04/07/2018

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. 

02/07/2018

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 

01/07/2018

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 

27/06/2018

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

20/06/2018

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 :-) 


18/06/2018

Two Ways to make a post bound photo album

Floral Shoppe Post Bound Albums
Hi Everyone,  I hope you had lovely weekends.  Today I'm sharing a couple of ways to create fun post bound photo albums. With PROM celebrations coming up for all this years school leavers I thought this paper collection was a perfect choice to create a PROM keepsake album.  The albums have ten black pages inside just waiting for photo's to be added. 
Floral Shoppe Prom Photo Album Graphic 45

I made one for a 40th Birthday party I went to this weekend and then a couple more pictured below. I love these floral papers from G45 and chose two colour ways to create the different looks on the albums. 
For the first I went for my favourite papers, Indigo Lilies and the B side of Burgundy Blossoms 









.....  and for the darker version I chose Sunlit Melody, Verdant Blossoms and for the fussy florals, Midnight Melody. 
I've put together an easy to follow video if you'd like to make on of these fun little albums yourself.  It includes dimensions for the chipboard covers, a full supply list for both albums, cutting guide for the papers and pages and how to put both styles of album together.  For the lettering I used the Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die.  


the following supplies to make these albums are also available from my website 

Post Bound Album Kit My Creative Spirit

I hope I've inspired you to be creative. That's all from me for now, enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and ta ta 'till the next time. :-) C 

11/06/2018

Crafting in Wales

Graphic 45 Workshop with Clare Charvill
Afternoon everyone,
What a great day we had yesterday crafting in Cardiff.  Ladies thank you so much for joining me for the day. Your albums looked fabulous - I hope you enjoy using them. 
We had a break for cake. Charlene was in charge of the knife and here are our Birthday Girls, Claire and Morwen.  Happy Birthday both. 
 


there was a ta da from Angela :-) 
Graphic 45 Workshop with Clare Charvill
and a great time crafting away with the gorgeous floral shoppe papers. (after we'd sniffed and stroked them of course lol) 
Graphic 45 Workshop with Clare Charvill
Floral Shoppe Album Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Album Graphic 45
Floral Shoppe Album Graphic 45
I'll be back again at the Holiday Inn, Cardiff North on 20th & 21st October to run two more workshops.  Projects will be different on both days so if you'd like to do it all again,  missed out this time and would lie to join me for the day follow the link here for more info and bookings; 
Have a great week everyone, thanks for calling by and ta ta 'till the next time :-) C x

08/06/2018

June Giveaway 2018

Floral Shoppe Notelet Set Graphic 45

Evening everyone, I've been so tied up with prepping the monthly kits I hadn't realised the June Giveaway post didn't go live earlier in the week.  Our giveaway this month is one of my Notelet Box kits and a roll of Black Construction Tape. 
June 2018 Giveaway My Creative Spirit
As always, to be in with a chance to win just leave your comment on this post before midnight on 30th June (BST).  Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 1st July. 
To go with the giveaway I've altered one of the notelet box kits in my favourite papers from the Floral Shoppe collection - Indigo Lilies and Burgundy Blossoms, designed a set of notecards to go inside and put together a video that shows how to assemble the box and make the cards.  The supply list and cutting guide are listed in the video too.  This would make a great hand made gift if you're looking for ideas for Birthday and Christmas ...........  :-)
All the products used in the video are also available over on my website via the link below; 

I'll be heading over the border into Wales tomorrow⇊ and driving to Cardiff for Saturdays Graphic 45 workshop. I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone coming along to this new venue. If you missed out on a place this time, (they went like hot cakes) I'll be holding the next workshop in Cardiff on 20th October.  For info and bookings follow the ink below:
Graphic 45 Workshop 20th October 2018 
Good Luck if your entering this months giveaway. Have a fun weekend and look forward to catching up with you next time :-) C

02/06/2018

May Giveaway Winner

Woodware Baby Stamp Set
Morning Everyone 
Can you believe it's June already.  I'm off to fetch Harry and all his belongings back from Uni for the summer today and can't really believe he's finished his second year.  Time really has flown :-) 
Before I head off we need to announce our May Giveaway winner and I thought I'd share a quick card make with you too.  
Thank you everyone for your comments, as always I had great fun reading them.  Random.org has chosen comment no 30 
as our winner, left by 
Congratulations Donna.  If you could mail your postal address to me at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com I'll get your frame and papers off to you. 
A card fell through the letter box the other day announcing that my cousin has become a Grandma, and was just about to go out and buy a baby card when I decided to make one (well few actually. I found a great stamp set that was perfect for my card by Woodware called I've arrived FCRL125.  
After stamping the images out onto white cardstock using Memento black ink I used Copic markers to do some very basic colouring in, and then cut them out. 
 I used Hobbycraft 6 x 6 card bases for my cards and panels (trimmed to 5 1/2" square) which I checkered up using distress Oxide inks and a great stencil called Classy Stripes from Altenew.
 I die cut the raised frames using a pair of square stitched dies by Lawn Dawn, mounted the frame on a back panel using foam tape and adhered the finished frames to the centre of gingham panels. 

Woodware I've Arrived FRCL125 Woodware I've Arrived FRCL125
 I built the baby's, mounted them on foam tape, added them to the centre of the card and then added the other elements and sentiment.  A little glossy accents and a sprinkling of glitter on the hearts finished the cards off perfectly. 
These were the colours used to colour my little girl.  

And so we get to the end of today's post.  Harry I hope you've started packing up your belongings, I'll be with you shortly :-).  Thank you for calling by.  Our June giveaway will be up on the blog on 4th so do call back then and leave a comment if you'd like to be in with a chance to win the goodies.  Have a great weekend what ever you're up to and look forward to catching up again soon.