Monday, 16 February 2015

Altenew February 2015 blog hop!

Vintage Rose Birthday
Hey!

Happy Monday! I hope you've had a lovely weekend whether you celebrated Valentine's or not. We celebrated our first Valentine's as husband and wife by going to see Scott Bradley's Postmodern Jukebox live here in Sheffield. It was AMAZING! If you're a fan of talent and a classic spin on modern pop songs then I highly recommend them. :)

But I digress. I'm not here to babble. I'm actually posting today as part of an amazing blog hop to celebrate Altenew's release of new goodies!


Welcome to Altenew's first 2015 blog hop! Not yet a year old, this company was launched in April 2014, and has quickly gained recognition among paper crafters. All the stamps that you will see being used here are available for purchase at the Altenew store and for pre-order at Simon Says Stamp.

Well I can hardly believe that I've been asked to be part of such an amazing line up of amazing talent. I'm pretty sure Altenew owners, Jennifer and Tasnim have the wrong Amy Gray LOL! But I'm here now anyways! You should have hopped here from the delightful Donna Mikasa. If you haven't, then be sure to start out at Altenew HQ.

I created three cards using some fabulous new stamp sets from the release. I had plenty more sketched out and only time stopped me from inking my little heart out! The first card uses three sets, Birthday Greetings (an essential set for any cardmaking stamper IMHO!), Wood Pallet Background and Vintage Flowers. All three sets will remain on my desk within grabbing distance for sure! The flower and leaves were a breeze to stamp using three different shades of ink and are so detailed! Great if you're not a fan of colouring. ;)

For my next card I got busy with the set, Halftone Thanks:

thanks a million

I kept it very simple for this card to let that awesome halftone stamp shine. The ombre look is still on trend and this stamp makes it so easy to get the look. I think I might have to make more of these in different colour ways. :)

Finally, an extremely simple card for my brother's birthday:

let's celebrate

This card uses a combination of Birthday Greetings and Invisible Numbers. I have Project Life in mind for Invisible Numbers since receiving our wedding photographs, but I love how it can be used to create personalised birthday cards too. It was an added bonus that the 'let's celebrate' sentiment from Birthday Greetings uses the same font and was just the right length to sit underneath the date. FYI – the format of dates here in the UK start with the number first rather than the month. ;)

Now a blog hop wouldn't be a blog hop without some prizes along the way, right? To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments on the Altenew blog.

There's more! I will choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be two stamp sets of your choice. You have until Friday February 20th, 11.59pm EST to leave your comments. You may enter up to two comments on:
  • The project or the stamps
and/or
The winner will be announced on Saturday February 21st at 9.00am EST – good luck! :D

Well that's all from me, thanks so much for stopping by. It's now time for you to hop along and check some more Altenew goodness from the marvellous Melania Deasy! 

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Amy McCue said...

Gorgeous. I love the wood background.

Kailash said...

Gorgeous designs, love your cards showcasing the different stamp sets!!!

Kailash said...

I already like altenew on Facebook!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun samples TFS

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the balloons!

Kristie Goulet said...

I like Altenew on FB!

jenn p said...

Love the cards. The rose is awesome. Love the balloon on the bday card also.

Oreety said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the stamp sets, particularly the vintage floral set!

erin lee creative said...

So pretty, Amy! I am loving those flowers. Gorgeous!

erin lee creative said...

I like Altenew on Facebook, of course!

jenn p said...

I love that pink rose. Beautiful card.

fyk said...

Beautiful cards...love the simplicity of both...esp the birthday card!

fyk said...

I already like Altenew on facebook as well :)

Amy C. said...

I love your bright and colorful cards. The woodgrain background is my favorite!

Amy C. said...

I follow Altenew on FB.

Zoe Guest said...

I love how clean and striking your cards are, super inspirational! Thank you

Ruby N said...

Beautiful cards. Love this release!!!!!

Zoe Guest said...

I like Altenew on facebook

Ruby N said...

I like on Facebook

Theresa Knopf said...

I'm a new follower. Cute cards and thanks for the chance to win.

Deb said...

That halftone sentiment stamp is cool!

Skraperella said...

Your cards are lovely Amy! My favourite stamp set is definitely the vintage flowers. Thanks for the chance to win 😄

Skraperella said...

Your cards are lovely Amy! My favourite stamp set is the vintage flowers. Thanks for the chance to win 😄

Skraperella said...

I liked Altnew on Facebook

Patricia Trott said...

Very lovely cards!

Kimberly Street said...

Beautiful cards!

Kimberly Street said...

I follow altenew on facebook

Jackie Parkins said...

I love your cards, these new stamps are fabulous. I love that Pallet Background stamp.

Jackie Parkins said...

I follow Altenew on Facebook.

Sue McRae said...

Love the combination of the Wood Pallet background with the Vintage Flowers!

Sue McRae said...

I already follow Altenew on Facebook.

terrie said...

You did a great job on making cards with this stamp set
Each of your card is clean and crisp
Thanks for great looking cards
Well done

Christine R. said...

Great new release! Thanks for the inspiration.

Christine R. said...

I like and follow Altenew on facebook.

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful cards indeed :D
Dolly!

Sam Olden said...

Love the layered flower.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow, I love the invisible numbers and they are great for masculine cards of every kind! Need this set!

Streetscrapper said...

I can't believe that Altenew is not even a year old! WOW! Amazing company and I adore this new release! Your cards are awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Amies. Love the gorgeous flowers on the first one. The halftone thanks is awesome!

aaga said...

Mmmm, have to buy some stamps before someone else grabs - they sell out so quickly! Thanks for the ideas!

Shelly said...

Beautiful cards!

Monika/Buzsy said...

I already 'like' Altanew on Facebook. :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Lovely cards ! The pretty bloom looks fab on woodgrain bg..

Carolyn Steele said...

Love, love, love the 'Thanks' cards with the trimming along the bottom. So clever

Shelly said...

And I already 'like' on Facebook! ;)

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! What an amazing card Amy!

nupurcreatives said...

Your cards are so beautiful... :)

nupurcreatives said...

Love the new release by Altenew :)

stamping sue said...

terrific cards!
stamping sue
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Dana Desmond said...

The rose set is my favorite out of this release. So beautiful.

Dana Desmond said...

I liked Altenew on Facebook.

Dafne Guasch said...

Love these cards. Those balloons are pretty.

cropmom66 said...

I love the Halftone Thanks card. Such a cool effect.

cropmom66 said...

I Liked Altenew on Facebook!

Helen Kalb said...

I would have choosen the same sets to work with! I love the half-tone thanks and the invisible numbers.
Your cards are great :)

Helen Kalb said...

Oh and I think I am going to have to start following you, thanks for the discovery Altenew!

Julie Pike said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the clean and simple Thanks. I love your style. 😊

Julie Pike said...

I liked Altenew on FB

Beatrice Lawson said...

I already follow Altenew on FB!

you'll find me: said...

So beautiful!

you'll find me: said...

I liked Altenew on FB!

Bastel-Troll said...

I love your partial diecutting but the simple birthday card is really great!!!

Barb said...

Loved Altnew on facebook!

Dottie J said...

There is something special about that woodgrain background. Also loving the invisible alphanumerics. Beautiful cards showcasing some very original stamp sets.

Carol Doggett said...

I love the wood pallet background with these gorgeous flowers!!! Awesome!

Carol Doggett said...

I liked Altenew on FB as well.

Quiche said...

I'm liking that woodgrain stamp a little more every time I see it in "action." :)

DoofyJEss2 said...

Happy Post-Valentine's Day!! I'm glad to hear you had such a lovely first vday as husband and wife!!! Your cards are gorgeous!! I especially love the first one. "Vintage Flowers" looks like so much fun!!! I also especially love the unique balloon in "Birthday Greetings"!

DoofyJEss2 said...

I already like Altenew on Facebook!

Kate said...

I like the simplicity of your cards... simple always packs more of a punch. Love the half tone and invisible numbers. Thank you!

Jayell said...

Great cards, and I love all these stamp sets too

QuilterLaura said...

Love the "thanks" stamp. Great easy cards, ty!

QuilterLaura said...

I have liked altenew on facebook.

Tracey Mallaghan said...

Love your cards, I'm not such a good colourer... I don't think that Is a word... I really love the tone on tone. I am so chuffed they picked you... despite your surprise ;) as I have found you now and intend to stalk... that is follow your awesome blog x

Penny said...

I love the clean designs, the birthday card is perfect and I love the halftone thanks cut away at the bottom - super idea!

Penny said...

I like Altenew on Facebook too.

Angie Elliott said...

I really like your cards! Beautiful !

theCook said...

Absolutely love the grey wood background on your first card!

Angie Elliott said...

I really like your cards they are beautiful!

Anne said...

Love the wood pallet and flower set combination!

Lolo said...

Wow your first card has blown me away. I love how the wood pallet background creates such a warm vibe. Thanks for sharing!

craftjunkiesc said...

Love the wood grain background, but those invisible number stamps are AWESOME. SOOOOOO many ways to use them.

Angie Elliott said...

I didn't realize that Altenew is such a young company. Their products are top notch.

Karen King said...

I really like the look of those invisible numbers! The whole release is great though!

jw said...

Your cards are great - the one with the vintage flower is definitely my favorite!

jw said...

I liked Altenew on Facebook!

karenb said...

Great cards!

Sue in Grapevine said...

