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Have You Joined In?

Hey & Happy Friday!

I’m here today with the Design Team and our Guest Designer to remind you that there is still time to join in on this month’s Uniko challenge. Here in the northern hemisphere the season is changing and Autumn (Fall) is approaching. So, it seemed appropriate to make it this months inspiration.

Don’t you just love the glorious Autumn/Fall colours? What could be more inspiring than their beauty? So we would love to see all your wonderful autumnal creations popping up in our gallery. And if you’d like to twist with us and add Halloween into your creativity that would be fabulous too!

Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do 😉

* 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!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible 😉

This month we have been lucky enough to have the awesome Vijaylaxmi joining us as a Guest Designer. Go visit her amazing blog and be totally inspired. She’s created a wonderful inspiration card for you using Uniko stamps. Love the warm glow she’s achieved.

The Uniko Design Team also have some autumnal inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs, which you can find over HERE and also the link up to the challenge.

How about some inspiration from me…

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I made this card at the same time as my first Uniko Challenge #43 card, as I already had the ombré stripes stamped and I was loving the Beautiful Blooms III stamped in these Autumn colours 😉

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I used my Altenew inks for all my stamping and I can’t wait to get my hands on some more at Stamp Magic in Doncaster on Sunday (hopefully)! They really do ink nicely AND they take the hard work out of matching shades for layered stamping.

I’ve added some dimension with the flowers using two depths of foam adhesive and added some clear Wink Of Stella to just the detail on the blooms. The sentiment is from the recently released Simply Said Blocks and I added some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.

So are you all fired up and ready to get crafting?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.  I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.

THE PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 27th October 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

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Uniko Challenge #43 Autumn

Hey!

Welcome to this month’s Uniko challenge. Here in the northern hemisphere the season is changing and Autumn (Fall) is approaching. So, it seemed appropriate to make it this months inspiration.

Don’t you just love the glorious Autumn/Fall colours? What could be more inspiring than their beauty? So we would love to see all your wonderful autumnal creations popping up in our gallery. And if you’d like to twist with us and add Halloween into your creativity that would be fabulous too!

Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do 😉

* 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!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible 😉

 

This month we have the winner of Challenge #43 the superbly talented Vijaylaxmi joining us as our Guest Designer.

Here’s her amazing card:

 Brilliant isn’t it? Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

The Uniko Design Team also have some autumnal inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs, which you can find over HERE and also the link up to the challenge.

How about some inspiration from me…

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With restocks arriving in the studio this week and because I saw this jaw dropping creation by Hannelie HERE using Beautiful Blooms III, I was inspired to dust my set off and give it some fresh inky love!

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I used my Altenew inks for all my stamping and I can’t wait to get my hands on some more at Happy Stampers Festival (hopefully)! They really do ink nicely AND they take the hard work out of matching shades for layered stamping.

I’ve added some dimension with the flowers using two depths of foam adhesive and added some clear Wink Of Stella to just the detail on the blooms. The sentiment is from the recently released Simply Said Blocks and I added some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.

So are you all fired up and ready to get crafting?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.  I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.

THE PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 27th October 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

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Have You Joined in the Fun Yet?

Hey!

There is still plenty of time to join in on the current Uniko Challenge. I was surprisingly ahead of myself and thought it was today for the reminder post!

Spring is just around the corner for those in the Northern hemisphere and who doesn’t love pretty flowers and bunnies?!

Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do 😉

* 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!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible 😉

Anyway, we can call this a little BONUS card to hopefully inspire you to join in! The Design Team, Guest Designers and myself will be back on the 31st March to remind and inspire you to join in 😉
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I was inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below and thought it was perfect to dust of Beautiful Blooms II and give it some inky love. I was also inspired by the current Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below, plus they were perfect for my blooms!
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As you can see I kept my card true to the sketch and minimal fuss. I stamped the Orange bloom on my mat layer and the yellow outline bloom on a separate piece of white card and fussy cut it out to adhere it with dimension.
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The sentiment is from Originally Organic and I think it’s a wonderful Spring like sentiment where all the fresh new shoots and buds are starting to appear.
Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. as I said at the beginning of the post, I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.

THE PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 21st April 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

Hop on over HERE to link up your creation, hope to see you in the gallery!

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Stamp Of The Week – Rustic Christmas

Hey!

This week I am continuing with Rustic Christmas as my SOTW, I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have shared so far? I thought I might run out of ideas, but luckily my creative mojo has reappeared and the ideas are flowing!

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Today I have a colourful rainbow Christmas card to share. There is nothing like a rainbow of colour to cheer up a frustrating night of silly little problems!

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For my card I simply stamped the rustic tree in a variety of bright Stampin’ Up! inks! I then added a white heat embossed sentiment on strip of black card, adhered using foam adhesive and a trio of Stampin’ Up! enamel dots to finish the card off. Super quick again and an easily mass produceable card!

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A perfect card for the current Uniko Challenge HERE. This month we want to see RAINBOW colours! There are prizes up for grabs and I would LOVE to see you join in on the FUN!

