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Feeling Festive!

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I can’t believe how quickly these days, weeks and months are passing by! My apologies for my lack in creativity and inspiration these past couple of weeks, it took me a little to catch up on everything post Stamping Shows and October Release!

Plus last week the beans were on half term from nursery and I spent some quality time with them and we had some fun muddy adventures :) In the short space of time they have been going to nursery, I had forgotten how little time and energy have, once they are in bed! Lol!

Anyway, I am back tonight to share a couple more cards using the recent October Release…

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I love angled panels and this is a card layout I have used a few times over the years and funnily one that I’ve used for a few previous Christmas designs!

I couldn’t resist using the layout to show off the Background Blocks: Falling Snowflakes, stamped and heat embossed in white onto Stampin’ Up! Old Olive card. The sentiment from Festive Sentiments is stamped in matching Old Olive ink and I have used my MISTI tool to then stamp the ‘Christmas’ in VersaMark ink to be able to heat emboss with Crystal EP.

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Next I decided to focus primarily on the Festive Sentiments clear stamp set and paired it with some fun watercolour splattering…

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This was so quick and fun to make, that I can see myself using this design as a mass produceable one for this years Christmas cards! The sentiment is simply heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Detail True White EP onto a stitched square die cut.

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After adhering the sentiment panel to the card base using half thickness foam adhesive I then got to splattering the card with my Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours.

That’s all I have to share tonight, but I will be back again tomorrow with another card to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by :)

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Introducing… Festive Sentiments

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I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the October 2017 product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks and yesterday HERE the Design Team and I introduced Block Party Christmas.

We are back today, and this time we are introducing a new sentiment set called Festive Sentiments. This set is totally dedicated to sentiments, some in a lovely bold handwritten font and the others in a  small skinny uppercase handwritten font. There are loads of mix and match possibilities with the sentiments and so many other Uniko clear stamps they can be used with.
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The ideas on how to use this set were free flowing and I really had fun using it! This first card is one of my favourites and I can see myself using this design as one of my mass produceable ones for this Christmas.

I simply stamped the ‘Merry Christmas’ in VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto a panel of kraft card. I then used a Tombow Mono Fine Liner to draw in some swirls from the ends of the sentiments. The stars are stamped and are from the recently released Background Builders: Seeing Stars clear stamp set (back in stock Friday). I used my Polychromo pencils to colour the stars in and added some clear Wink of Stella for a tiny bit of sparkle.

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For my next card I decided to revisit a previous design I made using the Winter Foliage clear stamp seen HERE. This time instead of using a die cut for the word ‘merry’ I used the one from Festive Sentiments and heat embossed it with stardust EP.

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 It sure was fun to refresh a design and replace elements so that the whole card is stamped using Uniko products (apart from ink).

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Lastly for today I opted to make a one layer card and another that could be easily mass produceable…

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This card is totally inspired by Lynn from The Mango Boys and Me HERE that I pinned a while back. I loved the bold ombré sentiment and simple foliage embellishments Lynn used and so had a go at recreating this with my sentiments and Winter Foliage.

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That’s all from me here, but be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won’t be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

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 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 Monday 16th October at 9am GMT.

Release Schedule…

Sneak Peeks 7th – 10th October, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 11th – 15th October, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Monday 16th October 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 :)

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Merry Christmas 2016!

Merry Christmas!

I thought I would pop by to wish you all a VERY Merry Christmas and share one of my last minute CAS Christmas cards I made this week…

The ‘merry’ die cut is Stampin’ Up! and die cut from black and gold metallic paper. The foliage is a mix of stamps from Rustic Wreath and Background Builders: Winter Vines and the sentiment is from Simply Said II.

I hope you all have a wonderful day spent with family, friends and loved ones, whether you celebrate the occasion or not.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

LOVE THE BROWNS!

Have you joined us yet?

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The Uniko Design Team and our Guest Designer are here today with a reminder and a little more inspiration for October Uniko challenge. This month we have another fun challenge to spark your creativity…

Who doesn’t LOVE rainbows?!

