Saturday, 9 March 2019

Uniko - Revisit March 2019



Hi there friends, we're having a REVIST month over at Uniko where Bev asks us to 'dig out', dust down and bring a previously released set back into the spotlight! 

As Spring is in the air 'almost' Bev has chosen the delightful Spring Botanicals Snowdrop or Daffodil sets along with the Bright Butterflies Stencil.

I've gone with the daffodils using just the outline and a sentiment from the Pure Florals Peony set. For the first one I've blended inks from my favourite set of Altenew inks 'Sweet Dreams'. It's the first time I've tried to blend with these inks and I have to say it took a while but I love the mix of colours so it was worth it.


I may decide to make a whole set of six with this design as it's quick to do, especially with the next two where I've switched to Distress Oxides which do 'blend like butter'! 




As is the tradition there's a blog hop giveaway; the prize being Spring Botanicals Daffodil set plus the Bright Butterflies stamp set and if you already own these items an alternative prize will be offered.

You'll find all the details over at Uniko HERE and here's the list of blogs you need to visit on the hop! I wish you lots of luck!

Sarah P - That's Me!
Wiebke 

Before I leave you to hop here's the image of the sets and as always thanks for visiting my blog today.

      


Sarah

Monday, 25 February 2019

Uniko - DT Inspiration: Mix & Match - Old & New

Morning Friends, just a quick post to direct you to the Uniko blog HERE where I've a DT Inspiration post using a mish-mash of old & new sets to show their versatility and different ways to use them.

Here's a little collage of my cards, using a whole host of sets but do head over to Uniko for more details on how these were created.





Thanks for calling by and catch up soon

Sarah

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Less is More - Challenge #389

Hey there friends

As you are no doubt aware the 
Less is More challenge is celebrating this month with it's ...



... and I'm delighted to be here as Guest Designer for the second challenge of the month, despite it being my least favourite style - ONE Layer cards!!!! Yep THAT one! Anyway it's a fairly easy theme so I'm happy to play along with my superb friends at Less is More and here's the Cue Card


This challenge is sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays and I have to admit I only own Christmas stamps from this company so decided to use this festive sentiment with a rainbow effect! Who says we can't have a Christmas rainbow!!!



That's all from me but I'm in no doubt that there'll be plenty more inspiration from the regular Design Team so why not head over to the blog HERE to check them out too. 


Huge thanks to my fellow ex-teamies from Less is More for inviting me to join the celebrations this month and here's to the next 8 years!!!! BIG HUGS!


Sarah

Monday, 11 February 2019

Uniko - Reveal, Release & Giveaway Treasure Hunt February 2019

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 the 7th Birthday goodies from Uniko. Just for some added fun we've incorporated a little Treasure Hunt too, details below.  

Here's my cards showcasing these fabulous sets and they will be available in the shop HERE from 9pm (GMT) this evening!

I mentioned the other day that I'd have a few more examples with the Passiflora set making added use of the matching dies so here's a little duo - almost identical but different colours.



... and 2 more ALMOST identical using the Abstract Triangle stencil with different shades of Distress Oxides - I can't resist bold colours, especially at birthday time. They make me smile! I've also used some images and dies from the BIG & BOLD Happy set and check out where I used up that left-over pinstriped circle from yesterday!!!


... sunglasses at the ready for this next one!


All that's left for me to do is set you off on the traditional Design Team Blog Hop / Treasure Hunt and wish you luck. Watch out when hopping though as some of the team have hidden birthday balloon icons in their post. You'll need to collect them all and follow the rules below ...

The 'Rules' of The Treasure Hunt 

1. Comment along the Blog Hop & find the icons
2. Email bev@uniko.co.uk with the following information

- Design Team Members Name & Balloon Letter Found 
- What the Balloons spell out

Entries need to be emailed no later than Thursday 28th February 2019, for the winner to be announced Friday 1st March 2019. 

Bev's offering an AWESOME Prize ... the ENTIRE 7th Birthday February Release! (6 clear stamp sets, 2 co-ordinating designer dies collections & 1 stencil design).

