Thursday, 14 April 2016

Weekly Blog Project using a Dinkie!


Beautiful April - Spring is my favourite time of the year.  I love all the awakening of nature - which helped to inspire my card project.
Using a single Dinkie Stamp from Little Claire - Dinkie Bee Flower and Little Claire's Pretty Pastels Delicate Daisy Paper Stack I have created an 8" x 8" scalloped card!

I matted and layered four of the lilac Daisy Papers onto black card 8.5cm x 8.5cm and positioned the four tiles evenly on a matt of orange card 19 cm square which I then layered onto a 19.5cm square of black.  I then created a faux stitch line around the pattern papers on each tile using my micron pen.

The centre white tile is 8cm x 8cm which I stamped using the Dinkie Bee Flower using Memento Black Ink as I have shaded with Promarkers - Tulip Yellow, Winter Berry, Orchid, Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Pumpkin, Burnt Orange and Cool Grey 4.  I filled the tile with the image allowing sufficient room to create a faux stitched border using my micron pen.

I tied a triple bow of ribbon from the stash around the tiled paper fixed with thin adhesive tape.

I matted and layered the tile onto black, orange and black with 1/2 cm difference in the size of the layers. Stamped tile is fixed using 3D foam pads.
To embellish I have added Halo Gold Glitter to the centre of the flowers.  Glossy accents to the centre of the flowers and the bees.  Tiny adhesive crystals to the bubbles and 3 black crystals in each corner to balance up the design.

The die cut flowers are from Memory Box - I offset the black and white to add dimension and added a sticker to the centre.

Phew - and I was only playing with the one stamp and papers.  Just highlights how much can be achieved using the very versatile little Dinkie Stamps from Little Claire Designs.

Right off now to enjoy the last couple of days of my Easter Holidays........dare I mention the dreaded SATS are very much on the horizon on our return to school next week.....

My School's Moto is "Team" - Together Everyone Achieves More..... and very much so - there is no I in TEAM...........Yes I am very privileged to work in such an amazing environment......will still have the wobbles I bet on Sunday evening though!

Hope you have enjoyed my little make and perhaps I've helped to nudge an idea or two of your own.

Cheerio for now.  xxGaynor

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Reminder for Monthly Challenge at Little Claire #67

Celebrating hubbie's birthday today... enjoying some time in Cornwall.
Stopping by  to share my make for the current blog challenge from Little Claire - #67 -  Anything goes.

I created my card using the very cool - Wavy Doggies Set from Little Claire Designs.  Very recently released alongside Wavy Hedghogs and Wavy Elephants - such fun to use.
I created the card by masking off a central panel applying inks, stamping using Stazon black ink to give a clear image.  I have shaded using promarkers, added faux borders using a micron pen.  Wink of Stella to the moon and Glamour Dust for additional interest.  The set comes with a choice of 3 sentiments.  The Wavy sets are currently on special offer.  Check out the Little Claire Website for further details.

Would you like to join us as a Guest Designer for one of future challenges?  

We're looking for crafters to join us as a Guest Designer for one of our challenges.  Interested?  Just put 'GDT' beside your name when you link up your card to the challenge and we'll have a look at your blog.  You never know - we might be contacting you to invite you to Guest Design for a future challenge!


Saturday, 2 April 2016

Turn of the Elephants today - Wavy ones of course!


Here are my makes using the Wavy Elephant Stamp Set from Little Claire Designs:

The first created masking off and inking a panel.  The second matted and layered onto delicious papers from Little Claire Designs.  Both come with 3 different sentiments.
Glamour dust, Micron pen, Glossy Accents and Promarkers once again.  Alongside "nail head" metallic embellishments and adhesive crystals.  xxGaynor

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Wavy Hedghogs Stamp Set from Little Claire Designs.

Am busy scheduling my posts amongst a thunder storm - gosh it has gone so dark at 2pm in the afternoon - normal Bank Holiday weather obviously :)
Out of the latest trio of Wavy Stamp Sets - Wavy Hedgehogs released from Little Claire - these guys are my favourites:

Both have been created by masking off a central panel - adding inks with my blending tool.  Faux border created using my Micron pen, Glamour Dust Glitter, Glossy Accents and Promarkers for shading.
They really do make me smile.  Again an additional 3 very versatile sentiments in this set. xxGaynor

Monday, 28 March 2016

Wavy Stamp Sets fromLittle Claire Designs - Wavy Doggies


Hope everyone is enjoying the long Easter Weekend.......4 day working week for me this week.................then two weeks off.  Yes getting excited :)
Time to be able to share my makes using the latest trio of Wavy Stamp Sets from Little Claire Designs.
Here I have used the Wavy Doggies Set.

Same stamp used in very different ways.  The first I have repeatedly stamped the design to create a banding over three layers.
The second has been stamped in an inked zone.  Faux border to both added using a micron pen.  Both are shaded with promarkers.  Have Wink of Stella and Glamour Dust Glitter plus Glossy Accents.  I also added a faux flight trial for some of the tiny gorgeous butterflies.
The set comes with a choice of three sentiments.
Currently Little Claire have a Multiple purchase offer.  Check out the details here.


Saturday, 26 March 2016

Last of the Dinkie shares - Rain Hogs from LCD


Wishing everyone a lovely Easter...

Last of the four new Dinkie Designs from Little Claire Designs to share today.  The fabulous happy "Rain Hogs" - very apt as will soon be approaching April.

I have paper pieced the umbrella canopy using the matching backing paper from Little Claire Designs - I was very thrifty - the paper piece is cut from the base layer :)

Matted and layered onto sunshine yellow.  Shaded using promarkers, glossy accents of course added to the rain drops and puddles and a little raffia ribbon to add interest from the stash.  Faux border using a fine micron pen and ruler.

Additional reminder of their current offer:

Fingers crossed I will soon be able to share additional makes using more incredible wavy stamp designs - just need the okay from Gill and Steve :)  xxGaynor

Friday, 25 March 2016

Dinkie - Darling Elephant Stamp from Little Claire Designs


Me again with another little share:

Using Darling Elephant Dinkie Stamp Set from Little Claire - so sweet.  I have created this little card using backing paper and base card from Little Claire.  Die cut Stars from Memory Box, adhesive crystals and faux border using a micron pen.  Shaded using promarkers.  Such as amazing image that says so much more.....

Here's the current offer available at present: