Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.
I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.
I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.
When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.
I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!
Cute layout – those little arrows get to the point!
love the spotted cardstock- would love to have some to try~
Andrea die cut the hearts for flowers from her Cricut, added some Queen & Co. pearls, and wrapped the stems in twine. Backing the title is a GREAT way to make it pop, too! Layer bits and pieces of the project to added depth. This is a great way to create your very own home decor for any holiday or season!
And GUESS what???!?!?!?!!?
OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL IS POSTED HERE!
CHECK OUT! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to design with the BEST cardstock!
Hope you are LOVING this week’s projects! We sure are. And today we a super cute AND creative card from Design Team Member Andrea Amu featuring the My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found mini collection.
How fun is this little guy? Perfect for those men in your life …or ladies….I know I would love to receive this for sure.
And a close up…the “fun” sentiment is sanded and hand cut from the My Mind’s Eye mini collection pack and so is the scalloped shape in the back (see below). So many great uses for it….
Add some glitter from Stampendous and you have a fabulous card with amazing details! Oh and don’t forget the Petaloo flower. The one Andrea used is white but they are dyed to match Core papers, too!
Today we have designer Andrea Amu with the Tuesday Tip to create a handmade gift for that special someone….grandmothers, moms,dads, teacher’s aunts, uncles…this is perfect for ANYONE!
Framed subway art! How cool is this. Just create the cuts on your Cricut or diecutting machine and viola! You have the perfect gift for anyone, anytime of year.
And Andrea has some great tips:
1.) Back the cuts in a lighter color so they really pop.
2.) Cuts don’t line up exactly how you want? Add little embellishments!
3.) AND, of course, a photo! Personalizing it will mean so much.
4.) Add a doily for that soft, feminine touch.
5.) And don’t spend a ton on a frame. Get them on sale at your craft store. You can paint them any color you like!
And a detail:
Booth is up, BRAND NEW Kraft-Core Shattered line by Tim Holtz, good friends, selling TONS of Core…what else could be better?!?!?!
How about some more layouts featuring that new Tim Holtz Shattered line? Would you like that? We can’t get enough of it
Sand it, tear it, emboss it or leave it just as it is…THE perfect cardstock for all of your papercrafting needs!
Today we have a layout from Design Team member Andrea Amu. We LOVE the vibrant colors in this line, don’t you?
Andrea used her Cricut to cut the title and the design elements for this layout. It cuts beautifully!