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

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Santa's Hat - Little Claire

Hi,

Trying to blog more frequently..............another couple of Little Claire shares using Santa's Hat.  Have had a nosey at my makes and this year's Christmas is looking quite red and green this year up to now.......so perhaps I am looking forwards to a traditional Christmas.......would be lovely.....last year our daughter celebrated Christmas in New Zealand, sat on the beach in shorts and a bikini top with her own Christmas Tree.  Yes she too is looking forward to "normal" this year!


Hope you like my makes.......................xxGaynor

Any queries about my makes - please just drop me a comment and I shall try to oblige.xx

Discount Offer with Little Claire!

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!  Thank you xxGaynor

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Christmas shares.......Little Claire

Hi,

Time to post a couple of cards created recently using new stamps from Little Claire:



Scarves and Hat Shop Stamp........................so lovely........

Coloured using promarkers..................memory box and spellbinders dies used.  Adhesive pearls, buttons, ribbon - lots of glitter glue.....of course.....tis Christmas!

Hope you like my little makes.......................xxGaynor

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Little Claire Monthly Blog Challenge 50 - Birthday Card!

I know we all tend to say it over and over again - but honestly where does all the time go........half way through September already!  6 more school weeks till half term......yes I don't change, I admit I am counting!
Here is my share for the latest blog challenge over at Little Claire:


I have used a Little Claire topper, the sentiment stamped using Rebecca's Sentiments Set - Mum.  This card is for my mum whose birthday it is on Weds 17th Septmber..........Happy Birhday Mum!
Papers from Little Claire as are the adhesive crystals and ribbon.  The punch is from Martha Stewart.  Faux stitching added for a little more dimension.

Little Claire's challenge for September/October - 'Birthday Cards'.
 
Here is the prize on offer this month :
 
Three A4 sheets of die cut Christmas decoupage
One bag of wooden Christmas embellishments
Little Claire Stocking Owl stamp

Lovely prize......................why not have a go this month.....we look forward to receiving lots of entries............

Off now to prepare my Friday Blog Post Project.......tis mine in a couple of weeks......I always try to be ahead.....then if something "lands" on me am as sorted as I can be......I wonder what do you do to manage todays' fast paced lifestyles?

xxGaynor

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Little Claire - September Club Set

Traditional / not traditional - it is up to you how you use this set really.......yes has all the traditional elements there but...........................who knows...............am so looking forward to seeing what my teamies create using this beautiful set.

 My first card uses the little robin and bird houses as a background.  The main Christmas birdhouse is designed to work beautifully with the bird table set released earlier this year.
The second card is created on kraft card, using the milk bottles and topiary tree stamp as a background.  Using Washi tape I decorated the background and also the two tags.  Both tags are stamped with designs from the September Set - yes a brilliant assortment of stamps.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the Christmas tree tag.

So whilst the images are traditional I have tried to create two modern contemporary cards..............xxGaynor

Friday, 29 August 2014

Penguin Hugs - Little Claire

Yeh drum roll please.........................Penguin Hugs such a cutie design from Little Claire.  As our DT Helen has used this new stamp in her Friday Project today......................we are allowed to share............so here are a couple of my little makes..................

 My first card has used traditional colours, a little torn vellum and a memory box die snowflake.
Card number 2 has an embossed background - loved doing some embossing - had forgotten quite how many designs I have..............a little Washi Tape, a die cut vellum flower fixed using a brad.........using a contemporary colour scheme.................Penguin Hugs is an ideal stamp for quickie cards................

I have diarised this posting - we should be travelling home from Cornwall today..................strange things.......returning from our Summer escape and posting a Christmas card.......back to work on Monday.........and yes am looking forward to it..........................honestly!  xxGaynor