Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Uniko - Introducing Originally Organics Additions


Hello there friends, it's time for some more Introductions over at 

Uniko

and here's day 2 of the birthday release intros, called Originally Organics 
Additions set. You may have seen something similar recently as a digital image 
but there's lots of added extras in this set to create elegant and feminine cards.
Here's how I've been playing and as luck would have it I needed a card for my 
Mum's birthday yesterday ...


The flower heads are stamped using Altenew inks with the foliage coloured using 
Promarkers. I've added a die-cut 'sending' sentiment by Simon Says Stamp;
 the other sentiments are by Uniko from the Simply Said and Garlands Galore sets

This week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday is
Fantastic Florals so I think these deserve a little trip over there!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo



Same colourway but a slightly different layout here with the main image
stamped twice and just off the panel at the top and bottom. The set has
some gorgeous friendship sentiments and this is one of them.


Ok I hope you'll pop back for Day 3 tomorrow and in the meantime
the release schedule can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well
as links and peeks at how my fellow teamies have worked their magic!

Thanks for stopping



Sarah

Monday, 20 February 2017

Uniko - Introducing Block Party Birthday

Hello there friends, it's time for some Introductions over at 

Uniko

as we get ready for this month's release of new stamps to 
celebrate Uniko's 5th Birthday! Woo-Hoo!

First up, we are introducing you to the Block Party Birthday set and  here's how 
I've played. I hope this has whet your appetite for more!

For this one it's a little inky blending with Distress inks over the heat-embossed
 stamped image. The colours are Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon 
and Peacock Feathers.


I made this one and was all ready to feature it over on the Uniko post but noticed a couple
 of the teamies had done similar so it's hidden away here! It's great for a one layer
 card as I've done here; simply inked in Memento Tuxedo black then coloured with
Promarkers. I couldn't bring myself to crop the panel but there's lots of possibilities. 


The release schedule can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well
as links and peeks at how my fellow teamies have worked their magic!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for the
we roll out the other birthday sets!

Sarah

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Uniko 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks 2 - February 2017

Hi I'm back with day 2 of those sneaky peeks to celebrate the 5th Birthday of

 Uniko 

Today we have the next three sets which will be released during the week.
Read on for all the details ...








If you head on over to the Uniko blog HERE you'll find all you need to know about the
 schedule, dates for introductions and the BIG birthday full reveal and release! 

Hope you'll keep visiting and thanks for calling by today.


Sarah

AAA CAS Cards Challenge #84


Hello there friends, it's time for another challenge over at 
AAA CAS Cards

The theme for this one is 'watercolour' and here's my card followed by a
little photo inspiration for you too ...


Our sponsor for this one is Uniko and I couldn't resist playing with the
Beautiful Blooms III set here. The flowers are watercoloured using
distress inks then fuzzy cut and mounted on 3d foam. The sentiment
is from the Simply Said II set, also by Uniko


It's a Clean and Simple week over at Addicted to Stamps and More so
I'm heading over there with this card plus at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday
Challenge it's all about fabulous florals so I can't resist an outing there too.


Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo



As always there's plenty more super CAS creations by my fellow teamies, 
with links to their blogs on the AAA Cards blog HERE

We are also joined by Michelle Bala, a previous winner of our challenges, 
who is Guest Designing for this one. 

Do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word and some love - 
I'm sure she'll appreciate it.


As always thanks for calling by my blog today and I hope 
you feel inspired and will play along with us!
Sarah

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Uniko 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks 1 - February 2017


Hi there friends, if you saw my post last week you'll notice Uniko is celebrating 
a 5th birthday this month and today we've a little sneaky peek
at two of the five sets being released this month.


If you head on over to the Uniko blog HERE you'll find all you need to know about the
 schedule, dates for introductions and the BIG birthday full reveal and release! 

What's more Bev is also relaunching the FREE Saturday spot over at Uniko 
so there's a beautiful floral free digi available HERE


Hope you'll keep visiting and thanks for calling by today.


Sarah

Less is More #316


Hi there, that's another week gone by and I'm back with the 
3rd week of birthday challenges at

Less is More

This week it's our 


Here's my examples and in true birthday spirit I'm ready for a party!

It's another 'two-fer' of sorts, both made using the same letter dies from
MFT die-namics: By the Letters Lowercase from some gorgeous glitter 
papers by Heidi Swapp which were adhered to card for a little dimension.



This first one has a WeR Memory Keepers Next Level EF in the 
BG with the whole panel then foam mounted.


 

This second one has a 'fake' panel from acetate with the letters adhered
to the acetate then plain ones to the reverse to hide the adhesive.
The curve panel is created with a landscape die from Mama Elephant
and to add a little more interest there's a wrap-around of gold embroidery thread.

 
As ever my awesome teamies have worked their magic and you can check out their
designs over on the main blog HERE with links to their own blogs.

Our sponsor for this week's birthday prize is Shery of STAMPlorations
and we are delighted to have her guest design with us too.
Do pop along and visit Shery and the DT on their personal blogs, I'm 
sure they'd appreciate the visit.

I hope you'll play along and have some fun.
Thanks for calling by and I'll be back soon!


Sarah

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Uniko 5th Birthday - Linky Party

Hello there friends, we're having a birthday today over at
Uniko

Celebrating our 5th birthday with a Linky Party, with hops and prizes too.

Why not head over to the main blog HERE to check out the details!
 
Firstly, here's my card and you can't have a party without balloons in my 
opinion so here I've teamed the Balloon Bash set with sentiments
from All Occasion Sentiments sets and a couple of coordinated
Doodlebug sprinkles for added detail.

As always there's plenty of fantastic creations by my fellow teamies, 
and you can check out their cards and links HERE - I'm sure they'd love
a visit if you have the time.

Enjoy the party and have some fun!
Catch up again soon.




Sarah

Less is More #315


Hey Friends, 
 we're back with week 2 of our Birthday month of challenges at
Less is More

and this week it's the 'dreaded one' 


Here's mine and there's loads of fabulous designs from my fellow teamies
over on the main blog HERE with links to their own blogs.
Do check them out and pay them a visit if you've time - they'd love it!

First up and probably the most obvious idea when thinking of
Opposites Attract is in love so here I've used a Clearly Besotted set
called Scientifically Speaking AND although I've had it ages and ages
this is the first time it's had any ink near it. I've also dry embossed a 
rectangle into the card front using a die from WPlus9 Sunshine Layers.


Next up it's an opposites idea in the sense of things that shouldn't go
together! Here in the UK we have a saying 

"Red & Green should never be seen"
yet come Christmas time we can't seem to get enough of this combo
so I'm getting super organised with my first Christmas card of 2017!


This one uses the Winter Foliage set from Uniko teamed with a 
Hero Arts Shape and Cut set; all images inked with Altenew. Both the Altenew and
Hero Arts products were purchased from our super duper 
sponsor and guest designer for this week ...

I do hope you'll pop along and pay her a visit both to view her
inspiration on the blog and perhaps pick up a little shopping!


I hope you'll play along, as there's another prize opportunity this week
and have some fun along the way!
Thanks for calling by and I'll be back soon!
Sarah