Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Uniko - Reveal, Release and GIVEAWAY Blog Hop - December 2018

Hi there friends and thanks for visiting today!

No doubt you've been following the Uniko blog over the last week and noticed a slight change to the usual build up to a new release, in that Bev alone has been presenting and introducing the new goodies! I think being so close to Christmas she took pity on the Design Team, however I still managed to make rather a lot of cards with this release, which helped tremendously in my frantic Christmas card production line!!!

So you've had the Sneaky Peeks and Introductions, courtesy of Bev and now we have the BIG Reveal, Release and GIVEAWAY of this month's new stamp sets and stencils from Uniko

Here's my cards showcasing these fabulous sets and they are now available in the shop HERE and waiting for you to buy!

If you follow my blog (not that there's been much happening in the last few months) I do have a tendency to get 'fixated' on colour schemes ... especially when working towards a release day of new sets so here goes with some examples from my colour combo for this one and I'll share more on my Instagram page over the week. 

First up with Snowflake Serenade: 

Next up the Pure Florals Peony and I do hope to manage some coloured examples with this one as and when I've more time but I think it looks equally stunning in black and white. I thought a set like this would be great as a gift:

Following on with the same colour combo I've a few examples with the Wonderful Day stamp set although I've still to try out the 'wonderful' sentiments included in the set!

Lastly here's a couple of examples with the festive stencils; 'In the Forest' and 'Let it Snow' - you'll notice I've switched the colour scheme for these ... when you're in a rush, as I was, with Christmas card creations then stencils are definitely a quick and easy go-to solution! 

Most of these were made in batches using Distress Oxide inks through the stencils in 'Blueprint Sketch' 'Peacock Feathers' 'Mermaid Lagoon' and 'Wilted Violet'. Once I'd cleaned the stencil I used Tonic Glimmer paste over the top to add extra texture and sparkle.

In total I think I made 5 panels using each stencil and if you check Instagram over the week I guess I was having a competition with myself to see how many cards I could make from each panel! 


All that's left for me to do now is set you off on the traditional Design Team Blog Hop and wish you luck. All the details are over on the Uniko blog HERE so if you get lost along the way just head back there.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like what you've seen these last few days. I'm not sure whether I'll have chance to post anything else on my blog before Christmas so just in case...

I'd like to wish all my faithful followers and blog buddies a very festive Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Finally, here's the FULL images of the sets we've been showcasing!





  1. Love the different combinations of
    the greens/pink/white. Just a
    little change in placement makes
    a big change. Great cards.
    thanks for sharing

  2. these cards are so pretty - LOVE the strong colors you have used:)

  3. Amazing cards and I love the inspiration for using one colour theme. Thanks for sharing. I shall use some of the tips to make some more cards.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful release, beautiful cards!!!

  5. Lots of wonderful inspiration. Especially for someone like me who doesn't color much. I love the snowflake serenade! That's my fave card here too.

  6. What lovely colour combinations you've used. I really love the 'gift set' of cards you've done, thanks for sharing them all.

  7. Amazing set of cards Sarah!! Love all of your designs and composition!! Oh yes peony looks gorgeous in black and white!! I just love your bright choice of colours and variations in stenciled Christmas tree cards!!

  8. Love the glimmer, love the colors, love the nice details you added!!!

  9. Wow Sarah you have been busy, this collection of cards are all so so beautiful. Love the look of the new big bloom and then going to the very delicate looking swirls and leaves and berries. You have show off all the stamps and dies and stencils to absolute perfection.

  10. No wonder you got fixated on the green/lime/pink colour scheme, it looks wonderful with the cards you've made here. But then so does the blue/aqua/purple one.

  11. What a variety of fabulous cards for inspiration!!

  12. Goodness, you have been productive, Sarah ... what a gorgeous collection! The stencilled cards are so shimmery and pretty ... and what a fabulous colour combo for your stamp showcase ... such bold, contemporary and delicious designs! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too! Hugs, Anita :)

  13. Wow! Awesome set of cards!!! I'm totally in love for your Peonies!!!

  14. I LOVE when you get 'fixated' on colour schemes, because gorgeous cards are guaranteed to result...and I'm right! Your array here is nothing shy of breath-taken-away gorgeous! Love them allllll!

  15. Whoa! You spoiled us with a fabulous array of beautiful cards, Sarah! So many fun and creative ideas. Great job! xx

  16. Looks like your mojo is back with avengence Sarah! Love those bright almost fluorescent ones and the purpley blues of the snowflake stencil ones. :)

  17. WOW Sarah! You really knocked it out of the ball park with this bumper array of inspiration. Absolutely LOVE your colour combo, so bright and cheerful :)
    I LOVE them all and I am truly honoured to have you on the Uniko DT, such a delight to see how you use the products I design. Thank you SO much. Hugs Bev x

  18. Well you've certainly come back with a bang Sarah! How gorgeous and different are your cards and you've created so many! Totally spoilt for choice and very inspired!

  19. Gorgeous set of cards! I love the colors you used in the last group with the stencils! So pretty for the trees and the snowflakes!


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