Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday Blog Project

Morning all, Friday 29th November and it is my turn – Gaynor for the Friday Project from Little Claire – tis also my good friend Sue’s Birthday and hubbie and I are off to watch War Horse in Manchester this evening………

For today’s project I am sharing Sue’s card – hope she doesn’t mind.  I am also using the new December Club Set from Little Claire.  There are four different element images plus two sentiments included in this set – Canal Scene.

I have used a 6” x 6” scalloped base card, backing paper from Little Claire; yellow card from the stash used a Memory Box bow swirl die, a little flower punch.  Black mementos ink pad, black adhesive crystals, glitter glue and glossy accents.

Promarkers as shown.
I have inked around the edges of all the elements with the dark grey.  The swan image is stamped twice.  Paper layered and fixed as shown.

The swan image is stamped twice again and the little cygnets cut out and added to main stamped work to cover up some of the image lines to extend the artwork.
The tiny punched flowers are shaped and added to the card as shown with adhesive black stones to the centres.................."Black Eyed Susie" - I wonder if Sue will make the link!

I have added glossy accents and glitter glue to the “water” to create additional dimension and interest.

I hope you like my little make – and club members are pleased with your new Club pack………if you would like to join the project club please check out the details on the Little Claire Website

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The end of the month already!

Where does the time go?
So here we are at Little Claire busy processing our monthly clubs, we've cut and packed the stamps, created the projects, cut and packed the project sheets and filled our newsletter with an exclusive preview of our new releases (not seen by anyone yet) with a super offer to all of our club members for the new stamps - exciting!
Here is Steve caught on camera right now putting the club packs into envelopes:

Doesn't he look happy in his work?  We give him a couple of hours processing and then of course it's time to make us girls a coffee lol
So if you are a Little Claire club member, look out for the postie this week as your pack is on it's way - and check out the exclusive preview of the first of our new stamps, they've already proven to be a big hit with our teamies!

Little Claire xxx

Monday, 25 November 2013

Little Claire Likes - 'Feed the Birds'

Hello, here is another 'Little Claire Likes'.  Today, we are showcasing the lovely stamp set 'Feed the Birds', which can be purchased at the special price of £6.99 (normally £8.99) until Thursday, 28th November, or whilst stocks last.
Heidi has altered a bag using the stamp set.  She has made a tag with the sentiment, added some gorgeous tartan ribbon and stickles to show snow.  It is such great little set, which can make so many variations of cards.
Here are the products used :
Bazzill 'Crimson' cardstock - £0.50 per sheet
Craft Creations - 'Christmas Borders' paper - £0.50p per sheet
White A4 Superior Stamping cardstock - £3.50
Tartan Ribbon - £3.50 per reel
Dovecraft Baker's Twine Pack of 3 - £1.90
Promarkers : Pear Green, Putty, Rose Pink, Sandstone, Caramel, Pastel Beige, Ruby & Khaki.
(Brown bag, dies, black fine-liner pen, button, scraps of green card & bling stones from stash)
 Bag Instructions :
(1) Cut a square of 'Crimson' Bazzill cardstock and one of the 'Christmas Borders' paper, stick together and onto bag. 
(2) Cut a square of white stamping cardstock, stamp up image and colour in. Edge with fine-liner pen.
(3) Cut an oblong of red card and a smaller one of white card, stamp up sentiment, colour in robin and stick down.
(4) Die-cut postage shape and flower with leaves, stick leaves to flower.
(5) Die-cut two small bird shapes, edge with red inkpad
(5) Stick image down onto shape and stick to bag.
(6) Using tartan ribbon, tie bow to bag handle.
(7) Make a hole in top of tag and cut ends to points, attach to bag handle.
(8) Thread bakers twine through button, stick to box.
(9) Add stones & stickles to bag.

We do hope you have enjoyed our project today.

The Little Claire Design Team


Friday, 22 November 2013

Lots of Stocking Owls

Hi! It's Georgina with this week's Friday Blog project. I have used the lovely Stocking Owls stamp from Little Claire for my card. I used a brown and red colour scheme for my card.
To make this card you will need:
210 x 99mm Kraft card blank
Smooth white card
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Black fineliner
Stickles: Crystal and Cinnamon
Glossy Accents
ProMarkers: Berry red, Pastel blue, Walnut, Gold, Caramel, Tan , Sandstone and Cocoa.
1. Cut a piece 190x79mm of smooth white card.
2. Stamp the owl stamp in the middle of the white card first, then stamp the owl image again each side of the centre image.
3. Colour the stamped image with ProMarkers.

4. Attached the coloured image to the kraft card blank.
5. Use a fineliner to draw the swirly lines around the edge of the white panel and card blank, as shown below.

6. To finish the card add Stickles and Glossy Accents to the owl's eyes.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

We enjoyed a day of card making on Saturday...

