Wednesday, June 10, 2020

"Giving Thanks" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway



Hello and I hope you are all well.  
It's time again for the  Altenew Educators to share projects with you and our subject is 'Giving Thanks".  I think this covers so many opportunities and examples of Thanks and Encouragement.

You should have arrived here from the blog of Nandini Karmarkar, if not please go back for her inspiration.  
Today I have several cards to share and I hope they will spark your creativity.


My first card features Altenew Playful Plumeria.  I stamped the flower and leaf images several times and then cut them out using the dies.  I stamped the branch directly on the card front and then created a fun arrangement.  I placed a few gems in the centers of the flowers to add bling and sparkle.   I love this set because it also includes many encouraging sentiments.  Simple design with unlimited possibilities.




This next example gets simpler yet.
Altenew Charming Doodles with a. sentiment selected from the Playful Plumeria that I used on my previous example.
I chose the small whispy flowers and stamped them a couple of times on the card front.  Keeping the clean and simple theme, I stamped a sentiment strip on vellum and attached it at the bottom over the stamped flowers.  I layered the white card front over a black layer for definition and then adhered a sparkly gem on each flower.



This next example is a variation of the new slimline cards that have been showing up everywhere.  
The card measures 4" X 7".
I cover a panel with Altenew Marshland Washi.  This washi is a great neutral background that allows you to add so many accents over it for a pop of color.
The leaves are from the Altenew Weekend Doodles set and I colored them with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers.  The sentiment was heat embossed with white on a black strip and I used black Altenew Enamel Dots for accents.



My last card uses the Altenew Cheerful Meadow 6 X 6 paper pack.  This paper pack has so many gorgeous papers that make it simple and fast to create a card.  You could very easily cover a card front and then add a sentiment, but I decided to use the Altenew Fine Frames Diamonds Die Set to cut a diamond out of the decorative card front.  I selected the red dot paper to fill the hole/space that was created with the die cut.  After die cutting the diamond I had all the layers of diamonds remaining and I chose several to add on top of the red dot paper for accent and it also supplied more of the initial floral paper for interest.  I needed to incorporate my signature black into this card so I used a sentiment from the Altenew Best Sentiments set.  For final touches I used a black stacking card layer and black Enamel Dots.


Thanks for stopping by on the blog hop, your next stop on the hop is 
Neha Aggarwal I have included a full blog list below for reference.


Now for the fun stuff


Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners!
Please leave a comment here on the
Altenew Card Blog by 6/17/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Card Blog on 6/21/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!



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Nancy McClelland - you are here


119 comments:

  1. Amazing cards, Nancy! I love the pretty colors. My favorite is the Woodland Doodles card. Those leaves look gorgeous!

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  2. I love how you use the little gem accents! Such gorgeous florals and card designs!

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    1. Gems are so easy and add that special touch, thanks for stopping by

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  3. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards!

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  4. Your tiny blue flowers are precious!

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  5. Beautiful. I love the clean look of your cards.

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  6. Your card are so pretty! Love them all. Thank you for sharing :)

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  7. absolutely beautiful work! Thank you for being part of this hop!

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  8. Pretty cards. I love the intricate design with the Fine Frames Diamond set on the last card. That caught my attention and went back to see how you were able to do that. Pretty impressive!

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  9. Just lovely cards, Nancy! Great Inspiration!

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  10. Marisela Delgado said: so beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  11. Beautiful cards - love the simplicity!

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  12. wonderful array of cards, Nancy - really like your style!

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  13. What amazing cards. My favorite is the plumeria card. Perfect flower colors!

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  14. Your cards are all so well designed and beautiful.

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  15. These are beautiful. I love those diamonds and the fact that you added bling to those first two sets of florals.

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    1. Thank you. An easy way to add 'wow' to your cards

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  16. So lovely, all of your cards! I love the simple charming doodles card, because I love blue and the bling with the jewels speaks to this girl who likes shiny things! LOL

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  17. Pretty cards. Thanks for sharing your art with us!!

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  18. Lovely creations with these beautiful designs!

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  19. All of your cards are just beautiful. Beautiful colors too. Love the bling. Thank you. Be safe and blessed.

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  20. Great shares. My favorite is the third card.

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  21. Hi Nancy, I love all of your cards. My favorite is the blue with the gems. I love the sparkle!

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    1. Thank you, that seems to be the favorite of many people.

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  22. Absolutely stunning and creatively inspirational cards!

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  23. I always admire a clean and simple card design. You nailed these!

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  24. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Love all of your card designs, simple but elegant.

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  26. All those flowers look so realistic! Beautiful!

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  27. I am inspired to make a nontraditional slimline size card after seeing yours! Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  28. Love the CAS look of the Plumeria card. And the sentiment on vellum. Lovely and impactful!

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  29. My favorite is how you used the diamond die with your flower image. That gives me some ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Elements in cheerful meadow card are very unique when all used together. Thanks for the inspiration

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  31. These cards are awesome!! I am a clean and simple girl and I especially love those first two!

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  32. "Pretty, pretty, pretty." A quote from a Hallmark movie really reveals what your cards are like.

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  33. Lovely work! Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Nice cards Nancy, I especially like the different textures in the last one, the one with the polka dots.

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  35. All 4 of your cards are lovely! I do love the gems for a little added bling! Your third card really jumped out at me, but am confused with how you used washi tape. I will have to check that out. Thank you so much for sharing your creations.

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    1. I used the washi tape to cover the panel layer over the black layer (gray leafy pattern) It is a wide washi.
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  36. the stacked diamonds are very stunning with the patterned paper

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  37. Those cards are amazing -- beautiful colors and unique styles.

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  38. Great designs on all these beautiful cards

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  39. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. How beautiful!! I esp love the CAS one with the dainty blue flowers!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  41. Your cards are fantastic! I love the color and design.

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  42. A gorgeous set of cards - I love all of them. Great, clean designs.

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  43. I love all your cards! Especially love the dainty wispy flowers with the lovely touch of gem in the middle!

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  44. These are such clean, simple and beautiful cards. I think only another card crafter would recognize the work that you put into making them. Good job.

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  45. I especially like your plumeria card. The shading is great!

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  46. Lovely creations Nancy, it's a joy to come to your blog :)

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  47. So clever with colour choices

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  48. So nice to see what you've created.

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  49. such beautiful cards Nancy, especially the dainty flowers <3

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  50. The plumeria stamped flowers turned out beautifully. I really like the colors. The little blue flowers on the card are so dainty and cute. The washi tape card is a very cool idea. I really love the diamond of the pattern paper with the flowers. It sets them off just perfectly.

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  51. Very pretty cas and clean style.

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  52. Fabulous creations! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  53. Pretty card designs and choice of colors.

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  54. Beautiful. That plumeria stole my heart at the get go, just love that so much!!

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  55. Wow! Your projects are amazing.

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