20 June 2023

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Originally Organic

Morning all, 

For this month’s Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration post I wanted to use something with a matching die so I chose Uniko Originally Organic stamp and die bundle

The main stamp in the set is so beautifully intricate and I thought it would be nice to team it with contrasting backgrounds using Uniko Background Blocks Diagonal Stripes, Horizontal Stripe and Rays

For each card I stamped, coloured and die cut the Originally Organic image and on a different piece of card I stamped the background block. I die cut the Originally Organic flourish from the background block and inlaid the coloured image before adding a sentiment. 

All three work really well with the background blocks. I think the last one is my favourite. 

While I was clearing up my desk I then realised that the ‘waste’ pieces cut from the backgrounds above looked really cool so I stamped them with the Originally Organic flourish. I didn’t feel the need to colour them as the had the colour from the BB stamp. I kept these cards very CAS, and happily made another three very quick cards.

A very productive craft session and I’m pleased wi was able to make three more ‘bonus’ cards and not waste any papercraft bits!

Much love

Steph x

15 June 2023

Papercraft Challenges #95 - Girls, Girls, Girls


And welcome to this month's Papercraft Challenges challenge #95 where the theme is Girls, Girls, Girls.

So let us see your fantastic creations celebrating girls, of all ages, creeds, cultures. I come from a female heavy family and I too have to daughters myself so any chance to celebrate how great girls are is fine by me! 

This month's sponsor is Dr Digi 's House of Stamps and I have used their fabulous Alice digital image to create my card today. 

I teamed it with some stamps I had in my stash which were fitting for the Alice in Wonderland theme and layered all the elements onto a red base card.

I hope you will join in with this great challenge and help us celebrate us fabulous girls! Hop over to the Papercraft Challenges blog to check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the Design Team too. The winner of this month's challenge will get to choose two digital images from Dr Digi's House of Stamps.

Much love

Steph x

7 June 2023

The Male Room Challenge #175 - Shaker Cards

Morning all, 

Welcome to The Male Room Challenge #175 where we are looking for your masculine shaker cards. 

I don't often make shaker cards and I don't think I've made a masculine one before so I had a good look through my stash and spotted some bottle dies and created my card around those! 

I die cut the dark blue shaped panel and then die cut the bottle from the centre and the swirls from either side. I backed the aperture with acetate and edged with foam pads on the back. I die cut the bottle and elements from brown, red and gold card and add this to the Kraft card square before adding gold stars and gems and sealing these in with the blue panel. I die cut the rest of the elements from red card and added around the card front for interest. 

Looking forward to seeing your masculine shaker cards which you can join in with here. Check out The Male Room blog for more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design team. 

Much love
Steph x

2 June 2023

Uniko May / June Release Reveal, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Good morning, 

Welcome back. I hope you have been following to exciting Uniko Introductions this week. Here we have the full reveal, Brand Ambassador blog hop and GIVEAWAY. 

First up we have Uniko Flower Power #4 stencil (£4.25)

I ink blended through the stencil with distress oxides and stamped over this with various stamps from the Uniko Bee Happy stamp set.

Second up we have Uniko Bauhaus Blocks stamp set (£11.00)...

This is a very interesting stamp set and there's lots of options for mix and matching them.

Here I have kept the design simple by stamping the outline only and added colour by stencilling through the Uniko Squared stencil

Finally we have another fantastic layering stencil called Uniko Layering Bauhaus Blocks Builder stencil (£10.50)...

So many beautiful combinations to be found in the colours and composition of this stencil. 

Here I have teamed the stencil up with one of the stamps from the Bauhaus Blocks stamp set. 

Lots more fantastic creations over on the Uniko blog and if you join in the Brand Ambassador blog hop you could be in with a chance of wining the entire release! Just leave a lovely comment on each blog along the way. 

Steph - that's me!

Much love

Steph x

1 June 2023

Uniko May / June Release - Introducing Stencil Layering Bauhaus Blocks Builder

Hi all, 

Welcoming you to day three of the Uniko May / June release and today we are introducing Stencil Layering Bauhaus Blocks Builder. This is a set of three stencils which can be used alone or together to create some great effects. 

For my first card I used all three stencils and inked the whole image before cutting each square apart and adhered to the red panel using foam pads to raise every other square.

My second card uses three different shades of blue which also makes for an eye catching effect. I’m not the only Brand Ambassador that chose to show this stencil off in beautiful blues. Hop over to the Uniko blog tomorrow to see how Julie and I have managed to telepathically share ideas for this release once again! 😂

Don't hesitate to get over to the Uniko blog today to see the wonderful projects created by the Brand Ambassadors using this wonderful stencil set. And, join us tomorrow for the full product reveal and Brand Ambassador blog hop.

Much love

Steph x