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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mini 'thanks' .....



Made another mini 3 x 3 inch card.  This one says 'thanks' !

I used diecut squares in earthtones and kraft, Washi tape and a stamp (Papertrey Ink) with Versafine ink.  Some small brown oblong gems were added to finish the card.

Sid xx

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Alice words Inchies ....



A set of Inchies done for a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum.  My theme is 'Alice in Wonderland words'

Sid xx

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Mini Thankyou ......



Another little 3 x 3 inch card in my series ......

I used diecut papers, Washi tape, Stamp (Papertrey Ink) with Versafine black ink & adhesive gems. Some elements were raised on foam pads to add dimension.

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

London Bus .....



Here is a one layer card, made for a challenge over on the Less Is More Challenge Blog whose subject this week is 'Vehicles'


Also for the Naughty or Nice Challenge Blog whose theme this week is  'On The Move'.


I used a stamp set from Artemio, stamped the images in Versafine black and Memento dye ink.  I then added some ink spatters in blue and red and used a black Micron pen to add an outlines.

Sid xx

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Birdie Birthday .....



Made a birdie Birthday Card today .....

Started with a 6 x 6 inch white card blank and made a panel using Distress Inks & Distress Oxides with stamps, stencils and sprays.  This was trimmed and matted on printed paper.  The bird was diecut from some card decorated with printed papers and assembled on foam pads on a branch which was stamped in Versafine black ink on the panel. His beak was coloured black and a black gem added as an eye.

Another panel was stamped with the sentiment and again matted and placed as shown on foam pads.

Some orange flat backed gems were added to finish the card.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Buildings ......



We run a monthly postcard Swap over on UK Stampers Forum - this months theme is 'Buildings' ...

I started with a 6 x 4 inch piece of white card as the base.  I then used Distress Oxide in walnut stain & vintage photo and stamped lots of times with a distressed spots stamp from Prima.  I then sprayed with small amounts of water and continued to stamp to blend the two colours until I obtained the finish I liked.

I then stamped some text (PaperArtsy) in Versamark and heat embossed this with detail black embossing powder.

I then used a Magenta stamp and stamped this in Memento black onto more white card.  I trimmed this out and coloured selectively with a gold Posca pen. This was stuck in place with Glossy Accents.

The words (PaperArtsy) were stamped in Memento black onto paper, trimmed out, stuck in place and decorated with a yellow Posca pen which also edged the words, main image and dots around the card.

I used dark brown Versamagic chalk ink to edge the card.  The whole thing was mounted on another layer of card to finish.  I then sprayed with matt acrylic sealant to protect.

It travels through the post 'naked' to its randomly chosen recipient at the end of Month.  If you like the idea of joining this and other Swaps, please click HERE to go to the Forum and join us !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mini 'Hello' .....



Another 3 x 3 inch mini card in my series !

Took a white card blank and decorated this with a circle of printed paper, added two strips of Washi tape and a square of Kraft card stamped with a flower, matted on green card, tied round with bakers twine and mounted as shown on foam pads.

The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was stamped in Versafine black on white card, trimmed and matted on more green card and mounted on foam pads.

Simply made .......

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Open Flowers .....


This birthday card is a very simple design .....

I took a 5 x 7 inch white card blank as the base.  I then stamped a number of leaves (PaperArtsy) and flowers (Sizzix) onto white cardstock using a variety of Memento dye ink colours.

These were trimmed out with a small border.  They were then assembled as shown, some on foam pads.  The flowers were centred with coloured pearl cabochons and the leaf veins drawn in with a black Micron pen.

The sentiment (Happy Little Stampers) was stamped on white card with Versafine black ink before diecutting out and placing on the card on foam pads.

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Butterfly Birthday ......



Weather is not summery at all here in the UK so made this Summery birthday card to lift my spirits.

Started with a 5.5 x 5.5 inch white card blank.  I then diecut a slightly smaller stitched square out of white card.  I made a masterboard using a selection of acrylic paints and from this diecut the butterfly saving the cut outs..

I then diecut 3 concentric stitched circles  in black, teal & lemon.  I reused the aperture made by diecutting the butterfly and diecut this with a circle the size of the black circle as a backing.  The circles were then matted and the butterfly mounted back into the aperture leaving the wings free to move.  I hand drew in the antenna with a fine Micron pen.

