Sunday 29 May 2011

Little Claire Designs Challenge # 7 'Sparkle'

Sorry that this post is so late, please find below the winner and top three for Challenge # 7. Thank you to all that took part, we so loved popping over to your blogs.

The winner of Challenge # 7 is :

Sarah - Entry # 39

Please contact Gill/Carol @ Little Claire , so that we can post you your prize, well done!

Now to our Top Three, they are :

Scrapping Angel - Entry # 71

Ruby - Entry # 52

Toulouse - Entry # 13

Please take your blinkies and place on your blogs.

Many thanks again, hope you can take part in Challenge # 8, please scroll down to enter


Saturday 28 May 2011

Little Claire Design's Challenge # 8 - 'Shaped Cards'

Good morning, welcome to another wonderful challenge, thanks so much to all that entered last time, we had lots of fantastic entries, it was very had to choose a winner.

To this week's challenge, we want to see all of your wonderful 'Shaped Cards'. You can use any Little Claire images or your own on your creations. If you would like to purchase any of the images shown on our lovely DT cards, you can find them here via the Little Claire Shop .

The fabulous prize this week is -

Echo Park ' 6 x 6 'Springtime' Paper Pack, Room With A View & Selection Box Stamp Sets

Now to our Design Team's Cards, lots of inspiration to be had, feast your eyes!

Gaynor - Using 'Lots Of Fun' Stamp set Elephant Images & elements from 'Beach Hut' Set

Heidi - 'In The Garden' Stamp Set

Helen - Using 'Single Flower' Stamp Image

Jen - Using 'Messing About On The River' stamp set

Kitty - Using - 'Dream a Little Dream' Stamp

Mary - Using 'Made for Men' Stamp set

Sharon - Using - 'Kennel' Digi Image & 'Woof & Fetch' Dog Stamps


•You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw.
•However, only those using Little Claire stamps will qualify for a Top 3 badge.
•You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES and you may combine with other challenges.
•You must follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only.
•Please provide a link to our blog in your post.
•Please leave a link to your actual card, not just to your blog.
•The challenge will close at 2pm on Friday 3rd June 2011.


Friday 27 May 2011

The Winner of our competition to pick your two favorite stamps is...........

Wait for it ................................................................ .

Well done to Judy if you give Carol a call we will send you your two favourite Little Claire stamps. We were truly overwhelmed with everybodys comments. x

I never like doing competitions as everyone who does not win feels deflated so we have all the names from the blog competion and if you would like to own the two you loved here is a little surpise:

For just today until 5pm we will give you a whopping 20% off of the total cost of your two chosen favorites................... so just pick up the phone and ring Carol on 0151 342 5715 before 5pm and they are yours xx

Thank you very much for your lovely comments on my designs and even a poem was submitted, wow!

Two NEW designs from Little Claire: 'Daisy Pitcher' & 'Good Things' Wheelbarrow'

Here are two lovely cards designed by Georgina Sweetenham and you can find these on our website:  at just £3.50 & £4.50 each.

Have a lovely day
Little Claire xx

Monday 23 May 2011

Win a Prize......

Just uploading some card pics from my camera to our web and thought that it would be good to share these lovely ideas with you, these are mostly cards that our talented Heidi has made at previous demo's with us, so take a look.......

This card is made with or 'Footballing Hedgehogs'; and lovely blue gingham paper............

Here are our 'Happy Little Mice' (we love the little mouse asleep beneath the flower, so cute!)....

Our Hedgehog's in Squares stamp set which is also using one of the sentiments from our new Sentiments set.....

and here is a super card designed using our 'Oh Man' set, a great idea for forthcoming Father's Day.....

'On your Wedding Day'........

and finally, two cards on my camera from Helen Richards......

our lovely little 'Blissful' girl and more of our Sentiments, and just found another card.....

This card is made using the Handbag Card template from our 'Handbag' card packs and one of the little girls from 'Messing about on the River' set.

Win a Prize - which two cards are your favourite?
If you leave a comment stating which two cards are your favourite and why then we will send you the stamps from your two chosen designs!
Just leave your comments by Thursday 26 May (one entry per person pls) and we will randomly choose a winner and post your stamps out to you.
Best of luck, and enter now!!!

Little Claire x

Friday 20 May 2011

Ginny with her bear..........

Woke up at 5am this morning and outside the door was Ginny and her bear, ahhhh.

