Saturday, 26 December 2015

Wavy Cats with Little Claire


An additional share using the newly released Wavy Cats from Little Claire - my ultimate favourite stamp set - greetings that come with the set are purrfect too!

To create the card I stamped onto the stunning butterfly backing paper from Little Claire - there is an array of colours - check out the new papers - fabulous.

I stamped in black and embossed in clear.  Coloured using promarkers, diamond glaze added to the black cats - wow they are so beautiful.....yes I do have a black cat - he is known at "The Bilboa" stunning, sleek and oh so very handsome....and he gets told that at least a dozen times daily.  So loved being owned by our duo of felines.

Matted and layered onto black card and added to a scalloped base card.............."Simples...."

Hope you likey xxGaynor

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Beach Scene from Little Claire


Oh thoughts of sunshine, warmth and lighter nights....this scene also reminds me of our beloved Cornwall - family holidays when the children were much younger.

Yes I have still managed to incorporate ultra fine glitter - would be so out of character not to.  The backing paper is new from Little Claire. I have added twine, punched tags once again fixed using a brad.  Faux border drawn using a ruler and a micro pen coloured using promarkers.  Plus adhesive crystals of course......xxGaynor

Monday, 21 December 2015

Wavy Boats from Little Claire


A quickie post from me before hubbie and I treat ourselves to a meal out this rock!

Sharing a couple of cards created using the Wavy Boats Set from Little Claire......and yes I have used fine glitter and adhesive stones.......promarkers and a little diamond glaze.

Here I have created a faux border using a ruler and some little peaks for interest.  The tags were created using a punch added using a tiny brad.

Hope you likey. xxGaynor

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

My favourite 5 creations using Little Claire stamps.

Good Morning everyone,

I am definitely on the count down till school breaks up on Friday - the pupils are so ready for their breather - the little ones are looking forward to spending time with their families and of course everything crossed for a visit from Father Christmas.  Having visited a fabulous Pantomime last week in Stockport - yes I too will be looking to spy Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve.  Primary Schools are such amazing places to have the privilege to work in....for all my moans and groans I really do have the best job in the world.  Less of me and on with my share of my favourite 5 from 2015:

Firstly using the "Wavy Cats" - I know that this stamp will permanetly be on my craft table. I have added glossy accents to the cats to add dimension and interest.

Silhouette Owl Tree - so love the silhouette stamps from Little Claire and the Dictionary Sentiments. This is one of the two Mother's Days cards I created.

Next " Lovely Hedgehogs Set" What's not to like with these guys.  I quite like to allow the stamp design to shine and feel the "white space" creates a little sophistication and interest.  Accented with a brad and off cut of polka dot ribbon plus adhesive crystals of course.

Surprise, surprise, there appears to be a theme developing - cats and silhouettes, using
Silhouette Cat Tree Stamp.  Here I have created my background using Brusho pigments, also punching some tiny butterflies from the waste background paper to extend the design.

and last but definitely not least "Man with hats" the stamp from the latest issue from Little Claire magazine. I have teamed the design with hessian ribbon and a button from the stash......away from the glitter and bling for me.

I hope that you have been a little inspired by my choices - I know it does me good to look back and reappraise.  All being well I plan to have the opportunity for lots of make and creative time over the Christmas break - once I'm allowed my craftroom back - it does need to look like a dining room over Christmas - best behaviour when the family come round.  Wishing each and everyone lots of health, wealth and happiness..........thank you on behalf of Little Claire for all your support and lovely comments throughout 2015. xxGaynor

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Monthly Stamp Challenge # 64 - A Special Christmas Card


The latest blog challenge from Little Claire is to design a Special Christmas Card.

So here is my share - the card created for our son who at 27 would still build a snowman given the chance - I love his energy and sense of fun.

'A Special Christmas Card'

 Entries can be using any stamp of choice including of course, Little Claire and we would like to see cards/projects made for a special person, special event or celebration.

Our prize for this challenge is :

£10 Voucher to spend online

Am quite sure every card "we" crafters create is "special" - why not take an extra five minutes or so and join Little Claire in our latest and final challenge for 2015.

Off now to check out my Design Teamies makes. xx Gaynor

Friday, 11 December 2015

Little Claire - Friday Blog Project - New Stamps :)

Morning everyone,

Life is certainly fast for many at present - so time to stop the rollercoaster and breath...
Little Claire have released a selection of beautiful new stamps this week and when I have more time I am looking forward to being creative, some "r and r" time.

Meet the first of three new sets "Wavy Cats" aren't they just so fabulous - being owned by two felines the design certainly brings a cheer to my heart!

