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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, 26 September 2015

Clare DT - Balloon Girl

Good morning all, I'm hoping that everyone is well in blogland? I'm here today with my weekly Bee Crafty spot.

This week I am bringing to you another Banksy inspired stamp along with some distress inks.


For this card I have used:

Banksy Inspired balloon girl

Backdrop borders dandies

Backdrop stamp crackle paint

Wordage - shoot for the moon

Inkables template - harlequin

Distress inks

Liquid pearls


Firstly I masked off the moon and blended Salty ocean across the sky. Through the harlequin stencil, using the same colour, I added some diamonds. Using a circle mask I blended through some antique paper distress ink and stamped the crackle paint stamp with some brown ink.

With some vintage photo distress ink, I blended on the bumpy ground and stamped on the dandies backdrop borders along with the balloon girl and wordage sentiment in black ink.

Finally I added some liquid pearls to my dandies and sky.



It's a busy weekend for myself, I'm off to the craft show at Westpoint, Exeter this weekend which will mean not much crafting but the next best thing, crafty spending.


Have a fantastic weekend whatever you may be doing.

Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x


  1. Fabulous! love the colour combination.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hello Clare, Your card is gorgeous, love the stamps and the use of the liquid pearls. fabulous colours.

    Jade xx