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Sid xx

Monday, 30 April 2007

Dare To Dream Card

Another Spin & Splash creation. This time the background was done on silver Mirri Board and incorporated some metallic Inks also. The finish on the silver Mirri is quite reflective and looks completely different to the gloss cards.

I matted the 4x4 inch background on maroon cardstock and trimmed to size. I then threaded a short length of 5mm satin ribbon through a cork 'buckle' and applied this to the base of the matt by wrapping the ends of the ribbon behind the background and securing with double sided tape. This was positioned so that a piece of vellum printed with the words 'Dare To Dream' could be threaded beneath the ribbon and secured vertically on the reverse of the front of the card with DS tape. The card itself was made from a piece of pearlescent pink cardstock which was trimmed to size and scored.

Spin 'n' Splash Card

I Used a 4x4 inch background rounded the corners and applied an image from Crafty Individuals with tacky glue and allowed this to dry. Then I matted this onto plain mauve & then pearlescent pink cardstock using DS tape. This was then applied to a 5x5 inch card made from pearlescent purple card and the word 'Dream' applied with black and gold epoxy stickers.

Colour Challenge #2 - Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli & Peridot

I think I will start a theme for the next few Colour Challenges.

I thought it might be nice if we took our inspiration from Gemstones for the next few weeks, so it's blues and greens this week to start us off.

If you are not sure what these Gemstones look like, maybe it's a good opportunity to try out Google or Wikipedia and learn a little more about the earth's harvest.

UK STamper Members' post your picture here and make sure that you add your name in the label section along with the Colour Challenge #2 label from the Labels list so that we can see all of the entries in one place!

If you are not currently a Member, then just post a link in the comments to where you have your work uploaded, and will will add for you. Alternatively, you can email us (link the side bar with your link details, and we will add).

Remember you have a week to post something (it can be literally anything, not just cards) and then I will change the colour combo next Sunday.

Have FUN!

Kristy (Brayergirl)

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Colour Challenge #1 - A Red Rose by Anntaurus

Sorry for the lateness - have been quite unwell for over a week. I think I just managed it before Kristy puts the next one out. I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge - I adore colour and messing around with it so I am delighted that these challenges have begun. Exact details of materials etc can be found on my blog link.

Looking forward to the next one!

Wendy -x-

Ice Cream ATC

details of how I made this are here.

Saturday, 28 April 2007

More Shore Cliff with more Whispers Dye Inks

made with the Shore Cliff bolio and more colours of Whispers Dye Inks. The instructions of making this card are here.
Obviously, I had to check out different colours in the interest of stamping science, and I have to say I really am quite impressed with them. The card too, was marvellous to stamp on.

Paisley Bird ATC's

I seem to be going through a bit of a Psychedelic Hippy phase at the moment. Not sure what's brought it on, maybe it was some dodgy cheese. :o) I made these two ATC's for a 2:2 swap over at the Tanda Stamps Craft Forum, so naturally the background is made using a couple of the Tanda Stamps Paisley stamps from their Paisley set. For the Background, I used the watercolour Faux Batik technique.

Friday, 27 April 2007

Shore Cliff Trim

been playing a round a bit with my Stampington Shore Cliff Trim Bolio (they call it a cube). Details of how I made this are here,

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Hippy Flower Card

This is another Aud Design stamp card, The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Phoebe collection.

Lady in red


now that the UK STampers' Blog is up and running, I thought I would just take a few minutes to remind you all that there is currently an artcall out for the Newsletter.

Send your jpeg entries to the UK STampers email address (found in the side bar), together with a supplies list and brief description of how you made it.

Please don't send anything that has been published already in mags and blogs etc.

The theme this time is quite broad "Summer" with any kind of project submitted - obviously, it has to have stamping on it.

We are also on the look out for contributors for workshop or project articles for future issues.

The closing date is 30th April, but we may extend this by a few days.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Colour challenge #1- Red, green and white.

Well, I tried to think of the least Xmassy (wintry) card I could, so this is inspired by India, where it is good luck to see a white peacock. Stamps are all by Tanda stamps, background is twinkling H2Os, plus gold and white embossing, and red Sakura Stardust pen. This was great fun to try!

Red, white and green challenge (lulabelle)

I used Fire Brick and Shabby Shutters distressed inks all over background the white writing was done using versa mark ink pad and clear embossing powder. Lulabelle

Wednesday Stamper - Grunge House

My entry into Wednesday Stamper this week was a Grunge House - thanks to Sid for his inspiration and a template from Sugarloaf.
Stamps: Aud's Designs, Stampington, Hero Arts
Inks: Wisteria Fluid Chalk ink, Black Soot and Old Paper Distress Inks

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Red White and Green

My attempt ! Twelveby12 Colorflowers II Collection paper; glossy accents on flower head and flock alphabet from Poundland !!! Will try harder next time ! Did enjoy it though. Burnice x

Colour Challenge #1 - Green & Red

just another really quick ATC for the colour challenge, using my Hero Arts "K" clear stamps.

