Saturday 30 April 2016

Monthly Challenge Inspiration–Lisa

Morning All! It’s Lisa here with a quick reminder of our current monthly challenge and a closer look at my challenge project.

The theme of our current challenge is ‘Spring Colours’ and you can find all the details on the challenge post, here on the blog. We would love to see your cards entered in the challenge and there's a fabulous prize on offer for the winner!

For my challenge project I’ve used Dinkies Welly Girl stamp:

And also Pretty Pastel Dots and Delicate Daisies paper packs.
Here is my card:
Welly Girl (4)

Step by Step:
  1. Cut a 9cm by 13.5cm piece of Dotty Paper and mat onto Kraft, then green card. Fix to the card blank.
  2. Cut a 6cm by 10 cm piece of daisy paper and stamp the sentiment onto the bottom. Mat onto Kraft card, then green card and fix to the card blank using foam pads.
  3. Doodle a border on both patterned panels.
  4. Stamp the little girl onto a 6cm square piece of white stamping card and colour with alcohol pens.
  5. Doodle a border and fix to the daisy panel.

I hope you like my project and are inspired to try something similar. My blog is if you would like to see some more projects.

Thanks for stopping by


Friday 29 April 2016

Bank Holiday Offer

See this and more offers here

Hope you have a lovely weekend from all at LC Designs xxx

Thursday 28 April 2016

Tag - You're It!

Good morning - it's Helen here to share a very quick and easy card using some great LC Designs products.

Here's what you'll need:

sentiment stamp from LC Designs
patterned paper
plain paper
black gems
corner rounder punch

and here's what you need to do:

1. Trim the bird image taking away the white surrounding the picture as shown in the photo below.  Stamp the sentiment sideways as shown in the photo.  Mat on to coloured card:

2. Cut a a piece of patterned paper to measure 8cm by 7cm and a piece of plain paper to measure 8.5cm by 7.5cm.   Round the bottom two corners and then mat the patterned paper on to the plain paper as shown in the photo below:

3. Attach the paper panel to the front of the tag card and then add the image as shown below:

4. Tie ribbon through one side of the tag card and add some black gems:

As you can see, the Irresisitible Images can be cut down or even die cut - they don't just have to be used as they are.  They're great for making quick cards as the images are pre-coloured.

Kraft tag cards are also on the website here.

And here's another tag card I've made using 'Dinkies Tulip Bunny'

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Wednesday 27 April 2016

Alli`s Monthly Inspiration

Hello its Alli here today to remind you about the latest stamp challenge and as you know the theme is spring colours. I have made this card as my design team inspiration, I have to say that I love all the wavy stamps and this wavy doggies stamp is no exception. The lucky winner will take away a stash of Irrisistible Images and I recommend you take a look at the full range as they are beautiful. So good luck if you enter the challenge and happy crafting.  
What you will need:
Crealies Oval XXL double stitch dies
Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies Open Petals die
Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies Complete Petals die
Tonic boot punch small daisy
die cutting machine
Tonic boot punch small butterfly
ring binder hole punch
small hole punch
6" x 6" base card
Fancy Florals papercraft kit (from a craft magazine)
pink paper
white card to stamp onto
copy paper
colouring implements of your choice
black Versa Fine ink pad
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Spun Sugar & Peacock Feathers
Cover the base card with the pink paper and cut to size.
Cut and layer the dotty paper from the Fancy Florals paper pack and stick onto the base card.
Using the Wavy Doggies stamp and the black Versa Fine ink pad stamp the image onto the white card (make sure that the image is at the centre of a square at least 6" x 6").
Select a Crealies oval die large enough to see the image through and cut out an aperture from the copy paper.
The copy paper has now become a mask so cut the paper down to a suitable size and secure the copy paper over the stamped image (remember to use low tack or linted masking tape as you do not want to tear the surface of the white card).
Colour the image in using colouring implements of your choice.
Remove the mask and cut the image to size (about 5 3/8" x 5 3/8").
Using the "To my best friend" sentiment and the black Versa Fine ink stamp the sentiment at the top right of the image topper.
Stick the image topper onto the base card.
Secure the same Crealies die as you have already used to make the mask and the next larger die onto some white card to make a frame and run through the die cutting machine.
Stick the frame onto the card topper to frame the image.
With the Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies Open Petals die and the Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies Complete Petals die cut 2 of each and colour using the Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
Stick one open petal daisy over the full petal daisy and repeat with the two remaining die cuts.
Using the Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink colour a piece of white card and punch out two dots using the ring binder hole punch.
Stick the dots to the centre of the two daisies and stick the daisies onto the card.
With the Tonic daisy boot punch make 4 daisies from white card and colour in using the Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
Make 4 small dots from the Peacock Feathers coloured card using the smaller hole punch.
Stick the dots to the centre of the small Daisies and then stick the Daisies onto the card.
Using the Tonic small Daisies boot punch make 2 small Daisies from white card.
Using the smaller hole punch make 2 dots from the pink paper previously used on the card.
Stick the pink dots to the centre of the white Daisies and stick the Daisies onto the card.
Using the Tonic small butterfly boot punch make a butterfly from the pink paper previously used on the card and stick the butterfly onto the card.

