18/02/2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

At the start of 2011 I fell in love with the paper collections by Graphic 45.  Never did I think I'd be entering the Design Team Audition, but have decided to take the plunge and send in my entry.  Some of the projects below were inspired by very fond memories of time spent listening to stories of times gone by from my mum, grandparents and great grandma and of course some were inspired by my own memories too.................

Valentines Day - 14th February 2012 
This was a paper mache heart shaped box that I altered into a Valentine chocolate box using a number of papers from different G45 collections.





Tropical Travelogue 
With winter upon us who doesn't turn their thoughts to holidays in the sun.  Here's my get away kit all labelled up and ready to go lol.........  A very small set of suitcases, passport and tropical bird.......

 


and travelogue to journal in and pack full of photos  




and a couple of cards too......


An ABC Primer 
All mums have fond memories of their children's early years.  What better way to keep special photos to hand than in a vintage style school book. 



and what better place to store it than on its own school room desk, with a calendar and lets learn books. Made for my craft room it was an up cycled project made from a white "Slice" storage unit that I picked up in the sales.




Steampunk Debutante 
Inspired by fascinating stories told to me by my great grandma, who was born in 1874 and lived through the turn of the century and the industrial era, I had to make and album with papers from this collection and fill it with memories of her and info of her family heritage that I"ve started to trace.  
This album was made for Sarah Jane 1984 - 1975  



 


Once upon a Springtime
Here's an altered box I made inspired by the fairy boxes my sons girl friend used to make for the fairies at the bottom of her garden.... without the grass and pebbles lol

 



On the Boardwalk  
Inspired by memories of my grandparents photos from days gone by and their sea side holidays in the 40's I made this teeny weny album 3.5 x 5.5", and up cycled a chest to store it in using papers from the on the boardwalk collection. 






Christmas Emporium 
A a box card made as a present using one of the Graphic 45 5 x 8 Kraftboard altered art boxes covered with red and cream papers and fussy cut images from the signature page of this collection.



and here's some pages from this years Chirstmas photo album I made for my for my holiday pics...........



Halloween in Wonderland 
I love halloween, pumpkins, and all things spooky!!  It's me that gets excited about cutting out the pumpkins and trick or treaters lol!  Here's an altered cake stand I made from an up cycled Christmas cup cake stand, cardboard halloween chandelier and tp roll.  Completely quirky, an up cycled and completely storable table decoration that dismantles and stores flat, with the exception of the Tp decoration all ready to be used next year. 





Magic of Oz 
I had great fun making this Magic of Oz album below.  I used a book of the original story which I'd never read and got completely drawn into Dorothy's journey down the yellow brick road as I put the pages together........






The Communique 
This was my second photo album inspired by the images of film, photography and the pen and of course the colours in this collection which are simply sumptuous.....


 


Curtain Call 
 The inspiration for this album came from memories of times spent with my mum when I was small watching old black and white movies from the 40's on cold Satruday afternoons  ........... I didn't know who the stars were, but Mum did................


    

94 comments:

  1. I just adore each and every one of your amazing projects! You do Graphic 45 proud-- It's a good fit for you. Wishing you the best in the design team audition!

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    1. Hi Gail, thank you so much for your message. Its the biggest thing I've ever put myself forwards for so fingers crossed. Bw :-) C

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  2. Absolutely incredible..each and every one!!! You have amazing talent. You truly bring out the best in each of the paper lines...you let it shine with your unique projects. They would be so blessed to have you on their team. Wishing you all the best!!!

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    1. Hi there, thanks so much for your lovely message Bw :-) Clare

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    1. Thank you Naomi. Fingers are crossed this end. Bw :-) C

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  4. Wow Clare, as far as Im concerned that DT position is yours!! These are amazing. They'd be lucky to have you. These are amazing creations. Lee xx

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    1. Hi Lee, thanks so much for for message and comments on my entry. Bw :-) Clare

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  5. Wow! They are all gorgeous, beautiful creation. Curtain call is my favorite paper collection. Congratulation!

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    1. Hi there, thanks so much for your message. Bw :-) C

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  6. All are wonderful projects... wishing you luck! You would definitely be a great addition to the G45 design team!!

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    1. Hi Caroline, thank so much for your message. Fingers crossed over hear in England :-) C

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  7. The projects are amazing! I really wish you the very best of luck as I think you would make a fantastic DT member.

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    1. Hello there, just a quick mail t say thank you for your kind wishes on my DT call. Bw :-) Clare

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  8. aw flipping heck hunnie your projects are fantastic...stunning..divine the box you made for you know who is absoloutley lush love everything ive seen so far think ones going to bo on here quite a while lol...was brill seeing you both today..and no your still not having my scarf..dont forget where i am will you hugs and love sassyxxx

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    1. Hi Sassy Sue, thanks so much for your message. Was lovely to see you too. Last time we met it was in our Scrap book shop in town. Funny we should meet again in Hobbycraft of all places and hope you really didn't spend a fortune lol. I've joined your bog too and absolutely love your cards, truly vintage. Hugs and love :-) C

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  9. Your projects are stunning I wish you the best of luck in all of your submissions for the Graphic 45 design team. You certainly would have my vote if I were choosing the team. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Best Wishes!

    Ramona

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    1. Hi Ramona, thank you so much for wishing me luck with my entry into the G45 design audition. Bw :-) C

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  10. I should have written before now to thank you for your truly inspirational craft makes. You are one hugely talented lady and I am so grateful I followed the tortuous path which led me to these pages. Your words, pictures and videos have given me many, many hours of pleasure and I am most grateful for your generosity in sharing your amazing talent.

    Good Luck with your application to Graphic 45. If you are not selected for their Design Team there really is no justice in the world.

    Here's to the success of your ventures and to countless "encores". Thanks a million.

    Marion
    UK

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    1. Hi Marion, thank you so much for taking time to mail me and your lovely message, and to find my channel. Lovely to hear you ve been inspired by my projects too. Bw :-) C

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  11. You are one very talented and gifted lady. Your projects are amazing. I wish you the best of luck with a chance to be on the Graphic 45 design team. You have my vote! I have learned so much from you and have enjoyed your tutorials. I have learned more from you than any class I have ever taken. Thank you for inspiring so many of us! Hugs, Mary

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    1. Hi Mary, thank you so much for your lovely message. Its lovely to hear you've been inspired by my projects. Bw :-) C

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  12. I have to agree with Mary Allen's comments. I have rewatched your videos many times and used ideas to inspire my mini albums. I have materials ready to make the ABC album. I adore your work and wish you luck in the G45 process. Can't wait for you to upload and share a new project with us.

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    1. Hi there, thank you so much for your good luck wishes and message. Have fun making your ABC album and please ask if you have any questions along the way . Bw :-) C

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  13. I wish you the best of luck. While I think that all of the designers are great to me you stand out, thank you for sharing and showing us how to make your wonderful projects, I look forward to seeing what you come up with next..

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    1. Hi there, thank you so much for your good luck message, and comments on my projects. Its lovely to be able to share them with everyone across the world. :-) C

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  14. Beautiful entries Clare. Your work is always so inspiring.

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    1. Hi Cat,
      thanks so much for for message. Bw :-) Clare

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  15. Good afternoon. Very interesting and inspiring your work, detailed workshops. Subscribed to the news of your blog and now doing a mini-album. Soon lay estimate please. Very glad to get acquainted))

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    1. Hello there, lovely to hear from you and thank you so much for your message. Bw :-) Clare

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  16. These are just GORGEOUS! WOW WOW WOW!! Your creations with G45 are AMAZING! Good luck with the call!

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    1. Hi Julie, thank you so much for your good luck message. I'v not entered anything like this before so fingers crossed. Bw :-) C

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  17. I am thrilled that you are entering for the design team because your designs are so beautiful.Graphic 45 will be very fortunate to have you on their team.Good Luck(which I am quite sure you won't need),

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    1. Hello there, thank you so much for wishing me luck with this, my first ever design team audition entry. Bw :-) Clare

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  18. Oh Clare how fabulous is this. You and Graphic 45 together will be an amazing combo (see I have no doubt you'll make the team!). Love how you've displayed your beautiful creations here. Patti

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    1. Hellooo Patti, I was thinking about you this morning and only talking to Oli about the beautiful part of the US you I've in less than an hour ago, and then I saw your message. I have all my fingers crossed and would be over the moon if I got through round 1, so will be logging onto the blog on 2nd March to see. Hope alls well with you and speak soon. Hugs Clare

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  19. Good luck, Claire, with you audition for Graphic 45. They would be crazy not to select you! Your work is so beautiful and inspiring.

    A fan,

    Karen Hilaire

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  20. All the very best for your audition Claire, I have no doubt that Graphic 45 will snap you up!
    I have only recently discovered you whilst looking for inspiration for the G45 Magic of Oz papers, which I bought to scrapbook my daughter's school production of the Wizard of Oz (she was the Scarecrow). We both fell in love with your style & thanks to your brilliant instructions I am now successfully attempting to make my first ever album from scratch. You fill me with confidence & inspiration. Thank you so much.

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    1. Hi Julie, thank you for mailing me. Its lovely to hear that my albums and tutorials have inspired to you to make one of your own and given you the confidence to untap your own creative spirit. Sharing what we learn and seeing others achieve is really rewarding.

      I loved the Magic of Oz papers and really enjoyed making my album. I read the book as I went along, before I ripped out the pages lol.

      Anyway thanks once again. Bw :-) C

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    1. Hi Cecilia, thanks so much for your message. Fingers are crossed over here in england :-) C

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  22. wish you good luck on the audition. Hope you make it. Your work is amazing :-)

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  23. Hi Anne, thank you so much. Good luck to you too. You're work is amazing too. Hugs Clare

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  24. Cuanta belleza junta.
    Gracias por mostrarla.
    Saludos
    Olga

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  25. Such nice albums you made!
    I realy like your tutorials to make the different nice albems!
    Good luck !
    And i'm your new follower!
    Have a nice day.
    Greetings from the Netherlands
    Maia

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  26. Oooo well done on making the top 30 and good luck for the next stage :D
    Love your audition pieces :D
    Julie xx

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    1. Hi Julie, thanks so much for mailing. I'm over the moon. Whohoooo :-)

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS on making the top 30!!!!

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    1. Hi Gail thank you so much. I'm grinning like a cheshire cat lol!!!

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  28. Congrats on making the top 30 Clare! I'm rooting for you. You are an amazingly talented lady. I love all your work :)

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      Thanks so much. I'm so chuffed lol :-)

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  29. Congrats on making the Top 30. Best wishes and good luck Karen x

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    1. Hi Karen thank you for getting in touch. Am totally amazed and over the moon:-) Clare

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  30. Congrats on making the top 30!! Wonderful work!

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  31. I knew you would make the top 30 and counting on you making the team. You are an artist!! So glad you used Once Upon a Springtime...and Oz. Pulling for you.

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    1. Hi Judy, thank you for having confidence in my work. I'm totally amazed I'm on the list

      :-) Clare

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  32. Congrats!! When I was checking out the competiton I knew you were shoe-in : ) Wishing you luck for round 2

    Paula

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    1. Cheers Paula, I ve stopped grinning now lol Bw

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  33. Congratulations, Clare, on being selected as a finalist for the Graphic 45 design team. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll make it.

    Karen Hilaire

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    1. Thanks Karen, much appreciated. Bw

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  34. Hello Clare. This is the first time I have visited your blog and I am so glad I came. *Ü* I love to see what creations have been entered for the DT call and I have no doubt that you would be a finalist for the Graphic 45 team. Good luck in the next round. *Ü* ~Glen~

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    1. Hi Glen, thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by my blog too. Bw

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  35. Congrats Clare...a job well done....!!!

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    1. Hi Tina, thanks very much. Now for round 2 :-) Bw

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  36. What beautiful projects. Congrats on making the final 30 :)

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    1. Hi there, thank you so much for your message. Bw

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  37. Congrats on making the shot list I am not surprised at all you are super talented they'd be stupid not to have you on there team!

