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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 10 November 2013

Happy birthday Sophie x x x

As in my title it was my daughter Sophie's 10th birthday on bonfire night and thought that I should post her birthday card on.  It was a very simple make but using her favourite pinks and purples it went down a treat.

In true motherly form it was down to me to provide a card for William to send to his sister even though he is old enough to go and get his own I made him this card to send. 

I masked part of an imagination craft stencil and using sweet poppy paste and a smattering of glitter I mat and layered to make this cute butterfly card.

Been having a change of direction today.  When I recently went to a local craft show I visited the card-io stand and found them stamping onto clay tiles, this wanted to try!  Unfortunately they were not stocking them so tried to source some locally without any joy.  So I popped to the works and picked up some air dy clay to have a og at making my own.

This is the first one (my experiment) I'm quite pleased so I have just been and made a variety of shapes and sizes might even make up some fridge magnets ideal for teachers gifts at christmas.

That's me for tonight, I hope you have all had a brilliant weekend weather crafting or crafty shopping at the NEC I will get there one day!

I would love to hear your comments.

Happy crafting,

Love Clare x x x x 


  1. So, so sorry Clare, I forgot Sophie's birthday....no excuse, just lost track of the date.Honestly don't know if I'm coming or going at the moment, just so busy. Love both of the cards, and the tile thingy....all fab. Will's card for Soph is so delicate & pretty, bet she loved it. xxx give her a big hug from all of us xx

  2. No worries, she had a fab day. She did Very well so think I need to tap her up for a sub lol x x x x

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  4. 3 great projects Clare! Love them all!
    Dawn xx


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