Posts tagged “Sequins”

A Look Back At 2016!

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Welcome back to another ‘Look Back At 2016! This year has been an amazing year for myself personally, but it has been a fantastic year for Uniko. We have had 5 fabulous releases, with 16 new clear stamps sets lining the Uniko HQ shelves.

I don’t know about you, but to me this year has almost passed by in a blur! With that in mind I thought it would be nice now the main seasonal festivities are over and as 2016 draws to a close, to take a look back at Uniko’s 2016.

Today, I am taking a look back at the April 2016 Release and giving some fresh inky love to Celebrate With Cake and Fun Flowers clear stamp sets.

First up I have a shaker card using Celebrate With Cake

I seem to have a ‘thing’ for shaker cards when I use this set 😉 I had some Stampin’ Up! Designer Paper on my desk, left over from my CAS Christmas cards HERE. I decided to put some more of it to good use, instead of sitting and admiring it!

I used my MISTI tool again to line up and stamp the top and bottom of the cupcake and used Copic Markers to colour it in. The sequins are a mix of Stampin’ Up! collections and the the ‘happy’ die cut is from the Hello You Thinlits Collection also from Stampin’ Up! which has a good smothering of Clear Wink Of Stella. I then used the Papertrey Ink Banner Die to stamp the birthday sentiment onto, which is from Simply Said.

Next, I was inspired by THIS card created by Jennifer McGuire to create my next card using Fun Flowers.

Again I put my MISTI tool to good use to stamp the layers of the flowers. I still require a little practice for the flower centres!

I used my Zig Clean Colour Brush pens to colour the flower which is fussy cut and adhered flat to the card. I love the vibrancy of the Zigs just used as a marker and I now have another thank you card to send :)
So, that’s a quick look back at the April 2016 Release, I hope I have given you a little inspiration to dust off these sets if you have them 😉 There is a small amount of 3 of the sets in stock on the website and I have planned some restocks to arrive in January.

I hope you will join me again tomorrow, when I will be taking a look back at the 2016 June Release. Until then, thank you for stopping by.

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Introducing… Fun Flowers

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I’m super happy you have stopped by today, as today the Design Team and I are introducing the second of the mini April Release clear stamp sets.

Hopefully you have hopped here from the Uniko Blogspot blog HERE. If not be sure to pop on over to see more from myself and the Design Team using Fun Flowers.

Lets have a look at my card…

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Yep, I’m still on that shaker card making roll! This time I couldn’t resist adding some stamped, coloured and punched out tiny daisies to my shaker mix!

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The flower on the edge of the shaker frame is a layered flower. I stamped the medium daisy, coloured and fussy cut it out. The top most flower is the tiny daisy stamped and then the small scalloped flower stamped, fussy cut and coloured. I layered the flowers together using DST.

Tomorrow I will be sharing a photo of different combinations of how the stamps in this set can be stamped!

That’s all from me just now showcasing this set, I will be back later today with my Stamp Of The Week card using I LOVE Coffee. Until then, be sure to stop by HERE for more inspiration using this set.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Stamp Of The Week – Sweet Baby

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Sweet Baby

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I enjoyed making yesterdays shaker card so much that I couldn’t resist making another! This time I used the cute teddy bear in the set…

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I decided I wanted to play along with the current “Less is More” challenge HERE which is to use non white white space! Basically a card with a coloured card base and plenty of uncluttered space on the card.

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Oh, and you might want to join in on the challenges this month over there as Uniko is the sponsor this month 😉

So, with that in mind I decided to use a kraft card base and used the same Papertrey Inks Mega Limitless Layers Dies to create the shaker frame along with a Sizzix circle die. The shaker mix is from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards and is the Phosphorescence mix. The sentiment is a mix of Sweet Baby and I added a few SU! It’s My Party Enamel dots.

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Again, I decided to make the card gender neutral and coloured my bears in shades of aqua to match the sequin shaker mix.

Ok, that’s all from me today and using this set. I will be back with more to share tomorrow with a new SOTW. Don’t forget that this set is discounted HERE on the website until tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Sweet Baby

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Sweet Baby

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Whilst creating yesterdays SOTW card using the duck and ducklings I had an idea for a shaker card and continued the theme, stamped and coloured a few extra ducks to create todays shaker card…

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I’m super pleased how this one turned out :) I used Papertrey Inks Mega Limitless Layers Dies to create the shaker frame along with a Sizzix circle die. The shaker mix is from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards and is the Phosphorescence mix. The sentiment is a mix of Sweet Baby and Simply Said and I added a few SU! It’s My Party Enamel dots.

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I chose a Soft Stone card base to mix with the yellow and shades of aqua, which creates a general baby card suitable for both genders. So fun to make I might just have to do a teddy bear one 😉

Ok, that’s all from me today, I will be back with more to share using this set tomorrow. Don’t forget that this set is discounted this week HERE on the website.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Balloon Bash

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Balloon Bash

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My apologies for being MIA with SOTW last week and I was planning on sharing more of the Uniko February and 4th Birthday celebrations over here too, but due to a sudden onset of a chest infection and sinusitis last Monday I was only able to keep up with the essentials over on the blogspot blog. You can catch up with all the fun and release day blog hop & giveaway HERE, there is still time to enter too.

Anyway, back to this weeks SOTW and my card for today…

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Today I have started off CAS and bright with a sprinkling of sequins! Perfect for a wintery code day with a dusting of snow we had this morning.

