13 Sep 2016

Altenew MEGA Challenge Blog Hop

Hello there!
This is unusual, isn't it? 
I don't normally blog mid week at the moment however the

 Less is More challenge

design team were privileged to be invited to join in a MEGA challenge blog hop in association with Altenew in the

May Park of Altenew thought up the idea of gathering several challenge blogs (17 of us!) into a Mega blog hop as a celebration of how amazing she thinks these crafty blog are. 
It is also a great way to let people know of some incredible challenges that are out there, all helping to bring crafty people together by sharing their love of everything crafty. 
No doubt there will be oodles of inspiration, super stamping, lots of techniques and some incredible talent along the way in this hop.
It is fantastic to do something like this in the run up to World Cardmaking Day on 1st October.
Here is the card that I made for the blog hop -  in keeping with the Less is More CAS principles.

A really simple card to make.

Stamp the Altenew Majestic Bloom 3 times in a combination of Memento onyx black ink and Distress Inks in squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, fossilized amber and rusty hinge.

Die cut the blooms using the matching Majestic Bloom die set. Also die cut the 'thank you' from the same set in white and swipe it with fossilized amber.

Add some rock candy Distress Stickles on the lighter parts of the flowers for a sugary sparkle.

Cut 2 panels, one in black and one in white and swipe the edge of the white one with fossilized amber, then stick the two pieces together. Add the 3 blooms to the black part of panel with 3d foam pads and attach the panel to the card blank with 3d foam. The sentiment is glued directly onto the card blank.

But... how beautiful are those blooms!!!

To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $35 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the challenge blogs listed in this picture and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 17th October 2016.

And there is more good news!
Altenew is also offering a free gift with all orders throughout September.
what are you waiting for?
Follow THIS LINK to see all the wonderful creations the combined design teams have created for this blog hop ..... hop along, leave some comments (we all love to receive your comments) and enter your Altenew creations in the linky.
I do hope you will support my fellow design team members by visiting their personal blogs too...
Have Fun
and Good Luck!!!
Sharon xx


Lynn Dalby said...

Beautiful, lovely colours.

Linda said...

Beautiful card .... stunning blooms, beautifully coloured xx

Linda said...

Beautiful card .... stunning blooms, beautifully coloured xx