Friday 27 November 2015

Reminder: Uniko Challenge # 27

Hi everybody!! Just popping in with a quick reminder about the current Uniko Studio Challenge  which is underway at the moment. The theme is:

              CHRISTMAS with optional twist of CAS (Clean and Simple)

I'm very honoured to have been invited as Guest Designer for this last challenge of the year. Bev knows I love nothing better than designing a 'clean and simple' card, so this is such a thrill for me!!

And I just have to say that the Gallery for the challenge so far is filled with so many amazing and inspiring card designs. You definitely need to have a look!!

For this card I had snowflakes on my mind, and for me nothing goes better with white snowflakes than blue:

I started by die cutting a circle of white CS with a die from Couture Creations. I stamped and heat embossed in white some snowflakes from Uniko Studio sets 'Big & Bold - Snow' and 'Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions'. I then very carefully used my mini blending tool and Distress Ink 'Peacock Feathers' to add some soft colour.

After die cutting a smaller circle from vellum, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from 'Big & Bold - Snow' in white and adhered it over the snowflakes with very tiny pieces of double-sided tape behind the letters. This way the tape doesn't (hopefully) show. A few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh gave it the sparkle it needed!

I have six challenges I would like to enter:

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 77 

CAS on Sunday Challenge # 72 (Christmas)

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)

Simply Create Too Challenge #99 (Snow/Use mostly white)

AAA Card Challenge # 53 (Anything Goes)

Fusion Card Challenge 

You have until Friday 4th December to link your projects to the Uniko Studio challenge. The Design Team have some more inspirational projects on the blog for you too. I do hope you have the time to join in and thanks so much to Bev and the Team for making me feel so welcome!!!

Take care


  1. Serene, classy and so perfectly CAS and Christmassy Shona. Love it and the dimension.
    Thanks for being a superb GD this month and I'm thrilled to see you've also linked your card up at ATCAS and AAA Cards. Thanks so much. Sarah xx

  2. This is beautiful as always, Shona! Love the soft blue with the flurry of snowflakes. It has been fun having you join us as GD this month :)

  3. Always love your cards Shona so it's been a delight having you GD at Uniko this month. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards too.

  4. Seriously awesome. So calm and peaceful, unlike my house right now.

  5. CAS but perfect for the upcoming season, Shona! I'm a blue girl, too, so I love this design, such a soft lovely shade! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. So elegant and stunning, Shona! I love the soft blue circle with all those sweet snowflakes and your vellum sentiment is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  7. CAS and gorgeous, Shona ... and perfect in these yummy colours! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Love the layered circles and soft blue! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

  9. Oooo, Shona. This is a beautiful CAS card. I saw it in Fusion's gallery and came over for another look. Lovely!

  10. Shona, this is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

  11. Shona, you are Queen of circle shapes! Love the focal element you created. Thank you for celebrating our 3rd Birthday and sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS. -Ksenija, DT

  12. Beautiful light inking of the background ... you have obviously managed a much lighter touch than me :) ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  13. Sweet that soft beautiful blue!

  14. Beautiful CAS design! The coloring is yummy!