Thursday 11 February 2016

Uniko - February Release Day & Blog Hop

Here we go! Happy 4th birthday Uniko!

At last it's time to reveal the complete Uniko February release and a chance to win it all!


I've got four cards to share with you today, each one using one of the new release sets at its centre. First up is the gorgeous Beautiful Blooms III.

I combined it with a sentiment from All Occasion Sentiments #6 and heat embossed the flower outline and the final markings of both the flower and leaves.

Stamps: Uniko, Beautiful Blooms III, All Occasion Sentiments #6
Inks: SU, wild wasabi; Ranger distress, shaded lilac, scattered straw; Versamark
Embossing: Stampendous, white

Card 2 invites you to share a cup of tea with me - wouldn't that be fun?

I stamped and coloured the tea cup and then masked it out to stencil the spotted background. This was inspired by a tablecloth at a favourite tea room near my village.

Stamps:Uniko, I Love Tea
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black; SU, marina mist, regal rose, pistachio pudding
Die: Lil'inker, stitched mats rectangles
Stencil: Stamposaurus
Promarker: ivory

Card 3 is what I like to call a modern take on the Valentine/love theme that all over blogland at the moment.

I combined that 'go to' set Simply Said with the camera film roll from Strike A Pose and then matted it onto hot pink. Striking and in your face was what I was aiming for - do you think I achieved it?

Stamps: Uniko, Simply Said, Strike A Pose
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, bahama blue, pear tart, rose bud

My final card uses that oh so cute bunny and this time I've gone with an Easter theme. 

I die cut an egg shape and stamped the sentiment and tiny hearts onto it. The bowtie picks up on the vertical banner's colour.

Stamps: Uniko, Some Bunny
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black
Card: scraps from my stash
Promarkers: vanilla, raw sienna, terracotta, grey green
Die: Spellbinders, petite ovals large

Well that's the end of my sample cards and now on to the bit you've been waiting for - the blog hop and chance to win the entire release. As it's Uniko's 4th birthday today the DT have been joined by some past DT members to make this blog hop even more exciting. Here's the order:

Jane - that's me

Happy hopping and good luck, hope it's you that wins!

Thanks for your time today. and keep crafting!

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  1. Wow Jane! All of your creations are awesome with lovable new release!

  2. What great cards. I so would love to pop over for a cuppa!

  3. Fabulous range of cards here, Jane! Love the way you have used embossing on the florals and the idea of using the new sentiments with the film strip is inspired! Your stencilled background for the tea cup and easter bunny are both great too. What a perfect showcase of all the new stamp sets :)

  4. Gorgeous cards and great inspiration for using the new stamps

  5. Gosh you have been busy! All v different styles & lots of inspiration. Really like your film strip idea x

  6. Very different styles for each card, but all very nice!

  7. Jane - absolutely love all these cards! You really have rocked the release! I particularly like the super CAS filmstrip card! xxx

  8. Fabulous cards and fabulous inspiration with your mixing and matching.

  9. Fabulous cards and fabulous inspiration with your mixing and matching.

  10. Beautiful cards showcasing Bevrrleys new stamps! I love the design if your Easter card with this sweet bunny😊

  11. Your cards are gorgeous! I especially love the bunny card! I am loving the new stamps!

  12. Fantastic cards, Jane!! I love the stencil you used on your tea cup card - what lovely inspiration! I can imagine whiling away a few hours in a tea shop with that kind of inspiration. It's been such a great week hopping by your blog every day to see what you've done with Bev's fantastic stamps - thank you for your inspiration!!

  13. Fabulous cards! I love the new floral set and that cute bunny! Your coloring on the floral card is lovely!

  14. Fun cards, but again the floral ones stole my heart.

  15. All such fabulous cards! Really love the Blooms card!

  16. Oh wow! Your cards are gorgeus!!!!

  17. Beautiful cards Jane! I love your CAS designs.

  18. Great showcase of the Uniko release, Jane. I love the embossed detailing on your bloom, so pretty x

  19. I don't even know where to begin, praising your creativity with this new I'll just say: LOVE x LOVE them all! The bloom in the first...oh myyyyy!

  20. Amazing showcase of these sets, LOVE how you have showcased the sentiments inside the filmstrip - genius idea. Thank you for all your inspiration and handwork during the release. Hugs Bev x


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