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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 7 October 2017

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy Weekend to you all!  This is just a quick post to Celebrate World Card making Day.  I made a little something in advance of the day to be shown on Topflight Stamps.

If you head over to the Topflight Stamps Blog you can find out how to enter the World Card making Day Contest and be in with a chance of winning one of a few fabulous prizes!

Go get your craft on and celebrate World Card Making Day!

Happy Crafting,


Sunday 1 October 2017

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #41 Colour Challenge

Its the 1st of the month and there is a new challenge over at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!  This month there is a colour challenge and we have a bright zingy pallet for you to work with.

Our generous sponsors this month are Rubber Dance Stamps and they are offering a gift certificate to one lucky winner!

I decided to play along this month using Distress Oxides, owing to the fact that I had just recently received the second set of twelve and the colours fell right into this months challenge!

I created my tag by dipping my tag into spritzed Oxides before stamping on the 'Merry Magpie'

I added some shadow behind the Magpie as I wanted the colours on his body to pop through!

Along with the cute little arrows, stars and blocks, which were included in the set, I added my own doodles using a white Sharpie.  I stamped one of the sentiments onto some black card, heat embossed with white powder, distressed the edges and attached to the tag.

This is how I played along with this months challenge, now it's your turn!.  Head over to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog, check out the rules and submit your entry!

Happy Crafting,