Creating Altered Art with Graphic 45

Happy Monday every one

Snow arrived as predicted on Friday here in the UK and caused havoc everywhere as usual, keeping lots of crafters away from the Hobbycraft show at the NEC.  It was lovely to see those of you who made it, came along to the Ali Craft stand, and joined in my make and take sessions.  I really enjoyed them all.

There's some wonderful ideas for French Country crafting over on the Graphic 45 blog today.  Click here to check out Susan Lui's French Country Altered Treasure Box and more pictures and step by step instructions on how to make my Altered photo frame pictured above.

Supply List 

Graphic 45 Supplies 
12 x 12 Rendezvous 
12 x 12 Bon Apetit
French Country pop out flowers
French Country pop out banners
French Country pop out pockets 

(Graphic 45 papers are available to order from Alicraft in the UK)

Other Supplies
2mm Chipboard - orderded from Philspaper in UK
Tacky Glue
Black Card - ordered from AnnaMarieDesigns in UK 
Black Acrylic paint 
2mm deep black foam tape  
Tacky Glue 

There's also a fabulous French Country blog prize with a G45 Matchbook Box to inspire all you G45ers to try some altered art for your self.  Hop over to the blog for more info, details of the giveaway and to leave a comment.  You've got to be in it to win it as the saying goes :-) C


  1. Fantastic frame. I`m glad I came to the NEC on thursday before the bad weather hit! it was lovely to finally meet and talk to you there, you have inspired me to craft out of my comfort zone and I`ve loved making the Graphic 45 projects. from Sara xx

  2. Morning Clare, Just been across to G45 Blog for your tutorial and to look at Susan's altered treasure box, both projects are absolutely gorgeous.
    I received my card from the C&C Show yesterday, thank you, Clare, it is gorgeous. I was over the moon when my email was read out, and when my name was picked out for a card of yours, I was 'ecstatic', my hubby was as 'proud as punch'. Thank you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx