October 2023 Inspiration Challenge feat. Special Guest Host Hannelie Bester

by Keesha Soldevilla
Inspiration Challenge 2023 10 SQ Option 1

Hey there, creative souls! Hannelie Bester here, and I'm beyond excited to unveil the photo that has sparked my imagination for this month's Inspiration Challenge. That's not all—there are exciting giveaways waiting just for you, so keep on reading and join in the fun!

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I took the photo on a Saturday morning on one of our regular weekend morning walks with our Cocker Spaniel, Sugar. We usually stop at the small grocery store in our village to buy croissants for breakfast.  As always, Sugar and I waited in the park outside for my husband to return. I noticed a beautiful Plumeria flower lying on the grass. I picked it up, placed it on the bench, and then realized the texture and early morning light were perfect for a special photo… and here it is! I hope you will love it as much as I do and that it will inspire you to play along!

In this challenge, I decided to focus on the textures of the bench and the bold color of the single flower for my card design.  So I started working on applying the inspiration to a card. I started off by cutting out the frame. I used the Deck Planks 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the card panel. You can use washi tape to keep all the pieces in place. After embossing the card panel, I used Ruby Red and Coral Berry ink from the Set, as well as Orange cream from the Warm Cozy Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube set to color the frame. Instant dimension foam tape was adhered to the frame for dimension

Hannelie October 3I stamped and cut the largest flower out from the Floral Art Stamp Set using Coral Berry, Autumn Blaze, and Jet Black Crisp Dye ink. 

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To finish off the card I stamped the “just for you” sentiment from the Label Love Stamp Set with Jet Black Crisp Ink and adhered it to the flower.  I also used the clear enamel dots from Colorful Wonder Enamel Dots to embellish my card.

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It's now up to you, dear creators. Allow this glimpse into my creative journey to inspire your own. Share your interpretations with us, and let us all celebrate the beauty of art together!


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  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies' products can be used.
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above in your blog post.
  • Include a link back to the ALTENEW INSPIRATION CHALLENGE POST.
  • When uploading your project, make sure you link your entry post, not your entire blog.
  • You may enter the challenge as many times as you wish!
  • The challenge ends on October 31st, 2023, at 11:55 pm EDT.

FREE Coloring Pages!

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Don't have Altenew products but still want to play along? We've got you! You can now join the Inspiration Challenge with our brand-new Colorific Creations (FREE Coloring Pages). These downloadable coloring pages can be used and colored as-is, fussy cut, embossed, mixed, and matched with other designs, etc. – the creative possibilities are endless.  Check out more COLORING PAGES HERE and start playing along!


After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.com and be featured to one of our blog posts.


There's MORE! Each winner also gets a chance to receive never-before-seen Altenew products for FREE and join one of our future blog hops as a guest designer. Winners will be announced on November10, 2023.

More Prizes! 

If you use #AltenewChallenge when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are instantly entered into a raffle to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store. 


Feel free to use the badge above and let everyone know that you are participating in our Inspiration Challenge!

Good luck and happy crafting!

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Michele F October 1, 2023 - 4:06 PM

How wonderful, Hannelie, to be a Guest Host! Your cards so often win this challenge that it was bound to happen one day! I love your photo and can’t wait to play along with you, my friend!

Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog October 1, 2023 - 4:56 PM

Gorgeous colors and lovely inspiration photo!

Ishani S October 2, 2023 - 3:23 AM

How lovely to see Hannelie as a host! Beautiful card and a great inspiration challenge <3

Janet E Buonocore October 2, 2023 - 10:19 AM

Beautiful card. Simple but very elegant

Keesha Soldevilla October 4, 2023 - 2:09 AM

Absolutely, it’s such a joy to have Hannelie as a host! 🌟 Her card is stunning and this inspiration challenge promises to be truly inspiring!

spitfire091958 October 4, 2023 - 7:52 PM

Congratulations! Beautiful card.

Andrea H October 5, 2023 - 6:10 AM

Stunning, everything about this is stunning. X Xc

Bobby Hagen October 17, 2023 - 10:08 AM

The photo is a perfect combination of rustic charm and elegance, Hannelie, and your card is a beautiful interpretation of it.

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[…] Today I have two submissions for Altenew’s Inspiration Challenge, October, 2023! Each month Altenew gives us a color combo as a challenge! I really love the three colors used for this month! Hannelie Bester chose these Altenew colors: Ruby Red, Coral Berry and Orange Cream. They are just stunning together! (Probably why so many people are entering this challenge this month!) You, too, can enter this challenge. You just need to have an Altenew item be the focal point of your project! There are awesome prizes, too! You can find all of the details here: https://blog.altenew.com/october-2023-inspiration-challenge-feat-special-guest-host-hannelie-bester/ […]

Tara C Prince October 30, 2023 - 6:38 AM

gorgeous card


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