Friday, 3 December 2021

Altenew NEW Sweet Moments Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hello everybody.

Today I am delighted to be hopping along with host of talented crafty folk.  Between us, we will be bringing you lots of creative ideas for using Altenew's Sweet Moments release of stamps, dies and more!!  


Thank you to the lovely Erum Tasneem for directing you here.  Next up is my crafty friend 

Terri Kozsler.  Alternatively, you can begin this hopping journey directly from the Altenew Card Blog.  The full list of participants can be found below.


I have three projects to share with you today.


First up is this card which I made using the pretty new Happy Petals Stamps and Die set.


I used a stamp positioner to stamp the floral image using a pale ink.  I used a selection of my Altenew Artist Marker Pens to colour it.  Then I popped it back into my stamp positioner and this time I re-stamped the image with some clear Versamark, and then applied gold embossing power which I heat set.   I always use this method when heat embossing an image.   It is said that heat embossing an image first, and then colouring it can cause damage to the nibs of your alcohol marker pens, and I don't want to run the risk of ruining mine.

I used layers of different coloured card and also used my Grid Cover Die for the background, to add texture and dimension.


Next up is the sweet (excuse the pun!) All Sweet Things Stamps and Die Set.  I love this stamp set.  My ice cream sundae is made up of many different layers of stamps.  I think Altenew's attention to detail is second to none, and I just love the cute little cherry on the top.

I added a subtle background of diagonal stripes and for this I used my Altenew Stripe Builder Stencil from my crafty stash.

I finished with a scattering of coloured sequins for a little sparkle and texture.


For my final card I combined two new products from this Sweet Moments release.  I was soooo excited when I got the notification that Altenew were releasing a Hot Foil Plate.  This is because I love to add foiling to my card projects, and this was the perfect excuse.  I predict that the new Splatter Hot Foil Plate is going to prove to be very popular.  


I used it to foil my background card, and then I used my blending brush to apply a rainbow of colours.  I used a selection of Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:-

Pinkalicious
Marigold
Maple Yellow
Lime
Turquoise
Deep Iris

I thought that the stamped and die-cut sentiment from the new Colourful Soul Stamp and Die Set was just perfect for this card.




Free Gift



Altenew are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release.

 

·  Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 12/03/2021 through 12/05/2021. Shop HERE!

·  Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

·  Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Sweet Moments Stamp & Die Release Collection from 12/03/2021 through 12/09/2021. Shop HERE!


Giveaway Prizes




Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/11/2021.


Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Colleen Balija

Jenny Colacicco

LauraJane

Jaycee Gaspar

Dana Joy

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Erum Tasneem

Linda Parker

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Danielle Dunlop

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Reiko Tsuchida

Therese Calvird

Nancy Souza

Tania Ahmed

Erin Thompson

Svitlana Shayevich

Teri Wilson

Maryam Perez

Fiona Duff

Laurie Willison

Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Natasha Davies

Rachael Shedeed

Rebecca Sogn

Pam Boedeker

Annemarie Caister

Penny Pynnonen

Roteja Galvan

 






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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Queen of the Lilies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone.

Today I am happy to be hopping with Altenew and a whole bunch of talented crafters in the Build-A-Flower Queen of the Lilies Laying Stamp and Die Blog Hop and Giveaway.  Between us, we will be sharing lots of ideas for using the the beautiful Queen of the Lilies Layering Stamp and Die Set. So, be sure to hop along with all of us.


Thanks to Roteja Galvan for directing you here.   Next is Rachael Shedeed.  Alternatively, you can begin this hopping journey directly from the Altenew Card Blog.   The full list of blog hop participants can be found below.

I kept my colour palette very simple but actually quite dramatic.  I love how the huge bright Lilies pop against the black background.


The stamp set is made up of lots of layers and I list below what colour inks I have used for each layer:-

Flowers
  1. A1 Obsidian
  2. A2 Pink Diamond
  3. A3 Ruby Light
  4. A4 Ruby Light
  5. A5 Misty Moor
  6. A7 Grapevine
  7. A8 Misty Moor
Leaves
  1. B2 Misty Moor
  2. B3 Seaforest
  3. B4 Mangrove Root
I think there is something quite magical in watching the colours and layers building up, before revealing the final completed stamped image.  

Altenew run a Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan (14%  off).

Build-A-Flower: Queen of the Lilies Product Description: 


Want to add a rare royal touch to your projects? Well, you're in luck!


This stamp set features 8 layers to create gorgeously detailed Queen of the Lilies flowers.  You will also find a couple of leaves with an outline layer, full-color layer, and a color shading layer for beautiful stamping possibilities.  Stamp one of the sweet sentiments to finish your card or layout.

I created an oval frame for the sentiment, and for that I used my Altenew Nesting Ovals Die Set from my stash.

So, there you have it - my contribution to this month's Building-A-Flower blog hop.  Hope you likey !


Giveaway Prizes



$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/09/2021.


Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. 

Friday, 19 November 2021

Mesmerising Pours Paper Pad and Rose Queen Die Set from Altenew - "Hi" Card

Hello.

