Thursday 22 December 2022

Altenew A Year in Review: Crafters' Edition Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello inkers!

I'm thrilled to be taking part in Altenew's Year in Review: Crafters' Edition Blog Hop + Giveaway - you should have found your way here from Karen's blog.

As 2022 draws to a close it's a great time to look back at all those projects you've made throughout the year using Altenew stamps, dies and stencils.  It gives you inspiration for future projects and reminds you of all those Altenew products in your stash waiting to get re-inked! 

I've made quite a few projects this year using Altenew so it was quite hard to whittle it down to just 4:

Blissful Blossoms featured in a couple my favourites - the flowers are quite small so there's lots of different ways they can be arranged to give a different look each time.  On the first card I arranged them around the Mid-Century Frame Die. I love the sentiments in this set too - I'm very particular when it comes to fonts and I love the mix of the pretty script and the plainer serif. 

For the second card I set the blooms against a rectangle from Halftone Squares and added a sentiment from a different set - Leaf Clusters.

I gave the flowers a miss for this little card and instead used the butterfly from Ori Kami set against some Leaf Clusters. I added a touch of embossed gold to the leaves using a tiny stamp from Hennah Elements. I do love that a lot of Altenew sets come with smaller stamps so you can add some finer detail. 

My last card is actually my most recent using the ever popular Beautiful Day with a sentiment from Sentiment Strips.  I've kept the foliage very simple in shades of brown and gold - it's so detailed it really doesn't need any colouring. The background has been embossed using the Majestic Bloom 3D embossing folder. 

Prizes Galore

Altenew is giving away over $500 in total prizes including a $100 gift card to 1 lucky winner, 3 $50 gift cards and 27 $10 gift cards. Winners will be chosen from both blog hop #1 and blog hop #2. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE by 12/27/2022 for a chance to win.

Wait...there's MORE!

Altenew would love to see YOUR favourite handmade cards, layouts, home decor etc featuring their products! Feel free to share them on social media or on your blog using the hashtag #AltenewBest2022.  You can also add a link to your project on the Altenew Year in Review post. FOUR lucky crafters will each win a $15 gift certificate to the store!  Winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/29/2022.

Your next stop is the very talented Mindy Eggen but if you'd like to go in blog order here's everyone taking part: 

Altenew Card Blog

Erin Thompson

Annemarie Caister


Karen Brown

Claire Apostoloff

Mindy Eggen

Fiona Duff

Karen Reรกtegui

Carol Hintermeier

Bobby Hagen

Michelle Short

Lorena Brougher

Michelle Burnier 

Happy stamping! 

Claire x


  1. Your cards are so pretty and elegant.

  2. All four cards are so lovely. The leaf cluster die is one of my favorites. Its so versatile, and gorgeous! I also think the stenciled half tone squares background adds so much.
    Happy Merry Everything!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

  3. Beautiful cards.

  4. Very pretty cards Claire. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  5. Beautiful cards, coloring and layouts!

  6. love your CAS cards - you have such an artful eye - pure eye candy

  7. The blue flower, and the blue and yellow are my favorites. They look sooo pretty

  8. These are so pretty! Love the floral designs and the butterfly!

  9. Beautiful cards! I love the yellow flowers!

  10. I want to give my vote to Beautiful Day (because I have that one :D) but I think the yellow Blissful Blooms beats it out.

  11. Lovely cards, Claire! The beautiful day stamp set is one of the first stamps I purchased from Altenew. Still one of my favorites!

  12. Hi Claire. Thanks for helping us remember these beautiful cards from 2022. I look forward to more in the new year.

  13. Your cards are pretty and delightful! My favorite is the last, beautiful day card. I just love the flowers and the colors.


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