31 July 2023

Uniko July/August 2023 Release Sneak Peeks


Welcome to the Christmas in July Uniko July / August sneak peeks!! 

But before we get into that, don't forget that Bev is offering a 10% discount on Christmas products until 31st July, that's today so go now to the Uniko shop (but remember to come back for the sneak peeks!).

So now for those tantalising sneak peeks (and I can confirm they are such great products - as always of course!):

Hmm, might this one be just the job for those 'production line' Christmas cards...

Just look at that gorgeous lettering...

Some mid-century gorgeousness here.

More in my favourite font. It's just the right size for my sentiment placements every time! 

Ooo is this another background block we see? An addition to the art deco range.

And of course, a stencil (and this one is really rather clever, just you wait and see).

So of course you must come back for the next 5 days to see the amazing introductions and on the 6th day there will be the full line up, product release and GIVEAWAY! See you tomorrow!

Much love
Steph x

18 July 2023

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Pure Florals : Gerbera

Good morning, 

For my Uniko Brand Ambassador post this month I wanted to use a big floral but keep the colour scheme simple with just pink, black and white / silver.

My first card uses black ink to stamp Uniko Pure Florals: Gerbera onto pink card. I teamed this with Uniko Sentiments Outlined which I filled in using a silver gel pen. Finally I added pink enamel dots and layered the panel onto a black card blank.

Next up I swapped the pink card for black and the black card blank for a light pink one! I heat embossed the Gerbera using white powder, masked and stamped the leaves before heat embossing those in white too. I added light pink pencil to the floral and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using light pink powder. The sentiment is from Uniko Doodle Flowers stamp set. 

My final card for today sticks with the colour theme but this time I have used white watercolour card and brushed three areas with pink. I over stamped these with Gerbera's and layered the panel onto a black card blank. I heat embossed Uniko Birthday Sentiments onto black card and adhered this to the panel. 

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have gained some ideas for creating with Uniko Pure Florals: Gerbera stamp set yourself. 

Much love

Steph x

15 July 2023

Papercraft Challenges #96 - Summer Fun

Hi everyone, 

This month at Papercraft Challenges our theme is 'Summer Fun'. 

When I think of summer, this fantastic Block Party Summer stamp from Uniko pops into my mind as it captures the essence of summer at the beach. 

I wanted to create a 'no line' look so I inked the stamp up in bands of colour and then used the same colours of alcohol markers to fill in the images. I then continued the banded theme by layering the main image onto a panel made up of three bands of coloured card. 

Head over to the Papercraft Challenges blog and check out the fantastic inspiration from the rest of the design team and join in with challenge #96. This month's challenge is sponsored by Little Crafts and the winners prize this month is a surprise! 

Much love
Steph x

5 July 2023

The Male Room Challenge #176 - Travel

Hey there! 

This month's challenge at The Male Room focuses on Travel:

Lots of scope here I think. Could be a holiday destination, could be a method of travel...I went with good old fashioned walking! Something we do a lot more of now we have a dog! These walking boots look a lot cleaner than mine however. 

I have stamped, coloured and fussy cut the images before layering them onto a patterned paper background. I'm always looking of ways to use up some of my ridiculously large patterned paper stash and this one fit the theme perfectly! 

What take on the theme will you come up with for your project? Upload them at The Male Room Challenge #176 and check out the fantastic inspiration by the rest of the Design Team whilst you are there.

Much love

Steph x