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25 Days Of Christmas Tags

Hey and Happy Tuesday!

Uniko is excited and honoured to be taking part AND sponsoring the FABulous 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted and organised by the lovely Tracey McNeely from In My Creative Opinion.

All the fun began on Nov 1st HERE and there are lots of prizes and inspiration to be had, so be sure to check it out from the beginning.

Anyway, the Uniko DT myself included have made a Christmas tag or two to inspire and share with you, all the links can be found HERE.
This is what I came up with…

I’ve seen a few shaker tags around blog land and Pinterest and so I thought I would challenge myself to have a go! I was also inspired by the current “Less is More” challenge HERE, which is to use Purple and Gold, though as I have made a tag, rather than a cardI am not entering into the challenge. I used the challenge as inspiration.

Anyway, I started by die cutting 3 of my tags from white card. I then die cut a rounded rectangle from one of the tags to create my window. The snowflakes are my favourite trio from Stunning Snowflakes and I stamped them onto the second die cut tag.

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I used a mixture of gold and purple sequins for my shaker and added a gold heat embossed snowflake with a few enamel dots to embellish the outside of the tag. Some satin ribbon and bakers twine finished the tag off nicely.

The third tag I die cut was to create a back to my tag, scoring and adhering only a small section at the top so my tag would stand up! It also gives a flat surface to write the recipients name and message too.

Before I go I have a couple more tags to share, which are SNEAKY sneak peeks at a couple of clear stamp sets being released in a couple of weeks 😉

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Now, I am also offering an extra prize to the Sponsor Prize!

Simply comment on all of the Uniko Design Team blog posts (links above) AND Tracey’s post HERE and I will use random.org to select a winner to receive a November 2016 Release Clear Stamp Set!! You have until midnight GMT 26th November 2016 to leave your comment for the chance to win!

I hope we have inspired you to join in on the fun and I look forward to seeing you in the gallery link up!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week, this week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Anyway, here is todays card using the set…

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Todays card is almost a one layer card, but the die cut gold SNOW & tiny rhinestones adds a postal friendly layer to it. This card was inspired by this non Christmas card HERE and below.

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The colours for my card are inspired by the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge HERE which is a colour challenge, but you get to choose from any of the 2015 colour combos.

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SO many wonderful choices, that I actually made 2 cards but the second I will be sharing in next weeks Stamp Of The Week 😉

Anyway, I chose Challenge #144 colours seen HERE and below…

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I never found time to join in on these colours & they are perfect for a snowflake card 😉 Another much needed Christmas card & one that can be fairly quickly mass produced if needed! I’ll leave you with one last view of the card…

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Today we have family visiting, so I might not get much time in the studio to create. Hopefully I will get time to make one last card using this set to share with you tomorrow.

Don’t forget that the Stunning Snowflakes set is discounted this week & will be back to it’s normal price on Monday. We also have FREE UK SHIPPING & all international orders will receive a £3 shipping refund.

Until the next time, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week, this week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Anyway, here is todays card using the set…

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I’ve combined 2 challenges for this card, first up the layout and overall design is based on this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below.

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I started out with a different version of this card but made a few boo boos on it so abandoned it, I may try it again & share if it works! Then I remembered I have the SU! polka dot stencil and decided to do some ink daubing through it, something I’ve not done much of at all. So much so that I couldn’t even find a dauber! I used a dry baby wipe instead to brush the ink onto the black CS through the stencil which has resulted in a softer edge to my gold polka dots.

Secondly the colour scheme of my card is inspired by the new Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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Usually I would use less black and more white and gold but decided to give the black more focus. Instead of adding sentiment I decided to leave the card sentiment free & add a few rhinestones for added shine and sparkle. The stamped & fussy cut snowflake is adhered to the card using foam adhesive and lightly brushed with a clear Wink Of Stella pen.

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That’s all from me this evening, it’s been another long day with the beans today. They were tired following their afternoon at Grandma’s & Grandad’s yesterday and so were quite irritable at times and quite demanding for attention. Hence this mummy is quite tired now!

I have some December Daily to catch up on so I might relax in the studio and have a play! I will be back tomorrow with more to share using this set & until then, thank you for stopping by.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week. Seriously, how did we get to Thursday & Thursday evening here in the UK?? These days and weeks are just flying past me at the speed of light! Anyway, back to this weeks Stamp Of The Week 😉

This week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Here’s my card using the set…

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I was inspired by the current Muse challenge card seen HERE and below. Isn’t it a FUN card? I instantly thought of the tiny snowflakes from the set and had to ink them up.

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For the stamped coloured circles I used a circle stamp from the first Uniko clear stamp set, Today, Tomorrow & Always Extra Time. I partially inked the trio of dots stamping them in Memento Luxe Rose Bud, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem & Aquatic Splash. I stamped the sentiment and added a few rhinestones for sparkle. The panel is then mounted to the card base using foam adhesive.

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Just a little info if you’re not on Facebook or signed up for the Uniko newsletter, I have some FESTIVE SHIPPING OFFERS. The UK FREE SHIPPING has been extended AND I am also offering £3 off ALL INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING*, until Sunday 20th December 10pm GMT.

