A fun filled workshop at Daisy's and January Giveaway Winner

Pinch Punch its the first of the month..... how did that happen lol!!!  Morning, it's blowing a hoolie here but the snow stayed away and we had a great workshop yesterday at Daisy's.  thank you ladies for coming along and Denise for keeping us topped up with teas and coffees.  We painted, inked snipped and stuck and slowly the card boxes came to life.  We used the 12 x 12 June Cut Apart and 12 x 12 July Flourish from the Time to Flourish collection by Graphic 45 to cover the outside of our boxes.  Leslie changed her papers and chose her birthday month, September to cover hers with. (above).  It looks fab doesn't it and nearly made it's way into my bag......!  A great idea for making a personalised gift along with a card and pressie inside. Our Cards were made from one 8 x 8 pad from the same collection.  Depending on the embellishments the card box can hold approx 15 cards and envelopes.   Here's some pics from our day.  
My next workshop at Daisy's is the end of March.  If you'd like to come along and join us call Wendy on 07779 110813.  
Now lets announce the winner of our January Giveaway.  thank you for all your lovely comments, loved reading them all. 
The lucky winner is comment no 67 left by Sandy on21 January at 10:10.  Congratulations Sandy, would you mail me your address to mycreativespirituk@gmail.com so I can get your goodies int he post to you.  

We'll have a new giveaway on the blog early next week, so do call back and leave a comment on that one for a chance to win. 
Its 8 o'clock so I better shake a tail feather and get going. Lots to do today so thanks for calling by, enjoy the rest of your weekend and look forward to catching up again soon :-) 


Fun Workshops at Birds in the Barn

Time to Flourish Box of Cards Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Evening and happy Friday to you.  Hope you've had a good week.  It's been a bad one weather wise here in the UK and we've more snow to come apparently.  Ols has been away to Bergamo in Italy and H & I have been cooking and doing arty things which has been fun.  the week has flown by and I've only just got to post on the little old blog.  I'm off to Daisy's Jewels and Crafts tomorrow if we don't get snowed in.  Our project (above) is my Time to Flourish Box of Cards. We've got our work cut out putting together and altering the box,  and making the 12 cards to go inside it from 8 x 8 Time To Flourish papers. (The Card Box kit and project sheet are available over on my webiste).  Will share some pics from the workshop with you on Sunday. 
My panic of the week was loosing my camera.  How it could disappear in the boot of the car is beyond me but today it decided to slide out of it's little hiding place who hoo!! so now I can share some pics from last weekends fabulous workshops at Birds in the Barn. Thank you Janet for your fabulous hospitality, Karen for the amazing egg sandwiches for lunch and ladies for coming along and having a great time.  

There's still a couple of days left to leave a comment on the January Giveaway post before midnight on 31st if you'd like to be in with a chance to win the 8 x 8 Curtain Call paper pad.  Here's the link.

Will catch up again over the weekend so until then thanks for calling by and keep warm :-)   


Raining Cats and Dogs Album Launch

Raining Cats and Dogs Album Cover Picture Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Helllloooooooo there.  I'm so sorry I've been quiet on the blog and FB for the last few days.  I thought I'd escaped the dreaded Festive Flu that was flying around here in the UK but no, it caught up with me good and proper last week and rendered me totally incapable of doing anything.  I hope it didn't catch up with you.  It's almost gone thank goodness and I'm getting back on track again. 

I'm really pleased to finally be launching my latest large photo album, or as Mel would call it a Memory Book which of course it is.  Made using the Cats and Dogs collection by G45 it's a darling of an album with oodles of room for loads of full sized photos, which is what my albums are all about. There's a video driven on line workshop to go with it if you fancy making it yourself, and for those of you who love a project sheet you can print off and work through there's one of those too with all the info you need on what to cut and how to put it all together.  Both have slide shows of all the page layouts and cut out pieces so you can see larger pictures.  Links to both below long with the album video. 
Here's a few pics of some of the pages. 
Raining Cats and Dogs Album Page view 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45Raining Cats and Dogs Album Page view 3 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Raining Cats and Dogs Album Page view 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45Raining Cats and Dogs Album Page view 6 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

I'll be back in a couple of days or so with a sneak peek of our Time To Flourish retreat project, so until then enjoy your week, keep warm and thanks for calling by :-) 


Once Upon a Springtime .............

Once Upon a Springtime Single Picture Frame Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Helllllooooo and Happy Sunday to you.  I've just been mooching around our web site updating a few pictures with new ones and thought I'd share my single photo frame with you here on the blog.  If you're a G45er I'm sure you'll recognise the characters on the frame.  All cut out while I watched TV last night from the re-released Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collectors Edition (g45).  There are new papers and chipboard pieces and stickers in this much asked for release but the Signature Paper is still the same with all the adorable woodland animals and fairies on it. I have to admit it was hard to cut into it ........  but in the end I took the plunge. 

On the pre-order front its proving to be the most popular, which isn't surprising.  It really is a pretty paper collection to have in your stash.  If you'd like to order the collection before 25th Jan just click the link above.  Delivery from the US should be early to mid February.  Here's a few more pictures of my frame. 
Once Upon a Springtime Single Picture Frame 2 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Once Upon a Springtime Single Picture Frame 3 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Once Upon a Springtime Single Picture Frame  4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
We're actually all going to be in to sit down to a heart warming Sunday dinner later so it's off to put the beef in for me.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, thanks for calling by and I look forward to sharing some more projects with you soon :-) C


It's going to be Raining Cats and Dogs at Birds in the Barn

Hello and Happy Friday to you.  Hope your first week of the year has gone well and you're looking forward to the weekend. 

