Novembers Workshops and Retreats

Morning Everyone 
I'm back after a fab few weeks of workshops and retreats.  Our first was in Norwich on 4th/5th November. 
We had two days of crafty heaven creating Games Compendiums and Seasons albums with their stand.  Ladies thank you so much for joining me and a great time over our two days together. Bev, I hope you managed to pack up your project safely for your trip back to Australia. 
Then it was all hands (only my two) to the pumps prepping for our one day workshop and my last two day retreat of the year at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth.  
Our Friday project was a little festive album and box altered in papers from the Winter Wonderland collection by G45.
  It was a great day, lots of laughs and a little bit of crafting thrown in for good measure lol!!! 
Mel with her finished project
One Day Graphic 45 Workshop with Clare Charvill Kenilworth Nov 2017
One Day Graphic 45 Workshop with Clare Charvill Kenilworth Nov 2017
An then the biggie!  There were 37 of us in for the best weekend of craftiness I think we've had in the five/six years I've been holding retreats. Huge thanks Sarah, Cathy and Helena for all your help setting up the night before and over the weekend and a mahusive thank you ladies for coming along and making the weekend splendifourous. It was lovely to meet up with new ladies and those of you who frequently come along to my events. What a great time we had, and what fabulous projects everyone created over the two days.  
Weekend Graphic 45 Retreat with Clare Charvill Kenilworth Nov 2017
 Crafters Retreat with Clare Charvill Kenilworth Nov 2017
Here's a few pics from our time together. 

And here's Lyns alternative take on the Advent Calendar Kit with it's Nightmare before Christmas theme coming together :-) 
some serious fussy cutting !!!! 

And then it was off for a local class in Finham with the lovely WI ladies.  We spent a fun time making mini photo books from Winter Wonderland papers  and ephemera cards.

Thank you for a fun morning ladies.  Look forward to seeing you again at the venue for more workshops in 2018. 
If you'd like to come along to one of my Graphic 45 workshops/retreats in 2018 you can find out more info by clicking on the links below.  Places are already booking up ......... :-) 

Craft Retreats 
Norwich - 2 Day Crafters Retreat March 2018 
Kenilworth, 2 Day Workshop April 2018 
Kenilworth Friday Eve + 2 Day Workshop April 2018 
Kenilworth, 2 Day Workshop Nov 2018 
Kenilworth Friday Eve + 2 Day Workshop Nov 2018

Other Workshop Dates 
9th December 2017 - Sirstampalot 
14th December 2017 - Country View Crafts 
14th January 2018 - Box of Delights
Please click on the link or contact the shop direct for more info and bookings.  
This PDF project sheet for this years Winter Wonderland album will be up on the website and available to order from Wednesday this week.  
Well thats all from me this morning other than to say WHOP WHOP the Fairie Dust papers have arrived - how gorgeous are the colours and designs in this magical collection. 
Well that's me all typed out for today.  Have a great week, happy crafting and look forward to catching up again shortly. 


  1. Wow Wow Wow, what fun and huge classes!!!! No wonder you haven't had a minute to yourself!! Getting ready for all these workshops is a big job as well. Looks like everyone really had a great time and their projects look fab. Thank you Clare for sharing your talent and inspiring all of us!!! I am always looking forward to your next project!!!

  2. Hi Clare, Boy have you been busy, busy, busy !! Fabulous piccies of your classes, workshops and retreats, and stunning 'makes'.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. Hi Clare, wonderful to see I you back & you have been so busy this month. A huge class at Kenilworth & maybe one day I will make that one. We arrived home with the project all safe & sound after I carried it in a shoulder back. Probably lop sided now as it was surprisingly heavy. I had a wonderful time & thank you so much. Great to meet the other ladies & very envious of all their opportunities to attend more of you wonderful classes. Love Bev.

  4. Oh my, what fabulous makes - no wonder everyone looks so happy.
    Toni xx

  5. Such beautiful work and lovely Pics Clare ,Gosh i do like the Winter Wonderland collection .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  6. so missed doing an album with you I'm determined next year to get to one of your retreats lots of lovely inspirational work as always
    hugs and best wishes xx

  7. Hi Clare
    What a fantastic workshop, love every moment. Met some lovely ladies to craft with, I am already looking forward to more of your workshops in 2018. Love Michelle xxx

  8. Hi Clare, I totally agree with everyone's comments. The smiles on their faces says it all. Thanks for sharing your photographs. It's good to see you back. Take care.
    Margaret A.

  9. Hi Clare, what a fantastic workshop in Kenilworth. The Seasons project was wonderful and I have now finished it, I so enjoyed making it, I might even get out my stash of Graphic 45 papers from the cupboard and use them now. See you a Newbury.

    Sue xx

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