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The Saturday Show Returns!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

Do you remember the feature I used to do called The Saturday Show? I used to have a lot more time on my hands to peruse the internet and blogland to find and comment on all the wonderful Uniko customer projects. I also liked to choose a few and share them here on the Uniko blog.

Now that I am ‘slowly’ getting some time back and the beauty of places like Facebook and Instagram especially, I am able to find and see Uniko customer projects more easily :) So I thought it would be nice to kick start this feature again once a month.

So without further ado it’s over to YOU…

First up is this beautiful Happy Succulents card by Julia, which I spotted over on Instagram. Those beautiful purple hues are so striking. Thank you so much for tagging #uniko over on IG Julia.

Next are two cards also spotted on Instagram by Julie, a wonderful customer at Uniko for many years  (thank you)…

First this pretty Originally Organic card. The designer paper Julie has paired with the swirly foliage image from the clear stamp set is just perfect. The colours are just so happy and summery too.

This next card by Julie really packs a punch with the bold colours and awesome CAS design…

Here Julie has combined the SUPER popular Background Blocks Halftone with the Explosion! clear stamp set. What a super masculine card, don’t you think?

Thank you so much Julie for sharing and tagging #uniko on Instagram.

Next I have some more floral designs to share from Elaine who has also been a loyal customer at Uniko for many years. Elaine never ceases to amaze me with how she uses Uniko’s floral stamps…

On this first card Elaine has used Background Blocks Doodle Flower and the emboss resist technique, which is the current game over at AAA Cards. Just look at those happy summery sunshine colours :)

On this next card Elaine has used Pure Florals: Lily paired with a sentiment from Originally Organic…

A beautiful CAS design. The layout, gold embossing and beautiful watercoloring really made this card stand out. Which lastly leads me onto to this stunner…

Just a quirky die cut technique really adds interest and pizzaz to this already beautiful coloured Lily. Be sure to pop by Elaine’s blog Craft-E-Place and checkout all the beautiful and inspiring projects.

Continuing the floral beauties is Sharon…

Sharon created this Neapolitan coloured shaker card using Background Blocks Doodle Flower, aren’t those colours just scrumptious? A huge congratulations to Sharon for her Top 5 placing for this card over at Passion for Promarkers too :)

Continuing the theme of flowers, Sharon also used the Pure Florals: Lily to make this shimmery beauty…

Just look at the beautiful pink Lily and overall stunning design. Lastly, I have one more card by Sharon I wanted to share…

The die cut curves of this card design really draws focus to the floral heart wreath from Originally Organic Additions. Such a beautiful CAS showcase of this clear stamp set. Thank you for sharing your Uniko creations Sharon and be sure to head on over to From My Craft Desk to be inspired even more.

There seems to be a floral theme occurring, as I share this next card…

This card is by Nonni from Nonni’s Handmade Cards and features the popular Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum. This design is beautifully stamped, masked and coloured. The added die cut technique really keeps the focus on the flower but gets the sentiment across. Thank you for sharing this beautiful showcase Nonni.

Lastly and by no means least I have a two cards to share by Izzy from Izzy scrap. Again, I couldn’t help but continue this floral theme…

So many of you are enjoying the recently release Pure Florals: Lily and the array of designs show how versatile this set is. Keeping the leaves and buds as black and white outlines really makes the embossed watercolored Lilly POP from the card. The added sentiment helps highlight the warmth from the design too. LOVE this split layout too.

Next up is this Beautiful Blooms III beauty…

Yellow and Grey is a wonderful combintion and I love how Izzy used the colours. The subtle splattering and mirrored stamping of the floral frames the ‘happy’ sentiment. Thank you for these beautiful showcase’s Izzy.

I hope you have enjoyed this months The Saturday Show and I really could have shared so many more wonderful customer designs. It was so hard choosing what to share here on the blog today. I will continue to keep a look out for your wonderful designs using Uniko products and don’t forget to #hashtag me using the following, so I can find you!

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Don’t do social media or blog? Why not drop me an email (bev@uniko.co.uk) with a photo of what you create using your Uniko goodies. I’d LOVE to see them and be able to share them here on the blog :)

THANK YOU to everyone that has purchased Uniko clear stamps and designer dies, you make me so happy and you keep this little business and dream of mine alive. I appreciate YOU more than you will ever know.

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Happy Birthday Mum

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Here we are at the beginning of another week, I really don’t know where these days and weeks are going! This past weekend seemed to fly by even though I spent another long 24hrs in bed from Friday evening until Saturday evening suffering from yet another stomach sickness bug :( The beans were ill on Thursday with it and luckily we are all over it now, fingers crossed it stays away!

Anyway, I did find a little creative energy last night to create a birthday card. This is for my mum and in remembrance of my mum who passed away suddenly in April 2008.

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My mum would have been 69 years old today and as I have always done I made a card to celebrate her life. She taught me so much and showed me so much love during the time we had together and is truly missed. Like most mums she liked flowers and Chrysanthemums were one of her favourites.

I decided to have a little ‘play’ along with the current challenge over at ColourQ HERE and seen below. The colours were perfect for me to use Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum.

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I kept my card pretty simple, masking and stamping the smallest outline flower and leaf inside a circle die cut onto a white CS base layer, I then over-stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink. The circle die cut panel is adhered to the card using foam adhesive and I finished the card off with a trio of enamel dots.

