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
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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
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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

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

SU Envelope Punch Board - envelope gift box for 4" x 4" cards

Hey there, it's been a little while!

I am in awe of anyone who finds time to blog every day .... I can't even do it once a week! I did get out of sync with our trip to Dorset and had technical issues but that's just excuses .... some days I just don't have time to craft.

My Mum-in-law (one of my best customers - she's a great supporter and loves my cards and hasn't got the patience to make them herself so buys from me) asked me for 10 blank cards so I put together two sets of five designs mostly using the retiring SU's Petite Petals stamp sets and matching punch. I'm going to miss them as I use them a lot.

Rather stupidly I forgot to take photo's apart from these two. I made a box for one set so Carol could give them to her cousin as a gift.  I tell you my head really hasn't been in the right space recently.




I had a fun crafty afternoon last Friday with my lovely friend and up-line Victoria after a spot of lunch. I played around with That's the Tag photopolymer bundle #144725. Victoria played with Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies #140279 and made me this adorable beach hut - don't you just love it?

Anyway, it's getting late and I'm waffling. 



My latest YouTube video shows one of the ways I package a set of cards if I'm giving them to friends and family as gifts. Here I use the SU Envelope Punch Board #133774 to create an envelope box for a set of 4" x 4" cards that I made using Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP #141632, Love & Affection stamp set #141545, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies #140625, Botanical Blooms stamp set #140757, Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies #138135, Butterflies Thinlits Dies #137360, the Scalloped Tag Topper punch #133324.



You can browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store by clicking on the following link 24/7 or click on the links above to go directly to product page

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 and see you soon.

Lynnie C
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Monday, 17 April 2017

Masking Technique with Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree

Happy Easter guys - hope you've had a great time.

We had a short break camping in Dorset, me the hubby and Ollie, the collie, which was lovely. The Jurassic coast is absolutely beautiful and we were blessed with good weather so on Friday we walked West along the coastal path from our campsite in Seatown to Charmouth and back (approx 9 miles) -the next day we walked East to Bridport and West Bay (where Broadchurch was filmed) and on the way back to our site stopped off for a cream tea at a wonderful cafe on Downhouse Farm.

I had intended to make a video yesterday but I was a too relaxed and ended up falling asleep after supper! So today after a lovely lunch at a local pub with both sets of parents earlier today, I came home and made a video showing how easy it is to make a lovely card using the masking technique. I ended up making three cards.


The middle card is a basic single layer card which has one of the stamps from the Lovely as a Tree set #128655 in a circle created using a mask made with the largest circle die from the Layering Circle Framelits #141705. The other two have the same image but are stepped up versions where I added coloured card stock and some embellishments. I'm really pleased with the results.

Here's the video I made of the basic card. I've now got 80 subscribers on YouTube which is amazing. I'm trying to decide on what to do when I get 100 subscribers and think it will have to be a giveaway of some DSP and some other goodies!



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 are interested in having a party or holding an event please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Nailed It with Serene Scenery #GDP082


Hi Folks!

I'm playing along with the Global Design Project again today. This time it's a sketch challenge and here's a pic of my entry - sorry for the poor quality!


I haven't tried doing a sketch challenge before so hope this fits the criteria. It's a fairly simple card using some of the Serene Scenery DSP and a strip of Chocolate Chip card stock on a whisper white A6 card base. I love the designs in this paper pack and think this one works perfectly paired with the Nailed It stamp set and thinlits dies. I couldn't resist stamping the nails along the left hand edge in Basic Grey archival ink.
If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, and pick up a bargain from the retiring list, please click on the link 24/7 shop

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, 9 April 2017

#GDP081 Colour Challenge



Happy Sunday!

It is a colour challenge at Global Design Project this week so I thought I'd play along for the first time!

The brief is to use Night of Navy, Whisper White and a free choice so this is what I made using Night of Navy card stock and whisper white for the inside panel, Stampin' Emboss white powder heat embossed and silver glimmer paper.


I've even made a quick video - I must admit that in the first version of this card I used a retired stamp set, which was a pain but at least I realised before I added a link to the Global Design Project page.


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the link 24/7 shop

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

Thursday, 6 April 2017

April's monthly card class

Just popping on to share a photo of the cards we made earlier tonight at my monthly card class for beginners.

