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Design Team Inspiration… Colouring on Kraft Card

Hey all it’s Rahmat here.

I am up with a simple card using the Flower Power set, and sentiment from the Pure florals – Lily. Please watch the video, it is self explanatory.

You can also stop by my instagram at rahmat.ccc, if you want to hear me out about how I made this card, it is a shorter video over there.

I hope you like what I have come up with. Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Uniko & Simply Cards & Papercraft!

Hey!

It’s a miserable rainy October day here in the NE of the UK, but I have some news which has brightened my day & hopefully yours too!

I’m super duper excited to share my latest digital stamp collection and feature in Simply Cards & Papercrafts…

Yep, along with 2 releases in a row and the NEW Uniko Stencils, I’ve been busy again behind the scenes here at Uniko and designed this collection of 5 digital stamps. See them featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts issue 169. The issue is out and available to buy today from most leading supermarkets and shops who sell magazines.

The digital collection is available to download HERE.

You might recognise some of these images from now retired Uniko clear stamps, but I have revised them slightly and refreshed them. I’ve also added in some current Uniko imagery along with a fun new curved holly design, which I have used on one of my cards featured in the magazine.

I hope to share a few more projects using this collection soon, but in the mean time I’d LOVE to see what you create if you download and use the collection. Please email photos of your projects to bev@uniko.co.uk and say if you are happy for me to share them here on the blog too! Or #unikoltd on Instagram or Facebook.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the freebie!

October 2017 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

WhooHoo!

It might be Monday, but it is a HAPPY Monday here at Uniko HQ, as it is FINALLY release day! All the products and sneak peeks at brand spanking NEW products are now available HERE to purchase.

Hopefully you have hopped over from the Uniko Blogspot blog HERE, where I have formally introduced all NINE new products lining the shelves! We have 5 new clear stamp sets, 2 new Designer Dies AND 2 NEW Uniko Stencil Designs!!

How about a little bit of inspiration using the new products…

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First up is this wintery snowflake window card. I’ve used Background Blocks Falling Snowflakes, stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in white behind a window die cut using a tag shaped die. I’ve then added a sentiment from Festive Sentiments and embellished the design with the small Designer Die Snowflake.

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My next are samples I created whilst demoing at Stamp Magic yesterday. I couldn’t resist giving the NEW Uniko Stencils a whirl with my recently purchased and growing collection of Distress Oxide Inks and then doing some simple stamping using Block Party Christmas and Organic Wishes.

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Here I have used Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry to blend together using a ‘pouncing’ motion with my ink blending tool over the Wonky Stripes Stencil. I have then stamped the heart ended seed heads, double stem and sentiment from Organic Wishes.

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While I was using the Wonky Stripes Stencil I sent ahead and created another panel using the same colours. This time I decided to over stamp Block Party Christmas.

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It is a really fun and unique way of adding colour and interest to these subway art style stamps! Plus each time you blend the colours you can achieve a different colour way, blend mix and look of the stencil design.

Lastly I decided to give some more love to the Scattered Polka Dots Stencil and again paired it with Block Party Christmas.

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Hopefully I have inspired you a little more using the new products available today, but I know that the Design Team have some fabulous inspiration too, so be sure to hop along the links below and to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE October 2017 Release!! You have until Midnight (BST) Monday 23rd October to comment and the winner will be announced Tuesday 24th October.

Happy Hopping!

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

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Introducing… Organic Wishes

Hey & Happy Sunday!

I look forward to seeing any of you that might be attending Stamp Magic in Doncaster today :)

Anyway, let’s get back to the October 2017 product release and introduce the final clear stamp set.  If you have missed days 1 – 4 you can catch up HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE!

Today’s clear stamp set was inspired by some doodles that DT member Lindsey sent me and I got to working and Organic Wishes was born. This set features a selection of modern seed heads and wishes sentiments. It is designed in a similar style to Originally Organic and Originally Organic Additions as well as having small features found in Uniko Style and Natures Treasures.

Here are another couple of cards using this set…

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For my first card I just had to get this idea onto a card and show how this set can be used differently! To me some of the seed heads reminded me of fireworks and so I created this CAS and fun Happy New Year card.

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The sentiment is from the NEW Festive Sentiments clear stamp and I’ve added some simple Copic colouring to the ends of the seed head fireworks and some glittery Nuvo Drops randomly to the card.

My next design is all thanks to Jen Timko (thank you Jen) and this awesome card she shared HERE, I loved the colours and the layout Jen used and knew this set would be perfect to CASE Jen’s card with…

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The seed heads on the grey die cut panel are heat embossed in white and I have used some Lawn Fawn rectangle dies for both the layered panels.

