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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
My name is Clare I live in Nottinghamshire and work in education supporting students as my full time job but like to make cards, craft and plan as a hobby. I have recently taken up arigurumi crochet, the perfect autumn/winter hobby. I have also decided after a number of years off to pick up my guitar and learn to play again so due to metal strings and crochet hooks the ends of my fingers are slowly toughening up.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Alice in Chains

I decided some time ago to have a little notebook as I make cards so that I can note down the colours of pens and card I've used on different cards along with the suppliers of different embellishments in case I run out.  The only problem for me was it was looking rather boring as it was just a plain black spiral bound book.  As I had just purchased an A4 embossing folder called Garden Lattice from Gemini Crafts - Sutton in-Ashfield  and a Raspberry plate for my Grand Calliber, I embossed a piece of plain white card and used "Spun Sugar" distress ink and a cosmetic sponge to emphasise the pattern.

I had also purchased some "Tim Holtz- Spun Sugar" cardstock also at Gemini and used this to layer the image I'd chosen.

The image I chose was a Kenny Kiernan called "Alice in Chains".  I coloured her using FS1 & 2 for her skin. A Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pen "Spun Sugar" to colour her dress and shoes and .layered the olour to get the depth.  I used another Distress Ink pen "Pumice Stone" for the chain.  Her hair I coloured in TN1 & 2 and EB1 & 2. My partner said I should've coloured her hair black as it would've looked better. I actually did a card in the same colours but did her hair EB7 and I must admit the depth of colour looks great against the "spun sugar" although for my notebook I am happy to have her hair this colour :-)

I had a strip of card left when I layered the image so uing a small embossing folder that had been included in the Crafters Companion Spring Edition magazine I made myself a bookmark too.

Thanks for dropping by

Love n Light

Clare x


  1. I love the way you have altered your note book.
    very Pretty.

  2. Your note book is so pretty, I don't alter enough.
    Thanks for your kind words on my card, yes she's a saturated canary stamp. I'm going to have to change the colour of my link text, it's not contrasting enough. If you look on my tutorials I've got one on how I add the linky collection, it's free if you don't do too many a month ;)
    Hugs, Becky x