Monday, 20 May 2019

To Bee or Not to Bee Blog Hop

Hey & Happy Monday!

Welcome to the 2019 BEE or not to BEE Blog Hop!


Hopefully you have hopped on over from Pretty Pink Posh the hop starts on Milka's blog and all the participants can be found at the end of this post.

The purpose of this blog hop is to celebrate World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products.

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This year the Uniko Design Team have joined me with creating inspiration to share with you all and we have a mini hop contained inside the BEE or not to BEE Blog Hop! 



BEE sure to hop along all the Uniko Design Team and leave a comment, as I will randomly select a lucky comment from those left on the Uniko DT blogs to win a BEE themed Uniko prize :) You have until 31st May to comment.
ALSO...
For your 1 in 19 chance to win one of the sponsor prizes seen in the graphic above, hop along blogs of the participating designers and sponsors listed in blog hop list below and leave comment on each blog hop stop.
Donna Mikasa    
Larissa Walgemoed          
Tina Pavlovic                        

After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.

InLinkz closes on May 31st2019, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on June 3rd2019 during the day.

There will be couple additional giveaways along the hop. Details about additional prizes and giveaway rules can be found on blogs that offers additional prizes.
Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18) only. 

Happy Hopping!

Sunday, 19 May 2019

WINNERS!

Happy Sunday!

I'm here today to announce WINNERS of various prizes I have offered on the blogs the past few weeks, sorry that it has  taken me so long to get round to announcing them, it's been a busy time here at Uniko HQ.

First up I have the WINNER of the April/May 2019 Release Blog Hop. With the help of random.org the lucky comment is...

super cards - the colors and designs are fabulous!!!

Congratulations Dee! Please send me an email no later than 31st May 2019 to bev@uniko.co.uk along with your postal address. I will then get your prize on it's way to you!

Next up I have 3 lucky winners from the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Uniko Sponsor post HERE. I was offering just one prize to a lucky comment, but the Uniko Flash Prizes during the hop were missed out, so I have allocated the prizes to two more lucky comments left on my blog post!

BillieA
karenladd
shartl

Congratulations! Please send me an email no later than 31st May 2019 to bev@uniko.co.uk along with your postal address. I will then get your prize on it's way to you!

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to hop & comment along both these hops, it means a lot to me and the Uniko DT :)

BEE sure to stop by again tomorrow for another FUN hop & chance to win Uniko goodies & other sponsor prizes! 

Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend or start to the week!
Hugs 

Friday, 17 May 2019

Uniko Challenge #53 - Anything Goes + Optional Twist Masculine

Hey! 

Welcome to the May/June 2019 Uniko Challenge. 


We've that great favourite theme of Anything Goes for this new challenge, but if you'd like to challenge yourself a bit more then go with our twist of Masculine.

We're really delighted to have Radhika as our Guest Designer for this challenge. How super cool is her card! And what a fabulous idea for a masculine card.


The Uniko DT have also been busy and have created some awesome cards to get your creative juices flowing.

Are you ready to play?
Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.
  
THE PRIZES
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £5 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £5 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points
You've got plenty of time to play along with this challenge. 
The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 21st June 2019 (7.00pm EDT).

Hugs,



Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Surprise Surprise

Shh! Can you keep a secret?

No! Well neither can the Uniko DT!


We're here today with a HUGE SURPRISE for Bev - our wonderfully talented and brilliant boss lady - because it's her BIRTHDAY.

And not just any old birthday but one of those milestone ones that end with a zero! So of course we couldn't let that pass without a bit of a celebration and we're having a surprise DT blog hop and linky party for Bev here on this blog because we knew you'd all want to join in too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEV!!!

We hope you'll enjoy our cards - and a little apology for letting that number slip onto some of them. 









We really hope you'll have a wonderful day with loads of pressies and hugs and kisses from all your lovely family.  

And if YOU, Uniko's lovely customers and fans would like to join in please add your birthday cards to the link up below, which will remain open until the end of May, and maybe leave some delightful birthday wishes in the comments too.

Thanks so much

Uniko Design Team

Monday, 13 May 2019

DT-Inspiration with selfmade colourful Embossing Pasts

Hello, Wiebke here with a new DT-Inspiration Post.
Like always, I used stencils to create my cards.

Sometimes you wanna use colourful pasts? Great to stretch your supplies.
But it'll be expensive to buy all the digfferent colours you like. And to be honest: do you use Embossing Pastes as often as you would need to, to get all of the colours empty one day (befor they dry!)?

If NO - Make your own colourful pastes!
In exact the colours you want and the amount you need!

Here I used Gelatos from Faber Castell to put some rainbows on my papers.


