09 April 2019

STAMPlorations April CAS Card challenge

Hi there, it's time for a new STAMPlorations CAS card challenge, this month we have the added color twist of  Dark Navy.

I have created a card to inspire you using the Trendy Leaves 2 and Say It Big: Joy stamps.

I used 2 shades of Navy and gold embossing to add a feel of luxury to my card. I placed all my leaves at the edge of my card to create a frame for my sentiment.

To join in with the challenge visit the link below

I have a discount code for you to use on the STAMPlorations store which will entitle you to 20% off your order, this can not be used with other discount codes

Use>>>>>>  STAMPGIRLTERRI when checking out at http://stamplorations.com/shop/

08 April 2019

3 Ways with Altenew's Adhesive Wood Veneer

Happy Monday crafty friends!  Today's edition of 3 ways with is focusing on the Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veneers from Altenew.

When I first saw the Veneers I thought they were aimed solely at Scrapbookers but then I got to thinking about how they could be used in my card making.  I have used them in many ways recently and narrowing it down to just 3 ways was a nightmare, but lets just go with it...

Au Naturel

Ok, so I decided that I had to include a card with one of the veneers left natural. It has such a soft feel and looks perfect teamed up with soft pastels.

I used the leaf burst stencil along with Sunkissed and Pink Pearl ink. I then added a little strip of hearts using the Basic borders stamp set. I found some light peach sequins in my stash that complete the look.


I used Altenew's embossing ink pad and Golden peach embossing powder to colour the Happy veneer. It's as simple as squish, sprinkle and heat!

I added a background using the Sunburst stencil, Firefly and Sunray inks. The smaller sentiments are form the Halftone happy stamp set, I heat embossed them using the Rose gold embossing powder.

Water coloured and Gilded

For my last card I really went to town, I coloured the veneer with the Limeade water color brush marker, once dry I added a distressed gilded effect using gilding flakes.

Look how cool this effect is

The background was made using the Layered Medallion A stencil and Pink Pearl, Sunkissed and Firefly inks. The smaller sentiments are from the Frosted Garden stamp set.

I have also tested out Alcohol markers, Acrylic paint and water colour paint on the veneers and all work beautifully.

Products used in today's post

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07 April 2019

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway

I am trilled to be joining Altenew as a guest designer for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive blgo hop and giveaway. You should have arrived here from the amazing Michelle Murray's blog, if not don't worry you can go back to the the very start at the Altenew Card Blog.

I have created two cards for the Hop, one Father focused and one for a Mother.

Men can be tricky to create for, but thankfully Altenew have got it covered, phew
Stamp set's like Trophy life and Best Dad are perfect and that's why I chose to use them for my card.

I stamped the Hammer and stars from Best Dad stamp set and coloured them with Artist markers.  For my trophy, I stamped and heat embossed with Antique silver embossing powder onto vellum, the sentiment was heat embossed in black. I finished the card with enamel dots from the New day card kit.

I love a silhouette stamp as they can be used in so many ways. Here I used the Floral Shadow set to create a faux watercolour look on Mulberry paper.  I added watercolor brush maker direct to the stamp, spritzed with water and then stamped.

 It's that easy! Look how awesome the result is, I would never have the confidence to freestyle watercolour flowers. I added a sentiment using the Fine Alphabet dies, I coloured them with Brush markers and once dry heat embossed the lower half with Platinum embossing powder.

20% of the profits earned from select stamp sets (Best Dad, Painted Rose, Extra Special, Lotus, Cross Stitch Flower, and Best Mom) by 6/16/2019 will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need.

You can find out more about the Card drive here> https://altenewblog.com/Celebrating-Parents-Card-Drive-2019

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/17/2019.

STAMPlorations Spring Fling 12 Days of Giveaway Event

Welcome to day 6 of STAMPlorations Spring Fling event. If you've missed the past 5 days, dont worry you can find all the previous projects by visiting the link below

Every day there is a prize to be won by commenting on the STAMPlorations Spring Fling blog post and the designer's blog posts. You can comment until the 19th of April, and all winners will be announced in a big winner's post on April 22nd so don't forget to check in on the STAMPlorations blog to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Now, what did I make to celerate the event, I hear you say.  I created a cute card using the Sweet-Spring-Wishes die and In-Bloom-Precious-Plumerias stamp.

