Monday, 11 February 2019

Release day at Uniko and a Treasure Hunt!

Finally the day has arrived and the 7th Birthday February 2019 Reveal, Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY is here! You can get your hands on the new release HERE at a NEW time of 9pm GMT tonight.

Ok, so how about a closer look at the 6 new clear stamp set designs, 2 coordinating designer die collections as well as 1 Stencil Design being released later today.
There's lots to see so grab a cuppa and settle down.

Here's my first card using Birthday Wishes and You Are, Yes You.

The panel was stamped along with the blue panel from this card. This time I used a semi dull EP and it didn't show up as much as the gloss, so I had to ink the pink card with some Seedless Preserve DI to make it stand out, but I quite like the softer look. The bloom was stamped twice, coloured and then one cut and each half slipped behind to create a fuller bloom. No need for an extra sentiment as there are plenty in the background!

This card uses mainly these fab sets.

Birthday Wishes £10
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019

BIG & BOLD Happy £10
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019
Also available are the matching dies

Designer Dies BIG & BOLD Happy £18.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019
You Are, Yes You £5
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019

This little gem is a Release Day FREEBIE clear stamp set.
It will be automatically added to release day orders of £25 or more up until Sunday 17th Feb 9pm GMT or while stock lasts. 
After 9pm GMT Sunday 17th February, if there is stock remaining it will be made available for purchase at £5.

My second card uses the sentiments from the You Are, Yes You set and the Graffiti Background Block stamp.

I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch for my layout, stamping some pink card with Memento Love Letter ink then added some semi dull EP and heat embossed. The hearts were die cut from a panel of the pink card inked again with Love Letter and the embossing powder. I decided to add some Glossy Accents to the hearts  and popped them up on pads. My sentiment is stamped with the same Love Letter ink.

Background Blocks Graffiti Texture  £5
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019

My third card again uses the sweet bloom stamp from You Are, Yes You as well as the fab Pinstripe Background Block stamp.

This time my inspiration were the colours from Color Throwdown.
I repeat stamped the pinstripes using my Zig brushes to ink it up to create the pattern. On a separate panel of white, I stamped a row of blooms and then cut it down with a scalloped edge die from MFT.
I used my Copics to colour and added a sentiment from the Birthday Sentiment Blocks set, white EP over red.

Background Blocks Pinstripe  £5
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019

My final card combines the Abstract Triangle stencil with the Passiflora stamps and dies.

Over at CAS stencil the theme is Ink powders and stencils, so I thought I would get my Brushos out and have a play with the new stencil. I'd seen this photo on Google whilst looking for colouring inspiration and thought the stencil could work as trellis.


I taped down my panel of Mixed Media paper to my board and placed the stencil on top. Carefully adding my Brusho, Turquoise and Prussian Blue and Sea Green, I think! The blue suggests sky, a tad brighter than the brick wall in the pic, the green and purple echo the blooms of the passion flower. I then spritzed the stencil with water and whipped it away quickly before the liquid oozed underneath!
Once dry I trimmed it down to size and glued it behind a die cut frame from my stash.

The passion flower was stamped using Momento inks and die cut, then arranged in the top right.
I originally put the finished panel on a white base card but for some reason the frame looked a different colour so I decided to use a coloured card and plumped for this purple which I think works better, picking up the purple of the blooms and inked panel. My sentiment from Birthday Sentiments is stamped in matching purple Memento.

Passiflora  £10
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019

 Designer Dies Passiflora  £15
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019

Stencil Abstract Triangles £3.50
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2019

That was quite an introduction, BUT we are not finished yet! We have our traditional Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway with a difference! 

As it is our 7th Birthday Blog Hop Bev wanted to add a little more FUN to the blog hop and she has decided to incorporate a Treasure Hunt! 
Hidden in photos along the blog hop are these letter balloon icons. 

All you have to do is -
1. Comment along the Blog Hop & find the icons
2. Email with the following information

- Design Team Members Name & Balloon Letter Found 
- What the Balloons spell out

Entries need to be emailed no later than Thursday 28th February 2019, for the winner to be announced Friday 1st March 2019 (winner will be randomly chosen from all the correct entries).


The ENTIRE 7th Birthday February Release! (6 clear stamp sets, 2 co-ordinating designer die collections & 1 stencil design).

So what are you waiting for? Better get hopping.