That’s all I have to share today, I will be back tomorrow with more 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:- Rustic Christmas

Ink:- VersaMark, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade and Melon Mambo

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up! White and Summer Sun Card Base.

Accessories: Detail White EP. Foam Adhesive.

Have You Joined In Yet?

Hey!

We are back today to remind you about the August Uniko challenge. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

Inspired By A Song Title! This sounds like a hard challenge, but when you google a word to see if it appears in a song title, you WILL be surprised as to how many there are!!

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 month we have another super Guest Designer joining us this month, Glenda from My Paper Cat

Glenda was the lucky winner from Challenge #33 and has created another beauty to inspire you…

Isn’t it fabulous, all those delicate stitches.

CLICK HERE to see more from Glenda and leave some love :)

This time I went for something more feminine and floral…

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I was inspired firstly by the song ‘Bed Of Roses’ by Bon Jovi and secondly when I saw the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below, it was perfect for my scattered bed of roses!

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I used the rose stamp and leaves from Flower Power #6 and a sentiment from Simply Said. I wanted the roses to have more of a scattered appearance rather than line them up in rows, saved all the measuring and spacing too 😉

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Ok, that’s all from me today, but be sure to head on over HERE to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with. All the info on PRIZES and the link up can be found over there too!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

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Uniko Challenge #33

Hi!

Welcome to the June Uniko challenge.  We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

We have a FUN photo inspiration challenge this month. Simply use the graphic above to inspire your creation, whether it be the colours, pattern or layout. The possibilities are endless!

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 month we have another super Guest Designer joining us this month, Anita from My Papercraft World.

Anita was the lucky winner from Challenge #31 and has created this beauty to inspire you…

CLICK HERE to see more from Anita and leave some love :)

This is how I was inspired…

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Like Sarah G I was inspired to use Garlands Galore with tiny flowers from Background Builders: Vines and hearts from Flower Power #3. I was also inspired by a birthday card I received this year and have been wanting to ‘CASE’ it ever since. when I saw the inspiration photo that Nicki chose I knew the design would work.

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In hindsight, the grey I used for the garland strings is a little dark and I wish I had used my  SU! Going Grey rather than PTI Smokey Shadow – never mind!

The other colours I used are VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit, Mango Madness and Oasis Green. The sentiment is from Simply Said.

The Uniko Design Team have done an awesome job and have created a wealth of inspiration HERE. Be sure to pop on over to the Uniko blogspot blog to find the links and also the linky to link up your creations!

Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

 * The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher.
* The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 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 150 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 8th July (7.00pm EDT).

I hope to see you in the gallery!

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Uniko Challenge #29

Hey!

Today over HERE, we have a new Uniko Challenge starting. This month we have a fun colour challenge to inspire your creativity…

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As February is Uniko’s birthday month, I chose our logo colours as the combination :) I hope you like them and they inspire you to join in.

Anyway, with the colours being linked to our logo, I continued the theme for my card and used the Uniko logo flower. This is the small one found in I LOVE Coffee, but there is a slightly larger version in Flower Power #3.

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I was inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below for my card design and I am pretty chuffed with how it turned out 😉

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I’m a little disappointed that my pink isn’t quite the pink I was after and should have used a ‘pinker’ shade. It’s annoying as VersaMagic don’t seem to have a medium pink that I like and the Memento Luxe pink I have is more of a bright raspberry pink. I do have quite a few SU! inks but I am fussy about combining different ink mediums on a card, unless for a sentiment. And I don’t have the other two colours in SU! inks :( I guess I am a little too fussy and OCD about certain things!

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The sentiment is from Simply Said Birthday and I add a trio of SU! enamel dots to embellish it, love the glossiness of these :)

Ok, that’s all from me just now, but be sure to pop on over HERE to see the inspiration from our Guest Designer AJ and the Uniko DT. I hope to see you in the gallery 😉

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Stamp Of The Week & Uniko Challenge #28

Hey!

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

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I chose to feature this set because the Uniko Design Team & I are also revisiting the set HERE for the January Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY. So along with all the inspiration there you will be getting a week of inspiration here too 😉 Be sure to pop on over an hop along for your chance to win the set & an eGift Certificate for £10.

We are also kicking off with the first Uniko Challenge for 2016 HERE. This month it is an easy challenge with an easy optional twist…

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A challenge perfect to combine with this weeks SOTW! Like yesterday’s card HERE, I decided to focus on the smaller sentiments contained in Always & Forever….

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It’s not like me to use so much patterned paper on my creations, but sometimes the mood strikes me and it works out well. This is some old Bo Bunny DP and I don’t know the name as it was just a small off cut I had. The pennant is a die cut tag with the top trimmed off and a small heart die cut into the upper centre. I embellished the pennant with the Valentine sentiment, added some bakers twine and heart embellishments & tadah, a quick easy Valentine card! Minimal fuss so it could be suitable for the man in your life 😉

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the Uniko Design Team have created HERE to inspire you & you will find the info on the PRIZES and link up!

Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on, which ends this weekend. So be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until the next time, thank you for stopping by today :)

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