31 October 2022

Uniko Introducing Stencil MOD Background Builder

Morning everyone, 

Today we are Introducing the Uniko MOD Background Builder stencil. This stencil is right up my street as I love this style. I used autumnal colours as it's looking very much like this in the UK at the moment and the colours are just so inspiring, also a perfect match to this stencil I thought. 

Don't forget to hop over the the Uniko blog to check out the beautiful creations by the rest of the Brand Ambassadors and leave some love! 

Much love

Steph x

30 October 2022

Uniko Nov 2022 Stencil Release Sneak Peeks

Morning All, 

Welcome to the exciting sneak peeks for the Uniko Nov 2022 stencil release. There is a lovely mix of Christmas and none Christmas stencils for you to feast your eye on. Just the sneak peeks today but come back tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday for the Introductions. Thursday sees the full release, Brand Ambassador blog hop and GIVEAWAY!

So here we go:

Hope that's got you excited to see more.

Much love

Steph x 

11 October 2022

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Christmas Stencils

Hello everyone, 

I hope October finds you well. I am here today with my Uniko Brand Ambassador post and I am still very much on the Christmas crafting wagon! I do think Christmas craft might be my favourite.

This month I have focussed on stencils because I think you can make cards pretty quickly with stencils (if you exclude the paste drying time!), you can usually get two cards out of one run of the stencil (A6 size cards) and they add interest without adding bulk for lower postage costs.

For my first two cards today I used the Uniko Christmas Folk Snowflake stencil and white stencil paste. 

Once the stencil paste had dried I cut down the panel to make two and adhered to the card bases. I started off with the Kraft card but I definitely prefer the one mounted onto a red card base. To this, I added a heat embossed sentiment from the Uniko Festive Sentiments stamp set which I fussy cut, mounted onto velum and fussy cut again.

My next cards use the Uniko In The Forest stencil, one with white stencil paste and one with glitter stencil paste.

As the stencils are detailed and the focal point on the card I didn’t want to add anything more than a simple sentiment, again from the Uniko Festive Sentiments stamp set and also heat embossed, fussy cut and layered onto velum.

I hope these designs have given you some ideas for quick Christmas cards and ignite your passion for stencils! 

Much love

Steph x

5 October 2022

The Male Room Challenge #167

Good morning all, 

I hope this morning finds you well? This month at The Male Room challenge we have a theme of CAS or Clean and Simple:

Now then, this is right up my street!! I really enjoy CAS crafting so the challenge for me was about what images to use. As I was looking around the craft paraphernalia (great word!), I noticed some images I had stamped but not yet coloured or fussy cut. So, those were the ones that ended up on my card.

These lovely trolls are from a stamp set by Clearly Besotted called Good To Be Bad. I already had them stamped so I set about colouring them with alcohol markers and then fussy cut them out. To keep the card simple I added a small amount of ink blending to the bottom left corner followed by a sentiment from the same set stamped over to the right. To this I adhered the image and the card was done. Perfect for a young boy's birthday I thought. 

Hopefully you have been inspired to join in and take up the CAS challenge. Maybe you could use some of your ready created stash for inspiration as I did? Or pop over to The Male Room blog and check out the oodles of wonderful talent on display by our Design Team. 

Much love

Steph x