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.
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.
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!”
WOW! STUNNING cards!! Love!
Love the succulents card. Very cute 🙂
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!
Amazing cards, Therese!!!
Beautiful! Just beautiful!
Wow awesome cards love, love them especially the first one.
Oh I love that succulent with decorations so much!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Beautiful cards Therese! I’d love to see a video of how you made the background for the cardinal.
Beautiful cards! LOVE the bling on the succulent – so fun!!!
I love the added embellishment on the succulent. Love it!
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!
Lovely cards! I’m really loving the cardinal!
These are all fabulous! That first card is especially stunning!
Wow! Amazing cards!! I absolutely love the elegant cardinal card!! =)
Your cards are SO neat! I love the look of the cardinal one
All of your cards are so fabulous ..But the first card with the cardinal is simply amazing …love it !!!
Gorgeous cards..amazing background of the first card!
I love the way the cardinal is highlighted with the plain background.
that cactus is amazing.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.
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!
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!
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!
Therese! they are all fabulous!!! so stylish and beutiful! the background for your cardinal just amazes me – looks so cool!
Beautiful cards, Therese <3
Charming. Love the contrast of the cardinal against that neutral background and the way you embellished the lantana and succulent.
LOVE the gesso/gelato background for the red bird:)
Very pretty cards, Therese! Love the gessoed background on the cardinal card.
Totally awesome cards!
Your card samples are beautiful. The cardinal is my favorite but Succulents image is a close 2nd. You are so talented.
Very beautiful cards. Wow!!!
Love love love these cards! The vellum touch was absolutely perfect. And that last succulent… WOW! So cute!!
Oh my goodness! Beautiful cards, especially that cardinal. Stunning.
Love all your cards, but that Cardinal stamp is my favourite!
love this cards!
Wonderful cards !
Such beautiful cards! So fun how you turned some aloe into a Christmas card 🙂
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.)
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.
Have to agree a Christmas cactus makes me smile too. Perfect idea for the succulent : )
Each card is ultra unique & creative! The cardinal is beautiful !!
WOW…. Gorgeous cards! So many details on your cards. Love the cardinal card 🙂
Very creative cards. I especially love the aloe vera with the “ornaments.”
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!
Beautiful cards!!! Love the colors!
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.
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!
Wow, Therese, you have surely given my eyes beautiful cards to see. I love the cardinal and the succulent Christmas tree is super.
lol a cactus christmas tree, i giggled, but i love the cardinal card with the moody grey skies, it makes the red really shine!
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!
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:)
Your cards are so pretty.
I love the red bird one,
great design on it.
Carla from Utah
Beautiful cards, the background on the first looks amazing, love the Christmas Cactus too 🙂
hey there… i thot i had left a comment already but now i am not sure..so 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! 🙂
love the elegant cardinal card!
Such lovely cards. Love the cactus tree. Such a cute idea for the holidays.
Your cards are beautiful!
Beautiful cards! I love this release.
Beautiful cards made Anna! Love it!
Beautiful cards Therese – totally loving the cardinal and the Chrissy cactus espesh! xx
Beautiful work as always Therese! Your creativity always inspires me!
Terrific cards! I love the background your created for the cardinal card. It really makes that beautiful bird pop!
Your cards are amazing! Love the cardinal and how you make the background! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂
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.
All the cards are so beautiful. Hope you make a video for the background of the bird card!
Your cards are beautiful, and really show case the new stamps. I really love your pencil background in the first card.
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
The succulent card is so cute! Love those colourful dots and your colouring is so perfect! Beautiful cards!
You have really showcased these new sets BEAUTIFULLY, Therese! Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!!
Fabulous cards. I love your Christmas cactus – adorable. Thanks!
I like the unique takes on your cards. They look wonderful.
Beautiful cards…love the cardinal!
Awesome cards Therese, the chrissy cactus is such a fun card! Cathy x
Fabulous cards! Love the vellum border, so elegant!
Your cards are incredible! The purple watercolor flowers are glorious!
Love all of these. Fantastic backgrounds on the first 2 and I must say…..LOVE the Christmas Succulent!! ♥♥
Fabulous cards – I love your examples
love love love that first card and the decorated succulent? fantastic!
Wow Therese these are so stunning, my favorite is the one with the cardinal, I can’t seem to get my eyes off that one 🙂
Gorgeous cards, specially the one with the Beautiful Lady Stamps!
Wow! That first card is just amazing, the background is stunning! I am going to have to try that!