We had a great evening. Three of my friends came to class this month. Nicky has supported me since the beginning and it was lovely to see her helping the other two who have never crafted before. They were all a bit camera shy so didn't want me to take their photo's during class and I'm a little annoyed I didn't take photo's of their cards at the very least because I loved the way they changed the designs slightly. 

To see the look of achievement and pride on their faces when they finished all three cards was very satisfying and I know they will be back for more. #lovemyjob

Thanks for stopping by

Lynnie C
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Sunday, 2 April 2017

A quick and easy card using SU products

Happy Sunday folks!

Can you believe it's April already ..... the weeks sure are flying by.

I am chuffed to bits with my new SU InkPad Rack KX made by Creations by Rod (www.creations-by-rod.co.uk). Great quality and at an affordable price - whats not to love! Rod makes a large range of inserts for the Ikea Kallax/Expedit but they can also be freestanding like mine.

Unfortunately, I wasn't around on the day Parcelforce wanted to delivery the racl so I arranged via automated SMS for delivery next day but that didn't work and I'm sure you can imagine how I felt when they admitted misplacing the parcel but eventually it was found and delivered. I have to say the young lady who I spoke to was really professional despite me taking my frustration out on her - poor girl.

On Friday my parents celebrated their Emerald Wedding Anniversary - 55 years together is a huge milestone so I made them this special card. The card base was 8in x 8in with matting layers in Emerald Envy then Whisper White. The larger flowers were stamped in Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride using the Special Reasons stamp set, these and leaves are die cut using the Bigshot with the Stylist Stems Framelits dies - they come as a bundle so you can save 10% (#144720). The smaller flowers are stamped in Watermelon Wonder with the Petite Petals set (#133155) and cut with the matching punch (#133322). The other leaves are from the Botanical Builder Framelits dies (#140625).

Anyway, today is my wedding anniversary - 12 years together, forever to go! As I was away last weekend, we had both sets of parents over for Sunday lunch which was lovely. The hubby is now in bed so I've managed to get my Sunday video and blog finished - I must get more organised rather than leave these things to the last minute!

Today's demo is a quick and easy card using the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing folder (#133737). It really is lovely and this is a good way of using up smaller bits of card. The colours are from the Blooms & Bliss cardstock pack - Island Indigo, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum. These are layered onto a layer of Basic Black with a standard A6 Whisper White card base. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark on a hand torn strip of Basic Black and heat embossed in White Embossing powder. To finish it off I stamped three flowers in each of the colours using a flower from the Petite Petals stamp set and punched them out using the matching punch.


The first sample I made used a Basic Black card base but I think it's pops more on a white card base. I also made a card using the de-bossed side of the embossed panels - which do you like better?


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the link 24/7 shop

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, 26 March 2017

Designer Series Paper - #loveitchopit

Happy Mother's Day!

Here are the cards I made;

One is for my Mum - I usually give her a soppy, pretty card but love the cartoon images in the Everyday Hero Stamp Set #143080  and sentiments. The other is for my second Mum (my Mother-in-law) - you might recognise it from an earlier post. It uses the SAB Avant Garden stamp set #i43272

Today's video is another quick card and follows on from my last  Lynn's Lesson video, which was all about SU cardstock and Designer Series Paper. I confess that I have trouble cutting up and using DSP because it is just too pretty, which is just silly! So I'm making a conscious effort to make cards and videos using some of the gorgeous DSP we stock.

I have a few friends who are new to crafting and there are so many different products out there it can be overwhelming. I hope to show them that it is easy to create beautiful cards with minimal supplies.


If you would like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! Online shop, please click on the following link 24/7 shopping

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

Ad always thanks for stopping by

Lynnie C
Xxxxxxxx


Sunday, 19 March 2017

How to step up projects using Avant Garden a Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bratiion stamp set

Happy Sunday folks!

A different video for you today. I wanted to show three cards I made using the same stamp set and basic design and how making some simple changes you can step up your cards.

All of the cards use one of the flowers from the Avant Garden stamp set (#143272). This is a SU Sale-A-Bration (SAB) set that is free with a qualifying £45 order from the annual or Spring/Summer catalogues. On the first card, the flowers are stamped in Island Indigo ink (stamped 3 times without re-inking to get the different colours) on a Whisper White A6 card base, leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink. The front two flowers are fussy cut and attached using dimensionals. The flower pots are all die cut from Tip Top Taupe card stock using one of the dies from the Window Box Thinlit dies (#142762)

The second card uses a Very Vanilla A6 card base that is embossed using the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#141493). The flowers are stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink with the leaves in Mint Macaron on a square of Very Vanilla mounted on Elegant Eggplant cardstock. The front three flowers are fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals. The sentiment is mounted on Elegant Eggplant too. Clear Wink of Stella (#141897) brushed onto the flowers adds a lovely shimmer.

The final card is a Sweet Sugarplum A6 card base embossed using the same embossing folder. The flowers are stamped in Sweet Sugarplum (again more than once without re-inking to get different colours) with Mint Macaron leaves. All the flowers and leaves are fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals to some of the gorgeous SAB Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper that has been cut out with the largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits (#138281). The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set (#130042).


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
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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Saturday crafting! Stampin' Up! Make A Medallion

Hi Folks

I've been itching to have a play with a couple of Sale-A-Bration items; the gorgeous Glimmer Paper (6" x 6" sheets in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum - 143831) and the beautiful Make A Medallion stamp set. - 143274.


Today's video shows you how I made one of these cards in Elegant Eggplant and Sweet Sugarplum. The background is embossed using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - 143231, which creates amazing texture whether using the embossed or de-bossed side. I also used one of my new favourite tools the Stamp-a-ma-jig - 101049 - to help me line up the second image. It didn't quite go to plan but I left in the blooper to show how easy it is to flip the card and try again.


My second monthly card class was on Thursday night and I was so pleased my friend Nicky came back. We had a lovely evening making three card projects. I really need to spread the word and find more people to join the fun and find their creative side.


If you'd like to purchase any of the items I used or browse round my Stampin' Up! On-line store, please click on the following link https://www2.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=5018829. 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
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Sunday, 5 March 2017

Quick Butterfly card using Stampin' Up Products

Happy Sunday folks!

Today, I'm sharing a pretty butterfly card, inspired by one I found on Pinterest created by the very talented Julie Kettlewell, one of the top UK Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

I love butterflies and one of the first SU stamp sets I purchased when I discovered SU was Papillon Potpourri (123759) and the matching Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526) and the Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406) from the SU annual catalogue.


The base is a standard A5 size with Very Vanilla card stock. The butterflies are stamped down the right hand side of the card in Watermelon Wonder and Pacific Point in and then fussy cut around the outside edge. I used a Stamp-a-majic (101049) to position the butterflies exactly where I wanted them. I stamped them again adding a bit of sparkle with a Wink of Stella Brush, which acts like a blender pen pulling ink onto the butterfly wings. Using the matching punches, the butterflies were punched out and glued using Tombo multipurpose liquid glue. The sentiment is from the Special Reason stamp set (142902) from the Spring / Summer Occasions catalogue stamped in Pacific Point and layered on a piece of Watermelon Wonder card stock. These were both die cut using Stylish Stems Framelits (142750) and stock onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's a video tutorial


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

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and 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
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Friday, 3 March 2017

The Paper Mates monthly get together

Hello!

When I signed up as an independent Stampin' Up! (SU) demonstrator in October 2015, I joined a fantastic team of ladies called The Paper Mates, led by the lovely Victoria McLafferty (aka Very Victoria Crafts). We are a small team based in Sussex, mostly hobby demo's. I was welcomed into the team and have really enjoyed getting to know everyone and love the time we spend crafting together.

Anyway, Victoria is having some building work done so our monthly team meetings / crafting sessions have temporarily relocated to my home. We were thinking about what projects to do at our February get together when we saw an amazing project initially on a closed Facebook Group for SU Demonstrators, designed by another very talented UK Independent SU demo, Sanjay Soriano from Mitosu Crafts - I hope he won't mind me adding the following links:-

Mitosu Crafts fb page and Mitosu Crafts YouTube tutorial

Well we  decided we just had to make our own version and I love an excuse to play with my craft supplies!! It uses the wonderful Window Shopping bundle from the SU Spring / Summer catalogue.


and the Botanical Builder framelits from the SU annual catalogue.

Here's my prototype - the base is Night of Navy card stock with Wisteria Wonder panels cut using the Stitched Shape framelits, the floral die cut panel is Whisper White and has a piece of vellum on the back coloured with Stampin' Write Markers. The flowers and leaves are die cut in Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Rose Red and Old Olive.  White enamel dots finish it off nicely.

