August 2018 Giveaway

Winter Wonderland Mini Album and Case Graphic 45
Hi Everyone, hope you're enjoying your weekend.  With crafting for Christmas all around us  thought it would great to have a festive themed giveaway this month.  Altered in papers from the Winter Wonderland collection by Graphic 45 this fun little mini album and coordinated case is perfect to hold those festive pics we all like to take and keep. 
Included in the kit
Hand Rolled spool of my Black Construction Tape 
Selection of 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids 

Here's a few more pics to give you ideas for decorating the case and album
To be in with a chance to win this fab bundle leave your comment on this blog post before midnight on 31st August (BST) 2018.  Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 1st September.  Good luck.
Have a fun day what ever you're up to, thanks for calling by and catch up again soon :-) C


September - Kit of the Month

Blue Stars Album and Case - Stamperia
Morning everyone, I'm really excited to be sharing our latest Kit of the Month with you today.  New for September this little Flip Flap album and its co ordinating case has been altered in papers from the Blue Stars collection by Stamperia.  There's a subtle festive feel to the papers and gorgeous whimsical fairies and cut outs adorn the pages. The kit comes with printed instructions and all the elements needed to make up the box, album covers and decorate the pages.  Here's a few more pics of the project.  
Blue Stars Altered Box StamperiaBlue Stars album Stamperia
Blue Stars album StamperiaBlue Stars album Stamperia
Blue Stars album Stamperia
Take a peek at the full project in the video below: 
For more info on what's included in the kit, delivery T  C's and to place your pre-order for this limited stock kit follow the link below: 

Thanks for calling by, have a fun filled day and look forward to catching up again wiht our August Giveaway on 4th :-) C


July Giveaway Winner

Toucan Party Card Avery Elle
Morning everyone, I'm back from my staycation, feel refreshed and inspired and ready to get back into the craft room, which, amazingly is 1 today WHOP WHOP. :-) 
Thank you if you left a comment on our July Giveaway post.  As always I loved reading them.  Random.org has chosen comment No 16 as our lucky winner this month , left by Karen on 5th July. 

Huge congrats Karen.  Please e mail your address over to me at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com and I'll arrange for your goodies to be shipped out to you.  
Our Giveaway this month will be up on the blog on 4th August.
Todays project - inspired by my sisters love of the Guinness Toucan I thought these fun toucans in the Avery Elle stamp set would make a great Birthday card for her.  The mood of the card is really apt for the tropical weather we've been having here in the UK too.

To make - take a 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" white card panel, and using an ink of your choice create stripes with the Altenew Watercolour Stripes stencil.  I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. 
On white card stamp out your chosen images and sentiments with black ink and colour in with a mix of red,orange,yellow, black and green pens. Cut out the images (if you don't have the coordinating dies) leaving a narrow white border around the edges.
 Using the largest of the dies from the Lawn Fawn Slide on over die set, cut out two black fun foam circle frames and one white card circles for each card you make.  To create a sunset background for your card blend Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks on the white circle using a sponge dauber or blending tool.
Once you have all the elements prepared for your card, use a little tacky glue to stick the black circle frames together, position and arrange the elements on the striped background panel. (portrait or landscape works for this design). Use tacky glue to adhere them into place, use foam tape to give dimension to the toucans and add glossy accents to the Toucans bodies and the balloons for effect. 
 Attach the panel to a 7 x 5 white card base with a tape runner/double sided tape to complete the card.......... and Ta Da you have a card with a big WOW factor.  .
Supply List 
Toucan Parts Stamp Set - Avery Elle
lawn Fawn - Slide on Over Circles Die Set 
Altenew Watercolour Stripes Stencils 
White Card black 5" x 7" 
White Card 
Fun Foam
Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens - Pale Geeen, Mid Green, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Carmine Red, Black 
Jet Black Archival Ink 
Distress Oxide Inks - Black Soot, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed 
Foam Pads, Tacky Glue, Glossy Accents, Double Sided Tape 

I hope I've inspired you to get creative with your stamps, inks and pens. 

Have a great day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing more inspiration with you in the next post. 


July Giveaway

Hi everyone,  we're in a new month with a new giveaway to share with you.  The Post Bound Photo Album kits proved to be a great hit and I thought it would be fun to have one as this months giveaway too. 
Floral Shoppe Post Bound Album Graphic 45

All our lucky winner has to do is grab a coffee, paper trimmer, glue, a little ink and some double sided tape and then follow along with the video that goes with the project, found in the Freebies section of my website and craft the kit to life. 
To be in with a chance to win, just leave your comment below on this post before midnight on 31st July (BST).  Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 2nd August. 
Good luck if you enter. 
The kit is also available to buy from the website is a variety of colour ways.  Here's the Link: 

I'd like to wish all my friends and followers on the other side fo the pond a very Happy 4th July.  I hope you're celebrating in true star spangled style and have a fabulous day. 

