Saturday, 12 May 2018

Uniko Reveal, Release and GIVEAWAY Blog Hop - May 2018

Hi there and thanks for visiting me again today!

So you've had the Sneaky Peeks and Introductions and now we have the BIG Reveal, Release and GIVEAWAY of this month's new goodies from Uniko

If you're lucky enough to have a ticket for the Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight for today then be sure to pop along to the Uniko stand to say hello and all these new goodies, that we've been introducing you to in the last week or so, will be available to buy! Yeah!

Here's my cards showcasing these fabulous sets and they are now available in the shop HERE and waiting for you to buy!

This first one uses a combination of older mini images by Uniko along with the Natures Treasures II stencil, Simply Said Blocks II set and Originally Organics Additions Designer Dies, all of which are being released this time.




These two use the Stylised Flower stencil with the 'Have a ... Day' sentiment stamps above from the Celebrate with Cake set, 'Happy' below from the Festive Sentiments  and the bees and 'Day' from the Bee Happy set being released this month. I received my first pot of Nuvo Glimmer Paste this week and couldn't wait to play with it so I inked up 2 panels of water coloured cardstock with Distress Oxides (blue/green above and pink/yellow below) before adding the paste through the stencil. 

As we've got a 'bee' theme sort of going on this month I decided to use some Hexagan stitched dies by Die-namics to feature on these ones. 



As well as the regular Design Team we're also joined by Anna of urascrap who is the Uniko Guest Designer for May so do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word. 

So all that's left for me to do is set you off on the traditional Design Team Blog Hop and wish you luck. All the details you need are on the Uniko blog HERE so if you get lost along the way just head back there.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed being introduced to these new goodies from Uniko and I've added the images of the various products below. 

Have fun and happy shopping.

   

   
   
   
   
Sarah

Less is More #371

Hello my crafty friends, it's time to announce our latest challenge at Less is More and it's our COLOUR challenge for the next fortnight.

All the details are on the main challenge blog HERE so onto the challenge itself and here's our cue card followed my cards. 



I've 2 cards to share with you today, which both use the It's a Wonderful Pennant set by Winnie and Walter (our brand new sponsor for this month). I think it's supposed to be a Christmas Tree set if used as expected but I decided to 'think outside the box' and made little party/clown hats with pom-poms on top for the first one with a sentiment by Uniko. 



This one uses the same set but just one of the 'Christmas tree' images to create a geometric pattern. The sentiment is also by Winnie and Walter from the 'Big and Bold You' set. I coloured 2 strips of card with Promarkers in coordinating shades of yellow and blue for a little extra detail to the card.



As always there's loads of fabulous designs from my fellow teamies  over on the Less is More blog HERE and as mentioned above our sponsor for this challenge is Winnie and Walter so do play along for a chance of a prize, which we'll announce next month. 


I hope you'll feel inspired to play along with and have some crafty fun along the way.

If you happen to be at the Happy Stampers Festival at Port Sunlight today then do pop along to say 'Hi' as I'm helping out on the Uniko stand with a few of the Design Team. It's a great day out and I love to see all those happy crafty folks who share this hobby. 

I'll also be back with another post in an hour (Mr Blogger dependent as he's on scheduling duty today) with the BIG reveal, release and GIVEAWAY of this month's new goodies from Uniko



Thanks for calling by today and catch up soon!

Sarah

Friday, 11 May 2018

Uniko - Introducing Explosion! Collection Designer Dies

Hi there, 

Today is the final introduction to the latest products being released from Uniko this month and all these beautiful products will be available from 12th May, to coincide with the Happy Little Stampers Festival on Saturday and available to purchase in the online store too. 

This collection of dies coordinates with the previously released Explosion and Explosion Additions sets. Unfortunately I ran out of time to play with this one for long but there's endless options I thought of that I'll hopefully get around to in the next few weeks. 


So an explosion of Altenew inks teamed with the sets and some matching Promarkers to create this cartoon style card. Some elements are popped up on the 3d foam for added dimension and I love that we've now got the bold 'BAM' and 'WOW' as dies alongside the explosions. 


As well as the regular Design Team we're joined by Anna of urascrap who is the Uniko Guest Designer for May so do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word. 

The release schedule, can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well as links and peeks at how my fellow teamies have worked their magic!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for the BIG reveal, release and giveaway!

YIPPEE!

Sarah

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Uniko - Introducing Originally Organics Additions Designer Dies

Hi there, 

I'm back again today to introduce you to the first of the Designer Dies being released  this month from Uniko. All these beautiful products, which we've been teasing you with in the last few days will be available to coincide with the Happy Little Stampers Festival on Saturday, 12th May and available to purchase in the online store too. 

