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November 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Welcome to the Uniko November 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

As we’ve quite a few new followers here, (“Hello & Thank you”) I will explain what’s going on! Here at Uniko I *USUALLY* only release new products every other month. This is for a number of reasons, firstly, being an avid paper crafter myself and knowing the current economic climate I know ‘some’ are on a limited budget when it comes to buying new stash, so this way you’re not tempted to splurge too much every month.

The second reason is that it is just me here at Uniko HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 2 year old twin boys. So releasing every other month gives me chance to keep my head above water, well…just about! However, with having a break over the Summer with releases I wanted to squeeze one last release in before the end of the year!

So I am back today, with the help of the awesome design team to introduce you to the three clear stamp sets available to purchase HERE now!

If you missed any of the product introductions, you can catch up HERE and HERE.

Let’s have a look at the three clear stamp sets…

First up is Christmas Pop, this is a FUN geometric styled Christmas Tree building stamp set. Along with the obvious Christmas theme it is also suitable for other occasions and stylised creations.

Christmas Pop £9 / £9.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016 www.uniko.co.uk

Next we have a mini Christmas Sentiment clear stamp set called Most Wonderful. This set contains two full mixed font sentiments and then a multitude of mix font sentiment building stamps.

Most Wonderful £4 / £4.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016 www.uniko.co.uk

Lastly but by no means least we have a fun addition to the ‘Rustic’ collection! This fun mini set has so many possibilities on its own, but pair it with sentiments and images from Rustic Christmas and Background Builders: Vines and Vines Winter Additions for even MORE possibilities!

Rustic Wreath £4 / £4.95 Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016 www.uniko.co.uk

Now I have done all the formal introductions, how about some more cards using these sets to inspire you…

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First up I have used Christmas Pop in a non Christmas way. This set contains some fun geometric triangles and I couldn’t resit using them to create a funky background for a birthday card.

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I used two of the triangles to create my BG and then I coloured sections of the decreasing triangle one using my Stampin’ Up! bright marker collection. I then stamped a sentiment from Simply Said Birthday onto a banner die cut (Project Life) and adhered it to the card using foam adhesive.

Next I decided to go Christmassy, I really need to build up my stash of Christmas cards ready to send out 😉 This time I opted for a reasonably quick CAS card using the outline tree and some Papertrey Ink Bitty Dot Designer Paper.

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After fussy cutting the Christmas Trees, which too the longest! I stacked/layered them one on top of the other leaving a small border to create taller elongated tree. The sentiment is from Most Wonderful and I finished the card off with a few sparkly star embellishments.

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My last card for today uses Rustic Wreath. This time I used the wreath to make a garland along the edge of my card. I embellished the garland with a couple of the smaller stamps from the set to fill it out and add interest.

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I then stamped the ‘deck the halls’ sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink, to tie in with the berry sprig stamped in the garland. To finish the card off I stamped a cluster of the smaller images from the set to embellish the sentiment as it needed a little something to balance the card out.

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That’s all I have to share with you, but we also have an awesome Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY! Simply hop along the links below and be sure to leave a comment along the way for your chance to WIN the ENTIRE release! A winner will be picked at random from all the comments left along the hop before Midnight Friday 2nd December GMT.

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

Happy hopping & shopping!!

Stamp Of The Week – Celebrate With Cake

It’s the weekend, time for CAKE!

This week I am dusting off… Celebrate With Cake for SOTW…

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Not much small talk tonight, as it is getting late! Here is my card for you today using this set…

2016SOTW68I kept things fair simple, though it appears quite busy 😉 I wanted to participate in Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Colour Challenge HERE. I have been practising with various media the past few days, (which I will share over the coming days) but one of my favourites to use is Prisma Colour Pencils.

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This is what I have used to colour the frosting of the cupcake. I started by stamping the frosting in VersaMagic Turquoise Gem ink and then used 2 shades of aqua to colour. I used some Gamsol to blend the colouring and added some Wink Of Stella over the top.

Some stamped gold stars, star enamels and a SU! piece of hardware finished the card off. All the supplies are listed below.

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, 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.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Celebrate With Cake

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem. Encore Gold

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Costal Cabana and Smokey Slate

Accessories: Wink Of Stella, Foam Adhesive, SU! Hardware, Star Enamel Adhesives.

Stamp Of The Week – Celebrate With Cake

Anyone for CAKE?!

Time for a NEW Stamp Of The Week (SOTW) and this week I am dusting off… Celebrate With CakeCelebrateWithCakepp

Now I could really do with some cake right now and after finishing this card up just now, even more so. The last hour before bed was a ‘terrible (nearly) twos’ tantrum TIMES TWO! It is a good job we live in a detached house – LOL!

Anyway, here is my card for today…

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I’ve only used the Celebrate With Cake clear stamp set on my card today, using the star sprinkles stamp to create the background, which was really quite therapeutic and relaxing to stamp! The layout of my card is again inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketch seen HERE and below, though I am a tad late to add it :(

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I did actually created two frostings for my cupcake, one with glitter and one with Wink Of Stella. I opted for the subtle frosting this time round.

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As you can’t have a party without CAKE, I am entering my card into the challenge over at Gobal Design Project. Their challenge HERE is a theme…

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A pretty quick card and post from me tonight I am going to do a work out in our garage gym to work off some toddler stress and avoid going and buying cake!

I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration featuring this set.Don’t forget that this set is discounted HERE on the website this week.

Plus there is still time to use this little discount code. Apply the code summer15 during the checkout process, code expires midnight 4th July 2016.

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Thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:

Stamps: Uniko Celebrate With Cake

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem, Mango Madness, Pink Grapefruit and Red Magic

Cardstock: SU! Whisper White and Pool Party

Accessories: Wink Of Stella. Foam Adhesive

Stamp Of The Week – Balloon Bash

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Balloon Bash

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What a busy couple of days, yesterday I had a bean free day and had planned at least an hour or so in the studio. However, I underestimated how much housework I had to catch up on after the February Release and being ill!

Anyway, hopefully I will make up for it today with the two cards I have to share with you…

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2016SOTW30As you can see they are nearly identical with slight differences. I wanted to showcase the confetti stamps contained in the mini set and I started by making the card with the circle confetti. I really quite enjoyed stamping the rainbow garland and decided to do the star one too!

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The balloons are stamped in Encore silver ink and heat embossed with Stardust EP for a lovely sparkly finish and the sentiments are both from the new Simply Said clear stamp set.

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Ok, that’s all from me today using this set, this mummy is tired after a fun filled day taking the beans to the seaside at Whitby with daddy. We had a lot of fun but it is oh so crazy and tiring venturing out locally, but to go for most of the day I’m wrecked now!

I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted in store HERE this week too.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Today I decided to focus on the large ‘birthday’ sentiment and wanted to create a colourful young masculine card, this is what I came up with…

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I’d been looking at Papertrey Inks Make it Monday videos for technique inspiration and I came across THIS one by Lizzy Jones, which she calls Confetti Cluster Stamping. So I gave it a go using my favourite trio of colours adding in some light grey.

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I used 6 little stars from Essentially Christmas to stamp randomly inside the stars which I had drawn in pencil around my Sizzix Framelit Dies. Even though I have stamped quite a few of the stars in Raspberry Fizz I think this card still works for a masculine card. This is helped by using a neutral base card and added turquoise blue layer to matt the stamped focal panel.

I don’t think I have entered a card at The Male Room, if I have I’ve not done so for a very long time. Anyway, the current challenge HERE is a theme challenge which is ‘Anything Goes’, so I am entering my card over there.

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OK, that’s all from me today, I have a bean free day and LOTS to accomplish in my 9hrs!! Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Todays card was made recently when I received a nice surprise on Christmas Day! I’d been such a good girl in 2015, that Santa brought me a Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine – YAY! Unfortunately the Mini Minc played up and stopped working completely so I had to send it back (via Santa), after waiting a few days I got an upgrade to a full size Minc Machine *GRIN*.

Anyway, I had to give it a test run and played with the usual freebies you get with it and then I remembered I have some foils I used a Uni, way back probably 5+ years ago. So up into the loft I went and I eventually dug them out and found a BEAUTIFUL multi coloured foil which resulted in this card…

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As the ‘AWESOME’ is fairly small only 2 colours from the rainbow picked up. However I have a super CAS card HERE today which shows the full rainbow effect.

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Not to take too much shine away from the foiled sentiment & in keeping with the star for the ‘O’, I stamped the star background strips from Background Builders: Christmas in VersaMark ink onto a black panel of CS and then dusted Perfect Pearls over the stamping to make them shimmer & shine. This is a little more subtle than using heat embossing. The result a quick & simple card to congratulate someone on how awesome they are.

OK, that’s all from me today, don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… All Occasion Sentiments #2

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I am pleased to have started the New Year on a HAPPY note :) So much so that I can’t seem to stop using the large HAPPY contained in this weeks SOTW clear stamp set!

This set is perfect for those harder to create masculine cards and todays card is an example of a super CAS card suitable for both genders and all ages…

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Another thing I am trying to do this year whilst creating, is to step away from my usual ‘go to’ colours and reach for those that I neglect. Like most crafters I have a HUGE selection of ink pads from different manufacturers and HUGE selection of card colours, but I always reach for the same ones and so before I buy more I am making myself use what I have.  I have done this on my card today, reaching for green and pairing it with a trio of yellow, purple and blue.

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On my card today I have paired the HAPPY with a trio of stars from Essentially Christmas and the BIRTHDAY from Simply Said Birthday. I added a trio of tiny rhinestones to the centre of the smallest star and adhered the stamped panel to my card base using foam adhesive.

OK, that’s enough waffle from me today, don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey & Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).

Basically each week I will be choosing a stamp set to dust off & give some inky love to.  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… All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Now, I have been busy behind the scenes over the Christmas Holiday period, preparing for ALL the exciting things 2016 😉 and getting ahead with things like SOTW. I realised with all the crazy in preparation for Christmas & my life with two 16 month old twin boys (the beans), life isn’t going to calm down anytime soon, so I needed to plan, organise and prepare myself – Lol! So, fingers crossed I theoretically shouldn’t get behind with things!

Anyway, here I am with my first card instalment for the first SOTW of 2016…

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I chose this set as it is full of possibilities and perfect for creating cards to celebrate the New Year along with birthdays & general hello’s that *hopefully* you will see this week on the blog.

For my card I have paired the set with three other Uniko clear stamp sets, Background Builders: Christmas, Essentially Christmas & Garlands Galore. I love designing the clear stamps so that they can be mixed and matched together to create endless possibilities and give value for money :)

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I started out by using a Sizzix framelits star die to die cut the aperture out of my white CS panel. I then stamped the trio of liner stars down the edge before adding some glitter using a glue pen to the die cut star edges. The panel was temporarily adhered to the card base so that I could stamp the ‘HAPPY’ and then the New Year was stamped afterwards staring backwards with the ‘R’. Before I adhered the panel to the card base with foam adhesive I decided to add a few random stars stamped in the same VersaMagic Turquoise Gem ink as the ‘HAPPY’.

Hopefully this card will soon arrive at its destination and brought some cheer to one of my friends New Year. One of my resolutions this year is to send ‘more’ if not ALL of the cards I make in 2016. I am really bad at sending cards I make which is terrible for a card maker :( so I WILL rectify this in 2016.

OK, that’s enough waffle from me today, don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Thank you

Hey!

I’m back today with a little card & tag ensemble using this weeks Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Thank you. I’ve gone Christmassy too, combining it with sentiments & stars from Label Love: Christmas & a little dot trio from Balloon Bash…

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I was inspired by a card I spotted on Pinterest HERE and seen below by the awesomely talented & sweet Dawn McVey and thought I would do a CASE using the labels.

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Since making my little ensemble I have added the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine to my Christmas list, as I want to foil everything! LOL! I had drew the cross hatch style frame with a pencil then went over the lines with a gold Spica pen. I think it would have been much nicer foiled or now thinking about it I could have used my VersaMark pen & embossing powder.

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Anyway, after making the card I decided to make a matching tag using Papertrey Ink’s Tag Sale #4 die along with my Sizzix framelits 2 1/2″ circle die.

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Here is a photo of the ensemble…

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That’s all I have to share with you all today, I hope I have inspired you a little. I will be back again tomorrow with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.

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