Thursday, 31 October 2013

There is still time to play......

Yes, there is still time to play along our Challenge #4.
It is a colour challenge.

Gorgeous autumn colours. Love it. And this is Gayatri here today sharing with my card for the challenge. I decided to brighten things up and make a pretty card using the brighter tone of the same colours.

Come on and play along the challenge and win a £10 gift certificate and also a guest design spot for the next challenge. Here is the original post and the linky to the challenge.

Cannot wait to see your take on the challenge.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Polka Dots & Snowflakes!


Do you ever have those days where every idea you try to create doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to? Well, I do and today is one of those days! Hence the lateness of my post today. I had a few ideas in my head, 2 failed attempts later this is the result...

I'm still not 100% happy with it but it's all the creative mojo I have today! I've combined a few sets on this card which is possibly the problem, all the supplies I've used are listed below.

Short & sweet from me today as I've a few tasks to complete before I spend an evening with a bestie in York. Be sure to stop by tomorrow as you'll be in for a TREAT & no tricks I promise!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: WPlus9 White, SU! Old Olive, PTI Scarlet Jewel
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Label Love: Thank you, Label Love: Christmas, Background Builders: Round In Circles & Stunning Snowflakes
Accessories: Uniko Studio Designer Dies Snowflakes, PTI Scarlet Jewel Bitty Dot Ribbon

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Pearlescent Snowflakes!


I'm back today with another snowflake card, this time I have given them a pearlescent treatment with some perfect pearls...

It's been a while since I 'dusted' the perfect pearls and so I decided to put them to use on a simple snowflake card! I only have 2 colours of pearls, gold & orchid a lovely soft lilac colour. I started out by choosing my sentiment & 3 favourite snowflakes from the set & stamping them in versa mark ink onto some black card. 

Then using a soft paint brush I brushed over the sentiment & smaller snowflakes with the gold perfect pearls & then used the orchid colour over the remainder of the snowflakes. Once I was happy I used a dry baby wipe to wipe off the excess, which also adds a lovely shimmer to the non stamped areas on the card. I also added a few rhinestones to the large & medium snowflakes for a little extra bling - you can never have too much!

That's all from me today, I hope I've inspired you to dig out & give those perfect pearls a dusting! I'll be back tomorrow with more to share, until then thank you for stopping by :)

Card Stock: Black from stash. SU! Perfect Plum
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Uniko Studio Stunning Snowflakes
Accessories: Powdered Pearls Orchid & Gold. Rhinestones

Monday, 28 October 2013

Snowflakes & Flourishes!


Happy Monday, I do hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a fabulous one here in the studio with the October Release, if you missed it you can still catch up on all the fun HERE and there is still time to comment along the hop & be in the chance of winning the entire release.

Ok, so the Stunning Snowflakes are back (sorry), I don't think they've made it back onto the shelf yet!

This time I paired them with FONTiment Fancies - Swirls & Flourishes and I think they go together perfectly. 

I saw the current colours over on Dynamic Duos HERE and seen below and thought I'd use them of my card. Purple is not a colour I reach for often, but when I do I really like the results.

Short & sweet from me today, as I've lots to do thanks to all the lovely customers who have visited Uniko Studio over the weekend THANK YOU :) I'll be back tomorrow with more to share, until then thanks for stopping by today.

Card Stock: SU! Perfect Plum & Wisteria Wonder
Ink: SU! Wisteria Wonder, Versamark & Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Crystal EP, Hero Arts Prisma Glitter & Rhinestones

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Christmas + Chalkboard = LOVE


WOW! What a release that was, I hope it was worth the wait & you all enjoyed the blog hop yesterday. If you missed it you can catch up HERE as there is still time to comment to be in the chance of winning the ENTIRE release! 

I'm back today to share my version of a Christmas chalkboard inspired card...

Chalkboard is a trend thats been popping up in blog land for a while and I've been wanting to jump on the band wagon have a go! I was also inspired by Taheerah's card HERE which she shared during the countdown to release.

On my card I have used ALL five of the stamp sets released yesterday. I was a little unhappy with the lines to separate each section as my white gel pen decided it wasn't going to play nice and so I used a white pencil instead. This didn't give as sharp a white like the embossing powder has but when I used my finger to rub a little white pigment ink over the whole piece and also swiped the edges along the ink pad to frame it the design the muted white lines work a little better.

Thank you to everyone who joined in with the release fun, commented & shopped yesterday, your support & custom here at Uniko Studio is truly appreciated. That's all from me today, I'll be back tomorrow with more to share using the new release products. Thanks for stopping by today :)

Card Stock: PTI Smokey Shadow. WPlus9 White
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow. Versamark
Accessories: Cosmic Shimmer True White EP. White Pencil

Saturday, 26 October 2013

October 2013 Release & Reveal


I am super happy you've stopped by the blog today as today is the day you get to see ALL the new October Release products in full which are also available for purchase HERE on the website. So, grab a drink get comfy & enjoy! 

