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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Taunya Butler said...

Amazing, gorgeous, simple and fascinating cards!! Love your work and the excellent way you create!!!

Taunya Butler said...

Also wanted to let you know that I like and follow Altenew on facebook!!!

evafromca said...

These are all fabulous, specially your first card!!

KERRY P said...

The florals and wood grain stamps are stunning! Your creations are gorgeous!! Mahalo for sharing!

KERRY P said...

Already "liked" Altenew in FB

Daphne Baker said...

These cards are very cute! I really like the invisible numbers! Great blog hop! Thanks for sharing.

jan metcalf said...

I like the idea of the script thanks, cut away on one side, layered over a bright color! Makes a nice thank you card!

jan metcalf said...

Posted a like on Facebook too!

Jill said...

Love your card they are so fun. If I had facebook I would for sure be a Facebook fan.

chera said...

Just stunning. That first card has stolen my heart!!

Lee said...

I have liked their FB page.

Lee said...

I really like the plank background stamp -so neat!

Unknown said...

Oops! Forgot to mention that I liked the altenew FB page!

Karen L K said...

Great looking cards! The pink flower looks really nice with layers of color. I also like that thanks sentiment with it's texture.

Ying said...

and I already like Altenew on Facebook.

Unknown said...

The roses are beautiful and the invisible numbers are really great.

Stephanie said...

What an amazing card Amy!! I think Altenew stamps are truly unique and I would love to get my hands on the vintage flowers/roses sets one day – the card you made with these sets look simply STUNNING! I particularly love how you’ve used the background stamp here – looks wonderful together with the pink! Thanks a lot for the great inspiration!
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Стокли said...

Love this balloon stamp!

Стокли said...

Also liked Altenew on Facebook.

Anne said...

I love the simple elegance and colour combos of your beautiful cards. Pure inspiration!

sandy said...

Very nice clean and simple cards! Thanks!

brenda said...

Your cards are terrific - thanks for sharing them. These new stamps are definitely at the top of my wish list.

Anonymous said...

I'm completely sold on these stamps sets! The more I see of the blog hop the more I am falling in love with them and the cards you made had a large part in that lol thanks so much for sharing they are lovely! Hugs ~ Alicia

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, your first card with the rose and woodgrain background is so beautiful and shows off the stamps perfectly!!

Shona Chambers said...

Already follow Altenew on Facebook.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! LOVING your Cards and the new release!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous Week!!! :-)

Nicki S said...

Awesome cards! I especially love that Thanks card! Glad to see you blogging again ;)

Nicki S said...

I'm an Altenew FB fan!

Super Jen said...

Such a terrific release!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card creations. All are just awesome. Great product release.

Renee M said...

Fun cards! I'm really enjoying seeing how everyone creates using these great stamps :)

Michele M said...

Your birthday design is lovely!!! I love the grey background against the roses!

Michele M said...

im a follower on the Facebook page too :)

Lori said...

I just adore the wood pallet background stamp! Seems someone can never have too many! Very pretty cards!

Also followed on fb!

Loly Borda said...

Lovely cards! Love how you used the invisible numbers and the big thanks sentiment.TFS

Loly Borda said...

I liked Altenew on FB

Cindy Groh said...

Your cards are awesome. I can see why they asked you to be part of the hop. Well done:)

Unknown said...

Amy, your cards are wonderful. This is a great release and my 2 favs are the Vintage Flowers and the Halft-tone Thanks. :)

Unknown said...

Awesome CAS cards, really show off the release!

Unknown said...

I already like Altenew and follow on FB and shared the hop.

lani said...

Great card designs. So simple but so beautiful.

lani said...

I'm glad altnew brought me to your site. Love you're blog.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Love the woodgrain background holding the flowers.

Sheri Elmont said...

Wonderful cards! Some of these sets could easily become favorites.

Sheri Elmont said...

I follow on FB.

HML said...

Love your thanks card. I also "liked" Altenew on FB.

Samantha said...

Great work!
New liker on fb too!

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