Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway!



I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2017 January release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Jennifer McGuire’s amazing blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 18 stamp sets, 18 die sets and 12 inks!

Today I have made three quite different cards from this amazing release starting with this sympathy card using the Be a Lighthouse stamp set.  It’s hard to tell, but I’ve popped up the whole front panel so it looks like the Dark Gray cardstock is inset.



My second card is a little more modern, using the fab silhouette girl and matching die from Let the Wind Carry You.  I’m still trying to work out if she’s holding a torch or a paintbrush…  so I’ll let you decide.  I also used some of the new colours from the release, bright greens, oranges and cool grays, it is a dream come true!



In true Altenew style the flowers from this release are amazing!  So for my final card I combined two sets together to create this sweet vase.  I used Smile More and Life is Beautiful along with some Altenew Artist Marker alcohol colouring (they are so beautiful to colour with…  I can’t wait for Altenew to make markers in all their ink colours, hint)




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  by Thursday February 2nd at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win.  the Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday February 4th.

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 February 3rd (AEDT) and I will announce the winners here on this blog post Saturday February 4th.

Blog Hop Order


Svitlana Shayevich

Laura Bassen

Virginia Lu

Simon Hurley

Lydia Evans

Heather Hoffman

Ashley Horton

Kelly Latevola

Debby Hughes

Suzy Plantamura

Eunyoung Lee

Erum Tasneem

Lilith Eeckles

Emily Leiphart

Yana Smakula

May Sukyong Park

Aimee Dow

Agnieszka Malyszek

Sveta Fotinia

Nicole Picadura

Marika Rahtu

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

This is the last stop along the hop and I hope you have had the most amazing time.  If you would like to start at the beginning you can CLICK HERE.

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Splash of Color – Other Supplies: Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Bamboo / Orange Cream / Silver Stone / Industrial Diamond. Die Cutting Machine.

Thinking of You – Other Supplies:  Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Limestone / Silver Stone  Polychromos Pencils – Warm Grey V / Dark Sepia.

Smile – Other Supplies:   Altenew Artist Markers – R304,318,335 / G702,715 / B201.  Copics – 0 / T0 / RV00,02,10,83 / Y11,13,17,21 / YR04,24 / E25,29,49,99.

345 thoughts on “Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway!

  1. Fabulous cards. Love the lighthouse, the colorful splashes of color and the beautiful bouquet of flowers.

  2. All three of your cards are amazing, but I am totally in love with that lighthouse scene! Simply stunning!

  3. It took me minute to understand the flashlight was the reason for the grey to color. Too cute. Got to check these out. Thanks

  4. Therese, you really have a gift. I’ve been a fan for a long time now; and if anyone influences me to be creative, it’s you. Your project share of the Lighthouse, especially, is so good. I really like the layout.

  5. “Wow” to all of these cards…I looked at them for quite some time….but the way you made that lighthouse “pop” is awesome!

  6. Your cards are beautiful! I especially love the first one – simple and classy – perfect for a sympathy card.

  7. Love your cards – they are so different from each other. My favorite is your last one. Thanks!

  8. a fabulous trio of cards using color- the grey lighthouse creates a mood. The girl’s bubble demonstrates the message wonderfully and the flowers come alive!

  9. Your designs here are so creative and fun Teresa!! I love the gray toned lighthouse scene and your bubble spotlight design is awesome! I love them all! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. The slash of color makes it easy to add that to any card. I love it. Great for easy kids cards.

  11. Therese, I just have to say that every time I watch one of your videos, I giggle out loud. You always make me laugh and smile. Your cards are such a delight and I love to watch how you put them together. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  12. Gorgeous cards, Therese! I really love the new silhouette girl…it’s perfect for the cards I create for my granddaughter!

  13. I always admire your projects.Stunning.I love Altenew stamps.Can’t wait to try some of these new ones!

  14. I am loving all the new stamps you released this month! Altenew is very quickly becoming my favorite stamp company. Your stamps are not only large and fun but very versatile! And your inks are to die for! Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win free stamps! So excited for this new release! All the designers have done a great job on their blogs ❤️❤️❤️

  15. All three of these cards are wonderful. I would never have thought to do the lighthouse in black and white. I really like it. And the splash of color card? Wonderful. I didn’t have a clue what to do with those blotches! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  16. WOWZER!! All stunning cards!! I love the little girl splashing color all over and that awesome sentiment with it! And the vase of flowers is my next favorite! Excellent job!!

  17. I enjoyed your card with the little girl, great way to add color! And the lighthouse is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. I like how the lighthouse panel is floating in the card. My favorite is your third card. I love the floral vase and the layout and colors are beautiful.