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That’s all I have to share right now, but this week is a BUSY BUSY one, with a few clear stamp restocks HERE and we have our November Release, which is also our final release for 2016. The fun begins on Wednesday 23rd November 9am GMT! I do hope you will join us?!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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August 2016 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

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With the summer holidays in full swing here in the UK and as I spend time with my beans and family you might have guessed with no sneak peeks that there is no new release this month. So instead we have another Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY instead!

This month I decided upon the Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum clear stamp set, probably due to the lovely summer blooms that I am seeing on my days out and time in the garden!

This is what I came up with…

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As usual I turned to a couple of challenges to spark my creativity! It’s been a little all over the place these past few weeks and so I needed a little help again 😉

For the layout of my card I used the new Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below.

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I then needed a colour scheme for my card so I turned to the Color Throwdown seen HERE and below. A lovely summery combination this week perfect for florals.

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Quite a simple CAS card with a little masking and stamping! I started by stamping the sentiment and masking it off to stamp the flower and leaves. I added a little more interest to the card by dividing my aqua strips of card rather than layering a white piece of CS to create the lines of the sketch.

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Ok, that’s all from me, but there is more inspiration from the team…

 CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

  CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

 CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

 CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

It wouldn’t be a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY right?

Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning this featured set.  Or if you win and already own the set an eGift certificate for £15 will be awarded. You have until midnight Sunday 21st August 2016 to comment and the winner will be announced on Monday 22nd August 2016.

Thank you for stopping & hopping along with us today :)

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Apologies for the sudden lack of posts last week, the nice weather made an appearance here in the UK. So I spent quality time with the beans and my husband, making the most of it as we never know how long it will stay! By the time the beans had gone to sleep I was worn out myself and had a few early nights 😉

Anyway, as I didn’t finish the SOTW last week, I am continuing with Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Todays card is another quick CAS card…

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As usual I was inspired by a few challenges, the inspiration is needed in this unusual heat we are experiencing right now! First up the layout of my card is from CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below.

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Secondly my colour combo is inspired by the current Global Design Project challenge seen HERE and below.

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Just some simple flat Copic colouring of the smallest Chrysanth blooms today in one of my fave colours 😉 Not much to say about the card really!

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Anyway, 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.

Before I go how about a few bean Summer fun photos which I took yesterday…

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Josh is in the red shirt and Ben the white, playing at their sand and water table minus the sand as they kept throwing it in the pool the day before!

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Excuse the state of the garden, still trying to clear it of all the bushes and Ivy that had taken it over. Still quite a few hours work to do to get it how I want, though not always the time!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and  SU! Calypso Coral

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and Calypso Coral

Accessories: Wink Of Stella

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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A new week and a NEW Stamp Of The Week! This week I am dusting off… Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Todays card is another quick CAS card…

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This time I chose to work with the largest solid bloom, stamping it 3 times onto a white mat layer using SU! Calypso Coral ink around the Congratulations sentiment also from the set. After the ink had dried I used my Wink Of Stella pen to colour over the stamped bloom, petal by petal to add a subtle sparkle to the card. The panel is then adhered to a Calypso Coral card base.

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A fun, quick and simple card idea to mass produce. The sentiment could easily be switched to suit any occasion.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I am trying to do at least an hour weeding, pruning and generally clearing the back garden. We are getting rid of two boarders that were full of prickly bushes and ivy to make more grass area for the boys to play on. Then I can let them play out without constant supervision as I know that they can’t escape from the garden!!

Anyway, 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. Plus I have another 15% off discount code THIS WEEK ONLY!

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and  SU! Calypso Coral

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and Calypso Coral

Accessories: Wink Of Stella

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Hey!

A new week and a NEW Stamp Of The Week! This week I am dusting off… Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Todays card is one that I have been ‘planning’ to make for some time now, one of those I ‘want to make’ cards but never seem to get round to making! Today was the day though and here it is…

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It’s a really simple card using the two smaller Chrysanthemum stamps in the set. Even though it is just a randomly layered stamping card in two colours with just a section masked for the sentiment, I had a few attempts with my stamping tonight!

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Ok, that’s all from me tonight, not much to say about my card really and I think the beans have worm me out! 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. Plus I have another 15% off discount code THIS WEEK ONLY!

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Pixie Dust and SU! Melon Mambo

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White

Accessories: SU! It’s My Party Enamel Dots

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Hey!

A new week and a NEW Stamp Of The Week! This week I am dusting off… Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Todays card is another that we made at the class on Saturday at The Paperlane and is one of my favourites…

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I like colouring and especially with my Prismacolor Pencils, they look awesome on Kraft card stock, especially bright yellows and oranges.

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This took quite a bit of stamping, embossing in detail white EP and masking, I started with the small outline bloom and then each of the leaves. I then spent probably about 30+ minutes colouring them in. Starting with the lighter shades and adding details with the medium and dark shades and then going back in blending with the lightest.

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I kept the sentiment, other embellishments and details simple, so not to take any focus away from the beautiful flower.

As I have done some colouring, I am entering it into Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Colour Challenge HERE.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, 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. Plus I have another 15% off discount code THIS WEEK ONLY!

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark

Cardstock: SU! Crumb Cake

Accessories: Linen Thread, Prismacolor Pencils, Foam Adhesive