Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Fab New Stock

Hi Peeps

As you can see my Sister and myself have been really busy getting our stock ready for sale for the New Year.  We have great genuine gemstones and other handcrafted goodies. There will be findings kit and more coming up soon. Pop on over to Blandsgill Cottage Crafts to have a look we will be listing items in the near futuer so keep on looking and you will get te deals.

Hope you have a great Christmas and we wish you a very Happy New Year. xx

Fab, Gorguss and Yum

Friday, 7 December 2012

Happy Friday peeps

Well Good morning to you all. I have been busy making rose rings which I really enjoyed. I have also used the tecnique to make a ring with a nest on. Have a look......the beads are Labrodrite chips.

I have also been playing and having a go at ear cuffs here is my first attempt. I love these as they can create a real quirky look. I am going to have a go at making some steampunk inspied earcuffs. Also some for men. Aain the Gemstones used are Labrodrite. Gorg!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Wire Ring Roses

I have been making wire ring roses. I love the effect it is so cool. I think that they very effective and even though they are simple I think they look very elegant. These are on sale on the Blandsgill etsy store.
Only £3.00 each. Made to your ring size x

Experimenting with stretch!

Hi y'all I have been having a play with some great Gemstone chips I have just received. I wasn't sure how I was going to use them but I have really had a great time playing witht these and making these great rings which are one size fits all.

From the top the Gemstones are Labradite then Garnet and Black Spinel and then Emerald chips and Emerald Rondelles.
Hope you like and Keeeeeeeeeep Crafting

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Etsy Stock for Christmas

A few makes on Etsy

Nearly Christmas

Well good day to you all. Having just recovered from a weekend at my sister house in Cumbria and Helping out at a Christmas Fair. Pictures to follow shortly. I have been making more wonderful delights to sell on our etsy shop. Also we recieved our delivery ( well one of the deliveries!)for making up of kits. It is so exciting. Please look out and see what we have in store. Keeeeeeeeeep Craftin. xxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

About Blandsgill

Two sisters creating bespoke items.

We opened our shop as we both love to be creative so we thought that we could share our creativity online.

We make gifts that you cannot find on the high street and that will bring a smile to everyone who buys an item or recieves it as a gift.
Katie Reid
owner, maker, designer, curator
I love to be creative. I enjoy hunting round thrift stores and junk shops to buy unique items to alter.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Making Rings

Hello Well today I have been making wire wrapped rings with gemstones and crystals. I love this tecnique it is so cool. Have a look xx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Good Sunday to you

Hello there all you crafty peeps. Well I have been busy making some new Jewellery projects that are for sale on my Etsy as well as other items on there. I have posted the thumbnails on there so you can have a look directly. I hope you enjoy, I am now off to cook my sausage cass in a giant yorkshire pudding. yum yum. Happy Sunday to you and Keeeeeeep Crafting xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Blandsgill Cottage Crafts

Good Crafternoon peeps

Well just to let you know that I have been making sme nice little affordable Christmas Gifts today for sale on my Etsy Store. They are Genuine Gemstones, Emerald, Sapphire and Sri Lankan Moonstone.
here are some pics.

They have silver and Gold plated findings and they are at an affordable price 99p pluse £1.00 pnp.

A fab stocking filler.

Have a great crafternoon and Keeeeeeep Crafting xx

Friday, 16 November 2012

Craft swap projects


Hi all

I am having a 10% off event for the month of November on my etsy store Blandsgill Cottage Crafts.

We will also be launching new kits with charms and jewellery making items for good prices so look out. But if you want that unique Xmas gift you have come to the right place.

Happy browsing!

New projects and getting sorted

Hello everyone

It's been ages since I came here but now I feel I need to get all my ideas and thoughts together and get writing, creating !

So look out for hints and tips.

Keeeeeeeeeeep crafting x

Friday, 6 April 2012


Hi yall

Well another day in Scrap HAbby land. i went out toFountains abby today and then came home and began to make some goodies.  I am now starting to upload them onto youtube now so you can get to see the end result and how it comes to be that way.

