08/05/2014

May Giveaway and a blast from the past



Halloween in Wonderland Cake Stand

I've been looking back over some of the projects I've made over the last two years, and following on from yesterdays theme I thought I'd share one of the projects from my journey down memory lane with you.  This was one of my Graphic 45 DT round 1 entries back in Feb 2012.  I can't believe how quickly the last two years have gone and it was great fun looking back through all the projects and seeing how my creative style has changed too. 


This little ensemble was made from a cardboard Christmas cake stand and Halloween candelabra I picked up for next to nothing in a sale, one toilet roll, devoid of paper and of course the fabulously wicked Halloween in Wonderland papers. Some of the first I bought from Wendy at the Stamp Attic.  I loved that collection and still have a secret stash of them tucked away.  Here's some close ups of the top decoration. 




I was wondering how many Graphic 45 collections have had the colour purple in them.  If you know the answer just leave a comment below.  All Comments with the correct answer will go into the draw for this months giveaway which is one of my album packs and an 8 x 8 Mother Goose paper pad. The winner will be announced here on the blog on 31st May.


Good luck if you're entering.  Do call back tomorrow, when I'll be sharing some of the fabulous samples made my lovely friends Lyn Jones and Karen Richards for the Graphic 45 Create and Craft show at the end of April.  With three counters to fill with samples it was great to have their help this time.  
Enjoy the rest of your day and look forward to catching up again tomorrow.  


53 comments:

  1. Hello Clare, well it isn't May 8th yet here, lol, but loved looking at your Halloween candelabra/cakestand!! My guess is maybe 5 Graphic 45 Collections have purple in them!!! Not sure, just thought about what ones I had and knew about, possibly there are more!!!!
    Am getting ready to go to bed since it is 10:22 p.m., May 7th here!!!! See and talk to you tomorrow!!
    Love,
    Judy in Payson

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  2. fab design and very beautiful made Clare it looks fantastic.

    Well I never have use graphic 45 but my guess is 7.

    gr karin

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  3. Clare....I don't need to be entered into the drawing...I just want to say how very much I will miss your beautiful work on the G45 team. You created projects that were absolutely divine...and do-able..and affordable. I shall miss that very much. Fortunately I follow your blog, so I will stay connected. I just love your work and your creative spirit inspires me! Best wishes for the future!

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  4. Hi Clare, I'd say 2 or 3 I only have 7 pads in my collection. Hugs Rita x

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  5. Hi Clare, A really lovely 'trip down memory lane', this was one of my most favourite collections, I wish we could still get it, I am an 'Alice in Wonderland-aholic' and I just adore this collection.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  6. I think it's 6 collections that have purple in them, both light and dark

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  7. Good Evening Clare, I just love this project - particularly the floating hand that looks as if it's showing its "hand" by dropping the cards. Fab! Although I'm a relative newcomer to Graphic 45 and only have about 3,4...well OK 7,8 sets of their collections I think I'll take a guess at 4 containing the colour purple. I'm off to bed now but thanks for sharing this with us and I look forward to your next "show and tell". Take care
    Margaret A.

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  8. I love your Halloween cake stand Clare; you are really into cake stands lately. I haven't a clue about how many purples there are in the G45 paper pads as I have never seen them all but I'll take a stab at it and say 10. I have 3 collections at present and they all have purple in them. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Pauline A x

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  9. As a beginner, this isn't easy, but I guess 8... Love how you made your cake stand!

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  10. Hi Clare- Ive found some more so can I alter my oroginal guess please? I now think its twelve? A definate ten but two with a purply blue shade lol XX

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  11. Oh dear, that's difficult, but I would say 13.

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  12. I'm going to have to go with 8 papers lines. Some of those Halloween ones are so beautiful!!!

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  14. Hi Clare, Love what you did with the Wonderland paper in your project… all those cards cascading down! I wish that collection were still available. It's my favorite to date. I'll take a guess that there are 8 G45 collections with purple. This includes the just released this month ~ An Eerie Tale. That may throw the numbers off on people's guesses, since it may not yet be released in every country, but it's available where I am so I'm throwing it in too. :-)
    Thanks for the giveAway! ~Lynn ~

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  15. I think there were 8 collections with shades of purple. Love the Halloween art Clare.

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  16. My guess is 4, thank you for the generous prize opportunity....Bobbie

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  17. My guess is 6.....thank you for chance and waiting to get response from you on April :-)

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  18. there are 6 collections (new and old), 7 if you count the core'dinations paper that goes with all the collections. Thanks for the chance to win and I love all your videos and tutorials. Keep inspiring all of us!

