Posts tagged “Vines”

Uniko Sponsors AAA Cards Challenge

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Uniko is super proud and happy to be sponsoring this fortnights AAA Cards challenge HERE. By joining in on the challenge you have the chance to win a £10 eGift Certificate to spend in store!

This time it is a theme challenge…

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I decided to combine my Guest Designer card with my Stamp Of The Week card. This week I have decided to dust off Natures Treasures II as this weeks SOTW…

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I was going to be creative and dust off my sewing machine to add some stitching, but time got the better of me and my machine is buried under a pile of half started sewing projects 😉

So instead I decided to opt for the faux stitching effect…

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I used one of my favourite Mama Elephant edging dies to cut a white scalloped strip that has a faux stitch effect.

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I adhered the strip near to the bottom of my card before stamping the leaves, flowers and swirls. All the supplies I have used are listed below, be sure to pop on over HERE to see what the AAA Cards Design Team have made to inspire you and for all the challenge details. I hope to see you in the gallery!

 AND before I go I have a LIMITED time only SALE!

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Ok, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this weeks SOTW set is discounted HERE for this week only.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Natures Treasures IISimply Said, Background Builders: Vines

Ink:- VersaMagic Tea Leaves, Hint Of Pesto, Spanish Olive and Pink Grapefruit. VersaFine Onyx Black

Card Stock:- SU! Thick Whisper White

Accessories: SU! Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Mama Elephant Die, Adhesive Pearls

Have You Joined Us Yet?

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Some of the team and I along with Carol our Guest Designer are here to remind you that there is still time to join in on the July Uniko challenge.

We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

Whatever the season around the world there is always flowers! So whether you choose Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter the theme this month is flowers.

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, Carol from Just Me C

Carol was the lucky winner from Challenge #32 and has created another beauty to inspire you…

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

Now, my creativity seems to have wandered since the warm weather has decided to pay a visit, so I do apologise for the poor attempt today…

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I was inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below and turned to my favourite colour combination to help spark my mojo!

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The sentiment is from Simply Said Birthday and the tiny rose and leaves from Background Builders: Vines. I added a few tiny rhinestones to fill the gaps and add a little sparkle.
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If you need a little more incentive to play along, of course there are prizes…
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £15 gift voucher.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 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 200 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 12th August (7.00pm EDT).

I 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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Stamp Of The Week – Background Builders: Vines

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

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I’ve one last card to share using this weeks SOTW, I had planned on sharing more, but simply ran out of weekend. Mainly due to the piles of washing and ironing I have neglected the past couple of days. If I don’t do a little bit everyday it just gets WAY out of hand!

Anyway, enough of my rambling, this is one of the cards we made at my recent class at The Paperlane on Saturday…

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I used one of the background building strips behind the double layered mini tag from Pretty Pink Posh, which is embellished with a partial stamped piece of a larger background building stamps from the set. I added a trio of tiny flowers and a sentiment from Simply Said and tied a bow of bakers twine to the tags. Once the tag was adhered to the card I added a trio of flowers adhered to the card using foam adhesive and some tiny rhinestones.

2016SOTW40aThat’s all from me today using this set, but I will be back tomorrow with more to share and another SOTW set. Don’t forget that this set is discounted in store HERE and will be back to normal price tomorrow.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – Background Builders: Vines

Hey!

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

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I’m enjoying revisiting this clear stamp set & with a lot of the challenges around blogland turning towards Spring is a lovely refreshing change…

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Again my card is inspired by a few challenges! First up the layout is based on the new CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below. I love the quirky style of the sketch and tried to translate this onto my card using various stamps from the set.

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The colours I have used are inspired by the new Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below and as the current challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges is Spring or Easter with an optional twist of masking. I didn’t do any masking on my card but can still enter for the other part. Be sure to check the challenge out HERE.

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That’s all from me today using this set, but 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 – Background Builders: Vines

Hey!

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

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I had a good creative evening last night and made a few CAS cards, including todays…

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A nice bright and cheery Spring/Easter card to brighten a dull, cold and VERY rainy day! The tiny florals in the set are great for creating bloom clusters like I have on this card. I added a sentiment from Some Bunny and I love adding a white on white decorative die cut strip to my cards at the moment, I love the subtle interest it creates. So not so see the join of the die cut I added some Bakers Twine and a bow.

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The current challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges is Spring or Easter with an optional twist of masking. I didn’t do any masking on my card but can still enter for the other part. Be sure to check the challenge out HERE.

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That’s all from me today using this set, but 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 – Background Builders: Vines

Hey!

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

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It seems as though my mojo is slowly returning, all be it super CAS…

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For todays card I decided to pair a few of the flowers from the set with one of the sentiments from the Hero Arts Acts Of Kindness stamp set. The tiny flower stamps are perfect to use as confetti, hence my choice of sentiment 😉

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Again I turned to a challenge for my colour choices, this time I was inspired by the challenge colours over at TGIF Challenge! seen HERE and below.

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That’s all from me today using this set, but 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 – Background Builders: Vines

Hey!

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

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Sorry for the long absence in blogging, I have still been suffering from illnesses and consequently I have had a lack of mojo this past week :(

Anyway, it’s Monday and with a new week comes new motivation to kick this bugs behind and find my creative energy! So with that, this evening I ‘made’ myself sit down and create a card using this weeks SOTW. This was and still is a favourite of mine and it was nice to dust it off and give it some new inky love…

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For todays card I decided to pair a few of the flowers from the set with a NBUS SU! stamp set I got last month from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. As I have used some NBUS on my card it is perfect to enter into the lovely Darnell’s current NBUS Challenge HERE.

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As usual I also turned to a couple of my other favourite challenges to spark my creativity! First up the layout of my card is based on the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below.

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As you can see I used a little artistic license for the sketch, I added the bakers twine bow below the panel instead of on the panel like the sketch shows as it worked better for my card with the large sentiment.

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That’s all from me today using this set, but 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 – Flower Power #1

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Stamp of the Week is a new feature here at Uniko.

It is one I have been wanting to do for some time & with the results of the recent survey I did it is something 69% of you wanted too. Even though every other month the DT and I revisit a previously released set, there are MANY more clear stamp sets that deserve some LOVE!

So, what is stamp of the week? 

Well, each week I will be focusing on a different stamp set on this the Uniko website blog, I will be featuring a variety of cards, tags, projects and hopefully videos. The stamp of the week will be the main focus but I will also be showing how it pairs with other products from Uniko & other reputable companies. Along with all that the featured stamp set will be available in store at a discounted price for that week only.

This weeks stamp of the week – Flower Power #1

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Today I have one card two ways and they are the designs I originally had planned to share yesterday which wouldn’t work for me but today, no problem!

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I decided to continue with my Christmas theme for my first card and combined Flower Power #1 with tiny stamps from two other Uniko clear stamp sets, Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions and Label Love: Christmas.

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I started out by drawing a faint pencil circle & then stamped the two sizes of outline holly leaves from Label Love: Christmas around the circle, then filling in gaps with the single solid holly leaf from Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions. The flowers are the largest of the trio of flowers stamped & fussy cut out. Again like yesterdays card HERE I used the holly berry stamp to add the flower detail to make them resemble poinsettias. The sentiment is from Simply Said Christmas & heat embossed in gold.

My next card is the same design but uses different colours & leaf stamps to create a more autumnal card…

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I followed the same steps for this card as I did for the first, I simply used the two matching but mirrored leaves from Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions. My colours were inspired by the current CAS – Colours & Sketches challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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This time instead of making the flowers to look like poinsettias I left them as flowers and added rhinestones to the centres for sparkle. I also added a few randomly around the wreath.

Ok, that’s all from me today, I hope I have inspired you a little more this evening. I will be back again tomorrow with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today.