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11th Birthday Release In Review Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Hello & Happy Friday!

As you may remember, there was a delay with post and a few of the Brand Ambassadors didn’t have chance to fully showcase the 11th Birthday products on the official release post HERE. So I thought it would be nice to have a Release in Review Blog Hop. Plus, you get to see lots more creativity in one place using all the new goodies.

Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE and the start of the hop. And you won’t want to miss leaving a comment on all the stops as of course I have a giveaway!

Shop The Latest Arrivals 

Now let’s get to the inspiration I have for you today using some of the products you can see above.

First up I was inspired to use the Stencil – Bokeh Layering Hearts to create this fun and colourful card.

Obviously the name of the stencil implies the idea behind it, to create a soft out of focus layered look. But when I design products I look at ways to get more creative options.

Like I have used on my card today. The large heart is sized perfectly for the LOVE word to fit inside. Once I had a selection of inked hearts I adhered them with foam adhesive, layering them slightly and added a few heart enamel dots and a partial stamped sentiment from Up & Away.

Talking of Up & Away, that’s what I used for my next card today…

Today I decided to make a slimline card. I started by stamping the sentiment and the smaller hot air balloons. I then masked the hot air balloons before ink blending a soft sunny sky.

I then added some soft clouds using the Stencil – Cloud 9 before removing the masks and colouring the balloons with Copic Markers.

Lastly I added one of the larger hot air balloons, that is stamped with the Background Blocks Graffiti Texture. I then adhered the fussy cut balloon using foam adhesive.

For my third card today I continued the sky theme and combined Stencil – Cloud 9 with the clouds from Up & Away.

Kraft card stock is perfect for white fluffy clouds! And I couldn’t resist using the love is in the air sentiment again.

Lastly for today I couldn’t resist using Hoppy Easter to create another fun and colourful card.

I stamped the solid bunnies in a selection of colourful inks and used my MISTI stamping tool to help me line and space them. I then had a great idea to add fluffy bunny tails. I’m hoping The Beans won’t realise I raided their craft box for them!

I think they turned out super cute, though it adds quite a bit of bulk, so definitely a card that won’t be posted! The sentiment is from Everyday Spring Sentiments.

That’s all from me today, but be sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration from the Brand Ambassadors.

Now for the giveaway. I am going to choose one lucky winner to receive a Uniko Clear Stamp & Stencil Bundle worth a minimum of £30. It will be a mix of the new release featured in the hop with a few of my favourites mixed in too.

Simply leave a comment along all stops of the hop before midnight BST Saturday 8th April 2023 and I will randomly select a lucky winner and announce ASAP after the closing date.
Crafty Hugs 

Introducing… Up & Away and Stencil – Cloud 9

Welcome to Day 3 of the product introductions for our 11th Birthday Release. 

Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, where today myself and the Brand Ambassadors are showcasing two products that go hand in hand, Up & Away and Stencil – Cloud 9.

Let’s have a look at these in action…

On this first card I have combined both products and I have also used the sentiment that inspired me to create this sentiment.

The meaning behind this sentiment is, we often think that the sky is the limit and that’s what we aim for. Yes, the sky is a pretty big place. But why put a limit on our dreams and potential. The sky is the view of our potential that is awaiting us if we follow our dreams and keep striving to be better each day.

Next I opted for a twilight sky ink blended background…

This time I used one of the larger hot air balloons which I coloured with Copic Markers and paired with one of the mix and match sentiment options.

Lastly for today I decided to pair Up & Away with Background Blocks Rays.

I multi stamped the background block with Concord & 9th Buttercup and Marmalade and then stamped the sentiment below.

I stamped the clouds in Aqua sky before fussy cutting and then added a hot air balloon coloured with Copics.

That’s all from me today.

I will be back tomorrow with the last of the product introductions. This clear stamp set, along with all we are introducing this week will be available on Saturday 4th March 9am GMT. 

Crafty Hugs 

January 2023 Release, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Hello, Happy Friday 13th AND Happy January 2023 New Release Day!

I’m super excited to share these new products with you and they are now officially available to purchase HERE over on the website.

Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, where I have formally introduced the new products and you can find all the Brand Ambassador links.

Enough talk, as I know you are here for the inspiration!

First up I went for a modern, retro, ‘mix media’ style card combining the NEW Background Block Linear and Mid Century Modern Frames paired with the Stencil – Mid Century Modern Shapes, burst from Mid Century Modern Florals, trio of dots from Floral Vines and sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.

