Friday, 30 September 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
This next card uses the 'Deck the Horns' stamp - a lovely circular card in a blue colour scheme.
And here's another gorgeous Christmas card using 'Mr Darcy's Christmas Post' - a red and white theme complete with bunting!
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
4 x 6" by 6" pink Bazzill
2 x 12" by 6" brown Bazzill (folded into card blanks)
4 x 6" by 6" pale pink spotted paper
1 x white peel off sheet with various sentiments
1 x brown and gold peel off sheet with various floral designs
1 x brown and gold peel off sheet featuring Victoria again and two other cute figure designs
1 metre of pink gingham ribbon
Small asst. of Chocolate and Marshmallow Card Candi
RRP is £9.80 but the pack is available for the bargain price of £6.00 which is a saving of nearly £4.00!!
This is a card we've made using the items in the pack and we have folded the brown Bazzill in to two 6" square card blanks ready for you to make the card!
Only available while stocks last so make sure you order straight away.
You can order here on the website but make sure you're quick!!
To begin you will need a piece of card 6.5 inches by 6.5 inches - score on the blue lines and cut on the red lines as shown in the photo below:
Stick front of A to back of B, sandwiching 1 in between, then stick front of C to back of D, sandwiching 2 in between. You will then be left with a box shape as shown in the photo below:
Die cut 2 largest labels (Donna has used Nestabilities Labels 23) out of card and then the next size down out of patterned paper. Also, die cut or punch a strip of A4 card for handle as shown in the photo below:
Stick the handles to the sides of box and the labels and patterned paper to the front and back as shown in the photo below:
Stamp Penguin Stuart, colour and fussy cut him or her out - Donna has made a girly one!
Stick Penguin Stuart on the front of the bag and decorate with die cut snowflake and sentiment. Add two bows to handle.
Fill with sweeties!
What do you think, girls? We'd love to hear your comments!
Monday, 19 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
Good night everyone, big day tomorrow for our day with Little Claire on the Wirral, will post photo's of our classes and share our cards very soon.
Little Claire x
Monday, 12 September 2011
So, it's the beginning of another week already and time for another weekly project from one of our Design Team members. This week's project is from Helen Nile and uses our very cute owl set "The Right Time" which you can find here on the website plus the matching circle sentiment from "Claire's Sentiments" which you can buy as a stamp set here or as part of our die cut sentiment pack here.
“The Right Time” stamp set and “Claire’s Sentiments” stamp set
Square 6” card blank
Pink and tan gingham papers from Little Claire
Dark brown card
White Card Candi
Circle and scalloped circle dies
And here are the instructions:
1. Place the square card blank in front of you open, with the long edges at the top and bottom. Score a line diagonally across one half of the card blank from the central fold to the top corner and then fold
2. Open the card out again and decorate the panel that is not folded – this will form the base of the easel card. Layer the dark brown card, tan gingham paper and pink gingham paper as shown.
3. Cut a panel of card which is the same size as the card blank (ie 6” square) and decorate in the same way as the base – this is the top of the easel.
4. Stamp the larger owl image from “The Right Time” set and then die cut the stamped image using the circle die. Stamp the matching circle sentiment from “Claire’s Sentiments” and die cut with the smaller circle die. Die cut scalloped circles to match both of these from dark brown card. Stamp one of the flowers (from the branch) in “The Right Time” set and carefully cut this out. Colour the images using Promarkers. The colours used are shown in the photo below.
5. Glue the single flower to the circle panel as shown on the final card and stick the circles and scalloped circles together. Stick the larger circle and scalloped circle in the middle of the top panel.
6. Stick the front panel of the card to the folded part of the card blank being careful to only stick it to one half of the folded panel – make sure you have the right panel by testing how the card will look folded up before sticking the front panel down.
7. Attach foam pads to the sentiment scalloped circle and then stick this in the bottom corner of of the pink panel of paper on the base using the photo at the top of this post as a guide - this will act as the "stopper" and keep the front panel standing up. Finish with white Card Candi coloured with Sandstone and Pink Carnation Promarkers.
Hope you enjoy this week's project!
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Our winner this month, chosen by random organiser is :-
Judy - Well Done Judy!!! Your card was gorgeous!
Please contact Gill/Carol @ email@example.com and they will forward on your prize.
Our Top Three are :
Now onto September's challenge, we would like to see your Black & White creations. They can be cards, scrap pages or projects. You do no have to use a Little Claire image to join in, but if you do, you can also be in with a chance of being chosen for our Top Three.
Here is the prize for the lucky winner of this month's challenge, wow what wonderful goodies!
It consists of: 4 x Christmas baubles paper, 4 x Jingle bells paper, 4 x Crimson Bazzilll, 4 x Pine Bazzill, 1 x sheet handmade stickers, 1 x sheet Red Gingham die-cut Christmas sentiments and 1 x Little Claire Poinsettia Corner stamp
Here are the Design Team creations, aren't they fabulous? Please leave us a comment, we love to receive them.
Donna using 'Spikey Flower Set' & sentiment from 'Gerbera' set
Gaynor using 'Daisy the Campervan' image & Red Gingham Sentiment stamps
Georgina using Red Gingham 'Oh Christmas Tree' & Sentiment stamps
Heidi using 'Spikey Flower' image, Red Gingham Circle Sentiment & LC Die-cut Circles
Heike using 'A Little Bird told me' Stamp set.
Helen N using 'Single Flower' image & Peel-off from 'Butterfly Tree' set
Louise using 'Christmas Westie' stamp
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, 7th October 2011, the winner/top three will be announced on Saturday 8th October 2011 along with Challenge # 14.
Good luck and thanks for joining in!
The Little Claire Design Team
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Card Recipe :
'Made for Men' stamp set - Little Claire
14 x 14" White Card Blank
My Mind's Eye Paper 'Portabello Road' Paper
Light Brown Card
Inks : Black Momento & Vintage Photo Distress Inks
Promarkers Used : Vanilla, Tan, Caramel, Crimson, China Blue, Cool Grey 3, Ice Grey 1 & Ice Grey 2
Brown Card Candy
1. Firstly, cut out a square measuring 13.5 x 13.5 inches, another measuring 13 x 13" of MME paper. Ink around edges of white card blank and square of card and paper using Vintage Photo ink pad.
2. Using black Momento inkpad, stamp out bottle/glass, shoes & book/glasses images onto white card. Leave an edge around images and cut mats of brown card, slightly larger thank images.
3. Colour in with Promarkers. Ink around edges as before and doodle a black line around images.
4. Stick down brown card and paper square onto white card blank. Then place and stick matted images around the card at angles. Add two brown card candy to left of project.
5. Wrap around linen thread twice and tie a bow towards the top of the card. Add glossy accents to bottle, glass, shoe tips and glass lenses and leave to dry.
Hope you have enjoyed this week's project, please leave us a comment below.