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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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Sunday, May 07, 2017

Get Well Butterflies .....


Unfortunately, from time to time, we all feel unwell and hope that this CAS get well card would cheer someone up if they were unwell !

I took a 5 x 5 inch white card blank and diecut a smaller matt with a stitched edge from more white card.  I then cut out 3 butterfly apertures with another die.  Next I cut a pink matt slightly larger than this and mounted this on  the card blank.  I then backed the pink with 3 different pieces of patterned paper and overlayed the white matt on foam pads over these.

I stamped the sentiment (PapertreyInk) in black Versafine ink and diecut this before mounting on foam pads and applying as shown.

Finishing touch was to add three self adhesive gems.

Sid xx

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Monday, May 01, 2017

Uplifting Butterfly ......


This CAS card was made recently and everybody loves butterflies after all !

I took a 4 x 4 inch white card blank, then diecut a square stitched edge matt in more white card.  I then diecut a butterfly in more white card.  The butterfly aperture was backed in lime green card and I cut another butterfly using more lime green card, collecting the butterfly 'waste' from the diecut.

I mounted the backed matt on foam pads as shown, decorated the matt and card with a selection of the 'waste' butterflies.  I applied the white butterfly on a foam pad and decorated the bodies of the butterflies with dimensional pearls.

The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was stamped in Versafine onyx black on white card and this was matted onto more lime green card after trimming to finish !

A May Day butterfly card which meets the challenge for the Less Is More Challenge Blog whose theme is 'Shadow' this week.  The 3D wings on the butterfly leave a shadow of the design over the lime green background !

Sid xx

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Feather Bliss .....


Loving feather designs at the moment too so I made a CAS greetings card using a feather as the main feature.

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a pale blue matt with an oblong stitched edge die through the Sizzix Big Shot.  I then chose a feather die and cut this into the blue matt.  I then cut the feather again in white card.  The white feather was then embossed with an embossing folder.

I backed the feather aperture on the matt with a coloured background made from Brushos and then cut another matt in green as a base for the blue matt.

The embossed white feather was applied offset as shown on foam pads and the sentiment (Papertrey Ink) stamped in onyx black Versafine ink before applying the matt to the cardblank.

I added three blue adhesive pearls to finish the design.

Sid xx


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Friday, April 28, 2017

Kraft Butterfly Thanks ......


More CAS butterflies from me today in this 'Thanks' card. Seem to be having a butterfly phase at the moment !

I started with a 5 x 5 inch square white card blank and then diecut a smaller square matt in Kraft with a stitched edge square die through the Sizzix Big Shot.

I then punched a 'flight' of butterflies in more Kraft card with a Martha Stewart punch and edged these in oasis green Versamagic Chalk ink . They were then stuck in place randomly and central onto the Kraft matt as shown.

I stamped the sentiment (Papertreyink) in Versafine onyx black ink onto white card, trimmed out and mounted again on pale blue cardstock before applying amongst the butterflies on foam pads.  The Kraft matt was then stuck onto the card base with more foam pads to finish the card.

Plain but effective I thought !

Sid xx

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Home Sweet Home .....



Recently posted a Gothic Arch I made, so have been working on this one to hopefully revive them !  This one is done in a 'Home' theme !

The base was cut from card and was covered in a piece of green/yellow metallic fantasy paper.  I then took a piece of scrap card and stamped a swirl stamp (PaperArtsy) a few times in Versafine onyx black to form what look liked a swirly tree.  This was coloured with shabby shutters Distress ink and cut'n'dry foam before being trimmed out and stuck in place.


The house and roof was cut from chipboard which was painted in pale yellow acrylic paint and allowed to dry.  Once dry the roof was stamped with a little music stamp (Crafty Individuals) in terracotta Memento dye ink.  The house body was then stamped with Brilliance pearlescent ivy ink and another Crafty Individuals stamp.  The edges of the roof and house body were then edged with shabby shutters and scattered straw Distress ink using cut'n'dry foam. Some chestnut brown chalk ink was applied around the edges of the roof and house body.


