Monday, 29 February 2016

Monthly Challenge Inspiration - Sarah

Good Morning Everyone!
It's Sarah here with the card I made for the current challenge - Love and Marriage. The prize for the challenge winner is a £10 voucher to spend on the website! There are so many lovely new goodies to choose from :)

Here is my card: 

I have used a sheet from the lovely Irresistible Images - Silhouette Romance pack. 

I experimented on the background using Distress Inks to create the sunset and found that the ink blended beautifully over the image. Each sheet is 109gsm and 8.5cm x 8.5cm in size. I was very impressed with the quality of the print.

Thank you for reading and please come back to check out the other inspirational cards from the Design Team!

Sarah x 

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Monthly Challenge Inspiration - Lynsey

Hi all DT member Lynsey here today to share some wedding inspiration with you and the instructions on how to make this card. 

Image and Sentiment - Wavy Wedding
Pink and Black Patterned Paper
Marianne Swirl Die
Flower Die - Joy
Pearl Heart from Stash
Craftwork Cards Card Blank
Neenah Cardstock for Stamping.
Black Momento Ink 
Copic Marker Pens
Black Cardstock

1. Cover the card blank with the pink patterned paper and cut a rectangle of black patterned paper and attach across the centre of the card. 

2. Stamp the image onto the neenah cardstock and colour with the copic marker pens. Stamp the sentiment under the image and cut into a rectangle. 

3. Mount the stamped image onto black cardstock and attach to the centre of the card base. 

4. Die cut a swirl from black cardstock and attach to the left hand side of the card base. 

5. Die cut a flower from pink patterned paper, fix a brad to the centre and attach onto of the swirl. 

6. Attach a pearl heart to finish.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Lynsey x

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Wavy Baby–New Baby Card Project

Morning All!
It’s Lisa here with a new project and today I’m showcasing one of the recently released Wavy Stamp Set. I’ve used Wavy Baby:
One of my favourite occasions to make cards for is the pitter patter of tiny feet! And the new Wavy Baby stamp set is the perfect partner to the Bunting Stamp Set to make cards personalised with either the baby’s date of birth, name or both!
Wavy Baby (2)
  • Wavy Baby Stamp Set
  • White Stamping Card, Pink Card and Cream Card
  • Alcohol Pens
  • Patterned Paper
  • Paper Flowers, Fancy Oval Die, Pearls and Twine

Step by Step:

  1. Cut a 13.5cm by 9cm piece of patterned paper. Mat onto cream and then pink card and fix to the card blank.
  2. Stamp the small dangling hearts (from the Bunting Stamp Set) onto the top corners of the patterned paper and colour with alcohol markers.
  3. Stamp your Wavy Baby image onto white stamping card, die cut into an oval and colour in with alcohol markers. Stamp the ‘A New Baby’ sentiment onto the top right of the oval. Mat onto a fancy oval die cut from cream card and fix to the card base with foam pads.
  4. Stamp the baby’s date of birth using the Bunting Stamp Set and cut out. Glue onto a piece of twine and leave to dry. Fix to the top left of the card, adding some pearls to the space between the day and month.d
  5. Stamp the ‘Welcome Little One’ sentiment onto a piece of pink card. Mat onto cream card and curl the ends. Fix onto the bottom left of the card blank.
  6. Add some paper flowers to the bottom right corner.

This very pink card could easily turn into a baby boy blue version by swapping out the flowers for buttons/die cut stars.

A quick close up of the fabulous stamp:

Wavy Baby (3)

I hope you like my project and are inspired to try something similar. My blog is if you would like to see some more projects.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Monthly Challenge Inspiration - Susan

Hi Susan here!!

Just wanted to remind you of the stamping Challenge Love and Marriage !!

The prize on offer is...

a £10.00 voucher to spend on the website

I made a very simple card starting with a square white pearlescent card blank.

To this I added a sheet of Floating Butterflies paper - these are supplied at 14cm by 14cm which is just smaller than a 6in by 6in card.

I stamped the image Wavy Wedding on white card and addeda little colour with Promarkers.
 I then cut the image out with the butterfly die
 snipping and overlapping the die with the end pictures.
Finally I added some die cut butterflies which had been distressed with 'Shabby Shutters' and stamped with Happy 'I Do' Day.

