Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

 I am excited to be part of the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop today!
If you arrive from Joni Nina Andaya's blog, you are in the right place. 
I want to mention that thanks to knowing crafty friends, my world travel is even more exciting. 
Over the last 8 years, I had met awesome crafty friends from all over the world...
from Amsterdam, Copenhagen...to Chicago, London, Santorini and most recently, Liverpool! 


Recognize a few faces? Just to name a few....
💙Vicky P. in Greece (top left), Laura Bassen ( bottom left), Taheerah, and Lydia Evans (top center)....etc.💙 they are all part of this blog hop/Altenew crew!
I enjoy meeting crafting friends on line and in real life!

 Onto my project for this hop....
When I designed a card with this hop in mind, I pulled out my two recent favorites.

Crafty Friends Stamp Set
Crafty Friends Stamp Set
ALTENEW
shop Simon Says Stamp here
and
  
 

Winter Rose Stamp Set at ALTENEW
 
shop Simon Says Stamp here
(use code HARVEST to get $5 off)

I came up with a subtle color combo with these two stamp sets and added my own spin to it.
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If you love the loose, artsy stamping, Winter Rose will definitely not disappoint.
Just  follow the instructions about stamping these roses, you will yield to gorgeous result. 
My stamping on this Winter Rose card was not exactly precise and perfect...which is why that it is awesome. The stamp set is just very... forgiving, you know what I mean?

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I used two of the roses in this stamped design. After stamping, I realized that it needed "something".
We R Memory Keepers HEATWAVE PEN Tool Starter Kit 662586
We R Memory Keepers HEATWAVE PEN
from: Simon Says Stamp  I took out my We R Memory Keepers Heatwave and did some foiling with  

Halftone Stencil
Halftone Stencil

along with
Inline Alpha Die Set
Inline Alpha Die Set


Those tiny silver dots and the sentiment "hi" are from foiling.
I used the alphabet negative die as my stencil and covered the area with my foil pen.
I love the shine that the foiling gives. Altenew stencils are also the BEST! 

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Altenew's color-layering inks make it super easy and fun. I have listed them below for your reference.
(affiliate links are applied at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.)
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 Altenew: all inks are from Altenew (see here), see my favorites here and here. 

Simon Says Stamp: Rock Collection Mini Cubes
, Tropical Forest Mini Cubes, Deep Blue Sea Mini Cubes 48 Mini Cubes,
I hope that you enjoy this awesome crafty friends blog hop.

Prizes
Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of 3 Altenew stamp sets
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate
My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate
Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate
Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens
WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate
Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1 year subscription



Be sure to leave comments by Friday, October 27th, 2017 for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on all of these blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on October 28th, 2017.


Giveaway: a winner will receive a $20 gift certificate in this blog post. Please leave me a comment for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Oct. 22nd right in this blog.


Blog Hop Order:
💙----->Virginia Lu<-----💙
(click photo to shop)
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FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout
Your next stop is my favorite ---> Simon Says Stamp!
Enjoy your hop, my crafty friends! 😘

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Teresa Stevens said...

This is a stunning card! I love the color choices and your use of the stencil was genius! It's a "Wow" piece!

stamping sue said...

I like the color scheme on your lovely card.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Marcie Lovett said...

Winter rose + sketchy Hi + unusual color combo = one great card!

Phi said...

Great card. LOve the foiling you added. Such fun.

Beka L said...

I love the foiling that you added to this card!

Eloise said...

This rose set is so vestal; stunning looks to create. Love your card.

cm said...

What a fabulous theme for a blog hop and I agree: crafty friends are the best! Meeting several in person has been one of my highlights of card-making! Your card is gorgeous; your photos, delightful! Hopefully, my husband and I will plan a trip East; I'd love to have coffee with you! Thank you for being part of this heart-warming celebration!
~carol

Jo Ann Usey said...

How creative to use do some "dot foiling" -- that really added a wonderful touch to your card! Love it! Also, a big Thanks for a chance to win a wonderful prize!

