Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Romance Always

Hello all Julie here, hope your having a good week so far.

My Inspiration for today is using the soon to be launching on the 17th August, The Romantique Collection CD Which you can pre-order HERE , it is a stunning collection of images papers and much more.

I have made a A5 landscape card using Centura pearl card, all the elements I have used are on the CD apart from the lace which is from my stash, the heart I used a die with one of the papers.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time happy crafting.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Make it Monday - Steampunk Christmas Card

Join Mike for another "Make it Monday" card making tutorial, this week, Mike is making a Steampunk themed 6x6 Christmas Card.

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Midnight Black Card Stock: http://tinyurl.com/prfn7hf
Distress Watercolour Blends1: http://tinyurl.com/qcrc947
Encore Bronze Metallic Ink: http://tinyurl.com/pgesdhg
Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp: http://tinyurl.com/nwakpsn
Stickles-Frosted Lace: http://tinyurl.com/p7sy74p
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo: http://tinyurl.com/pf76723
Mini Ink Blending Tool: http://tinyurl.com/ocg6s83
Mini Ink Blending Foams: http://tinyurl.com/nkth9m9
Glossy Accents (Mini): http://tinyurl.com/qyp24bs
Coffee Mix Pearls: http://tinyurl.com/p7xunsg

Sunday, 26 July 2015


Hi there

Jeanette here, hope you are all enjoying the warm weather and getting a tan.
This time I am showing how to make a stepper card with items from the new Luv2Txt cd which is being launched on 18 July and is on pre-order  HERE

I printed off both sheets needed and a background paper. Made up a stepper card and attached background paper to sides and across the stepper at the front. I attached the yellow background to the middle step and attached the decoupage, sentiments and ribbon with 3d foam pads. Finished off with gold colour metal rhinestones.
Don`t forget our monthly challenge which starts on the 7th of each month HERE. July challenge is Wrap It Up (gift boxes).
You can see all my cards made for Kraftyhands and lots more at www.jeanette-jjdesigns.blogspot.co.uk.
Till the next time


Friday, 24 July 2015

Photo Frame

What do you do with all the bits and bobs left over from when you print sheets and don't use everything?
well the answer is to make a lovely gift for someone. A photo Frame.

I have used bits from the Emporium of Curiosities CD but you can use any Kraftyhands CD, that is suitable for the person you are giving the frame too.
Take out the glass and starting with a backing paper, layer your bits with ribbons, bows and flowers. Highlight some of the design with Glossy Accents and you have a wonderful gift for someone or you can keep it for yourself.

Thank you for stopping by today. Watch out for the other Design Team members work too.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

ROMANTIQUE - Preview for pre-order

Hi everyone,

It is my turn to post again today.

I have made a couple of cards as a preview for the lovely 'Romantique' themed goodies that are to be launched soon.  The CD is available for pre-order as you will see here.  My preview is to show the lovely papers and toppers that will be coming out soon too from this lovely theme.  They really are a joy to use!  I am sure you will all love these as much as I do!  Do pop over to the shop and take a look at the lovely range of papers and toppers.  And I have to say these are of the finest quality.   
Kraftyhands online shop.



This post can be seen on my Blog too.  It would be lovely if you signed up to follow me at Inkypinkydelights
As always, thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Judy x

Monday, 20 July 2015

Make it Monday - Vintage Motors Easel Card

Join Mike for another fab Make it Monday card making tutorial, this time featuring a 6x6 easel card made from our Vintage Motors Double CD Collection.

For more information on the Vintage Motors Double CD Collection simply click the image above.

Dangerous Dinosaurs Gift Bag

Hi Folks
Mags here to share a little inspiration with you.
Today I wanted to show you how easy it is to decorate a fabulous gift box just using papers and toppers from a CD.  I have used the Dangerous Dinosaurs CD which is available here.

I used a kraft coloured paper gift bag which I found in my local craft shop.  The topper from the CD was printed out quite large and matted onto some of the papers on the CD.  I decoupaged the topper for added dimension.  A simple sentiment from the CD finished the project.  Very easy to do but very effective and any young dinosaur fan would love to receive a gift in this.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

Bye for now

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Surprise Box, Cringle and Co 2 CD set


Okay today is more of a tutorial day, so heres a how to video for you on making a surprise Box from a sheet of A4 card printed using the Cringle and Co 2 CD set
Hope you enjoy it, and under neath is a line drawing version for you to download and keep for reference, just right click on the photo and save as,



Tuesday, 14 July 2015


Morning all hope you are well and having a good week.

I am here again to share some more inspiration with you and I thought I would share a card that has been made with the Luv 2 Txt CD that will be launching on 18th July, it isn't long to wait just 4 day's away.
It is a gorgeous CD and just perfect for those teens who you find it difficult to make for.

I have used two papers topper and sentiment, I also added some banners, I loved making this card the images and all the content of the CD are just perfect.

You can pre-order  it HERE for dispatch on the 18th.

