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A Look Back At 2016!


Welcome back to another ‘Look Back At 2016! This year has been an amazing year for myself personally, but it has been a fantastic year for Uniko. We have had 5 fabulous releases, with 16 new clear stamps sets lining the Uniko HQ shelves. 

I don’t know about you, but to me this year has almost passed by in a blur! With that in mind I thought it would be nice now the main seasonal festivities are over and as 2016 draws to a close, to take a look back at Uniko’s 2016.

Apologies for the delay in posting and not posting yesterday, I had little sleep Wednesday night due to a Josh bean having nightmares, poor little fella. Then on Thursday I had to take Mr Cat to the vet and he had an operation to remove his eye as he had a large tumour in it. Another poor little fella that needed my attention and love post op last night.

Anyway, I am back today, I am taking a look back at the September/October 2016 Release and giving some fresh inky love to Originally OrganicMarvellous MehndiSimply Said IIWinter Foliage & Christmas Sparkle clear stamp sets.

First up a super CAS card using Originally Organic

I was inspired by the current challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges HERE, which is an inspired by words challenge.

‘With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning’

I thought the sentiment I chose was appropriate and related to the ‘new beginning’ part of the challenge phrase. I then decided to accent the sentiment with the leaf cluster and a trio of sunny yellow buds to represent the ‘sunrise’.

Next I dusted off Marvellous Mehndi

For this card I got my distress inks out and enjoyed some relaxing ink blending! The sentiment is a mix of ‘Happy’ from Simply Said Birthday, which is partially stamped and the ‘New Year’ is from Simply Said II.

Lastly, I switched gears back to Christmas and combined both Christmas Sparkle & Winter Foliage. Plus I really gave my new MISTI a workout on this card.

I love this multi card layer stamping and lining up the bauble was SO much easier using the MISTI! I was also able to stamp the bauble in Altenew Cosmic Berry ink and then stamp over it again in VersaMark to be able to heat emboss it with Crystal EP.

I hope you will join me again tomorrow, when I will be taking a look back at the 2016 November Release and the last of 2016. Until then, thank you for stopping by.


Stamp Of The Week – Rustic Christmas


Welcome back and welcome back Stamp Of The Week (SOTW). I took a little hiatus with this feature as I prepared for the recent Uniko clear stamp set release and the recent Happy Stampers Festival. But I am back today with a new chosen clear stamp set to give some fresh inky love to!

This week I have chosen Rustic Christmas


I’ve a couple of reasons for my choice this week, firstly this set has not long arrived back in stock and secondly I ‘really’ need to make a conscious effort to start on my Christmas cards so I am not in a huge rush with only a few days to go!

Anyway, onto my card for today…


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This fun little clear stamp set comes with some dinky baubles and often I forget to give these little accent stamps the love they deserve!

When I saw the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! HERE and seen below, I thought it would be fun to create a row of colourful, sparkly baubles. I also used the colour inspiration from the Fusion Card Challenge seen HERE and below.


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I ‘tried’ to recreate the wonky stacked effect of the chairs in the photo too. I’m not sure I quite achieved that, but overall I am happy with the result. The sentiment is also from the set and it is in one of my favourite modern fonts.


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I decided to keep this card ‘very’ mail friendly and simply adhered it to my card base using double sided tape. I added a little bit of clear Wink Of Stella to the baubles for that Christmas Sparkle and left it as that!

That’s all I have to share today, I will be back tomorrow with more using this set. Don’t forget that the set is discounted HERE for this week only.

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by 🙂



Uniko Clear Stamps:- Rustic Christmas

Ink:- VersaFine Onyx Black. Stampin’ Up! Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade and Pixie Pink

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up! Normal Whisper White

Accessories: Clear Wink Of Stella

Introducing…Christmas Sparkle & Winter Foliage


Thanks for all the lovely comments yesterday, didn’t the Design Team do an awesome job showcasing the new Marvellous Mehndi and Simply Said II clear stamps? If you missed it you can catch up HERE.

I’m SO glad that you have decided to come back today 😉 as we have the last two product introductions for Sept/Oct product  release. That means tomorrow is full reveal and release day!

Anyway, lets have a look at Christmas Sparkle and Winter Foliage. Both these clear stamp sets are awesome on their own, but they can be used together beautifully AND they work with other previously released Uniko Christmas/Winter themed clear stamps 😉

*WARNING* My first card is rather bright, so you may require sunglasses!


The current challenge over at AAA Cards HERE, which is the masking technique inspired my card. I also wanted it to be bright and cheerful to coordinate with the sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #4.


I started by stamping both the outline bauble and inner sparkle bauble in the centre of the white CS layer with SU! Melon Mambo ink. I then masked the bauble to stamp the baubles either side in SU! Tempting Turquoise and Lucky Limeade. Once I had done all the stamping I added clear Wink Of Stella to all the baubles for added shimmer.


My next card is another quick and easy mass produceable Christmas card using Winter Foliage…


I’ve used all the stamps contained in the Winter Foliage set to create a cluster bough of foliage. I added in the smaller pine bough from Jingle Bells and a sentiment raised on foam adhesive from the upcoming Simply Said II.

IntroWinterF2aOk, that’s all I have to share with you here, but hop along the Design Team Blog 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

The Design Team and I will be back tomorrow at 9am BST with the full reveal, blog hop & GIVEAWAY! All of the sets will be available for purchase at the same time HERE

Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the introduction of these sets!