The big shot is an essential tool for making this as there is so much die-cutting but hope you'll agree it turned out really well and I've given this one to my Mum as she needed a bit of cheering up! This is definitely a card for the more experienced crafter but is well worth the effort.

This is the version we made on Wednesday evening a slightly different colour scheme - Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry instead of the Wisteria Wonder and Rose Red.

The back of each has a panel where you can write your message.

The great thing is it folds down and can fit into a 6" x 6" envelope. There is some dimension but not too much and in any event it would be easy enough to build a matching envelope box with the SU Envelope Punch board.

Here they are side by side - I love them.#hexagonalpopupcard


If you would like to have a browse round my online store, please click on the following link

LynnieCDesigns Stampin' Up! online shop

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and 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.

LynnieC
xxxxxxx

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Beautiful You stamp set

Happy Saturday!

Wow what a week! I'm afraid I didn't have time on Wednesday to record a Lynn's Lesson! Next week is going to be another hectic one so I'm not sure I'll be able to do one but I'll try.

Here's today's make - another quick and easy card, this time using the Beautiful You stamp set from the Spring / Summer Occasions Catalogue by Stampin' Up!

The base is thick Whisper White card stock with Peek-a-boo peach designer series paper (DSP) and card stock. I've stamped the image in Basic Grey classic ink on whisper white and again on the DSP, which is double sided, then cut out the dress and hat and simply glued it over the original image (a technique called paper piecing).

The sentiment is coloured using Stampin' Write Markers in Peek-a-boo peach and Basic Grey. I think it makes the word "birthday" pop? This is punched out with the Decorative Label punch and layered Peek-a-boo peach. A bit of white bakers twine is tied at the top and three white enamel dots finish of the card.

I've deliberately not used a lot of dimension so it can be posted easily. I truly love this stamp set and have had such fun creating projects with it.

Anyway, you guessed it I made another video, which shows how I made it.


As always thanks for stopping by. If you'd like to browse through my Stampin' Up! online store, please click the link below:-

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynniecdesigns/

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

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Another quick and easy card ...


Card usong Flower Shop SU stamp set and matching punch:

Happy Sunday folks!

Today's card is another quick and easy make using minimal supplies.

It was inspired by a card made by a very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator from USA called Brandy Cox from Brandys Cards so I hope she won't mind me CASEing her card!  For those non-crafters CASE means:-

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I've used one stamp set Flower Shop, which was one of the stamp sets I picked for my kit when I joined Stampin' Up!  I still chuckle to myself when I think about that as I was so excited by the gorgeous stamp sets, punches, co-ordinating inks and embellishments that I completely forgot to include any card stock or paper! The stamp set has a matching pansy punch which makes it quick and easy to punch out the flowers. Anyway here's the video, bloopers and all (lol)


I really love this set - the six different flowers, each give a different look and who doesn't like a pretty flower. I hope this demo shows how easy it is to create a pretty homemade card using minimal supplies.


Very excited this week as I got my new business stamp. Ordered online from The English Stamp Company it arrived within a few days - amazing service, fantastic quality and great value too - so I can now stamp my details on the back of my projects - I absolutely love it - looks so professional!


If you'd like to browse through my Stampin' Up! online store, please click on the link below:
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynniecdesigns/

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

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Lynn's Lessons - adhesives

So today's lesson is all about adhesives. I'm sure you know there are lots of different products out there so I'm just going to talk through what's available from Stampin' Up! but first watch my video ....


My go to glue is Tombow Multipurpose liquid glue as it works really well, you don't need a lot of it and it gives you plenty of time to make sure things are placed where you want them (I've been known to get things a bit wonky, if I'm honest!).

The Fine Tip Glue Pen is great for adding small embellishments and delicate paper cutouts and the needle in the lid is great for making sure the fine tip doesn't get clogged up!

Mini Glue dots are ideal for adding bigger embellishments to projects and great value with 300 in a pack. Stampin' Dimensionals are a quick and easy way to add depth and dimension to projects. There are 300 in a pack but you can also use the edging as well so nothing's wasted. SNAIL adhesive and Fast Fuse are refillable double sided tape runners and are both great way to add double sided adhesive in a straight line to projects. I will show you how easy they are to refill in the coming weeks.

If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up/1 online store, please click on the link below.
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynniecdesigns/

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

As always thanks for stopping by.

LynnieC
xxxxxxx

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Quick and fun punch art cards

I had so much fun making today's cards. I first made them last year for my friends twins - I wanted to send them similar cards that were cute and unfussy without a number on - a boy and girl.

