Countdown to Christmas..... in August

Happy Tuesday everyone, it's a bit of a grey one here but Harry baby and I are looking forward to a week away with Auntie Annie in sunny Cornwall.  We're heading off on Friday and will be at the Cornwall Papercrafting Show at Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club with our shop on Saturday 22nd. I'm running Graphic 45 make and takes on the hour from 10.15am so if you're planning on coming along, or down on holiday and in need of a crafty fix, and would like to make one of my little notebook holders see Harry on the stand to book your slot.  We'd love to meet you. I"m also hosting Graphic 45 workshops at Ruths shop in St Ausell, and Karens shop, Total Papercrafts in Bodmin during the week.  

I'm really excited to be featuring a Time to Flourish project made for Graphic 45 over on their blog today.  If you're keen to get started with your festive makes here's a great idea for a wall hanging using the gorgeous imagery from G45's calendar collection. I made up my own frame but you could start off with any box base and build up your own unique piece of festive altered art. There's more pics over on the G45 blog, just click the link above to visit.   

Here's the full project .... lots of fussy cutting involved but it was fun to do.  I loved how the birds came to life once they 'd been cut out:-) 
I'm trying to catch up with the boys washing, pack up kits, the shop .............. you know how it is so I'm going to love you and leave you, thank you for calling by, if you're coming to the show on Saturday looking forward to seeing you and catch up again soon xx :-) C


  1. Gorgeous as always Clare! It won't be long and Christmas will be upon us that's for sure!!! One of my favorite times of the year!! I am already thinking of projects to do, have a small crop coming up in September so will gather everything to work on for then. Thank you for your generous inspiration Clare. Have a lovely time with Auntie Annie in Cornwall.
    Luv, luv, luv,
    Judy in Arizona

  2. Morning Clare, This is absolutely gorgeous !! I'm loving all your fussy cutting, they look so effective.
    Enjoy your time with your Sister.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. This is just beautiful Clare an outstanding work of art , enjoy your time away.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  4. Love this Clare, what a lovely idea.
    Have a great time in Cornwall - I hope the weather stays fine for you

  5. Love this project, was my birthday yesterday and had a busy day unpacking as having just moved back and boxes every where!! Have a fab time in Cornwall Clare, love, Ivy xx

  6. Gorgeous, I wouldn't want to take it down! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  7. Love this, when are we doing a class. Have a good week.