Monday, 7 December 2015

Create a Sheet of Resin From a Rubber Stamp

Create a sheet of resin from a rubber stamp with me over on the ICE Resin Blog today! I hope you enjoy my project and will leave me a comment to let me know what you think!




Thanks for visiting
Clare

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Using ICE Resin in a Damp Atmosphere

Ever struggled to use resin when its winter and cold or damp? Well head on over to the ICE Resin Blog, and follow my simple video quick tips!



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Clare

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The Summer Fluttered By an ICE Resin Project

New project today over on the ICE Resin Blog, a cute little flutterby perfect for any age! I hope you will pop on over and elave me a comment!



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Clare

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Christmas Tag Challenge from Sarah

The lovely Sarah (The handmade card blog) Challenged me this morning to make 3 Christmas tags, It was about 11.30 and I had to have them done and uploaded by 2pm. I had to go pick the other half up with a 2 hour round trip so I missed the 2pm deadline to upload but I did finish the tags by 1pm so I class that as a win! In return I challenged her to get out the new fuse tool she bought and make something and review it!

Here is my tags, and my video. Sarahs blog is linked above and her video can be found HERE.







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Clare




Saturday, 7 November 2015

NaNoJouMo Day 4

Here is my Day 4 of NaNoJouMo, Again I lost the first part of the video and part of the end, no idea why! I think I need to reinstall my camera! I hope you are enjoying the challenges too!






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Clare




Friday, 6 November 2015

NaNoJouMo Day 3

NaNoJouMo Day 3 is a quote on a tag offset on a background, the quote is ''i'm really not''. I really enjoyed making this piece and used up scraps of papers from my scrap box and my favourite radiant neon gel, ohh I love the way it looks with a brayer! I hope you enojy too!






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Clare

Its that time again Handmade Holidays Time!!!!!!!!



I am so thrilled to be kicking off Day 1 for ICE Resin with the Handmade Holidays blog hop. It has 29 companies involved this year and will have a post from each company over the next 3 days!

Here is what I made:



I hope you will head over and leave me a comment, and dont forget to join in to win fabulous prizes!

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Clare

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

NaNoJouMo Day 2

NaNoJouMo Day 2 is a picture challenge, I really had fun creating this piece, I am also using up old stacks of paper that lets be fair aren't very nice, not even sure why I bought them to be honest! I dont know what happened to the video, one moment it was recording fine, then I looked up when I went to clean my paint water and brush's and it had stopped! But all you are missing is some basic blending of black into white to make grey.











I hope you enjoy what I have created and will check out the challenge for yourself

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Clare

Monday, 2 November 2015

NaNoJouMo 2015 Day 1

I have watched friends over the years do the NaNoJouMo challenge every November and decided to join in this year. I wont be posting every day I don't think, I might do, who knows but I don't want to get spammy with it. I will however be doing a youtube of every single day's pages.

Here is my interpretation of the Day 1 prompt: My Name Is










 I hope you enjoy my page and will have a look and join in yourself.

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Clare



Saturday, 31 October 2015

How could you resist this! With Imagine Crafts

I completely adore this technique, it is an old one, but it sure is a great one! Want to know how to do it? Well it is as simple as visiting the Imagine Crafts blog today to find out! Click HERE to visit the blog and please leave me a comment when you do, I really love to see what you think of my projects or alternatively if you just want to learn how you can go straight to the tutorial which is a step by step with photographs and can be found HERE.



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Clare

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Beads and Beyond Magazine issue 98 feature

I just wanted to share my wonderful news that I am the featured artist of issue 98 Beads and Beyond magazine. I had great plans for articles in next years issues but unfortunately all my commissions have be cancelled. The publisher has decided to stop production of this magazine which is a crying shame, it is an amazing magazine and the industry is loosing an amazing publication.



Support your favourite magazines, because they are dropping like flies lately!

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Clare

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Positive V Negative, an ICE Resin project

You may have seen my last post to share a video created for ICe Resin about Iced Enamel, Today over on the ICE Resin blog is the full step by step how to make the cute little turtle earings.!




I hope you like them and head on over to ICE Resin and leave me a comment to let me know what you think!

