Friday, 20 July 2018

Uniko Challenge #48 'It's so much more friendly with two' Optional Twist FOR A CHILD


Welcome to the July/August, 2018 Uniko challenge. 

This month we have an AA Milne quote to inspire you - "It's so much more friendly with two." Immediate thoughts would probably mean having two of something on your card, but then there is the friendly aspect to consider too. And maybe the quote will inspire you in a completely different way. We're open to see how it works for you and if you'd like an extra challenge then play along with our super simple twist of FOR A CHILD.

We've the hugely talented and amazing Trina P joining us as our Guest Designer for this challenge. Her card is totally wonderful and her blog is so worth a visit - you'll be blown away!

And the first half of the Uniko DT have also made cards to inspire and encourage you to play along.

~coming soon~

So 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 challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 24th August 2018 (7.00pm EDT).


Saturday, 14 July 2018

Ghosting with Uniko stencil

Hello everyone Rahmat here. Hope everyone's weekend is going great.
I have a quick and simple card today.

Please watch this timelapse to see how I made this card.

          Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Friday, 6 July 2018

Uniko Challenge #47 Winners


I'm here today to announce the WINNERS of our Inspired by a Photo Challenge #47, optional twist of BIRTHDAY. 

And what an amazing gallery of beautiful creations we had, we loved every single one and are feeling so blessed to have such talented players!

First we have our overall WINNER chosen by the Design Team...

Congratulations Trina!

Here is your winner's badge:

You have won a £25 eGift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 20th July 2018.

We would also love to have you join us as our Guest Designer for a future challenge. If you are interested please contact Jane at by 13th July 2018.

 Next up is the random winner who twisted with us....

#29 Vinita Jain

Congratulations Vinita Jain!

You have won an in stock £4 clear stamp set from the Uniko store. Please contact me at by the 20th July 2018, with your choice of stamp set and your postal address.

Here is your winners badge:

Then we have our randomly selected winner who used Uniko products on their creation...

#16 ionabunny

Congratulations ionabunny!

You have won an in stock £4 clear stamp set from the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 20th july 2018, with your choice of stamp set and your postal address.

Here is your winners badge:

Now for our Top 3 chosen by the DT and in entry order:

#3 Karthikha

#4 Raga Senthil

#17 Hannelie

Congratulations to you all & here is your Top 3 badge:

You have all won 150 loyalty reward points.

Please contact me at
Congratulations to ALL the winners & EVERYONE who joined in on the fun!

The next Uniko Challenge starts on Friday 20th July.

Hope to see you come back and join in on the fun :)

Friday, 29 June 2018

DT Inspiration ....... Mehndi Mandala

Happy Friday folks,

It's Linda here.  I hope everyone's had a great week, and that you've had time to enjoy some of this amazing weather we've been having ...... it's been so HOT!!! 

I've got a little bit of inspiration for you today using the gorgeous, brand new, Mehndi Mandala stencil.  I love this stencil .... can you tell!

One of my favourite 'go to' combinations is white embossing onto Kraft cardstock. 
When I'm having trouble deciding on a colour combo I have two fail safes .... black and white with a hint of a colour, always a classic, and white on Kraft ..... works every time!

Using the stencil I applied white ink through the design onto the Kraft card, and then sprinkled white embossing powder over the top and heat set.

With my stencils, I like to build up the ink slowly ..... less is definitely more.  It's always easier to add more ink, than it is too take it away.   Also, this way if you only use a little ink, it won't bleed underneath your stencil, and spoil your finished design.

You can see I repeated the design over the whole piece of Kraft card, taking the mandala off the edge to give a more random look.

My sentiment was stamped using a black ink, onto a strip of vellum and heat embossed with a clear powder.  I then wrapped it around the Kraft card securing it on the back so that the adhesive would be hidden.

A few sequins add a touch of sparkle, along with some random dots of glitter glue here and there for the finishing touch.
I love how the vellum gives a softer, more delicate look to the Kraft card and the stenciling behind but it doesn't hide any of the design.

I used the stencil on the inside of the card too .....

using a neutral coloured ink this time, to co-ordinate with the Kraft card .......

I hope you like it. 

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day, and have a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time ....

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #278 - Sketch


How did we get to the last week of June?! This month at CAS Colours & Sketches and Wei is our hostess.  This week HERE Wei has a fun sketch to inspire your card making...

Here's how I used it...

I've been struggling with lack of creative mojo / energy and general 'get up & go' this past week, beyond the day to day stuff of being a mummy, housewife and keeping Uniko ticking over :( 

Anyway, I managed (albeit late) to pull this card together using a piece I had stencilled a few weeks ago, but not used on anything! I used the recently released Uniko Mehndi Mandala Stencil and Stampin' Up! embossing paste (white sparkle), through the stencil design onto black card stock.

As you can see I rotated the sketch to create a landscape card, as I wanted to use a horizontal sentiment for the rectangular piece of the sketch. The stencilled mandala piece was trimmed on the diagonal and adhered to my base card using double sided tape. The sentiment from Simply Said Blocks II is stamped and die cut out with a MFT die and adhered using 1mm thick foam adhesive. 

I just LOVE the sparkle of this embossing paste :)

That's all from me today, I hope thatI have inspired you to join in on the challenge?! If you need a little more inspiration, pop on over HERE to see what the CC&S Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Surprise Stencil Release!


Today at Uniko we have a surprise stencil release!

Earlier this month Uniko was at Stamp Magic in Doncaster and I had 3 NEW stencil designs available to purchase at the show and I am super pleased they are NOW available HERE on the website.

Let's have a look at the 3 new designs...

Uniko Stencil Bright Butterflies £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Uniko Stencil Scattered Polka Hexagons £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Uniko Stencil Mehndi Mandala £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Like with any new release here at Uniko we have a blog hop to celebrate and show you beautiful inspiration using the new products. I am super duper pleased to have a wonderful, talented and all round lovely crafter joining me and the Uniko Stencil DT us as our Guest Designer.... Ruth from Crafting While The Baby Naps


And as with all the Uniko Blog Hops we have a GIVEAWAY too! Simply comment along the hop for your chance to win one of the three stencil designs being released and as there are 3 new designs, I will randomly pick 3 lucky winners!!



Friday, 22 June 2018

June 2018 Design Team Blog Hop WINNER!


Thanks for stopping by today, I'm here to announce winner of the June Design Team Blog Hop. helped me select a lucky comment from all those left along the hop and chose...

Jane, that was a surprise as I've been scrolling down watching your CAS cards... Boom! An explosion. The 3rd card is so unusual for your style, and I really like it  - Sweet Kobylkin

Congratulations Ksenija! Please email me at no later than 1st July 2018 to claim your prize.

Before I go, how about a card...

I am super duper excited to have a debut feature in the NEW issue of Practical Publishing Die Cutting Essentials magazine, with this little number along with a few others.

The feature is all about creating cards for men and focuses on the recently released and popular Designer Dies Explosion! Collection, along with the coordinating clear stamp sets, Explosion! and Explosion! Additions.

Here is a look at the first page of the feature in the magazine and another of the cards...

I can't wait to receive my copy in the mail! The magazine is available for purchase now and I hope that you enjoy the feature if you get a copy ;)

Thanks for stopping by today!