altenew anemone

Crafty Friends blog hop is here! A fun event full of inspiration by amazing designers and lots of giveaways along the way! So hop along with us!

Today we are celebrating this hobby and the friends we made thought it! If you want to start the blog hop from the beginning visit the Altenew Card Blog

I can’t even explain how this hobby changed my life. It has become a full time job for me and I own it to all my crafty friends out there! I can’t even explain how thankful I am for all of you who keep coming to see my projects and for leaving me lovely comments. But I have some special friends I made through this hobby too. Friends we don’t even live close. Friends we never ever crafted together.  We are miles and miles away but sharing the same passion brings us so close. We chat, we inspire and we motivate each other.

So here is a card to all of you!

altenew anemone

For my card I used the Altenew Build a Flower – Anemone ( SSS | ALTN | ELH ) stamp set. I stamped the flower and the leaves a few times to have enough for a full bouquet of flowers. I did no coloring, layering stamps did the job for me. Love that!

altenew anemone

A touch of gold always gives some elegance to cards. So I used a gold border and embossed details at the center of my flowers. I used the Altenew ANTIQUE GOLD Crisp Embossing Powder ( SSS | ELH | ALTN ) for that. I love this embossing powder because it gives a beautiful satin finish and it has no glitter inside. Such a gorgeous look.

altenew anemone

For the sentiment I used the Altenew CRAFTY FRIENDS Clear Stamp Set ( SSS | SBC | ALTN | ELH ). It’s packed with phrases perfect to use on cards you send to crafty friends. You need to check this set out, great motivational phrases included as well as hilarious ones too!

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel


Links to multiple shops provided for your convenience. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

[ SSS | ALTN | ELH ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Altenew GARDEN TREASURE Clear Stamp Set
[ SSS | SBC | ALTN | ELH ]
[ SSS | ALTN | SBC ]
Altenew CRAFTY FRIENDS Clear Stamp…
[ SSS | SBC | ALTN | ELH ]
Red Sunset Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew RED SUNSET Crisp Dye Ink Pad…
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH ]
Green Fields Oval Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Green Fields Mini Cube Set
[ ALTN | ELH ]
Altenew ANTIQUE GOLD Crisp Embossing…
[ SSS | ELH | ALTN ]
[ SSS | SBC | ELH ]
Tonic POLISHED GOLD Mirror Card…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Gold Mirror Cardstock (5 sheets/set)
[ ALTN | SBC ]
Altenew Artists Markers SET A ALT1453
[ SSS | ALTN | ELH ]

Coupon codes


Leave me a comment below and I will pick a random winner who will get receive a $20 gift certificate for Altenew. I will announce the winner on October 27th.

More awesome giveaways:

Altenew is giving away a $100 Altenew prize pack to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/magazines who are offering the following prizes:

Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 prize pack of three Altenew stamp sets

Online Card Classes: 3 class spots

Create and Craft TV: £50 gift certificate

My Sweet Petunia: Mini MISTI

Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate

Pretty Pink Posh: $30 gift certificate

Simon Says Stamp: $30 gift certificate

Chameleon Pens: 1 pack of 5 Chameleon pens

Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 dual brush pens

WOW! Embossing Powder: $25 gift certificate

Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate

Freckled Fawn: $20 gift certificate

Papercraft Magazines: One copy of each of the latest issues of four magazines

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine: 1-year subscription

Next blog hop stop:

The next stop on the blog hop is the super talented Erum Tasneem



  1. I love your card designs, and your videos are always so enjoyable! Thanks for another great design ☺?.

  2. Vicki, Your card is so beautiful and very well designed. Thank you for sharing your creativity with me. Altenew has really changed the game for floral stamps. I feel very proud when I send a card that I have used Altenew products on.

  3. Love your card, love all you’re cards and journal pages and the way you explain your process. Thanks for sharing. ?

  4. Your work always inspires me to create. If not for watching your videos, I don’t think I would be crafting today! You are awesome and never fail to amaze.

  5. Vicky, you make the prettiest cards! As they say, it’s the little things that add up to a beautiful card.

  6. Another beautiful card! You are so talented and so sweet to share your talent with us. I always look forward to watching your videos. Thank you so much?

  7. Very pretty I don’t own any altenew Inks they look pretty and my local craft store doesn’t sale the nuvo drops I would love to have the morning dew drops as always thanks for the inspiration and I would love to give altenew a try!

