15 December 2023

Papercraft Challenges #101 - Christmas

Good morning, 

Welcome to the final challenge of the year for Papercraft Challenges. Challenge #101 has a theme of Christmas! 

This month we are using digital images provided by Mirtillamente. 

Looking forward to seeing your Christmas projects. Upload to the Papercraft Challenges #101 blog and check out the rest of the Design Team entries while you are there. 

The winner of this months challenge will get two digital images and the chance to be Guest Designer for a future challenge.

Much love

Steph x

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14 December 2023

Uniko Brand Ambassador Inspiration - Slimline Christmas

Morning all, 

Since my waist is not looking very slimline this Christmas, I thought I’d better make my cards slimline instead! 

This card started out with the lovely bold sentiment from the Uniko Mid Century Modern Christmas stamp set. My next plan was to use the Christmas tree from this set but I managed to temporarily lose it (later found to have dropped into a desk drawer!). So, change of plan and to keep with the trees, I chose the Uniko In The Forest stencil and two shades of distress oxide ink. Finally a cute die cut bow to finish off the card.

Sticking with trees I selected the Uniko Pop Trees stamp set (sadly now discontinued) and teamed it with a sentiment from the Uniko Festive Sentiments stamp set. 

For my last card I used Uniko Background Blocks Scandinavian Christmas stamp to create a beautiful panel to the side of the card. I then added the doves and sentiment from the Uniko Peace on Earth stamp set keeping the rest of the card CAS. 

Much love

Steph x

8 December 2023

Uniko December 2023 Reveal, Release & GIVEAWAY

Morning all, 

Thanks for joining us today as we reveal the Uniko December 2023 mini release and tell you how you can win a Uniko £20 eGift certificate. 

Background Blocks Layered Stripes

I have double stamped the Background Blocks Layered Stripes and coloured in between the lines using different colours. I then die cut the 'happy' using Uniko Big & Bold Happy dies and added the 'birthday' from the Uniko Big & Bold Happy stamp set.

Background Blocks Perspective

This is a fabulous stamp with such versatility. Here I have made a masculine themed card and it reminds me a little of 'Gotham City' and the Batman films! I also thought with a blue background we could be looking at a Spiderman themed card (my great niece is a big fan!). 

Ink & Flip Snowflake

Unlike my usual CAS style I decided to throw everything at this card (!) so I inked and flipped the Snowflake stencil using pink both times. Then I added the Uniko Let It Snow stencil also using the same pink ink. I then die cut the 'snow' from pink and white card using Uniko Big & Bold Snow die set and stamped 'Let It' from the Uniko Big & Bold stamp set. Little did I know that Vinita would create a near identical card for the introduction post yesterday! 

Now you have seen the new release in action we would love to hear what you think about it and of course you can join in our Brand Ambassador blog hop to have a chance of winning an Uniko £20 eGift certificate. 

Steph - that's me!

Much love
Steph x

7 December 2023

Uniko December 2023 Introducing - Ink & Flip Snowflake

Hi all, 

Welcome back to the third introduction day for the Uniko December mini release. Today we have a stencil and it's a festive one. It is also another one of Bev's very clever 'ink and flip' designs.

Here I have inked the stencil using Broken China Distress Oxide ink and then made the edges slightly darker using Blueprint Sketch DO ink. After cleaning the stencil I flipped it over and inked it with Seedless Preserves DO ink, using Wilted Violet DO ink on the edges. I stamped the sentiment in black ink using Uniko Festive Sentiments stamp set. Finally I added some sparkle with metallic watercolours splattered across the card (and everything else in the vicinity!).

Of course my curiosity then wondered what this stencil would look like using texture paste and I managed to remember I had this magnificent glitter paste in my stash (I created my own last year using clear gloss paste and glitter having forgotten I had purchased this beautiful stuff!). Oh my...this card is so beautiful and sparkly but it's typically hard to catch all its beauty in a photo. The sentiment is from Uniko Christmas Wishes stamp set and I just love this scrawling script. 

Now head over to the Uniko blog and check out the beautiful creations by the rest of the Brand Ambassadors as they are simply gorgeous! 

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the full release and join in with the Brand Ambassador blog hop and GIVEAWAY! 

Much love

Steph x

6 December 2023

Uniko December 2023 Introducing - Background Blocks Perspective

Hi everyone, 

Welcome back to day two of the Uniko December 2023 introductions. Today we have Background Blocks Perspective which I have to say has been lots of fun to play with!

As soon as I saw this stamp I knew I wanted to use a rainbow colour theme. This was actually my 'test' piece as you can see I've played with two different light perspectives on the left and right hand sides but I actually really liked it so decided to cut it out and use it against a backdrop of clouds which I created using the Uniko Cloud 9 stencil. It is of course, a city of high rise tower blocks rising above a cloudy sky. I have also added the tops of the tower blocks with foam pads for dimension so the finished card really does pop out at you. The sentiment is from the Uniko Simply Said Blocks stamp set.

Keeping with my rainbow theme, and this time adding even more colour, I die cut the panel and adhered it to a card blank onto which I had stamped the Uniko Background Blocks Linear. I'm so pleased with the effect these two stamps have together. I finished the card with a sentiment from the Uniko Anniversaire Arts Decoratifs stamp set.

Having played about with this stamp I can attest to its versatility. This is a great stamp to mix up with other products and for creating feminine or masculine cards (see release day for a more masculine version!). 

Check out the other amazing designs by the Brand Ambassadors on the Uniko blog and leave some lovely comments! Come back tomorrow for the final product introduction on this mini release.

Much love

Steph x

The Male Room Challenge #181 - Christmas

Good morning all, 

This month at The Male Room Challenge we are of course celebrating Christmas, so join in and show us your masculine Christmas makes.

I have made a Christmas gift box and although it incorporates pink, I think this is very suitable for a modern male. Lots of lovely die cutting and the stamp set is from Uniko called Background Builders: Winter Wonderland

Lots of very lovely inspiration by the rest of the Design Team over on The Male Room blog. Be sure to visit, leave some lovely comments and join in the festive fun! 

Much love

Steph x

5 December 2023

Uniko December 2023 Introducing Background Blocks Layered Stripes

Hello all, 

Thanks for joining us today as we introduce the first product on the Uniko December 2023 release which is called Background Blocks Layered Stripes.

Here I have kept the design simple but I have inked the background stripes in various colours which turned out to be harder then expected as I kept forgetting to remove my ink mask before stamping and making a great big smudge everywhere!! 

My next card tones down the colour a bit and teams the background block with elements from Uniko Layering Stencil Zesty and Uniko Natures Treasure II stamps and matching die set. The sentiment is from Uniko Sentiments Outlined stamp set.

So how did this product introduction suit you?! We love to know what you think so please do leave a note below and head to the Uniko blog to see what the rest of the team created. And of course come back tomorrow for the next product introduction (easily going to be one of my favourite Uniko products!).

Much love
Steph x 

4 December 2023

Uniko December 2023 Release Sneak Peeks

Good morning all, 

Here today we have the Uniko December 2023 release sneak peeks. This release is a mini one but no less fabulous than the previous ones. 

Here are the sneak peeks which consist of two stamps and one stencil.

Don't forget to come back each day for the next few days to see the full product introductions and then come back on the Friday for the full release, brand ambassador blog hop and GIVEAWAY.

Kind regards

Steph x