Skip to main content


Showing posts from December, 2016

Sea waves soap

This soap was supposed to be something totally different... ๐Ÿ˜ฒ...anyway, it didn't turn out to be so ugly, did it? ๐Ÿ˜ข

...the day after...

I had plenty of soda ashes, but I think that this time they came in handy! The top looks foamy and the white and blue curls look like sea waves ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

Recipe: Olive oil (pomace) 30% Coconut oil 30% Palm oil (organic) 30%
Canola oil 10%
Note that the palm oil I buy from The Soap Kitchen 'carries Organic Certification and comes from Columbia. It is not produced on land that has been taken from the Rain Forests, nor are there any Orangutangs made homeless. Our suppliers do use 'ethical' methods in their production (we have actually visited the site). Our Columbian suppliers are members of the RSPO (Round Table for Sustainable Production of PalmOil).'
Colours: orange and violet liquid soap dyes. Liquid dyes can be a bit of a pain because they tend to give spots.

Decorations: star anise and red cosmetic glitters.

Scent: no fragrances or essentia…

Bookmarks for Scrap4smile

I made these bookmarks with a huge amount of love because they are for a special initiative: they will be distributed to hospitalized young patients, their parents and to the hospital personnel taking care of them. 
Bookmarks for Scrap4smile
From left to right: The Polka dots sunflower, butterfly tree, Lotus, tartan alphabet, Japanese holidays, balloons 

Soy wax candles: Xmas 2016 version :-)

I had a very late request for Xmas candles ๐Ÿ˜“⏳⌚๐Ÿ˜“, but the good thing is that I had been given 100% of freedom on the choice of colors, decorations, fragrance, container ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‡
This year, I've been so into glass recycling that I've been using jam jars for almost all my container candles.
I particularly love the jars from the French brand La Bonne Maman (see HERE) because they are big, easytowork with (you don't have to struggle to stick the wick holder to the bottom of the container) and original! They have a screwable lid that helps to preserve the candle fragrance and protect the decorations on top. Last, but not least, they can be washed in the dishwasher and you can recycle them as many times as you want.
For these candles I've used soy wax (Click for an overview of waxes), cinnamon fragrance (which I've also used in other projects such as in HERE and HERE), a lead-free cotton-wick, and tiny decorations made of soy wax too (see also HERE and HERE.)

Close-up view of…

Wrapping Xmas gifts

Boxes realized with the envelope punch board, Sizzix Xmas dies and Big Shot machine, baker'stwineand felt Christmas embellishments (Trees, Stars, Mittens and Stockings).
By using this on-line CALCULATOR you can make boxes of all kinds!
Read also this blog post HERE for details on soap box making with the envelop punch board.

RobsCreations Facebook page

For additional videos, pictures and tutorials please ๐Ÿ˜‰visit and LIKE my Facebook page

Xmas bookmarks from paper strip leftovers

I like to recycle every bit of paper when I'm crafting!!! ♲

At the beginning of this week I've been re-sizing Xmas craft paper to create soap boxes with the envelop punch board and ended up with a bunch of paper strips...

I kept wondering for a day or two what to do with these paper leftovers and all of a sudden their simple shape suggested me to create Xmas-themed bookmarks! You always think you have too many bookmarks (receipts, postcards, flyers๐Ÿ˜…), but when you need a nice one... you never find one! ๐Ÿ˜
Step 1) I reinforced the back of the bookmarks with red cardboard 

Step 2) I've die-cut some Xmas trees with this lovely Sizzix set

...or used leftover Xmas trees from the shaker cards project you can find HERE, and glued them on the front of the bookmarks.

Step 3) I've cut a tiny rectangular opening on the upper part of each bookmark and threaded an organza red ribbon through the slit.
Step 4) I've printed out some sentences and book drawings. I've cut out the prin…