Altenew: A Year in Review Blog Hop & Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be hopping along today with Altenew to celebrate 2018 and you should have arrived here from NINA-MARIE’s amazing Blog.

I have some of my faves for 2018 to share so I’d better get started!

Some fun colour mixing on my first design using the beautiful Hope Stamp Set.  I just loved adding the sentiment directly to the flower….  I know this isn’t for the feint hearted and not popular with everyone lol.  You can see the video for this card HERE.

I’ve been a little addicted to ‘die cutting machine techniques’ recently and this card was all about embossing with the Sunburst Stencil and colouring with the new Ink Sprays, and you can see the video at my post HERE.

Yet another bright floral card (are you seeing a theme for my 2018 faves yet?)  This time it’s the Folksy Florals creating an ‘almost wreath’ with a Cube Builder Stencil background.  And you can see the video for this card at my blog post HERE.

Finally time for a ‘wide’ Tuxedo washi background and I finally got my hands on the incredible Fantasy Floral Dies…..   sigh.  You can see the video for this card HERE.


Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2019 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 01/06/2019.

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 January 2nd (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on January 3rd.

Save up to 50% on the Warehouse Sale Collection of more than 250 itmes including stamps, dies, inks, ink sprays, bundles, embellishments and more.  Shop HERE.  Valid now through 28th December 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

Now Let’s Hop!

Altenew Card Blog
Norine Borys
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Nina-Marie Trapani
Therese Calvird
Olga Moss
Erum Tasneem
Nathalie DeSousa
Virginia Lu
Missy Whidden
Laura Jane
Zinia Redo
Yoonsun Hur
Reiko Tsuchida
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sandra Dietrich
Debby Hughes
May Sukyong Park
Kathleen Graumüller
Amy Tan
Lilith Eeckels
Svitlana Shayevich
Lisa Fonseca
TaeEun Yoo
Kristina Pokazanieva

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

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

  1. I watch every video you do all year and the “Hello Beautiful” card was a favorite. I love the colors and you make it seem so doable. Doesn’t always work for me though!! LOL
    I will be watching your videos in 2019 too. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  2. There isn’t a card you put your heart into that doesn’t become a ‘favorite’ immediately, Therese! These are gorgeous… every one!
    Happy New Year, darling friend! I do look forward to the next year of happy paper crafting!

  3. Loved your review of your projects. Beautiful flowers. And so glad I can watch videos to follow along as you create. Thank you!

  4. Therese, your cards are always so beautiful and so well thought out! I love watching your videos; your humor gets me every time and your talent is just unbeatable. Looking forward to 2019 videos from you.

  5. I think it was hard to choose the projects for showing in this blogpost. There where so many beautiful cards you made. Love how you showed us new techniques and still kept your own style. Also love the cards you did ‘on the road’ while traveling trought your beautiful country! Actually I loved them all, looking forward to your work in 2019!! Have a great New Year!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques and how you use color to make cards used from the Altenew stamps so gorgeous!

  7. Awesome choices although I imagine it was hard to choose only four favourites! Looking forward to seeing what’s in store for next year!

  8. I love the folksy florals as a wreath design! I’m inspired to explore this set some more… thank you!

  9. Therese, I enjoy your videos so much! Of the four cards you’ve chosen today my favourite is the one with the sunburst stencil & the bright cheerful flowers. Altenew is the best! Happy New Year!

  10. Your cards are all lovely. I like the floral Smile card…it’s so perky and cheerful. It would really brighten someone’s day that needs a little smile!

  11. Your cards are always fabulous. I especially love the card with the black background. It is such a stand-out.

  12. Thank you for a great year of sharing so many of your cards with all of us. Looking forward to to your creative flair in 2019! Amazing talent!

  13. I bet you found it hard to pick just a few favourites Therese!. Love watching your videos with a chuckle every now and then. I think I love the last card the most with the Fantasy Floral dies. The black background just makes those gorgeous coloured flowers pop. Looking forward to more inspiration in 2019. Happy New Year!

  14. Such lovely cards, Therese! My fave is the “hello beautiful” – I just love how you colored those flowers.

  15. I’ve so enjoyed following you this, Therese. I love your style. And you always make me laugh when I watch your videos. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019.

  16. I subscribe to your blog & don’t know how you could narrow your choices to just a few of your wonderful designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. This has truly been a year of amazing products from Altenew and wonderful inspiration from all the designers. It never ceases to amaze me how one product can be used in so many and different ways! Thank you for your special inspiration over the year!

  18. Great stamps and dies this year…looking forward to 2019 offerings! Have to say, I will have to get more pizza boxes as my 4 are full already – LOL! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  19. Simply beautiful!! I always look forward to seeing what you create and you never disappoint. Excited to see what you have for us in 2019.

  20. I have enjoyed your cards all year round, they are all beautiful and I couldn’t pick a favourite, but I am so looking forward to the new year and all the cards you make

  21. I really enjoy your blog and videos and you picked out some very pretty favs for the year! I especially love the die cut florals on the black background, it really pops off the black! Thanks for all the inspiration you give!

  22. Such fun and happy cards! My favorite is the one with the black background. Really makes those flowers pop!

  23. I love all the cards you selected, I don’t know how you could choose from all the beautiful projects you shared this year! I enjoy visiting your blog and wish you a very Happy New Year!

