Monday, 18 January 2016

Altenew January 2016 Blog Hop!

Hey!

Happy Monday! I'm kicking off the working week celebrating the Altenew January 2016 release as part of a fabulous blog hop. You won't want to miss out as there's prizes to be won along the way! You should have arrived here from my talented friend, Aga. If you haven't then be sure to start out at Altenew HQ. :)

Well. Where's a gal to start? With 10 brand-new stamp sets released I was spoilt for choice! However, one set really hit a soft spot with me: Teachers Rule. Before my day job as an editor of two papercrafting magazines,  I used to teach and support students in a secondary school. I just couldn't resist inking this set up. :)

Teacher

The multi-step stamp sets that Altenew are renowned for, now come in the form of an apple! I love this idea and wanted to show a different look you can achieve with this concept by stamping the shadow layer with VersaMark ink and dusting it with gold Perfect Pearls.

Teacher close up

I added a little shadow to ground the apple by painting below it with Altenew's Frosty Pink ink mixed with water. I also added some splashes of Perfect Pearls mixed with water too for a fun, inky, shimmery look too. It's hard to capture in a photograph but trust me, it's there!

So, what's next? Well how about some lollypops? You may know them as popsicles, but they're ice lollies over here!

You're my favorite2

This background and sentiment are stamped from the adorable Way Too Sweet stamp set. Containing a fun mix of sweet treats and punny sentiments, this set is so sweet it's giving me toothache!

You're my favorite close up2

This was a super-quick card to create and could be made in a variety of colours. I can't wait to stamp the yummy cupcakes from this set in the future. :)

My final project for this blog hop (believe me, I couldn't have made way more but you've got hopping to do!) features the versatile Mini Blossoms stamp set.

miss you

I love the scale of flowers in this set – perfect for creating both focal points AND backgrounds. I used a rock 'n' roll technique with Altenew inks to ink up the flowers and leaves with darker edges. It's such a simple technique, but adds so much dimension.

miss you close up

Well, that's your lot from me today, but before you hop along, make sure you leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday 22nd January as they're giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners! It's also worth commenting on this post as I'm giving away a $30 gift certificate too! Please leave comments here by Friday 22nd January to be in with a chance of winning.

Right, I must let you hop along as there's plenty more to see! Next on your hopping adventure is the fabulous Anna Kossakovskaya. :)

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158 comments:

LauraJane:) said...

SUPER SWEET TREATS:)

Jessica Martell said...

Great cards they are all so cute!

scrappyscrapbookin said...

Beautiful cards :)Cherie

stampwithsandy said...

What a great trio of cards, love them all! What a great new release.

Jo said...

Amazing cards! Love the golden apple + all the lovely backgrounds you created - so clever :)

bonami2b said...

Love the teacher card,I know a few teachers that would appreciate that card.

Kathy E. said...

Sweet cards and lovely color choices! I really like the lavender treats!

Marianne said...

Love your monochromatic ice lollies. So simple yet effective.

Susi Kelly said...

The gold embossing section on the apple is so elegant, and I'm lovin' the background you created on the Way Too Sweet card!

Ruby N said...

Gorgeous work!

I Card Everyone said...

Every card a charm, Aimes =] LOve the golden delicious apple!
=]

Roselee Orlanzino said...

Love how sweet and thoughtful your cards are. Great techniques too.

Knyazzy I. said...

Cuty-Cute!

Hussena said...

Beautiful cards ...I love the way you have used the perfect pearls on the first card to create the highlight... Simply brilliant 💗💗

joycemc57 said...

Love all 3 of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Stamp Kitty said...

Love them all

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards! Love the colors.

lollipolly said...

Beautiful cards!

Louise Fox said...

Wonderful design work and beautiful cards all!

APS DoRight said...

Love them all--but that gold pop on the apple has me itching to try that out!! Lovely, just lovely.

Karen B. said...

These are awesome cards that really showcase the awesome stamps. Love the apple.

Betty Keefe said...

stunning cards as always!

Betty Keefe said...

stunning cards as always!

Tammy butz said...

Love the simplicity of your cards

Galachko said...

Beautiful cards, but card with Mini Blossoms stamp set is my favorite)

Laura M. said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing your techniques :)

Kailash said...

Really sweet cards, love the colors too!!!

TaeEun said...

Beautiful designs! My favorite is the last project! Simple yet very pretty!

Stephanie said...

Awesome color combination Amy, love the apple in partciluar (what a bold move to use those colors and what a stunning effect - simply AMAZING!!). Thanks so much for the genious inspiration! Yours, Steph
www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

Angelique Vela said...

Fabulous cards!

Tami said...

Very cute cards! Thank you for sharing!

Lynn Reloza said...

Love all your cards. Especially the last one. Great inspiration.... Thank you!

Julie B said...

Cute cards, great colours. :)

Kathryn A said...

Quite a variety in colours and techniques! Lovely cards!

Kathy H said...

Such a neat, graphic look on that apple! Wonderful!

Brandi R said...

Super cute cards! Love the flower ♥

Gaylynn said...

Oh ow sweet these are, Aimes. I like the softness of them and your creativity.

Donna Phelan said...

Great creations, your last one is my most favorite--beautiful flower, beautiful colors!

Jacquie said...

Oh, you really can rock CAS cards! The teacher card is Wonderful!

Crafty Sue Lau said...

very sweet cards

Debbie Vasel said...

Love your miss you card! Such beauty!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Cute! your cards are so happy!

Elise Smith said...

I love the clean, simple look of these cards. The pop of metallic gold on the teacher card is beautiful!

clavell said...

Fun cards and cheerful colors!

dija farukee said...

Very cute cards. I love the last one most. These stamps are so much fun. Cant wait to get all of them.

Linda Gorman said...

Love all three of your cards!!! Great colors!

Rosali said...

LOVE that perfect pearls shadow! So special and beautiful!

conil said...

Your really put this new release to excellent use. Love that each of your cards are so different in style. Shows what a versatile artist you are.

Sue McRae said...

Wonderful clean and simple card designs!

Zelda C said...

An adorable range of cards! TFS..... and I also call them ice lollies ;)

Alison H said...

All your cards are divine, love the variety

ольга бурова said...

Очень милые открытки, залюбуешься!

Smee Jones said...

Fabulous cards, as always. Thanks for the inspiration

Стокли said...

Beautiful backgrounds!

Rose said...

Lovely cards! Really like the colours & touch of gold on your teacher card. Stunning colours on your last card!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards, such fun images, Cathy x

Diana said...

Lovely! We clearly like the same color palette!

McStamper said...

What cute ideas.

Holly Saveur said...

Great cards!

The Crafty Den said...

Wonderful cards Amy. I particularly like the colours you used on your third card x x

Amina Ishfaq said...

such awesome creations... love all the techniques used... will definitely try using perfect pearls. thanks for sharing ❤❤❤

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the use of gold perfect pearls on the first one.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome samples - love the clipped one

sally said...

My favorite is "You are my favorite".. Like the backround and the foreground with the same colors. Stunning.

Evelyn said...

The shimmer on the apply is very nice. Love this technique and thanks for showing it to us.

Rosemary said...

all three cards are just amazing!!

BeverlyBL said...

I love the apple highlight. It is just what it should look like. I like the mini blossoms card and the way you created the background and love the color!

Nora N. said...

What totally amazing cards!!! Stunning colors!!

frommycraftroom said...

Fabulous creations.

Jenny Colacicco said...

Lovely cards and stamp sets. I think my fave is the second card as it is so versatile and could be adapted for all of the sets!!

Marsha Freer said...

Cute cards!

Shirley N said...

Wonderful variety, thanks for the inspiration!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love that ice cream set

Amy McCue said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Julie Bodenheimer said...

Lovely cards...thanks so much for sharing!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Fantastic and awesome cards!

StampinLouie said...

Beautiful cards, Thanks for sharing Mini Blossoms

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Ice lollies, what a lovely name. All three of your cards are a delight.

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome cards, Aimes...Love them all!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful cards, love your ideas :-)

Laurie Brown said...

Sweet cards-thanks for sharing them!!

cindybearj said...

Your cards are so great. I love the way you used the little clip on the first one to look like a clipboard. And the perfect pearls on the apple was really beautiful.

Robin B. said...

Your cards are so pretty! I love the fun colors and layering. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Totally love the apple in gold!

hippymom83 said...

Gorgeous!

Pirkkis said...

Cute cards!

~amy~ said...

These are awesome!

Nikki said...

Wonderful cards.

Megan McDonald said...

great cards, the apple is very cool, great clip at top.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the shadow under the apple, and the subtle sweet treats background, and the mini blossoms color combo and design. I love them all!

Honeeey said...

Lovely cards, so tender!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the creative way you used the apple.

Rema said...

Awesome cards Amy!

REINE said...

So creative. Thanks for sharing

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Cute and awesome cards.

accessolace said...

Your cards show originality and it's very unique.

Suna Stirk said...

Some beautiful work here!

