November 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

November 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


It’s time for another Uniko Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY – Whoohoo!! For those of you who are new around these parts I will explain what this post is all about…

Here at Uniko HQ it is just myself behind the screen, blogging, designing, packaging stamps & orders through the Uniko online shop, customer service and all the things in between. I *usually* release new product every other month for a number of reasons, but mainly so I can keep up with everything!
On non – release months like this month I like to set myself and the Design Team a challenge to look back at a previously released product and give it some more love.
Usually I choose a product that was released the previous year or a once favourite that hasn’t seen much air time! This month however, I decided to look back at a few products Uniko released in October 2017 HERE.

Specifically the Uniko Designer Dies and NEW Uniko Stencils…

Designer Die Snowflake Trio £15, Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Designer Dies Flower Power #1 – #6 Collection £12, Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Uniko Stencil Scattered Polka Dots £4.50, Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Uniko Stencil Wonky Stripes £4.50, Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

So, I have a little trio of cards to share with you today using some of these products. I was hoping to have more than three projects, but my plans were foiled yesterday by a poorly bean with a high temp, which consequently meant no nursery and no free time for this mummy! Hopefully what I do have to share will inspire you?!

First up a snowflake card…


For this card I was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below. The angled section on the sketch made me instantly think of the Wonky Stripes stencil.

FMS Final 312-001

I reached for my newest Altenew Shades Of Purple inks and masked off a section of the stencil before pouncing the ink onto my card base from lightest to darkest to match the lower left angled section of the sketch.


The snowflake is the medium size of the trio and after die cutting from white card I then applied Lavender Fields ink and then applied a sparkly covering of Stampin’ Up! glitter 😉 The sentiment is from Simply Said II.

Next I wanted to give the new Flower Power 1 – 6 Collection of dies some love…


Firstly I decided to reach for Flower Power #4 one of the flowers I tend to neglect 🙁 I decided to create a cascade effect of all the elements contained in the set, reaching for my trusty colour combination to inspire me. With it being the season of thanks I used a sentiment from Flower Power #3.


All the stamps in this series are designed to coordinate and mix and match with one another to help stretch your supplies and provide you with more creative options.


Lastly, I reached for one of my favourites, Flower Power #2. This flower is inspired by Cherry Blossom and as I have been designing Spring themed clear stamps in the studio I was inspired to use this flower.


I stamped a subtle background using the ‘Just For You’ sentiment and layered my stamped and die cut flower over the top adhering with foam adhesive. I then decided to pair the ‘Happy Birthday’ from Simply Said Blocks.


That’s all I have to share with you today, but I know the Design Team have a wealth of inspiration to share with you, prepare to be WOWED! Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win ALL the products being revisited. You have until Midnight (GMT) Saturday 18th November to comment and the winner will be announced Sunday 19th November 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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  • Deborah Frings Reply

    I think your lovely snowflake is just gorgeous – purple, sparkle and CAS – perfect. The little flowers are so pretty, very delicate and just super. Nice work. xxx

    PS Hope the little bean is feeling better now.

    11th November 2017 at 11:07 am
  • Ishani Reply

    Oh the Flower Power 2 card is super cute. CAS perfection in all your cards Beverly I must take screenshot of these an CASE them 🙂

    11th November 2017 at 1:36 pm
  • Raga Reply

    Beautiful cards. Cards with striped stencil and the one with subtle background are my favorites. Simply awesome. Clean and beautiful work. 😍❤️

    11th November 2017 at 1:50 pm
  • carol Reply

    Awww…poor little bean! Hope he’s feeling better today (and that mommy is, too! Sending love….). Your trio of cards are sheer delights! Love the snowflake dressed in pretty purple and sharing the stage with the eye-catching stripes. Your cascade of flowers are wonderful; love the combination of solid/outline stamping. The cherry blossom flower is simply charming in its solo performance! Fabulous, all!

    11th November 2017 at 4:04 pm
  • Dee Earnshaw Reply

    What great cards. LOVE them all but especially the last card which is so delicately colored and beautifully designed:)

    12th November 2017 at 12:30 am
  • Jen Brum Reply

    What a beautiful card! I love that sparkly purple snowflake! So festive! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    12th November 2017 at 2:53 am
  • Izzy Reply

    A trio of gorgeousness, Bev ! Your snowflake card is just stunning with these gradients of purple and the sparkling look ! I’m sure Jane will love it ! Love your modern design with your second card ! And your third card is so soft and delicate. Love the light grey background made with the repeated sentiment ! Very creative trio ! Love them all ! Hope that Josh feels better today. Hugs xx

    12th November 2017 at 3:31 pm
  • Craftyfield Reply

    Lovely fresh designs, the snowflakes is one of my favourite!

    12th November 2017 at 4:20 pm
  • Linda Callahan Reply

    Pretty cards! Glad you shared one at FMS… that you used purple for your snowflake!

    13th November 2017 at 3:45 am
  • Karthikha Uday Reply

    Wow! These are beautiful and lovely cards!! So CAS and amazing!!

    13th November 2017 at 8:12 am
  • Marjorie Dumontier Reply

    I’m just back from the hop and I’ve seen so many gorgeous creations !! A lot of awesome inspiration for Christmas.

    13th November 2017 at 9:13 am
  • Arianna Barbara Reply

    Wow! Stunning products! I’m in love for the beautiful Wonky Stripes Stencil and Snowflakes Die!
    Beautiful cards! Off to hop!

    13th November 2017 at 9:46 am
  • Rahmat Reply

    Stunning cards Bev, beautifully showcased. I simply adore the first one, the purple and snowflakes look fantastic.

    13th November 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Carla Hundley Reply

    Awesome cards! Love
    the wonky striped one.
    Carla from Utah

    13th November 2017 at 5:40 pm
  • Sue LD Reply

    Wonderful new products and I enjoyed the blog hop.

    14th November 2017 at 2:08 am
  • Christine Smith Reply

    Gorgeous Christmas card – love that snowflake and the flower card is sooooo pretty! xxx

    14th November 2017 at 9:38 pm
  • Becca Yahrling Reply

    Beautiful cards! I really love the purple snowflake and also the scripty BG of the last card.

    15th November 2017 at 12:27 am
  • Lindsey Reply

    Love the lilac snowflake – I usually plump for the obvious silver or blue colourway with snowflakes! Like the idea of the random sentiment stamping behind your die cut card too xx

    16th November 2017 at 10:28 am
  • Mary Holshouser Reply

    Love how you tucked your designs into
    smaller areas of the cards. Looks great.
    thanks for sharing.

    16th November 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Marianne Reply

    So pretty. I especially love the first (I’m a sucker for purple) and third card. Love the snowflake too.

    19th November 2017 at 5:51 pm

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