Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Introducing... Alphabet Outlined & Background Blocks Arts Décoratifs


Welcome to Day 1 of the February 2020 & 8th Birthday Release product introductions.

I've been waiting for this day for AGES and now this is the fun part where myself and the Uniko Brand Ambassadors get to show you LOTS of inspiration! You get to see all the sneak peeks I've shared yesterday in action on cards & projects over the next few days leading up to 23rd February, Release Day!

Today we are introducing two new clear stamp sets, Alphabet Outlined AND Background Blocks Arts Décoratifs. 

Alphabet Outlined is what the name of the clear stamp set says! I've used the same modern font as I have for the previously released Sentiments Outlined, Festive Sentiments Outlined and You Are, Sentiments Outlined. The scale however is larger and the set also includes numbers & punctuation for even more versatility. 

The second stamp we are introducing today is Background Blocks Arts Décoratifs. This stamp set is the first inspired by the Art Deco design style of the 1920's, which is a theme for two other clear stamp sets we are introducing later this week ;)

Let's have a look at some inspiration using these new stamps...

WOW! That was one inspirational hop. You have got to LOVE the fun you can have with an Alpahbet stamp set & my Brand Ambassadors certainly did this. I love the creative and colourful ways they used the Background Block too. 

I hope you enjoyed the hop & left some comment love along the way. I will be randomly selecting some comments left on the Introducing hops to win prizes!

Thank you for stopping by today & I hope you will come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Crafty Hugs

Monday, 17 February 2020

8th Birthday & February Release Sneak Peeks


It is finally time to share the 'official' sneak peeks for the 8th Birthday February Release! With so much FUN & excitement already, it has been hard to keep these till now & you might have already spotted LOTS of peeks at the new products being released around social media! 

Anyway, this month I have 7 new clear stamp sets and 1 designer die collection to match a previously released clear stamp set.  All the new products will be available to purchase on Sunday 23rd February 9pm GMT. 

Okay, let's have a look at the peeks...

With my current obsession with Outlined Sentiments, I thought it was time to expand the collection and the Uniko clear stamp line up was also in need of a new Alphabet set. Wait till you see this set in action all that it contains! 

This next peek is of a new Background Block. You know I love a background block and yummy pattern! This one is such a fun design and starts the theme of a collection of Art Deco styled stamps for this release.

The 1920's and Art Deco design style has always captured me and with us entering 2020, I thought it quite apt to bring my love of the style into a collection of stamps. This set is filled with fun birthday and celebration sentiments in a wonderful Art Deco style font.

It has been a while since I last released a Background Builders clear stamp set, but this new addition featuring 5 Art Deco designs is sure to be a wonderful addition to the series and also compliments the two peeks above beautifully.

As each day passes, I am seeing more and more little signs that Spring is not far away. With that in mind I couldn't resist adding another flower to the Spring Botanical collection. This time a beautiful tulip. 

You might be thinking with this next peek that you've seen it before, Pinstripes. You have, but the orientation of the stripes on the stamp have changed! Another fun Background Block and staple design to add to your collection! 

Lastly for the stamps I couldn't resist another silhouette design. The previously released Just Because clear stamp set remains a favourite of mine, the floral/foliage silhouette is a stamp with beautiful possibilities. By adding this new foliage silhouette to the mix, it is sure to add more. 

Lastly for this release I have one Designer Die collection. This time to coordinate with another favourite of mine, Kindness Blooms. I can't wait to show you how fun this designer die collection is! 

That is all the sneak peeks for this release, which means tomorrow the FUN starts!! Myself and my awesome Brand Ambassadors will be back to start the product introductions with lots of inspiration. 

I'd LOVE to know what you are most excited to see in this line up of products and what your favourite is! 

Win Stamps For A Year! DON'T FORGET to enter the HUGE prize giveaway on THIS post too! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today & I do hope you will come back & see what these sneak peeks can do?! 


Sunday, 16 February 2020

Brand ambassador inspiration : Big and bold wish

Hi there!

Hannelie here with some inspiration focusing on Big & bold wish stamp set and Designer dies : big & bold - wish collection .

I combined the Big and Bold :Wish stamp set and designer dies with Background blocks : stars .

The sentiment phrases in the set really make it so versatile! You can use it with the birthday candles in the set to create a birthday card, or with the reference to stars, you can create a wish-inspired card by combining it with star images or embellishments like I did on today's card !

I stamped the star background on a piece of card stock and layered it on black card stock showing off a small border.

I used gold glitter paper to die cut the sentiment and layered it on a black shadow. The die cut 'wish' was popped up with foam dots for dimension. I used my silhouette cameo to cut out the 'upon a star'' and adhered it on the large die cut sentiment.

I finally added the 3 large golden flat back embellishments.

I love combining different sets to create different themed cards!

Thanks for popping in to take a look at my card :)

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday and wonderful week !


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration: WOW! BAM! Awesome 8th Birthday!


Carol here; hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!

Uniko's 8th Birthday celebrations are in full swing and in keeping that momentum going, I'm bringing cupcakes...I mean, muffins (blueberry and chocolate chip, to be precise, from Canada's own Tim Horton's)...to the party!

I've used the Uniko Explosion stamps/dies series (definitely favourites!) to make my treat toppers and a birthday card. The sentiment (another favourite) is from All Occasions Sentiment #2 (currently on sale...grab it while you can!).

Here's the card, solo...

and the muffins sporting their celebration decor!

Hope you'll join us in the Birthday gallery here! A reminder that Bev is offering a 10% discount on all orders placed during February 2020!


Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Uniko's 8th Birthday Celebrations & HUGE prize package!


Welcome back to more of Uniko's 8th Birthday Celebrations. Last week we got the party started with a FUN and inspirational Design Team Blog Hop & Birthday Linky Party. If you missed it, be sure to catch up HERE and join in on the fun :)

Today I am back with a HUGE prize package for ONE lucky person...

Who wouldn't LOVE to win this?? 

This is a BIG deal for myself & Uniko to offer another prize package like this to another one lucky winner, BUT without YOU I wouldn't be celebrating 8 years of being in business. 


Thank you for supporting me, for supporting Uniko, for cheering me on, for purchasing the products I design, for sharing your purchases, wins & makes on social media and for simply being wonderful loyal customers.

In 2019 Uniko Released 19 Clear Stamp Sets (I think I counted correctly - haha!), that's a whole lot of stamps & in 2020, there might possibly be more ;)

Anyway, to be in the chance of winning this HUGE prize, simply add your name to the linky below. The link up will close at 23:59 Saturday 29th February 2020.  

Winners will be announced Sunday 8th March 2020 along with all the other 8th Birthday Celebration Winners ;)

Rules etc...
* One entry per person 
* You don't have to link just from a blog, you can use any of your social media http links. 
* If you don't have a social media or place to link, you are more than welcome to link to your favourite Uniko product on the website ;)
* This giveaway/prize package is sponsored purely by myself/Uniko and it is open internationally.
* I'd LOVE you to share this amazing prize far & wide!

Good Luck!

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Release in Review Blog Hop Winner!

Happy Sunday!

Just popping in quick to announce the winner of the January Release in Review Blog Hop we had HERE. Apologies I am late, it slipped my mind on Friday!

Thank you to everyone who hopped along with myself and the Uniko Brand Ambassadors leaving such lovely comments.

The lucky comment winner is...

Very pretty cards. I am totally in love with the scatter heart background <3

Congratulations Lynn. Please send me your postal address in an email to bev@uniko.co.uk no later than Sunday 23rd February 2020 and I will get your prize in the post to you.

That's all today, but more to share and a HUGE prize announcement this week! Be sure to check back soon ;)

Crafty Hugs

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Wonderful Day

Bonjour !

Izzy here with some inspirational cards made with the Wonderful Day stamp set.

As you already know, this month is the Uniko's 8th Birthday, so to go on with the celebration, I made my first card a birthday card.

On a white double card, I made a strip on the left edge by stamping the foliage of the set in two shades of green. Then I used the Background Builders Classics set to make the black stripe.
I masked these strips and I aleatory stamped the different stamps of the set in different colours except the large bold flower that I didn't use. 

One of the flowers has been stamped on a piece of white card stock and fussy cut to be foam mounted on the card. I finished off with a sentiment from the set.

My next card is also a celebration card but with brighter colours. I also used the BIG & BOLD - Wish stamp.

I used a rainbow ink pad to stamp repeatedly the same image so that it looks like some fireworks.

 I stamped part of the bold wish sentiment on top. 


Then to finish I added some Wink of Stella on the colours as well as on the black sentiments. It's always hard to show the sparkle on a photo but believe me, it's all shiny with vibrant colours !

For my last card, I chose a totally different look and occasion.

As a lover of blue, I couldn't finish playing with this set without a blue card ! So I decided to make a smooshing background with two Distress inks. Once dry, I die cut this background into a crimped frame. 

Then I stamped the flowers and the berries with the two Distress inks I used for the background. To give it more sparkle, I put some drops of Diamond Stickles on the flowers and the berries. I finished off by stamping the sentiment (from the Flower Power #6 set) on a stripe of Vellum that I previously covered with Wink of Stella.

That's all for me today. I hope you will get inspired and that you will come and join the Birthday Linky Party HERE with your birthday card ! And don't forget, during the whole month of February 2020 you can take advantage of the fabulous 10% discount on all your orders !

Thanks so much for stoping by and have a wonderful (and crafty) weekend !