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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Unknown said...

I love theses new stamp sets! The vintage flowers are my favourite so far. The card with the woodgrain background is so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Great cards!

Susie Sonnier said...

Such lovely cards!

Karen said...

Loved your cards so clean and simple and beautiful

Cindy Lovell said...

Your cards are awesome,Amy!! Still so glad to see you back creating!!

Gaylynn said...

Hi Aimes. Your cards are amazing. Wonderful showcase of these great stamps. :)

Barb said...

love the cards and especially the invisible letters

Barb said...

I liked on FB

Unknown said...

Love the simplicity of your brother's birthday card. Loving so many sets in this release! And your gorgeous wood grain card is fabulous.

Unknown said...

I also like Altenew on Facebook.

Susanne Vargas said...

You created fabulous samples with the new release! Love the wood background stamp!

Eileen L. said...

Beautiful cards. Love the wood background and the flowers.

Traci said...

I love the Vintage Flowers and Wood Pallet stamps together! Your cards really showcase these stamps.

Traci said...

And I liked Altenew on Facebook...

lynda said...

All of your cards are beautiful. I'm thinking I need to get that wood background stamp...love the way it looks with the flowers.

Birgit said...

Your cards are all beautiful! I love the one with the wood grain and rose.

staceylovespaper said...

Love wood pallet stamp, very cool

Kate said...

I am a huge fan of Altenew stamps and will definitely be adding to my collection!

Unknown said...

Your cards are lovely. These Alte new layering stamps are incredible.

jen said...

I'm loving this new release! You did a great job on your cards. I love them all. I just bought the thanks stamp set and the vintage flowers from their blog and can't wait to get them. Thanks for sharing.
Jen H.

Marty B said...

Very pretty cards & like how you the look you created on the Thanks card!

shimekko said...

Great cards! I especially love your first card, flower, sequin and background!

shimekko said...

And I've already liked ALTENEW facebook page!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the first one. I love these flowers and can't wait to get my own set. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful cards....this is a super release....can't wait to give the layering a try!!!! TFS a and for a chance to win!!!!!
Paper Hugs,ljan

Unknown said...

The half tone concept is a new one! I liked how you used it on the card. I also liked Altenew on Facebook_they are such talented card makers & now stamp makers!

Anne-Mette Larsen said...

I was never that much into flower stamps - but I think theese layering stamps are beautiful. And I really dig that pallet wood background :-) Lovely cards!! (are allready liking and following Altenew on FB)

MJ said...

Love the card! I love Alte New stamps and would love a chance to win a set or two to add to my collection! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jill said...

First time on your blog but definitely not my last!! Loved your cards!!

Jill said...

The stamp are awesome!!!!!!!!!😊

Unknown said...

Love the new release. Fab cards Amy

jn said...

Love the Thank you card. I envy you girls and your talent ! Thanks for the chance to win a new release!

Unknown said...

I really like the wooden pallet stamp! It would also look cool in different colors too. I like stamps that can be used alot and for many different projects. Thank you for a chance to win!

bzyPTmom said...

Great cards and stamps--love the pretty flowers, wood background and invisible numbers, really cool!

Dawn Y. said...

Just beautiful, Aimes! Your floral images warm up a cold, winter day! ♡

Unknown said...

I love your birthday card! The wood grain stamp adds so much dimension.

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Great cards! Love the wood background

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!!! great stamp sets!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful cards. I especially like how you used the wood pallet stamp and the invisible numbers. Those are among my favorites of the new stamps. Well done.

Jean Bullock said...

I already LIKE Altenew on Facebook.

Susi said...

Three gorgeous cards - so hard to choose a favorite!

Jan Gonzales said...

Great cards. I'm going to take a closer look at that Invisible Numbers set for sure now. Thanks for sharing!

SabineV said...

Wonderful cards! I love love love the color choices!

Unknown said...

I really like the look of layered stamps! The flowers look real and have so much dimension.Thank you for a chance to win!

Vikki H said...

I liked Altenew on Facebook.

Vikki H said...

wow! I have seen their lovely layered floral stamps which you used amazingly but those invisible numbers are quite cool~

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

Loved, Loved your cards, specially the one with the Vintage Flower Stamp Set. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cariños,
María Alba

Kathy Straw said...

Lovely cards. So clean and striking.

Unknown said...

I just absolutely love that Thanks ombre card it is just lovely! All of the cards are beautiful that one just really sticks out to me! TFS!

Unknown said...

I follow Altanew on Facebook.

Anna Sigga said...

Your cards are fabulous!

Darla said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the flowers and that pallet background stamp is amazing!

Darla said...

I like Altenew on Fb!

Maureen Reiss said...

I keep thinking I have a favorite set but blog after blog, card after card I see I MUST have them all!! Your cards are AWESOME!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

I "like" on FB

Lindarub said...

Love All your cards so easy to make and have on hand if needed in a hurry.

Gail said...

I likes Altenew on FB!

Michelle Simone said...

Really love the wood background stamp. It's so realistic.

Gail said...

Love the simplicity of the "thanks" card!

Patt H. said...

All 3 cards are awesome but my absolute fave is the beautiful Vintage Flower on the Woodgrain background. Gorgeous!

Kathie B said...

Three great cards... each unique and elegant. I love the look of the halftone Thank You. I can hardly wait to hop over to Altenew and see the complete release. Thanks so much!

Harriet said...

Hello....love your cards. I love Altenew.

Barb said...

I love your cards. Very fun!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Fabulous creations! I really love the wood background!

Jean said...

Just love the stamps and card inspiration!

Charity Chamberlain said...

I'm a follower and a fan of Altenew on Facebook!

Laurie said...

OMG!! I love your cards. My favorite are the "Thanks" and the Birthday card. So cute,clean, and simple!! Thank you!

Denise Terry said...

I am loving that woodgrain background stamp! As a backdrop for the flower stamps, it is so fabulous!

Unknown said...

I already "liked" their FB page. :)

Brithzi said...

Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

Brithzi said...

I liked Altenew on Facebook!

Judy said...

Your cards are very lovely. I like the edge on the thanks card, very unique. These stamps are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I liked Altenew on Facebook.

Alyssa S said...

These are fantastic! So simple, yet stunning!

Alyssa S said...

I'm a liker of Altenew on facebook too :)

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love your projects, and can't wait to use those flowers!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I like Altenew on FB too!

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards! Love the way you have showcased such different styles!

Sharon Gabel said...

Beautiful work!

Nandini said...

The Vintage Flowers is my absolute must-have!

Anouk said...

I love the Altenew stamps, already have the vintage roses, scribbled flowers and painted butterflies.I have seen some of the new stamps on video's from CHA and I adore them. beautiful simple cards can be

donna said...

Such pretty cards thank you for sharing.

Linnea S said...

thanks for the intro and ideas for these stamps!

cma21317 said...

The invisible number card is sooooo cool great job

Lisa H. said...

All of your cards are lovely! I love the variety that these stamp sets provide! Thanks for sharing your creativity and giving us a chance to win.

crafter said...

Beautiful cards, especially the thanks one!

crafter said...

I already like Altenew on Facebook.

Janet said...

Lovin' this release. Great examples presented here!
~God bless~

Rose said...

Lovely cards! Love the woodgrain background in the first card.

Maureen said...

All such fabulous cards! You've done a great job with this new release!

Maureen said...

I just liked Altenew on FB.

Karenladd said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards! That floral card is so pretty and I love the font on the birthday card!

Karenladd said...

Liked on FB and left some love!

Karenladd said...

Liked on FB and left some love!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful cards, Aimes!

Michaela U. said...

Beautiful cards! So simple, yet absolutely gorgeous. Love it!

Lin said...

