07 December 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Carolina Allspice Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)

 

Welcome to the December Craft-A-Flower release  blog hop and giveaway. This months flower is the Carolina Allspice. You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich, if not you can go back to the start of the hop by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.


The CAF Carolina Allspice is available in store as a one off purchase. Lets take a look at the card I made for this release;

I started by cutting all of the Carolina Allspice layers using Altenew's Gradient Cardstock which I backed with Double sided adhesive sheets. I used the Green Meadows and Red Cosmos sets.  I embossed a background using the Dotted Circles 3D embossing folder which I then added black ink to.


I cut a tag using the Terriffic Tags die set and added foiled detail with the Tiny Patterns Hot Foil Plates set. The sentiment which is included in the CAF Carolina Allspice was cut from black card and added using silicone glue. I added some thin black twine to the tag to complete the card.


The Craft-A-Flower is available as a monthly subscription plan, 

This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99) Subscribe here


Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/15/2021.


Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Kari VanNoy

Michelle Short

LauraJane

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Emily Midgett

Jaycee Gaspar

Natasha Davies

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Terri Koszler

Teri Wilson

Virginia Lu

Annemarie Caister

Roteja Galvan

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Rebecca Sogn

03 December 2021

Altenew NEW Sweet Moments Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes) ($300 in total prizes)


Welcome to Altenew's December Stamp and more release. You should have arrived here from Linda Parker, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Blog. This release is packed with stamps, dies, stencils, hot foil plates, embossing folders, paper pads, washi tape and masking tape, soooo much crafty goodness.
Shop the new release here Sweet Moments Collection. I have made 7 cards fro the release, lets take a closer look.

Double Foiling anyone? Yes you can double foil on one project. I started by using the Splatter Hot Foil Plate with an iridescent foil, I then used a blue foil for the All kinds of Amazing Hot Foil Plate. I was a little worried that maybe foil wouldn't stick to the parts already foiled but it does. I know I will be playing around and trying other double foiled ideas in the future.

As soon as I saw the Colorful Soul Stamp Set it reminded me of some wallpaper I had seen a while back, so I set about creating a whole background in similar colours. I love that you don't have to be 100% with the layering of this set, it means you can work quicker... I added the sentiment using the new Tiny Sentiments: Hello Stamp set and Tiny Sentiments: Hello die

For my second card using the Colorful Soul Stamp Set I decided to go for a really modern feel, with a black background. I stamped and cut the floral elements using the stamp and Colorful Soul Die Set. Thsi set also has several fantastic sentiments with dies to cut them out too. I love this card so much.

Next up is the Eucalyptus Wreath Hot Foil Plate. I hot foile din gold onto some thick white card and then used the Eucalyptus Wreath Simple Coloring Stencil to add 3 shades of green ink. With the stencil in place I flicked a little water over the inked areas to add texture. I then stamped a sentiment from the Colorful Soul Stamp Set and cut it using the matching Colorful Soul Die Set.


I love a potted house plant so the Pots and Plants Stamp Set really is right up my street. I stamped and colored two of the images and cut them using the matching Pots and Plants die set. I added them to an A2 card base which has a strip of washi down the left edge and then stamped a sentiment in the top right.

For my second card using the Pots and Plants Stamp Set and matching Pots and Plants die set, I created a little floor and skirting/base board. I heat embossed the sentiment in white.


My final card also uses the Splatter Hot Foil Plate. Full disclosure, I used a new brand of foil on my machine and didnt realise it needs a hotter heat than my usual brand so when I remover the foil it hadn't adhered 100% perfectly, but I didn't want to waste it so decided to use it as the backdrop for a poinsettia which was cut using the Poinsettia 3D die set.

Your next stop on the hop is Lilith Eeckels but before you go please take a moment to check out the free gift and giveaway information below.
 


Free Gift

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. Feel free to share the promotion banner/info on your blog hop post or on your social media post using your affiliate links for a chance to make some extra money. 

 

  • Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 12/03/2021 through 12/05/2021.

  • Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Sweet Moments Stamp & Die Release Collection from 12/03/2021 through 12/09/2021.


Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/11/2021.


01 December 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Queen of the Lilies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Welcome to the December Build-A-Flower release and blog hop. This month we are welcoming the BAF Queen of the Lilies to the Altenew product range. You should have arrived here from LauraJane, if not you can go back to the start of the hop at anytime by visiting the Altenew Card Blog.



I started by stamping and die cutting two of the beautiful lilies and five leaves. I chose very subtle colours as I wanted to create a card that could be used for someone going through a hard time, it could also be used a a sympathy card. 


I embossed a piece of vintage red card using the Cross Weaves 3D embossing folder, I added the floral elements using silicone glue. I stamped the sentiment onto a Sentiment Banner using the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set. To finish I sprinkled a few Antique Gold Sequins



Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/09/2021.


Your next stop on the hop is Erin Thompson


Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Jaycee Gaspar

Kari VanNoy

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

Colleen Balija

Emily Midgett

Danielle Dunlop

Tenia Nelson

LauraJane

Terri Koszler

Erin Thompson

Therese Calvird

Teresa Litchfield

Natasha Davies

Teri Wilson

Roteja Galvan

Linda Parker

Rachael Shedeed

Rebecca Sogn

Annemarie Caister

22 November 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Himalayan Poppy Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

 


Today we are celebrating the release of the Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy , as well as several other new products. I am so excited to share my project and thoughts with you, before we jump in lets just check, you should have arrived here from Sandhya Iyer if not you cna go back to the start of the hop at any times by visiting Altenew Card Blog


I stamped my Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy  onto some watercolor card and used the new Hawaiian Shores Brush & Fine Tip Pens. These pens are water based so allow you to try out several techniques. Here I used a wet brush to pull out the colour and add a wash around the stamped image.



We are also launching the Woodless Coloring Pencils. These pencils are blendable, you can use som many different mediums to blend them and give different effects, I will be sharing lots of information on my social media channels over the new few days.


Here's a look at a card I made using the pencil, I used Baby Oil and a Paper Stump to blend the color.

The next new product is the Monochrome Shading Pencils set. I have to admit, I've never used a product like these before so I'm still playing around and getting used to them.


I tried them out on a stamped image to highlight the different depths of shade pencil to pencil. Each petal has one half fully colored and the other blended using a paper stump.

Here's another swatch of the different pencils.

This is a sneek peak at a work in progress, I'm trying to see how it looks if you add color over the monochrome shading pencil and vise versa.

Also released today is the Masking Fluid, I haven't had a chance to play with mine yet but I will share my results when I do. Your next stop is Seeka

Giveaway Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11/28/2021_ for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/30/2021.


Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

LauraJane

Verity Biddlecombe

Emily Midgett

Daniel Diaz

Virginia Lu

Colleen Balija

Michelle Short

Joy Baldwin

Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy

Nathalie DeSousa

Teresa Litchfield

Jenny Colacicco

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Seeka

Lilith Eeckels

Bridget Casey

Tenia Nelson

Eva Bussom

Therese Calvird

Amanda Baldwin

Amy Hill