Floral

Introducing and Re-introducing… Fun Flowers Stencil & Mask, Fun Flowers Spray Mask AND Fun Flowers Clear Stamps!

 Hello & Friday!

Welcome to Day 3 of the 10th Birthday February 2022 Release product introductions. If you missed day 1 and 2 you can catch up HERE and HERE.

Today myself and the Uniko Brand Ambassadors have more creative inspiration to share as we introduce and re-introduce Fun Flowers Stencil & Mask, Fun Flowers Spray Mask AND Fun Flowers Clear Stamps!

Fun Flowers clear stamp set was introduced in April 2016 and ‘retired’ a few years ago, mainly as it needed that something else to bring it to life, some new Fun Flower Stencils! 

All the products will be available for purchase at 10am GMT Sunday 28th February 2022.

Okay, let’s get to the pretty stuff.

First up is a card using the Fun Flowers Spray Stencil & Mask. This was a design that looked super pretty and I was excited about when designing, but just couldn’t imagine what it would look like inked up!

There is no surprise I am delighted as it wouldn’t be here in the line up if I wasn’t! I started by using the stencil, which creates on this card the colourful inked blended base.

Then I placed the intricate mask inside and inked through using black ink to achieve the detail. A Simple sentiment from Everyday Sentiments and a few Nuvo Drops finished the card off.

For my second card I used the Fun Flowers Stencil & Mask, this really does breathe new life into the Fun Flowers Stamp Set.

For todays card I used just the stencil. I inked the different sizes to create an all over pattern. I then used my stamping tool to place and stamp the larger outline flower in black inside the large pink flowers.

Finishing off with lots of dimension. I stamped and fussy cut lots of the smaller Fun Flowers, adding little bits of colour and adhering them using foam adhesive. The sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks and I used some clear enamel dots. A busier card then my normal CAS style, but it’s vibrant and so cheerful.

That’s all from me today, you will see more of these products and the other products in the release on release day! Just one more introduction to go ūüėä

Crafty Hugs 

Introducing… BIG & BOLD You & Stencil Flower Power #7

 Hello & Thursday!

Welcome to Day 2 of the 10th Birthday February 2022 Release product introductions. If you missed day 1 you can catch up HERE. 

Today myself and the Uniko Brand Ambassadors have more creative inspiration to share as we introduce BIG & BOLD You & Stencil Flower Power #7.

The BIG & BOLD series of stamps has been slowly growing over the years and I am delighted it remains popular. There are lots of words coming to this series over the course of 2022, but today we see YOU being the focus. Personally I think this is a powerful word and great for encouragement cards and not just seasonal ones. I also think it pairs beautiful with the new Stencil – Flower Power #7 ūüėČ 

All the products will be available for purchase at 10am GMT Sunday 28th February 2022.

Today I have three cards to share with you. First up is a card using BIG & BOLD You.

Who doesn’t love a clean and simple rainbow card? This was pretty quick to make and I didn’t use my stamping platform. I simply used a pencil and ruler to mark out where to stamp the ‘Just For’ sentiment. Then repeatedly stamped it using my current favourite Concord & 9th inks.

You must know by now I love fussy cutting! So I stamped and fussy cut the ‘you’ (sorry no dies, yet) and adhered it using foam adhesive. The stamp set comes with some small accent stamps, I love dots so I added those for a little something else.

Next I had a play with the Stencil – Flower Power #7

I’ve created this Flower Power stencil a little different from #1, #5 and #8 that have been released so far. This flower shape is a little more simple, but SO much fun. This time there are 3 sizes of the flower on the one stencil and you get the masks too, which I have used to create this first card.

I used temporary adhesive to secure each of the 3 sizes of flower onto my card base. I then ink blended my 3 favourite colours, Buttercup, Honeysuckle & Oceanside, to create this cheerful background. The card is finished with a sentiment from Everyday Sentiment and some Nuvo Gloss Drops in Ebony.

For my final card for today I used the Flower Power #7 stencil to create the opposite of this first card.

Along with the flowers on the stencil, I’ve included a trio of circles to use for the centres. I finished my card slightly different, mounting the panel onto a white card base and adding a different sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.

There is so much fun to be had with this stencil, just wait till you see what the Brand Ambassadors have created ūüėČ

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to pop back tomorrow for the next of the product introductions.
Crafty Hugs 

HAPPY February and HAPPY 10th Birthday Month Celebrations – Quest 1 The Linky Party

Hello, Happy Tuesday, Happy February

AND 

HAPPY 10th Birthday Month Uniko! 

This month is all about celebrating 10 years of Uniko and I’m excited for all of the fun we have planned. Part of our celebrations we have ten quests for you to complete. Each quest will give you the opportunity to win a prize. And if you complete all ten quests correctly there will one random draw special prize of a ¬£100 eGift Code to spend in store. 

Today sees the beginning of the first quest. Simply create a birthday card using Uniko products and share it using the linky at the bottom of THIS post over on the Uniko Blogspot Blog. 

Need some inspiration? The Uniko Brand Ambassadors have you covered, so be sure to check it all out over in the post too!

I had grand plans of having a variety of birthday cards to share with you today, as to be honest it was hard deciding what Uniko products to showcase for this special occasion.

All of the clear stamps, designer dies and stencils I have designed over the years hold that something special. A reason for being and a connection to a memory. It felt like I was choosing a favourite child and neglecting the other!

So what did I choose?

Inspiration took over and this was the end result! A mix of geometrics, florals and current favourite sentiment! Originally Organic, Background Builders: Delightful Diamonds and Floral Vines.

What do you think?

Are you surprised by my choice of stamps?

I do hope you will join in on the fun. There is plenty of time to join in on this first quest. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 27th February 2022.


Quest 1 Prize РA Uniko Birthday Themed Product Bundle 
Quest 1 RulesUse Uniko Products Only*.No back linking. Linked cards/projects must be new.Maximum Enteries 3 Per Person.
*If you don’t own any physical Uniko products you are¬†welcome¬†to use¬†THESE FREE¬†Uniko Digital images to create your card.¬†¬†

Crafty Hugs

Introducing… Stencil – Flower Power #1

Welcome Back to day 3 of the Sept/Oct 2021 Release product introductions. Today myself and my awesome Brand Ambassadors have another inspiring blog hop and we are introducing a new stencil, Flower Power #1.

I am delighted to be adding to the Flower Power Stencil line up. The ways the Brand Ambassadors have used this stencil is genius and inspiring, so be sure to hop along with us.

All the products will be available for purchase on Sunday 3rd October at 9am BST. 

Okay, lets get to the good stuff…

This flower has always reminded me of a Poinsettia, so it was only right that I created a modern poinsettia Christmas card.

It took a bit of time to mask the petals in order to be able to add the bottom green layer, but the results were totally worth it!

For the small dots in the centre of the flower I used a stamp from Flower Power #5. You could easily draw them in with a fine liner if you don’t have the stamp. The sentiment is from the new Christmas Sentiments clear stamp set we introduced yesterday.

For my second card today I had to go rainbow…

The masking for this was easier! And doesn’t it look delightful in a rainbow of colours? I used my Concord & 9th inks for this. Again I added the same stamped dots to the centre.

The sentiment is from Floral Vines and I finished off with a trio of Gloss White Nuvo Drops.

If you’ve not seen my earlier post for the Uniko Challenge reminder, be sure to check it out HERE. I have made a third card using this stencil.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments.

Crafty Hugs 

Uniko Challenge Reminder #67 – Anything Goes + optional twist Autumn Colours

Hello & Happy Friday!

Today I am popping in first with a reminder card that there is still time to join in on the current Uniko Challenge. Though my card ties into my next blog post shortly with the next of the Sept/Oct 2021 Release product introductions ūüėČ

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 ūüėČ
* 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 ūüėČ

Here’s what I was inspired to make…

I opted for some beautiful warm autumnal colours for my card and using a kraft card base really helps to radiate the warmth. I couldn’t resist using our new Stencil – Flower Power #1 which we are introducing on the blog today.

`It’s fun having these large scale modern flowers and they really do make for a quick card with impact. I used Distress Oxide inks as I think they keep their colour lovely on kraft and coloured card stock. The colours of the flower are Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo.

The sentiment I have chosen is from Floral Vines and embossed in white onto a block of brown card. I added a strip of the same colour down the edge of my stencilled mat layer too. I think this adds a little more interest to the overall design.

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

THE PRIZES

Main Winner Chosen By The Brand Ambassadors Р£15 eGift CertificateRandom Twist Winner Р£5 eGift CertificateRandom Uniko Stamps Winner Р£5 eGift CertificateTop 3 Chosen By The Brand Ambassadors Р150 Loyalty Reward Points

There is plenty of time to join and play along with this challenge.The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 22nd October 2021. I look forward to seeing you in the gallery HERE.


Crafty Hugs

July 2021 Release in Review Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Did you see our recent release¬†HERE? With it being a big one for us here at Uniko and not all the Brand Ambassadors got to play with all their goodies straight away, I thought it would be fun to have another Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY ūüéȬ†

Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, the start of the hop and if you want to check the products out, they are all still available to purchase HERE on the website.

I’ve made a couple cards to share with you today…

For this first card I combined three of the six clear stamp sets released. I started by partially inking the Background Block Grid and heat embossing with WOW Clear Gloss EP. I wanted a unfinished look so that when I inked blended over the top I could fade it out slightly.

I used Altenew Moss, Olive & Parrot ink colours. Fading out from the bottom left corner with the darkest Moss colour. I’ve then embellished with a trio of Doodle Flowers and a double Simply Said Blocks I and III sentiment and some adhesive gems.

For my second card today I reached for the Stencil Rainbow & Clouds again. I’ve had this card idea stuck in my head and wanted to get it made, so today was the perfect time.

I started by inking up the largest rainbow and die cut it using a Sizzix Heart Die from my stash. I then used white pigment ink to dab the clouds onto my blue mat layer.

I then added a double sentiment from Simply Said Blocks III and finished off with some heart and circle domed embellishments.

Just the two cards from me today. But be sure to check out the rest of the Brand Ambassador blogs for more inspiration using the release.

Don’t forget to comment along the way, I will be¬†randomly selecting one lucky comment winner to win a ¬£20 eGift Certificate. Commenting to be able to win will close at Midnight BST my Sunday 22nd August 2021. The winner will be¬†announced on the blog before the end of August.

Crafty Hugs

Uniko Challenge Reminder #66 – Flowers + Optional Twist Slimline

 Hey!

Myself and the Uniko Brand Ambassadors are here today to remind you about the July/ August 2021 Uniko challenge.


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 ūüėČ
* 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 ūüėČ


We’re delighted to welcome back¬†Dhruvika¬†as our Guest Designer for this reminder post.

How stunning is Dhruvika’s card! If you pop over to her Instagram feed you can see all her other awesome cards too –¬†HERE.

Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, where the Uniko Brand Ambassadors have shared inspiration and you will also find the link up and prize information.

Here’s what I was inspired to create…

Not a slimline card this time, but a modern floral one using the newly released Doodle Flowers. I’ve also put in a trio of smaller flowers from the Background Blocks Doodle Flower for a little bit of variety and interest.

I started by stamping the flowers in a trio of Concord & 9th ink colours, Honeysuckle, Buttercup and Oceanside. I then indulged in some relaxing fussy cutting.

To assemble the card I first stamped the sentiment from Floral Vines and then arranged the flowers. I adhered some flat using DST and some with foam adhesive. I then finished off with a few clear rhinestones.

That’s all from me today, but I will be back soon with more to share using the July Release. Until then, thank you for stopping by & I look forward to seeing you in the gallery.

Crafty Hugs

July 2021 Reveal, Release Day, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hello & Happy Sunday! 

Yay ūüéČ it’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! Finally I will introduce you to all 6 stamp sets and all 4 stencils in their entirety. They are all available to purchase HERE on the website now. AND we have our usual Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

I have formally introduced all the new products over HERE on the Uniko Blogspot Blog and you will also find the hop list too. But how about some more inspiration I’ve made using some of the products.

First up is another card using the Doodle Flowers clear stamp set.

I didn’t have a layout for this card, I just started stamping and kinda went with the flow. My only starting point was the colours, which are from the current challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches HERE.

I thought it was a little different and fun to choose these colours and I think it’s turned out pretty nicely. I thought about the sentiments in the set and wanted there to be lots of mix and match choices, just like I have used here.

Next I had a play with the Background Block Layered Modern Floral as I wanted to use it not as a block or pattern, but rather use elements to create a card.

For this card I stamped the floral section of the block in different colours & then set to fussy cutting a selection out. I then used the smaller accent stamps from the set to create a border in black along the right edge of a card panel.

I adhered some of the flowers with double sided tape and some with foam adhesive. The sentiment is from Floral Vines.

Lastly for today I wanted to use the Stencil – Tropical Leaf I and again opted for a slimline card.

