Altenew Educators "Anything But A Card" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 Hello and welcome back! The Educators have a fabulous Hop for you today! Hopefully you arrived from Fiona Duff but if you didn't you can start back at Altenew Card Blog or start from my blog! Our task was to create inspiration that wasn't a card, so I chose a wreath!

I started by choosing the color palette I wanted to work with for my idea! 
I knew I would need greenery, which was done in Forest Glades. For the blooms, I chose Rouge, Blush, Spicy Yogurt and Apple Red cardstock colors.  For the inks I used: Obsidian Black and Warm Sunshine mini ink pad. 

First I started on the construction of 12 flowers with the Craft A Flower: Cistus die set. The Craft A Flower is the newest addition to the monthly subscriptions  The leaves are from Just Leaves Die set, and I used about 4 full sheets of Forest Glades to give my wreath a look of fullness. 

My sentiment is from the You are Loved die set. I did it in Blush and love how it turned out. The floating look is from adding a quarter sheet (5 1/2 by 4 1/4 in inches)of window sheet under the wreath, and then adding the sentiment. 

Here's a close up of the blooms. I popped up every other one, for an even fuller look. I love putting them together. I did this in two days! First the die cutting and then the next day I put them together. 

The Mini Delight: Bee Kind stamp and die set are the perfect little addition to any project. Along with the Artist Markers set A, in which I used the lightest blue for the wings. 

But I couldn't have done this project without my bestie and the hubby who gave great ideas and plenty of support! 

Next up is Nenette S. Madero  (the list is below)


$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/04/2021 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Anything But A Card” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

 Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/06/2021.


Altenew Card Blog 

Terri Marie Koszler 

Neha Aggarwal 

Bridget Casey 

Tenia Nelson 

Nandini Karmarkar 

Teri Stokes 

Rachael Shedeed 

Fiona Duff 

Eva Bussom  

Nenette S. Madero 

Roteja Galvan 

Karen Brown 

Sandra Woodson 

Helen Kalb 

Penny Pynnonen 

Rosie Neustaedter 

Irina Fonina 

Rebecca Sogn  

Nancy Souza 

Virginia Lu 

Also wanted to take a moment to thank my fellow Educators for a beautiful hop!

Thanks for stopping by 



Mini Delight: Bee Kind Stamp & Die Set


Obsidian Pigment Ink


Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink


Cosmic Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set A


You Are Loved Die


Just Leaves Die Set


Craft-A-Flower: Cistus Layering Die Set


Apple Red Cardstock (10 sheets/set)


Spicy Yogurt Cardstock (10 sheets/set)


Blush Cardstock (10 sheets/set)


Rouge Cardstock (10 sheets/set)

I saw it on ALTENEW

Forest Glades Cardstock (10 sheets/set)


I used chip board to create the outline and for the body of the wreath and acetate sheets. I used them to float the bees and the sentiment. 

Altenew Love - gift stamp set

 Hello and welcome back to the blog!


Received this beautiful stamp in the mail yesterday. I couldn't wait to to make something, so here it is! 

Flower Pop - free gift from 
Obsidian Black Ink 
Many Thanks
Various Ink colors
Red Cosmos Enamel Dots
Leaf Burst stencil 
Modeling Paste
#alteneweducator #altenew #altenewlove
#simplecard #godisgood 

Thanks and see you soon!

Altenew Inspiration Challenge May 2021

Hello and welcome back to another exciting month of challenges at Altenew. 
I've got a bit of water coloring, lots of fussy cutting a simple sentiment for you today!
 Starting with the sentiment and florals I used the beautiful Smile More stamp set.  

I used the inks suggested and their darker counter parts. So for the blooms, I used Tea Party colors. Then for the greenery I used the Tropical Forest colors. I used the Oval Inks as watercolor by gently pressing the ink pads onto a watercolor Medium Palette.  I did the same for the background, with Deep Blue Seas mini ink set, adding the blues in small sections until I got the look I loved! The paper I used for this project was watercolor paper and Parchment cardstock. The last thing I did was to add some White Ink Spray and Black ink for the sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by 

Cotton Candy Decor

Hello and welcome to my blog!
Today I've got a quick clean and simple card.

Mantle Décor- Spring Die to create the vases and florals in white cardstock. I then added a cotton candy background and used the A2 cardbases, along with some Red Cosmos enamel dots and it was that easy. The sentiment is from the Many thanks stamp set, its ink is Obsidian Black. I hope you enjoyed the simply beautiful.  All products used are Altenew

Have a beautiful day!


Freshly Made Sketches #483 Narelle

Hello and welcome back to my blog!

You may have noticed a pattern, I love FMS sketch challenges! Today they've got a new sketch, and I've got a new card to share. 

Altenew: Using the Mantle Décor - Spring die set , I've created the vase and florals. I used the Artist Markers: Cosmic Garden, set A on the blooms and greenery and rounded imagery. The vase is made with the paper pack: Verdant Walk. The sentiment is from Sentiment Strips 2 in Black Ink. The card base is also available at Altenew however its currently sold out. Last but not least are the Cool Summer Night enamel dots. Wink of Stella pen  that I used for the black splatters!

Thanks for stopping by 


I saw it on ALTENEW

Mantel Decor - Spring Die Set

I saw it on ALTENEW

Cosmic Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set A

I saw it on ALTENEW

Verdant Walk 6x6 Paper Pack

I saw it on ALTENEW

Sentiment Strips 2 Stamp Set