Thursday, 14 December 2017

Introducing... BIG & BOLD Hugs and Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts

Hey!

Welcome back to Day 3 of the product introductions for the December release. This is the exciting bit where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and my awesome Design Team  are introducing a couple of clear stamp sets, first up is another addition to the BIG & BOLD series, BIG & BOLD Hugs. The second product we are introducing today came about following the Large Background Scattered Polka Dots, which we introduced on Tuesday. This time I went for hearts, Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts!

Here is a look a at both the stamp sets combined onto one card...




A classic CAS style card with a bold statement, perfect to send to a friend, loved one or even someone you have never met that might just need that hug.




The Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts is stamped inVersaMark and heat embossed in Gold onto some Melon Berry (Papertrey Ink) card before I die cut a heart shape using the Sizzix Framelits Hearts. I've then mounted the stamped and embossed heart onto the same size black die cut heart to give a shadow effect. 

The 'hugs' is stamped, fussy cut out and adhered using foam adhesive. A simple heart enamel finished the design off.

That's all from me here today, but be sure to hop around the Design Team blogs and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes! 


{Coming Soon!}

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CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah



CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I hope you enjoyed the hop and getting to see these two new clear stamp sets in action? That's all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for more product introductions and inspiration.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on these clear stamps!

Hugs

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Introducing.... More Uniko Stencils!

Hey!

Welcome back to day 2 of the product introductions for the December release. This is the exciting bit where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and my awesome Design Team  are introducing 3 NEW Uniko Stencil Designs, Broken Lines, Doodle Flower & Lattice.




Here is a first look a Broken Lines and a peek at another clear stamp set being introduced on Friday ;)




On the card I have stamped and masked the roses before overlaying the stencil design. I've used Distress Oxide Black Soot for the stencilling, but in hindsight I would have used a blacker black to match the VersaFine Onyx Black to match the stamped roses. The sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks.

Next is Doodle Flower...




This stencil is based on the Background Block Doodle Flower but in reverse. I'm looking forward to combining the two on a project together in the near future ;)




Again I have used Distress Oxide inks and I simply LOVE their vibrancy on Kraft card stock. The sentiment is also a peek from the clear stamp set being released on Friday!

Lastly, but by no means least we have Lattice...




Some of my long time followers might remember and even own Background Builders: Lattice, which this stencil is based upon. I'm really loving the Distress Oxide inks, they really do blend like butter! 




This sentiment is another peek from the December FREEBIE clear stamp set, more details about this on Friday!! 

That's all from me here today, but be sure to hop around the Design Team blogs and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes! 



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



CLICK HERE to see more from Carol



CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane




CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I hope you enjoyed the hop and getting to see these two new clear stamp sets in action? That's all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for more product introductions and inspiration.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on these NEW Stencils!

Hugs

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #253 - Seasonal Sketch

*CLICK HERE for the Uniko Introduction*

Hey!

Ack! Where is the time going? Please slow down I have too much still to do before Santa arrives! Lol! Anyone else feel like this? 

Anyway, THIS week at CAS Colours & Sketches we want you to choose a sketch from all the ones in 2017 and make it seasonal! 





I decided to revisit the first sketch of 2017, #205




This is how I have used them to create a Christmas card...




Today is the start of the Uniko December Release product introductions and one of the products the Design Team and I are introducing today HERE, is Large Background: Scattered Polka Dots. When I saw this sketch I immediately knew the background would be perfect! 




I have partially stamped the Large Background: Scattered Polka Dots on to a Pool Party mat layer using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. The sentiment and snowflake are from Stunning Snowflakes and I embellished the finished card with some Altenew enamel dots.

That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog post HERE to enter the challenge and to see more inspiration from the Design Team.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery! 
Hugs


Introducing... Spring Botanicals Snowdrop and Large Background Scattered Polka Dots

Hey!

Welcome back to the first of the product introductions for the December release. This is the exciting bit where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and my awesome Design Team  are introducing a couple of clear stamp sets, first up is Spring Botanicals Snowdrop. This is the first spring flower in a mini series of stamps contained in this collection. This clear stamp set contains a beautiful Snowdrop image and some beautiful  quotes and sentiment stamps.

Here is a look a Spring Botanicals Snowdrop...




I love the elegance and freshness of Snowdrops and how petite they are in the garden when they appear in the Spring. So I wanted to translate this onto my card by keeping things really CAS.



The snowdrops are stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and coloured just with Prismacolor pencils. I used Apple Green, White and French Grey. I then fussy cut the snowdrops out before adhering to my card base using foam adhesive. 

I added a simple sentiment from the Spring Botanicals Snowdrop clear stamp set and a little trio of Glitter Nuvo Drops for embellishment. 

The second product we are introducing today came about due to my love of the series of mini Background Blocks that I added to the Uniko clear stamp line up this year. This time I decided to go BIG and enlarge one of my favourite versatile stamps, Scattered Polka Dots!

Here is a look a Large Background Scattered Polka Dots...




I love this rainbow colouring technique and it is one I did with the mini Background Blocks Scattered Polka Dots HERE, so I couldn't resist repeating it in a larger scale! This time I decided to embellish the card with sentiments rather than images.




I used Stampin' Up! Brights markers to colour in each of the dots individually, once all the dots were coloured I 'huffed' over the stamp to moisten the ink and then used my Mini MISTI tool to stamp it. I then die cut the panel using a Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle. The 'hello' is my favourite die cut from Mama Elephant and the 'friend' is stamped from All Occasion Sentiments #3.

That's all from me here today, but be sure to hop around the Design Team blogs and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes! 



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



CLICK HERE to see more from Carol



CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah



CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I hope you enjoyed the hop and getting to see these two new clear stamp sets in action? That's all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for more product introductions and inspiration.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on these clear stamps!

Hugs

Monday, 11 December 2017

December 2017 Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hey & Happy Monday!


Thank you for all your lovely comments about the December 2017 sneak peeks I shared HERE yesterday :) 

I am too excited to show you these products in action with the help of my awesome Design Team, that I have the last FOUR sneak peeks to share with you today, so that we can get to the FUN introductions tomorrow! 

The first peek today is the next stamp set in the BIG & BOLD series...




Yesterday I shared a peek at a 'larger' familiar background, how about another in the series and one that is perfect to pair with the peek above and the peek below! 




I know a few people have been anxiously awaiting this next clear stamp set in the Pure Florals range & I am hoping that it doesn't disappoint?! 




Lastly but by no means least I have a little peek at the December Mini Freebie clear stamp set. This set will be added to qualifying* Release Day orders (*minimum spend £20 prior to discounts and shipping costs, it won't appear in your basket & will be added to orders as I package them) and while stocks last. 



That's all the peeks for this release! 

I hope you will join the Design Team and myself tomorrow as we begin the product introductions and get to see these peeks in action! 

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks!

Hugs

Sunday, 10 December 2017

December 2017 Sneak Peeks Day 1

WhooHoo!

It's countdown time to the December Release and the last for 2017, but it is packed full of wonderful products to inspire you for the New Year ahead!

How about a look at the FIVE sneak peeks I have to share with you today...





How about a new series of clear stamps called Spring Botanicals. Botanical imagery of all styles is set to be a big trend for 2018. I'm sure this first floral in the series isn't too hard to work out from the peek ;)




These dots in this second peek may look rather familiar and if you love the Background Blocks as much as I do then you might just come to love this 'larger' version too! 

Lastly for today, is this fun TRIO of new Uniko Stencils...








That's all the peeks I have to share with you today & I hope you are excited to see a few more tomorrow?! 


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks!

Hugs