Saturday 7 October 2023

Uniko Release Day Giveaway and BA Blog Hop

Good morning.
It's release day for Uniko's October release and of course as is traditional we are having our bog hop and giveaway. Comment on all the blogs for a chance to win the WHOLE release! All the stamps will be available from 9pm tonight, if you can't wait and if you are lucky enough to win and you already have the release, then Bev will happily provide an alternative!
We are doing things a little differently for this release with Bev having done the intros and the BAs joining in for today as it's World Card Making Day too!

First off we have another addition to the Big and Bold series, Thank/s/ful.

BIG & BOLD thank/s/ful  £11
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

Here I've stamped an array of leaves from assorted Uniko sets including Autumn Serenade and Nature's Treasures I, in shades of autumn onto a panel of white card to which I had first stamped the thanks in a pale matching colour, Altenew's Misty Moor. This showed me where to stamp my leaves and where to stick my fussy cut sentiment. This I stamped on some matching card with Memento Rich Cocoa and embossed with clear EP.  The leaves were inked randomly with a mix of Memento, Canteloupe, Tangelo, Peanut Brittle, Potter's Clay and Rich Cocoa. The SENDING, also stamped with Rich Cocoa, is from the Picked Posies set.

Next up is this card using the new Autumn Serenade. It follows the similar designs of the other Serenade sets, Love and Snowflakes, plus a few extra leaves.

Autumn Serenade £11
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

I tried to get my stamping to bleed into my paper but was only marginally successful. So I decided to ink the stamped panel with some Scattered Straw DI and stamped one of the sentiments with more Rich Cocoa. The other colours are the same as for the previous card.

Next is my favourite of the release, Remembrance. It contains a couple of poppy stems and accompanying sentiments. Here I've used watercolour and masking fluid to create my central panel.

I'm afraid that I had intended for the stems to be part of the design but my masking was a bit hit and miss, and the watercolour had bled through, so went with a close crop and a square die cut frame. No sentiment as I wanted the image to shine!

Remembrance £11
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date
I love this stamp so much I couldn't wait to colour up another, this time using Copic markers.

You never know when you'll need a sympathy card and they are always hard to make at short notice, so I like to have a couple ready in my stash.

Finally here is another in the Framed series, this time snowflakes with 4 additional snowflakes to play with.


Framed - Snowflakes £11
Copyright Uniko Ltd 2012 - To Date

I started by embossing the frame with white EP onto white card, then added some DOx colour with a blending brush, splashing on some water and then lifting it with a paper towel to get even more dimension. On some scrap card, I stamped and embossed in white some of the other snowflakes, inked as before, fussy cut them and placed them on my design with pads after stamping and embossing the sentiment from Christmas Wishes. The whole panel was trimmed to leave a small inky border and mounted on a white base card.

Now the formal introductions are done, let's give you some more inspiration for using them. Be sure to leave some comment love either on the BA blogs or social media. You have until midnight Saturday 14th October 2023 to comment and then Bev will randomly select a winner to win the entire release, or equivilant.




Hope you have enjoyed this release and happy hopping!

I'd like to join in over at:-


                                                               Option of Autumn

                                               Autumn or Halloween


  1. Love your designs. I’ve just started watercolour classes & I’m very impressed with your poppy card & painting.🍂🥰

  2. These are all so beautiful Jules and the watercolour is stunning. Such great inspiration for this release. Happy Crafting.Tracey.x

  3. What a fabulous showcase Julie. I LOVE the poppies, you have done an amazing job with them and the snowflakes are a definite addition to my shopping list. Yay for the hay/haylage making!!

  4. ALL your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Simply Clean & Simple.
    Diane SCAS Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Simply Clean & Simple}

  5. WOW! An array of stunning showcases, each one as dazzling as the next! I'm especially smitten with the leaves and snowflakes; perfect for Fall and Winter, especially here in Alberta!

  6. Oh my goodness such beautiful cards. Those poppies…just breathtaking! X

  7. wow your cards are stunning - I am in love with the first poppy card - you nailed the design:)

  8. Wonderful variety of cards using these new products.

  9. Beautiful cards! I love the 'thanks' and the Autumn Serenade designs! Gorgeous poppy cards with awesome coloring, and the framed snowflake card is fabulous too!

  10. WOW! Amazing collection of cards Jules. Each one is fabulous. I actually gasped when I saw the first poppy card (with three poppies). That is a work of art, my friend. Great work with all your stamps from the new release. xx

  11. A wonderful collection of cards, Julie. I especially love the poppy cards, the sentiment on the second poppy card it just beautiful. xx

  12. Julie, I am in awe of your coloring skills! I feel like I could ruffle the petals of your trio of wonderful poppies! Thanks so very much for joining us as we celebrate our 7th birthday at The Flower Challenge! and look at that - they are all ready for a frame!

  13. Fab! I especially like the trio of poppy heads & how you have used the 'shadow' to lift them from the background.

  14. Your cards are stunning Julie. Your colouring of the poppies is amazing and the watercolour card is beautiful. Hugs, Denise x

  15. Stunning set of cards Julie to showcase Bev's fabulous new release. I really love your amazing colouring of the poppies, and I adore the Autumn Serenade swirling leaves.
    Pauline xx

  16. Beautiful makes, but your framed poppies are amazing, I couldn't believe they were stamped.

  17. Gorgeous cards! I especially like the Poppy ones! Love this release! 🥰

  18. Wow Julie I wish I saw this post before I did my order. These poppies look so stunning, amazing watercoloring and I love the single flower one as well and the snowflakes. You have an amazing talent. Thank you for joining us at The Flower Challenge DT Aileen

  19. Julie, your poppies are just stunning and the close crop and framing only act to emphasize your exquisite watercoloring! I am in awe! Thank you so much for choosing to share with us at The Flower Challenge!

  20. Love your autumnal card, Bev's stamps are just great for creating pretty designs. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Jayne DT


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