Uniko June DT Blog Hop!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hello crafty friends!

It's that time again for a Uniko Design Team Blog Hop to celebrate another NEW RELEASE from UNIKO!! In case you missed it, there were 2 BRAND NEW stamp sets released on June 11th! Today will be filled with lots of fun and inspiration from the entire Uniko DT. The two sets are already AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE on the Uniko website!

So here are the two sets in case you missed it...





The first card uses a combination of both sets. I started off by stamping the large leaves from Paradise Leaves around the edges of the card stock. I continued stamping using several other leaves and ink colors to fill up all the gaps. There was a perfect little 'nook' between the leaves to stamp the sentiment and a few tiny flowers.
Then, I stamped the Toucan on a separate piece of card stock and colored him in using Prismacolor pencils, and then fussy cut him and mounted to the front of the card base with foam tape. I'm loving how colorful and bright this card is!


Next up is a card that features one of my favorite stamps from the Paradise set, the hibiscus flower. I stamped and fussy cut each one. For the stripes, I used a stencil and foam blender to apply the same ink colors to the card base. The top card stock panel was die cut with a Mama Elephant stitched edge die. After carefully arranging and adhering the flowers to the white panel, I stamped the sentiment and finished it off with some matte enamel dots from Doodlebug Design!


I'm entering this card into the current Virginia's View Challenge #22 - All About Colors. I think it's a perfect fit for this challenge! ;)


Make sure to hop along and leave comments on all the DT blogs! A random winner will win the entire June Release and the Paradise Hummingbird set (or an eGift Cert to the same value if any sets are already owned/purchased). Comment by Midnight July 2nd, 2016 for a chance to win!

Both the new products are available HERE now to purchase.

Uniko is also having a FREE Worldwide Shipping offer on orders of £35 or more (acetate packaging only - sorry).
The offer is this weekend ONLY, ends Sunday 26th June Midnight BST.

USE CODE: freeshippingweekend35

So, let's see what the rest of the Design Team has created...

Nicki  ----> THAT'S ME!
Supplies:
Aloha card
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Paradise, Paradise Leaves
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White

Ink: Ranger Archival Black; Stampin' Up! - Real Red; Hero Arts Shadow - Green Hills; Altenew - Forest Glades, Evergreen
Other: Prismacolor pencils, foam tape


Paradise card
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Paradise
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White

Ink: Lawn Fawn - Hippo, Hero Arts Shadow - Ultra Pink, Soft Vanilla, Green Hills, Altenew - Buttercream, Ocean Waves
Die: Mama Elephant Creative Cuts - Borderlines Trio
Other: Enamel Dots - Doodlebug Design


Uniko Challenge #33

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hello! Welcome to the June Uniko Challenge. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity...



This is a FUN photo inspiration challenge this month to create a card or project. Simply use the graphic above to inspire your creation, whether it be the colors, pattern or layout. The possibilities are endless!

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. If you do use Uniko, there's an extra chance to win a prize.

Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to bev@uniko.co.uk and she will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

This month we have another awesome Guest Designer joining us, Anita from My Papercraft World. Be sure to check out her blog!

So here is my card using the photo as inspiration. I am sooooo pleased with how it turned out!! I started by ink blending the background using a Simon Says Stamp stencil. Then, on separate card stock, I white heat embossed the flowers, from Fun Flowers, and then applied ink using a foam blender, and fussy cut. The leaves were also stamped on separate card stock, fussy cut and attached to the flowers.

The small grey dots are from the set Background Builders: Round in Circles. Underneath that, I used a sentiment from Paradise: Hummingbird.



For more inspiration, visit the Uniko blog to see the other designer's projects!!

THE PRIZES
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher.
  • The DT will choose a Top 3 who will each get 50 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp, and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 8th July (7:00pm EDT).

Hello Honey

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hello! Hope you are all having a fabulous week! Before we get to my card, I first just want to say I've had a great time on the Honey Bee Stamps team! This is my last post as a Design Team member, and I've really  enjoyed working with these gorgeous stamps and working with some great team members! I'll definitely miss it. Thanks to Melissa for allowing me to be a part of the fun and growth of Honey Bee. I look forward to seeing what will come in the future!

Today I have a super CAS card. I started by die cutting the vertical sides of the main panel with a scalloped die. Then, the three honeycomb shapes from Sweet as Honey was stamped right in the middle, followed by the flowers, leaves, accent dots (all from Country Wreath), and sentiment (Sweet as Honey) in Archival Black Ink. Using two shades of color for each flower, I colored them in using Prismacolor Pencils. The leaves use three different shades of green. The main panel was attached to the card base using foam tape to give it the added touch of dimension.


Thanks for stopping in today! Enjoy your day and hope it involves some crafty time ;)

Nicki
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Uniko June Release!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Hello and Happy Saturday!

There is no better way to start the weekend than with a release of new Uniko goodies...right?!

