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Countdown to Christmas Day 4 – Festive Friday!

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Welcome to Day 4 of Uniko’s Countdown to Christmas ūüôā

I am over here today, because we have our Uniko Challenge #62 Reminder post up on the Uniko blogspot blog HERE. So be sure to have a look at all the FAB inspiration from the Brand Ambassadors and our Guest Designer this month, Sathya.

I have another festive card to share with you today using the popular Stencil, Winter Foliage paired with another of the Christmas Wishes sentiments.

It’s been a while since I inked up this stencil, so it was lovely to use it again. I started by using Altenew Hunter Green ink and then selectively went over areas with Evergreen & Espresso.

I then used an old Papertrey Ink die to die cut my window to stamp the sentiment. I’ve also added some of my favourite Autumn Red Nuvo Drops to the berries to make them pop!

That’s all I have to share with you today! I hope you have a wonderful Festive Friday. What are your festive plans for the weekend?

Until tomorrow, Crafty Hugs Bev x

Black Friday Bargains AND Nov/Dec 2020 Sneak Peeks!

Happy Friday!


What better way to start the weekend than with a SALE?! There are LOTS of bargains to be had over on the Uniko Sale Page HERE. Some are low in stock, so if there is something you’ve been after be sure to get in quick! I have also reduced the FREE Worldwide Shipping minimum order amount from ¬£50 to ¬£30.


The SALE and FREE Worldwide Shipping Offer will end 9pm GMT Sunday 29th November 2020.

AND it gets better… who’s excited for a NEW Release?!

It’s been a while coming thanks to the crazy of Covid, but I am pleased to have a mini Festive Release for all your last minute or early 2021 festive crafting!
Here are the Sneak Peeks to whet your crafting appetite ūüėČ

This first peek is of a Pop Art inspired clear stamp set with a Christmas twist. Those who are long time Uniko fans might recognise the style from Explosion! and Explosion! Additions clear stamp sets and Designer Dies.

My next peek is of the first in a NEW series of ‘framed’ stamps. This set has an Originally Organic style to it, but as you can see it’s beautifully festive. 

Lastly for the FESTIVE clear stamps I have an awesome new sentiment set for you…

I’ve included ‘complete’ sentiments perfect for inside & outside of your Christmas cards, along with some ‘mix & match’ sentiments. Excited to show you these paired with some Uniko Christmas firm favourites!

AND if you read my Fall / Winter 2020 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Post HERE, you might have noticed the BIG hint I dropped to the last clear stamp being released ūüėČ

As much as a do love a digital stamp, sometimes you are a little limited in the techniques you can use with them. So I am super excited to introduce another stamp to the Block Party series for all you coffee lovers out there. Block Party Coffee Love. This pairs beautifully with the previously released I LOVE Coffee clear stamp set.


AND that’s not all! I have a couple of NEW stencil designs too…

This first stencil design will add even MORE possibilities to the first sneak peek I shared today AND to the previously released Explosion! and Explosion! Additions clear stamps! 
AND FINALLY…

I couldn’t resist adding a festive design to the repertoire! Again, those long time fans of Uniko might have a hint to a currently but soon to come back clear stamp set ūüėČ


That’s all the sneak peeks I have to share for this release and I am excited to be sharing some projects over the weekend using these new products!¬†
They will be available to purchase on the website at 8pm GMT Monday 30th November Рwoohoo! 


Thanks for stopping by today & I would LOVE to know what you are most excited about and can’t wait to see more of ūüôā


Crafty Hugs Bev x

Uniko Challenge #62 – ‘Tis The Season + Optional Twist Sparkle

 Hey!

Welcome to the November/December 2020 Uniko Challenge.


The theme for this challenge will come as no surprise – well ’tis the season after all! And if you’re fed up with this dreary year then why not add in a little sparkle to your card too.

We are delighted to welcome Sathya as our Guest Designer and she had created this adorable card to make you smile.

Have you spotted the Uniko sentiment? It’s always fabulous to see Uniko goodies mixing so well with other products. It woud be lovely if you had time to pop over to Sathya’s blog and leave her a super comment –¬†HERE.

