Monday, 20 April 2015

Little Claire Likes - 'Swirly Whirly Cats' Card

Good Monday morning,

We are sharing another project this morning, today using 'Swirly Whirly Cats', a great 'zentangle' like image that can be used for any occasion.
You can buy this fabulous feline stamp at the reduced price of £3.50 (usually £4.50).  The website HERE offer stands until Thursday, 23rd April 2015 or whilst stock is available.

Heidi's card for today has been made using two different papers from our Little Claire paper packs - 'Tartan' and 'Dotty'.  They mix and match together so well! She has also added some lovely white ric-ric ribbon and lots of pearls.

Card Instructions :

(1) Onto white stamping card, stamp up 'Swirly Whirly Cats' image, colour in using pens.
(2) Ink edges of image and matt onto kraft card.  Again ink edges.
(3) Cut a strip of kraft card and punch one edge.
(4) Punch out circle and stamp up a sentiment onto it.
(5) Make a hole in top and thread through some white ric-rac ribbon.
(6) Punch out three daisies, ink all edges.
(7) Place two papers onto card, at angles.
(8) Stick ric-rac to top of kraft border and stick over two papers.
(9) Add a third paper over border and stick down well.
(10) Stamp up edge of image to top and bottom of card as shown.
(11) Add image sticking down with sticky pads.
(12) Add daisies, sentiment and pearls to card.

Thank you for visiting the Little Claire blog today, we do hope you have enjoyed the project.

The Little Claire Team


Friday, 17 April 2015

Friday Blog Project - 'Pom Pom Dahlia' Card

Good morning to you,
Heidi here to share another blog project with you today.

Have you been enjoying the wonderful 'mini' heat wave that has swept the country? Well, my garden has flowers popping out everywhere, so I thought I would choose a great flower image from the Little Claire range - the 'Pom Pom Dahlia' stamp is just right!  It is a beautiful image and a favourite of mine. It just called out to be inked up and coloured in!

Here is the inside of my card :

 I have made a small pop-up card from cream and kraft card.  It is similar to the club card sample that I made recently, using the new 'April Showers' stamp set.  I have used one of the sentiments from that set, on the front of my card.
Here are the products I used :

Pom Pom Dahlia stamp
April Shower's May Club stamp set
Kraft Card
Cream Stamping Card
Memento 'Rich Cocoa' inkpad
Promarkers : Putty, Almond, Khaki and Pastel Beige
Lace and twine oddments
Small cream pearls
Labels # 22 dies

How my card was made :

(1) Cut your kraft card blank to measure : 20cms x 10cms.
(2) Cut a piece of cream card : 20cms x 10cms.
(3) Stamp up the 'Pom Pom Dahlia' image around edge of kraft card blank.
(4) Onto cream piece, stamp up image to each end edges, colour in.
(5) Die cut a piece of cream card, using the larger die.
(6) Stamp up two images, as shown.  Add 'To lovely you ....' sentiment to centre.
(7) Using cream card centre piece, cut two 2cm slits into card at fold, three centimetres
from each edge.

(8) Pop out the centre piece and score edge well.
(9) Die cut smaller die from kraft card.  Edge with flower image and stick to centre piece.

(10) Cut a further flower image onto cream card, colour in and cut out.
(11) Stick to kraft centre piece.
(12) Attach lace and twine and tie a know.
(13) From a small piece of lace, tie a bow and attach to centre flower.
(14) Decorate with small pearls.

  I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today.  The little 'Pom Pom Dahlia' stamp is only £2.00.  To treat yourself, the website section is HERE.


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Geranium Flower – Digi Stamp Project

Morning All! It’s Lisa here with a new ‘Digi Stamp Project'.  Today I’m showcasing the Geranium Flower digi stamp:

I needed a few quick Thank You cards for the children to give out following their haul from the Easter Bunny, so I have created a set of Clean and Simple cards. 

I created a simple layout using Microsoft Word, combining the digi image with a typed sentiment. I printed four of these onto a sheet of card.

Geranium Flower (2)

I cut them out and mounted each onto a different colour of card, before fixing to the card blanks with double sided tape.

