Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway!

 

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I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2017 January release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Jennifer McGuire’s amazing blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 18 stamp sets, 18 die sets and 12 inks!

Today I have made three quite different cards from this amazing release starting with this sympathy card using the Be a Lighthouse stamp set.  It’s hard to tell, but I’ve popped up the whole front panel so it looks like the Dark Gray cardstock is inset.

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My second card is a little more modern, using the fab silhouette girl and matching die from Let the Wind Carry You.  I’m still trying to work out if she’s holding a torch or a paintbrush…  so I’ll let you decide.  I also used some of the new colours from the release, bright greens, oranges and cool grays, it is a dream come true!

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In true Altenew style the flowers from this release are amazing!  So for my final card I combined two sets together to create this sweet vase.  I used Smile More and Life is Beautiful along with some Altenew Artist Marker alcohol colouring (they are so beautiful to colour with…  I can’t wait for Altenew to make markers in all their ink colours, hint)

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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  by Thursday February 2nd at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win.  the Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday February 4th.

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 February 3rd (AEDT) and I will announce the winners here on this blog post Saturday February 4th.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew

Svitlana Shayevich

Laura Bassen

Virginia Lu

Simon Hurley

Lydia Evans

Heather Hoffman

Ashley Horton

Kelly Latevola

Debby Hughes

Suzy Plantamura

Eunyoung Lee

Erum Tasneem

Lilith Eeckles

Emily Leiphart

Yana Smakula

May Sukyong Park

Aimee Dow

Agnieszka Malyszek

Sveta Fotinia

Nicole Picadura

Marika Rahtu

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

This is the last stop along the hop and I hope you have had the most amazing time.  If you would like to start at the beginning you can CLICK HERE.

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Splash of Color – Other Supplies: Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Bamboo / Orange Cream / Silver Stone / Industrial Diamond. Die Cutting Machine.

Thinking of You – Other Supplies:  Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Limestone / Silver Stone  Polychromos Pencils – Warm Grey V / Dark Sepia.

Smile – Other Supplies:   Altenew Artist Markers – R304,318,335 / G702,715 / B201.  Copics – 0 / T0 / RV00,02,10,83 / Y11,13,17,21 / YR04,24 / E25,29,49,99.

Altenew – July 2016 Release, Bloghop & Giveaway (Video)!

 

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I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 July release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Laura Bassen’s blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 16 stamp sets, some new papers and washi tape!   I had so much fun with these new stamp sets, I can’t wait to play some more.

Here is my first card for today (the video link is below),

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Time for a CAS tone on tone background using those fabulous gray inks and the pale gray cardstock from Altenew. Then it was time for a bright stamp layered Tulip from this gorgeous new set and the sentiment was taken from Birch Land.

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I decided to film as I created this card to show just how it came together.

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

And now, my second and brightest card for this release.  I decided to use the Celebrations stamp set to create a fun wedding card.  It was time to do some paper piecing and I decided to use one of my all time fave colour combos – bright orange and hot pink, now who wouldn’t love this?

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And for my final card I used the Happy Mail set to create this clean and simple design.  Just a little bit of sneaky masking, colour added with Prismacolor Pencils and my panel sitting up on a piece of (hoarded) Cherry Wood specialty paper, this card came together very quickly.

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Lostinpaper - Altenew - Happy Mail copy

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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 August 5th, 11:59pm EST 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 Thursday August 4th (AEST) and I will announce the winners here on this blog post Friday August 5th.

>>>>>>> Therese <<<<<<<

From here you are off to PATRICIA’s wonderful blog.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are having a blast on this hop!

Edited to add GIVEAWAY WINNER,

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Congratulations Sandra L., Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your prize with a subject line :July 2016 Release winner from Therese’s Blog

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With Deepest Sympathy – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Tulip.  Prismacolor Pencils – Violet Blue / Olive Green.

Congratulations – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Celebrations. Tulle.  AC’s Cardstock – Bubblegum / Melon / Lollipop / Lipgloss.

Big Hugs – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Happy Mail.  Prismacolor Pencils – Limepeel / Moss Green / Orange / Spanish Orange / Goldenrod / Canary Yellow / Burnt Ochre / Chocolate.
 

Video : Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!

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Seriously this three day hop has been so wonderful, how can you not be inspired!  If you arrived here from Laura Bassen’s blog (Love!) then you are in exactly the right place (if not, then you best start here at the Altenew blog so that you don’t miss out on anything).

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For my first card I chose to use the Beautiful Day stamp set and these flowers make me sooo happy….   swoon, honestly one of my most fave flower sets ever, thank you Altenew!  I added an embossed sentiment from the Sohcahtoa set, which is another ‘well loved’ set for me.  I actually made this card for the hop and then thought I might as well make it again and film as I created so that you could watch the process.

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

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And I couldn’t stop at one card so I decided to use one of the new mini stamp sets.  This is the Peach Tree and it has all the wonderful layered stamp goodness of Altenew.  I kept it fairly CAS and Prismacolor penciled in some backgrounds to create a masculine design.

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Now it wouldn’t be a birthday party without some fun offers and BIG prizes……..

Altenew Special Offers

  • First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)

  • Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)

Prizes

Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew!

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There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

From here you are hopping along to Ellen Hutson the CLASSroom and the most incredibly talented Julie Ebersole.  Have Fun!

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Forever Fabulous – Other Supplies:

Video : Altenew monochromatic (almost) bird – By Request

Today I have a video for Scrapbook Boutique and I had some requests to show how I made this card HERE , so I’m using some different products but basically getting the same look.  I thought it would also be a nice idea to change up the colour of the bird,maybe a teal green / blue or even a green would look nice, what do you think?

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

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With Sympathy – Detail
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With Sympathy

You can find all the supplies linked below or at Scrapbook Boutique.  Hugs,

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Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – White, Warm Grey 10, 20, 50, 70%  Carmine Red, Crimson Red.

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
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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 : Messy Ranunculus!

Today I created a simple sympathy card and when it comes to ‘Messy’ Copic colouring this Ranunculus is perfect.  I decided to film as I created so you could watch.

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

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With Sympathy – Detail
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With Sympathy

Still very little crafty time around here, hoping to be back on track in a few weeks…  Oh, that sounds so far away lol.

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Other Supplies:  YG93,95. YR00,12.

Pet sympathy cards, so not my fave to make…

Luckily for me, this card is being made for the sake of it, rather than for an ‘occasion’, it’s so much easier.  This is the ultimate of CAS, but with sympathy cards that’s the way I usually like to go.  Anyhoo, I used both the cat image and the border from the Penny Black  feLINE die to create this , really a very very easy card to create.

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Miss You – Detail
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Miss You

I’ve linked all the products below or you can head over to Penny Black.  Hugs,

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