Monday, 16 October 2017

Uniko - October Release, DT Blog Hop and Giveaway ....

.... I do hope you've all been enjoying the introductions that I've posted last week. Today's the day - Uniko releases 5 new stamp sets today - they are available to purchase in the online shop. I've got lots to share with you this morning - so grab a coffee and take a seat, it's going to take a while!!!

I'm starting off with a couple more cards showcasing Block Party Christmas. I mentioned earlier last week that I needed to make lots of Christmas cards in a hurry - and this stamp is just perfect for that! Here they are:

Stamps: Uniko - Block Party Christmas, Most Welcome, Festive Sentiments, Reach for the Stars
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Kaleidacolor - Fruit Cake; Gina K - Black Onyx
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black, Basic Grey; Wink of Stella - Clear; Clear Embossing Powder

I stamped the card on the left with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder. I coloured some of the elements with ink and a clear Wink of Stella brush. I was going to colour the word 'merry' but instead simply added lots of clear WOS. The card on the right was so quick and easy (and I'll probably make a few more of them). I simply stamped the image with a Kaleidacolor ink pad. I think this pad - Fruit Cake - is particularly good for Christmas cards. On the inside, I cut mat layers of black and dark grey card and on the white panel added a Christmas greeting and some more stars. I'm submitting this set of two cards to Inkspirational - INK#145 as they are one layer cards.

Next up are some cards that showcase Festive Sentiments - so lots more Christmas cards. Once again, I've made great use of my huge design paper stash.

Stamps: Uniko - Festive Sentiments, Reach for the Stars, Most Wonderful, Winter Foliage
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Gina K - Black Onyx, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Cream Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Basic Black; Gold/Black Mirri Card; Black Glossy Card; Silver Mirri Card; Embossing Powder - Clear, Silver and Gold; Wink of Stella - Clear; Kaisercraft Design Paper - Christmas Edition, Christmas Jewel

The top two cards are made from one sheet of design paper from Christmas Edition - the image is repeated so I simply cut the paper in half. I stamped the large words in Versamark, embossed them with gold powder, added the smaller words, layered them on marble card and adhered them to the front of the card. The stag paper also comes from Christmas Edition - this time I used a white card base and silver and black embossing. The middle two cards use paper from Christmas Jewel. I really like the way the large sentiments look on these cards. On the inside, I cut mat layers of card and added Christmas greetings and more stars to the white panels.

I'm submitting this set of six cards to Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge - HLSXMAS#10, where it's Anything Goes with the option of Silhouette.

Next up is another Christmas card showing off Background Block Falling Snowflakes:

From Our House to Yours - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Background Blocks Falling Snowflakes, Home Sweet Home, Most Wonderful; Background Builder Vines Winter Additions
Inks: Gina K - Black Onyx, Ocean Mist, Powder Blue, Lemon Drop, Christmas Pine, Cherry Red; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Bermuda Bay; Copics; Clear Embossing Powder; Glitter

I stamped the Falling Snowflakes in two shades of blue. I used a transfer stamp to do the mirror image impression. I used the MISTI to stamp the greeting in the middle of the card. I stamped the house on some scrap card, coloured it with Copics, restamped in Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder. I adhered the house to the card and finished the front by adding some glitter for the snow. On the inside, I cut a mat layer of deep aqua card and stamped a simple Christmas greeting on the white panel. I'm submitting this card to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#263 for their holiday challenge.

From our House to Yours inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsFrom our House to Yours sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

My next card is a reasonably clean, simple card featuring the Background Blocks Wonky Outline Stripes:

Baby Sprinkle - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Background Blocks Wonky Outline Stripes, Sweet Baby
Inks: Versamark; Gina K - Moonlit Fog
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Panels; Altenew - Stars #6
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Grey; Copics; Wink of Stella - Clear; Computer Generated Greeting; Silver Embossing Powder; SU Punch - Oval

I stamped the stripes on white card and coloured with several shades of pale blue and pale green. Once finished I put the image back in my MISTI inked with Versamark and embossed the panel with silver powder. I then cut a flag using a stitched edge die. I stamped the bear on scrap card, colour it with Copics, restamped with Versamark and embossed with silver powder then carefully cut it out. The greeting came from the Baby Sprinkle that I attended yesterday - I printed on white card, coloured the word 'sprinkle' to match the bear, punched it out and edged it with silver embossing powder. I adhered the flag panel and grey star flat to the card. The bear was attched with one layer of dimensional pads and the greeting oval with two layers. So this card has lots of dimension. I finished the front by adding lots of clear sparkle to the bear with a Wink of Stella brush. On the inside I cut mat layer of dark grey card and on the white panel added a line of lower case letters from Sweet Baby and added another bear. I'm submitting this card to the current Fusion Card Challenge - FUSION#84 where I used the sketch.

