Tuesday, 20 June 2017

July Classes

Hi Guys,

I have had a little time for a play with my new goodies, but I also had my first assignment to complete for my diploma - a little scary as I left school quite some time ago!

In July classes we're making these lovely cards.


I LOVE this one! Daisy Delight combined with Jar of Love and Badges and Banners. I'm not surprised a year's supply of the punches sold out in weeks, globally! AND I actually managed to cut into that stunning DSP (patterned paper).



Then using Jar of Love again with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits and Layering Squares framelits I rustled up this cutey - the ladies wanted something for the men in their lives.


And this one, using Swirly Bird and the Swirly Scribbles dies with the Everyday Jars framelits is  a bit of fun!

Take care and please keep popping by - I will update again soon!

I can probably squeeze in an extra date if you wanted to book a class - just give me a ring!

Friday, 2 June 2017

2017-18 Catalogue



Whoo Hoo! Although I've been working up in London with no internet... I've been desperate to share the BRAND NEW catalogue with you!

I've been having a play and promise I'll post some projects soon - but if you could please have a browse and if you are local and would like to split the delivery cost by adding on to my order... then email me or send a message to Knall Crafting on Facebook where my colleague will pass me your message .

Or you can place an order via the 'Shop Now' button on the top right of the sidebar >

Click on the catalogue image to browse!


If you would like to earn hostess rewards on your order or by holding a party - check out this fabulous deal!



Sunday, 14 May 2017

Subtle Watercolour Shading - FREE Video Tutorial

Hallooooo!

I've been bust drooling over the new catalogue... don't worry you only have until the 1st of June to wait!

My pre-order has arrived and quite honestly I don't want to be typing this! I want to be playing!

My friend Anthony asked me for some videos... But I hadn't a clue what to do so I recorded the shadowing technique below.

The stamp set is 'Remarkable You'.

The first 2 cards show where I have used this technique to extract some of the ink from the stamped image. The 3rd where I have added colour. Scroll down for the video tutorial.






Sunday, 30 April 2017

May Classes...

Well hello there! Long time no see! I've been crafting quite a bit the last few weeks... using some of the retiring products that I love before I get to swoon over and stroke all my new goodies from the new catalogue!

I've also booked quite a few trips in the caravan, next weekend is my first since June last year towing!

One of the questions I asked some of the other demonstrators was... "I love my patterned papers, I buy them because they're beautiful... but I just can't cut into them! What can I do with my stash to make room for new papers?

The response? "CUT IT!"

So I did... and the next few days I'll be sharing some simple ideas... the first is the one we'll be doing in our classes during May.





More ideas to come! xxx

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Another Anniversary! Whoo Hoo 5 Years!

Hello - Happy Tuesday!

Today is my 5th anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - it has been great fun. I have grown creatively and met some amazing people, forging some lasting friendships!

To celebrate my 5 years... the first 5 people to order at least £50 worth of products from me will get around £5 worth of goodies sent to them as a gift from me or a voucher for 5% of the value of their order off their next purchase - whichever is higher! 

The retiring list has been published and I'm sad to say many of the items are selling out fast! I can't believe 3 of my favourite, 'go to' stamp sets are retiring! Gorgeous Grunge, Papillon Potpourri and Petite Petals. So I have a couple more cards using Petite Petals to show you today!


The retiring list is available via the link on the right hand side... I'm definitely going to miss this set though.




Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today I celebrate the first of 2 anniversaries this month. It is my 14th Wedding Anniversary!

I know... he would have got less for murder!

I made him a fab card before I had my op as I knew I might not be able to make one for a while after the op.

I hope you like it - he did - bless him, he says all my creations are amazing - even the ones I am convinced are rubbish!


I used the Heart punch, Petite Petals punch and stamps, the First Sight stamp set and the Flourishing Thinlits dies.

He's taking me out to dinner this evening. I'm just hoping the food is easy to cut as I'm still struggling a bit - just a tip - if you can 'dictate' an email on your smartphone... send it to yourself - then you can just copy and paste the text where you want it without doing lots of typing with your injured hand.


Thursday, 30 March 2017

April Stampin' Up! Card Class - Birthday Blossoms

Hi Guys,

I hope you don't mind me delving into my archives for designs at the moment. I'm in a bit of pain with the hand still healing. I can't use my right hand much at all and certainly not for crafting or typing so thank you to my fabulous hubby for writing this!

I have an amazing friend who is prepping my classes for me and will be doing the practical stuff... so here are the cards for April!


This card... and the others all use Birthday Blossoms stamp set with the Pansy punch, this is my favourite!


I needed a little inspiration and I based the next card on one by Teri Pocock (I think!)


It's lovely isn't it?


I used the Petite Petals stamp set and punch too on this one.


The last card is this one.


It is based on a design by Sam Donald of Pootles fame... I'm proud to say we are both in the same team... she's just such an amazing business woman - I wish I had a 10th of her abilities!


So - back soon with some more from the archive!