Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway



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

Today I'm very excited to join Altenew along with lots of talented designers for a special blog hop celebration in honour of the amazing community of crafters.

Crafting is one of my favourite hobbies and I feel very lucky to be a part of such a supportive and amazing community! It’s always so inspiring and motivating and I’m very grateful for all the opportunities and experiences that this community has provided me. I hope someday I will be able to meet and hug some of my online friends in person!

So back to the blog hop, to celebrate our unique community there are special offers and prizes up for grabs!

Special Offer
FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:


Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines
Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1-year subscription

Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 20 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.

In addition, one winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post and will receive a $20 gift certificate!

For today’s hop, I created a clean and simple card using a beautiful Crafty Friends stamp set, perfect for creating cards for all the crafty friends in our live!


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To thank you for your visits, support and always thoughtful comments I would love to mail this card to someone chosen from the comments, just let me know if you would like to receive it!

That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is My Sweet Petunia.

Here is the full line up for the blog hop today:


Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga
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Friday, 13 October 2017

Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner


Hello! I do apologise for the delay of the announcement! The winner of the $30 gift voucher for the Altenew September Release is:


Congrats Kirsty! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 31/10/2017 with the subject line Altenew September 2017 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!
Have a great weekend!
Aga

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Winnie & Walter World Cardmaking Day 2017



Hello Everyone and Happy World Card Making Day! Today I'm excited to join Winnie & Walter along with lots of talented designers for a special blog hop celebration in honour of WCMD! If you came here from Miriam Pranter’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!

To celebrate this bog hop, 5 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 a leaf stamp from In Bloom: Renee's Leaves set and Thanks Cutaway.

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I stamped my leaves in light pink colour and used alcohol markers to colour them in. Next, I added the “thanks” sentiment which I die cut out of black cardstock and popped up with foam squares for dimension. To finish my card I added a stripe of gold glitter washi tape at the bottom.

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That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Kate M Capper.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew September Release Blog Hop, Day 2! If you came here from Erum’s blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Altenew Scrapbook Blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

There are lots of new products being released today! Some fabulous stamp sets, dies and re-inkers 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 Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, October 7th.

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

For today’s blog hop I’ve created three cards to share with you. For my first card, I used a beautiful floral set called Winter Rose along with new Framed Die Set.

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I used two shades of green to stamp leaves in the centre of my card and added my frame die cut popped with 3d foam tape. I also used the remaining centre of the die cut and stamped my sentiment on it.

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To create my second card I used Majestic Mistletoe Stamp Set. I chose to use here the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Sea Glass, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen for the leaves along with Puffy Heart and Buttercream for the berries.

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I started by stamping the sentiment in black, and then I created my background. To finish my card I used black marker to add little dots on the berries.

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My last card is very quick and simple. I used here stamps from Winter Rose set to create a very CAS Christmas card.

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I inked leaves with Forest Glades and Evergreen and used Crimson and Ruby Red for the flower and stamped a floral arrangement. The sentiment comes from Peace on Earth Stamp Set and was stamped with Ruby Red ink.

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

Here is the full line up for the blog hop today.

Altenew Scrapbook Blog 
Kristina Werner 
Laura Bassen 
Erum Tasneem 
Agnieszka Malyszek <-- you are here
Kymona Tracey
Virginia Lu 
Keeway Tsao 
Yoonsun Hur
Marika Rahtu 
Reiko Tsuchida 
Therese Calvird 
Terhi Koskinen

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

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Altenew August Release Blog Hop Day 2 Winner


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


Congrats Zelda! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 31/09/2017 with the subject line "Altenew August 2017 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

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Altenew August Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew August Release Blog Hop Day 2! If you came here from Laura Jane’s blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to the Altenew Scrapbook Blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

There are 13 new stamp sets, 12 die sets, and the new storage pouches 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 Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd.

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

Now let me share what I have created for today's blog hop. For my first card I used the beautiful Doodled Lace Cover Die. I’m in love with this die, it has a perfectly delicate and feminine look. 

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I cut the lace out of white cardstock and lightly brushed over it with a sponge dauber using Sand Dunes ink. Then I used Altenew pink marker to add a little bit more colour and adhered to kraft cardstock base. My XO sentiment was cut out of glitter gold cardstock with Bold Alphabet die set.

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For my next card I used a great frame stamp from the Framed Stamp Set. First I stamped a floral background using Floral Fantasy set and some Altenew Crisp Dye inks: Pink Diamond, Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect, Sand Dunes, Sea Glass, Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades.

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Then I stamped in black and fussy cut the frame. The “thank you” sentiment comes from the Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set.

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For my last project I used the Envelope Liner Die Set and created a matching envelope for the previous card. I again used the Floral Fantasy stamp set and the same ink pads to create my background. A tiny leaf on the back of the envelope was stamped with Sand Dunes ink and cut out using Fantasy Floral Die set.

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That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Kimberly Crawford 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, 31 July 2017

Altenew July Release Blog Hop Winner


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


Congrats Viktoriya! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 31/08/2017 with the subject line "Altenew July 2017 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!
Have a great week!
Aga

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew July Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Marika’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 some new fabulous stamps, dies and inks being released today and they are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store.

