Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Some changes are coming...

Hello Fireflies!!!!!

DT Jammie here and I'd like to let you all know that there will be some changes coming to FFC.  We are going to focus the whole store onto Facebook!  We are hoping this makes things easier for you all and that you'll love what we are doing!  We will still have the same great products, and add new things often, as fellas having the same commitment to amazing prices and superb customer service.

We are also changing our challenge schedule.  From now on we will be doing just one monthly challenge.  You can feel free to enter as many times as you like, just be sure you're using some product that we carry.  The challenge will be done on Facebook and we hope that many, many of you will play along.  So stay tuned and lookout for our challenge coming to you on the First of every month!!!

In the mean time:

We have another amazing card for you to check out from our totally awesome guest designer Jan Tink.  Jan is so amazingly incredible, I can't help but get a little bit star struck when I chat with her!  She is so kind and sweet and fun!  I'm just in awe.  Check out her super cute Halloween card!

Isn't this just the cutest thing you've ever seen?!?!?! I just love it! Thank you so much Jan for being so incredible, and for hanging out in the forest with us this month!  You are truly awesome! 

Ok Fireflies! I can't wait to share with you our new challenge on the first of the month.  The current challenge will stay open until then and you can play along by going to our Facebook group "Firefly Crafts Fun" and putting your card into the album.  

Have a wonderful Halloween!!!! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ghoul Friend...

Hello & Happy Wednesday Fireflies!!!
Firefly DT Theresa here from - Theresa's Crafty Creations
and today I've created this Super CUTE Halloween 
Card  for a Wonderful Crafting Friend - (Hope She Like's it)



I just think the sentiment is so FUN along with those ghost! :)


-- Details on how I created it --

I pulled out 3 of my Distress inks along with a Stencil
and a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 white cardstock
I used some (post it) tape to hold down my stencil
over the cardstock and then I just started 
blending my colors together - 

 I started with the Carved Pumpkin, then moved into
Crushed Olive, then blended in the Wilted Violet -
These are wonderful Halloween colors and they
blend really nicely together
Whenever you want to blend your colors - always make 
sure to use a circular motion and a gentle hand
there is no need to put lots of pressure on your blending tool
it will all blend together as long as you take your time
and don't rush it - :)

Once I got the look I wanted - I pulled up the Stencil to reveal
this cool Honeycomb look -
Once that was all done - I cut down my card mat
to 4" x 5 1/4" - I then Attached the card mat
to my Black Card Base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) A2 Card

Then came the CUTE ghost that I stamped on some white cardstock
I added a little bit of Grey marker on all of them, just to give them
a shadow look -
I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter pen on all the
ghost, just to make them shine -
Once that was complete I took some Dimensional Adhesive 
and POPPED those Ghosts right up on my card!

I then took a strip of Black Cardstock and stamped
my sentiment using some versamark ink - added
some White Embossing powder and heat set it with my
heating tool gun - Then attached it to my card -

I felt my card needed just a tiny bit more - So I added
some Glitter Enamel Dots and that's it! :)


-- Products used on my card --

Cardstock - White, Black
Honeycomb Stencil 
T1 Copic Marker for shading the Ghosts
Stitched Card Mat Die 
Assorted Glitter Enamel Dots 
Versamark Ink
Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
 White Embossing Powder
Heat tool gun

Items found at Firefly Crafts - Listed Below
Ghosts, Faces, Sentiment - Lawn Fawn (Booyah)




    

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Enjoy the rest of your Day!!



Friday, October 7, 2016

From All Of Us....

Good morning everyone!!! 
Today, I am sharing an inspirational post for Firefly Crafts
AND today is my BIRTHDAY!!! 

I will post a little giveaway on my Instagram later, but first my card!  :)
For this card, I used CC Designs: Pollycraft Marieta
Image has been colored with Copics, using the following colors: 
Once I was done coloring the image, I did some fussy cutting, which I LOVE to do! 
I paper pieced the envelope she is holding and added a little bit of glitter to the hearts in her hair, envelope and shoes.   My paper of choice was an older Lawn Fawn paper pad called: Sweater Weather.  It fit perfect for the Fall theme I was going for. 
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn: On the Mend

The following products and be found at Firefly Craft Shop:

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  
Make sure to stop by my Instagram later!!  :) 
Hugs.



Thursday, October 6, 2016

Another Direct to Paper Tutorial.

Hello lovelies! DT Lena here and  today I have another direct to paper tutorial for you ( Inspired by Zindorf). Like the last tutorial this one uses Tim Holtz distress inks that you can find in the store at Firefly Crafts

Step 1:  
Rub your ink pad along the top of your paper. Reminder: I use smooth cardstock as it is easier to run ink over).  This one is Mustard seed but you can use any yellow. 

Step 2: 
I used broken China and ran along the bottom half of my paper . It is ok to leave some white areas and ideally you want some so it looks like waves. 

Step 3:
I used Mowed lawn green in a sweeping motion upward from bottom so it looks like grass


step 4: 
I used Vintage photo on the corner because I thought it would look like an island but it did not. Haha . You can either do this step or skip 

Step 5:
I used black soot to ink up my flowers and stamp on bottom. You can use whatever stamps you want for this or leave it as just the water. 

