September Sun

Beautiful day here today, so much so that I couldn’t resist sitting in the garden to eat my lunch after a hard morning gardening.

But afternoons are made for crafting…..and today I managed to come up with some rather lovely pieces. Here’s a sneak peek….


and another…


Gotta love playing with glitter and skulls 🙂

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Lilactwist loves….Skulls

So the internet is a wild and wonderful place, minutes can turn into hours, and a simple search can bring up some most surprising results. To have the ability to find out answers to questions or seek out your fellow tribe is a blessing, and the talent out there is just mind blowing. This week I have been spending much time planning and looking for unique Christmas present ideas so thought I would share with you some of my findings.

This first ‘Lilactwist loves…..’ post is based on Skulls. Enjoy! And dont forget you can see all the other dark and unique findings over on my Pinterest board here.

Click on any picture to take you straight to the maker or supplier 🙂

Individual Skull teapot by WWCeramics UK…..available on etsy 786c0cd4ce3960bcc5c133a0fbce8759Gorgeous eh! Make an ideal Xmas pressie for sure.

Skull Anatomical Cushion Cover made with Glow in the Dark material! by LilMissWednesday


Black glass Sugar Skull tumblers by Nemesis now


Skull and Rose wall plaque by April Slaughter


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Squeezing in a quick 20 mins to craft!

Non Stop. Ironic really, my day off and I have worked harder today than ever! I’ve made lunch for the starving son….twice, cleaned, hoovered, cooked my meal prep lunches for me for the week, changed the beds, put away the shopping, cleaned the bathrooms, washed up and mopped the floors.


Had to sneak in a little crafting though…


The first early bird Christmas orders have now gone out, and I have a new pile of craft goodies to play with. Roll on the weekend when I can get creative again!

Watch this space for some new designs…..;)

Gothic Christmas

Some new and rather fabulous Gothic Christmas cards are up on Etsy and the website! Go check them out!

I love Etsy, and have only just opened up my own shop and am slowwwwly adding designs into it, one of which is the ‘Silver Spiky Snowflake’ Gothic Christmas Card as seen below…..


A few One off designs have also been added onto the website like the Black Glitter Tree card here-


Many designs are limited edition with as few as 3 available….so if you are looking for something that little bit different be quick and head over to our website and check us out now!


You can also follow us on Pinterest or Instagram! Follow us and say hi 🙂

We are on Pinterest!

Come to the dark side and follow us!
We have set up a Lilactwist Designs Pinterest page, lots of dark goodies to see alongside our lovely cards of course. Over the next few weeks we willbe adding a new board that will allow other users to pin their own dark craft creations, so take a peek, follow us and drop me a line if you want to be a collaborator for the upcoming group board 🙂
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August Sunshine and glitter


I love it, I have to confess. Designing Christmas cards while the skies are blue and the sun shines gives me a real buzz.

Not sure why, guess its the start of the excitement building for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Either way, I love nothing more than sitting at my table, surrounded with Christmas trees, glitter, ribbon and Christmas themed paper, just being creative while the door is wild open and the warm air sweeps in.

Long may it last…