Thursday, 20 July 2017

Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew July Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Marika’s blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Altenew blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

There are some new fabulous stamps, dies and inks being released today and they are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store.

To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw FIVE lucky winners who will each receive a $50 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th. 

In addition, one winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post and will receive a $30 gift certificate!

For today’s blog hop I’ve created three simple one-layer cards using the new stamp sets. For my first card, I used a beautiful Floral Fantasy Stamp Set. I stamped flowers using shades of pink: Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry and Ruby Red from the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. For the leaves I used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen.

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The Thank You sentiment comes from the new Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set.

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To create my second card I used another beautiful floral set called Sketchy Floral. It’s a large whimsical floral image, great for any projects, cards or scrapbook layouts. I simply stamped it with Forest Glades ink and used Altenew green markers to colour some of the images.

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To finish my card I stamped the hello sentiment in black.

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And for my last card I used the new Indoor Garden Stamp Set. Love this clean and modern stamp set with a variety of potted plants with a beautiful painted look! Perfect for CAS cards! Here's what I came up with using this set.

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I stamped a few different plant images in a row and for my sentiment I again used the sentiment from the Sketchy Floral set.

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That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is Kymona Tracey!
Here is the full line up for the blog hop today.



Agnieszka Malyszek <-- you are here

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Aga

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coral Charm Release

Hello Everyone and welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower Release! Every month on the 15th Altenew has a special release of a new Build-A-Flower set and this month it's a beautiful set called Build-A-Flower: Coral Charm. This will only be available as a set with coordinating die and you can purchase it at the Altenew online store.


To celebrate this special release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win!

Here's my card, I created using the new set. I stamped the floral images at the bottom of my card using a masking technique. First, I stamped all the outline images with black ink, then I used the Cotton Candy, Purple Wine, Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp Dye Inks to stamp the other layers. I also used some markers to colour the small flowers.

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I can't wait to see what you create with this beautiful set!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a nice weekend!
Aga

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Altenew June 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner


Hello! I'm popping in to announce the winner of the $30 gift voucher for the Altenew June Release Blog Hop. Congratulations go out to:

Cyndi Morris

Congrats Cyndi! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 31/07/2017 with the subject line "Altenew June 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from Aga's Blog" to claim your gift certificate!

Thank you everyone for taking part in the Blog Hop and for all your wonderful comments!
Aga

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Altenew June 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed and you can find the winner HERE!


Hello Everyone and welcome to the Altenew June Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Enza’s blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Altenew Card Blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Tuesday, June 20th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Thursday, June 22nd.

In addition, one winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post and will receive a $30 gift certificate!

There are eleven stencils being released today and they are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store. I love using stencils, they are such a great tool to have on hand! They can be used with lots of different mediums and they are an excellent way to add unique and beautiful designs to any project quickly and easily. Today I have three simple one layer cards to share with you using some of the newly released stencils.

For my first card, I used the Splatter Stencil to create a background.

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First I applied blue ink with a sponge dauber and then I stamped small flowers from the Crafty Friends Stamp Set to create a pattern. I used Altenew markers to add colours and details to some of the flowers. To finish the card I stamped two sentiments in black.

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For my next card, I used a great geometric stencil called Layered Kaleidoscope Stencil A. I chose to use here three different Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Sea Glass, Frayed Leaf and Dusk and applied them with a sponge dauber.

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To finish my card I used stamps from the Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set. I stamped a bold round sentiment with black ink in the centre of the pattern and added some black stars here and there.

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For my last card today, I used the Watercolour Stripes Stencil, which I love! This stencil is a fun way to create a watercolour effect, without having to get out your watercolours! I simply blended two inks (Cotton Candy and Mango Smoothie) over the stencil with the sponge dauber and then added some ink splatter for more artistic look. Such a perfect and mess-free result without much effort!

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The last step was to stamp images from the Floral Shadow Stamp Set with black ink in the centre of my card.

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That’s it for me, your next stop on the hop is amazing Lydia Evans and I can't wait to see what she came up with today! If you want to start from the beginning to check all the amazing projects along the way here is the full list:



Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sveta Fotinia
Sandra Dietrich
Yoonsun Hur
Erum Tasneem
Laura Bassen
Enza Gudor
Agnieszka Malyszek <--- you are here
Lydia Evans
Kymona Tracey
Debby Hughes
May Sukyong Park
Terhi Koskinen
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Therese Calvird
Lilith Eeckles

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Aga

Friday, 2 June 2017

Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner


Hello! I'm popping in to announce the winner of the $30 gift voucher for the Altenew May Release Blog Hop. Congratulations go out to:


Congrats Suzanne! Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 31/07/2017 with the subject line "Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from Aga's Blog" to claim your gift certificate!

Thank you everyone for taking part in the Blog Hop and for all your wonderful comments!
Aga

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed and you can find the winner HERE!


Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew May Release Blog Hop! If you came here from Sveta’s blog, then you are on the right track. Otherwise, go back to Altenew blog and start from there, as you won't want to miss anything!

There are some fabulous stamps, dies and embossing powders being released today and they are now available for purchase at the Altenew online store.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

In addition, one winner will be chosen from the comments left on this blog post and will receive a $30 gift certificate!


Today I have three, very CAS cards to share, using the newly released products. For my first card, I used a stamp from the new Watercolor Frames stamp set to create a subtle backdrop for a cake from Cake Love Stamp Set.


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I used Altenew Markers to do some colouring and used a shape from Simple Flowers Die Set to cut out the stamped cake.

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For my next card, I again used a stamp from the Watercolor Frames set for the background. This time I inked the image with three different colours of ink to achieve a fun ombre look.

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As my focal point, I used a beautiful image from Under the Cherry Blossom Tree stamp set. I stamped it with black ink and cut out using the coordinating die.

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For my last card today, I used Enchanted Iris Stamp Set. I simply ink part of the flower stamp and stamped them in a row.

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I used markers to do some simple colouring and added the sentiment to finish off the card.

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This is the last stop on the blog hop today, I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and the inspiration from everyone! If you want to start from the beginning to check all the amazing projects along the way here is the full list:

Agnieszka Malyszek <-- you are here

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop



Hello Everyone! Today I’m very honoured to be participating in the Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! I love seeing how this company has evolved over the years and I am beyond thrilled and deeply honoured that I can be a part of their amazing team! Congrats on 3 wonderful years, Altenew!

You should have arrived here from Altenew blog if not head back overe there to begin the hop.

Special Offer 

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes

This is a four day event with an amazing line up of designers taking part, loads of inspiration and amazing prizes up for grabs! Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners! There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

 • Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
 • Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
 • My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
 • Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
 • WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
 • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
 • Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
 • Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
 • Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
 • Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
 • Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
 • Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

Altenew
Agnieszka Malyszek <-- you are here
Tracey McNeely
Butterfly Reflections Ink 
Eunyoung Lee
Vera Yates 
Stephanie Klauck 
My Sweet Petunia 
Emily Leiphart
Kim Stewart
Freckled Fawn 
Lilith Eeckels 
Kathy Racoosin

For today's Blog Hop I created a simple card using some of my favourite products from Altenew. It would be very hard to pick just one favourite, but I have few that are always at the top of my list: Remember This Stamp Set and Bold Alphabet Die Set. Some time ago I made THIS card using these products together and today I decided to CASE it. Here’s what I came up with:

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First, I stamped outline images in light green to create a delicate background for my bold sentiment. Then, I die cut the letters out of white cardstock to create “friend” word and used the beautiful floral stamps to decorate it. The “hey there” stamp is from Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set.

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That's it for me. Your next stop on the hop is Tracey McNeely!

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Aga