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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.

Monday 7 July 2014

An unexpected blog!

A bit unusual for me to blog so soon but I'm back again.  I had a crafty afternoon despite feeling a little groggy after a fun filled Saturday night ;-).  My son asked me to make a card for one of his friends and of course I rose to the challenge.

In this card I have used the lovely fairy stamp and various other foliage stamps all available from Lavinia stamps.

The background is made by using distress inks.  I added pearly dots to give a magical feel, a sprinkling of glitter and painted the flings with mica powder.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:  http://laviniastamps.com/blog/lavinia-stamps-challenge-7-summer-colours/

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, happy crafting!

Clare x x x x 


  1. Wow! Clare this is stunning, loving all the little pearly dots, thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps Challenge, good luck, Zoe DT xx

  2. Lovely. The p ink to yellow is so pretty. I love the wind on that fairy.

  3. This is gorgeous and your son is so lucky to have such beautiful creations on tap.

  4. Gorgeous Clare, love the colours and layout.
    Linda xxx

  5. Absolutely fabulous.....love the colours and design. Mmmmmmm a card for Will's friend.......a girlfriend?? So pleased you are entering the Lavinia Stamps challenges now....good luck.
    Auntie B xx

    1. Lol, he won't admit to her being his girlfriend. Will always insists that she is just a friend but it's the first time EVER that he has asked me to make him a card. Probably won't say as he'll get too much stick from Gary x x x x

    2. Oh yes, I can imagine......good luck to him xx

  6. so beautiful - love the colours xx

  7. Wow she is gorgeous. Great card z

  8. Stunning card love the background you created xx Jan

  9. nice to see a fairy with some height :) love the way her head pops our beyond the boarder and the colours are scrummy. Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)


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