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Time to Flourish Altered Frame 1 Clare Charvill Jones Crafts DT Project Dec 14 Graphic 45
Morning or is it afternoon.  I'm having a real dopey Dora day today and got caught still in my jim jams  by the delivery man who didn't call early!! I must send Birthday wishes to one of my lovely friends Sarah up in Shropshire who's @£!! today.  Have a great day.

I know its December but I'd received five each of both March Time to Flourish papers from the lovely Sandra at Jones Crafts to design the Make and Take for the sessions we'll be running on the Jones Crafts stands at the UK Craft Trade Show in February.  Once I'd made that little project I had some papers left over to play with, and this is what emerged from my crafty table :-)  
I love making shadow boxes and Graphic 45 papers are so easy to cut up for decoupage and layering. 
Time to Flourish Altered Frame 2 Clare Charvill Jones Crafts DT Project Dec 14 Graphic 45
Rather than painting the Artemio frame I used Seedless preserves Distress ink to cover the outer surfaces and then added the purple border around the rim die cut from purple patterns and solids using the Alterations Holly, Beaded and Snowflake Decorative Strip.  Then it was back to the scissors to cut out all the elements for the centre of the frame.  I set them all on the purple floral background and loved how they layered and pop out of the frame.  Tip from me:- Use offcuts of chipboard cut into 1/4" squares to add dimension to your project rather than foam tape.  It's much cheaper too 
Time to Flourish Altered Frame 3 Clare Charvill Jones Crafts DT Project Dec 14 Graphic 45

Time to Flourish Altered Frame 5 Clare Charvill Jones Crafts DT Project Dec 14 Graphic 45Time to Flourish Altered Frame 6 Clare Charvill Jones Crafts DT Project Dec 14 Graphic 45

Project Supply List 
One 8 x 8 Framed Box - Artemio 
Two each of 12 x 12 March Flourish & March cut Apart 
Alterations Decorative Die - Holly Beaded and Snowflake Garland 
Distress Ink - Seedless Preserves 
Chipboard squares 1/4" 
Glossy Accents, Crystal Glamour Dust, Tacky Glue 
Mini Buttons and mauve brad  

The Time to Flourish paper pads and Ephemera cards are available over on our web site at 

It's off to the post office for me before they close, then car cleaning Uggg!!!!  Enjoy your day too, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again later in the week :-) 


  1. This beautiful Clare, I love the colors!! I have this paper collection but of course haven't cut into it yet!!!
    Now that my big craft show is over I have time to do something for myself and am going to make some Christmas cards, something I haven't been able to do for a long time!!!!

  2. WOW this is stunning Clare, love this paper collection and gorgeous dimension and layout.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love, love, love this piece <3

  4. This is a fabulous project, love the papers and the heavenly colours!

  5. Absolutely FAB-U-LOUS Clare. Love Love Love it. MichelleXX

  6. Hi Clare this is a gorgeous creation. Hugs Jackie

  7. Hi Clare, This shadow box is stunning, my favourite colours and these beautiful papers, can't fail to please me. Love it !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. wow this is so very beautiful and great papers Clare
    Gr Karin

  9. Wow this is gorgeous. What a fab project x

  10. A beautiful shadow box Clare. The papers are gorgeous and I love how you've cut them up for this layout x

  11. Gorgeous shadow box, love the papers and the way you have put them together. Hugs Jennifer xx

  12. Gorgeous! Can't wait to get my new paper!

  13. Morning Clare, I had missed the previous post, and my prize just arrived this minute, I was dumbfounded when I opened the package, the sleigh is absolutely fantastic, and I can't believe how lucky I have been to win it. Thank you so very much, Clare.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  14. Morning Clare, Love this project and the papers are just beautiful. Something else to be added by wish list! Enjoy the rest of your day.
    Margaret A.

  15. Yes but don't forget to change out of your jammies before you leave the house!
    Your shadow box is just gorgeous. I was never a purple fan, but I have been warming to it of late - this project certainly helps. Thank you Julie

  16. Such a beautiful project! Love these colors!

  17. Such lovely projects. When I get time, I must get back to playing, I'm getting withdrawal symptoms.

  18. Wow!! Stunning!! Love the colors and all of the layers!!


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