Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, hello!

Today I’m very honoured to be part of a very fun blog hop hosted by Altenew, and you should have come here from the oh, so talented Virginia Lu but the full list of the blog hop will be at the bottom of this post in case you get lost along the way or go back to the Altenew Card Blog.

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop Graphic

Isn’t this banner so fun and colourful? I love colours and to do colouring so I’m thrilled to be part of this blog hop. I often colour just for the fun of it and end up with lots of images ready for card making, it’s such a lovely way to have some me-time and clear your head.

I have had the Pattern Play-Circle stamp for ages but never used it so I thought why not try it for this project with my Artist Markers. If you don’t have any of these markers but are tempted, there is a 15% off offer on right now. Just use the code HAPPYCOLORS at checkout, it’s valid on all the individual and full sets so treat yourself!


As the markers are alcohol based, I stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest 110lbs card stock with Permanent Black Crisp Dye ink  and got to work. I used markers from Set A, Set B and Set C to colour in all the circles, going for a gemstone agate slice look i.e. not too blended. The only plan was to make it look fun and colourful, the rest I just winged. I love colouring like that, with not a care in the world apart from having a good time.


To make it into a card, I trimmed down the panel to a 5.5″x4.24″ piece and adhered it to a card base. I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment, ‘Surround yourself with people who love you!’, from the stamp set, Pattern Play-Circle, on black card stock with Platinum embossing powder from Altenew’s embossing powder selection.


I cut the card stock with the sentiment in half and trimmed them down and added a slant on the edges.  These two I added to the card with foam tape.


A few clear sparkling sequins later and the card was done.

My second project is a bit bigger and more time-consuming. It took me a few days to colour in the image but I think it was well worth it to be honest. If I may say so myself.


For this one I used the Mega Succulent stamp and stamped it on Neenah Classic Crest 110lbs card stock with Grapewine dye ink. You can get that one as a single ink pad or as part of a 4-pack. I’ve only used red Artist Markers for this one, the Red Cosmos set as well as Cotton Candy from the Four Scoops set.


After spending so much time on this piece, I just didn’t have the heart to cut it up so I decided to frame it and gift it to my sister-in-law for her birthday in a few days.


It did need a little something though so I heat embossed a sentiment from the Be Strong stamp set, ‘live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words’ in Antique Gold but I should have chosen a darker one, it doesn’t show up very well unless you look closely.


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 18th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/22/2018.

Altenew is also generously sponsoring a $20 gift voucher to one lucky winner here on my blog! All you have to do is leave a comment for your chance to win. I will announce the winner on the 18th of July so don’t forget to check back then to see if you are the winner. Or even better subscribe to my blog so you never miss a post or project from me.

Well, that’s it from me for today! Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Leigh Houston!

Here is the full list of the hop

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I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft)YouTube(CaCaCraft By Erica) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

112 thoughts on “Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Wowza and stunning! Love the cheerful, happy colors on
    the first card (& that stamp set!) and the flower is magnificent.
    Your SIL will be so delighted.

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    1. Oh thank you so much! I hope she will like it, red is her favorite colour. Thank you for your lovely comment!


  2. Your card is fabulous!! I love the bright colors. But I have to say the Mega Succulent is stunning!! Framing your creation was a great idea and I’m certain your Sister-in-law will love it. While a darker embossing powder would stand out, I feel the subtlety of the gold just entices the observer to take a closer look. Beautifully done!!

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  3. Two fantastic creations ! It’s the first time I see a card with the “bubble” background stamp. Your card is so beautiful, now I start to think I should get this stamp ! And the rose is just stunning !

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    1. Thank you, Rose! I’m so glad you like them both, and I must admit that whilst I love how the Succulent looks as a rose, I adore the circle card!


    1. Thank you! I figured there would be plenty of flower projects so I wanted to add something different (even though I did do a flower too) I’m very happy to hear you like them!


    1. Thank you, Linsey! I have just done two cards with more ‘traditional’ colours for the succulent so it was time to try something new and this hop was the perfect excuse to go a bit crazy!


  4. I loved both of your projects. The card is extremely colorful and I love the background stamp you chose. The floral design is gorgeous and I would proudly hang it on my wall any day. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Aw, thank you so, so much, Teresa! I’m so glad you like them and took the time to leave such a lovely comment. You are so kind.


  5. Just wow! I can’t decide which one I like more. I love color so the first one just stands out to me. But I love the framed flower! Amazing creations!

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  6. Both projects are lovely! They both also have a dimensional feel to them, despite not being layered. The rose especially draws you in! Well done

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Lenice! I’m so glad you like them and took the time to leave me such a lovely comment, I really appreciate it.


  7. I love both of your gorgeous cards but that Mega Succulent is just gorgeous! It deserves to be framed!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m so glad to hear you like the circle card as I wanted to try a little something unexpected.


  8. You had me at RED, and especially at FLOWER! My two favorites!! Stunning and so vibrant! I love your creativity and your love of color. Very inspiring!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mindy! And also for re-blogging my post, thanks for that too.
      I can always colour another one for myself and I’m sure my SIL will appreciate the effort of getting a handmade present, especially after trying the Artist Markers herself and really liking them.

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  9. fabulous colouring. The circles are so bright and cheerful and what can I say about that succulent…. STUNNING comes to mind! It is totally amazing.

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