Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Oooh - Looky! It's Here! Stampin' Up! 2017 Spring and Summer seasonal

Oh yes - Just what you've been waiting for!

The new Spring/Summer seasonal is filled with so much loveliness you wouldn't believe! Well maybe you would.

Click on the catalogue images below or on the right hand side bar to browse the catalogues!

To top it all - It's SALE-A-BRATION time too! For the next 3 months ONLY you can choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item for every £45 you spend... You get an extra £20 of Hostess Credits with any order of £200 or more... You can join my team for just £99, select £130 of catalogue products and choose ANY 2 additional stamp sets FREE.

So don't waste any time! I am placing an order tonight at 8pm - so if you are local to me and would like to save some postage... message me your order by 7:30pm and I'll just split the postage between everyone who orders!

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

January Stampin' Up! Classes

Good evening! I'm home! It's been a busy but fantastic Christmas - seeing friends and eating waaaay too much! I think I may need some new clothes!

I hope you all had a great time, enjoyed the company of your family and friends and are feeling positive about the New Year! Another one... where do they go?

I was caught out a bit and almost forgot to design projects for the January class - I grabbed some quick snaps in the studio of 2 of the cards and we're going to try a new inking technique!

Here is the first...

I'm not sure what it is about the rustic look of this card that I love - but I am truly smitten! What do you think?

The simplicity of the next card is in complete contrast...

I'm not really doing the 'Valentines' thing in January this year as I think these will be so versatile and great for those moments when you need a card and just can't find the perfect one!

I'm off now - there's a turkey curry simmering on the hob with my name on!

Please get in touch if you're interested in classes! I only have 2 spaces available on the 9th and 3 spaces on the 16th... otherwise you'll be waiting for February!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

It's beginning to feel a lot like a Stampin' Up! Christmas!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

How are your seasonal preparations going? My cards have all been posted, my decorations are up, the turkey is in the freezer and my calendar is full!

I'm really excited to be spending lots of time with friends this Christmas and finish my 'day job' on Friday until the New Year! Whoo Hoo!!

I've been thinking about the boxes of retired product that often get neglected and this year have been pulling out bits and pieces, Designer Series Paper is something I can never resist and I took reams of it, cut into strips in to work and we spent our lunch break making the most beautiful paper chains!

I also designed this calendar to make in our December class... using a bit of old and a bit of new!

Fab isn't it?

Another use for retired DSP is different Christmas decorations - like these in my studio!

And while I was getting carried away in my paper box... I decided to make this for a special friend who LOVES orange. Just a slightly different version of the calendar.

Well you only have a couple of weeks left to order from the Autumn/Winter seasonal before the Spring/Summer one comes in the New Year! So please get in touch if you need any help or advice or if there's anything you need from me.

Just in case I get completely absorbed for the next couple of weeks... Have a fabulous Christmas!

Lots of Love


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