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Voyage Beneath the Sea

Evening everyone, it's been a fun old week here, with lots of comings and goings. We've hardly seen Oli since he passed his driving test last week but he's been a real sweetie and run a few errands including picking up his brother from college.  It was lovely to hear the banter as they came home together.  We seem to have a new boy in the house :-)  It's been a while since I've shared a card with you so I thought I'd show case one I've made using the Voyage Beneath the Sea collection by Graphic 45.  The warm oranges and sea greens are lovely to work with and I could almost smell the as the card came together :-)  The size of the card was determined by the two sea horse pictures joined together so its a little larger than the usual 7 x 5 or 6 x 6 cards we make but I loved how it came out.   Here's the supply list and how to make it:  Voyage Beneath the Sea 12 x 12 papers  Ocean Quest  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Deep Blue Dreams Wild Wild W

A fun weekend had by all......

Perpetual Calendar kit altered by Sarah Sunshine :-)  Evening everyone, I hope you're weeks going well.   I thought I'd share some of the pictures from our crafty retreat here in Kenilworth last weekend.  It was another great success, the hotel did us proud as they always do and we crafted our way through from Saturday morning till Sunday evening, and after a lot of snipping sticking painting and arranging made some gorgeous projects.  Ladies, a huge thank you to you all for coming along and making the weekend great fun.  Love everyone's take on their perpetual calendar kits .  A very Happy !@£@!  Birthday Jackie We have two new dates for my June and November retreats this year. There will be a mix of project options available to suit scrapbookers, altered arters and paper crafters so if you fancy a weekend getaway to enjoy your hobby just follow the links below for more info and bookings:  June 2016 2 day Weekend Retreat   November 2016 3 da

Blue and Green should never be seen....... unless there's a colour in-between

Morning my crafty friends, I hope I find you well this Thursday morning.  It's been another crafty week here at 'Maison Charville' getting the last of the four projects ready to teach at this weekends Crafters Retreat.  We were on tenter hooks on Monday as Oli left to take his extended driving test.  It's getting on for three years since he lost his driving licence and we all had our fingers and toes crossed that he'd get through and be back on the road by the end of the week. YIPPEE he did, so huge congrats Oli.  You've gone full circle and are now flying again xxxxx  I'm having a small celebration myself.....   have just noticed that my You Tube channel has had over 3 million viewers call by.  Not bad for an oldie lol!!!!!   That you to everyone who's followed my crafty video journey over the past four years.  It's been a while since I altered one of my shadow boxes so inspired by the release of the new PaperArtsy paint colours I got out some

Happy Valentines Day

Morning everyone,  sending you crafty hugs this Valentines Day and sharing some pics from our Graphic 45 workshop yesterday at Daisy's Jewels and Crafts.  Love was in the air as we put our Mon Amour post bound albums together. Thank you Rachael for all your support during the day, Wendy for inviting me back and ladies for coming along and making the day a great success.  The project sheet for the post bound album will be available from our website week commencing 22nd February if you'd like to make one yourself.  I'm back at Daisys for a weekend of crafty fun on 14th & 15th May.  For more info about the weekend and our project call Wendy Direct on  07779 110813 . Have a lovely day, thank you for calling by and look forward to catching up again in a few days.

Be Mine Valentine - two 10 minute makes

Harry returned from his ordeal at the dentist and as I mentioned I was planning to pamper him.  Harry had a different idea and thought I'd like to make him a Valentine Card for his girlfriend.  He has been known to get out stamps, inks and pens and being my Arty has made some great cards but not today.    I came up with a couple of 10 minute makes and thought I'd share them with you bubble gum pink and all ........................ The first card (above) has a cut out heart stamped in the centre from EEG03 stamp set, a red border and then the little girl and boy were stamped on a separate heart, and secured in place with a little tacky glue behind the opening. The heart and hat detail were stamped out from Pierrot Plate 4, coloured in with distress pens, stuck in place on the card front and then sprinkled with a hint of red glitter on a little glossy accents.  Love it......... Supply List Card 1  6 x 6 White Card Blank  PaperArtsy Ink and the Dog Pierrot Plate 4 &

February Giveaway

It's been a few days since my last post so I thought I'd grab a coffee and take a few minutes to send you all crafty hugs and apologies if I haven t got to reply to your comments. It's been a hectic time behind the scenes but now we're all ready to head off to Daisy's Jewels and Crafts tomorrow for a romantic themed Graphic 45 workshop and then to the Holiday Inn next Friday for our February weekend Crafters Retreat.  With a choice of four projects to create, raffle, lucky dip and a pub quiz style eve on Saturday night it's going to be a fun weekend.  We still have a couple of places left if you fancy coming along.  Here's a quick peek at the projects:  Option 1  In Botanicabella or Steampunk Debutante collections Option 2   Altered perpetual Calendar and Mon Amour Post Bound album   I thought it would be fun to give away one of our perpetual calendar kits this month.  It's a really fun kit to make with loads of scope to get seriously creative