Tuesday, 21 February 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #211

* This is my 2nd post today, if you have come for the Uniko February & 5th Birthday Introduction of Originally Organic Additions CLICK HERE*

Hey!

This month over at CAS Colours & Sketches, we have the lovely Jane as hostess and as usual Jane has some FAB challenges for us. This week another color challenge HERE and seen below. 





We've used Stampin' Up colour names for reference; however, you may use any companies' products for your cards as long as you match our colours as closely as possible. You may also use neutral colours (white, cream, kraft, brown, grey, or black) for card layers, sentiments, and image outlines. However, in order to be considered for our weekly winners, you must not use any other colours.

Don't forget to keep your creation CAS too ;)

This is what I came up with using the colours...




When I saw the colours I knew they were perfect to use for the clear stamp set Originally Organic Additions, which the Uniko Design Team and I are introducing today HERE. So I set to making another card using the colours.




I've opted for a one layer card. I simply stamped the heart wreath in Cucumber Crush, offsetting the image over the side of the card slightly for interest, but making sure the sentiment would still fit inside. I then filled in the gaps stamping two of the outline flowers in Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach.

Anyway, be sure to check out all the Design Team inspiration HERE on the CAS Colours & Sketches blog and I hope to see you in the gallery :) Challenge End Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time/11:00 p.m. London U.K. time Monday, January 13, 2017

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Supplies:-
Uniko Clear Stamps Flower Power #6Background Builders: Vines and Simply Said II
Ink: Stampin' Up! Rose Red and VersaFine Onyx Black
Card: Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Markers Cherry Cobbler and Sweet Sugarplum Enamel Dots

Introducing... Originally Organic Additions

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the February & 5th Birthday product release are well underway. Yesterday the Design Team and I introduced Block Party Birthday. If you missed it you can catch up HERE.

Today, we are back with the introduction of Originally Organic Additions - YAY! Originally Organic was introduced back in Sept/Oct last year HERE and I also had a feature and digital stamp collection in Simply Cards & Papercrafts HERE.

As both the clear stamps and digital stamps were so popular I decided to turn a few of the digital stamps into physical ones...




As you can see the main heart wreath from the digital stamps featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts was turned into a physical stamp :) I purposefully kept the heart large so it fills a card blank but in a clean and simple way! I've also kept blank areas around the heart wreath, so that you can fill them mixing and matching the smaller florals from both clear stamp sets. On this card I have only used stamps from the new Originally Organic Additions.




I've used some new to me Lawn Fawn inks and I also added in a few enamel dots, some sparkly crystal Nuvo to the circle trios and stamens of the flowers and finally some bakers twine.

Now, be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a 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 Beverley



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 have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 25th February at 9am GMT.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th 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 25th February 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 this new clear stamp set :)

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Monday, 20 February 2017

Introducing... Block Party Birthday

YAY!

I'm SO happy that you have stopped by today, as here at Uniko preparations for the February & 5th Birthday 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.

Today we are introducing a new to Uniko style of stamp called Block Party. The first stamp in this series is appropriately named Block Party Birthday...




As you can see, the stamp is one BIG block, measuring 9.5 x 13 cm and it is a style of Subway Art. You might recognise some images from previously released and now retired clear stamp sets. I decided to do this first card in a rainbow colour scheme, it is simply stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and I used my MISTI tool, so I could repeatedly stamp it to get a nice crisp finish. 

Sometimes with larger stamps like this one, it is hard to get even pressure across the whole stamp and get a clean image first time. With using the MISTI tool the stamped image is kept in place and you can repeatedly stamp and ink up as many times as needed.




I was thrilled to discover that some shiny star embellishments I have in my stash were the perfect size to place over the row of stars in the image :)

Now, be sure to hop along all the Design Team blogs and leave a 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 Beverley



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 have enjoyed the hop and seeing the possibilities this clear stamp set has? This set along with the four others we are introducing this week will be available HERE for you to purchase on Saturday 25th February at 9am GMT.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th 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 25th February 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 this new clear stamp set :)

Hugs

Sunday, 19 February 2017

February 2017 & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks Day 2

WhooHoo!

The Uniko 5th Birthday Celebrations are now in FULL swing. Yesterday I shared the first 2 sneak peeks of the FIVE clear stamps being released this month and today I get to show you the last of the 'official' sneak peeks.

Ok, lets get to these peeks...




This first peek is BANG on trend! It is another new 'style' stamp being added to the Uniko Clear Stamp line up called Background Blocks. This has SO many possibilities and can be paired with SO many clear stamps from florals to masculine images. Which leads me nicely onto the next peek...




