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February 2017 & 5th Birthday Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Welcome to the Uniko February 2017 & 5th Birthday Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Today I am here with the help of the awesome design team to introduce you to the FIVE clear stamp sets available to purchase HERE now!

Let’s have a look at them… First up we have one of the new style stamps and first in the series of Block Party. This one is appropriately named Block Party Birthday…

Block Party Birthday £9 / £9.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017 www.uniko.co.uk

As you can see the stamp features some awesome birthday themed words in fabulous and trendy fonts, along with some current and retired Uniko birthday images. The stamp measures 9.5 x 13cm. If you missed seeing this set in action during the introductions, you can catch up HERE. However, I am sure you will see a few more ideas using this stamp along todays hop 😉

Next we have Originally Organic Additions…

Originally Organic Additions £9 / £9.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017 www.uniko.co.uk

I couldn’t resist bringing you this additions clear stamp set to not only work on its own, but to work with the popular Originally Organics clear stamp set released towards the end of 2016. Many of you will recognise the heart wreath featured in the set, which was part of a digital collection of stamps I designed for Simply Cards & Papercrafts Magazine HERE.

Another new style clear stamp series called Background Blocks. They are what they say, simply a block of yummy pattern! The first in this series Background Blocks Halftone is due to my LOVE of Pop Art and Roy Litchenstien, plus the modern pop art trend is making a come back this year.

Background Blocks Halftone £4 / £4.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017 www.uniko.co.uk

This stamp measures 7 x 9.5 cm, the perfect size for a focal pattern on your card / project and more. There are so many possibilities with this stamp and if you missed the inspiration during the introductions, you can catch up HERE. This clear stamp goes hand in hand with the next clear stamp set…

Explosion! Additions £9 / £9.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017 www.uniko.co.uk

Explosion! Additions clear stamp set, again due to my LOVE of Pop Art and to breath fresh life into the previously released Explosions! clear stamp set. Oh the fun I have had with these stamps 😉 If you missed the introduction of this set you can catch up HERE.

Lastly and by no means least, I think I save my NEW favourite to last, I welcome Uniko Style to the Uniko clear stamp line up…

Background Blocks Halftone £4 / £4.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017 www.uniko.co.uk

Uniko Style is a modern Scandinavian inspired floral building and layering stamp set. This set might not be much to look at from the product picture itself, but the samples in the introduction HERE show just how it looks stamped in colour.

Now I have done all the formal introductions, here are a few more cards I made using the new stamps…

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For my first card I decided to use Explosion! Additions and Background Blocks Halftone to try out an idea I had to add a halftone effect to the Copic coloured WOW! and BAM!

I started by stamping the words in Memento Tuxedo black and then colouring them with Copic Markers. I then created a negative mask of each of the words and stamped the Background Blocks Halftone in black ink just on the lower half of each word. I then masked each word to over stamp the halftone explosion in Lawn Fawn Merman ink.

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The card took a couple of hours to make (I am slow a colouring), but I am really pleased with the result and it turned out how I had imagined it too :)

Next I decided to reach for my new FAVE, Uniko Style…

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I decided to make a shaker card and added a little subtle Background Blocks Halftone behind the shaker window for added interest.

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The sentiment is from Originally Organic Additions, the sequin mix from Pretty Pink Posh and the enamel accents from Stampin’ Up!

That’s all I have to share with you today, but as usual the Design Team have an AMAZING blog hop for you to enjoy. Simply hop along the links below and be sure to leave a comment along the way for your chance to WIN the ENTIRE release, plus a couple of extras! A winner will be picked at random from all the comments left along the hop before Midnight Saturday 4th March GMT.

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CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

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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 really hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration this week. Thank you for all the lovely comments, they are all appreciated.

PLUS, if that wasn’t enough… 

For RELEASE DAY ONLY I am offering 

FREE Worldwide Shipping*! 

* PLEASE NOTE… if you live outside of the UK and your order contains a backorder clear stamp set (Originally Organic, Pure Florals: Gerbera or Marvellous Mehndi) your order will not ship until the backorder items arrive at Uniko HQ. 

If you live in the UK, your order will be shipped and any backorder items will be shipped once they arrive at Uniko HQ.

Happy hopping & shopping!!

February 2017 & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks Day 2

WhooHoo!

The Uniko 5th Birthday Celebrations are now in FULL swing. Yesterday I shared the first 2 sneak peeks of the FIVE clear stamps being released this month and today I get to show you the last of the ‘official’ sneak peeks.

Ok, lets get to these peeks…

This first peek is BANG on trend! It is another new ‘style’ stamp being added to the Uniko Clear Stamp line up called Background Blocks. This has SO many possibilities and can be paired with SO many clear stamps from florals to masculine images. Which leads me nicely onto the next peek…

Now, if you are a long time fan and follower of Uniko, you might just recognise the font and design in this peek 😉 This set again is BANG on trend and pairs perfectly with the previously released Explosion! clear stamp set.

Lastly but by no means least I have listened to your requests and suggestions for this clear stamp set…

Again, if you have been following me and Uniko for some time, you will know my LOVE of Scandinavian design and before our 4th Birthday celebrations I shared a post HERE called Uniko…way back to the beginning! Anyway, this little mini set is inspired by my all time favourite design and I can’t wait to show you the possibilities of this set!

Ok, so that is all the peeks and tomorrow the FUN begins as the Design Team and I start the product introductions.

Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 18th – 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th – 24th Sept, 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 25th February 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! Hope to see you back tomorrow?!

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Introducing… I LOVE Tea

Hey!

Over HERE today the Uniko Design Team, Taheerah Atchia Uniko DT Alumni and I are introducing the soon to be released I LOVE Tea, be sure to hop on over and join in on the mini blog hop to see the awesome inspiration the team have created using this new set.

Anyway, I thought I would share a card here too…

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Like with yesterdays introduction of Beautiful Blooms III, I thought I would share some more inspiration here. This time I am sharing the first card I made using this soon to be released set, I LOVE Tea. As you can see this is a follow on set from the previously released I LOVE Coffee set.

Both the sentiment fonts and the drawing style is the same, so that the sets can be mixed and matched for even more possibilities.

If you have been HERE to join in on the blog hop today you will see that stacking the teacups is a popular trend with the DT, hence my choice to share this card here today! To create the stacked teacups I used the masking technique, I then flat coloured each of the cups with a trio of Copic markers, super simple.

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After colouring the teacups I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the card using foam adhesive. The sentiment is from the new set and comes as two stamps for more stamping possibilities.

Ok, that’s all from me just now, but I will be back later with a new Stamp Of The Week and card using the set. Until then, thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely comments.

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Introducing… Beautiful Blooms III

Hey!

Over HERE today the Uniko Design Team and I are introducing the soon to be released Beautiful Blooms III, be sure to hop on over and join in on the mini blog hop to see the awesome inspiration the team have created using this new set.

Anyway, I thought I would share a card here too…

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This is a super simple card using all the layers of the bloom. I started out by stamping the solid flower in SU! Summer Sun onto a scrap of white card and with Cameo Coral onto my card base. The first detail is stamped in Pumpkin Pie on the first and Calypso Coral on the second. I then added the outline and smaller detail in VersaMark ink and heat embossing with detail white EP.

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The leaves are from the set and the sentiment from Pure Florals: Cosmos. A few tiny rhinestones for some sparkle to finish it off.

Ok, that’s all from me just now, but I will be back later with my last Stamp Of The Week card this week, using English Country Garden Butterflies. Until then, thank you for stopping by and for all the lovely comments.

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February Sneak Peeks Day 2

YAY! I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, I am so pleased that you are liking the look of the release so far :)

Today we are continuing the countdown to our 4th Birthday, with a couple more sneak peeks of products being released on the 11th February. The first couple were HERE yesterday, in case you missed them!

First up we have a sneak peek at a new sentiment set…

This mini set is jam-packed full of sentiments for all sorts of occasions. They also pair lovely with so many other Uniko sentiment and image sets for even more possibilities. It’s certainly proving to be a ‘go to’ set for me!

Lastly but by no means least I got my ‘cute’ on when designing for this next set…

This set has a mixture of interchangeable sentiments in two fun an trendy fonts along with the cute bunny 😉 As you can see it would be perfect for Easter, but how about new baby, children’s cards or even Valentine’s???

