Tuesday 18 November 2014

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


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


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!


  1. Nice cards from the DT, and so happy to see Sandie here, cool sketch...will try to play this time!

  2. Yay - great to see that Sandie is joining the fab DT!! I will definitely find time to play along this month. I don't know where last month went.

  3. thank you for your kind words, I am so looking forward to joining this fabulous team. And stunning card-love the sparkle x

  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! Glad you're back Beverley and despite those little'uns you've still got 'it' in heaps and rockin' these non-traditional colours! Love your card and the others of course but will pop around their blogs to comment separately! Love the new look challenge too and can't wait to join in ... sadly got to work today!!!! Grrrr! xxx

  5. Welcome Sandie.
    I hope I find some time to join in the fun this month. Thanks for the fab inspiration.

  6. Cheering wildly and loudly at the news of Sandie joining the team! Yet more creativity and talent added to a dynamite group of designers! Today's inspiration cards to launch the new challenge: gorgeous! Great to see you crafting, Bev, especially since we know how busy you are with those darling little beans!

  7. Wow - gorgeous cards from the team. Love your card Bev. Great to see Sandie on the team. And I'm first in this month - yea!!!!!!

  8. Gorgeous card, Bev! I love your sparkly snowflake and fabulous color combo! I also love all the inspiration from the DT!
    So happy to hear Sandie will be joining your team...she is such a great talent and I'm sure she will be an asset to Uniko!

  9. Beautiful card Bev. Love the non traditional colours

  10. Amazing cards, both! Great interpretation of the inspiration photo.
    Thanks for joining Crazy for CAS.

  11. Thank you for commenting on my blog and for introducing me to this new-to-me stamp company. Lovely samples!

  12. Gorgeous cards, thanks for the link Sandie, Cathy x

  13. Hi Bev, so excited for you having Sandie join your team, her cards are spectacular!! I just wanted to ask, for this challenge are you wanting the cards to have a 'Christmas' theme 'Anything Goes', or can the cards be about anything?? Thanks so much.

    1. Your card can be any theme Shona. If you use the sketch you will be added into a random draw for another gift certificate prize. Hugs Bev x

  14. Awesome cards love them. Thank you for joining us over at Crazy for CAS.

  15. The DT cards are sensational! Congratulations to Sandie! You are lucky to have her, Bev! And thank you for easing the rules and making a fun challenge for everyone!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. Yay Sandie! Look forward to next year's challenges. Beautiful variety of DT cards.

  17. I'm new here and this is the first time I've played! Thank you for a fun challenge! I'm your newest follower! Your DT samples are gorgeous!

  18. Hi!
    I am new here and glad to be join. Your Design team creations are marvelous and inspire me a lot to participate here:) I will be back soon with my entry here!


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