Uniko Studio Design Team Blog Hop

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Welcome to the special Uniko Studio Design Team Blog Hop! As you might know, earlier this month (April 11th), Uniko Studio released two NEW stamp sets, which are now available to purchase on their website. The design team did not receive the stamps in time for the release, so we didn't have our normal blog hop. Now that we've all had the chance to play with the new goodies, we are thrilled to have you join us today. We ALL have some awesome projects to share with you!!

**All supplies used are noted at the end of this post**


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Hope you enjoyed all my creations! :)

How about a GIVEAWAY...?

Simply comment along the hop for the chance to win the April Release (Background Builders: Vines and Flower Power #4) or a Gift Certificate of the same value if you already own them. If you comment on each of the blogs listed, that'll give you eight entries and chances to win. You have until Midnight Wednesday, April 30th (UK time) to comment and Beverley will announce the winner over on the Uniko Studio blog Thursday, May 1st.

Nicki-------That's ME!

Congratulations Card
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Flower Power #4, Pure Florals Chrysanthemum (sentiment)
Cardstock: PTI -White; DCWV - Gold Glitter paper
Ink: PTI - True Black
Other: PTI die cut - Medium Scallop; Stickles - Platinum

Just for You Tag
Cardstock: PTI -White
Ink: PTI - Classic Kraft; SU - Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Other: PTI Mat Stack 5 collection die; PTI satin ribbon

Birthday Wishes Card
Stamps: Uniko Studio - Background Builders: Vines; Pure Florals Chrysanthemum (Birthday sentiment); A Gift For You (Wishes sentiment)
Cardstock: SU - Watercolor Paper; PTI - Rustic Cream
Other: Clear embossing powder; Spray mister (with water)

Thank You card
Cardstock: PTI -White: SU - Basic Black
Ink: PTI - Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, True Black; SU - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Other: LifeStyle Crafts - embossing folder; Sweet Stamps - White Embossing powder; Foam tape

Masculine Birthday Card

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hey there! I hope everyone had a great Easter. Ours was very nice. It was a BEAUTIFUL day, and we spent lots of time with family ;)

I'm popping in today to share a masculine birthday card. I have a feeling you would agree with me that you can never have enough inspiration for masculine cards. Am I right?!?!

This was super easy and quick to create. I used three different Uniko Studio stamp sets (see links in supply list below). It's one layer, and no embellishments. Hope you like it ;)

Supplies: Uniko Studio - All Occasion Sentiments #2, Background Builders: Squared; Accent Essentials: Arrows
Cardstock: PTI -Fine Linen
Ink: PTI - True Black, Smokey Shadow, Classic Kraft; TH Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Fired Brick

Uniko Studio Challenge #9 - Easter

Friday, April 18, 2014

Welcome to the next challenge over at Uniko Studio! We have been trying something new for our challenges, so we would love feedback about it either here on my blog, or over at the Uniko Studio blog!

There is a color palette to use, as well as a theme. So for this month, you can see the color scheme below, and the theme is Easter.

Earlier this week, I received the package with the NEW APRIL RELEASE stamp sets!! There was no doubt I had to use them on the card for today ;)

The yellow flowers are from Background Builders: Vines. I just LOVE that little flower...it's so delicate and pretty. The center was stamped in brown, and of course the leaves in green. The "Easter Blessings" sentiment is from Flower Power #4.

So glad you stopped by and I hope I inspired you to play along in our EASTER challenge!!

You've got plenty of time to enter your project. May14th, 09:00 UK time is the deadline. The winner will be announced May 17th on the Uniko Studio blog.

The Prizes:
  • A £10 Gift Certificate to the Winner and a Guest Design Team spot on the blog for the next challenge
  • Top Three Spotlight

Supplies: Background Builders: Vines, Flower Power #4
Cardstock: PTI - White; SU - So Saffron
Ink: PTI - Lemon Tart; SU - Certainly Celery; Tsukineko Chalk Ink - Jumbo Java
Other: SU - Corner Rounder; Twine

Uniko Studio April 2014 Reveal & Release!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Once again it's time for the Uniko Studio April Release! Below you will see the two new products that are NOW available for purchase on the Uniko Studio website!

