Monday, 29 June 2015

Little Claire Likes - 'You Are Lovely' card

Good morning,

We are sharing another weekly project with you.  Today, it's the turn of the beautiful stamp set which can be used for any occasion.

'You Are Lovely'
 Heidi's card has been made using the set. She has stamped the image around the outside of the card bland and then again as the main image, coloured in with Promarker pens.  The butterfly and has been decoupaged over the original image and some gorgeous lilac ribbon completes the card.
This set is at a special price this week of only £4.50, normally £5.50.  It will stay at this price until Thursday, 2nd July 2015 or whilst we have stock.
We also have a wonderful offer on paper packs on our website, the Pastel Tartan pack is included in the offer.
Card Products Used :
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Dusky Concord
White shaped card blank
White stamping card
Lilac Bazzill Card
 Sizzix Hexagon Dies
Sizzix Circle Dies 
Lilac ribbon and pearl
Promarker Pens
Card Instructions :
(1) Stamp image around edge of card blank, using 'Dusky Concord' ink pad, edge all around.
(2) Die cut large circle from lilac Bazzill card.
(3) Die cut smaller circle from 'Pastel Tartan' paper.
(3) Using Hexagon die, cut out one in white stamping card and one from lilac Bazzill.
(4) Stamp up image twice using Rich Cocoa ink, colour in and cut out butterfly from spare image.
(5) Stick butterfly down onto image and fold up edges slightly.
(6) Stick ribbon to back of large lilac circle and stick onto card blank.
(7) Tie bow to side of card firmly.
(8) Stamp up sentiment onto side of image, stick down over ribbon.
(9) Add small lilac pearl to top corner.
 We do hope you have enjoyed our project today, please feel free to leave us a comment.
The Little Claire Team

Friday, 26 June 2015

At Home Quirky Quilts Card

Hi Shary here with the Friday blog project. I have made a lovely new home card using the new Quirky Quilts papers and an old favourite of mine the "At Home" stamp set.

This one can be a bit fiddly with paper piecing the image but you could colour it instead.
I have used:

Little Claire "At Home" stamp set.
Little Claire Paper Pack - Quirky Quilts
Blank white card
Clear embossing powder

1. First off I used the purple sheet of Quirky Quilts papers to cover the blank card but I did add a little grey distress ink around the edges.

2. I then stamped the image onto a piece of white card using the memento black ink and then I clear embossed it. 

3. I paper pieced the image using the green and pink piece of Quirky Quilts papers. I again inked the edges and matted it onto a piece of pale blue card. Then the card was inked. I adhered the image to the card using 3D pads.

4. I then cut out some of the hexagons from the purple sheet of Quirky Quilts paper and edged them with the distress ink.

5. Next I  embossed them a little to give them some shape.

I then randomly adhered them over the flat hexagons using 3D pads to give them a raised look.

I think this gives the card a lovely quilted look and it's a great idea for a new home card.


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Who's for Cupcakes

Hi Everyone
Mags here to share a little inspiration with you.  Today I have made a birthday card and for a change it is an easel card.  

Materials Used
15cm x 15cm card blank
15cm x 15cm square of white card
Pink card 
Pink ribbon
Pink gems
Die cut fence and bird
Sentiment Stamp

1.  I stared by making my easel card.  I took the card blank and folded one side of the card in half to create the mechanism.  

2.  For the front topper of the card I printed the digi onto some card and coloured using promarkers.  This was then matted onto some pink card.  I used some scraps of patterned paper from my stash for the background before adding the die cut fence and bird.  I also stamped and cut out the greeting.

3.  For the base of the card I used the digi cupcake trio onto white and pink card.  This was mounted using foam pads to create the stopper for the easel card to stand up.  Some thin pink ribbon and gems were the finishing touch.

Thanks for popping by.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Stamps for £2.00!

Hello everyone

Today we are having a Dinkie Day!

For one day only - while stocks last - all of our £5.50 stamps are on sale for just £2.00 - be quick as once they're gone, they're gone!

Little Claire

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Special Offer!

We have just uploaded lots and lots of NEW Paper Packs (lovely new designs) and to celebrate we have a fantastic offer for you:

Here's a selection of some of our new packs:

Fruit Pastels paper pack (juicy, fruity colours)

Falling Snow paper pack (lovely distressed snowflakes)

Quirky Quilts paper pack (with faux stitching)

Snowy Ombre paper pack (our gorgeous ombre with flecks of falling snow)
Our paper packs come in 2 sizes; 14 x 14cms for your larger cards and cute little 8 x 8cms which fit perfectly into our Dinkie Cards.

So take advantage of our Special Offer - Buy any 3 of our larger (£4.99 paper packs) and choose any 3 Dinkie stamps FREE OR Buy any 3 of our Mini (£2.99 paper packs) and choose any 2 Dinkie stamps FREE!

Such a great offer and here's a great prize...go take a look at our Dinkie stamps and let us know which one is your favourite, we will give 3 lucky recipients their Dinkie of choice in our draw next Tuesday 30 June, good luck!

Little Claire xxx

Monday, 22 June 2015

Little Claire Likes - 'Robin & Snowdrop' Stepper Card

Good Monday morning!
Every Monday, we share a 'Little Claire Likes' project with you, where our Design Team member Heidi, has made a card using one of our much loved stamps.

Today, we are featuring a gorgeous winter themed stamp called
'Robin and Snowdrop'
Our stamp can be purchased at the special price of £4.50 (usually £5.50) until Thursday, 25th June 2015 or whilst stocks last.
Here is Heidi's card for today.  She has made a stepper card using some of the fabulous new papers from our forthcoming Christmas paper packs. Watch the website for further details.
Here is a side view of the stepper card
She has also used our great alphabet set 'Letter's Snow' to spell out 'ROBIN'. It is a really useful set to be used with any festive/winter images on your cards or scrap pages.
 Products Used :
Stickles 'Icicle' Glitter Glue
Spellbinders Labels Die
Promarker Pens : Ruby, Sandstone, Caramel, Pastel Beige, Khaki
and Ice Grey I & II
Cream Lace
Small cream pearls
Cosmic shimmer glue, paper trimmer and scoring board
Card Instructions :
(1) Cut a piece of kraft card to measure : 28cms x 11.5cms.
(2) Turn on side and using a paper trimmer, measure 2.5cms in and cut down to 16.5cms.
(3) Turn around and the same on the other side of the card.
(4) Score down from top to cut at 2.5cms, 5cms and 16.5cms, not on centre piece.
(5) Finally, score the centre piece at 14cms and fold all edges well.
(6) Onto white card, stamp up image and colour in.
(7) Die cut image and a larger shape from kraft card.
(8) Cut paper into pieces measuring : 3 @ 11cms x 2cms and one larger piece @ 11cms x 6cms.
(9) Stick these pieces down onto card centre, sides and bottom.
(10) Attach lace to top of card, tie a bow.
(11) Scrunch up a smaller piece and attach to bottom.
(12) Onto kraft card, stamp up 'ROBIN', cut out and stick to bottom of card.
(13) Stick all elements down onto card.
(14) Add Stickles and two small cream pearls to top of picture.
That's our project for today, please feel free to leave us a comment and don't forget to treat yourself to our featured stamp set.
The Little Claire Team

Friday, 19 June 2015

Post it holder and pen

Marianne here with today's project. I know there were a couple of different post it holders on here a little while ago but this one includes a pen and is a bit different to the others. I wanted to make some to sell at craft fairs and after playing around with a few ideas finally settled on this design.

You will need
Black card
White stamp pad
10cm square MDF coaster
Double sided card (or you could use card and cover it with paper)
Corner punch (optional)

1 Cut card 10cm x 23.6cm. Score and fold at 11.2cm and 12.4cm.
2 Cover the top of the coaster with a piece of 10cm square card. Sand the edges which helps to adhere the card to the MDF and gives a smooth finish.
3 Attach the scored and folded card to the bottom of the coaster. 

4 Stamp the image onto black card using the white stamp pad. Cut to 7cm wide x 9cm high. Use a decorative corner punch on all corners (optional). I have used a Martha Stewart corner punch. Attach to the top.
5 Attach the postits to the coaster. Pen clips inside. 

The card I used had different patterns on either side. This shows the inside of the holder.

I hope this has given you another idea for making one of these. You could also use a memo block rather than postits. They make a nice little present and would be great as teacher's gifts.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Father's Day Quick Card ...........

Hi everyone, it's Lynsey here to share some inspiration to make a quick Father's Day card in case you still have some to make!  This would also make a great Birthday card.

6 x 6 Card Blank
White Card
Black Card
Black Ribbon
Black and White Twine

1. Open the digi stamp in work and crop the image to remove the sentiment that comes with the digi and type a new sentiment under the image. I've typed Happy Father's Day but you could type any sentiment you wish. 

2. Print out your image onto card stock and matt onto black card. 

3. Please a piece of white card in the cloud embossing folder and run through your die cutting machine. 

4. Matt the embossed card onto a piece of black card stock.   

5. Attach a piece of black ribbon and black and white twine and tape to the back of the embossed card.  Attach to the card base.

6. Finally add your digi topper to finish.  

Thanks for stopping by.
Lynsey x

Monday, 15 June 2015

Little Claire Likes - Monday Project - 'Ever So Lovely' card

Good morning,
Welcome to another 'Little Claire Likes' - Monday project.
Today, we are showcasing the beautiful stamp set 'Ever so Lovely'. A gorgeous image to stamp up and colour in for all of those summertime cards you have to make.
Heidi has made a card in tones of pink and lilacs. She has used some of our 'Ombre' papers and has added some frilly flowers and a lovely swirly border.

