Friday, 20 November 2015

Altenew + Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L collaboration blog hop


Hello everyone! Today our Altenew DT is teaming up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L team to bring you a fun collaboration blog hop! If you came here from Judy's blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Altenew Blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

For today’s hop I created a simple card using fabulous Beautiful Day set from November release along with Gold Pigment Powder:

thank you1

I stamped my images using VersaMark ink and dusted the gold powder over the stamped areas using a brush. Then I used another clean, soft brush to remove all traces of powder from the card. The “thank you” sentiment comes from the Baby Zoo stamp set and it's mounted with 3D foam squares.

thank you2


Giveaways:

There are two chances to win today!
1. To celebrate the collaboration blog hop, Altenew will draw two winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate.
2. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will also draw two winners who will each receive a prize pack valued at $30.

All comments must be left by Monday, Nov 23 11:59 EST. Winners will be announced on the Altenew and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blogs and on November 25th. Good luck!

Altenew bonus:

Get FREE U.S shipping on your order with code ALTENEWFRIDAY at checkout. Offer ends Friday, Nov 20th at 11:59 pm EST.

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Stephanie Schutze.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Friday, 13 November 2015

Altenew November Release Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew November Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Svitlana's blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Altenew blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

There are 10 new fabulous stamp sets and 6 types of 8.5" x 11" paper being released today and they are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store.

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three lucky winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Just leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, November 20, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win.

But that's not all! In addition, one winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post and will receive a $30 gift certificate!


Now onto my projects. My first card features the Beautiful Lady set. I wanted to keep it monochromatic so I stamped flowers in black and coloured them very lightly.

best wishes


For my next project I used beautiful flowers from the Oriental Orchid set to create simple place cards. First I created blank cards from cut and folded white cardstock. I painted them with a gold glitter and added names created with a label maker. Then I stamped flowers in black, fussy cut them and attached them to my place cards.

place cards set
place cards set
place cards set

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Aimes and I can't wait to see what she came up with today!

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Friday, 23 October 2015

Altenew + Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop


Hello everyone! Today I'm excited to be a part of a fun collaboration blog hop! Our Altenew DT is teaming up with the Pretty Pink Posh team, so if you came here from Amy Kolling's blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Altenew Blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

For today’s hop I created three gift tags using beautiful Wild Hibiscus stamp set from Altenew along with Stitched Tags dies from Pretty Pink Posh:

floral tags

I used watercolours to colour my flowers and added small clear droplets to finish them off. The “thank you” sentiment comes from the BabyZoo stamp set.

hibiscus tag


Giveaways: There are two chances to win today!

1. To celebrate the collaboration blog hop, Altenew will draw two winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to Pretty Pink Posh. Please leave a comment along the hop by Monday, Oct 26 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Wednesday, Oct 28.

2. Pretty Pink Posh will also draw two winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to Altenew. Please leave a comment along the hop for a chance to win. Good luck!

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Nichol Magouirk and the full line up for the hop can be seen below:

Altenew Blog 

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #94

Hi everyone! I didn't even realise how long it had been since I'd posted anything here! It has been crazy busy the last few months but here I am all back and ready for the next Runway Inspired Challenge!

Here's this week's look to inspire you:

source: vogue.com

And my take, as simple and monochromatic as it gets:

thank you


We would love for you to play along with us this week! Make sure to check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to play along and what you can win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Aga

Friday, 7 August 2015

Altenew July Release Blog Hop Winner

Hello everyone! I am sorry I'm late with announcing a winner for the Altenew July Release Blog Hop. So, without further ado a random winner of a $30 gift certificate to Altenew store is #177

Taunya Butler 25 July 2015 at 05:01 #177 

Your cards are amazing - love the blue and pink animal baby cards - so fresh and original looking!! And that floral card - WOW, what a breath of fresh air - so clean and crisp and awesome!!! Love your work!!

Congratulations Taunya! Please email the Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line Aga's July 2015 Blog Hop Winner to get set up with your prize!

Thank you everyone for taking part in the Blog Hop and for all your wonderful comments!
Aga

Friday, 24 July 2015

Altenew July Release Blog Hop

EDIT: This giveaway is closed and you can find the winner HERE


Hello and welcome to the Altenew July Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Jocelyn's blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Altenew blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

There are nine new fabulous stamp sets being released today and they are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store.

