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Saturday, September 24, 2022

LIM Challenge #474

Time again for another fabulous 'Less Is More' Challenge ...... this time it's a



You are invited to join us by making a Clean And Simple card for the Challenge in the theme following the rules on the Challenge blog, of course .....

This is my card ......


I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank.

I then selected a couple of stamps from Crafty Individuals and stamped them in Versafine Ink which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Both were trimmed out. The two friends were then coloured minimally with Distress Ink washes applied with a waterbrush. I used spiced marmalade, worn lipstick & tumbled glass. This was then stuck in place on the card front.

The sentiment was matted on black card, trimmed to form a border and applied as shown on foam pads to finish .....

If you would like more inspiration have a look at my fellow Design Team card designs by clicking HERE ......

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Garden .....


Made an Artist Trading Card for trading ......

The base is made from re-cycled packaging. The background was made on a piece of white card cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I used layers of Inktense pencil and spritzed with water to spread. Onto this I stamped a few spots and text in Archival inks of various colours.

Some collaging was done to add the flowers and leaves along with the sentiment which was backed with black card before applying to the ATC. The ATC was edged with green Versamagic chalk ink.

Finally a flower was die-cut and layered from some watercolour card which had been colored with blues and pinks and centered with a black glossy dot. This was then applied as shown to finish ....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Autumn ......


Made a Hanger as my entry for the Challenge over at Country View Crafts whose theme is 'Season of Mists & Mellow Fruitfulness' ....

I cut wo matts from green and brown card to approx 6.5 inches square. The main panel is a piece of printed paper which I have stamped with leaves and the word 'Colour'.

I then coloured some acetate with alcohol inks and die-cut some leaves from this adding some glitter glue. These were arranged onto the background.

I then selected chipboard letters to spell 'AUTUMN', added Versamark ink and heat embossed with embossing powders in gold, metallic brown & metallic green.

The letter were added as shown and the front added to the coloured matts to finish.

Sid xx

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Floral ......


Made these Artist Trading Coins for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ......

The bases were die-cut from re-cycled food packaging. I then selected a printed background for each of the three coins. Some stamping was done in Versafine black ink along with some pink Archival ink.

The backgrounds were added to the bases which were then embellished with some cream paper roses (added with hot glue) and a couple of self-adhesive pink pearls.

Each coin was finished by edging with a rose pink Versamagic chalk ink pad.

Sid xx

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

LIM Challenge #473 .....

It's that time again for another exciting Challenge over at the 'Less Is More' Challenge blog .....


This time it's a colour Challenge and this is my Design Team Card ......


I started with a 6 x 4 inch white card blank folded at the top .....

I then used a small AAll & Create stamp and stamped the butterfly twice in Versafine black ink on white card which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The whole image was trimmed out and matted on black card to frame.

Just the butterfly wings were trimmed out of the second stamped image, applying these on foam pads over the original.

I then die-cut the word 'specimen' (TH) and matted this on white card, applying as shown on the main image.

The card was finished by applying the assembled matt onto the card front ......

Hoping that you will join us this time with a card of your own making ...... for more inspiration have a look at my fellow DT members cards  by clicking HERE ......

Sid xx

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Friday, September 09, 2022

Autumn .....


Made a set of Artist Trading Cards for a swap over in UK Stampers Forum ......

Decided to take the colours of Autumn leaves as the basis for these. I coloured with watercolours  a background on watercolour paper. I then die-cut three decaying leaves (TH/Sizzix) from this, edging with green and crumpling to add a bit of dimension.

I used re-cycled food packaging as the base cut to 2.5 x 3.5 inches. I then die-cut a frame in orange card to frame the leaves. The central portion was made on green paper which had been stamped with green Distress Oxide ink using the same die. The centres were added along with the frames as shown and the leaves were added on foam pads.

Finally the words were stamped in Versafine black on more orange card, trimmed out and added to finish the cards .......

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 08, 2022

Silvery ......


Made a tag for a swap over at UK Stampers Forum .....

The background for the tag was made by applying silver texture paste through a spotty stencil to a piece of black card. Once dry the tag shape was cut from this. It was matted on white card and trimmed to leave a border.

The wildflowers (TH/Sizzix) were die-cut from white and silver card. The two white flowers were stamped with a text stamp inked with grey Distress Oxide ink. There were arranged as shown with the silver flower applied on foam pads.

The letters (TH/Sizzix) were also die-cut from silver card and applied to the tag as shown.

I cut a hole at the top of the card with a Crop-a-Dile and threaded through with some black/silver stripe ribbon held in place with a staple to finish .....

Sid xx


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Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Dottie .....


Made a set of 4 Twinchies (2 x 2 inch squares) in the theme 'Dots & Lines' for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

The base squares were cut from re-cycled food packaging. The backgrounds are a Gelli print. I have applied a number of stamps (Uniko) inked with Archival inks and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

A strip of purple dotty Washi tape was added. the stamped images were embellished with gems and pearls along with lines using a Posca pen. Each Twinchie was edged in Pink Posca and some pink dots added. The backgrounds were attached to the bases to finish .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, September 01, 2022

Vintage .....


Welcome to September !!! Made these Inchies (1 x 1 inch squares) for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ......

I used a background made from a Gelli print and acrylic paints and punched out 6 Inchies from this. The bases were punched from re-cycled food packaging.

I then stamped a flower in Archival black in and used a pink Acrylograph chalk pen to add some colour and edging.

The little 'people' were trimmed from some Tim Holtz Paper Dolls, edged with black alcohol ink pen and applied to the backgrounds as shown. The fronts were applied over the bases and some dots of green Stickles glitter glue added to finish ......

Sid xx

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

LIM Challenge #472

 It's time for another Challenge from 'Less Is More' .....

This time we are asking that you use Vellum in a Clean And Simple card of your making, following the guidelines on the 'Less Is More' blog of course !

This is my card for the Challenge:


I made a 5 x 5 inch white card base from 300gsm white card and then cut a 4 x 4 inch matt from more white card, the matt was edged with blue Versamagic chalk ink.

I then selected a piece of cloud printed Vellum, tearing the top and bottom edges before embossing with a swirl design. The Vellum was applied across the matt adhering at the back.

The sentiment (Paper Smooches) was then stamped on white card in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This was trimmed out, edged with chalk ink and matted onto blue card trimming to leave a border. This was then applied as shown on foam pads.

Finally the background was added to the card blank to finish .....

We do hope you will join us with a card of your making and if you would like more inspiration then why not visit the 'Less Is More' blog where you can see more inspiring makes from my fellow Design Team members. Click HERE to go there ......

Sid xx

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Summer .....

A set of Artist Trading Coins made for a swap in UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Summer Holidays' .....

I made the bases from stout re-cycled food packaging which were naturally Kraft coloured on the inside. I die-cut the suns from yellow card. The beach-huts and sentiment  (Crafty Individuals)were all stamped on white card with Versafine black ink, the beach-huts being heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I trimmed out the huts and coloured with alcohol markers and Distress Inks washes before trimming out. I also trimmed out the sentiment and edged with black ink.

I took a length of Washi tape and applied at the bottom then added the beach-huts and sentiment, finishing with the sun. Each ATC was edged in blue ink.

Nothing like relaxing in the Summer sun with a drink and good company ..... Cheers !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Fleur De Lis .....


Made a tag for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ......

I started with a background made with an embossing folder (TH) coloured with blending brushes and Old Paper & Bundled Sage Distress Ink. This was applied to more card and trimmed to size. I also added some chrome metallic ink to the rivets on the background. I then stamped some lines with dots in Archival Sepia ink as shown.

I selected a chipboard Fleur De Lis and edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink after stamping with an alpha stamp in more Sepia Ink.

I then stamped the sentiment in Sepia, trimmed out and matted onto green card. This was added on foam pads.

The arrow & numbers were die-cut and applied as shown. I cut and applied an eyelet with the Crop-a-Dile and threaded through with hessian trim holding in place with a staple to finish .....

Sid xx

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Catz .....


Made a set of Twinchies (2 x 2 inch square) for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

I cut some re-cycled food packaging as the base and covered this with more background squares made on a Gelli plate.

The Catz were stamped in Versafine black ink on white card which was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. They were trimmed out and coloured with Distress Ink washes before attaching to the backgrounds. Each Twinchie was edged with dark blue Versamagic chalk ink to finish ....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

ATC .....


Recently purchased a set of Sizzix Chapter 3 Tim Holtz dies. This ATC & Envelope uses dies from the 'Collector' set ....

