Thursday, April 29, 2021

Altenew Wildflower Paper Crafting Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi! I hope you are enjoying the blog hop. You must have reached here from the blog of Linda Westfall. She is an amazing crafter and never fails to inspire me!

I fell in love with the beautiful Wildflower collection at first glance! My card today was created using the Wildflower 6 x 6 paper pack, Pink Posy Ephemera, and Bitty Bits Ephemera.

One of the fun techniques I like to do with pattern paper is to stamp on it. This works really well with the quieter designs. When I went through the Wildflower pattern paper pack, I found it had a great mix of designs ranging from very bold to very quiet. I selected two papers for my stamping and used the Beautiful Day stamp set along with Rose Petal and Red Cosmos mini ink cube sets. Here is a close-up of the stamping.

I omitted the base layer for both the flowers as I wanted the pattern paper to show through.

To assemble the card, I took a speckled card base and adhered a strip of pattern paper to the left side. I also lightly inked the white portions with some pink ink. I arranged the flowers along with the elements from the Pink Posy Ephemera and Bitty Bits Ephemera and adhered them down.

The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set, stamped with black ink. Here is another look at the card.

Here are all the products I used from the new release.


You can also check out the entire Wildflower Collection here.

Giveaway Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 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 05/05/2021 for a chance to win. 

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 05/07/2021.

Blog Hop Order: 

The next person in the hop is Sandhya Iyer. I have also included the entire list below for your reference.

Altenew Blog

Nathalie DeSousa


Patricia Roebuck

Virginia Lu

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Amanda Baldwin

Karen Brown

Lilith Eeckels

Verity Biddlecombe 

Maryam Perez

Jaycee Gaspar

Jenny Colacicco

Raquel Bowman

Erum Tasneem

Audrey Yeager

Kymona Tracey

Kelly Griglione

Kim Jeffress


Zinia Redo

Bridget Casey

Victoria Calvin

Carol Hintermeier

Joylita Dsouza

Linda Westfall

Nandini Karmarkar - That's me!

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

Helen Kalb



Friday, April 9, 2021

Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge - April 2021...

Hi! I am so happy to be back with the inspiration for the month of April for the HLS challenges

This is a very special month for me as my mom, hubby and son all have birthdays in April. My card today is for my son, who turns 9. 

I used the Ice Cream Cone Parade die by Simon Says Stamp, which has been in my stash for a long time. I die-cut snippets of watercolored paper and arranged them in the rainbow order. The sentiment is from the Sweet Cakes stamp set, also by Simon Says Stamp.

Here is another look at the card.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery.

Entering my card in the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge #25:
The Ice Cream Cone Parade die set has been in my stash for a long time. I used it for the first time.

AAA Cards - Game #187:

HLS April Watercolor Challenge:


Monday, April 5, 2021

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - April 2021...

Hi! Welcome to the April edition of the Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge. 

I created a quick card today with the new slimline layering stencils by CrafTreat. 

I took a piece of handmade paper and attached the first stencil from the Anemone set to it. This layer has leaves and used two shades of green distress inks to color them. The second layer has flowers and buds. I used distress inks in shades of pink, orange, coral and yellow this time. Both times I used finger daubers to apply the ink. Here is a close-up of the inking.

The sentiment is from the Sentiments I - Celebrations stamp & die set by Elizabeth Designs.

I just trimmed the inked panel, rounded the corners and adhered it to the card base. I added the other elements and finished the card. Here is another look at the completed card.

I hope you are inspired by my card. Please do visit the Happy Little Stampers blog for more, amazing inspiration by the DT. We look forward to seeing your creatins in our gallery!

Entering my card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:

STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge:

Use Your Stuff #419 - Mood Board:
I was inspired by the colors. 

NBUS Challenge #25:

The Sentiments I - Celebrations stamp & die set by Elizabeth Designs has been in my stash for a long time (atleast 3-4 years). The Anemone slimline layering stencils by CrafTreat are brand new. I used both for the first time.

Make My Monday Challenge #145 - Easter/Spring Card: