Sunday, 19 February 2017

February 2017 & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks Day 2

WhooHoo!

The Uniko 5th Birthday Celebrations are now in FULL swing. Yesterday I shared the first 2 sneak peeks of the FIVE clear stamps being released this month and today I get to show you the last of the 'official' sneak peeks.

Ok, lets get to these peeks...




This first peek is BANG on trend! It is another new 'style' stamp being added to the Uniko Clear Stamp line up called Background Blocks. This has SO many possibilities and can be paired with SO many clear stamps from florals to masculine images. Which leads me nicely onto the next peek...




Now, if you are a long time fan and follower of Uniko, you might just recognise the font and design in this peek ;) This set again is BANG on trend and pairs perfectly with the previously released Explosion! clear stamp set.

Lastly but by no means least I have listened to your requests and suggestions for this clear stamp set...





Again, if you have been following me and Uniko for some time, you will know my LOVE of Scandinavian design and before our 4th Birthday celebrations I shared a post HERE called Uniko...way back to the beginning! Anyway, this little mini set is inspired by my all time favourite design and I can't wait to show you the possibilities of this set!

Ok, so that is all the peeks and tomorrow the FUN begins as the Design Team and I start the product introductions.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th Sept, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 25th February 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks! Hope to see you back tomorrow?!

Hugs

Uniko Sponsors AAA Cards!

Hey!

I'm super duper pleased you have popped back today as again we have LOTS more fun to share with you! 

This post is simply awesome! As myself and Uniko are proud to be sponsoring the challenge  over at AAA Cards this fortnight. This fortnight the challenge HERE is Watercolour...




The Uniko Design Team and myself have joined in on the fun and created some watercolour inspiration for you...



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

That's all from the Uniko DT and myself for now, but be sure to head on over HERE to see what the AAA Cards Design Team have created to inspire you and to join in on the fun too. I hope to see you in the gallery!

I'll be back AGAIN soon with Day 2 of the February & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks ;)

Hugs


Saturday, 18 February 2017

Super FREE Saturday Returns!

* This is my 2nd post this morning, if you missed the February 2017 Release Sneak Peeks click HERE*


Hey!

Yep, those of you who have been following Uniko for a while may remember a feature I had a few years ago called Super FREE Saturday. It was a featured I did roughly every month, where I  designed a little digital freebie for you all to use. Some were pre coloured, ready to print and cut others were outline images for you to colour.

Anyway, I thought I would reintroduce the feature and again it will be every other month in between releases. I know it IS release month this month, but we're celebrating so I couldn't resist having an 'extra' freebie for you all to use ;)




https://www.dropbox.com/s/scpjhn5lwly4s9o/SFS%20Feb%202017.zip?dl=0


This is a is a beautiful design especially for those who like to colour! It is called 'happy roses' and is a compilation design from a number of Uniko clear stamp sets, Flower Power #6 and Originally Organic. They pair up beautifully ;)

I've created a couple of samples to inspire you and show you how they can be used...




 This first card both the floral design and sentiment are printed onto white card stock and I have simply coloured the design with Copic Markers. I used a total of 5 markers and just did simple flat colouring.




My next card is again a one layer card. This time I printed the floral design onto Kraft card stock and coloured it in using Prismacolour pencils. 




I opted for two shades of yellow, so that the roses would really 'pop' against the Kraft card stock. The sentiment is stamped and is also a little sneak at a sentiment from a set we will be introducing on Tuesday ;)




Sarah G here crashing the Uniko blog....I love the colouring that Bev has done on this gorgeous image.  I have focused on the digi as an outline image by foiling in gold and hot pink:



Foiling is really hard to pick up in a decent photo but I hope you can see it!  I have more over at my blog....back over to Bev :)

Deborah here to crash the party too! Well, why not? I made a card using these pretty flowers too. Details on my blog:


I'd LOVE to see what you create using this digital stamp! Tag @unikoltd on Facebook and Instagram.

Or why not create a card and link up to our current Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Twist Love HERE or we have our 5th Birthday Linky Party HERE. There are FAB prizes to be won on both these posts ;)

Ok, that is all from me today but I will be back tomorrow with more Sneak Peeks to share and MORE!! 

Hugs

February 2017 & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks Day 1

WhooHoo!
The Uniko 5th Birthday Celebrations are now in FULL swing, as today I get to show you a couple of the 'official' sneak peeks for the February 2017 Release.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this release. I treasure your patronage and support for Uniko, whether you've been here since the beginning or just a few days :)

Ok, lets get to these peeks...



First up we have a peek at a tiny section of a new 'style' of stamp, part of a collection that I am introducing to the line up of Uniko clear stamps called Block Party. I can't wait to show you the possibilities of this stamp on Monday 20th Feb ;)

Now, if you LOVE Originally Organic clear stamp set AND the FREE Digital Stamp Set featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts back in September 2016 (available for download HERE), then I think you might just LOVE this additional clear stamp set!




The possibilities of this set on its own are fabulous, but pair it with Originally Organic and you will be set for endless possibilities!


