You are here from the talented Sveta Fotinia's place. If you just happen to stop by my blog, consider yourself extremely lucky and know that I am part of Altenew's A Year in Review blog hop and there are prizes to win too! I absolutely LOVE this company and I know a lot of my friends love Altenew too!
You can find the HOP LIST at the bottom of this post.
Can you believe I am part of this hop?! ME! I am still pinching myself! LOOK at that hop list! Incredible!
We are showcasing our favourite cards that we made using Alenew products in 2016. Here are a few of mine.
I have added the link to the original post of my projects below the photo (in case you want to read the details) with a link to Altenew stamps.
I am one of the stops today, i.e. the 6th day of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza by the totally awesome Taheerah Atchia!
So excited and absolutely honoured to be part of this event again!
Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season!
This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!
And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!
It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win!
Today’s prize is generously supplied by Altenew so you’ll definitely want to win!
Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too!
I made two cards for this event. Here is my first card:
For both my cards I used Altenew's Peony Bouquet stamp set.
Here I used masking to create a floral border. I coloured the flowers using white Faber Castell classic pencil and a white gel pen.
The word "merry" is cut using Silhouette and I glittered the alphas to add the christmasy touch.
And my next card is a shaker card!
This one looks a lot like the one I made last year for Advent Calendar Extravaganza but I really wanted to make a typical red and gold Christmas card this time too and followed the inspiration graphic by Altenew. Here I have watercoloured the flowers using distress inks and added black paint splatters to the background.
You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win!
Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more!
You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!
If you just happen to stop by my blog, know that today we are celebrating our friend Ruby's bridal shower papercrafter style!! YAY!!
Amy has been planning this for some time now and I hope Ruby you are enjoying the hop (along with everyone else).
Here is what I made for Ruby using the inspiration photo below:
I have used Altenew's Beautiful Day stamp set, I know Ruby loves Altenew! That is how we met on Instagram, via the Altenew hashtag! She made these incredible watercolored cards, I can never forget them!
I wish you lots of luck and good wishes for your future and hope you find your perfect mattress :p
For my card I have used distress inks to watercolor the flowers and leaves which are gold heat embossed. Fussy cut them out, layered the pieces on top of some more stamping.
Everything is gold heat embossed (except for the sentiment) if you cant tell.
Whats a hop without some prizes eh?
Winners will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop! Commenting will close on Saturday, October 22 at 11:59 pm pacific. Winners will be posted on Amy's blog on Sunday, October 23rd.
When I saw the inspiration palette for this month's Altenew challenge I was a bit hesitant.
These colours, together, are a bit out of my comfort zone.
This card is my second try. The first try was a total failure.
I hope you like this, I made this for a friend. I tried to keep it simple and have a lot of white space to balance the vibrant colours, but of course I HAD to add paint splatters. Added a lot of dimension to the flowers, looks like this one will have to mailed out in a box!
I have used Hennah Elements plus Label Love.
Coloured the stamp using Faber Castell classic pencils. Added a bit of glossy accent on the flower centers, a few enamel dots and sequins to add the bling factor.
Thats it from my side!
Stop by my Instagram, I post quite regularly there!
I saw this gorgeous moodboard over at Artful Crafting and thought I'd play along.
The colours are SO not up my alley. I would've just used a couple of shades provided (preferably the greys and blue) and created a monochromatic card. BUT I wanted to challenge myself and stuck to the colours shown.
The big rose is handmade. The other three roses I dyed using distress inks.
The moodboard photo is so rustic and grungy, I wanted my card to have the same look
Applied tons of gesso and texture paste, also used Tim Holtz layering stencil to add design.
I also added a lot of stamping on the background but you cant really see that in photos because of the splatters.
Sentiment by Altenew, dies by Spellbinder and Cheery Lynn Designs.
Tons of sparkle on this card, closeup below.
Added a couple of sequins and I was done.
I hope you like it. I was very apprehensive, I didn't want to add the rusty lattice, I was itching to add a white one instead but I stopped myself. I think it doesn't look too bad, it actually works, separates the floral arrangement from the background!
Hi! I am Erum aka E.T.
I am in love with my cats, making cards and ALSO Tom Welling! LOL
This is ME! :)
I started blogging in 2008 and WOW I have come a long way!
I go by Glitter & Swirls professionally, you can find the link to my FB page on the side bar.
I thank my blog buddies from the bottom of my heart. Without you guys I would not have come this far and learned so much more.
Thank you beautiful people you!