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Wednesday 25 November 2015

Inspiration post for SLSLines

Here is my inspiration post for you this month using an SLSLines image.

This time I used Sugar Plum Fairy coloured with Promarkers.

Just a simple easel card - starting with a white card blank. The image was placed on a separate piece of white card matted with red.


The base and easel were matted with Christmas paper from my stash...the easel stays up using a sentiment places on dimensionals.

Do have a look at the fabulous SLSLines images...and

don't forget the 'Autumn/Fall is in the Air' Challenge at SLSLines..


Happy Crafting!


With only four weeks until Christmas (eek), the Little Claire Team thought they would treat you to a Little Claire SALE so they're taking a WHOPPING 30% discount off all orders (subject to availability) from today until 10am on Thursday 26 November. Yes, all orders, online, telephone, email....just quote code GAP30 and you're away! Just as an example, one of our £6.00 stamps will only cost you £4.20, saving you £1.80! Or if you spend £20.00, then you'll save a massive £6.00!!! What are you waiting for? Hop over to our website here to grab yourself a bargain!

Take  alook at the Little Claire blog here

Have a lovely day and don't forget to order by Thursday 10am to get your 30% discount!

The Little Claire Team xxx

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Ike's World Challenges #51 Childhood

Today I would like to show you my make for Ike's World Challenges!

The current Challenge (#51) is "Childhood"...and this is my midway post...

 Today I have used one of my favourite Ike's images -  My New Shoes
I have made three ATCs using snippets from my scraps for the backgrounds
 and colouring the images with Promarkers.
Finally I added some embellishments...

Find Ike's images here

I hope you will join in the Challenge over at Ike's World

Happy Crafting!

Monday 23 November 2015

New Challenge at Crafting From the Heart

Moving on to our next  CHALLENGE  "always anything goes"

We have a great sponsor for you... 

Beccy's Place 

The super snowman image I am using is Sleepy Snowy

I just have an easel card to show you today...I started with a square card blank. This lies flat with the to side scored along the half way mark to form a 'mountain'. 
To this I added a further square of white card. I matted this square and the base with Christmas paper from 'The Night Before Christmas' paper pack.
I used Promarkers to colour the image and then cut it out with a nesting die.
This was then added to the easel. 
Two chipboard birds from my stash were used to keep the easel on place.

I love this image!!
I will link this to Crafting With Attitude Challenge #9
Look forward to seeing your makes at Crafting from the Heart!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday 22 November 2015

New Releases at SLSLines

Today I want to spotlight this super new image from SLSLines

I made this lovely little easel card with it...the image was coloured with Promarkers, fussy cut and attached to some sparkly card.

 The easel was matted with sparkly paper from my stash.
This is how it looks as it comes out of the envelope:

The stand is a chipboard shape from my stash...

You will find other SLS New Release makes here

Do have a look at the gorgeous SLSLines images...

Don't forget the 'AUTUMN/FALL is in the air' Challenge at SLSLines..


Happy Crafting!

Friday 20 November 2015

Another Alice ATC

I recently hopped through the celebration hops at Through the Craft Room Door - now on week 3!


I was lucky enough to win a prize - 2 digi's from The Stamping Boutique

This ATC uses Alice in Wonderland Keyhole - an image that has been on my wishlist for a while - and one that I thought was appropriate (Through the Craft Room Door?)

Redcard matted with torn handmade paper from India, a little Promarker on the image, torn out and distressed with 'worn lipstick' and two keys added...

I will link this to Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge #185

Happy Crafting!

New Challenge at Creative Fingers

A new Challenge starts today at Creative Fingers

This challenge we're being sponsored by


The theme is as always Anything Goes
The team were kindly given some images to play with - and I was lucky enough to use
Valentine Angel - which became a Christmas Angel, coloured with Promarkers.
This is a 'flip card' base - I started with a Christmas green purchased base - and matted this with paper from FSC 'The night Before Christmas' paper pack.

The sentiment on the flip side came from 'Cosy Christmas' mat pack - a member's freebie from Create and Craft, distressed with 'evergreen bough'.

Finally I added some snowflakes...

Do go over and see the winners of the last Challenge and what the CF DT have made!!

Hope you will join the Creative Fingers Challenge!

Happy Crafting!

LOC Challenge #105

The Challenge that starts today at Left of Center
is 'Add a Sentiment'
sponsored by Alicia Bel

I have used A Lass with a Turkey in an ATC -
 I coloured the image with Promarkers and glitter and fussy cut her out.

The background and base were snippets from my scraps - and the button and twine from my stash.

I found the sentiment online...

Happy Crafting!

 Looking forward to seeing your LOC projects!

Thursday 19 November 2015

Smeared and Smudged November 2015 Member Blog Hop

Susan R. - You are here!
Susan S.

There aren't many of us this time so do hop through and see what there is to see -
all will be posted today by 9am PST!

This is my make:

So first my grunge-y background...
I don't suppose I would try this technique on my own - it's the sort of experiment my husband and chemistry teacher daughter like to play with.

Here is a link on Flickr to the video I made of preparing my board or see it on facebook here

 Hope you can see one of the links - the video is rather long but watching a little will give you the idea ...basically electricity is passed through a piece of plywood coated with sodium bicarbonate solution to produce burnt figures. The electricity is produced using a microwave transformer.

This is the result: burnt, grimy, dirty - grunge-y!

I also photographed it to print out (smaller) twice in a sort of greyscale...

 I printed two skulls straight onto the wood using a Smeared Ink rubber stamp designed by Rick St Dennis and Versafine.

Next, taking copies of the photograph I overprinted with Teri Sherman's Bah Humbug Tree.

I added colour with Promarkers, paperpieced the skulls with beige paper and distressed the skulls and edges with Scattered Twigs.

For the 'Bah Humbug' I used chipboard letters, applying black gesso on texture paste printed with a rubber texture stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

Finally I added a sparkly skeleton and two clip on sparkly spiders:

As you can see it is 'Creepmassy'!

 Hope you will join me in 12 Days of Creepmas in December!

Happy Crafting!