Do join the Challenge making a project to follow the theme!

AND ...there's a special offer on these new paperpacks over on the website...

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

7 NEW Irresistible Images!

Hello everyone, we are excited to to show you our 7 new Irresitible Image packs:

Cute Rabbits
Each pack contains 18 colour images - 6 designs x 3 of each


Cute Bears

Winter Warmers
Party Girls

Meadow Horses
and finally...

Cute Puppies
These gorgeous packs cost £2.99 each and all 7 would cost £20.93 

BUT we are offering ALL 7 PACKS for just £14.95!!!  This gives you two FREE packs - WOW!

Click here to order

Would you like to have a pack land on your doormat?  Leave a comment on our blog to let us know which pack is your favourite and 3 lucky winners will receive their chosen pack from our draw next Tuesday 01 March.

LC xxx

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Monthly Challenge Inspiration

Hello again everyone - it's Helen here with another reminder post for our current challenge.  Hope you're all having a lovely weekend and managing to get lots of crafting done - it's definitely the weather for staying indoors here!

The theme for our current blog challenge is 'love and marriage' and all the details are here on the challenge post.  We would love to see your cards and there's a prize of a £10 voucher to spend on the LC Designs website on offer for the winner!

This is Heidi's card for the challenge and she has used:

Keep checking back for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Mini Brag Book

Hi guys, Diane here with a little gift you might like to make for your Mum, Gran or Great Granny for Mothers Day !!

A mini brag book using the Irresistible Images Cute Kitties,  paper pack-Dotty and Dinkie Scallop white cards.

Add photos of your child or children, or get the kids to write a little note to grandma or babies foot or hand prints. Or write a special message on each page to your Mum.

Whatever you decide to add, one thing is for sure it will be treasured and showed to one and all !!

You will need:
4 Irresistible Images Cute Kitties
3 Dinkie white scallop cards
4 pieces of Dotty paper
pale blue dotty ribbon
Dinkie Sentiment Stamps
black fine line pen
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad

!: Fold each Dinkie card in half and glue together as shown in photo

2: Cut blue, yellow, red and green dotty paper to 8cm x 8cm and add faux stitching round edges.

3: Stamp your chosen sentiments to front of three Cute Kittie images and add faux stitching

4: Trim last Cute Kittie image 1/8th all round, then stamp sentiments to front and add faux stitching all round.

5: Add a strip of glue across centre front of book and glue a length of dotty blue ribbon just to front to wrap all round brag book.

6: Glue blue dotty paper and smaller kittie image over ribbon on front. then yellow dotty paper on inside cover and one kittie image, next pages red dotty paper and one kittie image and then last pages green dotty paper and last kittie image.

Now all you have to do is add what you like and tie ribbon ends into a big bow on side !!

hugs Diane xx

PS if you do make a few of these then please do show us !!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Monthly Challenge Inspiration

Good morning everyone - it's Helen here with a quick reminder of our current monthly challenge and some inspiration for you.

The theme of our current challenge is 'love and marriage' and you can find all the details here on the challenge blog.

We would love to see your cards entered in the challenge and there's a £10 voucher to spend on the website on offer for the winner - a really great prize!

And now for two cards from Gaynor and myself made for the challenge:

First of all Gaynor has used:

Dinkies sentiment stamps from 'Happy Birthday Mrs Lovely' and 'To Lovely You'
Nice'n'Stripey paper pack

and for my card I've used:

'Wavy Wedding' stamp set

Enjoy the rest of the week and keep checking back here for more inspiration from the Design Team.

Helen x

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

We're still into Spring... at LC HQ, we are still loving our dear little Wavy Sheep stamp

designed by Gaynor
It is just so cute and is proving to be a best seller already!  Gaynor has put Glossy Accents onto the sheep in this card (currently Steve's favourite medium) and it looks so effective.

Do we have 3 winners of this gorgeous stamp from our competition last Tuesday 09 Feb when we asked to you tell us what you like best about Spring?

Suzanne Hudson who said: Well done winners! Lots of reasons for me to love Spring :) My sleep is partly reversed due to health reasons so lighter nights is a big bonus- means i get to see SOME daylight lol. Also springtime flowers, birds starting to nest, wildlife starting to emerge from hibernation etc :) 

Sylvia who said: Daffodils.....lots and lots of daffodils, these are what let me know Spring s in the air. My favourite flowers and on Valentine's instead of a dozen red roses, hubby will buy me a dozen bunches of daffodils....what a fab cute stamp set and yes f course I would love to win one please.
Sylvia xx

Anne Chilvers who said: I like Spring because it confirms that we are through the dark months that run from October to March, and once the clocks go forward it's a great relief ! Lovely to see all the flowers breaking through (even earlier this year !), and I think the air feels different too ! x

Well done ladies, now please contact Gill with your details and these super sheep will be springing onto your doormat in no time!

Do you like dies?  We have just taken delivery of the NEW Spellbinders 'Make a Wish' die
Spellbinders® Die D-Lites™ cut, emboss and stencil with a single die template. Make a Wish with this fun dandelion die. Perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, and more!

Approximate Sizes:
Dandelion: 2.00 x 3.25 in,  Leaf 1: 0.60 x 1.35 in,  Leaf 2: 0.60 x 1.35 in

And we are offering this die for sale at just £5.00, you can grab it here

We are exhibiting at a great craft show this weekend; we are at the Sincerely Yours Papercrafts Show in Leigh, Manchester, do try to come along, there is plenty of free parking, free cups of teas and coffees and lots of exhibitors too, a really great show and Steve will be there with tons of LC goodies, Sat and Sun 20 and 21 Feb.

LC x

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Monthly Blog Challenge # 66 - Love and Marriage

Hello and welcome to another of our monthly challenges.

We had lots of great entries last month, using the theme of 'Just Add Bunting'.

Our winner of the LC Designs craft goodies is :

Entry # 10 - Emma

Well done! Please contact Gill ( who will forward on your prize.

Our top three entries are :

# - 9 - Kath
# - 13 - Helen P
# - 24 - Teresa

Well done ladies, please feel free to take the blinkie above to add to your blogs.

Our theme for February is, of course, 'Love and Marriage'.  So we would love to see your romance themed cards and projects.  You can use any images including LC Designs, which you can purchase via our website HERE.

Our prize is a fabulous £10.00 to spend on our website, so hurry up and get entering!

Our design team member, Marianne has stepped down from the team this month.  We will miss you and wish you luck for the future.

Our design team have made some wonderful cards using the 'Love' theme.


Allison has used
'Wavy Wedding' stamp set

Diane has used
'On Your Wedding Day' stamp set

Gaynor has used
'Swirly Whirly Cats', Dinky Text Sentiment and 'Stripy' Papers

Heidi has used
'Wavy Wedding' stamp set

Helen has used
'Wavy Wedding' stamp set

Lisa has used
'Wavy Wedding' stamp set

Lynsey has used
'Wavy Wedding' stamp set

Sarah has used
'Irristable Images - Silhouette Romance'

Susan has used
'Wavy Wedding' stamp set

We have had an email entry from Tina Miles, thank you Tina, your card is beautiful!

Also a beautiful card from Ruth Lumb

Good luck ladies!

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

Can we please ask that your card/creations are 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, 11th March 2016 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (# 67) will be open on Saturday, 12th March 2016

Good luck when entering, the Design Team are looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you have made.

The Little Claire Design Team


Friday, 12 February 2016

Weekly Blog Project - An Altered Heart

Hello, Heidi here to share a blog project with you.
As it is St. Valentine's Day on Sunday, I thought I would spread some love and share with you, my altered MDF heart.
 I have used the gorgeous little LC Designs Dinky Stamp 'Single Flower Hedgehog', the lovely new 'Splodge' papers and an MDF Heart.
 Here is a list of the products used, some of which can be found on the website HERE :

