Posts tagged “Squares”

HAPPY Shadows

Hey & Happy Holiday Weekend!

Yep, it’s May Day weekend here in the UK, which means we get tomorrow as an extra day to our weekend! As it is hubby’s birthday tomorrow too, we have come away for a little family getaway and our first taking the beans anywhere overnight!

We are staying in Wrexham ‘just’ in North Wales (also hubby & the beans first time to Wales) and then we are off to Chester Zoo tomorrow, I can’t wait and it’s already been a wonderful adventure with memories to treasure 🙂

Anyway, last night I had a little time to create and made this card to share with you…

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This is an idea I have been wanting to get on to a card for ages now, but never got round to actually doing. That was until I saw the new challenge HERE over at “Less is More”.

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This week the challenge is shadow and it was the perfect time to test out my shadow stamping with the large HAPPY from All Occasion Sentiments #2.


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Having a MISTI tool is perfect for this technique and makes lining up & stamping the sentiment and images a breeze! I started by stamping the HAPPY in Altenew Parrot Ink and then off setting the HAPPY slightly and stamping in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

I repeated the process with the solid square from Background Builders: Squared which will be back in stock on Tuesday – YAY!

Ok, that’s all I have to share for today, I must make the most of an early night away and get some much needed beauty sleep 😉 I will be back tomorrow though with the first of the Uniko May Release Sneak Peeks!

Until then, thanks for stopping by!



Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals: Cosmos


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


This is the set the Design Team and I have revisited this month with a blog hop & giveaway HERE, so with it already out and getting some inky love and attention I thought I would give it some more this week!

2016SOTW43Todays card is inspired by a couple of challenges (no change there then!) First up the layout of my card uses the new Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below. Another of those sketches that looks and IS fun and I just had to have a go at!

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The second challenge was for colours and I LOVE the colours they have chosen at the Color Throwdown HERE and seen below this week, Teal, Aqua and Gold – YUM!


I decided to Gold heat emboss the Cosmos flowers on my trio of squares and after I added the aqua colour to the petals using a Copic marker, quick and simple flat colouring.

Don’t forget that there is still time to join in and comment along the hop HERE to be in the chance of winning the featured clear stamp set. Plus, there is also the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in progress and details and giveaway info HERE.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I’ve some orders to prep and the mini April Release to prepare for, goodies arriving in the post tomorrow 😉 Thanks for stopping by today, see you tomorrow and don’t forget that this set is discounted in store HERE this week too!


Still TIME to join in at TIME OUT Challenges!


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.