Sunday, 26 February 2012

A UNIQUE Giveaway!

I thought I'd stop by and tell you about a FAB giveaway going on over HERE! Seen the NEW stamps on the UK block? Fancy winning a set of your choice? Then pop on over to the Uniko Studio Blog & follow the directions and be in the chance of winning some goodies!

I hope to be back next week with some creative shares once I have got rid of this bug my funny not so kindly shared with me!

Bye for Now!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Butterfly Stripes

I took a little 'me' time this evening to create a card for a couple of challenges that are going on! I have been so busy with THIS that I haven't had much time to 'play'!

So I took an hour out after tea and made this card ...

The current challenge over on A Passion for Papertrey is to incorporate stripes into your project. Stripes are still on trend and so I thought about how I could incorporate them into a card along with a butterfly. It had to be a butterfly because the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Celebration is still going on and todays challenge is to incorporate a butterfly into your project! 

So to save me some time I decided to incorporate both challenges into one card! I used PTI's Faux Ribbon stamp set to create the stripes using Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz & Aqua Mist Ink. The Sentiment from Faux Ribbon is stamped using Stampin' Up! Basic Grey. 

I then cut the Butterfly Dreams butterfly from Basic Grey CS and stamped one of the butterflies from Butterfly Dreams stamp set in Fresh Snow Ink. A little bit of bling added to the butterfly which is mounted on foam pads and I was done! 

I'm really pleased how this turned out! 

Be sure to check out both the challenges and also THIS BLOG for all the info on what I've been up to! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Uniko Studio - Design Team Member Announcement!


Just a quick post to let you know about Uniko Studio's Design Team member announcement over on the blog! More to follow tomorrow & leading up to Saturday!!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary Day 2


Well, it's Day 2 of the PTI 5th Anniversary celebrations over at Nichole's Blog. I missed joining in yesterday with Day 1, but I just had to find some time in my busy schedule to squeeze in a card for todays challenge!

Today the Designers & New Designers for PTI have designed us some freebie images to use to create a project.

I chose to use Erin's image, I have to say they are all lovely and I'm looking forward to the year ahead to see what they all have in store!

On to the card ...

I used Background Basics Music & Grunge me to create this card. I used some yummy Raspberry Fizz & Hawaiian Shores Ink.

I saw this card LO on Pinterest and had to give it a go! I hope to squeeze in another card or two if I can! If I don't be sure to check out Uniko Studio Blog tomorrow for some more introductions! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Introducing .....

The time has come for me to share something exciting! My new venture into the world of business, so without further ado;


Uniko Studio will feature high quality photopolymer stamps designed & manufactured here in the UK. If things go well I hope to branch out with other crafting supplies.

Since starting & graduating with a first class honours, from a degree in Surface Pattern Design I knew that my new path in life would be a creative one. I have always been creative & enjoyed the hobby of making cards for as long as I can remember. I decided in my final 2 years of my degree that I would combine my love for designing with my hobby & create a new business venture! 

Uniko Studio will officially open on Saturday 11th February 2012. Up until that day I will be introducing you to the 2 members of my design team & showing you a few sneak peeks of the first stamp sets to be released! I will post here on littleshopofcrafts but why not follow me on my Uniko Studio blog!! 

On the 11th February Uniko Studio will also be at The Paperlane Demo Day in Northallerton from 10am - 4pm. There you will be able to meet me, see the stamps in real life & even join me in a make & take using some of the new stamps! 

I hope that you are as excited as I am about this new adventure!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Butterfly Effect

Belated Happy New Year Everyone!

I'm sorry I have been MIA for so long, things have been crazy busy around these parts, but more of that a bit later!! All I'll say for now is watch this space!!

Anyway, I'm here today to share a card for the first Paperlane Challenge of 2012. The challenge is to be inspired by a book.

I'm not a big reader of books though I go through spurts of reading! I was inspired more by the title of the book 'The Butterfly Effect' rather than the content of the book.

If people are like me, when I receive a handmade card it makes me happy so it has a positive effect on me. So there you have it, I was inspired by a book title! That still counts right?! 

For the card I used some lovely Kaiser Kraft papers, Sizzix Circle Dies, Hero Arts Butterfly Stamp & used Copics to colour it. If you want the full list of supplies just ask!

Be sure to pop on over to The Paperlane Challenge blog to join in on the fun! 

I'll be back later this week for a BIG announcement! Exciting times!!
Thanks for stopping by!