Friday 28 June 2013

Friday Blog Project

Morning everyone - Gaynor here from the Little Claire Design Team.  I asked our daughter Vicky for ideas for my project card - she kindly suggested I make her a graduation here it is.  Full of very  mixed emotions - she flies to New Zealand early on Sunday morning to work on a dairy farm for up to a year...............this card needless to say did take me a little while to proud of her and love her so so much :)

Anyhow on with the card:  I have used an 8" x 8" scalloped card base.

The backing papers are from LOTV.  Brads, ribbon and clear adhesive stones from "the stash!"  The die is from Xcut.

I have used a rounded corner punch for interest and edged the stamped image with a lime green promarker.

I stamped the rosette out twice on papers used in the card design......matted and layered using 3d pads onto black card for definition.

Used a fineliner for faux stitching and a little glitter glue.......

Close up of the stamp sets used.......................

Hope you have enjoyed a share in my little make................Please check out the Little Claire Website lots of fab new products, plus the gallery is updated regularly.  We are off out this evening for a cheerio and well done family take the tissues and wear waterproof mascara!


Gaynor and the Little Claire Design Teamxx

Thursday 27 June 2013

NEW! A super collection of 9 wonderful stickers...

...just released today (club members check your newsletter for special offer details), a selection of your favourite designs as stickers for quick and easy cards, yippee!

Here's a small selection, we have 9 new sheets in total:

Butterfly Blossom Sticker Sheet

designed by Helen N
You can make 3 cards from this sheet above, simply peel off, stick down and get your pens out, nice and easy, mess free and just 70p p/sheet!

And we have a sheet of floral hedgehogs:

Floral Hogs Sticker Sheet
Look what our teamie Lozzy has made with this one:

designed by Lozzie
and can you see the little hedgehog border running along the bottom?

Gemma has made a lovely card using one of the images from the Floral Border Sticker sheet:

designed by Gemma
and Helen N has also created this lovely daschund card from the daschund sheet:

designed by Helen N
There are 9 new sticker sheets in total, all on our web now and they represent great value for money too!

Would you like to win all 9 of the new stickers?  Here's how (totally unrelated) but we were thinking recently what is your scariest SPIDER moment?  I'm sure we all have one - mine is we used to live in Germany and the washing machine was kept down in the cellar, well one day (when Steve was away - typical) I ran down, always ran to avoid cobwebs etc, put washing in, quickly opened the drawer to add powder and there, filling up the whole drawer was the biggest spider I have ever seen!  I did scream, ran back upstairs and it took mw ages to go back again, so pleased that my machine is now in the kitchen..........

Let us know your scariest spider moment(s) and we will draw 3 lucky winners to each win all 9 new stickers!
Entries to be received by Monday O1 July 2013........ x

Little Claire x

Want to share this cute picture...

...I have just taken of our girl cat Ginny, she made herself comfortable on Carol's chair so we brought another chair in and now Carol has a work mate, so cute... Ginny is not a well cat, she came from the RSPCA but we think you will agree that she looks contented x

If you look very carefully you may just be able to make out one of our new Christmas stamps, Carol is preparing to send out to our teamies!

Little Claire x

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Animal Magic Class

Darling Daschunds

A big thank you to all the ladies who came along to our two Little Claire card classes on Saturday - in the morning it was 'Animal Magic' and in the afternoon 'Get Into Shape'. 

These are the cards that we made in the 'Animal Magic' class, all designed by Helen N.

This first card (above) was made using the 'Darling Daschunds' stamp set which you can find here on the Little Claire website.  The stamps in the set feature daschunds of various sizes and the sentiment is included too.

This next card was made using 'Tulip Cat' stamp which you can find here on the website.

After that a card made with the very cute 'Elephants in Squares' stamp which you can find here on the website. The squares were stamped twice and two of them decoupaged on top of the main image.

Next an easel card made with one of the new Little Claire stamps, 'Mice in Squares' which you can find here on the website.  We also used one of the new 'Postcard Sentiments' (which you can find here on the website) stamped on to a small piece of kraft card as a 'stopper' for the easel.

And finally a little bit of paper piecing and some cute hedgehogs!  For this card we used 'Splishing and Splashing' which you can find here on the website and I paper pieced the umbrella.

We will share the cards made at the 'Get Into Shape' class later in the week.

We have lots more great classes coming up throughout the remainder of the year - all the details are on our website here.

Little Claire x

Monday 24 June 2013

Little Claire Likes ..... 'On Your Wedding Day'

Good morning, welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes' ..... Today we are sharing a card that has been made using 'On Your Wedding Day'.  A wonderful set which will come in handy for all of those summer weddings, you have cards to make for.

Talking of which, our lovely teamie Georgina, will be getting married this weekend. All of the Little Claire Team want to wish her and David a wonderful wedding and life together.