Newbury Paper Craft Show 

Harry and I will be at the show on Saturday with our stand.  Do come along and see us if you're visiting.  We'd love to see you. 
For more info on the show times, etc follow the link below: 

Well that's all from me for tonight folks.  It's getting on for the witching hour here and I need to be in bed before the clock strikes 12 lol!! Have a great rest of your day and look forward to sharing more inspiration with you next time. 


August Kit of the Month

Imagine Photo Box Graphic 45
Imagine Photo Box 

hello there my crafty friends
I'm super excited to be sharing my August Kit of the Month with you here today.  It's a photo box altered in papers from the new steampunk inspired Imagine collection by Graphic 45.  The papers are full soft feminine pinks, blues and yellows with amazing balloons, roses and imagery floating through them. A definite favourite of mine...........💕💕💕💕
I've dropped a few more pictures below along with the full project video:
Imagine Photo Box Graphic 45
Imagine Photo Box Graphic 45
Imagine Photo Box Graphic 45
If you'd like to make this project the Kit is available to pre-order over on my website, you can find out more info on the Kit Club there too.  Just follow the link below: 
I hope I've inspired you to be creative with this soft and feminine collection.  Thanks for calling by, have a great rest of your week.  'Till the next time :-) Cx 


June 2018 Giveaway Winner

View of Pendennis Castle Falmouth Annie Moseley
Morning everyone, I hope you're Sunday's going well.  It's hot, hot, hot here again today. We seem to be having a little heat wave here in the UK, or rather a run of hot weather that's lasted more than a couple of days lol!!!  To capture the feel of the day I thought I'd share this stunning picture of Pendennis Castle taken by my little sister on one of her daily walks along the coastal paths & beaches in Falmouth, Cornwall.  Beautiful isn't it. 
June Giveaway Winner
You'll be wanting to know who won the June Giveaway so here we go.
Thank you if you left a comment on the blog post.  I read them all as you know but don t respond as that messes up the comment count etc...... (more work for me lol!!!) but thank you for them all. 
Random.org has chosen comment No 32 as our winner,  
left by 

Congratulations Gina.  Please e mail your postal details to me at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com and I'll get your goodies off in the post to you. 
Our July Giveaway will be up on the blog on 4th July so do call back then and leave a comment if you'd like to take part. 
That's all from me for today folks, tomorrow I'll be sharing the New August Kit of the Month so do call back for that one.  Enjoy the rest of your day, and ta ta for now :-) Cx 


Create your own Dreams.........

Imagine Tag Album and Case Graphic 45
Hi Everyone,  if you've been following the G45 blog over the past couple of weeks you'll have seen the amazing projects the new design team have been sharing in their introductions.  I'm over the moon to be sharing my intro project there today and to be continuing as part of the G45 family as the Grand Brand Ambassador for the UK.  Huge thanks Diane, Charee and Aime and big congrats to my fellow teamies and thank you to you all for following me on my amazing journey.  

I chose the new Imagine collection for my project and, working in two colours combined images cut from the 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers and the new tag dies to alter the project and create the layered dimension on the case and pages in my unique less is more style that you all know me for. As always the collection is packed full of the most amazing elements,  and you'll know if your a G45 addict like me, the more you look the more you see.  Here's a couple more pics.  You can find more over on the G45 blog from here.
Imagine Tag Album 4 Graphic 45
Imagine Tag Album 6 Graphic 45
Imagine Tag Album 7 Graphic 45
When the album's out flat there's a blue side 
Imagine Tag Album Graphic 45
 and a pink side (spot the missing circle !!!!!) 
Imagine Tag Album 1 Graphic 45

If you haven't seen the dies here they are.  It's easy to create albums from the tag dies and  metal looking embellishments from the flowers, cogs and clock by cutting them out in dark coloured card and brushing a little adding Treasure Gold/Gilding Paste over the surface. I used cut out cogs in the album. 

I thought it would be fun to put together a 'How To' video and share three ideas I had for making tag albums.
Imagine Tag Album 3 Graphic 45
and a video fo the full project too.  The supply list over on the G45 blog if you fancy making the project yourself.   

For the Tag Box and Black Construction Tape visit my website at www.mycreativespirit.co.uk 
Imagine Tag Album and Case Graphic 45
Well that's all from me for today peeps, huge thanks for calling by, do leave a comment if you like the project, have fun if you give the tag albums a go........... and ta ta 'till the next time :-) 
Clare x


25% off in our Mid-Summer Sale

Just a quick post from me today to share news of our mid-summer sale.  There's 25% off (excluding workshop and retreat bookings) until midnight on 30th June 2018.  Take advantage and grab yourself a bargain or two :-) 
My Creative Spirit Alter Me kits Floral Shoppe Graphic 45
My Creative Spirit Alter Me Kits

Click on the link below to start your shopping spree :-)