Friday, 31 May 2013

Papercraft Essentials - Issue 94.

I've been meaning to get around to adding this card to my blog for a little while.......Alongside my teamies at Little Claire we were asked to design summer themed cards using Little Claire Stamps.....all different............and here's mine:

I chose the Cherish, Hugs and Dreams set, which is a fabulous stamp set...........

I've added the instructions also:
40 mins – Cherish, Hugs and Dream
Ingredients: from Little Claire
Cherish Hugs and Dream Stamp
Paper Pad - First Edition Blank Canvas
Stamping card
6 x 6 Scalloped Base Card
Black matting card
Mementos Black Ink Pad
Pro Markers: Tulip Yellow, Antique Rose, Lime Green, Ice Grey 1
Other Craft Outlets:- 4 adhesive pearls
Glitter Glue – Frosted Lace
Memory Box Bow Die
Martha Stewart Border Punch.
Stamp image plus buttons and three additional butterflies onto stamping card and toning papers.
Colour using promarkers
Matt and layer papers as shown using border punch and die.
Fix matted image to layered base card using 3D foam pads.
Fix butterflies using PVA glue – fold to add dimension.
Fix buttons with foam pads.
Add adhesive pearls plus glitter glue to accent butterflies, buttons and stamped image.
Life is getting a little manic at present.  Our daughter is moving to New Zealand in 30 days to work for a year in farming.......and she doesn't like lists........
Daren't say anymore......................xxGaynor

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Little doggies..............another cutie!

Thursday and another new stamp from Little Claire:  Little Doggies in Squares......either use as a cube or as individual stamps..........

A couple of cards to share:

The little doggies really do bring a smile. xxGaynor

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

New stamp set........Little mice....real cuties!

Have been waiting a little while to be able to share a couple of cards created with the Little Mice Squares Stamp released today by Little cute.......really pretty.

Having a crafting day today................plenty of coffee and space to be creative and I'll be very happy!


Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Quick Cards magazine and LC Poppies

Enjoying the half term........rain forecast for tomorrow......oh dear may have to craft.......oh yes please! 

Spent all yesterday working on end of year reports, spent time today and had lunch with a very dear crafting tomorrow and very much looking forward to it........can plan my layouts whilst drifting off to sleep later.

Quick Cards..........June issue 114 has a project in the Little Claire Designs column at the back made by little "old" me!

I designed the card using the Little Claire Poppy stamp - this is the same stamp that Heidi used on her project yesterday.....please check out the LC Blog for further info.

Currently, this lovely Poppy stamp is on Special offer of just £3.50 until this Thursday from Little Claire.

The card is very similar in layout to a recent weekly Friday project I created for Little Claire using the tree stamp and baking embellishments......please scroll down my blog for piccies and tutorial if interested.  More tomorrow......................xxGaynor

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Little Claire Blog Hop and Challenge

Morning, one more week until half term - and a lesson observation and performance management meeting this week to look forward too..........good job I can escape to my crafting when I need to "chill!".
Okay - escape time:)

I have created my card using this month's project stamp set - Happy Days, coloured with promarkers, Tags Sentiment, additional butterflies from the Blossom Stamp Set and the bottles from the Gentleman's Tree Embellishment Set.

This month, Little Claire are offering two prizes, which doubles your changes of winning some lovely Little Claire goodies!
LC have a normal challenge with an 'Open Theme' and a 'Blog-Hop'.
Prize for the challenge of 'Open Theme'

1 x Men A4 Die Cut sheet

1 x Man Squares stamp set

(including circular sentiment ‘Man’)

1 x You’re so Tweet stamp

and  for the winner of our 'Blog Hop'

 3 x A4 Design Sheets
2 x Scallop Circle Easel Cards & Envelopes
Tulip Cat Stamp
Butterfly Blossom Stamp
Family Ted Stamp
Poppies Stamp
1m of Crafted with Love Ribbon
1m of Pink VW Campervan Ribbon
To enter the LC challenge, make a card and leave a link. To also enter the blog-hop, visit all of the Design Team blogs, where they will each have a letter highlighted in their posts.  Collect all of the letters (eight in total) and once you have worked out the popular stamp name, email your answers to :
Making sure you title your mail - Blog Hop!
Both winners will be notified in the July challenge post.
My letter is U, now please go to Gemma's blog where another letter can be found.


Saturday, 11 May 2013

Little Claire's Friday Project

Just back in from a fantastic retail crafty fix at Port Sunlight - gosh the Happy Stampers show is so busy - and also wonderful.  It was really lovely to say hi to so many crafty colleagues many of whom enjoyed the Little Claire Wirral Workshop Day last Saturday.

Yesterday is was my turn for the weekly LC Friday blog project.  I have used one of the projects that I designed and created last weekend.  I had a lovely time and really enjoyed myself, spending a day with craft minded folk a real treat.

I have used the cheery Tulip cat stamp recently released, the two little doggies stamp also works equally well......oh decisions, decisions, so we had both stamps on the table during the workshop!

I added a red border using my poppy promarker around the red and white spotty paper, the card for the stamped image and the green backing paper mount as shown.  This lessened the weight and bulk of the finished card

Promarkers used as shown.

Everything but the Fleur Die is currently available from Little Claire.

  Please do check out the Little Claire website for bargain prices on Nestabilities Dies......fabulous assortment, the hardest part actually choosing!

Hope you like my little project................comments always welcomed.

Off now to have a play with some lovely new stamps I purchased this morning.....:) xxGaynor

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Little Claire Day on the Wirral,

Had an amazing and fun day yesterday at the Little Claire Wirral Day.  Thought I'd share the cards which were sharing 3 of the 4 cards I designed for the day.....the fourth I shall share on Friday for the Friday Blog Project.

Using the blossom of my favourites which has also been used to create the background paper.

Using the delicious tree stamp set with embellishments "man" and a Little Claire sentiment.

Cherish, Hugs and Dream stamp set using a zig zag folded card.