Thursday, August 26, 2010

Magnificent Mermaid Thursday

Hello and welcome to Michelle Perkett Studio Magnificent Mermaid Thursday!

 I’d like to introduce you to Claire today!

Claire lives in the UK with her husband, her son, 2 German shepherds and parrot. She’s only been married to her lovely husband for just over a year, he's great and doesn't mind all the time she spends crafting as it leaves him free to watch sports on TV.

Claire works full time for a mental health charity, a great job.  She loves it as she works with some wonderful people. Her job is very busy and can be stressful so crafting helps her to relax

Claire saw someone stamping on TV and thought it looked fun so she bought some stamps about 5/6 years ago and now she says she’s  totally addicted. She’s gone from a few stamps in a shoe box to taking over the spare bedroom and she’s running out of space in there now lol.

Claire’s favorite embellishment is ribbon; she says, “You can do so much with it apart from just tie a bow”. She loves to try and make little embellishments with ribbon from flowers to little ribbon fish

When asked what her favorite stamp of Michelle’s would be she said,  “I love all Michelle's stamps, I came across Michelle's art when I first started blogging and fell in love with all her beautiful characters. My favourite changes all the time, today it is Eva the Glam Mermaid (that’s because I'm just colouring her lol) but I think I’ve used Snow Goddess the most. I've made so many Christmas cards with her, she is just beautiful.”

Claire told me she doesn’t have a particular style of stamping, she loves everything from cute to grungy stuff and likes to keep some variety in her work.

Claire loves colouring, she thinks its so relaxing and she also loves to make her own backgrounds and she loves combining digi stamps with rubber stamps. She said she’s on a tight budget so she also enjoys making her own backing papers and embellishments too

She loves altered art. She gets so much fun from taking something she would throw away and turning it into something beautiful (hopefully) she also likes making ATCs and Fat Book Pages and swapping them with other crafters.

Claire also enjoys jewelry making, she loves seed bead stitching and tries to use some elements on her cards.

She usually uses Promarkers as they are fab for shading and so easy to get a good result. She also loves inktense pencils as their colours are so rich and also painting with H2O's as they are so shimmery and pretty.

Claire loves blogging, she started her blog when she was off work over Christmas and she’s made so many new friends. There are so many talented crafters out there you can always find inspiration and ideas.

And now, on to one of Claire’s beautiful cards!

 We hope you enjoyed meeting Claire today and getting to know her a little better!

Don't forget this weeks Back To School challenge and blog hop, there are two prizes this week and you still have a few days to enter your back to school projects using Michelle Perkett Studio digital stamps!


  1. What a nice post this is! I love Magnificent Mermaid Thursday! Its so nice to read all about you Claire! I love your Snow Goddess card, it is just so stunning!:) I'm so glad you like working with her and Eva! You will have to share some of your jewelry creations with us!:) Wonderful post! Thank you Jan and Claire!:)

  2. Thank you Jan, i've gone all shy now lol :-)
    Choosing a favourite is sooooooo hard Michelle, if I'd had to choose this morning it would have been Willow lolol. I just love them all!!

    Claire xx

  3. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Your colors are a great choice for this beautiful image! I love the layout and that glittery snow. Your cards always give me the ahhhhhhhh effect!

  4. Wow! Claire I just love the way you colored Michelle's Snow Goddess and the glitter is wonderful.

  5. I've found that some cards just take my breath away for a second -- yours certainly did! Beautiful work.

  6. Claire your work is beautiful! It is so nice to get know you better!
    Hugs, Tammy