Monday, 12 November 2018

Awesome Birthday


Here is another new stencil that I have used to make a simple birthday card :)

I simply inked through the stencil with Picked Raspberry and Blueprint Sketch distress oxides.  The sentiment is by Altenew.  I echoed the hexagons in this geometric design with the die cut hexagon aperture.

I am going to link up at Seize the Birthday where the optional twist is CAS and at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

I hope you like this stencil which you can find now in my online store:

Thank you for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Geometric Star


I have a lovely new stencil in my shop called Geometric Star.  It isn't a specifically festive design but it does work well with christmas projects!  I made this card in traditional green and gold:

I simply gold embossed the pattern and die cut a square from the centre to create an aperture.  The stencilled card is combined with a sentiment from Uniko and a beautiful snowflake die from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I shall link up at the November Anything Goes with Dies Challenge at Happy Little Stampers and at Simon's Monday Challenge where we are making our own backgrounds.

Here is the stencil design:

I hope you like it.  It is available in my shop now :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Bear Hugs


I hope you are having a good weekend :)  I wanted to share a few cards that I have made with my geometric bear stencil.  I shared a card recently with the bear in white for a festive card but here I have gone with brown and it has a very different look:

I have to admit that I love this card!  I used my sunray stencil with copper embossing paste to create the background and cut out the stencilled bear and popped him on with foam tape for added dimentsion.  I splattered the background and used a sentiment from MFT.  The geometric elements of the bear are enhanced with a bit of pencil shading too.

I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes.

This card features the bear on kraft card against an autumnal background created with the Falling Leaves stencil by Clearly Besotted.  The sentiment is from MFT.  

I hope you like what I have done with the bear stencil!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Geo Diamonds


I have a new stencil to share with you today which I really love :)  The geo diamonds can be used as a background in so many ways and here I have made both a bold, masculine card and a more feminine one:

I simply inked up the stencil in Tattered Rose Distress Oxide and combined it with a diamond die cut (I think it is from MFT) and a sentiment from WPlus9.  I shall link up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes.

For my second card I inked up with some Blueprint Sketch and a touch of Black Soot and added a stacked up die cut sentiment from Stamplorations which I had glazed with ultra thick embossing powder.  I adhered it over a square of vellum to soften the pattern behind it.

I hope you like this stencil - you can buy it from my Folksy store!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

New Uniko Release - DT Blog Hop


Uniko's latest stamp and stencil release goes live today :)  I have to say that these designs have kick started my christmas card making (although not all of them are christmas specific).  I have a selection of cards that I have made over the weekend.  I struggled to stop to be honest.....

First up is a card that I have made using the stunning Christmas Folk Snowflake stencil.  I white heat embossed it on to red and on to kraft card.  I then cut out the middle diamond from the kraft and popped that up in the centre of the red panel and added the fabulous bold Merry sentiment.

I then decided to make a slightly more CAS design using the stencil and used white texture paste through it on dark grey card which I think complements the scandi look.  I stamped and masked the stripey border from the new Background Builders set in a square as a frame for the central panel and then popped it up on foam tape.  A new block sentiment completes the design.

I will link this card up at Less is More where we are making CAS cards with texture.

And here is another card made using the Folk Snowflake on dark blue.  I die cut a square aperture from the centre of the panel and popped the blue panel up on foam tape.  I added a die cut from Craft Stash in the centre of the aperture.  I think the blue and white looks nice and crisp.

Finally, I have used the lovely Scandinavian Christmas stencil with one of my Christmas Tree stencils.  I simply embossed the stencil in aqua and then inked the tree shape.  I have combined this with festive Uniko stamps from previous releases to complete the design.

I hope this selection of cards inspires you to get your hands on some of the fab stamps and stencils that Uniko are releasing.  The rest of the talented DT have designs to share with this new release and if you hop along with us there is a chance to win the entire release :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sarah x

Monday, 29 October 2018

Uniko Introducing....Big and Bold Merry and Background Builders Christmas 18


Welcome to the last day of introducing posts before the new Uniko release goes live tomorrow morning.   The two stamp sets that we are sharing today are gorgeous....I can't stop using them!

Firstly I repeat stamped the cool Ho Ho Ho border repeatedly across the front of an A6 card blank before stamping and cutting out the Merry in black and popping it over the top on foam pads.  I think this makes a cool Christmas card!

I have gone for more traditional green and gold on this card and stamped a selection of the borders with a gap in the centre for the sentiment.  The nordic border caught some of the gold embossing powder and I really liked the variegated look it created.

I have more ideas to share with these stamp sets tomorrow when we have our traditional release day DT blog hop.  I hope you will hop along with us :)

Thanks for stopping by, 

Sarah x

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Uniko Introducing....Sweet Broom and Quilted Stencil


We are back with more fabulous designs from the new Uniko Release which will be available to buy from Tuesday.  Today it is the turn of the Quilted Stencil and Sweet Broom stamp set.

The quilted stencil is a delicate and versatile design:

I went over the stencil with red sparkle paste on kraft card.  I added one of my mdf christmas trees that has been painted with acrylics and one of the new Uniko block sentiments.

On this card I white embossed the stencil on to dark red card and added a die cut wreath from Tonic Studio along with a Uniko block sentiment.  There is nothing festive about the stencil so it can be used all year round.

I haven't had as much time to craft this week as I would like but couldn't resist inking up the beautiful Sweet Broom stamp set.  It is a layering stamp set.  I have no idea what Broom looks like but this set will add great foliage for lots of designs.    I stamped the Broom in two shades of green and added the Scattered Hexagon stencil in Mustard Seed Distress Oxide.

We have another fab day of inspiration for you tomorrow with more products from the release so I hope you stop by again.  However, the rest of the DT have more great designs to share over on the Uniko blog today too :)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sarah x