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November 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

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It’s time for another Uniko Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY – Whoohoo!! For those of you who are new around these parts I will explain what this post is all about…

Here at Uniko HQ it is just myself behind the screen, blogging, designing, packaging stamps & orders through the Uniko online shop, customer service and all the things in between. I *usually* release new product every other month for a number of reasons, but mainly so I can keep up with everything!
On non – release months like this month I like to set myself and the Design Team a challenge to look back at a previously released product and give it some more love.
Usually I choose a product that was released the previous year or a once favourite that hasn’t seen much air time! This month however, I decided to look back at a few products Uniko released in October 2017 HERE.

Specifically the Uniko Designer Dies and NEW Uniko Stencils…

Designer Die Snowflake Trio £15, Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Designer Dies Flower Power #1 – #6 Collection £12, Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Uniko Stencil Scattered Polka Dots £4.50, Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Uniko Stencil Wonky Stripes £4.50, Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

So, I have a little trio of cards to share with you today using some of these products. I was hoping to have more than three projects, but my plans were foiled yesterday by a poorly bean with a high temp, which consequently meant no nursery and no free time for this mummy! Hopefully what I do have to share will inspire you?!

First up a snowflake card…

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For this card I was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below. The angled section on the sketch made me instantly think of the Wonky Stripes stencil.

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I reached for my newest Altenew Shades Of Purple inks and masked off a section of the stencil before pouncing the ink onto my card base from lightest to darkest to match the lower left angled section of the sketch.

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The snowflake is the medium size of the trio and after die cutting from white card I then applied Lavender Fields ink and then applied a sparkly covering of Stampin’ Up! glitter 😉 The sentiment is from Simply Said II.

Next I wanted to give the new Flower Power 1 – 6 Collection of dies some love…

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Firstly I decided to reach for Flower Power #4 one of the flowers I tend to neglect :( I decided to create a cascade effect of all the elements contained in the set, reaching for my trusty colour combination to inspire me. With it being the season of thanks I used a sentiment from Flower Power #3.

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All the stamps in this series are designed to coordinate and mix and match with one another to help stretch your supplies and provide you with more creative options.

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Lastly, I reached for one of my favourites, Flower Power #2. This flower is inspired by Cherry Blossom and as I have been designing Spring themed clear stamps in the studio I was inspired to use this flower.

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I stamped a subtle background using the ‘Just For You’ sentiment and layered my stamped and die cut flower over the top adhering with foam adhesive. I then decided to pair the ‘Happy Birthday’ from Simply Said Blocks.

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That’s all I have to share with you today, but I know the Design Team have a wealth of inspiration to share with you, prepare to be WOWED! Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win ALL the products being revisited. You have until Midnight (GMT) Saturday 18th November to comment and the winner will be announced Sunday 19th November 2017.

Happy Hopping!

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

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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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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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October 2017 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

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It might be Monday, but it is a HAPPY Monday here at Uniko HQ, as it is FINALLY release day! All the products and sneak peeks at brand spanking NEW products are now available HERE to purchase.

Hopefully you have hopped over from the Uniko Blogspot blog HERE, where I have formally introduced all NINE new products lining the shelves! We have 5 new clear stamp sets, 2 new Designer Dies AND 2 NEW Uniko Stencil Designs!!

How about a little bit of inspiration using the new products…

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First up is this wintery snowflake window card. I’ve used Background Blocks Falling Snowflakes, stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in white behind a window die cut using a tag shaped die. I’ve then added a sentiment from Festive Sentiments and embellished the design with the small Designer Die Snowflake.

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My next are samples I created whilst demoing at Stamp Magic yesterday. I couldn’t resist giving the NEW Uniko Stencils a whirl with my recently purchased and growing collection of Distress Oxide Inks and then doing some simple stamping using Block Party Christmas and Organic Wishes.

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Here I have used Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry to blend together using a ‘pouncing’ motion with my ink blending tool over the Wonky Stripes Stencil. I have then stamped the heart ended seed heads, double stem and sentiment from Organic Wishes.

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While I was using the Wonky Stripes Stencil I sent ahead and created another panel using the same colours. This time I decided to over stamp Block Party Christmas.

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It is a really fun and unique way of adding colour and interest to these subway art style stamps! Plus each time you blend the colours you can achieve a different colour way, blend mix and look of the stencil design.

Lastly I decided to give some more love to the Scattered Polka Dots Stencil and again paired it with Block Party Christmas.

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Hopefully I have inspired you a little more using the new products available today, but I know that the Design Team have some fabulous inspiration too, so be sure to hop along the links below and to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE October 2017 Release!! You have until Midnight (BST) Monday 23rd October to comment and the winner will be announced Tuesday 24th October.

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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October 2017 Sneak Peeks Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the October 2017 Sneak Peeks and thank you to all that left such lovely comments on yesterday’s peek HERE.

Today I have 2 peeks to share with you…

First up is a festive sentiment clear stamp set, which is sure to be a ‘go to’ set for all your Christmas and Holiday projects.

