Monday, 16 March 2015

Altenew March 2015 Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!

EDIT: You can see the winner of the giveaway here.



Today I'm participating Altenew March 2015 Blog Hop to celebrate the release of Dies and Antique Trims. You probably just came from Jocelyn Olson's blog, if not please start from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew's design team have come up with. 

Within this release, Altenew brings coordinating dies and some lovely trims into their selection. I played a little with my copics, Lacy Scrolls stamps and dies and the new trims from Altenew. 


Stamps and dies used: Lacy Scrolls and coordinating dies
Wood Pallet Background and Birthday Greetings.



I started by cutting a circular window mask and then stamped the wood grain from Wood Pallet Background with grey ink. I added a little bit of shading with black ink to get more defined edges. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves from Lacy Scrolls with light lilac (flower) dye ink and light green ink on to a white card stock. I added shading with my new (yey!) copics and die cut the flowers and leaves with the coordinating dies. I adhered the elements onto a card front and stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink from Birthday Greetings.


Stamps and dies used: Lacy Scrolls and coordinating dies,
Wood Pallet Background, Label Love.



Inspiration for this card comes from sauna. Well, sauna is very very important part of Finnish culture and way of living so when I saw the wood grain I immediately thought of sauna. During midsummer, when the sun shines during the night, flowers bloom and fresh scents of early summer are mixing with mist... just sitting and relaxing on your front veranda after sauna. Just love summer! Techniques used in this card are the same as in the first one. 

For the third card, I was inspired by Altenew March Challenge. This month's theme is From places Abroad: Masjid Sheikh Zayed, Abu Dabi. I was drawn into those beautiful, repeated patterns and designs in the photo and used them as my inspiration for this card.


Here is one of the inspiration photos for this
month's Altenew monthly challenge

Stamps and dies used: Lacy Scrolls and coordinating dies,
Label Love and new Fenstone Decorative Element.


I started with stamping the flower from Lacy Scrolls with light grey ink onto a white card stock and added shading with my copic markers and a little bit highlight with clear glitter pen. I stamped the curls from the same set and the sentiment from Label Love with Versamark onto a craft card stock and heat embossed using white embossing powder. I adhered all the elements with liquid glue and foam tape onto black card stock. At the end, I added a few golden and white sequins in order to get some details.

Supplies: 1st and 2nd card
Dies: Lacy Scrolls coordinating die set, a circle die - manufacturer unknown
Inks: Memento Lulu Lavender and New Sprout, Black Soot Distress Ink, Versafine Onyx Black and Smoky Grey
Card Stock: Neenah Solar White 80lb, Canson Vivaldi 185g/m2 Black
Copic Markers: RV91, RV93, RV95, YG91, YG95, YG97, W1, W3, W5
Copic Multi-Liner 0.1 and 0.3 Black
Card Base: Papermania A6 300gsm

Supplies: 3rd card
Card stock: Neenah Solar White 80lb, Canson Vivaldi 185g/m2 Black
Inks: Memento London Fog, Versamark
Copic Markers: W1, W3, W5
Copic Multi-Liner 0.1 and 0.3 Black
White Gelly Roll Pen
Clear Wink of Stella Pen 
Embossing Powder: Opaque Vanilla White by WOW!
Embellishments: Neat and Tangled Pixie Dust Mix- sequins and Fenstone Decorative Element
Card Base: Papermania A6 300gsm

Tools:
Acrylic blocks
Ranger Mini Blending Tool
Paper trimmer
Papermania Basics Heat Tool
Tomboy Multi Liquid Glue
Scotch ATG & tape

GIVEAWAY:
To celebrate this release, Altenew will draw three winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday, March 20 11:59pm EST in order to have a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, March 21

And there is more! I will randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Friday, March 20 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here at my blog on Saturday, March 21. 

GET HOPPING!
Your next stop will be very talented Yana Smakula. If you encounter a broken link, please go back to Altenew Blog.

I hope you have fun! See you soon!

Marika

196 comments:

  1. your coloring is perfect! thanks for your talented works!

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  2. Marika, your water-colouring is amazing, glad that you are in Altenew DT. All three cards are wonderful, thank you for inspiration!

