Monday, 14 April 2014

Stamp Competiton Winner & Little Claire Likes - A Wedding Card

Good morning,

Firstly, we must announce the winner of our 'Stamp Idea' competition.  The winner, whose idea will be turned into a forthcoming new Little Claire stamp is .........

Rebecca Roberts

Well done Rebecca! We will be in touch soon about your idea.

Now to share our 'Little Claire Likes' project with you, and today it is the turn of a very elegant and recently launched stamp 'Silhouette Wedding Couple'.  It is just right for all of those wedding cards that need making, now we are in Spring.
 
 
 
 
Here is the card that Heidi has made using some white card and silver embossing powder.
 
 
She has also used one of our new 'Dinky' stamps - 'Camilla', which she has stamped along both sides of the card border and this ties in nicely with the flowers on the front of the card.

You can purchase this stamp at the reduced price of £5.50 (normally £6.50) until Thursday, 17th April or whilst stocks last.  Also the little 'Camilla' stamp is only £2.00.  You can go via HERE to order the stamps.
 
Here is a list of the products used on the card :
 
Product List :
 
Silver Embossing Powder and Die from stash
Heat gun, double-sided tape and bone folder.
 
Card Instruction List :
 
(1) Cut a piece of white card to measure 25cms x 15cms.
(2) Score at 2.5cms, 5cms and 22.5cms, score edges well.
(3) Onto a 10cms square piece of white card, stamp up 'Silhouette Wedding Couple' image using Versamark inkpad. (4) Cover with silver embossing powder and heat with heat gun.
(5) Down both side flat panels, stamp up 'Camilla' dinky stamp three times, cover with embossing powder and heat.
(6) Using die of choice, place in centre of card and run through a die-cutting machine.
(7) Cut another piece of card, measuring 15cms x 15cms. Stick image down centrally.
(8) Stick side panels to back of card using double-sided tape.
(9) Onto a scrap of white card, stamp up 'Camilla' image twice, cut out and stick to front of card.
(10) Add clear bling stones to flower center's, top panel edges and inside of card around image.
 
We do hope you have enjoyed our wedding card project today.  Thank you for stopping by our blog.
 
The Little Claire Team
 
xxxxxx
 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 44 - 'Lots of Layers' Theme

Hello and welcome to another monthly challenge here at Little Claire.
Thank you for all of your wonderful entries last month.  We had some stunning entries for our 'Tag' theme.

The lucky winner of the Little Claire goodies last month is :
  
Well done! Please contact Carol (carol@littleclaire.co.uk), who will forward on your prize.
Our theme for Challenge # 45 is 'Lots of Layers'.

We would like to see oodles of layers on your cards/scrap pages/creations.
Our prize this month is :
Two of our recently launched 'Silhouette' stamps - 'Elephants'



and 'Silhouette Picnic'

 These retail at £6.50 each, so this is such a lovely prize to win.
  
Our lovely design team have made some beautiful 'layered' cards, here they are to inspire you :
  
Diane has used
'Armful of Wishes' and sentiment from 'Good Times' set

Doreen has used
'Fabulous Day' stamp set
Gaynor has used
'Good Times' stamp set
Heidi has used

Helen N has used
Tulip Bunny

 Helen R has used
Using Changing Tree set & Easter Changing Tree elements
  
Lozzy has used

  
Marianne has used a
'Garden Shelves' Die-Cut Sheet
There are a few rules to follow when entering our challenges,

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, 9th May 2014 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (# 45) will be open on Saturday, 10th May 2014.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries and stopping by your blogs.

The Little Claire Team

xxxxx




Friday, 11 April 2014

Little Claire goes Steampunk!


Marianne here with my first project post for Little Claire. I love making vintage cards and I thought I would show how you can make a steampunk card which is easier than you may think.


You will need
Little Claire Good Times stamp set
Kraft card, 6" x 6" card blank
Memento Rich Cocoa stamp pad
Burlap(or you can use builder's scrim or raffia lace, anything with a similar texture)
Baker's twine
1 sheet 6" square paper (I used Bo Bunny Timepiece)
Tim Holtz steampunk on the edge die, Memory Box moustache dies and Brown Core'dinations
Distress tool and Sanding block

Stamp owl and sentiment onto kraft card using Memento ink. Cut to size. Trim paper to size. Distress edges of image and paper with tool. (If you don't have a distress tool use scissors.)

