Monday, 23 April 2012

Put Out the Bunting - New from Little Claire

Brand new on the Little Claire website today is a great set of bunting stamps - just perfect for summer cards and the upcoming royal celebrations!  You can find all the details plus lots of gorgeous cards made by the DT members here on the website.

I've made two cards with the stamps and combined them with the Little Claire Beach Huts set.

In the set you get a strip of 'ready made' bunting with little embellishments between the flags, other separate elements plus a complete bunting alphabet:

My top tip if you want your bunting evenly spaced and with the little twiddly bits on it is to stamp the 'ready made' bunting to suit the length of your message, then stamp your bunting letters and cut them out and glue them over the top.  It might sound time consuming but you get evenly spaced bunting plus the little extra ornaments perfectly placed too!

My second card also uses one of the Little Claire tag cards - I only wanted three panels so just trimmed the last one off:

The 'sand' is some torn Bazzill dotty paper and I've coloured the ribbons using two colours of Promarkers so they match the colouring on the images perfectly.  It's something I've always meant to try and I think I'll be doing it a lot more now!

I'd like to enter my cards in the following challenges:

That Craft Place - 'anything but square or rectangle' (second card)
Crafts 4 Eternity - 'something new' (the stamps!)
Shopping Our Stash - 'water related' (the beach)
Sweet Stampin' - 'use more than 1 ribbon'

A big thank you to everyone at Winter Wonderland - I had a lovely surprise yesterday when I found out that I'd won their recent 'think pink' challenge - thank you! 

I'll be back tomorrow with another great new idea from Little Claire - you're going to love this one too!!


  1. Beautiful cards Helen........I so love the Beach Hut Set......looking forward to Saturday and seeing all your lovely designs for the day....xx

  2. Great tip about the bunting Helen! Thanks- great cards too! HelenR x

  3. Beautiful projects! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  4. Lovely, cheery beach hut & bunting cards & great tip about placing the bunting x

  5. Clever card - great detail.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  6. Lovely creation! Thank you for playing along at That Craft Place this time x

  7. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week Helen. What adorable little houses and cute cute cute bunting.

  8. Lovely cards Helen. Such pretty colours and fab stamps too! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

  9. Beautiful card. So lovely idea with ribbons and colors.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “More than 1 Ribbon” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.


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Helen x


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