Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Altenew November Blog Hop Winner!


Happy Tuesday! It's about to be a super-happy Tuesday for one lucky peep as I'm here to announce the randomly selected winner a $30 Altenew gift certificate from the wonderful Altenew November Blog Hop!

So, without further ado, the lucky winner is:

Denise candelaria said...
Your card is simple and easy to create if I had to make a lot of them. Which since I am new that would be good for me.

Congrats, Denise! To claim your prize, please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com with the subject line 'November Release Blog Hop Winner from Amy's Blog'. Happy shopping! :D

Thanks to everyone who hopped along with us! If you enjoyed seeing the new November release in action, then you may be interested to know that I've whipped up a card featuring the new Hello Sunshine stamp set on the Altenew blog. Here's a sneak peek of it:

Hello Sunshine close up

You can check out the full post here if you're interested. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sunday, 20 November 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags


Happy Sunday! I'm here today to join Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags on behalf of Altenew who are sponsoring the event today and offering a $30 gift certificate for one lucky peep. Be sure to visit Tracey's blog for the full deets, inspiration, giveaways and the opportunity to join in the fun by linking up your own tags for the chance to win even more prizes!

Have you seen the sponsors for this event? Check them all out below!

For my tag, I decided to have fun with Altenew's Bells and Bows stamp set and co-ordinating dies along with a sentiment from the Modern Deer stamp set.

Season's Greetings tag

I thought it'd be fun to create a bauble-style tag by simply die-cutting a circle of green cardstock and threading baker's twine through the top of it. I then heat-embossed the sentiment from Modern Deer across it and affixed a stamped and die-cut bow to the top. I needed Mr Gray on hand to photograph this tag, literally! He's holding up the twine for me. :)

I hope you find time to check out the full 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a super Sunday!


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Altenew November 2016 Blog Hop


Happy Tuesday! I'm here today to celebrate Altenew's fantastic release of 16 brand-new stamp sets and 8 die sets as part of a good ol' fashioned blog hop. You should have hopped across here from the amazing Yana Smakula – if you haven't then be sure to start out at Altenew HQ. :)

For my blog hop project, I couldn't resist inking up the super-trendy Happy Dreams stamp set to create a motivational card for a dear friend of mine.

Be a dreamer...make it happen!

I decided to pair two sentiments together for this design. The way that the main sentiment has those little thought bubbles trickling down just called for it! The three stars are from a cluster of stars from the stamp set and I stamped them using Volcano Lake ink to add a pop of colour and a visual triangle to complement the focal point. Easy. Peasy. :D

Now a blog hop wouldn't be a blog hop without some prizes and special offers, right? Well first up Altenew have a fantastic promotional offer by offering a free You Make Me Happy stamp set with every purchase!

This offer is available while stocks last and the set will automatically be added to your order. Hurry though, the offer ends on Thursday November 17th 2016 at 11:59pm EST and is limited to one per customer.

Secondly, Altenew are celebrating the blog hop by giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! To be in with a chance of winning, simply leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday November 21st 11:59pm EST and the winners will be announced on the Altenew Blog on Tuesday November 22nd.

If that wasn't enough, there's also the chance to win a $30 gift certificate right here on this blog post! Simply leave a comment here by Monday November 21st at 5:00pm EST and I'll announce the lucky winner on Tuesday November 22nd. :)

Right, there's some serious hopping to be done so that's enough from me today! Next on your inspirational blog hopping adventure the fantastic, Kathy Racoosin. Enjoy!



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