  24. I really like these favorites, Therese. I adore how you stamped the sentiment directly on the flower. Definitely trying this! Love the Tuxedo Washi Tape, too!

  25. I love your card making style and so I love your cards! The Charmed Stamp set and the Floral Fantasy dies are two of my favorite Altenew products and the cards you created with these are my two favorites!

  26. Wow, I think this was the year that you discovered oranges and pink make an awesome colour combo.
    And that you can add grey to almost any project. I know I’ve really embraced grey this year.
    So many great floras and the washi background was inspired. Mind you the grey cubed background was a great background as well. I can’t wait to see what you create in 2019. Love your video style engaging and informative. I’ve learnt so much from you this year. Particularly the give it a go and see where it might lead you approach you have.
    As an aside I’ve just started to work the Neenah solar white paper and the marshmallow paper from Lavs(?), both are amazing, deferent, but the quality of the paper is amazing.
    Heartfelt cheers

  27. Such lovely creations Therese! This has been an amazingly inspirational year, thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  28. Your cards are always so lovely Terese 🙂 Thank you for another year full of such wonderful inspiration! I really enjoyed you sharing your travels as well 🙂 All the best in 2019!

  29. Beautiful cards and great videos. So thankful that I have found such amazing artists that freely share their ideas. It is such a beautiful thing. Thank you for being one of the artists that is sharing her ideas. Happy New Year! 🐧

  30. Therese, i havd so enjoyed travelling with you on your Altenew journey this year. Your cards are amazing and what a fabulous year it has been for Altenew products! Here’s cheers to a fantastic 2019 ahead!
    T xx

  31. Your work is always amazing and each month I look forward to seeing what you produce from my favourite range of craft products, Altenew. Love what you do and very much appreciate the inspiration and techniques you share. Thank you Therese.

  32. Love your cards and videos Therese. I Always fall in love with your cards and the card using the Hope set is a favorite. I ordered that set when I was waiting to have surgery– hoping that all would end well. Thanks for the inspiration you bring to the cardmakers of the world.

  33. What an array of bright, colorful cards. Really like the use of the cube builder stencil as a background for the flowers. Never would have to combine the two, so thank you for the idea.

  34. love all your favorites, Therese – my fave of yours is the last one with the fantasy floral dies – looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in 2019!

  35. Not only do I love seeing your work but I love listening to your videos. You always make me smile, think it’s your sense of humour. Thank you for sharing so much awesome inspiration over 2018, here’s to more from you in 2019.

  36. Gorgeous works of art Therese. We have something in common. We both seem to love using the fall colors of orange and yellows on our cards. I love the new Artist Markers Set E and had to buy it. Altenew has terrific designers and I have learned many new techniques watching them. You are one of my favorites!

  37. I like the dark background on the last one… I should step out of my comfort zone and do that for a scrapbook layout.

  38. Lovely work Therese – not sure how you managed to choose just four of your cards as I know you made loads of gorgeous cards using Altenew products this year. Here’s for another year of fun and creativity 😍😘 and thank you for the inspiration.

  39. I have no idea how you whittled down your cards to just four to showcase here, Therese … it’s been a year of yet more loveliness … great videos … huge inspiration, thank you! My favourite from today’s selection … Charmed … this is gorgeous … and is the reason this set is now in my hot little hands! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  40. Clearly this was the year of orange for you! I love watching your videos and seeing what you come up with. Your designs are always stunning and they feel attainable, which is always fun to have that moment of “I can make this!” Thanks for a great year of inspiration; I can’t wait to see more in 2019.

  41. It was like re-visiting a friend to see your cards again. The bright floral with the sunburst background was my favourite, and a technique I’d like to try using my stash.

  42. We share a name but sadly I don’t have the same talent Therese, however I enjoy all your posts and the fantastic colour combinations you use.

  43. BEAUTIFUL cards!
    … I don’t envy your task in choosing which cards to share today … I can remember many, MANY more that have EXCITED and DELIGHTED!
    THANK YOU for sharing your FABULOUS favourites and creative INSPIRATION all-year-long 🙂

  44. You always inspire me. what a lovely collection of cards. Wishing you a wonderful and happy new year my friend.

  45. A beautiful choice of cards, Therese! Thank you so much for being such an amazing inspiration to us all year long!

  46. Oh my gosh, I am so wishing I had a die cutter so I could do what you did with your cards! I love flowers & you used plenty of them! Yellow is also my favorite color in the whole wide world & you used lots of it. I love seeing what other people do with their Altenew stamps & they give me ideas for my card making. Thank you for showing us your beautiful, colorful cards & for giving us the chance to win something. I can’t wait to get some new Altenew stamps!

  47. I always enjoy seeing what you have created!! Your cards always inspire me to use colors I don’t usually use. I can’t wait to see what you will create for us next year!!

  48. Love the choice of colors and simplicity in your cards, flowers are all time favorite, your cards have much to offer to flower fanatics like me.

  49. I love seeing what everyone picks as their favorites of the year. I remember seeing many of these the first time you shared them and I love them just as much today!

  50. I love checking out the past projects! You have outdone yourself this year with all the wonderful creations! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!!

  51. Such beautiful cards! I love the Floral Fantasy dies…. have to add those to my wish list!

  52. Hi Therese 🙂 Your cards are bright and cheery just like you!!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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