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a BIG Thank You & Farewell…

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It’s another of those posts that I find hard to write and put all my feelings into. It is with sadness that  we at Uniko are saying farewell to another of our FABulous Design Team members Sarah Gray from Funky Fossil Designs.

Sarah has been a member of the Uniko DT since March 2015. For over 2 years I have had the honour and pleasure of having Sarah as part of the Uniko family. It seems longer than 2 years as before Sarah was a member of the DT, she was a regular customer too! Seeing the inspiration and creativity flow when Sarah works her magic with Uniko products is simply amazing.
A BIG thank you will never be enough to resonate my gratitude for all that Sarah has done for me and Uniko, she has truly been an inspiration to me and I am sure to all the Uniko customers old and new alike.

Over HERE is the start of the farewell hop & I have also shared a small selection of my favourite cards Sarah has made  whilst being on the DT. This was SO hard as I love each and every one that Sarah has made!!

So, we couldn’t let Sarah leave without giving her a little farewell send off, so the Design Team & I each made a card to share. This is what I have created…

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I opted for one of the Pure Florals: Gerbera flowers, as Sarah’s use of this clear stamp set WOWs me every time and decided to go ‘Rainbow’ style too and give my new Faber-Castell Polychromos another use!

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I’ve kept the design of my card pretty simple, using just the Background Blocks: Horizontal Stripe (vertically). I stamped it in Altenew Limestone ink, to let the colourful Gerbera take centre stage. I was wanting to add the ‘perfect’ thanks sentiment, but I really need to design the ‘perfect’ thank you set 😉 Instead I opted for a sentiment from Originally Organic Additions. I chose this particular sentiment as Sarah is a blessing and a wonderful friend.

I’m going to enter this in to the challenge over at AAA Cards too, as their current challenge HERE is rainbow.

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 That’s all I have to share creatively today, but be sure to follow the links below to see what the Design Team created.

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 Sarah for everything! You had been a blessing to Uniko and you WILL be truly missed by us all.

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CASology 5-Year Anniversary Celebration & Blog Hop!

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Today CASology is celebrating their 5 year Anniversary with a super FUN Blog Hop & Challenge, with PRIZES too! Uniko is super proud to be sponsoring the blog hop, along with many other fabulous companies & creative individuals. Thank you to Melissa at Inked Regards for running CASology & organising this wonderful event.

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Hopefully you have arrived from Maureen Merritt’s Blog Mama Mo Stamps, but if you’ve just popped by my blog you can start the Blog Hop HERE over at CASology, where the full list of participants can be found. Details & prize information is at the end of the post 😉

The theme of the Blog Hop and Challenge this week is Balloon…

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How about some inspiration using the cue word…
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Appropriately I reached for Uniko Balloon Bash clear stamp set and I always like to pair the balloons with some kind of background. For this card I decided upon Background Blocks Horizontal Stripe and a sentiment from Happy Succulents.
Having browsed a trend magazine last week, the ombré trend is sticking around a little longer and is such a fun technique/colour way for this striped background. Altenew cube inks are perfect in achieving an ombré colour effect too. I’ve had the blue collection for a while but it’s not one I reach for often, so decided to use them for this card.
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I used my MISTI tool for placement & stamping of the background, so I was able to achieve good solid lines by repeatedly inking and stamping. I then stamped the ‘happy’ sentiment and partial balloon string, so that my balloon would be anchored.
The balloon is stamped & fussy cut out, with a rather good covering of Clear Wink Of Stella. I opened a new pen and it kinda flowed out a little quick & too much! Oh well, you can never have too much sparkle! I added a few SU! Glitter Enamel Dots to finish the design off.
That’s all I have to share with you today and your next stop on the hop is Hannelie Bester from Desert Diva, who is sure to WOW you with her card!
Here are the details of the Blog Hop, Challenge & PRIZES!…

