Thursday, 28 January 2016

Irresistible Images Handbag

Morning guys !!

Here's a little project for you using LC Designs "Irresistible Images". A cute handbag with five note cards and envelopes inside.  Would make a fab prezzie for a friend, mum, teacher, sister etc.

You will need:
LC Designs "Splodge" paper pack
LC Designs Dinkie Mini Scallop cards
green card
black tartan ribbon
one purple button
one green button
 green ink pad
fine line black pen 

1: Cut a piece of green card 6 3/4'' x 9 3/4''. Then score and cut as seen in photo. Cut another two pieces of green card 1/2'' x 11'' for handbag handles.

2: Next fold up the two 4 1/4; pieces and fold in the two 1 1/4'' sides and glue. This forms the handbag. Now glue handles either side.

3: Next cut a piece of Splodge paper to 4'' x 4'', ink edges with green and glue to front of bag. Then take on Irresistible image, ink edges with green and glue to front of bag adding a wavy black line all round image using the fine line black pen.

4: Cut a 1'' piece of Splodge paper, fringe one edge and roll to make quill flower and glue, then add purple and green button to middle. Make a black gingham ribbon bow and attach to top left of handbag adding quilled flower.

5: Take five Irresistible images and ink all edges with green ink and then add black wavy line using black fine line pen round edges.. Glue each onto front of a Dinkie mini scalloped card.

6; Add all five cards and envelopes to handbag and you now have a super little gift !!

hugs Diane xx

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Simply Homemade Magazine

Our Design Team member Helen had three of her cards featured in Simply Cards magazine last month and one of them also appeared on the cover of the magazine!

She made three cards using our 'Silhouette Romance' Irresistible Images which you can find here on the website.  There's a great range of these image packs to choose from - all pre-coloured and cut square although you can die cut them into different shapes if you want to.  They are great for quick cards or if you're making cards in bulk.  You can see the whole range here on the website.

Here are the cards:

As well as the image panels, Helen also used a selection of LC Designs Dinkies sentiments - you can find the full range here.

And in keeping with the romantic theme; Helen also created this super make:

Irresistible Images - Roses
With our Irresistible Images pack 'Roses' see the pack here  WOW! isn't this just gorgeous, clean and simple, perfect for a wedding, get well, mum or birthday etc...  we love it!
Competition Time

If you would like to win yourself one of our Irresistible Images packs to make cards like these then just leave us a comment, based on romance - who would be your perfect dinner date? mmm., can think of a few nice candidates, don't get us started, Cap'n Ross Poldark anyone? 
We will pick 2 lucky winners next Tuesday 02 Feb, good luck!

And here is our lucky winner from last weeks' competition 

Jane Willis who said: Wonderful papers and the cards show the versatility of them beautifully. My favourite is the blue dandelion clock card, for the purely personal reason that dandelion clocks are among my absolute favourite images, Jane

Well done Jane please contact Gill with your details to receive your Dinkie Splodge paper pack.

Wherever you are, we hope you keep warm and dry, love LC xxx

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Dinkie Butterflies & Cat

Hello it`s Alli here with today's blog project and I was glad to be in my warm craft room making this card when the weather turned cold. I have wanted to use these amazing new splodge papers ever since I received them and as I had never made a tag card before I was really pleased with the result.

what you will need:
LC Designs Dinkies Butterfly Cat stamp
LC Designs Dinkies test To Lovely You
LC Designs Dinkies Text Happy Birthday
LC Designs Splodge paper pack - pink & yellow
Xcut 6" x 6" hearts embossing folder
6" x 6" white base card
good quality white card
white card to stamp onto
black Verrsa Fine ink pad
Peacock green/blue paper
colouring in implements
lilac pearl paper scraps
Peacock green/blue 3 1/2cm organza ribbon
small butterfly Tonic boot punch
larger butterfly punch

Cut a piece of card to the size of the embossing folder.
Emboss the card using the Xcut hearts embossing folder.
Cut the embossed card to 13.7mm x 13.7cm.
Mat and layer the card onto the Peacock green/blue paper.
Stick the paper/embossed card onto the white base card.

