Monday, 30 April 2012

Little Claire's club stamps for MAY

Introducing our 'Loverly Jubblies' - King Robert & Queen Daisy.........
Club Stamp for May
This gorgeous stamp comes complete with a circular sentiment 'Celebration' and is available from today as our May club set complete with a pack ready for you to make this card:
from Helen N
and here are a couple more cards from our DT's for you:
from Gaynor

from Georgina

from Gemma
from Donna
from Heidi
from Helen  R
from Lyndsey
from Maxine
from Net
There are 5 more 'loverlies' in this collection, you can see them on our web here and we will showcase a new 'Loverly Jubblie' each day here on our blog.
Did you get some of the sunshine today?  We did and it is our Carol's birthday so she had the day off (lucky girl) and Steve has just shouted through that we are in for heavy rain tomorrow, so it looks like you'll all have to get your crafting stash out and play!
Best wishes
Little Claire x

Friday, 27 April 2012

Changing Tree Winner!

Once again, thank you all for taking the time to comment on our New Changing Tree set of stamps, Steve has drawn a winner who is Pam (Pamscrafts Blog) - Well done Pam!  Please email carol stating Changing Tree winner to claim your prize.
We have had such a busy day today, Steve & Helen have been making none less than 3 videos; one showing our Bunting, one for our Changing Tree & one for our new club set for May - you can see all our vids over on our web: Little Claire and Helen has a great tip to share with you when using the Bunting Set.
Weekly Project:
With all that is going on, our weekly project which has been designed by Georgina has moved down the page - please have a scroll and take a look as she has designed a gorgeous Wedding Changing Tree card together with instructions for how to make it.
designed by Maxine
Signing off with a Changing Tree card designed by Maxine Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Little Claire x

Three part tree

video
Here is one of our latest videos for the amazing 3 part tree, lots of card examples and the end. Enjoy x

New Video of the Bunting Alphabet

One of three new videos on Utube, this one is the Bunting set and Alphabet/Numbers x

here

Weekly blog project - Changing Tree

Good morning! It's my turn (Georgina) for the weekly blog project. The stamp set I have used for the card in the lovely new Changing Tree stamp set.

This is my card for the weekly project. I have chosen a wedding theme for my card.

To make this card you will need:
A6 white card blank
Silver card
Smooth white card for stamping
Silver ribbon
Crystal Stickles
Gold Dimension Pearls
Gems
Foam pads
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Nestabilites: Classic Oval and Classic Scalloped Ovals
ProMarkers:Pastel Blue, Leaf Green, Forest Green, Tan, Caramel, Antique Pink, Cocktail Pink, Baby Pink, Cocoa, Henna. Cool Grey 1-3.

Instruction:
1. Die cut an oval of white card and stamp the tree trunk with the black ink pad as shown below.

2. Stamp the individual wedding themed stamps on and around the tree. Colour the stamped image with ProMarkers.

3. Die cut a scalloped oval of silver card and attached the coloured stamp oval onto it.

4. Cut a 95mm x 138mm piece of white card. Onto this stamp the wedding bell image as shown below. Colour the stamped image with ProMarkers and add this to a 105 x 148mm piece of silver card. Also attached the oval with foam pads.

5. Attach a strip of silver ribbon across the silver panel before adding it to a A6 card blank. Tie a bow from the silver ribbon and attach this to the card. To finish add gems and Stickles.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Bunting Winner!

Such a lot of entries to our 'Hunting for Bunting' draw, thank you so much for taking the time to comment, it was wonderful to see such positive feedback and the lucky winner drawn at random from Steve's hat is:
Jules http://julescard.blogspot.co.uk/ who said: 'Oh love it!!!!! i would use this bunting on everything!!!!(well my cards) lol! having the full alphabet is really handy too!
Very well done Jules, please contact carol stating 'Bunting' to claim your prize.
Bunting & Changing Tree! designed by Georgina
Bunting & Changing Tree, designed by Georgina
We will announce the winner of our Changing Tree  set tomorrow - look at the lovely cards above, see the Bunting & Changing Tree working so well together, these really are our favourite designs right now!
If it is raining where you are today, then we hope these pics cheer you up, keep smiling!


Little Claire x

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Changing Tree - Just for Me!

Whew! What a response yesterday to the release of our Bunting Set and thank you for such great comments - are you ready for our next unveiling......

