Thursday, 12 December 2013


Today I have an engagement card to share with you. I have layered white card which has been embossed with a Die-sire leafy embossing folder onto silver mirror card. The two hearts are from a Hunky Dory kit and the Champagne glasses are a Marriane die. The hearts have been glittered around the edges. I have added an EK Success border at the bottom with some silver edged ribbon. The Congratulations and the Cupid are cake decorations. Nearly forgot the corners they are a Joy die.This really is a mix-n-match card. Hope you like it.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

December Challenge

Hi Everyone
Well today sees the start of the last challenge of the year at Kraftyhands. The topic for this one is 'Anything Goes'. So come on give it a go for the last one in 2013. Here is my card and you can see lots of things on the Kraftyhands Challenge blog  made by the other members of the design team if you need some inspiration.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Golden Wedding

                                                                      Golden Wedding.

This 8x8 card  has a layer of gold mirror card to which I have added a piece of white card embossed with a Crafts Too A4 folder. I have added adhesive pearls to this. The photo is matted onto a Spellbinders frame which I have also matted onto gold mirror card. The corners are a Joy die. I have decorated with paper roses golden bells and leaves.

The inside

The Box

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Roses and Lace

Always a good combination, roses and lace. The gold lace effect on the topper and sentiment from the Hunkydory Timeless Elegance set is beautiful and the photo really doesn't do it justice. I have matted the backing card onto gold mirror card and added a gold border made with an EK Success punch and some ribbon. The topper and sentiment are on foam pads to give some dimension and I have added a triple bow tied on  the bowshaper.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

New CD Launch

Well the new CD from Kraftyhands will launch on Monday November 25th. It was delayed because of a shuffle round at Create & Craft but I can assure you it is worth waiting for. Vintage Transport contains 10 sets of images in card making sets, book boxes, toppers, money/gift wallets, and backing papers.All you need to make those cards for the men in your life. Visit the Kraftyhands website for a look at the Gallery or watch a walkthrough video on the blog.
Here are my samples made using the CD.These are from the steamboats section but there are also trains, tractors, motorbikes and more included.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Vintage Transport CD

Due to a change at Create & Craft the new Kraftyhands CD ,Vintage Transport, will now launch on November 25th. Mike and Ian will still be on tv on the 19th November with some old favourites. One of these will be the In Sympathy CD. There are some lovely images and sentiments on this one for those cards which we all have to send from time to time. Here is one of my samples.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Vintage Transport CD

Here is a little peep at the new CD from Kraftyhands
It will be launching on Create & Craft on November 19th at 11am. Another CD to help you with the cards for the men in your life.Tractors,trains,boats,planes and more on cardmaking sets,toppers,backing papers and all that you expect from Kraftyhands CD's.
Pop back soon to see samples I will be sharing with you.
Kraftyhands will be at the NEC  7th - 10th November. on Stand G45
Pop by and say 'Hi' to Mike and Ian.
Sylvia x

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Kraftyhands November Challenge

Good morning everyone.Well it's time for another Challenge over on the Kraftyhands Blog. This month it is traditional Christmas colours, red,green and gold.This time the challenge is 'just for fun' so hope you will join in and show us your creations. Here is the card I have created and there are lots of others made by the Design Team over on the blog to inspire you. I have printed a pyramid topper sheet from the Holly and Snowflake CD.On an A5 base card I have matted and layered gold mirror card and red card which I have embossed with a snowflake folder.To the red card I added some Christmas ribbon.I matted my topper onto gold mirror card and die cut some gold snowflakes and added some red Dew Drops to them.Hope you like my card.
Sylvia x

Friday, 1 November 2013

Anniversary and New Home

Here is the card I made for my Son and Daughter-in-Laws wedding anniversary and also a new home one as they have recently moved. I have used a Kanban topper,my favourite Joy die cut corners and die cut leaves.I don't know what make the leaf die is.The white backing card is embossed with a Crafts Too A4 embossing folder and the sentiment is from Hunkydory.

I tried a bit of colouring with Promarkers. It's quite a plain card for me,not too sure about it.
The house stamp is from Polkadoodles and the sentiment one is from Lili of the Valley.
Thank you for visiting today.
Sylvia x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

A Christening Card

My card today is a Christening one.As the photo I received was black and white I decided to stick with white and silver for the card and not add any other colour. I have used Spellbinders dies and a Tonic punch. A piece of white stripey ribbon and a few pearls  to decorate.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Kraftyhands Blog Challenge

Good morning everyone.I hope you are all well and are ready to enjoy your weekend.
Today sees the start of another new challenge over on the Kraftyhands blog, This month the theme is Halloween Colours, green, orange, black and purple. You could win £20 to spend on the Kraftyhands website if you use any of their goodies in making your project. The top 3 will receive a badge to display on their blogs. Hope to see you there soon and good luck.
Here is my Design Team card for the challenge.

Friday, 4 October 2013

A Kanban Card

Hi everyone, well what is the weather going to do?Sometimes it's sunny and next thing it's looking black. I hope it is going to be nice for the craft shows over the weekend.There is one on in Harrogate and one in Edinburgh and I am sure lots of others too.So if you are going have a good time and don't spend too much.
Today I have a 60th birthday card made for a customer.I have used Kanban goodies as I have too much stash and need to use some of it up before the house falls down.I shouldn't really say that as it has already nearly done so twice through subsidence. I have added a silver border at the bottom punched with a Tonic punch, a pink ribbon and some very pale pink and white paper roses.

Monday, 30 September 2013

A Hunkydory 60th card

Well here is my latest card.I have used  Hunkydory toppers and backing sheet. I have added a lace and ribbon border at the bottom  and a sentiment cut out with a Spellbinders label die.Three roses in pink, cream and white and three flat backed pearls to the top and left hand side to finish off.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Two more to tempt you.

Morning everyone,just a quick post to show 2 more of my samples from the Craft Nouveau CD.
                                                                      a spinner card

  and a circular pyramid

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

One Week to Go!

Just one week to go before the release of Craft Nouveau from Kraftyhands.This is a stunner and you are going to love it. Available to pre-order now.
Showcasing on Create&Craft October 1st at 11am and 3pm. Here are another couple of my samples.

Friday, 20 September 2013

A Christening Card and another Sneaky Peek

Hi Everyone, my card for today is a Christening card which I have made for a work colleague of my husband. She said I had made her one before  and it was a Keepsake card so I hope this is what she wanted.

The box

And here is another sneaky peek at a card from the Craft Nouveau CD to be released on the 1st of October and available to pre-order from Kraftyhands.
Don't forget to watch Create & Craft at 11am and 3pm on October 1st.

Have a good weekend.
Sylvia x

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Craft Nouveau Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone, Hope you are all well and not feeling the cold too much. I suppose we have to get used to it now but we shouldn't complain, we had a really good summer.
Well here is my first sneaky look for you at a card from the new Craft Nouveau  CD from Kraftyhands. The CD launches on Create & Craft on October 1st at 11am  and  3pm . I have really enjoyed working with this one and think you are going to like it too.

These Twister cards come on the cd ready to print out, cut out, score and  fold and then decorate. 
Hope you like.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Craft Nouveau

Wow! A new Cd is available to pre-order now from Kraftyhands.
Can't wait for this one, it looks amazing.
The CD will launch on Create & Craft on October 1st at 11am and 3pm.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Blue for a Boy

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well and still enjoying the fine weather we are having. I hope it doesn't mean we are in for a bad winter though. Here is a card I have made for my niece and her husband for the birth of their first baby. The papers are from Kraftyhands Finishing Touch CD. I have cut the photo and frame with a Spellbinders die.I don't know what it is called because I don't keep them in the packets as I always seem to cut myself on them. The bootees are a Stampendous stamp and the greeting is a Lili of the Valley stamp. The bow and self adhesive pearls are from my stash.The inside is personalized with baby's name and time of birth etc...

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Kraftyhands September Blog Challenge

Time for another challenge over at the Kraftyhands blog.This month it is a sketch to follow.We are hoping to see your creations using Kraftyhands goodies or others if you don't have any Kraftyhands ones.Their CDs are very easy to use and are great value for money. If you use their items and you are chosen as the winner you will receive £20 to spend on their website.The top 3 will receive a badge to display on their blogs.Here is my DT card  and there are other DT cards on the blog to give you some inspiration.Good luck!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

DT Call.

Kraftyhands are looking for 3 new design team members.Could you be one of them?


We are inviting 3 customers to become members of our existing design team. To be a design team member, you must be creative, think outside the box and have a passion for papercrafting. All successful applicants must have their own established personal blog.

As a design team member you will receive one copy of all our new CDs before the launch date, plus any new products that we'd like you to incorporate such as charms and embellishments absolutely FREE!

In return, all we ask is that you create and send us at least 3 good TV quality card samples from each CD we supply within a given deadline and to participate in our monthly blog challenges and events.

That's it!

To apply for a place on our design team, simply send us an email to with your name, a short biography, ie how long you've been crafting, interests etc with a photograph of yourself and of at least 5 photos of cards that you have created. They don't have to include Kraftyhands products, we just want to see what you can do. So pick your best projects!

Closing Date is 6th September.

Monday, 19 August 2013

More 12 Days of Christmas

Good morning everyone.Hope you are all well.I am just back from a relaxing holiday in Jersey.We only had one rainy day in two weeks.Our last morning there was spent watching the dolphins off St Catherines, fab.
Well here are the rest of my samples from the tv show which was on whilst I was away.12 Days of Christmas is  another great  CD which  is available online from Kraftyhands. Hope you like my cards and cushion.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Kraftyhands Challenge

Time for another challenge on the Kraftyhands blog.This month is Anything Goes so we are looking forward to lots of entries from you lovely crafters. To win you must use Kraftyhands goodies or you can use anything and you might win a top3 badge to add to your blog. For my card I have used the Kew Floral Collection paper stack and post cards.I have gathered some lace around the post card using extra strong tape and added a few pearls to finish off my easel card. Hope you like it,thank you for looking.

Friday, 2 August 2013

21 Today and 2 Anniversary Cards.

Good afternoon everyone.Hope you are all well and the weather is not too bad where you are.Today I have a 21st card made with Hunkydory and two anniversary cards,one made with Lili of the Valley and the other a Sue Wilson style,although I will never be as good as Sue, to show you.

Monday, 29 July 2013

12 Days of Christmas

A great new CD from Kraftyhands will be launched  on Create and Craft on August 6th at 1pm and 6pm.It includes stepper card and 6x6 card sets,backing papers,pillow boxes and lots more. Hope you can join Mike and Ian as I am sure you will enjoy the shows.Here is one of my design team cards to whet your appetite.

Friday, 12 July 2013

A 90th Card

Well I like the sunny weather but this card took some making. I was melting and so was the glue I had to put it in the fridge to cool it down.Pity I couldn't get in there too.I have made this book card using the Kew Floral collection CD from Kraftyhands and Angel Whispers CD from Crafters Companion.It has  five sections,three with floral decoration and two with angels as the lady who asked me to make it for her Mum wanted angels.Well flowers,angels and butterflies.The butterflies are cut from Kew papers with Spellbinders dies and the fan on the front is a Marianne die.Hope you like it.

 The box.