Monday, 27 July 2015

Let it SNOW...in July!

Hey!

It's a super rainy Monday here at Uniko HQ. So I am spending the beans nap time getting a little creative in the studio! It certainly adds a little cheer to my day :)

I decided to play along with the current CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge HERE and seen below and created another Christmas card.




With a few clear stamp restocks expected tomorrow HERE in store, but are also available for pre order now, I decided to reach for my Stunning Snowflakes and BIG & BOLD - Snow stamp sets to create my card. I combined them with the SU! Little Letter dies which I have had in my stash for a while but not used - Oops! 




Let it SNOW in July, well it feels pretty Autumn like here today and I actually turned the heating on for an hour, so if it did snow it wouldn't shock me! Haha! 




There is still time to use the 10% discount code SUMMER10 which expires at midnight tonight. Be sure to take advantage of this little offer :) All our offers, re stocks and more are always announced via our newsletters, sign up HERE at the bottom of the website.

Ok, that's all from me today, but I will be back later in the week with more to share. Until then thank you for stopping by today :)


Friday, 24 July 2015

Have you joined us yet?

Hey!

I'm back today to remind you that you still have time to join in our current challenge:


Black & White with an optional twist  - Splash of Colour


We have 2 fabulous Guest Designers joining us for this challenge:


&



And we have some more FABulous samples from our Guest Designers and Design Team to inspire you...
Aren't these all fabulous!

Need a little more incentive to join in the fun? Will some prizes help?

The Prizes:

Our DT will choose a winner who will get a £10 gift voucher

Our DT will choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (splash of colour) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on July 24th 8am BST.


Now it is your turn to join in the fun:

Thursday, 23 July 2015

TIME OUT Challenges - CASE with your own twist

Hey!

It's time for the next challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight is a CASE challenge, with your own twist. This month we have an awesome muse, Alice from Alice's {Little} Wonderland and this is the FABULOUS creation we are CASEing...




Here's my take...




I was mainly inspired by the layout of Alice's card and also the cute little cactus Alice used, but as I don't own any type of stamp that is or resembles a cactus I opted for my Uniko Rustic Christmas Tree instead. It is kinda prickly, right?

Instead of layering washi tape/papers and fussy cutting out the tree I simply stamp the Grunge Grid from SU! in Crumb Cake ink also from SU! onto my card base, but I stamped it off lightly first so the colour didn't come out too dark. I then over stamped the Rustic tree in Hint of Pesto VersaMagic ink.




I did however fussy cut out a tiny red bird from the same set and just adhered it to the card using double sided tape, but having it cut out just added a bit more dimension than just stamping it onto the card. It also replicates the red flower on Alice's cactus. The sentiment is also from the set and the set will be back in stock this weekend, along with some highly requested sets! 

Ok, that's all from me today, but there is much more inspiration over at TIME OUT Challenges. This fortnight we have a lovely guest designer joining us, Rema, be sure to stop by Rema's Blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team...




For all the info and to link up your challenge be sure to stop by the TIME OUT Challenges blog. I look forward to seeing your creations :) I'll be back soon with more to share, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

July 2015 Release Day Blog Hop WINNER!

Hey!

My apologies for being so late in posting the winner of the July 2015 Release Day Blog Hop, my days just seem to fly by at the moment as I try and squeeze all my 'things to do' into a few hours in the day when the beans are napping or have gone to bed!

Anyway, without further ado Random.org has picked a winner...




Number 68 in order of the hop is...

Wow, wonderful card with this background and the white flowers! So vibrant!
Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous new stamps, they are so versatile! Fingers crossed! :D

Congratulations! Send me an email to beverley@unikostudio.com along with your mailing address no later than the 4th August 2015 and I will get your prize on it's way to you.

THANK YOU to everyone who joined in an commented along the hop, brought the sets and made the July Release a fabulous one!

I will be back soon to share a card, until then, thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Uniko Challenge #23

Hey!

Welcome back for our July challenge. This month we have another fun challenge for you to try with another optional twist too.


Black & White with an optional twist - splash of colour


You can use any stamps/products to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko goodies and if you do there is an extra chance to win a prize! 