The windows of the house were backed with some heart printed vellum and the door with some printed paper which were just glued on.  The bottom of the house was edged with a scrap of home coloured paper cut with decorative scissors.

The heart was again made from chipboard which was inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with butterscotch ranger embossing powder.  This was edged in chestnut brown chalk ink and attached to a short piece of florists wire with pliers and a twist.  The words were stamped onto white card in Versafine onyx black coloured with scattered straw Distress ink and trimmed out.


The printed ribbon (PaperArtsy) was trimmed to fit and applied along the bottom with double sided tape.  The house parts were attached with sticky dots, with the wire from the heart trapped behind the house.  The words were stuck in place and a few dabs of Stickles glitter glue applied as shown whilst the whole arch was edged in chestnut brown chalk ink to finish.

Roll on that revival !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Friendly butterflies ......



Always love to make CAS cards and this is one of them with minimal stamping too !

I started with a 5 x 7 white card blank and cut a smaller matt with an oblong stitched edge die.  I then embossed this with a spotty embossing folder through the Sizzix Big Shot.

I then punched 6 shaded butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch.  These were arranged and stuck in place in a semi-circular shape.

I stamped the sentiment (inkadinkado) onto some white card in Versafine onyx black and diecut this with another square stitched edge die.  The matt and sentiment were applied on foam pads to finish.

This meets the challenge over on the CASology Challenge Blog for this week whose subject is 'Season' .  Thinking that I love to see the butterflies in the Summer.... don't you?




Sid xx

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stripey Birthday .......



I do like making Clean And Simple cards so this is a CAS birthday card I made recently in that style.

I started with a 6 x 6 white card blank and diecut a smaller stitched edge matt out of more white card. Onto this I then stamped some solid flowers (PaperArtsy) in Memento angel pink in a random line across the matt.  Over this I applied a piece of black & pink Washi tape.

I then diecut 'Happy Birthday' in pink card and again in black card.  These I layered slighly offset before sticking to the card as shown.

Finishing touch was to add a black sparkly embellishment.

This meets this weeks challenge on the 'Less Is More Challenge Blog' whose theme is 'Stripe' .

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Angelic Arch .....



Not seen many of these lately so I thought I might revive the idea by making a decorated Gothic Arch.

I started with a piece of white card trimmed to the shape of a Gothic Arch.  This was coloured using Starburst Stains spray in Delphinium Turquoise.  I added a few coats especially around the edges and as usual the Mica shimmer does not show very well on the photos.  Once dry I inked a heart stamp (Chocolate Baroque) with starlight silver Brilliance Ink and stamped stamped several times along the bottom of the card.




Next I took some sequin waste and applied moonlight white Brilliance Ink through it on the left and bottom edges.  This was dried thoroughly with the heat gun.  I then inked an angel stamp (Art Journey) with Versafine onyx black ink and stamped this centrally at an angle. The angel wings and hair were highlighted in places with a white Posca pen.




Next I took a piece or real lichen covered twig and attached this at the bottom of the angel image with hot glue.  To this I applied a little metal heart charm on a foam pad threaded through with silver ribbon round the twig as shown.




The whole arch was then matted onto silver mirri card which I stamped with a text stamp in black Stazon Ink.  This was then trimmed to leave a border around the coloured plate.  A small strip of card was trimmed with decorative scissors and coloured with blue ink and stuck in place at the bottom. Finally some pearl beads were used to embellish and were stuck in place with Glossy Accents as shown.

Let's have a revival of the Gothic Arch !!

I am also entering this piece into the April 'Take It Make It Challenge' over on the Craft Stamper Blog whose theme is 'Anything Goes'

Sid xx

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Special Tulips .......



Made a celebration card with Spring in mind !

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card blank, cut four matts in various colours using stitched edge dies.  I stamped the Tulips & sentiment in Memento black ink and coloured the tulips & vase with Copic markers.

Finished the decoration with some adhesive gems !