Starting in Sneak Peek & Introducing order first up is...

All Occasion Sentiments #4 £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2013

Again this set features sentiments in trendy fonts perfect for providing the focal point for your projects, which are suitable for card makers & scrapbookers alike! Mix and match them with the other All Occasion Sentiments or sentiments you have in your stash for even more possibilities.

Background Builders: Christmas £9.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2013

As you can see Background Builders: Christmas features 8 building strips to create quick & easy backdrops for all your holiday cards & projects. It also features a fun 2 step stamping holly stamp.

Designer Dies Snowflakes £14.00
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

YAY! Uniko Studio is proud to offer it's next collection of 100% steel dies for paper crafting. This collection of modern snowflake dies can be used on their own or combined with many Uniko Studio clear stamp sets. Such as this next set...

Stunning Snowflakes £9.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

One of my favourite & go to sets of this release has to be Stunning Snowflakes, a modern Winter themed set featuring 4 sentiments in a beautiful font combination, plus 3 modern snowflake designs in 3 different sizes.

Peace On Earth £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

Peace On Earth is a modern yet elegant Christmas set featuring mirrored Doves & a folk inspired curved branch. It also features 5 sentiments in a font to match the sets modern elegance.

Jolly Christmas £4.95
Copyright Uniko Studio 2012/13

Jolly Christmas is a modern folk inspired mini Christmas clear stamp set featuring a cute Santa & folk inspired Christmas Tree. The set also features element stamps to customise the Santa & Christmas Tree along with a variety of sentiment options in modern yet classic font combination.

Now that I've revealed all the products in their entirety which are ALL available to purchase HERE, how about a 'flurry' of projects...

I started with a simple 'go to' layout for my first card featuring Stunning Snowflakes stamped in Hawaiian Shores & Going Grey ink.

Next up is another snowflake themed card...

This time with a rustic colour scheme & combining the Designer Dies Snowflakes with Background Builders: Christmas. I've also utilised the die cut 'waste' with the trio of stars.

Can you guess what my final card uses?

Can you?

I'm sure you can! 

Well, here it is...

Yep! ANOTHER snowflake themed card! This time I have used a cool blue colour scheme & combined Background Builders: Christmas, Designer Dies Snowflakes & Stunning Snowflakes.

I PROMISE that I'll share some non snowflake themed cards over the next few days! You'll be pleased to read that This is all from me today, but as tradition holds we've a Design Team blog hop organised for the release to tempt  inspire you a little more! 
Simply comment along the hop to be in the chance of winning the ENTIRE release. (If you win & have already purchased the release a full refund will be given. You have until Thursday 31st October to comment & the winner will be announced on the blog & Facebook. 

Don't forget to check the October 2013 Winners post HERE to see if you are a Mystery Prize Winner!

THANK YOU so much for stopping by today & joining in on all the fun and also for all the visits, comments and support over the last few days with Sneak Peeks & Introducing posts. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as me!

October Mystery Prize Winners!

Good Morning!

It's nearly time for the full reveal & release of the NEW products for October here at Uniko Studio :) but before we get to that I'd thought I'd post the Mystery Prize Winners!

Prize Winner * For commenting on Sneak Peek 1 chose comment number 8 who is...

Love 2 steps stamping sets!

Congrats Craftyfield  you have won All Occasion Sentiments #4 clear stamp set. Drop me an email to along with your mailing address & your prize will be on it's way to you!

Prize Winner * For commenting on Sneak Peek 2 chose comment number 2 who is...

Loving he look of the snowflakes and the dove. It's been a long wait for the release but it looks worth it

Congrats Gillian you have won a £5 Gift Certificate. Drop me an email to and I will send you your gift certificate!

Prize Winner * For becoming a Facebook Follower throughout the Sneak Peek & Introducing stage of the release the next winner is...

Wendy McKeown

Congrats Wendy you have won you have won a £10 Gift Certificate. Drop me an email to and I will send you your gift certificate!

Prize Winner * For commenting on Introducing Designer Dies Snowflakes & Stunning Snowflakes across all the participating DT blogs chose comment number 19  who is...

Stunning cards Beverley, I just love snowflakes too!

Congrats Vicki  you have won the Designer Dies Snowflake Collection. Drop me an email to along with your mailing address & your prize will be on it's way to you!

Prize Winner * For commenting on Introducing Peace On Earth across all the participating DT blogs chose comment number 27  who is...

Beautiful, elegant and so eye-catching! The sparkle on the doves is such a special touch! Fabulous showcase of the new release!
Congrats CM you have won the Peace On Earth clear stamp set. Drop me an email to along with your mailing address & your prize will be on it's way to you!

Congratulations to ALL the winners & everyone who has participated in all the fun leading up to the release it's been a BLAST! Be sure to pop back in half an hour to see the release in full.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Introducing... Jolly Christmas

Hey & Happy Friday!

Today is the last product introduction which is FABulous news as it means tomorrow you will get to see all the NEW products in full and also purchase them HERE on the website! 

