Thursday, 3 September 2015

Dalmation in Flowers Birthday Card - Thursday Digi-Stamp Blog Project

Good Morning Peeps! 

It's Sarah here with a new Digi-Stamp Project. I have used the Digi-Stamp - Dalmation in Flowers.

This is the Digi-stamp I am using for my Daughters 1st Birthday Card as she loves dogs and this dog looks very happy and playful, much like her Nan's puppy!

I resized the Digi-stamp to a slightly bigger size in Photoshop and printed out the design onto smooth white card. 

Here is a list of materials and products I used for this card:

Smooth white Card Stock - to print on 
6x6 card blank
Various colourful papers
Happy Birthday script die
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Circle Dies (from Sprinkle Twinkle
Banner Punch
Scissors, Glue and foam pads

How I made my card:

1/. Print out the Digi-Stamp onto smooth white card and colour in using promarkers to match papers.

2/.Die cut the Digi Stamp in a stitched circle keeping the butterfly for later.

3/. Layer backing papers and the digi-stamped image to the 6x6 card blank.

4/. To finish die cut the birthday greeting, punch the banner and cut the small butterfly out.

5/. Using glue or foam pads adhere to the card to finish.

digi  Dalmation in Flowers
Thanks for stopping by to take a look, hope you enjoyed the card!

Sarah x

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Little Claire Digi-Stamp Challenge # 9 - Christmas Theme

Good evening and welcome to another digi-stamp challenge.

We had lots of wonderful entries last month.  The winner of our prize of

Five Little Claire Digi-Stamp Images of choice is :

Lucy - Entry # 14

Well done Lucy, please contact Carol ( who will forward on your digi-stamps.

Our theme for September is 'Christmas'.

You can use any image on your entries, especially any of our digi-stamps which are HERE on the website, should you wish to treat yourself to one.  Also any festive papers and embellishments, the Christmassy the better!

Our prize is :


Our Design Team have made some gloriously festive cards, feast your eyes :

Allison has used the digi-stamp

Helen has used the digi-stamp

Lisa has used the digi-stamp

Mags has used the digi-stamp

Margreet has used the digi-stamp

Sarah has used the digi-stamp

Susan has used the digi-stamp

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 in the draw.

(1) You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire digi-stamp to qualify for the prize draw.
(2) You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES ONLY PLEASE and you may combine with other challenges.
(3) You MUST follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only.
(4) Please provide a link to our blog in your post.
(5) Please leave a link (via link below) to your actual card, not just to your blog.
(6) Please turn off Word Verification on your blogs, it makes it so much easier & quicker to leave a comment on your blog.

The challenge finishes on Tuesday, 6th October 2015 @ 16.00pm
and the new challenge (#10)
will be open @ 08:00am on  Wednesday, 7th October 2015.

Good luck! Thank for visiting our blog today, we look forward to visiting yours to see your creations.

The Little Claire Design Team


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Special Offers to say Thank you!

We have reached (and surpassed) 1,000 followers here on our Little Claire Blog!

Thank you so much - what can we do to celebrate?

How about offering some NEW Snowmen stamps at unbeatable prices:

3 Cheers for Christmas

Bauble Snowman
Snowman Friends

Sparkly Christmas
These 4 stamps retail at £5.50 each - BUT - you will find them online for just £2.50
(saving £3.00 each!!! OR save £12.00 if you buy all 4)

You can find all 4 stamps here - offer runs until 10am Thursday 03 Sept (or until stocks last) so go grab a bargain (or two, or three...) now!

More offers to follow - now to news of our 8 winners from our blog competition last Monday, the following 8 people have all won the new Dinkie Text stamp of their choice:

Karen Drew who said: Well done on reaching 1000 followers. Love all the stamps but I think the one that I like the most is the "Happy Christmas" as I prefer the Happy to Merry. Luv
Karen xx

Catherine who said: I love them all but I must say "Happy Birthday Mrs Lovely" is so sweet and so unusual ! I take the opportunity to tell you how much I love your papers, the quality is excellent, I will buy some more ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Sarah who said: Happy Birthday Mrs Lovely is just lovely!! Perfect for Mum's Grandmas, Aunties, Friends....any female flavour!! xx

Cuilliesocks who said: I love the Happy Birthday Mrs Lovely.
Congrats on your fabulous amount of followers, x

Claire Boston who said: A great addition to any crafter to add to any card.
I love the Merry little Christmas set xx

Hazel who said: Great text to use with the lovely Dinkies. My favourite has to be Sending Smiles, to cheer anyone up whatever the weather!

Rainey's Craft Room who said: My favourite is 'a little bird told me '. I love the font too.