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 bev@uniko.co.uk and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

We have an awesome Guest Designer for this months challenge, Hannelie from Desert Diva. Hannelie was also the winner from the Uniko Challenge #35 and she has created another stunner to inspire you…

Isn’t this just amazing? The simplicity and monochrome stamping with splash of rainbow hearts is such a unique and fun way to approach the challenge. Please pop on by Hannelie’s blog HERE and leave some love and find out more about this creation.

This is what I came up with…

As I am revisiting Rustic Christmas this week as Stamp Of The Week, I thought I’d use it for my challenge reminder too 😉

The tiny baubles in this set are perfect for colourful Christmas cards. To create this card I simply traced round a circle die for a template, stamped the sentiment and then randomly stamped the baubles in a variety of bright and cheerful Stampin’ Up! inks.

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After I had finished stamping, I went over the baubles with my clear Wink of Stella pen for a little subtle sparkle. That’s all from me today, but be sure to pop on over HERE to see what the Uniko Design Team have created to inspire you. The link up for the challenge can also be found there.
Now, if you need a little more incentive to join in, how about some prizes?

THE PRIZES

  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £15 gift voucher and opportunity to Guest Design.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 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 200 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 (GMT) on Friday 11th November (7.00pm EDT).

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

Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by :)

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Rustic Christmas 

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

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up! White and Melon Mambo. Black from stash.

Accessories: Wink Of Stella

Stamp Of The Week – Rustic Christmas

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This week I am continuing with Rustic Christmas as my SOTW, I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have shared so far? I thought I might run out of ideas, but luckily my creative mojo has reappeared and the ideas are flowing!

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Today I have a super quick CAS card…

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I’ve had a lovely bean free day, but it has been jam packed with a mix of catching up on housework and work in the studio. I was hoping for a little more creative time, hence the CAS card tonight!

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This time I have combined Rustic Christmas with Background Builders: Winter Vines clear stamp set. It’s another design idea I have been itching to get stamped 😉

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 :)

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Rustic Christmas and Background Builders: Winter Vines

Ink:- VersaFine Onyx Black. Stampin’ Up! Old Olive and Real Red

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up! White, Old Olive and Real Red

Stamp Of The Week – Rustic Christmas

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This week I am continuing with Rustic Christmas as my SOTW, I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have shared so far? I thought I might run out of ideas, but luckily my creative mojo has reappeared and the ideas are flowing!

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Today I have a colourful rainbow Christmas card to share. There is nothing like a rainbow of colour to cheer up a frustrating night of silly little problems!

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For my card I simply stamped the rustic tree in a variety of bright Stampin’ Up! inks! I then added a white heat embossed sentiment on strip of black card, adhered using foam adhesive and a trio of Stampin’ Up! enamel dots to finish the card off. Super quick again and an easily mass produceable card!

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A perfect card for the current Uniko Challenge HERE. This month we want to see RAINBOW colours! There are prizes up for grabs and I would LOVE to see you join in on the FUN!

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 :)

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Supplies:-

Uniko Clear Stamps:- Rustic Christmas

Ink:- VersaMark, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade and Melon Mambo

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up! White and Summer Sun Card Base.

Accessories: Detail White EP. Foam Adhesive.

Stamp Of The Week – Rustic Christmas

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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

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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 :)

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Supplies:-

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

Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Thank you

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I’m back today with a little card & tag ensemble using this weeks Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Thank you. I’ve gone Christmassy too, combining it with sentiments & stars from Label Love: Christmas & a little dot trio from Balloon Bash…

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I was inspired by a card I spotted on Pinterest HERE and seen below by the awesomely talented & sweet Dawn McVey and thought I would do a CASE using the labels.

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Since making my little ensemble I have added the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine to my Christmas list, as I want to foil everything! LOL! I had drew the cross hatch style frame with a pencil then went over the lines with a gold Spica pen. I think it would have been much nicer foiled or now thinking about it I could have used my VersaMark pen & embossing powder.

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Anyway, after making the card I decided to make a matching tag using Papertrey Ink’s Tag Sale #4 die along with my Sizzix framelits 2 1/2″ circle die.

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Here is a photo of the ensemble…

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That’s all I have to share with you all today, I hope I have inspired you a little. I will be back again tomorrow with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.

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