Monday, 29 September 2014

Little Claire Likes - Snowflake Owls Card

Good morning,
 
We are sharing another 'Little Claire Likes' project with you today.
 
 
The stamp that is being featured, is one of our favourite Christmas ones - 'Stocking Owls'. You can buy it at the special reduced price of £3.50 this week, until Thursday, 2nd October. It will then go back up to the original price of £5.50.
 
Here is Heidi's quick and easy card, using the stamp and also a 'Snowflake' stamp from our forthcoming October Club stamp set, which launches on Wednesday, so a sneaky peak for you!
 
 
Products Used :
 
Craft Creations 'Blue Snowflake' paper - £0.50 per sheet
Card blank, blue card, Promarkers and snowflake punch from stash.
 
How the card was made :
 
(1) Stamp 'Snowflake' images all around the card blank, edge with inkpad.
(2) Cut a small oblong of blue card and a smaller one with the 'Snowflake' paper.
(3) Stick together then onto card blank.
(4) Stamp up 'Stocking Owls' image and colour in.
(5) Matt onto a piece of blue card and edge with ink pad, stick down.
(6) Stamp up a sentiment, matt onto blue card, attach to card.
(7) Punch out two snowflakes from blue card, arrange and stick.
(8) Add pearls to decorate.
 
We do hope you have enjoyed our quick and easy card tutorial today. Don't forget to grab yourself a 'Stocking Owls' stamp before they sell out.
 
The Little Claire Team
 
xxxxxx
 
 
 
 


Friday, 26 September 2014

Friday Blog Post with Little Claire

Good morning all,

Gaynor here with a posting for today - tis a card I created for my lovely hubbie......it is our 30th Wedding Anniversary on Monday 6th October.


I have used the beautiful silhouette picnic stamp from Little Claire alongside one of the sentiments from the Red Gingham Designs Mix set.

Here's my tutorial picture style:


I used one of my new spellbingers dies - perforates tiny holes as well as cuts out the circle......I recently treated myself to both the rectangle and square dies too......love these!

I stamped the image using Versafine Black ink - I heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder.



You can see that my heat gun is almost an antique......the price is still on the box......they are so much cheaper to buy nowadays......crafting was a lot dearer when I first began to craft!


I used a 148mm x 148mm white blank card.  Cut papers to 145mm x 145mm, 141mm x 141mm.  5.2mm x 141mm and 4.8mm x 141mm.  The papers are from "the stash!"  A little hession style ribbon, 3 tiny hearts brads and 3 punched out hearts.............these are "waste" from another die......and yes I save them and add to my stash!  The pattern panel uses vellum paper in the same print as the backing paper.  I fixed the vellum using a little double sided tape under where my stamped image is placed and the tiny heart brads.


and below is the finished card once all is assembled. The stamps images were fixed using 3D foam pads and some tiny adhesive pearls added.........Had to add pearls.......30th Anniversary is Pearl!


Now just to make sure my hubbie doesn't check out the blog prior to our Anniversary...................mmh!  Cheerio from me for now.  xxGaynor

Monday, 22 September 2014

Little Claire Likes Weekly Project - Christmas Postcards

 Good morning,

We are sharing another tutorial with you today for our 'Little Claire Likes' project.

The stamp set of the week is 'Christmas Postcards'.  A great set of Christmas postcard stamps, each with a different sentiment that can be used as a border stamp around cards, as below.

We are offering this set for the great price of £8.99 (normally £12.99) until Thursday 25th September 2014, or whilst stocks last.

Here is Heidi's card for today :
 
 
Products used on card :
 
Snowflake punch from stash
Tools : Sticky dots and double-sided tape
 
How card was made :
 
(1) Stamp postcards images randomly around edge of card using 'Rich Cocoa' inkpad.
(2) Cut a piece of kraft card to measure : 11.5cms x 11.5cms.
(3) Take a piece of snowflake paper from paper pack, cut to measure 10.5cms x 10.5cms.
(4) Stick down onto kraft card and edge with inkpad.
(5) Stamp up 'Christmas Postcard' of choice, edge with ink and matt onto kraft card.
(6) Stick down cream lace over edges of paper/card, stick down onto card blank.
(7) Stick image down onto card, attach a cream bow to top.
(8) Punch out two snowflakes from kraft card, stick down.
(9) Add pearls to card as shown.
 
