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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.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Gold finger.........

Infact inky and gold fingers.  Well to be truthful I wasn't intending on blogging against soon but my fidgety finger and crafty hands have been busy.  I have been putting together the finishing touches to my daughters birthday card and decided to try out a new stamp that I haven't used yet.

I used some cs mist a while ago and just keep a stash ready for such occasions (a handy hint from my auntie) and just stamped on the trees using inkylicious birch trees stamp.

Then using my distress inks I created a rocky background.  I embossed the card itself and it then received and ink dusting and some gold mica smudged in (hence the gold fingers).

I added a bit of ribbon to the side of the card but apart from the gold I have added no bling!  I think I am going to enjoy using this stamp and have already got some more ideas brewing for using this in a different style.

Please leave a comment below I love hearing from you all.

Nighty night. 

Big hugs Clare x x x x x


  1. Love this tree stamp Clare and what a great saying too
    P x

  2. Love this Clare....I have that tree stamp, only used it once, but I like it done in black EP......Love the sentiment too, is it another stamp?? (Auntie Barbara ;-))

    1. The sentiment is also an inkylicious stamp but came as part of a set. X x x

  3. WOW, Clare this is gorgeous hun, your daughter is just going to love this card xxx

  4. Beautiful card Clare, I love the embossed trees on the sumptuous gold background, very atmospheric xx

  5. Fantastic card! I love the scene you've created & the sentiment! xx

  6. Absolutely fabulous, love the tree stamp and that sentiment!

  7. WOW Clare this is stunning! I do love the trees and the sentiment is fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  8. Fabulous card, love the tree stamp and the sentiment.

    Sylv xx