Our stamp is at a special price of £3.50 (usually £4.50) until Thursday, 11th June 2015 or whilst stocks last.
Products used :
White stamping card
Pink and Green Bazzill Bling Card
Memory Box 'Swirl Border' Die, Woodware 'Frond' punch
and Go Kreate 'Frilly' die
White pearls
Cosmic Shimmer Glue 
Card Instructions :
(1) Cut a square of pink Bazzill bling card and stick down onto card blank.
(2) Cut a square of pink 'Ombre' paper and stick onto pink square.
(3) Stamp up image onto white card, colour in and die-cut using 'Frilly' die.
(4) Edge image with 'Spun Sugar' ink pad and stick image down.
(5) Die cut swirly border from pink Bazzill Bling and punch out three 'Frond's from green scrap card.
(6) Flowers : Cut three strips of the pink 'Ombre' paper, measuring 3cms x 10cms.
(7) Down one edge, cut half way down, in small cuts.
(8) Roll up tightly and glue well, fold out frilly edges.
(9) Stamp up a sentiment, matt onto pink Bazzill bling cardstock, stick down.
(10) Stick all elements down onto card and add pearls.

Thank you for visiting the Little Claire blog today, we do hope you have enjoyed and been inspired by our project.
The Little Claire Team

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Little Claire's Birthday Offer!

Hey everyone, it's my birthday tomorrow (June 14)...

designed by Helen N would like to share my happy day and offer a super Birthday discount of 20% from all online orders placed tomorrow until 6pm (30% for club members)

Just enter this code at checkout: LCBD15 to claim your discount
Happy Birthday to me...!

Monthly Stamp Challenge # 58 - Father's Day Theme

 Hi and welcome to another stamp challenge.

A huge thank you to all that took part in our challenge last month.  As usual, we had lots of colourful entries.

Our winner of the Little Claire goodies is :

Rachel Fisher - Entry # 44

Well done Rachel, please contact Carol @, who will forward on your prize.

Our theme for June is 'Father's Day', so we would like to see lots of male themed cards.

Our prize is a great stamp set valued at £8.99 called 'Man oh Man!

Here are our design team cards, be inspired!


Allison has used the stamp set
'Lubbly Jubblies' and 'Mono Magic' paper pack

Avril has used an element from
'A4 Die-Cut' Sheet and 'Dotty' paper pack

Diane has used the stamp set
'Good Times' stamp set

Gaynor has used the stamp set
'Silhouette Owl' and 'Dictionary Definitions' sentiment set

Heidi has used the stamp set
'Man oh Man' - Tie 

Helen has used the stamp set
'Seascape', 'Dictionary Definitions' sentiment set and
'Tartan' paper pack

Mags has used an element from an
'A4 Die-Cut'sheet

Marianne has used the stamp set
'Man of my Dreams' and 'Ombre' paper pack

Shary has used the 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,  10th July 2015 @ 16.00pm and the new challenge (# 59) will be open on Saturday, 11th July 2015.

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

The Little Claire Design Team


Friday, 12 June 2015

Blog Project - Silhouette Outline Sticker Card

Good morning everyone, it's Helen N here with this week's Friday Blog Project and I'm going to show you how to make a simple scene card using one of the new Silhouette Outline Stickers and some of the gorgeous Little Claire Ombre paper.

Here's what you'll need to make the card:

blue paper or card
black paper or card
14.5cm square card blank
Promarkers - I used Vanilla and Saffron
March Flowers Stamp Set (for the sentiment)

And this is what you need to do:

1. Carefully peel one of the outline sticker squares off the sheet and place it face down on your cutting mat.  Line up the bottom edge of the sticker with one of the lines on the mat as shown in the photo below:

2. Choose one of the papers from the Mini Ombre Paper Pack.  Place the paper face down over the outline sticker square using the lines on your cutting mat as a guide.  This will ensure that your outline sticker is straight across the ombre design as shown in the photo below:

3. Cut out the outline sticker square using the edges of the sticker to guide your scissors and put this to one side.

4. I've put lots of layers on my card base so I thought I would share my tip for getting the layers of papers straight and evenly spaced.  Put a piece of double sided tape along each edge of the piece of paper and then peel off a small 'tab' at one end of each piece of tape as shown in the photo below:

5. Mat the layer on to the bigger piece of paper - the tabs will mean that you have room to move the top piece of paper easily if you don't get it straight first time.  Once you're happy with the layers, pull the tabs to remove the rest of the tape.

6. The layers I've used are (working up from the base) 14cm square of blue card, 13.5cm square of black paper, 13cm square of blue card, 11.5cm square of black paper and finally an 11cm square of Ombre paper.  This is from the full size pack and the designs in this and the Mini Ombre Paper Pack match so you can use the same colours.

