Sunday 27 February 2022

Uniko February Release Day


It's release day at Uniko!

And I'm having a Fun Flowers frenzy!

This card is just perfect for anyone who doesn't like to colour as I simply stamped all the images onto coloured card stock, cut them out and adhered them to a cascading card base.

Another bonus of this card is that there were enough flowers and leaves left over to decorate a small gift bag. I added in a greeting from Everyday Sentiments stamped onto a tag to finish it all off.

And finally as I was having such a Fun Flowers fest I used the gorgeous Fun Flower Spray mask to create one last card. Such depth it almost looks 3D.

The greeting is from BIG & BOLD You.

OK I'll leave you in peace now to get on with your shopping. Have fun!

And stay safe and keep crafting!


Saturday 26 February 2022

Uniko February Release - Introducing Framed Balloons


Last day of introductions to Uniko's 10th Birthday February release.

And if you're a big fan of balloons like me this stamp will be right up your street.

Not only is this stamp super fun it's also the answer to creating a quick but awesome card and looks totally different as you change up the colours.

I chose blue, green and yellow for my first card. Yep! No pinks and purples!

Just the hint of purple in my next card as I used the whole rainbow of colours through the Mixed Mini Geometrics stencil. I then trimmed off the top part of the stamp and once coloured to match popped it up onto pads for dimension.

My last card gives the small present and Happy Birthday included in the set the chance to shine on a much more CAS styled card. I added a floral frame to the stamps using the Fun Flowers Stencil and Mask introduced yesterday.

So now all the introductions are complete. Everything from this release will be available to purchase in the store from 9.00am tomorrow, 27th February.

And I'll be back with some more samples in case you still need a little help in making your mind up about which to buy. Hope to see you tomorrow.

But until then stay safe and keep crafting!


Friday 25 February 2022

Uniko February Release - Introducing Fun Flowers & Stencils


And welcome to day 3 of the introductions to Uniko's 10th birthday February release.

Some of you may recognise this stamp set as it was originally released back in 2016, but Bev thought it was time to give it some more love so it's back in 2022 with two new co-ordinating stencils/masks.

My first card uses the Fun Flowers Stencil and Mask combined with the BIG & BOLD You stamps introduced yesterday.

Next I'm sharing a card using the Fun Flowers Spray Mask and a bit of foiling. First I used the stencil to apply green ink as a background and then I laid the mask inside and inked it up with Versamark. 

I don't have any fancy machine to foil so I used WOW sticky embossing powder instead. It gives a subtle distressed look to the floral.

The photo below shows a bit more of how it looks in real life.

And finally I'm sharing a card using the Fun Flowers stamps on top of an ombre background created using the original Fun Flower stencil.

OK so just one more day of introductions left and if you're a big fan of balloons like me you're going to love it!

So while you're waiting for the last reveal why not pop over to the Uniko blog and give the quests a try. 

Each quest has its own prize and if you complete all ten quests there is the chance to win an enormous £100 spend in the Uniko shop. Find a complete list of links to all the quests HERE.

Thanks for looking today.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Funky Fossil February Release Day

Yay! It's release day! 

Here's a look at what's on offer:

And a few cards to help you make up your mind:

Spring gnomes, Easter Egg dies, Scenic Borders stencil.

Spring Gnomes and Scribble stencil.

Rock chick and Spring Geometrics paper.

Bugs & Blooms and Dotty Grid stencil.

Maths Girl & Boy, Flowerful paper and Small Talk #2 sentiments.

Enjoy your shopping!

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Thursday 24 February 2022

Uniko February Release - Introducing BIG & BOLD You and Flower Power #7 Stencil


Are you ready for the next introductions to Uniko's 10th birthday February release?

And have you been playing along with the quests? 

Do you have a favourite? 

I think mine has to be quest 7 when the Brand Ambassadors shared photos of themselves when they were around ten years old - HERE.

