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

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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 😉
* 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 😉

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 😉

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).

Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #2

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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.

Stamp Of The Week – I LOVE Coffee

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

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I decided I wanted to play along with the current “Less is More” challenge again HERE which is to use non white white space! Basically a card with a coloured card base and plenty of uncluttered space on the card.

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I was out walking with the beans this morning and the card idea came to me as I was thinking about which set to revisit this week. So as soon as they went down for their nap I set to making it…

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I started out by creating a mask of the coffee cup and placing it onto my kraft card base. This helped me to place and trace around a heart die. I then set to stamping the coffee bean trio around the tracing of the heart.

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The coffee cup is stamped on a separate piece of kraft CS, as is the red heart from I LOVE Tea and they are both fussy cut out. The “I Love” part of the sentiment is a partial stamped sentiment from Simply Said and the Coffee is a partial stamp from the I LOVE Coffee set.

Ok, that’s all from me today and using this set, I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted HERE on the website this week. Oh, and you might want to join in on the challenges this month over at “Less is More” as Uniko is the sponsor this month 😉

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Stamp Of The Week & Uniko Challenge #28

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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.

We are also kicking off with the first Uniko Challenge for 2016 HERE. This month it is an easy challenge with an easy optional twist…

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A challenge perfect to combine with this weeks SOTW! Like yesterday’s card HERE, I decided to focus on the smaller sentiments contained in Always & Forever….

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It’s not like me to use so much patterned paper on my creations, but sometimes the mood strikes me and it works out well. This is some old Bo Bunny DP and I don’t know the name as it was just a small off cut I had. The pennant is a die cut tag with the top trimmed off and a small heart die cut into the upper centre. I embellished the pennant with the Valentine sentiment, added some bakers twine and heart embellishments & tadah, a quick easy Valentine card! Minimal fuss so it could be suitable for the man in your life 😉

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the Uniko Design Team have created HERE to inspire you & you will find the info on the PRIZES and link up!

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, which ends this weekend. So be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until the next time, 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.

Anyway, how about a card and some inspiration…

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Today I wanted to focus on the tiny XOXO sentiment stamp (Hugs & Kisses). I went for an über CAS card, using up some Papertrey Ink Soft Stone polka dot paper, some SU! Basic Grey bakers twine and a Pretty Pink Posh mini tag die cut. For that little pizzaz I added some glitter to the off the tag stamped hearts!

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It’s been a busy bean free day here at Uniko HQ, hence my über CAS card 😉 It’ll be worth it when you see what’s coming in February!

Anyway, 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, which ends this weekend. 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 – 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 and some inspiration…

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Today I have used the new Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below, it was perfect for what I had in mind for my card. I just love it when that happens :)

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The ‘Always’ sentiment is from All Occasion Sentiments #5 which will be back in stock on the 25th Jan along with 6 other popular clear stamp sets. I can’t resist using glitter and sparkle on Valentine’s cards and so the smaller hearts got a good sprinkling and the larger ‘Love You’ heart was embossed with crystal EP!

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That’s all I have to share with you today, I’ve still lots of Uniko February Release & 4th Birthday preparations to complete and time is ticking by and closer….EEK!

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, which ends this weekend. 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 – 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 and some inspiration…

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The current challenge over at “Less is More” HERE is a one layer challenge with a cue word of FLOURISH. Now Uniko does have the retired FONTiment Fancies Swirls & Flourishes set, but as it is retired I decided to look through the ‘ton’ of stamps from other companies I have stashed away!

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One of my all time favourite companies and the one that got me into the whole blogging thing is Hero Arts, they are a FABulous company with SO many wonderful products. I decided to ink up one of my favourite WM rubber stamps to pair with the Beautiful Bloom heart from the set.

My colour choices were inspired by the current {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge seen HERE and below, a lovely soft colour palette for a love themed card.

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I decided to go for an Anniversary card instead of a Valentine card and added a sentiment from Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum. Hopefully you can see the sparkle in the close up of the glitter I added to the heart & the Wink Of Stella I added to the flourish.

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That’s all I have to share with you today, lots of Uniko February Release & 4th Birthday preparations to complete and time is ticking by and closer….EEK!

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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Uniko Challenge #24

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Today is the start of the next Uniko Challenge, this fortnight we are making SUMMER last (or appear, as the case is most days here in the NE of the UK!) So the challenge is…

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with an optional twist of being inspired by the photo

You can use any stamps/products to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko goodies and if you do there is an extra chance to win a prize! Also you can do a card in any style, it doesn’t have to be CAS.

This fortnight we have 2 lovely an awesomely talented Guest Designers joining us, be sure to stop on by their blogs and have a look around at their creations. You won’t be disappointed, I know that for sure.

Our Guest Designers & DT have some FABulous inspiration & you can check them out HERE along with the prize details & challenge link up tool.

This is how I was inspired…

My mojo was a little AWOL this week and so super CAS was the result! I was inspired by the hearts & colours in the photo and I chose the ‘You’re Sweet’ sentiment from Pure Florals: Cosmos as the house looks like it is made out of candy!!

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I started by stamping the floral bloom heart from Always & Forever in Spring Pansy ink, I fussy cut it out added a sprinkling of glitter round the edge & adhered it to the card using foam adhesive.

I’d love to see you joining in on the fun :)