Thursday, 8 October 2015
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
If you would like to enter but are new to our digi-challenges and are not sure how to download/use digi-stamps. Please pop on over to teamie Lisa's blog, where last week she did a fantastic blog post, which gives clear instructions on how to use them. Visit the post HERE to get more information.
Well, once again last month, we had some wonderful entries in our 'Christmas' themed challenge.
Our winner of the Five Little Claire Digi-Stamps is :
Well done! Please contact our lovely Carol (email@example.com), who will send your chosen stamps to you.
We are also looking for TWO new design team members to join our digi-stamp team. If you love to play with digi-stamps, can commit to regularly working as part of a design team, making sample cards, doing blog projects and posts, please leave your email address below in the comments section and we will contact you to discuss further.
Now, our theme for October is : Lace & Pearls.
Our prize is :
Now to our design team cards, who have made full use of this great theme, using lots of lace and pearls.
Allison has used the digi stamp
'Silhouette Hedgehog' and 'Dinkie' Text
Sarah 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.
The challenge finishes on Tuesday, 3rd November 2015 @ 16.00pm
will be open @ 08:00am on Wednesday, 4th November 2015
The Little Claire Design Team
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
|Irresistible Images - Snowmen|
|Silhouette Everyday Images|
We've also thought about those of you (us included) who like to colour in your own images, to co-ordinate with your papers so have a gander at these two lovelies...
|Colour Me - Everyday|
|Colour Me - Christmas|
COMPETITION TIME! You know the score...simply tell us which is your favourite pack out of our three new image packs and your favourite pack could be winging it's way to you next Tuesday 13 October! We have 3 packs to give away so get writing in, we would love to know which is your favourite.
Now for the WINNER of last week's competition. We asked you where you like to hang your Christmas lights - thank you for your entries, we loved reading them, as always. The lucky winner is KAREN, who said...
"I like to put lights on the tree (of course!), around the fireplace entwined in thick tinsel, up the bannister on the stairs and on the hedgerows outside. We can sit and enjoy all the lights from the comfort of our lounge and it's so cosy and warming. You can never have enough lights at this magical time"
Well done Karen, please contact Carol to claim your FREE LC Mag and 'Christmas Lights' stamp!
The Little Claire Team xxx
Friday, 2 October 2015
Thursday, 1 October 2015
I have hit that time of year where I seriously start to work on my Christmas Cards. I like to make several small batches of a range of simple designs as I find these perfect for mailing to distant friends and relatives.
Before I show you my project I thought it would be a perfect time to run through how to resize a digi image and fill a whole page ready for a mini production line on the making!
How to print and resize a digi stamp (Please click on the screen shots to make them larger):
- Open up a blank document in Microsoft Word.
- Click on ‘Insert’ from the top menu and then click on ‘Pictures’
- Click on the Folder where you store your digital images and select the image you want to use
- To change the size of the image either click on the bottom right corner and drag out to make larger or in to make smaller. Or if you know the exact size you require and depending on which version of word you have you may be able to resize the image by entering the size into the toolbar on the top right
- Click on the image with the right mouse button and select ‘Copy’ and then click again with the right button and select ‘Paste’ you can keep doing this until your page is full of images.
- If you plan to die cut the images after printing remember to space them apart on your page.
Now here is the first card from the batch of Christmas Cards I am making with this image:
For the step by step I will give the instructions for making one card but when I’m making a batch of cards I do all the cutting and die cutting in one go, all the colouring in one go, all the stamping in one go…..you get the idea!!
Folk Snowman 4 Digi Stamp
Kraft Card, White Stamping Card and Gold Glitter Card
Scraps of Christmas Patterned Paper
Small Fancy Square Die
Heart Punch and Square Punch
Sentiment Stamp and Brown Ink
Step by Step:
Cut a 9cm square piece of Christmas patterned paper and mat onto Kraft card. Fix to a 10cm square card blank.
Cut a small strip of Kraft card and stamp the sentiment in the centre. Trim the ends into a fishtail using the corner of a square punch. Shape slightly using your thumbs or the barrel of a marker pen and fix to the card blank.
Print the image (as explained above) onto white stamping card and cut out. Don't bother cutting around the heart as this will be covered up.
Colour the image with alcohol markers mat onto a fancy square die cut from Kraft card. Fix to the top centre of the card blank.
Punch a small heart from glitter card and fix over the hear on the image.
I hope you like my project and are inspired to try something similar. My blog is www.craftingbelle.blogspot.com if you would like to see some more projects.
Thanks for stopping by
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
|made by Heidi Green|
|made by Diane Williams|
|made by Helen Nile|
|made by Natalie Jane Hardy|
To be in with a chance of winning a copy of our LC magazine and your FREE 'Christmas Lights' stamp, just tell us where you like to hang your fairy lights....Gill likes hers in her hallway (all year round), Carol has them in her kitchen and any window sill available and Steve.....well, he likes them draped around his Dinkies!!
The lucky winner will be announce next Tuesday 6 October. Good Luck!
The Little Claire Team xxx
Friday, 25 September 2015
Thursday, 24 September 2015
I met up with Steve at the Ross Papercraft Show, here in Edinburgh last Saturday and bought some goodies, that I used on this project.
Monday, 21 September 2015
So many uses for these on your cards and you can make your own backgrounds too, or stamp onto gift tags, perfect and what a super price.
Here's a card featuring these stamps made into a tree and also used to make a background, you can buy the full set of embellies and tree trunk for £4.00 here
|designed by Helen|
|designed by Helen|
Last Tuesday we ran a competition for 4 lucky winners to receive their favourite new Little Claire sticker, here we go:
Judith who said: I love your outline stickers too. I have the stamp for the manger silhouette, otherwise that would be at the top of my wish list, but I love the cats on the roof watching Santa.
Cally who said: Love these stickers - love the simplicity of them. My favourite is definitely the snowman & Scottie dog.
KT Fit Kitty who said: I love the silhouette cats on roof! I know exactly how I'll use them too! Purr-fect! Thank you so much!
Jennifer McCann who said: Wow!! The first to comment I could be lucky this time. My favourite is the snowman with puppy. I have lots of friends who have dogs and my grandchildren would love this piccy on their Chtistmas card. thank you, Jennifer x
Well done ladies and thanks to everyone who entered, if your name is above, please contact carol with your details.
Little Claire xxx