Friday, 30 August 2013

New Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue - NOW LIVE!

Not a good week in the Knally Household. One of the dogs has damaged his back and the Guinea Pig has Diabetes and a tumour, so any positive vibes you can send our way would be lovely!

However on a brighter note we woke up this morning to a plethora of exciting announcements!

Firstly, the new seasonal catalogue is now live!

Not really a lot more I can add apart from, Happy Browsing! It is indeed awash with seasonal loveliness and I challenge you not to find something irresistible.

There is an abundance of Kits and Bundles so you get a little help exploring your creativity.

The link to your right on my sidebar will take you to a pdf of the catalogue for instant gratification! You can save it to your computer for frequent access! You know you want to!

Secondly there is another of the Best of 25 years stamp sets - it's a lovely one and definitely going on my order next week! Oh Yeah... just take a look at it in all it's loveliness!

And lastly - an opportunity to buy my all time favourite stamp set... and a co-ordinating punch with a 15% discount - saving over £4

So if like me you are now hyperventilating with all the excitement... Grab a cuppa, sit down and have a browse!

If I can help you with anything or you would like to place an order please get in touch by calling 07786 860438 or emailing me here.

Paula xxx

Dynamic Diva!

Oh wow - I just can't believe it! One of my cards was selected from 51 entries in this weeks Dynamic Duo's challenge!

I am a Dynamic Duos Diva Dynamo!

I shall be smiling for the whole weekend! Or at least until I go to sleep.

Here is a reminder of my card for the challenge. You can see the Blog entry with details of how I made it here.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge #67

Goodness is it nearly Thursday already? I'm just in time to submit my entry for the Dynamic Duos Challenge this week! You can visit the blog HERE

This week the colour scheme is Calypso Coral with Crisp Cantaloupe.

My card is a really simple one that had me reaching for my Big Shot.

The apertures were cut in the card stock using the Ovals Framelits, the top mat was embossed using the Polka Dot embossing folder. The butterflies were punched using the Elegant Butterfly and the  Bitty Butterfly punches, and also embossed using the Polka Dot folder.

The flourish behind was stamped using one of the Flowering Flourishes stamps.

I just love this colour combo and really enjoyed making this card!

Now you really need to come back tomorrow for the release of the NEW Seasonal Catalogue jam packed full of scrummy goodies! Don't forget now!

You can order from me wherever you are in the UK, Germany, France, Holland or Austria. So do get in touch if you have any questions - you can email me by clicking here

See you bright and early with that exciting new book of loveliness!

Paula xxx

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Less is More Challenge.

OK - So I didn't post on Sunday, but hopefully you'll let me off! I had a frantic weekend travelling all over the South of England and with visitors yesterday. The problem is I have been doing lots of crafting and have LOADS of things to show you.

Today is a challenge entry for the Less is More Blog. HERE

This weeks challenge was to use Washi Tape... now I am a complete Washi virgin... in fact until I saw it in the latest SU catalogues I had never even heard of it. And in all honesty I'm still not sure I know what I am supposed to be doing with it!

The new Seasonal Catalogue out on the 29th (yes watch this space!) contains a lovely set of Washi Tape as part of the Season of Style family of products.

They are seasonal themed products and I have also used the Season of Style DSP (Designer Series Paper) for the ornament, I cut it out using my Big Shot and the carryover Ornament Framelits. I have also added a piece of DSP punched using my Mosaic punch and the tiny silver ornament was punched from Glimmer Paper using the carried over punch from the Merry Minis punch pack.

The Noel sentiment is another carry over item from the set Greetings of the Season using the new silver metallic ink.

Lastly that pretty scallop at the bottom was cut using the Large Scallop edgelit and embossed with the co-ordinating Delicate Designs embossing folder.

I'm not sure if it is a step too far but I had great fun making it - so who cares?

I have a few parties booked to correspond with the seasonal catalogue launch - but I still have dates available if you would like to book - just give me a call. xxx

Friday, 23 August 2013

Just a quicky...

...because this afternoon I am off to Surrey to visit a very poorly friend. I feel so helpless as the only thing I have to offer is company, I so wish I could take his pain away. I'm going to stop the night as I have an Agility show the next day. His house is about half way between here and the show venue.