I am back today with another card made using the lovely new Rose Queen Die Set from Altenew.  This time I used it together with paper from the Mesmerising Pours Paper Pad.   I love the dramatic colour combination of the decorative paper and colour coordinated this with card stock from my stash.


I die-cut the Rose Queen die three times; once in deep pink, once in navy and once in gold.

I glued the gold outline die to my decorative paper and then paper pieced the pink and navy card to define the leaves in blue and the petals in pink with little bits of gold for the centre of my flowers.


My card is a 5x7 inch portrait card base.

The "Hi" sentiment was created using the Mighty Alphabet Die Set.   

I finished it with some irridescent gems to add a little sparkle.

I thought it would be nice to make a little treat box to coordinate with the card.  



This cute cube shaped box does not require any glue and I do have an old video on my channel from which you can learn how to make the basic box:-


Well that's my lot for today.  Hope you approve of my projects and would love you to come back here for a return visit.

So, bye for now folks and ............................"happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx
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Thursday, 18 November 2021

Showcasing the Beautiful Rose Queen Die Set from Altenew - A Birthday Card for My Crafty Friend

Hi peeps.

I have had a little break from crafting due to house renovations and the lead up to my birthday.   Just the new conservatory to be installed next week and then I can concentrate on getting ready for Christmas !!

Anyway, today I am sharing a card I recently made for a lovely crafty friend of mine, which I can now share as she has also now had her birthday and is in receipt of this one.  She tells me she loved it and that's a big compliment, because I am a great fan of her cards.


For Jane's card I used the new Rose Queen Die Set from Altenew, along with the Grid Cover Die.

I die cut the Rose Queen image twice - once in white and once in gold card.   On the white die-cut  I coloured all the petals and leaves with a selection of Altenew Artist Marker pens.  I popped the gold outline piece onto the Grid die-cut, but before doing so, I added some splatters of gold Alcohol ink.  I then paper pieced all the coloured pieces; rather like filling in a jigsaw puzzle.


I was really pleased with the outcome, and think that I will be getting a lot of mileage from both sets of dies used on this card.   The sentiment is from the Garden Rose Craft Your Life Project Kit.


That's it from me for today.  Hope you like Jane's card.

Thanks for stopping by, and please pop back again.

Off for a nice mug of coffee !!   Bye for now and ......................"happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx
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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Amazing Paper Grace November 21 Die of the Month - Pop Up 3D Vignette Christmas Tree

Hi everyone - how is your Christmas crafting going?

Today I have a Christmas project to share.   It is the cutest little pop up Christmas Tree Vignette made using the Amazing Paper Grace November 21 Die of the Month.  Spellbinders kindly sent me to the set so that I could share some creative inspiration with you.


My colour palette is very simple - pink and white with gold accents.

I love the way the line of larger trees highlights the pretty pink tree.

Becca's vignettes concept is so clever.   You have a lovely 3D project which folds flat for mailing.


You can find out more about the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Membership by clicking my link.

Spellbinders also have several Value Clubs options available for crafters who would like to join multiple clubs at once. 


The FAQ (Terms and Conditions) about Spellbinder kits can be found here.

That's it from me for now.  No crafting for me this week.  I have a big birthday celebration coming up soon and lots to do to prepare for it.

Thanks for stopping by, and please do pop back.

Ciao for now and .................................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx 
I would just like to let you know that when you order using the links provided on my Blog, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Please see my Affiliate and Product Disclosure tab above.

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection by Becca Feeken

Hi everyone and welcome to today's blog post.

Spellbinders kindly sent me some products from the new Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection by Becca Feeken, in order for me to share some creative inspiration


For my card I have used the Flourished Sonata Notecard Etched Dies.  These dies are a lovely shape and I have used the dies for the pretty intricate background on this card. I used the coordinating layering die to cut my decorative paper.



For my topper, I used the Elegant Twist Ovals Etched Dies.  The sentiment incorporates the new Sweet Sayings Notecard Sentiments Dies.  I chose the word "Hello" and layered this on a coordinating pink "Hello" sentiment for depth and dimension.  The stamped part of the sentiment is from the Amazing Paper Grace Make a Scene Sentiments photopolymer stamp set.


I added some pretty flowers which were made using the Cinch & Go V Etched Dies.

I thought it would be nice to make a coordinating little treat bag.


This was quick and easy and for that I again used the Flourished Sonata Notecard Etched Dies for the bag.

Die-cut the base and notch at the points between 3-3/8" - 3-1/2" and 4-5/8" and 4-3/4" inches.    Then slip the notches into one of the grooves on your score board and make two score lines.


For the sides take two pieces of card measuring 2-7/8" x 1-3/4" inches.   Score on the long side @ 2-5/8" inches.  Score on the short side @ 1/4" and 1-1/2" inches.  Cut the two bottom corners on each away as shown in the photo illustration below.



Apply double-sided adhesive tape to each piece as shown below and then stick inside each side of the treat bag.




Die-cut an oval for the handle and score down the centre.


Cut the oval in half and adhere inside the front and back of the treat bag.


Decorate the front with decorative paper and cut two coordinating pieces for the sides, measuring        2-3/8" x 1" inch.

