We are releasing 18 stamp sets, 18 die sets, and 12 inks!
You are here from the talented Eunyoung Lee's place. If you just happen to stop by please start at the beginning from the Altenew blog. You can also find the complete hop list at the end of this post.
I made four cards to share with you! The first two cards feature the Smile More stamp set.
I watercoloured the background using distress stains and pencil coloured the flowers using Faber Castell classic pencils.
My card was severely lacking some bling so I added the smallest size sequins I could find as flower centers. Closeup photo below where you can see the colouring detail, a bit of masking I did and the sparkly sequins.
For my second card I went with a more messy, grungy watercolour style.
I am a little bummed that the photo didn't come out right.
I heat embossed my flowers in gold using Ranger Superfine Embossing Powder.
I watercoloured the flowers and leaves using Gansai Tambi watercolours and then fussy cut them.
There is a coordinating die for this stamp set too, I didn't have one but you can get from the store here.
I added a bit of gold watercolour to this blue green combination.
I love the two tone watercolouring, you will be seeing more of that in my next post.
It looks super messy but oh-so-gorgeous in person!
Even the background (that looks brown in photo) is gold!
These tapes are beautiful and the glitter doesn't come off (there is one in gold too!).
You should definitely get your hands on them.
For the above card I used "hello" from the Super Script Stamp set and white heat embossed the Basic Borders stamp on watercolour paper.
I watercoloured the background using distress stains.
For my card above I used Archival ink in Jet Black to stamp my "background" and watercoloured the piece with distress stains.
The word "Friend" is from the Super Script Stamp set, which I heat embossed on black cardstock.
That is all from my side today!
Now on to the good stuff!
*rubs hands together*
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.
I will also be picking out a winner from the comments left on my blog.
The winner will be winning a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store.
You have until February 2nd to leave comments.
The winner will be announced here on my blog on Saturday, February 4th.
Today I have an AWESOME news to share with you all!
After keeping it a secret for so long I can share with you guys.
The most amazing thing to have happen in 2016, that one E-mail. A very important one!
Can you believe this?!!!
I was invited to join the Altenew Card Design Team!!
Let's break into a dance, shall we?!
I am SO honoured and absolutely thrilled (read- going crazy doing the happy dance) to be part of this amazing design team!
I have shared my love for this company way too many times in the past so you all know how excited I must be right now!
I wanted to shout it out from the rooftop! For real.
You can check the announcement HERE on the Altenew blog,
To celebrate I have a card to share with you today.
I will be giving away this card to one of you!
I used the Peony Bouquet and Label Love stamp sets. I stamped the flowers using Ruby Red Crisp Dye Ink. The flowers are coloured using Faber Castell classic pencils. My Prismacolor arrives next week, I will try this background again!
I hope you like it!
I am over the moon excited to start this journey, it is a dream come true!
I have not stopped pinching myself!
Every few days it hits me and I am like "I can't believe I am part of Altenew. Crazy."
Thank you very much for stopping by! Wish me luck!
You have till 28th January to leave a comment. I will contact the winner via email.
You are here from the talented Sveta Fotinia's place. If you just happen to stop by my blog, consider yourself extremely lucky and know that I am part of Altenew's A Year in Review blog hop and there are prizes to win too! I absolutely LOVE this company and I know a lot of my friends love Altenew too!
You can find the HOP LIST at the bottom of this post.
Can you believe I am part of this hop?! ME! I am still pinching myself! LOOK at that hop list! Incredible!
We are showcasing our favourite cards that we made using Alenew products in 2016. Here are a few of mine.
I have added the link to the original post of my projects below the photo (in case you want to read the details) with a link to Altenew stamps.
I am one of the stops today, i.e. the 6th day of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza by the totally awesome Taheerah Atchia!
So excited and absolutely honoured to be part of this event again!
Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season!
This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win!
Today’s prize is generously supplied by Altenew so you’ll definitely want to win!
Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too!
I made two cards for this event. Here is my first card:
For both my cards I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamp set.
Here I used masking to create a floral border. I coloured the flowers using white Faber Castell classic pencil and a white gel pen.
The word "merry" is cut using Silhouette and I glittered the alphas to add the christmasy touch.
And my next card is a shaker card!
This one looks a lot like the one I made last year for Advent Calendar Extravaganza but I really wanted to make a typical red and gold Christmas card this time too and followed the inspiration graphic by Altenew. Here I have watercoloured the flowers using distress inks and added black paint splatters to the background.
You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win!
Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more!
You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!
Hi! I am Erum aka E.T.
I am in love with my cats, making cards and colouring!
I am a massive One Direction fan and love all things Super Heroes.
I started blogging in 2008. I go by Glitter & Swirls professionally, you can find the link to my FB page on the side bar.
I thank my blog buddies from the bottom of my heart. Without you guys I would not have come this far and learned so much more.
Thank you beautiful people you!