05/01/2015

January Giveaway and a Happy New Year

Well helloooo and a very Happy New Year to you. I hope you enjoyed the festive break and got a change to relax and unwind. I've had a fabulous break away from all things crafty and am now ready to start the year off with a bit of snipping lol!  
It's four year since I started on my crafty journey, found Graphic 45 papers on the net and bought my first paper pads to make an album.  That was the start of what has turned out to be a life changing journey.  Thank you for being a part of it and for following me along the way.  To celebrate I'm giving away an 8 x 8 Curtain Call pad that I've had stashed away for all that time.    Just leave a comment below to be in with a chance to win it.  the draw will take place on 31st January and the winner announced here on 1st February.

Our 48hr sale starts tonight at midnight to celebrate the 12th Day of Christmas. I thought it was the 6th Jan but I heard on the radio this morning that it's the 4th.  There's 15% off all stock items and live on line workshops. (pre-order items are not included) 



We're now taking pre-orders for the latest Graphic 45 collections too.  if you'd like to be one of the first to get crafty with one or more of the new collections click the link below.  there are two new elude Collectors Editions and one of their three new collections available today with more to come over the next few days.  Expected delivery in the UK early to mid February.
Pre Order 2015 Graphic 45 Collecitons

I'm off to pick up son no 1 from work so will have to dash.  Enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing something crafty with you shortly. :-) C

114 comments:

  1. Wow Clare that is wonderful! I only found G45 last year and I too have saved away one special collection to make into something wonderful someday. I have enjoyed your tutorials and all the inspiration you share. Thanks! NancyD

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  2. Clare: I am always stunned by your creations and wish I had the imagination and patience to create mini-books like you do. I have always been confused: I couldn't decide if the First Day of Christmas was on Christmas--which makes sense. Or if the First Day was the 26th so that the 12th Day was Epiphany--which makes sense. But I only remember to wonder about this at Christmastime. I'm wonder at your creativity all the time!

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  3. I had a Graphic45 pad that I didn't dare cut until I met you at the NEC, when I saw what you did with it I was inspired. I think the Artisan pad will have to be my next purchase, it looks gorgeous.

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  4. Wow Clare, such a generous give away. Long may you and G45 reign, they are by far the best company around, and your inspirational projects continue to amaze me,

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  5. wow Clare can't wait for the new papers to come out!!! All the embellishments as well, love the new feet from Graphic 45. I have been snowed in which gave me a chance to clean up my craft room and when I saw all the paper I owned I laughed and thought I am not going to need any paper for a long time!! Well guess what I saw sneak peeks from Graphic 45 on their new/old collections and can't wait to purchase them. The bad part is my store up here had to close, the only way I can get papers from Graphic 45 now is to order online!! It's worth the wait but I do get impatient to get them, lol!!! Glad you are back on here, I missed you!

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  6. Forgot to tell you the comment above was from me, Judy in Arizona!!

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  7. what gorgeous papers Clare I wish you A Happy New Year 2015 and that it be creative
    Gr Karin

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  8. congratulations on 4 yrs...I am so very glad you started on your crafty journey as we have all been able to tag along with you!

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  9. Happy New Year Clare.
    I've been drooling over some of the wonderful creations using some of the newer ranges that have been appearing on the G45 site. I look forward to seeing what delights you will be sharing with us this year.
    Toni xx

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  10. That's amazing it's only been 4 years! You'd think it had been years, you're so fantastic in your designs. I'd love to win the Curtain Call paper--I love it and never had any.

