Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, happy Wednesday!
Welcome to the second day of the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop!! If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Kathy Racoosin. She is so amazing, isn’t she?

For my card today, I’m featuring the Poinsettia & Pine stamp set and the Holiday Wishes stamp set. These are my two favourites!
I started by stamping all Christmas images from the Poinsettia & Pine set onto watercolour panel using black pigment ink. I then coloured them with watercolour pencils, and then brushed them with water brush. I used red, green, brown to colour my card. It’s a traditional holiday colours but I love this combination especially when paired with white!

Special Offer!
FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer valid from October 17th at 12:01 am EDT through October 19th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

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 three 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 at 11:59 PM EDT 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

BLOG HOP LIST:
Your next stop on the hop is Create & Craft TV. We hope you have all enjoyed our fun and inspirational blog hop!
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Sandy Allnock
Therese Calvird
Scrapbook & Cards Today
Ellen Hutson LLC
Kathy Racoosin
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Create & Craft TV
Sandra Dietrich
Pretty Pink Posh
Kymona Tracey
Terhi Koskinen
Agnieszka Malyszek
My Sweet Petunia
Tracey McNeely
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Emily Leiphart
Freckled Fawn
Nichol Spohr
Anna Komenda

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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Altenew: Happy Holidays

Happy Thursday crafty friends!
I’m up on the Altenew blog with my Christmas card to share with you using the Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia along with other products. The poinsettia is one of the plants traditionally use as Christmas decoration so it makes me feel excited about Christmas approaching!!
To create this card, I stamped & die cut the layered poinsettia from the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia set. I used (from light to dark) Ruby Red, Velvet, Dark Chocolate dye inks for solid images and then Jet Black dye ink for outlined image. I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Altenew Holiday Wishes set on dark brown card stock in white, and then trimmed it down as a small banner.
For the background, I die cut the Striped Leaf Cover from kraft card stock, and then mounted the “Striped Leaf” panel on kraft card base using foam tape. I added white ink splatters here and there. I added Gold Fenstone Decorative, poinsettia die cut, and sentiment banner in order using foam tape as well. To finish it off, I added white dots using Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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Altenew Stamp Focus: Just Because

Happy Monday crafty friends! I hope you had a wonderful World Card Making Day last weekend. I’m up on the Altenew blog with my three floral cards using the newly released (and so gorgeous) Altenew Just Because stamp set. I love this set so much!!

For my first card, I made a watercolour card using watercolour pencils and water brush. I stamped larger arch-shaped flower bouquet image from the Altenew Just Because set on watercolor paper panel using VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink, coloured them with watercolour pencils, and then brushed them with water brush. For the sentiment, I used the word “hugs” in the Altenew Script Words die set.

For my second card, I created a watercolour smoosh background – This is a very pretty and unpredictable watercolour background technique!! I stamped a flower bouquet and sentiment from the Just Because set on the centre of an A2 sized watercolour paper panel in VersaFine Onyx Black pigment ink. Once the inked panel was dry, I applied a watercolour wash on the panel using some Distress inks and a water brush.
Once the watercoloured panel was completely dry, I die cut the word “XO” from the panel using the Altenew Bold Alphabet die set. I mounted the panel on white card base using glue tape first, and then added the word dies using foam tape.

For my last card, I coloured the flowers with the Artist markers along with some Copic markers. I stamped and coloured a flower bouquet, cut a top part of the panel, and then mounted it on top-folded Lagoon card base using foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner

Hello crafty friends, Happy World Card Making Day! I’m popping in to announce the Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner!!

The winner is
Ericka Strange
(Gorgeous cards especially the white cotton flower and I love the bell you added! Beautiful job!)

Big congratulations!! You will receive a $30 gift certificate from the Altenew!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts

Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, happy Thursday!
Welcome to the second day of the Altenew September 2017 Release Blog Hop!! We have 14 brand new stamp sets, 15 new die sets, and re-inkers in September! If you arrived here from Keeway Tsao’s blog you are on the right track!

For my first two cards, I used the Cotton Comfort stamp set along with the Holiday Wishes stamp set.
I love white on kraft! This is one of my favourite colour combinations for Christmas cards. I stamped the large cotton flower from the Cotton Comfort set on kraft card stock in brown pigment ink, coloured it with white polychromos pencil, and then die cut it with the matching die. For the sentiment panel, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Holiday Wishes set in white, stamped cotton flowers randomly using Tea Dye Distress ink, added white ink splatters, ink blended all edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I tied the jingle bells on the cotton flower because it’s a Christmas card! :D
I randomly stamped cotton flowers from the Cotton Comfort set on watercolour paper panel in brown pigment ink, and then watercoloured the panel using Distress inks and a wet paint brush. I added white ink splatters. For the sentiment, I used the Holiday Wishes stamp set.

For my third card, I made a shaker Christmas card using the Night Before Christmas stamp & die set. I stamped cotton flowers from the Cotton Comfort set randomly onto white paper panel using Silver Stone dye ink, then cut a Christmas tree window on the centre of the stamped panel using the Night Before Christmas die. For the ombré stamped tree, I used the Bamboo, Forest Glades, and Evergreen dye inks.

For my last card, I made a watercoloured flower card using brand new Just Because stamp set. It looks gorgeous in my eyes, haha!! I stamped the flower cluster on watercolour paper in black pigment ink, lightly watercoloured the stamped image using watercolour pencils and water brush, and then fussy cut it. I mounted it on the left side of kraft card using foam tape, and then added white ink splatters.
GIVEAWAY 1!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, October 7th.

GIVEAWAY 2!
I’m also giving away a $30 gift certificate to one lucky winner! Please leave a comment on this blog post by Thursday, October 5th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. I’ll announce the winner in this post on Saturday, October 7th.

BLOG HOP LIST:
Your next stop on the hop is super amazing Marika Rahtu. We hope you have all enjoyed our fun and inspirational blog hop!
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Kristina Werner
Laura Bassen
Erum Tasneem
Agnieszka Malyszek
Kymona Tracey
Virginia Lu
Keeway Tsao
Yoonsun Hur (Me!!)
Marika Rahtu
Reiko Tsuchida
Therese Calvird
Terhi Koskinen

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!!

Keep smiling and be blessed! God bless you all!
Love Love Love RejoicingCrafts


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