Great cards. The Christmas cactus made me smile too. What a clever idea. 😀
Beautiful cards, LOVE the gesso and gelato background on the first card and the Christmas cactus is super cute! Love your watercolored floral card, so pretty and elegant!
Stunning cards!! Love the redbird and the Gelato background!
I love all your cards, but especially the little succulent card with the ornaments! SO cute!!
Love your coloring on these cards. Beautiful!!
Beautiful cards and bg is jus stunning!!
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.
Therese, these are spectacular!!! I love the cardinal card, such a cool design. and your succulent Xmas tree is genius. Love them all!
Therese, your background for the cardinal is wonderful! Love your shading on the bird as well.
The cards are different but very beautiful. …. I loved your colour combination style….. thanks for sharing. …
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 !!
perfect, love them!
That card with the bird is stunning! Very unique!
I really love the understated grungy look of your cards. They display the imperfect beauty of watercolour in all its glory. 🙂
Wow Therese, these cards are gorgeous and I love how you dressed the succulent up to look like a Christmas tree! So clever!
Your cards are all gorgeous, but I think I like that cardinal best!
Both of your cards are wonderful There. Winter scene with bird is just awesome on first.
wow!!!! it looks like your cardinal is singing in the rain. how did you do that? very nice
Really Beautiful cards!! Love your background on the bird card!!
wonderful cards…love the multistamping options with these stamps.
Lovely cards! So creative 🙂
Cute. Love the cardinal and thought your Christmas cactus was fun. Thanks.
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 🙂
Beautiful cards!! Love the embossed flowers and the coloring!!
Great cards, and I love what you did with the Succulents card (the added pearls in multi colours)
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 🙂
The cardinal is very impactful against the gray background. Great card.
Splendid Cards. Love all the inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Love your color choices!
Your cards are so beautiful!! I love the backgrounds and colors. Thanks for sharing.
I’m loving the plant with pearls!
Fabulous designs, love the bright pops of color, especially the cardinal, thanks for all the inspiration!
Have a wonderful day!
I love all the cards. Pure genius to add the little colored pearls to make the Christmas cactus!!
Love your cards and thanks for the chance to win!
Beautiful cards. The cardinal looks fantastic against that gorgeous background. Beautiful watercolour flowers too. I really like the Christmas cactus – what a fun idea.
Gorgeous cards! Fantastic release! 😃
Oh wow! Beautiful creations! Thank you for this amazing chance!
Beautiful! I especially love the red bird on the gray wash of color.
Gorgeous cards, all are lovely showcases of the new stamp sets, beautiful!!
Gorgeous stamp sets and beautifully showcased! Love your cardinal bird card in particular and swooning over the colours against that fantastic back ground
Fantastic cards! I especially love the first card! The bird is beautiful and I love that background!
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
Love all cards, but third is so amazing) great idea!)
Absolutely STUNNING cards!! so elegant &lovely! Thank you for all the inspiration! Blessings!
fabulous set of cards… love how you turned the succulent into a holiday tree… so clever!
I love the Christmas cactus! Very clever!
The soft grey background is perfect for the cardinal and I love your festive succulent!
OMG. That’s so cute!! Christmas cactus 🙂
super cute and unique cards! Love them all!!!
I LOVE that succulent “christmas tree”!!! SO CLEVER!!
Pretty cards. Great work.
Love all your cards.
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.
I’ve missed you Lisa and am so glad you popped by to visit, big hugs in your current adventures, Therese x
I can see how much fun you have had playing with the new Altenew stamp sets.I think I need one of each please.
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!!!
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!
Great cards, love the added touches to the succulent, so fun!
Great cards! I think the succulent christmas is just brilliant!!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous…and elegant!
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
Wow – you have been busy. Great cards. I think the cardinal is my favourite with that very artsy and classy background.
Wonderful cards. I really like your Christmas cactus.
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I dressed up as a child of Aloe instead of trees! Nostalgia!
luv your christmas cactus and your coloring on all your card projects!
beautiful cards. I love the flowers and the cactus too. very inspiring, all of them
Very pretty cards! Love the cardinal one!
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!
I love all your cards but the Christmas cactus card was just too cute!
wow! Beautiful cards 🙂
All of these are beautiful – a fab finale to an awesome hop! xxx
LOVE how you did your Cardinal card beaufiful!
Gorgeous projects Therese… I especially love the festive succulent 🙂
I have no idea how I missed this post – bizarre! Glad I seen it now – FABULOUS 😉