Friday 28 February 2014

Little Claire Friday Project

Hello to you all, My share today is a first for me at Little Claire's....
It's the Friday Project
I have decided to show how you can make a background for all the lovely silhouette stamps that are
available from Little Claire

I first started by gathering all I needed

After stamping my image onto my card  with some black Versafine ink I punched a 2 inch circle to use as a mask for the moon,you can place this wherever you like

Using Faded Jeans distress ink and a sponge start inking the card around the image and moon making sure you hold the moon mask firmly, I have left some free of ink where I think the moon is shining.

I have also gone around the top corners with Festive Berries distress ink to give some depth to the image.

 To get the effect of clouds across the moon I have picked some ink up on a cotton bud and simply  wiped it across.

I then assembled everything and this is the end result.

Supplies used
 Stamp-Meadow Girl
Backing Paper DCWV Floral Foliage
Postcard Sentiment Stamp
Versafine Ink
Ranger Distress Ink Faded Jeans and Festive Berries
2 inch circle punch
Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday 27 February 2014

Welcome back... an old favourite (why did we let you go?)

We've had lots of requests for this stamp set to be brought back into the fold, so here it is; 'The Office'

Such a perfect set of stamps for lots of occasions both male and female cards and the best thing is, for

TODAY ONLY this stamp set is available for just £3.50 (RRP: £6.50)
Click here to grab yours (while stocks last)

Little Claire x

Wednesday 26 February 2014

The new club stamps for March...

... are being processed right now!

Here is a peek of the new March designs which are winging their way to our lovely club members this week:

mmmm.... very nice - this new set will be revealed in all its glory from Saturday 01 March together with all of the samples created by our lovely teamies and it promises to be extremely useful for both male and female cards.
Steve will be taking the stamps along with lots of samples to the Make-it show at Farnborough later this week.

Little Claire x

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Memory Box Dies

We have received a delivery of Memory Box dies and stencils (amongst other lovelies!) Here is a smattering of what is in stock:

Flock of Birds £4.20
Butterfly Heart £9.50
Kensington Border £10.50

Precious Butterflies £9.50
This is a small selection of our new Memory Box cutting dies in stock you can see the full range here
and here are the lovely Stencils:

Birch £4.50
Butterfly Vine £4.50

Flora £4.50

Again, you can see the full range of Stencils here

We also have the New Tim Holz Mini Distress Inks packs:

Mini Distress Inks £7.99

How cute!  These are the same unique, water based dye ink formula used in the full size Distress Ink pads in a convenient, stackable 1" x 1" pad - we have 3 kits in stock,

Kit 1 contains: Pickled Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers & Spiced Marmalade

Kit 2: Brick, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean & Seedless Preserves

Kit 3:  Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Black Soot

We will be exhibiting at Make-it, FIVE, Farnborough from Friday 28 Feb to Sunday 02 March please come and visit us if you are going, we will have lots to show!

Little Claire x

Monday 24 February 2014

Little Claire Likes - Male Changing Tree

Good afternoon, hope you have had a lovely crafty weekend? Little Claire had a stand at the Bracknell show yesterday and it was so nice to see so many familiar faces.
Our 'Little Claire Likes' project today is a male card, using our 'Man Tree' stamp. It is just right for all of those cards that need making for the men.  It's a substantial stamp which features most sports and is a great image for the young and mature men in our lives.  Heidi has also used a great sentiment set 'Manphabet', it compliments the 'Man Tree' image.
You can purchase the 'Man Tree' stamp for the special price of £4.99 (normally £6.50)
Here is Heidi's card for today :
She has listed all products used and some instructions on how it was made.
Products Used :
Promarkers Used :  Denim, Pastel Blue, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Sandstone, Caramel, Ice Grey I, Ice Grey II and Ice Grey III -   £1.70 each
(Card blank and brown pearls from stash)
Card Instructions:
(1) Using a card bland measuring : 12.5cms x 17cms, cut a piece of Aloe Vera card and stick to front of card.
(2) Cut a square of two different coloured papers from the DCWV card stack, cut in half lengthways and stick one of each colour to card.
(3) Stamp up 'Man Tree' image, colour in and ink all card/paper edges using 'Rich Cocoa' inkpad.
(4) Cut 4cm square, cut in half and stick one triangle to each corner of card.
(5) Stick image down centrally over card corners.
(6) Using 'Manphabet' stamp set, stamp up name of choice, cut out and edge with inkpad. Stick down.
(7) Cut an oblong of card measuring : 3.5cms x 2cms, cut a triangle out of one edge, stick down.
(8) Add pearls as shown.
We do hope you have enjoyed the male project today, don't forget to take up our special offer on the 'Man Tree' stamp.
The Little Claire Team