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  11. Congratulations on reaching your 4-year milestone! Your creations are second to none, Clare, and I look forward to seeing what delights you have in store for 2015.
    kind regards
    Deborah x

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  12. Hi Clare.
    Like you i love Graphic 45, don't think there are many pads i have not had over the years. I especially liked the calender pad as I do alot of Scrapbooking so this was great. The Christmas pad last year was amazing and the red and green checked paper was my favourite. Thank you for the chance to win Curtain Call, lovely pad. here's to the next four years for youX

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  13. When I found G45 Curtain Call papers were long retired. Wish they'd come back!! I have wonderful pictures that would go in an album with that one. Looks like this year will be interesting with G45 ... as always! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Hugs, Ruth Ann :) xoxo

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  14. Beautiful papers!! I love graphic 45. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Happy new year Clare .. I would love that pad in my collection

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  16. My best wishes for 2015. Eternally thank you for sharing your talent and your gorgeous creations with us. Take care. Hugs from Belgium :-)

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  17. Oh my, what a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary. Thanks for letting us share in your journey. Big new year hugs, glad you're back. Jess

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  18. Clare~ So glad you've been generous enough to share your journey with us! All the best wishes to you for the year ahead!

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  19. Hi Clare and a Happy New Year to your and yours! I too have enjoyed my part of your wonderful journey and it goes without saying that I wish you continued success. I'm really looking forward to whatever you have in store for us over the coming crafting year and would so love to win your prize as unfortunately I missed this collection the first time around. Take care
    Margaret A.

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  20. My congratulations......Happy New 2015 year...... Thanks for the chance to win

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  21. I just love Graphic 45 papers - I can sit and drool for hours!! The big problem is - I am so reluctant to actually cut into them!! Resolution this year - Yes - I am going to use my papers, and be proud of my creations! I have loved following your journey so far - I wonder where you are going next? Best Wishes for the year ahead - wherever it takes you!!

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  22. Happy New Year - I just love your crafty creations and Graphic 45 papers! Thanks Clare.

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  23. I started paper crafting after Curtain Call and tried to find it everywhere! You made my day just thinking there is a chance to get it out there somewhere. You are one of my favorite favorite inspirers Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  24. Only 4 years, Clare? That's amazing! And at a time in my life that I am wondering what the next chapter can be, you give me hope that there is another journey out there. I LOVE your creations and being able to look from afar at all the workshop pics. Keep posting!

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  25. G45 is my favorite company and I have enjoyed all your beautiful creations during these past 4 years. I have purchased every item by G45 over the years so of course I would love to win Curtain Call 8x8 as it is no longer available. My favorite project by you happens to be the CurtainCall album-the one when you and your son went to Paris.

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  26. Roxanne S from Indiana6 January 2015 at 15:38

    Your work always inspires me.

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  27. Just bought one of yourworkshops, so would love to use Curtain Call as the backdrop for my new album. Please could you enter me into this prize draw

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  28. So many of these that I have never seen !!! I love that one !

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  29. This is sooooo cool! a great giveaway .... x x

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  30. This is so cool, Curtain Call is my all time favorite G45. Happy New Year and thanks for a chance to win it.

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  31. Hi Clare, A Very Happy New Year to you and yours, and I hope that 2015 is kind to you.
    I have always thought that it was the 6th January, and have always had my Christmas outside lights on for the last time on the 5th, I took them all down this morning, and outside now looks all drab and un-inviting when driving down our Close, the lights certainly brighten up the outside in these dark, dank days. Bring on the sunshine, I say haha !!
    I've just seen the sneaky peek of the new Precious Moments collection, my youngest Grand-daughter is expecing her first baby at the end of March, and these piccies definitely 'sung to me'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  32. I just love the G45 paper. The weight, double sided, designs and the colours.
    They can be used for so many things in so many ways.
    Like Patricia I am going to get the Precious moments, Once a upon time and the Primer collections as we had our first granddaughter born just after Christmas 2014.
    Many thanks love your work.

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  33. Happy New Year Clare......I have so much enjoyed watching your beautiful creations during this time. Would love to win this and have a go with these beautiful papers. Thanks for this chance to win some in your give away. Best Wishes Margaret

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  34. would love a chance to win, not for myself but to give to a couple of musical crafty pals. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. Hi, I love seeking out the old collections of G45! For Christmas I made my daughters albums, Nutcracker Sweet for photos of my granddaughter & Le Circus for my grandsons. I've learnt so much from watching you & would love the chance to win Curtain Call! BW Jill.

