Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Brand Ambassador Inspiration by Hannelie : Set of 5 Christmas cards and tags

 Hi there!

Hannelie here sharing inspiration for quick and CAS Christmas cards with matching tags.

I chose the non traditional color combination of black, white and gold , but I think the design will look great in traditional colors too ! 

I used my Silhouette cameo to cut out a basic tree shape (welded a triangle and small square together) and filled the negative space with five different non Christmas background . To finish off the cards I used a Christmas sentiment and different gold embellishments.

As I was left with the positive tree shapes, I decided to use it as coordinating tags with the different cards. No waste !

Lots of photos to follow 😃

I am starting with my favorite of the bunch :


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On all the cards I used :

  • A sentiment from Season of Beauty clear stamp set  
  • Tree shape cut with my Silhouette cameo
  • A gold star die cut from glitter paper
  • Versafine black ink
  • Foam squares for dimension
  • Rhinestones/ sequins/ pearls/ peel off sticker strips
  • Misti

On all the tags I used :

One more photo of all the cards and tags together !

Click on image for a detailed view :) ⇑

I found that this was a great way to mass produce cards in a short time ! 

Thank you so much for visiting... I hope you leave here inspired to check out your non Christmas backgrounds to make a bunch of Christmas cards and tags .


Monday, 23 November 2020

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - The head in the stars

Bonjour !

Izzy here . I don't know about you but this lockdown starts to upset me. The hardest part is not seeing family and friends. So I took out my beautiful shimmery watercolours that I received last year for Christmas and I put in beauty the superb set Reach for the Stars to make cards to tell our friends how much we miss them. 

I also took the opportunity to make a Christmas card and a comfort card.

I kept the design very simple and the same for all the cards. I only change the colour of the background according my friends' favourite colours.

I die cut panels in watercolour paper, I wet them with water and I applied the watercolour with a brush, then I let them dry. 

Once dry, I stamped the sentiment either in black or in tone on tone colours. To finish I stamped the stars. On the green card they have been embossed with gold powder while on the peach and blue cards the stars are stamped with gold ink.

I've made a fourth one, tone on tone and with gold embossing powder. The only change is that I die cut the panel with another die and adhered it on a colour card base.

On these pictures you can better see the shimmer of these watercolours. 

Here is the comfort card. I also used the shimmering watercolour in blue hues and I stamped the sentiment  in blue. I gold heat embossed the stars and part of the "Stars" word. I flat adhered this watercolour panel on a double dark blue card.

And last but not least, I've made a Christmas card, still using this magnificent stars miriade as well as the North Star. I made a panel with a gradient of pink Distress oxide inks. To finish I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Most Wonderful set.

In this Reach for the Stars set there are even more beautiful sentiments that enable you to make cards for different occasions. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, keep safe and sane and enjoy your week !


Friday, 20 November 2020

Uniko Challenge #62 - 'Tis The Season + optional twist Sparkle


Welcome to the November/December 2020 Uniko Challenge.

The theme for this challenge will come as no surprise - well 'tis the season after all! And if you're fed up with this dreary year then why not add in a little sparkle to your card too.

We are delighted to welcome Sathya as our Guest Designer and she had created this adorable card to make you smile.

Have you spotted the Uniko sentiment? It's always fabulous to see Uniko goodies mixing so well with other products. It woud be lovely if you had time to pop over to Sathya's blog and leave her a super comment - HERE.

And now for the turn of the Uniko DT, check out their festive delights:

Are you ready to play?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

Due to the current chaos around the world and here in the UK, I have temporarily reduced the value of the prizes. This is so that I can keep my small business afloat during these uncertain times. I hope you understand and will still join in on the fun.

Thank you for your continued support & joining in on the fun at Uniko.
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £15 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £5 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £5 eGift Certificate
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points

And as we're feeling festive we're giving you an extra week to play along with this challenge. 
The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 1st January 2021.

Crafty Hugs,

Monday, 16 November 2020

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - A Merry & Bright Christmas

Hello there! 

It's Sarah here with my latest Brand Ambassador Inspiration post for you. 

Getting into the Christmas spirit and inspired by so many A-list crafters out there, particularly Laura Bassen and her 'paper stripping' techniques! I can honestly say I'm hooked on this look!
Anyway I've teamed the Scandinavian Christmas Background Block on this collection using a tone-on-tone effect. The paper stripping pieces are embossed using the Festive Sentiments Outlined set. Sunglasses at the ready ... it's a BRIGHT look!
Do you find there's always some stray embossing 'dots/smudges' on projects? It drives me up the wall but I've managed to disguise these areas with some conveniently placed holly or enamel dots and fingers crossed no-one will notice what they're covering!!!


Thanks for calling by and I hope you've enjoyed this little inspiration post and enjoy your day. 

I hope your Christmas makes are coming along well.

Monday, 9 November 2020

Watercolored Roses on black cardstock - Brand Ambassador Inspiration

Hello friends, Rahmat here with some inspiration today!

I have used the Pure Florals Rose set here.

I have stamped the roses on black card stock using white pigment ink and watercolored these using Gouache paints. After coloring I simply added the front to a black base.

I used Perfect pearls to add the sentiment, and used foam adhesive to add. A few jewels to finish off this simple card.

           Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind feedback. Have a great day!     


Saturday, 7 November 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 Day 7

Welcome to Day 7 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020!

Uniko is super excited again to be a part of this wonderful festive event organised by Tracey McNeely from In My Creative Opinion. If this is your first year joining in and finding out about the fun you can read all about it HERE.

How about some inspiration from myself and the Uniko Brand Ambassadors and be sure to checkout Tracey's Blog HERE for more inspiration from the 25 Days of Christmas Tags team.


Such a festive collection of tags all using LOTS of Uniko Christmas and even non Christmas products. Be sure to go to each individual designers blog for more details about each tag. 

AND there might just be an extra GIVEAWAY on the Uniko Website Blog HERE ;) so you'll want to check that out too! 

Have a wonderful creative day full of festive cheer! 

Crafty Hugs Bev x

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Christmas Cards

 Hi everyone! It's Jane here today with a trio of Christmas cards to share.

Each card uses the same stamps, a similar layout but different colourways. Here's the stamps I used:


And here are those cards:

A green and brown landscape card.

A Christmas red combined with black and a bottom placement on a portrait card.

And finally a pink and green portrait card which for some reason i found really tricky to photograph.

So here's a bit of a closer look!

I sparkled up all three card using Stickles star dust - well it wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of sparkle would it?

Thanks so much for looking today. Stay safe and keep crafting!