Thursday, 8 April 2021

Partially colored Mandala - BA Inspiration

 Hello friends Rahmat here today with my inspiration .

I am showcasing the Marvelous Mehndi set today.

I have kept the color scheme simple with just 2 colors, and only colored it partial for fun.

The sentiment is from Uniko but a retired set and smaller part is from another current one.

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


Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Two For Tuesday - Simply Said Blocks

 Happy Tuesday! 

It's still the Easter holidays here, with The Beans not going back to school until Monday 12th April, so a few more days to fill with playing and eating chocolate! 

Anyway, I managed to fit in some creative time yesterday while everyone was busy and made a couple of cards using Simply Said Blocks.

Yes, this set is mainly sentiments, but I did include a couple of stamps without a sentiment on and I wanted to show two cards, two colour ways with a slight difference in stamping! 

I started out with this zesty orange colour combo simply using the Altenew Warm & Cozy ink collection, super easy! For this card I used the whole length of the block in the stamp set to stamp the 4 colours in the collection. I've then used the bow and string from Balloon Bash to stamp the gift detailing. The sentiment is one of my favourites from Floral Vines.

I was pleased how this turned out, but it lead on to this second card. This time I wanted the gift to be a little thinner and taller. So I masked off the edges of my card to the width I wanted the gift to be. 

I chose a lovely pink-red ombre colour combo,  Altenew Tea Party ink collection for this card, because I also wanted to decorate the stripes with the heart pattern contained in the stamp set. Again I used the Balloon Bash elements like on the first card and the same sentiment. However, I could have used a number of sentiments from this stamp set really as it includes a good variety. 

That's all from me today, I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. If you're using Uniko and on social media, be sure to tag me or #unikostamps so I can find your creations and share them :)

Crafty Hugs

Sunday, 4 April 2021


Happy Easter Sunday!

I hope you have all had a wonderful day, however you celebrate the holiday. We have had a wonderful chilled out, chocolate filled & unexpectedly sunny day. I shared the Easter egg hunt I did for The Beans over on my Instagram stories. 

I am popping in this evening to announce some winners of recent giveaways that have taken place. All of the winners have been selected using random number generator. 

First up is the winner of the Release in Review Brand Ambassador Blog Hop HERE

Congratulations 🎉 Hilary

3 amazing cards, love them all and you have made each look so different. Uniko stamps are quite incredible. I have these ones on my wish list, I particularly want that gerbera stencil as I already have the stamp xx

You have won the ENTRIE 9th Birthday February 2021 Release. Please email me at no later than 18th April 2021 along with your postal address to claim your prize.

Next is the winner who left a comment on any of the Uniko Brand Ambassador International Women's Day posts. My post can be found HERE.

Congratulations 🎉 Melissa

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Wonderful variety of artwork on the creations.
“Sunshine HoneyBee”

Please email me at Please email me at no later than 18th April 2021 along with your postal address to claim your prize.

Lastly for today is the winner who left a comment on any of the Uniko Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop posts. My post can be found HERE.

Congratulations 🎉 Marisela

Marisela Delgado 

Wonderful cards!

20th March 2021 at 4:07 am

Please email me at Please email me at no later than 18th April 2021 along with your postal address to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun and left such wonderful comments, your support is appreciated by us all here at Uniko.

Don't forget that there is still time to take advantage of the discount code & offer this Easter holiday. 

Crafty Hugs

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Background Blocks Wonky Stripes


It's Jane here today with four - yes four instead of my usual three - cards using both the new Background Blocks Solid Wonky Stripes and the previously released Outline Stripes.

This is a super quick way to build up a little stash of birthday cards too. 

I started with the monochrome versions. I stamped the wonky stripes in black down the right hand side of the card base and then die cut a stitched edge from white card to place on top.

I then used the ever popular Flower Power range for the flower and stem. #2 is the flower, #1 & #3 for the stems. The ink pad is Versafine Clair, nocturne.

I finished off with a sentiment from the new Floral Vines set.

I love the drama of the simple black and white scheme, but decided to repeat the cards using the Kaleidacolor Riviera ink pad. No better way to get an immediate hit of several colours. I also changed up the border die.

I echoed the outline and solid of the wonky stripes by choosing the outline and solid flower and stem stamps and cut them all out using the matching Flower Power dies.

So what do you think? Colours or black and white?

Thanks for looking today. Stay safe and keep crafting!


Friday, 2 April 2021

Uniko Challenge Reminder #64 - Signs of Spring + optional twist Easter

Hey & Happy Good Friday!

The Uniko Brand Ambassadors are here today to remind you about the March/April 2021 Uniko challenge.

But before I get to that, as it is a long Easter weekend here I have a discount code & loyalty points offer for you to use in store :)

Okay, back to the challenge! It's a super easy theme of Signs of Spring with an optional twist of Easter.

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 ;)

We're delighted to welcome back Stephanie as our Guest Designer for this reminder post.

 Isn't that just the most inspired use of the Mid Century Modern Floral stamps? Love the rainbow line up!

Let's take a look at how the Uniko Brand Ambassadors have been inspired by this challenge.


Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.  

  • Main Winner Chosen By The Brand Ambassadors - £15 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £5 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £5 eGift Certificate
  • Top 3 Chosen By The Brand Ambassadors - 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 23rd April 2021 (7.00pm EDT).


Monday, 29 March 2021

Brand Ambassador inspiration : Diamonds and peonies

 Hi there!

Hannelie popping in today to share two "same but different" designs. 

I remember when we moved to the middle east, one of the first phrases I learned here, was "same same but different". It still makes me smile because it is such a descriptive saying!

I think the two cards I made are a good example because they share the same elements, color and layout, but has quite a different feel to it.

First card :

Second card:

 I used :

Thank you so much for visiting me here at Uniko today!


Saturday, 20 March 2021

9th Birthday February 2021 Release in Review Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Happy Weekend!

I couldn't help but stretch our 9th Birthday February 2021 Release celebrations on for a little longer! Now the Uniko Brand Ambassadors have their goodies we can have one last party and showcase these new clear stamps and stencil with a Release in Review Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

If you missed the Release you can catch up HERE, so I won't go in to details about the new products again. They are all available again HERE on the website too. The restocks of the Floral Vines clear stamp set arrived earlier this week and getting backorders out to those who had ordered it has kept me busy, thank you!

So without further ado, let's get to the inspirational hop. Be sure to comment along the hop as I will be selecting one random lucky comment from those left to WIN the *ENTIRE RELEASE!! You have until midnight Sunday 28th March 2021 to comment. *if you already own any of the release an alternative prize will be offered.

WOW! These inspiriting and creative women never cease to amaze me with their creativity. So many new ideas on how to use these new clear stamps and stencil. I don't know about you, but I want to sit and create all day! 

I hope you have enjoyed this release in review as much as I did. Don't forget to comment to win & be sure to check out the winners post HERE from the 9th Birthday February 2021 Release celebrations as I am still waiting to hear from a few winners!! 

Crafty Hugs