Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Stampin' Up! Mother's Day!

Hello my lovelies - I always seem to be apologising for not posting and today is no different! This time it's as a result of Carpal Release surgery on one of my wrists... so I'm one finger typing with my left hand... Not easy I can assure you!

Unfortunately I'm not a Mum - there are a lot of us out there you know... I'm waiting for Auntie Day to take off so I have a special day too!

But I still have my own Mum to celebrate and she's been looking after me this last 10 days since my op. Here are some of the cards I made this year for people... So everyone can celebrate their Mums!

 








Tuesday, 7 March 2017

March Card Class

Good evening! I hope you enjoyed some of the sunshine today... apparently the rain is in for the day tomorrow.

I've been knitting a jumper and got quite obsessed so I finished it in 20 days! I'm very proud - it's just a little on the large side - so I can grow into it!

I did manage to sneak in some card making at the weekend and finally designed the cards for my March classes.

The dates I have left available are the 22nd and the 27th of March at 7pm in Risborough.

The first card is this one - and you need to specify if you would like to make it in Blue or Pink.


I just love these! I used the Layering Squares framelit dies, the Sunshine Wishes thinlits, Gorgeous Grunge and Petite Petals stamp sets and the Petite Petals punch.


One has to have a little bling - and I think the Rhinestones really finish off the cards.


The second card we'll be making uses the Lift me Up Bundle - I love this and recommend snapping it up with the 10% discount whilst Sale-a-bration is on - then you qualify for a free item if you buy wood mount and only need to spend a little more if you buy the clear mount to get a freebie.


I chose the coordinating patterned papers myself... In fact I have 3 packs so I can make the most of this stamp set.

Lastly this month we're going to make a nice simple card using the Special Reason and Birthday Bright stamp sets, and the Layering Ovals framelits.



It's certainly going to be a packed class, so we're going to be working hard! I hope you'll join us! Just message me via email, text, phone me or send a message to the Knall Crafting FB page!


Friday, 17 February 2017

Suite Sixteen - Lift Me Up! - Stampin' Up!

The Lift Me Up suite is absolutely fabulous and has co-ordinating Designer Series Paper that you can choose free if you spend £45.00!

The great news is you can still shop with me on-line even though I no longer have a Stampin' Up! hosted website!

Where does the Suite sweet sixteen bit come in? It was my amazing nephews 16th birthday. I can't tell you how proud I am of him, he is such a lovely young man and has done exceptionally well in his mock exams and is an exceptional sportsman!

I made him this card with the bundle for his birthday.


I was so pleased with the result!


Have a fab weekend! xxx

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Stampin' Up! - Second Chance!

I managed to buy a small number of these project kits - No longer in the catalogue (what a great Mother's Day gift!) - you'll recognise them if you come to my classes as I have one on the side - and I LOVE it! It was so much fun to make and so easy... all the design work is done for you, but if you want to go "Off Piste" you can.

I have four of these kits tucked away, they include the Clipboard and 13 project cards and I have decided to do a special extended session in the studio.

It will be:

Coffee and Craft

Saturday 4th March

14:00 - 17:30


Four spaces only - must be pre-booked by 10th February!

£25 per person (In Advance) to include the project kit, refreshments and CAKE

I will provide the inks and the stamp set

Please bring your own Adhesives/Scissors/Craft Knife

Call or email to book - mailme@paulaknall.co.uk - 07786 860438





Saturday, 28 January 2017

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blast

Oooh - I'm here again! I'm making a bit of a habit of this!

Just a quicky... this is a card I made with the Birthday Blast stamp set... It just screamed out to be heat embossed in the Gold embossing powder!


It's so hard to get the fantastic effect captured on camera!


Oooh - that's better! Right the month is nearly over and I'll be ordering mid February so start making a list if you want to tag on!

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Guy Greetings... 60th Birthday Stampin' Up!

So I'm breaking up the posts about new product with some things from the annual catalogue - there's so much good stuff there I don't want you forgetting in the excitement!

Guy Greetings is a FANTASTIC set and was needed to fill a bit of a gap in male sets. A good friend was 60 last week and I thought I'd share the card I made!


Isn't that lovely?


I was so pleased with that one!

Saturday, 21 January 2017

February Stampin' Up! Class - Beautiful You

The first time I thumbed through the catalogue I skipped past this set... then I saw so many ideas on Pinterest I HAD to have it!

So in February we're using this set! Here are the cards we'll be making with Beautiful You.


I know! Isn't it stunning? But I can't take the credit - this was designed by a fellow Pinkie but I can't find the original post so I can credit her (EDITED)***http://www.michellescraftcorner.com***! The Night of Navy and white is fabulous... and the hat and dress use a technique called 'Paper Piecing'...

So the second one doesn't use the Paper Piecing - but we're going to be using the Emboss Resist technique with Masking and Brayering... so that's FOUR techniques so far in February's class!


I think it's pretty effective... can you see what I've done with the hat?


The last card and yet ANOTHER technique - this time one of the Reflection Techniques... and a little shading with the new Watercolour Pencils!


Ah and a Watercolour Wash with the Aquapainters. My goodness this class is a veritable feast of techniques to learn or practice. I hope you can come along!



The 2 available dates are the 6th or the 20th! Book now by texting/phoning or emailing.