  19. What a great way to shine color on your first card, and lovely vase/flowers on the second card!

  20. These are all fantastic, Therese … the lighthouse is so atmospheric (my fave!), the blooms are beautiful, and the multi coloured splats with the silhouette is positively funky! I wondered if the little girl is blowing through one of those circle things we used to make washing up liquid bubbles with! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  21. Your vase of flowers is truly awesome! Such gorgeous coloring! The lighthouse scene makes a beautiful sympathy card. I think the little girl surely has a torch as she is highlighting all the fabulous colors on your card. I love them all!

  22. gorgeous variety of cards!! With all this blog hop’s amazing inspirations I want it all but of course will have to pick and choose…

  23. I just adore your cards! The way you colored the splashes in your little girl card is so creative! (by the way, she is holding a bubble wand – it’s a little hard to tell with just the die, but it makes a lot more sense with the stamp set, hehe).

    I hope you have an amazing weekend! 🙂

  24. Thank you for sharing. You make me feel a little bit brave about sharing my things. Your work is beautiful.

  25. Sympathy cards are always the hardest to make. The lighthouse card is just beautiful. That is one I MUST make and soon. Thanks!

  26. The lighthouse card is like a beautiful pen and ink drawing, Therese, and makes a wonderful sympathy. If by ‘torch’ you mean flashlight, I’d say yes that’s what she’s shining on the splats of color. I love how you combined the flowers from one set with the vase from the other.

  27. Wow, you have really out done yourself today with all these gorgeous cards. Love them all especially the lighthouse one – very stylish and inspiring:)

  28. Your Splash of Color card is truly a delight – and thanks for guiding me to see that little girl image in a new light!

  29. Lovely cards. The lighthouse is not something I would think to use as a sympathy card but it’s perfect. Really serene and comforting. Love the grey. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Oh my, Therese, you have outdone yourself using the extraordinary Altenew new release. Each is a stand alone treasure. Thank you.

  31. I love lighthouses and this is a great stamp set! Both of your cards are lovely and Altenew may have outdone themselves with this release. It’s been as super blog hop, too with lots of inspiration.

  32. wow what a HUGE release….lots of gorgeous new goodies. Love the layered look on the lighthouse card Therese 🙂

  33. Lovely set of cards, I simply love the girl with partially colored card, brilliant idea, and executed to perfection.

  34. What a wonderful showcase of these new products, love the flower card but I especially like the treatment you gave the front of the lighthouse card…just like you, innovative and stunning…Dixx

  35. Love you cards, particularly the partially coloured splatters, great technique. I think she’s holding a torch 🙂

  36. I can’t decide which is my favourite, but the second card just might be edging in front!! Gorgeous creations and fabulous release!

  37. You made the Altenew stamps come to life. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Altenew has done it again!!!

  38. Your creativity is amazing! And so are your cards. I’ve never been to your blog before but I’ll be checking it out for sure! TFS.

  39. Fabulous cards Therese! Love the floral sets being released, thank you for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

  40. Oh Therese! I enjoy visiting your Blog for all of the amazing inspiration! These three cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design ideas

  41. I love the ink splotches card with the little girl and can’t wait to buy these stamps/dies and copy your card. Thanks.

  42. All your card were wonderful. However, my favorite was the flowers in the vase. The water was very realistic.

  43. wonderful cards, I really like your take on the splash of color with the girl holding a paintbrush or flashlight instead of blowing bubbles, that was really clever!

  44. Three stunning cards Therese – each one so different, but all beautiful! Love how the torch illuminates the colour on the splatters, the lighthouse is beautifully detailed and your vase of flowers so real!

  45. These are fabulous cards! I love the effect of popping up the frame and the lighthouse panel, and the ray of colour on the second card is so cool!

  46. Just so enjoying what you’ve done with all the cards.
    Thank you so much.
    Love the YouTube video as well.

  47. Thanks for the chance to win. Your cards are great & enjoy seeing the color combinations you use.

  48. Oh my, Therese! Three wonderful cards! Those new flowers are incredible and I love that little girl – she has so many possibilities! Those colors are so fun, too. Beautiful sympathy card and I like that it’s not feminine.

  49. wonderful cards! I love your use of black and color in the Splash of Color card–perfect for the sentiment.

  50. Love seeing what you’ve created and always love watching your tutorials. Especially love the first card it looks so serene and your second card with the ink splash is so clever with the different colours.

  51. I like the elegant simplistically of your cards. I find this very appropriate for the busy lifestyle of this day and age. Suitable for anyone. Thanks for the inspiration.

  52. Amazing cards. I love the vase in the last card, it has so much dimension and you feel like you can reach out and touch it.

  53. Theresa thanks for sharing all your techniques. I love the lighthouse ~ simple but classic! the flowers were amazing~ i loved all the colors! Wow. The splash stamps card caught me and I loved it. Way to use the different styles.

  54. Beautiful cards Therese, I think I am especially drawn to the “Splash of Colour” cards – LOVE it 🙂

  55. Each card is special in its own way. I do like the lighthouse one because of how you colored it in the grey tones. Reminds me of the old black and white photos.

  56. Amazing cards!! Each and every one is inspiring and gorgeous!! I keep going back to your lighthouse card – it’s incredible! I love how you popped up the whole front panel to give the effect that the grey is inset.

  57. This is my first visit to your blog–I am glad I did! I think Altenew floral stamps are always amazing. Splash of color also looks fun.

  58. Wow! 3 very different and very cool cards! Lighthouse is like a black & white photo…great guy card. I think the little girl is holding a magic flashlight, showing up the true colors. And your flower card is perfectly classic!

  59. Great cards!~ I especially like the vase of daisies! This is such a great release by Altenew! I just love to start my weekend off with a great blog hop like this one! Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration!

  60. All your cards are beautiful but I especially like the Lighthouse and love how you used the natural grays!!!! Beautiful!!!

  61. Love how you framed the lighthouse scene by popping it up. I also like what you did with the Splash of Color set and the Let the Wind Carry You set. Fun, effective idea. The Smile More set seems so versatile. Love the flowers in the vase.

  62. OOHing and AHHing with each one of your cards:)) Each one has a delightful surprise, From a peaceful scene, a POP of color to a Gorgeous everlasting posy!!

  63. I love the lighthouse card, it’s perfect for a masculine card or sympathy. Using the flowers from smile more and the vase from life is beautiful works so well. Beautiful cards.

  64. Thanks for sharing your cards. I enjoyed the different styles you displayed. You are very talented..

  65. Three beautiful designs using these new stamps Therese, and the monochromatic lighthouse works really well, then little girl shining her torch with the coloured image within the beam is inspired, and of course I love the beautifully coloured flowers too. x

  66. Thanks for sharing such diverse card designs from the January release. You attention to detail (water in the vase, inset element) add a special touch to these cards.

  67. These cards are amazing! The lighthouse card is breathtaking. The others are so sunny and bright! I’m inspired.

  68. Beautiful cards! Love the way you have colored the splash of color, and the vase of flowers is exquisite! Lovely!

  69. These are all beautiful!! That lighthouse card is just stunning! And I’m pretty sure the little girl is holding a bubble wand. and that card is fabulous; love the two-tones ink splats!

  70. All of your cards are wonderful. It was so clever to have the flashlight shine color onto the splats. Thanks for the inspiration.

  71. Something speaks to me in all of your cards! I love the grey inset to the lighthouse card-great idea, and what a classy look! The second card basically blew my mind!! I love the grid of color!! And in the third card, the dimensional flowers is such a great look!

  72. Well I thought the little silhouette girl was blowing something from her hand, you know like blowing a dandelion. So to me, it looks like she is blowing paint splatters. I really like it!

  73. Therese, I just love your cards. Are you planning a trip to Melbourne sometime so I can introduce you to some of my truly unique friends? No pressure to teach; just play, talk and eat.

  74. Fabulous cards Therese. I love the framing of the lighthouse scene – very elegant. Awesome design with the let the wind carry you girl shining the torch (I think) on the ink sploshes. Beautiful colouring on the flowers – Altenew floral are always amazing.

  75. WOW WOW WOW I love not only the beauty of your techniques and colors but the surprises. The inset gray of the lighthouse, the little girl blowing color into the air, and the lady bug hiding behind a petal. I cannot figure out how to sign up for email notification of new blog entries. Would you let me know how?

  76. I’m glad you did the lighthouse – I really wanted to see that water and now I know I love it! I really love the flashlight shining up a swath of color… genius!! The vase of flowers is lovely, too!

  77. Love that tone on tone lighthouse scene and the half colored, half gray splats look so cool!

  78. Your cards are awesome the splatters set WOW can be used for so many different occasions! Thank you for sharing all of your talent!

  79. Your cards are great! I like the dimension on the lighthouse card, and the grey to color paint splats with the girl silhouette.

  80. Your cards are lovely and so original! I love the all grey/white card and how you raised the border of the card and the middle portion to make the second level look recessed! Using the splash of different inks on the second card instead of the usual circles was ingenious! And the third card was as different a style as the first two were. You used more color in this card and made the flowers and vase look very lifelike. Thanks for sharing.

