Friday, 3 July 2015

Summertime Silhouette Boat Card

Hello everyone its Alli here with a little card that I think looks really eye catching and a bit tropical with its bright colours. My hubby loves going fishing to relax and he might be getting this for his next birthday.

what you will need:
black Versa Fine ink pad
6" x 6" base card
orange/red card
black card
white card to stamp onto
X Cut 6" x 6" little hearts embossing folder
die cutting machine
red twine
foam pads
Cut n Dry foam cut to size
spray mister filled with water
Tim Holts distress inks - faded jeans, stormy sky, salty ocean, broken china
                                         barn door, ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade, dried marigold, wild honey
Stick the red/orange card onto the base card and cut to size.
Cut the black card to mat and layer onto the red/orange base card but do not stick down.
Using the X Cut embossing folder run the black card through the die cutting machine (remember to line up and centre the hearts on the embossing folder with your black card).
Cut two pieces of red twine long enough to secure around the back of the black card.
Tie the two pieces of twine together and stick into place with tape at the back of the card.
Stick the black card onto the red/orange base card.
Trim the white card roughly to a size lager than the finished image and using the Tim Holts distress inks and the Cut n Dry begin adding bands of the red/orange colours starting with the darkest at the centre of the paper and working to the top of the paper getting lighter with each band of colour (blend the colours into each other as you go).
Now do the same with the blue colours using the darkest blue at the centre of the paper and fading to lighter blue at the bottom. 
Spray the card with water to allow the colours to blend into one another and when dry re-apply more colour if needed.
Allow to dry.
Using the Little Claire silhouette boat stamp and the Vesa Fine ink pad stamp the image onto the coloured card.
Trim the image to size.
Stick the image topper onto the black base card.
Using the Cut n Dry shade a piece of white card with the Tim Holtz wild honey distress ink.
Stamp the sentiment onto the coloured card using the Versa Fine ink pad.
Cut the sentiment to size.
Colour the edges of the sentiment using the Tim Holts ripe persimmon distress ink and some Cut n Dry.
Stick the sentiment onto the card.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Surprise in the beach hut

Morning All!
Margreet here with a new 'Digi Stamp Project' and today I'll show you the Beach Hut, the Beach Hut Bunting and the Beach Hut Interior.
As soon as I saw these images I immediately knew what I wanted to make:

1. Use a piece of cardstock of 13,5 x 27 cm.
2. Score both sides at 6,7 cm.
3. Cut 2 pieces of design paper and glue them at the left and the right side.
4. Colour the beach hut (I used copics).
5. Cut it exactly in half.
6. Glue both pieces of the hut in such a way that it looks like if it is 1 hut.
7. Make a small cut in the handles with a sharp hobby knife.
8. Cut a piece of small ribbon in half and glue it behind the inner panels and bring it to the front through the cut in the handles.
9. Open the card and cover the panels and the centre with designpapers.
10. Colour the beach hut interior and glue it in the middle.
11. Colour the beach hut bunting.
12. Fussy cut the huts.
13. Put some foam behind the small huts and glue them on a piece of scrapper's floss.
 14. Decorate both panels. I used a beach chair from Marianne Design and cocktails from Joy!crafts.
Hope you like my project and are inspired to make summer cards.
Thanks for stopping by!
xxx Margreet

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Digi-Stamp Challenge # 7 - Holiday Theme

Hello and welcome to our new challenge.
Thank you to all that took part last month, we had some lovely entries.
The winner of the Five Little Claire Digi-Stamps is :
Sarah # 3
Well done!
Please email Carol ( who will arrange to send your digi-stamps to you.
Our theme for July is of course -
It can mean any sort of holiday, summer, Christmas etc. can be the theme of your entries. Any type of digi-image can be used, if you would like to purchase a Little Claire one, just visit the website page HERE.
Our prize is
Our Design Team have made some wonderfully themed cards :
Allison has used the digi-stamp
'Happy Holidays'
Avril has used the digi-stamp
'Beach Hut'
Lisa has used the digi-stamp
'Beach Hut'
Lynsey has used the digi-stamp
'Beach Huts'
Mags has used the digi-stamp
'Stocking Owls.
Marianne has used the digi-stamp
Margreet has used the digi-stamp
'Tilly at the Window'
Sarah has used the digi stamp
'Silhouette Lighthouse'
Susan has used the digi-stamp
'Bauble Hedgehogs'

Helen has used the digi stamp 'VW Campervan'

When entering our challenges please abide by

Our Digi-Stamp Challenge Rules :

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 PLEASEand 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, 4th August 2015 @ 16.00pm
and the new challenge (#8)
will be open on Wednesday, 5th August 2015.
Good luck! Thank for visiting our blog today, we look forward to visiting yours to see your creations.
The Little Claire Design Team

Monday, 29 June 2015

Little Claire Likes - 'You Are Lovely' card

Good morning,

We are sharing another weekly project with you.  Today, it's the turn of the beautiful stamp set which can be used for any occasion.

