Friday, 19 August 2016

Gift Box made and decorated using Blooms & Wishes from Stampin' Up!....

Well hello and happy Friday to you all.
I have been busy crocheting away on a new project.... Bunting! My amazing friend said in passing she'd always wanted some crocheted bunting from her little Summer House she retreats to for some time alone, so I decided to give it a go. I have never tried it before and I love how it all turned out. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you will have seen my progress :)

After I finished it I wanted to make something equally gorgeous to pop her present in, especially as it was her birthday this month, so here is what I made, come and have a look.....

I used one sheet of 12"x12" sheet in Pink Pirouette and one in Melon Mambo card stock. I then for the base I scored all four sides at 2" to make the bottom, and the lid I cut it down to 11"x11"  and scored it at 1 1/2" to make sure it was a tiny bit bigger to fit over the base. To make it easier to lift off I used the 3/4" circle punch and placed it half way in and punched, it looks nice and it's practical too!

I decorated it with some retired ribbon, and cut out one scalloped circle in Watermelon Wonder and a smaller one in Flirty Flamingo cardstock, and a plain circle in Whisper White cardstock using the Layering Circles Framelits. I stamped on the Whisper white circle using the "Blooms and Wishes" stamp set (on page 139 of the annual catalogue) I used the For You sentiment in Watermelon Wonder, and stamped flowers in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo, finished off with some Basic Jewels, looks great doesn't it.

And here is a closer look at the bunting.

This is it laid on my ironing board all tied together. I am waiting to grab a picture of it up and displayed in Carol's Summer House, so watch this space!

Anyway, thank you for stopping by today!
If you would like to purchase any Stampin' Up! product from me, you can either email me at or use my online shop by clicking on the pink "Shop now" button, top right of my blog.

I hope you like todays project and crochet update, feel free to leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Luv Lynne

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Card made using Stampin' Up! set called "Gift of Love"...

Hello again lovely blog friends, how are you today, well I hope?

I'd like to share with you a few cards made last week when I visited a friends Coffee and Card class. I am usually at work but I had an unexpected day's holiday so I jumped at the chance to craft!
These are Whisper White Notecards, stamped with Basic Black ink and stamped using Old Olive for the leaves, the left card is Daffodil Delight (Yellow) and the right card is Wisteria Wonder (Lilac)

The colouring in of the flower was done with a stamp and then I used the same colour marker pen to give it some darker accents, finished off with a sentiment, also from that set.

And here is the Wisteria Wonder version... aren't they adorable?!!

This time, I did a chequered and spotty edging using a set called "Timeless Textures", I think it finishes it off beautifully, don't you?

I also stamped both envelopes which match the cards, and I'm sure someone would love to receive one of these cards.....

SO... the first two comments I receive on this Blog post (Not FaceBook comments, sorry) saying what they like about the cards will have one card sent to them by post...
so get commenting!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Luv Lynne

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Card made using Stampin' Up! "Strength & Prayers" stamp set

Welcome back, and today I want to share with you the final card made at my July card class using the Stampin' Up! Notecards. Come and see....
We used the "Strength & Prayers" stamp for this card and stamped the sentiment first and then the dove image. The ink used is Rose Red, and I felt the card looked to stark, so I inked up just the tip of the wings in the ink pad and stamped around the edges, the ladies loved this one.
 The card was a simple version of the one above and I used the ribbon on the new in-colour called Sweet Sugarplum which is quickly becoming one of my favourites! I also added a tinge of Perfect Plum to the edges of the stamp before placing in on the notecard, it gave it a two-tone effect.
Here you can see the two versions side by side, both simple yet effective, I am sure anyone would be glad to receive one of these cards.
And here are the three cards at the end of my card class. I always ask which is their favourite and often they all agree on the same card, but this time they couldn't decide, they had learnt new techniques on each card so they loved them all.
We do have fun at card class, it's for all levels of crafters so anyone can join in and enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by,
Luv Lynne

Friday, 15 July 2016

Card made using Stampin' Up! "Love you lots" stamp set

Hello again lovely blog friends! It's Friday... and I'm back to share with you the second of the "quick and simple" cards we made at my July card class.

The cards I usually make are very clean and simple with a few layers, but this card is made using the Whisper White notecards and envelopes which are slightly smaller that the C5 card blanks I usually use. You can see from the picture below what difference there is in size, it's not much but sometimes the images fit better on the notecard without having to fill any of the white bits in, especially if it's a one layer card.