Decided to make a quick ATC and Envelope using the dies. The ATC holder was die-cut from double sided paper and I also cut an aperture into the front of the holder to reveal the ATC inside. The ATC was then die-cut twice, once from printed paper and once from black card. The front of the ATC was then edged with purple Distress Ink and stamped with dotty circles in Archival purple ink & stars in Versafine black ink. The printed layer was then attached to the black layer to give the ATC strength.



Also in the set are some tag dies so I cut a tag in black card and another in the design paper. I also cut 'No.' into the black tag. The black tag was adhered over the patterned tag and applied to the ATC.



I also cut the numbers from black card with more of the dies in the set and applied as shown to finish.

Sid xx







 

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

LIM Challenge #471 ......

Well folks, it's that time again to join us at 'Less Is More' with a clean and simple card. 

This one is a One Layer Card which means you cannot have any layers and the design must be applied directly to your card ... please ensure you follow the Guidelines to be in with a chance of being ShowCASed or to win ......


This is my Design Team card for the Challenge:


I chose the flower stamp and stamped this directly onto a 5 x 5 inch white card blank. I used Versafine black ink which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The image was then coloured with Inktense pencils and the colours spread with a waterbrush working within the embossed outlines of the flower.

The word 'Dream' was stamped in more of the same ink as shown to finish ..... simple !

If you need more inspiration then please click HERE to have a look at the blog and to see my fellow Design Team members cards .... certainly worth a look.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Cross ......


A set of Artist Trading Coins made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum .....

The bases were die-cut from re-cycled food packaging to 2.5 inches diameter. I then prepared the background by painting black card with a blend of iridescent red medium mixed with magenta acrylic paint. Once dry this was again die-cut to size. I then used an AAll & Create stamp and stamped each background in Versamark ink followed by heat embossing with metallic mauve embossing powder.

The backgrounds were applied to the bases and some of the crosses were edged with white Posca pen and embellished with small emerald green adhesive gems.

The words were cut from green labelling. Each Coin was then edged with green Posca to finish......

Sid xx

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Monday, August 01, 2022

Shells ....


Made these Inchies (1 x 1 inch squares) for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

The bases are punched from re-cycled food packaging. I then prepared a background from blue ink sprays and iridescent blue mica spray, allowing to dry before adding dark blue Distress oxide through a triangles stencil. This was heatset with a heat gun.

I then took a shells stamp and stamped each Inchie with Versamark ink and heat embossed with a dark purple Moonglow embossing powder. The images were enhanced with red Posca pen and two very small red cabochons were added attached with Glossy Accents. Difficult to show the shine and iridescence of the background and embossing ! But they look rich !

The decorated squares were added to the bases and edged with red Versamagic chalk ink to finish ....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 30, 2022

LIM Challenge #470 .....

 It's time for another 'Less Is More' challenge:



Hoping that you can join in by making a Clean And Simple card in the theme. Please ensure you adhere to the Guidelines on the LIM Blog to be considered for being Showcased or to win !

Here's my card:


I started with a 5 x 5 white card blank. I then chose some beautiful Japanese paper bought in Tokyo a long time ago. It has lovely colours and metallic gold. I die-cut a butterfly from this paper  using a die which also cuts strips on the wings.

I next die-cut a stitched square frame from gold paper. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine black ink on white card before trimming out.

The card was then assembled ..... first the frame was applied as shown. Next the butterfly was shaped and applied on foam pads to give dimension within the frame. I added a body and antenna with a fine Micron pen. Finally the sentiment was added.

If you need more inspiration please do visit the 'Less Is More' Blog where there are cards from my fellow Design Team members .....

Sid xx

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Stars .....


Made this Christmas Decoration for a 'Seeing Stars' Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum .....

I initially die-cut two stars from white card. These were sprayed with blue colour spray and allowed to dry completely. I then chose a small snowflake stamp and stamped on one side of each with Versamark ink. This was heat embossed with Patina Gold embossing powder. These were then scored and folded as shown.

I then stamped a star twice in Versamark on gold paper and heat embossed this with gold embossing powder. These were trimmed out along with a slightly smaller base star. These were applied to the base star trapping a length of gold thread between the layers.

I then used hot glue to attach one star to the other just at the points on 4 of the points. I then added the star so it was hanging centrally with hot glue to seal the last point of the star, allowing the thread to be trapped in the hot glue.

I finally added a gold jewellery end cap with hot glue after threading the thread through to hang the decoration to finish .....

These are easy to make, mobile, three dimensional and easy to hang .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Sassy ......


A set of Artist Trading Coins made for a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum ....

The bases were die-cut from re-cycled food packaging and I then stamped some music on dark blue card in silver ink. This was then die-cut and stuck onto the bases.

I then stamped a small Hero Arts stamp in Versafine black ink which was heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then coloured with Inktense pencils and a waterbrush before trimming out and mounting on green card to form a border.

The words were stamped in Versafine black on white card and again coloured with Inktense pencil. Tese were also trimmed out.

I added the image of the lady and the sentiment as shown and finished with 3 green pearls, edging each coin with green Posca marker.

Sid xx

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Bingo ......


A decorated tag made for a swap on UK Stampers Forum .....

The tag was cut from white card and coloured with blended Distress Inks in brown tones. The Bingo card (Tim Holtz) was stamped in dark brown ink and some dip ink pens were then stamped top and bottom. The X's were added on the card and some adhesive stickers applied spelling 'House'.

Two circular stickers and a brad were added at the bottom and some adhesive numbers added and edged on two sides with Inktense pencil in brown to add depth. The tag was edged with more dark brown Distress ink.

I used a Crop-a-Dile to cut and apply a brown eyelet which was threaded through with metallic gold ribbon to finish ......

Sid xx

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Mail .....


A set of Artist Trading Cards made for a swap in UK Stampers Forum in a theme of 'In The Post'.

I started by cutting some re-cycled food packaging into 2.5 x 3.5 inch rectangles which I edged with some red an blue striped Washi tape.

I then stamped a air mail tag in Versafine black ink onto white card and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder. The tags were then coloured with a wash of Walnut Stain Distress ink and edged with more ink to age them a little. They were then trimmed out. I coloured around the hole in the tags with maroon Acrylograph pen and applied a strip of more Washi tape across the front of each tag. They were then added to the bases on foam pads.

I then tied around the middle of each tag with some jute string and trimmed off to finish .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 16, 2022

LIM Challenge #469

It's that time for another 'Less Is More' Challenge !  This time you are challenged to make a Clean And Simple card using 'Traditional Christmas' colours


This is my card ......

I started with a 5 x 5 inch white card blank. I then die-cut a 4.5 inch stitched edge square from more white card and stamped the sentiment in black Versafine ink onto this as shown.

The stylised retro trees (PaperArtsy) were stamped on white card in Versamark which was heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The designs were then coloured with Copic markers in traditional red and green as shown. The trees were cut out and applied to the matt with the central tree on foam pads.

The matt with sentiment and trees was then applied to the card blank to finish the card .....

For more inspiration do visit the 'Less Is More' Challenge blog to see my fellow Design Team members cards .... click HERE to go there .... hope you can join us !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Circus......


Made a CAS card .... the base is a 5 x 5 inch white card blank .....

The image (PaperArtsy) was stamped twice on white card in Memento black ink. I coloured sections of the bodies and hats, trimming out some items and layering on foam pads over the second image for relief. I also used a Wink of Stella pen to give things a subtle shine. The number has been glazed with Glossy Accents ....

I added some metallic chrome dots to the hats with a Molotow pen ..... the sentiment is from a sticker from Ranger which I thought was appropriate .....

The design was then matted onto black and then metallic silver cards before adding to the card front to finish ...

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 09, 2022

Summer ......


A card made for a 'Summer Days' Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum .....

I used a 6 x 6 inch white card blank as the base. I then cut a larger matt from green card and a larger matt from brown Kraft card.

All images (Artemio) were stamped in Archival inks onto a white matt as shown. I also stamped the birds in a different colour, trimmed and applied on foam pads over the original image. The egg was coloured in watered down Distress Ink applied with a water brush.

The matts were put together and applied to the card base. I stamped the words in Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This was trimmed out and applied on a green card matt before adding on more foam pads.

The card was finished with 4 blue green sequins applied with Glossy Accents......

Sid xx

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Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Fire .....


Made a set of Twinchies in the theme of 'The Elements' for a swap on UK Stampers Forum .....

I chose the element 'Fire' .... I cut the 2 x 2 inch bases from re-cycled food packaging.

I then cut 4 more squares from white card and stamped the flames (Bombshell) in black Versafine ink and heat embossed this with clear embossing powder. I then used a set of Ecoline brushpens to colour the images and edge them. The flames were treated with Glossy Accents to highlight. These were added to the bases.

