Saturday 30 November 2013

Super FREE Saturday!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

I can't believe that today is the last day of November and it is also Super Free Saturday here at Uniko Studio. I've been a bit sporadic this year with the Super Free Saturdays this year and it is on my New Years Resolution list to get them as regular as clock work for 2014!

Anyway, let's have a look at this months freebie...

It's called Peace * Love * Joy and is trio of circular labels with a mini poinsettia inside them. They come in a mini PNG file which is available for download HERE on the website.

I had ideas galore in which to use these little labels, but time flew away from me and I only managed to whip up this trio of cards which are inspired by THIS snowflake card made by Maile Belles.

I simply printed off the file with the 3 labels and fussy cut them out. I then used my At You Spica Pens to colour the poinsettia in and the rim of the label. This is then layered onto the largest Designer Die Snowflake and adhered to the card using foam adhesive. The medium and small snowflake die cuts are adhered flat to the card. Below is a close up of the detail, it doesn't  show how sparkly the poinsettia is though in the photo but it is there in real life.

After making this one I went on to make two more with the same colours but switching them around....

I can't decide which colour version I like the best! I do hope you will pop over to the website HERE & download the file. I'd LOVE to see too what you make using them and you can link your project up HERE into the current challenge too, email entries are welcome too just email me a photo of your project & I'll upload your entry.

While your over on the website why not check out the Black Friday & Cyber Monday Bargains! They end on Monday midnight GMT and they're being snapped up and you wouldn't want to miss out.

Ok, that's all from me today I will be back tomorrow with my Countdown to Christmas advent, where I will be sharing an ideas & quick projects to hopefully inspire you a bit more with your Christmas & Holiday preparations. Until then , thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: SU! Real Red & Bermuda Bay. White from stash

Friday 29 November 2013

Seize THE Snowflake!

Hey & Happy Black Friday!

If you fancy grabbing yourself a FABULOUS bargain today through to Monday then pop on over to the Uniko Studio website HERE. 

Ok, so on to todays card...

Now, this super shimmery & CAS beauty took me less than 10 minutes to make, I think I have found my last minute, all hands on deck, panic stations Christmas card! I used the current Seize the Sketch HERE and seen below for the basic layout of my card.

I've used white shimmer card for the base and silver shimmer card for the snowflake. The sentiment label from Label Love: Thank you is stamped in silver pigment & embossed with star dust EP and the sentiment is from Label Love: Christmas. It really does shimmer & sparkle IRL which is hard to see in the photos but trust me it's there.

Ok, I had best get to packing some lovely customer orders ;) Be sure to check out the bargains HERE and tomorrow is also Super FREE Saturday :) So I hope to see you tomorrow too! Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Card Stock: White & Silver Shimmer from eBay
Ink: Colorbox Silver Pigment ink, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Uniko Studio Designer Dies Snowflakes

Thursday 28 November 2013

Christmas Blessings


Happy Thanksgiving to all my US friends & those who celebrate, I'm wishing you a blessed family & friend filled day whatever you may be doing.

Today I have a Christmas Blessings card which is glittery & oh SO very pink! 

I saw the new Freshly Made Sketch HERE and seen below yesterday and saw the sketch had snowflakes on it and knew I had to join in! I know the snowflakes don't have to be snowflakes but I just can't resist! 

I like pink in small doses and I think I went a little overboard with the glitter on this one too, think I will be sparkling from now until this time next year here in the studio with all the glitter I've been using! 

That's all from me today I hope you all have a lovely day. I will be back tomorrow with more to share, until then THANK YOU for stopping by :)

Card Stock: SU! Pink Pirouette, White from stash
Ink: SU! Going Grey
Stamps: Uniko Studio Peace On Earth
Accessories: Uniko Studio Designer Dies Snowflakes, SU! Pink Pirouette Ribbon & Pink Glitter

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Label LOVE


Seriously how did it get to Wednesday already?! I can't believe we're half way through the week, it'll soon be the weekend & Christmas before before I know it - mild panic may have just kicked in! I think I've decided on a Christmas card to mass produce for a few people anyway it's the first card in the post HERE. I've done the same colour scheme and a new one which I will share later. I couldn't resist not using my FAVE Christmas set Stunning Snowflakes - it would have been rude not to! There are still a few sets available in store HERE, they've been fluttering off the shelves since the restock ;) 

Anyway, I've another Stunning Snowflake card to share with you today & this time I have paired it with Label Love: Christmas

I've used my favourite label from the set, I think it's my favourite as I love filling the white stripes with glitter! The let it snow sentiment also from the set which works perfectly with the stamped snowy background. 

That's all from me today, there is many a Christmas card to be made & mailed out. I've also quite a few Baby Congratulation cards to make which has me stumped at the moment! I hope you all have a FABulous day & thank you for stopping by :)

PS - Apologies for the poor photos my tech skills are not playing nice today! 

Card Stock: Dovecraft Essentials White, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, SU! Real Red & VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Hero Arts Prisma Glitter, Embroidery Floss, PTI Button & Foam Adhesive

Tuesday 26 November 2013



I'm back on schedule today with another card using the dove from Peace On Earth. This time I have paired it with a sentiment from Pure Florals: Poinsettia...

I used a couple of challenges to boost my creativity starting with the current retro sketches layout seen HERE and below. I also decided to use the dove again one because I've not given it much LOVE but also because of the current 'Less is More' challenge HERE which is Christmas cards & to use a bird. 

I started out by stamping the sentiment repeatedly along panel of white card stock using VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, I then divided the panel into 3 sections measuring 4 x 6 cm.

The dove was left over from yesterdays card HERE and I've adhered it to the card using foam adhesive. The card was a little empty just with the dove so I decided to add a sparkly punched heart and a few rhinestones too.

I'm super HAPPY to see so many wonderful entries into our current challenge HERE. If you don't have any Uniko Studio Christmas themed stamps or products there are a few freebies HERE on the website you can use. 

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

Card Stock: SU! Crumb Cake, Dovecraft Essentials White & Red from stash
Ink: VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, Colorbox Silver
Accessories: Star Dust EP, Foam Adhesive, SU! Mini Heart Punch, Hero Arts Prisma Glitter & Rhinestones

Monday 25 November 2013

Love Doves!


I'm finally here with a card to share & I am sorry for being MIA yesterday & so late today. A migraine decided to put a halt to my inky crafty session yesterday :( I'm feeling loads better today though slightly off my food, but that's never a bad thing! 

Anyway, I've just finished making this card...

I've had the idea of this simple card for sometime now & had to put it into reality. I've neglected the doves & Peace On Earth set since it was released in October and so decided it was about time to show it some LOVE! 

I love how this has turned out but think that if I made it again I would add some subtle heart detail to the Hawaiian Shores panel. 

However, I simply die cut the SU! Experssion Thinlets 'love' from some thin red CS from my stash and adhered it flat to the Hawaiian Shores panel. The doves are stamped in silver & embossed with star dust EP and fussy cut out. I cut off the back wing so that I could adhere that flat to the card and use foam adhesive to raise the main part of the dove to add some dimension. I finished the 2 layers off by rounding a single corner for a little more interest & detail. 

Such an easy card for any 'love' occasion not just valentines but it could be customised for a wedding card using the bride & grooms wedding colours. 

That's all from me today, I think an early night is on the cards for me, I will be back tomorrow though with another card to share, thanks for stopping by :)

Card Stock: Dovecraft Essentials White, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Ink: Colorbox Silver
Stamps: Uniko Studio Peace On Earth
Accessories: SU! Expressions Thinlits, Star Dust EP, Foam Adhesive, Corner Chomper

Saturday 23 November 2013


Hey & Happy Weekend!

Have you anything nice planned this weekend? With Christmas just around the corner I am sure many of you will have parties, get togethers, shopping trips & all sorts planned. I'd love to hear about what your all up to!

I'm having a cozy weekend at home, a little crafting in the studio is planned as I really must make some Christmas cards to send to people. The majority that I have made so far have been left as samples in The Paperlane!

I have kept things simple on this non-traditional Christmas card to share with you today...

I used the current CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below for the layout of my card and whilst exploring blog land earlier in the week I came across this new to me challenge blog called Keep it simple! Currently they have a colour challenge HERE and seen below and I just love those colours. I've not used all the hues on the inspiration photo just 2 of my favourites! 

I've used the solid flower from Flower Power #1 as a modern poinsettia adding the trio of dots from Label Love: Christmas and a sentiment also from the same set. I added some shimmer to the flowers with a clear Spica pen, it's hard to see from the photos but it adds a subtle shimmer in real life.

That's all from me today, I hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever you are up to & thank you for stopping by :)

Card Stock: Black & White from stash
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Smokey Shadow & Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Masking Paper & At You Clear Spica Pen

Friday 22 November 2013

Christmas Greetings


Yay, for Friday! I'm looking forward to another cozy weekend at home with my husband, who will be watching football and sports most of the time, but that gives me plenty of self indulgent inky time!!

Anyway, enough of that how about a card...

For this card I combined two challenges, the current CAS - Colours & Sketches challenge colours seen HERE and below and also the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge seen HERE and below. 

I decided to ink up those Stunning Snowflakes again (back in stock Monday) in those traditional Christmas colours and paired them with the bold sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #4. I wasn't 100% sure on the result at first but it is growing on me. I added some glittery sparkle to the red snowflakes as it would have been rude not to!

That's all from me today, I'm expecting the delivery of more yummy Designer Dies Snowflakes which will keep me occupied for a few hours & some December Release preparations! 

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: SU! Crumb Cake, White from stash
Ink: SU! Old Olive, Real Red & Crumb Cake
Accessories: Hero Arts Prisma Glitter

Wednesday 20 November 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash!


Today Uniko Studio is sponsoring the 10 Minute Craft Dash HERE over at Pretty Pink Posh owned by the lovely Paulina. 

Along with a fabulous colour challenge (seen above) to join in on you also have the chance to win a £15 Gift Certificate to use in the Uniko Studio store! 

The team & I decided we would join in on the challenge, which even though I am a CAS card maker the thought of only TEN minutes to create a card had me nervous! It's all about the planning, having an idea / layout in mind & all your supplies you want to use in easy reach...

As you can see I was pretty good at the planning part regards to my supplies and I had a rough idea of what I wanted to create and this was the result...

This was the amount of time I had remaining...

What do you think? Not my best creation but I did it in the allotted time frame and used the colours! Let's see how the Uniko Studio Design Team did...

Didn't they all do an awesome job? I certainly think so :) Why not have a go yourself , try not to stress over the time & just have FUN. That is after all why we LOVE this hobby so much!

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

Card Stock: PTI Raspberry Fizz, White from stash
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, SU! Not Quite Navy & So Saffron
Stamps: Uniko Studio Stunning Snowflakes
Accessories: Foam Adhesive & Rhinestones

Tuesday 19 November 2013

It's not always black & white!


How is everyone this fine day? It's a bit nippy here in the North East thats for sure and I wasn't so keen on getting out from under the duvet! I have though as I have this card to share with you all & there is much to be done in the studio as we do have a little December Release around the corner :)

Anyway, on to the card...

I saw the current Dynamic Duos challenge HERE and seen below and seeing as they used Smokey Slate in the challenge I had to join in. When I first saw the colour in the current SU! catalogue, when it first came out I went a little giddy over such a lovely grey! Haha! 

Along with loving grey & snowflakes I am also loving the trend of angles it's such a simple way of adding interest to a card but still keeping it clean with minimal layers. 

Did you see we have a new challenge HERE at Uniko Studio? It's sparkly & Christmas / holiday themed this time. I'd love you to join in & if you don't have any Uniko Studio products yet you can download these HERE for free! 

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

Card Stock: Black & White from stash, SU! Smokey Slate
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Star Rhinestone

Monday 18 November 2013

[Uniko Studio Challenge] Challenge No. 5 - Christmas or Winter Holiday Theme

Hello everyone! The last challenge really had many fabulous entries.  We are celebrating one of our favorite holidays: Christmas. In case you don't celebrate Christmas, Winter Holidays are also a go :) We are easy peasy.

from Pinterest

So let's see what the design team has pulled together. Check it out...
by Bev (Uniko Studio)
by Stacey Schafer
by Amy Wanford (Aimes)

by Ren-Yi Lo

The Challenge Rules:
  • You have until December 14th 09:00 UK time, to link your card up below
  • Winners will be announced by December 17th
  • Please add the Uniko Studio Challenge badge & link back to the challenge 
  • If you don't have a blog to link back to the challenge, don't worry. Just use "USC"+<challenge number> as your tag. For example, for the second challenge "USC2"
  • Showcase any Uniko Studio product: clear stamps, dies, digital pattern paper, digital cut files, or digital stamps. If you haven't purchased any Uniko Studio products, fear not. Plenty of freebies here.
The Prizes:
  • A £10 Gift Certificate to the Winner & Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight
We can't wait to see your creations. Come play along!