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That’s all from me here, but be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won’t be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has, along with all the clear stamps and other products being released tomorrow?!

I hope you will join us again tomorrow as we have our traditional Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY. Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp :)

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Introducing… Background Blocks Wonky Stripes

Hey & Happy Weekend!

I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the October 2017 product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks and we are now onto day 4 of the product introductions. You can catch up HERE, HERE and HERE with day 1, 2 and 3.

Today the Design Team and I are introducing the next stamp in the Background Blocks series called Wonky Stripes. Like the other Background Blocks clear stamps, this is a fun block of pattern that can be used for so many different occasions as you will see from the inspiration from the DT.

I had so many ideas for this stamp, but limited time to make my samples this week, hence my lateness today. My apologies for that, I was up late packaging a restock of stamps that cam yesterday for Stamp Magic tomorrow!

Anyway, how about a look at my first card…

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I decided I needed to give my Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers an outing and quickly watercolored this background and then heat embossed the Background Blocks Wonky Stripes in white. I then used a Stampin’ Up! Stitched Square Framelit die to die cut it and added a small Uniko Designer Die Snowflake. This feature element is mounted on foam adhesive. The sentiment is from Simply Said Christmas and stamped in Lawn Fawn Manatee ink.

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Next up I decided to use the wonky stripes like a patterned paper panel, like I did on my Festive Sentiments sample HERE.

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I simply used my MISTI tool to stamp the stripes along the edge using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I then added another shorter panel stamped with a sentiment from Festive Sentiments and the holly berries and leaves from Winter Foliage. The two panels are divided by a small strip of red card.

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That’s all from me here, but be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won’t be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Monday 16th October at 9am GMT.
Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 7th – 10th October, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 11th – 15th October, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Monday 16th October 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp :)

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Introducing… Background Blocks Falling Snowflakes

YAY!

I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the October 2017 product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks and we are now onto day 3 of the product introductions. You can catch up HERE and HERE with day 1 and 2.

Today the Design Team and I are introducing the next stamp in the Background Blocks series, called Falling  Snowflakes. If you’ve been a long time follower, you will know that I love, love LOVE snowflakes :) so this stamp just had to be done!

Plus I am reintroducing the Designer Dies Snowflake Trio – YAY! This set of dies was originally launched back in October 2013 and due to various reasons that I won’t bore you with, I scaled back on restocking dies. Anyway, I am super duper pleased to have this set back in and available to purchase again with the October Release!!

So, how about some inspiration using these products…

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This card shows the design in it’s entirety, a lovely cascade of simple snowflakes! Here I have embossed them in white onto Stampin’ Up! Night Of Navy card along with an embossed sentiment from BIG & BOLD Snow. I added a few baby blue tiny rhinestone for a little sparkle too!

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I used my MISTI to position both the sentiment and the background block, as I knew I would want to do another card using this layout and this is how…

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I simply reversed the colours and this time added a medium snowflake from the Designer Die Snowflake Trio, which is smothered in Stampin’ Up! glitter!

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Hopefully you can see the sparkle in the photo above, it sure makes my heart happy to see sparkly Uniko snowflakes again!

That’s all from me here, but be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won’t be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Monday 16th October at 9am GMT.

Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 7th – 10th October, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 11th – 15th October, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Monday 16th October 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!
Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp :)

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Have You Joined In?

Hey & Happy Friday!

I’m here today with the Design Team and our Guest Designer to remind you that there is still time to join in on this month’s Uniko challenge. Here in the northern hemisphere the season is changing and Autumn (Fall) is approaching. So, it seemed appropriate to make it this months inspiration.

Don’t you just love the glorious Autumn/Fall colours? What could be more inspiring than their beauty? So we would love to see all your wonderful autumnal creations popping up in our gallery. And if you’d like to twist with us and add Halloween into your creativity that would be fabulous too!

Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do 😉

* Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to bev@uniko.co.uk and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible 😉

This month we have been lucky enough to have the awesome Vijaylaxmi joining us as a Guest Designer. Go visit her amazing blog and be totally inspired. She’s created a wonderful inspiration card for you using Uniko stamps. Love the warm glow she’s achieved.

The Uniko Design Team also have some autumnal inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs, which you can find over HERE and also the link up to the challenge.

