Sunday, 15 March 2015

Little Claire Blog Challenge 55 - Springtime

Good afternoon Bloggers,

I've had a delightful indulgent weekend crafting!  Coffee and cupcake waiting so a quickie post to share my latest make for the new blog challenge over at Little Claire's - Springtime with a £20 web voucher as the prize.  Fabbie prize so much choice.

I have used the latest Club set from Little Claire - Springtime.

The set comprises of 3 square stamp designs plus sentiments - beautiful.  I chose yellow as a base colour linking with Mothering Sunday - but the choice is yours!  A little checked ribbon, brad and promarkers - job done!

Now off to enjoy my treat...  xxGaynor

Friday, 6 March 2015

Little Claire - March Club Set


As promised here are a few of my cards created using the March Club Set - proper job, so love being able to work with nature inspired designs.

All the cards were stamped with pigment ink and embossing powders added.  Embossing was so trendy a few years back I think it is time for a revival.  Crafting is becoming quite like fashion everything comes around once again with small changes.

I have accented all the images with a specialised glitter - has large and very tiny elements purchased at a craft show a few years ago - I love the reflection quality is gives to the work.

I am also enjoying adding ribbon to the majority of my designs at present - American Crafts have a fabulous range that coordinate so well with Bazzil Card and Promarkers.  The brads are from the stash!

Any further queries please just ask - very happy to oblige.  xxGaynor

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Little Claire - Dinkies


1st March began here as a beautiful morning - tis rainy and not so nice now.  Perfect reason to chill and upload to my blog.

I so love it when packages arrive from Little Claire, always a surprise - recently the envelope contained 9 dinkie stamps.  Mmh thinking hat on and away I went.  I do enjoy the challenge at times - being part of the Little Claire Design Team does mean that I receive stamps that at times I may not initially choose to purchase.  But a play down the line and I am very quickly converted.

The opportunity to work with excellent designs combined with beautiful papers, dies and embellishments makes a very enjoyable craft escape.  I am so fast at tidying up after "playing" these days I even impress myself!

So on with the shares:

Backing papers in all the cards from Little Claire - coloured using promarkers.  Ribbon from American Crafts.

All the stamps are available from Little Claire - Members please hold back on purchasing until you receive your Club Pack for this month.  March Club Stamp Set is one of the very best yet.  I believe the package contains brilliant offers!

I will post piccies of my March makes later this month.

That's it from me for to check out my teamie makes,  xxGaynor

Friday, 20 February 2015

Friday Blog Project - Little Claire

Morning all,

Last day of my half term breather - has been brilliant to relax and enjoy!  Now on with today's Little Claire Friday Blog Project.  The inspiration gained when creating the Valentine's Day card for my lovely hubbie last weekend.  So here goes - Mother's Days cards x 2!

Stamps used:  Silhouette Owl Tree and "Mum" from Dictionary Definitions Sentiment Set.

I used a scalloped card blank as my base with stamping card cut to 12.5cm x 12.5cm, backing paper cut at 13.5cm x 13.5cm.

All elements are photographed apart from the adhesive stones, fineliner pen, heat gun and clear embossing powder.

The images were stamped and embossed using clear embossing powder.

Elements assembled.  Fineliner and adhesive stones added.

Yes two cards - two colour ways - two mums to create cards for.  Nothing like being prepared!

Hope you like my little off to enjoy my last Friday before work next week.......mmh decisions, decisions...  xxGaynor

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Blog Challenge - Love Theme Little Claire Style!


Today I am sharing a card designed for Valentine's Day for my lovely hubby.  I have used the Silhouette Owl Tree Stamp and Sentiment - Dictionary Definitions.  A quick and easy card to create.

Hope you likey.  Off now to check out my teamies makes.

Why not join in the blog challenge this month

Little Claire 'Swirly Birds' Clear Stamp Set
Little Claire 'Silhouette Wedding' Stamp
Three Craft Creations 12 x 12 papers
Ribbon selection
 - a fabulous prize for the winner.  xxGaynor

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Scottie Dogs - Little Claire


February just - and an opportunity to share a couple of cards created using the new project stamp set from Little Claire - Scottie Dogs.  This set is just so cute and couldn't be more seasonal with the recent snowy weather we have all been sharing.

Both my cards have been created with just a single stamped image and sentiment.  There are lots more to choose from in the set.  I have used tartan papers both to paper piece and as a background on the second card.  The tartan papers from Little Claire come in both dinkie and 6 x 6.  For the second card I have used 4 dinkies to create the panel.  Coloured with promarkers, buttons and diamond glaze plus adhesive crystals for embellishments.  Hope you likey.   Cheerio for now... xxGaynor

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Little Claire - Bright and Beautiful Challenge 53.

Morning everyone,

A fabulous new blog challenge begins today over at Little Claire.  Challenge 53 a Bright and Beautiful Card.

I have used a similar design layout as my Friday Blog Challenge with Little Claire back on the 2nd January.  Using the Single Flower Stamp, a Little Tag Stamp, fabulous glitter in the centre of the flowers and tissue script paper as one of the backing layers.

Looking forward to seeing all your makes, a fabulous blog prize is available for the winner:

Have fun - a welcome change from all the Christmas looking forward to seeing all the makes.