Sunday, 24 March 2013

Thank You to #Craftfest

A huge big thank you!

It's been another successful Craftfest! Last week saw the running of the Spring 2013 Craftfest - the biggest online craft fair.  As usual it was a busy week filled with helping to promote the event through various mediums. Pinning, Tweeting, Stumbling, Blogging and Facebooking promotions were just some of the things that went on!

For me by partaking in Craftfest I have 5 main aims:
1. To achieve sales  
2. To increase the awareness of the name ColaCreations and items I sell
3. To increase my network or fellow crafters
4. To learn about other web mediums such as Pinterest, Blogging etc
5. To increase the awareness of and promote Craftfest itself as an event

Once again Craftfest has been a great learning experience and to some extent I have achieved all the aims I set myself.  Each time I take part in Craftfest I manage to learn something new (the thing I am most excited about this time is backlinking!) and meet more great people, as well as of course chatting to old crafter acquaintances!

The camaraderie and team work that goes on throughout the week of Craftfest is really phenomenal and something very special to be a part of.

Of course, Craftfest couldn't even operate if it wasn't for the two main ladies behind the scenes: Anna The Crystal Lady and Avril from Sprinkles & Sparkles.  Both put an extraordinary amount of time and effort to making Craftfest the successful event that it is, so a huge thank you to both of them!

Craftfest is held on the Creative Connections Network - this is a great place to meet like minded crafters and well worth joining.  If you are not yet a member then join today!

The next Craftfest will be taking place in June and booking forms will be available soon to book your place.  If you are interested then visit Craftfest today.

I am hoping the next Craftfest will see the launch of another range of great items from ColaCreations......I will keep you in suspense as to what that is!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

My #Craftfest Wishlist

My #Craftfest Wishlist

As part of our Twitter task earlier this week we were all able to have a bit of browsing time at Craftfest and put together a virtual wishlist of all our favourite items.  Not an easy task when there are so many gorgeous things!

I thought today I'd share with you some of the goodies that would be on my #Craftfest Wishlist (so if anyone is in need of a Birthday/Christmas/or just because gift idea for me - here you are!)

Rainbow Suncatcher from Raven's Stained Glass 

Vintage 1950s Sanderson linen cushion cover from Personal Space Interiors

Romantic rat by Minty Club

Personalised Wedding Favour Good Luck Charm from LynseyLovesxxx

Polka Dot Adjustable Ring by Beaded Bazaar

Heart Shaped Hanging Ornaments by Favourite Things

A set of three lovely silver plated forks from Rescue and Revive

Handmade felt rabbit by Pepperpot Crafts

Lamp Work Bead Bracelet in Black and White £40 from The Bead Bounty

Personalised Melamine Plate with a Dancing Monkey Theme by Craftie Chicks

Personalised Bride & Groom Guest Book by Dottie Designs

Yellow and Orange Stained Glass Inspired Wall Hanging $14 USD from JellyBeanPottery

Crochet Bead Earrings from DueAmiche

Apricot Bath Melts from Bath Bomb Creations

I hope you've enjoyed the items on my Wishlist - why not go and have a browse yourself! Craftfest is open until 23rd March 2013!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Wedding Season at Craftfest!

Wedding Ideas!

For unique and unusual wedding favours, wedding jewellery, wedding gifts, wedding keepsakes, decorations and lots more, visit the WeddingStalls over at Craftfest.

I have put together a selection of some unusual, unique and bespoke Wedding items!

The creators and sellers of these sensational items are:

Fairyhogmama – creating simply stunning bridal tiaras and jewellery

Keep It In a Frame – handcrafting beautifully finished personalised wedding guest books.  Also featured are the super cute personalised Bridesmaid and Page Boy Thank You gifts.

Created in Cloth – running up the cute Groom/Best Man and Bride/Bridesmaid Bottle aprons – a great Thank You or Wedding gift

Kwurk-ee – creating exquisite head pieces from silk and embellished with quality crystals, glass pearls and beads.

And of course I couldn’t not mention ColaCreations!

ColaCreations - creating personalised wedding wall art, Mr & Mrs Coasters, Bride and Groom coasters and personalised Confetti!

Visit Craftfest today!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Baby boom at #craftfest

Craftfest goodies for small people!

