Posts tagged “inspiration”

Guest Designer – Faye Wynn-Jones

Happy Monday!

I am super happy this Monday morning to introduce you to Faye Wynn-Jones from Stamping Fluffnstuff, my amazing Guest Designer for January 🙂


I am sure many if not all of you know Faye, but without further ado, I will hand you over to Faye to introduce herself and her beautiful cards she has made to share with you today.

“Hi Everyone, I’m Faye and I’m addicted to Copics. (Choklit too, but ssshh, that’s a secret, we’ll keep it between us!) I’m the Copic endorsed Instructor for the UK and I also work closely with the European Copic Distributor and Instructors.

I’m wife, Mum and HuMummy to three (demanding) cats too. With all that going on, it’s not often I get to colour something for fun. So I was delighted when Bev asked me to Guest Design for her. I first came across Bev’s gor-geous stamps at a show last year and I have to tell you it was love at first sight. If you get to any of the shows Uniko exhibit at, you must stop by. The girls are so friendly and the stall is a real feast of inspiration and yummy goodies. You might even spot me in a corner drooling!”


I got to thinking about how I spend time colouring an image, sometimes, but not always, I create a background too. I wanted to see how it looked if I created a background and left the image ‘naked’. My plan was that the coloured background would make the image ‘pop’.


On these two cards, I have coloured the backgrounds with Copics. For the pink card I added texture by applying Colourless Blender Various ink with a natural sponge. On the green card, I used the same process but I applied the Colourless Blender Various Ink with an old face cloth. After that, I splatted some ink across the backgrounds by flicking the Copic nib on the edge of the lid. You might want to think about putting something on your desk before you do that part!

Copics Used…
Pink; R81, R83, R83
Green; YG00, YG01, YG03
Make it Colour Blending Card
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great day

Guest Designer Inspiration with Anna Uhras

Hi Dear Friends!

Anna here today sharing one of my Guest Designer pages with you. I am so happy, proud and very grateful to Bev for inviting me to be a guest here at Uniko, thanks so much!

This layout I have made using the gorgeous Uniko Equaliser stencil together with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and the lovely and versatile Simply Said II Clear Stamps.

The papers are by one of the new Bo Bunny collections, Summer Mood, and the title are by Thickers, both from my own stash.

I started up my page making my background using the stencil together with pink and yellow Nuvo Mousse. After drying I builded up my page using a few papers, thread, Thickers and finished my page of with stamping a few words in black.
Sometimes the simple is enough and I think the cool equaliser pattern needs some space without too much embellishments around.
Oh, of course, I made a few stitches with my sewing machine as well 🙂


That’s all for now, see you again for my second and last Guest Designer Inspiration post here May 26th.
Thanks for stopping by today! 
Anna xo


Uniko Challenge #33


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

We have a FUN photo inspiration challenge this month. Simply use the graphic above to inspire your creation, whether it be the colours, pattern or layout. The possibilities are endless!

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.

Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to 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, Anita from My Papercraft World.

Anita was the lucky winner from Challenge #31 and has created this beauty to inspire you…

CLICK HERE to see more from Anita and leave some love 🙂

This is how I was inspired…


Like Sarah G I was inspired to use Garlands Galore with tiny flowers from Background Builders: Vines and hearts from Flower Power #3. I was also inspired by a birthday card I received this year and have been wanting to ‘CASE’ it ever since. when I saw the inspiration photo that Nicki chose I knew the design would work.


In hindsight, the grey I used for the garland strings is a little dark and I wish I had used my  SU! Going Grey rather than PTI Smokey Shadow – never mind!

The other colours I used are VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit, Mango Madness and Oasis Green. The sentiment is from Simply Said.

The Uniko Design Team have done an awesome job and have created a wealth of inspiration HERE. Be sure to pop on over to the Uniko blogspot blog to find the links and also the linky to link up your creations!

Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of 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.

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge.  The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Friday 8th July (7.00pm EDT).

I hope to see you in the gallery!