Thursday 9 June 2016

Little Claire Designs - Robin Blog Project

Morning all,
I hope my posting finds you all well.  Today's blog project is using the new Robin and Text from Little Claire Designs alongside some of their delicious Dinkie papers.
So on with "the make:"

Robin Set from Little Claire Designs
144mm x 144mm blank card
Little Claire Dinkie papers – I chose a red pallet to tie in with the robin image.
Grey backing card
2 tiny tags
Assorted punches
Glossy Accents
Adhesive pearls and crystals
Mementos black ink pad
Pro Markers:  Black fineliner, Poppy, Firewood, Caramel, Sandstone, Pumpkin, Icicle and Tan
3D foam pads and double sided tape


Stamp images as shown onto white stamping card and tiny tags. Shade using chosen promarkers.
Cut LC dinkie papers in half and matt onto coordinating matting card.  Dinkie papers are cut 8cm x 4cm and matting layer 8.5cm x 4.5cm.
Square in the centre is 4cm x 4xm matted onto 4.5cm x 4.5cm.
Using various punches – punch from residual paper.

Position on card blank and fix using double sided tape.
Fussy cut out the robin image and fix using 3D foam pads.  Add tag sentiment.
Position punched shape and fix using 3D foam.
Add pearls and crystals to accent and glossy accents to robin’s chest if desired.
I also added faux stitching for additional interest and dimension.

I do think he is a little cutie - hope I have shared a little inspiration this morning.  Cheerio for now. xxGaynor

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Little Claire - Blog Inspiration Posting - Challenge #69

Hi everyone,
My turn to share a little inspiration post today:
Our current Little Claire Challenge is anything that includes butterflies.  Easy peasy choice for me - I just couldn't resist using the cute cat, flowers and butterfly stamp set from LCD - I have used Dinkies Butterfly Cat and sentiment from the Butterfly Cat Set when previously launched.

There is a fabulous prize on offer:

All details can be found on Little Claire's Blog

xxGaynor LCDT

Sunday 15 May 2016

Little Claire New Blog Challenge #69


A quick check in to post my card for the latest blog challenge over at Little Claire Designs #69 Butterflies.

I have used Dinkies Butterfly Cat and sentiment from the Butterfly Cat Set when previously launched.

There is a fabulous prize on offer:

All details can be found on Little Claire's Blog

xxGaynor LCDT

Saturday 7 May 2016

Inspiration Challenge #68 Spring Colours


Today I am sharing an 8 x 8 card created for the current challenge with Little Claire Designs #68 Spring Colours using Irresistible Images Cutie Kitties and Dinkie Daisies papers.
I have matted the papers onto a grey/orange background paper and rounded the corners with a corner punch.

A beautiful lime green ribbon and punched daises with crystals added for embellishments.  A little faux stitching added with a black micron pen.  The sentiment is also from Little Claire Designs.  A super prize is on offer - so versatile for the quick card which we all need from time to time.....or an excellent way to build up your stash.

Please join in with our latest blog challenge - Spring colours - a delight. xxGaynor

Thursday 14 April 2016

Weekly Blog Project using a Dinkie!


Beautiful April - Spring is my favourite time of the year.  I love all the awakening of nature - which helped to inspire my card project.
Using a single Dinkie Stamp from Little Claire - Dinkie Bee Flower and Little Claire's Pretty Pastels Delicate Daisy Paper Stack I have created an 8" x 8" scalloped card!

I matted and layered four of the lilac Daisy Papers onto black card 8.5cm x 8.5cm and positioned the four tiles evenly on a matt of orange card 19 cm square which I then layered onto a 19.5cm square of black.  I then created a faux stitch line around the pattern papers on each tile using my micron pen.

The centre white tile is 8cm x 8cm which I stamped using the Dinkie Bee Flower using Memento Black Ink as I have shaded with Promarkers - Tulip Yellow, Winter Berry, Orchid, Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Pumpkin, Burnt Orange and Cool Grey 4.  I filled the tile with the image allowing sufficient room to create a faux stitched border using my micron pen.

I tied a triple bow of ribbon from the stash around the tiled paper fixed with thin adhesive tape.

I matted and layered the tile onto black, orange and black with 1/2 cm difference in the size of the layers. Stamped tile is fixed using 3D foam pads.
To embellish I have added Halo Gold Glitter to the centre of the flowers.  Glossy accents to the centre of the flowers and the bees.  Tiny adhesive crystals to the bubbles and 3 black crystals in each corner to balance up the design.

The die cut flowers are from Memory Box - I offset the black and white to add dimension and added a sticker to the centre.

Phew - and I was only playing with the one stamp and papers.  Just highlights how much can be achieved using the very versatile little Dinkie Stamps from Little Claire Designs.

Right off now to enjoy the last couple of days of my Easter Holidays........dare I mention the dreaded SATS are very much on the horizon on our return to school next week.....

My School's Moto is "Team" - Together Everyone Achieves More..... and very much so - there is no I in TEAM...........Yes I am very privileged to work in such an amazing environment......will still have the wobbles I bet on Sunday evening though!

Hope you have enjoyed my little make and perhaps I've helped to nudge an idea or two of your own.

Cheerio for now.  xxGaynor

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Reminder for Monthly Challenge at Little Claire #67

Celebrating hubbie's birthday today... enjoying some time in Cornwall.
Stopping by  to share my make for the current blog challenge from Little Claire - #67 -  Anything goes.

I created my card using the very cool - Wavy Doggies Set from Little Claire Designs.  Very recently released alongside Wavy Hedghogs and Wavy Elephants - such fun to use.
I created the card by masking off a central panel applying inks, stamping using Stazon black ink to give a clear image.  I have shaded using promarkers, added faux borders using a micron pen.  Wink of Stella to the moon and Glamour Dust for additional interest.  The set comes with a choice of 3 sentiments.  The Wavy sets are currently on special offer.  Check out the Little Claire Website for further details.

Would you like to join us as a Guest Designer for one of future challenges?  

We're looking for crafters to join us as a Guest Designer for one of our challenges.  Interested?  Just put 'GDT' beside your name when you link up your card to the challenge and we'll have a look at your blog.  You never know - we might be contacting you to invite you to Guest Design for a future challenge!


Saturday 2 April 2016

Turn of the Elephants today - Wavy ones of course!


Here are my makes using the Wavy Elephant Stamp Set from Little Claire Designs:

The first created masking off and inking a panel.  The second matted and layered onto delicious papers from Little Claire Designs.  Both come with 3 different sentiments.
Glamour dust, Micron pen, Glossy Accents and Promarkers once again.  Alongside "nail head" metallic embellishments and adhesive crystals.  xxGaynor