Sending Hugs & Kisses

Uniko Studio


Using the HandStampedSentiments sketch.

StampInkPaper has tic-tac-toe (floral-love-pink)

and the Uniko Studio challenge this month is:



I'm loving my new "Wink of Stella" - can you see the shimmer?!

Nearly the weekend ... :)

Stamp Sets:



Hello Birthday Boy

Using the colour combo from ColorMyHeart.

SeizeTheBirthday want "CAS".


Happy Sunday!


Smooshed Butterfly


Using the colour combo from ColorMyHeart.

Another entry for the ButterflyChallenge with its request for us to use inks.

HappyLittleStampers want "smooshing".

If you want to know what "smooshing" is all about take a look at a precious post of mine HERE.

It's ever so easy! And fun!




Love You "this much"

Stampin Up Bear Hugs


Using the colour combo from CAScolours&sketches.

Love is definitely in the air with lots of challenges looking towards Valentine's Day:



and SUonlyChallenge.

Isn't Big Bear cute?







The ButterflyChallenge is to use inks.

So I did some "smooshing"

New terminology for me - I'd previously referred to it as spritzing on an acrylic block!

Anyhow, it's very quick, easy and effective.

Why not give it a go? There are instructions from a precious post of mine HERE.

Smooshing technique


Happy Saturday!





Love You!

Uniko Studio

The PaperPlayers want CAS Valentine's cards.
The Uniko Studio challenge this month is:




Love You cards aren't just for Valentine's ...

I sometimes slip one into hubby's bag as a little surprise, just because!


Nearly the weekend!


Stamp Sets:

Let it Snow

The FridayMashUp want shades of blue and snowflakes.
OneLayerSimplicity have 'the sky's the limit'.

I'm a little late to the party having just purchased a clear 'Wink of Stella' brush.
Love it!


Stamp Sets:

UNIKO STUDIO Stunning Snowflakes


Happy Happy Birthday To You

SeizeTheBirthday wants CAS.




It's my eldest's birthday today, but this card isn't for him, I was super organised and made his card last week ;)

This is for a birthday next week.

Most unlike me, making cards a week in advance!




Snowflake Kisses

Uniko Studio


OneLayerSimplicity have 'the sky's the limit'

- snowflakes come from the sky, right?!

WinterWonderland want glitter and shine

and the Uniko Studio challenge this month is:


Very apt card for today as we've woken up to our own winter wonderland with everywhere covered in snow!

Very pretty


Stamp Sets:

UNIKO STUDIO Stunning Snowflakes


Happy Flourish

Using the PaperPlayers' colour combo of red, turquoise & fuschia.

LessIsMore wants one layer cards with a flourish.

Lovely bright and zingy colours on a lovely bright and frosty Derbyshire day.

Hope it's sunny with you ;)


Birthday Sweetheart

Uniko Studio


AddictedToStamps has "anything goes" and

the Uniko Studio challenge this month is:

A card for my sweetheart!

The first birthday of the month,

swiftly followed by my son's next week,

and then I get to celebrate!

I know some people feel that January is a little boring after all the Christmas and New Year festivities,

not in our household !! ;)


Off to eat some birthday cake ...

Stamp Sets:

Hope your day is Awesome


Using CASeThisSketch and

the colours from AlwaysPlayingWithPaper.



One of several teenage birthday cards that are required this month!

Back to my craft desk ...

(not exactly a chore, I must add!)




Turquoise Birthday Greetings

Uniko Studio


Using ColorMyHeart's combo of turquoise, white & silver.

JustUsGirls want to see metallic.


January is a month full of birthdays (and many varieties of cake!) in our household.

Better crack on making some more cards ...


Thanks for visiting!


Mini Desk Calendar

Stampin Up, Mini Desk Calendar



New Year means new Desk Calendar is required!

TryItOnTuesdays have a numbers/letters challenge for us.



These are very quick to make using the mini calendar tabs you can pick up at places like Wilko's.

I always make a couple as little gifts.


Have fun!





Uniko January Bloghop

Welcome to the first Uniko Bloghop of 2016!

And the reason I can welcome you all is because I am now a bona fide member of the Uniko Design Team!!

I was tickled pink when Bev invited me to join her team. What a lovely start to the New Year!

We are revisiting the "Always & Forever" stamp set this month.

Perfect to get you in the mood for Valentine's cards!



Here's my project to get you inspired:


Do head on over to the Uniko Studio blog for more inspiration and be sure to join in on the DT blog hop leaving comments along your way.

The giveaway is the featured "Always & Forever" stamp set along with an eGift certificate for £10 to spend in store.

You have until midnight Sunday 17 January to comment and the winner will be announced on Monday 18 January.

Best of luck!