Ok, that’s all the sneak peeks for this release, I will be back again tomorrow with the Uniko DT and a Uniko Alumni to introduce you to the first product – YAY! I do hope I will see you tomorrow?!

Below I have outlined the release schedule and as it is a celebration, it would be rude not to have prizes!

Sneak Peeks Today & Tomorrow (5th & 6th February) These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 7th  – 10th February – Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The Uniko Design Team and a few Uniko DT Alumni will be joining in on the introductions and you won’t want to miss a second!
Release Day! Thursday 11th February 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 Uniko Design Team & Alumni Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release & more!

Now, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun from the 5th – 10th February 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 Blogs, Design Team Blogs, Alumni Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on TwitterPinterest and Instagram.
Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)
 

February Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

The countdown to Uniko’s 4th Birthday has begun, I can hardly believe that this little company has made it this far!

It is all down to YOU awesome customers who make my heart happy when you purchase my products and the FABulous Uniko Design Team past & present who have promoted Uniko products. All this combined continues to make my dream of designing stamps, dies and running this business possible.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your custom and loyalty over these past 4 years, I truly appreciate each and everyone of you.
Now, how about some MORE sneaky peeks of what’s in store for this release. You may have seen a few around social media the past few days already, but here are the ‘official’ sneak peeks…

This is a peek of a multi step stamping floral set which is a follow on from a very popular series of ‘bloom’ stamps 😉 It contains an array of building opportunities and will sure to be a go to floral set and will pair with SO many other Uniko products.

Next up, is another set in the mini series of beverage themed sets…

This time round it is for all you tea lovers out there! I have kept the style the same as the previously released I LOVE Coffee, for more mix and match possibilities. It even coordinates with the set above, as the bloom was too nice not to appear again 😉

That’s all the sneak peeks for today, I will be back again tomorrow with a couple more. I do hope I will see you tomorrow?!

Below I have outlined the release schedule and as it is a celebration, it would be rude not to have prizes!

Sneak Peeks Today & Tomorrow (5th & 6th February) These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 7th  – 10th February – Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The Uniko Design Team and a few Uniko DT Alumni will be joining in on the introductions and you won’t want to miss a second!

Release Day! Thursday 11th February 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 Uniko Design Team & Alumni Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release & more!

Now, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun from the 5th – 10th February 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 Blogs, Design Team Blogs, Alumni Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on TwitterPinterest and Instagram.

Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)
 

Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Uniko Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop!

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I am so glad you have stopped by today as today we have a Uniko Design Team Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop (To start at the beginning of the blog hop CLICK HERE). I decided to put on this extra Design Team blog hop as not all the team received their November Release goodies in time for the release day blog hop HERE.

So, we are all here today with more inspiration using the Uniko November 2015 Release products, which are still in stock but a couple of the sets I only have a small amount of stock left 😉

Here are some more cards I made using the new clear stamps…

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First up I have another card using Essentially Christmas. This time I wanted to focus on the little present/gift box in the set and a couple of the smaller accent elements.

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As you can see I 2 step stamped the gift in VersaMagic Red Magic & Encore gold inks. The gift is topped with the bow from Jingle Bells as I wanted a more ‘poofey’ bow!

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My next card has been on my ‘to make’ list since I first got my hands on the November Release! Finally I found the inspiration to make it 😉

Again, I was inspired by the colours & photo inspiration from the current Fusion Card Challenge HERE and seen below. I just love the colours, they’re one of my favourite Christmas go to combos.

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I just so happened to have the ‘perfect’ shaker card mix of sequins that I bought months ago from ‘Little Things from Lucy’s Cards’. For my card I have combined the bow & fern from Jingle Bells with the Let it Snow & bauble hanger from Labelled Christmas.

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I have one last card to share with you today using I LOVE Coffee

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This card was inspired by the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge seen HERE and below. As you can see it is a sketch challenge. I have been lucky enough to be Guest Designing for CC&S for the month of November & you can see my GD card HERE. Which I really liked, but as you can see I ‘bent’ the rules quite a bit & I didn’t stick to the half circle elements in the sketch (Sorry CC&S).

