Saturday, 7 July 2012

Simply Stampin' July Guest Designer

Good morning stampers!

Wow we certainly had a hit with last weeks challenge, so many wonderful entries it was hard to choose! 
But this weeks 
Top 3 go to

Well done ladies please take the Top 3 Banner for your Sidebar xx

As it's the first Saturday of the month we have a fresh new Guest Designer to introduce you to, many of you may already be familiar with her work. This month it's Lynne Fahey of Spiralz & Curlz, if you haven't already seen her amazing samples please pop over and check them out, you won't be disappointed!

So as we like you to get to know our Guest Designer we like to give them a like grilling with a few crafty questions, here's Lynne's answers.

Why did you join Stampin' up! and what do you love about it?
When I first saw the SU catalogue in 2007 I fell head over heals in love with it all..... I loved the fact that everything goes with everything and the best part was that it's all colour co-ordinated, oh and there are punches to match the so many of the stamp sets - wow, SU have thought of what us crafters really want. When my job situation changed for the better at the end of 2010, the first thing I did was sign up to become a demonstrator, and I haven't regretted it for a moment. I am so passionate about SU products and I know you will be once you try them.

How long have you been crafting for?
I only started card making 7 years ago. But as a child I was always busy drawing, painting, baking with my Mum or making elaborate houses out of lego. I even did dressmaking, cross stitch, fimo modling but generally you can find me creating things from nothing. 

What are your 3 desert island SU! items? (things you just can't craft without)
Hmm, just 3 things??!!! well, one would be my paper trimmer. And how could I craft without my stamps?? and my marker pens... but I'd want to take it ALL to the desert island, otherwise it wouldn't be as much fun!

What is your favourite SU! colour?
Oh, I love them all, but if I had to choose.... it would be Early Espresso (I'm a neutral's kinda girl)

Which is your most reached for stamp set?
Right now, it would be Mixed Bunch from the Summer Mini catalogue.
Send us a picture of your favourite SU! projects you've made.

What inspires your crafting creativity?
I can get inspiration from anything really... fabric patterns, soft furnishings and textures, or from packaging and colours when supermarket shopping. And then there is always inspiration on fellow Stampin' Up demonstrators blogs.

What's your favourite crafting technique?
I go in phases.... but I really love embossing - dry embossing using folders and embossing using powders... and SU have just introduced scented embossing powders which are so yummy!

Wow, I don't know about you but we are loving Lynne's favourite cards. We'd like to thank Lynne for joining the team this month as our Guest designer, and please do pop on over to her blog to check out more of her stunning cards!

This week's challenge is the good old sketch, lets see what you can do with this one!

Little Reminder
Don't forget that in order to be considered for the Top 3 you must use one Stampin' Up! image or sentiment and we reserve the right to remove submissions that do not represent the challenge,  link to non-SU promotions, or do not use at least one Stampin' Up! stamp, designer paper, punch or die.

Here is some inspiration from the Design Team to get your creative juices flowing, 
first up our Guest Designer







If you'd like to leave any of our fabulous design team a comment please click on their photo in the sidebar to be taken to their personal blogs, we love when you do!

How to enter
Post your project to your blog (if you don't have a blog you can still enter the challenge by sending your entry to our email address) and link back to us.  Then come back to us and link to your project using Mister Linky below but remember to link to the direct post rather than your general blog. No back-linking please.

Thanks for joining in!


  1. Oooooh - I'm in the top 3 from last week! Thank you soooo much! Hugs, Lesley

  2. More great DT inspiration - love sketches

  3. I've not created for a while, and your sketch and DT cards got my juices flowing again.
    Bev x

  4. Bugger and Crap-a-roo-ski! I went to post to your sketch challenge and missed it! Awesome sketch and thanks heaps for the inspiration. If you are interesed in having a look at all please visit my blog