Saturday, 16 December 2017

Uniko December Release - Reveal & Blog Hop

YAY! The big reveal! Just delight your eyes with these new Uniko goodies!

       

   

    

And of course I've made some samples to show how versatile and totally fabulous this new release is!

My first card uses a left over piece of brusho stencilled card from this card HERE. I simply stamped the glorious snowdrop on top and added a little colour using Copic pens.


The sentiment words are from the Snowdrop stamp set too and I die cut them onto a little tag.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Spring Botanicals: Snowdrop
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; Brusho, yellow & turquoise
Stencil: Uniko, Broken Lines
Pens: Copic, B00, B02, YG11, YG13, YG17, N1
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags

No surprises that I couldn't resist that gorgeous rose stamp for my next card. This time I added some colour and handcut both the rose and leaves.


I popped them both on top of a die cut circle and added just the simplest sentiment to finish off.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals Rose, Simply Said II
Inks: SU, crushed urry, old olive
Dies: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles; MFT Die-namics, Peek-a-boo Circle Window
Pens : Copic, Y13, Y18, Y35, YR15, E000, G40, G99

My final share for today uses both the stencil and stamp set I didn't get round to showcasing in my earlier posts. So the lattice stencil got the brusho treatment and was then die cut into a tag.


The sentiment words are from the freebie stamp set that will be included with all qualifying orders while stocks last - see the Uniko blog for more details.



Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, freebie So Much
Stencil: Uniko, Lattice
Inks: Versafine, onyx black; Brusho, yellow & ultramarine
Ribbon from my stash
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags

As usual there will be a prize of the whole new release to one lucky winner who leaves a lucky comment somewhere on the blog hop. So here's the order so you can get started on your quest to win:

Jane - that's me

Good luck!

Thanks for looking today.  And keep (Christmas) crafting!

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Uniko December Release - Intoducing Pure Florals Rose

Today is the last of the introductions to the Uniko December Release - so excited that tomorrow will be the big reveal, blog hop and your chance to put in an order.

But back to today....



 

I've three cards to share using the fabulous rose stamp set. These cards are very CAS partly because that's the way I like it and partly because - as you probably know if you follow my blog - I've spent five days in Amsterdam, three of them totally unexpected due to the snow cancelling flights, so I've got a little behind - sorry!

I'm so totally in love with this rose stamp set. It just makes a stunning card simply by stamping it, adding the tiniest amount of colour and leaving it at that!


So a few touches of grey and a die cut frame and I was happy!


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals Rose
Ink: U, cherry cobbler, old olive
Pens: Copic, N1, G99
Die: Lawn Fawn, stitched rectangular frames

My next sample card is even more pared back and uses the rose bud stamp from the set and one of the sentiments.


No colour, nothing fancy just pure and simple and clean.



 Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Pure Florals Rose
Ink: SU, smoky slate; Memento, tuxedo black
Dies: MFT Die-namics, double stitched rectangles

And almost the same again for my last card, but this time using a red card and a heat embossed rose bud glistened up with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.


The sentiment is also from the rose set and the heart is from yesterday's intro set BIG & BOLD Hugs.


Supplies:
Stamps:, Uniko, Pure Florals Rose, Big & Bold Hugs
Inks: Versamark clear + Ranger superfine embossing powder black
Pens: Spectrum Noir Sparkle, crystal clear
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched traditional tags

Tomorrow is the day! So be sure to come back and see what myself and the Uniko DT have been up to with this fabulous new release and learn how you could win too!

Mega thanks for visiting today.  And keep (Christmas) crafting!

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Uniko December Release - Introducing BIG & BOLD Hugs & Scattered Polka Hearts Large Background

YAY! I'm back home at last! Although it did take take the pilot two attempts to land the plan - not the best experience I've ever had!

But anyway how are you enjoying the Uniko introductions to the new December release? Are you ready for the next one? Well today’s is going to get you all loved up!

 

For my first card I used some favourite colours and a favourite layout. I masked off a diagonal section and stamped the polka hearts. I removed the mask and stamped the large hugs - love this stamp - then die cut it all and matted the two sections onto bright pink card.


Loving the way the polka hearts tumble down the card.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Scattered Polka Hearts Large Background, BIG & BOLD Hugs
Inks: Kaleidacolor, Berry Blaze
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched basic edges


My second card is a coffee coloured shaker. I stamped the polka hearts using shades of brown and found some matching sequins in my stash and the shaker idea was sown.


I die cut a frame for my shaker window and used the same pearlescent brown card stock for my base card.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Scattered Polka Dots Large Background, BIG & BOLD Hugs
Inks: Kaleidacolor, Cappuccino Delight
Dies: Lil'inker, stitched mats rctagles; Lawn Fawn, stitched recatangle frames 

The name of the Kaleidacolor ink pad kickstarted this last card featuring the polka hearts and broken lines stencil from this new release combined with the I Love Coffee stamp set.


I stamped the polka hearts first and then the coffee stamps on top and then handcut it.  I added the stencil lines using distress oxide and then used one section of the Kaleidacolor pad to stamp the sentiment onto the card base..



Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Scattered Polka Hearts Large Background, I Love Coffee
Stencil: Uniko, Broken Lines
Inks: Ranger Distress Oxide, wild honey, fossilized ambe; Kaleidacolor, Cappuccino Delight

Well that's all my introductions completed for today. Do be sure to come back tomorrow for the last of the introductions - you are so going to be smitten! Also remember to hop on over to the rest of the Uniko DT introductions - HERE - to get even more of a feel for this new release - it totally rocks!

Enormous thanks for your time today, you're the best!  And keep (Christmas) crafting!

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Uniko December Release - Introducing Stencils: Doodle Flower & Broken Lines

Hopefully when you’re reading this I’ll be on my way home after being stuck in Amsterdam for three days because of the snow! So apologies if this post seems a bit disjointed but I’m using my iPad and it doesn’t seem to like blogger that much and apart from the pics I added before I left home there won’t be any extra.

 My first card uses the new flower stencil and is, as Sarah always says, a twofer. I used brushos through the stencil and then took a print of the negative which I’ve used for this and the next card.


I die cut the panel and used one part for this card and one part for the next card. The sentiment is from two older Uniko sets.



Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Simply Said Blocks, Happy Succulents
Inks: SU rich razzleberry; Brusho, purple & crimson
Stencil: Uniko, Doodle Flower
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched basic edges 


And this is the twofer using the other bit of the die cut:


Once again I used a sentiment from another Uniko set.

Supplies:
Stamps: UnikoPure Florals Lily
Inks: SU rich razzleberry; Brusho, purple & crimson
Stencil: Uniko, Doodle Flower
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched basic edges
 


My last card uses the broken lines stencil placed once with brushos and then turned and embossing paste used through the stencil. 


A simple die cut greeting finished off my card.


Supplies:
Stencil: Uniko, Broken Lines
Embossing: Dreamweaver paste
Inks: Brusho, yellow & turquoise 
Die: Lil'inker, HI

Well I’ve struggled to the end of my post, hope it’s not too disjointed. Do go visit the Uniko blog for a much more detailed and sane description of today’s introduction. Thanks for bearing with me today.

And keep (Christmas) crafting!

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Uniko December Release - Introducing Spring Botanicals: Snowdrop & Scattered Polka Dots Large Background

Welcome to my blog today and have I got gorgeousness to share with you! Today the Uniko DT are introducing the first two new stamps sets from the upcoming December Release.

  

My first sample card uses the very beautiful snowdrop stamp set. I decided to keep things nice and understated and simply stamped the snowdrop and then highlighted it by inking up a couple of circles around it.


I chose icy blues as the snowdrop tends to be the very first flower that appears in my garden and often has ice, frost and sometimes even snow to contend with.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Spring Botanicals: Snowdrop
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, soft sky; Ranger Distress, faded jeans 

My next card uses both the stamp sets being introduced today and uses a little warmer colour tones.


I stamped the polka dots using a kaleidacolor ink set in baby pastels and then stamped the snowdrop on top.  I coloured both the snowdrop and the entiment strip in a pale grey. Then I matted it all onto a bright pink card base to brighten everything up.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Spring Botanicals: Snowdrop, Scattered Polka Dots Large Background
Inks: Mememnto, tuxedo black; Kaleidacolor, Baby Powder
Pens: Copic, N1, B02 

My final share for today uses one of the sentiments from the snowdrop stamp set and those polka dots all jazzed up in hot sunshiny colours.


The bright orange cardstock is a bit of a daring colour for me, but I thought it matched in with the rest of the card really well.


Supplies:
Stamps: Uniko, Scattered Polka Dots Large Background, Spring Botanicals: Snowdrop
Inks: Kaleidacolor, Desert Heat; Versafine, onyx black
Dies: MFT Die-namics, Stitched Fishtail Flags, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner

Thanks so much for looking today and be sure to come back tomorrow for the next introductions. In the meantime I know you'll be having fun visiting and admiring the talent of the rest of the Uniko DT whilst you swoon over the brilliance of Bev's artistry in designing these new stamp sets.

And keep (Christmas) crafting!

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Uniko December Release - Sneak Peeks

And here's the next four sneak peeks at Uniko's December release.

 

Can you see a bit of a Spring theme going on here?


 

Mmmm! You'll love these sets!

Be sure to call back tomorrow when it will be time to introduce the first two new stamp sets and you'll get more of an idea about them. You won't be disappointed!

Thanks for dropping by today.  And keep (Christmas) crafting!

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