Thursday, 7 May 2015

Lace and Pearls Challenge

Well it's a pretty challenge for you starting today on the Kraftyhands Blog. First of all congratulations to the winner and top 3 from the April Challenge and thank you to everyone who joined in just for the fun of it. May already, can you believe it?
The design team are doing some great projects for the blog with lots of lovely ideas and interesting tips and techniques so even if you don't want to join in with the challenge it is certainly worth a visit.
My card for Lace and Pearls is made using a Spellbinders die. This die makes a lovely frame which I think would be nice with photographs but here I have used a topper from the Kew Floral Postcard set available from the  Kraftyhands website. I have simply matted and layered this onto lilac and white card with a little lace added to the top layer and pearls added at the corners. A flower completes the card which is very effective and quite inexpensive to make.
I hope you will visit the Kraftyhands Blog and it would be nice to see your creations in the challenge.
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Sylvia x

Sunday, 3 May 2015

For a friend.

Well how the time flies, but better than last time, it is only one month since I posted.
Thought I would show you the card I made yesterday. It is good to be getting back to my crafting. I have used a Spellbinders die which I treated myself to. I have matted and layered using white and pink card and also gold mirror card for the base mat to match the frame of the topper. The flowers are a mixture from my stash. The image is from Hunkydory. The card is 8x8.
 Thank you for visiting today.
Sylvia x

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

April Challenge at Kraftyhands

Wow! it's been 3 months since I posted anything on my blog. I am not a big blogger by any means but that is ridiculous. The trouble is I haven't made any cards so I didn't have anything to blog. I will have to make a better effort from now on.
Anyway today sees the start of the April Challenge over at the Kraftyhands Blog. I hope you can pop over and have a look at the gorgeous cards made by the Design Team and maybe you will join in with the challenge which is just for fun.
The theme for April is Nature's Work, so anything floral,birds,animals etc. your interpretation. You don't have to use Kraftyhands goodies but if you have some it would be nice. We look forward to seeing what you make.
Here is my Design Team card.

I have used one of the card making sets from the Spring Time Garden CD. The dotty and gingham papers are also from the CD. The topper is decoupaged and mounted onto a paper doily and a few flowers added.
Thank you for visiting today.
Sylvia x

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Kraftyhands-Winter Blues

Hi and welcome to my first blog post of 2015.
Happy New Year to you all, I hope it is going to be a good one for you.
Well it is time for the first Challenge of the year on the Kraftyhands Blog. The blog has a new look for a new year so why not pop over and have a look and maybe enter the challenge which is titled Winter Blues.So anything in shades of blue can be entered. We would love you to join in, just for fun.
My teamies have all made some lovely cards to give you a little inspiration.
I have made an easel card using a topper and papers from the Kew Floral Collection CD from Kraftyhands.The colours on this CD are stunning.
You can see more samples from this and all the CDs by visiting 'Our Gallery'
I have added some gingham ribbon and pearls from my stash.
Thank you for visiting today.
Sylvia x

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas- No squares allowed.

Well it's time for the last challenge of 2014 over on the Kraftyhands Blog. This time we would like to see your Christmas makes but nothing square. Let's see some interesting shaped projects. By the way, the Blog has a new snazzy look and the challenge will be added to it starting in January instead of being separate. Just have a peep at the simple rules and then show us your creations.
Don't forget there is also 30% off everything on the Kraftyhands website until the 19th of December, just enter XMAS2014 at the checkout.
I have made a decoration for the tree using a topper from the Create-It Christmas Magazine. It is sandwiched between two of the Marianne hearts and has a greeting on the reverse.It was difficult to photograph and looks much better now it is on the tree which my grandchildren have decorated this weekend. Things are not too great for us at the moment but I hope they are better with you and I would like to thank you all for visiting my blog over the last year and wish you all a very
Happy Christmas and see you in 2015.
Sylvia x

Friday, 7 November 2014

Christmas Cheer

Today sees the start of the November Challenge on the Kraftyhands Blog. The theme is Christmas Cheer and I am sure unlike me you have all made lots of cards ready for the festive season.So come on let us  enjoy your beautiful makes.
I have made my card from the S for Santa and the Verses for Christmas CD's available from the Kraftyhands website.The 6x6 card making set is printed from the cd, cut out and mounted onto a purple 7x7 card base. I have added purple glitter to some of the edges and crystal glitter to the top decoupaged layer of Santa.This looks much better in the flesh, glitter and shiny card is always hard to photograph.
Don't forget you can also see Kraftyhands on the British Craft Network. Mike and Ian will be on today at 4pm with their new CD, Emporium of Curiosities and of course you can see them in person by visiting stand G40, if you are going to the NEC today, Saturday or Sunday,

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Tag-tastic Challenge

Good morning everyone. Today sees the start of a new challenge on the Kraftyhands Blog. This month we would love to see your take on 'Tag-tastic', so decorate a tag to your hearts content and then add it to the challenge for all to see. If  you need any ideas or inspiration pop over to the blog and have a look at the fabulous creations from the design team. See you there soon!
Here is my tag. I have used the Cute Puppies and Kittens CD available from the Kraftyhands website.