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TIME OUT Challenges – Inspired By Words

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It’s time for challenge #37 over at TIME OUT Challenges and we are back to being inspired by words, the phrase for this fortnights challenge is…

Friendship is Golden

What do these words inspire you to create? I was inspired by the whole phrase, which resulted in this card…

I’ve been wanting to try THIS ‘Fussy Cutting’ technique, I saw over on the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge for some time now and the ‘Fabulous’ sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #3 is kinda perfect for the technique.

The layout of my card & paring stamps instantly jumped into my creative mind and I am fairly pleased with how it translated on to the card itself. Believe me it doesn’t always happen that way!

As you can see from this close up both the sentiment and the star banners from Garlands Galore are heat embossed gold.

This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Cornelia, be sure to stop by Cornelia’s blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team.

 For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :)

As the current challenge over at Addicted to CAS HERE and seen below is banners, I thought I would enter my card there too, I do love playing along with challenges 😉 Be sure to check it out and join in!

I’ll be back again later in the week with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Let it SNOW…in July!

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It’s a super rainy Monday here at Uniko HQ. So I am spending the beans nap time getting a little creative in the studio! It certainly adds a little cheer to my day :)

I decided to play along with the current CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge HERE and seen below and created another Christmas card.

With a few clear stamp restocks expected tomorrow HERE in store, but are also available for pre order now, I decided to reach for my Stunning Snowflakes and BIG & BOLD – Snow stamp sets to create my card. I combined them with the SU! Little Letter dies which I have had in my stash for a while but not used – Oops!

Let it SNOW in July, well it feels pretty Autumn like here today and I actually turned the heating on for an hour, so if it did snow it wouldn’t shock me! Haha!

 There is still time to use the 10% discount code SUMMER10 which expires at midnight tonight. Be sure to take advantage of this little offer :) All our offers, re stocks and more are always announced via our newsletters, sign up HERE at the bottom of the website.
 Ok, that’s all from me today, but I will be back later in the week with more to share. Until then thank you for stopping by today :)

Have YOU joined us yet?

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I’m here today to remind you that there is still time to join in on the current Uniko Challenge HERE. This fortnight we have another easy challenge for you…

‘Black & White with an optional twist – a splash of colour

We have two lovely guest designers joining us Anita & Julie B, be sure to stop on by their blogs as well as the Uniko Design Team. We have prizes up for grabs too, all links to the team and their creations along with the prizes can be found HERE on the other Uniko blog!

Again, I went with the optional twist of colour and AGAIN I reached for the hot pink!

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I decided to use the new Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below for the layout of my card, which was also the starting point for my choice of stamps, the polaroid frame from Strike a Pose!

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As you can see I rotated the sketch so that the polaroid frame would fit nicely. I need a few cards to send to friends I haven’t been in touch with for a while and so I decided to use the HEY! sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #2 and added a layered small butterfly from English Country Garden Butterflies.

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That’s all from me today, be sure to stop on by and enter the challenge HERE, I’d love you to join in :)

Uniko Challenge #23

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Today a new challenge starts over HERE on the Uniko Blog. This month we have another fun challenge for you to try with another optional twist too.

 Black & White with an optional twist – splash of colour
 You can use any stamps/products to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko goodies and if you do there is an extra chance to win a prize!
Along with the Design Team inspiration, this fortnight we have 2 lovely an awesomely talented Guest Designers joining us, be sure to stop on by their blogs and have a look around at their creations. You won’t be disappointed, I know that for sure.

I went for a über CAS card as I was limited on time to create today…

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I can’t seem to stop using the new Pure Florals: Cosmos! I don’t think it has left my acrylic block since I was making samples for the release! I opted for the ‘splash’ of colour by stamping the sentiment from Simply Said Birthday in WPlus 9 Cranberry Crush ink.

I used the new CAS(E) this Sketch! sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card. I decided to round the lower left corners on both the stamped panel and the base card for an added bit of interest.

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I added a small bit of glitter to the centre of the flowers for a bit of sparkle and a little more interest along with adhering the panel using foam adhesive.

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Ok, that’s all from me today, be sure to stop by the blog HERE to see all the inspiration and link up your creations. There are prizes to be had too!

Still TIME to join in at TIME OUT Challenges

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There is still TIME to join in on the challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges & this fortnight we have a theme challenge with an optional twist & there is a prize up for grabs too for the winner of this challenge!

 The theme this time is…
Nature with the optional twist of animals (butterflies & insects can be used)
This time I decided not to twist like my card HERE, instead I decided to use the recently released Pure Florals: Cosmos to create a card for my bestie Kerry as it is her birthday today… HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kerry!

I decided to use a few crafting items that I haven’t used yet, firstly my new purchase of 4 Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I bought my favourite trio of colours along with a green and I have to say I am really pleased with my purchase. I’ve not added water to the for this card, I simply did flat colouring and the results are really nice.

I also used my SU! Chalk Talk dies which I have had for a while now. I used the large tag die in the collection to die cut a negative frame into my CS layer and after stamping my partial sentiment from the Pure Florals: Cosmos set I foam mounted it onto my card base. The flowers are fussy cut out and mounted with foam adhesive too.

The photo above shows the sparkle of Wink of Stella I added to the flowers after colouring them. Ok, that’s all from me today but be sure to stop by the guest designer joining us at TIME OUT Challenges, Barb, be sure to stop by Barb’s blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team.

Until my next post, thank you for stopping by today :)

Still TIME to join in at TIME OUT Challenges!

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Today I am popping by with a reminder that there is still time to join in on the current challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight it is a Home Sweet Home challenge inspired by this photo…

I went down the geometric route again for my card, this time opting for squares. I used a combination of Background Builders: Squared and Classic Alphabet.

