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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, 3 April 2016

Playing with the crazies!

What better to do on a drizzly Sunday afternoon than a little bit of colouring in!  Except once I'd finished colouring in these crazy birds I couldn't help but turn them into some birthday cards.  

Since I have been painting a lot my birthday cards box has somewhat depleted and needed to be replenished 

I used distress markers to colour in my birdies.  With a mixture of my Tim Holtz layering stencils and some other favourites I distress inked my background.

I also added some darker stencilling and some black stamping.

To the eyes, beaks and wings I applied some glossy accents for dimension.

To finish off I doodled with a Posca pen.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today?  If you have I love to hear your comments.  You can leave these below.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Crafty hugs, 
Clare Xx x 


  1. These are pretty crazy!.....love them ;-)

  2. These are gorgeous! Love them!

  3. Loving the cards they have made me smile x

  4. Love the cards you've made with these crazy (but fabulous) birds - brighten anyone's day!!

  5. These are all fabulous Clare. Great designs x

  6. Love your technique and your creatively fun cards... Your style is very unique!

  7. Love the crazy birds. Backgrounds are great. They make me smile.