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

Friday 19 March 2021

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


Welcome to the March/April 2021 Uniko Challenge.

Here in the UK the days are getting lighter and even if the weather is not catching up that well we are seeing signs of Spring. So that's the theme for our new challenge.

We're delighted to welcome Stephanie as our guest Designer for this challenge. I'm sure many of you will know her well and been inspired by her wonderful cards. A visit to her blog is always a pleasure, find it HERE.

WOW! what a stunning card using those Uniko Originally Organic stamps on vellum!

The Uniko Brand Ambassadors have also been busy creating cards to inspire you to play along. Let's see how they've interpreted the theme.


Are you ready to play?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

Due to the current chaos around the world and here in the UK, I have temporarily reduced the value of the prizes. This is so that I can keep my small business afloat during these uncertain times. I hope you understand and will still join in on the fun.

Thank you for your continued support & joining in with the fun at Uniko.
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £15 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £5 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £5 eGift Certificate
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points

There is plenty of time to join and play along with this challenge. 
The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 23rd April 2021.

Crafty Hugs,

Friday 12 March 2021

Festive Friday - Brand Ambassador Inspiration

Good morning all, Julie here with another Festive Friday post featuring three cards on the same colour theme.

I'm still determined to get ahead with my Christmas makes in the hope that I wont need to be in a rush later in the year and this month I've been inspired by the colours over at CAS Christmas, so why don't you grab yourself a cuppa, sit back and check out these makes.

This first card uses the Christmas Pop trees as well as BB Falling Snow and a freebie snow stencil from a magazine. 
The two Christmas Pop trees were stamped and heat embossed with white EP before trimming down and edging them with red ink. The third snowflake one was made by tracing the shape of one of the others, cutting out from kraft card, then stamping with BB Falling Snow and embossing in white EP. On a scrap panel of kraft, I stenciled the snow using some Ranger Texture paste over the top 2/3rds and when dry added the strip of red, white and kraft coloured DP to the bottom. Arranging the trees over the DP, the finished panel was popped up on pads over a kraft base card, a trio of red gems complete. 

You can't get much simpler than this one layer card. Festive Sentiments Outlined and a holly sprig from Framed - Holly, stamped and embossed in white EP, 3 tiny red crystals for the red berries all on an A6 kraft base card. You could use any large sentiment here, such as Festive Sentiments, or even stamp it in black. A great design for mass production?

I've used Background Builders Christmas 2018 before to make a plaid pattern before, here and here. This time I've used a panel of kraft card, red ink, a white gel pen and a black fine liner to make a panel to cut my letters from. The kraft is obviously darker and very absorbent so the red is not as bright as it would be on white, but using my Misti I was able to go back a couple of times to deepen the colour.

You can see that I made a couple of mistakes with the stamping and line drawing but there was still enough left for me to cut out all the letters I needed, waste not want not!
The Wishing You is from Festive Sentiments and Christmas from Most wonderful were stamped onto the off white base card in black before the die cut merry was added on matching red foam letters.

So that's all from me for the moment, hope I've given you some ideas to get your Christmas stash rolling!
Stay safe and keep crafting 'til next time.

Sunday 7 March 2021



Happy Sunday!

I'm here today to share ALL the winners from our 9th Birthday Celebrations 🎉  Firstly, I want to thank you for making it another special occasion and a release to remember. From all the comments, support, entries in the competitions AND all the wonderful orders that make me smile and help keep this little business going.... THANK YOU! 

PLEASE NOTE... If you are a lucky winner of a prize listed below, please email me at to claim your prize. To speed things up, please provide the name of the set if you have won a stamp set (in stock) and your postal address. Prizes NEED to be claimed no later than 28th March 2021.

Okay, First up are the winners of our 9th Linky Birthday Party HERE. The prizes up for grabs are as follows...

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing (any value)
  • Top 5 Chosen By DT - In Stock £5 Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Two Randomly Selected comments from the Design Team Hop In Stock £5 Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing

Main Winner #56 Helen F

Congratulations Helen 🎉 

Random Winner who used Uniko products

#8 Nicole G

Congratulations Nicole 🎉 

Top 6 (because we had a tie) in order of entry 

Randomly Selected Lucky Comments

Happy 9th birthday, Bev, Uniko and DT!
Looking forward to play along!
Marianne x

Happy Happy Birthday. Hugz

Congratulations to all the winners & thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun! 

Next is the prize you have all been waiting for....

I have used google random number generator to select the winning entry and as you can see it selected entry number 29.

Congratulations to Jackie Marsh  🎉 

AND Because I had said there would be a chance to win from leaving comments on sneak peek posts, introducing posts and the Release Day post, I have randomly selected THREE Lucky Winners to receive a £5 eGift Code to spend in store....

Congratulations 🎉 

Lesley G
New Creations

Keep an eye out on the blogs and social media this week as I will be sharing more ways on how you can get your hands on Uniko goodies. Plus with a brand new month I will be doing a Win it Wednesday at some point! 

Floral Vines - the sell out clear stamp set from the release is on order, I am still awaiting to hear from the manufacturer as to a date of dispatch. Thank you for your patience.

Thanks for stopping by today and Congratulations 🎉 to all the winners.

Crafty Hugs

Friday 5 March 2021

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Showcasing Background Builders Delightful Diamonds

 Hi all!

It's Jane here today with a trio of CAS cards using Background Builders Delightful Diamonds one of the sets from the new release.

So let's start with the bright one! I simply stamped one of the smaller diamonds several times down the left hand side and then coloured them in using Copic pens. 

I then stamped a sentiment from Floral Vines and matted everything up using two of the colours.

Next up is a more muted colour scheme. I just love mustard yellow and black together and the long stamps from the set make for such a quick card with a definite brilliant masculine vibe.

Once again the sentiment is from Floral Vines and I double matted everything in matching colours.

My final card uses the open diamonds from the set and I used my misti tool to help with the repeated diagonal stamping.

Another sentiment from Floral Vines and a single matted layer to finish everything off.

Have you shopped the new release yet? Hoping I may have given you food for thought and some inspiration for today. Remember to share anything you create with Uniko goodies on social media using #unikoltd

Thanks for your time.

Stay safe and keep crafting!


Thursday 4 March 2021

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Snowdrops and bubbles

Hello friends, I am up with a simple watercolored card using the spring botanicals from Uniko. I have used the Snowdrop set here.

The flowers are watercolored using the Zigs and used pencils fro details.

I have used a distress oxide for the backdrop.

The sentiment is from stash.

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


Wednesday 3 March 2021

Brand Ambassador Post : English Country Garden Butterflies

 Hi there!

Hannelie here today with a trio of butterfly cards !

It's been a while since I tried a new technique. I tend to stick to my usual ways. Time to do something about it...  I'm talking about print making with die cuts! So easy with a fun watercolor look! I will definitely do it more often in the future.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

All together!

I used : 

Thank you so much for popping in! I hope you'll leave here feeling inspired to try something new (to you) !