Tuesday, 12 December 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #253 - Seasonal Sketch

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Hey!

Ack! Where is the time going? Please slow down I have too much still to do before Santa arrives! Lol! Anyone else feel like this? 

Anyway, THIS week at CAS Colours & Sketches we want you to choose a sketch from all the ones in 2017 and make it seasonal! 





I decided to revisit the first sketch of 2017, #205




This is how I have used them to create a Christmas card...




Today is the start of the Uniko December Release product introductions and one of the products the Design Team and I are introducing today HERE, is Large Background: Scattered Polka Dots. When I saw this sketch I immediately knew the background would be perfect! 




I have partially stamped the Large Background: Scattered Polka Dots on to a Pool Party mat layer using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. The sentiment and snowflake are from Stunning Snowflakes and I embellished the finished card with some Altenew enamel dots.

That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog post HERE to enter the challenge and to see more inspiration from the Design Team.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery! 
Hugs


Introducing... Spring Botanicals Snowdrop and Large Background Scattered Polka Dots

Hey!

Welcome back to the first of the product introductions for the December release. This is the exciting bit where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and my awesome Design Team  are introducing a couple of clear stamp sets, first up is Spring Botanicals Snowdrop. This is the first spring flower in a mini series of stamps contained in this collection. This clear stamp set contains a beautiful Snowdrop image and some beautiful  quotes and sentiment stamps.

Here is a look a Spring Botanicals Snowdrop...




I love the elegance and freshness of Snowdrops and how petite they are in the garden when they appear in the Spring. So I wanted to translate this onto my card by keeping things really CAS.



The snowdrops are stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and coloured just with Prismacolor pencils. I used Apple Green, White and French Grey. I then fussy cut the snowdrops out before adhering to my card base using foam adhesive. 

I added a simple sentiment from the Spring Botanicals Snowdrop clear stamp set and a little trio of Glitter Nuvo Drops for embellishment. 

The second product we are introducing today came about due to my love of the series of mini Background Blocks that I added to the Uniko clear stamp line up this year. This time I decided to go BIG and enlarge one of my favourite versatile stamps, Scattered Polka Dots!

Here is a look a Large Background Scattered Polka Dots...




I love this rainbow colouring technique and it is one I did with the mini Background Blocks Scattered Polka Dots HERE, so I couldn't resist repeating it in a larger scale! This time I decided to embellish the card with sentiments rather than images.




I used Stampin' Up! Brights markers to colour in each of the dots individually, once all the dots were coloured I 'huffed' over the stamp to moisten the ink and then used my Mini MISTI tool to stamp it. I then die cut the panel using a Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle. The 'hello' is my favourite die cut from Mama Elephant and the 'friend' is stamped from All Occasion Sentiments #3.

That's all from me here today, but be sure to hop around the Design Team blogs and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes! 



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



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CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah



CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I hope you enjoyed the hop and getting to see these two new clear stamp sets in action? That's all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for more product introductions and inspiration.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on these clear stamps!

Hugs

Monday, 11 December 2017

December 2017 Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hey & Happy Monday!


Thank you for all your lovely comments about the December 2017 sneak peeks I shared HERE yesterday :) 

I am too excited to show you these products in action with the help of my awesome Design Team, that I have the last FOUR sneak peeks to share with you today, so that we can get to the FUN introductions tomorrow! 

The first peek today is the next stamp set in the BIG & BOLD series...




Yesterday I shared a peek at a 'larger' familiar background, how about another in the series and one that is perfect to pair with the peek above and the peek below! 




I know a few people have been anxiously awaiting this next clear stamp set in the Pure Florals range & I am hoping that it doesn't disappoint?! 




Lastly but by no means least I have a little peek at the December Mini Freebie clear stamp set. This set will be added to qualifying* Release Day orders (*minimum spend £20 prior to discounts and shipping costs, it won't appear in your basket & will be added to orders as I package them) and while stocks last. 



That's all the peeks for this release! 

I hope you will join the Design Team and myself tomorrow as we begin the product introductions and get to see these peeks in action! 

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks!

Hugs

Sunday, 10 December 2017

December 2017 Sneak Peeks Day 1

WhooHoo!

It's countdown time to the December Release and the last for 2017, but it is packed full of wonderful products to inspire you for the New Year ahead!

How about a look at the FIVE sneak peeks I have to share with you today...





How about a new series of clear stamps called Spring Botanicals. Botanical imagery of all styles is set to be a big trend for 2018. I'm sure this first floral in the series isn't too hard to work out from the peek ;)




These dots in this second peek may look rather familiar and if you love the Background Blocks as much as I do then you might just come to love this 'larger' version too! 

