Tuesday, 23 July 2013

CCBox13 inspiration...

Although like myself lots of you love the Crafty Creatives Birthday box I have seen that some of you are not so keen. So I thought I'd help! 

Even though the box is five kits that doesn't mean that's what you HAVE to use it for. So I have found some inspiration for you all! 

I make a LOT of cards, it's my main craft passion! The crepe paper in the box is great to go on a card. I love these four above! 

If your not a floral kind of a person, you can also make great bows from crepe paper! 

This is my favourite though and I got pink crepe paper in my box so I will be having a go at this one! 

If you are a floral person but just don't like the kit, these flowers are all made from crepe paper. There are lots of tutorials online on how to make lots of different kinds. 

The paper flowers are super simple to make, but why not try them in different types of papers... I liked the cupcake one as it reminded me of the cases I still haven't used from the spots and stripes box! 

These are all made from stockings. Even the cute butterfly! 

Some more complex felt flowers. Think I might have a go at the rose! 

I also love these felt cards. I have a while piece left and some scraps that I'm going to turn into a few cards.

If you don't want to make the flower with your seed beads why not make some jewellery??? I still have heaps left so I might make a bracelet too! 

Take a look at Pinterest and google and see what you can find! The boxes can be used any way you like! I shall be making a few of the above and will blog all my makes. 


Monday, 22 July 2013

CCBox13 makes...

Well... I got a bit carried away at the weekend and have now completed all of the kits!!! Here are the last two! 

I absolutely loved this kit! Even though it took me two hours! I'd love to do more of them so I think I may invest in a bead spinner! 

It takes time to thread all the beads but once that is done it is fairly quick. Once the first petal was done and I knew what I was doing it was simple to do. 

From two hours to two minutes! I've made lots of paper flowers and roses before so this was easy for me! 

Now to play with all the other bits and leftovers in the box.... 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Crafty Creatives Box 13....The Birthday Box!!!

This months Crafty Creatives box was extra special as it was the BIRTHDAY BOX! A huge well done and Happy Birthday to the hard working Crafty Creatives team! I have been with you watching your creativeness grow since box one! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your journey! 

This is the first ever crafty creatives box! The theme was floral and this month they decided to go back to where it all began and revisit the floral box... With a twist! This was actually one of my favourite boxes (i feel slightly attached to it as it was the first one!) so I was really pleased they decided to revisit the theme. 

The kits have been with us since box one (a few pictured above) and are one of my favourite things about the boxes as it allows me to explore things I would probably never try myself! This months box was slightly different as it was not one kit but FIVE! (Eeeek!) 

As if that wasn't enough of a surprise when I held my pink parcel in my hands this month I though to myself hmm this feels different! I quickly tore through the pink packaging and to my surprise not only the box fell out! 

An extra parcel fell out...

For being a member from CCBox1 I got an extra "Thank You" gift. 😊

This is what makes Crafty Creatives a cut above the rest! Such a lovely gesture! Thank you for giving me a year full of learning so many new techniques and crafts! 

Everything about this months box was a little different even the art card! We were all asked to send pictures in of us with our boxes... And that's me top left! 

Unlike the normal kit, as this box had five, they decided not to separate them all. I was really glad they did this as I could still have my usual rummage! Instead they gave us a leaflet which explains all the things we need and how to do each 'kit'.
Each kit is a flower kit. 

• felt flower 
• crepe paper flower bunch
• stocking flower
• paper flower hair slide 
• French beaded flower (this looks tricky!) 

Oh I almost forgot we also got a crafty creatives 1st birthday balloon as well! 

I have already tried three of my kits! 

There were also a few other lovely items in the box, I especially loved the heart pendant! 

I can't wait to see what the next year brings to Crafty Creatives and I am loving every minute of being a part of it! 

To celebrate their birthday here is a look back on some of my makes from the past boxes!  

The brooch shown above was the kit in the original floral box! 

Check out my Instagram for lots more crafty goodness @mrsgcrafts 

Coasters made with last months gorgeous fabric...

Happy Birthday Crafty Creatives!!!!!!!! X