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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Anty card .....



Another in my mini 3 x 3 inch Thankyou cards .....

Simply made with diecutes, stamps and Sakura pens.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wildflowers ......



Here is a Birthday card made recently .....

I used a variety of techniques and mediums to make this card.  Modelling paste was used through a stencil, dye inks were blended and applied with a waterbrush.  Diecuts were coloured in a similar fashion.  The layers were matted on foam pads and some pearls used to decorate.

It is available in my Etsy Shop too !

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Handmade, unique Greetings Cards for Sale .....



Some of the cards available to buy in my Etsy Shop - Harpies Crafty Corner !  Click HERE to have a look .......

Sid xx

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Mini Monochrome ....



Another in my series of 3 x 3 inch mini cards ....

This one consists of black card and white diecut wildflowers with a stamped (Papertrey Ink) sentiment in Versafine black ink & raised on foam pads.

Sid xx

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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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