Friday, 29 July 2016

Altenew July Release Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew July Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Amy Gray's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, head back over to the Altenew blog to begin the hop.

There are 16 new fabulous stamp sets, paper and washi tape 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 $50 gift certificate to their online store. Just leave a comment on the Altenew Blog, by Friday, August 5, 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 6 on the Altenew blog.

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 card. For today's hop I decided to play with a new stamp set called: Remember This. It’s another gorgeous floral set to add to the collection and I’ve been itching to ink it up since I got it!

you are precious

I used some of the outline images to create a simple floral frame in the centre of my card. Then I used solid stamps to add some colour using two and three step images. I used here the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Jet Black, Evergreen, Forest Glades, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Warm Sunshine. I also used Copic markers to colour the small flower stamp.

you are precious

To finish my card, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a circle piece of black cardstock.

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Eunyoung Lee.

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

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Altenew + MISTI Blog Hop


Hello everyone! Today our Altenew DT is teaming up with My Sweet Petunia to bring you a fun collaboration blog hop full of inspiration! If you came here from Francine Vuilleme'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!

Be sure to visit each blog for your chance to win! There are TWO mini MISTIs from My Sweet Petunia and THREE $30 gift certificates from Altenew up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop and they will be announced on the My Sweet Petunia and Altenew blogs on July 3, 2016.


Now onto my card. For today’s hop I created a stamped background using beautiful Vintage Flowers set. To stamp my pattern I used Mini MISTI and I love how this tool makes stamping quick and easy! Especially when it comes to using multi-layer stamps it really helps to line images up easily!

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I used here two shades of green (Evergreen and Forest Glades) and to finish my card, I stamped sentiment from Sohcahtoa set on a circle die cut. I again used MISTI tool to repeat a part of the pattern on the die cut panel and then popped it up with foam tape.

i miss you 2


That’s it for me. Your next stop on the hop is Ilina Crouse!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Aga

Friday, 27 May 2016

Altenew + Tombow USA collaboration blog hop


Hello everyone! Today Altenew is teaming up with Tombow USA to bring you a fun collaboration blog hop! If you came here from Cynthia Banessa’s blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Tombow USA blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

For today’s hop I created a clean and simple card using products from both companies. I used beautiful flowers from Wild Hibiscus set and a masking technique to stamp my floral arrangement.

thank you


Next I used Tombow bright brush pens to colour the images in. I wanted to get a softer watercolour look, so I blended the colours using an acrylic block as a palette. I brushed my markers across the acrylic block several times, added a little amount of water and painted my images using a water brush.

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To finish my card I added a hexagonal tag and used Majestic Bloom die set to cut the “thank you” sentiment out of black cardstock.


Giveaway:

To celebrate the collaboration blog hop, Altenew will draw two winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store and Tombow USA will draw two winners who will each receive a $30 prize pack. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop left by June 3rd and they will be announced on the Tombow USA and Altenew blogs on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Lauren Fitzmaurice!

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

Friday, 20 May 2016

Altenew May Release Blog Hop Winner

Hello! It’s time to announce the winner of the $30 gift voucher for the Altenew May Release Blog Hop. Congratulations go out to:


Congrats Meralyn! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line "May Release Blog Hop Winner from Aga's Blog" to claim your gift certificate! 

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

Friday, 13 May 2016

Altenew May Release Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew May Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Altenew Blog, then you are on the right track. If not head back over there, as you won't want to miss anything!

There are 16 new fabulous stamp sets and 10 dies 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 $50 gift certificate to their online store. Just leave a comment on the Altenew Blog, by Thursday, May 19, 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Friday, May 20.

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. Today, I made two cards using brand new and gorgeous floral sets. As you have probably noticed, I love floral stamps, so I was really happy and excited when I first saw the new release!

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For my first card, I stamped images from Majestic Bloom set in two shades of green (Evergreen and Forest Glades inks) to create a floral wreath. Then, I drew a few little flowers with a pink marker and added green splatters here and there. To finish my card, I used the new coordinating die set and I cut the “thank you” sentiment out of black cardstock.

thank you 2


For my second card I used set called Spring Daisy.

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I stamped my floral arrangement in black and then I used solid stamps to add some colour to it. I used here Lavender Fields ink for flowers and two greens (Evergreen and Frayed Leaf) for leaves. For the sentiment I used the Thinking of You stamp set and to finish my card I added black splatters for a bit more interest.

I am here for you 2


That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is my talented teamie Amy Gray 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

Monday, 11 April 2016

Altenew - Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop Winner

Hello! It’s time to announce the winner of the $30 gift voucher for the Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop. Congratulations go out to:


Congrats Berina! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop Winner to claim your gift certificate!

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

Friday, 8 April 2016

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop



Hello Everyone! Today I’m very honoured to be participating in the Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop! Altenew is a relatively young but such a great company with amazing people and I really appreciated the chance to be part of their Design Team! Congrats on 2 wonderful years, Altenew!

You should have arrived here from Simon Says Stamp, if not head back to Altenew blog to make sure you don't miss a thing!

This is a three day event with an amazing line up of designers taking part, loads of inspiration and amazing prizes up for grabs! Leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew!

There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:


Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

Altenew Special Offer:
  • First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)
  • Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)

So now, onto my card! For today's Blog Hop I created a simple, one layer card using Painted Flowers set from Altenew very first release! Fabulous layering flowers stamps from Altenew are my favourite and this set is no exception!

thank you

I stamped the outline images in black and then used Altenew inks to stamp the layers. Evergreen and Forest Glades for leaves and Lavender Fields along with Midnight Violet for my flowers. I also added some black splatters for a bit more interest. The sentiment is from Sohcahtoa set.

thank you

That's it for me. Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Melania Deasy!

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