09/06/2015

A Crafty Weekend and June Giveaway

What a fabulously crafty weekend we had down at Sirstampalot.  On Saturday we were making pencil cases and a new design for the album inside from Raining Cats and Dogs papers and then we went box crazy on Sunday with the Artisan Style papers.  Lovely projects ladies.  I had a crafting partner on Saturday, Lauren above showing off her crafty makes came along with mum and grandma so we paired up together which was lovely.  Thank you  ladies for coming along and Janice and Andy for organising the day and keeping up topped up with drinks and goodies.
Here's some pics from the weekend 

Three generations of crafters enjoying a day out together 


Project sheets are available for this weekends classes over on our website at 
We also have two new kits out this week.  The Bureau, which also has a project sheet detailing how to alter it and then one that covers how to alter it and make the mini album inside, and then our teeny weeny ATC box both pictured below. 
It's just 4 years this month since I started up my blog, and remember feeling really nervous waiting to see if anyone called by. I was really excited when we got to 10 views and 50 blew me away :-)   Now we're creeping up towards 1 million visitors which is totally amazing.  Thank you everyone for calling by, your comments and for following me.  To celebrate my four years of crafting we're giving away one Bureau Kit,  full project sheet and accessory pack and an ATC kit in this months giveaway.  If you'd like to be in with a chance to win this fabulously crafty bundle just leave a comment below before midnight on 30th June.  the winner will be announced on July 1st here on the blog. 
Both kits are available to order now on the website 

I'm designing our projects for my retreat this week, papers still haven't arrived here in the UK and I"m beginning to get a bit twitchy - crafting blind is no mean feat lol!!!  
Have lovely day yourself, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again soon with some sneak peeks of what we're making with the beautiful Gilded Lily and curious Rare Oddities collections :-)

107 comments:

  1. wow 4 years, your crafting is amazing, I am so looking forward meeting you and taking part in the workshop at inhouse in Milford Haven, I am new to using graphic 45.

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  2. Since meeting you at Stitches I think I've become a Graphic 45 addict! (no surprise there then!). I particularly love this bureau and mini-album and look forward with great anticipation to seeing what you do with the Gilded Lily and Rare Oddities collections.
    Diane xx

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  3. Having recently discovered G45 and your fabulous blog Clare I would love to attend one of your classes but alas it's too far for me to travel. This is a wonderful opportunity to make a fabulous Clare project. Thank you for the chance to win. Congratulations on your 4th birthday. x Edna

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  4. Congratulations on your Fourth Birthday. I've followed you since you started and you really have a 'Creative spirit' . Your work is always superb, looking forward to your July class in South West Wales. Thanks for the chance to win a kit.
    Babs

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  5. wow more beautiful kits can't wait to see what you create with the new Graphic 45 papers! congratulations on your 4th birthday!!!!

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  6. Congratulations on 4 amazing years

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  7. Raising a glass to you Clare - queen of fussy cutting - inky edges and magnets x lol x here's to another 4 years and more x love Chris Linnett

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  8. Wow ! what can I say. Your work is just breath-taking ,you inspire me so much Clare and one day I WILL come to one of your workshops , it would be amazing to meet you ,So workshop up North Yorkshire Please and I'm booking my place NOW ! Congratulations on your 4th birthday and keep up the amazing work
    crafty hugs Susan xxx

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  9. Congratulations on 4 years! Your projects are always amazing! Hoping you have many, many more inspiring years ahead.

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  10. Oh, my, every of these boxes looks so beautiful :0D but I love, love, love the Bureau, it's incredible!... thank you so much for this awesome idea :0))

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  11. Fabulous projects - love graphic 45, love little boxes. A perfect combination! xxx

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  12. Wow, 4 years! Congratulations! I always look forward to your blog posts, and this one was such fun. I love seeing all the boxes and bureaus you have created. Lovely work!

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  13. Love your creations. You are so talented! Everything is very well done, well finished. :)

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  14. Oh thank you for the chance to win this is lovely!!

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  15. Fantastic storage solutions! Thanks for the chance to win. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  16. gorgeous boxes and fantastic papers Clare
    Gr Karin

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  17. Bold Boxes, Beautiful bureaus, Awesome Albums, love all your work! x

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  18. Happy 4th Birthday Clare. Hope those papers arrive pretty quick, I can't wait for retreat. See you soon. Sally x

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  19. Congratulations for your four year of amazing work, thanks for all the inspiration you give me.

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  20. It just goes to show that crafters come in any age and size and you're never to young to start learning. She did a beautiful job too! Enter me in the drawing, I would so love to have those pieces and would make room to display them proudly.

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  21. I'm so glad you were brave enough to start your blog four short years ago. Stay happy and healthy and here's to many more wonderful years ahead!

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  22. Love all your projects! Thank you for having such wonderful giveaways!
    Sharon P.

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  23. Congratulations on your 4th birthday, Clare. Can't wait for the retreat in June. Itchy fingers already.

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  24. What wonderful projects. I love to see wee scrappers participating. My daughter is 9 and all about the paper. Congrats of 4 years.

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  25. Your work is fabulous! I hope to make it to the UK in a few short years! I would love to take one of your classes. Congratulations!

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  26. Thanks for such a fab weekend and for being brilliant with Lauren xx

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  27. Me, me, I hope it's me!!!! Yes I am selfish I will admit it to everyone!!! I absolutely adore Clare, her kits, her ideas, her everything!!! She has given me so much inspiration and I am never afraid to try anything!!!! Although I do admit to not cutting in to the beautiful papers sometimes!!!! I am so thankful for the day I found her on U Tube!!!! You ladies in the UK are so lucky to have her!! Enjoy.
    Judy in Arizona

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  28. Congratulations!!!
    You deserve better because your videos are so amazing and you always amaze me by your ideas. I would truely be happy and grateful if i won and it would be a great birthday present as my birthday will be coming soon
    thank you

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  29. Congratulations! Four fabulous years.

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  30. Here's to the next 40 yrs. (not sure I'll make that long though. Well done Clare. Would love to win one of your kits.

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  31. Wow, they look beautiful and I would love to win xx

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  32. You all seem to have had an amazing time crafting away the weekend. Love your projects, and so look forward to your blog dropping into my inbox!!! Would really appreciate this kit and thank you for the opportunity to win it. Hugs Margaret x

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  33. What a fantastic achievement for you Clare! You are such an inspiration for us all Thank you

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  34. Congratulations Clare and well done . I love your crafting includes three generations. I am encouraging my grandchildren to craft and they love G45! Thanks for the opportunity to win a give away.

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  35. Stunningly creative....thank you for being a well of inspiration😊

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  36. As always your projects are the best! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Stunning project as always and congratulations for reaching your million of followers, you're the best!:-) big crafty hug, Ivy x

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  38. I would love to learn to make these boxes for albums. Beautiful work. And thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

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  39. Great projects, you are always so creative.

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  40. I look forward to your emails-love seeing all your creative gorgeous projects. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your great giveaways. >^..^<

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  41. OMG Claire I never realised that you had been coming to my house each morning for that long.
    Time does fly when you enjoy a persons company.
    Many thanks for the wonderful items you show us that inspire us all.
    And thanks for the chance of the giveaway.
    Annamieke from the land down under.

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  42. I love your videos. Everything you make is gorgeous but I absolutely love the bureau

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  43. I love your videos. Everything you make is gorgeous but I absolutely love the bureau

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  44. I love your videos. Everything you make is gorgeous but I absolutely love the bureau

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  45. Hi Clare looooooooooooove your videos. Hugs Joy

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  46. This is such a great one of so many projects! Congrats Claire and thank you for all of your inspiration!!

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  47. This is such a great one of so many projects! Congrats Claire and thank you for all of your inspiration!!

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  48. What pretty boxes! It's always nice to keep your things in lovely boxes.. and especially boxes with drawers and fun nooks.

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  49. Happy 4th Birthday. Thanks for the opportunity to win these beautiful boxes. Love the bureau especially! Have a great week!PS Lauren is a cutie and talented to boot!

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  50. love all of your creations. I would love to win anything you give away!

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  51. Beautiful work! I'd love to do classes, but a bit far away here in Southern California!

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  52. Congratulations on your anniversary! I want to have whatever you eat for breakfast because your energy and creativity is boundless! Your videos are like sunshine and they inspire me so. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

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  53. Congratulations Clare wat a great achievement! You are sooo talented and I love your projects. You may like to visit Australia one day!

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  54. Beautiful project!! another hit in your career as a crafter...I love your tutorials are very easy to follow , many thanks for this opportunity and keep going doing this beautiful activity of crafting.

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  55. I have been a big fan of your work for 3 years now ever since I found your channel. I am hooked on papercrafting. I love all your projects and do many of them. They all turn out beautiful. You make me look good.

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  56. Hi Claire,

    I would love to attend one of your crafty weekends but I live in Texas USA! I have been following you for years and love all your stuff. You are remarkable! Keep the crafty stuff coming!

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  57. fabulous projects as always Claire...looking forward to meeting you at the milford haven workshop

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  58. Congrats to you clair. I have been watching your videos for a while and I love them. Please keep crafting.

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  59. Your creations always amaze me!!! Love them:)

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  60. You're creativity always amazes me. I've made several mini's using your ideas and of course the awesome G45 paper collections. I'd be thrilled to win this wonderful giveaway!

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  61. Thank you for inspiring me to do something I only thought about doing. I have my first mini album done which will go to my sister who is days away from having her first baby. My next project is for my class that starts this fall. Thank you for sharing you ideas and helping us all grow as an artists!

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  62. More lovely projects Clare. Love them both. Think I might have to have the Bureau when I have finished my baby journal project. Hmm... the ATC box would be ideal for storing some of my technique reminder cards though.... guess I'll end up getting both then .. lol. Thanks for sharing your work and ideas Clare... x

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  63. It looks as if you had a great time at Sir Stampalot - very envious, as usual. The projects all look wonderful.

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  64. Morning Clare, Wowwwwww !!!! what a fantastic giveaway,, thank you so much for the chance to win this fabulous kit.
    Beautiful piccies and stunning creations shown here from the girlies, well done All !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  65. Absolutely beautiful I would love to win and alter these beauties. Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you and your loved ones are doing well.

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  66. Absolutely beautiful I would love to win and alter these beauties. Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you and your loved ones are doing well.

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  67. Absolutely beautiful I would love to win and alter these beauties. Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you and your loved ones are doing well.

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  68. Congrats on 4 years strong! Beautiful creations! Love the ATC Box! Thanks for the chance at winning!!

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  69. Great work! Always so inspiring!

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  70. Can't wait to do the workshop with you in Millford haven next month.

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  71. Congrats! I have enjoyed seeing your creations.

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  72. Beautiful boxes! Looks like everyone did awesome. Love seeing what you make and your tutorials, can't wait to see what is next.
    angel hugs

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  73. I love seeing all your beautiful Graphic 45 creations.....

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  74. Great post - especially that darling Lauren - what fun! Your weekends always look like so much fun - am envious of the great time - I'm stuck in San Diego! Love all your work - finding your blog opened my eyes to all the wonderful creative projects I could make. I saw your French Country folio on Pinterest and the rest is history. Thanks Clare

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  75. Congratulations on your 4th birthday, such an inspiring 4 years too, thank you.
    Can't wait to see you in Cornwall soon! x

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  76. Congratulation!! You are making beautiful projects, keep crafting!

