Friday, 21 April 2017

All excited here at Little Claire today because...

...our lovely Helen has a 3 page feature within Issue 42 of Creative Stamping Magazine - and one of her cards on front cover too!
Well done Helen, she has created a selection of cards made with our new 'HUGS' stamp set and our Quirky Quilts papers:

That's 2 of the 3 pages all giving you 6 projects in total - this is the stamp set with which you can send someone lots of HUGS - and everybody needs a hug!

We currently have a super offer see here you can buy HUGS and Up the Garden Path stamp sets, both together for just £10.00!
Have a great weekend, from all at Little Claire xxx

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Little Claire Card Making Day Sat 27 May

Why not join us for either a morning or afternoon or all day?
All materials and refreshments are provided (Steve makes a good cuppa)
We are around the corner from a great B & B if you are travelling a distance and we have lots of free parking 
Our Card Making Days are held in the Wirral and cost just £15.00 for a morning or afternoon, £30.00 all day - next fun day is Saturday 27 May from 09.30, for more info click here or call us: 0151 648 8777

The Little Claire Team x

Monday, 17 April 2017

Sharing a couple of the cards we made on our class in March...

...we enjoyed a jam-packed card making day in March and we would like to share some of our makes to maybe give you inspiration.   First off - here's one using acetate as the main card base:

Our lovely Wishing on a Star Elephant stamp:

and this made with Cat in a Box:

and our wonderful Stickers for the card below:

We all enjoyed a great day and made many more cards, our next Card Making Day is Saturday 27 May and we run them in the Wirral.  All materials and refreshments are provided (by Steve!) and we have a super venue with lots of free parking.  For more info please see here or contact Gill

Hope you had a happy easter, Little Claire xxx

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Packed and ready to go...

We've got Steve packed and ready to go to the Ally Pally show this Saturday and Sunday 08 and 09 April, all he needs to do now is iron a couple of shirts, set his Sat Nav and hop into the van tomorrow!

We thought it would be good to share a selection of our sample cards which you may have missed from our last TV show on Hochanda (why did the power cut happen to us? Such bad luck)

Above card is made with one of the stamps from HUGS stamp set and the paper is from our Quirky Quilts paper pack and can you see that Helen has paper pieced the umb and boots?

Again, paper from our Quirky Quilts paper pack and then our lovely Elephants stickers.

And below, two images from our Daschund Irresistible packs, love these!

lovely bear card below from our HUGS stamp set - everybody needs a HUG!

and our fabulous 'Up the Garden Path' stamp set here:

We hope you enjoyed this small selection, and if are going to the Ally Pally show, be sure to stop by our stand as Steve has LOTS of lovely bargains for you.

Also, must let you know that our next show on Hochanda is at 11am on Friday 05 May - all new products will be launched on the day!

Little Claire x

Monday, 3 April 2017

We have 3 WINNERS!!!

Hello everyone

Daschund Days

Back in our shed after a very busy and lovely show in LEIGH on Saturday.  Very tiring but it was great to meet lots of our lovely ladies again and have a few laughs too, if you are reading this and went to the show we hope you had a good time.
We have had a busy couple of blog posts lately with a few competitions thrown into the mix, so here are the names of the lucky people drawn at random:

2 winners each receiving a pack of 10 of our fantastic stickers, very kindly sharing what they did one day last week:

Diane Apart from working today, I have been doing a bit of gardening in the fab sunshine and now onto crocheting some squares for my blanket for the homeless ( my challenge for the year ). Would love some of the new stickers !!

hugs to all,  Diane xx

And... Tina Z oo, I love these stickers, super cute! I was visiting a friend and our children were playing together.

Next we ran a competition for our 'Up the Garden Path' stamp set which was won by:
Crafty Chris: I love this set! It's has so many fabulous possibilities and the cards are awesome! I would like to walk up my daughter's path for a cuppa, a good chat and a cuddle with my two gorgeous granddaughters! Hopefully my son will be there visiting so I will get to see him too! Thank you for the chance to win this glorious stamp set, fingers and toes are firmly crossed! xxx

Well done ladies, please contact Gill with your address and your prize will be on it's way shortly.

Daschund Days
Last show before the Easter break: Ally Pally, this Saturday 08 and Sunday 09 April, hope to see you there xxx

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Up the Garden Path...

...we're putting the focus on our new A5 stamp set 'Up the Garden Path' which has been designed by Steve (he is so pleased with this idea!)

This super set of 12 stamps is such a good idea, you match the path to the occasion and there are 7 extra embellishments included for you to make your own scenes, here is the card featured - bigger:

designed by Donna
and here is a gorgeous 'New Baby' card made with this set, look at the Stork standing on the roof!
designed by Alli
So, all in all a great, original stamp set (thanks Steve) and we love it, so many possibilities.

If you would like to win yourself one, please comment and let us know who's path would you like to walk up and have a cup of tea/coffee with?  I think that I would like to knock on Mary Berry's door and hopefully be greeted by a nice piece of her cake!

We will announce the lucky winner next week sometime x

Hope to see you at the LEIGH Papercraft show this Saturday 01 April xxx

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

We have a winner...

