Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Wedding

Sharing a card created this afternoon.  Our son is an usher at his friends wedding tomorrow and shared that he couldn't find a decent card.  Could I make one for them?  Am taking that as a compliment!

I have used an 8 x 8 scalloped card blank, backing papers a freebie from ages ago with a Christmas baking theme - colour palette sorted.

Used Little Claire's Wedding Set - a favourite I keep coming back to accompanied with a sentiment from Little Claire and the banner created using the Little Claire's Banner set.  Border is MS and the hearts added later to the card.  The die cut is a Nestabilities and the Hearts are Marianne's.

Coloured using promarkers and a dotted organza ribbon added.

A little bling with glitter glue and adhesive crystals.

Am looking forward to working with some new stamp designs from Little Claire over the Christmas break - I understand they are set to be released early in the New Year...............some fabulous designs.......Santa has come early for me :)

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas - all set to make mince pies tomorrow with our daughter's help.


Sunday, 16 December 2012

New Blog Challenge over @ Little Claire

Yesterday saw the launch of the latest blog challenge from Little Claire - New Year cards.

The challenge for December is 'Happy New Year'. The Design Team have come up with various cards etc. if you would like to enter the Little Claire challenge, please read the instructions on the LC blog.

The prize for this month's challenge is a Little Claire Voucher to the value of £15.00 to spend on-line.

Fortunately our daughter was home and it is her inspiration behind this card.  She chose the elephant as the feature stamp and we both agreed on using the fabulous bunting stamps from Little Claire which were designed by my Little Claire teamie Georgina.

I have used kraft card as the base and used backing papers which were a freebie in a recent craft magazine.  The image has been layered using Nesabilities Dies.

I have used promarkers to colour, a little glitter glue and some adhesive stones and star pearls.

Hope you likey.

Wishing all my crafty friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year. xxGaynor

Friday, 7 December 2012

Little Claire Weekly Blog Project

Morning, tis my turn for the weekly Friday Blog Project from Little Claire.

Christmas is a coming................the project I have designed for today pretty much sums up the season for me...........the colours, the glitter, thoughts of the countryside, the wider world, having the opportunity to get outside over the winter break..........taking time to appreciate just how good things really are...........and I am very grateful.

I have used Little Claire's Owl Tree, backing papers from LC - selection of promarkers, card candi, glitter glue, spotty ribbon and a MS snowflake punch plus smaller snowflake punch.

The card is created on an A4 piece of white card cut so:

Then the backing paper is measured over the base card and cut:

Add the ribbon to a strip of cordinating paper.
Punch and layer up the snowflakes. Stamp sentiment and layer onto scalloped punched mount.

Stamp and colour images. Cut out separate little owls to add as an embellishment later.

The card is not a quickie design................but perhaps a special card for a special person or persons.......I have adapted this design into an Anniversary Card for my parents who are celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary on December 21st.................Many congratulations Mum and Dad :)

Thank you for taking the time to check out my weekly project for Little Claire.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

1st of the Month - new project set from Little Claire.

Aplogises for not updating my blog for ages........always on the list to doing it:)

Feeling almost chilled this evening - Christmas presents wrapped and cards nearly all written today......just need to sort out Billy and Isla - yep our two cats.  They have their own advent calendar this year, the delight this morning was brilliant......full of delicious treats, their manners were brilliant at taking it in turns.  Billy's turn tomorrow for first dibs - good job there is more than one treat in each window!

Needless to say both our "children" have their own advent calendars at 19 and 24, they still enjoy the magic, precious times definitely.

The December Project Set from Little Claire is a cutie set, especially if you have a fondness for little dogs......I needed to do two quick designs with this set as my cards were needed prior to me going away with work............

The first card has been created on a Craftwork Card shaped blank - I like to cheerfullness that this card shares - a few promarkers a little card candi and glitter glue and done......looking forward to playing more with this set once Christmas prep is all done.....also once I break up for the Christmas hols :)

The second card is again quick and simple - great to be able to appreciate the fabulous stamps in this set, no clever dies cuts or fancy backing papers required me thinks.....let the Little Claire stamps shine.
Hope everyone is looking after themselves............take care out there!