Monday, 11 February 2019

Today's the Day! It's the Uniko 7th Birthday February 2019 Release Blog Hop GIVEAWAY and Treasure Hunt

Happy Monday ........

Let's get the week off to a great start shall we.
You might want to grab a coffee .... this is going to be fun but it could take a while.  There's lots to get through and loads of pictures.

Over the last few days, along with the rest of the Uniko Design Team, I've been introducing the brand new Uniko Birthday Release, available later today, on the Uniko website.  Check out the New Arrivals section from 9pm this evening (GMT)

There's SIX gorgeous new clear stamp sets, TWO of which have fabulous matching sets of dies, and ONE brand new stencil design.
If you need a reminder, here they are ......

The new stencil design ..... Abstract Triangles (I love this!)

The stamps, and designer dies ....
Great sentiments and words with  BIG & BOLD Happy

A great set of dies to match this one .....

Birthday Wishes ....... perfect for the inside of your cards as well as out

 Two new Background Blocks ..... Graffiti Texture and Pinstripe

A gorgeous new floral ..... Passiflora 

with matching dies available too ...

And finally the pretty Febrauary Release Freebie ...... You Are, Yes You! 

Yes, this little beauty will be added FREE to Release Day orders of £25 or more, until Sunday 17th Feb ..... or until stocks last!
If there is any stock left after that date, it will be available to purchase.

Now for a little inspiration .......

First up, BIG & BOLD Happy ....... great words, the perfect party accent stamps, and those matching dies!

I've used the large Happy stamp here, heat embossed with a sparkly powder and then used the die to cut it out .....

It's so cool how everything works so well together too .....

I've used the Abstract Triangles stencil, Graffiti Texture Background Block and the Birthday Wishes set here.  If you follow the Uniko Blog then I'll be taking you through how I made this one later in the month.

Passiflora up next ..... the gorgeous new floral set, with those matching dies .....

Use just some of the layering stamps to create fun looking flowers .....

I've used one of the dies too ..... to add a touch of dimension

Could that be the new Pinstripe Background Block too ...... yes, it is!
Here it is used again, this time with the pretty Freebie stamp set ..... You Are ....Yes You!

I do love this little bloom .... I've simply stamped it all over a piece of white card, filling in the gaps with one of the leaf stamps, and coloured with ZIG markers ....

Added a cute little sentiment from the same set .....

And finished off with a strip down the side stamped with the Pinstripe ....... 

A few sparkly sequins add the final touch ...... so pretty!

Last but not least, a really quick and easy, CAS design, using the Pinstripe again,  the flower and leaf from the Freebie set and one of those fab sentiments from Birthday Wishes .......

A fancy die cut edge to show off the Pinstripe panel 

The flower simply stamped and coloured ...

And the sentiment is centre stage .....

What a great new release!

The fun's not over yet though.  
As we're celebrating Uniko's 7th Birthday there's something a little special going on with the Blog Hop ..... there's a Treasure Hunt!
Hidden in some of the photos along the blog hop you'll find little balloon icons like this ....

The rules of the Treasure Hunt are simple .....

1.  Follow the Blog Hop, leave comments along the way, and find ALL the icons
2.  Send an email to ....... with the following information
  • the Design Team member's name and the Balloon Letters you've found
  • the actual word that the balloons spell out
It couldn't be simpler.

Entries need to be emailed no later than 28th February 2019 so that the winner can be announced on March 1st.  The winner will be randomly chosen from all the correct entries received.
The prize up for grabs is a BIG one!  The winner will receive THE ENTIRE 7TH BIRTHDAY FEBRUARY RELEASE!!!  Yes, that's right .... all 6 clear stamps set, 2 sets of co-ordinating designer dies and 1 stencil design ..... WOW!!

And that's not all ....... another winner will be randomly chosen from ALL the comments left on the Blog Hop posts, and they will win  ALL 6 BRAND NEW CLEAR STAMP SETS!!
The more comments you leave along the way, the more chances you have of winning.  You have until midnight (GMT) on Thursday 28th February to complete the Blog Hop and leave your comments.

Here's a full list of all the Blogs involved in the Blog Hop .......

Linda (that's Me!)

Happy Hopping!

Thank you so much for popping by, and making it to the end of this post .... hope it was worth it. I think I've included everything!
Enjoy the rest of your day.  I'm off for a lie down I think .... my head hurts!

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. Fabulous cards Linda - I love these new releases.
    Kath x

  2. I will be very surprised if this release isn't a sell out. I love all your designs so much, but special mention of your clever use of passiflora set for definite. It's a winner in my eyes! xx

  3. I've never been a fan of the sparkly embossing power BUT I LOVE it on your happy card!! And again a lovely showcase of the pinstripe stamp. x

  4. Beautiful cards linda the green on the happy card love love love x x

  5. great cards using these new releases, well done.
    x Karen

  6. Each of your cards has this special little aw!!! I can not tell, which one I like most. Thank you and kind regards from stempelfrida

  7. I need to squeal at all these clever, striking and eye-poppingly beautiful showcases with the new goodies Linda. I simply can't pick a favourite as they are all awesome. Bursting with inspiration and definitely make me want to play some more with the sets. x

  8. All gorgeous cards, this was a great release!

  9. All are gorgeous but I REALLY LOVE the glitter and the design of your purple card!!!

  10. Lovely cards! I especially love the last two using the freebie set. Just soooo pretty.

  11. What a beautiful collection of cards, just lovely.

  12. Wow! Gorgeous set of cards!! I just love the last 2 a lot! <3

  13. Beautiful cards! I think that pinstripe background will be SO useful... as you've shown in your examples!

  14. Oh how fabulous is that stencil card - looking forward to finding out how you created it. Also love your use of the pinstripe on your cards, the black strip and all over floral combo card is especially effective.

  15. These cards are all so stunning...I am in love with the pinstripe background...and I wont go on...fabulous showcase of a great release.

  16. Gorgeous cards! Love them all.

  17. I must say this release is my absolute favorite! Love the scattered florals on the last one mos, along with stripes!

  18. Oh what wonderful cards! Beautiful designs and wonderfully clean and creative. Fabulous inspiration!

  19. Very interesting. Your cards are so pretty—thanks for sharing!

  20. WOW ! Beautiful showcase of this Beautiful release. Great minds think alike (Abstract triangles & You are, yes you cards). It almost looks like that we have crafted together, and I promise I didn't see your cards before doing mine. I especially love your Passiflora explosions combined with the Pinstripe background. So creative ! Hugs x

  21. Gorgeous set of cards!!! Great colouring!!!

  22. That sparkly 'happy' is so celebratory, Linda ... and what a cool look you created with the stencilling and stamping! Love all those florals ... the passiflore and the Yes You bloom in it's different guises, they're sooo gorgeous paired with the pinstripes! Anita :)

  23. The perfect set of cards to showcase this great new release, Linda! I love the use of the beautiful larger sentiment to be centre stage on the card front! Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful inspiration!

  24. Gorgeous collection of cards but I really love the CAS design of the first xx

  25. I love your beautiful cards! The Passaflora set and the You Are, Yes You sets are my favorites! I love your use of the Abstract Triangles stencil too!

  26. Awesome cards! So pretty and fun!

  27. More fabulous samples showing how versatile these all are.
    I do love the pin stripe and the pretty flower designs, they look so clean and fresh.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  28. What a fabulous showcase Linda - so many inspiring ideas! My fave has to be the first; I love glitter and bling. It's a crisp CAS card but the glitter really has made it a stunner xx

  29. Linda, your bunch of cards is such a beautiful presentation and combination of all the new goodies on the Uniko-Supply-List!
    * The green happy everything is so CAS and stylish!
    * The purple combination of the abstract triangle stencil with the graffiti-background - Just Wow!
    * These funny little flowers you made with the passiflora elements!
    * All the beautiful "You are, yes you" flowers creating this beautiful background for your amazing golden sentiment!
    * and the CAS bithday card with the big sentiment!
    Just can say WOW!

    Hugs & Greetings from Wiebke (DT)

  30. Wow! You have made some fantastic cards! I'm particularly impressed with the one containing the stencil background - I like how only some of your panels are stamped, leaving some blank.

  31. Love all your cards Linda. Especially the Yes you card and the CAS card!

    ~ Priyanka Kantak

  32. Wonderful variety of cards you have created!

  33. Fabulous set of cards. Love them all.

  34. wow, absolutely amazing, I love your design!


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