  81. Love all your beautiful cards, the lighthouse card design, the vase of flowers and the splats with the girl silhouette are all awesome! (I think she is holding a paint brush in this case)

  82. Great card! Just loved the way it turned out. Hands down my favorite from all four of your creations with release. Thanks for sharing!

  83. Beautiful cards! I really like how you did the splatters on the card with the little girl. Very eye appealing! Thanks for sharing!

  84. Very pretty! I believe it’s a paint brush, yep definitely a paintbrush. LOL. The lighthouse card is so serene. Beautifully done.

  85. Fantastic cards.. thank you so much for showing us some more creative ways to use these stamps xxx

  86. Such beautiful cards! I adore your subtle coloring and unique design style! Thank you for great inspiration.

  87. I love the first card because it looks like a pen and ink drawing. The second is so creative with the splash of color and the third is a gorgeous vase of flowers. It would cheer up anyone!

  88. WOW – WONDERFUL cards Therese!
    LOVE your VARIETY of designs, ALL INSPIRE and DELIGHT!
    … oh my, I didn’t realise just how many of these new releases I NEEDED, thought that Garden Hydrangea would be enough, now I KNOW there’s MUCH MORE, along with BUNDLES of designs and techniques to TRY too 🙂

  89. All three of your cards are so different from each other, but they are equally great in their own ways! My favorite is the Smile card with the new vase set from Life is Beautiful! It is so bright and cheery! It’s gorgeous!

  90. Beautiful cards! I adore the splash of color card, especially the flashlight in the girls hand.

  91. Your lighthouse card just took my breath away. I love the set, & just kept going back to look @ your card, so many details. i definitely want to recreate this. And the Let the Wind Carry you card is awesome- really like that set!

  92. I really like the lighthouse, it is beautiful in its simplicity. Love your flowers also, bright and delightful.

  93. I love all of it and am having a very hard time deciding what I have to have (vs. what I just want).

  94. Love your cards with this beautiful new release ! My favorite is the splash card ! thanks for sharing !

  95. I love your cards!! This release has given us all some new inspiration, but you have taken it over the top! Thank you so much!

  96. This is such an amazing release, and it was so amazing what everyone made! I adore all your cards, they are so beautiful and original, thanks for the inspiration!

  97. Your beautiful cards really showcase the new release! Your designs are always so clever and your cards so beautifully executed” thanks for being such an inspiration!

  98. Such a gorgeous release and such stunning cards you have created. Loved them..Thank you for inspiring and for the opportunity to win..

  99. all your cards are beautiful but I love the one with the splash of color…. It is perfect!

  100. What an inspiration! What I love most is that the splatter one looks really fun to make, and I love the look of the sympathy card. So simple and classic. 🙂

  101. These are beautiful! I especially love the lighthouse card because I love the way you kept the colors simple — so effective.

  102. Wow, you did some beautiful cards! That gray tones and the lighthouse are just beautiful. I can just see this as a sympathy card like you said. Those colorful splatters are so much fun! I love them! I am all about colors although you probably wouldn’t use a lot of colors for a sympathy card. Those flowers in the vase are beautiful! They really look like they are in water but I know that’s how you colored the vase. You’re coloring is so nice.
    Wow, this was a really long blog hop and my legs are so tired from all that hopping! LOL I saw some beautiful and creative cards and I am hoping I win something.

  103. The cards are stunning and so are the colors! I am dying to try the Altenew inks and stamps. I think my favorite was the flowers in vase and the girl blowing colors. Beautiful cards.

  104. All the cards are fantastic but so different! Love the simplicity on the Lighthouse card, the colors on the ink blot card (double colored-so clever) and the flowers on the third are just beautifully done. Thanks!

  105. Beautiful cards, Therese! They’re unique, and your techniques are great. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

  106. The lighthouse was my favourite, which surprised me. I don’t usually like stamped impressions of them. You used the grey so skillfully.

  107. All your cards are stunning Therese, love the colors of splash stamp. They are unique and colorful.

  108. Love the lighthouse stamps and your card. Great scene. Your flower arrangement is beautiful.
    The splash of color and little girl make me dream. Thanks for sharing.

  109. Very beautiful cards. Love the elegance and peace of the first card. The second and third cards are so colorful and cheery! Really love this entire release.

  110. Therese, your cards are simply stunning. Altenew has a great release with a wide range to choose from. Thanks for sharing.

  111. OMG!! Your cards are just stunning. The lighthouse-amazing! The color splats-so much fun! The flowers-I’m speechless. Wonderful!

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