Friday, December 22, 2017

Altenew Year in Review Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hey Guys!

I'm so excited today! Feeling very honored and humbled to be a part of the Year in Review blog hop with Altenew!

Before I share my favorite Altenew projects of the year, we need to take care of some very important business!

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.

Altenew is also allowing me to give away a $20 gift certificate to one, randomly selected winner, from the comment section below! How awesome is that?! 

And to celebrate the end of 2017 and welcome the new year, Altenew is also offering free shipping codes for a limited time! 

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Just click on the photo above to shop and use the above codes from 12/22/2017 through 12/24/2017, for free shipping! Woo, hoo!

The blog hop starts here at the Altenew card blog and here at the Altenew scrapbook blog. 

Okay, let's get this party started! If you've been following along, you should've come from Hussena's blog, "Quill and Punch Works." To start at the beginning of the hop, click one of the Altenew links above.

I've got five cards to share with you, four of which I created earlier this year, and one extra I wanted to make, just for today. And if you know me at all, you'll understand why all five cards are florals. Altenew has the BEST floral images!

Products used are listed below in the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.

First up is a card created with my all-time favorite Altenew set, "Beautiful Day."
 

I loved painting these gorgeous, white embossed images! I only used two Zig Markers for a watercolor look.

Next is a card using their, "Hibiscus Bouquet" stamp set.



This time I colored the images with Copic Markers. A few splatters add a fun element to the card.

My next card was created using Copic Markers again but this time with Altenew's, "Adore You" stamp set.


 So fun to color!

The fourth card is another one with the "Beautiful Day" set. 


I used Zig Markers on this one too. Love these colors!

Okay, last one. Yup, you guessed it! I just HAD TO pull out the "Beautiful Day" set and play with it again! I mean, come on - duh! I haven't used it since October! This time it's in purple shades. So yummy!


So, there ya have it! My favorite Altenew cards from 2017. I hope they've inspired you!

The next stop on the hop is, my talented friend, Dana!

Enjoy the rest of the hop, good luck in the giveaways and thanks so much for stopping by! ♥






 

82 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, love the bright colours so pretty.

shensen said...

Your cards are lovely. I especially love the orange flowers. Thanks Barb for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards re stunning - love how you can color your flowers so realistically - thanks for sharing :)

Betty Keefe said...

all gorgeous creations - Beautiful Day is one of my favorites too - happy holidays!

donna mikasa said...

Your work is always inspiring, Barb! You have such a way with flowers and color!

Jean Chaney said...

Lovely work using these wonderful Altenew products. You have inspired me to pull out my Zigs!

Debra Rumpza said...

Your coloring is simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Karen H said...

Always love seeing your fabulous cards. Thank you for sharing your talent and creative ideas. Merry Christmas and the happiest New Year.

Cyndi Morris said...

Your coloring is absolutely beautiful.

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I love the Beautiful Day stamp set so much and you make it look so perfect!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays..

Marianne said...

Beautiful coloring and shading.

Lynne said...

Your cards are all wonderful. I think my favorite is the frame. Just got this set and hope you don't mind me casing it. Delightful. Merry Christmas

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful coloring. Love the florals.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the bold and vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing

Andrea Hastilow said...

The colours & colouring on your cards is stunning, just two colours of zig, they look like many multiples of, wow x

Eve N said...

Your cards are truly lovely! The copic shading really brings out these florals and shows off the beauty of the Altenew stamps.

Sherri Little said...

So good!

Geri Stuart said...

Bold and beautiful! So beautiful! So much fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Maria C said...

Beautiful work.

Janelle said...

BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS! You do wonderful coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise Bryant said...

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

Gigglls said...

Thanks for all your inspiration!

Cindaku said...

I love the coloring you have done on both of the Beautiful Day stamp set cards!

Heather M said...

Beautiful and vibrant cards! Lovely!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS collection of cards, Barb! Beautiful designs and I have to say your Copic coloring is amazing...WOW!

LeLe31 said...

Amazing cards, Barb! It amazes me how beautifully you color them! ��

Linda said...

Love your cards.

Helen said...

Thanks so much for sharing all your lovely cards.

Handcrafted by Helen said...

Your year of cards for altenew are such an inspiration! You have such talent, thank you for sharing it with us

bev p said...

Your coloring is just amazing! Every one of these images just pops off the page. I am blown away. Thank you.

