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Botanical Tea Mixed Media Notice Board - Graphic 45
I hope you didn't get flooded out over the weekend with all the rain we've had here in the UK. Its just non stop and is causing so much damage to so many.

on a cheerier note Graphic 45 are sharing some of the design teams spring inspired hand made gifts over on there blog today.  There's an amazing bird house and tutorial by Denise and more of my really reasonable and easy to make note board decorated in papers from the new Botanical Tea Collection.  There's also a new blog contest to take part in to.  Click here to go over to their  blog. 

I had a lovely mail this weekend from Julie all the way down under in New Zealand and lots of photos of her craft group minus one, who'd been making my French Country Folio Album.  Here they are having loads of fun.  Love your albums everyone and a huge HELLO from me to you all too xx

 I'm off over to Pink Tulip on Thursday for our layout day so if you're coming along,  see you there with your sharp scissors for a little bit of fussy cutting lol :-) 

Thanks for calling by today, and catch up again soon :-) x


  1. What a cute note holder!!! Always a treat to see what you come up with next!! Also loved the photos of the group from New Zealand. They are having as much fun as we do when we are working on projects!! Thank you again Clare for all your hard work and inspiration. Please send us some of your rain, we need it desperately in Arizona!!!
    Your friend Judy in Payson, Arizona

    1. Hi Judy, many thanks for calling by the blog. We blew the rain your way yesterday and it worked. woke up this morn to your sun, albeit not quite as hot as it is when it shines on you so fingers crossed you have our rain today:-) Enjoy your day and catch up again soon . xx

  2. We loved making the book. Thank you for your great ideas, hugs from Yvonne in New Zealand

    1. Hi Yvonne, thank you for calling by. Loved seeing you all in the pictures and a huge thank you for following me and my projects xx

  3. Great ideas! luv the Botanical Tea line!

  4. Morning Clare, Your Note Board is really lovely, I so adore the Botanical Tea collection, truly gorgeous.
    It was fantastic seeing the piccies of the peeps over in New Zealand, creating your fabulous French Country album, everyone in the World is inspired by you, Clare.
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Morning Patricia, lovely to hear from you. Hope its sunny in your part of the country. Nice change from rain here this morn. Am running seriously behind on the getting up front, totally distracted with the development of a new Couture Album :-) Loved the pics of Julie and her group and had to share them. Am always totally amazed by the interest around the world in the albums I make. I receive the most amazing e mails every week from crafters all over the globe too. They're very touching. Enjoy today and catch up again soon xx

  5. Fabulous Clare, I have booked with Sheila the Botanical Tea workshop with you at Pink Tulip on 22nd March. We are travelling down from Durham on the Friday & making a weekend of it. I can't wait! Yay!

    1. Hi Linda, thanks for calling by the blog and great to hear your coming along to PT in March too. It will be lovely to see you both and 22nd will be here before you know it xx


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