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About Me

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.

Friday, 31 January 2014

First Valentine

I've actually completed a valentine card my first of the year and it's not red!!! Thought I'd have a change. :-)

The image is "Collecting Hearts" by Regan Kubecek an Australian artist and can be purchased through Sweet Pea Stamps. I think she's fabulous (Regan too...lol). Actually Regan does have some gorgeous digi stamps available on Sweet Pea go take a look.

I did this one really simply matting and layering a pale green linen card and silver card behind the image. I used Spellbinder Labels 29 to cut the image and silver card.

I coloured her using a mixture of Graph It and Spectrum Noir pens. 

Skin "Graph It" 4115 & 4145
Dress and Wings 9100, 9102 9103
The Hearts 5280
The Grass is Spectrum Noir" DG1 & DG2
The Toadstools and Basket EB1 & EB2

I like her, hope you do too. 

Love n Light

Clare x

Friday, 17 January 2014


To be fair this card could be for any occasion you like, but in this case, it's for my mum & step-dad's 22nd Wedding Anniversary.

I've had the papers for a long time in my stash, they came from one of the magazine downloads (I must remember in future to write on the back of the paper, in pencil, where it's come from). So whichever magazine you were Thank You because I am really really happy with this card.

Their Anniversary is tomorrow but I don't have to worry about them seeing it because blogging and social media is really not my Mum's thing and Dad is far too busy plumbing and stuff to think about it.....lol x

My cards are becoming more layered these days thanks to the wonderful Dreamees ladies (Carol & Hayley) and Berry who have offered me loads of support and advice, all I've ever had to do is ask.

Hope you like and hope Mum & Dad do too.

Love n Light

Clare xx

Thursday, 16 January 2014

New Baby

Lunchtime quickie. The papers were all courtesy of Dreamees and I've had them on my computer a while. The  gold crackle ribbon behind the cream flowers was also Dreamees the flowers were from the haberdashery stall in the Indoor Market Sutton in Ashfield for any locals wanting some.

I'd printed everything off already at home but took it to work to put together during my lunch break.... Take my mind off eating too much..lol x

I'd probably have distressed the edges a little if I'd been at home but I think Geoffrey the Giraffe looks ok as he is. Hope you like him too. He's accompanied by my good friend Smudge made by KerryBears (check Facebook)

Love n Light.