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Crafty fun in Mundesley, Norfolk

Helloooooo there my crafty friend, how was your weekend? and is it back to the grind stone for you this morning? We had an amazing weekend crafting way over to the east of the country in Mundesley, Norfolk.  I set off on Friday, and, after a pit stop to see Di and Tony at Tando HQ, arrived by the sea just after 7pm. I had a lovely chilaxed evening chatting and eating with Tina and some of the ladies coming along to my class on Saturday.  Thank you Tina for organising the weekend and ladies thank you for coming along and joining me for a fab day of craftiness on Saturday.  It was lovely to meet you all - I really enjoyed our day together.   We were crafting with the new Portrait of a Lady collection and made one of my original expanding album designs.  Here's a few pics of us all from the day and the project too.    and here's our Birthday girl - Caron And here we all are at the end of our day together, with Andrew the barman. Pauline, who'd waited

We're off to the Races

Morning everyone, and Happy St Patricks Day.  May the luck of the Irish be with you to be sure!   We had a great time down at the Cornwall Papercraft Show last weekend. Thank you to all who came along to the show and joined me for my make and take sessions.  Here's a few pics from a few of the sessions and the link to the How to make video if you'd like to make one of these little books yourself.  Julie S thank you for all your help on the stand during the day.  I'm really excited to be sharing my Off to the Races album over on the Graphic 45 blog today along with a fab album by Lena altered in the gorgeous Natures Sketchbook papers. Do click here and visit the blog to see our makes and loads more creative inspiration too. A great share this week to celebrate the Cheltenham Festival and St Patricks Day too.  I love the colours in this collection and as always there are lot's of colour combinations running through the pads to suit our tastes. Gree

Cornwall Papercraft Show.......March 2017

Morning everyone,  another week is nearly over and the weekend is just around the corner.  I'm looking forward to spending a few days by the sea in Cornwall and seeing everyone coming along to the Cornwall Papercraft Show tomorrow at Lanhydrock Hotel, Bodmin.  It's always a fab show, great stands and a wide variety of goodies to tempt you :-) Free parking too.  Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm.   Julie's helping me out on our stand (thank you Julie:-) while I run our make and takes.  This year we're making mini stitched notebooks. If you're a G45er Ephemera cards fit perfectly on the front cover.   If you're planing on coming along, why not join come along and join me.  Book on arrival to ensure you get a place.  They always go like hot cakes.  the books above have been altered in papers from Cafe Parisian, Portrait of a Lady and Botanical Tea collections by Graphic 45. I love the Creole Lady on the centre book.   If you fancy making these little books

March Giveaway 2017

Morning everyone, after a fabulous weekend in Scotland and a quick pitstop at home I'm packing up and heading off down to Cornwall for a few days with my sister and the Cornwall Papercraft Show, Lanhydrock Hotel, Bodmin on Saturday. If you're in the area do come along, it's always a great show.  I'll be hosting make and take sessions all day and our shop will be at the show too along with the other exhibitors.  For our giveaway this month we have one of our Stamp/Card Storage Kit and one roll of our uber popular Black Construction Tape up for grabs.  The Stamp Storage kit can hold the widest of stamp plates on the market, patterns, A5 journals and lots more.  A great solution to organising your craft room or maybe somewhere else too.  Here's a few of my finished samples: 1.  Distress inks and Tim Holtz stamps   2. Embossed card, painted. Andy Skinner Embellishments  3.   Graphic 45 papers To be in with a chance to win, just leave your comment bel

We had a Ball........................

Morning, I'm home after my 700 mile round trip to Scotland and the best couple of days crafting with the lovely ladies in Tillicoultry, Scotland. We had a ball.............. Before I share some pics I must thank Lesley for organising our event, inviting me up and taking me out for the best Indian meal, Gail for the amazing buffet you treated us all too, Tracey for the truly scrumptious Lemon Meringue Pie, Pauline for the Iron Bru to bring home and ladies to all of you for joining me for two fab days of laughter and crafting.  Here's a few pics of the ladies crafting their Event Organiser kits to life, and the gorgeous paper combinations they chose to alter them in: Construction underway on Day 1   Gail with her amazing buffet and Birthday cake   Pauline and Tracey - our Birthday Girls Aileen, Nicola and Yvonne with their gorgeous projects:   I love the mix of papers the ladies chose to alter their organisers in:   Tracey worked with the Vinta