Sid xx

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Soaring by ..........



This card was made on a 5 x 7 inch white card blank.  I cut a slightly smaller matt in teal coloured card and embossed this through a dotty embossing folder in the Sizzix Big Shot. This was glued to the front of the card.

I then diecut a square stitched matt in more white card and stamped this with hills & hot air balloons in Versafine black ink.  I then took some buttons coloured with dark teal Copic alcohol ink and tied these through with some glitter twine.  They were attached with hot glue.

The sentiment was stamped on white card and diecut with a stitched oblong die.  Both panels were attached as shown on foam pads and some adhesive pearls added to finish the card.

This meets the City Crafter Challenge blog challenge for this week which is to CASE a card by Stella. I have used spots, balloons and teal as my CASED elements.

Sid xx

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Blossoms .....



Lovely to see the Spring blossoms so made a 'Spring Card' to celebrate ......

This card uses a 4 x 4 inch Kraft base which has been embossed (with an embossing folder) decorated with two strips of Washi tape and embellished with a stamped blossom tree and sentiment (Beth Hughes).  These have been stamped in Memento black ink matted and applied on foam pads.  The tree has been coloured with Posca pens as have the embossed flower centres.

Happy Springtime !!!!

Sid xx

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Button Love ......


Happy Easter Monday !

Made a card with diecuts, buttons & stamps today !

Sid xx

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spring Garden .....


A Card made to reflect the colours of Spring !  Especially loving the cherry blossom at this time of the year.

I used a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a smaller white matt.  I then used Inktense pencils and a water brush to make the other panels which were matted on pale blue card and then on foam pads. The blossom is diecut and again coloured with Inktense pencils and waterbrush.

The centre of the blossom was embellished with a flat gem and the sentiment (Beth Hughes) stamped on more white card with Versafine ink and stuck in place as shown.

This card meets the Less Is More Challenge Blogs theme for this week which is 'Spring Walk'.

Sid xx

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Believe in music ........



This card has been made for a Challenge over on the City Crafter Challenge Blog where this weeks Challenge is to CASE a card made by Ros.  There is a music element on the card so I have used this as the basis for this card.

I used a 5 x 5 inch square white card blank and matted black and mauve/pink papers onto the front.

I stamped the music & the cello (Chocolate Baroque) onto white card with Memento black ink, trimmed these out and coloured around the cello with Copic markers.  These were added on foam pads as shown.  I diecut the flower in the same papers, stamped with a swirl stamp and assembled the layers & finished with a black adhesive gem.  It was placed as shown.

I stamped the sentiment (Personal Impressions) and diecut this after backing with more paper, trimming out before adding as shown.  Two more black gems were added to finish.

Sid xx

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Chicks ......



A little Easter chick card made today ......  Happy Easter !!

I started with a 5 x 5 inch square card blank, cut some white card matts and mounted these on foam pads, made the chicks from buttons added stamped wings and eyes & some pearls to finish.

Sid xx

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Flourishing Postcard ......



This postcard if for a Monthly Swap over on UK Stampers Forum facebook group.  This Months theme is to use 'Swirls & Flourishes' on your card.

This 6 x 4 inch Postcard was made on a base of white card trimmed to size.  I then used Distress inks and a clear heat emboss to act as a mask and then added more colour.  The images (ISC) were stamped on tissue paper in Memento black ink and applied to the card with Matte Medium and were coloured with Copic markers.

The edge was lined with a Posca Pen to finish.

It has to travel to its recipent 'naked' (just as it is, no envelope or other packaging).  So, if you fancy taking part click the link and join us over on the Forum !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bunny Wishes !


Easter is nearly here so an Easter Card from me today.

I used a variety of square diecut printed paper matts and layered on foam pads.  The bunny is from Crafty Individuals (Alice Palace) and was stamped in Memento black ink and trimmed out before colouring with Copics.

The white frame was embellished with some pale green diecut leaves, the bunny, some pink pearl cabochons and the greeting (PapertreyInk).

Sid xx

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