Saturday, 11 October 2014

Youtube video free crafting tutorial

After and overwhelming response by the lovely ladies on facebook i have decided to do some free crafting tutorials on youtube

The videos are free so have  a peek...

My first one is making fanric shabby chic vinatge style roses using seam binding ribbon

I hope you like it

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Handmade little hanging decorations... For someone special only £2.99 each + postage

Handmade wire art knitted and beaded wire cuff bracelet only £9.99 + postage

Vintage style little beaded comb with handmade box 3.50 posted

Handmade little boxes


I wanted to show you my handmade little boxes, I make jewellery, accessories and little keepsakes. After years of selling at craft fairs I was getting asked if I could sell my little boxes for people to put their items into sell. I thought I would post some pics of my boxes to see if there was any interest online

Prices start at only 50p for the small ones and go upto £3.50  for the larger more decorative ones

I hope you like them

Monday, 10 March 2014

eBay...items just added this weekend

Click here for my eBay store or alternatively go to eBay and search for handmadelittlecreations Some of my latest stock.... Spellbinders dies, media mixage bezels, Spellbinders blanks

Check out my eBay store for some great bargains... Look at my previous posts for some great YouTube videos for using Spellbinders products....


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Tutorials for Spellbinders dies

I found some great videos on YouTube of some very clever ladies using the Spellbinders dies ranges

I hope you will be inspired and get the bug for these amazing little crating essentials

Click here for video 1

Wendy's world card creator dies click here

If you are into media mixage watch this awesome video of  the lady herself Susan Lenart Kazmer

Click here

I have a number of these items available to buy in my shop right now on eBay from dies to bezels, metal sheets, blanks and so much more to enter my eBay shop click here

If you would like to see videos for any of the items I have for sale please get in touch

Thanks for reading

Handmadelittlecreations: Easy chicken soup recipe

Handmadelittlecreations: Easy chicken soup recipe: Pure soul food, this warming, easy chicken soup makes the most of leftover roast chicken. Ingredients 55g/2oz  butter 2  onions , peeled and...

Tilda style doll

To purchase this unique OOAK doll ornament access my eBay shop here

Safe and secure through PayPal on eBay

This lovely ornament took so many hours to make but she was a complete pleasure... She comes with a matching heart hanging ornament to create a pretty little set

She can be yours for only 4.99 with less than £3 uk postage.... This would make a lovely little gift for mums and nanas out there for Mother's Day

I like trying different styles of handmade gifts. If you would like to request a custom order please get in touch

Jewellery kits

I have been asked numerous times if I make kits for the jewellery items I make... I plan on posting some of the projects i am making if anyone is immersed in purchasing a kit key in touch....

Project #001

Wire mesh art jewellery

- gorgeous knitted wire mesh cuff bracelet, this kit would be fine for a beginner jewellery maker it is a simple technique that can be mastered rather quickly....

Here is an item I have made using one of my kits

You will get everything you need in this kit to make a beautiful wire mesh bracelet. The bracelets usually retail for any where from £9.99 - £14.99 depending on your targeted market audience... If you look on etsy or folksy for a wire mesh cuff bracelet you will be expected to pay £29.99+ in time you will be able to adapt the instructions to include more diddly bits to add...

In this kit you will get:

Wire mesh to make the bracelet
1 pair of knitting needle skewers
A selection of beads
Findings for your bracelet

This kit will be available to buy from 6.99 once you have the instructions you will be able to make is time and time again. If anyone is interested in me adding this kit to eBay for you to buy please get in touch

You can email me at

Currently is kit is available in silver....

Thanks x

Easy chicken soup recipe

Pure soul food, this warming, easy chicken soup makes the most of leftover roast chicken.


  • 55g/2oz butter

  • onions, peeled and sliced

  • 2 sticks celery, finely chopped

  • carrots, peeled and finely diced

  • 25g/2oz plain flour

  • 1.2 litres/2 pints chicken stock

  • 450g/1lb cooked chicken, skinned and shredded

  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Preparation method

    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat and gently fry the onions, celery and carrots until they start to soften.

    2. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring the mixture to the boil, stirring as you do so. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then reduce the heat until the mixture is simmering and simmer for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

    3. Add the cooked chicken and cook until heated through. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in the parsley and serve.

      This is such an easy recipe I found it online but I have made it loads of times, perfect if you or a loved one has the sniffles....there is nothing quite like a bowl of hot homemade chicken soup

Shortbread recipe

Try making these easy, buttery biscuits as homemade Christmas presents, with chocolate chips worked into the dough.