Anyway I digress, so here's today's introductions:

I'm kicking off with a card that uses the masks from the stencil. I still had the yellow and purple ink combo out on my desk from yesterday, but it looks completely different on today's card.

I just love that BIG & BOLD You combo on the above card, but it looks equally stunning as a simple thank you. I heat embossed the you and then hand cut it for even more oomph.

I masked off the panel, inked it up in a light blue and then used the stencil to add some darker colours.

My last card today is a very straightforward layered up inking through the stencils. I didn't want to cover the stencilling so I chose a smaller greeting from yesterday's intro of Everyday Sentiments.

Are you in love with this stencil? Well wait until you see tomorrow's!

Thanks for dropping by, hope you'll be back again to check out the intros tomorrow.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Funky Fossil February Release - Introducing Guy Talk Stamps & Light It Up Dies

 Hi everyone!

Such a fun stamp set today, perfect for those difficult to make cards for guys and teenagers in your life. And a really useful die set that can be mixed and matched onto your cards or scrapbook pages.

Well I couldn't resist turning one of the guys into a bit of an alien having a whoop as he beamed down from his spaceship. The stencil is UFO and perfect for this theme.

But not all guys are space aliens - hmm maybe they are - but most in my experience have an affinity to bottles of something! The Monochrome washi strip just adds a place for him to lean against.

And this last guy seemed to have a bit of a steampunk vibe so I paired him up with the Mechanical stencil and some vintage brown shades. The best ever and most useful sentiment too!

There are also some new A7 stamps in this release and I used two of them - Maths Boy and Maths Girl on this final card for today. It's a zig-zag fold up and I paper pieced the light bulb and their clothes with left over bits from the Flowerful pad - also now available in a new larger 8"x8" size.

So that completes all the introductions. 

From 9.00am tomorrow all the products will be available to purchase from the Funky Fossil store. Which will be in your shopping basket?

Thanks so much for stopping by today, it's been so good to share some of your time.

Stay safe, keep crafting and enjoy shopping!


Wednesday 23 February 2022

Time For Tea Designs - Box Clever Scene


Today is my last post as a member of the T4TD DT so I decided it was time to break open the Box Clever dies that have been lurking unused in my stash.

I cut all the shapes from the Box Clever die set from white card and then set about colouring and creating my background scene. 

I used the Slimline Scene Builder stencil to create some clouds on the back panel and adhered the sun and clouds which are part of the Box Clever set on top.

I then chose my most favourite of all the T4TD stamp sets - You're Elephantastic - and enjoyed colouring them in bright happy shades. I always seem to reach for You're Elephantastic and adore the sweet ellies.

I attached the little bird onto a thin strip of acetate so that it could fly over the coconut shy and it wobbles and bobs adorably in real life.

I hope you like my card using the awesome products from T4TD. If you'd like to purchase any items you can get 10% off until the end of February using my code - T4TJANE10.

Thanks for looking today. 
Stay safe and keep crafting!


Uniko February Release - Introducing Background Blocks Splatter, Background Blocks Cogs & Everyday Sentiments.


I'm excited to be here today to share the first of the introductions to Uniko's 10th birthday month new release.

We're starting with a trio of those small but essential go-to type stamps.

Well of course with all the boys in my family my head went straight to a masculine card!

I stamped the cogs in a light aqua and then re-inked the stamp more lightly in the blue to get this two toned effect. I then added two greetings to finish it all off.

Next I put the splatter to use and managed to guide my head away from masculine - although it would be perfect for those type of cards - and paired it up with Beautiful Blooms II.

I love how the splatter gives a watercoloured look without any need to have the skill.

My final card for today also pairs up the splatter with an older stamp set - Pure Florals Lily. This time I used the with sympathy sentiment and some more sombre colours.

So that's day one of the introductions done. Come back tomorrow when another essential stamp and a gorgeous new stencil is on the menu.

Thanks for your time today and stay safe and keep crafting!