Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Uniko Challenge #36 WINNERS!


I'm am here today to announce the winners of our Autumn Challenge.  So many creative and autumnal inspired entries this time and again the team and I had a hard time picking the winner! Thank you to everyone who joined in.

Firstly we have our overall winner chosen by the DT:

Congratulations Sue! Here is your winners badge:

You have won a £20 eGift Certificate to spend in Uniko store here-please contact me at bev@uniko.co.uk by the 8th November 2016

We would also love to have you join us as our Guest Designer for a future challenge. If you are interested please contact me at bev@uniko.co.uk by the 8th November 2016.

Next, we have our randomly selected winner who twisted with us and created a Autumnal Thank You creation...

Congratulations! Please contact Bev at bev@uniko.co.uk by the 8th November 2016
along with your choice of in stock stamp set and postal address.

Next, we have a randomly selected winner who used Uniko products on their entry and that winner is:
Please contact Bev at bev@uniko.co.uk by the 8th November 2016
along with your Uniko Account Email address and your 200 loyalty reward points will be added.

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

Congratulations to you all & here is you Top 3 badge:

You have all won 100 loyalty reward points.
Please contact me at bev@uniko.co.uk
by the 8th November 2016 to claim your prize.

Congratulations to ALL the winners & EVERYONE who joined in on the fun!

Our current challenge has just begunHERE, this month we want to see your Autumnal creations,
with an optional twist of thanks.

Hope to see you in the gallery ;)


Friday, 21 October 2016

Uniko Challenge #37


Welcome to the October Uniko challenge. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity...

This month we have a colour challenge and to brighten things up a bit we have gone for a lovely rainbow colour scheme! 

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. 

Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to bev@uniko.co.uk and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

We have an awesome Guest Designer for this months challenge, Hannelie from Desert Diva. Hannelie was also the winner from the Uniko Challenge #35 and she has created this beauty to inspire you...

Isn't this just amazing? I love this technique right now and the rainbow of colours Hannelie has used is just stunning. For more information on the digital stamps and how this card was created, please pop on by Hannelie's blog HERE and leave some love too :)

Here's some inspiration from the Uniko Design Team:

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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

Aren't these just super! Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.


  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £15 gift voucher and opportunity to Guest Design.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 200 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.
You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 11th November (7.00pm EDT).

Thursday, 20 October 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #196 & Design Team Call


This month over at CAS Colours & Sketches Liz is our hostess and Liz has come up with some fabulous challenges to inspire us. This week is colour week and we have this lovely colour combo HERE and seen below for you to try...

This colour combo screams Christmas to me! Maybe because I have been getting my festive on these past few weeks?! Anyway, this is what I came up with...

I've been having fun with the recent release of Uniko clear stamps and especially Winter Foliage this week! Copper seems to be the new trend this holiday season, however I don't have many paper crafting items that are copper, only some 'very' old Personal Impressions Kettle Copper Embossing Powder! 

After deciding on the stamps I wanted to use I needed a layout, the current challenge over at Global Design Project HERE and seen below is a sketch challenge.

I love the clean lines of this sketch and so I chose a simple clean lined sentiment from Simply Said Christmas, which I embossed with the Kettle Copper EP. I don't have Cherry Cobbler ink or card, so substituted it for Real Red. 

Another super CAS Christmas card, which is also easily mass produceable for those last minute cards required ;)

Before I go, CAS Colours & Sketches are looking for some new members to add to the Design Team in 2017! 

We (CAS Colours & Sketches) are dedicated to creating cards in the Clean and Simple style, alternating between colour challenges and sketch challenges.  If you would like to be considered for a position on our team, you will need to participate in this week's colour challenge and next week's sketch challenge so that we can see your work in both types of challenges.  Please add the letters "DT" after your name when you link your cards for the two challenges, and make sure that your cards follow our Challenge Rules.  Applicants will be contacted during the month of November, and our new members will start on the team in December.

Ok, that's all from me for now, I hope I have inspired you to give these colours a go and join in on the challenge this week. Be sure to stop on over HERE and check out what the rest of the CAS Colours & Sketches DT have done using the colours and I hope to see you in the gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Ink: SU! Garden Green & Real Red. VersaMark 
Card Stock: SU! Whisper White & Real Red
Accessories: Foam Adhesive, Personal Impressions Kettle Copper EP.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Merry Sparkle!


I thought I'd pop in and share another of the cards we made during my last class at The Paperlane on Saturday. If you missed the other two creations I shared Saturday evening, you can catch up HERE

This uses another of my current favourite clear stamp sets...

Winter Foliage has SO many possibilities and can be paired with so many winter, holiday and Christmas products. My card coordinates and follows THIS card I shared during the release celebrations. 

This time I have paired the foliage with a sparkly 'merry' which is a Stampin' Up! Christmas Greetings Thinlits die and I've used some sparkly silver Glimmer Paper also from Stampin' Up! 