Cut the pink and yellow LC Designs splodge paper to 9.3cm x 9.3cm.
Mat and layer the splodge paper onto Peacock green/blue paper.
Stick the splodge paper combo onto the base card making sure that the darker pink colour is to the right hand side.

Using the LC Designs Dinkies Butterfly Cat stamp and the black Versa Fine ink pad stamp the image onto good quality card.
Colour the image.
Make the tag 4.8cm x 9.7cm.
Stick the tag onto the card at a jaunty angle.

Make a bow using the Peacock green/blue organza ribbon and stick it to the top of the tag.

sing the black Versa Fine ink pad and the LC Designs Dinkies Text stamp the sentiments "To Lovely You" and "Happy Birthday" stamp the sentiments onto white card.
Cut the text to size and stick onto the base card.

Using the Tonic small butterfly boot punch cut out 2 Peacock green/blue butterflies, 2 x lilac butterflies and stick onto the tag.
Cut 1 small and 1 larger butterfly from white card.
Stick the two butterflies onto the darker colour on the right hand side of the splodge paper.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Hello everyone, today we want to feature our lovely new Splodge Paper Packs, Steve especially likes these new papers (he's taking the credit for them) and we must admit that we think they are pretty cool too.
The packs come in two sizes, Dinkie (8x8cm) and Large (14x14cm):

Dinkie Splodge Papers

Large Splodge Papers
and here are a couple of cards from our teamies to show them off, first one from Helen teamed with our new Boxed Dandelion dinkie stamp, love the blue theme:

Here are two cards from Heidi, a lovely spring feel with the yellow splodge and a panel from our Irresistible Images 'birds' pack:

and another bird image from the same pack with a lovely purple/pink paper:

So we hope you agree, a really useful paper pack in two good sizes - gorgeous!

Would you like one of these Splodge packs to drop on your mat?  Just leave us a comment letting us know which is your favourite of these 3 cards and why and we will pick a lucky winner next Tuesday 26 January.

Competition winners
Last week we asked you to tell us which is your favourite of our 4 new Dinkie stamps and which Dinkie Paper pack is your favourite too, here are our two lucky winners:

Jeni Mc who said: I just love all your papers but seeing Helen's card with the Welly girl dinky stamp and quirky quilt papers it has to be those .The colour scheme fits together so well . Many thanks for the opportunity j 

Lou who said: Ooo, tough choice. I think welly girl has to be my favourite stamp as it reminds me of the way my mum used to dress me when I was little! I also have welly girl with the umbrella already and I really love that one. As for the papers, they're all so pretty! If pushed for a choice I would have to go with the stripy pack as there's always so much you can do with stripes. Lou x

Well done ladies, please contact Gill with your details to receive your prize.

LC x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

LC Designs Monthly Blog Challenge # 65 - 'Just Add Bunting'

Hello and welcome to our new look blog challenge.

We have decided to combine our two challenges together, so that you can now use any stamp, digi-stamp or topper on your cards. They can be from our range on our website or any other images that you may have.

Make sure you join in each month, you could win lots of crafting goodies from our website.  The challenges will be going live on the Saturday in the middle of each month.
We will be announcing the winner of our last Digi-Stamp challenge on

Wednesday, 3rd February

and then our next challenge will commence on

Saturday, 13th February 2016.
This means you can use anything you wish on your entries, including any LC Designs stamps, digi images and die-cuts.  Just follow our challenge rules below.

Our winner for the December challenge is :

Entry # 14 - Beth C
Please can you now contact Carol ( so that she can forward on your prize.

Our theme for January is :

'Just Add Bunting'
Here is our prize for January, lots of lovely LC Designs goodies!

