Thursday, 20 December 2012

DT Call - Norman Needs YOU!

We're opening up our DT again, this time we're looking for 6 to 10 people to join our design teams.

We're looking for people to join our existing DT (team 1) to help with creating samples for and participating in our blog challenges and for new release CDs and products for our website galleries.

We're also looking for a second dedicated DT (team 2) to work specifically in making samples with our new release CDs and products that we'll be taking onto Create & Craft.

Ideally you'll have experience of CD crafting and a good mix of skills with stamping, colouring and creating paper projects (not just cards!) to a high standard. Both team members will need to have their own blogs, be creative, think outside the box and have a passion for card making and paper crafts.

As a design team member you will receive one copy of all our new CDs before the launch date, plus any new products that we'd like you to incorporate such as charms and embellishments, plus free entrance to shows all over the country that we are exhibiting at.

In return all we ask is that you create and send us good quality card samples from resources we send to you FOC within a given deadline and where necessary (team 1), to participate in the blog challenges as prescribed.

If you're interested in joining one of our teams, please email with a short bio, a clear head and shoulders photo of yourself and photos of at least 3 projects you're proud of and please state which of the two teams you'd like to work with.

That's it. Good Luck!

Sneak Peak 2013 - In Sympathy

Coming in January 2013...

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Another Show Done!

It's really surprising just how quickly an hour goes! No sooner had we said hello to Debbie Shore we were saying goodbye!

Our hour on Create & Craft this morning went really well, if you discount the gremlins that were plaguing the studio today, not only were they having massive technical issues with their email, as in not getting any, but also with their computer system. The computers in the studios are all linked to their master computer and that's where the two discs we were demonstrating were held! So that's why the discs didn't run as they should. We totally lost connection at one point!

Anyway, that aside, the show went really well, Ian managed to muscle in on most of the card making demos and I didn't get a chance to make a single card!

We did bump into some old mates in the green room though, Jo Channon, Mel Heaton, Rob Adams and Sara Davis were all taking it easy back stage, so we had chance for a lot of catch up and gossip over coffee and biscuits!

We finally left Create & Craft about 1pm and headed off home back up the A1 singing along to Christmas carols at the top of our voices!

We were going to sit and watch the repeat tonight at 11pm but it got cancelled! Obviously we'd sold out on most of the stock so there was no point in running the repeat!

All in all a good day!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Don't Forget!

The Boyz are back on the telly tomorrow morning at 11am! Tune in and watch the new launch of the new Motor Mania Collection!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Well Done Lorraine!

Kraftyhands regular, Lorraine Unwin has done us proud by raising £1166.44 for Woking Hospice.

Lorraine tirelessly works to create cards to sell, to raise money for this very worth while cause all year round and we donated some card making resources to her earlier in the year.

It just goes to show that one person can make a difference and we wish there were more people out there like Lorraine who care enough to give up their time and energy to raise money for such worth while causes like this one.

Once again, well done Lorraine! You are a true Kraftyhands Star!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Next Create & Craft Date Confirmed

We've now had our next date for Create & Craft confirmed as Wednesday December 12th @ 11am, so tune in and see what exclusive new products we have to offer just in time for Christmas!

Monday, 3 December 2012

A Crafty Touch - Darlington

Well, what a fun day we had on Saturday at a Crafty Touch in Darlington. Franki and her ladies really made us feel welcome and we had lots of laughs 'n' giggles all day. It was the first time we'd been able to make it up to Darlington and we're glad we went.
All the lovely ladies enjoyed themselves so much, they've all rebooked again for when we go back again in February (23rd!) Can't be bad eh!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Steampunk & Complete Cardmaking Magazine

We've got some exciting news for all you digital crafters out there!

If you're new to the whole Steampunk concept and don't know whether it's for you...well you'll be able to try a sample of our Steampunk Emporium CD's content absolutely FREE!

Working with Complete Cardmaking magazine we've agreed to put a sample of our card making resources on a CD as a FREEBIE in the January 2013 issue (issue 41).

Not Issue 41! Just a sample of the mag! Don't get excited or anything!
 Plus 5 Full pages of projects and ideas on what to do with your FREE stuff!

The magazine will hit the shop shelves on the 10th January 2013, so watch out for it!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Steampunk Emporium

There we go, just released onto the website is the new Steampunk Emporium CD collection. Available to pre-order with shipping starting on Monday.

The CD features stylised sci-fi images, with an emphasis on steel and metalics, cogs and gears, steam and engines, robots and ray guns. Perfect for steampunk enthusiasts and altered artists alike.

Get your distress inks and glossy accents to the ready because the Steampunk Emporium has arrived!

Check out the gallery on our website on Monday for lots of inspirational samples made by the fantastic ladies of our DT!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Ebosser Frenzy

Looks like the new Ebosser machine has proven mega popular, selling out on Create & Craft in two hours!

I've still got a limited stock of the machines as posting them has proven quite expensive!

I'll be taking 5 to the Ross Paper Craft Show at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield this Sunday, so if anyone wants one... They need to get there early as I'll be selling them on a first come, first served basis.

I'm even throwing in a Die'sire die worth £19.99 for free when you buy the Ebosser!

See you there!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Post NEC Madness

Well what a whirlwind of a 4 day show the NEC turned out to be, after a slow start it really picked up and the last two days, Saturday and Sunday were a blurr.

Thank you to all the lovely customers that dropped to our stand to say hello, we really appreciate all the feedback and kind words that you had.