Jane Luxem said...

Beautiful artwork! Thanks to everyone for offering these fantastic giveaways!

Angela R said...

Nice card! Really like how you used the blue and gray colors together

jcamp2020 said...

Foil Pen? What? Alphabet stencil. When have I been? You gave me something new today. So, thank you. Love that you used alternative colors on your flowers. Very nice. Talented!

Glorie said...

Love the touch that the foiling gives. So pretty.

Robin Platt said...

Simply beautiful card.

Myra Selby said...

Your card is striking! the blue just pops from the page and foiling was a great complement to the flowers.

Sobi said...

Very pretty!

Kristine said...

Your cards are just beautiful! So glad I found you on this blog hop!

Karen Judy said...

Another beautiful card. I love the foiling and the color combinations.

Pam Wells said...

Very pretty cards and colors!

Andrea Hastilow said...

I love the subtle look you have put on this card, so different to the bold ones, thank you for being an inspiration x

Sue LD said...

Pretty color combo and I like the foiling.

Francine D said...

SO nice of you to share you pictures with us. I know names but not necessarily faces. Love your inspiration for this HOP!

Gwen Long said...

Great card. Love the use of different colors to create. So unexpected

Carol Rossouw said...

Wow! What a beautiful card! I love this crafting community and the fact that it can bring people together from all over the world. I have "met" some wonderful friends in places like Florida (USA) and even New Zealand!

Lieve said...

Beautiful card in a great colour combination. The dots, the sentiment and the string add for sure something extra !

Barbara S said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful card. The blue and gray are perfect colors for your sentiments.

Jeanne Beam said...

Love your beautiful cards and the sentiments. Thanks for sharing...

A Tad Bit Off said...

Fantastic card!

Geri Stuart said...

More friends and terrific flowers! With foil - what a great idea, thanks!

Keiren Dunfee said...

Love the use of those letter stencils and the foil! Super creative!

mtscrapgal said...

The foil dots added an interesting touch to your lovely card. Thanks

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous !

Jenny said...

Beautiful card really like the colors

Kristina "Tina" said...

The color scheme is stunning. Definitely will use these colors with a floral soon. Stunning.

Sabrina said...

Lovely cards! Thank you for sharing!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the gray and blue and those great foil accents!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards! Beautiful colors and details!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such a wonderful card !

Angela Walters said...

Virginia, This card is so beautiful! I love the colors you chose for it. You are a dear and anyone who is fortunate enough to meet you is a blessed person!

Cheryl said...

Interesting to see how you can use the layering stamps to get a looser watercolor look.

lritchie said...

Beautiful cards, all of them and a great blog hop with so many amazing talented designers!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Virginia! I really love your color palette and how you added silver foil with your stencil...so clever and so, very stunning!

I think it's so fun that you have traveled the world and met with so many Crafty Friends...and how clever you are to create a card with this theme!!!

Renee Paschall said...

Very pretty

Mike Coville said...

I love the foil accents. They go beautifully with the roses. Thanks for sharing!

Susie Sonnier said...

Has a vintage feel

Robyn said...

Lovely card and pretty colors!

Lindarub 25 said...

Great card.

Humbelle said...

I love these cards. This stamp set is gorgeous!

SusieQ said...

Your card is lovely.

Joy said...

I've only foiled on one card so far, but wanting to do it more. I just need to find a way to get more crafting hours in my day - LOL! Very pretty card!

Pri Created said...

Such a beautiful card Virginia...I'm loving this blog hop...getting to know about the awesome friends/friendships in this fabulous crafty world..!!

Valerie Breingan said...

Awesome color choice.Pops this card.

Judy M said...

THanks for sharing your creativity. beautiful cards.

Colette Cempura said...

I love the color choices. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Gorgeous! That blue really makes it pop!

Lady Fair said...

Love your take on the grayscale flower, so creative!

April said...

Pretty card and I love the color combo.

Dawn Jones said...

I love the metallic foiling and the texture.

