Friday, 23 February 2018

Uniko - Birthday Sentiments, Background Block Party Confetti, and Balloon Bash Stencil ...

... Welcome to the first day of Uniko's introductions. We're introducing two new stamps and a new stencil. Grab a drink, sit down and enjoy! I'm starting with the lovely Birthday Sentiments:

Celebrate with Cake - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Birthday Sentiments, Celebrate with Cake
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Lemon Drop; Stampin' Up! - Bashful Blue, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pink Pirouette; Washi Tape; Copics; Glitter


This set of stamps has super sentiments and it is so easy to build your own greeting. I decided on 'Celebrate with Cake' and naturally I had to use the cute cupcakes from the previously released Celebrate with Cake. I stamped the image three times on white card, used my Scan'N'Cut to cut them out and then coloured them with Copics. I added a lot of glitter to the cupcake frosting. I used some dotty washi tape to make a table top and adhered the cupcakes on top. I finished by stamping the greeting. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of pale pink card and added a greeting on the white panel. The layout is based on the sketch from CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC#193.

Celebrate with Cake inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsCelebrate with Cake sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Next up is Background Blocks Party Confetti. I've made a fairly CAS card and the colours are based on Uniko's own colours and the theme comes from Seize the Birthday - STB#1502:

Coffee and ... - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Background Blocks Party Confetti; I Love Coffee, Birthday Sentiments, Celebrate with Cake
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Dusty Rose, Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Bermuda Bay; Copics; Nuvo - Aqua shimmer Brush


The confetti image is so pretty. I kept it fairly simple. I stamped it once in pale aqua and then again using a darker aqua - you can see it in the photo above, but it is much more obvious in real-life. I stamped the coffee mug on white card, cut it out with my Scan'N'Cut (love that machine), masked the edges and then stamped the lovely Uniko flower in pink all over the mug. I finished the mug by adding the little label with a message. The theme at Seize the Birthday is Coffee and/or Tea, so I stamped the start of the greeting on the front and on the inside I finished it by stamping 'Cake' - sounds perfect to me!! I layered the stamped panel on aqua card and added a cupcake to the white panel.

Coffee and ... inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsCoffee and ... sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I ran out of time to make a card with the love new Balloon Bash stencil, but do visit the Uniko blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. Before I go, here's a quick reminder of the release schedule:

Introductions: 23rd - 27th February

RELEASE DAY: Wednesday 28th February, 9.00am GMT. The Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway!

See you again tomorrow with another introduction post!

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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Uniko - Sneak Peeks 3 ...

..... Morning! Day three of Uniko's sneak peeks and I've got four more to share with you today. Here's the first:


This is an addition to the Spring Botanicals series, and it's one of my favourite flowers and, with my Welsh connections - it'll see so much ink!!


This is a fun doodle floral - I think it'll be such fun to colour!


Today we have two more sneak peeks at new stencils. I think you might recognise this flower - so beautiful.


This is the last sneak peek - another fun flower - it has a coordinating stamp set too.

That's the sneak peeks finished. Here's a reminder of the release schedule:

Introductions: 23rd - 27th February - you first chance to see the new goodies in use.

RELEASE DAY: Wednesday 28th February, 9.00am GMT (4.00am EDT). We'll have a Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway! Products will be available in the Uniko shop.

See you tomorrow with the first of our product introductions.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Uniko - Sneak Peeks 2 ...

... Hello again! It's day two of Uniko's sneak peeks and today we have four for you to check out!! There's a definite theme to today's peeks, here's the first:


So, you can probably guess the theme - it's music! Such a useful addition - my daughter is in the choir - so I'll get so much use from this set!!


Next is another addition to the Background Blocks series - this might be harder to recognise, but I can see it's going to be brilliant!.


Now to the new stencils - this one coordinates perfectly with the Background Block stamp above!!


Here's the last sneak peek - no, it's not music, but it's perfect to go with the stars sets released last year. Here's a reminder of the release schedule:

Sneak Peeks: 20th - 22nd February - just a small glimpse of the new goodies.

Introductions: 23rd - 27th February - your chance to see projects using the new goodies from the Design Team.

RELEASE DAY: Wednesday 28th February, 9.00am GMT (that's 4.00am EDT). We'll have our traditional Design Team Blog Hop and Giveway! All the products will be available to purchase in the Uniko shop.

See you again tomorrow for more sneak peeks!!

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Hobbies ....

.... Morning! This is going to be a quick post as I've got to get back in my craft room. I'm busy working on projects for the upcoming Uniko release! You've already seen a sneak peek, but there's lots more to come. In the meantime, I wanted to share a card that I've made for the TIME OUT challenge - TOC#103 where the theme is HOBBIES:

Art Colour Life - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Gina K - Art from the Heart
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Uniko Stencil - Doodle Flower; Clear Embossing Powder; Staedtler Aquarelle Pencils


I stamped the flower, embossed with clear powder and then used watercolour pencils to colour the image. I coloured the pencil image to match the pencils I used!! I masked the images and then selectively inked the hearts on the Doodle Flower stencil (got this idea from my DT buddy - Rahmat). I finished the front by stamping the sentiment. Crafting is my favourite hobby (love reading and photography too, but it seemed best to celebrate colouring and ink!) On the inside I simply stamped the sweet little heart made from a needle and thread.

Art Colour Life inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsArt Colour Life sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

That's all for now - I have to get back upstairs and get inky! See you tomorrow for a few more Uniko sneak peeks!

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Uniko - Sneak Peeks 1 ....

... Hi, thanks to everyone who stopped by and left comments for my Uniko 6th Birthday cards celebration - I do hope you got your emails in for the Treasure Hunt. Anyway, continuing with the 6th Birthday celebrations, Uniko has a fabulous release coming up on Wednesday 28th February and I'm here with some sneak peeks. We have stamps and stencils too, so without further ado, here's the first sneak peek:


This is a super fun set which allows you to build your own greetings.There's a fun mix of script and capitals, and if you liked Festive Sentiments - then you'll love this one too!


Next up is an addition to the Background Blocks series - I can see this one being lots of fun to use.


And our last sneak peek today is a glimpse at one of the new stencils - I think you can guess what it is!

I am so thrilled that, unlike the last release, I already have the stamps and stencils in my hands - and I've been playing!! More of that soon 😉 Here's the release schedule:

Sneak Peeks: 20th - 22nd February - just to tease you!

Introductions: 23rd - 27th February. Your first chance to get to see the new products in action - we have a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

RELEASE DAY: Wednesday 28th February, 9.00am GMT (4.00am EDT). The stamps and stencils will be available to purchase from the Uniko shop. As usual, we will have our Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway!

See you tomorrow with some more sneak peeks!

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Thursday, 15 February 2018

Uniko - DT Inspiration - Paper Piecing ...

... Hello again! I'll bet this comes as a bit of a surprise - two days in a row!!! I'm sharing some fun cards made using the paper piecing technique, details can be found over at Uniko.

My first card is for The Flower Challenge - TFC#17, which is where I got the idea to make cards with the paper piecing technique:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Pure Florals Cosmos, Happy Succulents
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Passionate Pink
Dies: Die-namics - Stitched Fishtail Flags Stax #1
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Fly Free; Clear Embossing Powder; Nuvo - Aqua shimmer brush


On the inside, I cut a mat layer of pink design paper and on the white panel, I added a greeting and some more flowers. I'm also submitting this to CAS(E) this Sketch! - CTS#258.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Next, I have a card for our son - he moved house recently and we wanted to send him something to wish him well:

New Home - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Home Sweet Home
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Aged Mahogany
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Attitude!; Copics; Nuvo - Aqua shimmer brush


I had fun making this cute little house. I like the grungy effect on the design papers. I added a touch of colour to the curtains and the front door. On the inside, I used some design paper for a mat layer and finished the message. I'm submitting this to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#279 where they want to see clean and simple cards.

New Home inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsNew Home sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm making a start on my Easter cards and have a cute little one to share here:

Happy Easter - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


Stamps: Uniko - Some Bunny, Happy Succulents
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Dusty Pink, Kraft; Distress - Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Die-namics - Stitched Fishtail Flags Stax #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - All That Glitters; Clear Embossing Powder; Nuvo - Aqua shimmer brush


I used the sketch from MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - MFTWSC#372 for the layout of this card. I used the Stitched Fishtail die to cut the white panel, I simply cut off the fishtail as I only wanted the stitched edges. On the inside, I the leftover bit of green design paper for the mat layer and on the white panel I stamped the bunny.

Happy EAster inside- photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy EAster sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Finally, I have two more cards for my Christmas stash. One has a contemporary feel and the other is more traditional, but they use the same poinsettia flower stamp:



Stamps: Uniko - Pure Florals Poinsettia, Most Wonderful
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Cherry Red, Kraft
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Home for Christmas; Clear Embossing Powder; Nuvo - Aqua shimmer brush


I'm submitting the top gold and neutral card to Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#324, although I have turned the sketch to make a landscape style card. Here's the inside of each card:




That's all for now - see you again soon.

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