Great cards! Love the font choices on these stamps.

Sue in Grapevine said...

I liked Alte&New on facebook.

Becky_477 said...

Very pretty! Love each card.

Kanan Pandya said...

Love your elegant and cute cards. Great design and love the simplicity. :-)

Carol McGregor said...

Love your cards. Love the vintage flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Kanan Pandya said...

I already liked Altenew on Facebook. :-)

Brandi R said...

Lovely cards! Love that wood background on the first one ♥

Brandi R said...

Already a follower of Altenew on FB ;)

Jill said...

Love your cards and style--thanks for sharing!!!!!

Michele Clay said...

Sweet card showcasing this awesome Vintage Flowers! And a perfect guy card with the Invisible Numbers! Thanks for inspiring me!

tndj said...

love the projects and the woodgrain is a neat stamp to have.

Shirley said...

Neat cards. I really like the birthday card you made for your bother.

Michele Clay said...

I like Altenew on Facebook! And, I love how you fussy cut under the Thanks sentiment! Wow!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love your cards! I love Altenew stamp sets and this new release looks like a winner.

Patty said...

Two fabulous cards!! Love how you cut around the Thanks stamp on your first. Love the CAS birthday card you made for your brother with the bright balloon color!!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful cards!

nic_003_5 said...

love your ideas and the woodgrain

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

I sooo need to get me the Vintage Flowers and the Halftone Hello stamp sets.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

And I am already a follower on FB :-)

Maaike Uijthoven said...

great cards, the pixeled sentiment is fab!

Cheryl Sager said...

Love the simple look with such awesome stamps.

luluvision said...

I love the pallet stamp background! Am definitely going to get that even if I don't win! ;-)

luluvision said...

I also like them on Facebook!

Amante del Papel said...

all your cards are so beautiful, I love it!

Sheila H said...

I like Altenew on Facebook

Jan said...

Love the super simple invisible number stamp.

Teresa said...

Those vintage flowers are so beautiful. I would love to win a set. Thank you.

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous cards Amy! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

Pam Sparks said...

I follow Altenew on FB! TY!

conil said...

Have been a Facebook follower since the beginning.

conil said...

Your cards are always such a pleasure to look at, and these are no exception. Love the wood panel behind that spectaculare flower And the clean lines of your other two cards is so appealing.

jamie vanskiver said...

Lovely cards!!! I love the font on the birthday card and I'm really lovin the Invisible Numbers stamp set! My niece and nephew are twins and there birthday is the same as your brother's lol! This card would be perfect-A red balloon for my nephew and a pink balloon for my niece :) Thank you for the inspiration!!!

jamie vanskiver said...

I like Altenew on facebook!

Susan said...

Love the building stamps by Altenew, they do such a great job with them. Love your cards!

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Gantastic cards. Love that rose.

Donna Whitten said...

Wonderful cards, love these stamps!

Me said...

I love the simplicity of these!

Roberta (Stampin'nana) said...

That's what I call CAS Beauties, Amy! Love how the attention is directed right to the point of the card~

Barb Ghig said...

Really GORGEOUS cards, Amy! You have really showcased these new stamp sets beautifully!

BichonBabe said...

Love Altenew stamps. I have never seen flowers stamps as beautiful.

Carisa said...

Wow, gorgeous CAS cards - I absolutely love the wood palette stamp!

Carisa said...

also following Altenew on FB. :D Thanks for the chances to win.

Me said...

I have like Altenew on FB :)

Jacqueline Stephens said...

Very pretty cards. I love the way you trimmed the border under the 'thanks', Thank you for sharing.

Nancy L. said...

Such a beautiful flower!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Betty Keefe said...

as always - gorgeous cards, Amy!!

Carolee McCaslin said...

I liked Altenew on facebook:)

Susan said...

I have already liked Altenew on Facebook :)

Jessica Strider said...

Great cards! I love the invisible numbers and those flowers are super pretty.

Debbie Br said...

I liked Altenew on FB !!!!!!

Cheryl H said...

Beautiful cards! Did you hand cut below the "Thanks"? Amazing job...

Cheryl H said...

I've liked Altenew on Facebook for a while now... one of my favorite stamp companies.

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Wood background is amazing! Love your card, especially thanks card)

Nicole Renee said...

So much beauty and talent in these cards! Love!

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Wood background is amazing! Love your card projects especially thank card

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Liked on Facebook

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are not overly-fussy. Very pretty.
Love how the thanks makes the edge of the first card.
thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

I love how you attached the thanks card with the bottom trimmed around the letters-creates a very nice effect!

Houses Built of Cards said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! I'm not surprised at all to see you included - I always love seeing what you make! LOVE the idea of the birthday card for your brother - perfect guy card!

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Houses Built of Cards said...