We had quite a few product sell outs and you sure did like the Eazy Bows as we sold out completely!

Thank goodness we still have some left in the stock room for all the website orders that are coming through.

I know Ian and I had a great time demonstrating them to everyone.
But of course it wasn't all hard work, we did have some time to ourselves and at this point I'd like to thank Ann who brought us an extra special treat all the way from Cleethorpes.

Fancy coming all that way with a huge family sized trifle on your knee! Hope the ride wasn't too bumpy! Oh and before I forget, yes it was delicious!

We'll be back at Hobbycrafts at the NEC in the spring, so see you there!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Hobbycrafts at the NEC

Having a fab first day at the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC. And who's that moonlighting on our stand serving customers?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Busy Week Ahead

Well this week has been a busy one so far, what with the Sincerely Yours show in Taunton on Sunday just gone (I want to say a big thank you to all our customers who gave us such great feedback and kind comments on our first Create & Craft appearance) and the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC looming later in the week!

We've been working really hard to get the new CD, Steampunk Emporium ready for advance sales at the NEC. It doesn't officially launch until mid/late November! So if you want it early, come early as we have a very limited stock!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

One goes to Somerset!

I'm on my my way to the Sincerely Yours show at the Wellsprings Centre in Taunton, which opens its doors at 10am on Sunday 3rd November.

This show is normally a hive of crafting activity with lots of goodies to choose from.

I'll be taking most of the Kraftyhands bag of goodies including the new Chic Boutique collection as featured on Create & Craft earlier in the week, as well as an assortment of Crafter's Companion best selling products, including the new large format embossing folders!

So get your bums down there as they won't last for long! When they're gone, they're gone!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Kraftyhands Challenge Move

If you've popped over to see the new Kraftyhands challenge for November then we've moved it over onto its very own home. Just click here to visit the new Kraftyhands Challenge home!

Don't forget to follow the new blog! You wouldn't want to miss out!

November is going to be quite a busy month for us here at Kraftyhands Towers, we've got Hobbycrafts at the NEC in Birmingham to look forward to! On the Friday (9th) Ian & myself will be doing a demo on the Create & Craft stand to the live audience, why not pop along and support us or heckle, we can handle

November also see's the launch of our new CD collection called Steampunk Emporium.

 We know you've been waiting eagerly for this release and you won't be disappointed! We're launching it at the NEC so you won't have long to wait!

Finally, we'll be back on your telly screens at the end of the month (29th) bringing you another great double CD collection for those difficult men in your life! Yes, we're bringing you the perfect men's range as we know you can't find enough quality card making resources for those pesky men-folk!

Have a great weekend and we'll hopefully see you at the NEC!

Bye for now!

October's Challenge - Charmed

Good morning all,

Thank you to all the crafters who took part in our September challenge. 

Our lucky winner is

5. Droxie

Please email Linda for your Blinkie and Code to spend on the Kraftyhands Website.

First are those pesky rules but there aren't that many!

1. Crafters who use Kraftyhands or Crafter's Companion products will eligible to win the top prize.
2. You can use any product you wish for the challenges but you will not be eligible for the first prize but will be eligible for the top
3. You can enter as many challenges as you like including ours
4. Link only your post to the blog and not your whole blog
5. You can enter a maximum of 3 times in any of our challenges
6. You must also be a follower of our blog too.

The winner will also receive a £20 gift voucher to spend on the Kraftyhands Website as well as a blinkie.

The Top 3 will get a blinkie to display on their blog too.

Now onto this month's challenge which is Charmed, we want to see charms on your creations.

Here are the DT's creations using Kraftyhands and Crafter's Companion's Products




Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to seeing your creations for our challenge this month.  Please pop over to our design team's blogs and leave some love too.
Hugs xxxx

Email entry from Daffodil


Sunday, 30 September 2012

September's Challenge

Good morning all

Thank you to all the crafters who took part in our August challenge.

The Winner is
#6 - Lou
Can you please email Linda for your Blinkie and code to spend on Kraftyhands Website

First are those pesky rules but there aren't that many!

1. You must use a Kraftyhands or Crafter's Companion product purchased from either the Kraftyhands website or from the Kraftyhands stand at a craft show!
2. You can enter as many challenges as you like including ours
3. Link only your post to the blog and not your whole blog
4. You can enter a maximum of 3 times in any of our challenges
5. You must also be a follower of our blog too.

The winner will also receive a £20 gift voucher to spend on the Kraftyhands Website as well as a blinkie.

The Top 3 will get a blinkie to display on their blog too.

Now onto this month's challenge which is Ribbon's and Lace.

Here are the DT's creations using Kraftyhands and Crafter's Companion's Products




Linda G






We have 2 new design team members here at Kraftyhands and we would like to welcome them both to our Krafty family.



We look forward to seeing your creations and please don't forget to read those Pesky Rules.

Hugs xxx


Saturday, 29 September 2012

Happy Stampers Port Sunlight

Good Evening Kraftyhands friends and followers

Today Mike and I attended the Happy Stampers Show at Port Sunlight.  We had a fabulous day and would like to thank our crafty friends for stopping by and saying Hello. We hope you all had a wonderful day and look forward to seeing you all next year.

Below are a few photographs of our stand that we took before the show started.

Now don't forget the boys Mike and Ian will be taking workshops in the morning at Harrogate and look forward to seeing you all then.

Hugs xxxx