Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas + Update

Well it's almost a week until Christmas, we hope you've all got your cards written and sent!? It's been a busy few weeks for us here at Little Tiger Creations but we're beginning to wind down for the festivities but fear not we will still be here, working on new designs and working on current orders. Don't forget to check back for some sneak previews of our latest commissions.

Everyone at Little Tiger Creations would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Here's a sneak peek at a very simple evening invite we've recently designed.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Christmas Madness

It's almost that time of year again, time to dust off the Christmas decorations and tree and to start thinking about writing your Christmas cards, so why not grab a bargain at LTC and send handmade cards to your friends and family?

Have a look at the website and our gallery on here for some of the cards we have to offer and get in touch on

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Little Jobs Take The Longest!!

Why is it that when you say to yourself, it'll just be a little job it becomes a mammoth task.  Kate and I had decided that the Little Tiger Creations website needed a bit of a revamp.  With the majority of our work focusing on bespoke cards at the moment we felt it needed it's own little section.

So the big task was started this morning and I'm very pleased to say that after many hours of work on this rainy Sunday, it is now completed and we hope that you find it much easier to use.

We've updated our testimonials page as we had some very kind words from our clients this week and it's always nice to share these on the site.

You may notice if you're looking through the old blogs that the photographs aren't showing, this is because in the big revamp we've renamed all the image files to make them easier to manage.  I do hope to get them all updated to the correct ones so they show again but this will take time.  Thank you for your patience. some lovely gifts a lovely bride to be has ordered.

Arline's wedding colours are purple and silver and she loved the magnet we made up for Sarah that she asked for her very own in her wedding colours.

As always, I apologise for my dodgy camera as the magnet is really a deep purple rather than the odd blue that is shown here.

The galleries on the website have been updated so please take the time to have a nosey through them and let us know what you think.

Hope you have all had a good weekend and are ready for whatever Monday brings.

Little Tiger Creations Update

Little Tiger Creations is undergoing some big changes, the galleries are changing to become more "organised" to make the site more user friendly. And we are adding more and more new pieces on a regular basis. If there's a design you would like to use please get in touch, most designs can be altered to suit your needs. Let us know what you think of the new look website and the designs, leave us a message here or why not drop us an email at

We've also just finished a wedding order for a lovely bride to be so check back soon for some sneak previews of the design! The Christmas cards are coming along nicely and we've had a lot of interest, so please see the shop on our website to grab a bargain or two before they're all gone!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Tis The Season......Apparently

Since Jac showed a sneak preview of the cards she's been working on I thought it was only right to show off some of my work too!

There's something about this design I really like, it's simple and yet very pretty. Not bad for an idea that popped into my head eh?!

The traditional Christmas tree and presents theme just has to appear on at least one card doesn't it?!

Anyway, that's enough from me, must get on with some more card making!!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Christmas Is Coming (Far Too Quickly)

It is now only one pay day until Christmas!  That is a terrifying thought considering I have not done any Christmas shopping.  On the upside, we have been very busy with Christmas cards.  Here is a sneak peek at what we have been working on.

Pink isn't your typical Christmas colour, but I absolutely love it teamed with green for that bright and fun festive look.  Here's another one in the same colour scheme but with a touch of glitter.

When I said 'a touch' I think I meant glitter overload, but it's very Christmassy (is that even a word?)

A step away from the quickly approaching December dates.  My younger sister got engaged last weekend so I thought I'd better make her a wee card!  She's not even set a date yet but she's wanting invitation samples already, our most demanding client yet I feel!  (I love it really!)

Whatever you are upto this week, enjoy...and wrap up warm!!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Who Stole The Weeks?

It's been almost three weeks since I last blogged!!  So much has happened in the last three weeks that it feels like it's been 3 months.  I'm pleased to say that it's been a productive three weeks (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).  I undertook an intensive driving course and passed my driving test.  The rest of what I got upto will be explained at a later date!

As Kate has blogged, we are very pleased to welcome her to the LTC team.  As soon as we get the website updated we will be able to show you what she's been up to lately.

Now for the photos!  Alison from Plans & Presents has been working with a non-mainland bride which must bring some serious challenges.  The design was chosen from our Standard Designs section but has been amended slightly.  The Order of Service -

As always, the photographs aren't the best, I promise I'll take a class or buy a better camera soon.  The ribbon is in fact a deep red.  I just love how the place card has turned out.  It just looks so elegant and expensive!

There are lots and lots of Christmas cards to show you which we'll hopefully be getting uploaded in the near future.  I'm having great fun at the moment designing a 25th wedding anniversary card that I'll be able to show you in a couple of days. 

I still haven't started my Christmas shopping!  I certainly hope the rest of you are more organised than I am.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween!

It's been a busy month here at Little Tiger Creations, we've worked on a few wedding orders, some birthday cards and started working on cards for Christmas but best of all we've welcomed onboard Kate from GTBSB

Here's a sneak preview of one of our Christmas cards!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Bridal Madness!

Happy Friday!! That's another week gone, I can't believe how fast this year is disappearing. Another busy week for me but not all Little Tiger things. October is an incredibly busy month for me so I'll apologise now for my lack of blogging in advance.

I promised ages ago that I would show you the full version of a sneak peek as soon as the bride gave me the go ahead!! Well I have been given it! Kate from Guide to being a Scottish Bride wanted an incredibly simply design that incorporated the flowers that will be used in her day and the elegance that she is hoping her day will exude.

It's all about the weddings. Kat from K-Events asked me to make a card to give to her husband on the day of the wedding. She wanted a bright design (reflects her personality) with a photo from their engagement shoot.

Kat has recently had to change her venue so I will be spending most of this month remaking her invitations. Poor lass had so much trouble with the venue that it was easier to change everything than stay with them.

Well it's short but sweet so I'm off back to the old pen and paper to get a massive presentation finished and perfected. Wish me luck!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Christmas Is Just Around The Corner

Christmas is now only 2 paydays away for those of us who get paid monthly, which is rather a scary thought. I've been busy with personalised Christmas cards that I'll have to keep under wraps for now to keep the surprise a secret!

I've had some down time this week so I thought I would use it to make a few decoupage Forever Friends cards in the Christmas theme. There are 2 of each design available and as a special offer to my blog readers I'm selling them at £2.25 each.

So if you would like to purchase any of these cards please email me at with the card title 'Wish upon a Christmas Star,' 'Merry Christmas' or 'A Special Christmas Wish.'

As always, the photographs just don't do them justice. I just love the 3d element that decoupage brings in and well bears don't come much cuter than the Forever Friends ones.

It's been a busy weekend of bookmarks and nameplates and I can't wait to show you the finished results. Things look to be busy for the next few weeks with wedding invitations which is quite exciting and I have a presentation to work on which will keep me out of too much mischief.

I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

A Gorgeous Venue For A Gorgeous Bride!

I was so excited to be a part of Amy's big day by providing her wedding table numbers, place settings and table plan. Her colours were gold and ivory, with roses as her flower of choice. If you have a look at some of my older blogs you will find many a reference to the process of making up her order.

Well... Here is a look at her absolutely stunning venue a view of the table numbers.

And the most stunning top table I have ever seen...

The photographer for Amy and Ian's big day was Simon Vickers. His site is definitely worth a look at as he has some gorgeous images.

As always things are incredibly hectic, I'm busy working on an order for the lovely Arline who gets married on my birthday next year. I'll try and post a wee sneak peek for you at some point over the weekend. Her colours are purple and silver which have been lovely to work with. I can't wait to share the finished items.

It's scary to think that it is October already and Christmas really is just around the corner. I've not even started thinking about my shopping yet, but some organised people have their orders for personalised cards in already! I really must pull my finger out.

I hope you are enjoying the last of the light evenings whatever you get upto, Jack Frost is creeping in...

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

It's All About The Kids!

Children can be the life and soul of any party but bored children can wreak havoc. I have great fun making up activity boxes for the kids to keep them out of mischief, I think I'm just a great big kid in disguise. Here's a little look at the one that I made for my nephew to keep him occupied during his sisters Christening.

It turns out that the creepy snail that pokes its tongue out when you squeeze it was the favourite toy of the day, little boys really are weird. He spent most of the day chasing the girls with it.

LTC are now offering activity boxes for any event or budget. Let us know the age of the child and a brief idea of what they like and we can cater the box to their likes and dislikes. Simply add cake and you have an amazing party box for a child's birthday party!

Monday, 21 September 2009

The Proud Godmother Strikes....

What an amazing day!! I am so proud of my little goddaughter, she was so well behaved, but I'm more proud of my little nephew. He was the perfect little boy throughout the whole ceremony and he played away with the activity box that I had made up for him. Everyone seemed to like the hall decor which felt amazing, I'd made a large pink chiffon board with the photos' displayed as though they were on a child's mobile. I forgot to get pictures of it though...can you believe it? I'm going to have to go on the hunt now to find someone that did.

Well now the madness of the Christening is out the way, I'd better show you some of the cards I have been working on.

When a man doesn't like football, golf, beer or anything along those lines it makes things much more difficult. But I don't think you can go wrong with blue or presents, so I went overboard with both! I mean, who doesn't like presents?

I can't wait to hear the feedback.

This next card is for the birth of a baby girl. The mommy knows that she is having a little girl but is struggling to decide on a name, the client being the Little Miss Organised that she is wants the card and present well in advance so here's what I came up with.

I just love the little buttons, you can't see it from the photograph but the coloured backing card is polka dots which is why I have used the dotty paper!

Hmmm after all those cards I think we need a wedding fix! The wonderful Kate from Guide To Being A Scottish Bride has been back in touch for some thank you cards for her best men (yup she's greedy and is having two) and ushers. She knew exactly what she wanted and exactly how she wanted it laid out, which made this one of the easiest cards I've ever had to make.

As always, I have to apologise for my lack of photography skills, the ribbon down the side is actually the Black Watch tartan ribbon which is a gorgeous tartan. It ties in nicely with the 'imposter' tartan that the kilt is made out.

