Friday 3 July 2015

Uniko Challenge # 22

It's my last day alone before the two weeks of the school holidays start. Its pouring with rain and the perfect day to make some cards and catch up on some tv. Brilliant!

I'm skidding in under the wire for the Uniko Challenge.  Their theme is 'Anything Goes with the optional twist of Masculine'. I've only made probably 3 masculine cards ever, so decided to give that a miss and play with some flowers instead:

I wanted to make a one-layer card with Summery colours and lots of flowers. Ticked all those off my list with this one!

It was very simple to make. I stamped the solid flower from Uniko 'Flower Power #5' in alternating inks and then used a mint colour to add the middle part of each flower. After stamping the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in black, I added a few co-ordinating sequins for a bit of interest.

I'm going to also link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge where their link is 'Summer'. I can't wait for warmer days and flowers to be filling my gardens!

And will also join the House of Cards - July Challenge where their theme is some gorgeous strawberries (how I miss those!) and colours:

Back to my card making and tv watching I go. Being able to record all my favourite programmes is fantastic but its so easy to get behind. I have about 3 weeks to catch up on, will have to stay up four days straight to watch it all!!

Take care


  1. Your CAS card is delicious!! The colors match the photo perfectly! Thanks for playing along at the House of Cards!

  2. Glad you didn't go with the masculine twist; this is a beautiful card! Love the sunny colours you picked! Enjoy the weekend and the holidays with the kids! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. Such a pretty wreath of summery flowers, Shona! Gorgeous colours and the mint in the centre is a lovely special touch. Gorgeous!

  4. Lovely and bright and cheery! Your wreath of flowers is delightful. Thanks for joining us for the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

  5. IN. LOVE, Shona!!! This is just beautiful--love the way you used the colors, and I adore the sprinkling of sequins! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. So pretty, Shona ... all those delicious summery colours are perfect for this sweet bloom wreath! Thanks so much for squeezing in under the wire and playing along with us at Uniko! Anita :)

  7. Perfet Colors Shona
    it looks like the photo inspiration
    and love your soft color on those flowers
    adorable Sentiment too ..I guess too it is from Uniko and then I read your explanation yihaa I am right hehe so happy..sweet card you made Shona..see you again at my last post...hope you have time dear...
    many thanks for joining us at HOC this month
    see you again next month
    hugs, Monika DT

  8. The flower wreath is gorgeous - was it hard to get them spaced so perfectly? So romantic and sweet! I'm looking forward to school holidays too because I only work term time.

  9. Beautiful card! I love those smooth, summery colors arranged in a wreath. It's looks just awesome! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC DT

  10. Love, love, love this card! A really wonderful design, love the gentle colours and the flower stamp is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering our July Food or Colour scheme challenge. I hope we see you again for the August challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)