Video : Altenew November 2016 Release!

altenewbloghop_nov152016I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 November release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Jennifer McGuire’s blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 16 stamp sets and 8 dies!

I decided to create a video today to show you just how amazing these new products are…    there were so many great sets that I actually had trouble deciding what to create.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.






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 certificates to THREE lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog  for your chance to win.  You have until Monday November 21st, 11:59pm ET to leave your comments. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday November 22nd.

Also I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one comment per person) to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew online store,  you have until midnight Sunday November 20th (ADST) and I will announce the winner here on this blog post Monday November 21st.

PROMOTION:  Place an order with Altenew and recieve a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set!  No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last.  No minimum purchase!  Offer ends on Thursday 11/17,2016 at 11:59pm ET.

Here’s the Hop list!


Debby Hughes

Wanda Guess

Lydia Evans

Yana Smakula

Amy Gray

Kathy Racoosin

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lisa Spangler

Marika Rahtu

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Joni Nina Andaya

Sandy Allnock

Svitlana Shayevich

May Sukyong Park

Laura Bassen

From here you are off to Joni Nina Andaya’s wonderful blog.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are having heaps of fun on this hop!

Edited to add the lucky winner!


Congratulations Ann Kulseth, Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line :November 2016 Release winner from Therese’s BlogTherese signature 2

Cup of Thanks – Other Supplies – Altenew Stamps – Vintage Teacup.  Watercolour Cardstock. Zig Clean color Real Brush Pens – Lemon Yellow / Bright Yellow / Pale Green / Deep Green / Light Green / Turquoise Green / Light Gray / Light Pink / Light Blue / Cobalt Blue / Lilac. Black Foam Tape.

Sending Love & Hugs – Other Supplies: Altenew Stamps – Adore You / Hello Sunshine.   Watercolour Cardstock.  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Pale Pink / Flesh Color / Mid Green / Olive Green / Green Gray / Beige / Light Carmine.  Liquid Glue.

263 thoughts on “Video : Altenew November 2016 Release!

  1. Your cards are so….WOW! I love the teacups and the polka dots and the Adore You flowers are so soft and lovely!

  2. I absolutely love all the polka dots on your first card! So cute! And I adore that tea cup.
    Your 2nd card looks like a painting; gorgeous!

  3. Those pink flowers are to die for. And, there are so many to choose from. Can I say I want them all.

  4. I always love your cards and videos. I love this new altenew release. (Also loving your holiday card series).

  5. So much fun on a cup! I would love to try these brush-pens, but for now I need other things more. (Don’t you just wish you could try everything you want!) I did not realize the dots were on acetate until the end of the video, I just thought you had used the dot patterns in the stamp set in a very creative way! I did some acetate over glitter cardstock for Christmas this year, and they turned out very well. Thanks for sharing this very fun card.

  6. Beautiful tea cups – reminds me of my late mother who collected them. I am making my wish list today.

  7. OMG these cards are works of art. Thank you for sharing your talents with us – I am so inspired!!!!

  8. The Teacup card is so fun and festive!! LOVE the black dots over them and the designs on the teacups are sweet!! Your amazing flowers are gorgeous! Beautifully colored! TFS!

  9. Both cards are so lovely & these 3 sets are on my shopping list. Really enjoy the music on your videos as well.

  10. This is a beautiful set! I love Follow your Dream , Vintage Teacups,and Adore You. They are my favorites.

  11. Your watercolouring is beautiful! Love how you used the flowers from the other sexy on your teacups and the dotted overlay really finishes it off beautifully! Your Adore You card is darling also. Fabulous work.

  12. your card is great, I love when there is a video to show how the card is done, shows confidence is the work. Also gives us an idea of how to do so of these things that you artists do. Thank you. You card turned out beautifully.

  13. Fantastic cards. Thank you for making the video and sharing your ideas and techniques. Love the way to added the flowers to the teacups.

  14. Love love love your cards! Thanks for the great tips and tricks for attaching vellum and clear acetate to card fronts! 🙂

  15. That first card is so cheerful and fun and the second one is simply elegant. This is a great release!! Now I’m off to watch your video.

  16. These cups are beautiful. I was wondering when I was going to see them. I started in the wrong spot and now have to hop at the beginning. Your cup card is fantastic.

  17. I like the softer lines you got on the “Sending love and hugs” card. It works really nicely with the watercolor look.

  18. Two beautiful cards. The flowers stamps set is really great, and I love the “soft” coloring you did, it’s gorgeous.

  19. stunning cards. really love the tea cups. the different florals in each cup reminds me of my mom’s tea cups, all different patterns. thanks.

