Posts tagged “Snowflakes”

Introducing… Stencil Large Snowflake 1 and Large Snowflake 2

Happy Hump Day! 

We are back today to hopefully get you over the hump with some awesome inspiration as we introduce two fun and festive Stencils – Large Snowflake 1 and Large Snowflake 2.

As you might know, I love snowflakes, so I couldn’t choose just one, so I decided to release both!

Now let’s have a look at them in action. I’ve used the same layout & used the snowflake stencils the same way, but I’ve switched up the colours and used different stencils and sentiments to pair with them.

First up for Large Snowflake One I went for an unconventional colour scheme of pinks & reds. I started by placing the snowflake stencil and inking through with Altenew Frosty Pink ink. I then moved the stencil slightly to create a shadow effect and then inked through with Ruby Red.

I then removed the stencil and placed the mask over the main red snowflake before placing & inking through the Stencil – Let it Snow with Coral Berry ink. I then splattered with some Gansi Tambi gold watercolour and added the Let it Snow sentiment from Christmas Sentiments.

For my second card I used Large Snowflake Two. I followed the same steps as before. This time I used Concord & 9th Inks.

Oceanside & Midnight for the snowflakes and Aqua Sky for the Stencil Scattered Polka Dots. Again I added some gold splatters and the sentiment is from Festive Sentiments, adhered using foam adhesive.

So that’s the formal introductions done! Which means tomorrow is release day – yay!

So which is your favourite? I can’t decide TBH as I just love snowflakes. So that’s it just 4 stencils added to the Uniko line up. They will be available to purchase tomorrow HERE on the website at 9am GMT. 

If you need some more inspiration to help make up your mind, be sure to come back tomorrow for our usual blog hop & giveaway.
See you tomorrow.

Crafty Hugs 

Uniko Challenge #62 – ‘Tis The Season + Optional Twist Sparkle


Welcome to the November/December 2020 Uniko Challenge.

The theme for this challenge will come as no surprise – well ’tis the season after all! And if you’re fed up with this dreary year then why not add in a little sparkle to your card too.

We are delighted to welcome Sathya as our Guest Designer and she had created this adorable card to make you smile.

Have you spotted the Uniko sentiment? It’s always fabulous to see Uniko goodies mixing so well with other products. It woud be lovely if you had time to pop over to Sathya’s blog and leave her a super comment – HERE.

I’m super excited for Christmas and as always ‘Dreaming of a White Christmas!’ So, it might be no surprise to you all that I’ve created a snowflake card – haha!

And a rainbow snowflake too! I just love the Concord & 9th inks I bought last month (I think), the colours are dreamy and they ink and stamp beautifully.

Anyway, I decided to dust off the snowflake in BIG & BOLD Snow for my card today and paired it with the ‘Let it Snow’ sentiment from Simply Said Blocks Christmas.

I’ve added a tiny bit of sparkle to each of the snowflake centres using Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard.

As usual some of the Uniko Brand Ambassadors have joined in with the challenge launch and created beautiful cards to inspire you. So be sure to head on over HERE to see them and follow the links to their blogs for more details.

Need a little more inspiration? How about some prizes!


  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £15 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £5 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £5 eGift Certificate
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

And as we’re feeling festive we’re giving you an extra week to play along with this challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 1st January 2021.

Crafty Hugs! Bev x

Stamp & Designer Die Focus – BIG & BOLD Snow

Hey & Happy Hump Day!

I’m still here dreaming of a white Christmas and I don’t think this feeling is going to pass any time soon! And as it doesn’t look like snow is expected any time soon I thought I would get my snow fix by inking up BIG & BOLD Snow and giving the NEW Designer Dies another outing.

Often these mini clear stamp sets can be overlooked as to how much you can do with them. But add in some coordinating designer dies and it can breathe a whole new life into the stamps and opens so many more possibilities.

Today I have a trio of cards to share with you using both the stamps and the dies…


As you know I am a huge fan of aqua shades and when paired with snow or snowflakes, it’s no surprise it has to make an appearance!


I started with this card as I wanted to try out the stamp / die spotlight technique with the largest of the snowflakes in BIG & BOLD Snow, paired with the large snow stamp & matching die.


I started by stamping & die cutting the word snow, to see where I would place it on my card & where to place the snowflakes around it. I then did cut the snowflakes and temporarily adhered the layer to my base card to stamp the snowflakes. I finished the design off with some small accent snowflakes and some White Blizzard Nuvo Drops.

Next I wanted to create a one layer ombre card…


Thank goodness for stamping tools and the ease of creating a staggered ombre look and also for adding sparkle to a stamped layer. This is what I have done with the last darkest stamped snow.


To finish the design I used the positive snowflake die cuts from the first card, adding the stamped image inside the die cuts in Aqualicious ink and once I had adhered them to the card I finished the design off with some of the smaller stamped snowflakes and again White Blizzard Nuvo Drops.

Lastly for today I was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below my card. I decided to keep with the same aqua colour scheme, using my blender brushes to create the perfect base colour card.


And here is the sketch I followed…

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I love how you find the perfect sketch to fit with the products you are currently using and this one came together pretty quick too. This time I used the smaller of the snow sentiments and added just one stamped and die cut snowflake.


That’s all I have to share with you today using these products, but I will back with some more new release product inspiration tomorrow. Heads up, if you’re on Instagram, be sure to check out my feed HERE later today as I have a Win it Wednesday coming!

Okay, best get some more work done before the daylight has gone!

Crafty Hugs

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to another fun year here at Uniko. I am super excited to share another year of what I love… my designs, products and creations with you.

Tonight I am sharing the first part of a project that was made at the last Uniko Stamping Retreat back in November, A desk top CD Calendar…



These are so fun to make and are totally customisable, today I am sharing the front cover & January. For the front cover I couldn’t resist using the recently released Pure Florals: Peony. It is such a beautiful statement flower and as I have shown previously it looks stunning even when it is left uncoloured.


The die cut numbers I have used are the Concord & 9th Double Cut Numbers. They are such fun dies and the perfect size for this calendar and cards.


Obviously it is only correct to start in month order, so here I have paired the front cover with January. As the November Uniko Stamping Retreat’s main focus was the upcoming December Release products, I ‘had’ to use Snowflake Serenade!


Here I have stamped the main large image from Snowflake Serenade is stamped in Encore Silver ink and heat embossed with my favourite Stardust EP. I’ve then added a sentiment from the set and some of the small individual snowflakes using Altenew inks. I couldn’t resist adding a few drops of Gloss White Nuvo Drops to the snowflake centres too 😉

That’s all I have to share today of this 2019 Desk Top Calendar, I will be back tomorrow with more months to share and at the end of the feature I will share a link for you to download and print the pages I created myself in Photoshop.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today and Happy 2019!


25 Days Of Christmas Tags – Day 1 Inspired


I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend? And those in the UK have had a warm and safe Bonfire Night.

We’ve just got back from taking The Beans to the fireworks show at the riverside in town. When we told them tonight that it was time to get ready, they both rushed to get their Disney Magic Bands. They thought we were going to The Magic Kingdom to watch the fireworks there!!  Oh how I wish we were still in Florida 😉

Anyway, today I have a tag to share. I thought it was about time I  got myself organised and actually join in on Tracey McNeeley’s 25 Days Of Christmas Tags event AND not just as a sponsor!


Yep, you read that right, Uniko is one of the 26 sponsors of the 8th 25 Days Of Christmas Tags – YAY! Below is a graphic showing all of the wonderful sponsors of this event…

Sponsors 2018

So I am joining in on the fun and made this tag to share…


My inspiration for this tag came from Jo Nevill’s tag HERE on Day 1 of the event. As soon as I saw Jo’s card I instantly thought of the NEW Background Builders: Christmas 2018 clear stamp set. Plus I do love this colour combo red, kraft and white.


Along with using Background Builders: Christmas 2018 on the kraft die cut tag (Papertrey Ink), I used the smallest snowflake die from the Designer Die Snowflake Trio, the solid flower stamped in red is from Flower Power #1 and the sentiment from Simply Said Blocks Christmas.


It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added clear Wink of Stella to the snowflake for a little bit of sparkle. The 3 black dots in the flower centre were added using a fine liner to make the flower resemble a poinsettia.

That’s all I have to share with you today, but I hope to be back tomorrow with more and I hope I have inspired you a little to join in on this fun event?!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂


Featured in Cards & Crafts for Christmas


Happy Weekend & HAPPY long Bank Holiday weekend to all in the UK, you’ve got to love an extra day to the weekend!

Today I am back to share a little more about the Uniko feature in Cards & Crafts for Christmas, which I shared on social media on Friday.

