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A Look Back At 2016!

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Welcome back to another ‘Look Back At 2016! This year has been an amazing year for myself personally, but it has been a fantastic year for Uniko. We have had 5 fabulous releases, with 16 new clear stamps sets lining the Uniko HQ shelves. 

I don’t know about you, but to me this year has almost passed by in a blur! With that in mind I thought it would be nice now the main seasonal festivities are over and as 2016 draws to a close, to take a look back at Uniko’s 2016.

Today, I am taking a look back at the June 2016 Release and giving some fresh inky love to Paradise  and Paradise Leaves clear stamp sets.

First up a card using Paradise

A super quick and CAS card! I started by stamping the sentiment from the set and used my favourite of the Hibiscus flowers, stamped in Pink Grapefruit. The solid leaves from the set are stamped in Key Lime and the tiny trio of flowers in Persimmon. Hopefully in this next photo you can see the sparkle of the Clear Wink Of Stella I added to the flowers :)

For my Paradise Leaves card I used the same trio of colours, but also added in Turquoise Gem, Aquatic Splash and Sea Breeze.

The sentiment is from Originally Organic and another quick CAS card! It was lovely to play and think of warmer places, it has been SO cold here today and the frost we had overnight hardly lifted.

So, that’s a quick look back at the June 2016 Release, I hope I have given you a little inspiration to dust off these sets if you have them 😉

I hope you will join me again tomorrow, when I will be taking a look back at the 2016 September/October Release. Until then, thank you for stopping by.

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Have You Joined In Yet?

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The Design Team and I are back to remind you that there is still plenty of time to join in on the September Uniko challenge HERE. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

This month we have a theme challenge. With signs of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere we are looking for Autumn inspired creations. We have an optional twist of a THANKS card too.

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.

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 is what I came up with…

 

So, the Uniko Sept/Oct Release is just round the corner and I have been busy in between packaging stamps for lovely orders & the Happy Stampers Festival, making cards to showcase the new release. Well, as you might see I couldn’t resist using one of the new stamps to accentuate the large ‘thanks’ sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #6.

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I stamped both the sentiment and leaves in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, so that I could use a selection of Autumn colours to colour them in and have the outlines to blend in.  I tried a ombre effect to the ‘thanks’ from light to dark brown and the leaves are just randomly coloured. To finish the card off I added a coating of Wink Of Stella and a couple of SU! Candy Dots.

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 and opportunity to Guest Design.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who twist with us. This winner will get to choose a stamp set of choice from the store.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 200 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko 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 14th October (7.00pm EDT).

Be sure to head on over HERE for more inspiration from the Design Team and for the link up!

Uniko Sponsors AAA Cards Challenge

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Uniko is super proud and happy to be sponsoring this fortnights AAA Cards challenge HERE. By joining in on the challenge you have the chance to win a £10 eGift Certificate to spend in store!

This time it is a theme challenge…

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I decided to combine my Guest Designer card with my Stamp Of The Week card. This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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I was going to be creative and dust off my sewing machine to add some stitching, but time got the better of me and my machine is buried under a pile of half started sewing projects 😉

So instead I decided to opt for the faux stitching effect…

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I used one of my favourite Mama Elephant edging dies to cut a white scalloped strip that has a faux stitch effect.

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I adhered the strip near to the bottom of my card before stamping the leaves, flowers and swirls. All the supplies I have used are listed below, be sure to pop on over HERE to see what the AAA Cards Design Team have made to inspire you and for all the challenge details. I hope to see you in the gallery!

 AND before I go I have a LIMITED time only SALE!

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Ok, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this weeks SOTW set is discounted HERE for this week only.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Natures Treasures IISimply Said, Background Builders: Vines

Ink:- VersaMagic Tea Leaves, Hint Of Pesto, Spanish Olive and Pink Grapefruit. VersaFine Onyx Black

Card Stock:- SU! Thick Whisper White

Accessories: SU! Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Mama Elephant Die, Adhesive Pearls

Stamp Of The Week – Natures Treasures II

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This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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I’m still enjoying this weeks Stamp Of The Week and I feel I may not have enough days in the week to share all the ideas I have using it! I’ll have to save them for another time 😉

Anyway, here is todays card…

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Today I decided to go for some classic paper piecing and use some of my stash of patterned papers. I opted for a non traditional leaf colour scheme of Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz polka dot paper from Papertrey Ink.

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I simply stamped the largest outline leaf onto white CS twice and fussy cut them out. I then stamped the same leaf onto both scraps of polka dot paper and just cut the inner leaves out. These where then adhered to the white stamped and cut leaves using my two way glue pen. A simple bakers twin bow and sentiment from Simply Said finished the card off.

All the supplies I have used are listed below AND before I go I have a LIMITED time only SALE!

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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:- Natures Treasures IISimply Said

Ink:- VersaFine Onyx Black

Card Stock:- SU! Thick and Normal Whisper White

Accessories: Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Paper, SU! Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine, Project Life Die

Stamp Of The Week – Natures Treasures II

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This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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I seem to be on a inspirational roll this week with Natures Treasures II, the ideas and challenges out in blog land are free flowing! Long may it continue 😉

So here is todays card…

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Another quick CAS card with a fun ombre green leaf and ombre green sentiment! this was so fun to make and was kind of inspired by Mondays card HERE.