I stamped the floral image twice, in oppersite corners and heat embossed in gold. I then used water brush markers to add in colour.  I cut the sentiment from white card and coloured it using the same water brush markers I used for the flowers.

  I decided to add the sentiment onto some vellum to higlight it and lift it from the background. I also added some sequinns to finish the card off.


Day 1 - $15 gift certificate
Day 2 - Choice of 3 in-stock 3x5 stamp sets ($21 value)
Day 3 - $25 gift code
Day 4 - Choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils ($15 value)
Day 5 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp set ($15 value)
Day 6 - Choice of 1 cover plate die ($25 value)
Day 7 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 The Bee's Knees stamp set ($15 value)
Day 8 - Choice of 1 in-stock Big Grins by Becca Cruger stamp set ($15 value)
Day 9 - Choice of 3 in-stock CUTplorations word/phrase dies (up to $30 value)
Day 10 - Choice of 1 4x8 stamp set ($20 value)
Day 11 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 Shery Russ Designs stamp set ($15 value)
Day 12 - $15 gift certificate
Day 17 (extra prize) - three winners of $10 gift codes

April store promotion: All throughout April, products in the SPRING FLING section will be 25% off instantly + with your my DT code, customers can get up to 45% off, use code STAMPGIRLTERRI at checkout

05 April 2019

Altenew's 5th Birthday blog hop

Hey Crafty friends, I can not tell you how thrilled I am to be here, as a gust designer for Altenew's 5th Birthday blog hop and giveaway.  You should have arrived here from Lisa Fonseca's blog, if not don't panic, you can go back to the start of the hop and catch up on any stops you've missed.

As Altenew are celebrating their 5th birthday I thought it only right that I created 5 cards, one for each year they have been in business.


My card for year one celebrates the Painted flowers stamp set and Label love stamp set, both of which were included in the first ever release from Altenew.  

I used the Tea Party crisp ink set along with the Green meadows crisp inks to stamp my flowers and leaves. A little gold twine and splatter to the background finishes off the look perfectly.

Year 2 saw the released of the Baby Zoo stamp  and die set, I just adore this set. Perfect for so many occasions even though it's a birth/pregnancy related set.  

I wanted the card to have a soft pastel feel so chose to use Mountain Mist, Cotton Candy, Mango Smoothie, Peach Perfect, Moon Rock and Jet Black inks. The pattern in the background was inked through the Stone Wall Stencil.

In year 3 Altenew released the Layered Medallions cover dies, there are two dies (Layered Medallion die A and Layered Medallion B, these were my first cover die purchase and I love them so much. 

 Here I created a radiating pastel blend both on my base card and also on my sentiment. I cut the layered medallions from white and silver and use foam pads to add dimension. 

In year 4 Altenew released the amazing Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise sets, perfect for summer cards and tropical themed parties.  I combined the two sets to create a cute card in a pastel pallet. 

The Parrot was coloured using Altenew's Artist markers, while the flowers and leaves were coloured with crisp inks using the layered stamps.

This last year Altenew released the amazing Versatile Vase set along with the Wallpaper Art stamps set, but that's not all! They also released an amazing new product; the mask stencil. I can not tell you how much off a game changer the mask stencils are, weather you use them for masking when creating layered compositions or for inking through they are a must have. 

 I used the the Versatile Vase stencil to add colour to my vase to create the water.

Thank you so much for stopping by, below are the details off offers, prizes and hop participants.

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 Class Spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
Pretty Pink Posh: 2 $50 Gift Certificates
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 Gift Certificate
Blitsy: $30 Gift Certificate
Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 Gift Certificate
Chameleon Art Products: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2019 Issue
WOW! Embossing Powder: $20 Gift Certificate
Simply Cards & Papercraft: 1 Copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft Spring 2019 Issue

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.

Here's the links to all of today's Blog Hop participents;