New Release

Blooming Congrats!

Hey!

Apologies for the long time no posting here on the website blog, you guys have so wonderfully kept me busy with all the wonderful release day & post release day orders! You are all simply amazing and I can’t thank you enough.

Also, I apologise that so many of the February Release products have sold out, I have had restocks of all the NEW Stencils and I have a restock of the NEW clear stamps and others arriving on the 12th March. I will be updating the website to allow backorders on all of the items due in this afternoon.

Anyway, as I haven’t had much creative time, I thought I would share this card that I never got round to sharing! This card I made a while back and it is one that we created at the recent Uniko 6th Birthday Stamping Retreat.

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I’ve used the new Kindness Blooms clear stamp set, paired with a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks and at the time the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends were a new toy!

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I stamped the smallest of the loopy flowers from the Kindness Blooms clear stamp set onto some Stampin’ Up! vellum in VersaMark ink, then heat embossed them with detail white embossing powder. I then used the Stampin’ Blends to colour on the reverse of the flowers. I fussy cut the vellum panel out adhered it with glue, added the sentiment and some enamel dots to finish.

That’s all I have to share for today, hopefully I will find a little creative time during my Bean free day today ūüėČ Thank you for stopping by.

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Uniko’s 6th Birthday & February 2018 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Woohoo!

Apologies for my lateness to the Release Day Party :( It’s been a crazy few days here in the NE of the UK as we have been battered by the worst snow storms in years, plus life goes on with 2 snow Beans too! Luckily today I’ve still managed to have them looked after by the in-laws – yay!

Anyway,¬†the day arrived and Uniko’s 6th Birthday & February 2018¬†Release is NOW available to purchase¬†HERE¬†on the website. We have our traditional¬†Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY starting over HERE.

Along with the SIX new clear stamp sets and FIVE new stencil designs I am also offering…

Release Day

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

on orders of £25 or more!

* This offer has been extended and is valid until Midday GMT 3rd March 2018 on qualifying orders of £25 or more.

WINNERS of the Birthday Treasure Hunt, Random Prizes & more have been announced HERE.

How about some inspiration using a few of the new products…

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It probably isn’t a surprise to anyone that has been following the release celebrations that the new Kindness Blooms clear stamp set is a new favourite of mine ūüėČ The ideas using this new loopy bloom have been free flowing!
For this first card I decided to pair both sizes of the loopy bloom with the Large Background Scattered Polka Dots, which I have stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in detail white embossing powder.
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The sentiment is just one of the mix and match possibilities contained in the mini clear stamp set and I have stamped it onto a strip of white card and adhered it to the card base using foam adhesive. I’ve finished the design off with some new Stampin’ Up! self adhesive sequins.
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For my next card I decided to create a more masculine style card using Kindness Blooms paired with the new Birthday Sentiments clear stamp set…
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As you can see I used the stamen burst stamp and the small polka dot from Kindness Blooms and simply by using primary colours and keeping the design CAS I have achieved a masculine look.
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I wish I had more to share using the other new products being released, but creative time has been limited :( I will be sharing more over the coming days though using all of the new products.
However, I know that the Design Team have been super busy and much more creative than me and have a wealth of inspiration using all of the new products to share with you!

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE Release!! You have until Midnight (GMT) Saturday 10th March 2018 to comment and the winner will be announced Sunday 11th March 2018.

Happy Hopping!

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Introducing… Kindness Blooms & Uniko Stencil Fun Flowers

Hey!

Welcome back to the final day of the product introductions! This is the exciting bit, where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

What a FUN 4 days it has been! If you’ve missed any of the introductions you can catch up¬†HERE,¬†HERE,¬†HERE¬†and HERE.

Today the Design Team and I are here to introduce the last floral products, Kindness Blooms clear stamp set and Fun Flowers Stencil.