A tip when you cut the Ombre paper is to ensure that you cut the same amount from each side of the paper.  The paper measures 14cm square in the pack and on my card, the piece I've used measures 11cm square.  If you just cut 3cm off two sides of the paper, you will end up with more of one colour of the ombre shading than the other.  Instead make sure you cut 1.5cm off each side of the paper so you keep the ombre colouring even.

7. Mat the sticker square on to the front of the card matching up the ombre colours on the base paper.  Colour the sun with Promarkers - I've used Vanilla and Saffon as I felt the darker yellow colours looked better against the background.  Stamp a sentiment and finish the card with black gems:

Here are some more cards I created with the new Silhouette Outline Sticker sheets:

'Dancers' sheet

Outline stickers are a great option when you want a quick but effective card.

I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial - don't forget to visit us tomorrow for our new monthly challenge.

Helen x

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Office Shed – Digi Stamp Project

Morning All! It’s Lisa here with a new ‘Digi Stamp Project' and today I’m showcasing the Office Shed digi stamp:


With Father’s Day fast approaching here in the UK it’s time to get a few masculine cards made and for any garden lovers out there this image is just perfect.

Office Shed (4)

I’ve coloured the shed with alcohol markers and tried to make it look textured like real wood.  And to brighten the card up a little I’ve made a simple sky and grass background using some bright green and blue card.

Office Shed (10)

I made this card to give to my Dad for Father’s Day so I’ve made it into an easel card so that I’ve have extra space for the sentiment. Here is the finished card:

Office Shed (6)


  • Office Shed Digi Stamp
  • Seed Packet Digi Stamp
  • Alcohol Markers
  • 15cm Square White Card Blank
  • White Stamping Card
  • Beige, Blue and Green Coloured Card
  • Cloud Dies
  • Plain Circle Dies

Step by Step:

  1. Score the front of the card blank and fold in half to form the easel.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of blue card 13.5cm square. Mat onto white and then beige card and fix one to the inside of the card and one to the easel.
  3. Cut a piece of 13.5cm by 8cm green card. Cut this in half using a wavy line and fix to each of the blue panels.
  4. Die cut the clouds from white card and fix to the top of the card.
  5. Print both images onto white stamping card. Cut the Office Shed image out leaving a small white border round the edge and die cut the Seed Packet image into a circle and colour both images with alcohol markers.
  6. Fix the shed to the card using foam pads.
  7. Write the sentiment on the computer and print onto white card. Trim into a fishtail and mat onto beige card. Fix to the card blank with foam pads.
  8. Mat the seed packet image onto a circle die cut from beige card and fix to the card blank using foam pads.

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


Sunday, 7 June 2015

Summer Sale!

Hello everyone - Summer Sale Offer!

Card designed by Helen Nile using Hedgehog from our latest stamp set and papers from our new Quirky Quilts pad
We've had a great day today, Steve's been to the Doncaster StampMagic show and we've been in the garden catching some rays - so we are feeling good.

Here's a special one day sizzling summer offer just for you:

Spend £20 (or over) when you place an order with us before 6pm tomorrow (Monday 08 June) and choose any stamp to the value of £5.50 FREE!  Just email us with your choice of stamp and we will add it to your order.
So stock up on your stamps, paper pads, stickers etc and grab a bargain at the same time - hurry, offer ends 6pm tomorrow (subject to availability).

Little Claire xxx

Friday, 5 June 2015

Friday Blog Project - An Altered Note Pad

Good morning,
Heidi here to share another Friday project with you.
I have altered a shopping note pad using the gorgeous June club stamp set -
'Lovely Hedgehogs'
This little set as shown below, has lots of great elements and lovely sentiments. The notepad I have used is from Wilko's and has a magnetic strip on the back, so you can keep it on the fridge.
Here are the products I used to alter my note pad :
Shopping Note Pad
Pink Bazzill Card
White Stamping Card
Craft Creations 'Pink Dotty' Paper
White Dotty Ribbon
Memento 'Rich Cocoa' ink pad
Spellbinder Label Die
Promarker Pens
Flower Punch
Small cream pearls
Instructions :
(1) Cut the pink card to cover the notepad.
(2) Matt and layer some pink dotty paper onto the card.
(3) Stamp up image, colour in and die cut out.
(4) Stamp up sentiment onto a long piece of card.
(5) Wrap ribbon around card and paper, tie a bow and stick to notepad.
(6) Stick down image and sentiment as shown.
(7) Punch out small flowers, I punched out 15.
(8) Arrange and stick flowers to top and bottom of notepad.
(9) Add last flower to centre of ribbon,
(10) Add small pearls to flowers.
I do hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial today.
Heidi and
The Little Claire Team