  20. Beautiful cards. I love the polka dot acetate on the teacups card. The watercoloured flowers on the second card are so soft and gorgeous.

  21. Absolutely gorgeous card Therese. Like you I am a tea drinker and I just love those cups. Thanks for sharing your tip on masking the cups too – great idea. Your love and hugs card was fabulous too – very soft and dreamy.

  22. Fabulous cards! I love the teacups and your awesome coloring, and the floral card is breathtaking!

  23. These two cards are so different but both are lovely! My favourite is the teacups – I’m another committed tea drinker!

  24. I love the Vintage Teacup set, and your card was my favorite. I’ve bookmarked your blog since your coloring and ideas are amazing.

  25. Beautiful cards! love how you used the cup of thanks stamp all over for the background on your card! Love that idea!
    ~Gin K.~

  26. Wonderful stamp sets, and wonderful creativity from you! I love the way you have used the teacup stamp.

  27. Awesome cards! Love the polka dot overlay on the teacups & the coloring on those gorgeous flowers is really stunning. Great work!!

  28. Beautiful cards, lovely watercoloring and color combos on both cards, and the black dotty acetate is so fun and unexpected!

  29. adorable teacup card, but the “Adore You” card with the watercolouring and the beautiful stamps is so gorgeous!!

  30. These are both so pretty. I love those sweet tea cups. As always, your coloring is so lovely. Thank you.

  31. Hi! I like the teacup card, but I LOVE the flowers! The coloring is perfect and so tranquil. It’s perfect. Altenew is the queen of flower stamps, and I love this release!

  32. Therese your cards are amazing!! I’m so in love with the teacup one though!! Two things I love pastels and polkadots!! Too cute 😊

  33. Will you put up the video of the peonies? So pretty. I like watching your videos 😄 Not too many “down under” card makers on YouTube. It’s good to have local suppliers. (if you call NZ local….😝)

  34. Thanks for a great video.Your teacup card is so pretty & I really enjoyed watching your process. i love how you combined the 2 sets as well. Your second cards is simply gorgeous!

  35. Your vintage teacups card is very sweet. I really like the dotty acetate over the top – very playful. Thanks for the video, always nice to hear an Aussie voice. Your I adore you flowers card is gorgeous. Was it watercoloured with the zigs as well. (what a mouthful the name of pens is)

    1. Hi Linda, Yes I did colour the adore you flowers with the Zig…etc. pens as well. you can find a list of the exact colours that I used at the end of my blog post.
      Hope this is helpful, thanks so much for your lovely comments and for visiting me here at my blog. Hugs, Therese

  36. I did not expect the polka dot acetate, love it though. I absolutely love your style. The small images on the tea cups is ingenious

  37. Both cards are lovely. I’m glad I watched the video. Now I know the secret of the black polka dots. Well done.

  38. Simply gorgeous cards. The polka dots on the tea cup…unique!!! Thank you for sharing how to create the black polka dots.

  39. Both of your cards are beautiful and your video was great! I adore the teacup card, the polka dot acetate looked amazing on your card and I love how you decorated each teacup differently, they remind me of my vintage teacups that I collect and have inherited from my grandmothers. I’m with you on tea, I love it and drink it all day long! Thanks for the great inspiration.

  40. This blog hop IS fun! Your cards are great. The polka dots were unexpected, but fun! I must say my favorite, however, is the second card. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Wow, love the water colouring on both cards it’s amazing, it gives such a great look to both cards. The Adore You stamp set is my favourite from this new release from Altenew and I love the card you made with it. Thanks for sharing your cards and the video. Have an amazing day. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  42. Lovely cards, amazing water-colouring and a fab video! Thanks for sharing your creativity! It’s hard to beat a good cuppa so I am in love with the new Vintage Teacup set and think you’ve used it to perfection. Really clever to decorate the cups with elements from the other set and I love the whimsical effect created by your use of the dotty acetate: lovely!

  43. I thought you had covered the card in small back sequins for a while there! Very cute card and your floral card is lovely too.

  44. I love all the flowers on your vintage teacups and covering them with polka dot acetate was genius! That said, my favorite is the absolutely gorgeous watercolor Love & Hugs card!! Wow!

  45. Such a gorgeous release! Love your flower card!! You did a great job watercoloring the flowers.

  46. Gorgeous cards! The polka-dots paired with the teacups adds a fabulous touch of whimsy! Love it! The ‘win’ for me: seeing your amazing creativity in action! Thank you!