I think I have yet again saved a new favourite until last ūüėČ I just can’t seem to stop using the Kindness Blooms clear stamp set!¬†This set contains a fun doodle style flower in 2 sizes, some fun flower accents and kindness mix and match sentiments.
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For my first card today I have only used the Kindness Blooms clear stamp set, but due to the technique I used and showed HERE, a few at the Uniko Stamping Retreat on Saturday thought that I had used the same technique on the Large Scattered Polka Dot BG. However, I have used the single polka dot that comes in the Kindness Blooms set and simply randomly stamped it in a rainbow of Altenew ink colours.
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The kraft card stock layer is adhered to the rainbow background using foam adhesive and the sentiment is just one of the options available.

Next I was inspired by a Mid Century Modern pattern design that I had come across on Pinterest HERE

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This was a sheer accident! I had not consciously thought about this when designing the set, but the happy coincidence and results are super fun :)

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That’s all I have to share using Kindness Blooms today and I will be sharing a card using the Fun Flowers stencil over HERE at 1pm GMT for my CAS Colours & Sketches DT post ūüėČ

Again it’s a hop full of wonderful inspiration and techniques, I can’t wait to read how they’ve created all their samples! So get comfy, grab a drink and be sure to hop around all the Design Team blogs for a TON of inspiration and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes!

Carol 

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Wiebke 

So that is all the product introductions, which means tomorrow is Release Day! Wednesday 28th February 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!

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Introducing… Life is a Song, Background Blocks Equaliser & Uniko Stencil Equaliser

Hey!

Welcome back to day four of the product introductions. This is the exciting bit, where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

So far we have had 3 wonderful days of inspiration and creativity introducing 4 of the new products being released. If you missed the fun you can catch up HERE, HERE and HERE.

Today the Design Team and I are here to introduce 2 more clear stamp sets and 1 more of the new Uniko Stencils coming on the 28th February. The products today all have a music theme.

I’ve been stretched for time and hampered by bugs and a migraine yesterday, so only have the one sample to show you (sorry to those at The Stamping Retreat who’ve seen this) today & my apologies for being late too :(

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I’ve used the Background Block Equaliser to create this rainbow card :) I used my MISTI tool to stamp the block in Versamark ink and then rotated my card round and stamped the image again to achieve a reflected image. I then heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.

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I then used my Copic markers in a rainbow of colours to colour each of the equaliser blocks. It was quite time consuming, but the results are totally worth the effort! The sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

That’s all I have to share with you today, but we have a¬†hop full of wonderful inspiration and techniques, I can’t wait to read how they’ve created all their samples! So get comfy, grab a drink and be sure to hop around all the Design Team blogs for a TON of inspiration and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes!¬†

Sarah P

Wiebke 

Such a rainbow of colour today, I think that is what drew me to designing an equaliser! So many colour and fun possibilities :)

Release Schedule…

Sneak Peeks 20th Р22nd February, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 23rd Р27th, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Wednesday 28th February 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!

That’s all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for the last product introductions and LOTS more inspiration.

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Introducing… Spring Botanicals Daffodil

Hey!

Welcome back to day two of the product introductions. This is the exciting bit, where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

WOW! Wasn’t yesterday FUN?! If you missed the product introduction and blog hop, you can catch up HERE.

Today myself and the Design Team are introducing the next flower in the Spring Botanical series, Spring Botanicals Daffodil.
How about a look at this clear stamp set in action…
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I’ve gone super clean and simple for my first card as I wanted the Spring yellows and greens to shine against the crisp white background.
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I’ve used my trusty Prismacolor pencils to colour the daffodil, which I fussy cut out and adhered to the card base using foam adhesive. The sentiment is just one from the clear stamp set and I added some simple glittered enamel dot embellishments to finish.
Lastly I went super quick creative due to minimal time to create these days…
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I started with a large stamp block, big enough to cover my card size (10.5 x 14 cm) and I roughly coloured over it with 2 Zig Clean Color Brush Pens. I then heavily spritzed with water and then stamped it onto some smooth watercolour card stock.
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Once my panel was dry, I simply stamped the Daffodil in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, added another of the sentiments from the clear stamp set, which has a couple of mix and match options and embellished with some clear sequins.
That’s all I have to share with you using this clear stamp set, but we have our usual design team blog hop too! It’s a hop full of wonderful inspiration and techniques, I can’t wait to read how they’ve created all their samples! So get comfy, grab a drink and be sure to hop around all the Design Team blogs for a TON of inspiration and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes!

