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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.

Saturday 3 May 2014

Blooming Beautiful

This will be a short and sweet blog today as I am feeling a little under the weather.  I have got laryngitus (hurrah says my hubby) lol I have lost my voice and no,before anyone asks it has not been put away in one of my craft draws :-) My fingers have been well and truly inked up after this week which is just as well with beecrafty.net offering their distress inks at £3.99 bargain!

For this card I have used:

I made the background for this card using my gelli plate and adirondack inks, unfortunately I can't remember the colours as this week has been a bit of a blur.  I stamped a mask of flower girl Abi, cut out and put her on the gelli plate, i then inked up the plate with my inks.  I stamped the cow parsley and branches stamp directly onto the gelli plate and then lifted of the print.  To add a bit more depth I stamped on some more cow parsley.  I also used the cow parsley stamp to make a background for  the topper to sit on. Finally I stamped Abi and coloured her with my promarkers.

The flower is made from a Tim Holtz flower die and I added some leaves as a finishing touch.

Well I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog don't forget to follow if you have enjoyed.  Have a happy crafting bank holiday.

Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x x x


  1. A beautiful card, love the background you've created for the delightful image. Hope you feel better soon

  2. This is beautiful, love the background and that flower looks gorgeous. I hope your voice returns soon.
    Linda xxx

  3. Hi pet, no point in ringing you if you can't talk....:-( This is a fab card, love the stamps you've used xx Get well soon xx

  4. Super background you have created, lovely image and colours b- great card.

  5. This is lovely Clare. Such a sweet image and fabulous colour tones and detail. Hope you feel better soon.


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