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

Monday, 4 April 2016

Altenew - Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop

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

 
Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop! If you came here from Yana'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!

It is a special blog hop for an amazing cause! Our goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please click HERE for all the details on how you can join in and support this card drive!

In addition, Altenew is releasing a special collection of new stamp sets which would be perfect for creating your Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards! These stamps will be released on April 4th, and 20% of the profits earned by Father’s Day will be donated.

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To celebrate this blog hop, Altenew will draw two lucky winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to their online store. Winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on the Altenew blog by Thursday April 8th.

In addition, one winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post and will receive a $30 gift certificate!

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For today's Blog Hop I created a card using one of the new stamp sets.

mom, you are my sunshine


I stamped this beautiful floral branch in dark green and used watercolours to colour it in. I also added green splatters for a bit more interest.

mom, you are my sunshine



That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is May 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

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Altenew March Release Blog Hop Winner

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


Congrats Nandini! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your gift certificate!

Thank you everyone for taking part in the Blog Hop and for all your wonderful comments!
Have a great weekend!

Aga

Monday, 14 March 2016

Altenew March Release Blog Hop

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


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew March 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 lots of fabulous products being released today! Stamps, dies, papers, inks and a set of acrylic blocks, 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. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win! You have until Friday March 18th to leave your comments.

In addition, one winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post and will receive a $30 gift certificate!

To celebrate today's release, I've created two cards to share with you. For my first card, I stamped images from "Daisy" stamp set and used three shades of the Altenew green inks. Then I stamped leaves onto white scrap cardstock and fussy cut them out. I attached them to my card and popped them out for some dimension.

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The sentiment id from "Thinking of you" stamp set.

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I’m so excited for new coordinating dies for older sets! For my second card I used “Beautiful Day” coordinating dies.

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For this card I also used a new stamp called “Snowing”. It’s a great background stamp but I decided to use it in a little different manner. I stamped it in black to mimic ink splatters.

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

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Altenew January Release Blog Hop Winner

Hi there! I am just popping to announce the winner of the $30 gift voucher for the Altenew January Release. Congratulations go out to:

Dolly Bhattacharjee

Congrats Dolly! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your gift certificate! 

Thank you everyone for taking part in the Blog Hop and for all your wonderful comments! 
Have a great weekend! 

Aga

Monday, 18 January 2016

Altenew January Release Blog Hop

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

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew January 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 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, January 22, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win.

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’ve got two similar cards but I have created them using different techniques. For my first card, I stamped images from the “Way too sweet” set in brown then I used markers to colour them in.

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For my second card I used a light brow ink to stamp the background and watercolours to colour my images and to add some ink splashes.

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That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Amy 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