The circular matt was attached to the centre of the square as shown and the butterfly cutouts applied in a pleasing manner.

The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was stamped on white card in Versafine black ink, trimmed out and applied on foam pads and placed as shown.  Finally the white square was mounted on more foam pads onto the card blank to finish the card.

Sid xx

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Get Well .....




I do like these mini cards - they are just 3 x 3 inches in size. Limited space but you can do so much with the design for them !

This one started life as a white card blank.  I then diecut a stitched square and matted this on to a piece of slightly larger green cardstock.  I diecut out a circle in the centre of the square.  I then diecut another circle of printed paper with a matching colour theme.

I mounted the matted square centrally on the card front on foam pads and stuck the printed circle into the aperture.

I stamped the 'Get Well' (Papertrey Ink) onto white card in Versafine black in, trimmed out and applied on foam pads into the centre of the aperture to finish.

Simple, small but meaningful non the less !

Sid xx

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Black Tag .......


Here is a tag I made for a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.

I took black card and cut it into a tag shape. This was stamped with Distress Oxide inks in wilted violet and faded denim then spritzed and dried.  I selectively added more of the inks until the intensity was to my liking before thoroughly drying with the heat gun.

I then diecut a number of flower dies, a lattice and the word from thin white card. These were coloured with a waterbrush and more Distress Oxide ink & were dried before adhering to the card as shown.  Some edging with white pen was done and crystal Stickles was applied on the flowers and word.

Final touches were to apply a black brad with the Cropodile and thread through with some silk fibres in contracting colours to finish.

I have entered this into the 'Happy Little Stampers' Challenge for this month whose theme is 'Anything Goes with Dies'

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Bird Day ......



A bright and cheerful Birthday card from me today ......

I started with a white card blank and diecut two smaller oblong stitched edge plates.  I then stamped the branch (Versafine black ink) and leaves (Versamagic chalk ink) once on the card and once on the larger matt which was mounted on foam pads directly over the original image on the card.

I used Memento inks to stamp the elements of the bird onto white card and then diecut these out.  The bird was then applied to the branch.

The words were stamped in Versafine black on the smaller matt and applied again on foam pads. Three adhesive gems were added to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Ombre colours ......



Made this card for a challenge over on the City Crafter Challenge Blog whose theme is 'Paint Chip Inspired'.

I took a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and then cut a rectangle from more white card to fit the left half of the card blank.  This was then diecut with a curvy stitched die to produce for two pieces.

I took a paint chip in green and punched 6 flowers with a Martha Stewart punch.  Each flower was centred with a clear dewdrop.  I took the left and piece of diecut card and drew a curvy line with a black micron pen and stuck the flowers over this as shown.  Both the left and right diecuts were then mounted onto the card blank with foam pads leaving a small gap between the two pieces.

The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was stamped on white card with Versafine black ink, trimmed out and mounted on more foam pads as shown to finish the card.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Hope is Honey ......


This is a 6 x 6 inch multimedia plaque that I have crafted recently.

I started by trimming a piece of corrugated packaging to 6 x 6 inches.  I then tore old book pages and applied with glue to the surface of the corrugated square.  Once dry I brushed on white Gesso to obscure most of the printed words allowing this to dry completely.

Next I applied modelling paste through a honeycomb stencil and allowed this to dry.  I then coloured the whole background with Distress Oxide ink in fossilized amber & spiced marmalade with cut'n'dry foam.  I lightly spritzed the plate with water and dried thoroughly with the heat gun to set the ink.

I then used a Versamark pen and selectively applied the ink to some of the octagonals which I then heat embossed with a pearly orange embossing powder.  The edge of the plate was then covered in orange 'numbers' Washi tape.

The bees were stamped in Memento black trimmed out and coloured with a Copic marker.  I then cut some acetate, trimmed and applied over the wings of each bee before applying on foam pads.  The flowers and leaves were diecut from blue card & green Brusho watercolour background with the centres embellished with green clear cabochons.  They were applied as shown.

The words were computer generated and printed, trimmed out and edged with a white pen and stuck in place as shown.

Final touches were to add a few yellow faceted stones and a few circles of cream acrylic paint applied on a small lid.  The plate was then matted onto a piece of black card to set off the finished plate.

I have entered this one into the That's Crafty Challenge blog Challenge whose theme is 'Anything but a Card' & this months Creative Challenge over on the Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog whose theme is 'Anything Goes'.

Quite a Summery plate and I like the way it turned out.

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Tropical Fruits ......



Here is a CAS card made in exotic fruity colours as my entry into the Less Is More Challenge Blog whose theme this week is 'Tropical Fruits'.


I took a 5.5 x 5.5 inch white card blank and diecut a smaller matt in more white card and adhered this to the card front.  I then set about stamping a set of stamps from Sizziz in fruity colours using a selection of Impress dye inks to form a pattern on white card.  I then used various sizes of circular stitched edge dies to selectively cut 4 circles.

These were applied to the card matt on foam pads as shown.

The sentiment (Happy Little Stampers) was stamped in Versafine ink on white card and diecut out using a stitched edge oblong die.  This was then applied on more foam pads to complete the card.

Love the bright colours on lots of white !

Sid xx

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

CAS Birthday ......


A CAS Birthday card from me today for this weeks Challenge over at Less Is More blog whose subject is 'Pierce Your Project'.


I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank and diecut a stitched diamond in white card.  I then chose coloured cards and diecut the balloons.  Each balloon was then decorated with an eyelet (the piercing bit), before being stuck in place on the diamond.  The strings were drawn in with a 0.05 black Micron pen. The diamond was applied to the front of the card on foam pads.

The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was stamped on white card with Versafine black ink, trimmed out and mounted on more coloured card before being applied as shown on foam pads.

That's it !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

More ATC's .....



Here are a set of three 'Anything Goes' ATC's made for a monthly Swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.

I used various techniques including collage (on the Numbers ATC) and Mica Sprays (on the Secret Garden ATC).

If you fancy joining in on the Swap click HERE to join the Forum and to join in !

Sid xx


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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Baby Girl Card .....


Just made a baby card for a friend who has just given birth to a baby girl.

Wanted to keep it simple so started with a 6 x 6 inch white card blank.  I then cut a stitched edge matt in pink and a smaller one in white card.  I applied these directly to the card.

I then stamped the sleeping baby image in Memento black ink and coloured with Copic markers.  I then diecut this with a circular stitched edge die and cut another circle in white card to form a frame.

The baby matt was applied centrally to the card and the frame applied over this on foam pads for relief and I added three pink pearl cabochons to decorate.

I then stamped the words 'Bundle Of Joy' (Papertrey Ink) in Versafine black ink, trimmed this out and applied as shown on more foam pads.

Hope she likes it !

Sid xx

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Garden of Dreams .....



Here is a bright and cheery tag made for a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.

I made a Brusho background using yellow & orange on watercolour paper.  This was trimmed to size and decorated with bold floral stamps from PaperArtsy designed by Lin brown using Memento dye inks.

The flowers and leaves were diecut from various decorated 6 x 6 papers and assmbled as shown with crystal centres.  A white Posca pen was used to highlight leaf veins and flower centres.  The words were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with detail black embossing powder.  The tag was edged in red Memento in and a squiggly border added with a fine black Micron pen.

Finishing touch was to add a brad with the Cropadile and tie through with some green decorative fibres.

Click HERE if you would like to join the group and join in this months Swaps !

Sid xx

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Floral Inchies .....


Here are a set of 6 Inchies made for a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.

I hand painted a background and overstamped with floral stamps in Chalk & Archival Inks.

If you fancy making some Inches and joining in the monthly Swap why not join the Forum by clicking HERE !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Watery Postcard ......



Here is a postcard made for a Swap this month over on the UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group. The theme this month is 'Sea & Sand'.

I cut a piece of watercolour paper to 6 x 4 inches and wet this thoroughly, then sprinkled a selection of blue, green and violet Brushos onto the wet surface.  Further spraying was done to dissolve and distribute the colours until happy, when it was dried with a heat gun.

The decoration and sentiment have been stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with various embossing powders with a few stamped in Archival black Ink.  Some colouring with Posca pen and Sakura gels added to finish.

The whole thing was reinforced by sticking to white card and the whole card edged with dark blue chalk ink to finish.

If you fancy joining in our monthly Swaps why not click HERE to join the Forum and take part in the Swaps ?

Sid xx

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Some ATC's ....



Here are a set of three 'Anything Goes' ATC's made for a monthly Swap over on the UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.

I used various techniques including layering (on the Black Cat ATC)  and bleaching (on the Clowns ATC).

If you fancy joining in on the Swap click HERE to join the Forum and to join in !

Sid xx

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Numbers Postcard ......



Here is a postcard made for a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group !

I started with a 6 x 4 white card base and used a stencil through which I inked with numerous colours of Versamagic chalk inks.

The black & white border was then added with Posca markers.  I then stamped the numbers (PaperArtsy) in black Versafine ink and added the printed words as shown, highlighting the number one in Red Posca !

I added another layer of card to strengthen the postcard and sprayed with matt acrylic lacquer to protect through the postal system as they are sent 'naked' !

If you fancy joining in the postcard Swap just click on the link above and join the group !

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Cards for Sale




Hi Everyone, just to let you know that I am now selling handmade greetings cards in my Etsy Store - Harpies Crafty Corner.

Click HERE to have a look !

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

'Mingo Tag .....


It's been a while since I posted, or crafted even !  This tag was made for a monthly decorated tag swap over on the UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.

I used mainly diecuts to make it.  I started with white card and cut two stitched edge matts.  Onto the first matt I applied Distress Stains in tattered rose as splats direct from the stain.  I dried these splats with the heat gun.

I then stamped the word 'Joy' in black Versafine ink as shown.

The Mingo was diec ut from pink card with its wing from some spotty paper.  The wing was applied and the spots centred with white Posca pen.  The bird was then stuck in place over to the right of the matt.

I used a Cropadile to punch a hole in the larger matt and apply a silver eyelet through wich I tied some pink fibres and pale pink spotty organza ribbon.

I then added three pink pearl cabochons as shown to finish the Tag !

If you would like to join the Group just click on the link above.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Heartfelt Thanks .....



Made a very simple 'Thankyou' card on a Kraft card base.

I took a 4 x 4 inch square Kraft Card base and diecut a matt in patterned paper with a stitched edge die.  this was applied centrally to the card base.

I then diecut a tag in white card and into this diecut out a butterfly.  The sentiment (Inkadinkado) was stamped as shown in black Archival ink and the matt placed on foam pads to finish.

Sid xx

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Heart Scribbles ....



Here is another card in the 'Love' series, this time with black and on a square card !

I took a 5 x 5 inch white card base and diecut a slightly smaller matt with a stitched edge die. Working on this matt I added three hand drawn squiggly lines with a white Signo pen.

I then hand cut three hearts from patterned paper and added scribbles around them with a black Micron pen before adhering over the lines on foam pads. The matt was applied to the card on foam pads. I added some pink and lime green self adhesive pearls to decorate.

The sentiment was diecut from white card and added as shown to finish the card.

Think that this looks really elegant with the black background !  This card is available to buy in my Etsy Store .... do have a look

Sid xx

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Home .....



Sharing a 'Home' card made recently !

I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank and diecut two  matts, one in blue and one in white.  I then stamped the houses in black Memento ink onto the white matt and also stamped a 'spare' set on some more white card from which I trimmed out one of the houses and coloured with Copic  markers before overlaying on foam pads

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine onyx black ink, trimmed and matted on blue card before mounting on more foam pads.

Sid xx

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

You Shouldn't Have ......


A simple card saying 'Thanks' in a round about way !

I started with a 4 x 4 inch square Kraft base and cut a slightly smaller matt in some daisy patterned paper trying to centralise one of the daisies.

I then cut a stitched edge tag in white card and then cut a star into this with another die.  I then stamped the tag with the sentiment (Inkadinkado) in Versafine onyx black ink before mounting on foam pads with the star over the central daisy.

I added three yellow gems to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hello, Hello ......



Just to say 'Hello' !!

I made this card from a 5 x 7 inch white card blank base.  I cut a slightly smaller matt in more white card.

I then cut 6 matts using two sizes of stitched edge dies.  I stamped the smaller matts with Versamark ink and a stamp (Inkadinkado) and then heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  Once embossed I coloured them using three shades of Distress ink applied with a blender pad and wiped off the ink to reveal the embossed image below.  I added stems with a Micron pen. These were then mounted on the larger square matts and applied as shown on foam pads.

The sentiment was diecut in cream card and stuck in place as shown with three self adhesive gems added to finish.  I think the squares look a bit like they could be leather .... what do you think ?

