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A chillaxing Week and a fabulous Graphic 45 Intro..........

Hi everyone, hope you're enjoying your Saturday.  I've had a real lazy morning, well week actually.  After all the excitement of last weekends retreat I've taken a few days off from my trusty scissors and gorgeous G45 papers, had some time with the boys and caught up with jobs around the house that so needed doing.  I bumped into a lovely friend of Mums at the post office and after chatting outside for a while we went for a coffee and chatted for hours. I never seem to have time to do that so really enjoyed catching up.  Auntie Pat, if you're reading this it was so lovely to see you, enjoy your hols and look forward to catching up again when you're home. Tomorrow Jane and I are heading off to the CHA UK Big Event and a day of sitting down and enjoying some workshops with Leandra from Paperartsy, Woodware and Deco Art.  Looking forward to meeting up with everyone who's going along too.  I've been reading all the Design Team intro's over on the Gr

A great weekend retreat Graphic 45 style

Morning everyone, what a great weekend we've just had crafting away Graphic 45 style.  We all gathered at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth, the home of my retreats, for two and a half days of crafty fun and frolics.  Scissors were flying, and papers were crafted into some fabulous projects by everyone.  Ladies thank you for joining me for our 6th My Creative Spirit Retreat. The event couldn't have happened without help from Isobel at Scotch Lodge Farm, Wendy from Daisy's Jewels and Crafts, Sandra, Darren and John from Jones Crafts and Jane and Karen on Friday and over the weekend.  Thank you all so much.  Our lovely friend Lyn couldn't be with us this time but, Lyn if you get to read this when you're out of hospital we were thinking about you and missed your company.  There were lots of Bureaus being altered in Artisan Style papers, Hillary chose the Precious Memories Album as her project, and with the arrival on Saturday morning of the new Rare Oddities and Gil

Introducing the Craft Maid ...........

Morning everyone, it's a right wet one here but no thunder storms yet, or did I sleep through them lol!!  Its been a funny old week here, I've been doing things I should t be doing and not doing the things I need to be doing for my retreat next weekend, but on a positive I have managed to alter my latest product to be added to my Alter Me' range of craft kits.   After years of crafting in next to no space, papers everywhere, no space for the paper trimmer and hours wasted trying to find stuff I"m sure was just there when i saw it last, I found I wasn't alone when talking to other paper crafters. I've looked at many products on the market but couldn't find one that did everything I wanted, or in the right size so I decided to design my own that tidy's everything up off the table, takes up half the room of one 12 x 12 pad and gives us more space to craft and think ........ and here it is............. introducing 'The Craft Maid' You

A Crafty Weekend and June Giveaway

What a fabulously crafty weekend we had down at Sirstampalot.  On Saturday we were making pencil cases and a new design for the album inside from Raining Cats and Dogs papers and then we went box crazy on Sunday with the Artisan Style papers.  Lovely projects ladies.  I had a crafting partner on Saturday, Lauren above showing off her crafty makes came along with mum and grandma so we paired up together which was lovely.  Thank you  ladies for coming along and Janice and Andy for organising the day and keeping up topped up with drinks and goodies. Here's some pics from the weekend  Three generations of crafters enjoying a day out together  Project sheets are available for this weekends classes over on our website at We also have two new kits out this week.  The Bureau, which also has a project sheet detailing how to alter it and then one that covers how to alter it and make the mini album inside, and then our teeny weeny ATC b

A Crafty Weekend and May Giveaway Winner

We had a fabulous time over the weekend at Daisy's Jewels and Crafts constructing and altering our Bureau and mini album kits Artisan Style. We built, painted and altered the Bureau in Artisan Style papers by Graphic 45 and then made mini pocket albums that fit in the recess.  Leslie and Angie made an extra drawer for theirs and altered their ATC boxes.  Here's a few pics; Thank you Wendy & Jeff for your hospitality.  We have a Christmas themed retreat booked at Daisy's on October 24th & 25th. If you'd like to join us call Wendy on 07779 110813 f or more info and bookings. Our May Giveaway Winner is comment no 6 left by Jane Willis on 6th May.  Congratulations Jane.  If you could mail me your address to  I"ll get your goddies off in the post to you.  It's washing and cleaning day today and fingers crosse sit won t rain lol!!  Here's hoping.  Enjoy your Monday, thanks for calling by and do call b