Wednesday, 30 October 2013

A super day on Saturday...

...when we held our 'Wirral Day' and we spent the day making lots of great cards, drinking, eating and having fun (we did work hard, honest!)

Happy Ladies
Gaynor and Helen N did a great job (and a special thank you to Heidi for providing card projects too) and of course Steve for his hosting skills - tea's and coffee's a speciality!

We made a great selection of cards and everyone was impressed by how useful our new A5 stamping mats are, these lightweight mats give a perfect impression every time - we are well impressed!

We are running the final Little Claire classes for this year on Saturday 16 November here on the Wirral, our morning class 9am - 12pm is 'Best of 2013' and our afternoon class 1pm - 4pm is 'Old Favourites' as usual we have a super selection of card ideas ready to go and places are filling quickly, why not treat yourself to a relaxing couple of hours of creativity - it'll do you good!

For more information please click here or call us: 0151 353 8325

Little Claire x

Monday, 28 October 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Little George'

For our featured 'Little Claire Likes' project this week, we are featuring a lovely little image called 'Little George'. He is such a cutie! It's a great little fun image, that can be used on festive as well as general greeting cards.
You can snap up 'Little George' for the reduced price of

£3.99 (normally £5.50)

until Thursday 31st October.
Here is Heidi's card using the featured stamp and a sentiment from the 'Christmas' sentiment set.
Products Used on the Card :
Little Claire 'Little George' stamp - £3.99
Little Claire 'Christmas Sentiments' stamp set - £12.99
First Edition 'Silent Night' paper pad - £7.50
White A4 Superior Cardstock - £3.50
Momento 'Rich Cocoa' Inkpad - £3.
Promarkers : Vanilla, Mustard, Pear Green, Ruby, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Sandstone, Caramel, Pastel Beige, Khaki & Ice Grey I.
Glitter Domes - £1.99 per pack
Diamond Stickles - £1.80

(Silver Bell, circle & scallop circle punches, pine needle & shaped dies & natural twine from stash.

Here is a side view of the card, showing how the card stands. The top flap sits neatly onto the bottom two.
Card Instructions :
 (1) With white cardstock, cut an oblong to measure 28cms x 12cms. Score at 11cms, fold over.
(2) Cut another oblong from white card : 24cms x 6cms. Score at 6cms and 18cms score at 6ms. Stick this oblong to back of card securely using strong double-sided tape.
(3) Cut a large oblong of blue paper : 15cms x 10.5cms and one in cream : 14.5cms x 10cms, stick together and then inside of card.
(4) Cut a square of blue paper : 11cms x 10.5cms and one in cream : 10.5cms x 10cms, again stick together. Add a piece of linen thread around top, stick down onto card front.
(5) Onto a square of white cardstock, stamp up 'Little George' image, colour in and die-cut.
(6) Add linen thread to front of image, add little bell and tie a bow, stick down.
(7) Stamp up sentiment, punch out and mount onto a scallop circle of blue paper.
(8) Cut two squares of blue paper : 5.5cms square and two of cream : 5cms square, stick together and then to front of card on flaps.
(9) Edge all pieces with brown 'Rich Cocoa' inkpad.
(10) Add sentiment to cover front of flap, stick half to one side only.
(11) Die-cut out six pine needles from blue paper scraps, edge with brown and stick down as shown.
(12) Add glitter domes, three to top of card, two each to sides.
(13) Add stickles to hat, scarf and branches of image, leave to dry.

Hope you have enjoyed the project today. Don't forget to take advantage of our great deal on 'Little George'.

The Little Claire Team


Friday, 25 October 2013

Friday Blog Project - Telescope Card

Happy Friday to you!

Heidi here to share a project with you using the gorgeous stamp set 'Butterfly Flourish'. I have made a 'Telescope' Card. It is a beautiful set of stamps that can be used for any occasion.  It comes with a lovely sentiment, flourishes to decorate and two lovely large images.

The photo above shows the card when closed.

 and here when open

Here is a list of products, that I have used to make my 'Telescope' card.

