Saturday, 31 August 2013

Bridal Bloom Blog Hop!

Congratulations
Hey!

Welcome to a very special blog hop to celebrate a special lady on her special day! This is a bridal shower, blog hop stylee! The sweet Chaitali (of Iron Craft fun fame) suggested that we celebrate the owner of Uniko Studio, Bev's, forthcoming nuptials in this fun way and we, the Uniko Studio DT, jumped on board straight away!

We decided to keep the theme of the blog 'beautiful bridal blooms'. Well you know me and my infatuation with the graphic flower die; me and that die were meant to be together! So it got yet another crank through my Cuttlebug for this special card. :)

I couldn't resist adding a panel of Hawaiian Shores card behind the aperture I cut with the die. Not only does it add a splash of colour to the design, it also symbolises the destination of Bev's wedding: Hawaii! Lucky thing!

tips and tricks
  • I originally wanted to place a mega-sized piece of bling to the centre of my flower but didn't have anything big enough. (Note to self: purchase mega sized bling!) So I gathered a few different sizes of bling and arranged them in this little circular pattern. 
  • To add a bit more depth to the leaves around the flowers I stamped them twice on each side without reinking my stamp (aka Generation Stamping). 
Now this bridal blog hop would mean so much to the bride-to-be herself if you popped on across and left a sweet message for her. And it would be fabulous if you could join in the hop and see what we've created to surprise Bev with:

Uniko Studio Blog (Leave Bev a message here!)
Aimes (You are here!)
Amber
Chaitali
Erika
Gayatri
Nicki
Ren-Yi
Stacey
Taheerah

Bev, no doubt you are giddy with excitement in the sweet sunshine right now. If you do read this before your big day - I want to wish you and your guy the most wonderful day ever! Sending you big hugs, friend! xxx

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Resisting sparkles for my brother...

HAPPY birthday dan
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Happy Friday-Eve! Happy Birthday to my brother! Happy new CASE-Study! :D

It's a bit of a bittersweet CASE Study this week as not only is it our last week with the amazing Jennifer McGuire on board as our muse (that's right folks, you've got this week left to legitimately CASE her! Ha!), but we're also saying farewell to two of our amazing DT members. :(

But first the card; let's start with the happy part of this post first! So today's card is inspired by this beauty of Jennifer's:
Check out the original post of this card here!

You know the deal by now: you see the card, you get inspired (by anything - and I mean anything!) from it and get busy. Simple.

I was inspired by Jennifer's cool colours and the chevron-like border stamp. This card is heading to my brother today as he celebrates his birthday (that's why there are no red hearts on mine, just grey stars to keep it masculine. It really pained me not to add sparkles and sequins to this card, but sometimes you've got to think about who you're creating for, right?!)

tips and tricks
  • I performed a bit of 'stamp surgery' for this card. That's right, I administered the scissors to a stamp - gasp! I chopped a 'happy birthday' stamp into two and used just the 'birthday' part. Don't worry, the two parts line up perfectly again on my block for when I need the full sentiment. It saves on fussy, selective inking!
  • I prefer to stamp and emboss my sentiment before die-cutting my shape. It allows me to control where the sentiment will be on the die cut shape with greater ease. Plus it's easier to stamp and emboss on a larger piece of card than a smaller one. I simply use a post-it note to secure the die in place before running it through my Cuttlebug.
  • See those chevron stripes? Its tempting to just stamp one long border down the side, but I purposely stamped the design once at the top, then flipped the stamp and stamped it at the bottom. This way the design helps to guide your eyes to the sentiment.
Be sure to get your mojo boost by checking out what the rest of the CASE Study DT inked up for your viewing pleasure! :)

Now I said this was a bittersweet CASE Study and it truly is as our teamies, Moe and Teneale are stepping down *sob*. I hope you ladies know that I'll still be stalking your blogs in the future! 

Now c'mon, I don't think you need any more reasons to play along with us this week. Let's make Jennifer, Moe, and Teneale's final week with us a blast! :D

Thanks so much for popping by today. I've gotta dash and deliver this card and this gal is hoping that there's birthday cake on offer!

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Ahoy!

Ahoy Birthday Boy 
Hey! (Or should that be, Ahoy!?) :)

Well I'm back to reality after an amazing adventure in Italy. The huge mountain of washing is being tackled, my guy is back to work (I'll be back next Thursday - eeek!), and my taste buds are adjusting back to reality food after a week of gourmet Italian feasts! (I won't bore you with holiday snaps here, but if you're interested I've shared a few fun pics via Instragram)

While I was away, it was my nephew's birthday so cue another birthday card whipped up by one of my all time favourite sets to use for little guys, Clearly Besotted Stamps Ahoy Matey! (Which now has coordinating dies - sweet!) Man, I hope my nephews don't ever tire of pirates....I can see them getting pirate cards from me well into adulthood! Ha!

This card incorporates some texture in the form of sandpaper. Seeing as I'm unlikely to use the stuff for DIY projects, it seemed apt to use it for a beach/desert island.

tips and tricks
  • Don't be afraid to use non-cardmaking supplies on your projects. DIY supplies can make great embellishments for guy cards!
  • Texture is always a winner with cards for children! Sandpaper made a perfect beach/desert island but experiment with other materials such as flock and felt for a softer feel if you're not keen on the roughness of sandpaper.
  • Just to add an extra finishing touch, I did indeed put a message in that little bottle/vial. If you use a larger vial, you may consider rolling up some money for some real treasure!
Well it's more a case of laundry room ahoy today, rather than treasure ahoy! Mind you, you never know what treasures one may find whilst emptying pockets.....

Thanks so much for stopping by today - your visits (whether they be directly here at the blogerooo, via email or via some other random feed) are always, always appreciated!

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Floating colour blocking...

You have been so kind
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Another Friday-Eve rolls around again, and hopefully scheduled post numero 3 has rolled on to the blog too! I'd normally be happy for Friday-Eve, but I'm heading toward the end of my adventure in Italy. Still, I'm hoping that by now I've had enough gelato to last me forever! :)

Enough babbling though. Let's get down to business. CASE Study business! We still have the one and only, Jennifer McGuire as our muse and I am LOVING it! So much inspiration! I hope you too are inspired by this fabulous card of Jennifer's and are ready to 'study':

Check out the original post of this card here.

I was totally floored by Jennifer's fabulous colour blocking. So trendy! I went for the same approach, injecting more summer colours into my design, (I was preparing for my hols when I made this card!) I also wanted to give the appearance of floating blocks of colour and experimented by mounting my design on a sheet of acetate. It's a pain to photograph, but looks kinda cool IRL!

tips and tricks
  • In order to exaggerate the floating panels of colour, leave a space in between each panel. The floating effect then takes place around all four edges of each panel.
  • To guide your eyes to the focal point, place the sentiment panel on a bold colour and make the panel a larger in width than the others.
  • Ooops! My embossing powder went a little crazy on the lower part of the sentiment but no worries; I covered my mistake by stamping the sentiment again in black ink on white card, trimming out the 'THANK YOU' part, and sticking it over the top. A good dollop of Glossy Accents also helps to convince you that it was part of the design all along....*wink*!
I'm pretty sure I don't need to persuade you to join in the fun this week, but I do suggest that you take a peek-a-boo at what the rest of the CASE Study DT created. You'll get a serious mojo boost! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by here today. I always appreciate your visits! Hoping to catch up with everyone and everything in Blogland when I return to normality (aka Home!).

Ciao, peeps! :)

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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A 'fab' project...

Fab friend
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So roll on scheduled post number two of the week. By now I'm hoping that I've a good dose of gelato and I'm still sunburn free!

Today's 'fab' creation is a 'sweet' reminder about our challenge on A Passion for Papertrey. We want you to be inspired by something sweet!

Now if you don't 'get' this project, let me explain. For my sweet inspiration I took a literal, retro approach and went back to my childhood. I loved fab ice lollies as a kid (Pssst - I still do now!) and was inspired to recreate one. If you remember them/still have them did you have to eat them the same weird way I did? I had to peel off the chocolate layer first, then scoff all the cream layer and finally eat the ice layer. Now you can't eat this version, but it does have a magnet attached to the reverse so it'd jazz up your fridge (or freezer I guess!) :)

tips and tricks
  • To create the sparkles, I snipped out the tear shaped gems of a patterned bling design. Don't be afraid to cut up patterned bling to make it suit your project!
  • To add colour to my sparkles/sprinkles I used a Promarker on the clear gems. Easy! I purchase all my bling in clear and colour it to have perfectly coordinating bling no matter what.
Now come on and be inspired by something sweet yoruself. You don't need to take a literal approach to the inspiration - just be inspired by something sweet in any way and get creative! One randomly selected peep will win a $5 Papertrey Ink gift certificate!

