Monday, 28 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Christmas Monday

I cannot believe how busy I am... and it's nearly October! Not long until Stampin' Up! On-Stage Live... the very first time ever! So if you want to come along you may want to join my team now as you only have 17 days before registration closes!

My classes are super busy - which is amazing as I have lots of lovely new lades! I went to my very first crop at the weekend with the Wycombe Scrappers - a lovely group of ladies - I just have to find time to go again! I did make a good start on my convention swaps!

So today it's just a quicky... and to let you know the Pinkies are doing another Blog Hop at the weekend so don't miss that!

This was something I tried out when I was designing for this months' classes.

Kinda cute - but what's so great I hear you ask!

These cuties - that's what!!!!!!!!! Can you see what it is yet?

 Yup - it's a Pop-Up card! If you would like a tutorial - leave a comment below and I'll try and record one to post next week!

It's the Snow Place stamp set and Snow Friends framelits!

It's getting late and I've been out all evening - so back soon and have a fabulous week!

Paula xxx

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Stampin' Up! October Class


I'm back from the stunning island of Agistri... temperatures rarely dipped out of the mid 30's in the shade... but we enjoyed every second and got home refreshed. I've been itching to craft but I had a class last night so I may get in the studio tonight.

October's classes are focusing on the  Jingle All The Way bundle - some great little edgelits and a co-ordinating stamp set.

I haven't had a chance to design all the cards we're making, not photograph them! But here are the samples Stampin' Up! show...

I'm going to step away from Christmas with this set and show you how versatile it is by including a couple of birthday cards in the class.

If you fancy popping along, just message me on Facebook - KnallCrafting, email, phone, text, carrier pigeon... whatever you prefer! And hopefully I'll have some samples for you in the next few days.

Paula xxx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Stampin' Up! For him


I'm on my holibobs... drinking plenty of Amstel Radler and expanding by the moment! (looks like I'll be dieting!)

Thought I would share this card I was commissioned to make a while ago.

That's two 80th Birthday cards I've been asked to make this year! The persons dad used to do boxing or weightlifting. It was a while ago so I can't remember but this was really apt!

It's the Guy Greetings stamp set, it has some awesome images!

And did you spot that bow? It has to be my best ever and I just can't get another one so perfect however hard I try!

Well back to the pool for now!

P xx

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Stampin' Up! Wedding Celebrations

Well - I'm not going to be about for the next week so I thought I would share a card I made for my cousin.

It's amazing that I can still remember changing his nappies and him running up the garden with no clothes on as a toddler in the summer!

It's hard to believe he's 30 years on and embarking on a new part of his life with his lovely new wife!

This is the card I made for them to celebrate their wedding.

I stamped the flowers from Birthday Blossoms on Vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

The butterflies are cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

This time tomorrow I'll be in a Greek bar, Katie will be staying here looking after the cats who will no doubt, as usual, treat her with contempt for as long as it takes to realise she holds the tin opener!

I'll schedule another post for in the week... Something for him!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Celebrating Flowers with Stampin' Up!

I seem to apologise a lot for not posting... I have been so busy!

Firstly the County Council have tried to sneak in permit parking under the radar, although it won't directly affect me, I have been campaigning against it... it has been poorly thought out and I felt I needed to add my voice... and have been attending meetings round my classes.

Secondly, I went to my first craft show, in Esher, at the weekend! It was awesome! The trouble is I'm a sucker for trying new things! So as well as the paper cutting I was introduced to last week, I am now dabbling in Encaustic Art. (Painting with wax.) I'll show you some examples soon!

Thirdly I am getting ready for my birthday on Friday and our family holiday on Sunday.

Last night I had a class and had a 2 week old baby along - I do believe in starting them young and little Olivia was a treasure!

I also gave one of my customers her birthday and wedding anniversary cards!

This was the anniversary card.

I used Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Beautiful Bunch and the Bold Butterfly Framelits.

I think she liked it and I loved the sentiment from Cottage Greetings.

Well I'm off to bed. That's the trouble with starting work at 6:30am... I need my sleep!

Back soon!

Paula xxx