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  3. Oh - your shading is FLAWLESS!!! Love the color combos - so striking!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  4. Your work is is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Thankful I don't have to pick which one is more beautiful because it would be impossible as they are ALL gorgeous!!

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  5. OMG - so Beautiful!! I just discovered Altenew this weekend - I hope some of those stamps come back in stock! :)

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  6. Lovely cards! Those dies are amazing!!

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  7. Wow! Your cards are stunning! I also love Altenew stamps - thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. All your cards are spectacular but the gold image is truly delightful.

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  9. Oh, Marika, again these are three wonderful cards! I'm happy to see what colors you chose for your first Copics - these are my favorites too. Also I was amazed to read where your inspiration came from. I'd never have drawn a connection between these beautiful soft colored cards and a hot sauna bath, although I'm a huge sauna fan myself. Maybe I should go and get my next inspiration from there...

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  10. Stunning cards! I love the woodgrain look!

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  11. Just mesmerizing. Your copic coloring is just flawless.

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  12. Wow your cards are absolutely stunning, love the color combinations!!! Love how you were inspired, so cool!!!

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  13. Incredible!! Your flowers are so gorgeous and so realistic! I can almost smell the fragrance you described. The challenge card blew me away!!! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  14. Marika...your cards is so beautiful!!!! Stunning works!!

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  15. Amazing depth you got with those stamps!

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  16. The card inspired by Abu Dhabi is beautiful!

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  17. WOWWWW! Your cards are amazing. Love your coloring and your color combinations!

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  18. the shading of the flowers is wonderful.
    I love the wood background on the first two cards. A rough texture against a delicate flower is a great idea.
    thanks for sharing

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  19. Gosh! I love those colors! So beautiful! Thank you for the amazing inspiration! Can hardly wait to get my hands on these dies. Wooo hooo!!! ❤❤❤

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  20. So beautiful! Your Happy Birthday card is one of the most beautiful I have seen.

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  22. Wow! Your cards with the purple blooms are just gorgeous!

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  23. True mastery! All cards are amazing! I have several sets of stamps Altenew, but now I see that I have to buy another! Your cards will I dreamed at night:-)
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  24. Wow.... elegant and gorgeous and exotic - how do you manage to get all that in each and every card??? Stunning! And the new trims are as beautiful as the stamps.

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  25. THOSE ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Your cards are so lovely and you have such fabulous attention to detail!

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  27. Marika, that black flower is GORGEOUS!

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  28. Love how you colored on top of the Laacy Scrolls set to add depth! I've done that with colored pencils, but not with Copics. I must try this!!

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  29. Swooning here. Your coloring in masterful as is the way you design and layer your cards. Wow!

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  30. WOW Marika! Your flowers look SO REAL!!!! They are so amazing!!

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  31. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Sauna sounds awesome . . . as are your cards!!

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  33. Your cards are truly breath taking, and your coloring is stunning every single time... Gorgeous work :)

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  34. Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor! Your cards are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! The colouring is exquisite and I love your designs 😄

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  35. Marika, your cards are stunning and amazing....every time!

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  36. These are all so beautiful! I really like the colors that you chose for your first two projects. The last project is so elegant!

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  37. WOW!!!! These are Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Your coloring is amazing!!

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  38. Marika, these cards are amazing - as always :-)

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  39. Such beautiful cards! I really love the use of the wood plank background stamp!

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  40. You have such great depth of color on your lovely flowers and I love your elegant designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. I'm always blown away by your coloring! Simply gorgeous cards!

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  42. all your cards are so elegant and so beautiful, I love them!!!

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  43. Oh my gosh!! HOW gorgeous! TFS your cards are so pretty!

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  44. Absolutely STUNNING! Your designs are wonderful....so elegant!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  45. Wow! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  46. Never thought about using gray ink for a flower, but the gray flower is what caught my eye and makes it unique from many of the cards on this hop. Thanks for the ideas!

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  47. OMG your coloring is stunning!!!! LOVE your gorgeous cards!!!

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  48. Whoa... Marika, your cards are work of art! They are stunningly gorgeous.

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  49. Stunning cards...they just are so very pretty I am amazed at how you used these stamps.

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  50. Amazing projects! Super in love!

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  51. Absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I love everything you do on this blog and am so excited that you are part of the new DT!! Congratulations :)

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  52. Wow!! Your cards are just beautiful!! Love how you mixed dye ink and copics for the flowers!!

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  53. So glad I found your blog through Altenew! Your cards are absolute works of art!

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  54. Wow, your cards are stunning! Your color combinations are wonderful!

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  55. Your flowers are so beautifully colored! And your card designs are wonderful! Just became a follower and can't wait to see more!

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  56. Your flowers are so beautifully colored! And your card designs are wonderful! Just became a follower and can't wait to see more!

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  57. So incredible! Love what you do!

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  58. WOW! These are gorgeous! I love the coloring and the designs are perfect.

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  59. Beautiful cards !!! Such a great combo with colors!!!!

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  60. Oh Marika, your cards are stunning!!! Just stunning!

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  61. These are stunningly beautiful! LOVED them!

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  62. Oh Wow! These are all incredibly beautiful and I am now even more desperate to get hold of the lacy scrolls stamps and dies! I shall look forward to seeing more of your pretty work in future.

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  63. Wow! These are just gorgeous! :)

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  64. These cards are GORGEOUS, and the colouring and shading is A-one!

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  65. Beautiful color choices on the cards- love the woodgrain background!

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  66. I love the beautiful woodgrain background...and the coloring you use for the flowers.

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  67. Love, love, love! Beautiful. The coloring is perfect! You made use of the dies in a brilliant way. Thanks.

    IAMJANNY

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  68. Hi Marika,

    LOVE, LOVE,LOVE your cards!!!! What an incredible talent you have!
    I am the one asking (pestering?) you for videos, are they coming soon?
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Cariños.
    María Alba

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  69. Your purple flower card is drop dead gorgeous! So pretty! I love the bottom card as well with all of the details!

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  70. Beautiful cards. Love how you added dimension to the stamped flowers with copic markers.

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  71. Your color choices and design is so striking! Love all your creations!

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  72. Marika!!! You've totally blown my mind with these flowers!!! Just when I thought they couldn't be more perfect in purple, you go and color one grey - my favorite color!!!Tasnim and Jen must be over-the-moon happy to have your on this fantastic team!
    =] Michele

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  73. fantastic job - just love love love these stamps - just purchased one but have not used it yet thanks for showing how beautiful they are

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  74. Thanks for sharing your card, Marika. Something about flowers and a wood grain stamp go together so well. I think I have to go make one right now.

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  75. Very interesting cards. Love your inspirations.

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  76. The coloring on the first card is stunning.

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  77. Your copic coloring is fantastic!!! I can't take my eyes from your colored flowers.. it's amazing. Thank you for sharing your art.

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  78. Totally stunning, Marika! Beautiful colouring and elegant designs as always - your cards are always such a treat :)

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  79. Wow! these are so stunning! That wood pallet background is definitely on my next order after the dies!

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  80. Your cards are gorgeous, I love your choice of color combinations!

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  81. Both of your cards are so beautiful! The flowers are very pretty - the colouring/inking is fantastic! The second card is WOW so elegant! Thank you for a chance to win your prize - I am new to discovering Altenew products and I don't have any yet so I would love to try them!

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  82. Love your coloring technique. Amazing

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  83. Wow, your cards are so opulent. Gorgeous. Love em. Hugz

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  84. absolutely amazing cards!!! wow!!! perfection!!! =)

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  85. Wowzers these are gorgeous!! The shading on the flowers are perfect! Hugs, Rosie

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  86. These cards are so gorgeous, and the shading so beautiful. I, also, wish I could see a video of your technique so I can learn how to shade like that. Just utterly beautiful..words don't really say it.

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  87. Oh wow those flowers are gorgeous!

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  88. wonderful, love the black background. The new stamps and dies are wonderful too. TFS.

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  89. Very elegant and beautiful cards! Great giveaway!

