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Let's go on an Adventure .........

morning everyone, or is it afternoon, it's another warm and sunny one here in the UK; it's beginning to feel like summer lol!!!  I'm really excited to be featured on the Graphic 45 blog with Nico today, sharing my take on a mini tag album made from a few of the single tags in the Square Black Tag Album set and papers from the Safari Adventure collection. As you know I absolutely love this collection and the Tiger and really had to stop myself from using him on my album cover again, so I set the scene of the album by using a fussy cut image of the lady on Safari peeking out through the undergrowth.  There are photo frames all the way through the album to add you pics in too.

And here he is ............ that gorgeous Tiger :-) 
Why not grab a coffee and head over to the Graphic 45 blog to see more of my little album,  a full supply list and instructions on how to make it yourself along with a stunner of an album by Nico too.   I"m off to play taxi again so have a great rest…

Happy 21st Birthday Sophie

Whop Whop and a big shout out to the uber lovely Sophie Lowe - Oli's gorgeous girlfriend who's celebrating her 21st Birthday today.  She's one special girlie swirly and just the best girlfriend Oli could have. Sophie if you're reading this have fabulous day with Oli and look forward to seeing you later for dinner.   During my Crazy Bird phase I altered another one of my 'Box It 'kits in blue and then made 20 matching note cards to go inside. This time I joined the base to the spine and added a black card section to hold the 6' x 4' note cards and envelopes in place inside.   Such a fun project to make, and so many things you can do with a little bit of ink. I've always had a fascination for inks. Mum was a draftswoman and I remember watching and talking to her for hours while she worked. She had a box of the most gorgeous coloured ink bottles that was kept under a sideboard. They fascinated me, as they has droppers and squeezy rubber bobbles on the li…

A great time had by all at Lanhydrock

Morning, I'm home ............!  what a great time we all had at the Cornwall Papercraft Show on Saturday at Lanhydrock Hotel.  Julie, thank you sooooo much for all your help on the stand during the day  and huge thanks too to every one who came along to the show and joined in our make and takes.  It was really lovely to see you all. Ruth and Wendy did a grand job organising the event - it's so easy to forget how much hard work goes in behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly, and it did.    It was a real whirlwind of a trip this time, and after meeting up with friends in Falmouth on Saturday night for a good old catch up I headed home yesterday without even stepping foot on a beach.  The weather was pretty grim though, more suited to ducks or seagulls lol!!! and definitely not what you'd expect for mid August by the sea. I really feel for all the holiday makers camping down there.  It really has been a wet and windy summer. Wendy has confirmed the next show will …

Join me at the Cornwall Paper Craft Show

Happy Wednesday everyone. Just a quick post this morning.  Today is my last day to get organised before leaving the boys for a few days and head down to Cornwall for the Cornwall Paper Craft Show taking place this Saturday at the Llanhydrock Hotel.  It's aways a great show, lots of stands, oodles of crafty goodies to buy,  make and takes and demo s throughout the day.   There's free parking at the hotel and refreshments available all day.   If you're in the area and fancy a crafty day out come along and call by.  I'm running make and takes on my stand from 10.30am. Join me and make your own mini concertina album in gorgeous Graphic 45 papers (similar to the one pictured below) 

I've just seen Ginny's gorgeous finished Mini Gift Caddy kit altered in Voyage Beneath the Sea papers over on her bog and am sure she wouldn't mind me sharing it with you.  How gorgeous does it look.  There are more pictures over on her blog many other beautiful projects too.  Here'…

Scotch Lodge Farm First Table Top Craft Sale

Well what a fab time we had at the first Table Top Craft Sale down at Scotch Lodge Farm yesterday. You would never have know that only a few days before the event the barn was home to some gorgeous cows and all that goes with them lol!!!  Bob and his band of handy helpers had done a fantastic job cleaning it out ready for the event and it was almost gleaming when we arrived to set up.  We often forget how much hard work goes into putting on an event, let along one a farm so Isobel I'm sending you and your team, Bob, Emma, Patsi and everyone else behind the scenes HUGE  thanks for all your hard work to get ready for us all to arrive yesterday. 
 It was lovely to meet up with friends and new stall holders and everyone who came along to the event too.   Here's a few pics After the success of yesterdays event Isobel announced that there will be another event next August, so if you fancy having a stall contact Isobel on  01604  810910 for more info or keep an eye out on the Scotch Lod…

Get creative with our August Giveaway

Evening everyone it's been a gorgeous day here and the sun has been shining in as I've crafted away altering another new kit we have out today on the website. Called the 'Box It' kit it's a really versatile addition to our ever growing range, and can be altered in a number of ways.  It comes flat packed, with instructions on how to put it together as an album cover or make it into the box version (above) 
I've gone for box version on my sample today, and created a Bird Box for all my Crazy Bird stamps, dies and sentiments stamps. The base is of the box is 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" and the lid just a little under 8 1/2". A great size to hold an album (sample on it's way) and to use up those smaller paper pads we all like to work with Why not create your own journal in a box. So many options for this great kit.  I've used inks and white card to alter the pictured sample, after joining all the pieces together using our black construction tape - no pain…

I'm back with our July Giveaway Winner

Surprise Surprise it's me 'le Clare' back with a very late winner announcement for our July Giveaway Having worked all but five days last year I decided to take a very long holiday after my Sister left at the end of July, and have been enjoying time outside, de cluttering every where and spending time with Harry bean before he heads off to Hogwarts (that's what his Uni college is called) in just under a month. Very apt as he was a huge Harry Potter fan when he was younger.  So after a long wait Random.Org selected comment no  13  as our July Giveaway winner.  it was left by

cheryl craddock4 July 2016 at 11:48
Congratulations Cheryl, if you could mail me your address to mycreativespirituk@gmail.com when you have a minute I'll get your ATC Box off to you in the post. Thank you too if you left a comment.  I loved reading them all.
After receiving quite a few asks for a desktop storage solution for stamps and cards I'm really pleased to be sharing our new kit.  Easy to…