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Hi I'm Clare, I live in the South West of England in the seaside town of Torquay. I adore playing with inks, paints and generally getting messy. It is the calm place which fits in between my hectic life whilst working as an outreach support worker, looking after my son, daughter, foster son and hubby. Not forgetting our gorgeous springer spaniel, Suzi.

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 


  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

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

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

    Linda xxx

  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

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

  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

  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

  8. Beautiful and I love the colours xx

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

  10. stunning, love the colours txx

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

  12. Just gorgeous, what a fabulous color xx

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


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