01/04/2015

Heritage Scrapbooking and March Giveaway Winner


1st World War Heritage Layout Designed by Clare Charvill
 First we need to announce the winner of the March Giveaway.  Thank you for all your comments.  126 in all and I loved reading though them. 
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Taking out deleted, duplicated and a couple of spam comments No 98 was left by Sandra NZ.  Congratulations Sandra.  Please mail me your address to mycreativespirituk@gmail.com and I'll get your goodies of to you. 
I was very touched recently to be asked, by the very talented Sally Elve Butler if I'd put together a few layouts using her papers for the Crafting Times stand at the  'Who Do You Think You Are Show, at the NEC, Birmingham next month.  Of course I said yes.  
I'd first come across Sally's Titanic paper collection at Ally Pally a couple of years ago and dithering about came home without buying them.  I searched the net but never managed to find them, and then just happened across a large black binder when I taught at Crafting Times for the first time.  As I opened it I couldn't believe what was inside........... the Titanic papers I'd wished I'd bought, along with many other beautifully designed family heritage papers by Sally.   I bought them :-) and have been holding onto them ever since just waiting for the right project to come along.  We had a get together, talked about the projects and I came away with a few more papers and embellishments to get crafting with. 
After doing a bit of research on WW1 heritage I decided to base my layouts on the famous 'In Flanders Fields' poem, and after reading it decided to add some dimension with poppies grasses and the fence and build my pages around the poem and a WW1 soldier.  I was quite moved putting them together and was really pleased with how they came together.  We're putting them into two red frames to protect the detail and will be running a class for the layout at Crafting Times.  Watch this space for dates and details if you're interested in coming along.  Here's a few more pictures of the dimension:
I had to make a memory box using the Titanic papers, photos and memorabilia that come 's in the collection having finally found them  I loved how this one evolved too. It was eerie to have the crew, who I think all lost their lives looking out at me as I pieced everything together. 
Heritage Layout Designed by Clare Charvill
You can find all of Sally's collections  by following the link below to the Crafting Times web site and clicking on the Family History and Heritage papers link from the menu on the left. 
                                                   Family History and Heritage papers 
If your interested in going to the 'Who Do You Think You Are' Show, its on from 16th - 18th April, Hall 2, NEC, Birmingham and Crafting Times are on stand(table) 20.  Call by, have a mooch and say hi. 

The last shadow box was made from one sheet of Heritage paper.  My Great Grandma met Queen Victoria when she was 11 and I used to love her tell me the story.  Taradiddle Sarah Jane xx Happy memories. 
Well, I best hop off and get working so I hope you enjoyed the post, Congratulations Sandra, thank you for calling by and catch up again later in the week. :-) C

11 comments:

  1. What a precious memory of your great grandma meeting Queen Victoria. Beautiful layouts. Congrats to Sandra on winning this month's give away! I have some Titanic papers, too, and this gives me ideas for them. Huge hugs! Ruth Ann xoxo

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  2. Beautiful layout and precious memory. You always do beautiful work.

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  3. congrats to Sandra and fabulous project and great work Clare.

    gr karin

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  4. Beautiful as always Clare.
    Judy in Arizona

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  5. Wow these are incredible! So much attention to detail. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  6. these are beautiful Clare. Had to have a look at the website and am sure I shall be going there when I get to scrapping my 2 late uncles who were in the RAF. Thank you for the link.

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  7. Hi Clare, Wow !! what an honour to be asked to provide your beautiful samples. Everything is stunning, I'm especially loving the poppies, and the very 'poignant' poem, stunning.
    Congratulations to Sandra you lucky girlie, enjoy your goodies.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  8. Love how you created the poppies...especially the stems. Do I see a terrific use of a pine bough die? Well done!

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  10. Hi clare
    your work is stunning love it
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  11. Hi clare
    your work is stunning love it
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