Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nine Square ........

This Christmas card started life as a 4.5 x 4.5 inch white card blank.  I then used a set of small Christmas themed stamps by Hampton Art.  I stamped 9 of the images on white card in Memento black ink and coloured some parts with a yellow Marvey le Plume alcohol ink marker.

I then used a 1 inch square punch to punch out the images.  A small amount of gold Stickles was added to the ribbons on the bells.  I then put some more white card through the Sizzex using an embossing folder and trimmed out the background matt.

The matt and the inch images were edged in black ink and assembled as shown with the inchie images mounted on foam pads.

Sid xx

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Just Because .......

As a little light relief from Christmas cards here is a little card I made on a 4.5 x 4.5 inch Kraft card base.

I have used Teresa Collins papers and collaged all elements as shown. Some were trimmed out and edged with a Micron pen.

I have embellished with some green coloured bling & edged with some lime Washi tape.


I have used red Liquid Pearls to add some further relief also. The plate was matted and stamped with the sentiment in Archival black ink. Some Stickles glitter glue was applied to add some more sparkle.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Twin Tags

Here are a couple of Kraft tags I made.  I used Dylusions sprays to colour the tags with a red and a green, drying with a heat gun.

I then used a Dylusions stamp and Versamark ink which I heat embossed with a pastel green opaque embossing powder.

Extra detail was added with a barbed wire stamp and a flower stamp which I inked in Archival black ink.

Final touches were to add some red Dimensional Pearls to represent holly berries, white blobs in the flower centres with a Posca marker and the sentiment was stamped in moonlight white Brilliance ink.

Some Stickles glitter glue was added on the petals to add a bit of bling and they were tied through with red, white and green bakers twine.

I thought these added a different dimension to Christmas gift tags.

Sid xx

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Enjoy the Moment !

Perhaps her moody face would not encourage you to 'Enjoy The Moment' but she is a Zetti stamp after all and you know what they are like.

The card was made from a 5 x 5 inch plain white card blank.  I have covered the card with a couple of pieces of printed paper.  The striped bit on the left has a flock finish.

Onto this I have stuck some paper which has been diecut with a frame in the middle, made from more patterned paper.

The central plate was stamped in black Memento ink and selectively coloured with Marvey alcohol ink pens.  Black faux gems were adhered to the corners of the frame and it was mounted on foam pads in the middle.

Last but not least was the sentiment which again was stamped in Memento ink on white card, edged and trimmed out before mounting on more foam pads.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We Three Trees !

Another Christmas card I have made.  The base card is made from pealised cream card.  I have matted a piece of striped paper onto this as the background.


The trees and sentiment plate (PaperArtsy) were stamped in black Versafine on some plain white card and trimmed out.  The trees were stuck in place onto the striped paper mat and a few hills drawn with a fine Micron pen to ground the trees.  These were infilled in places with a gold metallic pen. 

The wordplate was embellished with some Stickles glitter glue and applied as shown on foam pads. This one can be entered into the Less is More Challenge for week 198 whose theme is 'More than one Tree'.

Sid xx

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Just for You !

Just crafted this card using stamps and collage elements.  The white card blank is 5 x 5 inches square.

I started by stamping some numeric leaves (Dylusions) in black Versafine ink using a mask so I could overlayer them.

Onto this I have layered printed papers separated by thin Washi tape strips.

I made a word plate with some more paper stamped with the sentiment and applied this on foam pads to finish.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Keep in Touch .......

Here is a simple collaged card I have made.  I used a square Kraft card as the base and collaged on a few elements as shown.

I started with a square of printed text paper. The red chevron band was stamped in red dye ink and trimmed.  The stamped image is one from Zetti and she was stamped in Memento black ink and coloured with Copic alcohol ink markers with her eyes highlighted with a white Posca pen.  She was diecut into a circle and matted on another larger diecut circle in pink.

Finishing touches were to add a paper flower with a little pearl centre and the word plate which has been stamped, trimmed and mounted on foam pads.

Maybe she looks a bit stern but I do love the image !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One layer Christmas !

