Saturday, 27 October 2012

Halloween goody bags!

My little ones are going to spend the half term with their two cousins this year so I decided to make them all a little treat bag for Halloween! I used the papers from the crafty creatives box 4, which were perfect for the job! I love how they have turned out!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tutu for Halloween!

I made this today for my little girl Summer who is 18 months as part of her cat Halloween costume! I really love how it's turned and and she does too! All you need is some elastic, netting and lace. (which I used from my CCBox4!) there is no sewing involved at all and it was very quick to make. This is yet another project I have sourced from the wonderful world of pinterest! I have pinned this on my pinterest so if you love the idea as much as me you can find it on my pinterest at

Stocking fillers!

With Christmas coming up I am as usual busy busy busy making all sorts of things! Today I made these! I'm going to fill them with sweets or hot chocolate treats! I Found this fab idea on pinterest!

For lots more ideas like this check out my pinterest at;

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Crafty Creatives spooky Box 4!

The Crafty Creatives Box 4 arrived last week and the theme this month was Gothic! It has to be my favourite box so far! Yet again it was full to the brim with goodies! This month we received...

• The CC Kit - perfect for halloween a masquerade mask kit!
• 3 large purple resin flower beads (one of my faves!)
• 1 large silver winged pendant
• 1 glass cabochon with a gothic frame setting
• 8 mini skull beads
• 10 silver studs
• 2+2 metres of satin and organza ribbon
• vintage gothic and Halloween pictures
• 2 gothic windows
• a 50 cm strip of spider web mesh
• 2 decorative ring blanks
• a bundle of cruelty-free feathers
• 2 mini gothic keys (love these!)
• 1 fat quarter of black lace
• 50cm of black non-woven fabric lots of Halloween confetti sprinkled through the box! Plus each box contains an art card which this month featured a rather spooky drawing from also this month the paper it was all wrapped up in inside the box was a lush red rose pattern so u shall be using that too!

I have so many ideas for this box I really don't know where to start! I'm going to make a tutu for my little girls Halloween costume (she is going to be a cat!) with the lace and the beautiful purple resin flowers will perhaps go on a card or two along with the keys and windows! My little boy (Joshua, 5) has asked for the green spider web mesh so I am interested to see what he make with that too!

I hope you all enjoyed opening this box as much as I did and hope it helps you all have a very Happy Halloween!


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Earring stand/up-cycle frame

I found this idea on pinterest a few weeks ago and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make one! It was so easy to do all you need is a picture frame, some paints, wire, and a stapler! Discard the glass and backing from the frame and paint it (the frame) the colours of your choice! Then all I did was twist some wire together and cut three lengths of it. Staple to the back of the frame and your done! I made this one for my sisters birthday present as she has lots of delicate dangly earrings. It's her birthday today and she loved it! Now to make one for me...

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Good luck card

Oriental good luck card using some of the items out of CCBox4. (sign up at I used the pages from the Chinese new year fortune book, red cord, Chinese coin and black ink (I used this to do the symbol in the centre which reads good luck...hopefully anyway!) hope you like it!

CCBox3 Oriental!

This is the third box from Crafty Creatives. The theme this month was oriental! Once again the box is full to the brim with goodies! I can't believe we get all this each month for just £10!!!!

Inside this box we received;

• CC Kit - Asian book binding
• 3 Chinese coins
• Chinese symbol sheet
• black ink
• 1 sheet of oriental peel-offs
• 1 wooden kokeshi doll
• 3 sheets of origami paper
• 1 fat quarter of Chinese brocade fabric
• 1 large cinnabar bead
• 3 pages from a Chinese new year fortune book
• 4 metres of red cord
• set of needles
• fortune cookie!

I love the red cord and Chinese coins and these will be transformed, along with the pages from the Chinese new year fortune book, into a few cards I think! I also love the red carved cinnabar bead although I have no idea what I'm going to do with it???

Each box comes with a different kit and this month its something I've not done before, Asian book binding. I'm looking forward to having a good go at this and learning yet another new skill through the Crafty Creatives team!

Some of the items in this box I am struggling for ideas with so I shall head over to the Crafty Creatives website/blog for inspiration. I also use pinterest for inspiration too!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Wedding card binder!

This is a great idea if you like to keep all your special cards like me! I used the Crafty Creatives box two items to make this and I love it! Our wedding theme was nautical so the items i used from box two were perfect! All you need to do is make a front cover for your binder and punch holes through it for the binder rings (and punch holes in all the cards) and there you go! An easy and lovely way to keep all your cards safe, and practical for when you want to have a look through them!