31/10/2014

I'm home .......

DCWV Card by Clare Charvill The Primrose Stack
I can't believe it's a whole week since I packed up my bags, jumped in the car and headed across to Peterborough.  After a wonderful week in the life of Create and Craft TV, 19 fabulous shows, nearly 60 demonstrations I arrived back home late last night to see the munchkins and open all my birthday cards and presents.  Huge thanks to everyone who tuned into the shows, sent in e mails, I know we didn't get to read all of them out but we did read them off air.  Lovely comments and great feedback on the shows too so hue thanks for those too.   
Here's the link to the last of our shows, and the fabulous DCWV paper stacks at Create and Craft 
http://www.createandcraft.tv/ShowGridView.aspx?showId=2478556
I was really good over the week and tucked into M & S salads and lo fat puds every day, with the exception of Sunday when I pushed the boat out and dined on a KFC washed down with a couple of glasses of Chardonnay lol!! My lovely scales tell me this morning that I've lost over half a stone. Whooooo hoooo.   
Before I packed up and left the studio I managed to take some pics of the last three cards we made (we being Dave and I) catch a quick pick of Dave who'd ran over to the Singer set with a minute to spare before going live again and Ben our lovely floor manager for the show who supplied me with oodles of cups of water and Rebecca who'd come to collect the cards with their very own cup of chance. 
Ben & Rebecca at Create and Craft TV
Dave Bradford at Create and Craft TV
DCWV Card by Clare Charvill The Fresh Floral Stack DCWV Card by Clare Charvill The Fresh Floral Stack
DCWV Card by Clare Charvill The Chateau Lavender
 Can't wait to go back and share more paper inspiration with you all again soon.  Have a great day and look forward to catching up again soon :-) Cx

28/10/2014

Another great day in the TV Studios

I'm just back at the hotel after another two great Pick of the Week shows at Create and Craft TV with Dean and Jacqui.  
Jacqui Joseph Sarah Payne and Clare Charvill at Create and Craft TV Oct 14

As Sarah started her show at 6pm the gorgeous Sam, our floor manager at 5 helped me pack up all my gubbins so I could head back to the hotel and catch the last half hour of her 101st show.  How amazing is that. Love love love all that's on offer and all of her fabulous samples. 
I remembered to take a few pics of some of the samples I'd made for the shows this week, and some of the cards I've made during out live demos too.  I'm really loving all the textures we're sharing with every one and am having great fun prepping for the demos too.  

Oh there's Jacqui again with our lovely floor manager Sarah (right) and crew. 
DCWV Floral Fair Stack an Brights Cardstock Stack Sample by Clare CharvillDCWV Maraposa Clare Charvill Template by House of ZandraDCWV The Lavender Stack Card by  Clare Charvill
DCWV GoodWood Stack Sample by Clare Charvill

DCWV Cork Stack Sample by Clare Charvill

Gosh look at the time.  I best head over to the M & S, grab some tea and get my thinking cap on for tomorrows shows and demos.  If you can join us we'll be live at 11am, 4pm and 6pm.  Just follow the link below on your pc, or tune in on your TV. Sky channel 674 Virgin 748, Freesat 13 and Freeview 36 :-)

Join me for DCWV Pick of the Week on Create and Craft TV

DCWV Pram and Cartons Clare Charvill House of Zandra Templates Create and Craft TV  Oct 14
DCWV - The Preppy Princess Stack 
Top of the morning to you all.  I know I've been really quiet on my little old blog recently and huge apologies for not replying to your lovely messages but I've been sooooooo busy making samples and prepping demos for our Pick of the Week shows on Create and Craft TV that are running live this week.  If you haven't called by we have the most amazing collection of papers, card stock and textures from the fabulous DCWV all on three for two  offer until the end of the week.  I'm on with the lovely Dean at 12 noon and the fabulous Jacqui at 5 today, and then back tomorrow with Dave and Andy.  I haven t checked out the schedule for Thursday yet but we have two more shows and then the last of the week scheduled for Friday morning at 9am. 
Here's the link to the watch us live page and channel info. if you're able to tune in and join us. 

