Thursday, 19 October 2017

Hug in a Mug - September 2017 card class with Lynne Fahey

Happy Thursday to you all, I hope you are staying safe and warm, as here in the UK the weather has turned very autumnal. It's a favourite time of year for me as I love the golden, orange and yellow colours, and I try to get out with my camera and enjoy a relaxing walk where I can.

Okay, so today I want to share with you the second card we made at my September class... and it fits the "keep warm" category! Come and have a look.
You can find this set on page 42 of the Autumn/Winter catalogue... if you haven't got one yet, please do let me know and I'll happily post one to you, or you can view it online in my sidebar on the right of this post :)

I absolutely LOVE hot chocolate.... especially with fresh cream on top and marshmallows and chocolate sprinkles... yummy!

There are so many ways you can use this set, and you can keep it simple or really go to town and put all the bells and whistles on a card, gift tag, or even make a gift and frame it in a picture frame....

I hope you like the card and ideas, do leave me a comment as I love hearing from you!

Oh my word !!! I'm already hyperventilating for these......
On the 1st November, Stampin' Blends are coming to town!! these are alcohol based marker pens in selected Stampin' Up colours.... they make colouring images so quick and easy to do. More details to come!

Thanks for stopping by, and see you again for the third project from Septembers class.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Lynne Fahey's Buckingham Card Class - 7th September 2017

In September I held my monthly card making class at my "Crafty space" in Buckingham. And as always we had a fab night of crafting, chatting, fun and tea slurping!

Come and have a look at one of the cards we made...

You would usually associate sunflowers as yellow and brown, but i changed it up a little and used pinks and purples, what do you think? do you like the change?

The card above uses all Stampin' Up! supplies:
Card - Thick Whisper White, Fresh Fig.
Ink - Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Old Olive.
Stamp set - Painted Harvest.

You can find all of these supplies from my online shop

I hope you liked today's blog post, do let me know if you come to take a look and tell me what country you are from, and I'd love to hear from you...

Thanks for stopping by, see you again on Thursday for another card made at Septembers class.

Friday, 1 September 2017

The NEW Autumn/Winter catalogue is out TODAY!!!

Oh my word... not only is it the first day of September, but today is the first day of the NEW Autumn/Winter catalogue from Stampin' Up!

It is jam packed full of gorgeousness, sparkles and lush things to make your handmade cards, tags and presents come to life and show your personality, come and have a look!
You can click on the picture above to see the online version, but if you would like to receive your own paper copy please email me and I will get one sent out to you.

You can also click on the picture above to go directly to my online shop... it's open 24/7 and you can shop in your PJ's with a cuppa too, what better way to shop for craft supplies huh?!

The video above has one of my favourite sets in the catalogue... I love the "Smitten Mitten" set, and if you buy the stamps AND dies using the BUNDLE CODE you can save 10%... what's not to love?

If you would like to host a party and have your friends over, I can show you fun things to do with some of these goodies from the catalogue and if your sales reach £250 or more you receive an exclusive NEW stamp set that is only available during September & October..... so contact me today to make that booking! 

Now is a great time to join Stampin' Up! by choosing £130 worth of product for an amazingly low price of £99. Just click HERE!! It only takes a few minutes and I would love to be able to welcome you to our lovely team and share the journey with you.

Come to my classes
I hold monthly classes in Buckingham, Bucks, UK and I would love for you to come along and join us. We have a fun night of creating 3 cards (products all prepped by me so you can relax and have fun!) And refreshments available. You can place an order of £25 or more on the night to get your class for FREE, OR you can pay £15 for the class.
Check out the Classes & Events tab for dates and availability....

I hope you are as excited as I am to get creating using these new products... look out for up and coming posts from me sharing what I've made!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Grab yourself a bargain while stocks last... don't miss out!

If you still have Bonus Days Coupons be sure to use them to purchase any items but they are only redeemable in August.

Click on the pictures below to go straight to my online shop and place your order....

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Lynne Fahey's Stampin' Up! Crafting space...

Well hello and welcome to my blog. Today it is pouring with rain outside and doesn't look like it's going to stop... but it's a perfect day to stay inside and craft!!

I've seen some absolutely amazing, stunning, fully kitted out and custom-made craft spaces over the years and I would love to say I have one of these too... but no, I don't. And you may think that you need a dedicated craft room to make all your wonderful crafty creations, and again I say no!

However, the space I have is my own little piece of crafty heaven... it's a small triangle of (well utilised) space under my stairs (well if it's good enough for like Harry Potter!!) and it works just fine for me. I have everything to hand and on show so I can reach out and use it, otherwise if it's put away in drawers or boxes I forget I have it!! 

This is how it used to look like before I revamped it a few months ago... come and have a look!
As you can see from the pictures above, it's a very compact space, and as it's not a room I can't shut the door to it needs to be tidy. You can see my two seater sofa I get to relax on in the bottom right picture and how close it is to my craft desk.

And this is the picture of it now.... after the new shelves were added to house the stamps sets upright and not laying down!

You can see my stamp sets, cardstock, ink pads, punches, framelits/dies, re-inkers and tins with finished cards in. I adore my little space and love that I can sit at my desk and create for as little or as long as time will allow. And the lighting is brilliant, day or night, summer or winter! 

It didn't always look like this streamlined due to limited space, but I've always made it work for me at that time...

I would love to see your crafty spaces, please do share them with me, and why not leave me a comment, I love to read them (they make me all warm and fuzzy!!)

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Get your Stampin' Up! "Carols of Christmas" stamps and framelits.... a whole month early

Well hello my lovelies.... is it too early to mention Christmas? No, as a crafter it's NEVER too early to think of Christmas cards and gifts etc!!

So, If you want to get your hands on the brand NEW "Carols of Christmas" stamp set and framelits that are in the NEW Autumn/Winter Catalogue that comes out in September you can order yours today and get making these wonderful cards ahead of the last minute panic in November/December.

Here are some samples to show you what you can do... and I love them all. 

Take a look at the video Stampin' Up! have released showing just how versatile this set really is.

 You can order via my Online Shop or click on the Owl picture below to go straight to my shop, or email me your order and I can place it for you. But whatever you do, don't miss out!!
If you would like to join my Team and start saving money by getting discount on Stampin' Up! product then click on the "Join My Team" button below and it'll take you to a sign up form. It's so quick and simple... and I'd love to welcome you to my team!
Thanks for popping by today, see you again on Monday.

Monday, 31 July 2017

BOGOF Sale of retired Stampin' Up! product

I'm back again from being quiet.... there has just been lots going on behind the scenes and not much "playing, creating or making" happening for me to share, but I'll make sure that changes... I do miss having things to share with you all (even though I'm not really sure who comes to look at my blog, so for all I know it could be that no-one is even coming by to see??!!)

Anyway, this month I have been busy holding BOGOF (Buy one get one free) sales to sell my retired Stampin' Up"! product. Lots of which are brand new and unused, or well loved but still in great condition.

Here are a few pictures of the sale I held on the 3rd June and also the 1st July and 29th July, come and have a look... I still have lots more to sell and would love to regain some space back in my home which is only little as it is! So anything that didn't sell will be going on eBay and Facebook Craft selling group pages.

(29th July 2017)

(1st July 2017)

(3rd June 2017)

Thanks for stopping by today, come back again on Friday when I'll be posting again.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Join today for just £99... what a bargain!

Hello and welcome back! I just have to shout this from the rooftops because it is such a great deal and I don't want anyone to miss out....

Join Stampin' Up! and my team today for just £99

And during the month of JULY you will get a whopping £195 worth of product, including an Essential Business pack (Pictured below) worth £65 for FREE!!

I can honestly say that joining in December 2010, nearly seven years ago was the best thing I did. And I'm sure I went through all the same reactions as you are reading this... I was very nervous about whether I could do this and "was I good enough" and "will I be able to make the minimum sales" but I was so excited to get products at a discount and the chance to get them before they're launched to Customers that I signed up!! Waited patiently for my starter kit to arrive and instantly became part of such a wonderful, caring and creative team of ladies and gents!!

At that stage I was never going to do classes/events or grow a team, nope, no way, it was just going to be little ol' me. Ooooh how that has changed... nobody forced me to do this, before you panic! I just found I wanted to share my love of crafting with others, so I set up classes from my front room and have been doing them monthly ever since - and I have regular customers who have been coming for nearly 6 years now, and new lovelies have joined along the way.

The above picture is of my front room class set up don't worry, I pull the table out with enough room for people to sit near  the radiator!). But I have now outgrown my front room and hold them at a local venue (picture below) to fit everyone in, but I will always welcome more, so if you love crafting and want so make 3 cards a month let me know as we'd love to have you attend!

I get to go to monthly training local to me, and bi-annual UK Stampin' Up! training where I have made so many life long friends, and I still continue to make new friends along the way, even globally!!

The Business Development Manager, Paula Gorry asked me to present and show samples I had created using "Best of flowers" stamp set to over 300 Demonstrators at Telford in April 2013, which I absolutely loved and after the initial shock I embraced it with both hands. This is me below in mid-flow and everyone could see it via huge screens around the room! You can see a video on how to make backgrounds, on this blog under the tab "Tutorials"... enjoy!

After the amazing reception I received from the above event I grew a little less scared of doing presenting. And then that I was approached again by Paula and asked if I would film a video called "Stampissimo" in June 2013 at the European Stampin' Up! head office in Frankfurt, and I jumped at the chance! (Then panicked at what I'd said yes to!!!) I really enjoyed it and found myself forgetting there were cameras there and it felt like I was teaching a class. I designed and made all the projects you see in the clip below. Grab a cuppa and have a giggle.

And if that wasn't enough excitement I decided to attend the Stampin' Up! 25th year anniversary in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in  July 2013 with my fellow team member I met 6 years ago and we had the time of our lives.... We paid our Convention fee, received a wonderful "Convention Bag full of freebies and goodies" and met some of the top US Demonstrators (pictures below)

I was unable to attend the Bi-Annual Onstage event that was held in Amsterdam this April 2017, the first one I've not attend since joining... so I set up my own #NotOnStage event and invited fellow team members to join me for a day of crafting. I had 15 ladies and me, and they all loved it!

A) If you'd like to join and do this just for yourself and get crafting products at a discount, click on the form below.

B) You want to join and make a business of this and make some money, then click on the form below.

Click here to start your amazing journey now, it's that simple!!

I have to say I have a wonderful team who also have their own team members, and that's not bad for someone who wasn't going to do this as a business!

Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to message or call me if you would like to chat it any of this though.