Bumble Bee's Craft Den

I enjoy crafting and like to try my hand at different things. If there is anything that you see on here that you would like made, please feel free to contact me bumblebeescraftden@gmail.com or by going to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bumblebeescraftden. You can post on the wall or send me a message there. I appreciate any comments that people leave so please feel free to comment!!!

Thursday, 30 December 2010

All Wrapped Up!!

A while back I made a Pot of Gold for my brother for Christmas.  I decided not to wrap it in Christmas paper as I thought it would spoil the effect so I just used clear cello and gold curling ribbons on it.

Here it is

I made up some boxes for my nieces chocolates to go in.  I used the top and bottom of a perfume set box and decorated it with 'Merry Christmas', the letters were cut out on my bug and I also used the Santa Quickutz die which was fab and a Sizzix snowflake die!!  I then cello wrapped them and used some red curling ribbon to finish it off.  The kids loved them!

Christmas Tree!

I've not posted since before Christmas but have a few things to blog.

Firstly, I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and received lots of lovely crafting goodies!!!  I also hope that all of your handcrafted gifts were appreciated by the recipients!

We normally put up an artificial tree but I much prefer a real one.  This year my parents were away for Christmas so my sister and I decided we'd go and buy a real tree.  My goodness, haven't the prices shot up this year!!!  I was expecting to get a small one for about £4.99 - shows how long ago it was that I bought a real tree!!!!  We only wanted a small one about 4 and a half foot and in the end we got it from the local forestry place that sets up especially for Christmas.  I told the chap we didn't want to pay much as it would only be up for 2 weeks and was shown the bargain basement area of trees!!!!  He showed us some really sad looking trees and then I spotted one just outside of the area with the top abit broken!  As we would be cutting it abit anyway that was not a problem! We got it for £15 and was told that it is a Fraser Spruce which would be slow to lose it needles.

We had to get new lights as ours wouldn't work but here is the tree all decorated up!!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas !!!!

Just wanted to wish all of my lovely followers a Merry Christmas.  Hope that you all have a fabulous time with your family and friends.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Sock Kitties

Just lately I have been spending more time making my sock creations, mainly the sock kitties.  They have proved to be very popular and I enjoy making them and creating their faces.  They take alot of stuffing though!!!

Here are 2 that I made at the weekend

and here they are together

I've already sold these and they went to their new home today!!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Promarker Givaway at Letraset

Oooh just wanted to let you all know about a fab competition on the Letraset Blog.  Details on how you can win are on their blog.  You can win a huge prize of 10 assorted ProMarker 5 sets 

Have a look at their new website whilst you are at it!

This competiton will be closed at 12 midday on Wednesday 6th January (UK time) and one winner will be selected at random using random.org!

Good luck!

New Sock Kitty!

Well I sold my other sock kitty on Folksy the other day so decided I'd better make another one.  I finished her off today and I love her!!  I put her on my Facebook shop about an hour back and she's already been sold!!!!

Here she is

I will be making some more kittys so if anyone is interested in having one, please let me know.

New Boy Sock Monkey!!!

Well I've been busy sewing and here is my latest boy sock monkey complete with his scarf to keep him warm in this cold horrible weather we are experiencing!!!


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Multi Coloured Sock Monkey Looking For A Home!!!

Here is my latest sock moneky, stitched completely by hand.  She is a lovely multi coloured monkey and has purple and pink button eyes so not suitable for a small child or baby  She is wearing a pink net tutu and has a pink flower shaped button on her head!


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Fridge Magnet Christmas Cards!!

I wanted to make my nieces a simple but fun Christmas card this year that was abit more than a card.  As they are only 9 and 3 it had to be something appealing to them. 

When I was in the US, I saw some nice 3D Wooden Christmas toppers that were  painted and I picked up 2 so that I could turn them into magnets to attach to a Christmas card.

I painted the toppers in a clear American Arts Glitter Varnish to give them abit of sparkle and stuck a small magnet to the back with Anita's 3D Gloss as this sticks very strongly.  I chose some co-ordinating paper and covered a card blank and stuck a magnet onto it.  I then put the topper onto the magnet on the card and that was it!!!

Here are the cards - simple idea yet my nieces loved them when I gave them to them tonight!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas Card!

I've finally had some time to sit and make another Christmas card using one of the aperture card blanks that was kindly sent to me by Antonia (OAP over on MSE!!)

I gave this card to my sis in law this evening so can now blog it!!!

I used some gems and Christmas shaped buttons to decorate the card and Glanour Dust on the snowflakes on the backing paper and red Stickles on bucket that the tree is in.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Sparkle & Shine
Kaboodle Doodles - Clean and Simple Christmas
Allsorts - Last Minute Christmas Projects

A Lovely Thank You card!!!

Just wanted to share with you all this lovely card that I received a couple of days back from Yvette at  Amethyst Art who was the winner of my blog candy.  What a lovely surprise, so nice of her to send it to me.  I'm honoured as it is the first card that she has made.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Beaded Bookmarks For Sale!

I've just added quite a few beaded bookmarks to my Facebook Shop. They make great gifts for book lovers and also for children's teachers.  If you've bought a book voucher for someone, why not buy them a bookmark to go with it!

They are £3.00 each plus £1.00 postage - if you buy more than one I will combine and weigh for reduced postage.

All beads are glass or silver plated so they dangle nicely over the spine of the book.

Here are a few of the ones currently for sale in my Facebook Shop

Many more designs and colours available!!!!!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Another New Sock Monkey

Finally got around to making a sock monkey that I had been asked to make by a friend over on MSE.  He's a boy monkey and has felt eyes as he is for a 2 year old.

Here he is

Door Hangers

I have been meaning to make some door hangers to sell for Christmas stocking fillers but got a but got abit caught up with making things for the Christmas Fair I was doing.

Anyhow - I have managed to get 2 door hangers made, one for a girl and one for a boy.

Here they are

I've left a space on the pirate one so that I can add a name!

Both of these are available to purchase in my Facebook Shop and on Folksy.  I will be making some more shortly.