Tuesday, 22 May 2018

May 2018 Release in Review Day 2


Welcome to the May Release in Review Day 2.

Anyway, as a couple of the Design Team didn't receive their goodies in time for the countdown and release day festivities, I thought it would be nice to have them be in the limelight and have a release in review week.

Today we are taking a look at Flower Power #8 and Simply Said Blocks II...

And here is some new inspiration using them from Carol and Rahmat. Be sure to click on their links for all the details and more inspiration on their blogs....

Click HERE to see more from Carol

Click HERE to see more from Rahmat

WOW! Again I am so inspired by these 2 cards, both show the versatility of the Simply Said Blocks collection :)

I will be back tomorrow to share links to Day 3 and fingers crossed I might even have a card or two to share myself ;)

Thanks for stopping by! 


CAS Colours & Sketches #273 - Sketch


Welcome back to another FUN CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. This month Cathy is our hostess and has this wonderful sketch HERE to inspire your clean and simple card making this week...

So many possibilities with this fun sketch, but here is how I decided to use it...

I reached for the recently released silhouette from Just Because and the Large Background French Script. I thought the sketch lent itself well to some masking and stamping for the lower rectangle and some spotlight stamping for the top focal rectangle. 

I was going to keep my colour scheme totally monochrome, but thought that might be a little too depressing for a sympathy card. So I used Altenew Dew Drops for the silhouette stamped on the upper rectangle. 

That's all from me today, I hope thatI have inspired you to join in on the challenge?! If you need a little more inspiration, pop on over HERE to see what the CC&S Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 21 May 2018

May 2018 Release in Review Day 1


Welcome to the May Release in Review Day 1 (a day late).

So I am a little late with my posts due to being ill and being a mummy taking priority. I had all good intentions to be all prepared, scheduled  have cards made, photographed and ready to go and the time (as usual) slipped away from me and illness struck this past weekend too :(

Anyway, as a couple of the Design Team didn't receive their goodies in time for the countdown and release day festivities, I thought it would be nice to have them be in the limelight and have a release in review week.

Today (Monday), we are taking a look at Just Because and Large Background French Script clear stamps.

And here is some new inspiration using them from Carol and Rahmat. Be sure to click on their links for all the details and more inspiration on their blogs....

Click HERE to see more from Carol

Click HERE to see more from Rahmat

WOW! I am so inspired by these 2 projects. I love the rainbow of colours on Carols silhouette, simply seamlessly done and perfectly CAS. With Rahmat's card I had to go for a closer look as she has transformed the silhouette image beautifully and with so much detail. 

Don't go far, as I will be sharing day 2 shortly! 


Friday, 18 May 2018

Uniko Challenge #47 - Photo Inspiration Optional Twist Birthday

Hey! Welcome to the May/June, 2018 Uniko challenge. 

This month we have a beautiful photo that we hope will inspire you to play along. Lots of ways to be inspired by the photo - the colours, the flowers, the grasses, the gorgeous vase or maybe the suitcase will give you a vacation vibe. Any way this photo talks to you is ok by us, but if you'd like an extra challenge then play along with our super simple twist of BIRTHDAY.

As you've probably noticed the Uniko DT has grown this year with the addition of four talented ladies onto our Stencil Team. So of course there's going to be even more DT inspiration to get your creativity flowing and we also have the most wonderful Guest Designer - Sue - joining in with us for this challenge.

Her winning card from the last challenge really caught our eye here at Uniko and if you go visit her blog you'll find oodles more fabulous inspiration.

Guest Designer - Sue

Loving her use of Uniko goodies on this deliciously pretty card.

The Uniko Design team also have some inspiring card ideas 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 ;)



The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that this is only half of the Uniko DT, but never fear the other half will be here with ideas to inspire you on 1st June with the reminder post.

So are you ready to play along?
Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.
  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Twist Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • 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 22nd June 2018 (7.00pm EDT).