  8. Pure elegance! Altenew’s layering stamps are wonderful and your use of them is beyond creative!

  9. Beautiful! I think the touches of gold are perfectly placed! The Layered flowers are stunning against the gold layer! TFS!

  10. You always do such beautiful cards and journals. Not only have you given me something relaxing to watch as I decompress from my day, you have inspired me to create. Thanks for making creativity not so scary.

  11. What a lovely elegant card, the gold frame really sets off the beautiful flowers. Love the composition and colors you chose for the flowers, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Gorgeous card. Plus I love that you used the frame from a previous video. Thanks for sharing. You always inspire me ?

  13. I like the way you saved time with stamping on top and the bottom. Hope I remember that next time. This really is a lovely flower that will work with many colors.

  14. I love Altenew’s floral stamps and your cards using them. Although I’m not a subscriber, I have bookmarked your blog and check it daily (for several years, even when you were at previous site)–thanks for the inspiration and all the great videos. Hoping for an art journal video soon.

  15. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card video! The final outcome is really beautiful and speaks volumes about the efforts you’ve put in since it’s all handmade!
    Keep the blog posts coming, we love it!

  16. Loved your card! (That is a beautiful anemone stamp…and the sentiments are terrific). The colors you chose were perfect and the composition was, as always, just right.

  17. I love the gold frame and the dimension of the flowers. I need a misti and these stamps. I love your accent and love watching and listening to your videos.

  18. My husband will love your card. He loves flashy things and that is a beautiful card. You’re right a touch of gold does add elegance. I like how one flower is tucked behind the picture frame it actually doesnt over power the card with too much going on. Very beautiful!

  19. Vicky, your card is stunning! Love that stamp set & your card design! I like every card you share with us! You are a true artist & I love your videos.

  20. So beautiful. I love how you make the scene go out of the frame. It’s a technique I forget to use. Love your cards and videos, Vicky. Thanks for all you share.

  21. Your card is beautiful! YAY for no coloring (I don’t color much!); always happy to see inspiration with no coloring.

  22. Hi Vicky

    Loved your floral card today…you are always amazing with flower cards!! Beautiful colours…very elegant!!!

  23. Absolutely stunning! On the whole I don’t like gold but this is so elegant with the gold frame and the gold centers on the flowers. Truly lovely.

  24. This is beautiful and I love your card designs. Crafty friends, both those with whom we create cards and those we know only through the internet, are just the best! 🙂

  25. Gorgeous card Vicky! Love the colors and dimension created by your layering. The gold frame sets everything off without overpowering the card. Thank you for sharing your talent!

  26. I am definitely coming back for the video. I am trying to get through the hop first, then I can sit back and enjoy. Thank you for a lovely example. Love the gold frame: perfection!

  27. Thank you Vicki for all the inspiration you have provided me with. I love watching your videos and learning lots of new techniques.

  28. Elegant and beautiful card. I like the way you combined the flower set with the sentiment set to create a unique card. The gold frame and flower centers set off the design .

  29. so beautiful, and I so have on my christmas list the misti I can never stamp twice in the same spot for the life of me. thank you so much for sharing.

  30. I love all of your cards and you have such a talent, I have been able to learn from you and apply your ideas to my own cards. Thank you for your wonderful videos. I view them over and over and your links below show me where I can order supplies that you have used.

    I have been able to buy many products you have used in your videos.

  31. Your videos are so inspiring. I always feel like I have learned about ways to combine elements, colors and add dimension to my craft projects. I feel inspired to use my tools in new creative ways. Thank you.

  32. Pretty in pink anemones, I love Altenew floral layering stamps and your card is just gorgeous with the gold details and frame.

  33. Love the card, glad to have discovered you travelling this blog hop. Look forward to seeing more of your creations.

  34. That gold foil just takes your card over the top… Such a beautiful design I love it!!! Thank you SO much for sharing 🙂

  35. I have this stamp set. You have inspired me to make a card. Love your video’s and your beautiful cards. Thank you.

  36. Lovely comment Vicky. I feel the very same. I probably shouldn’t do this here but I’m desperate. My brother was diagnosed with Lung cancer today that has traveled to 5 of his vertebra, This is just devastating. My sister and mother are also fighting cancer. I’m just asking for prayers for my family. This horrible beast is destroying my family! I don’t care your faith.. I just want the positive energy and help that can only come from a higher power. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Angela

  37. I love hearing the ‘flavor’ in your voice in the video. This card is a WOW! Love the big bold flowers with the gold frame. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Your card is beautiful! I love the addition of the gold border around your design, it really helps it pop even more!

