Thursday, January 13, 2022

Altenew - Craft-Your-Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway 12 January


Hello and welcome back to my blog. 

I am so excited to be part of the a blog hop to celebrate the release of the stunning Craft-Your-Life Project Kit Feathered Lilies. 

The monthly Project Kit is such great value for money as you get 4 coordinating products to use to make all sorts of different projects. 

Floral beauty and messages of love all in one! The stamp set features a beautiful bouquet of lilies, elaborate leaves, and baroque elements. The minimalist style is a colorist's dream, as it provides plenty of open space to add coloring and shading. Not a coloring enthusiast? Our coordinating coloring stencils make adding color sweet and simple. Finally, we have maximized this stamp set with tons of sentiments so you can stay in touch with your loved ones.

You can purchase the set here

Why not save 14% each month by subscribing to the monthly kit here

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 01/18/2022 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 01/20/2022.

Let me show you the 3 cards I created. I think they turned out really well. Please leave a comment at the bottom of the post. I love to get feedback.

Card 1:

I am really enjoying making slimline and mini slimline cards these days. It's fun to change things up a bit and try different sizes of cards. This card is a mini slimline size 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. 
The card panel is cut from Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
I used the outline stamp to stamp and emboss the image using Altenew Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder  I then used the layering stencils to colour the flowers and leaves. I made sure I blended more than 1 shade of each colour to add depth and shading to the images. 
I die cut a vellum banner using the Altenew Nesting Slim Labels Die Set and stamped and embossed a sentiment from the stamp set using the same Golden Peach embossing powder. A few metallic enamel dots from my stash placed near the focal point in the middle finished off the card nicely. 

Card 2: 

This was a very quick clean and simple card to put together. I used an A2 base panel and applied Pastel Strokes Washi Tape  slightly to the left side of the panel and tucked the ends behind the panel to ensure the tape would not lift. I then used the outline stamp and permanent black ink to stamp the floral image onto the panel. I then heat embossed the whole image with Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp embossing powder      so that the ink on the slick surface of the washi tape would not smear. I then stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in the kit and added a few gems from my stash.

Card 3:

Another A2 panel was used to emboss the image from the embossing folder provided in the kit to add some interest and texture to the background. I then very lightly blended over the raised areas to enhance the pattern more. A few black splatters of black ink were added to the panel for an artsy feel.

I stamped and embossed the outline floral image using Altenew Antique Silver embossing powder

I then used the layering stencils in the kit to colour in the images. The coordinating die was used to die cut the image. This was then popped up using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape   The sentiment was chosen from the stamp set, embossed in silver embossing powder and matted onto some silver glitter cardstock.

Thank you so much for looking at my cards. I hope I have enspired you to purchase the kit. 

Below is the list of Certified Educators taking part in the blog hop. 😍

Altenew Card Blog - you can begin the hop here

Vicky Papaioannou

Jenny Colacicco

Dana Joy

Erum Tasneem


Laurie Willison

Teri Wilson

Emily Midgett

Mindy Eggen

Jaycee Gaspar

Danielle Dunlop

Michelle Short

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Juhi Khanna

Nathalie DeSousa

Fiona Duff

Reiko Tsuchida

Rachael Shedeed

Therese Calvird

Maryam Perez

Linda Parker - you have come from here

Annemarie Caister - you are here

Rebecca Sogn - your next stop

Penny Pynnonen

Nancy Souza

Pam Boedeker

Colleen Balija


  1. From 3 beautiful cards full of inspiration!

  2. Love your soft colouring, the drama over the washi tape, and the peach embossing powder. Thank you!

  3. Stunning works Annemarie; especially the really caught my eye.

  4. I just love how all of the cards turned out these are stunning and irresistible !

  5. The washi tape card is my fav!

  6. OMG! great cards. Love the soft colors with the heat embossed detailing. So pretty.

  7. I love the gold and silver embossing!!!

  8. All so different, but each one beautiful!

  9. Oh my, these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing

  10. Wow! You created so many different looks with this kit! I love the purple lilies!

  11. Such a wonderful set of cards! You are very talented!

  12. Great design shares for the kit. I like the multiple takes changing the look.

  13. Beautiful cards using such different ideas on each. This kit is lovely!

  14. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards--the colors of the slimline are so pretty, the rainbow one is cool too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Beautiful cards. Love the apricot flowers of the first card/

  16. I really like your card #1. Beautiful.

  17. Love your style. Beautiful cards!

  18. Beautiful! Love the technique!

  19. This is a fantastic kit and your cards are beautiful!

  20. Love your color choices in these. The mix of greens in the leaves of the slimline is really pretty.

  21. spectacular cards! Love these gorgeous blooms! Great color combos!

  22. Such beautiful cards- I love the different techniques and colors.