The setting is similar: 
  • two Stencils: Seeing Stars & Mehndi Mandala
  • Dreamwaver Embossing Pastes in white and translucent
    additional Colours: Faber Castell Gelatos in Rainbow colours (you need just a bit of them, they are intense!)
  • different sentiments from Uniko

Mehndi Mandala
For these cards I coloured my Embossing Pastes with some small pieces of Gelatos. Mixed them well and added it on my papers.
  • Mix enough colour in every shade to work on two different stencils so you have to clean up only once for each colour. 
  • Don't mix several colours in one  time to avoid drying of the pasts.

You'll recieve different intense of coloures with the different pasts - white and translucent.
I took the combined photos for both Stencil Designs to show the difference!

Seeing Stars

Hope my cards gave you some inspiration for using your stencils in a bit different ways.
Have FUN crafting, trying and expering! 

Hugs Wiebke

Sunday, 12 May 2019

No line watercolored peonies

Hello friends Rahmat here, I am up with another floral inspiration for you guys.
I have used the Pure Floral Peony set here. You might have seen the coloring video on FB and on my Instagram at rahmat.ccc. If not, here it is again. Please click on the link to see the IGTV video

 https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu5qsdLHotc/
PFPeonyPP

 I used Versafine watermark ink to stamp the images while doing some masking. I used liquid watercolors to color these.
Simply added this to a base card, and stamped a birthday sentiment to finish it off.



 I hope you like the floral inspiration here.

           Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!
                                                                     

Thursday, 9 May 2019

DT Inspiration - How About A Bookmark?

Hi it's Jane here today with a little DT inspiration and an idea to stretch your stamps outside of card making.

So how about a bookmark? I made a trio with different people in mind.


First up is one I made for a friend who loves the feel of paper and real books and just refuses to change to a kindle.


I stamped a few background leaves from You Are, Yes You and then paper pieced the flowers from Beautiful. I used a rectangular die to cut the bookmark shape, punched a hole and added some ribbons. 


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, You Are, Yes You & Beautiful
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, mint macaron
Ppaer: doCrafts Papermania, Folk floral
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats long & skinny rectangles

YouAreYesYouPP   BeautifulPP

No prizes for guessing the love of the person I made the next bookmark for! And another real paper book loving body too.


So if coffee is your tipple then the Uniko I Love Coffee stamps are perfect. I chose coffee colours and a pretty pink as I love the look of these shades together and stamped away. And I even had some matching ribbons lurking in my stash!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, I Love Coffee
Inks: SU, baked brown sugar, chocolate chip, blushing bride

ILoveCoffeePP

My last bookmark is for one of my grandsons who's such an avid reader he was banned from books for a while - kept reading all through the night under his duvet and then waking himself up silly early to carry on reading, didn't really help his attention at school!


I chose this really upbeat and uplifting sentiment from Spring Botanicals Daffodil to pair up with the Background Builders Round In Circles stamps. I rather like the idea of every time he reads a book he'll also see that sentiment quote.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Background Builders Round In Circles, Spring Botanicals Daffoodil
Inks: Versafine Clair, nocturne; SU, emerald envy, tempting turquoise

BBRoundInCirclesPP   SpringBotanicalsDaffPP

I'm going to remove the ribbons and run these bookmarks through a laminator before gifting them, but thought they would photograph more easily for this post without the added shine.

Well that's me done for today. I hope I may have inspired your creativity and that you've enjoyed my ideas.

Thanks for looking and keep crafting!

Jane
xx

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

DT inspiration - Using smallest stamps from different sets

Bonjour !

Izzy here ! In my last DT Inspiration post I showed you the versatility of one stamp set creating different cards with it. Today I want to show you the versatility of the Uniko products in general.

I used stamps from different sets so that you can see that they can be mixed ! For more fun, I chose the smallest ones, those that in general are here to complete the main stamp of the set.

Here are the two cards I made with them.


For this card I used all kind of products that Uniko releases : stamps, dies & stencil. I started the card by using the stencil Stylised Floral to make the background. Then I used the stamp Originally Organic and the matching die to make the main floral. I heat embossed it in white to keep the card as CAS as possible.


Then I stamped, die cut or fussy cut small elements of the Happy Succulent, Originally Organic Additions, Nature Treasures II, So Much and Background Builders : vines.

After it was just a game of colouring & assembling all these small pieces together to make that card !

For my second card I used the main stamp of the Originally Organic Additions set as well as the matching die to make a shaker card.


I stamped the heart shaped wreath of the Originally Organic Additions set and I used the die to make the opening for the shaker card. I made a pouch with the WRMK fuse tool to put the sequins. I adhered this pouch behind the window of this panel and I foam mounted this panel over a double white card.


Then I took the same small elements from the first card, I stamped them in different colours and I die cut and fussy cut them to embellish the heart shaped wreath.

And that's it ! As you can see, you can mix the Uniko products between them, and the possibilities are endless ! 

Thanks so much for stopping by on the blog today and I hope you will give a try to your Uniko products.

Happy crafting !