Sunday, January 14, 2018

UNIKO January 2018 Design Team *Revisit* Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY!

Hello,

I'm delighted to share a trio of cards for the UNIKO January 2018 Design Team Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY - and what a showcase we have in store! Just for a bit of background, our lovely Bev, who's kept incredibly busy with her 'twin beans' as well as handling - solo - all things Uniko (and that's heaps of behind the scenes dedication, ranging from blogging, designing, packaging stamps/orders, offering stellar customer service..and who knows what else!) usually releases new products every other month. 

On non-release months, we revisit previous releases - and that's essentially the theme of this Blog Hop. BUT, this one comes with a twist

Rather than selecting a specific product/month's release, Bev gave us carte blanche to choose ANY of the new products released through out 2017! We're talking a total of 5 releases, which distills down to 24 stamps set, 5 stencils and 2 designer die collections!  Talk about choice - for us AND for you!

So, because you have plenty of hopping and commenting to do, let's roll with my showcases....

My first two cards feature products released in February 2017: Block Party Birthday and 
Explosion Additions.  I so enjoyed creating shakers (I wound up making 5, total, for local friends who saw them on IG!) with the Block Party Christmas (October 2017), that I used a similar style for this bright, cheery birthday card....


 A certain niece, who loves rainbows, will be getting this on her birthday (she'll be 8 in March! EEK!)

I fell for the Explosion set when it was first launched way back when, so when Explosion Additions appeared last February, well...you know what happened! Perfect set to make cards for my *superhero* nephew. This one is neon green and blue, which fit those of his current favourite hero, Green Lantern. He'll be 6 in March, but I'm not sure I can wait that long before giving it to him!


Of course, revisiting these previous releases to make cards for my niece and nephew sparked all kinds of warm fuzzies, so I made a third card, filled with a whole bunch of love, hugs and kisses to send their way, too! This one features two sets from the December 2017 release: Large Background Scattered Polka Hearts and BIG & BOLD Hugs



Okay, enough from me. Please visit Bev and the rest of the team; hope you're prepared to be dazzled!. We encourage you to leave comments along the way to be in the running for an eGift Certificate

Bev
Carol - me

You have until Midnight (GMT) Sunday, January 21st, 2018 to comment.  ENJOY!!

Also sharing at:

CASology Challenge #282~Hugs


Seize the Birthday January Challenge~Anything Goes






Thank you for dropping by!


32 comments:

  1. Super trio of cards Carol. I'm particularly drawn to the second as it has such clean lines, vibrant colours and wopuld be perfect for all the fellas in my family. Might just have to borrow that layout!

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  2. Love your choices Carol, awesome set of cards, love all 3.

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  3. What fabulous cards Carol! A great balance of colours and different styles. Your niece and nephew will be thrilled to receive them xx

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  4. Oh these are just super! Love the bold neon of the second card and, like Jane, I might have to CASE this one! Your cards really do showcase the releases from last year. xx

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  5. Terrific trio of cards, here, Carol! Oh my goodness, that first one is chock full of delight. Look at all the phrases and birthday icons! I love the shaker element in it, too. So cheery and fun! Perfect for your darling niece. Cannot believe she's going to be 8! And the second card is perfection for a superhero nephew! Of course you have to send them a card full of love, hugs and kisses. Wonderful work on all three amazing cards! Hugs to you!

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  6. Gorgeous trio of cards Carol ! Happy to see that I'm not the only one that had a hard time to choose only ONE favourite ;-)) ! Love them all, your shaker card is so beautiful ! But my favourite one is your Explosion card with these vivid colours and this great CAS design you made ! Have a great Sunday ! Hugs xx

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  7. Love the blast on the second card.
    Made a great card for the 45h, 2017.
    The big block stamps are so much
    fun to color and use.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. What a fun, fabulous trio, Carol ... brilliant riots of colour on the first two ... with such great impact ... and just the sweetest tumble of hearts on that third card filled with love and hugs! A delicious showcase! Hugs, Anita :)

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  9. Gorgeous cards all of them!! Especially the Hug card !! That stamp are just awesome!! And you’ve ROCKED it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CASology! Anna xo

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  11. Great choices and variety for your three wonderful cards Carol. I totally love your Block Party shaker card for our All About Occasions Watercooler Challenge. What a neat image. Love that you made it into a shaker card and the amount of colouration you've used. Your nice should be very happy indeed

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  12. Fabulous cards! I am in love with your shaker.

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  13. Love all your wonderful cards...but your first card steals the show, love all the bright and vivid colors, so festive!

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  14. The birthday background stamp must have been fun to color in all those vibrant celebratory colors, Carol. Shades of Batman, the super hero card is super and the hugs card is so warm and cuddly. Great job with all three.

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  15. These three are simply wonderful. Love them all--perhaps the bright birthday card is my favorite, but your hugs card for CASology definitely melted my heart. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  16. You are such a wonderful Aunt. These kids are blessed, with on point cards and most of all, YOUR LOVE! Love the vivid bold birthday colors, rainbow girl and Green Lantern boy!

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  17. Wow!!! Such a great card Carol! I love that it's so bright and happy and to have a shaker as well is just the icing on the cake! Just a perfect card to celebrate a birthday!!!

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  18. What a great trio of cards, Carol. Love that wonderful birthday card. It's bright. It's cheery. And, best of all, it's a shaker card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

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  19. Super fun and lovely cards! The first one is my fav, full of joy :)

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  20. FAbulous variety of cards you created.

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  21. Love how you made the sentiment the main focus to your hugs card ... and the soft hearts the perfect background. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.

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  22. Wonderful cards, Carol! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
    ~ Marsha DT

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  23. What a fantastic trio of yumminess Carol and looks like you couldn't pick just one favourite either! Loads of vibrant and fun colours here and I love each of your designs. I'd never have thought of making the birthday block into a shaker card ... one to CASE I think! I will get back to you about Promarker combos when I get chance ... there's a You Tube video I watched and I'll send you a link when I find it! Take care and thanks for another stunning Uniko showcase xx

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  24. What a festive birthday card! It just bursts with colour and energy - yet it is perfetly balanced. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

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  25. You are just too sweet with your kind words Carol, thank you. I owe you so many hugs! I absolutely LOVE your Block Party Birthday shaker card, so creative and something I had not thought of doing with a large BG stamp. It works so well and the rainbow selective colouring is so eye catching too. I am sure your niece will adore it.
    Your zingy colours are perfect to showcase the Explosion Additions set, perfect for a Super Hero loving boy!
    Lastly but by no means least your soft and squishy heartfelt hugs card is so pretty.
    You have showcased Uniko products fantastically and I am so grateful to have you on my team. Hugs Bev x

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  26. Fabulous cards! The first one is my fave. I just
    love that stamp!!

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  27. Your birthday card is fabulous! Love the bold hit of colour and the fun shaker. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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  28. Fun cards I love the shaker card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

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  29. Your niece and nephew will be delighted with these colorful and fun cards! Can't believe that they will be 8 and 6! That must mean that I have been following you for quite a few years, my friend! The rainbow shaker is delightful and the explosion card perfect for a boy! And everyone would love (and could use) the third card so full of love!

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  30. Lovely cards Carol.. I loved the explosion card.. so cool it is!

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  31. Oh, these are all so fun and awesome!

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