Sunday, October 27, 2013

Roll up, roll up! Crafty Creatives Box #16

I have been neglecting you, dearest blog readers. The past few months have been crazy with seasonal preparations for craftiness, but the good thing is that after this coming weekend, my main deadlines will be past, and aside from commissions, I'll be able to devote my time to blog posts and other crafty fun!

Last Wednesday, I got my latest Crafty Creatives box, and I've already had a break from my own crafting to play with it a bit.

The theme for this box (number 16, wow!) is Victorian Circus!

The art card is by Luke Spooner who also did last year's October box- definitely a flair for the creepy here.

I'm always drawn to these little bits the most, it seems. Some pretty purple glass beads and those printed buttons are great.

I think my favourite thing in this whole box was this tin of little circus stamps. They're less creepy and more cute, and I can't wait to have time to play with them a bit!

And this month's kit was to make a kitsch animal pendant necklace- as you can see I've already had a bit of fun playing with mine! I added a purple bell from last year's Nostalgia box, some glitter from the Blue box, and put him on a keyring instead of a necklace-- I want to put him on a handbag!

And here's a rundown of everything in the box.
  • Art Card by Carrion House
  • CC Kit: Kitsch animal pendant
  • 4 stripey buttons
  • circus stamp tin
  • strand of purple glass beads
  • 3 mask pendants/charms
  • admission tickets- I got red and orange!
  • 2 double-sided craft papers
  • Materials for extra coaster kit including:
    • two plain coaster
    • sheet of tattoos (I got dragons)
    • reversed circus images
    • Stix2 PVA glue
I wasn't blown away by this box- but it's growing on me. Even though the kit wasn't really 'me', I had a lot of fun playing with the hot glue gun, and am happy with how it turned out. The stamps as well are a really great and I'm looking forward to have a moment to play with them.

Hopefully I'll have some blog entries for you after this weekend, and as I have a lot of CC kits yet to finish for my yearly goals (9?!), I'll have some entries showing those off soon.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't had a good look at my stamps yet but the ones you got look good. As much as I love the bear, I'm slightly envious of your tiger they are my favourite animals!