Thursday 28 February 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Swirly Whirly Cats'

Welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes', today we are showcasing 'Swirly Whirly - Cat's'.  This is a lovely little stamp that you can colour in as shown below, or leave blank for a mono look.

 Heidi has made the card above using this stamp, she has listed all of the products used from our website and given instructions on how the card was made.
Products Used :
Dictionary Definition's Sentiment Stamp Set - £12.99
White Cards - £2.50 per pack
A4 White Stamping Card - £2.50 pack
Brown Baker's Twine - £2.50 a reel
Promarkers : Satin and Pastel Beige - £1.70 each
(From stash - brown card, brown inkpad, scallop & circle punches, small heart punch, MS lattice punch, Shaped die and brown pearls).
How the card was made :
(1) Stamp image and sentiment onto white cardstock using brown inkpad, colour in image and die-cut.  Edge card, image and sentiment with brown inkpad.
(2) Cut brown cardstock to measure : 13.5cms x 13.5cms, stick down to white card.
(3) Using two different papers from pack, cut two squares from each paper to measure : 6.5cms x 6.5cms, stick down onto brown card.
(4) Add baker's twine to back of image, wrap around once more and stick. Using a small piece of twine, tie a bow.
(5) Punch out two small hearts and two MS hearts.  Stick together and add bow.
(6) Punch out scallop circle, stick down sentiment and add to card.  Position over twine & image.
(7) Add pearls.
We hope you like our showcased stamp and card today, we really like sharing our ideas with you and our Swirly Whirly Cats are on our web for just £4.50 - lovely!

Tommorrow we will be showing another blog project, so please pop back and take a look.

Little Claire x

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Well, fancy that.....

...another Cat - and a horse (of course!)

Hello everyone, we are feeling happy here at Little Claire today - it must be because it is March very soon and that makes us think of lighter nights and warmer days which together with seeing daffodils and tree blossom is something to look forward to.

We have had a very busy week too with the launch of our new stamps and also Steve is off to the Make-It show at Farnborough this weekend (Fri 01 - Sun 03 March) and we have been making sample boards for our new stamps and making sure all the stock is ready to take.   If you are coming to the show do come and visit our stand where you can see all of our lovely samples up close and our wonderful Heidi will be with us on Saturday demonstrating and sharing her ideas.

Here we go, last two, Tulip Cat:

Tulip Cat
Oh WOW, we love this one, look at the tail holding the bunch of flowers and the little daisy necklace, and here are a super selection of cards from our teamies:

from Lyndsey

from Helen R

from Gemma

And last but not least may we introduce you to 'Harriet the Pony' and a selection of card ideas:

from Donna

from Georgina

from Helen N
Both Helen's and Georgina's cards above have incorporated our 'Georgina's Rosettes' stamps in the design, what a great idea and the stamp includes the text 'to a super friend....Happy Birthday x'

from Lyndsey
Both stamps, together with the rest of the newbies from this week can be found on our web with lots more card samples too.


The two lucky winners of our competition to each win Girl Cat and Little Doggies stamps are::

ribenaruby who said: Absolutely wonderful variety from your dt using the same stamps! Gorgeous creations for a wet and gloomy Monday, it's brightened my day. Ruby x

Christine who said: These are great stamps and the design team have made some fabulous cards to showcase them! Thanks for the chance to win them. Christine 

Well done ladies, please contact Carol with your details and she will send our your prize.

Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment, we enjoyed reading through them and really appreciate you taking the time to do so.

We will be back tomorrow with a super new PROJECT designed by Heidi - don't miss it!

Little Claire x

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Day Two and just for you.....

...Butterfly Blossom x

Butterfly Blossom
This new stamp really helps us to imagine that Spring is on its way (soon we hope), love to see the blossom on the trees, here are a selection of pretty cards from our great teamies:

from Georgina

from Heidi

from Helen R
from Donna
from Helen N

from Gaynor
from Gemma
from Lyndsey
And here's the best bit: Butterfly Blossom is available here for just £4.50 WOW!

