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Stamp Of The Week – Beautiful Blooms II

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

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This is my card today…

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I was inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card.

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I decided to look through my NBUS stash pile and was looking for something a little different to use. I came across a gold die cut which looked fun to create the panel. Instead of using the panel I decided to use the negative stripes and I am rather pleased how it turned out :)

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I still had some pink CS left on my desk from another card I am sharing tomorrow and so that helped me with my colour scheme. I added some Wink Of Stella to the white areas on the stamped bloom and leaves and adhered the bloom to the card using foam adhesive.

Super quick and simple again tonight, so 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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With February comes the start of my excitement and countdown to the Uniko February Release AND Uniko’s 4th Birthday! On Monday I kicked things off over HERE with a post that tells you how Uniko came to be, there is also a fun GIVEAWAY too 😉

If you missed it Tuesday I have another fabulous & exciting opportunity for one of you. How would YOU like to be a Uniko Guest Stamp Designer? For all the details and to enter check out the post HERE.

I also did a ‘Pin it, to WIN it’ HERE on Pinterest too 😉

I’m a bit late today due to an unforeseen lack of beans napping this afternoon, anyway, back to my SOTW card, 

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First of all I was inspired by the new challenge and join in with the celebrations over at “Less is More” this week as they celebrate their 5th Birthday! Congrats LIM :)

This week is a colour week, White on White with a splash of black or metallics and it is a FUN sponsored challenge, including Uniko as a sponsor!! Be sure to check out the fun & join in HERE, there are a few more Uniko February peeks over there too 😉

I also used the new Fusion Card Challenge HERE and below as I enjoyed using the sketch so much for yesterdays card.

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I kept things really simple, stamping the trio of butterflies in Encore Gold ink. The larger of the butterflies is fussy cut out for a little dimension and I added a strip of gold CS die cut with a Mama Elephant die from the landscape collection.

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Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I am ‘stressing’ a little over the amount of things I still need 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! We have our first product introduction tomorrow, so be sure to stop by both blogs for a closer look and inspiration 😉

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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Stamp Of The Week – Always & Forever

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

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I chose to feature this set because the Uniko Design Team & I are also revisiting the set HERE for the January Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY. So along with all the inspiration there you will be getting a week of inspiration here too 😉 Be sure to pop on over an hop along for your chance to win the set & an eGift Certificate for £10.

Hopefully you will see that this set is not only perfect for Valentine’s Day and love themed cards but for other occasions too. Along with how it coordinates with the popular Beautiful Blooms I, other Uniko products & more!

Anyway, how about a card…

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I made this card at the same time as my blog hop card HERE and it got the same Minc foiling treatment! This time I combined gold and turquoise foil for the hearts. I promise that not all my cards this week will be foiled!

It’s a fun machine and has a ton of possibilities, especially with what I have seen peeked at CHA the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show in California on various social media. There are some new mediums coming out to use on your projects to then add foil to such as glimmer mists and paint. Oh and some yummy ombre foils!

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Anyway, back to my card. As you can see I added a large ‘love’ die cut from SU! which I added Wink Of Stella to and a sentiment from the Always & Forever set. For an added bit of bling the hearts are embellished with rhinestones.

Ok, that is all from me today, I haven’t had a very good start to the week this week :( everything that could go wrong kinda did. Time to chill, relax & hope for a better day tomorrow.

Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

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

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Todays card was made recently when I received a nice surprise on Christmas Day! I’d been such a good girl in 2015, that Santa brought me a Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine – YAY! Unfortunately the Mini Minc played up and stopped working completely so I had to send it back (via Santa), after waiting a few days I got an upgrade to a full size Minc Machine *GRIN*.

Anyway, I had to give it a test run and played with the usual freebies you get with it and then I remembered I have some foils I used a Uni, way back probably 5+ years ago. So up into the loft I went and I eventually dug them out and found a BEAUTIFUL multi coloured foil which resulted in this card…

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As the ‘AWESOME’ is fairly small only 2 colours from the rainbow picked up. However I have a super CAS card HERE today which shows the full rainbow effect.

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Not to take too much shine away from the foiled sentiment & in keeping with the star for the ‘O’, I stamped the star background strips from Background Builders: Christmas in VersaMark ink onto a black panel of CS and then dusted Perfect Pearls over the stamping to make them shimmer & shine. This is a little more subtle than using heat embossing. The result a quick & simple card to congratulate someone on how awesome they are.

OK, that’s all from me today, don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, 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 – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week, this week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Anyway, here is todays card using the set…

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Todays card is almost a one layer card, but the die cut gold SNOW & tiny rhinestones adds a postal friendly layer to it. This card was inspired by this non Christmas card HERE and below.

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The colours for my card are inspired by the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge HERE which is a colour challenge, but you get to choose from any of the 2015 colour combos.

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SO many wonderful choices, that I actually made 2 cards but the second I will be sharing in next weeks Stamp Of The Week 😉

Anyway, I chose Challenge #144 colours seen HERE and below…

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I never found time to join in on these colours & they are perfect for a snowflake card 😉 Another much needed Christmas card & one that can be fairly quickly mass produced if needed! I’ll leave you with one last view of the card…

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Today we have family visiting, so I might not get much time in the studio to create. Hopefully I will get time to make one last card using this set to share with you tomorrow.

Don’t forget that the Stunning Snowflakes set is discounted this week & will be back to it’s normal price on Monday. We also have FREE UK SHIPPING & all international orders will receive a £3 shipping refund.

Until the next time, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week, this week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Anyway, here is todays card using the set…

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I’ve combined 2 challenges for this card, first up the layout and overall design is based on this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below.

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I started out with a different version of this card but made a few boo boos on it so abandoned it, I may try it again & share if it works! Then I remembered I have the SU! polka dot stencil and decided to do some ink daubing through it, something I’ve not done much of at all. So much so that I couldn’t even find a dauber! I used a dry baby wipe instead to brush the ink onto the black CS through the stencil which has resulted in a softer edge to my gold polka dots.

Secondly the colour scheme of my card is inspired by the new Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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Usually I would use less black and more white and gold but decided to give the black more focus. Instead of adding sentiment I decided to leave the card sentiment free & add a few rhinestones for added shine and sparkle. The stamped & fussy cut snowflake is adhered to the card using foam adhesive and lightly brushed with a clear Wink Of Stella pen.

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That’s all from me this evening, it’s been another long day with the beans today. They were tired following their afternoon at Grandma’s & Grandad’s yesterday and so were quite irritable at times and quite demanding for attention. Hence this mummy is quite tired now!

I have some December Daily to catch up on so I might relax in the studio and have a play! I will be back tomorrow with more to share using this set & until then, thank you for stopping by.

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Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Thank you

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I’m back today with a little card & tag ensemble using this weeks Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Thank you. I’ve gone Christmassy too, combining it with sentiments & stars from Label Love: Christmas & a little dot trio from Balloon Bash…

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I was inspired by a card I spotted on Pinterest HERE and seen below by the awesomely talented & sweet Dawn McVey and thought I would do a CASE using the labels.

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Since making my little ensemble I have added the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine to my Christmas list, as I want to foil everything! LOL! I had drew the cross hatch style frame with a pencil then went over the lines with a gold Spica pen. I think it would have been much nicer foiled or now thinking about it I could have used my VersaMark pen & embossing powder.

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Anyway, after making the card I decided to make a matching tag using Papertrey Ink’s Tag Sale #4 die along with my Sizzix framelits 2 1/2″ circle die.

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Here is a photo of the ensemble…

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That’s all I have to share with you all today, I hope I have inspired you a little. I will be back again tomorrow with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.

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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…

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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.