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December 2018 Reveal, Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Woohoo!

Finally the day has arrived and the December 2018 Reveal, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY is here! The Release will be available to purchase HERE at a NEW time of 9pm GMT tonight.

Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, where I have formally introduced all the NEW products. Now I have a couple more cards to share using some of the new stamps & stencils.

First up I have a card using Wonderful Day…

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I thought I’d start with a bright and cheerful card :) When I made my previous Wonderful Day cards I shared HERE, I stamped a bunch of the layered solid flower blooms in a variety of colours. These were 3 that were leftover and perfect to pop on a card.

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I kept the card really simple with the Wonderful Day sentiment, embellishing the flowers with a leaf & foliage sprig and some Glossy Simply White Nuvo Drops. I added dimension to just the one pink flower and whole panel is adhered to the card base using foam adhesive too.

Next I had to use Pure Florals: Peony…

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This time I stamped and embossed the smaller Peony bloom with VersaMark & Detail White EP onto watercolour card. I then used my Altenew watercolours to colour the blooms. Again, I am no expert at colouring or watercoloring, but having embossed the flowers, it gives you a line to keep inside. Plus with Peony flowers being so ‘fluffy’ and full you can get away with a more free style and artistic approach to colouring. Well, that’s my thinking anyway 😉

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The sentiment is just one of the options from the stamp set and again I fussy cut and layered the blooms, with just the top left adhered with foam adhesive for a little dimension.

Lastly, I went Christmassy and used the Stencil In The Forest…

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To create this card I used Distress Oxide Inks in Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Forest Moss. I secured my card layer and stencil in place and then loosely masked around each tree to selectively colour it with one of the trio of greens. It was quite a timely process, but the result is pretty cool.

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I tied some red bakers twine with a bell bow to make the card resemble a Christmas gift and added the Jingle Bells sentiment from Simply Said Blocks Christmas.

That’s all I have to share with you for today, but I know that the team have an abundance of inspiration to show you using the new products.

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Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE Release!! You have until Midnight (GMT) Friday 14th December 2018 to comment and the winner will be announced soon after.

Happy Hopping!

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Introducing… Pure Florals Peony Clear Stamp Set

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Welcome to Day 4 of the December 2018 Release product introductions.

I am so happy you have decided to pop by again. Today is the last of the December production introductions and I have saved a new favourite till last. Pure Florals: Peony :)

I have one more bonus card to share with you today using the smaller bloom from the clear stamp set…

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How about some classic colouring on kraft card stock with pencils? I wouldn’t class myself no where near an expert at colouring and I think this is a perfect choice and combination of mediums to get lovely results. I used 3 shades of pink Prismacolor Pencils plus white for the bloom and 3 greens for the leaves.

Once I had stamped the flower in VersaMark ink and heat embossed in white EP I started colouring. I always start with adding shading with the darkest colours and finish with the lightest and white to blend them together.

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To finish the card, I added some simple white bakers twine, a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II and some of my favourite Gloss Simply White Nuvo Drops!

As it is the season of giving, each day of the introductions I will be randomly selecting one lucky comment from either this blog post, the Uniko website blog post, Facebook or Instagram to receive an eGift Certificate code to the value of £10! So be sure to leave a lovely comment 😉 Winners will be announced on Tuesday 11th December before the release!

Winners will be announced tomorrow Tuesday 11th December before the release at 9pm GMT!
Thanks for stopping by today!

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Uniko Sponsors AAA Cards – All You Need Is Love

Hello & Happy Sunday!

I do hope you are having a good weekend so far? It’s been a sick one here at Uniko HQ as I currently type my post on my laptop from bed! Urgh, the joys of 3 years olds and the germs they bring home from nursery!

Anyway, enough with that, Uniko is super duper happy to be sponsoring one of my favourite challenges this fortnight, AAA Cards.

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This fortnight the challenge HERE at AAA Cards is appropriately All You Need is LOVE, good if you’re like me and haven’t made your significant other a Valentine’s card yet!

But what if you don’t need or send Valentine’s cards? Well, I always remember when I visited Finland with my mum around that time and my mums friend who we stayed with said that they celebrated friendship on Valentine’s Day. I think I have remembered correctly, but it’s a nice idea anyway!

I’ve opted more for a Wedding Day LOVE card…

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I used Pure Florals: Cosmos to stamp inside a die cut heart mask using a trio of Altenew inks. I added a mix and match of sentiments from Simply said II and Simply Said Blocks. I then finished the design off using some enamel shapes.

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I hope you’re inspired to join in on the challenge & I look forward to seeing you in the gallery too!

Until then, thanks for stopping by!

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Ultraviolet Hugs!

Hello!

I’m back today with a card inspired by Pantone’s colour of 2018 Ultraviolet. Taken from the Pantone website,  this years colours is…

‘A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future’.

They continue to talk about how the colour suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, with intrigue of what lies ahead. The vast night sky is symbolic of what is possible and how it can inspire.