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So this time I did! It turned out to be the perfect sketch to show you the size difference between the Uniko logo flower contained in the I LOVE Coffee set compared to the same flower contained in the previously released Flower Power #3 set.

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Another thing I discovered was how the larger outline flower from Flower Power #3 can be ‘joined’ together when stamped to hang over an edge :) I think it helps join the two semi circles and the design to flow. After I had done my focal elements I wanted a sentiment but couldn’t find a suitable placement over the semi circles, so I decided to stamp the sentiment ‘Coffee & Friends make the perfect blend’ on my white CS panel in VersaMark Dazzle Champagne ink.

Ok, that is FINALLY all from me today! Remember, simply visit & comment along the hop by midnight Saturday 5th December, to be in the chance of winning  the ENTRIE release! The WINNER will be announced Sunday 6th December.

All the new products showcased today are available HERE on the website.

We also have a Black Friday weekend SALE on AND we have some products RETIRING which are at a discounted price until all stock of the retiring items are sold.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today & joining in on all the fun. I hope that you all have a wonderful festive season.

November 2015 Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hey!

I’m back today with a couple more sneak peeks…

 This first peek today is of a set that is JAM packed full of possibilities AND they include non Christmas ones too!

The last set for the November Release is fun & festive & will coordinate with SO many Uniko & non Uniko Christmas products.
Ok, that’s all the sneak peeks for today, but I will be back tomorrow with my first product introduction. 😉 I do hope you will pop back & also join in on the Uniko release fun as we countdown to Release Day! I’ve outline the schedule below for you…

Sneak Peeks 5th & 6th November. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store.

Introducing… 7th – 10th November. Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. 

Release Day! Thursday 11th November 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 mini Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win an eGift Certificate. 
AND as the DT in the US are late getting their release goodies, we have organised an extra blog hop & prizes of course…
Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop! Saturday 28th November is the official DT Blog Hop showcasing the release & of course prizes up for grabs!

Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)

November 2015 Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hey!

The day is FINALLY here & I can share a couple of sneak peeks from the upcoming November 2015 Release :) I am so excited about this release & more so because it’s nearly Christmas!
Anyway, without further ado let’s get to a couple of peeks…

 This first peek is of a fun Christmas essentials clear stamp set. The set features a collection of fun outline & solid images along with some mix & match sentiments. It also coordinates with a previously release Uniko Christmas clear stamp set for even more possibilities!

 This second peek is for all you coffee lovers out there & perfect for all your coffee living friends too! Even though it is coffee themed, it would be easy to make it suitable for any hot beverage.
Ok, that’s all the sneak peeks for today, but I will be back tomorrow with more 😉 I do hope you will pop back & also join in on the Uniko release fun as we countdown to Release Day! I’ve outline the schedule below for you…

Sneak Peeks 5th & 6th November. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 7th – 10th November. Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. 

Release Day! Thursday 11th November 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 mini Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win an eGift Certificate. 
AND as the DT in the US are late getting their release goodies, we have organised an extra blog hop & prizes of course…

Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop! Saturday 28th November is the official DT Blog Hop showcasing the release & of course prizes up for grabs!

 Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)

Uniko Challenge #25

Hey!

Welcome back for our September challenge. This month we have another fun challenge for you to try with another optional twist too.

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with an optional twist of THANKS

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.
How about some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, with the September Release in full swing I have used a couple of the new sets for my card…
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As usual I have used a couple of challenges to spark my creativity, I seem to be lacking in mojo a little recently! Anyway, I decided to use the current Freshly Made Sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card. It is perfect for the large outline THANKS sentiment.
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I also used the current CAS – Colours & Sketches challenge colours again as they were already on my desk. You can join in HERE and see the colours below.
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I started out by masking off a centre strip on a white CS panel & stamped a variety of leaves and swirls from the Natures Treasures II set (released tomorrow). I then stamped & glittered the large THANKS on a smaller panel of white CS & tied some embroidery floss around before adhering to the stamped panel with foam adhesive. Then mounted again onto a white card base.
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Be sure to check out the DT and Guest Designer creations HERE and find the link up to the Uniko Challenge too!

Need a little more incentive to join in the fun? Will some prizes help?

THE PRIZES!

Our DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher

Our DT will choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (THANKS) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on Friday October 2nd 8am BST.