Spookilicious Party Potions

Halloween Party Drink Holder - Steampunk Spells 
Hi every one 
This project was totally inspired by the fabulous Nigel May, after last weeks C & C shows.  If your a G45er you 'll recognise the paper collection but for those of you who're its the totally spookilicious SteamPunk Spells one of Graphic 45 Mid Season launches this year. To order the on line workshop for this project just click here to visit our shop and then click the on line workshop section.

It's all going on in this project.  I pulled out all the stops and in true eclectic G45 style came up with this amazing design for a party drinks holder.  The holder is made out of 2mm chipboard and black card strips.  After painting it all black I started the decoration with 12 x 12 papers on the handle  and blinged up both sides with Aged Silver embossing enamel and Bronzed Mica flakes by Stampendous.  I've used 12 x 12, 8 x 8 and patterned and solids, pockets, tags, banners from the collection and some other bits and pieces to complete the project.  I LOVE IT !! 

I used  the words from the black cat cut apart on the sides along with border and ticket stickers. 

The cog section (on the edge die) was cut out of chipboard, covered in paper and sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Bronze mist before being stuck to the inside of the front and back sections of the holder.  All sections are held together with the gorgeous sheer halloween ribbon by May Arts. 

 And heres the other side. 

Four bottles fit in the holder.  Here are the two I've decorated so far.  The caps are painted with Kaisercraft Turquoise paint,  banners and stickers, gold glitter and glossy accents. The flower collars are held in place with lengths of Ida-ology ball chain. 

Happy Crafting :-) and have a great week whatever you're up to.  


  1. Wow clare this is amazing ! I watched and recorded the show and it was fab ! Im eagerly awaiting my steampunk spells from c & c.

    1. Hi Elaine, lovely to hear from you and great to hear you tuned into the show. This project is totally down to Nigel who inpired me to make something Love Potionish :-) Hope you enjoy your papers when they arrive and if you'd like to send over pics of what you make I'd love to share them on my Followers Gallery. Hugs C

  2. Hi Clare, how cute this is and what a great hostess gift it would make!!! I am going to see if I can find this TV program you are talking about maybe I can find it online!!
    Love everything you do, can't wait for the next one. Are you doing a tutorial on this project?? Hope so!
    Take care!
    Love from Arizona,

  3. Hi Clare,
    Love this, what a great hostess gift it make as well!!!
    Hope you are going to do a tutorial on it, always look forward to everything
    you do!!
    Take care.
    Love from Arizona,

  4. Oh Clare I caught the show lol this is amazing.

    Have you any workshops up and comimg lancashire area? Would love to do one.

  5. Morning Clare, The show was fantastic, and these papers are truly gorgeous. I love this bottle holder, love, love, love, everything you have done.
    Lots of love from Patriciaxx

  6. Clare how fabulous is this???? Please do a tutorial & pattern on this. It would be a lovely way to give a gift anytime of the year. I am in the United States and am unable to see the TV show. I would love to make some of these for family/friends for Christmas.
    Thank you for such awesome inspiration! Sieglinde, Hanover, Virginia

  7. Hello again, Clare
    I noticed on your blog schedule you will be having a craft workshop for December crafts. Please, please do a pattern/tutorial for this fabulous party drink holder for your followers that live out of the country. We would all be so happy, happy, happy!!! Thank you,