I'm definitely back in the swing of things, the scissors have been snipping away on new projects that I'll get to share with you over the next couple of weeks.  I've had a lot of fun with the new Graphic 45 collections this week, and finishing off my CHA projects.  All five are now available to pre order over on our website and should be with us by Mid February, just in time for my February Retreat. whop whop.  

I'm looking forward to my first workshops of the year down at Birds in the Barn. on 24th & 25th of this month.  We're making two of my Raining Cats and Dogs projects (above/below) Karen tells me there's couple of places left on each of the days, so if you fancy coming along and joining in the crafty fun call the shop direct on 01206 211099 to book your place.  

That's all from me for today folks. Have a lovely weekend what every you're up to and I look forward to sharing something new with you next week :-) 


January Giveaway and a Happy New Year

Well helloooo and a very Happy New Year to you. I hope you enjoyed the festive break and got a change to relax and unwind. I've had a fabulous break away from all things crafty and am now ready to start the year off with a bit of snipping lol!  
It's four year since I started on my crafty journey, found Graphic 45 papers on the net and bought my first paper pads to make an album.  That was the start of what has turned out to be a life changing journey.  Thank you for being a part of it and for following me along the way.  To celebrate I'm giving away an 8 x 8 Curtain Call pad that I've had stashed away for all that time.    Just leave a comment below to be in with a chance to win it.  the draw will take place on 31st January and the winner announced here on 1st February.

Our 48hr sale starts tonight at midnight to celebrate the 12th Day of Christmas. I thought it was the 6th Jan but I heard on the radio this morning that it's the 4th.  There's 15% off all stock items and live on line workshops. (pre-order items are not included) 

We're now taking pre-orders for the latest Graphic 45 collections too.  if you'd like to be one of the first to get crafty with one or more of the new collections click the link below.  there are two new elude Collectors Editions and one of their three new collections available today with more to come over the next few days.  Expected delivery in the UK early to mid February.
Pre Order 2015 Graphic 45 Collecitons

I'm off to pick up son no 1 from work so will have to dash.  Enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing something crafty with you shortly. :-) C


2015 UK Trade Show Make and Take with Jones Crafts

Time to Flourish Picture Frame by Clare Charvill for Jones Crafts Graphic 45
I didn't think I'd get time to post another project before Christmas eve but with all the food shopping done, presents bought and wrapped and the children out doing their last minute dash I'm grabbing 10 minutes to have a cuppa and share the last of my December DT projects for Jones Crafts with you. The frame is doubling up as our Make and Take project for the sessions I'm hosting on the Jones Crafts stand at the UK Trade Show, NEC in February 2015. Thank you John for inviting me back for a second year.  If you're a retailer with Jones Crafts you've probably received Johns e mail today with the Show dates and M & T session times and booking details and if you're going to the show I hope you can join me for a gorgeously crafty hour or so and see all the new products on the stand too.  Here's another couple of close ups of the papers and fabulous Petaloo flowers and berries we'll be using
These are the products used.  All available to order from Jones Crafts

My 10 minutes is up so thank you for calling by, I hope you've got all your last minute buys sorted and are ready to enjoy all that Christmas time brings.  ttfn :-) C


The last Crafty Week in 2014

Baby to Bride Samples Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Helloooo every one.  I can't believe it's been so long since my last post.  Time has flown by as it does and Christmas is almost upon us.  I've had an amazing year, met so many lovely people and had a ball.
this week I've been down at the Create and Craft TV studios again for the Graphic 45 Christmas Cracker shows.  If you didn't catch the live shows here's a few pics of the samples for Raining Cats and Dogs, time to Celebrate, Times Nouveau and Baby to Bride Collections  that were features along with a few behind the scenes shots too.
Baby to Bride Samples by Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Baby To Bride Samples on set at Create and Craft TV 
Times Nouveau Samples by Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Times Nouveau Samples at Create and Craft TV 
Time to Celebrate Samples by Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Time to Celebrate Samples at Create and Craft TV 
Raining Cats and Dogs Samples by Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Raining Cats and Dogs Samples at Create and Craft TV 
Raining Cats and Dogs Samples by Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Raining Cats and Dogs Samples at Create and Craft TV  
Leonie & Clare at Create and Craft TVMartin and Leonie at Create and Craft TV

 The pics below are of the lovely samples Karen Richards made for the show too from Time to Celebrate and Baby to Bride collections by Graphic 45.  Thank you Karen they're all gorgeous and looked stunning on the set in the studio xx

by Karen Richards 
by Karen Richards 

by Karen Richards 

If you're in the US and would like to see what Create and Craft TV is all about click the link below to the website and live shows. http://www.createandcraft.com/HomePage.aspx

I had a couple of days at home to get Christmassy before heading back to Peterborough yesterday for the last of my Graphic 45 workshops of 2014.  We all had great fun making a Christmas themed Keepsake Box using the Twas the Night Before Christmas papers by Graphic 45.  Ladies it was lovely to see you all and thanks to Janice and Andy at SirStampalot for inviting me down.  We've got more workshop dates in the pipeline for next year.  How exciting :-). 

Janice and Andy at SirStampalot 

If I don't get another post up before Christmas have a really festive time with your family and friends, thank you for following me throughout the year and look forward to catching up again soon xx