The word was produced on a label maker in red and added as shown to finish ....

Sid xx

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Saturday, July 02, 2022

Inchies .....


Made a set of Inchies for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ......

The bases were punched to 1 x 1 inch squares from re-cycled food packaging. The top layer is a Gelli print made with a stencil and acrylic paints.

The corners were stamped with a small scroll border stamp in Archival black ink and a small square of coloured card was added as shown. This was edged with black Posca pen and embellished with a small violet triangular gem.

The backgrounds were attached to the bases and each Inchie was edged in blue Versamagic chalk ink to finish .....

Sid xx

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LIM Challenge #468

Well it's that time again to join us at 'Less Is More' to make a Clean And Simple card in the theme of:



Please ensure you follow the guidelines on the blog for your chance to be showcased  !

This is my card .....


I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank on the front of which I used an Anna Griffin embossing strip to emboss a leafy pattern.

I then made a Gelli Print background with acrylic paints and sequin waste used as a stencil. This was applied to card and die-cut into a circle. I then stamped a skeleton leaf stamp in green Archival ink onto the circle. I selectively coloured segments of the leaf with two colours of green Acrylograph pens.

The circle was then applied on foam pads over the embossed area. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine black ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, trimmed and applied as shown onto the card front to finish .....

Hoping you have been inspired to join us with your own card creation and if you want more inspiration do have a look at my fellow Design Team members cards .... click HERE to go there .....

Sid xx

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Sunday, June 19, 2022

Coins .....


Made two more Artist Trading Coins to swap or trade ..... if you would like to swap or trade please send email to the address on the right sidebar of the blog .....

They are 2.5 inches in diameter ...... the bases were die-cut from re-cycled food packaging and the bases were covered with printed papers from Crafty Individuals.

The butterflies and leaves are die-cuts from Sizzix/TH and have been layered with added Stickles glitter glue in matching colours & the words are torn from AAll & Create Washi Tape. Each Coin was edged in chalk ink from Posca and Acrylograph pens.

Sid xx

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

LIM Challenge #467 ......

Time for another fortnightly Challenge from 'Less Is More' this time a one layer card .... you are challenged to make a card with 'Just One Image' although you can add some words if you like.

Remember the design must be added directly on the card with no layers at all and plenty of white space to meet the CAS requirements .......


This is my fruity DT card for the Challenge and I did use a stamped phrase on mine ......




I used a 5 x 5 inch white card blank. both stamps are by 'A Stamp In The Hand' ...

The pear stamp was coloured selectively with Tombow brush markers and stamped directly onto the card front after 'huffing' on it to add moisture. It's a while since I used that technique but liking the effect. I used a waterbrush to spread the colour in a watercolour effect and edged the image elements with the bullet end of the markers ....

The sentiment was inked with Versamark black ink and again stamped directly to the card front to finish....

Please visit the 'Less Is More' Challenge blog to see some more inspiration with card makes by my fellow Design Team members by clicking HERE to go there .....

Love pears too !

Sid xx



 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Coin ....


Made an Artist Trading Coin to trade .....

I die-cut the base to 2.5 inches diameter from re-cycled food packaging and covered this with some printed paper from Crafty Individuals.

The butterfly was die-cut using a Tim Holtz/Sizzix die and applied to the coin, rasing the wings on foam pads. I also used some clue Stickles glitter glue to the wings. The edge of the coin was coloured with lilac Versamagic chalk ink and some dots of purple Posca marker.

Finally a word was cut from Washi tape and applied to finish .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tree ....


A simple card made recently ......

I cut a piece of smooth hot press 300gsm watercolour card and stamped this with a tree stamp (Crafty Individuals) in Archival black ink.

This was then watercoloured to attain a sunset behind the tree with a rather turbulent sky. Once dry I matted this on two complimentary colours of card to form a frame.

The sentiment was stamped and die-cut into a banner and applied at the base of the tree. The matts were then added to a 6 x 6 inch white card blank to finish ......

Sid xx

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Butterfly .....




A butterfly card made today ........

The butterflies were die-cut from card in fuchsia, black and lilac cards using a Sizzix/TH die. The layers were then assembled as shown and mounted on a white card matt centred with some black Washi tape.