We used the "Love you lots" Hostess stamp set, and you can only get your hands on this beauty by either placing a £150 order with me or inviting your friends round to yours for a Stampin' Up! party with me and if your sales are more than £150 you can get this set with your crafty rewards! Or become a demonstrator like me and join my team... so you see, there are many options for you to own this set!

We stamped the image using Momento black ink and then the sentiment, which is called "Layering Love". I chose this particular sentiment because it mentions something so small, and that went perfectly with the tiny little mouse, don't you think?

To colour the elephant and mouse we used the aqua painter and Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake. It doesn't have to be coloured in perfectly and it really doesn't take very long to do - honest!

You can find the sentiment stamp set "Layering Love on page 71 of the Annual catalogue and the Hostess set "Love you lots" on page 199.

Layering Love - Page 71

Love you Lots - Page 199 (Hostess set)

I hope you are enjoying seeing what we have been making at class, please do leave me a comment as I'd love to know your thoughts... (and also, the comments mean I know I'm not writing these posts just to myself!!)

I will share the third and final card on Sunday, so I hope you can come back again then.

Thanks for stopping by,
Luv Lynne

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Card made using "Get Well Soup" stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Hello lovely blog friends. Today I am sharing with you one of the very quick and simple cards we made at my July card class.

Come and have a look....

I used the Stampin' Up! Notecards that come in Whisper White or Crumb Cake, and they work so well for the smaller stamp sets I think.

Here is a better picture of the card. I stamped the gorgeous image using Momento back ink and the coloured it in with my aqua painter and Crumb Cake ink. I also wanted to add a touch of colour so I stamped the heart part of the stamp onto some scrap paper using Real Red ink and cut it out with my scissors and raised it up on a dimentional. And that's all there is to it - great huh?

You can find this stamp set on page 54 of the current annual catalogue, it's £12 and only comes in wood.

I have had this stamp a little while now and I absolutely love it. I can see it will be used so much more now.... I'll be posting one of the other two quick and simple cards on Friday so do come back again!

Thanks for stopping by,
Luv Lynne

Friday, 8 July 2016

New promotion from Stampin' Up! called "BONUS DAYS" from 7th July until 31st August 2016

This is such a great offer and you will definitely want to place an order this month so you get bonus days coupons to spend in August.
For every £45 you spend you get a £4.50 bonus coupon to spend in August on any items you wish!  
There is also going to be a new exclusive bundle available for sale from 2nd August called "Thoughtful Branches", so you could get this limited time product and use your coupons to get it at a great deal!
There is no limit on the number of coupons you can earn, simply for every £45 your spend (excluding delivery)
Your coupon will be emailed to you and cannot be re-issued so keep them in a safe place or print them off ready for your spending spree in August.

Here is a sneak peek of the exclusive bundle available from 2nd August – you can choose to spend your coupon on this bundle or any other items of your choice!
Thoughtful Branches exclusive bundle from Stampin Up
So enjoy shopping knowing that you get a spending spree next month too!

Thanks for stopping by,
Luv Lynne

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Buckingham Monthly card classes

Buckingham Classes - All held on a Tuesday night from 7pm – 9pm

The venue is:
My House (email me for exact address)



MK18 7ET

Tuesday 9th August - A few spaces still available - message me to book

6th September
4th October
8th November
6th December

The class costs £15, and payment needed at time of booking to confirm your place. OR FREE with an order of £25 or more on the night.

Please note: You will need to bring along a basic tool kit for the classes

(Paper trimmer, scissors, wet glue, snail or double sided tape, Dimentionals or foam pads)
But I do have these Stampin' Up! items for sale that I bring along to each class.


Email me today to book your places for the year on or call 07828 149666.

These classes are for all abilities, so if you are new to crafting or just want to get out for a few hours and craft with lovely people then this is the place to be!
I really hope to see you at one of my classes very soon.... we really do have a lot of fun and you get to "top up" your card collection and get ideas to recreate them at home!


Sunday, 12 June 2016

Open House - New Catalogue launch and Retired SALE - Saturday 18th June 2016

Hello blog friends and followers.
Saturday 18th June 2016, 10am - 2pm is my Open House and Retired SALE.

