Sunday, 5 February 2017

Winner of the Altenew January Release Blog Hop II

Good Evening,



I'm here to announce the winner of the Altenew January Release Blog Hop II. Thank you all for participating. Winner of my blog is:

So elegant and pretty!

Marianne, please contact Altnew at winner (at) altenew.com with the subject line "January 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from Marika's blog. Altenew also announced the winner's from their blog, if you missed it click HERE to find the winners page and the hop itself.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Marika

Friday, 27 January 2017

Altenew January Release Blog Hop II + Giveaway

Hello Friends,



Today I'm participating Altenew January Release Blog Hop. If you came from Nicole Picadura's blog, you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning of Altenew blog.

I played a little with this beautiful Garden Hydrangea stamp set. This set has one multilayered hydrangea bloom. You may use this set to stamp all four layers on top of each other and you'll get a beautiful image. If you wish to add a bit of your own touch, you may want to use just a few of the images and colour the rest. I used the bottom left image to stamp my flower. I used Zig Watercolour Markers as my ink. Then I took my water brush and blended the ink a bit. 



Here's my final project. I kinda like how it turned out. :)




Supplies: 
Stamps: Garden Hydrangea and Many thanks by Altenew.
Inks: Altenew Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.
Paper: Altenew Pale Gray Cardstock, White Vellum and The Langton Rough Grain Torchon Watercolour by Daler & Rowney.
Kuretake Clear Colour Real Brush Markers: Dull Blue (034) and Pale Gray (097).


PRIZES:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, February 4th.

I will also draw one winner who will receive a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store on the comments left on this blog post. I will announce the winner on my blog soon after the giveaway closes.

GET HOPPING:
Hopefully you have enjoyed the hop this far. Next is amazingly talented and the kindest person in the crafting community Jennifer McGuire. Here's the full list of designers participating on the hop. Have fun!


Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

Marika

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Winner of Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop

Hi,


I'm here to announce the winner of the Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop. Thank you all for your kind comments. The winner is:


Altenew was very smart to come out with a collection of colors. I'd love the chance to purchase my first alcohol markers :) Thank you for the inspiration!
Jill, please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com with contact line Markers Release Blog Hop Winner from Marika's Blog.


Thank you. Have a great day!

Marika

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello,


Today I'm participating Altenew Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop. If you came from Agnieszka Malyszek blog you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning of Altenew blog.

First, here are some info on the markers for you.

Markers Description:
Altenew Artist Markers are alcohol-based, allowing you to beautifully blend colors to any stamped images. Our various range of stamps is perfect for these markers. You can also easily pair them with our Crisp Dye Inks to take your coloring to the next level! The colors in this set are designed to be as close as possible to our existing ink colors, so you can take the color guessing game out of the way when coloring. The markers are refillable and nibs can be replaced.

Included colors:
- Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine
- Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Jet Black
- Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Dessert Night


Here is my card that made using new Altenew markers combined to coloured pencils.


Supplies:
Stamps: Remember This
Inks: Frosty Pink, Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades and Jet Black Altenew Crisp Die Inks
Markers: Altenew Artist Markers: R302, R304, G702 and G715
Faber Castell Polychromo Pencisl: Light Flesh (132), Pompeian Red (191), Venetian Red (190), Middle Cadmiun Red (217), Earth Green Yellowish (168), Chromium Green Opaque (174), Olive Green Yellowish (175).
Paper: Canson Bristol 250gms (110lb) Smooth Cardstock, SSS Olive Green card stock

PRIZES
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, January 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Wednesday, January 18th.

I'm also drawing one winner for $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store on the comment left on this blog post prior Monday, January 16th at 11:59 pm EST. I'll announce the winner soon after the giveaway closes.

GET HOPPING


Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Marika

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Winner of the Year in a Review Blog Hop

Hello,

I'm here to announce the winner of the latest blog hop. Thank you so much for your kind comments, hopefully you had fun hopping along. The winner on my blog is:


Wow lady,these are great! I love the clean and elegant designs. My fave is definately the moon card, very striking. Also the gradation of grey on your 'missing you' card is 'da bomb!

Please, email me your mailing address and I'll put the card on its way to you. Thank you.

Enjoy your day,
Marika

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Altenew A Year In Review Blog Hop

Hello!

Today I'm participating Altenew A Year in Review Blog Hop. We have amazing group of designers participating and sharing their best of Altenew cards made in 2016. I'm sure there's a lot of wonderful inspiration to enjoy.

A lot has happened during 2016 in my life and unfortunately crafting has become more rare than daily for me. I miss it a lot, but due to a huge change in my real life, I have less time to create and craft. I hope things would soon change, and I would find myself with my Copics, Polychromos and stamps more often.

It was still wonderful to see what I had created during this past year. A lot of wonderful memories came to my mind while looking at the cards that I had made. Hopefully they give you as much inspiration as they gave me.

Here are my top twelve Altenew cards of the year 2016:



Stamps used: Magnolias for her.


Stamps used: Painted Butterflies and Botanical Garden


Stamps used: Birch land and Whimsical Flowers.

Stamps used: Painted Flowers.

Stamps used: Peony Bouguet.


Stamps used: Birch Land and To the Moon.

Stamps used: Lacy Scrolls.


Stamps used: Spring Daisy.

Stamps used: Mini Blossoms.

Stamps used: Modern Deer.

Stamps used: Oriental Orchid.

This last card is one of the cards on my Altenew Academy class that I held in June 2016. If you wish to see rest of the 5 cards and videos, please sign up for my class here

PRIZES:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. You have until Wednesday, January 4th at 11:59 PM ET to enter, and the winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Friday, January 6th.
I will draw one winner on the comments left on my blog post and send of my Altenew card to the winner to keep or give forward. The winner will be announced soon after the giveaway closes.

GET HOPPING:

Next on the hop is wonderfully talented TaeEun Yoo.


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great time hopping along!

Hugs,
Marika

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Hello
Just a quick note to announce the winner of Altenew November Blog Hop. Thank you all for your kind comments! Made my day! Hopefully you all had a wonderful and inspiring time hopping along. Here's my winner: Congratulations, Maja!

Love the contrast between white flowers and ombre background.
Maja, please email at winner@altenew.com with the subject line “November Release Blog Hop Winner from Marika's Blog.

Thank you. Have a great day!

Marika

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Altenew November Blog Hop

Hello everyone,


Today I'm participating Altenew November Blog Hop. We have an amazingly talented group of ladies collaboration with us - I'm so honoured to be part in this hop. If you came from Lisa Spangler's blog, you're on a right track, if not, please start at the beginning of Altenew blog. 

Altenew is releasing 16 new stamp sets and 8 die sets today. I used Adore you stamp set and did some masking and shading. I used recently released new Altenew Crisp die inks to ink up the bacground. Ink colours used from light to card are: Rose Quantz, Puffy Heart,   Purple Wine, Cosmic Berry. I'm always so pleased how easily you can create ombre effects with Altenew inks. I fuzzy-cut the right border off and added added a piece of fun foam under my card panel to raise up the panel and add dimension to my card. To add contrast, I adhered a piece of black card stock to the left side of my card, it also balanced the card.  I stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink. Here is my card:



PROMOTION:

We have a special promotion going on with this release. Place an order with Altenew and receive a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Thursday 11/17, 2016 at 11:59pm ET.

PRIZES:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.

I will also giveaway a $30 gift certificate to Altenew onlin store. Please leave a comment on this blog post by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on Tuesday, November 22 on my blog.

GET HOPPING
Next on the hop is amazingly kind and talented Jennifer McGuire I also added a list of participants if you get lost on the way.



Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great day!

Marika