Posts tagged “All Occasion Sentiments”

HAPPY Shadows

Hey & Happy Holiday Weekend!

Yep, it’s May Day weekend here in the UK, which means we get tomorrow as an extra day to our weekend! As it is hubby’s birthday tomorrow too, we have come away for a little family getaway and our first taking the beans anywhere overnight!

We are staying in Wrexham ‘just’ in North Wales (also hubby & the beans first time to Wales) and then we are off to Chester Zoo tomorrow, I can’t wait and it’s already been a wonderful adventure with memories to treasure :)

Anyway, last night I had a little time to create and made this card to share with you…

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This is an idea I have been wanting to get on to a card for ages now, but never got round to actually doing. That was until I saw the new challenge HERE over at “Less is More”.

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This week the challenge is shadow and it was the perfect time to test out my shadow stamping with the large HAPPY from All Occasion Sentiments #2.

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Having a MISTI tool is perfect for this technique and makes lining up & stamping the sentiment and images a breeze! I started by stamping the HAPPY in Altenew Parrot Ink and then off setting the HAPPY slightly and stamping in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

I repeated the process with the solid square from Background Builders: Squared which will be back in stock on Tuesday – YAY!

Ok, that’s all I have to share for today, I must make the most of an early night away and get some much needed beauty sleep ūüėČ I will be back tomorrow though with the first of the Uniko May Release Sneak Peeks!

Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Hugs

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Happy 5th Birthday Uniko!

Happy Birthday Uniko!

Today we are celebrating Uniko’s 5th Birthday.¬†I can’t quite believe that Uniko has made it this far! What an amazing 5 years it has been…¬†

Since I began this adventure back in 2012 awesome life events have taken place. From getting married in Hawaii in Sept 2013 to having twins in Sept 2014 and moving house in Feb 2015! Many of you have been with me since the beginning and have been a part of these along with being truly valued customers and supporters of myself and Uniko.

THANK YOU

Without you Uniko wouldn’t be celebrating today, so to show my appreciation I am¬†offering¬†FREE Worldwide Shipping, this weekend!

Usually by now, I would have shared sneak peeks, introduced new products and had a release blog hop today and every other 11th of the month.


This year I have decided to take the pressure off¬†myself¬†a little bit by not having a ‘set’ schedule for new releases. Being a full time mummy to 2 two and a half year olds has enough stresses of it’s own!¬†


So, instead we have a Birthday Linky Party! 


All you need to do is create a birthday card and link it up HERE via the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post.  

The Design Team and I have got the party started and created some birthday cards to inspire you. Be sure to stop on by the blogs via the links and leave some LOVE :)

Here is what I created…

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I decided to break out some NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff), some mini distress inks that I bought a few weeks ago to create a ink blended panel. The layout of my card was inspired by the new CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below.

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I then dusted off a trio of Uniko clear stamps, All Occasion Sentiments #2 for the large HAPPY. Simply Said Birthday for the small BIRTHDAY and Balloon Bash for the balloon and string.

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I used my MISTI for placement of the sentiment and also the balloon string. The balloon is stamped in Hero Arts Mint to Green ombre ink and dusted with clear Wink Of Stella for some added sparkle :)

Be sure to hop on over to the Design Team Blogs for lots more birthday inspiration…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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 G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Now, it wouldn’t be a party without prizes, right?¬†
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – FULL Feb 2017 Release Stamps
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner –¬†¬£25 eGift Certificate¬†
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – In¬†Stock ¬£4 Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
You’ve got plenty of time to join in, the deadline for submission is Midnight GMT Friday 10th March 2017. Winners will be announced Friday 17th March 2017.
Thank you for stopping by today and for joining in on the Uniko Birthday Celebrations!

Hugs

Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps All Occasion Sentiments #2, Balloon Bash and Simply Said Birthday

Ink: Mini Distress Inks Scatted Straw, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Evergreen Bough and VersaFine Onyx Black

Card: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White

Accessories: MISTI, Clear Wink Of Stella and Foam Adhesive.

Uniko Challenge #39 – Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Love

Hey!

Welcome to the January 2017 Uniko challenge and our first challenge for 2017. We have another fun and easy challenge this month to spark your creativity and I have changed the frequency and length of the challenges this year to hopefully give you a little more time to join in on the fun.

So this month we have the following challenge to inspire you…

Anything goes! Don’t you just love these kinds of challenges, I sure do. I love seeing everyones creativity and individuality shine through their creations.

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 ūüėČ
* 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 ūüėČ

This month we have another awesome Guest Designer joining us,¬†Izzy¬†from¬†Izzy Scrap. Izzy has been a regular participant in the Uniko Challenges and was the lucky winner of Challenge #37. Now check out this stunner Izzy has created…

Isn’t this just amazing? I love the embossed circle frame around the stamped heart using a selection of tiny Uniko clear stamps. Be sure to hop on over to Izzy’s blog¬†HERE¬†to find out more and leave some love.

Here’s what I came up with…

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It’s been a while since I had some time to join in on a challenge, so I decided to use a couple to inspire my creativity. First the layout of my card is from the new Freshly Made Sketches challenge seen HERE and below.

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Secondly, I needed a colour combo, so went the Color Throwdown challenge HERE and seen below.

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Usually I’d use a lot of red, but instead I used it to make more of a masculine Valentine card. I also limited the red to highlight the stamped sentiment panel and accentuated the lone red ‘Be Mine’ with red hearts. I used my Misti to stamp the panel :)

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As always the Uniko Design Team have some FABulous inspiration for you too, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more and I am sure they’d love a nice comment too ūüėČ

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Aren’t these just super! Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

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, as I said at the beginning of the post, 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 deadline for submission to this challenge is midnight (GMT) on Friday 24th February (7.00pm EDT).

