Wednesday, 31 August 2011

New on the Website - Glitter Sparkle and New Videos!

New on our website are our new Glitter Sparkle sheets.  Just peel off and stick over your design and you have instant, subtle glitter which is applied easily and smoothly.  Great to use with your stamped images, stickers, with cutting dies, try it at the BACK of your coloured acetates.

Have a look here on our website for more details.

It's difficult to see in a photo, but the cards shown here show the glitter sparkle applied over stickers and then run through the Cuttlebug and mounted onto cards. The effect achieved is such a lovely, subtle glitter coverage - we love it!

These NEW Glitter Sheets are available on our web in 'New from Little Claire' just £4.50 for 5 sheets p/pack.

We also have two new videos on the website showing the Glitter Sparkle Sheets used with one of the beautiful Butterfly Tree peel offs and also with one of the Red Gingham acetate designs - have a look here to watch them.

New Class Dates!

We are pleased (and incredibly excited) to give you our NEW Class Dates for September thru October - come to the 'Home of Little Claire' and join us in making super cards.

We have lots of gorgeous ideas ready to unleash upon you! (we are bursting with ideas and want to share...) so, if you live near enough to the Wirral book your place and spend an enjoyable 3 hours in our company where we will guide you step-by-step through making a whole host of the most gorgeous 'Little Claire' and 'Red Gingham' designs, lovely!

Dates Available:
Thursday 22 September (10am - 1pm) Little Claire's Christmas Cards

Thursday 06 October OR Saturday 29 October (10am - 1pm) Red Gingham Cards

Thursday 20 October (10am - 1pm) Making Christmas Gifts - Notelet Set & Calendar

Class numbers will be small, all materials will be provided together with lashings of refreshments and lots of fun!

You can either book online (see the 'Classes' section on the side bar of the website)  or please call us: 0151 342 5715.  Cost of each class is just £10.00

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Sweet Little Fairy

What better way to start the week than with an inspiring project? (especially as the weather here is the best for staying in and making cards!)
Here is the first of our Weekly Projects which we hope will delight & inspire you:

Sweet Little Fairy - designed by Louise Hall http://

What you need:

13.5x13.5cm scalloped card blank
12x12cm textured lilac card
Smooth white card
Stamps: Spikey Flower (Little Claire)
Sweet Little Fairy (Little Claire)
Sentiment (from Gerbera set) Little Claire
Ink: Versamark, Memento
Milled Lavender Distress Ink
Nestabilities: Standard Circles Large
Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Purple ribbon
Quickie Glue Pen
Diamond Sparkles
Promarkers: Pink Carnation Amethyst, Leaf Green Satin, Dusky Pink Ivory, Cocoa Tan, Cool Grey 1


1. Stamp Spikey Flower randomly over lilac card with Versamark;

2. Colour Fairy with Promarkers; highlight wings and dandelion with Diamond Sparkles and mount onto lilac scalloped circle;

3. Stamp Dandelion wisps with Distress ink around the edge of the card blank.  Then, stamp the sentiment onto a circle and mount onto a lilac circle.  Highlight the lilac circle with Diamond Sparkles.

4. Tie ribbon around the lilac card and assemble as shown, mounting the image onto 3D foam pads for height.

And there you have your finished card!

Thanks for starting us off Louise x

Would you like to see a new project each week here on our blog?
Please let us know - and in return we will pick 5 comments at random to receive a GOOD PRIZE from Little Claire (is there any other type of prize?) winners will be drawn and notified after 11am Thursday 01 September 2011.

Monday Hugs xxxx Little Claire

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Simply Cards & Papercrafts - Issue 88

The new Red Gingham stamp 'Little George' has been showcased in 'Simply Cards & Papercrafts' - Issue 88 (August edition) on a card made by our Design Team member, Heidi Green. Little George looks lovely in purple, with lilac snowflakes, Heidi has also used one of the new Christmas sentiments, shown here below.

You can purchase 'Little George' and the other Red Gingham stamps via our shop Little Claire shop.,

If you havent already booked your place on our 'Little Claire - Crawley Craft Day', please hurry, there are only a few places left. You get to make 5 - 6 cards using our images, price includes refreshments and a day of crafting fun. Details of the day and how to book are on our website.