Little Claire x

(we'll announce the winners of yesterday's blog comp tomorrow) x

Monday 25 February 2013

mmmmm....Monday morning,'s grey and dull here on the Wirral, can we brighten things up a little?

Hope so!  Here are two NEW Stamps from us which we are releasing for all to see...

For CAT lovers; 'Girl Cat':

Isn't she just so cute? Here are some cards for you:

from Donna

from Gemma

from Helen N

from Lyndsey

from Helen R

from Georgina
and for DOG lovers, Little Doggies:

Little Doggies

from Donna

from Gemma

from Helen N

from Lyndsey
A great collection of cards, thank you girlies for doing a super job!

Two NEW stamps from us today and you can find them on our web at £4.50 each.

WIN!   WIN!   WIN!   WIN!

We have two sets of these two stamps to giveaway (two winners will each receive a 'girl cat' & 'little doggies' stamp)  For your chance to win, simply comment on today's new stamps - simple!
All posts to be received by 10am tomorrow (Tues 26 Feb 2013) and the 2 winners will be chosen at random.

Good Luck xxx

Friday 22 February 2013

Friday project - A card for mum

Good morning! It's my turn (Georgina) for the Friday blog project. For this card I have used two brand new stamps which will be released next week! So a little preview for you all. The two new stamps are Little Doggies and Tulip Cat.

The stamps are available for pre-order on the website. To have a closer look at the stamps either click on their names above or go to the Little Claire website, then the Stamps section and the Animal section.

To make this card you will need:
Little Doggies stamps from Little Claire
Tulip Cat stamps from Little Claire
Dictionary Definitions stamps from Little Claire
Two 119x119mm white square card blank.
Smooth white card
Flower patterned paper
Pink patterned paper
Nestabilities - Standard Circles and Classic Scallop Circle small
Scalloped edge punch
Score board and scoring tool
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Black fineliner
ProMarkers: Cocoa, Shale, Walnut, Spice, Cinnamon, Ivory, Leaf Green, Grass, Forest Green, Holly, Canary, Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink, Antique Pink and Pastel Blue.

1. Score and fold the fronts of the two square card blanks in half. Attached the two backs (non-scored panels) of the cards together to form the card blank.

2. Stamp the two images onto white card using the Memento ink pad. Colour in the stamped images with ProMarkers.

3. Use the Nestabilties to cut out the coloured images and the scalloped frame. I used pink patterned paper for the scalloped circle. Attached the circles together. Add faux stitching around the edge of the white circle.

4. Cut two pieces 5x11.1cm and one 11.1x11.1cm of flower patterned paper. Cut two pieces 5.5x11.6cm and one 11.6x11.6cm of pink patterned paper. Mount the flower pieces onto the pink pieces.

5. Cut a piece 4x11.6cm of pink patterned paper. Punch the two long edges. Cut a piece 1.5x11.6cm of flower patterned paper. Attached to the patterned square and add faux stitching with the black fineliner.

6. Stamp the sentiment with the Memento ink pad onto white card and cut out. Attached to a die cut scalloped circle before adding to the centre of the square.

 7. Attach the square to the inside of the card and the rectangles to the front panels of the card. Attached the circles to the front of the card. Only one half of the circle are attached to the card. When the card is folded up, one circle will overlay the other. Add pink gems to the corners of the front of the card.

I hope you like my card using the lovely new stamps from Little Claire. Happy Crafting!

Tuesday 19 February 2013



We have a little bit of a SALE going on NOW on our web with some great Little Claire bargains and here is a small selection of what you can find today in our SALE section:

   Claires - Man Tree          At Home
  'Man Tree' was: £6.50  NOW: £3.50     'At Home' was £7.50 NOW: £4.50

       Garden Collection - Birdhouse Garland                   Little Beauties - Tags Stamps
'Birdhouse Garland' was: £5.50 NOW: £3.50   'Little Beauties' 12 set was: £7.50  NOW: £5.50

       Tag cards - cream x 10                                    Sunny Days
Concertina Tags was £4.50 for 10 NOW: £2.90      'Sunny Days' was £6.50 NOW: £4.50

That's just a taster, visit our SALE section to see the full range on offer at great prices, only whilst stocks last.  And don't forget - if you are a club member you get your 10% discount OFF these prices and FREE P&P! WOW!

