Altenew November Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to be taking part in my first blog hop for Altenew’s 2015 November release and if you arrived here from Anna Kossakovskaya’s blog you are exactly where you should be.  This is a special release as not only have Altenew released 10 new sets of stamps, but there are also 6 new types of 8.5″ X 11″ specialty papers!  And some exciting news as Altenew has a new illustrator, whom you will already know but a big congrats to May for the release of her beautiful new Oriental Orchid stamp sets.

For my first card today I used the layered bird stamp from  Winter Cardinal and simply added some pencil detail for some extra shadowing with a sentiment from Halftone Holiday.  Otherwise a very clean and simple design with an easy gesso and gelato background.

Merry - Detail blog (1)

Merry - Detail blog (2)

My second card was fun to create, I used tinsel gold embossing powder on my stamped flowers from Beautiful Lady and then coloured and spattered some Kuretake paints around,  but I did add a vellum border to the back of the popped up panel for something just a little different.

Many Thanks - Detail

Many Thanks

And my final and probably my most fave of the cards was this CAS little number which is from the new Succulents stamp set, which I adore!  The sentiment is also from Halftone Holiday and I gotta say that a Christmas cactus totally makes me smile!

Now, to the good stuff and onto the Prizes and there are two ways to win!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $30 gift certificate to three lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday November 20th, 11:59 pm  EST for a chance to win.

Also I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one per person) to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew online store,  you have until midnight Friday November 20th (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on my blog.

As I am the last hop on the blog it’s back to Altenew so that you can leave your comment for your chance to win and to let Tasnim & Jennifer know how wonderful they are.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have had a blast on this hop!


Merry – Other Supplies:  Altenew Stamps – Halftone Holiday, Winter Cardinal.  Prismacolor Pencils – Black, Espresso, Warm Grey 70%, Goldenrod, Sand, Deco Pink, Carmine Red. Gesso.

Many Thanks – Other Supplies:  Stamp Set – Altenew – Beautiful Lady.  Kuretake – Pale Aqua, Mid Green, Purple.

Merry Wishes – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Succulents, Halftone Holiday.  Copics – W4,7. YG00R05,22,27.  Pearls – Kaisercraft – Teal, Yellow. Flourish with a Bling – Purple, Red.  Prismacolor Pencils – Crimson Red.

159 thoughts on “Altenew November Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. Gorgeous cards! I am awed by the lovely Cardinal card that you’ve created. Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal are among the daily visitors to my birdfeeder and I enjoy watching them all so much. Thanks for sharing this lovely card!

  2. Lovely cards Therese. The cardinal is so pretty with the gray background. The gold embossed flowers look wonderful on the second with the paint splatters in the background. Great coloring on the last one!

  3. I love the way the cardinal is highlighted with the plain background.
    that cactus is amazing.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

  4. Therese!!! I am in LOVE with the birds, and what you’ve done with that Cardinal is just fantastic!!! All cards are gorgeous, and I would be thrilled to win that certificate!!! Thank you for your generous heart … off to see May’s new stamps!

  5. Oh Girl! Your cards are jaw dropping! The creative way you used the cardinal is just Amazing and Realistic! Love the wood papers, too. I do, humbly and passionately want to win!

  6. You are so right.
    Your Christmas cactus card is such a happy card.
    I also am envious of how you got that gorgeous background for the cardinal card. Awesome cards!

  7. Charming. Love the contrast of the cardinal against that neutral background and the way you embellished the lantana and succulent.

  8. The cardinal card is awesome – I just love this stamp so much!!
    (BTW, the link to the store does not work – I wanted to buy the gold dots and the watercolours and I got an error message with both links.)

    1. Hi Beatrice, thank you so much for your lovely comments. I checked the links for both the Gelato’s and the Gansai Tambi and they worked for me, but it looks like the gold enamel dots have sold out. Hope this is helpful and I hope you have a fun and crafty day! Therese ps please let me know if it was another link that you were after.

  9. Wow, gorgeous cards Therese and congrats on your first Altenew Blog Hop…obviously, you have earned a spot! I would love to see a video of how you achieved the background on your Cardinal card – I am more of a visual learner and not only that, I would LOVE to subscribe to a YouTube channel of yours. Thanks again Therese for sharing your talent with all of us!

  10. I love this new release and you ladies make so pretty and adorable cards. I love your cardinal on grey background. And the cactus is super cute.

  11. Congratulations on your fab hopping skills. I just love the jewelled Christmas cactus, the vellum “frame” on your second card is just magic and your background in the first card is wonderful, as the colouring on all three…Better hop off to view all the others now, but yours was a great starting point!

