Revisited Clear Stamp Sets (Page 14)

Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #1

Hey!

Stamp of the Week is a new feature here at Uniko.

It is one I have been wanting to do for some time & with the results of the recent survey I did it is something 69% of you wanted too. Even though every other month the DT and I revisit a previously released set, there are MANY more clear stamp sets that deserve some LOVE!

So, what is stamp of the week? 

Well, each week I will be focusing on a different stamp set on this the Uniko website blog, I will be featuring a variety of cards, tags, projects and hopefully videos. The stamp of the week will be the main focus but I will also be showing how it pairs with other products from Uniko & other reputable companies. Along with all that the featured stamp set will be available in store at a discounted price for that week only.

This weeks stamp of the week – Flower Power #1

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Do you ever have THOSE days? Those where everything you do or touch goes drastically wrong? Well, I have been having one of THOSE Mondays!

I was quite pleased with myself this morning, things seemed to be going well, beans fed, nappies changed, dressed & all set for playgroup & even not much fuss when I put their new shoes on (they’re not quite sure about shoes yet!) Grandma arrives and off we set for playgroup, then the THOSE starts, slow puncture on one of the pram tyres as we almost get to the playgroup venue, Grandma carries on & I run back to the house, only 10 minutes away to fetch a new inner tube & pump. To cut a not so long but possibly boring story short I got it fixed, the beans enjoyed playgroup & that was that. THEN from that incident things just didn’t go as planned, hence my lateness in posting today, poor quality photos and a project that I didn’t plan on!!

Anyway, here is my card for today…

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Hopefully you can see that I have used the large solid flower from Flower Power #1 as a poinsettia. Yep, I am on a poinsettia kick at the minute! I also masked and stamped the larger flower from the trio contained in the set, stamping it in Pink Grapefruit for a little contrast…

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For the poinsettia centres I used the holly berry trio from Label Love: Christmas & Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions. The stamped sentiment is from Pure Florals: Poinsettia & I paired it with the SU! Christmas Greetings peace die.

I wanted to show you that just because the stamp set features a graphic flower & non Christmas themed sentiments it can still be used for a holiday card. However, with a simple colour & sentiment change it could be an everyday card too.

I hope I have inspired you a little this evening & I haven’t put you off with my ramblings and woes! I will be back tomorrow in a more timely fashion with my next project and post featuring this set. Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

Hey!

Stamp of the Week is a new feature here at Uniko.

It is one I have been wanting to do for some time & with the results of the recent survey I did it is something 69% of you wanted too. Even though every other month the DT and I revisit a previously released set, there are MANY more clear stamp sets that deserve some LOVE!

So, what is stamp of the week? 

Well, each week I will be focusing on a different stamp set on this the Uniko website blog, I will be featuring a variety of cards, tags, projects and hopefully videos. The stamp of the week will be the main focus but I will also be showing how it pairs with other products from Uniko & other reputable companies. Along with all that the featured stamp set will be available in store at a discounted price for that week only.

This weeks stamp of the week – Pure Florals: Poinsettia

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Today is my last post using this stamp set as the Stamp Of The Week, I have had so much fun giving this set some love and showing you some of the many possibilities using it.

We started off the week HERE with the October Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY. You still have a few hours to comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning this set or a eGift Certificate to the same value.

Anyway, back to my project…
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Today I dusted off a trio of Copic markers and did a spot of colouring. I found it very relaxing last night and enjoyed the time my head got to think and wander in the peacefulness!

I was inspired by a card I pinned recently HERE and HERE by the awesome Julia Altermann who is Guest Designing with us for our October challenge HERE. I simply LOVE the layout of Julia’s card & the fun tag flap, so I had a go myself! Another detail I adore and CASED is how Julia added the twine to the card front. Instead of embellishing sequins, as I didn’t quite have what I wanted (looks like a #PPP shopping spree is required!) I used SU! candy dots and tiny rhinestones. Also I haven’t quite mastered Julia’s dot effect, she is a pro at that.

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After colouring the poinsettia with my Copic markers I gave it a good douse of Wink Of Stella for that added sparkle & shine. I wish I had the patience to colour like this more as I really like the results.

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One last photo showing you the sentiment inside. I stamped it so that it can be seen when the flap is opened up…

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There are two challenges currently going that this card is perfect for. First up is the Happy Little Stampers challenge HERE which is to use a poinsettia & the second challenge is HERE with Addicted to CAS which is Sparkle! Be sure to check them both out.

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Don’t forget the discounted price for the Poinsettia set expires tonight at midnight BST, so be sure to order tonight HERE! I will be back tomorrow with a my next stamp of the week, until then, thank you for stopping by & joining in on the fun 🙂

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

Hey!

Stamp of the Week is a new feature here at Uniko.

It is one I have been wanting to do for some time & with the results of the recent survey I did it is something 69% of you wanted too. Even though every other month the DT and I revisit a previously released set, there are MANY more clear stamp sets that deserve some LOVE!

So, what is stamp of the week? 

Well, each week I will be focusing on a different stamp set on this the Uniko website blog, I will be featuring a variety of cards, tags, projects and hopefully videos. The stamp of the week will be the main focus but I will also be showing how it pairs with other products from Uniko & other reputable companies. Along with all that the featured stamp set will be available in store at a discounted price for that week only.

This weeks stamp of the week – Pure Florals: Poinsettia

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As we are nearing the end of the week I have 2 cards to share with you using this set, both of which were really quick to make. Today I have focused on a couple of the sentiments in the set along with using only a section of the poinsettia. Just because it is a large outline flower, which may daunt you if you are not one for colouring, you can just use a small section of the flower.

For my first card I focused on the sentiment, PEACE * LOVE * JOY and paired it with one of my new Pretty Pink Posh mini tags & some NBUS Stampin’ Up! Christmas Greetings dies.

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The current sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch! seen HERE and below was perfect for showcasing a sentiment from the set & a small section of the poinsettia. I wanted the sentiment to be the focus of the card and using the peace die cut in sparkle  card emphasises this.

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I am LOVING the mini tags from Pretty Pink Posh, I especially like the size and the stitching detail. I decided not to add any further embellishment to the card, as I feel the sparkle of the die cut is enough impact.

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My next card is a little out of my comfort zone, in the fact that I have used designer paper! I very rarely use patterned papers even though I love pattern and colour. I think the reason is they daunt my love of CAS and I find it hard to keep the card CAS when I use them.

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However, I was inspired by current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches seen HERE and below and I was especially inspired by Jennifer Timko’s card HERE.

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With using such a bright colour of DP with the polka dot pattern, plus the poinsettia flower being detailed too I kept my use of colour to a minimum, stamping the sentiment & poinsettia in black & adding a small splash of gold. As you can see I only cut a small section of the poinsettia out, but it still keeps its form nicely. The sentiment is 2 stamps, but I masked & stamped ‘The Magic Of Christmas’ part to create a 3 lined sentiment.

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That’s all I have today, but I will be back tomorrow with the last of my projects using this set as Stamp Of The Week. This also means that if you want to purchase the set at the discounted price HERE you have until midnight 18th October BST to do so!

Enjoy your weekend!

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

Hey!

Stamp of the Week is a new feature here at Uniko.

It is one I have been wanting to do for some time & with the results of the recent survey I did it is something 69% of you wanted too. Even though every other month the DT and I revisit a previously released set, there are MANY more clear stamp sets that deserve some LOVE!

So, what is stamp of the week? 

Well, each week I will be focusing on a different stamp set on this the Uniko website blog, I will be featuring a variety of cards, tags, projects and hopefully videos. The stamp of the week will be the main focus but I will also be showing how it pairs with other products from Uniko & other reputable companies. Along with all that the featured stamp set will be available in store at a discounted price for that week only.

This weeks stamp of the week – Pure Florals: Poinsettia

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I’m back a little later than planned today, but that’s kinda the story of my life at the moment with the beans. With one walking inside & one almost walking I need eyes in the back of my head & I could do with 10 pairs of hands!! To say life is crazy & the days zooming by is an understatement, but hey, it’s all good fun and I am enjoying it.

Anyway, back to business. Whilst the beans were napping this afternoon I got to making todays card…

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It’s an idea I have had for a while & seen around blog land, but I haven’t had the right tools until this week when my Pretty Pink Posh order arrived 🙂 I couldn’t resist the mini tags die collection Paulina designed and of course some sequins made it into my basket too!

I wasn’t so sure about my card at first once it was assembled, it looked a bit ‘messy’. But now I have photographed it I am kinda liking it – LOL!

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I started out by stamping & embossing the poinsettia in white on some Real Red SU! card stock. I then placed my tag dies altogether on the embossed image & die cut them in one swoop! I then used the negative of my die to help me place, position and stamp the poinsettia on my base card in black ink.

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I then adhered the tags using foam adhesive to create this almost jigsaw like effect, with added dimension. A simple sentiment and a few sequins finished the card off.

