Wednesday, 9 August 2017

The holistic approach

Well everything in my life needs a bit of a shake up every now and then... so last weekend I de-cluttered and am embarrassed to admit I filled a skip, a van and sold a load of bits too!!!

I'm doing this Diploma through work and I'm really struggling with my confidence and my ADHD really doesn't help with my focus - but I am going to do this! You watch!!!!!

So now I've bored you I'm going to share some of my recent work. I've been doing a lot of colouring with Copics and some with Spectrum Noirs. The joy of the alcohol markers is that they blend beautifully - as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I usually focus on SU products as the quality and diversity of their products, combined with the co-ordination, is unrivalled.

I do recognise though that a lot of my customers have other products so today I'm going to show some projects that have used Stampin' Up! products to showcase the colouring I've been doing.

Here I've used the new embossing paste for the brickwork using the SU mask... all the elements are SU but I've used the Spectrum Noirs to good effect. The stamp sets are At Home With You (and coordinating dies), Bella and Friends and Banners for You (with co-ordinating Dies).

In this second card I have used the shells and fish from the Seaside Shore stamp set, the lily from Remarkable You and you'll notice the embossing inside - that's the Seaside embossing folder. The lovely mermaid is by Conie Fong and coloured with my Copics

Lastly for today - It's Christmas in July! Except it's now August - and we seem to have moved straight to winter, as it certainly feels more like Christmas in light of the recent weather. The stamp set is Seasonal Bells - with coordinating punch and the background stamp is Sheet Music - I'm totally in love with that!

Righty ho - I've been studying all day and sat at the computer a lot - so I'm off for my tea and a bit of a lie down to free up my old aching back! Ha Ha!!!

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Birthday Blooms - Stampin' Up! - Kit and Clowder Colouring Classes

Good afternoon! Today I'm sharing a few cards made with just one set - Birthday Blooms.

I was really disappointed when Stampin' Up! withdrew their Blendable markers. So the first few images show you really don't need alcohol markers to colour beautiful images... the last is a little self indulgent as I did buy a set of Spectrum Noir markers... I'm still learning but am going to be doing a set of amazing classes from Kit and Clowder. (Link at the end!)

These first two are made by embossing the Vellum then colouring with my Blender Pens

I also used Blender Pens here - not perfect but It's the colour combo here that I love! Oh - and the fabulous Lace Trim and Duet Banner punch.

This was coloured with Aqua Painters after first stamping the image with Versamark and using Clear Embossing Powder.

This was another one with the Aqua Painters, but I used Archival Ink so it wouldn't run when I added the water.

This last image was coloured with my Spectrum Noir markers - I may have opted for a different manufacturer if I had realised the limitations of these pens... But they're probably perfect for me to get started with!

If you would like to start colouring you won't go wrong at all joining one of Alyce's classes at Kit and Clowder - she is AMAZING!

Check out her group on Facebook too - but only nice people are allowed to join - I couldn't believe what a lovely, encouraging and generous group they are!

Take care all!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Christmas in July!

Just to let you know if you join my team in July, Santa has a few extra gifts for you!

You will get an extra £65 worth of FREE gifts with your starter kit. This includes -

  • Clear Block 'D' x2  - 118485
  • Grid Paper - 130148
  • Paper Snips - 103579
  • SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
  • Bone Folder - 102300
  • Carols of Christmas Stamp Set - 144804

Click here to see the stamp set!

So - pay just £99 for £130 worth of product of your choice from any current catalogues, get all the above Free... and there's no obligation, though obviously I would love to see you succeed in growing your own Stampin' Up! business and will support you all the way!

Click on the tab above to join my team!

Monday, 3 July 2017

For every £45 you spend in July get £4.50 off in August!

I've just got back from a lovely holiday in Cornwall with my family to be greeted with this fabulous offer!

Oh Yes! What a great deal! AND it's in addition to any hostess benefits you earn on your orders. So it equates to an extra 10% FREE.

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


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.