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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.

Monday 26 February 2018

Fresh & Flowery!

Howdy Bloggers, this week I have been working with a selection of Paperartsy stamps by Jofy along with some of their fabulous Fresco Acrylic paints.

Onto some card I blended a combination of Antartic, Teresa Green & Lake Wanaka Fresco acrylic paint, using a brayer.

Using stamps from Jofy's Paperartsy's 2018 release, Jofy 64JM58 & JM64 I stamped with corresponding colours onto the tag.  Using the small daisy from Jofy 64 I stamped with Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed with with embossing powder.

Onto some of the spare painted card I stamped one of the large flowers from Jofy 64, embossed with white embossing powder, fussy cut and assembled my tag.

Thank you for stopping by today, 

Happy Crafting,

Monday 19 February 2018

Indigoblu - Stay Inspired

  Hey guys, this week I have been stamping with these wonderful Indigoblu Stamps!  The 
Big Butterfly is one of my favourite stamps .

On a plain MDF clipboard,  I picked up from a local store, I painted the clipboard with Paperartsy Fresco Acrylics: Amethyst, Bougainvillea & Chalk.  I stamped directly onto the clipboard using Indigoblu Big Butterfly & Tiny Backgrounds.  The inspiring sentiment came from  the Dreams come True set.

I stamped the large butterfly with versamark black ink, heat embossed with a frosted crystal embossing powder and glazed with some Paperartsy metallic glaze.I love that this has created extra texture on the butterfly.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today? 

Happy crafting.


Monday 12 February 2018

Divine Paperartsy Flowers

 Happy Monday all! Clare here with you today sharing with you a tag made using another of Paperartsy's fabulous new release stamps!

Using Jofy set #59 & Jofy mini stamp JM58 I stamped onto card painted with Paperartsy Fresco acrylic coral paint using a mixture of inks and embossing powders.  I doodled on the flower & leaves using a mixture of gelli roll pens and a white Sharpie.  After fussy cutting I set to one side.

I stamped the sentiment onto some painted card and added some stitching to the outside edge, unpicking a few of the stitches.

I die cut a tag out of some cardboard packaging and distressed it by pulling off the top layer of paper in random areas.  With a dry brush and some chalk Paperartsy paint I brushed over the card, dried and was able to assemble the layers of my tag.

I truly hope you have enjoyed your visit to the today?  I'll be back next week with some more inspiration.

Happy crafting,


Monday 5 February 2018

Visible Image -Dream

Happy Monday folks! Just a quick post from me sharing a little tag using some of Visible Images stamps & stencils.

Using Time Tunnel Stencil, Live in the moment, & Imagine, Dream Inspire I used the stamps and stencils on a tag prepared with Distress Oxides.  Through the stencil I went over the oxide layer with white acrylic paint.

I used a small amount of black acrylic paint on, a brayer, I edged the card to give it more depth.

I added a few sparkly sequins and gems for a little twinkle and mounted onto black card.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy Crafting,