Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Today's the Day!! .......

Happy Wednesday ......

And welcome to Uniko's 6th Birthday & February Release, Blog Hop & Giveaway!
It's been a busy few days, showcasing all the gorgeous brand new products and guess what .... they're all available to purchase now on the Uniko website!
Have you got your favourites?  Is there something there that you just have to have?

Well, before you dash off to fill those shopping baskets how about a fun Blog Hop to celebrate the new release, with tons of fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.

I've got a couple of cards for you using two of the new stencil designs .... the stunning Chrysanthemum (I shouldn't say it but this is one of my favourites!)

I love this large bloom ....... it's so easy to create stunning cards, just think of all the colours that will look amazing with this.

I've gone a nice cheery yellow ..... well, Spring is on the way so I'm told!
I used Distress Oxide inks .... I think it was Squeezed Lemonade with a touch of Wild Honey.  I love the crispness of these inks and they give great coverage.

A simple sentiment, from the new Spring Botanicals - Daffodil stamped onto a strip of white cardstock

and then layered onto another piece coloured with the same Oxide ink, and attached to the bottom of my card
A few Nuvo Jewel dots here and there add the finishing touch

Another favourite is Seeing Stars ...... this is a fab little stencil which will be great for so many occasions.

I've used it here on top of a galaxy background which  I found in my stash

I applied texture paste through the stencil and then sprinkled glitters over the top whilst the paste was still wet ....... gold, crystal and a pretty platinum shade

The sentiment is from Reach for the Stars and goes perfectly with this stencil

You may already be hopping and have arrived here from Julie's Blog .... if not, don't worry you can't get lost.  There's a full list of all the blogs below.

Your next stop is the lovely Lindsey.  Hop over and say Hello, and don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE!!  That's right, one lucky winner will win ALL of the brand new stamps and stencils .... how cool is that!

You have until midnight (GMT) on Saturday March 10th to complete the hop and leave your comments, and the winner will be announced on Sunday 11th March ..... Happy hopping!

Linda (that's me!)

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.
I'm braving the weather this morning and going into town to, amongst other things, collect my mobile phone, and it's not good news (sigh!)  In case you've missed the saga of the mobile phone, it had an unfortunate dip whilst we were moving house ....... yes, it ended up in the toilet  ..... again!!!
Last time this happened the lovely gentleman in the gadget shop managed to fix it for me, unfortunately he hasn't been able to work his magic this time (sob!)  
So .... I'm off to see if the nice people in the phone shop can get the sim card, take all my stuff off and put it all back onto my old phone, which luckily I still have lying around.  Either that or I ask hubby to buy me a nice shiny new one for my birthday next week ....... not really what I wanted for my birthday!!!

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Beautiful great showcase of the stencils.

  2. Two gorgeous cards, especially the wonderful Chrysanthemum xx

  3. Two fab cards again Linda. I do like the Chrysanth stencil, I can see it getting lots of use!
    My hubby's phone had a similar problem, he rescued a sheep from the pond and forgot it was in his pocket! DIdn't work for ages but when he tried it a few months after it worked! :)

  4. The chrysanthemum stencil card is so gorgeous, but I’m loving your starry sky even more! Think I’m going to be taking another look at that one.

  5. They are both gorgeous cards. I do like the chrysanthemum, but I love the grungy star card - so much texture and layers. xx

  6. Two marvelous cards, Linda! Swooning over your beautiful chrysanthemum and dazzle by your galaxy. Your poor phone; hope the 'easy fix' happens!

  7. Two lovely cards Linda, love the cheery yellow, although it's certainly not Spring here - at least 6" of snow!
    Hope you don't have to have a phone for your birthday - that would be a shame!
    Avril xx

  8. The flower is so cheery in yellow and love the sparkle of the stars.

  9. Awesome cards! Love the texture on your stars card! And I have to say that the Chrysanthemum stencil is my absolute favorite too! Gorgeous card with that beautiful yellow bloom!

  10. Awesome cards! I am in love with the crysanth stencil!!

  11. Two gorgeous cards, Linda, and so different ! I definitely have to try this new chrysanthemum stencil, it is so wonderful on your card ! Brilliant showcase also with this galaxy background, a stunning mix of colours and shimmer !
    For having worked in the mobile phone industry, I can tell you that sometimes it works to dry them directly on an heater or with an hair dryer, but It can take some time to dry !
    Another thing, we cannot access this post directly from the Uniko blog, I think that you forgot to add the label Uniko to this post.

  12. Two fabulous that chrysanthemum and all the colours in your galaxy.

  13. Lovely cards, Linda. The galaxy is pretty

  14. Such pretty cards. The chrysanthemum stencil is one of my faves too.

  15. Wonderful work and the colors are gorgeous!!!!

  16. Great cards, and wow what a fab release that is! Thanks so much for sharing.

  17. Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful cards and colors!!!

  18. Sheer brilliance Linda! From extreme elegance on the first one to mixed media luxury on the second. Both have the x-factor and I'm swooning for sure! A superb showcase of all the sets this week and so much inspiration too. x

  19. Beautiful creations! The galaxy sky is awesome! :)

  20. Ooohhh you and your team are making it so tough...Really think the chryssy moving up my list...I'm new to tour team and treated myself to some of the older stamps and stencils...but I think I gotta have a few newbies too ;) love your sparkle texture paste too

  21. Beautiful cards!! I love the yellow one.

  22. Wonderful cards. I'd been thinking that star stencil was my favourite part of the release and your amazing design has confirmed it.

  23. Fab duo Linda - the CAS crisp chrysanthemum is right up my street but also love the glitzy galaxy style stars! X

  24. Beautiful cards. You showcased the products so wonderfully. Hugs, Jinny

  25. Your cards are just beautiful, Linda! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful ideas. They show off the great new release so well.

  26. You have made very beautiful cards.

  27. Oh, the Chrysanthenum card is really beautiful.
    Happy regards from stempelfrida


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