Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas Break

I am now officially on my christmas holiday, and I fly off up to Scotland in a couple of hours to spend Christmas with my Boyfriends family, So I won't be accessing my PC for a good week or so. I just wanted to wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas!! and a Fabulous New Year! Have Fun!

Christmas Time is upon us

Yay! I love this Season! It's been such a crazily busy month its unreal! I have been up to my old tricks by making things again, and this year I wanted to make something for my mother. I was inspired by Torie Jayne and her blog an awful lot this month as she has created some magical decorations. The one thing that caught my eye was her home made lip balm. I thought it was ideal gift for a stocking filler. 
I bought the ingredients and proceeded to make. I decided that strawberry lip balm would be most suitable for my mum as she loves strawberrys.

I started off by melting some White Bees Wax pellets and Sunflower oil together in a glass bowl, using the microwave. Once this had melted, I gave it a good stir and added in some shavings of a chosen lip stick colour to make the mixture go pink. This melted instantly and I gave it another stir. I then added a little strawberry flavouring into the mixture so it tasted a little. I also added in some sparkly pink edible glitter to my mix. Then gave it a stir, using a piplette I separated the mixture into 6 little plastic lip balm jars. Then left them to set for about 2 hours before putting the lids on. To decorate the pots I used washi tape to seal them and made my own sticker label for the top of the jar.

So thank you Torie Jayne!! If you would like to make these Lip Balms too, check out Torie Jayne's blog post here.

I also gave one each to my workmates and they loved them! Hope you enjoy making

Christmas Presents

So my christmas wrap is being sold nationwide at Homebase,UK and I wanted to post up a picture of my wrap on some presenst! I Love these wraps. They're great quality too. So get down to Homebase and buy some!!

Please Note All designs are Copyrighted to SwanMill Paper Co. Please do not copy!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Wrapping paper from afar

Hello there,

So this week I found out that some of my wrapping paper designs were online in some of the stores that Swantex (the company I work for) supplies to.

I've taken a screen grab of these particular websites.

Woolworths, Australia

Game, South Africa

If you'de like to take a look at these website then please follow the link below

Please Note All designs are Copyrighted to SwanMill Paper Co. Please do not copy!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

My first sale!

Yay! Yesterday afternoon saw my first sale in my shop! I sold one of the 'Yasuna' Framed prints! How exciting! :D

A little reminder that theres still 15% discount if you enter the discount code LeCarpentier11 at the checkout! happy shopping!

Visit my shop here.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Baileys Card Making Shop

I've just stumbled across this wonderful website full of crafty supplies at a really reasonable price too. It's fantastic. I was looking for some spotty buttons and the range of stuff they have on there is brilliant so I thought I should share it but they only post to the UK at the moment.

They also have a blog on their website which is really good. They've posted up some images to download for free for use as backgrounds in your scrapbooks or card making. What a lovely idea! If you'd like to check out their blog then click here.

Check their whole site out here. Happy crafting!