Crafty Creatives Makes: Boxes 4 and 5

It’s been a while since I shared my Crafty Creatives box contents, so I thought I’d share the most recent crafty makes from the Gothic Halloween themed Box (CC Box 4) and the Nostalgia Christmas themed Box (CC Box 5).

If you are new to the concept, for a fee of £12.95 (including P&P). Crafty Creatives deliver a themed box of craft supplies to your door once a month. So far, they have been winners everytime! Have a look at my previous box posts here.*

The Gothic Box included a kit to make a masquerade mask and lots of dark papers, fabrics and jewellery making items. I used these purple resin roses to make some rings.

Crafty Creatives Holiday Boxes

The nostalgic box included Christmas themed items and some lovely paper and wood pieces I will likely use in my smash book. I couldn’t resist making a Cinnamon Stick Candle with the bundle they provided. Any excuse for glue gun action. I added a festive ribbon too.

The pendants and jewellery supplies included in the boxes were really quirky and fun. I particularly loved the teacup and saucer so fixed them together and onto a chain to make a teacup necklace. I made earrings and pendants with the other items.

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The Crafty Creatives boxes are great to push you out of your crafting comfort zones and I loved the holiday themed boxes. Not to mention that the recent one included a kit to make a cute little crochet mouse eek!

What do you think of my makes? Have you made anything from the Crafty Creatives Boxes?

claireabelle

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*Please note, this is not a sponsored post, I just enjoyed the Crafty Creatives boxes so much I felt compelled to share them 🙂

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Crafty Creatives Subscription Box 3

It’s that time of the month again when the Crafty Creatives Subscription Box arrives! This time it was the turn of box number 3. In my opinion, this is the best one yet!!

If you don’t know about Crafty Creatives, take a little look at their website here. If you like the look of what they have to offer – you pay just £10 a month and a little extra P&P for a box of lovely supplies to craft with, win!

What was in Box 1 and 2? Find out in my previous posts here and here.

If you don’t want to know about this month’s box just yet, don’t scroll any further! SPOILERS AHEAD!!

The art card this month is of koi fish by David Martignoni. Pretty!

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The Chinese theme included many paper supplies which I was really happy about!

Crafty Creatives Box on claireabellemakes

The fabric is beautiful and will probably be made into a drawstring bag at some point. Always handy to have needles!

Crafty Creatives Box on claireabellemakes

Crafty Creatives Box on claireabellemakes

I’m always happy if there are food stuffs involved. My fortune cookie told me “someone is watching you smile….” creepy!

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I was most excited about the kit this month as book binding is on my craft bucket list, yay!

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I did mine along the long edge (the instructions said to stitch along the short edge) as I wanted it this way. I glued the coins on the front and some beads to finish. The stitching could have been neater and a little tighter, but I still like it.

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Have you received a Crafty Creatives box? I’d love for you to share your links below!

claireabelle x

Crafty Creatives Subscription Box 2

You may have seen my last post about the very first Crafty Creatives subscription box. It was all very very exciting.

The second one has arrived, yay!! If you have yet to receive/open your box, I would recommend that you don’t scroll down any further, if you’d like yours to remain a surprise!

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Included was…..

  • Art Card by artist Anthony Peters
  • Large square of hessian material (not pictured)
  • Large wooden bunting flags (not pictured)

And the delights pictured below!

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I was dead excited to see that some Jane Means ribbon was also included. Kitty approves of the box too! Those star charms are just the cutest, I need to brainstorm what to use them for. I suspect some of this box will be incorporated into my new obsession with friendship bracelets.

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The kit this time includes items to make a nautical rope bracelet. I’m super excited about this. Even though I was missing a small item, the Crafty Creatives girls were super efficient and lovely about sending it out to me. Also included were some sheets of nautical paper, I thought this was a great touch.

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We aren’t getting a beach holiday this year, so I’m going to get inspired and do some smash booking with the paper and buttons.

Overall, another fantastic box! I’ll be sure to blog my makes from this box!  Watch this space!

claireabelle x

Subscription Craft Box from Crafty Creatives

A Subscription Craft Box from Crafty Creatives? What’s this all about then? I’ll start from the beginning….

Whilst on Twitter (my biggest addiction), I came across the fab newly formed Crafty Creatives, run by sisters,  Claire and Isobel. They offer something no one else in the UK does – a craft box sent to your door every month, full of surprise craft supply items. Only a tenner and a bit for P&P!

I’d seen a few beauty box subscriptions out there, but I’d been waiting for a craft version to become available, as it combines my love of craft supplies and receiving post. Perfect! Judging by the quality of the first box I received (#CCBox1), Claire and Isobel have done a fantastic job of sourcing high quality suppliers and developing a strong brand.

So what was in it?! I’m sure there will be a few of these posts out there, but I wanted to share the box straight away. DO NOT READ AHEAD IF YOU DON’T WANT A SPOILER!! In future, I plan to blog about what I have made from the supplies.

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Crafty Creatives on claireabellemakes

Crafty Creatives on claireabellemakes

The box has a floral theme throughout and includes buttons, beads, gift tag, floral pegs, tissue paper, a glass pendant, embroidery thread, fabric-tac (full size bottle), cotton ribbon, a fat quarter of William Morris fabric and 2 smiley flower beads. Sadly I wasn’t the lucky recipient of the surprise ladybird, but here’s hoping for next time!

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Also included was a kit to make an item, this time it is a fabric brooch.

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My favourite item was the floral pegs – sweet!

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It feels as though your box is lovingly put together with care, attention and a handmade touch. Fantastic value and a real treat if your postman obeys your note directing him to your secret hiding place for parcels!

Crafty Creatives boxes are only available in the UK at the moment, but I believe they have plans to expand into the EU eventually. For my US readers, Whimsey Box offers a similar service.

I’m already looking forward to Box 2!

Claire x

Crafty Fox Talks

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of joining Jesse from Nuffnang for the latest  in the Crafty Fox Talks series: The Nuts & Bolts of Creative Business.

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Talk about a super inspiring evening! Emma Jones from Enterprise Nation gave a passionate talk about running a business and shared stories of large businesses she has been involved with. You could tell she would be an honest business mentor!

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Image from Crafty Fox Market Website

Caroline from 91 Magazine and Zoe from Ladybird Likes both gave inspiring talks about their business journeys so far. Their honesty was appreciated by all and it was fab to put some online faces to names.

The best part of events like this is meeting other creatives. It’s hands down the most rewarding thing about doing this whole creative biz thing (beside making sales!). The creative community never fails to make me smile. Having a natter with Zoe, Charlotte and Jesse was the highlight of the evening.

At the end of the night after a swoon over the inspiration table and with a handful of business cards, I took the train back to Cambridge for some reading time of the latest issue of 91 Magazine.

Toodles!

Claire

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