Uniko Challenge #45 – Something Old, Something New, with Optional Twist LOVE

Uniko Challenge #45 – Something Old, Something New, with Optional Twist LOVE


Welcome to the January/February, 2018 Uniko challenge – the first challenge of this New Year. As last year each challenge will be FIVE weeks long, giving a total of SIX challenges again this year.

This month we have the following challenge…

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 #44 Christmas, the awesomely talented Anita joining us as our Guest Designer.

Here’s her amazing card:

So clean and perfectly CAS. Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

Here is how I was inspired by the challenge theme…



I had a basic idea of the supplies I wanted to use and a rough layout planned  and went with the flow on that side of things! I needed to be inspired with my colours and turned to the current challenge over at Global Design Project, seen HERE and below.


I feel like its been ages since I joined in on a challenge and even longer since I joined in on one over there! I was OK with the Sweet Sugarplum and Bermuda Bay colours, but Peekaboo Peach threw me a little! I decided to use it as my base card colour and only have a small amount showing.


Whist creating my card I was quite pleased as how it came together. Now that it is finished and photographed I am not entirely keen on it! I feel I should have used the Large Background Polka Hearts instead of the Scattered Polka Dot Stencil and the sentiment could have done with being stamped a little higher!

I think it is good sometimes to make and share cards that you are not completely happy with, it shows that I don’t get it right every time and it gives you something to learn and build on from the next time you create.

That’s all from me, but the Uniko Design team also have some LOVELY inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs below to find out more and I am sure they’d love a nice comment too 😉

 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

Such a wonderful bunch of inspiration for you all! Are you ready to play along?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of 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 23rd February 2017 (7.00pm EDT).


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Comments (7)

  • Izzy Reply

    You are really hard with yourself Bev because I find that your card is just perfect like that! Very soft and delicate with these two hearts and this beautiful sentiment over those pretty green dots! Love it. Have a great day ! Hugs x

    19th January 2018 at 11:07 am
  • Jane Reply

    Looks fabulous to me Bev, just means you’ve another card idea ready to be created.

    19th January 2018 at 11:27 am
  • carol Reply

    From my perspective, your card is a fabulous composition, in both design and colour placement! The stencil was a great choice in allowing the polka dots to be spaced further apart; the heart image is delightful (I LOVE that little stamp…it makes such a statement), especially with their bits of bling; the peach and die cut edges are soooo pretty! As for the sentiment: perfect! Bottom line: I love this!

    19th January 2018 at 2:00 pm
  • Sarah Reply

    Fantastic and striking colour combo and design Bev, I’m always so inspired by these features of your cards. You make it look so easy when I know it’s most definitely not! Super pretty and effective! x

    19th January 2018 at 2:34 pm
  • Rahmat Reply

    Such a beautiful color combo Bev, love the mix of old and new on your lovely card.

    20th January 2018 at 2:23 am
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    I think it’s lovely! I do like the little enamel hearts inside the stamped ones! The stencilled polka dots have a nice soft feel which works. Great card Bev. xx

    27th January 2018 at 11:38 am
  • Lindsey Reply

    Great colours – I usually plump for classic red but you’ve inspired me to stray from my comfort zone! Hugs xx

    2nd February 2018 at 4:24 pm

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