*No minimum spend & no code required. The £3 will be refunded prior to shipping, converted to the currency you paid in*

Ok that’s all from me today, short and sweet from me this evening. I have had an unexpected but VERY welcomed ‘bean free’ few hours AND a VERY VERY long list of things to do! I will be back again tomorrow with more to share & until then, THANK YOU for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week. I took a little break last week due to Black Friday & due to illness. BUT I am back this week with more projects to share :)

Basically each week I will be choosing a stamp set to dust off & give some inky love to. Though I am open to requests of stamp sets to revisit, so if you have a request either leave a comment or drop me an email. Along with giving the set some love, the featured set is also discounted in store for that week.

This week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Anyway, enough of my ramblings, how about a card…

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I had to try the CAS Colours & Sketches sketch again seen HERE and below, it’s been a challenging one, but I have enjoyed the creative challenge!

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I had assorts of ideas floating around my head and I tried a variety of techniques but I wasn’t happy with any of the results. I ended up simply creating a semi circular mask and stamping the snowflakes inside the mask, then adding a gold ‘SNOW’ die cut using SU! Little Letters Dies. I added a few tiny rhinestones to finish the design off and add a little more sparkle.

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As I can’t resist a challenge, I decided to combine a colour challenge too 😉 These colours are from the current {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge seen HERE and below. I love turquoise/aquamarine and so this combined with snowflakes made me extremely happy! Haha!

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Don’t forget that the Stunning Snowflake clear stamp set is discounted this week HERE, it also remains at the recent Black Friday Sale price!

As we have officially started the Countdown to Christmas I have FREE UK SHIPPING on all orders in the United Kingdom  from NOW until 10pm GMT 3rd December. Not to worry if you are outside of the UK, I haven’t forgotten you! Stay tuned this week or sign up to receive our newsletter for a special offer coming your way 😉

Ok, that’s all from me today, these beans need some mummy attention! I will be back tomorrow for more to share, until then THANK YOU for stopping by.

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Have you joined in yet?

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I’m here today along with our Guest Designers & some of the Design Team to remind you that there is still time to join in on the current Uniko Challenge HERE.

This month we have another super easy challenge for you…

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with an optional twist of CAS

I am sure you are all busying away creating for Christmas now that it is less than a month away, so why not join in on the fun. As always there are prizes up for grabs too 😉

This month we have two wonderful Guest Designers, firstly our winner from Challenge #25 Jen from The Other Fickle Pixie and Shona from Twine Around. Be sure to stop on by their blogs to see what they have created & why not have a peek around their blog too, you won’t be disappointed!

Don’t forget to visit the Uniko Design Team too & see what they’ve created, all the links to their blogs can be found HERE on the challenge post.

Onto my card…

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As you can see I have gone super CAS for this one & one layer too, perfect for mailing out! I used a few other challenges to spark my creativity. First up is the current 2 week challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below. I’ve had so many ideas whirling around for this sketch but with being ill I hadn’t found time to join in.

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I was also inspired by the new Fusion Card Challenge HERE and seen below, I used the colours from the inspiration photo. Such lovely turquoise/blue tones with sparkly silver & white.

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As you can see from this close up below, I have used 2 snowflakes from Stunning Snowflakes & heat embossed one the sentiments from the set with Stardust EP for the sparkle! I was going to say I used one of my favourite sentiments from the set, but I actually LOVE them all! Haha!

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I actually chose this particular sentiment due to the new challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges HERE. This fortnight it is an inspired by words challenge & the words are…

SNOWFLAKES ARE WINTER’S BUTTERFLIES

So, I thought I would join in over there too! Ok, I have one last little bit of info for you before I go & that is…

It’s BLACK FRIDAY!

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Uniko have a special Black Friday event on, we have over 50% off selected clear stamp sets on the SALE page & also on the RETIRING page. Be sure to grab yourself a bargain, as stock is very limited on some items. The SALE ends on Sunday 29th November, but the RETIRING items will remain reduced until all stock is sold.

Finally that’s all from me today! Hope to see you joining in on the Uniko Challenge 😉

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Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Christmas

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week. Basically each week I will be choosing a stamp set to dust off & give some inky love to. Though I am open to requests of stamp sets to revisit, so if you have a request either leave a comment or drop me an email. Along with giving the set some love, the featured set is also discounted in store for that week.

This week I am dusting off… Label Love: Christmas

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As I missed half of the week last week (due to November Release prep) & I will be using last weeks Stamp Of The Week, Label Love: Thank you BOTH clear stamp sets are available at a discount for this week in store HERE & HERE.

After the mammoth posting yesterday over on blogger, I never made it back to share my card for Stamp Of The Week :( though I’m here today instead, all be it later than planned but I’m here!

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My card is inspired by the current challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges, which Uniko is sponsoring 😉 The theme is Christmas with an optional twist of using pink & or purple.

For my card I used a combination of Label Love: Christmas and Stunning Snowflakes, I also incorporated some masking, stamping & cutting out a little window in my label…

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Oh, and of course I added glitter & rhinestones for good measure! As you can see (hopefully), by cutting the inner part of the label where I would normally stamp the sentiment, allowed me to stamp it onto my white snowflake matt layer. I then foam mounted the glittered edged label to create a lovely dimension to my card & focal point.

There is still plenty of time to join in on the challenge, I hope to see you in the gallery :)

Ok, that’s all from me today I have tomorrows ‘Introducing’ post to prepare as we continue the countdown to the November Release on the 11th! Eeeeek! I am way too excited and rather pleased with the trio of samples I am sharing tomorrow 😉 Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Christmas

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week. Basically each week I will be choosing a stamp set to dust off & give some inky love to. Though I am open to requests of stamp sets to revisit, so if you have a request either leave a comment or drop me an email. Along with giving the set some love, the featured set is also discounted in store for that week.

This week I am dusting off… Label Love: Christmas

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As I missed half of the week last week (due to November Release prep) & I will be using last weeks Stamp Of The Week, Label Love: Thank you BOTH clear stamp sets are available at a discount for this week in store HERE & HERE.

Anyway, on to today’s card…

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Today I decided on another non traditional colour scheme Christmas card, it was firstly inspired by the new Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below.

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With the beans nap time getting slightly shorter & needing to create a few cards that I will be sharing HERE tomorrow, I needed a jump start on my creativity and using a sketch really reduces thinking time, giving more creative time!!

I decided to ink up the music label contained in the set, paring it with the Let it Snow sentiment and a snowflake from Stunning Snowflakes embossed in silver & stardust embossing powder.

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I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, some Papertrey Ink satin ribbon (slowly using my stash!), some mini rhinestones and also edged the label in glitter which is quite hard to see in the photo, but really adds to the sparkle :)

Ok, that’s all from me today, I’m super busy in the home studio this week preparing for the upcoming November Release on the 11th November :) Plus I’m Guest Designing for one of my favourite challenges & Uniko is still sponsoring the ongoing TIME OUT Challenge HERE. All this fun starts tomorrow HERE I hope to see you!

Until, tomorrow with my next Stamp Of The Week post, thank you for stopping by today.

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Uniko Sponsors TIME OUT Challenges & Stamp Of The Week!

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I’m back today with a special Stamp Of The Week post, as this fortnight Uniko are sponsoring the new TIME OUT Challenge HERE, so I decided to combine two.

As usual with Uniko being a sponsor of the challenge, there are PRIZES up for grabs! To be in the chance of winning a in stock stamp set of choice from the Uniko store simply join in on the challenge HERE.

This fortnight the challenge is…

CHRISTMAS

with the optional twist of using Pink & or Purple

The Uniko DT have created some FABulous Christmas inspiration, so be sure to check them out HERE on the Uniko Blog and pop by their blogs by following the links and leave some love for them.

I’ll be giving away this weeks Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Thank you to one lucky random comment from those left on any of the Uniko DT Blogs taking part in the TIME OUT Challenge on their Uniko Sponsors TIME OUT Challenges post. You have until the end of the TIME OUT Challenge ( ) to leave a comment to be in the chance of winning.

Ok, so onto my card…

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As you can see I went for the optional twist! I decided to pair my label from Label Love: Thank you with Stunning Snowflakes which are heat embossed in white onto watercolour card. I then did a bit of splishy splashy watercoloring with my Zig Clean Colour pen.

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I then created a semi see through tag for the card as I wanted the embossed snowflakes and pink watercolours to show through. I die cut the Clearly Besotted Rounded Tag from vellum, then added a PTI Limitless Layer die cut which I stamped one of the labels from Label Love: Thank you onto in VersaMagic. The sentiment is from Label Love: Christmas and the tag is adhered to the card using foam adhesive under the label die cut. I added a ribbon & bakers twine treatment to the tag and finished the whole card off with a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Ok, that is all from me today, don’t forget to check the challenge out HERE, inspiration HERE and follow the links to the DT cards to leave the Uniko DT some love to be in the chance of winning Label Love: Thank you!

I’ll be back tomorrow with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

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Let it SNOW…in July!

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It’s a super rainy Monday here at Uniko HQ. So I am spending the beans nap time getting a little creative in the studio! It certainly adds a little cheer to my day :)

I decided to play along with the current CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge HERE and seen below and created another Christmas card.

With a few clear stamp restocks expected tomorrow HERE in store, but are also available for pre order now, I decided to reach for my Stunning Snowflakes and BIG & BOLD – Snow stamp sets to create my card. I combined them with the SU! Little Letter dies which I have had in my stash for a while but not used – Oops!

Let it SNOW in July, well it feels pretty Autumn like here today and I actually turned the heating on for an hour, so if it did snow it wouldn’t shock me! Haha!

 There is still time to use the 10% discount code SUMMER10 which expires at midnight tonight. Be sure to take advantage of this little offer :) All our offers, re stocks and more are always announced via our newsletters, sign up HERE at the bottom of the website.
 Ok, that’s all from me today, but I will be back later in the week with more to share. Until then thank you for stopping by today :)