Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello my crafting friends,




Today I'm participating Altenew's 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop. If you came from Raquel Bowman 's Blog you are on the right track, if not please start at the Altenew blog. 

Congratulations Altenew, it's been a real delight to see Altenew turn such a succesful crafting company. Altenew has such a unique style in its products and I really love to play with them. To celebrate Altenew's success I was inspired by spring (which is finally about to come to the Arctic Circle as well). I used some of the older products and combined them to the newer products. Here we go:




I started with the Garden Treasure stamp set. I used Morning Frost Altenew Crisp ink to stamp the flowers. I love to use this very light, warm gray ink to stamp my images when I do no-line colouring. Instead using my go-to-colouring-method, I used only coloured pencils today. I usually combine them to copics or Altenew Artist Markers but today I wanted to use only my Polychromo pencils. I list the colours below if you are interested in the exact colours I used.




Then I die cut the flowers from Garden Treasure stamp set with co-ordinating dies to create masks for my flowers. Die cut flowers are a bit bigger than actual stamped/coloured but it doesn't matter since you can colour the missing parts when you add details to your branches. I stamped the same branch twice and made it to look like one big branch. I used Limestone Altenew Crisp Ink to stamp the branches from Winter Cardinal stamp set.

Then I stamped with the Limestone ink a butterfly from a older set called Wild Hibiscus and die cut it with co-ordinating die. Here is a close up of the butterfly.



To finish my card I stamp a sentiment from Beautiful Quotes stamp set with Pure Graphite Altenew Crisp Ink (my new favourite sentiment colour by the way). Then I added a string of Real Grey Altenew card stock to the bottom of my card  and added a few sequins to add a little magic. :)

Faber Castell Polychromo pencils used: Ivory (103), Light Flesh (132), Medium Flesh (131), Burnt Ochre (187), Green Gold (268), Dark Sepia (175), Earth Green (172), Earth Green Yellowish (168), Warm Grey III (272), Cold Grey III (252), Cold Grey IV (233) and Cold Grey (234)

Derwent Coloursoft pencils used: White (C720)

PRIZES




Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:



Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

GET HOPPING
Next on the hop is very talented Nina Marie Trapani. I'm sure you're on your way to real eye candy! Here is the entire hop list for today if you encounter a broken link.



Thank you for stopping by today. Have fun and have a lovely day!

Marika

439 comments:

  1. SO beautiful! LOVE the use of white space on your card! It is perfect!!!

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  2. Love your work it always inspired me.

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  3. Love your work it always inspired me.

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  4. I miss your work Marika. I haven't gotten to see near enough in this past year. So glad to stop and see some of it today!

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  5. Oh my. So pretty. Looks like a storybook illustration!

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  6. So pretty and delicate - your colouring is as stunning as ever.

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  7. Those stamps are lovely by themselves, but, add your coloring, .......... MY!!!

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  8. What a beautiful, stunning card!

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  9. Oh my word...the coloring on this is absolutely gorgeous.

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  10. Wow! This card is gorgeous and you pencil coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Simple, but elegant. Love the soft colors you chose.
    Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win.

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  12. Such a lovely and delicate card, I love it.
    TFS Sandy Hentzel

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  13. Hi,

    Flower cards are my great love!!

    Sandy Gibbs

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  14. Oh so sweet soft and lovely

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  15. As always, your card is STUNNING! I love your art!!!

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  16. This card actually took my breath away. It is so very pretty. I would frame it!

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  17. so pretty and soft! love it :) thanks for sharing

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  18. I love CAS cards and I think this one's my favorite on the bloghop (so far) it's really my taste and style, and it's fabulous

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  19. Gorgeous! I love your work and am always in awe of your amazing colouring skills. Because of you, I bought some Polychromous pencils.

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  20. Wow!! This is stunning. It's always a pleasure to see your coloring. It's so pretty.

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  21. Beautiful card! So stunning! Love the clean design!

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  22. Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

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  23. Very appealing simplicity in this card

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  24. So delicately done, beautiful!!! Always love your work.