Attach paper to kraft card, distress edges of card, cut burlap and fray sides. Attach 2 pieces of baker's twine across burlap.

Attach to card blank. Diecut cogs using Tim Holtz die and Core'dinations then sand down for distressed look. Attach to edge. Attach image using 3d glue or foam pads.

Diecut moustaches from Core'dinations and attach.


I hope you have enjoyed my first project and that I have encouraged you to have a go. 
Please leave a comment, we love to know what you think.

We will be back with a new challenge for you tomorrow.
Marianne

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Here are some pics just through from Steve...

... the stand is set up in Belfast ready for action!




Good luck to Steve, he has just found out that the show is open until 7pm tonight - long day!

We have had some great responses to our Stamps Idea competition, thank you and some super responses sent through to us via email too - keep 'em coming!

We'll leave you with a picture of a great card sent in by one of our lovely customers, Sue Harvey:

we love our super RWAV Beach Hut stamp set, makes us smile every time!

Little Claire xxx

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Hello Belfast!

Steve has arrived in Belfast and is busy setting up ready for Day 1 tomorrow, we will be exhibiting at the King's Hall, Belfast from Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 April, hope to see you there.

We sent out all of our April club packs last week here is our April stamp set:


and here is a selection of cards from our lovely teamies, first off look at Doreen's creation:

created by Doreen
and this beautiful floral welly boot card from Diane:

created by Diane
Gaynor has masked the wellies in this card below, a great effect:

created by Gaynor
Here is the card from which we have made the project pack for our club members this month:

created by Heidi
and here is a gorgeous concertina tag card from Helen N which features all of the images within the stamp pack:

created by Helen N
and Lozzy has kept things simple with detail in the background:

created by Lozzy

Marianne has altered a bag with great effect:

created by Marianne
and finally, Helen R's card featuring the cute chicken sitting on top of the teapot:

created by Helen R

That's our club stamp set for April visit our web to see more card samples.

COMPETITION:

Do you have an idea which you think may make a good set of stamps for our club?  Leave a comment telling us your thoughts, and we will announce a winner on Monday 14 April.

You will win this months April Club pack which includes the stamp set, project pack and ideas sheet.

And if we think your idea is viable, it will be made into a set of stamps, named after you and you will receive your pack free!

Get your thinking caps on and let us know your ideas!

Little Claire x








Monday, 7 April 2014

Little Claire Likes - 'Hunny Bunny' Easter Gift Bag




Good morning, our 'Little Claire Likes' project today. 

Heidi has altered a small pink gift bag giving it an Easter feel.  She has used our lovely 'Hunny Bunny' stamp, which you can purchase this cute little stamp at a special price of only £2.99 (until Thursday 10th April). The little tag used is from the 'Sunshine Sentiment' tag set. The products listed can be found on the website, just click on the item of choice or go via HERE.

Here is a top view of the bag


Here is a list of products used to alter the bag :

Little Claire 'Hunny Bunny' stamp - £
Little Claire 'Little Beautie's' Tag Sentiment Set - £7.50
Me to You Paper Pack - £7.99
Dovecraft Doilies - £1.99
Pastel Eggs Floral Ribbon - £0.50
A4 White Stamping Cardstock (x20 sheets) - £3.50
Memento 'Rich Cocoa' Inkpad - £3.90
Promarker's Used : Sandstone, Caramel, Ice Grey I, Ice Grey II, Blossom, Dusky Rose, Tulip Yellow and Pastel Beige.
Pink Bag from Hobbycraft
Cream Card, die, wooden button, gold pearls and yellow twine from stash.

Here is a closer look of the coloured image, which has been coloured in using Promarker's.

 
Here is how the bag was altered
 
(1) Firstly, using the cream card, cut a piece to measure : 13.5cms x 13cms.
(2) Cut a piece of pink dotty paper to measure : 13cms x 12.5cms, stick together.
(3) Die cut a piece of white card and stamp 'Hunny Bunny' image onto it.  Colour in.
(4) Stick a piece of 'Pastel Egg' ribbon over paper and card, stick down at back and then stick to bag.
(5) Stick down doily centrally and then image over the top.
(6) Tie a large bow using ribbon, stick down.
(7) Thread twine through large button, tie a bow and stick to ribbon bow.
(8) Punch out one flower and stick down to corner of image.
(9) Tie two pieces of ribbon to one side of bag handle.
(10) Stamp up tag of choice from set. Cut out.
(11) Tie tag sentiment to handle using twine.
(12) Add pearls to flower and tag.
 
