Monday 21 February 2022

Uniko is 10!

 Hi Friends..

I hope you are all safe and well and if you are here in the UK Ihope you have survived the recent storms without too much damage...what a nightmare it has been! 

Whizzing in with a card for the celebration link up part thingy that Uniko are having to celebrate their 10th Birthday.....I would inset a link here for you to hop over but as I am not very good at links...please visit Uniko's blog for all the quests...10 of them! Some lovely prizes to be won and some fun along the way.

Here is my card for Quest 1...a Birthday card using Uniko products.......

Not the best image due to the rubbish light here at present.

I used Background Blocks Mid Century Modern and stamped with three colours of Oxides. The sentiment was stamped using Sentiment Outlined clear stamp set and coloured using Copics as close the oxide colours as possible. 

The mats were cut with a pierced edge die and I drew faux stitching between the holes with a grey fine liner...cheating I know.

So now for the hard bit...linking my card to the challenge..wish me luck!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and good back is much improved Thank You. So good of you to take the time to pop by.

See you again soon!

Crafty hugs

Carole xx

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Reveal wheel - Space

 Hi friends.....late to the party again! Life in the way of a bad back has intervened this time.

Anyway here is the card I made for Thomas who was 6 today!...well yesterday in Oz!

I invested In Sam Calcotts reveal Wheel die set and the Space themed stamps, embossing folder and dies that accompanied it...

I used the embossing folder on a piece of silver mirri card and then got out the alcohol inks to make it a bit dark and space looking. The stamps were fun to use and colour and easy to cut with the dies and I personalised it as you can see.

More images show as you turn the wheel on the right. It was straight forward to do and I enjoyed doing it but I kept it as flat as possible for posting. This time it arrived in good time (17 days...better than 4 months) but as yet no feed back on how it has gone down with the birthday boy.

Plenty of snippets used here and NBUS stuff again but as I have been sitting in front of the computer long enough...trying to link to challenges will have to wait. I got myself in a right tuck last time and it was thanks to Di in the playground for sorting me out.

I hope Sam brings out some more different themed stamp sets that can be used. Of course the window can be made larger...and I am sure I will maybe find some images in my stash that may do too. I remember buying cards like this years ago with different ages on when you spun it round and you taped it still at the age you wanted.....and now I am showing mine!!..feel it too right now!

Thank you all so very much for the lovely comments that you left me on my last gave me a much needed boost and every comment is so much appreciated because you have taken the time to stop by and type it. 

I hope you are all well and safe wherever you are in the world.

Big crafty hugs and love to you all...see you soon. Take care now!

Carole xx

Playing at:-

Snippets Playground # 421.....................apart from the base card, all snippets used for the wheel, background and small images

NBUS...........# 35

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Birthday stars

 Hi friends...welcome to February!! A very windy one here...but what happened to January? I blinked and missed it but it is good here in the UK that we are heading to spring and the days are getting a little longer thank goodness.

Here is a recent birthday card for a friends husband using a NBUS die and all made from two places to go and join in with this one. It has been received but the birthday is not till the weekend, but as they do not look at my blog I am safe to post. 

For me this came together fairly quickly and I for once am pleased with the result and intend to do some for 'the box' in different colourways.

So, as I said all snippets from the box of LARGE snippets...yes I have three boxes, you guessed it, large, medium and tiny!!

The inking was done on paper with three shades of oxides blended with my brushes that I love so much and the top layer (the die) was cut into a piece of linen textured card, raised over the top with foam pads and the addition of a few glossies and a sentiment. (Uniko). The die is from Crafters Companion in the sale (turned out a good buy)and has two outer edges so it can be use three ways.

I did wonder afterwards if the colours were suitably male.

I hope you are all well and thank you for stopping by. Blog land is diminishing before our eyes, but I still feel it is the friendliest and safest of the social platforms, so every visit by you is so very much appreciated.

I will be back hopefully next week when i can share Thomas's 6th birthday card that I am pleased to say has already arrived in Oz :)

 I am ..hopefully...I say that as I always have trouble linking join in the following challenges.

Snippets Playground #420...............all snippets as in post

NBUS #35 ......................................Crafters Companion die