Thank you for stopping by 

Monday, 13 July 2015

Make it Monday - Nick A5 Stepper Card

Join Mike for another Make it Monday card making tutorial, this time a festive A5 Stepper Card from our Cringle & Co Double CD Collection.

For more information on this fabulous festive CD collection, simply click the image above.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Butterfly Botanicals Stepper Card

Hi there
You may have seen this card in the Butterfly Botanicals Gallery HERE and wondered how I made it.
I used images from the Butterfly Botanical cd available to buy HERE. I printed off 2 images, one to use as a base and 1 to cut up and use the butterflies for decoupage. I mat and layered the base onto red mirror card.
I then printed of a background paper onto an A4 sheet of card and then turned it over to print a middle stepper template on the reverse.
I then cut the template and scored and folded to form the stepper card with the printed side at the front. I then die cut 4 Spellbinders Shapeabilities Butterfly Corner Die (S5-165) in white card and attached to the stepper card with glue. I cut out a sentiment and attached to the card covering where the die cut corners crossed over and attached 3 butterflies to cover the 3 other crossover points. To finish off you can glitter the butterflies and add rhinestones. The sentiment and extra butterflies are also on the cd.
To see all my creations please visit www.jeanette-jjdesigns.blogspot.co.uk.
There is a new cd being launched on 18 July LUV2TXT available to pre-order from http://www.kraftyhandsonline.co.uk/webshop/prod_3793270-LUV-2-TXT-CD-Collection-PreOrder.html. A great cd for making cards for the younger generation.

Till the next time




Friday, 10 July 2015

Steampunk Emporium Collection CD

Todays card is using the Steampunk CD. I love the way the steampunk is mixed with lacy papers and borders. It makes it so usable for ladies as well as men.
On this card I have used the lacy border and added large gems from my stash, over the large dots within the border. I added pearls around the sentiment which overall makes a lovely feminine card.

You can but this CD in the Kraftyhands shop HERE

Also have a look at the Gallery photo's HERE  for a few more ideas.

My blog  is
for lots of Kraftyhands inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Linda x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

4 in 1 Stepper Card Template Free Download.


Our apologies for the delay in getting this template up and available for download, we've had some techology issues, but these are now resolved. To download the PDF template simply click the image above.

Have fun!
The Ktaftyhands Team


Hi everyone,

It is my turn to post again today.

I am sharing another card I made a little while ago.  You might remember last year we had a lovely Challenge called Tagalistic?  Well, this is my tag now made into a card.

This time I have used the lovely 'Retro Roses papers' and 'Femme Fatale' toppers from  Kraftyhands online shop.

The dies are cheery Lynn,  the embellishments came from Live and Love Crafts and everything else came from my stash.

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

Judy x

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

July Blog Challenge - Wrap It Up

Cor blimey we're at July already, half way through the year and what a year it's been so far! We've had some scorching weather and some fantastic storms too in parts of the UK! So let's hope the rest of summer will be as warm as the past few weeks!

As it's the start of a new month, we're having another challenge, but before we get into that, let's look at the winners of last months challenge which was all about celebrating Dads.

So the winners are (chosen at random) are:

Winner: No16: Jose

Top 3 Runners Up:

No5: Katie K
No10: Steph

No2: La-Vie B

 Congrats & don't forget to grab your winner's badges!

So on to July's challenge and this month we're wrapping up...not against the cold, but using our stash to create pretty parcels and packages! So without further waffle from me, let's take a look at what our fab DT have created for you as inspiration for this month's challenge.

Butterfly Botanicals CD Collection
Handbag Gift Bag

JUDY - 'Emporium of Curiosities' 12 inch Papers

Daniele.......Romantique CD Collection (Sneak Peek)
Boxed card

Lou using Fido & Friends CD Collection

Using paper 12"x12"Retro Roses Paper Stack
Kraftyhand's Bunny toppers and ribbon
A simple Popcorn style gift box 
using Dangerous Dinosaurs CD Collection

using The Romantique Collection (Sneak Peek)

Vintage Chic Boutique CD Collection

New Romantique CD Collection mini bag (Sneak Peek)

That's a lot of inspiration, so now it's over to you. To enter your project into this month's challenge, simply click the linky below!

Monday, 6 July 2015

Make it Monday - Romantique Sneak Peek!

Join me for another sneak peek! This time at a new CD collection called Romantique which has card making kits and resources for weddings, anniversaries and engagements. We're sure this CD Collection will be very popular especially as it has all the vintage, shabby chic elements we know you love! The Romantique CD Collection will be available to pre-order from 6th July.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Teacup Zoo

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well.  Mags here to share a little inspiration with you.

Today I have used the Teacup Zoo CD to create a little shaped tent style card.  I already had the card blank so it was a simple case of printing out the image and papers I wanted to use.  This CD is gorgeous and the images are really cute.

I matted the image onto a doily die shape that I cut out of purple cardstock.  For embellishments I used a bitty blossom die from Spellbinders for the rolled flowers and punched a butterfly out of patterned paper and card.  A ribbon bow and some card candi and pearls finished the card.

Thanks for popping by today and would love to know what you think.  

Bye for now