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  36. Love this collection and excited to have a chance to win this pad. I'm in the US , hopefully still qualify. Always look forward to see what you create next.

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    1. Oops--My name is Barb S and my email is schafe18@aol.com---just in case I win.

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    2. I cannot believe you've only been doing this for 4 years. Congratulations! You are a natural. I have seen ALL of your videos and used many of your ideas for in inspiration. Keep up the OUTSTANDING work.

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  37. Hi Clare
    I love Graphic 45 and I love your work- You are so busy I dont know how you do so much! Loved meeting you and hope to see you again soon Happy New Year Cheryl

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  38. Clare always love your projects can't wait to see what you do with this years paper collections!

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  39. I love G45 papers. Wish I was around for the first curtain call. Can't imagine how you could give it up. Thanks for the chance!

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  40. Your work is an inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity to win some 'vintage' G45 ;> Cheers, anneke.

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  41. Hi Clare - couldn't bear to put way my 'Twas the night before Christmas box I made in your class in Peterborough - still in pride of place - recently made a small folio with the raining cats and dogs - was so hard to chop into the papers - love all G45 so would love to win jx

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  42. Happy New year to you too! I have been after curtain call for some time so thank you for the chance to win this. I adore g45 papers and love all your projects and tutorials. Thanks again, have a great 2015 xxx

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  43. Happy New Year to you, too, Clare!! I truly appreciate all your tutorials and looking forward to more in 2015! Thanks for sharing your precious talent with all of us!! :D

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  44. Thanks for all your inspiration - love seeing your beautiful makes! Thanks for the chance to win - Curtain Call is a real classic xx

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  45. Hi Clare! I want to thank you for four years of awesome creativity! Thanks for a chance to win and looking forward to your creations in 2015!!!!

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  46. I just stumbled upon your work and love it! I am currently on my own life changing journey and would love to win the G45 Curtain Call pad for the creativity part of the journey. Happy New Year and thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  47. Clare, I just love your creative spirit it give me so much inspiration! I love the new Graphic 45 and would like to be the winner! Thank you for sharing!

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  48. I love your work! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. I have only recently discovered your blog but am now a fan! Your work is so inspiring. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Annie S amsswsdotsparkesatvirgindotnet

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  50. Can't wait to see what you will share of yourself with us through your Creations this year!

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  51. Love this frame. It's really magical. Just a perfect gift. Wow-the fussy cutting. Dedication. Such beautiful work. I never tire of learning such wonderful techniques. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

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  52. I have just found you on You Tube, love, love ,love your designs, thank you, xxxx

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  53. I love your videos on you tube and you give such inspiration . I hope this year to have more me time to start using my graphic 45 papers to make some mini albums. Good luck everyone in the draw to win more lovely papers !

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  54. Hope its a fabulous year for you and I adore G45, but these new releases are just Dvine!! I want them all. Love the fact that they are releasing older designs, such beautiful papers. G45 are the creme de la creme. So pleased that you are an ambassador and love seeing you on C&C.

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  55. Wishing you a happy & prosperous 2015 Clare--& thank you so much for all the inspiration!
    All the best,
    Donna

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  56. I love graphic 45. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. I have just found your site and am loving G45 papers; also thank you for your tutorials which I am beginning to follow

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  58. I fell in love with Graphic 45 papers the first time I saw them too. It's amazing you have kept that pad all this time! I love watching all your creative projects and learn a lot from you. Thanks so much!

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  59. I have yet to dive in and make an album but your creations are so inspirational. G45 is beautiful to view but I have managed to cut into a page of two (Couture). Please continue to share your creativity and THANK YOU!

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  60. I have always loved this collection! thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  61. Love the collection. Happy New year and thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

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  62. Congratuation on four years I have enjoyed all the videos wishing you the best in 2015.
    Thank you so much for a change to win your giveway
    Hugs
    Sandra

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  63. Happy new year to you too...
    Thanks for the giveaway..
    All the best.
    Lene Frost
    Denmark

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  64. I love graphic 45 and only have a couple of their papers. I love this one and do not have it. Wonderful giveaway :)

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  65. Happy New Year to you as well. Thanks for a chance to win. Love watching your videos. :O)

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  66. I have been enjoying your videos longer than I have been a subscriber. Love watching the beautiful things you craft. Congratulations on four years and Happy New Year too.

