25/05/2018

A great workshop at Crafty Corner Falmouth

morning, I'm sharing some pics from our fun workshop at Crafty Corner today. 
Crafty Corner, Falmouth Cornwall
Thank you Karen for inviting me, Happy Birthday and happy 1st Anniversary to you.  Ladies thank you for coming along and joining me for a fabulously fun day of crafting. 
We assembled and decorated my little flat box kit in papers from the Master Detective, Sun Kissed and Floral Shoppe collections by Graphic 45.  


Bunty and Janet went a step further and added the games board to their boxes too.  Counters are on their way to you both.  

If you'd like to make this little box or the mini gams kit you can find them both over on the website via the link below.  We also have single papers available from the Master Detective and Floral Shoppe collections too. 

use promo code HMFMAY18 to get 10% off your order 
(ends midnight 31st May 2018) 

I'll be back at Krafty Corner on 22nd September to hold a hand made journal class.  If you'd like to join me contact Karen direct on 01326 319333 or via her Facebook page 

Enjoy your day, thanks for calling by and ta ta 'till we catch up again :-) 

24/05/2018

10% off web orders over the Bank Holiday


The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall 2018

Morning everyone, 
I'm home after a holiday by the sea following our four days at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall. Thank you to everyone who called by the stand and shopped with us and to the event team for your support too. It was lovely to see you all. I couldn't have been there without the support of the boys so huge thanks Oliver for building the stand for me and Harry for joining me on the stand each day.  Harry did his first demo, making a journal from start to finish including fussy cutting out the characters for the cover of the book.  Way to go Harry - you're hired :-) 
Here's a few pics from our time at the fair:
Oli Charvill The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall 2018Oli Charvill The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall 2018
 Oli on stand building 
 Harry's Hand Made journal demo The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall, 2018 Harry's Hand Made journal demo The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall, 2018
 Harrys Hand Made journal demo 
A family gathering - Oli, Auntie Loxie, Me, Sophie and Harry
Harry with Kieth Rymer-Jones The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall 2018
Harry with Kieth Rymer-Jones

The shopping village 
A last look back at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall 2018
A last look back at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall 2018
With another bank holiday coming up we have a 10% off everything in stock on the website.  Use the following promo code at the checkout
HMFMAY2018

Well that's all from me for today guys.  Enjoy the rest of your week,  happy shopping if you're grabbing your self a bargain or two on the website, and look forward to catching up again shortly. 

09/05/2018

Come and see us at The Handmade Fair Ragley Hall

Helloooo there everyone, how's you're week going?  It's been sun sun sun here which made for a great Bank Holiday.  Thank you to everyone who called our stand at the Motor Cycle Museum Craft Fair on Saturday, it was lovely to see you all. Harry thanks for all your help - what a team :-) 
Harry Charvill with My Creative Spirit
He's coming back for more this weekend and joining me for three days, in a tent, in a field on our stand at The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall.  
The lounge looks like we've just moved in, with an ever growing mountain of boxes, crates, racking and shelving. Tomorrow it's all moving out, into the van as Oli and I head off to Ragley to set up stall. They are good to their mum don't you think.  !!!!!  
I'm really excited to be involved in the Fair and have everything crossed that the weather stays warm and sunny for us all until Sunday eve.
There's been a lot of new traffic calling by the blog over the last week or so, so if you're new here here's a bit of blurb about me......................
I stitched my way through the 70s, 
knitted my way through the 80s, 
sugar crafted and taught through the 90s, 
raised a family through the 00s, 
found papercraft in the 10s 
and in 2013 pulled all my skills together 
and set up my own papercraft business

These days I enjoy life surrounded by beautiful papers, chipboard and MDF,  and spend my time designing unique craft kits, projects and tutorials for you to decorate and create your own beautiful keepsakes, taking inspiration from the paper collections by Graphic 45.  
If you're coming along to the fair, do call by and see us in the shopping village, stand SV20, we'd love to see you. We'll have a selection of kits from my unique range, a selection of Graphic 45 collections, basic crafting tools and my Monthly kits too. 
Here's a peek of some of the samples: 
Clare and Annie Floral Shoppe Graphic 45
my little sister (left) and me (right) 
Floral Shoppe Samples The Handmade Fair 2018 Graphic 45
Vintage Pencil Case & Double Photo Frame Floral Shoppe Graphic 45
Vintage Pencil Case and Double Photo Frame
Kit of the Month Graphic 45 My Creative Spirit
Kit of the Month
left to right March April May and February (centre front)
and the fabulously gorgeous Master Detective collection..............
Master Detective Samples The Handmade Fair Ragley Hall 2018 Graphic 45
Master Detective Samples 
Well I best head off to get some beauty sleep, we've got a big day ahead of us tomorrow lol!!!!  Enjoy the rest of your week, hope to see you at the show if you're there and will share some pics from our time at Ragley with you shortly. 

