Thursday, 2 April 2015

TIME OUT Challenges - CASE With Your Own Twist

Hey!

It's time for the next challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges! This fortnight is a CASE challenge, with your own twist. This month we have an awesome muse, Kim from Art Keeps Me Sane.

We also have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge as it is Easter... Clearly Besotted are offering a £20 eGift Certificate to the winner.

Anyway, Kim created this beauty to inspire us all...




Here is my take on Kim's card...




I was inspired by the cluster of blooms in a corner and the bold sentiment on Kim's card. I translated it onto my card using Flower Power #2 and leaves from Flower Power #6. I masked and stamped to create the layered effect. I then simply coloured the blooms and leaves with my SU! markers. 

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, the free set which was available in a recent Simply Cards & Papercrafts publication.




Ok, that's all from me today, but there is much more inspiration over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Claire, be sure to stop by Claire's blog Life On The Scrap Heap, 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.


Friday, 27 March 2015

Have you joined us yet?

Hi, Sandie here to remind you that there is still time to join our challenge.

The challenge is:

Anything Goes with this option of using this sketch:


If you do use this sketch you have the chance of winning a £10 Uniko gift voucher. There are also lots for more prizes to be won-details here.

We are joined this week by our Guest Designer Emily who has again this week made this amazing card to inspire you to play along:
And now lets see what our DT have made:

Sarah G



Bev






Now it is your time to play along and remember you can use any stamp to play!!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Still TIME to join in on the TIME OUT Challenge!

Hey!

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

 CAS & Twist Black & White with a Splash of 1 Colour


We have a FABulous sponsor for this challenge... CASual Fridays, the winner will receive a $20 Gift Voucher.

Here is my take on the theme using the twist...




This time I went for a soft blue to compliment the black & white and as I know who I am sending the card to I chose a get well sentiment. I added some glitter sparkle and a little bit of the same colour Soft Sky from SU! to the dots on the leaves which you can see a close up of in the photo below.




The card also has quite a bit of dimension, which sometimes the extra postage cost is worth it!

Anyway, this fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Susanne be sure to stop by Susanne's blog Keep In Touch! 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.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Challenge #19

Hello there!

Sandie here with our new challenge and this time we have made it really easy for you to let your creativity bloom! 

Our challenge is:

Anything Goes!

If you want you can also use this optional sketch and if you do you could win a gift voucher to use in our store here


Don't forget you can use any stamps you like for this challenge and enter as many times as you want.

For this challenge we are very happy to have these fabulous Guest Designers joining us:



Just click on their names to check out their amazing blogs. I guarantee you will come away inspired!

We are joined for this challenge by a newest design team membeSarah. If you missed yesterday's welcome post then take a look and then visit her creative and inspiring cards on her blog Funky Fossil Designs.

Lets see what our Guest Designers and our DT have created to inspire you to join in our challenge:

Amy



Emily





Best Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


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 our optional sketch 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 April 3rd 8am GMT to link up.

Have fun!




Thursday, 19 March 2015

TIME OUT Challenges - CAS & Twist Black & White with a Splash of 1 Colour

Hey!

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

 CAS & Twist Black & White with a Splash of 1 Colour


We have a FABulous sponsor for this challenge... CASual Fridays, the winner will receive a $20 Gift Voucher.

Here is my take on the theme using the twist...




The best seller at Uniko Studio is back in stock - Pure Florals: Gerbera. I decided to dust my set off and ink it up. Creative time is really limited at the moment, so CAS is the only way to go. I think this took me less than 10 minutes to make. The longest part being adding the glitter to and fussy cutting the pink flower out! 

This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Susanne be sure to stop by Susanne's blog Keep In Touch! 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.


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A Farewell & A Warm Welcome!

Hey!

Sorry I have been MIA for SO long, things have been a little crazy round here at the new Uniko Studio HQ, but things are calming down so 'normal' activity should resume! 

Anyway, there have been a few changes at Uniko Studio and unfortunately we are saying farewell to another member of the Design Team. Erika has had to step down from the team due to health and we are sorry to say farewell and I THANK YOU Erika for all your hard work and promotion of Uniko Studio. Don't be a stranger & hope that with lots of rest we will soon see you around blogland again soon. 

With farewells come WARM WELCOMES! 

I am delighted to be introducing you to the newest member of the Design Team today, who of which will not be a stranger to the majority of Uniko followers. So without further ado I would like you all to give Sarah G a warm welcome :)

Now, I'll hand you over to Sarah...

Hi, my name is Sarah from Funky Fossil Designs and I am so excited to be joining the fantastic DT at Uniko! 



I have been a big fan of Bev and her designs for some time and have lots of great Uniko products to show for it so the opportunity to come and join in the fun here was too good to miss :)  I have been stamping and cardmaking for a number of years now but the products just keep getting better and there is always something that I 'need' - I think that makes me a stampaholic!  Hopefully I am amongst good company.

I live in the UK with my two sweet boys and very understanding husband.  I work full time and spend most evenings getting inky.  I am also on the design teams at Time Out Challenges and at Make the Day Special Stamp Store.  When I am not creating for a design team I am playing along with many of the fab challenges which keep me trying new things.  I have only been blogging for a year and have made lots of wonderful friends and I look forward to making even more as part of the Uniko team.  I would say that my style is relatively CAS but tell me what you think from the cards that I have made to say hello!




I thought the loopy hello from All Occasions Sentiments #1 looked like a string so added it to a balloon from the recently released Balloon Bash.




I went for a comic book look using the stamps from Explosion! which I embossed in colour and masked before using a dotty stencil.




Finally a spring shaker card using the beautiful Gerbera set - I white embossed, watercoloured and cut out the flower and attached it to a shaker.  The background paper was 'smooshed' with the distress inks that I used for the watercolouring.  The sentiment is from Flower Power #6.

I hope you like my Uniko designs.  I have an extra card over on my blog and would love it if you stopped by for a visit :)

Sarah x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

March 2015 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hey!

I'm SO happy you've stopped by the blog today as today is the March 2015 Design Team Blog Hop.  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. 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 6 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 to dust off the previously released Flower Power #4.




With Spring peeking it's head every so often & with Easter on its way. I thought it would be nice to spread some Spring cheer to those who might not be seeing it as much as we are here in the UK.

I apologise in advance for my lack of 'new' creations, I've not had much crafting time since we moved house and my 'work' room is just a room with boxes and no desk, so I am sharing a couple of  cards I created when I released this set...






I know for a fact that the DT have whipped up some awesome creations which more than makes up for my tardiness! So please hop along and see what they have in store for you and be sure to comment along the hop to win 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 Gillian



CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki



CLICK HERE to see more from Sandie



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah


So, that's all from me today, but I really do hope to be back to 'normal' activity later this week :) Until then THANK YOU for sticking around and popping by today.