Posts tagged “Sparkle”

Introducing… Background Blocks Falling Snowflakes

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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 we are now onto day 3 of the product introductions. You can catch up HERE and HERE with day 1 and 2.

Today the Design Team and I are introducing the next stamp in the Background Blocks series, called Falling  Snowflakes. If you’ve been a long time follower, you will know that I love, love LOVE snowflakes :) so this stamp just had to be done!

Plus I am reintroducing the Designer Dies Snowflake Trio – YAY! This set of dies was originally launched back in October 2013 and due to various reasons that I won’t bore you with, I scaled back on restocking dies. Anyway, I am super duper pleased to have this set back in and available to purchase again with the October Release!!

So, how about some inspiration using these products…

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This card shows the design in it’s entirety, a lovely cascade of simple snowflakes! Here I have embossed them in white onto Stampin’ Up! Night Of Navy card along with an embossed sentiment from BIG & BOLD Snow. I added a few baby blue tiny rhinestone for a little sparkle too!

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I used my MISTI to position both the sentiment and the background block, as I knew I would want to do another card using this layout and this is how…

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I simply reversed the colours and this time added a medium snowflake from the Designer Die Snowflake Trio, which is smothered in Stampin’ Up! glitter!

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Hopefully you can see the sparkle in the photo above, it sure makes my heart happy to see sparkly Uniko snowflakes again!

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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To BEE or not to BEE Blog Hop

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Today I am super excited to have been invited and to take part in a wonderful blog hop organised by Milka from Crafty Milka.

The purpose of the blog hope is to support Bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products. It is also in support of the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association that May 20th be declared as World Bee Day by the United Nations (UN).

There are 14 fantastic companies and artists supporting the blog hop with their incredible generosity, which includes myself Uniko :)

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All the prize information can be found HERE at the start of the hop and to be in with a chance of winning one of the 14 prizes, simply comment along each stop of the hop!

Now for some creative inspiration…

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With not owning any bee stamps :( I knew I had to BEE creative with my card! The recently released Background Block Horizontal Stripe was perfect for the idea I had envisioned and the result is what you see above.

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I selectively inked alternate stripes first in black ink and then in yellow ink, using my MISTI tool to keep the stamp and card stock all lined up. The bee is a free hand drawing I did myself, which I fussy cut out and adhered to the card using foam adhesive. I also gave the bee a lovely coating of clear Wink Of Stella.

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The sentiment is from the recently released Happy Succulents clear stamp set and fussy cut out and adhered with foam adhesive too. I then drew in some little lines to give the bee some movement and as I couldn’t find a white gel pen to draw the lines in over the black stripes I improvised and added some mini sparkly rhinestones!

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I hope you have enjoyed my little creative offering for the hop?! If you have missed the start of the hop you can begin HERE at Milka’s blog. If you are on track your next stop is Amy Tsuruta HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by and HAPPY HOPPING!

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Uniko Sponsors AAA Cards!

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I’m super duper pleased you have popped back today as again we have LOTS more fun to share with you!

This post is simply awesome! As myself and Uniko are proud to be sponsoring the challenge  over at AAA Cards this fortnight. This fortnight the challenge HERE is Watercolour…

The Uniko Design Team and myself have joined in on the fun and created some watercolour inspiration for you. First up is the card I have created…

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I decided to give some more NBUS a whirl and you are getting a early peek at 3 new stamps that we will be introducing on Tuesday 😉 I’ve also FINALLY got my hands on the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies – woohoo! I’ve wanted these dies for AGES and I got them last week in time for the Uniko February & 5th Birthday Release celebrations.

I also decided to have a ‘play’ and joined in the new CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge seen HERE and below, a fun sketch with lots of possibilities.

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I also gave my Zigs a whirl, using 2 shades of pink and a blush colour to blend in from the top and bottom of the die cut circle. The ‘you’ die is also from Stampin’ Up! and I added a good smothering of clear Wink Of Stella.

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Ok, that’s all from me, but be sure to check out what the Uniko Design Team have created to inspire you. I know for a fact you won’t be disappointed…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

That’s all from the Uniko DT and myself for now, but be sure to head on over HERE to see what the AAA Cards Design Team have created to inspire you and to join in on the fun too. I hope to see you in the gallery!

