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November 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Welcome to the Uniko November 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

As we’ve quite a few new followers here, (“Hello & Thank you”) I will explain what’s going on! Here at Uniko I *USUALLY* only release new products every other month. This is for a number of reasons, firstly, being an avid paper crafter myself and knowing the current economic climate I know ‘some’ are on a limited budget when it comes to buying new stash, so this way you’re not tempted to splurge too much every month.

The second reason is that it is just me here at Uniko HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 2 year old twin boys. So releasing every other month gives me chance to keep my head above water, well…just about! However, with having a break over the Summer with releases I wanted to squeeze one last release in before the end of the year!

So I am back today, with the help of the awesome design team to introduce you to the three clear stamp sets available to purchase HERE now!

If you missed any of the product introductions, you can catch up HERE and HERE.

Let’s have a look at the three clear stamp sets…

First up is Christmas Pop, this is a FUN geometric styled Christmas Tree building stamp set. Along with the obvious Christmas theme it is also suitable for other occasions and stylised creations.

Christmas Pop £9 / £9.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016 www.uniko.co.uk

Next we have a mini Christmas Sentiment clear stamp set called Most Wonderful. This set contains two full mixed font sentiments and then a multitude of mix font sentiment building stamps.

Most Wonderful £4 / £4.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016 www.uniko.co.uk

Lastly but by no means least we have a fun addition to the ‘Rustic’ collection! This fun mini set has so many possibilities on its own, but pair it with sentiments and images from Rustic Christmas and Background Builders: Vines and Vines Winter Additions for even MORE possibilities!

Rustic Wreath £4 / £4.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016 www.uniko.co.uk

Now I have done all the formal introductions, how about some more cards using these sets to inspire you…

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First up I have used Christmas Pop in a non Christmas way. This set contains some fun geometric triangles and I couldn’t resit using them to create a funky background for a birthday card.

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I used two of the triangles to create my BG and then I coloured sections of the decreasing triangle one using my Stampin’ Up! bright marker collection. I then stamped a sentiment from Simply Said Birthday onto a banner die cut (Project Life) and adhered it to the card using foam adhesive.

Next I decided to go Christmassy, I really need to build up my stash of Christmas cards ready to send out 😉 This time I opted for a reasonably quick CAS card using the outline tree and some Papertrey Ink Bitty Dot Designer Paper.

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After fussy cutting the Christmas Trees, which too the longest! I stacked/layered them one on top of the other leaving a small border to create taller elongated tree. The sentiment is from Most Wonderful and I finished the card off with a few sparkly star embellishments.

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My last card for today uses Rustic Wreath. This time I used the wreath to make a garland along the edge of my card. I embellished the garland with a couple of the smaller stamps from the set to fill it out and add interest.

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I then stamped the ‘deck the halls’ sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink, to tie in with the berry sprig stamped in the garland. To finish the card off I stamped a cluster of the smaller images from the set to embellish the sentiment as it needed a little something to balance the card out.

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That’s all I have to share with you, but we also have an awesome Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY! Simply hop along the links below and be sure to leave a comment along the way for your chance to WIN the ENTIRE release! A winner will be picked at random from all the comments left along the hop before Midnight Friday 2nd December GMT.

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

I really hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration this week. Thank you for all the lovely comments, they are all appreciated.

Happy hopping & shopping!!

Stamp Of The Week – Rustic Christmas

Hey!

This week I am continuing with Rustic Christmas as my SOTW, I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have shared so far? I thought I might run out of ideas, but luckily my creative mojo has reappeared and the ideas are flowing!

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Today I have a super quick CAS card…

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I’ve had a lovely bean free day, but it has been jam packed with a mix of catching up on housework and work in the studio. I was hoping for a little more creative time, hence the CAS card tonight!

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This time I have combined Rustic Christmas with Background Builders: Winter Vines clear stamp set. It’s another design idea I have been itching to get stamped 😉

That’s all I have to share today, I will be back tomorrow with more using this set. Don’t forget that the set is discounted HERE for this week only.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Rustic Christmas and Background Builders: Winter Vines

Ink:- VersaFine Onyx Black. Stampin’ Up! Old Olive and Real Red

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up! White, Old Olive and Real Red

Introducing… Marvellous Mehndi and Simply Said II

YAY!

I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the Sept/Oct product  release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks at the 5 clear stamp sets being released and NOW it is time for the Design Team and I to introduce them to you.

Today we are introducing you to two clear stamp sets called Marvellous Mehndi and Simply Said II. Marvellous Mehndi is my modern approach to the Mehndi / Henna style with a hint of paisley too. It features a large focal mandala stamp and a variety of smaller stamps to create your own patterns. Simply Said II is an additional/follow on clear stamp set from Simply Said. It features sentiment stamps in the same font and size, giving you even more occasions, sentiment combinations and possibilities!

How about some eye candy…

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The largest mandala stamp contained in the set has quite a bit of detail and is awesome for those who love to colour and colouring is VERY trendy right now. I have shown a sample HERE on the Uniko blogspot blog of how it can be coloured simply.

However, it also looks fabulous stamped in coloured inks with no colouring for those who are not big on that! As you can see I reached for my favourite trio of ink colours and paired them with SU! Smokey Slate 😉 Just partially stamping the image on two raised panels of white CS and the lower with a sentiment from Simply Said II adhered flat to the card.

 

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Ok, that’s all I have to share with you here, but hop along the Design Team Blog links below for even more inspiration. I know for a fact you won’t be disappointed, the team have created amazing projects showcasing how this set can be used…

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

The set will be fully revealed and available to purchase HERE on Saturday October 1st (World Card Making Day!) at 9am BST. However, the Design Team and I will be back tomorrow with the last two more product introductions and lots more inspiration! If you missed yesterday’s introduction of Originally Organic, you can catch up on it HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the introduction of this set!

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Uniko Sponsors AAA Cards Challenge

Hey!

Uniko is super proud and happy to be sponsoring this fortnights AAA Cards challenge HERE. By joining in on the challenge you have the chance to win a £10 eGift Certificate to spend in store!

This time it is a theme challenge…

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I decided to combine my Guest Designer card with my Stamp Of The Week card. This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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I was going to be creative and dust off my sewing machine to add some stitching, but time got the better of me and my machine is buried under a pile of half started sewing projects 😉

So instead I decided to opt for the faux stitching effect…

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I used one of my favourite Mama Elephant edging dies to cut a white scalloped strip that has a faux stitch effect.

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I adhered the strip near to the bottom of my card before stamping the leaves, flowers and swirls. All the supplies I have used are listed below, be sure to pop on over HERE to see what the AAA Cards Design Team have made to inspire you and for all the challenge details. I hope to see you in the gallery!

 AND before I go I have a LIMITED time only SALE!

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Ok, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this weeks SOTW set is discounted HERE for this week only.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Natures Treasures IISimply Said, Background Builders: Vines

Ink:- VersaMagic Tea Leaves, Hint Of Pesto, Spanish Olive and Pink Grapefruit. VersaFine Onyx Black

Card Stock:- SU! Thick Whisper White

Accessories: SU! Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Mama Elephant Die, Adhesive Pearls

Stamp Of The Week – Natures Treasures II

Hey!

This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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This set was and still is one of my favourite and definitely a ‘go to’ set when I need some leaves. It pairs wonderfully with loads of Uniko clear stamp sets, but also works well on it’s own too.

Today, whilst playing with the beans I have been thinking all things wreaths and designing all sorts in my head! This evening, once they had gone to bed it was time to put these virtual designs onto paper…

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I started by stamping the smallest outline leaf from the set in two colours of green and fussy cut them out. I then adhered them to the card, trimming and tucking in the stems to create a wreath.

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I added a sentiment from Simply Said and then stamped tiny flowers from Background Builders: Vines and Winter Vines.

The layout of my card today was also inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below.

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Ok, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with more to share using this set. Don’t forget that the set is discounted HERE for this week only.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Natures Treasures IISimply Said & Background Builders: Vines and Background Builders: Winter Vines

Ink:- SU! Lucky Limeade & Old Olive. VersaFine Onyx Black. PTI Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz and Summer Sunrise

Card Stock:- SU! Thick Whisper White and Lucky Limeade

Accessories:- Wink Of Stella

Have You Joined Us Yet?

Hey!

Some of the team and I along with Carol our Guest Designer are here to remind you that there is still time to join in on the July Uniko challenge.

We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

Whatever the season around the world there is always flowers! So whether you choose Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter the theme this month is flowers.

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 month we have another super Guest Designer joining us this month, Carol from Just Me C

Carol was the lucky winner from Challenge #32 and has created another beauty to inspire you…

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol and leave some love :)

Now, my creativity seems to have wandered since the warm weather has decided to pay a visit, so I do apologise for the poor attempt today…

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I was inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below and turned to my favourite colour combination to help spark my mojo!