Char K said...

love all the elements you put together!

KARIN MAYO said...

This is such a fun card! Thanks for sharing!

Di said...

I like the color scheme you chose and all the foiling details!

Linda Anderson said...

The winter rose stamp set has a fun look to it. I love the blue and the foil dots and sentiment. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

aasheeta said...

I love foiling too! Tfs

Maixee Lor said...

love the color!

Christine Alexander said...

love the card, and also love the use of the stencil. So pretty

JmB said...

Pretty card. I love the color combos. You never fail to inspire. Thank you for sharing.

Andrew and Bertha Pilgrim said...

Lovely card. Love the blue and silver foiling!

cropmom66 said...

Love these cards together!! Great idea using the foil. I like to have a little something shiny on all of my cards!

CathyL said...

The winter roses are so pretty!

Kelley Freeman said...

I love this Winter Rose stamp set. I think I will add it to my wish list. I like the fact that it "forgiving". I think the vintage look also makes it very versatile. This is a lovely card. Thanks for sharing!

Rufus said...

Great color combo! I love my inline alpha set and use it a lot. Great idea about using the negative and foiling it!

ro love said...

Grey on the card is a amazing idea! I can't wait to try that!

Linda Krull said...

Great color combination!!! Very cute design!!!

Tracy A said...

Great card. I love the foiling.

turk1002 said...

Love your choice of colors. Very different. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy Small said...

Your card is lovely, the foil really makes it shine!

Kapina said...

Cute card!

Margery C said...

Love the foiling accents. It does give the card an extra sparkle.

Scraphönan said...

Love combination with color and grey. Beautiful!

Suswic said...

So pretty, I love the colour combinations.

stOOpidgErL said...

Great card! Well done!

ann greene said...

I never would have thought of making a grey flower. But it works and the card is gorgeous.

froggers said...

That half tone stencil is fantatstic in the background. The roses are whisper soft. Love it.

Colleen said...

I love your card and that stamp set! Thanks for sharing.

Antoinette Olivas said...

The colors you used are divine. I love them! What a beautiful card.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Love the colors you chose! Very pretty cards!

Michelle Varol said...

What a beautiful card.. Love it..

erika said...

Lovely card, amazing colors!

kartelene said...

wow love your card great design thank you nice for the foiling

Doris B.Barrow said...

Really love your choice of colors, never would have thought of that on my own. So glad to have folks like you who are willing to share. Thanks bunches

Talitha Wright said...

Love your card. That rose stamp set is great.

phlower said...

Great details on your card! Also love the color combo. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Chiesa said...

Gorgeous card!

aynge said...

Loving the blue & grey together! (◕‿◕✿)

blaze said...

Crafty friends are the BEST!

Mary Locke said...

Added sparkle is always a winner...love your card!

Kathy said...

Your card is lovely! I especially like your color choices!

Jean Arizona said...

Love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Patty Jendrzejek said...

Thanks for sharing your comment about your stamping not being perfect. I think many of us are always over critical of our own work!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I really love the colours you've used and the subtle effect created with the stencil is so clever and adds interest:)

Jan Arnold said...

Great card! I have never heard of a heatwave pen and Im definitely checking that out! I love the look of foil - the shine is awesome! Thanks for sharing your creativity and tips!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the color combo and that foiling is fabulous!

trishden said...

Lovely card, nice colors and loving the winter rose stamps. Thanks for sharing!
Trish F
trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dana M said...

Beautiful card, love the addition of the foiling. So great to see your photos of crafty friends!

mimi said...

Super lovely and love those colors on your card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my goodness!!!
Awesome card and stunning colouring!!!

Tanja said...

really pretty and you have chosen some great stamp sets to showcase.

Lori Hefner said...

I love both those stamp sets!! Your card is gorgeous! I am in love with those colors:) Thank you for the inspiration:)

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Such a pretty project! Great hop!

Clara K said...

Beautiful card ! I love Altenew's products and combining different sets. The WRMK foiling pen looks like a tool I need also.