I’m super excited for Christmas and as always ‘Dreaming of a White Christmas!’ So, it might be no surprise to you all that I’ve created a snowflake card – haha!

And a rainbow snowflake too! I just love the Concord & 9th inks I bought last month (I think), the colours are dreamy and they ink and stamp beautifully.

Anyway, I decided to dust off the snowflake in BIG & BOLD Snow for my card today and paired it with the ‘Let it Snow’ sentiment from Simply Said Blocks Christmas.

I’ve added a tiny bit of sparkle to each of the snowflake centres using Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard.

As usual some of the Uniko Brand Ambassadors have joined in with the challenge launch and created beautiful cards to inspire you. So be sure to head on over HERE to see them and follow the links to their blogs for more details.

Need a little more inspiration? How about some prizes!

THE PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – ¬£15 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – ¬£5 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – ¬£5 eGift Certificate
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

And as we’re feeling festive we’re giving you an extra week to play along with this challenge.¬†The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 1st January 2021.


Crafty Hugs! Bev x

August 2018 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Woohoo!

Finally the day has arrived and the August 2018 Release is NOW available to purchase HERE on the website. We have our traditional Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! Hopefully you have hoped on over from the start of the hop HERE.

I managed to squeeze in a little more creative time in between admin jobs and created a ‘twofer’ using the new Background Builders: Happy Hexagons clear stamp set…

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First up is this funky design!

I used one of the larger single hexagons to create this background. I didn’t use my stamping tool this time, I just eyeballed it and there is no particular sequence, it is totally random. I then used my Stampin’ Up! markers in bright colours to create the stripes.

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I trimmed and adhered the panel to some black card before adhering to my white card base. The ‘hello’ sentiment is from BIG & BOLD Hello, stamped, embossed in white & fussy cut out. I really *need* some dies to match these BIG & BOLD sentiments ūüėČ
Next, I went for another brightly stamped masculine design using the hexagons, but with a softer overall feel to the card…
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I used my favourite Altenew ink colours to again stamp the larger single hexagons, just by eyeballing it. I layered the panel with some Basic Grey card and added the ‘You Rock’ sentiment from Simply Said Blocks.
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The current challenge over at Twofer Card Challenge HERE and seen below is ‘Geometrics’, hence me making a twofer with Background Builders: Happy Hexagons!
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Unfortunately, I only had time to finish these two cards ūüôĀ
I did start making some watercolored cards very late last night, but ran out of energy to finish them, so I will be back tomorrow with those to share ūüôā

I know the Design Team have been much more organised and have prepared lots of wonderful cards to inspire you using the new products, so be sure to hop along their blogs below…

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE Release!! You have until Midnight (BST) 2nd  September 2018 to comment and the winner will be announced soon after.

Happy Hopping!

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Have you joined us yet?

Hey!

The Uniko Design Team and our Guest Designer are here today with a reminder and a little more inspiration for October Uniko challenge. This month we have another fun challenge to spark your creativity…

Who doesn’t LOVE rainbows?!

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!

We have an awesome Guest Designer for this months challenge,¬†Hannelie¬†from¬†Desert Diva. Hannelie was also the winner from the Uniko Challenge #35 and she has created another stunner to inspire you…

Isn’t this just amazing? The simplicity and monochrome stamping with splash of rainbow hearts is such a unique and fun way to approach the challenge. Please pop on by Hannelie’s blog¬†HERE¬†and leave some love and find out more about this creation.

This is what I came up with…

As I am revisiting Rustic Christmas this week as Stamp Of The Week, I thought I’d use it for my challenge reminder too ūüėČ

The tiny baubles in this set are perfect for colourful Christmas cards. To create this card I simply traced round a circle die for a template, stamped the sentiment and then randomly stamped the baubles in a variety of bright and cheerful Stampin’ Up! inks.

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After I had finished stamping, I went over the baubles with my clear Wink of Stella pen for a little subtle sparkle. That’s all from me today, but be sure to pop on over HERE to see what the Uniko Design Team have created to inspire you. The link up for the challenge can also be found there.
Now, if you need a little more incentive to join in, how about some prizes?

