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.

Crafty Creatives Box on claireabellemakes

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.

Crafty Creatives on claireabellemakes

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

Kawaii Box Giveaway

Oof this month is speeding by! To be quite honest I’ve been struggling with my head in January so I’ve neglected the blog a little. I’m trying to take it easy, but I miss this space. So today I’m having a little Kawaii Box giveaway to bring some positivity!

The Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription box which is basically a BOX OF CUTE. Each box contains hand picked items from Japan and Korea including stationery, trinkets, sweet treats and lots more. I was sent a box to review on You Tube so you can take a look at what they contain.

To win a box of your own, just enter on the widget below! A winner will be selected at random.

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Happy Monday!



*I was sent the Kawaii Box free of charge to share with you via a video review. Read more about my disclosure policy here.

Happy Paper Club Stationery Subscription

This month I was pleased to be able to review the Happy Paper Club Stationery Subscription box and I was not disappointed. Gabrielle and her team at The Green Gables design and curate this monthly stationery subscription which focuses on positivity and joy through the mail.Happy-Paper-Club-Subscription-BoxA big plus is that all the stationery is designed on recycled materials and even the cellophane wrap is compostable and bio-degradable. You can be sure that even the environment is happy!Happy-Paper-Club-Stationery

The February box contained a postcard, a greetings card, plenty of letter writing paper, some cool magnets and a notebook. Each month the Happy Paper Club supports another designer by offering a free card coupon too.Positive-Pants-Notebook

The quality of the products is pretty ace and the box fits through your letter box meaning no collecting parcels from the sorting office if you’re not in when the postie calls!Happy-Paper-Club-Writing-SetI think the boxes would be perfect if they contained a pen too and perhaps even some stickers to seal your envelopes with. You can’t fault the value of each box though as they cost just £10 a month for a rolling subscription or £12.95 for a one off box and free UK delivery. Happy-Paper-Club-Stationery-Subscription-Box

If you fancy snapping up a box for yourself, you can do so via the Green Gables website here.  I can’t wait to send my happy mail now!



*The subscription box was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Read more about my disclosure policy here.

DIY Paper Clips Matchbox

This week I’ve been trying to use some of my A Beautiful Mess scrapbook papers from the Messy box subscription. I have to say I was a little disappointed with the last box, but thought I would make use of the plaid papers for this DIY Paperclip Matchbox. I definitely needed to organise my stationery supplies!DIY-Paperclip-Matchbox-Claireabellemakes-For-SizzixSee the full DIY and list of supplies on the Sizzix blog here. Stationery-Boxes

I am looking forward to some downtime over Christmas to make gingerbread and festive treats. Check out these free projects and recipes on the Sizzix site by clicking the image below. Sizzix have also emailed the winner of the latest giveaway so you will have been contacted if it was you!festive-bakes-576x283-bannerThere is also another great giveaway happening with Sizzix to win the Big Shot Plus Starter Kit. This is the one I have and I love it! It comes with dies and all the cutting pads you will need and even some papers to get started on some projects. The closing date is 18 December at 10am GMT and the giveaway is open for UK and EU readers. ENTER HERE!

Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit Giveaway

Claireabellemakes-DIY-Designs-For-Sizzix-UKContinuing the stationery theme, the eagled eyed amongst you will have spotted those scissors, so I’ll be sharing my latest haul from the London Kikki K store soon. I vlogged the members event I attended (so many pretty things) and will be sharing that too. Keep up to date by following me on the links below!