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Hi, I'm Clair.. Welcome to my site! Here you'll find a little bit of everything, my crafting, my photography, my daily life & lots more!


 Being creative has always been a huge part of my life whether it's card making, scrapbooking, photography or blogging - I have to do something creative everyday! Over the years I've tried all sorts Sewing, Knitting, Jewellery making, Cross stitch, Embroidery, etc etc etc....

About 10 years ago I discovered scrapbooking, which I love, It's great to be able to take a simple photo & turn it into something special , make it tell a story & become something hopefully my children will treasure forever... Scrapbooking then led onto Card making & Stamping...all the wonderful stamps, papers, ribbons, flowers, bling!! I soon became a collector!!! Who can resist buying the latest, most stylish stash??!!

In October 2008 I became a Stampin Up Demonstrator - This means I not only get to use all their gorgeous products but I get to share my love of paper crafts with others.. I have been running a local craft group for the past 8 years which a absolutely LOVE, the best part of it has to be all the friends I have made, they really do mean the world to me & I am grateful to each of them for taking time out of their lives to be a part of mine :)

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I'm a huge fan of Lili of the valley stamps & I'm extremely proud to have been chosen to be part of their design collective :)


& I design for www.craftstash.co.uk..


& I'm also part of the My Besties design team too :)



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I'm a bit of a magpie too, I love rummaging around charity shops & carboot sales searching for treasures - I like to collect. handbags, shoes, jewellery, silver, bears & vintage compacts are a few of my current favourites.

I think i'm a little OCD too, everything has to be organised, labelled & in the right place - I catalogue, photograph & keep records of all my collectables.. & my craftroom has to be organised at all times, I can't stand the thought of anything being out of place.

I'm married to my childhood sweetheart & very best friend Alan, we've been together 25 years now so he knows how to put up with my madness :)


I'm mum to two wonderful girls, Sharni & Sofie - I'm thankful my creativity has been passed on to them - They both love photography & crafting, we'll often spend hours in the craftroom together getting covered in ink, glue & glitter!!!


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We live in the wonderful city of Brighton in the UK.




I was born & raised here & can't imagine living anywhere else! - As much as we love to travel, Brighton will always be home!

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If you have any questions about my workshops, commission work, Stampin up, or anything at all just email me - clairmatthews@btinternet.com

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Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy what you see :)

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