This week is going to be a busy one with the most talked about game in Dumfries ever!! Then there is the gathering and distributing of the Christening photos. I'm hoping to make a lovely wee album for the proud mummy and daddy as a wee surprise so that'll be added to the to do list. Whatever you are getting upto this week, have a good one!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours!

I'm absolutely devastated! After receiving some fantastic news that I will get to work at the most talked about football match in our town since the Scottish Cup Final...I saw the sign! Now I'm not talking about some big cloud finger coming down from the sky, no it's a lot worse than that. There is a 'For Sale' sign in my neighbours garden. I'm not particularly close to my neighbour but we look out for each other, look after each others houses when we're away on holiday, return lost dogs/cats, friendly chats over the fence, that sort of thing. Really in the grand scheme of things, I couldn't have asked for a better neighbour and I'm left with the uncertainty of which poor soul is going to have to put up with my madness on a regular basis! I felt that I should do something to mark the occasion, short of holding onto his leg and screaming DON'T GO!

I tried to keep it quite manly by using the greens with the Forever Friends character making it cute and friendly!

This next card was a bit of a gamble. I was so worried about showing it to the client as she'd given me total freedom with the design. Her wedding colours incorporate a pale pink and flowers are also a big part of the day so I tried to keep these the main features.

The backing papers are all separated to allow the pink backing card to show through. The image is handstamped as is the greeting. Thankfully I can breathe again, the client and her husband to be both gave the thumbs up.

Another little Smirk fix -

I'm really big on saving all the little scraps and reusing them for different projects, this card is one of those projects. I just love the cheekiness of the Smirk characters and that they can be used for pretty much any occasion.

Well, we are now only days away from the Christening. I ordered the balloons for the tables today and I now just have to print off some photographs to use on the walls. I'm sooo excited! I can't wait to wear my lovely dress.

Whatever you have planned for the weekend, I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Happy Birthday Arline!

...when it comes! Arline has a fantastic blog called "Arline's Allsorts" which really is all about all sorts of things, from scrapping to weddings. She is hosting a challenge for birthday cards with the specifications 'pink and girly.' So here's what I came up with.

I had a lovely parcel of new papers arrive and I really wanted to do something with them, so rather than wait on an order I thought I would take up the challenge. This is the first challenge I've ever taken part in and it was really good fun. Please take a look at Arline's blog it's definitely worth a read with a cuppa in hand.

Here We Go!

Oh my goodness!! I am so nervous. The big Christening is this Sunday and I'm so not finished yet! My usual printer is on holiday so I'm having to rely on one I've never used before which adds to the nerves. Little Tiger things. I've been rather busy with bespoke single cards. So here's a wee peek.

The first one is the card which I made for my dad, I was running a bit behind on the to do list so I made him a nice simple card which I knew he would love.

My dad is all about simplicity and sensibility. He's not one for extravagance and gifts must be sensible and useful, so I thought this card would suit him perfectly.

As always, a little wedding fix. Kat's wedding colours are purple and her best man is a big fan of cars, so here's the design we came up with for his thank you card.

I just love the shiny, silver card that I used for the lettering. Maybe it's a girl thing but I just love all things shiny. Unfortunately you can't see the pearlescent backing card very well. it really does make me think of a well known chocolate brand....I wonder what chocolate I have hidden in the house!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Table Numbers - A Great Idea

I was having a nosey round the world wide web today whilst I had a few minutes to myself and I came across this absolutely stunning idea for a centrepiece but also for table numbers. I think it would be absolutely perfect for that vintage wedding. Very Pride & Prejudice don't you think?

I found it on OnceWed which is a site definitely worth a look. I may have to go a hunt round the charity shops to find some books and give it a try myself.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Smirk Away

I absolutely love the Smirk characters, they are just sooo cheeky and cute! I recently discovered that finally somewhere in my little hometown stocked some of these Smirk products and I had just the perfect project for them.

This is a birthday card for a 'tweenager,' not a teenager in years but definitely in attitude! The lass is a pink loving, sarcasm learning brat in the most loveable ways (well that's what I'm told anyway).

How cute is the muffin paper?!

This next card is for a mum who is more like a best friend. I really enjoyed making this card as I pretty much had free reign on the design and the butterfly gave me the idea of using the brown papers.

I wanted to keep it grown up by using the brown papers and burgundy ribbon and have the Smirk embellishments keep the fun, cute factor.

There seem to be lots of birthdays in September, I have quite the order list to be getting through. I've been experimenting with 'word cards' so watch this space and I'll let you see what I've managed to come up with. I thought my very own nana's birthday would be the ideal opportunity to get some practice in with these kind of cards. Can't wait to share the finished product with you all.

The Christening is now under 14 days away and I'm getting incredibly nervous about it, afterall this is the church floor that I got caught on when walking up the aisle on my wedding day - as long as I don't drop the baby or have my knickers tucked into my skirt I'm going to call it a success!

Hope you had a good weekend, I'm still trying to catch up on sleep after a weekend of night shifts!