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Feature Friday – Pure Florals Gerbera

Happy Friday!

I thought I would pop by today and share a card I was inspired to make after the restock of Pure Florals Gerbera arrived in the studio earlier this week. It’s taken me a couple of days to finish it in-between work as I am very slow at colouring!

I’ve said it before, but I really do get inspired to use older stash when a restock of them arrives, it’s like getting new stamps all over again.

This clear stamp set was launched way back in July 2012 and even though styles, trends and fonts have changed over the years since, this set is timeless with the realistic style it is drawn in.

With a goal this year to use more colour in my creations, I seem to be stuck on the rainbow colour train right now!

I have so many boxes of coloured card scraps, that I am trying to use as much as I can from them and not break out any more new sheets. So I created a rainbow of coloured strips down the edge of my card. I have to say, it seems like I used a lot here, but it has hardly made a dent!

The Gerber flower is the outline full face flower stamped and embossed with WOW! Opaque Bright White and I have coloured it using Prismacolor Pencils.

I decided to add a sentiment from the newly released Hello Lovely clear stamp set and my usual Nuvo Drops, this time in White Blizzard.

It was a refreshing change to use this older stamp set again & I hope to share more new creations with much loved and previously released Uniko clear stamp sets with you this year.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Crafty Hugs

Rainbow Hearts

Happy Hump Day!

How’s your week going? Mine didn’t start well with no hot water Monday morning and the house alarm going off at 5am for no reason. To then having the plumbers round and taking off all the radiators in the house. It was chaos!

I am so glad I did essential work like packing orders (thank you 🙂 )before they arrived as I had to move one side of my studio to the other (it’s not a big room either) so they could get to the radiator. It took me all evening when they had gone to get the house straight and sort The Beans out too!

Things have improved slightly but I’ve been hitting minor problems each day and it’s frustrating. So today after I had finished my essential jobs, I set to making a card to cheer myself up.

This week at school The Beans are reading a book called ‘Rainbow Fish’, so it inspired me to make a rainbow card. All these colourful hearts make me happy 🙂

I’ve used some of my favourite Altenew colours to stamp the striped heart from BIG & BOLD Love from the NEW Uniko release. Instead of making a Valentine’s card I decided to add a congratulations sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II. This way the card can be used for a Wedding, Anniversary or engagement card to name a few occasions.

In the photo above you can see how I have used my favourite 1mm thick foam adhesive to adhere all the hearts and sentiment.

I hope this card has added some cheer to your day like it has mine 🙂 Thanks so much for popping by today & I hope to be back tomorrow with another card to share.

Crafty Hugs

Introducing… Party Confetti & Stylised Floral Stencils

Hey!

Are you still with us?! I didn’t think this was a big release until I started scheduling it on the blog 😉 Welcome back to day four of the product introductions!

Today the Design Team and myself are here to introduce two new Uniko Stencil Designs, Party Confetti and Stylised Floral. Hopefully you have hopped along with the Design Team, I’ve struggled to keep up with work over the long holiday weekend here in the UK. The lovely sunny weather has distracted me to spend time with the Beans and hubby!

Anyway, I am finally here to share a couple of cards using 2 more Uniko Stencils being released on Saturday 12th May.

First up is a card using the new Stylised Floral Stencil…

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It just called for me to ink it up with my very small collection of Distress Oxide inks! I think I will be treating myself at Happy Stampers Festival for some more colours 😉

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As you can see I kept my card really simple as I wanted the Stylised Floral design to take centre stage. This is another design way back from my Uni days and I can’t even remember how it came about! I just stubbled across it in my disorganised archive of designs!

Next is another simple card using the Party Confetti Stencil…

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If you like the Background Blocks Party Confetti clear stamp, then you might just like this stencil too 😉 This stencil is a larger version of the design with just a few little tweaks to make it work for a stencil! Again I used my Distress Oxide inks to colour through the stencil before trimming and die cutting a curved edge.

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One fun thing about clear sentiment stamps is their ability to bend and shape them to fit in with a design. I’ve not tried this with the Simply Said Blocks stamps before (that I can remember), so I thought I would give it a go with the Congratulations sentiment. With it being the longest of the stamps in the clear stamp set I thought it the best stamp to use. I am rather pleased with how it turned out 🙂 I added a trio of my favourite enamel dots to finish the design off too.

That’s all I have to share with you today. Fingers crossed I am more organised and not so late tomorrow! Be sure to hop along with the Design Team (links below) for more FAB inspiration…

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Release Schedule…

Sneak Peeks 1st – 4th May 2018, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 5th – 11th May 2018, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 12th May 2018 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Extra PRIZE Info! Alternative prizes will be offered to those that may already own the prize offered. Winners will be announced on Saturday 11th on the Winners Page HERE

 

Introducing… Just Because & Large French Script Background Clear Stamps

Hey & Happy Monday!

Welcome to back to day three of the May 2018 Release product introductions. What a BEEautiful showcase of inspiration HERE on the blog hop yesterday. I sure do LOVE seeing how the Design Team are inspired to use the new products. They were certainly busy bees too with all that they created!

