Thursday, 20 December 2012

Etsy Contest

Pin It I have been featured in today's Etsy Contest

Please check it out and vote for me (and others!!)

Beaded snowflake Christmas decoration purple2nd place December 20th, 2012
Theme Thursday! Snowflake items from $1-$50.

Beaded snowflake Christmas decoration purple
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Monday, 17 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Pin It I'm taking a few days off from making stuff and enjoying a few relaxing days at my parents before the last minute rush of Christmas food shopping!!  There will only be the 2 of us for Christmas Day lunch so it should be fairly stress free then I have to go to the mortgage paying job and work Christmas Day nightshift!!!  Don't feel too sorry for me though I volunteered and I'm being paid very well to do it!!! :-)

Anyway  on to the main body of my post in place of the Craft Britannia Shop of the Week posts (which will be back in the new year) the fabulous Erica Price has been putting together the 12 Days of Christmas blog posts which feature lots of fabulous items made by Craft Britannia team members.  I've been meaning to post the links since day 1 but keep forgetting so here they are!!!  I was really honoured to have been featured on Days 5 & 6.

Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 1: Gifts for Guys
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 2: Gifts for Baby
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 3: Let’s Decorate! 
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 4: Gifts for Her
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 5: Cards & Giftwrap 
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 6: Secret Santa 
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 7: Gifts for Little Girls 
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 8: Gifts for Little Boys 
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 9: Gifts for Toddlers 
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 10: Stocking Fillers 
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 11: Last Minute Gifts 
Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 12: What We Really Want! 

Hope you enjoyed seeing the huge variety of handmade gifts made by members of the Craft Britannia team on Etsy.  For other handmade goods why not check out Handmade Monday on Handmade Harbour...

The Gossiping Goddess: Double Celebration - Double Giveaway...!

Pin It The Gossiping Goddess: Double Celebration - Double Giveaway...!

The extremely talented Lesley from The Gossiping Goddess is holding a giveaway to celebrate 1000 sales in one of her Etsy shops - check out the link above and be sure to comment on her blog to be in with a chance of winning!!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

The Gossiping Goddess Bead giveaway and challenge - Reveal

Pin It So today is the reveal day for the The Gossiping Goddess Bead giveaway and challenge.  You may remember my last blog post on 6th November which mentioned it!!  Yes that really was my last blog and for that I apologise I have been so busy getting orders ready for Christmas that I kept forgetting to write a post.  I promise that will change going forward and that the Craft Britannia shop of the week posts will re-commence in the new year!

Anyway back to the reveal...  I received my beads in the post a few weeks back and loved them immediately (sadly I didn't think to take a picture of the beads before I got to work).  A quick trip to my local bead shop The Bead Base (in Basingstoke) resulted in me buying far too many beads as always!!  
One thing I should have mentioned is that the beautiful beads came from Kaz Baildon - you can find more of her beautiful work here in her Etsy shop

Anyway here is the bracelet I created....




 Be sure to check out what everyone else has created by following the links below....

Edited to add: If anyone is wondering how I made this bracelet check out the tutorial on Lesley's Gossiping Goddess blog - Tutorial

     Sandy Huntress - http://keepsakecrafts.net/blog/
        Lori Bowring Michaud - http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
        Amy - http://copperdiem.blogspot.com
        Katherine Gale - http://terrabeadworks.blogspot.com