Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Altenew’s A Year In Review Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to this special "A Year In Review Blog Hop" by Altenew. As the title already suggests, we're going to review the past year and showcase some of our favorite projects.
I absolutely love the products from Altenew! Especially the flowers are amazing :)
This is going to be a long post so get a cup of steaming coffee and enjoy!! You should have come here from the super talented Therese Calvird's Blog.


Here are a few of my favorite cards:

I used Altenew Vintage Flowers and Label Love stamp set to create this card. First, I stamped and embossed the flowers using white embossing powder. Then I added distress ink. The embossed flowers resist the ink, which really looks so pretty in real life.



For my 2nd. and 3rd. card, I used the same stamp "Winter Cottage" and used it in 2 ways. I love how different the cards look. 
For this card, I sponged the cardbase from top using 3 colors of distress inks and flicked some gold ink to it. I then embossed the image using gold embossing powder and applied some chalk pastels to add color. I stamped this beautiful sentiment using Navy ink and love how the card turned out.


For the card below,  I simply stamped the image using Smokey Grey ink. Added a touch of  watercolor. I adhered this panel to the cardbase. I then cut a piece of linen cardstock and framed the image using 3D foam.




Oh, I love these pretty butterflies fluttering by  from the "Wild Hibiscus" stamp set. Once again, I used Distress inks for the background. The wax paper technique yielded the wonderful texture. To finish off, I embossed the butterflies onto vellum and did some fussy cutting. To finish, I applied some Wink of Stella for some shine.



This last card was total fun to create. I have a video for you too. For this card, I used the "Wild Hibiscus and Label Love" stamp set once again :)



Click below to watch the video :)


The next stop on the hop is so very creative Marika Rahtu's blog.

How can a celebration end without prizes??? Altenew is generously offering lots of them :)

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET to enter, and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, January 6th.

I will also choose a winner from the comments below. Please leave a comment by Thursday, January 5th and I will pick a winner on the 7th. of January. Don't forget to check on that day. The winner will receive a Altenew card by me :)

Lastly, Altenew is running a special shipping promotion now through Friday. Make sure to enter the code at checkout to take advantage of this special deal!


Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping on all retail orders with code GOODBYE2016 at checkout and $7 OFF international shipping on orders over $17 with code WELCOME2017 at checkout. Offer ends Friday, December 30th at 11:59 pm EST. (Retail orders only. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other coupon codes.)

Blog Hop Order

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Pam D. said...

All your cards are beautiful! I especially love the vellum butterflies they are gorgeous, and the background makes them pop! Thanks for sharing!

I Card Everyone said...

Isha, you know me a little bit, so you won't be surprised when I say:
you had me at VELLUM BUTTERFLIES!!! xx Happy New Year!!!
=]

Carey Nusbaum said...

Isha, beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Didier said...

Lovely cards, Isha! I simply love the little white embossed flowers with the happy background - so simple and striking!

Tink said...

I just LOVE your cards!

cm said...

You've designed incredibly gorgeous cards this year; how wonderful to see some of your favorites reviewed. The butterfly, especially, catches my eye! Swooning! Spending time at your blog has been a highlight for me in 2016; looking forward to more visits and inspiration in 2017. Receiving a card from you would be marvelous!
~carol

judy said...

Lovely cards! I especially love the first one using Vintage Flowers!!

Betty Keefe said...

all lovely cards, but the vellum butterflies are the best!!

Tomiko Bishop said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing❤

Cathey Day said...

Bright colors are my favorite! So beautiful! Thanks!

Cathey Day said...

Bright colors are my favorite! So beautiful! Thanks!

ann greene said...

Your use of color is fabulous. I love your cards.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are wonderful!!! Love them all and Altenew:)

Lori Ingraham said...

The butterflies are beautiful.

Lynda said...

I love your use of the distress inks, and the resist.

Debbie Selby said...

Just saying that the vellum butterflies card is breath taking.

Theresa N said...

Love the butterflies

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

These are stunning. Thanks for the inspiration!

BeverlyBL said...

I especially love your vellum butterflies. Beautiful. Thank you.

SusieQ said...

Love your cards. They are beautiful.

Abby said...

Great cards!

Margaret said...

