This is my 4th box, part of the appeal to this is the surprise, when the pink package arrives and you finally get to find out the monthly theme and explore the goodies in the box. But… when you open your box there is a lovely sheet of patterned paper hiding the good stuff, they have all been so nice i am sure i will find a use for these too. back to the box.

paper inside box

pretty paper

The next thing you find is the art card, I particularly like this one the artist is Luke Spooner a.k.a Carrion House.
As I get more boxes and more art cards I will have to think of a way of displaying them.

Carrion House art card

Carrion House art card

Next comes a stripey bag with the kit inside, another surprise and you start to get a peek at the goodies.

Inside the box

Getting a peek at the goodies

After this stage I like to take all of the bits out one at a time and examine what I have got.

Contents of the box

exploring the contents

Kit
Tickets
Swirl Patterned Buttons
Glue
Rubber Stamps
Purple Beads
Masquerade Pendants
Blank Coasters
Temporary Tattoos
Circus Images (mirror images?!?)
Patterned Paper

After reading the kit contents I realised the images are in reverse so that you can use them as a transfer, the instructions of how to to this went up on the Crafty Creatives Blog. I am giving this a go, the glue is drying as I write this post

What’s in the kit?

Animal Pendant kit

Bear pendant kit

The kit includes a plastic animal and some decorative bits and pieces to transform it into a circus animal.
To be honest, this kit isn’t really me BUT I have had a bit of inspiration and I am working on a different piece of  circus inspired jewellery and I think I have a plan for the bear too possibly involving the glue and some glitter.
I will update when I get the chance.

 

I didn’t manage to get round to blogging about the last box, annoying, as it has been my favourite so far, everything in box 15 was black and white themed. There was a black pen and a mini sketchbook, perfect for some on the go zentangling,  a needle felting kit, I love needle felting. So far i have made two penguins, 4 mini penguin charms, two ghosts and a mini snowman charm that I haven’t photographed because he is really creepy looking!
I will add a clasp to the mini penguins so they can be added to a bracelet or a necklace.

Needle felted penguins

needle felted penguins

needle felted ghost

woooooooooooooo!

There was also a gorgeous fabric fat quarter, mini blackboard peg, polymer clay rose, domino beads, Aubrey Beardsley prints, graphite pencil, teabag folding squares and pins.

 

inside box 15

black and white