'You Are Lovely'
 Heidi's card has been made using the set. She has stamped the image around the outside of the card bland and then again as the main image, coloured in with Promarker pens.  The butterfly and has been decoupaged over the original image and some gorgeous lilac ribbon completes the card.
This set is at a special price this week of only £4.50, normally £5.50.  It will stay at this price until Thursday, 2nd July 2015 or whilst we have stock.
We also have a wonderful offer on paper packs on our website, the Pastel Tartan pack is included in the offer.
Card Products Used :
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Dusky Concord
White shaped card blank
White stamping card
Lilac Bazzill Card
 Sizzix Hexagon Dies
Sizzix Circle Dies 
Lilac ribbon and pearl
Promarker Pens
Card Instructions :
(1) Stamp image around edge of card blank, using 'Dusky Concord' ink pad, edge all around.
(2) Die cut large circle from lilac Bazzill card.
(3) Die cut smaller circle from 'Pastel Tartan' paper.
(3) Using Hexagon die, cut out one in white stamping card and one from lilac Bazzill.
(4) Stamp up image twice using Rich Cocoa ink, colour in and cut out butterfly from spare image.
(5) Stick butterfly down onto image and fold up edges slightly.
(6) Stick ribbon to back of large lilac circle and stick onto card blank.
(7) Tie bow to side of card firmly.
(8) Stamp up sentiment onto side of image, stick down over ribbon.
(9) Add small lilac pearl to top corner.
 We do hope you have enjoyed our project today, please feel free to leave us a comment.
The Little Claire Team

Friday, 26 June 2015

At Home Quirky Quilts Card

Hi Shary here with the Friday blog project. I have made a lovely new home card using the new Quirky Quilts papers and an old favourite of mine the "At Home" stamp set.

This one can be a bit fiddly with paper piecing the image but you could colour it instead.
I have used:

Little Claire "At Home" stamp set.
Little Claire Paper Pack - Quirky Quilts
Blank white card
Clear embossing powder

1. First off I used the purple sheet of Quirky Quilts papers to cover the blank card but I did add a little grey distress ink around the edges.

2. I then stamped the image onto a piece of white card using the memento black ink and then I clear embossed it. 

3. I paper pieced the image using the green and pink piece of Quirky Quilts papers. I again inked the edges and matted it onto a piece of pale blue card. Then the card was inked. I adhered the image to the card using 3D pads.

4. I then cut out some of the hexagons from the purple sheet of Quirky Quilts paper and edged them with the distress ink.

5. Next I  embossed them a little to give them some shape.

I then randomly adhered them over the flat hexagons using 3D pads to give them a raised look.

I think this gives the card a lovely quilted look and it's a great idea for a new home card.


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Who's for Cupcakes

Hi Everyone
Mags here to share a little inspiration with you.  Today I have made a birthday card and for a change it is an easel card.  

Materials Used
15cm x 15cm card blank
15cm x 15cm square of white card
Pink card 
Pink ribbon
Pink gems
Die cut fence and bird
Sentiment Stamp

1.  I stared by making my easel card.  I took the card blank and folded one side of the card in half to create the mechanism.  

2.  For the front topper of the card I printed the digi onto some card and coloured using promarkers.  This was then matted onto some pink card.  I used some scraps of patterned paper from my stash for the background before adding the die cut fence and bird.  I also stamped and cut out the greeting.

3.  For the base of the card I used the digi cupcake trio onto white and pink card.  This was mounted using foam pads to create the stopper for the easel card to stand up.  Some thin pink ribbon and gems were the finishing touch.

Thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Stamps for £2.00!

Hello everyone

Today we are having a Dinkie Day!

For one day only - while stocks last - all of our £5.50 stamps are on sale for just £2.00 - be quick as once they're gone, they're gone!

Little Claire

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Special Offer!

