Sunday, 27 November 2016

Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards

Well it's been a busy few weeks, I've had a few classes and am really enjoying my stamping again. I've even had time to make all my own Christmas cards this year!

I hope you don't mind me sharing?

This one is really simple and uses the Softly Falling embossing folder, stamped images from Seasonal Bells and the snowflakes are from one of the Christmas Stocking Thinlit Dies. The sentiment is a retired one. Sometimes I like to dig around in my old stuff and use things.


You can see I used Dazzling Details on the snowflakes... you can get the same effect using Glitter Card.




This one also uses Seasonal Bells and the matching punch, it also uses Lovely as a Tree which is the oldest stamp set in the catalogue... because it is so timeless!



Going through my files I found a short video I took of the sunset in North Wales one day in August, I thought it was so beautiful I did a Screen Shot to share with you! Hope it brightens your day!


Back soon!

Paula xxx

Friday, 14 October 2016

Pull up card tutorial Stampin' Up! for Christmas

Hiya! I'ts finally done - the much awaited pop up card tutorial!

I hope you don't mind it's not the Birthday one I posted last week - -but I thought these would be fun!


How cute are they?


I used the Stampin' Up! Hang Your Stocking Stamp set and matching Christmas Stocking Thinlit Dies - As a bundle you save 10% and can order them using the shop now button on the top right! The code you need is 143512! I also used the Hearth and Home framelits, Hardwood Stamp, Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper and Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

Here's the tutorial!

***I missed a measurement from the video - the backing card is 11.5 x 6.5cm or 5 3/8 x 2.5"***


I hope you enjoy it and look forward to you sharing your creations on my Facebook Page - KnallCrafting! Here's another variation for you to try!




Saturday, 8 October 2016

Celebrating a Milestone, 18th Birthday - Stampin' Up!

Hello everyone!

You'll have noticed I don't blog as often lately, and I have been so busy I have decided to take a step back from Stampin' Up! to focus more on my family and the dogs - especially the latest addition who needs lots of work. I'll still be a demo in the short term - you can still buy from me, but I will be closing the on-line shop in November and you will need to email me to order.

I am scaling back my classes too, apparently I am being to accommodating and it does mean I end up running lots of classes which does take up lots of time.

I love my classes and have lovely customers and hope everyone will continue to support me which will determine in time whether I continue in the long term.

On that note I made a little something special this week for my niece's 18th Birthday. I will do a video tutorial if anyone asks...


Isn't it fun! And it folds flat for mailing! She is an accomplished young musician and plays with the National Youth Orchestra (or something like that!)


Even the envelope is something special and I used the 'This Christmas' speciality designer series paper.


Please continue to drop by as I will post from time to time but just not weekly as I think my family deserve a bit of attention rather than me disappearing to the office or studio every night.

Novembers' classes will be the 2nd and 7th of November with limited places so please book soon so you don't miss out!

Thank you for your continued support! xxx

Friday, 23 September 2016

Autumn Arrives... Stampin' Up! Next Class

Well hello you lovely people!

Did you miss me? - I was sunning myself in Greece and it was fabulous - so much so I pretty much decided to have September off!

So that's where I've been and now I'm sharing the cards for the October class... the days are getting shorter already and we'll need to think about Christmas soon - apparently it's only 92 days away or some such... according to the Guru that is Facebook!

So now my holidays for the year are over I seriously need to plan for next year!I have to find someone willing to look after the mad dog... she has some serious issues and I'm struggling to deal with them! Hey ho - if you all order something I'll be able to get a behaviourist in!

Anyhow - here are the cards...


This one is mega simple... loving the punched plain balloons - now I have to apologise - I saw a similar card on the net... but never pinned it or saw who the artist was - so thank you if it was you!

I used the Balloon Bouquet punch, Duet Banner punch and coordinating Badges and Banners stamp set.


This is a blatant CASE of a card by the very talented Tracy May - a fellow Pinkie - I loved it! Spot a little bit of Gorgeous Grunge there!


I think I tweaked it... the stamp set by the way is Balloon Celebration and the embossing folder is called 'Confetti'.


This card is a great way to use up all those DSP scraps we can't bear to part with! Ha Ha (Admit it - you're just as much of a hoarder and paper stroker as me!)


If you want to book onto one of my classes in Princes Risborough - email me or give me a call on 07786 860438.

Off to tackle the HOOGE pile of holiday ironing now! xxx

Friday, 2 September 2016

NEW - Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter Catalogue and special offers!

I was going to post the new catalogue link yesterday - but I went and collected my new car and time just got away from me!

If you click the image below it will take you to the catalogue - There is also a link on my sidebar on the right...


There is also an offer for the next 3 weeks only! Up to 25% off selected catalogue items! Click the image below to be taken to my on line store to see what is available this week!


That's it from me for today... please visit my online shop and place your orders and I will send you a little thank you in the post!

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Where's the fire? Cookie Cutter... Fireman!

Well folks - still super busy and collect my new car tomorrow! Had a wedding and a festival at the weekend and had to make a card for my friend for his birthday. So, he was a firefighter - now he is an instructor for the fire service... I needed to make a fireman!

Here he is!


What do you think?

I have to go and feed the animals now - but I'll hopefully get a chance to post the new catalogue for you tomorrow!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek

A Cookie Cutter Christmas... that doesn't have to be!

It's a new stamp set with coordinating punch that you'll be able to order in September - and it HAD to be in my pre-order!

Here's a nice traditional Christmas card to start off with...


Cute little Gingerbread couple in Cajun Craze... exactly the right colour for Gingerbread!


Then the next card I had amazing fun creating and should definitely be a feature in October's class - don't you think?


Great use of the Brick Wall and Softly Falling embossing folders.


And no Christmas stamp set would be complete unless you could make... A BABY Card????


And another embossing folder here, Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder - this is a super special extra depth one... so make sure you follow the instructions for the sandwich!

I'm feeling so much better today... I've had a dreadful week with an ear infection and Labyrinthitis - culminating in a perforated eardrum! It never rains! At least I can sit up and type today!

Hope you're having a fab weekend!