Thursday, February 13, 2014

Just for You & Happy Birthday...Uniko Studio Challenge #6

Hello once again!

I accomplished a mission today: creating cards using stamps that have won over my heart!!  Just after Christmas, the ever-talented, sparkling and delightful Bev, over at Uniko Studio, had a sale. A most excellent sale. An inviting sale. A tempting, too good to resist sale. So, I didn't resist, especially since I knew how awesome Bev's stamps are, having used her Peace on Earth set several times over the Christmas season.

My order arrived, and I swooned for quite a while, but because the Valentine-athon appeared, I didn't have a chance to do more than gaze at and admire my new family members. This week, however, oh this week...a different story.  My Uniko products and I have been developing a relationship, and I, for one, am in love!! I'm smugly pleased with myself for the choices I made back then (and *ahem*, the new ones I made today...resisting? Over-rated!!).  Of course, I still need time and practice to do them full justice, but I've made a start.

I have a set of cards nearly done, that I'll share, later.  Today's duo, however, are first dabbles with my new butterflies, and I'm entering them into the Uniko Studio Challenge #6, where we were inspired by Gayatri's 'so many possibilities' sketch:


I went with simple, because the butterflies are lovely all on their own.  One one card, I used mini rhinestones to fulfill the 'star' portion of the sketch; on the other, sequins (I was feeling 'red' today...).  Apologies for the wonky lighting on the photos as our daylight has been cloudy of late. Added to that:  I'm such a slowpoke at doing the 'make-and-photograph-immediately process that by the time I remember to bring out my camera, evening has made an appearance. Organization needed at my house, so if you have any to spare...send my way.

My cards:



Bev, your stamps and dies are AWESOME!  Love them x 1000000!!

Oh yes, before I sign off a quick share about a new challenge that made its debut yesterday, and the focus:  BUTTERFLIES! The sweet and funny Mrs. A (aka Valery Anne) is the hostess of Butterfly Challenges (love her clarity!), and I know she'd be thrilled to bits and pieces if you shared your butterfly creations on  her site. Challenge #1: butterflies and flowers. I'm totally planning to play, because I have Uniko flowers, too!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make by day!!







13 comments:

  1. Back from our wee adventure in Las Vegas (no big $$$$, but fun) and stopped in for a quick visit to see what you have been up to. WOW, WOW, WOW...I sure did miss a whole lot of activity here! You're on fire girl! AWESOME projects! In absolute awe of all those sweet V-day cards! You are so the best aunty in the universe!

    Amazing work Carol! Looking forward to discussing our love of this sport in just a few weeks time! Yahoooooo!!!

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  2. These are just beautiful, Carol! I'm hoping to get something made for the butterfly challenge--makes me think Spring!

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  3. lol I love that you swoon over your goodies too...and speaking of swooning...wow, all of these are gorgeous. From the patterned paper to the design (love the edging on the centre panels) to those lovely butterflies - it all just works. :)

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  4. Ooh, some more gorgeous butterflies!! I am super jealous of all your butterfly stamps and dies...I'm pretty sure you've overtaken me in the limited supply stakes! ;) These are beautiful cards and even though they are from the same sketch, they have their own little personalities...so sweet :)

    Happy Valentine's Day to you my darling, I hope you have a fab weekend and the love affair with your new stash (and soon to arrive goodies!) continues because you are on fire! ;)

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  5. No no no you make me want those butterflies!! Gorgeous cards!!you do the stamps justice!!!

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  6. Oh, these are just gorgeous creations! Good for you for {finally} taking some time to get to know your new stamps. I think you rocked that lovely sketch!

    BTW, no, I have no spare organization over here at my house. If only I did, I'd certainly send some along!! I keep getting caught out by fading light for photography, as well. But longer days are coming soon, right?!?

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  7. Delightful, delicious, delectable, Carol ... perfect partnerships of patterned paper, beautiful butterflies and bling! Looking forward to seeing the results of your 'getting to know you better' parties with your stamps! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. Beautiful butterfly creations, Carol! I think your blue one with the pretty flower paper is my favorite and it will be perfect to enter in Mrs. A.'s new challenge! How fun for you to have all those new NBUS goodies to play with and break in!! Happy Valentine's Day! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. Ooooooh these are both so pretty Carol! I have to agree with you, these butterflies are just beautiful! I love the stitched mat over the patterned paper too! Lovely work! Happy Valentines day! :)

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  10. Gorgeous cards Carol! You have brought the butterfly stamp to life with the vibrant colors in the background paper! I love the pearls that you added to the blue butterfly - works so well with the softer colors in this card. The notebook edge on the orange card is perfect too - a totally different feel to this card with the playful color scheme!

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  11. Just beautiful Carol...simply beautiful. Your butterflies are so sweet and I really love how you trimmed the side edge of your cards, so creative and fun! And all your sweet sequins and bling, just the perfect way to finish off these beauties!

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  12. carol - what a great card. i love the elegance! thanks for playing along with us at Uniko Studio Challenge.

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  13. Such sweet butterflies and the sequins- oh-la-la! You should enter this into Fusion!

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