Saturday, 24 September 2016

Altenew September Release Blog Hop Winner!


Happy Saturday! I'm kicking off the weekend by announcing the randomly-selected winner of the $30 Altenew gift certificate from the Altenew September Release Blog Hop! So, without further ado, the lucky winner is:

Izzy Scrap said...
Yes, no doubt I love those new colors too ! And you exactly know how to highlight the new products! Thanks so much for sharing.

Congrats, Izzy Scrap! Please email '' with the subject line 'September Release Blog Hop winner from Amy's blog' to claim your prize! Happy shopping!

I've been busy playing with even more goodies from the new release over on the Altenew blog today. Here's a sneak peek of my project:

Congratulations close up

I hope that you can join me over there! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a super duper weekend, peeps!


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Layered stamping with Simon Says Stamp & Clearly Besotted!


Happy Wednesday! It's a special Wednesday as Simon Says Stamp joins forces with Clearly Besotted to celebrate a fabulous STAMPtember exclusive! Yup, Clearly Besotted have a designed this stunning Layered Chrysanthemum stamp set available exclusively at Simon Says Stamp while stocks last!
Simon Says Stamp kindly sent me this stamp set to play with and I love it! Here's the result of my latest crafty adventure with it when I had a moment to sit down and simply enjoy the creative process:

Amy Gray CB Thanks a million

There's some serious masking going on with those layered chrysanthemums to create the border of them along the top, but think it's worth the effort. I couldn't resist affixing the design onto my favourite cardstock colour of the moment: Simon Says Stamp's Mint cardstock. :)

Amy Gray CB Thanks a million close up

If you want to get your inky mitts on this exclusive stamp set then you'll have to be quick! STAMPtember products are proving to be extremely popular so be sure to check out this stamp set along with the many other fabulous STAMPtember exclusives here!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and continue to enjoy the super-duper STAMPtember celebrations! :D


Monday, 19 September 2016

Altenew September Release blog hop


Happy Monday! It's also a happy Monday at Altenew as today marks the start of a fun blog hop to celebrate the release of 15 new dies, 12 new ink colours, 36 re-inkers and two wonderful, sparkly glitter tapes! You should have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich, if you haven't then be sure to start out at Altenew HQ!

For my projects to celebrate the new release, I couldn't resist getting busy with the new Bold Alphabet die set and the new Celebrations die-set to co-ordiante with the Celebrations stamp set. First up, here's my project featuring the Bold Alphabet die set:


I liked the idea of keeping some of the letters attached together to form a die-cut background from a panel of white cardstock. I blended some yummy new Puffy Heart and Rose Quartz inks over the panel before die-cutting it to achieve an on-trend ombré effect. :)


The woodgrain pattern is stamped using the new Emerald ink. I think this might be my new favourite Altenew colour (just don't tell the others!)

For my final project, I kept things pretty simple. After stamping and colouring the presents from the Celebrations stamp set, I then used the co-ordinating die to cut it out and mounted it onto a woodgrain card front using 3D foam tape. Easy peasy!


I hope that you're enjoying the blog hop so far! Don't forget that it's worth commenting along the way as Altenew are giving away three $50 gift certificate to one lucky person commenting on the Altenew blog and I'm giving away a $30 gift certificate to a lucky peep who comments on this post! Please leave your comment here by Friday September 23rd 11.59pm EST to be in with a chance – I'll announce a winner on Saturday 24th September.

Right, it's time for you to keep on hopping! Next on the hop is Patricia Roebuck – happy hopping! :D



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