Our prize, worth £14.00 includes :

A pack of 20 Scalloped Landscape Cards and Envelopes
 Large pack LC Designs 'Falling Daisy' papers
 Small pack LC Designs 'Falling Daisy' papers
 Four - LC Designs Dinkie 'Hedgehog' stamps

Our Design Team have made some wonderful, bright and fun cards using our 'Bunting' theme, take a look below :

Allison has used
'Wavy Beach Huts' and Dinky Sentiment 'Sending Smiles' stamps

Diane has used
'Tulip Bunny', 'Daisy Dot' Alphabet & Numbers and
'Changing Birdhouse' stamp sets

Gaynor has used
'Wavy Seascape' stamp set

Heidi has used
'The Bee's Knees' stamp set

Helen has used
'Wavy Beach Huts' and 'Bunting Stamp Set'

Lisa has used
'Bunting' stamp set and 'Mini Ombre' Paper Pack

Lynsey has used
Dinkies 'Bicycle' stamp

Marianne has used
 'Irristable Images' - 'Cats', 'Splodge' paper pack and
Dinky 'Mini Stripe' paper pack

Susan has used
Dinky 'Daisy Sheep' stamp and 'Falling Flowers' paper pack

Here is a list of our rules, please read and follow before entering our challenge.
Can we please ask that your card/creation is an original design of your own and not a copy or remake of another card. This is plagiarism and these entries WILL NOT be included.

(1) You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw.
(2) You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES ONLY PLEASE and you may combine with other challenges.
(3) You MUST follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only.
(4) Please provide a link to our blog in your post.
(5) Please leave a link (via link below) to your actual card, not just to your blog.
(6) Please turn off Word Verification on your blogs, it makes it so much easier & quicker to leave a comment on your blog.

The challenge finishes on Friday, 12th February 2016 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (# 66) will be open on Saturday, 13th February 2016

Good luck when entering, the Design Team are looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you have made.

The Little Claire Design Team


Friday, 15 January 2016

2 more new dinkie stamps...

Hi everyone
Earlier in the week we shared images of two of our 4 new Dinkie stamps 'Boxed Dandelions' and 'Butterfly Cat' and as promised here are the remaining two newbies:

'Mowing Hedgehog' card designed by Marianne
Our 'Mowing Hedgehog' stamp (above) is layered onto two of our new background papers; Nice 'n' Stripey:

Nice 'n' Stripey paper pack available in large and dinkie size
and 'Falling Daisies':

Falling Daisies paper pack available in large and dinkie size
and here is our gorgeous Welly Girl Dinkie stamp teamed with our lovely Quirky Quilts paper:

Welly Girl dinkie stamp and Quirky Quilts paper
Our fabulous Quirky Quilts:

Quirky Quilts paper pack available in large and dinkie size
Two new dinkie stamps, £2.00 each OR all four new dinkies for just £6.00 and don't forget about our paper packs we have great offers on these too - so handy.


Here's a great competition, just tell us which is your favourite of the 4 new Dinkie stamps and which Dinkie Paper pack is your favourite too - we will announce 2 winners next Tuesday 19 January, that's a nice bit of post to drop through your door!

LC x

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Susan R's Thursday Project for LC Designs

Hi Susan R here
Today I am showing you my Thursday Project for LC Designs

I am spotlighting
and the image 
Hedgehog with flowers
I have this as a Dinkie with the sentiment
"A Birthday Squish for you"
but it is also available as a digi
Here is my project - an exploding box...


Stamp the image and sentiment and add colour with Promarkers. Trim and add to two circular die cuts - I used two from Nellie's Multi Frames MFD049 - Round  3 (bought in Abu Dhabi but only used for the first time NOW - I left Abu Dhabi about 3 years ago!!)

Score and trim 3 cross shapes based on 4in, 3.5in and 3 in squares. Decorate as required.
I used various papers from my stash.

This was the 4in square cross decorated both sides with quilts.
Add the 3in square cross - I decided to leave this plain.

Add the 3in square cross.

This was decorated with 'Irresistible images'
with the sentiment in the middle.

The lid is based on a 4.25 square with fold over and in tabs.

I decorated this with one of the DP's used inside and the image.

Here is the box with the lid on...

And that's it!!

Happy Crafting!