Sid xx

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunny Bloom .....


Sharing a card made entirely from die-cuts today.  The bloom and sentiment were diecut from some watercolour card which I have coloured with sunny coloured Brushos.

The remaining matts were cut using various dies and built up on foam pads as shown.

The card was finished with some coloured adhesive gems.

The card also meets this weeks City Crafter Challenge Blog challenge whose subject is 'Sunshine'.

Sid xx

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Geometry ? ........



Here's a CAS card using geometrical shapes as the design, in this case hexagons !

I die cut a number of printed papers with a hex die (Stampin'Up).  I then took a 5 x 7 white card blank and cut a slightly smaller matt out of white card.  I arranged the hexagons onto this matt until happy and then stuck them in place.

The decorated matt was then matted onto more printed paper and the design applied to the card front on foam pads.

The sentiment (Inkadinkado) was stamped on more white card in Versafine onyx black, trimmed and applied on more foam pads to finish.

This meets this weeks Challenge over on the 'Less Is More Challenge Blog' whose subject is 'Geometric'

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Friday, May 19, 2017

White on White ........



I really find Sympathy cards are very hard to make.

White on White is always a good way of conveying your thoughts and feelings at this difficult time.

I started with a white 5 x 7 inch white card blank.  I then cut a smaller matt and diecut into this with a fern die.  I then used an embossing folder and embossed the matt.  The matt was then applied on foam pads and the fern replaced on central foam pads back into the aperture.

The sentiment (PapertreyInk) was stamped on white card in london fog Memento ink, trimmed out and applied centrally on more foam pads to finish.

Sid xx

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Loving you .......



If your wanting to tell someone you love them then this card will hopefully fit the bill !

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a smaller matt in cream textured cardstock.  I stamped three hearts (Chocolate Baroque) onto patterned papers and hand trimmed these out.  The hearts were edged with hand drawn squiggles with a Micron pen.

I used the black Micron pen to draw three vertical squiggly lines on the right of the matt. and applied the hearts as shown on foam pads.

The 'with love' sentiment was diecut from black card and applied as shown at the base of the matt. Some coloured adhesive pearls were strategically placed and the matt applied to the card front on more foam pads to finish the card.  This card is available for sale in my Etsy Store !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dream your dream .....



This is a very minimalist Clean & Simple Card I have crafted.  Unusually I have used a coloured background on this card.

I trimmed some pale pink card and creased into a 5 x 7 inch cardblank.  I then cut a strip in the same card and stamped this with the sentiment in Versafine onyx black ink.  This was mounted on the blank on foam pads.

I cut three strips from some coloured cards and applied these on foam pads as shown.  Finally I added some violet crystal drops to finish.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May Inchies .....



I run a closed Facebook Group called 'UK Stampers Forum' and we have a monthly Inchie Swap where we need to make 6 inchies and Swap with other like minded crafters.

These were made using an acrylic painted background which was then trimmed into 1 inch squares. These were mounted onto some heavy board for strength.  I then stamped some leaves (Uniko) in Versamark Ink and embossed them with two shades of green embossing powder.  The edges of the inchies were then heat embossed in light gold.

I added some tiny gems and some doodling & dots with Posca pens to finish.  If you fancy joining in an Inchie Swap why not join our Forum and take part  CLICK HERE to go to the Forum .... we would love to have you onboard.

Sid xx

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Lovely Birthday ......



Here is a simple birthday card made in the CAS style.

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank folded tent style.  I then stamped a number of 'stems' with a stitch stamp (PapertreyInk) in black Archival ink as shown.

I then applied a number of pastel coloured mulberry paper flowers from Prima and finished the centres with self adhesive pearls.

The sentiment was stamped in onyx black Versafine ink, trimmed out and applied on foam pads to finish.

Sid xx

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mainly black ......



Here is a monochrome friendship card made in the CAS style and it fits the bill for the That's Crafty Challenge blog whose theme is 'Back to Black'

I started with a black 5 x 7 inch card blank and cut a white matt slightly smaller and applied to the card front.  Next I cut another smaller matt and embossed this with a spots embossing folder.

I then used more dies and cut leafy sprigs which I appled onto the black matt.  I then took more black card and stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment (Woodware) with white embossing powder.

