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Uniko & Simply Cards & Papercrafts

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Argh, so much for getting back into a routine, first one of the playgroups is cancelled this week AND then I end up with a stinking cold, with two crazy 2 year olds running riot!

Anyway, you might have seen me share this on Facebook the other day…

 Yep, Uniko is featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts again, and this time I have designed a lovely floral digital stamp collection. 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.

For those of you unable to locate or purchase the magazine here is a peek at the feature…

AND how about a close up of a couple of the cards I made using the digital stamps…

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!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the freebie!

Simply Cards & Papercrafts!

Hey!

Sorry I have been MIA over the past few days, though it seems like weeks as time is just not slowing down. I’ve been hit by the bugs again this past weekend, I think it’s been a combination of playgroups with the beans and working all the hours once they are in bed!

March already, how did that happen?! Though it’s good as it means Spring here in the UK is only a couple of weeks away – YAY!

You may have seen this photo that I shared around social media towards the end of last week…

I was asked by the lovely Aimes (Editor & Chief of Simply Cards & Papercrafts) if I would design a set of free digital stamps and create some projects. How could I refuse that offer?!

I thought I would share a closer look at the feature in the magazine for those who are unable to purchase the magazine. Also because I have yet to find my creative energy this week :( I’m sure I will at some point as I have some DT stuff to catch up on 😉

Anyway, here is the feature…

You might recognise the bunny from the recently released Some Bunny clear stamp set. I had some more fun posing him in a birthday box and with some birthday balloons 😉

To download your freebie stamps be sure to visit www.papercraftmagazines.com I’d love to see what you create using them :)

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I think another early night is called for if I am going to shift this bug and annoying cough. I’ll be back later this week with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

July 2015 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & SUPER Happy Weekend!

Today is officially release day here at Uniko Studio and hopefully the three sets lining the shelves here at Uniko HQ will take your fancy!

Now grab a drink & let’s get to the fun and see these new clear stamp sets in full…

Garlands Galore £9.95

Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

This is my simple version of a garland or banner building set, complete with finished banners and mini alphabet. I can see myself reaching for elements in this set time & time again.

Home Sweet Home £4.95

Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

This set needs little introductions as you can see it is a home themed set! With a simple focal house sized at 6.5 x 6.5cm with a variety of mix and match sentiments.

Lastly but my no means least we have the next floral in the Pure Florals series and the first mini set…

Pure Florals: Cosmos £4.95

Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

Pure Florals: Cosmos, a sweet mini flower building set with some lovely sentiments in a gorgeous modern font mix :) This is a new favourite of mine and you can be sure to see it being used a lot over the coming weeks!!

Now I have done all the formal introductions, how about some projects showcasing these new sets. I wasn’t having a successful creative day yesterday and all my ideas just wouldn’t come out how I wanted them to, so my efforts are lacking compared to those of the DT that you will see!

Anyway, first up is a super CAS card using Pure Florals: Cosmos…

Apologies for my photo too, the sun was so bright yesterday I just couldn’t get a good pic either!!

I started out with a purple piece of CS I think it could be SU! Retired Lavender Lace, I then stamped the Cosmos in VersaMark and heat embossed it with detail white embossing powder. I then used my ‘go to’ Mama Elephant die to die cut the curve and then added a piece of white card to remake the front of the card to the size of the back.

Next I have a card which combines Garlands Galore with Balloon Bash…

I started out by stamping the star garland across my white CS layer, coloured the stars in with At You Spica pens so they have a little sparkle. I stamped the balloon string and added the small bows from Garlands Galore. The balloon is fussy cut out and mounted with foam adhesive and then I finished it off with a sentiment from Pure Florals: Cosmos.

That’s all from me, but as tradition holds we have our release day blog hop, simply visit & comment along the hop by midnight Saturday 18th July, to be in the chance of winning the ENTIRE release! If you have already purchased any or all of the release a refund will be given.

So, lets see what the AWESOME Design Team have created…

CLICK HERE to see more from Gillian

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today & joining in on all the fun and also for all the visits, comments and support over the last few days with Sneak Peeks & Introducing posts. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as me!

All the new products are available HERE on the website, hope to see you there 😉

THANK YOU so much & Farewell…

Hey!

Happy Weekend to you all.

It’s a sad day here at Uniko, as we are saying THANK YOU and Farewell to another of our Design Team members.

