Saturday, 31 October 2015

Make It - Owl Christmas Card - Create It Issue 5

Join Mike for another Make It video. This time Mike is looking at one of the projects from the Create It Issue 5 Christmas Edition for 2015. 
To play the video simply click the image above and for further information on the Create It magazine and all of the 10 fabulous projects contained inside, simply click the image below.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Picture Frame

Hi there
This time I made a photo frame using the frame from Motor Mania cd and a topper of James Dean from the Legends of Hollywood cd both available to buy from HERE and HERE.

I printed off the picture frame and extra motorbike for decoupage. I cut out the centre and measured for the size of topper needed to fit the hole.
I opened Serif Craft Artist Pro and transferred the topper of James Dean, resized to the measurements needed and printed off.
I edged the inside of the frame where the topper would sit with black promarker and attached the topper with doublesided tape to the back of the frame.
I then cut out the stand and attached to the back of the frame so that it can stand. Cut out the extra motorbike and decoupaged with 3d foam pads.
Hope you find this useful.
Till the next time

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Make It - Winter Ivy Birthday Card

Join Mike for another Make it tutorial. This time he's making a beautiful Winter Ivy birthday card from our fantastic Craft Nouveau CD Collection. Simply click the image above to view the video tutorial or for more information about the CD Collection, simply click the image below.

Thursday, 22 October 2015


Hi everyone.

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

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 couple of the things I made.  I will follow in November with a couple more:

Using patterned pink vellum which has been embossed
and glittered slightly.  The vellum is attached with stitching

I just loved making this gift bag!

Next I attempted a photo frame card:

The insert slides out to the right on this one so a photo could be inserted
Two different green patterned vellum,  both embossed.
~The vellum is attached with stitching

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, 17 October 2015

Make It: Swallow Tail 6x6 Birthday Card
This week I'm looking back at our Butterfly Botanicals CD Collection with this beautiful 3D textured Swallow Tail 6x6 birthday card project. Click the image above and sit back and watch as I create this stunning card from start to finish. Don't forget your cuppa!

For more information on this craft CD collection click the image below.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Totally Tiffany Papers and Tonic Studios Forever Memories Verona Storage Unit.

Hi there
Thought I would have a go at creating something different for a change. I bought the Verona Storage last year and it has been sitting in its box since.
So I followed all construction instructions and then painted it with brown acrylic paint. When that dried I rubbed over the edges with gold gilding wax.
I printed off background paper from the Totally Tiffany cd due to be launched at the start of October, pre-order your copy HERE and covered the chipboard which came with the storage, and inked edges with Tim Holtz walnut stain Distressed Ink Pad, then I attached the chipboard to the unit. I assembled the drawers and covered those with the Totally Tiffany background papers and inked those with the same ink pad, brown acrylic paint and gold gilding wax.
A made holes with a Crop-a-dile to attach the drawer handles which I bought separate from a Tonic supplier. With the drawers already having finger holes, these handles don't really need to be attached but I think it finishes off the design.
I then made up a bouquet of skeleton leaves, hat pins, and flowers in 2 different sizes and attached with Pinflair to the top.
Hope you enjoyed my inspiration for today, see you again soon.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Totally Tiffany CD Launch

We're thrilled to announce that we'll be simultaneously launching our new Totally Tiffany CD Collection on the British Craft Network, our YouTube channel and on the Kraftyhands website at 1pm on Saturday 10th. Our Totally Tiffany programme will then be available for you to catch up and watch at anytime on our website and YouTube channel for evermore!

See the links to each channel below:

Thursday, 8 October 2015

SEEDS OF LOVE/Distress Watercolour Blends 1

Hi everyone.

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

You will notice I have used these lovely papers from
called Distress Watercolour Blends 1 again. (There are a choice of packs, this is the one I chose).  As I said before I just love these, lovely colours, so tasteful and as always with Kraftyhands' papers they are of the finest quality.  A real joy to work with.  

This time I reached for the lovely Seeds of Love postcard toppers.  As always I have added a selection of embellishments from my stash.

Take a look at  Kraftyhands online shop and I know you will find lots of lovely products to drool over.

This posting can be seen on my Blog too at
Feel free to  pop over and say hello.

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

Judy x

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

October Challenge - Cute & Cuddly

It's Challenge time again and I guess we've had a lot of people away of their breaks, so not a massive turn out of participants for September's challenge.

By default, 1. Donna Mundinger wins the top spot! Congrats Donna, don't forget to grab your winners badge!
So onto our Challenge for October. This month we're celebrating all that is cute and cuddley, so anything that makes you go warm and fuzzy inside! Our DT have gone for their favourite CDs and who can blame them! They're soo cute.
Using Cute Puppies & Kittens CD

Polka dot Papers
Christmas Puppies & Kittens

Using Bouncing Babies CD

Andree using

Debs using
Teacup Zoo CD

using Cute Kittens/Cute Puppies Double CD

So now it's your turn, to enter simply click the linky below to add your entry to this month's challenge. Don't forget the challenge ends at midnight on the 31st October.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Vintage Christmas Card Making Workshop

Booking is now open for our Vintage Christmas Card Making Workshop on Wednesday 14th October from 6pm to 9pm. Featuring the Christmas Mega set as featured in Papercraft Essentials Issue 125.

Join Mike & Ian at the Arts & Crafts Emporium in Leeds for a card making workshop of crafting, gossip and giggles.
  • £12 per person
  • Evening seasonal card making workshop
  • Free Vintage Christmas mega Set included
  • 3 Card Making Projects to take home
  • Tea, Coffee, juice & Bun Inc
  • Special shop discounts for class participants
Click below to book now with a £5 non refundable deposit, pay the balance on the evening.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Totally Tiffany Samples Gallery

We've updated our sample gallery with the fantastic creations from our wonderfully talented DT. Why not pop on over and take a look at the beautiful projects that our ladies have created for you.

Simply click the image above to view. 

The CD Collection launches on 10th October but is available to pre-order today!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Make It - Wee Frankie Trick or Treat Halloween Card
As Halloween fast approaches, we're sure you're going to love this cute collection of Halloween characters. Join Mike & Ian as they make a quick and easy trick or treat card for those little wee horrors in your life. To watch the tutorial simply click the image above.

For more information about the Wee Horror Toppers & Spooky Card Stack click the images below.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Cottage Garden Journal Jar

I thought I might share my Journal Jar with you. This one was made to journal about your garden, but jars can be made for lots of  different subjects. If given as a gift to a non-scrap-booker it is easy for them to just drop items in it so they have the joy of the memories without being crafty.

For this jar I used some papers from the Cottage Garden Scrapbook Set by Kraftyhands at £4.99. I only used a tiny part of the collection, so you should have lots left for cards, scrapbook pages or more jars.

You Will Need
  • Garden Cottage Scrapbook Set
  • Large glass jar I used a coffee jar (Douwe and Edberts)
  • Garden string
  • Hessian or Jute
  • Distress ink
  • Seeds for jar lid
I choose the jar because you are able to put things inside the lid. On this occasion I put in dried seeds, but you could add any small items, buttons, dried flowers etc.

To help the recipient of the jar I printed some ideas on the tag to get them started with their journalling. 
Probably too late to use now Autumn is here, but I think it would make a super and thoughtful Christmas gift for a keen gardener with maybe a packet of seeds inside.

Crafty Wishes
Laura XXX