One week and two great Graphic 45 workshops

Marina Milford Haven, Wales

Well hello my crafty friends, what a week it's been. Oli and Sophie are back together after a few weeks apart, are all loved up and have announced they're looking for a house together and Harry Bean came home for five days over Easter too with washing like you wouldn't believe!!! The house was heaving and looked like widow Twanky's launderama lol!!! until I took him back to Cheltenham on Wednesday. 

Around all the excitement in the house and a few days off I spent a great day on Easter Saturday running a workshop down in Brixworth, Northampton with Sue and her crafty ladies creating with the gorgeous Portrait of a Lady papers.  Thank you Sue for all the hard work you put into the day, and ladies for coming along and joining me for the workshop.  It was lovely to meet you all.  Enjoy your albums :-) 
I was back at work for a couple of days on Wednesday before packing up the car and heading off to Milford Haven, Wales for a crafty workshop on Saturday.
 Cheryl, Chris and Jan, thank you sooooo much for your amazing hospitality, to everyone who came along to join me for the workshop, Jan and Barbara for all your help during the day, Margaret, Helen, Amy and Rosemary for your gorgeous gifts and everyone who make me an ATC card.  They are sooooo sweet. I've got just the kit for those (ATC Box). 
Here are a few pics from our class making up planner kits altered in the Nature Sketchbook Papers: 
Breakfast by the marina :-) before our workshop 

 Happy Birthday to Gill - loved the cakes 
 Thanks too to all the staff a the British Legion for looking after us during the day.
Watching me watching you :-) 
You spoiled me ladies and gents.  Thank you all for a wonderful time. 
I drove home after a lovely meal at the Nelson after our day together, and after a couple of wrong turns (I'm sure there's only one Raglan Castle but definitely passed two and drove through Usk which I'm sure isn't on my route home!!!! ) I arrived home just after midnight, ready to work again yesterday.  
Project sheets for the three 11 x 11" albums in a case are now available on the website along with kits too.  Click here for more info:
Graphic 45 Mid Season Releases 
There's great excitement in the G45 world today. Sneak peek of the mid-season releases start today over on their blog: from 1pm BST if you re here in the UK.
If you haven't received the latest newsletter from them you'll not know that the fabulously gorgeous French Country collection is coming back as a deluxe collectors edition, and there are sneak peeks of a new detective themed collection over on their blog this week.  I'm so looking forward to seeing that one. 

Anyway, I've got to get up and at it so have a great day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing more crafty inspiration with you shortly. 


  1. Lovely Photo's and cake Yum , we mums sure do have our uses don,t we ?
    Thank you for sharing Clare
    Elaine H X

  2. 1st of many Classes I hope Clare. All the Ladies enjoyed your class. Thankyou we all had a wonderful easter treats. Your work is amazing. Sue x

  3. Wow what a huge class you had!!! I am sure the ladies and a couple of gents I saw in the photos had a wonderful time. Their albums looked beautiful and so did the cakes. How gorgeous was that!! Wow Harry is a typical college kid brings home all the dirty laundry, lol. Did Ollie & Sophie have a tiff or was their separation work related? At any rate sounds like all is well again in the love bird department if they are looking for a house!!!! I saw via your events calendar where you were in Wales, you are going to need a vacation soon kiddo if you don't slow down!!!! Looking forward to the the French Country collection coming back that was one of my very all time favorites, not so sure about the detective one, will have to check it out more. Take care my good friend and get some rest!!!

  4. Good afternoon Clare, I so enjoyed reading your latest post and as always everyone in your photos has a beaming smile showing just how proud they are of their "makes" and so they should be as they look terrific! Congratulations on what sounds like two really successful workshops. Thanks for sharing.
    Margaret A.

  5. Hi Clare, A fabulous Blog post, great piccies of the marina and all your lovely ladies enjoying their workshops with you and showing off their beautiful creations.
    So glad you had a great Easter and that there is 'harmony' in your Family, doesn't it make you feel 'fuzzy' all over, it did me when I read about the lovebirds, good luck to them.
    Fabulous fabulous new collections for G45.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Lovely post
    Fab photos

  7. Clare it was a fantastic day for all 37 ladies and gents. The amazing comments I have had about you, your kits and of course the fabulous Graphic 45 papers. We are all ready looking forward to October for your next visit. If any one is thinking about going on one of your workshops or retreats but haven't booked it yet please do as you will have an amazing time with Clare.

  8. Thanks very much for a fantastic day looking forward to the next one Jan xx

  9. Your workshops look so much fun!
    Einat Kessler

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