Lucky Dip Club Travel Box

As promised, here is a look at the August Lucky Dip Club Box! I was so chuffed to be asked by Leona to contribute to the travel themed box which was named the Geek Girls Guide to Travel.

One of my big goals this year was to collaborate with Leona and I was thrilled to receive her email before I had the courage to do so myself. MUCH EXCITEMENT (followed by a ton of nervousness and self doubt).

Here’s what was included in the Lucky Dip Club box! The majority of the items were designed by Viktorija of And Smile fame.

Seek-Adventure-Lucky-Dip-Club-Travel-BoxThe zine is always my favourite part and this month included a feature on Viktorija, me and Pauline from Benu Made. Two awesome girls I admire so much. You can see more of the zine in the video below.

20 random subscribers also received a limited edition bicycle bracelet from my store – I made them in pastel colours exclusively for the boxes. And-Smile-Illustrations-Lucky-Dip-Club

How cute is that girl scout patch?! And the charm of the month was a little camera.Camera-Charm-Lucky-Dip-ClubEvery box also included a STAY LUCKY Scrabble Inspired Postcard designed by me. This was an exclusive design and I was so chuffed to see people enjoying it via their Instagram snaps (see them by searching for #luckydipclub).Stay-Lucky-PostcardIt was a stationery heavy box this month which suited me really well.Lucky-Dip-Club-Travel-Box

I just returned from my holiday to Disney World so the box was perfect timing. I used the Bon Voyage pouch to take my colouring pencils along.Minnie-Mouse-Ears-and-Travel-Pouch

If you want to see a full unboxing, you can see watch the video below or find it on my You Tube channel here.

I want to give a massive thanks to Leona for asking me to be involved and if you’re here after finding me through the Lucky Dip Club, a big welcome and hello!!!

The Lucky Dip Club is a monthly subscription box full of surprises and personalised goodies. I can’t recommend it highly enough and I’ve been a subscriber since day one! Each box is £18 per month and includes p&p.



Lucky Dip Club Folksy Box

UK handmade fans were up bright and early last week to try and grab one of 300 Lucky Dip Club Folksy boxes that went on sale at 7am. I managed to get one, but the website crashed under the huge demand and the boxes sold out in minutes #TEAMHANDMADE.

So what was the fuss all about? Lucky Dip Club collaborated with 15 Folksy designers to bring us a colourful collection of handmade items that were exclusively designed for the box.

If you’re still waiting for your box and don’t want the surprise ruined, I suggest you read once you have opened yours – SPOILER ALERT!

Lucky-Dip-Club-Folksy-Box-ReviewEach box has a zine which includes a message from Leona (the genius behind the Lucky Dip Club concept) and this time it included a message from the Folksy Team and a blurb on each designer.What-was-in-the-Lucky-Dip-Club-Folksy-Box
The box was a lucky dip of 5 products. The full list of designers can be found here.Folksy-Collaboration-with-Lucky-Dip-Club

I received the cutest ceramic ice cream from Little Birdy Crafts.

Lucky-Dip-Club-Handmade-Folksy-Box A Make Magic card from Lucky Dip Club which I will likely use for scrapbooking.

Folksy-Lucky-Dip-Club-Box-Claireabellemakes-Review I was super psyched to get some cheerful postcards from Bread and Jam.Bread-And-Jam-Postcards-Lucky-Dip-Club……

….and an adorable silkscreen print of an ice cream van by Bel’s Art World.Lucky-Dip-Club-Bel's-Art-World

I adore I am Acrylic’s creations, so I was really excited to see this carrot pin in the box. Their pieces are all cut by hand – these guys are killing it on the handmade scene at the moment.

I like that the box introduced me to some new makers I hadn’t heard of too. Red Hang Gang included the cutest kawaii designs.

I paid £25 for the box which included £40 worth of quality handmade/designed items. I’m so chuffed with the selection I received and as ever, the delivery was super quick.

I also subscribe to the monthly box from Lucky Dip Club (Leona now puts together around 1100 boxes every month!), but there are one-off boxes and individual items available on the website here.

I do hope Folksy will be doing another one of these boxes again soon. It’s great to see UK designer makers being celebrated!





3D Flower Boxes

Yesterday I spent my day showing people how to make these cute 3D Flower Boxes at the Etsy Cambridge Craft Party! Click the link below to see more photos of the boxes people chose to make.


Click here to see more photos on the Sizzix Blog which also includes an explanation of how we made the flower boxes and what materials were used.

We used the following dies to make our Flower Boxes:

Sizzix also have some free printable papers which are perfect for Father’s Day.





DIY Easter Treats Gift Box

Can you believe it’s Easter in a week?! Where is this year going? And why haven’t I eaten more mini eggs in preparation?!

We don’t do a whole lot to celebrate Easter, perhaps just a roast dinner and a bike ride if the weather is nice. Although I am thinking about a Disney film marathon and some crochet time if it’s a rainy day. Did I tell you we are off to Florida for a Disney trip later this year? EXCITEMENT!

I digress. I’ve been crafting with some cute Easter printables which are free to download from Sizzix. I made this super sweet Easter Treats Gift Box to hide your chocolate eggs in.


Find the full DIY and free printable papers on the Sizzix blog here!


What are you plans for the Easter weekend? I’d love to see any Easter makes you’ve been sharing!

And yes, I totally bought mini eggs just for this DIY.