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October 2018 Reveal, Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Woohoo!

Finally the day has arrived and the October 2018 Reveal, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY is here! The Release will be available to purchase HERE at a NEW time of 9pm GMT tonight.

Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, where I have formally introduced all the NEW products. Now I have a couple more cards to share using some of the new stamps & stencils.

First up I have a card using Winter Botanicals: Sweet Broom…

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I thought I’d try my hand at some more no line colouring, using my trusty Prismacolor pencils. This card took me about 3 nights to finish! Considering I only get from around 8/8:30 pm – 10:30/11:30 pm to work, that wasn’t bad for me. Plus, I usually loose patience and ditch what I am colouring!!

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Once I had finished colouring I let it be and simply mounted it onto my card base using foam adhesive and kept it clear of a sentiment so I can use it for any occasion, not just Christmas.

Lastly for today (unfortunately my creative time is limited this week with The Beans off nursery for half term) I reached for one of my new favourite stencils, Quilted…

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I wanted to try some tone on tone ink blending and thought it would pair nicely with Organic Wishes, which I did for this card.

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After assembling my card I went in and added some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the Dandelion ends and to the centres of all the flowers of the inked stencil.

That’s all I have to share with you for today, but I know that the team have an abundance of inspiration to show you using the new products.

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Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE Release!! You have until Midnight (GMT) Friday 9th November 2018 to comment and the winner will be announced soon after.

Happy Hopping!

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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 😉
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 :(
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 :)

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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Introducing… Background Builders: Happy Hexagons & Beautiful

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Welcome back to day 2 of the August 2018 Release product introductions.

This is the fun part, you now get to see all the sneak peeks in action. The Design Team have worked their socks off and created an abundance of inspiration to share with you over the coming days :)

Yesterday myself and the Design Team re-introduced the ‘So Much’ mini clear stamp set HERE, be sure to check out all the inspiration and comment along the hop 😉

Today we are introducing 2 new clear stamp sets, Background Builders: Happy Hexagons & Beautiful. Hopefully you have hopped on from the start HERE, where I have shared a couple of projects using the new stamps.

Now I have some more inspiration to share using Background Builders: Happy Hexagons…

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Have you noticed the stamp design in the Background Builders Geometric collection that appears in each set? I’ve used it on this first card, if not! I love the garland style of this stamp and as I want all the sets to work as a collection, apart from the correlation of them being geometrics I wanted something to flow between them and this stamp design works perfectly.

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On this first card I started by die cutting a square window mask to stamp the hexagon garland. It is such a fun stamp and with it being long and thin, it can be easily manipulated on a stamping block or in a stamping tool to be curved or made into a wavy design. Again, I used Altenew inks and paired it with a sentiment from Birthday Sentiments.

Next, I was inspired by the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches seen HERE and below.

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I used the open hexagon strip stamp across my base card, stamping it in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I then used my Diamond Press Hexagon Dies (purchased from Crafters Companion) to die cut 2 hexagons, one from Lemon Lime Twist and one from Berry Burst, I just love this colour pairing!

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I stamped one of the larger hexagons onto the Lemon Lime Twist die cut and layered it slightly onto the Berry Burst die cut. The sentiment is one of my faves from Simply Said Blocks.

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Lastly, but by no means least I have a card to share with you using Beautiful…

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This is another card from the Uniko Summer Stamping Retreat and I think my favourite! I love the juicy bright colours and added little leaf sprig from a clear stamp set being introduced tomorrow 😉 The sentiment is another of the mix and match options in the set and I have added some Bakers Twine & Nuvo Drops to embellish the sentiment strip.

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That’s all I have to share with you today using these new clear stamp sets, but I know the Design Team have created even more fabulous inspiration to showcase them, be sure to hop along!

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed that hop and I am all inspired to get inky! I’d love to know your thoughts on these clear stamp sets and which is your favourite of the two, that is if you can decide?! That’s all from myself and the Design Team today, but be sure to come by tomorrow for even more product introductions :)

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June 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

It’s time for another Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! As June isn’t a release month, the Design Team and I are here today to revisit and give some fresh inky love to a previously released clear stamp set.

This month I decided to dust off and revisit the previously released Originally Organic clear stamp set and also take the opportunity to get a closer look at the matching dies too!

This clear stamp set was released last year HERE and was and still is hugely popular. Now with the matching dies, it has even more possibilities.

As usual I have picked a couple of my ‘old’ favourites using this set and I am sharing them over HERE at the start of the hop as I have LOTS of  fresh inspiration for you…

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My first two cards use my favourite image from the set and were created at the same time and have an a Ying & Yang feel to them.

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This first card was created by using the matching die to create a stencil and apply the rainbow of distress ink through it, creating a one layer card. The coordinating image and sentiment were placed and stamped using the MISTI. A few of my favourite enamel dots were added to finish the card off.

