Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Altenew December 2022 Marvelous Monthly Series & Alcohol Markers Set K Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)


Hello Friends, and welcome to the Altenew December Marvelous Monthly Series Release! You may have come from the lovely Teresa Litchfield, but if not feel free to start at the beginning of the hop with the Altenew Blog.

There's a new set of Artist Alcohol Markers, and hooray, they include a nice selection of ORANGE! You will laugh, but out of my 150 marker collection, I only have 2 operational orange markers!! Kinda makes Fall crafting difficult!

I got to try them on the new Lotus Frame Flower and love how vibrant they are. So as not to distract from the beautiful orange, I stamped the lotus leaves on vellum and embossed them in gold.

Did you notice the 3D embossed details on the lotus?! This set also has a corresponding embossing folder! So after coloring the lotus, I held my breath, taped it inside the embossing folder where I thought the flower should line up, and sent it thru! Love how it looks in person

Here's a better look at the dimension and the vellum leaves. Also, let's take a minute with those trailing lotus roots! I added gold thread to represent what we'd see underneath the water : )

Finally, the water. I very loosely added all the blues (and a charcoal) in this Altenew Artist Markers Set K for the depths of the lake the lotus is floating in. It's great when you can work your own very simple background into a card design, and no need for an extra stamp!

I'm going to sneak in a card from a couple weeks ago so you can see the gorgeous frame that also comes in the Lotus Frame Stamp Set. What a great set - you get flowers, leaves, sentiments, and a background frame! 

My next card is from the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Watercolor Flowers. Oh boy, you really don't need to do anything fancy to this one, it's just sooooo lovely on its own. Just color the flowers with the stencil, splatter, and add your sentiments!

Speaking of sentiments, there are a million included in this set (ok, twelve) which is great because then you can add several to your card. As a recipient, I always think you're more impressed with a card when you spend more time reading it. Love that there are a variety of "headline" sentiments and "wordy" sentiments to mix and match.

I appreciate that there are lots of different opportunities to add different colors, with several parts on each stencil. It sure makes your final result pop. You can tell lots of care went into designing these!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by December 25, 2022 for a chance to win. 


Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on December 27, 2022.

I'm pleased to send you to the blog of Natasha Davies who has some beautiful things to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Kelly

Supplies Used (affiliate links at no additional cost to you, thanks for your support!)

Altenew Artist Markers Set K

Lotus Frame Stamp Set

Craft Your Life Watercolor Flowers



  1. The waterlily is amazing! I LOVE the ombre background!

  2. Gorgeous cards, I love the little book card, it's a great design.

  3. Kelly, very beautiful cards. I too like the bookcard.

  4. A trio of loveliness, Kelly! The Lotus bloom is marvelous!

  5. So pretty. I like how you added gold to the water lily.

  6. Beautiful cards and I love the colors. This is a marvelous release!

  7. I'm loving that water lily and your colors are amazing!

  8. OK, they are all so wonderful, it is nearly impossible to pick a favorite. I do love the progression of color on the first card, though. Happy Holidays to all!

  9. lovely work - the first card took my breath away - it is GORGEOUS!!

  10. Fantastic cards! The background with your water lily is gorgeous!

  11. The blue background on the first card- the lotus really pops!

  12. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful cards. I love all the inspiration!

  13. Your lotus card is amazing!! Great job!

  14. Gorgeous cards! The lotus is fabulous... great background too!

  15. The cards are all amazing. In love with the first card and all the detail. Blues and Orange make such a lovely combination. I do not have many orange markers either nor do I think to use them.


I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly