Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Snoopy Flying High!

This is a birthday I have made using a cute and fun Snoopy stamp. The stamp I used for this card is called Snoopy Flying High.
I stamped the image with a Tuxedo Black ink pad. I coloured in the stamped image with ProMarkers. I added Glossy Accents to Snoopy's nose and goggles.

I cut panels of patterned paper and dark brown card for the background. I attached the Snoopy image with small silver brads from Stampin' Up.

The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up. The style of the font is ideal for male cards. I stamped the sentiment onto a flag shaped piece of white card. I added a button with linen thread to the edge of the flag. To finish the card I added Chips Card Candi from Craftwork Cards.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Girly Tree

Little Claire have launched a new set of embellishments to use with their Changing Tree stamp set. The new set is called Changing Tree Girly Embellishments. It contains seven stamps to add to your tree base (tree base comes with the main Changing Tree stamp set). The images are hanging shoes, hairdryer, basket of flowers, handbag, lipstick, perfume & wine bottle & glass, all for just £3.99.
These are two cards I have made using the new Changing Tree Girly Embellishments stamps.
For my first card (above) I have used the original Changing Tree trunk and stamped the embellishments above it.  The card blank was cut using Nestabilities. The 21 was stamped using the Daisy Dot Alphabet & Numbers Stamp Set also from Little Claire. The circle sentiments for both cards are from Little Claire's Dictionary Definitions stamp set.

For my second card I use the  Changing Tree Girly Embellishments stamps to create a background paper. I used ProMarkers to colour the stamped images. The rosette stamp is from Georgina's Rosettes.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Winter mittens

One of my favourite Christmas patterns is the  red and white Scandinavian inspired designs. When I saw this wrapping paper in my local Wilkinsons store I just had to have it for my card making. I used the paper for the background of this card.
The cute mittens were cut out using a Sizzix Winter Mittens die. I cut the main mittens from red card and the white top from white pearlescent card which I also added Stickles to for extra sparkle. I embossed the red section with a stripped embossing folder. Along the embossed lines I added white faux stitching and Stickles.

I added the mittens to a square embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. I also added red ribbon and a bow. This was then attached to a blue square of card and then to the card.
The circle sentiment was a Christmas die cut sentiment  from Little Claire. I added this to a circle cut with Nestabilities Lacey Circles die.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Little Claire's new home!

Little Claire have just opened a Design Studio packed full of their latest stamps, die cuts and stickers together with FREE parking and a nice cup of tea!

The address is: The Old Barn, Ledsham Village, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 0NE. Telephone: 0151 339 2322

The Design Studio is open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am – 3pm. Saturdays will commence Saturday 17 November 10am – 1pm.

For further details please see the Little Claire's website.

So if you're in the area or fancy a craft trip out why not pop by and say hi!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Hobbycrafts Show, SECC, Glasgow

Are you going to the Hobbycrafts Show at the SECC, Glasgow?

Craftwork Cards have a special discount voucher for you to use on their stand D28 during the show.
Simply right click the image and print it out, bring it with you to the show and present it at Craftwork Cards till when paying for your crafty goodies and you will receive 10% off all products purchased!

Enjoy your shopping!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Decopatch'ed books

These are two booked I have Decopatch'ed. I have chosen to use soft pastel coloured papers with a rose design theme.
The two book blanks were bought from The Artistic Stamper.

Thursday, 18 October 2012


This is a pretty butterfly birthday card I have made. You may have seen it featured on Little Claire's blog yesterday.
The butterfly stamps I used to create the background pattern and the embellishments around the greeting are from the Butterfly Tree stamp set by Little Claire. I stamped the butterflies using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. I coloured the images with ProMarkers.I used Baby Pink, Cocktail Pink and Antique Pink.
I added the coloured patterned square to a square of pink card. I used Nestabilities to cut out the stamped greeting and frame. The greeting stamps is part of the Lazy Days stamp set again from Little Claire. I added this to patterned square. Before adding it to the card blank I punched holes and threaded pink ribbon through.
The single groups of butterflies I stamped to go around the greeting, I also added Stickles to the wings and brown Cosmic Shimmer PVA to the bodies. There were added to the card with foam pads. To finish the card I added faux stitching and pearls.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Tweet, tweet! A Christmas birdhouse

