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Once upon a Springtime.....................

Morning crafters, or is it afternoon.  I've had a day or two off after our fabulously crafty weekend, picked up my new car yesterday and have been enjoying tootling around catching up on errands that had to go on hold last week. It's back to the day job today, there's paper everywhere lol!!! and lots of creativity going on that I'll share with you soon.     It's all about Springtime over on the Graphic 45 blog today.  Annette and I are sharing two of our Once Upon a Springtime projects so I'm going to head over myself and take a look.  What a delightful collection this is.  I started crafting after it was released the first time round and don't think I'd made any projects with the papers up to now, so making the shadow box was all the more fun.  The adorable characters were crying out to be lifted from the papers and made into a scene, something I love doing with Graphic 45 papers. Most of the characters came from the signature sheet and one or two; the frog and fairy layered frames that draw your eye to the middle. I added a hint of iridescence to the fairy wings, but you can t really see that in the photos.  Here's the link to the shadow box if you'd like to make one yourself 
and some close ups of the detail; 

I've got the papers out on the table mocking up a Once Upon a Springtime project for the workshop I'm doing with Isobel, at Scotch Lodge Farm on Friday 10th April.  If you d like to come along and join us call Isobel direct on 01604 810910.  
I'm off to grab a coffee and carry on cutting so thanks for calling by, enjoy the rest of your day and look forward to catching up again soon :-) 


  1. This is sheer Delightful its Beautiful Clare, can't wait to get my copy from you, I'm so please they have bought it back, and see you work on it again. Thank you for your inspiration fantastic

    Love & Hugs Penny xxx

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  3. wow what a lot of work Clare it's stunning and beautiful made
    Gr Karin

  4. Stunning. The way you've arranged everything is exquisite. Hugs from across the pond. Ruth Ann xoxo

  5. This is so pretty Clare, love all the fussy cutting and the 3 dimensional look to everything. A veritable fairyland looking piece. Very cute.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Judy in Arizona

  6. Wow, this is absolutely beautiful, gorgeous colours as always. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  7. Hi Clare, Oh Wow !!!!!! This is absolutely stunning, your layout is fabulous and I'm so impressed with all your fussy-cutting, those hair tendrils, wow !!!!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Hi Clare, Oh Wow !!!!!! This is absolutely stunning, your layout is fabulous and I'm so impressed with all your fussy-cutting, those hair tendrils, wow !!!!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  9. Gorgeous!!! I'm almost speechless!! The fussy cutting alone is wonderful! Everything is sublime!

  10. Gorgeous!!! I'm almost speechless!! The fussy cutting alone is wonderful! Everything is sublime!

  11. Afternoon Clare, I totally agree with everything that has already been said. This project is just so stunning and I am in awe of your patience when it comes to the fussy cutting. Can't wait to see what's in store for us over the next couple of months. Take care
    Margaret A.

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