Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Always and Forever

Hey Everyone, 

Steph here today with some light relief from Christmas! I do love Christmas but I definitely get to a point where I’m ready to move on from it so today I’m taking a break from Christmas cards and looking ahead, perhaps to Valentine’s, with these cards.



All three cards use the Uniko Always and Forever stamp set and the same set of rainbow coloured inks or coordinating card stock. In addition the first card uses the straight line stamp from the Uniko Pattern Building Christmas Tree stamp set (darn it, I didn’t quite manage to move away from the Christmas stamps after all!). 

For the first card I used some light pencil lines and a stamping platform to keep everything straight whilst stamping the background in rainbow colours. I added a fussy cut heart which was heat embossed in white onto black card. 

The second card also has the coloured diagonals but this time I used card to create the background before stamping and heat embossing the heart and sentiment in white on black card. 

For my final card I stamped the hearts in the rainbow inks before fussy cutting and adhering to black card with foam pads. For added interest I have filled in the gaps with drops of glossy accents.

I hope you get a little time to craft over the festive period and I wish you all a great New Year whatever your plans may be. 

Much love

Steph x


Friday, 24 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 12


Happy Christmas Eve!

Welcome to day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on the previous days. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.

Firstly, I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful comments here and on social media. For supporting my small business and sharing your love of Uniko with others means the world to me and it keeps my little business going during these challenging times.

So with all this happiness in my heart I had to use BIG & BOLD Happy for my final cards for this event!





Yep, another couple of Happy New Year cards! I couldn't resist using the Pantone Colour of The Year 2022 as my theme again.





I went for a similar layout for this first card to the one I used for BIG & BOLD Merry, HERE. I enjoyed how quick an fun it was to stamp!





For my second card I went super CAS, lots of lovely white space. I also used the coordinating Designer Dies BIG & BOLD Happy.





So today's giveaway* is...




To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

I will be back here on the blog tomorrow to wish you a Merry Christmas and also share some news . Have a wonderful Christmas Eve.

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.

 

Thursday, 23 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 11

 

Happy Thursday!

Welcome to day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on the previous days. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.

I can't believe tomorrow is the last day ūüė≠ it sure has been fun counting down to Christmas and giving a little back this festive season.

Anyway, before I get too soppy (I'll save that for tomorrow), I have another Throwback Thursday to share with you. This one doesn't go back too far, just June this year. 





I couldn't let a giveaway go by without including some butterflies! I know not everyone is a lover of them, but for me they are up there with snowflakes.




With this trio of stencils being the latest butterfly additions to the Uniko product line up, I thought they would make a nice prize too.




So today's giveaway* is...



To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.

 




Wednesday, 22 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 10

 

 

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on the previous days. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.

I'm back to the New Year cards today...





You didn't think I'd miss showcasing some Art Deco during this giveaway event, did you? Anniversaire Arts Décoratifs is the perfect celebration sentiment set. So it only seemed right it made an appearance. Here I have paired it with Background Blocks Art Décoratifs and the 2022 is stamped using Alphabet Outlined, which I have coloured black.




My colour choice is a subtle nod to the 2022 Pantone Colour of The Year, Very Peri or Periwinkle Blue. What do you think of this colour choice? Or do you not take note of Pantone & colour trends?


So today's giveaway* is...





To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.

 

Tuesday, 21 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 9

 

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on the previous days. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.

Today I have another last minute, quick make Christmas card to share with you, but this time I have used a 'non Christmas' clear stamp set and made it festive...






It wasn't until the other day, whilst looking through my clear stamp selection that I even thought about making the floral image from Floral Vines festive. But looking at this one layer Christmas card, I think it turned out pretty good. Even if I do say so myself! 





As you can see I used the floral image to create a focal point for my sentiment to sit inside. I used a mix of stamp sets for the sentiment. The 'happy' from Christmas Sentiments and 'Christmas' from Most Wonderful.

What do you think? Does it pass off well in these festive colours? 


So today's giveaway* is...






To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.

 

Monday, 20 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 8

 

 

 

Happy Merry Monday!

Welcome to day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on the previous days. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.

Today I have another last minute, quick make Christmas card to share with you...





For my card today I dusted off BIG & BOLD Merry. I literally inked and stamped in a random, rainbow ish selection of colours and slightly changing the angle and spacing I stamped. I also let the word over hang the edges of my mat card layer. To finish I added a stamped and white heat embossed 'Christmas' sentiment and a few sparkly rhinestones.




I've no doubt that most of you will have finished your Christmas cards for this year, but it's never too early to start for next year! 


So today's giveaway* is...






To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.

 

Sunday, 19 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 7

 

 

 

Happy Stencil Sunday!

Welcome to day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on the previous days. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.

As it is Sunday and it's been a while since my last Stencil Sunday, I dusted off a fabulous floral for todays card, Stencil - Flower Power #1.





For my card today I created a fun modern Poinsettia, using four shades of red. I started with the lightest and for each colour I rotated the stencil a little. I used a black fine liner pen to draw the centre detail and added a simple sentiment from Simply Said Blocks Christmas.





So today's giveaway* is...








To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.

 

Saturday, 18 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 6

 

 

Happy Saturday!

Welcome to day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on the previous days. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.





Today I finally posted the remainder of my Christmas cards! Yes, I am so behind it is unreal  - haha! I still have the neighbour cards to make as I have run out. But I have an idea of a design I will use to make a few of them.

Anyway, back to today and a Hello 2022 New Year card. I realised I was a little late to be sending Christmas cards internationally, so I have made a few New Year cards to send instead.





I used Organic Wishes for the firework bursts which are stamped and embossed in sparkly stardust embossing powder. Alphabet Outlined contains numbers as well, so it was perfect to use for next years date. I've also used a similar colour to next years Pantone Colour of the Year, Very Peri. The Hello is a partial stamped sentiment from Floral Vines and Happy New Year from our popular sell out Christmas Sentiments.


So today's giveaway* is...







To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.

 

Friday, 17 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 5

 

 

Happy Friday!

Welcome to day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on the previous days. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.

I'm so glad it is Friday and as I am typing this school is out and the holidays have begun! I was hoping to be a little more organised and have ticked a few more things off my ever growing list, but Hey Ho! I'm sure all will come together. 

I thought it would be nice to make today a Floral Friday and I have this card to share with you....




It's been a while since I have inked up Hello Lovely and this peony cluster makes a wonderful statement whether it is coloured or just stamped. I've had this vellum white heat embossed idea in my head for a while now, so it felt good to finally get it onto a card! 




I think the hardest part was choosing a sentiment to use! I finally decided on a simple 'thank you' from Simply Said.

So today's giveaway* is...








To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.


Thursday, 16 December 2021

12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Day 4

 

Happy Thursday!

Welcome back to day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas, Giveaways. 

If you missed day 1 and you're wondering what this is all about, be sure to check out all the details HERE and you're welcome to catch up and comment on Day 2 and 3. You can find links in the right hand sidebar.

As it is Thursday, I thought a Throwback Thursday would be nice for today's prize. I say it with all the products I design, but this collection has a special place in my designer heart...




Mid Century Modern. I just love this era and style and designing these products was a delight. These are just two of my favourite cards using the trio of clear stamp sets, Background Blocks Mid Century Modern, Background Blocks Mid Century Modern II and Mid Century Modern Florals.




So today's giveaway* is...








To be in the chance of winning simply leave a comment on this post and or any of the social media platforms I will be sharing the giveaway!

Crafty Hugs 


* As it is a giveaway the prize is open to participants worldwide. The item will be marked as a gift from me personally to avoid customs charges. An alternative prize will be offered if the winner already owns any of the prize offered on the day they win. You have until midnight Thursday 30th December 2021 to comment. Winners will be announced on the blog on Friday 31st December 2021.