21 December 2022

Altenew | A Year In Review 2022 Crafters' Edition Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be taking part in a fun blog hop today with Altenew, where we look back at the year to see what our favourite projects are that we made. 

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I always find it difficult to critique my own work/pick favourites but here are four projects that stood out to me when I was looking through what I have made this year. 


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This was a card that I made for my Terrific Tags with Michelle series showing how to make a tag shaped card. These peonies are gorgeous and I love the large size of them. I also love the non-traditional colours that I used. You can see my original blog posts and video HERE.


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This card was made as part of a blog hop celebrating alcohol inks. I had never really used alcohol inks in this way, with a layering die set, but I loved the results! These buttercup dies are beautiful and easy to layer up too. Buttercups don't have to be yellow! ;) You can see my original blog post HERE


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This tag was created as part of my Terrific Tags with Michelle series. I really love how the metallic sprays work with the embossing folder. I also love how the blue and purple sprays blended together and the Fairy Tale Floral Embossing Folder is stunning! You can see the original blog post and video HERE.


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This card was made for the January 2022 release. I love these big blooms the stamp layering gives so much depth to both the flowers and leaves and although another non-traditional colour for the flowers, I love how it turned out. As you can tell, I do love blues, aquas and purples on my projects! You can see my original blog post HERE.  


As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from Bobby Hagen. Next on the hop is Lorena Brougher. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog


Over $500 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $100 gift card to 1 lucky winner, 3 $50 gift cards, and 27 $10 gift cards. Winners will be chosen from both blog hop #1 and blog hop #2. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 27th December 2022 for a chance to win. 


We would also LOVE to see YOUR favorite handmade cards, layouts, home decor, etc. featuring Altenew products! Feel free to share them on social media or on your blog using the hashtag #AltenewBest2022. 


FOUR lucky crafters will each win a $15 gift certificate to our store! Winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 29th December 2022. We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

It has been so wonderful working with Altenew again this year. Lots of new, innovative and fun products released and it's been a pleasure to work with them. As you can tell from my projects, I am a huge fan of Altenew florals. I do not think my love for them will ever decrease! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day! 


  1. These are stunning! I LOVE the bright colors and beautiful flowers!

  2. Each card is just so lovely. And its cool that you use the non-traditional colors in your florals...its all in the imagination! You get to do what makes you happy! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!💜

  3. Thanks so much for all the lovely insipiration this past year Michelle. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  4. So many pretty projects. The purple flowers are especially pretty

  5. So pretty! I love the gorgeous buttercups!

  6. Gorgeous projects! I love the texture on the tag!

  7. Pretty cards and tag! Great inspiration! Merry Christmas!

  8. Beautiful cards and tag! Great inspiration! Merry Christmas!

  9. Such beautiful creations, Michelle! Love each one of them.

  10. Hi Michelle. I am so happy to see your, "Hello Sending Big Hugs" tag again. It was one of my favorite tags of the year.

  11. I remember seeing your beautiful cards. I really like the fairy tale florals and your beautiful tag made with the embossing folder.

  12. I remember all four well and they are all stunning in their own way. My two favourites are the tag shaped card with the peonies as I just love how unique that is and the size of the peonies - it just works so perfectly well as a tag card. The fourth project is just gorgeous - unusual with the dusty purple flowers but stunning because of that. I absolutely love all your cards Michelle - you never get it wrong and are so talented. I look forward to seeing what you have coming in 2023. Hugs! xx


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