Wednesday, 1 August 2012

01 August and here is the first showing.....

...of our NEW club stamp set for August Buttons & Bows :
Buttons & Bows - Little Claire's Stamp Set for August club
This great stamp set contains 5 stamp images and 2 text and is being sent to all of our club members for August, together with a project pack to make a card and lots more.  To find out how to join our club, please see our web or call us: 0844 800 4376.

Here are a selection of cards made by our Design Team using this set and the first one is by Georgina, it gives you a good view of most of the stamps included within the set, even the cutie 'handmade by' is included and the button:

designed by Georgina
and here is Heidi's card, where she has used the button to create a background and also as embellishments threading Bakers Twine through them (we will have Bakers Twine back in stock v soon, pls get in touch if you would like us to keep some by for you):
designed by Heidi
and Gaynor has made a feature of the bird & pincushion, used the buttons as a background and made a border of the button flowers and the circular sentiment is from our set of Sunshine Sentiments:
designed by Gaynor
Lovely Lilac from our Gemma who has place real buttons over the stamped image and we love the way she has dotted colour with her pens around the images too:
designed by Gemma
And finally, this is the card which all our club members will make from the club pack, designed by Helen N:
designed by Helen N
Not a member of our club?
Would you like to win yourself this months pack which includes:

  • This new stamp set
  • A pack including everything to make the card above
  • 2 more project ideas
  • A super duper (secret newsletter with exclusive offers)
  • Honourary membership of our club for the month of August where you will be entitled to claim 10% discount from all of your purchases with us during August 2012?

Then all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us where you will be and what you will be doing on CHRISTMAS DAY this year as there are only 145 days until Christmas!!!!

Sorry, love it or loath it - it's coming!!!  Our favourite day is Christmas Eve, when it comes to night time and the fairy lights are on, it just feels so magical..........

Get posting................we will choose a winner on Friday 03 August after midday.

Best of luck  (and we do love reading your comments)  Little Claire x


  1. I will be tucked in warmly at home my partner cooking dinner :-), my family around me having a relaxing time and few cheeky drinks, laughs and memories to keep love it!

  2. Hi Little Claire, normally I have the family here for Christmas, and the big "kids" help with cooking the roast, though I prepare a lot of it the night before, and we have my parents and MIL over (and unwrap presents together) so a full house. This year might be different as we have a new little grandson, maybe they will come to stay as usual I am not sure. They might want to stay home and have Christmas in their house, maybe we will be going there instead! It is too soon to know.
    Carol x

  3. I'll be in my kitchen in Sunniside cooking for the 6 most important people in my life. Long suffering husband Dave, constantly embarrassed children, Rob and Jen. My fun loving Peter Pan brother Ian and my "OMG when will it all be over nephew, Darryl. And a fabulous feast we will enjoy, that's if I don't burn the sprouts dry - again!

  4. Aagghhhhh only 145 days till Christmas!!!. I will be at home with my family on Christmas day. Since losing Mum in 08' it hasn't been the same but we try make the day the best we can and the family gather around and all muck in. Making sure we have a good laugh and a bit of alcohol!!!. Thank you for this opportunity of winning this gorgeous new stamp set. Hugs Clare xxx

  5. Loving the new buttons & bows stamps which will be great to use on cards for my crafty friends so I would love to win this week's prize.
    I will be cooking xmas dinner for my family this year & having them all to stay. Reminds me that I must start my xmas cards soon.

  6. I hope to be cooking lunch for hubbie, parents, sister, brother-in law & Milly (the dog)! Seems like xmas is just round the corner with this cold weather which reminds me that I need to start some xmas cards.
    Loving the new stamp set - this is my first comment on a blog so fingers crossed for a chance to win.

  7. I tried to put a comment on the blog but it wouldn't take it, so will put it here.
    If health permits I will be trying a new way to spend Christmas. On the beach in Australia with my only daughter, son in law and beautiful 3yr old Granddaughter Jocelyn. If that is not possible, I will be at home playing with my new craft stuff that I will have treated myself to. I wonder what lovely stamps Little Claire will have produced by then????? Can't wait.!!!!!!!!

    Sent from my iPad
    Posted by Little Claire for Mary Cromack

  8. My husband will be at work on Christmas Day so I will stay at home with my two children, Tom 7 and Emma 5. We will sit and play all morning and then I'll cook Christmas dinner for any of my family who want to come!! We lost my Nana in January this year so it will be a little sad with out her.(she was 102)
    You never know, once the children are worn out and tucked up in bed I might get chance to do a bit of crafting!!
    Lorraine x

  9. First off the stamp set is sooooooooo cute !!

    I usually spend a few hours on Christmas morning with a lovely lady called Grace who is 94 years young and then have a late lunch with my brother (who I live with) and my two smashing dogs Hugo and Taz !!

    hugs Diane xx

  10. I will be at home cooking a meal for my husband and son who now doesn't live at home but is doing a Ph.d at University.

  11. Beautiful cards ... love your new stamps
    I'm hoping to spend my usual Christmas surrounded by my family and tucking in to my dinner (that my Mum and Aunt make! Lucky me!)
    Lynne :)

  12. adorable! thanks for the chance!
    i will be spending it with my family! it's a family tradition to have a nice home cooked meal and just celebrate together :). *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

  13. I will be at home with my husband, our two sons and two daughters, 4 granddaughters nd "the new arrival" will it be another granddaughter or will it be a grandson? who knows but whatever the sex we will love it just the same, then on the 27th of Dec we will be having a "good old knee's up" for our 30th wedding anniversary

  14. Will be spending my christmas day surrounded by my precious family. Cooking dinner will be a shared event and lunch will be followed by a good film and possibly an afternoon nap (lol).

  15. OMG 145 days to Christmas means it is only 147 days to my daughters wedding on the 27th.
    Hope to be having roast turkey with all the trimmings, but reckon I will be caught up in last minute wedding stuff.
    Cathy mc mahon

  16. Love this stamp set and thanks for the chance to win it.

    My partner and I go away to sunnier climes for Christmas. We spend it at the same hotel in Tunisia each year so we can relax and get away from all the hustle and bustle. x

  17. I will be at home with friends and family, we always have Christmas Brunch with Bucks Fizz and then open all the presents. We have our Christmas meal at about 8.00 in the evening after an afternoon of silly games and of course the obligatory BIG Film on TV. These stamps look lovely thanks for the chance to win. Jackie x

  18. Gorgeous, cute stamps, I absolutely love them.
    I'll be cooking dinner for my mum, husband & son, followed by a buffet tea when the rest of the family will arrive. Once everyone is on their way home if I've any energy left I'll be doing a spot of crafting whilst enjoying a little tipple!

  19. We will be spending Christmas quietly at home this year - warm sunny weather and time at the beach

  20. Fantastic comments girls, great to read through them, we can really picture the day and so interesting to hear how everyone spends their Christmas day x

  21. 13 bods (age range 10 to 90) will pile into one bedroom (known as the north wing) where Santa sacks will be demolished and many embarrassing early morning photos will be taken. Accompanied by the smell of roasting turkey, breakfast is eaten. We then share family gifts. Recovery is liquid! After games, Wii contests and the queen's speech, we have dinner. Washing up done everyone collapses and chills. The only crafting is origami napkins, beading or knitting.

  22. We always spend Christmas at home, Christmas Eve we have bit of a party with a buffet and drinkies with my family!! Play on the kinect, and then Christmas Day is prezzies and lunch!! Thanks for chance to win your new stamps! Hugs Ann xxx

  23. These stamps are fabulous and the samples are gorgeous. Not sure what we are doing yet but whatever it is will be fab cause I adore all things christmassy. If we are home, my husband will cook Christmas dinner - I suffer from M.E. so its difficult for me - he will spoil me rotten and his roasties are yummy xx

  24. My Chirstmas Day is a traditional one.
    Family, Food, Pressies, Games and Jigsaws.
    Love the samples for another great stamp.
    Crafty hugs

  25. Thank you so much for the chance to win this fabulous prize good luck to everyone.
    I will be working on Christmas day I work in an accident & emergency department but we are going to make it a fun day we will dress up and bring in goodies to eat.

  26. Xmas day this year I think will be spent with my family at my sisters, although we've not even invited yet! But St her turn! Lots of food and lots of pressies if I've been a good girl!!
    Wendy x

  27. As usual, at home, surrounded by family. Its a great day. Lots of home made gifts and home cooking. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize. Love Maxine. x

  28. Hopefully, if things go according to plan and treatment is finished, we will be spending our first Christmas ever away from home in a HOF house overlooking Lake Windermere and eating Christmas Lunch OUT. Thanks for this opportunity xxx