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Altenew CHA Release Blog Hop

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Hi there, happy Monday! As you are hopping along with us now, I am down in Peterborough getting ready for my 2nd show of the day on Create & Craft featuring this awesome new Altenew CHA Release, so if you are in the UK I would love if you could join me at 7pm GMT.

I’m so happy and excited to be taking part in my first ever Altenew Release Hop! You should have arrived here from the amazing Nicoleif not don’t worry as I have a hop list further down my post or you could start from the beginning at the Altenew Blog .

Today Altenew are releasing ten new stamp sets! And what’s a blog hop without prizes?!?! Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win! You have until Friday January 22 to leave your comments. Also, also, also leave a comment on this post for a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate for the Altenew online store! Win, win right?!?

So let’s get on with the inspiration……

For my first card I have used Peony Bouquet, this such an amazing set and the layers are awesome- a little different than the realistic layers on other of the Altenew floral sets, these layers same to be more like a painting on a China vase…

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I have used some of the layers in the set to stamp this amazing floral focal point and may card, I have used Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen Crisp Inks. I masked out my flowers to stamp the leaves around to create a one layer card. As all my floral stamping is flat I then added my sentiment using You Are.. covering my main image.

My second card features Way Too Sweet

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I created this background by attaching the stamps the wrong way on to my stamping block, inked this up with coloured ink (Ocean Waves, Lavender Fields, Peach Perfect, Cotton Candy and Mango Smoothie) and stamped. I then attached the image to my block the way it should be and stamped the outline image on top in black ink. The sentiment is from the same set.

My third card features (my favourite set fro the release) Botanical Garden….

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I saw a card on Instagram recently by Amy Lee aka ‘the craft bunny’ , and just had to Case it ! I stamped images from the set repeatedly onto a piece of watercolour card and heat embossed them in white. I added water all over the piece then dropped in colour to the bottom … I am totally in love with this card. The sentiment is from You Are…

My fourth and final card for today uses Teachers Rule….

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Although in the set this is supposed to be an apple but I had the Four Scoops ink out on my desk and thought this would be fun to make into a peach, totally works right?!?! And the sentiment is from Way Too Sweet…… I think this combo was just meant to be!

Here is the hop list order

Lydia (You Are Here)

So remember Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win! You have until Friday January 22 to leave your comments. Also, also, also leave a comment on this post for a chance of winning a $30 gift certificate for the Altenew online store! I will too be picking my winner on Friday January 22nd.

Next on the list is the uber talented May!

I would really love to know what you think of my card! Please leave me a comment, maybe even subscribe to my YouTube channel or follow my blog. If your interested, I’m also on Facebook and I share sneak peeks of my projects (and my life) on Instagram.

Hope you have a beautiful day and I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs Lydia xxx

PS. We are also having a special release in February of two more sets designed by the awesome Marika!

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