Altenew | A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Hello and welcome to Altenew A Year In Review Blog Hop! Our design team and amazing guest designers sharing the best creations we made using Altenew supplies. You may saw them before, but still isn’t it a great way to look back one more time at the year coming to its end before going forward?

You probably came from Lilith Eeckels blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew Card Blog and see what other members of Altenew design team and guest designers sharing (and also you have a chance to win a prize on each stop).

Here are my top 4 Altenew projects of 2018

It’s not my first Year In Review blog hop and I feel like I’m saying it every year – it was quite hard to choose top 4. I’m pretty critical to my cards and dislike quite a bit of them. But I love majority of my cards I made for Altenew. As the products are so awesome that when you work with Altenew products they are so beautiful that already make at least half of a card :)

This year I really got into monochromatic cards. I always made cards with just a few of colors (I’m not really a rainbow card girl), but this year I decreased the number of color to one or two. Every time when I was started making a card I was telling myself -let’s try playing with more colors. And I still ended up with the one where only one color present lol.

But I really liked the result and some of these cards ended up in my best 2018 list.

For example the card below is one of such examples. It was made using Wild Fern Set. Here is the blog post where you can more details about this card.

Another monochromatic approach I made on the card for Build-A-Flower Chrysanthemum release. More details you can find here.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemums. Watercolor background, 3D flower. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #altenewbaf

Sometimes I opted to not use any colors at all. Like on this card using Bamboo Rose Stamp Set.

ray Monochromatic Card with Altenew Bamboo Rose. Card by @craftwalks #card #cardmaking #altenew #papercrafts #handmadecards #embossing #graypalette

The last of my top four for this year had all chances to make the list. It’s a holiday one, features one of my favorite look – chalkboard and features one of my favorite techniques – clear embossing resist. No black cardstock was used making this card :)

You can find more details here. I used very beautiful Bountiful Branch Stamp Set.

Altenew Bountiful Branch. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

And I want to make several honorable mentions.

This card featuring BAF Carnation and Watercolor Stripes Stencil.

Pink Flowers Black and White Stripes. Card by @craftwalks

This card featuring mini stamp set  With Sympathy.

Watercolor background with white heat embossing resist. With Altenew With Sympathy Stamp Set. Card by @craftwalks. #card #altenew #embossing

This card made for Build-A-Flower Blog Hop celebrating this awesome collection. I chose beautiful Gardenia for this event.

Altenew Build-A-Flower- Gardenia. Project by @craftwalks. #card #altenew #altenewbuildaflower #cardmaking #masking

I really like this card trio made for Altenew 4th anniversary blog hop featuring Mandala Die.

Altenew Mandala Die. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #altenew #mandala

And this duo made for Celebrating Parents Blog Hop, featuring the Best Dad Set.

Also this year I started exploring unusual color combinations. Like on the card below, which was made using the Garden Treasure Set.

Altenew Garden Treasure, white on two toned background. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

PRIZES

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/3/209 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/6/2019.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by 1/2/2019 at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on 1/3/2019.

WINNER

The winner of $20 Gift Certificate is Teri Ives.

Congratulations!

I will be e-mailing you instructions of how to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!

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The next stop in the blog hop will be Lisa Fonseca.   If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Card Blog.

BLOG HOP

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Kymona Tracey

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Olga Moss

Erum Tasneem

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Missy Whidden

Laura Jane

Zinia Redo

Yoonsun Hur

Reiko Tsuchida

Vicky Papaioannou

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Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Kathleen Graumüller

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Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich

Lisa Fonseca

TaeEun Yoo

Kristina Pokazanieva

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71 Comments

  1. Reply

    Michele F

    December 27, 2018

    Svitlana! All amazing… ALL the TIME!! my grey-loving heart skipped a beat when I saw that happy ‘no color required’ card again! xx and Happy New Year!
    =]

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    Mary L Makinen

    December 27, 2018

    A beautiful grouping of joy. Thank you for sharing these beautiful creations.

  3. Reply

    Vicki Kroll

    December 27, 2018

    Beautiful cards and thank you for sharing them.

  4. Reply

    Sara Nelson

    December 27, 2018

    Loved your dark backgrounds! I’m inspired!!!

  5. Reply

    Pooja

    December 27, 2018

    It’s amazing ,the effect you achieved with just one color on your cards..your cards are fantastic.

  6. Reply

    Teri Ives

    December 27, 2018

    All so amazing but love the Hope your day is Happy one

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      Teri Ives

      January 4, 2019

      YEAHH I won. Awesome. Had lots of fun

  7. Reply

    Sandy Stein

    December 27, 2018

    Great ideas. Rich in colors.

  8. Reply

    Dee Earnshaw

    December 27, 2018

    stunning work – your cards have such a amazing visual impact!!

  9. Reply

    Bonnie Eng

    December 27, 2018

    I love how rich that bountiful branch looks against the black card – gorgeous work, as usual!