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  90. Beautiful cards Marika. Love the fantastic coloring on the pretty flowers. I think I will have to get that set now. LOL! The wood grain background is amazing. I've just had my first sauna. :)

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  91. These cards are jaw dropping gorgeous! I love your play of rough texture with the soft velvety flowers. And the colours! :D

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  92. Beautiful cards! They just charmed me)
    and really want to win) thanks for the chance

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  93. Oh my, Marika, your coloring and shading is fabulous. I've yet to splurge on Copics just because I'm not sure I could do them justice and they are pricey. Love those gorgeous flowers on the woodgrain background. Fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win an Altenew GC!

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  94. I would love to watch you in action while creating these beautiful cards, Marika! This new release from Altenew is fabulous!!

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  95. Absolutely, STUNNING! Love, love, love.

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  96. Your cards are amazing! Your coloring is absolutely beautiful!

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  97. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous cards!!! Lovely coloring ♥

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  98. Goodness, your cards are just stunning! Now I'm in love with Lacy Scrolls! You do such an amazing with your coloring!

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  99. OMG! Really gorgeous cards and I just love the gold.

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  100. These cards are amazing! I love the coloring and the style!

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  101. STUNNING, STUNNING, and STUNNING!

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  102. love the combination of the purple flowers on the grey woodgrain background

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  103. The woodgrain is great. And I love the colors you used on the rose. Great card.

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  104. I'm so impressed with the extra coloring you do on your flowers. The extra effort is so worth it.

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  105. You girls are killing us. The whole design team is amazing!! I LOVE your cards

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  106. These are both stunning cards! Altenew is the best for lovely flowers. Your coloring is awesome!!

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  107. Wow Marika! I love your colour choice on these amazing cards! Your colouring is so beautiful!

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  108. Your coloring skills amaze me! You are just as good with copics as you are with your pencils! Beautiful cards as always:)

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  109. absolutely gorgeous coloring of the altenew stamps - fantastic card designs!

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  110. Love your elegant cards and your copic coloring is stunning! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  111. Wow, these are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  112. Stunning colors! I Beautiful cards!!
    Love,
    Suchi xx

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  113. Beautiful cards...really like the wood grain look background you used on both cards...really sets the flowers off....thanks.

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  114. Gorgeous cards!!! That is such a beautiful shade of purple!!

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  115. WOW, what a fantastic set of cards, Marika!!! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!! I love your stunning flowers - how you have stamped and shaded them is awesome!!!! The woodgrain bg is so lovely and the gold and grey is so lovely on the black base!!! I have to give all three these cards another great big WOW, Marika!!!!
    Have a lovely day!!!

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  116. You make me wish (sigh) for your crazy coloring skills!
    Absolutely beautiful!
    (We live only a couple of kilometres away from the mosque where the inspiration photo's were taken! It's a beautiful building.)

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  117. I saw your cards the other day and am so in love with these stamps and how Awesome there are now Dies. Your cards are all AMAZING I could not pick a favorite! Have a Great Crafty Week.

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  118. Lacy Scrolls so beautiful! Love the new plank background stamp! Pinning!

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  119. Your flowers are just beautiful. I especially love the gorgeous flowers against the rough looking wood. Great contrast. Thanks!

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  120. your cards are STUNNING...love your style.

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  121. Absolutely stunning! Your coloring is wonderful!

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  122. Kaikki kortit on upeita ja niin sun näköisiä, tosi hienoja, taitava oot!!!

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  123. all three cards are beyond GORGEOUS... you are one amazing paper crafter!!

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  124. Such a stunning array of cards....gorgeous, innovative and inspiring!
    ~c

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  125. Gorgeous card!!! I love it against
    the wood grain paper.

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  126. Beautiful cards, love your style so very elegant. :-)

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  127. elegant second card and beautiful floral card especially on the gray woodgrain panel for a background it went so well together!

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  128. seems like this flower is alive! :) Very beautiful coloring!

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  129. I love all your cards....just beautiful!!!!

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  130. Your cards are works of art! I hope that you frame some of them and display them. I can not say enough good things.

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  131. Wonderful how you incorporated the flourishes of antique elements. Your cards are gorgeous!