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to their online store. Just leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, July 31 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 1st.

But that's not all! In addition, one winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post and will receive a $30 gift certificate!

Now onto my cards, here's what I came up with for today's hop:

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My first card features the Fresh Freesia set. I stamped flowers in black and coloured them a little. To finish my card off, I added some delicate colour splatters.

It took me less than ten minutes to create the next two cards. They have pretty same design, I only used different colours and greetings. And these adorable stamps are from the Baby Zoo set!

baby girl

baby boy

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Marika and I can't wait to see what she came up with today!

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #88

Hi there! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Here's this week's look to inspire you:

source: style.com

  And here’s what I came up with based on the inspiration photo: 

 just a note 

I painted stripes in yellow and added some lines with a pink marker. To create my star embellishments I used the nested stars die set and the triangle background die

Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win! If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge: 

Gayatri * Heather *  Jen * Kristen * Lindsay * Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Friday, 10 July 2015

Studio Calico July Reveal

Hi everyone! I'm bit late with my reveal projects this month, but as they say, better late than never, right? Last week Studio Calico revealed their July kits along with launching a new website. If you are not familiar with all the changes that have taken place check out the Studio Calico blog for more details.

Today, I’m sharing a few cards I made using the Fairground main card kit and add-ons.

My first card is created with a stamp set from the main kit. I stamped images with black and added some colour with solid stamps:



For the next card I used the same set to create a fun pattern and used watercolours to colour it.


My next card is super quick and easy to create. I fussy cut some squares from the patterned paper pad and added a sentiment made with the Blackout alpha dies.


I love this month’s washi tape add-on. I used it to create a background for my last card. To finish it off I added a sentiment created with the Hey Girl craft die and gold stars stickers.



I had so much fun playing with this month's kit and I hope you feel inspired to check out these new products! You can also pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for more inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Studio Calico July Card Kit sneak peeks

Hi there! I’m popping in to share a couple of Studio Calico June's sneak peeks with you! These were made with the Fairground Main kit and add-ons. The full reveal is tomorrow at noon CST for subscribers and 3pm for everyone:


and until then here's a little peek:

sneak peek

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #85

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge and this week our challenge is sponsored by Winnie&Walter! Check out the inspiration look:

source: style.com


What inspired me this time was a pop of color peeking out from under a dark coat. Here’s what I came up with:

hugs

I used here floral images from the beautiful In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya set along with the "hugs" die cut. I accented some of the elements with a bit of Glossy Accents for some dimension and shine!

I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win!

If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Heather *  Jen * Kristen * Lindsay * Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Aga

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Studio Calico June Reveal

Hi everyone! Time definitely flies! I can’t believe June is almost here! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their June kits. They all were already available during an exclusive pre-sale for subscribers only and they are now available to everyone for purchase in the Studio Calico store! Be aware that they often sell out quickly, so get yours today to avoid disappointment!

Today, I’m sharing a few cards I made using the Galileo Main Card kit and add-ons.

For my first two cards I used an adorable stamp set from the main kit. The bunny, ice creams and gorgeous script sentiments - I am so in love with these stamps!

love summer

thank you

For this card I used the ice cream scopes to create a colourful background.

My last card is created with the Party Animals set by Life.Love.Paper (which also includes coordinating dies!). How cute are these party animals?! I created some fun pattern and added a touch of watercolours, allowing the ink to run a little.

fantastic birthday

All cards and envelopes I used here are from the Card Basics add-on.

I had so much fun playing with this month's kit and I hope you feel inspired to check out these new products! You can also pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for more inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Studio Calico June Card Kit sneak peeks

Hi there! I’m popping in to share a couple of Studio Calico June's sneak peeks with you! These were made with the Galileo Card Main kit and add-ons. The full reveal is tomorrow at noon CST for subscribers and midnight for everyone:


and until then here's a little peek:

sneak peek

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #84

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: style.com


A few things inspired me here. A bold element in the top corner, triangles and a colour combo and here’s what I came up with:

38


I cut out a "38" from a white cardstock, watercoloured and then run through the die cut machine with a triangle background die.

