Thursday, 23 February 2017

Uniko & Simply Cards & Papercrafts!

* This is my 2nd post today, if you've come for the Uniko Release Product Intro CLICK HERE*

Hey again!

I'm super duper excited to share my latest digital stamp collection and feature in Simply Cards & Papercrafts...



Yep, I've been busy again behind the scenes here at Uniko and designed this collection of 4 digital stamps. See them featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts issue 160. The issue is out and available to buy today from most leading supermarkets and shops who sell magazines.




The digital collection is available to download HERE.

Here are a couple of cards I made using the digital stamps...






I hope to share a few more projects using this collection soon, but in the mean time I'd LOVE to see what you create if you download and use the collection. Please email photos of your projects to bev@uniko.co.uk and say if you are happy for me to share them here on the blog too! Or #unikoltd on Instagram or Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the freebie!



Introducing... Explosion! Additions

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the February & 5th Birthday product release are well underway, we've only one more product to introduce after today! Yesterday the Design Team and I introduced Background Blocks Halftone. If you missed it and the previous products on and Tuesday and Monday you can catch up HEREHERE and HERE.

Today we are back to introduce you to Explosion! Additions. Like yesterday this set came about due to the Modern Pop Art trend that is set to make a reappearance this year. I've always had a LOVE for Pop Art and especially the work of Roy Litchenstein. Hence the launch of Explosion! clear stamp set a few years ago.

I've been wanting to breath new life into Explosion! and what better way than to do so when it's going to be trendy again?! So I introduce you too Explosion! Additions...




This set can certainly be used on its own (which you will see in the coming days/weeks, but I just LOVE pairing the halftone explosion with the previously released explosion, it really adds impact.




There is LOTS of dimension to this card, both the original explosion and BAM! sentiment are fussy cut out and foam mounted. I used four Copic Markers to colour the BAM! sentiment in to create a lovely ombre effect.

Now, be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won't be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P


I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 25th February at 9am GMT.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Feb, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th Feb, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 25th February 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp set :)

Hugs

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Introducing... Background Blocks Halftone

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the February & 5th Birthday product release are well underway. Yesterday the Design Team and I introduced Originally Organic Additions and on Monday Block Party Birthday. If you missed them you can catch up HERE and HERE.

Today we are back to introduce you to another new style clear stamp series called Background Blocks. They are what they say, simply a block of yummy pattern!

The first in this series is due to my LOVE of Pop Art and Roy Litchenstien, plus the modern pop art trend is making a come back this year! This stamp along with tomorrows clear stamp set pairs wonderfully with the previously released Explosion! clear stamp set. However, I have a few samples that show its possibilities with florals too over on my blog ;)

So I introduce you too Background Blocks Halftone...




This card shows the stamp in its entirety, paired with Explosion! Yesterday I treated myself to some Lawn Fawn inks and I couldn't resist using the Plastic Flamingo colour on this card paired with black and Pool Party.




Now, be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won't be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P


I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 25th February at 9am GMT.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Feb, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th Feb, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 25th February 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp set :)

Hugs

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #211

* This is my 2nd post today, if you have come for the Uniko February & 5th Birthday Introduction of Originally Organic Additions CLICK HERE*

Hey!

This month over at CAS Colours & Sketches, we have the lovely Jane as hostess and as usual Jane has some FAB challenges for us. This week another color challenge HERE and seen below. 





We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. You may also use neutral colours (white, cream, kraft, brown, grey, or black) for card layers, sentiments, and image outlines. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

Don't forget to keep your creation CAS too ;)

This is what I came up with using the colours...




When I saw the colours I knew they were perfect to use for the clear stamp set Originally Organic Additions, which the Uniko Design Team and I are introducing today HERE. So I set to making another card using the colours.




I've opted for a one layer card. I simply stamped the heart wreath in Cucumber Crush, offsetting the image over the side of the card slightly for interest, but making sure the sentiment would still fit inside. I then filled in the gaps stamping two of the outline flowers in Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach.

