Altenew October Release & Giveaway

Welcome to a fun blog hop! The October release by Altenew is out and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways. Join us to see all the new products in action and get inspired! Scroll all the way down for the complete blog hop list!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

penguin card

For my first card I used the mini stamp set just to demontrate not to underestimate those tiny ones! They can create quick and easy cards that are super adorable.

With a little bit of inking I created my ocean and sky and then to ground the penguins I needed an ice floe… so I just draw one and cut it out. It’s not perfect but it does the job!

simple roses card

Altenew is famous for their amazing flower stamp sets they release every month. And this one goes on my all time top favorites!

I used my watercolor brush markers for a watercolor look and feel. Soย  much quicker than using alcohol markers and so much easier too!

A few clear bubbles on top of the petals make them look so fresh as they look like water droplets and provide the perfect finishing touch.

supplies & free gifts

Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Warm Heart Stamp Set
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Simple Roses Stamp Set
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Hello Hydrangea Stamp Set
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Sweet Flowers Stamp Set
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Friends Forever Stamp Set
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Birch Forest Stamp Set
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Chipmunk & Squirrel Stamp Set
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Autumn…
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Winter…
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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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Ultramarine Crisp Dye Ink
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Iceberg Crisp Dye Ink
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Crafter’s Essential Ink Blending Tool…
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Non-Stick…
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WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Crafter’s Companion – Gemini -…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 8.5 Inch…
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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giveaway

There are many ways to win prizes:

  • To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/11/2020 for a chance to win.

  • Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designerโ€™s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/14/2020.

blog hop order

94 Comments

  1. Sharon Gullikson said:

    The penguins are so cute, I love them. The simple look is so sweet.

    October 6, 2020
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  2. Carla Hundley said:

    Lovely coloring on
    the flowers and love
    the Penguins.
    Carla from Utah

    October 6, 2020
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  3. Joanne M Hoffmann said:

    I LOVE those penguins…what a heart melter!! Beautiful cards, Vicki…

    October 6, 2020
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  4. Laura Long said:

    Don’t you love the realism of the penguins?!? Thank you for demonstrating the background and making the iceberg look so much easier than it would be for me! I struggle with making the backgrounds contiguous and it doesn’t occur to me to add a horizon! Thank you for this reminder! And the blending above the horizon is perfectly light and leaves a glow for your focal image. Thank you, Vicky!

    October 6, 2020
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  5. Diane Hover said:

    Beautiful cards, and I thought the ice flow was a stamp, so you did fabulous with it!!

    October 6, 2020
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  6. Debra W said:

    I love your cards! Thanks for the tips for using the watercolor brush markers.

    October 6, 2020
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  7. Becky Moore said:

    The flowers are beautiful but I love the little penguin card!

    October 6, 2020
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  8. Teri S. said:

    I can see why you love the Simple Roses set Vicky. Your card is stunning. The penguin with the chick touches ones heart & the sentiment is perfect for it.

    October 6, 2020
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  9. petra said:

    Oh, this release is again so versatile, but nothing can beat these lovely penguins ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 6, 2020
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  10. Juanita said:

    Great cards! Love the colorful flowers and the iceberg. TFS

    October 6, 2020
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  11. I love your cards! Those penguins are so cute. ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 6, 2020
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  12. Barb in kazoo said:

    Love your cards. As always a great release from Altenew

    October 7, 2020
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  13. Kelly dean said:

    I love the flowers. I wish I could color like you do.

    October 7, 2020
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  14. Cy Lee said:

    The penguins are so cute.

    October 7, 2020
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  15. Silvia Hutchinson said:

    Cute penguin card and fabulous flower card. I love the “drops”

    October 7, 2020
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  16. Ummekulsum Kutub said:

    Amazing cards!

    October 7, 2020
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  17. Donna de Gale-Kalloo said:

    I love those hugh flower stamps!!! Beautiful cards as usual Vicky!!

    October 7, 2020
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  18. such pretty cards…love the ice ..smile..and I really like the flowers…love flower stamps…

    October 7, 2020
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  19. Georgann S. said:

    I love the realistic look of the penguins. The ice floe was the perfect grounding element. The simple rose card is stunning.

    October 7, 2020
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  20. Melissa Friedrich said:

    Beautiful cards, those penguins have my heart!

    October 7, 2020
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  21. Liz O said:

    Lovely cards, the floral design is very pretty and cheerful and the sweet penguins are sure to warm anyone’s heart. Thanks for the inspiration Vicky!

    October 8, 2020
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  22. Inkin' Chickie said:

    Great shares and design ideas.

    October 8, 2020
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  23. Lauryne Cunningham said:

    Beautiful card! I love the color combination!

    October 8, 2020
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  24. Heidi Rees said:

    Beautiful cards! Love the penguins, the sentiment is touching. The Floral card is very pretty, great colors!

    October 8, 2020
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  25. Cyndi Morris said:

    Wonderful cards. I love that sweet penguin card — the sentiment is perfect. And the Simple Roses set is definitely one of my favorites from this fantastic release.

    October 8, 2020
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  26. Sue D said:

    Sweet penguin card and beautiful flowers.

    October 10, 2020
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  27. Kristine Crowley said:

    Lovely cards

    October 10, 2020
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  28. Jill M Belina said:

    I love the Penguins! The card is beautiful and heartwarming!

    October 10, 2020
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  29. Jessica Jonasson said:

    Beautiful cards as usual, you are very talented and inspiring!

    October 10, 2020
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  30. Dean H. said:

    I love everything about this! Great cards, especially the cute penguin!

    October 10, 2020
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  31. Laura Holmes said:

    Lovely cards!

    October 10, 2020
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  32. Susanbcards said:

    The penguin are so different for Altenew! The flowers are always beautiful but the penguin are so cute!

    October 10, 2020
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  33. Linda Peix said:

    Great cards! Your ice floe is perfect for your penguin card. I’m sometimes afraid to add my own drawing on my cards, but you’ve inspired me to do it!

    October 10, 2020
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  34. Linda said:

    Love the penguins so cute

    October 10, 2020
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  35. Sue D. said:

    Two awesome cards! The penguins are super cute and your ink blended background looks great. LOVE the beautiful floral card!! Lovely water coloring and composition. Thanks so much for posting your video too. They are always fun and helpful.

    October 10, 2020
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  36. Beverly Kozlowski said:

    Love these cards! The penguins are adorable, and the roses are just beautiful!

    October 10, 2020
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  37. sheron B. egolf said:

    I love both of your cards, Vicki, and giving the penguins a chunk of ice to float on made sense and looks great.

    October 10, 2020
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  38. Sharon Ling said:

    Beautiful work as always. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

    October 11, 2020
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  39. Denise Bryant said:

    Gorgeous floral design and beautiful penguins!

    October 11, 2020
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  40. Lyn Huecker said:

    Love the penguins. So sweet. Thanks for sharing.

    October 11, 2020
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  41. Carol McCready said:

    As always your cards are so beautiful! I love those penguins.

    October 11, 2020
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  42. Avonlea said:

    The penguins are adorable. I love how you coloured the sky and ocean and even made your own ice floe! And the roses card is beautiful!

    October 12, 2020
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  43. Sherri Little said:

    Great blending and color shading!

    October 12, 2020
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  44. Jenifer said:

    Beautiful designs

    October 13, 2020
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