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July 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

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It’s time for another Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

I know theoretically July should be a release month, but earlier in the year I mentioned that I was aiming to take some of the stress of releases away a little, I have delayed it until August, it’ll be a good one – promise!  Anyway, the Design Team and I are here today to revisit and give some fresh inky love to a previously released clear stamp set.

This month I decided to dust off and revisit the previously released Marvellous Mehndi

As usual I have picked a couple of my ‘old’ favourites using this set and I am sharing them over HERE at the start of the hop. I’ve had so much fun creating cards using this set, it really does have a wealth of possibilities. Here’s how I used it today…

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I’ve had these Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours for AGES and I think I’ve only used them once since I got them nearly year ago *hangs head in shame*.  Anyway, I had the idea of using them with the large mandala from the set for a couple of weeks now and I really wanted to try them out on some black card stock too. So that’s how this card came about!

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I stamped the mandala in VersaMark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I then used all of the colours from the Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours collection to colour them in. This was seriously therapeutic and I just LOVE the sparkle! I added a die cut congrats sentiment from Stampin’ Up! and some gold nail heads to finish the card off.

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I have a little sneaky peek of another card I will be sharing HERE (at 1pm GMT) for this weeks CAS Colour & Sketches DT post. I had so much fun I couldn’t resist using almost all the same supplies!

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I hope I have inspired you with my project today, but now it’s time to hand you over to the Uniko Design Team….

AND don’t forget to comment along the Design Team blogs to be in the chance of winning the Marvellous Mehndi Or a £10 eGift Certificate if you already own the prize! You have until Midnight GMT 18th July to get your comments in.

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 P

Thank you for stopping by and hopping along with us today.

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January 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Happy New Year!

It’s the 11th of the month, which means as it is not a release month (sorry, I promise it’ll be worth the wait till next month) the Design Team and I are here today with the usual Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

This month we have decided to dust off and revisit the previously released Beautiful Blooms I clear stamp set AND matching Designer Dies.

This clear stamp set was released way back in June 2013 but is still a firm favourite of mine and many 😉 The set also has a Pinterest page HERE, in which you can find lots of inspiration using it.

Here’s what I have created to share with you today…

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If you saw my CAS Colours & Sketches card HERE yesterday, you will have read me talking about the Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Mist and how I wanted to try a finer spray compared to the splatter effect I got on my first card. Well, I gave it a go with a Mini Mister.

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Again, I foiled the mist with the Rose Gold foil. The layout of my card is inspired by the soon to be ending CAS(E) this Sketch! sketch seen HERE and below.

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I used the MISTI to stamp the large die cut bloom and leaves. I wish that I had chosen a white card base to mount the foiled panel and bold black bloom. The beauty of hindsight and trying things before I adhere them permanently! Anyway, what is done is done and I need quite a few thank you cards to send post Christmas so I am sure I may make more 😉

I was hoping to have another card to share, but my mojo just wasn’t letting me. Every idea I had just wasn’t coming out right :( I think tiredness had started to kick in, with all the early mornings with the beans and late nights working are starting to take their toll a little. Roll on Thursday afternoon for a few hours bean free 😉

Anyway, how about some more inspiration using this set AND don’t forget to comment along the Design Team blogs to be in the chance of winning BOTH the Beautiful Blooms I clear stamp set and the matching Designer Dies. Or a Gift Certificate to the same value if you already own them. You have until Midnight GMT Friday 20th january to get your comments in.

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Thank you for stopping by and hopping along with us today.

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Stamp Of The Week – BIG & BOLD Wish

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This week I have decided to dust off BIG & BOLD Wish as this weeks SOTW…

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It is a small clear stamp set with BIG possibilities, it is great used on its own and also to pair with other recently released clear stamp sets. It is also a set that I have neglected for a while :( time to give it some inky LOVE :)

Here is todays card…

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A quick CAS one layer rainbow candle card! I simply stamped the polka dot candle across my white card base in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and coloured them using my SU! Brights Markers. The candle flame is stamp and then coloured with a gold Wink Of Stella pen. The sentiment is from Pure Florals: Cosmos.

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All the supplies I have used are listed below AND don’t forget that the LIMITED time only SALE ends tonight at Midnight BST.

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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:- BIG & BOLD Wish and Pure Florals: Cosmos

Ink:- VersaFine Onyx Black

Card Stock:- SU! Thick and Normal Whisper White

Accessories: Gold Wink Of Stella and SU! Brights Markers

Uniko Challenge #31 Reminder

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I’m here today to remind you about the Uniko April Challenge HERE. This month we have another FUN and easy challenge for you to join in on…

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This time it is a theme challenge and we want to see you using metallics on your creations.

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

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, Christy from Schnauzer Crafts Creations. Christy was the lucky winner from Challenge #29 and has created this beauty to inspire you.

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

Before I get to my project be sure to check out the Design Team inspiration HERE and also link up your creations.

This is how I was inspired to use metallics…

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I opted for a more masculine style card this time, using a couple of clear stamp sets I haven’t used for a while. The trio of stars, which are heat embossed in gold are from Label Love: Christmas (retiring) and the sentiments are from Simply Said Birthday (back in stock at the weekend).

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I thought I would play along with the current Anything Goes challenge HERE over at AAA cards too :)

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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

* The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their customer account.

*We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp, and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their 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 13th May (7.00pm EDT)

Hope to see you in the gallery HERE 😉

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Uniko Challenge #31

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Today is the start of the Uniko April Challenge HERE. This month we have another FUN and easy challenge for you to join in on…

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This time it is a theme challenge and we want to see you using metallics on your creations.

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

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, Christy from Schnauzer Crafts Creations. Christy was the lucky winner from Challenge #29 and has created this beauty to inspire you.

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

Before I get to my project be sure to check out the Design Team inspiration HERE and also link up your creations.

This is how I was inspired to use metallics…

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I’ve been wanting to pair the recently release Fun Flowers with Natures Treasures II and so that’s what I did on my card today! I decided to use heat embossing and gold embossing powder as my metallic element.

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I also added some SU! metallic gold washi tape, something I rarely add to my projects. I created the stamped section by masking off the bottom half of my project, stamping and shaking on embossing powder as I went. This was so I knew where my images were to stamp the next and also so I only heat set it one time.

I added a sentiment from Simply Said Birthday, which will be back in stock in the next week or so along with some metallic nail heads.

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

* The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their customer account.

*We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp, and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their 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 13th May (7.00pm EDT)

Hope to see you in the gallery HERE 😉

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #3

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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 😉

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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 😉

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 – Pure Florals: Cosmos

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Pure Florals: Cosmos

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This is the set the Design Team and I have revisited this month with a blog hop & giveaway HERE, so with it already out and getting some inky love and attention I thought I would give it some more this week!

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The second challenge was for colours and I LOVE the colours they have chosen at the Color Throwdown HERE and seen below this week, Teal, Aqua and Gold – YUM!

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I decided to Gold heat emboss the Cosmos flowers on my trio of squares and after I added the aqua colour to the petals using a Copic marker, quick and simple flat colouring.

Don’t forget that there is still time to join in and comment along the hop HERE to be in the chance of winning the featured clear stamp set. Plus, there is also the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop in progress and details and giveaway info HERE.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I’ve some orders to prep and the mini April Release to prepare for, goodies arriving in the post tomorrow 😉 Thanks for stopping by today, see you tomorrow and don’t forget that this set is discounted in store HERE this week too!

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Stamp Of The Week – Beautiful Blooms II

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Beautiful Blooms II

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This is my card today…

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I was inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card.

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I decided to look through my NBUS stash pile and was looking for something a little different to use. I came across a gold die cut which looked fun to create the panel. Instead of using the panel I decided to use the negative stripes and I am rather pleased how it turned out :)

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I still had some pink CS left on my desk from another card I am sharing tomorrow and so that helped me with my colour scheme. I added some Wink Of Stella to the white areas on the stamped bloom and leaves and adhered the bloom to the card using foam adhesive.

Super quick and simple again tonight, so that’s all from me today using this set, but I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted in store HERE this week too.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – English Country Garden Butterflies

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… English Country Garden – Butterflies

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With February comes the start of my excitement and countdown to the Uniko February Release AND Uniko’s 4th Birthday! On Monday I kicked things off over HERE with a post that tells you how Uniko came to be, there is also a fun GIVEAWAY too 😉

If you missed it Tuesday I have another fabulous & exciting opportunity for one of you. How would YOU like to be a Uniko Guest Stamp Designer? For all the details and to enter check out the post HERE.

I also did a ‘Pin it, to WIN it’ HERE on Pinterest too 😉

I’m a bit late today due to an unforeseen lack of beans napping this afternoon, anyway, back to my SOTW card, 

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First of all I was inspired by the new challenge and join in with the celebrations over at “Less is More” this week as they celebrate their 5th Birthday! Congrats LIM :)

This week is a colour week, White on White with a splash of black or metallics and it is a FUN sponsored challenge, including Uniko as a sponsor!! Be sure to check out the fun & join in HERE, there are a few more Uniko February peeks over there too 😉

I also used the new Fusion Card Challenge HERE and below as I enjoyed using the sketch so much for yesterdays card.

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I kept things really simple, stamping the trio of butterflies in Encore Gold ink. The larger of the butterflies is fussy cut out for a little dimension and I added a strip of gold CS die cut with a Mama Elephant die from the landscape collection.

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Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I am ‘stressing’ a little over the amount of things I still need to do for the February Release and Birthday celebrations. Be sure to keep an eye out on the blogs and social media for all the fun and GIVEAWAYS! We have our first product introduction tomorrow, so be sure to stop by both blogs for a closer look and inspiration 😉

Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store, for this week only. That’s all from me today, I will be back  tomorrow with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Always & Forever

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Always & Forever

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I chose to feature this set because the Uniko Design Team & I are also revisiting the set HERE for the January Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY. So along with all the inspiration there you will be getting a week of inspiration here too 😉 Be sure to pop on over an hop along for your chance to win the set & an eGift Certificate for £10.

Hopefully you will see that this set is not only perfect for Valentine’s Day and love themed cards but for other occasions too. Along with how it coordinates with the popular Beautiful Blooms I, other Uniko products & more!

Anyway, how about a card…

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I made this card at the same time as my blog hop card HERE and it got the same Minc foiling treatment! This time I combined gold and turquoise foil for the hearts. I promise that not all my cards this week will be foiled!

It’s a fun machine and has a ton of possibilities, especially with what I have seen peeked at CHA the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show in California on various social media. There are some new mediums coming out to use on your projects to then add foil to such as glimmer mists and paint. Oh and some yummy ombre foils!

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Anyway, back to my card. As you can see I added a large ‘love’ die cut from SU! which I added Wink Of Stella to and a sentiment from the Always & Forever set. For an added bit of bling the hearts are embellished with rhinestones.

Ok, that is all from me today, I haven’t had a very good start to the week this week :( everything that could go wrong kinda did. Time to chill, relax & hope for a better day tomorrow.

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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