Friday, 23 February 2018

Introducing... Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil

Hey!

Welcome to the first day of the product introductions. This is the exciting bit, where you get to see the sneak peeks in action! 

Today myself and the Design Teams are introducing 3 of the February / 6th Birthday Release products, Birthday Sentiments, Background Blocks Party Confetti & Balloon Bash Stencil. As you can see by the titles, they all have a birthday / celebratory theme to them.

It's a BIG hop as all the Design Team are joining in today, so get comfy, grab a drink and be sure to hop around all the Design Team blogs for a TON of inspiration and leave comments along your way to be in the chance of winning some random prizes! 



Sarah P


Wiebke 


WOW!

Wasn't that a colourful and inspirational hop?! I sure enjoyed it and I hope you did too?! I'd LOVE to know which is your favourite product that you've seen in action today!

That's all for today, but be sure to pop back tomorrow for the next product introductions and LOTS more inspiration.


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 20th - 22nd February, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 23rd - 27th, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Wednesday 28th February 9am GMT 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!

Hugs

Thursday, 22 February 2018

February 2018 & Uniko's 6th Birthday Release Sneak Peeks Day 3

Hey!

Welcome back to Day 3 and the last day of the Sneak Peeks for the February 2018 & Uniko's 6th Birthday Release! I hope you enjoyed the first two days peeks, but if you missed them, you can catch up HERE and HERE

Hopefully you have enjoyed the 6th Birthday Celebrations so far too, with the Treasure Hunt and the current Birthday Linky Party, there is still time to join in on this HERE.

Anyway, how about these last peeks at the new products available on the 28th. Todays peeks all have a floral theme...




How about an addition to the Spring Botanicals floral series? This one is set to be a 'go to' for a variety of Spring themed cards, including the Uniko Welsh customers and those who celebrate St. Davids Day out there! 




The last of the clear stamp sets for this release is a super fun doodle floral with some kind sentiments, it has become my current 'go to' floral set! 

Lastly for this release here are the final two stencil sneak peeks...






I'll give a random prize to someone who can guess the clear stamp sets these stencils coordinate with from the peeks! If you know your Uniko products you are sure to guess them both from this little peeks ;)

That's all the peeks I have to share with you, which means that tomorrow the Design Team & I will be introducing the new products with some beautiful inspiration!


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 20th - 22nd February, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 23rd - 27th, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Wednesday 28th February 9am GMT 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

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

February 2018 & Uniko's 6th Birthday Release Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hey!

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Sneak Peeks for the February 2018 & Uniko's 6th Birthday Release! I . hope you enjoyed yesterdays peeks, but if you missed them, you can catch up HEREHopefully you have enjoyed the 6th Birthday Celebrations so far with the Treasure Hunt and the current Birthday Linky Party, there is still time to join in on this HERE.

Anyway, how about some peeks at the new products available on the 28th. Todays peeks bar one, all have a music theme...




First up is this little clear stamp set features some lovely music themed quotes and fun musical accents. 

Next is another addition to the Background Blocks series. This stamp is sure to add some colour and fun to not just music themed creations.




Lastly, I am sharing peeks at two more of the 5 new Uniko Stencils. First up is a peek at the larger stencil version of the Background Block in the peek above! 





And lastly, a fun starry stencil that I have designed to coordinate with the previously release Background Builders: Seeing Stars, I can't wait to share some creations using it! 




That's all the peeks I have to share with you today, but I will be back tomorrow with more!


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 20th - 22nd February, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 23rd - 27th, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Wednesday 28th February 9am GMT 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

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches #260 - Colours

Hey!

Welcome back to another fun challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches. Patricia is your hostess for February and this week HERE she has this fun colour combo to inspire you...




I wasn't sure which way to go with these colours, even though I think it is a lovely colour combination. When I have lack of inspiration at the moment, my 'go to' technique is direct to stamp colouring. It's relaxing and so much fun when you have a few colours to use.

Here is what I came up with...




I decided to do the direct to stamp colouring with the Large Scattered Polka Dot background, it's an easy technique when you've all the colours in the Stampin' Up! markers too! 

Once I had coloured and stamped my panel, I needed a sketch to help me complete the card! So I turned to the current CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge seen HERE and below for my layout.




As I am busy making and creating using the upcoming Uniko February Release, I couldn't help using one of the new floral designs being released. It's currently a new FAVE and I can't stop coming up with ideas on how to use it!! 




Finally I finished the design off with a sentiment from Simply Said Blocks and added a enamel dot to the centre of the flower.

