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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.

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Back to the land of blog

Well here I am back in the land of blog.  Thought I would just share with you some simple cards that I have made (you know the ones when you think oh heck it's so and so's birthday and need to rustle one up pronto). Well have done a job lot to save those emergency moments.  All the cards shown here are made using card-io stamps with a variety of mediums.  I am sure there are a few other ways to go with these stamps but here are a few.

I inked a background onto this card and also used a clarity stencil before stamping on the flowers and used glossy accents to lift up some of the flowers.

This is one of my new favourites.  I stamped these using versa magic chalk inks onto black card, again I used some glossy accents and sprinkled some translucent glitter to add a bit of bling.

Another very simple card.

More versamagic I have only just got these but already feel the need to acquire more colours :-)

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards? I am hoping that I can get on a bit more regularly I have lots of new craft stash to try out. Watch this space.

Big hugs to my blog friends.

Clare x x xxxxx


  1. Clare, these cards are gorgeous! I love that stamp and the textures and colours and backgrounds... and all of it! x

  2. Gorgeous cards Clare, all beautifully designed xxx

  3. Thanks Heather. Been out of the blogging saddle for too long. Need to get going again. X

  4. What a great selection of cards - fabulous!

  5. All fabulous, clare....love the baby card. Glad you're back to blogging, we've missed you xxx

    1. Thank you Barbara, a little bit of my own illustration with the baby bundle, lol

  6. Lovely creations. I just love the one done in black with the white ink. Totally gorgeous! Cheers, Holley

  7. Welcome back Clare, I've missed you, fabulous selection of cards, I love them all xx

  8. Welcome back to blogland Clare. These are all gorgeous, loving the stamps.

    Linda xxx

  9. Welcome Back Clarey! Your cards are all jst beautiful hun! Look forward to seeing more!
    Dawn xx


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