Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Back again - two days in a row, I know what is going on!

An even quicker post today to share the card I made and gave to my lovely Dad for Father's Day today. I used a recently retired Stampin' Up! stamp set called Nailed It that I bought as a bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue with some matching framelits.


I'm gutted it hasn't carried over to the new Annual Catalogue as I think both the stamps and dies are great for male cards, which I often struggle with. Oh well, I'll get over it as there are so many fantastic sets in the new catalogue!


I also wanted to share another video - I thought I should film a few while I'm on a roll as I've been so slack of late! This is another card made with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle and the Number of Years stamp set with the Large Number Framelits. I wanted to keep the card fairly simple with minimal colours but wanted to add a bit of texture to the background so used the Brick Wall Textured Impressions embossing folder I'm rather pleased with the way it turned out.

I used Soft Sky for the base, Night of Navy for the first matting layer and whisper white for the top mat. I cut the Happy Birthday from the matting layer to be frugal and then a scrap to die cut the numbers and little banner. Inside has another mat of whisper white which is stamped with Night of Navy and Pool Party ink. I embossed the flap of the envelope to with the same embossing folder as I love to match the envelope with the card in some small way.



If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click here. If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

xxxxxxx

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - new stamp set by Stampin' Up!

It has been a while - there just have not been enough hours in the day!

Last weekend I spent two days at a local music festival with a dear friend and her teenage daughter. It was great fun - got to see Pete Tong, Rag'n'Bone Man, Dizzy Rascal, Chaka Khan to name a few. Lots of dancing, fun and laughter!


I had my monthly card classes on Thursday evening and this morning. Three ladies came on Thursday evening and we had a great time. There was supposed to be two today but unfortunately, one of my ladies was rushed to hospital last night - luckily she's back home and doing ok after a night of observation. Here are the projects we made, all based around the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle .


My next few tutorial videos will show you how to make these cards. Hope you like them.


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link

If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

xxxxxxx

Monday, 5 June 2017

Daisy Delight by Stampin' Up card tutorial

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry I've not been about for a few weeks. Life and work has been a bit hectic and I failed to find time to blog or do any new YouTube videos!

With our new annual catalogue launching on 1 June, I wanted to make a card using the gorgeous Daisy Delight stamp set (#143669) and matching punch (#143713). There are lots of cards using the large daisy image so I decided to use two of the smaller stamps and I'm really pleased with the way they turned out.


This is the card I made in the video - its a basic card but I love the way it looks and I thought it would be helpful to step it up a little for all the experienced and avid crafter's. I hope you like them all?


The card bases are all standard A6 using whisper white card stock. The panel is made using Elegant Eggplant measuring 5.5 cm x 14.5 cm. The three stamped panels are 5 cm x 4.5 cm. The decorative element on the stepped up versions are cut using one of the Flourish Thinlits dies cut in half. Here's the video - enjoy!

I had several important birthdays at the end of May but couldn't show any of the cards I made until they had been received.  My gorgeous nieces and nephew became teenagers on 27th May - here are the cards I made for them.

Katie loves birds so the hummingbird from the retiring Picture Perfect stamp set was just right so I paired that with the Number of Years (#140653) and Timeless Textures (#140517) stamp sets.

The retired Everyday Hero stamp set was perfect for Cooper and with that I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous (#143662).

For Kendal I decided to use the new Happy Birthday Thinlits die (#143700), Lots of Labels Framelits (#138281) and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

The Labeler Alphabet (#141936) stamp set is perfect for personalising cards.

If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link . You can have a look at all the lovely new products in the annual catalogue and lots of items that have carried over. Oh I can't wait to make and share more projects with you.

If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or are interested in holding an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Triple Layer Stamping - looks tricky but really isn't

Hi folks - I hope you are all well?


I know I've been MIA for a few weeks - sorry! Here are a few cards I made and I even did a quick video for the one on the right which you can find on my YouTube channel but I didn't manage a blog post as it takes me so long.  I tend to waffle - perhaps you noticed!!


Oh and I also put together some Survival Kits for a girls weekend in Rome, Italy. Six of us went on a two night city break and we had an absolute ball. We were truly blessed with glorious weather and it is such an amazing place. I need to go again as we didn't have enough time to see everything!

The girls loved their survival kits, which had tissues, plasters, paracetamol, hand sanitiser, hand cream, chewing gum, chocholate etc!


Since coming home, the first chance I've had to do any crafting was today so I decided to try triple layer stamping, which is something I've not done in a while and I love the way my card turned out. This colour combination - Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand - is gorgeous. I used floral images from the Blooms & Wishes photopolymer stamp set (#141784) and added a butterfly die cut with a Big Shot using the smallest detailed die from the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (#138135). The card is finished off with some retired/ing ribbon and Basic pearls.