Geranium Flower (3)

Flowers have been coloured to match the card and to add a little detail I’ve doodled a border, added some pearls and dotted the flower centres with some Glitter Glue.

Here is one of the finished cards:

Geranium Flower (5)


  • Geranium Flower Digi Stamp
  • Alcohol Markers
  • Scalloped 12.5cm Square Card Blanks
  • White Stamping Card
  • Various Coloured Card
  • Self Adhesive Pearls
  • Gold Glitter Glue
  • Black Fineline Pen

Step by Step:

  1. Using the computer combine the digi image with a sentiment and repeat three more times so you have 4 to an A4 page. 
  2. Print onto white stamping card and cut out so each measures 10.5cm square.
  3. Mat and layer onto coloured card and fix to the card blanks.
  4. Colour the image with alcohol markers, match the flower colour to the coloured card.
  5. Doodle a border using a black fine line pen.
  6. Decorate with pearls.

Hope you like my project and are inspired to try something similar. If you would like a little more detail on alcohol marker colours please stop by my blog

Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Competition Time!

designed by Diane
Hello everyone! The sun is shining here and the birds are chirping - it looks like it's going to be a wonderful day!
We love April, showers and all and to celebrate, we have 2 of our fabulous 'April Showers' stamp sets up for grabs.
First, have a look at these lovely cards made with the April Showers set...

designed by Helen

designed by Francy

designed by Gaynor

deisigned by Shary

designed by Marianne

You can make this amazing card when you purchase our April Club stamp 'April Showers' for £8.99 - you will receive the stamp set, a pre-cut card kit and project sheet with easy to follow instructions to make Heidi's card!

Now, for your CHANCE TO WIN!!  All you have to do is leave us a comment telling us what you love about this time of year. We will pick 2 lucky winners at random next Tuesday 21 April - best of luck!
The Little Claire Team xxx

Monday, 13 April 2015

Little Claire Likes - 'In a While' Monday Project

Good morning, we do hope you are having a lovely Monday?

Today, for our 'Little Claire Likes - Monday Project', we are showcasing a great stamp set for the men.  'In a while' is a favourite of ours and is a great image, just right for Father's Day.


Heidi has used this stamp on her card today along with a great male themed alphabet 'Manphabet' set, and our Little Claire 'Tartan' paper pack - they all go really well together on the card.

Our 'In a While' stamp, can be purchased at the special price of £3.50 (usually £4.50) until Thursday, 16th April 2015 or whilst stocks last.  Just pop on over to the website HERE.

Card Products :

Dovecraft White Card Blanks - £1.99
Memento 'Rich Cocoa' Inkpad - £3.90
Green Bazzill Card
White A4 Stamping Card
Promarker Pens
Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Craft Knife and Sticky Pads

Card Instructions :

(1) Onto white stamping card, stamp up image and colour in.
(2) Stamp 'D' and 'A' letters from the 'Manphabet' alphabet all over the card base.
(3) Cut a square of green card : 13cms x 13cms.
(4) Cut a square of green tartan paper from pack, matt onto green card.
(5) Stick card and paper square down onto card base.
(6) Stamp up 'DAD' from 'Manphabet' onto green card, cut out.
(7) Edge all pieces with ink.
(8) Cut a square of green card and tartan paper, cut in half and stick together.
(9) Place triangles over edge of image, stick image sideways onto card.
(10) Add 'DAD' letters to top, stick on with sticky pads.
Thank you for visiting our blog today, we do hope you have enjoyed Heidi's tutorial.

The Little Claire Team


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 56 - Use Kraft Card

Good morning, welcome to another challenge here at Little Claire.

Thank you for all of the wonderful entries for our March challenge, the winner, picked randomly, is :

Entry # 88 - Wendy

Here is her winning card

Well done! Please contact Gill ( who will send you your prize.

Our challenge theme for April is 'Kraft card', so please make sure that there is 'kraft card' on your entries.

The prize we are offering to the winner is :

£20.00 Website Voucher

Our Design Team have made some beautiful cards using our stamps, feast your eyes!

