Thursday 4 August 2022

Altenew August 2022 Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 Hello Crafty Friends!  I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer (due to being one of the challenge winners) in the Altenew August Bold & Beautiful Release Blog Hop and I have lots of cards to share.  

You should have arrived here from Erum Tasneem's blog, if not, you can start at the beginning at the Altenew Card blog, where you will see Emily's gorgeous creations. 

My first card is featuring Altenew's Arch of Flowers Stamp set, Stencil and Die.  Also showing a sentiment from Altenew One-Go Birthday Greetings.

The image was stamped with Altenew Obsidian Ink and then I used the co-ordinating stencil and Altenew Inks to colour.  Then it was die-cut and the circle card assembled, adding the the sentiment to finish. 

Next up I have used the Altenew's Dazzling Dahlia Stamps & Dies and Floating Foliage Embossing Folder.

I stamped the flower and bird with Altenew Obsidian Ink and water-coloured with Altenew Inks and Nuvo Shimmer Powder.


Here is a card using both of the above stamp sets...


This next card was made with Altenew's gorgeous new stencil - Intricate Mandala. There are so many ways to use this stencil and it is definitely going to be one of my favourites. I also used a sentiment from Altenew One-Go Birthday Greetings.
I used my new Altenew Blending Brush, which made it so easy to get a seamless result with the stencilling.
Here is another card using the stencil...
This time I dry embossed the card with the stencil. Next I used Versamark ink through the stencil to make it sticky and went over this with Gold PanPastel. I've used another sentiment from Altenew One Go Birthday Greetings.

The next card features Altenew One-Go Birthday Greetings
I had so much fun using Altenew Water-colour Metallic Paints to create the background and then all I had to do was add some sentiments. 


Finally we have a pretty embossing folder - Altenew Rolling Foliage. The Butterfly is from Altenew Dazzling Dahlia Stamp and the sentiment from One-Go Birthday Greetings.
This was so easy to make. I simply blended ink with the Altenew Blending Brush over the embossed panel and then added the sentiment and Butterfly. 

So there you go. I told you I had a lot of cards to share! I hope you like them. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate from Altenew. 
I think you'll agree there are so many beautiful products in this wonderful release! You can see the full release HERE.



  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 08/04/2022 through 08/06/2022. Shop HERE!

  • Get a FREE brand new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide e-book (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Bold & Beautiful Bundles. Shop HERE! *Exclusions apply.

  • Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Bold & Beautiful Stamp & Die Release Collection from 08/04/2022 through 08/10/2022. Shop HERE.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/10/2022 for a chance to win. 

Your next stop is Agnieszka Małyszek's blog.

Virginia Lu

Kari VanNoy

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Erum Tasneem

Jenny Martin (you are here)

Agnieszka Małyszek

Bobby Hagen

Mindy Eggen

Teri Wilson

Jaycee Gaspar

Terri Koszler

Annemarie Caister

Nichol Spohr

Therese Calvird

Angela Brennan

Lorena Brougher

Tenia Nelson

Nicole Watt

Lilith Eeckels

Mugdha Gujarathi


Maryám Pérez

Teresa Litchfield

Michelle Short

Bridget Casey

Nathalie DeSousa

Michelle Burnier

Jenny Colacicco

Fiona Duff

Svitlana Shayevich

Karen Brown

Laurie Patterson

Linda Westfall

Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post.

Penny Pynnonen

Tania Ahmed

 Dana Joy

                         Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)



  1. Lovely cards. Nice to see so much of the release used

  2. Wow, congratulations on your win and what a prestigious blog hop to be part of. Very scary! Your cards are amazing, all 7 of them are very special. Well done you xx

  3. I love your cards. They are so beautiful. I love that you made the first card into a circle card b/c when I first saw the Arch of flowers stamp set my first thought was a circle card. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  4. I LOVE the metallic backgrounds! Great cards!

  5. I've never made a circular card before. This is so cool. And the simple flowers look just wonderful on the circle...

  6. Congratulations on your GDT spot and your inspiration pieces are beyond lovely!

  7. Your cards are Amazing! I love each and every one.

  8. Great cards! My favorites are your first and last cards. I really like the round card- so fun and cute! And I always love embossing folders. This one is so cute and dimensional, and I like the colors you chose.

  9. Love all your cards!! Those metallic water colours look like so much fun!!

  10. Amazing cards Jenny - what awesome work using some pretty special products!

  11. Wow! So many different styles and colors on your cards! Love them!

  12. Such stunning variety. Thanks for showcasing so many different looks. Love them all.

  13. Your round card is gorgeous. Love all your cards. Thanks for sharing

  14. Amazing cards Jenny! Each one is so beautiful and creative. Looks like you had a lot of fun creating for this blog hop! Congrats! xx

  15. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! That is a great stencil!

  16. I love the humingbird and the flowers

  17. Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

  18. You have certainly created stunning and very creative cards, Jenny. I especially love your first one. Beautifully done. Thank you for such amazing inspiration.

  19. Gorgeous designs! I love the look of the metallic watercolors!

  20. Wow..Seven beautiful cards, Jenny using the new amazing Altenew products:-) I think your 1st circle card and your metallic watercolor wash background card are my favorites, but Love them all. Congratulations on your win too:-) Hugs..Nancy

  21. Gorgeous cards, each unique to it's own style. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Congrats on your challenge win! The design team made a fantastic choice! I'm amazed at all the lovely projects you made with the new release; they are wonderful! My favorite is the first one you posted; it is amazing to me how many different looks can be achieved with that one stamp set, and you did a wonderful job of showing off how that can be used. I was also really interested in checking out how you used that hummingbird image. Great work!

  23. You've been busy!! Such beautiful cards.

  24. Gorgeous cards. The last one is my favorite!

  25. I like your pretty variety of cards.

  26. Just beautiful, Jenny! Congratulations on your win and you have shared more wonderful inspiration!