23/05/2017

A Crafty Weekend in Cornwall

Hello my lovelies from an overcast but warm Cornish coastline.  I tootled down country on Friday, stopping off in Cheltenham to see Harry Bean for a catch up and lunch and after a bit of a hiccup and an unplanned trip home (!!!!!) headed down to Bodmin for last weekends workshop.  What a fab time we had.   Julie & Julie thank you both for setting up the unit for us and ladies thank you all so much for joining me for a fun weekend of crafty escapism. How time flies when you're having fun. Here's a few pics of everyone crafting away and our projects projects coming together.
Our projects, all available from my website were: 
  • Portrait of a Lady 11" Album and Case 
  • Midnight Masquerade 11" Album and Case 
  • Vintage Hollywood Event Organiser 
  • Botanicabella Album in a Box 

 Julie altered one of our Planner Kits in Alice in Wonderland fabric - it looked fab 
 
Glynne, Gail and Emma it was great to meet you and Diana you were a star.  We'll be arranging a workshop in the Torbay area over the next couple of months so if you' d like to come along and join me for a day of crafting in Devon keep an eye on the blog for more details. I'll also be arranging more crafty dates with Julie in Bodmin, so again keep calling by for details of those too. 
We're off to have a bit of lunch at Kynance Cove so I'd best shake a tail feather and get off the laptop lol.  Have a lovely day yourself, whatever you have planned and hope to catch up with you again over the next couple of days. 
I'll be back home and teaching this weekend at Scotch Lodge Farm, Northampton. Looking forward to seeing you if you re coming along :-) 

15/05/2017

Portrait of a Lady Album - My Creative Spirit


Morning my lovelies, how are you?.  Good I hope on this wet and chilly Monday morning (well it is here) It's been a busy couple of weeks here, we took the shop off to the Craft Show at the Motor Cycle Museum last weekend.  It's the first time we've had a stand there and had a great time demoing our products and meeting lots of peeps too.  Huge thanks to Sarah & Cathy for all their help and support in setting up and running the stand, what a great team :-) and thanks to everyone who called by the stand too.  We'll be back at the show on Saturday 6th September.  

Sarah Sunshine - My Creative Spirit
Sarah Sunshine on the My Creative Spirit stand - Motor Cycle Museum
Sarah & Cathy on the My Creative Spirit stand - Motor Cycle Museum
This weekend I was out teaching a Graphic 45 workshop with Wendy (Daisy's Jewels and Crafts) and the lovely ladies and gent who came along too.  We crafted my Curio Cabinet into shape using a variety of Graphic 45 collections and had a whole load of fun along the way.  Here's a few pics of them coming together - can you spot the Tropical Travelogue papers David had in his stash....... 

Cathy & Marianne 



Thank you Wendy for arranging the event and to everyone who came along too.  Look forward to seeing you all again at the next one. 

New Product 

If you love the Portrait of a Lady collection you may be interested in making my latest album from the collection. This papers in this collection are just gorgeous to craft with and give you a truly vintage feel to your projects. The album combines the 12 x 12 papers, patterns and solids, ephemera cards and other elements, is full of interactive pages, places for your photos photos and journaling too. I love the colours in this collection and really enjoyed designing the album.  The PDF Tutorial is now available on the website.  
I'm off to catch up on all that came in over the weekend so will sign off for now.  Have a great rest of your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again later in the week :-) Cx

01/05/2017

Giveaway Winner April 2017

morning everyone, it's a damp and chilly Bank Holiday Monday here.  I hope the sun's shining where you are.  
I can't believe its May 1st - where has April gone.  I've not done any crafting this week but have decluttered the house. Harry announced he'd be home from Uni in three weeks (year 1 completed, can you believe it!) and looking round here I wondered where he, and all his belongings were going to go.  So out came the black bags and after numerous trips to the tip and charity shops there's space for him to come home whop whop!  
Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the April giveaway post.  I loved reading them as always.  Random.org chose comment no 118 as our winner this month. 
 The comment was left by Ann
Huge congrats Ann, please mail me your contact details and address so I can get your goodies off in the post to you. 
Following the sneak peeks of the new mid season releases from Graphic 45 last week we are taking pre orders for the new collections over on the website.  They should be here in the UK from mid May. 
Master Detective has a Sherlock Holmes and Halloween twist and French Country is back as a Deluxe Collectors Edition.  Here's a little album I made from the original release;

 
Craft Fair - National Motor Cycle Museum 6th May 
If you're planning on visiting the Craft Fair at the Motor Cycle Museum come along and visit my stand at the Motor Cycle Museum on 6th May.  It's the first time I've taken my boutique shop to the show and am really looking forward to seeing everyone there.  I'll be running demos all day so do call by and say hi. 
I've got samples to update today so I'd better get a wiggle on. Have a great day and thanks for calling by.  Our May giveaway will be launched here later this week so do call back again then. 

24/04/2017

One week and two great Graphic 45 workshops


Marina Milford Haven, Wales

Well hello my crafty friends, what a week it's been. Oli and Sophie are back together after a few weeks apart, are all loved up and have announced they're looking for a house together and Harry Bean came home for five days over Easter too with washing like you wouldn't believe!!! The house was heaving and looked like widow Twanky's launderama lol!!! until I took him back to Cheltenham on Wednesday. 

Around all the excitement in the house and a few days off I spent a great day on Easter Saturday running a workshop down in Brixworth, Northampton with Sue and her crafty ladies creating with the gorgeous Portrait of a Lady papers.  Thank you Sue for all the hard work you put into the day, and ladies for coming along and joining me for the workshop.  It was lovely to meet you all.  Enjoy your albums :-) 
I was back at work for a couple of days on Wednesday before packing up the car and heading off to Milford Haven, Wales for a crafty workshop on Saturday.
 Cheryl, Chris and Jan, thank you sooooo much for your amazing hospitality, to everyone who came along to join me for the workshop, Jan and Barbara for all your help during the day, Margaret, Helen, Amy and Rosemary for your gorgeous gifts and everyone who make me an ATC card.  They are sooooo sweet. I've got just the kit for those (ATC Box). 
Here are a few pics from our class making up planner kits altered in the Nature Sketchbook Papers: 
Breakfast by the marina :-) before our workshop 

 Happy Birthday to Gill - loved the cakes 
 Thanks too to all the staff a the British Legion for looking after us during the day.
Watching me watching you :-) 
You spoiled me ladies and gents.  Thank you all for a wonderful time. 
I drove home after a lovely meal at the Nelson after our day together, and after a couple of wrong turns (I'm sure there's only one Raglan Castle but definitely passed two and drove through Usk which I'm sure isn't on my route home!!!! ) I arrived home just after midnight, ready to work again yesterday.  
Project sheets for the three 11 x 11" albums in a case are now available on the website along with kits too.  Click here for more info:
Graphic 45 Mid Season Releases 
There's great excitement in the G45 world today. Sneak peek of the mid-season releases start today over on their blog: from 1pm BST if you re here in the UK.
If you haven't received the latest newsletter from them you'll not know that the fabulously gorgeous French Country collection is coming back as a deluxe collectors edition, and there are sneak peeks of a new detective themed collection over on their blog this week.  I'm so looking forward to seeing that one. 

Anyway, I've got to get up and at it so have a great day, thanks for calling by and look forward to sharing more crafty inspiration with you shortly.