Unfortunately, Sandie has taken the decision to step down from the team :( The team and I are really going to miss Sandie, not only for her creative inspiration with her beautiful cards here on the DT Blog, but also her organisation skills and hard work behind the scenes.

In the short time Sandie has been on the Uniko DT, she has helped me immensely with organising the Uniko Challenges, prepping posts and helping keep the DT up to date.

 As a small token of mine and the teams THANKS we have put together a little blog hop to show you how much we have all appreciated you here on the Uniko DT and you will be missed…

I chose to use one of Sandie’s favourite stamps, the Paradise – Hummingbird! I started out by stamping the bird on a white CS layer in VersaMagic Perfect Pertunia, which is a pinky purple colour, rich and vibrant.

I then used my favourite curved die to cut the panel and stamped the ‘thanks’ sentiment also from the Paradise – Hummingbird set. Then all that was needed was a good sprinkling of glitter and then adhered the panel to a white card base.

The layout of my card was inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below. I rotated the sketch counter clockwise to work with the hummingbird being so large.

 

As I said a few of the team are joining me in wishing you farewell Sandie, so please hop along to their blogs to see their full creations…

 

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

THANK YOU again from the bottom of my heart and Farewell Sandie. I am sure we will continue to see you around blog land and even the odd visit here at Uniko! Hugs to you and enjoy your upcoming holiday :)

NEW Website & a card

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So, finally the NEW and improved Uniko website is up and running (YAY!) I still have products to add (dies and digital stuff), and I plan on adding more gallery photos. But the clear stamps are all up on there and the NEW loyalty points reward system is working too!

Here is a little overview of the loyalty rewards points system…

How it works:

Register for a new account on the new website. You will receive 25 points for opening an account, you only need to create an account once.

For every £1 you spend (not including postage costs) you will receive 1 point.

Once you have accumulated 50 points this will be worth £1 off a future purchase. Or you can save your points up to purchase a product.

  • £4.95 set requires 247 points
  • £9.95 set requires 497 points
  • £15.95 set requires 797 points

Points can be earned through social media, such as liking a product on Facebook, Tweeting & Google+

Points can be earned for referring a friend to Uniko

Points will be added to Uniko customer accounts (once created by the customer) who have ordered on the old website from February 11th 2015 onwards.

Exceptions:

Points will not be earned when purchasing gift certificates.

Points earned while placing an order cannot be used on that order, they will be added to your account on order completion.

If you are not logged into your account when placing an order, you will not receive points on that order.

Uniko has the right to ban or restrict account holders from earning or redeeming points if Uniko deems the user/account holder to be abusing the system.

So with all the new changes and adding the system, unfortunately I haven’t been able to ‘bulk’ transfer across customer accounts. As this could be an inconvenience to you or if you have problems setting up a new account I am able to set up accounts individually. You can login or register an account HERE.

If you require me to set your account up, simply email me at beverley@unikostudio.com with a USERNAME you would like to use (this cannot be changed once the account is set up) and an EMAIL address you want associated with the account. 

If you have ordered from Uniko over the past 2 weeks you will have noticed I have changed the stamp set inlays to co-ordinate with our new fresh look. I will be providing a downloadable file containing ALL the new inlays for you to be able to print at home if you would like all your Uniko clear stamps to look the same. Especially if you are a little OCD like me 😉 This will be available in the next week or so.

Anyway, I think that is all I have to share for now about the website 😉 be sure to have a look about.

I do have a card to share too…

 

This is one of the cards the class made at The Paperlane on saturday, we did some die cutting techniques mixed with ‘spotlight’ stamping. This card was also inspired and a CASE of THIS card by DT member Sarah P.

I decided to use turquoise, instead of the gold like on Sarah’s card and change the orientation and die cut mounted layer. Below is a close up of the detail…

 

I have another 2 classes coming up on July 11th at The Paperlane, which is also Uniko Release Day. We will be using the new products in the class, so if you fancy trying the sets out before you by be sure to secure your place in the class by emailing Caz, caz3410@gmail.com

Ok, that’s all from me today, I had best go and get some work done whilst the beans are still napping! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Supplies: Card Stock: SU! Pumpkin Pie, White (HobbyCraft). Ink: Memento Luxe Rose Bud & Morocco, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem & Mango Madness. Stamps: Uniko Flower Power #7 and All Occasion Sentiments #3Accessories: Papertrey Ink Frame Die, Mama Elephant ‘hello’ die, SU! Glitter