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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

Rainy day crafting.

Good afternoon to you all on this wet, drizzly Sunday. Can't think of anything better to do then haul out the craft goodies.

I have received my gelli plate and had a little go yesterday.  I need to experiment more with some different colours I think, although I was pleased with the outcome.  I need to invest in some more paint colours though. Spending shall commence on pay day :-). 

Although I have mentioned my gelli plate I am not blogging about that today.  I am trying to dig out stamps and stash etc that I either have not yet used or not used for a long time.

I used papermill linen card stock and inked all the back grounds with Tim Holtz distress inks. 

 I stamped using a fairy from Katy sue designs, sentiment from papermania.  The edging is the texture stamp from Lavinia.

  I versa marked the edges of the sentiment and outer heart and rubbed on some gold mica powder.  

The textured background is from a papermania embossing folder that I bought for a pound at a craft show (love a bargain).  As well as inking the embossed card I splattered some water and blotted with kitchen roll and again rubbed in some mica powder.  I haven't used mica powders for ages and have a feeling they will out a bit more often.

I added ribbon from my stash and made my flowers from the x-cut flower die set, which I inked and rubbed in mica powder. Topped off with some of my favourite liquid pearls.  Yes I am indeed very shimmery this weekend.

Hope everyone has had a craftastic weekend.

Love and hugs. X x x x


  1. Pretty card Clare, love the colours x

  2. Adore the colours and images you have used - beautiful x

  3. Clare, this is fabulous, love it....pity the fairy wasn't from Lavinia, then you could've entered the challenge xx

    1. I know, pay day next week end. Can't even look until then lol x x x

  4. This is fabulous Clare, love the colours and the beautiful stamps and sentiment.

    Linda xxx

  5. Lovely card - great texture, images and colours.

  6. Beautifull card... love the colours you used

  7. Beautiful colours, love the enbossing and the gorgeous stamped heart. Great card.

    Sylv xx

  8. So pretty! Love all the textures and shimmer, beautiful! xx

  9. What a special card xx Jan

  10. Hi Clare, Great card and love the bright colour.



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