Friday, December 22, 2017

Altenew : A Year in Review Blog Hop 2017 + Giveaway

Hello everyone!
Today is a very special day as I'm hopping along with the talented team members and some super special guest designers for the Altenew - A Year in Review Blog Hop. If you're here from the lovely, Lilith Eeckels blog, then you're on the right track. I have included the full blog hop list at the end of my post so that it's easier for you to hop along :)

I am sharing some of my favourite cards of the year I made using Altenew products. I hope you enjoy looking at what I have made.

Here's my Altenew Best 2017


And here are my favourite cards of the year! If you would like to read about the creative process in detail, please click on the card titles and you will be re-directed to the posts.


Supplies used - Altenew Adore You
To create this card, I first stamped and heat-embossed the leaves on watercolour paper and using my Zig markers, I coloured the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Adore You set. I fussy cut them each one of them and then did my floral cluster by adhering few on my card panel and some on foam dots.


Hello Beautiful Card
Supplies used - Altenew Golden Garden, Altenew Painted Butterflies, Altenew Sweet Friend
To create this card, I first die-cut a card panel and did some loose watercoloring by creating watercolor stripes in an ombre fashion using Altenew Dark Chocolate ink. Then I die-cut a frame and coloured it using Inka Gold and foam-mounted it on my card base. Next, I gold heat-embossed the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Golden Garden set and coloured it using my Zig markers. For embellishing, I added a butterfly which is from the Altenew Painted Butterflies set. 


Supplies used - Altenew Sweet Friend stamp, Altenew Sweet Friend die, Altenew Doodle Blooms stamp, Altenew Doodle Blooms die
To create this card, I did some ink blending on my card panel using yellow inks. I only did partial ink blending so that there is white space still showing through. I stamped and clear heat-embossed the frame from the Altenew Sweet Friend stamp and die-cut it using the coordinating die. I then stamped and die-cut the flowers and vines from the Altenew Doodle Blooms stamp and die set respectively. They were all coloured using Zigs. The sentiment is from the Sweet Friend set too.


Supplies used - Altenew Build A Flower - Rose, Flowers - Pocketful of Sunshine, Warm and Cozy and the Coffee Break mini ink cubes to create my flowers. For the leaves, I used only the Coffee Break set.
The gorgeous flowers and leaves on this card are from the Altenew Build A Flower : Rose set, one of my most favourite sets from Altenew. This is a six-step layering set for flowers and creates the most realistic looking flowers.


Supplies used - Altenew Magnolias For Her, Altenew Super Script stamp, Altenew Super Script die
To create this card, I have used the most popular Altenew set - Magnolias For Her which I have first stamped and heat embossed in white on watercolour paper and colored using Zig Markers. The background was created using Black Soot Distress ink which was also watercolored on my card panel. The sentiment was stamped and die cut using co-ordinating die from the Super Script stamp and die set.



Supplies used - Altenew Dahlia Blossoms, Altenew Beautiful Day stamp, Altenew Sentiments & Quotes
For this card, I have masked and watercolored the stripes for my background. Then, I stamped and colored the flowers and leaves from the Dahlia Blossoms set and Altenew Beautiful Day set. I die-cut an oval frame and foam mounted it on my card base and created my floral arrangement around it. The sentiment is from the Sentiment & Quotes set.




Supplies used - Altenew Rose Filament Die, Altenew Bamboo Rose stamp
To create this card, I first die-cut some flowers and leaves from the Rose Filament set using black cardstock and white cardstock. I did some inlaid die-cutting for the flowers and leaves using the negative bits from the white die cut pieces which I then watercolored using markers. The small flowers and berries are from the Bamboo Rose stamp set which were stamped and water colored using markers as well. 



Supplies used - Altenew Extra Special stamp, Altenew Extra Special Die
To create this card, I did some watercoloring using my Gansai Tambi watercolours. I used a flat paint brush to make the stripes on the left side. Then I started working on the main focal of my card. I stamped and die cut the main floral image from the Extra Special stamp set and used the Altenew Red Cosmos ink set for watercolouring the flowers. The sentiment is also from the Extra Special set which I added in a curved shaped by twisting my sentiment stamp on my clear block and stamping using black ink. I added the die-cut 'Mom' letters and few glitter and black enamel dots to finish it off.


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PRIZES:
Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2018 for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 01/06/2018.

ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY:
I will select one lucky winner to receive a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store. For a chance to win, please leave a comment on my post before the 4th of January, 2018 to qualify. I will announce the winner on my blog on the 5th of January, 2018.

BLOG HOP ORDER:
The next stop on the hop is, Barb Engler.


Hope you enjoyed the cards I have shared here. Please do let me know which one is your favourite. Thank you so much for stopping by!