Looking for something different for your Christmas cards this year? Why not pop over to Craftwork Cards blog today to see my Christmas Birdhouse card using the lovely Birdhouse shaped cards, Winter Frost papers and Candi Stamps - Christmas Wreath & Icon, all from Craftwork Cards.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Little Claire Monthly Blog Challenge - DT card

Today is the start of Little Claire Monthly Challenge, number 26 . The theme of the challenge is 'New Arrivals'. The card I have made is for a Baby's Christening.
The Little Claire stamped I used on the card are Changing Tree Baby Embellishments and Changing Tree for the main tree and flower border. The bunting was stamped using Little Claire's Bunting stamp set. The sentiment is from 'Room with a View' Christening stamp set. I used ProMarkers to colour the stamped image.
This month's blog prize is a selection of Trimcraft Garden Party items - a paper pack, two sets of stickers and ribbons. And Little Claire Die Cut Sheet

For more details of the challenge and the other DT cards please see Little Claire's blog.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

New Home

This is a new home card I made using the pretty Floral Birdhouse stamp set from Hobby Art.
I stamped the image with a tuxedo black Memento ink pad onto smooth white card. I coloured the Birdhouse with ProMarkers. I punch the bottom edge with a Eyelet punch from Stampin' Up. I attached a strip of ribbon before mounted the coloured image onto a panel of dark green card.
I mounted the coloured image onto additional panel of dark green card and patterned paper. I stamped additional single flowers which I coloured and added to the card. I used a jewellery tag punch again from Stampin' Up for the tiny tag. I wrote the greeting onto it. To finish I added various Stickles, faux stitching and a bow.


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Little owl family

This is a card I have made using the new Little owl family stamp by Little Claire. The stamp could be used for so may different occasions.

I stamped the owl image onto smooth white card and coloured with ProMarkers. I used tan, olive and peach tones.  I cut out the coloured image and brown frame using Nestabilities. On a kraft card blank I attached a square of patterned paper and a strip of brown card.

The circle sentiment I used was from the Sunshine sentiments set also by Little Claire. I stamped this in white onto brown card. I cut it out using Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies.  I added the sentiment to the card with foam pads. To finish the card I added buttons, a paper flowers and faux stitching.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Baby Changing Tree

These are two cards I have made using the new Changing Tree Baby Embellishments stamp sets. The new baby embellishments co-ordinate with the original tree trunk from the Changing Tree stamp set.
For my first card (above) I have used a neutral lilac colour scheme. I have used the the new Changing Tree Baby Embellishments stamps both to decorate the tree and also for the background pattern on the card. I used ProMarkers to colour the stamped tree image. I mounted the coloured image onto an scalloped edge oval which I cut from lilac gingham paper which is also available from Little Claire. The circle sentiment is from the Dictionary Definitions stamp set again bu Little Claire. To finish I added faux stitching, a gingham bow and lilac Card Candi.

For my second card (above) I used the new Changing Tree Baby Embellishments and the tree trunk Changing Tree stamps. I also used two more stamps sets from Little Claire, Bunting for the bunting sentiment and Georgina's Buttons & Stitching Stamp Set for the large buttons. For the background and border I used pale blue and pale green gingham papers from Little Claire. To finish I added faux stitching, ribbon bow, Stickles and Glossy Accents.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Little Claire's Monthly Stamp Club

It's the beginning of a new month so it's time for this months new Monthly Stamp Club set from Little Claire. This month's set is called Village Scene. It's lovely winter scene is just right for your Christmas cards or winter birthdays.
These are two cards I have made with the set. The circle sentiments I have used on both cards are Christmas Sentiments set also from Little Claire.
For my first card (above) I have used ProMarkers to colour the stamped image. I cut around the coloured image and added it to a panel of dark blue card. I added Polar White FlowerSoft for snow. I then stamped the tree again and coloured it before adding it with foam pads. I stamped a snowflake image with a blue ink pads onto a scalloped edge card blank. I also added a punched edge strip, pearls and faux pearls to complete the card.

For my second card I cover the stamped image with Glitter Sparkle self adhesive sheet available from Little Claire. I also used a snowflake stamps to stamp the snowflakes onto the card blank and black card. To finish this card I added ribbon and gems.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Memory Lane

Have you seen my cards on Craftwork Cards blog today? There is a selection of four cards for a variety of occassions. All the cards have been made using the Memory Lane - Project of the Month kit from Craftwork Cards.

So why not pop across to the Craftwork Cards blog to see my cards.