Now grab a drink & let's get to the fun and see these two new clear stamp sets...

Flower Power #4 £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

First up is Flower Power #4, the next in the Flower Power Series. As you can see, the set features a 2 step stamping flower, Spring themed sentiments and a couple of fun accent stamps. 

The last product being released this month is a new Background Building set...

Background Builders: Vines £9.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2014

Background Builders: Vines is a new and exciting background building set with the usual long stamp images which can be used to create an all over background design. There are also two non linear 2 step stamping images and a variety of 2/3 step stamping flowers and leaves to be used on their own or pair with the vines.

Usually we would have a Design Team Blog Hop, but due to *hiccups* the team are still waiting for their goodies. Instead we have a BONUS Design Team Blog Hop on Saturday, April 26th where ALL of the DT will have samples to share using the April Release. This means that there will be more PRIZES up for grabs!!

*Edited to add* Amazingly the postman was able to deliver Gillian her goodies for her to whip up a couple cards to share with you today, be sure to stop by Gillian's blog HERE and see what she has created.

*However, there is still the ENTIRE Release up for grabs for one lucky commenter on the BLOG & if you can't wait & purchase the new goodies and you win, you will be given a Gift Certificate to the same value OR refunded for your purchase!*

Another piece of news. A new member has joined the Uniko Design Team! Please welcome Nathalie from Just Cards by N@Ali. Check out her blog and be sure to give her a warm welcome to the team!

Uniko Studio April Sneak Peeks!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Uniko Studio April Release is almost here & it's time to share sneak peeks of the two new clear stamp sets being released on April 11th, 9am GMT.

First up is the next set in the Flower Power series! This one has some cool details that I can't wait to show you!

Sneak Peek 2 is of a new Background Building set which has SO many building and mix and match options. Just a little release this month, but it sure packs a punch, both sets are very versatile with endless possibilities!

Tomorrow and Thursday Beverley will have Introducing posts on the Uniko blog to share with you. This will include projects she has created with the new goodies being released this month, so be sure to check it out! Usually the design team also joins in with projects to share during the Intro posts, but due to a shipping delay, we won't be able to join in this time.

I'd LOVE to know what you think of these little peeks at what's to come :) From April 8th-10th, Beverley 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 comment along the way to be in the chance of winning! Places to join in on the fun & possibly win a prize are the Uniko Studio Facebook Page, Following on Twitter and Pinterest.

Royalty. Me?!?! No way....

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I still can't believe this is actually happening.


For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine holds a contest every year called Stamping Royalty. There are five categories (birthday, friend, thank you, season's greetings, congratulations), and to enter, you must create cards for any or all of those categories and submit them to a panel of judges.

This is the first year I entered, and I was DETERMINED to win. For several weeks, I worked my butt off creating cards during my boys' naps, and late at night when they were sleeping ;) I hate to admit this, but my house was a bit neglected during it!!!! My focus was on this contest. Well, I guess my hard work paid off!
When I got the email informing me that one of my cards was chosen in the Thank You category, my heart was racing like crazy. I was shaking. I WAS ECSTATIC!! I had to wait a few days before I could reveal it on my blog.

So here we are. I want to also congratulate the other ladies that have won as well (3 winners in each category). I cannot wait to see everyone's winning cards!

Here is one of the cards I submitted, but it's not my winning card. I cannot share that one until the July 2014 issue goes on sale, in early June.

I stuck to my usual CAS style on this card. Super simple and quick to make. I started with one of the stamps from Papertrey Ink's new set, Circle Scribbles, and stamped it repeatedly in the colors of the rainbow, overlapping the previously stamped circle. Then, the sentiment, from Uniko Studio, was stamped right on top of the circles, in the center. Easy Peasy.

So glad you stopped by today! Hope you'll come to visit me again sometime! :-)

Stamps: PTI - Circle Scribbles; Uniko Studio - All Occasion Sentiments #3
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic White
Ink: SU - Real Red, Green Galore, Bordering Blue; PTI - Orange Zest, Lemon Tart, Royal Velvet, Smokey Shadow