Ok, that’s all from me today using this set, but I will be back again tomorrow with more to share. Before I go however, we have our monthly challenge HERE. This month it is all about geometrics and we have 2 awesome Guest Designers along with inspiration from the Design Team. Be sure to check it out & join in, there are prizes up for grabs!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

Hey!

Stamp of the Week is a new feature here at Uniko.

It is one I have been wanting to do for some time & with the results of the recent survey I did it is something 69% of you wanted too. Even though every other month the DT and I revisit a previously released set, there are MANY more clear stamp sets that deserve some LOVE!

So, what is stamp of the week? 

Well, each week I will be focusing on a different stamp set on this the Uniko website blog, I will be featuring a variety of cards, tags, projects and hopefully videos. The stamp of the week will be the main focus but I will also be showing how it pairs with other products from Uniko & other reputable companies. Along with all that the featured stamp set will be available in store at a discounted price for that week only.

This weeks stamp of the week – Pure Florals: Poinsettia

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Wow, we are up to day 3 of my first ‘Stamp of the Week’, this week is flying by for sure! Anyway, I hope you are enjoying this new feature here on the Uniko website blog and I am back today with another card featuring this set…

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Today I have gone with more traditional Christmas colours though with a modern edge, the popular trio kraft, white & red. I started out by stamping and embossing the poinsettia in white onto a red circle die cut and mounted it onto a scalloped edge circle die. (These are Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers Dies). I then looped white sating ribbon & overlaid thinner red satin ribbon to peek from either side of the focal image.

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It isn’t normal for me to double mat layer or use so many layers on a card, but with keeping the design layout, colours and stamps used to a minimum you can still achieve a CAS look to your card. It is also very rare that I finish up the inside of my card, very lazy of me really and I was inspired by Deborah from the DT to change this as Deborah ALWAYS finishes the inside of her cards! So today I have…

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I kept it very simple and simply embossed the poinsettia in white on to a kraft CS layer, matted with white and added a simple sentiment stamped in black. I left plenty of room for my own message inside too.

Well that is all I have to share with you for today, I will be back again later in the week with more using this set 🙂 Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

Hey!

Stamp of the Week is a new feature here at Uniko.

It is one I have been wanting to do for some time & with the results of the recent survey I did it is something 69% of you wanted too. Even though every other month the DT and I revisit a previously released set, there are MANY more clear stamp sets that deserve some LOVE!

So, what is stamp of the week? 

Well, each week I will be focusing on a different stamp set on this the Uniko website blog, I will be featuring a variety of cards, tags, projects and hopefully videos. The stamp of the week will be the main focus but I will also be showing how it pairs with other products from Uniko & other reputable companies. Along with all that the featured stamp set will be available in store at a discounted price for that week only.

This weeks stamp of the week – Pure Florals: Poinsettia

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I’m back today with another card using the Pure Florals: Poinsettia clear stamp set. This time I have opted for a non traditional colour scheme for my card…

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I am loving the current trend of gold embossing and decided I wanted to do that on todays card but I didn’t want it paired with traditional Christmas colours. So out cam my Zig Clean Color Brush Pens, a large acrylic block and a mini mister. To create the background I simply coloured my acrylic black with the trio of pens, misted and then applied it straight  onto my watercolour paper.

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After leaving it to dry I then gold embossed the poinsettia & my chosen sentiment. I then placed it under a heavy book overnight and flat mounted it onto a white card base.

This would be a really quick & easy, last minute Christmas card idea & you could easily switch the background colours to more traditional ones if desired.

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Ok, that’s all I have to share with you today, but I will be back again tomorrow with more to share using this clear stamp set. I hope you are enjoying the feature here & what I am creating! Don’t forget we have the October DT Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY going on HERE and you could win this set!

Thank you for stopping by today.

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

Hey!

Stamp of the Week is a new feature here at Uniko.

It is one I have been wanting to do for some time & with the results of the recent survey I did it is something 69% of you wanted too. Even though every other month the DT and I revisit a previously released set, there are MANY more clear stamp sets that deserve some LOVE!

So, what is stamp of the week?

Well, each week I will be focusing on a different stamp set on this the Uniko website blog, I will be featuring a variety of cards, tags, projects and hopefully videos. The stamp of the week will be the main focus but I will also be showing how it pairs with other products from Uniko & other reputable companies. Along with all that the featured stamp set will be available in store at a discounted price for that week only.

This weeks stamp of the week – Pure Florals: Poinsettia

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It just so happens that Pure Florals: Poinsettia is the stamp set the DT and I are revisiting this month HERE on the other Uniko blog. So you will have TONS of inspiration using this set when the week is out AND you also have the chance to win the set or a Uniko eGift Certificate to the same value. How good is that?