Monday, 23 April 2007

Display your Inchies

Got your collection of Inchies & don't know what to do with them?

Here is an altered frame (really cheap £1), that I decorated with Ranger Alcohol Ink Mixatives in Gold, Silver & Copper. I have put in 24 Inchies(only because of the size of the frame). I used low tack repositionable glue to attach the Inchies so as not to damage them. Anyone else done any type of Inchie display?

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Colour challenge #1 red,white and green

Tag is by Cardcraft (Paula)

Kiss ATC - Colour Challenge #1

Thank s for this challenge Kristy. Here's my entry for this.

Supplies list etc is on my blog Stampgalaxy Blogspot blogspot.

Kimono ATC

quick ATC made with Hero Arts "K" clear set of stamps.

Making details are on my

I'm not generally a fan of polymer stamps, but the Hero Arts ones are extremely good quality, stamp out beautifully and have fabulous images.

Colour Challenge #1 - Red, White and Green

OK, here goes: the first Colour Challenge on the UK Stampers board! To start off, we are going to use Red, White & Green, however, one little rule - no Christmas cards. This is not a colour combination that we tend to use very much so that is why I thought it was a nice challenge to start with! Think Italian flag, Portuguese flag, Cherries, houses, blood (if you want to go Gothic) scenery, Football team colours, Folk Art, Clowns, etc. I am sure that you can think of far more than just these ideas. You can use other colours in your composition, but the predominant colours must be Red, White & Green.

Post your picture here and make sure that you add your name and pick the Colour Challenge #1 label from the Labels list below so that we can see all of the entries in one place!

Good Luck & have FUN!

Saturday, 21 April 2007

Crown Inchie by Smarti Glitterati

Another lovely Inchie received by Galaxy Girl from the recent swap on the forum.

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Name Badge Album Challenge

a lot of us at UK STampers subscribe to, and were enthralled with the Name Badge Album webisode that was published last week.

I know that some Members have not been that keen on the Paris Challenge, so here's an alternative - create a name badge album, or other piece of artwork. Any subject is OK, but just make sure you use at least one stamp.

Don't forget when you upload to include your username label, and if you are not a member then post a link in the comments to your effort.

1882 Key - Inchie

at UK STampers we recently had an Inchie swap (marvellously hosted by Sid), and this is one of the 25 Inchies that I received.

Made by Clare (Fairy) - I really love the swirly background.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Challenge - The Louvre (Iles des Paris)

It's a while since we posted a Challenge, so as I've just returned from a glorious few days in Paris....I'd love to see some artwork with the working title "The Louvre" or "Iles des Paris".

ADDED: Don't be frightened by this, as it's just a working title, just use it as a spring board, and let your imagination fly. There are great works of art in the Louvre, and also the most famous landmark in Paris is on a small piece of land called the Iles des Paris! You could also take a royal route, or impressionism as your inspiration.

UK STamper Members, upload here. Don't forget to add your username label at the bottom.

If you are not a member of UK STampers, then leave a comment with a link....actually, why haven't you jointed yet? Click on UK STampers forum link in the side bar, and joint our growing band.

Galaxy Girl

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Take One Stamp

Just a couple of Aud Design cards that I made for Aud's new blog that Kym mentioned in the previous post. I've had great fun trying to think of new ways to use Aud's leaf stamps!

I can't wait until her new stamps are here, I already have plans for that lovely little house stamp! :o)

Monday, 9 April 2007

Aud's Inspirational Blog........

so exciting, Aud has started a fabulous new Inspiration Blog, with some very exciting contributors joining her.

So, if you love Aud's wonderful stamps, or just fancy some inspiration, check out the new blog.

I'm sure if you haven't discovered here stamps before, these fabulous pieces of work will inspire you to buy the stamp sets. By the way, we are eagerly awaiting some new designs to be delivered from the watch this space for news.

The stamps can be bought in the UK at Stamp Galaxy.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Just Clowing Around

for full details on how this was made check out Stamp Galaxy Blog.

Happy Easter from UK STampers

hope you receive as many yummy Easter Eggs as you can eat.

Friday, 6 April 2007

Altered Box File

Stamp Credits: flowers, dots, corner swirl and other swirl (Aud Designs); Flowers large and small (Judikins cube), wording (Stampington cube).
Inks: Pearlescent Purple Dewdrop Brilliance; Jet Black Stazon.
Paints: Several from Jo Sonja's Potting Shed Collection and Amethyst Alchemy by Stewart Gill.
Tools: Cropadile - which made really short work of putting a whole in this sturdy box file.

Monday, 2 April 2007

A new use for 'Cut n' Dry'

I discovered a new use for Ranger 'Cut n' Dry'. To create the reverse image of the Grecian lady, I stamped on the back of a large piece of Cut n' Dry, and then quickly stamped the Cut n' Dry onto some watercolour card stock and gold embossed the image. It worked surprisingly well, although I'm not too sure how it would work with normal ink instead of Versamark. Try it, you may be pleasantly surprised!