Posts tagged “Chevrons”

Stamp Of The Week – Celebrate With Cake

Anyone for MORE cake?!

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

Todays card came together pretty quickly this afternoon whilst the beans were eventually napping. I had a cake top already prepared from last night so all there was to do was decide on a layout and elements to mix with the cupcake.

Week 205 - Chevron

When I saw the new challenge over at CASology HERE, which this week is to use chevrons I thought, why not, chevrons could be pretty cool with a cupcake!

And this is what I came up with…



I started by stamping the cupcake case in Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombré ink and then masked it to stamp the chevrons from Background Builders: Chevrons (Retired) in SU! Going Grey ink.


The chevrons are then lightly watercolored, as I didn’t use watercolour CS. I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to do this and added a light coating of Wink Of Stella over the top too. I then adhered the glittered cupcake frosting from yesterday, stamped the sentiment and embellished with a few SU! It’s My Party Enamel Dots.

Because I wasn’t totally sure where this card was going, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out and I think the chevrons work well with the design.

As you can’t have a party without CAKE, I am entering my card into the challenge over at Gobal Design Project. Their challenge HERE is a theme…


Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I have a TON of work to do and a class on Saturday to prepare for along with a workout in the gym!

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, Background Builders: Chevrons (Retired)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, SU! Going Grey and Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombré

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and Smokey Slate

Accessories: Wink Of Stella. Foam Adhesive, Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and SU! Glitter 

Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #2


Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Flower Power #2


Today I have been longing for Spring. I love all the seasons and what they offer in the form of flora, fauna & the elements, but today the cold got to me and I longed for Spring weather to walk the beans out in! Hence my reason for choosing Flower Power #2 to revisit this week 🙂


My card today is inspired by the current challenge over a Fusion Card Challenge seen HERE and below. I opted just to use the photo inspiration.

2nd Year Anniversary

I opted for mainly bright shades of the pink & yellow seen in the photo to compliment the Hero Arts sentiment from the Acts Of Kindness clear stamp set. After seeing all the cards around blogland using it I snagged a set just before Christmas, but I’ve hardly had time to use it!


I kept my card fairly simple, with lots of white space and a clustered focal point. I used a chevron stamp from Uniko’s now retired Wonderful Washi Christmas to highlight the edge of the notebook die and clustered my stamped & fussy cut blooms to the lower righthand corner of the card. Finally I added some leaves from Flower Power #6 and some SU! candy dots to the flower centres.

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 🙂


Have YOU joined in yet?


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…


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.

sketch 130


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.


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

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


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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