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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.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Posting pastels

Howdy folks I've just finished making a card for my friends 60th birthday.  I haven't gone the traditional route and put her age on the front but I've used an inspirational quote as she is quite an inspirational lady.

My holidays are drawing to a close and that will slow up my crafty shenanigans a little but need to save some energy in order to achieve my next project.  I have the mammoth task of sorting out the cellar but there is a little bit of carrot dangling going on as DH has said that if I do we can convert it into my very own craft room.  Happy Clare :-).

For this card I have used: Papermill white linen card
                                        Papermill black card
                                        Tim Holtz distress inks
                                        Adirondack snow peak
                                        Versa magic 
                                        Imagination Crafts stencils harlequin and butterfly delight
                                        Inkylicious peacock feather and live life
                                        Lavinia stamps stars

I used the distress inks to make my pastel background, using the masks is sponged over with ranger snow caps pigment ink.   The images were stamped using pale versa magic colours and I used seedless preserves to stamp the sentiment and darken the edges of the card.

I layered my finished card onto black card and embellished with gems.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog, thank you for taking the time to look.  I really love seeing all of your comments.

Crafty Easter hugs,

Clare x x x x 


  1. Beautiful Clare, love the background you have created.
    Linda xxx

  2. A fab card. And how thoughtful of you to put on such a sentiment x

  3. Wow, this is fabulous, Clare. Love the colours and the stamps you've used....(I have all of them, haha) xx

  4. Fabulous background and colours, great stamped sentiment.

    Sylv xx


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