...from our previous post hilighting our fabulous new HUGS stamp set...Jackie Trinder, well done Jackie please contact Gill with your address and your new HUGS stamp set will be sent to you, and thank you to everyone who commented, it seems we all have someone either here or not who we would like to give a big hug to :)

We've been busy uploading our 10 new Outline Stickers to our web today, they are up and now we need to upload the sample cards made by Helen for them, a card for each sticker sheet, very busy - thank you Helen.  Here's a view of a couple of our sticker sheets and Helen's samples:

Bouncing Hedgehogs:

Elephants in Squares:

That's 2 of the 10 new sheets which are online, they are great to use, just peel 'em off and stick 'em on, then get colouring!  The elephant card was made with our Quirky Quilts paper pack too.

Would you like to win all 10 Stickers?  Leave a comment telling us what you did today and we will draw out 2 lucky winners to each receive 10 assorted sheets of stickers. Closing date Thur 30 March, Good luck!

Don't forget we will be at the Papercrafting show at LEIGH this Saturday 01 April xxx

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sending HUGS...

Have you seen our new HUGS stamp set yet?  It premiered on HOCHANDA and we managed to get it in just before all the power went down in the studio, here's another look at this fabulous original stamp set:

Lots of HUGS in one stamp set!  Gorgeous stamps and gorgeous text, a great way to send someone a HUG, we will give one set away - comment and let us know who you would like to give you a hug and we will announce the lucky winner on Monday 27 March:

and we are delighted to say that our Helen has a super double page spread in Making Cards magazine this month featuring 3 cards made with HUGS stamps:

See our new HUGS stamp set here and we hope to see you at Edinburgh this Sunday 26 March at Edinburgh Conference Centre Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS 
Show Open 10am - 3pm

Everybody needs a hug!

Little Claire x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

A Little Bit of Christmas .....

It's never too early to start on Christmas projects is it?!  It's Helen here to share a little gift wallet I've made.  It could be used for money or a gift card.

 I've used one of the cute images from the 'Festive Friends' Irresistible Images pack which you can find here on the website.  There's a great selection of these images on the website and they're perfect if you want to make a quick card or project.

Here's a side view of the wallet:

And speaking of Irresistible Images, there will be more great packs on sale on the next Little Claire Designs shows on Hochanda next week:

Don't forget to tune in!

Helen x

Thursday, 9 February 2017

We hope you managed to see our first HOCHANDA show...

...and if you did, we hope you enjoyed it.  Steve did so well (despite being very nervous) and good news - we have been asked back!
Monday 20 March - 2 shows in one day - 2pm and 5pm - hope you can watch it, we will have lots of NEW goodies for Steve to demo, we are so excited to show you our new products on the day.

Here's a second look at some of the demo's from the day (Steve didn't get to do them all):

This card was made with our Floral Border Outline Sticker and paper from our new Citrus Paper Pack and the card below was also made with papers from our Citrus Paper Pack and Vehicles Outline Sticker. 
Cards like these show you just what you can do with our Outline Stickers, so versatile and you wouldn't know that the image hasn't been stamped (great value too)

and this cute little piggie card is made with one of the piggie stamps from our new Piggies stamp set and the papers from our Cute Piggies Collection Toppers and Papers Pack

We've also had 2 of our cards featured in Crafts Beautiful magazine this month:

And this weekend you can see us this weekend at the following shows:

Birmingham National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull, Birmingham (Opp NEC) Free Parking
Saturday 11 Feb

Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, SG1 1LZ - Stamparama
Sunday 12 Feb

Hope to see you there!

Little Claire x

Monday, 23 January 2017

We 6 Pigs are all brand new!

It's about time we showed you our new Dinkie stamp 'We 6 Pigs' and, being a dinkie stamp, it's only £2.00 - comes complete with text 'We 6 Pigs x' too!

Aren't they all just gorgeous little piggies, each one a little character, and if you would like more Piggies, don't forget to watch our first show on Hochanda this Friday 27 January where you will see Steve create lots of cards with a fabulous array of goodies (not just piggies).

We will also be attending the NEWBURY papercraft show on Saturday 28 January, this will be at the racecourse (Berkshire stand) and you will be able to see Steve and lots of our new products.

Fab giveaway from Little Claire in the current issue of Making Cards:

This is a super prize and well worth having a go, you could be lucky!

Little Claire x

Saturday, 14 January 2017

A fabulous new selection of digi images...

...we've just uploaded a new selection of digital images, lots of lovely Little Claire stamps which you can download, make any size you like and use over and over again - all just £1.20
Here's a small selection and you can see the full range here

Lady Baa Baa - just £1.20 (digital)

Trampolining Fun - just £1.20 (digital)

Wavy Fairies - just £1.20 (digital)

Don't forget to see our first show on HOCHANDA at 1pm Friday 27 January

First Craft Show: Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, Berks - Saturday 28 January

Little Claire x

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

4 new stamps with 1 great offer!

Do you like this...

and this...

and this...

and this...

4 new cards made with 4 new stamps 'Sketchy Images' and each one is complete with its' own text, only £3.99 each
And, even better value, we have a launch price of all 4 stamps for £11.97 (get one FREE!) click here

Happy New Year, from the Little Claire team xxx