Thursday 28 February 2013



Yesterday I enjoyed a day out doing important wedding dress browsing & made a couple of appointments. One shop I visited had an afternoon slot available and so I got to try a few on which I hadn't expected to be able to do. It's got me even more excited - if that's possible! 

Anyway, today I've enjoyed a little creative time making a few cards which I will share with you al over the next few days. 

Todays card uses the current CAS(E) this Sketch! sketch seen HERE and below my card...

I created a window of 3 panels using my craft knife. I then popped a scrap of Time digital patterned paper on the base card and adhered the panel using foam adhesive. I made this as a masculine card but looking at it on the screen it's fairly gender friendly! So, it kinda fits into the current Addicted to CAS challenge HERE and seen below whose code word is masculine.

That's all from me today, thanks for stopping by!

Card Stock: PTI Pure Poppy, WPlus9 White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Time & Extra Time
Accessories: Uniko Studio Digital Patterned Paper Time, PTI Hawaiian Shores Button.

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Holes are trendy?


Happy Wednesday! Happy half way to the weekend - whoop! 

Today, we're trending on the blog. Would you believe holes on your paper crafts are trendy?! Yep, good old paper piercing is back, so grab your sharp pokey tool and mat and get piercing! 

DT member Amber got me noticing this trend more when she did her February Release post HERE. It also just so happens that it is the current challenge over on Less Is More HERE, so I had to have a lil go myself and created this lil card...

It's those BRIGHT Butterflies again! Haha! I started out by using Ambers technique of paper piercing round a Sizzix Framelits Flower Die, I then stamped and fussy cut out the butterfly (SO can't wait for those dies to arrive!) I then popped it up using foam adhesive and stamped the sentiment and butterfly trail.

That's all from me today, kinda short & sweet! I'm out of the studio today doing some market research in York and also visiting my friend from Uni and while I am there I thought I'd pop into a few wedding dress shops to look at some dresses and book some fittings, time is ticking towards the BIG day and I haven't sorted my dress!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Card Stock: PTI Berry Sorbet
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio BRIGHT Butterflies, FONTiments - Birthday
Accessories: Piercing Tool, Foam Adhesive & Rhinestone

Tuesday 26 February 2013

It's all so quiet...


Sorry for the lack in posting recently, I could give you a million and one excuses but that would just be boring! I don't have any fresh projects to share with you today but here are a couple of links and pictures to recent posts from a couple of the Uniko Studio DT members...

First up are these BRIGHT and cheery birthday cards from Amber...

Amber has combined Label Love: Birthday clear stamps with BIG Birthday Wishes digital paper collections. Pop by Amber's blog HERE to see more of her creations!

DT member Erika has also been having some fun with Label Love: Birthday...

Erika chose a muted neutral colour scheme for her card, which shows the different looks that can be achieved with this set. Pop by Erika's blog HERE to see more of her creations!

Things are progressing here in The Studio with more stamps and DIES coming your way soon! Exciting times :)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Simply Butterflies!


Ok, so it's half term here in the UK which means the kids are off school. I might not have any of my own children yet but I seem to be taking some time out this week from working! Apart from the odd email and order picking, packing & shipping, I've been enjoying some down time catching up with friends, movie nights with my hunny and it might sound odd but catching up on housework! 

With all that I haven't had much time to get inky or paper crafty, though I do have this card to share with you...

Yep, it's those butterflies again! I can't seem to get enough of them! Just wait till the matching dies come for these beauties *wink*

Not much to explain about this card really as it's pretty simple, a CAS card using butterflies & lovely bright colours, it would cheer anyone up on a dull day!

I'm catching up with my Uni friends today, lunching & gathering inspiration at a local gallery. So, until the next post have a lovely day & thanks for stopping by.

Card Stock: PTI Hibiscus Burst, WPlus9 White
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores. SU! Regal Rose. VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio BRIGHT Butterflies
Accessories: Rhinestones

Sunday 17 February 2013

Butterflies & Hearts


Happy weekend to you all :) So, I've been without the internet for a day & felt like my arm was cut off! Lol! Luckily they came out today to fix the problem and I'm now back up and running, Yay! 

Today I have a card to share that I made a few days ago...

A lovely girly butterflies & hearts card! I used the reverse masking technique on my card for the stamped heart shape. I simply punched a heart shape from some copy paper and temporarily adhered it to the card and then stamped the trio of flowers from BRIGHT Butterflies. Such a simple technique that I rarely use but will try to remember to use it more often! 

That's all I have to share today, but I'll be back again tomorrow afternoon with another project or two to share, until then, thanks for stopping by.

