09 November 2018

Altenew November Challenge

Hi there!

The colors of this month's Altenew challenge is just perfect for the Christmas season! This made me realize I don't own any Altenew Christmas stamp sets 😮. Time to take card of that situation, but in the mean time... I used what I have, and came up with this card:

Hannelie Bester- Altenew Christmas- November challenge

Hannelie Bester- Altenew Christmas- November challenge

Hannelie Bester- Altenew Christmas- November challenge

I used:

  • Striped florals - This particular flower from the set really reminded me of a poinsettia!
  • Doodle blooms ~ Leaves
  • Stunning cosmos ~ Sentiment
  • Zig markers for watercolor smooshing
  • Rhinestones
  • Fun foam for dimension
  • Versafine black ink
  • Circle die
  • Misti stamping tool
  • Silhouette cameo to cut out the images


Altenew November-2018-inspiration-challenge ( inspired by the photo colors and the theme and layout of the example card by Aga.

Freshly made sketches  ~ Sketch

CAS water colour Challenge ~ Christmas florals

Happy little stampers ~  November Christmas challenge ~ CAS


Thanks for visiting me today!



Loll said...

Beautiful card with fantastic design Hannelie! Love the delicate and flowing greenery with your beautiful poinsettias. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Leslie Miller said...

It absolutely does look like a Poinsettia and it's beautiful! Love how your leaves curve around the circle aperture. Every time you use the Doodle Blooms set I'm tempted to rush right out and buy it.

Bonnie said...

These look like poinsettias to me, Hannelie! I love how you've cut them and the leaves follow the circle with the inset sentiment! A beautiful holiday card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Cheryl W said...

Beautiful card! I love the white on white with the circle aperture in your front panel. The poinsettias add that wonderful spot of color and holiday appeal.

Susan said...

I agree, Hannelie - those flowers can definitely pass as poinsettias! Beautifully watercoloured and a wonderful layout and design! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Anita in France said...

yep, those delicate flowers do look like poinsettia ... what a lovely delicate frame for that bold sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers against the crisp white!

Chris W said...

Hello. I have been following your blog for a very long time. I love your cards. I noticed that you always use your Silhouette cutter to cut out your stamped images. I have a Silhouette Cameo with designer edition software. I was wondering if you cut the images & then stamp them, or do you Stamp & then cut using the scan feature or the pix scan mat. I have been wanting to do this with my stamps so I can save money by not having to buy the matching Dies. I was wondering which is the best way to do that. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards with us.

Inkyfingers said...

What a stunning card Hannelie and your gorgeous flowers frame the circle beautifully.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
PS, I'd love to hear the answer to Chris W's question too!!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, you did a fabulous job! :)

Bellule said...

Une nouvelle carte absolument merveilleuse, tellement délicate. J'adore !!

Bises ♥

Chrissie said...

This is absolutely beautiful Hannelie... as ever. The poinsettia sprays look so elegant!
Thanks so much for playing along with Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

lostinpaper said...

Great use of non-holiday stamps for a tradition holiday design, WOW!

My Paper Epiphany said...

This is a great! I love your CAS design and the delicate watercolouring. Thanks so much for sharing at the CAS Watercolour Challenge.