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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 9 June 2013

Father's Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's that time of year again when I start scratching my head!  The challenge of making 3 very different Father's Day cards.  Male cards are not my forte and I always struggle when it comes to embellishments to make the card look I tried.  Well I have indeed tried, it has taken me all day to do just 3 cards.  Have enjoyed it though here are the results.

This is for my father in law.  He used to be in the merchant navy many years ago, so kept to a vintage nautical theme.

The next two cards are for my hubby who is a keen fisherman.  I copied a picture of a common skate onto black card, cut out and decorated with Sakura pens.  The background was one I made a couple of weeks ago with my shimmer mists I stamped with Lavinia textured edge (one of my favourite stamps)  to create sea weed and drew some bubbles by hand.

The final card was stamped with a hobby craft map stamp on to some inky background and then added some mica powder to enhance around the edges.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my efforts.  Thank goodness that's done for another year! 

Would love to hear your comments.

Big hugs x x x x x x