10 Minute Craft Dash #30 - Uniko Sponsored

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Exciting news! Uniko Studio is sponsoring the 10 Minute Craft Dash over on Paulina's blog, Pretty Pink Posh! The colors for challenge #30 are just FAB, so I encourage you to visit the blog and check out the creations that the design team has created to inspire you to play along! :) Many of the Uniko Studio design team are also participating. There is a £15 Gift Certificate to the Uniko Studio online store up for grabs, so that's great motivation to join in, don't you think?!

This is my first time participating in this challenge. To be honest, I am THE SLOWEST card maker EVER!! So, it's very intimidating to do a challenge like this. But, I had an idea in mind, and it came together so well! I am REALLY loving this card.

I knew a one layer card would be the best option, haha. I started off by stamping the bottom row of circles, and worked my way up. After I was done stamping, I felt it still needed something, and there were a couple minutes left, so I added two gold sequins.

Phew! I made it under 10 minutes, thank goodness! :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. Have a great one!

Stamps: Uniko Studio Beautiful Blooms I, All Occasion Sentiments #1, Round in Circles
Cardstock: PTI - White;
Ink: SU - Night of Navy, Rose Red, So Saffron
Other: Sequins

Uniko Studio Challenge #5

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hello all! Uniko Studio's Challenge #5 is now taking place over on the Uniko Studio blog! This month's challenge theme is Christmas or Winter Holiday, with Sparkles!! ;)

I had to use some of the NEWLY released Christmas stamps for this challenge! The card base is PTI Soft Stone. I stamped MERRY & BRIGHT on a white cardstock panel. Below, I added a strip of red stars, then silver xmas trees, then another strip of light blue stars. The stars have Stickles added to each one. The panel is adhered to a light blue piece of cardstock, some Soft Stone ribbon added, then I attached it to the card base with foam tape. For a final finishing touch, I added some silver Stickles to the edge of the blue cardstock. This just makes it totally POP and SPARKLE! LOVE IT! :)

What do you think?! Feedback is always welcomed ;) I really appreciate you coming by for a visit!!

You've got plenty of time to enter your project. December 14th is the deadline.

The Prizes:
  • A £10 Gift Certificate to the Winner & a Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight

Stamps: Uniko Studio - All Occasion Sentiments #4, Background Builders: Christmas
Cardstock: PTI - Soft Stone, White; SU - Bashful Blue
Ink: SU - Real Red, Bashful Blue; Tsukineko Brilliance - Starlite Silver
Other: PTI - Soft Stone Satin Ribbon; Stickles: Xmas Red, Baby Blue, Silver, Foam Tape

Papertrey Ink MIM #140

Sunday, November 17, 2013

This week's Papertrey Make it Monday is Ink Pad designs. I have several different brands of ink pads in my collection, and I combined them to create this masculine CAS birthday card.

Thanks for taking a look!

Stamps: PTI - Happy Birthday Mini
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Basic Black
Ink: PTI - Classic Kraft; Stampin' Up! - Cranberry Crisp, Baja Breeze; TH Distress - Faded Jeans, Pumice Stone
Other: PTI buttons; Black Embossing Powder; Foam Tape

Winner of the Uniko Chevron Stamp Set...

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thank you to all of you who left me such awesome comments on the Uniko Studio revisited blog hop! It's so fun to read your thoughts and opinions ;)

As promised, I'm here to announce the winner of the Background Builders: Chevrons stamp set! Via Random.org, the winner is......

#1....which is Gillian R. who wrote "Fab bright fun card. Love the colour combo". CONGRATS Gillian!! Please send an email to Beverley at beverley@unikostudio.com to claim your prize!

Uniko Studio *Favorite* Revisited Blog Hop

Monday, November 11, 2013

Welcome to the Uniko Studio November Revisited Blog Hop! If you are following along in order, then you should have arrived here from Gayatri's blog. If not, feel free to head over to the Uniko blog to start from the beginning!

This month, Beverley asked all the design team members to choose their FAVORITE Uniko stamp or die set to feature on their blog. It was a tough choice (because there are so many Fabulous ones!), but I ultimately decided on Background Builders: Chevrons. Make sure to read through the end of this post for details on how you can win the stamp set!!

My hubby's birthday is coming up, so I thought it was appropriate to make a birthday card. I stamped 3 of the chevrons in 3 colors creating a repeating pattern for the "present". It is adhered to a dark blue panel and attached to the base with foam tape. The bow is from the Label Love: Birthday stamp set. The stars are taken from the All Occasion Sentiments #2 set...from the word "Awesome", fussy cut and adhered with foam tape.

One of my favorite parts of this card is the stamped background pattern on the card base. I used the same 3 ink colors as the present, and carefully and randomly stamped the "HAPPY" and the "BIRTHDAY" to create the look of patterned paper. I felt that it was a little too bold, so to soften the look of it, I cut a piece of vellum the same size as the cardstock base and adhered it with vellum tape. I really love the way it looks ;) What do you think?!

I'm so glad you came by to check out my creation. You will DEFINITELY want to continue the hop to see the design team's awesome work! Beverley is extremely generous this month and will be giving away one of EACH of the DT favorites...so that totals TEN winners! How incredible is that?!?! All you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the blogs below by Thurs, Nov 14th. The winner for the Background Builders: Chevron stamp set will be announced here on my blog on Friday, Nov 15th (the winners for the other prizes will also be announced on their respective blogs). HAPPY HOPPING!! Your next stop is Ren-Yi.

Nicki - That's Me!!
Stamps: Uniko Studio Background Builders: Chevrons, All Occasion Sentiments #2, Label Love: Birthday
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - Brilliant Blue
Ink: SU - Bashful Blue; PTI - Orange Zest; TH Distress - Faded Jeans
Other: Vellum, Foam Tape

Uniko Studio Design Team Inspiration...

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hey all! Today I have a Design Team Inspiration post over on the Uniko Studio blog, so be sure to check it out....