Jan 1, 2022

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Candystripe Cosmos Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in total prizes)


Hi there!

Welcome to ALTENEW BUILD-A-FLOWER: CANDYSTRIPE COSMOS RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from LauraJane's blog.   A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

The new BUILD-A-FLOWER: CANDYSTRIPE COSMOS is beautiful, and I took advantage of the movement of the design to use it in a new journal entry.

I used tones of purple and fuchsia to create the BAF CANDYSTRIPE COSMOS flowers for this layout.   I stayed with muted tones of green for the leaves and background to allow the flowers to pop from the page.

I started by running a bit of the Gold String Washi Tape to the right and left edges of the layout.   I then used two of the flowers to create the title page for the  layout.  I used the small filler leaves (in the stamp set) to bulk up the cluster of flowers.

After attaching my pictures, I used a single BAF CANDYSTRIPE COSMOS to embellish the picture side of the layout.   A few simple journal lines complete the entry.

I just love how this turned out.  Remember you can secure your BUILD-A-FLOWER: CANDYSTRIPE  COSMOS and the next BAF releases by starting a subscription plan with Altenew

Of course we are celebrating the release with a fun giveaway

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/07/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/09/2022.


 Good Luck everyone!

Now it is time to continue the hop, you are off to visit Teresa Litchfield's blog.  Remember you can always start the hop from Altenew Card Blog.   Here is the list of the participants for your convenience,

 Altenew Card Blog

Jenny Colacicco

Juhi Khanna

Jaycee Gaspar


Nathalie DeSousa  <<< you are here

Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Erin Thompson 

Virginia Lu

Danielle Dunlop

Reiko Tsuchida

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

Annemarie Caister

Linda Parker

Natasha Davies

Teri Wilson

Rebecca Sogn

Pam Boedeker 

Nancy Souza 

Thanks for Stopping by!


  1. Beautiful!! love the colors!

  2. Great pages! I love the flowers on top of that washi tape.

  3. These flowers look beautiful on a journal page.

  4. So fun using the Candystripe Cosmos in journaling. Hints we want spring soon!

  5. The results you get with Altenew stamps is always gorgeous.

  6. Nice to see the stamp set used for journaling. :-)

  7. So pretty! I like the gold string Washi tape borders as well!

  8. This is a gorgeous stamp set, no?, and your creation is just perfect for this look.

  9. Nathalie, what a pretty way to adorn a journal page! Those are the colors I think of when I think of cosmos -very pretty!

  10. Super neat!! Love the use of washi tape, gave me ideas for using my own. The colours are so vibrant!

  11. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  12. Washi tape is a great inspiration.

  13. Stunning journal pages and colors!

  14. Love the washi tape detail!

  15. Beautiful work, your layouts are always so inspiring.

  16. Beautiful journal page! I especially like how you used the washi tape.

  17. Your layouts are always so pretty love the way you used in in the journal!

  18. Great layout and beautiful colors!

  19. Beautiful! And the flowers are pretty too.