I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win! If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Kristen * Lindsay * Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Aga

Friday, 8 May 2015

Jane’s Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Jane’s Doodles Stamp Spotlight Blog Hop! If you came here from Miriam's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Jane's blog and start from there!

There are two new beautiful, floral stamp sets being spotlighted today. Jane is giving away both to one lucky winner, so be sure to leave comments on each blog along the hop for a chance to win:

Jane 
Miriam 
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Today I have two very similar cards to share since I wasn't sure which one I prefer more. Both are created using a new set called "Mom". For my first card I stamped flowers in purple ink onto a blue cardstock and used a blue marker to colour them:

best mom 1

For my second card I again stamped flowers in purple but this time I used a blue marker to colour my background:

best mom 2


That's all for me. Your next stop is our fab guest designer Jennifer McGuire!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #83

Hi everyone! It’s time for the new Runway Inspired Challenge! Check out this week's inspiration look:

source: style.com

Bold and colourful, that's what first came to my mind when I saw it. And here’s what I came up with:

hello

I cut out this beautiful floral cut file using my Silhouette Cameo, and used watercolours to paint it.

I hope you're inspired to play along with us! Make sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for all the details on how to enter and what you can win!

If you're looking for more inspiration then please check out what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge:

Gayatri * Jen * Kristen * Lindsay * Mayuri * Taheerah * Tasnim

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Aga

Monday, 4 May 2015

#NSDSC15

Last Saturday was a National Scrapbooking Day and we have been having lots of challenges over at Studio Calico blog. Today I’m popping in to share my take on challenge #05 which is to use your favourite Studio Calico stamp anywhere.

I wanted to make something different than a card and decided to create a stamped poster for my daughter’s bedroom.

SC NSD2015

It’s not a scrapbooking layout but it is definitely bigger compared to what I used to work with. First I printed out my sentence directly onto white cardstock and then I stamped a floral background using stamps from the Mother’s Day stamp set.

SC NSD2015
SC NSD2015
SC NSD2015


Hope you feel inspired to join in the fun! To be entered to win a prize from the Studio Calico simply post your project(s) in the Studio Calico Gallery by May 10th and add the tag #NSDSC5 in the description. Challenges may be combined - just add tags with right numbers in your description. Winners will be posted on Monday, May 11th!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Aga

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Studio Calico May Reveal

Hi everyone! Yesterday, Studio Calico revealed their May kits. They all were already available during an exclusive pre-sale for subscribers only and they are now available to everyone for purchase in the Studio Calico store! Be aware that they often sell out quickly, so get yours today to avoid disappointment!

Today, I’m sharing a few cards I made using the Carolina Moon main card kit and add-ons.

To create a background for my first card I used a small stamp from the set that comes with the main card kit. I stamped it in green, one by one to create a circular pattern. Then I just added this awesome cork DAD die cut:

dad

For my next card I created a background using a leaf stamp again from the set that comes with the main card kit.  The sentiment and number dies are from the Birthday Bear stamp and die set. I used the negative space from die cutting the numbers and replaced it with numbers cut from a red cardstock. I inlaid the red numbers into the negative space but I adhered them inside my card.:

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35a

My last card is also created with stamps from the main card kit set and the original inspiration for it was a kaleidoscope tin, one of my favourite childhood toy (a little tube with mirrors containing loose, coloured objects that show up as beautiful symmetrical patterns as the tube is rotated). I stamped the images with Emerald City, Mint Hint, Something Blue, Flamingo and Lemon Zest ink, then I finished my card off with a star shape die cut, a flair badge from the kit and a bit of white thread.

wonderful


I hope you feel inspired to check out these new products! You can also pop over to the Studio Calico gallery for more inspiration and ideas from the Creative Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Studio Calico May Card Kit sneak peeks

Hi there! I’m popping in to share a couple of Studio Calico May's sneak peeks with you! These were made with the Carolina Moon card kit and add-ons. The full reveal is tomorrow at noon CST for subscribers and midnight for everyone:


and until then here's a little peek:

sneak peek

Thanks for stopping by!
Aga