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A fun day by the Sea in Mundesley

Morning everyone, hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Larger than expected volumes of orders on the website have kept me away from crafting for the past couple of weeks which is why I've been really quiet on here and FB. A 48 hour day would really help at the mo!!!!!  I did head off to Norwich on Friday for a very short but fun stay with friends and then drove on to Mundesley early doors yesterday morning to host a workshop at the Create with Mates crafting event. Thanks Tina for organising the event and huge thanks ladies for coming along and joining me for the day.   We altered Pencil Case kits and made mini albums to go inside them, all decorated in papers from the Maser Detective Collection by Graphic 45 .  Here's a few pics from the day. 
 and our project:
What a great time we had :-)   There's just a couple of days left to leave a comment on this months giveaway.  Here's the link if you'd like to take part.   July Giveaway Our winner will be announced here on th…

A fun weekend workshop at Box of Delights, Northampton

Morning everyone, hope your week's going well.  We had a great workshop on Saturday altering  our little ATC Boxes and making mini albums to go in them all decorated in those delicious papers from the Master Detective collection by G45. 
Sue, thank you for arranging the workshop and inviting me over to host the class, snd ladies that you so much for joining me for the day.  Have fun using your projects.  Loved our time together :-) and look forward to doing it all over again at the next workshop at Box of Delights.

Here's a few pics of the inside of the mini album - what a cutie it was :-) 






We were crafting at 'Box of Delights', in Northampton.  I had no idea it was Sam's shop - we haven't seen each other for over three years.  What a fab shop she has, full of goodies that we need, definitely worth a visit.  Here's the link to her FB page and shop; Box of Delights Thanks for your hospitality too Sam.   I have a day of videoing ahead of me - who knew they were g…

Our 20% off Summer Sale starts Sunday 16th July 2017

Afternoon my lovely crafty friends.  Friday is here and the weekend is just around the corner.  I've been overwhelmed with the response to the reveal of my Grand Ambassador project yesterday.  Thank you so much for all the comments left on social media and sent via e mail.  You're all too kind.  Lots of Compendium of Games Box kits have been pre-ordered too :-)  You'll love making your project if you've ordered one.  I'm heading over Northampton way in the morning to host a Graphic 45 workshop for my lovely friend Sue.  We've gone for the Master Detective collection again (I love these papers) and will be bringing ATC Boxes to life with the gorgeous papers, and making a mini album inside too.  Looking forward to seeing you there if you're coming along.
You may have noticed from the title of this little post that our  20% off Summer Sale starts on Sunday.   There's no better time to grab yourself a bargain or two and the odd roll of my Signature Black Constru…

Graphic 45 Grand Ambassador Intro 2017 :-)

Hello my lovely crafty friends.  You'll probably know I've been crafting with Graphic 45 papers since I started my You Tube Channel back in Jan 2011, and am just as much an addict now as I was back then - maybe more lol!!!  Over the years I've designed and shared over 1500 Graphic 45 projects though my YT channel, blog, Craft TV and workshops and must have cut up thousands of those gorgeous papers we really only like to stroke and stash. Sharing creativity and inspiring others to be creative is a very special gift that I get a huge amount of pleasure and reward from, and  to have been invited to be the face of Graphic 45 here in the UK again for the fourth year is really the icing on the cake.  Thank you Diane, Charee and Amie - I'm really looking forward to sharing more of my inspiration and Graphic 45 products with lovely crafters over the coming year. I'd also like to thank everyone who follows me here on the blog and on You Tube. I really value your support, in…

Introducing our new Album Boxes - Part 1

Happy Monday everyone.  Get me, two posts in two days lol!!!  I must be on a roll. They've been a while in the planning but I'm really pleased to be able to share the first of two new album boxes with you today.  If you're an avid follower and maker of my album projects you may have noticed that I have two standard sizes for the larger albums I make. Size 1.  a square 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" designed to fit the gorgeous 8 x 8 Graphic 45 papers, 
and 
Size 2.  a taller/wider one measuring 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" that suits larger G45 paper pads I love to design with. 
After oodles of requests for a box that fit's both album sizes, they are finally here, well the square one is! I'll share the other one with you shortly.
Coordinated with the pre cut album cover kit the decorated album and box would make a beautiful keepsake album for a special event in your life.  My samples below have been altered in papers from the Portrait of a Lady collection. 
I've aded links …

A great day at the Newbury Paper Craft Show

Happy Sunday everyone.  I'm just drinking a coffee and enjoying the total peace and quiet in the house after one of the most hectic weeks ever.   Ols and Sophie are now officially home owners, and seem to be settling down in the fab new house, Harry has completed his Landscape Architecture work experience (no more mum la taxi needed), my little Sis is celebrating her 50th Birthday today, Hap Hap Happy Birthday Annie Lou......xx  I hope you have a wonderful day in Clovelly, and we are all just home from a day at the Races - well the Newbury Papercraft Show actually - not a horse in sight. What a great day we all had yesterday.  Sarah and Cathy, thank you sooooo much for all your help, before, during and after the show, and thank you to everyone who came onto the stand, shopped with us and joined me for some crafty demo's during the day. Here's a few pics from the event. 





We'll be back at the next Newbury Paper Craft Show in January - hope to see you all again then.   I'…

July Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone, I thought I'd get in early with a post and this months giveaway before the grand 'move out' starts tomorrow.  I just know the week's going to run away with itself and it will be Friday before we know it.  If you're reading this from across the pond have a fabulous 4th July, we'll be moving boxes, cleaning the new gaff and unpacking as your celebrating.   Before all that starts I'm taking Oli and some oily lump of a part from his car to Nottingham in the hope that they can fix what ever's wrong with it.  Long gone are the days of tweaking things with a good old spanner and a kick lol!!!  My little project I"m sharing today is a really easy mini album, altered in papers from the French Country collection by Graphic 45.  It's a great little project if you're new to crafting, perfect to alter in 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers and teamed up with our Deep Window Box would make a great gift or keepsake.  I did find a couple of origi…