With Spring just around the corner (well despite the forecast snow!), it's that time  for lambs, bunnies and babies!  With that in mind I thought I'd dedicate this Blog to those sellers that have gorgeous, cute and adorable items for babys, toddlers and small people!

So without further ado, I have put together a selection of fabulous items!

Doodlebump -creating  beautiful Personalised Nursery Pictures

The Old Button - fabric gifts for little people!

Jelliebabies - Handmade bespoke nursery packages , baby accessories and personalised clothing.

Daisy Eliza Designs - Hand knitted and crocheted baby clothes and accessories

Mammazoom - creating fun and Practical hand crocheted Beanie and Hats for all the ages.

Sockies by KFH - creating toys from socks (Sockies!)

 ColaCreations - creating a lasting personalised keepsake.  Beautiful framed wall art.

For these great items and more, visit Craftfest today!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Shop 'til you drop!

Shopping in comfort!

All ladies that LOVE shopping, but hate the sore feet from too much walking and the aching arms from carrying those shopping bags.  If this is you, then you need to visit Craftfest today!  The place where you can browse, peruse, mooch around and make fabulous purchases all from the comfort of your arm chair!
Whether you're looking for gifts for friends or families, stunning jewellery, bath and beauty treats, fashion &  accessories or you just fancy treating yourself to something new, you'll find this and lots more at Craftfest.

To help you in your shopping quest, I have put together a few of the stalls you can visit! So without further ado - here we go!

Arabella's Attic - selling handmade bags, purses and accessories

Find more photos like this on Creative Connections

Kwur-Kee - the creators of stunning headpieces, all inspired by cocktail hats and fascinators popular in the 1940s and 1950s. They are created from silk and embellished with fine quality crystals, glass pearls and beads.

Find more photos like this on Creative Connections

NoodleBubble - the place to buy fab fun felt delights, including brooches and button jewellwery.

Find more photos like this on Creative Connections

Raven's Stained Glass - Beautiful handcrafted stained glass suncatchers and gifts, plus a selection of handcrafted jewellery featuring carefully hand selected semi precious gemstones, crystals and beads.


Find more photos like this on Creative Connections

Personal Space Interiors - the home of beautiful vintage, retro and contemporary style cushions, home accessories and gifts.

Find more photos like this on Creative Connections

From Rags to Bags - makers of Handmade homewares and handbags.

Find more photos like this on Creative Connections

There are plenty of other incredible stalls selling beautiful items.  Craftfest is open for the rest of the week, so don't delay visit today!

CRAFTfest is here!!

CRAFTfest is here!!

If you're looking for some fabulous handcrafted items that are truly unique then visit the Spring Craftfest - the biggest online craft fair!  You'll find a range of amazing items, from jewellery to gifts, homeware to bath & beauty products, childrens toys, cards, items for pets and lots lots more!

This CRAFTfest has seen the launch of a new Keepsake range from ColaCreations.

My keepsakes are handmade and personalised prints to celebrate the arrival of new babies and the celebration of weddings!

Each keepsake is a bespoke print mounted and in a box frame ready to hang on the wall.  The deep box frames are available in either small or large.  The printed wording is personalised, printed on premium card and there are several different designs available so you can create something completely unique and bespoke.


This beautiful keepsake can be for either a new baby girl or baby boy.  The wording and colour can be of your choice.  The wording is bordered by a range of different sized buttons in the colour of your choice.  The perfect gift to celebrate the arrival of a new baby! Click here for more information.


A stunning handcrafted personalised wedding keepsake.  The wording, font and colour can be personalised for a completely bespoke piece of art.  The wording is bordered with a heart shape of small individually cut out hearts in different coloured papers. This would make a great wedding, anniversary or engagement gift.
Click here for more information.


Another handmade wedding keepsake completely personalised for a truly unique gift.  The printed wording is personalised and printed on premium card with a border of personalised heart confetti.  The heart confetti can be personalised with your own text.  For example: bride & groom., always & forever, wedding date, the names of the happy couple.  click here for more information. 

I am still of course creating my beautifully scented teacup candles, super useful and practical peg memo magnets and knitting snuggly warm knits.

Please do stop by the Spring CRAFTfest and check out my new range.  Don't forget there are plenty of other talented sellers there who may have something that will take your fancy!

Thanks for taking the time to read! :)