I’ll be back AGAIN soon with Day 2 of the February & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks 😉

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A Look Back At 2016!

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Welcome back to another ‘Look Back At 2016! This year has been an amazing year for myself personally, but it has been a fantastic year for Uniko. We have had 5 fabulous releases, with 16 new clear stamps sets lining the Uniko HQ shelves. 

I don’t know about you, but to me this year has almost passed by in a blur! With that in mind I thought it would be nice now the main seasonal festivities are over and as 2016 draws to a close, to take a look back at Uniko’s 2016.

Apologies for the delay in posting and not posting yesterday, I had little sleep Wednesday night due to a Josh bean having nightmares, poor little fella. Then on Thursday I had to take Mr Cat to the vet and he had an operation to remove his eye as he had a large tumour in it. Another poor little fella that needed my attention and love post op last night.

Anyway, I am back today, I am taking a look back at the September/October 2016 Release and giving some fresh inky love to Originally OrganicMarvellous MehndiSimply Said IIWinter Foliage & Christmas Sparkle clear stamp sets.

First up a super CAS card using Originally Organic

I was inspired by the current challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges HERE, which is an inspired by words challenge.

‘With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning’

I thought the sentiment I chose was appropriate and related to the ‘new beginning’ part of the challenge phrase. I then decided to accent the sentiment with the leaf cluster and a trio of sunny yellow buds to represent the ‘sunrise’.

Next I dusted off Marvellous Mehndi

For this card I got my distress inks out and enjoyed some relaxing ink blending! The sentiment is a mix of ‘Happy’ from Simply Said Birthday, which is partially stamped and the ‘New Year’ is from Simply Said II.

Lastly, I switched gears back to Christmas and combined both Christmas Sparkle & Winter Foliage. Plus I really gave my new MISTI a workout on this card.

I love this multi card layer stamping and lining up the bauble was SO much easier using the MISTI! I was also able to stamp the bauble in Altenew Cosmic Berry ink and then stamp over it again in VersaMark to be able to heat emboss it with Crystal EP.

I hope you will join me again tomorrow, when I will be taking a look back at the 2016 November Release and the last of 2016. Until then, thank you for stopping by.

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Introducing…Christmas Pop and Most Wonderful

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I’m SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the November product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks at the 3 clear stamp sets being released and NOW it is time for the Design Team and I to introduce them to you.

Today we are introducing two clear stamp sets called Christmas Pop and Most Wonderful. Both these clear stamp sets can be used individually, but they work perfectly together too 😉

My first card uses just Christmas Pop and the sentiment is from Simply Said Christmas…

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The stamps contained in the set have a multitude of mix and match options. On my card I have used two of the main images from the set. The outline tree and the elongated triangle with horizontal lines. I used my Stampin’ Up! Bright Markers to selectively colour the horizontal lines in a rainbow before stamping and fussy cutting it out.

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The routine tree is stamped onto a white card layer and the fussy cut tree adhered on top using foam adhesive. I added a good smothering of clear Wink Of Stella to the tree and added a selection of Stampin’ Up! enamel dots to finish the card off.

Next I have combined Christmas Pop with one of the complete ready to stamp sentiments from Most Wonderful…

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I chose to use 3 of the main clear stamps from Christmas Pop and 2 of the accent stamps from the set along with a funky Christmas colour scheme I am seeing a lot at the moment. Shades of Teal/Aqua with Lime Green.

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The outline tree stamp I used on my first card is embellished with the 2 accent stamps. It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added a good smothering to the trees on this card too! This time I embellished with pearls from The Hobby House.

Ok, that’s all I have to share with you today, but be sure to hop along the Design Team Blogs (links below) for even more inspiration. I know for a fact you won’t be disappointed, the team have created amazing projects showcasing how this set can be used…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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 G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

I do hope you enjoyed the hop and you have enjoyed seeing some of the possibilities they have? Both the sets will be fully revealed and available to purchase HERE on Sunday 27th November at 9am GMT. 

The Design Team and I will be back tomorrow with the last product introduction and lots more inspiration! 

Here’s an outline of the release schedule:

Sneak Peeks 23rd & 24th November, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 25th & 26th November, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Sunday 27th November 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!

