It’s time for the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop and it’s Day 2, and if you are hopping along you should have arrived here from AMY’s wonderful Blog!
You know, there are some people that were born to be crafty creators and who always inspire, I know a woman like that and have had the pleasure of working with her for the past 20+ years. She has recently retired and I am so happy that she now has the ‘time’ for all those what she called ‘UFO’s’ UnFinished Objects lol. She excels at any style of craft and is particularly fond of patchworking hence the inspiration for today’s card.
I wanted the more modern patchwork style and thought the Simple Fruits Stamp Set would work well and I adore the combo of bright colours together.
I thought that this sentiment from Crafty Life was perfect for a retirement card.
And for fun I added some scissors from Beautiful You.
You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.
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Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 10 awesome friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- My Sweet Petunia: 3 MISTI stamping tools(Memory, Original, and Mini)
- Jennifer McGuire Ink: Altenew $50 gift certificate & 10 handmade cards
- Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
- Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
- Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
- Chameleon Art Products: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: $25 gift certificate
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
- Simon Says Stamp: $25 gift certificate
- Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 2 copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall 2018 issue
- Scrapbook.com: $25 gift certificate
- Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Be sure to leave comments by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 for a chance to win! 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on December 15th, 2018.
Also I will be giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky person. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post. You have until the 8th December (midnight AEST) and I will announce the winner here on 9th December
Now Let’s Hop!
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Ellen Hutson LLC
Scrapbook & Cards Today
I hope you are having a wonderful time along the hop, next you are off to visit GALINA’s amazing Blog! I’ve linked all the products that I used on today’s card below or you can head directly to the Altenew Online Store.
Sending a whole lot of Happy to you my Crafty Friends for all your amazing support and inspiration! Crafty hugs,
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110 thoughts on “Video : Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway!”
Therese, this is the most darling, sweetest, most thoughtful retirement card of all… your friend is going to love those little scissors and thread! so do I!! Off to watch your magic… xx
What an interesting crafty friendship story Therese.Love your card its beautiful 🙂
Very creative Therese – love the idea behind the card – so thoughtful of you – hope your friend likes it as it is gorgeous xx
Love the card and the story behind it.
What a great — and so personalized — idea for a card that matches the story of the recipient. This is my kind of card (personalized to the recipient). Thanks for sharing both the card and the story that goes with it. Happy retirement to your friend and may she find all the time she wants to finish up all those UFO’s!!!!
Your card is beautiful and very creative ! Thank you for sharing.
Such a lovely card! So creative with that stitching 🙂
What a fun and happy card!
Very nice design!!
You just keep blowing my mind with your designs! My mother was a great quilter, and she would have adored this card. So sweet to honor your friend this way.
What a brilliant idea, to have the stitching in progress. Fab card and just perfect for your friend. Thanks for sharing.
What a sweet way to wish a dear friend well on her retirement!!
Therese, this is so cute. The stitching totally makes this card, and your friend is going to love this. Happy holidays.
Cute card for a quilter! I should save this for MY quilty friend.
Made my first quilt this summer. It turned out great but man it’s a lot of work. Love your card and videos are great! Thanks Therese
This is such a cute card, I love how you left one square unstitched another in process with real thread. Your friend will love it.
Oh my goodness, how sweet! Your friend will love receiving this! Great idea – so creative!
Such a cute card – I love that patchwork technique and the little sewing details you added!
Super cute! Sending happy right back at you!😊
Love the design. Adding the hanging thread and
scissors was a fun idea. Great colors.
thanks for sharing
Lovely card and lovely story!
I absolutely LOVE this card! Such a cute idea! I love the story that goes with it, also. Thank you for sharing! I really appreciate having a video tutorial to watch!
I love the idea for this card. I, too, am a UFO victim…but I’m challenging myself to get better at it next year!
I love how you can take a stamp set & change the way we look at it. Great card & your friend is lucky to receive it!
What a fun, vibrant card. Love how you’ve used the stamps on squares.
This is so creative and thoughtful! You’ve designed a perfect card for your friend, one she is sure to cherish!
How fun to see this cool, contemporary patchwork card evolve, Therese … love how you’ve added the thread to the unfinished panel … and those little scissors are just the cutest! A card to be treasured by your friend, I’m certain! Hugs, Anita 🙂
What a cheerful, happy card design, I am sure your friend will love it!
Super cute!!!! Love those new purple shades !!
What a fun card, and so personalized – that’s the thing I love the most about handmaking cards! <3
lovely card – so fun!!
That card is brilliant! I feel quite inspired now. Thank you!
What a fun card – love the colour combo!
What a fantastic idea, Therese! Thank you for so many ideas from this one card! I love your style!
Cute card for a crafty friends!
Super fun & creative card! Great tribute to your crafty friend!
What a great card layout! Love the stitching. You could also do it with patterned paper. Thanks for sharing
Lovely idea Therese. Reminds me of the”Inchies” from years ago. I could even picture this as Christmas Cards. Thank you so much for refreshing my memory, i always get a fresh new idea from your tutorials.