   Little Claire 'Butterfly Flourish' stamp set
Brown & Orange Cardstock
White Stamping Cardstock
Cream Ric-Rack Ribbon
Momento 'Rich Cocoa' inkpad
Butterfly Embossing Folder
Promarkers : Oatmeal, Apricot, Sandstone, Caramel, Putty and Pastel Beige
Two small silver brads
Flower & Circle Die Shapes
Small white pearls

Card Instructions

(1) Die-cut three flower shapes in brown and three in orange cardstock, making the orange smaller.
(2) Using butterfly embossing folder, emboss all three orange pieces.
(3) Die-cut a small circle from white cardstock, stamp up sentiment onto it, colour in small butterflies.
(4) Stamp up large butterfly & dragonfly image, colour in with Promarker's and cut out.
(5) Attach pieces of ric-rac to back of orange card pieces as shown. Stick down on to brown shapes.
(6) Using a pokey tool, make small holes in top and bottom of all brown shapes except large one, add small brads and secure.
(7) Stick images and sentiment down onto pieces.
(8) Add small pearls to dragonfly and butterfly.

You can purchase this gorgeous stamp set HERE.

I do hope you have enjoyed the project today. There will be another one next Friday, so we do hope you stop on by.

The Little Claire Team



Thursday, 24 October 2013

We've been busy today...

...getting everything ready for our Wirral Day on Saturday, packing lots of goodies to take with us and getting all the stamps prepared for our ladies (Steve's fine-tuning his tea making skills, we musn't forget the biscuits!)

And as it's nearing the end of the month, we have begun processing all the club packs ready to post out to our members, here's a sneak peek of one of the designs within the pack (don't worry it won't spoil the surprise it's just a little glimpse):

a little bit of the November club stamp set
So just time to do a quick post to show you what we found in our garden this morning:

Just look at the size of this little cute hegehog, we couldn't believe it, so tiny, we hope he's not too little for this time of year, anyway you can guess that we will be finding out what they eat and putting bit and bobs out for him at night - sooo cute!

OK, that's it - will have a super blog project posted tomorrow and next week we will share the cards made on the Wirral Day.

Little Claire x

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Listen up...

...I've got some mews:

the team at Little Claire have got a great selection of MEWcutting dies from Marianne Designs and Spellbinders available to purrrrchase now on pre-order:

Birdhouse Birds
Great new sets containing cutting dies and stamps from Marianne Designs:

Mini Christmas Village

Tiny Butterfly 1

This is just a small selection and here is a taster of the new Spellbinders:

Swirled Hearts

Corner Sprigs

And of course, all the new dies are competively priced, see the full range here

Little Claire xxx  purrrfect

Monday, 21 October 2013

Little Claire Likes .... Poppies

Hello, it's Monday again and here is another 'Little Claire Likes' to share with you.
Today is the turn of the glorious 'Poppies', stamp that is great for any occasion.  It is such a versatile stamp and as Remembrance Sunday is fast approaching, this stamp is just perfect to stamp up and send to someone special. 

We are offering this stamp at a special price of £3.99 (normally £4.99) until Thursday 24th October or whilst stocks last.  Just call the office on 0844 800 4376 or order online HERE.

Here is a quick little card, using the stamp set as a centre piece and a border.  The little tag fits in really well, with the 'Thinking of you' sentiment.
Product List for Card :
Little Claire 'Poppies' stamp - £3.99 (normally £4.99)
Little Claire 'Little Beauties' Tag Sentiments - £7.50
White Scallop Card Pack - £1.99
Tuxedo Black Momento Inkpad - £3.90
'Java'  Bazzill Cardstock - £0.50p per sheet
'Crimson' Bazzill Cardstock - £0.50p per sheet
Promarkers : Ruby, Mustard, Pastel Beige & Khaki - £1.70 each pen
(Black ric-rack ribbon from stash)
 Instructions for Card :
(1) On your white scalloped card blank, stamp 'Poppies' image all around the card.
(2) Stamp image again onto a white square of card, colour in with Promarker's. Edge image with a black fine-liner pen.
(3) Matt image onto a piece of 'Java' and 'Crimson' cardstock.
(4) Stick image down onto white card blank.
(5) Stamp up 'tag' sentiment, colour in.  Matt & layer onto spare black and red card.
(6) Punch a small hole to top of tap, thread black ric-rac ribbon through.
(7) Stick a further piece of ric-rac down onto card front, add tag to corner of card.

