Friday, 22 July 2016

Have You Joined Us Yet?

Hey!

Some of the team and I along with Carol our Guest Designer are here to remind you that there is still time to join in on the July Uniko challenge.

We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity...


 

Whatever the season around the world there is always flowers! So whether you choose Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter the theme this month is flowers.


You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.

Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to bev@uniko.co.uk and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

 

This month we have another super Guest Designer joining us this month, Carol from Just Me CCarol was the lucky winner from Challenge #32 and has created another beauty to inspire you...

 
 
 

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol and leave some love :)

 

Now, here's some inspiration from the Uniko Design Team:

 
CLICK HERE to see more from Bev

 

 

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

Uniko Studio stamps

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

Aren't these just super! Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

 

THE PRIZES

 

  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £15 gift voucher.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 200 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.

You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Friday 12th August (7.00pm EDT).

 

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #183

Hey!

It's a new month over at CAS Colours & Sketches with LOTS of fun challenges in store. As it is the summer months we are taking it in turns to be a hostess for the week. This week our hostess is the lovely Stef.

Stef has come up with this lovely colour combo HERE and seen below for you to try...




With the Summer finally arriving this week here in the UK, my thoughts have been tropical again, so this is how my card turned out...


 


I was quite pleased as I have two of the 3 colours this week, so I didn't have to colour match. All the supplies are listed at the end of the post.

My card is just simple stamping of the Hibiscus and tropical leaves on a panel of whisper white CS. After I had finished stamping I sliced the panel at an angle and adhered it to a Tip Top Taupe card base, leaving a space for a white embossed sentiment.



Ok, that's all from me for now, I hope I have inspired you to give these colours a go and join in on the challenge this week. Be sure to stop on over HERE and check out what the rest of the CAS Colours & Sketches DT have done using the colours and I hope to see you in the gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Paradise and Paradise Leaves
Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Island Indigo and VersaMark
Card Stock: SU! Whisper White & Tip Top Taupe
Accessories: Detail White Embossing Powder

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Friday, 15 July 2016

Uniko Challenge #34

Hey!

Welcome to the July Uniko challenge. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity...



Whatever the season around the world there is always flowers! So whether you choose Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter the theme this month is flowers.

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.

Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to bev@uniko.co.uk and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!
This month we have another super Guest Designer joining us this month, Carol from Just Me C

Carol was the lucky winner from Challenge #32 and has created this beauty to inspire you...




CLICK HERE to see more from Carol and leave some love :)

Now, here's some inspiration from the Uniko Design Team:

CLICK HERE to see more from Bev




CLICK HERE to see more from Jane


CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey
Aren't these just super! Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

THE PRIZES

  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £15 gift voucher.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 200 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.
You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Friday 12th August (7.00pm EDT).

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Uniko Challenge #33 WINNERS!

Hey!

I'm am here on time (for once) to announce the winners of our Photo Inspiration Challenge.  Not so many entries this time, but they were ALL absolutely stunning and used the inspiration photo wonderfully. Thank you to everyone who joined in.


Firstly we have our overall winner chosen by the DT:




Congratulations Glenda and here is your winners badge:




You have won a £20 eGift Certificate to spend in Uniko store here-please contact me at bev@uniko.co.uk by the 28th July 2016.



We would also love to have you join us as our Guest Designer for a future challenge. If you are interested please contact me at bev@uniko.co.uk by the 28th July 2016.

Next, we have a randomly selected winner who used Uniko products on their entry and that winner is:
Please contact Bev at bev@uniko.co.uk by the 28th July 2016
to claim your 150 reward points.



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


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






You have all won 50 loyalty reward points.
Please contact me at bev@uniko.co.uk
by the 28th July 2016 to claim your prize.


Congratulations to ALL the winners & EVERYONE who joined in on the fun!

We have a NEW challenge starting tomorrow, so be sure to pop by and see what we have this month, 
I hope you will join in on the fun :)



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CAS Colours & Sketches #182

Hey!

This month over at CAS Colours & Sketches we have LOTS of fun challenges in store. As it is the summer months we are taking it in turns to be a hostess for the week. This week our hostess is the lovely Jane.

Jane has come up with this awesome sketch HERE and seen below for you to try...




I had SO many ideas for this sketch, but limited time this week to make a card. This is how I ended up using the sketch...




I had some previously stamped and die cut elements on my desk left over from previous projects a couple of weeks ago, so I put them to good use on my card! 




