Sunday, 19 February 2017

Uniko Sneak Peak #2


Just popping by with a further quick sneak peak for this month's Uniko release....the sets we are teasing you with today are:


The fun starts with the introducing posts tomorrow so do stop by then.

Did you see that Uniko is also sponsoring the AAA Cards challenge this week which is about watercolouring?

You can see the card that I made for the challenge here.

See you again soon,

Sarah x

Uniko and AAA Cards


The Uniko birthday celebrations continue with the fab AAA Cards challenge today....Uniko is sponsoring the new challenge:

I decided to use the new free digital stamps that Bev has designed for this special birthday week:

I resized and printed this gorgeous heart and watercoloured it with Inktense pencils:

I added a sweet little sentiment from Always and Forever to create a mini tag.  The blooms on the heart really pop in the pink and aqua colour combo.

I hope you like it and play along at AAA to be in with a chance to win the prize from Uniko

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Uniko Sneak Peek #1


As part of Uniko's birthday celebrations we have a bumper release of fab stamps coming your way.  We will have sneak peaks today and tomorrow followed by some introducing posts through the week with the release on Saturday.

Today's sneak peaks are as follows:


AND that is not all!  Bev has also got another fab free digi image today:

Head over to the Uniko blog to download your copy.  I was running short on time this week to create something with the digi when I remembered my trusty minc machine.  I had to dust it off (literally) to bring it out to play.  Foiling images is such fun and these beautiful roses look fabulous in both gold and hot pink foil.  I had 3 cards made in no time at all:

I resized the images to fit my card, printed and foiled in hot pink.  The stripey washi tape and touches of black from the sequins add a touch of contrast. 

Photographing foiling is always tricky :)  However, I shall link up for a second time at Simon's Wednesday Challenge which is Fantastic Florals.

Next up I rotated the image to create a frame for the sentiment.  It is all gold foiled and matted on to mint card with a touch of mint with the heart.

Finally I gold foiled the image and popped it up over a strip of gold glitter tape.
This is a beautifully detailed digi and will look great coloured too.  It compliments the recently released organic blooms.  I am looking forward to having more of a play with it when I get the chance.
Do stop by for more sneak peaks tomorrow,
Sarah x

Less Is More #316


Happy weekend to you :)  Here we are again with another challenge over at Less Is More as our birthday month continues.  This week the theme is Alphabet. 

I have a few ideas to share with you:

I white embossed a fab alphabet background stamp from Hero Arts and die cut a heart.  I inked the heart in a range of distress ink blues.  The sentiment is also from Hero Arts and I thought it played on the alphabet theme too.
I was having so much fun with the alphabet background that I did the same thing and die cut a banner from it which is inked in Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.  Another Hero Arts sentiment completes the design.  I inked the various colours around a card base to tie in with the banner.

Finally, I created a Mother's Day card using a chipboard letter which I painted in white and then stamped with Altenew's Persian Motifs.  I watercoloured it on both the letter and the card base to create a camouflage look and used an Altenew Painted Butterfly to complete the design.  I stamped a few alphabet letters on to black card to complete the sentiment.  I think this looks really pretty!
I will link this card up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Fantastic Florals.
I could have carried on making alphabet inspired cards but ran out of time.  I hope you find time to play along with us this week.  We are sponsored by the fabulous Stamplorations this week which means that the lovely Shery Russ is our Guest Designer!
Thanks, as always, for stopping by :)
Sarah x

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Uniko and CASology


We are continuing to celebrate Uniko's 5th birthday this week by playing along with the challenge at CASology which Uniko is sponsoring.  The cue card this week is appropriately ROMANCE. 

And to add to the celebrations, Bev has produced a fab love inspired digital freebie which is just gorgeous:

There are 4 lovely hearts and the fab text too.  Head over to Uniko to get it :)

I was inspired to create with it:

I resized the text and printed it in grey and coloured the valentine heart in maroon/burgundy to match the card mat beneath.  I popped the heart up on foam to add a bit of dimension.

I love the different fonts on the text in the digital stamps so resized it and repeated it to create a patterned paper.  I then die cut a heart and layered up a smaller heart in the middle on red cardstock.  I inked around the edges with grey ink to give it additional definition.
I hope you like these romantic creations and play along at CASology.  Do check out the digital stamps from Uniko too :)
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Monday, 13 February 2017

Golden Buddha


I thought that I would share a recent make with you featuring a new stamp from Inkylicious....

I just think that it is such a striking image and looks great in gold.  I painted the box frame black and simply embossed the Buddha.  I painted the inside of the frame in gold to add to the richness of the design.

I also made a door hanger to match.  The leaves are from a palm stamp by Hero Arts.

I have listed these items in my Folksy shop.  I hope you like them :)
Thanks, Sarah x

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Cute Valentine


I have had a bit of crafty time this weekend and decided to get a valentine card made for my better half.  I don't often make cute cards so this is a bit of a different style.....


I just couldn't resist these cute MFT sheep stamps.  I watercoloured the sheep with Zig watercolour markers and added some wink of stella to the heart.  I die cut the 'ewe' from a new alphabet that I got from Sizzix and white embossed the rest of the sentiment.  I inked through a heart stencil in pinks and greys and die cut an angled panel in dark grey.

I shall link up at AAA Cards - Shape Your Love challenge and at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is Cute.

I hope you have had some crafty time this weekend and are preparing to be all loved up on Tuesday :)

See you again soon,

Sarah x