  • To be eligible for the sponsor prizes, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop list.  Winners will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • To be eligible for the CASology prize, participants must comment on all stops included on the hop + link up a BALLOON themed card to the gallery.  Winner will be selected randomly using random.org.
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 1.
Prizes:
CASology – $50 gift certificate to the online craft store of winner’s choice
Altenew – $30 gift certificate to the online store
Sprinkle Berry – details coming…
Avery Elle – $20 gift certificate to the online store
Cindy B Designs – $25 gift certificate to online craft store of winner’s choice
Concord & 9th – $25 gift certificate to the online store
DeNami Designs – $20 gift certificate to the online store
Lawn Fawn – $35 gift certificate to the online store
Neat & Tangled – $25 gift certificate to the online store
Poppystamps – $20 gift certificate to the online store
Precious Remembrance Shop – stamp set of winner’s choice
7 Kids College Fund – $20 store credit
STAMPlorations – $15 gift certificate to the online store
Sunny Studio – Color Me Happy set + matching Color Word Die
The Ton – $20 gift certificate (for The Ton brand stamps, dies, inks & gilding products)
Uniko Studio – and in stock clear stamp set of winner’s choice
Waffle Flower – $25 gift certificate to the online store
Your Next Stamp – $20 gift certificate to the online store
Thanks so much for stopping by & commenting, your comments are truly appreciated.
Happy Hopping!
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Uniko Challenge #42

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Welcome to the July/August 2017 Uniko challenge. 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…

 This should be a really easy and popular theme and we’re so looking forward to seeing all your wonderful cards popping up in the gallery.

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 two Guest Designers – Cornelia the winner of Challenge #40 and Elaine the winner of Challenge #41. Both awesomely talented ladies who we are proud to have joining us for this new challenge.

Here’s Cornelia’s amazing card:

Fabulous isn’t it? Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

And here’s Elaine’s superb card:

 So gorgeous! You’ll be wanting to pop over to her blog HERE to leave her some love too.

This is what I came up with…

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I’d not used Beautiful Blooms II for a while, so I decided to ink the flowers & leaves up from that set, using some summery Altenew ink colours. I used all three of the flowers contained in the set for my little bouquet. When I had stamped & fussy cut the flowers and laid them onto my card I decided they needed a little ‘backdrop’ to sit against. So I reached for the recently restocked and popular Background Blocks Horizontal Stripe, using it as a vertical stripe instead across my landscape card. The sentiment is from Happy Succulents (also NOW back in stock) and I added more interest by stamping the ‘birthday’ part on a small strip of white card and adhering with foam adhesive. A trio of Stampin’ Up! enamel dots finished it off nicely!

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That’s all from me, I hope I have inspired you to join in?! If you need a little more inspiration please hop on over HERE to see what the Design Team have created.

AND just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. 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 PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • 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. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 25th August 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

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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… Background Blocks Doodle Flower & Horizontal Stripe

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I’m SO happy that you have stopped by 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.

Starting over HERE, myself and my AWESOME Design Team are introducing TWO clear stamp sets, Background Blocks Doodle Flower & Horizontal Stripe. These two sets have so many fun possibilities and can be used and paired with all sorts of stamps and paper crafting goodies.
With doing an individual card for each stamp over at the start of the hop, I decided to show how these two background stamps can be combined…

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First up a rainbow card, who doesn’t love a colourful rainbow?!  Now, I have to say that the MISTI tool comes in very VERY handy for multi coloured stamping AND for perfect placement of the doodle flower stamp over the top!
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The rainbow of stripes is stamped using Lawn Fawn inks and the doodle flower is stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I added a sentiment from Simply Said and some Stampin’ Up! heart shape enamel embellishments to 3 of the larger flowers.
I’ve one more card to share using both the stamps, both in a selective stamping way…
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Again I used my MISTI tool to stamp the horizontal stripes and this time I selectively inked just 3 of the stripes in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with Gold EP.
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The stripes are then embellished with Lawn Fawn Merman doodle flowers, Stampin’ Up! Enamel dots and a sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #6.
Ok, that’s all I have to share today using these two new stamps and hopefully I have inspired you a little as to how they can be used! Now I am handing you over to the Design Team and you WILL be inspired with how they have all used the stamps. Be sure to comment along the hop, as you might just be chosen for a random release day prize!

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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May 2017 Sneak Peeks!

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Not only is today Hubby’s birthday and a Bank Holiday here in the UK, it is also the day I get to show you a couple of the ‘official’ sneak peeks for the May 2017 Release.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this release, I know many of you have been waiting for it! I decided to time it to coincide with Happy Stampers Festival, which is on Saturday – YAY!

With the popularity of the Background Blocks Halftone clear stamp released in February, I have another two joining the series! These are todays peeks…

Both of these are SO fun and I can’t wait to show you some of the possibilities they hold. Be sure to pop back on Wednesday 3rd May, when myself and the DT get to introduce you to these two stamps :)

You will get to see more of this set in use by the DT and myself in the coming days, so stay tuned! I will be back tomorrow with more Sneak Peeks to share with you, hope to see you then :)

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 the Sneak Peeks!

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