March 2018 Giveaway

5 x 5 Mini Album - altered in French Country papers

Helloooooo, I hope I find you well this Sunday afternoon.  It was great to see the snow finally melting away as I tooted out and about this morning. I love the snow but not driving in it.  I did a bit of shopping and called in on Sophie and Oli for a cuppa and the best bacon sandwich I've had in a long time. (Made by Oli lol!!!!). 
March Giveaway
Our giveaway this month is one Come Away with Me 8 x 8 pad (Vintage Graphic 45) and a 5" album cover and spine set. 
March 2018 Giveaway My Creative Spirit
March 2018 Giveaway 

The picture above shows the album cover set made up in 8 x 8 papers form the French Country collection by Graphic 45, and I've dropped the link to the 'How to' video below if you fancy making one yourself. It's a fun little album that really doesn't take too long to put together.
To be in with a chance to win, just leave your comment on this post below before midnight on31st March 2018 (GMT).  Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 1st April.  Good luck if you're entering.

Cornwall paper Craft Show - Lanhydrock Hotel, Bodmin, Cornwall
I'll be heading off to Cornwall later this week and will be at the Cornwall Papercraft Show on Saturday 10th March 2018.  Doors open at 10am. Do come along and call by the show and stand if you're down in the Bodmin area.  We'll have some great bargains on the stand, new paper collections and kits for sale,  and make and take sessions running during the day.  Hope to see you there. 
Have a great rest of your day, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again soon. 


April Kit of the Month

Sun Kissed Kit of the Month My Creative Spirit
Sun Kissed Oli & Harry on holiday in Portugal
Evening everyone, it's been another snowy day here...... all's quiet and white outside but toasty warm here in my workroom. 
I'm really excited to be sharing the April kit of the month with you here on the blog and my You tube channel. 
I've used papers from the Sun Kissed collection by Graphic 45 and designed a fun sea themed window book full of colourful layers, frames, fold out areas and mats for loads of of holiday photo's to pop out of the pages. 
Here's a few more pics of the album:
Sun Kissed Window Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 
Sun Kissed Window Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45
and the video fo the full project.  

The kit contains all you need to make the album, just add double sided tape if you prefer to use that to assemble your projects, standard crafting tools and your good to go.  For more  info on the kit, whats included and how to order just click here
We also have Sun Kissed and Little Women paper crafting bundles on offer over on the website. Each bundle includes one 12 x 12 paper Crafting pack, one 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids pad, one 8 x 8 paper pad and one pack of ephemera/journaling cards. 

 For more info click on the link below: 

well my crafty friends, I see times creeping on so I best love you and leave you. Ta ta 'till Sunday and the launch of our March Giveaway.  Keep warm and enjoy your weekend :-) C x


February Giveaway Winner

Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Workshop Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Hi everyone, what a day. I was up early this morning with a whole load of things to do, only to find the heating had given up the ghost over night.  It felt like the Beast from the East thats hit the country this week has some how got into my house lol!!!!  All my plans went out the window for a few hours while Oli's friend and his dad called by to get my little boiler up and running again.  Thanks so much Alex & Mark.  
With so many roads across the country blocked or closed I was really lucky to have made it to Scotland and back before the weather took a nose dive lol!!! 
Fiona and Mandie thank you so much for organising last Sundays workshop in Cumberslang,  Glasgow, Scotland, Emily for all your help setting up and packing away and to all the lovely ladies who came along for a fab day of crafty heaven, and for  all the goodies you bought along too. Yum Yum........ Here's a few pics from our day together. 
 I look forward to seeing you all again later in the year once we've arranged a date for the next class. 
So onto our February Giveaway Winner.  Thank you if you left a comment on the giveaway post.  I've been filtering them out, reading them as I go and deleting all the awful spam mail that's still coming into the back end of the blog.  Random.org has chosen comment No 39 as our winner.  

That comment was left by Angela.  
Congrats to you.  I've replied to your comment to let you know you're our winner.  Please mail me with your address so I can get your goodies on their way to you. 

Tomorrow I'll be sharing the new Kit fo the Month with you so do call back then to take a peek.  Our March Giveaway will go live on Sunday here on the blog too. Keep warm 'till then, enjoy the rest of the day and thanks for calling by:-) 


Creating Sun Kissed memories .........

Sun Kissed 8 1/4" Frame Clare Charvill Graphic 45

Hi everyone, I'm back from a short break, the house is all decorated, the grand garden tidy up is underway and WHOP WHOP the new paper collections from Graphic 45 have arrived, so I thought I'd create a dimensional frame for this beachy photo of the boys that's been on my desk for a while. 
If you fancy making one yourself here's how it comes together. (full supply below). I use offcuts of chipboard to create piles of tiles (1/4" x 1/4") and strips to create the different layers in the frame. 
Assemble the frame following the instructions on the reverse of the packaging. Pain the base and frame using your choice of paint.  (I used PaperArtsy Southern Skies chalk acrylic). Put to one side to dry. 
Take one sheet of 8 x 8 Turtle Time, cut out the centre section leaving a 1" border at the top and bottom of the paper and a 2" wide border at the sides.  Mount your chosen picture on three layers of chipboard offcuts. 
Stick the paper to the inner base of the frame. Centre and stick the photo in place over the centre cut out area. Add four layers of roughly cut chipboard strips to the edges of the blue paper.