We do hope you have enjoyed our Easter bag project today.
 
We have also just launched a new range of  'Little Claire Dinkie's' stamps that are just £2.00 each. Click HERE to visit the website to see them.
 
The Little Claire Team
 
xxxx
 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Little Claire Friday Blog Project

Hi everyone and hope you all ok..

Its Lozzy here for Little Claire Friday Blog Project. I have for you this card i have made using Little Claire Flower Head StampDinkies Flowers Head Stamp and Postcard Sentiment Stamps. Hope you check out the great offers here on Little Claire Dinkie Stamps...
I have gone for a bold design by using red, black and white colours for my card, hope you like... 


products used
Little Claire Flower Head Stamp
Little Claire Superior Stamping Card
Black Ribbon
Tonic punch
Black Memento ink
A4 Black card
Dots embossing folder

stamped and cut out the flower head flowers out then coloured with poppy, crimson and black pro markers


took 3 lengths of ribbon going down in size

folder over at both ends and glued in the middle, same on all 3 pieces

layered the 3 glued pieces on top of each other glueing each one in the centre 

used the tonic punch for the edge of the black card. Embossed a piece of white card using a dots embossing folder then added another piece of ribbon

layered and glued the flowers and arranged on a folded A4 card
added a square button to the centre of the chocolate box bow, tucked and glued the sentiment stamp under the bow and then you have a gorgeous flower head card..



Hope you enjoyed today's blog project and check out Little Claire shop for all their gorgeous stamps and all their crafty goodies at great prises..
Dont forget there's still time to enter this months "Tag" Challenge..

Take Care
Hugs
Lozzy and Little Claire DT Ladies xx

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

We've been busy...

...creating a whole new set of Dinkies stamps and we are pretty pleased with what we have in our Dinkie section now:


We have Dinkie Underpants, Dinkie Wellies, Dinkie Dogs, Dinkie Cats, Dinkie Flowers, Dinkie Hedgehogs, Dinkie Elephants...the list is endless and these super little stamps (not so little either!) all available to buy for just £2.00 each click here to see the full range - you'll love them!

Little Claire x

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Little Claire's club members:

...all Little Claire club members - don't forget to take advantage of our exclusive special offer for today only - see the newsletter within your club packs for more details!



Monday, 31 March 2014

Little Claire Likes - 'Silhouette Owl Tree'



Good morning, thanks for stopping by our blog today.  We are sharing another 'Little Claire Likes'.  Our featured stamp set today is 'Silhouette Owl Tree'. A really cute little stamp that can be purchased at the special price of £3.99 (normally £6.50), until Thursday, 3rd April 2014 or whilst stocks last.

Heidi has made a quick little card using the stamp, a Versafine inkpad and a Memory Box stencil that can also be purchased from our website HERE.

Here is Heidi's card


Heidi has listed the products used below and also given a small tutorial on how the card was made.

Products Used :

Little Claire 'Silhouette Owl Tree' stamp set - £3.99
Memory Box Stencil 'Garden Flora' - £4.50
Versafine 'Onyx Black' Ink Pad - £5.50
Stampendous Detail 'Clear' Embossing Powder - £3.50
Kraft card pack (x10) - £1.99
White A4 Stamping Cardstock - £3.50
Memento 'Rich Cocoa' Inkpad - £3.90
Tim Holtz 'Vintage Photo' inkpad - £4.50

Black card, pearls and owl charm from stash.

Card Instructions :

(1) Stamp up 'Owl Tree' image using 'Versafine' inkpad, cover with embossing powder and heat with heat gun.
(2) Cut out a large circle, cover tree image and hold with masking tape.
(3) Cover image with 'Garden Flora' stencil and ink using 'Vintage Photo' inkpad, ink all over.
(4) Mount image onto black card.
(5) Cut a strip of black card, cut into each end as shown, stick down.
(6) Stamp up sentiment onto white card, stick to centre of black strip.
(7) Add two black pearls.

We do hope you have enjoyed our tutorial today and don't forget to snap up your 'Owl Tree' stamps before Thursday.

The Little Claire Design Team

xxx