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Weekend Retreaters …………….

 We've had a ball this weekend at the Holiday Inn, Leamington with 28 lovely ladies, one project and oodles of gorgeous Graphic 45 papers to cut into.  With a number of ladies returning to our second retreat I'd raised the bar on our project this time :-). A very interactive album in true Charlie Jones style packed with lots of new techniques to learn and then take away to use on other projects.  And we had only two and a half days to do it in ……………. 

and here's the video of the full project 

Its oh so quiet
Its o so still you're all alone 
an then…………………...

the weekend began ……………...

Sylvia had a surprise weekend booked late on Thursday night by her lovely husband.  She had no idea she was joining us until she got to the hotel on Friday and had the best time speed scrapping her way though her project.

Thank you ladies for a great weekend, and a huge thank you too to Andy for all his support and hard work too.  I couldn't have done it without you x 

Our next retreat is June 21st & 22nd. We're' making two projects using the pretty Botanical Tea papers by Graphic 45, and Candy Box crafts products too.  if you fancy coming along, click here to book your place.  

enjoy your Monday, and thanks for calling by.  Catch up again soon :-) C 


  1. Thank you so much for a brilliant weekend, looking forward to June xxx

    1. Hi Donna, I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourself. Lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you in June. Am just mailing you all as promised with lots of info xx Have a good week and enjoy cutting not all your goodies :-) xx

  2. Looks like it was a huge success, hope you all had fun x

  3. Man...I sure wish I lived close enough to join in your retreats ! Looks like you all have a marvelous time !!

  4. I wish I could live in your neck of the woods so I could go to these retreats. But living in Canada, it is a bit too far. I'll still order your classes via Etsy. Can I order this project from your Etsy shop? I loved the first one I ordered a few weeks ago and now will have to order a second one. But it would be wonderful to go to a real retreat and share my passion with others.

  5. Morning Clare, Fabulous album and fabulous piccies, everyone enjoying the experience. I soooooo wish that I could afford the fabulous experience.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Hi Claire, thanks again for a wonderful weekend. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I look forward to coming to another one sometime. Thanks to Andy too. He was a star! Take care. Gill x

  7. 4,972 miles from me to you. Arrghh! I'd LOVE to go to the next retreat!! Looks like a wonderful retreat. So glad they had the opportunity to learn so many things from you! None better to give it!! Hugs, Ruth Ann xoxo

  8. Hi Clare - looked like everyone had a blast and the projects look brilliant! BTW the link in your blog above to the June event doesn't seem to be working.

  9. Congratulations, Clare! You are a fantastic designer, (Loved your card), and hostess for the My Creative Spirit crops! I think you are a new type of corporate that teaches and inspires the new generation of scrapbookers!


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