Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop


Good morning everyone in the CAS(E) this Sketch universe!  I have something a little different for you guys today.  Not only am I posting something on a Tuesday but I'm celebrating a ton of amazing challenge blogs along with Altenew on the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop!  If you are here to find the current challenge, you can find it here but I hope you'll check out this blog hop as well.  I thought you'd get a kick out of that.  Just check out all the blogs that are participating:


There is no lack of inspiration there.  I was thrilled when May contacted me to get involved.  What could be better than a blog hop celebrating all the amazing challenge blogs out there?  Maybe getting to see the owners of the challenge blogs create projects using Altenew products and sharing them all for your inspiration?  Well, you are on the right hop then!  Ha ha!

My cards today use Altenew's Doodle Blooms and Halftone Happy stamp sets along with CAS(E) this Sketch #189, our current challenge which you can find here.  I hope you like them.


My first card stretches the sketch just a bit but keeps with the CAS idea by being all one layer.  I stamped and masked off my "happy" before adding in various Doodle Blooms.  Next, I used copics and a multi-liner to add extra fun to my blooms and leaves.  Lastly, I added some sequins and enamel dots before positioning the "birthday" portion of my sentiment along the tail of the "y".  My  next card is a little less CAS but no less fun.


I went a little daisy crazy on this card but I think you can totally see the sketch in it.  I stamped a ton of Doodle Blooms, colored them along with my "happy", and had my Brother Scan & Cut go crazy cutting them out.  Next, I layered them all haphazardly on my black and white card base using foam tape here and there for dimension.  Once I had a floral arrangement I liked, I added my sentiment which was finished off on a little green banner attached to the "y".


I hope you enjoyed my contributions to the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop.  Here are some more details about the hop:
  • You can get all the nitty gritty details about the blog hop on the Altenew Blog.
  • The hop goes from Today (Sept 13) until Oct 5th.
  • Altenew has a special offer for you guys.  Free gift with every purchase now through September 16.  More info on the blog.
  • To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $35 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on October 17th, 2016.
  • You can participate by using the Inlinkz here: 


We hope to see you along the hop and I hope you'll come back and join us at CAS(E) this Sketch really soon!  Here's the blog hop order so you can keep having fun along the way:

154 comments:

  1. Great sketch - and love your cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love the happy stamp..... gorgeous cards.

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  3. I love these cards. They are beautiful.

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  4. Two great takes on the sketch with those cute blooms.

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  5. Love the Birthday next to the "Y" in Happy.. so clever

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  6. What an exciting way to find new challenge blogs. Happy Blog Hop!!

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  7. Love your Crazy Daisy card! It's bloomin' wonderful and cheery!

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  8. Great cards, great products! Thank you!!

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  9. great sketch challenge and wonderful inspiration:)

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  10. Love you cards, and your challenge :)

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  11. Great fun cards! Love how different they are even though
    you used the same stamp sets.

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  12. The sketches on this blog are always a way to stretch your creative juices!!!

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  13. I love the sideways "birthday". Such an unusual detail that really makes the card!

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  14. I love the dimension in the cards. Great work.

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  15. Love the wonderful way you've nestled the sentiment amongst your flowers on both cards. They're just so lovely.

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  16. Love this Hop so many different challenges out there Thanks to Altenew and love your card!

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  17. I love your cards! So beautiful :)

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  18. Your cards are both so very beautiful!

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  19. All so beautiful and unique on its own ❤ love it

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  20. Beautiful cards and great inspiration, THX
    Best of success to the new Altenew challenge blog :D

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  21. wonderful bold and bright cards!! Must have some Altenew stamps:):)

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  22. Two fabulous cards, such awesome use of colour and shapes to create impact! Love them! Thanks so much for sharing. Esther (Less is More)

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  23. Fun cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. CTS and Altenew.....nice combo! Wow this is a very cool hop. :) Love the "happy" and the doodled blooms too. :)

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  25. Beautiful cards! Love the half tone sentiments!

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  26. Happy can be used so many ways. Love the cards.

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  27. Your cards are beautiful! I love the dimension!

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  28. Great dimension and simple lines. I love it!

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  29. I love the minimal color schemes of both cards. Can't go wrong with black and white!

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  30. Really beautiful cards! I love the black and white with a hint of color! Just so pretty!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  31. Both cards are fantastic. Each has it's own feel. Love seeing different takes on the images.

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  32. Love the cards ... and so happy to see your challenge on the blog hop. Congrats!

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  33. Oh! I just bought the Happy set. Thanks for the inspiration! So, so pretty!

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  34. Awesome cards, Chrissy! I love that you used the current sketch, too!

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  35. I do like your cards. And I love how many different looks you can get with just one kickstart! Which is why I end up with more cards than friends once I start! Thanks so much.

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  36. Gorgeous cards! Love the black striped background on the second card!

