Posts tagged “Fathers Day”

Uniko Challenge Reminder #53 – Anything Goes + Optional Twist Masculine

Hey!

I’m here today along with our Guest Designer and Design Team to remind you about the May/June 2019 Uniko challenge.

We have an Anything Goes theme at the moment, but with Father’s Day here in the UK coming up in June we’ve also added in the optional twist of Masculine just in case.

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 😉
We have Radhika joining us again as our Guest Designer. She has created another fabulous masculine card to inspire you.

How fun & quirky is this masculine card? Be sure to head on over to Radhika’s blog & leave some love :)

I made time for some creativity yesterday in the studio :) It’s been a hectic month with so much going on and to keep up with, that I feel I’ve missed making cards for the fun of it.

Anyway, this is one of the cards I made…

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With Father’s Day fast approaching I thought I had better make another card! Explosion! Additions is an awesome clear stamp set for making masculine cards. The fun halftone explosions look FAB stamped in bright colours & I’ve accented the large ones with some smaller explosions stamped in shades of Grey.

I used Catherine Pooler inks for the large halftone explosions in Suede Shoes, Rockin’ Red & Limoncello, such clean, bright & crisp stamped images. Plus I didn’t even use my MISTI, these came out perfect using an acrylic block. I used Altenew Gentleman’s Grey collection for the smaller explosions.

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The die cut DAD was an ‘ah ha’ idea I had using the MFT Happy Birthday die I bought at Happy Stampers Festival. Though I’ve not used it as ‘happy birthday’ on a card yet, I was thinking what other words I could make from it and this was one of the results – haha!

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I’ve layered the white die cut letters which I have partially stamped with the Background Block Halftone, with some black die cut letters to make them stand out a little better from the background.

Now, if you need a little more incentive to join in on the challenge, here are the prizes up for grabs…  

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £5 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £5 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. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 19th April 2019 (7.00pm EDT).

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery HERE and be sure to check out the Design Team inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Uniko Challenge #53 – Anything Goes + Optional Twist Masculine

Hey! 

Welcome to the May/June 2019 Uniko Challenge.

We’ve that great favourite theme of Anything Goes for this new challenge, but if you’d like to challenge yourself a bit more then go with our twist of Masculine.

This month we have another wonderful Guest Designer for this challenge, Radhika. How super cool is her card! And what a fabulous idea for a masculine card.

As usual the Uniko DT have awesome inspiration to share with you too. Be sure to check out the post HERE with all the links to their blogs AND the prize info and link up for the challenge at the end of the post.

I also got my creative on and made a card for the challenge…

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Background Blocks Graffiti Texture was a firm favourite (along with all of the Uniko Background Blocks clear stamps) at Happy Stampers Festival this past weekend. I was inspired by this to give it some fresh inky love and more so when I saw this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below. The sketch is pretty perfect for using a background block!

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For this card I did mask off a smaller rectangle as I wanted my chosen sentiment to sit nicely across the top without too much white either side. I used my small MISTI to stamp the Background Blocks Graffiti Texture, which was inked using Distress Inks. As you can see I also opted to use the ‘twist’ of this challenge.

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A super quick CAS card for Father’s Day, which isn’t too far away here in the UK. That’s all I have to share with you today, but I will be back tomorrow with LOTS of winners to announce!

Until then, thank you for stopping by & I hope you find some inspiration and creativity to join in on the challenge :)

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Stamp Of The Week – Background Builders: Triangulate

Hey!

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

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I’m FINALLY back this week dusting off another clear stamp set that is an awesome ‘go to’ set for those pesky men in our lives 😉

So, with Father’s Day this Sunday here in the UK, I set about making another card for the occasion. You can never have too many cards to choose from 😉

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This time I went for the ColourQ challenge colours seen HERE and below. Another mix of colours I wouldn’t have chosen myself, but work really well together.

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I started by masking off a section at the bottom of my card to stamp the liner triangles. I then worked out where my sentiment panel and navy strip of card would sit, so that I knew where to stamp my selection of single triangles. I wanted to keep that all important white space to keep it a CAS card.

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As it is CAS I thought I would enter my card into this weeks CASology challenge seen HERE, which this week is masculine.

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AND, I’m entering over HERE too at The Male Room, who’s current challenge is Father’s Day!

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Ok, that’s all from me just now. 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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Uniko Challenge #32

Hi!

Welcome to the May Uniko challenge.  We have another fun challenge HERE this month to spark your creativity…

This is a FUN themed challenge this month is to create a Masculine card.

We have also added in the optional twist of Fathers Day as it is just around the corner.

 You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.  And, if you do use Uniko, there’s an extra chance to win a prize. There is also an extra chance to win if you TWIST with us too 😉

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!

This month we have another super Guest Designer joining us this month, Tanja from Little Art Cottage.

Hi there, my name is Tanja and I live in Germany with my wonderful husband, two children and three cats. I am addicted to stamping and paper crafting for a while now and I decided to start my own blog www.littleartcottage.blogspot.com in February 2014. I love to find new ways to use my supplies and try new techniques. Coloring and the design of little scenes are my favorite things to do. I love to make people happy with my projects and I sure hope that you will be one of them. I am super excited that I got the chance to be a guest designer at the Uniko Challenge and I can’t wait to see your creations in the gallery.

Tanja was the lucky winner from Challenge #30 and has created this beauty to inspire you…

CLICK HERE to see more from Tanja and leave some love :)

Please checkout the challenge post HERE too, to see all the inspiration from the awesome Uniko Design Team too.

Ok, so onto my card…

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As you can see I went for a super CAS one layer card. Nautical Treasures is a perfect stamp set for quick masculine cards and I also wanted to give ink blending a little go again. I certainly need some practice at it 😉

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As I have created a one layer card and with my nautical theme, it is also perfect for the current Less is More challenge HERE, which is a one layer week, with an AT SEA theme.

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Ok, that’s all from me today. Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

THE PRIZES

  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who twist with us and create a Fathers Day creation. This winner will get 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge.  The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Friday 10th June (7.00pm EDT).

Hope to see you in the gallery :)

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