Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop DAY 1

17 October 2017

If you've come from  Nina-Marie Trapani's blog you are right on track. Blog hops are always such fun especially when they are craft related. I love going from one inspiration source to the other. Today Altenew and its crafty friends are joining force for a FABULOUS hop with loads of prizes up for grabs and of course there is loads of inspiration too. 

I am a scrapbooker but today I'm sharing two cards I made using the same techniques. Heat embossing and watercoloring with Altenew inks. 

You can see how I created these cards in the video below:

Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1-year subscription

Be sure to leave comments by Friday on the Altenew Card Blog or Altenew Scraobook blog, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.


I have a $20 gift voucher to the Altenew store up for grabs. All you have to do it leave a comment and tell why you love crafting so much.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your next stop is: Laurel Beard


Altenew September Release Winner

5 October 2017

and the lucky winner is ..................................

contact Altenew at by 10/31/2017 with the subject line Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from Lilith's Blog.

Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia Release

2 October 2017

Hello and welcome. Today I'm sharing a project made with the brand new BUILD-A-FLOWER stamp and die set from Altenew: POINSETTIA
  • Description:
    • Poinsettias have been known to symbolize purity, good cheer, and success, but they are probably most recognized at Christmastime.  They are native to Central America and Mexico, and flower during the wintertime.  Some people even call them "Flores de Noche Buena," or "Flowers of the Holy Night."  Our gorgeous poinsettia can be stamped in four layers, and is accompanied by winter-themed sentiments.  Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia is sure to become a cherished part of your stamp collection!

You can find more inspiration on the card and scrapbook blog.

I created a little wreath to hang in our home once Christmas comes. I stamped several images using variations of reds from the RED SUNSET ink set and then cut them out. I added some green leaves from the FANTASY FLORAL DIE SET. All I had to do was place the elements onto some card that I had cut out, add a sentiment and hang it up.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely week.


Altenew Stamp/Die/Re-inker Release Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

27 September 2017

Welcome. If you have hopped over from Laura Jane 's blog you're right on track. Today I'm sharing a two projects I made with the new release.

 My first project is a layout created with the Pattern Play Circle Stamp set. I stamped the background using some Permanent Black ink from Altenew and my 12*12 Misti. Stamping the background was easy with the Misti.

I kept the rest really simple by just adding some color and a few enamel dots. The title I made by using some washi tape which I placed onto some cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using one of the Script Dies.

For my second projects I decided to create a card. I'm far from being a good cardmaker but I'm learning from the Altenew card design team. I used the Winter Rose stamp set and paired it with some grey and purple inks.

A blog hop is also an occasion to giveaway prizes.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on Saturday, October 7th.

My Giveaway:
I'll draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate. I'll pick a lucky winner on October 5th. Juts leave a comment in the comment section.

Your next stop is Dana Gong
Here is the full blog hop list. 


Altenew& Ellen Hutson UWF Poppy Field Blog Hop

24 September 2017

Welcome to the Altenew& Ellen Hutson UWF Poppy Field Blog Hop. If you have come from Carissa Wiley's blog then you are right on track.

Today the Poppy Flieds Stamp and die set is up for grabs and it is such a pretty set.

To celebrate two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.

I created a layout using the set and die. The die was used as mask when stamping the flowers. I kept the layout really simple and only added a couple of die cut leaves from the Altenew Fanstasy Floral die set. For the ink colors I went with the Red Sunset set and the Green fields set from Altenew.

To finish off the layout I used some Rouge Crisp ink that I watered down and splattered over the layout.

Your next stop is the amazingly talented:

And here is the full list:
Hop Order:

Altenew Card Blog:
Carly Tee Minner:
Therese Calvird:
Svitlana Shayevich:
Lisa Adametz:


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