Now, if you are a long time fan and follower of Uniko, you might just recognise the font and design in this peek ;) This set again is BANG on trend and pairs perfectly with the previously released Explosion! clear stamp set.

Lastly but by no means least I have listened to your requests and suggestions for this clear stamp set...





Again, if you have been following me and Uniko for some time, you will know my LOVE of Scandinavian design and before our 4th Birthday celebrations I shared a post HERE called Uniko...way back to the beginning! Anyway, this little mini set is inspired by my all time favourite design and I can't wait to show you the possibilities of this set!

Ok, so that is all the peeks and tomorrow the FUN begins as the Design Team and I start the product introductions.

Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 18th - 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 20th - 24th 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 25th February 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! Hope to see you back tomorrow?!

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Uniko Sponsors AAA Cards!

Hey!

I'm super duper pleased you have popped back today as again we have LOTS more fun to share with you! 

This post is simply awesome! As myself and Uniko are proud to be sponsoring the challenge  over at AAA Cards this fortnight. This fortnight the challenge HERE is Watercolour...




The Uniko Design Team and myself have joined in on the fun and created some watercolour inspiration for you...



CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley



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 Sarah G



CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

That's all from the Uniko DT and myself for now, but be sure to head on over HERE to see what the AAA Cards Design Team have created to inspire you and to join in on the fun too. I hope to see you in the gallery!

I'll be back AGAIN soon with Day 2 of the February & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks ;)

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Super FREE Saturday Returns!

* This is my 2nd post this morning, if you missed the February 2017 Release Sneak Peeks click HERE*


Hey!

Yep, those of you who have been following Uniko for a while may remember a feature I had a few years ago called Super FREE Saturday. It was a featured I did roughly every month, where I  designed a little digital freebie for you all to use. Some were pre coloured, ready to print and cut others were outline images for you to colour.

Anyway, I thought I would reintroduce the feature and again it will be every other month in between releases. I know it IS release month this month, but we're celebrating so I couldn't resist having an 'extra' freebie for you all to use ;)




https://www.dropbox.com/s/scpjhn5lwly4s9o/SFS%20Feb%202017.zip?dl=0


This is a is a beautiful design especially for those who like to colour! It is called 'happy roses' and is a compilation design from a number of Uniko clear stamp sets, Flower Power #6 and Originally Organic. They pair up beautifully ;)

I've created a couple of samples to inspire you and show you how they can be used...




 This first card both the floral design and sentiment are printed onto white card stock and I have simply coloured the design with Copic Markers. I used a total of 5 markers and just did simple flat colouring.




My next card is again a one layer card. This time I printed the floral design onto Kraft card stock and coloured it in using Prismacolour pencils. 




I opted for two shades of yellow, so that the roses would really 'pop' against the Kraft card stock. The sentiment is stamped and is also a little sneak at a sentiment from a set we will be introducing on Tuesday ;)




Sarah G here crashing the Uniko blog....I love the colouring that Bev has done on this gorgeous image.  I have focused on the digi as an outline image by foiling in gold and hot pink:



Foiling is really hard to pick up in a decent photo but I hope you can see it!  I have more over at my blog....back over to Bev :)

Deborah here to crash the party too! Well, why not? I made a card using these pretty flowers too. Details on my blog:


I'd LOVE to see what you create using this digital stamp! Tag @unikoltd on Facebook and Instagram.

Or why not create a card and link up to our current Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Twist Love HERE or we have our 5th Birthday Linky Party HERE. There are FAB prizes to be won on both these posts ;)

Ok, that is all from me today but I will be back tomorrow with more Sneak Peeks to share and MORE!! 

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February 2017 & 5th Birthday Sneak Peeks Day 1

WhooHoo!
The Uniko 5th Birthday Celebrations are now in FULL swing, as today I get to show you a couple of the 'official' sneak peeks for the February 2017 Release.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this release. I treasure your patronage and support for Uniko, whether you've been here since the beginning or just a few days :)

Ok, lets get to these peeks...



First up we have a peek at a tiny section of a new 'style' of stamp, part of a collection that I am introducing to the line up of Uniko clear stamps called Block Party. I can't wait to show you the possibilities of this stamp on Monday 20th Feb ;)

Now, if you LOVE Originally Organic clear stamp set AND the FREE Digital Stamp Set featured in Simply Cards & Papercrafts back in September 2016 (available for download HERE), then I think you might just LOVE this additional clear stamp set!




The possibilities of this set on its own are fabulous, but pair it with Originally Organic and you will be set for endless possibilities!


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 18th - 19th Sept, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!
Introducing 20th - 24th 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 25th February 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!
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