Keep fingers crossed for him that they sort out his pain management please.

So here is today's card. Just something really simple using Post-It notes to mask, the Blooming with Kindness set and the Simply Scored scoreboard to add a border top and bottom of the stamped images.

Hope you like it. I should be back Sunday with something else.

And of course I couldn't have got that sentiment so straight without my Stamp-a-majig.

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend!

Paula xxx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Video Tutorial - Stamping Techniques

Well it's been a good few days again since my last post, so I'm posting another video tutorial. This shows 3 techniques, Masking, Sponging and how to use your Stampamajig...

Here is the card I made;

I hope you enjoy it! The stamp set I have used is Simply Sketched.

If you would like to order any products please e-mail or call me via the details on the contact tab above.

Back again soon!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Framelit Partial Cut - Stampin' Up!

Sorry - I did it again! It was really late when our visitor left so I didn't post - and today I was doing the housework - then I got 'dragged' out to Prezzo's for supper - I am so full - I had 4 courses!!

Anyhow - here is one of the promised video tutorials.

I am often being asked how to make a card with a partial cut from a framelit. Making something like this -

Not sure if you can see - maybe this is a little clearer?

I used one of the Labels Collection Framelits and my Big Shot. Then decorated the card with my new Morning Post Numbers from the new catalogue coming soon (watch this space!), New Colour Collection Designer Series Papers and the hostess set - Simply Sketched.

Here is the tutorial on how to make one of these cards by making a partial Framelit cut...

You can decorate it any way you like!

I have two more videos to come over the next week so please come back and see!

I still have bookings available for September so why not give me a call on 07786 860438, or join my team and save on the products you buy.

Paula xxx

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Stampin' Up! Decorating your life.

You'll probably remember last year there was great excitement about the ornament decoration on the front of the seasonal catalogue using the Ornament Keepsakes. Well this year I have not only made one similar to that but I have also gone to town with the new Festive Flurry set as I alluded to last week.

So firstly this years take on last years decoration... with another sneak peek. Just look at the lovely silver ribbon.. I know it's lush! And so sparkly... and you need sparkle at Christmas!

I think even if they retire these framelits and stamps next year it will be a set I'll cherish as they really are versatile.

In the centre is another of the Festive Flurry designs, cut out of Silver Glimmer Paper with the framelits. The centre is finished off with one of the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and tied up with some Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine.

Then we have the decoration inspired by my card on an earlier post. This really does use the Festive Flurry bundle beautifully! Firstly I cut the largest snowflake twice out of Silver Glimmer Paper, then I stamped the large image on Whisper White, before cutting it out with the framelit and scoring and folding it - cutting out the middle so I could concertina the snowflake. I cut out one of the middle sized snowflakes - again from glimmer paper, then stamped the smallest one on whisper white, cutting out just the middle.

The whole thing was stuck together using my hot glue gun.

Then a Frosted Finishes embellishment was stuck on each side. The photo's really don't do this little embellishment any justice and I am so in love with them I am ordering three packs for my stash!

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see the first of the three new tutorials I recorded! It may be a little late in the evening as I have visitors coming after work and I'll need to wait until they leave before I post.

It would be rude not to! Strangely enough not everyone gets the crafting bug - though I can't understand why not!

Paula xxx

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sneak Peek - Wishing You

Hello Stampers,

Hope you are not missing me too much - you wouldn't believe how busy I have been... crafting away! AND I have 3 Yes THREE video tutorials made, they just need a bit of editing...

Today is another sneak peek - this time of a new stamp set called Wishing You... I have also combined it with the new Season of Style Designer Washi Tape and the new Cherry Cobbler Stitched Edge Grosgrain.

I've always been a bit rubbish at tying bows but I'm chuffed to bits with this one!

All these new goodies will be available in the Seasonal Catalogue from the 29th of August - A copy of which will appear on my sidebar soon!

Don't forget though, as well as all the new products there are a number of items carried over from last years Autumn/Winter catty... Tomorrows post comprises two projects using the Ornament Keepsake Bundle and the new Festive Flurry Bundle. So pop back and see!

