Friday 31 May 2013

Weekly Project - You're so Tweet! card

Hi! It's my turn this week (Georgina) for the Weekly Project. I have made a card using the lovely You're so Tweet! stamp.
To make this card you will need:
You're so Tweet! stamp from Little Claire
Save the Date! stamp set from Little Claire
148x148mm white scalloped card black
Purple tag card from Little Claire
Smooth white card
Kraft card
White dots on purple paper from Little Claire
10mm dark purple ribbon
Faux pearl
Foam pads
Scalloped edge punch
Glossy Accents
White gel pen
Black fineliner pen
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Dark purple ink pad
Screw punch
ProMarkers: Orchid, Bluebell, Lilac, Purple, Aubergine, Walnut, Forest Green, Yellow, Cocoa and Pastel Yellow.
1. Stamp the You're so Tweet stamp twice onto smooth white card using the Memento ink pad. Colour the images with ProMarkers.

2. Cut one tag from the purple tag card. Cut out one of the coloured images and attach it to the tag.

3. Cut the large birds, large flower and heart from the second coloured image and attach to the tag with foam pads. Draw in white faux stitching. Add Glossy Accents to the heart and centre of the flower.

4. Cut a piece 13.5cm x 14cm of purple dotty paper, a piece 12.5cm x 13.5cm of white card and a piece 11.5cm x 13cm of pale purple dotty paper. Attach together as show below.

5. Stamp the button stamps onto kraft card and also onto the dotty paper. Stamp the stitching onto the dotty paper as shown below. Cut out the kraft buttons and use the screw punch to add the holes. Attach the buttons to the dotty paper.

6. Cut a strip 6.5cm x 12.5cm of white card. Punch the two long edges with the scalloped punch. Cut a piece 3.5cm x 12.5cm of purple dotty paper. Attach to the centre of the dotty backgrounds.

7. Thread the ribbon through the top of the tag. Attach the tag to the dotty papers. Attach the ends of the ribbon behind the dotty paper.

8. Cut a piece 5cm x 1.5cm of white card. Stamp the sentiment with a purple ink pad. Cut off two corner to form a tag shape. Use the screw punch to punch a hole in the top of the tag. Add faux stitching. Attach to the top of the tag. Attach the dotty panel to the card blank.

9. Stamp the sentiment and age using the Save the Date! stamp set. Cut out the circle and add to the card with foam pads.

10. Tie a bow from the purple ribbon and attach to the tag. To finish add a pearl to the bow.

Thursday 30 May 2013

And our 2nd new stamp release... our gorgeous Daschunds in Squares..............oooh this stamp makes Carol and I squeal with doesn't take a lot to make us happy, a bar of chocolate, a bit of sunshine and some quiet time and we are in bliss...anyway, enough of that, do you likey our little Daschunds?

Daschunds in Squares
We loved our 'Darling Daschunds' stamp set so much from an earlier release that we just couldn't resist bringing out a set of 4 squares and here are a selection of cards from our teamies for inspiration:





Helen N

We've had a lot of fun with this stamp set, it's already a firm favourite, for more details please click here.

Have a lovely day (we are off to Kent and Crawley tomorrow for our super duper crafting weekend of FUN!)

Little Claire x

Wednesday 29 May 2013

First of two new stamps...

...we have a new stamp to show you today and another new stamp tomorrow!

First off is Mice in Squares:

Mice in Squares
a handy set of stamps you can use altogether of just use various squares as you wish and our teamies have made a great selection of samples:

Helen N
We think our little mice are nice! Click here for more info.

Little Claire x

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Quick Cards made easy...

...June issue 114 has a wonderful project in our column at the back made by our Gaynor:

Gaynor has designed a beautiful card using our Poppy stamp - this is the same stamp that Heidi used on her project yesterday, and look at how different it appears just by changing the colour - so we really are loving our Poppy design this week, two card projects with the same stamp, can't be bad!

And don't forget, this lovely Poppy stamp is on Special offer of just £3.50 until this Thursday, here are a couple more of our teamies Poppy cards:

from Georgina

from Heidi

from Helen N

from Gemma
And here is Gaynor's card close-up from the magazine feature:


Poppies is a great stamp and on sale at a great price of £3.50 until Thursday!