Saturday 23 April 2016

Sarah's Monthly Inspiration

Good Morning Everyone!
It's Sarah here with my inspiration card for the New Challenge - Spring Colours. I have used the lovely digi stamp Hedgehog with Flowers - also available as a dinkie stamp. I found a cute paper that was free with a magazine and based the colours on the backing paper - adding bright yellow daffodils for a spring feel.

I used ProMarkers to colour in the super cute Hedgehog and added a green scalloped boarder to the paper edge. I used a bright green gem for the punched purple flower and small orange buttons for the daffodil centres. One little wooden ladybird finished the card :)

The prize for this challenge is 3 packs of LC Designs Irresistible Images worth £2.99 each:
Defo worth entering! Details can be found here.

Thanks for looking,

Sarah x

Friday 22 April 2016

NEW! Packs of Tag Cards and Envs...

We are delighted to announce the release of our LC packs of Tag Cards and Envs - packs of 10 for just £1.99

designed by Helen
We have Kraft and White:

designed by Helen

We cannot resist Tag Cards! Something about them, they are so cute! Dress them with ribbons, layers, inks - just gorgeous, and a whole pack of 10 for just £1.99 (or 3 for £5.00) what a bargain! Get crafting... 12cm x 8cm

Here's a cheeky little Kraft Tag made into a card from Heidi:

designed by Heidi
Don't forget - ANY 3 of our £1.99 packs of Cards and Envs for just £5.00 - get crafting!

LC x

Thursday 21 April 2016

Weekly Blog Project - Darling Daschunds Card

Good morning, Heidi here to share a project with you this sunny Thursday!
I have chosen the delightful stamp set 'Darling Daschunds', as I am a bit of a fan of these cute little dogs.
I have used some gorgeous turquoise paper from the LC Designs 'Pastel Gingham' paper pack along with one of the new 'Kraft Tag Cards' and a kraft card blank.
Here are the card ingredient's :
LC Designs 'Darling Dachunds' stamp set
Kraft Card Blank
Kraft Tag Card
White Stamping Card
Turquoise Bazzill Card
Memento 'Rich Cocoa' ink pad
Promarker Pens
Tim Holtz 'Lace' Die
Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads, Tumbled Glass &
Gathered Twigs
Turquoise wooden butterfly
Cream Lace
Small blue flowers
Cream Pearl
Tools : Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Sticky Pads and trimmer.
Card Instructions :
(1) Cut the turquoise card and paper to fit card blank.
(2) Stamp up image, colour in and ink around with distress ink pads.
(3) Matt image onto a piece of turquoise card.
(4) Cut kraft tag in half.  Matt and layer turquoise card and paper onto it.
(5) Attach image as shown.
(6) Choose and stamp up sentiment, matt onto card as shown.
(7) Die cut three pieces of 'Lace' from turquoise card, stick onto card and tag.
(8) Attach tag onto card blank using sticky pads.
(9) Stick down wooden butterfly, flowers and pearl.
I do hope you have enjoyed my blog project today, do pop on over to the LC Designs website HERE to take a look at their offers.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Susan's Monthly Inspiration

Hello! Susan here!
Today a new stamping Challenge starts at LC Designs (Little Claire) !!

This month's challenge theme is:


..... so think of projects featuring greens, yellows, pinks and blues...
Think of the flowers blooming now in your garden...