Well, I'm super happy you have stopped by today as today we get to see the two new clear stamp sets in their entirety. There is a GIVEAWAY too at the end of the post ;)

Ok, so lets have a look at these new goodies...

The Tropical trend is still HOT at the moment and Bev just had to jump on the band wagon and put her take on the trend out there!


Paradise £9.00 - £9.95 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016


Firstly, I'd like to introduce you to Bob, Bob the Toucan! Bob was originally drawn way back in 2007/2008 while Bev was at Uni, the jungle/tropical trend was evident back then too ;)

Bev has added in fun, graphical modern styled Hibiscus flowers to compliment the paradise theme, which also work perfectly with the previously released Paradise Hummingbird set.

Lastly, we have a lovely mini complimentary set called Paradise Leaves. This is not only a FAB add on set to the two mentioned above, but is also FUN on it's own.



Paradise Leaves £4.00 - £4.95 
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

BEV OVER AT UNIKO HAS CARDS TO SHARE WITH YOU USING THESE NEW SETS!!!
HER CREATIONS ARE AMAZING, SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO CHECK THEM OUT!!!

The Design Team will be doing a Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY on Saturday 25th June 9am BST. There will be a chance to win the entire June Release and the previously released Paradise Hummingbird clear stamp sets or an eGift Certificate to the same value.

HOWEVER, there is a chance to win an £10 eGift Certificate today, simply leave a comment on BEV'S POST by Midnight Saturday 18th June 2016 to be in the chance of wining!

Both the new products are available HERE now to purchase, and the stock levels increased again this month, so fingers crossed no-one will miss out.

Thank you for stopping by today!! Can't wait to share projects with you on the 25th!!

Uniko June Release Sneak Peeks

Friday, June 10, 2016

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a couple of sneak peeks at the two clear stamp sets Uniko is releasing TOMORROW for the June release! Check them out...



This first sneak peek gives it away really! Elements of the set have been designed for some time now, some even since Bev's early years at University. It is also a follow on / addition to the previously released and popular Paradise - Hummingbird clear stamp set.




The second mini set being released this month follows the tropical theme and trend, it is a perfect add on set to the two mentioned above for even more possibilities!

Below I have outlined the release schedule & there are a couple of changes this month...

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

Release Day! Saturday 11th June 9am BST you will get to see the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! There will be some inspiration from myself and the chance to win an eGift Certificate to spend in store on the website.

Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY! Due to various reasons, the Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY has been scheduled for Saturday 25th June 9am BST. There will be a chance to win the entire June Release and the previously released Paradise Hummingbird clear stamp sets or an eGift Certificate to the same value.

Make sure to stop by tomorrow for the FULL reveal!!!!!!

Honey Bee Stamps - Rainbow Card

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Good morning crafty friends! I'm so glad you've stopped by today. I am very excited about this colorful card...it makes me "Oh So Happy", like the sentiment says! ;)


I started with a piece of watercolor card stock, and stamped the two flowers from the Sweet as Honey stamp set with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I watercolored the whole panel starting in the top left corner with the red, adding each color to create a diagonal rainbow pattern of colors. I just love watching the ink transform the plain white card stock into bright, beautiful colors!

Once it was dry, I die cut a circle out of black card stock and also used VersaMark ink and white EP to make the sentiment (from Happy Everything) really pop! It's mounted to the panel with foam tape. A handful of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins were added randomly for the finishing touch.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Now go get inky and enjoy!

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Graduation with Honey Bee

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hello crafty friends! I'm here to share a fun Graduation card using Honey Bee stamps. Since it's graduation season, I'm sure there are many of us in need of graduation cards for those special grads in our lives! I had to think outside the box for this one, and I am very happy with how it turned out!


Using the Brush Grunge Alpha stamp set, I spelled out "Way to Go!" in the center of the white panel. The vertical sides are die cut using a Top Dog Dies border die. Then, using the brush stroke, open star and solid star from Brush Grunge Alpha, I randomly stamped all around the sentiment. I also used the teeny tiny solid star from the Country Wreath stamp set and stamped it using black ink to fill in some of the gaps. Finally, some black and white striped paper was added underneath the top and bottom of the white panel. I think it gives it a perfect added touch!

I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Have a great weekend!

Nicki
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Honey Bee Stamps - Smile!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a fun camera card using Honey Bee Stamps and rainbow colors....YAY!! This was really a fun card to make!



I started by stenciling the rectangular shape on the white panel. Then, all around the edge of the shape, I used every camera from the Camera Love set to create kind of a frame in rainbow colors. The "Smile" sentiment was created using the Hand Lettered Alpha stamp set, and the words below it are from Camera Love. The black and white diagonal striped paper gives it some added punch! I also added a few black enamel dots.

I sure hope I've inspired you today! Hope you all have a fabulous long Memorial Day weekend!

Nicki
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