15 November 2023

Papercraft Challenges #100 - Happy Birthday

Good morning! 

Welcome to Papercraft Challenges #100 for which we have the theme ‘Happy Birthday’.

I’m not lucky enough to know anyone who is about to turn 100 but nevertheless a 100th birthday card is the most appropriate make for this, our 100th challenge! 

For this card I have dry embossed a piece of cream card slightly smaller than the cream card base. Following this I die cut the numbers from pink and cream card using Spellbinders Stitched Numbers dies and sewed them with green and pink thread. I also die cut small flowers from pink and green card and placed around the embossed panel. 

Please join in the fun at Papercraft Challenges and you could win a surprise gift from our sponsor Little Crafts.

Much love
Steph x

14 November 2023

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Holly


Welcome to my Nov Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration post and this month I wanted to focus on Holly.

My first card uses Uniko Framed Holly stamp set and Uniko Most Wonderful stamp set for the sentiment.

I stamped the large frame stamp using very light ink and drew over the lines with an alcohol marker, colouring in the leaves as I went. I have coloured the background in light grey and added Wink of Stella all over for sparkle. I used the extra stamps in the set to stamp individual holly leaves, fussy cut and adhered these to the card front using foam pads. 

My second card uses Uniko Snowflake Serenade stamp set and inked it in light blue. I then used alcohol markers to draw in the holly and berries. The sentiment for this card is from Uniko Christmas Sentiments stamp set. Again I added some Wink of Stella to the holly leaves for sparkle. 

Finally I have used the holly stamps from the Uniko Winter Foliage stamp set and Uniko Festive Sentiments stamp set for the lovely large sentiment. I have added snowflakes from the Uniko Stunning Snowflakes stamp set and used the Wink of Stella on these. 

How are you all getting along with your Christmas crafting? The final card here today is very quick and easy to make if you need to get a few cards done in a short amount of time. 

Much love
Steph x

1 November 2023

The Male Room Challenge #180 - Feathers

Good morning all, 

Welcome to this month's challenge at The Male Room where we are looking for your masculine cards featuring Feathers.

I have some lovely feather stamps which I decided to stamp in green, blue and orange before fussy cutting. To add a masculine feel to the card I stamped a wood effect background in the same colours and used some rope / twine instead of ribbon across the bottom of the card front. 

If you wish to join in the fun you can do so at The Male Room Challenge #180 and also check out the other Design Team members fantastic makes at the same time. 

Much love

Steph x