Preparation method

  1. Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5.
  2. Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth.
  3. Stir in the flour to get a smooth paste. Turn on to a work surface and gently roll out until the paste is 1cm/½in thick.
  4. Cut into rounds or fingers and place onto a baking tray. Sprinkle with caster sugar and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

Stamping projects - using the SWALK perfect pals

Look at the gorgeous cards made using the adorable Perfect Pals SWALK stamps

This has been made using the "Quakers" set it has the lovely little image with a sentiment I'm Quakers about you!

This set is on eBay right now to buy - auction listed started at 99p don't miss out this listing is only for 10 days....

To view the full range click here
I have over 10 sets listed....

Stamping bargains

I have just listed my new collection of SWALK stamps that came in the delivery on Saturday. They are from the Perfect pals range from Crafters Companion

Here are some of the stamp designs.... Follow the link on the posts below for my page on eBay

For sale: 1 x approx 9x9cm SWALK perfect pls collection stamp set from Crafters Companion - BNIP 

For the full collection take a look at eBay... They are all listed at 99p so grab yourself a bargain!!!  With uk postage, if you are a visitor from overseas and should like to require about shipping please contact me through messages on eBay with your postcode and I will get a shipping quote for you

Thanks for looking!!! 

Monday, 24 February 2014

Great cake recipe

This chocolate cake recipe is voted one of the best chocolate cakes ever by my friends and family. Kathleen's chocolate cake is the chocolate cake recipe from Kathleen Grant, the mother of one of my oldest friends. Sadly Kathleen died several years ago and her recipe book, written over a number of years, was found when sorting through her belongings.

Kathleen uses margarine in the recipe; it was written at a time when margarine was preferable to butter which was in short supply after WW11. I recommend you now use a mixture of soft butter and margarine, it works even better and adds much more flavor to the cake.

Thanks to reader feedback, this cake recipe has been slightly adjusted and updated to include different measurements which though sadly now not an accurate transcript of Kathleen's recipe, works better with modern ovens and ingredients.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 6 oz/175g sugar
  • 6 oz/ 175g of either margarine or half margarine and half softened butter
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 5 oz/ 140g self raising flour
  • 1½ oz/40g cocoa
  • 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 2 tbsp boiling water


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4
  • In a large baking bowl cream the sugar with the margarine and butter until light and fluffy and very pale in colour. You can use either an electric hand whisk, wooden spoon, or fork (obviously makes it easier). the electric whisk
  • Add the beaten egg a little at a time and again beat well.
  • Sieve the cocoa with the flour and baking powder. Fold gently into the butter and egg mixture. Finally, add the milk and boiling water, stir well.
  • Grease 2 x 7"/18cm cake tins. Divide the mixture between the two tins, and gently spread to create a smooth surface.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes until risen. To check the cake is cooked insert a metal skewer into the centre, it should come out clean with crumbs on it, not cake mixture.
  • Remove the cakes from the tins and leave to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled decorate as desired.
You can fill the cake with jam, jam and cream or a chocolate icing. The spreadable icing can also be used on the top of the cake.

To Make Spreadable Icing

Melt 150ml of double (heavy) cream and 150g (5oz) dark, plain chocolate, broken into pieces in a large heatproof basin placed over a pan of simmering water. Once melted, stir thoroughly then leave to cool and thicken.

24th February 2014

Bargains on eBay....

Check out my page on eBay for a lovely selection of Spellbinders products

Click here for the shop

Here are some of the items for sale:

Spellbinders JustRite dies....from £9.99

Grand labels, die lites, .metal sheets , bezels, foils and so much more

Thanks for looking.........



Metal sheets

Great days!!! Mondays

I have had an amazing day!!, crafting all day

Here are some of the bits I have made 

This is knitted wire mesh, made from the best quality jewellery wire, it has been knitted and formed into a cuff bracelet then each bead and swarkovski bracelet has been lovingly adorned. This would make a really special gift. Why not a perfect mothers gift and really cost effective.... To celebrate my new blog launch I have added this to eBay for 1p auction, it has no reserve price and it's retail value is 9.99- 14.99. Please share my link if this1p auctions prove popular I will do one a week.

More pics

This is how it looks formed

All you have to do is enter the item number into eBay search bar

Item number: 

Thank you for looking

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Welcome to my new blog....

Welcome to my new blog my little piece of peace and quite, please feel free to drop in... I am hoping to share with you crafting inspiration, cooking recipes and also show you where you can get the best crafting materials from