I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. I opted for my usual trio of colours and inked the two largest blobs from the stencil. I then went in and added some star bursts, little dots and partial stamping of the new background. I finished off with some out of my comfort zone ink splatters and a tiny bit of glitter sparkle to the outline dots.

I think this card pretty much shows how the Mid Century Modern collection can be brought together to make a pretty fun card!

Next I opted for a bit more of a clean and simple design.

This time I opted for some zesty greens to ink the Stencil – MOD Background Builders Circles. A little bit of masking to ink the darker shade for the striped areas.

I decided to pair it with another of the Mid Century Modern Frames to create a clean & simple masculine card. I popped the frame up with foam adhesive and added a few Nuvo Drop accents.

Lastly for today I had to use Mid Century Modern Purrfect Day!

This time I paired the solid kitty with Background Blocks Linear. I absolutely love adding this colour treatment to the block. I think it adds the fun element without overwhelm.

I added a little fine liner collar to the cat and added a little rhinestone gem for a tiny bit of sparkle.

That’s all from me today, but I can guarantee you will be seeing more of these new products!

Don’t forget to leave a comment and visit the Brand Ambassador blogs/social media, as I will be randomly selecting one lucky winner to receive the ENTIRE RELEASE. I will announce the winner Saturday 21st January 2023.

I hope you like the new products and have enjoyed the fun over the past few days. Be sure to stick around over the coming week/s as I have so much more to share! 

Until then, happy shopping 😉
Crafty Hugs 

Introducing… Mid Century Modern Purrfect Day and Stencil – MOD Background Builders Circles

Hello & Happy Thursday,

Welcome to Day 3 and the final day of the January 2023 Release Introductions.

Today I have two products to introduce. First, a mini clear stamp set called Mid Century Modern Purrfect Day. And a Stencil – MOD Background Builders Circles. Now if you watched me on How To Craft Network back in November 2022, you might recognise the stencil from my show then. 

Let’s have a look at them in action.

The Stencil – MOD Background Builder Circles is designed just like the previously released Stencil – MOD Background Builder. In that it can be a single focal point, or it can easily be repositioned to fill an entire background.

As you can see for this first card I have used it as a focal point backdrop for my Mid Century Modern kitty from Purrfect Day.

I decided to colour the outline kitty with a dark grey Copic Marker and matched his eyes to the sorbet colour of my background. The sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks.

For my second card I used both the stencil and stamp set again to create a little scene.

This took a bit of patience and masking to stack the bowls and then mask again to stamp the cat and stencil the mat underneath. But I think it turned out pretty well.

As you know I like to pack in little elements that will provide creative opportunities and the stencil has 4 individual elements in the corners. Of which I used to create the stacked bowls. The detail stamped on the bowls is from Mid Century Modern Florals. The brown mat is created using a partial ink of one of the shapes from the Stencil Mid Century Modern Shapes.

I kept my card sentiment free and added to the wonky stacking by adding a dark grey die cut behind the focal image and then foam mounted to my base card.

That’s all the purrfect inspiration from me today!

Be sure to check out each of the Brand Ambassador blogs or social media for more inspiration and leave some love. You can find links HERE.

That’s all the introductions, which means tomorrow is Release Day! Myself and the Brand Ambassadors will be back tomorrow with more to share and all the products will be available at 10am GMT on the website.

Hope to see you!
Crafty Hugs 

Introducing… Mid Century Modern Frames

Hello & Happy Wednesday,

Welcome to Day 2 of the January 2023 Release Introductions.

Today the Brand Ambassadors and myself are here to get you over that mid week hump with some fun inspiration. There is no denying that I love the shapes and patterns of this era in design & I think this frame set with mix & match sentiments brings another fabulous addition encompassing this.

Let’s have a look how I have used this new clear stamp set…

First up I opted for a Kraft card base over my usual white. I wasn’t lying yesterday when I said you would see more of the Background Block Linear! I’ve stamped that lengthways across the top section of my card in black ink.

I’ve then stamped and fussy cut one of the three frames from the set, added my sentiment and coloured the frame using Copic Markers. I’ve adhered the frame using foam adhesive and added a few enamel dots from my stash to finish.

For my second card I chose another of the frames and sentiment choices. This time I stamped the frame onto a white card panel. I then used a pencil & ruler to mark a column to trim of a section and around the image to reveal my stencilled base card pattern.

I opted for the Stencil – Mid Century Modern Squares, that I have stencilled with Concord & 9th Sorbet ink onto Sorbet card for a tone on tone effect. I used Copic Markers to colour the frame and in hindsight I wish I had left a little more white on the frame.

