Thursday, 26 May 2022

Uniko - Brand Ambassador Inspiration - WILD

Hi there

It's been ages, I'm so sorry!  Life has just been getting in the way, with no time to craft, but today I'm back with some Brand Ambassador Inspiration for Uniko and I decided to have a play with the WILD clear stamp set and a couple of the co-ordinating stencils.  You can find all the info about how I made the following cards over on the Uniko blog, here.


For my first two cards I combined the stamp set with the Tiger Print Stencil.  Here's the first one...



Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - WILD 
  • Stencil: Uniko - Tiger Print
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - Black; Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich, Metallic Copper


And for my second card, a one layer card with a completely different feel using the same Tiger Print Stencil...



Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - WILD
  • Stencil: Uniko - Tiger Print
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Heart Stax (used to create stencil/mask)
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Accents: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Jewels: Cherry Mix

And for my final card I combined the stamp set with the Giraffe Print stencil...



Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - WILD
  • Stencil: Uniko - Giraffe Print
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Cardstock: Neenah - Desert Storm
  • Accents: Wink of Stella sparkle pen


Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope to be back with more to share very soon.

Take care

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Uniko - Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Flower Power

Hi there

Happy Easter, everyone! 

Today I'm over on the Uniko Blog with some Brand Ambassador inspiration, and I chose to showcase the Flower Power sets this time.  You can find all the information on how I made the following cards over on the Uniko post, here.


First up, a little emboss resist and ink blending...




Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Flower Power #3, Flower Power #4
  • Dies: Uniko - Designer Dies Flower Power #1-#6 Collection; Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Scalloped Rectangles
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Oxide - Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick; Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White


Next up I created a stamped floral background as my focal point...




Materials used:
  • Stamps - Uniko: Flower Power #6
  • Ink: Altenew - Wisteria, Hydrangea, Frayed Leaf; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Scalloped Rectangles


For my final card I watercoloured the flowers using watercolour pencils.  Unfortunately, my camera has washed out the colour a little on this one...




Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Flower Power #2
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Dies: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles; MFT Die-namics - Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window
  • Watercoloured using Derwent Inktense pencils

Challenge entries:

Card 2:
Color Hues - Challenge #39 - Purple and Green


Card 3:
Inkspirational - Challenge #263 - Technique Challenge - Watercolour
STAMPlorations - April CAS Challenge - Anything CAS Goes (Blue & Purple)




I'd also like to make you aware of a 10% discount code that Bev at Uniko is kindly offering on all orders this Easter weekend so if you do want to make a purchase, please do use the code easterspecial10 for a discount.



Thanks so much for visiting today and I wish you all a wonderful Easter Sunday. 

Friday, 8 April 2022

Kitty Love

Hi guys

Apologies for being so quiet on here lately.  I've had a bit of a crafty dry spell lately so, hopefully, I'll get back to creating a lot more very soon.

Just stopping by today to share a card I made a while ago.  I've just found the photo and realised I forgot all about sharing it.  And as it's just a love themed card, it could be sent at any time, not specifically for Valentine's Day.

Here it is...


On a die cut panel I stamped the kitten first, before masking and them stamping the "love" for him to lie upon.  These were then simply coloured with Copics before adhering the panel flat to the card base.  I die cut the "you" and the hearts from red cardstock, adhered to the panel and then added some sparkle to the hearts using a shimmer pen.


Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Pawfect Plushies, On the Shelf
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Twice the Thanks (you); Lawn Fawn - Hearts; Create a Smile - Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Coloured with Copics
  • Accents: Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear

Challenge entries

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #217 - Animals
STAMPlorations - April CAS Challenge - Anything CAS Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #141 - Baby Animals




Thanks for taking a look.  Wishing you a lovely weekend.




Thursday, 17 March 2022

Uniko - Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Spring Botanicals Tulip

Hi guys

I'm over on the Uniko blog toay with my very first Brand Ambassador Inspiration post!

I'm sharing a trio of cards using the Spring Botanicals Tulip stamp set.  For full details on how I made these you can find the information over on that blog post, here.


For this first card the background was masked and the image coloured with ink blending...




Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Spring Botanicals Tulip
  • Ink: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, Forest Moss, Rustic Wilderness; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe - Alabaster
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
  • Other: Inkadinkado - Stamping Mask Paper


For this next card I used very simple tone on tone colouring...




