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Happy All Hallows Eve

Happy Halloween everyone.  Its all dark here and Trick or Treaters are calling by in their fabulous costumes.  Hope you have a great eve if you're off out yourself.  I had a great weekend teaching down at Scotch Lodge Farm, Earls Barton.  Ladies thank you for coming along and thank you Isobel for inviting me.  It was such a hectic weekend I clean forgot to take any pics at all on Sunday but here's a few of the ladies crafting and cutting into the really beautiful Off the the Races Papers taken on Saturday.  I'm just prepping demos for my shows on Hochanda on Wednesday at 6 and 9pm and thought I'd share one of the finished samples with you.  Watch us live  SKY  663  (24/7)   FREEVIEW  85  (24/7)   FREESAT  817  (24/7) or hope to see you out the telly box   I've taken one of my large This N' That box kits and blinged it up Finabar style.  I've not made anything like this before so was really pleased with how the ov

Guess who's off to Ascot

Happy Friday to you and roll on the weekend :-) I've had a lovely week celebrating my birthday and creating this weekends double workshop project from those gorgeous 'Off to the Races' collection by G45.  I was down by Cheltenham Race Course last night and Harry tells me he's got himself a job and is off to work at Ascot Race Course tomorrow. Not sure he'll get time for a flutter on the 'orses though!  I have happy memories of going to the races with my Grandma when I was small, she loved a flutter on the horses and the dogs too.  From the papers I didn't use I created this really simple montage, mounting the figures on foam pads for a 3D effect and think it may be the cover of a scrapbook............ am musing over some ideas.   After what panned out to be a fun but ridiculously hectic week I'm off down to Scotch Lodge Farm tomorrow for day one of our two day Graphic 45 'Be Lucky' album workshop. Looking forward to seeing you there bright

We're Off to the Races this weekend

Hi de Hi my loverlies, how are you this grey and chilly morning.  Autumn is slowly taking hold here, the nights seem to be closing in and Halloween is creeping up on us. On a positive the clocks go back on Saturday eve here and we get an extra hour to snooze on Sunday morning before leaping into action :-).   I'm off to Scotch Lodge Farm this weekend to host a two day G45 workshop.  We have a new album to create altered in papers from the delightful Off to the Races collection by Graphic 45. I'm loving the colours in the collection, they seem to fit the season too with the rich oranges, warm browns, olive greens and subtle blues.  They also go with past collections which is great if you want to create bespoke projects or use up those left over papers on new projects. Or maybe we just like to stash those to look at and stroke lol!!!   The album sits inside it's own case (our 'Box It' kit) has some fun interactive pages, large pull outs and oodles of room for yo

I'm back from my travels

evening everyone, and happy Monday to you.  Jan, if you're reading this I've finally managed to sit down for long enough to open up the lap top, watermark some pics and blog.............................:-) It's been a fun filled couple of weeks since my first show on Hochanda with Fiona.  What a great time we had, the hour flew by as always. Huge thanks to everyone who mailed in during the show and sent messages afterwards too. It was great to be back and with such a fabulously friendly team.  After the show I headed down to Cornwall for a few days with my lovely Sis, and a workshop in Bodmin.  Ladies thanks you so much for joining me.  We had a great time building our Box It kits and altering them Crazy Bird style.  Here's a few pics of eveyone and their fabulous projects:  I caught a ship slipping slowly behind the rooftops into Falmouth docks as the sun came up and we spent some time on the beach too.  Just lovely......... My time with Annie by

September Giveaway Winner and October Giveaway

Well hello my crafty friends, how's you're week going?  I know I'm a little late sharing our September Giveaway winner with you all - time seems to be running away with me this week............ Huge thanks to you if you left a comment.  As always I loved reading them all. has chosen comment No 9 as our lucky winner  left by  Happyscrapper on 2nd September - thank you for your lovely comment.  Please send your address to me at so I can get your goodies off in the post to you.  I'm really excited to be back on the TV this Friday at 3pm where I'll be joining Fiona on Hochanda for an hour long show of creative crafting from My Creative Spirit.  I've been beavering away making a whole range of samples in different mediums from my featured kits and having a whale of a time getting uber creative and completely messy!!! I have to give a huge shout out to Di and Tony at Tando for cutting and personally delivering all the