Christmas Countdown - Day 14

Hi Everyone 
Our perpetual calendar kit is half price today.  Use your paints, stamps and inks and customise your own calendar for the home or office.  It makes a great gift too.  The corners of the tiles can be shaped using a Corner Chomper, add decorative feet to the base and stamp an inspirational sentiment on the front to make you smile each day as you change the date.   If you'd like to pick up todays bargain click here. 


Christmas Countdown 2018 - Day 11

Hi everyone 
We've got a fabulously festive kit launching today. Just perfect for you to create a stunning 3D Christmas themed piece of home decor. 
The kit contains, one 3D Christmas tree and stand (H:12" W: 11"), one bauble, one 50ml gold metallic paint and one A4 Christmas Robin rice paper. 
I'm sure you can think of oodles of ways to decorate the tree and bauble.  Here's how our sample came together: 

Step 1 - paint both sides of the tree and stand with gold paint.  Leave to dry. 

Step 2 -choose a stencil and use texture paste to add raised detail to the tree.  Heat set or leave to air dry. 

Step 3 - paint over the texture paste with gold paint.  Leave to dry.

Step 4 - working on one side at a time cover the star with glossy accents and then cover with glitter.  Leave to dry before repeating on the other side of the star. 

Step 5 - paint a couple of layers of white acrylic paint inside the back half of the bauble.  Leave to dry completely.   Cut a holly sprig from the rice paper and stick top left in the back of the bauble.  Use glossy accents to stick faux snow the the lower section. 

Step 6 - Cut a holly leaf and robin out of the rice paper.  Stick to the front of the centre section of the bauble.  Add red dots of Perfect Pearls/Stickles for berries, dots of glossy accents sprinkled with glitter around the top of the robin and a little faux snow by his feet.  Finish off with a Perfect Pearl/Stickles snail trail around the edge. Leave to dry.

Step 7 - Cut a few more holly leaves and berries from the rice paper and stick inside the lower section of the bauble front.  Leave to dry.

Step 8 - Cover the back of the bauble with the lighter area of the rice paper, easing the edges down around the curve of the bauble.  Leave to dry.

Step 9 - assemble the bauble, thread a ribbon through the top and pipe a decorative edge over the joint to seal it.  Hang up and leave to dry.  You could stick a narrow ribbon around the edge as an alternative. 

Hand the bauble from the hook on the Christmas Tree, stand back and admire your work :-) 
Other supplies used 
Paint Brush 
Mod Podge
White acrylic paint 
Red & gold Perfect Pearls 
A sprinkling of Faux Snow
Glossy Accents 
Gold/Crystal Glitter 
Texture Paste 
I hope I've inspired you to be creative this Christmas.  If you'd like to order the kit click here. 
Thanks for calling by, enjoy your week and do call back to catch up on more festive offers over the next few days. :-) C 


Christmas Countdown 2018 - Day 9

Morning everyone
Sharing todays Christmas Countdown offer - 50% off the Patchwork Album PDF Tutorial released today.  Click here if you'd like to order the PDF.  Please note dimensions for the album cover are not given in the PDF.  The Album Cover Set for this project is as a separate purchase.  Click here to add to your basket. 


Winner Christmas Countdown 2018 - Day 6

Thank you to everyone who entered our Christmas Countdown 2018 Day 6 Giveaway.  Gleam has chosen Jane Llewellyn as out lucky winner.  Jane would you e mail your address to me at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com so we can get your apron off to you. 
Do call back to see more Christmas Countdown offers.  :-) C 

Christmas Countdown 2018 - Day 8

Morning everyone, we have a new gorgeous new craft blank and Vintage Teddy Bear Craft Bundle launching today on the website.  The undecorated Vanity Case is ready to decorate in your favourite medium and the kit turns the case into a Vintage Teddy Bear themed case.  So cute.   Links to both items below.  

The Vintage Teddy Bear kit includes the following: 
Bare Wood Vanity Case 
Two Teddy Bear 12 x 12 Papers
Two Beige Dotty 12 x 12 Papers 
One x Teddy Bear Clock Rice Paper 
One Teddy Bear Motif Rice Paper 
One Bourdon (deep red) Creamy Metallic Acrylic Paint 
One length natural ribbon 
One tag (may vary from picture)  

Teddy Bear not included 

TOP TIP: If using 12 x 12 papers to decorate an unusual shape make a pattern from copy paper before decorating.  For this project I made patterns for the inside and outside of the lid.  There are lots of rice paper elements to chose from to personalise the case. Mod Podge or a matt decoupage varnish are good mediums to adhere them to your project too. 

That's all from me for today my lovelies, I've got a Christmas Cake to get on with here.  We've got a novelty theme going on this year, the three wise penguins. I followed the step outs in the Georgie Godbold Sugar Christmas Decorations .....  and absolutely loved making them.  Toady's challenge is to build a scene for them to sit in.  

Enjoy your weekend, do call back tomorrow for Day 9 of our Christmas Countdown :-) C 


Christmas Countdown 2018 - Day 5

Hi Everyone
Sharing our fabulous 5th December offer - 50% off the Vintage Hollywood Folder Album PDF Tutorial released today.  Click here if you'd like to order todays bargain.


Christmas Countdown 2018 - Day 4

Hi Everyone
Sharing our fabulous 4th December offer - 25% off the Garden Goddess 8 x 8 paper pad.  Click here if you'd like to grab todays bargain.


