Posts tagged “With Sympathy”

Uniko Sponsors “Less is More”

Happy Weekend!

I hope your weekend has begun well and you have some creative time planned ūüôā If you need a little inspiration, why not join in on the new challenge over at “Less is More”.

This fortnight I am super happy to let you know that Uniko is the sponsor for the challenge. You could win an in stock clear stamp set (any value) from the Uniko website – how good does that sound?

The challenge this fortnight is a colour challenge seen HERE and below. A lovely soft colour palette of Duck Egg Blue, Plum & White.



And here’s how I used the colours…


For my card I used the Large Background French Script. In hindsight, even though I’ve stamped it in Altenew Sea Glass ink (my closest match to a Duck Egg Blue), which is a really light and soft blue, I wished I hadn’t inked the stamp for a complete solid stamp as overall my card isn’t as ‘CAS’ as I would have liked!

To keep the design more ‘CAS’ with more open white space I should have applied the ink in a more haphazard way, to achieve a rustic/faded look.


For the floral/foliage silhouette I used the main image from Just Because clear stamp set. I used Altenew Deep Iris for the plum colour in the challenge. I’ve stamped the image 3 times, varying the angle and how much of the stamp would be visible to create a panel of the design along the left hand side.

My chosen sentiment is With Sympathy from Simply Said Blocks II, as sadly I need a few sympathy cards to send out. The stamps I have used and the colour palette works beautifully for this theme of card.

Okay, that’s all I have to share with you just now. Myself & the Uniko DT will be back later this morning for this months Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Until then, thanks for stopping by & I look forward to seeing you in the LIM Challenge Gallery!


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

Clear Stamps

Yesterday I realised that I used Flower Power #2 as a SOTW a few weeks ago, I do apologise for repeating myself. However, it’s more inspiration for you using this set!

Anyway, how about one last card this week using this set…


Today I have paired it with Natures Treasures I again, the leaves in this set are the perfect size to pair with the blooms. The layout of my card was inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketch seen HERE and below.

FMS Final 243-001

My card came together pretty quickly as I had some left over stamped blooms from my other cards this week! I opted for a Soft Stone card base as I wanted a softer cleaners to my card as I knew I wanted to use a With Sympathy sentiment. It is for one of my neighbours as they have recently lost one of their cats.

I feel for them as I am a cat lover too and Ted used to spend a lot of time in our garden with Mr Cat and was good company for him.

Anyway, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with a new SOTW and featuring a set that I haven’t done so this time!Don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week. Plus I have a little discount code for a limited time only. Use the code¬†summer15¬†during the checkout process, code expires midnight 4th July 2016.


Thanks for stopping by ūüôā



Stamps: Uniko Flower Power #2, Natures Treasures I and Simply Said

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Pixie Pink & Melon Mambo

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White. Papertrey Ink Soft Stone

Accessories: SU! It’s My Party Enamel Dots. Foam Adhesive.