  39. In the U.S. we pronounce that flower Ah-NEM-ah-knee. I love the way you said it, but whatever you call it, you made it beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to each new video and I love hearing your friendly voice.

  40. Love how you accented the beautiful flowers with the gold details and frame! Makes it stand out so much prettier! Reading and watching this has once again made me crave for a new stamp set for my treasure box of stamps and now going to visit the other blogs for a peek at what the rest have been inspired to create. Thank you for the inspiration and the coupon code!! Continue to inspire always ?

  41. Love the way you used the Altenew stamps, I was fearful of using them. But you made it look easy. As always you make the most beautiful cards.

  42. I’ve always been a big fan of yours and a long-time YouTube subscriber. I love how your card turned out. Simply AMAZING!

  43. You never cease to amaze me with your talent for creativity! I look forward to seeing all of your new postings. ?

  44. You never cease to amaze me with your talent for creativity! I look forward to seeing all of your new postings. ?

  45. I always love your cards, such amazing inspiration. This card is no exception, with the beautiful flowers in coral colors and gorgeous gold frame! Thank you for being part of this blog hop with your beautiful creation!

  46. That is a beautiful bouquet you’ve made, anda gorgeous card. By the ay, in English we prone it “a-ne-mo-nee,” too. ? Thanks so much for sharing!

  47. Another beautiful card from you Vicky. I love how you use dimentions when you glue down the flowers and leaves.

  48. You always amaze me with your talent! Love Love the card. You always seem to come up with the best ideas and layouts for your cards

  49. Vicky, I always look forward to your videos. You are a great inspiration! And it’s always fun to see Ginger cat ?

    1. Hi Vicki,
      My previous post was an error, it was for the previous blog. Now for you: I love this layered stamp, of course mine don’t turn out like yours but you’ve given me something to work towards. This is a beautiful card!

  50. Gorgeous card and another gorgeous stamp set by Altenew! I love your videos Vicky, thanks for the inspiration and helping me create such beautiful cards as a result.

  51. Gorgeous anemones on your card! Love your work; you pay so much attention to details that really make a card pop.

  52. I think that’s what I like most about the Altenew florals. You can just stamp them, or you can stamp them and add color with markers or pencils, or you can just leave them plain. They are beautiful any way you choose to do them. And your card is very elegant. Thank you.

  53. Beautiful card. I love what the gold frame did for the flower arrangement. I learn so much from your videos and follow everything you do. Thanks for sharing.

  54. I love these flowers and your choice of colours. Embossing the center stamens really makes them pop too. Thank you for sharing.

  55. Vicki, you are such an inspiration to many – but especially to me. I have learned so much from your videos. I love this card – the layering anemone, the touch of gold. The message is perfect!

  56. OH HOW Stunning….love this card. This stamp/die is amazing and your creativity is what makes it stand out even more. Thank you for sharing. I will need to add this one to my wish list.

  57. What a fabulous theme for a blog hop and I agree: crafty friends are the best! Meeting several in person has been one of my highlights of card-making! Your card is gorgeous; how wonderful this hobby has become a career for you! Wish I had even 1/4 of your talent! Thank you for being part of this heart-warming celebration!

  58. Thank you, Vicky. You are such an inspiration, and always give me a reason to smile. It happens every time I see you have a new video. I haven’t been able to craft in a long time, but watching you create always gives me such joy. ???

  59. Wow – your card is stunning and I really thought you had colored it. Wonderful to know this set did all the work for you. It really is beautiful! Also, a big Thanks for the chance to win one of these awesome prizes!

  60. Gorgeous card! I love all the Altenew stamp sets and the build a flower ones are great. I love getting together with my friends and comparing or cards, a little Stamping and great crafty conversation is the best way I can think of to spend an afternoon. Love everuthing you do, you are so inspirational. Thanks

  61. I love that embossing power also. Shinny, not glittery. Your card turned out so nice. Those stamps work so well together. Flower builder for sure. Thanks for being so crafty!

  62. Wow! What a beautiful card! I love this crafting community and the fact that it can bring people together from all over the world. I have “met” some wonderful friends in places like Florida (USA) and even New Zealand!