Lets get to it...

Jolly Christmas is a modern folk inspired Christmas set featuring this cute santa. I like cute but don't normally draw cute but I found my inner cute side and this was the result! 

For my next card I used the second main image contained in the set which is a modern folk inspired Christmas tree...

I decided to use the current Freshly Made Sketches sketch seen HERE and below for the layout of my card. 

I rotated the sketch 90 degrees so that the panels would work with my chosen image. The tree, heart & sentiment are stamped & embossed in gold. I added some faux gold stitching to the panels of coloured card stock and also the card base to reciprocate the stitching on the tree.

That's all from me today, but I know that some of the team have whipped up some awesomely fabulous projects too using this set...

I hope you've enjoyed today's product introduction which wraps up the product intros up for the October Release! 

I'd LOVE to know what your favourite product of this release has been from the introductions you've seen. I will be announcing the mystery prize winners tomorrow on the blog along with revealing all the products in full which will be available HERE to purchase from 9 am GMT. Don't forget to use the FREE Worldwide Shipping code  FREESHIPPING on orders over £50! If you do however forget & your order qualifies, I will refund postage! 

Thank you for stopping by, all your support & comments in the lead up to this release they are truly appreciated :)

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Introducing... Peace On Earth


It seems as though I am not the only one who LOVES snowflakes from the comments and response to yesterdays introduction! I'm back today with another product introduction that reflects the peaceful side of the holiday season...

A modern, graphic yet elegant dove is the main feature of this set, I kept things really simple & easily mass producible with this first card. I simply stamped the dove & sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink. A simple branch stamped in green & a good dose of glitter to the dove finished the card off nicely. 

My next card pairs todays set with the Stunning Snowflakes set which was introduced HERE yesterday.

The snowflakes are stamped & embossed with White Cosmic Shimmer EP onto Baja Breeze CS,  this  provided the perfect back drop for a gold embossed dove on a strip of vellum.

Ok, that's all from me today, but be sure to stop on by Aimes & Taheerah's blogs to see what they've created. I can guarantee you WONT be disappointed :)

Thanks for stopping by & for all your lovely comments here on the blog, twitter, Facebook & also the lovely emails. They ease my nerves a little knowing that it's not just me that likes the products I'm designing! 

Only one more introduction tomorrow before the full reveal & release on Saturday, I can't believe how quickly the week is going! I must crack on with the to do list as I've still some release day prep to sort! 

Card Stock: SU! Baja Breeze, White from stash
Ink: SU! Old Olive. VersaMark, Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Peace On Earth & Stunning Snowflakes.
Accessories: Hero Arts Prisma Glitter, Cosmic Shimmer True White EP, Gold Embossing Powder, Vellum

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Introducing... Designer Dies Snowflakes & Stunning Snowflakes


Are you liking the introductions so far? I sure am, I haven't seen any of the DT projects so I'm  excited for each introduction to see what they've created! 

Today, I get to introduce two of my favourite products of this release, Designer Dies Snowflakes & Stunning Snowflakes clear stamp set. I'm a sucker for snowflakes, so be warned now you WILL be seeing A LOT of snowflakes here on the blog! 

Lets get to the cards...

My first couple of cards I'm sharing today are inspired by the current CASology challenge HERE, the code word is COUNTRY. 

I decided to create a CAS country rustic feel on my cards by using Kraft  & Cream card stock mixed with some linen thread.

I started out by stamping the snowflake strip from Background Builders: Christmas in Vintage Cream ink & the sentiment from Peace On Earth (more on this later in the week) in Chocolate Chip ink. I then wrapped some linen thread around the layer and created a loopy bow of thread to place behind the die cut snowflake.

This first card then led onto this next card...

This time I switched the card stock colours around and layered the medium & small die cut snowflakes. The sentiment is also from Peace On Earth, which you will get a closer look at later in the week.

Now, I'm changing gears colour wise to share a couple of cards using Stunning Snowflakes...

This first card is a one layer card, perfect for mailing out and it didn't take too long to create. The most time consuming part was stamping the snowflake background. I didn't time myself but this card didn't take me more than 10 minutes to make.

My next card was also a super quick card to create...

The snowflakes are stamped in Turquoise Gem & Red Magic VersaMagic ink which Caz has in stock at The Paperlane, it stamps beautifully.

Ok, that's all from me today, but be sure to stop on by Aimes & Taheerah's blogs to see what they've created. I can guarantee you WONT be disappointed :)

Thanks for stopping by & for all your lovely comments here on the blog, twitter, Facebook & also the lovely emails. They sure do lift my spirits & I appreciate each and everyone.

Card Stock: PTI Kraft & Vintage Cream. White from stash
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip & Crumb Cake. PTI Vintage Cream. VersaMagic Turquoise Gem & Red Magic. Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Uniko Studio Peace On Earth, Stunning Snowflakes & Background Builders: Christmas
Accessories: Uniko Studio Designer Dies Snowflakes, Linen Thread, Buttons & Rhinestones from stash.