Thursday, 17 April 2014

Throwback Thursday & TO Challenge Reminder!

* The 3rd post of three today, click HERE for the April Release Winner & HERE for the USC no.8 Winner *

Hey!

Today I have combined my Throwback Thursday card with a reminder card for the current TIME OUT Challenge HERE.

I opted out of the TO Challenge twist and made another feminine birthday card...




Sorry, I just HAD to use Background Builders: Vines again! This time I have paired them with the BRIGHT Butterflies clear stamp set and matching Designer Dies. (A restock of both Background Builders: Vines, BRIGHT Butterflies, Background Builders: Lattice & more clear stamps are expected on the 6th May).




I added some dimension to the butterflies using my usual style of overlaid vellum and added some rhinestones to the centre of them to hide the adhesive. This card is based on a previous card which I made HERE way back in May 2013.




Ok, that's all from me today, we will be back tomorrow on the blog for Uniko Studio Challenge No.9. I'd LOVE you to pop by and join in on the fun :) Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies: Card Stock: White (Boyes)
Ink: VersaMagic Tea Leaves, Aquatic Splash & Spring Pansy. SU! Cameo Coral. PTI Summer Sunrise.
Stamps: Uniko Studio Background Builders: Vines, Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum & BRIGHT Butterflies.
Accessories: Uniko Studio Designer Dies BRIGHT Butterflies, Rhinestones & SU! Vellum

[Uniko Studio Challenge] No. 8 Winners

Hello there - you really made our jobs hard picking just a few, when we wanted to pick all of you. So many great entries, and we hope that even if you weren't picked this time, you will continue to play along.

Here the winners for this challenge are...


The winner of the Uniko Studio Challenge #8 is....

by Poppaea Cards
Congrats, ChristineWhat a great stunning look with the white embossing and the fun little soft chevron backgrounds. And we really love your flowers. Please contact [beverley at unikostudio.com] to claim your £10 Gift Certificate and please contact [renyi.lo at gmail.com] to arrange for your Guest Design Spot! :)
And as always, we have our top 3 honourable mentions.

by Lyndal

by Camilla

by shirley-bee
Thanks so much for playing along. Come back on April 18 for a new challenge. We have another fun color palette and a new prompt to get you started.

April 2014 Release WINNER

* This is the first of 3 posts today, stop by for the others at 9am & 10am *


Hey!

Sorry for being MIA for a couple of days, it's been a busy one here at Uniko Studio HQ. I went for my 17 week Ultrasound Scan on Tuesday and everything is progressing nicely :) The babies weren't on their best behaviour and the scan pics aren't great but I thought I'd share them here with you all. 






The sonographer saw the genitals of one baby fairly clearly and said it was a little boy, so I am saying we are 70% certain that we are having boys! My next scan is in 2 weeks so I don't have long to wait for another look!

Anyway, I'm here really to announce the WINNER of the April Release GIVEAWAY. Random.org chose number 27 from the comments and the winning comment is...

These look like beautiful sets and I just love all your cards.

Congratulations Alanna! Send me an email to beverley@unikostudio.com along with your mailing address and I will get your goodies on their way to you! 

Ok, that's all from me just now. Ren-Yi has a post coming up at 9am with another WINNER, this time the winner of the Uniko Studio Challenge No.8 so be sure to stop by then. Also later this morning I will be back with a Throwback Thursday card and TO Challenge reminder. Until then, thank you for everyone who took the time to stop by for the April Release & for those who left such lovely comments I read each & everyone and appreciate them all so much.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Ditsy Florals

Hey & Happy Monday!

Well you've all done a good job at keeping me busy in the studio today with all your lovely orders - thank you SO much :) Your custom & support is truly appreciated.

Seeing as Background Builders: Vines is currently now out of stock I can safely say it's been a hit! I certainly can't stop using it & neither can Gillian! If you missed the announcements I put on Facebook over the weekend sharing Gillian's creations be sure to stop on by her BLOG for more inspiration. 

For those of you that missed out on ordering the set has been re-ordered and is due back in stock in 2-3 weeks. Don't forget there is still chance to win a set HERE just by commenting on the post. I will be drawing the winner tomorrow evening and announcing the winner on Wednesday.

Ok, so how about a card...




Yep, it's Background Builders: Vines again! I did warn you that you'd be seeing a lot of this set! This time I paired it with one of the sentiments from Flower Power #4.




I guess I should get back to packing orders to post this afternoon! I'm looking forward to a lovely walk there too as the sun is shining today :) I hope you all have a great day & thank you for stopping by.


Supplies
Card Stock: White (Boyes) SU! Orchid Opulence (Retired)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Spring Pansy, Aquatic Splash, Turquoise Gem & Tea Leaves, SU! Cameo Coral (Retired)
Accessories: Embroidery Floss

Saturday, 12 April 2014

More Background Builders: Vines!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

WOW! What a release that was, you certainly kept me busy in the studio yesterday and it sure looks to me like Background Builders: Vines is a hit! There are a few left in store so if you've been thinking about purchasing them HERE I wouldn't hang around too long! If you missed the release you can catch up with it HERE and there is still time to comment & be in the chance of winning the giveaway.