Sarah P

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Introducing… Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil

Hey!

Welcome to the first day of the product introductions. This is the exciting bit, where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and the Design Teams are introducing 3 of the February / 6th Birthday Release products, Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil. As you can see by the titles, they all have a birthday / celebratory theme to them.
To start the hop and find all the Design Team links (in case you get lost along the way, as the DT has grown) click HERE.
Now how about a look at these stamps in action…
First up I thought I would share a card using the Balloon Bash Stencil and just one of the mix and match sentiments from Birthday Sentiments. If you like the previously released Festive Sentiments, then I think you might just LOVE this sentiment set too ūüėČ
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I started out with some smooth watercolour card, I use The Langton Hot Pressed (Smooth) Grain Satiné. I selected 5 colours of Distress Oxide in to form a rainbow effect. I then simply applied the colour through one of the balloon images in the stencil starting from Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers & Wilted Violet. I then spritzed the card with some water and dabbed the excess to achieve the mottled oxide effect on the balloons.
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The balloon strings are stamped from the previously released Balloon Bash clear stamp set and then I used my MISTI tool to stamp the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink a couple of times to get a nice smooth, solid impression.
Next I decided to ink up Background Blocks Party Confetti as I wanted to give my new go to technique a whirl on it! I simply love the direct to stamp colouring with water based markers. And this stamp simply calls for a rainbow of colours, don’t you think?!
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For this card I placed the Background Block inside my small MISTI stamping tool and chose to colour the block with my Stampin’ Up! Brights marker collection. I simply started with a colour and just randomly coloured the elements in the design and simply repeated this for each colour until the block was all coloured.
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I then ‘huff’ over the stamp to moisten the ink. As¬†The process is quite time consuming, the ink can dry onto the stamp, so you need to do this before you stamp or you will get a dull stamped image. But I think the results are worth the effort!¬†After I had stamped the image I trimmed it down and adhered it to a Tempting Turquoise card base. I added sentiments from Birthday Sentiments and embellished with a yummy cupcake from Celebrate With Cake.
Before I removed the¬†Background Blocks Party Confetti from the MISTI tool, I decided to spritz the image with some water and stamped the design onto some watercolour card, this formed the base for my next card design…
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Again, such a cool effect and the colours are a little more muted this time, with being watered down. This time I embellished the card with a duo of stamped balloons from the Balloon Bash clear stamp set and another mix and match sentiment from Birthday Sentiments.
That’s all I have created to share with you today! Be sure to hop on over to sweet Carol to see the creativity there. If you get lost along the way here is the list of Design Team Blog Links…

Uniko’s 6th Birthday Stamping Retreat!

Hey & Happy Hump Day!

If you follow Uniko on social media or subscribe to the newsletter, you might have seen my recent advert for¬†Uniko’s 6th Birthday Stamping Retreat!

Please note, that since my first advert there has been a change in date from Saturday 10th Feb, to Saturday 24th Feb for various reasons.

Anyway, I thought I’d pop by and share a little about the day…

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Having had a successful first Stamping Retreat back in December 2017, I have planned another to celebrate Uniko’s 6th Birthday!

Here are a few photos from the first Stamping Retreat, with thanks to Wiebke for taking some as well..

A peek at the kits and the Uniko Tote Goodie Bags.

Some had taken a break, whilst a few crafted on!

The technique station was based around Uniko Stencils and Distress Oxide Inks.

