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