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September 2017 Craft Stamper Magazine!

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Have you got your copy yet?! The September issue of Craft Stamper magazine went on sale yesterday. I was lucky enough to receive a copy in the mail earlier in the week and eager to see the Uniko feature. I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed as I had already seen some of the Design Team projects. However, seeing them in print is a whole new perspective and DELIGHT :)

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Anyway, I shared some sneak peeks HERE the other day of the projects featured in the magazine and today I am back to share a few more sneak peeks at the projects featured over HERE on the Craft Stamper blog today!

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Head on over HERE to the Craft Stamper magazine blog for the full photos and details on all of the projects featured above!

If you would like to get a copy of the magazine, here’s some of the places you can get the magazine from August 4th…www.craftstamper.com to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.com for single print copies, digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk¬†Overseas subscriptions are available too!

That’s all from me today, thanks for stopping by :)

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Excited for Septembers Craft Stamper Magazine!

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I am super duper excited to share some sneaky peeks of some projects the Design Team and I have in a Uniko feature in the September issue of Craft Stamper magazine – whoop!

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I was beyond thrilled when Trish Latimer the Editor of Craft Stamper emailed me to see if Uniko along with the Design Team would be interested in making some projects for a feature in the magazine. As you can see, I did and my Design Team have been amazing and created SO many mixed media projects using Uniko products, that they couldn’t fit them all in the magazine feature! Fear not the extra ones will be on their blog ūüėČ

Subscribers to the magazine will have probably received their copy through the mail by now, but those who want to grab a copy they will go on sale on Friday 4th August. I’ve attached some info as to how to purchase a copy online or get a subscription¬†at the end of the post.

Anyway, how about a few sneaky peek photos at a few of the projects featured…

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These first two photos are of projects I created. I had a little bit of a theme going and I was also inspired by the current trend of pairing florals with geometrics. Can you spot my signature colour combo too?!

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This beautiful blue and turquoise card is by Jane, again bang on trend with pairing geometrics, this time with the butterfly from English Country Garden Butterflies.

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This project peek is one of Lindsey’s. Just look at the layering of stamped images and pretty colours. Can you name some of the sets Lindsey has used on the background?! If you can, tell me in the comments and I’ll pick a winner to receive one of the sets featured ūüėČ

Next is another pretty English Country Garden Butterfly project, this time by Rahmat…

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Another beautiful pairing of the butterfly, this time with Pure Florals: Lily. Such pretty shades of pink, beautiful ink splatters and shiny sequins :)

There is a bit of a trend appearing, with another project featuring English Country Garden Butterflies. A firm favourite among the DT ūüėČ This is one of the projects by Sarah G. I love how Sarah has used the sentiment from the set in the background and the blues, turquoise and greens. Such fresh and happy colours.

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Lastly, but by no means least is this fabulous sneak peek by Sarah P…

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Another firm favourite of the myself and the DT is Originally Organic. It also seems pretty popular in store as again it is sold out! I will be getting a restock of this set along with others in the next couple of weeks ūüėČ

I hope you have enjoyed this sneaky peek post and are now itching to get your hands on the magazine?! You definitely want to get a copy either physical or digital as there is a giveaway of some kind in the magazine, where you can win some Uniko clear stamps!

Here’s some of the places you can get the magazine from August 4th…www.craftstamper.com to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.com for single print copies, digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk¬†Overseas subscriptions are available too!

That’s all from me today, thanks for stopping by :)

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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 ūüėČ 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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The Saturday Show Returns!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

Do you remember the feature I used to do called The Saturday Show? I used to have a lot more time on my hands to peruse the internet and blogland to find and comment on all the wonderful Uniko customer projects. I also liked to choose a few and share them here on the Uniko blog.

Now that I am ‘slowly’ getting some time back and the beauty of places like Facebook and Instagram especially, I am able to find and see Uniko customer projects more easily :) So I thought it would be nice to kick start this feature again once a month.

So without further ado it’s over to YOU…

First up is this beautiful Happy Succulents card by Julia, which I spotted over on Instagram. Those beautiful purple hues are so striking. Thank you so much for tagging #uniko over on IG Julia.

Next are two cards also spotted on Instagram by Julie, a wonderful customer at Uniko for many years ¬†(thank you)…

First this pretty Originally Organic card. The designer paper Julie has paired with the swirly foliage image from the clear stamp set is just perfect. The colours are just so happy and summery too.

This next card by Julie really packs a punch with the bold colours and awesome CAS design…

Here Julie has combined the SUPER popular Background Blocks Halftone with the Explosion! clear stamp set. What a super masculine card, don’t you think?

Thank you so much Julie for sharing and tagging #uniko on Instagram.

Next I have some more floral designs to share from Elaine who has also been a loyal customer at Uniko for many years. Elaine never ceases to amaze me with how she uses Uniko’s floral stamps…

On this first card Elaine has used Background Blocks Doodle Flower and the emboss resist technique, which is the current game over at AAA Cards. Just look at those happy summery sunshine colours :)

On this next card Elaine has used Pure Florals: Lily paired with a sentiment from Originally Organic…

A beautiful CAS design. The layout, gold embossing and beautiful watercoloring really made this card stand out. Which lastly leads me onto to this stunner…

Just a quirky die cut technique really adds interest and pizzaz to this already beautiful coloured Lily. Be sure to pop by Elaine’s blog Craft-E-Place and checkout all the beautiful and inspiring projects.

Continuing the floral beauties is Sharon…

Sharon created this Neapolitan coloured shaker card using Background Blocks Doodle Flower, aren’t those colours just scrumptious? A huge congratulations to Sharon for her Top 5 placing for this card over at Passion for Promarkers too :)

Continuing the theme of flowers, Sharon also used the Pure Florals: Lily to make this shimmery beauty…

Just look at the beautiful pink Lily and overall stunning design. Lastly, I have one more card by Sharon I wanted to share…

The die cut curves of this card design really draws focus to the floral heart wreath from Originally Organic Additions. Such a beautiful CAS showcase of this clear stamp set. Thank you for sharing your Uniko creations Sharon and be sure to head on over to From My Craft Desk to be inspired even more.

There seems to be a floral theme occurring, as I share this next card…

This card is by Nonni from Nonni’s Handmade Cards and features the popular Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum. This design is beautifully stamped, masked and coloured. The added die cut technique really keeps the focus on the flower but gets the sentiment across. Thank you for sharing this beautiful showcase Nonni.

Lastly and by no means least I have a two cards to share by Izzy from Izzy scrap. Again, I couldn’t help but continue this floral theme…

So many of you are enjoying the recently release Pure Florals: Lily and the array of designs show how versatile this set is. Keeping the leaves and buds as black and white outlines really makes the embossed watercolored Lilly POP from the card. The added sentiment helps highlight the warmth from the design too. LOVE this split layout too.

Next up is this Beautiful Blooms III beauty…

Yellow and Grey is a wonderful combintion and I love how Izzy used the colours. The subtle splattering and mirrored stamping of the floral frames the ‘happy’ sentiment. Thank you for these beautiful showcase’s Izzy.

I hope you have enjoyed this months The Saturday Show and I really could have shared so many more wonderful customer designs. It was so hard choosing what to share here on the blog today. I will continue to keep a look out for your wonderful designs using Uniko products and don’t forget to #hashtag me using the following, so I can find you!

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Don’t do social media or blog? Why not drop me an email (bev@uniko.co.uk) with a photo of what you create using your Uniko goodies. I’d LOVE to see them and be able to share them here on the blog :)

THANK YOU to everyone that has purchased Uniko clear stamps and designer dies, you make me so happy and you keep this little business and dream of mine alive. I appreciate YOU more than you will ever know.

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Introducing… Pure Florals: Lily

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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.

On Wednesday HERE we introduced 2 new Background Block clear stamps and yesterday HERE we introduced a new clear stamp set called Happy Succulents. Be sure to pop by and hop along with the team!

Today we are introducing an addition to the Pure Florals clear stamp set range, Pure Florals: Lily and I have shared a little bit about the designing of this set over HERE at the start of the hop.

With that I have a couple of cards to share using the set…

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For this first card I wanted a bright, cheery rainbow background! I started by stamping and masking off the 3 lilies and then used my distress inks and Clarity Stencil Brushes to create the background. I then added a sentiment from Originally Organic and used my PrismaColour Pencils to add a little colour and depth to the flowers.
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I’ve one more card to share before I hand you over to the design team and prepare to be WOWed by them, they really have worked wonders with this set and I am jealous of all their colouring skills!
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Again I reached for my ink blending tools, something I didn’t think I would do very often and here we are two cards in a row! This time I used Altenew inks and applied them ink a circular motion so the colours radiated from the centre of the Lily.
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I stamped the same full Lily onto my base card and created a mat layer using a MFT stitched die. The sentiment is a mix from Pure Florals: Lily and Simply Said.
Ok, that’s all from me, but be sure to hop along the rest of the design team via the links below…

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 have introduced this week will be available HERE for you to purchase TOMORROW Saturday 6th May at 9am GMT.

They will also be available to purchase at Happy Stampers Festival if you are attending! I look forward to seeing you if you are and I will also be demoing the new release along with some of my favourites ūüėČ

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 this new clear stamp set :)

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May 2017 Sneak Peeks Day 2!

Welcome back to day 2 of the May 2017 Release Sneak Peeks! I hope you enjoyed the 2 peeks that I shared HERE yesterday and thank you to those who left such lovely comments :)

Let’s see what I have today…

First up I have a peek at a trending themed clear stamp set, which is also designed in a similar style to the Originally Organic clear stamps ūüėČ

Lastly I have a peek at a new addition to the Pure Florals range…

That’s all of the peeks I have to share with you for this release, you will get to see more of this set in use by the DT and myself in the coming days, so stay tuned!

Myself and the Design Team will be back tomorrow with our first introductions  РYAY!

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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August 2016 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

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With the summer holidays in full swing here in the UK and as I spend time with my beans and family you might have guessed with no sneak peeks that there is no new release this month. So instead we have another Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY instead!

This month I decided upon the Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum clear stamp set, probably due to the lovely summer blooms that I am seeing on my days out and time in the garden!

This is what I came up with…

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As usual I turned to a couple of challenges to spark my creativity! It’s been a little all over the place these past few weeks and so I needed a little help again ūüėČ

For the layout of my card I used the new Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below.

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I then needed a colour scheme for my card so I turned to the Color Throwdown seen HERE and below. A lovely summery combination this week perfect for florals.

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Quite a simple CAS card with a little masking and stamping! I started by stamping the sentiment and masking it off to stamp the flower and leaves. I added a little more interest to the card by dividing my aqua strips of card rather than layering a white piece of CS to create the lines of the sketch.

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Ok, that’s all from me, but there is more inspiration from the team…

 CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

  CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

 CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

 CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

It wouldn’t be a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY right?

Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning this featured set.  Or if you win and already own the set an eGift certificate for £15 will be awarded. You have until midnight Sunday 21st August 2016 to comment and the winner will be announced on Monday 22nd August 2016.

Thank you for stopping & hopping along with us today :)

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Apologies for the sudden lack of posts last week, the nice weather made an appearance here in the UK. So I spent quality time with the beans and my husband, making the most of it as we never know how long it will stay! By the time the beans had gone to sleep I was worn out myself and had a few early nights ūüėČ

Anyway, as I didn’t finish the SOTW last week, I am continuing with¬†Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Todays card is another quick CAS card…

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As usual I was inspired by a few challenges, the inspiration is needed in this unusual heat we are experiencing right now! First up the layout of my card is from CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below.

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Secondly my colour combo is inspired by the current Global Design Project challenge seen HERE and below.

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Just some simple flat Copic colouring of the smallest Chrysanth blooms today in one of my fave colours ūüėČ Not much to say about the card really!

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Anyway, I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set and don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Before I go how about a few bean Summer fun photos which I took yesterday…

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Josh is in the red shirt and Ben the white, playing at their sand and water table minus the sand as they kept throwing it in the pool the day before!

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Excuse the state of the garden, still trying to clear it of all the bushes and Ivy that had taken it over. Still quite a few hours work to do to get it how I want, though not always the time!

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and  SU! Calypso Coral

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and Calypso Coral

Accessories: Wink Of Stella

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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A new week and a NEW Stamp Of The Week!¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Todays card is another quick CAS card…

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This time I chose to work with the largest solid bloom, stamping it 3 times onto a white mat layer using SU! Calypso Coral ink around the Congratulations sentiment also from the set. After the ink had dried I used my Wink Of Stella pen to colour over the stamped bloom, petal by petal to add a subtle sparkle to the card. The panel is then adhered to a Calypso Coral card base.

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A fun, quick and simple card idea to mass produce. The sentiment could easily be switched to suit any occasion.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I am trying to do at least an hour weeding, pruning and generally clearing the back garden. We are getting rid of two boarders that were full of prickly bushes and ivy to make more grass area for the boys to play on. Then I can let them play out without constant supervision as I know that they can’t escape from the garden!!

Anyway, I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set and don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week. Plus I have another 15% off discount code THIS WEEK ONLY!

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black and  SU! Calypso Coral

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and Calypso Coral

Accessories: Wink Of Stella

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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A new week and a NEW Stamp Of The Week!¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

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Todays card is one that I have been ‘planning’ to make for some time now, one of those I ‘want to make’ cards but never seem to get round to making! Today was the day though and here it is…

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It’s a really simple card using the two smaller Chrysanthemum stamps in the set. Even though it is just a randomly layered stamping card in two colours with just a section masked for the sentiment, I had a few attempts with my stamping tonight!

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Ok, that’s all from me tonight, not much to say about my card really and I think the beans have worm me out! I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set and don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week. Plus I have another 15% off discount code THIS WEEK ONLY!

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Pixie Dust and SU! Melon Mambo

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White

Accessories:¬†SU! It’s My Party Enamel Dots