The venue of the Retreat is The Station House at Wynyard Woodlands Park…

Set in a beautiful woodland park is this old station house, which most recently was a visitor centre. As you walk in you are greeted with a space filled with character and warmth. With a spaces perfect for a hive of creativity.

Why is it called a Stamping Retreat? I hear you ask! 

Simply because the focus of the day is on stamping with Uniko clear stamps and retreating to this wonderful location!

I didn’t want to call it a class, as that sounds to formal. The day is about being relaxed and enjoying the creative process. Whether you are an expert stamper/crafter, beginner or somewhere in between, this is the day for you.

What is involved/included?

If you ever attended one of my previous ‘classes’ at The Paperlane in Northallerton, the overall structure is similar, but I have added in some NEW things too ūüėČ

I will be designing a collection of cards using the NEW Uniko February Release, which is based around Spring, Florals, Music and Birthdays! You will receive a ‘kit’ that will contain all the instructions and materials to make 7 – 8 cards throughout the day at your own pace. I will be there to help and guide individuals as needed and I will demonstrate any techniques to the whole group at the beginning of the day.

Along with the kit there will be one or two individual project / technique stations for each of you to take turns, have a go and make during the day.

Along with all this you will receive a Uniko Birthday Gift! This will contain a FREE clear stamp set from the February Release and a few other goodies. Gift value will be between £10-£15.

There will also be a Uniko pop up shop of all the items available on the Uniko website along with the unreleased February Release. You will receive 10% off any purchases made during the day!

Does this sound FUN or what?! I can hardly wait ūüėČ I do hope that some of you will be able to come and enjoy this day with myself and Uniko!

For more details and to book your place pop on over HERE to the website.

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December 2017 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey!

Finally the day has arrived and the Uniko December Release is NOW available to purchase HERE on the website. We have our traditional Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hopefully you have hopped over from the Uniko Blogspot blog HERE, where I have formally introduced all EIGHT new products lining the shelves! We have 5 new clear stamp sets AND 3 NEW Uniko Stencil Designs!! Plus I have a little December Release FREEBIE for orders of £20 or more while stocks last.

How about a little bit of inspiration…

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I decided to ink up Pure Florals: Rose again, this time using the large solid bloom. I’ve stamped the bloom on kraft card using Altenew Coral Berry ink. After stamping the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, I then went in with a red Prismacolor pencil and added some shading to the petals of the rose.

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I finished the edge of the card off by stamping Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts in VersaMark ink onto black card and embossing with clear embossing powder.

Lastly for today I thought I would share a card using the 2017 December Release FREEBIE, So Much…

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I’ve used my MISTI tool to stamp the floral bouquet and simple rotated my white mat layer 180 degrees and stamped again to get the mirrored effect. The flowers are coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks.

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That’s all from me today, as I simply ran out of time to create :(

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE December 2017 Release!! You have until Midnight (GMT) Saturday 23rd December 2017 to comment and the winner will be announced Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December 2017!

Happy Hopping!

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

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Introducing… Pure Florals: Rose

Hey!

Welcome back to the final day of the product introductions for the 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 the next clear stamp set in the Pure Florals series, Pure Florals: Rose. Hopefully you have hopped over here from the start of the hop HERE, where I have shared another CAS card using this clear stamp set.
How about one more colourful card, this time using the outline Rose blooms…
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I’ve had a small collection of Zig Clean Colour Brush pens for far to long and most of them have sat unopened and unloved. So it was the perfect chance to give a few of the colours a whirl!
Now, I struggled a little, first stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, but I found this to run when adding my water to blend. I didn’t mind this so much for the flowers peeking out on the base card as I wanted grey shading. But for the top coloured panel I ‘cheated’ a little and I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder!
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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 this new clear stamp set in action?

That’s all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for the Reveal, Release, Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!!

Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 10th Р11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th Р15th 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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Introducing… BIG & BOLD Hugs and Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts

Hey!

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 Р11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th Р15th 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!

Hugs