A Fabulously Crafty Retreat and I'm coming to Scotland

Graphic 45 Crafters Retreat with Clare Charvill Ambassador UKhello, hello, hello it's been a while I know ........ lot's has been happening this end.  I'm not sure if Harry reads my blog but I want to give him the biggest WHOP WHOP. After studying for his 3D Design Diploma his results came through. He didn't drop a mark over the two years and came out with distinctions in all subjects and an overall straight D*D*D* result.  His place at Gloucester University, he's off to study Landscape Architecture and he moves into his new accommodation on Campus on 17th September.  
My baby is leaving the nest !!!!!! Congratulations H Bean - let the new journey begin :-) 
Voyage Beneath the Sea Event organiser, File Folder and Planner Clare Charvill Graphic 45
I spent the best part of last week finishing off the prep and making up kits for my Summer retreat, and then spent a fabulous weekend with 16 lovely ladies at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth.  Our projects this time (above) were a 12 x 12 Scrapbook with pages altered in papers from A Ladies Diary collection (PDF Tutorial will be out shortly) and an Event Organiser Altered in papers from the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection - both by Graphic 45. Ladies it was a really great event, thank you so much for coming along and making it such a huge success.  Huge thanks also to Karen for all her help and Ruel and the team at the Holiday Inn for their excellent service and hospitality, nothing is ever too much trouble. Here's a few pics:

Doris, June & Bev
Kathy Mills - the Glitter Girl
Ruel our House Manager & Kathy (who you may know as one of the Glitter girls)
Lorraine and Bev - look out for them on Eggheads :-) 

If you're a Graphic 45 fan, love construction and creating vintage style projects with paper come along and join me in November for the last retreat of the Year at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth.  the event is split into two but you could roll all three days together for an extended crafty getaway before the festive season starts. 

Friday 18th November - one day workshop 
A choice of three projects from my range of Alter Me kits altered in papers form the new St Nicholas collection by Graphic 45 
1. An Advent Calendar with a difference    
2.  A Christmas Lantern  
3.  A 12 x 12 Box of Crackers
Fabulous Graphic 45 Raffle 
Goodie Bag 

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November  
A two day Retreat  with a choice of five projects 
1.  A Ladies Diary Scrapbook 
2.  St Nicholas Christmas Scrapbook 
3.  St Nicholas Event Organiser, File Folder and Planner 
4. Voyage Beneath the Sea Event Organiser, File Folder and Planner 
5. St Nicholas Christmas Album - my style
Fabulous Graphic 45 Raffle 
Goodie Bag
Lunch on both days  

Pics of projects altered in papers released in July 2016 to follow  

For more info and bookings click here. 
I'm coming to Scotland WHOP WHOP

sample above altered in papers from the Home Sweet Home collection by Graphic 45

Calling all you lovely crafters north of the border. Come along and join me for a one day workshop in Edinburgh: 
Venue: Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Rd, Edinburgh
Date: Saturday 10th September 2016
Times: 10am - 4pm  
Project:  Cafe Parisian Recipe Box ( Graphic 45 papers and my Alter Me Recipe/Photo Box- pics to follow when papers arrive in the UK) - sample above altered in papers from the Home Sweet Home collection by Graphic 45
Cost: £40.00 (optional lunch £11.00 per head) 
Bookings: contact Tina Fallon via FB - click here FB to message her 

Auntie Annie has come all the way from Cornwall to spend a week with us. After our really crafty weekend it's been lovely to take time off and go out and about visiting family, celebrating with Harry and catching up with old friends.  We really have been the ladies that lunch........ 
I've just glanced at the clock and amazingly it's 1am so I'd better say goodnight and get off up the stairs for some beauty sleep before our socialising begins again in the morning.  Have a great rest of your week and look forward to sharing some more crafty makes with you shortly. :-) C


  1. Love all the fab photos Clare!!! Everyone looks like they had the best time and I am sure they did. I can't wait till the new G45 papers come in, I just filled out my order and gave it to my friend so she could be sure and order enough of everything!! Super congrats to Harry, that's wonderful, your boys (men) are so smart!! Enjoy your visit with Annie!! Catch up soon!!

  2. Lovely photo's and creations Clare , so nice to see Kathy too.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  3. Hi Clare, Congratulations and Well Done, Harry !!
    A fabulous post and fabulous samples showcased, and it was lovely to see Kathy (Glitter Girls), haven't seen her for ages.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Hi Clare, Congratulations and Well Done, Harry !!
    A fabulous post and fabulous samples showcased, and it was lovely to see Kathy (Glitter Girls), haven't seen her for ages.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Talk about an interesting apron! Congratulations to your son and good wishes for his future! Your projects always look so sophisticated. Thanks for sharing with us.

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