Clare

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

New ICE Resin tutorial video is up today - Iced Enamels how to

I have a new video today over on the ICE Resin Blog and Youtube Channel explaining how to adhere resin to iced enamels. Would love it if you left me a comment to let me know what you think. I will also have the full step by step to make these cute earrings in a couple of days so watch this space!




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Clare

Friday, 2 October 2015

Published! Beads & Beyond Magazine Issue 97

Super excited to share my latest project published in a magazine! You can find me on page 55 of Beads & Beyond Magazine, issue 97 October 2015. I really hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think!




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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Creating a summer watch for ICE Resin

Today over on the ICE Resin Blog I have a full tutorial to create a beautiful, funky summer time piece. I hope you enjoy my tutorial and leave me a comment!



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Clare

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Shadowhunter Inspired Necklace

I adore Cassandra Clares world so I decided to crate a Shadowhunter inspired necklace for ICE Resin, pop on over to the IC Resin Blog for a full step by step tutorial on how to create this piece. Let me know what you think I would love to have a comment.



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Clare

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Faux Moss Agate Tutorial

Hi everyone, today over on the ICE Resin blog I have a video tutorial sharing how to make a faux moss agate stone. I hope you will hop across and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment



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Clare

Friday, 3 July 2015

Stars n Stripes with Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukiniko

Today over on the Imagine Crafts blog I have a fun little super hero card, I just adore how it looks photographed in the sun, the shadows being cast over the shaker portion of the card. I hope you will pop on over and let me know what you think on the blog post. The full detailed step by step can be found HERE separate from the blog post.




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Clare

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Stamping Unique Summer T-Shirt's

Today over on the Imagine Crafts Blog They have a cool selection of projects creating unique summer t-shirt's.  I really enjoyed creating mine, the full step by step can be found HERE. The full blog post can be found HERE, I hope you will visit and leave me a comment to let me know what you think!



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Clare

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Recycled Lush Journal Page 1

Hi everyone, I have finally had some me time and decided I am ready to start my new Art Journal Series. It says it all in the video but I will repeat. I decided that following the spirit of Lush - the soap company - I wanted to do a recycled journal, I had their catalogue so decided what better than to use that for a journal! Its a great size and great paper. So here is page 1......








I hope you enjoy my video, please leave me a thumbs up to show me that you like it!

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Clare

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Inserting an LED into ICE Resin

Over on the ICE Resin blog today I have a video tutorial, how to embed an LED light into resin and connect up a battery. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and let me know what you think!


Friday, 29 May 2015

Simply Scrumptious Gift Card Holder for Imagine Crafts

Today over on the Imagine Crafts Blog I have a super cute gift card holder project featuring Clearly Besotted stamps and Memento Luxe ink. I adore how this one came out and the hidden gift card looks super cute. You can find the Blog post HERE and the full step by step tutorial HERE. I would love it if you visited the blog post and left me a comment!



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Clare

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Addicted to CAS challenge

It's my other half's birthday this week and I decided I wanted to use my new stamp set from Mamma Elephant with the cute little super hero kitty on it called tiny hero's. I decided to colour them in with my new Chameleon marker pens, I am a complete novice at these pens but I think I am getting the hang of them, the images aren't my usual colouring standard but I see the potential of these pens! I hope you enjoy!



I am entering this into the animal themed challenge for Addicted to CAS: this is a new challenge blog to me and I think its pretty cool!

I hope you will leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

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Clare

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Gandalf's Staff for ICE Resin

Over on the ICE Resin blog today I have a written tutorial, how to make Gandalfs Staff from Lord of the Rings, I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment!



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Clare

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Altering an Art Mechanique Silhouette with Jewellery tools.

Today over on the ICE Resin blog I have a video tutorial showing you how to alter Art Mechanique shapes with tools. Ihope you enjoy my tutorial and leave me a comment!



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Clare

Sunday, 19 April 2015

A Challenge from Sarah

The lovely Sarah of Youtube: 3dogsand2kids and The Handmade Card Blog and I have been having a bit of a crafting mojoless slump lately, it is taking heaven and earth to get either of us motivated or inspired, so when we were on skype one night I said lets get our mojo motivated and I challenge you to do the Mojo Monday challenge, and film it and enter it before it ends. Sarah said fine so long as you do it too! So naturally being the competitive person I am could not say no so I accepted!



