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~
As you may have noticed…we, okay me, LOL….have been really ready for Spring around here. My daffodils are almost ready to bloom which means it won’t be long now.
And nothing screams Spring like birds! This monogram door hanger was featured in August 2012 Cricut Magazine…isn’t it gorgeous??!?!?!?!? Andrea works that Cricut for sure!
Love love all the glittery accents!
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So how about a card from none other than our fabulous cardmaker, Design Team Member Debbie Standard!
Ask you will receive!!! We try and give you as many ideas and inspiration as we possibly can here on our blog so make sure you let us know if there is something you would like to see.
Yesterday on Facebook we asked what you wanted to see on the blog today and we got a response for Scoring…Black Magic…
Design Team Member Leica Forrest created this layout that has all of the above and then some!!!
See the scored lines on the Black Magic cardstock base? You can create ANY design you want! And if you need some tips on how to scor, check out our Technique Videos here. AND we have our Hard Core Crafter videos, too!!! Make sure you sign up to be a member to get exclusive videos, win prizes and more!
Leica also used some Spellbinders Dies to create the gorgeous scalloped circles. They look great with the different embossed designs! And Leica turned her Black Magic over and journaled (with journaling strips) to make sure the colors core’dinate perfectly!
Before we do some inspiration…we have an update for you:
We would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the winners of our Tim Holtz Kraft Core giveaway. We had a programming glitch which prevented the shipping addresses of the winners from being collected. The good news is that we’ve found the problem, it is fixed, and all future giveaways will work very smoothly.
To show how much we appreciate everyone’s patience, we are doing ANOTHER giveaway! We have THREE SIGNED Tim Holtz Kraft Core packs ready to give away to our Facebook fans. So if you aren’t a Facebook fan, LIKE US NOW! Tell your friends and hurry!!! We’ll be picking our 3 random winners on January 10th.
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We wish everyone a safe and prosperous New Year from here at Core! Hope it is off to a good one so far.
How about some inspiration to get that New Year kicked off in the right direction?
Today we have a layout from Design Team Member Debbie Standard using our January Color Lover’s Challenge as inspiration.
Debbie die cut, embossed, sanded, embossed some more You get the idea of how much detail is on this layout. And she used some goodies from one of our preferred partners, Maya Road. Looks gorgeous, don’t you think?
We are so excited to be sharing this week of May Arts, Petaloo AND Core’dinations with you!
It is over already? That is how time flies around here especially when you are having fun and being inspired. We love Fridays around here, too! Why is that? Well, it’s ANOTHER day to comment to win win win!
THREE awesome companies have come together to inspire you. And our teams have been working hard to create some festive projects for you, too. It’s all about the Holidays. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and even Christmas…you will see festive projects to get those creative juices flowing and hopefully give you some ideas for this time of year.
And of course…there are give-a-ways!!! All three companies will giving away tons and tons of goodies this week so make sure you head over to the Petaloo Blog and May Arts Blog for details and inspirational projects. Don’t forget about Facebook! Join us on our Facebook page here, the May Arts and Petaloo pages, too, for additional chances to win. Make sure you tell them we sent you!
Don’t forget to comment all week long for a chance win a Core’dinations prize pack! And head over to our Facebook page…you never know when we offer up another chance to win.
Did you know that Core’dinations and Petaloo have a color matching program? We sure do! We did all the hard work so that you can easily match your favorite Core Colors with favorite Petaloo flowers. How easy is that???
Today we have a variety of projects for you.
First up Design Team Member Kim Jeffress with a gorgeous wall hanging. There is nothing like some warm fall colors to brighten up any room.
This project is the perfect example of the Core’dinations and Petaloo color matching program.
And how much do you love the colors of this card from Design Team Member Char Dobson??? Gorgeous gorgeous! I just love Core. You know why? Because you can emboss it on your own or use the Core Impressions like Char did on this card. She embossed a piece of Core Essentials in orange and then used a piece of BasicGrey in Mantis on the bottom. Again…the flowers match perfectly!
And Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira has another fun Fall project for us. She altered a bucket she had lying around the house with some beautiful details. Melissa used her Spellbinders dies in addtion to May Arts Ribbon and Petaloo flowers. The great thing about these flowers is that you can color them! Melissa used Tim Holtz Distress ink on the flowers because they were a little bright for the fall color scheme. Again, just perfect for ANY project.