28 October 2023

Uniko Oct Release in Review

Morning all, 

Did you enjoy the wonderful and varied Uniko October release? Well we are back today with a release in review post as not all the Brand Ambassadors were able to take part on release day. 

Let’s have a recap of the fabulous products on this release:

Keeping to the order of the product pictures above, these are some more cards I made using them:

As always the Uniko stamps are fabulous quality and really versatile, easily matching with other Uniko products and other brands too. My absolute favourite from this release is the Remembrance set. Those poppies are so lovely to colour (in whatever medium you choose) and pack such an impact on the card. 

There’s lots more inspiration from the rest of the fabulous Uniko Brand Ambassadors over on the Uniko blog, or simply follow the links below. Leave some lovely comments and you could win yourself a £20 eGift voucher. 

Steph - that’s me!

Much love
Steph x

17 October 2023

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Snowflakes

Good morning everyone, 

We seem to be having a mix of weather in the UK from heat waves to all of a sudden very cold and autumnal weather and then back to warm weather again. So I thought I'd throw in a few snowflakes just to remind us that Christmas isn't all that far away...yes I'm trying to ignore that fact too! 

My initial idea was to have three beautiful inked panels peeking through a die cut aperture of the snowflake but I really didn't like it once I had done so I resurrected the remainder of the panel and inset a beautiful silver snowflake instead. Here I have used Uniko Let It Snow stencil with white ink and Uniko Sparkling Snowflake die. The sentiment is from the Uniko Christmas Sentiments stamp set. 

My next cards are slightly different as I didn't have enough of the remaining inked panels to use as above. So I adapted the design and used the snowflakes cut from the panels instead. 

I like the patterned snowflakes against the plain card base for some CAS cards ready for Christmas. For these cards I have use Uniko Christmas Folk Snowflake stencil and Uniko In The Forest stencil.

Much love
Steph x

15 October 2023

Papercraft Challenges #99 - Halloween

Good morning all, 

Thanks for joining me today as we embark upon a new challenge at Papercraft Challenges with the theme of 'Halloween'. 

As this challenge is sponsored by Dr.Digi's House of Stamps I have used one of their Halloween images which can be found on their website here.

The winner of this challenge will receive 2 digi stamps from Dr Digi's as their prize so head over to the Papercraft Challenges blog to join in the fun! 

Much love

Steph x

7 October 2023

Uniko Oct Release Reveal, Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY!

I hope you have all been enjoying Bev’s introductions to the Oct release all this week? If you’ve missed any you can find them here, here, here and here!

So first for the product reveal today we have Uniko Big & Bold Thank / s / ful. This adds to the ‘Big & Bold’ series and has lots of elements to play around with to create the perfect sentiment.

BIG & BOLD thank/s/ful  £11
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

I thought the main sentiment might be big enough to hold my Wow! One Hundred and One embossing powder and thankfully (no pun intended) I was right as I hardly get to use this embossing ‘powder’. The grains are much larger than regular powder and it’s really hard to get it to stick to the embossing ink, plus it’s no good for detailed stamps. But it worked great here over my ink blended strip. I wasn’t intending on adding the die cut hearts but I managed to make a smudge to the top left just as I was finishing up (annoying!). 

Next up on the release we have Uniko Autumn Serenade which also adds to the lovely ‘Serenade’ series with its cascading beauty.

Autumn Serenade £11
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Of course I had to use the colours of autumn here and I was able to carefully ink up different parts of the stamp in different colours before stamping onto the white card. I love the script of the word Autumn in this set too. 

Now for an addition to the florals in the Uniko store and this one is a beauty called Remembrance.

Remembrance £11
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

This is such a lovely stamp to colour (not so lovely to fussy cut though 😂). I have teamed it with a sentiment from the Uniko Simply Said Blocks II stamp set. 

And finally for this release we have an addition to the ‘Framed’ series in the form of Uniko Framed Snowflakes. 

Framed - Snowflakes £11
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

My card is not that dissimilar to Bev’s on the introduction post but I can assure you we hadn’t seen each others cards before we made these!! I created a ombré ink blended panel onto which I heat embossed the Framed Snowflakes stamp. The sentiment is from the Uniko Christmas Wishes stamp set. 

And that’s it for the release this month but don’t forget to join in with the Brand Ambassador blog hop and you could win the entire release! 

Steph - that’s me!

Hope you have fun along your journey!

Much love

Steph x

4 October 2023

The Male Room Challenge #179 - Get Well Soon


This month at The Male Room challenge we are looking for your masculine Get Well Soon cards. 

I went for the classic get well fruit bowl! This stamp set is super fun and is from Funky Fossil. 

I used alcohol markers to colour each fruit in before fussy cutting and arranging onto the card front. 

What theme will you go with for your Get Well card, or will you choose to do a pattern rather than a theme? CAS or lots of layering? Anything is acceptable as long as it meets the theme and is masculine. Check out the rest of the Design Team’s makes over on The Male Room blog for even more inspiration.

Much love

Steph x