Ciao, peeps! :)

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

More patterns than you could shake a stick at!

happy anniversary
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It's Sunday and this is the first of my scheduled posts for a week - fingers crossed it's worked! Hopefully I should now be scoffing some gelato by now in Italy. :)


So it's not only Sunday, it's the 18th of the month which means it's time for a new Uniko Studio challenge! The challenge this month is a sketch challenge and Uniko Studio DT teamie Gayatri has whipped up this sketch for us to follow:

I hope you can see that I followed the sketch almost identically. I had an occasion in my head to stamp for (My brother and SIL's anniversary) before I jetted off on holiday so the I made the occassion and the challenge work together. :)

The tiny hearts are stamped from Flower Fusion #3 on to Pure Poppy card and cut out. I added some doodles with my white gel pen to decorate them. The big heart is a die cut spare I had and I decorated it with Background Builders: Chevrons.

I was originally going to go plain and white with this card, but I'm still learning to embrace patterns and colours. Too much pattern on this? It didn't give me a headache to look at it....that's usually a good sign! Ha!

I hope you can join in the fun with us. Here are the challenge deets:
  • You have until September 14th 09:00 UK time, to link your card up below
  • Winners will be announced by September 17th
  • Please add the Uniko Studio Challenge badge & link back to the challenge 
  • If you don't have a blog to link back to the challenge, don't worry. Just use "USC"+ as your tag. For example, for our first challenge use "USC1"
  • Showcase any Uniko Studio product: clear stamps, dies, digital pattern paper, digital cut files, or digital stamps. If you haven't purchased any Uniko Studio products, fear not. Plenty of freebies here.
The Prizes!
  • A £10 Gift Certificate to the Winner & Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight
Thanks so much for stopping by here today. Fingers crossed the rest of my scheduled posts work!

Ciao, peeps! :)

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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Sneaky triangles...

Happy Birthday
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Happy Friday-Eve! Are you ready to knuckle down to a fabulous new CASE Study courtesy of our muse, the one and only, Jennifer McGuire?  I know I am! :D

Today's card was inspired by this lovely card of Jennifer's:
Check out the original post of this card here. 

I was inspired by the layout of Jennifer's card and the colours. Especially the colours. I'm learning to love colours thanks to Jennifer; her creations ooze so much fun and happiness through the medium of colour. I'm taking notes and learning - slowly! :)

tips and tricks
  •  I decided to add some trendy, striped triangles to my design with the aid of Post-It notes and CBS Basic Stripes. I simply marked a triangle with a light pencil, stuck two Post-It notes along the sides and stamped my stripes. 
  • Notice that I used bolder, thicker stripes for the bigger triangle and narrower stripes on the smaller triangle. That's intentional! The smaller triangle would look distorted with the thicker stripes in comparison with the larger triangle.
Now c'mon, I'm sure you want to study along with us too. Take anything from Jennifer's card, go on a creative adventure with it, and share what you create with us. Simple! :)

For the ultimate mojo boost, be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT created - you won't leave disappointed!

Keeping it super short and sweet today, I've got lots to get sorted before we head off on our holiday. Yay! (Yay for the holiday, not for having lots to do beforehand! Ha!)

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Pretty Peg

Pretty Peg
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Today I've got a little project for you that surprised even myself. It wasn't planned, and was simply a result of playing around. No stamping, no card and most surprisingly of all a project that featured fabric! Those of you who know me, will know that sewing is not a strong point of mine. But if I can find a way around it, I will! *wink*

I was busy die cutting some sweet flowers for another project and whilst rooting through a drawer for something, I came across this sweet square of polka dot fabric given to me by my mum. I remember saying to her "I'm sure I can do something with it...." oh so long ago!

So my eyes looked at this pretty fabric, and then to the Cuttlebug and back to the fabric. Eureka! Cue a very pretty polka-dot flower. Flower complete. What to do with it? Put it on a card? Attach it to a hair-clip? Make a brooch out of it? Nope. Attach it to a peg of course! I also attached a magnetic strip to the back of it. It would look so pretty on the fridge....if I had a fridge with a magnetic front!

For now though, this sweet peg is perched on my desk lamp and is keeping a few papers safe. I think it's made its home there. :) Edited to add: it's not attached anywhere near the bulb! My lamp is much bigger than it sounds! Thanks for the warning, Caryn!

tips and tricks
  • To prevent frayed edges when die cutting thin material, place the material on some card to add an extra layer to your die cutting sandwich.
  • This pretty polka dot material is very thin, so I die cut another flower from blue felt to place behind it for extra stability.
  • Don't spend money on expensive pegs. Buy cheap wooden ones and customise them with acrylic paint (and don't forget, you can stamp on them too!). In order to paint the pegs with even coats, dismantle them and put them back together once painted.
And do you know the sweetest thing about this project? Not a single stitch was involved/harmed in the process. Thank goodness for glue dots! Ha!

So there you have it. A die is not only for a coordinating stamp set! And seeing as I've been busy with the dies, I'm going to enter this sweet peg into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make the Cut. :)

As always, thank you for popping by here today!

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

That die. Again.

Happy Birthday
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Woo hoo! The day is here! It's release day over at Uniko Studio and all of the wonderful products that have been showcased over the past few days are available for your crafting pleasure! :D

We're celebrating the fabulous release with a good ol' fashioned blog hop. You should have hippity hopped over here from the Uniko Studio blog - if you haven't be sure to start there and hop along; one lucky commentor will win the entire August release!

Now today's card features that cool graphic flower die again. What can I say? I just love it so much! I created this almost lace border effect with it by die cutting half of the shape repeatedly. I like that it all sits flush against the white card stock and has an almost floating effect. Is it magic? Nope. It's the wonders of acetate. Mainly placing a layer of acetate behind a panel of cardstock and attaching my die cut shapes to it. Simple!

tips and tricks
  • When it comes to creating a border, I like to start in the middle first to ensure that the design is equally balanced on each side. This simply meant that I die cut half of the graphic flower die from the top centre of the white card before cutting it again either side.
  • Acetate is the magic when it come to creating floating designs with ease. I could easily cut the full graphic flower from the middle of a piece of card, place acetate underneath and slot a separate die cut graphic flower in the aperture created from the first die cut. 
  • I adopted the 'gallon, quart, pint' design princple for this design. A good amount of pink, slightly less green and even less blue. It helps to balance the design.
Now I won't keep you here as there's hopping to be done! Next on your tour of Uniko Studio goodness is Amber. Be sure to comment as you hop to be in with a chance of winning the entire August release!

Thanks so much for hippety hopping by today!

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Hello {love} :)

This is my second post for today. Please scroll down to check out my Uniko Studio sneaky peek or click here - thanks! :)

Hello
Hey!

Ready for a new challenge, Clearly Besotted Stamps stylee? Yup, it's time to dig out your card, inks and CBS stamps to join in the fun with us!

This month is a colour challenge. We wanna see projects that use all or some of the colours in this scrummy pic:


Image source: Design Seeds

I opted to use the bubblegum pink, green, pinky-red and I threw in a good dose of white for good measure. Well, I can see white in the gingham pattern anyways *wink*

Random funny tidbit: when I showed this card to my guy, he responded by saying it was very 'Derbyshire'. Confused, I asked him what he meant. "Well when you look at it literally, the card says "Hello, Love". I do love that mind of his. :)

Still confused? Well where I come from, we use the word 'love' as a term to call pretty much anyone by (that goes for the word 'duck' too!) There are obvious people you wouldn't call 'love' and 'duck' but you certainly hear it in the older generations. :)

tips and tricks

  • The mini-triangle is from the set Sky's The Limit - it's part of a kite. Look at the smaller stamps in your sets and see what patterns you can create with them.
  • This card will fit perfectly into Papertrey Ink's Seed Packet Die. I love to use that die to create mini envelopes from my patterned paper stash. They do say good things come in small packages.... :)
Seeing as I've used that little triangle stamp, I'm also going to enter this little card into the Moxie Fab Trendy Triangles Challenge, and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says...Triangles. :)

Now if you're new to Clearly Besotted Stamps, firstly, where have you been?! Ha! Secondly, don't fear! You can still play along as Stephanie has some free digi stamps you can use (change the colours of them using basic imaging software, or an online site such as PicMonkey).

Oh and there's the little thing of a whopping Four CBS STAMP SETS up for grabs for one lucky peep! F.O.U.R! :D

To get the full deets of the challenge and to check out what the super-duper CBS team have inked up to get your mojo ticking, pop across the the CBS Blog.

Hope you can play along with us! :)

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My new favourite die... :)

graphic flower die
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Hooray for the weekend! I'm still ever grateful for the weekend even though I'm on my summer holidays as it means everyone else around me is away from work too! We'll be spending ours mainly holiday shopping as we're escaping the real world in a couple of week's time and we've got our newly engaged friends visiting to discuss wedding stationery (maybe I should start thinking about my own?!?!).

But anyways, enough about my weekend plans, let's discuss today's card. It features the die that I've been dying for from Uniko Studio. Yes, finally, the graphic flower die will hit the store come Sunday August 11th! I'm telling you now, that this die is so graphic and fun. It makes me smile just cutting that pretty shape out. Lots. :)

I wanted to let the die do the talkin' on this card so cue a simple, sentiment-less card that I can use for a variety of occasions. To add extra interest, I die cut the graphic flower shape from pink cardstock, trimed the design into another flower shape and layered on top of my blue flower. A big jeweled brad holds it all together (finally getting through that brad stash of mine!)

tips and tricks

  • I used Spellbinder's Square Nestabilities to whip up this frame for my card in a matter of seconds. Other shapes will work as well too - experiment! 
  • Don't take the shape of a die on face value - have fun seeing what other shapes you can create. 
  • I'm a believer that not all cards need to have a sentiment on the front. I'll keep this card safe and when an occasion arises for it, I'll stamp my sentiment on the inside. :)
The graphic flower die comes as part of a collection so if you wanna see more, then see what the rest of the Uniko Studio DT whipped up with the set:
 Right, I'm off to make a list of things I need to buy for our holiday. Mainly suncream! Ha!

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Friday, 9 August 2013

Mega masking!

With Love On Your Special Day

Hey!

Hooray for Friday! Hooray for more Uniko Studio sneaky peeks of the August release! I hope that you've enjoyed what you've seen so far. All products are available for purchase from Sunday August 11th!

Today's card features the technique of masking. A whole lot of masking. Using a sweet flower from the set Flower Power #3.  I love this graphic style little Chysanthemum and I couldn't resist using it to build a pattern.

The sentiment(s) feature from Flower Power #3 too and I love the delicate swirly font - so fun!

tips and tricks
  • It's really handy to create a few 'masks' of stamps by stamping them on the sticky part of a Post-It note and keeping them safe with your stamp set after using them. 
  • I originally wanted to stamp the solid image of the flower to create an ombre effect, but the lack of coloured inks in my supply made me change my mind and use markers instead. Stamping the outline flower in a grey ink rather than a black ink, keeps the design soft.
  • Mix and match sentiments from the same set to achieve custom sentiment. On this card I used three different sentiments from the same set!
That's all from me today, but be sure to check out how the rest of the Uniko Studio DT inked this set up:
Don't forget there are mystery prizes up for grabs that will be announced on the Uniko Studio blog on August 11th. There are lots of ways to win, by commenting on the blog or a DT member blog during the countdown to release, FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by here today. I hope you have a great weekend!

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Thursday, 8 August 2013

Friend, you are my sunshine...

Friend
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Happy Friday-Eve! Admittedly, when I'm on my summer holidays, the Friday-Eves of the week don't feel as sweet as they should. But still, I'm happy that it means the weekend is on its way soon and that in turn means time to chillax with some company. :)

So, have you recovered from CASE Study's fantabulous 3rd birthday festivities? Well don't get too comfy because CASE Study is about to turn it up a notch with one seriously awesome muse for August. Yup, we have the one, the only, Jennifer McGuire on board with us this month! *thud* I know! Amazing! I'm a HUGE fan of Jennifer's work so it's no surprise that I'm very excited this month. :)

So here we go CASE Studiers. We can legitimately CASE and be inspired by this fabulous card of Jennifer's this week:
Check out the original post of this card here.

I hope you can tell that I was inspired by the cool ray-like pattern. At first I was going for the same multi-coloured rays, but I couldn't resist making a sunshine. I think it fits so nicely with the theme of friendship. :)

And seeing as I've stamped a sunshine, I'm going to enter this card into the current Paper Crafts August Gallery Challenge. :)

tips and tricks
  • When it comes to stamping the rays, it's good to trace a light outline of where the circular panel will go. 
  • Use patterned paper from one collection to ensure perfect coordination. The circle was cut from a solid yellow sheet of paper in the same collection as the chevron patterned paper. 
  • Don't be afraid to mix and match embellishments. Here I've used items I found on my craft desk - a gem, a cool Heidi Grace brad-style sticker (thanks, Jen!), and a heart shaped button. I like to think it adds a bit of 'fun' to the design. :) 
Now I'm multi-tasking today as I'm not only showing you my CASE Study card (and hoping that you'll play along with us!), but I'm also giving you a sneak peek at a new Uniko Studio set called All Occasion Sentiments #3 (Available for purchase August 11th). It coordinates so well with the other sets in the series, but I wanted to focus on this sentiment only. Check out how the rest of the Uniko Studio DT used this set to see just how great it is:
And of course, I'm sure you want to see what the rest of the CASE Study DT whipped up too - you won't be disappointed! As always, please join the fun and study along with us. Who knew that studying could be this fun, eh?! Ha!

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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Jingle Bells? In July?!

Happy Christmas
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Hooray for Wednesday! Apart from having my mum and brother visit today, and playing football later, it's also time for some Uniko Studio sneaky peeks!

I know what you're thinking. Christmas? In July? But stick with me, I can explain! :)

The Uniko Studio DT are featuring the fabulous new set, 'Background Builders: Flower Power' (Available for purchase from August 11th). Now for me, as soon as I saw one particular stamp, I was overwhelmed with visions of cozy winter jumpers with cool nordic-style patterns and before you knew it, my mind had jumped to Christmas. Oh I was *so* in that cozy sweater with a glass of mulled wine by an open fire!

So cue the Christmas card. Are you still with me? Just goes to show how versatile this set is, right? *wink*

tips and tricks
  • To add an extra warm, snuggly feeling to my card, I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the card base and my focal panel.
  • For extra texture, I embossed the card base using my most favourite impression plate ever and a paper distresser on my focal panel to ruffle the edges. If you don't have a paper distresser, scissors will do the same job! It's easier to apply distress ink to a piece of card first, and then to distress the edges with a tool/scissors.
  • Sentiments don't have to sit vertically on a design. Have fun mix and matching sentiments from different sets and stamping them at different angles! 
Edited to add: Oooh this card fits in perfectly with the Moxie Fab World Holiday Card Challenge so I'm linking this card up to it. :)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Uniko Studio DT whipped up with this great set - I'm pretty sure it'll only be here that features jingle bells today!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by today. Stay tuned for more sneaky peeks of Uniko Studio's August release....!

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Monday, 5 August 2013

CASE Study 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop

London Calling
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Happy Monday! Happy Birthday, CASE Study! Yup, can you believe it? CASE Study is turning 3 already! The years have flown by for me, and it's such an honour and privilege to have served on the design team from the start. I owe so much to the wonderful and marvellous Chupa - thanks girlie! :)


You may have noticed that CASE Study is celebrating its birthday with a series of mega blog hops featuring some pretty mega names. Today marks the 3rd and final hop, be sure to comment along the way to be in with a chance of winning some amazing goodies! *wink*

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Torico. If you haven't, then you wanna start out over at CASE Study.

The idea of this hop, echoes the idea of CASE Study. We were simply given the brief to be inspired by something and go with the creative flow. Seeing as I'm a little bit of a Pinterest-a-holic I thought it was about time I actually used something that I've pinned to my 'Inspiration' board. Hmmm...decisions, decision.....!

It was a tough call, but this pin caught my attention for a special reason...



As soon as I saw this lovely print, I just knew I had to crack open my cool London Scene dies and get busy. As you can tell, I kept the design very simple and similar to the art print. Only my version contains not a Ferris wheel, but the London Eye and 'The Gherkin'.

Another special reason as to why I picked this inspiration point and created this card is because I'm actually heading to London today. I'm so excited as I'm meeting up with fabulous blog buddies, Lynn and Sandie to 'do lunch' and shop! I can't wait! :D

But enough babbling from me, you need to hop along to my CASE Study teamie, Teneale Williams! Remember to comment as you hop for the chance to win some fabby prizes!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy birthday, CASE Study!!! :D

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