I have used this tree stamp previously but made another card which fits the requirements for the City Crafter Challenge Blog for week 237 whose subject is 'a one layer Christmas card'

I started with a plain white card blank (4.5 x 4.5 inch) and stamped a chevron stamp (Stampin' Up) several times in a horizontal line with Memento dye inks in purple, orange and green.

The tree and sentiment were stamped in black Memento.

I finished off the tree with some spots of Stickles glitter glue in the centres of the snowflakes.

Sid xx

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

Monochrome medley

Lots of viewers liked and commented on my monochrome Christmas card made a few days ago so I thought I would have a go at a couple more.

They are very simple to make.

Both are made on 4.5 x 4.5 inch white card blanks and are stamped in Versafine black ink as I think this gives a really dense black coverage when being stamped.


I have stamped a swirly corner stamp 4 times directly on the card to make a frame and then added a printed plate in the middle on foam pads.

The second card again uses a different corner stamp but this time stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with  graphite sparkly embossing powder.

The tree was stamped as shown and the baubles spotted with a silver leaf pen.

The word was stamped on a piece of white card, trimmed out and applied on foam pads.

I think I will be doing more monochrome card this year and they are quite simply done too !

Sid xx

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Star .........

This weeks challenge over on the Less is More Challenge Blog for week 197 is 'Starry Starry Night'.

I made this card as my entry.

I used a 5 x 5 white card blank as the base.

I have stamped a cloudscape with a single star using a series of stamps from Stamp In The Hand.  I love these stamps as they just look fab for an atmospheric sky effect.  Black Memento ink was used to allow me to colour them with Marvey alcohol ink brushpens.

I used bright yellow to highlight the single star.

The sentiment is from PaperArtsy and was stamped in Versafine black ink, trimmed out and matted on another square coloured with the same yellow pen before placing on foam pads.

Also entering this into the 'Shine' theme at the Inkspirational Challenge Blog No.69.

Simples !

Sid xx

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Bunny Love !!

This little card featuring a cute bunny and was made from a 5 x 7 inch white card blank.  I used a set of letter dies to cut out the word 'LOVE' as shown, carefully positioning the dies before cutting with some low tack masking tape.  Once done I lined the inside front of the card with some plain pink cardstock trimmed to size and this was adhered to show through the letters.

I then stamped a little bunny in black Memento ink and coloured this with Copic markers.  I applied some Glossy Accents to bunnies paws and once dry trimmed him out, sticking him in place through the letter O.

Finishing touch was to tie a piece of lovely checked ribbon around the card as shown and that's it !!

Sid xx

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

My Deer .........

More on a Christmas theme in this post.  The City Stamper Challenge Blog for week 236 is asking us to make a craft project featuring a deer so I made this.

I decided to make a little simple Christmassy hanging after having pulled out a load of embossed Grungeboard which has sat there in my stash, unused for ages.  I diecut a circle from the swirly Grungeboard and painted it with some beige acrylic paint. as the centre background.

The leaves were next diecut from a Tim Holtz tattered leaves Sizzix die from some green striped paper.  These were stuck in place behind the grungeboard centre as shown.

The deer again was diecut (TH Sizzix) from more of the same grungeboard, which this time was painted red.  A layer of dries clear glue was spread over the painted surface and some glamour dust glitter adhered for a bit of glitz. It was mounted on double foam pads to raise it off the surface.

Next I added a circle of faux clear gems and mounted the deer on foam pads.  I cut a hole with a crop-a-dile at the top and added a few strands of jute twine tied through to form a hanger to finish.

I was going to add a sentiment but thought that it looked better without.  What do you think?

Sid xx

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

Christmas is coming ........

Yes I know it's only the 2nd November but .......... we have been asked to do some Christmas cards using non-traditional colours by the Less Is More Challenge Blog for week 196.

My first card uses diecuts and embossing but no stamping.  I loved the pink and blue theme where I have emphasized the embossed snowflakes with some blue dye ink (Memento).  I have edged the embossed plate with blue glitter embossing powder applied with Versamark and heat embossed with a heat gun.  The underlying diecut is made from pink pearlised card.

The word plate is gold embossed and mounted on foam pads.

My second card is entirely stamped (apart from a little bit of black paper lace) with Versafine onyx black ink.

I have kept it monochrome for simplicity.

Sid xx

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