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A future trend for Autumn/Winter 2018/19 is Celestial and we are already seeing this emerge within the paper crafting community with night sky/outer space background along with stars, constellations and star signs. So Pantone’s Ultraviolet colour of the year pairs wonderfully with this and I am sure you will be seeing LOTS of shades of purple around blog land in the coming weeks and months.

Though Uniko has a small ‘celestial’ inspired range of stamps (Background Blocks Stars, Background Builders: Seeing Stars and Reach For The Stars) however, I wanted to use shades of purple in a different way and for today’s card I decided to combine 3 of the clear stamp sets from the recent December Release. Pure Florals: Rose, BIG & BOLD Hugs and Large Background Scattered Polka Dots.

I’ve not really set any New Years resolutions this year, because when I do I always seem to fail within a day or so, as they are simply unrealistic. Such as trying to make a card and blog everyday. As much as I want to be able to do this, my life with being a housewife, full time mum to The Beans, running Uniko and all that is involved with a small business, is simply unachievable.

I’ve seen others choose #onelittleword to live by for the year, but I can’t seem to decide upon just one word! So this year I am going to be ME. To aim high, to do my best and improve in all aspects of my life, to be kind, spread kindness and cheer. Most of all teaching The Beans all these things.

One of things I want to improve on is actually sending more of the cards I make. It is quite sad that many of the cards I have made in the past that don’t make it onto a sample board, sit and collect dust or hide away in a box :( I was proactive towards the end of 2017 and donated quite a few cards to a customer to sell for charity.

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So this card was made for a purpose, to cheer someone up and to send a hug in an envelope as they are too far away to hug in person. Hopefully the recipient will share this card on social media when they receive it?!

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Anyway, back to my card! I’ve stamped the roses and leaves, masking in-between and colouring with Prismacolor Pencils. I then masked them all to stamp the Large Background Scattered Polka Dots in Altenew Limestone ink. The ‘hugs’ sentiment is stamped in Altenew Deep Iris ink, fussy cut out and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

That’s all I have to share with you today, thank you for stopping by & I hope to be back tomorrow (I’ve a Bean Free Day) with more to share.

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December 2017 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey!

Finally the day has arrived and the Uniko December Release is NOW available to purchase HERE on the website. We have our traditional Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hopefully you have hopped over from the Uniko Blogspot blog HERE, where I have formally introduced all EIGHT new products lining the shelves! We have 5 new clear stamp sets AND 3 NEW Uniko Stencil Designs!! Plus I have a little December Release FREEBIE for orders of £20 or more while stocks last.

How about a little bit of inspiration…

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I decided to ink up Pure Florals: Rose again, this time using the large solid bloom. I’ve stamped the bloom on kraft card using Altenew Coral Berry ink. After stamping the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, I then went in with a red Prismacolor pencil and added some shading to the petals of the rose.

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I finished the edge of the card off by stamping Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts in VersaMark ink onto black card and embossing with clear embossing powder.

Lastly for today I thought I would share a card using the 2017 December Release FREEBIE, So Much…

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I’ve used my MISTI tool to stamp the floral bouquet and simple rotated my white mat layer 180 degrees and stamped again to get the mirrored effect. The flowers are coloured with Prismacolor pencils and the sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks.

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That’s all from me today, as I simply ran out of time to create :(

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE December 2017 Release!! You have until Midnight (GMT) Saturday 23rd December 2017 to comment and the winner will be announced Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December 2017!

Happy Hopping!

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

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

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Introducing… Pure Florals: Rose

Hey!

Welcome back to the final day of the product introductions for the December release. This is the exciting bit where you get to see the sneak peeks in action!

Today myself and my awesome Design Team  are introducing the next clear stamp set in the Pure Florals series, Pure Florals: Rose. Hopefully you have hopped over here from the start of the hop HERE, where I have shared another CAS card using this clear stamp set.
How about one more colourful card, this time using the outline Rose blooms…
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I’ve had a small collection of Zig Clean Colour Brush pens for far to long and most of them have sat unopened and unloved. So it was the perfect chance to give a few of the colours a whirl!
Now, I struggled a little, first stamping in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, but I found this to run when adding my water to blend. I didn’t mind this so much for the flowers peeking out on the base card as I wanted grey shading. But for the top coloured panel I ‘cheated’ a little and I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder!
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That’s all from me here today, but be sure to hop around the Design Team blogs and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes!

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

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 Sarah P

I hope you enjoyed the hop and getting to see this new clear stamp set in action?

That’s all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for the Reveal, Release, Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!!

Release Schedule…
Sneak Peeks 10th – 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th – 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT 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 these clear stamps!

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September 2017 Craft Stamper Magazine!

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Have you got your copy yet?! The September issue of Craft Stamper magazine went on sale yesterday. I was lucky enough to receive a copy in the mail earlier in the week and eager to see the Uniko feature. I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed as I had already seen some of the Design Team projects. However, seeing them in print is a whole new perspective and DELIGHT :)

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Anyway, I shared some sneak peeks HERE the other day of the projects featured in the magazine and today I am back to share a few more sneak peeks at the projects featured over HERE on the Craft Stamper blog today!

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Head on over HERE to the Craft Stamper magazine blog for the full photos and details on all of the projects featured above!

If you would like to get a copy of the magazine, here’s some of the places you can get the magazine from August 4th…www.craftstamper.com to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.com for single print copies, digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk Overseas subscriptions are available too!

That’s all from me today, thanks for stopping by :)

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Excited for Septembers Craft Stamper Magazine!

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I am super duper excited to share some sneaky peeks of some projects the Design Team and I have in a Uniko feature in the September issue of Craft Stamper magazine – whoop!

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I was beyond thrilled when Trish Latimer the Editor of Craft Stamper emailed me to see if Uniko along with the Design Team would be interested in making some projects for a feature in the magazine. As you can see, I did and my Design Team have been amazing and created SO many mixed media projects using Uniko products, that they couldn’t fit them all in the magazine feature! Fear not the extra ones will be on their blog 😉

Subscribers to the magazine will have probably received their copy through the mail by now, but those who want to grab a copy they will go on sale on Friday 4th August. I’ve attached some info as to how to purchase a copy online or get a subscription at the end of the post.

Anyway, how about a few sneaky peek photos at a few of the projects featured…

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These first two photos are of projects I created. I had a little bit of a theme going and I was also inspired by the current trend of pairing florals with geometrics. Can you spot my signature colour combo too?!

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This beautiful blue and turquoise card is by Jane, again bang on trend with pairing geometrics, this time with the butterfly from English Country Garden Butterflies.

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This project peek is one of Lindsey’s. Just look at the layering of stamped images and pretty colours. Can you name some of the sets Lindsey has used on the background?! If you can, tell me in the comments and I’ll pick a winner to receive one of the sets featured 😉

Next is another pretty English Country Garden Butterfly project, this time by Rahmat…

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Another beautiful pairing of the butterfly, this time with Pure Florals: Lily. Such pretty shades of pink, beautiful ink splatters and shiny sequins :)

There is a bit of a trend appearing, with another project featuring English Country Garden Butterflies. A firm favourite among the DT 😉 This is one of the projects by Sarah G. I love how Sarah has used the sentiment from the set in the background and the blues, turquoise and greens. Such fresh and happy colours.

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Lastly, but by no means least is this fabulous sneak peek by Sarah P…

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Another firm favourite of the myself and the DT is Originally Organic. It also seems pretty popular in store as again it is sold out! I will be getting a restock of this set along with others in the next couple of weeks 😉

I hope you have enjoyed this sneaky peek post and are now itching to get your hands on the magazine?! You definitely want to get a copy either physical or digital as there is a giveaway of some kind in the magazine, where you can win some Uniko clear stamps!

Here’s some of the places you can get the magazine from August 4th…www.craftstamper.com to buy subscriptions, www.mags-uk.com for single print copies, digital copies from www.pocketmags.co.uk Overseas subscriptions are available too!

That’s all from me today, thanks for stopping by :)

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a BIG Thank You & Farewell…

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It’s another of those posts that I find hard to write and put all my feelings into. It is with sadness that  we at Uniko are saying farewell to another of our FABulous Design Team members Sarah Gray from Funky Fossil Designs.

Sarah has been a member of the Uniko DT since March 2015. For over 2 years I have had the honour and pleasure of having Sarah as part of the Uniko family. It seems longer than 2 years as before Sarah was a member of the DT, she was a regular customer too! Seeing the inspiration and creativity flow when Sarah works her magic with Uniko products is simply amazing.
A BIG thank you will never be enough to resonate my gratitude for all that Sarah has done for me and Uniko, she has truly been an inspiration to me and I am sure to all the Uniko customers old and new alike.

Over HERE is the start of the farewell hop & I have also shared a small selection of my favourite cards Sarah has made  whilst being on the DT. This was SO hard as I love each and every one that Sarah has made!!

So, we couldn’t let Sarah leave without giving her a little farewell send off, so the Design Team & I each made a card to share. This is what I have created…

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I opted for one of the Pure Florals: Gerbera flowers, as Sarah’s use of this clear stamp set WOWs me every time and decided to go ‘Rainbow’ style too and give my new Faber-Castell Polychromos another use!

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I’ve kept the design of my card pretty simple, using just the Background Blocks: Horizontal Stripe (vertically). I stamped it in Altenew Limestone ink, to let the colourful Gerbera take centre stage. I was wanting to add the ‘perfect’ thanks sentiment, but I really need to design the ‘perfect’ thank you set 😉 Instead I opted for a sentiment from Originally Organic Additions. I chose this particular sentiment as Sarah is a blessing and a wonderful friend.

I’m going to enter this in to the challenge over at AAA Cards too, as their current challenge HERE is rainbow.

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 That’s all I have to share creatively today, but be sure to follow the links below to see what the Design Team created.

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

THANK YOU Sarah for everything! You had been a blessing to Uniko and you WILL be truly missed by us all.

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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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#unikoltd

#unikostamps

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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