Today we are introducing 2 more products. Just Because Clear Stamp Set and Large French Background Clear Stamp and I have created a couple more cards using the Just Because set to inspire you…

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I decided to make another rainbow inspired card, they really do make me happy! This time I went for a one layer card too. I simply stamped the silhouette from Just Because in a rainbow of Altenew ink colours. I started with the Olive Green and ended with the Puffy Heart. The sentiment is just one of the options contained in the set.
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With clean and simple on the go I whipped up this next super CAS and mass produceable card…

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I used both my medium and small MISTI tools to stamp this card. I had the silhouette stamp in one and the sentiment in the other. I recently purchased a new set of Altenew inks from Seven Hills Crafts HERE and I just can’t seem to stop using the Aqualicious colour 😉 I’ve paired it with some Stampin’ Up! Berry Burst card stock for my card base.

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Unfortunately that’s all I had time to create 🙁 I was having so much fun but time to create slipped away. I hope to share more using this set on release day & we will also being having a Release in Review week starting Monday 21st May 🙂

Anyway, I know the Design Team have created SO much more to inspire you, so hop on round and leave some love!

Hugs

Release Schedule…

Sneak Peeks 1st – 4th May 2018, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing… 5th – 11th May 2018, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 12th May 2018 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Extra PRIZE Info! Alternative prizes will be offered to those that may already own the prize offered. Winners will be announced on Saturday 11th on the Winners Page HERE

Uniko Challenge #39 – Anything Goes with an Optional Twist of Love

Hey!

Welcome to the January 2017 Uniko challenge and our first challenge for 2017. We have another fun and easy challenge this month to spark your creativity and I have changed the frequency and length of the challenges this year to hopefully give you a little more time to join in on the fun.

So this month we have the following challenge to inspire you…

Anything goes! Don’t you just love these kinds of challenges, I sure do. I love seeing everyones creativity and individuality shine through their creations.

Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do 😉
* 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!
* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible 😉

This month we have another awesome Guest Designer joining us, Izzy from Izzy Scrap. Izzy has been a regular participant in the Uniko Challenges and was the lucky winner of Challenge #37. Now check out this stunner Izzy has created…

Isn’t this just amazing? I love the embossed circle frame around the stamped heart using a selection of tiny Uniko clear stamps. Be sure to hop on over to Izzy’s blog HERE to find out more and leave some love.

Here’s what I came up with…

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It’s been a while since I had some time to join in on a challenge, so I decided to use a couple to inspire my creativity. First the layout of my card is from the new Freshly Made Sketches challenge seen HERE and below.

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Secondly, I needed a colour combo, so went the Color Throwdown challenge HERE and seen below.

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Usually I’d use a lot of red, but instead I used it to make more of a masculine Valentine card. I also limited the red to highlight the stamped sentiment panel and accentuated the lone red ‘Be Mine’ with red hearts. I used my Misti to stamp the panel 🙂

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As always the Uniko Design Team have some FABulous inspiration for you too, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more and I am sure they’d love a nice comment too 😉

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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

Aren’t these just super! Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

THE PRIZES
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge, as I said at the beginning of the post, I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.

The deadline for submission to this challenge is midnight (GMT) on Friday 24th February (7.00pm EDT).

Introducing…Christmas Pop and Most Wonderful

YAY!

I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the November product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks at the 3 clear stamp sets being released and NOW it is time for the Design Team and I to introduce them to you.

Today we are introducing two clear stamp sets called Christmas Pop and Most Wonderful. Both these clear stamp sets can be used individually, but they work perfectly together too 😉

My first card uses just Christmas Pop and the sentiment is from Simply Said Christmas…

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The stamps contained in the set have a multitude of mix and match options. On my card I have used two of the main images from the set. The outline tree and the elongated triangle with horizontal lines. I used my Stampin’ Up! Bright Markers to selectively colour the horizontal lines in a rainbow before stamping and fussy cutting it out.

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The routine tree is stamped onto a white card layer and the fussy cut tree adhered on top using foam adhesive. I added a good smothering of clear Wink Of Stella to the tree and added a selection of Stampin’ Up! enamel dots to finish the card off.

Next I have combined Christmas Pop with one of the complete ready to stamp sentiments from Most Wonderful…

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I chose to use 3 of the main clear stamps from Christmas Pop and 2 of the accent stamps from the set along with a funky Christmas colour scheme I am seeing a lot at the moment. Shades of Teal/Aqua with Lime Green.

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The outline tree stamp I used on my first card is embellished with the 2 accent stamps. It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added a good smothering to the trees on this card too! This time I embellished with pearls from The Hobby House.

Ok, that’s all I have to share with you today, but be sure to hop along the Design Team Blogs (links below) for even more inspiration. I know for a fact you won’t be disappointed, the team have created amazing projects showcasing how this set can be used…

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 do hope you enjoyed the hop and you have enjoyed seeing some of the possibilities they have? Both the sets will be fully revealed and available to purchase HERE on Sunday 27th November at 9am GMT. 

The Design Team and I will be back tomorrow with the last product introduction and lots more inspiration! 

Here’s an outline of the release schedule:

Sneak Peeks 23rd & 24th November, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 25th & 26th November, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Sunday 27th November 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

As this is our last release of 2016, I will be giving away some random prizes throughout the release countdown. To be in the chance of winning a random prize, be sure to join in on commenting along the Introducing Hops and joining in on the fun via social media such Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Winners of the random prizes will be announced Sunday 27th November at 8am GMT.

I hope you are intrigued by what you have seen so far and thank you for stopping by.

Hugs

Uniko Challenge #25

Hey!

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.
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.

Due to the challenging times we’re all experiencing, Uniko will be suspending website orders until further notice. Thank you.