Saturday, May 11, 2013

[Uniko Studio] May Design Team Blog Hop - Pure Florals: Gerbera Revisited

Hello everyone! Ahh - so we're settling into our new house. Don't ask how it looks. A disaster. And my crafting supplies I think are scattered between a gazillion boxes - let's see how long I can go without going mad. I had this awesome idea of de-stashing before moving, but all this packing was so overwhelming that we just started chucking things into boxes and taping them up without thinking twice. It is however good to move from a smaller place to a bigger place. But don't be fooled. I will be weeding things out, such as stamps and paper, so stay tuned. Planning on selling some and sending RAK boxes out - so look out for announcements to just leave me a comment.

So I managed to eek this card out before closing up the scrap space in my old place. We're revisiting an older set from Uniko Studio known as Pure Florals: Gerberas.

This set is jammed packed with tons of lovely designs and flowers that are nice and big. Here is my simple one-layer card using some perfect pearls.

Sending You Love
Stamps: (Pure Florals: Gerberas) Uniko Studio
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Sweet Blush) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Perfect Match Ink - Raspberry Fizz) Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: (Perfect Pearls - Perfect Bronze) Ranger; (Gelly Roll Metallic Collection; Glaze - Clear) Sakura

As you can see the Gerbera blooms are huge and take up a good third of a standard A2 card. I stamped one blooms first with Raspberry Fizz, cleaned it up my stamp real good and stamped the other two with some Versamark and dusted with a nice Perfect Bronze color.

(I'm sure if Simmi could read my blog he wouldn't appreciate me telling everyone that I'm chuckling as I write this post from my bed with him cuddling and snoring at my feet. I wonder what he dreams about...chasing birds? being an action hero cat?)

Unfortunately what I can't photograph well is the Sakura clear gel pen on the pink blossom. I actually meticulously colored each of the petals with a clear gel pen and it looks great in person. If anyone has newbie photography tips, let me know! But gloss is one of those tricks. I'll try to look into this, and if I do turn out victorious, I will post a pic up here or on flickr.
 Sending You Love

Hope you feel inspired to get your crafting up and going again. 

Also here are a few things to remember:
  • Uniko Studio is offering worldwide Free Shipping of any amount and Bev is having a fabulous sale over there. It ends Today 11:59 UK Time. There are fabulous digital products, dies, and stamps
  • Uniko Studio also offers Free Shipping for purchases over £50 - and this is true for anytime
  • Comment along the way to win a free stamp set of your choice - Bev is drawing a random participant among any of our blogs.
  • Lastly, our crème de la crème news: wanna win a £20 gift certificate? Do you love to craft? Yeah I thought so. Pick any card that inspires along the blog hop and CASE it (mention of course who you CASEd). Uniko Studio products are not mandatory, but we love to see them. You have 1 week. Challenge closes May 18 11:59p UK Time
And if I remember correctly, Bev is going to draw a winner to win this stamp set from among the blog hop, so remember to comment along the way. In the meantime, I'm sending you off to our stop Stacey and don't forget to leave extra love for our guest designer.

Here the whole list for easy navigation ...
I hope you like what you're seeing. And we can't wait to see your creations on our Flickr group!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

[Little Tangles] Challenge 12: Yellow, Aqua, Coral - Pick 2

Hi everyone! I've been out with one of the worst stomach flus and yesterday was my first day out and about like a real person. Feel like it's the first time that I can look at food pictures or even think about food without getting nauseous. So here I am trying to get back on my feet. We don't have too many days left in the old apartment and my wonderful friends are coming to help us move on Saturday. So after that you'll be hearing how cumbersome the unpacking is ;)

To tie you guys over, here is another Littles Tangles challenge. This is very much like going into a Panera's or Qdoba and ordering a Pick 2. We have a  Color Challenge for you and asking you to pick two of the following: yellow, aqua, or coral. If you're an overachiever, you can go with three ;)

So here is my card for you

You Are Too Kind
Stamps: (Kindness Matters, A Lot to Say) Neat & Tangled
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink;
Ink: (Brilliance - Galaxy Gold) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Stamper's Select Vellum) Papertrey Ink; (Stamp 'n Stuff Embossing Powder - Clear) Stampendous!; (Soft-core Color Pencil) Prismacolor; (Point 88) Stabilo; (Mister Huey - White; Mister Huey's Masks - Bubbles) Studio Calico

The card base is created by misting some Mister Huey White onto a Mister Huey bubble mask. There are plenty of fun motives out there, and they easy enough to apply.

I then stamped off the A Lot to Say speech bubble with some decadent gold ink and created a mask to fill the inside area with a fun heart pattern from Kindness Matters. Then I picked one of the random hearts to outline and color in. Everything is matted onto a sweet blush card stock.

I also embossed the sentiment "You are too Kind" onto a piece of vellum that I wrapped around the speech bubble.

You Are Too Kind

Hope it inspires. There is tons of other good stuff by the Design Team to stop by the other girl's creations. Also - keep an extra eye out on the Little Tangles blog. You don't want to miss an important announcement that is coming up.

Don't forget that one lucky winner will get a free Neat & Tangles Stamp set of their choice. 

A few helpful things to remember:
  • Challenge ends May 12, 2013, 11:59p EST; Check back for the winners
  • Prize is ONE Neat & Tangled Stamp set of your choice to a random player
  • Neat & Tangled stamps are not required on your entry, but we would love to see you use them. If you would like to use some Neat & Tangled products but haven't had a chance to buy any, we have a couple of freebies on the Little Tangles site. Enjoy!
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