 We are offering the stamp set at a special price for four days only (ends Thursday 27th June) at

(normally £6.50)

You can order via the website HERE or on 0844 800 4376.

Here is a list of the products used and instructions on how the card was made.

Products :

Bazzill 'Romance' Card - £0.50p per sheet
Promarkers : Cool Grey I, Blossom, Rose Pink, Putty, Caramel, Sandstone, Khaki & Pastel Beige
(Dies and Pearls from stash)

Instructions :

(1) Cut 'Romance' card to measure : 12.5cms x 12.5cms. Cut 'Pink Tartan' paper to measure : 12cms x 12cms, stick together.
(2) Stamp up main image, bells and rings onto white card, colour in as shown using pens of choice.
(3) Cut out bells & rings, attach foam sticky pads.
(4) Die-Cut image shape from white card, butterfly and flourish from 'Romance' cardstock.
(5) Stick elements together down onto card.
(6) Add five white pearls to card.

We do hope you have enjoyed our blog project today.  Please don't forget that the stamp used is available to buy for a special price until Thursday, so go grab yours now!

We also have a Monthly Blog Challenge running until the middle of the month. It has a 'Male' theme.  You still have over two weeks to enter, when you could be the lucky winner of a great prize of Little Claire goodies, so scroll down and get making your entries soon.

The Little Claire Team


Friday 21 June 2013

Fridays Blog Project - Scallop Circle Easel Card

Hi everyone and hope you all ok...
Its Lozzy here with this weeks Little Claire's Weekly Project for you. I have made a circle easel card and have used one of Little Claire's digi image's called Bee Follower's

I am also using a 'Just been Released' stamp set and these are called 'Postcard Greetings'...which are great.

To make this card i have used

Little Claire's = Bee Follower's digi
Little Claire's = Postcard Sentiment stamps
Papers are Maja Designs Life in the Country
X cut scallop and round circles die's
X cut flower die's
yellow and white card
used a 5 x 5 card blank
Pro Markers used = blush, tulip yellow, green, cool grey 1, arctic blue, rose pink

First i start by using my Cuttle Bug with the die's and get everything cut out. Print of the digi image then colour the lovely Bee's in with Pro markers plus stamp out one of the Postcard Sentiments. Have used one that's says "100% wonderful"

To get the main shape i used the 5 x 5 card blank and a large scallop circle die. Place the die so it overhangs a bit, then cut out.

The top of the card is then folded in half and the other large circle die that you cut out is only glued on the bottom half then you stick it to the bottom half of the folded front. After that i start gluing everything together and us a fine liner pen to add crosses and lines around the top and bottom part of the card.

I use Collall glue for gluing the papers and Silicone Glue to add the flowers to the card and to raze the Postcard sentiment up a bit so it holds the front of the card up. Used green card Candi to the center of the flowers and shaped the flowers a bit to give them a 3D look.

After that i came up with this lovely easel card

I hope i have inspired you into making a easel card plus if you are in need of some great products please don't forget to stop by Little Claire's wont be disappointed as they have lots of gorgeous products.
Don't forget this months "Male" themed challenge we are having..... Would love to see your designs.

Take Care

Lozzy and The Little Claire Design Team xx

Thursday 20 June 2013

Blog Hop Winner

Good morning,
Here is the lucky winner of our recent Blog Hop, apologies for the delay in posting.
Dawn (Crafting Dawn Till Dusk)
- who mailed ...
'Hi Gill, my answer for the blog hop is TULIP CAT. many thanks to the team for a lovely hop around with beautiful creations'
Here is the prize :
3 x A4 Design Sheets
2 x Scallop Circle Easel Cards & Envelopes
Tulip Cat Stamp
Butterfly Blossom Stamp
Family Ted Stamp
Poppies Stamp
1m off Crafted with Love Ribbon
1m off Pink VW Campervan Ribbon
Well done to Dawn.
Please pop back tomorrow when our lovely new teamie Lozzy, has a wonderful blog project to share.

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Hello everyone

We had a wonderful surprise dropped through our letterbox yesterday - issue 11 of Creative Stamping magazine which has 3 pages featuring step by steps on 5 Little Claire cards all designed by our Heidi, so exciting!

Step by Step Daschund...

and here is the card...

Step by Step 'you're so tweet' & 'hearts & flowers'...

 and here are the cards...

You're so Tweet

Hearts & Flowers
Step by step 'Cherish, Hugs & Dream' and 'Butterfly Blossom'...

and here are the lovely cards...

Cherish, Hugs & Dream

Butterfly Blossom
Heidi has listed everything used to make these cards together with easy to follow instructions - we love every single card and thank you to Heidi for her makes - so it's sure to become an invaluable reference for ideas, make sure you get your copy of Creative Stamping today!