75 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards Hussena....loved it...

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  2. Very pretty flowers. Your color choices are perfect for each flower. They made me smile. Thanks.

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  3. All your cards are so fabulous. Amazing color combination and love the backgrounds too. Each one is a standout. Great work . Hugs

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  4. Wow..Each of them is so beautifully created..colors, design, use of stamps..flawless execution !!

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  5. OMG your cards are drop dead gorgeous - love the cards with the frames - they are so elegant :)

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  6. Such wonderful inspiration using the lovely Altenew products. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your cards are very inspiring! Thank you!

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  8. Fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas and inspiration.

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  9. Your cards are so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays.

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  10. Wonderful. Favorite is the dahlia, then the build-a-flower rose. Merry Christmas

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  11. Love your use of color. Thank you for the inspiration. Happy New Year

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  12. Beautiful cards! You have a talent for colors and shading, and I love how you curve your floral elements around the card fronts. Thanks for sharing

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  13. your cards are all very lovely, Hussena!

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  14. I live the aqua and brown card. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. So beautiful! So much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  17. Enjoying all the year in review projects! Beautiful floral cards!

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  18. LOVELY Flowers all down the list. The first one has my favorite colors.

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  19. Great cards! My favorite is the Colored Dahlia Congrats Card.

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  20. Lovely floral cards! I love how you used the frames with the flowers.

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  21. Beautiful! Love the colors, especially the softer shades.

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  22. Such beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring me to stretch my ideas.

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  23. You have such a wonderful gift for color. Quite a range, but each choice is lovely, I would not change a thing! Thank you.

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  24. Love your beautiful cards. Each one is stunning and creative.

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  25. I love your lovely work, thanks for sharing!

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  26. Your cards are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your work!

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  27. These are all so beautiful!! I think I love your very first one shown...so soft & gorgeous!!

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  28. Wow, I love your cards! They have a bit of an embroidery look to them and the colors are so lovely. Thanks for the ideas!

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  29. Really wonderful cards, such delicate flowers & your frames are stunning x

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  30. Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  31. I've enjoyed seeing Altenew through 2017, I cant wait to see what they have in store for 2018!

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  32. Cutting and layering your images make these cards amazing!

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  33. I don't know how you pick your favorites, they are all just wonderful to me!! Always such beauty when I come to visit!!

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  34. Hussena, great card designs - I am in awe of your talent, as I am a new crafter.

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  35. Beautiful cards Hussena. You and Altenew together are pure magic!

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  36. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful holiday full of good food and good cheer.
    Have a very Merry Christmas, and we wish you all the best in the New Year, too!

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  37. Beautiful coliring and great layering!

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  38. Oh my there are so many lovely cards you have posted. Love them all.

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  39. Beautiful cards! I love the element of the frame, such a nice touch!

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  40. Altenew makes the best flower stamps & you've showcased them beautifully! Happy New Year!

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  41. Stunning cards! I absolutely adore your So Happy for You Card! Bright and elegant! TFS!

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  42. Very pretty cards. Love the color combinations.

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  43. Fantastic cards! Love the just saying hello card!

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  44. These are so pretty, the flowers look amazing!

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  45. FABULOUS favourites!
    LOVE your variety of designs and inky florals!
    My favourite is your GORGEOUS "sending love and hugs" - WOW - the colours EXCITE, DELIGHT and warm my heart :)

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  46. Absolutely beautiful and stunning set of cards. loved all of them.. thank you so much for the inspiration.. I super loved the first card..cannot take my eyes off it

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  47. I loved every single one of your projects! Well done!

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  48. I was trying to pick one or two
    favorites but it's impossible.
    The cards are all fantastic.
    thanks for sharing with us this
    year.

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  49. Gorgeous creations! You rock in creating floral cards and you are my inspiration! And I just cant take my eyes off of the rose card, it is a STUNNER!! <3

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  50. These are beautiful. I love the card for your mother the best, but I've always loved stripes and flowers.

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  51. The colouring on your florals is beautiful. Thanks for inspiring us this year and I look forward to more creativity from you in 2018.

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  52. Such pretty creations. Love all the inspiration. Thanks!

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  53. I like the backgrounds for these lovely floral cards.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  54. Oh my goodness ! All your florals are amazing !
    (margessw@icloud.com)

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  55. Your cards are stunning. I especially love the Sending Love & Hugs card.

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  56. Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  57. Outstanding cards!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  58. Wonderful cards. Love the colors and designs. Altenew products are so unique and beautiful. Happy New Year.

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  59. Your cards are so pretty and inspiring!

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  60. As I kept scrolling down I just kept saying WOW, WOW, WOW! You creations are wonderful and this new release is a must have!

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