Uniko Challenge #51 – Anything Goes, optional twist Love

Uniko Challenge #51 – Anything Goes, optional twist Love


Welcome to the January/February 2019 Uniko Challenge. 

This is our first challenge of 2019 and we’ve chosen a really simple theme to ease you back in – Anything Goes. But for those of you that are already into the swing of 2019 challenges and would like more to get your teeth into we’ve added the optional twist of LOVE.

We have the amazingly talented and super creative Trina P joining us as out Guest Designer for this challenge. I’m sure you all know of her and are just as impressed by her cards as we are, but it’s always worth a visit to her blog to check out what’s she’s been up to.

Guest Designer – Trina P

Too cute!

I decided to go with the ‘Anything Goes’ part of the challenge, I’m not quite in the Valentine’s frame of mind! Plus, I treated myself to some new crafty goodies and wanted to give them a whirl with the idea I had formed in my head…


One of the crafty products I bought was Nuvo Expanding Mousse. Wow, this stuff is fun! I tested out with the Pure Florals Chrysanthemum Stencil too & shared over on my Instagram stories.

For this card I have used it with the Scattered Polka Dot Stencil and this time I didn’t heat expand it. I love the flat shimmer finish it has just aired dried too. I bought the Mustard Seed colour and it is more like a vintage gold colour. I’ve used it on some Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet card stock.


I’ve paired it with Pure Florals Peony and a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks (back in stock next week). I wanted the stencil design to be seen, so I stamped and embossed the smaller Peony bloom onto vellum. I only have copper and gold embossing powders (ancient) and neither matched perfectly with the Nuvo Mousse, so I decided to go with more of a contrast and used the copper.

The layout of my card is based on this weeks Freshly Made Sketches layout seen HERE and below…

FMS Final 371-001

My talented team have some inspiration for you too, so be sure to head on over to their blogs and see what they’ve been up to.



Are you ready to play?

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 – £5 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner – £5 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 challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 22nd February 2019 (7.00pm EDT).



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Comments (11)

  • Julie B Reply

    I’ve tried to get some of the Nuovo stuff but my local store didn’t have any, I must look for it elsewhere as it looks fab on your background. 🙂

    18th January 2019 at 9:42 am
  • Sarah Reply

    So so elegant Bev and what a luscious colour combo. Love the classy design style. Hope you’re feeling better now. x

    18th January 2019 at 11:25 am
  • Linda Walmsley Reply

    This looks fab Bev, the colour combo looks amazing. Must try and get hold of some of that mousse, it sounds very interesting xx

    18th January 2019 at 1:06 pm
  • carol Reply

    WOW! Absolutely gorgeous, Bev! I’ve been curious about the ‘expanding’ mousse so will zip over to your IG to see it in action. You may be ‘enabling’ *grin*

    18th January 2019 at 6:34 pm
  • Jacquie Southas Reply

    Love the way the dotted background peeks through your gorgeous peony! Thanks for sharing with us at FMS!

    19th January 2019 at 3:55 am
  • Izzy Reply

    Your card is gorgeous, Bev ! I love the gold dots on the purple card stock. This new stuff seems great to use and it’s a great way to embellish a background. Fabulous ! Have a great weekend xx

    19th January 2019 at 11:16 am
  • Linda Callahan Reply

    I love that gorgeous flower embossed on the vellum! Beautiful card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

    20th January 2019 at 1:56 am
  • Jen Brum Reply

    Oh wow! What a gorgeous card! Love the purple and gold together. That flower is just beautiful as well! So very pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    20th January 2019 at 2:13 am
  • Lindsey Reply

    Very regal! Looks like you’ve been having lots of fun with your new supplies. I love how you manage to incorporate twine into your designs- never seems to work for me 🙂 xx

    20th January 2019 at 9:12 am
  • Deepti Aggarwal Reply

    Beautiful card Bev..Trying to find the linky tool to participate… Is this me who can’t see it..

    3rd February 2019 at 11:10 pm

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