Little Claire x

Monday 27 May 2013

Little Claire Likes ..... 'Poppies'

Good morning, welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes' .... this week we are showcasing our glorious 'Poppies' stamp.  It is a great little all-rounder stamp for any occasion.
For a limited time only, (until Thursday 30th May), you can purchase this lovely stamp for the reduced price of
(normally £4.99)
Contact the office on : 0844 800 4376 or order via the website HERE
Listed below are the products used and instructions on how the card was made.
Products List :
Little Claire 'Poppies' stamp - £3.50
Little Claire 'Sentiment' stamp
Black Baker's Twine - £1.50 per reel
Red Baker's Twine - £1.50 per reel
Raven Black Bazzill Cardstock - £0.50p per sheet
Promarkers : Pear Green, Ruby, Crimson, Vanilla, Mustard, Ice Grey I
(Card blank, paper, scallop die & punch, black pen & black pearl from stash)
Instructions :
(1) Onto white card, stamp up poppies image, colour in with Promarker's and doodle around edge with black pen. Stamp up sentiment, colour in and stick to scallop shape.
(2) Cut a square of black card to measure : 14cms x 14cms, cut a square from the paper to measure : 13.5cms x 13.5cms, stick together and then onto card blank.
(3) Cut a rectangle : 14.5cms x 6cms and one from paper, 14cms x 5.5cms, again stick together.
(4) Wrap black baker's twine around rectangle three times, stick down at back and using strong double-sided tape, stick to card base.
(5) Tie a small piece of red baker's twine around black twine and tie a bow.
(6) With black card, cut large scallop square die, attach image using sticky pads.
(7) Stick down over image and add one black pearl.
Hope you have enjoyed our card project today. Back next Monday with another.
The Little Claire Team

Friday 24 May 2013

Weekly Project - Dinkie Tag Card

 Welcome to another Friday blog project - Helen N here this week with a Dinkie tag card for you.  The stamp I've used is part of a brand new range from Little Claire called Dinkies and if you haven't seen them yet, have a look here on the website.

The Dinkies are a gorgeous selection of Little Claire favourites which have been made smaller than the original designs and they are all priced at £2.  But just because they are smaller, it doesn't mean that they only work on small cards.  The smaller design gives you lots of scope for repeat stamping, building up patterns and making different shaped cards plus they are perfect for ATCs.

Here's what you'll need to make the card:
Promarkers - Poppy and Pear Green
white sheer ribbon
Spellbinders Labels 11 dies
Spellbinders Lacey Circle dies
corner rounder punch

And here's what you need to do: 

1. Using the smallest die, cut three shapes from white card.  Stamp the Poppies stamp twice on to each shape as shown in the photo below.  

2. Colour these panels using the Poppy and Pear Green Promarkers

3. Next using the next size up Labels die cut three shapes from the kraft paper.  Then die cut a circle from the Lacey Circles set again from the kraft paper.  You also need to cut four pieces of kraft paper measuring 8.5cm by 7cm and four pieces of the red paper measuring 8cm by 6cm.  Use the corner rounder punch to round the bottom two corners of each piece of paper.

4. Stamp your choice of sentiment from the 'Dictionary Definitions' set on white card and then cut round the sentiment.  Mat this on to the kraft circle die cut.

5. Assemble the first, second and fourth panel of the tag card as shown in the photo below.  On the third panel attach the kraft and red paper as for the other panels and then add the sentiment.

6. Next you need to colour your ribbon.  Promarkers colour white sheer ribbon beautifully and if you do this, your ribbon will always match the colours in your project.  To colour the ribbon, put it flat on a piece of scrap paper and use the chisel end of the Promarker to sweep along the ribbon making sure your pen covers the whole of the ribbon including the edge.  With darker colours (like the Poppy) you will probably only need to go over the ribbon once to colour it but if you're using a paler colour, you might need to go over it a few times.

7. Cut four pieces of ribbon and tie them through the holes at the top of the tag card.  A little tip for getting the ribbons all the same length is to close the card, hold all the ribbons together and then trim them.  

8. And here's the finished card again:

I hope you like my card and don't forget to head over to the website here to have a look at the full range of Dinkies.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Little Claire's Dinkies!

We have newly released a range of 'dinkie' Little Claire stamps - some of our favourite designs, in miniature!

These new little stamps are on our web right now and here is a small selection:

Dinkie Geranium

Geranium Card
All of these cards have been made by Helen N and she used the lovely poppy stamp 3 times to create the card below:
Dinkie Poppies

Poppy Card

Dinkie Baby
and here we have a card for a baby girl:

and a baby boy:

Just change the colour of the paper, paper-piece the sling and the little dinkie stamp is suitable for girl or boy!

These great new Dinkies are available for just £2.00 each on our web

Dinkie Christmas Car

Dinkie Car
So head on over, take a peek and see if there is a new Dinkie just for you!

Little Claire x

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Peel Off SALE...

...ON NOW!

We are having a tidy up ready for a delivery of new Peel Offs and here is a selection that we have on SALE for just 0.20p each...

Splashing Hedgehogs sheet of stickers

Splashing Hedgehogs

Elephant Umbrella sticker sheet

This Four Seasons sheet, below, is great as it contains an image for each season, so 4 cards from one sheet, not bad, and it's currently on sale - wow!

Four Seasons Sticker Sheet
Here are 3 of the seasons:


and Winter:
Go visit our web to see the full selection of offers.

Little Claire x