Anyway, be sure to check out all the Design Team inspiration HERE on the CAS Colours & Sketches blog and I hope to see you in the gallery :) Challenge End Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, January 13, 2017

Hugs
Supplies:-
Uniko Clear Stamps Flower Power #6Background Builders: Vines and Simply Said II
Ink: Stampin' Up! Rose Red and VersaFine Onyx Black
Card: Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Markers Cherry Cobbler and Sweet Sugarplum Enamel Dots

Introducing... Originally Organic Additions

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the February & 5th Birthday product release are well underway. Yesterday the Design Team and I introduced Block Party Birthday. If you missed it you can catch up HERE.

Today, we are back with the introduction of Originally Organic Additions - YAY! Originally Organic was introduced back in Sept/Oct last year HERE and I also had a feature and digital stamp collection in Simply Cards & Papercrafts HERE.

As both the clear stamps and digital stamps were so popular I decided to turn a few of the digital stamps into physical ones...




As you can see the main heart wreath from the digital stamps featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts was turned into a physical stamp :) I purposefully kept the heart large so it fills a card blank but in a clean and simple way! I've also kept blank areas around the heart wreath, so that you can fill them mixing and matching the smaller florals from both clear stamp sets. On this card I have only used stamps from the new Originally Organic Additions.




I've used some new to me Lawn Fawn inks and I also added in a few enamel dots, some sparkly crystal Nuvo to the circle trios and stamens of the flowers and finally some bakers twine.

Now, be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won't be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane


CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P


I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 25th February at 9am GMT.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Feb, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th Feb, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 25th February 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp set :)

Hugs

Monday, 20 February 2017

Introducing... Block Party Birthday

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the February & 5th Birthday product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks at the 5 clear stamp sets being released and NOW it is time for the Design Team and I to introduce them to you.

Today we are introducing a new to Uniko style of stamp called Block Party. The first stamp in this series is appropriately named Block Party Birthday...




As you can see, the stamp is one BIG block, measuring 9.5 x 13 cm and it is a style of Subway Art. You might recognise some images from previously released and now retired clear stamp sets. I decided to do this first card in a rainbow colour scheme, it is simply stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and I used my MISTI tool, so I could repeatedly stamp it to get a nice crisp finish. 

Sometimes with larger stamps like this one, it is hard to get even pressure across the whole stamp and get a clean image first time. With using the MISTI tool the stamped image is kept in place and you can repeatedly stamp and ink up as many times as needed.




I was thrilled to discover that some shiny star embellishments I have in my stash were the perfect size to place over the row of stars in the image :)

Now, be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won't be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P


I do hope you have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 25th February at 9am GMT.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Feb, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th Feb, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 25th February 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on this new clear stamp set :)

Hugs

Sunday, 19 February 2017

February 2017 & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks Day 2

WhooHoo!

The Uniko 5th Birthday Celebrations are now in FULL swing. Yesterday I shared the first 2 sneak peeks of the FIVE clear stamps being released this month and today I get to show you the last of the 'official' sneak peeks.

Ok, lets get to these peeks...




This first peek is BANG on trend! It is another new 'style' stamp being added to the Uniko Clear Stamp line up called Background Blocks. This has SO many possibilities and can be paired with SO many clear stamps from florals to masculine images. Which leads me nicely onto the next peek...




Now, if you are a long time fan and follower of Uniko, you might just recognise the font and design in this peek ;) This set again is BANG on trend and pairs perfectly with the previously released Explosion! clear stamp set.

Lastly but by no means least I have listened to your requests and suggestions for this clear stamp set...





Again, if you have been following me and Uniko for some time, you will know my LOVE of Scandinavian design and before our 4th Birthday celebrations I shared a post HERE called Uniko...way back to the beginning! Anyway, this little mini set is inspired by my all time favourite design and I can't wait to show you the possibilities of this set!

Ok, so that is all the peeks and tomorrow the FUN begins as the Design Team and I start the product introductions.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th Sept, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 25th February 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As usual there will be a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks! Hope to see you back tomorrow?!

Hugs