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Hi I'm Clare, and as you can probably tell by my blog name I love to craft. It is a hobby of mine which I fit in my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Ink, stamps and black finger tips!!!

Well I have been stamping again today and using my distress inks to create a background. My hands look like I have been down a coal mine and not a lot else has been achieved, that's what holidays are for eh? I must say I am impressed at myself for blogging once again this week, I didn't think I would manage it twice in a row let alone three times. I am not sure if I will be able to keep up the momentum as it's back to school next week :-(. Here are a couple of pictures of my project for today. I used papermill hammered card for the background card and Tim Holtz distress inks for the scenery.


The flowers were die cut made out of pearlised paper and card candy. I left the ribbon with the flowers hanging as it is quite nice when a card has a little bit of movement.

I am entering this card into the following challenge Flower Power-http://scrap-creations1.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/going-grey-with-scrap-creations-flower.html



I am entering this card into the following challenge Crafting For All Seasons - http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/challenge-49-floral-delight.html?m=1



29 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, love the scene you have created and loving those stamps too. Welcome to blogland.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Thanks for your warm welcome Linda, I certainly hope this gets easier what with linking and back linking etc. I'm afraid blog land has frazzled my brain a bit this week but it doesn't take much lol! Most days are blonde ones lol x x x

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  2. Welcome to the World of Blog!

    Lovely card!

    Elaine x

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  3. Welcome to blogland, fabulous card love the beautiful background and the wonderful stamps and embellishments.

    Sylv xx

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  4. It was well worth getting your hands dirty, your work is amazing x
    http://sylviaskards.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Your card is beautiful Clare, love all the shading and the stamping, fab. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogland, it will slowly take you over...... lol !!!! Hugs P xxx http://paulinescraftyhaven.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Hi Clare, I love your card, the colours are gorgeous! I am new to blogging too, still feeling my way! Look forward to seeing more of your posts.

    http://deliciousdesignsbyjillpryor.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Was sure I'd already commented on this card, so don't know where it is....anyway, I think it's fab. Great colours and stamping xxx

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    1. You did comment on Facebook . X x x

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  8. Great work Clare! Your card is fab!
    It would fit the FloralDelights challenge at Crafting For All Seasons just beautifully! Hope to see you there!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  9. Great card - that's a lovely background you've created - almost magical.
    Am now following - perhaps you would like to follow me?
    http://kraftsbykatemartin.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  10. Wow wow wow what a gorgeous card! The stamping and distressing is beautiful and finished off perfectly with the ribbon and embellishments. You haven't crafted properly unless you have something stained on your hands :-)

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

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  11. OMG this is absolutely stunning xx

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  12. Hi Clare, and a warm welcome to blog land, love your card, it's so dramatic and stunning xxx

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  13. Welcome to blogland. It was oh so worth you getting inky fingers!. The card is fabulous, love the background, stamps and gorgeous flowers

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  14. Welcome to blogland, what a stunning card, love the scene you have created and the colours are fantastic...well done hun.

    indie :) x

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    1. Thank you indie, starting blogging has really encouraged me with my crafting. X x

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  15. Gorgeous card, love the background.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

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  16. Stunning card, love the scene and beautiful stamps. Welcome to blogland xx

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  17. Thank you for your comments x. X x

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  18. Such such a beautiful card xxx

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  19. Stunning love the scenery and colours are beautiful.
    Hugs Rachael :) xx

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  20. Oh wow Clare this is just stunning. The composition and use of inks is so atmospheric. The stamps you have used are so pretty and the way you have embellished is perfect.
    I am now following,

    Claire x
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT)

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  21. This is beautiful Clare! Wish I could create a background like that with my distress inks. Gorgeous!! Welcome to the world of blogging too! x

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  22. Beautiful card, very ethereal scene captured wonderfully with the DIs :)

    Neil

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