Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

 I am excited to be part of the Altenew Crafty Friends Blog Hop today!
If you arrive from Joni Nina Andaya's blog, you are in the right place. 
I want to mention that thanks to knowing crafty friends, my world travel is even more exciting. 
Over the last 8 years, I had met awesome crafty friends from all over the world...
from Amsterdam, Copenhagen...to Chicago, London, Santorini and most recently, Liverpool! 


Recognize a few faces? Just to name a few....
💙Vicky P. in Greece (top left), Laura Bassen ( bottom left), Taheerah, and Lydia Evans (top center)....etc.💙 they are all part of this blog hop/Altenew crew!
I enjoy meeting crafting friends on line and in real life!

 Onto my project for this hop....
When I designed a card with this hop in mind, I pulled out my two recent favorites.

Crafty Friends Stamp Set
Crafty Friends Stamp Set
ALTENEW
shop Simon Says Stamp here
and
  
 

Winter Rose Stamp Set at ALTENEW
 
shop Simon Says Stamp here
(use code HARVEST to get $5 off)

I came up with a subtle color combo with these two stamp sets and added my own spin to it.
Altenew File4

If you love the loose, artsy stamping, Winter Rose will definitely not disappoint.
Just  follow the instructions about stamping these roses, you will yield to gorgeous result. 
My stamping on this Winter Rose card was not exactly precise and perfect...which is why that it is awesome. The stamp set is just very... forgiving, you know what I mean?

Altenew File5

I used two of the roses in this stamped design. After stamping, I realized that it needed "something".
We R Memory Keepers HEATWAVE PEN Tool Starter Kit 662586
We R Memory Keepers HEATWAVE PEN
from: Simon Says Stamp  I took out my We R Memory Keepers Heatwave and did some foiling with  

Halftone Stencil
Halftone Stencil

along with
Inline Alpha Die Set
Inline Alpha Die Set


Those tiny silver dots and the sentiment "hi" are from foiling.
I used the alphabet negative die as my stencil and covered the area with my foil pen.
I love the shine that the foiling gives. Altenew stencils are also the BEST! 

Altenew File6

Altenew's color-layering inks make it super easy and fun. I have listed them below for your reference.
(affiliate links are applied at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.)
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 Altenew: all inks are from Altenew (see here), see my favorites here and here. 

Simon Says Stamp: Rock Collection Mini Cubes
, Tropical Forest Mini Cubes, Deep Blue Sea Mini Cubes 48 Mini Cubes,
I hope that you enjoy this awesome crafty friends blog hop.

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 3 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 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.


Giveaway: a winner will receive a $20 gift certificate in this blog post. Please leave me a comment for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on Oct. 22nd right in this blog.


Blog Hop Order:
💙----->Virginia Lu<-----💙
(click photo to shop)
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FREE U.S. shipping with code CRAFTY or $5 OFF international shipping with code FRIENDS at checkout
Your next stop is my favorite ---> Simon Says Stamp!
Enjoy your hop, my crafty friends! 😘

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Kelli Friar said...

love the blue! so pretty!!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your blue and grey colour combo. So pretty.

Terri Koszler said...

So pretty, I love your style

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your card... and the details on it!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Your card is great and I love the foiling!

pamboe said...

Now I must put that half-tone stencil on my shopping list. I love the collage effect you've achieved on your card.

Kailash said...

Your card is so pretty as always!! You are one lucky lady to have been blessed with meeting crafty friends along with your travels!!

Andrea said...

So pretty!

Cindi Hall said...

Good choice of the stamp sets. I know it is VERY hard to choose one from Altenew because they are all so gorgeous!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous colours Virginia and a beautiful card.

Anila Dk said...

Amazing card with beautiful colours

Clemente Batan said...

Love the subtle color you used in your card.-Maria Giselle B.

Annette:) said...

I really like the grey and blue combo. The pop of foil is a great addition!

Foodista88 said...

After seeing your works, I ant to purchase that rose stamp set!!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Love the bling!

Basiljen said...

Your card is simply lovely. Thank you.

Jackie Parkins said...

The blue and gray/silver together is a lovely color combination.

Ja'Net & Melissa Wise said...

I love the color palette and techniques you used. Beautiful job! Thanks so much for sharing!

Angelica Conrad said...

I just ordered a couple of these products. The Craft Friends stamp set is so clever. Thanks for sharing your cards. They’re lovely.

Barbara M said...

Awesome card! I love this new set.

Mary W said...

Just had to buy the crafty friends stamp set. Make a mess sentiment is just too good to pass up!

Carol Godfrey said...

Beautiful cards I am loving the rose layering set I'm having so much fun on this hop would love to give altenew a try

Mariana Flores said...

Love the color combo, very elegant card! This blog hop is amazing!

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Pretty!! Love the colors you used!!

Mirella said...

Lovely card, I love Altenew products! I am so jealous that so many of you wonderful crafters get to meet in real life, I'd love to meet loads of people, too! :-)

KimberlyRae said...

AMAZING!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Beautiful card - great design with the stamping.

Christie Brooks said...

What a beautiful surprise in the use of the colors! A must try.

Pennie Glasser said...

I love your card, super cute!

sentsue said...

Fun twist with the HI on the card. Thanks for sharing your talent!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

barbara macaskill said...

❤️❤️❤️ your blue and gray flowers! They are stunning! The addition of the foil stenciling is a lovely touch. TFS!

Lindah said...

Beautiful card.

Diane Stricker said...

Love your card. Pretty colors.

Leigh P said...

So elegant! Thank you !

Trina P. said...

Pretty card. Blue is my favourite colour. .

gardener said...

Hi Virginia. The winter rose set is on my wishlist. Hope i don't need to wait until Christmas. Also have the ink sets on my wish list. Yum.

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a pretty card - love the foiling:)

dligon said...

I love the blue and the silver together, so elegant

Rachel Vass said...

Absolutely stunning card, love love love it.

Rania K. said...

Lovely card!

Abby said...

Great card!

Haris said...

I love the colors!Pretty card!

Nikki said...

Awesome cards, love the color combos.

conil said...

Wow. Love the mixture of blues, greys and silver foiling. Just looks elegant and pretty.

LauraJ said...

Beautiful card!

diane p said...

Wow... I love the colors and all the extras you added to this card! Absolutely Amazing!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely card Virginia, beautiful combo of blue and grey flowers!

Jean McCurry said...

What a fun card. Very inspiring.

Corina Dickey said...

Love the blue and gray colors! Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Teresa Doyle said...

How lovely Virginia and the sentiment is FABULOUS!

Linzi Conners said...

Beautiful card! I need the forgiving nature of this set! ;)

Barbara said...

Great idea to foil this. It adds so much. Very pretty.

Heather M said...

Love your blue and gray flowers! Your cards is gorgeous!

Renuka M said...

Gorgeous card..Loved the color combo and foiling on halftone stencil!!

solarj said...

Love the blue and grey together.

_michelleomurray said...

Love the stencil touch! Beautiful card, Virginia.

Berina RGA said...

Such a lovely card! I love this color combo. Love the use of stencil!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

I have to agree, a crafty friend is most definitely a gift.

Purple Princess said...

I love the blue and gray together!

Mel said...

This is a lovely color combo, and I love the foil touches you added with the HI.

Audrey Clark said...

This stamp set is BEAUTIFUL!! Your color choices are awesome by the way. Crafty friends are the best. :)

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your card is stunning! The foiling adds just the right touch and I love the color combo you chose.

Deborah R said...

Wow! Love the silver touch. Such a different and lovely color combination.

Karen H said...

Love your beautiful card. The added foiling really pops.

Marcia said...

Such interesting colors! Love the loose watercolor look and the background is perfect for this layout.

Pamela Schexnayder said...

so pretty

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I am so in love with this stamp set.....Thank you for sharing your lovely card....hugs

Tammy B said...

totally in love with you added the foil!

Shreya said...

This is the most beautiful color combination I’ve seen today! So catchy yet subtle! Love how you’ve assembled the card! It’s really beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!

Harriet said...

Odh my goodness, your use of the stencil is brilliant!! Love your card!

Jennifer Glieco said...

Love your card. Just beautiful!

dannyscotland said...

What a beautiful color combination you've used with these flowers. Very pretty!

donatelloh said...

Love the use of the gray color. Understated but beautiful!

Char Borgmann said...

Layering stamps look fun, need to get some.

Janet Robson said...

I just love the foiled elements you added to your already beautiful cards.

Marsha said...

Love this rose stamp set.

Beverly S. said...

Virginia, I like the royal blue and gray colors together....I don't think I have ever used them together...so definitely inspiration! ;) Thank you for sharing your pretty card! Fun crafty friends and fun blog hop!

Salianne snickerbaucker said...

I have never tried the foiling technique. Thank you for using it on your card.

Rachel Groner said...

The blue & grey tones are so pretty & love the "crafty friends" sentiment set

Patt H. said...

The blue & grey combo is wonderful & I love this gorgeous set! I have noticed a lot of grey being used so better get some grey minis ordered. I love the soft effect it gives.

Lynn Brown said...

This was a beautifull card. I LOVED how the blue flower matched the blue cardstock. That was a really nice tie it together card!

Lindar C said...

What fun it must be to meet all the people in your photos! Your card is so pretty!

Nicki Wong said...

Ilove your card. Altenew has the best flower stamps ever. Your work is wonderful.

luvtosew said...

I love the colors used in your card. I think the gray is such a nice combo with the blues. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

Judie said...

Wow amazing card! Love the touch of silver!

Sandy M said...

Your choice of flower colors are unusual but I love them. The foil added so much to the card also

Janet D. said...

This is wonderful!

Shan said...

Your card is so very pretty. I really love the color combination you used. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week.
Hugs, shan

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, I love the blue and grey together. What a beautiful card!

D Golly said...

Nice card. Love the colors. Silver and blue are so classic.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Simply stunning!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the hint of Polka-Dots dancing on your card Virginia!!

Pk Marchand said...

Love the card and pictures of your crafty friends. Always fun to be with friends that craft.

Lindsay Olmstead said...

I love the foiling accent! Great touch!

Lee Newton said...

Very lovely card and very wonderful release. The crafty friends sentiments are really great and the flowers. . . ahhhh.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love the foiling you did on this card; it takes it to an elegant level.
Very beautiful.

Unknown said...

Soooooo pretty!

mycraftysmell said...

Beautiful card and great techniques. Thank you

Kathy M. said...

Great cards with those great Altenew stamps!

bev p said...

so...how did I not know about the heatwave pen? I need to look into that! Thanks for showing this gorgeous floral image with foiling...something that keeps going through my head when I see these cards. I just love these stamps (and anything shiny!)

Barbara said...

The sentiment on your beautiful card is so true and what a "wonderful crafting world" it is out there! LOL! I'm so thankful for crafting friends "both known and unknown" on the net!

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Lovely card! Really like the blue and gray together - beautiful combo!

Judy Tuck said...

The combination of colours of your card really go together quite nicely. Beautiful!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous card, I love the soft colors!

Angela V said...

Your card is beautiful and simple and wonderfully embellished! LOVE that stamp set for it's simplicity. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Michelle Seward said...

I Love the non-traditional use of blues!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love the foiling on it. Will have to try that technique. Have a great day and thanks for the chance to win.

debnlaptop said...

Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! I really like the silver foiling on the card, it did give it some pop!

DJ said...

I just love the color choices. So beautiful and the foiling adds just enough pop. TFS!

Jolande Poel said...

Those heatwave pen details look great. I really like that extra bit of shine it gives to the cards.

StampinLouie said...

VIrginia your card is so pretty and crafty. Hope I have the chance to MEET YOU someday!

Tina said...

Such a pretty card, love the colors

Linda Kunsman said...

beautifully designed card-and I do love that winter rose set!

Terri Mariani said...

I love the blue! So pretty!

Diane said...

Color scheme is gorgeous!

Julie Booker said...

Wow! The colours you have chosen have made this stamp look so different from everyone else's designs on this blog hop. I love it!

Martha Herrera said...

What a delightful card! Love the pretty color you chose.

Starr Patrick said...

beautiful cards thank you for sharing

gabriella said...

Great cards , I like your use of grey

Tracy said...

Blue and gray roses have a deep meaning for me, and this is just beautiful!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Wow, beautiful card, love the gray and blue with the touch of foil! thanks for sharing the pics of fun crafty friends!

Kym Maxwell said...

Love love love this card!! The colors are beautiful together!! The foiling added that extra something to the card perfectly!! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card!!!

Teri W said...

Love the grey contrast flower!

LeAnn D said...

You are soooooo right about this stamp set being forgiving. I LOVE those types of stamp sets! Your card is stunning....lucky is the receiver!

Cheri said...

So pretty and artistic, Virginia!!! The foiling really packs a punch and brings the entire panel up a level.

Bridget Grant said...

That winter rose is a must have, beautiful and stunning.

4Ucards said...

Love this card. I wish I had more crafty friends to share this lovely card with. I love both stamp sets.

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Virginia - the foiling dots are a great added touch!

Lynne said...

The foiling adds a nice finishing touch.

PatQ's Cards said...

Love how you combined blue and grey. The sentiment is so true!

Linda Witherspooon said...

Love the blue. Also really enjoyed the YouTube video of Stamping with Watercolor markers. Thanks for sharing.

Becky Thomas said...

Sharing your talent with us is definitely a gift! Love it!!!

JPScraps said...

Love your card....especially the unusual (but awesome) color combo.

Lisa said...

This is so elegant and stunning!! The colors are gorgeous!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Betty Sue said...

Very artsy! Lovely!

María Alba Negrón said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS!!!

Michelle H said...

That's what's great about those stamps, they are forgiving, but yours were pretty perfect. Great job.

Jen said...

What a gorgeous card. I like the monochrome look of each flower and the layout you created. I also enjoy the inspiration I get from your blog.

Janet Newberry said...

I love the beautiful color combination of the blue and gray flowers. The foiling is a great addition. I do a lot of foiling, but not like this. A great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Jean said...

So very pretty! Loving the colors!

Sophie F said...

Blues are my absolute favorite and I love how you used just the most beautiful shades for your card...Really just absolutely stunning design I love it so much. Thank you for sharing! :)

Margaret said...

What a wonderful card! Love your use of foiling!

Lisa Elton said...

Pretty colors and a pretty design! This is marvelous Virginia!

Michelle Rickard said...

Pretty cards, and loved seeing the photos of you and other online friends.

Ann Kowalczyk said...

This foiling pen is a new tool to me... I'll have to look into that! Very pretty card...

Larajc said...

It is so hard to use gray with colors, but you have done it so successfully. Very pretty!

Ruth said...

Such a beautiful elegant card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Love the different colour combo and the silver accents Virginia.

Karen said...

A beautiful card---such an unusual color combination but so effective. The foiling is wonderful.

juliebrus said...

I like your finishing touches--pretty cards!

Becky R said...

Beautiful card. I love the foiling. Thanks for sharing.

Liz O. said...

Virginia, I love stopping by your blog, you are so talented and always being a fresh take on colors and design, love the gray and blue combo and all the foiling! I did not think I needed a heat pen, but now is going onyo my wishlist! Santa will be broken this year ;) thanks for all you share! Have a wonderful day!

mendo.dre said...

