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Uniko Sponsors AAA Cards – All You Need Is Love

Hello & Happy Sunday!

I do hope you are having a good weekend so far? It’s been a sick one here at Uniko HQ as I currently type my post on my laptop from bed! Urgh, the joys of 3 years olds and the germs they bring home from nursery!

Anyway, enough with that, Uniko is super duper happy to be sponsoring one of my favourite challenges this fortnight, AAA Cards.

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This fortnight the challenge HERE at AAA Cards is appropriately All You Need is LOVE, good if you’re like me and haven’t made your significant other a Valentine’s card yet!

But what if you don’t need or send Valentine’s cards? Well, I always remember when I visited Finland with my mum around that time and my mums friend who we stayed with said that they celebrated friendship on Valentine’s Day. I think I have remembered correctly, but it’s a nice idea anyway!

I’ve opted more for a Wedding Day LOVE card…

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I used Pure Florals: Cosmos to stamp inside a die cut heart mask using a trio of Altenew inks. I added a mix and match of sentiments from Simply said II and Simply Said Blocks. I then finished the design off using some enamel shapes.

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I hope you’re inspired to join in on the challenge & I look forward to seeing you in the gallery too!

Until then, thanks for stopping by!

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Uniko Challenge #45 – Something Old, Something New, with Optional Twist LOVE

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Welcome to the January/February, 2018 Uniko challenge – the first challenge of this New Year. As last year each challenge will be FIVE weeks long, giving a total of SIX challenges again this year.

This month we have the following 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 😉

* 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 😉

 

This month we have the winner of Challenge #44 Christmas, the awesomely talented Anita joining us as our Guest Designer.

Here’s her amazing card:

So clean and perfectly CAS. Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

Here is how I was inspired by the challenge theme…

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I had a basic idea of the supplies I wanted to use and a rough layout planned  and went with the flow on that side of things! I needed to be inspired with my colours and turned to the current challenge over at Global Design Project, seen HERE and below.

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I feel like its been ages since I joined in on a challenge and even longer since I joined in on one over there! I was OK with the Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay colours, but Peekaboo Peach threw me a little! I decided to use it as my base card colour and only have a small amount showing.

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Whist creating my card I was quite pleased as how it came together. Now that it is finished and photographed I am not entirely keen on it! I feel I should have used the Large Background Polka Hearts instead of the Scattered Polka Dot Stencil and the sentiment could have done with being stamped a little higher!

I think it is good sometimes to make and share cards that you are not completely happy with, it shows that I don’t get it right every time and it gives you something to learn and build on from the next time you create.

That’s all from me, but the Uniko Design team also have some LOVELY inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs below to find out more and I am sure they’d love a nice comment too 😉

 CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Such a wonderful bunch of inspiration for you all! Are you ready to play along?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

THE PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 23rd February 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

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Introducing… BIG & BOLD Hugs and Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts

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Welcome back to day 3 of the countdown to the Uniko December Release.  This is the exciting bit where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and my awesome Design Team  are introducing a couple of clear stamp sets, first up is another addition to the BIG & BOLD series, BIG & BOLD Hugs. The second product we are introducing today came about following the Large Background Scattered Polka Dots, which we introduced on Tuesday. This time I went for hearts, Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts!

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For my first card today I have paired BIG & BOLD Hugs with the previously released Uniko Style flowers in a soft Spring colour palette.
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Next up is the Large Background: Scattered Polka Hearts…
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On this card you are getting a BIG preview of the clear stamp set being introduced tomorrow, but they do pair rather nicely together! The Large Background: Scattered Polka Hearts are simply stamped in Altenew Puffy Heart ink and then I die cut the rectangle panel using Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle dies.
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That’s all from me here today, but be sure to hop around the Design Team blogs and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes!

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I hope you enjoyed the hop and getting to see these two new clear stamp sets in action? That’s all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for more product introductions and inspiration.

Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 10th – 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th – 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on these clear stamps!

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Uniko Sponsors CASology & a little love FREEBIE!

