Saturday, 17 February 2018

Introducing... The Uniko Stencil Design Team!


Welcome back to another exciting weekend here at Uniko HQ. Along with all the Uniko 6th Birthday Celebrations and preparation for the February 2018 6th Birthday Release, I finally get to spill the beans and introduce The Uniko Stencil Design Team!

I think it took me nearly 2 years to get this new product from dream to reality and with the help of Sarah G, I launched the first Uniko Stencils back HERE in October 2017. With so many ideas for stencils and wanting to add these to the Uniko inventory I felt I needed a team to help me. So Sarah and I got to planning and I am happy to introduce them all to you...

Leading the Stencil Design Team is Sarah G, I am super stoked to be welcoming Sarah back into the Uniko family.

Hello!  It is me again :)  I was a member of the Uniko DT until quite recently and just couldn't stay away....I love trying out lots of different techniques and effects with stencils so was really excited when Bev decided to add stencils to Uniko's fab range of designs.  I am also really excited to be designing alongside the rest of the super talented stencil design team and my old teamies on the stamp team.  I am looking forward to showing how well the stamps and stencils play together and getting inky in the process.  I have typically focused on CAS designs until more recently when I have enjoyed experimenting with mixed media and layered designs so I hope to bring a bit of both to the Uniko blog!  You can find more about me and my style at - it would be great to see you there.

Next up is Julie, I am sure many of you are familiar with and know Julie from her inspirational creativity in blogland. I am super happy that another wonderful Uniko customer is joining the team and Uniko family.

Hi, I'm so pleased to be asked to join this fab group of ladies here at Uniko and to work with the new line of stencils. For those who don't know me, I'm a retired primary school teacher who in later years specialised in art. I loved this as I could play everyday at work with the kids, aged from 7 -11 years old, trying new techniques and fostering in them a love of art. When I was forced to retire due to ill health, I took up card making and scrapbooking and I haven't looked back! Through blogging, I've made friends with lots of like minded people from all over the world and even been lucky enough to meet some of them too, including some of the Uniko team.

As well as blogging and entering card challenges, I'm very competitive having played in tennis and badminton leagues before retiring, I love to read detective fiction, pottering in the garden and doing the occasional bit of dressmaking and patchwork. I have 2 grown up children and 2 gorgeous grandsons who keep me busy and the eldest one's hectic social whirl gives me an outlet for my cards!

Ask about my style and I would probably say CAS but I love watercolouring and incorporating die cuts in my projects, colouring with Copics and pencils and getting inky too! Basically anything that appeals to and inspires me. You'll get an idea of my style by checking out my blog

My next introduction to the Stencil Design Team is Wiebke. I was so happy to meet Wiebke back in December 2017 at the first Uniko Stamping Retreat :) Not only did Wiebke amaze me by travelling all the way from Germany to attend, but I fell in love with her creative style and the friendship we formed in such a short amount of time :) 

Hi, I'm Wiebke,
Spelling-help for all non-Germans: The "ie" is like "ee" in "bee", the "e" at the end is more like the "e" in the word "end". Syllabified in Wieb-ke. (It's also here in Germany a not-so-typical name.)

I was so thrilled when Beverley asked me to join in the new Stencil-DT and be part of the heartfelt friendly and super creative Uniko-Family! I was a Guest-Designer before, but this is my first spot in a Design Team.

I live in Germany, between Berlin and Potsdam together with my six-headed family. I'm a crafter for my whole life and I tried (and still do) many different kind of art and DIYs almost every day. 2011 I started card making with just a few supplies and this hobby became a big addiction with lots of stuff!

I'm not sure if I have a typical style - I think I havn't just one. CAS is great, action in every way is fun, special effects like LED are awesome! I love many different materials and techniques - be thrilled to experiment with both. But my favourites are definitely stencils, stamps and intense, bright colours. I'm inspired from all things around and I often enjoy to take part in different Challenges.

My other big hobby I share with my whole family - hubby Hartmut and my kids Paul (2003/01), Vincent (2008/11), Stella (2010/05) and hopefully soon also with little Milo (2016/08). We are a boardgamer-family! We play, collect, change and develop games. Hartmut is a game-author and we all support him with game testing, ideas for improvements and I often help to create the prototypes.

In the rest of my free time I write my blog, love to photograph, to read detective stories or funny books, work and craft in my garden and in the house, decorate and re-arrange in every room. Cooking, baking and eating with friends and family is a pleasure!