Ending very soon now our super offer for this amazing flower set

Thursday 19 May 2011

Spikey Flower Set

Spikey Flower Set

Designed by Helen Nile

Designed by Gaynor Bloor
 A full set of flowers and text in very fine detail to give you the most wonderful delicate designs.......

Designed by Heike McIntosh

Designed by Jess Buckman

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Card made by Helen...

Morning everyone, is it raining where your are?  It is here on the Wirral, read the forecast in the paper and it says we will get better weather in June, fingers crossed........

Here is a lovely card to brighten up a Wednesday morning:

This beautiful card has been made by our DT Helen Nile, the image is from our 'Messing about on the River' set,  the papers are from 'Hideaway' paper pack Trimcraft and the sentiment is one of our set of 12 new sentiments.  I love the colours Helen and thank you for sharing.
Little Claire x

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Feel like watching a FREE Video?

Hello everyone - Steve has been busy creating 4 NEW Videos which give you a super selection of card making ideas, they are on our website NOW and are free to download:

'Cats in Squares'
Steve will show you how to make this lovely card featuring a little ginger kitty.....

'Elephants in Squares'

This 'Elephants' video shows Steve making a Step card..........

'Hedgehogs in Squares'

During ths video you can see Steve struggle to make a Waterfall card!  We love the brown & pink colours here........

And finally, we have 'Westies in Squares'
You can see Steve make this gorgeous Easel Card using lovely shades of blues...........

Thank you to Heidi for giving Steve these super demo cards x

Visit our website and click on 'Free Cardmaking Videos' to watch Steve make these lovely cards, we hope that you will enjoy them and gain inspiration too.  (Quite funny in places!)

LOL, all at Little Claire x

Monday 16 May 2011

Card made by Carol

Design Team Member Carol Staples made this lovely card for her sister's birthday:

The owls are from our 'The Right Time' Owl Stamp Set, thanks for sharing Carol, your sister must have been so pleased x
Little Claire

NEW First Edtion Paper Pads from Trimcraft......


We are excited as we have just taken delivery of these gorgeous new paper pads from Trimcraft:

Summer Breeze:

With Glitter and Gloss effects and half double sided; this beautifully detailed paper pad is filled with delicate floral designs and co-ordinating repeat patterns with just a hint of chocolate brown peeking through.

Bird Song:

Birdsong is an elegant and stylish collection of designs which are right on trend for this year.

Lightly distressed birdcages and pretty trailing florals in pink, green & antique cream colours combine to make a pretty paper pad with a touch of vintage chic. With Glitter and Gloss effects and double sided designs.


Softly swirling floral designs and delicate polka dots each with a slightly distressed linen look background colour.

Gorgeous mix of soft peach, pale lilac, light green & chocolate brown inspired by old fashioned vintage ice cream parlours. Contains 16 different designs - 8 with glittered effect and 8 double-sided print.

All packs contain 64 pages - 4 sheets of 16 designs.

You can find these on our website in  'new from Little Claire'

Thank you to everyone who entered our last 'sketch' challenge and well done to Fiona - your prize is winging it's way to you and we are loving our DT's latest cards (see below) keep it up girlies!!! (thank you)

Little Claire x

Saturday 14 May 2011

Challenge 7 - sparkle!

Apologies for our lateness with the new challenge - we've had a few issues behind the scenes due to blogger's recent hiccup!

Thank you to everyone who played along with our sketch challenge - you all made such gorgeous creations!

Our lucky prize winner is...

No.8 - Fiona

Congratulations! Please email Gill at Little Claire with your details (putting 'Little Claire challenge winner' as your subject)

We've also chosen our Top 3 from all the entries using Little Claire stamps

No.3 - Gill M
No.14 - Marianne
No.17 - Angelique

Please help yourself to the Top 3 badge from the sidebar :o)

Onto Challenge 7 - SPARKLE!

Nice and easy - make something that sparkles in some way... glitter, bling, shimmer, whatever you like!

And here's the fab prize you could win

Here are the DT's lovely creations

using Camellia and Camellia Border and Swirl cutting die


  • You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw
  • However, only those using Little Claire stamps will qualify for a Top 3 badge
  • You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES and you may combine with other challenges
  • You must follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only
  • Please provide a link to our blog in your post
  • Please leave a link to your actual card, not just to your blog
  • The challenge will close at 2pm on Fri 27th May