You can e mail into the show too at studio@createandcraft.tv .  I'd love to hear from you. 
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It's always hectic in the studio but Nigel and I managed to get a quick pic taken before our show on Saturday. Love it :-)  

It's time to head off to the studio for me so will have to say tara for now, maybe catch you later and thanks for calling by. I'll be back to normal (if that's possible) on Friday. when I head back up the A14 and home :-)

19/10/2014

A Crafty day at the Krazy Crafts 1st Retreat



After and exceptionally creative week that's really stretched the old grey matter, and a disastrous start to the morning yesterday,  I headed off to Redditch to join Anne-Marie and Joe for their first Krazy Crafts retreat.  Anne-Marie had been planning her retreat for months and it was great to be a part of such a fabulous event.  Thanks both for inviting me along as your guest designer:-)  and huge thanks ladies for joining in the paper crafting mayhem :-) We had a ball, cutting sticking and fussy cutting the Time to Celebrate papers by Graphic 45 into one of my new Folio Albums.  It was lovely to see so many new faces, meet up with friends I hand 't seen for a while, and some regular stalkers too; Jane and Bernadette  lol!!! Here's a few pics of everyone for the scrapbooks  taken during the day.  


The project sheet for this gorgeous little album is now available to order from our shop if you fancy making it yourself. 
I was touched to be invited back next year to teach a two day project at the second Krazy Craft retreat.  Details will be on Krazy Crafts web site and my blog shortly. 
I have to go clean today uggh!!!  Enjoy your day what ever you're up to and look forward to catching up again soon :-) C

13/10/2014

A fabulous Retreat at Daisy's Jewels and Crafts

Some of our lovely ladies with their finished projects 
Hellllooooooo there, I'm a bit bleary eyed this morning after three and a half fabulous days of crafting.  If you follow me you ;ll know I was the guest designer at the Daisy's Jewels and Crafts first weekend retreat.  Our project over the two days was my new Armoire and Album.  Boy did we all have a ball, painting, cutting sticking and of course admiring all the finished projects.  Wendy and Jeff ran around for us all wee end supplying endless drinks, the most amazing cakes and buffet.  Thank you both, and a big thank you to all the ladies who joined us.  We wouldn't have had a weekend without you.  Here's a few pics of the projects as they came to life.
Jeff caught me getting covered in paint lol! I really was..........

We had a picture frame make and take on Saturday eve.  I love Kaths couice of green and creams for her owl themed project below. 
The Armoire and project sheet is now available to buy over on our website.  
It's quite versatile and can be assembled with or without pediment, tag hanger and door to make a great Album cabinet. I'm a paper girl myself but it would look great altered in any medium.  Watch this space for more project ideas :-) 

 I'm off to catch up with all that's been happening while I've been away, and put the finishing touches to our project for this weekends retreat with Anne-Marie from Krazy Crafts at her first retreat this weekend at the Abbey Hotel Golf And Spa Club in Redditch for her first retreat.  Another fabulous event I'm touched to have been invited to teach at. I'll share what were making with you a little later in the week.  Enjoy your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up with you again soon :-) 

10/10/2014

We did the Mash....... the Monster Mash!

Evening all, happy Friday to you.  We've had a right old crafty day down at Scotch Lodge Farm, crafting with an Eerie Tale papers by Graphic 45.  Our project for the day was one of my new Folio style Albums. (The project sheet for this project will be available over in our shop next week)  
Everyone had a sound card to add to their albums and we crafted away to the dulcet tones of Bobby 'Boris' Picket and the Cryptkickers singing their 1964 hit Monster Mash (A favourite of Isobels'. She bought the record back in the day :-) Can you believe its 50 years old this year. 

Here's a few pics of the albums coming together, and everyone having a crafty time. We had a few tunes from the turkeys and posh hen who kept their beady eyes on through the door while we crafted away.  Thanks ladies for coming along and making the day another great success. Huge thanks to Patti for all the cups of tea, coffee, the most amazing egg sandwiches and cake, and of course to Isobel for inviting me down and being the hostess with the mostest.  We've agreed two new workshop dates for 2015 details are over on the workshop page of my blog. Click here for more info;


I'm off to unpack today's bag, and repack it ready to take out again to the Daisy's Jewels and Craft Graphic 45 retreat.  Looking forward to seeing you all bright and early in the morning, with your paint brushes and pinny's at the ready.  Have a great eve and weekend and will post some more pics over the weekend as the Armoires take shape.