...and had a great time, it was lovely to catch up with a great bunch of ladies and we met some new faces too, Helen N designed a wonderful selection of cards - here is a selection of what we made in the morning:

Post-it Note Holder
We made a Post-it note holder and here is the front cover decorated with our Poppies stamp and black gems, we made one Christmas card with our Christmas Geese stamp set and we covered the images with Glitter Film (love the purple swirly paper):

 Christmas Geese
'Your so Tweet' stamp and one of our 'Postcard Greeting' stamps came together to produce a lovely twisted easel card in browns and reds:

You're so tweet
and shades of blue worked really well for our Butterfly Blossom card and we decoupaged the butterfly:

Butterfly Blossom
and finally, a good old concertina tag card made using our Changing Tree Baking stamp set and again two stamps from our Postcard Sentiments stamp set:

CT Baking
So we enjoyed a very busy morning on our classes, we were all very well behaved lol, and Steve especially, kept us supplied with lots of refreshments (we do love the mini rolls!)

What did we make in the afternoon? We'll show you soon...............

Our next Little Claire classes run in January,  please click here for more information.

Litttle Claire xxx

Monday, 18 November 2013

Little Claire Likes - 'Little Owl Family'

Good morning,
Here is another 'Little Claire Likes' for you, this week it is the turn of the 'Little Owl Family''.  Heidi has made a Christmas Stepper card teaming this cute image with some festive papers and, using one of our 'Christmas Postcard' sentiments.
The papers are from the 'First Edition - Nordic Christmas' paper pad and go really well with this gorgeous image.
We are offering this cute little stamp for only £3.99 (normally £5.50) until Thursday, 21st November or whilst stocks last.
Just pop over HERE to get yours.
Here is Heidi's card :
Products Used on Card :
Glitter Domes - £1.99 per pack
Promarkers : Sandstone, Caramel, Khaki, Pastel Beige & Pear Green - £1.70 each
(Snowflake die & ribbon from stash)
 Card Instructions :
(1) Fold one half of the card down and score edge well.
(2) Cut two sizes of the paper from the paper pack and stick down onto the card, at the front and inside, once edges have been inked with brown inkpad.
(3) Onto a square of white stamping card, stamp up image and postcard sentiment, colour in image.
(4) Edge all elements with brown inkpad.
(5) Stick image down onto card centrally.
(6) Cut a long strip of paper, cover with ribbon and tie a large bow, attach with sticky dot.
(7) Back postcard sentiment with paper, stick down and attach snowflake and domes to card.
(8) Add stickles to image, leave to dry.
 We do hope you have liked our project today, please don't forget to take advantage of our great offer which is for the limited period only.
We will be sharing another 'Little Claire Likes' next Monday.
The Little Claire Team

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 39 - Christmas Theme

Hello and welcome to another challenge.
We had a great selection of entries into our November challenge, 'A Child's Birthday'.
We have a winner, randomly chosen : Rachel - Fisher's Cards & Crafts

Here is her card

Well Done! Please contact our lovely Carol (, who will forward on your prize.

Also we have a two blogs that deserve to take the blinkie from the sidebar - they have used Little Claire images and made gorgeous cards.

# 21 - Maxine
# 31 - Elaine

This month we are going with the theme of 'Christmas', so we would like to visit your blogs to see your creations with that theme.  It can be made using using a Little Claire image or any other. Christmas papers and embellishments, its up to you.

Here is the prize on offer, apologies for the poor picture

 It includes :

Dovecraft Christmas Tree Stamp
Little Claire Swirly Flowers Stamp
Little Claire Feed the Birds Stamp Set
36 Assorted Die Cut Sentiments
Assorted Christmas Greetings Sticker Sheet
5 12 x 12 Sheets Christmas Papers
The Design Team have surpassed themselves this month, all of their 'Christmas' theme cards are just glorious! Take a look -
DT Cards
Diane has used
'Owlgate' stamp set
Gaynor has used
Gemma has used
Georgina has used
 Heidi has used
Helen N has used
'Little One' stamp & sentiment from 'Snowman Bunting'
Helen R has used
Lozzy has used

Here is an email entry from Debra Figg, it is using our lovely image 'Merry Kissmas'
Here are the rules to follow when entering our challenges :
(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 blog.
(8) The challenge finishes on Friday, 12th December 2013 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (#40) will be open on Saturday, 13th December 2013.

Good Luck, we do hope our design team cards have inspired you to get crafting!

