Alex Syberia Designs Kickstarter Campaign | Blog Hop 1 & Giveaway

The moment has arrived!! Alex Syberia Designs Kickstarter Campaign is live!

I have gotten to play with some of the new images and here is the first card I want to show you. I have used my Prismacolor Pencils on kraft paper to colour up the gorgeous flower on the Life is Good set and then used parts of the Hello Lovely sentiment stamp to go with. The whole collection is great really and I can’t wait to show more cards!

Keep scrolling past my card to read all about the campaign and blog hop. Don’t forget to comment on all the blogs!

Today, we are celebrating the launch of Alex Syberia Designs’ very first collection of physical products through their Kickstarter Campaign! With clear stamps, dies and stencils, there’s something for everyone to love!

To have a look at all of the designs in detail (including videos!), the exclusive offers they have for you, and see how you can support them, make sure you check their Kickstarter Campaign Page.

Their Kickstarter Campaign, full of incredible discounts for you, will run from the 15th September to the 16th October 2022

This great milestone called for some big celebrations! Throughout the duration of the Kickstarter Campaign, Alex Syberia Designs will be hosting 4 hops:
15 September 2022 – Hop 1: Blog hop
23 September 2022 – Hop 2: Instagram hop
5 October 2022 – Hop 3: Blog hop
13 October 2022 – Hop 4: Instagram hop
GIVEAWAY PRIZES | OVER £1000/$1200 IN TOTAL

Alex Syberia Designs is giving away some fantastic prizes; their full September Release and two of their gorgeous Floral Bundle or Critter Bundle to choose from. There are also amazing companies and crafty friends who are celebrating with us. Here’s the complete list of awesome prizes:

Alex Syberia Designs:
Full September Release Bundle (worth £329/$395)
Two bundles to choose from: Floral Bundle (worth £160/$192) or Cuties Bundle (worth £108/$129) *
Artcreatiu – 25€ Gift Card
Bearly Art – $50 Gift Card (open to US participants only)
Catherine Pooler Designs – $30 Gift Card
Crafty Purple Frog – £25 Gift Card
Kit & Clowder – 30$ Gift Card
La papelería de Lola – 25€ Gift Card
Organizemore – $50 Gift Card
Picket Fence Studios – $75 Gift Card
Seize the Stamp – CHF 50
The Gray Muse – $50 Gift Card
Tonic Studios – £100/$100 Gift Card
Wow! Embossing powder – £20/$20 Gift Card
Check the Kickstarter Campaign for more info

That’s a total of 15 prizes for 15 lucky winners! To be in with a chance to win one of these amazing prizes all you have to do is play along with each of the four hops! Alex Syberia Designs will draw winners from those entrants that have played along the hops by 16th October 2022. 

Our first hop is a blog hop and it couldn’t be easier to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post as well as those of the other amazing designers in this hop. You can see the full list, with links to each blog, below.
Winners will be announced on the Alex Syberia Designs blog on the 23rd October 2022.

BLOG HOP 1 | DESIGNERS LIST
Below is the complete list of the super talented designers who are sharing their creations with us today:
Alex Syberia Designs
Alberto Gava
Bibi Cameron
Bonnie Crane
Brenda Noelke
Carly Tee
Cheryl Espie
Colleen Balija
Elin Venge
Erica
Hannelie Bester
Ilda
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jo Herbert
Jo Laverty
Kavya
Laura Fadora
LauraJane
Lien Leysen
Liz
Michelle Short
Mindy
Natasha Vacca
Nicoletta
Rachel Alvarado
Raquel Arribas
Sandhya
Seeka
Tae Eun Yoo
Tasha
Tina Wilstrup
Yasmin Diaz

Hexagon flowers

Yup, you’re seeing the right thing here. I’m finally back with a new post! I’ve added a few photos to Instagram over the past few months, but not a lot to the blog. That is going to change as I think I will finally have some more time again! First up I have this card I made using a Pinkfresh die to cut apart one of my Altenew colourings. It is the Clematis stamp I’ve used for this. Each hexagon is made up of 4 layers: 3 layers of normal card stock and then this coloured stamp on top.

To finish off the look I added a hello die cut (also Altenew), an embossed sentiment and some pearls (which didn’t photograph well).

OCC – day 1

I have, for the very first time this week, watched a cardmaking video! In fact I have now watched three. This past month I’ve been colouring daily and my days have been super busy so I decided to take some time out for myself and make some cards without coloured images. Online Cardmaking Classes, hosted by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner, have a new course out called Crushing on Cardstock. As a late joiner with very limited time on my hands I have no goal of watching all the videos and trying all the various techniques before the initial period is up. I have however set myself a goal of 5 cards. Today I will show you the first three, they are all part of the first day of lessons.

First up I want to show you the card I made after watching Caly Person’s video. It’s all about paper weaving. I used three different turquoise coloured papers by MFT Stamps and made score lines in them for interest. I then used a Papirdesign die together with an embossed Mathia Design sentiment. Finally I added three butterflies made from La-La Land Crafts dies.

Next up is a card I made after watching Cathy Zielsky’s video. This one is about stripes. I’ve cut the stripes from five different MFT Stamps cardstock and as I don’t have the item she uses to line them up I’ve done it the old fashioned way by gluing them on with foam tape and hoping they line up nicely. It worked better than I feared when I started! The sentiment and enamel dots are by Altenew.

And the final one I have to show you is the first I made, after watching a cardmaking video for the first time. The video was by Kristina Werner. Here it’s all about making patterns with paper strips. I opted for a blue and grey combination using paper from MFT Stamps. The dies used are from La-La Land Crafts and MFT Stamps. The sentiment is made from chipboard which I coloured in to mix and a printed sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

Girl resting on a wall

I’ve had my first proper go at masking stamps together using this stamp set by hÄnglar & Wings. It is three different stamps: the girl, the wall and the plant. As the stamps together becomes quite a large one, I decided to make it into quite a simple card. Masking isn’t as difficult as it looks, but I’ve never been a huge fan of fussy cutting so I’m glad I can keep the masks to reuse them another time.

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Altenew Statement Flowers

Sometimes you simply cannot get a hold of a stamp you want. That is how it was for me with this stamp, Statement Flowers by ALTENEW. I finally got a hold of it this morning and coloured it up while the baby was having a nap. I coloured in the card base to match my colouring (RV93) and used a GinaK/HeroArts sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using Fresh Leaf from the Zesty Limes mini cubes set. The enamel dots are from Altenew as well, from the Green Fields set.

Copics used: (pink) RV91, RV93, RV95, (brown) E70, E71, E74, E77, (lighter green) G40, G21, G24, (darker green) BG90, BG93, BG96