Saturday, 18 August 2018

Uniko August Release - Introducing Big & Bold Hello & Framed Florals

Here we are already with the last day of the introductions to Uniko's August release. There are two sets today and I've made a couple of cards with each.


Something completely different for me with this first card. I've used rainbow foil as a background!

I wanted a bit of a weathered look to the foil, so I scratched it up a bit and then added the fussy cut hello on top. The rest of the greeting was stamped below.

I die cut a stitched line at the top and bottom and then popped this panel up on foam and adhered it on top of a line of rainbow striped washi tape.

My next card has a repeated stamping of the big and bold hello, just changing up the colour each time. I used my misti tool and partially re-inked the stamp each time to create an ombre effect. I finished off by adding the little flower motif from this set in black to match the base card colour.

Stamps: Uniko, Big & Bold Hello
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, melon mambo, tempting turquoise, bermuda bay
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

And then there is this very beautiful and stunningly gorgeous Framed Florals stamp to delight you!

A delightful medley of Bev's iconic flower and leaf sets. I felt it really didn't need much fiddling to show off its beauty, so I simply stamped it in black onto some ditsy floral paper and added it onto a favourite purply pink base card.

I stamped the sentiment from Big & Bold Hello onto matching paper and added a strip to peep out either side.

My final card uses a simple, but very pretty colour scheme, and a bit of fussy cutting to add extra dimension to some of the flowers and leaves.

The greeting is once again from Big & Bold Hello.

Stamps: Uniko, Framed Florals, Big & Bold Hello
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, old olive
Pen: Copic, E000, V12

Well have you made your decision yet? So difficult to choose isn't it? Be sure to pop in tomorrow to see the complete reveal of all the stamp sets and some more sample cards to help you make your mind up. Oh and of course details of how to win the entire release!

Until then, keep crafting!

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Friday, 17 August 2018

Uniko August Release - Introducing Background Builders Hexagons & Beautiful

Are you ready for some cards using the Uniko August new release goodies?  Well I've four cards to share and two stamp sets.


I'm starting with the aptly named flower stamp - Beautiful.

I've kept pretty close to my CAS roots with this card, but used colours that are far removed from my beloved pinks and purples. I turned the stamp over and stamped a background splash of colour before stamping it the correct way up in the same colour ink.

I then partially inked it up with black and stamped it again to add a little more detail. The greeting is from the same set but the stem is from Beautiful Blooms I.

This is another favourite card layout for me. I decided to let the beauty of the flowers shine out so I only used touches of blue in the centres and left the rest uncoloured.

Stamps: Uniko, Beautiful, Beautiful Blooms I
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, peekaboo peach, old olive
Pen: Copic, B12
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched basic edges

The next two cards use a hexagon stamp set - a great new addition to the Background Builders series.

I used a Kaleidacolor ink pad and stamped the hexagons into two corners of my card. And the greeting is a little peek at one of tomorrow's introductions.

For my next card I stamped the hexagons all the way round the edges of a square card and then added colour using Copic pens.

I added a greeting and a fussy cut bee from the previous Uniko release - Bee Happy. I also brushed a little peach ink around the edges to add a bit of a distressed feel.

Stamps: Uniko, Background Builders Hexagons, Bee Happy & Big & Bold Hello
Inks: SU, baked brown sugar, peekaboo peach; Kaledacolor, creole spice
Pens: Copic, Y35, Y38, E33, E35

Thanks for looking today. Tomorrow I'll be back introducing the last two stamp sets from this new release and then on Sunday they'll be the full reveal and your chance to buy or maybe win your favourites.

In the mean time keep crafting!

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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Uniko August Release - Introducing So Much

Here we go then with the first of the introductions to the August Uniko release.

And if you're thinking this stamp looks familiar, that's because it was previously a freebie linked to a past release. So if you missed out then, you will soon be able to purchase it to add to your stash.

I stamped and heat embossed the stamp and greeting in white and then added colour using Prismacolor pencils.

For my next card I've revisited a favourite colour combo of kraft, black and white.

I die cut the stitched rectangle, stamped the flower spray and then inserted it back into the aperture.

Similarly on this next card I die cut a stitched rectangle and inlaid it, but kept this one super CAS by using just the small flower from the set.

I used Prismacolor pencils to add colour. I find it easier to control pencil crayons than marker pens on such small images.

Stamps: Uniko, So Much
Inks: Versamark + Ranger suoerfine white embossing powder; Memento, tuxedo black
Colours: Prismacolor; Sakura, jelly roll white
Die: MFT Die-namics, double stitched rectangles; Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles

Thanks for looking today and be sure to come back again tomorrow when they'll be not one but two introductions to stamp sets!

And keep crafting!

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Uniko August Release - Sneak Peeks

I'm really excited to be here today as Uniko is showing it's sneak peeks at the upcoming August new release. And even more exciting is that you won't have to wait long to get your hands on the new stamp sets as they're being released this Sunday 19th August.

 You may recognise this one if you're a past customer of Uniko, it's a sure fire winner and must have!

Another addition to the Background Builders series of stamps and sure to be a staple in your stash.

Well I'm sure you can work out what that sentiment says and the matching stamps really live up to that word.

A welcome addition to the Big & Bold series and THE set you'll be reaching for over and over again.

Possibly my favourite from this release and a really wonderful mix of Bev's signature florals.

Have you got a favourite yet? 

Well be sure to come back tomorrow when we start the introductions and you'll be able to get more of a feel for the first set from this release. Another two will be introduced on Friday and the final two on Saturday. Then as I said earlier the whole release will be available to purchase on Sunday. 

Thanks for looking today! And keep crafting!

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tuesday Talk

Today I'm sharing a water coloured card I created with the challenge at CAS Watercolour in mind.

Here's my card:

So I thought I'd picked put a sunflower stamp and happily stamped and heat embossed it before adding water colours. Then I came to list the supplies I used and discovered it was daisies - oh well still looks sunflowerish to me!

I added a few tiny black gems to the centres of the flowers, thought they looked a bit like the seeds.

Stamps: Woodware, Tatty Daisies
Inks: Ranger distress, cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch, stormy sky, picked raspberry, mustard seed; Versamark, clear + Ranger Superfine black embossing powder; Versafine, onyx black
Gems: Hobbycraft

Thanks for your time today, it's always a pleasure to have you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Monday, 13 August 2018

Monday Moment

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the challenge at Less Is More.

I used one of my favourite animal stamps from Penny Black:

I kept my card CAS by inlaying the die cut window and only using black and white. Lots of lovely empty white space too!

Stamps: Penny Black, Purrfect Day
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
Die: MFT Die-namics, rectangle peek-a-boo window

Thanks so much for dropping by today, it's been great having you visit my blog.

And keep crafting!

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Sunday Spot

Today I'm here to share a card I created for the Food and Drink challenge at Time Out. And since it fits flat into an envelope and uses stamps that only arrived on Friday and this is their first airing I'm also entering it into the challenge at Cards In Envy.

  Cards in Envy

Here's my card:

I stamped and punched the summer treats and sentiment circles and die cut a vibrant pink rectangle to pop them on.  The two lollies are on pads, but I'm pretty sure the card still fits an envelope for flat rate postage. I'll just pull them off and adhere them flat if I'm wrong!

I thought long and hard about buying the matching dies, but decided I could fussy cut the food images and hoped the circle would fit either one of my punches or dies. So I was really pleased that it did - must confess to being a bit of a tight wad when it comes to stamp dies!

Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Summer treats
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, melon mambo, Bermuda bay
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats long & skinny rectangles
Punches: 1.5" Woodware; 1" Xcut
Pens: copic, N1, BG32, E21, E33, RV02, RV04, RV09

Thanks so much for looking today, I've loved having your company.

And keep crafting!

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