Keep up the great work!
Very different card and very cute! Thanks!
I wish I could have an epiphany like you did with the thread and the scissors, Therese! What a wonderful tribute to your friend; she will treasure this card.
What a wonderful retirement card!
Wonderful retirement card! I know your friend will love it.
Thanks so much for sharing…
This is SOOOO CREATIVE! I love the squares and the way they pop from the black background!
What a great card!
What a sweet card — sweet design, sweet sentiment.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.
This is a darling retirement card! Love the simple squares of different colors on the black base.
I enjoyed seeing your creativity.
The window style with popping colors look gorgeous
Your friend is going to love her retirement card. I love how you put the string through the scissors to make it look like it is being cut. You are an inspiration!
What a beautiful card, and so thoughtful!
Adding the stitching – or leaving it off – are great details that make your card so spectacular, Therese.
I love those fruits, very cute!
An absolutely fabulous card Therese. Your ideas are always fresh and fun.
Wishing your friend a Happy retirement…
Thanks for sharing
Such a COOL idea! Your friend is so lucky to get such a unique retirement card. Good Job!
Love this card and the design you created with the stamps!!
Perfect idea for my quilting group! This will be my valentine card for them!! Thank you for your creative ideas!!
I am continually amazed at how wonderful this crafty community is, crossing even international barriers, and this blog hop is such a lovely way to celebrate this. Lovely card & wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.
Great choice of colors for this pretty card!
Oh my gosh, such a cute retirement card you made for your friend! I love it! Thank you for sharing, and inspiring.
Sweet patchwork card!
This is all ways of wonderful – fab and fresh design, great colours, and that idea with the thread is genius! Our crafty community is amazing, I concur, and there are no boarders or barriers for it! YAY!
Love your card and the story behind it. Different and uniquely special for a special person.
Darling card. Love the images stamped off the sides and the stitch lines, adding a bit of thread is the perfect finishing touch,
Love this card.
Your friend is going to feel so special and loved when she receives this cute and uniquely designed card from you. It is adorable and you are so clever. But then again crafty friend are creative, clever and kind! 🙂
Beautiful card Therese, I loved the colors and the stitching.
Love your work!
Great card. A fun, traditional quilt card with a super modern design. So chic!
Your stamped fruit images look so sweet and tangy! Love your fun design!
Super cute card
Beautiful card Therese! Such vibrant colours. 🙂
Love the creativity in this card. This would so fun to send to a crafty friend! Very nice work.
This is very nice! I like the offset square. Those scissors are cute!
I’m enjoying all the inspiration along the Crafty Friends blog hop! Pretty card! I love the stitching and the thread!
What a thoughtful and creative card! I love the scissors and thread – brilliant! It was so nice that you personalized this card for your friend. She’s going to love it!
Fun idea! I really love the scissors with the thread, so fun.
What a great idea to use “patchwork” for your card. I inspires me to do similar cardmaking with all those tiny stamps I never use. How great are you Therese, love this, thank you so much for sharing!
Love the fruit, love the patchwork and love the video. Thanks for sharing this and showing us how to do it! And btw, I agree. Your colors are really pretty.
what a wonderful personalized card for your friend, Therese – she’ll surely treasure it!
Patchwork cards are always so sweet–nice touch with the thread and scissors. What a sweet and thoughtful friend you are to create a card tailored to your friend, and from the sound of it, your mentor. I’m sure she will appreciate it. TFS–Have a blessed week.
LOVE the quilt block look and those scissors and thread, ADORABLE!!
So beautiful! Adore the graphic style of this card. And the colours are gorgeous.
I love how you used your friend for inspiration. The bright colors against the black is awesome!
Love tbis cute fun card. The unique design for stitching designs.
Just another great card Therese and I love how you tell us in the video how the idea with the thread came to you in the middle of the making – that is just the way it goes, isn’t it!?
So cute 🙂 (And I ordered the new purple inks after seeing the one you used!)
Just love how you left the strands hanging, especially with the scissors there. So fun!
What an awesome card! I’m so glad your friend now has time for all of those projects 🙂 Gives me hope that one day I’ll have time for all the ideas in my head!
Loved the tutorial – great inspiration!
I love your card and I’m sure your friend will, too. I usually like to think of favorite colors or hobbies my recipient likes before I make their card- just an extra special touch!
Thanks for sharing your cute patchwork card–very cute idea!
What a special card! Your friend is going to love the patchwork idea with the loose thread and scissors!
I love love love your card!! So ingenious!! The little black thread just tickles me!!
Sweet Therese…..I think you much create Happiness everyday!!! I thought your card was bright and fun….as a crafter….that card would make me smile to receive it….thank you so much….Please enjoy a very Joyous and Happy Holiday!!
These bright happy colours are just perfect. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products and for the technique video.
Fun project and love the sentiment
Love this modern patchwork style.
What a lovely card! I see the patch work and it makes me think of my aunt who was an amazing quilter .. it makes me want to create a similar card inspired by her.
Oh, how fun! I love that the sewing isn’t quite finished!!