Baby Sprinkle inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsBaby Sprinkle sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm safe to share this card today as Lucie got it yesterday. We had such a fun time at her Baby Shower - she went home with lots of lovely cards, and gifts. Only a few weeks until her little baby comes into the world.

Now my final card in the mamoth post feature the gorgeous Organic Wishes:

Thanks - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko - Organic Wishes, Background Block Wonky Outline Stripes
Inks: Gina K - Sweet Mango, Fresh Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Warm Cocoa; Versamark
Dies: Lil Inker - Stitched Panels
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Basic Black; Gold and Clear Embossin Powder

I had a bit of card left over from my Halloween card, so I used that to create the word 'Thanks'. I stamped in Versamark, heat embossed with gold powder and then carefully cut out the letters and adhered them onto a black panel that I die cut with a stitched edge die. Next I stamped an explosion of autumn foliage around the card and adhered the word in the centre. On the inside I cut a mat layer of black card and added more autumn foliage on the white panel. I'm submitting this card to several challenges - House of Cards - HOC#10 where I used their colours, CAS on Friday - CASOF#118 where they want an Autumn/Halloween card, and to Cardz 4 Guyz - C4G#180 where the theme is Halloween or Autumn Thanks.

Thanks inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsThanks sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

When we have a new release, we also have a Design Team Blog Hop and a Giveaway. Be sure to comment along the Blog Hop for your chance to win the ENTIRE October 2017 release! You have until midnight BST Monday, 23rd October to comment.

Deborah (that's me)

Before I go, here a look at each of the stamp sets being released today:

Block Party Christmas

Festive Sentiments

Background Blocks Falling Snowflakes

Background Blocks Wonky Stripes

Organic Wishes

Not only is Bev releasing all these lovely stamps she is also releasing some dies sets and launching a new series of 6" x 6" stencil designs.

Snowflake Trio - making a much-requested return

Flower Power Dies #1 - #6

Scattered Polka Dots

Wonky Stripes

Thank you so much for sticking with me to the end of this very long post. I do hope you've enjoyed my creations with Bev's new stamps - I had lots of fun making the cards. Don't forget to leave comments on the Blog Hop. See you all again soon.



Rahmat said...

wow Deborah, what a stunning showcase, you had been really busy! Love them all.

Marianne said...

I can tell you were inspired by this amazing new release. Love the way you used the background stamp on your first card, and i love the font of the Christmas greetings set

Jane said...

Oh my you've been so busy! Love how you've gone non-Christmassy for some of your showcase. Adore your baby card, the colours are gorgeous and then the thanks - well how clever and creative are you, sensational use of the wonky stripes.

Carole said...

What a marathon of cards you have here and all so wonderful and fabulous designs. i can tell that you like this release and your inspiration is superb thanks!

cm said...

Rendered speechless by how industrious you've been in creating this assortment of absolutely stellar cards! As a result, I'll just say WOW several times over in response! Hope my stamps arrive in my mailbox soon; I have some catching up to do! Thank you sooooo much for sharing your one-layered wonders at Inkspirational; your darling teddy at FUSION (oh my stars, but this is one adorable card!) and your delightfully inviting house (I adore the red door!), enveloped with gently falling snow, at ATSM! Totally awed!

KandA said...

Wow, you have been busy. Lots of fabulous inpiration and designs and I love the way you used your design paper stash with the stamps xx

Karthikha said...

What a lovely set of cards!! Beautiful creations! :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a marvellous bundle of yummy designs Debs. You have been an incredibly busy bee completing all of those and teaming them up at various challenges too. Wonderful example throughout and loving all the embossed elements. They certainly pack some punch adding an elegant and sophisticated look to the cards. x

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh my, such a beautiful array of pretty cards! Love them all. The baby card is so adorable.

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG ! I think that you can take a break now ! What a beautiful array of cards you've created here ! And they are all so creative ! I'm totally in admiration with your batch of Christmas cards using the Festive sentiments, what a fabulous use of your design paper stash ! Your baby card is also a stunner with these beautiful soft colours ! An amazing showcase of this new release ! xx

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

wow! so many beautiful cards :) thanks for sharing

Daffodil Cards said...

WELL! haven't you been a busy girl? AND produced such fabulous card, love the embossing and the colouring a GREAT selection and looks like you had lots of fun.

Quillish said...

Wow.. That's a lot of work.. and so inspiring! I loved the snowflakes card so much.. what a Wonderful way to use it!

sentsue said...

That was a whole lot a cards. Fun ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh my, You have been a busy bee, Love your card samples especially the set of cards with PP - very neat idea:)

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty cards! I really love the Festive Sentiments set!

Bunny Dobbie said...

What a machine you woman! Wowza! Such a pile of great cards all ready to send off to friends. Love all the shine you’ve added. Very festive!

Viv's Visuals said...

What a brilliant selection of cards with the new Uniko stamps. Inspirational you definitely are!

Sue LD said...

Wow--you have been very busy--thanks for sharing all of your wonderful cards.

Jane Willis said...

Fantastic collection of cards. I love that you've given us inspiration for using some of the stamps in non-Christmassy ways

Mary Holshouser said...

So many wonderful cards.
Love the embossed bear.
The block party is great - on
the top of my shopping list.
thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

WOW What a collection of cards Deborah. Love the Christmas cards - and the embossed festive sentiments with your stash of paper is brillant.

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Wow !! That's a lot of very pretty Christmas spirit cards !

StirYourCreativity said...

Awesome set of cards. Lots of inspiration

Valerija said...

Wow, so many super creations, love the stamps and the lovely simple design. Super cards.

ionabunny said...

Wow, you have been busy. So many great ideas here. Hugz

Julie B said...

My you have been busy Deborah! Love the snowflake background stamp, I may have to add that to the sentiment, dots and wonky stripe I bought at Port Sunlight!
Thanks for linking up at ATSM too. :)

Ina G said...

Fabulous array of cards here Deborah. All beautiful in their own way. Love your colourful house with all the snow falling. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps & More.

Jane said...

Great to see your cards pop up in the HLS Christmas challenge gallery. Thanks for playing.

Craftychris said...

Wow! So many wonderful cards showcasing the awesome new stamps!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful sets of cards!!! Love them!!!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW...they all are amazing, beautiful and festive!
Thank you for the inspirations.

Alaska .Kris said...

Wowsers! Those are amazing!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Deborah, what an awesome showcase of the new release ... such great detailing on every single card! They're all brilliant ... I'm especially taken with the ombré inking on the Block Party card and with those gorgeous Wonky Outline Stripes on the adorable baby sprinkle one! Anita :)

Tina Z. said...

wow, absolutely amazing!

Pat said...

Wow, I don't think I have seen a post packed with so many great makes before. What a great showcase of the new stamps and lots of cards towards your Christmas total Deborah, and the baby shower card is so cute. x

Helen said...

Great card - love the gold embossed sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Lindsey said...

Wow wow Wow! You have been a busy hee! So many lovely different styled cards for inspiration. Fantastic. I think my fave is the kaleidoscope Block Christmas one - you're right perfect colours for Xmas xx

Becca Cruger said...

Wowzas! What a lineup of awesome cards! I don't even know where to start with my compliments. Girrrrrllll you've got some designing talent. Thanks for linking up that adorable teddy bear card to Fusion!

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous collection of cards Deborah and the set of cards entered for our challenge is awesome. I love the crisp sentiments and beautiful images.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Tanja said...

love all those wonderful Christmas projects - thanks for sharing them at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

Karen P said...

OMGee Deborah - that's an awesome array of cards! Your fingers must be hurting from all that stamping, sadly for me there's some new stamp sets I see I must purchase, lol, but that's not why I'm here.
Love your take on our colour challenge this month, thank you for joining the House of Cards October Challenge. Thank you for entering and I hope we see you enter again this month Karen (HOC DT)

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