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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.

Sunday 14 April 2013

Sparkling Sunset

Hello all! I have made a birthday card for a male colleague of mine. I don't know about everyone else but I always find it quite tricky to decide what to do for men so as he has just returned from Abu Dhabi I thought I would try and recreate a sunset scene.

I used Tim Holtz distress inks and the stamps are from Lavinia except for the sentiment which is a Tim Holtz. I embellished with labels and small wooden buttons and used liquid pearls around the outside.

I hope that I have managed to make it masculine enough. Would love to hear what you think.

Well it's back to work for me tomorrow :-( but as the saying goes all good things must come to an end. In one respect I think I am pleased to be going back, being off work with the children means there are more opportunities for them to spend my money! It also gives me ample opportunities to shop for craft stash :-) . The down side being I have less time to spend crafting. This week will be a killer, the first week always is so I can sit in the evenings and have a look at everyone's amazing creations.


  1. Fab card Clare....I think he'll love it! Love the blending xx Have a good week at work....BTW it's no harder to blog, than it is to read other peoples blogs, haha xx

    1. Yes but I'm sure that no one will want to hear about my day at work although there are usually plenty of funny stories x x x

  2. Gorgeous card Clare love the colours and the beautiful design.
    Linda xxx

  3. Great card for a man, very different, he'll love it. HUgs P xxx

  4. Lovely man's card - beautiful design and colours.

  5. this is just beautiful hun, love the stamps and the lovely colours xx

  6. What a great card and its wonderful you have taken inspiration from his travels. Love the stamps and the glitter accents. I am such he will love it.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  7. Gorgeous card & very thoughtful he will love it xx Jan

  8. Fabulous card Clare, love the colours, image and design too hun. Hugz from your newest follower, Lorraine xx

  9. wow this is gorgeous clare.

    greetings karin

  10. Lovely card very imaginative and a fab layout and details :)

  11. so nice to see something different! Great card! x


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