We do hope that you have enjoyed our card project today. We will be sharing another next Monday.

Happy Crafting!

The Little Claire Design Team


Friday, 18 October 2013

Friday Project - Little George

Hi! It's my turn, Georgina, for the Friday project this week. Today I have three card to share with you all using the cute Little George stamp from Little Claire. I wanted to show just how versatile one stamp came be.

To make these cards you will need:
Little George stamp
Christmas Tags stamps
Sentiments Christmas stamps
119x119mm scalloped edge card blanks
White dots on red paper
White dots on deep blue paper
Green gingham paper
Smooth white card
Dark green card
Card Candi
Foam pads
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
White snowflakes (I cut mine with a Cricut)
Black fineliner
ProMarkers: Pastel Blue, Tan, Cocoa, Berry red, Forest green and Gold.

Red dot card

1. Cut a piece of  dot paper 10.5cm x 11cm. Attach this to the card blank.
2. Stamp Little George onto a piece 9cm x 6.5 cm of smooth white card with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. Colour the image with ProMarkers.
3. Attached the coloured image to the card blank.
4. Stamp the tag sentiment onto white card and cut it out. Attached this to he card.
5. To finish add a red Card Candi and Stickles.
Blue dot card

1. Cut a piece of  dot paper 10.5cm x 11cm. Attach this to the card blank.
2. Stamp Little George three times onto smooth white card and colour with ProMarkers.
3. Cut out the different layers as shown below.

4. Attach the whole image to the card blank. Then attached the body and then the scarf and hat with foam pads.
5. Stamp the circle sentiment and attach to the card.
6. To finish add various Stickles and Card Candi.

Green gingham

1. Cut a piece of  gingham paper 10.5 x 11cm and of green card 11cm x 11.5cm. Attach these to the card blank.

2. Stamp Little George onto a piece 9cm x 6.5 cm of smooth white card with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. Colour the image with ProMarkers. Also stamp the image onto gingham paper and cut out the scarf section and attach to the coloured image.
3. Add black dots around the edge of the coloured panel. Mount the coloured image onto green card before adding to the card.
4. Stamp the circle sentiment onto white card. Cut it out and attach to the card.
5. Add die cut snowflakes and Stickle to finish.

I hope I have given you some ideas for your Christmas cards. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Christmas Geese... the name of our current club members stamp set for October and it is also one of the sets used on our recent Kent/Crawley days a few weeks ago, and here is the gorgeous card made using this set by our lovely Heidi:

and here is a pic of the card when it is opened....

we just adore this card, loving the kraft and the red (always a favourite) thank you Heidi x

And before we go, just have to share this pic of our new kitty who we found curled up asleep with one of our girls teddies:

Isn't she just a cutie - needless to say Steve is totally besotted with her as we all are!

Little Claire x

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Little Claire Likes .... 'Joy, Hope & Wonder'

Hello, welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes'.  Each week, we showcase a different stamp, offering it at a special price. We show you a card made using the set and give you a product and instructions list on how to make the card.
Today is the turn of a gorgeous feline stamp 'Joy, Hope & Wonder'.  It can be used for both Christmas and if you cover over the bauble, a general greeting card.
Heidi has made her card using the products below, most of which can be purchased from the website 
HERE or by calling the office : 0844 800 4376.
'Joy, Hope & Wonder' can be purchased for £3.99 (normally £5.50) until Thursday, 17th October or whilst in stock.
Card Product List :
Little Claire 'Joy, Hope & Wonder' stamp set - £3.99
Little Claire 'Letter's Snow' stamp & number set - £12.99
First Edition 'Nordic Christmas' paper pack - £7.50
Kraft card pack - £1.99 (pack of ten cards)
Tartan Ribbon - £2.90 per reel
Momento 'Rich Cocoa' Inkpad - £3.90
Promarkers : Ruby, Sandstone, Caramel & Pastel Beige - £1.70 per pen
(Die & red pearls from stash)
Card Instructions :
(1) Onto white cardstock, stamp up the cat image and sentiment to the side.
(2) Colour image with Promarker's.
(3) Using two different patterned papers, matt and layer together.
(4) Die cut, postage stamp shape and stick down onto papers.
(5) Stick down ribbon over the top of papers, and tie a large bow to right of card.
(6) Matt image onto red paper and stick over shape & ribbon.
(7) Onto kraft card, using 'Letter's Snow', stamp up a number '2' and '5', cut around each number.
(8) Stick elements together onto card.
(9) Attach four red pearls to each corner of the card.
We do hope you have enjoyed our Christmas project today. Don't forget to grab your 'Joy, Hope & Wonder' stamps whilst at the special price or stocks last.
Happy Crafting!
The Little Claire Design Team