If you havent already booked your place on our 'Little Claire - Crawley Craft Day', please hurry, there are only a few places left. You get to make 5 - 6 cards using our images, price includes refreshments and a day of crafting fun. Details of the day and how to book are on our website.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Two Fantastic card from the wonderful Helen Richards. x

Just a quick one and congratulations on your wedding Helen x Got an email today telling us only a couple of places left on our two morning workshops at the GNPE Harrogate show so if you want to join us you will have to be quick.
We have retired (ahhhh) a few of our old timers in the stamp range today and they are up for an amazing offer on our site in the sales section. xx 

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

We have 5 winners!

Here are our 5 lucky winners from our latest blog comp:

Padster      Jo Street    Faye      Susan....   Claire x    Aviva Potts (you know who you are!)

Your names were chosen completely at random and we have also chosen a lucky winner from those who entered but couldn't work out the blog posting bit (Aviva) - so we have 6 lucky ladies instead of 5!

Thank you girls for the overwhelming response and for leaving such lovely comments - we will definately bring on MORE blog comps very soon and we have some great ideas planned for our blog and for you (sharing ideas).

Please contact Carol: with your address and we will send out your 'Most Wonderful Time of the Year' stamp x

designed by Helen Richards
 Little Claire xxx

Monday, 22 August 2011

Something From the Weekend....

Hi everyone, hope you've had a happy weekend, it goes so quickly though!

Here are a couple of lovely cards to cheer up a Monday:

First up we have two cards made with one of our stamps 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year' which is just £3.50 - bargain! Take a look:

designed by Helen Nile

designed by Helen Nile
Same stamp; 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year' and two different cards!  Isn't it amazing how just colour alone can change a design?

Which colour is your favourite?  Are you a Blue or a Red & Cream person?

Would you like to own this stamp?   Leave a comment for you fav colour and we will draw at random 5 lucky stampers to receive their own Little Claire 'Most Wonderful Time of the Year' stamp - Yippee!

Get in touch and this stamp could be yours - we'll do our draw after we've had a cup of tea tomorrow (23 Aug 2011) at 11.30am.

And...... before we sign off for the night - here is a sneak peek of one of the cards Donna & I will be making at the Breakfast Workshop at GNPE, Harrogate on the mornings of Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September:

 Do you likey?  Wouldn't you just LOVE to come onto a workshop and make this card?  If you are coming to the GNPE, just contact Craftwork Cards to book your place.

Thank you Donna for this gorgous card, and I can't wait to join in the fun!

Little Claire xxx

Friday, 19 August 2011

Three to show before the weekend.....

Three lovely cards to show you, just received from Louise Hall one of our fab Design Team:

Look at this made with our new Red Gingham Designs 'Cold, Crisp Kisses' you can really see the detail in the tree and the border, so lovely for colouring and the circular sentiment is from Red Gingham again, 'Christmas Text' 12 great sentiments in pack you can have these either as stamps or die-cuts, ready sized for your cards.

And here is our lovely little 'Penguin Stuart'
One little Penguin turned into 3 thanks to the power of masking!

Our Penguin Stuart reminds me of a YOUTUBE video that my daughter showed me last night - it shows a cute little baby penguin being TICKLED!  You can hear him shrieking with laughter, really!  Here is the link if you would like to see:    Let me know what you think x
Happy weekend x
Little Claire xxx

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

While we were at Stamparama, Stevenage........

Cards to share........
We enjoyed a fabulous weekend recently at the Stamparama Show in Stevenage and a big hello to everyone who visited our stand, we hope you managed to see our lovely Heidi making her card creations - if you missed out or lived too far away, here is a selection of what was made on the day:

These two lovelies are made using our RWAV 4 Season Stamp Set; this set gives you a window with 4 different scenes - 1 for each season, so you can see that Heidi has used the Snowman scene for a super Christmas Card and then teamed two of the other scenes with lilac gingham for a cheery summer scene.

'Oh Little Town of Bethlehem' one of our NEW Red Gingham Designs, just love this card! Really love the blue theme and the big dotty ribbon.
Look at this!  Yet again, another wonderful card made with our Red Gingham Designs 'Cold, Crisp Kisses' stamp - this is currently Steve's favourite stamp and gingham paper is so perfect for Christmas.......
'Little George' sooo cute!  He is now back in stock after 'flying out' at Stevenage - You see, we certainly made Heidi work that day!!

And here is our RWAV Nativity Stamp Set - the stable doors open to reveal the Nativity Scene within
And here is the same set without the stable doors and using the sheep & crown from the set which also includes a circular sentiment too, it's great to see one stamp set being used in totally different ways.
So Thank You Heidi, we hope you had lots of fun on the day - our next DT showcase will be from Donna who will be joining us at Harrogate 10 & 11 September, Donna will be demonstrating and also running Breakfast Workshops with us each morning.
Hope you enjoyed our card ideas.