The stamp is a "wave with tulips and three cats" - I have joined the image together to create a design across the page.  Repeated a further two times.  I have stamped in black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Coloured using my trusty promarkers. Matted and layered onto yellow, orange then black mounted onto a 148mm x148mm base card. Fine glister dust added using a quickie glue pen - can't do without my sparkle!

I have added glossy accents to the black cats to add dimension, shine and raise the image.

The design also comes with three different sentiments - I have chosen the "Have a Purrfect Birthday" as this card is ready to write and post to my dear friend Pat - yes she loves her cats also.

Hope I may have inspired a little and no mention of the "C word.

Just a piccie of my delightful Isla - she loves her "decorated tree."  Take care guys, here's to you and yours a wish for health, wealth and lots and lots of happiness.  xxGaynor

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

#63 Little Claire Challenge Christmas in White


Little Claire launched a new challenge at the weekend.  Christmas in White - a delightful prize is on offer to the lucky winner.

I have used a Little Claire topper - highlighted with glitter glue, faux stitching, matted and layered onto a die cut from Spellbinders to create the topper.  Added to an embossed image using 3D foam pads for dimension.

The red bow fixed using a tiny brad..

Off now to check out all the Little Claire DT makes. xxGaynor

Friday, 13 November 2015

Almost there!


A further two cards to share using both the cat and dog stamps newly released by Little Claire:

Backing paper - Little Claire - hessian ribbon from the stash, punched flowers from brusho created paper. Adhesive pearls and a little glitter.

Backing papers from Little Claire.  Coloured using promarkers,faux stitching, fine glitter, adhesive embellishments, binding, die and punched border. xxGaynor

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

New fabulous dog stamp from Little Claire.


Trying to catch up a little on my blogging - piccies to share of a card created using the cutie new dog stamp with sentiment from Little Claire.......You're one of a kind x

Backing papers are from Little Claire, My favourite Martha Stewart punch, a little binding, adhesive accents, a little glitter and some faux stitching.  xxGaynor

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Cats and em dogs....from Little Claire

Hi all,

Busy bee at the moment - tis my dad's 80th birthday tomorrow and he doesn't want a table booked, balloons ready, candles and cake good to go.  Just a quiet family meal out but we've got to make it special.  Mum was all for a take-a-away chinese which they normally do......but dad said yes to the suggestion we take them out to a place of his choice.  So hope we are booked for downstairs - I did ask.

Which leads me onto my dad's birthday card  yes using one of the Little Claire's newly released stamps - cats of course.  Mum and dad have Holly who they love to bits.

Sentiments are also from Little Claire.

Now where did I put his present......................................??? xxGaynor

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Tree O of birds from Little Claire


Have had a lovely day crafting today - have been catching up on my makes for Little Claire.  Tree O Little Birds Dinkies were released last week - time for me to post my couple of makes:

Here I have used all three dinkies which can be purchased individually from Little Claire.  The greeting is from their Dinkie range of sentiments.

Backing papers are also from Little Claire.  Hope you like my makes.  xxGaynor

Friday, 23 October 2015

Three Sparkly Snowmen from Little Claire - Friday Blog Project

Hello and good morning - well I've made it an eight week half term - Halloween Disco later today for the "little ones" then half terms beckons for me...and chill.

I am hoping to have loads of crafting time over the week, after all that school planning is out of the way first of course- have some newbies to play with from Little Claire - ssh unable to share as yet but they are as lovely and gorgeous as ever and not Christmas...

On with today's make - Three Sparkly Snowmen - yes they are bright and cheery - not quite ready to think cold and dark....they really are a happy and vibrant trio.  So on with today's recipe:


148mm x 148mm white base card LC
Dark metallic grey card for matting and layering
Mementos black ink pad
Tag punch
Pro Markers:  moss green, lime green, poppy, cool grey 1 and 4 and pastel blue
Red 10mm satin edge organza ribbon
Black adhesive pearls, fine white glitter and lime brad.


Stamp image as shown onto white stamping card and trim to 10cm x 10cm. Stamp Happy Christmas onto small individual punched tags. Outline all with lime green promarker.
Matt red snowfall paper 138mm x 138mm and stamped image onto grey metallic card 142mm x 142mm and 105mm x 105mm

Create a triple bow using organza ribbon and fasten around the matted backing papers.
Adhere stamped matted image as shown using 3D foam pads to add dimension.  Fix tag sentiments using small brad.
Colour image using promarkers.
Carefully shade round stamped images with blue pastel promarker – this adds dimension.

Add tiny black crystals and fine glitter to accent.

Fix card topper to base card using double sided tape.

Hope you have enjoyed by cheerful make.  Cheerio from me for today xxGaynor

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Little Claire Monthly Challenge #62

Good Morning everyone,

I can't quite believe how fast these challenges keep arriving... fingers crossed for a lovely weekend.  I so love warm autumnal days and cosy evenings.  The colours this year are already looking amazing.

