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December 19, 2011

Featured Artist Clare Charvill & New G45 Blog Contest

Hello G45ers!

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to another great week here at Graphic 45. Today we've got an extra special treat in store for you. We've got winners to announce for last week's Graphic 45 & May Arts blog hop, plus there's a new blog contest for this week! Also, we're featuring the work of a very talented artist, Clare Charvill of the My Creative Spirit blog! We're sure you are going to fall in love with Claire's wonderful style! But before we get to the crafts we wanted to announce the winners for last week's blog hop! Our randomly chosen winners from our design team member blog comments and the Graphic 45 Facebook page are...

-Barbara Stardumsly: Chosen randomly from Nancy Wethington's blog comments on Friday!

-Abby Henderson: Chosen randomly from this week's Facebook comments!

Congratulations to our winners! Barbara and Abby please email us at info@g45papers.com with your shipping information and to claim your prizes! Big thanks to everyone who participated in last week's blog hop with Graphic 45 and May Arts! This week we've got a fun and easy new blog contest. Just leave a comment on the Graphic 45 Facebook page any time this week for your chance to win this spectacular prize pack! A Magic of Oz 12x12 paper pack, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts, Black Policy Envelope Staples and an E-Z Dots Mini by Scrapbook Adhesives! You can leave a Facebook comment between now and Friday when we announce our randomly chosen winner! We look forward to reading all of your comments this week!


Today we are thrilled to introduce you to an amazing artist, Clare Charvill of the UK. We came across Clare's wonderful Youtube channel and were instantly impressed by her gorgeous style and enthusiasm for her craft. There is always something inspiring to discover in her videos and on her blog. It's clear that Clare has a keen eye for creating heartwarming and stunning crafts and she loves to share her creativity with her crafting community. Mini albums seem to be Clare's favorite craft to create but her talents extend into all forms of crafting. Her elegant and classic style is instantly alluring, while her warmth and skill in her videos make Clare an unbeatable force in the crafting world. It is evident from all the wonderful comments left from her fans on her blog and Youtube page that Clare's art is beloved by countless crafters all over the world. Today will be a glorious mix of Clare's fabulous crafts and videos! We are thrilled to be featuring some of her amazing creations and some special Youtube videos as well! Below you can read more about Clare and behold her one-of-a-kind style! Ladies and Gentleman, we are so happy to introduce you to the lovely Clare Charvill!

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"I'm a working mum, managing an apprentice programme for a UK based car manufacturer  during the day.  I have two great teenage boys, a very supportive partner and live in the very centre of England not far from Stratford upon Avon. Since I was very small I've had an interest in all things crafty, something I think I inherited from my mum. In my 20's I took up cake decorating, inspired by a friend who made my 21st birthday cake and went on to teach basic and advanced sugar craft for 20 years at my local college.  I had great fun teaching others all the techniques they needed and how to make sugar flowers for  that special cake for a family occasion. Seeing people discover hidden talents they never new they had is really rewarding. My interest in scrap booking started about 7 years ago, when a new crafty shop opened in  town.  I had to go in lol, and came out with a few essential items, some papers and a couple of books and then set about creating two 12 x 12 albums for my boys adding journalling to the photos.  I really enjoyed capturing the memories and sharing them with the boys, and they loved their albums.  Last year I thought I'd make a mini album for my youngest son after a holiday in France.  It was very basic but I had great fun making it. I joined the crafting community on You Tube earlier this year and found the Graphic 45 paper collections. Inspired by the era they're based on, the colours and designs, I brushed up on my album making techniques and started making photo albums. The boys think I'm completely addicted... perhaps I am.  I did get carried away one friday night making my Magic of Oz album and was really surprised when I looked out of the window to see the sun coming up. I'm really enjoying discovering my creative spirit. Sharing creative ideas with other you tubers and once again helping others to discover their own hidden talents." -Clare Charvill 

Just in time for the holidays, here is an astonishing Christmas Emporium mini album and video. So many fun photos get taken during the holidays. Let Clare's wonderful mini help inspire ideas for your holiday photos! A gorgeous mini album like this one would be the perfect way to immortalize your cherished holiday memories!