Lastly for today, is this fun TRIO of new Uniko Stencils...








That's all the peeks I have to share with you today & I hope you are excited to see a few more tomorrow?! 


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks!

Hugs

Friday, 8 December 2017

Uniko Challenge #44 Reminder - Christmas

Hey!

The Design Team, Guest Designer and myself are here today to remind you about the November/December 2017 Uniko challenge.

We have another fun and easy challenge this month and we hope you'll join in and play along with us.

So this month we have the following challenge...



 Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do ;)
* Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to bev@uniko.co.uk and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible ;)

This month we have Sue from Sue's Card Craft joining us our Guest Designer.

She's created this festive inspiration card for you using dies and stamps from Uniko...



The Uniko Design team also have some Christmas inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more. I'm sure they'd love a nice comment too ;)

Bev

{Coming Soon!}
 

Are you inspired?! 

Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. 
THE PRIZES
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 29th December 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #252 - Seasonal Colours

Hey & Happy December!

I can't believe we are into December and Christmas is just around the corner! I'm am SO behind on Christmas preparations amongst all my other 'things to do', I wish time would slow down a little - argh!

Anyway, THIS week at CAS Colours & Sketches we want you to choose a colour combo from all the ones in 2017 and make it seasonal! 





I decided to reuse one of the colour combos when I was hostess this year. This one is from Challenge #230 in July.




This is how I have used them to create a Christmas card...




I thought the colours were suitable for holly & berries, so I dusted off my Background Builders: Winter Vines Additions and used one of the holly leaves pairs and randomly stamped them on half of my card in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I then went in and stamped the berries in Berry Burst. 



The sentiment is from Festive Sentiments stamped in and on Island Indigo. Then I have mounted the panel onto my card base using foam adhesive. Super simple! 

That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog post HERE to enter the challenge and to see more inspiration from the Design Team.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery! 
Hugs


Sunday, 3 December 2017

DT Inspiration - Same but Different Mini Notes

Hello there, it's Sarah here and I've a Design Team Inspiration post for you today and to be honest these cards came off my 'production line' in October but I've been too busy with other 'life' events to get to posting them.

If you follow my blog HERE you'll see I often like to create TWO-fers (2 cards from one panel of stamping) as well as mini packs of cards all in the same colour scheme, which is what happened below.

I seem to get fixated on a particular colour palette and can't stop creating. These mini packs are little Christmas gifts for me to send to friends and once on a roll with the colouring they don't take too long to put together.

I've used lots of the recently released sets and dies as well as a couple of the older ones - if you are new to Uniko, or a long-standing fantatic, then I think this post showcases how versatile the sets can be as well as how easily they mix and match with one another. 

Here's a list of supplies: 
Background Blocks: Wonky Stripes, Scattered Polka Dots, Horizontal Stripes and Doodle Flower
Flower Power Series, Originally Organics, Pure Florals: Gerbera - Stamps & Dies
 Uniko Style - Stamps
Sentiments from: Simply Said Range, Pure Florals: Lily & Festive Sentiments




I hope you feel inspired to create and have a little fun with your Uniko sets and if you're stuck for some Christmas gifts, why not have a go at creating some mini notelets! From my experience they always go down a treat with most folks. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting today. 
Sarah x



Tuesday, 28 November 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #251 - Sketch

Hey!

Thank you to everyone who joined in on last weeks birthday celebration, we all enjoyed seeing your colourful creations in the gallery :)

I can't believe we are into the last week of November and December is just around the corner. I'm am SO behind on Christmas preparations amongst all my other 'things to do', I wish time would slow down a little - argh!

Anyway, Samantha is here THIS week with a sketch to inspire your creative card making...




This sketch is perfect for a quick Christmas card, which is the theme I decided upon quite quickly! Here's how I have used this weeks sketch...




I knew I wanted to use the recently release Festive Sentiments as I am just loving the larger brush lettering sentiments ;) Then I saw the current Inspired by All the Little Things challenge seen HERE and below and had my colour combo all done for me ;)




I die cut a Sizzix Framelits Star from a post it note to use as a stencil and applied Altenew Industrial Diamond ink to get my solid star. I then stamped the 'Merry Christmas' in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold EP. The sentiment panel is then die cut using a Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle and adhered this to a Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow card base using foam adhesive. A few sparkly gold star enamels finished my design off! 




As I've made a Christmas card, I am entering my card into the current challenge over at AAA Cards HERE. The current theme is Christmas AND Uniko is the sponsor this fortnight too ;)




That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog post HERE to enter the challenge and to see more inspiration from the Design Team.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery! 
Hugs