Friday, October 28, 2016

UK STAMPERS FORUM - Site suspended

Today you may have noticed that the UK Stampers Forum site has been suspended !!!!!

I have no idea what has happened as Kym Boulton (Galaxy Girl) technically still owns the site.  I have been in negotiation since April 2016 with her to take over owning the Forum but for some reason she will not contact me to arrange for me to take over.

I also notice that she has deleted her Facebook account  (as of yesterday) and I have no way of contacting her until she contacts me so:

Kym,  PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA THE EMAIL LINK ON THIS BLOG with your mobile or landline number so we can sort out what is happening as I feel we are letting down our existing members. I am more than happy to take over.

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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Touchy Feely ...........

This card has been made as an entry into this fortnights recipe challenge for weeks 286 & 287 over on the Less is More Challenge blog whose theme is 'Use Something Tactile'

I decided to look at what I had in my stash and found a collection of pots of micro Deco Beads in various colours and I thought if I used these as an infill on a solid stamped image it would provide a touchy-feely texture to the finished image.

I took a 4 x 4 inch white card blank and stamped directly in Versafine black ink with a styalised flower stamp from Anitas that I have had for years.  It's a solid image of a flower with foliage which I thought was ideal.

I then used Glossy Accents as an adhesive and coloured the petals with magenta beads, the leaves with green beads and the flower centre with gold beads. I left a border showing in black to set off the infill with the beads.  Once dry these provided a raised textural finish to the flower.

The sentiment (PaperArtsy) was stamped in black Versafine ink to finish.

Sid xx

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Low Calorie Diet?

The challenge this week over on the City Crafter Challenge Blog for week 323 is 'I Gained A Stone' so I made this rather sweet card as my entry.

I started with a 6 x 6 inch white card base.  On another piece of white card I stamped four 'inchie' stamps from Inkadinkado in black Memento dye ink and then punched these out with a 1 inch square punch.  Thought that these stamps fitted the bill for the subject perfectly.

These were then coloured with Marvey alcohol brush pens, edged in black and decorated with diamond Stickles for a bit of bling.

I then cut lengths of rainbow striped Washi Tape, torn at one end and applied directly to the card base and edged the left and bottom sides with fine black Micron pen to add relief.

I then applied the decorated inchies on foam pads over the Washi Tape as shown.  The sentiment is from Stamping Bella and I stamped direct onto the card in Versafine black ink to finish.

Think if you have a sweet tooth these little tempting treats could soon add on the weight although the subject centres on baking really and who doesn't like to spoil themselves with a little treat from time to time ?

Enjoy !!!!

Sid xx

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Leafy Celebration

I made this card using mainly Uniko stamps and clear embossing powder.  Bold colours but subtle embossing to allow the original colours to show through and acting as a resist to more colour layers added after the embossing.

I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank and cut a matt slightly smaller out of more white card.  I then set about colouring this with Adirondack and Distress inks in greens and blues applied on cut'n'dry foam.  I then randomly stamped the rough spots (Finnabair) in emerald ink.

I then stamped in the leaf stamps in Versamark ink and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder to act as a resist.

More of the same colours were added to produce a much darker layer and the excess wiped off with a dry paper towel to reveal the lighter lower layer.

The Celebrate Today sentiment was stamped in black Versafine ink on more white card, trimmed out, edged with blue distress ink and applied on foam pads as shown. Three green pearl cabochons were added to finish.

A bit moody but bold at the same time.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flowery Postcard

I made a postcard for a monthly swap over on UK Stampers Forum.  The theme for this month was 'Green and Peach'.

I started with a 6 x 4 inch white card base and covered this with two pieces of printed paper featuring daisies and lily's.  One was fussy cut and overlaid on the other some diamond Stickles glitter glue was added to the daisy centres.

I then set about stamping some swirls (PaperArtsy) in opposing colours of Memento dye ink.  I then made some mica powder paints with Perfect Pearls in green patina and mandarin and painted areas of the flowers as shown.

Some penwork in 0.1 Micron pen was added and the 'flowers' stamp (PaperArtsy) was stamped in black Versafine and finished with Glossy Accents.

The card edges were coloured with more orange Memento ink and a spray with matt acrylic varnish to finish.  The card will travel through the post to it's recipient naked (without any envelope or covers).

Sid xx

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Cherry Ripe

This card fits the requirements of the Less is More Challenge blog for week 285 whose theme is 'Repetition'

I started with a 5 x 7 inch kraft card blank.  I cut another strip of kraft card with a white scalloped design and applied this as shown.

I then stamped a cherry image in red Memento dye ink three times and trimmed these out - this the origin of my repetitive theme.  Two of the leaves were coloured with a green alcohol ink marker, the other left white.

The trimmed out cherries were then applied as shown.  The sentiment was stamped in black Versafine ink to finish.

I think it looks like a winning line on a fruit machine !

Sid xx

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