And the prize on offer for this month's lucky random winner is:

3 packs of LC Designs Irresistible Images worth £2.99.  You can see the full range of Irresistible Images here on the LC Designs website.


My inspiration for you today is a set of dinkie cards 
featuring the tiny 'dinkie' scallopped card blanks
available from LC Designs
and various LC Designs Papers.

I have used four different 'Dinkie' stamps -

 and 'Rain Hogs' 

I used Promarkers and a little glitter to colour the images. I printed the sentiments on the computer and matted them on scraps of card from my stash.

Do join the Challenge making a project to follow the theme!

And by the way...

Happy Crafting!

Saturday 16 April 2016

Monthly Challenge 68 - Spring Colours

Good morning and welcome to our new challenge!

First of all, a big thank to everyone who entered last month's challenge, scroll down to see if you were our winner or one of the top 3

Now on to this month's challenge and our theme is:


..... so we're looking for projects featuring spring colours.

You can make anything that you'd like to - cards, ATCs, scrapbook layouts, tags and whatever else you can think of!   You can use any products that you want to although we would love to see you feature something from the LC Designs website.  Don't forget that we sell stamps, digi stamps, toppers, outline stickers as well as all the other goodies you need to make cards.  

Take a look here at our website to see all the gorgeous LC Designs products.

(click on the picture to go to the website)

And the prize on offer for this month's lucky random winner is:

3 packs of LC Designs Irresistible Images worth £2.99.  You can see the full range of Irresistible Images here on the LC Designs website.


This month we are also featuring cards from two GDTs.

First of all we have Lorraine:

"My name is Lorraine Sexton, I am 66 years of age and I live in West Sussex with my lovely hubby Kevin.  I have two children and two grandchildren.

I first started making cards probably 20 years ago.  I used to visit the Craft Barn in Lingfield which was started by a lady called Maggie Wright.  She had first seen rubber stamps in the US and thought it would be good to introduce them to us in the UK.  Over the years I have progressed from rubber stamping to try most techniques but my main love is still stamping and colouring.   One area I’m not keen on is the “Grunge” look, I prefer clean lines, fresh colours and try not to overdo it with embellishments.  Like most other papercrafters I have amassed a huge “stash” and I really should take stock one of these days, but you never know when things might come in handy.   I really get a buzz from sending my finished cards to my friends and family and I try to tailor the design of the card to the particular recipient.  The only complaint I get is that they can’t bear to throw them away so have an ever growing pile of my cards!

My other  interests include gardening, birdwatching, walking, knitting and I also volunteer as a Room Guide at Standen, my local National Trust property.

I would be delighted to be asked to become a Guest Designer for Little Claire whose products I have liked and used over the years.  I especially like using clear stamps but have recently discovered digistamps which are so versatile"

And is Lorraine's gorgeous card:

Lorraine has used our 'Darling Daschunds' stamp set

Next is Colette

"My name is Colette and I have been Paper-crafting for 8yrs now. I have always been interested in creating things since I was a child. I had a stressful job, so crafting was a way of relaxation. I could make a mess in my craft room and time would just pass and I would relax. I have been a fan of Little Claire's Stamps for a long time and was a member of their craft club from the beginning. I enjoy stamping, decoupage and any type of card making.

I am married to Tim and we have three grown up children, 2 basset hounds, a border terrier and 6 hens. We live in a cottage that dates back to 1485"

And this is Colette's gorgeous card:

And now some inspiration from our talented Design Team:

Diane has used 'Dinkies Tulip Cat' and the 'Quirky Quilts' paper pack

Sarah has used the digi 'Hedgehog With Flowers'

Allison has used 'Wavy Doggies'

Susan has used a range of our Dinkies stamps - 'Dinkies Darling Elephants', 'Sweet Stamp', '3 Owls' and 'Rain Hogs' and various LC Designs Papers.

Gaynor has used 'Kitties - Irresistible Images' and 'Delicate Daisies' paper pack

Heidi has used 'Hunny Bunny' stamp, kraft tag card blank, sentiment from 'Wavy Doggies' stamp set and 'Delicate Daisies' paper pack.

Helen has used 'Dinkies Butterfly Cat', 'Pastel Gingham' paper pack and white tag card

Our Rules

1. Although we'd love to see you using our products, you can use any products that you want to make your project.

2. Only 3 entries from each person please - you can combine your entry with as many other challenges as you want to.

3. Please follow our challenge theme and no backlinking.

4. Please link up to and mention our challenge and please ensure you enter a link to your card and not just to your blog.