That's all from me today, I hope thatI have inspired you to join in on the challenge?! If you need a little more inspiration, pop on over HERE to see what the CC&S Design Team have created.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs

February 2018 & Uniko's 6th Birthday Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

WhooHoo!

Yep, that's right the time has come to start the countdown to February 2018 & Uniko's 6th Birthday Release! Hopefully you have enjoyed the 6th Birthday Celebrations so far with the Treasure Hunt and the current Birthday Linky Party, there is still time to join in on this HERE.

Anyway, how about some peeks at the new products available on the 28th. Todays 3 peeks are all birthday/celebration themed, but I am sure they will have uses for other occasions too!




First up is a peek at a sentiment clear stamp set. If you LOVE Festive Sentiments, which was released back in October 2017, then I think you may just LOVE this too ;)




Next is another addition to the Background Blocks series and a stamp that is sure to breathe new life into some older Uniko clear stamp sets! 

Lastly, I am sharing a peek at one of the 5 new Uniko Stencils...




That's all the peeks I have to share with you today, but I will be back tomorrow with more!


Release Schedule...

Sneak Peeks 20th - 22nd February, these little teasers give you hints at what is in store!

Introducing 23rd - 27th, here you will see a closer look at the products being released with a daily blog hop with the Uniko DT.

Release Day! Wednesday 28th February 9am GMT 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

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Introducing... The Uniko Stencil Design Team!

Hey!

Welcome back to another exciting weekend here at Uniko HQ. Along with all the Uniko 6th Birthday Celebrations and preparation for the February 2018 6th Birthday Release, I finally get to spill the beans and introduce The Uniko Stencil Design Team!

I think it took me nearly 2 years to get this new product from dream to reality and with the help of Sarah G, I launched the first Uniko Stencils back HERE in October 2017. With so many ideas for stencils and wanting to add these to the Uniko inventory I felt I needed a team to help me. So Sarah and I got to planning and I am happy to introduce them all to you...

Leading the Stencil Design Team is Sarah G, I am super stoked to be welcoming Sarah back into the Uniko family.




Hello!  It is me again :)  I was a member of the Uniko DT until quite recently and just couldn't stay away....I love trying out lots of different techniques and effects with stencils so was really excited when Bev decided to add stencils to Uniko's fab range of designs.  I am also really excited to be designing alongside the rest of the super talented stencil design team and my old teamies on the stamp team.  I am looking forward to showing how well the stamps and stencils play together and getting inky in the process.  I have typically focused on CAS designs until more recently when I have enjoyed experimenting with mixed media and layered designs so I hope to bring a bit of both to the Uniko blog!  You can find more about me and my style at http://funkyfossildesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ - it would be great to see you there.




Next up is Julie, I am sure many of you are familiar with and know Julie from her inspirational creativity in blogland. I am super happy that another wonderful Uniko customer is joining the team and Uniko family.




Hi, I'm so pleased to be asked to join this fab group of ladies here at Uniko and to work with the new line of stencils. For those who don't know me, I'm a retired primary school teacher who in later years specialised in art. I loved this as I could play everyday at work with the kids, aged from 7 -11 years old, trying new techniques and fostering in them a love of art. When I was forced to retire due to ill health, I took up card making and scrapbooking and I haven't looked back! Through blogging, I've made friends with lots of like minded people from all over the world and even been lucky enough to meet some of them too, including some of the Uniko team.

As well as blogging and entering card challenges, I'm very competitive having played in tennis and badminton leagues before retiring, I love to read detective fiction, pottering in the garden and doing the occasional bit of dressmaking and patchwork. I have 2 grown up children and 2 gorgeous grandsons who keep me busy and the eldest one's hectic social whirl gives me an outlet for my cards!

Ask about my style and I would probably say CAS but I love watercolouring and incorporating die cuts in my projects, colouring with Copics and pencils and getting inky too! Basically anything that appeals to and inspires me. You'll get an idea of my style by checking out my blog https://handcraftedbyjules.blogspot.co.uk.




My next introduction to the Stencil Design Team is Wiebke. I was so happy to meet Wiebke back in December 2017 at the first Uniko Stamping Retreat :) Not only did Wiebke amaze me by travelling all the way from Germany to attend, but I fell in love with her creative style and the friendship we formed in such a short amount of time :) 




Hi, I'm Wiebke,
Spelling-help for all non-Germans: The "ie" is like "ee" in "bee", the "e" at the end is more like the "e" in the word "end". Syllabified in Wieb-ke. (It's also here in Germany a not-so-typical name.)

