- 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.
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Infact inky and gold fingers. Well to be truthful I wasn't intending on blogging against soon but my fidgety finger and crafty hands have been busy. I have been putting together the finishing touches to my daughters birthday card and decided to try out a new stamp that I haven't used yet.
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Monday, 6 May 2013
I kept it fairly simple just using some Nellie schnellen dies on turquoise mirror board. Decorated the zen tangle with liquid pearls and used some grey pearl card for the flourishes (marriane creatables. I layered on a turquoise pearlised card and then layered, at an angle, on some gold pearlised paper.
Alas the card is without a sentiment. I didn't have one suitable in my craft box so may have to think of one to whizz through the printer....... Any ideas?
Would love to hear your comments on the final outcome. Thanks for visiting.
Love and hugs,
Clare x x x
A couple of years ago on a rainy afternoon I sat with both of my children discovering the art of zen tangle. We all started a project and enjoyed looking at all the different patterns we could do on the net. I managed to completely fill an a5 side of white paper over the period of a couple of days. My hands of course were dropping off but was quite proud of my achievement, albeit a bit busy and unorganised and thought I would hang on to it.
Well today it has been on my photocopier, reduced in size and I have started to decorate. Not sure how it will turn out yet but hey ho I've had it a couple of years, hopefully it won't take me as long to complete!
I would love you to leave a comment and let me know what you think. I know it is rather unusual but I am rather fond of it and have plenty more ideas to use it for other project.
Bank holiday hugs. X x x x
Sunday, 5 May 2013
I used the Lavinia texture stamp and topped it off with some liquid pearls, the trees and the sentiment is from an inkylicious set. I added some ribbon and altered some card candy with some alcohol inks and die cut some flowers on photo paper and they had a splash or two of ink as well!
My hands are now a greeny gold colour along with nail stainage! My dining room table has been overtaken by crafty goodies (eating in the front room tomorrow) but had a marvellous time.
Thank you for your kind regards about my sons finger. Although he had a misfortune this week he was still able to go out fishing with my husband today and a worthwhile trip it was too. He managed to beat a club record and haul in a monster bullhuss of 13lb 6oz. His dad is of course very proud, as was I when he had stripped and showered so I could give him a celebratory hug.
Hopefully will blog again soon. I hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend. Love and hugs. X x x x
Saturday, 4 May 2013
One of my close friends was going to a wedding and asked me if I would make her a card. I took my inspiration from my auntie who has a fabulous blog glitterarti1.blogspot.com. She made a stunning card for her sister in-law and I decided to go along with that style with a few differences.http://glitterarti1.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/as-promisedross-70th-birthday-card.html
I used my musical flourish embossing folder for the four panels in the background and the marriane creatables dies for the centre piece. Embellished with butterflies (x-cut nesting dies) and topped of with liquid pearls.
Hopefully my craft things will be littering the dining room at some point this weekend and I will have some more things to blog. Still have a project on the boil which I brought back from my visit to Barbara, time I pulled my finger out and finished it off!
Happy bank holiday. Love and hugs to you all. X x x