Christmas Countdown 2018 - Day 3

Hi Everyone
If you loved the first of my Monthly Kits - the Fairie Dust Accordion Album and would like to purchase the project sheet, you can save 50% off the RRP if you add it to your basket before midnight tonight 4th December 2018  (GMT). 
If you'd like to see the original project launched back in February click on the video link below. 
Enjoy the rest of your day and do call back to check out more Christmas Countdown offers  :-) C


November 2018 Giveaway Winner

Happy 1st December everyone from a very wet and windy Warwickshire.   
We had an amazing response to our November Giveaway with over 300 entries and loads of interesting comments suggesting new products/projects you'd like to see from us too.  Thank you so much if you entered. 
Gleam has chosen Amanda Sherwood as our winner this month.  Huge congrats Amanda.  Please mail me your address and I'll get your goodies off to you in the week.  

During our Christmas countdown we're sharing loads of offers with you, including the release of the project sheets for some of my Monthly Kits from 2018.  If you missed out on a favourite kit or were just after the project sheet do call by the blog, our facebook page or the home page of our website to see the offer of the day.  
Have a great day and let the countdown begin :-) Cx

Christmas Countdown 2018 - Day 1


Countdown to Christmas starting tomorrow

Hi Everyone, can you believe its 30th November, and the countdown to Christmas starts tomorrow. 
Join us on Facebook and here on the blog from 1st to 24th December for a whole host of  festive offers, promotions or discounts.  We'll also be announcing the winner of our November Giveaway tomorrow. 
Looking forward to a fun and festive December and catching up with you tomorrow. 


20% Off Everything Black Friday Event

Take advantage of our Black Friday offer starting at Midnight 22nd November 2018.

Enter BFBLOG18 when you check out your basket 

Offer ends 30th November 2018


Garden Goddess and Christmas Magic File Folder Albums

My Creative Spirit Craft Retreat Nov 2018

Hi  everyone 
I hope you had a lovely weekend.  We had a very crafty one here in Warwickshire.  Huge thanks to all the lovely ladies who joined us at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth for a truly fabulous weekend of paper craft at our last event of 2018.  Cathy & Helena thank you for all your help over the weekend. 

The ladies created gorgeous albums and matching cases in papers from the Christmas Magic and Golden Goddess collections by Graphic 45 and beautiful Advent Calendars from Graphic 45's Christmas Magic collection too.  Ladies, your projects were absolutely stunning. I hope you enjoy using them. 
Here's a few pics of the project line up and everyone having a fan-dabby-dozy time. 

Garden Goddess Album and Case 
Our MDF Album Cover and Spine Set provides a really sturdy base to create an album in.  As they are made to be kept or gifted, the covers won't warp or sag over time like chipboard covers do.  Paired up with our MDF Oblong Box Kit the project makes a beautiful keepsake for any occasion.

Garden Goddess Album Graphic 45 Garden Goddess Album Graphic 45

Garden Goddess Album Graphic 45

Garden Goddess Album Graphic 45

Click on the video below for the project walkthrough.

Christmas Magic Album and Case 

The base for the Christmas Magic album is identical to the Garden Goddess one above but altered in festive papers you can create a beautiful memory for 2018. 

Oblong Album Box My Creative SpiritOblong Album Box and Album My Creative Spirit

Christmas Magic Album Graphic 45

Christmas Magic Album Graphic 45

Christmas Magic Album Graphic 45

The Advent Calendar 

We took our Advent Calendar Kit and created a festive scene in the centre using the characters from the 12 x 12 Christmas Magic paper. The window frame and Christmas Tree were die cut from red and green patterns and solids and the Bows on the tree were fussy cut out from the Kewpie Christmas 12 x 12 paper.  A really fun project to make and perfect to make as an heirloom or pack away with the Christmas Decorations and bring out again for 1st December next year.

If you'd like to make one, or all of the projects from our retreat you'll find the links to the PDF Tutorials related products used below. The PDF's for the albums include dimensions for the album cover and spine.  The Case comes as a flat packed MDF Kit and we have pre-cut MDF Album Covers too.  They make a great cover for albums and don't warp or sag over time like the chipboard covers too.  
Black Card
Christmas Magic Album and Case PDF Tutorial
Garden Goddess Album and Case PDF Tutorial 

Thanks for calling by.  Have a great weekend and happy crafting :-) C


November Giveaway

November Giveaway - Graphic 45 Christmas Magic papers, Album in a Box and Construction Tape
Hi Everyone, hope you're week's going well.  I'm really excited to be sharing our November Giveaway on the blog today.  If you'd like to be in with a chance to win this fabulous Christmassy crafty bundle enter using as many of the options above as you like before midnight on 30th November 2018.  Our winner will be chosen at random and will be announced here on the blog on 2nd December. Good luck if you enter :-).

October Giveaway Winner 
Thank you if you entered our October Giveaway and apologies being so late announcing our winner.  Random.org has chosen comment No 11, left by Jessica on 7th October.
Huge congrats Jessica.  Please e mail me your full name & address to clare@mycreativespirit.co.uk and I'll get your goodies off to you in the post.  Thank you again if you entered. 
We have a house full of boxes here, and are getting ready for our last big event of the year at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth.  So looking forward to seeing you if you're joining Glyn & me for weekend of crafting. 
Have a fun rest of your week and good luck if you enter this months giveaway. :-) Cx