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  25. What are gorgeously softcard Garden Treasures is one of my favorites

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  26. So soft and beautiful love the card.

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  27. Beautiful! It looks like a botanical print.

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  28. Love your card! It is so elegant!

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  29. What beautiful delicate artwork! Gorgeous!

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  30. Lovely, lovely, lovely! What a simple yet strong design, with wonderful coloring!

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  31. I love the soft colors on your beautiful card design.

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  32. beautiful card, love the butterfly

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  33. Wow, this is truly beautiful. I love how the flower leaves the page:)

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  34. Gorgeous card, love the colors and your lovely coloring

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  35. Such an elegant card, just makes you feel peaceful and hopeful. I love the colours you chose, Altenew has such a wonderful collection to choose from. Thanks for sharing all the details.

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  36. So pretty and subtle coloring!

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  37. Morning frost ink really made your card pop

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  38. So delicate and lovely! Simply Beautiful!

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  39. Always a pleasure to see your work Marika!

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  40. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing on this wonderful blog hop. Love Altenew products!!

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  41. Beautiful card!!! Your coloring is Amazing as always!!

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  42. OH sigh! This is really gorgeous! Also. simple and elegantly created!

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  43. I am going backwards, so I came from NinaMarie T's site: what a difference. I love the bold colors of hers, but my "style" (if I am actually developing one!) is leaning more toward this softer look. So beautiful. Thank you.

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  44. Love the soft and pretty look of your card.

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  45. What a gorgeous card, love the colouring you did!

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  46. So lovely and elegant. Your coloring is exquisite. Thanks for sharing

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  47. Your card is so beautiful! I love the soft look of the card and your beautiful flowers.

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  48. What delicacy on you're cards!!!

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  49. I love your card. The softness is so soothing.

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  50. Light and airy design-beautiful!

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  51. So lovely! Perfect spring colors and theme!

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  52. Marika, as expected, your card is simply AMAZING! I swear you and ALtenew were destined to connect! Garden Treasure is one of my favs and is on my list as one of the next sets I am coveting to own! LOL
    Simply gorgeous!

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  53. This is STUNNING!! Your coloring is so lovely (as usual!!!) I have missed you and your creations!!

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  54. The soft colors and overhang are great :)

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  55. A Beautiful Art comes from a Creative Mind...

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  56. What a beautiful card with such soft, sweet colors!

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  57. What a beautiful and elegant card! Your coloring is amazing!

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  58. I love the way you stamped the images in the soft gray. The shading you used is marvelous. I really loved Your work. Thank you for sharing

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  59. as always - your coloring is so beautiful Marika - wish i had your talent!

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  60. Your colouring is amazing .. love who you play with colours to make a very unique stamp

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  61. Love the colors in this card!!!!!!!!

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  62. Exquisite colouring, gorgeous!

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  63. As always, your colored pencil work is fantastic. What a beautiful card!

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  64. This card is so delicate and pretty:)

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  65. Your coloring is outstanding! You are so talented

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  66. Fabulous job !!!, thanks for the inspiration !!

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  67. Soft and lovely color combo and design. Happy 3rd birthday Altenew

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  68. Simply love the delicateness of the card!

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  69. Gorgeous! The image is so soft and delicate, I love it.

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  70. It's always a treat to see what design you have come up with. As always I am inspired, beautiful!!!

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  71. Such a sweet card, lovely colors. Simply beautiful.

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  72. So pretty! And I love your color choices!

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  73. Beautiful highlights on the blooms and Feathery texture on the wings! Lovely to see your coloring today Marika!! Hope you are enjoying Spring:))

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  74. Soft, and outside the box for real!

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  75. Your cards are always so gorgeous. Love them.

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  76. WOW! Absolutely Beautiful...Stunning card! Great Work...Well Done!

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  77. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!

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  78. I love the insect coloring -- Wow!

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  79. Oh, my . . .this is stunning!!! I love it! Thank you!

