Saturday, 25 June 2011

Little Claire's Designs Challenge # 10 'Pink & Brown'

Good morning, it's challenge time here again at Little Claire's . Thank you to everyone that entered our last challenge, we had some gorgeous entries. The winner of Challenge # 9, picked by Random Organiser was, drumroll please ...................

Tams (#77)

Well done Tams! Please can you email Carol/Gill @, putting 'Little Claire Challenge Winner' as your subject and your prize will be sent out to you.

Our Top 3 this time are, in no particular order :

Toulouse (Donna)
The Other Side of Me
Sandra S

Well done ladies, please help yourselves to the Top 3 badge from the side of the blog.

Now on to our new Challenge. This week, we have a colour scheme for you. We want to see 'Pink & Brown' on your creations, these two colours were just meant to be put together! So get playing and we will visit your blogs, to see what you have made. We love to receive comments, so please leave us one and add your names to the link below. You don't have to use a Little Claire image, but if you do, you could be chosen as one of our Top Three's.

Our prize this time, is a wonderful selection of goodies, feast your eyes :

Our Prize :

Little Claire 'Floral Borders' Stamp
6 x 6 Echopark 'A Walk in the Park' Paper Pack
Sheets of Craftwork Cards 'Sentiments'
Assorted Ribbons
Pack of Roses

Now to the Design Team creations, we have all used some gorgeous Little Claire images, which are available to purchase via the Little Claire shop, pop on over via Here .

Gaynor used 'Gerbera - June Club Set'

Georgina used 'Blissful' stamped image

Heidi used 'Blissful' Stamped Image

Helen used 'The Right Time' and a Little Claire 'Sentiment' stamp

Mary used 'And so to bed' stamped image

Sharon used 'Bird Table' Digi Stamp image

Here are a few rules to follow, when entering our challenges :

•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
•The challenge will close at 4pm on Friday 8th July 2011, the winner/top three will be announced on Saturday 9th July along with Challenge # 11.

Good luck and have fun!

The Little Claire Design Team


Thursday, 23 June 2011

New full day class with us on Sept 17th.

Here is a full day ladies and gents with 3 of our designs team members showing wonderful ideas and techniques, only £59.00 for the day which includes refreshments and all materials. xx Places are going fast and it is going to be a wonderful day.

Monday, 20 June 2011

We have Sunshine!

It worked!
The sun is out & the birds are singing, maybe I need to blog for the rain to go away again - it worked!
Here is a card from our DT Helen Richards (
made using our 'Dream a Little Dream' stamp:

Helen Richards
This is a lovely stamp to colour, and thanks for sending it in Helen, Helen will be one of the tutors on our 'Day with Little Claire' which is running on Saturday September 17.
Also, while I am here, you may like to visit our web where you will see a tab on the front page for all stamps which are now priced at £3.50 - and we have over 5 pages of lovely designs which are now priced at £3.50 - take a look!
Little Claire x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Weather today....

Rain, rain, go away - come again....
when we are all asleep!

Is anybody else fed up with this weather?  Are you making cards? Or is it sunny where you are?

Friday, 17 June 2011

A Perfect Day.....

Come and spend the day with us!

When: Saturday 17 September 2011

Where: Thornton Hough Village Hall, Thornton Hough, Wirral CH63 1JB

Time: 9am - 5pm

Spend the day with us and three members of our super Design Team and you will make lots of gorgeous cards to take home, just a perfect day!

You will attend 3 separate classes, that's 3 classes worth of ideas & inspiration, each class will be structured to help you create lovely cards and all materials are provided together with refreshments throughout the day, pls bring a packed lunch.

For more information please call us: 0151 342 5715 or E:

A Perfect Day - with Little Claire x 

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

A Card from a Winner!

Hi Everyone

Thank you to everyone who have entered our Blog Challenges, we really do appreciate it and we LOVE seeing your card entries!
We have to say goodbye to Lisa who has been our challenge coordinator since the start, and she was responsible for getting us going with our challenges, so 'thank you so much Lisa for all your help'.

