Sunday, 11 November 2018

October 2018 Release WINNER and Winners!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

I am popping by today to announce the winner of the October Release Day Blog Hop HERE. Thank you to everyone who made this release a huge success and to all the hopped along and commented along the way. You are ALL truly appreciated :)

Without further ado, was used to pick a lucky comment number and that was #154. The winner is...

Whoa! Fantastic collection. The dramatic black and grey of the first and the classy stylish look of the second caught my attention immediately. The rest of your cards are cute and de’light’ful. Amazing job featuring these new products. x

Congratulations Trina!

Please send me an email to along with your postal address and I will get your goodies in the post to you!

I've also randomly selected 3 other lucky winners to receive the Background Builders: Christmas clear stamp set from the release. They are...

love your cards -they are so so creative especially the tag/card combo - so clever:)

A fabulous release Bev. Love the stencils most.
30th October 2018 at 7:20 pm

Wow! Beautiful set of cards!!! Love the design and the choice of colors!!!

Congratulations Ladies!

Please send me an email to along with your postal address and I will get your goodies in the post to you!


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #297 - Colours

Hello November!

This month at CAS Colours & Sketches our hostess is Patricia, the challenge owner.  As usual we are starting the month off with a colour challenge and HERE are this weeks colours...

Another beautiful colour combo and it made me think of pretty Cosmos flowers, so this is what I made...

I've kept this card really simple. The flowers from Pure Florals: Cosmos are stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink and then I used Stampin' Up! markers to colour my Cosmos flowers. I substituted Balmy Blue for Soft Sky because it was the closest blue I had. I've not purchased the new colour markers yet :( 

I adhered this stamped and coloured panel to a piece of So Saffron card, wrapped some white bakers twine around and tied in a bow. This is adhered to the card base using foam adhesive.

That's all from me today, I hope thatI have inspired you to join in on the challenge?! If you need a little more inspiration, pop on over HERE to see what the CC&S Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 2 November 2018

Uniko Challenge #49 Winners


I'm here today to announce the WINNERS of Challenge #49 Wonderful World, optional twist of THANKS. 

A huge thank you to everyone who played along with this challenge.

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

Congratulations Mugdha!

Here is your winner's badge:

You have won a £25 eGift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 16th November 2018.

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 9th November 2018.

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

Congratulations Anita!

You have won an in stock £4 clear stamp set from the Uniko store. Please contact me at by the 16th November 2018, with your choice of stamp set and your postal address.

Here is your winners badge:

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

Congratulations Sue!

You have won an in stock £4 clear stamp set from the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 16th November 2018, with your choice of stamp set and your postal address.

Here is your winners 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

Congratulations to ALL the winners & EVERYONE who joined in on the fun!

The next Uniko Challenge starts on Friday 16th November.

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

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #296 - The Double!

* CLICK HERE for the Uniko October Reveal, DT Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY post *


This week over at CAS Colour & Sketches is Timeless Tuesday, AKA The Double! It is a multiple hostess for October and Karen and Patricia came up with this sketch and colour combo seen HERE and below, to inspire your card making...

And this is how I have combined the two...

Still trying to get a stash of Christmas cards made, I opted to use Winter Foliage. This is one of my 'go to' clear stamp sets for Holiday and Winter themed cards. The Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple colours seemed appropriate for the foliage and berries too. 

I then just needed to incorporate the Midnight Muse into my design and did this by using it as my focal panel mat. I added some plain white bakers twine and a sentiment from Simply Said II.

Anyway, the CC&S Design Team have created more awesome inspiration to share with you, so hop on over HERE to see and also find all the challenge details & link up!

Thanks for stopping by today!

October 2018 Reveal, Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Finally the day has arrived and the October 2018 Reveal, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY is here! The Release will be available to purchase HERE at a NEW time of 9pm GMT tonight. 

Ok, so how about a look at the four new clear stamp sets and two re-released clear stamp sets AND the three new stencil designs!

Background Builders: Christmas £9 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Jolly Christmas £4 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

BIG & BOLD Merry £4 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Simply Said Blocks Christmas £4
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Background Builders: Christmas 2018 £9 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Winter Botanicals: Sweet Broom £9 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Stencil Christmas Folk Snowflake £3.50 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Stencil Scandinavian Christmas £3.50 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Stencil Quilted £3.50 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

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) Friday 9th November 2018 to comment and the winner will be announced soon after.

Happy Hopping!


Monday, 29 October 2018

Introducing... BIG & BOLD Merry and Background Builders: Christmas 2018


Welcome back to day 4 of the October 2018 Release product introductions.

This is the fun part, you now get to see all the sneak peeks in action. The Design Team have worked their socks off and created an abundance of inspiration to share with you over the coming days :)

Thank you for all the comment love yesterday here and on social media. If you missed the first 3 days of introductions, you can catch up HERE, HERE and HERE.

Today we are introducing the final two clear stamp sets, BIG & BOLD Merry and Background Builders: Christmas 2018. I think I have saved my current two favourites till last too ;)

For my card here today I have combined both BIG & BOLD Merry and Background Builders: Christmas 2018. I've wanted to design a Christmas fairy lights stamp for ages and this year it was the year it happened! 

The string comes as one stamp, with 3 separate fairy bulb designs. I have created a tangled light background by stamping the string at various angles and then going back in and stamping 2 of the bulb designs.

 I've used Stampin' Up! Markers in bright colours for the bulbs and added Clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle too.

The large 'Merry' from Big & Bold Merry is stamped in Stampin' Up! Real Red ink and then once dry I overstepped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Stardust EP. I've then fussy cut this out and adhered it to the card using foam adhesive.

That's all I have to share here today, but be sure to hop along with my AWESOME Design Team to see what they have created. Don't forget to comment along the way. You never know, I might just pick some random comments to WIN some prizes this release ;)

Sarah P

WOW! This has been a fun few days of product introductions and I for one have loved seeing how my Design Team bring the products to life. So, we have reached the end of the product introductions, which means tomorrow is the BIG day!

We will have our usual Reveal, Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY at 9am tomorrow here on the blog AND the RELEASE will go LIVE at 9pm GMT over HERE on the website.