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  77. C~O~N~G~R~A~T~S! Thanks for such a GREAT giveaway!
    Hugs, happy crafting , Linda ;0)

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  78. Awesome projects! ~ Leanne S

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  79. Clare - As always your projects are absolutely gorgeous and showcase those lovely papers. Appreciative of your talent and your willingness to share that talent and, of course your giveaways ��

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  80. Salutations to you on this fine crafting day!!!! I purchased my first tutorial after happening across one of your videos on YouTube. I was totally blown away by your talent and decided that I had to learn how to do this. So I dove in and now after only creating 4 pages.....I'm hooked. Thank you for sharing your talent and thank you for making it possible for me to explore the possibilities of the wonderful world of Graphic 45 paper.

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  81. Simply awesome set. You continue to come up with some of the most amazing projects. Love them all, keep them coming.

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  82. Isabel Lawrence12 June 2015 at 22:43

    Love your projects, you are so talanted. Thank you for sharing

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  84. I just found your wonderful You Tube videos, Facebook, Pinterest and Etsy accounts today. I can't wait to catch up! I love your projects, especially the Bureau! What an awesome addition it would be to my new Art Studio in progress. Congratulations on your first 4 years and here's to the next 4 years! Thank you for sharing your talent on the other side of the pond.

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  85. Congratulations on 4 years but with your talent am sure there will be many more years to come. All you project inspire me so keep them coming.

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  86. I love all your work Clare, truly amazing and inspiring, i'm lucky as my friend Pauline was at your weekend and I can see all your projects first hand. Xxx

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  87. I love all your work Clare, truly amazing and inspiring, i'm lucky as my friend Pauline was at your weekend and I can see all your projects first hand. Xxx

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  88. Everything you make is so beautiful and inspiring, thanks for sharing!

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  89. Victoria Richards16 June 2015 at 06:37

    Congrats on the four fabulous years. Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize. My fingers are crossed...

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  90. Congratulations on being 4 yrs old blogging and a big thanks for the chance to win your fabulous products!

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  91. Beautiful projects! Congrats on 4 years!

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  92. Congratulations Clare on your 4th anniversary. I found your blog about 2 years ago and even if I don't always leave a comment, I do look at your site most days. You are so very generous giving all these fabulous goodies away and this months is no exception. Like everyone else I would love to be in with a chance of winning but hey , I can always follow your wonderful videos and buy the kit. Hugs xx Pauline A

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  93. Congrats! Your creations are just so inspiring! Look forward to seeing more of your amazing creations! hugz

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  94. Claire, I love everything you create!, Your work inspires and your tutorials are easy enough that even I can follow! Congratulations!



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  95. Congratulations Claire....I've been in love with your beautiful work since the beginning. I just want to create everything you share. My only wish is to be able to attend one of your classes, but being in the States...I can't. Love you.......

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  96. Congrats on your success! I would love a chance to win the bureau kit. Or even just the project sheet. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
    Hugs, Jess

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  97. A huge congrats to you Clare - you may not remember but there have been days when I couldn't have got through without your online tutorials - and for that I can never thank you enough -- those days hit me a little less often now - but still happen- and an online workshop with you as company gives me my sense of equilibrium back. Love your work - your designs are so very practical and you are a great teacher. Graphic 45 have a real treasure in their UK Ambassador and your success is so very well deserved.

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  98. Congratulations!! Always love watching you

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  99. I Love, Love, Love these creations...its just simply amazing

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  100. Amazing new designs!! Love the Bureau!!!!

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  101. Congrats Clare, you are a fantastic ambassador for G45. A big hi to all G45 crafters out there.

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  102. Congratulations on your first four years, Clare. Your creativity is amazing. I love Graphic 45 products. It is very generous of you to give away these wonderful kits. The person who wins them will be very lucky. (I hope it is me ;-0 )

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  103. "Found" you by accident not long ago Clare and have spent many an hour watching your amazing tutorials. Your inspiration and generosity are inspiring. Not surprised you are G45 UK ambassador again. Happy Birthday!

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