17/01/2017

A fun workshop across the pond

Botanicabella Event Organisers My Creative Spirit Graphic 45
Event Organiser Kits altered by Donna Cheryl and Anne, USA 
Helloooooooooo my loverlies.  How's your week going.  It's always lovely to receive happy mail from customers and this one came in today from Donna across the pond in USA. 
Donna bought three Event Organiser kits for Cheryl, Anne and herself to alter over a long weekend of craftiness together and used papers from the Botanicabella collection by Graphic 45 to bring them to life. Don't they look fabulous. 
 The Planner
 The File Folder
and here's Cheryl and Anne crafting away.  
Donna wrote......... 'We had a fabulous time and I wanted to thanks you again for designing such a lovely project'  regards Donna,, Cheryl and Anne from across the pond. 
You'e so welcome ladies.  It's just lovely to see them all finished and looking beautiful. 
Event Organiser kits are available from my website - click here
If you've bought products from my website and altered them do send in finished pictures for me to share o the blog.  We all love to see and share what we make :-)
Well it's tea time here, and Auntie Annie's fish pie's on the menu yum yum so I'm going to love you and leave you for now.  Enjoy your day and look forward to catching up again soon with more crafty makes. 

16/01/2017

Journaling in Cornwall

Morning everyone, I had a snow free journey down to Cornwall on Friday but was bombarded by humongous hail stones once I crossed the county line.  Amazing!  It's chilly dull and damp here but the bad weather seems to have blown out to sea so maybe we'll see some sunshine later. 
Our workshop yesterday in Bodmin was great fun and enjoyed by all :-)  We painted and stamped fabric, stitched our journal inserts, assembled our books and created fun covers for them before heading home with loads of techniques to use on other projects. Thank you ladies for a great day and enjoy using your journals. I'll be back down in May/June to host a weekend workshop so do keep an eye on the blog and FB page for dates and more info. 
Here's a few pics of some of the fabric covers 
  everyone crafting away - I love the bunting.........
 and some of the ladies with their finished journals 
Enjoy your Monday everyone, thanks for calling by and I look forward to sharing more crafty inspiration with you shortly. 

12/01/2017

Hand Made Journals

Fabric Covered Journals by Clare Charvill
Evening my crafty friends, it's gawn right chilly here and just when I'm heading down to Cornwall for a few days with my little sis and a class on Sunday the weatherman has forecast snow.  I've taken Annie's advice packed Rug, shovel, old carpet, large bottle of water, something to eat, sleeping bag a torch etc etc ............ and with all the boxes of kits and my luggage there's no room left in the car for me lol!  OJ ing ........! 
I'm really looking forward to Sundays class.  We're making fabric painted, hand stitched journals similar to the ones above that I made last year.  Don't forget to bring your aprons ladies, it could get messy :-) 
Here's a few more pics: 
 The feature images on both books are from stamp plates by PaperArtsy, and hand painted on tissue paper.

OMG the lovely man on the radio has just announced it's 7pm- where's the day gone.  I haven't finished working yet so had best get of and get a move on.  Have a lovely evening and thanks for calling by.  I'll share some pic from our class with you shortly.

10/01/2017

Olde Curiosity Shoppe is back :-)

morning everyone, how are you?  I'm uber excited to see Graphic 45 are re releasing one of my all time favourite paper collections later this month. When I joined their design team back in 2012 I used it for my first design team project and went on to teach many workshop projects with it too. It's been such a huge favourite with G45ers since it made it's debue - and I know many of you will be dying to get your hands on it again.  If you're new to G45, haven't seen the collection before do call by the G45 blog on 18th Jan for the reveal.  You'll be hooked. 
We're taking pre orders for this and the other three new collections over on the website from today.  Just follow the links below to place your orders. 
I thought I'd share one of my favourite Olde Curiosity Shoppe projects made from just three of the colourways in the collection and my favourite combination; reds, black and cream. There's so much to cut out and layer up on the papers you really can bring the images to life. 

I'm mid way through my new Nature Sketchbook album and some videos to create this afternoon, so I"m going to grab some lunch and crack on lol!!!  Have a great rest of your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up later in the week. 

