Saturday, February 24, 2018

Uniko Studios: Introducing Spring Botanicals Daffodil (Saturday, Feb. 2014)

Hello,

Sooo...did you enjoy yesterday's showcases of the new Uniko Studio birthday/celebration themed sets? You did? Excellent! Are you ready for Day 2? Fabulous! 

Today, lovely Bev, my fabulous team and I are showcasing Spring Botanicals Daffodil which, as you'll see, features a single lovely daffodil and several sweet sentiments. This set is open to so many techniques and approaches depending on your technique and design preferences. You'll see ever so many variations from the team that I know will speak to the artist in you...

I used a 'new to me' technique for my first card: distress ink bleaching (inspired by Svitlana's post here). My daffodil is much more defined/lighter in real life and has a subtle shimmer from the perfect pearlized water I used. My 'learning' for next time is to let the water sit for a bit longer before blotting...


From a pastel palette to full on vibrant for my next card. The CAS in me just 'had' to come out *grin* Background Blocks Horizontal Stripes and Simply Said Blocks (sentiment) joining the party...


That's all from me; I *may* have a couple more daffodils waiting in the wings...

A few more days of intros to come, before the BIG release and giveaway; details are at  the Uniko blog HERE. You'll also find links and peeks at the gorgeous stencil feature cards from the rest of the team. Do visit their places; not only will you be dazzled by their designs, but prizes are part of the mix, too!

Thank you for dropping by!  Hope to see you on Sunday...and Monday...and Tuesday...and, especially Wednesday...


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Friday, February 23, 2018

Coffee Butterflies...Inkspirational Challenge #155~Photo Inspiration

Hello,

Hope you're having a great weekend; hard to believe that the Olympics are coming to a finale! What will I watch now? How about nothing...I have cards to make *grin*

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #155~Photo Inspiration. Two of my favourite things featured here: hot, black coffee and butterflies...



We're fortunate to have Guest Designer, Lula, joining us for this challenge; her mixed media project is breath-taking!

My cards were inspired by sweet, talented Ksenija's post (Sweet Kobylkin) where she shares her 1 Stamp/3 Ways techniques and ideas. I didn't go so far as to make three cards or set a 'limiting condition' as she did but doing so is an exercise I aim to embark on very soon. Such clever ways to stretch stamps and fuel the creativity sparks.

Both cards feature my 'dab here/dab there' ink stamping (Memento Dewdrops) of one of the lovely images from Concord & 9th's Butterfly Beauties


Same stamp and colours here, with an overlay from Butterfly Card Dies and sentiment from All Year Long.


Please visit my teammates to see their fabulous interpretations and, if you have a moment, leave them some love...

Coffee, butterflies, colours, layout...what will inspire YOU? 
Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Allsorts Challenge #456~I Spy Something Beginning with *B* - Butterfly

Mod Squad Challenge~Animal Fun

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Floral Birthday Wishes...Just Us Girls Challenge #429~Photo Week

Hello,

February is just whooshing by and before we know it, Spring blooms will be making an appearance. Speaking of which...Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #429~Photo Week, where sweet Lisa has brought lovely flowers to spark inspiration.


Flowers in shakes of purple and yellow from me!  Altenew's Peony Bouquet has been in my collection for quite a while, but the dies recently made an appearance! Yayyyy...now I can arrange my flowers wherever I want, without the trickiness of masking. I love dies...


Once again, Tenia, from Jazzy Paper Designs, is joining us  as our February GD. She, along with my teammates, have some incredible inspiration happening, too; please drop by their places and leave them a comment to brighten their day: SueAngieVickiInaBobbyNancyLisaMaria.

Looking forward to seeing your photo-inspired cards/projects in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes



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Birthday Balloons...Introducing Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks: Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil (Friday, Feb. 23)

Hello,

After three days of the Uniko Studio 6th Birthday and February 2018 New Release sneak peeks, it's time for the celebration 'reveals' to take the stage! Let's get this party started!

Today, we're introducing a trio of birthday/celebration themed images: Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks: Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil (one of five newcomers).  As you'll see in the upcoming introduction days, these sets are delightfully versatile and will serve well for all kinds of special occasions.

I went full-on birthday with my card,  featuring Birthday Sentiments and Balloon Bash Stencil....



These balloons are tooooo much fun, all big and poufy! And how about those fabulous-font, bold sentiments! These pretty products make creating birthday cards a breeze!

You'll see more of my designs featuring today's trio on release day...speaking of which....

Hold on to your party hats, as we have FIVE more days of introductions before the BIG RELEASE and GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Details are at the Uniko blog HERE. You'll also find links and peeks at the gorgeous cards from the rest of the team. Do visit their places; not only will you be dazzled by their designs, but prizes are part of the mix, too!

Also sharing at:

Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes




Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Make Your Own Background

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Uniko Studio's 6th Birthday and February 2018 New Release: Sneak Peek Day 3 (Thursday, February 22)

Hello,

We're back to share more teasers for Day 3 of the Uniko Studio's 6th Birthday New Release (Day 1 pees can be seen here; Day 2, here).

If you love florals, you will LOVE x LOVE the newcomers that will be available to purchase on Wednesday, Feb. 28th, here.





Hope you come back tomorrow (and for the next several days, too):  
  • Introducing: Feb. 23 - 27...closer looks at the new products, showcased by the DT. Daily blog hops, too!
  • Release Day: Wednesday, Feb. 28th...products revealed in their entirety and available for purchase here. The highlight: Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY! Be sure to join us...lots of inspiration and prizes!

Thank you for dropping by!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Uniko Studio's 6th Birthday February 2018 New Release: Sneak Peek Day 2 (Wednesday, Feb. 21)

Hello,

Did you enjoy Uniko Sneak Peeks from Day 1?  I know you did...and to add to the intrigue, we're coming together to share some teasers for Day 2.

How about some stars and music-themed goodies to capture your interest...





Interest piqued, right?

The suspense continues for one more day *grin*; here's a reminder about the release schedule:
  • Sneak Peeks: Feb. 20 - 22...the teasers.
  • Introducing: Feb. 23 - 27...closer looks at the new products, showcased by the DT. Daily blog hops, too!
  • Release Day: Wednesday, Feb. 28th...products revealed in their entirety and available for purchase here. The highlight: Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY! Be sure to join us...lots of inspiration and prizes!
See you tomorrow for even more WOW!

Thank you for dropping by!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Uniko Studio''s 6th Birthday February 2018 New Release: Sneak Peeks Day 1 (Tues. Feb. 20)

Hello,

Plenty of excitement happening over at Uniko Studios, as the team and I join Bev to celebrate her amazing 'little company's' 6th birthday! So far, we've had a Treasure Hunt (hope you emailed your answers to Bev), a Birthday Linky Party (open until 10pm GMT on Friday 16th March 2018; prizes to be won!), an introduction of the new Stencil Design Team.  AND...we're not done yet! 

Today, we're sharing sneak peeks of Uniko Studio''s 6th Birthday February 2018 New Release! Yes...more awesome products are joining the shop! The trio here - two stamp sets and one stencil -  are birthday/celebration themed, but have versatility galore for other occasions, as well.




Bet you're intrigued, right?  Excellent!

So as not to keep you in *too* much suspense, here's the release schedule:
  • Sneak Peeks: Feb. 20 - 22...the teasers.
  • Introducing: Feb. 23 - 27...closer looks at the new products, showcased by the DT. Daily blog hops, too!
  • Release Day: Wednesday, Feb. 28th...products revealed in their entirety and available for purchase here. The highlight: Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY! Be sure to join us...lots of inspiration and prizes!
Hope you'll come back tomorrow for more....

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