We have just uploaded lots and lots of NEW Paper Packs (lovely new designs) and to celebrate we have a fantastic offer for you:

Here's a selection of some of our new packs:

Fruit Pastels paper pack (juicy, fruity colours)

Falling Snow paper pack (lovely distressed snowflakes)

Quirky Quilts paper pack (with faux stitching)

Snowy Ombre paper pack (our gorgeous ombre with flecks of falling snow)
Our paper packs come in 2 sizes; 14 x 14cms for your larger cards and cute little 8 x 8cms which fit perfectly into our Dinkie Cards.

So take advantage of our Special Offer - Buy any 3 of our larger (£4.99 paper packs) and choose any 3 Dinkie stamps FREE OR Buy any 3 of our Mini (£2.99 paper packs) and choose any 2 Dinkie stamps FREE!

Such a great offer and here's a great prize...go take a look at our Dinkie stamps and let us know which one is your favourite, we will give 3 lucky recipients their Dinkie of choice in our draw next Tuesday 30 June, good luck!

Little Claire xxx

Monday, 22 June 2015

Little Claire Likes - 'Robin & Snowdrop' Stepper Card

Good Monday morning!
Every Monday, we share a 'Little Claire Likes' project with you, where our Design Team member Heidi, has made a card using one of our much loved stamps.

Today, we are featuring a gorgeous winter themed stamp called
'Robin and Snowdrop'
Our stamp can be purchased at the special price of £4.50 (usually £5.50) until Thursday, 25th June 2015 or whilst stocks last.
Here is Heidi's card for today.  She has made a stepper card using some of the fabulous new papers from our forthcoming Christmas paper packs. Watch the website for further details.
Here is a side view of the stepper card
She has also used our great alphabet set 'Letter's Snow' to spell out 'ROBIN'. It is a really useful set to be used with any festive/winter images on your cards or scrap pages.
 Products Used :
Stickles 'Icicle' Glitter Glue
Spellbinders Labels Die
Promarker Pens : Ruby, Sandstone, Caramel, Pastel Beige, Khaki
and Ice Grey I & II
Cream Lace
Small cream pearls
Cosmic shimmer glue, paper trimmer and scoring board
Card Instructions :
(1) Cut a piece of kraft card to measure : 28cms x 11.5cms.
(2) Turn on side and using a paper trimmer, measure 2.5cms in and cut down to 16.5cms.
(3) Turn around and the same on the other side of the card.
(4) Score down from top to cut at 2.5cms, 5cms and 16.5cms, not on centre piece.
(5) Finally, score the centre piece at 14cms and fold all edges well.
(6) Onto white card, stamp up image and colour in.
(7) Die cut image and a larger shape from kraft card.
(8) Cut paper into pieces measuring : 3 @ 11cms x 2cms and one larger piece @ 11cms x 6cms.
(9) Stick these pieces down onto card centre, sides and bottom.
(10) Attach lace to top of card, tie a bow.
(11) Scrunch up a smaller piece and attach to bottom.
(12) Onto kraft card, stamp up 'ROBIN', cut out and stick to bottom of card.
(13) Stick all elements down onto card.
(14) Add Stickles and two small cream pearls to top of picture.
That's our project for today, please feel free to leave us a comment and don't forget to treat yourself to our featured stamp set.
The Little Claire Team

Friday, 19 June 2015

Post it holder and pen

Marianne here with today's project. I know there were a couple of different post it holders on here a little while ago but this one includes a pen and is a bit different to the others. I wanted to make some to sell at craft fairs and after playing around with a few ideas finally settled on this design.

You will need
Black card
White stamp pad
10cm square MDF coaster
Double sided card (or you could use card and cover it with paper)
Corner punch (optional)

1 Cut card 10cm x 23.6cm. Score and fold at 11.2cm and 12.4cm.
2 Cover the top of the coaster with a piece of 10cm square card. Sand the edges which helps to adhere the card to the MDF and gives a smooth finish.
3 Attach the scored and folded card to the bottom of the coaster. 

4 Stamp the image onto black card using the white stamp pad. Cut to 7cm wide x 9cm high. Use a decorative corner punch on all corners (optional). I have used a Martha Stewart corner punch. Attach to the top.
5 Attach the postits to the coaster. Pen clips inside. 

The card I used had different patterns on either side. This shows the inside of the holder.

I hope this has given you another idea for making one of these. You could also use a memo block rather than postits. They make a nice little present and would be great as teacher's gifts.