Little Claire's Changing Tree - this super new stamp set gives you all the stamps you see here (below the trees) plus the Tree Base and you simply stamp your lovely little images onto the tree to make your own designs.
We have included stamps for you to make an Owl Tree, a Music Tree & a Wedding Tree - all from the one set! But of course you can mix & match to make limitless combinations, whatever takes your fancy!
And the little stamps within this pack don't have to be used just with the tree, you can use them with all of your other stamps as you have Music Notes, 3 types of Owls, Birds, Flowers, Leaves, a Birdhouse, Violin, Love Birds, Wedding Bells....so much choice, and best of all this Changing Tree set is available NOW here for just £8.99

Inspiration Time, Cards from our DT's:
Music Tree designed by Helen N
Owl Tree designed by Georgina (with our Bunting!)
Wedding Tree designed by Maxine
Music Tree designed by Donna
Owl Tree designed by Heidi
Owl Tree designed by Helen R (and our Bunting!)
   So you see, you can design your own trees or use the huge range of stamps with your other creations, borders, corners, accents, whatever you like - and we hope that you like this new set, as usual please leave a comment and tell us what you think and we will draw a lucky winner of this Changing Tree set on Friday 27 April.

Talking about Winners: we have a winner for our weekly Blog Candy -  'Melissa' (Sunshine Honeybee)
Well done Melissa, please contact carol@littleclaire.co.uk to claim your Great Outdoors Stamp Set - New Challenge Coming Soon!


Little Claire x



Monday, 23 April 2012

Are you Hunting for some Bunting?

NEW from Little Claire:  Bunting Stamp Set!  Whooooo Hooooo!!!
Here is our fantastic New, Bunting Set exclusively designed for us by our wonderful DT Georgina and we just LOVE IT!
This new Bunting stamp set contains:

The Full Alphabet
Numbers 0 - 9
'!' '&' - (so you can put for example 'Mum & Dad')
Blank Buntings
Bunting Row
Embellishments

All together you get approx 46 stamps and it is online now here right now for just £8.99!
Note to all of our Club Members: you still have until the end of this month to claim your Bunting Set at the special club price offer - everyone in our club who has ordered this stamp set will receive it with their club pack for May which will be sent out this week.

Here are a selection of cards made by our lovely Design Team:

gorgeous card designed by Maxine using 'Henny Penny' & sentiment from 'Sunshine Sentiment' set, all Little Claire
gorgeous card designed by Donna, using 'Rainy Days' stamp by Little Claire - see the use of the Bunting border on both cards
gorgeous card designed by Georgina using 'At Home' stamp by Little Claire - 'New Home' made using our Bunting
Bunting from card above in more detail
gorgeous card designed by Helen R using 'Beach Huts' stamp set & 'Bunting'
 That's just a snippet of the lovely cards that you can see on the gallery here we love this set, it is proving to be very useful and we hope that the cards give you inspiration.

Would someone out there in blogland like to win a set for themselves? 

Please leave us a comment stating how you would use this Bunting Set and we will draw a lucky winner by 10am this Thursday 26 April - Good Luck x

Friday, 20 April 2012

Weekly Project- Butterfly Tag :)

Hello there and happy Friday to you all! It is my turn (Helen R) to create and post the weekly project this week :)

I have chosen to use the gorgeous 'Butterfly Tree' stamp set to create a tag and here are the step by step instructions to make this project:

You will need:
Butterfly Tree stamp set
Claire's Sentiment stamp
Black Memento ink
Yellow ribbon
Blue pearls
Yellow gems
Blue ink

1. Die cut a large tag out of white card. Stamp out the main butterfly tree image and sentiment from the same set using black Memento ink. Do the same with a circular sentiment stamp. Die cut the smaller sentiment.
2. Colour the main image and circular sentiment using ProMarkers.

3. Cut out the image and sentiment. Ink around the edges of these, the tag and the second sentiment with pale blue ink.


4. Cut a 7.5 cm x 6.5 cm rectangle of yellow gingham and mount on yellow cardstock. Repeat with blue gingham paper on blue cardstock.