The flower blooms are from Uniko's Flower Power #2 and I have used the Rock N Roll inking technique to stamp them. The leaves are from Natures Treasures II and the sentiment from Simply Said. The doily is a Papertrey Ink die cut. As usual I have added a good covering of Wink Of Stella to my flowers and leaves ;)

I hope I have inspired you to give the sketch a go and join in on the challenge this week. Be sure to stop on over HERE and check out what the rest of the CAS Colours & Sketches DT have done using the colours and I hope to see you in the gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Supplies:
Ink: SU! Summer Sun & Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay. Lucky Limeade VersaFine Onyx Black
Card Stock: SU! Whisper White & Sahara Sand
Accessories: Wink Of Stella, Papertrey Ink Die and SU! It's My Party Enamel Dots

Monday, 11 July 2016

July 2016 Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Hey!

What better way to start the week than with the July 2016 Design Team Blog Hop. Along with the hop we have a GIVEAWAY! So be sure to grab a drink, get comfy, relax and enjoy.

As we've quite a few new followers here, ("Hello & Thank you") I will explain what's going on! Here at Uniko I *USUALLY* only release new products every other month. This is for a number of reasons, firstly, being an avid paper crafter myself and knowing the current economic climate I know 'some' are on a limited budget when it comes to buying new stash, so this way you're not tempted to splurge too much every month.

The second reason is that it is just me here at Uniko HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 22 month old twin boys. So releasing every other month gives me chance to keep my head above water, well...just about!

So, on the in-between release months the Design Team & I take a look back at a previously released product, dust it off and give it some love.

This month I decided upon the Paradise Hummingbird clear stamp set, probably due to the recent tropical June release!




Anyway, as usual I like to show a couple of older favourite creations using this set. More examples can be found HERE over on Pinterest.






How about a fresh new card using this set...




I was inspired by my recent CAS Colours & Sketches card layout seen HERE, so I decided to use it again for my card today. I fogot to leave the edge of base card showing down the right hand side though :(




I used my Hero Arts Ombré inks to stamp the flowers and the hummingbird, I have the 3 in my favourite coours! I also added Wink Of Stella to the hummingbird, because whenever I see a video (I've not been lucky enough to see one IRL yet) of a hummingbird they always seem to have a shimmer about them. 

Ok, that's all from me but, it wouldn't be a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY right? 

Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning this featured set and an eGift Certificate for £5.  Or if you win and already own the set an eGift certificate for £10 will be awarded. You have until midnight Monday 18th July 2016 to comment and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 19th July 2016.



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



 CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P


Thank you for stopping & hopping along with us today :)


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Saturday, 9 July 2016

June Release Design Team Blog Hop Giveaway Winner!

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Happy Weekend to you all, I hope you are all having a good one so far. I've been at The Paperlane this morning running my little class with a lovely group of ladies. I will be sharing some of the cards we made over the coming days. 

It's been a warm but rainy day here for us in the NE of the UK. Though the beans managed to play outside for an hour or so before the heavens opened this afternoon. They were not very happy at all when we had to come in!

Anyway, I'm here today to announce the WINNER of the June Release Design Team Blog Hop. Random.org helped me choose the winner who left this lovely comment on Lindsey's blog. 

The WINNER is...

Love your tropical background colours and love that bird set. This is a company I have not heard of before so must investigate further! hugs Mrs A.


Congratulations Mrs A! Please send an email to bev@uniko.co.uk along with your postal address by the 23rd July 2016 and I will get your winnings on their way to you.


Thank you to everyone who left comments and hopped along with us. We will be having our usual Revisited Blog Hop next week on the 11th July 9am BST with our usual GIVEAWAY too! 

Before I go, how about a little card inspiration...




This is one of the cards we made during the class today. I was getting the ladies to have a go with stencilling and ink blending - good inky fun! 




The diagonal stripe background was created using the SU! Stripe stencil and Peacock Feather distress ink. The outline hibiscus from the Paradise clear stamp set was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in detail white EP onto some card which had been ink blended with Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. 

After fussy cutting the hibiscus out they are adhered to the card using DST and the middle flower raised with foam adhesive. I have also added a good smothering of Wink Of Stella to the flowers! The sentiment is from the set and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins are added for embellishment.

Ok, that's all from me today, I will be back tomorrow with more to share. Until then, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Saturday!
Supplies:
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Peacock Feather, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. 
Card Stock: SU! Smokey Slate & Whisper White
Accessories: Foam Adhesive, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and Wink Of Stella