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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 19 May 2013

A blog before bedtime.

No I couldn't suppress my creativity today if I tried! After whipping up cup cakes, lemon drizzle cake and cheese scones for the family, I slammed in the lamb roast, cleared away and returned to my craft table :-)

It was a quick effort really.  I wanted to try out some of my new cosmic shimmer mists ( as demonstrated by my aunt recently)  so I sprayed my mat and dipped and sprayed etc and ended up with some lovely backgrounds to make some cards. 

 Couldn't stop there, I die cut some card using an x cut die and inked a background using distress inks.  I used the Lavinia stamps to put on geese, willow leaves and textured edge in black ink.

  Yes the mica powders were allowed out again too! I embossed one of my pieces of sprayed card then applied versa mark and it had a touch more of mica too!

Hope you enjoy.

Love and hugs x x x x


  1. do I spot Lavinia Geese? that is really lovely, make me think of warm summer evenings ... some of which I hope we will have this year!well done xx

  2. o wow .its stunning ...well done...x

  3. This is beautiful Sweetie x

  4. Clare this is fab....love the colours you've used, and that's a lovely embossing folder, one of the few I don't have! xx Have you entered the Lavinia challenge?
    (Aunty Barb) xxx

    1. Haven't entered yet. Will try tonight. X x x

  5. This is stunning Clare, I love the beautiful geese and the lovely colours.

    Linda xxx

  6. Lovely image, beautiful colours - love the shimmer - great card!!

  7. Claire this is gorgeous and that image is fabulous, i love the colours.

    Joan x

  8. Wow this is absolutely fab xx

  9. very nice the colours are so grate and bold.
    AJ XX X

  10. Wow! One word! "Stunning" xx

  11. This is gorgeous, and love the setting of the sunset behind the geese.

    Claire x


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