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Not a huge amount to say about my card tonight! All the supplies are listed below AND before I go I have a LIMITED time only SALE!

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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:- Natures Treasures IISimply Said Birthday

Ink:- VersaMagic Tea Leaves, Hint Of Pesto and Spanish Olive

Card Stock:- SU! Thick Whisper White

Accessories: Wink Of Stella

Stamp Of The Week – Natures Treasures II

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This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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I seem to be on a inspirational roll this week with Natures Treasures II, the ideas and challenges out in blog land are free flowing! Long may it continue 😉

So here is todays card…

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Todays card is inspired by the new CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below. So many FUN possibilities with this sketch.

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I love how quick this card came together. The ombre of greens I used for the BG were already on my desk from previous cards this week and all I needed was a stamp to use for the BG and so I reached for my hardly inked SU! Timeless Textures stamp set. This set pairs with SO many stamps and styles, yet I have hardly used it (*blush*).

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A quick CAS card and post from me tonight as I have SO much to do in SO little time! These beans have worn me out this week too, but they are so much fun too 😉

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:- Natures Treasures IISimply Said Birthday

Ink:- SU! Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip.

Card Stock:- SU! Thick Whisper White and PTI Fine Linen

Other Stamps: SU! Timeless Textures

Stamp Of The Week – Natures Treasures II

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This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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This set was and still is one of my favourite and definitely a ‘go to’ set when I need some leaves. It pairs wonderfully with loads of Uniko clear stamp sets, but also works well on it’s own too.

Today, whilst playing with the beans I have been thinking all things wreaths and designing all sorts in my head! This evening, once they had gone to bed it was time to put these virtual designs onto paper…

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I started by stamping the smallest outline leaf from the set in two colours of green and fussy cut them out. I then adhered them to the card, trimming and tucking in the stems to create a wreath.

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I added a sentiment from Simply Said and then stamped tiny flowers from Background Builders: Vines and Winter Vines.

The layout of my card today was also inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below.

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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:- Natures Treasures IISimply Said & Background Builders: Vines and Background Builders: Winter Vines

Ink:- SU! Lucky Limeade & Old Olive. VersaFine Onyx Black. PTI Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz and Summer Sunrise

Card Stock:- SU! Thick Whisper White and Lucky Limeade

Accessories:- Wink Of Stella

Stamp Of The Week – Natures Treasures II

Hey!

This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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This set was and still is one of my favourite and definitely a ‘go to’ set when I need some leaves. It pairs wonderfully with loads of Uniko clear stamp sets, but also works well on it’s own too.

My first card today uses the largest solid leaf design, stamped in a rainbow of colours…

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This was super simple to do. I started by stamping the green leaves first in the top right corner to determine how far I wanted the leaves to come in to create a curve type stamped border. I then worked down to turquoise and purple and then across the top yellow to pink.

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To finish the design off I coloured over the leaves with my Wink Of Stella and added a sentiment from Simply Said Birthday.

My next card today follows the same design, but this time I used a variety of shades of green and I used the more linear design of the largest leaves in the set…

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After following the same stamping process and using a little bit of a masking technique to fill in some gaps using just part of the stamp. I went in and added some detail to the larger leaves using the smallest leaf stamp from Flower Power #6.

When I design clear stamp sets, I often look at previously released ones to see if there are possibilities for enhancing and getting more out of them by coordinating designs. The leaves in Flower Power #6 is just one example of this…

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Again to finish the card off I added some Wink Of Stella to the non detail leaves and again my favourite sentiment from Simply Said Birthday.

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:- Natures Treasures II, Simply Said Birthday & Flower Power #6

Ink:- SU! Lucky Limeade, Garden Green, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Certainly Celery, Calypso Coral, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise & Perfect Plum. VersaFine Onyx Black

Card Stock:- SU! Thick Whisper White

Accessories:- Wink Of Stella

Stamp Of The Week – Natures Treasures II

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Apologies for my lack of posting recently, my creative mojo seemed to disappear as soon as the sunshine arrived. Anyway, I am back (for now) with a little creative mojo and a new Stamp Of The Week.

This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II

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This set was and still is one of my favourite and definitely a ‘go to’ set when I need some leaves. It pairs wonderfully with loads of Uniko clear stamp sets, but can also be used on its own like I have done for todays card, apart from the sentiment from Simply Said Birthday

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I have been enjoying the technique of ink blending recently with my new Clarity Stencil Brushes and so with the current AAA Cards challenge HERE and seen below is to use a stash favourite I decided to ink them up for the challenge.

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Not a huge amount to say about my card, I simply blended my Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers on a piece of Whisper White CS.

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I then stamped all of the leaves along the edge of my card in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them in detail white embossing powder. I then fussy cut around the leaves and adhered the panel to a thick Whisper White CS base.

A really quick and CAS card, just the way I like it!

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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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.