This creation is a real craft treasure. It's an On the Boardwalk treasure chest that contains a marvelous mini album. This is a splendid example of upcycling! This vibrant and happy box with its matching mini album is so inspiring! Again, Clare has created a fun video for this heart-warming work of art.








Here is Clare's extraordinary Steampunk Debutante mini album. This mini has all the elements of a classic Steampunk creation: lots of gorgeous color, plenty of fun gears and embellishments as well as fascinating and curious images. This is another great example of Clare's exquisite talent for mini albums. She's also created a video for this marvelous piece for you to enjoy!






Feast your eyes on this lovely holiday craft, a Christmas Emporium Tag box that contains 5 unique tags! This is such a wonderful idea for a personalized gift for someone you love. There's another beautiful video all about this festive tag box! So much fun!





Here is another fabulous and festive Christmas Emporium creation by Clare. It's a Christmas Emporium 5x5 Altered Art Box and Card! This is such a wonderful idea for the holidays! Plus you can enjoy the great video that corresponds to this enchanting creation!




Clare is currently working on a stunning Tropical Travelogue mini album. Here is the front cover of this work in progress. You can see all of the delicate work and gorgeous use of our Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples. Look for this mini on Clare's blog in the near future! You can already tell it's going to be magnificent!


And finally, here's is a fantastic video by Clare that showcases her gorgeous Magic of Oz Photo Album. It's absolutely beautiful and she takes you on a page-by-page journey through this whimsical creation! Enjoy!


We hope you all enjoyed today's jam-packed blog! We want to thank the amazing Clare Charvill for all of her glorious work today. We hope you all had fun getting to know Clare! Be sure to check out her magical blog My Creative Spirit and Youtube page for more inspiration and craft wisdom! We look forward to reading all of your Facebook comments this week as part of this week's blog contest! We hope you all have a wonderful day. Please join us tomorrow for more craft inspiration and good cheer!

Happy Papercrafting!

Team Graphic 45


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Wow! These are amazing! I can't wait to check out Claire's blog & I'm definately subscribing to her Youtube. I'm so glad you found her & introduced her to us!

these are just magnificent! I love all the layering....and in boxes! Very, very cool!

Love it all and I will be checking out Claires's blog as soon as Christmas is over. Thank you!

Wow, Clare's work is just gorgeous. She is a true artist.

Thank you for the prize of the May Arts and Graphic 45 blog contest!!
I'm so so excited! I emailed you my info!
Happy Holidays!

What an amazing array of albums boxes and projects! it is always so inviting to open one of your blog posts- eye candy in multitude!

Beautiful work!! Full of ideas and inspiration!! Thank you and Merry Christmas to all the Graphic 45 team!! Love the videos too!!

I can see why you were excited about today's work. I had to go find her blog and channel. She is fantastic!

Claire's work is amazing, I really like her style. I look forward to seeing more of her work.

As soon as I found Claire's YouTube Channel I new I had found something special, Claire is always very helpful and willing to answer even the stupidest of questions I have asked her lol.

I'm speechless... her projects are just amazing! I love Mini's but these give a whole new meaning to the word Mini... anything but Mini!!!
Congrats to the lucky winners of the Blog Hop!!!
Crafty Holiday Hugs,

I love that treasure chest and the mini book inside! Awesome comes to mind when I see it!

Such beautiful projects today!!!

Amazing and absolutely gorgeous work!! Well done, Clare, you're an incredible papercrafter! (And thank you, G45, for sharing Clare with all of us!!)

OMG, gorgeous, stunning, ab fab. wow. what else is there to say

Love the clean lines. Pieces are featured and not over done. Wonderful balance.....Talent!

Truly a collection par excellence! Clare is one hugely talented lady who brings inspiration to many with her exquisite makes. She gives of her talent so generously and I count myself most fortunate to have discovered her pages and videos.

Marion in the UK

I am absolutely speechless Clare! You're work is so beautiful. You are such a talent and I am thrilled that you are one of the designers for Graphic 45!

I have been folowing Clare for sometime ... She inspires me....

I'm new to scrapbooking and found Clare's work on YouTube. Her work is inspiring and I'm now determined to one day become as talented as she is!

You are so creative..eb

Claire Charvil work is absolutely incredibly fantastically amazing, I love seeing her makes.

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