Ruth GD
Julie -- That's me
PLUS... Bev will still randomly select another winner! Be sure to comment along the hop for your chance to win ALL SIX Clear Stamp Sets!! You have until Midnight (GMT) Thursday 28th February 2019 to comment and the winner will be announced with ALL the 7th Birthday February 2019 Winners.

I'm joining in over at:-


With Love




  1. super set of cards Jules. I adore the text card-great way to make this stand out more and such a lovely contrast to the lighter pink of the pretty flower-fab colouring! Thanks for joining Ink. Also your card for Time Out is so creative-you took a grunge stencil and made it pretty!! And I love how glossy those hearts are-fab to see you at Time Out

  2. All the cards are super pretty :)

  3. Been an honour to be GD for a company with such a talented DT and such a wonderful release this month. I LOVE your use of the sentiment set - so clever - and so neat too! xx

  4. Really like your clever backgrounds teamed with all the new goodies! x

  5. very inspiring hop...great cards Julie...
    x Karen

  6. Fabulous cards and a great release of stamps and dies.
    Kath x

  7. Absolutley awww on the monochromatic card with the hearts. Sooo nice!
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  8. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  9. wow what a great variety of cards. I love the passion flower. Thanks for your great "love" card for the TMR challenge.
    Lynn x

  10. WOW! Clever, unique and super elegant designs Julie! You've worked your socks off on the release that's for sure! Love them all. x

  11. Great designs! I love your cards

  12. Such a beautiful card, love the background and the hearts really pop. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  13. Thank you Julie for sharing all your beautiful cards. So pleased you joined us at CAS Stencil Card Challenge by sharing your Brushos and stained glass stenciled card design. Hugs..Nancy

  14. Love your second card, monochrome, stylish and the hearts definitely benefited from the Glossy accents!

  15. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that heart card! All are beautiful but that one sticks out!!!

  16. All of your cards are lovely! Like how you used the CTD colors- sweet row of flowers! Thanks for joining us!

  17. Such lovely cards with beautiful designs. Love this release.

  18. Fantastic cards! The second one is my fav, it is super beautiful! <3

  19. Wow! Each card is so different, but they all have awesome in common! <3 Great work with the brushos on the last one... mine always like to sneak under the stencil.

  20. Wonderful final showcase of the release Julie. Love the multicoloured pinstripe with the little flower along the edge. great use of the stencil too, beautiful colours and very crisp like Lindsey said.

  21. This blog hop is amazing me at all the different designs you clever people are producing. Yours are superb and I really am liking the use of the pinstripe background with the tiny flower heads.

  22. WOW! Amazing showcase Julie. Love them all .... the Birthday Wishes background you've created is so cool, the Graffiti Texture looks fab, but I think my favourite is that pretty bloom along the rainbow pinstripe .... just gorgeous! xx

  23. Fabulous!!!! Love the textures on each one with clever techniques and backgrounds, unique ideas!

  24. wow your creativity is impressive - thanks for sharing:)

  25. What a beautiful set of cards here on your blog today - lovely new stamps used - I love how your were inspired by the trellis for your stenciled card using the Brushos! thanks for sharing with us at the CAS Stencil!

  26. You've used such lovely palettes on all your cards. Great designs that really make these new products shine.

  27. Beautiful array of cards showcasing the gorgeous new images from Uniko! Great work Jules! So happy that you used the beautiful passion flower image over a stenicled powdered ink background. The colours are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

  28. Such gorgeous cards! I love how you balance your background elements with your focal images. Fantastic!

  29. Pretty set of cards. My fave is the third one.

  30. WOW, Julie ! I LOVE them all ! What a stunning release showcase you've done with this array of cards ! Very creative designs and techniques too. Aaarggh, can't choose a favourite ! I love the graffiti texture with these bold hearts, CAS wonder but I also love the Passiflora over this delicious inks powder stencilling. FABULOUS ! x

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

  32. A wonderful selection of cards to showcase this fabulous release, Julie! The florals are all gorgeous (I'm so taken with the passiflore!) and what a cool background to those dimensional hearts ... so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  33. Marisela Delgado said: Great card.

  34. Wow! I just love all these fabulous cards, Julie! They do a perfect job of showcasing this great new release! My favourites would have to be the hearts with it's pretty background and your first card making use of all the sentiments as a Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful inspiration!

  35. Beautiful cards, great designs and your colouring if the Passiflora is perfect xx

  36. Beautiful cards! I really love the gorgeous Passaflora set, and the You Are, Yes You set!


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