This was trimmed and shaped as a banner and was applied on foam pads as shown.  Two black adhesive gems were added to finish the card.

Sid xx

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Thinking .....



Here is a CAS card made mainly with Kraft card !  I always think that kraft adds a sort of rustic, earthy and packaging look to whatever it is used on.

I took a 5 x 5 inch square Kraft card base and cut with a die another slightly smaller matt with a stitched edge die through the Sizzix Big Shot.

I then used a hexagon die and cut three apertures in this matt as shown.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder & the matt was then adhered on foam pads onto the card base.

Three small hearts were diecut from some teal design paper and adhered in the apertures on foam pads to finish.

Sid xx

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Glitzy Stars .....


Made another CAS card, this time with Stars and circles !

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank.  Then I diecut a number of circles in white card in two different sizes and then diecut stitched stars into the circles.  I then cut more circles in different colours of glitter board to match the size of the original circles.

I laid out the glitter circles, adhering them when happy with the layout and overlaid with the star cutouts on foam pads.

The sentiment (PapertreyInk) was stamped in black Versafine ink onto more white card, trimmed and applied on more foam pads to finish the card.

Sid xx

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bunting Birthday .....


Here is a card made for a Colour Challenge this month over on the UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.

I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank and diecut a black matt and a slightly smaller blue matt with a square stitched edge die through the Sizzix Big Shot.

I then diecut some bunting with another die in white card.  I coloured the flags with Copic Markers, backed the star cutouts with black card (as a contrast with the matt) and drew in a thin black line. The bunting was applied as shown and the stars were decorated with coloured self adhesive gems.

The sentiment (Woodware) was stamped on white card in Versafine onyx black ink and this was trimmed and matted on more black card.  The sentiment was then applied as shown on foam pads to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bright Circles .......



I love making CAS cards and I woke up one morning with an idea in my mind ....... so later that day I started to empty my mind and put the design into this card !

This card also meets the Challenge over on the 'That's Crafty' Challenge Blog whose theme is to make it 'Bright' !

I started with a 6 x 6 inch square white card blank.  I then chose 4 circular dies in different sizes and diecut lots of circles and circles-in-circles through the Sizzix machine.  I used a variety of bright coloured cards in 5 colours.

Once I had gathered a selection of these circles I assembled them in a number of configurations before choosing the one that I liked.  The circles were applied directly to the card front, some flat and some on foam pads to add dimension.

I then stamped the sentiment (Personal Impressions - Marion Emberson) as shown in Versafine onyx black.

Very simple but I like how effectively the circles lend themselves to a design.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Leafy LIM Card ......



This card is made as my entry into the 'Less Is More Challenge' blog for this week which is to use the colours 'Grey & Yellow' on your card !

I started with a white 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a small oblong matt out of more white card. Onto more white card I stamped some leafy Uniko stamps from the 'Natures Treasures II' set in Yellow & Grey memento dye inks.  I trimmed these out and applied onto the oblong matt as shown.

The matt was applied on the left on foam pads and the sentiment (PapertreyInk) stamped in Versafine onyx black ink, trimmed out and applied on more pads as shown.

I coloured some adhesive gems with grey and yellow Copic markers before applying these as shown to finish the card.


Sid xx

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Monday, May 08, 2017

Floral Heaven postcard .....



I run a  Private Facebook Group called UK Stampers Forum and we are running a number of Swaps each month, one of which is a Postcard Swap where the postcard is sent 'naked' through the post to its recipient.  If you would like to join us and join some of our swaps click the link above.  We wouls love to have you onboard !

This month we are to make a postcard in the theme ' Floral Heaven' and this is my entry !

I started with a piece of heavy white card cut to 6 x 4 inches and produced a background using Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio & Faded Jeans !  I then added some splashes of Wilted Violet added with a paintbrush.

Once totally dry I used an embossing folder and embossed the card.  I then used more distress inks as paints and coloured the embossed design with a waterbrush.  The flower centres were highlighted with silver.  I stamped some butterflies in Sepia Archival Ink and the word 'Bloom' in Versafine black ink.  I then layered the postcard on more white card and it was then edged with dark blue Versamagic chalk ink and the whole thing given a seal with spray matte acrylic sealer to protect.

This also meets the Challenge this week over on the City Crafter Challenge Blog whose subject is 'You can do it - make a background'

Sid xx

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