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Getting Crafty at Suzicraft

Happy Sunday to you all, can you believe its the last one in September.  Times flying too fast.  I had a fabulous day with Sue and Tom aka Suzicraft and Mr Splodgeaway yesterday and all the lovely ladies and gent who came along to our G45 workshop. Thanks both for organising the workshop and to everyone for coming along and being so creative.    Enjoy your Sunday and I'll catch up again in the week with some new posts and whats new in our shop for October :-) 

Petallo and Xyron Blog Hop Week

Hi peeps  If you've visited the G45 blog this week you'll know we have a fall themed blog hop running. We all received some of the fabulous products from   Petallo and Xyron  in our last DT boxes and have been beavering away on Fall themed home decor projects using flowers, adhesives and Graphic 45 papers.  Click the links above to go over to Petallo and Xron web sites and then just click the blog link to see the projects that have been showcased so far this week.  There's one more day of crafty creativeness tomorrow too.  My project is an altered MDF chocolate basket from Pink Tulip Creations  decorated with papers from Happy Hauntings collection (2012 release) by Graphic 45.  The flowers are from the Darjeeling collection and these and the leaves are all by Petallo.  The project is held together with Xyron adhesives although you can't see them they are doing a great job holing everything together. There are more pics and supply list for my chocolate basket o

Getting crafty with Graphic 45 at Mullion

Scrapbook Magic Graphic 45 Workshop I just wanted to share some pics from the fabulous Graphic 45 crafters workshop we all had with the lovely Margaret at  Scrapbook Magic  in Mullion this week.  It was really great to meet up with all the ladies who came along and thank you all for making the day loads of fun fun and a huge success.   Huge thanks to Margaret for arranging it all too.  Amazingly we did manage to get some crafting in around the amazing refreshments Margaret had laid on for us all from the cafe at  Mullion Meadows .  Cakes to die for just kept arriving through the door to tempt us away from our fussy cutting, but we battled through temptation (well not all of us!! ) and did get our Steampunk Spells Zig Zag albums made.  Here's some pics of every one crafting away at the most southerly Graphic 45 workshop held in the UK.  and this is a flat version of the Zig Zag album we made: Steampunk Spells Zig Zag Album - Clare Charvill If you&

Early Christmas Spirit

12 Days of Christmas Tag I know its a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but with the release of the new 12 Days of Christmas collection Graphic 45 are getting into Christmas early with some festive tag ideas by DT members Romy, Maria and myself.  If you've seen the papers in this collection I'm sure you'll agree they are truly gorgeous and just perfect for crafting and home decor projects for the festive season.  The tags are all made using the new Tag Album Staples. Click here and visit the  Graphic 45 blog to see all of todays projects and enter the fabulous giveaway offer. :-) C

Happy Birthday Diane

Happy Birthday Diane Just a quick post this morning to wish Diane Shultz, Graphic 45's founder and CEO a very happy birthday today.  Have a great day Diane. The card was made from some of the amazing goodies that arrived from Diane and G45 yesterday.  I went for a card with clean lines to show case the beautiful embellishments by Petaloo, Spellbinders and Ginasdesigns.  Holding it all together is Xyron products.    Supply List  Typeography 8 x 8 papers  Typography Cling Stamps  Stickers from Bird Song and French Country  Staples black trim  Petaloo Flower Xyron glue dots and tape Ginadesigns cog doily  Spellbinders Labels 10 Black and cream card  Inks: Vintage Photo distress and Adirondak Red Pepper  Have a great wekeend all :-) C x

September in it to Win it Giveaway and goodies from G45 across the pond

French Country Folio Album   Hi every one The weekends upon us again and I think winter is too.  Its gone sooooo cold here in the UK.  I was hoping for an indian summer or at least a half decent September but it doesn't look like that's happening this week!!.   Thank you to all of you who left a comment on the September Giveaway blog post.  I crunched all the names into  Random Name and w e've got our first winner on Friday 13th!!!  Congratulations Vittoria .   If you could mail your address over to me at I'll get your gift in the post to you.   Talking about gifts in the post  my DT Box of Graphic 45 goodies arrived on the doorstep this morning.  Hats off to the lady postman who carried it from the van. It weighed a tonne, must be all that g45 goodness Kelly packed in along with all the products.  Thank you Kelly. Here's a quick vid I did as I was unpacking it.  Huge thanks to Diane and Charee  for your amazing

Back to school again...........

Mother Goose Pencil Case  I'm not sure where the last year has gone but here we are in September again, another school year and chilly mornings to look forward too.   A while ago we (the G45 DT members) were tasked with making a back to school project for the blog.  If you've been following along you'll have seen some amazing projects and lots of upcycling ideas.  I decided to get creative with some off cuts of chipboard and the bright and cheery Mother Goose papers.     I wasn't quite sure what would come out of the pile of bits and pieces on the table when I started but was really pleased with this practical pencil case.  I kept is minimal so it could be dropped into a school bag and carried around quite easily. To see more projects and for details on how to make my pencil case click the link here to the Graphic 45 blog.  There's one day left to leave a comment on the "In it to win it" blog post.  just click the link below, leave a few words a

Surprise Surprise

Merry Christmas Card I was late picking up my copy of this months Craft Stamper magasine, and as I was flicking through the pages I came across one of the cards I made for the IndigoBlu Christmas launch on Create and Craft back in June.  I was really surprised, had no idea it was in there, abeit in the advert on page 27 and am wondering if the cheque's in the post Alfie lol!!!!  The full sized image is above. Anyway, I thought I'd share a few of the other cards I made for the show with you too while I'm blogging.  Heres the link to a few of the cards above and products used on the Create and Craft TV web site Create and Craft  Happy crafting everyone and enjoy your Sunday :-)

Time for Fun with Altered Clocks

Mother Goose Altered Clock Hi every one and happy Friday to you all If you're this side of the pond you may recognise the clock above.  It's one of Robs fabulous MDF blanks that I decorated with the new Mother Goose paper collection by Graphic 45.  I love the bright colours in this colleciton and the images throughout the paper have a truly vintage feel to them.  I used 12 x 12 papers for this project and the inside of a matchbook book for the extra detail on the lid.  Theres more info on my project and another fabulous altered clock by my teamie Nicola Battiliana made using the 12 days of Christmas collection over on the G45 blog today. Just click the link here to go over and take a look.  Graphic 45 Blog   Happy papercrafting everyone and have a great weekend :-) 

Whats new in our blog shop this week

Hope your weeks going well.  It's the night before school starts in our house and H my small doesn't know what to do with himself. Year 11 nerves could be kicking in.  Remember those days ......... !! More time on your hands than you know what to do with ......and that all important exam year looming ahead of you lol!! Over the past few weeks we've been busy behind the scenes developing out blog shop, working out how to use the software and get the page settings sorted.  Apologies if you've stopped by and could only see the top line of products.  Alls working fine now, so I thought I'd share what's new with you all. visit the My Creative Spirit Blog Shop  Promotion of the Month  - All Graphic 45 12 x 12 pads - September offer price £18.50 each.  Free p & p for orders over £20.00 shipping in the UK  New - 12 Days of Christmas, Typography and Mother Goose paper pads are now in stock and ready to ship  New  - On Line Workshop - Steampunk Sp