    Sheron

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    1. Hi Sheron, thank you so much for your message. Getting ready for the final now :-)

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  38. Gongratulation Clare on being in the top 30. Hope you make it all the way :-)
    Hugs, Anne

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  39. Hi Anne, thank you so much. I was so sorry your name wasn't there as well. your work is truly beautiful and inspirational. Hugs from England. Clare

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  40. Such wonderful comments on your truly amazing works of art. I found your tutorials quite by accident and became addicted, love love love graphic 45 papers especially the steam punk debutante. You have given me the inspiration to try so many new things ,thank you Clare. Look forward to seeing you at the NEC in March, wishing you good luck for your future, hugs. xxxxxx Petronella

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    1. Hi Petronella, thank you for your comments and look forwards to seeing you at the NEC. BW :-) C

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  41. Sitting here with my jaw on the floor! Your use of fussy cut flowers and leaves, our mini albums, the boxes! I am in awe of your work! Congrats on your G45 Top 30!

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  42. Found you on utube several months ago and enjoyed your tutorials very much...probably the best out there, they are concise, nicely executed and the templates you use as examples for measurement are easy to understand. These people at G45 would be fools not to have you. Good Luck.

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    1. Hi there, thank you so much for you lovely message and feedback on my work. I've got my fingers crossed here in England :-) C

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  43. Congratulations on making the G45 "top 30 finalists" list!

    Betty P

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    1. Hi Betty, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your congrats. Bw :-) C

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  44. love your work... you should be on that team... and LD is my heroine, so it's praise indeed!!!
    love and light
    Frankie

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    1. Hi Frankie, thanks so much for you praise. Its really appreciated. Love and light to you too :-) Clare

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  45. Hi Clare - I met you today at the NEC show and was lucky enough to hold and look through your amazing travelogue journal. Your projects are totally amazing - my fingers are crossed that you make it to the DT :)

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  46. Hi Louise, was great to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog and crossing your fingers for me. Hope you enjoyed the show. :-) Hugs C

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  47. Hi Clare,
    How lovely to meet you and thank you for taking the time to speak to me. Your work is stunning and so inspiring, I wish you every success in the graphic 45 comp. I know who I would choose ! I managed to buy a good supply of graphic papers so I'm going to get started on my next project, so many good ideas. Thank you Clare, good luck and a hug xx : ). Petronella

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  48. Hi Petronella , it was so lovely to meet you and have a chat yesterday. Great to hear you too are a fan of Graphic 45 and would love to see your projects when you ve finished them. We're now planning to run some local one day workshops, and would love it if you could join us. Details will be on my blog, and the Ali-Craft web site shortly. Hugs back from me and speak soon. :-) C

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  49. Hi clare i met you at the nec on sunday, i was the one who showed you my mini album, it was lovely chatting to you and all your albums are superb, what i would like to know is how did you make the tiny little envelope and file folder,for your mini baroque album are they dies or punches and where did you get them from. also dont forget to let me know when you are doing the workshops, you had my email address as me and my friends are interested we dont live far from the nec.

    love
    Cindy

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  50. Clare, congratulations!! You are sooo deserving and I cannot wait to see more of your creations!!! Congrats again!!

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  51. Congratulations, Clare, on making the Design Team for Graphic 45. Your creations have inspired me to make several G45 albums of my own, and everyone loves them. I eagerly look forward to more of your work. Great job!

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  52. Congrats on making the Graphic 45 Design Team!

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  53. Congratulations Clare, very well deserved, looking forward to seeing some more of your amazing work , a huge hug xxx Petronella

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  54. Congratulations. I love your projects and videos and look forward to more.

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  55. CONGRATS.... on making the Graphic 45 DT... love all of your projects... fantastic!!!! Looking forward to seeing all the teams creations this year!

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  56. Congrat ! Awesome projects !

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  57. I don't know why it's taken me so long to stop by your blog. I subscribe to your YouTube channel and have been watching your videos for some time. Your work is so amazing! You are very talented! Congrats for being picked for the G45 design team. That was a no brainer for them, I'm sure. : ) I loved looking at these pictures of your projects. Just amazing! TFS!!!

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  58. I'm trying to participate in the G45 Blog Hop. It's not easy for a beginner! Your projects are amazing - especially to a person like me who has a hard time doing "random."

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