Friday, 1 August 2014

Fresh for Friday!


I love Fridays! Firstly I love today as it's the start of the weekend & I get to spend time with my husband :) and secondly because it's the 1st August which means that in 10 days time it'll be release day - whoop whoop! To make it even better, only 4 days until the Sneak Peeks start, which makes counting down to release day even more fun!

Anyway, I've a fresh CAS card to share with you today...

I love the new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches seen HERE and below, it has SO many options and ways you could go with it. 

I decided to unitise some of the smaller stamps in the Uniko Studio product line up. The little hearts contained in Flower Power #3.

I've not much planned for the weekend, will just see how it rolls! I don't think the weather forecast is great, rain on its way, perfect for staying in & crafting! 

I'll be back tomorrow with a long over due The Saturday Show, so until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: White (Boyes)
Ink: Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores & Summer Sunrise. VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Flower Power #3
Accessories: Embroidery Floss. At You Spica Pen & Foam Adhesive.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

TIME OUT Challenges #11 Celebrations & Optional Twist Butterflies


Wow, these fortnights are passing SO quickly and it's time for the next challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges! This fortnight is a theme challenge, the theme being...

 Celebrations with the optional twist of butterflies

We have a FABulous sponsor for this challenge... Stamplorations. For those who use the optional twist with your entry you will be in the chance of winning...

* 1 stamp set for the entry that has the twist (butterflies)
* 1 stamp set for the entry that has a STAMPlorations stamp (with or
without the twist)

Here is my take on the theme...

If you stop by here often you will know that I LOVE butterflies, so it may not really be a surprise to you that I had to go with the optional twist! I started out by drawing a circle with a pencil and adding LOTS of rhinestones to create a circle of sparkle. I have a ton of this colour and size of rhinestone in my stash left over from a Wedding Invitation commission I did a few years ago.

The butterflies are from English Country Garden - Butterflies and the sentiment from FONTiments - Birthday.

This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Sarah, be sure to stop by Sarah's blog Funky Fossil Designs to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team...

For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :) I'll be back tomorrow with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Card Stock: White (Boyes)
Ink: Memento Rose Bud & VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: KaiserKraft Rhinestones & Foam Adhesive.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

A CASual Thank you


I'm back today with another card I made on Monday night in my little crafting session. This time a colourful and super CAS thank you card...

Again a combination of my current 'go to' Flower Power along with a few 'lil flowers from Background Builders: Vines!

Today I am mostly preparing as much as I can for the up coming August Release here at Uniko Studio, so lots of creativity and relaxing in the studio :)

Just a little reminder that there is just over 48 hours left of the Summer Sale HERE over on the website, don't miss out on the opportunity to buy at these cheaper prices! 

I'll be back again with more to share, a new TIME OUT challenge, so until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: White (Boyes)
Ink: VersaMagic Turquoise Gem & Aquatic Splash. Memento Luxe Rose Bud & Dandelion
Accessories: SU! Glitter. Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A Bright English Butterfly!


Last night I enjoyed an hour of crafting in the studio and was please with how productive I was in such a short time. I had stamped & coloured the butterfly on today's card a while back and it was just sat waiting to be used and this is how...

The layout of my card is a sketch from CAS - Colours and Sketches seen HERE and below. I decided to use the sketch for a standard C6 size card rather than a square card, as I tend to make only mini square cards.

To colour the butterfly I used my good 'ol PrismaColour Pencils and gamsol to blend the colouring. I added a little shimmer over the top using a clear At You Spica pen. I really NEED to invest and purchase a Wink of Stella pen!! 

I was at the hospital this morning for another scan and I am pleased to report that all is well with the 'lil beans. Both still growing well, one 6oz bigger than the other but they are still both really good weights for twins. The biggest weighed in at 3 pound 14 ounces! Hopefully only one more scan in 2 weeks and then at that scan I will be scheduled to come in and be induced. 

I am SO glad all is well but the 3 hours is a killer especially after a sleepless night. The beans were just kicking and carrying on ALL night! Preparing me no doubt for the not to distant future! I was hoping for a nice little nap this afternoon, but they are still at it in there!! Hopefully they will tire by bed time! 

Ok, that's all from me today, I'm just chilling out on the sofa watching the Commonwealth Games :) I'll be back tomorrow with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Card Stock: SU! Melon Mambo, White (Boyes)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: PrismaColour Pencils, Gamsol.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Fusion & French Cupcake Inspiration!

Hey & Happy Monday!

Apologies for my tardiness today in posting, I didn't make it into the studio to create yesterday & today I have spent most of the day catching up with my college friends, chatting & having lunch in the sunshine - Oh and ice cream! 

I'm here in the studio this evening enjoying the slightly cooler temperature and getting my craft on whilst the hubby is out playing football! I decided to have a little play along with the current Fusion Card Challenge seen HERE and below my card for some inspiration and this is what I came up with...

Not a cupcake in sight, instead a little cluster of my current 'go to' flowers! I did use the inspiration photo, but for the colours it features. I also rotated the sketch counter clockwise.

Such a lovely soft colour palette and featuring aqua a favourite colour of mine :) Below is a little close up of the floral detail...

Short & sweet from me today, I want to make another card tonight to share with you tomorrow afternoon, as I am back the hospital tomorrow morning for another scan & check up on the not so 'lil beans!! 

Until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: Papertrey Ink Lemon Sorbet. White (Boyes)
Ink: VersaMagic Pink Peonies, Aquatic Splash & Tea Leaves. Memento Luxe Dandelion
Accessories: Papertrey Ink Ribbon.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Hey, Flower!


I hope you're all having a lovely weekend, I'm enjoying the time with my husband even if it is supervising and assisting him in various jobs round the house and garden! It makes a change for the weather to be nice at the weekend too :) 

Anyway, on Friday I had a super fun inky session in the studio and made quite a few cards, this is another of them...

I had a flower stamped using the baby wipe technique sat on my desk waiting to be used on a project, so that was my starting point. I then stamped the matching outline flower onto the raspberry card base & flower centres using VersaMark Dazzle Frost ink. The sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #2 stamped onto a square of CS and then I used the multicoloured flower and matching flowers from Background Builders: Vines to frame the corner of the sentiment.

That's all from me today, I hope to find an hour or two to spend in the studio, so much I need to do in there! Enjoy the rest of your weekend & I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: White (Boyes) PTI Raspberry Fizz
Ink: VersaMark Dazzle Frost,VersaFine Onyx Black & PTI Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: SU! Ink Refills, Foam Adhesive & Corner Chomper

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Feeling Square!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

I was quite productive yesterday in the studio and made a few cards to share here on the blog over the next few days. I knew I wouldn't make it into the studio to create today as weekends seem to be 'get jobs done' time! I mainly supervise & assist as I can't do much else, but I like to be involved! 

Anyway, this was one of the cards I made...

I saw the current challenge over at The Card Concept HERE and below and as it used one of my favourite colours - aqua, I had to join in! 

It's quite hard to see the lime colour in the photo of my card, but I promise it is there! It's been another gorgeous day here in the NE of England and considering I don't get direct sunlight in the studio it's made my photo super light!

It's been a while since I used Background Builders: Squared, so I gave it some inky love & paired it with my favourite sentiment combo, All Occasion Sentiments #2 and A Gift For You! I also added a little bit of sparkle to alternate squares that were stamped in aqua.

As my card is super CAS, I thought I'd enter it into the new challenge over at "Less is More" HERE this week, which is 'Anything Goes'. 

The Uniko Studio SUMMER SALE is still on, grab yourself a bargain HERE before it ends or a set you've been after sells out!! 

That's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: White (Boyes) SU! Pool Party
Ink: VersaMagic Key Lime & Aquatic Splash. VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: SU! Glitter & Foam Adhesive