Friday, 24 November 2017

Uniko Challenge #44 - Christmas


Welcome to the November/December 2017 Uniko challenge. And what could be a better theme at this time of year than CHRISTMAS!

We're hoping you'll enjoy filling up our gallery - and your stash - with Christmas goodness and will play along with us here at Uniko.

Challenge Guidelines:
* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do ;)
* Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible ;)

For this challenge we have the winner of Challenge #43 the awesomely talented Sue from Sue's Card Craft  joining us as our Guest Designer. Do go check out her blog, you'll find loads of wonderful ideas and inspiration there.

Here's her amazing card:

Fabulous isn't it? Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

The Uniko Design team also have some Christmas inspiration 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 ;)

 CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley

 CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

 CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy 


CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Feeling all festive and ready to get Christmas crafting? 

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. The challenge is FIVE weeks long - plenty of time to get creative and linked up.

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • 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 29th December 2017 (7.00pm EDT).


Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Happy Birthday CAS Colours & Sketches!


You're just in time for the party!

CAS Colours & Sketches is celebrating its 250th challenge and its 5th Birthday THIS week!  Everyone at CC&S are so thankful for our challenge participants who have made this milestone possible.

In celebration CAS Colours & Sketches are teaming up once again with UNIKO as their sponsor for this weeks challenge! Whoohoo! 

Five of the participants in this week's challenge will be chosen to receive an in-stock stamp set of their choice from Uniko!  Awesome, right?  Since you have to play in order to win, let's get on with the challenge details... 

Samantha is here with some fun colors for our birthday celebration challenge. All of us are excited to see what you can create with these bright, cheery colours.

We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. You may also use neutral colours (white, cream, kraft, brown, grey, or black) for card layers, sentiments, and image outlines. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

Here's how I have used this weeks colours...

There are so many wonderful things associated with birthdays, but what's better (apart from cake and presents) than some bright and cheerful birthday balloons?! 

I decided to ink up Balloon Bash for my card today and simply did some creative masking and stamping to achieve a little trio cluster of balloons in opposing corners of my card.

After stamping the balloons I added some hand drawn balloon strings and stamped some circle confetti, adding a shimmery enamel dot to three of the confetti dots.

The simple sentiment is from Simply Said and I've die cut both the stamped panel and Pacific Point blue panel using Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle Stackables dies. 

That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog post HERE to enter the challenge AND check out the other Design Team blogs and leave some love to be in the chance of winning blog candy from those who have some on offer this week ;)

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery! 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

WINNER of the November 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway!


I am popping in tonight to announce the WINNER of the November 2017 Design Team Blog Hop HERE. helped me pick the lucky comment...

In order of the hop the lucky commenter is...

Wow! Wow! Wow! These are all GORGEOUS!! Love everything! :) 

Congratulations Shelly!

Please send me an email to by Sunday 3rd December 2017 along with your postal address. I can then get your goodies on the way to you.

THANK YOU to everyone who left such lovely comments along the hop.

Hugs to you all.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #249 - Sketch


Happy Thursday and my apologies for being two days late with my CAS Colours& Sketches DT card. It's been a crazy week with bugs & working away from home for me, but I am just about caught up now!

This month our hostess is Samantha and she has come up with some wonderful inspiration, including this sketch HERE and below to inspire us...

And here is how I have used the sketch...

I needed a masculine birthday card and after looking at the sketch it made me think of the long building stamps from the Uniko Background Builders range. 

With its popularity, newness and still being in stock on the website, I reached for Background Builders Seeing Stars!

I used my MISTI to position and stamp the linear star stripes to replicate the sketch in Altenew Ocean Waves, Dusk and Desert Night. The sentiment is a mix from All Occasion Sentiments #2 and Simply Said Birthday.

I finished the card off by adding a few enamel stars in as close a match colours as I had in my stash!

That's all from me today & thanks for stopping by, but if you need some more inspiration using the challenge be sure to hop on over HERE to see what the rest of the CAS Colours & Sketches Design Team have made.


