Monday, 23 October 2017

The British Craft Awards 2018 Voting is NOW Open!


It's probably a long shot, as there are SO many fabulous British Retailers, inspirational crafters & bloggers in this industry, but I am asking for your help anyway!
If you LOVE Uniko Ltd and would like to see my little company grow a little bit more, I would LOVE for you to vote for Uniko Ltd in the...
 British Craft Awards 2018!

The British Craft Awards are back! And this year they’re bigger than ever before, with 6 crafting categories for you to vote in!
Celebrating the crème de la crème of the crafting world, the British Craft Awards 2018 are the most highly prized awards for excellence, so make sure you have your say and put your favourites in the spotlight! Whether it’s an amazing designer or blogger who gets your creative juices flowing, or a retailer or product that’s transformed your crafting in the last 12 months, this is your chance to tell us who you think deserves extra special recognition for what they do!
Vote for your favourites today, and if you’re a UK resident you’ll also get the opportunity to enter our prize draw for a chance to win! They have a total of £600 Amazon vouchers up for grabs, so what are you waiting for? Voting closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 17th December 2017.
CLICK HERE to vote.
THANK YOU so much in advance for your vote, your custom and most of all keeping my dream business alive.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Quick & Simple Background Cards

Hi, it's Lindsey here with some inspiration for quick and easy Christmas cards.

I've used the brand new stencils (hot off the press in this week's October release) together with some background block stamps from the September and October releases.

I have 4 cards for you all following the same format but using different stencils or background blocks stamps.

For the stencil backgrounds I used sponge daubers and added more ink in some areas for the different tones.
The sentiment is from the Simply Said Christmas set.
Uniko Stencil Scattered Polka Dots £4.50
Uniko Stencil Wonky Stripes £4.50

For the stamped backgrounds, I opted for heat embossing with the snowflakes and Versamark for a watermark effect with the polka dots.

I’ve used the Wonky Lines Background Block with my Gansai Tambi metallic watercolours for a shimmery die cut tree - need lots of shimmer and glitter for Christmas!



I've used the new Background Blocks stamps: Falling Snowflakes, Wonky Stripes and Scattered Polka Dots.

All the cards were very quick and easy to make, perfect for mass production Christmas cards!

Thanks for visiting today.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Uniko & Simply Cards & Papercrafts!


It's a miserable rainy October day here in the NE of the UK, but I have some news which has brightened my day & hopefully yours too! 

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

Yep, along with 2 releases in a row and the NEW Uniko Stencils, I've been busy again behind the scenes here at Uniko and designed this collection of 5 digital stamps. See them featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts issue 169. 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

You might recognise some of these images from now retired Uniko clear stamps, but I have revised them slightly and refreshed them. I've also added in some current Uniko imagery along with a fun new curved holly design, which I have used on one of my cards featured in the magazine.

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 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!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Coloring on Kraft - A short video

Hey all it's Rahmat here.
I am up with a simple card using the Flower Power set, and sentiment from the Pure florals - Lily.

Please watch the video, it is self explanatory.
You can also stop by my instagram at rahmat.ccc, if you want to hear me out about how I made this card, it is a shorter video over there.

I hope you like what I have come up with.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #245 - Colours


I'm late, I'm late, but what's new with that?! This twin mummy is rarely on time for anything these days! Apologies for my being late, but let's see what Emily our hostess for October at CAS Colours & Sketches has to inspire us with THIS week... 

I had quite a few ideas on how to apply the colours to my card, but as time to create has been really short, I went for a simple colour block look...

Card stock is one medium I always have the Stampin' Up! colours in, so this made it easy to use all 3 quickly and simply. I am having SO much fun with the Uniko October 2017 Release and one of my favourite clear stamp sets is Organic Wishes

I simply stamped the seed heads, stems and sentiment in VersaMark ink and I have heat embossed them in Cosmic Shimmer Detail White EP. Super quick and simple! 

That's all from me today using the colours, but if you need some more inspiration using the colours be sure to pop by the CAS Colours & Sketches blog HERE and see how the DT and Guest Designer have used it.

CAS Colours & Sketches have a Design Team Call this week and next week. To be eligible to apply you need to join in on both this weeks and next weeks challenges. More details over on the CAS Colours & Sketches Blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 16 October 2017

October 2017 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


It might be Monday, but it is a HAPPY Monday here at Uniko HQ, as it is FINALLY release day! All the products and sneak peeks at brand spanking NEW products are now available HERE to purchase.

Before I get to the formal introductions I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to my AWESOME Design Team for all their hard work and promotion over the past couple of weeks, you inspire me SO much with your wonderful designs. Plus to those Design Team Members able to come and help at both Happy Stampers Festival last weekend and yesterday at Stamp Magic, your help is truly appreciated.

Secondly, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all who have attended the shows, popped by the Uniko stand to say 'Hello' and for all your custom. It is so wonderful to meet you in person either for the first time or more, it makes me happy to know and see you enjoying the products I design :)

OK, so lets get to the formal introductions!

First up we have FIVE new clear stamp sets...

Background Blocks Wonky Stripes £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Background Blocks Wonky Stripes £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Block Party Christmas £9 / £9.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Organic Wishes £9 / £9.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Festive Sentiments £9 / £9.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Next we have TWO Designer Die Collections. 

Firstly, Designer Dies Snowflake Trio. This collection of dies was originally launched back in October 2013 and is finally making its highly requested reappearance in the steadily growing Uniko collection of Designer Dies.

This is a collection of 3 stand alone dies.

Large Snowflake: 9.2 cm Diameter
Medium Snowflake: 6.7 cm Diameter
Small Snowflake: 3.9cm Diameter

Designer Die Snowflake Trio £15
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Next, is Designer Dies Flower Power #1 - #6 Collection. 

This collection of dies matches the popular Flower Power #1 - #6 clear stamps, containing a total of 8 dies. * Please Note: The outline flower image is shown in the product picture, but the dies WILL coordinate with the solid stamps in the Flower Power clear stamp collections too.

Designer Dies Flower Power #1 - #6 Collection £12
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

FINALLY, Uniko is excited to be launching their first 6 x 6 inch stencil designs, made exclusively here in the UK.

They are 190 micron Grade A mylar making them flexible and strong enough for repeated use with inks, paints and texture pastes.

Our first exclusive stencil design is based on the popular and sell out Background Blocks Scattered Polka Dots. The randomly scattered polka dots are 0.7cm in diameter.

Uniko Stencil Scattered Polka Dots £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Our second exclusive stencil design is based on the NEW October 2017 Background Blocks Wonky Stripes clear stamp. The randomly varied stripes are various widths and fills a 6 x 6 inch square stencil.

Uniko Stencil Wonky Stripes £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2017

Now I have formally introduced all the NEW products, how about a FUN blog hop and a ton of inspiration from the Design Team.

Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE October 2017 Release!! You have until Midnight (BST) Monday 23rd October to comment and the winner will be announced Tuesday 24th October.

Happy Hopping!

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

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