This fortnight we have 2 lovely an awesomely talented Guest Designers joining us, be sure to stop on by their blogs and have a look around at their creations. You won't be disappointed, I know that for sure.





How about some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing...


























Aren't these all fabulous!

Need a little more incentive to join in the fun? Will some prizes help?

The Prizes:

Our DT will choose a winner who will get a £10 gift voucher

Our DT will choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (splash of colour) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on July 24th 8am BST.


Now it is your turn to join in the fun:

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Still TIME to join in at TIME OUT Challenges

Hey!

There is still TIME to join in on the challenge over at TIME OUT Challenges & this fortnight we have a theme challenge with an optional twist & there is a prize up for grabs too for the winner of this challenge! 

The theme this time is...

Nature with the optional twist of animals (butterflies & insects can be used)



This time I decided not to twist like my card HERE, instead I decided to use the recently released Pure Florals: Cosmos to create a card for my bestie Kerry as it is her birthday today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kerry!




I decided to use a few crafting items that I haven't used yet, firstly my new purchase of 4 Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I bought my favourite trio of colours along with a green and I have to say I am really pleased with my purchase. I've not added water to the for this card, I simply did flat colouring and the results are really nice.




I also used my SU! Chalk Talk dies which I have had for a while now. I used the large tag die in the collection to die cut a negative frame into my CS layer and after stamping my partial sentiment from the Pure Florals: Cosmos set I foam mounted it onto my card base. The flowers are fussy cut out and mounted with foam adhesive too.




The photo above shows the sparkle of Wink of Stella I added to the flowers after colouring them. Ok, that's all from me today but be sure to stop by the guest designer joining us at TIME OUT Challenges, Barb, be sure to stop by Barb's blog HERE to see how she was inspired by the photo and of course the FABulous TIME OUT Challenges Design Team.

Until my next post, thank you for stopping by today :)





Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A few of my favourite things!

Hey!

There are a lot of things I love in life and I could probably write an essay length post, but don't worry, I'm not going to! 

Today I am sharing a card which incorporates a few of my favourite things in paper crafting, stamping & designing.

I created todays card firstly in my favourite colour combination, yep you guessed it, turquoise, pink & yellow!




Another of my favourite things is to join in on paper crafting challenges. Since the beans arrived and running Uniko, I don't have a whole lot of time to 'play' with my paper crafting supplies! But tonight I set aside a little time to play! I had this card idea in my head using the CAS Colours & Sketches layout seen HERE and below for the July Release here at Uniko, but I simply ran of of time to make samples.




Another of my favourite things to do relates to my design process. When designing new stamps for Uniko I often look back at sets I have previously released for inspiration and coordination purposes. I LOVE getting the most out of my stamps and breathing new life into previously released ones and opening up more creative possibilities.




This applies to the 2 sets I have used on todays card, Garlands Galore & Flower Power #7. I used the flower from Flower Power #7 to create the solid flower garland and I love the combined result of using them together on this card :) 

How about a little FUN GIVEAWAY... This flower also appears in another 2 Uniko clear stamp sets, the first person to guess them both correctly in the comments below will receive a stamp set in the mail! 

Ok, that's all from me today, don't forget there is still time to join in & comment along the July Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY Blog Hop HERE to win the ENTIRE July Release!

Thank you for stopping by today :)

Saturday, 11 July 2015

July 2015 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & SUPER Happy Weekend!

Today is officially release day here at Uniko Studio and hopefully the three sets lining the shelves here at Uniko HQ will take your fancy!

If you've been joining in on the fun since the Sneak Peeks you might want to check HERE to see if you are a mystery prize winner! 

Now grab a drink & let's get to the fun and see these new clear stamp sets in full...



Garlands Galore £9.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

This is my simple version of a garland or banner building set, complete with finished banners and mini alphabet. I can see myself reaching for elements in this set time & time again.



Home Sweet Home £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

This set needs little introductions as you can see it is a home themed set! With a simple focal house sized at 6.5 x 6.5cm with a variety of mix and match sentiments.

Lastly but my no means least we have the next floral in the Pure Florals series and the first mini set...