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  68. Love Your Work, always enjoy watching you craft and seeing what you create! Happy New Year to You and Your Family!

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  69. The first projects I saw of yours, Claire, were the Graphic 45 Communique Correspondence Case and the mini album...Aye-yai-yai-yai! How could things made from paper be so beautiful?!!! That's when I got "hooked" and started making mini albums. I love your work and wish I could attend one of your retreats and/or workshops but you're on one side of the "pond" and I'm on the other. Thank goodness for youtube!

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  70. I found you on YouTube a few months ago, and am HOOKED! I love what you do with the G45 papers! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  71. Happy new year! I love your videos, they are so inspiring! I just discovered G45 last year and I missed out on so many great collections like curtain call! Would love to win this prize! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  72. Deyse Magalhães22 January 2015 at 15:46

    Happy New Year, Clair. I'm so glad to spend another year crafting with you. Hope you have a great and creative 2015. Please keep sharing your passion and your beautiful projects with us. Hugs! Deyse.

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  73. Love these paper and your page I just found you can't wait to start shopping

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  74. I have to say I was impressed when you stated you had only been doing this for 4 years!! I'm still intimidated! All the paper choices, all the different album styles, all the adhesives! Maybe if I win this pack, I will actually the paper part of the problem solved!!! Good luck everyone!! :)

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  75. I LOVE YOUR WORK.When I started the curtain call paper was just going out, not much left.

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  76. I love you videos! I have never seen this paper before. Do you know what year it's from? I just love Graphic45.Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  77. You must be one of the happiest crafters Claire to actually get your little mits on the G45 papers when they are released. I tried to get this set for ages but with no luck, yippee I have a chance now. Did try for the DT last year but with no luck ... boo hoo. Love watching you on C&C and also bought one of your on line workshops which I have been making in stages. Bit of a slow coach lol. Thanks again for the chance to win such a beautiful paper pad.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  78. Dear Clare, wish you a happy and creative new year! I love your videos and it is amazing that you've been doing this only for four years! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome G45 paper collection that you started with!

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  79. There is just nothing like Graphic 45. Top notch videos Clare. Keep up the good work!

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  81. Hello and Happy New Year. Catching the crafting bug is a game changer. You've found peace now. I, too, love G45, and I promise if I win to use the papers. They are so darn pretty I find it hard to cut them up. Thanks and craft on! kraftyiam@gmail.com

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  82. I can't believe you've only been papercrafting for 4 years. You are so talented and a great inspiration. I would love to win the Curtain Call paper as it was before I discovered G45. I've caught the "paper bug" 2 years ago and love all things G45.

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  83. Thanks for sharing Clare! I've been following your creations for a few years now. Seriously love them all! I am trying to figure out how to come to the UK for a weekend class with you next year! Graphic 45 is my favorite supplier for both paper and staples. Love the vintage feel. Curtain Call is one of my favourites but I have never been able to find it. So exciting to think that you have had it all this time!

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  84. Hi Clare, Am new to papercrafting but I made my sister a lighthouse that holds a mini album for christmas and now am hooked. I was so surprised what you can make with some paper, chipbroad and glue. I love the Grapic 45 papers but have a hard time getting them at the stores here so If I want to use them I have to order them online.

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  85. Clare I'm mesmerized by your work, you have so much imagination and flare, you're so talented. I have been watching your videos must be a year or more and have bought a few too, I'm profoundly deaf December 2014 I was switch-on after having a Cochlear Implant, now I can hear you talk I so enjoyed your Cats & Dogs Album, your giving me such joy being able to hear your speak, Thank You Clare. I love Graphic 45 I wish too they would bring some of the older ones back. Now is can go back and hear you talk through your older albums I'm over the moon..

