Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Introducing... Originally Organic

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the Sept/Oct product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks at the 5 clear stamp sets being released and NOW it is time for the Design Team and I to introduce them to you.

So, without further ado lets get to it! Today we are introducing you to a clear stamp set called Originally Organic. This is a modern floral/foliage set with a collection of positive friendship and growth sentiments.


 
 
My first card uses one of the stamps that I have already given you a huge peek at and used HERE on my Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop card! This time though I wanted to give the stamp the focus and kept my card really simple.
 
 
 
 
The image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copic Markers, I then embellished the image with a trio of SU! Candy Dots.
 
My next card showcases the second larger stamps contained in the set...
 
 
 
 

A fun feature of this stamp is that the flower/foliage heads are interchangeable and also multi-step stamps. This time I chose a brighter colour palette and added another of the sentiments contained in the set. I kept the embellishment of the image simple with only adding a touch of clear Wink Of Stella.

 
 
Ok, that's all I have to share with you here, but hop along the Design Team Blog links below for even more inspiration. I know for a fact you won't be disappointed, the team have created amazing projects showcasing how this set can be used...
 
 
 
CLICK HERE to see more from Bev
 
 
 
CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah
 
 
 
CLICK HERE to see more from Jane


CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey
 
 
CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat
 
 
 
CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G
 
 
 
CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P
The set will be fully revealed and available to purchase HERE on Saturday October 1st (World Card Making Day!) at 9am BST. However, the Design Team and I will be back tomorrow with two more product introductions and lots more inspiration!

Release Schedule...

 

Sneak Peeks 25th - 27th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 28th - 30th Sept, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.


Release Day! Saturday 1st October 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!
Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the introduction of this set!

Hugs


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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sept/Oct 2016 Release Sneak Peeks

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the Sept/Oct product  release are well underway!

Yesterday I shared two more Sneak Peeks, if you missed them click HERE. You can also see the first Sneak Peek of one of the FIVE clear stamp sets being released, if you missed it HERE.

Today I am sharing the last two peeks and as you will see they are Christmas/Winter themed!




How about a fun mini Christmas decoration? Yes, this is a mini set, BUT it has SO many possibilities. I can hardly wait for you to see the projects ;)

Lastly, but by no means least is another mini set...




A fun winter foliage set, perfect to accompany the Christmas decoration above and MORE! You will get to see more of these sets in use by the DT and myself in the coming days, so stay tuned! 

I will be back tomorrow with the Design Team with our first product introduction and blog hop, hope to see you.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 25th - 27th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 28th - 30th Sept, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 1st October 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!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks!

Hugs

Monday, 26 September 2016

Sept/Oct 2016 Release Sneak Peeks

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the Sept/Oct product  release are underway!

Yesterday I shared the first Sneak Peek of one of the FIVE clear stamp sets being released, if you missed it, click HERE.

Today I am sharing two more peeks...




This first peek is sure to be another FAVE of mine and if you LOVE the current colouring trend, then I think you might just LOVE it too! The designs are a modern take on Mehndi which is set to be a popular trend in 2017. 




This last peek today is a follow up set to the popular Simply Said clear stamp set. It features more useful sentiments in a classic font style! 

You will get to see more of these sets in use by the DT and myself in the coming days, so stay tuned! I will be back tomorrow with the last Sneak Peeks to share with you, hope to see you then :)

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 25th - 27th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 28th - 30th Sept, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 1st October 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!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peeks!
Hugs

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sept/Oct 2016 Release Sneak Peeks

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the Sept/Oct product  release begins!

Today I am sharing the first sneak peek at one of the clear stamp sets being released and one of my FAVES too...




Now, if you LOVED the recent FREE Digital Stamp Set featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts this month (available for download HERE), then I think you might just LOVE this clear stamp set ;)

You will get to see more of this set in use by the DT and myself in the coming days, so stay tuned! I will be back tomorrow with more Sneak Peeks to share with you, hope to see you then :)

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 25th - 27th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 28th - 30th Sept, here you will see a closer look at the clear stamp sets being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Saturday 1st October 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!

Thank you for stopping by today and I'd LOVE to hear your initial thoughts on the Sneak Peek!
Hugs

Friday, 23 September 2016

Uniko Sponsors the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey & Happy Friday!

I'm super happy you have stopped by today, Uniko was yet again honoured to be invited by the lovely Amy from Tsuruta Designs and is proudly to be sponsoring another fun blog hop and challenge...




The winner of the Uniko prize will get a £15 eGift Certificate
AND 
There are 2 Flash Prize up for grabs too 
PLUS
a little giveaway at the end of this post too ;)

Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a newly created Fall/Autumn Themed Coffee, Tea & or Cocoa project, no back-linkng please. Random.org will be used to draw the winners.

To link up your projects and more details about the hop and Super Sponsors pop on over to the Coffee Loving Carmakers Blog HERE.

To kick this FABulous hop off I've created my own Autumn themed card...




So on my card today there is a HUGE sneak peek at a two stamps (part of a set) coming soon ;) I'm in the process of making samples for the upcoming Uniko Sept/Oct product release, so I couldn't help but use one of the new stamps on my card.

It is such a versatile stamp and can be used for all seasons really, but it looks awesome coloured in Autumn/Fall colours too! 

Here is a little close up of the detail...




The coffee cup is from I LOVE Coffee, stamped with the second sneak peek and coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment is a mix from I LOVE Tea and the coffee part partially stamped from I LOVE COFFEE.

That's all from me today, I will be sharing more tomorrow and we start the countdown to the Uniko Release on Sunday!

Anyway, I like to have a little blog candy too, so simply leave a comment on this post by 6am (PST) Friday 30th September and I will select one lucky comment to receive one of the SOON to be released Uniko clear stamp sets! 

We also have a new Uniko challenge HERE, the theme is Autumn with an optional twist of thanks so why not join in with you card there too. There are prizes up for grabs ;)




I look forward to hopping by and seeing all your wonderful creations, have fun!

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Have you joined us yet?

Hey!

The Design Team and I are back to remind you that there is still plenty of time to join in on the September Uniko challenge. We have another fun challenge this month to spark your creativity...



This month we have a theme challenge. With signs of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere we are looking for Autumn inspired creations. We have an optional twist of a THANKS card too.

You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products.

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

Here's some inspiration from the Uniko Design Team:

CLICK HERE to see more from Bev


CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane


CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey



CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Aren't these just super! Now, if you need more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes.

THE PRIZES

  • The DT will choose a winner who will get a £20 gift voucher and opportunity to Guest Design.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who twist with us. This winner will get to choose a stamp set of choice from the store.
  • The DT choose a Top 3 who will each get 100 Loyalty Rewards Points added to their Uniko customer account.
  • We will do a random draw for all those who use A UNIKO stamp. This winner will get 200 Loyalty Reward Points added to their Uniko customer account.
You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) on Friday 14th October (7.00pm EDT).

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #192

Hey!

Karen is our hostess this month over at CAS Colours & Sketches and this week is sketch week. Karen  has this sketch HERE and seen below for you to try...




So this is what I came up with...




I've been preparing and making samples for the upcoming Uniko Sept/Oct release and I couldn't help but use a couple of the stamps on todays card. The idea just came to me and I went along with it ;)




I stamped the leaves and sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa, a colour I rarely use to stamp with and then colour with Copic Markers, but it seemed less harsh than black. The leaves are just simply flat coloured with very little blending and I just randomly coloured them to give an Autumn feel. 

Appropriate for the current Uniko Challenge HERE, which is a theme challenge with the optional twist of thanks.




Ok, that's all from me today! I hope I have inspired you to give the sketch a go and join in on the challenge this week. Be sure to stop on over HERE and check out what the rest of the CAS Colours & Sketches DT have done using the colours and I hope to see you in the gallery.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Supplies:
Stamps: Soon to be released Uniko Originally Organic
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Card Stock: SU! Whisper White 
Accessories: Copic Markers, SU! Candy Dots & Foam Adhesive.