Tuesday 16 June 2020

Hello, Hey, Hi!


Oh my, what a strange couple of months it has been! I am so out of the loop with everything as we start to come out of lockdown or hibernation here in the UK. 

The majority of my time these past 2 1/2 months has been spent doing home learning with The Beans, doing the tasks the school set out and then speech practice. Then it has been keeping the home life ticking over, washing, cooking and cleaning. With everyone home 24/7 it has felt like an endless task. Then as bedtime for The Beans rolls around I collapse in a tired heap and no mojo to create :(

BUT.... finally I got the spark back to be creative when my husband finally uttered the words... 'you can open up for orders again on 1st July'. This is what I had been waiting for and it has injected a bit of life back into me! 

Life is still crazy, I am still doing home learning with The Beans as we decided not to send them back to school in this time of uncertainty. BUT I am being a bit better at giving myself some time during the day to do something for myself. 

Like today, I finished the card I started making yesterday....

I thought some cheery flowers would be best to kick start my creativity and I decided to ink up the peony cluster from Hello Lovely. 

I kept things simple and used some Stampin' Up! markers to colour the blooms and leaves. I used just one colour for each of the flowers, but went over areas with the same colour to achieve a darker shade. I did however use two greens for the leaves.

I trimmed through the image and fussy cut around the edge so it would be a border along the edge of my card and I popped it up with foam adhesive for some dimension. The sentiment is one of the mix and match options from the set.

I will be back again in the next few days with more to share, but for now I will just recap...

The website will open for orders Wednesday 1st July 2020. Orders will be posted out once or twice a week. I will confirm what days I will be posting orders once I have done a little research into the less busy times at my local branch. More details coming soon :)

Thank you to my awesome Brand Ambassadors for keeping the inspiration flowing during this time AND thank YOU for hanging in there with Uniko during these uncertain times. Your emails and messages have been much appreciated.

Crafty Hugs 


  1. Lovely card. Good to hear you are ok and will be reopening soon.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. This is lovely Bev. Will mail you in a couple of days now that things have settled a bit! x

  3. Bev, I love your card. The colors and design grabbed my eye. I've used my Birthday Sentiments blog challenge prize many times now and cannot wait until you guys open back up to see just how much in debt it puts me in
    to ship to Texas heehee. XOX

  4. Absolutely gorgeous card - so pretty and summery! It sounds like such a busy time for you, I am glad you found some time to relax and create. Take care and stay safe. xxx

  5. Gorgeous card! Happy that things are opening up for you!

  6. This is such good news Bev!
    Love the way you used this beautiful peony cluster to make a border and love the hot colours you used to colour them. Vicky x

  7. So pleased to hear you've coped with everything, even if it has been a bit crazy.

    Great news that you are reopening 1st July. Good luck. Stay safe and well

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Forgot to say what a lovely card you made xxxx


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