Friday 31 October 2014

Christmas Countdown !!

Morning guys..

  my turn for the Little Claire friday project and I have a Christmas Countdown for you to make using  the Christmas Snowmen stamp set !!

You will need:
green, white and black card
Dovecraft Back to Basic Christmas paper
Die cut letters and numbers
wooden peg
red ribbon
3d foam tape

1: Cut a  piece of cardboard 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and two pieces of your pattern paper one 3" x 5" and 5 1/4" x 5" and then glue to front.

 2: Cut a 4 1/4" scalloped circle in green card, a 3 1/2" plain circle of white card and another one 3"

3: Stamp your snowmen onto the 3" white circle, colour in and then mount onto the 3 1/2" circle, then mount onto the green scallop circle. Now add a black wiggly line to edge and some stickles.

4: Just lay your scallop circle onto the front of your covered board and glue your die cut letters around top. Don't worry if you haven't any die cut letters because you could stamp or hand write them instead. Now draw a wiggly black line all round edges.

5: Now attach green scallop circle to front using 3d foam tape.
6: Cut 12 pieces of green card  3 1/2" x 3" and 24 pieces of white card  2 3/4" x 2 3/4".

7: Glue a piece of white card to the front and back to each of the 12 of green card leaving a just over 1/2" at top. Now draw a black wiggle line round edge of white card.

8: Now add die cut numbers 1 - 12

8: Flip them over and add die cut number 13-24

9: Cover front of wooden peg with pattern paper and add a big red ribbon bow

10: All you have to do now is clip your countdown numbers to the front of your board and it is complete !!

Here's another one using the other snowman stamp in the set and using red card instead of green.

 You don't have to make a Christmas countdown, why not a birthday countdown or holiday one ??    You're sure to find the right stamp for any occasion on the Little Claire website !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Catz; anything goes
Divas by Design: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

Monday 27 October 2014


is a campervan and a fab Little Claire stamp which you can find HERE !!

I've always wanted a campervan to pootle about in.....I would have made a great hippy !!

Anyway back to Daisy....I've made a sun ray background with 40 strips of paper from the Minds Eye collection called Lost & Found and inked all the edges ( nearly lost the will to live doing this ), but I love the effect.

This has then been layered onto a piece of script paper from the same collection and then mounted onto a scallop card base..

Daisy has been stamped and then paper pieced, fussy cut out and mounted onto 3d foam tape, then stamped the "Just For You" border. inked , then distressed the edges.

Finished off with a shabby chic flower made with the paper and some lacey ribbon.

Oh for flower power days......not sure about the free love thing though

Would love to enter:
Amusing: anything goes
Scribble & Scrap: #30 anything goes
Artbymiran: anything goes

Monday 20 October 2014

White on White

Morning peeps....hope you all had a fab weekend !!

 Poor old car has gone in to have a full service this morning, so a day at home for me today !!

This is my last post as a GDT for House Mouse and Friends and I have had super fun playing with my mousey stamps !!  Thanks guys for having me on board !!

Now "White on White" is the theme this time and one of my favourites !!

This is going to be one of my special christmas cards for a special friend...

The stamp is called "Warm Cup" and this cute little fellow sure looks cosy...

Used two embossing folders to create my background and loads of dies to cut my wreath and borders. Coloured with Spectrum Noirs and finished off with loads of sparkle using stickles and a few glitter domes !!

Check out all the mousey fun over at

Would love to enter:
Allsorts: ambossing
Polkadoodles: christmas fun
Sister Act card Challenges; anything goes 

Saturday 11 October 2014

Christmas at Little Claire !!

...well I'm sure you peeps are now trying to think about Christmas even if you don't want too, so perhaps our Christmas challenge at Little Claires will get you started !!

I've gone with a non traditoinal christmas card using "Let It Snow" and one of the sentiments from "Little Robin Redbreast"

Elephants make me smile, they remind me of my he wasn't a big man in size, he spent three years in India during the war and bought back some wooden carved elephants which I adored and started me on my own collection !!
This little elephant is so sweet,  I've coloured him in using Spectrum Noir pens, added some frantages, lots of stitching, pearls, ribbon and the paper is from my stash, then finished off with some sparkle using stickles and a snowflake brad.
Now why get started with your chistmas cards and enter the challenge,  this super prize is up for grabs !!

1 x white spots on red
1 x red spots on white
1 x red tartan
1 x brown tartan
1 x snowflakes on pale blue
1 x vanilla Bazzill card
1 x pack bling
1 x Joy, Hope & Wonder stamp
1 x double sided tape
1 x A4 sheet Christmas designs
1 x 10 Flower Cards & envelpoes.

