Thursday, 29 January 2015

Still time to join in at TIME OUT Challenges - Valentines & Twist Hearts

Hey!

There is still time to join in over at TIME OUT Challenges! This fortnight is a theme challenge, the theme being...

 Valentines with the optional twist of Hearts


We have a FABulous sponsor for this challenge... STAMPlorationsThere are 2 ways to win prizes:

1. Twist with us (use hearts) and we will do a random draw and the winner will get a $15 voucher for the store.
2. Comment on Shery's post at stamplorations for this challenge and we will do a random draw and the winner will get a stencil pack from stamplorations.


Here is my take on the theme...




With Valentine's just around the corner I decided to make another love themed card! This time I decided to use Always and Forever combined with All Occasion Sentiments #5. The love you heart is stamped in gold and then heat embossed with crystal embossing powder. 

I then stamped the word valentine on the base card, but it is very subtle. It can be seen better in this close up...




This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Valentyne, be sure to stop by Valentyne's blog Flourishtina to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team...




For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :)

Before I go, how about a WINNER...? The last challenge at TIME OUT Challenges was sponsored by Uniko Studio and there was a chance of winning a £15 Gift Certificate to spend in store HERE just for commenting on the post. So, without further ado the randomly selected winner chosen by Random.org is no.21 who is...

What a wonderful collection of amazing cards...love them all.

Kim, send me an email to beverley@unikostudio.com and I will get your Gift Certificate code to you!

I'll be back soon with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies
Card Stock: White (Boyes) SU! Real Red
Ink: Encore Gold, VersaMark Dazzle Frost
Stamps: Uniko Studio Always & Forever & All Occasion Sentiments #5
Accessories: Crystal Embossing Powder

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Thanks!

Hey!

Well, I'm popping by this afternoon with a little 'thanks' card for all my new and continued followers here on the blog. I have a little spare time as Grandma has taken the beans for a walk to town :) Plus I also want to thank you all for the awesome amount of entries into the current challenge HERE. WOW! If you've not entered or want to enter again, you still have 2 days to do so. 

Anyway, last night once my little beans had gone to bed I found a little time to create this card...




I recently purchased some Neenah card stock, as I had been reading lots of fab reviews about it and I've been itching to test it out and use my WPlus9 inks, which I have hardly used due to the lack of a good white card stock! I had done a little bit of 'test' stamping with my inks when it arrived and I am super happy with the results. I am looking forward to using the card in all my upcoming creations.




For my card I started out by creating a die cut frame using a die from SU! Chalk Talk set. The flowers are from the Background Builders: Vines set and the leaves Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions, with the sentiment from Flower Power #5. As you can see I do love a bit of fussy cutting, I find it relaxing and to finish the flowers and leaves off I added some Wink Of Stella! 

Ok, that's about all from me today, while I have a little 'time' I have a few preparation jobs for the upcoming 3rd Birthday and February Release here at Uniko Studio :) If you are new to Uniko Studio we have a release of new products every other month and the fun begins with Sneak Peeks on the 5th of the month. I do hope you'll stick around here and join in on the fun, not long to wait! I'll be back before then though with more to share, until then, THANK YOU for stopping by.



Supplies
Ink: WPlus9 Wild Mango, Ocean Drive, Miami Spice & Sweet Gelato
Accessories: SU! Chalk Talk Die Collection. Wink Of Stella and Foam Adhesive.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Have you joined us yet?

Have you joined our challenge yet?

This month we have the theme of:

Love and Friendship

You can use any stamps you want to play along and we have lots of goodies up for grabs-check them out here.

We haven't seen that many Uniko Studio stamps yet so don't forget if you do use our stamps you could win a £10 voucher to spend in our store here-so get those stamps out now!!

We have a few cards from our Guest designers and DT to inspire you:








You still have one more week to join us. The challenge closes on Friday 30th Jan 8am GMT. Just click here for all the details then have some fun and join in. We can't wait to see what you create




Thursday, 22 January 2015

TIME OUT Challenges - Valentines & Twist Hearts

Hey!

It's time for the next challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges! This fortnight is a theme challenge, the theme being...

 Valentines with the optional twist of Hearts


We have a FABulous sponsor for this challenge... STAMPlorationsThere are 2 ways to win prizes:

1. Twist with us (use hearts) and we will do a random draw and the winner will get a $15 voucher for the store.
2. Comment on Shery's post at stamplorations for this challenge and we will do a random draw and the winner will get a stencil pack from stamplorations.


Here is my take on the theme...





I decided to make a OL card and went for a floral heart. My 'go to' set at the moment is Background Builders: Vines again! I just love using the ditsy flowers, they make me happy :)

I started by die cutting a heart shaped mask from copy paper and temporarily adhered it to my card. I then used a trio of Memento Luxe inks and stamped my floral pattern. Once it was dry I added some Wink of Stella to the larger flowers, you can just about see the sparkle in the photo below...




This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Valentyne, be sure to stop by Valentyne's blog Flourishtina to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team...




For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :) I'll be back soon with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Supplies
Card Stock: White (Boyes)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black. Memento Luxe Rose Bud, Love Letter & Angel Pink
Stamps: Uniko Studio Always & Forever & Background Builders: Vines
Accessories: Wink of Stella

Friday, 16 January 2015

Challenge #17

Hello, Sandie here to introduce you to Uniko's January Challenge.

We are kicking off this year with the theme of:

LOVE and FRIENDSHIP

There are a few changes to our challenges this year so before we show you our inspiration cards check out below:

-challenges will run for 2 weeks only and will begin on the 3rd Friday of each month

-you can use any stamps in our challenges

-you can enter as many times as you want and enter as many other challenges as you want combined with ours

We are happy that we have some very creative Guest Designers joining us for this challenge, just click on their names to take a browse around their amazing blogs

Lynn
Lucy
Kitty

And now lets see what they and our DT have created to inspire you to join in our challenge:

Lynn



Lucy



Kitty



Gillian



Sandie



Bev



Sarah



Deborah

Happy Anniversary - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Nicki



Nath



Amber



Need some more inspiration...will some prizes help??

Here is how you can win:


-The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 Gift Voucher for Uniko Studios plus be invited to be a Guest Designer for our next challenge.

-Our DT will also choose a top 3 and all will get  £5 gift voucher.

-If you do use a Uniko stamp we will do a random selected prize to win a £10 gift voucher.
Guest Designers are still welcome to join in on the current challenge too.

Time to get stamping. You have until Friday 30th Jan 8am GMT to link up.

Have fun!










Thursday, 15 January 2015

Still TIME to join in for a chance to win!

Hey!

I'm finally here today to remind you that there is still time to join in on the TIME OUT Challenge HERE, which Uniko Studio is sponsoring.

There are 2 £15 gift vouchers to spend in the Uniko store here up for grabs.

You can win these by:

1. Entering the challenge at TIME OUT Challenges. You can use any stamps but we love to see Uniko stamps!!-The challenge is open now until 5pm GMT on Wednesday  21st Jan-TIME OUT will do a random draw for this prize.

2. Comment on THIS post, we love to read your comments and will do a random draw for the prize.


This fortnight the challenge is a photo inspiration challenge...


Say Hello: Perk up your home with a friendly welcome sign. For an added boost, choose a bright, funky color. Source: Instagram user decorame


The TIME OUT Challenges team have done a wonderful job of interpreting the inspiration HERE and I also created another card to share with you all...




Again I was inspired by the large 'hello' in the photo, but this time round I used a Mama Elephant die. I was also inspired by the green and floral cushion, hence my colour choices and use of florals from Background Builders: Vines.




After stamping the flowers and letting them dry I added a good amount of sparkle using my Wink of Stella pen and then adhered the panel to the green card base using foam adhesive.

Ok, that's all from me today, I had better dash before the beans wake up from their nap and want their tea! At least they are napping this afternoon as yesterday they refused to and I had two cranky babies until they went to bed! 

Thanks for stopping by today & I hope you find some TIME OUT to join in on the challenge :)


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Uniko Studio sponsors TIME OUT Challenges

Hello to you all,

Sandie here to introduce you to a very special post today.

We are very pleased to announce that we are sponsoring the first challenge of the year at TIME OUT Challenges

Not only are we sponsoring this challenge but all our Design Team are joining in with the challenge!

There are 2 £15 gift vouchers to spend in the Uniko store here

You can win these by:

1. Entering the challenge at TIME OUT Challenges. You can use any stamps but we love to see Uniko stamps!!-The challenge is open now until 5pm GMT on Wednesday  21st Jan-TIME OUT will do a random draw for this prize.

2. Comment on this post-we love to read your comments and will do a random draw for the prize

Now for this challenge:

Create a crafting project using this photo as inspiration:

Say Hello: Perk up your home with a friendly welcome sign. For an added boost, choose a bright, funky color. Source: Instagram user decorame

So much here to inspire you-wood, sentiment as the focal point, flowers, patterns, colours and so much more!

Our DT are here to inspire you with these fabulous projects:

Erika



Want some more inspiration? The DT at TIME OUT Challenges have some for you here.

Before you go....don't forget to leave a comment on this post and then take some TIME OUT and join in at TIME OUT Challenges