Monday 11 July 2016

July 2016 Design Team Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!


What better way to start the week than with the July 2016 Design Team Blog Hop. Along with the hop we have a GIVEAWAY! So be sure to grab a drink, get comfy, relax and enjoy.

As we've quite a few new followers here, ("Hello & Thank you") I will explain what's going on! Here at Uniko I *USUALLY* only release new products every other month. This is for a number of reasons, firstly, being an avid paper crafter myself and knowing the current economic climate I know 'some' are on a limited budget when it comes to buying new stash, so this way you're not tempted to splurge too much every month.

The second reason is that it is just me here at Uniko HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 22 month old twin boys. So releasing every other month gives me chance to keep my head above water, well...just about!

So, on the in-between release months the Design Team & I take a look back at a previously released product, dust it off and give it some love.

This month I decided upon the Paradise Hummingbird clear stamp set, probably due to the recent tropical June release!

Anyway, as usual I like to show a couple of older favourite creations using this set. More examples can be found HERE over on Pinterest.

How about a fresh new card using this set...

I was inspired by my recent CAS Colours & Sketches card layout seen HERE, so I decided to use it again for my card today. I fogot to leave the edge of base card showing down the right hand side though :(

I used my Hero Arts Ombré inks to stamp the flowers and the hummingbird, I have the 3 in my favourite coours! I also added Wink Of Stella to the hummingbird, because whenever I see a video (I've not been lucky enough to see one IRL yet) of a hummingbird they always seem to have a shimmer about them. 

Ok, that's all from me but, it wouldn't be a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY right? 

Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning this featured set and an eGift Certificate for £5.  Or if you win and already own the set an eGift certificate for £10 will be awarded. You have until midnight Monday 18th July 2016 to comment and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 19th July 2016.

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

 CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Thank you for stopping & hopping along with us today :)



  1. Oh wow, too much beauties with the great hummingbird :) Have a good week!

  2. Love these! That hummingbird is beautiful.

  3. I'm so glad to see this set featured as I bought it in a little shop in Northallerton some time ago and ashamed to say I've never used it!

  4. Ooh love the ombre! And the bird works so well in turquoise x

  5. Just back from the hop, everyone has shown lovely cards as usual!

  6. Beautiful cards! I love this new hummingbird release!

  7. Such lovely cards, the hummingbird is so pretty.

  8. Oooh, I think this is my favourite Uniko stamp set of all times! I need this set! I love to make hummingbird cards! They are one of my favourite creatures! We have about five hummers at our feeders right now! They are mesmerizing to watch! Love, love, love this stamp set! Everybody's cards looked so different and so beautiful! Thank you for the inspirational blog hop!

  9. How beautiful, captures them so well, along with kingfishers they really are unique birds to spot.

  10. This is really pretty! I am a birdie lover and I could really use a hummingbird in my stash (shhh ... don't tell hubby! lol). Love the flowers, too! :-)

  11. I already enjoyed your Tropical release and this one is just amazing! You did a terrific job Bev! Love the Ombre flowers with cute Humming bird in soft look!

  12. Great inspiration. I must show this set some love too! :)

  13. Love.the simplicity and beauty of this set!

  14. WOW! Love your past examples Bev but swooning once again over the present one. Gorgeous colour combo as ever and such a perfect design. x

  15. This is such a beautiful set, Beverly! I love your cards....old and new!

  16. Beautiful cards and the hummingbird stamp is awesome! xxx

  17. Lovely set. The black bird against the rainbow background is lovely and i like all the little flowers on the last card. Hugz

  18. I have several hummingbird feeders up outside my house....including a stick-on feeder on the outside of my craft room window which the little birds come and visit throughout the day. So much fun to get a super-close look at them!

    I love this pretty set and I adore how you stamped the birds with the ombre ink and added shimmer on your new cards!
    <3 J

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