Monday, 14 October 2013

Winning Monday!

Hello everyone, hope you have all enjoyed a great weekend - our post today is to announce the lucky winners of two of our competitions, first of all we have 3 winners of our new Christmas sticker sheets:

Robin and Snowdrop sticker
The three lucky ladies are:

Rachel   who said: the stocking owls are my fave too - saw some lovely samples at the \harrogate show - fabulous xx
Hazel  who said: My favourite is the Robin & Snowdrop with great sentiments & snowflakes. x
nannapat  who said: The stocking owls are just gorgeous. They're all you need to create a quick and easy but fabulous card. Pat x

Well done ladies, please contact Carol and let her know that you have won the sticker prize.

And we have 3 winners of our 'From Wish List to Craft Stash' competition (loved this one, it was great to see what your favs were!)
Karen Ann Knight   who wished for 'Letters Snow' stamp set

Letters SnowLetters Snow

Colette Colman  who wished for 'Bauble Hedghog' stamp

Bauble HedgehogBauble Hedgehog
Marianne Fisher  who wished for 'The Great Outdoors' stamp set

The Great Outdoors stamp setThe Great Outdoors
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part, we like this competion so we will repeat it again very soon.

The Little Claire Team x

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 38 - 'Child's Birthday'

Hello and welcome to another challenge.  We had some wonderful entries in our September challenge, themed 'Autumn' and we have randomly picked a winner, drumroll ........
Fatima over at Pink Clover Cards
Here is her winning card :

 Well done! Contact Carol (, who will forward on your prize.
For our October challenge, we would like to see a 'Child's Birthday' project.  Lots of bright, fun papers and your entries can be a card, scrap page or gift.  We would love you to use a Little Claire image, but any images would be great, as long as you follow the theme.
To enter, just read the rules below. The prize on offer is :

1 x Wintery Sky 12 x 12 Paper
1 x Purple Christmas Scrolls 12 x 12 Paper
1 x Grey Christmas Scrolls 12 x 12 Paper
1 x 'We Three Cats' Stamp
1 x 'The Robin & Ivy' Stamp
1 x Christmas Twine (3 rolls; red/cream, green/cream & white/cream)
1 x Self Adhesive Gems & Pearls
 Now to our Design Team's work for this challenge.
 Diane has used
 'Darling Daschunds' stamp set
Gaynor has used
 'Save the Date' and 'Family Ted' 

Gemma has used
Georgina has used
 Heidi has used
'Butterfly Kisses' stamp set
 Helen N has used
'Maybe' & 'Save the Date' stamps
 Lozzy has used a digi image called
Here are our rules that we would like to follow when entering the challenge :
  We do have a few rules to follow, before you enter our challenge.
(1) You DO NOT need to use a Little Claire stamp to qualify for the prize draw.
(2) Only those using Little Claire stamps will qualify for a Top 3 badge.
(3) You may enter the challenge UP TO 3 TIMES ONLY PLEASE and you may combine with other challenges.
(4) You MUST follow the challenge theme and NO BACKLINKING please, new cards only.
(5) Please provide a link to our blog in your post.
(6) Please leave a link (via link below) to your actual card, not just to your blog.
(7) Please turn off Word Verification on your blogs, it makes it so much easier & quicker to leave a comment on your blog.
(8) The challenge finishes on Friday, 15th November 2013 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (#39) will be open on Saturday, 16th November 2013.
Good luck and we are looking forward to seeing your entries.
The Little Claire Team