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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 a teaching assistant, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Father's Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's that time of year again when I start scratching my head!  The challenge of making 3 very different Father's Day cards.  Male cards are not my forte and I always struggle when it comes to embellishments to make the card look I tried.  Well I have indeed tried, it has taken me all day to do just 3 cards.  Have enjoyed it though here are the results.

This is for my father in law.  He used to be in the merchant navy many years ago, so kept to a vintage nautical theme.

The next two cards are for my hubby who is a keen fisherman.  I copied a picture of a common skate onto black card, cut out and decorated with Sakura pens.  The background was one I made a couple of weeks ago with my shimmer mists I stamped with Lavinia textured edge (one of my favourite stamps)  to create sea weed and drew some bubbles by hand.

The final card was stamped with a hobby craft map stamp on to some inky background and then added some mica powder to enhance around the edges.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my efforts.  Thank goodness that's done for another year! 

Would love to hear your comments.

Big hugs x x x x x x