Pure Florals: Cosmos £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2015

Pure Florals: Cosmos, a sweet mini flower building set with some lovely sentiments in a gorgeous modern font mix :) This is a new favourite of mine and you can be sure to see it being used a lot over the coming weeks!!

Now I have done all the formal introductions, how about some projects showcasing these new sets. I wasn't having a successful creative day yesterday and all my ideas just wouldn't come out how I wanted them to, so my efforts are lacking compared to those of the DT that you will see!

Anyway, first up is a super CAS card using Pure Florals: Cosmos...




Apologies for my photo too, the sun was so bright yesterday I just couldn't get a good pic either!! 

I started out with a purple piece of CS I think it could be SU! Retired Lavender Lace, I then stamped the Cosmos in VersaMark and heat embossed it with detail white embossing powder. I then used my 'go to' Mama Elephant die to die cut the curve and then added a piece of white card to remake the front of the card to the size of the back.

Next I have a card which combines Garlands Galore with Balloon Bash...




I started out by stamping the star garland across my white CS layer, coloured the stars in with At You Spica pens so they have a little sparkle. I stamped the balloon string and added the small bows from Garlands Galore. The balloon is fussy cut out and mounted with foam adhesive and then I finished it off with a sentiment from Pure Florals: Cosmos.

That's all from me, but as tradition holds we have our release day blog hop, simply visit & comment along the hop by midnight Saturday 18th July, to be in the chance of winning the ENTIRE release! If you have already purchased any or all of the release a refund will be given.

So, lets see what the AWESOME Design Team have created...



CLICK HERE to see more from Gillian



CLICK HERE to see more from Jane



CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P


Don't forget to check the WINNERS post HERE to see if you are a Mystery Prize Winner!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today & joining in on all the fun and also for all the visits, comments and support over the last few days with Sneak Peeks & Introducing posts. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as me!


All the new products are available HERE on the website, hope to see you there ;) 




July 2015 Mystery Prize Winners

Hey & Happy Weekend!

Before we get to the July 2015 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY I have some randomly selected lucky winners...

For following on Facebook: Bhavana Kesarkar has won 75 loyalty reward points

For becoming a follower on Pinterest: Lindsey Bowe has won 75 loyalty reward points

Chosen by random.org the following people have won 50 loyalty reward points for commenting on Introduction Posts:-

Frommycraftroom 

Aileen (mum) 

Liz

Congrats to ALL the winners, send me an email to beverley@unikostudio.com by Saturday 18th July 2015 to claim your prize.

If you didn't win this time there is still chance to win on the blog hop ;) hope to see you back on the blog soon! 

Friday, 10 July 2015

Introducing...Pure Florals: Cosmos

Hey!

Thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday and for joining in on the countdown to the release :) Today the DT and I are introducing the last of the products being released this month, which means tomorrow is release day - YAY!

Anyway, let me remind you of the sneak peek I shared a few days ago...




This has to be my favourite set of the release, I do love florals (which you can probably tell from all the floral sets in the Uniko product line up!) Again this is a flower originally designed back in my Uni days, but has since had a lot of editing and been given new life.

Here is my card to share with you using this set...




I've been seeing a lot of colour 'smooshing' in blog land over the past few weeks and decided I needed to have a go myself. I used one of my acrylic blocks and coloured it with my favourite trio of SU! markers and spritzed it quite heavily with water before 'smooshing' it onto my card base. I had originally planned to have the panel straight, but I dropped the block and it landed at that angle and so I just went with it! 




Again the DT have done an outstanding job showcasing this set, so be sure to hop along to each of their blogs and leave them some love too.



CLICK HERE to see more from Gillian




CLICK HERE to see more from Jane




CLICK HERE to see more from Nicki




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G




CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P


Ok, that's all from the DT and myself today, and all the products have now been introduced which means that tomorrow is the day that you will see all the new sets in their entirety and be able to purchase them HERE on the website. Be sure to stop by the blog to see the reveal, more samples from myself and the DT and our traditional Release Day Blog Hop with a GIVEAWAY! 

Until then, thank you for visiting and joining in on the fun!