Saturday, 22 July 2017

Yin & Yang


It's Lindsey here with a couple of cards using the Marvellous Mehndi stamp set:


I wanted to make a masculine and a feminine card using the same stamp sets and same colour backing card.

Marvellous Mehndi is a very versatile stamp set you see!


I hope you can tell my masculine card from my feminine card!

I left the large mandala image and concentrated on the smaller paisley style stamps in the set.

Two of these smaller stamps have a leaf motif and the other two have small flower motifs.

I love how the different stamps swirl and fit together - a bit like yin & yang!


A simple black and monochrome scheme for my masculine card and a jazzier colour combo for my feminine card, complemented with some fuschia and gold bling.

Thanks for popping by.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Uniko Challenge #42 - Flowers


Welcome to the July/August 2017 Uniko challenge. I have changed the frequency and length of the challenges this year to hopefully give you a little more time to join in on the fun.

So this month we have the following challenge...

This should be a really easy and popular theme and we're so looking forward to seeing all your wonderful cards popping up in the gallery.

Challenge Guidelines:
* You can use any products/stamps to enter the challenge, but we do LOVE to see you use your Uniko products. Plus, there is an extra chance to win a prize if you do ;)
* Email entries welcome, just email a photo of your card to and I will add it to the Uniko Flickr gallery and link up!
* Share the challenge graphic in your post and link back to the challenge if possible ;)

This month we have two Guest Designers - Cornelia the winner of Challenge #40 and Elaine the winner of Challenge #41. Both awesomely talented ladies who we are proud to have joining us for this new challenge.

Here's Cornelia's amazing card:

Fabulous isn't it? Be sure to pop on over to her blog HERE and leave her some love.

And here's Elaine's superb card:

So gorgeous! You'll be wanting to pop over to her blog HERE to leave her some love too. 

The Uniko Design team also have some flowery inspiration to share, be sure to follow the links to their blogs to find out more and I am sure they'd love a nice comment too ;)

CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Are you ready to break out those flower stamps?

Well, just in case you need some more incentive to play along with the challenge here are the details of the prizes. As I said at the beginning of the post, I have changed the length and frequency of the challenge. The challenges are FIVE weeks long, giving us a total of SIX challenges this year.

  • Main Winner Chosen By the DT - £25 eGift Certificate
  • Random Uniko Stamps Winner - £4 In Stock Clear Stamp Set of Winners Choosing
  • Top 3 Chosen By DT - 150 Loyalty Reward Points
You've got plenty of time to play along with this month's challenge. The deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) on Friday 25th August 2017 (7.00pm EDT).

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Uniko Sponsors CASology!


It certainly is a busy day round here today! We've our July 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY going on HERE. Plus I have my usual CAS Colours & Sketches DT card HERE and myself and Uniko are super duper honoured and proud to be sponsoring this weeks CASology challenge HERE!!

This week the challenge at CASology is...

There are a few Uniko clear stamp sets that are suited to this cue word, I was inspired however to use Pure Florals: Cosmos. This is mainly due to the sentiment in the set 'Make a Wish'...

I was also inspired by a couple of challenges, "Less is More" and AAA Cards, which have teamed up to bring a FAB one layer challenge and to use a coloured card base HERE and HERE...

I also happened to be making my card after making my July 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY card seen HERE and was itching to carry on using the Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours...

Again, I heat embossed the sentiment and the Cosmos image in black embossing powder and then got to watercoloring. Super simple but beautifully sparkly and pretty! 

That's all I have to share with you today, I do hope you will join in on the CASology challenge HERE and look forward to seeing you in the gallery :)

Thanks for stopping by for all the fun today.

CAS Colours & Sketches #231 - Sketch!


Welcome to another challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and this month Cathy is our hostess. Last week we had a wonderful fresh and vibrant colour combo to inspire you and this week we have a sketch designed by Cathy...

Argh! Ovals! You might know already that I don't reach for ovals very often. It's a shape that just doesn't sing to me design wise, so it always gets me out of my comfort zone. 

Anyway, this is what I came up with...

I now own some oval dies, so that was one hurdle I have overcome! My design was a spin off from my Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY card seen HERE (the hop started today too, so there is plenty of time to hop along and comment to be in the chance of winning).

I already had Marvellous Mehndi on my desk, which is the clear stamp set the Uniko DT and myself are revisiting. So it seemed appropriate to give it another outing ;) I used the same colours, which are basically all of the Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolours! 

