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

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Uniko - Introducing BIG & BOLD Happy with Matching Dies

Hello there friends

Did you catch the Uniko Sneaky Peeks yesterday? 

I hope so as we are starting the introductions today for the 5 sets and 1 stencil to be released on Monday 11th February at 9pm (GMT). It's a birthday release to celebrate the 7th Birthday of Uniko,

 

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 the latest in the BIG & BOLD range. This one is BIGGER than normal and includes matching dies!!! It's called HAPPY and it's simply FAB-U-LOUS!

Here's my creations ... and I just couldn't resist blending those vibrant Distress Oxides to make these 2 cards using stamps, dies and sentiments from the set.





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

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Uniko - Sneak Peeks 7th Birthday February 2019

Hello it's time for another stamp release this month over at Uniko and I can't think of a better way to celebrate a BIRTHDAY! 7 Years to be exact and I hope you've been following all the build up around blogland ...



As there's so much to get through this month Bev decided we should Sneak Peek the whole release all in ONE go ... so check out the mini images below - there's 5 stamp sets and 1 stencil to introduce over the next few days!

   
   

   


   


If you head on over to the Uniko blog HERE you'll find all you need to know about the schedule, dates for introductions and the BIG reveal, release and traditional blog hop GIVEAWAY! 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll keep visiting me this week as we reveal and introduce the sets.

Sarah

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Less is More #388 - 8th Birthday

Hey there friends

It's BIRTHDAY time ... YIPPEE and I'm delighted and highly honoured to have been invited back to my favourite Challenge blog; Less is More, of course, as a Guest Designer this month in celebration of this fabulous birthday!

Congratulations Girls and here's to the next one! 



It's COLOUR challenge time and the girls have chosen a really fun combo which I love



... and I've 2 cards to share with you; first up a silly fishy one using Briny Blue by Paper Smooches, a stencil from Uniko (Wonky Stripes) and a mish-mash of sentiments from the Briny Blue set and some Uniko sentiment stamps. I couldn't resist a couple of googlie eyes too and as the card is for my sister, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow - how about some superb lashes to those eyes!!



Next up, this one uses images and sentiments by Uniko, which is sponsoring the challenge. I've used the pre-Christmas released Pure Florals: Peony set, initially heat embossed in white powder on to the Navy cardstock before re-stamping in a no-line colouring effect. The bloom is coloured with promarkers then with some added detail using Polychromo pencils.


Ok that's all from me but I'm' in no doubt that there'll be plenty more inspiration from the regular Design Team as well as some other ex-DT members. Why not head over to the blog HERE to check them out too. 

Thanks as always for calling by and thanks for inviting me to join your birthday party girls!



Sarah