We do hope you have enjoyed our tutorial today, please feel free to leave us a comment.
 
The Little Claire Team
 
xxxxx
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Weekly Blog Project - An Owl Bauble


 Hi!!! Francy here for the weekly blog project using "Snowflake Owl".
 
It's a easy decoration for your Christmas tree...
 
 

You will need:

A Transparent Bauble
Little Claire 'Snowflake Owl' stamp
White Card
Ribbons
Jingle Bells
Patterned Paper
Standard Circles Nestibility
Baker's Twine
 
How it was made :

(1) Stamp "Snowflake Owl" using Memento ink onto white card.
(2) Colour with Promarker pens and distress the edges.
(3) Cut image with circular die with the same width of the bauble and decorate edge with other stamps, (I used hearts).


 
(4) Cut patterned paper with circular die (the same of before) and paste on the back of the owl.
(5) Insert your pictures in the bauble.
(6) On the top insert twine for hanging and bow with jingle bells...
Finish...
I hope you like it!!!


Bye Francy


Friday, 19 September 2014

SALE!

Starting today until midnight Sunday we have a SALE on our web 


Enter code KDO14 at checkout and obtain 10% discount from everything - 20% to all club members!

The Little Claire Team xxx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Winner of the Little Robin Redbreast stamp set....

And the winner is....June Horrocks!



Hi girls love the stamps, I bought one from Steve it wasn't the Christmas one but it was very beautiful. My favourite bird is the blue tit. I have lived in this bungalow 15 years and have fed the birds always and had two bird boxes and this year a pair of them came to have their babies in my box. I was over the moon I watched for hours at the visits to build a home they stayed a little while after the babies fledged brill!!!!!! Love June xx

June, please contact Carol to claim your prize!

Our next Craft Show and a Super Sale Discount:

Just a quick reminder that Steve will be at the Ross Papercraft Show, Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on Sunday 21st September (10am-3pm)

10% Discount Weekend!

Sorry we won't be at the Ally Pally show this weekend :( but instead we are offering a special 10% discount if you place an order between today and Sunday 21st Sept.  Just enter code KDO14 at the checkout online and you will receive your 10% discount (20% for Club Members!  Alternatively, you can ring us with your order (0151 648 8777), quoting the same discount code.

So all your crafting goodies will be delivered straight to your door!

Before we go, just thought we'd mention that you can now check out some of our designs on Pinterest - we have some inspirational boards for you to browse!

Love from the Little Claire Team xxx

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Calling all you bakers...

Are you a fan of The Great British Bake Off? We love it, all those yummy cakes and the humour from Mel and Sue so we thought we would pay homage and show off our 'baking' themed stamps...

Firstly, one of our all time faves, Let's Bake £6.50, featuring a kitchen dresser packed with cute little cups, plates, bowls and (of course) a cat!  Sooooo pretty!
designed by Helen Nile
And this gorgeous card features the sentiment 'Home is where the heart is' from our 'At Home' set found here.
designed by Helen Holbrook
Another of our favourites is the Winter Aga set £7.50...
designed by Heidi Green
Ooh, you can imagine yourself sitting in the perfect country kitchen, feeling all warm and cosy....

The Changing Tree Baking set £3.99 is the perfect little stamp set for baking enthusiasts, with eight tiny baking themed images for you to embellish your Changing Tree image (sold separately as part of the Changing Tree original set). Take a look...

designed by Helen Nile
You can create so many variations each time you stamp - LOVE it! We also have seven other Changing Tree additional sets, Baby, Girly, Easter, Education, Male and Christmas - collect them all!
Have a sneaky peek at the Christmas set...
designed by Helen Nile

designed by Gaynor Bloor
Back to baking, here's another batch of cards ...with our Tea Party set, £8.99
designed by Heidi Green

designed by Heidi Green

designed by Helen Nile
So there you have it - the perfect recipe for a beautiful homemade card - you really knead to have these stamps!  Oh dear, we'll stop whilst we're on a roll!!

