Saturday, 16 August 2014

Little Claire Blog Challenge - Man's Birthday Card

Time for an update - the latest challenge over at Little Claire is to design a card suitable for a man's birthday. So I had a look through my stash and revisited the beautiful stamp of a little boy and dog posting a letter - Lovely Jubblies Keep in Touch.....I will be using this image again and again........not quite sure why it has escaped me for so long.  Together with the image I have used a Rebecca's Sentiments Stamp for Uncle........whose birthday it was on the 13th August.......
......and yes I have upcycled some envelopes and backingcard which contained postage stamps.  I have used newsprint card candy and a little baker's twine.  Shaded as per usual using my promarkers.  Off now to check on my  fellow DT makes.........xxGaynor LCDT


Monday, 4 August 2014

Beautiful Sunflowers - August with Little Claire

Little Claire released their latest Club Pack on Friday - Sunflowers!  A fabbie set that is an absolute joy to be creative with:




The set just asked for using with bright summer colours and given the weather recently couldn't be more app.

Please check out the Little Claire Inspirations Gallery - lots of brilliant makes created by the Design Team!

Believe it or not - now busy working with new designs for a certain season of the year..........missing the bright citrus colours already..................but then getting out the glitters and faux snow is pretty cool this time of year also..............

Hope you likey..........................xxGaynor

Friday, 1 August 2014

August already.......Friday Blog Project

Good morning, Gaynor here from the Little Claire Design Team with this Friday's blog project.

I have used the beautiful Little Bird Tree House set which was the June Project Club pack and the recently released Garden Birdhouse stamp.


I began cutting a 12 x 12 piece of Bazill cardstock down to A4 size and folded the card into 4 sections......I then used my Martha Stewart Punch along the top to create a decorative border and Die Cut the bottom edge with my die as shown.



 I cut a little off the "legs" of my card to make it more stable.......




I cut four pieces of white card stock 6.5cm x 16.5cm.  Stamped images as shown and coloured with my trusty promarkers.

Stamped images adhered in place using double sided tape.  Little punch butterflies added.  I embellished with little pearls into the punched border and used a little "Twinkle" pen on the butterflies to highlight.  I created a faux border around each of the panels and trails for the butterflies using a fineliner promarker.



Has been a delightful and busy week - my cousin and aunt have been staying with us for a few days - has been very special almost 20 years since I last spent time with my cousin from Leicester!

Sending lots of love from everyone at Little Claire xxGaynor

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sharing! Recent cards using Little Claire new stamps!

Having broken up from school last Friday and since spent 3 solid days sorting out a mountain of folders and finally made a start on planning for September I am coming up for air........and yes indulging in crafting - and having checked my blog am way behind posting recent makes using Little Claire's recently released stamps - without further ado here goes.......yes a few piccies!

* STOP PRESS*  Little Claire have added some delicious new items to their Summer Sale.......www.littleclaire.co.uk







More to follow over the next few days.......

If any additional details are needed please just give me a nudge happy to share.  XXGaynor

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Summertime - New Challenge with Little Claire

Hello, 

Another beautiful day – I spent the morning planning for a lesson observation by my Head Teacher next week………………………the weather forecast was for rain today……so thought yep get the planning done……and it has been a glorious day.  So hope the weather is good tomorrow…..I fancy a trip to the seaside for a paddle………and fish and chips……..we shall see.

On the topic of summer days, Little Claire’s latest challenge is to create a bright and cheerful summer card.  I have used Henny Penny with delicious paper from “the stash!”  Coloured using my trusty promarkers, ribbon, glitter glue and of course an adhesive crystal or two.



Summertime.  Little Claire would love to see bright, colourful papers and embellishments.  It would be great if you use a Little Claire image/digi image/topper etc., but Little Claire are more than happy if you would like to use another image.

The prize this month is a gift voucher to the value of £10.00, so you can spend it on lots of Little Claire goodies from their website.

Why not join in with the challenge this month…………………for more details please visit Little Claire’s blog.


Okay brew time me thinks………………………cheerio for now.  XXGaynor

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Newbies from Little Claire.........

As part of the Little Claire Design Team I have been a little busy of late............and it has been an absolute pleasure.......lots of new stamp designs and at last I can share a couple of my makes.....



Both designs have followed a similar template......liking this style at present as you may have guessed.
The first card uses the "Nice to Know You" stamp and a "Rebecca Sentiment" and the later card another beautiful design from the "Bird House" range - Wedding.......whilst this card may seem a little different to what we tend to think of as a suitable colour palette for a wedding card......this was for a very special couple in Cornwall who were having a "Hand Tieing Wedding" last weekend.......the backing papers used fitted perfectly.................I really do wish them both well......life has never been easy for them and they are very beautiful and creative people.........All the very best - Gary and Maria xx  The sentiment used is also from Little Claire. xxGaynor

Both cards were created in the same manner as a previous Friday Blog Post for Little Claire..........

Friday, 20 June 2014

Friday Blog Spot - Changing Baby Bird House and Rebecca's Sentiment.

Good Morning,

Hope you are all surviving / enjoying the World Cup - I am diarising this post. currently it is Saturday evening England are playing Italy at half time it is 1 - 1.........quite exciting!

Our daughter asked could I make her a baby girl card for her friend who has just given birth to Allison Jane.

Needless to say not a problem having such cutie new baby stamps from Little Claire and the fabbie sentiment set designed by Rebecca.  So without further ado here goes:

I used a 6" x 6" scalloped card as a tent fold.
Backing papers from the stash from Craftwork Cards.................long time ago.
Craft paper, dotted ribbon, bakers twine, crystal daisies from Little Claire.
Silver charms from "the stash."



 Plus fineliner pen.............




I also created the card in blue...........I hope baby's mum likes her card................Cheerio for now xxGaynor