Friday, 9 December 2016

Uniko Sponsors the Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey & Happy Friday!

I am super happy you have stopped by the blog today as, Uniko is honoured to have been invited again by the lovely Amy from Tsuruta Designs to sponsoring another fun blog hop and challenge...

December 9th - December 16th

The winner of the Uniko prize will receive an £15 eGift Certificate to spend in store. 
PLUS Uniko is a Flash Sponsor with a chance to win either 
I LOVE Coffee or I LOVE Tea 

Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a newly created Winter/Holiday Themed Coffee, Tea & or Cocoa project, no back-linkng please. will be used to draw the winners.

To link up your projects and more details about the hop and Super Sponsors pop on over to the Coffee Loving Carmakers Blog HERE.

To kick this FABulous hop off I've created my own Winter/Holiday themed tea card...

I decided to ink up I LOVE Tea clear stamp set and combined it with one of my other favourite Winter themed sets Stunning Snowflakes!

The layout of my card is 'loosely' based around the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout seen HERE and below and my colour choice is a favourite winter combination of mine to use Silver and Teal.

That's all from me today, my mojo seems to have wandered a little this week and at a time where I could really do with being on top form, so many Christmas cards still to make and send! 

Anyway, before I go today, how about another PRIZE?! 

Simply leave a comment on this post by 6am (PST) December 16th and I will select one lucky comment to receive the Uniko I LOVE Coffee, I LOVE Tea AND Stunning Snowflakes clear stamp sets. If the winner owns any of the products above an alternative choice of an in stock stamp set to the same value will be offered. 

I look forward to hopping by and seeing all your wonderful creations, have fun!

Oh & Uniko have FREE Worldwide Shipping on orders of £20 or more until Monday 12th December 2016!

Uniko Clear Stamps:- I LOVE Tea and Stunning Snowflakes 
Ink:- VersaFine Onyx Black, Encore Silver
Card Stock:- SU! Whisper White
Accessories: Stardust EP, SU! Enamel Dots and Foam Adhesive.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #203

Hey & Welcome to the last CC&S Challenge of 2016!

This month over at CAS Colours & Sketches we are just having challenges for the first two weeks of December. We are looking back at all the challenges of 2016, choosing one and making it FESTIVE. THIS week we would like you to look at the 2016 Sketch Challenge Archive and choose a sketch and use it to make a festive card.

I decided upon Challenge #179 from June...

You can check HERE to see how I used them last time, this is what I came up with this time and I have rotated my base card to fit the taller panel for the tree...

I've this idea using the recently released Uniko Christmas Pop clear stamp set since before I released it and I needed to find my *very* old Doodlebug mini flocking jars! I've had these for an age and I don't think I have ever used them :( They are a little awkward but I love the bright colours, slight dimension and texture they give to the tree.

I heat embossed the outline tree and decorative lines in Stampin' Up! Black Embossing powder before adding the flock using my Quickie Glue pen. The sentiment is from Simply Said II and the ribbon is Papertrey Ink.

Ok, that's all from me for now, I hope I have inspired you to give the challenge a go and join in 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. 

Thank you for all your visits and joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches this year, see you in January with the new CC&S Design Team! 

Stamps: Uniko Christmas Pop and Simply Said II
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black.
Card Stock: Hobby Craft White
Accessories: SU! Black EP, Doodlebug Flock, Quickie Glue Pen, Foam Adhesive. 


Monday, 5 December 2016

Uniko November 2016 Release Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY Winner!


I do hope you all had a wonderful weekend? I am certainly did and was getting into the Christmas spirit and 'trying' to get some more Christmas cards made and a few jobs ticked off on my ever growing 'to do' list. One of the jobs was to choose, buy and hang some outdoor Christmas lights. I have to say I did rather a good job and I am pretty pleased with myself. I was laughing to myself whilst hanging them, as I totally felt like National Lampoon - Haha! 

Anyway, I am here today to announce the WINNER of the recent November 2016 Release Blog Hop  & GIVEAWAY. So without further ado, helped me choose the winner and the lucky comment is...

Oh I LOVE how you created that place setting with that wreath!! So clever!!! The black and white combo of your card is so elegant too. Great design!

Congratulations Nora N. Please send me your snail mail address to no later than Saturday 10th December 2016 and I will get your prize goodies on their way to you.

Thank you to everyone that joined in on the release fun, I love reading your comments and your support and enthusiasm is truly appreciated and welcomed.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Uniko Sponsors Less is More & Guest Designer!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

Uniko is super happy to be sponsoring the challenges over at "Less is More" this month - YAY! I was also asked to join as a Guest Designer for todays challenge - double YAY!!

This is colour week and they would like to see Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards using ONE or More Primary Colours.

This is what I came up with...

I'm totally in Christmas mode now and it is full steam ahead on the Christmas Card making train! So I opted to mix a newly released Uniko Christmas sentiment from a clear stamp set called Most Wonderful and paired it with an older Uniko clear stamp set Stunning Snowflakes.

Who doesn't LOVE blue snowflakes?! If you are a regular follower of Uniko, you will already know that this is my favourite trio of snowflakes ;) I simply stamped them in Stampin' Up! retired Ballet Blue ink, added a little clear Wink of Stella and a rhinestone to each centre. 

Be sure to head on over to "Less is More" HERE for more inspiration from the LIM Design Team and link up you creations in the gallery. I hope to see you there ;)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, 1 December 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #202

Hey & Happy December!

WhooHoo, the countdown to Christmas has begun! Thanks to my bestie Kerry, we have started a new tradition, like many households with kiddies... Elf on the Shelf! I'm not sure if the beans will enjoy it as much as me ;) but this is Buddy the elf waiting to greet the beans after breakfast. Buddy is sat on the TV stand, as I usually let them watch Peppa Pig so I can eat my breakfast in peace - LOL!

Talking of peace, lets get to todays card! This month over at CAS Colours & Sketches we are looking back at all the challenges of 2016, choosing one and making it FESTIVE. THIS week we would like you to look at the 2016 Colour Challenge Archive and choose a colour combo and use it to make a festive card.

I decided upon Challenge #196 from October...

You can check HERE to see how I used them last time, this is what I came up with this time...

With the recent Uniko Release all the stamps are still currently on my desk, so I reached for Rustic Wreath and paired it with a Stampin' Up! die cut sentiment, which is heat embossed with Copper EP. As are the pine cones and then I finished the sentiment off with a partial sentiment from Pure Florals: Poinsettia

For the layout of my card I used the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below. Such a fun and versatile sketch and one that worked perfectly for using Rustic Wreath ;)

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! Real Red, Garden Green. VersaFine Onyx Black. VersaMark.
Card Stock: SU! Whisper White
Accessories: Personal Impressions Kettle Copper EP. SU! Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies

Sunday, 27 November 2016

November 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Welcome to the Uniko November 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

As we've quite a few new followers here, ("Hello & Thank you") I will explain what's going on! Here at Uniko I *USUALLY* only release new products every other month. This is for a number of reasons, firstly, being an avid paper crafter myself and knowing the current economic climate I know 'some' are on a limited budget when it comes to buying new stash, so this way you're not tempted to splurge too much every month.

The second reason is that it is just me here at Uniko HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 2 year old twin boys. So releasing every other month gives me chance to keep my head above water, well...just about! However, with having a break over the Summer with releases I wanted to squeeze one last release in before the end of the year! 

So I am back today, with the help of the awesome design team to introduce you to the three clear stamp sets available to purchase HERE now!

If you missed any of the product introductions, you can catch up HERE and HERE.

Let's have a look at the three clear stamp sets...

First up is Christmas Pop, this is a FUN geometric styled Christmas Tree building stamp set. Along with the obvious Christmas theme it is also suitable for other occasions and stylised creations.

Christmas Pop £9 / £9.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

Next we have a mini Christmas Sentiment clear stamp set called Most Wonderful. This set contains two full mixed font sentiments and then a multitude of mix font sentiment building stamps.

Most Wonderful £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

Lastly but by no means least we have a fun addition to the 'Rustic' collection! This fun mini set has so many possibilities on its own, but pair it with sentiments and images from Rustic Christmas and Background Builders: Vines and Vines Winter Additions for even MORE possibilities!

Rustic Wreath £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

Now I have done all the formal introductions, how about an awesome inspirational hop showing you what these clear stamp sets can do?! 

Simply hop along the links below and be sure to leave a comment along the way for your chance to WIN the ENTIRE release! A winner will be picked at random from all the comments left along the hop before Midnight Friday 2nd December GMT.

CLICK HERE to see more from Bev 

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 really hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration this week. Thank you for all the lovely comments, they are all appreciated. 

Happy hopping & shopping!! 


November Release Random Winners!

Hey & Happy Sunday!

As today is the last Uniko product release of 2016, I decided to give some random prizes to people who have joined in on the release countdown fun across social media and on the blogs. All the winners have been selected randomly, so without further ado lets announce some lucky winners...

Cornelia (fun stamping) for leaving such a lovely comment during day 1 of the sneak peeks.

Lynn Hardy for leaving such lovely comments on the blog, design team blogs and Facebook during the whole countdown!

Jytte for leaving such lovely comments on the blog, design team blogs and Facebook during the whole countdown!

Carol M (cm) for leaving such lovely comments on the blog, design team blogs, Instagram and Facebook during the whole countdown!

Please send me an email to along with your mailing address and I will get a prize on it's way to you! 

Thank you to everyone who has joined in on the Uniko November Release fun, there is still a chance to WIN the ENTRIE Release by commenting along the Release Day Blog Hop which goes live in 30 minutes!