Video : Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway!

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.

Altenew - Simple Fruits - Crafty Life - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

I thought that this sentiment from Crafty Life was perfect for a retirement card.

Altenew - Simple Fruits - Crafty Life - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

And for fun I added some scissors from Beautiful You.

Altenew - Simple Fruits - Crafty Life - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

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

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Prizes
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:

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
Vicky Papaioannou
Enza Gudor
Laurie Willison
Nicole Picadura
Ellen Hutson LLC
Lydia Evans
Olga Moss
Amy Tan
Therese Calvird
Galina Filippenko
Sveta Fotinia
Lisa Spangler
Anna Komenda
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Kymona Tracey
Vicki Boutin
Carissa Wiley
Agnieszka Malyszek
TaeEun Yoo
Sara Naumann
Hussena Calcuttawala

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,

Therese signature 2

Other Supplies:  Altenew Artist Marker – S / Copic Multiliner 0.1mm / DMC Black embroidery thread / needle.

Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
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Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
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Jet Black
Jet Black
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Simple Fruits
Simple Fruits
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Crafty Life
Crafty Life
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Beautiful You
Beautiful You
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Permanent Black
Permanent Black
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Hydrangea
Hydrangea
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Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
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Bamboo
Bamboo
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Olive
Olive
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Autumn Blaze
Autumn Blaze
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Fresh Lemon
Fresh Lemon
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Enchanted Garden
Enchanted Garden
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Tropical Forest
Tropical Forest
ALT | EH
Warm & Cozy
Warm & Cozy
ALT | EH
Pocketful of Sunshine
Pocketful of Sunshine
ALT | EH
Artist Markers - Set A
Artist Markers – Set A
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Copic Multiliner
Copic Multiliner
EH
Spring Scissors
Spring Scissors
EH
Scissors
Scissors
EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
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Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Guillotine
Guillotine EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
EH
Glue Tape
Glue Tape
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109 thoughts on “Video : Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway!

  1. 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
    =]

  2. 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!!!!

  3. 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.

  4. What a brilliant idea, to have the stitching in progress. Fab card and just perfect for your friend. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Therese, this is so cute. The stitching totally makes this card, and your friend is going to love this. Happy holidays.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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!
    T x

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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! 🙂

  15. I’m enjoying all the inspiration along the Crafty Friends blog hop! Pretty card! I love the stitching and the thread!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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!?

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. 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!!

  24. These bright happy colours are just perfect. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products and for the technique video.

  25. 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.

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