You don't need a lot of supplies or tools either to make them. The card base is standard UK A5 in Very Vanilla card stock, the next layer is Tip Top Taupe cut at 10 cm x 14.3cm, the snout or muzzle is a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock - I used a corner rounder on all these pieces. The eyes are cut from a scrap of Basic Black and the nose from a scrap of Chocolate Chip cut using a 3/4" circle punch. The bows are made from strips of In-Colour designer series paper stack using the Stampin' Up! envelope punch board (it makes so much more than envelopes).


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up one line store, please click on the following link http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynniecdesigns/. 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

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Lynn's Lessons

Thursday already! Blimey, this week is flying by! I'm a little late with my latest video - #2 in the Lynn's Lessons series. This is inspired by my friends comments at my class last week so I've decided to go back to basics as there are probably a lot of newbies out there who want to start papercrafting but don't know where to start.

I've been crafting for many years and have accumulated a lot of supplies - I like to think of myself as a collector rather than a hoarder!! I bought most of it either from local craft shops or on-line but was frustrated that it was almost impossible to find papers, card and embellishments that matched. That's one of the things I love about Stampin' Up! everything co-ordinates so beautifully.

My sister-in-law got me into stamping many years ago but I found wooden stamps expensive and the quality of photopolymer sets a bit hit and miss and I almost gave up because I couldn't always get a proper image - I'm a bit of a perfectionist you see. I also found ink pads dried out quickly.

I tried lots of different techniques dry-embossing, quilling, punch art, distress ink, perfect pearls, flower soft, die cutting, embossing folders..... the list goes on. Then I discovered Stampin' Up. I ordered a punch from a local demo, booked onto a class and within a very short time had signed up as a demo and my love affairs with SU began.  (TBH I find it hard to use my old supplies because the quality is so poor compared to what I use now!)

So what do you really need to get started - some pretty paper, card stock, ink and a few stamp sets. Essential tools are a good trimmer, glue, scissors, a cutting mat to protect your work surface and you're ready to start creating and having fun.

Here's the latest video - I'd love you to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss any future videos and any feedback would be wonderful. I know there's plenty of room for improvement but practice makes perfect (so they say):-


If you'd like to have a browse round my Stampin' Up! online store, please click on the following link http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynniecdesigns/. 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 stopping by.

Lynnie C
xxxxxxx


Monday, 6 February 2017

Weekend makes ...

Hello stampers!

It has been a busy week but I still found time to make a few projects and yesterday I managed to film another video of a quick and easy card using Stampin' Up! products. (For some reason it uploaded twice on my YouTube channel ....... !!)



I've deleted the second copy but didn't really want to as it had been viewed 10 times and I'm absolutely delighted that anyone wants to watch my videos.

This card came about because I held my first solo class on Thursday night.


We had fun as it was just me and my friend Nicky, who has very little crafting experience . We made three cards together but I got carried away and by the end of the evening I could tell she was completely overwhelmed! Here are the cards we made:-


I changed the projects at the last minute and each project used completely different stamp sets and inks, which seemed like a good idea at the time but it left her thinking how much she needed to buy to make projects on her own! It was a great learning curve for both of us and it can't have been that bad as she wants to come again next month!

I've also set up my on-line shop so if you want to head on over and have a browse please do. http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lynniecdesigns/

Thanks for stopping by.

Lynnie C
xxx

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Lynn's Lessons - Handy Hints & Tips for beginners

Happy February!

I can't quite believe January is over and Valentine is just round the corner ... I guess I'd better get on with making a card for my hubby!  I don't know that I should admit to this but last year, I made several cards at a card class run by my lovely SU up-line Victoria McLafferty and I loved the cards so much, I actually sold one to my husband to give to me ....

So the last few days, I've been busy with the day job and not had much of a chance to make cards, although I did get a few new sets to play with. I am ready for my first solo class tomorrow night. My friend Nicky is coming round so it's going to be stress free and fun! I didn't really organise the February classes with enough notice for people so I've already got people wanting to book for classes in March and April.

I have made a few birthday cards but don't want to share them yet as they are for friends and I don't want them to get a peek before their birthdays.

Earlier today I filmed another YouTube video - it is the first in a series of demo's full of useful hints and tips to those less experience stamper / crafter. It was slightly longer than planned and is full of bloopers but I hope is helpful.