5. Mount all elements as shown on the picture below. Add pearls, gems and ribbon to embellish.

And there we go! Hope you like it! :) Have a great day and a lovely weekend! x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

New Digi Background Paper

Thursday morning and the sun is just peeking out here, so our cats are happy to venture outside and all is well.
We have a new Digi Background paper especially designed for Little Claire by our lovely talented Georgina, 
We are beginning to collect a good range of papers and you can download this great Nautical one Here  for just 50p.
Georgina's Card using Seascape Stamps & Background paper (all Little Claire)

Don't forget, if you are in Ireland, the Belfast show starts today and runs until Saturday 21 April and Steve is there with lots of super Little Claire goodies
     Here he is - 'stand by your beds!' he had a choppy journey over the Irish Sea on Tuesday night, so please drop by and say hello if you are in the area.
Spotted this when out and about the other day:
Such a sweet little flower growing out of a dry sandstone wall, against all the odds, so it just goes to show:
even if it feels like everything is against you - Never Give Up!
Little Claire x

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

and the winner is.....

Chosen totally at random, this week's winner for our weekly Blog Candy is mags http://magagiscraftybits.blogspot.co.uk well done Mags, please contact carol@littleclaire.co.uk (stating RWAV Beach hut wkly blog candy)  to claim you prize which is our RWAV Beach Hut stamp set and thank you to everyone who entered - we really do pick our winners at random so here is another chance to win stash for your pash!
'The Great Outdoors' this set contains 7 stamps including text and it is
'The Great Outdoors'
one super set, suitable for both the guys and the gals, lots of uses here and see how we've left the signpost blank for your own text - fancy your chances to win? Here's what you need to do:

1. You must be a follower of this blog.
2. Post a picture of the blog candy with a link back to this post on your blog  
3. Leave a comment on this post with your blog address.  
4. The blog candy will close at midnight next Monday, 23 April and we'll announce the lucky winner on Tuesday 24 April.
5. If you don't have a blog, you can still join in - leave a comment on this post and let us know that you don't have a blog.
Here is a selection of fine cards made with 'The Great Outdoors':
beautiful card designed by Donna
beautiful card designed by Gaynor Bloor
beautiful card designed by Georgina Sweetenham
Good Luck!  Little Claire xxx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 20 'Doing the Rounds'

Good morning, it's challenge time again. Thank you to all of you that took part in our 'Spring' themed challenge, so wonderful entries again.

Our winner this month of the lovely 'Flossie' stamps is :

Kimberley - # 5

Well done, your card was beautiful, full of the joys of Spring! Please can you contact Carol@littleclaire.co.uk so that your prize can be forwarded on to you.

To our top three, again some wonderful creations using Little Claire images.

# 3 - Louise
# 25 - Liza W.
# 107 - Stargroves

Well done ladies! You can take the Little Claire blinkie for your blogs.

We have a great theme this month to challenge you, 'Doing the Rounds'! We want to see lots of circles, spots & dots. Our DT cards below, will help with inspiration. We would love you to use Little Claire images but others are welcome too. If you want to purchase any of the LC images used below, pop on over to the on-line shop via Here .

The prize on offer this month is two fabulous stamps - 'Lazy Days' & 'Room with a View - Garage'. Here a couple of sample cards, showing them.










Here are our Design Team cards and we are welcoming our new members, Annette, Gemma, Isabelle, Lyndsey and Zoe (some DT cards are to follow).




Firstly,

Annette using 'Car' image and 'Sunshine Sentiment'



Donna - using 'Birdhouse Garland'



Gaynor - using 'Catapult Bert & Cupcakes from Cupcake Tree'

Gemma - using 'Catapult Bert



Georgina - using 'Seascape'



Heidi using 'Large Butterfly' & 'Sunshine Sentiments'



Helen N - using 'Swirly Whirly - Poppies'


Helen R - using 'Blissful' & 'Sunshine Sentiments'



Isabelle - using digi image 'Lydia goes Shopping'



Maxine - using 'Wheelbarrow with Flowers' and 'Sunshine Sentiments'



To enter our challenge, please follow the rules below to qualify :

(1) You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw.

(2) Only those using Little Claire stamps will qualify for a Top 3 badge.

(3) You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES ONLY PLEASE and you may combine with other challenges.

(4) You MUST follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only.

(5) Please provide a link to our blog in your post.

(6) Please leave a link (via link below) to your actual card, not just to your blog.

(7) Please turn off Word Verification on your blogs,it makes it so much easier & quicker to leave a comment on your blogs.

(8) The challenge finishes on Friday 11th May @ 18.00pm and the new challenge (#21) will be open on Saturday 12th May 2012 .

Good luck!


The Little Claire Team






xxxxx