Beautiful cards - I especially like your distress ink backgrounds!

Kim Hund said...

Beautifly designs Isha. So enjoying the inspiration from all the talented designers. Would be honored to win one of your cards. Happy New Year.

Nives K said...

Beautiful cards.

Teresa Doyle said...

I especially love your second card with the beautiful blue sky behind the scene but all of your cards are amazing!

Nancee Purdum said...

Such pretty cards! Love them all!

Jennifer said...

Winter cottage is a beautiful stamp! I love the gold flecks on the navy! Gorgeous!

Suzan D. said...

Stunning cards. Happy New Year.

Erika Kjellsson said...

Lobely cards! 😍😍😍

I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Hugs,
Erika

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Barbara Green said...

I really loved your vellum butterflies. The rest of your cards are beautiful.

bev p said...

Your cards are lovely. I especially liked the last one, and even took the time to watch the video. I think I was drawn to this one because it looks like something I just thought of this morning, but in reverse! I was cleaning the craft room and found a piece of watercolor I had been playing around with--it looked a little like a flower, and I was thinking how pretty it would be to stamp a simple flower stamp over the coloring. Alas, I have no large floral stamps. How is this even possible??? Thanks for the inspiration and a different way to accomplish the card!

gardener said...

The butterflies, yes, definitely the butterflies are my fave. Great cards. Happy new year.

StampinLouie said...

Lovely cards. I now need to buy the. Winter Cottage set. Your cars are so pretty.

barbara macaskill said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the ones using the Winter Cabin stamp set!! I have it and love using it! TFS!

Susi K. said...

I love your card selection - so fresh, colourful & inspirational!

Fiona said...

wonderful cards, I do love your zig colouring.

Fi
x

Barbara said...

Your cards are all so pretty. I especially love the butterflies.

Kris Van Allen said...

such pretty cards, and what a variety!

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a great post packed with tons of beautiful work!

Katy said...

Beautiful work. Happy New Year!

Barb said...

Love the beautiful butterfly card-my personal favorite. All your cards are so well put together-thanks for the inspiration!

Donnadoll said...

These cards are all so beautiful. I especially love the thank you card.

Anne Harada said...

Wonderful inspiration and beautiful coloring! Your cards are lovely!

zehra said...

Pretty cards, so much inspiration, love the butterflies over paint.

Cynthia Cole said...

Love all your cards!

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful details and colors on your cards! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

Isabel Z said...

What a fun blog hop! I always get inspired by seeing all of the wonderful creations.

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful cards. I love the embossed butterflies on vellum.

A Crafty Person said...

So many beautifully inspiring cards for 2106! My favorite is the butterflies with rainbow background.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely set of cards Isha. The winter cottage cards are so pretty. Love the soft coloring... the flowers are so pretty and colorful. Happy New Year!

Sharon Salerno said...

Love your cards!

Rebecca Ednie said...

These are so beautiful. I specially love the second one.

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards, Isha! I don't know how you could choose just a few--they're all so wonderful!

Melissa Bi. said...

You have a way with watercolor! I wish I could get my zigs to give me these results ;P Thanks for the chance to win one of your pretty creations.

girl with a curl said...

So many lovely cards, especially love the butterflies. Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna Z :)

Kathy Thisted said...

I really love all these cards! the butterfly one is especially stunning!

MiamiKel said...

What fun cards - I am especially drawn to the Watercolor splash one!

Happy new year!

Sharon Klumph said...

Thank you, Isha. I just love, love your card using Wild Hibiscus. The butterflies on Vellum and cut outs are elegant against the Distress ink background.

dtilt1 said...

I like the sentiment saying of warming your heart for 3 winter months! Although I must say for those of us who suffer through wintertime it seems like a lot longer then 3 months of winter every single year!

Sandra Colebank said...

I love those white butterflies.

Kleri F said...

Great creations and lovely colors!Thank you for a chance to win and for the blog hop!
Have a Happy New Year!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love the butterfly card.

robiw said...

The are all amazing ... but I do love that butterfly!

BunnyD said...

Gorgeous cards. The one with the vellum butterflies is stunning!