Friday 21 February 2014

Friday Project-Birds in Squares

Morning guys, Diane here with a lovely spring friday project for you using "Birds in Squares" digi download.
Little Claire has some fab digi downloads which are just right for paper piecing as you can make them any size you like.

You will need,
 some white card,
a piece of white copier paper,
 4 pieces of patterned paper in yellow, green, pink and blue,
3d foam tape /pads,
white gel pen,

Print your image onto a A4 piece of white card on the right hand side.  Also onto a piece of white copier paper.

  Next print your image onto a piece of green and yellow patterned paper.

  Using the white copier paper and using small pieces of patterned paper print all the small elements you want to paper piece ie the birds, fence flowers leaves etc and cut out.

Now onto white card print just the two big birds, large flower head and large heart and paper piece. Also print your sentiment, I have used Little Claire's digi super sentiment 8 and coloured the small elements using promarkers.


 Next paper piece your other elements onto the yellow patterned paper, omitting the large birds, heart and flower.

Cut round each square and glue to green patterned paper.

Then glue this to your white card which will be your card base.

 Score in half leaving a small margin on left hand side and trim.

  Now mount your birds, heart and flower head onto 3d foam and attach to front of card. Finish off by adding a bow and the round sentiment to side of card and a with a white gel pen colour the dots on the heart and birds wings.

 One lovely spring birthday card.

Here is another card using the same technique, but with  "Sleeping Doggie" and super sentiment 7. This time the fold is at the top  and I have cut round the chair to make a shaped card.
So why not give paper piecing a go using the digi stamps !!

hugs Diane xx

Thursday 20 February 2014

Here are a couple of Sticker Sheets

which we have brought out to tie-in with our new stamps:

Book Owl
We just love our stickers, so handy to have not just for when you want to make a quick card (but of course really useful for that!) but they just make fantastic cards, looking like they have been stamped but without any of the mess, here's a card from Heidi - she has attached the sticker to white card, coloured (really easy to stay inside the lines) and then matt and layered her card, and very nice it is too!

designed by Heidi
We have a great sheet of Hot Air Balloons:

and again, lovely card samples:

designed by Heidi

designed by Helen N
and we have sticker sheets for Silhouette Owl Tree:

designed by Helen N

Silhouette Picnic:
designed by Heidi
and Silhouette Elephants:

designed by Heidi

designed by Helen N

So as you can see, our sticker sheets are great and only 70p p/sheet they are fantastic value too!

Craft Show:

If you live near Bracknell, Berks why not pay us a visit at the PaperCrafts Show, Bracknell Leisure Centre this coming Sunday 23 Feb from 10am - 4pm.