03/05/2018

May Giveaway


Master Detective Frame Oli & Harry Graphic 45
Morning Everyone, 
if you follow me you'll know I'm a total G45 addict, and have been inspired to create with the unique vintage themed paper collections Diane (Owner G45) and her design team bring us, since I found them back in 2011.  

One of the things I always get excited about is the signature page, a picture on a page just waiting to be bought to life. 

You may remember my Compendium of Games kit, out last year and decorated in the Master Detective paper collection. (the inspiration for the lit was the tiny banner that read ' The Game is afoot' on the signature sheet. I made two of them, one for Oli and one for Harry.  Oli had his at Christmas, with a little note inside from mum, and on Christmas afternoon he sat down with his hand made chess board and challenged Harry to a game of chess ......... it lasted over an hour and a half.  H won!!! 
I took two very quick pictures, (not the best) and decided to create a framed photo from the same paper collection to capture the moment. Here's how it came together. 
I started with one of my 12 1/4" x 12 1/4" box frames, painted it black and put one sheet of 'Get a Clue' in the base.
Then I cut off the outer frame keeping the gent on the side, the characters, mounting them on mdf tiles, using a different number under each piece to build up the layers, and trimmed down the inner frame to edge the photo of the boys, which was mounted on two sheets of chipboard to keep it flat. 

Then the fun part, arranging and sticking all the elements into the frame around the photo to create a dimensional memory.  You can just see the chess board in the bottom left of the photo. 
 Ta da ...... a finished memory.  The outer sides of the frame are covered in strips of 'Web of Lies'
Oli & Harry Master Detective Graphic 45
Loved it........   and it only took three sheets of paper.  The boys loved it too ............

May Giveaway 
So our giveaway this month is one of my large 12 1/4" x 12 1/4" box frames and the three sheets of Master Detective paper. 

May Giveaway 2018 My Creative Spirit
To be in with a chance to win, just leave your comment here on the blog before midnight (BST) 31st May 2018.  Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 1st June. Good luck if you enter. 
Visit my website to see my full range of craft kits

01/05/2018

April Giveaway Winner & New Kit of the Month

Pinch Punch it's the first of the month, my how the year's flying by. 

Random.org has chosen comment no 10 as our winner of the April Giveaway.  
The comment was left by   
A very beautiful and elegant collection x        
Thank you if you entered and congrats to Jannet.  Please e mail your full name and address to me at www.mycreativespirituk@gmail.com so I can get your goodies posted off to you. 
Our next Giveaway will go live on 3rd May so do call back then and leave your comment on the post to enter. 
Kit of the Month
I'm really excited about our May Kit of the Month, altered in the stunning papers from the Floral Shoppe collection by Graphic 45.  this expanding album is perfect for filling with photo's, and with it's ribbon ties there's no chance of overfilling it. Each page had a framed area for a photo a lower pocket for snippets and a larger pocket with a journaling card for pictures and jotting. 
Click on the video below to see the full project. 
For more info on this months kit, and to pre-order your kit please follow the link below: 
We're off to the craft fair at the Motor Cycle Museum near the NEC on Saturday.  If you're going do call by our stand and say hi:-) H will be with me too.  

29/04/2018

what a great weekend we had......

Graphic 45 Crafters Retreat with Clare Charvill UK Ambassador Afternoon everyone, what a great time we all had together last weekend.  Ladies thank you so much for joining me, loved our weekend together and your projects looked stunning as they came together.  Huge thanks to Cathy & Helena for all your help over the weekend and to all the staff at the Holiday Inn who looked after us during our stay.  
Here's our project line up  .......
 
 and a Bureau and mini album in the two collections: 
Little Women Bureau and Mini Album Graphic 45  Sun Kissed Bureau and Mini Album 2 Graphic 45
Little Women Bureau and Mini Album 1 Graphic 45  Sun Kissed Bureau and Mini Album 1 Graphic 45
Sun Kissed Bureau and Mini Album Graphic 45
and here they all are coming together: 

Little Women Bureau and Mini Album 4 Graphic 45 Sun kissed Bureau and Mini Album 5 Graphic 45 Little Women Bureau and Mini Album 5 Graphic 45
We had two Birthday girls in the room - Elizabeth and Penni - hope you had lovely days ladies. 
Sue with her finished project WHOP WHOP ..........................  
and Elaines gorgeous envelopes, cards and pockets that she added into her album and case. 

oh! who's is that untidy demo table lol!!!!   
Our next Crafters Retreat is later this year in November, at the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth.  Here's the link to more info and bookings 
April Giveaway 
April Giveaway 2018 My Creative Spirit
With a little over 24 hours left to enter this months giveaway, click here if you'd like to leave a comment and be in with a chance to win some fab blog candy. Our winner will be announced here on the blog on 1st May, along with the launch of our new Kit of the Month. 
Have a fun rest of your day and look forward to catching up again on 1st May. :-)