Saturday, 25 June 2016

June 2016 Release Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

Hey!

I am super happy you have stopped by today, as the Uniko Design Team and I are here with a blog hop to inspire you a little more with the NEW Uniko June 2016 Release stamps! 

If you missed the reveal and release day post HERE, I will do a little recap of the two NEW products lining the Uniko shelves. The winner from that post for the £10 eGift Certificate was announced HERE.

The Tropical trend is still HOT at the moment and I just had to jump on the band wagon and put my take on the trend out there!


Paradise £9.00 - £9.95 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016


Firstly, I'd like to introduce you to Bob, Bob the Toucan! Bob was originally drawn way back in 2007/2008 while I was at Uni, the jungle/tropical trend was evident back then too ;)

I've added in fun graphical modern styled Hibiscus flowers to compliment the paradise theme, which also work perfectly with the previously released Paradise Hummingbird set.

Lastly we have a lovely mini complimentary set called Paradise Leaves. This is not only a FAB add on set to the two mentioned above but is also FUN on it's own.



Paradise Leaves £4.00 - £4.95 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

Ok, how about a little inspiration?! As I have shared quite a few projects recently using these sets HERE, HERE and HERE. I have just the one card today...




I needed a little help kick starting my mojo and I used a couple of challenges to help me! First up the layout of my card inspired by the new CAS(E) this Sketch! sketch seen HERE and below. Secondly my colour combo is inspired by the new Color Throwdown colours seen HERE and below.






The little rounded tag is from Pretty Pink Posh, die cut from a scrap of Papertrey Ink Bitty Dot Raspberry Fizz DP. I then stamped and fussy cut the hibiscus and leaves, adhering the flower with foam adhesive. I added some Wink Of Stella for a little subtle sparkle too! 




That's all from me, but I'll pass you over to the AWESOME Uniko Design Team now. Be sure to comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning these two clear stamp sets AND the previously released Paradise Hummingbird set...



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 Nicki




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P



Both the new products are available HERE now to purchase, I have increased my stock levels again this month and they are both still in stock! 

We also have a FREE Worldwide Shipping offer on orders of £35 or more (acetate packaging only - sorry). The offer is this weekend ONLY, ends Sunday 26th June Midnight BST.

USE CODE: freeshippingweekend35

Thank you for stopping by today and your lovely comments and support, they are all very much appreciated. 

Friday, 24 June 2016

Have You Joined Us Yet?

Hey!

The Design Team, Guest Designer and I are here today to remind you about the June Uniko challenge.  We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity...



This is a FUN photo inspiration challenge this month to create a card or project. Simply use the graphic above to inspire your creation, whether it be the colours, pattern or layout. The possibilities are endless! 

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.  And, if you do use Uniko, there's an extra chance to win a prize. There is also an extra chance to win if you TWIST with us too ;)

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, Anita from My Papercraft World

Anita was the lucky winner from Challenge #31 and has created this beauty to inspire you...



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


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



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 P


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 £20 gift voucher.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 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 150 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 8th July (7.00pm EDT).

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #179

Hey!

I'm here today with my CAS Colours & Sketches DT card for this weeks challenge. Excited again, as I am hosting the challenges over there this month, which means I have picked the colour combinations and designed the sketches for you to use and hopefully inspire you to create and play along :)

This week HERE, is sketch week and this is the sketch I came up with...





A fun and super simple sketch (well I think so), allowing for your creativity to flow :) Anyway, this is how I used it...



Again I have gone for a tropical theme. I am just loving the new hibiscus flower from the new Uniko Paradise clear stamp set ;) 

This time I have paired it with the I LOVE Coffee clear stamp set and a mix sentiment from I LOVE Tea. My reason for this is because of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is taking place right now! There is so much fun happening over HERE right now, with so many wonderful prizes up for grabs, including one from Uniko! PLUS I have a giveaway on THIS post, be sure to stop by and comment for a chance to win. 



With a tropical card, I needed tropical colours and it just so happens that this weeks colour combination at the Color Throwdown HERE and seen below are tropical.




I kept my card really simple, stamping the coffee cup and sentiment first in black ink. I then stamped the hibiscus flowers in SU! Pixie Pink and Melon Mambo with the centre in Summer Sun. The panel is mounted onto a Lucky Limeade card base using foam adhesive, after rounding the bottom right corner. I added two white enamel dots to represent the sketch details.




That's all from me just now, I hope to be back later with more to share. For now though I am off to enjoy a few bean free hours and the sunshine! 

Be sure to check out the CC&S Design Team inspiration HERE and I hope to see you in the gallery too this week! 

Thanks for stopping by :)



Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Friendship, Tea & a WINNER!

Hey!