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards!! I love each & every one! Loved the video also. You make the coloring & designing look so easy! Thanks for sharing all these gorgeous creations. creations.

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous cards! I love Altenews florals

Debi Vintinner said...

Your cards are so vibrant and beautiful!! Love the velum butterflies!!

Jo-Anne Tedford said...

Beautiful cards

Sheila H said...

All your cards are and beautiful. I particularly love the vellum butterflies.

Barbara said...

Love them all, but especially the card with the vellum butterflies. Loved the video,too! I enjoyed watching you color!

Ruth Doherty said...

Love your work and your sense of color!

SueB said...

lovin' your marvelous watercolor coloring; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

joy said...

Beautiful cards! Love your colorful style. Happy New Year, Isha.

joybird1223(at)gmail(dot)com

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! That second one is my favorite. I love the simplicity and that great bold blue with the gold splatter.

Janelle said...

Your talents are varied and wonderful. Love your use of color.

Elaine said...

All the cards are beautiful, but I am partial to butterflies so liked that one the best. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

I love the watercolor and especially the butterflies.

Macimbalo said...

So pretty! I love your coloring and can't decide which card I like best, so I just will have to love them all!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your water coloring. Beautiful collection of cards. Thanks for all of the inspiration

ScrapaDiddle said...

Just signed up to follow your blog cause you make pretty cards! Love what you do with Altenew stamps!

Texan Princess said...

So happy to see a few cards that aren't flowers. Don't get me wrong, Altenew's floral layering sets are awesome, but they have other stamp sets that are equally great - such the cabin scene that you used. Love it!

Betty J said...

I absolutely love all your cards. You are so very talented!

Ro Love said...

I am totally over the moon excited for this blog hop I have totally been needing new ideas for my alter new stamps I bought 10 new packages a few months back and have been stumped on what type of new flower cards to make so this is absolutely amazing thank you so much for the beautiful inspiration!!!!!

Shirley B said...

Lovely cards.

stamper101 said...

beautiful colors and card designs!

Preety said...

What a gorgeous collection of cards :) Thanks for sharing.
Cheers and Happy New Year
Preety

Deeps said...

All these cards are beautiful Isha. Love the butterflies.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. I look forward to following you in 2017. Have a Happy New Year!

Tami Priebe said...

Your cards are fantastic, I can't decide which is my favorite or which to try and recreate first!! You are so very talented, thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline Frisbie said...

I was drawn particularly to the Winter Month's cards. Something warm and quaint about those cards even tho they are in winter. Very nice cards.

Chris Handy said...

Love your celebrate card. The spot of color is stunning.

Maxine M. said...

Looking at all your beautiful cards gives me ideas to start my new year card crafting! Thank you for sharing your talent.

bkazoo said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing

Lori Wisneski-Wenger said...

Love your water coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

The Introvert said...

I love the idea of revisiting the cards of the year! And with the hope, it gives me a chance to see so many that I missed!

Sue LD said...

Your cards are beautiful. I really like the one with the butterflies and the winter cottage.

Melissa said...

I just discovered Altenew stamps this year and I am in love with them. I like how the layering stamps look so real.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love them all!!

Gail said...

Love your vellum butterflies, Isha! Such a fun, cheerful card.

Cassandra said...

Gorgeous cards but I especially love the last one where the colour bleeds from the flower. Very delicately done.

Sandy Griffin said...

All the cards are beautiful but the butterflies cheered me up on a dreary winter day.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely cards but I love the little cabin ones.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such beautiful cards ! Thanks for sharing.

cghundley said...

All are so pretty
and I love the
Just Saying with
the colorful
background and
the butterflies.
CArla from Utah

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the two versions of the log cabin.
the butterflies on the vellum
are fantastic.
thanks for sharing so many wonderful
projects.
Happy New year

Marie said...

So many different beautiful cards. Love the log cabin

Deb said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really like your backgrounds!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your versatility and creativity in making these lovely cards. Thanks for sharing your talents with us:)

Karen said...

Lovely cards!!!

stephanie said...

Beautiful butterfly card and how you colored with the Zig's....

Sharon Tate said...

What lovely cards I especially like the vellum butterflies.

Helen Kalb said...

Isha,the embossed flowers masking the watercolor looks stunning on picture as well - that is a lovely card!