I am always truly honoured to be approached by editors to design digital stamps and have my cards featured. I also love sharing things for free, which brings me on to the feature in Cards & Crafts for Christmas….

I also LOVE snowflakes, glitter and sparkle, so when I received the brief my heart skipped a beat and these are the snowflake digital stamps I came up with and a snippet of the feature from the magazine…

The digital stamps can be downloaded from and the digital stamps in the magazine can be found HERE, you will need to register to be able to download them.

I’d LOVE to see if you use these freebies or any of the free digital stamps I have designed in the past. I have links to some of them HERE.

So if you have made something and blogged about it, email me a link to OR if you have posted it on social media, such as Instagram or Facebook, be sure to tag @unikoltd or  use the #unikoltd or #unikostamps and I will be able to find them.

That’s all from me today, but I will be back again soon with more to share! Until then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the freebies 😉


Uniko Feature In January’s Craft Stamper Magazine!


Here at Uniko we are kicking off the Festive Season with a feature in the NEW January issue of Craft Stamper Magazine!

Have you got your copy yet?! The January issue of Craft Stamper magazine went on sale yesterday. I’m still awaiting my copy to come through the post 🙁  However, I know you won’t be disappointed in the issue or the Uniko feature!

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For the feature this time I have teamed up with a couple of the Craft Stamper Designers and we each used Uniko’s Stunning Snowflakes clear stamp set to make a couple of mixed media projects. I’ve already had a peek at one of the Designers projects and it is so fun to see how others think to use the stamps!

Here are a couple of peeks at my projects…

Beverley Brown1

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Beverley Brown2

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If you would like to get a copy of the magazine, here’s some of the places you can get the magazine from December 1st 2017. to buy subscriptions, for single print copies, digital copies from Overseas subscriptions are available too!

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


25 Days Of Christmas Tags – Day 21!


I’m super happy you’ve popped by today as here at Uniko we are super excited to be part of a wonderful festive event…


This is the 7th year the lovely and creative Tracey McNeely  from In My Creative Opinion has organised this fun and festive event to spread Christmas Cheer.

Uniko are honoured to be one of the 25 sponsors of the event and to be taking part 🙂

Sponsors 2017

Myself and the Uniko Design Team have got our festive on and created some Christmas Tags to share with you, so let’s get to the inspiration!



First up I decided to go a little ‘Traditional’ with a classic red, white and gold combo. I don’t think Festive Sentiments has left my desk since it was released last month!

I dusted off one of my all time favourite Papertrey Ink Tag Sale dies, this is No.5 I love the curved top and the notched bottom of this tag shape and it as a good size, not too big, but not too small!



So for this tag I simply die cut the tag from Stampin’ Up! Real Red card, stamped my sentiment from Festive Sentiments in VersaMark and heat embossed in Gold EP. I added a Soft Stone satin ribbon tail, secured with some Stampin’ Up! bakers twine.

Next, I couldn’t resist a snowflake tag!


I am loving having the Uniko Designer Die Snowflake Trio back in the inventory, I sure have missed using these beauties!

I fairly recently purchased some Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Boxes to use as gift packaging this Christmas and I thought it was the perfect size to dress up using a not so recent Stampin’ Up! purchase of the Cheerful Tags dies! I think these are now retired.

There are 2 tags in the set of Cheerful Tags dies and the one I have used has handy ribbon threading holes at the top and bottom of the tag. The tag does come with a back, but I didn’t need it and wanted my tag to be completely flat against the lid of the box.



I didn’t want a design that would take too much focus off the sparkly medium snowflake, but I really wanted to pair it with the recently released Uniko Wonky Stripes Stencil! So, I opted for a soft Altenew grey ink (Silver Stone) to ink the stencil design onto the tag shape. I then simply adhered the tag over the top using foam adhesive. The ribbon is another favourite of mine, Hawaiian Shores from Papertrey Ink.

I had planned to make SO many different tags using Uniko’s festive clear stamps, but time was not on my side! Hopefully I will get to make and share these before the end of the event!

Anyway, the Uniko Design Team have some festive inspiration to share with you too, be sure to stop by their blogs (links below) and leave some love!

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

All the details about the event and link up can be found HERE. Today’s Uniko post on Tracey’s blog can be found HERE.


November 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


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…


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.


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…


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


Feeling Festive!


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 🙂