Saturday, December 4, 2021

Altenew NEW Sweet Moments Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes) ($300 in total prizes)


Hello and welcome to my blog. I hope you will enjoy looking at my card creations and that you will gain lots of inspiration. This blog is part of a hop and you can win!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/09/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/11/2021.

Here is a link to the start of the hop at the Altenew Blog

If you are following the order then you will have come from the lovely Pam Boedeker

I have 6 cards to show you today.

This first one was created using the Colorful Soul Stamp and Die Bundle ( 

These whimsical flowers are really cute and so easy to stamp in lots of fun colours. For the top layer I used some clear glitter gel to give each flower some shimmer and shine. The background panel was embossed using the Woven Basket 3D embossing folder ( to give the card some texture and to emphasise the texture more, I lighly swiped a light blue distress ink pad over the raised parts. This panel was added to a A2 size black card base to frame the design and to help the flowers pop. The sentiment is from the Colorful Soul stamp set. A few black splatters and some enamel dots provide the finishing touch.

Card 2:

I started by using the Rose Mellow 3-in-1 Layering stencil (, and following the layering guide provided on the back of the packaging which is always very helpful! There are also masking stencils for each image in the set which enabled me to make the flowers look as though some are behind others. When I was happy with the look, I added more texture using the Garden Rose 3D embossing folder from the Craft Your Life Project Kit  ( . I then used the Mix and Match Frames Die Set (
to cut out the decorative edge and add the panel to an A2 size card base. I stamped the sentiment using the Inside and Out Thanks Sentiment Stamp set ( , stamping in embossing ink and then Antique Silver embossing powder ( and embellishing with a few iridescent sequins from my stash.

Card 3:
This was quite a quick card to put together using the Blends 6x6 paper pad (
There is a rainbow of colours in this pad and each page has an ambre look to I cut 1/2 inch strips from 8 rainbow colours and stuck them to the panel at and angle, making sure to keep all the lighter sides of the ambre on the right side. I also left a very small gap between each strip. For the sentiment and sub-sentiment, I used the Tiny Sentiment Hello Die (  to cut from Gilded Gradient Cardstock  ( . Some enamel dots added the finishing touch (

Card 4:
The Pots and Plants Stamp and Die Bundle  is a great new set to use for new home cards or masculine cards, amongst others.  I again used paper from the Blends paper pad as my background. I inked and stamped  all 3 images from the stamp set  and used alcohol markers to do some very simple colouring. The sentiment was
stamped in jet black ink. Another quick, clean and simple card.

Card 5 and 6:
These cards again used some flowers from the Colorful Soul stamp and die bundle (
I was keen to try the 3 new washi tapes - Gold Foil Polka Dot (
Gold Foil pinstripe  ( )   and 
Gold Foil Winter Roses  (
A thin strip of gold glitter cardstock added some blink to the blue card and I used the woven basket 3D embossing folder for texture on the final card. Washi tape is a great way to create quick and easy cards which still have that wow factor.

You next stop is Penny Pynnonen who is waiting to share her beautiful work with you.

Thank you for stopping by today. 
Happy crafting!


  1. loving all your cards today especially the hot foiling - YUM!!

  2. So pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Wow, the colorful designs are so gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Lovely cards. My favorite is the potted plant card.

  5. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs! I LOVE all the flower ones!

  6. Your hero card is my fave, but they are all appealing.

  7. Such beautiful cards and so colorful. Love them all.

  8. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing.

  9. All the cards are beautiful! I especially like the combo of stamping and embossing.

  10. Each card is fun and lovely. I can't believe you put so much work into the card with the new flower set and the rose flowers along the right border.

  11. All your cards are gorgeous! Great showcase of this fantastic release!

  12. Wow! Beautiful designs and color combinations on all your cards!

  13. So pretty ad cheerful color combos!

  14. Love your use of an embossing folder for your background.