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Cafe Parisian Recipe Box Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Evening my crafty friends, how are you?  Long time no typie typie from me lol!!!  It's been a right old topsy turvy week here.  After some time away with H we've been shopping for last minute things for him to fill up his new room at Uni and packing up boxes for us both to head off in different directions........ Him down south and me up north!  
I've literally just finished the Recipe Box project for Saturdays class at the Edinburgh Trade Show. . Papers arrived here this morning but by the time I'd packed up the orders off the website, gone to the post office, the chemist, Tesco's, the doctors, then a trip back to them all to try and find my bank card that had mysteriously vanished somewhere between them all ( I didn't find it) it was gone 5pm before I sat down to take a good look at the papers and plan the project. They're from the Cafe Parisian collection by G45. Made me uber hungry while I was snipping them up - could have killed for a cake lol!!! 
Cafe Parisian Recipe Box Clare Charvill Graphic 45Cafe Parisian Recipe Box Clare Charvill Graphic 45

So tomorrow I head up to bonnie Scotland for the Edinburgh Trade show, and a few classes and am looking forward to meeting up with everyone coming along to the show and my classes. If you there, and fancy joining me for the short workshop running on Sunday and Monday afternoons call by my stand and book early. Here's our mini project - do you think we can make it in an hour ish!!!!!   

I've combined  the ATC box (one of my products), Claireeeee's magic tape (as it's been called) and the new St Nicholas papers from Graphic 45........  into this cute Christmas themed project ....... love this little box.  Just perfect for 6 x 4 picture cards ....................  
Well I think that's all for now, I've got a few more things to sort before heading up the stairs so nighty, nighty, thanks for calling by and enjoy your Friday :-)  Catch up again soon x C 


  1. This is stunning and being in Edinburgh I would love to know when and where the show is being held, I can't find nay info....

    1. Hi Astrid, thanks for calling by. Its the Craft Trade Show held at the Marriott Hotel. My open workshop for the public is on Saturday (tomorrow) - we have two places left if you're interested in coming along. 10am - 4pm. If you are mail me at and I can let you know what to bring along. Its only basics :-) Would be lovely if you can x

  2. Morning Clare, 'Let them eat cake ...' this is positively gorgeous, no wonder you were uber hungry after looking at these gorgeous 'fancies'. I'm also loving your other project, in an hour !!! You are such a busy bee, enjoy !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. Hi Patricia, lol! I know cute isn't it perfect papers for a recipe box full of cake recipes. I'm slowly disappearing up my own ........ lol!!!! So much to do and no time to do it in. It looks like box city here. Will chillax while driving up to M6 to the Scotland though. Good thinking time too. Hope alls well with. Have lovely weekend xxx

  4. Goodness Clare, the recipe box looks gorgeous and I love the little ATC box. Might just have to make this one.

  5. I love all your projects! These are no exception. Have a wonderful time in Scotland!

  6. Good evening Clare, and can I say I'm just loving your latest recipe box and the little ATC box is fab! Do hope your journey up to Scotland went well, that you arrived safely and have had time to relax before the start of your very busy weekend. Take care
    Margaret A.

    1. Hi Margaret, how are you and thanks so much for calling by. Great to hear you like the latest creations. The trip up to Edinburgh took seven hours, the last bit in right wet weather so was a bit skiddy on the motorway. Decided not to take the scenic route in off the M74. lol! Room is fabulous at the Marriott :-) Class starts at 10am in the morn so I'd better get off and get some sleep. Have a lovely weekend. Hope that back of yours is holding on up - sending you crafty hugs xxx :-)

  7. Cancel that card immediately! So sorry to hear that you're having to deal with this issue. Nice G45 paper collection! Getting your young adult off to college can be a challenge. Just wait until you can "hear" the silence of having him gone. Thinking of you!

    1. Hi Martie, it eventually turned up but it took a son to trace it. Was in a right panic. I was only thinking about the silence thing on my way up north. He came home last night shouting at the top of his voice tanked up with Jack Daniels after a golf day with his dad. 7 days to go lol!!! I'll miss him loads though :-)

  8. I had a super lovely day today Claire - thank you very much. Will put the finishing touches to my box tomorrow. Laurane 😀

  9. I had a super lovely day today Claire - thank you very much. Will put the finishing touches to my box tomorrow. Laurane 😀

  10. Oh boy I bet the ladies had fun making these with you Clare. So pretty, can't wait to get the papers!!


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