A fabulous Graphic 45 Retreat

I Love the picture above of everyone with their albums and Armoires. What a weekend we had crafting away with the gorgeous Graphic 45 papers.  I'm a little sad that it was the last retreat of the year but really enjoyed our three days together.  Huge thanks to the lovely Sandra at Jones Crafts for all her help and support in getting all the paper pads to me for the kits and Ladies thank you soooooo much for coming along and joining in the crafty mayhem. We really did have a great time.  Crafting started last Friday with a choice of two projects, a Christmas themed Shadow Box or a Cats and Dogs Stationery box.  Here they are coming together 

 After a crafty Friday eve we moved onto our two day projects, an Eerie Tale Armoire and mini album or my new 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Album.  We got through 5 litres of paint, I don t know how many paper pads, rolls of tape and glue and had an absolute ball.  Here's some more pics of the very crafty bees, and finished projects
Our Birthday girls were Donna (right) and Sandra (left) 
and here are the Ma'am a lades, our legal beagles keeping us on the straight and narrow lol
 Our chief photographer Andy (Mr SirStampalot) did a great job taking all the pics ( with Mrs Sirstampalot too) 
and Karen took charge of the raffle 
Who's that peeping over your shoulder
Cheryl with her weekends work 
Lyndsey and her Cats and Dogs Armoire & Album
The lovely Ma'am a lades Lisa & Jane (left and centre), Me and Lyn and Karen the My Creative Spirit Design Team (right) 

Arn't they fab.  If you fancy coming along and joining in the crafty fun at one of my retreats next year, here are the dates. February 21st & 22nd, June 20th & 21st June and 20th 21st & 22nd November.  They're all being held at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Click the link for more info and booking details click here
Armoires, shadow boxes and stationery boxes are all available over in our shop at 
www.mycreativespirit.co.uk and the album will be going live later this week. 

Well, thats all from me this morn.  I'm off to run the hoover round and  do a bit of housework, and maybe a little paper cutting later. Enjoy your day too, thanks for calling by and catch up again soon :-)  


  1. Oh Clare, it looks like so much fun, hmmmmm I will have to save my pennies and see if I can ever get over to the UK and craft along with you. The ladies did a good job!!! Glad you had so much fun.
    Judy in Arizona

  2. Good afternoon Clare, I'm just taking a quick time-out having just made our Christmas cake. All I have to do now is clear up (hate that bit!) and try not to peak at it for the next four and a half hours. Love the photos of your latest retreat. As always everyone looks as if they had a great time. I'm really looking forward to your Workshop here in South Yorkshire on Sunday and meeting my fellow G45ers. Take care
    Margaret A.

  3. these projects are looking gorgeous Clare
    Gr Karin

  4. What fabulous projects! Sadly, I can't go to your awesome looking retreats, living in New York, but I really can't wait to see if you're putting the Christmas album up. <3

  5. Hi Clare, Stunning !! Stunning !! Stunning !! all these projects are stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx