Monday, 5 December 2016

Uniko November 2016 Release Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY Winner!


I do hope you all had a wonderful weekend? I am certainly did and was getting into the Christmas spirit and 'trying' to get some more Christmas cards made and a few jobs ticked off on my ever growing 'to do' list. One of the jobs was to choose, buy and hang some outdoor Christmas lights. I have to say I did rather a good job and I am pretty pleased with myself. I was laughing to myself whilst hanging them, as I totally felt like National Lampoon - Haha! 

Anyway, I am here today to announce the WINNER of the recent November 2016 Release Blog Hop  & GIVEAWAY. So without further ado, helped me choose the winner and the lucky comment is...

Oh I LOVE how you created that place setting with that wreath!! So clever!!! The black and white combo of your card is so elegant too. Great design!

Congratulations Nora N. Please send me your snail mail address to no later than Saturday 10th December 2016 and I will get your prize goodies on their way to you.

Thank you to everyone that joined in on the release fun, I love reading your comments and your support and enthusiasm is truly appreciated and welcomed.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Uniko Sponsors Less is More & Guest Designer!

Hey & Happy Weekend!

Uniko is super happy to be sponsoring the challenges over at "Less is More" this month - YAY! I was also asked to join as a Guest Designer for todays challenge - double YAY!!

This is colour week and they would like to see Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards using ONE or More Primary Colours.

This is what I came up with...

I'm totally in Christmas mode now and it is full steam ahead on the Christmas Card making train! So I opted to mix a newly released Uniko Christmas sentiment from a clear stamp set called Most Wonderful and paired it with an older Uniko clear stamp set Stunning Snowflakes.

Who doesn't LOVE blue snowflakes?! If you are a regular follower of Uniko, you will already know that this is my favourite trio of snowflakes ;) I simply stamped them in Stampin' Up! retired Ballet Blue ink, added a little clear Wink of Stella and a rhinestone to each centre. 

Be sure to head on over to "Less is More" HERE for more inspiration from the LIM Design Team and link up you creations in the gallery. I hope to see you there ;)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, 1 December 2016

CAS Colours & Sketches #202

Hey & Happy December!

WhooHoo, the countdown to Christmas has begun! Thanks to my bestie Kerry, we have started a new tradition, like many households with kiddies... Elf on the Shelf! I'm not sure if the beans will enjoy it as much as me ;) but this is Buddy the elf waiting to greet the beans after breakfast. Buddy is sat on the TV stand, as I usually let them watch Peppa Pig so I can eat my breakfast in peace - LOL!

Talking of peace, lets get to todays card! This month over at CAS Colours & Sketches we are looking back at all the challenges of 2016, choosing one and making it FESTIVE. THIS week we would like you to look at the 2016 Colour Challenge Archive and choose a colour combo and use it to make a festive card.

I decided upon Challenge #196 from October...

You can check HERE to see how I used them last time, this is what I came up with this time...

With the recent Uniko Release all the stamps are still currently on my desk, so I reached for Rustic Wreath and paired it with a Stampin' Up! die cut sentiment, which is heat embossed with Copper EP. As are the pine cones and then I finished the sentiment off with a partial sentiment from Pure Florals: Poinsettia

For the layout of my card I used the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below. Such a fun and versatile sketch and one that worked perfectly for using Rustic Wreath ;)

Ok, that's all from me for now, I hope I have inspired you to give these colours 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.
Ink: SU! Real Red, Garden Green. VersaFine Onyx Black. VersaMark.
Card Stock: SU! Whisper White
Accessories: Personal Impressions Kettle Copper EP. SU! Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies

Sunday, 27 November 2016

November 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

Hey & Welcome to the Uniko November 2016 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY!

As we've quite a few new followers here, ("Hello & Thank you") I will explain what's going on! Here at Uniko I *USUALLY* only release new products every other month. This is for a number of reasons, firstly, being an avid paper crafter myself and knowing the current economic climate I know 'some' are on a limited budget when it comes to buying new stash, so this way you're not tempted to splurge too much every month.

The second reason is that it is just me here at Uniko HQ. I currently run this little business single handedly, designing, blogging, demoing, classes, packing. Alongside that I am a full time mum to 2 year old twin boys. So releasing every other month gives me chance to keep my head above water, well...just about! However, with having a break over the Summer with releases I wanted to squeeze one last release in before the end of the year! 

So I am back today, with the help of the awesome design team to introduce you to the three clear stamp sets available to purchase HERE now!

If you missed any of the product introductions, you can catch up HERE and HERE.

Let's have a look at the three clear stamp sets...

First up is Christmas Pop, this is a FUN geometric styled Christmas Tree building stamp set. Along with the obvious Christmas theme it is also suitable for other occasions and stylised creations.