Friday, 9 August 2013

Floating Butterfly Card

I'm off to play with a new stamp set in a minute - but I didn't want you to feel neglected!

I got the idea for this card from good old Pinterest... And with my new found love of Window Sheets decided to make a version myself.

You adhere a piece of window sheet to a single layer of card stock so the fold of the card is between the two... Does that make sense? It doesn't sound like it so here's the picture so you can see...

Then when you adhere your element - it could be a bird/bee/flower, anything. It looks like it is suspended in mid air.

I used an image from the Best of Butterflies set and coloured it using my Stampin' Write markers and a blender pen. The flourish is from Flowering Flourishes.

Here's a picture face on.

The sentiment was stamped in Stazon and is from Blooming with Kindness. Hope you like it!

I have such a busy weekend - I'll hopefully be back to post soon. xxx


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Sneak Peek - Festive Flurry...

Sorry - must be quick! Sooo much crafting to do! Pinterest is fatal!

So here's my first sneak peek - it is the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and Framelits bundle - coming to a catalogue near you in about 3 weeks!

I can see this design turning into a 3D decoration if I make 2 and stick them back to back... I used my Glue Gun... and have just ordered 50 more glue sticks! Now that's optimistic!

Anyhow - here's the card - I am loving the combo of Midnight Muse, Soft Sky and the silver glimmer paper and embossing powder.

Right - must go... off to play! Remember if you book a party you could be one of the first to see this catalogue... and if you join my team as a demo you can select items from this catalogue as part of your starter kit!

Back soon!


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

OMG - New goodies!

Today a brown box arrived full of new product from the Autumn/Winter catalogue due out on the 29th August!

I was really restrained but now wish I had ordered everything I wanted. (Has no self control)

Anyhoo - the great news is that if you join my team you can order items from this catalogue before it is released - You aren't committed to spending any more than the starter kit - though I challenge you not to take advantage of the 30% off your first order! You'll also get a little welcome gift from me.

Get in touch to find out more - remember you get £130 worth of goods for just £99! AND FREE delivery.

Now I am off to play with my new goodies - I'll give you a little sneak peek in a day or two.



Monday, 5 August 2013

Explosion Box

Hi there!

I've done another video for you today, though it isn't really a tutorial it just shows the explosion box I made.

Looks gorgeous just as it is doesn't it? I'm loving the new Stretch Ruffle Trim in the new In-Colours. It gets even better - just look at the decoration on the lid! The Quatrefancy, Speciality Designer Series Paper is stunning isn't it - You get two window sheets in a pack. But they are fancy ones, so best saved for box making rather than cutting down for this sort of project.

That butterfly is actually sitting on the flower! Held on with a glue dot it is light enough, and the vellum is rigid enough... I stamped the image from Flower Shop and coloured it with my Stampin' Write Markers, punched it out using the Pansy Punch - I call it something else in the video as my mind went blank... But I wasn't going to re-record! The butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri and punched out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

Here's my little video!

It's amazing how much seeing something can inspire you! I love using the Brayer and Blender Pens!

Here is the link to Caroline's video tutorial here. I'm so grateful for her inspiration!

Here is a close up of those gorgeous flowers... I just could not live without Vellum and Window Sheets!

Do let me know if you give it a try and I'll be back with something else really soon!

Paula xxxx

Friday, 2 August 2013

Oh Wow - Great offers this month!

Stampin' Up! just keep giving us the most fantastic offers!

This month you have the opportunity to stock up on your favourite Designer Series Papers... when you buy 3 you choose your fourth completely FREE. I know it's great isn't it!

You can choose from any of the papers on pages 151/153 and 154 of the annual catalogue.

As if that weren't enough! There is another 'Best of...' set released this month, the Best of Shelli.

These are a selection of gorgeous stamps selected by our very own, lovely CEO Shelli Gardner.

I really can't believe it has been so long since my last post - but I have been mega busy sorting out my pre-order from the new Seasonal Catalogue - due out at the end of this month - You are going to absolutely LOVE it - guaranteed. To top it all you get the whole set of clear mount stamps for just £13.95.

I promise to post some more crafty inspiration over the weekend!

Love 'n' Hugs!

Paula xxx