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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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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

On Yer Bike !!



Don't mean it really !!!!  A general greetings card from me today !

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and trimmed a printed paper matt slightly smaller than the card front.  I edged this with chalk ink and stuck in place on the card applying stitches with a Micron pen.

I stamped, with Memento Ink, the bike and the sentiment (Papertrey Ink) on white card and diecut these with a stitched edge die.  I coloured some of the bike with Copics and edged the diecuts with chalk ink.  I then chose two buttons and used these as wheels (tied through with embroidery thread) and stuck in place with hot melt glue.

The matts were applied on foam pads and some adhesive gems added to finish.

Sid xx

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Male Thanks .....



This card was made as a thankyou card suitable for a man !

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and I cut some mats from printed papers by Graphic 45 and assembled them as shown.

The 'Legs' are from Zetti and were stamped with Memento black ink and trimmed out before applying on some foam pads on the top mat.  I added some glitter card (diecut), an arrow strip and a sentiment (mounted on foam pads.

The card was finished by adding some black adhesive gems.

It fits the bill for the City Crafter Blog weekly challenge for this week which is to 'CASE' a provided card by Kirsty.  My main CASED element is taken from the bold stripes on the sample card which reminded me of these Zetti legs.

Sid xx

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Curvy Birthday ........



A CAS birthday card made entirely using Papertrey Ink stamps from me today !

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and used a wavy stitched edge die to trim off the bottom of the card.

The leaves and sentiment stamps were inked in Memento black ink and edged off with a green Posca pen.

This card meets the requirements of the challenge over on the Less Is More Challenge Blog whose theme is for a one-layer card with a 'Curve' for this week.

Sid xx

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nesty Thanks .....



Easter is fast approaching and this card could also be used as an Easter card with a different stamped sentiment !

I started with a 6 x 6 inch square white card blank.  I then trimmed a slightly smaller matt of printed paper from a 6 x 6 inch pad by Stampin' Up and applied this on the card front.

I then used a photo frame die and cut into more white card.  The egg, nest and birds (Artemio) were stamped twice on two more printed papers in Memento black ink.  These were trimmed out and paper pieced as shown.  The eyes and wing edges of the birds were highlighted in white Posca pen. The sentiment was stamped on the frame and the nest & birds stuck n place as shown.

I made a ribbon banner from more papers and placed this as shown under the frame which was applied on foam pads to finish the card.

Sid xx

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

CAS Sympathy .......



This Sympathy card was made on a 5 x 7 inch white card blank.  I diecut a flower & stem in pastel green card and then stamped three more in peach, lavender & pink.  The flower heads were trimmed off and overlayed on the green base diecut and these were then edged in a slighly darker Copic Marker.

I then diecut a stitched rectangle and stuck the flower in place.  This was then matted on foam pads as shown.

The sentiment (Uniko), was stamped on a small piece of white card in Versafine ink and this was mounted on more foam pads to complete the card.

It meets the Less Is More Challenge Blog for this week whose theme is '3 Pastels'

Very understated !

Sid xx

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Sparkle & Shine ......


This set of Inchies was made for a Swap over at UK Stampers Forum, whose theme this Month is 'Sparkle & Shine'

I have used embossed glitter card as the base, stamping with Versamark & heat embossing with metallic EP's, collaged elements, glass chips, gems and I dug out my trusty old Gold Krylon Pen to do the edging.  Might say it took a while to get it primed but it still did the trick !  They have been mounted onto mountboard to give them some rigidity.

If you fancy making some Inchies and joining in the Swap visit us by clicking HERE, where you can join the Forum and join in this and other Swaps that are running this Month.

Sid xx

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Scribble Roses thanks ......


This CAS card started like on a 6 x 6 inch white card blank. I cut a smaller matt of dark mauve card and a smaller matt in more white card.  I worked on the white matt.

I cut the Tim Holtz (Sizzix) Scribble Rose die three times in white, pale mauve & dark mauve.  I then took a leaf die and cut 4 leaves which I then stamped with pale green Versamagic ink.  I used stamps from Artemio to stamp the stems in green Memento ink directly onto the matt after positioning the diecuts.

The diecuts were stuck in place over the stamped stems and then the leaves added on foam pads.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento black ink on more white card and also applied on foam pads. The matt was applied on more foam pads to the dark mauve matt and three adhesive crystals applied to finish.

