We had a Ball........................

Graphic 45 workshop in Scotland with Clare Charvill UK Ambassador
Morning, I'm home after my 700 mile round trip to Scotland and the best couple of days crafting with the lovely ladies in Tillicoultry, Scotland. We had a ball..............
Before I share some pics I must thank Lesley for organising our event, inviting me up and taking me out for the best Indian meal, Gail for the amazing buffet you treated us all too, Tracey for the truly scrumptious Lemon Meringue Pie, Pauline for the Iron Bru to bring home and ladies to all of you for joining me for two fab days of laughter and crafting. 
Here's a few pics of the ladies crafting their Event Organiser kits to life, and the gorgeous paper combinations they chose to alter them in:
Construction underway on Day 1 
Gail with her amazing buffet and Birthday cake 
 Pauline and Tracey - our Birthday Girls
Aileen, Nicola and Yvonne with their gorgeous projects: 
 I love the mix of papers the ladies chose to alter their organisers in: 
 Tracey worked with the Vintage Hollywood collection: 
 Mandie and her project 
From left to right
Back Row: Anne, Jan, Pauline, Aileen, Lesley, Annie, Gail, Tracey, Yvonne, Nicola.  Front Row: Fiona & Mandie

I was hoping to see the Northern Lights -Aurora Borealis during my trip as there had been loads of  recent displays but recently it wasn't to be so Annie sent me a picture she's taken of them - totally amazing. 
But I did get to see the Keplies lit up in flickering green light which was a first.  
and these gorgeous guys greeted me as I pulled up in a garage for fuel on the way home
I'm looking forward to being in back in Tillicoultry in August to run another two day Graphic 45 workshop, and we're looking at a day class in Glasgow too. Dates will be up on the blog and website shortly. 
Well, I've got to unpack the car before the rain starts again, so have a great rest of your day, thanks for calling by and do call back tomorrow for the launch of our March Giveaway. :-) C 


  1. Good afternoon Clare, so pleased to read that your trip went well and that you arrived home safe and sound. Once again it looks like everyone had a great time. Love your photos and the petrol station welcoming committee in particular! - thanks for sharing.
    Take care.
    Margaret A.

  2. I didn't realize you were going to be gone 2 days. How fun and my word the buffet looked absolutely amazing!!!! How lovely and the birthday cake was gorgeous!! The ladies did a wonderful job, love the beautiful papers, still don't have mine, can't wait!!! How exciting for you Clare, doing something that you love and it's your job as well!!! Take care my friend, glad you made it home safe and sound. We will catch up soon.

  3. Wow what fun you had and amazing food! xx

  4. Hi Clare, Wow !! what fabulous piccies today !! The ladies have made some fantastic projects with fabulous papers. The buffet looks absolutely yummy, and when I read that you had Lemon Meringue Pie I was so jealous, it's my absolute favourite hahaha.
    I'm glad you made it back home safely, enjoy the rest of your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Loved looking at your fantastic pics Clare .
    Thank you for sharing them .
    Elaine H X

  6. Thanks for providing a link to Keplies..very interesting. Loved seeing everyone so hard at work on their delightful projects!

  7. Hello Clare, thank you for sharing a varied assortment of photos of your successful and safe trip. It truly looks like such fun, not to mention ultra creative! Cheers, Adam.

  8. Thank you for an amazing time. It was good to catch up with Jan again and make new friends too while having a giggle! I am still completing my albums and enjoying all the lovely papers. I will add my photos of my 40th birthday when I had a Masquerade ball ceilidh and we all wore ball gowns and danced the night away.