Monday, February 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis & Artist Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi guys, 

Welcome to the Altenew blog hop to celebrate the release of the new Paint-A-Flower Clematis Outline Stamp. How beautiful is this stamp set?!

You may have found yourself here from Yoonsun Hur and after me you should go show some love to Kelly Latevola. I feel pretty lucky being sat between these two royalties of the crafting world!

As you scroll down my post, you will find my design and also all the details of how you can enter to win prizes. At the bottom of my post you will find the full list of the fabulous designers who are sharing their amazing talent with you today.

So, I was thinking out of the box with my design...completely! As you will see, I have not painted anything. This was quite on purpose!

I thought this stamp was stunning and as I mentioned in my last blog post, I love having a background and this stamp has it all, including the trellis look that reminds me of an English country garden. Now read the sentiment...I know this may all seem a bit deep and you may be saying 'gosh, I am just following a blog hop" but I am a Mental Health Clinician after all! 😁

My design became a slimline card - I stamped it twice to achieve this. 

I didn't paint the flower at all (despite it being part of the Paint-A-Flower outline stamp) and I used a sentiment that was as unique as the recipient would be, that is also part of this stamp set.

If there's one thing that I have learned in my mental health practice, is not to take everything on face value. Don't assume about others and don't judge. 

This stamp set was designed for a certain type of activity, but I wanted to show you that you can use this stamp set in many ways...colouring it is just one way!

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 02/28/2021 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 03/02/2021.

I do want to give a mention that Altenew are also releasing some Artist Alcohol Markers today along with this set, and the colours are fabulous......I have heard good things about these markers though I haven't used them myself, I can feel a need to get hold of a few! Hahaha...

Here is the list of the designers blogs who are taking part in this hop, go show some love...💗

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt


Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Norine Borys


Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Nathalie DeSousa

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Virginia Lu

Tina Smith

Laurie Willison 

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Agnieszka Małyszek

Karen Brown

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Mahtani

Lilith Eeckels

Barb Engler

Tenia Nelson

Christine Pennington

Teresa Litchfield

Amanda Baldwin

Yoonsun Hur

Cheryl Espie

Kelly Latevola


  1. Oh, now that looks cool. I have never made a card like looks so spare and pretty

  2. I can't wait to receive my clematis stamp set. I enjoy this clean and simple card using this set!��

  3. The new release is so exciting! And I love the gorgeous inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You have showcased the beauty of this stamp set. It is stunning all on it's own. Great choice, great card.

  5. Lovely card Cheryl! this PAF is very pretty, you did a fabulous job showcasing it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Haha this is a beautiful stamp set even without color! Great layout on this; it looks classy.

  7. Love the simplicity of your card. Keeping it monochrome apart from the accents of gold. So elegant!

  8. What a simple card, but yet so elegant & beautiful!

  9. Love how you used this stamp in a different configuration. It shows how versatile it is!

  10. Simply stunning! Loving this release!

  11. What a great design! I LOVE it uncolored!

  12. Love that you can use the Clemantis stamp without any coloring at all and that it still creates a beautiful card .

  13. I love the story of the card as much as the result. Thanks for sharing your process ❤️

  14. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  15. I like the change up. The set is just a pretty not colored as it is in a colored formate. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I LOVE IT.

  16. Elegant slimline card using the new Clematis stamp set!

  17. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

  18. So lovely! The simple black, white and gold gives the card such an elegant look!

  19. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing...

  20. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Great card. In fact this set is so pretty, wouldnt it be nice to send this with a small pack of pencils for some relaxation time for the recipient. Hmmmm, great idea I know just that person.

  22. Your card is simply beautiful and that sentiment is one of the best I've come across. I love it and it really shows off the stunning stamp set.

  23. So pretty! Love the effect you created for your card!

  24. What a wonderfully striking and elegant card! I love it!! A great design! Thanks so much for the great inspiration ! Stay safe! :)

  25. Very elegant, I really like the style of your card and the Gold highlights it.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  26. Wonderful release! Love your gorgeous card.

  27. Love it, love it, love it! Simple but elegant and showcases the versatility of the stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Beautiful! I love black and white and this card is right up my alley!

  29. Great to see how simply the set can be used. Great embellisment.


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