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My first DT project for Jones & Co

Happy Monday to you
This was an exciting make.  My first DT package from Darren and the team at Jones & Co. contained one of the Kaisercraft picture frames, papers, stickers and pockets from G45's Sweet Sentiment collection, pastel buttons, vintage trim and Kaisercraft Butterflies.  After looking through all my photos I decided to make a montage using two of my favourite pics.  The first was my mum (middle left) and two of her sisters, taken in 1948 when they were schoolgirls in Clun, and the second was my Aunties wedding (Sheila was 8 in the bottom right picture).  The fourth sister, bridesmaid Loxie was born after the war when the girls came home to Birmingham. 

I used Nougat Paperartsy Chalk Acrylic paint for the frame and backing board and then started chopping into the gorgeous papers after stroking them of course:-).  As always placing everything and deciding what went where took an absolute age, but once I'd done that putting it together was relatively easy and I was really pleased wit the three dimensional effect when I'd finished.  Here's a few close up pics of the sections.   

Supply List 
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiment 12 x 12 papers 
Easter GReetings
Perfect Petals 
Heart Song
All my Love 
Spring has Sprung
Be My Valentine
Sweet Sentiment Sticker Sheet 
Sweet Sentiment Pockets
PaperArtsy Chalk Acrylic Paint - Nougat
Kaisercraft Nine Frame Photo Display 
Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes - butterflies
Ruby Rocket Arcadia Trimmings
Pastel Button selection

The Sweet Sentiment paper collection and others by G45 are available over our blogshop. Click here to browse

Really looking forward to the next package arriving and am wondering what Darren will pick out for me to work with next month.  Heres the link to the Jones Crafts FB page where you can find lots more crafty inspiration from my teamies, and the lovely guys at Jones & Co.

Thanks for calling by today, and lets catch up again soon :-) ……….C


  1. What a lovely project Clare and made even more special by your family photos....The pale colour tones work perfectly...looking forward to seeing what you create next...Jo. X

    1. Hi Jo, glad you liked the frame. the more I look at it the more I like it. Loved your card today too. Hope you're all ready for Christmas, have a fabby time and hope Santa brings you all you ve wished for - if you've been good that is lol!!!!

  2. This is just stunning! LOVE the G45 elements, and it's put together so very beautifully. I adore the colours and the fabulous detail! x

    1. Hi Sammy, thanks for calling by the blog and your lovely comment. Happy Christmas to you and yours. Bw C x

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    1. Hi Daniele, thanks for stopping by the blog and your lovely comment. Are you on top of Chistmas your end. I'm so not sorted here eeeek!!!! and need to get a wiggle on xx Happy christmas to you and yours and have a lovely time. x C

  4. I have toi agree, this is such a beautiful layout - a "forever" keepsake. I've yet to purchase the new Graphic 45 collections, but they are definitely on my New Year's shopping list. Thanks for sharing this.
    Margaret A.

    1. Hi Margaret lovely to hear from you, and thanks for stopping by the old bloglet. Hows your Christmas sopping going, and have you done all your cards :-) I've still got to do mine!!!! xxxx Happy Christmas to ou and yours and have a lovely time if I don't catch up with you again before 25th. xx C

  5. What a lovely frame full of keepsake photos! It's such a nice way to remember your family.

    1. Hi Lynne, thanks for stopping by the blog, and your lovely comment. Happy Christmas to you and yours. Have a wonderful time xxx

  6. Morning Clare, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! this framed layout is stunning, every single element 'marries' perfectly with everything else, and the piccies are gorgeous. A truly beautiful keepsake.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Helloooooo Patricia, so pleased to hear you liked my little montage. Hows the Christmas baking going, and are you on top of all the festive planning. I'm not, but all will come right on the day :-) Have you got lots on at the church? Bw C xx

  7. Morning Clare, this is just fabulous, love the gorgeous pastel colours. The papers and embellishments are fabulous. The photographs really make this such a fabulous keepsake. Love it and I can't wait to see what else you will create.

    Linda xxx

    1. Hi Linda, many thanks for calling by the blog, and your lovely message. Theres its more to come so please call back when you have a minute to spare. Happy Christmas to you and yours and have a lovely time. xx

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    1. Hi Pam, thanks for stopping by the blog. Lovely to hear you liked the frame. xx Happy christmas to you and yours. Bw C

  9. As of now, my overused word of "wow" -- just took on a whole new meaning. Really, C, what a wonderful way to display the precious pictures you have of your family. The layout is just right and so meaningful. Will definitely journey to Jones Crafts to take a look. Simply beautiful. Love it. Hugs from America, my sweet friend! Ruth Ann xoxo

    1. Huge hugs to you my lovely friend, lovely to hear you liked my little montage :-) Sadly, mum and Sheila died back in the 70's of the dreaded C, so its all the more meaningful to me. Hope you're in the festive swing of things and enjoying the run up to Christmas. Am off to pick up my sis from Cornwall next week, she s coming for Christmas whoooo hop. I'm so looking forward to her being here with us all, I can hardly wait. Huge hugs to you xxxx and Happy Crimble to you and yours xx

  10. Just awesome Claire. I may have to make one of these! You never cease to amaze me!

    1. Hi Margaret, many thanks for calling by the bloglet :-) and your lovely comment. Happy Christmas to you and yours. Have a lovely time x

  11. Oh Clare!!! This is just beautiful! So, so soft...perfect for those lovely old B/W photos! Christmas Wishes from across the pond in Canada!


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