Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop!



What better way to celebrate the end of 2016 than hopping along with the faves from the Altenew team!  You should have arrived here from Laura Jane’s wonderful blog (and if you missed the beginning you can always start right here at Altenew).  I’d better get on with the photos now, because there is heaps to share today, hope you like them!


Starting with this ‘colouring book’ style card using Persian Motifs stamp set. Click here for the video.


This beautiful flower is from Majestic Bloom and I really struggled with this card, but despite that, love how the colours turned out.
You can find the video here.


I love me a challenge of a masculine card and the Sohcahtoa set is the perfect choice for a fun graphic masculine design!
You can find the video here.

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Spring Daisy

Aren’t these Spring Daisy flowers beautiful in bright (non daisy like) colours!


I decided to play with my new Zig watercolours when I saw this Adore You flower set released.  I don’t have a video of this specific card to share, but did recreate it by request.

You can find that video here.


One of my most favourite sprigs of flowers from Altenew and it’s called Best Mom, and don’t fret there is a matching die so no fussy cutting required lol.
You can find the video here.

I know it’s been ‘massive’, but I hope you have enjoyed these cards, lots of video links too just in case you missed them.


Now onto the Good stuff!


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop.  You have until Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59pm ET to enter, and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, January 6th.

Also I will randomly choose 1 person from the comments below to receive an Altenew card made by me!  The winner will be announced here on this post on Thursday January 5th.



 Enjoy FREE US shipping on all retail orders with code GOODBYE2016 at checkout and $7 OFF international shipping on orders over $17 with code WELCOME2017 at checkout.  Offer ends Friday December 30th at 11:59pm EST. (Retail orders only. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes.)

Here’s the hop list:


Yana Smakula

Sveta Fotinia

Erum Tasneem

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Virginia Lu

Hussena Cal

Laura Bassen

Svitlana Shayevich

Laura Jane

Therese Calvird

Isha Gupta

Marika Rahtu

TaeEun Yoo

Anna Kossakovskaya

Kristina Pokazanieva

Natalia Zubkova

Debby Hughes

From here you are off to Isha Gupta’s amazing blog.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are having heaps of fun on this hop!

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229 thoughts on “Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop!

  1. ahhhh… I remember them well … and still love each and every little card your creative heart touches, Therese! Happy New Year … would LOve to win your card!!!

  2. It must be hard to pick a favorite, Therese. They’re all so lovely. I’m torn between the colorful daisies and the Adore You flowers.

  3. I so look forward to your cards and videos for Altenew! You have inspired me all year, and now again in retrospect. Thanks for that! I think my favorite today is the coloring book Persian Motifs. Simple and beautiful!

  4. You’ve designed incredibly gorgeous cards this year; how wonderful to see some of your favorites reviewed. The Hello, especially, catches my eye! Spending time at your blog has been a highlight for me in 2016; looking forward to more visits and inspiration in 2017. Receiving a card from you would be marvelous!

  5. Love all your cards but it is nice to see cards that are simple and will work for a masculine card. I love that triangle stamp set there is so much you can do with it! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great cards! I always love the black and white with color pop! So pretty!

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  7. Therese, your cards are all so lovely, oh my goodness, how could they be anything other? So beautiful!

  8. Inspirational! Would be challenging to choose a favorite. Would love to win one of your cards. Happy New Year.

  9. Such a fabulous bunch of flower cards (pun intended lol). They are all beautiful in their own right, but your Adore You/Zig card is by far my favourite here. In addition, it made me realise I really should be giving my Zigs some love. Thanks for the tip about the mixed media paper. I think I might actually be able to get this in my area (Crete, Greece), while I have to get the Bristol from overseas.

  10. I visit your blog almost daily . It’s one of my faves. I remember the peony and smile cards when you first created them. And got the peony set because of you. The sochatoa set will be on my next order. Have wanted it for some time. Thanks for all the inspiration. Happy new year.

  11. I am in awe of your coloring. From soft and sweet to bold and beautiful, they are all just gorgeous. My favorite: the orange and pink! It’s not a color combo I naturally lean toward, so I frequently forget just how stunning it can be. Thanks for these lovely reminders.

  12. Ahhh – those majestic blooms paired with wooden cardstock. Love that card so much. A real treat to see all your creations lined up here. Happy 2017!

  13. Theresa I love your cards and videos. Always look onward to watching them. I actually bought the Daisy set because of the card you showed today! Please keep up the good work.

  14. You’ve created so many wonderful Altenew cards in 2016, Therese, and I can’t wait to see the new ones you will create in 2017! Best wishes.

  15. So many wonderful cards created in 2016, Therese, and I can’t wait to see the new ones you create in 2017! Best Wishes.

  16. Love your style and color choices and I always enjoy your videos on card making! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  17. Therese I am so so happy you joined Altenew – you are so talented and these cards are all so beautiful. Your vids always make me chuckle and I love your CAS style while creating such intricate pieces of art. You really help to teach me new techniques and I learnt a lot from your colouring – happy 2017 to you!!

  18. So many beautifully inspiring cards for 2106! My fav is the Majestic Blooms in corals and pinks.

  19. Your work is amazing. I think my favorite is the one you call a daisy. Beautiful coloring and it makes me think of Apple blossoms. All the best in 2017. TFS.

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful 2016 creations with us, Therese! Altenew is very lucky to have you to showcase their lovely images, and we are very lucky to be inspired by you!
    Wishing you all good things in 2017!!!

  21. You never fail to amaze me with your wonderful style! I LOVE those daisies in the non traditional colors–absolutely gorgeous!

  22. Gorgeous! It’s the little details you add that make these cards extra special. I always struggle with masculine cards, so I am going to use your Smile card for inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win one of your lovely cards.

  23. WOW such stunning cards and oh so hard to pick just one favourite, I just love them all and am amazed at your epically mad colouring skills using so many different mediums. I truly look forward to more creative genius and accompanying videos in 2017 from you Therese. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  24. Therese, I bought the Magnificent Bloom set because of your wonderful, difficult card. The colors are amazing. I’m one of your subscribers and always look forward to what you have to show us.

  25. Love your collection. What beautiful work you’ve been doing. I love the daisy one the best. It almost looks like Gerbera daisies.

  26. These are all great, but I especially like the masculine card. I love the colors and the design — so clean and lovely!

  27. Wonderful cards, every one! My favorite would be the Just Saying card made with the Best Mom set. I love the clean simplicity & gorgeous flowers on it. Of course, all the others are gorgeous also. I’m just drawn to that one the most!

  28. You are one of my favorite card makers of all time and your Altenew cards are some of my most favorite! These are gorgeous!

  29. I’m lovin’ them all but particularly drawn to the geometric birthday card; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

  30. Beautiful creations, Therese! I am always happy to see new posts/videos from you because your talent is just amazing. Happy New Year!

  31. beautiful coloring of the flowers. Thanks for all of the inspiration this year. hope 2017 brings you joy and happiness

  32. I am totally over the moon excited for this blog hop I have totally been needing new ideas for my alter new stamps I bought 10 new packages a few months back and have been stumped on what type of new flower cards to make so this is absolutely amazing thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration!!!!!

  33. Wow and Wow!
    Your cards are so beautiful.
    I love the majestic blooms card and the thank you card with silver are both just stunning.

  34. Your cards are just gorgeous. I tend to like the brightly colored ones but the water color card just hit my eye this time. So thankful for all the inspiration from all that are on this blog hop. Keep on card making.

  35. I love the idea of revisiting the cards of the year! And with the hope, it gives me a chance to see so many that I missed!

  36. I just discovered Altenew stamps this year and I am in love with them. I like how the layering stamps look so real. The amount of white space on your cards really makes the colors pop. I’m going to resist the urge to use background stamps and leave more white space.

  37. I always love your cards. Thank you for always being an inspiration. Happy new year! I look forward to many more amazing art from you.

  38. Therese, such a wonderful collection of beautiful cards. I started following you mid fall so it wonderful to see all these beauties!

  39. The zinnias are beautiful. Look like
    they just came in from the garden.
    the card with just one flower colored
    is fantastic. I love that idea.
    thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year

  40. Love all your cards and it’s hard to pick one. I love the card with the daisies or spring flowers.

  41. I love all of these beautiful cards and I love your video tutorials, watching them has taught me so much. Thank you.

  42. Love all your cards and especially appreciate the videos you have done. I even found one you did using the oriental orchid set, beautiful.

  43. “Just Saying Hello” is just a beautiful card. I have recently found you and I enjoy your videos. I think you have a great personality. You are enjoyable to watch make a card! Happy New Year.

  44. Hi Therese!

    You know what I think about your cards, they are all AWESOME. You are a huge inspiration for me with your cards and videos.

    Winning one of your cards would make my day!!!! The best prize for me and the best start on a new year!

    Have a lovely day/Gunilla

  45. All beautiful cards! Love your style! I can see why they asked you to take part in this hope! Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win! LOVE the dogwood card!

    Sammibug in Ohio

  46. Your cards are just beautiful and I’m glad to see one of my all time fave cards here – the one with the Best Mom stamp set. The colors, the design – swoon!

  47. Wow, lovely cards. All of them. I love how you let elements hang off the edge a little. You’re rockin it lady!

  48. What a treat to see all these gorgeous cards again, Therese … and all in one post … you’re spoiling us! They’re all outstanding … my particular favourite is the ‘Adore You’ dog rose (at least I think it’s a dog rose) … it’s so soft and delicate! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  49. I’m torn between wanting you to stay on the Altenw team and wanting you to go. I love seeing all your amazing creations but then I want to buy everything you showcase! Ha ha!

  50. Just love the Best Mom floral sprig too! I got zig markers for Christmas and can’t wait to try them out with some of my Altenew stamps. Fun, fun!! Beautiful cards!

  51. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing! I particularly love the first one (coloring book style). I’m seeing more coloring book style cards and I think they’re very clean and trendy.

  52. Lovely cards. I will be sure to check out your videos, I always appreciate those. TFS. Happy 2017.

  53. Love your cards. All so unique. My favorite is the spring daisies. I love how you colored them bold, yet soft and full. Thanks for sharing!

  54. Such beautiful cards Therese. I always love to see what you have created and watch the videos. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  55. It’s great to look through all the sites on a blog hop… There are so many different styles and ideas. I specially like your style as it really suits me too. Thanks so much for sharing. My favourite from these is the best mum one! Love the touch of sparkle with the glitter paper! I am going to try a card inspired by yours soon!

  56. Happy New Year sweet girl! I hope 2017 has LOTS of wonderful things in store of you and I have no doubt I will be finding lots more beautiful things on your blog talented lady. Hugs.

  57. Such beautiful cards! Thanks for the review as I hadn’t seen some of them before – love the Sohcahtoa one!

  58. Love how the first one looks like a colorized black and white movie. Not all colorized but colorized all the same. I love this technique. A few other people did this and I am amazed at how great it looks.
    The birthday card is a lot of fun. My nephew would have liked that. I just made him a birthday card. He likes to eat so I used my spaghetti paper on him.
    My favorite is the daisy’s. They are so colorful just like in real life. Everything is so colorful which is my favorite way to make a card. I love them all! Great job! I hope I get to win something!

  59. These cards are absolutely gorgeous and I can see why they are your favorites of the year. I’m so happy to revisit these and use them for inspiration. It would be a thrill to win one of your art pieces! My fingers are crossed!

  60. Such beautiful cards, Therese! Your coloring is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  61. Such gorgeous cards! I wish I was so gifted!!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and sharing it with us! God bless!

  62. Gorgeous cards Therese. I love watching your video. Thank you for a wonderfully inspirational year.

  63. Beautiful cards, Therese! Love your choice of colours and colouring technique. Happy crafty 2017!

  64. Gorgeous cards! I really love your unique designs 🙂 Thanks for all the inspiration and wishing you a wonderful new year!

  65. Wow – what a gorgeous round-up of cards!! I love your CAS look via different ways. Thank you for the inspiration and I look forward to visiting your blog more often in 2017!

  66. Gorgeous cards! That ‘Adore You’ card is amazing! Love the colors and coloring. Thanks for sharing.

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