Posts tagged “Celebrate Today”

Stamp Of The Week – Beautiful Blooms I


Happy Monday and Happy Halloween to those who celebrate. This week I have opted for a seasonal change and I have gone for a floral set to revisit. This week I am dusting off Beautiful Blooms I and the coordinating Beautiful Blooms I Designer Dies



Floral clear stamps are good all year round and they can also be prettied up to go with the seasons, as I will hopefully show you this week 😉 When they have a set of dies to match, there are even more possibilities!

Here is what I came up with for today…

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On my card I have used the smallest of the blooms and the coordinating die. I was inspired by the pretty photo inspiration over a Fusion Card Challenge seen HERE and below, soft and subtle are the key words.

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I was also inspired to create a celebration card. “Less is More” are celebrating a BIG milestone this week, 300 challenges HERE. The theme this week is to create a celebratory CAS card.

I started by die cutting the bloom and then temporarily adhering the panel to my card base, so I could stamp through the die cut and have perfect positioning. The MISTI is on my Christmas wish list and I am dropping HUGE hints to Santa that I could *really* do with this tool now 😉

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Down the edge of my panel I adhered some SU! Washi tape, I can’t quite remember what collection it came from (sorry) the colour is either Pool Party or Mint Macaron. The sentiment is from Simply Said and stamped in Going Grey ink and I added a few rhinestones to finish the card off.

That’s all I have to share today, my mojo is a little slow as the beans decided to do some climbing antics at nap time and therefore didn’t nap. Mummy therefore didn’t get her usual lunchtime R&R and is feeling a little tired. I will however be back tomorrow with more using this set.

This week I am giving you the opportunity to purchase both the Beautiful Blooms I clear stamp set and Designer Dies in a bundle at 15% off HERE for this week only.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by 🙂



Uniko Clear Stamps:- Beautiful Blooms I Bundle

Ink:- Altenew Purple Wine, Stampin’ Up! Going Grey

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up! White

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Washi Tape. Rhinestones from stash and Foam Adhesive

Uniko Challenge #35


Welcome to the August Uniko challenge. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

Inspired By A Song Title! This sounds like a hard challenge, but when you google a word to see if it appears in a song title, you WILL be surprised as to how many there are!!

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.

Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

This month we have another super Guest Designer joining us this month, Glenda from My Paper Cat.

Glenda was the lucky winner from Challenge #33 and has created this beauty to inspire you…

Isn’t it fabulous, all those delicate stitches. CLICK HERE to see more from Glenda and leave some love 🙂

Here’s what I came up with…



I was inspired by the song ‘Explosion’ by Ellie Goulding. I wanted to do something different and a little unusual as well as dust off a clear stamp set I hadn’t used for a while! So I googled explosion as a song title and that’s what came up!

I decided to use the current Freshly Made Sketches layout again, seen HERE and below. It worked so well for the placement of the explosion image.

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I knew I wanted my card to be colourful too with a sparkly explosion, so I reached for my mini distress inks and Clarity Brushes to created an ink blended panel, following the design of the sketch above.




Kinda perfect for the current challenge over at AAA Cards HERE, which is all about blending!


Be sure to head on over HERE for the link up and lots more inspiration from the Design Team!

Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £15 gift voucher.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 200 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Friday 9th September (7.00pm EDT).

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you in the gallery!



Uniko Explosion! Clear Stamp Set
SU! Whisper White CS
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry & Mustard Seed
Foam Adhesive

Stamp Of The Week – Celebrate With Cake

Anyone for third helpings of cake?!

Time for a NEW Stamp Of The Week (SOTW) and this week I am dusting off… Celebrate With CakeCelebrateWithCakepp

As a CAS girl at heart and that relates to most of my life (apart from the beans – LOL!) in card making and paper crafts I rarely reach for the patterned papers. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE pattern, colour and pretty papers. I just find them daunting to use without over cluttering my card and keep my card CAS.

Anyway, I am ‘trying’ to overcome my fear of using patterned papers and so decided to give it ago on tonights card…


I have opted for a simple pattern, however it still spoke summer to me with the fresh yellow and white. It reminded me of a Redcar Lemon Top ice cream hence my lemon frosting on my cupcake!


The cupcake case is stamped in Hero Arts Mint to Green Ombré ink and the yellow frosting is VersaMagic Mango Madness, with a light dusting of Wink Of Stella. Even though the card seems to have a lot going on, I have tried to keep the focal point simple with limited embellishments.

I’m pretty pleased with how my card turned out, but I still need a little more practice and confidence using patterned papers I think!

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I still have a TON of work to do and a class on Saturday to prepare for. I think I am probably one of the only people in the UK not watching some kind of sport on the TV tonight!

Anyway, I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set and don’t forget that this set is discounted HERE on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂



Stamps: Uniko Celebrate With Cake and Simply Said

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, Mango Madness, Hero Arts Mint to Green Ombré

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White

Accessories: Wink Of Stella, Foam Adhesive, SU! Patterned Paper (from a kit), Rhinestone, Papertrey Ink Satin Ribbon