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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.

Friday 9 May 2014

Girly whirly!

Happy weekend to you all! I am infact euphoric as I have turned a corner with the lurgie and am now starting to feel semi human, even though my voice still keeps disappearing at times.  I have managed to slot in a bit of crafting this week during the evenings and thought I might use my new linking skills and enter into a challenge.

I have used Lavinia stamps zen butterfly to make my girly card.  I stamped in versa mark and used some glittery white embossing powders.

For my background I sponged and brushed on a mixture of distress inks.

I am entering this card into the following challenge  Lavinia stamps challenge #5 birthday girl

I then added liquid pearls for some fine details.

I have also just completed the second entry into my journal.  I really am enjoying the freedom of letting loose and trying out lots of different weird and wonderful ideas.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my blog.  I shall be back at some point again this weekend I am planning to make up for not crafting over the bank holiday so will probably be spending  Sunday evening trying to scrub the ink off my fingers.

Have a craftastic weekend,

Loads of hugs,

Clare x x x


  1. It's beautiful Clare am loving the colours
    P xx

  2. Stunning projects Clare, loving your use of colours and techniques to create something yummy, hope you soon feel tip top, have a great weekend xx Zoe xx

  3. These are stunning Clare, I am happy to hear you are feeling much better. Beautiful colours and love that butterfly.
    Linda xxx

  4. This is fab Clare....love the colours, and of course that Zen butterfly is one of my faves. Glad you're starting to feel a bit better.....lots of love, Auntie Barb xx

  5. Glad that you are feeling a little better. Love that card!! Great background, image and embossing - super girly card. Your journal is coming along nicely - love the colours you have used.

  6. Wow a stunning card love the butterfly and the background is lush xxxx

  7. Hi hun stunning make hugs Judith xxx

  8. Hi Clare, Glad your feeling better, loving both projects, I have just started doing Art Journal pages and they are just fantastic. Love the colours you have used.

    Hugs Erin x

  9. Just love your projects Clare. Your card is so beautiful with those colours. fabulous journal page too. I am your newest follower
    x catherine

  10. This is both fabulous!

  11. A beautiful Lavinia card, so delicate and very feminine, thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps, good luck! xxx I love your journal page too, those Dylusions leaves are fantastic aren't they?! xxxx

    1. The leaves are fab Wendy. I didn't know which stamps to choose so opted for those I do NEED some more of dyans

  12. Love both of the designs, the colours are yummy! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  13. Hi, I'm back with my LS hat on......glad you entered this card into the challenge, it's so pretty......good luck. (journal page is lovely too)
    Barbara xx


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