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Introducing… Designer Dies Explosion Collection

Hey!

Welcome to day 7 and the last of the May 2018 Release product introductions. That means tomorrow IS Release Day – Whoohoo!

Anyway, I am super excited about today as the product we are introducing is some NEW matching Designer Dies to previously released and popular Uniko clear stamp sets. As I mentioned yesterday too, I love matching dies, they provide so many more techniques and ways to stretch your stamps.

OK, so let’s see these dies and the clear stamp sets they match…

Hopefully you can see that I have created this designer die collection in a way that it mainly matched the Explosion! Additions clear stamp set. It does feature a die to match the explosion stamp in the original Explosion! set, but as you will see from my card below you don’t need to use the stamps with the explosions!

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I started by stamping the halftone explosion onto my white square layer in Altenew Aqualicious ink. I then die cut the 2nd largest explosion that matches the original Explosion! clear stamp. I thought it would be fun to add an inner explosion die cut so that the halftone could be seen through when layered.

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The black die cut explosion is adhered to the card using foam adhesive. I added a die cut, stamped and raised WOW! to the card adding the sentiment ‘You Did It’ and some stamped yellow tiny explosions.

I hope I have shown some of the possibilities these dies add to the stamps?! As always the Design Team have amazed me with their creativity, be sure to hop around for even more inspiration using these new Designer Dies…

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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

 

Happy New Year!

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Happy 2018!

I love New Year, a blank page and a fresh start for the year ahead is so exciting.

With all the festivities of Christmas and New Year I enjoyed some much needed downtime and family time. Hence the quietness here on the blogs and website. I am feeling  refreshed, relaxed and super excited for the year ahead.

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As you can see I did squeeze in a little bit of creativity before the end of 2017! I decided to recreate THIS Happy Birthday card I have sitting on my desk awaiting posting this year. I thought it suited a New Years celebration card too, just by switching the ‘birthday’ sentiment for New Year.

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I also wanted to use a few of my favourite products from 2017 too! Which leads me on nicely to looking back at how FABulous 2017 was and thanks to you how much Uniko has grown :)

I thought I would share the TOP 5 products of 2017 with you and my favourite card using that product…

1. Background Blocks Halftone

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It didn’t surprise me to see this little popular stamp in the Top 5 of 2017, it was a hit from the get go when it was release back in February for Uniko’s 5th Birthday celebrations. It lends itself to so many different occasions, but is ultimately great for those hard to make masculine cards!

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2. Originally Organic Additions

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This clear stamp set appearing in the Top 5 of 2017 did surprise me a little, but I was super pleased to see it make the top 5 though 😉 Another clear stamp set from the February & 5th Birthday Release and one that lends itself to a variety of occasions. From Valentines, to Weddings and Anniversaries to Friendships and Kindness.

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It’s also an awesome addition to number 3 in the Top 5 of 2017!

3. Originally Organic

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This clear stamp set continues to fly off the Uniko shelves since it’s release back in October 2016. I absolutely LOVED designing this clear stamp set, hence the clear stamp sets that have followed in a similar style, such as Happy Succulents and the sell out Organic Wishes.

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This clear stamp set also saw the addition of matching Designer Dies in May 2017, which created a whole new range of creative possibilities.

4. Happy Succulents

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With Originally Organic Additions and Originally Organic clear stamps making the Top 5 of 2017, it really didn’t surprise me to see Happy Succulents up there with them! Designed in a similar style and a popular trend of 2017, it’s hard not to love it!

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5. Most Wonderful

Lastly and by no means least and by no means forgetting ALL the other FABulous clear stamps in the Uniko line up, Most Wonderful clear stamps rounds off the Top 5 of 2017.

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This little Festive sentiment clear stamp set has been a popular seller since its release back in November 2016 and it’s been a hard one to keep in stock 😉

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This set features some wonderful festive sentiments, with ready to go sentiments and mix and match ones too. It provides a lot of options for both the outside and inside of cards, projects and more.

If you are inspired and want to snag some of these Top 5 products a few of them are on offer HERE in our Goodbye 2017 SALE!

That’s all I have to share with you today, I hope you have enjoyed taking a look back at the Top 5 Uniko products of 2017 as much as I did?!

Thanks for popping by & have a wonderful New Years Day!

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The Saturday Show Returns!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

Do you remember the feature I used to do called The Saturday Show? I used to have a lot more time on my hands to peruse the internet and blogland to find and comment on all the wonderful Uniko customer projects. I also liked to choose a few and share them here on the Uniko blog.

Now that I am ‘slowly’ getting some time back and the beauty of places like Facebook and Instagram especially, I am able to find and see Uniko customer projects more easily :) So I thought it would be nice to kick start this feature again once a month.

So without further ado it’s over to YOU…

First up is this beautiful Happy Succulents card by Julia, which I spotted over on Instagram. Those beautiful purple hues are so striking. Thank you so much for tagging #uniko over on IG Julia.

Next are two cards also spotted on Instagram by Julie, a wonderful customer at Uniko for many years  (thank you)…

First this pretty Originally Organic card. The designer paper Julie has paired with the swirly foliage image from the clear stamp set is just perfect. The colours are just so happy and summery too.

This next card by Julie really packs a punch with the bold colours and awesome CAS design…

Here Julie has combined the SUPER popular Background Blocks Halftone with the Explosion! clear stamp set. What a super masculine card, don’t you think?

Thank you so much Julie for sharing and tagging #uniko on Instagram.

Next I have some more floral designs to share from Elaine who has also been a loyal customer at Uniko for many years. Elaine never ceases to amaze me with how she uses Uniko’s floral stamps…

On this first card Elaine has used Background Blocks Doodle Flower and the emboss resist technique, which is the current game over at AAA Cards. Just look at those happy summery sunshine colours :)

On this next card Elaine has used Pure Florals: Lily paired with a sentiment from Originally Organic…

A beautiful CAS design. The layout, gold embossing and beautiful watercoloring really made this card stand out. Which lastly leads me onto to this stunner…

Just a quirky die cut technique really adds interest and pizzaz to this already beautiful coloured Lily. Be sure to pop by Elaine’s blog Craft-E-Place and checkout all the beautiful and inspiring projects.

Continuing the floral beauties is Sharon…

Sharon created this Neapolitan coloured shaker card using Background Blocks Doodle Flower, aren’t those colours just scrumptious? A huge congratulations to Sharon for her Top 5 placing for this card over at Passion for Promarkers too :)

Continuing the theme of flowers, Sharon also used the Pure Florals: Lily to make this shimmery beauty…

Just look at the beautiful pink Lily and overall stunning design. Lastly, I have one more card by Sharon I wanted to share…

The die cut curves of this card design really draws focus to the floral heart wreath from Originally Organic Additions. Such a beautiful CAS showcase of this clear stamp set. Thank you for sharing your Uniko creations Sharon and be sure to head on over to From My Craft Desk to be inspired even more.

There seems to be a floral theme occurring, as I share this next card…

This card is by Nonni from Nonni’s Handmade Cards and features the popular Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum. This design is beautifully stamped, masked and coloured. The added die cut technique really keeps the focus on the flower but gets the sentiment across. Thank you for sharing this beautiful showcase Nonni.

Lastly and by no means least I have a two cards to share by Izzy from Izzy scrap. Again, I couldn’t help but continue this floral theme…

So many of you are enjoying the recently release Pure Florals: Lily and the array of designs show how versatile this set is. Keeping the leaves and buds as black and white outlines really makes the embossed watercolored Lilly POP from the card. The added sentiment helps highlight the warmth from the design too. LOVE this split layout too.

Next up is this Beautiful Blooms III beauty…

Yellow and Grey is a wonderful combintion and I love how Izzy used the colours. The subtle splattering and mirrored stamping of the floral frames the ‘happy’ sentiment. Thank you for these beautiful showcase’s Izzy.

I hope you have enjoyed this months The Saturday Show and I really could have shared so many more wonderful customer designs. It was so hard choosing what to share here on the blog today. I will continue to keep a look out for your wonderful designs using Uniko products and don’t forget to #hashtag me using the following, so I can find you!

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Don’t do social media or blog? Why not drop me an email (bev@uniko.co.uk) with a photo of what you create using your Uniko goodies. I’d LOVE to see them and be able to share them here on the blog :)

THANK YOU to everyone that has purchased Uniko clear stamps and designer dies, you make me so happy and you keep this little business and dream of mine alive. I appreciate YOU more than you will ever know.

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Uniko Challenge #41

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Welcome to the May/June 2017 Uniko challenge, this month HERE we have the following challenge…

Cards for men are always a bit tricky and there’s Father’s Day coming very soon so we thought this theme would be a good opportunity to get some male themed cards into your stash.

