Saturday, 12 January 2019

Fancy a Blog Hop? .......

Happy Saturday folks ......

It's the weekend ....... whoo hoo!  Let's get it started with a bit of Blog Hopping fun shall we.

The Uniko girls are having a DT Blog Hop and Giveaway featuring our favourite Uniko products that were released during 2018.

Hmmm ...... not an easy choice, there were so many.
The chrysanthemum stencil, the beautiful French script background stamp (loved that one!), the great Birthday Sentiments (a useful addition to anyone's stamp stash), the Mehndi Mandala stencil, and not forgetting the stunning Peony in December's release ...... to pick just a few.

In the end, I couldn't narrow it down to just one so ..... here's two of my favourites

The Natures Treasures II Stencil and Mask ....... because you can never have too many leaves!  And the pretty silhouette stamp set Just Because ...... gorgeous floral image plus some great words!

I can't take full credit for the above design, I came across the idea on Pinterest and fell in love with it.  It's originally by the talented Laura Bassen, done for the Altenew blog I think, and this is my version.

Distress inks blended over a piece of cardstock, dividing it into roughly quarters.  I used Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry and Tumbled Glass

I then stenciled the leaves onto each of the quarters using the same colour of Distress Ink. I really like this tone on tone effect, it gives a pretty delicate look and adds depth too.

I then stamped over the top of the leaves using the pretty floral silhouette, only this time I used Distress Oxide inks in the same colours ...... apart from the yellow option.  The Squeezed Lemonade Oxide didn't really show up on top of the Distress ink, so I went for Mustard Seed instead.

I stamped my sentiment in the centre ......

and added a few dots of crystal glaze here and there.

I also used the stencil and stamp on the inside too .....

What's your favourite Uniko product from 2018?

I mentioned a Giveaway ..... there's a £25 Uniko eGift certificate up for grabs.  All you have to do is hop along to each of the Design Team posts, and leave a comment, and the winner will be randlonly chosen from all the comments left ..... easy.
You have until midnight on Saturday 19th January to comment, so there's plenty of time.

Here's a list of all the DT blogs .......

Linda (that's me!)

Happy Hopping!

Thanks for popping by ...... have a lovely weekend.

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. A beautiful card, I love the layers which add interest and make me look at the card more.

  2. Gorgeous. Love the shadowy leaves in the different colours. Very cool card. Hugz

  3. I love the way you've layered these colors and the beautiful stenciling! As always the inside is as pretty as the outside!

  4. This is a gorgeous card Linda, love the tone on tone effect.
    Avril xx

  5. Loving this stamp set. So versatile. Thanks so much for sharing your pretty card with pretty colors!

  6. This is such a clever and subtle mix of stamps and stencil Linda. :)

  7. Such a very clever effective!

  8. I love your colour choices and the design is so clever, your card is amazing! Anne xxx

  9. Linda, your colourful card is so beautyful! Good choice of two stunning and versatile Uniko-products of 2018!
    Hugs & greetings from Weibke (Uniko-DT)

  10. Love all the pretty colors together; they say 'happy' to me. I don't know how anyone picked only one favorite … I just got 'snowflake serenade' so I will that as my fave; it's so unique.

  11. OOOOH! Dazzling, dreamy, delicious and totally yummy use of the Uniko goodies here Linda. The colour combo and in such elegant blocks of colour is fabulous! xx

  12. Oooh this is such an awesome card!! Full of color and cheer :)

  13. Absolutely love the colors chosen and the way the stampset is used!! Beautiful card

  14. Beautiful card! Love the colour blocks.

  15. Wow! Beautiful card!!! Love the bright colors!!!

  16. So beautiful Linda, I don’t use stencils often enough so thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Super combo of stamps, stencils and colours. Looks totally awesome.

  18. A very cheerful card, Linda ! And what an awesome design you've made with this delicate stencil. Love it !

  19. Beautiful rainbow colours and creative combination of stencilling and stamping - I LOVE it! Hugs Bev x

  20. This is amazing! LOVE the colours and design. And I LOVE those stencils!! Gorgeous card, my friend! xx


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