Allison has used
Avril has used

Diane has used

Gaynor has used

Heidi's has used
'Freedom' stamp set

Helen has used
'Silhouette Boat' 

Mags has used

Marianne has used
'Scottie Dog's' stamp set

Here is a list of our rules, please read and follow before entering our challenge.

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) 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 Friday, 15th May 2015 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (# 57) will be open on Saturday, 16th May 2015.

We look forward to seeing all of your entries and visiting your blogs.

Good Luck!

The Little Claire Design Team


Friday, 10 April 2015

Little Claire Friday Blog Project using Silhouette Stamps.

Morning all,

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter - blossom and lighter nights are most welcome.

I have created today's project using 4 Silhouette Stamps from Little Claire and my new best friend - "Brusho."  If Brusho doesn't mean a lot to you at present - there are some amazing tutorials on youtube.  I have created these sheets by washing with water using a paint brush and using the Brusho pots as pepper pots to sprinkle. Less is very much more - allow the pigment to disperse and add more water using a spitzer if needed.  Allow to dry naturally if you have the time or carefully use your heat gun.  The paper does benefit from being stacked under a heavy weight to dry flat.

Needless to say the backgrounds for these terrific Silhouette Stamps has been created using Brusho. In my usual style piccies - lots of the demonstrate the stages from "panic" to "oh that's nice" - I think so anyway hope you do too.

So here goes:

Background papers created.

Excellent selection of Silhouette stamps from Little Claire.

Black Pigment ink and clear embossing powder.

This is the fun part - choosing where to stamp your image.

Images are trimmed.

All matted onto black card - 1/2 cm larger than the stamped image.  Matted onto white stamping card - 1cm larger. then matted onto black - 1/2cm larger.

Here the tile is matted onto yellow card which tones with the pigment from the Brusho - 1cm larger then matted onto black 1/2cm larger.

Tile positioned centrally and embellished with tiny punched butterflies from a scrap of the Brusho background. Sentiment added from the stamp set and faux stitching.

 Coordinating papers, matted and layered.  Toning ribbon used.

More punched butterflies to embellish, plus adhesive crystals and faux stitching.

No backing papers this time...

 Sentiment added from the stamp set plus punched small squares using Brusho scraps and adhesive nail heads for interest.

Simple matting and layering and a band of fabulous hemp ribbon from "the stash."

Embellished with punched butterflies, adhesive crystals and faux stitching.

Hope you managed to "stick" with me - same principle for all - I now have more tiles to make up - perhaps another day!

Many thanks for looking. Wishing you all a lovely day. Cheerio from me and all the Little Claire Team xxGaynor

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Take time to enjoy Life

Morning all here is my step by step, using the Golf Bag, Digi - I have used it to make a Retirement Card for a Man.

Using - Golf Bag Digi
and Outline Stickers - Misc.Text - LCD019

Is off print off image - Fussy Cut and colour with Promarkers

Matt and Layer - Plain Card and Matching Patterned Paper
onto a 7" x 7" Square Card

Cut a piece of White card to layer over the patterned paper.
Use Pan Pastels to make a Scene of Sky and Grass.
Adhere this Scene to the Matted Card blank.

Cut out Die Cuts, (some flat and some raised and shaped), adhere them and the Golf Bag digi to the Scene Card, also, add sentiments, to the card...

Shopping List for making this card: Golf Bag Digi, Outline Stickers - LCD019, Neenah Cardstock for printing image onto, and for making your Sky and Grass Scene,  7" x 7" White Card Blank, Card and Patterned paper for Matting and Layering, Promarkers, Lipstick, Berry Red for Flag, Powder Blue, China Blue, Arctic Blue and Denim Blue, for Golf Bag, Metallic Silver for Clubs. Holly Green and Lush Green, for the Green and Burnt Sienna for the Hole. A Fine-liner in Black to go around the clubs, and Glossy Accents for the Golf Ball. Pan Pastels - Blue and Green for the Scene.  Die's used from Memory Box - Twiggy Tree, Puffy Clouds, Bunny Buddies and Golf Cart.

Hope you like the finished card.