22/06/2015

A great weekend retreat Graphic 45 style



Rare Oddities Bureau by Denise at Clare Charvills Crafters Retreat

Morning everyone, what a great weekend we've just had crafting away Graphic 45 style.  We all gathered at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, the home of my retreats, for two and a half days of crafty fun and frolics.  Scissors were flying, and papers were crafted into some fabulous projects by everyone.  Ladies thank you for joining me for our 6th My Creative Spirit Retreat. The event couldn't have happened without help from Isobel at Scotch Lodge Farm, Wendy from Daisy's Jewels and Crafts, Sandra, Darren and John from Jones Crafts and Jane and Karen on Friday and over the weekend.  Thank you all so much.  Our lovely friend Lyn couldn't be with us this time but, Lyn if you get to read this when you're out of hospital we were thinking about you and missed your company. 
There were lots of Bureaus being altered in Artisan Style papers, Hillary chose the Precious Memories Album as her project, and with the arrival on Saturday morning of the new Rare Oddities and Gilded Lily collections four lovely ladies crafted freestyle altered their Bureaus in the curiously gorgeous Rare Oddities papers. 
Here's some pics 
Cathy went large and super sized her album
We had a how to assemble your 'Craft Maid' demo by Clare 
The complete range of My Creative Spirit kits to browse through
lovely smiley faces and fabulous projects made by all 
and some fabulous of piste crafting with the Rare Oddities paper collection that arrived an hour before the start of the event. 


and some foot snapping too - who's tootsies are those :-) 
The Holiday Inn, Kenilworth did us proud again, thank you to everyone at the hotel for looking after us so well over the weekend. 
Our next Retreat takes place on November 20th 21st and 22nd. Projects will have a Christmas theme and we;ll be crafting with the Christmas release to be showcased by Graphic 45 at CHA USA in July. There's a handful of places left so if you'd like to come along and join me for some crafty fun Graphic 45 style click here for more info and booking details.  . 
Today's little task is to unpack the car, update the website, ship out the weekend orders and then head back to the hotel to pick up the last of the boxes I just couldn't squeeze into the car yesterday.  Mustn't forget to get dressed first though lol!! 
Catch up again soon 

8 comments:

  1. You had a full house!! Wow loved all the papers, know the ladies had a great time, love the Rare Oddities paper on the little bureaus!! Wish I could have joined you all. Love all the photos of the ladies working hard on their "arty" creations. Thanks for sharing Clare!!
    Judy in Arizona

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    1. Hi Judy thanks for calling by. Hope your busying yourself on a crafty make too and speak soon xx :-) C

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  2. You are such a busy paper crafter!!! LOVE your projects...too bad "The Pond" is so darn big! Photos will have to do. Looks like everyone went home happy!

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    1. Hi Martie thanks so much for calling by and leaving your comment. I think they all did, and shattered too. Have a great rest of your week and happy crafting :-) C

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  3. Morning Clare, Wow Wow Wow !!! these Bureaus and Albums are fabulous, I'm loving, loving, loving the papers.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Afternoon Patricia, thanks so much for calling by and for your comment too. I'm getting really behind with the replies so huge apologies from me with a hug. The Rare Oddities papers are just fabulous, not to halloweeny either. They went down a storm at the retreat too. Hope alls well with you and your not too busy xx :-) C

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  4. Looks like a fun weekend Clare - very envious as usual.

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    1. Hi there, many thanks for calling by and for your comment too. It all went really well and everyone left with their fabulous Bureaus to fill up and use. Hugs :-) C

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