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Join me for a Graphic 45 workshop

Saturday April 6th - 9.30am - 5pm - A Graphic 45 workshop with me Come along and join me for a one day French Country Graphic 45 workshop being organised by Lisa and Debs of the Moxley crop.  Where:  Moxley Community Centre (next to Moxley Methodist Church)  High Street  Moxley  WS 10 8RT Approx 4 miles from Wolverhampton and Walsall.  approx 3 miles from J9 M6 Wednesbury - just off the Black country route opposite Aldi supermarket.  5 miles from Bilston town centre.  There is free parking at rear via Queen Street  The room will be open at 9am for a 9.30am start. there will be a 45 minute break for lunch and the day will finish at 5pm. Cost:   £35.00 Whats Included :  A full days workshop making a book in a box (my Style :-),  all you need to make the project (box and papers) , refreshments and lunch What to bring :  paper trimmer and your favorite scissors, inks and your basic scrap kit  For more info and to book a place please email Lisa at  moxleymassive@

What a week!

IndigoBlu Tags  Happy Friday everyone If your a follower of mine you 'll know that I've been off work for a while following an op, but my life as a lady of leisure came to an end this week when I returned to the world of totally british beautiful fast fast cars and ones that go anywhere!!  I had a wonderful welcome back from my colleagues so thanks to everyone for making my first day as good as it was.  I thought I'd feel like the new girl, not able to remember anything, but just like riding a bike it all came flooding back :-) Now I feel like I've not been away lol!!!    I cant deny I'm not pleased its the weekend and I've got time to re charge my batteries before attempting another 5 days on the trot :-)  As I've just joined the IndigoBlu team official this week I thought I'd share a couple of tags with you made with stamps from the  Pomp and Pageantry and Grand Tour 1 plates and the ledger background which I really love.  Tag 1 IndigoBlu

IndigoBlu News

IndigoBlu Monthly Challenge - "Blue" Two fabby things have happened today.  I've officially joined the IndigoBlu design team, or the bluebells as we're called, which I'm really excited about, and the second is the launch of the new IndigoBlu Forever 21 monthly challenge.  The theme for the challenge will change each month but to start off were going with "Blue" :-)  For entry details and prize info hop over to the IndigoBlu blog , read through the challenge rules, then get crafty and create your entry using the gorgeous IndigoBlu stamps.  When you're done upload your entry through the Mr Linky button at the bottom of the challenge post before 8pm on the 20th March.   Have fun joining in and if you need any more info just mail me through this post and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.  

Alluring Altered Art with Graphic 45

Secret Garden Altered Gift Tag - Graphic 45 If you love altered art and Graphic 45, hop over to the Graphic 45 blog today where they are sharing  crafty inspiration from Maiko, Denise and myself.  Denise has created a fabulous altered cottage, Maiko has made a stunning A Ladies Diary project and I'll be sharing an altered gift tag (above) along with step by step instructions for you to make one too.  Happy paper crafting everyone: -)  

Not just a doodle!!!!!

I had no idea there was a national doodle day, celebrated this year on Feb 8th 2013.   I'm sure like me you've doodled in your time, when you've had a pen in your hand and paper in front of you.  Maybe when you ve been on the phone, in a meeting you've drawn stars, lines, circles, squiggles, hearts...... I've done them all but have you ever doodled something as totally amazing as the doodles below.  I've been a blog follower of Mark,  The Male Crafter   for a while and love his crafting style.  But when he loaded up his doodles below I was was so totally blown away I wanted to share them with you all.  Go check out his blog and leave him a comment or two :-) Zen - by Mark Perry The Male Crafter  Eye - by Mark Perry The Male Crafter Doodle by Mark Perry The Male Crafter Can't wait to see more of Marks doodles :-)  Totally shamazing !!!!!!

Happy Valentines Day

Place in Time - Love Letters Tag Album Wishing you all a truly romantic Valentines Day. For more truly inspiring valentine themed projects hop over to the Graphic 45 blog today to see Denise Hahn's amazing valentine mini, Sharon Ngoo's Envelope/Tag mini along with more pictures of my vintage valentine Love Letters tag album.   Click the link below for more info on how I put this project together:  Vintage Love Letters Tag Album Video  Supply List 4 tags from the G45 regular tag album  Place in Time 12 x 12 and 8 x 8 February cut apart and 12 x 12 Foundation papers Place in Time sticker sheet and alphabet stickers G45 Trim Staples  G45 Flower Staples  Petloo Flowers and leaves  Connie Crystal sun-catchers May Arts Ribbon\Vintage Seam Binding Art Glitter Pee Wee Pot- monochromatic reds Distress Inks - Worn Lipstick, Barn Door and Black Soot Sizzix Envelope dies - numerous Tim Holtz Fragments     black card glue Happy crafting everyone :-)

Vintage Altered Art with Graphic 45

Join Tara and myself over on the G45 blog today (from 1pm GMT) where we're sharing two DT projects made from the gorgeously oppulant papers from A Ladies' Diary collection.  This collection reflects the Edwardian opulence and glamour of high society at the turn of the last century. My project is an altered sewing box, very similar to the one my Grandma kept all her buttons and ribbons in, as well as her darning mushroom! remember those? Click here for a sneak peek of my project. Happy paper crafting everyone:-)

Glorious gift ideas with Graphic 45

Graphic 45 Altered Box Graphic 45 are sharing gift ideas with G45 ers over on their blog today.  Hop over to see more of my french inspired gift box and Sharon Ngoo's Place in Time pocket diary and awsome photo tutorial. My gift box was inspired by the Toile and striped blue and cream papers in the new French Country collection by G45, the gorgeous packaging of french soaps and gifts and a little extra inspiration from the oppulance of the Hall of Mirrors at the palace of Versaille this gift. Click below to watch the project video:- Happy paper crafting every one :-)

Thinking outside the box with Graphic 45 !!

French Country Clock - Graphic 45   Hop over to the Graphic 45 blog today (after 1pm GMT) to see three out of the box creations by Denise, Susan and me.  We've come up with some unique designs using our imagination and a whole host of techniques to get you thinking outside the box too!!.  Denise has made a Curiosity Shoppe keeper, Susan a Tropical Travelogue altered cabinet and my project is a little french clock (above) made from the new French country papers.   click below to see a 3d view of this cute little clock S upplies used for this project  Graphic 45  3 x 5 Matchbook Box   French Country  12 x 12 papers A La Carte Rendezvous Bonne Appetit Deja Vu Metal Hinges - Staples Other supplies    2mm Chipboard sheet  Clock Template from House of Zandra Black Acrylic Paint Matte Medium  Glossy Accents Tacky Glue Clock Face Print Crackle Effect Stamp - IndigoBlu Vintage Photo and Black Soot