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:





Prizes
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.

MY PRIZE:

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


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Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful and clean card!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow just stunning, I love the bright blue and pink, a fabulous card.

Andrea S. said...

Awesome color combo!

Kailash said...

I love to craft as an outlet for de stressing but also the opportunity to make new crafty friends who support and encourage each other!!!

pamboe said...

Your flowers just seem to be 3D coming right out of the card. Love your work.

Cindi Hall said...

Lilith-I love your color choices-the use of teal and pink is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards with lovely colors today!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

These are so pretty!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Very pretty. I like the blue flowers.

KimberlyRae said...

Wow! An unexpected surprise! I just love your Beautiful work, whether it's a layout or a card!

Leigh P said...

Lovely! I love the inspiration from the vase of flowers!

Basiljen said...

Very beautiful. Thank you.

KimberlyRae said...

Wow! I just love your work so much, whether it is a layout or a card, you rock it all!

Jackie Parkins said...

Very pretty! I love the pink and turquoise together, it's a lovely color combination.

Foodista88 said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the heat embossing technique!

I love crafting because it is a stress releaser for me. After a hard day at work, I love to sit in my craft room and make cards. :-)

Anila Dk said...

The pink and blue look so awesome together...Loved it

Annette:) said...

Beautiful card. Well done!

Ja'Net & Melissa Wise said...

Your cards are always a Favorite of mine. I love your style and color pallets. True talent and a beautiful inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara M said...

Very pretty card and very inspiring hop!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Beautiful!!

Mirella said...

Gorgeous cards, love them both, just as much as I love Altenew products :-) Crafting is a way of relaxing for me, and also it's an easy enough way to make other people smile, which is wonderful :-)

Ann Kulseth said...

Beautiful color combo - I love the simplicity of you design.

Mariana Flores said...

Loving this hop, so much inspiration.

Christie Brooks said...

Love this sentiment. I really liked the spattering of color on the background, it raises my eye up from the flower. Very nice!

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful, so soft and subtle!

Teresa Selby said...

Love your cards! I like making cards because it is relaxing for me and I learn a new method of doing things with my cards every day. I am just a new learner of 5 years in the making. Thanks for sharing your cards.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Hopefully you get this for the blog hop. Wow ! You are amazing, fantastic, I have never seen anyone make a card and it look so breathtaking its beautiful. Thank you so much for the inspiration from this.x

LeAnne said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rachel Vass said...

Love love love that colour combo, gorgeous card.

Mary W said...

Thanks for a video and great card. I also love the real pink rose in the vase. I don't recall such a plump blossom before - what kind is it?

sentsue said...

I am a huge fan of white space and your cards honored that! Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Lindah said...

Lovely card.

Lindah said...

Lovely card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow your cards are such delicate pieces of art. Thanks for sharing:)

Diane Stricker said...

Such pretty cards.

barbara macaskill said...

I love these cards! The colors are lovely and I love that you reversed the colors on them! This is a beautiful twofer! TFS!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. Love those colours together and and the simple layout.

gardener said...

Next to colored pencils on kraft or dark cardstock, watercoloring is my most favorite medium. Your cards are so fun and playful. Love the splotches.

dligon said...

beautiful cards! I love the soft colors

Kathy M. said...

I love how the background and the water colored flowers turned out - Just beautiful!

Abby said...

Beautiful!

Linzi Conners said...

How stunning with the 'watercolor' look on the flowers! Love it!

LauraJ said...

One of my favorite cards on this blog hop - gorgeous!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

How Lovely!! Beautiful flowers with gorgeous embossing and coloring!

Nikki said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors.

Barbara said...

Love the way you've done this. So pretty.

solarj said...

I love the variety involved with crafting cards. So many styles!

Teresa Doyle said...

I would not have thought to put these two colours together, however, I will now! These are gorgeous cards Lilith. Your work is always so beautiful! TFS!

Michelle Murray said...

Beautiful cards! You can't go wrong with that color combination <3

Heather M said...

Beautiful colors and layout.

Audrey Clark said...

I love the splatter effects on both of the cards. Psalm 91:4 is very encouraging as well. I love your faith-based card designs. <3

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

I love crafting because I can lose all my worries and cares and just relax and enjoy the experience. Your cards are lovely. I must go back and watch the video.

Jean said...

So pretty! Love how you did these!

Renuka M said...

Beautiful cards..Clearly explained everything in the video..I Love crafting because i can spend some myself time think different ideas try them.We definitely learn a new thing whenever we craft..

Rania K. said...

So clean and simple card! Really elegant!

Marcia said...

Such a pretty card! These florals are perfect for the loose watercolor look you created.

Pamela Schexnayder said...

I love the colors you used in these cards.

Purple Princess said...

Simply beautiful cards!!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Beautiful card! I love to craft to use my hands to create something beautiful or fun and to spend time with my family and friends who love to craft.

dannyscotland said...

Pretty card! Pink and blue or turquoise is one of my favorite combinations.

Tammy B said...

Both cards are beautiful and inspirational. Thank you.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I an in a very rural area, and crafting and making cards is such a comfort for me.
I loved your sample card and video...thank you so much for sharing your time and talent. Hugs

Sabine said...

This Hop is fun. So many unbelievable talented people to discover! I love the cards, they are gorgeous!

Shreya said...

Hi there! I love crafting because it helps me create new something everyday! The joy of seeing someone smile when you make something for them is just priceless! And that’s why I craft!

These cards are gorgeous and the color combination is spot on! I can’t wait to try the new release of Altenew! Thanks a lot for sharing your inspiration! :)

donatelloh said...

Love the vibrant colors you used. Stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Char Borgmann said...

Sea shore, such a pretty color

Beverly S. said...

Very pretty work...you used one of my favorite color combos when making cards. :) Thank you for sharing. Fun crafty friends and fun blog hop.

Janet Robson said...

I love your beautiful cards, especially the comment about God protecting us with his wings. I love having time for myself to be creative and at the same time spend time thinking about the person I am making my card for.

Salianne snickerbaucker said...

I love your embossing and watercolor technique. I love how relaxing crafting makes me feel and it has let me meet so many new friends.

Karen H said...

Love your watercolor technique...your card is beautiful. Thanks for the video.

Corliss said...

I wasn't very fond of the lotus flower stamp set until now, this is a beautiful card. Perhaps it has something to do with one of my favorite Psalms!!

Patt H. said...

Your cards are stunning & I love your photography also! So hard to get good pics & yours is awesome. Cardmaking is my therapy! When something bothers me, I go to my craft room & create to work things out & it works!! Don't know what I would do without this awesome hobby!

Rachel Groner said...

I love crafting because it brings people together & touches lives in a way that our modern digital world just can't match :-). Your loose watercolor flowers are beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Isabelle said...

Very elegant card.

Lynn Brown said...

I love colored splotches on cards. Those two cards are very simple and yet very beautiful colors.

Lindar C said...

Your card is beautiful, I love the colors you combined.

D Golly said...

What a pretty card. Love the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.

Janet D. said...

Oh wow, so pretty, love your cards!

Daria Z. said...

Your cards are simply lovely! I love the inspiration and community that card making has given me.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

So beautiful!

Nicki Wong said...

Heat embossing is my favorite way to watercolor. I am afraid of that medium and your card is so lovely. I will have to dip a brush in water and try again. Thank you for sharing.

Sandy M said...

I love crafting so much because of the friends I have made and the possibility of learning from so many talented people.
Your cards are stunning.

luvtosew said...

I love the pool and pinks you used on the flowers. Your cards are really pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay Olmstead said...

I love crafting because in just a short time I can really make a difference in a person's day!

LauraJane:) said...

You made a card Lilith:) It's Lovely!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your card is stunning. I love these two pretty colors together.
I love crafting so much because it's so much fun to make cards for others to see the joy on their faces when they receive it.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!!

Pk Marchand said...

I love your cards and I think your thank you looks great on the flowers. I love to craft because it puts my mind at peace and some times I need that. I love to scrapbook but if I need a quick fix I do cards. Thanks

Stephanie Savidge said...

Love the color combination for your flowers.

Marsha said...

Wow, these are beautiful.
I love card making. It is not only so relaxing but knowing the cards will bring a smile to someone make me smile too.

Barbara said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Love the watercoloring and the color combination. So thankful for crafty friends that I know and for those around the world that I only know through the internet! :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Beautiful cards! Love the splattered background and your coloring.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! Absolutely gorgeous cards! I love crafting so much because I feel creative and I love sharing with others!

Judy Tuck said...

Love the colours. So pretty together

Leslie said...

Lovely card! Love this hop! Thank you for the post.

Michelle Seward said...

I Love your clean and simple design!!! Beautiful work!

Angela V said...

Beautiful cards - love your colors and techniques! I love crafting because it gives me a balance in my life and allows me to share myself with others. Nothing is more satisfying than creating a card and passing it along to a friend or sometimes a random person who looks like they could use a smile. Giving away a little piece of your heart is wonderful.

Corina Dickey said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the watercolor splatter trail. I love crafting because it is a de-stresser for me. It also allows quality time with my kids making things they can be proud to give away.

Donna Nuce said...

I love your combo of heat embossing and watercolor. Beautiful! I love crafting because I love to create pretty cards and give them away! I can spend lots of time in my craft room just having fun with my stamps and paper.

DJ said...

Beautiful color choices. I love the dreamy quality of your cards. TFS!

mycraftysmell said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the splatters.

Shan Mckee said...

Your card is so beautiful. I always love the watercolor technique with heat embossing. The stamps you used are so pretty. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week. Crafty hugs, Shan

Tina said...

Wow, stunning cards, I really like these colors together. And like the simple yet dramatic look. Thanks for the inspiration.

debnlaptop said...

Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! I like the scripture you used with the flower combo!

Dieverdog said...

Love your card! Why I love to craft --- many reasons, but it is so much fun to create! And I guess I mainly do it for myself, but it's also great to make things like cards and gifts to give family and friends - to further spread the joy. It's a way to tell people that you care about them.

Lonya Mathys said...

Beautiful cards and beautiful sentiment.

Jolande Poel said...

I'm in love with the color combination! Love the pink and aqua. I also really love the card design. It's simple and gorgeous.

Linda Kunsman said...

really lovely cards and words!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! So elegant.

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards! I love crafting because I can leave a legacy for my children and grandchildren (scrapbooking) and spread the love to friends and relatives (cards)!

Terri Mariani said...

Love these colors together!

Julie Booker said...

What beautiful soft colours. Truly lovely! I love crafting because I enjoy creating unique cards and because of the joy I get when I see the look of happiness on the recipients face when they get a handmade personal card.

Martha Herrera said...

Stunning! I love everything about it.

Starr Patrick said...

beautiful cards thank you for sharing

Teri W said...

Amazing colors!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, LOVE your water colored water lillies, thanks for another awesome video! I love to craft because it challenges me to use the artsy side of my brain (not my normal mode) and I love to give handmade gifts because I want people to feel special.

AK Momma Jones said...

I love crafting because it’s the perfect outlet to show ones individually creativity
in different styles & techniques that you can then turn around & share with another
person to brighten their day!

LeAnn D said...

Such a beautiful card. I love how scrapbooking and card making go hand in hand!

Bridget Grant said...

Beautiful colors, stunning cards! Thanks so much for sharing 💕

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Lilith - the hot pink and the aqua are so pretty together!

Anonymous said...

sharon clark said Elegant cards I like the splattered backgrounds

Cynthia B. said...

Beautiful cards, Lilith! Just like your scrapbook layouts - they're clean and colorful. I love crafting because I can make pretty things that I can cherish for years, and I can also gift my friends and family pretty things!

Becky Thomas said...

I love crafting because it brings joy to others. To see the smiles when someone opens up a card or read about how much they appreciated receiving one warms my heart! Love your style of creativity!

Linda Witherspooon said...

Love the cards.

Cheri said...

Gorgeous cards! The splattering made such a perfect bg for these floral beauties!

Lisa said...

These are so artistic and gorgeous!! I love the colors and design!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!! I love crafting because it makes my heart happy to create for family and friends :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

María Alba Negrón said...

Lovely Card!!!!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful cards! Love the color choice. :)

Darlene Wood said...

Love your watercoloring...made beautiful cards..makes me want to watercolor too.

Michelle H said...

These are lovely Lilith.

Sophie F said...

Really such a beautiful project.... So playful with the speckles of paint and so light and refreshing in its design. I truly admire your talent and I am so inspired! Thank you for sharing :)

Michelle Rickard said...

Absolutely love the scripture card. How precious and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Janet Newberry said...

These cards are amazing! I have never seen watercolor with dye inks. I can't wait to try this technique. The color combinations are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Larajc said...

Both cards are so pretty. I love that color combo. I think I like crafting the most because of color. Color makes me happy!

Karen said...

So very lovely!

StampinLouie said...

Love the loose watercoloring. Y
Thanks for sharing the video.

Linda Langes said...

Gorgeous colours Lilith! I love crafting so much because of the way it makes me feel as my body/mind relaxes and slows down when I'm playing with stamps and inks and pretty paper.

mendo.dre said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love crafting as it's an activity I can share with my young daughters.

Shirley N said...

Such a beautiful card, lovely colors!

Diana said...

Beautiful card!!

Liz O. said...

Wonderful CAS cards Lilith! Love the psalm sentiment, the color combo is gorgeous too! thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely card! Love your style.

Kim Faucher said...

Love your wonderful cards. The colors are so pretty

Kerry said...

Simply beautiful!

justasiam said...

The combination of watercolouring and embossing on a card turned out to be very striking!

Janelle said...

Your free style of watercoloring makes me want to try it. Your cards are just Lovely!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards.

eliza said...

I absolutely love the style of these cards! the watercolor look, plus heat-embossed lines, plus a minimal bold color scheme - absolutely perfect!

Maryam said...

Happy cheerful card ...

Deborah Kaye said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the colors you chose to do them in. As for crafting, I love to share handmade goodness with friends and even strangers. I also love to teach others that they can be creative as well.

Kim Salito said...

Beautiful cards. I love crafting because it has always given me enjoyment. My Mom started me crafting and it was always time I could spend with her. She doesn't craft anymore because of her health and I sorely miss our time together in the craft room.

Memories by Manda said...

Pretty card.
Thanks for the bonus giveaway too. There are so many reasons why I love crafting: the people you encounter online and in-person, the relaxing of being in the zone when you're crafting and the stories you preserve for those you love.

Christine said...

Those are gorgeous inks to watercolor with. Great cards

denisemouton said...

OH, those gorgeous watercolor flowers are amazing! Thanks for sharing your video and sweet project.

Riecy said...

Fabulous cards! Love the white space on them and your colours are beautiful!

Riecy said...

Fabulous cards, love your colours and all the white space!

Mary Meola said...

Great Hop with GREAT prizes....thanks for all the inspiration

ScrapaDiddle said...

Very pretty card and sentiment!

pcm said...

beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

Where would we be without our crafty friends - they inspire us, encourage us, and give us excuses to continue making ever more cards!! Thank you for celebrating them with this fabulous blog hop!

cindybearj said...

Your cards are beautiful, I love those lotus! I love crafting because I love creating beautiful things and giving them to people. I love seeing that look of joy on their faces.

Dena Cottrell said...

Your cards are amazing. I love the colors, the stamps, the splashes, just everything!

Roberta said...

I love the colors of your lotus flowers. I really like the sentiment about feathers. Thank you for sharing.

Raven said...

Your cards are so pretty. Mostly crafting is my me time, but I also love the smiles whennn people get my cards.

Erika Crawford said...

Beautiful job on the cards.

MariaLRussell said...

Your cards are so BEAUTIFUL. They are simple but very elegant. I will be trying your technique. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

Katrina said...

Beautiful watercolor!

duchessmel said...

Your cards are very elegant and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Karthikha said...

Fantastic CAS card!! Love the simplicity, beautiful design and colors!! Awesome!!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love those lovely colors Altenew florals are so beautiful

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Love the Bright color combination you chose for your Beautiful Lotus creation! I Love Lotus one of my many favorite blooms for its Beauty and Meaning. Great work of Art! Well done!

lilymay said...

Amazing card and thank you for the video tutorial, such clear instructions

Sue Bayliss said...

A beautiful card I love the colour combination

Anonymous said...

Love the watercolour effect & colour combinations
Its so cheerful and bright
Thank you for sharing !

Colleen Howell said...

These are gorgeous, I love the 2 colors together

Anne said...

Beautiful cards and I love the background effect! So delicate and skillfully made, lucky recipient!

Renee VanEpps said...

These are so pretty!!! I forget sometimes to just use the dye ink pads as watercolor - thanks for the reminder! And I used to scrapbook until I got the urge to make a card too... Never went back to scrapping :( I guess just not enough time.

Louise said...

Very pretty card, great color combo

Ishita Intwala said...

Pink & blue are looking fabulous love this card.💞
Thank you for sharing !

Ishita Intwala said...

Amazing work !

cathsamum said...

Your cards are just beautiful - I love aqua and pink together! I love to craft because it's so relaxing - you can just tune out all the stress and have fun in the moment. It's also great to craft with friends because it makes everyone happy!

Regine said...

Stunning cards! Its great to see how the flowers coming to life when you colour them in

Laura said...

I love your use of blue and pink! I love crafting because it's my only hobby and creative outlet! Thank you :)

Terri Koszler said...

I am loving your cards Lilith, the colours are so pretty.

sammi said...

I love crafting because it provides me with the opportunity to express myself. It's also a great stress reliever! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card! The sink splatters are the perfect background.

Theresa Knopf said...

Very cute!

Marcie Lovett said...

Love those layering stamps!

Phi said...

Crafting is where I go to escape the mundane and just make a mess. It is my happy place. Oh and I LOVE your cards.

Eloise said...

Appears so easy BUT stunning. Love the look using the stamp pads. So smart to use products in different ways. Thanks for sharing.

Stefanie White said...

I really like the colors you used, bright and happy cards!

cm said...

What a fabulous theme for a blog hop and I agree: crafty friends are the best! Meeting several in person has been one of my highlights of card-making! Creating and sharing: two additional perks of being part of this welcoming community! Your card is gorgeous!Thank you for being part of this heart-warming celebration!
~carol

Jo Ann Usey said...

My love of crafting comes from a desire to give to others. I make hundreds of cards each year and give almost every one to someone else to use - the military, my friend from church whose personal ministry is to send encouragement cards to others, etc. I love being able to create something that someone else will use to spread some love.

Your card is great and really inspiring. Beautifully colored. Also, a big Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful prize!

Angela R said...

Awesome work! Love the pink and blue colors used.

Barbara S said...

Your card is simply lovely. You made me want to use the layered stamping on my next project.

jcamp2020 said...

Oh, that is a fun card. Thanks for showing us how you did it. I love to watch videos as I usually end up learning something new. The card turned out so pretty. Thank you so much.

Glorie said...

I love crafting because it gives me joy to create. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards! Those flowers are stunning and need nothing else, beautiful?

Sobi said...

the beauty of simplicity!

Kristine said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for your inspiration! So glad I found you on this blog hop!

Robin Platt said...

Lovely cards and great great color combination.

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