Friday, 24 April 2015

Have you joined us?

Hello All

Sandie here to remind you that there is still a week to join in our current challenge:

Things with Wings

Nice and easy right?

There are prizes to be won both random and those chosen by our DT. You can check out a full list of what is up for grabs here

We have Elaine and Michelle joining us for this challenge-2 fabulous Guest Designers.

Our Guest Designers and DT have some extra inspiration for you:






You have another week to join us. Now is the time to get inky. We are looking forward to seeing your creations!



Monday, 20 April 2015

WINNER & a card!

Hey!

Happy Monday :) I do hope your week has got off to a lovely start. It's been a lovely day here in the NE of England with the sun out. I've had a lovely day with the beans with a visit from my university friends, food including cake! Topped off tonight with an hour or so to craft whilst Daddy is out playing football and the beans sleep (well, almost!)

Anyway, I'm here first with the winner of the April DT Blog hop. What a wonderful inspirational hop the team put together. 

So without further ado Random.org picked number...




And in order of the hop the lucky comment is...

These cards are absolutely stunning! I love your inky madness.

Congratulations Pam! 

Send me an email to beverley@unikostudio.com along with your choice of stamp set from the 3 revisited and postal address (if you choose English Country Garden - Butterflies there is a tiny wait until this set is back in stock). 

How about a card...




This was one of the cards we made on Saturday at my class at The Paperlane. We revisited heat embossing with a bit of multi-coloured embossing thrown in, it was good fun! 

I had some age old Moon Glow embossing powders in lovely soft pastel colours. I used the single pink for the rose from Flower Power #6 and green for leaves.




Ok, that's all from me today, I am going to make use of my time and get a little inky with the May Release! I will be back later in the week with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today.


Friday, 17 April 2015

Challenge #20

Hello All,

Sandie here again to introduce you to our new challenge.

This time our theme is:

Things with Wings

We know that many of you love to play along with this kind of challenge. You can use anything that has wings. We sure hope to see lots of butterflies but don't forget all those other things that have wings-what about aeroplanes? We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

For this challenge our Guest Designers are:


and


Both of their blogs are full of inspiring and creative designs. I urge you to click on their names and have a look. You will come away full of ideas and be ready to get inky and join in with our challenge.

Don't forget you can use any stamps in the challenge, it doesn't just have to be Uniko stamps...although we do love to see these and do have a little incentive to use them-see prizes below!!

Now lets see what our Guest Designers and DT have created for you:


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 May 1st 8am GMT to link up.

Have fun!




Thursday, 16 April 2015

TIME OUT Challenge - Inspired By Words

Hey!

It's time for challenge #29 over at TIME OUT Challenges and we are back to being inspired by words, the phrase for this fortnights challenge is...


You can't make a rainbow without a little rain


What do these words inspire you to create? I was inspired by the word rainbow, which resulted in this card...




I love a rainbow of colours on a card, it really does make me happy to see lots of colour :) I started out by selecting 6 of my SU! Brights colour ink pads and my Background Builders: Squared clear stamp set. Which is on the next restocks order coming next month (fingers crossed). 

After all the stamping I then created a frame using my SU! Size Square Framelits dies and added a sentiment from Simply Said Birthday clear stamp set. I added a few Bazzil Basics Bling it! square rhinestones to finish the card off.




This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Michelle, be sure to stop by Michelle's blog HERE 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 again later in the week with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by today.



Saturday, 11 April 2015

April 2015 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey!

I'm SO happy you've stopped by the blog today as today is the April 2015 Design Team Blog Hop.... WHAT?!? I hear the regulars say! With moving house recently I have delayed the release until May 11th, my sincere apologies...BUT the team & I are here today with an awesome hop & GIVEAWAY to make up for it.

As we've quite a few new followers here, ("Hello & Thank you") I will explain what's going on! 

Here at Uniko Studio I currently only release new products every other month (apart from this 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 Studio HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 7 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 we are looking back at three clear stamp sets, YEP, you read it correctly THREE! We have a theme 'Things with Wings', so we are looking back at the previously released BRIGHT Butterflies, English Country Garden - Butterflies & Paradise - Hummingbird.








Here are a few of my favourite 'old' projects using the sets...








And I had a little creative time, though my mojo seems to still be AWOL and made a couple of new projects to share with you...




For my card using English Country Garden - Butterflies I used the current CASE this Sketch! layout  seen HERE and below as a staring point.




I kept is super CAS but added some Wink Of Stella to the butterfly for a subtle sparkle...




Next another CAS one layer card using my favourite trio of colours...




Now how about some awesome inspiration from the Design Team, I know they will give you some new and fresh ideas for using these sets. So please hop along and see what they have in store for you and be sure to comment along the hop to win an in-stock revisited set or a £5 eGift Certificate to spend in store.




CLICK HERE to see more from Amber




CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah





CLICK HERE to see more from Sandie





CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G





CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P



So, that's all from me today, but I hope to be back tomorrow with more to share. Until then THANK YOU for sticking around and popping by today.





Thursday, 9 April 2015

News...!

Hey!

What a gorgeous Spring day it is here in the NE of England :) the sun is shining and it's pretty hot out there! I do love the sun and warm weather, but this afternoon whilst the little beans are napping I've been making a card, so I am back as promised with this to share & some news...




So, I am a little late sharing the news here at Uniko Studio, but our lovely Gillian & husband welcomed their precious baby boy James George Ross into the world on April 1st. Congratulations Gillian he is so cute. Be sure to stop by Gillian's blog HERE and send your best wishes.




It was only right that I inked up Sweet Baby and as always I couldn't resist using the bear ;) I coloured him simply with SU! markers and fussy cut him out before adhering him to some note book die cuts. These are mounted to the card base using foam adhesive.




CASology even said it themselves, but they have a rather fitting challenge on their blog this week, the theme being NEWS! Gillian is a DT member over there too, so they are having a little celebration & it's only right I join in & link my card up over there. Be sure to check out the challenge HERE.

Ok, that's all from me today, I can hear and see movement on the bean monitor! I'll be back again on Saturday with another card to share & a Design Team Blog Hop :) 

Until then, thank you for stopping by today.


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Ooops! I Forgot...more WINNERS!

Hey All!

I sincerely apologise, it totally slipped my mind to announce the winner for the March DT Blog Hop. Thanks to Denise for the reminder email last night! 

Anyway, without further ado random.org picked the following number...




And in order of the hop the lucky comment was made by...

Monika Reeck said...
look so soft Deborah I love it and I love the color combo green and yellow looks so pretty for Mother Day Card, if you give it to your Mom she will be so glad if you give to your friend that also Mom she will be delightful with your sweet card...

I join TMR again..hope you like my card Deborah this time with green colors :)

hugs, Monika

Congratulations Monika! Send me an email with your postal address and I will get a Flower Power #4 set in the mail to you.

Ok, that's all from me today, but I plan on being back on the blog tomorrow with a card to share, it's been a while! I'm finally getting back into the groove with creating :) so fingers crossed you will see more of me and my cards around here! 

Thanks for stopping by today and for joining in on the March DT Blog Hop!