If you are local to the Buckingham, Bucks area I would really love to see you.
I will have samples of some NEW product and colour swatches on the new In-Colours.

Please RSVP by Thursday 16th June, and if you can't make that date, please let me know and maybe we can arrange another time/date.

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a lovely week ahead....and I hope to see you on Saturday.
Luv Lynne

Friday, 3 June 2016

'Penned and Painted' stamp set from Stampin' Up!...

Welcome back! and look what I have to show you today...

These cards were made using one of the stamps sets from the NEW Catalogue, the set is called Penned and Painted. I adore this set and I can't wait to play with more colour combinations.

You can find this set on page 143 and its only £23 - what a bargain!
It is my Open House on Saturday 18th June from 10am until 2pm to launch the new Stampin Up Annual Catalogue, I would love you to stop by! I have my Buy One Get One Free sale as well as lots of ideas and inspiration along with the new catalogue. If you craft or know people who do please join me for a relaxed and fun few hours. If you have not crafted before but may like to start a new hobby I would love to show you the ropes.
Sunday 18th June 10-2
Let me know if you are interested and I will forward all the details x

At my Open House I am selling off all my retired products including stamps, ribbon, paper, punches, dies and embellishments and whatever you spend on retired stuff you can choose the same value of new products from the new catalogue absolutely free!

Thanks for stopping by,
Luv Lynne

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

NEW Stampin' Up! Catalogue launches today....

Oh my word... today is an AMAZING day, not only does the BRAND NEW Catalogue come out, but Stampin' Up! have announced a fabulous promotion... come and see!

Click on the picture above and you will be able to view an online version, or if you would like to own your own, you can either come to my Open House on Saturday 18th June from 10am - 2pm or message me if you would like a copy completely free of charge and I'll post it to you.

We have two fantastic deals for you starting today and running for the whole of June –
Free stamps when you join stampin up in june 2016

It is a wonderful time to join Stampin' Up!  If you love lots of new products, simply buy the starter kit for £99, choose £130 worth of any goods and AN ADDITIONAL TWO FREE STAMP SETS OF ANY VALUE!

I know, what a deal and with on going discounts and offers as well as income, fun and friendship what more could you ask for?
Feel free to give me a call if you want to have a chat with me.
If your mind is made up then simply click the link and fill out the online forms and your fun new journey can begin.
Extra Stampin Rewards in June 2016

In addition there are also more hostess rewards on offer in June when you spend £250 or you host a party and the sales are £250+.  You will receive £25 of extra rewards on top of what you would already get for free, so lots more chances to get items from your wish list for free!
Extra Hostess Rewards

And when you join and become a demo you also benefit from the hostess rewards and discounts with your orders!

I hope you find time to sit with a cuppa and start making your wish list, but be warned, its going to be a long one!

So, thanks for stopping by today and speak spoon!

Luv Lynne

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Buckingham and Stony Stratford monthly card class dates for 2016

Buckingham Classes - All held on a Tuesday night from 7pm – 9pm

The venue is:

My House (email me for exact address)

MK18 7ET

5th July - A few spaces still available - message me to book

9th August
6th September
4th October
8th November
6th December

The class costs £15, and payment needed at time of booking to confirm your place. OR FREE with an order of £25 or more on the night.

Please note: You will need to bring along a basic tool kit for the classes (Scissors, wet glue, snail or double sided tape, Dimentionals or foam pads)

But I do have these Stampin' Up! items for sale that I bring along to each class.


Stony Stratford - All held on a Thursday night - 7pm - 9pm

The venue is:

Wendy-Alchemy Haven

70A High Street
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK11 1AH

7th July - A few spaces still available - message me to book

11h August
8th September
6th October
10th November
8th December

The class costs £15, and payment needed at time of booking to confirm your place. And any orders are welcome and can by placed on the night.

Please note: You will need to bring along a basic tool kit for the classes (Scissors, wet glue, snail or double sided tape, Dimentionals or foam pads)
But I do have these Stampin' Up! items for sale that I bring along to each class.

Email me today to book your places for the year on or call 07828 149666.

I really hope to see you at one of my classes very soon.... we really do have a lot of fun and you get to "top up" your card collection and get ideas to recreate them at home!


Monday, 16 May 2016

VIP Day at Stampin' Up! UK Office - Cards for Keeps Auction Day

Oh my word, what an amazing day I had on Friday 13th May! It all started by me entering a handmade card into the Coram "Cards For Keeps" competition that Stampin' UP! were holding. I really didn't think it would come anywhere but I entered it anyway.

