Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Altenew's Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop at Sisterhood of Crafters


Good morning Friends!  

I have something a little different for you today.  We (at the Sisterhood of Crafters) have been asked to join in a fun blog hop that showcases several challenge blogs out there in blogland.  We are celebrating a ton of amazing challenge blogs along with Altenew on the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop!  If you are here to find the current Sisterhood challenge, you can find it here but I hope you'll check out this blog hop as well.  I thought you'd get a kick out of this.  Just check out all the blogs that are participating:


  What could be better than a blog hop celebrating all the amazing challenge blogs out there?  Maybe getting to see the owners of the challenge blogs create projects using Altenew products and sharing them all for our inspiration? Be sure to check it out!!



AAA Card Challenge

Happy Little Stampers

Addicted to CAS

Perfectly CAS

Addicted to Stamps and More!

Seize the Birthday

Color Hues the Color Challenge

Time Out Challenge

Less is More Challenge

Double D Challenge Blog

The Sisterhood of Crafters 

The Color Throwdown

My cards today used two of Altenew's  fabulous stamp sets.

First up, is a card designed using their 'Beautiful Heart' set.  


 I don't have the die set for these stamps (YET) so did a bit of fussy cutting after stamping and coloring.  The front flower is popped up with a bit of dimensional tape.  A stenciled background and a few sequins and VIOLA ... my card is ready to brighten someone's day!

 Here's a close up view . . .

My second card was created using the 'Sparkled' stamp set.

A very simple design but I think it 'packs a punch' with this gorgeous floral design.  Once again I stamped, colored & fussy cut my main flower but this time I stamped the leaves directly onto my card front.  The stem was created by simply hand drawing it with a black marker.

Since the sentiment had the word 'Sparkle' in it, I felt the flower HAD to sparkle so here a close up to show you how it does sparkle (much prettier in person).

Here are more details about the hop:

  • You can get all the nitty gritty details about the blog hop on the Altenew Blog.

  • The hop goes from Today (August 10) until August 31. 
SPECIAL OFFER: FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY08A8 or $5 OFF international shipping with code SHOPPING08A8 at checkout on orders over $39 from 8/10/2021 at 12:01 am EDT to 8/11/2021 at 11:59 pm EDT. Shop here: https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. 

PRIZES: $250 in total prizes! To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $25 gift certificates to TEN lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021.

I hope you'll come join in this fun blog hop!
Be sure to pop over to The Sisterhood of Crafters Blog to see all the amazing samples the design team has created using Altenew products.  Such amazing inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you're having a FABULOUS day!

As always . . .


  1. Gorgeousness x 2! I'm mesmerized by the sparkle and beauty of the flower in your second card.

  2. WOW WOW WOW Darlene it may be simple but it's absolutely stunning!!!Love the gorgeous sparkly flower it almost looks 3-D-brilliant
    Carol x

  3. Many gorgeous designs and adorable stamps and finished beautifully. xx

  4. Dear Darlene
    The products of AlteNew has been given life with your coloring and adding sparkles. The crads are really gorgeous. tc stay safe. With love and gratitude

  5. Oh my goodness Dar, these are both stunning! Lovely coloring on those large blooms but that sugar coated flower is so sparkly and beautiful. I must remember to try that sometime. Gorgeous inspiration my friend!!

  6. You went all out for this challenge and you knocked it out of the park. That second card really caught my eye! It is so different and sparkly.

  7. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the sparkle on the second card, so perfect for the stamp set name as it sure is 'sparkled'!! The colors are downright yummy on the first, well done my friend!!

  8. Both cards are stunning. Sure love the sparkle on the second one. It is so hard to get a good photo with shimmer and never does a card justice.

  9. Both of these are just gorgeous with these beautiful flowers, such pretty colors. My favorite is the second, love the sparkle you have added to it!

  10. had to stop in to say that this card is such a show stopper... The glitz is perfect and creates beautiful and elegant card.


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