Christmas Pop £9 / £9.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

Next we have a mini Christmas Sentiment clear stamp set called Most Wonderful. This set contains two full mixed font sentiments and then a multitude of mix font sentiment building stamps.

Most Wonderful £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

Lastly but by no means least we have a fun addition to the 'Rustic' collection! This fun mini set has so many possibilities on its own, but pair it with sentiments and images from Rustic Christmas and Background Builders: Vines and Vines Winter Additions for even MORE possibilities!

Rustic Wreath £4 / £4.95
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2016

Now I have done all the formal introductions, how about an awesome inspirational hop showing you what these clear stamp sets can do?! 

Simply hop along the links below and be sure to leave a comment along the way for your chance to WIN the ENTIRE release! A winner will be picked at random from all the comments left along the hop before Midnight Friday 2nd December GMT.

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

I really hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful inspiration this week. Thank you for all the lovely comments, they are all appreciated. 

Happy hopping & shopping!! 


November Release Random Winners!

Hey & Happy Sunday!

As today is the last Uniko product release of 2016, I decided to give some random prizes to people who have joined in on the release countdown fun across social media and on the blogs. All the winners have been selected randomly, so without further ado lets announce some lucky winners...

Cornelia (fun stamping) for leaving such a lovely comment during day 1 of the sneak peeks.

Lynn Hardy for leaving such lovely comments on the blog, design team blogs and Facebook during the whole countdown!

Jytte for leaving such lovely comments on the blog, design team blogs and Facebook during the whole countdown!

Carol M (cm) for leaving such lovely comments on the blog, design team blogs, Instagram and Facebook during the whole countdown!

Please send me an email to along with your mailing address and I will get a prize on it's way to you! 

Thank you to everyone who has joined in on the Uniko November Release fun, there is still a chance to WIN the ENTRIE Release by commenting along the Release Day Blog Hop which goes live in 30 minutes!

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Introducing...Rustic Wreath


I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the November product release are well underway. We have had all the sneak peeks at the 3 clear stamp sets being released and yesterday HERE the Design Team and I introduced the first two clear stamp sets.

So, without further ado lets get to it! Today we are introducing you to the last clear stamp set being released called Rustic Wreath.

Now, hop along all the Design Team blogs and be sure to comment along the way, as you never know you might just win a random prize! I know for sure that you won't be disappointed the Design Team have created a bountiful wealth of inspiration :)

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

I do hope you enjoyed the hop and you have enjoyed seeing some of the possibilities this set has? All the sets will be fully revealed and available to purchase HERE tomorrow Sunday 27th November at 9am GMT. 

The Design Team and I will be back tomorrow with our traditional Reveal, Release and GIVEAWAY Blog Hop!! 

Here's an outline of the release schedule:

Sneak Peeks 23rd & 24th November, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 25th & 26th November, 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! Sunday 27th November 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!

As this is our last release of 2016, I will be giving away some random prizes throughout the release countdown. To be in the chance of winning a random prize, be sure to join in on commenting along the Introducing Hops and joining in on the fun via social media such Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Winners of the random prizes will be announced Sunday 27th November at 8am GMT.

Thanks for joining in on the release fun so far and I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration! Please stop by tomorrow and join in on the Release Day FUN ;)


Friday, 25 November 2016

Have You Joined Us Yet?

* CLICK HERE to see the November Release Introduction*

Hey, have you joined us yet?

The Design Team and our Guest Designer are here today to remind you that there is still time to join in on the November Uniko challenge and our last challenge for 2016. This month we have another fun and easy challenge to spark your creativity...

You may or may not be ready for this, but everywhere you look there are BIG signs that Christmas is just around the corner! This month we are giving you a helping hand on getting a fabulous start to your Christmas creativity, whether you choose to make cards, tags or even gifts for the BIG day.

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 and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!

We have another awesome Guest Designer joining us this month, Sue from Sue's Card Craft. Sue is a regular participant in the Uniko Challenges and was the lucky winner of Challenge #36. Now check out this stunner Sue has created another beauty using Pure Florals: Poinsettia...

Isn't this just beautiful? I especially love how Sue has coloured the Poinsettia and the layout of the stamping is fabulous too. Be sure to pop on by to Sue's blog HERE and leave some love.

As always the Uniko Design Team have some festive inspiration for you too. If you look closely you might just see some sneaky peeks of the November Release ;) Celebrations for the November Release begin next week...

{Coming Soon}

CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

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 DT will choose a winner who will get a £15 gift voucher and opportunity to Guest Design.
  • 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 (GMT) on Friday 16th December (7.00pm EDT).