As a child Clare loved all things handmade and tried many different crafts. She stitched her way through the 70s, knitted her way through the 80s and sugar crafted her way through the 90s. Clare ran evening classes at a local college for ten years and qualified as a Further Education teacher in 1994.
In 2011 Clare discovered the vintage papers created by Graphic 45. She loved the bygone era the papers evoked and, combining all her crafting skills, she began her paper craft journey.
When Graphic 45 ran a Design Team Call in 2012, Clare applied and was selected to become a member of their International Team. Two years later she was invited to become the Graphic 45 Ambassador for the UK and has represented the brand on UK Craft TV and in workshops around the country.
In 2013 Clare launched her own paper craft business, My Creative Spirit. She continues to use Graphic 45 papers as the inspiration for her range of bespoke craft products, project ideas and project kits. These enable customers to capture their own treasured memories and to make beautiful vintage styled gifts and keepsakes. Today she shares creativity through her website, blog and You Tube channel with crafters all over the world.