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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #3

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off… All Occasion Sentiments #3

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I’m back this week dusting off another clear stamp set that came back in stock recently and one which is a go to sentiment set for those quick CAS cards! Tonights card was one of those…

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With the April Release now available HERE to buy and the Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY HERE, I couldn’t resist using the Fun Flowers paired with the ‘Fabulous’ sentiment, one of my favourites in the set ūüėČ

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My card is so simple, I literally stamped the ‘Fabulous’ sentiment in VersaMark ink and dusted it with gold embossing powder. Before I heat set any of the card design I repeated the process for each stamped flower. This way you can easily see the images you have stamped and the card won’t get over heated/warped multiple times.

Also I have found that when using the Fun Flowers set it is easier to position and stamp/stack the flowers by starting with the smallest first and working up to the biggest.

Short & sweet from me tonight, I have a couple more orders to pack ready to post tomorrow. It’s a good job the beans like their trip out in the pram everyday ūüėČ

Anyway, I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted¬†HERE¬†on the website this week.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†All Occasion Sentiments #2

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This is my last project this week featuring this set, I’ve had a lot of fun giving it so much inky love and paring it with other Uniko clear stamp sets. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as me?!

Anyway, I’m not 100% sure of this card, but I thought I would still share it with you…

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My card layout was inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below and I used the current CAS Colours & Sketches colours again seen HERE and below.

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I can’t decide if it is the lighter shade of grey I decided to use which is Soft Stone or if it is the stamped HAPPY background that makes me not *love* my card. However, I was told at University when studying for my degree in Textiles & Surface Pattern that just because you don’t *love* or *like* what you have created, there will be somewhere out there that does.

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OK, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with a NEW SOTW week set. Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week¬†HERE¬†in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Though I have mainly focused on masculine cards this week, I couldn’t resist making a masculine card to ‘match’ the floral feminine card I made HERE yesterday.

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Creating the BG was so much fun and I wanted to test it out using the CAS Colours & Sketches colours seen HERE and below and I also wanted to pair the HAPPY sentiment with images from Nautical Treasures.

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As you can see my main focus colours are the Marina Mist & Smokey Slate, using only a hint of Pool Party with the bakers twine on the tag. I decided to create the same sized card as my floral version and used the same tag, even though the HAPPY sentiment didn’t quite fit I think that it gives a fun & interesting feature to the card.

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OK, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with the last instalment using this SOTW week set. Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week¬†HERE¬†in store, for this week only. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†All Occasion Sentiments #2

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I feel I have neglected the feminine cards this week with this set revisit, so today I went for pretty colours and flowers to accompany the ‘Hey!’ sentiment…

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I started by stamping the Hey! in VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit ink, I then selected a SU! tag die to die cut the sentiment out. This in turn determined the overall size of my card which ended up being a 10.5cm square card.

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I knew I wanted to used a flower stamp on this card somewhere and so Flower Power #6 was inked as it was still on my desk ūüėČ This turned out well as I could then coordinated my randomly stamped BG on my base card using the matching tiny stamps from the popular Background Builders: Vines set, which I have reordered and will be back in stock over the next couple of weeks (along with 6 others).

The background was created by randomly stamping the tiny solid flower silhouette in VersaMagic Aquatic Splash ink then I stamped the tiny flower in VersaMagic Turquoise Gem twice in random places to create a dark and light shade of the flower.

It’s quite a ‘busy’ card for me with the stamped BG, but with keeping other embellishment and all the stamped images on white it still has a CAS look to it.

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As you can see I actually finished the card inside with a Happy Birthday sentiment from Simply Said Birthday which is in the same font as the Hey! I also added a trio of the flowers to accent it.

OK, that’s all from me today, I had better get some work done before these beans are awake! Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week¬†HERE¬†in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Today I decided to focus on the large ‘birthday’ sentiment and wanted to create a colourful young masculine card, this is what I came up with…

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I’d been looking at Papertrey Inks Make it Monday videos for technique inspiration and I came across THIS one by Lizzy Jones, which she calls Confetti Cluster Stamping. So I gave it a go using my favourite trio of colours adding in some light grey.