After a couple of days milling about what to do I decided on my brand spanking new WPlus9 stamp of the cute little birdie and I wanted to add some resin paper in I had made a while ago actually and use up some of the scraps of paper that are in my now rather large scraps of paper box, its literally busting open! I am really not sure who made the papers, maybe 7gypsies, they were loose in my box without a covering sheet or packaging.




I stamped the image in versafine, coloured with Brusho's and inked everything with Memento Luxe peanut brittle ink. I used a reference image of a Coal Tit found randomly on a google image search, THIS is the particular one I used.




I am so pleased with how this turned out and it has really sparked my imagination, I think my mojo is returning! I haven't used patterned paper for the longest time, I think I am regaining my love for it.




I would love to hear what you think of my part of the challenge and hope you go visit the lovely Sarah to see hers. Her youtube channel and her blog are well worth following!

Thanks for visiting
Clare

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Natures Secret Scent Compact for ICE Resin

Today over on the wonderful ICE Resin Blog is my turn and I have for you a gorgeous project, if I do say so myself! I just adore how this one turned out, it smells amazing, it looks beautiful on your dresser or in your bag!



When closed it just looks like a pretty decoration, but open it up and.....



You have your own hand made solid perfume inside! The perfume is a secret for now but I will be parting with the recipe sooner or later......

I hope you pop on over to ICE Resin and let me know what you think!

Thanks for visiting
Clare

Top 5 Crafting Tools, whats yours?

The Artists in Residence over at Imagine Crafts have been discussing what are their top 5 crafting items they cant live without! Here are mine, pop on over to Imagine Crafts Blog to see what everyone else's are!


  1. ATG Gun Have never let me down, once you get the knack of them they are a whizz and a time saver.
  2. IMAGINE Crafts Jumbo Dauber So fast at large area coverage and so smooth to use, love them, I need more in my life!
  3. Bone Folder An actual bone folder that is made of bone, does not mark your card, does not bend or wear out over time, this thing is amazing!
  4. Fantastix I am new to these but I wish I had them years ago, work wonders with ink and blending solutions, no more paper stumps for me!
  5. Tonic scissors they cut anything and everything and never go blunt! I use them on metal and on paper without a problem, amazing piece of kit that everyone should have!
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Clare

Monday, 13 April 2015

Simply Cards & PaperCrafts Issue 135

I have a page article in this months Simply Cards And PaperCrafts Magazine Issue 135 using the most gorgeous Clearly Besotted Stamps! It also has a wonderful embossing folder and die set in this issue!




 I love to hear your feedback so please let me know what you think!


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Clare

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter!

I hope you enjoy my Video and are having a wonderful Easter!




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Clare

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Final projects for IndigoBlu


I didn't manage to get round to this sooner, I have been so busy with brand new secret squirrel things that I haven't had time to blog properly!  I had big plans this year for my youtube channel, my Ustream shows and my blog but that so far has been forming slowly rather than the fast pace that I had hoped to achieve.

So onto the topic at hand, I have been asked several times why I vanished from IndigoBlu seemingly without a trace. It's really as simple as the creative path I am taking vastly differs from the one that IndigoBlu is taking. I had been with them for a month shy of 3 years, in that time I have grown away from the style and products that they want and produce and am forging my own path mainly metal smithing and back to drawing and painting. College is going amazingly well and I was finding that I no longer had the drive to keep going managing the DT, the blog, the challenge and designing for them. It was time for us to part ways, I am thankful for all the opportunities and wish them all the best for the future. Below you will find my final projects created for the CHA January 2015 USA trade show.











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Clare

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Spring Flowers for Imagine Crafts

Today over on the Imagine Crafts Blog I have a tutorial showing you how to create 3d flowers with the help of the amazing Imagien Crafts product Amplify and a cute Woodware stamp. I hope you will pop on over to the Blog post HERE and leave me a comment. The full tutorial can be found HERE with step by step instructions



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Clare

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Finished Brooch Project for ICE Resin

Today over on the ICE Resin blog I have my finished brooch project instructions. head on over and let me know what you think! I lvoe to hear what you want and like and want me to make next!



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Clare