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw FIVE lucky winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th. 

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

For today’s blog hop I’ve created three simple one-layer cards using the new stamp sets. For my first card, I used a beautiful Floral Fantasy Stamp Set. I stamped flowers using shades of pink: Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Ruby Red from the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. For the leaves I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen.

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The Thank You sentiment comes from the new Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set.

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To create my second card I used another beautiful floral set called Sketchy Floral. It’s a large whimsical floral image, great for any projects, cards or scrapbook layouts. I simply stamped it with Forest Glades ink and used Altenew green markers to colour some of the images.

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To finish my card I stamped the hello sentiment in black.

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And for my last card I used the new Indoor Garden Stamp Set. Love this clean and modern stamp set with a variety of potted plants with a beautiful painted look! Perfect for CAS cards! Here's what I came up with using this set.

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I stamped a few different plant images in a row and for my sentiment I again used the sentiment from the Sketchy Floral set.

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That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Kymona Tracey!
Here is the full line up for the blog hop today.




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

Aga

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coral Charm Release

Hello Everyone and welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower Release! Every month on the 15th Altenew has a special release of a new Build-A-Flower set and this month it's a beautiful set called Build-A-Flower: Coral Charm. This will only be available as a set with coordinating die and you can purchase it at the Altenew online store.


To celebrate this special release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win!

Here's my card, I created using the new set. I stamped the floral images at the bottom of my card using a masking technique. First, I stamped all the outline images with black ink, then I used the Cotton Candy, Purple Wine, Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp Dye Inks to stamp the other layers. I also used some markers to colour the small flowers.

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I can't wait to see what you create with this beautiful set!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice weekend!
Aga

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Altenew June 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner


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

Cyndi Morris

Congrats Cyndi! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 31/07/2017 with the subject line "Altenew June 2017 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

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Altenew June 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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


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

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Tuesday, June 20th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Thursday, June 22nd.

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

There are eleven stencils being released today and they are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store. I love using stencils, they are such a great tool to have on hand! They can be used with lots of different mediums and they are an excellent way to add unique and beautiful designs to any project quickly and easily. Today I have three simple one layer cards to share with you using some of the newly released stencils.

For my first card, I used the Splatter Stencil to create a background.

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First I applied blue ink with a sponge dauber and then I stamped small flowers from the Crafty Friends Stamp Set to create a pattern. I used Altenew markers to add colours and details to some of the flowers. To finish the card I stamped two sentiments in black.

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For my next card, I used a great geometric stencil called Layered Kaleidoscope Stencil A. I chose to use here three different Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Sea Glass, Frayed Leaf and Dusk and applied them with a sponge dauber.

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To finish my card I used stamps from the Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set. I stamped a bold round sentiment with black ink in the centre of the pattern and added some black stars here and there.

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For my last card today, I used the Watercolour Stripes Stencil, which I love! This stencil is a fun way to create a watercolour effect, without having to get out your watercolours! I simply blended two inks (Cotton Candy and Mango Smoothie) over the stencil with the sponge dauber and then added some ink splatter for more artistic look. Such a perfect and mess-free result without much effort!

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The last step was to stamp images from the Floral Shadow Stamp Set with black ink in the centre of my card.

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That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is amazing Lydia Evans and I can't wait to see what she came up with today! If you want to start from the beginning to check all the amazing projects along the way here is the full list:



Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sveta Fotinia
Sandra Dietrich
Yoonsun Hur
Erum Tasneem
Laura Bassen
Enza Gudor
Agnieszka Malyszek <--- you are here
Lydia Evans
Kymona Tracey
Debby Hughes
May Sukyong Park
Terhi Koskinen
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Therese Calvird
Lilith Eeckles

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

Aga

Friday, 2 June 2017

Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner


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


Congrats Suzanne! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 31/07/2017 with the subject line "Altenew May 2017 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

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew May Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Sveta’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 some fabulous stamps, dies and embossing powders 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 Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

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


Today I have three, very CAS cards to share, using the newly released products. For my first card, I used a stamp from the new Watercolor Frames stamp set to create a subtle backdrop for a cake from Cake Love Stamp Set.


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I used Altenew Markers to do some colouring and used a shape from Simple Flowers Die Set to cut out the stamped cake.

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For my next card, I again used a stamp from the Watercolor Frames set for the background. This time I inked the image with three different colours of ink to achieve a fun ombre look.

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As my focal point, I used a beautiful image from Under the Cherry Blossom Tree stamp set. I stamped it with black ink and cut out using the coordinating die.

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For my last card today, I used Enchanted Iris Stamp Set. I simply ink part of the flower stamp and stamped them in a row.

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I used markers to do some simple colouring and added the sentiment to finish off the card.

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This is the last stop on the blog hop today, I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and the inspiration from everyone! If you want to start from the beginning to check all the amazing projects along the way here is the full list:

Agnieszka Malyszek <-- you are here