Have You Joined In Yet?

Hey!

The Design Team and I are back to remind you that there is still plenty of time to join in on the September Uniko challenge HERE. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

This month we have a theme challenge. With signs of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere we are looking for Autumn inspired creations. We have an optional twist of a THANKS card too.

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.

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!
This is what I came up with…

 

So, the Uniko Sept/Oct Release is just round the corner and I have been busy in between packaging stamps for lovely orders & the Happy Stampers Festival, making cards to showcase the new release. Well, as you might see I couldn’t resist using one of the new stamps to accentuate the large ‘thanks’ sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #6.

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I stamped both the sentiment and leaves in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, so that I could use a selection of Autumn colours to colour them in and have the outlines to blend in. ¬†I tried a ombre effect to the ‘thanks’ from light to dark brown and the leaves are just randomly coloured. To finish the card off I added a coating of Wink Of Stella and a couple of SU! Candy Dots.

Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

THE PRIZES
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a ¬£20 gift voucher and opportunity to Guest Design.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who twist with us. This winner will get to choose a stamp set of choice from the store.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 200 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Friday 14th October (7.00pm EDT).

Be sure to head on over HERE for more inspiration from the Design Team and for the link up!

Stamp Of The Week – Background Builders: Triangulate

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†Background Builders: Triangulate

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For todays card I decided to go for a more feminine card, to show that this set is also good for the girls too!

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I was inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketch sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card. My colours were inspired by THIS tribal pin I had saved ages ago.

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I used one of the longer building stamps to stamp the lower section of the white mat layer, stamping it seven times. I then used 4 SU! markers to randomly colour a selection of the triangles.

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The sentiment is a mix of All Occasion Sentiments #2 and Simply Said Birthday. I also stamped a trio of single triangles to accent the sentiment, which is adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

Ok, that’s all from me just now. I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Background Builders: Triangulate

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off… Background Builders: Triangulate

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I’m FINALLY back this week dusting off another clear stamp set that is an awesome ‘go to’ set for those pesky men in our lives ūüėČ

Background Builders: Triangulate came about due to the geometric and tribal trends and was also a follow on set from Background Builders: Circles and Background Builders: Squared.

Anyway, I was browsing Pinterest and came across THIS card by Maile Belles. I loved the layout and simplicity of the design and I had to CASE it using these stamps.

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This is my CASE…

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My colours were inspired by a NEW challenge I came across last week called The Heart Desires. Their current challenge HERE is an inspiration photo, with three options including a colour palette, seen below.

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As you can see I opted for the geometrics and also the colours. I combined two sentiments with the triangles, All Occasion Sentiments #2 and Simply Said, creating another Father’s Day card.

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Ok, that’s all from me just now. I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #3

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†All Occasion Sentiments #3

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I’m back this week dusting off another clear stamp set that came back in stock recently and one which is a go to sentiment set for those quick CAS cards!

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Again todays card is another quick CAS card, with the Easter break over the beans are back at playgroups and now I am full of cold AGAIN :( which has meant not a lot of energy once they are in bed to create :( I’m hoping this one will be short lived!

Anyway, enough of my woes, back card! As you can see I have paired it with the newly released Fun Flowers again.

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My colours were based on the new ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below. I love the soft Spring like pallet.

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A little tip when using the Fun Flowers set it is easier to position and stamp/stack the flowers by starting with the smallest first and working up to the biggest.

Ok, that’s all from me just now. I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #3

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off… All Occasion Sentiments #3

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I’m back this week dusting off another clear stamp set that came back in stock recently and one which is a go to sentiment set for those quick CAS cards! Tonights card was one of those…

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With the April Release now available HERE to buy and the Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY HERE, I couldn’t resist using the Fun Flowers paired with the ‘Fabulous’ sentiment, one of my favourites in the set ūüėČ

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My card is so simple, I literally stamped the ‘Fabulous’ sentiment in VersaMark ink and dusted it with gold embossing powder. Before I heat set any of the card design I repeated the process for each stamped flower. This way you can easily see the images you have stamped and the card won’t get over heated/warped multiple times.

Also I have found that when using the Fun Flowers set it is easier to position and stamp/stack the flowers by starting with the smallest first and working up to the biggest.

Short & sweet from me tonight, I have a couple more orders to pack ready to post tomorrow. It’s a good job the beans like their trip out in the pram everyday ūüėČ

Anyway, I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†All Occasion Sentiments #2

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This is my last project this week featuring this set, I’ve had a lot of fun giving it so much inky love and paring it with other Uniko clear stamp sets. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as me?!

Anyway, I’m not 100% sure of this card, but I thought I would still share it with you…

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My card layout was inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below and I used the current CAS Colours & Sketches colours again seen HERE and below.

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I can’t decide if it is the lighter shade of grey I decided to use which is Soft Stone or if it is the stamped HAPPY background that makes me not *love* my card. However, I was told at University when studying for my degree in Textiles & Surface Pattern that just because you don’t *love* or *like* what you have created, there will be somewhere out there that does.

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OK, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with a NEW SOTW week set. Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week¬†HERE¬†in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Though I have mainly focused on masculine cards this week, I couldn’t resist making a masculine card to ‘match’ the floral feminine card I made HERE yesterday.

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Creating the BG was so much fun and I wanted to test it out using the CAS Colours & Sketches colours seen HERE and below and I also wanted to pair the HAPPY sentiment with images from Nautical Treasures.

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As you can see my main focus colours are the Marina Mist & Smokey Slate, using only a hint of Pool Party with the bakers twine on the tag. I decided to create the same sized card as my floral version and used the same tag, even though the HAPPY sentiment didn’t quite fit I think that it gives a fun & interesting feature to the card.

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OK, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with the last instalment using this SOTW week set. Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week¬†HERE¬†in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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