I stamped and heat embossed the paisley design, as this helps keep the watercolour in place. I just LOVE the sparkle of these watercolour paints. The sentiment is from Simply Said and I added a few sparkly glitter enamel dots to compliment the design.

That's all from me today using the sketch, but if you need some more inspiration using the sketch be sure to pop by the CAS Colours & Sketches blog HERE and see how the DT and Guest Designer have used it.

Thanks for stopping by today.

July 2017 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!


It's time for another Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

I know theoretically July should be a release month, but earlier in the year I mentioned that I was aiming to take some of the stress of releases away a little, I have delayed it until August, it'll be a good one - promise!  Anyway, the Design Team and I are here today to revisit and give some fresh inky love to a previously released clear stamp set.

This month I decided to dust off and revisit the previously released Marvellous Mehndi...

This clear stamp set was released last year HERE and was and still is hugely popular. I've had so much fun creating cards using this set, it really does have a wealth of possibilities.

As usual I have picked a couple of my 'old' favourites using this set...

You can find more inspiration using this set HERE on the Pinterest Page.

Now, how about some fresh new inspiration using this set AND don't forget to comment along the Design Team blogs to be in the chance of winning the Marvellous Mehndi Or a £10 eGift Certificate if you already own the prize! You have until Midnight GMT 18th July to get your comments in.

CLICK HERE to see more from Beverley

CLICK HERE to see more from Deborah

CLICK HERE to see more from Jane

CLICK HERE to see more from Lindsey

CLICK HERE to see more from Rahmat

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah G

CLICK HERE to see more from Sarah P

Thank you for stopping by and hopping along with us today.


Friday, 7 July 2017

Uniko Challenge #41 Winners


I'm here today to announce the WINNERS of our Masculine Challenge #41. It's been fantastic to see so many entries especially as cards for the fellas in our lives is a theme many of us struggle with. Are you ready for our fabulous winners? Well here we go:

First we have our overall WINNER chosen by the Design Team...

Congratulations Elaine!

Here is your winner's badge:

You have won a £25 eGift Certificate to spend in the Uniko store. Please contact me at by the 21st July 2017.

We would also love to have you join us as our Guest Designer for a future challenge. If you are interested please contact Jane at by the21st July 2017.

 Next up is the random winner who twisted with us....

#20 Saba Noor

Congratulations Saba!

You have won an in stock £4 clear stamp set from the Uniko store. Please contact me at by the 21st July 2017, with your choice of stamp set and your postal address.

Here is your winners badge:

Then we have our randomly selected winner who used Uniko products on their creation...

#52 Hazel

Congratulations Hazel!

You have won an in stock £4 clear stamp set from the Uniko store. Please contact me at by the 21st July 2017, with your choice of stamp set and your postal address.

Here is your winners badge:

Now for our Top 3 chosen by the DT and in entry order:

Congratulations to you all & here is your Top 3 badge:

You have all won 150 loyalty reward points.

Please contact me at by 21st July 2017
Congratulations to ALL the winners & EVERYONE who joined in on the fun!

The next Uniko Challenge starts on Friday 21st July 2017

Hope to see you come back and join in on the fun :)

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Inspired by Chinese Porcelain - DT Post

Hello everyone, Rahmat here. Today I am up with a card inspired by the Chinese Porcelain. For almost a decade I have been living in a Chinese region which is heavily influenced by the Portuguese architecture, and from time to time I do get inspired by the local culture for my cards. Here we have the Portuguese influence of white and blue tiles everywhere. So I have used the colors white and blue from the Chinese Porcelain, but used the Portuguese tile form for the card.

Here is a look of tiled form on the card.

I had used the Beautiful Blooms III set and I love Tea set for the flowers and stamped using Chipped Sapphire Distress ink, all over in random.

I used a white base and added a Pattern paper with text from Doodlebug

I then cut the stamped panel into tiles, and added the panels to replicate the tiles on the top and bottom, leaving some space in the middle for the sentiment.

The sentiment is from Cosmos set, I stamped it using the same ink, and edged the panel with silver glitter paper.

I hope you like my inspiration, and you do try it out.

Uniko Bold Blooms III


White card stock
Chipped Sapphire distress ink
Doodlebug PP
Silver Glitter paper

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!