Friday, 18 May 2018

Uniko Challenge #47 - Photo Inspiration Optional Twist Birthday

Hey! Welcome to the May/June, 2018 Uniko challenge. 

This month we have a beautiful photo that we hope will inspire you to play along. Lots of ways to be inspired by the photo - the colours, the flowers, the grasses, the gorgeous vase or maybe the suitcase will give you a vacation vibe. Any way this photo talks to you is ok by us, but if you'd like an extra challenge then play along with our super simple twist of BIRTHDAY.



As you've probably noticed the Uniko DT has grown this year with the addition of four talented ladies onto our Stencil Team. So of course there's going to be even more DT inspiration to get your creativity flowing and we also have the most wonderful Guest Designer - Sue - joining in with us for this challenge.


Her winning card from the last challenge really caught our eye here at Uniko and if you go visit her blog you'll find oodles more fabulous inspiration.

Guest Designer - Sue

Loving her use of Uniko goodies on this deliciously pretty card.

The Uniko Design team also have some inspiring card ideas to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more and I am sure they'd love a nice comment too ;)

Julie


Linda


The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that this is only half of the Uniko DT, but never fear the other half will be here with ideas to inspire you on 1st June with the reminder post.

So are you ready to play along?
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 - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 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 month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 22nd June 2018 (7.00pm EDT).

Hugs,

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Guest Designer Inspiration with Anna Uhras


Hi Dear Friends!

Anna here today sharing one of my Guest Designer pages with you. I am so happy, proud and very grateful to Bev for inviting me to be a guest here at Uniko, thanks so much!

This layout I have made using the gorgeous Uniko Equaliser stencil together with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and the lovely and versatile Simply Said II Clear Stamps.
The papers are by one of the new Bo Bunny collections, Summer Mood, and the title are by Thickers, both from my own stash.




I started up my page making my background using the stencil together with pink and yellow Nuvo Mousse. After drying I builded up my page using a few papers, thread, Thickers and finished my page of with stamping a few words in black.

Sometimes the simple is enough and I think the cool equaliser pattern needs some space without too much embellishments around.

Oh, of course, I made a few stitches with my sewing machine as well :)







That's all for now, see you again for my second and last Guest Designer Inspiration post here May 26th.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Anna xo



Saturday, 12 May 2018

May 2018 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Woohoo! 

Finally the day has arrived and the May 2018 Release is NOW available to purchase HERE on the website. We have our traditional Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! 

How about a look at the FIVE new clear stamp sets...




Bee Happy £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018




Flower Power #8 £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018




Just Because £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018



Large Background French Script £9 / £9.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018



Simply Said Blocks II £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018



FOUR new stencil designs...




Uniko Stencil Honeycomb Pattern £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018





Uniko Stencil Natures Treasures II £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018





Uniko Stencil Party Confetti £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018




Uniko Stencil Stylised Floral £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

AND we have 2 matching Designer Die Collections...



Uniko Designer Dies Explosion Collection £18.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018



Uniko Designer Dies Originally Organic Additions Collection £15.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018



Phew ;) Are you still with me?! 

Now I have formally introduced all the NEW products, how about a FUN blog hop and a ton of inspiration from the Design Team.










Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE Release!! You have until Midnight (GMT) Saturday 19th May 2018 to comment and the winner will be announced soon after.

Happy Hopping!

Hugs

Friday, 11 May 2018

Introducing... Explosion! Collection Designer Dies

Hey!

Welcome to day 7 and the last of the May 2018 Release product introductions. That means tomorrow IS Release Day - Whoohoo!

Anyway, I am super excited about today as the product we are introducing is some NEW matching Designer Dies to previously released and popular Uniko clear stamp sets. As I mentioned yesterday too, I love matching dies, they provide so many more techniques and ways to stretch your stamps.

Being a very small business, the cost of adding new dies to the inventory is huge. They are manufactured in the USA and like most imports there is added costs to receiving these. Anyway, I feel Uniko has grown a little over the past few months and with having a stand at Happy Stampers Festival & Stamp Magic I felt the time was right to add more! I do plan on adding more coordinating and stand alone dies more frequently (fingers crossed) in the near future.

OK, so let's see these dies and the clear stamp sets they match...








Hopefully you can see that I have created this designer die collection in a way that it mainly matched the Explosion! Additions clear stamp set. It does feature a die to match the explosion stamp in the original Explosion! set, but as you will see from one of my samples today, you don't need to use the stamps with the explosions! 

So many fun possibilities with these dies and clear stamp set now ;) And again, one of my favourite cards to make is shaker cards!

So here's one I made to test the dies out as soon as they landed in the studio...



For my shaker card I used the largest of the explosion dies, which coordinates with the halftone explosion from Explosion! Additions. Inside the shaker I added some tiny die cut explosions and lots of sparkly stars from Little Things By Lucy :)




Having the dies to cut out the large BAM! and WOW! make things so much quicker and easy ;) I added some colour enamel stars to compliment the colours of the card and accentuate the explosion.

That's all I have to share here, but there is plenty of inspiration from our Design Team.




Bev






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Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 1st - 4th May 2018, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing... 5th - 11th May 2018, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 12th May 2018 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Extra PRIZE Info! Alternative prizes will be offered to those that may already own the prize offered. Winners will be announced on Saturday 11th on the Winners Page HERE

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Introducing... Originally Organic Additions Designer Dies

Hey!

Welcome to day 6 of the May 2018 Release product introductions!

I am super excited about today as the product we are introducing is some NEW matching Designer Dies to a previously released and popular Uniko clear stamp set. I love matching dies, they provide so many more techniques and ways to stretch your stamps.

Being a very small business, the cost of adding new dies to the inventory is huge. They are manufactured in the USA and like most imports there is added costs to receiving these. Anyway, I feel Uniko has grown a little over the past few months and with having a stand at Happy Stampers Festival & Stamp Magic I felt the time was right to add more! Ido plan on adding more coordinating and stand alone dies more frequently (fingers crossed) in the near future.

OK, so let's see these dies and the clear stamp set they match...






So many fun possibilities with these dies and clear stamp set now ;) And one of my favourite cards to make is shaker cards!

So here's one I made to test the dies out as soon as they landed in the studio...



The Designer Die Originally Organic Additions Collection contains 7 dies. One to cut out the inside of the heart, which I have used on this card to create the shaker. One to cut the outside of the heart, so this gives you the option to die cut both the inside and out or one or the other! Plus, there are 5 other dies to die cut the tiny flowers and leaf sprigs in the clear stamp set.



 I used some lovely Altenew soft pastel ink colours for my flowers and to stamp the wreath, the shaker mix is from Stampin' Up!. I added a few tiny drops of White Blizzard Nuvo Drops, but they are hard to see in the photo as they are tiny! 

That's all I have to share here, but there is plenty of inspiration from our Guest Designer & Design Team.








Bev




Hugs
Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 1st - 4th May 2018, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing... 5th - 11th May 2018, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 12th May 2018 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Extra PRIZE Info! Alternative prizes will be offered to those that may already own the prize offered. Winners will be announced on Saturday 11th on the Winners Page HERE