With the size of the leaf it lends itself well to a slimline card. Here I have simply layered the leaf and inked with various shades of green. The sentiment is from Doodle Flowers clear stamp set.

That’s all from me today, I will be sharing more with the new release over the coming days/weeks on the blog as there are so many ideas buzzing round my head with them still!

Don’t forget to hop along and to leave a comment on all the¬†stops along the way. I will be¬†randomly selecting one lucky comment winner to win the ENTIRE* release. Commenting to be able to win will close at Midnight BST Sunday 1st August 2021. The winner will be¬†announced on the blog during the first¬†week of August.


Thank you SO much to the Brand Ambassadors and everyone who has joined in on the fun. You really do make these releases so much fun.
Crafty Hugs

Introducing… Doodle Flowers

Welcome to Day 5 and the last of the July 2021 Release Product Introductions. I can’t believe we are introducing the final product. Which means tomorrow is Release Day and all the goodies will be available to purchase on the website.

Today we have another inspiring blog hop and I saved the final floral, Doodle Flowers. You might recognise this flower from the previously released Background Blocks Doodle Flower and the Uniko Stencil Doodle Flowers. With the addition to this set in the mix, it provides even more mix and match options AND I’ve included some mix and match sentiments in a current favourite font!

So let’s get to what I’ve made today…

First up I decided to pair the stamps with the previously released stencil. Here I have used texture paste through the stencil to create the background. I have then added the outline doodle flowers which are stamped, coloured and fussy cut out.

I added one of the mix & match sentiments from the set that I have embossed in white onto scraps of black card. I finished the design off with some black Nuvo Drops.

Next I wanted to use the stamp set by itself and make a one layer card. I like these on hand as they’re mail friendly!

I already had my embossing supplies out on my desk, so I masked a section of my card off, stamped the flowers & leaves from the set & heat embossed white. I then used Distress Oxide Inks in Salvaged Patina and Wilted Violet to blend over the top.

Once I was happy I stamped another of the mix and match sentiments from the set and embellished with a few enamel dots from my stash.

Lastly for today I wanted to pair the set with the Background Block Doodle Flower.

For this I kept it simple. I stamped the block pattern in black and added some colour using Copic Markers. I stamped and fussy cut both the solid doodle flower and leaves from the set, placing them so I knew where to stamp the sentiment from the set.

This set really is good fun and has even more options when paired with the other coordinating products. Be sure to checkout the Brand Ambassador blogs for more inspiration and don’t forget to leave a comment along the way. I will be randomly selecting comments left in the lead up to Release Day on 25th July to win Uniko goodies! 

Until tomorrow, Crafty Hugs 

Introducing… Background Blocks Layered Floral & Simply Said Blocks III

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to Day 2 of the July 2021 Release Product Introductions. We have another inspiring blog hop and we are introducing Background Blocks Layered Floral & Simply Said Blocks III. Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, the start of the hop.

I have three cards to share with you today using this stamp set, so let’s get to it.

First up I have this almost one layer card where I have simply stamped the flower part of the block and then the leaf part of the block. I then used one of the Simply Said Block III sentiments, which is adhered using foam adhesive.

For my second card I wanted to create another almost one layer card, this time I wanted a colourful one. To create this I used my stamping tool.

Once I had positioned the stamps in my stamping tool, I inked and stamped each of the flowers individually. With the flowers being fairly far apart from each other there was only minimal masking required.

Once I had stamped the leaves in place, I went in and added some more of the single leaf images in some of the gaps and also added the dot detail. I kept the sentiment the same, but changed the position.

For my last card today I wanted to show how this stamp can be used to fill a card.

I’m slowly getting into the slimline card trend, so tried my hand at this size for the floral pattern. I started by stamping the flowers and then the leaves at one side of the panel. I then alternated and stamped the leaves and then the flowers for spacing and then again to fill the panel.

I finished the card off with another of the Simply Said Block III sentiment and paired it with BIG & BOLD Hello, which is fussy cut and adhered using foam adhesive.

As you can see there are lots of options in how to use this stamp set and I will have more to share later in the week. I know the Brand Ambassadors have lots of inspiration too, so be sure to hop along and see. Don’t forget to ¬†leave comments along the way. I will be randomly selecting comments left in the lead up to Release Day on 25th July to win Uniko goodies!¬†

Thats all from me , I hop you pop back tomorrow for the next of the product introductions. Crafty Hugs 

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