a post from Poldark country ...........

Well hello my crafty friends, its been a while since I blogged ............ we're in Poldark country - Cornwall having a busy busy time come holiday.  We drove down last Friday. OMG - so did everyone else.  it was the day after the GCSE results came out here and the world and his dog were heading for the coast.  After sitting in traffic for hours we pulled off into the services to grab a drink and it took an hour and a half to get back on the motorway again.  Met a lovely couple heading for Salcome as we sat in the queue so Christine from Crafting at the Cottage if you're reading this I hope you're having a great time on your hols too. 
Harry and I headed off to the Cornwall Papercraft Show early Saturday.  Great show this year, thank you to all who came along, shopped and joined in all the make and takes on the stands.  It was busy all day and a great time had by all.  Harry was a star, manned our stand single handed until Sarah and Peggy arrived to take over in the afternoon - he knows all the blurb and was chatting away to the customers about Graphic 45 and our kits like he'd been doing it for ages.  Thank you H and Sarah too who was also a star.   Great show Ruth and Wendy. Look forward to the next one on March 19th 2016.
Harry returned up country by train from a very wet Truro on Tuesday and yesterday I travelled up to St Austell for a Graphic 45 workshop with Ruth and all her lovely ladies. 

There were 28 of us crafting away making stationery boxes altered with Gilded Lily papers by G45 and olio albums in various collections.  Thank you Ruth for your fabulous hospitality and ladies for coming along and joining me for a wonderfully crafty day.  Look forward to seeing you all again soon, and sooner if you're coming along to Saturdays Bureau workshop at Karens, Total Papercrafts. 
We've had days of rain but today the clouds blew out over the sea and it was a hot hot day.  Annie and I headed off to the beach for a chilling afternoon on the sand.  It was lovely.  I really feel like I'm on holiday.  
Am hoping it's sunny again tomorrow, we'll be heading for the beach again if it is. Looking forward to Saturdays Graphic 45 class with Karen at Totalpapercrafts, in Bodmin before I head home and prep my final demo's for the Graphic 45 shows on Create and Craft on Tuesday. Have a lovely Friday, thanks for calling by and catch up again soon 

Ohhhh while I"m here if you pre ordered the new Graphic 45 collections, they ve arrived in the country, will be shipped to me over the weekend and will be on their way to you on 2nd September :-)


  1. Wow it certainly is Poldark country, love that show!!! Glad you are having some fun time as well as work time Clare. Harry is cute, glad he could help you out and I am sure the ladies loved speaking with him. I am using the Rare Oddities papers from Graphic 45 to do a project, I will post photos when I am finished!!! Thank you again for your inspiration as always! Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Judy in Arizona

  2. Gosh you have been busy,busy, busy , beautiful stationery boxes { i copied one of your boxes last week my first one ever, and i am pleased to tell you it is lovely , so lovely my Grand daughter has had it to put her trinkets in so i will be trying another this weekend a size bigger maybe ? }
    Thank you for all the inspiration and ideas on your blog.
    Looking forward to C&C on Tuesday i will record as well .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  3. Sounds as though you had a great time Clare. Really must try to get to one of your classes sometime I'm sure it would help me.
    Must remember to record C&C on Tuesday !

  4. Hi Clare, You are having a busy 'working holiday', so glad you are getting some 'me' time too. Harry obviously 'stole the show', well done Harry.
    I definitely recognise the first piccie, fabulous Poldark !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Looks like a fabulous time, haven't been to Cornwall for a few years now but I did enjoy Poldark and am tempted to go back soon.
    Gorgeous stationery box.
    Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  6. Hi Clare - glad to hear your trip went well after all that awful traffic. We had a great break and the weather was kind. Now back and sorting card stock - re ordering designs, chasing up clients and organising materials 9Fabric and paper) ready for a run of workshops - check out https://www.facebook.com/CraftingAtTheCottage?ref=hl and http://craftingatthecottage.blogspot.co.uk/ to see what I get up to -
    best wishes
    Chritsine x