Saturday 28 February 2015

Inkspirational #77

A very Happy Weekend to you all,

This week at Inkspirational we have our Word prompt challenge. Here is our word:

So how does 'Sprinkle' inspire you?

This card is made from the first stamp set I ever bought. I dusted it off and did some colouring to make this:

Colouring, sequins and a button-yes I really did make this and it was fun to do!

We are joined this week by Beate as our Guest Designer. Her blog Stempelomi is full of inspiring projects-go check it out!

The Ink girls have a fabulous gallery of sprinkles for you to be inspired by-check them out here

Friday 27 February 2015

Uniko Studio Challenge #18 Reminder

Have you joined in our BIRTHDAY challenge at Uniko Studio.

If not you have one more week to play along.

You can use any stamps you like and join in as many times as you like.

I did make a completely different card for this reminder then when I was browsing around blogland a few challenges caught my eye and I decided to make the above card using my Uniko stamp sets-English Country Garden and A gift for you. I stamped the solid butterfly using Delicata gold ink. Then heat embossed the lined butterfly in gold on vellum and fussy cut it.

If you play along you could be for winning some fabulous Uniko Studio goodies and also you could be a Guest Designer in our next challenge!

Need some more inspiration?
Check out what our amazing DT have created here and then get stamping!

This card was inspired by the following challenges:

CASology-mini-mini butterfly and mini mix of gems, sequins and enamel dots.

Thursday 26 February 2015

Time Out Reminder

Hello my friends,

Have you joined in our challenge at Time Out Challenges?

We are being inspired by the words:


You can use any of these words to inspire you or just use the whole phrase.

I think you can see what inspired my card:

These stamps and dies are all from Clearly Besotted Stamps. I think this will be kept for a 'guy' Birthday card.

Our Guest Designer Hazel has joined us again this week with a super CAS card and you can check that out here where you will also see all the DT's wonderful cards.

You have one week to take some TIME OUT with us-enjoy!

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #133

It is Holiday Time at Addicted to Stamps and More.

You can create a project for any holiday.

Today I have gone with Easter.

I adore this 'blessing' sentiment from Winnie and Walter and used this as my main focus. I just added a few flower stamps from the Uniko Background Builder Vine set. I only send a couple of Easter cards but am happy with this one, so one to do!

STAMPorlations  are our sponsors this week. You may know I am a fan of their stamps, check out their store here

Our DT have many cards to inspire you here

Enjoy x

I will enter this into the 'mini' challenge at CASology-I have 3 mini flowers!

Friday 20 February 2015

Uniko Studio Challenge #18

A very Happy Friday my friends,

It is time for our February Challenge at Uniko Studio.

We still feel like celebrating our 3rd Birthday so our theme for this challenge is:


You can use any stamps for this challenge although there extra prizes for those who use Uniko Stamps! You can enter as many times as you want and have until March 6th 8am GMT to join in the fun.

Here is my Birthday card using Bright Butterflies and Simply Said Birthdays.

For this challenge we have Tracey joining us as Guest Designer. I have for a very long time admired Tracey's creativity and her blog In My Creative Opinion is full of inspiring cards-I urge you to visit it and you will come away eager to get creating!

Have a look here and you will see what Tracey and our DT have created for you inspire you. You will also see all the goodies that we have on offer for you. Sure hope you join in  the fun!

Thursday 19 February 2015

Time Out Challenge #25

Happy Friday Eve,

This week at Time Out Challenges we are being 'Inspired by Words' and our words are:

Rock around the Clock

You can use just one of these words, 2 or more or just be inspired by the whole phrase. There were so many ways I could have gone with this. In the end I went with clock-as I am sure you can see!

I actually needed a masculine Birthday card so combined a clock stamp with some Uniko text circle stamps and just stamped away! The sketchy sentiment stamp is from STAMPlorations.

Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Hazel. Her blog Hazel Paper Designs is full of inspiring cards. Hazel is very creative and I love her take on challenges-unique and inspiring-take a peek!

Our DT have all come up with inspiring ways to interpret these words, check them out here and then take some TIME OUT and join in x

Monday 16 February 2015


Another week begins!

I am here to share with you a card inspired by a few challenges:

Awesome stamp from CAS-ual Fridays

The layout was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch. I actually got the idea when I saw a few cards on STAMPlorrations-CASE a card. I combined a CASE of Deepti and Maria's cards that you can see here

This card is on its way to a friend who is very much loved and therefore I am entering into the 'One Layer Love Card' challenge at Less is More and the 'Love' challenge at CASology

Sunday 15 February 2015

Fusion Inspired!

I hope you are all having a fun weekend.

I have a card for you today that was inspired by the colours in the photo this week at Fusion. I made a card for the last challenge but stupidly missed the deadline so I am getting in early this time!

I glued together some teal and orange card and then die cut the 'Happy'. I then die cut a number of these to give me some dimension. The stamped the balloon directly onto the card. Doesn't this little white stamp make the balloon look more realistic! This stamp is from the new release at Uniko-balloon bash.

This was really fun to make and I love how CAS it turned out. For me the rounded edge just finished the card off perfectly.

I will also enter this into Seize the Birthday
and the Orange CAS challenge at AAA cards

Saturday 14 February 2015

Ink #76

Happy Valentine's Day!

At Inksprational we have our photo challenge. We didn't do with hearts as we figured you might be done and dusted with that by now and ready to move onto spring!

Here is our photo:

I wanted to go all oriental but couldn't get the grey and white pattern on her kimono out of my head so decided to go with that.

And this is what I created:

Plus I had some grey card stock and red enamel dots on my desk from a card I made earlier in the week!

All I have done here is repeat stamp a washi stamp from Uniko and added a little die cut bird.

This week the fun and super talented Darnell is joining us as our Guest Designer.
Take a look here to see the fabulous projects made by Darnell and the DT.

Have fun x

Friday 13 February 2015

Happy Birthday Less is More!

Happy Friday!

I have been wanting to join in the Less is More 4th Birthday challenge all week. I wanted to celebrate their Birthday and I also love the combo of pink and grey. Last night I finally got to craft. I tried something new to me-embossing an image on vellum and then using copics to colour it.

I stamped the image and sentiment in grey ink directly onto the card and then added my embossed and coloured image onto this. A few baby pink enamel dots added 'just because'.

All images and sentiments are from Uniko

I am so pleased I got to play along!

I will also enter this into Seize the Birthday-no heart twist for me!
Happy Little Stampers-feb CAS and embossing

Thursday 12 February 2015

Time Out Reminder #24

Have you joined in the challenge this week at Time Out Challenges?

We are all being inspired by the very talented Kylie. Here is my second CASE of her card:

This week I went with the bow, pink and red flowers. I have also scored the card but no matter how many times I photographed it I couldn't get my score line to show.
Here is Kylie's card:

Isn't it gorgeous! I know you will have lots of ideas and if you need some more take a look at what our Guest Designer Sarah and the DT have made here.

Go on, take some TIME OUT and get crafting x

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Uniko Release Day and Blog Hop

At last we are here with our Blog Hop!

I have chosen my 2 favourite cards to share with you today using our new stamps at Uniko Studio.

First off I have used I have used 'Beautiful blooms to create this:

The sentiment is from the Uniko Studio 'All occasions 1' set.

My second card uses our new 'Simply said Birthday set'

Here is the order of our blog hop:

Sandie-you are here.

Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning the ENTIRE release (If you win & have already purchased the release a full refund will be given. You have until midnight Wednesday 18th February to comment & the winner will be announced on the blog & Facebook on Thursday 19th February.

Don't forget to check the Uniko Studio blog over the next few days to see if you are a Mystery Prize Winner!

All the new products are available here on the website & AS IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY RELEASE if you order today & spend £15 or more it is FREE Worldwide Shipping. Simply use the code FREESHIPPING during checkout if your order qualifies. If you forget & you qualify I will refund your postage. 

The release is also available at The Paperlanein Northallerton and a selection of products are again available at The Stamp Attic

Happy Hopping x

I will enter these cards into:

CAS-ual Fridays-water colour
Happy Little Stampers-CAS and embossing
CAS on Sunday-flowers
STAMPlorations-CASEsplorations-new challenge where you can CASE one of the DT projects-I am CASEing Deepti here for my second card-watercolour and sentiment (think I may be more like this-am on a roll with this kind of card!)

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More #131

Hello my friends,

We have our Anything Goes Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. So you can let your creativity go wild!

I needed a Wedding card and have gone with the colours of the Bridesmaid's dresses:

The dresses are this exact green. I thought some silver embossing looked good with this colour. These 3 little hearts are all from this Uniko set. I finished off with giving the card some texture using the linen impression plate. I am pleased how this turned out as I found this colour quite a challenge for a Wedding card.

This  week are being sponsored by Sweet Pea Designs who have some amazing digis and they are offering 4 to our winner.

Once more our D.T have made some fabulous cards to inspire you. Check them out here

I will enter this into the CAS and embossing challenge at Happy Little Stampers
And Fusion-inspired by the metallic hearts in photo.
And Addicted to CAS-hugs and Kisses
AAA cards-love
STAMPlorations Feb Challenge-stamps and hearts

Then get stamping and enjoy!


Uniko Studio Simply Said Birthday

Time for our last Uniko Studio stamp set for our Feb release.

Today we have our 'Simply Said Birthday' set. 

Here is my card:

I really wanted to go CAS with this card and did worry it was too CAS! However I do love my linen embossing folder, enamel dots and coloured embossing powder so just went with these. Plus I thought it showed up how to use a sentiment set with out adding lots of over elements. I went with these colours so I could use this card for guys or girls.

Check out Uniko Studio to see this set and don't forget to visit all the DT sites and leave comments to be in for a chance of winning prizes.

Come back tomorrow for out blog hop

I will enter this into the CAS and embossing challenge at Happy Little Stampers


Monday 9 February 2015

Uniko Studio 'Beautiful Blooms'

Day 3 of our Uniko Studio release and today we have 'Beautiful Blooms' for you.

I have been embossing and water colouring again:

You can check out this set here plus all the ways you can win random prizes.

Tomorrow we have our last set to show you and then it is time for our blog hop!

I will enter this into:

CAS-ual Fridays-water colouring
Happy Little Stampers-CAS and embossing

Sunday 8 February 2015

Uniko Studio 'Classic Numbers'

I am back with our 'Classic Number' set from Uniko Studio.

When I was making the cards for this release I really was in the mood to water colour and emboss! I hope by the end of this release you are not fed up with seeing my attempts at this!

This card is for my nephews 18th:

Check out the set here and this is also where you will see all the places where you can add comments to win random prizes.

See you tomorrow for our next set!

I will enter this into:

CAS-ual Fridays-CAS and watercolouring
Happy Little Stampers-CAS and embossing

Saturday 7 February 2015

Uniko Studio Balloon Bash

It is day 1 of our new release at Uniko Studio and today to have our new set called 'Balloon Bash'

I decided to emboss my balloons and sentiment to create this card:

Here is the set

You can see it clearer by visiting the blog here

Plus don't forget there are random prizes to be won by leaving comments
on the Uniko Studio Blog, liking the Uniko Studio Facebook page, following on Twitter and Pinterest

I will enter this into the CAS embossing challenge at Happy Little Stampers

Come back tomorrow to check out our 2nd stamp set x

Friday 6 February 2015

Uniko Studio Sneak peek 2

I am here with our second sneak peek at new release for Uniko Studio's 3rd Birthday.

Here is our 3rd Sneak peek and one for all you flower lovers:

And our last sneak peek for all you sentiment lovers (like me!!)

And here is what is happening over the next few days:

Saturday to Tuesday-introductions to each set day by day. All the DT will have examples of how to use the stamps. Lots of inspiration guaranteed.

Wednesday 11th Feb-chance to see of the stamps and a DT blog hop with a chance to win the entire set.

See you tomorrow!

Thursday 5 February 2015

Uniko Studio Feb Release Sneak Peeks!

 Uniko Studio's is celebrating it's 3rd Birthday and what better way to have a party than release some new stamps!

This release is Birthday themed and over the next week here is what we are doing:

Today and tomorrow-sneak peeks.

Saturday to Tuesday-introductions to each set day by day. All the DT will have examples of how to use the stamps. Lots of inspiration guaranteed.
Wednesday 11th February you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds there will be  a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

Now, you won't want to miss out on any of the fun on our intro days as we will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes. We are not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Studio Blog, DT, liking the Uniko Studio Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

Wednesday 11th Feb-you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them here on the website! As tradition holds there will be  a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

Our first sneak peek is all about celebration!

And our second sneak old!!

Any ideas popping into your head yet??

Come back tomorrow for some more sneak peeks.

Time Out Challenge #24

Happy Friday Eve,

That must mean it is time for a new challenge at TIME OUT challenges.

For this challenge we are CASEing the very talented designer Kylie.
I know most of you will know Kylie as owner of Addicted to CAS and Addicted to Stamps and More and now she also designs watermarks and more. Check out the watermark on my card-designed by the lovely Kylie. As well as being super talented Kylie is a very dear friend and we were lucky enough to meet IRL last year when Kylie stayed with me in London.

Now for the card we are CASEing-just take a look at the card and then create your own card adding your own twist!

I am not really a tag person but I was really inspired by Kylie's sweet tag and the gorgeous pink colour. Here is my take:

I have used the stamp set Uniko Flower Power #2 and just added little enamel dots. This is not one of my favourite cards and I wish I could have done a better job at CASEing Kylie's card. However we can't always love what we create.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Sarah. Sarah makes the most wonderful CAS cards and she is always so encouraging to other crafters. I am sure many of you will have had a lovely and inspiring comment from Sarah on your blog. Check out her blog Sazzle Dazzle Crafts and be amazed!

Then pop over to TIME OUT challenges to see what our fabulous DT have created for you.

Then, you know what to do...take some TIME OUT and join in the fun!