27/11/2017

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. 

01/11/2017

October Giveaway Winner

Happy Nov 1st....... where has the year gone!!!!  Apologies for the late post.  We've been without the internet for hours after a power cut across the town and it's ground me to a halt today.  Now I'm playing catch up with a late night ahead. 
I had a fab few days away at my sisters and a wonderful Birthday by the sea.  We ate like kings, had the best butternut squash soup I've ever tasted at Trebah Gardens, spent time on the beach and generally bimbled about.
We checked out the huge ships, six I think, in the docks too. Unlike Annie, I didn't get one of the normal sized yachts in my pic to give a perspective on how mahusive this one was............  

The Craft Fair at Lanhydrock went well too.Fair Julie and Sam did a grand job on the stand, thank you both and thank you to everyone who called by the stand, shopped with us and joined me for a make or take.  It really was lovely to see you all.  

We'll be back at the next show on Saturday 10th March 2018. 
Our October Giveaway Winner
Thank you of you left a comment on the October Giveaway post.  As always I loved reading them.  Random.org has chosen comment No 48 as our winner, left by Crafty Chris on 8th October. 

Huge congrats .Chris.  Please send your address over to me at mycreativepspirituk@gmail.com so I can send out your goodies. 

I've started a few projects over the past couple of weeks but with time away for my Birthday, prepping for shows and workshops I've still got instructions to write here.  Will share as soon as they are ready. 
I'm off to Norwich this weekend, to host a crafty getaway with some lovely ladies. the poor car doesn't know if its coming or going ........  Will share some pics of us and our G45 makes early next week.  
That's all from me for today, so thanks for calling by, enjoy the rest of your day/eve and look forward to catching up soon:-) 

19/10/2017

It's a Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Morning, how's your week going?  Ours started with a weird weather phenomenon as Hurricane Ophelia bought sands in from the Sahara, turning the sun and sky orange.  Very eerie.........  

I'm sharing my finished Advent Calendar and a new kit with you today.  It has an oval diorama in the centre that you can build up and alter in so many different ways and two sets of twelve boxes for treats.  As you know I'm a paper girl and altered my sample in papers from the gorgeous Winter Wonderland collection by Graphic 45.  I love the blend of the Christmas colours with the brown in this paper line, and all the imagery you can cut out.   As we do I cut out far more than I ended up using.  Here's a few more pics 
Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar Clare Charvill Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Winter Wonderland Advent Calendar Clare Charvill Graphic 45
If you'd like to make your own Advent Calendar, kits are available via the link below. 

Our Birthday Bonanza is in full swing over on the website.  If you'd like to pick up a bargain or two and save 20% off your shopping enter the code below when you get to the checkout 
OCT26
Offer ends 31st October 2017 

Cornwall Paper Craft Show
Come along and visit my stand at the Cornwall Paper Craft Show.  We have some great offers on all stock, and Make and Take sessions running from 11am.  Call by and book your place early.  They go like hot cakes :-)
 on Saturday 28th October.  
Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club, 
Bodmin 
Doors open at 10am.  Admmisison £3.00 

Look forward to seeing you there :-) 
Well thats all from me for now.  Enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and do call by again :-) 

08/10/2017

Seasons Album Set and Stand


Afternoon everyone, I hope you've enjoyed your weekend. I'm excited to be able to share the finished Seasons Album Set with you as promised.  The project took me on a colourful journey through the year as I worked on each of the albums, with birds singing, warm flowers blooming, leaves falling on pumpkins and all the chill that winter brings.  I loved how the designs of the patterned papers and the solids work together to give a really vintage blend of gorgeousness.  
Take a peek at the video below to see the full project. 

If you've fallen in love with this paper collection and fancy making the album set yourself I've put together a PDF Tutorial and On Line Workshop for the project.  The stand, with it's handy drawer has been designed to hold my Shadow Box sized albums plus a little extra room for four full albums to sit in. 
I altered my sample in two 12 x 12 Autumn and one 12 x 12 Autumn Collective sheets from the Seasons collection (my favourite time of the year :-)  and is available as a separate kit.  Links to all the products are below; 

Well my lovelies, look at the time....... dinner needs to be cooked.  Enjoy the rest of your day, thanks for calling by and I look forward to catching up again during the week. 

04/10/2017

October Giveaway 2017

Seasons Album Set Clare Charvill My Creative Spirit Graphic 45
Happy Wednesday to you all.  I've been a busy beaver in my new room, and have sneak peeks of two new projects to share with you. Whop Whop!!!! They are two of the project choices at my November Retreats in Norwich and Kenilworth.  
The first is a Seasons album set and stand.  Altered in papers from the new 'Seasons' collection by Graphic 45 it's a great way to capture a year of your favourite memories or maybe seasons from different years past. 
I got out my teeny weeny scissors and cut out the gorgeous floral wreaths for the front of each album while watching TV, and loved how they popped off the page from their black backgrounds. Here's a closer view of the album covers: 
Seasons Album Cover Spring Clare Charvill My Creative Spirit Graphic 45Seasons Album Cover Summer Clare Charvill My Creative Spirit Graphic 45
Seasons Album Cover Autumn Clare Charvill My Creative Spirit Graphic 45Seasons Album Cover Winter Clare Charvill My Creative Spirit Graphic 45
 In true Clareeeeee style each page in the album is all about your photos and journaling, with the papers complimenting them with a seasonal feel. There's lots of room for you to add your own  embellishments from your stash too.  There's a PDF tutorial, On Line workshop (yes I've got the camera out for this one :-)) Album cover pack and new Album Stand Kit to go with this along with a full video of the project.  Do call back on Sunday to see more info on this one.
Winter Wonderland Album and Box Clare Charvill My Creative Spirit Graphic 45

The second sneak peek is the cover and box of my new festive Christmas Album in a Box. Altered in papers from the Winter Wonderland collection by Graphic 45 it's a full sized album filled with my style of interactive pages decorated in gorgeous seasonal colours. This collection has two distinctive styles in one paper pad, mixing modern and traditional images through the green red gold and brown colour palette A perfect partner for this years seasonal projects.   there's also a PDF Tutorial, On Line workshop and album and case kit to go with the project - available soon on the website. 
I'll share more on this project with you in a future post.    
October Giveaway 
We're giving away one Winter Wonderland Album Cover and Box Set (see above pic) and the link to the digital On Line Workshop for the project. 
As always to be in with a chance to win this fab bundle just leave a comment below before midnight on 31st October 2017.  Our lucky winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced here on the blog on November 1st. 
Good luck if you're entering, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up with you again shortly :-) C x