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  37. Both cards are beautiful, but the first one is my favorite. I love the way you added birthday down the side of the "y". Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  38. Two beautiful cards yet so different.

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  39. Fabulously sketched cards! Especially love the CAS version.

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  40. Wow! Both of these are fabulous!! Lovin' all of those sweet blooms and the giant happy sentiments!!!

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  41. Wow, these happy cards make ME feel happy. Guess they are doing what they are supposed to do. Great job.

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  42. Fun and happy cards using this sketch.

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  43. Two very beautiful cards with different approaches to CAS. Love them both.

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  44. Two very beautiful cards with different approaches to CAS. Love them both.

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  45. I love that you took one design and did it two hugely different ways! Fabulously done!

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  46. very pretty cards with different designs for CAS; gorgeously done

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  47. What fun cards...love that happy stamp

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  48. Both of these are HAPPY Altenew cards!

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  49. Such HAPPY cards. Love the colors. And thank you all for encouraging and inspiring our crafting community.

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  50. Amazing inspiration! Love this blog hop!

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  51. Lovely cards. Great way to havedesigns pop.

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  52. beautiful cards. Great designs and colours

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  53. Wow! Great challenge!!! Your cards are beautiful!!!

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  54. I'm sooooo excited about this hop!! Love your site!! Love your card!! I can hardly sit still I'm sooooo excited to find you!!!

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  55. Chrissy, I love them...beautiful!

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  56. Beautiful samples using the Altenew stamps!

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  57. Two wonderful cards Chrissy and so different using the same stamps, the first much more simple and pretty, the second in the great zingy colours and much more bold background. x

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  58. I love all the amazing cards and inspiration!!

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  59. Beautiful cards, love this sketch and the doodle blooms!

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  60. Fabulous cards. I especially like the black, white and yellow one.

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  61. Fabulous cards! And what a great blog hop!!!

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  62. Oh I LOVE these cards. This hop is so fun!!

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  63. Beautiful cards! Love that Happy sentiment!

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  64. Such cute cards! Love the "birthday" attached to the y in both cards!

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  65. Gorgeous huge happy sentiment...love the two looks.

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  66. I never would have put the orange and gray/black colors together but I like it! I have to see if I have any beads that color because it would make a nice necklace or bracelet. Thanks for the inspiration! The second card has my favorite color yellow in it so that is the reason I really love it. I love the stripy background too! I am a flower lover and I love what you did with these. In fact, all the cards I see have been very different from each other. I like that.

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  67. Two beauties, I especially like the stripes one, they flowers complement the darker background beautifully.

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  68. Love that large sentiment and how you arranged your flowers around it.

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  69. Great cards! Love your positioning of the "birthday" of your first card! Ingenious!

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  70. Beautiful cards! I love this challenge!

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  71. Love how you've created two very different cards using the same sketch, but the first one is my favourite.

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  72. I love those clean and simple cards!!

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  73. I love both of these cards! I love how you added "birthday" along the curve of the "y". Very creative! The second one is very striking against the patterned paper! Great Designs!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Love the dramatic effect using colour and the half tone happy!

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  75. Such HAPPY cards :)
    LOVE the design and colours!!!
    ... feeling INSPIRED by your cards and the sketch, hoping to join your challenge!!!

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  76. Both cards are very pretty!"Happy"I found out this blog!:)

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  77. Great cards! I often turn to your site for some sketch inspiration! Thanks for all you do.

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  78. Two beautiful cards! Love the color combos you used on both. And the one-layer card is fabulous! After the hop, I will be coming back to check out your challenge.

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  79. Great cards. That halftone happy stamp is such fun.

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  80. Love the cards. The flowers are
    so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

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  81. Great cards, they do make me happy. Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Beautiful cards. I particularly like the way you did the sentiment on the orange and grey card.

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  83. Beautiful cards! There are so many challenge blogs to go through! I will have to come back to participate!

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  84. Love the yellow happy.
    It makes me smile. BIG!

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  85. Fabulous cards! Love those patterns!

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  86. Two fantastic cards! Love each -- that orange and black is beautiful, then she makes another with black, yellow and green? Seriously? Gorgeous!

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  87. So pretty! I always love seeing extra cards from your designers.

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  88. Both cards make me happy. Such clever designs and both so colorful.

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  89. Love this hope concept, thanks for being part of it, awesome projects.

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  90. Awesome cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  91. Clean but eye-catching! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. Awww-some cards! I love how you used the happy as the main image and the floral images to highlight it! Great idea! Count me inspired! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  93. Beautiful cards! The color combinations and the sketches are sooo creative.

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  94. Love the black and gray in these cards really make the flowers pop

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  95. Beautiful cards - it's so cheerful!

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  96. Beautiful card !! an awesome Blog hop that has opened me to so many new challenges and opportunity for me to learn!!

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  97. I like everything about these cards.

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  98. LOVE this challenge and have played along several times!! I think your designers are so wonderful and so inspiring!!

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