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My second card was created as a result of a boo boo on my first one layer card. I dropped one of my inked stamps onto it and so instead of wasting the image I die cut it out. This time I thought it would be fun to add the rainbow image to a black card base with a white heat embossed sentiment. As my black card off cut was slightly thinner width wise of my usual card bases, I layered it onto a white base to add simple contrast and detail down the left hand side. Again I added my favourite enamel dots were added to finish.

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Next I wanted to use the die to match a couple of the smaller stamps in the set…

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This card has an almost Lily Pad feel to it as if you were looking at the edge of a pond with the reeds peeking from behind the die cut curve.

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This nicely lead onto my next card, which again uses some of the smaller stamps contained in the set. This time I was inspired by and combined a couple of challenges…

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First up the layout of my card is from the current CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge HERE and seen below and my colour choice from the current Color Throwdown HERE and seen below.

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I kept things really simple and minimal embellishment due to using an all over pattern. The stitched frame die is from Stampin’ Up!

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Lastly I couldn’t end the post without using the other large and main image from the set and the matching dies to go with it!

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Again I kept the design simple, letting the floral design and sentiment take the stage. What I especially like about this card is the layers of dimension. The stem and leaves die cut is adhered to the white mat layer using thin foam adhesive and then the flowers are adhered using the normal thicker foam adhesive. I then achieved more depth by stamping the floral stamens onto the white mat layer.

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I added some subtle sparkle to the leaves with Clear Wink Of Stella, a trio of pearls and some tiny dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops to the stamens.

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I hope I have inspired you with my projects today, but now it’s time to hand you over to the Uniko Design Team….

AND don’t forget to comment along the Design Team blogs to be in the chance of winning the Originally Organic clear stamp set AND the Originally Organic Designer Dies. Or a £15 Gift Certificate if you already own the prize! You have until Midnight GMT 18th June to get your comments in.

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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

Thank you for stopping by and hopping along with us today.

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Sept/Oct Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Weekend, Happy World Card Making Day AND HAPPY Release Day here at Uniko HQ! Now, I am busy at Happy Stampers Festival too today, I look forward to seeing some of you too. But for those of you too far away how about some inspiration using these five new clear stamp sets!

If you haven’t seen the sets in full you can check them out HERE, along with finding all the link to the DT blogs if you find a broken/missing link along the way 😉

Lets get to the eye candy…

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For my first card I have combined Christmas Sparkle with the previously released Pure Florals: Poinsettia, along with the new Winter Foliage pine sprigs and a sentiment from Simply Said Christmas.

This was another design that I had in my head when designing this set and it worked out pretty good :)

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This time I decided to add more of a fresh Spring colour palette to the design. I simply used a trio of SU! markers to colour the image.

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This design led to the next design and if I’d of had more time and energy I think they’d have kept flowing! Again, I kept to the same colour palette but used the floral images…

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With the images being of reasonable size it is easy to fill the space and create a design which flows with the curves and waves of the outline stamps.

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Lastly and by no means least I used Marvellous Mehndi…

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Again, simple black outline stamping and selective colouring using SU! markers. The sentiment is from Strike A Pose! with the filmstrip edges trimmed off.

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Ok, that’s all from me today. Be sure to hop along the links below and leave a comment for your chance to win the ENTIRE release. You have until midnight Sunday 9th October BST.

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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 G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I really hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration this week. Thank you for all the lovely comments, they are all appreciated.

Happy hopping & shopping!!

April 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

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Today is the day you get to see the 2 new clear stamp sets in their entirety AND they are available for purchase HERE!

For the full reveal and start of the blog hop, please pop on over HERE, I have shared a couple of cards over there and the links to the AMAZING Design Team inspiration is there too. I tell you now, you will not be disappointed in what they have in store for you 😉

Ok, how about some inspiration, first up I have a card using Celebrate With Cake…

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This is such a fun set to do paper piecing with, so that’s what I did 😉 I was also inspired by a new to me challenge (Thanks Lindsey for the heads up about it) called the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge. Their current challenge HERE is paper piecing.

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My next card uses Fun Flowers and was inspired by the new TIME OUT Challenge seen HERE and below. This fortnight it is a Home Sweet Home challenge with an inspiration photo.

Normally an inspiration photo like this would stump me, but with the floral type patterns and colours were perfect to translate onto my card.

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The flowers are stamp, coloured, fussy cut out and adhered to the side of another of the MFT Peek a Boo die cut frames. The sentiment is from Paradise Hummingbird which will be back in stock in the next week or so along with some other popular clear stamp sets.

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Ok, that’s all I have to share just now, but I will be back later today with a new Stamp Of The Week and card to share with you all.

Be sure to hop on over HERE to the beginning of the hop or HERE to Deborah’s blog to see some more inspiration. Don’t forget to comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning the 2 release stamp sets AND a £10 eGift Certificate.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Simply Cards & Papercrafts!

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Sorry I have been MIA over the past few days, though it seems like weeks as time is just not slowing down. I’ve been hit by the bugs again this past weekend, I think it’s been a combination of playgroups with the beans and working all the hours once they are in bed!

March already, how did that happen?! Though it’s good as it means Spring here in the UK is only a couple of weeks away – YAY!

You may have seen this photo that I shared around social media towards the end of last week…

I was asked by the lovely Aimes (Editor & Chief of Simply Cards & Papercrafts) if I would design a set of free digital stamps and create some projects. How could I refuse that offer?!

I thought I would share a closer look at the feature in the magazine for those who are unable to purchase the magazine. Also because I have yet to find my creative energy this week :( I’m sure I will at some point as I have some DT stuff to catch up on 😉

Anyway, here is the feature…

You might recognise the bunny from the recently released Some Bunny clear stamp set. I had some more fun posing him in a birthday box and with some birthday balloons 😉

To download your freebie stamps be sure to visit www.papercraftmagazines.com I’d love to see what you create using them :)

Ok, that’s all from me tonight, I think another early night is called for if I am going to shift this bug and annoying cough. I’ll be back later this week with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Stamp Of The Week – Balloon Bash

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). This week I am dusting off… Balloon Bash

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What a busy couple of days, yesterday I had a bean free day and had planned at least an hour or so in the studio. However, I underestimated how much housework I had to catch up on after the February Release and being ill!

Anyway, hopefully I will make up for it today with the two cards I have to share with you…

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2016SOTW30As you can see they are nearly identical with slight differences. I wanted to showcase the confetti stamps contained in the mini set and I started by making the card with the circle confetti. I really quite enjoyed stamping the rainbow garland and decided to do the star one too!

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The balloons are stamped in Encore silver ink and heat embossed with Stardust EP for a lovely sparkly finish and the sentiments are both from the new Simply Said clear stamp set.

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Ok, that’s all from me today using this set, this mummy is tired after a fun filled day taking the beans to the seaside at Whitby with daddy. We had a lot of fun but it is oh so crazy and tiring venturing out locally, but to go for most of the day I’m wrecked now!

I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Don’t forget that this set is discounted in store HERE this week too.

Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today.

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Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Uniko Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop!

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I am so glad you have stopped by today as today we have a Uniko Design Team Countdown to Christmas Blog Hop (To start at the beginning of the blog hop CLICK HERE). I decided to put on this extra Design Team blog hop as not all the team received their November Release goodies in time for the release day blog hop HERE.

So, we are all here today with more inspiration using the Uniko November 2015 Release products, which are still in stock but a couple of the sets I only have a small amount of stock left 😉

Here are some more cards I made using the new clear stamps…

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First up I have another card using Essentially Christmas. This time I wanted to focus on the little present/gift box in the set and a couple of the smaller accent elements.

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As you can see I 2 step stamped the gift in VersaMagic Red Magic & Encore gold inks. The gift is topped with the bow from Jingle Bells as I wanted a more ‘poofey’ bow!

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My next card has been on my ‘to make’ list since I first got my hands on the November Release! Finally I found the inspiration to make it 😉

Again, I was inspired by the colours & photo inspiration from the current Fusion Card Challenge HERE and seen below. I just love the colours, they’re one of my favourite Christmas go to combos.

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I just so happened to have the ‘perfect’ shaker card mix of sequins that I bought months ago from ‘Little Things from Lucy’s Cards’. For my card I have combined the bow & fern from Jingle Bells with the Let it Snow & bauble hanger from Labelled Christmas.

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I have one last card to share with you today using I LOVE Coffee

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This card was inspired by the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge seen HERE and below. As you can see it is a sketch challenge. I have been lucky enough to be Guest Designing for CC&S for the month of November & you can see my GD card HERE. Which I really liked, but as you can see I ‘bent’ the rules quite a bit & I didn’t stick to the half circle elements in the sketch (Sorry CC&S).

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So this time I did! It turned out to be the perfect sketch to show you the size difference between the Uniko logo flower contained in the I LOVE Coffee set compared to the same flower contained in the previously released Flower Power #3 set.

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Another thing I discovered was how the larger outline flower from Flower Power #3 can be ‘joined’ together when stamped to hang over an edge :) I think it helps join the two semi circles and the design to flow. After I had done my focal elements I wanted a sentiment but couldn’t find a suitable placement over the semi circles, so I decided to stamp the sentiment ‘Coffee & Friends make the perfect blend’ on my white CS panel in VersaMark Dazzle Champagne ink.

Ok, that is FINALLY all from me today! Remember, simply visit & comment along the hop by midnight Saturday 5th December, to be in the chance of winning  the ENTRIE release! The WINNER will be announced Sunday 6th December.

All the new products showcased today are available HERE on the website.

We also have a Black Friday weekend SALE on AND we have some products RETIRING which are at a discounted price until all stock of the retiring items are sold.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today & joining in on all the fun. I hope that you all have a wonderful festive season.