Sunday, 20 January 2019

Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Would you look at that pie? That's the kind of pie I could do business with!

Ingredients...
Stamping Bella Teeny Tiny Townie with a Pumpkin Pie Rubber Stamp
Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather Paper Pad

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Just swinging by...

Happy Friday everyone, it's Kat here!

Have you seen the gorgeous new release from Sunny Studio?

It's full of cuteness, pretty papers and fabulous dies, so no wonder I've gone completely bananas over it...


 I really have to give a special shout out to the new frame dies because they are sooooo pretty and I love that they have an 'inny' and an 'outy' which you can use individually or you can mix and match several of them like I've done here :-)


If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this card, including the Copic colours I used, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Pretty in Plaid...

Hello everyone!

It's Sue here today with probably my favourite of the cards I've made recently to show off the 
Whimsy Stamps 
new release goodies!
I have used the beautiful background stamp
and

To make my card I stamped the Buffalo Plaid Background Rubber Cling Stamp with an embossing pad and heat embossed it in white (The white heat embossed ink resists the colour from the Distress Inks).

Then I blended Distress Inks on top of the embossed plaid background - I used Evergreen Bough, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Scattered Straw which are quite delicate and look gorgeous together.

I used two square dies together to die cut a white frame and fixed the frame to the background.

Next I die cut white card with the Thanks Word with Shadows Die Set and blended Evergreen Bough Distress Ink over the word thanks.  I fixed that to the stitched edged die cut shadow and then fixed the die cuts to the bottom right hand side of the card design as shown.

Finally I added some glitter dots to the card design in similar colours to the Distress Ink.
I think this is just so pretty and delicate and is an effect I will definitely use again!

Thank you so much for popping by!


Be sure to have a look around our Dies To Die For blog to look at the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 

to engage in some essential retail therapy!

love from Sue...xxx

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Owl Rather Be With You

This is another moonscape card, this time using Gerda Steiner's adorable owls.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.





Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 13 January 2019

Reindeer with a Gift Stuffie

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


Yep, I'm making a pile for next year!

Ingredients...

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Wing-flapping happy!

Hi lovelies, it's Kat here!

Eeeeek, it's 2019!!

I'm super excited for a fabulous year of crafting and I've already placed a few orders for new crafty stash - lol!

So, before I get to that new stash I thought I'd play with a stamp set from the December MFT release. 


 I could not resist these adorable owls and decided to colour them in pastel shades; I think they look pretty cute...but I think they'd look cute in any colour TBH!


If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this card, including the Copic colours I used, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wing-flapping happy day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Blast Off

I'm delighted to have some cards in the January Making Cards magazine with a tutorial on 'moonscapes'.  I'm sharing one of the cards today with a space theme. The moon was quite simple to create with some masking, sponging and inking and the little scene is quite masculine too (a rarity for me!). I hope you like it and take a peek at the tutorial in the magazine for some inspiration.




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Sunday, 6 January 2019

Snowflake Wishes fairy

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)


This is actually my favourite time of the year to make Christmas cards!

Ingredients...

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Friends At First Sip

Well, here we are chaps, the first Saturday of the New Year!  You will be pleased to know that the online store is now fully operational again.

It's Squirrel here today, and I have a dose of Birdie Brown to share


So the lovely things used for this one are:

That's me for this week, have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Hugs



Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Tweet Friends

I was feeling a bit lacking in crafting mojo after the Christmas break so I've picked up my Tweet Friends stamp which I have really enjoyed using.  I've made a trio in a similar design but using varied colour themes from pastel pink and blue to a more wintry blue.










Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 29 December 2018

Make Yourself At Home

So here we are heading fast towards the New Year -  wow, January, won't that feel strange?
Like most of you, this little Squirrel is in a right muddle with the days just now!

Anyhoo, after the frantic rush of Christmas makes, what comes next but thanks you's.


So, this sweet (or not so sweet as modelled on Rosie) little kitty was made with a whole lot of My Favorite Things ingredients

So that's me for today, pop over to my blog for more details if you'd like them.

Hugs to all




Friday, 28 December 2018

Penguin Gift Bags

Hi everyone, it's Kat here!