I was so thrilled when Beverley asked me to join in the new Stencil-DT and be part of the heartfelt friendly and super creative Uniko-Family! I was a Guest-Designer before, but this is my first spot in a Design Team.

I live in Germany, between Berlin and Potsdam together with my six-headed family. I'm a crafter for my whole life and I tried (and still do) many different kind of art and DIYs almost every day. 2011 I started card making with just a few supplies and this hobby became a big addiction with lots of stuff!

I'm not sure if I have a typical style - I think I havn't just one. CAS is great, action in every way is fun, special effects like LED are awesome! I love many different materials and techniques - be thrilled to experiment with both. But my favourites are definitely stencils, stamps and intense, bright colours. I'm inspired from all things around and I often enjoy to take part in different Challenges.

My other big hobby I share with my whole family - hubby Hartmut and my kids Paul (2003/01), Vincent (2008/11), Stella (2010/05) and hopefully soon also with little Milo (2016/08). We are a boardgamer-family! We play, collect, change and develop games. Hartmut is a game-author and we all support him with game testing, ideas for improvements and I often help to create the prototypes.

In the rest of my free time I write my blog, love to photograph, to read detective stories or funny books, work and craft in my garden and in the house, decorate and re-arrange in every room. Cooking, baking and eating with friends and family is a pleasure!

Let's get crafty - hope you'll be inspired by the cards on my KomMa-designed-blog 





Lastly, but by no means least I am super happy to be welcoming another Uniko customer and well known creative inspiration to the Stencil Design Team, Linda.




Hi everyone, 

My name’s Linda (aka LindyLou) and I’m so proud to be part of the UNIKO Stencil Design Team.  

For those who don’t already know me, I’m married to my best friend Stephen, have two fabulous grown up kids, and I’m Grandma to a delicious bundle of fun called Alex.  

Since 2011 we’ve lived on the Isle of Man.  A beautiful little island in the Irish Sea ….. nesting between the UK and Ireland, and is famous for the TT Races.

My passion is paper crafting and cardmaking.  It all started out as a hobby, over 15 years ago now, and has since taken over my life ….. and most of the house! I love playing with inks and paints,  stencils and rubber stamps, and I love anything from CAS (clean and simple) cards to grunge and shabby chic home decor …….. along with everything in between! 

I’m so lucky to have the time to spend doing what I love. You’ll find me in my craft room most days, and you can see the results on my blog ……… http://lindylou-lifeinthecraftlane.blogspot.com

I love a new challenge and I’m really looking forward to being part of this fab team.




I am sure you are excited and as happy as I am to see these new additions to the Uniko Team and I am already looking forward to seeing more inspiration from all these talented and creative ladies in the coming days as they join me and The Uniko Clear Stamp DT with the February 2018 6th Birthday Release! 

Until then, be sure to hop on over to their blogs via the links below to see more inspiration and to leave them some welcome love.


As it is Uniko's Birthday month, I will be randomly selecting SIX lucky comments from each of the blogs to receive a Uniko Stencil Prize! 

Don't forget there is still time to join in on the Uniko Treasure Hunt HERE and The Uniko 6th Birthday Linky Party HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs


Friday, 16 February 2018

Uniko 6th Birthday Linky Party!

Hey!

I've finally found a little time and energy to get back here on the blog and share some more inspiration and another FUN birthday celebration! It's been a busy half term week here at Uniko HQ with no nursery for The Beans, which means mummy duties have taken priority and many an activity and adventure has been had ;)

Anyway, it wouldn't be a birthday celebration without a PARTY, right? With the success of last years Birthday Linky Party, I thought it would be lovely to host another. 

Simply create a birthday card, any theme, any style and using any product you like and link it up via the linky below. You don't have to use Uniko products, but I'd LOVE to see you using your Uniko stash and there is an extra opportunity to win a prize if you do ;) Before I get to those, how about a little creative inspiration...




This was one of the cards I created back when I made my Uniko 6th Birthday Treasure Hunt cards that I have shared HERE. There is still time to join in on the Treasure Hunt, which starts over HERE.

I was totally inspired by the Pantone Colour of 2018, Ultraviolet and I really enjoyed using my Altenew inks and Uniko Style clear stamp set to create this layered floral design. 

Ok, so now that I have hopefully inspired you, how about the prizes to inspire you to join in a little bit more?! 

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing (any value)
  • Top 4 Chosen By DT - In Stock £4 Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing

A total of SIX chances to win! 

I do hope you will join in on the celebration and link up your birthday card via the link below. The link up will close at 10pm GMT on Friday 16th March 2018. Winners will be announced  few days after.
I look forward to seeing you in the gallery, Hugs