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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.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Life begins at forty ( or so they say)

A very early good morning to you all.  I have certainly had a busy week, unfortunately not as much crafting as I had anticipated, but the weather has been so nice it would have criminal to stay inside.  

Although I haven't been crafting much I have been very industrious and found the bottom of the wash basket, that doesn't happen often I can tell you.

I had a little visit to my favourite craft shop today and had a little spend so naturally had to come home and try out some of my goodies.

Using a polka dot papermania folder, a sizzix scallop /floral die and some Tim Holtz inks my journey began.




I also die cut using spell binders scalloped circles.  I blended the inks using the inkylicious ink dusters.  The stamps that I used are inkylicious make a wish.  All the detail was stamped using the floating dandelion spores.  I used versa mark watermark stamp and clear embossing powder and added liquid pearls in and out to add a little more sparkle.



I versa marked the polka dots and edges of the scallops and brushed over gold mica powders.  The birthday greeting was printed onto vellum, die cut and then coloured in co-ordinating inks.


Well here's to getting in a bit more crafting before I go back to work next week.  I hope you enjoy my latest make.  I love your visits and hearing your comments.  I hope to visit some of your blogs tomorrow ( later today) yawn! My bed is calling me.

Night night. X x x x x 



Morning all just put a couple more finishing touches  couldn't resist. X x x 




























































13 comments:

  1. I think you should change it to say Life begins with Orange...because I love it!! Orange is my favorite color, gorgeous!! Cheers, Holley

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  2. This is lovely you have done a fabulous job on this hun

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  3. Gorgeous background and love the colours! LOVE this very much!

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. This is fantastic, I love all the elements, colours, layout etc x
    I also managed to find the bottom of my washing basket this week & found the pedal for one of my sewing machines lol x

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  5. Just love the colours of the background, and the topper is fab

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  6. What a fabulous card.....love the colours and all the different textures xx (Now that you've done YOUR ironing, come up and do mine.......) xx

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the texture and the gorgeous fire tones in your piece. The shimmer with those white diecuts look beautiful.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

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  8. Beautiful and I love the colours xx

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  9. Beautiful card Clare, the striking orange is stunning, so much to look at and such fab texture created, really love it xxx

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  10. stunning, love the colours txx

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  11. A very pretty card Clare, love the colours! xxx

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  12. Just gorgeous, what a fabulous color xx

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  13. Such a cheerful colour, with all the elements and textures, this is great. Hugs P xxx

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