Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello Everyone! Today I’m excited to be joining my super talented friend Taheerah in some special event called Advent Calendar Extravaganza!




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!

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Today I'm sharing a very simple one layer Christmas card created with non-holiday stamp set. I simply used a leaf stamp from the Remember This stamp set by Altenew to create my background.

season's greetings

I added a sentiment from Pine Tree mini stamp set and some small dots with red marker for the berries. To finish my card I added glossy accents for some shine and dimension. Quick and easy, perfect for last minute card makers! *wink*

season's greetings


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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! 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! Merry Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Aga

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Altenew November Release Blog Hop Winner

Hi there! It's time to announce the winner of the $30 gift voucher for the Altenew November Release. Congratulations go out to:


Congrats Tracy! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line "November 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

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Altenew & 25 days of Christmas Tags


Hello Everyone! Altenew is participating in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event and the Altenew DT has some beautiful tags to share with you today.

I’m sharing two similar tags that I made using non-traditional colours.

joy

joy

I started by creating my tags out of white cardstock and stamped my backgrounds using the Tiny Stars and Snowing background stamps. Then I used a pice of tissue paper and used the gold glitter tape to attach it to the tags. Next, I used the Floral shadow stamp and die set along with purple inks to create a main focal point of my tags. I inked the stamp with all shades of purple inks and stamped it a few times for a darker impression. To finish the tags I used a “Joy” word that was cut out of black cardstock.

joy

There are lots of guests, inspiration and giveaways every day for the entire event, so make sure you check out Tracy's blog to get more details.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a lovely Sunday!
Aga

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Altenew November Release Blog Hop


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew November Release Blog Hop! If you came here from the fabulous Kathy Racoosin, 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 16 stamp sets and 8 die sets being released today and they are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store. 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 Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.

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

There's also a free gift with every purchase! Place an order with Altenew and receive a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Thursday 11/17, 2016 at 11:59pm ET.

For today’s blog hop I created a one layer card using images from a set called Happy Dreams.

be a dreamer

I stamped my images in black and then I used a sponge dauber along with Midnight Violet and Ocean Waves inks to add colour to my background. To finish my card I used a white gel pen to add some dots in the centre of each feather.

be a dreamer

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

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

Aga

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Altenew + Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop


Hello everyone! Today I'm excited to be a part of a fun holiday collaboration blog hop with Pretty Pink Posh! If you came here from Amy Kolling's blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, head over to Altenew Blog, so that you don't miss out on all the stops along the way.

Our Altenew DT is teaming up with our friends from Pretty Pink Posh team, to bring you lots of holiday inspiration, plus some great giveaways and special offers!


Giveaways: There are TWO $100 prize packs from Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs. Two winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs along the way. Please leave your comments by Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at midnight EST to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh blogs on Thursday, November 3rd.


Special offers from Altenew & Pretty Pink Posh: Get 10% off your entire Altenew order with code ALTENEWLOVESPPP and Pretty Pink Posh order with code PPPLOVESALTENEW at checkout. Offers end Sunday, October 30, 2016, at midnight EST.


For today’s hop I would like to share with you a gift-wrapping project. Making your own packaging is really fun and easy, and it gives a wonderful personal touch to any gift. I used a small background stamp called Snowing to create my own stamped wrapping paper. I stamped it using black ink onto white paper. Then I used a paper string to tie my wrapped gift.

season's greetings


Next I used stamps and dies from the Beautiful Day Set to decorate my present. I stamped the images using shades of green and black ink as I wanted to keep everything in monochromatic colours.

season's greetings


To finish my project I added two tags I created using the Stitched Labels 1 Dies from Pretty Pink Posh. I cut them out of white and black cardstock and stamped a sentiment from the Pine Tree Stamp Set.

season's greetings


That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Heather Hoffman!

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

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Winnie & Walter World Cardmaking Day 2016 Blog Hop



Hello and a very Happy World Card Making Day to everyone! Today I'm excited to join Winnie & Walter along with lots of talented designers for a special blog hop celebration in honour of World Card Making Day!

If you came here from Kate Capper’s blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Winnie & Walter and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

Of course, you can't have a blog hop without prizes, right? 3 random winners in total will be drawn from all the comments left on the different stops along the hop. Each winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter shop.

For today’s hop, I created a clean and simple card using stamps from In Bloom: Anna's Flora stamp set and the Thanks Cutaway.

thanks

I stamped the images to create some geometric pattern and used markers to add colour to it. The Thanks sentiment was cut out of black cardstock.

thanks

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Keren Baker.

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

Monday, 8 August 2016

Altenew July Release Blog Hop Winner

Hello! I'm just popping in to announce the winner of the $30 gift voucher for the Altenew July Release Blog Hop. Congratulations go out to:


Congrats Helen! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line "July 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