Saturday, 19 February 2011

Some mid-challenge inspiration!

Wow, what an amazing number of entries we've had so far for our first challenge!  Thank you so much to everyone who's joined in - there's still plenty of time to play along with our 'anything goes' theme if you haven't already.

And if you'd like to join in using a Little Claire image, it's now even easier as you can use our new range of digi stamps as well.  There's even a free image for you to download!  Have a look at our digi stamp range here.  Of course you don't have to use a Little Claire image, but we love to see them, and you have a chance at the top 3 badge if you do.

A little bit of exciting news - from next month our challenges are going fortnightly!
Well, we were all having so much fun, we thought we'd like to do this more often :o) 

Now for some lovely inspiration from the Design Team 

using Georgia 


using Shep

using Sam

using Birdcage

Aren't they fab?  Hope they've inspired you to have a go!

Please DON'T leave your entry on this post
Go HERE to the challenge post to link your entry

Monday, 14 February 2011

Digi Cards

We hope that you are enjoying your new digi downloads, here are a selection of cards made by members of our DT showing just how easy and effective these images are for making cards:

Little Claire Digi download - made by maxine

Little Claire Digi download - made by helen

Little Claire Digi download - made by maxine

Little Claire Digi Download - made by maxine

A great selection of ideas and you can see how clear the digital image is - these cards are so inspiring!

P.S. look out for another 'Tuesday Bargain' tomorrow at 3pm x

Thursday, 10 February 2011

DIgital Downloads from Little Claire

Hi Everyone

Steve has been asked for quite a while now for some digital downloads, so I have put some online at just £1.00 each to let everyone have a play.

If you have not tried them before they are fab because you can size them to whatever card you have, they are yours to keep, are great for those who struggle with stamps and as an Angel Policy company we let you use them for as many cards as you like.

I have hidden a free one so go and find it and play xxxx

That was Stamparama, Stevenage!

Here are a selection of cards that were made by Heidi for her demonstration at the Stamparama show in Stevenage last weekend:
This is the mouse from our 'Big Hugs' stamp set which is currently our club stamp for February, it includes lots of other images together with the text;
Here is one of the cats from our 'Calvin the Cat' set...........

and here is 'Georgia' .......

And we just love this card made with 'Kitty and Flowers' stamp, this is one of our earlier designs, but after seeing this card we think that it deserves to bask in the sun again!

Thank you to everyone who visited our stand, and to Heidi for her wonderful demonstrations; you can see all of these card examples and more in the gallery on our website:

Lastly, here is a pic of Steve, Clive & Heidi at the show:

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Challenge 1 - anything goes!

Welcome to our very first Little Claire Monthly Challenge!

Before we get to the challenge details, there's the little matter of our candy winner...

I'm pleased the announce that the winner is

No.71 - BRENNA 

Congratulations!  Please email Gill at Little Claire with your details (putting 'Little Claire candy winner' as your subject)

Now onto our challenge, and it's a nice easy one to start things off


Here's the fabulous prize that you could win

And here are the Design Team's lovely cards

using Georgia

using Lazy Days

using Georgia

  • You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw
  • However, only those using Little Claire stamps will qualify for a Top 3 badge
  • You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES and you may combine with other challenges
  • You must follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only
  • Please provide a link to our blog in your post
  • Please leave a link to your actual card, not just to your blog

Time for some candy!

On Saturday 5th February we will be starting our new monthly Little Claire Challenges, so we just had to have some candy to celebrate!

All you need to do, for a chance to win the stamps and flowers in the pic, is add the photo and link to our candy in your sidebar and become a follower if you're not already.  It would be great if you would also blog about our new challenges to help us get the word around, but it's not a requirement for the candy.  Then just add a link to your blog below.

The winner will be announced on Saturday 5th February when we launch our first challenge.

Good luck!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Big Hugs

A new month!  And a new set of stamps for February; 'Big Hugs' is our set of Cat & Mice stamps which have 3 fantastic designs working well together and also alone (the little mouse holding the flower is so cute!)
Here is our Project Card created by our DT member: Sharon Goold, all the bits and pieces to make this card are sent to our club members and we just love the clever idea of the mice stealing the cheese while the cat is distracted!
This set also includes the text: 'A teeny little birthday wish.....'  '....sent with BIG HUGS to a special person x'
And here is the little mouse (also included in the set):
See how cute he is?  This card was designed by our DT Lynsey Warren and you can see all our DT's card examples over on our web: in the gallery, and we are very lucky to have such a talented team (keep it up girls!)
Steve will be posting a video on our web today where you can see him assemble Sharon's card, it's free to watch so check it out if you can.
Best wishes, all at Little Claire x