Friday, 13 November 2015

Altenew November 2015 Blog Hop

Hello!

Today I'm participating Altenew November 2015 Blog Hop to celebrate the release of ten new stamp sets and six new 8.5" x 11" papers. You probably just came from very talented and sweet Amy Gray'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. 



On my first card, I went with a Christmas theme. I used couple different sets to create my wreath. Firstly I stamped them with Altenew Peach Perfect ink onto a desert storm card stock. Then I coloured the images with my Inktense Pencils. To get the illusion of snow, I used my white Gelly Roll pen after I had gotten all coloured. The sentiments were stamped with Altenew Jet Black and Dark Chocolate Crisp Inks.

Stamps used: Winter Cardinal, Poinsettia and Pine, Beautiful Day and Halftone Holidays.
Inks used: Altenew Jet Black and Dark Chocolate Inks.

Stamps used: Winter CardinalPoinsettia and PineBeautiful Day and Halftone Holidays.
Inks used: Altenew Jet Black and Dark Chocolate Inks.


For my second card I used Oriental Orchid set designed by our fabulous design team member May!! Congratulation May!! Your set is so gorgeous and it is so much fun to arrange your orchid flowers in a way you want them. I stamped the images with Altenew  Frosty Pink Crisp Ink onto a smooth card stock. Then I coloured the flowers with copics and coloured pencils. Hopefully I made justice to this beautiful set, I couldn't get them as realistic as I had wished for - need more practise. The sentiment is handwritten by me and it says (hopefully, I can trust the google translate) Thank you in Korean. I got the English version of May's set but I wanted the sentiment to be in Korean to celebrate the release of May's set in Korean! 




My third card features the set called Beautiful Day. This set has fun multilayered flowers but it also has the outline versions of the flowers and I went for the outline ones and coloured them with copics and coloured pencils. The branch seen on the back is from Winter Cardinal set.






GIVEAWAY
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $30 gift certificate to three lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday November 20, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win.

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 November 20, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on my blog after the 20th.

GET HOPPING!
Hopefully you are having fun hopping. Next on the hop is fabulous and so sweet and kind Sveta Fotinia. I'm sure you are in for some serious eye candy on her blog. It is also Sveta's first time on our Release hop so please remember to leave her some love. I'm sure she has worked hard and it is always so nice to know that your efforts are appreciated. If you encounter a broken link along the hop, please start at the beginning from Altenew blog.

Thank you so much for visiting us. See you soon! 

Hugs,
Marika

193 comments:

  1. Amazing work, Marika! Huge fan :)

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  2. Are you kidding? these are masterful works of art!

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is awesome!

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  4. Your coloring skills are unbelievable!! Love all the cards!

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  5. Wow Marika you are awesome. Your cards really pop and come to life. It looks as if it's a photograph. Your coloringskills are huge, such masterpieces. Love, love them.

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  6. Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is awesome!

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  7. I don't even recognize that this is a stamp set. I hope you do a video on your technique because I want my cards to even look a little but like yours. Amazing!

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  8. Wow...as always - your coloring is BREATHTAKING!!! Absolutely stunning work!

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  9. Marika, your cards are all simply amazing!! Love them all!

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  10. Gorgeous cards Marika. Your coloring is amazing every time. The wreath looks amazing on Kraft paper.

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  11. Your cards are beautiful! They just kept getting better as I scrolled down.

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  12. Wow, these are fabulous! Gorgeous cards, Marika!

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  13. OMGoodness...my jaw almost dropped to the floor when I saw the first one, but then I counted on scrolling and......WOW! Your cards are absolutely stunning and you colouring is amazing!

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  14. UPEITA!!!!! =)
    oot kyllä huiman taitava värittämään!!!

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  15. You are seriously talented!! Wow, stunning cards

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  16. Oh Gasp !! ..All your cards are just stunning ..But the card you created using the Beautiful day set truly took my breath away ..You are such a genius :)

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  17. Oh Gasp !! ..All your cards are just stunning ..But the card you created using the Beautiful day set truly took my breath away ..You are such a genius :)

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  18. I love the snow on the wreath. Beautiful added touch.
    The flowers are wonderful.
    The shading is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing some great cards.

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  19. Beautiful cards, Marika! Your coloring is amazing!

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  20. Uskomattoman ihana tuo pioni-kortti ❤❤❤

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  21. Wow, your cards are so beautiful! I love your colouring on kraft!

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  22. Absolutely OUTSTANDING!! Love your imagination and creations here. I want to win!

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  23. I gasped in delight at all of your cards.
    So exquisitely and perfectly done!
    Love your style.

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  24. Marika/ your coloring is realistic and so beautiful :)

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  25. your cards are always so gorgeous - would be difficult to choose a favorite!

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  26. STUNNING!!!!! Wow.....you are incredibly talented!!!! I just love seeing your creations... Perfection!!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  27. Oh the snow on the berries is beautiful! Your coloring on the two floral cards is, as usual, STUNNING and so realistic:)

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  28. I cannot express fully how much your work brings me joy. The meticulous coloring, the defined strokes of your coloring mediums, the final designs of your cards bring so much pleasure. Each one of these cards is exquisite and downright stunning.

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  29. Your colouring and artwork using these fabulous sets is absolutely sensational and a real inspiration for us all....beautifully, artfully done, thanks for sharing your talent!

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  30. Your colouring is stunning, Marika. I love the Beautiful Day stamp set and the way you've created the wreath from other sets is really impressive!

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  31. Wow wow wow. Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous Marika! What amazing cards. Thanks for sharing such inspiring work!!

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  32. Marika, I wish you knew how many people you inspire to try coloring because of your incredible skills. Are you using the Polychromos (I think that is what they are)?

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  33. First card with christmas theme is awesome. So cute and brings the feeling of coming Xmas :)

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  34. Stunning! That orchid set is to die for but you have mad coloring skills! I am so jealous.

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  35. Oh. My. Goodness. These cards are absolutely stunning! Okay--I will pick my jaw up off of the floor, now...

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  36. WOW! Such gorgeous card, Marika! I love each one.

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  37. I just love how you pulled the wreath together. So beautiful!

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  38. You are such an amazing artist!! Your Beautiful Day card has me running to buy it, even though I won't be able to do what you do :) The orchids are stunning as well. Simply put, everything you do is just amazing!

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  39. I think your orchid colouring is fantastic! I love orchids, and let me tell you, you captured the colours beautifully.

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  40. Marika, our beautiful talented Marika! I adore you my dear and watching your videos always inspires me to be better. As always, your cards are stunning and the card using Beautiful Day stamp set is so realistic and think I can smell the flower LOL. Seriously, I am in awe Marika. God bless you dear!

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  41. OH WOW!!!!! Your cards are GORGEOUS! I think only one word can describe them... GORGEOUS :D

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  42. These are absolutely stunning Marika - would expect nothing less. I absoulutely adore your oriental orchid and beautiful day card. Your colouring is amazing and these are gorgeous. Love your work. Xx

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  43. So beautiful! I love flowers and you captured them in your coloring.

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  44. Your flowers are so gorgeous and perfect! I especially love the Beautiful Day blossom!

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  45. Your coloring is so amazing - I can honestly watch it for hours. Soooo beautiful.

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  46. So beautiful cards!!! Great coloring!

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  47. hey ... i always enjoy seeing your inspiring cards.. they are colored beautifully!... i love the third card the best:).. gorgeous!!! thanks for inspiring me...and all the best on altenew as DT ;)

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  48. Wow! Can you please please please show how you colored card two and three amazing!!!!!!

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  49. All beautifully done.... I love the frost on your holiday wreath!

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  50. Stunning, Marika, simply stunning.

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  51. La prima card mi piace da impazzire

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  52. beautiful m akes i like how you used the gelpen to make snow

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  53. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I never thought of trying my pencils with my copics; so glad I found your blog!

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  54. All stunning designs Marika, you have totally rocked this release!

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  55. Oh such beautiful cards!
    I love the two with the
    flowers on them.
    Carla from Utah

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  56. Your colouring is just lovely, on all your cards, but I especially like the flower card, perfect!
    Love your use of the Korean sentiment honouring Mays new stamp, too.

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  57. OMG these are simply STUNNING. I love those flowers. The detail on them is just amazing.

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  58. Amazing work,
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  59. Wow! your cards are so beautiful. Every time I wish you also video your creation. Great work!!

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  60. Your cards are stunning! Love the way you partially cut the floral images.

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  61. Omg Marika! You always seem to a,are me with your stunningly gorgeous cards! Your coloring is amazing! Love love love it!

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  62. Stunning cards! I always love your projects. Thank your for the inspiration!

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  63. Wow, each and every one so beautiful. Your work is amazing!

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  64. Wow, amazing designs! Just gorgeous!

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  65. Oh my! The flower on that last card is absolutely amaaaaazing!

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  66. Wow Marika! What fantastic colouring, just outstanding! The colours are beautiful and I love these new stamps which are just so pretty and perfect for these sorts of colouring effects. x

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  67. Marika as usual your cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your very talented work.

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  68. Such beautiful cards Marika, your colouring is amazing no matter which medium you use, Cathy x

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  69. So very very beautiful...Love everyone's cards...These are my favorite so far...shhh...don't tell the others...😎? Thanks For The Chance To Win

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  70. Beautiful cards with amazing coloring.

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  71. Wow! Each of these is exquisite. Your coloring is so amazing. The wreath card leaves me speechless! Thanks.

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  72. Wow, your colouring is absolutely stunning! AMAZING!!

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  73. Gorgeous cards. Fabulous use of the magenta like colour.

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  74. These cards need to be displayed in an art gallery...a fine-art gallery! :)

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  75. The coloring on your flowers is just incredible!

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  76. WOW! Absolutely STUNNING!!! All 3 of them....LOVE them all ♥♥

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  77. Your cards are so beautiful - I love them

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  78. Your coloring is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing the amazing inspiration.

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  79. Hi Marika,

    Ever since I saw your STUNNING work and ask you to video the process I feel in love with it! You never cease to marvel me!
    You have such a prodigious talent and best of all your generosity in sharing it with us is totally admirable! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  80. jaw dropping gorgeous! LOVE your cards Marika!

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  81. I adore the white accents on that first card, beautiful and the other two, the coloring is just swoon worthy!

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  82. Wow! Your cards are beautiful!!! Absolutely stunning!

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  83. The snow on the holiday wreath and the white around the greeting makes this card just beautiful!

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  84. Ever gorgeous, Marika... mind blown! I LOve that you honored May with the Korean 'thank you' - so sweet, and I know she will love it as much. Every bloom just comes alive with your attention to depth and detail ... adore them all!
    =] Michele

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  85. Gorgeous cards and your coloring is amazing! I love the white accents on your wreath card, great snowy idea!

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  86. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!

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  87. Your coloring is so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing :-)
    xo,
    ~Varada

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  88. I am gobsmacked! Your cards are just stunning!

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  89. Stunningly beautiful cards, Marika. You make these stamps shine!

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  90. Absolutely stunning! No other words! Altenew has become THE BEST in layered stamping - no doubt!

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  91. Breathtaking beauties!!! Truly truly you are an inspiration!!!

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  92. Incredible and beautiful! Always love your coloring skills! All of these creations are breathtaking!

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  93. Always so lovely to come here to see what you have made, Marika!!!! These cards are all works of art!!! Beautiful!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

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  94. I'm speechless, that last card is so spectacular!!!

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  95. Stunning works of art Marika, my first visit to your blog and I am amazed at your beautiful work.
    Pam x

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  96. Both the carda are out of the world. ...the colouring isso awesome. ..... thanks for sharing. .....

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  97. Ohhh you never fail to amaze me. Brilliant just amazing cards. You have highlighted these stamps to perfection.

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  98. Stunning cards Marika!! Gorgeous colouring!!

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  99. These are beautiful cards, the depth you get with your colouring is wonderful, you could almost touch those berries and feel the plumpness of them, amazing work once more x

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  100. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful colouring. 😃

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  101. Love the use of the gel pen. Flowers are gorgeous as well!

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  102. WOW! Love everything....all your details are perfect.

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  103. Marika, could you tell me how your did the wreath? I have that stamp set, but I have trouble creating an actual wreath. Thanks in Advance.

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  104. Your artwork is breathtakingly gorgeous, Marika. I feel like I could pluck the flowers off the page, they are that realistic. Thank you so very much for sharing your talents with us.

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  105. Your coloring amazes me every time! :)

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  106. I really love your snow idea using a jelly roll pen! It's genius! :)

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  107. Your cards is magic. I'm always totally enchanted when I look at them. I would like to have a little bit of twich ability.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  108. you do such beautiful work. I have been following your blog awhile now to try to learn some techniques. thanks so much

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  109. Wow Marika, that first card is stunning! You are truly a rock star in the coloring world!

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  110. Marika, as always your work is breathtaking, all of this cards are gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.
    And thank you also for the chance to win some Altenew goodies.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  111. Your work is always a masterpiece.

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  112. Your cards are beautiful, but that Beautiful Day flower is breathtaking!!

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  113. Beautiful card, love your detail colored flower with copics and color pencils!

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  114. WOW WOW WOW I just keep going back again and again to stare.....oh Marika you truly create some of the most beautiful art I have the pleasure of looking upon...these are extremely ️stunning...

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  115. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing :)

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  116. Each of these cards are GORGEOUS!!!! I have added them to my wish list...love the look! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  117. wow your colouring skills are out of this world...they look so life like!!!!

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  118. I don't even know how to say that your cards are wonderful!

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  119. All are beautiful, but ahhhhhh, that wreath.

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  120. First of all, I see your videos and your coloring is stunning!!! Love it!! These cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I really can't think of words that can express what I have in my mind!! Love your cards!!

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  121. Marika, there are no words to say just how wonderful your artistic talent is - I look at your cards and think, "these aren't cards, these are a work of art!!!"

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  123. Sheesh. Marika, I was going on and on about how stunning your cards are, and how I recognized your work and love seeing all your creations. Then I realized I am actually on YOUR blog! haha I thought I was on the Altenew site for some reason.. So embarrassing. However, I meant every word. I love your work. These cards are absolutely gorgeous and should be framed by whomever receives them. Thank you for sharing your talent. ♥

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  124. OMG!! So stunningly beautiful :)

    Jackie

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  125. Such gorgeous cards and beautiful use of the new stamps. Love the gel pen effect on the wreath, truly magical.Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  126. These are all really lovely cards. Great job!

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  127. Wow, what great cards. Love this new release. Thanks for sharing.

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  128. Wow, your cards are stunning!! I love the way you used Copics and colored pencils, you are truly an artist. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  129. Loving the cream and white with the colored images!

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  130. Simply stuning cards! Love every single one of them, thank you for all the fabulous inspiration,my wish list just got a tad longer ;)

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  131. WOW! Every one of your cards is a masterpiece. Your colouring is amazing and your designs are fantastic. I'm just going to stare at them for a while and hope some of your talent permeates through the screen.

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  132. Wow! The card are awesome! Your coloring looks so natural! Love your work!

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  133. Oh wow! Beautiful creations! Thank you for this amazing chance!

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  134. No one can color like you. You turn line images into spectacular works of art. I enjoy every card you make and look forward to zooming in on the details of your lines of color.

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  135. Beautiful cards, I love love love the beautiful day one, the colors are superb and the stamp set is a must to own for me.

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  136. Wowzers! I am swooning! Your showcase of these beautiful sets is simply first class! A* talent! Such attention to detail, these should be framed and on the wall!

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  137. Oh my goodness! I am speechless because these are all so gorgeous! Absolutely stunning! So unique too! Love them!

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  138. Your coloring is amazing! How you do that?)) Really eautiful cards!

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  139. all three cards are so amazing, but that last one just took my breath away... absolutely stunning... the flowers look so real!! your coloring skills are absolutely amazing!!

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  140. Wow that colouring is just amazing! Stunning. You need to give us a video lesson!

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  141. OMG! beyond GORGEOUS & STUNNING cards!!! so elegant, this new release is THE BEST EVER! Thank you for such a lovely inspiration! you're AWESOME ! Blessings!

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  142. Your floral cards are gorgeous and I love the clean design of your snowy wreath!

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  143. Lovely...I want your skills..hehhehe

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  144. I fell in love with the oriental set as well. Your colouring skills always amaze me, Marika! Kiitos!

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  145. Marika, your coloring is spectacular! I love your cards so much!!! Thanks for the joy they bring to our lives!!!

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  146. WOW!!! so stunning Marika!! I could look at your cards all day long!

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  147. All of your cards are so beautiful!!!

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  148. my jaw is on the floor over your amazing creations Marika.

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  149. it's just WAHOO! the first card with white touch is wonderful, the flowers are now the signature of altenew and your version is just amazing, what else...

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  150. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING cards Marika!!!
    WOW - your wreath and flowers look AMAZING, SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL detail, they look REAL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE and BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATION - I am in AWE of your colouring TALENT and skill with white gel pens too!!!

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  151. Wow! I wish I could color like you! All your cards are gorgeous!

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  152. My dearest Marika, you absolutely astound me with what you can achieve with "color". After watching hundreds of card making tutorials over the past year (I am just learning), IMHO you are the best colorist out there and deserve all the respect in the world. Congratulations my dear on your achievement and thank you sincerely for all the inspiration!

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  153. the flower card is so real and vivid! so beautiful!

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  154. Amazing details and colors on all your cards. I love the snow on the wreath and the flowers are so realistic. Beautiful!!

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  155. Beautiful wreath and lovely floral cards.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  156. such stunning cards. I want to create like you when I grow up

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  157. Your work is so beautiful and inspiring- thank you!

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  158. Your work is simply stunning! Each piece is worthy of a frame. Just gorgeous!

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  159. your coloring design is fantastic. super awesome!

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  160. Marika, your flowers are astonishing!!! Could you make a video how you have done the wreath? I absolutely love it!!!

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  161. Your cards are just stunning. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  162. Your coloring using copic and colored pencils is amazing! And the handwritten korean "Thank you" looks awesome!

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  163. Your coloring is stunning! Gorgeous work!

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  164. Your cards always blow me away!! I don't know of a better colorist out there in the paper crafting world! I'm so glad that you are on the design team as I get such inspiration from your work as
    Altenew stamps are my favorite.

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  165. Wow! Stunning cards! Love your coloring :)

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  166. Stunning! Gorgeous! Beautiful! I just can't say enough about your cards/coloring. I only wish I were half as good as you are. Thanks for the inspiration. I can't choose a favorite out of the two. But, your detail on the Beautiful Day flower is simply amazing!

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  167. Your coloring is out of this world, wish I could have just a tiny bit of your talent.

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  168. Marika, your cards are just stunning! Beautiful coloring.

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  169. Wow! Stunning cards! I simply adore the first one! xxx

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  170. Absolutely gorgeous! What beautiful coloring!

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  171. Marika, your cards are stunning... and I don't say that lightly. You have nothing to worry about, in regards to "doing them justice." I am so impressed that you wrote a Korean sentiment, not knowing the language. I might have to try that, if given the chance!

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  172. Marika, I was on pinterest and I saw your Beautiful Day card and had to see more because it literally took my breath away it is so beautiful. Then I received the wonderful surprise of seeing additional cards and the hop. I had to tell you how your cards brightened my day and is a wonderful start to my weekend. Thank you for sharing your vision and artistry!

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