So that's Christmas all over for another year but I feel there's time to squeeze in just one more Christmas project!
 

If you have been on the fence about whether the 3D bag/box dies out there are worth the money then I can't speak for all of them, but this gift bag die is just fabulous and totally worth the price tag!

It folds up and glues together so easily and is just the cutest thing for presenting a few chocolates or a small gift.


I've created penguin toppers to decorate my bags but there are also several gorgeous labels and a tab closure in the die set so I can't wait to try those out on some more designs :-)


If you would like more pictures and details on how I created these bags, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a wonderful day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Happy Freezin' Season

I've been playing with different colour sky combos with this little pingu and his snowy scene. I've added a little tree line from another stamp set, but this time inked the trees in brown rather than black for a softer look.






Card Recipe:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 22 December 2018

Christmas is Coming!

It's nearly here folks!

No make from me today, but I wanted to let you know about the online store Christmas


So, even if you have spent up on other people's presents, you have plenty of time to browse the store and order something for yourself to get the New Year started on the right crafty foot!


Have a great one!

Hugs


Friday, 21 December 2018

Hot chocolate cutie!

Happy Friday, it's Kat here!

I was still making Christmas cards up until a few days ago, including this one with the uber gorgeous Teeny Tiny Townie Hot Chocolate from Stamping Bella...



So, I have to ask...do you think this little lady is actually IN the hot chocolate or just standing behind it?!


If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this card, but not including the Copic colours I used because I got muddled up and didn't write them down (oops!), then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Wishing you all the most wonderful festive holiday season!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Warm and Feathered Hugs

I really liked the card I made a few weeks ago using my Warm and Feathered Hugs stamps so I've made another similar one but using one of the other owls from the set.  This one looks like he's carol singing!  


Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:
Happy crafting
Annette
xx



Saturday, 15 December 2018

Warm & Feathered Hugs

Morning all, Virtual Squirrel here today, the real me is sitting with gritted teeth at the hairdressers.

We are rapidly approaching the festivities and this card was made to send
to a very special friend


and the lovely things used were

I used a small punch for the little snowflakes but I could have used my

OK, that's me for today, pop over to the blog if you want more detail.

Hugs to all


Friday, 14 December 2018

Festive flamingo

Hi everyone it's Kat here!

I was trying hard not to get sucked into the flamingo thing...but as you can see I failed!


I wanted to add the 'Fla la la la la la la mingo' sentiment but after I used the text paper I just didn't feel it worked so well, and left it without.

I think I'll just stamp it inside instead :-)

This flamingo most definitely has his festive on!


Oh, and did I mention that you can get this flamingo stamp and die set with 35% off right now?

Well, now I have and even if you're done with Christmas cards for this year, I'd grab one while you can and pop it away to use next year!

If you would like more pictures and details on how I created this card, including the Copic colours I used, then please do pop over to visit me at Paper Firefly.

Have a fabulous day!

Kat xx


Lovely things I used;

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Reindeer Thursday!...

Hello friends, it's Reindeer Thursday!

I have such a soft spot for reindeer and these Stamping Bella cuties had been sat on my 
'to do' pile for far too long!
Ingredients from
Other Ingredients
Hot Press Card
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Iced Spruce
Perfect Pearls
Stix2 Masking Sheet
Caran D'ache Luminance Pencils (Dreamy)!!!
White Gel Pen
Mod Podge
Glamour Dust
Archival Ink in Cobalt
Be sure to have a look around our 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and pop to then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 

love from

Sue...xxx

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sweet Holiday Penguins

I've been playing with my new favourite pingu stamp set for today's card.  I've also used my pretty new MFT paper pad and just added a simple twine embellishment and a die cut border.




Card Recipe:

From Dies To Die For:

Happy crafting
Annette
xx


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Fairy Gifts For You

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

And it's time to get festive...


She's a cutie isn't she?! And you can't beat a bit of glitter at this time of year!

Ingredients...

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Winter Skies

Hello peeps, Squirrel popping in today

How are your Christmas preparations coming along?  I thought I was doing well, but have suddenly realised what I still have to do and anxiety is setting in!

I have a sweet and simple make for you today



Image painted with Distress Inks as watercolours

Hugs to all