Honey Bee Stamps - Mother's Day

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Greetings crafty friends! I don't know about you, but it sure seems like Mother's Day is sneaking up on us! I can't believe it's right around the corner. I knew I had to get going on some Mother's Day cards, so that's what I'm sharing with you today!

I've created this CAS one layer card using Honey Bee Stamps Happy Everything, Country Wreath, and Hand Lettered Alpha - all of these are new sets and available to purchase in the shop! I started by stamping the sentiment using the fabulous MISTI tool. Then, I lightly drew a curved line with a pencil as a guide for the flowers and leaves. After stamping all the flowers, leaves, and accents in grey ink to match the sentiment, I used distress markers to color them in. Some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finishes it off!

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you have a fabulous rest of your week!

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New Honey Bee Stamp Sets Now Available!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Saturday everyone! Just popping in today to share one card that I forgot to post last week, and to also share the news that the 4 Brand New Honey Bee Stamp Sets are NOW AVAILABLE to purchase in the Honey Bee Shop!!! I hope you were able to participate in the blog hop throughout the week to see some amazing projects using the new sets! It definitely was a fun week ;) Below you can see the 4 new sets!

This card uses the new Camera Love stamp set. The theme of this one is photography, something I know all of you scrapbookers out there LOVE! This set is super cute, with several different sketched camera images and lots of photography related words. (Honey Bee Stamps collaborated on this stamp set with Melissa Goble designs.  Melissa was chosen to draw the cameras and images for this stamp set. Aren’t they cute!)

My card is pretty clean and simple. I started by ink blending the bottom of the card base with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink and a foam blender. On separate pieces of card stock, I ink blended the orange/yellow background (Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade), and the pink background (Picked Raspberry). Then I stamped the camera images in Archival Black ink on top of the blended backgrounds and fussy cut them. Before adhering the cameras to the card base, I used the long rectangular dashed line and created a little pattern over the pistachio background, and also stamped the live laugh love sentiment. A variety of hearts were stamped on the card base for that extra special detail!

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Honey Bee Stamps - Bless You

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hello there crafty friends! I hope you’ve been enjoying this fun week celebrating the Honey Bee 1st Birthday! Make sure to hop along and leave comments on the DT blogs for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Today I’m sharing a card that uses stamps from two new sets that are being revealed this week, Bless Your Heart and Country Wreath. The flowers were first heat embossed with gold embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I water colored them with Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Abandoned Coral. I fussy cut each one and layered them on the card base. The textured stripes on the bottom of the card were dry embossed with an embossing folder, then a piece of twine wrapped around it then adhered to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great rest of your week! Happy crafting :)

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Honey Bee Stamps 1st Birthday Blog Hop

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hi and welcome to Honey Bee Stamps 1st Birthday Blog Hop!!! Thanks for joining us on our week long birthday celebration! Today the designers are featuring the brand new stamp set “Happy Everything” with a sweet little kit put together by designer Lisa Cisneros. We have lots planned for you this week and of course lots of prizes! Just leave a comment on our designer’s blogs along your hop for your chance to win!

You should have arrived here from Kimberly's Blog, but if not, click here to start at the beginning!

I used two new sets being released this week, Happy Everything and Country Wreath, as well as some contents of the kit you see in the photo above that 2 lucky blog hop commenters will win! YAY!

The sentiment is stamped directly on the patterned paper circle, and then I accented it with the stars from the Country Wreath set. Using some of the white die cut embellishments from the kit, I inked up a few stars with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, and the little banner tag with Mustard Seed Distress Ink to match the patterned paper and acetate. I love this color combination!

I hope I brought some inspiration to you today and that you're enjoying the hop! Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop is Holly. Don't forget to leave a comment before you go!

Uniko April Release & Blog Hop!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Good morning!

It's that time again for another NEW RELEASE from UNIKO!! There are 2 BRAND NEW stamp sets being released today, and they are AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE on the Uniko website! YAY!

So let's get started by revealing the 2 new additions to the Uniko line up...

This first set explains itself really, it is a fun cupcake building set suitable for all those occasions which are worth celebrating with cake! 

Next up we have a FUN on trend flower building mini clear stamp set...

Fun Flowers £4.00 - £4.95 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

This set is what the title of it says, FUN! With the popularity of 'doodle' styled images and colouring books, this set provides the images to achieve those things on your creations AND so much more.

I have a fun one layer card to share. Lately I've been loving the bold look of distress inks and markers, so I decided to start by blending 4 different distress inks over part of the card base. Then, I stamped the flowers in black over most of the blended color so it showed through the images. LOVE that look! The sentiment is also stamped in black. The end result completely reminds me of a Retro 80's theme, right?! Or wait, is it 70's?? Not sure, but I definitely didn't have that in mind as I was creating!!

As tradition holds, we have our release day blog hop, simply visit & comment along the hop by midnight BST Sunday, April 17th, 2016 for your chance to win the ENTIRE Release AND a £10 eGift Certificate to spend in store! If you have already purchased any or all of the release, a refund will be given.

Both the new products are available HERE now to purchase. Bev at Uniko has increased the stock levels this month, so fingers crossed no one will miss out.

So, let's see what the rest of the Design Team have created...

Nicki  ----> THAT'S ME!
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Fun Flowers
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White

Ink: Ranger Archival Black; Tim Holtz Distress - Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves

Uniko - Introducing Fun Flowers

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hello! Today I'm sharing my first project using Uniko's new stamp set called "Fun Flowers". Beginning April 11th, 2016, you will be able to purchase this set HERE along with one other new set being released this month!

In case you missed it a few days ago, here is the Sneak Peek photo of the stamp set.

I'm loving this card! The flower was stamped onto a piece of watercolor card stock, then colored in with Tim Holtz Distress Markers and watercolored. Once dry, I fussy cut it. The black leaves were stamped on a separate sheet of card stock and fussy cut as well. The sentiment was stamped directly on the card base in a rich black ink. I used a corner rounder punch on the bottom right edge of the card for a tad more detail!

I hope you've enjoyed my CAS card today! Be sure to check over on the UNIKO BLOG for inspiration from Bev and the other design team members!! Stop back here tomorrow for the big release day!

Uniko - Introducing Celebrate with Cake

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Hello and good morning! Today I'm sharing my first project using Uniko's new stamp set called "Celebrate with Cake". Beginning April 11th, 2016, you will be able to purchase this set HERE along with one other new set being released this month!

In case you missed it yesterday, here is the Sneak Peek photo of the stamp set.

My card is super sweet and super simple! The background pattern was created using a light ink and I stamped the cupcakes randomly to cover the card base. Then all the light blue stars were stamped.

I die cut a circle from white card stock. The cupcake and stars were stamped in the center and then adhered to the card base with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment was stamped right underneath the circle.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Tomorrow is another Introducing post, and then Monday is the full reveal and release day! Be sure to check over on the UNIKO BLOG for inspiration from Bev and the other design team members!!

Uniko April Release Sneak Peeks

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing two sneak peeks of the new stamp sets that Uniko is releasing on April 11, 2016!

This first sneak peek will be not be hard to guess for those who saw Uniko's recent publication in Simply Cards & Papercrafts which Beverley from Uniko shared HERE. She has tweaked and expanded the digital stamp to create a yummy mini clear stamp set ;)

Next up is a FUN flower building set with a 'nod' towards the doodle trend. This mini set has SO many possibilities and lends itself to a number of techniques. It is also fun to color too ;)

Below I have outlined the release schedule...

Sneak Peeks Today 8th April,  these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing... 9th  - 10th April - Here you'll get to see the soon to be released products in action. Bev and the Uniko Design Team will be showcasing the sets to show you their potential.

Release Day! Monday 11th April 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds there will be a Uniko Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the release & a £10 eGift Certificate.

Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)

Honey Bee Stamps - Another Sneak Peek!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hello there! I'm here today with a one-layer card using a few of the new Honey Bee stamp sets that will be released in just a couple weeks!!

I started by die cutting a circle out of masking paper. After attaching that to the card base, I blended two distress inks, Evergreen Bough and Shaded Lilac, to create the solid circle as the background for the other elements.

The masking paper was removed and then I used the MISTI tool to line up the “you are such a blessing” sentiment exactly where I wanted it. Then, I added some leaves and accents around the edge of the circle. A handful of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins were added for the finishing touch!

So glad you stopped by today!

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