Altenew is now at Scrapbook Boutique!

Here today for Scrapbook Boutique and I gotta say that I didn’t want to make another Christmas card right now, so I thought it would be fun to get out my Altenew stamps (YES! Scrapbook Boutique now stock Altenew stamps right here in Australia!) and my Kuretake’s and had a play.

Awesome - Detail
Awesome – Detail

All these fun products can be found linked below or at Scrapbook Boutique!


Other Supplies: Ink – Ranger Archival Jet Black.  Kuretake Gansai Tambi – Black, May Green, Purple, Red, Mid Yellow, Persian Blue.

Altenew November Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!

blog hop banner Nov 15

I’m so excited to be taking part in my first blog hop for Altenew’s 2015 November release and if you arrived here from Anna Kossakovskaya’s blog you are exactly where you should be.  This is a special release as not only have Altenew released 10 new sets of stamps, but there are also 6 new types of 8.5″ X 11″ specialty papers!  And some exciting news as Altenew has a new illustrator, whom you will already know but a big congrats to May for the release of her beautiful new Oriental Orchid stamp sets.

For my first card today I used the layered bird stamp from  Winter Cardinal and simply added some pencil detail for some extra shadowing with a sentiment from Halftone Holiday.  Otherwise a very clean and simple design with an easy gesso and gelato background.

Merry - Detail blog (1)

Merry - Detail blog (2)

My second card was fun to create, I used tinsel gold embossing powder on my stamped flowers from Beautiful Lady and then coloured and spattered some Kuretake paints around,  but I did add a vellum border to the back of the popped up panel for something just a little different.

Many Thanks - Detail

Many Thanks

And my final and probably my most fave of the cards was this CAS little number which is from the new Succulents stamp set, which I adore!  The sentiment is also from Halftone Holiday and I gotta say that a Christmas cactus totally makes me smile!

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


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $30 gift certificate to three lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday November 20th, 11:59 pm  EST for a chance to win.

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 November 20th (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on my blog.

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 and to let Tasnim & Jennifer know how wonderful they are.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have had a blast on this hop!


Merry – Other Supplies:  Altenew Stamps – Halftone Holiday, Winter Cardinal.  Prismacolor Pencils – Black, Espresso, Warm Grey 70%, Goldenrod, Sand, Deco Pink, Carmine Red. Gesso.

Many Thanks – Other Supplies:  Stamp Set – Altenew – Beautiful Lady.  Kuretake – Pale Aqua, Mid Green, Purple.

Merry Wishes – Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Succulents, Halftone Holiday.  Copics – W4,7. YG00R05,22,27.  Pearls – Kaisercraft – Teal, Yellow. Flourish with a Bling – Purple, Red.  Prismacolor Pencils – Crimson Red.