Little Claire xxx

Monday 17 February 2014

'Fabulous Day' Competition Winner & Little Claire Likes - 'The Smile I Bring' Card

Good morning, welcome to another Little Claire Likes Project. Firstly, we are pleased to announce the winner of our 'Fabulous Day' competition from last week, drumroll .......
The winner is Debbie, who said ...
Beautiful cards from you all. Love all the different styles with the same gorgeous image.Thank you for the chance to win.
My fabulous day would be a relaxing day sitting with fellow crafters in a small group learning and practising different techniques to get the most from stamps.I am an keen stamper who loves nothing better than getting inky and trying new things.A cuppa, a slice of cake and being surrounded by little Claire stamps.I have been inspired today by all these samples to join your club so thank you.Your recent release of the silhouette stamps have really won me over.
Hugs Debbie x
Well done Debbie!! Please let Carol ( have your details, so she can send you your stamps, enjoy playing!
Now to our regular Monday project. Today, we are showcasing the wonderful 'The Smile I Bring', little set of stamps, full of lots of lovely images that mix and match well together.
Heidi has made a card using images in the set. She has paper pieced flowers and small butterflies from the background papers.
You can purchase this lovely little stamp set at the special price of £4.50 (normally £6.99) until Thursday 20th February 2014 or while there is stock left.
Here is a list of the products used from the website HERE
Products Used :
Little Claire 'The Smile I Bring' stamp set - £4.50
A4 White Stamping Cardstock - £3.50 per pack
Promarkers : Tea Green, Soft Green, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Sandstone, Caramel, Almond & Putty - £1.70 each
(Paper from stash)
Card Instructions :
(1) Cut a square of white cardstock, measuring : 9cms x 9cms, stamp up image and colour in with Promarker's listed.
(2) Matt image onto a piece of kraft cardstock, 9.5cms x 9.5cms, ink edge with inkpad.
(3) Using scraps of paper, cover card blank and using a strip in a different colour, place across centre of card, stick down.
(4) Stamp up flowers and butterflies onto paper scraps, cut out and edge with brown inkpad.
(5) Stamp up sentiment onto small piece of kraft card.
(6) Stick doily down to top of card, add lace.
(7) Add butterflies, flowers and pearls to card.
We do hope you have been inspired to get crafting and have enjoyed our project today.
The Little Claire Team

Saturday 15 February 2014

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 42 - Monotone Theme

Hello and welcome to our February challenge here at Little Claire.
Thank you to all that took part in our January challenge, here is the winner :
# 5  - Lynn (My Crafty Page)

Well done Lynn, you have made a beautiful card using our 'Cherish, Hope & Dream' stamp set and Gemma's great sketch!

Please contact Carol (, who will forward on your prize. 
Our theme this month is 'Monotone'.  We would like to see one colour only on your entries including all papers and embellishments.
Here is our prize, lots of lovely goodies from our website :
 1m each laser cut & embossed daisy ribbon in white, pink & lilac
Assortment of shaded red & shaded pink 6 x 6 paper
4 Concertina Tag cards Pink & White
A4 Felt Multipack, 8 sheets – 4 shades of pink
Me to You Tatty Teddy with cakes stamp
Me to You 60 Paper Blossoms
Here are the Design Team's Mono Cards
Firstly, we are welcoming another new design team member to our Little Claire gang. 
Marianne Fisher is a very busy crafter, making gorgeous cards.  Here is her first official, DT card using the new 'Silhouette Wedding Couple' stamp.
Here is a link to her BLOG.
We are also joined this month by a Guest Designer, Lisa Boorman.  Lisa is a card and cake maker and a regular customer of Little Claire's. She regularly attends our workshops down South and makes gorgeous cards.  Here is her BLOG.
Lisa has made a lovely card using a 'Let's Do Lunch' stamp set
Diane has used - 'Silhouette Cats' stamp set
Doreen has used 'Swirly Birds' stamp set
Gaynor has used 'Daisy Bear' stamp

Gemma's using 'Silhouette Owl Tree' stamp set


Helen N has used 'Silhouette Elephants' and 'Dictionary Definitions' sentiment circle
Lozzy has used 'On Your Wedding Day' stamp set
Before entering our challenge, please read the rules below.
Can we please ask that your card/creation is an original design of your own and not a copy or remake of another card. This is plagiarism and these entries WILL NOT be included.
(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, 14th March 2014 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (#43) will be open on Saturday, 15th March 2014.
We look forward to seeing all of your mono coloured creations.
The Little Claire Design Team