Turn January Blues into Mad Motivation

Do you feel the familiar twinge of sadness as you take down the tinsel and shove everything back up in the loft? Me too! But January blues don’t have to own your first month of the New Year. Here are some tips on how to stave off winter woes and turn them into a jet pack full of motivation for …

15 Movies to Inspire Your Summer Holiday.

It’s holiday time and that means we’re packing our bags, buying new sun hats and slathering ourselves in enough sun cream to ice a cake. But with so many locations to choose from, we thought you might like a little inspiration. We’ve turned to cinema to to find some of the best movies that inspire us to travel or visit …

How to take great product photos. Expert advice from Holly Cade Photography.

Having great pictures of your products is a huge part of successfully selling. With this in mind, many of us face the decision, do we try our hand at photography or do we pay for a professional? We thought we’d find out exactly what goes into being a photographer and get some expert advice on taking great pictures for retail …

Why go to wedding fairs as a vender or visitor?

Weddings are beautiful, but let’s face it; organising one is not a pretty process! The word ‘Bridezilla’ gets thrown around a lot, just because you have an image of what your big day will look like and so far, this isn’t it. With so much to take care of, in such a short amount of time, it’s impossible to put …

Summer Festival Wedding

We love festivals; the live music, the dancing like nobody’s watching, the flags and banners, we’re even a fan of the mud if it means we get to break in our awesome polka dot wellies! So, by that logic, a summer festival themed wedding should be even more fun. We created this mood board teaming with ideas of how to …

Sunny Lemon Wedding Inspiration

    Planning a summer wedding next year? We’ve created this citrus inspired mood board to give you some mellow yellow ideas! Leave us a comment letting us know what mood boards you want to see us make for Wedding Wednesdays and don’t forget to follow this board and re-pin on Pinterest.  xoxo        

How to Hold on to That Holiday Feeling… Even When the Tan’s Gone!

Technically, it’s still summer, but it seems someone forgot to tell the weather. Never fear, Shiny Creations has some top tips to help you hold on to that holiday feeling… even when it’s raining cats and dogs! Summer scents: Did you have a particular perfume/body spray this summer? Most ‘holiday marketed’ scents are there one month and off the shelves …

How to stay motivated when working for yourself.

Being your own boss can be amazing. You can take breaks when you want, you can work in your pyjamas and can sort your own priorities. But, if you are not careful, those breaks can start getting longer and longer, you may find you never wear real clothes again and work becomes less of a priority and more of something you …

Our Top 10 Festival Style Trends 2015

It’s summer at last, which means its festival season! So you can dig out and dust off that old flower head band and attempt to scrap off last year’s mud from your wellies, or you can read this and get inspired by Shiny Creations’’ top 10 favorite festival trends of 2015!     1.  Neon Tribal Nails- You’ll need a …

The journey of designing to selling.

  Every collection starts from a tiny idea that, with a bit of pulling and stretching develops into a full scale project. Our jewellery and gifts can be inspired by anything from a great song on the radio, to the doughnut I had for lunch. As soon as I have even the hint of an idea, I hit the books, …