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.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Stampin' Up! Special Offers.... don't miss out!

Oh my word... not one but TWO Special offers for the month of July!

This first is Bonus Days            
Has your wish list grown since the brand new 2017-2018 catalogue came out? Then treat yourself to Bonus Days: for every 60 € / £45 you spend between 1 and 31 July (catalogue price before shipping and handling), you’ll get a 6,00 € / £4.50 Bonus Days coupon that you can use between 1 and 31 August. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

Bonus Days: How to Earn in July
Earning period: 1-31 July 2017

    • Deadlines

      • Online: 31 July 2017 by 23:50 (CET)/10:50 p.m. (GMT)

      • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
      • An e-mail address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via e-mail.

    So grab your catalogue, and your Wish List and get ordering, whether it is via my online shop (open 24/7) or drop me an email with what you'd like me to order for you and I will do that for you.

        The second Special Offer is AMAZING!

        Christmas in July

        We miss Christmas so much that we decided to have another one right now. Between 1 and 31 July, everyone joining Stampin’ Up! gets an Essentials Gift Pack (worth 63,50 € / £47) plus the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming autumn/winter catalogue (worth 24 € / £18) in addition to the starter kit! This means that you will get products and business supplies worth a whopping 262,50 € / £195 for just 129 € / £99 with free shipping!

        Here’s what Santa included in the Essentials Gift Pack:
          • D Block (x2) ~ 118485
          • Grid Paper ~ 130148
          • Paper Snips ~ 103579
          • SNAIL Adhesive ~ 104332
          • Bone Folder ~ 102300

            The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set is featured in the next autumn/winter catalogue that hasn't even been released yet!!!
            • Carols of Christmas ~ 144804
            • Cantiques De Noël (French) ~ 145028
            • Wie ein Weihnachtslied (German) ~ 145031

            So, to sum that up, you pay only £99 and get £195 worth of Stampin' Up! product... You don't have to do classes or parties if you don't want to, you can just buy for yourself and friends at a discount. OR you can choose to make it your Business and start earning from it, with my support if you want it. And your first sales quarter doesn't end until December 2017 which is only £1.30 per day (less than a cup of tea or coffee a day! You also get to see the new Autumn/Winter catalogue AND order from it before customers, and can attend Stampin' Up! training on the 11th November in Solihul!

            Really... what's not to love!!?? If this sounds like something you want to do then click on this link and join me today,  it only takes 5 or so minutes and I know you'll love it... it's been nearly 6 six since I signed up and it was the best decision I made. I love the like minded crafters, the friendships I've made (globally) the team support and resources from Stampin' Up! and it's so much more than that!

            If you'd like to chat to me about joining, I'd love to hear from you.

            Thanks for stopping by today, speak soon!

            Friday, 30 June 2017

            Card using Stampin' Up's "Lovely Inside & Out" stamp set...

            Well hello and welcome back, it's good to see you again!
            So, as promised, here is the second card made at June's card class, come and have a look....

            It was CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything) from an Australian demo Kylie Bertucci, and I changed it up a little. And some of the ladies even changed it again, which I love it when they do that.... it shows they feel comfortable enough to put their own style to it!
             As you can see we have a wonderful time during class, it's very casual and relaxed and there's lots of chatting, laughing and friendships made. The venue is so light and spacious that you aren't squashed in.
            Here's a little tip:
            Instead of cutting three layers of card for the "layering effect" on the sentiment, all I did was stamp in black on the Tempting Turquoise cardstock and then flip my rule upside down so the numbered edge doesn't touch the paper and I ran my black marker pen along the ruler to create the illusion of turquoise/black/turquoise layers.... what do you think? The ladies loved that idea. And especially if you are posting cards, the less layers the cheaper it is to send!
            My card sample is the one of the right (above and below) and the pictures shows how you can remove elements to make it look so different.

            This stamp set is NEW and from page 157 of the 2017-2018 Annual catalogue. You get 12 stamps for £18 (clear mount) and I adore the sentiments and shapes. And I am sure I will use this set lots.

            If you would like to come to my next card class on the 6th July, please email me: to book your place.

            Don't miss my AMAZING
            "Buy One Get One Free" SALE
            Stampin' Up! retired stamps, punches, inks, paper, cardstock, ribbons, buttons, embellishments etc...
            For every £1 you spend on retired product you get to choose that same amount on brand NEW product from the new catalogue..... how awesome is that??

