Sunday, 30 September 2012

Spooky Green!

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This weekend has gone WAY too fast :( and I didn't get half as much done as I'd hoped to but I have 2 whole days to myself as my hunny goes to London on a business trip. Half of me wishes I was going to for some retail therapy but on the other hand I'm looking forward to the house & Studio to myself! 

I'm in the process of reorganising The Studio so it works better & I'm taking advantage of the loft space for the stuff I NEED but don't always need on hand! I will share some pictures of The Studio once I'm complete! 

So, with all the DIY in the house and Studio organising I haven't had much time to create projects :( I did manage to squeeze in time to make this lil hybrid card...




I used another of the Super FREE Saturday BOO! papers for my card in this Spooky Green colour (SU! Lucky Limeade). One lil feature on the 4 papers contained in this collection is that in the top left hand corner of each of the papers is this spider web and spider to add a little interest and also for those who are not keen on digital stamps. 

All I did was simply print the patterned paper which comes as a JPG file and cut the corner of the paper to fit my card. Simples! I printed the 'Happy Halloween' sentiment which is from the EEK! digital stamp collection and used a SU! punch to cut it out. A final bit of Prisma Glitter was added to the spider and I was done.




I used the current iSpy sketch HERE and seen below for the LO of my card.




Well, that's all from me today, I will be back again tomorrow with more cards to share :) Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs

Supplies
Card Stock: SU! Basic Black & Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Super FREE Saturday BOO! digital download, EEK! digital stamp collection, SU! Punch & Hero Arts Prisma Glitter.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

BOO! It's Super FREE Saturday!

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Happy Weekend & Happy Super FREE Saturday! Yep, thats right it's time for the second Super FREE Saturday digital collection, it's available HERE on the website.

So lets get straight to it...




Boo! is a graphic Halloween/Autumn collection featuring 4 paper designs and 4 images both in a brush & PNG format. The colours like all my digital collections coordinate with Stampin' Up! The SU! colours in this collection are Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant & Basic Grey.

This collection has SO many possibilities & coordinates perfectly with the previously released EEK! digital download collection available HERE. Plus the Halloween digital paper collections HERE and HERE.

How about a card...



I decided to make a square card 14 x 14 cm and used the current Freshly Made Sketch challenge sketch HERE and seen below for the layout of my card. Now, I wanted to tell you a little bit about the size of this 'Scary Boo! Pumpkin tag/label and so that's why I chose this image for my card from the collection. 




Up to now all the round images either in the Uniko Studio Clear Stamp Sets or digital collections coordinate with a 1 3/4" circle punch. This tag in this collection is set at the right size to coordinate with a 2 1/2" circle punch or die. 

On my card I have cut the image out by hand and layered it onto the PTI Limitless Layers 2 1/2" circle die and scallop die. If I had punched my printed image out with a 2 1/2" circle punch there would be a white border and I would have only matted it to the scallop circle for my card. So, basically my card shows the options available for this image! 

Here's a close up...





This card also fits perfectly into the current DYSU challenge which is to use Scallops, check the challenge out HERE.

I'd love to see what you all create using this freebie collection so just add your link in the tool below & I'll pop by to see it & leave a comment :) 



Have fun & enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll be back again tomorrow with more to share with this collection. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs

Friday, 28 September 2012

Lil' Cards

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Happy Friday! Well, we're slowly drying out here after all the rain we've had in the last few days and I'm hoping for a little Autumn sunshine today! Anyway, I've a lil 10.5 cm x 10.5 cm card to share with you today using an Autumn colour combo...




I used the current Play Date Cafe challenge colours HERE and seen below for my card and of course the Wonderful Washi stamp set! It doesn't seem to make it off my desk before it's inked again! Lol!




I kind of cheated and used two neutrals, I couldn't help it it just happened! I managed to use some old supplies on this card too - brads! Not something you see on cards these days. Here's a lil close up...




That's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow though with the next instalment of Super FREE Saturday, so be sure to pop on by! 
Hugs

Supplies
Card Stock: WPlus9 White, PTI Smokey Shadow & Scarlet Jewel SU! Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: Uniko Studio Wonderful Washi & FONTiments - Birthday
Accessories: Brads, Foam Adhesive

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Shades of Green

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Nearly back on schedule with posts! Today I used the current Dynamic Duos colour challenge for this card seen HERE and below...




Not my usual colour 'Green', but these 2 greens together with a pop of white turned out well & I'm pleased with this combination of stamps too! 




I used the smaller solid & outline leaf from Pure Floral: Gerbera and Label Love: Thank you with the Friend sentiment from Time. Below is a close up...




So that's all from me today, I'm feeling a bit better today so there are a few jobs and things to catch up on before the weekend! Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Supplies:
Card Stock: SU! Certainly Celery & Always Artichoke
Ink: SU! Certainly Celery & Always Artichoke
Stamps: Uniko Studio Pure Florals: Gerbera, Label Love: Thank you, Time
Accessories: SU! 1 3/4" Circle Punch, PTI Limitless Layers Dies, Foam Adhesive & Rhinestones

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Kraft & White

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Sorry for the late post today, I've been feeling a little under the weather today and I didn't get round to photographing my card for today until this evening. Keeping it short & sweet tonight here's my card...