Well today marks a new blog challenge at Little Claire - your favourite stamp.  Was so tricky to decide so I worked with an autumnal colour theme and used the delicious flowerhead.

Little Claire have a £10 voucher up for grabs to spend on anything from their website.......decisions, decisions.  Why not join in and share.  xxGaynor

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Autumn Blog Challange with Little Claire #61


My mum's birthday this week links timely with Little Claire's new Blog Challenge #61 - Autumn

So here is my card created for the challenge which yes is my mum's card - her birthday is on the 17th September - she doesn't use the internet so am okay to post :)

I have used the Pom Pom Dahlia stamp from Little Claire alongside sentiment circle and text, backed onto a Little Claire mono print.  The ribbon was acquired whilst on holiday in Cornwall - see I knew I just had to purchase - now safely stashed away.

Please join ourselves in the latest blog challenge, we really do appreciate each and every entry.

Hope you like my little make, off to check out my teamies designs.  xxGaynor

 Pom Pom DahliaLittle Claire Sentiments and backing mono paper.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Friday Blog Project with Little Claire

Good Morning,

My turn today to share the Friday Project at Little Claire.  I used one of their new Christmas Stamps - "We 6 Cats" with text from their Little Dinkie range.

Piccies to show how my card came together:

I have used a 15 x 15cm card base and matted and layered 13 x 13cm, 12.5 x 12.5cm and 12 x 12cm.

I die cut the card prior to stamping the "We 6 Cats" using Memento Black ink as I used promarkers to colour the stamped image.

Matts and layers as shown.  The white backing card has been embossed using a bauble design to mirror the "cat bauble."

I die cut a "bauble" hanger and created a bow.

I matted and layered using double sided tape.  The stamped image is fixed using 3D foam pads.  I glued the star behind the matted bauble as I felt it detracted from the stamped design.

I have added white glitter to highlight the design and faux crystals to the embossed bauble background.

Lastly I stamped the Happy Christmas Sentiment.  I hope perhaps I may have given you a little inspiration today.  I am so looking forward to seeing the new Little Claire Project Club Magazine - hope you are too.

Thank you as always for all your support Gaynor and everyone at Little Claire. xx

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Blog Challenge - Christmas in August with Little Claire

Wow middle of August already and time for a new challenge from Little Claire - Christmas in August!

I have created my card using the latest club pack from Little Claire Sparkly Snowmen - a delighful set of three different Snowmen stamps.

Here is my make:

Backing paper from Little Claire - Memory Box Border Die.  Hope you likey. xxGaynor

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Christmas Snow Cats from Little Claire.

So love this delightful image - looking forward to creating loads more designs from this amazing stamp from Little Claire.

Beginning with a simple make:

I have embossed the layer on which I have stamped the image. Matted and layered, added a little paper strip and bow for dimension with a little faux stitching.  Plenty of little sparkle crystals and glitter.  xxGaynor

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Three Sparkly Snowmen Set from Little Claire

Good Morning everyone,

I do think that Mr Sunshine may be appearing soon - so catching up on little jobs prior to enjoying what could be a lovely day later in the garden.

Little Claire launched a beautiful stamp set yesterday and today I get the opportunity to share a sample of my makes:

The backing papers for this card are from Little Claire.  The border punch from Martha Stewart.

Backing paper from Little Claire.  Embossed background and image stamped in the corner - coloured using promarkers.

Created as above with a little Washi tape for interest.

Hope you like my makes - now off to have a look at all my teamie designs.  xxGaynor

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Christmas Scotties from Little Claire.

Another quickie post using the July Club set from Little Claire:

Aren't they cute - loving these little fella's!

I'm on the count down to breaking up for the summer - the finishing line still seems a long way off - going to need lots of hankies saying goodbye to the year 6's many of whom I have been teaching for 6 years...and how they have grown.  xxGaynor

Friday, 17 July 2015

Swirlball Flowers - Friday Blog Project

Hi from everyone at Little Claire,

Friday Blog Project from myself (Gaynor) today...I am scheduling this post as currently watching the tennis on a Saturday evening ...and enjoying all the action.

Today's card has been created using a shadow box of pigment inks - a backdrop for a beautiful stamped image from the Little Claire Swirlball Flower Set

Here is my tutorial in piccies:

I added glitter just to the flowerheads that were stamped into the ink shadow. Before adding the glitter allow the pigment ink to dry.

My project links in with this month's current Blog Challenge - July in Bloom.  There is a fabulous prize on offer.  Hoping I may have provided a little inspiration.  xxGaynor