THE PRIZES

  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a ¬£15 gift voucher and opportunity to Guest Design.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 200 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 11th November (7.00pm EDT).

That’s all I have to share today, I will be back tomorrow with more using this weeks Stamp Of The Week set. Don’t forget that the set is discounted¬†HERE¬†for this week only.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by ūüôā

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Rustic Christmas 

Ink:- VersaFine Onyx Black. Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade and Melon Mambo

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up!¬†White and Melon Mambo. Black from stash.

Accessories: Wink Of Stella

June 2016 Release Sneak Peeks

YAY!

I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the June product ¬†release are well under way!

Today I am sharing a couple of sneak peeks at the two clear stamp sets being released TOMORROW! So without further ado lets see them…

This first sneak peek gives it away really! Elements of the set have been designed for some time now, some even since my early years at University. It is also a follow on / addition to the previously released and popular¬†Paradise – Hummingbird¬†clear stamp set ūüėČ

The second mini set being released this month follows the tropical theme and trend, it is a perfect add on set to the two mentioned above for even more possibilities!

Life here at Uniko HQ is a little hectic to say the least with the beans that seem to have hit a crazier & more exhausting stage of toddlerhood!

So my apologies that again it is a mini release. However,  it is packed with possibilities & most of all FUN!

Anyway, back to the release, below I have outlined the release schedule & there are a couple of changes this month…
Sneak Peeks Today 10th June, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Release Day! Saturday 11th June 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! There will be some inspiration from myself and the chance to win an eGift Certificate to spend in store on the website.

Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! Due to various reasons the Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY has been scheduled for Saturday 25th June 9am BST. There will be a chance to win the entire June Release and the previously released Paradise Hummingbird clear stamp sets or an eGift Certificate to the same value.

Hope to see you tomorrow for the full reveal & thank you for stopping by today ūüôā

Stamp Of The Week – Pure Florals Poinsettia

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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.

TIME OUT Challenges – CASE with your own twist

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It’s time for the next challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight is a CASE challenge, with your own twist. This month we have an awesome muse, Alice¬†from¬†Alice’s {Little} Wonderland¬†and this is the FABULOUS creation we are CASEing…

Here’s my take…

I was mainly inspired by the layout of Alice’s card and also the cute little cactus Alice used, but as I don’t own any type of stamp that is or resembles a cactus I opted for my Uniko Rustic Christmas Tree instead. It is kinda prickly, right?

Instead of layering washi tape/papers and fussy cutting out the tree I simply stamp the Grunge Grid from SU! in Crumb Cake ink also from SU! onto my card base, but I stamped it off lightly first so the colour didn’t come out too dark. I then over stamped the Rustic tree in Hint of Pesto VersaMagic ink.

I did however fussy cut out a tiny red bird from the same set and just adhered it to the card using double sided tape, but having it cut out just added a bit more dimension than just stamping it onto the card. It also replicates the red flower on Alice’s cactus. The sentiment is also from the set and the set will be back in stock this weekend, along with some highly requested sets!

Ok, that’s all from me today, but there is much more inspiration over at TIME OUT Challenges.¬†This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Rema, be sure to stop by Rema’s Blog¬†HERE¬†to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous¬†TIME OUT Challenges¬†Design Team.

For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the¬†TIME OUT Challenges¬†blog. I look forward to seeing your creations ūüôā I’ll be back soon with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

July 2015 Release Sneak Peek Day 3

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I am back again today as promised with the last of the sneak peeks and probably my favourite of them all, so without further ado here it is..

Ok, so this is the last peek, which means tomorrow the DT and I start introducing you to the new products available for purchase on the 11th July on the website. Below I have outlined the release schedule and as for previous releases there are prizes up for grabs ūüôā

Sneak Peeks 5th Р7th July. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing…¬†8th – 10th July. Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team will be joining in on the introductions and you won’t want to miss a second!
Release Day! Saturday 11th July you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds there will be  a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release & a little extra!

Now, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun from the 7th – 10th May as I will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes. I’m not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you’ll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Blog, Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Studio Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today ūüôā