And if you live near to the Wirral and fancy joining us this Saturday either in the morning, afternoon or both to make a super selection of Little Claire cards then get in touch as we have a couple of places left on our classes, this Saturday 22 June, Wirral T: 0151 342 5715 or carol see more info on our web

Little Claire x

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Happy Birthday Gill x

Hello everyone - we have a birthday here at Little Claire - 
Gill has turned 50 and to celebrate we are offering the first
50 callers who spend £25 or more a whopping 25% discount and free p & p – so call 0151 342 5715 and wish Gill a Happy Birthday today!

Monday 17 June 2013

Little Claire Likes ..... 'Mice in Squares'

Good morning, welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes' ..... This week we are featuring 'Mice in Squares, another recently launched stamp set with cute little images.  You can purchase the stamp HERE from our website for only £6.50.
 Here is a quick and easy card using the little mice.  We have listed the products used and some instructions, should you wish to make the card.
Products used :
Flower punch, Dies and pearls from stash
 Card Instructions :
(1) Stamp up image and colour in with Promarker Pens, edge with Pastel Beige Promarker.
(2) Die-cut large scallop square, Butterfly & Flourish from papers, put to one side.
(3) Punch out three flowers using punch.
(4) Stick scallop square shape to 'Embossed Flower' card blank, stick image on top.
(5) Arrange die-cut shapes, stick down and attach lilac pearls.
We do hope you have enjoyed our quick project today, please feel free to leave us a comment.
The Little Claire Design Team

Saturday 15 June 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 34 - 'Male Theme'

Welcome to another challenge here at Little Claire.  Thank you to everyone who joining in our Challenge & Blog Hop last month.  The winner of the Blog Hop will be announced on here on Monday 17th June when Gill returns from her holiday.
We had lots of wonderful entries in our challenge, the winner of which is drumroll .....
 # 23 - Kay Griffin

Well done Kay - here is her lovely card :)

Please contact who will send you your prize.
Our Top Three Are :

# 7 - Lucy
# 33 - Diane W
# 39 - Rachel Fisher

Well done ladies! Please take the blinkie for your blogs.
Before we get to our new challenge theme.  We have to say goodbye to two lovely teamies.  Donna & Lyndsey
who have recently left our Design Team.  They had both been with us for some time, so goodbye and we are all missing you already.
It is also Hello!!! to our lovely new teamie - Lozzy! Welcome to our lovely team, please go take a look at her blog HERE, she is a fabby crafter and we are so lucky to have her on board, so welcome Lozzy!
For our new challenge, we would like to see your 'Male' themed projects.  Just right for this weekend with Father's Day fast approaching.  Please follow the rules and leave us a link below.
Here is the prize you could win this month :
 Three die cut sheets
One Pack of 20 mini Kraft cards and envelopes
Five brand new 'Dinky' image stamps

Now to our DT's Creations :

Gaynor has used
'Tulip Cat Peel-Off'

Gemma has used
'Georgina's Rosette's',  'Oh Man' Stamp sets and 'Dictionary Definitions' sentiment set

Georgina has used
'Cherish, Hope & Dream's' Stamp set

Heidi has used
'Happy Day's' Stamp Set

Helen N has used
'DIY' Digi Download & 'Dictionary Definitions' Stamp Set

Lozzy has used
'Westie's in Squares' Digi-Stamp

There they all are, lots of great inspiration for you crafters out there!

Here are our rules for entering the challenge :

Challenge Rules :

(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 blog.
(8) The challenge finishes on Friday, 12th July 2013 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (#35) will be open on Saturday, 13th July 2013.
 Good luck entering, the Design Team are looking forward to seeing all of your entries and reading your comments left below.

The Little Claire Design Team


Friday 14 June 2013

Friday Blog Project - Post-It Note Holder

Happy Friday, here is a little Post-It-Note Holder made by myself,  Heidi.  It was made using scrap card, some little sticky buttons and the gorgeous little 'Dinkie' - 'Pincushion Birdy', which is available on the website HERE for only £2.00!
It is very quick and easy to make and they make great gifts for teachers etc.

Products Used :
Post-It-Note Block - 5cms x 5cms
Small piece of white cardstock
Spellbinders Shaped Die
Promarkers - Denim Blue, Powder Blue, Blossom, Rose Pink, Pastel Beige & Khaki
Sticky Buttons from stash
Strong double-sided tape
Sticky Foam Pads
Holder Instructions :
(1) Cut a piece of 'Bluebell' cardstock to measure : 6cms x 14.5cms. Score at 6cms and 8.5cms, fold on score lines.

(2) Stamp image onto white cardstock, die-cut out and colour in with Promarkers.

(3) Stick post-it-note pad down using strong tape, to inside of holder.

(4) On foam pads, stick image down onto top of holder and add three small sticky buttons.
I do hope you have liked my little project today, please feel free to leave me a comment. I do hope you enjoy making these little fun gifts.
The Design Team will be back with another challenge tomorrow, so do stop by to join in.
Heidi & The Little Claire Design Team