This collection of dies is an eagerly awaited set for me in particular as I love the set and it's not the easiest to fuzzy cut so having this little addition to my set makes life so much easier! I've 2 cards to share using the set and first up I've gone with a shaker card and a sentiment from the Just Because set, introduced on Monday.


To start with I embossed all of the images and sentiment in Sterling Silver embossing powder by Stampendous before colouring with Promarkers, then assembling the shaker card. Here's a close up as most of the sequins fell to the bottom for the photo above! 


I'd like to link this one up at the latest Flower Challenge where they are looking for 'Vellum or Acetate'


Next up I die-cut the heart image and some of the other little flowers from the set plus some bees from the Bee Happy set, also being released this time. Coloured all the images with Promarkers then added a 'bee' sentiment from the Bee Happy set. 



As well as the regular Design Team we're joined by Anna of urascrap who is the Uniko Guest Designer for May so do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word. 

The release schedule, can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well as links and peeks at how my fellow teamies have worked their magic!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for the final introductions before the BIG reveal, release and giveaway on Saturday!

Sarah

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Uniko - Introducing Flower Power #8

Hi there, 

Thanks again for visiting as I introduce you to the last of the stamp sets in the latest release of new products from Uniko! It's dies tomorrow! All the new goodies will be available to coincide with the Happy Little Stampers Festival on Saturday, 12th May and available to purchase in the online store too. 

Here's the latest in the Flower Power range of floral sets from Uniko and I've teamed it with the Stylised Floral stencil, introduced yesterday. 



As well as the regular Design Team we're joined by Anna of urascrap who is the Uniko Guest Designer for May so do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word. 

The release schedule, can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well as links and peeks at how my fellow teamies have worked their magic!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for more introductions.


Sarah

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Uniko - Introducing Stylised Floral Stencil

Hi there, 

Thanks for joining me again today as I tease / introduce you to another of the new stencils in the latest release of new products from Uniko, all of which will be available to coincide with the Happy Little Stampers Festival on Saturday, 12th May and available to purchase in the online store too. 

Here's the Stylised Floral Stencil which I've teamed with a mini swarm of bees from the Bee Happy set too.



As well as the regular Design Team we're joined by Anna of urascrap who is the Uniko Guest Designer for May so do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word. 

The release schedule, can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well as links and peeks at how my fellow teamies have worked their magic!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for more introductions.

Sarah

Monday, 7 May 2018

Uniko - Introducing Just Because & Large French Script Background

Hello there friends

Hopefully you're enjoying our teasers and introductions in preparation for the latest release of new products from Uniko, all of which will be available to coincide with the Happy Little Stampers Festival on Saturday, 12th May and available to purchase in the online store too. 

Over the next few days we'll introduce you to the new goodies in a little more detail and today we're sharing our creations using 2 more of the new stamp sets; Just Because and Large French Script Background.

As well as the regular Design Team we're also joined by Anna of urascrap who is the Uniko Guest Designer for May so do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word. 

Here's how I've played with these new sets:


Once again using a similar colour palette as yesterday using Altenew Inks for the first card and Distress Oxides in the second one. I've used an almost symmetrical pattern of stamping for the first card by rotating my card in the misti and re-stamping the image in various colours. The French Script Background was inked in a very subtle blue colour with additional sentiments stamped on top. 


This one uses an inky blended background of Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron. I've also inked the script background in the same colours and stamped on top. Once dry I've added the silhouette image and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 


The release schedule, can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well as links and peeks at how my fellow teamies have worked their magic!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back tomorrow for more introductions.


Sarah

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Uniko - Introducing Bee Happy!

Hello there friends

Hopefully you're enjoying our teasers and introductions in preparation for the latest release of new products from Uniko, all of which will be available to coincide with the Happy Little Stampers Festival on Saturday, 12th May and available to purchase in the online store too. 

Over the next few days we'll introduce you to the new goodies in a little more detail and today I'm sharing my creations using the new Bee Happy stamp set. Some of the Design Team will also feature another new stencil, called Honeycomb Pattern.

As well as the regular Design Team we're joined by Anna of urascrap who is the Uniko Guest Designer for May so do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word. 

Here's how I've been playing:


I seem to have a thing going for this colour combo during the release ... but I may break the mould later in the week - you'll just have to keep visiting to find out! 

So the first card uses images purely from the Bee Happy stamp set, coloured with Promarkers and a little Glamour Dust to the bee's wings although it's not so apparent on the photo. 



For this one I've teamed the bee and another sentiment from the set with the Natures Treasures II stencil and Simply Blocks II, featured yesterday. 


The release schedule, can be found over on the Uniko blog HERE as well as links and peeks at how my fellow teamies have worked their magic!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll be back on Wednesday for more introductions.


Sarah