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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.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Creative Bloggers Hop

I was asked by the lovely Carol if I'd like to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop.  It's a continuous hop every Monday with a host of inspirational bloggers taking part every week.  
So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?

I have just finished and sent a 3D mini suitcase gift for a friend with friendship quote cards inside and am starting a smash*book tomorrow. The template is on a project cd by my good friend Hayley of Dreamees.

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I'm not sure if I am that different, I like to try new things from time to time which is why I've been doing a few 3D things and why I'm starting the smash*book. My cards tend to be CAS but I love Berry's work which you'll see below so am adding some layers these days.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Because I love crafting in most forms and like to share.

4. How does your writing/creative process work?

It varies but I usually have an idea of what I'm creating before I start. I've done cards for friends so sometimes I have a particular colour scheme to work too.
Now onto the 3 Wonderful Bloggers I picked to carry the baton next week.

Berry is one of my favourite bloggers. Berry makes cards with multi-layers, which I love to look at and I would love to be able to create cards like hers. She is a member of Saturated Canary's and A Creative Romance Design Teams and is the Owner of Divas by Design. She colours brilliantly in pencils.
 Ann Marie
Ann Marie is out in The States, and is a member of the Little Darlings and the Creative Romance Design Teams. I love her cards, she colours beautifully. She is also such a lovely person always willing to help at any time. 

Unfortunately the 3rd blogger I picked was unable to take part so you just have the two lovely ladies above.
Please check them out, they're both fabulous :-)

So that's my contribution to the Creative Blog Hop and it's now down to these ladies next week! 
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Congratulations Blue

This fabulous Saturated Canary image called "Marry Me"  was perfect for my friends wedding card as she has a red bob.

I used the papers from a Dreamees ready card as she loves pink and I loved this particular pattern. 

I used 3d foam pads to lift the image slightly and folded the butterfly wings so they stood up from the card. 

I did actually colour the roses fuschia pink but forgot to photo it again before I gave it to her...lol

I think she turned out ok. 

I've used the same image for a couple of other cards all of which look different. One for my cousin Jane and one for my Brother (16th August) which is why I'm quite late posting this. Am happy with all versions. Hope they were too. 

Love n Light

Clare x

Friday, 1 August 2014


Present for a friend. I love making these wee suitcases 😊. The template is on one of my project CDs from Dreamees.  They're all different and I try to make specific to the person who gets them. 

This one was for my friend Berry in Chester. Apologies the photos aren't great but here goes. 

Here was the start of the inside

Then the top

Inside I'd created a few friendship quote cards which I distressed to age them a little. 

I also made a little card to go alongside the suitcase. 

Berry was quite pleased going on her message yesterday when it arrived. So I'm happy too. 

Love n Light