You will get to see more of this set in use by the DT and myself in the coming days, so stay tuned! I will be back tomorrow with more Sneak Peeks to share with you, hope to see you then :)


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing 20th - 24th Sept, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 25th February 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks!
Hugs

Friday, 17 February 2017

My Five Faves From Year 5 of Uniko

Hey!

I'm here today to share my last five faves from year 5 of Uniko, I've really enjoyed this little birthday celebration feature and I hope you have too?! Though I am a little sad it has come to an end, I am also a little happy, because that means tomorrow is February Release Sneak Peek time - Whoop Whoop!

Anyway, let's see what I have chose to share with you today...




I LOVE Tea and Beautiful Blooms III go hand in hand, as you can hopefully see by the card above. They were designed and released at the same time and I just love this card and how it showcases both the clear stamp sets. It makes me long for warmer weather too! 




I can't believe I haven't chosen a butterfly card to share as one of my faves yet! So when I came across this one I HAD to add it today! English Country Garden - Butterflies clear stamp set, in a beautiful rainbow of colour. This card makes my heart happy :)

Next I have a Marvellous Mehndi card to share...




When I released this clear stamp set last year and even though it was designed to an emerging and  growing trend this year, I really wasn't sure how customers would respond to it. I was delighted and overwhelmed with the response to it along with the rest of the Sept/Oct 2016 release :)




I couldn't do a five faves without adding a Bob the Toucan card, which also features the Hibiscus flower and leaves from Paradise clear stamp set. Another set partially designed at Uni and partially designed prior to our Wedding announcement.

Lastly, but by no means least my final favourite features Winter Foliage, another popular clear stamp set from the Sept/Oct 2016 release. I chose this card because of how CAS it is, you know I love CAS and this turned out just the way I had envisioned it to :)




Well, that wraps up my Five Faves from year 1 to year 5. What an amazing five years it has been, thanks to YOU! Without YOU I wouldn't enjoy what I do so much. Your love, support and understanding (even more so now) as I juggle day to day life with Uniko and two crazy beans means SO much to me. 

THANK YOU!

I do hope you will join me tomorrow, we've LOTS going on?! First we kick off the February Release with some Sneak Peeks?! Then, I've another little FREEBIE for you all ;)

See you soon!
Hugs

Thursday, 16 February 2017

My Five Faves From Year 4 of Uniko

Hey!

Did you see Lindsey's Design Team Inspiration post from earlier today? It's one not to be missed and be sure to check it out HERE.

I'm back this evening with my next instalment of My Five Faves. If it's your first time visiting or you've been MIA for a few days, Uniko is celebrating their 5th Birthday. This means there has been 5 years of inspiration and I've been taking a wander down memory lane and choosing 5 favourite projects from each year. It's not as easy as it sounds! You can catch up on the others HERE, HERE and HERE.

Anyway, onto my first choice for today...




You can't have a celebration without balloons, right? This card is from February 2016, when I introduced Balloon Bash. I chose this card because of the simplicity and colours I have used. I love one layer cards too and they don't always turn out as good as this one (well, for me anyway!).




Ah, Pure Florals: Cosmos. Another firm favourite of mine and many! Another one layer card which turned out well and again a card using my favourite colour combo ;) This card uses the technique of adding ink to your stamp block, spritzing and then stamping it onto your card. Such a fun technique which produces different results each time.

Next I have another technique card...




This is such a fun way to use the negative part of a die cut that you would normally throw away. I also chose this card because of the happy roses from Flower Power #6 and Background Builders: Vines.

If you are unfamiliar with Uniko clear stamps, one thing I take into consideration A LOT when designing the stamps is 'how can they and will they coordinate with previously released clear stamp sets'. Having the same image in a larger or smaller size creates a wealth of possibilities and you can create pretty stamped backgrounds like I have on the card above!

My next card uses a combination of stamps, both of which I LOVE and that work so beautifully together like on this...




Beautiful Blooms II and Natures Treasures II a wonderful combination. I love this colour combo too, Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade and Chocolate Chip.

Lastly, but by no means least I had to choose a I LOVE Coffee card, for all you coffee lovers out there...




This card shows how Uniko clear stamps can be paired with other companies stamps/products you may have in your stash. On this card I have used Stampin' Up! Grunge Grid BG stamp, why reinvent the wheel and all that?? 

Ok, so that wraps up day 4 of my five faves. If you want to check out more projects using these featured sets then take a look at the Pinterest pages via the links below...









Thanks for stopping by again today & I hope to see you tomorrow for my last five faves!
Hugs

More Bangs for your Buck

Hi, it's Lindsey here with another post on how to get "more bangs for your buck".

I liked the idea so much from last month, I thought I'd give it another go with another stamp set!

I've been playing with the same stamp set and the same colourway to produce 2 very different cards.

 

February is a month full of romance so what better than a 'lovey-dovey' card?

Literally, using the two doves from the Peace On Earth stamp set.

 
 
 
For my second card, I've gone festive:


 

You can purchase the "Peace on Earth" stamp set HERE.

 

So before you put your Christmas stamp sets to the back of the shelf

why not have a play and see if you can get "more bangs for your buck"!