  63. Wow! What a gorgeous card. I didn’t reeally love this floral stamp (and I love many of them) until I saw you use it to make this card. Stunning.

  64. What a beautiful card and such touching sentiments about your crafting friends, far and near. Thank you for your creativity and inspiration!

  65. As usual your cards are beautiful! Altenew helps all of us make beautiful cards with their fantastic flower sets! Thanks to inspiration from people like you. Thanks!

  66. Vicky, I read your message about how crafting has changed your life! I’m so happy it did because you have changed mine! You are so passionate and talented with your crafts (cards, journal pages, etc) that you inspire me to be just like you “when I grow up”! And, I love your accent! It’s so fun to hear you explain how you do so many things! Thanks for being you and sharing with all of us! I love to call you “my friend”! Thanks so much!

  67. Been following you for some time now on You Tube, happy to visit your blog today, I find so much inspiration here!!!

  68. The name really fits for this Build a flower stamp set. I love the bouquet you created. By the way, Vicky, you inspire me with your artistry and talents. I love seeing your work and watching your videos.

  69. I’m so happy that I discovered your blog, even if it wasn’t that long ago! I just love your cards and this one is just beautiful.

  70. Very pretty. This passion does bring people together and I find it is hard for people who don’t share the passion to understand it . .
    Oh well. LOL

  71. Vicky, I love every card you make and look forward to every video! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

  72. I always find your card and journal work so inspiring! As always this card is beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  73. Wow! This is such a beautiful card Vicki. I love the use of gold embossing and the large gold border. Beautiful colours, a real inspiration!

  74. Love the colors and the gold accents are just right. Crafty friends are the best, they understand our “obsession” with all things crafty!

  75. Vicky, this could not be more beautiful, these flowers look gorgeous with the gold frame! Beautifully done!

  76. Thank you for leaving the inside of the frame white.. I never know what to do with the inside…
    Beautiful card Vicky!

  77. I love how you were able to use a “leftover” from another card as a major component of this beautiful card.

  78. Really beautiful card, love the gold as it really makes it a classy and elegant card that would make anyone feel special just receiving it. Thank you

  79. I love when a blog hop brings me to a a new (to me) crafter’s blog and discover a treasure. So happy to meet you Vicki!

  80. Love your card! This is one of the many reason I love Altenew Stamps! Look at those gorgeous flowers! The stamps do all of the work and you get to feel like an artist! Love it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  81. What a lovely card! I love those layering stamps. It’s amazing that they were all colored just by stamping. Thanks for sharing!

  82. Talk about inspiring people. I loved watching you create the card with the gold border. I will be digging out the embossing pen I have tucked away. Your card was simple and so elegant!

  83. the layering stamps are wonderful – especially for
    someone like me who isn’t very good at
    coloring. The card is beautiful. The gold
    makes it so rich.
    thanks for sharing.

  84. What a stunning card, great colorcombination with the gold. I think your crafty friends, where ever they are in the world be glad with such a gorgeous card!

  85. Beautiful coloring, beautiful card! I love hearing everyones inspirational stories celebrating crafty friendships!

  86. Such a beautiful card Vicki! I love this friendship blog hop! Wonderful creations and inspiration and friendships created through this hobby! I love cardmaking.

  87. What a beautiful card – and Altenew made it easy with their amazing layering stamps! Thanks for the video showing the entire process. It helps so much to see it all.

  88. Hi Vicky,
    I have been following you for 3 years now. I never won any giveaway yet but I saw all your videos! Thanks for your creative sharing. Sonia

  89. WOW! Gorgeous card Vicki! You always inspire me with your beautiful cards! I love watching your videos! Thank you for sharing.

  90. What a beautiful card….love how you used the gold mirror cardstock for the frame! Those flowers are just stunning! Thanks for making a video showing how you made this card!!

  91. This is amazing that you didn’t do any coloring. The flowers a beautiful! But then, the stamps are from Altenew, the best of the flower stamp company. Thank you so much!

  92. This is beautiful! Love how detailed the layering stamps are and how they look like you spent forever Copic coloring the images!!! The gold embossing is a nice touch!

  93. Wow, gorgeous! Love the colour combination! The touch of gold takes it to the next level. Thanks for sharing your crafty story with us.

  94. The inspiration you provide is always top of the line. Thanks for the giveaways! I guess I’m gonna go hopping….

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