Friday 27 September 2013

Fridays Blog Project

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..
Its Lozzy here today for Little Claire's Friday Project and would like to show you a beautiful picture made with a old wooden frame and Little Claire's gorgeous  Flowerhead stamp and Dinkie's flowerhead stamp.

A4 Patterend paper
A4 coloured card
die cut semtiments
silver gems
scissors, glue, paper cutter
you can use any colour card and paper you choose

1st stamp and then cut out the flowers. Colour the flowers then added gems to the centre of the smaller flowers also coloured the little flowers in on the sentiment.
Using the back board of the picture frame as a template to cut the coloured card to size. The paper is cut a bit smaller then glued onto the card.
Arrange the flowers and sentiment on card then glue in place.
And them put into frame and you have a beautiful flower picture
Hanging on my bedroom wall
I hope i have inspired you into making a lovely picture and 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.
PS.. Don't forget this months Sketch and Autumn  themed challenge we are having ..... Would love to see your designs..
Take Care
Lozzy & The Little Claire Design Team xx  

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'The Robin & The Ivy'

Good morning, welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes'.  Today we are showcasing a great little Christmas stamp called 'The Robin & The Ivy'.  It features a chubby little robin sitting on a holly bough.
You can purchase this cute little stamp for the special price of
£3.99 (normally £5.50)
until Thursday 25th September 2013 or whilst stocks last
Just call : 0844 800 4376 or via HERE on the website
Here is Heidi's card using the stamp.  She has also used one of the great 'Christmas Postcards' which were launched recently.
Here are a list of products used on her card :
Promarkers : Vanilla, Pear Green, Ruby, Sandstone, Caramel and Ice Grey I - £1.70 per pen
(Snowflake Die from stash)
Instructions :
(1) Stamp up image using 'Rich Cocoa' inkpad onto white cardstock. Colour image in with Promarker's.
(2) Stamp up 'Seasons Greetings' postcard sentiment, cut out.
(3) Matt image onto red cardstock, stick together and then down onto card blank.
(4) Die-cut three red snowflakes and one white from spare card.
(5) Stick elements down onto card blank.
(6) Add pearls to decorate and stickles to 'robin' and 'bough'.
We do hope you have enjoyed the card project today, please do leave us a comment.
The Little Claire Team

Monday 23 September 2013

Thank you for your support x

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported our discount day yesterday - WOW we were overwhelmed with orders!

To everyone who placed an order please bear with us, we will plough through them as quickly as possible and your goodies will be sent out to you.

Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, designed by Heidi
The Little Claire Team xxx

Sunday 22 September 2013

20% Discount Today!

Happy Sunday!

We don't have our stand at Ally Pally this weekend so instead, we are offering all our customers a whopping big 20% from ALL Little Claire purchases today, Sunday 22 September 2013

AND our lovely Club Members receive 30% discount today - just key in the code 'ap0913' at checkout and fill your boots!

Have a lovely day - Little Claire x

Friday 20 September 2013

Weekly Blog Project - Poinsettia Card & Candle

 Hello, Heidi here. It is my turn to share a blog project with you today, using one of the gorgeous stamps available from the website.
I have made a Christmas card and candle gift set, using the 'Poinsettia Cluster' stamp set. Both are easy to make and are great for Christmas gifts.
Firstly, here is a list of products that I have used and instructions how they were made,
  Candle :
Little Claire 'Poinsettia Cluster' Stamp
Pillar Candle
2 ply White Tissue
Momento 'Tuxedo Black'
Promarkers : Ruby Red & Pear Green
Greaseproof Paper
Heat Gun
Poinsettia Card :

Little Claire 'Poinsettia Cluster' stamp
'Christmas Celebrations' sentiment stamp from
'Snowman Bunting' Stamp set
White Scallop Card Blank
Craft Creations 'Small Poinsettia Paper'
Red & Green Bazzill Cardstock
Red wired ribbon
White A4 Stamping Card
Momento 'Tuxedo Black' Inkpad
Poinsettia Die Shapes
Promarkers : Ruby & Pear Green
Clear Stones

Candle Instructions :

(1) Onto a 2ply tissue, stamp up the 'Poinsettia Cluster' image, colour in lightly with Promarker pens, (dotting the colour on the tissue works well).
(2) Cut around the image. Place image centrally onto candle. Cover with a piece of greaseproof paper and heat lightly using heat gun.
(3) With the heat gun, over the image, after a few seconds of heating, the image will turn shiny, when it does this, stop heating.
(4) Die-cut three sets of the poinsettia, using red & green card. Stick together with sticky pads and add a gold card candy to the centre of the flower.
(5) Cut a oblong of red card to measure 3cms wide, the length can be determined by the size of the candle. Make sure it meets together at the front of the candle.
(6) Stick card strip down with double sided tape and attach flowers to front of candle.

Card Instructions :

(1) Cut a piece of red card and a piece of the 'Poinsettia' paper, stick together.
(2) Wrap red wired ribbon around the card and tie a large bow on the left-hand side of the card, stick down onto card blank.
(3) Onto a piece of white stamping card, stamp up 'Poinsettia Cluster' image, colour in with Promarker's.
(4) Stamp sentiment, 'Christmas Celebrations' onto right-hand side of top of card,
(5) Matt onto a piece of green and red card, stick image down onto card.
(6) Die-cut one green & two red poinsettia's, stick together with small sticky pads and add a gold card candy to centre.
(7) Add clear stone to side of image.

I do hope that you have enjoyed the tutorials today, please leave us a comment.

Heidi & The Little Claire Team



Thursday 19 September 2013

Lovely Carol's last day in the office today... she is flying out to Majorca tomorrow with her family (her son is taking up a teaching role out there as part of his studies) she will be there for a week in the sun so Steve and I are doing our best to give her all the work before she goes, lol!
Lovely Carol

We've had lots of orders this week, thank you very much and here's a whisper 'look on our web this Sunday, you may like what you see!'

And talking about liking what you see, it's time to show you the cards we made last Saturday afternoon on Helen N's Quick Christmas Cards class (they are lovely!)

Quick Christmas Cards was the name of the class and we used mostly our Die Cut images and our Peel Offs, here is a die cut of Christmas Village Scene and we have covered it with Glitter Sparkle to give a lovely starry effect:

Christmas Village Scene
Here is the main card and the blue background paper is Snowflakes on Mid Blue paper:

Helen used another die cut to make this Deck the Horns card:

Deck the Horns
Complete with Kraft paper and red gems:

And how about this for a wonderful Snowman peel off, simply peel him off the sheet and colour! Helen used white dots on pale blue papers and the stopper has been made with one of our Christmas Postcards stamps

Christmas Snowman Peel Off
Back to die cut sheets and here is a fabby card made using the image of our Snowman Bunting:

Snowman Bunting Die Cut
Helen made lots of quick Christmas cards on the class (too many to show here - my other work is calling - got to go think up new designs for after Christmas) if you look in the Inspiration section on our web you will be able to see the full selection of Helen's quick cards by the end of today x

Little Claire x

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Here's Steve...

..cutting the stamps he made yesterday ready for the Big Birthday Celebrations at Crabapple Crafts, Frodsham, Cheshire this Saturday 21 September from 10am - 4pm.

Happy in his work?
Our teamie Helen N will be at Crabapple surrounded by lots of Little Claire goodies and giving lots of hints and tips for using our stamps (she may even let you have a go - if you ask nicely and get her on a good day!)

Hope you can make it to the day, it promises to be a good one with lots of demonstrators, free parking and we've seen a mention of coffee and cake.......................?

Little Claire x

Tuesday 17 September 2013

We had a super day of classes last Saturday...

...two fantastic Christmas classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon with a great bunch of ladies and lots of refreshments provided by Steve (he does have his uses!)
The classes were designed and run by our teamie Helen N and here are pics of the cards made on the morning class; Christmas Flora and Fauna:

we featured our favourite 'Little One' stamp
and here is the card:

The paper we used is Snowflakes on Mid Blue which you can find here

and here is our Bambino stamp looking great with a paper pieced tartan scarf:

Our new Robin and Snowdrop stamp got decoupaged!

Robin and Snowdrop

and here is the decoupaged image on a background of kraft paper and and Christmas Scrolls Red paper:

Poinsettia Cluster made a super floral card and the deep red colour really goes well with the red gingham paper:

Poinsettia Cluster
Finally we made this lovely swirly purple card featuring our Star of Wonder stamp which was covered in glitter film and a background of purple swirly paper with the 'stopper' being one of our Christmas Postcards stamps - perfect!

Star of Wonder
So that was our morning and we hope you agree what a wonderful selection of cards they all are, we will show you what we made in the afternoon class soon, in the meantime, if you would like to attend any of our classes click here for more information or call us: 0844 800 4376.

Little Claire xxx

Monday 16 September 2013

Little Claire Likes ...'Christmas Joy'

Hello, welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes'.  This week we are showcasing 'Christmas Joy', a gorgeous stamp with a Scandanavian feel.  It comes with a sweet little sentiment 'the best time of the year' and can be used for winter cards as well as Christmas. It is very versatile and great to colour in!

We are offering this lovely stamp set for the special price of £3.99 (normally £5.50) until Thursday 19th September 2013 or whilst stocks of the stamp last.
Contact the office on : 0844 800 4376 or via HERE for the website,
Our Design Team member Heidi, has made this card using the stamp and sentiment.  She has also listed the products used and instructions on how the card was made.

