Tuesday 13 December 2022

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Stretch Your Stash

Morning All, 

Steph here today. You may remember that last year I used my Uniko non-Christmas stamps to make Christmas cards (see here) and I thought I'd give it a go this year with my Uniko stencils. It's always good to see what other ways we can use our products and stretch our stash with a little 'outside the box' thinking! 

My first card didn't take too much imagination as I thought the fabulous Uniko Layering Stencil - Zesty would fit beautifully as dried orange slices in a Christmas wreath. I teamed this with one of my favourite stamp sets, Uniko Winter Foliage

After a look through my Uniko stencils, I spotted that the Uniko Mid Century Modern Shapes stencil had the perfect shapes to 'build' a Christmas tree! A little stickles added some tree lights and a sentiment from Uniko Simply Said Blocks Christmas stamp set completed the card. 

For my final card I used one of my favourite stencils and certainly not one you would class as a Christmas stencil, but it's perfect for an animal print lover at Christmas time! The stencil is Uniko Tiger Print and I have teamed it with Uniko Sparkling Snowflake die.

The good thing about this card method is you get two for one! Here I have used the die cut snowflake to make a second card. 

I hope you have got your Christmas cards well under way but don't panic if not, all these cards are quick to make (but only if you like fussy cutting in the case of the first card!). 

As this may be my last post pre Christmas, I will sign off by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

Much love
Steph x

Thursday 1 December 2022

Hello December!

Hello & Happy December!

I hope you are all staying warm & well. The weather seems to have turned cold here all of a sudden and this morning, one Bean disappointedly exclaimed, 'where is the snow!' He really was expecting there to be snow today.

But he was soon distracted by asking if Buddy the Elf had arrived...

All the talk of snow inspired me and so I decided to create a card in the hope that snow arrives some time soon! 

These photos don't really show the sparkle of the Designer Die Sparkling Snowflake justice, but believe me, it's beautiful and makes my heart happy! 

I kept my card really simple, using the Background Block Scattered Polka Dots stamped in Iceberg ink and then used the Let it Snow sentiment from Christmas Sentiments to finish.

It's been a busy few weeks here in the studio preparing for the start of 2023 and lots of other fun stuff that is under wraps for now. But believe me, it is exciting! So I 'hope' that things will start to calm down and I can share more creativity AND as it is the season of giving, a few giveaways along the way! 

That's all from me today! 
Crafty Hugs