January 2018 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

January 2018 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Happy Sunday!

It’s time for another Uniko Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY – Whoohoo!! As it is non release month here at Uniko, the Design Team and myself challenge ourselves to dust off and give some fresh inky love to a previously released product. Usually I choose the product and challenge the DT to come up with something new.

This month I gave the DT a BIG task of choosing their favourite product from ALL of the ones released in 2017! That’s a choice from 24 clear stamp sets, 5 stencil designs and 2 designer die collections. That might not sound a lot compared to other companies out there, but that is a HUGE inventory for me and Uniko 😉

Having said that I really had a hard time choosing a product to focus on for todays hop, I love all the products I design and ‘yes’, I often say how one is a particular favourite, maybe because the inspiration using it continues to flow easily?

Anyway, I ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhhd’ for a while and then remembered that Uniko was being featured in a magazine this month! So I searched my emails for the information and whilst doing the weekly food shop, stopped by the magazine section and picked myself up a copy of Quick Cards Made Easy!

Here are a few peeks at the feature…




So, after seeing this it inspired me to dust off Reach For The Stars and make my card for today!


I was also influenced by THIS card by Design Team Member Carol, who is on the DT for the “Just Us Girls” challenge HERE and prompted me to join in on the fun over there too!

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I used a mixture of Distress Oxide inks, Altenew Desert Night and VersaFine Onyx Black inks to create my galaxy/night sky background. The ‘thankful’ sentiment is also from Reach For The Stars and is heat embossed in Cosmic Shimmer Detail White EP.


I opted for a ‘thankful’ sentiment so that I could join in on the fun over at Time Out Challenges, with their 100th challenge HERE too AND you can never have too many thank you cards!


Forever the CASness will remain and I simply opted to adhere the panel to a white card base with foam adhesive. Before which I did ‘bravely’ splatter some water over the panel for a oxide effect!

That’s all I have to share for today, I was hoping to have created more using this set and others, but my creativity is being hampered by day to day running of Uniko and being a mummy to 2 cheeky Beans!!

Anyway, be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win a £15 eGift Certificate to spend in store. You have until Midnight (GMT) Sunday 21st January 2018 to comment.

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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Comments (21)

  • Deborah Frings Reply

    I think your blended background is absolutely fabulous and really shows off those stars beautifully! Great work. xxx

    14th January 2018 at 12:16 pm
  • Lisa Kind Reply

    This is so pretty and I love your night sky background! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls and Time Out!

    14th January 2018 at 2:46 pm
  • Izzy Reply

    WOW ! You stunningly worked with your Distress Oxyde inks ! And your background is fabulous to highlight this beautiful stamp set ! What a hard task you asked us, we have so many favourites ! Have a great Sunday ! Hugs xx

    14th January 2018 at 3:22 pm
  • Anita in France Reply

    That’s such a gorgeous blended (and slightly splattered!) background, Bev … the shimmery stars and fabulous sentiment are wonderful against it! Congratulations on the feature in Quick Cards Made Easy … I can see why they’ve tagged this set as a must have for 2018! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out for our 100th challenge! Hugs, Anita 🙂

    14th January 2018 at 4:15 pm
  • Mary Holshouser Reply

    Love the sky full of stars.
    the shading is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

    14th January 2018 at 4:21 pm
  • carol Reply

    What an honour to know that I played a small role in inspiring your awesome, gorgeous, twinkling starry galaxy card, Bev! The night sky is simply stunning! LOVE this – adding to my ‘must case’ list (after I add some Black Soot DI to my collection!) So thrilled you shared over at Just Us Girls!

    14th January 2018 at 5:40 pm
  • Davina Reply

    I’ve bought this stamp set thanks for the inspiration x

    14th January 2018 at 8:50 pm
  • Pam Reply

    I love your beautiful night sky. It’s perfect for this stamp set that I hope is back in stock soon! xo

    14th January 2018 at 9:33 pm
  • Helen F Reply

    What a wonderful way to start the year Bev! Especially when you have so many wonderful products to choose from! I love your wonderful night sky background and it’s set off so wonderfully with those great stamped stars!

    15th January 2018 at 4:13 am
  • Karthikha Uday Reply

    Fantastic card!! Love the galaxy sky, it is perfect!

    15th January 2018 at 9:56 am
  • Sue D Reply

    Fabulous background for these stars.

    15th January 2018 at 5:35 pm
  • Sarah Reply

    Fantastic inky blending here Bev for a stunning night sky. what a brilliant idea to team it with the reach for the stars set. So glamorous and fun!

    15th January 2018 at 5:53 pm
  • Becca Yahrling Reply

    Fabulous job on your background; gorgeous card!
    Congrats on being published.

    16th January 2018 at 12:06 am
  • Ishani Reply

    Stunning card Bev. Congratulations for the feature in the magazine!

    16th January 2018 at 3:57 am
  • Arianna Barbara Reply

    Wow!!! What a magical sky full of stars!!! Love this card!!!

    17th January 2018 at 2:52 pm
  • Mirella Rogan Reply

    Congratulations on being featured, well deserved! Such great products, with affordable prices, and fantastic customer service/owner! 🙂 Off I go hopping to see all the inspiration, and add a few things to my wish list for sure 😉

    17th January 2018 at 5:17 pm
  • Kirsty Vittetoe Reply

    What a sweet and fun creation!

    18th January 2018 at 5:39 am
  • Nonni Reply

    Absolutely stunning, Bev! I love the night sky you created and the star stamp you used is brilliant and so versatile. Great sentiment too and I love all the heat embossing! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

    18th January 2018 at 10:12 am
  • Nicole Reply

    Perfectly done. A really nice Card.

    18th January 2018 at 10:37 am
  • Rahmat Reply

    Such a cool BG Bev, love the white stamping against it!

    20th January 2018 at 2:25 am
  • Christine Smith Reply

    Love your gorgeous card, the stars stamp set is awesome! Congratulations on being in the magazine too! xxx

    21st January 2018 at 5:42 pm

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