Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Free Download - Bumble Bee Card Making Kit

As a special thank you to all our customers for supporting us and the British Craft Network, we'd like to offer this FREE download of our Bumble Bee card making set. 

The set is from our Spring Time Garden CD collection.

Please be aware this is a high resolution Adobe pdf file which may take a little time to download.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Free Stepper Template Download

If you've managed to catch our Children's Hour show on the BCN this weekend and are looking for the FREE printable 6x6 Stepper Template then you'll find the link below!
Have Fun!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Emporium of Curiosities CD Collection

Check out our video walk through of the contents of the new Emporium of Curiosities CD.

Don't forget you can also see over 50 samples made from this new CD on our website today!

Friday, 29 August 2014

CREATE IT - Christmas Edition 2014

Our first seasonal edition of the CREATE IT project Magazine. Packed full of festive projects, hits and top tips and of course includes a resource DVD with all the printable files to create the projects included in the magazine.

As with edition 2, the DVD also contains video tutorials on how to put the 10 card projects together.

Craft along with Mike in the comfort of your own craft room at your pace! Starts shipping from 5th September 2014.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

NEC Blues...

Good morning/afternoon Facebookers! We're back after a lovely break away for the bank holiday weekend. Had a fantastic few days on the north Yorkshire coast at Whitby.

The weather was warm and sunny and just perfect! Back to work this morning with a bump, to find out that ICHF the organisers of Hobbycrafts at the NEC have us by the legal short and curlies and wont allow us to cancel our stand for November. Or if we do, we still have to pay! So it looks as though we have no choice but to go and try and cover costs as much as possible! we guess we'd better start looking at some in-expensive hotels to stay in. 

Oh well, looks like it's beans on toast for tea!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

We're joining the British Craft Network!

Ok, so we couldn't resist the chance to participate in the new British Craft Network's new internet based TV channel. It launches on the 1st October and we'll hopefully be regular contributors to the channel with lots of demonstrations and indepth looks at our products.

Save the date and be sure to drop on by when it launches on the 1st October.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Men's Collage Rub Ons

A fantastic easy to use rub on set, complete with rubbing stick. The collection contains perfect images for men's card making projects, scrap book pages or mixed media canvases, but would also be perfect for art journals too!

For the sample above I've used the rub ons and the Pensive Tickets and a sheet from our Man About Town 6x6 paperstack! Grab these while you can as they're limited stock!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Verses for Christmas CD-Rom

A new (last minute) addition to our Christmas CD range. Verses for Christmas is a cool tool for your yule! (did I just write that?) Check it out by clicking the link below!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Kraftyhands "Summer Holiday" Blog Challenge

Good morning internet peeps, just a quickie to let you know that the Kraftyhands Blog Challenge starts today over on our Challenge blog. 

The theme this month is "Summer Holidays". Why not pop on over and have a look at what our fabulous DT have created and why not have a go yourself! It's just for fun, so YOU can showcase YOUR crafty talents with a "Summer Holiday" themed card or project! 

Have Fun!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Steampunk Birthday

This is a 6x6 card made from the Steam Punk Emporium die cut topper set from Kraftyhands. I've created the backing panels using two embossing folders, the cogs from Darice and the burlap folder from Tim Holtz. Both use Core'dinations papers, sanded to give it them a distressed look. I've also added some Vintage Photo distress ink to age it a little. 
The cogs are a Tim Holtz Sizzix die cut from blue and gold mirri board and then sanded to distress them too. I spritzed the card with Pool & Caramel Adirondack alcohol ink for a splatter effect and then added Ranger Glossy Accents to finish. The clock brad is from Stampin' Up!

Amethyst (Love & Hope)

This 6x6 card is made from a fantastic set of toppers called "Love & Hope" the set contains 6 circle medalion style toppers and 6 female characters with precious stone names. This one is called "Amethyst". Click here for details!
I've used a couple of dies to add texture and a little dimension, but to be honest it didn't really need that much. This is a case of less is more!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Sincerely Yours - Portsmouth


We had a fabulous day yesterday at the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show at he Mountbatten Leisure Centre in Portsmouth. It was a fun filled very busy day and we met some really nice people. Feedback on the show was really encouraging and we're so glad the organisers of the show have decided to make it a bi-annual event, the next show planned for 8th February 2015!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

CREATE IT - Issue 2

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Great British Craft Festival - Bolton Arena

If you're looking for something to do this weekend and you're in the Manchester area, why not pop along and see us at the Great British Craft Festival at the USN Bolton Arena (SATNAV BL6 6LB).

It's going to be a busy show with many of your favourite crafting companies exhibiting, there will be many familiar TV faces and it looks like it's going to be a MEGA show! Perfect if the weather isn't as nice as it should be! If you've coming, pop along and see us on Stand 21 to say hello and get your piccy taken with the boys!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Sincerely Yours - Edinburgh

What a busy weekend we've had, digging in the garden, building a raised herb garden and doing a Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show at Newark! I'm ready for a day off again!

Work has started on packing for our next trip out this weekend, this time we're heading north of the border to Edinburgh for the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show at the Royal Highland Centre. 

This is one of our favourite shows of the year and we're really looking forward to meeting up with some of our Scottish crafty pals! If any of you have any specific requests you'd like us to bring, please leave a comment below and we'll try our best to bring it up! 

See you all on Sunday!

Details Below:

Friday, 9 May 2014

Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show - Biggin Hill
Yay it's Friday once again and the weekend is looming, we're off down to Biggin Hill this weekend for the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show at the Darwin Sports Centre (TN16 3AU) on Sunday 11th.