  47. I have been so inspired by your cards and techniques. I like how you have incorporated two stamp set for one card and I have to admit my favourite set is the Vintage Teacup set. Thanks xxx

  48. Love the polka dots on the cups of the first card.
    The flower is amazing – shaded so well.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

  49. Your colouring is lovely (but I think you may have been told that before), the more I see of your use of the Zig markers the more I WANT them! I do like your floral additions to the cups very much, both cards are wonderful…Di xx

  50. Oh Therese, your cards are absolutely stunning! I love the dots on the teacup card – splendid! That beautifully coloured ‘Adore You’ card is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

  51. I love that you’re on the Altenew DT because I get to see all your gorgeous creations however – you are not helping me to keep my wish list short! 😀 These are both awesome but I especially love the first card – so much fun!

  52. Love that painting on that second card! Why can’t I get my Clean Color Markers to do that?!?! Thank you for the video – you did a remarkable job!

  53. Absolutely amazing cards Therese ! I love your wonderful tea cups card and I love your addition of acetate with dots. The acetate gives the effect of china tea cups ! Thanks for sharing.

  54. I totally love both of your cards. The cup of tea set is calling my name as well as the adore you set. You designers do such a good job of promoting Altenew’s releases. It’s such a great stamp company. I’m never disappointed.

  55. Those teacups are so much fun! I really love the size of them and the fun background you made. The flowers are gorgeous, as always for Altenew and your lovely coloring!

  56. Beautiful watercoloring with your Zig markers and I love the polka dot acetate sheet! Such a sweet card, Therese!

  57. Such LOVELY pattern paper you have created on the first card Therese…LOVE the contrast of black Polka-Dots:)) Soft and lovely on the second large blooms!

  58. Oh myyyy, Therese! Both of your cards are amazing (as always). The Vintage Teacups are beautiful and the water-colored ‘Adore You’ flower is over-the-top gorgeous!

  59. I love your teacup card! It is just perfect in every way-those colors, the dots! Your flowers are stunning as well! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  60. You’ve done a wonderful job on the cups, Therese. So much so that I now want that stamp set. Adding the polka dot acetate over the top was such an unexpected and brilliant thing to dol.

  61. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful cards you created for this blog hop! I love all the stamp sets in this new release.

  62. I adore these two cards Theresa. I watched your video and the repeated cup pattern and the beautiful colours and flowers on each work well with the spotted acrylic, and then those watercoloured flowers look beautiful and such a pretty colour too. x

  63. Great cards and wonderful video to accompany them. Thanks for including so many good tips and techniques in the video. I’m very visual, too, and videos always teach me so much and inspire me. I, too, love tea, but there’s no way I can drink it at home in a small cup like these! Mine have to hold at least 16 ozs! The acetate overlay was a brilliant finishing touch.

  64. What a wonderful use of the stamps to decorate the tea cups. great idea. Thanks for the video also. Love the acetate layer.

  65. O love the idea of stamping different flowers on each tea cup! It really adds variety and lots of colors t the card front. The acetate just “Kisses” the cups. I love that acetate. The second card is such a beautiful card. The coloring is stunning!

  66. BEAUTIFUL cards!!!
    LOVE your wonderful watercolour teacups with the acetate overlay, ADORE your DELICATE flowers sending love & hugs … I confess, all three stamp sets are on my wishlist!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION and video, it was a pleasure to watch you create and colour AND to learn your COOL techniques for selecting the area of your panel and to stamp inside the teacups too, LOTS for me to try 🙂

  67. Hi Therese,

    This is my first time stopping at your blog! I love both cards! I am partial to tea cups. I have a collection that started with my bridal shower. I had a tea party! Dresses and hats, and everyone brought their favorite tea cup and saucer so we could each choose our favorite for the day. The refreshments? Everything had chocolate in, just as I requested! People asked what I would like for gifts. My husband and I drank tea every night. I asked for a tea cup with a saucer or a teapot to keep the tea in, for pouring. I ended up with over 30 tea sets. I love my collection and have a small collection of tea cups/saucers/tea pots in stamps. I love the elegant shape of this particular cup. I love how you colored it…and those dots! Well how original can you get?! Maybe you should have a Tea Party for an upcoming holiday!

    The flowers are stunning! They are so beautiful. They are colored so delicately! Thanks for the video!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

  68. I love those bright, sweet tea cups! The polka dot overlay just adds to the fun! Your second card is so gorgeous! Altenew always has wonderful products!

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