Just love the new woodgrain stamp and all of the floral ones! Beautiful work today - thanks for inspiring us all!

Lin said...

.....and I already like Altenew on FaceBook.......

Brenda Lee said...

These cards are fantastic! I love the layout you used on the first card.

Brenda Lee said...

Already liked Altenew on FB.

Melissa P. said...

All of these cards are so beautiful and simple!

Melissa P. said...

Liked on FB!

Jeri said...

Beautiful cards.

Betty Sue said...

The Invisible Numbers are really neat. Love your cards!

Betty Sue said...

I follow on FB.

Dani said...

You did a Fab job of show casing the stamp sets with your designs.

Crafty Shannon said...

The invisible numbers are so striking. I absolutely need the birthday set.

Jen said...

I like Altenew on Facebook. I LOVE your cards!! Well done!

Marissa said...

I love the invisible letters. They are so simple and unique. Very versatile! Thanks for sharing!

Anja said...

Gorgeous cards, Amy! They are simple and beautiful at the same time.

Marissa said...

I liked them on FB :) (of course!)

Anja said...

I already follow Altenew on Facebook ;-)

very_inky_fingers said...

The Happy Birthday card is so cute and that background is a must have!!

Ohana in Bend said...

Such beauty in simplicity! Love your art.

Cynthia Berquist said...

The new release stamps make such striking, clean, and beautiful images on all your cards. So striking!

judy said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the pairing of flowers and woodgrain.

judy said...

Already "like" Altenew on F.B.

natashakara said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I particular love the first one.

Grá O'Neill said...

Stunning cards, love how you've used the new stamps :)

Mary M said...

Beautiful cards and their stamps are amazing.

Lieve said...

You used beautiful stamps ! Three totally different cards, but all of them are great ! You kept it simple; that's what makes them so great !
Thanks for the chance to win; good luck to all of us.

pam said...

Really love the wood grain background! Such great stamps! Love your creations!

nathel said...

Your cards are so beautiful and these stamps look great !
Thank you for your inspiration.

Unknown said...

Love!!! Beautiful cards created!!

Unknown said...

Also Liked on Facebook!

Denise Candelaria said...

Wonderful cards, that look very easy to make, wonderful talent, thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

I love all the beautiful work you girls do. I really love the vintage flowers and wood background.... I was very surprised to finally see the layer look with the flowers mostly I have been waiting for this ty.My only hope is that there will be more. To come have a great time.

Dee said...

Simple cards with very clever twists that make them special!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the wood pallet background - so many possibilities.

Cascadian Blooms said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas and inspiration with us! I hadn't noticed the invisible numbers yet and really like them...I can see how versatile they will be. Can't wait to try these new stamps out.

Pam T. said...

I'm an Altenew FB FOLLOWER

Pam T. said...

Love the new release.

Kris in Alaska said...

These are fabulous! I can see so many uses for all these stamps! It's hard to choose which one I like best!

linf54 said...

Both cards are simple yet beautiful!

Thordis said...

Amazing creations! Love them all. Thanks for the chance to win :)

luvmysilhouette said...

Love your cards as well as Altenew...xo

Keely said...

Cute cards... And thanks for the opportunity to win.

Charlotte C said...

Those Invisible Numbers are wonderful. I did like Altenew on FB and I hope I win. Thank you.

Megan McDonald said...

in love with the wood background. Great cards.

Cindi said...

Love all three cards, but I am fast deciding that I need to get the Vintage Flowers and Wood Pallet Background Stamps.

Ann K said...

I'm a big fan of how you trimmed your card under the word "thanks" - like it so much!

Ann K said...

I am a fan on FB - and love the new release.

Janet's Joy said...

Great cards! Those numbers look really cool!

Janet's Joy said...

I like Altenew on facebook!

mimi said...

Super fun cards!!!!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I love the birthday card! I have the invisible alphabet and really love it :) !!!!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

And, I have Liked Alt E New on Facebook :)

sentsue said...

Wonderful cards. Great use of the thanks.

SUPRFOXdesigns said...

Love the cards! Those new flowers are so very pretty!

Tammy said...

Liked Altenew on FB!

Tammy said...

Love your cards!

SHartl said...

Such pretty cards and I love the CAS style!

SHartl said...

Liked Altenew on FB!

Chris Weber said...

Love the cards and am excited to start making my own...

Kathy E. said...

I loved your cards..the new numbers are really cool and what a great way to use them!

Immi said...

Beautiful cards! Loving the new release!

Immi said...

Liked on FB!

Anonymous said...

Sweet cards. The flowers and wood background are so very pretty????
Laurie B

Nancy said...

Such nice cards. I love your designs.

Unknown said...

Great cards. Love a chance to win.

Unknown said...

Super fun cards :)

Christy Q said...

I love how you showcased the different stamps as I'm brand new to Altenew so this has been a great hop for me so far. I especially love your thank you card and how you did the fussy cutting.

Megan said...

I love the mix of fonts in the Birthday set!

Megan said...

I like Altenew on FB!

craftbreakwithkathy said...

I shared their FB page.

craftbreakwithkathy said...

Thank you for introducing me to this newer stamp company. Love your cards.

Zuby said...

I love the way you trimmed the bottom of the word Thanks! Very cool!

jennifer.essad said...

I'm enjoying the new release and the design you created. It's so much fun to explore our options

Dana said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the new stamp sets!!

LesLee said...

Beautiful card, I love how you cut the thanks around the bottom of the card, very nice.. And the clean and simple of your brothers birthday card... classy

jennifer.essad said...

It's so helpful for me to follow along on the blogs provided and see the different types of options we have. Thank you for sharing yours they are gorgeous. It's awesome to have the choices for card stocks.

Penny Reed said...

Great cards and wonderful new stamp sets! Love your CAS cards!

Laceysocks said...

All of your cards turned out just great! Any of them would be fun to receive.

Rachel S. said...

Love how you showcased the number stamp, it is must have in my list. :)

Laceysocks said...

I liked Altenew on Facebook

Barb Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards...

jeanneragan said...

Great Cards. I love those letters and the cute balloon!

jeanneragan said...

I liked Altenew on FB. (Too bad we can't "love" them......lol!)

Kim Faucher said...

Loving how simple yet elegant these stamps are.. Really speak for themselves!!
Great designs

pcm said...

great cards!

pcm said...

i like altenew on FB!

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards! I love how you've used these fabulous new stamp sets.

Janet D. said...

I love the wood pallet background, great cards!

Janet D. said...

FB fan!

katf said...

The woodgrain stamp makes a perfect background!

katf said...

I already like Altenew on Facebook!

jcobb said...

Wonderful cards. I love the simplicity and the stamps in the release are awesome!

Daria Z. said...

I have always loved your style. These cards are fabulous!

jcobb said...

I like and follow Altenew on FB!

Pam said...

I like Altenew on Facebook.

Yoonsun Hur said...

Truly AMAZING!! So very beautiful cards!

liz said...

that Altenew rose is so beautiful. i am yearning for it!

liz said...

the invisible numbers are so unique. nice

LaurieJ said...

Fantastic cards - I love that Wood Pallet Background stamp!

LaurieJ said...

I have liked Altenew on FB.

Mayras Designs said...

Lovely cards each one !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

Carrie R. said...

I love all your cards and it shows just how versatile all the stamps from Altenew are.

MelissaF said...

Love the wood background with the vintage rose, so textural looking! Love the cheery balloon card, and color combo with Halftone Thanks is fabulous.

MelissaF said...

Liked Altenew FB page! Great simple style cards, love them all

MelissaF said...

Liked Altenew FB page! Great simple style cards, love them all

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! I really love that first one, the color of the woodgrain background is so pretty with the flower!

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