Step 6: 
I used both Candied Apple and Abandoned Coral and added some streaks to the sky. 


Step 7: 
Finish card as Desired
I added some birds with a black tip pen and added a sentiment from the Honey Bee Set Thankful. 

Get your Inks here: 




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's Fall in the Forest

Happy Wednesday Fireflies!!!! 

Fall is in the air, and we are just so excited!  We have so many things happening here at FFC you are all in for a real treat!  Let's begin by thanking everyone who played along with our Anything Goes challenge.  There were some wonderful projects!!! Drumroll please....... and our winner (via random draw) is....... Marie Fix!!!!! 
(Please email our Momma Firefly at fireflyscrafts@gmail.com to claim your prize within the week)
This is her beautiful entry into our challenge: 


Now; on to the NEW challenge...

Our challenge is meant to inspire, not require, so there are very few rules.  Those rules are as follows:

1.  You MUST use a stamp or Die (or some other main component of your project) that can be found in our shop.
2. You MUST upload a photo of your creation to the proper album on our Facebook Page before Midnight EST.
3. Have Fun!!!!

The winner of each challenge will be announced when we announce our new challenge.  Each month we will have a different prize or gift card from our store. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all of you Fireflies! 

*** Important update: There will be 2 challenges a month going forward: the 1st Wednesday of the month will be  an "Anything Goes" challenge, and the third Wednesday of each month will be a "Theme" or "Technique" type challenge. ***

So, without further adieu, here is the FireFly Crafts challenge:

This challenge is: Fall!


Simply choose anything from any company we carry in the store at www.fireflycrafts.net and make a card or project, then post it in our album located on our Facebook Group Page.  
(https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.627936130709507&type=1) 

The Prize for this challenge is: 
A Brand new Heat Gun!!!
(We can all use a new one of these! Lol!)


Here are some examples from our amazing Design Team:

Firefly Jammie Clark: 




Firefly Theresa McKinney:


I'm so very excited to announce that we have an INCREDIBLE GDT this month here in the forest!!!! 
Fireflies: please welcome Jasmine Turandar!!

Jasmine comes to us all the way from Sweeden.  She is so very talented and just an incredible person and friend.  She made a beautiful card that really captures the feel of Fall. We are so pleased to have her play along with us this month and so very honored to call her a firefly. Please show her some amazing Firefly love this month by commenting below or stopping by her blog (http://noxine.se)!  Thank you so much Jasmine!


Ok everyone, it's time to get crafty!  Think fall, grab a warm beverage, and enter the challenge, you have until October 4th to add your submission to the album on our Facebook Group Album.  (Search Firefly Crafts Fun!)
See you all in the forest! 

SaveSave

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Anything Goes Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday Fireflies!!!! 

Our challenge is meant to inspire, not require, so there are very few rules.  Those rules are as follows:

1.  You MUST use a stamp or Die (or some other main component of your project) that can be found in our shop.
2. You MUST upload a photo of your creation to the proper album on our Facebook Page before Midnight EST.
3. Have Fun!!!!

The winner of each challenge will be announced when we announce our new challenge.  Each month we will have a different prize or gift card from our store. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all of you Fireflies! 

*** Important update: There will be 2 challenges a month going forward: the 1st Wednesday of the month will be  an "Anything Goes" challenge, and the third Wednesday of each month will be a "Theme" or "Technique" type challenge. ***

So, without further adieu, here is the FireFly Crafts challenge:

This challenge is: Anything Goes!


Simply choose anything from any company we carry in the store at www.fireflycrafts.net and make a card or project, then post it in our album located on our Facebook Group Page.  
(https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.622316931271427&type=1) 

The Prize for this challenge is: 
A $10 store credit to Firefly Crafts Online Store!!!


Here are some examples from our amazing Design Team:




Firefly Lena Nunn:









Wow, what an amazing DT we have! We hope they helped to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing.  Don't forget to add your project to the album on our Facebook page and check back here often for more inspiration.  See you soon!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thankful Fern --

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
It's September 1st! YAY! The Year is just
zooming by and FALL will be here before we know it...
Firefly DT Theresa here from Theresa's Craft Creations

 I thought I would inspire you with a lovely Fall card!
All my crafty friends know FALL is my Favorite Season
and I've been crafting up tons of FUN Fall projects
over the last couple of weeks... :)


- Here's what I created to get you Inspired -




I so LOVE this beautiful Word Die -



- Recipe for my card -



(Thankful) word Die Firefly Crafts 
 (Fern) Leaf Die Firefly Crafts *out of stock at the moment*
Sequins - Root Beer Float (Firefly Crafts)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Firefly Crafts *out of stock at the moment*

On the "Thankful" Word die & the "Fern leaf" die, I cut them
 out 3x's each to give them some dimension on my card
they really stand out beautifully with that copper cardstock -
Since I didn't want the whole piece of the "Fern leaf" die...
I cut it 1/2 way down - added the 1 section to the front of my card
and the rest of the leaf I added to the inside of my card, so everything
would tie together nicely for the recipient!


You can find ALL the Highlighted Products



Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Theresa
Back to Top