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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 :)

July 2015 Release Sneak Peek Day 2

Hey!

I am back again today as promised with sneak peek no.2, so without further ado here it is…

I’m being a tease this month, so I will be back again tomorrow with the last of the sneak peeks. I do hope I will see you tomorrow?! 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 :)

July 2015 Release Sneak Peek Day 1

Hey!

Finally the day is here where I get to share a sneak peek from the upcoming July 2015 Release, it seems like I’ve been waiting for forever to share them with you! So without further ado here it is…

 

I’m being a tease this month, so I will be back again tomorrow with another  peek. I do hope I will see you tomorrow?! 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 :)

Still TIME to join in at TIME OUT Challenges!

Hey!

Today I am popping by with a reminder that there is still time to join in on the current challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight it is a Home Sweet Home challenge inspired by this photo…

I went down the geometric route again for my card, this time opting for squares. I used a combination of Background Builders: Squared and Classic Alphabet.

The sentiment is a combination of All Occasion Sentiments #2 and Simply Said Birthday. Again I was also inspired by the colours in the photo.

This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Sue, be sure to stop by Sue’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.

Negatives, Positives & Balloons!

Hey!

What a scorcher here in the NE of the UK! Summer has finally arrived :) I am not a sun worshipper as I burn easily, but I do love it when the sun is out. Then a good thunderstorm to go with it is just as good.

The beans & I took a lovely sunny walk this morning into our local market town – Yarm. Then this afternoon after the thunderstorm had cooled things down for a while at least, the new paddling pool was christened…

The beans LOVE bath time and even cry when it is time to get out so they thought it was fabulous when they were stripped naked and plopped into the pool!

Anyway, now they are fast asleep in bed I have snuck off to the studio office for a little creative time :) I had this idea in my head for another card for CAS Colours & Sketches before the challenge closes tonight…

My idea took a little creative turn and instead of using the positive die cut which I had planned on I decided to use the negative instead. HERE and below is the sketch as a reminder…

I placed the string bow of the balloon where the ribbon bow is on the sketch and stamped the word happy to complete the line of the sketch. I also used the current colours over at The Card Concept HERE and below for my card.

Balloon Bash was the top seller on the website last month and it was the perfect set to use for my card along with a partial sentiment from A Gift For You.

Now I have caught up and got my creative fix I am going to go flop with hubby in front of the TV and watch an episode or two! Thanks for stopping by today & I will be back tomorrow with more to share :)