08/01/2017

A great Graphic 45 Workshop









Afternoon everyone, what a great time we all had yesterday snipping up gorgeous G45 papers and creating beautiful projects.  Elaine, thank you so much for inviting me over to host the workshop and ladies thank you for joining me for a really fab day. It was great to meet you all. 
After a little stroking and sniffing of papers (a G45 thing if you're wondering what I'm talking about lol!) we had loads of fun fun creating our Exploding Sewing Boxes and albums.  
I loved all the paper combinations the ladies put together with the Cafe Parisian papers;
 and here's our album ladies :-)
Links to the both of the projects from the workshop are available from my website via the links below: 

I'm working on a large Nature Sketchbook album with video tutorials whop whop, which I hope to have finished before the end of the week so keep an eye out in the 'Online workshop' section of my website.  

I'm going to love you and leave you for now, enjoy the rest of your Sunday whatever you're up to.  Ohhh before I go, if you're a G45 lover do go over to Graphic 45 blog this week to see sneak peeks of the new paper collections being released later this month at CHA. 
Have a great rest of your weekend and look forward to catching up with you again in a couple of days.  Ta ta for now as my lovely Aunt Loxie would say................! x

06/01/2017

Some 2017 dates for the Diary


Evening Everyone, I hope you're first week of the year has gone well.  I don't know about you but it seems like Christmas was months ago.  With H safely back in his alternative home and Oli out and about I've had a fun day here packing away all the Christmas decorations, and the car, ready to head off to Leicestershire to host my first Graphic 45 workshop of the year tomorrow with Elaine and her group of craft ladies.  We'll have our two requested projects well underway by lunch time and hopefully fully finished before we have to pack away late tomorrow afternoon.  So looking forward to seeing everyone.

I thought I'd share some events that are coming up over the next few weeks.  If your interested in coming along to one, just follow the contact details for more info and bookings: It would be  great to see you :-) 

The Art Journal One Day Workshop 
Come along and create your very own fabric covered journals from scratch. 
Date: Sunday 15th January 2017 
Location: Out of the Box Cornish Craft House, Unit 4, Woods Browning Industrial Estate, Respryn Road, Bodmin. PL31 1DQ 
Cost: £30.00 
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Full kit included - bring your own lunch
For bookings and More info: e mail me at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com 

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Date:  Saturday 21st January
Demo Day: Come along and join me for a coffee and some fun demos.  I'll be showcasing some of my products and altering them in a variety of styles during the day.
Location: Birds in the Barn,  the Lake Barn, Poplar Nurseries, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1HR 
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
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Newbury Papercraft Show 
Date: Saturday 28th January 
Location: Berkshire Stand, Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, Berkshire.  RG14 7NZ
Show times: 10.30am - 4pm 
Admission: £3.00 for adults.
Come along and join me on my stand 'My Creative Spirit' at the show.
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One Day Workshop 
Date: Saturday 4th February 
Location: Daisy's Jewels and Crafts, 3 Bryant Road, Exhall, Ash Green, Coventry. Cv7 
Come along and join me and lot's of lovely ladies for a fun day making my Perpetual Pocket Album. You can choose the theme for your project from a wide range of Graphic 45 papers in the shop.
For more info and bookings contact Daisy's direct on 07779 110813
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Graphic 45 Crafters Weekend Retreat 
April 2017 - with Clare G45 Ambassador UK 
You may have received the latest newsletter from Graphic 45 and seen the pictures of the new collections coming out later this month.  Sneek Peeks start on the G45 blog from Monday. It's great to see the 'Olde Curiosity Shoppe' making a come back as a Deluxe Collectors Edition too.........  I absolutely loved that one first time round and can't wait to craft with it again. 
If you'd like to join me for a weekend of crafting with these gorgeous collections in April 2017, follow the link below for more info on the event, the venue and accommodation.  It would be great if you're able to join me.  (There are limited places left so book now to avoid disappointment)  

 Date:  Saturday April 8th & Sunday April 9th
Location: Holiday Inn, 212 Abbey End, Kenilworth, Warwickshire  CV8 1ED
For more info and bookings follow the link here

Well that's me tippy typed out for the evening.  Have a really lovely weekend, thanks for calling by and do call back in a couple of days to see our projects and pics from tomorrows workshop .