I have to say I have really enjoyed dusting this set off and showing it some love, once I got started the ideas flowed beautifully. Here is todays card…

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I was inspired by the current sketch seen below & HERE over at Freshly Made Sketches, it was simply perfect! I designed the Poinsettia to be large enough to be the focal point of the card but then I didn’t want it to be too large for a card or tag. I also designed it so that it can be fussy cut and layered. The DT have showcased this feature in the October DT Blog Hop HERE perfectly.

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As you can see I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counter clockwise, I felt it worked better that way for the poinsettia. One of my favourite colouring mediums is my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol blending solution. I first became aware of this from the awesome Jennifer McGuire back in 2008!

Here is a close up of the detail…

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I love how the poinsettia really takes the focus of the card and is enhanced by the cut gridlines to create a story board effect. A current growing trend in the paper crafting world.

Ok, that’s all I have to share for today, I will be back again tomorrow with more using Pure Florals: Poinsettia. I do hope you will pop by again and enjoy this new feature here at Uniko.

August 2015 Design Team Blog Hop, GIVEAWAY!

Hey!

I’m SO happy you’ve stopped by the blog today as today is the August 2015 Design Team Blog Hop. Along with the hop and GIVEAWAY! So be sure to grab a drink, get comfy, relax and enjoy!

As we’ve quite a few new followers here, (“Hello & Thank you”) I will explain what’s going on! Here at Uniko I *USUALLY* only release new products every other month. Keep your eyes peeled this week for a NEW set of dies lining the shelf this week at Uniko HQ!! This is for a number of reasons, firstly, being an avid paper crafter myself and knowing the current economic climate I know ‘some’ are on a limited budget when it comes to buying new stash, so this way you’re not tempted to splurge too much every month.

The second reason is that it is just me here at Uniko HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 11  month old twin boys! So releasing every other month gives me chance to keep my head above water, well…just about!

 So, on the in-between release months the Design Team & I take a look back at a previously released product, dust it off and give it some love! This month I decided to dust off TWO products, the previously released Beautiful Blooms I and II…

I chose these two sets as it’s Summer here (well, it’s supposed to be Summer!) and I do love a flower or two. When I released both these sets HERE and HERE they were firm favourites and hardly left my desk. Though I still LOVE them I don’t always reach for them so it was time to give them some more love.

As always I like to share a couple of my ‘old faves’ using the sets…

And here are a couple of new projects using them…

I started out with Beautiful Blooms I, vellum and detail white embossing powder. I simply stamped the blooms in VersaMark ink before heat embossing them white. I then used the matching Designer Dies to cut them out (these will be back in stock soon) before adhering them to a Melon Mambo card base. The sentiment from Simply Said Birthday is also heat embossed gold. I also added a few gold gems to finish the card off.

The current challenge over at “Just Us Girls”HERE is a Trend Week, the trend being vellum, so I thought I’d link it up there too 😉

Next I have a card I made for Saturday’s class at The Paperlane. It’s another card coloured with the Zig Clean Color Brush Pens…

I’m still getting to grips with the pens, but I am rather liking the results and how ‘easy’ they are to use. I especially like the spectrum of colours & shading you can achieve with just a few pens.

That’s all I had time to create, but now for some AWESOME projects from the Design Team using Beautiful Blooms I & or II.

Don’t forget the GIVEAWAY… Simply comment along the hop for your chance to win the featured sets or a eGift Certificate code to the same value if you already own them.

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

I think that is all for today, THANK YOU so much for stopping by today and your continued support and custom which makes my little dream and business stay alive.

NEW Website & a card

Hey!

So, finally the NEW and improved Uniko website is up and running (YAY!) I still have products to add (dies and digital stuff), and I plan on adding more gallery photos. But the clear stamps are all up on there and the NEW loyalty points reward system is working too!

Here is a little overview of the loyalty rewards points system…

How it works:

Register for a new account on the new website. You will receive 25 points for opening an account, you only need to create an account once.

For every £1 you spend (not including postage costs) you will receive 1 point.

Once you have accumulated 50 points this will be worth £1 off a future purchase. Or you can save your points up to purchase a product.

  • £4.95 set requires 247 points
  • £9.95 set requires 497 points
  • £15.95 set requires 797 points

Points can be earned through social media, such as liking a product on Facebook, Tweeting & Google+

Points can be earned for referring a friend to Uniko

Points will be added to Uniko customer accounts (once created by the customer) who have ordered on the old website from February 11th 2015 onwards.