            Saturday 1st July 10am-12pm
            58 Deerfield Close, Buckingham, MK18 7ET

            And again with what's left on:
            Saturday 29th July 10am-12pm
            58 Deerfield Close, Buckingham, MK18 7ET

            It really is a good sale, and if you don't want to buy at full price to get the FREE product you can always make me an offer because I'd love to reduce the amount of space the Retired product takes up in my petite home.

            Please let me know if you can make it so I don't end up being "Billy-no-mates" for two hours!!

            Thank you for stopping by, and see you again soon!

            Tuesday, 20 June 2017

            8th June 2017 card class using Blooms & Wishes stamp set from Stampin' Up!

            Sorry I have been silent for a while... lots has been going on behind the scenes and it's distracted me from my usual routine of blogging, but I'm back now.

            A week ago I held my monthly card class and this is one of the cards we made... I love this one, for the colours, simplicity and boldness, do you?
            I used lots of bright colours, but you could use shades of the same colour too and that would give the card a whole new look.
            And I never leave the inside or my envelopes blank, so here is how I stamped them to brighten them up!
            And in true crafting style, here are a few of the cards the ladies made with their own interpretation added, and I love it when they do this! Some changed the colour of the flowers, some added a different sentiment, but they all did a little of their own thing!

            Here is a link to all the supplies used for this card, including the alternative sentiment stamps... you can buy directly on my online shop, or message me if you'd like me to order for you, I don't mind at all.

            Thanks for stopping by, see you again with more cards made at class!

            Thursday, 1 June 2017

            The Brand NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue goes live today!!

            Well hello everyone and welcome back! Today is such an exciting day because Stampin' Up! release their brand new Annual catalogue....

            If you love crafting and would like a copy posted to you, please message me at with your postal address and I will send you one. If you can't wait, here is the link to it online... enjoy!

            If you are local to me (Buckingham MK18) I am holding my biggest ever BOGOF (Buy One Get One Free) Craft SALE this Saturday 3rd June from 10am - 12pm

            Buckingham Opportunities Centre,
            Well Street,
            MK18 1EN

            There is free parking and disabled spaces and disabled access. I will also have some samples from the new product range and Catalogues. I'd love to see you there.
            There are so many wonderful new things, and one of them is this Planner.
            It's a real bargain at £33 and you can personalise it however you like... come and have a look at this video, it'll show you in more detail....

            I am so in love with this planner... and as I love to be organised and plan this will be amazing for me and my Business!

            Please use this HOSTESS CODE:  42R3NRW6  for any orders over £20 but under £150 placed using my online shop and I will send you a FREE Gift next month for shopping with me.

            I hope you are as excited as I am, Stampin' Up! have made THE best catalogue so far, I think. If you would like to book a party with me and have friends over, or you'd like me to place an order for you, or you'd like to attend my classes, please message me and I'd love to help make it happen.

            However, if your wish list from browsing through this catalogue is more than £99, then please consider getting the Starter Kit and joining my team to get discount on your future orders - what's not to love?!

            Thanks for stopping by, and see or hear from you soon!

            Tuesday, 23 May 2017

            Eastern Palace Bundle from Stampin' Up! - May 2017 card class in Buckingham

            Wow, where is May going, it's whooshing by so quickly I can't keep up!

            Today I want to share one of the cards made at my May card class using the BRAND NEW early release of one of the sets coming out in the NEW Annual catalogue in June. Come and have a look...

            I love the simplicity of this card and how striking it is... and I ADORE this sentiment too.. I think I'll be using that a lot!! 

            The card uses a few BRAND NEW In-Colours which I have fallen in love with already, what do you think?
            You can purchase these "special" bundles until 31st May, so don't miss out as you get FREEBIES with each bundle. Visit my Online shop which is open 24/7. to place your order for these products or anything else.
            I had two new class attendees this time and it was a real pleasure to have them crafting with us, I would love to have more people join us so please spread they word that I hold classes once a month in Buckingham (Thursday 8th June 7-9pm) Contact me today to book your places.

            Everyone had a great time making cards with this Eastern Palace Bundle, and I'll be back to show you the remaining 2 cards we made.
            Thanks for stopping by, and see you soon. But you can always email me to book a party, Private class or place an order, I'll be more than happy to help you!

            Wednesday, 3 May 2017

            Buy the Eastern Palace products from the Brand NEW catalogue a month early!

             Hello lovely blog friends and followers. The NEW Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue launches on the 1st June 2017, but I have some exciting news to share... one of the NEW suites from that catalogue are NOW available for you to buy a whole month early!

            Stampin’ Up! knows that we love to get new products early and even though the new Annual Catalogue is still a month away, the fabulous new Eastern Palace Suite has been released NOW!

            Click on the picture below to see a video of the new Suite.

            All these products will be available individually from June once the new catalogue launches. However, during May, not only can you get them early, but they are being bundled together with free products!

            Here is the Starter bundle:

            Did you see three of the new In Colour inkpads?  Yep, you can get your hands on the In Colours early too! Just three of the new five In Colours – Lemon Lime Twist (my favourite), Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide. Free notecards and envelopes with that bundle

            Here is the Premier Bundle:

            Yep, it's the same as the Starter Bundle but with a few extras including FREE envelopes AND *NEW* Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock – woooo hoooo.  Yes, thicker A4 card now which is heavier in weight to make the perfect base card for your fabulous creations!

            Click HERE to go to my Online shop that's open 24/7

            My next card class is being held on Thursday 11th May from 7-9pm at Buckingham Opportunities Centre, Well Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EN. If you are interested in attending please email me at ASAP to book your place at £15 or FREE with a £25 order on the night.

            Have a great day and let me know if you need advice or help with anything Stampin' Up!, be it class dates, parties, private classes, joining my team, I'd be more than happy to chat with you and work out what's best for you.

            Thanks for stopping by.

            Monday, 24 April 2017

            Lynne's Crafty Day event held on 8th April 2017 - Stampin' Up! #NotOnStage

            Hello lovely blog friends and followers, I bet you wondered where I'd got to as I haven't updated for a bit but I've been a bit busy behind the scenes.

            Due to unforeseen circumstances I was unable to attend the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Amsterdam this month. It was the very first time I haven't been able to go to a Stampin' Up! #OnStage event in the six and a half years I've been a Demonstrator - and I was gutted. So a month before the event would have been happening in Holland I decided to organise my own small #NotOnStage event for my fellow team mates in the "Pinkie's" to come to mine and have a fun day of crafting, chatting, eating and laughing!

            Warning - grab a cuppa as there are quite a lot of pictures :) x

            Here are the 3 projects I got them to make during their time with me on the day. I kept them simple, and easy to recreate, and the ladies loved each one for different reasons. Come and have a look....

            All of the above projects had stamping, and die cutting, and it kept them all busy for a while but still able to have a good old chat with new and existing demo's. And by the end of the day we all knew each other and had a wonderful time.
             The above picture shows us all together (taken by Trisha's Husband)
            The lovely Kelly from Stampin' Up!'s Head Office came along as a spur of the moment decision due to the fact she was due in 4 weeks and wasn't able to attend Amsterdam either. It was so lovely of her to take time out to join us, she even managed to spend some time crafting.
             An overview of the room with everyone busy creating and mingling.
             I made sure every table had sweets, because you always need a sugar fix whilst crafting don't you! And brightened up with a lovely Pink Plant.
             I had also promised to bring along tea/coffee/milk and cakes, so I was up really early in the morning to ensure I got time to make them.
             Here are a few of the lovely ladies who came early to help me set up (including Baz who was taking this picture) and I couldn't have done it without you. And to everyone who stayed afterwards to help me pack up, thanks so much, it made such a difference!
            Kelly doing a spot of crafting with bump!
             A few of us "swapping", I love this part of the day when we get to share a little creation we've made.
             Tara and Sue die cutting the tools from "Build it" and "Nailed it" to make the Father's Day tool belt card.
             And here's the lovely Baz wearing her Stampin' Up! special edition apron as promised - love it!
            A selection of samples people had brought in to share ideas, and I was blown away by the different styles and techniques used. I shall be "CASE'ing" (Copy And Share Everything) a few of these and crediting the relevant people.
            And finally, here is the "swap" table with all the swaps I had been given from all who wanted to take part - thank you ladies, I love them so much!

            I truly had a wonderful day spending my first #NotOnStage with you all. Thank you for making the day a special, fun and memorable one!

            I am now looking to hold a Customer Day sometime soon once I check my diary and find a venue, so if you would be interested, please leave a comment so I can make sure I keep you updated.

            If you'd like to place an order, host a party at yours withy friends or become a member of my "Pink Owls" team to get product at a discount it's a bargain at only £99 to get £130 worth of product in your starter kit, drop me a line and I'll happily help you and talk you through it.

            Thanks for stopping by today, see you Thursday.