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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, 3 May 2014

Blooming Beautiful

This will be a short and sweet blog today as I am feeling a little under the weather.  I have got laryngitus (hurrah says my hubby) lol I have lost my voice and no,before anyone asks it has not been put away in one of my craft draws :-) My fingers have been well and truly inked up after this week which is just as well with beecrafty.net offering their distress inks at £3.99 bargain!

For this card I have used:

I made the background for this card using my gelli plate and adirondack inks, unfortunately I can't remember the colours as this week has been a bit of a blur.  I stamped a mask of flower girl Abi, cut out and put her on the gelli plate, i then inked up the plate with my inks.  I stamped the cow parsley and branches stamp directly onto the gelli plate and then lifted of the print.  To add a bit more depth I stamped on some more cow parsley.  I also used the cow parsley stamp to make a background for  the topper to sit on. Finally I stamped Abi and coloured her with my promarkers.

The flower is made from a Tim Holtz flower die and I added some leaves as a finishing touch.

Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog don't forget to follow if you have enjoyed.  Have a happy crafting bank holiday.

Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x x x


  1. A beautiful card, love the background you've created for the delightful image. Hope you feel better soon

  2. This is beautiful, love the background and that flower looks gorgeous. I hope your voice returns soon.
    Linda xxx

  3. Hi pet, no point in ringing you if you can't talk....:-( This is a fab card, love the stamps you've used xx Get well soon xx

  4. Super background you have created, lovely image and colours b- great card.

  5. This is lovely Clare. Such a sweet image and fabulous colour tones and detail. Hope you feel better soon.