I attempt (not very eloquently) to provide information about the three different types of stamps Stampin' Up! sells. I'd love you to subscribe to my channel and that way you will get notified every time I post a new video.

If you'd like a SU catalogue drop me an email me at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com and I'll pop one in the post.

Thanks for stopping by

Lynnie C xx

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Quck elegant two tone card using Stampin' Up! products

Happy Sunday everyone!  It's a wet and windy evening in the South of England but its been a lovely weekend and in between walking the dog, housework, cooking and other chores, I managed to squeeze in a bit of crafting ......

Yesterday, I was playing with the gorgeous Stampin' Up Window Shopping bundle from the Spring/Summer Occasions catalogue trying to design some original projects for my first solo card classes later in the week (how exciting is that!) and one of the cards I came up with is this one:-

The square floral image from the Window Shopping stamp set is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and three squares are cut from matching cardstock using the second smallest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. One of the Flower Shop flowers and a Petite Petals flower are heat embossed in silver and punched using the matching Pansy and Petite Petal punches. Layering them and adding a pearl in the centre gives a pretty effect. The little tag is also heat embossed in silver and cut using a die from the bundle. The 1/8" silver ribbon on the tag and on the side finishes the card nicely. The stitched square in the second row is popped up on a dimensional as is the little tag. The card base is thick whisper white.

I've made my second video and decided to use Rich Razzleberry ink and card stock with gold embossing and ribbon. I can't decide which I like better - what about you? I've obviously not mastered video editing yet so it's a bit chaotic but I wanted to share it as I'm really chuffed with the outcome.


Here are the two versions side by side.


Thanks for stopping by.

Lynnie C xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

A quick and easy Grateful Bunch card

Happy Wednesday!

I am rather chuffed because, with help, support and encouragement of my friend Victoria, I've finally discovered an app (VideoShow) to edit the video tutorial I filmed at the weekend - yey!! I've just zoomed in a little and flipped it so you can watch it without turning your head to the right to watch it!! 

Here it is with bloopers and everything ... my first card tutorial showcasing amazing Stampin' Up! products.


If you like what you see please subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave me a comment. I would really appreciate some feedback. I've also set up a Facebook page under the catchy name LynnieC Designs - Independent Stampin' Up! Demo ..... so I'd love it if you could like and share my page and come along on my SU journey.

If you live in Sussex or in the surrounding area and would like to come to a class or have a get together with friends get in touch. I'd be happy to help you find your creativity.

Thanks for dropping by.

LynnieC xx

Monday, 23 January 2017

Craft Room Tour

Hello there,

Well where did last week go?  Time sure does fly when you're having fun! I've been filming card tutorials but it really isn't as easy as it looks. My smart phone video were either sideways on or too far away! I then tried our Lumix camera which shoots HD video's but it didn't give me enough time. It will not beat me ...... I will find an app to edit the video's I took on my phone, so watch this space!

In the meantime, here are photo's of the card I was filming. I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set from the Stampin' Up annual catalogue, which is beautiful. I used the matching punch to cut out the flowers to add a bit of dimension. I wanted to show that the Wink of Stella brush works in a similar way to a blender pen - it pulled the Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point ink out to add another tone to the flowers and butterflies. The card base on this card is Mint Macaron (the colour I used for the leaves) and matting layer is Whisper White and the sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set.

The second version is Very Vanilla and Wisteria Wonder card stock. The flowers are stamped in Wisteria Wonder on the Wisteria Wonder and the butterflies are stamped in Watermelon Wonder. It's hard to see but the butterflies are glittery as I used the Wink of Stella brush but it didn't blend as well on this card stock. The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings set and is punched out with the Decorative Label punch.


This next card was CASed from a Facebook post but I can't remember which page. It is a simple idea and uses one image from the Gorgeous Grunge set and the sentiment is from the Suite Sayings set. I decided to use three ink colours (think the original used six) Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Pacific Point and Whisper White card stock. The sentiment is punched out with the decorative label punch and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.


I know I'm a lucky lady to have a dedicated craft space. My lovely hubby turned one of our spare rooms into an office / craft room with a worktop along one side of the room and plenty of storage. I work from home so it had to be a multi-functional space so there's a desk for my laptop and printer but most of the room has been taken over by my hobby. (The desk and drawers are from Ikea. The filing cabinet is Bisley.)


Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful week.

Lynnie C xx