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NBUS Challenge #12 and a BIG peek at something NEW!


I can’t believe it’s day 9 of Darnell’s NBUS #12 Challenge and I am only ‘just’ finding some time to play along 🙁 Good new is I have an extra day to play along as it’s now on for 11 days!

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Anyway, here’s what I’ve made using some NBUS…

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So, I’ve had a trio of the Distress Oxide inks (Worn Lipstick, Broken China & Cracked Pistachio) for quite a while now and I’ve not really had chance to ‘play’ with them and experiment with blending them. That was until last week when I received a newly design Uniko product to test, Uniko Stencils!! This got me all inspired to test drive the inks with this new stencil 🙂

Yep, you are getting the first real look at ‘one’ of the new stencil designs being released this month! With the popularity of the recently released Background Blocks: Scattered Polka Dots clear stamp, I decided to do a larger version as a 6×6″ stencil.


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And, just look at those inks on kraft card stock? They are so vibrant and I don’t know if it is just me, but they blend SO much easier than the regular distress inks?!

The layout of my card is from the current AAA Cards challenge HERE, which this fortnight is a sketch, seen below. My stencilled panel was perfect to split into 2 and I simply added a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks.


Ok, that’s all from me today. I have a list as long as my arm of housework and jobs to be done before I head across to Happy Stampers Festival this Saturday! I am sure there is still time to grab a ticket HERE as they’re not available to purchase on the door and must be bought prior to the show.

I am looking forward to the show & if you’re attending please drop by the stand and say ‘Hello’!




Stamp Of The Week – Background Builders: Vines


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


Sorry for the long absence in blogging, I have still been suffering from illnesses and consequently I have had a lack of mojo this past week 🙁

Anyway, it’s Monday and with a new week comes new motivation to kick this bugs behind and find my creative energy! So with that, this evening I ‘made’ myself sit down and create a card using this weeks SOTW. This was and still is a favourite of mine and it was nice to dust it off and give it some new inky love…


For todays card I decided to pair a few of the flowers from the set with a NBUS SU! stamp set I got last month from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. As I have used some NBUS on my card it is perfect to enter into the lovely Darnell’s current NBUS Challenge HERE.

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As usual I also turned to a couple of my other favourite challenges to spark my creativity! First up the layout of my card is based on the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below.


As you can see I used a little artistic license for the sketch, I added the bakers twine bow below the panel instead of on the panel like the sketch shows as it worked better for my card with the large sentiment.

2016SOTW36aAnd for the colours of my card I used the current (soon to be ending) Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below.


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.