I also already like Altenew on Facebook! :-)

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Anonymous said...

I follow Altnew on FB and IG. Just love the Invisible Numbers set and what you have done with it. That "28" stands out in a really unique way. Linda Lipford

barbara macaskill said...

I am loving the Invisible Numbers stamps!! They are at the tippity top of my NEED list! The half tone thanks is also at the top! I love the effect it gives! Great cards! TFS!

barbara macaskill said...

I follow Altenew on Facebook!

Fran said...

Beautiful cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

I "like" Altenew on FB.

Anonymous said...

I follow Altnew on FB and IG. What I noticed was your use of the Invisible Numbers set; that "28th" is definitely there but it isn't...just really makes the card for me. Linda Lipford

Jacki said...

Oh wow, I love the half tone thanks and the invisible numbers!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm loving these new Altenew stamp sets and the beautiful results they give.

Dave and Pam said...

I love the circle behind the flowers with the sentiment on it!

Dave and Pam said...

I already follow Altenew on Facebook.

Dan DePasquale said...

Again, love the Wood Pallet background stamp and really love how you showcased the halftone THANKS. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!!😀😀

Brenda in IN said...

Love these cards, especially the Thanks card.

Karen said...

Great cards! Those invisible numbers are wonderful!

MarthaG said...

Those invisible numbers are very cool.

Donna Dacy said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the rose layering stamp. It makes such lovely cards. I also love the wood background stamp. Your choice of colors is wonderful. Great job! TFS

Tina Flesher said...

Great cards! I can't get over the detail in the flower stamps!!

Beth H. said...

These cards are awesome! Love the color choices and layouts. I can't believe that you were able to see Scott Bradley! Love Postmodern Jukebox! Thanks for your paper crafting inspiration!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love those numbers and the half tone thanks!!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Liked on Facebook!! Thanks!

Dixie Cravens said...

Beautiful! I love the combo of the Vintage flowers and the wood plank.

Michele Clay said...

I liked on Facebook, too!

Marie said...

So cool with the partial diecutting on the first card =) TFS!

Debbie Bauder said...

Layering seems to be the rage and your rose fits the bill. I'm really in love with balloons lately so your birthday card is a favorite of mine along with Birthday Greetings and Invisible Numbers.

Barbara said...

Your cards are all lovely. The color choices just shine. I love the board background and the simplicity of your designs.

Joan Smith said...

You sure did all outstanding creative jobs on your cards. it's amazing all the different ways you used the stamps and each card has it's own artistic touch and either just beautiful or playful and sweet. You really are one super talented gal you definitely creates with a passion! YOU so ROCK!!

Barbara said...

I liked on Facebook, too!

Tracy said...

That is so funny my brothers birthday is the 28th also. Great cards!!!

Kristina Pavlovic said...

Vintage flowers set is best for me.Your cards are beautiful also..Thanks.I already follow Altenew on FB!

Beatricemi said...

Love the cards. Your balloon card is so perfectly masculine!

Susan Wareham said...

WOW more great ideas Im really starting to like those numbers more the balloons and roses are my fav. Thanks for sharing

Kristina Pavlovic said...

Vintege Flowers set is best for me.Your cards are beautiful also. I already follow Altenew on FB!!

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! I am loving the versatility of the wood background!

Stephanie said...

For some reason the first card (rose/woodgrain background) doesn't show up for me. :( Your other cards are fantastic and I really like that ombre effect in the stamp. So cool. Congrats on your first Valentine's as Mr. & Mrs. :)

Jessica Martell said...

Wow super fabulous cards! Great job!

Stephanie said...

I "liked" Altenew on FB awhile ago. Such beautiful stamps!!

Heather M said...

Fun cards!! I love the invisible numbers set!

Kathryn A said...

I'm really loving those flowers!! The balloons are great, too.

Kathryn A said...

I am so glad to see such a wonderful new stamp company, with such great designers! Thanks for the chance to win some of these stamps!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the wood background with the rose.

Indy said...

Your cards are amazing!

Indy said...

Follow Altenew on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards & release. Leanne So

Heather Sudduth said...

I like Altenew on Facebook.

SannaS said...

wow!!! these are gorgeous!! =)

Aunt Min said...

The color combination in the "Thanks" card is cheerfully vibrant. Anyone would love to receive that card

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. My fave is the first one with the wood grain background.

SHARON HAYES said...

Love the simple birthday card. Simple is good.

SHARON HAYES said...

I already like Altenew on Facebook.

Асель Бапанова said...

I love your cards and Altenew's release

sharrilou said...

Love your cards, that wood pallet background is awesome.

Joan said...

Wow, love all these cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

June Ramsamy said...

Love the simplicity of your cards and yet they are very eye catching...beautiful. I am a follower on FB.

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