Mamma Mia who said: These little stamps will prove to be very useful and probably "go to" sets ... if I'm lucky enough to win one, I would love to receive the Happy Birthday one as I make individual Birthday cards for all the ladies in my office, and the 3 sentiments in this set would fit the bill perfectly! Many congratulations on nearly 1000 followers too - 999 as I'm typing!!!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Helen x

Well done ladies please contact Carol with your address and thank you to everyone who entered.

3 Cheers for Christmas stamp designed by Diane

Little Claire xxx

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Our new Magazine!

Complete with this gorgeous FREE stamp:

'Christmas Lights'
Our beautiful, full colour magazine gives you 3 step by step projects to make with your free stamp, you can make a card like this:

designed by Diane
Plus 2 more designs with this stamp to make, also included within the magazine are features, background papers, projects and exclusive offers.
On sale every 2 months at just £5.50 - have you ordered yours yet?  More details here

Little Claire xxx

...and welcome to our new followers, hello everyone, thank you so much for joining us.
To celebrate reaching the landmark 1000 we will run some super competitions very soon - just getting our thinking caps on for some great ideas! x

Friday, 28 August 2015

Christmas Scottie Dog mini album

Morning guy's !!

Diane here with a Little Claire friday project for you and I have this mini album using the Christmas Scotties stamp set and Dinkies-Mini Puppy Christmas paper pack and Christmas Puppy pack 

It's quick and easy to make and ready for all the fun christmas photo's you will be taking and it will make a fab stocking filler too  !! 

You will need:
Christmas Scottie stamp set
Dinkie - Mni Christmas Puppy pack + 2 sheets from the Charistmas Puppy pack
black and white card
2 thicker pieces of card for covers
black ink
fine line black pen
3D foam tape
tartan ribbon

Cut two pieces of black card one measuring 10" x 3" and the other 9 1/2" x 3".
Score the 10" x 3" at 1/2" / 3 1/2" / 6 1/2" / 9 1/2" and the 9 1/2" x 3" at 1/2" / 3 1/2" / 6 1/2"
(I've used white paper so you can see the scores)
Now glue both pieces together so you have a 1/2" fold either end and concertina fold.
Cut two pieces of thicker card 3 1/4" square ( I save the backing card that comes with some of the lager envelopes ) and two 4 1/2" squares of stripe blue paper from the Christmas Puppy pack. For each cover glue the card in to the centre of paper, trim corners off and fold over the paper edges to back and glue.

Now glue one 1/2" flap on the black concertina card to inside of front cover and then the other 1/2" flap to inside back cover to from your mini album. Cut two pieces of red dotty paper 3" square and glue these to inside of front and back cover to hide 1/2" join.

Now cut 6 pieces of Dinkie - Mini Christmas Puppy papers to 2 7/8" square and cover the inside pages.

Nest cut a piece of white card 2 3/4" x 2 1/2" and stamp and colour Scottie Dog with bubbles. Matt this on to a piece of red dotty paper and then black card adding a small border of each.

Add 3d foam tape to back and attach to front of album, then make a tartan bow and attach this also to front. Finish off by adding a black wiggly line round Scottie dog and some stickles glitter.

One dinkie mini album !!

Why not make a few as christmas presents or birthday gifts. There are so many Little Claire stamps you could use !!

Here's another one using the Dinkie - Fruit Pastels paper pack

Have fun !!

hugs Diane xx

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The Great Outdoor

Hi, Margreet here. 
It's my turn to share some inspiration with Little Claire's Designs' digis.
 The hiker at the inside.
Products used:
Image: Digi Great Outdoors
Image: Digi Hiking boots
Image: Digi Signpost
White cardstock
Patterned papers First Edition (Man Made)
Color medium (I used copics)
Double sided tape
Piece of string

Step by step:
- Take a piece of white cardstock 13.5 x 27 cm and cut it in half.
- Cut one piece diagonally in half.
- Cover all white papers with patterned papers.
- Glue the left piece with double sided tape (mind to let open the upper side!)
- Do the same with the right side.
- Print off the digi stamps.
- Color your images.
- Write something down on the signpost (I used the same street names as written on the patterned paper of the tag)
- Cut the images out, leaving a small white border round the edge and glue them with double sided tape.
- Cut a piece of patterned paper so it fits in the open side.
- Glue the Great Outdoors digi, cut out leaving a small white border round the edge.
- Put a piece of string at the clip and  it at the top of the tag.

Hope you like my 'project' and are inspired to try something similar. 
If you do, let me know and I'll come to visit you.

Thanks for stopping by.
xxx Margreet

Monday, 24 August 2015

New! Dinkie Text stamp sets..

