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Friday, 27 May 2011

Happy Holidays!

Just a quick post to share a couple of cards I made using a fab stamp from Little Claire's Designs - Happy Holidays:

The funky background papers and Road Trip Bingo Card are from The Cutting Cafe.

I coloured the images with Promarkers and added Card Candy - simples!

Cant wait for tomorrow - I'm off to a Paint Fusion workshop with Sheena Douglass, yippee!!

Have a nice weekend xx

The 'Happy Holidays' stamp set can be found here:

The 'It's Road Trip Time Again' cutting file can be found here:

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Good Things

Another fabulous new release from Little Claire's Designs - it's called 'Good Things' and it has a fabulous sentiment - May your day be brimming with good things x

Card 1:

Papers: Me and My Big Ideas

Image: coloured with PromarkersEmbellishments: Roses, Butterfly & Leaves cutting dies (Little Claire's Designs); Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities.

Card 2:
Papers: Hideaway - Little Claire's Designs
Image: coloured with Promarkers

Embellishments: Rose die; Nestabilities Labels 2; Swirl - Marianne D; Card Candy

Card 3:
Paper: Up, Up and Away - Little Claire's Designs;
Image: coloured with Promarkers;

Embellies: flowers & brad from stash

Sentiment: from Claire's Fleurs stamp set - Little Claire's Designs;

Scalloped circle Nestabilities.

All these fabulous stamp sets are available here:

Enjoy the rest of your week x

Daisy Pitcher

Here is a brand new release called 'Daisy Pitcher' from Little Claire's Designs:

I used Cosmic shimmer mists and heat embossing to create the background paper and to colour the image. The picture doesn't really do it justice - it doesn't show the sparkle :(

Nearly Friday, yayy!

Monday, 23 May 2011

Competition at Little Claire's Designs

Just a quick post to let you know that Little Claire's Designs are having a competition.

All you have to do is:

Visit the Little Claire Blog and simply comment on your two favourite cards. You could win the two stamps (sets) that your favourite cards are made with!

All comments must be received by Thursday 26 May (1 comment p/person) and the winner will be drawn at random. The winner's name will be published on the Little Claire Blog from the list of entrants.

Why not give it a go - you could win 2 fabulous stamp sets!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

And so to bed ...

Here's a card I made for my very dear friend:

I used the 'And so to bed' stamp set from Little Claire's Designs and also one of their fabulous Shutter cards.
I coloured the images with my Promarkers and highlighted with a white Sakura gel pen.

The silver peel-off and Bazzill card is from Little Claire's too.

Lots going on behind the scenes but I cant show you yet!!!

Hope you've had a nice weekend xx

Friday, 20 May 2011

Four Seasons - Sneaky Peek 2!

Here's another sneaky peek of a fantastic new set from Little Claire's Designs. It's from the Room with a View range and is called 'Four Seasons'. I made this little tag book to showcase the four 'through the window' images:

I used distress inks and a flourish stamp to decorate the background and to colour the white dotty ribbon.
I coloured the images with Promarkers and used Glossy Accents to create a 'tile' effect.

I finished each page off with gems....

... and used Studio G wooden peg alphabet stamps to stamp the seasons.

For my second project, I made an Easter card using the window design:

I coloured the images with Promarkers and used my Nesties to cut the scalloped squares.

The stamp set comes with a range of seasonal and general greetings too.

At only £8.99 this set is a bargain!

If you would like to pre-order your set, please ring
0151 342 5715

quoting ' Home is where my craft room is'

Have a great weekend xxx

Thanks for looking x

The Great Outdoors - Sneaky Peek 1!

Here is a sneak peek of a brand new stamp set from Little Claire's Designs. It's called The Great Outdoors and is such a fabby set. It has 5 image stamps and a sentiment all for just £8.99. The Great Outdoors will be released next week but if you cant wait til then, ring 0151 342 5715 and quote 'Home is where my craft room is' to place an advanced order.

I stamped and coloured the first card with distress inks and distressed and embossed the map.

I coloured the second card with Promarkers and cut the sentiment with a Spellbinders Fancy Tag:

Check back later for another sneaky peek!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Cute elephants

A quick and easy make, using Elephants in Squares!

