Friday, 1 August 2014

Sunflowers !!

What always puts a smile on your face...but Sunflowers !! And this months Little Claire Stamp Club set is all about Sunflowers.

 I love this set and have had a ball with my repeat stamping and fussy cutting to create this 3D shadow box card which does fold down flat for posting !!


I have just used the little scene stamp, die cut a couple of trees and fence, stamped and fussy cut out the one sunflower, faux stitching coloured in  using Spectrum Noir pens  and finished off with a big gingham bow !!

My second  make is this cute corner bookmark.

A bright and cheerful gift for any book lover !!

Lots more fabulous inspiration to be found by the team over at Little Claires !!

Would love to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks; anything goes
Divas by Design: anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays: always anything goes
Digi Choosday Challenges; lots of layers

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

News Flash !!

More goodies have been added to the Little Claire sale including distress inks, paper and card !!

Gardening Birdhouse

is the second new release stamp from Little Claire and you can find it HERE.  All the fab birdhouse stamps sit nicely onto the Changing Birdhouse stand or hang from the branch

It's easy to make a little scene just by taking a white piece of card and inking a cloud effect background, then stamp your stand and birdhouse and colour ( I've used my promarkers) With a couple of green promarkers just flick small lines here, there and everywhere around the bottom of the stand to create grass ( does take a bit ot time ) Then stamp the birdhouse again onto a small piece of white card and fussy cut out the deckchair, flower pot and spade and colour. Decoupage this onto the main image. Finish off by adding a sentiment, some die cut ivy, a die cut fence ( mounted on 3d foam ) and one cute robin !!

Would love to enter:
2 Cute Ink Challenge : anything goes
Crafting from the Heart: always anything goes

Monday, 28 July 2014


This is such an elegant card for me, but then wedding cards should be special.  This would also make a super anniversary card.

Changing Birdhouse Wedding Stamp is one of the new release stamps from Little Claires which I decided to hang from a heart.

A simple card to make using paper from my stash, two die cut hearts, lace, pearls and ribbon bows.
Would love to enter:
Fairytale Stampers: ribbon/lace
We Do Doobadoo : celebrations
Crafty Catz: anything goes

Friday, 25 July 2014

Vellum Flowerhead

Morning guys !!

It's my turn for a Little Claire friday project for you and I thought I would show you how to make this pretty card using " Flowerhead " and a sentiment from " Fabulous Day "

You will need:
Flowerhead and Fabulous Day stamps
A pink 6" x 6" card blank
I sheet of vellum
Embossing folder
I  fancy white die cut shape
White embossing powder
White card
Versamark ink pad
Heat gun
Black Versafine ink pad
3D foam
A few pearls

1: Stamp with versamark and emboss with white powder onto vellum,  3 Flowerheads.

2: Cut out and lightly colour on back of each with pink. I have used Spectrum Noir PL1.

3: Cut a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square of vellum and emboss. You can use any patteren you like. You may find with some embossing folders the vellim will crack, don't worry about it.

4: Die cut any fancy shape you like in white card about 4 1/4" to 4 1/2"  I have used Spellbinders Nestsbilities Luscious Labels. Then stamp sentiment .

5: Glue embossed vellum square onto card front, then mount white fancy square onto 3d foam on top of this. Then using a small piece of 3d foam on each of the flowers arrange and attach around sentiment.

6: Finish off by adding pearls to centres of the flowers and one small one for dot of i on sentiment.

Here's the same card, but I have used two colours of flowers and used a different design embossing folder and small pink pearls.

Why not give Flowerhead vellum flowers a try and see what design you can create !!

Would love to enter:
Simon Says Stamp: embossing (mine is heat and dry embossing
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: anything goes(must be square)
Tuesday Throwdown: handmade flowers


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

My Gift

is one of the 4 New Release stamps from Crafty Sentiments Designs !! Such a lovely christmas image.......

I've made a 3D gift pouch out of a 6" x 6" kraft card which you could tuck chocolate, money, tickets, jewellery etc into and give as a present.

You just open up your card and score it at 4 1/2" up from one of the 6" ends to form your pocket.

 Don't worry about the middle score line as it will now be covered with paper front and back then embossed. At this point I lightly ink all over with vintage photo distress ink to pick up the embossing detail and then folded up the flap and glued to form the pocket.

The top is decorated with half a doily, lace bow, paper bow, two die cut snow flakes and a button

On the pocket I have die cut a big snow flake and stamped my Happy Christmas,  frilled some lace at the bottom, then die cut 3 christmas tress and sprinkled with thick white embossing powder to look like snow, die cut a fence and two robins and finally stamped and coloured "My Gift" image using Spectrum Noir pens ( for the very first time !!)  used some fine flowersoft around her hood, dress cuff and pom pom, then fussy cut out adding more white embossing power. All has been mounted on 3D foam tape.

Now pop over to the Inspirational Blog and see all the fab projects by the other team members !!

Would love to enter:
Deep Ocean challenge: lots of layers
PaperTake Weekly: its a jolly holiday
All Crafts Challenge; anything but a card
Hiding In My craftroom: christmas in july

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

"Hello Ewe"

This is a hello and goodbye really...

I have been almost 2yrs on the Crafty Sentiments Design Team and have had so much fun with them and working with Suzette's stamps, but I am now stepping down from the fabulous team so this will be my last challenge post. Many thanks to Suzette for having me  aboard and also crafyt hugs to Jan and Caz who are also moving on !! I will be back on Wednesday with a New Release project so watch out for that !!

So here is my card for our challenge this week which is

and my hand coloured image is "Hay You"
(( I did say it should have been called "Hello Ewe" ) )

 Made my sun ray backing paper with Stampin Up papers and inked all the edges.

 Coloured with Spectrum Noir pens for the very first time and NEED alot more practice !! Gave texture to my cute ewe with fine Flower Soft and also used it on the letters "EWE"

Finished off again with perals, but I coloured them to match and some ribbon bows and buttons !!

The super prize up for grabs is

You won't have trouble spaending this !!

Check out the challenge now and see what the fab team have been upto !!

Don'r forget to check back on Wednesday.....

Would love to enter: 

2 Cute Ink Challenges: anything goes
Crafting From The Heart: always anything goes
Wag's 'n' Whiskers: anything goes
Cute Card Thusday; fun in the sun