Let's get crafty - hope you'll be inspired by the cards on my KomMa-designed-blog 

Lastly, but by no means least I am super happy to be welcoming another Uniko customer and well known creative inspiration to the Stencil Design Team, Linda.

Hi everyone, 

My name’s Linda (aka LindyLou) and I’m so proud to be part of the UNIKO Stencil Design Team.  

For those who don’t already know me, I’m married to my best friend Stephen, have two fabulous grown up kids, and I’m Grandma to a delicious bundle of fun called Alex.  

Since 2011 we’ve lived on the Isle of Man.  A beautiful little island in the Irish Sea ….. nesting between the UK and Ireland, and is famous for the TT Races.

My passion is paper crafting and cardmaking.  It all started out as a hobby, over 15 years ago now, and has since taken over my life ….. and most of the house! I love playing with inks and paints,  stencils and rubber stamps, and I love anything from CAS (clean and simple) cards to grunge and shabby chic home decor …….. along with everything in between! 

I’m so lucky to have the time to spend doing what I love. You’ll find me in my craft room most days, and you can see the results on my blog ………

I love a new challenge and I’m really looking forward to being part of this fab team.

I am sure you are excited and as happy as I am to see these new additions to the Uniko Team and I am already looking forward to seeing more inspiration from all these talented and creative ladies in the coming days as they join me and The Uniko Clear Stamp DT with the February 2018 6th Birthday Release! 

Until then, be sure to hop on over to their blogs via the links below to see more inspiration and to leave them some welcome love.

As it is Uniko's Birthday month, I will be randomly selecting SIX lucky comments from each of the blogs to receive a Uniko Stencil Prize! 

Don't forget there is still time to join in on the Uniko Treasure Hunt HERE and The Uniko 6th Birthday Linky Party HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. A very warm welcome to you all uber talented girls on Uniko team, so happy to be working along side you all xx

  2. Hello everybody!
    Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm so happy & proud to be part of the Uniko-Family now!
    Let's get crafty!

    HUGS, Wiebke

  3. welcome to the Uniko family ladies, so excited by your stencil inspirations and thrilled that you've joined the team. Looking forward to getting to know you all and working alongside you. Hugs x

  4. As a big fan of stencils I can only be so glad that Uniko has them! I know how much fun it is to use them and use them in sooo different ways, so I wish all so much fun with the Uniko stencils! Enjoy the weekend!

  5. So happy to be here, thanks for making me so welcome. :)

  6. Yay - a Stencil Design Team! Love stencils but don't use them enough, so I'm looking forward to getting inspired from this fantastic DT you've assembled!

  7. So great to welcome you all to the Uniko Design Team - great to have Sarah back. Thrilled to be working with such talented women. xx

  8. A hearty, warm welcome to the Uniko team, ladies! Thoroughly enjoyed reading more about you and your stencil-themed showcases...oh. my. stars! Simply spectacular! Off to say 'hi' to each of you individually!

  9. Welcome and congrats to the stencil team! Looking forward to seeing your work!

  10. WElcome Ladies! It’s been great to be able to get to know you! Best of luck in the coming months - can’t wait to see your creations

  11. I'm so thrilled to be here .... thanks to Bev, and Sarah for the chance to join such a friendly, creative team and for making me feel so welcome xx

  12. Hello ladies. Stencils are so much fun and the inspiration here is awesome. Hugz

  13. Great team. I need to learn to use stencils on my cards/projects.

  14. Looking forward to seeing the creations of the new Uniko DT. Happy 6th Birthday Uniko

  15. The new stencils are lovely.

  16. Welcome to all talented girls!!! Love the beautiful stenciling work by each one, so inspiring!

  17. Congratulations to the new design team.. It'll be a great learning for me.. to see how to incorporate stencils!

  18. How lovely to have you four ladies join us at Uniko. Awesome use of Uniko stencils and stamps, going to be so exciting to see your future creations! xx

  19. Great selections.
    Can't wait to see what
    will be coming in the next
    year. thanks

  20. Warm welcome to all the lovely ladies :) Great to know about you and gonna hop along! :)

  21. Very beautiful cards ladies and congratulations for new DT membership to all!
    Valerija xx

  22. A warm welcome to you all ladies ! So delighted you've joined this wonderful team and can't wait to see all your wonderful inspiration with the Uniko stencils. Hugs x


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