This is my entry into the April 2017 Card Colour Theme Challenge over on the UK Stampers Forum if you fancy joining us we are a small but friendly craft Group on Facebook, just click the link !

Loving those scribbly roses !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Flowery Thanks .....


This simple Thankyou card was made on a 7 x 5 inch tent fold white card base.  I cut a matt of white card slightly smaller than the card and applied this on foam pads to the card front.

I then used a variety of stamps (Artemio) to stamp the flowers on a selection of scraps of printed paper from the bit box in Memento black ink.  These were trimmed out with scissors and arranged to suit.

The leafy stems were then stamped centrally on the matt and the flowers assembled on foam pads as shown.

A tag was cut out and stamped with the work 'Thanks' and a piece of jute string was applied before mounting on foam pads to finish.  This card meets the City Crafter Challenge Blogs theme for this week which is 'In Bloom'.

Simple but bright I think !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Best Wishes ......


I have a few stamps by Uniko so decided to use a couple of sets to make this card which meets this weeks theme over on the Simply Less Is More Challenge Blog which is 'To use a frame'.

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and then diecut a frame from more white card, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine black ink as shown.

I then took a border stamp and stamped this centrally onto the white card blank before mounting the stamped frame on more foam pads over the border.  I stamped a few designs onto coloured cardstock and trimmed these out and these were applied (some on foam pads) as shown.

Thought that the design could represent contemporary Spring Flowers so this also meets the Uniko Challenge #40 - Spring !

That's it - finished !

Sid xx

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Clippy Birthday !



This birthday card started life on a 6 x 6 inch white card blank.  I cut some printed papers (Stampin' Up) and applied these to the card front.

I stamped the girl (My Favourite Things - Pure Innocence) in Memento ink, diecut her and coloured with Copic markers applying Glossy Accents on her bow. banner & shoes.  I mounted her on foam pads on a diecut stitched circle of white card and stamped a banner diecut with the word Birthday, this was attached to the circle with a turquoise mini paper clip.  The images were then mounted on more foam pads and applied as shown.

I finished with some Stickles glitter glue on the garland at the top.

Sid xx


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I can Fly ......



This is a postcard made for a Swap over on UK Stampers Forum Facebook Group.  The subject is 'Things With Wings'.

I cut a piece of white card to 6 x 4 inches & made the crackle background over metallic paints with acrylic paint and PVA glue on the card blank.

The wings were stamped, coloured with Alcohol Inks and finished with Glossy Accents.  The digital boy was printed and trimmed out whilst the hat was stamped and coloured with a silver marker. These components were then assembled as shown.  The words printed, trimmed and stuck in place.  I have also used Posca pens & chalk ink.

It will travel through the post 'naked' without any other packaging.  Don't yet know who will receive it as the Swap runs until 31st March 2017.  You still have time to enter if you join the Forum too - we are looking for more crafty members !

Sid xx

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Washi Birthday .......



This CAS card was made using diecuts and Washi tape, no stamping involved !  I cut the matt out of Kraft card with a square stitched die, covered a piece of white card in strips of Washi tape and diecut this with a Happy Birthday die.  The Kraft matt was adhered with foam pads and some adhesive gems added to finish.

This meets the Less Is More Blog Challenge for this week which is to use Washi Tape on your project.

Simple but effective I think !

Sid xx

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Meet Emma .....



When clearing a draw I dug out an old knitted bag kit that I had started but not finished.  I then used up the wool that was left to crochet this little bunny !  I used a pattern from a book by Kerry Lord !

I know the colours are weird, but then ..... so what !

Hope you like her !

Sid xx

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Floral Heart .......


Made a card on a Kraft Card base.  I used a Tim Holtz heart die for the main image, this and the swirls were cut from light blue card and the circle from turquoise card.  The flowers on the heart were embellished with blue adhesive pearls and the edge of the circle with dots of platinum Liquid Pearls.

The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin' Up and again this was diecut with a circle die.  Components were raised on foam pads to add relief to the card.

Love that Tim Holtz heart die !

Sid xx

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fruity Thanks .....


A little, bright Thank You card today & the sun is shining outside too !

I used papers from Stampin' Up, stamps from Artemio & Inkadinkado and a diecut photo frame. I used Memento and Versamagic chalk inks on the birdie and the leafy twig.