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I’m super duper pleased you have stopped by today, as myself and Uniko are proud to be sponsoring the challenge  over at CASology this week. This week the challenge HERE is Romance, quite appropriate seeing as it is Valentine’s Day 😉

Plus to make it even more sweeter and as I love you all I have designed this Valentine Digital Freebie for you to download and use.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ugbtytolrsfisit/Valentine%20Freebies.zip?dl=0

Simply click on the link above to get the freebies! The collection contains 4 heart designs and one sentiment cluster design.

The Uniko Design Team and myself have created some romantic inspiration for you and a few of the team have used the freebie to inspire you too. This is what I came up with using one of the freebie hearts…

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Digital stamps are good for using with you Heidi Swapp Minc Machine, which was a good excuse to dust mine off and add some foil shimmer 😉

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I started by creating a simple polka dot design, which I then foiled with the Heidi Swapp Rose Gold Foil. I adhered this foiled panel to a Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay card base. I then printed the heart design (6 x 6cm) and foiled it with some Raspberry Pink foil I had in my stash from Uni. The heart is adhered to the card base using foam adhesive for a little dimension.

That’s all from me, but be sure to hop along the Design Team links below to see the romantic inspiration they have for you. Some of the team have used the Freebie too :)

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

Also, don’t forget to head on over HERE, to see what the CASology Design Team have created to inspire you and to join in on the fun too!

I hope to see you in the gallery!

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Uniko Challenge #39 – Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Love

Hey!

Welcome to the January 2017 Uniko challenge and our first challenge for 2017. We have another fun and easy challenge this month to spark your creativity and I have changed the frequency and length of the challenges this year to hopefully give you a little more time to join in on the fun.

So this month we have the following challenge to inspire you…

Anything goes! Don’t you just love these kinds of challenges, I sure do. I love seeing everyones creativity and individuality shine through their creations.

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 😉
* 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 😉

This month we have another awesome Guest Designer joining us, Izzy from Izzy Scrap. Izzy has been a regular participant in the Uniko Challenges and was the lucky winner of Challenge #37. Now check out this stunner Izzy has created…

Isn’t this just amazing? I love the embossed circle frame around the stamped heart using a selection of tiny Uniko clear stamps. Be sure to hop on over to Izzy’s blog HERE to find out more and leave some love.

Here’s what I came up with…

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It’s been a while since I had some time to join in on a challenge, so I decided to use a couple to inspire my creativity. First the layout of my card is from the new Freshly Made Sketches challenge seen HERE and below.

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Secondly, I needed a colour combo, so went the Color Throwdown challenge HERE and seen below.

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Usually I’d use a lot of red, but instead I used it to make more of a masculine Valentine card. I also limited the red to highlight the stamped sentiment panel and accentuated the lone red ‘Be Mine’ with red hearts. I used my Misti to stamp the panel :)

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As always the Uniko Design Team have some FABulous inspiration for you too, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more and I am sure they’d love a nice comment too 😉

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Aren’t these just super! 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 DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge, as I said at the beginning of the post, I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.

The deadline for submission to this challenge is midnight (GMT) on Friday 24th February (7.00pm EDT).

Have You Joined In Yet?

Hey!

We are back today to remind you about the August Uniko challenge. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

Inspired By A Song Title! This sounds like a hard challenge, but when you google a word to see if it appears in a song title, you WILL be surprised as to how many there are!!

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, Glenda from My Paper Cat

Glenda was the lucky winner from Challenge #33 and has created another beauty to inspire you…

Isn’t it fabulous, all those delicate stitches.

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

This time I went for something more feminine and floral…

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I was inspired firstly by the song ‘Bed Of Roses’ by Bon Jovi and secondly when I saw the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below, it was perfect for my scattered bed of roses!

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I used the rose stamp and leaves from Flower Power #6 and a sentiment from Simply Said. I wanted the roses to have more of a scattered appearance rather than line them up in rows, saved all the measuring and spacing too 😉

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Ok, that’s all from me today, but be sure to head on over HERE to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with. All the info on PRIZES and the link up can be found over there too!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

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Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #2

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Flower Power #2

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So much for an afternoon of creativity yesterday, I’ve been hit with ANOTHER cold :( Seems to be the same every time we go back to playgroups after a break. Anyway, after an afternoon of rest instead and an early night the mojo and energy have returned this evening – YAY!