The white panel is then adhered to the sorbet card base using foam adhesive.

Just the two cards today showcasing this set, but I know the Brand Ambassadors have created wonderful inspiration to share. Be sure to hop along HERE and check out their socials to see.

We will be back tomorrow with more to share with the final two products and all the products will be available at 10am GMT Friday 13th January 2023.

Crafty Hugs 

Stencil Release Day & GIVEAWAY!

Hello & Happy Thursday! 

I am delighted that you have stopped by today and thank you if you have been following along with us this week. I know its been a while since I last had a release and I apologise for that. I design all the products myself and inspiration went a little wayward for a spell, but I had these stencil designs up my sleeve, so thought I would release these until the next stamps come out.

If you want a recap on what the stencils look like, please hop on over HERE and you’ll also find the links to the Brand Ambassador blogs for even more inspiration.

Be sure to leave a comment on their blogs or social media posts. I will be randomly selecting one lucky winner to receive all of the stencils being released today. You have until Midnight Wednesday 9th November to leave comments and I will announce the winner Thursday 10th November 2022. 

And here is what I have made today using them…

For my first card today I decided to go for some colourful Flower Power #6 Roses. I started with the lower left purple rose inking through the solid shape and then adding the detail with a darker shade of purple. I applied the corresponding mask and repeated for the orange rose.

I then moved over to the right hand side of my card and repeated the process again. I purposefully left a gap to add a small inked and fussy cut rose and leaves which also framed the congratulations sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.

For my second card I reached for MOD Background Builder to create another colourful card…

I started by using masking tape along the angle. I then placed the stencil and inked through a rainbow (ish) selection of colours. I then moved the stencil as necessary to make sure the design filled my card.

I added a sentiment from Sentiments Outlined and finished with a few black Nuvo Drops.

Lastly for today I used Large Snowflake One.

I used the same shadow layering technique for the snowflake again, this time using white pigment ink through the snowflakes first and then moving slightly to then ink with Chipped Sapphire.

I finished with some white gold splatters and heat embossed the Let it Snow sentiment from Christmas Sentiments.

I hope you have enjoyed these past few days as much as I have. Thank you for all the support and comments here and across social media, they are all valued and appreciated.
Don’t forget the giveaway 😉 
Crafty Hugs 

Introducing… Stencil MOD Background Builder

Hello, Happy Monday & No Tricks, Just Treats, I Promise! 

Welcome to the first of the introductions for this mini stencil release. I am super excited about this first stencil for a few reasons.

Firstly the design, it is a fun modern design that when I designed it, I had our Mid Century Modern Collection in mind. But as you will see from the all the inspiration today, it pairs with so many products wonderfully.

Let’s have a look at this stencil in action…

For my first card today I wanted to use the stencil as part of my focal point paired with a flower built using Mid Century Modern Florals.

I love this colour combo, shades of black, grey and a splash of orange. I finished the card off with a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II and some orange Nuvo Drops.

For my second card I wanted to use just the stencil and show you how it can fill a whole background.

The stencil is designed to easily move and fill your space. I will share a video on how to use it, but simply I started with the stencil centred on my card and then moved it up, down and side to side until it was fully covered.

I then added a sentiment & accent from the stencil which I have inked & fussy cut. The sentiment is from Everyday Sentiments and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

So what do you think? Do you love it as much as I do? Want to see more inspiration, be sure to check out the Brand Ambassador Blog Hop HERE.

This stencil along with the others we will be introducing over the next few days will be available on the website 9am GMT Thursday 3rd November.

As it’s Halloween, I am giving one lucky comment left across social media a chance to win their choice of stencil from the website. You have until midnight Thursday 10th November 2022 to comment.

Crafty Hugs 

Introducing…Stencil Tropical Leaf #2

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

There is no hump day here at Uniko HQ as we are back to introduce another product for our mini July Release. Today we have a fun stencil introduction, Tropical Leaf #2.

This is a stunning monstera leaf and comes as a stencil and mask combo for even more possibilities.

So let’s have a look at this stencil in action…

For my first card today I have gone for a one layer card. I used bright cheerful tropical colours and opted to use the mask part of the stencil. The sentiment is from Paradise clear stamp set.

I love the simplicity of this card, but the grand size of the image and colours create impact.

For my second card today I went for a slimline card. This card size I don’t often reach to make, but it lends itself nicely towards these large images.

For this card I used the stencil part and created a layered ombre cascade of monstera leaves. I used white texture paste to add the leaf detail and the sentiment is from Floral Vines.

