Some crafty makes for the TV

Gilded Lily pillow boxes Clare Charvill Graphic 45
It's turning out to be a right wash out of a week here.  It rained all day yesterday and its still raining here this morning.  I've still got a few of my Parks and Gardens bargain plants to dig in but don t want to do it in the rain really :-) 
Harry baby got his 1st year results fro college yesterday and bowled us all over by getting the highest marks possible and distinctions in all subjects.  He's one happy bean, and looking forward to another creative year of 3D design. Well done H, I know you worked your socks off.
As rain stopped play, or did it start it lol!  Which ever I had a day of making samples yesterday to send of to Create and Craft and thought I"d share a few of them with you before they get parcelled up and posted. 
The pillow boxes were made from Gilded Lily 12 x 12 papers, die cut from the Alterations Pillow Box die and the little tags are stamped with the stamps from the collection too.  Great gifts for summer fetes and weddings too.   

Then I made a little tiptrych using the Alterations mover and shaper arched dies.  Patterns and solids are great to use as backgrounds and the images on the 12 x 12 paper were just the right size to cut out for the detail.  The simple frames could be used for photos and the figures added to the frames rather than the centre. Pieces are joined together with ribbons.

Gilded Lily Tiptrych Clare Charvill Graphic 45
The last sample today is a Rare Oddities 6" x 6" easel card. I added some Petaloo flowers and bobbles that we used on the Time to Flourish March picture frame earlier in the year.  Separating the papers with a narrow black border really makes the layers pop. I loved working all the patterns into the card too but have to admit it took me ages to chose which papers to use. I like them all :-) 

 Lets hope the rain stays away for the rest of the day.  A girls got to get washing on the line faster than the boys can dirty it lol!!  Have a great day and thanks for calling by.  More to share with you over the next couple of days.


  1. Love the pillow boxes Clare, would make nice little treats at a wedding or shower of some kind! Really pretty, and I like the tiptrych too, love the Gilded Lily papers. The card is gorgeous love love love the Petaloo flowers and leaves, etc. Very pretty! You have been a busy girl. Send some of your rain our way please, need it desperately!!
    Judy in Arizona

  2. WOW Clare these are gorgeous, I love the Gilded Lily papers, still stroking them before I cut into them. How sad am I! Congratulations to Harry too!
    Linda xxx

  3. These are really beautiful Clare. I am desperate to get the Rare Oddities collection, though I have lots of unused Graphic 45 pads already as I can't find anything special enough to do with them.
    Cathy x

  4. More stunning makes! Really love the tiptrych. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  5. Your samples are all great Clare. Look forward to seeing you on C&C soon

  6. Afternoon Clare, Congratulations to Harry, and very well done.
    I'm loving all your samples, the Gilded Lilly pillow boxes are fabulous, I love these papers, and adore how you have done the triptych, I really must try that with ribbon attaching them. All are gorgeous projects and all are beautiful papers.
    I hope you got your washing out, mine went out this morning as it was blowing well, but the weather until today has been a definite 'wash out' hahaha.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  7. Wow what stunning projects. Love them all x

  8. Gorgeous samples Clare and fabulous inspiration. You are so good at matching patterns and images. Lucky you being able to play with these wonderful papers, I'd choose that over gardening any day.
    Congratulations to Harry, a very clever chap xxx

  9. wow wow wow these make are absolutely stunning.

    Big weldone to Harry