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!!!

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Handmade Christmas Market

If you live in Bristol, UK then this is a nice Christmas Fair to pop along to :)  

A Few More Jars....

Hi - well Christmas is getting closer and closer!  I am not making so many different items this year as I think in previous years I have made too much so i now have a good stock of things for my Craft Market this year!

I have been making more of the jar lights though and sent some to Yorkshire by post the other day.  I am happy to say they arrived in perfect condition! 

Here are a couple of new ones that I have made recently.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tea Light Jars

I didn't realise how long it has been since I last blogged!  Time is certainly flying fast this year.  I can't believe that Christmas is only a few months away either!

I have not really been making much since I came back from India but now have to make things for my Christmas Market at the end of November.

This year I will be selling my usual items but I am also making some tea light jars.  I love making these and each one is different.  some have fairies in them and others have Christmas themes like Gingerbread men or little Christmas village scenes.

Here are some that I have made:



More pics over on my Facebook page Bumble Bee's Craft Den.

I will hopefully have some more new things to share with you soon :)

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Accordion New Home Card


I recently a Sizzix 3D Accordion Album cutting die on one of the many Facebook craft selling groups.  I don't make cards very often but this die caught my interest and I thought it would be a useful die to have.  It is a discontinued die so not one you can easily get hold of but the designer of the die now designs similar dies for Elizabeth Craft Designs so if you like it take a look at those.

With this die you have to cut several pieces and then join them together to form the accordion.  You can basically add as many pieces as you want depending on your project.  For my card I just cut 3 pieces.

I heat embossed the frame part with clear embossing powder and used a Stampin Up swirl stamp.  I found that Spellbinders Label no 1 is exactly the same shape as the centre part so I used that to cut out some design paper to decorate it.

As a first attempt, I was pleased with the final result.  I think it makes an eyecatching card that is abit different from your usual open and close card styles.

Hope you like it too :)

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Comments and Spamming

Hi Everyone

Just a quick note to say that I have switched on the comment moderation on here as I keep getting someone spamming my posts with advets for sari's and have got alittle fed up of her doing this.  The only thing Google can suggest is to review comments so I will try this.

Sorry that your comments won't show straight away but hopefully it will stop the spam eventually!

        Thanks Angie xx

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Mini Crate Box

Hi everyone,

I came across this fab idea for a mini gift box that looks like one of those wooden crates that you used to get veg in.  Maybe in organic shops you still get them, I don't know as most of our veg comes from my dad's allotment garden.

Anyway, it is extremely easy to make and you can find details over on Jackie Topa's blog.

As soon as I saw it I had to make it - this was at 11pm last night!!  It looks big in the photo but really is diddy.  I have some large Yardley lavender soap that I bought recently and if I remove it from it's packaging then it fits perfectly into these little crates.  I may have to cut and stamp a batch of these and then assemble them when I get to India in December to put little gifts in for friends there!  If those mini Christmas puddings that you can get fit in it then I think that would look really cute!