Posts tagged “Happy”

To BEE or not to BEE Blog Hop

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Today I am super excited to have been invited and to take part in a wonderful blog hop organised by Milka from Crafty Milka.

The purpose of the blog hope is to support Bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. It is also in support of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association that May 20th be declared as World Bee Day by the United Nations (UN).

There are 14 fantastic companies and artists supporting the blog hop with their incredible generosity, which includes myself Uniko :)

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All the prize information can be found HERE at the start of the hop and to be in with a chance of winning one of the 14 prizes, simply comment along each stop of the hop!

Now for some creative inspiration…

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With not owning any bee stamps :( I knew I had to BEE creative with my card! The recently released Background Block Horizontal Stripe was perfect for the idea I had envisioned and the result is what you see above.

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I selectively inked alternate stripes first in black ink and then in yellow ink, using my MISTI tool to keep the stamp and card stock all lined up. The bee is a free hand drawing I did myself, which I fussy cut out and adhered to the card using foam adhesive. I also gave the bee a lovely coating of clear Wink Of Stella.

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The sentiment is from the recently released Happy Succulents clear stamp set and fussy cut out and adhered with foam adhesive too. I then drew in some little lines to give the bee some movement and as I couldn’t find a white gel pen to draw the lines in over the black stripes I improvised and added some mini sparkly rhinestones!

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I hope you have enjoyed my little creative offering for the hop?! If you have missed the start of the hop you can begin HERE at Milka’s blog. If you are on track your next stop is Amy Tsuruta HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by and HAPPY HOPPING!

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Introducing… Happy Succulents

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I’m SO happy that you have stopped by again today, as here at Uniko preparations for the May product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks at the 4 clear stamp sets being released and NOW it is time for the Design Team and I to introduce them to you.

Yesterday HERE we introduced 2 new Background Block clear stamps, be sure to pop by and hop along with the team!

Today we are introducing a clear stamp set called Happy Succulents and I have begun the introductions over HERE at the start of the hop!

I’ve one more card to share with you today using this set…

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This time I stamped the succulent bouquet in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then heat embossed it in Stardust EP. I then used my Copic markers to colour the outline succulent and foliage.

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I then die cut a rectangular frame from black CS and adhered it to the card base before stamping the ‘happy’ three times using my MISTI tool for perfect placement. The ‘Sending You Lots Of’ sentiment is also from the set. I adhered the fussy cut bouquet with foam adhesive and then finished the card off with more enamel dots. Can you tell they are a favourite of mine at the moment?!

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That’s all I have to share today using the set, but be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs below and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won’t be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of 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

I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the three others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 6th May at 9am GMT.
Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 1 & 2nd May, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store.
Introducing 3rd -5th May, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.
Release Day! Saturday 6th May 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!
Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on these new clear stamp sets :)

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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 yesterday 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.

Anyway, back to my SOTW card…

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Today I decided to take 30+ minutes out to sit and colour the butterfly using a select few of my Copic Marker collection. I used to have nearly all of the Copic colours but as I don’t use them as much as I should I narrowed my colours down to just a select few. I thought it would be nice to join in on Kathy Racoon’s 30 Day Color Challenge, #thedailymarker30day over at Kathy’s blog The Daily Marker.

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Along with the colouring challenge I decided to add in a couple more! First up the layout of my card is based on the new Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below and the new Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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The leaf and floral detail behind the butterfly is from Background Builders: Vines and the sentiment is another peek of one from a set being released next week! I’m still in love with my Wink Of Stella pen and though I was happy with my colouring, I decided to add a good dose of sparkle too 😉

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Ok, that’s all from me today, I am still super busy in the Uniko Studio surrounded by a sea of photopolymer! Lots still 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!

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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Introducing…Garlands Galore

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Yay! Now the real fun begins as today the DT and I get to introduce the first product being released on July 11th :)

Here is the sneak peek I shared earlier in case you missed it…

So the title of this set kinda gives it away really as it describes it down to a T! It is packed full of mix and match opportunities along with pairing nicely with lots of other Uniko products.

I’ve created a project using the set…

While I had this card layout sketched for sometime before it was created, I don’t always decide on colours when I sketch my ideas. So when I saw that the current “Less is More” challenge was patriotic colours I decided to go with those & I am really pleased I did. You can join in on the “Less is More” challenge fun HERE.

I used mainly stamps from the upcoming Garlands Galore, but paired them with a favourite sentiment on mine from A Gift For You.

Now I know the DT have some FABulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along to their blogs and leave some love…

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

Release Schedule:

Sneak Peeks 5th – 7th July. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 8th – 10th July. Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team will be joining in on the introductions and you won’t want to miss a second!
Release Day! Saturday 11th July you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds there will be  a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release & a little extra!

Now, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun from the 5th – 10th July as I will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes. I’m not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you’ll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Blog, Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Studio Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!
Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)