How about a Background Block of snowflakes?! If you know me well, you know I love a good snowflake 😉

That’s all I have to share with you today, but I will be back tomorrow with more!

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 the Sneak Peeks!

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25 Days Of Christmas Tags

Hey and Happy Tuesday!

Uniko is excited and honoured to be taking part AND sponsoring the FABulous 25 Days of Christmas Tags hosted and organised by the lovely Tracey McNeely from In My Creative Opinion.

All the fun began on Nov 1st HERE and there are lots of prizes and inspiration to be had, so be sure to check it out from the beginning.

Anyway, the Uniko DT myself included have made a Christmas tag or two to inspire and share with you, all the links can be found HERE.
This is what I came up with…

I’ve seen a few shaker tags around blog land and Pinterest and so I thought I would challenge myself to have a go! I was also inspired by the current “Less is More” challenge HERE, which is to use Purple and Gold, though as I have made a tag, rather than a cardI am not entering into the challenge. I used the challenge as inspiration.

Anyway, I started by die cutting 3 of my tags from white card. I then die cut a rounded rectangle from one of the tags to create my window. The snowflakes are my favourite trio from Stunning Snowflakes and I stamped them onto the second die cut tag.

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I used a mixture of gold and purple sequins for my shaker and added a gold heat embossed snowflake with a few enamel dots to embellish the outside of the tag. Some satin ribbon and bakers twine finished the tag off nicely.

The third tag I die cut was to create a back to my tag, scoring and adhering only a small section at the top so my tag would stand up! It also gives a flat surface to write the recipients name and message too.

Before I go I have a couple more tags to share, which are SNEAKY sneak peeks at a couple of clear stamp sets being released in a couple of weeks 😉

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Now, I am also offering an extra prize to the Sponsor Prize!

Simply comment on all of the Uniko Design Team blog posts (links above) AND Tracey’s post HERE and I will use random.org to select a winner to receive a November 2016 Release Clear Stamp Set!! You have until midnight GMT 26th November 2016 to leave your comment for the chance to win!

I hope we have inspired you to join in on the fun and I look forward to seeing you in the gallery link up!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week, this week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Anyway, here is todays card using the set…

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Todays card is almost a one layer card, but the die cut gold SNOW & tiny rhinestones adds a postal friendly layer to it. This card was inspired by this non Christmas card HERE and below.

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The colours for my card are inspired by the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge HERE which is a colour challenge, but you get to choose from any of the 2015 colour combos.

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SO many wonderful choices, that I actually made 2 cards but the second I will be sharing in next weeks Stamp Of The Week 😉

Anyway, I chose Challenge #144 colours seen HERE and below…

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I never found time to join in on these colours & they are perfect for a snowflake card 😉 Another much needed Christmas card & one that can be fairly quickly mass produced if needed! I’ll leave you with one last view of the card…

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Today we have family visiting, so I might not get much time in the studio to create. Hopefully I will get time to make one last card using this set to share with you tomorrow.

Don’t forget that the Stunning Snowflakes set is discounted this week & will be back to it’s normal price on Monday. We also have FREE UK SHIPPING & all international orders will receive a £3 shipping refund.

Until the next time, thank you for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week, this week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Anyway, here is todays card using the set…

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I’ve combined 2 challenges for this card, first up the layout and overall design is based on this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below.

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I started out with a different version of this card but made a few boo boos on it so abandoned it, I may try it again & share if it works! Then I remembered I have the SU! polka dot stencil and decided to do some ink daubing through it, something I’ve not done much of at all. So much so that I couldn’t even find a dauber! I used a dry baby wipe instead to brush the ink onto the black CS through the stencil which has resulted in a softer edge to my gold polka dots.

Secondly the colour scheme of my card is inspired by the new Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below.

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Usually I would use less black and more white and gold but decided to give the black more focus. Instead of adding sentiment I decided to leave the card sentiment free & add a few rhinestones for added shine and sparkle. The stamped & fussy cut snowflake is adhered to the card using foam adhesive and lightly brushed with a clear Wink Of Stella pen.

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That’s all from me this evening, it’s been another long day with the beans today. They were tired following their afternoon at Grandma’s & Grandad’s yesterday and so were quite irritable at times and quite demanding for attention. Hence this mummy is quite tired now!

I have some December Daily to catch up on so I might relax in the studio and have a play! I will be back tomorrow with more to share using this set & until then, thank you for stopping by.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week. Seriously, how did we get to Thursday & Thursday evening here in the UK?? These days and weeks are just flying past me at the speed of light! Anyway, back to this weeks Stamp Of The Week 😉

This week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Here’s my card using the set…

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I was inspired by the current Muse challenge card seen HERE and below. Isn’t it a FUN card? I instantly thought of the tiny snowflakes from the set and had to ink them up.

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For the stamped coloured circles I used a circle stamp from the first Uniko clear stamp set, Today, Tomorrow & Always Extra Time. I partially inked the trio of dots stamping them in Memento Luxe Rose Bud, VersaMagic Turquoise Gem & Aquatic Splash. I stamped the sentiment and added a few rhinestones for sparkle. The panel is then mounted to the card base using foam adhesive.

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Just a little info if you’re not on Facebook or signed up for the Uniko newsletter, I have some FESTIVE SHIPPING OFFERS. The UK FREE SHIPPING has been extended AND I am also offering £3 off ALL INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING*, until Sunday 20th December 10pm GMT.

*No minimum spend & no code required. The £3 will be refunded prior to shipping, converted to the currency you paid in*

Ok that’s all from me today, short and sweet from me this evening. I have had an unexpected but VERY welcomed ‘bean free’ few hours AND a VERY VERY long list of things to do! I will be back again tomorrow with more to share & until then, THANK YOU for stopping by today.

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Stamp Of The Week – Stunning Snowflakes

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week. I took a little break last week due to Black Friday & due to illness. BUT I am back this week with more projects to share :)

Basically each week I will be choosing a stamp set to dust off & give some inky love to. Though I am open to requests of stamp sets to revisit, so if you have a request either leave a comment or drop me an email. Along with giving the set some love, the featured set is also discounted in store for that week.

This week I am dusting off… Stunning Snowflakes

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This clear stamp set is one of my all time favourites and so I had to ‘feature’ it before Christmas. I simply love snow and snowflakes & wish it snowed here in the UK more often!

Anyway, enough of my ramblings, how about a card…

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I had to try the CAS Colours & Sketches sketch again seen HERE and below, it’s been a challenging one, but I have enjoyed the creative challenge!

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I had assorts of ideas floating around my head and I tried a variety of techniques but I wasn’t happy with any of the results. I ended up simply creating a semi circular mask and stamping the snowflakes inside the mask, then adding a gold ‘SNOW’ die cut using SU! Little Letters Dies. I added a few tiny rhinestones to finish the design off and add a little more sparkle.

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As I can’t resist a challenge, I decided to combine a colour challenge too 😉 These colours are from the current {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge seen HERE and below. I love turquoise/aquamarine and so this combined with snowflakes made me extremely happy! Haha!

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Don’t forget that the Stunning Snowflake clear stamp set is discounted this week HERE, it also remains at the recent Black Friday Sale price!

As we have officially started the Countdown to Christmas I have FREE UK SHIPPING on all orders in the United Kingdom  from NOW until 10pm GMT 3rd December. Not to worry if you are outside of the UK, I haven’t forgotten you! Stay tuned this week or sign up to receive our newsletter for a special offer coming your way 😉

Ok, that’s all from me today, these beans need some mummy attention! I will be back tomorrow for more to share, until then THANK YOU for stopping by.

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Have you joined in yet?

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I’m here today along with our Guest Designers & some of the Design Team to remind you that there is still time to join in on the current Uniko Challenge HERE.

This month we have another super easy challenge for you…

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with an optional twist of CAS

I am sure you are all busying away creating for Christmas now that it is less than a month away, so why not join in on the fun. As always there are prizes up for grabs too 😉

This month we have two wonderful Guest Designers, firstly our winner from Challenge #25 Jen from The Other Fickle Pixie and Shona from Twine Around. Be sure to stop on by their blogs to see what they have created & why not have a peek around their blog too, you won’t be disappointed!

Don’t forget to visit the Uniko Design Team too & see what they’ve created, all the links to their blogs can be found HERE on the challenge post.

Onto my card…

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As you can see I have gone super CAS for this one & one layer too, perfect for mailing out! I used a few other challenges to spark my creativity. First up is the current 2 week challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below. I’ve had so many ideas whirling around for this sketch but with being ill I hadn’t found time to join in.

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I was also inspired by the new Fusion Card Challenge HERE and seen below, I used the colours from the inspiration photo. Such lovely turquoise/blue tones with sparkly silver & white.

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As you can see from this close up below, I have used 2 snowflakes from Stunning Snowflakes & heat embossed one the sentiments from the set with Stardust EP for the sparkle! I was going to say I used one of my favourite sentiments from the set, but I actually LOVE them all! Haha!

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I actually chose this particular sentiment due to the new challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges HERE. This fortnight it is an inspired by words challenge & the words are…

SNOWFLAKES ARE WINTER’S BUTTERFLIES

So, I thought I would join in over there too! Ok, I have one last little bit of info for you before I go & that is…

It’s BLACK FRIDAY!

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Uniko have a special Black Friday event on, we have over 50% off selected clear stamp sets on the SALE page & also on the RETIRING page. Be sure to grab yourself a bargain, as stock is very limited on some items. The SALE ends on Sunday 29th November, but the RETIRING items will remain reduced until all stock is sold.

Finally that’s all from me today! Hope to see you joining in on the Uniko Challenge 😉

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