How about some inspiration using the popular NEW set...




This is one of the cards that they will be making during the class at The Paperlane today. It features a little bit of reverse masking & lots of ditsy florals paired with some leaves from Natures Treasures I and a heat embossed vellum sentiment.




Ok, that's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow though with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today, for all your support, custom & lovely comments. 


Supplies
Card Stock: White from stash
Ink: A Selection of colours from VersaMagic, Papertrey Ink & SU! 
Accessories: Sizzix Framelits Square Dies, Stampendous Detail White EP, SU! Vellum

Friday, 11 April 2014

April 2014 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & SUPER Happy Friday!

Yay! The day is finally here & I get to reveal the two new products lining the Uniko Studio HQ shelves in their entirety. If you've been joining in on the fun since the Sneak Peeks you might want to check HERE to see if you are a mystery prize winner! 

Now grab a drink & let's get to the fun and see these two new clear stamp sets...


Flower Power #4 £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014


First up is Flower Power #4, the next in the Flower Power Series. As you can see the set features a 2 step stamping flower, Spring themed sentiments and a couple of fun accent stamps. 

The last product being released this month is a new Background Building set...


Background Builders: Vines £9.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014


Background Builders: Vines is a new and exciting background building set with the usual long stamp images which can be used to create an all over background design. I've also added two non linear 2 step stamping images and a variety of 2/3 step stamping flowers and leaves to be used on their own or pair with the vines. 

Ok, now all the formal introductions have been done how about some samples using the new sets...




First up is a card using some of the ditsy flowers contained in the Background Builders: Vines set. When I saw the new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! seen HERE and below the idea just popped right into my head!




I started out by die cutting 9 squares and then randomly stamped the blooms, just sticking to 1 step and 2 step stamping for them. Here's a close up of the detail...




Next up I decided to give Flower Power #4 some love...




First up is a remake of a card I shared a while back HERE. I just loved making it so much the first time it seemed fitting to do so again! On this card you can see another of the Spring sentiments can be seen, which is embossed in white.




Lastly I decided to use the 'April Showers Bring May Flowers' sentiment for my next card which is quite a fitting sentiment for the weather we've been having recently here and also for the current CASology challenge HERE who's cue word is WET! 







The background is stamped with the circle accent stamp randomly which when I look at it now looks like random raindrops! I used the solid flower on it's own which I fussy cut out and embellished with a large pearl.




Usually we would have a Design Team Blog Hop but due to *hiccups* the team are still waiting for their goodies. Instead we have a BONUS Design Team Blog Hop on Saturday 26th April where ALL of the DT will have samples to share using the April Release. This means that there will be more PRIZES up for grabs!!

*Edited to add* Amazingly the postman was on my side & delivered Gillian her goodies for her to whip up a quick card to share with you today, be sure to stop by Gillian's blog HERE and see what she has created.

*However, there is still the ENTIRE Release up for grabs for one lucky commenter & if you can't wait & purchase the new goodies and you win, you will be given a Gift Certificate to the same value OR refunded for your purchase!*

NOW if you didn't think that was enough I have one more piece of happy to share with you all, we have another new Design Team member joining us this month :) I am super happy to have N@ Ali from Just Cards by N@Ali join the team. I'd LOVE you to give N@ Ali a warm welcome & be sure to stop by her blog for tons of wonderful inspiration.

Ok, I think that is all the FUN for today! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more inspiration :) I have a scheduled post for you all as I am at The Paperlane tomorrow running two classes AND we're using the NEW goodies! Be sure to pop along if your in the area or book a last minute place in a class I'd LOVE to see you :)

Supplies
Card Stock: White from stash. SU! Retired Orchid Opulence and Cameo Coral.
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise & Smokey Shadow. SU! Pumpkin Pie & Cameo Coral> VersaMagic Tea Leaves, Spring Pansy & Sea Breeze. VersaMark. Versa Fine Onyx Black.
Stamps: Uniko Studio Background Builders: Vines, Flower Power #4 and All Occasion Sentiments #3.
Accessories: Sizzix Framelits Square Dies, Embroidery Floss, Papertrey Ink Notebook Die, SU! Vellum. Foam Adhesive. Stampedous! Detail White EP.

April 2014 Release Mystery Prize Winners

Hey!

Before we get to the April Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY I have some randomly selected lucky winners who all receive a £5 Gift Certificate to spend on the website HERE.




The lucky winners are;

For commenting on the Sneak Peeks shared HEREVicki (frommycraftroom)

For signing up for the Uniko Studio Newsletter HEREAngela Hartley

For following Uniko Studio on Pinterest HERE: Kimberly Lanegan Wiener

For commenting on the Introduction posts: Maureen


Congrats to ALL the winners, send me an email & I will email to beverley@unikostudio.com you your Gift Certificate code. If you didn't win this time there is a GIVEAWAY up for grabs on the Release & Reveal Post coming at 9am GMT AND if that wasn't enough Uniko Studio are sponsoring TIME OUT Challenges & there is a prize up for grabs there too!