Products Used :
Promarkers Used : Ruby, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue, Khaki, Pastel Blue, Pear Green, Gold - £1.70 each
('Joy' Charm, red pearls and cream twine from stash)
Instructions Used :
(1) Stamp up 'Joy' image onto white cardstock, colour in with Promarkers, stick onto a piece of kraft cardstock.
(2) Cut a square of the snowflake paper and stick down onto the kraft card blank.
(3) Cut a square of kraft card to measure : 12cms x 12cms, cut a square of blue check paper to measure 11.5cms x 11.5cms, stick together and add some cream twine onto card.
(4) Stamp up 'the best time of the year' sentiment onto the top of the paper, as shown.
(5) Add 'Joy' charm to some cream twine and tie a bow, attach to twine on card.
(6) Stick doily to corner of card, stock, then stick down image over top.
(7) Add four small red pearls.

Whilst you are snapping up this gorgeous little stamp on offer, we also have another offer for you, you can buy this gorgeous little stamp

'Mice in Squares' for the fantastic MAD MONDAY price of £1.50!

Just click on the MAD MONDAY above to order yours from the website.

Here is a card showing off the lovely little mice,

Thank you for stopping by today and do take up these fabulous offers before they sell out.
The Little Claire Team

Saturday 14 September 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 37 - Sketch & 'Autumn Theme'

Good morning, welcome to another great challenge here at Little Claire.  Thank you to everyone that entered our 'Holiday' themed challenge last month, we had lots of great entries as always.
The Winner randomly picked is :
 Well Done!! Please contact Carol ( who will forward on your prize.

Also a mention for
This month we have another great sketch from our lovely teamie Gemma.  We have combined it with the theme of 'Autumn', Your entries can also be made using autumnal colours, oranges, greens and browns.

Its a great easy to follow layout, and here is a gorgeous autumnal image to inspire you :

We have another great prize for the winning entry :
 Which includes :
12 x 12 Papers x 8
Bazzill card x 2
Little Claire A4 Die Cut Sheets x 3
Little Claire Christmas Concertina Tags (contains 10 tags)
Little Claire Concertina Tags – Light Blue, Marine Blue & White (1 each)
Little Claire ‘Mice in Squares’ stamp

We would of course, love to see your entries using any Little Claire stamps/digi's/die-cut images, but other images can be used.  You can go via HERE to the website to treat yourself to a stamp or four!
Now to our teamie's creations, lots of different cards using our great sketch!
 Diane has used
'Rainy Day's' stamp set
Gaynor using
'Gerbera Stamp Set' (retired)

Gemma has used

 Georgina has used
'Family Ted' stamp set (retired) and 'Happy Birthday' peel-off

Heidi's using

Helen N has used
'Mice Squares' and Little Claire Sentiment

Lozzy has used

 We do have a few rules to follow, before you enter our challenge.
(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 October 2013 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (#38) will be open on Saturday, 13th October 2013.

We are so looking forward to popping by your blogs to see your entries.

Good luck!

The Little Claire Design Team


Friday 13 September 2013

Little Claire's Weekly Project...Quick Christmas Card

Hello Crafters

Its Gemma here...this week is my turn to do the weekly project and i have a quick and easy Christmas card for you so no excuse's of not having the time because like i say they are very quick to make!!
I am using Little Claire's new Christmas Postcard sentiment stamps because they are just fabulous and great for those quick cards...

Here's the Christmas card you will make with this project...

Products you will need...

Dovecraft Merry Magic 6x6 papers or any Christmas papers of your choice 
Green card blank
Red card

Step by step instructions...
1) Matt and layer a piece of 12cm x 12cm backing paper onto a piece of red card measuring 12.5cm x 12.5cm.

2) Now wrap some ribbon around your layer and attach at the back, Now attach this layer to your green card blank like in the picture below

3) Stamp your chosen sentiment onto some red card, then cut around the image but leaving a little border and attach to you card like in the picture.
4) Now to finish your card make a bow and attach to your card, next add some pretty gems to the corners of your card to make it look pretty...Finished!!!

How quick and easy was that project??

I just think these are great for those who sell cards for themselves or for charity or for those who need to make a lot cards for their families...

Here's a couple of more examples for you...

Well i hope you enjoy my weekly project and i have inspired you to have a go at making these quick and easy Christmas cards!
 If you need any products to make these cards then please do visit Little Claire's online shop as they have loads of gorgeous products at great price's too...

Thanks for stopping by here and for any comments you may leave me :)
Also if you have any question please do leave it in the comments box or email me at and i will get back to you as soon as i can!!
hugs and xxx