Tuesday 8 February 2022

Happy tenth birthday celebrations!

Hello, crafting friends!
Regular visitors here will know that one of my favourite stamp companies is Uniko, based here in the UK. Well Uniko is celebrating ten years of fabulousness this month and the owner, Bev, has come up with a really fun way to mark the occasion by sending us all on a series of quests! The first quest is to make a birthday card using Uniko products, and this is what I came up with:

I used the Background Blocks Layered Modern Floral for this card, but only the flowers, not the leaves. The flowers image was stamped at an angle off the edge of a card panel in a deep red and I love how bold and happy they look!

Instead of the leaves that come with the set, I used the leaves on the Natures Treasures II stencil or a whole different look. Pale green ink was sponged into the smaller leaf images and I added a bit of yellow detail with a coloured pencil.

The sentiment was made with a combination of sets. The upper case 'Have a' and 'Birthday' words come from Wild, and the 'Wonderful' is from You Are, Yes You. Stamping Platforms have made it so easy to create our own unique sentiments out of different sets and it's fun to do!

I'm uploading this card to the Uniko 10th Birthday Linky as per the first quest; I'm also joining in at Allsorts where Wendy has chosen a theme of Anything Goes with optional red flowers; Stamping Sensations has an Anything Stamped Goes with the option to Use a Stencil so I'm playing along there; as well as Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge where Anything Goes.

I am a big fan of Lord of the Rings but a quest that DOESN'T involve hiking off to Mordor and chucking a ring into a dangerous volcano is much more my kind of thing!

Sending hugs,


  1. Simply beautiful,the flowers really pop against the leaves and using different fonts and colours for the sentiment a wonderful finishing touch

  2. Wow you’ve done it again Vicky, another stunner! Love the layout, the colours, your extra details and how you tie it all in. I also love the way you mixed the sentiments, so inspirational xxx

  3. Such a bright and beautiful birthday card (congrats Uniko!), including the two color sentiment! Love to see a fellow LOTR fan (since I was 14, a looong time ago lol!) and clever fun with the captions. Of course they'd be crafting!


  4. No idea Uniko was ten, how time flies and I'm yet to buy one of their stamps (that doesn't mean I refrain on crafty spending).

    It's a lovely colour palette and pretty card to celebrate with them, thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  5. A wonderful birthday card for Uniko’s 10th birthday celebrations.

    I wish luck and much success on your quests Milady!!! Xxx

  6. Your card is so pretty and the beautiful flowers makes me smile and your funny picture too. I'm also a big fan of Lord of the Rings and The little Hobbit!!!

  7. Stunning card Vicky - love the clean look of it and colour palette. I am joining in the Uniko crafty quests too and will be uploading a card before too long so goo luck to all of us!! Thanks so much for sharing with Allsorts challenge this week
    Pauline x

  8. It looks great and red flowers too, xxx
    Thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge xx

  9. Wonderful card, love the design. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. ANesha

  10. Love these pretty red flowers, Vicky! A great way to wish a happy birthday!

  11. What a beautiful and wonderful card, with a pretty stamp and colours Vicky.
    Faith x

  12. Brilliant card Vicky. The florals are very striking and clever placement, off the edge. Love how you have teamed them with the natures treasure leaves. Thanks for joining in with the Uniko 10th birthday celebrations. X

  13. A lovely card, love the bold flowers with the soft pretty leaves.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Avril x

  14. Great job of combining stamping with stenciling. Gorgeous! Love how you combined sentiments on your card. Striking! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge

    sue n.


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