Not much else is happening here just making making making.

I am off to the Bedale carboot tomorrow so I will see what crafty goodies i get there.  I am mainly looking for jewlery to make stuff out of and lace and ribbon so we shall see what i get.

Have a good creevening.

Stay Scrap Habby xx

beautiful embellishments hand made by me.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Making Charms

Good Crafternoon to you all in Scrap Habbyland

Another lovely day, had better make the most of it as it is set to change this week. Still never mind I am at work for most of it. I have began a channel on You Tube- ktcreid , so I will be make some vids on my crafty hauls and some techniques. So I am looking forward to that. Watch this space and I shall let you know when the premier will begin! Have a scrap habby Crafternoon xx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

I've been poorly sick

Good Scrap Habby Crevening to you.

Well I have been sick for the past few days but I feel like I am getting a little better, I will not go into details but it was not pretty.  So thats why I have not been online for a while.

I must say my trip to my sisters on Sunday was awesome and the weather was so so nice. I forgot to take my camara but I will next time.

Anyway I had downloaded some pics but haven't posted them yet so I thought I would do it now.  I hope that you enjoy. And just to let you know I will be doing my first sale in June at the Golden Lion In Northallerton, I am super excited and cannot wait.

So Hope you enjoy these pics.

 This is an idea from Rach0113 on Youtube. She has great vids on Youtube check her out. I love her style, and her video producing is fab so please check her out.
Have a Scrap Habby  day xx

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Good Scrap Habby Saturday to you all.

Well Good evening to you all , I have been really busy at work over the last two days.  But I now have a chance to get back onto my computer!.

I have some great news i will be doing a Craft Fair In Northallerton on June 6th so it would be great to see you there. I will also be doing some of the car boot sales in Bedal but I will let you know when as I am working the next few Saturdays boo hoo!!!

To day I have been experimenting with Microporous tape, to replicate Tim Holtz tissue tape. and it works like a charm. A bit more experimenting with it i think but a great first result.

I have also been getting all my ribbons together and got a spring loaded rod and put it into the space in my book case and placed my ribbons there and it is a great space saver as well as keeping all the ribbons from getting tangled up. it cost £2.20 from Boyes. It is just another move to an organised life!!
Well I am off to my sisters in Cumbria for Sunday Dinner tomorrow so no crafting for me ( sad face!) but on the bright side I do not have to cook Sunday Dinner!  May be a little washing up, but thats what the kids are for!!! HAve a Scrap Habby weekend and catch up soon xx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Yep Me Again!

Well my Dad came we had a nice cupper and a scone. Took the dog out for a walk and then I decided to spring clean my craft room which I am so pleased about as i found a whole heap of stuff I had forgotten about yay jackpot!

I also finished the other of my thrift store projects.  So I am now ready to craft some more for my new venture. I am so excited I cannot wait .  But it will have to as I have work tomorrow and Saturday then its off to my sisters in Cumbria for sunday dinner, yum yum!

Well I will see you tomorrow night.  Hope you like the pics. Stay crafty and have a Scrap Habby Night xx

Good Crafty Morning to y 'all!

Well what a Crafty Morning I have had this Morning.  I have been decorating some items I have purchased from the thrift store. Going on a steam punk theme, using homemade tissue tape, paper flowers and embossed stamped images. I just love making my own embellishments it makes a project so much more personal.

Well I have to go now as my Dad will be poping over for a brew and scone, plus i will be at work tomorrow so I will see if I can get online tomorrow night.

I may be back this Crafternoon.  Have a wonderful morning and stay Scrap Habby!x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Another Crafternoon in Scrap Habby Land!

Well as I said yesturday I am getting together my stock for selling at various fairs and car boot sales.  I have also joined so i will get more stock made and open up a shop very soon.  There will be a link to there from my blog.

There will be cards, wall hangings and sewn items such as cushions and coss stitch projects. I will also be looking into wedding invitations as I have just finished my Brother in laws invitations for his wedding in Sept. So watch this space.

Have a Scrap Habby Crafternoon xx

Tuesday, 20 March 2012