Creating Gifts with Nature Sketchbook

Nature Sketchbook ' Things to Do' Planner Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Afternoon everyone 
I can't believe it's more than a week since I posted.  I was so busy prepping for a Christmas event this past weekend I lost all track of what day it was, and only just managed to focus on one thing at a time........  All worth it as we had a great time at Kings Hill Nursery amongst the Christmas Trees, wreaths, Poinsettias and cyclamens.  thank you to everyone who came along to the event, called by the stalls and took part in the Make and Takes.  Here are the two youngest crafters I think I've ever taught.  They were great and thoroughly enjoyed themselves making their very own mini photo books. Huge thanks Sophie for all your help on the stall.  I couldn't have managed without you xx

I'm really excited to be featuring my Hostess Gift over on the Graphic 45 blog today. If you're like me these days and need to make a note of absolutely everything you need to do if it's going to stand a chance of getting done then this project/gift may be right up your street.  G45 design team members and Ambassadors were asked to come up with a Hostess Gift idea to share with G45er's over the past couple of months and once I'd made my planner I thought it fitted the brief perfectly.  I used the signature sheet from the Nature Sketchbook collection for the focal image on the front cover, two more 12 x 12 papers for the outside and then 12 x 12 patterns and solids for the inside.  The planner includes a things to do pad, shopping list, post it note holder with notes and a pen........  it's got it all...... lol!!!!   Now I've got no excuse to forget anything lol!!!!   Let's see how that goes.............! 
I have finished planners for sale if you're looking for a Christmas gift and a planner kit with instructions if you fancy making one for yourself or to give as a gift. Links to both are below along with a full supply list and few more pics: Do go over to the Graphic 45 blog and take a look at the other projects being shared today too. 
Nature Sketchbook ' Things to Do' Planner Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Nature Sketchbook ' Things to Do' Planner Clare Charvill Graphic 45  Nature Sketchbook ' Things to Do' Planner Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Nature Sketchbook ' Things to Do' Planner Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Click on the video below to see the full project and kit 
Buy a finished Thing's to Planner 
Planner Kit and Instructions 

Supply List for Nature Sketchbook Planner 
Nature Sketchbook 12 x 12 papers
One x Plant Kingdom 12 x 12 
Two x Nature Sketchbook 12 x 12 
Two contrasting 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids papers
Treasure Gold
Craft Magnets x 6 
Tacky Glue/Red Line Tape 
5 A4 chipboard sheets   

I'm thinking I need to get writing some Christmas cards and more importantly go on a hunt for a Birthday card for Oli.  He's 24 at the end of the week ......... 🎂🍺🎂🍺🎂🍺🎂🍺. My Christmas baby lol!!!  He's never forgiven me for that!!!!  Anyway, enjoy your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing another Christmas themed project with you tomorrow. 


  1. Clare this is very beautifullllllll done
    Gr Karin

  2. Ohhhhhh Clare, Wow !! The images are stunning and the whole project is stunning !!
    Great piccies of your Make & Takes, and well done to these two girlies !!
    It is my 70th Birthday today (ohh noooooooo hahaha), I'm grateful to be blessed to have reached this age. I'm ill at the moment so not able to really enjoy my Birthday.
    I hope Oli has a lovely Birthday.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Hi Patricia, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂❤️ You're another Christmas baby :-) I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling so good and wish you a speedy recovery. Those little girlies were so full of beans and such fun. I'd forgotten what it's like to be small lol!!!! Sending you hugs and best wishes, take care and speak again soon xx

    2. Hi Clare, happy birthday Patricia, enjoy your special day. I too love this planner/notepad. Loved seeing the two little girls, thank you for helping them Clare you have probably inspired 2 new crafters to be in "our world"!!!
      Happy Birthday to Oli as well!!

    3. Thank you so much for your Good Wishes xx

  3. Love this Clare. Great idea and love the papers x

  4. Loving seeing your photos of the holiday crafting event! Happy Holly to you!

  5. This Nature Planner is absolutely stunning!!!

    Best wishes for a super 2017!

    Gaby xo

  6. Hi just finished making the Nature Planner love it, two friends have ask me to make them one. I think I will have to buy two more x