Thanks to everyone who entered our GDT call in our last challenge.  If you've been successful we'll be in touch very soon and keep your eyes open for another GDT call in the future.

This challenge finishes on Wednesday 12 May and our new challenge will start at 9am on Saturday 14 May.

Challenge 67 Winners

A big thank to everyone who entered last month's 'anything goes' challenge - we had lots and lots of wonderful entries!

Our lucky winner, picked at random is:

Entry 18 - Kath

Congratulations!  Please e-mail Gill ( to claim your prize and don't forget to take your badge from the sidebar.

And our Design Team ladies have picked our Top 3 (in order of entry):

Entry 8 - KT Fit Kitty

Entry 83 - Sunshinepen

Entry 103 - Valerija

Well done to all of you - don't forget to take your badge from the sidebar.

Make sure you check back shortly for our new challenge!

Helen and the LC Designs Team x

Friday 15 April 2016

Last chance purchase...

Having a bit of a clear out here in the LC shed and the following stamps are all just £1.00

Yes, £1.00 - once sold that's it, so get a move on...we will do our best to keep up and will delete stamps as soon as they have sold.

Complete with text 'What if I fall? Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?'

'In a while'

all £1.00 each...

This whole set £1.00

More Stamps in our SALE section online here...

LC x

Thursday 14 April 2016

Weekly Blog Project - using a delightful "Dinkie."


Beautiful April - Spring is my favourite time of the year.  I love all the awakening of nature - which helped to inspire my card project.
Using a single Dinkie Stamp from Little Claire - Dinkie Bee Flower and Little Claire's Pretty Pastels Delicate Daisy Paper Stack I have created an 8" x 8" scalloped card!

I matted and layered four of the lilac Daisy Papers onto black card 8.5cm x 8.5cm and positioned the four tiles evenly on a matt of orange card 19 cm square which I then layered onto a 19.5cm square of black.  I then created a faux stitch line around the pattern papers on each tile using my micron pen.

The centre white tile is 8cm x 8cm which I stamped using the Dinkie Bee Flower using Memento Black Ink as I have shaded with Promarkers - Tulip Yellow, Winter Berry, Orchid, Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Pumpkin, Burnt Orange and Cool Grey 4.  I filled the tile with the image allowing sufficient room to create a faux stitched border using my micron pen.

I tied a triple bow of ribbon from the stash around the tiled paper fixed with thin adhesive tape.

I matted and layered the tile onto black, orange and black with 1/2 cm difference in the size of the layers. Stamped tile is fixed using 3D foam pads.
To embellish I have added Halo Gold Glitter to the centre of the flowers.  Glossy accents to the centre of the flowers and the bees.  Tiny adhesive crystals to the bubbles and 3 black crystals in each corner to balance up the design.

The die cut flowers are from Memory Box - I offset the black and white to add dimension and added a sticker to the centre.

Phew - and I was only playing with the one stamp and papers.  Just highlights how much can be achieved using the very versatile little Dinkie Stamps from Little Claire Designs.

Right off now to enjoy the last couple of days of my Easter Holidays........dare I mention the dreaded SATS are very much on the horizon on our return to school next week.....

My School's Moto is "Team" - Together Everyone Achieves More..... and very much so - there is no I in TEAM...........Yes I am very privileged to work in such an amazing environment......will still have the wobbles I bet on Sunday evening though!

Hope you have enjoyed my little make and perhaps I've helped to nudge an idea or two of your own.

Cheerio for now.  xxGaynor

Wednesday 13 April 2016

Have you seen our new Landscape Dinkie cards and envs?

Perfect for our Wavy Stamps - 13cm long, 8cm wide - Pack of 20 cards and envelopes £1.99

designed by Heidi
Like a Dinkie card but longer, we stock these packs in White or Kraft and 20 for £1.99 is pretty good value. 
The card above, featuring our Dinkie Chimney Sweep stamp has been turned around, and then the card below is the regular way around and features our Wavy Dogs stamp.  This shows you how versatile these cards are, absolutely perfect for our Wavy stamps and great with our Dinkies too!

designed by Heidi
See the full range of our Cards and Envs here.

LC x