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Let it SNOW…in July!

Hey!

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 :)

Have YOU joined us yet?

Hey!

I’m here today to remind you that there is still time to join in on the current Uniko Challenge HERE. This fortnight we have another easy challenge for you…

‘Black & White with an optional twist – a splash of colour

We have two lovely guest designers joining us Anita & Julie B, be sure to stop on by their blogs as well as the Uniko Design Team. We have prizes up for grabs too, all links to the team and their creations along with the prizes can be found HERE on the other Uniko blog!

Again, I went with the optional twist of colour and AGAIN I reached for the hot pink!

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I decided to use the new Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below for the layout of my card, which was also the starting point for my choice of stamps, the polaroid frame from Strike a Pose!

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As you can see I rotated the sketch so that the polaroid frame would fit nicely. I need a few cards to send to friends I haven’t been in touch with for a while and so I decided to use the HEY! sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #2 and added a layered small butterfly from English Country Garden Butterflies.

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That’s all from me today, be sure to stop on by and enter the challenge HERE, I’d love you to join in :)

TIME OUT Challenges – CASE with your own twist

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It’s time for the next challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight is a CASE challenge, with your own twist. This month we have an awesome muse, Alice from Alice’s {Little} Wonderland and this is the FABULOUS creation we are CASEing…

Here’s my take…

I was mainly inspired by the layout of Alice’s card and also the cute little cactus Alice used, but as I don’t own any type of stamp that is or resembles a cactus I opted for my Uniko Rustic Christmas Tree instead. It is kinda prickly, right?

Instead of layering washi tape/papers and fussy cutting out the tree I simply stamp the Grunge Grid from SU! in Crumb Cake ink also from SU! onto my card base, but I stamped it off lightly first so the colour didn’t come out too dark. I then over stamped the Rustic tree in Hint of Pesto VersaMagic ink.

I did however fussy cut out a tiny red bird from the same set and just adhered it to the card using double sided tape, but having it cut out just added a bit more dimension than just stamping it onto the card. It also replicates the red flower on Alice’s cactus. The sentiment is also from the set and the set will be back in stock this weekend, along with some highly requested sets!

Ok, that’s all from me today, but there is much more inspiration over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Rema, be sure to stop by Rema’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 soon with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Uniko Challenge #23

Hey!

Today a new challenge starts over HERE on the Uniko Blog. This month we have another fun challenge for you to try with another optional twist too.

 Black & White with an optional twist – splash of colour
 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!
Along with the Design Team inspiration, 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.

I went for a über CAS card as I was limited on time to create today…

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I can’t seem to stop using the new Pure Florals: Cosmos! I don’t think it has left my acrylic block since I was making samples for the release! I opted for the ‘splash’ of colour by stamping the sentiment from Simply Said Birthday in WPlus 9 Cranberry Crush ink.

I used the new CAS(E) this Sketch! sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card. I decided to round the lower left corners on both the stamped panel and the base card for an added bit of interest.

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I added a small bit of glitter to the centre of the flowers for a bit of sparkle and a little more interest along with adhering the panel using foam adhesive.

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Ok, that’s all from me today, be sure to stop by the blog HERE to see all the inspiration and link up your creations. There are prizes to be had too!

Still TIME to join in at TIME OUT Challenges

Hey!

There is still TIME to join in on the challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges & this fortnight we have a theme challenge with an optional twist & there is a prize up for grabs too for the winner of this challenge!

 The theme this time is…
Nature with the optional twist of animals (butterflies & insects can be used)
This time I decided not to twist like my card HERE, instead I decided to use the recently released Pure Florals: Cosmos to create a card for my bestie Kerry as it is her birthday today… HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kerry!

I decided to use a few crafting items that I haven’t used yet, firstly my new purchase of 4 Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I bought my favourite trio of colours along with a green and I have to say I am really pleased with my purchase. I’ve not added water to the for this card, I simply did flat colouring and the results are really nice.

I also used my SU! Chalk Talk dies which I have had for a while now. I used the large tag die in the collection to die cut a negative frame into my CS layer and after stamping my partial sentiment from the Pure Florals: Cosmos set I foam mounted it onto my card base. The flowers are fussy cut out and mounted with foam adhesive too.

The photo above shows the sparkle of Wink of Stella I added to the flowers after colouring them. Ok, that’s all from me today but be sure to stop by the guest designer joining us at TIME OUT Challenges, Barb, be sure to stop by Barb’s blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team.

Until my next post, thank you for stopping by today :)

July 2015 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & SUPER Happy Weekend!

Today is officially release day here at Uniko Studio and hopefully the three sets lining the shelves here at Uniko HQ will take your fancy!

Now grab a drink & let’s get to the fun and see these new clear stamp sets in full…

Garlands Galore £9.95

Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

This is my simple version of a garland or banner building set, complete with finished banners and mini alphabet. I can see myself reaching for elements in this set time & time again.

Home Sweet Home £4.95

Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

This set needs little introductions as you can see it is a home themed set! With a simple focal house sized at 6.5 x 6.5cm with a variety of mix and match sentiments.

Lastly but my no means least we have the next floral in the Pure Florals series and the first mini set…

Pure Florals: Cosmos £4.95

Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

Pure Florals: Cosmos, a sweet mini flower building set with some lovely sentiments in a gorgeous modern font mix :) This is a new favourite of mine and you can be sure to see it being used a lot over the coming weeks!!

