Monday, 22 August 2016

a HUGE thank you and Farewell...


It's another of those posts that I find hard to write and put all my feelings into. It is with sadness that  we at Uniko are saying farewell to our longest standing Design Team member Nicki Scheck from Creativity Lives Here.

Nicki has been a member of the Uniko DT since October 2012! For nearly 4 years I have had the honour and pleasure of having Nicki as part of the Uniko family. Seeing the inspiration and creativity flow when Nicki works her magic with Uniko products is simply amazing. Plus I have been able to see her beautiful twin boys grow, giving me confidence, support and courage that 'life' is possible with twins!  

A HUGE thank you will never be enough to resonate my gratitude for all that Nicki has done for me and Uniko, she has truly been an inspiration to me and I am sure to all the Uniko customers old and new alike. 

So, I couldn't let Nicki leave without giving her a little farewell send off and making a card. I love Nicki's card making style, stylish, colourful and CAS. Her eye for design and composition is impeccable and I especially love how Nicki combines florals and geometrics with ease. So with that in mind this is the card I came up with...

When I saw the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below, I immediately thought of a combination of geometrics and florals - a perfect 'Nicki' card so I gave it ago. 

I also gave my ink blending a little more practice, Nicki's use of colour and blending colours is always flawless and inspiring, I hope I have done it justice for Nicki. I kept the bloom from Beautiful Blooms II (back in stock soon) black and white in contrast to the colourful panel. I did add a little Wink Of Stella to the white parts of the bloom and leaves for an added oomph!

That's all from me, but before I go, I thought I would leave you with a few of my favourite Nicki creations...

What an amazing snippet of Nicki's talent and inspiration using Uniko, don't you think?

THANK YOU Nicki for everything! You had been a blessing to Uniko and you WILL be truly missed by us all.




  1. Such fabulous choices to showcase Nicki's work with Uniko goodies, Bev ... and your card definitely captures the magic! Gorgeous blending and I love that you kept that gorgeous bloom monochrome! Hugs, Anita :)

  2. Bev, what a heart-touching tribute and gorgeous card you've created for Nicki. I can 'feel' how deeply you'll miss her creativity here, as will we all. Your gallery of Nicki favourites: stunning! Off to wish her well in her new journey...
    Hugs (lots!)~c

  3. Bev,it's a beautiful card to say your thank you to Nicki. I love all the cards you shared from the past, I remember some while visiting her blog. She has a great CAS style, she surely will be missed at Uniko!

  4. Bev, this is lovely and I'm sure Nicki will love it. Nicki will be much missed on the team. Love the pretty card you made for her xx

  5. Nicki's cards are wonderful & oh what a neat card you made for her, Beverley! I love your geometric design with the blended inks!

  6. Beautiful tribute to Nicki! And I love how you combined a geometric pattern with florals. Great take on the sketch!

  7. Bev, I saw this post back when you first published sorry I've taken so long to respond. You have written such a sweet message and farewell post, I am truly touched and thankful for your kind words!! It actually makes me a little sad too...I will definitely miss you, the DT, and being part of such a great team! Thank you for keeping me on for so long. It's been so cool to watch your stamp designs evolve over the last 4 years....looking forward to seeing what's coming ahead!! BIG HUGS!!! XOXOXO


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