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July Blog Hop

To Lands End and beyond....... well almost!!!

I never tire of this view out from Falmouth harbour (3rd deepest in the world)  there's always lots going on  After a really busy week, a trip to Birmingham for an MRI scan on my pesky hip, and my first Graphic 45 workshop I hopped (quite literally) into the car and headed off to Falmouth, Cornwall this morning to spend a few days with my sister by the sea....... 22 miles short of Lands End.  There really is nothing like this part of the country, rugged, windswept and beautiful what ever the weather.  Amazingly the sun followed me down, so it looks like we're in for a nice few days. Might even hop off to the Eden Project.   Cudden Point overlooking St Michaels Mount 

Graphic 45 Fussy Cutting Demos at the Great British Craft Festival

If you're planning a day out at the Great British Crft Show, Donnington Park, Castle Donnington in Derbyshire on Saturday 18th August 2012 why not come along an say hi.  I'll be on the Ali-Craft  stand and stepping into Mr Inks shoes for the day-) 


I've recently been dubbed the "Fussy Cutting Queen"  by many of my You Tube followers, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to get the scissors out and show you how easy it is to cut into the amazing Graphic 45 papers, and along with a few other techniques including ink brushing, ribbon inking, layering and glittering make the tag I made for CHA, Summer 2012 and a few others from my vintage Halloween tag collection using the new Happy Hauntings paper collection on sale on the stand. 

 For more info on the show and how to get there just click on the link below. 
http://greatbritishcraft.co.uk/

A Great day had by all 28th July 2012

Just a few pics from the first of my Graphic 45 Workshop held in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire today.  Huge hugs and thanks to every one who came along and made the day the success it was, and for all of your wonderful comments and feedback.  Big thanks also to Nadine and her family who travelled all the way from Belgium to come along.  That really touched me.  
We made a Ladies Diary version of my Vintage Corresponence Case.  17 in all :-) ...................... and here they all are with smiles ......
Thanks to Pauline and Tracey for bringing Pink Tulip Creations Ltd with them and hugs to Andy once again for keeping the tea and coffee flowing for us all throughout the day. 
the class of July 2012 :-)  



:-) C

Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter Blog Hop

Happy Thursday every one I'm really excited to be taking part in this weeks blog hop with Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter, blog links below: 
Graphic 45Want2ScrapArt Glitter

Theres some amazing crafts in the hop this week so  hop around the blogs for more inspiration by the three design teams.

There are four fabulous prizes up for grabs during the week from Graphic 45 too (pics below).  Winners comments will be selected from the Graphic 45 blog, Facebook and Pintrest,  so don't froget to leave a comments below and comments as you hop about: 


Here's a bit more info about Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter and links to each of the  design teams blog for you to hop over to for more inspiring crafts:

Graphic 45 Bio:
Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters.  Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color…
Happy Monday every one, another week has flown by, but what a great week it was over in Chigago at CHA.  I didn't manage to get there myself to meet Diane, Charee, Amie and fellow DT members but a fab time was had by all. Here's a picture of the stand and a couple of my projects tht made their way across the pond.  For more pics hop over to my gallery page. 

Happy Hauntings Tag
A Ladies Diary (top right) 
We've also got a fab blog hop on with Want2Scrap and Art Glitter this week. Call by on Thursday to see my project.  Hop over to the Graphic 45 blog for more info, inspiration an details of the fab prizes you can win yourself.  That's all from me for now, so have a fab week and happy crafting.

New Forest Ponies

I took a trip down south yesterday to Avon Tyrell in the New Forest, renowned for its wild ponies and I wondered if I'd see any.  I did, and here they are chillaxing and blocking the road. Gorgeous arn' t they.



I also found a cute little piggy too off to sniff for truffles!

Graphic 45 Workshop, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Next Workshop -  Special Birthday Crop  

Hi Crafters 


If you love Graphic 45 paper collections why not come along and join in a Birthday crop on Sunday 9th September 2012, where we'll be making the altered art project above which was one of the first I made as a member of this years Graphic 45 Design Team and in addition I'll be showing you how to make my Ladies Diary Stitched book.  

Location:
Hadland Community Centre
Hadland Road, 
Abingdon 
Oxfordshire 
OX14 3RR

Times: 9am - 5pm this crops longer than usual as its the annual birthday crop

Date: Sunday 9th September 2012 

Refreshments:  Will be provided including nibbles but please bring your lunch.  There's a microwave and fridge in the kitchen.  There will also be a chocolate birthday cake :-) 

There is a kit provided for you on the day, but here's a list of the basic supplies you need to bring with you for the day: 

Small pair of sharp scissors 
Paint Brush 
Glossy Accents 
Tacky Glue 
Vintage Photo Distress ink and Ink blender/…

Featured Graphic 45 Designer on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog

Hi Crafters
I'm really excited to be this months Graphic 45 featured designer on the Paper Crafter's Library blog. (4th July 2012). There are sneak peeks of my projects below. To see the full reveal of each project, read a little bit about me and for details of all the supplies I used to make the projects just click this link to the Paper Crafter's Library blog.  
Happy Independence Day everyone
And now for the sneak peeks:

Project 1
 Project 2  Project 3 
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by
C