Clare Buswell - cbuswell
Althea, Ireland
My name is Clare Buswell or cbuswell here on Splitcoaststampers. I was totally shocked when I was asked to join the Dirty Dozen, I thought I haven't been here long enough for such an honor! I am extremely grateful and excited to be here.

I live in a small village called Athea in the south-west of Ireland with the love of my life Niall and our beautiful daughter Isabelle. Isabelle is four and starts school in September. (She loves to 'borrow' little crafty bits from me and make her own cards too!)

I've always been creative in some form or another, I have a passion for painting and I've tried lots of different crafts over the years. I love quilling and making my own embellishments. I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered stamping after the birth of my daughter when I had little time for painting but longed to be creative. Card making was the perfect answer for me as it satisfied all my creative needs. I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK. I also run card-making workshops in my local craft shop.

My other passion in life is gardening, I love flowers (you might have guessed it from my cards!) and we're lucky to have a large garden that I can fill with flowers and a few veggies too!

I hope you'll be just a little bit inspired by my creations, I'll do my best for you!! You can see more of my work on my blog,