Sunday, 11 February 2018

Uniko - 6th Birthday Treasure Hunt!

Hi there, we're having a Treasure Hunt Hop over at Uniko to celebrate the 6th birthday of this wonderful, UK-based little stamp company. Over the 6 years Uniko has produced 104 clear stamp sets between 2012-2017. 

As well as providing some exciting inspiration using some of those 104 sets the aim of our Treasure Hunt Hop is to add a little extra fun to your day by asking you to hunt out the NAMES and YEARS of RELEASE of the 12 featured stamp sets in the blog hop. 

Joining Bev and the Design Team in the HOP are some awesome Special Guests, with each person having been assigned a particular stamp set to feature in their post. Easy-peasy eh ... just jot down the stamps and year of release for all 12 sets and email the list to Bev! You could be one of our lucky winners.

So let's get started as I've 6 cards to share (1 for each birthday year ... and because I got carried away with the birthday fun!) I'm showcasing a set from May last year called: Background Blocks: Doodle Flower

These first 2 were heat-embossed in white onto coloured cardstock, with the flower centres coloured using coloured pencils. I've also added some little dots on all my cards for some extra detail. 

Next up the Background Block was heat-embossed in gold before colouring the flowers with Promarkers, with a couple of flower heads fuzzy-cut to use as embellishments around the frame.

The next 2 have the Background Block heat-embossed in white onto vellum then adhered onto water-coloured panels. The vellum softens the colour of the watercolours and adds a little elegance I think!
This time I've added some colour-coordinated pearls, from my stash, to the flower heads

Last but not least ... let's get this party going with a nice and easy panel created by stamping the Background Block twice then colouring some of the detail in brightly coloured Promarkers with a
wide sentiment flag popped up on 3d foam for dimension and to hide the join between the 2 blocks.

Additional items used on my cards are: 
Waffle Flower: 'celebrate' word die
STAMPlorations: 'Happy' word die 
MFT Die-Namics: Insta-Frame Die & Fishtail Flags Stax
Uniko Sentiments: 'Let's Party' / 'Your Day' / 'Birthday' - from a soon to be released set of birthday sentiments 

I hope you've enjoyed my inspiration with this set and here's the Blog Hop list to follow. Details of prizes can be found on the main Uniko blog HERE so head on over there for the information.

Enjoy the party and have some fun!
Catch up again soon.



  1. Wow Sarah a doodled flower fest! You've showcased this stamp to perfection as always. Hope the weather isn't too grim with you. :)

  2. Oh wow Sarah! You've really gone to town with this stamp and shown it off in all its versatility. Wonderful 6th birthday post!

  3. Sarah you've been so busy! Wow!
    And all your cards look great in every single way - love the different look of everyone although you used the same stamp every time! A great stamp set with lots of possibilities!

    I will celebrate this birthday by creating some cards with Uniko Stamps and eating a far-away-birthday-cake! ;-)
    Hugs, Wiebke

  4. Ooh lots of fabulous doodles! Love them all Sarah. Think my fave is the soft multi coloured one - if i had to choose! Xx

  5. 6 wonderfull cards you made with that background stamp.
    My favorite ones are nr. 3 and 4 with the flowers stamped on vellum.
    These are just gorgeous.

  6. All the creations are treat for the eyes with so many versatility, love each one!

  7. I love your floral frenzy, Sarah! Seeing the background block as a focal point used in so many different ways gives me lots of inspiration. I particularly like the one which uses vellum on top of the watercoloured panel....very elegant x

  8. Oh la la ! C'est magnifique ! OMG, Sarah, you have showcased your allocated stamp so perfectly ! I'm swooning over so many doodle flowers and so many beautiful colours ! I went from one to the other exclaiming "no, this one is my favorite" but in fact I love them all ! You really honor the 6 years of Uniko! Have a great Sunday and a fabulous coming week. Hugs x

  9. Wow! They are all just wonderful. This is a fabulous showcase showing just how versatile those pretty flowers are. Great work. xx

  10. An array of outstanding, smile-making floral designs, Sarah, each of which is absolutely charming and delightful! I have no idea why this set doesn't reside in my collection; guess I need to address that, right? Right! Love them all; fresh, crisp signs of Spring to brighten our grey, minus 30C day here...

  11. Beautiful cards with doodles flowers !

  12. Awesome cards, Sarah! I love the last one with little pops of color. You've made this stamp seem very versatile!

  13. Wow, Sarah! Fabulous collection of cards. You’ve showcased the versatility of this set beautifully. Love them.

  14. Awesome cards, love how you used that pretty stamp in so many ways.

  15. Beautiful array of cards Sarah, I give up in terms of choosing a favorite, you have simply nailed this stamp set.

  16. I love this stamp set.
    You used it in so many wonderful
    coloring mixtures. The framing
    of some of them is a good idea.
    thanks for sharing

  17. Lots of fun ideas with that pretty flower set!

  18. Fabulous showcase of this stamp have been very busy and are so very talented. xx

  19. Oh WOW!!! You've made so many beautiful cards, Sarah. Love them all!! :o)

  20. Oh wow Sarah.. what Inspiration filled post. Especially the coloured card stock .. they look fabulous. Thank you also for following me on Instagram. So sweet of you!

  21. My goodness Sarah! What a fab array of cards with this lovely stamp. Hard to pick a fave but think the spotty centres of the last one might just be shading it! x


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