Card Stock: WPlus9 White, PTI Hibiscus Burst
Ink: Stampin' Up! Regal Rose & Summer Sun, VersaFine Onyx Black, 
Stamps: Uniko Studio BRIGHT Butterflies, Pure Florals: Gerbera
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Heart Punch, Fiskars Threading Water Punch, PTI Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, Foam Adhesive

Friday 15 February 2013

Butterflies & Flowers


Whoohooo for Friday! I hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday, if not hopefully todays cards will brighten your day.

My first card uses a Sizzlets Leaf Die I have for a while now but never used - oops! I made a decision this year that if I have supplies I don't use often or are still brand new, I have sell them. This leaf die is too lovely so I had to get it used! 

I used a 1 3/4" circle punch & PTI Limitless Layers die to create the 'flower' which was stamped with the flower trio from BRIGHT Butterflies. 

For my next card I paired BRIGHT Butterflies with Pure Florals: Gerbera which go together so well, even if I do say so myself! Haha! 

I started out by stamping one of the Gerbera flowers on a soft stone base card in grey ink. I then created a frame by trimming a rectangle out of smokey shadow card & used my ruler & craft knife to cut out a smaller rectangle. 

Todays cards feature LOTS of pink, as I was Pinspired! Pinspired is a NEW challenge blog HERE.  I LOVE Pinterest as there is SO much inspiration & ideas over there that when I found this challenge blog that combines Pinterest with the love of paper crafts I had to play along!

They are only onto challenge #3 and below is the current Pinspired picture and you can also join in HERE...

Ok, so that's all from me today. Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by.

Simply the Best
Card Stock: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores. WPlus9 White
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise. VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio BRIGHT Butterflies
Accessories: Sizzlets Leaf Die, PTI Limitless Layers Die, Foam Adhesive

Brighter Days
Card Stock: PTI Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz. VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Pure Florals: Gerbera, BRIGHT Butterflies
Accessories: PTI Double Ended Banner Die, Craft Knife

Thursday 14 February 2013

Made With Love

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope everyone has had a day filled with LOVE. I was spoilt with Red Roses, a personalised card & a Trollbead for my bangle :) 

This evening I cooked a lovely steak dinner for my Fiancé and made this card for him...

I kept my card super CAS and I used the new CAS(E) This Sketch challenge for my card layout which you can see HERE and below...

I have  SO many ideas & Uniko Studio stamps I'd like to use for this sketch so I'm sure you will be seeing it again in the coming days! 

I kept my colour scheme masculine but with the all important RED, which is the cue word for the current CASology challenge HERE.

Not only was the title of my blog post 'Made With Love', for my card today, but also for the reason that there is a FABulous blog hop happening today in which Uniko Studio is sponsoring...

You can find out more about the blog hop HERE on Facebook and the hop starts HERE at the beautiful & talented Taheerah's Blog. Be sure to stop on by & hop along as there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs including a Uniko Studio prize!

Ok, thats all from me today. I'm off to have a lovely evening with my hunny! I'll be back tomorrow with more to share.

Thanks for stopping by.
Card Stock: SU! Basic Grey, Real Red. WPlus9 White
Ink: SU! Going Grey & Real Red. PTI Smokey Shadow
Stamps: Uniko Studio Pure Florals: Gerbera, Wonderful Washi: Christmas
Accessories: SU! Mini Heart Punch

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Birthday Boys...


I'm back today to announce the winner of the February 2013 Release, but before I do I have a few projects using Label Love: Birthday to share...

I decided to make a few cards for the boys using the set & combined a few previously released Uniko Studio sets along with them. Not my usual go to colour but I fancied using green. I used 2 stamps from TIME to create the stamped circles on both the base card & matt layer. The present is embossed with Detail White embossing powder for a bit of extra oomph!

For my next card I decided to ink up Wonderful Washi, it's been a while...

I started out with the chevron Washi ribbon & stamped it first in Smokey Shadow ink down the side of a matt layer of white CS and then stamped it again in Going Grey ink. The label is stamped in Lucky Limeade & adhered using foam adhesive. I added a mini bulldog clip to add a finishing touch.

Two easy CAS cards for the men!

Ok, so now it's time to announce the winner of the February 2013 Release prize in which the lucky person has won the entire Feb product release! All the comments were counted in order of the blog hop & entered into the random number generator & the winner is.... Drumroll please....

Number 82 in the comments is...

I love all of these, they are all so different, but my fave has to be the balloons, what a great way to stamp them. Fab job :)

Congratulations Neets B! Drop me an email (link to my email on right hand side of blog) with your postal address & I'll get your stamps to you. I will also email you all the lovely digital goodies that were released this month!

