Altenew – March 2016 Release, Bloghop & Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 March release and blog hop, if you arrived here from Anna Kossakovskaya’s blog you are exactly where you should be.  Today we will be releasing 2 4″x6″ stamp sets, 9 2″x3″ stamp sets, 21 dies, 6 papers, 12 inks, and a set of acrylic blocks.

My card today uses the butterfly image from Altenew’s Ori Kami stamp set and the exciting news is that now there are matching dies!

Altenew Ori Kami watercolor Butterfly card

I decided to go for a watercolour look, firstly I stamped out and painted the butterflies, then I could easily die cut multiple butterflies from some stamp masking paper.  Then I masked off each image and painted my watercolour around them, I really like the little border that it leaves behind when the mask is taken away.

Altenew Ori Kami watercolor Butterfly card

Now, to the good stuff and onto the Prizes and there are
two ways to win!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog  for your chance to win!  You have until Friday March 18th to leave your comments.

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 March 18th (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on my blog.

>>>> Therese <<<<

As I am the last hop on the blog it’s back to Altenew so that you can leave your comment for your chance to win.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have had a blast on this hop!

Edited to add GIVEAWAY WINNER!

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Congratulations Lai-Yoke, Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your prize with a subject line :March 2016 Release winner from Therese’s Blog

 

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Other Supplies:  Sequins – Wood veneer

Take 10 for Sugar & Spice!

I had so much fun making this set of matching cards that I actually made a similar set at Christmas (with a video and you can find the link HERE).  I’ve been wanting to challenge myself to this for the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine and when I saw this collection (and it’s an Australian designer) I was sold.  Isn’t it uber sweet.  So enough talking because there is a mass of photos to follow!  And NO stamping either….

Beautiful Girl
Beautiful Girl
Darling
Darling
Garden
Garden
Hello
Hello
Little Princess
Little Princess
Love this
Love this
Lovely
Lovely
So Sweet
So Sweet
Sugar & Spice
Sugar & Spice
Wonderful
Wonderful

thanks for visiting,

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Other Supplies:  Versamagic Ink – Wheat

Video : Stamping a Sentiment Background!

As soon as I saw this set at TAWS I knew just what I wanted to do, create my own word background, although there was a little moment of debate where I did consider using a colour instead of the black…  but in my mind’s eye it was black, so it stayed that!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Love – Detail
Love
Love

You can find all these fab stamps at The Alley Way Stamps!

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Other Supplies:  The Alley Way Stamps – BIG Time.  Magic Mount – Black mounting foam. Copic Markers – RV04,10,17. 0.

Altenew Painted Butterflies.

When the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine asked if I wanted to be part of a Stamper’s Challenge that involved me playing with Altenew’s Painted Butterflies I couldn’t reply ‘Yes’ quick enough lol.  And I wasn’t disappointed,  I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed getting all inky with these stamps, they are Brilliant!

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Awesome – Detail
Awesome
Awesome
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You Inspire Me – Detail
You Inspire Me
You Inspire Me

Hugs,

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You Inspire Me – Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils Powder Blue, Light Cerulean Blue.

Butterfly Colour Combos – Butter Bar / Tangelo and Soft Apricot / Fresh Peach

Simple Embossing for AEIOU!

Keeping it real simple for this month’s entry to Avery Elle’s Embossing challenge, in fact it’s just a little difficult to see the embossed part of my card, but it’s those fabulous double pierced rectangles that I can’t get enough of and I used one of these to create a subtle border for my scene.

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Gold Amazing – Detail
Gold Amazing
Gold Amazing

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And can you see I have the new Amazing die too, soo happy and loving it in gold, Jamie & the AE team are ‘Amazing’ my goodies arrived to Australia in record time and they are nothing but fantastic to deal with.  I was lucky enough to win last month’s challenge and had fun spending my winnings and more (wink)!

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Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Cream, Espresso, French Grey 20, 50%, Pale Sage, Chocolate, Peach Beige, Peach, Dark Brown, Deco Pink, Goldenrod.

Video : Embossed Panel Card!

Another sympathy card for the stash (phew) and today another really easy technique, using up some scraps and embossing some sweet flowers…  ticks all the boxes!  I filmed as I created so you can watch the process.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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With Sympathy – Detail
With Sympathy
With Sympathy

For all these great Penny Black products you can find the links below!

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Other Supplies:  Cardstock – American Crafts – Powder.  I’m thinking the green cardstock is a Bazzill one and called Parakeet…   do you know?  I did know that I can’t get it here and it makes me sad, it’s one of my fave colours and totally hoarded.

Video : Celebrating Altenew’s 1st Video Challenge!

Gotta say that I fought with this card to the end, but had so much fun that I can’t complain.  These Painted Butterflies are one of my most fave sets from Altenew that I couldn’t resist using them for their First Video Challenge….  Also I’m using those frosted sheets yet again….

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Altenew Celebrate – Detail
Altenew Celebrate
Altenew Celebrate

I’ll be back tomorrow with another video!  I’m in the middle of 4 days off and have more friends visiting so please excuse my lack of blog visits, Hugs,

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Other Supplies:  Dew Drops – Winter Retreat.