Thursday, 11 February 2016

Uniko - 4th Birthday, February Release, Blog Hop & Giveaway ...

....  Morning!  I'm very, very late with this post - I have a good excuse and will tell you as soon as I can!!  In the meantime, I'm here to help Bev celebrate Uniko's 4th Birthday.  I think I found her stamps about a month or two after she opened shop - and I love them still.  And it's such a pleasure to be a member of Bev's Design Team.  Bev is releasing four new stamp sets today and I've used three of them in my cards.

Here's the first card featuring Beautiful Blooms III - a multi-step set:

Hello - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Beautiful Blooms III, I Love Tea, Simply Said
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Dies: Die-namics - Happy Hellos
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Calypso Coral; Gold Mirri Card; We Are Memory Keepers EF - Gemstone; Gold Pen


I cased Anita's lovely card from this week's MUSE - MUSE#152 challenge.  The colours are from Colour Q - cQc#328 and as there's a lovely flower on the card, I'm also playing along with Addicted to CAS - ATCAS#81 where the cue word is BLOOM.

I cut a panel of white card slightly smaller than the base and stamped the flower and leaves.  I used my MISTI which makes perfect positioning so easy.  Once stamped I embossed the panel and edged it with a gold pen.  I adhered the panel flat to the card.  I die cut the word from gold mirri card.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of coral design paper and on the white panel added the little flower stamp, from I love Tea, as it matches the main image.  I also added a little greeting from Simply Said - which is full of useful phrases.

Hello inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHello sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My next card is really clean and simple, and very pretty too!

Come & Share - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - I Love Tea
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Secret Admirer; Washi Tape (can't remember who made this one); Copic Marker

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#233 for the layout and the colours are from Your Next Stamp - YNS#32 where I've used the colours.


I stamped the teacup on some pretty design paper and fussy cut it out.  I stamped the top of the cup again on some scrap white paper and coloured in some "tea", cut it out and adhered it to the teacup.  I found some pretty Washi tape in my stash and adhered two pieces to the card, attached the teacup and then used my MISTI to position and stamp the greeting.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of the same design paper.  On the white panel I stamped a greeting and the little flower stamp from this set - it's so pretty!

Come & Share inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsCome & Share sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I didn't get chance to make a card with the final set - Some Bunny.  This is a really cute set with a lovely bunny and sentiments in fabulous fonts.  You will see the set soon.

Now, as is traditional, we have a release day Blog Hop with the DT and some Uniko Alumni.  Simply visit and comment along the Hop by midnight (GMT) Thursday 26th February, to be in with a chance of winning the ENTIRE release!!  If you have already purchase any or all of the release a refund will be given.

Deborah (that's me)

Now, before I go, here are all the sets available today:











Thank you for stopping by - do visit Bev's blog.  Bye for now
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27 comments:

Kajcyika said...

Deborah I loove this two card! They are amazing! :) xx Kaja

Craftyfield said...

Very pretty cards! Love the blooms and the cup sets.

Jane said...

Oh well done Deborah! I'm so impressed that you got done so quickly and so beautifully.

Carole said...

Two fabulous cards...love those blooms, that background is so 3d looking. great use of the pretty washi tape on card no 2.....I would never have thought of that!

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely cards.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really like these new stamps!

Sue said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

Christy Q said...

Oh, this is so lovely!!! I adore your paper pieced tea cup and your embossed panel on the first card is just divine!!!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Awesome new stamp sets... I love the floral set!

Rahmat said...

Fabulous makes Deborah, I simply adore the first one.

Lindsey said...

What a fabulous BG on your first card Bev, love it! And the paper piecing works wonderfully with the teacup x

Jane Willis said...

Beautiful! That patterned paper looks particularly lovely used for the teacup
Jane

Maureen said...

Fabulous cards! Love the papers you used!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Beautiful cards!

Barb Ghig said...

Two really gorgeous cards, Deborah! Your flower is stunning and your 'Cup of Tea' is so elegant! I love how you stamp the inside of your cards, too...such a lovely finishing touch!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Ardyth said...

Loving those new stamps - the colours you chose are gorgeous! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Deborah!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Your cards are gorgeus!!!!

Dana & Glen said...

What lovely cards Deborah! I love the layering floral stamp.

Neets B said...

A lovely showcase of the new Uniko stamps, Deborah, and I love your interpretation of my Muse card. The colours are lovely and I think I now need the gemstone embossing folder!
Thanks for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Susan said...

Two great cards, Deborah! I haven't left you a comment in a while, but I still keep up with your work...always beautiful!

Diane Louise J said...

beautiful xx

cm said...

Two gorgeous cards, Deborah! The pretty bloom, set atop the embossed background, is so pretty! Your teacup...oh my! I'd love a set of those delicate floral beauties in my cupboard...
~carol

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow this is so beautiful! I love your take on this weeks sketch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Julie E said...

Such a pretty tea cup card with the paper piecing and the layering over the strips. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

Anita said...

Lovely cards. thank you for joining our challenge at Your Next Stamp!

Beverley said...

Two amazing cards , love the geometric BG behind the floral on the first and and the pretty DP on the teacup. FABulous showcase of these sets. Thank you & Hugs Bev x

Tracey McNeely said...

Sorry to be so late getting here, this is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at the colourQ!

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