Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sad Loss

I think there are very few people these days who have not been touched by Cancer.

Sadly this week I lost a courageous friend to Cancer. She was an amazing mother, business woman, wife and friend to many people locally and much, much too young to be struck down so very tragically.

I made the family a little card, to hopefully show how very much I have been thinking of them at this sad time. It isn't much, but hopefully will give them strength to know people are with them in spirit at such a horrible time.

It is my first screen card and it took a tragedy to motivate me to craft after a few days without my crafting mojo.

The sentiment and wording from Love and Sympathy with the single flower image were so appropriate.

Then the sprig of blossom from Hopeful Thoughts, with a hint of colour from the Blendabilities and the Papillon Potpourri butterfly coated in Crystal Effects - just set it off.

Please spare a moment in your prayers in the coming months for the family - their pain is so deep just now!

Paula xxx

Friday, 28 November 2014

January Class

Why not beat the post Christmas Blues and book on to my January Class?

We're going to have some fun embossing and sponging... with another sneaky technique thrown in!

These are the cards we'll be making using the stunning Serene Sillouettes stamp set...

Shamelessly CASE'd from Pinterest - From the lovely Heather

The rest are all my own I'm pleased to say!

And finally this elegant little beauty!

So if you are interested I need bookings by Friday 5th December.

Class includes all four cards and envelopes, Stamp Set, Gold Foil Sheets, Stampin' Spritzers, Pearls and an Ink Pad.

Class fee including Clear Mount Stamp Set - £39.85

Class fee including Wood Mount Stamp Set - £43.85

Dates available currently are - 12th, 16th or 19th January at 7pm

To book call - 07786 860438 or visit Knall Crafting on Facebook and send me a message!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Gift Vouchers...

Just a little reminder that I sell Gift Vouchers for you to give to the people in your life who love to craft. An ideal present for Christmas or any other occasion!

If you would like a voucher for Christmas yourself... Why not steer your friends or family here?

Vouchers are available in £5 £10 £15 £20 £25 & £50 values.

They come beautifully packaged in a little wallet...

Vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of issue and each carries a unique reference.

Vouchers can only be exchanged for goods to the value of the voucher - the voucher has no cash value and no credits are available for unspent funds but more than one voucher or a combination of vouchers and cash are accepted.

Treat someone today!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Build your own Bonus offer...

As I mentioned... Stampin' Up! have launched a one week only special joining offer!

For just £74.25 you can join my team and the Stampin' Up! family...

Get £130 worth of product - of YOUR choice
Get 30% discount on your first order if it is at least £150
Get a 5% cashback bonus

Sound too good to be true? Think it isn't for you? Think again!

Stampin' Up! encourage and support people who join as demonstrators to build a business - IF they want to, they also understand that some people just want to take advantage of the discounts and promotions available to their demonstrators. Their philosophy is that everyone is welcome and they are happy to reward your loyalty to the products by never asking of you to do any more than you want to! For a whole year practically I was a hobby demo... and just bought products for my own use and the odd friend.

Two of my downline joined for the discount and only purchase for themselves.

So - if you would simply like to get £130 of product for just £74.25 choose your products and join my team - Just click HERE to get started and I will also send you a little gift!

You only have until the 2nd December! xxxx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Framed Partial Cut - AND Joining Offer

Hello folks,

I hope you are indoors warm and dry, crafting in this horrid rain! I have a class at 2pm so will be setting up shortly.

Today I'm sharing a card I made using a framelit to make partial cuts and a video tutorial for you to follow.

I used Papillon Potpourri, Sassy Salutations, the Ovals Collection Framelits, Lovely Lace embossing folder and Blendabilities for the butterflies.

Not sure if you can see but I coated the butterflies in Crystal Effects too - they look stunning!

Starting on the 25th November for JUST ONE WEEK there is a special deal for recruits... Join up during this week and not only do you get 25% extra off your starter kit... you also get 5% extra Cashback for orders placed in December! That's a staggering £75 for your starter kit - with products YOU choose to the value of £130 - get in touch if you are interested.

Here is the video...

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Busy Busy

Hiya folks - I have just been so busy this week I've not spent a second in my craft room.

I had two classes this week that were well attended and had great fun with the lovely ladies. I have 4 classes booked in the next few weeks so looking forward to more fun and mayhem!

I've done everything I need to do for today and am off to craft... but thought I would share this mini book I made... I've never tried one before so I started small - and I have SO discovered Crystal Effects...

The flowers are the stamp Sweetbriar Rose coloured with Blendabilities and coated in Crystal Effects.

Oooh Shiny! I've made tags, stamped on them and stuck them inside...

These are from the hostess set - I Like You and punched using the Scallop Tag Topper punch.

Hopeful that I'll have some new things to share after this afternoon/evening. It's been a tough week and I need to chill. Craft Room here I come!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Desk Calendar

Well - the weekend is nearly over. Hubby has gone to see Billy Idol in London and I've been busy in my little craft room today.

I've seen cards in this style and someone had made calendars like it... I'm sure! I just can't for the life of me remember where I saw them.

I used the Traveler set from the main catalogue - I've had my eye on the set for a while and succumbed on my last order as I had earned a free stamp set for my early convention registration.

You can just see I have also used the World Map, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch and Window Frames framelits.

I liked them so much I made a whole batch... and recorded a video tutorial as well! Go on - give them a try!

Have a good week at work and I hope no-one gets badly affected by the rain they are forecasting!

Paula xxx

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Flip Cards and a New Home!

I often forget about these thinlit dies - but have been using them a lot lately - including for some of my classes.

Some friends of ours were moving house and it was turning into a nightmare with delays and they thought it would never happen...

When it did I thought it deserved a cheer as well as a fun card!

I used the Holiday Home set...

Coloured with Blendabilities and with a few little flowers.

Fun isn't it?

You can buy everything you need to make this card through my Stampin' Up! shop.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

A Little Gift...

... and we all know little gifts need little boxes!

How could I have resisted this one for so long? The Curvy Keepsake Die from Stampin' Up! makes the cutest boxes... In fact I love them so much I am looking for presents to fit the boxes this year... not the other way round!

These boxes have a little gift in for each of my class attendees between now and Christmas... just to say 'Thank You'.

Aren't they stunning?

They are cut from Silver Glimmer Paper and coloured using re-inkers. It was a technique shown at Convention by Donna Griffiths.

You use a spritzer and spray on the lightest shade first, then the middle then the darkest. Allowing time between each one to dry. I added the re-inkers to Rubbing Alcohol/IPA. This colour combination of Soft Sky, Pacific Point and Night of Navy fits with a 'Frozen' theme don't you think?

Here is a close up of the little flower - can you guess how I coloured the pearl? Yup - Blendabilities!

Well I am placing an order Monday night - if you can collect from me in Princes Risborough P&P is free if you add on to my order... I have 4 packs of that Silver Glimmer Paper on my order so far! Hope they don't sell out!

I still have some spaces on the following dates for classes - 29/11, 13/12 & 21/12 - get in touch for info.

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

P xxx