Monday, 22 May 2017

Cards from the box

Hello everyone, thought we would start off the week showing images of the 6 lovely cards which can be made from our new Stamp Box which Steve demo'd recently on Hochanda.

The stamps (image of cats and text), patterned papers and cards are all included within the box

Just add a bit of your own ribbon...

and we have more...

all this included in our new Stamp Box!

and another one...

So, all this, 12 stamps, patterned papers, card blanks  AND  6 colour project sheets taking you step by step for how to make all of these cards, brilliant!
We really do only have a small amount of the boxes left because we are now working on our next box for July... click here for the box

Little Claire xxx












Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Happy Daschunds!

Our adorable Happy Daschunds stamp set has been given 3 pages in Papercraft Essentials issue 146 this month (and a front page pic too), so pleased and thank you to Helen for designing a super selection of cards for this feature:


This stamp set has proven to be a big hit with everyone, you can see it here - currently sold out but if you would like to own it, add to your basket and your set will be sent to you very soon.

This weekend Sat 13 and Sun 14 May we will be exhibiting at the HOCHANDA LIVE craft show in Maidstone, Kent - it promises to be a super show and Steve will have lots of lovely goodies on our stand, hope to see you there.

Little Claire xxx



Friday, 5 May 2017

Did you get to see our show today?

Steve was live on HOCHANDA TV at 11am this morning and he had a great show with Charlie the presenter (think they both got along very well)...such a fabulous show that they had sell outs! WOW!

Here's a recap of what was featured:


Our fabulous New Stamp Box was a sell out on the TV and we're not surprised because it contains such a lot of stamping goodies - 12 stamps (images and text) assorted blank cards, assorted backing papers and 6 colour project sheets to make cards with the items in the box (just add some bits n bobs from your stash)
Take a look here and grab yours!

Next we have a new stamp set 'Hatch, Match & Dispatch' such a perfect set of stamps for 3 of life's occasions, here's a couple of cards made with this sell out set:











Aren't they gorgeous images, especially like the softly drawn 'with sympathy' see this set here

Steve will be at the Excalibur Crafts Show, Motorbike Museum (opp NEC) tomorrow Sat 06 May and also at the Creat It Show in Kent next weekend where he will have all his new goodies, hope to see you there!

Little Claire xxx









Thursday, 4 May 2017

Don't miss our TV show tomorrow!

We are so excited about our show on HOCHANDA TV tomorrow, Friday 05 May at 11am and Steve has set off to the studios with a big bag of new goodies and samples ready to launch our new products.

Here's a couple of sneak peeks of cards made with what's going to be revealed...








We hope you will be able to tune in, or watch on catch up via Hochanda's web here

Also, you can see us at the Excalibur Papercraft Show at Nat. Motorbike Museum, Birmingham (opp NEC) on Saturday 06 May where you will be able to view all of our new goodies in the flesh!

Lots of love, the Little Claire Team xxx




Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Been playing with a couple of dinkie stamps...

...we've been making some of our favourite designs into Dinkie Stamps which was a good excuse to have a play:

Dinkie Elephants in squares above and below Dinkie Ever So Lovely:


Footballing Hedgehogs below:


Trampolining Hedgehogs:


and Hot Air Balloons:


Which one is your favourite?  Steve likes Footballing Hedgehog and don't forget that you can see Steve live on HOCHANDA this Friday 05 May at 11am where he will be demoing lots of new goodies - everything new on this show, can't wait!
P.S. he will also be at the craft show at Motorbike Museum, Birmingham (opp NEC) on Saturday 06 May.
Little Claire x



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