About Me

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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.

Monday 8 September 2014

Creative blog hop

Hello blog land, I'm back today with a creative blog hop. I was nominated by the lovely Zoe Russell, you can visit her fabulous blog by tapping the link on her name.
It is a continuous hop which happens every Monday and this week it's my turn. Here are some questions that I have been asked.
What am I working on?

Currently I have been raiding my hubby's garage for off cuts of wood. I have been experimenting with working on different types of materials and using acrylic paints to create my backgrounds.

How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I am not sure that my work differs as such. I love stamping I also love painting and more recently I have enjoyed both of these techniques together on canvases. I love to use bright bold colours.
Why do I create what I do?
I really enjoy changing how something looks. Starting off with a white piece of card, canvas or blank piece of wood and turning it into something eye catching gives me an enormous sense of pleasure.
How does my creative process work?

It usually depends on what I'm doing. Quite often I will sketch in my pad ideas for what I might want to make. It might be a colour that strikes and inspires me to use it. I love looking at different colours and seeing how they work together and not always choosing obvious colours that match. I love using stencils too so sometimes just spraying card and inking inspires me as to what stamps I might choose.

I would like to nominate Barbara Daines who is largely the reason why I first ventured into crafting. She also encouraged me to set up my own blog and share my crafty makes. Barbara has an amazing blog and is a on a number of design teams, there is always something beautiful to admire. http://glitterarti1.blogspot.co.uk is inspirational and you can visit it by clicking here.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I can't wait to see who might be blogging next.

Happy crafting,

Clare x x x x


  1. Fabulous post Clare, love your Jofy projects, I love Jofy, it's great reading how your crafting journey begins and evolves xx Zoe xx

  2. Oooooo, thank you for nominating my blog Clare....hope I can think of something interesting to talk about ;-) Love your two creations today....I too really like Jofy stamps, and have a couple of sets, but I never seem to get the chance to use them at the moment....that is all changing soon though! ;-) x

  3. Two super projects here Clare - keep it up!!

  4. Beautiful work :) love how you made that canvas work :)


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