Uniko Challenge #47 – Photo Inspiration & Optional Twist Birthday

Uniko Challenge #47 – Photo Inspiration & Optional Twist Birthday


Welcome to the May/June, 2018 Uniko challenge. 

This month we have a beautiful photo that we hope will inspire you to play along. Lots of ways to be inspired by the photo – the colours, the flowers, the grasses, the gorgeous vase or maybe the suitcase will give you a vacation vibe. Any way this photo talks to you is ok by us, but if you’d like an extra challenge then play along with our super simple twist of BIRTHDAY.

As you’ve probably noticed the Uniko DT has grown this year with the addition of four talented ladies onto our Stencil Team. So of course there’s going to be even more DT inspiration to get your creativity flowing and we also have the most wonderful Guest Designer – Sue – joining in with us for this challenge.

Her winning card from the last challenge really caught our eye here at Uniko and if you go visit her blog you’ll find oodles more fabulous inspiration.

Guest Designer – Sue

 Loving her use of Uniko goodies on this deliciously pretty card.
And here is what I came up with to hopefully inspire you…
I was particularly inspired by the flower blooms in the vase and wanted to give Flower Power #8 from the May 2018 Release a little more inky love. I used a recent purchase of the Altenew Tea Party ink collection to stamp the trio of flowers. I then fussy cut the blooms out and adhered them to a die cut panel using double sided and foam adhesive. The die I used is the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Borders 1 collection.
I also stamped the individual leaves from Flower Power #8 to create a duo of leave and again fussy cut them out. The sentiment is from Birthday Sentiments & I added some Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Drops to embellish the flowers and panel.
I was also inspired by the pattern on the pretty suitcase, so I replicated the idea using the Stylised Floral Stencil, also from the May 2018 Release. I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink. The layout of my card is from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge seen HERE and below.
FMS Final 337-001
That’s all from me today, but the Uniko Design team also have some inspiring card ideas to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more and I am sure they’d love a nice comment too 😉



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 22nd June 2018 (7.00pm EDT).



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Comments (11)

  • Julie B Reply

    Fab take on the sketch Bev, love the bold stencilled panel. 🙂

    18th May 2018 at 10:08 am
  • Linda W Reply

    This looks fab …. I love the stenciled panel and the pretty scalloped edging xx

    18th May 2018 at 10:45 am
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Bev – this is fabulous! I love the stencilled panel – the colour is lush! And those little flowers are simply gorgeous. Deborah xx

    18th May 2018 at 1:53 pm
  • carol Reply

    Lovely card, Bev! The combination of flowers and the background stenciling is so eye-catching! Such a wonderfully inspired take on the photo!

    18th May 2018 at 1:56 pm
  • Susan Blamey Reply

    Gorgeous card, Bev! I love the stencilling and the arrangement of flowers and leaves. The scalloped edge on the panel is a lovely touch.

    18th May 2018 at 2:42 pm
  • Linda Callahan Reply

    Gorgeous! Pretty flowers and I love the stenciling! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    18th May 2018 at 8:12 pm
  • Izzy Reply

    Beautiful take not only on the inspirational picture but also on the sketch challenge ! It’s the second time I see this stamp set paired with this stencil and I really love it. A gorgeous choice of colours too ! Hugs x

    20th May 2018 at 6:36 pm
  • Jill Reply

    Loving all the white on your card, Beverly! And how the flowers and the stencil play off each other! Fantastic! Thanks for joining in the fun at FMS this week! 🙂

    22nd May 2018 at 2:04 am
  • Karren Reply

    These flowers are so pretty and your stenciled background is so striking! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    22nd May 2018 at 7:00 am
  • Deborah Frings Reply

    Bev – congratulations to the Queen of Clean – you won the FMS#337 with this gorgeous card! Well deserved. Deborah xx

    23rd May 2018 at 12:50 pm
  • Lindsey Reply

    Fab zingy colours Bev. Crisp & clean x

    24th May 2018 at 8:57 am

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