Thursday, 20 November 2014

Christmas Release Pre-Order & Reveal!

* This is my second post for the day, for my TIME OUT Challenges card click HERE or keep scrolling *

Hey!

I'm SO glad you've stopped by today as today I am unveiling the Christmas Release clear stamps which will *officially* be for sale on the website on the 25th November 9am GMT. 

However, as you may or may not know life is a little crazy here at Uniko Studio HQ with two little baby beans and so to help me stay on top of things and prepare for the release I am allowing pre-orders for the new release along with Background Builders: Christmas and Pure Florals: Poinsettia.

To make pre-ordering a little sweeter I thought I would give you 10% off your order/pre-order! Simply apply the code CHRISTMASspecial to the coupon box during checkout and your discount will be applied.  

*Please note that other in-stock items ordered with pre-ordered items will be shipped with your pre-ordered items*


Anyway, lets get to the reveal...

The title of this first mini set being released says it all, Simply Said Christmas features 7 Christmas / Holiday sentiments perfect for all your creations and projects this festive season.



Simply Said Christmas £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

This next mini set is going to be a new FAVE of mine, this contemporary yet traditional mini set features a large focal point Christmas Tree and mini decorations along with a trio of sentiments perfect for all your Christmas Holiday projects. 



Rustic Christmas £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014


This is the next in the BIG & BOLD series...



BIG & BOLD - Snow £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014


AND lastly but no means least a Winter additions set to the popular Background Builders: Vines set, which I am sure doesn't need any further introductions!! 



Background Builders: Vines Winter Additions £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014


Ok, so there you have it, the 2014 Christmas release! What do you think? What do you like the look of? 

To see all the sets in their full glory we will be having a Design Team Blog Hop on December 11th and there will be a linky for you all to link up your Christmas creations and be in the chance of winning a prize. 

That's all from me today, but I will be back soon with more to share & until then, thank you for stopping by! 


TIME OUT Challenges #19 Embossing & Optional Twist Sparkle

* This is my 1st post of the day, be sure to pop back at 9am for the FULL reveal of the Uniko Studio Christmas Release *

Hey!

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

 Embossing with the optional twist of Sparkle


We have a FABulous sponsor for this challenge... Avocado Arts. For those who use the optional twist with your entry you will be in the chance of winning a prize from the sponsor.

Here is my take on the theme...




How about some sparkly snowflake decorations?! For this card I use a trio of snowflakes from Stunning Snowflakes, the bows are from Label Love: Birthday and the sentiment from Pure Florals: Poinsettia.




I heat embossed the snowflakes with stardust embossing powder and added rhinestones to add the sparkle.

This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Lesley, be sure to stop by Lesley's blog Always Playing With Paper 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) SU! Real Red
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black. Encore Silver
Accessories: Stardust EP. Rhinestones

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

[Uniko Studio Challenge] No. 16 - Christmas & a Welcome!

Hey!

Before I introduce you to the  new challenge & the last for 2014, I'd like to introduce you to the newest Uniko Studio Design Team Member.... Sandie from London Days. Please give Sandie a warm welcome by stopping by her blog HERE :)


Here at Uniko Studio both the DT and I have welcomed Sandie with open arms as she has willingly taken on the task of organising the Uniko Studio Challenges for 2015, which will be all revised and all the more FUN! 


Anyway, though the entries were few, we ALL loved seeing your entries we had for our last challenge & we look forward to seeing your entries for this one :)

To help get your mojo flowing & increase the number of entries I have changed the rules slightly.

