Sunday, February 09, 2014

CRAFTfest - The Virtual Craft Extravaganza

This will be the first of two CRAFTfest fairs that will be held this year and will take place from the 24th - 31st May 2014. 

So what is CRAFTfest?
Ever fancied being a seller at a craft fair, but never had the opportunity to take part due to family commitments, travel, or costs?
Well, now you can!

The idea of CRAFTfest is to showcase sellers using interactive albums, 'your stall', which allows your sellers to browse and purchase items through an interactive link in your product descriptions, 'your voice'.

Your stall will be open 24 hours a day during the 8 day long event and all of our stall holders will be busy promoting themselves, the event and you throughout this time. Why struggle to promote yourself when you can have hundreds of others promoting with you!

Stall will cost £10 which will cover admin and network costs. 

There will also be a 'Blog Tour' bus visiting bloggers from CRAFTfest. The bus (which is on loan from Creative Crafting Magazine will be visiting all 'festers that sign up to CRAFTfest (an extra piece of marketing there!).  This will be lead by Joy, one of the team leaders at CRAFTfest.

This is a great community event. As well selling your products through CRAFTfest this is a great way to market and promote your business as well as meet new like minded crafters. 

You will also receive free promotional material like badges and fliers to print out or add to social networking sites ie: Facebook, Blogs etc which are available here

To read more about the fest and/or sign up for a stall, please visit the CRAFTfest website at

Monday, February 03, 2014

Try Me Kit - Manuka Doctor

These ApiNourish Manuake Doctor bottles are currently FREE on the Manuka Doctor website

I recently heard about this 'freebie', you only have to pay for postage (£2.50) on another bloggers website. I thought I would give it a go as they retail at a high end price at £15.99

The pack contains
  • Rejuvenating Face Mask (7ml)
  • Age-defying Serum (7ml)
  • Restoring Night Cream (7ml)
  • 25% off next order voucher, which isn't bad at all! 

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Wisdom Belle

Wisdom Belle offers great value for money gifts and treats perfect for birthdays, occasions, and celebrations.
 Our aim is to provide you with delicious, tempting, heavenly luscious products which you, your friends and family just cannot live without!

Wisdom Belle products are unique and range from Aromatherapy, Jute Storage, Bathroom Essentials, Candles, Collectables, Games and Woodware.

It is a fantastic website to browse around and pick up gifts for males and females of all ages.
Check it out now!

Behind Closed Doors

I thought I would do a 'behind the scenes' of Sprinkles Sparkles, aka, me! Other than a huge interest in designing, creating and selling jewellery I am also real person. I think we can all tend to forget that there is human being behind the computer screen typing away.

How much do you actually about that person that you are reading the blog about, or following on Facebook, Twitter etc?
I am not about to reveal my inner most secrets, my weight or bra size! But I thought I would share my other interests and hobbies with you all, and also start to create this blog around my joys in life other than focus 100% purely on Sprinkles Sparkles. 

January has been a slow old 31 days.... so this month I have saved up my Christmas money and spent it on make-up and beauty products. 
This is definitely, I wouldn't say passion, but an enjoyment of mine. I am no way a 'beauty blogger' like the 100's of you lovely beauty bloggers out there, but I really do enjoy reading them. Anything from budget make up products, nail art and high street beauty creams. 

The money I earn no way goes anywhere near being able to afford any piece of MAC, Benefit, Bare Minerals, Urban Decay brands, so I am definitely a lower end budget Boots, Superdrug, e.l.f, discount makeup land kinda girl. Sorry!  

Make up haul - A "makeup haul" is a phrase commonly tossed around on social sharing sites suchas blogs, vlogs and youtube. It is a way of updating readers or viewers on yourmakeup collection after you have made several purchases

Last week e.l.f (eyes, lips, face) had an online deal that you could receive a £15 box of goodies for free (oooh!)  or receive free postage (neh!) So yes, I went from the freebie. I was a bit worried that the goodies maybe of no use to me, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Here is what I ordered -

Studio Makeup Mist & Set - £3.75
Mineral Personal Blend Foundation (light)- £8.00
High Definition Powder (yellow)- £6.00

My freebies!

I couldn't be more impressed. None of it is unusable. Well done e.l.f. I'll let you know how I get on with them, but the e.l.f reviews tell it how it is!

I can't let you go without sharing a piece of my jewellery. 

Handmade Blue Petal Flower Bookmark.
A perfect accessory for a bookworm!

Made from mixed blue glass faux pearls, that are attached in groups down the length of the chain. Blue lucite petals are mixed together to form flowers are attached to the bottom of the chain. The chain is attached onto the shepherds crook design silver plated bookmark.

Dimensions -
  • 6mm and & 4mm glass faux pearls.
  • The charms falls at approximately 2 inches (5.08cm).
  • The silver plated bookmark is appropriately 5 inches (12.7cm)