Thursday, 11 February 2016

Uniko Studio birthday blog hop!

Just for you
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Happy Friday Eve! I'm back again today, joining in with Uniko Studio's 4th birthday celebrations (if you missed me joining in the fun yesterday, click here). 

Today there's a fun blog hop happening to celebrate not only Uniko Studio's 4th birthday but the February's release of fab stamp sets too. If you've popped across here from the blog then be sure to start out at the Uniko Studio blog. :)

Today's card features stamped images from the fab Limited Edition 2016 Birthday Freebie stamp set. Get your orders in quick and you may just find yourself with this lovely set in your inky mitts too! I stamped a solid image four times to create a frame, cut out the centre carefully with a craft knife and affixed a piece of patterned paper in the aperture with a heat-embossed sentiment. So simple!

I'm keeping it short and sweet today as there's vital hopping to be done and prizes to be won! I've had a blast partying along with Uniko Studio for their 4th birthday celebrations – thanks so much for inviting me on board!

Next on the blog hop list is another fellow Uniko Studio Design Team alumni member: the fabulous Taheerah! Happy hopping!

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Happy birthday, Uniko Studio!

Some bunny loves you
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Happy Wednesday! I'm popping in today as I've been kindly invited on board to join in Uniko Studio's 4th birthday celebrations and the February release. It's hard to believe that Uniko Studio is 4 already! I was on the original Design Team back way back in 2012 when Uniko Studio was starting out so I just couldn't say no to joining in the fun as part of the Design Team alumni. :)

Today it's introduction time and I'm joining in with introducing the adorable 'Some Bunny' stamp set. This mini set contains one cute bunny complete with accessories and mix and match sentiments. I couldn't resist taking some time to enjoy the good ol' fashioned paper-piecing technique with the bunny stamp.
tips and tricks
  • The mini stamps in the set can be used to customise the bunny or to create your own patterned panels as I've done on my card using the flower stamp. 
  • I had some space between the bunny and sentiment which I filled with the small heart stamp.  I like to fill this dead space as it's trapped and doesn't allow your eye to lead anywhere on the design. 
  • If you want to add a more detailed look to your paper-piecing, try stamping the image a few times and cutting out different sections from different images to avoid a uniform pattern on one large piece. 
Well that's all from me today but I'll be back tomorrow with another card to celebrate Uniko Studio's birthday. Until then, be sure to pop across the the Uniko Studio blog to check out more sneak peeks, links to more projects and the chance to win some prizes! :D

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Hey, cutie!

hey cutie
***I ran out of daylight to shoot this card! Fab photography kindly provided by Natalie Garforth***
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Happy Friday! It's just about the weekend and I'm kicking it off here on the blogeroo with a final project featuring new goodies from the Clearly Besotted February release. These fabulous new products are available to purchase from 10pm GMT tonight! :D

Today's card features no flowers (I bet you were expecting them if you've been here for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 of the sneak peeks, right?) but a real combination of the new stamp sets to create a fun little scene. I used the nest from the Nesting mini stamp set, the adorable sentiment and chick from Chirpy Chicks, and leaves from Round Roses. That's a lot of stamp sets for just one card LOL!

tips and tricks
  • The chick is an adorable image of one peeking from a basket of Easter eggs. I simply cut out the chick from the stamped image and popped it into the nest. Easy peasy! 
  • The leaves have been repeatedly stamped along the bottom to ground the nest and I sponged green ink over the top to avoid any large white areas showing through them.  
  • I love that I managed to use three different stamp sets on just one mini card. It's worth looking through your supplies to see what you can mix and match. Clearly Besotted stamps are cleverly designed in a way that they can be mixed and matched with ease. :) 
If you haven't popped across here from Stephanie's, then what are you still doing here?! Stephanie is sharing the full release which should give you plenty of time to pick your favourites before it all becomes available to purchase from 10pm tonight. The rest of the amazing Design Team are sharing their final projects today too and you'll find full links to them on Stephanie's post. :)

Thanks so much for visiting today and over the past few days. I hope you've enjoyed these sneak peeks and that you have a fabby weekend!

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