  12. Wow, Therese, you have surely given my eyes beautiful cards to see. I love the cardinal and the succulent Christmas tree is super.

  13. You have excelled with these three totally unique cards Therese! Love all of them, the variety of techniques used and the quirkiness of the succulent Christmas tree. Congratulations on your first blog hop with this fab company – looking forward to many more hops like this!

  14. hey there.. thanks for all the gr8 inspiring cards! i have found your channel on youtube not too long ago so i knew who you were;) and i wasnt disappointed either!!! i love that soft colored flower on vellum… and i love the gesso and gelato background.. 3 cheers!!! sending love as i fly by:)

  15. hey there… i thot i had left a comment already but now i am not delete one please?? thanks… probly forgot to post it.. but i love the inspiration you have.. i found you on youtube while back and so i been learning from your lessons over there.. awesome cards and i love your artistical TaLent;) sending hugs for a wonderful hop! 🙂

  16. Terrific cards! I love the background your created for the cardinal card. It really makes that beautiful bird pop!

  17. These are fantastic cards, Therese! I especially like the holiday succulent, as I live in a desert-ish area and we don’t really get much of a winter here.

  18. Such beautiful and unique cards…love how you used the cactus. You are all amazing artist and it has been a pleasure to be a part of this Altenew Blog Hop

  19. Love all of these. Fantastic backgrounds on the first 2 and I must say…..LOVE the Christmas Succulent!! ♥♥

  20. Hi,

    Gorgeous cards, specially the one with the Beautiful Lady Stamps!

    María Alba

  21. Wow! That first card is just amazing, the background is stunning! I am going to have to try that!

  22. Arrrr Therese your killing me. Using all these wonderful stamps and making them look so good. Everytime I convince myself I have enough Altenew comes out with something I just have to have. Beautiful delicious cards.

  23. Hello Therese! How good to see you here! I love the cas you made! Great idea with the cactus xmas tree! It looks so festive! I lve the cardinal card colours and the background !!

  24. I really love the understated grungy look of your cards. They display the imperfect beauty of watercolour in all its glory. 🙂

  25. These are all so gorgeous, Therese … cool background to that beautiful cardinal, rich embossed blooms, and such a fun (and wonderfully decorated) Christmas cactus! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  26. Awesome card concepts. Love the fun twist on a xmas tree with the succulent and that slate/pink combo is just gorgeous! thanks for sharing 🙂

  27. Fabulous designs, love the bright pops of color, especially the cardinal, thanks for all the inspiration!
    Have a wonderful day!

  28. I love all the cards. Pure genius to add the little colored pearls to make the Christmas cactus!!

  29. Beautiful cards. The cardinal looks fantastic against that gorgeous background. Beautiful watercolour flowers too. I really like the Christmas cactus – what a fun idea.

  30. Gorgeous stamp sets and beautifully showcased! Love your cardinal bird card in particular and swooning over the colours against that fantastic back ground

  31. Three lovely cards Therese. I simply adore the Cardinal with the grey background which complements it perfectly, and the pretty lilac coloured flowers with lots of white space and then the fun cactus with the pretty pearls. x

  32. Of course you are on the Altenew team Therese. I am so happy for you. I have just recently stepped away from all my DT’s. So I am out of it in the card world. I just love love the new Seattle skyline set………..cannot wait to get my hands on it. I just love seeing your touch you added to the sets you used with these awesome creations. You always inspire me. Mwah.

  33. I can see how much fun you have had playing with the new Altenew stamp sets.I think I need one of each please.

  34. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Therese!!!
    LOVE your SUPER CUTE Christmas Cactus 🙂
    ADORE your BEAUTIFUL cardinal with the GORGEOUS background of your Christmas card and your DELIGHTFUL flowers & ELEGANT design of your “many thanks” card – WOW – LOVE EACH & EVERY detail!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  35. Wow. This new visitor and follower is blown away by your blog hop cards! Your attention to detail is remarkable! I love how you colored the cardinal; placed the colorful dots on the succulent card! I LOVE your style! Looking forward to your future crafts!

  36. I can’t decide which card I like best. I do really like the pencil work with the Cardinal. He’s very elegant. This is a marvelous release

  37. Beautiful cards! Congrats on your first blog hop with Altenew! The gesso+gelato background looks awesome! And the ink splatters on second card too! The christmas cactus is so cute!

  38. I have no idea how I missed this post – bizarre! Glad I seen it now – FABULOUS 😉

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