Friday 27 August 2021

Uniko Challenge #66 Winners


I'm here today to announce the WINNERS of Challenge #66 Flowers, optional twist Slimline

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

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

#19 Vicky

Congratulations Vicky!

Here's your winner's badge

You have won a £15 eGift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 10th September 2021.

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 3rd September.

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

Congratulations Greta!

You have won a £5 Egift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store. Please contact me at by the 10th September 2021.

Here is your winners badge:

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

Congratulations Helen!

You have won an £5 Egift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store. Please contact me at by 10th September 2021 to claim your prize.

Here is your winners badge:

Now for our Top 3 chosen by the DT and in entry order:

An entry from instagram, please follow the link to view the card.

#25 Lady Joyful

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 with the challenge!

The next Uniko Challenge starts on Friday 17th September.

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

Thursday 26 August 2021

Lots of Lovely Restocks AND a WINNER!

 Hello & Happy Thursday! 

I hope you are all well, staying warm and safe. It's a chilly one here in the North East of the UK, there are definitely signs of Autumn in the air. Only ONE more week before The Beans head back to school, unfortunately on their 7th Birthday! Can you believe that, SEVEN?! 

I'm a total mix of emotions, my babies growing up SO fast, the end of Summer and lots of fun days out, but then I am looking forward to gaining some of my time and day back to be in The Studio! I have more NEWNESS coming in September - yay! 

So, incase you missed it on social media or via the newsletter, there is still time to take advantage of this...

With the newness coming I have also received a few festive restocks this week that have now been added to the website. This includes, the popular Christmas Wishes from last year. Background Blocks Scandinavian Christmas, Background Blocks Horizontal Stripe, Season Of Beauty and our ever popular Winter Foliage

Now before I go today, I have the WINNER of the July 2021 Release Revisited Brand Ambassador Blog Hop HERE. Thank you to everyone again who took the time to hop along and leave such lovely comments. 

Without further ado, the lucky comment selected randomly is...

Fabulous design and I like the corner positioning and zingy colours. Clever!

Congratulations Carole! 

You have won a £20 eGift Certificate to spend in store. Please email me by Saturday Sept 11th 2021 at to claim your prize.

That's all I have to share today, but as I am Bean Free today thanks to Grandparents taking them out for an early birthday treat - yay! I now have some time to create some of the ideas that have been building up in my head.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Crafty Hugs

Monday 23 August 2021

Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Christmas in August


It's Wiebke here with a new Brand Ambassador Inspiration for you!
Time for "Christmas in August"!

I don't know, how other countries govern the selling of all the sweet Christmas goodies like cookies and chocolate-stuff.... Here in Germany the supermarkets and grocery stores start to sell all these things usua at the end of August (but my family is not one of the first who needs to buy them!). 

So, only a few days left until the christmas mood may start for some people!
I have a new Christmas inspiration for you, thereby you can join into the feeling too but without sweets and calories 😉!

I stamped the sentiment of the Festive Sentiments Outlined Set in a dark blue colour and covered the letters with a clear sparkling pencil.
The Designer Die Sparkling Snowflake I cut out of a colour fitting dark blue cardstock and covered it with sparkle too. 
Another close-up of the sparkling sentiment.
I adhered the snowflake to the cardbase and embellished it with light blue rhinestone stickers. The bigger stickers in the inner circle fit in there perfectly.

A close-up of the dimensional embellishments.

Snowflakes and sparkle are always a great combination!
There are so many possibilities to add glitter and shimmer to the icy beauties. - This time we used a Wink of Stella brush and the rhinestones.

Next time maybe glitter glue, metallic foil, embossing powder, sequins or glitter flakes....
Which sparkling element is your favorite one?
When you check out all the possibilities, your christmas card production will be done in a very short time!

Hope I was able to inspire you a bit and make you starting early enough this year to be prepared and have a stress-free pre-christmas time!

Crafty greetings from Wiebke

Monday 16 August 2021

Mixed Media Monday - Alumni Brand Ambassador Lindsey Bowe

 Hello & Happy Monday! 

Today I am back with another Mixed Media Monday and I am delighted to have our Alumni Brand Ambassador Lindsey Bowe joining us again. If you missed Lindsey's first projects, be sure to hop on over HERE.

Lindsey Bowe

Hello everyone, I am delighted to be back today to share a Journal Page with you.

On watercolour paper (requisite sorry - ordinary card will warp!) I painted several squares, letting the colours run a little, added some paint splatters & sprinkled over table salt in a couple of areas.

To finish the project off, I added some machine stitching and iridescent sequins. For my focal point, I chose a couple of blooms from the « Beautiful » stamp set.  These were stamped on tissue paper stuck onto card to make them more manageable.  

I shaded around the bottom RHS of the flowers with a soft graphite pencil to make them more grounded - no need to shade around the whole shape just think of where 5 is on a clock face!  

If you want a hint with your final composition, remember the rule of thirds and triangle placement. The flowers were placed in the bottom RHS third where the eye is automatically drawn to and my sequins were placed in a triangle to encourage the eye to move around the finished piece.  

Try positioning your pieces in different areas on a project & hopefully you’ll see what I mean. You need to entice the eyes to keep moving around your project and you can manipulate this with strategic placement of your focal piece and embellishments!  

I hope you have enjoyed todays feature and a big THANK YOU to Lindsey for inspiring us all. 

Crafty Hugs

Saturday 14 August 2021

July 2021 Release in Review Brand Ambassador Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hello & Happy Saturday! 

Did you see our recent release HERE? With it being a big one for us here at Uniko and not all the Brand Ambassadors got to play with all their goodies straight away, I thought it would be fun to have another Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY 🎉 

ALL of the products are still available to purchase HERE on the website, but here is a reminder just in case 😊 

Background Blocks Diagonal Stripes £5.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Background Blocks Grid £5.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Block Party Summer £10.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Background Blocks Layered Modern Floral £10.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Doodle Flowers £5.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Simply Said Blocks III £5.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Stencil Flower Power #8 £3.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Stencil Rainbow & Clouds £3.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Stencil Squared £3.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Stencil Tropical Leaf 1 £3.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

I think you'll agree it was a jam packed release! Here is some more inspiration for you, enjoy!




How awesome was that? Such a fun and inspirational hop. It really does delight me to see how everyone is inspired to use the products. The techniques, colours and previously released products they pair them with. 

Did you remember to leave a comment on all the stops along the hop? I will be randomly selecting one lucky comment winner to win a £20 eGift Certificate. Commenting to be able to win will close at Midnight BST my Sunday 22nd August 2021. The winner will be announced on the blog before the end of August.

Thank you SO much to the Brand Ambassadors and everyone who has joined in on the fun. You really do make these blog hops so much fun.

Crafty Hugs

Thursday 12 August 2021

Brand Ambassador Inspiration : Nature's Treasures II & Background Builders - Squared

  Hi there!

Hannelie here today with a set of CAS cards using the Nature's Treasure II and Background Builders Squared stamp sets. I think the two sets are a fantastic match and I love the way the cards turned out!

Here they are :

Card #1:

Card #2 :

Card #3 :

I used :

The possibilities are endless with these two sets. Even with the same color palette you can achieve so many different looks!

Thank you so much for popping in ... I hope you feel inspired to try different looks with the same stamp set !