Dates for the diary, a Birthday Wish and a Crafty Share .......

Beautiful Alterd Box by Madeleine 

Morning and a belated Happy St Davids Day for March 1st.  The weather seems to have taken a nose dive and snow is forecast for later in the week Brrrrr....  just when I  thought things were starting to warm up too.  I've got a couple of weeks of travelling around the country coming up so lets hope it stays away until I'm home. Here's a few dates for the diary:

Create and Craft TV

Tuesday 10th March:  Graphic 45 shows 11am and 7pm 
We'll be getting crafty with the Raining Cats and Dogs Time to Celebrate collections and a selection of staples too 

Scrapbook Magic, Mullion Meadows, Mullion, Cornwall TR12 7HB
Date: Friday 13th March
Time: 10am - 4pm 
We're having a construction day making up one of my new kits(above) and making gorgeous flowers too.  Margaret tells me there are a couple of places left so if you're free on Friday 13th, fancy a crafty day out with great company and as always tasty food give Margaret a ring on 01326 240381to book your place. 
Cornwall Papercraft Show
Date: Saturday 14th March
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: : The Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club, Bodmin, Cornwall. PL30 5AQ
 I'll be joining Ruth at the show, running some free Graphic 45 and Petaloo make and take sessions from 1pm. (Decorative Frame above) and joining in a crafters questions time (I think) during the day which I'm really looking forward to. The supplies for the make and takes have been donated by Jones Crafts. We're welcoming donations that will be passed to the Children's Hospice South West, a local charity that support children with life limiting conditions. 
If you fancy joining in and would like to book a place in advance please give Ruth a ring on 07920 119020

Birds in the Barn 
Date: March 20th & March 21st 
Location: Poplar Nurseries, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester CO6 1HR
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
I'm heading back up country to Essex for two, one day workshops at Janet's shop. Our project for both days is one of my recipe boxes (similar to the one above) altered in papers from the Home Sweet Home collection by Graphic 45.  A perfect match.  If you'd like to come along and join us for a crafty day, make a gorgeous project that you can fill up with your favourite recipes call Janet on 01206 211099 to book your place. 
Daisys Jewels and Crafts 
Date: 28th March 
Location: Unit 3, Bryant Road, Exhall, Coventry. CV7 9EN 
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
It really is home sweet home for me, back in the middle of the country and off to Daisys for the last of my crafty workshops of the month.  We're going to be constructing my new Pencil Case and Album Kit, (pictured above) and decorating the box and album in papers from the Artisan Style collection by Graphic 45.  I'm just making up the sample and will share it once it's finished. If you'd like to join us call Wendy on 07779 110813 to book your place. 

I have a couple of shout outs to share with you too. Firstly I'd like to send Birthday wishes to the lovely Sandra at Jones Crafts.  She always goes the extra mile to help all of us customers with our never ending requests and orders)  Have a fabulous Birthday tomorrow and enjoy your day off and day out. 

 And last but not least I have a lovely customer Madeleine, who loves Graphic 45 and makes the most gorgeous altered boxes, with co ordinated items to go in them.  We've had some great conversations, one or two tears (eh Madeleine) and I'm really excited to be sharing three of her  stunning boxes on the blog today. I know she has plans for an Etsy store and know all her beautiful boxes will get snaffled up real quick. Madeleine they're stunning :-) 

Well, thats all for this morning, have a lovely rest of your day, thanks for calling by and do call by again on Friday for our March Giveaway post. ta ta till then :-) C


  1. omg just fabulous Clare and all your friends who share. You have been truly busy busy, I want to know what kind of vitamins you must take!!! Love these Graphic 45 papers, I think I am spoiled because I very rarely look at any others. I have 10 boxes to alter and a friend says she is bringing me 8 more when she comes to visit!!!! I am making it my goal this year to get them all covered and possibly mini albums to go inside!!! Thank your for the wonderful inspiration my friend Clare, I was truly blessed when I found you on UTube!!
    Luv, luv, luv,
    Judy in Arizona

  2. wow Clare stunning projects and cards again, you are so creative and fab papers.
    Gr Karin

  3. Some lovely things here, as always - but I especially like the little 'suitcase'

  4. Wow, gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing

  5. Good afternoon Clare, I have to say I loved this post and particularly liked the project/photo immediately under the Create & Craft 10th March post. Can I also say that Madeleine's work is just beautiful and thank you for sharing it with us. Take care
    Margaret A.

  6. Hi Clare, What beautiful creations from Madeleine, they are all gorgeous. Your beautiful creations for all your listed workshops, truly gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Awesome altered boxes, and love the candle. I have a box similar to the first one, time to get my G45 papers out! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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