...Yes, at last!  We have a wonderful set of sentiments which are just perfect to compliment our range of Dinkie stamps AND, of course, for all your card makes too:

We have a selection of 8 sets of Dinkie Text in total - each set contains 3 text (as above) and cost just £2.00 for each set of 3 texts - Great Value!
Or buy any 6 sets of 3 text for just £10.00!!!

We have general and Christmas text and you can see the FULL RANGE here

Edging ever closer to 1000 followers (oh wow!) we are getting a little bit excited here at LC Shedquarters, so here is a great competition for you - take a look at our full range of Dinkie text and let us know which one you would like to pop through your letterbox and next Tuesday 01 September we will choose 8 winners to receive the Dinkie Text set of their choice!

Good Luck xxx

Friday, 21 August 2015

Darling Daschunds

Hello its Alli here with a card make for today's Little Claire blog project and I was on Face Book the other day when I saw that someone had posted a sweet photo of a couple of sausage dogs and it reminded me of this really lovely stamp which I bought last year and I have to say I have used it again and again because it is such a great design. So here is yet another incarnation for these stamps.

what you will need:
Little Claire Darling Daschunds stamp set
Little Claire dinky sentiment stamp - Happy Birthday Mrs Lovely
8" x 6" white base card
white card to stamp onto
Versa Fine black ink pad
Tim Holtz Distress Ink pad - Spun Sugar and Cut n Dry foam
colouring in implements
dark pink heavy weight paper
Nit Wit Perfect Pair paper pad - white with pink hearts
various flower punches and dies
small butterfly punch/die
small hole punch
ring binder hole punch
wet glue
Glamour Dust glitter
white satin ribbon

Cut the base card down so that it measures 7 3/4" x 3 1/2" and now is a tent fold card.
Cut the dark pink paper to mat and layer on top of the base card and stick into place.
Cut a piece of the Nit Wit Perfect Pair paper (white with pink hearts) to mat and layer on top on the pink paper stuck onto the base card and stick into position.

Using the Versa Fine ink pad and the two large (boy and girl) Daschunds from the Little Claire Darling Daschunds stamp set stamp the images onto the white card.
Trim the image to size (about 6 3/4" x 2 1/8").
Using the Little Claire sentiment stamp Happy Birthday Mrs Lovely and the Versa Fine ink pad stamp the sentiment onto the image topper.
Colour the image in using your choice of colouring in implements.
Mat and layer the image onto the dark pink paper.
Stick the image topper onto the base card.

Cut out various flowers using your dies and punches and colour some of them using the Tim Holts Spun Sugar Distress Ink and the Cut n Dry foam.
Apply wet glue to the coloured flowers, sprinkle with Glamour Dust glitter, shake off excess and allow to dry.
Glue small white flowers to the centre of the larger pink flowers.
From the dark pink paper punch out 7 dots using the small hole punch and 1 dot using the ring binder punch.
Bevel the dots and stick onto the centre of the flowers.
Stick the flowers onto the card.
Cut a piece of white satin ribbon and fold it in two. Apply glue to the folded end of the ribbon and stick it under the petals of the large flower.

Punch the butterfly from the dark pink paper using the butterfly punch.
Crease the butterfly down the body section and stick onto the card.

Now you just need to find someone lovely to give it to - not a problem Xx

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Who's for Wine

Hi Folks
It's Mags here to share some digi inspiration with you today.

You will need:
Black Card
Mirror Card
Black dazzlers

1.  Print off the digi image and cut out into a square shape before adding some faux stitching around the edge.
2.  Stamp the sentiment from the stamp set at the top of the image and colour in.
3.  Mat the image onto mirror card and black card.
4. Mat the background onto mirror card and black card to match the topper.
5.  Wrap some ribbon around the bottom of the background before adhering to your card blank.
6.  Finish off by adding some black dazzlers along the ribbon.

And there you have it.  A quick and simple monochrome card.  Try changing the colour combo for a different look.


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Two lovely cards

We have two of our Helen's cards to show you today, this one (above), using our new Christmas Friends stamp, paper from our large Christmas Quilts Paper Pack and, of course, our ever-popular Glitter Sparkle Sheets to add a bit of Christmas sparkle!

Next up is this cute little card using our Dinkies Hanging Ties stamp and our NEW Kraft Scallop cards, a bargainous £1.99 for a pack of 20 cards and envelopes or why not stock up for Christmas and take up our current offer of 3 packs for only £5.00 by clicking here - grab 'em quick!!

MORE WINNERS! Yes, we have another three winners to announce today from our Christmas Snowmen competition last week.  We asked you which was your favourite out of our new Christmas Snowmen stamps. A BIG thank you to everyone who entered, the winners are:

Angela Dodson, Susan Kennedy and Karen Drew

Congratulations ladies! Please ping an email to Carol and your chosen Snowman to you will be flying out to you soon!

The Little Claire Team xxx