Sue McRae said...

Your last card is fantabulous. I just love the carefree water coloring and great design! This card makes me happy!

Karen Mills said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love all of them, especially the watercolor; lovely!!!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such pretty cards. Great job!
natgodfrey4@gmail.com

Elaine M said...

Wonderful color choice - lovely cards

Marty B said...

Very pretty cards & awesome color choices for the backgrounds!

cindybearj said...

I love all these colorful cards. I like the way you took the cabin in the snow and made it look wonderful in 2 different ways!

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous cards Isha. You are so inspiring.

Teri W said...

Love love love the first floral card! So bright!

sammi said...

So many beautiful cards to review! They are all awesome in thier own unique way! The butterfly card is my favorite. Love the look of the embossing on the vellum

Sammibug in Ohio

Linda Anderson said...

Beautiful cards Isha. I'm new at watercoloring so I love your examples using it. So fun and bright! Love the velum butterflies! Thanks for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

beautiful cards!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are stunning! I love your blue sky with the gold!

Debra said...

The butterfly card is stunning. Thank you for the video and for sharing your talent.

Daria Z. said...

Just beautiful, Isha - and I'm happy to see that one of my faves made the cut. I have always loved that butterfly card - so bright and happy with that hint of texture.

Oliev said...

Amazing cards!

Maja said...

Amazing collection of cards.

Debra Clark said...

Love your cards, I really like the butterflies . Thanks for sharing

Kathy H said...

I love the look you achieved with the watercolor brush pens - gorgeous!

K Eddington said...

Beautiful! ✩ ♡🌟 Love the elegance of your cards 😊

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow beautiful cards.

Rose said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the soft colouring on the Winter Cottage But the beautiful watercolouring of the Wild Hibiscus is stunning! Great video too!

Carol Henderson said...

L remember your lovely cards from the earlier blog hop. In fact, because of your beautiful "cabin" cards, that set went on my wish list for Christmas.

Sharon Mesdag said...

Your cards are beautifully colored and have such light and life to them. I have to try the wax paper technique you used on one of your cards.

Jeannean said...

Your cards are fantastic! Thanks for sharing the video on the last card! I especially like how you only pulled off some of your adhesive and could still align your card!! I can't believe I didn't think of that, but am so glad I saw that you did!! I have ruined many cards by sticking instantly and crooked LOL! Thanks!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the water coloring, so pretty!

DonnaB said...

Your cards are really beautiful!

Jan Phat said...

Beautiful, Cheerful and Wonderful cards Isha. Love them all/Jan

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are all gorgeous, Isha! I love how you add a section of bright color surrounded by crisp white! Just beautiful!
Happy New Year!
Michele

Diane Phillips said...

I love your card with the vellum butterflies, very pretty.

Karen B. said...

Such an amazing use of color you create, these cards are gorgeous!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, I love your elegant card designs and color combos too. My favorites are the cottage ones, so warm and cozy. Thanks for awesome video too.

Sarah M said...

Such pretty cards! Love the watercoloring with zig markers. Can't wait to try mine out (Christmas present)!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow! Each card is prettier than the next!

stampfoldandrepeat said...

Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing! The winter cottage stamp is so gorgeous, and your cards are wonderful showcases of how to use it!

Z Sullivan said...

Beautiful cards. Hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for the video and the inspiration. Happy 2017.

Sharman said...

All of the cards are beautiful. I love the butterflies....

godzillagamer awsome said...

I love to see stamps, or any supplies, used for more than one application.
Love the pop of color against the grey outlines on the last card. Just lovely

Char K said...

thanks for the video, love that card!

patti said...

Love the watercolor video. Thank You!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Love your video - and the wonderful card - happy new year !

Heather DePasquale said...

Love your cards..the distress ink and zig brush watercolors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Thanks for the Zig video. Beautiful card!

Flo said...

Great group of cards. Love the vellum butterflies and the background colors.

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! Love your vellum butterflies! 🙂

Helen said...

What lovely cards. Especially the beautiful butterflies and watercolour flowers.

Kim Anning said...

Great cards, keep up the good work

lostinpaper said...