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  86. Am new to papercrafting but I made a mini album for family and friends now I'm hooked. Your videos have helped me so much.Thank you for this chance to win The Graphic 45 paper pad

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  87. Oh wow! That paper is AMAZING! Wish they'd do a remake of that one! Thanks so much for a chance to win it. I'd never seen it before! And congrats on your four year anniversary!

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  88. I too am a big fan of Graphic 45. I find it hard to believe you have only been paper crafting 4 years, your work is so beautiful and intricate. I have watched all your videos several times for inspiration . Thank you for a chance to win.

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  89. Wow I just love your creations, uyou have inspired me to make my first album which im going to be doing out of the magic of oz papers from graphics 45, teres just stunning. Thankyou for all the hard work ime and effort you put in to doing the videos to show us, an thankyou or the chance to win,
    happy crafting and good luck everyone. Xx

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  90. I love that collection, don't think I haveever seen it. I only wish I could get as good as you are, your talent is amazing. Thanks for giving me this chance to win.

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  91. LOVE YOUR VIDEOS.HAVE BEEN WATCHING THEM FOR QUITE A WHILE, YOU'RE VERY TALENTED.

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  92. Just love your creations, and I love Graphic 45 collections wish it was easier to find in Canada. Thanks for the chance to win your give away.......Mary

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  93. Hello! Very nice to meet you! I was sent here by paint girlee on youtube...glad she sent me this way to your inspiring work! Had to join your blog of course. Thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway..Happy New Year to you too! Sincerely, Gayle glanning@msn.com

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  94. I quite enjoy your creations... thanks for the opportunity to add to the pieces of have of curtain call and possibly can now create an album with them! scrap happy...

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  95. hi i love your creations.. thanks for sharing and i hope to win your giveaway!

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  96. Since you first posted I have searched all things Curtain Call. How generous of you to offer it to us! I'm sure I'm not the only one counting down the days until a winner is chosen. Good luck to us all!

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  97. I began my crafting journey around the same time as you, Claire. Your motorcycle album was one of the first videos I watched and I was so excited about learning to make cards and albums. Through your friendly, educational and entertaining videos I learned so many techniques and tips and soon fell in love with Graphic 45, Oh, your Tropical Travelogue was exactly what I wanted to make for my sister's beach wedding! I can't thank you enough for the inspiration that you have given to my creative spirit. This is a fabulous prize and the winner will have such fun!

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  99. I'm completely with you Claire! Graphic 45 are really something special and the Curtain Call line is so gorgeous! So far Tropical Travelogue is my absolute favourite but unfortunately it was already discontinued by the time I discovered it... The albums you made with that line are fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing your videos! All the best!

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  100. Clare, Happy New Years to you and all my fellow crafters. You have such beautiful designs. I too am a G45 lady.

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  101. Graphic 45 is just the best. Thanks for all the great videos. I have learnt a lot from them.

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  102. I just love this paper line. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.....!!!!

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  103. I just love this paper line. Would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.....!!!!

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  104. Love your blog and G45! Thanks for all the great inspiration:)

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  105. Thanks for the opportunity to win the fabulous Curtain Call paper pad! Thank YOU for sharing all your creative ideas on your videos/blog. You are amazing!

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  106. Hi Clare

    Love the things you do with G45 materials. Wish I could do half as well.

    Best wishes
    Hazel

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  107. Thanks for the chance to win a Curtain Call paper pad. I would love to own this. I really enjoy your blog and tutorials, you are very inspiring. I really appreciate the stuff you share with us especially your tutorials. Thanks you Margaret

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  108. Love all your projects especially the altered art ones. The curtain call paper pad looks wonderful. Looking forward to the February weekend. Heather

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  109. I would love the chance to win The Curtain Call Paper Pad,
    Clare I just love your Tutorials, you are such a inspiration

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  110. I love G 45 and I love your videos ...you give me the inspiration that I need when I don't have any (and the courage to cut the papers they are soo beautiful the way they are ... )
    Hugs
    Alex

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  111. I just bought the Time To Flourish Paperstack. It is so beautyful. 1000 ideas didn't match with one Paperstack ;-)

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