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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 6 March 2015

Another 40th blog

I've been longing to craft all week but unfortunately my back has been excruciating and instead of crafting I've been looking at everyone's fabulous work. On facebook I've seen some fabulous work using Brushos and Swirls. Brushos are now available at Bee Crafty.

Hermine Koster does some fabulous work with Brushos and the card featured in the link inspired me to have a go. So tonight dosed up with meds I braved it into the craft room.


I used a slightly different technique to Hermine. I used salt on the card to mask off and created the swirl pattern actually in the salt before adding the brushos.


I then used stencils to add some further interest to the background. I stamped my main image and then some inkylicious rain drops and water drops and finally added some glossy accents.



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Happy crafting,


Clare x x x x


  1. Hi Clare this is a fantastic card. I do hope your back get better soon. Hugs Jackie

  2. A fabulous card,it's really effective. Hope you will be pain free soon xx

  3. Fantastic effect here, Clare, hope you are feeling less pain today, sending healing hugs, xxxx

  4. This is fantastic, love the background and design. Take care and hope you are in less pain today too.
    Linda xxx

  5. A wonderful male card.....image & colours are fab. Hope your back is soon better...it's been 3 weeks now. xx

    1. I relented and went to the doctors this week for painkillers. Also been for physio x x


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