Argh... is my mood right now :( I have been sat 'trying' to make a few cards since 7pm and I have only managed to create this one! 

Everything I wanted to do just wasn't working out, my mojo seems to have been worn out by my two crazy beans today, who as I type are still messing around in their cots :( To say this mama isn't in the best mood is an understatement.

I have been wanting to make some cards for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop HERE all weekend. But with having family over, Fathers Day and being unwell I didn't get time. Hence my eagerness to create tonight! 

Anyway, enough waffle how about a summer tea shaker card...




I kept things simple in the end, opting for a sentiment from the Uniko I LOVE Tea clear stamp set and pairing it with Flower Power #2, which has recently come back into stock. 




I also decided to use the Uniko Challenge photo inspiration colours seen HERE and below for my card. There is still plenty of time to join in on the Uniko Challenge and prizes up for grabs too ;)




Oh and to by the way Uniko is sponsoring the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop AND I am giving away a flash prize AND I have an extra giveaway HERE too! 

Before I go I have the winner of the Uniko June Release Day comments to announce! Random.org helped me choose the winning comment for the £10 eGift Certificate and the winner is...

Great new release and so good to see the restocks which are already on my wish list!

Congratulations Maggie! Please send an email to bev@uniko.co.uk by Tuesday 28th June 2016 to claim your prize.

Thanks to everyone who commented on the release day post, they are all appreciated. Don't forget that we have a Design Team Blog Hop using the new release this Saturday!

Ok, that's all from me today, I am off to hop along a few more of the cards in the gallery to spark some creativity! 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Uniko Sponsors the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

* For the Uniko Challenge #33, Photo Inspiration CLICK HERE *



Hey & Happy Friday!

I'm super happy you have stopped by today, Uniko was yet again honoured to be invited by the lovely Amy from Tsuruta Designs and is proudly to be sponsoring another fun blog hop and challenge...




The winner of the Uniko prize will get a £15 eGift Certificate
AND 
There is a Flash Prize up for grabs too 
PLUS
a little giveaway at the end of this post too ;)

Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a newly created Summer Themed Coffee, Tea & or Cocoa project, no back-linkng please. Random.org will be used to draw the winners.

To link up your projects and more details about the hop and Super Sponsors pop on over to the Coffee Loving Carmakers Blog HERE.

To kick this FABulous hop off I've created my own Summer themed card...




I had my thinking cap on for this hop and then it came to me, coffee in paradise! 

Uniko has recently released two NEW clear stamp sets, Paradise and Paradise leaves. So, I thought I'd combine the hibiscus flower with the coffee cup from I LOVE Coffee. The Aloha sentiment fit perfectly inside the cup too ;)




I used my favourite summer colours and added some SU! It's My Party enamel dots and lots of Wink Of Stella to the hibiscus flowers! 

That's all I had time to make (for now), but I hope that I have inspired you to join in on the fun HERE! But, before I go today, how about another PRIZE?! 

Simply leave a comment on this post by 6am (PST) June 24th and I will select one lucky comment to receive the NEW Uniko Paradise clear stamp set.

We also have a new challenge starting today at Uniko with a Photo Inspiration, all the details and to enter are at the top of the post or HERE.

I look forward to hopping by and seeing all your wonderful creations, have fun!

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Uniko Challenge #33

Hi!

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




This is a FUN photo inspiration challenge this month to create a card or project. Simply use the graphic above to inspire your creation, whether it be the colours, pattern or layout. The possibilities are endless! 

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, Anita from My Papercraft World

Anita was the lucky winner from Challenge #31 and has created this beauty to inspire you...



CLICK HERE to see more from Anita 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 Lindsey




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P




CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah.



CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki


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 £20 gift voucher.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 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 150 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 8th July (7.00pm EDT).

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #178

Hey!

I can't quite believe we are onto week 3 of June and of me being hostess over at CAS Colours & Sketches this month! Thank you to everyone who played along with my sketch last week, I loved seeing how you all used it.

Anyway, this week HERE we are back to colours and this is the combination I came up with...




And this is how I have used them...




As you can see I have a bit of a tropical theme going on at the moment! I have found having some new stamping goodies to 'play' with has really helped spark my mojo :) If you missed the recent release at Uniko you can check it out HERE, there is still chance to comment and win the giveaway too ;)




Usually I would use A LOT more Pool Party on a card, as it is a favourite colour of mine, however it is quite subtle on my card. I have let the Calypso coral Hibiscus flowers from the recently released Uniko Paradise clear stamp set take the stage. I think you can just about see the Wink Of Stella sparkle I added to the flowers in the photo above.  

Ok, that's all from me today, but be sure to pop on over HERE to see more inspiration from the CC&S Design Team and Guest Designer using the colours. I look forward to seeing you in the gallery too :)