All the details are over on the Uniko blog HERE so if you get lost along the way just head back there.

Bev

Ruth:
 Our FAB Guest Designer for this release

Sarah P - That's Me!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like what you've seen these last few days and here's the FULL images of the sets we've been showcasing!

   


 

     


AND this little gem is a Release Day FREEBIE Clear Stamp Set...





  Sarah

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Uniko - Introducing Background Blocks Pinstripe & Yes...You!

Hi there,

Ok we've reached the final day of our introductions to the latest goodies from Uniko to celebrate their 7th birthday! The new products will be available to purchase from 9pm GMT on Monday, 11th February HERE.


 


Today we've the second set from this release to add to the Background Blocks range, with this one called 'Pinstripe'. We're also featuring a little bonus set today, called 'Yes...You' which will be added as a FREEBIE to release day orders of £25 or more up until Sunday, 17th February 9pm GMT or while stock lasts.


This one is coloured with Promarkers with a little additional shading using Polychromo pencils


This one uses Distress Oxides with a 'bleached' effect on the flower using a Tonic Shimmer pen. It is quite sparkly in real life. Check out where I've made use of the stripy circle tomorrow!!! I don't like to waste anything!!
OK! That's it! Sneak Peeks DONE! Introductions DONE! All that's left is to check in tomorrow for the BIG Reveal, Release and traditional GIVEAWAY...with a twist as we've a little Treasure Hunt to tease you with! 

All the information you need 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!


Sarah

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Uniko - Introducing Passiflora with Matching Dies

Hi there,

I'm back with Day 4 of our introductions to the latest goodies from Uniko to celebrate their 7th birthday! This new products will be available to purchase from 9pm GMT on Monday, 11th February.


 


A new release of stamps certainly wouldn't be complete without at least one floral set ... and this one certainly won't disappoint I'm sure! It even comes with matching dies ... check out how I've played with it below and there'll be some more cards making maximum use of the dies on Release Day!





Once again 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 for our last day of introductions tomorrow before the BIG Reveal, Release and traditional GIVEAWAY on Monday.

Sarah

Friday, 8 February 2019

Uniko - Background Blocks Graffiti Texture

Hello again my friends!

It's Day 3 of our introductions to the latest goodies from Uniko to celebrate another birthday! The new release will be available to purchase from 9pm GMT on Monday, 11th February.



 


Today's introduction is a the latest in the Background Block range and this one is called 'Graffiti Texture'

Here's my examples and I decided to team it with some dies from the previously released Explosion and Explosion additions as well as the BIG & BOLD Happy set, released earlier this week. It's such a fun background and it will work well with lots of other previously released sets too.

For all of these cards I've stamped the background twice to cover a larger panel on the front of my card base.


... and just to show that the 'Happy' die works / fits on a portrait style A6 card base when placed diagonally, here's 2 more in different colour ways. The first one uses Distress Oxides and the second one is a smooshed panel (probably Distress inks) from a pile of 'use up later' panels that I found on my desk!





Once again 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 for more introductions tomorrow.


Sarah

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Uniko - Introducing Abstract Triangles Stencil & Birthday Wishes

Hello again

Are you following our build up to the latest release from Uniko?

It's a 7th BIRTHDAY celebration release and all the goodies will be available to purchase from 9pm GMT on Monday, 11th February.


 

Over the next few days we'll introduce you to the new goodies in a little more detail and today the Design Team are sharing our creations using the latest stencil, called 'Abstract Triangles' along with a new sentiment set called 'Birthday Wishes'

Here's my examples ...


This one uses some Moondust Shimmer Paste, through the stencil, over Black cardstock with some die-cut balloons in coordinating colours. The sentiments are from the new set



I was inspired by the colours on some stationary (notebooks / gift wrap etc) in one of my local supermarkets in this colour combo. I gave it a whirl using Versamark Ink through the stencil followed by Rich Gold Embossing Powder from WOW! The sentiment is stamped on vellum then mounted on matching cardstock and fun foam.

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 for more introductions tomorrow.

Sarah