Little Claire x               T: 0151 342 5715

Monday 18 February 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Babies are'

Good morning, welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes' ....... This week we are showcasing the lovely little set called 'Babies are such a nice way to start people'.  You can purchase the set over at the website for £6.50 -  Here .

It is full of little images for boy and girl babies, it has a lovely little sentiment and of course, a cute little teddy!
Here is the card we have made using the set, with lots of paper-piecing using the gorgeous papers.  We have given you a list of the products used and instructions on how we made the card below.
  Products used  - Available to Purchase from Website
Little Claire 'Babies are ..........' stamp set - £6.50
Georgina's Button's & Stitches Stamp Set - £6.50
Riverbank Revel's 6 x 6 inch Paper Pack - £4.50
Kraft Cardstock Pack - £1.99
Fanciful Card Pack (10 off) - £2.50
Promarkers used : Vanilla & Blush - £1.70 each
(Scallop & Circle Large Dies & linen thread from stash)

Instructions :

(1) Stamp out hat, outfit, bib and teddy patch images onto gingham and duck papers. Cut out shapes.
(2) Stamp images listed in step (1) onto kraft cardstock including 'button', twice, again cut out shapes and paper piece paper onto the kraft card images.
(3) Using a die-cut machine, cut out large scallop die from kraft card and large circle from green check paper.  Stick together and down onto card.
(4) Stamp 'stitches' stamp around the card in three areas and sentiment onto a small piece of kraft card.  Cut a piece of kraft card to measure : 14 cms x 4cms and an oblong in the 'duck' paper, 13.5cms x 3.5cms. Stick together and down onto card over circle shapes.
(5) Colour in babies vest using Promarkers.
(6) Make holes in 'buttons', thread some linen thread and tie knots. Add sticky pads to all of images.
(7) Stick down all of images as shown.

We do hope you like our project today, please leave us a comment and tell us what you think of it.

Please join us next Monday when we will share another Little Claire Likes .....

Saturday 16 February 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 30 - 'Love & Romance''

Hello, it's challenge time here at Little Claire.  Thank you to all of those who took part last month, our winner is :
Tracey @ Tracey's Corner Cards
Here is her winning card, isn't it beautiful!
Well done - Please contact : - who will forward your prize.
We also have a top three of lovely cards using Little Claire images, they are :
# 16 - Tania
# 19 - Doreen
# 27 - Diane
Please feel free to take the blinkie from the sidebar for your blogs :)
To this month's challenge, we would like to see creations with the theme of
'Love and Romance'

We would love to see lots of love, romance, hearts and flowers on your cards or creations.
Here is our prize this month, 

Lots of 'Riverbank Revels' goodies:
Wooden Elements, Mini Pegs, Washi Tape, Paper Lace Doilies, Twine, Paper Flowers, Cards & Envelopes (8 pack), Glitter Stickers (Travel)

Here are our Design Team cards, firstly,

Donna using
'On your Wedding Day' & die cut sentiment

Gaynor using
'Bert & Mary in a Tree' stamp image

Gemma using
'Bert & Mary on a Swing' image
Georgina using
'Changing Tree'  Elements
Heidi's is to follow ...
Helen N using
'Bert & Mary on a Swing' stamp
Helen R using
'Georgina's Rosette's & 'Dictionary Definition's' stamps
Lyndsey using
'Robert & Daisy Umbrella' & sentiment from 'Best Friend's'
We have a few rules that we would like you to follow, when entering our challenge, they are :

(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 blogs.
(8) The challenge finishes on Friday, 15th March 2013 @ 18.00pm and the new challenge (#31) will be open on Saturday, 16th March 2013.

Good luck, have fun and thanks for taking part!

The Little Claire Design Team