The sentiment is a combination of All Occasion Sentiments #2 and Simply Said Birthday. Again I was also inspired by the colours in the photo.

This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Sue, be sure to stop by Sue’s blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team.

For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :) I’ll be back again later in the week with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Negatives, Positives & Balloons!

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What a scorcher here in the NE of the UK! Summer has finally arrived :) I am not a sun worshipper as I burn easily, but I do love it when the sun is out. Then a good thunderstorm to go with it is just as good.

The beans & I took a lovely sunny walk this morning into our local market town – Yarm. Then this afternoon after the thunderstorm had cooled things down for a while at least, the new paddling pool was christened…

The beans LOVE bath time and even cry when it is time to get out so they thought it was fabulous when they were stripped naked and plopped into the pool!

Anyway, now they are fast asleep in bed I have snuck off to the studio office for a little creative time :) I had this idea in my head for another card for CAS Colours & Sketches before the challenge closes tonight…

My idea took a little creative turn and instead of using the positive die cut which I had planned on I decided to use the negative instead. HERE and below is the sketch as a reminder…

I placed the string bow of the balloon where the ribbon bow is on the sketch and stamped the word happy to complete the line of the sketch. I also used the current colours over at The Card Concept HERE and below for my card.

Balloon Bash was the top seller on the website last month and it was the perfect set to use for my card along with a partial sentiment from A Gift For You.

Now I have caught up and got my creative fix I am going to go flop with hubby in front of the TV and watch an episode or two! Thanks for stopping by today & I will be back tomorrow with more to share :)

Have YOU joined in yet?

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I’m popping by today to remind you that there is still time to join in on the current Uniko Challenge HERE.

This fortnight it is a REALLY easy one for you, but with an optional twist to challenge yourself that little further if you wish.

Anything Goes with an optional twist of a Masculine Card

You can use any stamps you own to create your card/project, but I do love to see you use your Uniko goodies and there are prizes of course, listed at the end of my post along with other details.

I had my Background Builders: Chevrons out on the desk from my last card & post HERE, which was for the current TIME OUT Challenges challenge. It’s a perfect set for making a masculine card, as are all geometrics. So, with the help of a couple of other challenges I created this card…

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I started out by using the new CAS – Colours and Sketches layout seen HERE and below for the layout of my card. I then sought the help of the current colours over at ColourQ seen HERE and below.

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I don’t often reach for a coloured card base, but as I don’t have Soft Sky in an ink pad I decided to use that colour as the base. I also felt that the other 3 colours went well stamped together in a trio of chevrons. I have a thing for slicing through my panels at the moment, it’s a current trend within paper crafting at the moment.

Doing this to my stamped panel also coincides with the sketch where the ribbon would be. I added a small amount of glitter and a sentiment from Simply Said Birthday to finish the panel off.

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This fortnight we also have some lovely talented Guest Designers joining us :) Anita from My Papercraft World and Melissa from HoneyBeeLane.

For all the info, link up and more inspiration from the team, be sure to pop on over HERE to the Uniko Blog. Email entries are welcome if you do not have a blog or online gallery. Just send me a photo of your card/project to beverley@unikostudio.com

Need a little more to get that mojo flowing?! How about some prizes…

The DT will choose a winner who will get a £10 gift voucher

The DT will also choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (masculine card) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on July 3rd 8am BST.

That’s all from me today, thank you for sopping by & be sure to link up your entry HERE.

TIME OUT Challenges – Home Sweet Home

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How on earth did we get to Thursday?! The days are just zooming by for me at the moment as I juggle work and life in general. Plus the beans are keeping me on my toes as Josh has finally learnt to crawl and is into EVERYTHING! Ben isn’t crawling, but he can sure get where he wants to. Hence my lateness with todays post.

I’m here to share with you my card for the new challenge starting today at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight it is a Home Sweet Home challenge inspired by this photo…

I had so many ideas initially when I first saw this photo, but when it came to making the card none of my ideas worked, but this is how I was inspired…

I started by using the main colours in the photo and ‘trying’ to replicate the tile effect using  a couple of the small stamps from Background Builders: Chevrons. The ‘Hello’ is from All Occasion Sentiments #1.

This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Sue, be sure to stop by Sue’s blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team.

For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :) I’ll be back again later in the week with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.

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Uniko Challenge #22

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Today over HERE on the Uniko Blogger Blog we have a new challenge starting :) This fortnight it is a REALLY easy one for you, but with an optional twist to challenge yourself that little further if you wish.

Anything Goes with an optional twist of a Masculine Card

You can use any stamps you own to create your card/project, but I do love to see you use your Uniko goodies and there are prizes of course, listed at the end of my post along with other details.

Normally I would have challenged myself to make a masculine card, but it just wasn’t happening. The idea I had in my head just wouldn’t translate onto my card! So I ended up making this instead…

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I was firstly inspired by the new challenge over a Fusion Card Challenge HERE and opted to use both the inspiration photo and the sketch seen below.

Bright Butterfly

When I see butterflies I can resist joining in and using the large butterfly from English Country Garden – Butterflies. I paired the butterfly with the solid bloom from Beautiful Blooms II which I masked and stamped in Angel Pink, Rose Bud and Mango Madness.

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This fortnight we also have some lovely talented Guest Designers joining us :) Anita from My Papercraft World and Melissa from HoneyBeeLane.

For all the info, link up and more inspiration from the team, be sure to pop on over HERE to the Uniko Blog. Email entries are welcome if you do not have a blog or online gallery. Just send me a photo of your card/project to beverley@unikostudio.com

Need a little more to get that mojo flowing?! How about some prizes…

The DT will choose a winner who will get a £10 gift voucher

The DT will also choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (masculine card) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on July 3rd 8am BST.

That’s all from me today, thank you for sopping by & be sure to link up your entry HERE.