Monday, 3 October 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #42 - A Favourite Technique


It's time for the next challenge at AAA Birthday.

I have quite a few favourite techniques, but for this card I plumped for using washi with dies.

So the first thing I did was to cover a piece of card with washi strips. I like the effect when the washi is stuck diagonally.

Next I die cut the happy birthday and floral elements from the washi covered card.

To finish it all off I added one of the washi tapes to card and used it as a mat.

So what's your favourite technique? I hope you'll share it and join in with this fun challenge.

Go check out the fabulous inspiration from the AAA Birthday DT and our wonderful Guest Designer Asa - HERE.

Thanks for looking today. Stay safe and keep crafting!


Monday, 5 September 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #41 - Moodboard


So as we sweep into September there's a new challenge at AAA Birthday with a beautiful moodboard to inspire.

The idea is to pick and choose whatever catches your eye from the images. Plenty to look at in this board!

For my card I used the colours of the wool, the wall and the flowers from the moodboard as my starting point.

I stamped the flowers using a very old, but much loved Stampin' Up stamp set called Blooms & Wishes.

I then placed the Cobblestones stencil from Funky Fossil over and lightly inked it up to frame the flowers.

The final element was the greeting from Uniko's Birthday Sentiments.

How will you be inspired by the moodboard? Be sure to go take a look at what the rest of the AAA Birthday DT have created - HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate you taking the time.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Sunday, 4 September 2022

Uniko BA Inspiration


Today I'm up on the Uniko blog with three cards using a heat embossing technique that's really cool! 

Pop on over to Uniko for some simple instructions and a closer look at each card.

Thanks for looking.

Stay safe and keep crafting!

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Uniko BA Inspiration


How are you enjoying the last two releases from Uniko?

Today I have a couple of cards to share using the Sunshine & Rainbows and Background Blocks Rays stamp sets.

I've really been getting into doodling this summer and both my cards have this incorporated.

Once the stamping was complete I used black and white gel pens to add some extra detail.

What do you think? Is this something you might give a try? Be sure to share on social media if you do using #unikoltd.

Thanks for looking today.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Monday, 1 August 2022

AAA Birthday Challenge #40 - Anything Birthday Goes


It's time for the August challenge at AAA Birthday. And it's a really easy one at this busy vacation time of year.

Couldn't be any simpler!

I made this fun and vibrant card for my grandson's 18th birthday.

 The zip is a stencil from Funky Fossil, Zip It, and I used some texture paste to add dimension. I then cut round the top curve of the zip and placed some of the awesome Urban Vibes paper behind it.

The guy is from the Zip It Gang stamp set and I popped him onto a piece of folded card so that he wobbles.

I also used the same stencil and stamp set to add the greeting to the inside of the card.

You'll really want to pop over to the AAA Birthday blog to see what the rest of the DT and guest designer Nance have been up to with this free rein theme. Find it HERE.

Thanks so much for your time today, it's been fun to have you visit my blog.

Stay safe & keep crafting!


Friday, 29 July 2022

Uniko July Release

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Today's the day when you get to pop those fabulous new goodies from Uniko's mini July release into your shopping basket!

I've a couple of cards to share today.

First up is the Pawprints Hearts stamp set and the Scattered Hearts stencil.

And a vibrant use of the Tropical Leaf #2 stencil paired up with BIG & BOLD Hugs stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your shopping!

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Thursday, 28 July 2022

Uniko July Release - Introducing Paw Prints Hearts & Stencil Scattered Polka Hearts


Today's introduction to Uniko's mini July release is one for all you animal lovers.

I used the stencil in a rainbow of colours to create a background - I'm told animals go to the rainbow bridge when they pass. Then I used the same colours to stamps the pawprint to add as the focal image.

Having applied all that ink colour to the stencil I didn't want to waste any so I spritzed it with water and took a mono print.

I then die cut two hearts from the centre and used the rest as a base layer. I love the more subtle look this technique gives and is perfect for a bereavement card.

But this stamp set and stencil is not just for sad occasions. I know lots of owners like to celebrate their pets by showing their love with a card.  I used BIG & BOLD You for the sentiment.

Well that's a wrap for the introductions. Do you have a favourite?

Everything will be in the store tomorrow at 9.00am for you to purchase. I'll have a few more cards to share too, so I hope to see you then.

Thanks for your time today.

Stay safe and keep crafting!