Wednesday, 1 October 2014

01 October!

A new month and that means a new set of club stamps - hurrah!

May we present our Christmas Snowmen stamps:


What a super set of stamps, such variety and our teamies certainly seem to agree, they have been busy little bee's doing their makes:

designed by Heidi
For the project pack which all of our club members will receive with their stamps, Heidi has designed a Mini Album (everything is included within the pack to make this lovely album shown above)

Here are 3 photo's of the finished mini album (above) and below:

inside mini album
and again:


WOW!  What a fantastic make, and this pack comes with your stamps, all ready and prepared.  Heidi will post a step by step to our blog very shortly to show the making of this in easy to follow pictures.

We hope all of our club members enjoy making this album and if you would like a chance of winning a club pack for yourself to try (complete with this kit) then enter our competition and simply leave us a comment - how about telling us about how you first became aware of Little Claire stamps???
(we'd love to know)

Good luck, a lucky winner will be announced Thursday 09 '14.

The Little Claire Team xxx

(more card pictures coming v soon x)


October Club Stamp Tutorial - Mini Envelope Album

Good morning, Heidi here!

Pinch punch, first day of the month to you! October is here at last, along with golden crispy leaves and chilly mornings lol!  Grab yourself a large coffee and hope you enjoy my post!

Here is our brand new stamp set for October - 'Christmas Snowmen'


I have made a tutorial on a mini envelope album that I made using the gorgeous new October Club stamp set - 'Snowmen'.  It is the club pack project make, that comes with the set this month.
 
 
It is a very simple little album, which enables you to use up all of those unwanted envelopes you may have in your stash.  Just adding some white ribbon, beautiful snowflake paper, white card and lots of Stickles 'Mercury Glass' Glitter Glue.  I have given you a product list and some instructions, if you would like to give it a go and make one yourself.


There is also added a square of 'Snowflake' paper to the back of the album, this carries on the theme and gives the album some added strength.  You can include photos in them to make wonderful thoughtful gifts.

 
Products Used :
 
Little Claire 'Christmas Snowmen' - October Club Stamp Set
Craft Creations 'Snowflake' Paper
Three White Envelopes : 10cms x 10cms
White Card
White Ribbon
Memento 'Rich Cocoa' Inkpad
Stickles 'Mercury Glass' Glitter Glue
Double-sided tape
A Hole Punch
Black Fine-liner Pen (optional)

Mini-Album Instructions :

(1) Stick envelopes together using flaps (shown here).


(2) Stick ribbon down to front of flaps, back and front.
(3) Cut four squares of 'Snowflake Paper', to fit four squares of envelopes.
(4) Cut three squares of white card, stamp up images and colour in.
(5) Cut two oblong pieces to fit inside flaps. Stamp snowflakes over them.
(6) Punch holes centrally into tops of oblongs.  These make your tags.
(7) Stamp 'Snowflake' images into album (as shown).
(8) Stick all elements down onto front, inside and also paper onto back page.
(9) Add 'Stickles' to 'Snowflake' centres and around the album, leave to dry.
(10) Add ribbon to tags and pop into pockets.
(11) Tie the bow to close the album, draw around images using fine-liner pen (optional), your album is finished!

I do hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial today and,
 
 If you are quite new to finding Little Claire, we do a monthly club stamp, here are all of the details.

JOIN OUR CLUB!!
..and make your own gorgeous Little Claire cards/projects etc
!




Join Our Club in OCTOBER and you will receive our fantastic 'CHRISTMAS SNOWMEN' ; which includes SNOWMEN images and a selection of greeting stamps (a real bumper pack) together with all the materials/instructions to make a MINI-ENVELOPE ALBUM (as above), with your stamps and two more colour project ideas.  You will receive new Little Claire stamp (s), pre-cut materials & colour project ideas etc. each month.

Take delivery of your first pack and decide whether you wish to join or not - if you do wish to join, just contact us (0844 800 4376) with your credit/debit card details and we can sign you up.
Payment is made monthly once your pack is ready to be sent out.

You will be given your own unique Little Claire membership number which will entitle you to 10% discount from all your purchases with us either online, by phone or at shows (whilst a member) & FREE postage.


 We will also send you, a written newsletter each month, which contains exclusive club member offers together with your project; simply add this stamp to your basket, you will receive your first pack and contact us if you wish to join x

Enjoy making your envelope mini-albums, don't forget to send Gill your photos so we can see what you have made and she can upload them to the Little Claire blog.

Heidi and
The Little Claire Team

xxxxxx


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