Take one sheet of 8 x 8 Sun Kissed paper, cut out the centre leaving a 1" frame. Using the centre section cut four 1" strips.  Score each one lengthways at 1/2". Score two of them at 1/4" from one long edge and make a cut up to the first (1/4" score line) at either end of these two pieces. (Don't angle the corners as I did.!!)  To make the frame to cover the chipboard pieces stick the 1/2" score line on the sniped strips in place along the top and bottom inner edges of the frame and the other two pieces in place on the sides of the frame. 
Put a little glue on the top of the chipboard pieces in your frame and press the orange frame in place.
 Take the ephemera card shown above and cut off the bottom section. Mount on three sets of two layers of 1/4" chipboard pieces and stick in place at the bottom of the frame. (See above).

For the floral decoration take one sheet of 12 x 12 Floating Floral and cut out  the two floral sprays from the bottom left & right of the paper.  Ink the paper edges and mount each spray on piles of three layers of chipboard.   

Take the 6 x 4 paper piece cut out at the start of the project. Cut out the four turtles, shape them using a ball tool or scissor handles. Stick the flower sprays and turtles in place on the orange paper. 
Mount the 'Life's a Beach' sticker on three layers of chipboard and stick in place centre top of the orange paper.

Cut a few more flowers from the Floating Floral paper and stick them to the lower edge of the frame.  Cut a piece of acetate 8 1/8" square and stick it to the underside fo the frame and then stick the frame to the base with glue. 

Sun Kissed 8 1/4" Frame Clare Charvill Graphic 45
 To decorate the sides of the box cut four pieces 8 1/8" x 1 1/8" from 12 x 12 Sand Dollar paper. Ink the paper edges and stick in place on the sides of your frame to hide all the joints.  Add a hook to the back if you want to hang your finished frame on the wall.  Here's a few more pics of my finished frame.
Sun Kissed 8 1/4" Frame Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Sun Kissed 8 1/4" Frame Clare Charvill Graphic 45 Sun Kissed 8 1/4" Frame Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Sun Kissed 8 1/4" Frame Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Sun Kissed 8 1/4" Frame Clare Charvill Graphic 45
Supply List 
(Frames and papers are available from our website
One 8 1/4" Frame Kit 
Papers from the 8 x 8 Sun Kissed Paper Pad 
Papers and Stickers from the 12 x 12 Sun Kissed Paper Crafting Pack 
one sheet A4 2mm chipboard 
Blue Paint 
Paint Brush 
Paper Trimmer 
Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pen 
Gorilla Glue & Tacky Glue
One A4 sheet Acetate  

Have fun if you make one yourself.  
Oli's booked me to pick up all his cardboard rubbish and take it to the tip for him today!!!! so I best get a wiggle on here. I promised myself I"d get this post published before getting up!!!! ...... and after the tip trip it's back to prep the kits for my workshop in Glasgow on Sunday. Ladies I'm really looking forward to seeing you all.
Thanks for calling by, enjoy your day and look forward to catching up again shortly. :-) 


February Giveaway 2018

the Little Flat Box Kit
The Little Flat Box Kit

Evening everyone, hope you've had a lovely weekend. It's flown past again and the new week is almost upon us.  
Our giveaway this month is one of our Little Flat Box kits.  A great little kit that can be made into so many different things, and altered in a whole load of different ways.  It could be a pencil box, notelet box, nick nack box, jewellery box...... or, or, or .........  the possibilities are only limited by our imagination. 
I think I shared my sample with you before Christmas, altered into a Sewing box for Sophie. Oli's girlfriend but here are a couple more pics:  

The giveaway comes with a roll of our Black Construction Tape too.  If you'd like to be in with a chance to win, just leave your comment below before midnight GMT on 28th February.  Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 1st March.  Good luck if you're entering. 
Craft Fair 
Harry & I are taking our stand to the craft show at the Motorcycle Museum on Saturday 10th February, so do call by and see us if you're going along.    
Have a fun week, thanks for calling by and look forward to catching up again shortly :-) Cx 


March Kit of the Month & our Giveaway Winner

March Kit of the Month 2018 My Creative Spirit Graphic 45
March Kit of the Month 
Pinch Punch its the first of the month.  WHOP WHOP .........  we've two exciting things to share here today.  The first is our January Giveaway winner.  I'm so sorry for all the spam messages on the post. I know it put some people off leaving a comment.   It took me a while to delete them and change the setting to stop them appearing so fingers crossed there won't be any more. Many thanks if you left a comment. As always I had great fun reading through them.  Random.org has chosen our winner as Number 34 as our winner this month 

and that comment was left by Sally Ann Huson.  
Huge congrats Sally-Ann.  Please e mail your name/address to me at mycreativespirituk@gmail.com and I'll get your gift off in the post to you.  Our February Giveaway will launch on 4th this month so do call back to see what it is. 
 And now onto our March Kit of the Month.  Altered in papers from the Vintage Hollywood Collection this mini album is full of glitz and glamour with it's jewel coloured papers and Movie Star posters. Measuring in at 8 1/4" x 6 7/8" x 1 1/2" has a band closure, with buckle trim and flip flap pages for photos, journaling and all the things we like to tuck into nooks and crannies. Here's a peek at some of the pages
Vintage Hollywood Kit of the Month - March

Vintage Hollywood Kit of the Month - March

Vintage Hollywood Kit of the Month - March
and here's a walk through of the full project: 

For more info on whats in the March Kit and purchases please click on the link below: 
March Kit of the Month 
Have a fun day, whatever you're up to, thanks for calling by, congrats to our January winner and look forward to sharing the February Giveaway with you on 4th.  Ta ta 'till then :-) Cx