  10. Reply

    MargaretR

    December 27, 2018

    Showstoppers! Awesome cards.

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    sandy M

    December 27, 2018

    Great minds think alike. Most of your examples are a lot of my favorites you have done the last year too. I especially loved the cards with the dark backgrounds.

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    Helen

    December 27, 2018

    What an amazing collection of your crafting projects, Svitlana. The one’s you’ve chosen from this year’s designs are simply lovely and show your creativity so well. tfs

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    Tara Prince

    December 27, 2018

    Gorgeous cards!!

  14. Reply

    roni fajardo

    December 27, 2018

    LOVE LOVE your bold background colors! I’m inspired! xo

  15. Reply

    Carol Rossouw

    December 27, 2018

    This has truly been a year of amazing products from Altenew and wonderful inspiration from all the designers. It never ceases to amaze me how one product can be used in so many and different ways! Thank you for your special inspiration over the year!

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    BECCA YAHRLING

    December 27, 2018

    And you do the monochromatic look so well! I love the Christmas card, tho, which isn’t. I love the dark background against the colors. So striking and beautiful.

  17. Reply

    Peggy M

    December 27, 2018

    Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing & Happy New Year!

  18. Reply

    Brenda L. Kuder

    December 27, 2018

    Beautiful cards! I love the pink flowers.

  19. Reply

    Tammy L Davis

    December 27, 2018

    Beautiful cards!

  20. Reply

    Marisela Delgado

    December 27, 2018

    Beautiful cards

  21. Reply

    Lisa G Moline

    December 27, 2018

    All of your choices are gorgeous! I especially love the bountiful branch stamp set on the black background! That is just stunning! Thanks for all the great inspiration this year!

  22. Reply

    Cheryl Rigney

    December 27, 2018

    You have created such a great set of cards!! I love your Dad cards!

  23. Reply

    Carla Hundley

    December 27, 2018

    Love the pink Bamboo
    Rose card, just beautiful!
    Lovely cards.
    Carla from Utah

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    Lagene

    December 27, 2018

    Awesome projects, Thanks for all the inspiration! I especially love the Seasons Greetings with the Bountiful Branch stamp!

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    Carmela Hubler

    December 27, 2018

    Svitlana, I love your bold designs. The Fern card is outstanding and I love the florals with the dark background.

  26. Reply

    Gilda

    December 27, 2018

    Love your beautiful and creative cards. Always admire your wonderful art.

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    Teri S.

    December 27, 2018

    Svitlana, there is just so much loveliness to feast my eyes upon in what you’ve chosen to share in review. Altenew is a fabulous company! Thanks & Happy New Year!

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    Linda R

    December 27, 2018

    Love your monochromatic choices. It’s interesting. I don’t think “one color” when I look at your cards. I think how “rich” they look. You have mastered this and your cards are all beautiful! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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    Kirsty Vittetoe

    December 27, 2018

    What gorgeous cards !

  30. Reply

    Eva N

    December 27, 2018

    There are so many beautiful cards in your post & they all have such a vibrant, modern feel. I’m definitely going to check out the black and red resist card to learn how to acheive that great look!

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    NANDINI KARMARKAR

    December 28, 2018

    I love your cards! They are so gorgeous and vibrant. Your colour combinations are really inspiring!

  32. Reply

    Debbie Rumpza

    December 28, 2018

    I love seeing all that you create! It’s been a very colorful year!

  33. Reply

    Nana Griffin

    December 28, 2018

    All are lovely but the chrysanthemum just wow’s me.

  34. Reply

    Liz O

    December 28, 2018

    Svitlana your designs are always stunning thanks for the inspiration! Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year!!

  35. Reply

    Betty

    December 28, 2018

    you always create such unique and beautiful cards, Svitlana – looking forward to seeing more of your lovely projects in 2019!

  36. Reply

    Amy Brown

    December 28, 2018

    So many amazing projects this year!

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    Andrea Hastilow

    December 28, 2018

    You’ve made so much devine inspiration over 2018 I don’t know how you narrowed it down to just these, super glad you included the grey bamboo roses card, a real favourite. Thank you.

  38. Reply

    Michele Clay

    December 28, 2018

    Oh yes, Svitlana! These are some of my favorites, too! Altenew products are my very favorites!

  39. Reply

    Meghan Kennihan

    December 28, 2018

    I love the dark background ones with the POP of color and the highlighted sentiment! GORGEOUS!

  40. Reply

    Terri Clark

    December 28, 2018

    I love all of your creativity in your designs! My favorites are “Seasons Greetings” and the “Blessed to have You in my Life” cards. Just simply stunning. Thank you!

  41. Reply

    Heather Nelson

    December 28, 2018

    Lovely creations. I really like your DAD cards!! Thank you for sharing your creativity and talents!!

