A New One Day Workshop in the North

It's been a wet old week here in the Midlands, not the best for the half term hols but I hope it hasn't stopped you from getting out and about.  I've been messing about with paper again and have finally finished three new projects for my intro as one of the new Graphic 45 Ambassadors. You'll be able to see them over on the Graphic 45 blog over the next few weeks. 

Fleur Album and on line workshop 
I managed to totally confuse my little Apple Mac and thought I'd deleted all the filming I'd done for the on line workshop that goes with my new album.  Thankfully Oli came to the rescue, retrieved the films and the workshop went live earlier this week.  I'd started to think I'd have to make a third one and start all over again!!  groan ….. anyway panic over :-) 

New Workshop date in the North 
I'm coming north in August to run a one day workshop at the Holiday Inn Rotherham-Sheffiled on Sunday 3rd August.  The project for the day will be a folio album in one of Graphic 45 new collections just about to arrive here in the UK.  For more info and to reserve your place click here and scroll down to the August section.  Booking details are top left of the page.  I hope you can join Andy the Crafty Elf and myself for another fun day of crafting. 

May Giveaway 
If you haven 't entered this months give-away there's still a couple of days left to leave your comment.  Heres the link to the post. 

Win Tickets to Stamp Magic Show, Doncaster 
There's also a couple of days left to leave a comment and go into the drawer to win tickets to the Stamp Magic Show on 8th June.  If you'd like to enter, click here and leave a comment before 12 midnight on 31st May. 

Well I think thats all for now, so enjoy your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again soon :-) 


  1. That is so pretty, love the graphic45 papers and stamps, they are such good quality. Elizabeth x

  2. Hi Clare, A beautiful card, gorgeous colours and papers.
    We have had rain, rain, and more rain here too, let's hope the sun will 'have it's hat on' very soon.
    Your Fleur album looks gorgeous, fabulous that Oli managed to retrieve your filming, I'll be having a look later, thank you.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. As always Clare, your book is beautiful. Very pretty papers and the colours go so well together. Lovely!!! Lesley x

  4. Dear Clare, what an amazing designer you are!!! I truly am your #1 fan!!! I just returned home from granddaughters college graduation in North Carolina, am exhausted but couldn't wait to see what you had done while I was away!!!!! Oh my gosh I absolutely love this Botanical Tea Fleur Album, love the papers, the colors, the whole design, am on my way to coffee/class this morning at my favorite scrapbook store here in Payson and can't wait to pick up some more papers of Botanical Tea, I have used practically every piece I had from all the sizes of pads!! Going to get my By The Sea this morning!!! Thank you again for sharing your amazing talent and inspiring all of us to get busy!!! Talk to you soon.

  5. Good afternoon Clare, Love today's card and the Botanical papers are a particular favourite of mine. I recently used them to make a pop-up box card using the instructions of one of your recent projects and have to say it was a great success with the recipient (and with me for that matter). It really did the trick of lifting her spirits at what is a particularly difficult time. On a different note I was so pleased to read that you will be travelling to my part of the world in August (3rd) and since my village is only 15/30 minutes away by car I have taken the plunge and signed up. Having done this I feel it is only fair to warn you that I've only ever done cardmarking in the past and have yet to attempt anything remotely like an album (of any description) so this should be an interesting experience for all concerned. So be prepared to meet the "village idiot". Thanks for sharing this project today and hope you enjoy the rest of your evening. Take care
    Margaret A.

    1. Margaret take it from me with Clare's guidance you will be amazed at what you can create!!! I am sure you will do well, I have made lots of things running from my computer to the craft room and back again following her videos!!!!! You will have a great time!!

  6. i like your post. its nice update

  7. Wow, that is absolutely stunning. So inspired I have just booked two places on your "up North" workshop in August for myself and my slightly crazy friend Donna. Can't wait to meet you.

  8. Another job well done Clare. I love your designs - just finished Mother Goose - have done French Country which has my friends oohing and aahing with delight. They think I am so talented - but I always give you the credit - my new friend Clare. Thanks so much for sharing. I love listening to your video instructions and following along - so lovely British - I end up saying things like "bits and pieces." Your instructions are great. Will probably have to have this one too!