Exceptions:

Points will not be earned when purchasing gift certificates.

Points earned while placing an order cannot be used on that order, they will be added to your account on order completion.

If you are not logged into your account when placing an order, you will not receive points on that order.

Uniko has the right to ban or restrict account holders from earning or redeeming points if Uniko deems the user/account holder to be abusing the system.

So with all the new changes and adding the system, unfortunately I haven’t been able to ‘bulk’ transfer across customer accounts. As this could be an inconvenience to you or if you have problems setting up a new account I am able to set up accounts individually. You can login or register an account HERE.

If you require me to set your account up, simply email me at beverley@unikostudio.com with a USERNAME you would like to use (this cannot be changed once the account is set up) and an EMAIL address you want associated with the account. 

If you have ordered from Uniko over the past 2 weeks you will have noticed I have changed the stamp set inlays to co-ordinate with our new fresh look. I will be providing a downloadable file containing ALL the new inlays for you to be able to print at home if you would like all your Uniko clear stamps to look the same. Especially if you are a little OCD like me 😉 This will be available in the next week or so.

Anyway, I think that is all I have to share for now about the website 😉 be sure to have a look about.

I do have a card to share too…

 

This is one of the cards the class made at The Paperlane on saturday, we did some die cutting techniques mixed with ‘spotlight’ stamping. This card was also inspired and a CASE of THIS card by DT member Sarah P.

I decided to use turquoise, instead of the gold like on Sarah’s card and change the orientation and die cut mounted layer. Below is a close up of the detail…

 

I have another 2 classes coming up on July 11th at The Paperlane, which is also Uniko Release Day. We will be using the new products in the class, so if you fancy trying the sets out before you by be sure to secure your place in the class by emailing Caz, caz3410@gmail.com

Ok, that’s all from me today, I had best go and get some work done whilst the beans are still napping! Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

Supplies: Card Stock: SU! Pumpkin Pie, White (HobbyCraft). Ink: Memento Luxe Rose Bud & Morocco, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem & Mango Madness. Stamps: Uniko Flower Power #7 and All Occasion Sentiments #3Accessories: Papertrey Ink Frame Die, Mama Elephant ‘hello’ die, SU! Glitter

June 2015 Design Team Blog Hop, GIVEAWAY & NEWS!

Hey!

I’m SO happy you’ve stopped by the blog today as today is the June 2015 Design Team Blog Hop. Along with the hop and giveaway, I am also sharing lots of NEWS!! So be sure to grab a drink, get comfy, relax and enjoy!

As we’ve quite a few new followers here, (“Hello & Thank you”) I will explain what’s going on! Here at Uniko I currently only release new products every other month. This is for a number of reasons, firstly, being an avid paper crafter myself and knowing the current economic climate I know ‘some’ are on a limited budget when it comes to buying new stash, so this way you’re not tempted to splurge too much every month.

The second reason is that it is just me here at Uniko HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 9 month old twin boys! So releasing every other month gives me chance to keep my head above water, well…just about!

So, on the in-between release months the Design Team & I take a look back at a previously released product, dust it off and give it some love! This month I decided to dust off the previously released Pure Florals: Gerbera…

 

 

Along with this set being the TOP selling product here at Uniko 😉 I thought it would be nice for some lovely Summer floral cards (though this is the kind of flower that can be used all year round too.

Here are a couple of my ‘old faves’ using the set…

 

 

Unfortunately I haven’t had time to create a new project due to reasons below, but I know the DT will make up for my tardiness!

Before I get to the Design Team Blog Hop, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the newest member of the Design Team. I am super honoured and happy to introduce you to…

Jane Taylor from Purplejet Loves Crafts

 

Now for some AWESOME projects from the Design Team using Pure Florals: Gerbera. The GIVEAWAY… Simply comment along the hop for your chance to win the featured set or a eGift Certificate code to the same value if you already own the set.

 

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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 Sandie

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Don’t forget to HOP on over the the Uniko Blogspot blog HERE to comment & comments are welcome here too 😉

So, that’s not ALL for today!

We have 7 stamp set RESTOCKS including Always & Forever, Balloon Bash, Background Builders: Squared, English Country Garden Butterflies, Flower Power #5 and #6 and Simply Said Birthday.

PHEW! I think that is all I have to share with you today, please bear with me whilst I iron out any kinks with the new website. I will also be sharing more information on the new product packaging over the next day or so and other bits & pieces too!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today and your continued support and custom which makes my little dream and business stay alive.