The Little Claire Team


Friday, 15 November 2013

Fridays Blog Project using Stocking Owls

Hi everyone and hope you all ok and had a good week..
Its Lozzy here with this weeks Fridays Blog Project. I have made this lovely box card using Little Claire's Stocking Owls. Im not sure if you call it a box card, please let us no if im wrong and if you no what its called..
To make this

I used

Little Claire Stocking Owls stamp
Little Claire Christmas Postcard Sentiment Stamp
x cut oval die and snowflake punch
snow acetate
A4 white card
A4 red glitter card
red ribbon
dovecraft gems
scoring board
glues, scissors and foam pads

1st I trimed the A4 white card to 14cm wide and left the length at 30cm
scored lines at 12cm 14cm 26cm 28cm

cut 10.5cm by 11cm out using craft knife

cut acetate and red glitter card 13.5cm by 11.5cm 
glued onto white card

coloured the lovely owls used different green pro markers

added a few gems to the bottom of owls
used foam pads to stick on red card

turned over to front and added punched out red glitter snowflakes
stamped happy Christmas postcard sentiment and added a bit of ribbon to the back
then glued on plus added a few more gems

fold and glue the tab
and that's it a lovely Box Christmas Card

will also fold flat to go in a envelope

Hope you pop back tomorrow as its the start of a new challenge.
Take care
Lozzy and the Design Team

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Caught Steve with his latex gloves on!

Steve's back from the NEC and had a fantastic show, thank you everyone who visited our stand and bought Little Claire stamps, he is now in the garage making more as we have a big class day this coming Saturday with lots of lovely ladies making lots of lovely cards - can't wait!
Here's a picture that I took of him with his machines making stamps this morning:

It's really cold in the garage and he puts his music on so loud, we all keep away from him, but he seems happy in his work?
We are busy in the office finalising new designs to release in January and we are really excited as we have some great ideas and we can't wait to show them off.

OK - here's a competition just for fun; can you guess what stamps Steve is making in this picture?  Have a go and if you put the link from our website to your chosen stamp onto our new facebook page (Little Claire Designs) and tell us which stamp you think it is then we will announce the winner(s) on Monday 18 November - just take a guess, choose your stamp and you never know it may be sent out to you!

Please use our new facebook page Little Claire Designs to leave your guess.

Don't miss the Friday project tomorrow - best wishes
Little Claire xxx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Little Claire Likes - 'Tea Party'


Good morning, here is another 'Little Claire Likes', today using the very feminine set 'Tea Party'.

It's a lovely set that can be mixed and matched on your cards.  You can purchase it for the special price of £6.99 (normally £8.99) until Thursday 14th November or whilst stocks last.

Here is Heidi's card, using the set.

Here are the products used :

Little Claire 'Tea Party' stamp & sentiment set - £6.99
First Edition 'Floral Pavilion' Paper Pad - £7.50
White A4 Superior Stamping Cardstock - £3.50
Momento 'Rich Cocoa' inkpad - £3.90
Promarkers : Blossom, Putty, Almond, Sandstone, Caramel, Pastel Beige, Khaki and Cool Grey I
(From stash : White card blank, Pink twine and White pearls)

Card Instructions :

(1) Cut a piece of pink dotty paper to measure 14cms x 14cms.
(2) Cut a piece of pink flowery paper to measure 13.5cms x 13.5cms, stick pieces together.
(3) Cut three square of white card to measure 5cms square, stamp up the three images onto these, using Momento inkpad. Colour in.
(4) Cut three squares, 5.5cms square of pink dotty paper, stick images down onto these.
(5) Cut two lengths of pink dotty paper to measure 1.5cms x 14cms, stick down onto paper.
(6) Wrap pink twine around card twice, centrally.
(7) Stick images down as shown.
(8) Add white pearls to images and on pink dotty strips of paper.

We do hope you have enjoyed the project today.  We will be sharing another next Monday.

The Little Claire Team


Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday's project- Deck the Horns

 Morning peeps !!

 Diane here with this weeks friday project !! I thought I'd show you how to make this fab door hanger for Christmas using "Deck The Horns"

 You will need:
A wooden door hanger blank
Little Claires "Deck the Horns" stamp
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas paper pad
White and black card
8 buttons
White dotty and red dotty ribbon
3 gold bells
Black "Happy Christmas" stickers
 Spellbinder dies-Snowflake Pendent and Labels Eight
1- Cover your wooden hanger with chosen paper, I've used the red and green spotty paper and distress the edges with a craft knife.

2- Stamp"Deck The Horns" image onto a piece of white card and colour in using promarkers, then die cut out with Labels Eight die. Using the same die onto a piece of black card draw round outside and cut out. Distress edges and glue both pieces together, add "Happy Christmas" stickers and then mount onto front of door hanger.

3- Tie a piece of twine through each of the 8 buttons, glue 6 in a line along front of hanger.

4- Die cut one large snowflake from piece of white card.

5- Cut one legth of white dotty and one length of red dotty ribbon and tie a big bow. Gently heat with heat gun to crinkle ribbon. Now glue snowflake and one red button onto bow and then glue onto top of door hanger.

6- Onto a piece of red dotty ribbon, thread three gold bells and then crinkle ribbon with heat gun and glue to front of hanger.

7-  Make a bow using white dotty ribbon and then crinkle with heat gun and glue on top of red ribbon with bells. Now glue last red button in centre of bow.

 Little Claire have so many christmas stamps that would look great on this door hanger, why not have a look and make your own fab door hanger in time for christmas !!

hugs Diane xx