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I used 6 little stars from Essentially Christmas to stamp randomly inside the stars which I had drawn in pencil around my Sizzix Framelit Dies. Even though I have stamped quite a few of the stars in Raspberry Fizz I think this card still works for a masculine card. This is helped by using a neutral base card and added turquoise blue layer to matt the stamped focal panel.

I don’t think I have entered a card at The Male Room, if I have I’ve not done so for a very long time. Anyway, the current challenge HERE¬†is a theme challenge which is ‘Anything Goes’, so I am entering my card over there.

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OK, that’s all from me today, I have a bean free day and LOTS to accomplish in my 9hrs!! Don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week¬†HERE¬†in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).¬†This week I am dusting off…¬†All Occasion Sentiments #2

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I am pleased to have started the New Year on a HAPPY note :) So much so that I can’t seem to stop using the large HAPPY contained in this weeks SOTW clear stamp set!

This set is perfect for those harder to create masculine cards and todays card is an example of a super CAS card suitable for both genders and all ages…

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Another thing I am trying to do this year whilst creating, is to step away from my usual ‘go to’ colours and reach for those that I neglect. Like most crafters I have a HUGE selection of ink pads from different manufacturers and HUGE selection of card colours, but I always reach for the same ones and so before I buy more I am making myself use what I have. ¬†I have done this on my card today, reaching for green and pairing it with a trio of yellow, purple and blue.

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On my card today I have paired the HAPPY with a trio of stars from Essentially Christmas and the BIRTHDAY from Simply Said Birthday. I added a trio of tiny rhinestones to the centre of the smallest star and adhered the stamped panel to my card base using foam adhesive.

OK, that’s enough waffle from me today, don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week¬†HERE¬†in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – All Occasion Sentiments #2

Hey & Happy New Year!

Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW).

Basically each week I will be choosing a stamp set to dust off & give some inky love to.  I am open to requests of stamp sets to revisit, so if you have a request either leave a comment or drop me an email. Along with giving the set some love, the featured set is also discounted in store for that week.

This week I am dusting off… All Occasion Sentiments #2

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Now, I have been busy behind the scenes over the Christmas Holiday period, preparing for ALL the exciting things 2016 ūüėČ and getting ahead with things like SOTW. I realised with all the crazy in preparation for Christmas & my life with two 16 month old twin boys (the beans), life isn’t going to calm down anytime soon, so I needed to plan, organise and prepare myself – Lol! So, fingers crossed I theoretically shouldn’t get behind with things!

Anyway, here I am with my first card instalment for the first SOTW of 2016…

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I chose this set as it is full of possibilities and perfect for creating cards to celebrate the New Year along with birthdays & general hello’s that *hopefully* you will see this week on the blog.

For my card I have paired the set with three other Uniko clear stamp sets, Background Builders: Christmas, Essentially Christmas & Garlands Galore. I love designing the clear stamps so that they can be mixed and matched together to create endless possibilities and give value for money :)

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I started out by using a Sizzix framelits star die to die cut the aperture out of my white CS panel. I then stamped the trio of liner stars down the edge before adding some glitter using a glue pen to the die cut star edges.¬†The panel was temporarily adhered to the card base so that I could stamp the ‘HAPPY’ and then the New Year was stamped afterwards staring backwards with the ‘R’. Before I adhered the panel to the card base with foam adhesive I decided to add a few random stars stamped in the same VersaMagic Turquoise Gem ink as the ‘HAPPY’.

Hopefully this card will soon arrive at its destination and brought some cheer to one of my friends New Year. One of my resolutions this year is to send ‘more’ if not ALL of the cards I make in 2016. I am really bad at sending cards I make which is terrible for a card maker :( so I WILL rectify this in 2016.

OK, that’s enough waffle from me today, don’t forget that this set is 20% off this week¬†HERE¬†in store. Plus we still have a CRAZY January Sale on for a limited time only, so be sure to grab a bargain while you can & retiring clear stamps or dies before they are gone for good.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #1

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Well, I don’t know how Sunday evening happened! This weekend has gone crazy quick and these little beans are keeping me on the go, as well as all the household chores which are A LOT easier to accomplish when hubby is home to keep them occupied.

