Wednesday, 26 June 2019

My new obsession - Shimmer Paint from Stampin' Up!

Hello my crafty friends

I'm a little obsessed with Shimmer Paint that I got through Stampin' Up!  It can be sponged on stamps, used to paint accents on acccards, or stamped and heat set. You can also mix the Shimmer Paint with rubbing alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer and voila you have the most amazing homemade shimmer spray.

It is so difficult to show in photographs just how awesome this card stock looks. Below is the Brights cardstock (except Mango Melody). The cardstock at the back has all been sprayed and is lush - so shimmery and shiny!!!
You can see the cards created with the cardstock at the end of the video below. Yes, after a six month break, I've finally filmed another video showing you how I make my shimmer spray.
I've put photo's below for the main products I used. Simply click on the photo's or click here for a general browse at my Stampin’ Up On-line store, but remember to use the June Hostess code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in July.

If you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at

As always, thanks for popping by and keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Bird Ballad Suite


Quick share today of one of the cards from last weeks card classes featuring the new Free as a Bird stamp set and beautiful stitched dies from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue.

It's larger than my usual cards (5" x 7") with a thick whisper white base, a piece of Pool Party topped with a piece of Rich Razzleberry. The latter spritzed with a homemade shimmer spray and embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. (I am slightly obsessed with my shimmer spray now that I've made some - I will do a video when I get a chance as I think I've finally found some editing software that I can use!) 

It involved a fair amount of fussy cutting but luckily my ladies all enjoyed making this and the other cards. All the images were coloured with Blends. I'll put a link to all the products used below in case you want to pop over to my on-line store to purchase any of them.
The Bird Ballad Suite is absolutely lovely and was one I ordered as soon as I could - one of the benefits I love about being a demonstrator!

I watched an amazing video tutorial from Crafty LittleMissK and just had to recreate her projects. These cute bird house gift boxes. I made them for some dear friends who have been a huge support over recent weeks.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C

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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Stitched All Around birthday cards

Hey crafty friends,

I've been struggling with my creativity. We had to say goodbye to our gorgeous boy a few weeks ago and it has knocked me for six. We were blessed to have him in our lives for nearly 11 years and until the last few weeks he was full of life, energy and fun. It was so difficult making the decision to say goodbye but it was the right thing to do for him as he was suffering. I've been looking through photo's, remembering all the lovely places we went together and the adventures we had. He was the loveliest dog and everyone who met him loved him. This photo is one of our favourites and was taken at the Shoreham Airshow many years ago and is on a canvas in our kitchen. He was such a big part of our family and we miss him terribly but he lives on in our hearts.
So I'm simply sharing two cards I made recently featuring the Stitched All Around stamp set and Stitched Labels dies.
The first was one we made at class last month. Although you can't see it from the photo the Soft Sea Foam mat was spritzed with a homemade shimmer spray, which adds an amazing sparkle. I love the background, which is created using one of the dies from the Stitched Labels set.  The sentiment is heat embossed on a Stitched Shapes oval with clear embossing powder. Simply stamp in versamark first, then tap the stamp in your chosen colour before placing the stamp on your cardstock. Quickly add clear embossing powder and set with a heat tool. It's a great way to get a heat embossed image or sentiment in any colour you have!

The next card was one I gave to a dear friend for her birthday.  As I often do, I forget to take photo's before writing my cards so she actually took the photo's for me! It's my first attempt at a spinner card and I was chuffed with the way it turned out. My friend loves it too which is always nice.

If you're interested in purchasing any of the products used to create the first card simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the June Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in July.

The new annual catalogue is now live and is full to the brim with new products. If you don't have a demonstrator and live in the UK, I would be happy to send you a catalogue if you'd like one so get in touch at

As always, thanks for popping by and keep it crafty.

Lynnie C


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