The butterflies were then matted onto black card and then attached to the 4 x 6 white cardblank to finish .....

Sid xx

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Celebrate .....


A set of Artist Trading Coins (ATC's) made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Celebrate' .....

I cut the bases to 2.5 x 3.5 inches from re-cycled food packaging. I then cut 3 similar pieces of smooth watercolour card. This was stamped with a dancer stamp in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Each panel was watercoloured with Distress inks and a waterbrush in three colour themes as shown. Each was edged in the main colourway. The panels were applied to the bases.

Finally the word Celebrate was stamped directly in Archival black ink and some Stickles glitter glue applied on the dresses to highlight .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, June 09, 2022

Vision .....


Here is a tag made for a swap over on UK Stampers Forum ......

I started with a piece of white card which I stencilled with green Distress Ink and edged with blue Distress Ink. This was trimmed to size before mounting onto some brown Kraft card to leave a border.

The blue roses were painted with brush and watercolours before trimming out and applying to the background, one of foam pads. They were centred with violet adhesive gems.

The Hare (Crafty Individuals) was stamped on white card with Versafine black ink, trimmed out and coloured with more distress ink and a waterbrush. This was applied on foam pads as shown and grounded with Inktense black pen.

The sentiment was torn from some Washi tape (AAll & Create) and applied underlining with purple Posca marker. The tag was edged in dots of the same purple Posca marker before cutting a hole with the Crop-a-Dile and adding an eyelet. The tag was finished with some violet satin ribbon .....

Sid xx

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Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Magenta .....


This card was made for a Challenge over on UK Stampers Forum in the colour theme of 'Magenta & Grey' ....

The card base is a 5 x 5 inch card blank. I cut a white matt and coloured this with a wash of Picked Raspberry and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks applied to a glass matt and smooshed after adding water from a spray bottle.

This was then stamped with outline and solid leaf stamps in the same colours of Distress Oxide. Three gem flowers in magenta were added as shown. The background was then matted onto Magenta and grey card matts.

The sentiment was stamped on Magenta card in Versafine black ink which was then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This was trimmed out and matted onto more grey card before applying on foam pads as shown.

The matts were then added to the card front to finish .....

Sid xx

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Sunday, June 05, 2022

Heritage.....


A set of Twinchies ( 2 x 2 inch decorated squares) made for a swap in UK Stampers Forum in the theme of 'Crowns' ....

I cut the bases from re-cycled food packaging. I then made a Gelli Print background using stencils and acrylic paints. This was also cut to make 4 2 x 2 inch squares.

I then stamped the background with a crown in Versamark ink and heat embossed this with gold embossing powder. Four small gems in gold and red were added with glossy accents to the points of each crown. These were then attached to the bases.

I then chose a word stamp and stamped this as shown in Archival black ink under the crown. I added some torn purple spotty Washi tape strips and edged with purple Versamagic Chalk ink to finish.....

Reflecting our Queens Platinum Jubilee this weekend .....

Sid xx

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Saturday, June 04, 2022

LIM Challenge #466 ......

 Once again, another 'Less Is More' Challenge is live today .....


You are Challenged to make a CAS card in the theme of 'Masculine' & here is my DT Card for the Challenge ...... 



I started with a 5 x 5 inch white card blank.

I then chose a stamp from PaperArtsy and stamped this on white card with Versafine black ink, heat embossing the image with clear embossing powder. It was trimmed out and the hair and face coloured with Distress Ink washes. The coloured image was then matted on brown Kraft card leaving a thin border.

The image was applied to the card front as shown. I used some metal letters in frames to spell out the word 'MAN' and applied these as shown.

The sentiment was stamped in brown Versafine Clair ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, trimming out and matted onto more brown Kraft card before attaching as shown to finish the card ....

I thought the colours and the image were great for a mans card ......

Hoping that you will join with us this time and if you want more inspiration please visit the 'Less Is More' blog by clicking HERE to see my fellow Design Team members cards .....

Sid xx

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Thursday, June 02, 2022

London ......


 A set of 6, 1 x 1 inch square Inchies made for a swap in UK Stampers Forum ......

The based were punched from re-cycled food packaging. I then coloured some white card with red and blue mica dabbers. Once dry I punched out 6 squares from this. I then stamped with a small postmark stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I punched 6 pieces from this and applied to the bases. The Inchies were then edged with blue Posca marker to finish .....

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