03/05/2014

A crafty day in Mullion


Botanical Tea Junque Journal
My journey to work yesterday was just the best.  An early drive through the cornish lanes, past HMS Culdrose and out towards the Lizard to Mullion.  Before heading into the craft shop I stood for a few minutes to take in the view, peace and quiet of being in the countryside.  All I could hear was birds singing and the occasional hum of a car along the lane.  So different from being in a town in the middle of the country.
After saying morning to the Lamas, I headed in to see Margaret and get set up for our day of crafting.  What a day it was too. 

 Our project was to turn 12 Botanical  Tea papers and 5 pieces of card into a pretty Junque Journal and have a load of fun along the way, and we definitely did. Here's a few pics.  Head of the class its Margaret………………..






 I couldn't go without sharing a pic of the cakes and sandwiches we had bought round from the cafe.  They were absolutely scrummy as usual.
Chocolate cake modelled by Margaret 

Thank you Margaret and Ladies for a great day and look forward to seeing you all again on September 12th. If you'd like to come along call Scrapbook Magic direct on 01326 240381.

It's a bit grey and overcast this morning so no sitting on the beach for us today. I think Annie's got her head set on buying a slow cooker so we're off to Truro for a shop.  Enjoy your Saturday too, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again soon :-)

20 comments:

  1. Good Morning Clare, I know what you mean about having to stop and gaze at our beautiful countryside. Here in South Yorkshire we too are fortunate in that our hill-top village is surrounded by stunning scenery and we are constantly amazed at its beauty over the various seasons. Judging from your photographs everyone appears to have had a fabulous time at your workshop and your afternoon tea certainly looks very inviting! I had meant to leave a comment on your latest posts but as it was my birthday on Thursday 1st (I can't believe I'm 66!) ) and was fortunate enough to have my sister/brother-in-law come to stay from "down South" I didn't get to leave a note. So.... belated congratulations to Angie on winning your giveaway (I am VERY jealous) and Clare, your latest projects are just FAB! Thanks for sharing this with us and I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend. Take care
    Margaret A.

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    1. Hi Margaret, Happy belated @@ birthday to you. I hope you enjoying time with your visitors. I love Yorkshire too, a truly beautiful part of the world. I used to travel up to Bingley every three weeks when I worked for the B & B Building Society. The last time I was there I went to the Bronte's Vicarage in Howarth, somewhere I'd always wanted to visit. Sadly it was closed so it's still on my bucket list of places to visit along with Castle Howard. I'm just of to east a Prawn and Pea risotto Annie's cooked up so enjoy the rest of your weekend and catch up again soon xx

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  2. Looks like your had a fun and productive day. Your project is gorgeous. Love my country home but it is starting to grow all around us.

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    1. Hi Stephanie, thanks for calling by the blog. Things are definitely starting to sprout. Love this time of year especially the new greens on the trees. Have a lovely weekend and catch up again soon. xx C

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  3. It was a fabulous day Clare - it was a fun journal to make and Margaret's is the best shop to be. Already looking forward to Septembers class.

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    1. Hi Linda, lovely to see you and so pleased you enjoyed the day. We've done more tootling around the Cornish Countryside again today including a trip back to the shop to pick up my camera lead that I left plugged into the computer!! Enjoy your weekend and see you soon xx

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  4. Looks like a fabulous day, love the journal. TFS the pics of the country side its so beautiful.

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    1. Hi Janis, thanks for calling by the blog. Hope you're enjoying your weekend :-) C

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  5. Looks like you had a fun day. Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Hi Yolanda, many thanks for calling by the blog. Hope your enjoying your weekend :-) c

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  6. omg Clare this countryside looks so beautiful!!!! Such peace, glad you took a few moments out of your busy life/day to snap some photos for us!! Oh how I wish I were closer so I could attend one of their classes. Your tea looks marvelous and of course one has to always have chocolate!!!! That's why we named the retreat we go to twice a year for scrapbooking is called "Chocolate"!!! I love the little journal, so cute, hope to see a video of it and the caddy!!! Enjoy your visit with your sister and hope she found a slow cooker!!!
    Love,
    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, theres nothing like the Cornish Countryside. Rugged, peaceful and beautiful especially this time of the year. I wish I could have captured the sounds but didn't get to video it yesterday. Living in a town makes me appreciate how lovely life is by the sea. Annie found a slow cooker on the net so we headed off to Truro to shop, then back to Mullion to pick up my camera lead I'd left in the shop and then we headed over to Cadgwith to see friends. That ones worth looking up on the net. You'd love it. A tiny working fishing village in the prettiest of coves. I dropped off some of my By the Sea Altered items in the Arty shop there to sell. We're off walking tomorrow around the lakes and woodland at Roskillys Farm (maybe have one of their scrumlicious Ice creams too!!). Hope all's well with you, enjoy your saturday and hope you get out in the sunshine xx

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  7. What gorgeous scenery!! You couldn't live in a more beautiful part of the world -- always been partial to England!! I know the girls had a marvy time -- wish I could be there!! Thanks soo much for sharing the fun with us on your blog. Love the journal! Looks like a cute one!! Hugs from across the pond, Ruth Ann XOXO

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    1. Hi Ruth Ann, How are you, and hows that album coming along. I bet you've nearly finished it. We did have a great time yesterday, I love Margaret to bits and all the ladies too. I left some of my By the Sea Altered items in a shop today so fingers crossed they sell and then we shopped. and visited some friends. Huge hugs to you, enjoy your weekend and catch up again soon xx

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  8. Hi Clare, Such fabulous piccies, everyone with a big smile on their faces, and the Junque Journal looks stunning.
    The view you took a pic of is stunning, and the llamas and cakes, simply gorgeous.
    So glad you are having a great time, hope your shopping spree went well with your Sister.
    Have a lovely time.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  9. Hi Patricia, slow cooker bought on line before we went out. Quick dash to Truro and then a meander down to the Lizard, Mullion and Cadgwith. Just beautiful. Hope you've had an enjoyable day and enjoy the services tomorrow. xx C

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  10. Hello ladies. Clare, can you tell me where you got the 'cardstock' for your botanical tea project? I live in Switzerland and don't have access to many supplies but I have seen these all over Pinterest and am wondering what they are. Would make my present journal project much easier! Thank you. Holly

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  11. Hi Clare another gorgeous project. I am off down to Cornwall soon and your piccies have got me adding to list of places I want to go to! What did you use to create the tabs in your journal, is it a punch please? Many thanks. Jackie

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  12. Clare - love the beautiful pics of Cornwall. Especially love your designs - they are my favorite. Would love to come to one of your classes - a bit far from San Diego - but I can hope!

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  13. could you tell me how you made that lovely journal scrapbook album. It looks so adorable. I would love to know how you make this. Thanks for sharing.

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