A few weeks ago Kelly from Stampin' UP! UK called me to say my card had been chosen as a runner up, I was amazed! Here is my card:

So, on Friday I made my way to High Wycombe to attend the VIP day where the winner and runners up would be watching the final few hours left on the E-bay auction. Top Celebrities had made cards and these were being auctioned off and it was very exciting! All money raised would go to Coram, a children's charity, and the final amount raised was an amazing £5,184.45 which we were told would change 5 children's lives, how awesome is that?!!
As you can see we all had so much fun.

We even spoke to the Frankfurt office and said hello to Charlotte, Axel and also to our outstanding Demonstrator Support Team (Chris and Andre) who look after us so well in helping us to help our awesome Customers!

We got to do a little bit of crafting whilst we got to know each other, and it was fun!
Fank Manou even made an appearance - he is the Stampin' Up! Mascot who goes to all events and I believe he is going on the Mediterranean Cruise next week - he's so lucky! 
The Mayor of High Wycombe Councillor Mohammed Hanif joined us too. Such a lovely man and a great sport too!
And this is Michael from Coram, the Children's charity accepting the cheque, he was amazed at how much had been raised and said that this would change 5 Children's lives.

I want to say a HUGE thank you to Stampin' UP! UK for inviting us to such an amazing day and to everyone who took part in bidding on E-bay, you really have made such a difference.

Anyway, that's all from me today, back soon with the video of how I paper-folded the Kimono on my winning card.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Luv Lynne

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Stampin' Up! Retired List 2016...

Woohoo.....The Stampin’ Up! Retired List is live, so grab yourself a bargain or two and get your favourites before they are gone for good.

Items which are retired will be leaving the Annual and Seasonal catalogue on 1st June  2016 whilst stocks last so they most likely will sell out way before then – so don't miss out!.

Click the purple banner below to go direct to my online shop and see the retired items there…

Click the image below to open a pdf of the retired list……

There are lots of amazing things to get before they are gone for good.

Thanks for stopping by,
Luv Lynne

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Last EVER Weekly Deals - from Stampin' Up!

Hello again lovely blog followers and friends, I hope you are keeping well?

Today is the last ever set of weekly deals. Special offers will replacing these deals, but every few months not weekly. So if there's something that takes your fancy it won't be reduced any time soon. To order any of these products at the reduced prices you have two options. You can shop online by clicking the product photos or you can also give me a call and I will place your order for you. These deals are available from Wednesday 13th April – Tuesday 19th April 2016.

Click here or picture below to go directly to my online shop - don't miss out, there are some great offers to have!
I hope you all have a great day, it's beautiful sunshine here in my neck of the woods in the UK, I hope it is where you are?

This weekend I am off to a Stampin' Up! event in Telford (UK) and I am SO excited. I can't wait to meet up with fellow like minded Demonstrators who over the years have become extended family, and get to see brand new product not yet launched. It is going to be amazing!!

So that's it from me today, thank you for stopping by!
Luv Lynne

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Last few days of Sale-a-bration 2016... don't miss out!

It's the last few days of this years Sale-a-bration promotion.... so don't miss out!

Choose £160 worth of any catalogue products and pay just £99 including post and packing.

You will also get a discount of at least 20% on anything else you order until at least July, which means discount in the NEW Annual catalogue coming out in the next few months too! How awesome is that??

You are not obliged to do anything more, but if you want to get your hobby to pay for itself or bring some extra money in you can do that too.

Not only that, but you will also be joining an amzing group of people who all love crafting and get invited to our exclusive Stampin' Up! events. We are so looking forward to welcoming you!
Click here to order your STARTER KIT today or contact me for more information (07828 149 666 or but don't leave it too late or you'll kick yourself!

You can still earn FREE Sale-a-bration Products

For every £45 you spend in the main Annual Catalogue or Spring/Summer Catalogue (the one with the balloons on the front) you can choose FREE product! but only until the 31st March, then it's too late.

So why not make that wish list now, top up on your cardstock, inks, pens etc and if it comes to more than £100 then you'd be silly not to buy the starter kit and get £160 worth of amazing Stampin' Up! quality goods. Have fun shopping and don't miss out!!

Thanks for stopping by
Luv Lynne