Thursday 11 April 2024

Altenew April 2024 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew April 2024 Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Kelly Girglione’s blog then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to the Altenew Blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $50 gift certificate to 4 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/17/2024 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/19/2024.

*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

For today’s blog hop I played with some newly released products to create beautiful paper anemones.

altenew april release
altenew april release

I die cut some flowers and leaves from Craft-A-Flower: Anemone Blue Poppy Layering Die Set out of white cardstock and used Enchanted Garden and Green Valley Fresh Dye Ink Bundles to colour all the elements. I inked my die cuts using Mini Blending Brush Set and Micro Blending Brush set, no.7 brush is perfect for smaller parts and tiny elements.

altenew april release

Here’s what the ready flowers look like after all elements have been put together. 

altenew april release

They can be used in so many ways, alone or combined with other elements to enhance any card or project. 

I quickly made a card using Petal Harmony Hot Foil Plate and Hot Foil Roll - Gold (Mirror) for the background of my anemone. The sentiment is from Thinking of You Stamp Set.

thinking of you
thinking of you
thinking of you

That’s it for me and your next stop is Emily Midgett.
You can find the full line up below.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday 1 April 2024

Altenew 10th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway (over $3,500 in Total Prizes)

Hello Everyone! Today I’m very honoured to be part of Altenew 10th-anniversary celebration! I can't believe it’s been 10 years already! I've been with the Altenew Design Team from the beginning and it’s been wonderful to watch how this company grow and evolve. A decade later I am still beyond thrilled and deeply honoured that I can be a part of this amazing experience! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

You should have arrived here from Jaycee Gaspar's blog, if not head back to the Altenew blog to make sure you don't miss a thing!

This is a big anniversary event with an amazing line up of designers taking part, loads of inspiration and amazing prizes up for grabs!
Giveaway Prizes
Over $3,500 in total prizes! We are giving away a $50 Altenew gift certificate to 10 winners, a $20 ArtistrybyAltenew gift certificate to 5 winners, and an online papercrafting class($39.99 value) from Altenew Academy Online Class to 14 winners. There are also 28 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 10 x $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
ArtistrybyAltenew: 5 x $20 ArtistrybyAltenew Gift Certificates
Altenew Academy: 14 x Online Papercrafting Classes($39.99 value each)
Crafter's Companion: 1 x Gemini II Die Cutting and Embossing Machine ($329 value)
LDRS Creative: 4 x $50 LDRS Creative Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: 5 x Online Card Classes ($25 value each)
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 Share Handmade Kindness goodies bag ($100 value)
Honey Bee Stamps: $100 Gift Certificate
Hero Arts: $100 Gift Certificate
Lawn Fawn: $100 Gift Certificate
Pink and Main: $100 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: $100 Gift Certificate
Taylored Expressions: $100 Gift Certificate
Gina K. Designs: $100 Gift Certificate
CraftStash: $100 Gift Certificate
Brutus Monroe: $100 Gift Certificate
Picket Fence Studios: $50 Gift Certificate
Pelletier Craft Studio: 3 x $25 Gift Certificates
Michelle's Cards and Stamps: AUD $100 Gift Certificate
Spellbinders Paper Arts: 2 x $25 Gift Certificates $50 Gift Certificate
My Craft Room: $50 Gift Certificate
Krafters Cart: $50 Gift Certificate
A Cherry on Top: $50 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
My Favorite Things: $50 Gift Certificate
Pinkfresh Studio: $50 Gift Certificate
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 Gift Certificate
Seize the Stamp: CHF 25 Gift Certificate
MarkerPop: $25 Gift Certificate
Auzz Trinklets N Krafts: AUD $25 Gift Certificate

Be sure to leave comments by 04/16/2024 for a chance to win one of 68 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!" 68 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 04/19/2024.

Altenew Anniversary Special Offers:

• 20% Off Crafter's Must-Have: Stampwheel on 04/01/2024 from 12:01 am EDT until 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: 
• Receive a FREE Zip 'n' Stash - Teal (1/pack) ($6.99 value) on orders over $69 on 04/01/2024 from 12:01 am EDT until 11:59 pm EDT. While supplies last, the free gift will be added to your cart automatically. Shop here → 
• Plus, get FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $29 (no code needed) or $10 OFF international shipping on orders over $129 with code HAPPY10TH at checkout. Valid from 04/01/2024 at 12:01 am EDT until 04/05/2024 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Shop here → 

For today’s Blog Hop I created a simple Thank You card.

thank you

I started by stamping a leafy branch image from Mini Delight: Plants & Vases Stamp & Die Set with Grass Field and Mountain Pine Crisp Dye Inks onto a green panel. Next, I used Grass Field Marker from Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F to add some small stems to the branches. As a final step I used Titanium White Artists' Gouache and #1 Artists' Watercolor Brush to paint little white flowers.

thank you

I attached my ready background to a card base and added the Thank You sentiment from Elegant Sayings Bundle.

thank you

thank you

thank you

That's it for me. Your next stop on the hop is Scrapbook Cards!
Here is the full line up for the blog hop today.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thank you for stopping by today and for hopping along with us!