There is still one more giveaway going on HERE over on Facebook where you could win the Paper Crafts Stamp It! 3 Ways magazine in which Uniko Studio was featured!

That's all from me today here on the blog, but I will be back tomorrow with some LOVELY projects!! 
Thanks for stopping by!


Green Circles Birthday
Card Stock: PTI Spring Moss
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, SU! Old Olive. Versamark
Stamps: Uniko Studio Time, Label Love: Birthday
Accessories: Foam Adhesive, PTI Ripe Avocado Twill Ribbon, Detail White EP

Chevrons & Polka Dots
Card Stock: WPlus9 White
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, SU! Going Grey & Lucky Limeade
Stamps: Uniko Studio Wonderful Washi, Label Love: Birthday
Accessories: Foam Adhesive. SU! Mini Bulldog clip

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Wishing for BRIGHTER Days!

Hey All!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by yesterday for the February & 1st Birthday Release, your comments & support is very much appreciated :) If you missed out on the fun you can catch up HERE & there is still time to enter the giveaway.

I'm back today to share a couple more projects using some of the NEW products released yesterday. I made these cards on Saturday at the Demo morning at The Paper Lane...

One of the lovely things about butterfly stamps is that they can be used with a variety of stamps! For this first card I decided to pair them with Decorative Doilies - The Hands of Time & added a sentiment from FONTiments - Birthday. I kept the butterfly wings free by only adhering the centre of the butterfly to the card & after I had stamped the butterfly trail I went over it with my quickie glue pen to add some prisma glitter! 

This next card pairs BRIGHT Butterflies with Background Builders: Lattice...

I've had this card design stuck in my head for ages and had to make it! Now my brain MIGHT be able to rest at night! The butterfly trails are little flourishes from FONTiment Fancies - Swirls & Flourishes & the sentiment is from FONTiments - Birthday.

I enjoyed dusting off some of my 'older' stamps and pairing them with NEW ones! I have a feeling you will be seeing these butterflies popping up on many a project! 

That's all from me today though, there is much to be done in The Studio! There is also another 'Birthday' giveaway going on HERE on Uniko Studio's Facebook page!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Doily Card
Card Stock: WPlus9 White
Ink: PTI Summer Sunrise, VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Decorative Doilies - The Hands of Time, BRIGHT Butterflies & FONTiments - Birthday
Accessories: Hero Arts Prisma Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen

Lattice Card
Card Stock: WPlus9 White, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Ink: SU! Going Grey, Cameo Coral & Regal Rose. PTI Hawaiian Shores. VersaFine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Background Builders: Lattice, BRIGHT Butterflies, FONTiments - Birthday, FOTNiment Fancies - Swirls & Flourishes
Accessories - Rhinestones

Monday 11 February 2013

February 2013 Release & Reveal!


I'm so glad you've stopped by today as today is the day you get to see all the February 2013 Release products in full! 

The design team have also done some projects to share with you all using the NEW products and so we have a DT Blog Hop. Uniko Studio has a Guest Designer joining us for this release & is part of the hop today. 

More of that in a bit, lets get to the product reveal...

First up is a set I've been itching to release here at Uniko Studio for some time now, I'm a sucker for butterflies! Introducing BRIGHT Butterflies...

BRIGHT Butterflies £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

BRIGHT Butterflies is a NEW sized clear stamp set with a smaller price tag to go along with it! It still packs a punch with 7 stamps and still comes packaged in the DVD style cases.

BRIGHT Butterflies clear stamps coordinate with the previously released BRIGHT Butterflies Additions Collection which has now been revised over on the website...

BRIGHT Butterflies Additions Collection £1.50
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

The BRIGHT Butterflies Additions Collection features 6 digital downloadable patterned papers in lovely BRIGHT colours which match SU! colours.

Next up is the good old Classics digital collection...

Classics Spring £1.50
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

This digital downloadable collection features 6 Classic designs such as Argyle, Plaid & Gingham in lovely Spring Colours. The colours in this collection also match SU! colours.

Next we have the second clear stamp set to be released this month...

Label Love: Birthday £9.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

Label Love: Birthday is the next stamp set in the Label Love series. Like the previously released Label Love: Thank you & Label Love: Christmas clear stamp sets there are fun labels in which all the sentiments fit inside & appropriate icons to embellish your creations with a birthday theme. All the Label Love clear stamp sets can be mixed & matched with endless possibilities.

It seemed fitting to release this stamp set this month as it is Uniko Studio's 1st Birthday today after all!!

Continuing the birthday theme I bring you another new digital patterned paper collection...

BIG Birthday Wishes £1.50
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

BIG Birthday Wishes digital patterned paper collection contains 6 patterned papers featuring trendy subway art style typography, bright colours & graphic style papers.

The last product for this release is the next in the Eclectic Mix digital patterned paper collection...

Eclectic Mix £1.75
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

This digital patterned paper collection features 8 designs in lovely Spring colours, also matching SU! colours.

Ok, so that's all the products introduced, how about a few projects...

I couldn't wait to pair the BRIGHT Butterflies with the large graphic flower from Time! I also used some Background Builders: Lattice & FONTiments - Birthday on this card for good measure!

Even though the set is named BRIGHT Butterflies, I decided to go with a neutral colour combo for this card! This card only uses the BRIGHT Butterflies set, it was super simple & fairly mail friendly with just the butterfly slightly raised.

Continuing with the neutral colour combo I created this card next...

I started out by using the holly berries from Label Love: Christmas to create the pattern on the base card. The label & sentiment are from Label Love: Birthday stamped onto a strip of Crumb Cake CS and adhered to the card using foam adhesive. The ribbon is from SU! 

That's all the projects from me today, I'll be back to regular daily posts show casing the NEW Releases along with previously released products for the next month! Lol! 

Now, it's time for the Design Team Blog Hop! Below is a list of the hop order incase you get lost or there is a broken link along the way! 

There will be a prize package of the whole February 2013 Release for one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to hop along & most importantly comment along the way! That gives each of you 10 possible entry's into the giveaway! 

You have until Weds 13th Feb 9am GMT to comment on the blogs, I will announce the winner later that day here on the blog & Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday 10 February 2013

February 2013 Sneak Peeks Day 2


Welome back for the next & last few Sneak Peeks for the February 2013 Release! I'll get straight to them so here is peek no.4 ...

This peek is of the second clear stamp due to be released HERE on the website tomorrow! It has a Birthday theme, quite appropriate as Uniko Studio will be 1 year old tomorrow!

Peek no.5 is of a NEW digital paper collection which features some lovely BRIGHT colours, patterns & trendy wording styles!

It wouldn't be a release without an Eclectic Mix digital paper collection which brings us to the last of the sneak peeks for this release. Short & sweet this month but each product packs a punch & has loads of mix & match options! 

Be sure to pop by the blog tomorrow for the February 2013 Release, Reveal, Design Team & Guest Designer Blog Hop. There will also be a Birthday Prize package up for grabs too so you'll want to stop by for that too!

Thanks for stopping by & I'll see you here tomorrow!

Saturday 9 February 2013

Candy Colours


This is a rarity these days, 2 posts in one day, Haha! Anyway, if you stopped by the blog for the February 2013 Release Sneak Peeks you can check them out in the post below! However, if you keep reading & follow the link to the challenge blog Uniko Studio is sponsoring you will get not only a peek but a FULL reveal of a Clear Stamp Set being released HERE on Monday!

So, Uniko Studio is sponsoring Addicted To CAS challenge HERE again. The code word for the challenge for the next 2 weeks is CANDY. 

When I think of candy I think of chocolate! This inspired my colour theme for my card along with Valentine's Day which is just around the corner & I came up with this card...

To join in on the challenge & possibly win yourself a NEW Uniko Studio clear stamp set check it out HERE. You have to be in it to win it!! 

I'll be back BRIGHT and early tomorrow with a few more peeks! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Card Stock: SU! Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip & Rose Red
Ink: SU! Rose Red & Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Uniko Studio BRIGHT Butterflies, Label Love: Birthday
Accessories: Martha Stewart Paper Punch, Stickles, Hero Arts Prisma Glitter, DST & Foam Adhesive

February 2013 Release Sneak Peeks!


So, I never got back to share NEW projects with you this week :( but, I am here today to share a few Sneak Peeks at what is being released HERE on Monday 11th Feb 9am GMT!

Finally, some butterfly stamps!! You might recognise this little beauty if you've been following Uniko Studio for some time. This is a cute 'lil' stamp set at an even smaller price!! 

If you recognise the peek above you'll recognise the peek below...

The last peek of the day is of a Spring themed digital paper collection featuring 'Classic' patterns & fresh spring colours!

That's all the peeks for today! I have another post scheduled for later today as Uniko Studio is sponsoring a challenge & I have a card to share for that challenge. If you pop back later you'll get a link to a 'full' Feb Release Product Reveal too!! 

I'm excited to be at The Paperlane today 10-2pm demonstrating the Feb Release Clear Stamps & also doing a class 2-5pm. I'd LOVE to see you if your in the area!

Catch you later!