Saturday, 16 May 2015

Blog Challenge 57 with Little Claire - Go Outdoors

May 16th and time for another challenge from Little Claire - Outdoors theme:

Well it didn't take me long to decide to use the new stamp from Little Claire featuring a cat.  Those that know me understand that I love cats and have been a member of my local Cats Protection group for almost 20 years.  Being owned by two furries myself my like for this design was instant.

Using a textured background base card.  The design stamped and embossed onto a Brusho background simply matted and layered with a trio of tiny punched butterflies.  Fine glitter added to the sun, adhesive gems and faux stitching.  A great general card added to the stash ready to personalised as and when required.  A great prize on offer this month from Little Claire - go on, you need to be in it to win it.  Cheerio for now.  xxGaynor

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Outdoor adventure.


Posting an extra card created with the fourth just released silhouette framed stamp designed by Little Claire: Owls and hedgehogs perfect recipe!  Stamped with pigment ink and embossed with clear powder onto a background created using Brushos.  A little fine glitter added to the moon for depth and dimension.

Base card from Little Claire - simply matted and layered, a little spotted ribbon to tone.  Faux stitching, tiny punched butterflies and adhesive gems to embellish... Sentiment to be added later.
Hope you likey. xxGaynor

Monday, 4 May 2015

Another framed silhouette stamp from Little Claire.

A chance to post another card created with a fabulous framed silhouette stamp just released by Little Claire.

This design makes an ideal welcome to your new home card:

The sentiment is from a paper pad from LOTV.  Brusho background, script tissue paper and punched butterflies to embellish. xxGaynor

Friday, 1 May 2015

Little Claire Silhouette Stamps

Evening all,

1st May already - and a longer weekend to look forward to...

1st of the month also means a new project pack launch from Little Claire - a duo of loviness this month.  Either an outdoor scene with a cutie cat or romantic with a couple ballroom dancing...

Less blurb and time for a share:

Both backgrounds have been created using Brusho pigment powders - method shown in a previous Friday Blog Project for Little Claire in April.  Stamped in black pigment ink and embossed with clear powders.  Both simply matted and layered and embellished as shown.

Here's a piccie of the full stamp set with sentiments:
Silhouette Stamp Set

Hope you likey - off now to blogland to check out our DT teamie makes.  xxGaynor

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Blog Challenge at Little Claire - Kraft Card April 56

Hi all,

Just dotting the i's and crossing the t's before I return to work tomorrow.  two glorious weeks of escape just the tonic needed.  Cornwall was fabulous in the first week - walking and eating in the spring sunshine - unbeatable.  I did ask my GP for a prescription for Cornwall when I popped in for a routine visit this week - he didn't oblige...

Catching up on my postings and noticed that I had not shared my card for the latest Kraft Card Challenge over at Little Claire:

I have used a little Kraft card as my base with dinkies from Little Claire.  Coloured as usual with promarkers and a trio of adhesive crystals.  The gingham backing paper is also from Little Claire.

There is a fabulous prize up for grabs: 

Mmh I wonder how I might spend the gift voucher : loads to choose from.

On that thought my tickets have arrived for the Happy Stampers Show at Port Sunlight in May ...a list is in order me thinks...very much looking forward to it already seems yonks since I last visited a craft show :)

Whatever you are doing - I wish you well...take care. xxGaynor

Friday, 10 April 2015

Friday Little Claire Project

Morning all,

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter - blossom and lighter nights are most welcome.

I have created today's project using 4 Silhouette Stamps from Little Claire and my new best friend - "Brusho."  If Brusho doesn't mean a lot to you at present - there are some amazing tutorials on youtube.  I have created these sheets by washing with water using a paint brush and using the Brusho pots as pepper pots to sprinkle. Less is very much more - allow the pigment to disperse and add more water using a spitzer if needed.  Allow to dry naturally if you have the time or carefully use your heat gun.  The paper does benefit from being stacked under a heavy weight to dry flat.

Needless to say the backgrounds for these terrific Silhouette Stamps has been created using Brusho. In my usual style piccies - lots of the demonstrate the stages from "panic" to "oh that's nice" - I think so anyway hope you do too.

So here goes:

Background papers created.

Excellent selection of Silhouette stamps from Little Claire.

Black Pigment ink and clear embossing powder.

This is the fun part - choosing where to stamp your image.

Images are trimmed.

All matted onto black card - 1/2 cm larger than the stamped image.  Matted onto white stamping card - 1cm larger. then matted onto black - 1/2cm larger.

Here the tile is matted onto yellow card which tones with the pigment from the Brusho - 1cm larger then matted onto black 1/2cm larger.

Tile positioned centrally and embellished with tiny punched butterflies from a scrap of the Brusho background. Sentiment added from the stamp set and faux stitching.

 Coordinating papers, matted and layered.  Toning ribbon used.

More punched butterflies to embellish, plus adhesive crystals and faux stitching.

No backing papers this time...

 Sentiment added from the stamp set plus punched small squares using Brusho scraps and adhesive nail heads for interest.

Simple matting and layering and a band of fabulous hemp ribbon from "the stash."

Embellished with punched butterflies, adhesive crystals and faux stitching.

Hope you managed to "stick" with me - same principle for all - I now have more tiles to make up - perhaps another day!

Many thanks for looking. Wishing you all a lovely day. Cheerio from me  Gaynor xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Beautiful new stamps from Little Claire.


At last I can share - beautiful new stamps from Little Claire - April Club Set.

Two beautiful stamps with modern sentiments.  I have created both cards using backing paper from LOTV, Martha Stewart border punch, brads, adhesive crystals, buttons and my trusty promarkers.  Little Claire are featuring this stunning set in one of the craft card mags - mmh, uh oh forgotten which - will amend my blog at a later date once sorted.  The "duck" card is in the magazine with full how to make instructions.  xxGaynor