Would love to enter:
Fab'n'Funky: anything with ribbon
Aud Sentiments Challenge: anything goes with a sentiment
Deep ocean Challenge; christmas in october

Thursday 9 October 2014

Doo Lally Pip

Well its bright and breezy today and its a good day to dry my washing !!

I must be Doo Lally Pip !!

When I started to play with my Doo Lally Pip stamps by Lindsay Mason I was going to make a male card............well I wanted to have a purple coat for him, but he sort of changed sex and turned onto a her,  hence " Create Your Own Style" !!
Distress ink water splattered background, mixture of Doo LallyPip stamps, Clear Rock Candy crackle paint and Spectrum Noir pens !! And bad photo lighting.....

Lindsay Mason will be at AMOM this Saturday if you have time then pop along,  you won't be disappointed !!

Would love to enter:
ABC challenges: U is for unique anything goes challemge
Love to Scrap; anything goes
Not Just Cards: always anything goes

Monday 6 October 2014

Buttons and Bows

Oh dear chilly again last night , but I did find my knee blanket out ( isn't that sad....)

Well the time has flown by and its time for another challenge at House Mouse and Friends which is "Buttons and Bows" !!

This is my third mousey creation as a GDT for House Mouse and Friends and am I really enjoying it !!  

 Here is the cute  HM "Daisy Float" dreaming of all sorts of lovely things......

Stamped my image onto white card and then paper pieced the whole image ( yes it is paper pieced ) adding some shading with Spectrum Noir pens. The papers are by Dovercraft called "Sugar & Spice", loads of matting and layering, faux stitching,  pearls, buttons and bows !!
Now you can see why it's hard for me to do a CAS cards.....
Now why not join in the mousey fun and see all the fab mousey makes over at
A few fab prizes to be won !!

Would love to enter:
Crafty Ribbons; buttons and ribbon
Cute Card Thursday: spots and dots
Whimsy Inspiration: anything goes

Sunday 5 October 2014


My word peeps it was chilly last night and this morning and thoughts of christmas came to mind......but the sun has come out now and warmed things up a bit this afternoon !!

Anyhoo I have this sweet christmas card to share with you.

I've used a set of stamps designed by Lindsay Mason called "Winter Critters"

Very cute and very me !!
  For my card I have just made an inky background with distress inks splattered with water, then stamped my fox and rabbits, coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and fussy cut out. Made a hill with a piece of torn white card then stamped the trees on top. Mounted the animals on 3d foam and attached on the hill, finished off with frantage for the snow and a stamped sentiment from a set by Sue Dix called "A Time For Family". I then mounted this piece onto a 6" x 6" card base.

Now were did I leave my knee blanket......

Would love to enter:
Penny Black and More: get ahead for christmas
Buckwells Crafty Challenge; anything goes

Thursday 2 October 2014

Take three...

 cute snowmen and put them in a bauble with some snow and get this !!

 A fab colourful christmas decoration which is so easy to make !!

The bauble comes with a centre circle divider and on both sides of this I have glued my cute stamped snowmen scene ( Little Claire Stamp Club set), then added some loose fine white flower soft for snow and finished of with some tartan ribbon.

For my card I have used from the Christmas Snowmen set just the snowflakes and one of the sentiment stamps.

The snowflakes have been stamped and then embossed with white embossing powder onto kraft card.  I then made a border strip from another piece of kraft card, some patterened paper from my stash, a bobble trim, gems and stamped one of the sentiments, finished of with a very big blue ribbon bow !!

Now who would like to WIN this  "Christmas Snowman" set of stamps and a fab kit to make a special project ??

then make sure you pop over to

 Would love to enter:
Craft-Dee Bowz: anything goes with a handmade bow
Not Just Cards: always anything goes
Sentimental Sundays: use kraft card stock

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Christmas Snowmen

is this months Little Claire Stamp Club set !!

And they are adorable and great fun too  !!

How's this for adorable....

Lots of mat and layering,  snowflake embossing,  glitter ( my usual stickles !!),  gems,  coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and finished with some pink ribbon and a bow....

Now a bit of fun.....

I love the smaller accessory stamps as you can make super cards just using them as I have with the cute snowmen border and one of the sentiment stamps.

You just have to smile at these disappearing snowmen don't you.   A simple card with loads of sparkle !!

Christmas really is just round the corner now.......

Would love to enter:
Christmas Card Challenge: anything goes with christmas/ winter
Crafting When We Can: no designer papers
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