Beth said...

This card is fantastic. I am gong to have to look into the foiling pen. So pretty.

Jan G said...

Love the foiling on your card.

Abbie1 (Barb) said...

Just love the return of foil it just adds some elegance to our cards. :)

maria f. said...

So one day we too will meet. I'm sure of it. Just don't know where! Love how you added those bits of shine to spice up your lovely card, Virginia.

Sharon said...

I love your collage of your crafty friends and that you used the "Crafty Friends" stamp set. I just love all those sentiments. Your layering is so pretty on the roses.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the combination of the blue
and grey flowers. The foiling
is a fine touch.
thanks for sharing.

Jane Crisci said...

Virginia your card is so pretty! Thank you for the chance to win!

Raven Magill said...

I've never seen foiling quite like that! I especially like how it looks on the "hi" - beautiful card! Ty for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

Great foiled gorgeousness!

Isabel Z said...

Wow, this is an amazing giveaway and I love blog hops b/c they inspire me to create.

Tammie Koehnen said...

Beautiful card! I just love that winter rose set! Great blog hop.

Tammie Koehnen said...

Beautiful card! I just love that winter rose set! Great blog hop.

mandalj said...

What a great reason to travel - to meet your crafty friends! Love the soft blue and grey flowers on your pretty card.

ChristinaLabbe@aol.com said...

The silver foiling against the blue is LOVELY!

Megan said...

Very pretty! Such a versatile stamp set!

bevyb said...

Lovely card, really like the colors you picked. I will have to try the foil idea, thanks for the inspiration

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card! Love the blue with the gray and the extra sparkle. Great job.

Holly Graham said...

Beautiful card! I love the foiling details, really adds just a little something extra to the card that makes is shine and pop.

Renae Fuller said...

Beautiful card!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is an amazing card! The color is so bright and festive and I LOVE it!

Denise Gutshall said...

What a lovely card! I just love your colors! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Pereira said...

Very unique card!

Nunzia Carusio said...

I love Layering technique and this card is so elegant.
Thanks for this blog hop, I meeting a lot of fabulous creations.
Nunzia

Henriëtte said...

I love your great blue colour you used for this stunning card. I don't know a correct word for it, I am Dutch, its between bright and clean. Hope you understand my mumbo, jumbo.
And yes, I agree with you that the Flowers stamps and certainly the Build-A-Flower Stamps are verry forgiving.
Thanks for you lovely pictures with your crafty friends and the time and effort to share this with us.

Janet Zeppa said...

Grey and blue combo is so unique and interesting! Love all the foiling too.

Michelle Sullivan said...

Love your card...love the blues!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card..ove the extra interest added with the foiling pen.

Karen L K said...

Such pretty flowers and a nice color scheme!

Danielle Dietz said...

The silver foiling adds elegance to your beautiful card!

Nicole R said...

What a great card! I love the foiling that you added with the dots and the sentiment! Thanks for sharing.

Alaska .Kris said...

I love that you added the foil!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card with really gorgeous color combo!

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card...the colors used are different and so nice...

Dawn Turley said...

such an amazing colour scheme Virginia. Just love the combination

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful card! I love the blues and greys.

Debra said...

Stunning card...love the colors.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the colors you chose for your flowers. Unique and beautiful!! TFS

McStamper said...

Love the colors. Beautiful card.

Mona Toth said...

Soo cute card! I love the dimensions too!

Cassandra said...

So pretty! And I just love the friendship pics. Crafty friends are just the best. :)

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia!! Love your pictures, so much fun to meet all these sweet people in person. :-)

Jackie said...

The colours of your roses are so different yet absolutely gorgeous!! The card would have been awesome just with those but the foiling finishes it off perfectly! I love this floral set from Altenew as its so unique and looks very forgiving and allows you to play a little. It's definitely on my wishlist!

Traci L. said...

I love the colors you used! Lovely card!

Valerija said...

Beautiful card Virginia and I love the flowers.

Yasmine said...

Such a Gorgeous card!

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