Uniko Challenge Reminder

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hi there! Just popping in today to remind you that there is one more week left to join in on the current Uniko Challenge! The theme is SUMMER with an optional twist to use the image below for inspiration. Check it out:



I chose to just keep it simple and use a Summer theme without the photo for inspiration. Butterflies definitely remind me of summer so I decided to go that route. I am LOVING this card SO much! I think it's one of my personal favorites...EVER. ;)



The background is stamped using a medium grey ink. There is a diecut behind the butterfly using vellum. The butterfly was stamped on watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink. I colored it in using Ranger Distress Markers and then blended it with a water brush. The butterfly body is covered in Sparkle n Sprinkle glitter for a super sparkly finish! A few sequins on the card base add a bit more interest.

Thanks for stopping by today...I would love to hear what you think! Make sure to check out the Uniko blog for the design team's cards!

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - English Country Garden, Natures Treasures I
Die: Top Dog Dies - Pocket Page Banner Die Set
Cardstock: PTI - White
Specialty Paper: Ranger/Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper; Vellum
Ink: Lawn Fawn - Hippo; Ranger - Archival (Black)
Other: Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Water Brush, Foam tape, Sparkle n Sprinkle Cloud 9 Glitter, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins, Silver Sequins - Joanns

Uniko Beautiful Blooms Revisited Blog Hop!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It's a great day to stop by because it's the Uniko August 2015 Design Team Blog Hop (and giveaway)!!

First I want to inform you of another exciting thing....keep your eyes peeled this week for a NEW set of dies lining the shelf at Uniko HQ!

So, this month we are taking a look back at a previously released product, dusting it off and giving it some love! This month we are revisiting TWO products, the previously released Beautiful Blooms I and II...






So let's talk about my card! One of my favorite Uniko stamp sets to date is Beautiful Blooms II! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! So here, I kept my card mostly black and white, but wanted to draw attention to a couple of the blooms by stamping inside the black outlines with red and yellow ink. I think it sure makes them pop! I did a lot of masking with the others flowers surrounding the colored ones, and also masked the two leaves.

The sentiment is from Simply Said Birthday. Under that, I adhered a diagonal strip of striped vellum to the bottom of the panel. I think it gives it more interest and draws your eyes down the card :) I finished it off with some sequins, and the panel is mounted to the card base using foam tape.



GIVEAWAY ALERT!! Simply comment on each blog along the hop for your chance to win the featured sets or an eGift Certificate code to the same value if you already own them.

Nicki ----> That's Me!
Sarah P

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Beautiful Blooms II, Simply Said Birthday
Cardstock: PTI - White
Specialty Paper: Striped Vellum - DCWV
Ink: PTI - True Black, Lemon Tart; Ranger - Classic Cherry
Other: Foam tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

Uniko Challenge #23

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hi! Welcome to the next Uniko Studio Challenge!

We are happy to have two special Guest Designers joining us for this challenge! Please check out Anita's and Julie's blog if you aren't familiar with their work, and to see their projects for this challenge!

THEME: Black & White with Optional Twist: Splash of Color

  • You can use ANY stamps in the challenges
  • You can enter as many times as you want and enter as many other challenges as you want combined with ours!




This is a very simple and quick card to make! The panel that's attached to the card base is vellum, and the main panel is die cut then stamped with the flowers, then the sentiment, then the teeny, tiny dots. It's attached using some foam tape for dimension.
I hope I brought some inspiration to you, and I would LOVE to see you create something for our challenge!

You have until Friday, July 31st, 2:00am CST, to link your card up on the Uniko Blog

How to WIN some Uniko gift vouchers!!
  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £10 gift voucher
  • The DT will choose a top 3, and they will each get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account
  • There will be a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and the winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account
  • There will be a random draw for those who twist with us (splash of color) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Flower Power #7, Simply Said Birthday, Background Builders: Vines (small dots)
Cardstock: PTI - White

Specialty Paper: Dotted Vellum - DCWV
Ink: PTI - True Black; Simon Says Stamp - Audrey Blue
Dies: My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangles
Other: Foam tape

Uniko July Release Day!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Hello and welcome to this exciting day over at Uniko! The July release is now available to purchase here!

As you may have seen over the last few days, I have shared a few sneak peeks with you leading up to this release. I have really enjoyed creating with these new sets!!

Now you can see the full sets below...


Garlands Galore - £9.95
This set features garland / bunting building stamps and a mini alphabet. The small solid garlands measure 10.5 cm in length and the two larger garlands 14cm approx.



Home Sweet Home - £4.95
This set features a simple house and new home sentiments. The house measures 6.5 x 6.5 cm approx.



Pure Florals: Cosmos - £4.95
This is the first mini Pure Florals set as the flowers work better on a smaller scale. The double flower stamp measures 4.2 cm x 7.5 cm approx. Make a Wish sentiment measures 4.5 cm x 1.2 cm approx.


As I've mentioned in my post yesterday, I think the Pure Florals: Cosmos set is just GORGEOUS! I recently received some of the new Ranger Distress Inks and I wanted to try them out. I created a beautiful blended, bright background for the white heat embossed flowers. I just love watching the white watercolor paper transform into such wonderful, happy colors!!! For a finishing touch, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.



As tradition holds, we have our release day blog hop, simply visit and comment along the hop by midnight Saturday, July 18th (GMT), 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.

Nicki  ----> THAT'S ME!

Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals: Cosmos
Paper: TH Watercolor Paper

Inks: Ranger Distress - Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon
Other: Sweet Stamps - White Embossing Powder; Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Sequins

Uniko - Introducing Pure Florals: Cosmos

Friday, July 10, 2015

Hello there! Today I'm sharing with you my card using Uniko's new stamp set called "Pure Florals: Cosmos". Beginning July 11th, 2015 (that's TOMORROW!), you will be able to purchase this set HERE along with the other new sets being released this month!!

In case you missed it a couple days ago, here is the Sneak Peek photo of the stamp set.




This set is AMAZING!!!! I absolutely LOVE the flowers in this set! They are so delicate and have so much potential since it's an outlined image. Watercolor, colored pencils, copics or other markers, embossing, etc. would ALL be awesome ways to dress up these flowers.

I embossed the flower, the sentiment, and the background vines all with gold EP. The flowers are water colored using one of the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors, Abandoned Coral. It's a BEAUTIFUL color!! The flower panel is cut using a Top Dog Dies die cut, and mounted to the card base using foam adhesive.




Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit all the design team members and Beverley's blog to see more awesome creations using this gorgeous set! COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MORE!!


Nicki  ----> THAT'S ME!


Below I have outlined the release schedule and as for previous releases there are prizes up for grabs :)

Sneak Peeks... July 5th-7th These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing... July 8th - 10th - Here you'll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team and guest designers will be joining in on the introductions and you won't want to miss a second!

Release Day! Saturday, July 11th you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds, there will be a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

Now, you won't want to miss out on any of the fun from July 5th - 10th as Bev from Uniko will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes. She's not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun and have a chance to win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Blog, Design Team and Guest Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on Twitter and on Pinterest!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals: Cosmos, Background Builders: Vines
Paper: TH Watercolor Paper

Die: Top Dog Dies Pocket Pages Banner Die Set
Other: Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder; TH Distress ink - Abandoned Coral; Water Brush

Uniko Studio Introducing Home Sweet Home

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hello there! Today I'm sharing with you my card using Uniko's new stamp set called "Home Sweet Home". Beginning July 11th, 2015, you will be able to purchase this set HERE along with the other new sets being released this month!!

In case you missed it a couple days ago, here is the Sneak Peek photo of the stamp set.






I used a watercolor technique on this card, but I'm not too thrilled with how it came out. First, I heat embossed the house using black embossing powder. Then, using the Tim Holtz Distress Markers, I colored in each section of the house using different colors. I even added a bit of color outside the house to make it look like grass, but it didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. Anyway, after coloring, I sprayed it with water and then let it dry. The panel was die-cut with MFT Stitched Rectangles die, and adhered to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit all the design team members and Beverley's blog to see more awesome creations using this fun set! COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MORE!!


Nicki  ----> THAT'S ME!

Below I have outlined the release schedule and as for previous releases there are prizes up for grabs :)

Sneak Peeks... July 5th-7th These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing... July 8th - 10th - Here you'll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team and guest designers will be joining in on the introductions and you won't want to miss a second!

Release Day! Saturday, July 11th you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds, there will be a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

Now, you won't want to miss out on any of the fun from July 5th - 10th as Bev from Uniko will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes. She's not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun and have a chance to win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Blog, Design Team and Guest Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Facebook Page, following on Twitter and on Pinterest!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Home Sweet Home
Paper: SU cardstock; TH Watercolor Paper

Die: MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-Namics
Other: Black embossing powder, TH Distress Markers, Spray Bottle

Uniko Studio Introducing Garlands Galore

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hello there! I'm excited that today I can finally share with you my first project using Uniko Studio's new stamp set called "Garlands Galore". Beginning July 11th, 2015, you will be able to purchase this set HERE along with the other new sets being released this month!!

In case you missed it a couple days ago, here is the Sneak Peek photo of the stamp set.



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Thanks for stopping by and make sure to visit all the design team members and Beverley's blog to see more gorgeous creations using this fun set! COME BACK TOMORROW FOR MORE!!


Nicki  ----> THAT'S ME!

Below I have outlined the release schedule and as for previous releases there are prizes up for grabs :)

Sneak Peeks... July 5th-7th These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing... July 8th - 10th - Here you'll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team and guest designers will be joining in on the introductions and you won't want to miss a second!

Release Day! Saturday, July 11th you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds, there will be a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

Now, you won't want to miss out on any of the fun from July 5th - 10th as Bev from Uniko will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes. She's not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun and have a chance to win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Studio Blog, Design Team and Guest Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Studio Facebook Page, following on Twitter and on Pinterest!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Garlands Galore, Simply Said Birthday, Balloon Bash
Cardstock: PTI - White

Ink: Various PTI, SU, and Simon Says Stamp inks

Uniko Studio July Sneak Peek Day 3

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hey there! Welcome to the Uniko Studio July release countdown!! I am excited to share my projects with you for this release. You'll just have to wait until tomorrow for the first Introduction Post! See the schedule of the release festivities at the end of this post.


Now look at THIS sneak....Isn't it SPECTACULAR?!?! I'm telling you, I think this is in my Top 3 Favorite Uniko Sets EVER! Lots of fun things you can do with this one.


Below I have outlined the release schedule and as for previous releases there are prizes up for grabs :)

Sneak Peeks... July 5th-7th These little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing... July 8th - 10th - Here you'll get to see the soon to be released products in action. The design team and guest designers will be joining in on the introductions and you won't want to miss a second!

Release Day! Saturday, July 11th you will get to see all the products in their entirety and purchase them HERE on the website! As tradition holds, there will be a Design Team Blog Hop with a chance for a lucky person to win the ENTIRE release!

Now, you won't want to miss out on any of the fun from July 5th - 10th as Bev from Uniko will be drawing totally random winners for mystery prizes. She's not giving any hints as to the prizes or their value, you'll just have to join in on the fun!

Places to join in on the fun and have a chance to win a prize are by commenting along the way on the Uniko Studio Blog, Design Team and Guest Design Team Blogs, liking the Uniko Studio Facebook Page, following on Twitter and on Pinterest!
 
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