Supplies Used:

Saturday, 11 November 2017

November 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


It's time for another Uniko Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY - Whoohoo!! For those of you who are new around these parts I will explain what this post is all about...

Here at Uniko HQ it is just myself behind the screen, blogging, designing, packaging stamps & orders through the Uniko online shop, customer service and all the things in between. I *usually* release new product every other month for a number of reasons, but mainly so I can keep up with everything!

On non - release months like this month I like to set myself and the Design Team a challenge to look back at a previously released product and give it some more love. 

Usually I choose a product that was released the previous year or a once favourite that hasn't seen much air time! This month however, I decided to look back at a few products Uniko released in October 2017 HERE.

Specifically the Uniko Designer Dies and NEW Uniko Stencils...

Designer Die Snowflake Trio £15
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Designer Dies Flower Power #1 - #6 Collection £12
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Uniko Stencil Scattered Polka Dots £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Uniko Stencil Wonky Stripes £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win ALL the products being revisited. You have until Midnight (GMT) Saturday 18th November to comment and the winner will be announced Sunday 19th November 2017.

Happy Hopping!

CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley

CLICK HERE to see more from Carol

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P


Friday, 10 November 2017

Uniko Challenge #43 Winners


I'm here today to announce the WINNERS of Challenge #43 Autumn/Fall with the optional twist of Halloween. The colours of Autumn have to be some of the most sensational of each year and Uniko's gallery of your cards certainly reflected this! Thanks to each and everyone of you who linked up.

First we have our overall WINNER chosen by the Design Team...

Congratulations Sue, your card is such a stunner !

Here is your winner's badge:

You have won a £25 eGift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 24th November 2017.

We would also love to have you join us as our Guest Designer for a future challenge. If you are interested please contact Jane at by the 17th November 2017.

 Next up is the random winner who twisted with us....

Congratulations Meg!

You have won an in stock £4 clear stamp set from the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 24th November 2017, with your choice of stamp set and your postal address.

Here is your winner's badge:

Then we have our randomly selected winner who used Uniko products on their creation...

Congratulations Loopyloocards!

You have won an in stock £4 clear stamp set from the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 24th November 2017, with your choice of stamp set and your postal address.

Here is your winner's badge:

Now for our Top 3 chosen by the DT and in entry order:

Congratulations to you all & here is your Top 3 badge:

You have all won 150 loyalty reward points.

Please contact me at by the 24th November 2017.
Congratulations to ALL the winners & EVERYONE who joined in on the fun!

The next Uniko Challenge starts on Friday 24th November 2017

Hope to see you come back and join in on the fun :)

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Celebrate With Silver Stars!

Hey & Happy Hump Day!

Gosh, how this week is flying by and I feel totally behind on all my 'to do' list tasks! At least I got this one ticked off ;)

Today I am sharing a card I made a while back, but as the stamps I have used were out of stock I kept it back to share when they were available again!

I've used the popular Background Blocks Scattered Polka Dots and Background Builders: Seeing Stars clear stamps, paired with a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks. All of which are now available on the Uniko website.

I am absolutely loving these two In Colours from Stampin' Up! Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist, such a fresh and zingy colour combination. It certainly adds much needed colour to this grey Autumn, almost Winter day here in the NE of the UK! 

I've used a little tone on tone stamping for the polka dot background, using my MISTI and my Stampin' Up! markers. The stars and sentiment are stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Personal Impressions Silver Dollar EP.

I adhered the sentiment strip and the outline star using half thickness foam adhesive and embellished with a few Stampin' Up! enamel dots.

That's all from me today, I had better make a dent in the 'to do' list whilst the Beans are at nursery. They are on a trip today to a local Wildlife Park to do The Gruffalo Trail, this term their learning through play is centred around books by Julie Donaldson. I am sure they are loving it as we often take them to this park and so do their grandparents! 

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you enjoyed todays card.