Saturday, August 17, 2019

Uniko Studio Design Team Blog Hop~Big & Bold: WISH

Hello,

Welcome to the Uniko Studio Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway, which is what we gals do on non-release months!  As always, Bev has set us with the task of using some Uniko oldies AND goodies to showcase; this time we're revisiting Big & Bold: WISH stamps and dies.
BIG&BOLDWishPP  BBWishDDies

Since I love the saying Wish Upon A Star (which I do often), I paired the featured products with Background Builders: Seeing Stars

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I was striving for a galaxy/starry appearance on my card, using an alcohol ink piece as the focal point.  As I've mentioned before, I'm a new-comer to alcohol inks, so enjoying experimenting with my 5 colour collection...


As usual we have our GIVEAWAY, so be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the WISH stamps and dies. You have until midnight BST Saturday 24th August 2019 to comment along the hop.

Carol - you are here

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Just Us Girls Challenge #501~Colour Week...You Are Lovely

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #501~Colour Week, where lovely Ina is inviting us to use Hot Pink, Red and Grey on our cards/projects.



We're thrilled to have Tristan joining us once again as our August guest designer. Check out her wonderful card, along with those from the fabulous JUGS team: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria. They would love to know you dropped by.
Here's my card; one of Concord &9th's turnabout's made this easy!



Over to you...

Looking forward to seeing your Hot PinkRed and Grey creations in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Monday, August 12, 2019

Uniko Studio Design Team Inspiration...Zoo Fun Cards for Kids

Hello,

Welcome to my Uniko Studio DT showcase, where I bring out a few Uniko favourites for a play date.

Today's trio of cards was inspired by my brother's family's recent visit. I had a blast spending 24/7 with my niece and nephew for a few days...and part of our wonderful time together included a trip to the Calgary Zoo.

Zoo + kiddos = incentive to create cards *for* said kiddos! I'll include a few photos of the zoo/our place with the cards; hopefully, they'll know that Aunty c is WILD about them! As for Mr. Zebra...he'll be my card for my brother, whose birthday is coming up quickly.

I brought Doodlebug stickers into the scenes because a) they're adorable and b) they pair wonderfully with Uniko's animal prints/tropical line. Lots more of those in my collection, so you may see more of this combination down the road.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Hope these brought a smile!

Also sharing at:

The Library Challenge #39~The Tiger Who Came to Tea



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Friday, August 9, 2019

Inkspirational Challenge #193~Designer's Choice...Disney Albums (Simple Stories: Say Cheese)

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #193~Designer's Choice, where Pia has selected a Travel-theme for our cards/projects. Perfect for this time of year!


My brother's family spent a few days with us last weekend (finally!) and oh my stars! How absolutely wonderful to have 24/7 time with my niece and nephew! A trip to the Calgary Zoo,  homemade pasta making (my husband navigated that adventure), oodles of playing/walking with Lily, our puppy...just all-around happy hanging out time!

Now, for my travel project...

A couple months back, I made a first ever 'fancy' album - Simple Stories Say Cheese Disney, as a 'first step' to eventually scrapbooking my brother's family's two years' ago trip to Disneyland - thanks to a class conducted by Karla Yungwirth, one of the designers from ScrapShotz - my close-to-home/go-to retailer). Making one easily convinced me I *had* to buy two more for a 'sometime' craft-a-thon with the kiddos...so I did and kept them at our place waiting for the perfect time.

Said event happened last weekend...and oh, what a blast! My niece created her album all on her own (we followed kit instructions, of course), while my nephew's was a combination of his, my sister-in-law's and my contributions. Yes, assembling took a while (we worked betwixt and between several other activities), but they each went home with an album and a smattering of photos I had printed for them.  We had loads of fun...and used loads of foam tape *grin*

So...here's a photo-heavy showcase of several of the pages from their albums. Love this...and more than that, LOVE that we created it together!








Looking forward to adding their travel photos to my album and then, at some point, embarking on a 'real' scrapbook album adventure. I have the papers and photos...now to figure it all out. On the 'do' list!

My wonderful teammates have interpreted TRAVEL in fabulously inspiring ways; please visit and leave them some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:



Looking forward to visiting you in the gallery! 

Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #500~Trend Week...Hey Circles

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #500~Trend Week, where lovely Vicki is inviting us to use circles on our cards/projects.

We're also celebrating a milestone this week, which means PRIZES!  A huge THANK YOU to the following companies for sponsoring our 500th challenge:

$25 gift code

 
$25 gift code

https://www.dare2bartzy.com/
$15 gift code

WOW, right!

We're thrilled to have Tristan joining us once again as our August guest designer. Check out her wonderful card, along with those from the fabulous JUGS team: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa and Maria. They would love to know you dropped by.

I recently added this fabulous Circles Cover Plate die from The Stamp Market to my collection and oh my stars! So much fun...and a great way to use up bits and pieces of patterned paper (there is a stamp set to go along with it, which is on my wish list). Papers are from Lawn Fawn and the big ol' *Hey* is also from The Stamp Market. Next on the list: Christmas versions. Ideas percolating!


Over to you...

Looking forward to seeing your CIRCLES in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #594~Circles


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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Happy Little Stampers August 2019 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge...Magic Picture Changers

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers August 2019 Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.


Playing - a LOT - with Lawn Fawn's Magic Picture Changer! Initially, I figured this die/stamps combination would be too complex for my skill levels but...re-considered, took the plunge and sooooo glad I did! It's really easy to assemble and the results are delightful! More on the 'do' list!





Please visit my teammates; their creations are wonderful and, if you have a moment, leave them some love. I know they'll be thrilled!
Looking forward to seeing your Anything Goes with Dies cards/projects in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Happy Little Stampers August 2019 Christmas Challenge~Anything Goes (optional twist: Jingle Bells)...Santa Suit HO HO HO

Hello,

Welcome to Happy Little Stampers August 2019 Christmas Challenge - always Anything Goes - with an optional twist which, this month, is Jingle Bells.


I created a very simple Santa suit *grin* and I'm sure that you can 'hear' the jingle bells in the background! Whenever I see/think Santa, the bells seem to ring...or maybe that's just me!


That's it from me; please head over to the blog to see how  my talented teammates interpreted this month's theme.

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas cards in the gallery!

Also sharing at:




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