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Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

Hey!

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 – Pure Florals: Poinsettia

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I’m back today with another card using the Pure Florals: Poinsettia clear stamp set. This time I have opted for a non traditional colour scheme for my card…

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I am loving the current trend of gold embossing and decided I wanted to do that on todays card but I didn’t want it paired with traditional Christmas colours. So out cam my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, a large acrylic block and a mini mister. To create the background I simply coloured my acrylic black with the trio of pens, misted and then applied it straight  onto my watercolour paper.

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After leaving it to dry I then gold embossed the poinsettia & my chosen sentiment. I then placed it under a heavy book overnight and flat mounted it onto a white card base.

This would be a really quick & easy, last minute Christmas card idea & you could easily switch the background colours to more traditional ones if desired.

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Ok, that’s all I have to share with you today, but I will be back again tomorrow with more to share using this clear stamp set. I hope you are enjoying the feature here & what I am creating! Don’t forget we have the October DT Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY going on HERE and you could win this set!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

Hey!

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 – Pure Florals: Poinsettia

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It just so happens that Pure Florals: Poinsettia is the stamp set the DT and I are revisiting this month HERE on the other Uniko blog. So you will have TONS of inspiration using this set when the week is out AND you also have the chance to win the set or a Uniko eGift Certificate to the same value. How good is that?

I have to say I have really enjoyed dusting this set off and showing it some love, once I got started the ideas flowed beautifully. Here is todays card…

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I was inspired by the current sketch seen below & HERE over at Freshly Made Sketches, it was simply perfect! I designed the Poinsettia to be large enough to be the focal point of the card but then I didn’t want it to be too large for a card or tag. I also designed it so that it can be fussy cut and layered. The DT have showcased this feature in the October DT Blog Hop HERE perfectly.

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As you can see I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counter clockwise, I felt it worked better that way for the poinsettia. One of my favourite colouring mediums is my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol blending solution. I first became aware of this from the awesome Jennifer McGuire back in 2008!

Here is a close up of the detail…

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I love how the poinsettia really takes the focus of the card and is enhanced by the cut gridlines to create a story board effect. A current growing trend in the paper crafting world.

Ok, that’s all I have to share for today, I will be back again tomorrow with more using Pure Florals: Poinsettia. I do hope you will pop by again and enjoy this new feature here at Uniko.

Have You Joined Us Yet?

Hey!

I’m back today to remind you that you still have time to join in our current challenge. This month we have another fun one for you to try with another optional twist too.

 

AUTUMN / FALL

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, Ardyth & Pauline. 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.

Anyway, I’ve had a couple of hours bean free this morning and whipped up this super CAS card featuring 2 of the Uniko September Release stamp sets, All Occasion Sentiments #6 and Background Builders: Triangulate…

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To spark my creativity today I used a couple of challenges, for my layout I used the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below and for my colours I used the current ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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For all the details and the link up be sure to pop on over to the other Uniko Blog HERE. I look forward to popping by your blogs and seeing all your wonderful projects :)

 

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.

AUTUMN / FALL

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.

Introducing… Natures Treasures II

Hey!

Welcome back to the last product introduction, here is a little reminder of the Sneak Peek I shared the other day…

So the title of this set kinda gives it away really and you have an idea what’s in store, but it has SO many possibilities and will mix with a variety of previously release Uniko clear stamp sets.

How about a card to show you a little of what this set has in store…

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I decided to use one of the smaller leaves contained in the set along with a section from one of the larger leaves and the largest spiral leaf. I wanted to show how versatile this set is & pair it with one of Uniko’s floral sets, Beautiful Blooms II. The sentiment is from Flower Power #5.

As usual I used a couple of challenges to jump start my creative process! First up is the new CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below. For my colour choice I used the new CAS – Colours & Sketches challenge colours seen HERE and below.

Here is a little close up of the detail…

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 Now I know the DT have some FABulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along to their blogs and leave some love…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Release Schedule:

Sneak Peeks 14th & 15th Sept. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing… 16th – 18th Sept. Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team will be joining in on the introductions and you won’t want to miss a second!
Release Day! Saturday 19th Sept 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 Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release & a little extra!

Now, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun from the 14th-19th September 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 Blog, Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

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

Introducing… Background Builders: Triangulate

Hey!

Welcome back to the next product introduction, here is a little reminder of the Sneak Peek I shared the other day…

So the title of this set kinda gives it away really and you have an idea what’s in store, though along with its geometric qualities it also has a tribal feel to it. Both of which are still on trend within the paper crafting world.

How about a card to show you a little of what this set has in store…

My card today was inspired by THIS cushion I pinned on Pinterest, isn’t it just lovely…

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Along with stamps from Background Builders: Triangulate I also used Background Builders: Squared. I added another of the sentiments from All Occasion Sentiments #6 too and fussy cut them out, adhering the beautiful with foam adhesive.

That’s all from me today, but I know the DT have some FABulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along to their blogs and leave some love…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Release Schedule:

Sneak Peeks 14th & 15th Sept. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing… 16th – 18th Sept. Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team will be joining in on the introductions and you won’t want to miss a second!
Release Day! Saturday 19th Sept 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 Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release & a little extra!

Now, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun from the 14th-19th September 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 Blog, Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!
Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)

Introducing… All Occasion Sentiments #6

Hey!

Yay! Now the real fun begins as today the DT and I get to introduce the first product being released on September 19th :)

Here is the sneak peek I shared earlier in case you missed it…

So the title of this set kinda gives it away really and you have an idea what’s in store, more larger sized sentiments that will take pride of place on your cards and projects.

How about a card to show you a little of what this set has in store & a BIG peek at another set being released!

Like all the All Occasion Sentiment sets, the sentiments are large enough to take centre stage on your cards / creations but also leave scope for added detail. Even though here in the UK we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I went with an Autumnal colour scheme.

I started by stamping the large THANKS in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and flat coloured the letters in a selection of Copics. I then added some leaf detail to the panel using another set being introduced this week!

Like all crafters / stampers / card makers etc, I like to get the most out of my existing supplies, so when I designed the leaf stamps I designed them so they would work with a lot of previously released sets, as you will see later in the week. On this card I have used the smallest leaf from Flower Power #6 stamped in Memento Luxe Morocco ink.

Now I know the DT have some FABulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along to their blogs and leave some love…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Release Schedule:

Sneak Peeks 14th & 15th Sept. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing… 16th – 18th Sept. Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team will be joining in on the introductions and you won’t want to miss a second!
Release Day! Saturday 19th Sept 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 Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release & a little extra!

Now, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun from the 14th-19th September 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 Blog, Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!
Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)

Have You Joined Us Yet?

Hey!

I’m back today to remind you that you still have time to join in our current challenge. This month we have another fun one for you to try with another optional twist too.

SUMMER

with an optional twist of being inspired by the photo

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, Darnell & Wiebke. 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.
I used the colours of the photo and florals in the garden as my inspiration…
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I stamped and masked the outline flower from Beautiful Blooms II in a selection of VersaMagic colours onto an angled panel of white CS, this panel is adhered to a Soft Stone CS base. I then stamped a single flower and duo of leaves and fussy cut them out and adhered them to the corner of the angled panel using foam adhesive. The sentiment is from A Gift For You.
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The current CAS challenge over at Happy Little Stampers HERE is masking, so I am linking up over there too :)
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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 (inspired by the photo) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on Friday September 4th 8am BST.

BE SURE TO POP ON OVER HERE TO LINK UP AND FOR MORE INSPIRATION

Uniko Challenge #24

Hey!

Today is the start of the next Uniko Challenge, this fortnight we are making SUMMER last (or appear, as the case is most days here in the NE of the UK!) So the challenge is…

SUMMER

with an optional twist of being inspired by the photo

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.

Our Guest Designers & DT have some FABulous inspiration & you can check them out HERE along with the prize details & challenge link up tool.

This is how I was inspired…

My mojo was a little AWOL this week and so super CAS was the result! I was inspired by the hearts & colours in the photo and I chose the ‘You’re Sweet’ sentiment from Pure Florals: Cosmos as the house looks like it is made out of candy!!

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I started by stamping the floral bloom heart from Always & Forever in Spring Pansy ink, I fussy cut it out added a sprinkling of glitter round the edge & adhered it to the card using foam adhesive.

I’d love to see you joining in on the fun :)

TIME OUT Challenges – Home Sweet Home

Hey!

Today is the start of the next fortnightly challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges and this time it is a Home Sweet Home challenge inspired by this photo below…

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A lovely nautical themed inspiration photo which lead to this creation below, as you can see I went with the nautical theme & was inspired heavily by all the stripes!!

I started out by using the reverse of one of my background builder stamps to stamp the wide stripes on the base card in VersaMagic Ocean Depth ink. I love the fluffy edges it created which I think has a ocean like feel to them. The boat is stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and I masked each sail separately to stamp the red stripes using the line stamp from Background Builders: Squared.

Before adhering the boat onto the card using foam adhesive, I stamped & embossed the sentiment in detail white embossing powder staggered/stepped on the stripes to add a little more interest.

That’s all from me today & unfortunately this will be my last fortnight here at TIME OUT Challenges as a DT member :( I took the tough decision to step down from the team to concentrate my extra TIME here at Uniko. I’m sure you will see me playing along with the challenges though from time to time 😉

Anyway, this fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Anni, be sure to stop by Anni’s blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team.

For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :) I’ll be back again later in the week with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.