Just two simple cards from me today, that hopefully show you the impact this large stencil can create.

I know the Brand Ambassadors have some wonderful stencilling techniques and creative ideas to share with you using this stencil & mask, so be sure to hop along all the stops listed over HERE.

WOW! That was creative and inspirational. I am sure you agree. I hope you had chance to leave comments along the way, I will be randomly selecting one lucky from all that are left during the week to win a £20 eGift Certificate to use in the Uniko store.

All of the products being introduced this week will be available at 9am BST Friday 29th July 2022 over HERE on the website.

That’s all for today, be sure to stop by again tomorrow for more! 
Crafty Hugs

Introducing… BIG & BOLD You & Stencil Flower Power #7

 Hello & Thursday!

Welcome to Day 2 of the 10th Birthday February 2022 Release product introductions. If you missed day 1 you can catch up HERE. 

Today myself and the Uniko Brand Ambassadors have more creative inspiration to share as we introduce BIG & BOLD You & Stencil Flower Power #7.

The BIG & BOLD series of stamps has been slowly growing over the years and I am delighted it remains popular. There are lots of words coming to this series over the course of 2022, but today we see YOU being the focus. Personally I think this is a powerful word and great for encouragement cards and not just seasonal ones. I also think it pairs beautiful with the new Stencil – Flower Power #7 😉 

All the products will be available for purchase at 10am GMT Sunday 28th February 2022.

Today I have three cards to share with you. First up is a card using BIG & BOLD You.

Who doesn’t love a clean and simple rainbow card? This was pretty quick to make and I didn’t use my stamping platform. I simply used a pencil and ruler to mark out where to stamp the ‘Just For’ sentiment. Then repeatedly stamped it using my current favourite Concord & 9th inks.

You must know by now I love fussy cutting! So I stamped and fussy cut the ‘you’ (sorry no dies, yet) and adhered it using foam adhesive. The stamp set comes with some small accent stamps, I love dots so I added those for a little something else.

Next I had a play with the Stencil – Flower Power #7

I’ve created this Flower Power stencil a little different from #1, #5 and #8 that have been released so far. This flower shape is a little more simple, but SO much fun. This time there are 3 sizes of the flower on the one stencil and you get the masks too, which I have used to create this first card.

I used temporary adhesive to secure each of the 3 sizes of flower onto my card base. I then ink blended my 3 favourite colours, Buttercup, Honeysuckle & Oceanside, to create this cheerful background. The card is finished with a sentiment from Everyday Sentiment and some Nuvo Gloss Drops in Ebony.

For my final card for today I used the Flower Power #7 stencil to create the opposite of this first card.

Along with the flowers on the stencil, I’ve included a trio of circles to use for the centres. I finished my card slightly different, mounting the panel onto a white card base and adding a different sentiment from Everyday Sentiments.

There is so much fun to be had with this stencil, just wait till you see what the Brand Ambassadors have created 😉

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to pop back tomorrow for the next of the product introductions.
Crafty Hugs 

Introducing… Stencil English Country Garden Butterflies Bundle

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Welcome back to day 3 and the final introduction of the June 2021 Mini Uniko Stencil Release. Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, the start of the hop.

Let me introduce you to the next stencils, English Country Garden Butterflies Bundle…

The bundle consists of two 6 x 6 inch stencils and a mask. Although I have bundled these together, there are lots of creative ways of using them on their own. Just as there is by using them together and combined with the English Country Garden Butterflies clear stamp AND the English Country Garden Butterflies Designer Dies!

Here is how I used them today…

I started off simple for my first card & combined both of the stencils. I started by inking the solid butterfly first with Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Pumpkin & Lipstick.

I then placed the detail stencil over the top and used Spiced Pumpkin, Lipstick and Festive Berries. I finished the card with a sentiment from Birthday Sentiments.

So many ideas for these stencils, but lastly for today I wanted to use just the butterfly mask…

I often forget to reach for other colour card, but I am currently going through a phase of using Kraft! I love how Distress Oxide inks still remain bright and vibrant on Kraft.

For this I temporarily adhered the mask and inked around using Salvaged Patina, Wilted Violet & Picked Raspberry. The sentiment is from Simply Said Blocks II and I added a little trio of black Nuvo Drops.

That’s all from me today, but be sure to hop around all of the Brand Ambassador blogs…

This stencil bundle along with the others introduced over the last couple of days will be available for purchase HERE on the website tomorrow Sunday 20th June at 9am BST. 

Be sure to pop back tomorrow for the June 2021 Stencil Release, Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Crafty Hugs