Before we go, here's your chance to win a 'Changing Tree Baking' stamp set.  Simply tell us about your favourite cake.  The winner will be selected and announced next Thursday 25th September.
Our favourites are...a big, fluffy chocolate cake oozing with fresh cream (Gill), a good old coffee and walnut - with a cappuccino (Carol), Bakewell Tart (Steve). 

Love from the Little Claire Team xxx

























Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Snowflake Owl

We have just uploaded fresh new images for our new Snowflake Owl stamp

He's a little cutie and we are offering him at the special price of £4.50 until tomorrow (rrp £5.50)

and to tempt you for a bargain, here are a selection of our teamies makes:

We just adore the combination of pink and brown, and a pink owl - whoo'd of thought! But it really works...

designed by Heidi
Gaynor has given us a sparkly blue version with snowflakes in background:

designed by Gaynor
and Diane has created this beauty in red:

designed by Diane

designed by Diane
Diane has used our new Dinkie Holly Owl stamp for this fantastic set of tags, just wonderful!

So, a little post from us today in celebration of our Snowflake Owl stamp - which don't forget, is on special offer until tomorrow!

The Little Claire team xxx





Monday, 15 September 2014

Little Claire Likes - 'Robin Redbreast'

Hello and welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes' project.

Over the next few weeks, we are showcasing some of our favourite Christmas stamps, starting today, with 'Robin Redbreast'.  A beautiful stamp that was new to our range last year.
 
 
You can purchase this lovely stamp from our website HERE at the special price of £3.50 (normally £5.50), until Thursday 18th September or whilst the stocks last.
 
Here is Heidi's card today, using the stamp ;
 
 
 Here is a list of products used on the card :
 
Brown card, Promarkers, Black fine-liner pen and wooden embellishments from stash
 
Card Instructions :
 
(1) Cut a piece of card to measure : 29cms x 13cms.
(2) On the long side, score at 13cms, 26cms and 27.5cms, score edges well.
(3) Using the brown snowflake paper from the pack, cut a square : 12.5cms x 12.5cms.
(4) Cut a small strip for the front of the card : 12.5cms x 1.5cms.
(5) Stick both pieces of paper down onto card as shown.
(6) Cut a square of brown card : 10.5cms x 10.5cms and a square from white stamping card : 10cms x 10cms.
(7) Stamp up image onto white card, colour in and edge using black fine-liner pen.
(8) Stick image down onto brown matt and stick to card.
(9) Stamp up one of the 'Postcard' sentiment images, matt onto brown card.
(10) Stick down elements to front of card. Add wooden snowflakes and one heart.
(11) Add 'Mercury Glass' Stickles to edge of paper on card and to centres of snowflakes.
 
We do hope you have enjoyed our tutorial today, join us again next Monday for another project using one of our Christmas stamps.
 
The Little Claire Team
 
xxxx
 
 
 


Saturday, 13 September 2014

Little Claire Monthly Blog Challenge # 49 - A Birthday Card

Welcome to our September challenge.

We had lots of wonderful entries for our August challenge, thank you to all that did enter.
Our winner of the Little Claire prize is :
Karen P # 7

Here is her 'Male' themed card :
 
 

Well done Karen! Please contact Carol (carol@littleclaire.co.uk) so that she can send you your prize.
Now to our challenge for September/October.  We would like to see your 'Birthday Cards'.
 
Here is the prize we have on offer this month :
 
Three A4 sheets of die cut Christmas decoupage
One bag of wooden Christmas embellishments
Little Claire Stocking Owl stamp

Our Guest Design Teamies have made beautiful cards, firstly -

Mags using
 
Secondly, Rachel using
'Whisper a Wish' stamp set

Our Design Team have made some beautiful 'Birthday Cards', here they are :
 
 
Diane has used
'Lovely Jubblies' - Keep in Touch stamp and 'Fabulous Day' stamp set
 

Francy has used
 

Gaynor has used a


Heidi has used

Marianne has used

Our 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. 

(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.
(7) The challenge finishes on Friday, 11th October 2014 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge
(# 50) will be open on Saturday, 12th October 2014.
We look forward to seeing your entries, good luck!
The Little Claire Team
xxxxxx