Kraft & White another great combination! Here is a little close up of the detail...




It's hard to capture the subtle sparkle in a photo, but the little background circles are stamped in Versamark Frost.

I'll be back again tomorrow with more to share, until then thank you for stopping by.
Hugs

Supplies
Card Stock: PTI Kraft, WPlus9 White
Ink: Versamark Frost, PTI Fine Linen
Stamps: Uniko Studio Label Love: Thank you
Accessories: White Gel Pen, PTI Fine Linen Button, Limitless Layers Dies. Linen Thread

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Playtime...

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Well, there is a few good things that come with the wet & windy weather and that is hot chocolate & plenty of crafting time! Yep, it's still raining here and so I'll be making the most of designing and inky time in The Studio! 

Yesterday, I made this super simple card...




This card uses another FAB combination - Doilies & Wonderful Washi! I can see me using Wonderful Washi a lot on my projects for the foreseeable future as it is such a versatile stamp set, even if I do say so myself! 

I used the current Retro Sketch HERE and seen below for my card layout and the current Play Date Cafe colours HERE and seen below for the colour combination.






Here's a little close up of the card...




That's all from me today, I'll be back again tomorrow with more to share. There is still a bit more time left for you to send in your Design Team Call applications! 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs

Supplies.
Card Stock: WPlus9 White
Ink: SU! Real Red, Espresso & More Mustard
Stamps: Uniko Studio Decorative Doilies - The Hands of Time, Wonderful Washi & FONTiments - Birthday
Accessories: Rhinestone

Monday, 24 September 2012

Brighter Days...

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Happy Monday, I hope your week has got off to a good start. It's a wet & windy day here and Autumn has definitely arrived, so I thought I'd brighten the day up with a BRIGHT Butterflies card...




I was inspired by the current CASE Study challenge HERE & below for my card layout and design. When I saw Torico's card I immediately thought of the striped paper contained in the BRIGHT Butterflies Additions digital kit HERE and paired it with 3 of the butterfly stamps available in the kit. The sentiment banner is from the BRIGHT Butterflies Super FREE Saturday kit HERE.




A super simple hybrid card to BRIGHTEN up someones day! I hope today's card has added some cheer to your day?! 




Before I go for today, just a quick reminder that the Uniko Studio Design Team Call closes tomorrow, all the info is available HERE and via the link at the top of the page. Thank you to everyone who has applied for the call already.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs
Supplies
Card Stock: WPlus9 White, SU! Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Uniko Studio BRIGHT Butterflies Super FREE Saturday & Additions. PTI Scallop Border Die & Rhinestones.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A Good Recipe...

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I hope your all having a good weekend, mine has been full of DIY mainly painting but it's coming along nicely. I did manage to squeeze in a little bit of inky time to make this card...




Yep, I still can't resist using Wonderful Washi! This time though I paired it with the pocket watch image from Time. I used the current 'Less is More' challenge HERE which is a recipe challenge to use 3 of their previous challenges.

The 3 challenges I incorporated in my card are: Week 7 Masculine, Week 35 Colour of My Eyes (Green) and Week 78 Sketch.

The layout of my card is very similar to yesterdays card, I couldn't resist adding the little pennants along the bottom of the panel! I stamped the larger Washi stamp to kind of frame the pocket watch & I'm pleased how this card turned out. 

Here's another view...




Well, that's all from me today as I'm feeling a little tired after all the painting! I also want to have a quick play with these that arrived today...




The scrumptious Copic Sketch 25th Anniversary Limited Edition markers! Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Supplies
Card Stock: WPlus9 White, SU! Lucky Limeade
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, SU! Lucky Limeade
Stamps: Uniko Studio Time & Wonderful Washi

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Mini Pennant Flags!

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Happy Weekend to you all. I hope you have a goodie & find some inky time, I hope to find a bit in amongst some DIY, fingers crossed.

I have a card to share with you that came about from supplies already on my desk left over from my project HERE. I'm really loving this colour combination and mix of the 2 NEW stamp sets from Uniko Studio (even if I do say so myself!) I will try to show you some other projects using the other NEW products released soon ;) 

Anyway, here is todays card...




It just so happens that this card fits the bill for the current challenge over on Do You Stack Up (DYSU) HERE. Their current challenges is to use banners, flags, pennants or tags on your project. These little beauties from Wonderful Washi go hand in had with this challenge along with the larger Washi stamps! 




I had to pair it with a label and sentiment from Love Labels: Thank you for good measure! 




That's all from me today, but I'll be back again tomorrow with more to share, until then 'Thank you So Much' for stopping by.
Hugs

Supplies
Card Stock: PTI Kraft, SU! Real Red, WPlus9 White
Ink: SU! Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Wonderful Washi & Label Love: Thank You
Accessories: PTI Dies, SU! 1 3/4" Circle Punch & Foam Adhesive

Friday, 21 September 2012

#3

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TGI Friday! I'm so glad it's the weekend, it's been a busy week here in The Studio and I'm ready for some time with my man! Anyway, I have a trio of CAS cards to share with you today which started from the last Play Date Cafe colours HERE. Again, I was too late to enter them into the challenge but thought I'd still share them with you...




A super simple design using one stamp & three colours! Below are photos of each individual card...








Another little gift ensemble to package & give as a little Thank You to some one. Well, that's all from me today but I will be back again tomorrow with more projects to share! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Supplies:

Card Stock: WPlus9 White, PTI Aqua Mist & Berry Sorbet, SU! Perfect Plum 
Ink: SU! Pool Party & Perfect Plum. PTI Berry Sorbet
Stamps: Uniko Studio Label Love: Thank you
Accessories: PTI Satin Ribbon in Fresh Snow, Plum Pudding, Berry Sorbet & Aqua Mist, Foam Adhesive & Corner Chomper.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Be Still My Beating Heart...

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My heart goes a little faster occasionally when I'm creating, especially if a challenge sparks the perfect combinations of colours and stamps, today's little project was one of them moments...




This ensemble above of a card & matching tag came about after seeing the last challenge at Do You Stack Up (DYSU) challenge HERE and seen below...




Kraft & Twine is a combination I haven't used for some time and the pop of red and white in the photo above sparked my creation! 




I started with the card and began by stamping the chevron Washi stamp from Wonderful Washi on a piece of white CS so that the design went over the edges of the CS. I then mounted it onto some Real Red CS before adhering to my Kraft card base. 

I then created the 'Thank You' label using stamps from Label Love: Thank you and adhered it to the PTI die cut with foam adhesive. Before I adhered it to the card with more foam adhesive I wrapped some linen thread around the centre of the chevron 3 times. Here's a close up of the detail...




I thoroughly enjoyed making this CAS card that I had to go on and make the matching tag! It's been ages since I've made a matching tag too! 




The process of making the card was the same as the card except for making the chevron stripe smaller in width. Though I missed the deadline for the challenge it really sparked my creative juices!

That's all from me today. I'll be back again tomorrow with a trio of CAS cards to share, until then, thanks for stopping by.
Hugs



Supplies

Card Stock: PTI Kraft, WPlus9 White, SU! Real Red
Ink: SU! Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Wonderful Washi & Label Love: Thank You
Accessories: PTI Dies, Foam Adhesive & Linen Thread.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

EEK!

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Happy Wednesday! How's your week going? Good I hope, I can't believe how quickly mine is going! I'm getting into the spirit of Halloween today inspired by all the party stuff and costumes in the shops. Every year there seems to be more and more so it's obviously getting more popular here in the UK. So with that in mind I created a couple of cards for the occasion...




For this first card I used the NEW EEK! Digital Downloadable stamp collection available from the Uniko Studio website HERE.

Instructions:

1. Create a blank document in Adobe Photoshop that was 8.5 x 14 cm. 
2. Load EEK! brushes into Photoshop
3. Select the spiderweb brush and make it slightly lager and stamp it in the upper right hand corner.
4. Select the spider brush and stamp it in the lower left of the document.
5. Using the marque tool select the spider and edit transform to turn it 180 degrees.
6. Using the line tool draw a dashed line from the web to the spider.
7. Chose the 'Happy Halloween' sentiment brush and enlarge and stamp in the lower centre of the document.
8. Print document and trim to adhere to card base.

Before I adhered the digital panel to my card base I used the blank mini banner stamp from Wonderful Washi & stamped it onto a paper printed from Eclectic Mix Halloween and cut it out. I also stamped the hexagon mini banner onto Lucky Limeade CS and cut it out. 

This card fits into the current CAS-ual Friday's challenge HERE which is to use black, white & a colour of your choice. I chose Lucky Limeade from SU! as my colour choice.

The next card I have to share with you today uses EEK! Along with Eclectic Mix Halloween and Classics Halloween...




A super simple card LO using the circle Trick or Treat label brush from the EEK! digital stamp collection. If you use the circle brushes at the size they are when you load them they will coordinate with a 1 3/4" circle punch when you print them out! 

I'm looking forward to using this digital stamp collection along with the paper collections to create some treat boxes and Halloween decorations. I will share them with you when I've had time to play!

That's all from me today, I'll be back again tomorrow with more projects to share using NEW goodies recently released at Uniko Studio. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs

Supplies:

Happy Halloween
Card Stock: SU! Lucky Limeade
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Wonderful Washi
Accessories: Uniko Studio EEK! Digital Stamp Collection, Eclectic Mix Halloween Digital Paper Collection, PTI Button, Embroidery Floss.

Trick or Treat
Card Stock: SU! Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black
Accessories: Uniko Studio EEK! Digital Stamp Collection, Eclectic Mix Halloween Digital Paper Collection, Uniko Studio Classics Halloween Digital Paper Collection, SU! Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon & Circle Punch, PTI Dies