Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Hey & Happy 2014!

I know I'm a day late in wishing you all a Happy New Year and it's not because I was hungover yesterday! I didn't touch a drop of alcohol & spent a very relaxed and chilled out night in front of the TV New Years Eve and yesterday I spent the day cleaning the house and cooking a dinner. I enjoy New Year as a time to reflect on the year that has passed, good memories and achievements but it is also a time to look to the future and plan new things. I haven't set any 'official' resolutions as I never seem to achieve what I say I will, but I have some goals to work towards this year both personal & here at Uniko Studio. 

Anyhow, I made a little card for you all to wish you a Happy New Year...

I used a couple of challenges for this card, mainly to kick start my creative mojo and to get back into the swing of things and basically have some FUN! I started off with the current CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below and combined it with the current ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below.

A trend that I am loving and seeing more & more is hand written type. Now, my handwriting is not as FABulous as I'd like it to be and one thing I am going to try and perfect this year. Not having a 'New Year' stamp in my collection & instead of messing about trying to get card through the printer and positioned right I hand wrote the 'New Year' on my card but cheated slightly to get it to look nicer!

I simply chose a font and type size and printed off my sentiment. I then used some carbon paper & traced the sentiment positioned exactly where I wanted it. Then used a black fine liner to go over the tracing. The HAPPY sentiment is stamped & embossed in gold along with the row of small stars and the trio of silver sparkly stars are left overs from my Designer Dies Snowflake Christmas cards! 

2013 was a FABulous year here at Uniko Studio, which is due to all you lovely paper crafting friends around the world that visit the blog, support & purchase Uniko Studio products and I truly value & appreciate each and everyone of you. Here's to another FABulous year & hoping 2014 brings everything you want it to. 

That's all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration & until then, THANK YOU for stopping by :)

Card Stock: White from stash. SU! Smokey Slate
Ink: VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Uniko Studio Designer Dies Snowflakes, Gold Embossing Powder & Foam Adhesive.


  1. Beautiful card Beverley and Happy New Year to you. My mojo is still somewhere under the Christmas tree but I've looked at some challenges to try and get me going! xx

  2. Happy New Year! Beautiful card, I love the union of gold and silver!

  3. Happy New Year, Beverley! Your card is absolutely gorgeous - just the inspiration I need to find my missing mojo! Wishing you a 2014 filled with peace, joy, abundance, continued success with your business, and above all, love!! Hugs~c

  4. A gorgeous card. May you be blessed in the year to come.

  5. A fantastic blend of CAS and sparkles! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  6. This is so Awesome Beverly! Love all the little details! Happy New Year!

  7. Such a great card Beverly...very stylish. You are much braver than me to try and write a sentiment but I must try it using your method and see how it goes.

  8. Great card
    Pure and simple

  9. Glad to hear that you had a relaxing new year - best wishes for 2014! Your card is great. Love the CAS design and I am still loving gold too :)

  10. I knew it was a card by you before I even saw your name--fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at the colourQ! Happy New Year!

  11. What a fun card, Beverley, great CAS design! Happy 2014 and thanks for playing with us at the colourQ!

  12. Very clever way to "stamp" your looks fabulous with that big honkin' HAPPY!!! Thanks for sharing this with us at the ColourQ! It made me happy!

  13. Fabulous New Year card, great CAS layout! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x


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