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I started by stamping and fussy cutting the balloons, the pink one is adhered flat to the card with the turquoise one foam mounted. The sentiment is from the new Simply Said sentiment set and the sequins are Pretty Pink Posh.

The new challenge over HERE at AAA Cards is sequins, so my card is perfect for that challenge! I seem to struggle with adding sequins to my cards, I always think that I’ve just plopped them rather than placing them nicely! Oh well, think I need more practice 😉

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That’s all from me here today, but I’ve used Balloon Bash with one of the new February Release stamp sets over HERE today too, for a bonus of inspiration using this set 😉

Ok, that’s all from me today using this set, but I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted in store HERE this week too.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – English Country Garden Butterflies

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… English Country Garden – Butterflies

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Apologies for being MIA last week, with all the February Release prep and some ‘home’ emergencies I didn’t get a lot of creative time. However, I have made up for it over the weekend and had a good crafty session creating all sorts of inspiration that I will be sharing here and HERE.

With the 1st February comes the start of my excitement and countdown to the Uniko February Release AND Uniko’s 4th Birthday! I’ve kicked things off over HERE with a post that tells you how Uniko came to be, there is also a fun GIVEAWAY too 😉

Anyway, back to SOTW! With another storm (Henry) headed our way here in the NE of the UK and the high winds already battering outside, my thoughts are still focused on Spring! This time I thought of butterflies :) and as I was perusing Pinterest I came across THIS beauty.

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Even though it this card has a collage of details it still has an air of CAS. I was particularly drawn to the trio of tags which make up the card front and the hint of colour from the base card. So, I had a go and this is what I came up with…

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The only tag die I have in this shape is a small Papertrey Ink one which is 3.5 x 6.5 cm in size, so three combined it still creates a cute little card. I die cut the three tags and adhered them to an offset of SU! Costal Cabana CS . I then trimmed the shape of the tags at the top and punched holes all the way through.

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Ok, that’s all from me today, I am still super busy in the Uniko Studio surrounded by a sea of photopolymer! Lots still to do for the February Release and Birthday celebrations. Be sure to keep an eye out on the blogs and social media for all the fun and GIVEAWAYS!

Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store, for this week only. That’s all from me today, I will be back  tomorrow with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Hello 2016!

HEY & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I do hope 2016 has begun well for you all and I wish you all a healthy, happy and creative New Year.

We saw in the New Year quietly at home and watched the fireworks in London on the TV, with a hot chocolate then went to bed! So rock ‘n’ roll these days – LOL!
I also had a little creative time before the New Year arrived and I made a card to share with you this evening…

A ‘Hello 2016′ shaker card. I used the current ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below & this time I added in the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below.
 

 To make my shaker window I used a die from SU! Square Pillow Box collection and the shaker mix is from Little Things From Lucy’s Cards. I used Uniko Classic Numbers to stamp the 2016 inside the shaker frame & the ‘hello’ die is from Mama Elephant die cut in gold CS and mounted over the top of two glittered stripes of double sided tape. You can never have too much glitter & bling to ring in a New Year :)

Today has been fairly quiet, this morning was spent with the beans just playing with their Christmas toys and me & my husband joining in 😉 Then this afternoon I hosted New Years Day dinner for my husbands Mam, Dad & brother which was lovely. The beans love spending time with their grandparents :)
Now the beans are in bed and the family have left I am enjoying some more creative time & preparing my cards to mail out tomorrow. One of my many New Year resolutions is to send more of the cards I make!

Ok, that’s all I have to share with you here today, I do have another card HERE on the other Uniko blog. I will be back on Monday with a NEW Stamp Of The Week, dusting it off & showing it some New Year love 😉

Until then, thank you for stopping by & here’s to another FABULOUS & EXCITING Year, with many Uniko creations & surprises 😉

Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Christmas

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week. Basically each week I will be choosing a stamp set to dust off & give some inky love to. Though I am open to requests of stamp sets to revisit, so if you have a request either leave a comment or drop me an email. Along with giving the set some love, the featured set is also discounted in store for that week.

This week I am dusting off… Label Love: Christmas

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As I missed half of the week last week (due to November Release prep) & I will be using last weeks Stamp Of The Week, Label Love: Thank you BOTH clear stamp sets are available at a discount for this week in store HERE & HERE.

Anyway, on to today’s card…

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Today I decided on another non traditional colour scheme Christmas card, it was firstly inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below.

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With the beans nap time getting slightly shorter & needing to create a few cards that I will be sharing HERE tomorrow, I needed a jump start on my creativity and using a sketch really reduces thinking time, giving more creative time!!

I decided to ink up the music label contained in the set, paring it with the Let it Snow sentiment and a snowflake from Stunning Snowflakes embossed in silver & stardust embossing powder.

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I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, some Papertrey Ink satin ribbon (slowly using my stash!), some mini rhinestones and also edged the label in glitter which is quite hard to see in the photo, but really adds to the sparkle :)

Ok, that’s all from me today, I’m super busy in the home studio this week preparing for the upcoming November Release on the 11th November :) Plus I’m Guest Designing for one of my favourite challenges & Uniko is still sponsoring the ongoing TIME OUT Challenge HERE. All this fun starts tomorrow HERE I hope to see you!

Until, tomorrow with my next Stamp Of The Week post, thank you for stopping by today.

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