Saturday, 13 September 2014

Autumn/Winter Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Stars Blog Hop, where we will be featuring projects made using products from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Autumn/Winter Catalogue.

If you have hopped here from Sarah's blog, or even hopped back from Tracy's blog then welcome. Welcome too if this is your starting point.

There are 25 (now 24) blogs for you to hop around (including mine) so I would suggest you make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, or even pour a glass of wine, depending on the time of day of course, and make yourself comfortable. Please note that once you get to Kim's blog you will have to copy and paste the URL for Lynn's blog as Kim can't put in the link (isn't technology wonderful), sorry.

Today, I thought I would share with you a couple of projects that I have made using the Bright & Beautiful Stamp set with co-ordinating Star framelits. I love framelits and life is so simple now that we have the Magnetic Plate for the Big Shot.

I picked up some metal wreath formers from a florists wholesaler ages ago, and I thought I would use one of them for my first project.

I used the All is Calm Designer Washi Tape to cover the extra large wooden pegs (from a well known auction site). This meant that I had all the pegs covered and ready to go in less than 1.5 hours, so this is a quick and easy project to make. I also used one of the Washi Tapes to wrap the outer layer of the metal wreath as I quickly realised that you would be able to see it between the pegs.

The stars were stamped in a variety of colours, namely Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate.  The top-most star was mounted onto a Brushed Silver star and an Island Indigo greeting was cut using one of the greetings from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.

The other stars were topped with a Silver Glimmer Paper star and then an Island Indigo Candy Dot from a pack of Regals Candy Dots. I used Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon to hang the wreath as this gives a lovely contrast and ties in the candy dots and greeting.

My second project is a card that I have made using the same stamp set (Bright & Beautiful) and framelit dies (Stars Collection).

I have kept to the pretty much the same colours, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz but used Soft Sky instead of Smoky Slate. I added some silver by way of the Silver Foil star that the smallest (in Soft Sky) is sitting on. All topped off with a Basic Rhinestone of course - it's a Christmas Card and a little bit of sparkle is a must.

Here's the card face on and you can see that I attached the greeting to the card using some Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon.

Well, that's about it from me for today and I guess it's time to let you go check out the rest of the blog hop.  If you would like to hop forward to Tracy's fabulous blog please click on the forward button but if you would like to go back and check out Sarah's blog and lovely ideas please click on the back button.

Happy Hopping and have a great weekend.

If you get lost you can check back here, as I have a complete list of all those taking part.

Fiona  –     YOU ARE HERE


  1. Love that wreath - fab idea, and what an elegant card. X

  2. Really effective wreath, a great base for lots of different occasions

  3. Wow! ! Love the wreath and the card is gorgeous x

  4. Great projects, and a fab colour choice!
    Mandy x

  5. I have a big box of pegs waiting to be used - this is lovely
    Your card is also great, I particularly like the ribbon with the sentiment... will have to give this a go :)

  6. Fab projects. Now I know why you needed all those pegs!

  7. Love that card and the wreath is definitely unique :)

  8. Love these projects :)


Thanks for taking time to visit my blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments about my projects so please feel free to leave them here. Fiona x