Join the Graphic 45 Birthday & Crafting Extravaganza!
Happy Friday and welcome to our happy blog! We've got a lot of fun planned for you today! We're celebrating two Graphic 45 birthdays today! Clare Charvill and Jane Tregenza of our design team are both celebrating birthdays! What fun! We thought we'd wish them a very happy birthday by sharing some of their gorgeous crafts with all of you! Clare has created an exquisite tag using A Ladies' Diary, while Jane has made a magnificent card with Nutcracker Sweet! Both of these creations are simply delightful! We also are going to share some highlights from the Graphic 45 Ning gallery! That's right, you'll get to see some fabulous crafts that have been posted by G45ers just like you! Plus we've got a winner to announce for this week's blog prize! Could this day get any better?! Lets begin with this week's randomly chosen blog prize winner! This week's winner was chosen from comments left on our blog. And the winner is...
-Kathy Waxler: "Wow! Can't wait to see Place in Time in person. I'm going to need about 6 of those 8 x 8 pads. Ha!"
Congratulations, Kathy! Please email us with your shipping information at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! This is the great Tropical Travelogue prize that Kathy won! Many thanks to everyone who left us comments this week. There will be a brand new blog contest on Monday so stay tuned for your chance to win some wonderful Graphic 45 goodies!
Today's first craft was created by the birthday girl, Clare Charvill. It's an amazing tag featuring A Ladies' Diary and Graphic 45 Metal Clothespins! Clare's work is always filled with elegance and style. We always look forward to seeing her next incredible work of art. It is such a joy to have her on our design team! We want to wish Clare the very happiest of birthdays! May this year be blessed with lots of beautiful papers and an endless supply of inspiration! Happy Birthday, Clare! Here is what she had to say about this splendid creation.
"I decided to try my hand at card making. I was asked to teach some Graphic 45 Christmas Cards at my store. I have been wanting to use the new Nutcracker Sweet collection for a while now, so this was the perfect excuse. I had 20 ladies join me for my first class and I am still teaching them. I decided to make three cards for my class, a simple one (tag), a second one with a tag, the tag as a pocket for money for a gift voucher and the last card is my fancy one. The tag is quite easy to make and would be perfect for some simple cards. The Gift Voucher card is also quite easy and is perfect for those who still want to hand make a gift to place money or a voucher in. The easel card is a little bit harder with some fussy cutting required. It is not hard to make just a bit fiddly. The ladies in my class quite enjoyed making them and I have been teaching them ever since." -Jane Tregenza
Graphic 45 papers
Nutcracker Sweet Collection
Christmas Emporium – A Christmas Carol
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard – Merry Christmas
3L Classic Photo Corners – Black
3L Foam Squares
Colourbox Dark Brown fluid ink chalk
Now we're going to keep the party going with some highlights from the Graphic 45 Ning gallery! We like to take the opportunity to honor the incredible crafters who share their Graphic 45 creations with us! We adore seeing what's being made with our products! We deeply admire the talent and imagination that goes in to each and every one of the crafts we see on our Ning gallery. We encourage all of you G45ers to share your Graphic 45 creations on our Ning site. It is a wonderful way to connect with your crafting community, get ideas for amazing projects and let your unique talent be seen!
Graphic 45 Ning:
Here we have a gorgeous Bird Song altered tissue box by Steph D. This unique creation was made using the Cherry Blossom paper from Bird Song and some very pretty embellishments. This is such a great way to add some true beauty to your home or office! We love it!
Here is an astonishing Nutcracker Sweet 3-D house by Lyn Bernatovich. Wow, this creation is out of this world! This is a great example of how some patient fussy cutting and a lot of imagination can yield stunning results! This is a fantastic idea for holiday home decor! This super impressive piece has amazing dimension and lots of joy. It's a true work of holiday art!
And last but certainly not least is this incredible Ladies' Diary 12x12 canvas by Nikki Brown. All the elegance of A Ladies' Diary is captured in this magnificent creation. Nikki combined unique inking and paper distressing techniques along with magnificent embellishments to create this gorgeous card. We couldn't help but fall in love with this charming work of art. Nikki definitely captured the essence of this lavish collection. It's just amazing!
Don't forget, G45ers, our 15,000 Facebook Fans Celebration continues until Saturday, October 27th at Midnight EST. We are giving away 3 fantastic Graphic 45 prize packs a day on Facebook! It's our way of thanking all of you G45ers for bringing us to a new milestone of 15,000 fans! Wow! So stay tuned to our Facebook page to find out how you could win some amazing Graphic 45 prizes!
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Thank you all so much for joining us today! Huge happy birthday wishes to the incredible Clare Charvill and Jane Tregenza! We want to thank them for their gorgeous work today along with today's featured artists from our Ning gallery! We will have more incredible crafts to share with you all next week on the Graphic 45 blog! Stay tuned for more fabulous inspiration and Graphic 45 prize opportunities! We wish you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.
Your Friends at Graphic 45