Tuesday 30 April 2019

Uniko May Release Sneak Peeks

Its time for the May 2019 Release over at Uniko!
There are 4 new clear stamp sets, 2 designer die collections to match previously released clear stamps and a brand new stencil design. These will be available to purchase on Sunday 5th May 2019 at 9pm GMT. 

Let's have a look at the peeks...

This set of clear stamps is inspired by Bev's love of the design movement - Mid Century Modern (1933 - 1965). 

More retro designs have inspired two new Background Blocks clear stamps...

There's also a stencil that fits in too.

Lastly for the stamps this release, there's a new Large Background clear stamp design...

Recently, Bev did a poll on the Uniko Facebook page to see whether stampers prefer small or large background stamps. the majority of you preferring lager backgrounds. So Bev listened and will be bringing more of these larger background stamps in the near future.
Lastly, there are two coordinating Designer Die Collections to previously released clear stamp sets. Can you tell which ones from these peeks?! 

That is all the sneak peeks for this release, which means tomorrow the FUN starts!! We'll be back along with our Guest Designer Jenny from Crafting in the Country to start the product introductions with lots of inspiration. 

We'd love to know what you are most excited to see in this line up of products and what your favourite is! 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you will come back in the next few days, to see how this new release can be used.

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Getting there

Hi, hope you are well.
I'm getting there, that is my shoulder is getting back to something like normal after breaking the top of my humerus in a fall, but I still have to be careful and not over do things. So slow and steady wins the race as they say. I'm still very frustrated about my inability to do things but I have been trying out a little bit of crafting, just to see how it fares.
My Big Shot has been out of bounds as I couldn't turn the handle and keep the plates level with one hand but I tried this week after the consultant said that there were no bits sticking out where there shouldn't be! 
I decided to use it to cut some foam flowers with my Altenew Rose Flurries dies, not much force needed to cut these out, just a bit of stabilising with my left hand. The cut outs could then be turned into stamps, adding them to acrylic blocks with a Pritt stick!

Here's the end result, albeit that it took me all week to finish!

Over at CAS Mix up, they are focusing on layered embossing so as the die cuts are meant to be layered, why not stamp with them too. 
On a panel of blue card I stamped the base layer with Versamark and embossed with clear semi dull WOW EP. The top layer was added over the top, this time using WOW sparkly platinum EP. The Sugar Pea sentiment was stamped over a strip of matching embossed blue card in the same platinum EP.
The idea for the card was sparked by this super card, here, using single die cut elements.

The physio gave me some more advanced exercises yesterday to help build up the muscles and gently stretch those tendons. My range of movement has improved, some directions better than others, but still a way to to go until I'm back to full mobility.
So as it says at the top I'm slowly getting there and hopefully I will be back with some more makes soon.
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Sunday 7 April 2019

A Spring Fling at STAMPlorations

Evening peeps.
Still on the injured list but popping by to share this card that I made soooo long ago for this month's Spring Fling at STAMPlorations.

This stamped and embossed panel was the second pull from this original inking. (please use link for explanation of the technique) 
Instead of using the bold black embossing powder, I over stamped with the Blossom Sprays #2 with a silver pearl EP to match the softer stamped image. The layout is the same but a pale pink strip replaces the bold orange and the large stacked Magical die cut sits atop a matching strip of silver glitter paper. The stamped birthday wishes is from Layered Water Melon.

If you are only just finding out about our Spring Fling, the details are as follows. 
From April 1 to 12, one lucky crafter who leaves comments on the STAMPlorations blog and fellow designers' blogs will win a prize. You'll want to stop by there every day to see the spring-themed projects by the STAMPlorations girls, as well as the prize that's up for grabs for the day. 

Commenting closes on Friday, April 19, and we'll announce the winners in a special post on Monday, April 22.
Comments for today's posts have the chance to win one of Shirley's Bee's Knees stamp sets.

So to join in for the chance to win some fab prizes, just leave a comment here before heading off to visit the rest of the STAMP gals.

Stop by the store anytime this month to check out the Spring Fling April Sale
All throughout April, products in the SPRING FLING section of the store are 25% off instantly! No code needed -- the discount is automatically applied to qualifying products on checkout.

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