Uniko Challenge #27

Friday, November 20, 2015

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Hi there! It's time for the next challenge over at Uniko! This is our last challenge for 2015. We are taking a break in December (challenge wise), but will be back in January. This month we have another fun challenge for you to try with another optional twist too.


with an optional twist of CAS

You can use any stamps/products to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko goodies and if you do there is an extra chance to win a prize!

This time we have 2 lovely and awesomely talented Guest Designers joining us, be sure to stop on by their blogs and have a look around at their creations. I think you'll be pleased!


Here's what I came up with. My style is CAS most of the time, so I definitely decided to use the optional CAS twist! I really love how this turned out!

The card base is layered with striped patterned paper. The white panel is die cut with a border die, and for added interest, I put it on an angle. LOVE that look! The sentiment is stamped very strategically so that the bottom loop of the "y" nested right in one of the scallops of the die cut edge. The holly leaves were stamped on a separate piece of card stock and fussy cut and popped up using foam tape. I used a corner rounder for the top right corner, and a fun glittery, gold cord finishes it off in the folded part of the card.

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Christmas!

What do you think?! I'm lovin' the font of the sentiments in the Essentially Christmas set!! So trendy and I think they are stunning with red ink!

Need a little more incentive to join in the fun? Will some prizes help?


Our DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher

Our DT will choose a top 3 who will get 50 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who used a Uniko stamp and this winner will get 150 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

We will do a random draw for those who twist with us (CAS) and they will receive 100 Loyalty Reward Points added to their customer account.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, closing on Friday, December 4th, 2am CST.

Make sure to check out the Uniko blog for the design team's cards!

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Essentially Christmas
Die: Top Dog Dies - Dotted Borders Die Set
Cardstock: PTI - White

Patterned Paper: Simplicity Pack 2 - The Paper Studio
Ink: Hero Arts - Field Greens; Stampin' Up - Real Red
Other: Corner Rounder, Gold cord in my stash, Foam Tape


  1. Great to see you've received your sets Nicki and working them with CAS brilliance here.
    Totally serene and elegant. Love it! Sarah x

  2. Oh that scalloped edge look so fantastic! Think I might just have to rescue my punch from the bottom of my stash!

  3. A wonderful combination of stripes, scallops & diagonals on this CAS beauty. The gold thread adds the perfect touch too. Hugs Bev x

  4. Super CAS and super cool! Love this, Nicki - the patterned paper as an accent combined with the gold thread and sweet sentiment work perfectly :)

  5. Brilliant! I love the perfectly elegant CAS layout, with the sparkle in the ribbon and that fun sentiment. Great work. xxx

  6. Such a beautiful, festive Christmas card. Love this design.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Caryn xxx

  7. Goegeous! Love the delicate scallopped edge and the modern stripes x


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