This card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Diana said...

Love blue and gray together. Beautiful

Nicole B said...

I love your "loose, artsy" stamping! And the foiled stenciling was the perfect finishing touch!

A Crafty Person said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the details.

Janelle said...

So fun to see the photos of you crafty celebrities.
Lovely color combo on your card.

Kim Faucher said...

Such wonderful details. The color is so pretty and I love that stencil!!

Rebecca Yoder said...

If I wasn't already sold on the Winter Rose set before, I sure am now. Love the foil accents, too.

Mawsi said...

Love your card. So very different - thank you for sharing

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards. The friendship your shared is the best part of the hop!

eliza said...

I love the blue and gray color scheme!

Maryam said...

Oh Virginia your card is lovely and touch my heart.. thanks for sharing your inspiration ..

Kim Salito said...

Great cards, such inspiration.

Deborah Kaye said...

Your card is beautiful. I like your addition of foil to this already wonderful card!

Memories by Manda said...

That stamp set is perfect for the crafty friends blog hop.
Pretty card you made with it too.
Thanks for the bonus giveaway too.

Christine said...

Great card. Those winter roses are gorgeous. The foiling is a unique touch.

byAnnette said...

Pretty Card!
Really like the blue & grey together!

Stef Perry said...

The roses are gorgeous and the silver foiling of the die cut sentiment was genius!

Roberta said...

I love your crafty friends story. Thank you for sharing. Your card is lovely and the fuse foil accents clever idea.

Debbie Selby said...

I really had to study your card a bit to see where and how you had used the foiling. Looks great and I need to try using a stencil for this technique.

Mary Meola said...

Great Hop with GREAT prizes....thanks for all the inspiration

pcm said...

so amazing that you have traveled and met all those great crafty friends!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love all the photos of your crafty friends. Such a pretty card!

Linda said...

I really like your card! The fact that you can stamp and not be precise, is great, and looks so soft and pretty. Thank you for your inspiration.

mom2five said...

I love your cards!

Unknown said...

Where would we be without our crafty friends - they inspire us, encourage us, and give us excuses to continue making ever more cards!! Thank you for celebrating them with this fabulous blog hop!

cindybearj said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love that you used the foil. It was the perfect touch.

Helen Kalb said...

The foiling really takes it to the next level, that's lovely Virginia!

Erika Crawford said...

Winter rose is becoming my fav....but then I say that about them all. Love your card and Altenew.

Raven said...

Great card and the foil really adds to it.

MariaLRussell said...

I never thought of combining blue and gray but WOW, this is just stunning!

Katrina said...

Beautiful card, Virginia!

duchessmel said...

Lovely card! I would never have thought to do that rose in grays, but it is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Karthikha said...

Such a pretty card! I love the blue :) Thank you for sharing with us :)

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow this is such a nice blog hop!

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Unique concept, combination of colors, embellishments. Never thought of using foiling for 3-D sentiments. Must give it a go.

n56leiker said...

Such a beautiful card! Thank you for the inspiration!

lilymay said...

Beautiful card and what a wonderful blog hop, thank you

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful card and I love the foiling too!!

Anne said...

Beautiful colour combos create a soft yet chic look....so clever! The foiling really makes it extra special! TFS!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the richness of the blue and grey tone

Ishita Intwala said...

That silver touch is great!
Such a cute card thank you for sharing !

Regine said...

wonderful colours, love it

cathsamum said...

Wonderful card - I love that the stamps are "forgiving" also - it makes stamping so much more fun!
Thanks for sharing!

V Hamen said...

Nice color combo. Great accent with foiling. Thanks for reminding me of the heat wave pen.

sammi said...

Oh my goodness Virginia, I just LOVE the blue and gray together with the splash of green! So gorgeous!

Theresa Knopf said...

Love the color scheme.

Stefanie White said...

Great card! I love the idea to foil a few accents, turned out perfect!

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