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Guest Designer Inspiration with Anna Uhras

Hi Dear Friends!

Anna here today sharing one of my Guest Designer pages with you. I am so happy, proud and very grateful to Bev for inviting me to be a guest here at Uniko, thanks so much!

This layout I have made using the gorgeous Uniko Equaliser stencil together with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and the lovely and versatile Simply Said II Clear Stamps.
The papers are by one of the new Bo Bunny collections, Summer Mood, and the title are by Thickers, both from my own stash.

I started up my page making my background using the stencil together with pink and yellow Nuvo Mousse. After drying I builded up my page using a few papers, thread, Thickers and finished my page of with stamping a few words in black.

Sometimes the simple is enough and I think the cool equaliser pattern needs some space without too much embellishments around.

Oh, of course, I made a few stitches with my sewing machine as well :)

That's all for now, see you again for my second and last Guest Designer Inspiration post here May 26th.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Anna xo

Saturday, 12 May 2018

May 2018 Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


Finally the day has arrived and the May 2018 Release is NOW available to purchase HERE on the website. We have our traditional Reveal, Release, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! 

How about a look at the FIVE new clear stamp sets...

Bee Happy £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Flower Power #8 £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Just Because £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Large Background French Script £9 / £9.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Simply Said Blocks II £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

FOUR new stencil designs...

Uniko Stencil Honeycomb Pattern £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Uniko Stencil Natures Treasures II £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Uniko Stencil Party Confetti £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Uniko Stencil Stylised Floral £4.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

AND we have 2 matching Designer Die Collections...

Uniko Designer Dies Explosion Collection £18.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Uniko Designer Dies Originally Organic Additions Collection £15.00
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2018

Phew ;) Are you still with me?! 

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 Release!! You have until Midnight (GMT) Saturday 19th May 2018 to comment and the winner will be announced soon after.

Happy Hopping!


Friday, 11 May 2018

Introducing... Explosion! Collection Designer Dies


Welcome to day 7 and the last of the May 2018 Release product introductions. That means tomorrow IS Release Day - Whoohoo!

Anyway, I am super excited about today as the product we are introducing is some NEW matching Designer Dies to previously released and popular Uniko clear stamp sets. As I mentioned yesterday too, I love matching dies, they provide so many more techniques and ways to stretch your stamps.

Being a very small business, the cost of adding new dies to the inventory is huge. They are manufactured in the USA and like most imports there is added costs to receiving these. Anyway, I feel Uniko has grown a little over the past few months and with having a stand at Happy Stampers Festival & Stamp Magic I felt the time was right to add more! I do plan on adding more coordinating and stand alone dies more frequently (fingers crossed) in the near future.

OK, so let's see these dies and the clear stamp sets they match...

Hopefully you can see that I have created this designer die collection in a way that it mainly matched the Explosion! Additions clear stamp set. It does feature a die to match the explosion stamp in the original Explosion! set, but as you will see from one of my samples today, you don't need to use the stamps with the explosions! 

So many fun possibilities with these dies and clear stamp set now ;) And again, one of my favourite cards to make is shaker cards!

So here's one I made to test the dies out as soon as they landed in the studio...

For my shaker card I used the largest of the explosion dies, which coordinates with the halftone explosion from Explosion! Additions. Inside the shaker I added some tiny die cut explosions and lots of sparkly stars from Little Things By Lucy :)

Having the dies to cut out the large BAM! and WOW! make things so much quicker and easy ;) I added some colour enamel stars to compliment the colours of the card and accentuate the explosion.

That's all I have to share here, but there is plenty of inspiration from our Design Team.


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 1st - 4th May 2018, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing... 5th - 11th May 2018, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 12th May 2018 9am BST 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!

Extra PRIZE Info! Alternative prizes will be offered to those that may already own the prize offered. Winners will be announced on Saturday 11th on the Winners Page HERE