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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 a teaching assistant, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Clare DT - Leafy Butterflies

Hi there it's time for a Bee Crafty moment and this week I chosen to show you a crafty make with a feminine touch just for Mother's Day.


For this card I used:

BEAUTanicals - Maple outline

Wordage - Family masterpiece

Inkables template - basket weave

Inkables template - Alternative circles

Distress inks

Liquid pearls

Black & white pen from stash



To make this card I blended my chosen distress inks over a masked piece of card to leave a white area at the bottom.


On some spare card I blended the same inks and then stamped the maple outline stamp over the top. I fussy cut these and put to one side.


Through the basket weave template I inked some black soot and through the circles I blended some spiced marmalade.


I used the small maple outline stamp to make my baby butterflies and added some doodles through the middle for the body.


After that I stamped on the sentiment in black ink. I then applied my butterfly wings and once again added some doodling for the large butterfly's body.


To finish off I added some more doodles to the stencil and some liquid pearls.


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Happy crafting,


Clare x x x



  1. Gorgeous background and design. Happy Mother's Day
    Linda xxx

  2. I love this card so colourful ,,xx

  3. Utterly gorgeous, Clare, so colourful and shiny, hugs xxx

  4. Wow this is amazing. Love it! X

  5. A lovely colourful and glossy creation. Love the sentiment too

  6. Hello Clare, A stunning card, love the colours and the doodling.

    Chrissy xx

  7. Hi Clare this is a gorgeous card I love everything about it. Hugs Jackie xxx