I think this will be one of the designs I mass produce for my Christmas cards this year, though instead of mounting the stamped panel with foam adhesive I will adhere it with DST and just have the Christmas sentiment mounted with foam adhesive to save a little on the bulk of the card and cheaper mailing! 

That's all I have to share with you here today, but I do have a card HERE using this weeks Stamp Of The Week. 

Thanks for stopping by :)
Uniko Studio Clear Stamps: Winter Foliage
Ink: Stampin Up! Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Real Red. VersaFine Onyx Black
Card: Hobby Craft White 300gsm
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Christmas Greetings Thinlits dies and Glimmer Paper. Embellishments from Stash and Foam adhesive.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #195


It's a new month over at CAS Colours & Sketches and we have a new hostess Liz. Liz has some fabulous challenges for us too, didn't you enjoy those bright and cheery colours last week? This week Liz has come up with this lovely sketch HERE and seen below for you to try...

I had SO many ideas and SO many stamp set choices when I saw the sketch, that it was hard making my choice! I decided to give the NEW Uniko Winter Foliage clear stamp set some more inky love this week...

I've also had the SU! Designer Series Paper for a few weeks and it's been calling my name to be used instead of admired and stroked ;) So, I decided to use one of the gold foiled papers for the panel in the sketch.

The sentiment is from the NEW Uniko Simply Said II clear stamp set and after I had assembled my card I added some clear Wink Of Stella to the holly and berries.

Ok, that's all from me for now, I hope I have inspired you to give these colours a go and join in on the challenge this week. Be sure to stop on over HERE and check out what the rest of the CAS Colours & Sketches DT have done using the colours and I hope to see you in the gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Stamps: Uniko Winter Foliage & Simply Said II
Ink: SU! Real Red and Old Olive. VersaFine Onyx Black
Card Stock: SU! Whisper White
Accessories: Foam Adhesive, Wink Of Stella

Monday, 10 October 2016

Winner & a card...


Happy Monday! I do hope your week has got off to a good start? Mine has been a little crazy today, with the beans running wild at playgroup and then leaving a whirlwind of destruction in the front room, as the weather has been too miserable to play outside. Apart from that it's been good!

Anyway, I'm here this evening to announce the winner of the Sept/Oct Release Blog Hop - YAY! Thank you SO much to everyone who hopped and commented along the way, they are all appreciated.

Random.org has helped me pick a lucky comment and that lucky commenter is...

Wow! Beautiful cards! I especially love your monochromatic beauty!

Congratulations Michelle! Please send me an email to bev@uniko.co.uk along with your postal address no later than Monday 24th October and I will get your winning goodies on their way to you!

Before I go, how about a card...

I saw the new challenge over at AAA Cards seen HERE and below last night and I was inspired by the pinwheel and rainbow of bright colours. It reminded me of the large mandala from Marvellous Mehndi, so I began colouring it using my bright SU! markers. The colouring was quite time consuming, so it meant I didn't finish up the card till tonight. 

Too late to enter it into the Freshly Made Sketch gallery HERE, it was such a fun layout and so versatile, Oh well! 

I have been keeping up with my card a day challenge, but I can't share all the cards just yet, as they are for my last class at The Paperlane on Saturday. 

Yep, you've read it correctly, it'll be my last class. I have taken the tough decision to stop them, even though I love doing them to concentrate my time on other areas of Uniko and bring new exciting opportunities for a wider customer base. 

I'd like to thank everyone who has come to one of my classes over the 4 years of doing them, I have enjoyed showing you new techniques and ways to use your Uniko goodies, as well as getting to know you and call you my friends. I hope that you will all stay in touch and(fingers crossed) will enjoy what I have planned ;)

Ok, that's all from me today, I must get a wriggle on and get a bit more work done before my eyes say it's time to call it a night! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Uniko Clear Stamps: Marvellous Mehndi and Simply Said II
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Card: SU! Whisper White. Black from stash.
Accessories: SU! Markers, Mama Elephant Die and Foam Adhesive.

Friday, 7 October 2016

A Card a Day...


I'm challenging myself to make at least one card a day to keep the blues away! After a release and huge 'planning' event such as my recent trip to Happy Stampers Festival, I always hit a little low and lull when it comes to creating. This time I am challenging myself to not let that happen and keep the momentum going!

So last night I set about making this card...

I saw the new CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below and knew it would work wonderfully with the NEW Originally Organic clear stamp set due back in stock early next week, but available for backorder!

I treated myself to another Mini Distress Ink collection and as I've not done any ink blending for a while decided to give it a whirl for the sketch. I combined Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry for the panel.

I kept to no fuss black stamping and a simple thank you sentiment, I need a few thank you cards, so this will do nicely! 

After making this card I decided to make another using the same sketch and stamp set...

This time I used Crushed Olive and the other large swirly foliage stamp, this time stamping in SU! Chocolate Chip ink.

Ok, that's all from me today I hope to be back tomorrow with more to share. Until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Ink: Mini Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry. VersaFine Onyx Black and SU! Chocolate Chip
Card: SU! Whisper White and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Clarity Stencil Brushes