Saturday 26 October 2019

Uniko - Reveal, Release & Giveaway October 2019

Hi crafty friends and I'm thrilled you've stopped by my blog today as it's the BIG Reveal, Release and GIVEAWAY of this month's new products from Uniko

You've no doubt noticed Bev has been showcasing these new goodies for the last few weeks since they were on sale at the Happy Stampers Festival in Port Sunlight at the beginning of the month. Today my fellow teamies and I are posting our creations, whilst inviting you to join the traditional release day blog hop, at the same time.

So First up I couldn't resist testing this gorgeous new Winter Foliage stencil with some beautiful WOW sparkling embossing powder, which I bought at Port Sunlight, over texture paste. The stencil coordinates beautifully with many of the previously released sets, but here I've teamed it with one of the new Festive Sentiments Outlined.

Next up I've teamed up the new Background Blocks Scandinavian Christmas with Festive Sentiments Outlined. The sentiments were stamped in Versamark Ink then embossed with clear embossing powder to create a tone on tone look 

Another one using these same sets in a different way; firstly inking up a panel with 3 distress oxide inks in tones of pink and red before heat embossing the background block with Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. To add some extra detail I've used tinsel white embossing powder as glitter to highlight some of the images and sentiment.

Next up a trio using the new large stamp set, called Season of Beauty. It's a modern twist on a poinsettia style bloom which can be used in non-traditional colourways as I've shown here. There's also some gorgeous foliage in the set and festive sentiments too. 

This next one is a very simple effect using white embossing to one of the foliage images then adding some sparkly glitter to the edges and sentiment. IRL it pops dramatically on the dark grey card stock.

Finally using the new coordinating designer dies for Winter Foliage to match the ever popular stamp set and I'm delighted that we now have dies to cut those fiddly holly leaves, berries and sprigs of garland. I've added a glittery gold embossed sentiment from the Season of Beauty set to finish this festive card.

Finally here's the long awaited BIG & BOLD Snow die, with shadow die, to match the previously released stamp set. Using one of my all time favourite Uniko sets for Christmas; Stunning Snowflakes, I've stamped a background for my card using Altenew Inks before adding the die-cut embossed 'snow' sentiment.

Sadly I ran out of time and have yet to create a card with the new Stunning Snowflake die but I have a sparkly die-cut waiting to go when I get a moment!

I hope you've enjoyed viewing my examples and please pop along to visit my fellow Design Team members - you won't be disappointed and may I wish you luck on the HOP!

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 here's the FULL images of the new goodies we've been showcasing!




Friday 4 October 2019

Uniko - Challenge #55 Reminder

Hi there, I'm here with a little reminder about our current challenge over at Uniko

The theme is Anything Goes with an optional twist to add some autumnal feature into your design and here's the cue card which we'd love to see in your post too.

I decided to use the recently released Tropical leaf Background Block with a twist ... using autumnal tones, created using Distress Oxides first to form the backdrop in Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon then Candied Apple. The background was then stamped using the WOW metallic brass embossing powder.

As always there's more fantastic creations by my fellow teamies, so why not head over to the Uniko blog HERE to check out the links and pay them a visit! I'm sure they'd appreciate it!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Myra of Pretty Passion by Anusheree Vaish who is one of our previous Uniko Challenge winners. Do pop along and visit her blog and leave a friendly word and some love.

You have until midnight GMT on Friday 25th October to link up to the challenge and all the details you need about prizes and how to play can be found over at Uniko HERE

As always thanks for calling by my blog today and I hope you feel inspired and will play along with us!