Friday, 6 March 2015

Friday Blog Project - March Flowers

Good morning everyone - it's Helen here with this week's Friday Blog Project.  Today I'm sharing a simple wall hanging I've made using the current club stamp set, 'March Flowers'.

Here's what you'll need to make the project:

white stamping card
blue card 
colouring medium of your choice

And here's what you need to do:

1. Cut two pieces of white stamping card measuring 6.5cm square and stamp two of the flowers images on to the pieces of card using the Memento ink pad.  Hint - stand up to stamp them if you can - you'll find it easier to line up the box of the stamp on the piece of square card.  Colour the images as shown in the photo below:

2. Mat the stamped and coloured floral images on to pieces of blue card measuring 7cm square as shown in the photo below:

3. Cut three pieces of blue card measuring 9cm square and lay them out in front of you in a vertical line, leaving a small gap between each one, as shown in the photo below:

4. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to cover the pieces of card twice with spare at the top.  Fold the piece of cut ribbon in half and lay it on top of the squares of card.  Adjust the ribbon so you will have a loop at the top and then stick the ribbon to the squares of card using a piece of tape at the top and bottom of each piece of card.  Keep the ribbon taut between the pieces of card.  When you reach the third piece of card, trim off the ends of the ribbon as shown in the photo below:

5. Cut three pieces of the gingham paper measuring 8.5cm square and attach these to the squares of card, covering the ribbon strips, as shown in the photo below:

6. Mat the flower images on to the top and bottom of the panels.  On the middle panel, mat a piece of blue card measuring 7cm square and another piece of pale blue gingham paper measuring 6.5cm square as shown in the photo below.  I have then added one of the stamps from the 'Dictionary Definition' stamp set.  I stamped it using the Versafine ink pad as this works better on outline stamps than the Memento ink pad.

And here's the finished card again:

I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial - have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Digi stamp Milk Carton project

I made a milk carton with the lovely digi Elephants in Squares from Little Claire's Designs.
Here's what you need to make this carton:
- pattern of a milk carton 
(click on the pattern to enlarge)
- double-sided design paper
- coloring medium of your choice
- double-sided adhesive
- crop-a-dile
- ribbon

This is what you need to do:

 1. Print out the digi Elephants in Squares
2. Resize it to suite the size of the carton and color it with your coloring medium of choice (I have used Copic Markers).
3. Print out the pattern of the milk carton (the printed part will be the inside).

 4. On this pic you can see what parts must be cut, folded and on which parts you must do the double-sided adhesive.

 5. After stucking and folding you get the result as shown above.
6. Cut the digi in 4 parts and attach them each on one side of the carton.

 7. I took the upper parts of the milk carton together and made some holes with the crop-a-dile. I did some candy in a plastic block bag and closed it with a decoration paperclip. I put it in the milk carton before closing with a ribbon.

 This is side one of the finished milk carton.

 And side 2.

 Side 3.
And the last side.

I'm proud to say that this project has been published in the magazine of Through the Craft Room Door.

♥♥♥ Margreet

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

11 New Dinkie Stamps!

Oh my!  We have 11 new Dinkie Stamps to show you - all just £2.00 each:

designed by Diane

designed by Marianne

designed by Helen N

designed by Heidi
designed by Shary
designed by Gaynor

This is a small taster of lots of our new designs, follow the link and add to your stash!

Club Members - don't forget to look at your newsletter this month for your exclusive offer on these new stamps.


Would you like to win any 3 of our New Dinkie Stamps?

Just follow the link, take a look and then leave us a comment letting us know which 3 of our new dinkies you would like to land on your door mat.
We will pick 3 lucky winners next Tuesday 10 March - good luck!

Little Claire xxx

Monday, 2 March 2015

Little Claire Likes - Butterfly Tree Stepper Card

Good Monday morning to you!

Thank you to all of you that visited our stand at Make It - Farnborough over the weekend.

We are sharing another blog project today in our Monday feature - 'Little Claire Likes'. Each week, we showcase one of our stamps from our extensive range at a reduced price.

Today, it is the turn of a favourite of ours 'Butterfly Tree' stamp set.  Heidi has made a small stepper card using the set and some die-cut flowers and butterflies, in blue and pink tones. It is a really bright and beautiful set of butterflies and other cute images which mix and match well together.

We are offering this adorable set at the special price of £6.99 (normally £8.99) until Thursday, 5th March 2015 or whilst we have stock.  Just click on the link HERE to visit our website.  Here is a list of products used on the card and how it was put together.

