Thursday, 28 February 2013

Little Claire workshops

Looking for a crafty day out this June? Why not join Little Claire, Heidi Green and me, for a fun day of cardmaking using Little Claire stamps. It's on Saturday 1 June in Larkfield, Kent and Sunday 2 June in Crawley. For more details please see the posters below or contact Little Claire..

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

More new stamps from Little Claire

Today Little Claire are launching the final two new stamps for this week. The stamps are Tulip Cat and Horse. These are some cards I have made with the new stamps.
For my first card I used the new Tulip Cat stamp (right) along with the new Girl Cat (left) and Little Doggies (centre) stamps were launched this week by Little Claire too.

I stamped the Doggies image first and then masked it off before stamping the Tulip Cat and Girl Cat stamps. I used ProMarkers to stamp the images.

For my next two cards I used the new Horse stamp. Both cards were coloured with ProMarkers.
For the first Horse card I also used Georgina's Rosette stamps for the sentiment and Save the Date! stamp set for the number 21, which are both available from Little Claire. I thought the rosette stamp set was ideal choice to go with the horse card.
For my second card I used a different colour scheme of pink and brown. I used Georginas buttons and stitching stamp set from Little Claire for the stitching. To finish I added some buttons.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

New stamp from Little Claire

Today's new stamp launch from Little Claire is the beautiful Butterfly Blossom. These are two cards I have made with the stamps.
For my first stamp I stamped the Butterfly Blossom stamp with a Memento ink pad. I coloured the image with ProMarkers before cutting it out.  I later attached this to the card blank with foam pads. I also stamped and coloured additional butterflies.
For the background I embossed a piece of white card with a Creative Expressions Tied Together embossing folder. I attached this to a piece of lilac card. I also punch a strip of lilac card which I added to the card blank. The sentiment stamp is also by Little Claire. I added Cosmic Shimmer PVA glues to the centre of the butterflies and flowers. And Stickles to the butterflies. To finish I added faux stitching and pearls.

For my second card I stamped the Butterfly Blossom stamp with a dark blue ink all over a card blank. I also stamped and coloured additions butterflies which I cut out and attached the the card blank. I added Stickles to the finish.

Inside the card I stamped the Butterfly Blossom stamp and sentinment.

For more details about the new stamps and other DT cards please visit Little Claire's blog.

Monday, 25 February 2013

New stamps from Little Claire

Little Claire are launhing two new stamps today Girl Cat and Little Doggies. There more new stamps launching tomorrow and Wednesday too!

This is a card I have made using the Girl Cat stamp.

I stamped the cat image with a Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I coloured in the image with ProMarkers.

Little Claire have two sets of these two stamps to giveaway (two winners will each receive a 'girl cat' & 'little doggies' stamp) For your chance to win, simply comment on today's new stamps on
Little Claire's blog - simple! All posts to be received by 10am tomorrow (Tues 26 Feb 2013) and the 2 winners will be chosen at random.

To enter the competition and to see other DTs sample cards please visit Little Claire's blog.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Little Claire's Friday Project

For step-by-step instructions on how to make my card, pop across to Little Claire's blog today. The card using two brand new stamps, Tulip Cat and Little Doggies which will be lauched next week but are available for pre-order today!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

More daisies...

This is another card I have made using the lovely Daisies stamp from Hobby Art. The first card I made with this stamp I used a simple white and green colour scheme. For this card I have used a range of pinks.
I stamped the image with a Memento ink pad. I coloured the image with Copics and ProMarkers. I cut out the frame shapes and coloured image with Nestabilities Labels 8. I added the dark pink frame to the coloured image with foam pads.

I stamped the daisies image onto the die cut panel with white image. I also used the daisies stamp to create a patterned background. I layered all the panels onto a square card blank. The sentiment stamp is also from Hobby Art. I also added ribbon and a bow. To finish I added faux stitching and faux pearls.

Little Claire sale!

Little Claire are having a sale! There's a great selection of stamps, cards and paper on offer.

Pop over to the Little Claire's Website and Blog for further details.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


These are two ATCs I have made for the Craftwork Cards ATC swap. I hadn't made ATCs before but I like to trying something new and I'm so glad I did. I really enjoyed making the ATCs. I like their small size. For both cards I used Craftwork Cards Kraft card as the base.
My first card I called 'Flowers in a frame'.

The black frame is from Craftwork Cards Fabulous frames pad. I stamped the flower heads and leaves using the Build a Bloom Candi stamps. I stamped a butterfly using the Butterflies and Blooms stamp set. I attached this to the card and added Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue for the body. To finish I added Candi which I glittered.

My second card I called 'Patchwork bird house'.

I used Craftwork Cards Pretty Little Patterns papers for this ATC. To create the shapes I used a Birds 'n' Trees template. To finish I added faux stitching with a black fineliner.

For more details and to see other ATCs in the swap pop over to yesterday's Craftwork Cards blog post.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Little Claire Challenge - DT card

This is my DT card for the new Little Claire blog challenge that starts today. The theme is Love and Romance.

This month's challenge prize is

Lots of 'Riverbank Revels' goodies:
Wooden Elements, Mini Pegs, Washi Tape, Paper Lace Doilies, Twine, Paper Flowers, Cards & Envelopes (8 pack), Glitter Stickers (Travel)
For my DT card I used the lovely Changing Tree  stamp set by Little Claire. I started by stamping the tree base then I stamped all the hearts, leaves and flowers. I coloured the image with ProMarkers. The spotty paper and sentiment tag are also from Little Claire.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


This is a card I have made using the new Foam Mounted Daisies stamp from Hobby Art.
To start I cut a piece of smooth white card. I stamped the centre daisy image first using a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. I also stamped the design onto a post-it note and cut out the flowers and leaves to create a mask. I places these over the first stamped image and then stamped the daisy design on each side. I coloured the stamped image with Copics and ProMarkers. I mounted the coloured image onto dark green card. I had punched rounded corners on the bottom corners of both piece of card.
I cut a strip of dark green card and punched one long edge with a Stampin' Up Eyelet punch before adding it across the coloure image.
The sentiment is a stamp from the Scene-it Sentiments Stamp Set also by Hobby Art. I cut out the sentiment and frame with Nestabilities. I punched holes at the sides and threaded through ribbon. I also added this to the coloured image before attaching to the scalopped edge card blank from Craftwork Cards. I stamped and coloured two daisy flower heads which I cut out and added to the card. To finish I added white and black faux stitching.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Love, hearts and roses

I am entering my card into two challenges:
The Artistic Stamper blog challenge - the theme is Hearts and Flowers
Lisa B. Designs blog challenge -  the theme is Love.
I started by decorating a white scalloped edge card from Craftwork Cards. I used the large rose stamp from the lovely Botanical 3 stamp set from The Artistic Stamper. I used a pink ink pad and green maker pen to colour the stamp before stamping it all-over the card blank. I stamped the script stamp over the top using a light brown ink pad. The script stamp I used was Calligraphic Mat 11 also by The Artistic Stamper. I distressed the edges with a brending tool and pink ink pads.
 I die cut a white hearts and a pink heart frame using X-Cut heart dies.  I used the love stamp from The Artistic Stamper's Journaling Words #1 stamp set for the sentiment. I added the pink frame to the white heart with foam pads. I stamped the a large rose and smaller roses, both stamps are from Botanical 3 stamp. I first stamped them in green ink and then again seperatly in pink ink. I cut out the pink roses (not including the leaves) and attached them onto the green stamped rose and leaf.

I attached the heart to the card blank and then attached the roses, either directly to the heart or with foam pads.

 To finish the card I added white faux stitching, a white ribbon bow and faux pearls.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

New catalogue and competition from Little Claire

Little Claire have launched their new 2013 catalogue today (which was designed by me!). To download your copy just pop over to the Little Claire website.

There is also a new competition launched today on Little Claire's blog to win the new Hearts and Flowers stamp set.

To be in with the chance of winning leave a comment on Little Claire's blog post answering this question:

One of the sentiments contained within the set says 'wish BIG!' if you were granted a big wish what would it be?
The winner will be announced after 10am Monday 11 February. Good luck!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Crafty inspiration

Looking for some crafty inspiration today? Why not pop across to Craftwork Cards blog and take a look at my blog post - One sketch three birthday cards.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

New workshop afternoon date

New workshop date at The Artistic Stamper - Saturday 23 March  2-5pm. Come and join me for a fun afternoon making cards using lovely Artistic Stamper stamps. For more details or to book please see The Artistic Stamper website or call the shop on 01795 597757.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Little Claire's February Stamp Club

The first of the month again so it's the launch of the next Stamp Club set from Little Claire. This months set is Hearts and Flowers.

It contains a lovely selection of stamps, which include a border of flowers and hearts, a hearts and flowers tree, lavender planter, a little hedgehog and three individual greetings.

These are two cards I have made using the stamp set.

For my first card I used the strip stamp to create a square border on a square of white card. I stamped the hedgehog and coloured this and the border with ProMarkers. I stamped the sentiment below the hedgehog. I cut this out and the circle frames with Nestabilities. I added the stamped square onto the a square of brown card before adding to am kraft card blank. I attached the hedgehog and frames with foam pads.

For my second card I used two panels from a Little Claire's green tag card for the card blank. I stamped the tree and sentiment with a black Memento ink pad and coloured the tree with ProMarkers. I cut out the tree image and mounted it onto a panel of green card before adding to the tag card. To finish I added ribbon, a black faux pearl and faux stitching.