How about some inspiration from me…

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I made this card at the same time as my first Uniko Challenge #43 card, as I already had the ombré stripes stamped and I was loving the Beautiful Blooms III stamped in these Autumn colours 😉

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I used my Altenew inks for all my stamping and I can’t wait to get my hands on some more at Stamp Magic in Doncaster on Sunday (hopefully)! They really do ink nicely AND they take the hard work out of matching shades for layered stamping.

I’ve added some dimension with the flowers using two depths of foam adhesive and added some clear Wink Of Stella to just the detail on the blooms. The sentiment is from the recently released Simply Said Blocks and I added some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.

So are you all fired up and ready to get crafting?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.  I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.

THE PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 27th October 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

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Uniko Sponsors Passion For ProMarkers!

Hello again!

I did say it was a busy day here at Uniko HQ and I am back again to let you know that Uniko is super happy to be sponsoring another challenge in blog land… Passion For ProMarkers!

This week HERE at Passion For ProMarkers they want to see ’embossing’ on your project. It can be any type of project and any technique of embossing, as long as you use some kind of Windsor & Newton (formally Letraset) product to colour the project.

So I challenged myself to play along and as I don’t have many ProMarkers, just the Neon collection, I opted for a ‘Happy’ card…

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It feels like and age since I used Decorative Doilies The Hands Of Time and the thought of colouring one of my favourite doilies neon made me happy. I started out by stamping the doily in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and quickly adding Stampin’ Up! black EP. This helped me to keep the colour inside the lines!

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The ‘Happy’ sentiment is also heat embossed, fussy cut out and adhered using foam adhesive. You are getting another peek at a October 2017 Release clear stamp set 😉

I hope you’re inspired to join in on the challenge & I look forward to seeing you in the gallery. That is all I have to share today, but I will be back with the Uniko DT tomorrow with our first October 2017 product introduction.

Until then, thanks for stopping by!

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Uniko Sponsors CASology!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I do hope you are having a good week so far? It is a busy one here at Uniko HQ as we are in full swing with the October 2017 Release. We have had all the clear stamp set sneak peeks and I have been sharing some other product peeks over on Instagram and Facebook! There is also a peek at a new die collection in this post 😉

Anyway, along with all the festivities, Uniko is super duper happy to be sponsoring one of my favourite challenges this week, CASology.

This week the cue word over at CASology HERE is ‘ODD’…

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I found this a little hard a first, but I then got to thinking of odd numbers and this card came about…

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I chose an ‘odd’ number of flowers and my favourite number! I dusted of Flower Power #1 clear stamps and paired them with the NEW matching Flower Power Designer Dies. Yep, another NEW set of coordinating dies :)

The layout of my card is loosely based on this weeks CAS Colours & Sketches sketch seen HERE and below. I’ve my Design Team card over HERE too, if you want some more inspiration today!

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To make my card a little more ‘odd’ I decided to use both positive and negative die cutting for the flower trio…

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I hope you’re inspired to join in on the challenges & I look forward to seeing you in the galleries too! I will be back a little later on with another Uniko Sponsorship card!

Until then, thanks for stopping by!

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NBUS Challenge #12 and a BIG peek at something NEW!

Hey!

I can’t believe it’s day 9 of Darnell’s NBUS #12 Challenge and I am only ‘just’ finding some time to play along :( Good new is I have an extra day to play along as it’s now on for 11 days!

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Anyway, here’s what I’ve made using some NBUS…

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So, I’ve had a trio of the Distress Oxide inks (Worn Lipstick, Broken China & Cracked Pistachio) for quite a while now and I’ve not really had chance to ‘play’ with them and experiment with blending them. That was until last week when I received a newly design Uniko product to test, Uniko Stencils!! This got me all inspired to test drive the inks with this new stencil :)

Yep, you are getting the first real look at ‘one’ of the new stencil designs being released this month! With the popularity of the recently released Background Blocks: Scattered Polka Dots clear stamp, I decided to do a larger version as a 6×6″ stencil.

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And, just look at those inks on kraft card stock? They are so vibrant and I don’t know if it is just me, but they blend SO much easier than the regular distress inks?!

The layout of my card is from the current AAA Cards challenge HERE, which this fortnight is a sketch, seen below. My stencilled panel was perfect to split into 2 and I simply added a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks.

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Ok, that’s all from me today. I have a list as long as my arm of housework and jobs to be done before I head across to Happy Stampers Festival this Saturday! I am sure there is still time to grab a ticket HERE as they’re not available to purchase on the door and must be bought prior to the show.

I am looking forward to the show & if you’re attending please drop by the stand and say ‘Hello’!

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