Altenew January 2016 Release, Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 January release  and blog hop, if you arrived here from Anna Kossakovskaya’s blog you are exactly where you should be.  We will be releasing 10 new stamp sets. Unfortunately the two stamp sets that Marika designed won’t be released this month, but we will be releasing them in February.

For my first card today I used the fabulous apple from the new Teacher’s Rule stamp set and created a bit of texture by swiping the ink across the stamp and I just love how it turned out (especially with these new specialty papers from Altenew).

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I got all ‘retro’ with my second card and had the best fun copic colouring these swirls from You Are and popped up a big  Super Script sentiment on some kraft and called it done.

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My final card is truly a CAS design and I thought it would be fun to create a whole set of these using the images and sentiments from Way Too Sweet, they would come together in no time at all!

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


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog  for your chance to win!  You have until Friday January 22nd to leave your comments.

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 January 22nd (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.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have had a blast on this hop!

Edited to add GIVEAWAY WINNER!


Congratulations Holly, Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line :January 2016 Release winner from Therese’s Blog


Awesome – Other Supplies:  Altenew Stamps – You Are.  AC Cardstock – Brown Sugar.  Copics – 0. E50,99. Y17,26.  BG11.

Being so Sweet – Other Supplies Altenew Stamps – Way too Sweet.  Prismacolor Pencils – White, Process Red. American Crafts cardstock – Robin’s Egg, Taffy.

InspirationAltenew Stamps – Teacher’s Rule.  Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Sienna Brown, Crimson Red, Limepeel.  Polychromos – Chrome Green Opaque.

189 thoughts on “Altenew January 2016 Release, Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. All of your cards are fabulous, but I am terribly impressed with your treatment of the apple. Just gorgeous!

  2. The apple is outstanding…love the way the colors blended together! The retro card is too cool!! Who wouldn’t like to receive that in the mail ???? I think you are right about the cute “Sweet Treat” card, great card to make in quantity for easy mailing!! Thank YOU!!

  3. Your Teacher’s Rule card is truly a work of art! Such detail on that apple image! I’ll definitely have to give that “swiping” technique a try (and hope my result turns out half as great as yours did!)

  4. WOW you are so talented!!! I can’t wait to see Marika’s designs next month 🙂 The whole DT does beautiful work. Thanks for sharing, Therese 🙂

  5. Love your samples made with this awesome release! The apple looks fantastic with that swiping technique and the wood behind it!

  6. Omg !! I love the way you have created the texture on the apple on your first card…AMAZING !!All your cards are so fabulous… Love them 💗

  7. Your sense of color and design make for beautiful cards. Altenew always offers such beautiful stamps to work with!

  8. Love all three cards, Therese! Elegant, bold and cute! I thought you added some pencil touches on the apple! The swiping of the ink pad made really gorgeous texture here! I should try it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Therese, you truly are a master of the CAS card. All of these are fantastic. I wish I had your eye!

  10. I love the crisp, clean look each of these cards has. The texture you added to the apple is beautiful! And the colorful, retro design is so much fun!

  11. Wow…that apple is incredible…the brush strokes really set it apart! All your designs are outstanding and totally inspiring!

  12. Fabulous. Each card is so fresh and innovative. LOVED that apple…it’s perfect. And the retro card…wow…brings back memories (think I had a Harvest Gold refridgerator that would look good with that print you expertly colored). The clean and simple cupcake…who could resist that.

  13. I haven’t cared for the apple stamp at all, until I saw your card. Beautiful technique and love the simplicity. Also like that retro card – it just makes the word “Groovy” pop into my head!

  14. Three fabulous cards but your apple card is definitely a stand out! Love how the swiped ink gave it a textured look. Love all the different creative elements in each card. Thank you!

  15. Congratulations Therese on your three awesome cards for this blog hop! Your unique style shines through in each of them – all truly inspiring!

  16. Therese you really can turn your hand to any style of card as evidenced by these three. although I,love the apple, the retro one is very striking. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  17. Your cards are all terrific, but what a clever idea to swipe the pad across the stamp to get the streaks in the first one – a great technique!

  18. Love that super script set. Thanks for introducing us to it. Also love the fold on the card. Super!!!!

  19. Three totally different cards! I love the coloring on the apple. I would love more detail on how you achieved this look.

  20. Three fabulous cards.
    Love the technique in the apple. Great creation of your own paper in the second card and an awesome cas 3rd card. Going off to check out the Altnew page now 🙂

  21. Really like the apple card and the papers you used with it. Will need to check out the products you used. Thanks for a lovely sight!

  22. Your “swiped” apple is the coolest thing. I love the whole card. Colors, design, textures!! All of your cards are outstanding. Thanks so much.

  23. Oh my!! I LOVE your cards. However, I LOVE that fun swiping technique. It looks SO COOL!!! I also like the third card with the CAS design. It was in two of my favorite colors.

  24. I am totally in love with the teachers rule set! Of course the new releases are all awesome! 😍

    Love your cards 😉

  25. Oh my goodness, Therese…You have really out-done yourself today! Your cupcake is darling, and I love how you added the sentiment on your retro card! And, your apple ~ WOW! What a great idea to swipe your inks to create all that gorgeous texture! I’m so glad you’re part of the Altenew team…your cards are gorgeous!!!

  26. Therese you are so talented!! You really did something different with all of these sets- I think the last one is my favourite – the colours are totally yummy but i do love the style of the retro one too!

  27. Wow, your cards are amazing! I love all of the details, colors and layering. Thanks for sharing.

  28. hey therese.. you are artistic gal! awesome brave to think outside the box.. and thanks for always inspiring us with ideas! Like the card with the extra folds in to give it more dimension.. awesome card:)

  29. Wow what an awesome trio – the teacher in me is really taken with that apple card – the swiped texture you’ve achieved looks really great Therese. Plus I love the design of it and those great new papers look fab.

  30. All three cards are awesome but I particularly like the retro one. Great to see your work being showcased across the globe!

  31. Lovely cards Therese, especially the cool design of the apple one and the fun funky feel of the retro one.
    Thanks for the chance to win : )

  32. The ink swiping on the apples image looks awesome! It looks too amazing to have been so simple… 🙂 Love the funky retro card and that little cupcake looks perfect on the turquoise paper!

  33. WOW – your cards are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Therese!!!
    Your cupcake card is SO CUTE, your swirly card SO GROOVY and as for your apple – WOW – it is a piece of ART – LOVE IT!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing the CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES of these new stamps … I’m INSPIRED and have SO MUCH I need to buy and try 🙂

  34. Fabulously done, Therese. I love the realistic look to the apple. But it’s your groovy “awesome” colors that really caught my attention.

  35. Love the texture that you created on the apple image! Your Copic colouring skills and choice of the colours truly have a retro feel and the sweet cupcake is a happy one!

  36. Therese, what fabulous cards. I love the apple on the wood paper. The retro card is my favorite; love the colors and the very original design.

  37. Awesome cards…the apple looks amazing and the retro card caught my eye with the great design.

  38. I love the way you colored the apple, Therese, and that background paper is fabulous. Adult coloring is so “in” right now and that’s the perfect stamp for it on the second card. The little cake on the third one is darling and would be great for valentines.

  39. That apple card is utterly fabulous! Such talent–it looks so real! Thanks for sharing your skills with us!

  40. Your cards are so pretty. The tourquios one and the apple one are my favorite. The apple one reminds me of an old masters painting. Such clever use of ink.

  41. Oh wow! That apple looks amazing! I just love the texture. Great color choices on the second one too!

  42. What a nice price to win! I cross my fingers that I’ll be one of the lucky ones!
    Take care!
    Monika from Sweden

  43. Oh my goodness Therese… I love all three! The apple looks like it’s been shaded with pencils and love the retro swirls so much. Had to pin your last card.. the pink and blue look awesome together 🙂

  44. Wow, what great shading on the apple! I’m just starting & admire your creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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