Monday, 11 December 2017

December 2017 Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hey & Happy Monday!

Thank you for all your lovely comments about the December 2017 sneak peeks I shared HERE yesterday :) 

I am too excited to show you these products in action with the help of my awesome Design Team, that I have the last FOUR sneak peeks to share with you today, so that we can get to the FUN introductions tomorrow! 

The first peek today is the next stamp set in the BIG & BOLD series...




Yesterday I shared a peek at a 'larger' familiar background, how about another in the series and one that is perfect to pair with the peek above and the peek below! 




I know a few people have been anxiously awaiting this next clear stamp set in the Pure Florals range & I am hoping that it doesn't disappoint?! 




Lastly but by no means least I have a little peek at the December Mini Freebie clear stamp set. This set will be added to qualifying* Release Day orders (*minimum spend £20 prior to discounts and shipping costs, it won't appear in your basket & will be added to orders as I package them) and while stocks last. 



That's all the peeks for this release! 

I hope you will join the Design Team and myself tomorrow as we begin the product introductions and get to see these peeks in action! 

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT 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!

Hugs

Sunday, 10 December 2017

December 2017 Sneak Peeks Day 1

WhooHoo!

It's countdown time to the December Release and the last for 2017, but it is packed full of wonderful products to inspire you for the New Year ahead!

How about a look at the FIVE sneak peeks I have to share with you today...





How about a new series of clear stamps called Spring Botanicals. Botanical imagery of all styles is set to be a big trend for 2018. I'm sure this first floral in the series isn't too hard to work out from the peek ;)




These dots in this second peek may look rather familiar and if you love the Background Blocks as much as I do then you might just come to love this 'larger' version too! 

Lastly for today, is this fun TRIO of new Uniko Stencils...








That's all the peeks I have to share with you today & I hope you are excited to see a few more tomorrow?! 


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 10th - 11th December, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 12th - 15th December, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 16th December 9am GMT 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!

Hugs

Friday, 8 December 2017

Uniko Challenge #44 Reminder - Christmas

Hey!

The Design Team, Guest Designer and myself are here today to remind you about the November/December 2017 Uniko challenge.

We have another fun and easy challenge this month and we hope you'll join in and play along with us.

So this month we have the following challenge...



 Challenge Guidelines:

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

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible ;)

This month we have Sue from Sue's Card Craft joining us our Guest Designer.

She's created this festive inspiration card for you using dies and stamps from Uniko...



The Uniko Design team also have some Christmas inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more. I'm sure they'd love a nice comment too ;)

Bev

{Coming Soon!}
 

Are you inspired?! 

Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. 
THE PRIZES
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points

You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 29th December 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #252 - Seasonal Colours

Hey & Happy December!

I can't believe we are into December and Christmas is just around the corner! I'm am SO behind on Christmas preparations amongst all my other 'things to do', I wish time would slow down a little - argh!

Anyway, THIS week at CAS Colours & Sketches we want you to choose a colour combo from all the ones in 2017 and make it seasonal! 





I decided to reuse one of the colour combos when I was hostess this year. This one is from Challenge #230 in July.




This is how I have used them to create a Christmas card...




I thought the colours were suitable for holly & berries, so I dusted off my Background Builders: Winter Vines Additions and used one of the holly leaves pairs and randomly stamped them on half of my card in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I then went in and stamped the berries in Berry Burst. 



The sentiment is from Festive Sentiments stamped in and on Island Indigo. Then I have mounted the panel onto my card base using foam adhesive. Super simple! 

That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog post HERE to enter the challenge and to see more inspiration from the Design Team.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery! 
Hugs


Sunday, 3 December 2017

DT Inspiration - Same but Different Mini Notes

Hello there, it's Sarah here and I've a Design Team Inspiration post for you today and to be honest these cards came off my 'production line' in October but I've been too busy with other 'life' events to get to posting them.

If you follow my blog HERE you'll see I often like to create TWO-fers (2 cards from one panel of stamping) as well as mini packs of cards all in the same colour scheme, which is what happened below.

I seem to get fixated on a particular colour palette and can't stop creating. These mini packs are little Christmas gifts for me to send to friends and once on a roll with the colouring they don't take too long to put together.

I've used lots of the recently released sets and dies as well as a couple of the older ones - if you are new to Uniko, or a long-standing fantatic, then I think this post showcases how versatile the sets can be as well as how easily they mix and match with one another. 

Here's a list of supplies: 
Background Blocks: Wonky Stripes, Scattered Polka Dots, Horizontal Stripes and Doodle Flower
Flower Power Series, Originally Organics, Pure Florals: Gerbera - Stamps & Dies
 Uniko Style - Stamps
Sentiments from: Simply Said Range, Pure Florals: Lily & Festive Sentiments




I hope you feel inspired to create and have a little fun with your Uniko sets and if you're stuck for some Christmas gifts, why not have a go at creating some mini notelets! From my experience they always go down a treat with most folks. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting today. 
Sarah x



Tuesday, 28 November 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #251 - Sketch

Hey!

Thank you to everyone who joined in on last weeks birthday celebration, we all enjoyed seeing your colourful creations in the gallery :)

I can't believe we are into the last week of November and December is just around the corner. I'm am SO behind on Christmas preparations amongst all my other 'things to do', I wish time would slow down a little - argh!

Anyway, Samantha is here THIS week with a sketch to inspire your creative card making...




This sketch is perfect for a quick Christmas card, which is the theme I decided upon quite quickly! Here's how I have used this weeks sketch...




I knew I wanted to use the recently release Festive Sentiments as I am just loving the larger brush lettering sentiments ;) Then I saw the current Inspired by All the Little Things challenge seen HERE and below and had my colour combo all done for me ;)




I die cut a Sizzix Framelits Star from a post it note to use as a stencil and applied Altenew Industrial Diamond ink to get my solid star. I then stamped the 'Merry Christmas' in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold EP. The sentiment panel is then die cut using a Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangle and adhered this to a Papertrey Ink Smokey Shadow card base using foam adhesive. A few sparkly gold star enamels finished my design off! 




As I've made a Christmas card, I am entering my card into the current challenge over at AAA Cards HERE. The current theme is Christmas AND Uniko is the sponsor this fortnight too ;)




That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog post HERE to enter the challenge and to see more inspiration from the Design Team.

I look forward to seeing you in the gallery! 
Hugs


Friday, 24 November 2017

Uniko Challenge #44 - Christmas

Hey!

Welcome to the November/December 2017 Uniko challenge. And what could be a better theme at this time of year than CHRISTMAS!


We're hoping you'll enjoy filling up our gallery - and your stash - with Christmas goodness and will play along with us here at Uniko.

Challenge Guidelines:
* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do ;)
* 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!

* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible ;)

For this challenge we have the winner of Challenge #43 the awesomely talented Sue from Sue's Card Craft  joining us as our Guest Designer. Do go check out her blog, you'll find loads of wonderful ideas and inspiration there.

Here's her amazing card:


Fabulous isn't it? Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

The Uniko Design team also have some Christmas inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more and I am sure they'd love a nice comment too ;)



 CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley




 CLICK HERE to see more from Carol



CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah




 CLICK HERE to see more from Izzy 


 

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 P

Feeling all festive and ready to get Christmas crafting? 

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. The challenge is FIVE weeks long - plenty of time to get creative and linked up.


THE PRIZES
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points
You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 29th December 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

Hugs,