Barbara said...

Beautiful, bright and bold in design....just perfect!

Debbie B said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!! I love the colors and the "Adore You" and "Beautiful Day" stamps sets are two of my favorites! I'll be back here to see yours again when I go to color mine. Thank you for the inspiration! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful designs throughout the year!

Carrie said...

Your cards are such beautifully colored! Thank you for sharing! I am so inspired to do more coloring on my cards!

Patty said...

WOW,WOW,WOW!! Stunning flower cards!! You are such an excellent colorer!! I have Zig Brush Markers & I'm going to have to practice with them a lot more before I come anywhere near that good!!

Barb Thompson said...

Your cards are just amazing! I agree, the Beautiful Day stamp set looks like one I have to add to my stash. And, the lovely purple colors you use are fabulous. Thanks for the ideas.

pcm said...

these are STUNNING!!! beautiful day is one of my faves too!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the vibrant colors.

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing,

Lagene said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL cards, I love your inspiration! I especially love the Beautiful Day card done in oranges!

Carol Henderson said...

I have to agree, Beautiful Day is a great place to start if you want a winner and you sure do have some winners!

FD91354 said...

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

Sundaystamper said...

These cards are terrific! The colors are bold and inviting!

Rubeena I. said...

Love all your cards, Barb!

Lorraine Turner said...

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

Nandini said...

You are absolutely right Barb. Altenew has the best floral images. And I love all your cards. They are just beautiful!

Liron Alush said...

Such vivid colors! Loved your cards!

Nana Griffin said...

I see why you picked these as favorites! They are favorites for me too.

Cindy C. said...

Barb these are gorgeous projects!! Thanks for the fabulous review!!

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Beautiful coloring

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Altenew does make the best floral stamps and you have really proven that with your cards. Gorgeous!

Stampnms said...

Beautiful day is my favorite too. ^-^

Greta said...

Beautiful cards--every one of them, Barb! I especially love the look you achieved with the Zigs!

Teri Smith said...

Oh my goodness, how can you pick a favourite out of all those yummy gorgeous cards?! Such Talent!! Happy New Year!

barbara macaskill said...

Love, Love, love card #3! All are stunning but that is my absolute favorite! TFS!

Stephanie Savidge said...

Very pretty coloring on your cards.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are lovely!

Nicole said...

Beautiful work! Love how vibrant your cards are!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such gorgeous flowers! Beautiful creations!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! I love the purples in the Hello Beautiful card!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS favourites!
L O V E your inky florals!
My favourite is a tie for the top spot, "Hello Beautiful" and "wish you the most beautiful day" both EXCITE and DELIGHT ... but I could be biassed because Beautiful Day was my very first Altenew stamp set :)

Na Sa said...

Absolutely beautiful and stunning set of cards. loved all of them..very difficult to chose one favourite.. thank you so much for the inspiration..

kerry myers said...

These are absolutely beautiful!! I also agree that Altenew makes incredible florals!! Great job!

Mary Holshouser said...

The flowers are gorgeous.
The shading makes them so
life-like.
thanks for sharing with
us this year.

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful set of creations!! Love the floral cards :)

Dawn Jones said...

I love watercolors and have missed them this past couple of months. You inspire me to pull them out again.

F. Andre said...

Your florals are beautifully coloured! Thanks for the inspiration you provided this year. Happy New Year.

Cassandra said...

Love the rainbow I adore you card! Everything is so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Alaska .Kris said...

You color so very well!

Sue LD said...

Love the colors on these beautiful floral cards.
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Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

All your creations are so gorgeous !
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beachgirl0323 said...

I really like your Rainbow Flowers. The colors are great.

Tracy A said...

What beautiful floral cards. I especially love the “beautiful day” card.

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

Megan said...

Fabulous coloring in all of them!

jn said...

I am speechless !! What you have done with a Beautiful Day is amazing. It is probably one of my favorite sets to get. Love, love, love your samples....I must subscrbe to your blog. thank you!

Super Stick Chick said...

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

Stefanie White said...

Bard your cards are just beautiful! You are truly inspiring to a beginner like me!!

Jean said...

Lovely inspiration!

Sean Parker said...

Such a beautiful wishing, loved them all.
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Daria said...

Wonderful cards! My favorite is the yellow/orange Beautiful Day card. Stunning