I also used Little Claire's sentiments:

The pictures don't show it but the elephants, flowers, leaves and details on the sentiment stamp are sparkly as I coloured them first with atyou Spica pens then with Promarkers.

Hope you're having a great weekend x

All things sparkly!!

Over at Little Claire's Designs this week, their challenge is 'Sparkle'. What a fabulous challenge!

For my DT card I used the ever-so-cute Blossom Fairy stamp and sparkly papers from the Hideaway paper pad (both from Little Claire's Designs).

The sentiment stamp is also from Little Claire's.

I coloured in the image with my Promarkers and added extra sparkle with lots of glitter and glamour dust!
Why not join in? There is a lovely prize for the winner.

Have a nice weekend xx

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Elephants in Squares

These elephants are so cute! They are a set of 4 elephants in squares which can be used individually or together as shown here:

Click the link below to see the product on the LC website:

Bonnie Westies

Here's an 'oldie but goodie' from Little Claire's Designs - it's such a cute set of 9 Westies in squares:

I used papers from 'A Walk in the Park' paper pad and coloured the cute little Westies with my Promarkers. The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe and I added Card Candy to finish it off.

You can find Bonnie Westies by clicking the link below:

Thanks for looking x

Brand new round sentiments stamps

Little Claire's Designs have just released a fabulous set of 12 circle sentiment stamps. They are so unique and the exquisite detail is something that Little Claire deliver every time.

I have used my stamps to make little notecards, with the stamp as the focal point of the card:

As you can see, each stamp comes not only with a sentiment but also with its own little image - so cute!

These stamps are so versatile and can be seen by clicking the link below:

Check back later, more exciting new releases to follow!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Maria's one-year blogoversary!

It's one year exactly since the lovely Maria started her blog! To celebrate, Maria is giving away some blog candy. Pop over, become and follower, link back to your blog and then have a look at this talented ladies projects :)

You can find her blog on the link below:

Happy Blogoversary Maria!!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Oh Man!

Hi folks,

I've had to keep this card under wraps for a few days, just in case my hubby had a sneaky peek!!

I made it using the 'Oh Man!' stamp set from Little Claire's Designs. It's such a fab set and could be used for so many different occasions.

I was inspired by a demo I went to recently to use shrink plastic again (thanks Amy x) and it came in very handy for this card. I used the tie and beer mug stamps to make embellishments.

I paper-pieced the chair and footstool using paper from the 'Up, Up and Away' pack, which I also used for the backing paper.

The rest of the image and the beer glass were coloured in with my trusty Promarkers.
Thanks for looking :)
Nearly the weekend, yayy!

Happy Birthday, Pete xxxxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bike Set

It's May at last and here is the new club set from Little Claire's Designs. It really is a fabulous set, suitable for male and female cards.

For my first card I chose a simple black and white colour scheme, stamped and cut out the image 6 times to achieve a 3D effect:

I added silver card candy and added dots with a white gel pen.
Finally, I added Glamour Dust around the base layer.

For my second card, I made a circle easel card. I stamped the little dog too and sat him in the basket - how cute!!

Here is the side view:

Click on the link below to see the stamp set:

The DT have made some fabulous examples, so pop over to the gallery for a look.

Hope you're having a good week xx

Monday, 2 May 2011


I've been such a bad blogger recently!!! Rest assured though, there has been plenty going on behind the scenes - I just cant share it with you yet ;(

To see the new stamps I've been making cards with for Little Claire's Designs, tune into Create and Craft (freeview 36, satellite 671) on Thursday 19 May at 9am and 2pm. Steve will be demonstrating 4 new stamp sets in the first show and showcasing some of Little Claire's much-loved original stamps in the second show.

Here's a card I made using the Ribbon Banner set from The Cutting Cafe:

I used pink, textured paper from my stash and some extremely pretty card that I picked up at the Manchester Central show last year - I think it's from Hunkydory.

I was inspired to make a flower by Amy Shaw as I went to her demo in Fleetwood on Saturday. Unfortunately, my tissue paper flowers turned out like bow-ties!!! So I resorted to my tried and trusted technique to make a grungy flower :)

Amy will be posting a tutorial on her blog, so I'll have to watch carefully!!

Click on the link below for Amy's blog - she has made some beautiful projects

Hope it's sunny where you are xx
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