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Super cute cards.

Aya Alsheshtawy /kon.mobdean said...

love the varieties of you cards tfs

Karen Mills said...

Great cards, the stamps are very nice

jan metcalf said...

The apples are pretty in all the colors!

JennyH said...

Lovely cards Amy, the apple on is my fave, thank you for the chance to win : )

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Jen W. said...

I would be stuck squarely in the red on red category for that apple stamp but I LOVE what you've done with it - a little bit abstract and a LOT cool! Your ice mollies are super sweet and I love the colours of the last card.

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Amy!!!
Your blossoms are SO CUTE, your icecreams SO SWEET and - WOW - your apple a PIECE OF ART - LOVE IT!!!
THANK YOU for sharing such a CREATIVE introduction to these CRAFTY DELIGHTS, I'm INSPIRED :)

Dominika Samek said...

Really lovely cards! Especially the gray/silver one. So classy!

Daria G. said...

Love your cards! love your style!!!

Sandie said...

Fabulous makes!! I am loving the new release :D

Катя said...

Beautiful card. I like it)))

maria f. said...

Love your gray popsicles - such a soft tone of gray!

Sindhu said...

Wonderful cards....I like the popsicles card...

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful trio of cards and the apple card on clipboard is a cute touch!

Karen Lai said...

Beautiful cards! Definitely loved the colors of the cards!

Angeline Choo said...

Love love love the ice cream card! That's my favorite :)

D.Ann C said...

These are terrific! I especially love the colors in the Miss You card!

Craftychris said...

Ooh beautiful cards! I love the mini blossoms! xxx

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous cards, Amy!!

Amber L McGary said...

Love the backgrounds!

Jill said...

Great cards!!!!

Nandini said...

Really pretty cards. Loving the new release!

Donna Cala said...

I just love the apple. What a unique way to color it; it looks great!

Ashley Findlow said...

Love the "miss you" card! Very lovely!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love your cards...the gold card for the teacher is so trendy and the tropical card is just perfect to whisk me away from this 26 deg. weather we got today!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic set of cards Aimes. That apple looks amazing! So bright! Also love the pretty flowers on the last card. The background is so sweet.

Tona said...

Wonderful cards. I really like the unique way you colored the apple.

karenelr said...

OOHH! I bet the first card is even more beautiful in person with the perfect pearls technique! Lovely!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful cards! Fantastic release. :)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved the soft look of first two cards and the third one is my favorite !

Dolly Bhattacharjee said...

Super loved the 2nd card - gray popsicles!:) prettyy

Elif Deniz said...

So cute! I like them!

the Blackbird said...

Wow! all cards are so nice!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Susies Cue said...

So nice to have stamps you can use for background and focal point in same set!

Sathya said...

Gorgeous cards!

Lydine Arriola said...

Pretty cards! Great job!

KimberlyRae said...

Awesome ways to use Altenew's new stamp releases.

Sindhu said...

very cute cards!

Shivani Goyal said...

Pretty cards!! M drooling..

Laurie said...

LOVE your cards! I really like the colors and the simplicity of them. So clever!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are wonderful, I'm just loving the florals and how you used them!

Debbie Peysen said...

I like your gray iced lollies. Such a pleasant card. The apple card is very unique in a good way. Thanks for sharing all three cards.

Candice Lin said...

Great artwork using the new stamp sets! Really nice color combinations on the cards.

channin said...

Beautiful cards! I love the gold on the apple, brilliant!

riyadani said...

I loved loved loved all of them! truly amazing

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are all so wonderful, LOVE your choice of colour combos!

patti said...

Love your cards!!!

Zarah said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the colours you chose. :)

Monika Sundberg said...

What a nice price to win! I cross my fingers that I'll be one of the lucky ones!
Take care!
Monika from Sweden

Monika Sundberg said...

What a nice price to win! I cross my fingers that I'll be one of the lucky ones!
Take care!
Monika from Sweden

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful cards!

Immi said...

I like the subtle approach AND the bold approach!

Carmen N said...

That "favorite" card looks wonderful - it subtly sneaks up on you! :)

Crystal DeJesus said...

Gest cards! I love the people hue for the popsicles/ice lollies card!

Helen Gullett said...

Sweet sweet cards!!!! Love your coloring!

StampinLouie said...

Love the new stamps. THANKS FOR SHARING. AIMES!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome job thanks for sharing your cards.

Maureen Reiss said...

Fantastic cards!!

Ma. Cristina Merino Frias said...

Simple beautiful cards, they are so sweet!!

Lynne said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards.

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