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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 27 June 2015

Clare DT - Winged Things

Good morning bloggers I'm back with my weekly Bee Crafty spot and this week I have brought with me something new from the Bee Crafty collection. Winged Things are a flock of feathery friends, some of which come with an extra branch stamp for you to perch them neatly on to your cards.



For this card I used:

Doodle birds crowned

Inkables template Brick wall


Dreams come true (the ' Wake Up' part)

Mica powder

Treasured gold

Texture paste (aka polyfiller)



To make this card I started off by putting my texture paste through the brick wall stencil and set aside to dry. Once dry I carefully painted the brick wall with watered down selection of brushos, I placed the stencil back on so that it left the gaps between the bricks clean.

I stamped and heat embossed the bird and painted with mica powders from my stash. I stamped 'wake up' from the Dreams come true stamp, very apt when you consider these summer mornings and the birds start there morning song at first light. The flowers were stamped from the branch which is included in this set. They were also heat embossed, painted with mica powders and finally cut out and put on to the wall.


Last off all I carefully rubbed some Treasured Gold onto the brick wall.


Thank you for stopping by today. I love to hear your comments. Have a lovely sunny weekend wherever you may be.


Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x


Saturday 20 June 2015

Clare DT - Beautanicals Teasels and Brusho

Happy weekend Bloggers. I'm back once again with my Bee Crafty spot. You really should head over to the online shop. There are some fabulous new images that have been released over the last couple of weeks, some of which fell into my basket and I hope to show you all very soon.


This week I have used one of my favourite stamps, the Beautanicals Teasels along with Brushos.

For this project I used:

Beautanicals Teasels

Joy is a flower - small

Brushos - purple

Embossing powder - White



This was a very simple card to make. I sprinkled the brushos and spritzed with water and let it dry. After that I stamped the teasels in watermark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I finally stamped the sentiment in black ink and mounted onto card.



Have a lovely wekend folks, I've got a couple of paintings to start and of course I shall be playing with my new Bee Crafty stash. I love to hear your comments. I really appreciate the lovely comments that you leave. If you would like to follow you can use one of the links at the top of the page.


Happy crafting,


Clare x x x

Saturday 13 June 2015

Clare DT-Joy is a flower

Hurrah it is the the weekend which can only mean one thing, it's my turn to log for Bee Crafty! There has been some lovely new stamps released over the past couple of weeks i will certainly be visiting to have a look later. Click here and it will transport you to an abundance of beautiful stamps, distress inks and the much sought after Dylusion paints.

Here is my crafty make for this week. I have been using quite a few bold prints and patterns lately so i decided to opt for something a little more delicate this week.


For this card I used:

Wordage - joy is a flower

Beautanicals - Teasels

Beautanicals - ferns

Inkables templates - Alternative circles

Distress inks

Liquid pearls


To make this card I light blended spun sugar onto a piece of card that had a section masked off. With the inkables template I added some worn lipstick through. With the mask still in place I stamped around with the fern and then stamped the teasels using a smokey grey ink.

I removed the mask and in the clean area I stamped the teasels once again along with the sentiment. I added some liquid pearls to frame the clean and simple area of the card.



Thank you coming to visit me today. Feel free to leave a comment below. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. If the weather promises to do what it says it looks as though it might be the perfect conditions for crafting.


Happy crafting,


Clare x x x x


Saturday 6 June 2015

Clare DT- Swing & Branch

It's the weekend, yay! What a long week it has been! The first week back to school after a holiday always seems the longest so I am thrilled that my two days off have finally arrived. I am here today with my Bee Crafty hat on to share with you one of my latest makes.



For this card :

Inspired by Banksy - Swing

Beautanicals - Large Branch

Wordage - Value of a moment

Dylusion paints

I recently got my gelli plate out for an airing and had a session making backgrounds using yummy Dylusion paints. The background that I used today was a ghost print which i continued to work on after I finished my main print. All of the stamps were stamped using black ink.



It was great to see you here today. Dont forget to hit the follow button above. I love to hear you thoughts and comments, they go down below.


I hope you all have a super weekend. I shall be trying to catch up on chores but i will certainly making some time for me to have a little play in the craft room.


Happy crafting,

Clare x x x