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The sentiment is from Simply Said Birthday and the tiny rose and leaves from Background Builders: Vines. I added a few tiny rhinestones to fill the gaps and add a little sparkle.
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If you need a little more incentive to play along, of course there are prizes…
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £15 gift voucher.
  • 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 12th August (7.00pm EDT).

I hope to see you in the gallery!

Hugs

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Stamp Of The Week – Celebrate With Cake

Anyone for MORE cake?!

Time for a NEW Stamp Of The Week (SOTW) and this week I am dusting off… Celebrate With CakeCelebrateWithCakepp

Todays card came together pretty quickly this afternoon whilst the beans were eventually napping. I had a cake top already prepared from last night so all there was to do was decide on a layout and elements to mix with the cupcake.

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When I saw the new challenge over at CASology HERE, which this week is to use chevrons I thought, why not, chevrons could be pretty cool with a cupcake!

And this is what I came up with…

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I started by stamping the cupcake case in Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombré ink and then masked it to stamp the chevrons from Background Builders: Chevrons (Retired) in SU! Going Grey ink.

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The chevrons are then lightly watercolored, as I didn’t use watercolour CS. I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to do this and added a light coating of Wink Of Stella over the top too. I then adhered the glittered cupcake frosting from yesterday, stamped the sentiment and embellished with a few SU! It’s My Party Enamel Dots.

Because I wasn’t totally sure where this card was going, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out and I think the chevrons work well with the design.

As you can’t have a party without CAKE, I am entering my card into the challenge over at Gobal Design Project. Their challenge HERE is a theme…

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Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I have a TON of work to do and a class on Saturday to prepare for along with a workout in the gym!

I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set and don’t forget that this set is discounted HERE on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Celebrate With Cake, Background Builders: Chevrons (Retired)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, SU! Going Grey and Hero Arts Pink to Red Ombré

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and Smokey Slate

Accessories: Wink Of Stella. Foam Adhesive, Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and SU! Glitter 

Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #2

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Flower Power #2

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This set is one of my all time favourite flowers, it is originally based on a cherry blossom. The set has recently come back in stock and so I decided I would dust it off and give it some more love.

This is how I decided to use it today…

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As usual I was inspired by a challenge, the same as Tuesday! My colour combination is from the new ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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I recently purchased the SU! Sunshine Wishes dies as I just LOVE the heart die in the collection, which I have used on my card today. The layout of my card is a CASE of one I came across on Pinterest HERE.

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I was hoping to have shared this yesterday, but simply ran out of time, this week is going WAY to fast! 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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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Flower Power #2, Background Builders: Vines, Natures Treasures I and Simply Said

Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay. VersaFine Onyx Black

Cardstock: SU! Night Of Navy & Whisper White

Accessories: SU! Sunshine Wishes Dies, It’s My Party Enamel Dots, Rhinestones & Wink Of Stella.

Uniko Challenge #33

Hi!

Welcome to the June Uniko challenge.  We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

We have a FUN photo inspiration challenge this month. Simply use the graphic above to inspire your creation, whether it be the colours, pattern or layout. The possibilities are endless!

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 month we have another super Guest Designer joining us this month, Anita from My Papercraft World.

Anita was the lucky winner from Challenge #31 and has created this beauty to inspire you…

CLICK HERE to see more from Anita and leave some love :)

This is how I was inspired…

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Like Sarah G I was inspired to use Garlands Galore with tiny flowers from Background Builders: Vines and hearts from Flower Power #3. I was also inspired by a birthday card I received this year and have been wanting to ‘CASE’ it ever since. when I saw the inspiration photo that Nicki chose I knew the design would work.

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In hindsight, the grey I used for the garland strings is a little dark and I wish I had used my  SU! Going Grey rather than PTI Smokey Shadow – never mind!

The other colours I used are VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit, Mango Madness and Oasis Green. The sentiment is from Simply Said.

The Uniko Design Team have done an awesome job and have created a wealth of inspiration HERE. Be sure to pop on over to the Uniko blogspot blog to find the links and also the linky to link up your creations!

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

 * The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher.
* The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 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 150 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 8th July (7.00pm EDT).

I hope to see you in the gallery!

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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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Here’s todays card…

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I was inspired by the new CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below. I opted for my usual ‘go to’ colours for a bright and modern card.

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The sentiment is from Pure Florals: Cosmos and I added a few SU! It’s My Party enamel dots and to the Smokey Shadow outline triangles I added some Wink Of Stella.

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Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I feel like I am getting a cold :( so an early ‘ish’ night is in order! 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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