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  19. My guess is 6 : Sweet Sentiments, Botanical Tea, Secret Garden, A Place in Time, Happy Haunting and Bird Song.Plus the core-dinations papers.

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  20. I had to go and look at the ones I had which is not all of them....so I have to just guess and say 7 which is my lucky number.
    This was a treat to see this older project. Thank you! Jonnie

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  21. I'm just now beginning my collection of g45. I would love to add this one in the lot. I will have to guess 8

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  22. hi Clare thanks for making us all have to think lol i am going to guess 6.

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  23. Oh that mother goose pad would be perfect for my great neice or nephew to be. Thanks for being such an inspirational crafter, keep up the amazing work,
    Hugs
    H xxx

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  24. I think there's 8 altogether. Love all the G45 projects you make. TFS

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  25. Love to see your projects :) and Love G45 papers. My guess is 8 collections :)

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  26. Love all things G45!
    I think 4 collections have purple.

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  27. I think there are 8 collections or 9 if you count Eerie Tale which is not out yet. Your work has always been unique and
    your use of Graphic 45 is always inspiring.

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  28. I love this that you made. My guess is going to be 6. Have a good day.

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  29. How lovely - I'd be proud to display this in my workshop! I love the idea Clare ... you do come up with some unusual and stunningly different things! You are an inspiration to us all! Thanks for the opportunity and I'll keep my fingers crossed! Luv C xxx

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  30. Your work is so well done and you truly do have a creative spirit. Thanks for all your tutorials. I believe there are 6 graphic 45 collections that have at least a little purple in them. The three with the most is: Sweet Sentiments, Secret Garden and A Place in Time, but there is a little purple in Bird song, Happy haunting and Nut cracker sweet. So I guess my answer is 6

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  31. I tried thinking of all the collections and did some googling! I think there is 8! thanks for all your great videos!

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  32. I think that only four of them have purple. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize.

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  33. I can only think of 4 at the moment I've only been using graphic 45 for alittle over a year

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  34. I don't really know graphic45 so I'll guess 6 thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. Hello, I love giveaways and I am not sure if it is open to the US but I will enter anyway (smile). I am taking a guess on the purple paper. I love purple so here goes... I am going to guess that four (4) Collections have purple paper:
    1. Graphic 45 - Sweet Sentiments Collection
    2. Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting Collection
    3. Graphic 45 - Core'dinations - Signature Series Collection
    4. Graphic 45 - Secret Garden Collection

    Be Blessed and thanks for having a giveaway!!!!

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  36. Clare at least you can look at your early projects and smile, I look at mine and go 'Bleh!!' LOL
    OK going out on a limb and guessing10

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  37. ipad didn't let me finish ....
    Guessing 10 - found 8 plus coredinations plus 1 for luck = 10

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  39. So happy to enter my total is 11 I have the nutcracker, happy hauntings, sentiments, secret garden, secret garden patterns pad alice in wonderland , the wizard of oz, erie tale, erie tales pattern pad place in time, and Core'dinations - Signature Series Collection.. i Hope im right .. thanks for a chance to win

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  40. Hey sweetie love this project its so nice and the details are amazing.. I think so far there might be six I tried to count them but I havent really seen a tonne of the collections out there thanks so much for sharing and being generous.. Also for sharing your time and work with us all mwah

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  41. Hello. Thank you for this opportunity for a chance to win. From what I looked back on I think (and this is for sure a big guess) I'm going to say 11. I want to say all of them had a touch of purple, but I'm going to say 11. Again, thank you.

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  42. Thank you for the chance to win! I am going to say 9.

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  43. I Love your Halloween in Wonderland cakestand!!! That was such an amazing collection! I wish it was still available as it can out before I started papercrafting. I have only been papercrafting for a about a year and a half. Thank you so much for all of your amazing inspiration!! I love all of your designs!

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  44. Loving the candelabra,what a great chance to have a work of art,Georgina z

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  45. Beautiful... I love graphic 45 paper. My guess is 4

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  46. Hi, Clare~ This is a tough question since there are so many beautiful shades of purple that pop up unexpectedly in so many of the Graphic 45 designs. I think I will say 13, though, since it seems an appropriately spooky number. lol!

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  47. I have a few of G45's lovely collections and many seem to have a splash of purple somewhere, so I'm going to guess at 11.

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