Friday, 2 October 2015

Altenew October 2015 Blog Hop

EDIT: I have announced the winner, please visit here. Thank you. 

Good Afternoon Everyone,



Today I'm participating Altenew October 2015 Blog Hop to celebrate the release of twelve new Crisp Ink colours and a variety of new Dies. You probably just came from the newest member of our Design Team Svitlana Shayevich'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. 


I played a bit of Poinsettia and Pine set with co-ordinating dies. I also used a couple of new inks to stamp the images and inked up the background. Have you started you Holiday cards yet? Hopefully I'll give hint of inspiration to start to have fun with them.

Stamps and dies used: Poinsettia and Pine and co-ordinating die,
Wood Pallet Background and Sketchy Landmarks.

Stamps and dies used: Poinsettia and Pine and co-ordinating die, 
Wood Pallet Background and Sketchy Landmarks.

In this other card I used the pine cones to be my focal point.


Stamps and dies used: Poinsettia and Pine and co-ordinating die
Wood Pallet Background and Sketchy Landmarks.

Stamps and dies used: Poinsettia and Pine and co-ordinating die
Wood Pallet Background and Sketchy Landmarks.


I used no-line colouring technique in these images. First, I stamped images with a light inks: I used Cotton candy for the Poinsettia and Peach Perfect for the Pine cones. Then I added my base layer with copic markers. Then I took out my Faber-Castell Polychromo Colour Pencils and added detail with them. On the Poinsettia card I used the new Dark Chocolate Ink to stamp the pine needles - for the pine cone card I used Evergreen to stamp them. 



I used Wood Pallet Background to stamp the woodgrain on to a Desert Storm card stock with Dark Chocolate Ink. I cut them to frames with my paper trimmer and added a bit of worn out look with Gathered Twigs Distress ink with my ink blending tool. On the Pine cone card I uses Dark Chocolate and Peach Perfect ink to add a bit of interest to the background. 


The sentiments were stamped from the Sketchy Landmarks set with Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink. 

Copic Markers: 
Poinsettia and berries: RV11 - RV32
Leaves: YG03 - YG67
Pine Cones: E23 - E47

Faber-Castell Polychromo Colour Pencils:
Madder Lake (129), Madder (142), Walnut Brown (177), Burnt Sienna (283),Green Yellowish (168), Green Opaque (174), Juniper Green (165).

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For my third card I wanted to show you the variety of ink colours. I tried to come up with a card that a teenager might like. 


Stamps and dies used: Halftone Hello and co-ordinating die
Label Love and Shutter Cover Die.

I stamped the Halftone Hello with Altenew Crisps inks Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields and Deep Iris. I started from the bottom of the stamp and used my stamp positioner to get the repeated stamping to line up. Between the colours and let the inks overlap a little bit. If you have MISTI, this would be fun and easy to do. A tip: start from your darkest colour and go for lighter ones. I die cut the Hello sentiment with the co-ordinating die. I also stamped How R U with black pigment ink and cut it with my scissors and left a tiny white border to get contrast.

Then I die cut my front panel with a new Shutter Cover Die (I trimmed it down to be a square.) and used new Altenew blue inks to ink up the front ombre. The inks used from the bottom to the top: Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk and Desert Night. The back of the shaker window is made by dry embossing with the same Shutter Cover Die. I used the same inks on that panel but in reverse order, I also rotated the panel 90 degrees to get the embossing to be seen better. I kinda like the effect this gives. And as you can see, the inks blend perfectly!! For purple ombre I used the following inks from left bottom corner to the upper right: Midnight Violet, Deep Iris, Lavender Fields and Soft Lilac. I created my shaker window from acetate and black fun foam. For the shaker material I used Metallic Silver and Charcoal Sequins. (Yay!! My first ever shaker card!) :)



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, October 9 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Saturday, October 10.

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, October 9 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here on my blog on Saturday, October 10

GET HOPPING!
I was the last one on the hop this time. You can visit Altenew and let Tasnim and Jennifer know what you thought of this release and enter the big giveaway by doing so. I hope you enjoyed hopping and got some inspiration. 

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to comment. See you very soon!

Marika

162 comments:

  1. Wow Marika I am so impressed! These cards are simply amazing!!! and a shaker card too! wow!!

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  2. The purple and blue go so well together. This is a great release! I've loved this hop! Thanks for the card inspiration, fantastic work :)

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  3. Wow!! The Christmas cards are stunning. Just beautiful!

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  4. Wonderful card and loved the vibrancy of colors on the third one !

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  5. Oh wow! I love your bright blue and purple "hello" card. The Poinsettia & Pine set is super too.

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  6. I dropped by your blog knowing that you must have created something gorgeous and you did not disappoint. :)
    All of your cards are simply amazing. LOVE, love, love them.

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  7. Those blues and purple for the shaker card are so eye catching!!

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  8. Your cards are amazing. Now I want to buy all of those sets!

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  9. I love the contrast of the woodgrain and the flower and pine cone. Great idea I will use on my Christmas cards this year.

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  10. Absolutely stunning cards as always :D
    Kate xx

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  11. Stunning detail on your pine cones - I just love them!

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  12. Marika, your cards are simply stunning! Congrats on a great job on your first shaker card, too!

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  13. My shakers never turn out quite right! Great job on yours!
    LOVE the detail in the poinsettia bloom, and the pine-cone looks fresh fallen to the ground:)

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  14. Pine cones are amazingly detailed! Wow! Love cards with violet colours!

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  15. Beautiful creations! I love the detail in your close ups

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  16. The poinsettia card has my heart....Beautiful.

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  17. Holy cow. What an array of gorgeousness. Your attention to detail lays me flat. From the perfectly colored poinsettia and the no-line pine cones to that brilliant blue and purple card. I really have no words...you've taken card making into the stratosphere. Altenew is so darn lucky you're on their team. You make their products sing.

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  18. I always love your cards and your such an inspiration to all of us!!!!!!!

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  19. wahoo, the cards are just fabulous, the second with pine cones is my favorite!

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  20. Marika, your cards never fails to amaze me! Kiitos!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous. Your talent continues to amaze me.

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  22. Great and bold colors. I love them and the dies are really great with this awesome stamps.

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  23. Lovely cards.. Pine cones are favourite. Loved them.. :) thanks

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  24. Your cards are stunning! You are such an inspiration!

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  25. All your cards are beautiful. Love the Christmas inspiration as I'm currently working on my cards. Love the colors and your unique approach in using the dies!

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  26. This looks like a fabulous new release. I've been waiting for a good poinsettia stamp for ages!

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  27. Stunning showcase of cards...love the shaker too!! :)

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  28. Wonderful cards. Thank you for the great ideas.

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  29. You are truly an artist. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. so pretty! I especially LUV the pinecone card!!!

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  31. Wow, these are amazing cards! I especially love the Shaker card, what a great way to use the fabulous Shutter Cover Die!

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  32. I love that pine cone card! Super pretty!

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  33. Simply gorgeous! Love the layouts/designs and beautiful colouring!!!

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  34. Wow, your cards are stunning! Love the poinsettia and pine cone cards and your use of the Wood Pallet stamp!

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  35. Wow! Stunning cards! Love how you used the woodgrain pieces on the first two and the no line coloring, and that new coverplate is just a stunner!

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  36. Your sketch detail work is incredible...gorgeous cards!

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  37. I love the wood grain with that new brown. Beautiful cards

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  38. Beautiful cards! Love this colors and technics!

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  39. Such beautifully detailed cards, each arranged with the most gorgeous visual harmony! WOW!
    ~carol

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  40. Gorgeous colouring of these images...love the vivid looks.

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  41. Such beautiful cards. I love your inspiration pieces. Altenews release is wonderful. Since I was following the blog hop, your blog was just discovered by me. I'm subscribing to your blog now as I love your creations and I believe I can learn a lot from you. I'm age 70 with a huge studio and inventory. But, I need inspiration..as we all do.

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  42. As usuallt Marika I am SOOO impressed by your cards and coloring!

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  43. Beautiful as always, the added detail you bring to your projects are stunning!

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  44. Those pine cones are so beautiful - such talent in coloring. I really like that purple Hello card also. Seems it would make a great shaker card, too.

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  45. The Holiday cards are lovely and worthy of the season.

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  46. Lovely pine cones, they are so
    lovely. Your cards are amazing.

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  47. I love your cards. The poinsettia card is very nice!

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  48. The details in your cards are so impressive! The holiday cards really come to life! Well done on your first shaker card - I think you've outdone the inks and dies. Love them all!

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  49. Wow, the wood look is just beautiful. These cards are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

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  50. Marika, your cards are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!!!!!!!! I love the card with the pine cones, that toned down area behind the cones... oh... your coloring is unbelievable... thanks for such a treat for my eyes and inspiration you brought! ;)

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  51. Your coloring made the flowers and pine cones look so real. Such beautiful work.

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  52. I LOVE your work, it’s so beautiful!

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  53. ALL of these are so wonderful Marika, the new inks and dies look fabulous!

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  54. Aw no more? What a pleasant way of spending a Saturday morning just scrolling through beautiful cards and designs inspired by inks, dies and stamps. Love, love, love!

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  55. The coloring on the poinsettia is wonderful.
    It looks like you could pluck it off the card and put it in some water.
    The cards were great.
    thanks for sharing

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  56. What a fab set - each one lovely in its own way!!

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  57. WOW! Stunning cards! Your coloring is breathtaking ♥

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  58. Your cards always blow me away with their beautiful design & coloring, Marika. You've once again showcased the new products beautifully and made me feel that I must add them to my collection.

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  59. Three absolutely beautiful cards Marika and your colouring is wonderful as usual! The poinsettia is lovely in the new pink colour and the pinecones and branches work well with the wood frame background as does the poinsettia, and the shutter cover die works beautifully behind the large sentiment with lovely vibrant colours too. x

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  60. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing:)

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  61. Gorgeous cards all beautifully coloured, Cathy x

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  62. Your colouring is always so amazing. These cards are stunning! Love the combination of colours in your third card, gorgeous!

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  63. Marika, your cards are stunning as always. I especially like the first two. Just gorgeous!

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  64. Wow, your cards are gorgeous! I love the colors and the way you used Copic markers, thanks for the inspiration.

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  65. sweet:) thanks for great card shares... gorgeous cards.. LOve love love the ideas you share:)

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  66. Gorgeous cards! I especially love the poinsettia and pinecone! Fabulous coloring!

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  67. Thank you for sharing your talents, I'm inspired by what you've done with Altenews new products.

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  68. Just love these cards!
    Your coloring is fantastic!!!

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  69. Beautiful, you inspire me very much.

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  70. WOW! awesome job all the cards are adorable and they pop with color!

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  71. Triple WOW! You are so talented Marika. Love all your creations and your colouring is fantastic.

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  72. Oh my goodness, these are all breathtakingly gorgeous!!!

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  73. I am always inspired by your beautiful coloring! Thank you for sharing these beautiful cards.

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  74. Wow!! Your cards are stunning, Marika!! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  75. I am blown away by the beauty and detail in the pine cones. Gorgeous!

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  76. Your cards are beautiful. Great work.

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  77. Great selection of cards....hard to pick a favorite!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  78. wow your cards are stunning!!! I love them, there are my favorites on this hop!

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  79. Such gorgeous cards, the watercoloring on the poinsettia and pine cone cards with the wood grain in the backgroud are simply stunning! LOVE the hello shaker card as well, they are all fabulous cards!

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  80. What great cards! Love the new dies for stamps and the new inks!

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  81. I am so much impressed with your talent! All of your creations are so elegant with great color combo, designing, hard to pick fave one! Would love to follow you to see more of your creativity!

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  82. Beautiful, stunning cards would display them all

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  83. I love your designs! The poinsettia and pine one cards are so beautiful! I would love to see how made the Shutter die smaller!!!

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  84. Greetings from Finland! I just love your style with these gorgeous stamps and you didn't let me down now either. Loooove those cards ❤

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  85. Gorgeous cards and
    I love the last one!
    Carla from Utah

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  86. I'm running out of adjectives to describe your gorgeous cards, Marika ;) Another set of perfect and perfectly colored cards!

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  87. Always admire your coloring skills and these cards are lovely too!

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  88. Amazing new releasa and blog hop..Thanks Marika for the beautiful cards. I am in love with no-line coloring..This technique is something speciel for me.Thanks for the chance to win too.Hugs from Sweden!

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  89. I lover your cards because the colours on them are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. What a lovely way to use altenew.

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  90. Marika, those cards are amazing and special as always!

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  91. Marika, this cards are amazing, the colouring of both is spectacular as always!!! and I love the shaker card, I think this types of cards are so much fun to make and receive.
    Now, the no line colouring is a technique I need to try with colors like you used, it softens the image and make it look so real.
    I'm thrilled that this beautiful stamp sets come with a companion die set, that helps a lot, paper snipping is not one of my favorite things to do.
    Thank you for sharing Marika, I'm going to start the blog hop to see what other creations the rest of the DT shared with us.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  92. Hi Marika, I love all your creations... totally gorgeous... I loved how your have coloured in the poinsettia and cones set... really inspired by your style :-)

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  93. Incredible! I adore the Poinsettia, especially since I get a pink one every year rather than red. You have the loveliest color sense!

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  94. Wonderful designs, gorgeous colors and coloring, and LOve those pine-cones!!! Fabulous creations, Marika!
    =] Michele

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  95. Your cards are amazing! Love the corner focal! The poinsettia is so pretty!

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  96. Gorgeous cards, Marika. I am always awed by the detail that you add to your work to make it seem so very realistic. You have tremendous talent and I feel great joy when I see your works of art. Thank you so very much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  97. These are so beautiful!!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  98. I love the poinsettia card. The details are amazing!

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  99. Pin cones are stunning! Love it!

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  100. The Christmas cards are stunning. So beautiful

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  101. Such unusual cards, very striking. Particularly like the poinsettia card and the way you use soft edges to your images x

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  102. Wow these are Gorgeous cards!! Love your pine cones!!

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  103. I love all your cards. The coloring on them is awesome! I wanna be you when I grow up...lol!

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  104. What amazing cards - and the details on the stamp images is lovely!

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  105. Your cards are fab. I think the colouring on the pine cones and poinsettias is just brilliant.

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  106. Oh my gosh, your colouring is beyond wonderful - gorgeous cards :-)

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  107. Wonderful cards...love your use of color!

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  108. I'm so excited to see the new ink colours! Beautiful additions to the existing inks:) love them all ! I love the way you used the pine cones! Simple and elegant

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  109. Beautiful Marika! Love the detailonthe first one...

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  110. Stunning cards! <3

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  111. Those pinecones look painted on !

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  112. Love those pinecones!! The shaker card is amazing too, I love that a lot.

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  113. Beautiful cards! Love the pinecones. 😃

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  114. WOW wow WOW
    What a world of WONDERFUL!!!
    LOVE ALL of your cards, the colours are GORGEOUS, from your CHEERY hello and your ELEGANT pine cones to your STUNNING poinsettia!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS and the chance to win :)

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  115. Stunning cards made with an awesome release!

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  116. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations! I love the Altenew products too!

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  117. Gorgeous cards, I particularly love the poinsettia on the first one.

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  118. Your cards are so pretty!! I am loving the poinsettia & pine stamp set.

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  119. WOW!!! These are BREATHTAKING!!! Love love love them both!!!

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

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  120. I love how realistic that wooden piece looks on both cards, and you did a beautiful job coloring your poinsettia and pine cones. Really nice examples. Thank you.

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  121. Love your cards!!! Amazing coloring as usual. That last one is so cute.

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  122. Hi Marika! Wow, these are absolutely amazing cards.. I love the poinsettia one so much and the detail on the pinecones are gorgeous!

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  123. The first thing that popped in my mind was Wow, Your cards are beautiful! I absolutely love the details and the texturing on the pine cones and flower. I love the simplicity of both cards. Very pleasant and appealing to the eyes.

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  124. You never cease to amaze us...Absolutely awesome coloring and stunning cards....as always, Marika :) You are such an inspiration!!

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  125. WOW! Your holiday cards are stunning. I love your colouring technique. I love those new blue and purple inks - delicious.

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  126. Lovely cards, Marika! The details are stunning!

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  127. Those cards are stunning. I love them all.

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  128. Beautiful cards Marika. Love the crisp die-cut images. The coloring is amazing!

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  129. so beautiful and dimensional! So strikingly gorgeous. tfs and inspiring!

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  130. Marika, beautiful cards. I like this techniques. Love the both stamps! Thanks for share.

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  131. These are all SPECTACULAR!!! I especially love the Poinsettia card but they are all amazing!!! TFS!

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  132. Marika, they are incredible! Love every detail you show through your work on each card. Gorgeous colors!

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  133. Love the framed looks on these cards! Beautiful!

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  134. Marika each time you create, it is always something better than your last project! You always seem to out do yourself & you do it so wonderfully!! I simply Love your Work & Style !! These cards are also just Incredible! Each piece is a work of Art !! LOVE YOUR WORK SO MUCH... I wish I had the right words to explain my Love for your work!! Girl.... YOU're THE BEST !

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  135. Your first two cards are so beautiful and crispy! And the ombre look of the shaker card is fantastic with so many details!

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  136. Oh that Poinsettia & Pine set. I must have it! You made some of the most beautiful cards I've seen with those. Thanks for the inspiration!
    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  137. Beautiful cards! Love the new release!

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  138. Very pretty card! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  139. The pine cones you made are incredible!!

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  140. Wow! Amazing no-line coloring & I love the purple and blue that you used on the "hello" card!

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  141. Gorgeous cards, Marika! Love how you've added details using coloured pencils. Keeping my fingers crossed I may actually win a gift certificate, because I love love love these new Christmas stamps & dies but I vowed not to buy more stuff any time soom (except the MISTI, but that's a birthday present from my husband lol).

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  142. Wow! Your cards are awesome! xxx

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  143. I always love your cards and these are no exception!! Gorgeous Xmas cards and love your colouring of the poinsettia. And the colours of your teenage card are awesome and love that background die so much!!

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  144. Hi Marika! I think that all your cards are just amazing :)

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  145. Jaw-dropping gorgeous cards, Marika!!! If I was lucky enough to receive one of the first two cards, I would seriously frame it!!! 😄 And the shaker card is so much fun!!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us, and for inspiring me to get going on some fun holiday cards!! ☺️

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  146. As usual your coloring is magnificent. Marika.

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