We're packing all our latest goodies including the new "What a Hoot" CD, Paperpacks and postcard toppers. We're even bringing along our new 12x12 paperpacks too! So if you're out and about why not pop in, do a spot of crafty shopping and come and say "Hello!"

For more info about the show and opening times, just click the logo above.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

We're getting ready to upload lots more craft demos and craft tutorials as we approach the launch of Issue two of our CREATE IT magazine!

Don't miss out on updates in your email when we add new videos! All you have to do is click the link below to subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Simples!

Monday, 28 April 2014

A Little Bit Naughy

These fantastic naughty toppers are just the kind of thing to raise a smile on anyone's face! A little bit naughty and a little bit saucy, but still fun at the same time! 12 designs printed on 250gsm cardstock measuring approx 10cm x 14cm. They make the perfect card topper or addition to any scrap book project! Just £2.99 + p&p

A Busy Week Ahead

Well what a weekend we've had! A fab day at JGD Crafts in Sutton in Ashfield, such a pleasure to be there and we're really looking forward to going back for a Christmas extravaganza..oh yes, I've mentioned the "C" word! Many thanks to Janet and the girls for making us feel so welcome!

Did any of you have problems with FB over the weekend? We did, it's decided to post the same thing 5 times on some's not often you end up spamming yourself! Lol Hopefully it's behaving itself now!
So a busy week ahead, getting ready for the launch of the "What a Hoot" CD if you haven't pre-ordered yours yet..why not? You know you need it!

To pre-order yours today, simply click the link below!

Remember although the Royal Mail have increased their postal charges, we haven't!

Hope you all have a good day!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

What a Hoot CD Collection - Available to Pre-Order Now!

 Launching on 5th May, available to pre-order now from the Kraftyhands website.

Full of fun funky primary colours for every occasion and everyone, both male & female of any age!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

March Madness

The start of another busy week, getting ready for the Sincerely Yours Papercraft Show at the Breckland Leisure Centre in Thetford this Sunday. Always a fun show and we're really looking forward to being back.

But while we're busy packing..we're having a quick SALE!

Until the end of March we're offering 20% off all orders! Simply use the code "MAD20" at checkout!

So it's time to nip on over to our website at and stock up your stash!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

On the road again!

No sooner do we unpack the van then we're packing it again in readiness for the fantastic 4 day Hobbycrafts show at the NEC nr Birmingham.

Just in case you were wondering what stand we're on at the NEC from Thursday-Sunday, we're on E11.

So make sure you put us on your stop and visit list! We'll have all our latest CDs, paperpacks, toppers, kits and of course the new CREATE IT Magazine! and of course Mike & Ian will be there for you to poke fun at! So come along and say hello!

See you all there!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Easter Bunny Scalloped Card

Join Mike as he shows you how to create a cute bunny card for Easter and how to create your own scalloped tent fold card!

The dies used are the Spellbinder Grand Nestabilities LF-124

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Fresh off the press!


Brand new, just all new set of die cut circle and rounded square toppers, approx 85mm x 85mm. Why not pop on over to the Kraftyhands website and check them out! All printed in full colour on 250gsm cardstock!

Friday, 28 February 2014


Just added to the website are the fantastic Vintage Transport die cut book boxes available to buy for the first time direct through the Kraftyhands website.

Out n About in March

The Boys are out and about again this weekend, this time Ian will be at Craft-e-Liza in Mansfield, doing two sessions throughout the day, one starting at 9ish and the other about 12ish. 

Ian will be doing three projects in each session.

There are still some places left on the morning session, so If you're not doing anything and would like to have a morning of crafting, laughs and gossip! Then please call Meryl or Alan on 01623 422689 to book your seat.
Craft-e-Liza is on Newgate Lane, Mansfield. NG18 2LF

Friday, 21 February 2014

CREATE IT - ISSUE 1 (Pre-Order)

We're proud to announce the release of Kraftyhands first CD project magazine.

The magazine will go on sale on the 17th March, but can be pre-ordered now at a reduced cost of £12.99, the normal price will be £14.99.
10 card projects, step by step photo instructions, hints & top tips.
Included is an interactive CD-Rom with all printable files from the magazine with internet links to specially created YouTube video tutorials with Mike & Ian, so you can create each project along with Mike & Ian at the same time from the comfort of your own craft room!

Limited Edition run of 200 only. When stocks run out we will not be reprinting. Get your order in quick before someone else gets their Kraftyhands on your copy!

Click the magazine image above to visit our website and order your copy today!

Teacup Zoo CD Collection video walkthrough

Here's a video walkthrough of the new Teacup Zoo CD Collection which is available to pre-order now on our website. Click here to visit for more information.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

New Website Stock for 2014...

Good Morning Interwebbers,

After visiting the Craft Trade Show (Stitches) at the NEC this weekend and seeing so many new lovely craft items for sale from the many distributors, we're having a real hard time deciding which new products to buy to stock on our website. So, we've decided to ask you lovely people what products you'd like to see on our website. Whether it's stamps, inks, stencils, masks, shimmer mists, dies or anything else you'd like us to look at.

So, make a brew, have a think and let us know in the comments below what products and brands (i.e Tim Holtz, Sizzix, Memory Box etc) you'd like to see us stock.

We know that it's you guys that make our website work, so if we can stock the items you want to buy, then it's a win, win situation for us all!

Thank you in advance for all your suggestions!
The Boys & Team at KH HQ
Have A Great Day!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Oh sweet Valentine...

...will you be mine!

Here's a couple of St Valentine's Day cards created using Kraftyhands products! in the spirit of the day!