Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop & Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hopping along today with Altenew to celebrate 2017.  You should have arrived here from GALINA’s amazing Blog.
I have some of my faves for 2017 to share so I’d better get started!

Therese Calvird - Project 3

Starting with something ‘very’ bright!  I adore this Parrot Paradise Stamp Set and had sooo much fun creating this card,  you can see the video for it here.

Therese Calvird - Project 2

I made this card for the new Artist Markers release where I decided to ‘no-line’ colour the Just Because flowers.  You can find the post and details here.

Therese Calvird - Project 1

Probably my fave colour combo for the year using the Floral Fantasy Stamp Set.  You can see the video for this project here.

Therese Calvird - Project 4

And the December release totally rocked and this Stunning Cosmos set stole my heart.  You can find the details for this card here.

Altenew - Summer Swirls - Invisible Alpha - Thinking of You - Lostinpaper (card) 1 copy

And a couple more, just for fun!  Another ‘no-line’ colouring card using the Summer Swirls Stamp Set, and you can find the post for this one here.

Altenew - Ladies' Day Out - Celebrations - Framed - Lostinpaper (card video) 1 copy

And finally a gold embossed wedding design using the Ladies’ Day Out Stamp Set with the Celebrations Stamp Set.  You can find the video for this one here.



Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2018 for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 01/06/2018.

Also I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one comment per person) to win a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew online store,  you have until midnight Wednesday January 4th (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on Thursday January 5th.

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Blog Hop Order: 

Altenew Card Blog
Kristina Werner
May Sukyong Park
Anna Komenda
Sveta Fotinia
Galina Filippenko
Therese Calvird
Laura Bassen
Erum Tasneem
Olga Moss
Enza Gudor
Chari Moss
Svitlana Shayevich
Kymona Tracey
Yana Smakula
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Debby Hughes
Terhi Koskinen
Nina-Marie Trapani
TaeEun Yoo
Vicky Papaioannou
Kristina Pokazanieva
Laurel Beard
Virginia Lu
Laurie Schmidlin
Heather Ruwe
Sandra Dietrich
Justine Hovey
Isha Gupta
Anna Kossakovskaya
Lilith Eeckels
Hussena Calcuttawala
Barb Engler
Dana Gong
Emily Leiphart
Laura Jane

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

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147 thoughts on “Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. Such beautiful cards. Love the wedding one and the flowers. I’ve stayed away from layering stamps (tried one I have but after many tries with it I just couldn’t get the layers lined up), but some of your cards make me want to reconsider Altenew layering stamps and try again with a different set (the one I have is a much older one — one of the first I believe). Thanks, Therese! Best wishes for a very Merry (and cool!) Christmas. May the new year be a crafty one!!!

  2. Very beautiful cards, Therese! You are one of my favorite designers and I love what you do with Altenew products. Thanks for the inspiration and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  3. Beautiful cards Therese, so much inspiration on this blog hop! Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for 2018!

  4. The cosmos stole my heart as well. Just love how you used them! And the wedding card? What can I say, other than just gorgeous! Wishing you a happy new year!

  5. All lovely Therese but the Cosmos and Wedding Dress are my favourites in this bunch of yours! What a huge blog today – can’t wait! Merry Christmas and looking forward to next year with you as 2017 comes to a close!

  6. love your cards and the creativity you bring to them. Thanks for a great year and looking forward to another awesome year:)

  7. So many favorites! I really love the no line coloring you did and the ice cream card looks so realistic. I’d be hard pressed to let these go, but as the craft of card making goes, it fills a need a purpose. For me that is to put a smile on the recipient. Those that get these cards must have been so excited!

  8. The Make a Wish card is so gorgeous! Your cards are always among my most favorites! Thanks for a fabulous year Therese!

  9. Beautiful card! I love the fourth one with the yellow background, it makes the colors of the flower pop!

  10. Your cards are always so lovely with a delightful change of pace from pastel to rich coloring. Merry Christmas

  11. Thank YOU for a wonderful year of showing us your amazing talent and in doing so we have all learnt new ideas for our craft addiction. Merry Christmas Therese.