The card base is A6 ie half a sheet of A4 cut in half and scored at 10.5cm. The layers are:-

10cm x 14.4cm - whisper white
8cm x 12.4cm - rich razzleberry
7.5cm x 10.4cm - whisper white
5.5cm x 8.4cm - rich razzleberry
5cm x 7.9cm - whisper white

So here is the video - enjoy! I am so happy to have reached the milestone of 100 subscribers to my YouTube channel. As a prize I will send a bundle of the cards I've made to the first subscriber to email me at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com - just send me your address!


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link . You might pick up a bargain or two from the retiring list.

If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx

Friday, 5 May 2017

Global Design Project 085 - Colour Challenge



Hi folks

I'm back again playing along with the Global Design Project #085 which is a Colour challenge! Basically one person is selected as a Guest Designer for the next Colour Challenge. How amazing would that be?

It is an exciting time at Stampin' Up! with a new annual catalogue coming out soon. As a demonstrator I have already seen the catalogue and there have been lots of sneak peaks posted on social media. My fellow demonstrators who were lucky enough to go to OnStage last month in Amsterdam have been able to pre-order lots of new goodies - that's just one of the perks of being a demonstrator.

It's also a bittersweet time because we have to say goodbye to the 2016-2017 In-Colours and other products.

For my entry, I've used my favourite three colours from the retiring In-Colours - Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder & Mint Macaron. In fact, everything I used is retiring including the Grateful Bunch photopolymer stamp set and Blossom Bunch punch.
I felt the card needed a bit more dimension and wanted to give the butterflies a sense of movement so stamped them again on a scrap whisper white card stock so I could punch them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch - I love the way they look.
  

I'm so happy with the way the card turned out. It's hard to show on the photo's but as well as adding a bit of bling I've used my Wink of Stella brush to add a bit of shimmer to the butterflies and flowers.

If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link . If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

xxxxxxx

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Twist and Pop Up card using Stampin' Up products

Hi Friends

I hope you're having a good weekend. Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday in the UK so a lot of us have an extra day off, which is always lovely - I hope to spend some of it crafting.

I can now share the details of the card I made for a dear friend as she is celebrating her birthday today - I hope she likes it!

It's called a Twist and Pop Up card and there are lots of templates and examples on Pinterest and YouTube. I'm not sure who came up with the design originally but they are a real wow card - I love them!!

The card base is 10.5 cm x 28 cm scored at 14 cm (Tempting Turquoise)
On the front the matting layer is 10 cm x 13.5 cm (Basic Black)
Next matting layer is 9.5 cm x 13 cm (Irresistably Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper #141644).

The pop up section is 10 cm x 28 cm (Tempting Turquoise) scored at 7 cm, 14 cm and 21 cm
Matting layers are 6.5 cm x 9.5 cm (Basic Black)
Next layers are 6 cm x 9 cm (Irresistibly Floral DSP x 2 &Whisper White x 2)
Inside base matting layers are 10 cm x 9.5 cm (Basic Black x 2)
Next matting layers are 9.5 cm x 9 cm (Whisper White x 2)

The DSP is coloured with Tempting Turquoise classic ink and the inside stamping is Cucumber Crush and Basic Black ink.

The four panel pop up section is decorated with die cuts from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (#142749). Images from Kinda Eclectic Clear-Mount (#135350) and So in Love Clear-Mount (#143216) stamp sets are used on the inside panels and the sentiments are from Balloon Adventures Photopolymer (#142823) and Suite Sentiments (#140712) stamp sets.

The belly band is a 2 cm strip of Tempting Turquoise embellished with Layering Circle Framelits Dies (#141705) in Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black and Whisper White stamped with a sentiment from the Window Shopping Clear-Mount Stamp set (#143265) and one of the Brights Enamal Shapes (#141680).

Wow when it's all written down I can see how many different sets I've used!! Anyway, here's a very quick video which shows how the card opens. If you'd like to see a video of how I made it leave a comment below and I'll see if I can do one.


Some of the sets I've use are retiring at the end of May so if you like what you see act quick while stocks last because when they're gone, they're gone.

If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click here and if you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

xxxxxxx

Friday, 28 April 2017

Global Design Project 084 - Case the Designer

Hi Friends

I thought I would play along with the Global Design Project again. This week it is Case the Designer and we are casing Michelle Last ... a very talented UK demo. Here's her gorgeous card .....

My card is totally inspired by her layout and like a lot of my cards is fairly simple with minimal colours but plenty of texture. 

I love using Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White as a colour combination and decided to use the elegant Petal Burst embossing folder to add texture to the background ( #141493 ) and one of the images from the lovely Beautiful You stamp set ( #143637 ).


I'm so happy with the frame, which was achieved with the Layering Oval Framelits ( #141706 ) and the Stitched Shaped Framelits ( #145372 ). I managed to sneak in a bit of the gorgeous glimmer paper that I earned for free during SAB.


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click here. If you have any questions, would like to come to a class or hold an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx