Saturday, 12 January 2013

ADDICTED TO CAS - Challenge #4

Welcome to our first challenge of 2013!!

We can't wait to start the New Year with our latest challenge. Hosted by me, Karen, our Code Word this fortnight is 
We have an awesome sponsor again for this challenge. Please let me introduce you to 
Uniko Studio is a small company based in the North East of the UK. Uniko Studio specialises in surface pattern design & clear stamps for the hobby market.

Uniko Studio will feature high quality photo polymer stamps designed & manufactured here in the UK, and if things go well we will branch out into other crafting supplies.

Since starting & graduating from Cleveland College of Art & Design, with a first class honours (BA) degree in Textiles & Surface Pattern Design I knew that my new path in life would be a creative one. Since a young girl I have been creative & I have enjoyed the hobby of making cards for as long as I can remember! During the final stages of my degree I focused my projects on designing clear stamps for the hobby market with a clear focus of starting the company once I graduated.

So here I am.. Uniko Studio! I hope you will join me on this adventure & enjoy the NEW stamp designs from Uniko Studio.

Beverley has been kind enough to offer a fabulous prize -

This gorgeous digital collection is up for grabs AS WELL as your choice of 3 x digital paper collections!!!

For my inspiration card I was lucky enough to be able to use the beautiful English Country Garden digistamps together with their Eclectic Mix Summer papers.

I started with an 8" scalloped card blank and put it through my eBosser in an A4 embossing folder.  I then used a Die'sire Embossalicious e/f called Regal Frame and embossed a piece of card which is 6" square.  I printed out four of the papers and then resized the flowers and butterfly and printed each onto different papers using my laser printer.  These were then foiled (which I hope you can see from the photos).  I did the same for the sentiment and punched it out with my EK Success Labels punch.  The finishing touch was some White Opal Liquid Pearls to make the butterfly trail.

To be in the running to win this wonderful prize, please do not forget to check our challenge rules HERE.

Please use the Code Word provided for your inspiration and remember to keep your project Clean and Simple. Now, how are you going to use embossing on your project? Will it be dry or heat or both? We can't wait to see what you come up with.
Pop on over to Addicted to CAS to have a look at the wonderful inspiration the Design Team have come up with.
Thanks for visiting - it's much appreciated.


  1. Very pretty card Karen such a shame your photo's not brilliant, love the layout.


  2. I love how you used the images and papers from Uniko! Your card is lovely!

  3. Lovely images Karen the background embossing isvery pretty.
    Val x

  4. Love love love your embossed background Karen. The 3D flowers and butterflies look lovely with the white base. Beautiful card!

  5. Fabulous my crafty friend , such a wonderful card the background is beautifully embossed and those pretty butterflies and flowers are just perfect, love it !


  6. So pretty, Karen! Great how you've used patterned paper for the images, they look lovely on the white. Sue x

  7. Just beautiful, Karen! You have used our sponsors images wonderfully. Your embossing is too cool for school! xx

  8. Such a beautiful, elegant card, Karendipity! I love the feminine flowers and butterfly and liquid pearls surrounded by your embossing and scallopini! I can't believe you just printed up those stunning papers off your computer. Sigh. Another evolution awaits. It'll be a while for me considering I have 712 pounds of paper in the Playhouse to use up first!! I'm off to think now about embossing ... xxoo Dippy

  9. Hi Karen. Such a gorgeous card. Love all the white! So elegant with the embossed background. Love the papers you've used for your English Garden and butterfly. Nice finishing detail with the pearls. Loll xx

  10. Butterflies and flowers - nothing feels more spring-like and calming than those 2 items! I love the mini stripes on the butterfly, and the trail of pearls is so delicate and pretty on that embossed white card base!

  11. This is such a lovely card Karen. The embossing gives it a real touch of luxury.
    Crafty Hugs, Florence xx

  12. I'm loving that butterfly and all that white space! I love embossed white space!

  13. Such a great, elegant card, I really, really love it! The embossed background is awesome!

  14. Hi Karen, hope you had a good break and that your craft room is getting there - can't wait to see the photos! I love this pretty card with those patterned paper flowers and butterfly. Vicky x

  15. Delicate and pretty, Karen, such subtle colours with all that lovely white! Anita :)

  16. karen,

    I love your paper-pieced images, your card is so soft! Beautiful!



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