Finally, die cut a further backing die and score @ 3-3/8".  Turn 180 degrees and repeat.


Cut down each score line to create two pieces to line the inside of the treat bag.


Ta Dah!!!....... Add a satin bow to finish and you have a perfect little treat bag to match your card.

Well I do hope you like today's two little creative projects.

Thank you for stopping by, and please do pop back again.

Bye for now.  Stay safe and ........................"happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx 

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Monday, 1 November 2021

Spellbinders Be Bold Colour Block Merry Christmas Etched Dies

With Christmas not too far away, I thought I would take this opportunity to share a card project which I recently put together with some fabulous new dies which Spellbinders kindly sent to me, in order to share some creative inspiration.

I have used the rather splendid Be Bold Colour Block Merry Christmas Etched Dies for this slimline card in a subtle non-traditional colour combo.


If you are a fan of the modern and contemporary look, then I think these dies would be great, and they are great for making a lot of Christmas cards in bulk, to send out to your friends and family, with not much wastage.  



I thought it would be nice to mix textures, so the crisp white glitter card adds a nice festive sparkle.  The little poinsettia spring is from my November 2020 Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month - the

Well I do hope you like my idea for using these new dies.  I had some nice crafty therapeutic time putting my cardmaking idea together.

Thanks for stopping by, and please do pop back.

Bye for now peeps.   Stay safe and ........................"happy crafting everybody!"

Linda
I would just like to let you know that when you order using the links provided on my Blog, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Please see my Affiliate and Product Disclosure tab above.

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Altenew Teal Shadow Wide Washi Tape - Quick Cardmaking Video Showcasing the new Be Kind Die Set from Altenew


Hi everyone

Today I am sharing a very quick carding making video.

I used the gorgeous Teal Shadow Wide Washi Tape and the new Be Kind die set for this card project.


So here is the video - blink and you will miss it !!!



Thanks for stopping by.  Stay safe peeps and ................................."happy crafting everybody!"

Linda xxx

I would just like to let you know that when you order using the links provided on my Blog, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Please see my Affiliate and Product Disclosure tab above.
 


Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Altenew Mighty Kind Stand Alone Dies Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)


Hi everyone.

Today am delighted to be participating in the Altenew Mighty Kind Blog Hop which celebrates the release of brand new stand-alone dies!  We will all be sharing lots of ideas for the new products.  There are details of Free Gifts and also a fabulous Giveaway.  So, be sure to hop along with us. 
   

Thank you to the super crafty Reiko Tsuchida for directing you here.  Next up is the amazing Svitlana Shayevich.  Alternatively you can begin this hopping journey directly from the Altenew Card Blog.  The full list of blog hop participants can be found below.

I have three projects to share with you today.

First up is this card which I made combining three of new products.


The black background was created using the Simple Shapes Cover Die.  I really like the geometric pattern.

I chose to use the really pretty Rose Queen Die Set, building up the petals, leaves and stamen like a little colourful jigsaw puzzle.  I like that the white outline really pops against the black background.


The sentiment, which I love, is from the new Be Kind Die Set.  I coordinated this with the purple stamens.   I have to say that I was ever so pleased with how this card came together. 

I am always pleased to see new Alphabet dies popping up, because I do enjoy mixing different fonts.   The new Mighty Alphabet is set to become a favourite, because I like to use slimline die-cut fonts on my cards.   


I combined my simple sentiment with some decorative paper from my Altenew Cheerful Meadow 6 x 6 inch paper set.  I like different textures on cards, so popped on a few black "gems" for a subtle sparkle when they catch the light.


The stamped "My Sweet Friend" sentiment is from my Sweetest Peas stamp set.


My final card project was created using the Lovely Envelope Die Set.


I stuck to a pastel colour combo for this one. I created different coloured layers on a 6 x 6 card base.  There are hearts and flowers combined in this versatile little set, so it would be perfect for Valentine's Day.  

The sentiment I used for this card is the Fancy Hello Die, which is a "go to" in my craft stash.

Giveaway Prizes


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/25/2021 for a chance to win. 


Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/27/2021.

 

Free Gift


Altenew are running a free gift promotion to celebrate the release. 

 

·  Get a FREE brand new Mighty Kind Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 10/19/2021 through 10/21/2021. Shop HERE!


Well that's my contribution to this blog hop.  I hope you like it, and hope you will continue on this hop, so that you don't miss any of the fabulous dies in this new release from Altenew.

I would love to know which of the products has caught your eye.  

Thank you for stopping by.

Altenew Blog

Vicky Papaioannou 

Amanda Baldwin

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Natasha Davies

Jenny Colacicco

Sandhya Iyer

Norine Borys 

Nathalie DeSousa

Seeka

Terri Koszler

Dana Joy 

Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Virginia Lu

Daniel Diaz

Laurie Willison 

Reiko Tsuchida

Linda Parker    <<<<YOU ARE HERE

Svitlana Shayevich

Lilith Eeckels

Nenette S. Madero

Maryam Perez

Joy Baldwin

Zinia Redo

Amy Hill 

Bridget Casey

Colleen Balija

Ishani

Joylita Dsouza

Rosie Neustaedter

Sande Woodson


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