Little Claire xxx

Monday, 15 August 2011

Christmas Star

Just received these 3 lovelies from our DT Helen N, here is our 'Christmas Star' stamp - we love this design:
Our two little hedgehogs mounted onto Small White Dots on Red paper, White Swirl on White Organda Ribbon and White Candi all available from our website:
The paper used here is Snowflakes on Dark Blue, again available from our web.........

And this lovely card shows one of our 12 Christmas Sentiments put to good use - thanks Helen, we love these little chaps and your cards are gorgeous.
Do you likey too?  Well here is some Good News, this stamp sells for £5.50 BUT for one day only STARTING NOW: 21.20GMT 15.08.11 you can find this stamp 'Christmas Star' on our web for just £3.99! (while stocks last!) So grab it quick while you can!  (you heard it first on our blog!)
If you visited us at Stevenage this weekend, thank you & hello!  We enjoyed a super day, all of our customers where so lovely and we had such a laugh, you really made it worth the journey.  We will upload all the lovely cards that Heidi made on the day to share with you tomorrow.
Little Claire xxx

Friday, 12 August 2011

Little Claire's Monthly Challenge # 12 - Wedding/Anniversary Theme

Good morning, thank you to all that took part in our 'Things With Wing's' challenge last month, there were, as always, some fantastic entries. The winner of the wonderful collection of Little Claire goodies is :

Claire - Happy Days

Well done Claire, please contact Carol/Gill @ and they will send you your prize.

Our Top 2 entries, who have used Little Claire images last month are :

Marianne (Marianne's Craft Room)
Jen (The Tiny Blue Butterfly)

Please grab your blinkie from the sidebar and show it off on your blogs.

Onto our new Challenge, # 12 - the theme is : 'Wedding/Anniversary', we would like to see an image or wording relating to this theme, so get your thinking caps on and the Little Claire Design Team, cannot wait to pop on over to see what you come up with.

Our prize for the winner is this fabulous selection of goodies :

Here are the Design Team creations using Little Claire images which can be purchased via the Little Claire shop, along with lots of new gorgeous Christmas stamps from Red Gingham @ Little Claire. Click on the Red Gingham section on the tool bar.

Donna using 'Butterfly Tree' Stamp set

Gaynor using 'LC Large Flower' Stamp

Georgina using 'Lilies' image

Heidi using 'Love Birds' stamp

Heike using 'Lilies' stamp and 'Book, Rings & Cross' LC Die set

Helen N using 'Wedding' Stamp set

Helen R using 'Bees' stamp set

Louise using 'Butterfly Tree' stamp set

Maxine using 'Single Flower' image

To enter the challenge, there are a few rules to follow :

•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 (via link below) to your actual card, not just to your blog
•The challenge will close at 6pm on Friday 9th September 2011, the winner/top three will be announced on Saturday 10th September 2011 along with Challenge # 13.

Good luck and thanks for joining in!

The Little Claire Design Team

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Let's make it easy....


This pack contains no less than 36 circular sentiments all ready for you to pop out and mount - how easy is that!

Only £2.99 which works out less than 10p per greeting!

In this pack you will receive 12 unique Christmas Sentiments & 24 of Little Claire's original general greetings.

Just pop out and craft!
Use on their own, mount onto 'Nestie' backgrounds, apply glitter, glossy accent - the choice is yours; this little pack is perfect for your craft stash!
12 Christmas Greetings and 24 Mixed; just £2.99
Best wishes
Little Claire x

Friday, 5 August 2011

Our Club Stamp Set for August

August already!

Here are a selection of cards made using our current club stamp set for August, 'Rose Arbour'

designed by Helen Nile

designed by Gaynor Bloor

designed by Georgina Sweetenham
designed by Helen Richards
Hope you likey - Helen's card is made using the new Centre Step cards available now on our web  10 pre-cut & scored cards (& envs) for £4.99 and the 'Rose Arbour' is perfect for the new 'Nibs' for your ProMarkers, just place over the existing nib and you can colour such fine detail, great!
We are already working on the Club Set for September, this is a biggie, so brace yourselves, if we say so ourselves.... 'you are in for a treat!'
Happy weekend everyone.......
Little Claire xxx