 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 the winner of Challenge #39 the awesomely talented Hannelie joining us as our Guest Designer.

Here’s her amazing card:

Fabulous isn’t it? Love how she’s used Uniko stamps in such a unique way. Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

This is what I came up with…

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Uniko Explosion! and Explosion! Additions clear stamp sets are perfect for creating Masculine cards and with the images and bold sentiments making a card with them is a breeze. Even more so when your creative energy and motivation in general has disappeared like mine seems to have!

As I knew what stamps I was wanting to use I turned to one of my favourite sketch challenges to help spark a little more creativity, Freshly Made Sketches seen HERE and below.

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My colour scheme was fairly easy to come up with, as I had recently purchased some blue shades of Altenew inks and they needed a test drive! I started out by stamping the halftone explosion in Ocean Waves and then sliced the stamped layer as seen in the sketch.

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Then I stamped the explosion onto a separate piece of white card using Altenew Dusk ink and fussy cut it out. I added a little dimension to both the explosion and the BAM! sentiment and added a little bit of clear Wink of Stella for a little interest and subtle sparkle.

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That’s all from me, I hope I have inspired you to join in?! If you need a little more inspiration please hop on over HERE to see what the Design Team have created.

 

AND just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. 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 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. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 23rd June 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

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Introducing… Background Blocks Halftone

YAY!

I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the February & 5th Birthday product release are well underway. Yesterday the Design Team and I introduced Originally Organic Additions and on Monday Block Party Birthday. If you missed them you can catch up HERE and HERE.

Today we are back to introduce you to another new style clear stamp series called Background Blocks. They are what they say, simply a block of yummy pattern!

The first in this series is due to my LOVE of Pop Art and Roy Litchenstien, plus the modern pop art trend is making a come back this year! This stamp along with tomorrows clear stamp set pairs wonderfully with the previously released Explosion! clear stamp set, as you saw over on the Uniko blogspot blog.

As I promised, here are a couple of samples of how Background Blocks Halftone can be paired with florals…

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Firstly I decided to pair the halftone pattern with perhaps my favourite sentiment and two stamps from Originally Organic Additions!
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I started by stamping the halftone pattern in Lawn Fawn ink and then used my new Stampin’ Up! largest stitched frame Framelits die to cut the square. I then stamped the sentiment and floral image in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Once it was all dry and assembled onto my card base I added some Crystal Nuvo to some of the flower and leaves. I also filled in sections of the ‘double’ leaves to cover a little area where I didn’t get a clean stamped image.
My last card uses Originally Organic paired with Originally Organic Additions with a little Halftone feature…
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I used my MISTI tool to stamp the finest part of the Halftone along the edge of a white CS panel in Lawn Fawn Merman ink. I then stamped the stem and leaves from Originally Organic and the flower buds and sentiment from Originally Organic Additions.
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Now over to the AMAZING Design Team…

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 have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 25th February at 9am GMT.
Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 18th – 19th Feb, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing 20th – 24th Feb, 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! Saturday 25th February 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!
Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp set :)

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February 2017 & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks Day 2

WhooHoo!

The Uniko 5th Birthday Celebrations are now in FULL swing. Yesterday I shared the first 2 sneak peeks of the FIVE clear stamps being released this month and today I get to show you the last of the ‘official’ sneak peeks.

Ok, lets get to these peeks…

This first peek is BANG on trend! It is another new ‘style’ stamp being added to the Uniko Clear Stamp line up called Background Blocks. This has SO many possibilities and can be paired with SO many clear stamps from florals to masculine images. Which leads me nicely onto the next peek…

Now, if you are a long time fan and follower of Uniko, you might just recognise the font and design in this peek 😉 This set again is BANG on trend and pairs perfectly with the previously released Explosion! clear stamp set.

Lastly but by no means least I have listened to your requests and suggestions for this clear stamp set…

Again, if you have been following me and Uniko for some time, you will know my LOVE of Scandinavian design and before our 4th Birthday celebrations I shared a post HERE called Uniko…way back to the beginning! Anyway, this little mini set is inspired by my all time favourite design and I can’t wait to show you the possibilities of this set!

Ok, so that is all the peeks and tomorrow the FUN begins as the Design Team and I start the product introductions.

Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 18th – 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th – 24th Sept, 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! Saturday 25th February 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!

Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks! Hope to see you back tomorrow?!

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