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April Giveaway Winner

Altered Album -DCWV The Delightful Stack I'm home after two great shows on Create and Craft with Martin & Dave.  The pic above is of one of the samples I'd made from the DCWV Delightful Stack .  A gorgeous paper stack full of 48 single sided co ordinated papers in soft tones, some with glitter to add a hint of sparkle to your projects.  Now I'm  unpacking today's bags and then repacking them ready to travel down to Falmouth tomorrow and then to Mullion on Friday for a G45 Botanical Tea Workshop with Margaret and her ladies. Only two more sleeps to go :-)  Whoo hoo. I'll be staying a couple of days with my sister too and we're hoping to get out and about on Saturday to take in the scenery so fingers crossed the rain stays away so we don't get soaked.  Now onto this months Giveaway. Thank you for all the comments you've left left on the April Giveaway post.  Our winning number this month selected by   33 and comment 33 was left by Angi

Fun cracker makes

Crackers for all occasions Hellllooooo and a Happy Tuesday to you.  A couple of weeks ago I showed the ladies at the workshop I was running at Pink Tulip how to use the Envelope Punch Board to make quick and easy crackers, and the lovely Linda asked if I'd do a video, so Linda this one's of you.   I'm out and about this week starting with a trip to Peterborough early Wednesday morning.  Join me if you can for the DCWV shows at 10am and 3pm on Create and Craft TV .  Thursday I'm driving down to Cornwall and will be with Margaret and her ladies at Scrapbook Magic, Mullion for a workshop on Friday.  I'll be staying with my sister for a couple of days while I'm there too which I always look forward too.  Maybe we'll get to do some paddling lol!!!  There's still time to leave a comment on this months  Giveaway post to be in with a chance to win the gorgeous Violet Trio card kit,  donated by Paula & Gary,  WhichcraftUK  before it closes to

This weeks Graphic 45 Workshops

We've made old projects and new over the last couple of days with Isobel and ladies at her gorgeous Farm/Craft shop in the Northamptonshire countryside and with Wendy and Jeff and their ladies at their fabulous shop just outside Nuneaton, Warwickshire. I'm now chillaxing with the Crafty Elf and a bottle of red.  We've been planning some new workshops with the new 'An Eerie Tale' collection for October too.  Dates and a little more info is available over on my event page .  If you fancy coming along contact Isobel or Wendy direct via their Fb/Web site (links above).  Scotch Lodge Farm Charlie the dawgie joined in the day too  Daisys Jewels & Crafts  with Jeff our Page 3 Guy Enjoy your weekend what ever you have planned and catch up again soon :-) 

My Style………..

My Style Card - Graphic 45 Couture Collection Happy Friday everyone, I hope you've been enjoying the sneak peeks of the new collections by Graphic 45 this week.  Amazing once again Diane.  I'm looking forward to seeing and creating some new projects and albums with them when my new, apparently huge box of goodies arrives from Portland.  Today the Come Away with Me paper pads and embellishments are being revealed.  To go over and take a look click here .  My card above is also being shared on the G45 blog today. It's one of the ones I made back in December for CHA,  and managed to post over in time for it to share a place on this years amazing booth.  I adore the peacock colours in Couture Collection and based the card around them, adding some seriously fussy cut flowers from the 12 x 12 Gorgeous papers to finish off the floral embellishment.  New in the Shop We've got a new album out…... By the Sea Album - Graphic 45 My latest By the Sea Album is f

Oh WOW! an Ambassador for Graphic 45

By the Sea Layout - Graphic 45  Happy Bank Holiday Monday to you all. I hope you're having a great day if you're on holiday.  I was until they started knocking down the fence next door lol!!!  What a racket.  Its a big day today over on the Graphic 45 blog today with the announcement of the new Design Team and Ambassadors.  I'm absolutely honoured to have been asked to be one of the three new Ambassadors,  It's an invite only one year contract and I join Laura Denison (USA) and Jane Tregenza (Aus) on this new venture.  Thank you Charee Diane Amie and the team and everyone who supports me through my blog, You Tube channel and comes along to my workshops and retreats around the country.  I'm very touched and honoured too.   Here's the link to the G45 blog where you can see all the finalists and their amazing entries along with the totally amazing sneak peeks of the new Halloween Collection - An Eerie Tale, its absolutely gorgeous.   I'm sti

Happy Easter

Decorated Eggs - Graphic 45  Just a quick post this morning to wish you a very Happy Easter. Enjoy your celebrations what ever your up to and lets hope the rain stays away here in the UK.  Its looking a little grey here this morning.   I had a great day at Colemans Craft Warehouse yesterday.  Thank you Jo, Karen and all the ladies that kept us topped up with tea coffee and biscuits. We made two projects with By the Sea and Botanical tea papers and great fun learning new ways of putting the papers together.  Here's a few pics:  Have a wonderful day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again soon :-) 

Crafting in Minature

By the Sea ATC Tag Album - Graphic 45 Happy Good Friday everyone.  It's a lovely warm and sunny one here in the UK.   Following on from yesterdays post this is the little ATC tag album that hangs in the bottom of my Punch and Judy box.  Its so cute at 3 1/2" tall and was great fun to decorate.  I used elements from both 8 x 8 and 12 x 12 papers for the front of each tag and then the stamps and Denim Blue Adirondak ink to add a little detail to the back.  Here's a few more pics of each tag:   and here are the backs. We had a great time last night celebrating with Sian & Amie.  Oh to be 21 again lol!! Here they are with their Birthday Cake that Andy (the Crafty Elf) had arranged for them.  I've never seen one like it and it tasted soooo good.  I'm off to Colemans Craft Warehouse in Rushden tomorrow to run a couple of workshops.  Looking forward to seeing you all.   Enjoy your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up

Happy Birthday Wishes and a new project

Candy Box Crafts Punch & Judy Box - Graphic 45 By the Sea Happy Thursday to you.  Its nearly the end of the week again…….. where do they go!.  Roy and Steve have been busy designing some new products for us girlies on the DT to alter and share with you.  The above is a Punch and Judy Box, and as I'm sure you've guessed I've altered it with the By the Sea papers by G45.  I've just confirmed some more Create and Craft shows for the end of the month so thought I'd better get making a few more samples.  I've used bits from everything in this collection, both sized papers, pockets, stickers and some carefully hidden magnets to hold the cute little craft ATC tag album inside the cabinet at the bottom.  I didn't have Punch and Judy puppets to add ingot he Theatre at the top of the box so thought I'd make a sea themed scene.  The waves are cut out using an EK Success punch I bought about three years ago.  It's just perfect for making a wave effect.

Time for Tea & Whats New

Chateau Lavender Tea Bag Box - DCWV We had a bad start to the week yesterday when I woke Harry up at 7 for school only to be told it was the Easter holidays and he didn't have to get up at all.  I felt awful lol!!!  I'd completely forgotten and was in GET UP GET UP its Monday mode.  He got to have a lovely lie in this morning……. I had a great time with Wendy and her ladies at the Stamp Attic on Sunday making one of my little junque journals.  Thanks Wendy for a great day, lovely lunch and our little table gifts too.  Here's a few pics. The little tea bag box above was made from card stock and papers from the DCWV Chateau Lavender stack, one of the samples I'd made for the Create and Craft show last Friday.  I love the colour combinations in the paper stack, which were perfect for this little project full of herbal tea bags.  They're really easy to make and make lovely gifts too.  Whats New in the blog shop We have some new MDF blanks for sale and