  42. Reply

    Kathy Ferguson

    December 29, 2018

    I loved looking back through your colorful cards of 2018. The DAD card was terrific. I am looking forward to seeing what you create in 2019 using the new Altenew product line. I’ve enjoyed your creativity this year. Happy New Year.

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    Nelya

    December 29, 2018

    I love the pink on pink! Beautiful.

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    Linda BL

    December 29, 2018

    Love your cards no matter how many colors you use. I must say that I would have included the ” hugs” carnation card in your top 4 if I was making your list. I most certainly remember that card when you posted it initially. It is probably the reason I bought that stamp set! I also enjoy reading your commentary about the cards you make. Hope you are enjoying your NYC winter, as you have indicated you are a winter person.

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    Dawn T

    December 30, 2018

    Stunning cards. You totally rock Altenew stamps. So inspiring

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    TracyM #6773

    December 30, 2018

    FABULOUS favourites!
    LOVE your variety of designs and DELIGHT in your monochromatic colour combos! … rainbows are lovely but limiting the colours adds ELEGANCE!
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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    Dana M

    December 30, 2018

    Your talent and creativity just blows me away Svitlana! Such stunning creations. What an amazing 2018!

  48. Reply

    Stacey Kowbel

    December 30, 2018

    Such fabulous cards in you year in review! I always love what you create!

  49. Reply

    cyndi morris

    December 30, 2018

    Amazing year for Altenew — such wonderful new products and you’ve displayed them beautifully.

  50. Reply

    Sue

    December 30, 2018

    I see why you had a hard time picking only 4 – they are all amazing!. Thank you for sharing.

  51. Reply

    Sue

    December 30, 2018

    I see why you had a hard time picking only 4 – they are all amazing!. Thank you for sharing. (not a duplicate)

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    Lisascreativeniche

    December 30, 2018

    These are beautiful and each one is so different! Happy new year!

  53. Reply

    Lisa Byers

    December 31, 2018

    Your cards are always a pleasure to see. I love the colors and techniques you use on each. I look forward to seeing what you have planned for us next year!!!

  54. Reply

    Subhashini

    December 31, 2018

    It is always exciting to learn new techniques and try them, you have loads of inspiration.

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    Chandhini

    December 31, 2018

    The different techniques you use on cards inspire me a lot, love your cards.

  56. Reply

    Elaine D

    December 31, 2018

    Beautiful cards. I look forward to what you have for us in 2019.

  57. Reply

    lee

    December 31, 2018

    Very lovely cards. My personal favorite is the Season’s Greeting one!

  58. Reply

    Sue D

    December 31, 2018

    Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful cards!

  59. Reply

    Daniela May

    January 1, 2019

    Love your work – your style is so different and the use of color is unique. Great selection of your work. Here’s for another year of inspiration.

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    Annette Reed

    January 1, 2019

    These look fantastic! I love the holiday card with the branch and faux chalkboard look. I have never ironed off embossing powder and am wondering what you used to in-between the iron and the panel.

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    Annalisa

    January 1, 2019

    I love this trend in your cardmaking. The look of monochrome is so beautiful, and I think it’s a nice rest sometimes from trying to figure out exactly which colors I want to use. Thanks for sharing so many fabulous projects with us; I can’t wait to see what you do in 2018!

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    Annalisa

    January 1, 2019

    I love this trend in your cardmaking. The look of monochrome is so beautiful, and I think it’s a nice rest sometimes from trying to figure out exactly which colors I want to use. Thanks for sharing so many fabulous projects with us; I can’t wait to see what you do in 2019!

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    Denise K Terry

    January 1, 2019

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these! It’s great to revisit all the great work in 2018 and look forward to more in 2019!

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    Super Stick Chick

    January 2, 2019

    Gorgeous works of art! Love the way you make the images pop!

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    Sheila Bacon

    January 2, 2019

    What a variety of cards! Really like the chalkboard look and the 2 Dad cards using the positive and negative cardstock pieces. No paper waste. Excellent.

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    Mindy Drummond

    January 2, 2019

    Oh my, I have no idea how you were able to pick just a few favorites lol, way too many amazing choices. I do have to say one of my top favorites of yours for 2018 is the Bountiful Branch chalkboard look. I’m still amazed that it was not black card stock lol, trying that card is still at the top of my “to try” list carried over for 2019. Thank you for sharing all year and the always awesome inspiration. Here’s to a beautiful, blessed, crafty, amazing 2019!!
    (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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    Linnea Sundstrom

    January 2, 2019

    I have been so inspired by your use of darker backgrounds!

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    Karthikha Uday

    January 2, 2019

    Thank you for all your gorgeous inspirations!! Looking forward to more this year :) Wishing you a very happy new year Svitlana :)

  69. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    January 2, 2019

    Absolutely gorgeous creations! Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    Connie

    January 3, 2019

    Such creative imagination you’ve shared with us!!! Thanks :)

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