Friday 11 March 2016

March 2016 Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!


I'm SO happy you've stopped by the blog today as today is the March 2016 Design Team Blog Hop. Along with the hop we have a GIVEAWAY! So be sure to grab a drink, get comfy, relax and enjoy.

As we've quite a few new followers here, ("Hello & Thank you") I will explain what's going on! Here at Uniko I *USUALLY* 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 HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 16  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 take a look back at the previously released Pure Florals: Cosmos clear stamp set...

With Spring just around the corner here in the UK and Easter coming up too, I thought this set would be nice to revisit and give some extra love to.

As usual I like to show a couple of my old favourite creations & more can be found HERE on the Pure Florals: Cosmos Pinterest page.

Ok, how about some new inspiration using this set...

I went for another quick CAS card using a few favourite challenges, first up the layout of my card is inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below. The colours of my card are from the new Color Throwdown challenge colours seen HERE and below. Lastly I thought I would join in on the TIME OUT Challenge HERE which is Spring or Easter themed cards.

The flowers are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured really simply with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Some Bunny and the edge of the white layer is die cut using Mama Elephant dies.

That's all from me, but how about some more inspiration using this set from the FABulous DT...

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

It wouldn't be a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY right? 

Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning this featured set along with an eGift certificate for £10 to spend in store. Or if you win and already own the set an eGift certificate for £15 will be awarded. You have until midnight Friday 25th March 2016 to comment and the winner will be announced on Monday 28th March 2016.

Thank you for stopping & hopping along with us today :)


  1. My favourite is the third card. So simple, yet so effective. A very versatile stamp set.

  2. Not much time (quick pause for tea and back to painting the livingroom wall again) but what a great Springcard! Enjoy the weekend!

  3. Totally stunning cards Bev, new and all - a complete bevvy of beauties and inspiration! Sarah x

  4. Lovely crisp spring-like card Bev x

  5. Fabulous cards, great inspiration! I know which of my stamp sets will get an outing this weekend now ... not sure how I'll use them but sometimes the hardest decision I face is which stamp set should I use!

  6. Brilliant makes the cut out idea in no2. You and your design team have surpassed yourselves ...fantastic inspiration...Thank you. xx

  7. This is a lovely set and your cards show how versatile it is! Love all the different looks you achieved with just one stamp set!

  8. Such a lovely set! Your second card is my personal favorite - that die cut perfectly showcases those wonderful flowers! Now I have to start hopping!

  9. Gorgeous cards, Bev! Love that sweet set.

  10. Love these pretty blooms! Lots of possibilities, as shown on your lovely cards!

  11. Lovely to see the older cards with this set and your new Easter card is just fab! Aren't those colours just super! xxx

  12. I love this set dear Beverly
    and you show the sample so elegant and beautifully
    I love the one with the color throwdown combo and the one with red flower and white embossing is so vibrant and beautiful
    I did blog hop and wish this year is my lucky year to win your set..
    Great post Bev..

  13. What gorgeous cards this lovely little set makes!!!

  14. Stunning and inspiring as always, Bev! You've transformed this pretty little flower into quite the gorgeous star in each card!

  15. Gorgeous, Bev. Love those sunny blooms on your new card with the deep green strip. Thanks for the chance to win xx

  16. Wow! Great stamp set and beautiful cards!!!! Simply gorgeus!!!

  17. This is a really gorgeous set Bev and I love all your samples but I think my favourite just has to be the one you made for CC&S a couple of weeks back with the accidental swiping of the red ink... it just goes to show that sometimes accidents can be happy ones! Stef x

  18. Beautiful card. The DT have once again done a marvelous job. Thanks

  19. That's a lovely set and such awesome cards showcasing it!

  20. I like them all!! And what a lovely stamp too. Glad it came back!


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