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.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

British Craft Network

British Craft Network
Well after a little hiccup yesterday morning it seems the network is fine. It is not great watching on my iPad but is good on the computer. I wonder what you are all thinking of it.
Kraftyhands will be on this evening with their Butterfly Botanicals CD. It's a fab cd, here are my design team cards. Hope you enjoy the show and all the other  shows from the crafters we have been missing seeing.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Kraftyhands September Challenge

It's time for another challenge over on the Kraftyhands blog. For September we have
'Autumn Colours'. That's an easy one for you so come on get creating and join in the challenge. You don't have to use Kraftyhands goodies but it would be nice to do so if you have them. Why not pop over to the blog and have a look at the fab creations the design team have made. Remember the challenge is just for fun so come on let us see what you have made.
Here is my card made from the Man About Town die cut stepper set which is available from the Kraftyhands website.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Silver and Pearl

Well I am awake at silly o'clock so thought I would do a blog post.
I have two anniversary cards for you today a silver and a pearl one.  The silver one includes photos of the happy couple on their wedding day and now.


The matching box.
I added peach and cream flowers to match  her bouquet and the bridesmaids dresses.


The pearl one is made with the lovely Marianne die Anja's Filigraan Heart.
I have added  flowers to include freesia as these were in the brides bouquet on her wedding day.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I would welcome any comments and would love you to follow me.
Sylvia x

Thursday, 7 August 2014

August Sketch Challenge

Good Morning everyone, time for another challenge over on the Kraftyhands Blog. It is just for fun so start creating and show us your projects.
This month we have a sketch for you to follow. You don't have to use Kraftyhands goodies but it would be nice to see some makes which include them.The fab Kraftyhands Design Team have lots of lovely cards on the blog all following the same sketch but all very different. Please pop over and have a look and maybe drop by their blogs and leave a comment.
 Here is my card from the Picnic Time CD. Thank you for visiting today.
Sylvia x

Monday, 4 August 2014

It's a Girl

No not for me! Just a card I have made for my neighbour.  I have used a topper from an Art Pad from Lili of the Valley called Little Ones. It has lots of toppers suitable for both boys and girls. I have added my favourite corners and some ribbon bows and a little pearl heart. Backing paper from Kraftyhands Finishing Touch CD. Hope you like.
Sylvia x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen and 21 Today

Today I have a card I made for my neighbour for her Granddaughter who is sixteen this week. It is made with sheets printed from the Cd included with the Create-It magazine from Kraftyhands,issue 2.
The Cd also includes video tutorials so that you can make the 10 cards along with Mike and Ian. You can of course make your own version of the cards as I did.
I used a Petra's corner die and added some card candy and flowers from my stash.
The photo is a bit dark but rainbow mirror card is difficult to photograph on a sunny day.

My second card was for another neighbour for her Grandson. The photo frame is a Spellbinders die and the key is a cake decoration.She was so pleased with it that she brought us a box full of freshly baked scones. Yummy!!!

Thank you for visiting today
Sylvia x

Monday, 7 July 2014

Kraftyhands July Challenge

Well it's time for another challenge on the Kraftyhands Blog. This month the title is Summer Holidays.
The challenge is just for fun and we would love to see your makes, so why not pop over and have a look at the Design Team's great creations. Here is my card. I have used the Miranda and Mo CD which has card sets to suit lots of different occassions and a great selection of backing papers. I added some die cut corners, flat back pearls and a gold metal butterfly, both available from Kraftyhands online shop.
Sorry I forgot to warn you that you would need to wear your sun glasses to view my easel card.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Kraftyhands June Challenge

Wow June already. Time for another Challenge over on the Kraftyhands Blog. This month it is a floral theme Floral Fancy.We would love you to join in with us, you can use anything but if you have any Kraftyhands goodies to include on your creation that would be great.
Here is my make for this one. It is a cheap, sorry, inexpensive, photo frame and when I saw it I knew it would look fab with an image and flowers from the Femme Fatale cd to decorate it. When my hubby saw it he said, that's nice, are you selling it? Just shows home decor doesn't have to be expensive.
Thank you to everyone who joined in the May Challenge. Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to seeing all your entries again this month.
Have a great weekend.
Sylvia x

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Just Peachy

Two cards for special birthdays. Mother and daughter 60th and 30th just 3 days apart.
The 60th was made with a selection of dies from Tattered Lace,Marianne,Joy and Sizzix. The image is from Card Creations Flowers in Bloom cd.
The 30th card is made from a  Hunkydory kit. The corners are a Joy die and the flowers are from Live and Love Crafts. The Spellbinders butterflies have been glued and glittered, a bit fiddly but worth it.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Kraftyhands May Challenge

Wow May already, where does the time go. Well it's time for another Kraftyhands Challenge. This time Anything Goes is the theme so come on let's see your makes for this one. The winner and top three are picked at random and can take a badge to display on their blogs. Pop over to the website and the blog to take a peep at what the Design Team members have created. Here is my make for this month.

I have used the latest What A Hoot CD and printed onto heat transfer paper on my inkjet printer. The image is then ironed onto the T-shirt following the instructions in the paper pack.
Hope you like my make for this month, thank you for paying me a visit and I welcome your comments.
Sylvia x

Friday, 11 April 2014

Retro Roses

Here is my first make using a 12x12 paper from one of the new paper stacks which will be available at Ally Pally this weekend and soon on Kraftyhands website. This is from the Retro Roses pack
A gift bag.
Thank you for visiting, have a nice weekend.
Sylvia x


Monday, 7 April 2014

Kraftyhands April Challenge

This month for the challenge we have a sketch for you with lots of different layers and shapes to add interest to your card. Here is my Design Team card which I made using the Teacup Zoo CD and the striped paper is from the Femme Fatale CD. I used a Spellbinders die to cut the topper out. The resin flower is available from Kraftyhands and the two ribbon roses were from my stash. Please pop along and have a look at the other makes from the Design Team and we would love you to join in the Challenge.
Thank you for visiting today and please leave me a comment and also follow me if you wish.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Two More Paintings

I have been looking through some photos and found another couple of paintings, a clown and a poppy this time. The teddy bear picture was for a little girl and then her little brother wanted one but not teddy bears.So I did him the clown.

Thank you for visiting.
Sylvia x

Teddy Bears

Not done a blog post for a while so thought I would show you a painting.It is done with acrylic paints on watercolour card.The teddies are painted with a shaped brush which I think is called a deers foot using a stippling action. I then painted the flowers onto a bought mount before framing the teddies.
Thank you for visiting today.
Sylvia x

Friday, 14 March 2014

Pretty in Pink and Blue

The weekend is almost here and it looks like it is going to be a nice one. If you are going to the GNPE at Harrogate tomorrow or Sunday have a great time and don't forget to pop by the Kraftyhands stand and say hi to Mike and Ian.They will have their latest CD Teacup Zoo and the first edition of their magazine Create It which includes a project CD and links to Youtube demo's.
CREATE IT Project Magazine - Issue 1 (Pre-Order)

The GNPE is organized by Craftwork Cards and is always a great event.
Here are a couple of cards I made from their Kitsch Collection.

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned.
Sylvia x

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Teacup Zoo

Here are all my Design Team samples from the Teacup Zoo CD which is available from Monday 10th March on the Kraftyhands website.It is a really lovely CD which includes card making sets,toppers,postcards and envelopes,inserts and gorgeous backing papers.

Thank you for visiting and please leave me a comment.
Sylvia x

Friday, 7 March 2014

Kraftyhands March Challenge

Good morning everyone.Today sees the start of a new Challenge over on the Kraftyhands Blog. The title for this one is Easy Easter so come on let us see your lovely Easter creations. The challenge is just for fun and we would love you to join in.  Here is my DT card  for the Challenge. I have used the The Garden Floral Collection CD and a Marianne Die to create the lovely shaped card which is fast becoming a favourite of mine. Thank you for visiting my blog and I would love it if you left me a comment. Have a lovely weekend.
Sylvia x

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Three in One

Three cards today to show you. The first is made from the Femme Fatale CD from Kraftyhands.This is my favourite image from it but they all make lovely feminine cards.
The second one is from their Craft Nouveau  CD
And the third is made using Tattered Lace and Marianne dies.
Plain blue and white card but the result was gorgeous.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today. Hope to see you back soon.
Sylvia x

Sunday, 23 February 2014


                                                   CREATE IT Project Magazine - Issue 1 (Pre-Order)
          Have you ordered your copy?
Coming soon and available to pre-order now from Kraftyhands.
A new magazine containing great step by step projects to make 10 cards from the CD which is included. The CD also has links to You-Tube videos so you can follow Mike and Ian and make the projects at your own speed. The normal price will be £14.99 but the special pre-order price is just £12.99. This is a Limited Edition run of 200 copies and will not be reprinted so get your order in quick.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to my visitors today. Hope you like my card and little gift box made with the Vintage Valentines CD from Kraftyhands.

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Teacup Zoo

Coming soon to a website near you, this fab CD from Kraftyhands. It is due to be released early March and will be available from  and also at the craft shows where the boys are appearing or are represented.
This looks super cute

Friday, 7 February 2014

First Challenge of 2014

Hello Visitor welcome to my blog.
Well today sees the start of the first Kraftyhands Blog Challenge of the year. The title for this is Spring Flowers. There is no prize, entering is just for fun but if you are a winner you can claim a badge to display on your blog.Here is my Design Team card and there are lots more on the blog from the other talented Design Team members to give you some inspiration. Please pop over and have a look. You don't have to use Kraftyhands goodies but it would be nice if you did.We look forward to seeing your creations.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A Fan and an Easel

Here are a couple more of my cards made from the The Garden Floral Collection from Kraftyhands.
The first is a fan made with a Marianne die. I have joined the fan with a tassel and added a double bow of organza ribbon. I have the stand die to match this but can I find it........ I am sure it will turn up when I am not looking for it.
My second card was inspired by Kathy Mills after I saw a card she had made. Again the card is made with Marianne dies and forms an easel card. I love the gingham backing papers on the CD they look so fresh. The topper is cut with a Spellbinders die and matted onto pink card also cut with a Spellbinders die.The swirls are a Tonic die. I like to mix and match.


See you again soon.
Sylvia x