Posts tagged “Thanks”

Uniko Challenge #49 – Wonderful World with Optional Twist THANKS

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The current Uniko Challenge is in full swing and today The Design Team and Guest Designer are here to remind you that there is still time to join in on the fun.

We have another fun and easy challenge at the moment and we hope the Wonderful World around us will inspire you to play along. If you’d like even more of a challenge then please twist with us and create a card to say THANKS.

Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do 😉

* 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!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible 😉

We have the very talented Hannelie joining us again as our Guest Designer for this challenge. Her card is an absolute delight and so very creative. It’s sure to inspire you to play along.

And here’s what I made a while back but never shared…

I made this for the last Uniko Stamping Retreat back in the Summer. The technique station was all about playing with Brusho’s and I created this fun background using the Natures Treasures II Mask.

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I’d normal avoid all this messy, as I like clean and simple! However, sometimes messy can be kept clean & simple by not adding too much fuss and layers to a design. I have done this by letting the leaves & ink take the limelight and just added a simple sentiment from Simply Said Blocks.

That’s all I have to inspire you, but some of The Design Team have more inspiration to share with you…

 Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.  

THE PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 26th October 2018 (7.00pm EDT).

Ultraviolet Succulents!

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Well, it looks like I tempted fate a little bit with saying how well I was doing with making a card and blogging every other day! It’s been quite a few days since I posted and mainly because I was hit with a chesty cold again, zero energy and two CRAZY beans back at nursery and ‘structured’ routine.

Anyway, I am back today with a card I’ve been making for a few days and finally finished today.

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I was inspired by a couple of challenges when starting this card. Firstly the current challenge over at “Less is More” seen HERE and below. This fortnight their challenge is a colour challenge and they want to see purples. Which fits in wonderfully with Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultraviolet!

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I have to say I am rather enjoying this years Pantone colour and it suits so many different styles and themes. I decided to use Happy Succulents as it was one of the Top 5 popular clear stamp sets in 2017 and I feel I didn’t give it as much love as it should have had 😉

The second challenge I was inspired by was the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches seen HERE and below. I really like the clean lines and open space of the sketch, which lent itself wonderfully to using the large succulent cluster.

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I used my trusty Prismacolor pencils to colour the succulents and I have to say it was very therapeutic colouring in and I did a little reverse dark to light shading on the succulent too, which I think has turned out pretty good!

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The sentiment is from my current ‘go to’ set, Simply Said Blocks and both the succulent cluster and sentiment block are fussy cut and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

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That’s all I have to share for today, I had best be off as The Beans are due home any moment from Grandma & Grandad’s house fingers crossed they’ll have fallen asleep on the way! I’ll be back again before the week is over with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by.

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Uniko Challenge #43 Autumn

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Welcome to this month’s Uniko challenge. Here in the northern hemisphere the season is changing and Autumn (Fall) is approaching. So, it seemed appropriate to make it this months inspiration.

Don’t you just love the glorious Autumn/Fall colours? What could be more inspiring than their beauty? So we would love to see all your wonderful autumnal creations popping up in our gallery. And if you’d like to twist with us and add Halloween into your creativity that would be fabulous too!

Challenge Guidelines:

* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do 😉

* 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!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible 😉

 

This month we have the winner of Challenge #43 the superbly talented Vijaylaxmi joining us as our Guest Designer.

Here’s her amazing card:

 Brilliant isn’t it? Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

The Uniko Design Team also have some autumnal inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs, which you can find over HERE and also the link up to the challenge.

How about some inspiration from me…

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With restocks arriving in the studio this week and because I saw this jaw dropping creation by Hannelie HERE using Beautiful Blooms III, I was inspired to dust my set off and give it some fresh inky love!

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I used my Altenew inks for all my stamping and I can’t wait to get my hands on some more at Happy Stampers Festival (hopefully)! They really do ink nicely AND they take the hard work out of matching shades for layered stamping.

I’ve added some dimension with the flowers using two depths of foam adhesive and added some clear Wink Of Stella to just the detail on the blooms. The sentiment is from the recently released Simply Said Blocks and I added some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.

So are you all fired up and ready to get crafting?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.  I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.

THE PRIZES

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT – £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT – 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You’ve got plenty of time to play along with this month’s challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 27th October 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

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Have You Joined In Yet?

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The Design Team and I are back to remind you that there is still plenty of time to join in on the September Uniko challenge HERE. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity…

This month we have a theme challenge. With signs of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere we are looking for Autumn inspired creations. We have an optional twist of a THANKS card too.

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!
This is what I came up with…

 

So, the Uniko Sept/Oct Release is just round the corner and I have been busy in between packaging stamps for lovely orders & the Happy Stampers Festival, making cards to showcase the new release. Well, as you might see I couldn’t resist using one of the new stamps to accentuate the large ‘thanks’ sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #6.

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I stamped both the sentiment and leaves in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, so that I could use a selection of Autumn colours to colour them in and have the outlines to blend in.  I tried a ombre effect to the ‘thanks’ from light to dark brown and the leaves are just randomly coloured. To finish the card off I added a coating of Wink Of Stella and a couple of SU! Candy Dots.

Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

THE PRIZES
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher and opportunity to Guest Design.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who twist with us. This winner will get to choose a stamp set of choice from the store.
  • 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 (BST) on Friday 14th October (7.00pm EDT).

Be sure to head on over HERE for more inspiration from the Design Team and for the link up!

April 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

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Today is the day you get to see the 2 new clear stamp sets in their entirety AND they are available for purchase HERE!

For the full reveal and start of the blog hop, please pop on over HERE, I have shared a couple of cards over there and the links to the AMAZING Design Team inspiration is there too. I tell you now, you will not be disappointed in what they have in store for you 😉

Ok, how about some inspiration, first up I have a card using Celebrate With Cake…

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This is such a fun set to do paper piecing with, so that’s what I did 😉 I was also inspired by a new to me challenge (Thanks Lindsey for the heads up about it) called the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge. Their current challenge HERE is paper piecing.

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My next card uses Fun Flowers and was inspired by the new TIME OUT Challenge seen HERE and below. This fortnight it is a Home Sweet Home challenge with an inspiration photo.

Normally an inspiration photo like this would stump me, but with the floral type patterns and colours were perfect to translate onto my card.

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The flowers are stamp, coloured, fussy cut out and adhered to the side of another of the MFT Peek a Boo die cut frames. The sentiment is from Paradise Hummingbird which will be back in stock in the next week or so along with some other popular clear stamp sets.

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Ok, that’s all I have to share just now, but I will be back later today with a new Stamp Of The Week and card to share with you all.

Be sure to hop on over HERE to the beginning of the hop or HERE to Deborah’s blog to see some more inspiration. Don’t forget to comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning the 2 release stamp sets AND a £10 eGift Certificate.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Stamp Of The Week – Label Love: Thank you

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Welcome back to the NEW feature here at Uniko, Stamp Of The Week. 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 Label Love: Thank you

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This set has a multitude of possibilities and I hope to show you what it is capable of this week. With Christmas the top priority for many crafters and card makers right now, I will be paring it with another of the Label Love series – Label Love: Christmas along with other Uniko stamp sets. Don’t forget that the set is 15% off this week HERE.

Anyway, today I have used the set with Background Builders: Squared and gone for a geometric rainbow style card…

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I said in yesterday’s post that I would be showing more examples of easy geometric style cards suitable to enter into our current challenge HERE.

As you can see I have gone for circles. I have stamped the label in black ink onto white card & punched it out using my 1 3/4″ circle punch. I have then double die cut a larger circle to create a circle frame so that you can see the rainbow stripes between. For this I used my Sizzix Framelits 2″ and 2 1/2″ circle dies.

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To go along with the rainbow theme I coloured the outline THANKS sentiment in the colours I used for the stripes and added a few candy dots & rhinestones in some of the colours used too.

Ok, that is all from me today using this weeks Stamp Of The Week, but I will be back tomorrow with more to share. I have another quick CAS geometric card HERE to share with you, so be sure to check it out. Until tomorrow, thank you for stopping by today.

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Introducing… All Occasion Sentiments #6

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Yay! Now the real fun begins as today the DT and I get to introduce the first product being released on September 19th :)

Here is the sneak peek I shared earlier in case you missed it…

So the title of this set kinda gives it away really and you have an idea what’s in store, more larger sized sentiments that will take pride of place on your cards and projects.

How about a card to show you a little of what this set has in store & a BIG peek at another set being released!

Like all the All Occasion Sentiment sets, the sentiments are large enough to take centre stage on your cards / creations but also leave scope for added detail. Even though here in the UK we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I went with an Autumnal colour scheme.

I started by stamping the large THANKS in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and flat coloured the letters in a selection of Copics. I then added some leaf detail to the panel using another set being introduced this week!

Like all crafters / stampers / card makers etc, I like to get the most out of my existing supplies, so when I designed the leaf stamps I designed them so they would work with a lot of previously released sets, as you will see later in the week. On this card I have used the smallest leaf from Flower Power #6 stamped in Memento Luxe Morocco ink.

Now I know the DT have some FABulous projects to share with you so be sure to hop along to their blogs and leave some love…

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Release Schedule:

Sneak Peeks 14th & 15th Sept. These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing… 16th – 18th Sept. Here you’ll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team will be joining in on the introductions and you won’t want to miss a second!
Release Day! Saturday 19th Sept you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds there will be  a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release & a little extra!

Now, you won’t want to miss out on any of the fun from the 14th-19th September as I will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes. I’m not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you’ll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Blog, Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on Twitter and Pinterest!
Hope to see you tomorrow for more & thank you for stopping by today :)