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  132. Nää on niiin upeita nää sun kortit! Väritys on aivan huippua, en tiedä ketään muuta, joka saa mustalla väritetyt kukat näyttään näin upeilta.

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  133. These are just beautiful! I just love the gorgeous shading on the flowers!

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  134. Your coloring is simply stunning! Love your cards.

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  135. Amazing cards! Your coloring is fantastic!

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  136. Stunning cards, your colouring is beautiful.

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  137. love your coloring, gorgeous cards

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  138. I like all your cards, but I really love the pink lacy scrolls cards. Those flowers look so real. Beautiful cards.

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  139. OMG, both are stunning cards & your copic coloring is gorgeous!

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  140. Wow! These are amazing! Im totally in love with the flowers against the wood!

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  141. Hello! Some fascinating work! Very gentle and beautiful . thank you for the gifts)

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  142. These cards are just stunning!!!

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  143. Gorgeous cards. I like the colors and woodgrain on the first two and the touch of gold on the last.

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  144. Cute cards - the flower stamps are awesome.

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  145. Wow! That last card with the gold accent is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  146. Beautiful works of art!!!! Wow!!!

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  147. Incredible cards! These flowers are so amazing.... beautiful details and coloring!

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  148. stunning projects, Marika! You've shed a new light (so to speak) onto the wood grain stamp for me, its going to be the next one on my list.

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  149. Absolutely stunning designs and your colouring is amazing!!

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  150. What absolutely beautiful cards! So elegant!

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  151. I am in love with these cards! They such gentle and beautiful! You are very talented!

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  152. Amazing cards ... thanks for the chance to win the altenew gc.

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  153. Wow your talent amazes me!! This card looks so realisic! I simply blown away!!

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  154. Loved your description of the evening flowers and sauna. I was transported to your faraway place!! What beautiful projects and lovely coloring!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  155. True work of art! THESE are GORGEOUS!

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  156. I think Lacy Scroll and Peony Scroll are so beautiful and I love your cards.

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  157. Gorgeous cards! Those lilac flowers look amazing!

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  158. I don't have that set and now I really want it. Your flowers are just gorgeous!

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  159. Wow, wow, and wow again! Those cards are stunning. I love them!

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  160. Sigh! Your cards are so beautiful and romantic! Congrats on DT - I'm excited to see more of your creations!

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  161. Love the color you choose for the flowers

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  162. Absolutely stunning work !! Everytime I see your creations using the Altenew stamps i think this is the best ever work ..but you always manage to outdo yourself every single time!!You are so talented !!So in awe of your work :)

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  163. Absolutely stunning work !! Everytime I see your creations using the Altenew stamps i think this is the best ever work ..but you always manage to outdo yourself every single time!!You are so talented !!So in awe of your work :)

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  164. Your are very talented in coloring... Your cards are very inspiring.. Thanks for the chance to win the Altenew Gift Card.

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  165. So beautiful. Love the colors.

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  166. You are so very talented; I love your cards!

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  167. You are so very talented; I love your cards!

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  168. WOW! Such awesome projects! The coloring on those flowers is so impressive! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us! ;)

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  169. Your colors and shading are so perfect! Absolutely beautiful cards.

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  170. Your colors and shading are so perfect! Absolutely beautiful cards.

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  171. Your cards are stunning! I really like the colors you chose...the black, gray and gold are really eye-catching!

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  172. Both cards are really striking. The flowers on the wood background is so unique.
    Thanks for sharing your supply list too.

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  173. I'm loving that card with the wood pallet background. They're all lovely.

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  174. I really like your last card. The combination of grey and gold is very rare and you have been able to make it very elegant here.

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  175. Marina, you never cease to amaze me...and inspire me. Don't you just love Altenew's designs and now their new products?!

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  176. My eyes deceive me! Those are real flowers on those cards!!!!! Absolutely beautiful job with copics. I need to get in there and start practicing with mine.

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  177. such pretty coloring on all the cards, looks like the one with the white gel pen outlining would take a long time, but that is a neat idea. I will have to try it soon.

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  178. Wonderful cards! I especially love the wonderful coloring on the first two. I think the flowers look great against the woodgrain backgound. Thank you for sharing these.

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