Basically you can use ANY PRODUCT you have in your stash that fits the theme and you DON'T have to use at least one Uniko Product on your project entry. However, those who do use a Uniko product on their project entry you will qualify for a random selected winner prize. This gives those who don't own any of our products the chance to win some & join the Uniko Studio community :)

The Prizes:

As voted by the Uniko Studio Design Team:
  • A £20 Gift Certificate to the Winner & Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight & £5 Gift Certificate 

Randomly selected winner:
  • A £10 Gift Certificate to the Winner & Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge

Guest Designers are still welcome to join in on the current challenge too :) 




For the Challenge this month we have a few options:

Anything Goes

or

Anything Goes & the sketch:




As I wasn't finding much time to go into the studio to create, my husband kindly cleared the decks in the small box room in the house and I now have my basic supplies in order to create and do 'work' ;) So, fingers crossed you will be seeing a bit more of me around these parts!

My first task this weekend was to create a card for this months challenge & this is what I came up with...




I decided I needed a little help to get my creativity flowing an I used the sketch as a basis for the layout of my card, but I changed the placement of the sentiment as I didn't want it to compromise the sparkly snowflake die cut! 




I also used the current Crazy for CAS inspiration photo colours seen HERE and below as I couldn't decide on a colour scheme. I do love a non-traditional Christmas card :)




Let's see what the Design Team came up with...
















You have until December 14th 09:00 UK time, to link your card up below. 

The Challenge Rules:
  • Winners will be announced by December 17th
  • Please add the Uniko Studio Challenge badge & link back to the challenge 
  • If you don't have a blog to link back to the challenge, don't worry. Just use "USC"+<challenge number> as your tag. For example, for the second challenge "USC2" and upload it to a gallery. Or send Beverley an email (beverley@unikostudio.com) and she will add your entry for you.
  • Use any product to create your card which fits the challenge theme & be in the chance of winning a £20 Gift Certificate or placed in the Top 3 and winning a £5 Gift Certificate.
  • Showcase any Uniko Studio product: clear stamps, dies, digital pattern paper, digital cut files, or digital stamps. If you haven't purchased any Uniko Studio products, fear not. Plenty of freebies here, AND be in the chance of being a randomly selected winner of a £10 Gift Certificate.
  • You can enter more than once as long as it is a new project each time! 

We can't wait to see your creations. Come play along!


Monday, 17 November 2014

[Uniko Studio Challenge] No. 15 Winners

Hey!

We might not have had as many entries for this last challenge but the creations submitted are all FABulous. The DT and I loved seeing your wonderful creations & you make it hard for us to pick the winner & top 3! If you didn't win or make the top 3 this time we have another challenge for you tomorrow to join in on :)

Anyway, lets get to this round's winners...






Congrats Susan! What a Fabulous creation, I love the crisp whiteness and subtle texture and great use of the colours too :) Please contact [beverley at unikostudio dot com] to claim your £20 Gift Certificate and to arrange for your Guest Design Spot! :)

Now there were SO many wonderful entries the DT had a hard time voting for the top 3 for this challenge, but in no particular order they are...











Congratulations ladies, send me an email to [beverley at unikostudio dot com] to claim your £5 Gift Certificate.

Thank you to everyone for playing along, we really love seeing you use your Uniko Studio products  :) Be sure to come back tomorrow as we have another fun challenge and the same prizes are up for grabs! 

If you don't want to miss any of our releases or challenges why not subscribe to us by email-we have added this to our blog now at the top right hand side bar-sign up now and you will never miss out again!

Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

2014 Christmas Release Sneak Peeks

Hey!

Today I am here to share some Sneak Peeks of the upcoming 2014 Christmas Release :) 

As you all know my time for blogging and creating is limited these days due to the not so little beans, they are growing fast!! So with that in mind the schedule of this release is a little different and is really simple, basically today I am sharing 4 sneak peeks of all the products being released, then I will be back again next Thursday the 20th November with the FULL Reveal of the products which will be available for PRE-ORDER prior to their official release on the website on the 25th November. Then the Design Team & I will be back on December 11th for a Countdown to Christmas blog hop, more details about this nearer the time! 

The reason for me creating the pre-order option is to help me process orders efficiently and be more organised prior to the official release day, I'll be adding a little incentive to pre-order too making things a little sweeter for all my loyal and much appreciated customers :) Without you all supporting me and buying from my little company it wouldn't be possible to do a job that I love :)

Anyway, how about those Sneak Peeks I've mentioned...




It wouldn't be a Christmas release without some Christmas sentiments! This first little peek is of another mini series of stamp sets coming your way.




This next mini set has a lovely modern rustic feel to it featuring a fabulous focal point tree, trimmings and a couple of sentiments, it packs quite a punch for a mini set!




The BIG & BOLD set recently released was a hit so this release sees the next in the series. No guessing to the theme of the set here & if you know me you know I LOVE snowflakes, so it was a must! 




With the popularity of Background Builders: Vines this last mini stamp set will provide even more possibilities to the set, featuring Autumnal and Winter themed stamps.

So, that's all the Sneak Peeks for this Christmas Release, they all might be mini sets but they all pack a punch and have endless possibilities & some of them you will find yourself using throughout the year! 

That's all from me today, I will be popping in with various posts in the coming week, but I do hope that you will pop back on Thursday 20th November for the FULL Reveal of the Christmas release :) Until then thank you for stopping by today.



Thursday, 6 November 2014

TIME OUT Challenges - Home Sweet Home

Hey!

I'm here this morning with another TIME OUT Challenges card. This fortnight is Home Sweet Home with a interiors photo to spark your inspiration...




This is how I was inspired by the photo...




I was mainly inspired by the rustic feel of the photo, but also the pillow on the sofa & sentiment on the shelf. I decided to ink up Background Builders: Vines and gave it a Christmassy feel with the colours and added a few stamped berries from Label Love: Christmas. The sentiment is from Peace On Earth, below is a close up of the detail...




That' all from me today, 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 :) Until the next time, thank you for stopping by.



Tuesday, 4 November 2014

[Uniko Studio Challenge] #15 Revisited - Guest Designer

Hey!

Today we have our winner of Challenge #13 and Guest Designer Melissa from Oh, Smudge! with us to share a reminder project for Challenge #14. Now, you will want to keep reading as Jane has wonderful piece inspiration for you.





Hi everyone!  It's Melissa here and I have to say I was truly thrilled to find out I'd won the last challenge!  What an honour!

This challenge leaves so many options open for design!  I went with an embossing folder to create texture as I really like woodgrain backgrounds and this was an easy way to create one.  I used the Pure Florals: Gerbera set for the main image and the sentiment is from the All Occasions Sentiments #1, a favorite of mine.  I love the soft colors of this challenge and used them all, some subtly and others as the main focus.  I hope you'll join us!




For the Challenge this month we are back to a 'theme' and colour pallet:

'Texture'

Plus




The theme of 'Texture' maybe a daunting theme to you like it was me, but there are lots of ways to add texture to your creations. For example it could be embossing, be it with an embossing folder or heat embossing, or you might be into the current trend of embossing paste with a stencil. It could be that you add texture to your card in a 'faux' way by using a texture stamp or using designer paper that has a texture to it. The possibilities are endless!

You have until November 14th 09:00 UK time, to link your card up below. 

The Challenge Rules:
  • Winners will be announced by November 17th
  • Please add the Uniko Studio Challenge badge & link back to the challenge 
  • If you don't have a blog to link back to the challenge, don't worry. Just use "USC"+<challenge number> as your tag. For example, for the second challenge "USC2" and upload it to a gallery. Or send Beverley an email (beverley@unikostudio.com) and she will add your entry for you.
  • Showcase any Uniko Studio product: clear stamps, dies, digital pattern paper, digital cut files, or digital stamps. If you haven't purchased any Uniko Studio products, fear not. Plenty of freebies here.
  • You can enter more than once as long as it is a new project each time! 
The Prizes:
  • A £20 Gift Certificate to the Winner & Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight & £5 Gift Certificate 
We can't wait to see your creations. Come play along!