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Where did that weekend go.......

Crafters retreat with Clare Charvill Feb 2015 Graphic 45 Time to Flourish
......... where did that weekend go.  Months in the planning, weeks in the prepping and two days of fabulous company and crafting has just flown by.  Here we all are with (well nearly all of us) with our Time to Flourish Seasons in Time Album sets.  We constructed, painted, stuck, snipped and inked our way through the weekend, used oodles of gorgeous Graphic 45 papers and had a ball. We each chose our birthday month for the papers on our stands so they all looked different.  Ladies it was lovely to see you, thank you for joining me and enjoy adding all your photos to your albums.  Hillary thank you for my swish pink apron and Sylvia thank you for the two gorgeous shops you'd made. Here's a few pics taken over the two days. 

If you'd like to make the album set yourself, the video led on line workshop and project sheet are both available from today on our webiste along with the Folio Album stand kit designed to hold any four of my folio albums.

We're back at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth again on 20th, 21st June for another crafty weekend. If you'd like to come along click here for more info and booking details. Our project will be an album (Clareeee style) in a box, altered in papers from the Artisan Style collection by Graphic 45. Will share pictures as soon as I've made up the sample. 

Well I best hop off, get dressed and go pick up my new car whop whop.  Thanks for calling by, have a lovely week and look forward to sharing some more crafty projects with you again soon:-) C


  1. Thank you Clare for an amazing weekend. A wonderful time was had by all, and your kindness and generosity is much appreciated. To anyone considering booking your next retreat I would say go for it-you will have a great time, and even if you don't quite finish your project, you will come away with the knowledge to finish. You will also have a good laugh, and get to know other like minded crafters who are a generous bunch of people.
    Thanks to all the staff at The Holiday Inn, they provided us with a lovely lunch on both days,and nothing was too much trouble for them. My room was comfortable and the bathroom was spotless. I only ate breakfast at the hotel, there was plenty of choice, everyone was well catered for. Highly recommended.
    Looking forward to June

    Debbie x

  2. It was a great weekend and my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one. the lunches on both days were very nice and there was plenty so you could eat as many profiteroles as you liked (couldn't you Clare!!!)

    We stayed at the Holiday Inn on Friday and Saturday and we were very pleased with the room. The bathroom was spotless and the shower was great, unlike some hotels where the water just dribbles out. We enjoyed the breakfast and ate at the bar on the Saturday night as the restaurant was already full. The food was exceptionally good and would recommend it to anyone.

  3. Oh it does sound like a wonderful time was had by all!!! Ladies your projects were amazing and of course Clare there to guide you how could you go wrong!!! I am so jealous that I wasn't there, bit of a jump from Arizona in the states to the UK!! I would do it in a heartbeat if it was possible. Oh how lovely it would be to say oh yes I popped over to attend the most fab retreat hosted by the fabulous "Clare"!!!!!! It's on my list!!
    Judy in Arizona

  4. superrrrrrrrrrrr you have did a great job Clare.
    Gr Karin

  5. Thank you Clareeee for a fabulous weekend. The project, as ever, was amazing & I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the retreat.
    The new venue, the Holiday Inn, in Kenilworth is great & the staff were so helpful ... My room was spotless with great facilities..... Highly recommended!
    I even learnt some new 'shop keeping' skills!😉
    Looking forward to returning in June x x x

  6. Morning Clare, Fabulous 'makes' piccies here, everyone enjoying the crafting experience, and beautiful finished projects, they look fabulous !!
    Enjoy your new car, I know you will be 'stroking' it, I did when I had mine 12 months ago haha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Hi Clare thank you for a wonderful weekend I realy enjoyed it learnt loads
    The hotel was lovely clean and comfortable the food was pleasant and a choice
    I was worried about coming on my own bit there was no need everyone was very friendly
    I have persuaded kenny to come along to the next one so you will have to think of project for him to do I will sort his deposit
    Thanks again looking forward to June
    Lots of love janet C

  8. Wow, what an amazing project Clare. it looks sooooo gorgeous, i love it. i think i may just have to buy the online workshop and do it in my spare time :) (read that as 'when i'm retired').
    it looks like you all had a fabby time, well done Clare. - janicex

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