Card Products :

White Stamping Card
Blue Bazzill Card
Dies from stash
Promarker pens :
Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Putty, Standstone Pink, Pear Green, Sandstone and Caramel.
Cosmic Shimmer glue and sticky pads

Card Instructions :

(1) To make your card blank, cut a piece of white card to measure : 29cms x 12cms.
(2) Score at : 2cms, 4cms, 6.5cms, 9cms and 19cms.
(3) Cut blue card to fit steps and then 'dotty' paper. Matt and stick to card blank.
(4) Stamp up 'Butterfly Tree', 'Bird' and 'Butterfly trio' images, colour in and cut out.
(6) Stamp up sentiment, matt onto blue card.
(7) Die-cut image and also one butterfly and four flowers.
(8) Stick elements together on card, add pearls.

We do hope you have enjoyed our tutorial today.

The Little Claire Team


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Club Card Tutorial - March Flowers Stamp Set

Good morning everyone - it's Helen here with a short tutorial for this month's club card.  Everyone who is a member of the Little Claire Club will be receiving this month's club stamp set "March Flowers" plus the materials and instructions to make this card.

You can find more details about the club including the 10% discount and free postage here on the website.

This is what you get in this month's club stamp set:

It's a beautiful set of stamps and sentiments - suitable for so many occasions and sure to be popular.

Here's what you need to make the club card:

"March Flowers" stamp set from Little Claire 
A4 sheet of blue card
white stamping card
colouring medium of your choice

And this is how you make the card:

1.         Cut a piece of card to measure 13cm by 15.5cm.  The two outside panels measure 15.5cm by 5cm and the middle panel measures 15.5cm by 3cm.

2. With the shorter sides facing towards you, score the card at 5cm and 8cm.  Concertina fold the card as shown in the photo below: 

3.         Open the card out flat again.  Cut two pieces of patterned paper measuring 15cm by 4.5cm and mat these on to the two outside panels leaving the middle panel blank. 

4.         Cut two pieces of white stamping card measuring 6cm square and stamp two of the floral images on to the squares.  Tip – stand up when doing this, so you can line the square of the stamp up with the square of card.  NB – the tip of the butterfly wings will not fit on the card.  Colour the images.

5.         Cut two squares of coloured card to match your card base measuring 6.5cm square.  Mat the stamped image panels on to these squares of coloured card.

6.         Put double sided tape down the left hand side of the panels only.  Attach the first one to the top of the first panel of the base card - only the left hand side will be attached and the rest of the square will stick out beyond the base card panel.  Do the same with the other image panel at the bottom of the third panel of the base card as shown in the photo below:

7.         Repeat stamp the ‘sending smiles’ sentiment on the bottom of the first panel of the base card and the top of the third panel of the base card.  Attach the gems as shown in the photo above.  When folded, the card will fit in a C6 envelope.

I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial.  The rest of the Design Team have created some fabulous inspiration using the "..." stamp set - keep an eye on the blog to make sure you don't miss it!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Friday Blog Project - Daisy Sheep Card

Hello Heidi here to share the Friday blog project with blogland.

Today, I have made a little fun card using a brand new dinkie stamp.

Have you met 'Daisy the Sheep'. Isn't she gorgeous?

She is only £2.00 and joins lots of new 'dinkies' over on the website HERE.

I love this little stamp so much, that I had to stamp her up six times! I have coloured her in with my faithful Promarker pens, adding a black sheep into the family.  After cutting out the images, I have rubbed the backs of them with a ball tool, to give them shape.

I have used a great sentiment set called 'Dictionary Definitions' and used the 'daughter' stamp.  My youngest Georgia turns 15 on Monday, so thought this card would be just right for her.

Here is a product list and instructions, should you wish to make a 'Daisy' card.

Products Used :

Little Claire 'Daisy the Sheep' - Dinkie Stamp - from website
Little Claire 'Dictionary Definitions' sentiment stamp set - from website
Little Claire 'Gingham' paper pack - from website
White Card blank
White Stamping cardstock
Green and Yellow Bazzill Cardstock
Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad
Three sizes of circle dies
Yellow ric-rack ribbon
White Pearls
Promarker Pens
Glossy Accents
Tools : Scissors, Cosmic Shimmer Glue and sticky foam pads.

Card Instructions :

(1) Cut a square of green and yellow Bazzill cardstock, matt together and stick down to card blank.
(2) From the 'Gingham' paper pack, cut a piece of green gingham paper to fit on card.
(3) Die cut three different sized circles, one from green card, one from yellow check paper and one from white stamping card.
(4) Stamp up 'daughter' image onto white circle.
(5) Stamp up six 'Daisy the Sheep' images, colour in, cut out and emboss at back with ball tool.
(6) Stick die cut circles together, stick down onto card.
(7) Arrange 'Daisy' shapes around the circle sentiment and stick down using sticky pads.
(8) Add glossy accent to 'black' sheep, leave to dry.