And 'hello' to Heidi who has kindly taken up the post of new challenge coordinator, thank you Heidi xxx

One of our recent competition winners on the blog was Lisa Andrews:

Lisa was one of three lucky ladies who won our NEW RWAV 4 Seasons Stamp Set:

and here is the card Lisa made using this set for a recent blog challenge:

Lisa used our Room With A View stamp set (4 seasons) to literally make 'A room with a view'
How cool is that?
What a really clever idea - we were thrilled to see this card and we want to share the idea with you, if you visit Lisa's blog you can find out how she made this card.
There is such talent around - thank goodness with all this rain we have our stamps to cheer us up!
Best wishes
all at Little Claire x

P.S.  we will be at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham this Saturday 18 June with all our lovely crafting goodies - for more info: please email: or phone: 0151 342 5715 xxx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Challenge 9 - cards for men!

Hello :o)  Thanks to everyone who played along with our 'shaped cards' challenge, we really did see some fabulous creations.  Apologies for the missing Linky last time, hopefully it'll be working for this challenge!

Our lucky winner for Challenge 8 is...

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

We've also chosen our Top 3 from all the entries using Little Claire stamps

Please help yourself to the Top 3 badge from the sidebar :o)

Now onto Challenge 9 - CARDS FOR MEN!

Perfect timing for Father's Day, but anything for a male will be fine.

And here's the fab prize you could win

A gorgeous selection of flowers, embellishments and cardstock!

Here are the Design Team's lovely creations

using Lazy Days

using the Oh Man! set

using the Bike Set

using Shep

using the Oh Man! set


  • 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
  • The challenge will close at 2pm on Fri 24th June

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A selection of cards for inspiration.....

We are uploading these cards to our gallery on our web and thought to share them with you:

Designed by Kitty Frampton
This gorgeous card has been made using our 'Fairy Dreams' stamp set........
Designed by Kitty Frampton

and this card has been made using our 'Dream a little Dream' girl (both cards designed by our DT Kitty Frampton.

Designed by Louise Hall
We have this super card using our 'Happy Holidays' car & caravan stamp, I love the vibrant colours used here - and it makes me think of us at Little Claire just now - off to shows all the time!  This card has been designed by Louise Hall;

Designed by Louise Hall

and here is our favourite 'Blissful' girl, again card designed by Louise, this is one of our favourite designs, we must make more like her, we just love it, so lovely to colour and she is so sweet!

Designed by Gaynor Bloor

Designed by Gaynor Bloor

Finally, a fab 'Good Things' wheelbarrow card and a great 'Daisy Pitcher' card both designed by Gaynor Bloor - just lovely

Well, we hope this has given you a little inspiration and a bright start to the day :)

Best wishes

Little Claire Team x

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Happy Tuesday!

Hello everyone, 'Happy Tuesday' and a very 'well done' to three lucky winners of  our NEW RWAV 4 Seasons stamp set,
our winners are:

Marianne -

Jo Street -

Lisa Andrews -

Well done girls, thanks for the comments and please can you contact with your address and the set will be on it's way to you x

Thank you to everyone who joined in, we do appreciate your comments.

Little Claire Team x

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

A Card for every Season........

A card for every season..............

Introducing the NEW RWAV 4 Seasons Stamp Set:

The latest addition to our fantastic Room with a View stamp range; this set gives you the capability to create a 'card all year round' with an image for every season....

Cards designed by Gaynor Bloor

Set contains:
Main window, Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter PLUS text: Merry Christmas, A Place in the Sun, Home Sweet Home, Happy Easter & Seasonal Greetings (all sized to fit onto the cushion on window seat)

So you can choose one of the four seasons to place behind the window to suit the season for which your greeting falls AND the Christmas season will make great Christmas cards too!!

Can you see the text on the cushion on window seat? We have enclosed 5 separate phrases within this set which all fit perfectly onto the cushion!

And, you can of course, use the 'views' on their own, without the window:

We love this gorgeous Concertina Card designed by Louise Hall, which uses our RWAV 4 Seasons set just for the views........

Such a lot of different ways to use this one set; RWAV 4 Seasons is available now from Little Claire: 'new from Little Claire'

OK, a new set = a new prize comp; simply leave us a comment on our blog about why you like this new set (with your email) and we will randomly choose 3 entries and send this set to you FREE!

We will draw the 3 winners next Tuesday 07 June (busy at Edinburgh until then) - Good Luck, & hope that you win x

P.S. We are at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh this weekend Sat 04 & Sun 05 June, where we will be demonstrating this new stamp set, please come and see us if you are in the area x