This card also meets the requirements for the City Crafter Challenge Blog #354 whose theme is 'Through The Window'

Sid xx


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweet Heart ......



Happy Valentines Day !!!

This very simple Valentines card started it's life on a 5 x 5 inch square white card blank.  I chose a rubber stamp from Studio G and inked up in various shades of red and pink Impress dye ink and stamped multiple times on the face of the card.




The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was inked in black Versafine ink and stamped on more white card which was trimmed, edged in black ink and applied centrally on foam pads.

Sid xx

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Harey Love ......



Happy Valentines Day !!!


Sorry about the title !!  Couldn't resist !!

This card started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank.  I cut a slightly smaller matt in more white card on which to work.  I first stamped a loving hares stamp (Crafty Individuals - Alice Palace) in black Memento dye ink onto the matt.  This was coloured with Alcohol Ink markers.




The sentiment from the same company was stamped in Versafine black ink on another piece of white card which was trimmed and matted onto some textured pink card.  This was then stuck in place on foam pads.



Finishing touches were added with pink Posca marker in the dotty border, noses and on the hearts along with a couple of pearl cabochons.

Sid xx

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I Heart You ......



Happy Valentines Day !!!

Another Valentines Card in the CAS style from me.  I started with a 5 x 5 inch square white card blank.





I stamped a swirly heart from Prima onto red card in Versafine black ink.  I trimmed the heart out with scissors.  I die-cut an arrow in the same cardstock and stuck this in place on the heart.




The heart was then mounted on foam pads as shown.  I stamped the sentiment (Some Odd Girl) onto white card in more Versafine black ink, trimmed this out and edged with black ink before mounting on more foam pads as shown.

Finishing touch was to add a dash & dot border with a black Micron Pen.

Sid xx

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Number one !!



Yet another Valentines Card from me.  I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank which I stamped with a bobbly acrylic stamp from Uniko which could be curved on the acrylic block.  I used Versafine black ink.

Next I diecut some stitched hearts in pink dotty cardstock and attached these on foam pads following the line of the stamped image. I added a self adhesive crystal to each as shown.




The sentiment (Crafty Individuals) was stamped in more Versafine black ink on white card and this was then matted on some pink card before mounting on more foam pads.




The card was finished by edging with dashes using a black Micron pen.

Sid xx

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Colour My Heart ......



Love is in the air !  This Valentine card could also be used as a love card.

I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and I worked directly onto this.  I took a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz inksplat stamp and stamped multiple times in red, yellow, green & blue Impress dye ink.  At the same time I inked more white card direct to card in each of the colours.




I then die-cut 4 stitched hearts from the card I had previously coloured and mounted the hearts over the inksplats on foam pads.




I added a coloured pearl cabochon on each of the hearts as shown and stamped the sentiment on white card in Versafine black ink. I trimmed this out out, edged with more black ink and mounted on more foam pads to finish.

This card has been entered into the That's Crafty Challenge Blog for February whose theme is 'I Heart You'.

Sid xx

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Heart Flower



Another Valentines card from me today in the CAS style.

I took a 4 x 4 inch square white card blank and cut a slightly smaller matt in white card on which to work.

I stamped the plant pot and stem (Beth Hughes) and wiped off the ink from the flower.  I then diecut a heart in pink spotty paper, sticking in place on stem in place of the flower.  The pot was 'grounded' with a few lines added with black Micron pen.




The matt was edged by hand in a dot-dash scribble using a pink Posca Marker.




The sentiment was stamped on white card in Versafine black ink, trimmed out and matted on more of the pink spotty paper before mounting on foam pads as shown.  The matt was then applied to the front of the card on foam pads.

Sid xx

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You Had Me .......



Valentines season is upon us so I have been busy making cards for this.  I dug out some old stamps (loads of these in the collection) for this card too.

I took a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a slightly smaller matt in white card on which design on. I used a Paperbag Studios stamp, inked up with Memento black in and coloured the top heart with alcohol ink markers and then added a pink pearl to it.




I then took a black Micron pen and doodled some scribbles around the card matt.




I then stamped the sentiment (Some Odd Girl - Everyday Smiles) in black Versafine ink onto a piece of white card, trimmed this out then edged with black ink before applying raised on foam pads.  The matt was then applied to the front of the card on more foam pads to finish.

Almost a CAS card !

Sid xx

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