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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.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Half term I'm so glad you're here!

Like it says on the box thank goodness half term is here.  Working with little people has highs and lows. Holidays are fab but when they share their germs it's the pits :-(. Had my fair share of it this week, spent the day in bed yesterday so all thoughts of crafting went completely out the window.  I am pleased to say that I am feeling slightly better today and actually managed to eat something tonight without inconvenience !  My holiday euphoria has returned and my craft stuff has landed all over the table ;-).

I made this card for a friend of mine who has had a tough time lately.  She has just moved into a new place and I thought it might cheer her up.


Last week I spritzed lots of different colours of cosmic shimmer and mopped them up, got into a terrible mess but it was lots of fun.  I put one of the pieces through with sheenas's daisy embossing folder and added some more shimmer.

I cut out using a sizzix die for the circular piece and stamped with Lavinia textured edge and added more shimmer.  I used marriane creatables rose, leaf and flourish in black card and die cut a tag.

I tied some ribbons to the tag and added some liquid pearls.  I can't remember the name of the butterfly dies but I thought these finished the card off nicely.

I hope you have all been having a lovely bank holiday weekend and look forward to seeing a bit more of everyone this week.  Yippeeeeeeee I'm on holiday !

Love and hugs, 
Clare x x x x 

17 comments:

  1. Oooo! Beautiful card Clare, the colours are fabulous, oh I do love all that messy inkyness, the effects are stunning and I do love pink. Xx

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  2. Beautiful card, wonderful colours and embellishments.

    Sylv xx

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  3. Love all the bling and shine. Your friend will LOVE it.

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  4. This is stunning x
    Enjoy your holiday Sweetie x

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  5. Lovely colours, really nice card
    P x

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  6. fabulous, love the colours and design

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  7. Wow Clare, this is fabulous...love the black and pink together. Must get that little Lavinia stamp for edging. I can picture your dining room with all the stash scattered around ;-)

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  8. Thanks barb, craft stuff still there now with anticipation of more crafting today :-)

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  9. oh this is stunning! really love the colours and the texture of it xxx

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  10. Love that colour combination - fabulous design, great card
    xx

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  11. Ooooo this is gorgeous and love the lush colours! The sentiment is beautiful. Love this very much!

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  12. Such a beautiful card, love the colors great sentiment xx

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  13. Hi Clare, such a pretty card I'm sure it will cheer up your friend! By the way, I'm a TA in a Primary school with a son, daughter and 2 spaniels too!! (not forgetting the hubby lol!) Enjoy the rest of the hols. xxx

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    1. That is spooky! So much in common. If you are anything like me you are probably looking forward to the final stretch for the holidays? Although we have been waiting all year for Mr O.F. Stead to arrive and have a feeling it will be this term as they are in the area.

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    2. Hope you enjoy the rest of your half term too. Happy crafting x x x

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  14. wonderful, great texture stunning colour hugs txx

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  15. Really striking card - and thanks for reminding me about a sentiment stamp that I should use more often! xx

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