ALL of these are so absolutely fabulous Isha, love love love!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

All your cards are so beautiful. I especially love your card "One kind word", so inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

Violet said...

Just saying & celebrate are AWESOME. Crafty 2017 to you.

tatabajkova said...

Very beautiful cards !

Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the flowers and the butterflies, and the Winter Cottage scenes are making me need that stamp set! One more for my wish list, along with Wild Hibiscus!

D.Ann C said...

SO lovely! I especially love those vellum butterflies over those gorgeous colors!

Kathy W said...

Very nice cards! I'm so glad to see projects using the winter cottage. Where did you get the Japanese proverb stamp? Thanks for all the inspiration.

mandalj said...

Beautiful cards - my favourite from this set is the first one, such pretty colours!

Mom and wife. said...

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Mom and wife. said...

Lovely cards and your cheerful colours combination is lovely.

Debbie B said...

Beautiful cards! Such pretty colors. TFS! Wanted to use that cabin stamp but ran out of time. Next year!

Unknown said...

I love your creative coloring. Keep up the grand work.

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I see lots of yellow in some of your cards and I am happy as a clam. It's my favorite color so good on you for using it. It is very underused in my opinion.
My faves are the Thank You card that looks like you painted it but not all of it, you left some of it white. It's a very cool card and I love how you put sequins in the middle of the flowers. I have done that before.
That little cabin in the woods looks like a stamp I have and I love your card because of that.
Last but not least is the butterfly card which is so beautiful! I wish I had a die cutter so I could make a card like this.
All your cards are beautiful and very colorful but those are my faves. Thanks for being a part of the hop and I hope I get to win something.

NM said...

My favorite card is your first one, so colored !

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Such Beautiful and Creative Cards! Thank u so much for the inspiration! Would love to win a card handmade by you!

Judie said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love the wild hibiscus one!!!!

Debbie Anemaet said...

Your cards are beautiful,Isha! The colors are so vibrant and you did a great job coloring the images. Very inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

Louanne said...

That winter cottage in gold was so serene and beautiful. And your Wild Hibiscus card was gorgeous - I will be trying that with some of my Altenew stamps later today! Thank you for sharing your creations and have a Happy 2017!

Norine said...

All great cards just beautiful

Janet said...

Such gorgeous cards! I wish I was so gifted!!! Thanks so much for all your inspiration and sharing it with us! God bless!

Pennie Glasser said...

Love all of them

Kapina said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Rowena Miniaci said...

Enjoyed all your beautiful cards through the year!! All the colors are so pretty

Alaska .Kris said...

That little cabin stamp warms my heart! Maybe it's because I live in a log cabin!

loulou said...

Amazing collection of cards Isha. I really loved your gold embossed winter cottage and stunning free flowing watercolour wild hibiscus.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Isha!! My favorites are the ones with the winter cottage

Sandy Small said...

Great cards! I like seeing all the different styles of cards that can be made using the same stamp set.

Naama said...

Oh wow - such gorgeous creations! I really love your unique style, beautiful designs :) Thank you and happy 2017!

Christy Q said...

Your first winter cottage card is just amazing!! I remember seeing it the first time around via a pin and had traced it back to your page - just amazing!!!

Helen Gullett said...

Isha, your cards are GORGEOUS and STUNNING with your coloring works on each of them.

Cyndee Scholet said...

I am a new visitor to your blog and I enjoyed seeing all the wonderful cards you made.

Sindhu said...

Lovely cards...

Donna said...

So pretty! I love the variety!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards! I like the creativity in your layouts - Something a little different to add interest to the card.Also, I am fairly new to Altenew and I was beginning to wonder if they only sold flower stamps and dies so it's really nice to see that there is more than just flowers. I will have to say that my favourite is the butterfly card. It is so bright and colourful!

Carol Rossouw said...

Beautiful cards with beautiful stamps!

Stampin_melissa said...

Such beautiful work! Thank you for linking the video, it was awesome to watch you work. I need to get my watercolor markers out and play!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are all so fabulous. Love your different techniques in coloring.

Carol Hintermeier said...

I love all of your cards! All are so pretty, especially the butterfly one!

Kate B said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing your talents!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards esp. the last with the slight explosion of colour.

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