Thursday, 2 July 2015

Still TIME to join in at TIME OUT Challenges!

Hey!

Today I am popping by with a reminder that there is still time to join in on the current challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight it is a Home Sweet Home challenge inspired by this photo...




I went down the geometric route again for my card, this time opting for squares. I used a combination of Background Builders: Squared and Classic Alphabet.




The sentiment is a combination of All Occasion Sentiments #2 and Simply Said Birthday. Again I was also inspired by the colours in the photo.




This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Sue, be sure to stop by Sue'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.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Negatives, Positives & Balloons!

Hey!

What a scorcher here in the NE of the UK! Summer has finally arrived :) I am not a sun worshipper as I burn easily, but I do love it when the sun is out. Then a good thunderstorm to go with it is just as good. 

The beans & I took a lovely sunny walk this morning into our local market town - Yarm. Then this afternoon after the thunderstorm had cooled things down for a while at least, the new paddling pool was christened...




The beans LOVE bath time and even cry when it is time to get out so they thought it was fabulous when they were stripped naked and plopped into the pool! 

Anyway, now they are fast asleep in bed I have snuck off to the studio office for a little creative time :) I had this idea in my head for another card for CAS Colours & Sketches before the challenge closes tonight...




My idea took a little creative turn and instead of using the positive die cut which I had planned on I decided to use the negative instead. HERE and below is the sketch as a reminder...




I placed the string bow of the balloon where the ribbon bow is on the sketch and stamped the word happy to complete the line of the sketch. I also used the current colours over at The Card Concept HERE and below for my card.




Balloon Bash was the top seller on the website last month and it was the perfect set to use for my card along with a partial sentiment from A Gift For You.




Now I have caught up and got my creative fix I am going to go flop with hubby in front of the TV and watch an episode or two! Thanks for stopping by today & I will be back tomorrow with more to share :)


Saturday, 27 June 2015

THANK YOU so much & Farewell...

Hey!

Happy Weekend to you all.

It's a sad day here at Uniko, as we are saying THANK YOU and Farewell to another of our Design Team members. 

Unfortunately, Sandie has taken the decision to step down from the team :( The team and I are really going to miss Sandie, not only for her creative inspiration with her beautiful cards here on the DT Blog, but also her organisation skills and hard work behind the scenes.

In the short time Sandie has been on the Uniko DT, she has helped me immensely with organising the Uniko Challenges, prepping posts and helping keep the DT up to date. 

As a small token of mine and the teams THANKS we have put together a little blog hop to show you how much we have all appreciated you here on the Uniko DT and you will be missed...




I chose to use one of Sandie's favourite stamps, the Paradise - Hummingbird! I started out by stamping the bird on a white CS layer in VersaMagic Perfect Pertunia, which is a pinky purple colour, rich and vibrant.

I then used my favourite curved die to cut the panel and stamped the 'thanks' sentiment also from the Paradise - Hummingbird set. Then all that was needed was a good sprinkling of glitter and then adhered the panel to a white card base.




The layout of my card was inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below. I rotated the sketch counter clockwise to work with the hummingbird being so large.




As I said a few of the team are joining me in wishing you farewell Sandie, so please hop along to their blogs to see their full creations...



CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah




CLICK HERE to see more from Jane




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P



THANK YOU again from the bottom of my heart and Farewell Sandie. I am sure we will continue to see you around blog land and even the odd visit here at Uniko! Hugs to you and enjoy your upcoming holiday :)




Friday, 26 June 2015

Have you joined us yet?

Hi All,

Sandie here to remind you that you still have time to join in our challenge:

Anything Goes with the optional twist of a masculine card.

We have 2 fabulous Guest Designers joining us for this challenge:


and 


There are lots of goodies to be won-check these out here

Need some inspiration?

Check these out:

Melissa



Anita



Gillian



Sarah P



Jane




Bev



Deborah

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Sarah G





Aren't these all fabulous!

Need a little more incentive to join in the fun? Will some prizes help?

The Prizes:

Our DT will choose a winner who will get a £10 gift voucher

Our DT will choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (masculine card) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on July 3rd 8am BST.

Now it is your turn to join in the fun:



Thursday, 25 June 2015

TIME OUT Challenges - Home Sweet Home

Hey!

How on earth did we get to Thursday?! The days are just zooming by for me at the moment as I juggle work and life in general. Plus the beans are keeping me on my toes as Josh has finally learnt to crawl and is into EVERYTHING! Ben isn't crawling, but he can sure get where he wants to. Hence my lateness with todays post.

I'm here to share with you my card for the new challenge starting today at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight it is a Home Sweet Home challenge inspired by this photo...




I had so many ideas initially when I first saw this photo, but when it came to making the card none of my ideas worked, but this is how I was inspired...




I started by using the main colours in the photo and 'trying' to replicate the tile effect using  a couple of the small stamps from Background Builders: Chevrons. The 'Hello' is from All Occasion Sentiments #1.




This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Sue, be sure to stop by Sue'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.


Monday, 22 June 2015

June Revisited Blog Hop Winner!

Hey!

Sorry for the lateness and being MIA creatively, the new website seems to be keeping me busy with the little time I have whilst the beans are napping. They are ON THE GO constantly when awake and are liking a lot of attention! 

I will share pics soon of them an also a card or two this week ;) Anyway, I have finally got round to counting up the comments and letting Random.org do the work of picking a winner...




Lucky comment #91 in order of the hop is....

Oooh Jane, I don't normally do envy, but am so jealous - lucky you!!! You make some really gorgeous cards and I know those for Uniko won't be any different! These two are fab, I love the raindrops on the first one and the delicate colouring and design of the second one. Many congratulations, you must be so excited! Stef x

Congratulations Stef! Please email me at beverley@unikostudio.com to claim your prize :) 

Ok, that's all from me today, but I will be back again this week with more to share & until then, thank you to everyone who hopped along and commented along the way :)


Friday, 19 June 2015

Challenge #22

Hi All,

Sandie here to let you know about our new challenge here at Uniko. It is a nice and easy one for you but with an optional twist if you feel like challenging yourself a little more:

Anything Goes with the optional twist of a masculine card

Don't forget that you can join in this challenge using any stamps you like. Although using a Uniko stamp you have an extra chance of winning Uniko goodies and if you twist with us even more chance-see prizes list below.

For this challenge we have 2 very special Guest Designers joining us


and 


Both are super talented and creative. To visit their blogs just click on their names. You will see their blogs are full of inspiring projects.

Before we let you know how you can win some fabulous Uniko goodies, let see what our Guest designers and DT have created to inspire you:

Melissa

























Aren't these all fabulous!

Need a little more incentive to join in the fun? Will some prizes help?

The Prizes:

Our DT will choose a winner who will get a £10 gift voucher

Our DT will choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (masculine card) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on July 3rd 8am BST.

Now it is your turn to join in the fun: