Saturday, 19 December 2015

Make it: Vintage Christmas A5 Card

So this is the last Make it Video for the year. After this festive offering we'll be taking a break until January. Our next scheduled video will be on the 9th January where Mike will be showcasing a new card set from a brand new Create It Magazine. This will be Issue 6!

So on with the last video of the year!! To finish off the year Mike is making a card from the last issue of Create it (Issue 5), one of the favourite Vintage style cards on the DVD. Simply click the image below to watch.
For more information on the Create It Magazines click below! 
Issue 5 is now on special offer until the end of December for just £7.50 that's half price! 
Grab yours NOW!
See you all in the new Year!

Monday, 14 December 2015

Bygone Transport CD Colection Launch. 
The new Bygone Transport CD Collection from Kraftyhands is now officially launched. 
To watch the launch show simply click the image above!

To view the video walk through of the CDs contents click the image below.
 To view the sample gallery of all the cards made by our fabulous DT using this CD simply click the gallery image in the menu bar above!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Another Sneak Peek of Bygone Transport CD

Hi there
Jeanette here again. This time I am showing a sneak peek of the Bygone Transport cd due to be launched on 14 December on the Kraftyhands website, and available to pre-order HERE. The cd comes with 10 sheets of beautiful embossed gold paper which match perfectly to the images on the cd.

Bygone Transport Craft CD (Collectors Series)
Here is one of my cards made with this cd.

I printed off both pages and cut out all elements. Made up an easel card in kraft card and attached the background to a piece of kraft card which was then attached to the easel card in a wonky style. Printed off the small map background from the cd and attached to kraft card and attached to the wonky background with 3d foam. Attached 2 layers of background to kraft card and a topper and attached to backgrounds with 3d foam. Made up the base with background, a tag topper and finished off with embellishments which were glazed with Glossy Accents.

To see more of my cards made with this cd have a look at my blog

Till the next time, hope you all have a lovely Christmas and all the very best for the New Year.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Make it - Bygone Transport Sneak Peek! 
We're having a sneak peek at the new Bygone Transport CD collection which is being launched next week. I'm using one of the card making sets on the CD to create an 8x8 birthday card. To watch the video tutorial simply click the image above. 

For more information about the Bygone Transport CD click the image below. Plus why not have a look at our gallery of samples made from this CD by our lovely DT!

Monday, 7 December 2015

December Challenge - One Die Christmas Card!

It's challenge time again, but before we go on to see what our ever diminishing DT have to offer, lets pick our winners and top three from last month's challenge which had a theme of the Need for Speed a nice one for the boys!

So our winner is

Runners Up

Grab your blinkies and congrats to you all!

Now onto our Dt's cards, this month we're going solo, a card made using one die only!!

Debs Using Santa's Little Helpers

Andree using
12 Days of Christmas CD Collection

using Create It Magazine Issue 5 Christmas

Using Frosty Friends Topper Die cut image 
Paper pieced it for this card .
Paper from Kraftyhands , Christmas Candy Shop Sheets 
Sentiment from SU, Sassy Salutations .
Die-namics, MFT.
Card from SU.

Laura using  Create It Issue 3 Christmas

Now it's over to you, to enter simply click the linky below!

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Make It - Team Santa Simple but Elegant Bauble Card

We're gearing up for Christmas now that we've entered the countdown to the big day and what better way to get you in the mood than to create a simple but elegant Christmas card. If you'd like to see the card being made from start to finish, simply click the image above.

I've created this card using just two types of card, a Team Santa topper (see below) and a punch. Quick and easy yet simple and elegant!

For more information on the Team Santa toppers, simply click the image above.

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Make it - Mixed Media Thank You Cards

A6 water colour style "Thank You" cards. 

To watch the tutorial on how to achieve this beautiful water colour style background please click the image below.

Today we're doing something a little bit different and making some A6 "Thank You" cards using Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels. These cards are a nice colourful artsy style and are also very quick and easy to create. Perfect to make and keep on hand for whenever you need to send a thank you or a quick note of appreciation to someone.

The Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels are available in sets of 10,15 and 30.
For more information on the Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels, click the image above.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Floral Fantasia

Hi there
My turn this time to give you some inspiration.
This card was made using The Floral Fantasia CD available to buy HERE.
 I printed off and cut out all elements needed. I die cut two of the Broderie Chantilly die from Tattered Lace and attached one to the base of the card and one to the decoupaged base layer. I made up an 8"x8" easel card in olive green card, attached the layer of small flowers to the base using 3D foam pads so this became the stopper for the easel. Decoupaged all the layers of the flowers and attached to the easel . Finished of with a Happy Anniversary sentiment and pink rhinestones and glittered the flowers.
To see more of my cards I have made from Kraftyhands cd and all other cards I have made please go to
To see more cards made with this cd please click on this link HERE.
Till the next time.

Sunday, 22 November 2015


Hi everyone.

It is my turn to post again today here on Kraftyhands Blog .

I am sure you will recognise these lovely papers ( Watercolour Blends Set 1) from  I just love these papers, and particularly the blue and turquoise blends (or maybe you had noticed! lol

Here we have a double easel card I have made using the lovely Dutch Doobadoo star template.  The edges are tinged with the Dutch Doobadoo Structure Paste.  The image is from Magic Moonlight and the embellishments from  Live and Love Crafts.

Take a look at  Kraftyhands online shop and I bet you will find lots of different combinations using this layout with their lovely products.

As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Make it - Gerry & George Stepper Card 
It's Make it time again. We're getting festive with a look at the cute Gerry & George stepper card from our Cringle & Co CD Collection. Mike shows you how to create the stepper card base without any measuring, then constructs the card using the card making sheets from the CD. To watch the video tutorial, simply click the image above.

A real cute and fun card to give to friends or loved ones at Christmas!

For more information on the Cringle & Co CD Collection click the image below!

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Make It - Have a Hoot Birthday Card

Join Mike for a fun look at our What a Hoot CD as he creates a fun quick colourful pyramid topper style birthday card from one of the card sets and a couple of sheets of kraft card! 

To watch the video simply click the image above.

For more information on the What a Hoot CD click the image below.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Pirate Island

Hi there
This time I have used a decoupage set from the Pirate Island cd, this is great for kids birthdays and as it is a double cd on the 2nd cd it has all that you need for the kids parties e.g party invitations, bags etc.
I printed of all elements needed and cut them out. I folded an A4 sheet to make a A5 card and attached the base layer, I then used 3d foam pads to decoupage all the rest of the layers. I cut out the 3 sentiments and attached with 3d foam pads, to finish of I put glossy accents on the rope ends and the eyes of the captain and pirates.
This cd can be bought HERE.
Till the next time.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Make It - All Our Love - Wedding Card

Join Mike for a look at one of the card making sets on the Vintage Treasures CD Collection. Mike makes a 6x6 card suitable for weddings, anniversaries or engagements.

For more information on the Vintage Treasures CD or Vellum simply click the links below.
Vellum Deluxe
 Vintage Treasures CD


Hi everyone.

It is my turn to post again today on Kraftyhands Blog at

Well, I  had such fun using the goodies I was sent from the Totally Tiffany CD, together with some gorgeous printed vellum from

I found embossing the vellum worked a treat too.

Here are a few more of the things I made.  

Using two different patterned Vellum papers
Attached with stitching
Co-ordinating vellum corners

Shaped Greeting card
Pyramid Decoupage layered with cheesecloth
and beaded
Selected parts glittered
TIP  to cut the circles I used my circle dies and then trimmed slightly where applicable

Take a look at  Kraftyhands online shop and I bet you will find lots of different combinations using this layout with their lovely products.


As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Saturday, 7 November 2015

November Challenge - Need for Speed

It's challenge time again but before we go on to the challenge for November, lets see our winners from last month chosen at randon from a wooly bobble hat.

The Winner:
5. Katie Tate

Runners Up:
1. Blankina
8. José

Congrats and please grab your blinkie from above!

So on to our challenge for November which is all about the need for speed, so it's a man's card challenge this month. Here's what our DT have you this month.

Using Motor Mania CD Collection
Using  Vintage Transport Post Card Stack Vintage Transport Paper Stack, Left over sentiment tag from another Kraftyhands project as a stopper 'today is the day ' tag from my stash.
using the frame template from Motor Mania cd and James Dean Topper from
 Legends of Hollywood CD
using Equestrian Events CD
 using Motor Mania CD

Remember it's just for fun and the challenge finishes at midnight on the 30th November.
Now it's over to you - to enter simply click the linky below - Good Luck