Materials used:
  • Stamps - Uniko - Spring Botanicals Tulip
  • Ink: Altenew - Wisteria; VersaMark
  • Coloured with Copic markers
  • Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe - Alabaster
  • Die: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles



And for my third of this trio I left the image uncoloured and just added colour to the background...




Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Spring Botanicals Tulip, Large Background French Script
  • Stencil: Uniko - Stylised Floral
  • Ink: Versafine Clair - Nocturne; Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet; Altenew - Industrial Diamond; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe - Alabaster
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax
  • Other: Inkadinkado - Stamping Mask Paper


Challenge entries:

Card 1
Allsorts - Week 667 - Spring is in the Air
Stamping Sensations - March Challenge - Spring
We Love Stamping - March Challenge - Spring

Card 2
Sweet Stampin' - KISS! (keep it simple)
STAMPlorations - March CAS Challenge - Anything CAS Goes

Card 3
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #425 - Die Cuts / Stencils
Happy Little Stampers - March Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes
NBUS - Challenge #36 - all new stamps and stencil
STAMPlorations - March Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes








Thanks so much for taking a look today, sending crafty hugs.



AD - some products kindly gifted for Design Team purposes.

Sunday, 27 February 2022

Uniko February 2022 Release - Reveal, Release, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi there

It's here!  It's the 10th Birthday February 2022 Release Day at Uniko.  All the new products in this release will be available to purchase from the Uniko shop, here, from 10am today, 27 February 2022.

I have a couple more makes to hopefully inspire you.

First up, a card using a combination of three of the new products...


On a die cut panel I inked lightly through the largest flower from the Flower Power #7 stencil.  I then used the smaller confetti stamp from the Framed Balloons set and stamped this multiple times through the stencil to fill the design.  I coloured the confetti with Copics and then stamped the sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments set.


Materials used:
  • Stencil: Uniko - Flower Power #7
  • Stamps: Uniko - Framed Balloons, Everyday Sentiments
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Speckled Egg; Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Coloured with Copics
  • Die: Create a Smile - Scalloped Rectangles


For my second card I combined two of the new products with the existing Passiflora stamp set and die bundle...


I used the new Background Blocks Splatters stamped twice onto white cardstock, inked up randomly with pink, blue and purple inks.  I then used the die from the Passiflora set to cut out sections of the stamped backgrounds.  I then stamped the flower centres using a stamp also from the Passiflora stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment from the new Framed Balloons set and coloured it with co-ordinating markers.  All layered up and adhered onto a black background and I added some silver glitter enamel dots to finish.


Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Background Blocks Splatters, Framed Balloons, Passiflora
  • Die: Uniko - Passiflora
  • Ink: Altenew - Pinkalicious, Hydrangea, Turquoise; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
  • Sentiment coloured with Copics
  • Enamel dots from stash

And here is the new release in its entirety.

New stamps...






A re-introduced stamp set...


and the stencils...




Thanks so much for taking a look, I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.








(AD - some products kindly gifted for Design Team purposes)

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Uniko February 2022 Release - Introducing...Framed Balloons

Good morning

It's Day 4 of the introductions for the Uniko 10th Birthday release and the set being showcased today is another addition to the Framed series...Framed Balloons.  

Please do take a look over at the Uniko blog to also see how my fellow Brand Ambassadors have used this new set, so much creativity!

This one has such a great party feel so I created a shaker card to add more bling...


I stamped the main image and fussy cut the centre to create an aperture for my shaker window.  I first chose the sprinkles I was going to use before I coloured the balloons so I could co-ordinate the colour palette.  I die cut the panel and then used some white cardstock with silver flecks as my shaker backing to trap the confetti inside.  After adhering the panel to my card base I stamped the sentiments from the same set and heat embossed them in white on black sentiment strips.


Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko - Framed Balloons
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark
  • Coloured with Copics
  • Embossing Powder: Brutus Monroe - Alabaster
  • Dies: Create a Smile - Cool Cuts Double Stitched Rectangles; Altenew - Featured Sentiment Dies
  • Accents: Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Sprinkles: Hollow Stars and Rainbow Hearts

I hope you've enjoyed these teaser projects.  The full release will be revealed tomorrow so I hope to see you then.








(AD - some products kindly gifted for Design Team purposes)
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