I was hoping to have more to share with you today, to make up for missing Friday & Saturday, but I have just the two cards using this weeks Stamp Of The Week – Flower Power #1.

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Don’t forget that tonight is the last night to get this set at 15% off HERE, it will revert back to normal price tomorrow as I will have a new Stamp Of The Week.

Anyway, onto my cards…

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My first card is super CAS and inspired by the new sketch seen HERE and below over at CAS – Colours & Sketches. I also used the current ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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My card was really quick to make, the longest part was fussy cutting out the flowers! The Melon Mambo one was adhered to the card using double sided tape & the Pink Pirouette one using foam adhesive.

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My next card was inspired by the current Uniko Challenge HERE, which is all about using Geometrics. I had planned on sharing this card on Friday but it didn’t happen unfortunately, but it did today…

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I started out by stamping my sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #6 and then began stamping the larger squares from Background Builders: Squared in Melon Mambo. Before stamping the Real Red small outline squares I first over stamped the large squares with the outline flower from Flower Power #1 in black ink.

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The layout and placement of the squares was random, though I tried to keep in mind the balance and triangle of placing my elements. The colours of my card are inspired by the current Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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I’ll be sharing more ideas this week in how to add simple geometrics to your cards & creations and of course the new Stamp Of The Week, another oldie but a goodie stamp set with tons of possibilities, especially with Christmas fast approaching. I am always open for requests if there is a stamp set you would like me to use as Stamp Of The Week, either email me or leave me a comment.

Ok, that’s all from me today, but I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today & I hope you have enjoyed this weeks Stamp Of The Week.

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Uniko Challenge #25

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Welcome back for our September challenge. This month we have another fun challenge for you to try with another optional twist too.

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with an optional twist of THANKS

You can use any stamps/products to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko goodies and if you do there is an extra chance to win a prize! Also you can do a card in any style, it doesn’t have to be CAS.

¬†This fortnight we have 2 lovely an awesomely talented Guest Designers joining us, be sure to stop on by their blogs and have a look around at their creations. You won’t be disappointed, I know that for sure.

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How about some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, with the September Release in full swing I have used a couple of the new sets for my card…
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As usual I have used a couple of challenges to spark my creativity, I seem to be lacking in mojo a little recently! Anyway, I decided to use the current Freshly Made Sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card. It is perfect for the large outline THANKS sentiment.
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I also used the current CAS – Colours & Sketches challenge colours again as they were already on my desk. You can join in HERE and see the colours below.
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I started out by masking off a centre strip on a white CS panel & stamped a variety of leaves and swirls from the Natures Treasures II set (released tomorrow). I then stamped & glittered the large THANKS on a smaller panel of white CS & tied some embroidery floss around before adhering to the stamped panel with foam adhesive. Then mounted again onto a white card base.
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Be sure to check out the DT and Guest Designer creations HERE and find the link up to the Uniko Challenge too!

Need a little more incentive to join in the fun? Will some prizes help?

THE PRIZES!

Our DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher

Our DT will choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (THANKS) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on Friday October 2nd 8am BST.

Introducing… Natures Treasures II

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Welcome back to the last product introduction, here is a little reminder of the Sneak Peek I shared the other day…

So the title of this set kinda gives it away really and you have an idea what’s in store, but it has SO many possibilities and will mix with a variety of previously release Uniko clear stamp sets.

How about a card to show you a little of what this set has in store…

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I decided to use one of the smaller leaves contained in the set along with a section from one of the larger leaves and the largest spiral leaf. I wanted to show how versatile this set is & pair it with one of Uniko’s floral sets, Beautiful Blooms II. The sentiment is from Flower Power #5.

As usual I used a couple of challenges to jump start my creative process! First up is the new CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below. For my colour choice I used the new CAS РColours & Sketches challenge colours seen HERE and below.

Here is a little close up of the detail…

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¬†Now I know the DT have some FABulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along to their blogs and leave some love…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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

Release Schedule:

Sneak Peeks 14th & 15th Sept. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing…¬†16th – 18th Sept. 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 19th Sept 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 14th-19th September 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 Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!

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