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Going Vintage with Graphic 45

Le Cirque Carousel - Candy Box Crafts & G45
After a whistle stop trip up to Nottingham this morning to pick up samples from Jones I've spent most of the day recovering after all the excitement and fun at the Trade show.  I doubt I'll get to do any crafting ahead of our retreat this weekend so thought I'd share one of the samples I made for the Roy and Steve's stand.  If you're a G45 fan you'll recognise the papers…… it's Le Cirque, the second collection I crafted with at the start of my crafty journey three years ago.  I have to admit I have quite a crafty stash of this truly vintage collection just waiting for the right project to come along, and it did.  

When the guys mentioned they had a new piece in their collection they wanted to showcase at Stitches I knew that was the project I'd been waiting for.  It was s showstopper on their stand and a best seller too.      

The kit comes flat packed and when assembled looks like this.  

With a little gold paint, some texture paste for the horses manes and tails, some templates and of course some fabulous papers it was transformed into a truly vintage carousel.  It sat on motor on the stand too.  I can't believe I didn't take a picture of it!! 




Available to order via Pink Tulip and for retailers Jones Crafts. Sadly the papers are no longer available. 

Thats all from me for now so enjoy the rest of your week, and I look forward to catching up again soon :-) C

Comments

  1. Oh wow, this is so lovely! And I'm gutted to in one go have discovered this gorgeous paper and learn I've missed out on it! lol. I've recently started quite the love affair with G45 (I've not been crafting that long... about 18 months), and have just ordered my 4th collection. Can't wait for it to get here!

    But this project really is plain stunning! Such fabulous attention to detail, and everything just comes together beautifully! x

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    1. Hi Sammy, thanks so much for calling by and your comment too. All the new collections are truly beautiful, have fun with what you've ordered xx C

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  2. This carousel is amazing Clare!!! How large is this piece? I really think I will order this from "Pink Tulip" no matter what the shipping charges are to send it across the pond :-)
    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Hi Lyn, lovely to hear form you. The sizes for the carousel are Height 300mm Diameter 255mmI comes flat packed along with a detailed instruction leaflet included to aid assembly. Its the cutest model to put together. I jazzed up the horses with some texture paint and me being me added tiny muzzles cut out of very thin strips of white card and then painted over them in the gold. It took forever but was worth it. I'm off to Pink Tulip tomorrow and will mention your interested in ordering one. xx Hugs from little old England :-)

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  3. Morning Clare, I'm in love !!!! this is definitely going to be a 'must have', I love anything like this, I will have to investigate your link afterwards. I, too, love the le Cirque papers, I have just a few left in my pad. There are a few G45 collections that I wish hadn't been discontinued haha. Your projects are always stunning,, this is 'magnificent' !!!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Hi Patricia, its a cutie isn't it. I had no problem cutting into those papers for it. I'm with you on some of the discontinued lines. I have a secret stash of Communique and Curtain Call tucked away for a rainy day, loved them both. Have you been up to any cake making this week. xx Catch up again soon

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  4. this is gorgeous Clare and beautiful done.

    gr karin

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    1. Hi Karin, thanks for calling by. I was so pleased with how i came out. Hope alls well with you. Will get round to some blog hopping after my retreat. xx C

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  5. Can't beat those G45 papers. I wish I had that collection. Such a cute carousel. And what a cute gift to a special little one for their room. Beautifully done, C! Hugs, Ruth Ann :) xoxo

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    1. Hi Ruthey, Lovely to hear you liked the little carousel. It looked adorable going round on the stand at the Trade show. Just finishing off the project sheet for the new album that will be with you when I finish teaching on Sunday. I'm so looking forward to seeing all the ladies, there's 30 coming, which is the max I can teach. Then we go global lol!!! Hope alls well with you, big hugs from me xx ttfn

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  6. Good Evening Clare, and WOW! what a fabulous project. I would so love to be able do something like this for our Granddaughter - she would just adore it I'm sure. I too missed out on these papers and tried just about everything to get my hands on a set. It's so sad when they discontinue them because for me their appeal is everlasting! Can you tell me, do Pink Tulip have an on-line "shop"? I've been to their website via your link and noticed that they say that they now stock the beautiful Pion Designs papers. What I don't see though is how to view or order them? Do they sell to the public or are they strictly trade? Many thanks. Thank you also for sharing this fabulous carousel with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.
    Margaret A.

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  7. I love vintage and this year I have decided to do just that ...and I'm loving it ...I have watched your videos Clare and you have certainly got my imagination going ...I love your album and the tutorials are fabulous ....The carousel is adorable and I can't wait to get my hands on one of these ....hope I can do it justice ...Graphic 45 papers are to die for I just look at them for days before I can cut into them !!! ...thank you for all your inspiration I hope I can attend a class of yours in the near future ...xx

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  8. Красиво необыкновенно!!!!!!!!! Браво!!!!!!

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  9. saw your carousel - loved it - didn't realize it was yours

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  10. very nice, I made one a long time ago but mine was not premade I actually build it from chipboard pieces and paper they are so fun to make :)

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  11. omg this is fab, i saw this kit in my craft shop and loved it then think i might have to do this real vintage feel i think, reminds me of when i was young thanks for sharing this x

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