As this is our last release of 2016, I will be giving away some random prizes throughout the release countdown. To be in the chance of winning a random prize, be sure to join in on commenting along the Introducing Hops and joining in on the fun via social media such Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Winners of the random prizes will be announced Sunday 27th November at 8am GMT.

I hope you are intrigued by what you have seen so far and thank you for stopping by.

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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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Welcome back, and my apologies for my absence at the end of last week, nothing like a sickness bug to disrupt everything :( I was laid up in bed Thursday and Friday, unable to do anything. Movement was a no no as it made the sickness worse.

Anyway, this week I am continuing with Rustic Christmas as my SOTW…

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Today I have gone for a super CAS card. My mojo hasn’t quite returned and so I used a pin I saved on Pinterest HERE to CASE…

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I also used the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge colours seen HERE and below for my card. They are having a DT Call this week and next week, so be sure to check it out and join in!

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I was going to add some twine or thread above the sentiment, but decided I didn’t quite have the right colour, really need some Metallic Copper thread 😉

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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! Garden Green & Real Red. VersaMark

Card Stock:- Stampin’ Up! Normal Whisper White 

Accessories: Personal Impressions Kettle Copper EP. Foam Adhesive. Sizzix Circle Framelits Die. Clear Wink Of Stella

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

Introducing…Christmas Sparkle & Winter Foliage

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Thanks for all the lovely comments yesterday, didn’t the Design Team do an awesome job showcasing the new Marvellous Mehndi and Simply Said II clear stamps? If you missed it you can catch up HERE.

I’m SO glad that you have decided to come back today 😉 as we have the last two product introductions for Sept/Oct product  release. That means tomorrow is full reveal and release day!

Anyway, lets have a look at Christmas Sparkle and Winter Foliage. Both these clear stamp sets are awesome on their own, but they can be used together beautifully AND they work with other previously released Uniko Christmas/Winter themed clear stamps 😉

*WARNING* My first card is rather bright, so you may require sunglasses!

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The current challenge over at AAA Cards HERE, which is the masking technique inspired my card. I also wanted it to be bright and cheerful to coordinate with the sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #4.

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I started by stamping both the outline bauble and inner sparkle bauble in the centre of the white CS layer with SU! Melon Mambo ink. I then masked the bauble to stamp the baubles either side in SU! Tempting Turquoise and Lucky Limeade. Once I had done all the stamping I added clear Wink Of Stella to all the baubles for added shimmer.

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My next card is another quick and easy mass produceable Christmas card using Winter Foliage…

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I’ve used all the stamps contained in the Winter Foliage set to create a cluster bough of foliage. I added in the smaller pine bough from Jingle Bells and a sentiment raised on foam adhesive from the upcoming Simply Said II.

IntroWinterF2aOk, that’s all I have to share with you here, but hop along the Design Team Blog links below for even more inspiration. I know for a fact you won’t be disappointed, the team have created amazing projects showcasing how this set can be used…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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 G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

The Design Team and I will be back tomorrow at 9am BST with the full reveal, blog hop & GIVEAWAY! All of the sets will be available for purchase at the same time HERE

Thank you for stopping by today and I’d LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the introduction of these sets!

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Stamp Of The Week – BIG & BOLD Wish

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This week I have decided to dust off BIG & BOLD Wish as this weeks SOTW…

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It is a small clear stamp set with BIG possibilities, it is great used on its own and also to pair with other recently released clear stamp sets. It is also a set that I have neglected for a while :( time to give it some inky LOVE :)

Here is todays card…

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A quick CAS one layer rainbow candle card! I simply stamped the polka dot candle across my white card base in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and coloured them using my SU! Brights Markers. The candle flame is stamp and then coloured with a gold Wink Of Stella pen. The sentiment is from Pure Florals: Cosmos.

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All the supplies I have used are listed below AND don’t forget that the LIMITED time only SALE ends tonight at Midnight BST.

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Ok, that’s all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with more to share 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:- BIG & BOLD Wish and Pure Florals: Cosmos

Ink:- VersaFine Onyx Black

Card Stock:- SU! Thick and Normal Whisper White

Accessories: Gold Wink Of Stella and SU! Brights Markers