 LC Designs 'Single Flower Hedgehog' stamp
LC Designs 'Dinky Sentiment' - ' To Lovely You'
LC Designs 'Splodge' paper pack
MDF Heart
White stamping card
Memento 'Rich Tuxedo' inkpad
Promarker Pens
Various embellishments from my stash
White lace
Sanding block, Cosmic Shimmer Glue, double-sided tape and Scissors
Bling stone and white pearl
Here is how I put my elements together :
(1) Cover one side of heart with glue and stick to back of red 'Splodge' paper.
(2) When dry, use sanding block and sand off edges.
(3) Stamp up 'Hedgehog' image, colour in, matt onto red card.
(4) Cut a long strip of red card, cut into one edge along one side.
(5) Roll flower up, push sides down and glue in place.
(6) Stick lace down across heart with glue.
(7) Stamp up sentiment and matt onto red card.
(8) Attach embellishments, further lace and bling stones.
(9) Attach lace to back of heart using strong tape.
I do hope you have enjoyed my heart project today and hope that you have a wonderful Valentine's day.
Heidi xxx

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

4 New Paper Packs!

Hot off the press - 4 new paper packs; we have Pastel Gingham and Pastel Dots, Delicious Daisies and Muted Masculine Dots too, something for everyone!

£4.99 each Buy all 4 Packs for just £15.00 (that's one pack FREE!) here

Our fantastic paper packs are such great value and these 4 new packs have been designed to give subtle backgrounds especially to enhance your creations.

Pastel Gingham

Delicate Daisies

Pastel Dottie

Masculine Dottie
LC x

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Spring is in the air?

Dare we say that it is beginning to feel a little like spring here at LC HQ - the bulbs planted in the garden last year have begun to nudge their way up through the ground and we spotted a tiny daffodil hiding amongst the winter debris too.

Today we are releasing a beautiful stamp just perfect for the time of year 'Wavy Sheep' (a big lump of gorgeousness for just £2.00) we think this stamp design is too cute and it makes us squeal with delight (Steve wants no part of this description!)

We love this card (above) from Lynsey and she has paired the design so well with our Snowy Ombre papers, with the gradient of the green grass moving into the blue sky.

So our Wavy Sheep have been released from their Pen and could be running and jumping straight onto your door mat - would you like to win one?

Please leave a comment letting us know what is the best thing you like about Spring and 3 lucky winners will be announced next Tuesday 16 Feb.  And if you can't wait 'till then to adopt your own sheep, don't worry, this fabulous stamp is on sale now just £2.00  WOW!

Competition Winners

We have winners to announce today from TWO competitions, first off are 5 winners who will each receive their favourite Dinkie stamp from our new collection:

CraftyChris who said: Ooh! Hedgehog pots is my favourite! Lovely cards! xxx

Jane Willis who said:  Dinky Chairman is my favourite, I'm always on the lookout for great images for cards for men.

Angela Dodson who said: lovely collection of dinkies, something for everyone, I love them all but if had to choose only one it would have to be the Dinky Hedgehog Pots, so cute and you can stack them up!! :)

Hazel Pepper who said: These are lovely. It would have to be the bee on the flower for my favourite. I love what you've done with it, its so inspiring. I'm thinking of making backgrounds, toppers, tags. Its Bee-utiful!

Daisychain who said: Great cards and stamps but if I had to choose just one it would have to be the hedgehog pots. I can just see the all falling down...

Next up we have 2 winners of our Wavy Baby and Wedding stamps, the lucky winners who will each receive both sets of stamps are:

Jennifer McCann who said: Hi! My baby story is when my second daughter was born. I woke up at three a.m. that Sunday and knew 'we were ready to go'! My husband rang the midwife... 45 mins later when things were getting a bit 'exciting' shall we say, he rang for an ambulance. I made it to the bathroom and there my daughter was born. Minutes later the midwife arrived n apologised that she'd had to wake her student.. The midwife had rung an ambulance plus the ambulance my husband had phoned turned up. That made two midwives, two ambulance crews and the neighbours from next door who came to see what was happening!!! All after the baby had arrived�� One of the ambulance men lived across the road, I couldn't quite look him in the eye after that☺️ 

CraftyChris who said: I love these new wavy stamps! They are wonderful! When I was having my daughter, I have to confess I turned into a stroppy demon! I kept demanding a cup of tea during quite far on labour and the midwife kept saying no cause it would make me sick! In they end, she couldn't stand my moaning anymore and gave me one - you can guess what happened! She was right and laughed a lot. It served me right! xxx

Phew! What a lot of winners, please contact Gill with your details and your wonderful prizes will be sent to you.

LC x