  12. Love all your cards; they are classy and beautiful! I especially like the cosmos and the lovely lady with lace.

  13. You must get a thrill when you look back over the body of your work for 2017.
    I have found so much inspiration in your card making.
    I can hardly wait for 2018.
    Cheers and heartfelt thanks.

  14. I’ve enjoyed following your card making this year, and you’ve highlighted some of my favorites here. Can’t wait to see what you create next year!

  15. You always make cards that I love. Thank you for another year of great inspiration. I’m looking forward to more next year.

  16. You’ve chosen some lovely cards from this year. I love what you do with Altenew products and the results are so pretty. Thank you for your clear videos. Looking forward to learning from you next year.

  17. Beautiful cards—so inspiring. I love Altenew’s floral sets, but your cards had me considering other sets as well.

  18. You and Altenew are such a perfect pairing. Love your work and Altenew has such great products. Thanks to both you and Altenew….. Happy Holidays.

  19. I love all your cards. You create such beautiful designs and the videos are so appreciated. Thanks and a Happy Holiday season and New Year to you! Altenew is special, too!

  20. Definitely agree with your choice of the bright parrot card! All the others are great but that one is my favourite!

  21. I liked the parrot card the best – a different color combination that works. It inspires me to push the boundries of my creativity.

  22. Such lovely and fun cards. I especially love the Stunning Cosmos card and the Summer Swirls cards. Both are so different but equally amazing! Happy Holidays!

  23. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for another year of sharing your talents with us and inspiring us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  24. So many fantastic cards! Absolutely love the ice cream card – a new set to add to my wish list.

  25. It’s been great this year watching all you create! Haven’t personally tried many altenew products they have some awesome layering flower stamps and background dies and builders would love to give them a try just haven’t been able to afford them yet.

  26. Every one of your cards is wonderful and distinct, but I love the one made with the Just About Flowers set. It just melts my heart when I look at it.

  27. Therese I absolutely love large sentiments which you have used on most of your chosen cards but my favourite one is the one with the flying parrot it is amazing!

  28. I feel as if I am saying the same thing at each stop because all of Altenew’s designers are so talented that I get shaky just thinking about meeting any of them one day! I know I would be speechless and hiding behind someone like a little kid because I am just a little bit intimidated by you fabulous ladies!
    Your cards are gorgeous and I wish I had a smidgen of your talent! Merry Christmas to you and your family! TFS!

    1. Thank you so much Barb, you have made me blush lol. Wishing you the most fabulous Christmas (ours is already finished here, except for the extra kilos) Big hugs Therese

  29. Gorgeous choices for your Altenew review, Therese … so lovely to see all these beauties once again! My favourite … the cosmos … they’re light and delicate … and I love that the splatters add a wonderful sense of gentle movement to them! Hope you had a simply splendid Christmas Day! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  30. Great cards! Fun colors and beautiful coloring…I love, love, love that last congratulations card!

  31. They are all wonderful!!! The bit of netting on the wedding card is a wonderful idea and really stands out! Thanks so much.

  32. FABULOUS favourites!
    ALL your designs and colour combos are WONDERFUL, especially your AMAZING parrot – WOW – it’s a BOLD & BEAUTIFUL slice of paradise 🙂

  33. I think 2017 is the year I found so many new friends in papercrafting. I’m excited to see what new ideas can be found with these new friends. Happy New Year!

  34. You’ve chosen some beautiful cards.The wedding design was definitely a stunner! Thanks for sharing your creativity throughout 2017. Looking forward to more from you in the new year.

  35. Absolutely beautiful and stunning set of cards. loved all of them.. thank you so much for the inspiration..

  36. Such gorgeous creations! I ordered the Stunning Cosmos set as soon as I saw your beautiful card! Your coloring is awesome!

  37. What a variety of cards which are very colorful and eye catching! I really like the “speckled/spattered look” on the Happy Birthday card. Also, those ice cream cones really popped!

  38. Wow. Do I love that parrot! Spectacular! I liked your no line colouring tip. I am still learning and am not brave enough to go totally no line (a bit like going naked!)yet so your tip is great for us chickens.

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