I do hope you have enjoyed my blog project today, Daisy sure is a cutey!



Thursday, 26 February 2015

Digi Boxed Flowers - Digi Stamp Project

Hi Everyone
Mags here to share with you a little project using a cute digi image called Digi Boxed Flowers.

I love the effect of paper piecing so I wanted to show you how easy it is to paper piece using a digi stamp.  There are a few photos as I wanted to show you step by step how to master this technique.

1.  Print the image onto white cardstock.

 2. Choose the patterned paper that you want to use and use masking tape to attach it over the stamped image on the card.  Put the card through the printer again.  By doing it this way you ensure that the image does print on the patterned paper where you want it.

3.  Cut out the pieces you require.  In this case I cut out two flowers of each colour from the patterned paper and I also cut out all four flower squares as I wanted to mount them seperately onto coloured card.  For the contrasting colour card I cut out a large piece measuring 9.5cm by 20.5cm for the backing and a smaller piece 4.8cm by 18cm to mount the flower squares onto.  I also cut another piece of white card 9cm by 20cm.

4.  Attach the white card to the large contrasting card.  Place the smaller contrasting card in the centre of the card and place the flower squares on top.  Use the patterned flowers you have cut out to paper piece the flowers. 

5.  Finish the card by doing some doodling around the edges.  Add a gem to each corner and a peel off sentiment.  You can also add some glitter to the centre of the flowers.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and will have a go.  You will be surprised how easy it is and gives your digi stamps a new lease of life.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Little Claire Likes Monday Project - Silhouette Boat Card

Good morning, we are sharing another 'Little Claire Likes' Monday project with you.

Our showcased stamp set is 'Silhouette Boat'.  Heidi has made her card using this set and three different ink pads : Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed.


The featured stamp set is on special offer this week until Thursday, 26th February 2015 at only £4.50 (usually £6.50). You can pop on over to the website HERE to see our full range of 'Silhouette' stamp sets and ink pad sets.

Here is a list of products used and how the card was made :

Card Product List :

Distress Inkpads : Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass & Mustard Seed
White Stamping Card, blue card, circle die, circle punch and
Black Cosmic Shimmer Black PVA
Double-Sided Tape, Sticky pads and paper trimmer

Card Instructions :

(1) Onto white card - 9cms x 9cms, stamp up image using 'Memento' inkpad.
(2) Ink around edge of image using 'Tumbled Glass' and 'Faded Jeans' Inkpads as shown.
(3) Using a small square of white card, punch out a circle.
(4) Use this square as a stencil, using 'Mustard Seed', ink around sun.
(5) Cut a piece of blue card to 12cms x 12cms.
(6) Die cut circle from centre of square.
(7) Stamp sentiment into each corner of white card blank.
(8) Ink around edge of card blank with 'Faded Jeans' inkpad.
(9) Stick elements down onto card, add Cosmic PVA to each corner, leave to dry.

We do hope you have enjoyed the tutorial today.

The Little Claire Team


Friday, 20 February 2015

Friday Blog Project with Little Claire

Morning all,

Last day of my half term breather - has been brilliant to relax and enjoy!  Now on with today's Little Claire Friday Blog Project.  The inspiration gained when creating the Valentine's Day card for my lovely hubbie last weekend.  So here goes - Mother's Days cards x 2!

Stamps used:  Silhouette Owl Tree and "Mum" from Dictionary Definitions Sentiment Set.

I used a scalloped card blank as my base with stamping card cut to 12.5cm x 12.5cm, backing paper cut at 13.5cm x 13.5cm.

All elements are photographed apart from the adhesive stones, fineliner pen, heat gun and clear embossing powder.

The images were stamped and embossed using clear embossing powder.

Elements assembled.  Fineliner and adhesive stones added.

Yes two cards - two colour ways - two mums to create cards for.  Nothing like being prepared!

Hope you like my little off to enjoy my last Friday before work next week.......mmh decisions, decisions...  xxGaynor

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Flash Sale!

Carol has just reduced the price of 12 stamps online TODAY (we let her be boss sometimes lol)

She has chosen 12 stamps and made them just £2.50 each - WOW - this amazing Carol Offer runs until 9pm Friday 20 Feb, and here's a small selection of what she has chosen for you:

Click here to see all the Carol Offer stamps, be quick, offer only available while stocks last or until 9pm Friday 20.02.15

Little Claire xxx