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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 28 November 2015

Clare DT - Have you been naughty or nice?

Hi it's Clare here with my little bit of Bee Crafty for this week. I have a couple of projects to share with you this week. One being on trend with our current time of year and one of my favourite Bee Crafty stamps.

This one is for all of you peeps that may be a bit worried if you have been naughty or nice. I think I may need to send this one to santa myself! If it has anything to with how much crafty stash has arrived over my threshold this year......oops!

Stamps used for this project:

Yueltide Ernie

Yueltide Dear Santa

For this project I have used:

Inspired by Banksy- Ghetto Blaster

Wordage - Definition boy

Backdrop borders - distressed stars

Dylusion inks

Inkables easy frame - circle

Embossing powder

Distress inks


I spritzed the Dylusion inks onto my tag and through the inkables circle. I stamped the images and sentiment onto card and heat embossed with EP. Once that had set I bleached out the blank areas of the boy and stars. To finish I distressed the edges with tea stain distress inks.


Well weather you've been naughty or nice I'm wishing you all a super weekend. Maybe there is time for me to redeem myself before the big fella pays us all a visit.


Happy crafting,


Clare x x x

Friday 27 November 2015

Just hanging!

Good morning, It's Clare here today and I would like to show you a mixed media door hanger I made for today's post. It was one of those projects where you have an idea in your head and then ended up going off on a completely different tangent!


For this project I used:

Dina Wakely black gesso

Claudine Hellmuth matte multi medium

Finnabair modeling paste

Dylusions paints squeezed orange/white

Tim holtz layering stencil Gothic

Tim Holtz stuff to sat stamp set

Prima wood icons in a box

Liquid pearls

Finnabair art ingredients mica powders


I started of by adding some texture through a stencil with the modeling paste. Once dried I assembled the Prima wood icons in a box along with some die cuts and other bits and bobs from my treasure box with the matte medium.

As soon as my arrangement was dry I covered with black gesso. After, I started to add in some colour with the Dylusion paints highlighting the bottom corner so that I could stamp on my sentiment.

To finish off I added some liquid pearls, gems and Finnabair mica powders.

Even though it didnt turn out as planned, as always I enjoyed the crafty journey that got me to my finished project.

That's it from me today. Wishing you all a fabulous weekend.

Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x

Saturday 21 November 2015

Clare DT - Bauble star

Good morning bloggers, here I am again with my weekly spot for Bee Crafty. This week I would like to share with you a couple of cards I have made using the delightful Bauble Star stamp. This versatile stamp lends itself to many different techniques in order for you to knock out your christmas cards at a rate of knots!


For this card i used the following:

Bauble star stamp

Seasons greetings

For this card I used:

Bauble star stamp

Believe stamp

Beautanicals - large branch stamp

Snowflakes stamps

Holographic embossing powder

White embossing powder

White paint pens


So there you have it a couple of different styled cards using the same stamp. Why not pop over to Bee Crafty today. There is time to buy for your christmas makes and you can check out the amazing new stamps as seen on Hochanda this week. I for one have already placed my order!

Happy crafting folks,


Clare x x x

Friday 20 November 2015


Good morning folks, how are you? Today I wanted to share a little bit of journaling with you. One of our more recent dark evenings, I found myself in need of some cheering up so, I headed off to my craft room to dig out my journal.


For the background I blended Dylusions paint. I used Lemon zest & Vibrant turquoise. I added some background stamping using the numbers from Tim Holtz Stuff to Say stamp set.

I painted a piece of card with my Dina Wakely media line paints and then stamped some circles from the Finnabair Don't forget to fly stamp set. I adhered these into my journal and sketched in my blooms. I then added a coat of white paint to my flower petals and dried before adding some colour to the petals and some shading with Inktense pencils.


Finally, with my white and black paint pens, I added some doodling and the word 'blooms' to my project. Sitting and creating in my journal really cheered up my dark, dull evening.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting,

Clare x x x


Saturday 14 November 2015

Clare DT - Girl

Good morning all! It's been a while since I last blogged. Last week I went on a bit of a road trip to the NEC to visit our wonderful Bev at Bee Crafty and have a look at what crafty delights are available. I had an amazing time and despite saying I wasnt going to buy any more stamps a fair few fell in to my shopping basket!


This week I am sharing with you a tag that I made using the fabulous Girl senitiment.


For this tag I used:

Dylusions ink

Fashionettes - Rosie

Wordage - definition Girl

Inspired by da Vinci - script stamp

Backdrop boders - flower distressed border

Ranger stickles




I sprayed my tag with dylusions ink. When dry I stamped on the distressed flower and the script stamp. On a separate piece of card I stamped Rosie and coloured her in with my pencils. Once she was completed I cut her out and adhered her to my tag. I added a bit of shadow behind Rosie using some charcoal and a blending stump.

Onto a separate piece of card I stamped the Girl definition, which had been sprayed with the same coloured inks.


I found some paper flowers in my stash and sprayed them with the co-ordinating colours in dylusion inks. When they were dry, I stuck them onto my tag and added some stickles to look like dew drops.

Finally I added some liquid pearls to Rosies dress and the tag.


Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Wishing you all a fabulous creative weekend.


Crafty hugs,

Clare x x x