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My card today mixes SOTW and a Uniko Challenge reminder. The current Uniko Challenge HERE is an ‘Anything Goes Challenge  with an option of LOVE.

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At first look my card appears to fit into the ‘Anything Goes’ category, but if you look closely I have used the LOVE sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #5 and stamped it in VersaMark Dazzle ink on a diagonal across the white mat layer.

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The colours of my card were inspired by the current Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below. I couldn’t resist playing along as I do love a mix of Aqua and Pink 😉

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Ok, that’s all from me today, I’ll be back tomorrow with more to share, but until then, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week & Uniko Challenge #28

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Always & Forever

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I chose to feature this set because the Uniko Design Team & I are also revisiting the set HERE for the January Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY. So along with all the inspiration there you will be getting a week of inspiration here too 😉 Be sure to pop on over an hop along for your chance to win the set & an eGift Certificate for £10.

We are also kicking off with the first Uniko Challenge for 2016 HERE. This month it is an easy challenge with an easy optional twist…

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A challenge perfect to combine with this weeks SOTW! Like yesterday’s card HERE, I decided to focus on the smaller sentiments contained in Always & Forever….

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It’s not like me to use so much patterned paper on my creations, but sometimes the mood strikes me and it works out well. This is some old Bo Bunny DP and I don’t know the name as it was just a small off cut I had. The pennant is a die cut tag with the top trimmed off and a small heart die cut into the upper centre. I embellished the pennant with the Valentine sentiment, added some bakers twine and heart embellishments & tadah, a quick easy Valentine card! Minimal fuss so it could be suitable for the man in your life 😉

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the Uniko Design Team have created HERE to inspire you & you will find the info on the PRIZES and link up!

Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on, which ends this weekend. So be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until the next time, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Always & Forever

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Always & Forever

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I chose to feature this set because the Uniko Design Team & I are also revisiting the set HERE for the January Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY. So along with all the inspiration there you will be getting a week of inspiration here too 😉 Be sure to pop on over an hop along for your chance to win the set & an eGift Certificate for £10.

Anyway, how about a card and some inspiration…

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Today I wanted to focus on the tiny XOXO sentiment stamp (Hugs & Kisses). I went for an über CAS card, using up some Papertrey Ink Soft Stone polka dot paper, some SU! Basic Grey bakers twine and a Pretty Pink Posh mini tag die cut. For that little pizzaz I added some glitter to the off the tag stamped hearts!

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It’s been a busy bean free day here at Uniko HQ, hence my über CAS card 😉 It’ll be worth it when you see what’s coming in February!

Anyway, don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on, which ends this weekend. So be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Always & Forever

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Always & Forever

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I chose to feature this set because the Uniko Design Team & I are also revisiting the set HERE for the January Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY. So along with all the inspiration there you will be getting a week of inspiration here too 😉 Be sure to pop on over an hop along for your chance to win the set & an eGift Certificate for £10.

Hopefully you will see that this set is not only perfect for Valentine’s Day and love themed cards but for other occasions too. Along with how it coordinates with the popular Beautiful Blooms I, other Uniko products & more!

Anyway, how about a card and some inspiration…

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Today I have used the new Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below, it was perfect for what I had in mind for my card. I just love it when that happens :)

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The ‘Always’ sentiment is from All Occasion Sentiments #5 which will be back in stock on the 25th Jan along with 6 other popular clear stamp sets. I can’t resist using glitter and sparkle on Valentine’s cards and so the smaller hearts got a good sprinkling and the larger ‘Love You’ heart was embossed with crystal EP!

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That’s all I have to share with you today, I’ve still lots of Uniko February Release & 4th Birthday preparations to complete and time is ticking by and closer….EEK!

Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week HERE in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on, which ends this weekend. So be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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