Now I have done all the formal introductions, how about some projects showcasing these new sets. I wasn’t having a successful creative day yesterday and all my ideas just wouldn’t come out how I wanted them to, so my efforts are lacking compared to those of the DT that you will see!

Anyway, first up is a super CAS card using Pure Florals: Cosmos…

Apologies for my photo too, the sun was so bright yesterday I just couldn’t get a good pic either!!

I started out with a purple piece of CS I think it could be SU! Retired Lavender Lace, I then stamped the Cosmos in VersaMark and heat embossed it with detail white embossing powder. I then used my ‘go to’ Mama Elephant die to die cut the curve and then added a piece of white card to remake the front of the card to the size of the back.

Next I have a card which combines Garlands Galore with Balloon Bash…

I started out by stamping the star garland across my white CS layer, coloured the stars in with At You Spica pens so they have a little sparkle. I stamped the balloon string and added the small bows from Garlands Galore. The balloon is fussy cut out and mounted with foam adhesive and then I finished it off with a sentiment from Pure Florals: Cosmos.

That’s all from me, but as tradition holds we have our release day blog hop, simply visit & comment along the hop by midnight Saturday 18th July, to be in the chance of winning the ENTIRE release! If you have already purchased any or all of the release a refund will be given.

So, lets see what the AWESOME Design Team have created…

CLICK HERE to see more from Gillian

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

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today & joining in on all the fun and also for all the visits, comments and support over the last few days with Sneak Peeks & Introducing posts. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as me!

All the new products are available HERE on the website, hope to see you there 😉

Introducing…Pure Florals: Cosmos

Hey!

Thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday and for joining in on the countdown to the release :) Today the DT and I are introducing the last of the products being released this month, which means tomorrow is release day – YAY!

Anyway, let me remind you of the sneak peek I shared a few days ago…

This has to be my favourite set of the release, I do love florals (which you can probably tell from all the floral sets in the Uniko product line up!) Again this is a flower originally designed back in my Uni days, but has since had a lot of editing and been given new life.

Here is my card to share with you using this set…

I’ve been seeing a lot of colour ‘smooshing’ in blog land over the past few weeks and decided I needed to have a go myself. I used one of my acrylic blocks and coloured it with my favourite trio of SU! markers and spritzed it quite heavily with water before ‘smooshing’ it onto my card base. I had originally planned to have the panel straight, but I dropped the block and it landed at that angle and so I just went with it!

Again the DT have done an outstanding job showcasing this set, so be sure to hop along to each of their blogs and leave them some love too.

CLICK HERE to see more from Gillian

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

Ok, that’s all from the DT and myself today, and all the products have now been introduced which means that tomorrow is the day that you will see all the new sets in their entirety and be able to purchase them on the website. Be sure to stop by the blog to see the reveal, more samples from myself and the DT and our traditional Release Day Blog Hop with a GIVEAWAY!

Until then, thank you for visiting and joining in on the fun!

Introducing…Home Sweet Home

Hey!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and excitement about the new release, it means so much to know that people like the look of things I have designed and I truly appreciate your support :)

 So the DT and I are back today to introduce you to the second set being released this month. Here is the little teaser I shared a few days ago as a little reminder…

 Well, there are no real surprises with the theme of this set, so I will get straight to my sample for today…

When I saw the new Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below I knew it would be a perfect layout to use for this set.

I did adapt the sketch slightly by mirroring the focal point and the string bow so that the stamped sentiment would reflect the sketch better. I also used the current Colour Me…! challenge colours seen HERE and below for my card. Quite an unusual colour combo, but it worked well. I used the Bermuda Bay to stamp the house and the Marina Mist for the rounded square mat layer, which I sponged clouds onto. I did this by creating a small hand-drawn  mask and sponging white ink through.

 

Here is a close up of my sample, I raised the fussy cut house up on foam adhesive to add a little dimension.

 

 

Again I know the DT have showcased this set wonderfully, so be sure to stop on by their blogs have a look and leave them some love :)

 

CLICK HERE to see more from Gillian

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 5th – 7th July. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 8th – 10th July. 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 11th July 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 5th – 10th July 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 Studio Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

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

Introducing…Garlands Galore

Hey!

Yay! Now the real fun begins as today the DT and I get to introduce the first product being released on July 11th :)

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

So the title of this set kinda gives it away really as it describes it down to a T! It is packed full of mix and match opportunities along with pairing nicely with lots of other Uniko products.

I’ve created a project using the set…

While I had this card layout sketched for sometime before it was created, I don’t always decide on colours when I sketch my ideas. So when I saw that the current “Less is More” challenge was patriotic colours I decided to go with those & I am really pleased I did. You can join in on the “Less is More” challenge fun HERE.

I used mainly stamps from the upcoming Garlands Galore, but paired them with a favourite sentiment on mine from A Gift For You.

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 Gillian

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 5th – 7th July. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 8th – 10th July. 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 11th July 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 5th – 10th July 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 Studio Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!
Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)

July 2015 Release Sneak Peek Day 3

Hey!

I am back again today as promised with the last of the sneak peeks and probably my favourite of them all, so without further ado here it is..

Ok, so this is the last peek, which means tomorrow the DT and I start introducing you to the new products available for purchase on the 11th July on the website. Below I have outlined the release schedule and as for previous releases there are prizes up for grabs :)

Sneak Peeks 5th – 7th July. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 8th – 10th July. 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 11th July 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 7th – 10th May 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 Studio Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

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