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  80. Your colouring as usual is just incredible Marika, thanks for being such an inspiration to us all! I also have to add that your Beautiful details course that I recently took has helped me so much to add that extra something to my cards. Thank you so much!

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  81. Gorgeous card. Thanks for the inspiration

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  82. This card is beautiful, elegant, and calming. Love it!

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  83. Very pretty! Great for spring!

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  84. Such a beautiful, serene card. That little butterfly is so pretty in the muted colors. Very inspiring!

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  85. really pretty card honoring Spring!

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  86. Beautiful card! Your colouring is amazing!

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  87. I always love the artistic vibe of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  88. Beautiful, soft card! I love it! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  89. pretty color palette! especially love that butterfly!

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  90. Beautiful card and coloring.

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  91. Love this color pencil coloring. Your cards always make me speechless! :)

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  92. Amazing! I love the soft feel of your card. I also love all of the tiny little lines that are perfectly placed. Jil

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  93. so soft and beautiful! Love it

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  94. This card is very pretty. I really love your soft colours. Congrats Altenew on 3 great years. I hope you have many more to come.

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  95. You make the most beautiful cards! Love this house! Love these companies! So nice that they could all come together to celebrate Altenew's great success! Thank you all!

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  96. You did a wonderful job. Your card is so soft and delicate - great coloring technique.

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  97. Congratulations Altenew! Your card is so beautiful.

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  98. Such an angelic card, so feminine

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  99. Such a sophisticated look -- if that makes sense. I really love it. So much fun to see colored pencil techniques. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Beautiful colors and design!

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  101. Beautiful card. Really love the soft colors!

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  102. lovely. so dainty and ethereal.

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  103. It's always nice to see some of your beautiful coloring Marika- hope spring comes to you quickly!

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  104. Simply darling card...love it!

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  105. Stunning card and a lovely design. I love the
    delicateness of the flowers & butterfly.

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  106. What an exquisitely delicately colored card. The design is so clearly an example of less is more. . .and I'd love to see more cards like this. Thanks for sharing it.

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  107. Love the elegant and soft colors.

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  108. What a beautiful and delicate card!! gorgeous coloring and beautiful design - thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  109. Beautiful card. Very elegant!

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  110. Stunning! I love the simplicity! It's gorgeous!

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  111. Your card is SO beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

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  112. Your card is so delicate and beautiful!!

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  113. What a stunning card. . . .no it's a work of art!! What a lovely piece you created. I always admire your creations!!

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  114. What a lovely
    card! Love the
    simplicity look.
    Carla from Utah

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  115. Altenew flowers are incomparable! Gorgeous

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  116. Your card makes me smile! Blessings, Lisa

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  117. Marika, Stunning! As soon as I saw your card I thought "delicate".

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  118. Love this card!! Totally would buy it in a store!! Fantastic job!!! TFS!!

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  119. Your card is so beautiful and delicate.

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  120. Hello. Your blog is the very first one I have ever followed. I absolutely adore your use of subdued color and layout to create a peaceful yet powerful statement. There is something about your work that is very appealing to me. Your pieces are quite delicate with such a creative twist. You are truly are blessed with talent. I so look forward to receiving a message that you have a new video available. Thank you so much for sharing. I just wanted to let you know what a joy you are to watch. Thanks Again!

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  121. I instantly thought of spring when I saw your card, it is stunningly beautiful!!

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  122. Your card is just so pretty! It is so delicate, I love it!

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  123. Gorgeous design Marika! Love the soft tones. As always thanks for the inspiration! Happy anniversary Altenew!!🎉

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  124. What a beautiful and unique card. I love the colour combination. Altenew have some of the nicest stamps and stamp pads on the market. You inspire me. Thank you.

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  125. What a lovely clean and simple card! The sequins really add a nice touch!

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  126. Your card is so pretty!! Love it and Altenew:)

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  127. Another beautiful card! Love following your blog and watching your videos for inspiration.

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  128. What a pretty card! So sweet and delicate!

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  129. it does indeed say spring. nice card

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  130. Beautiful! Love how soft this is.

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  131. So soft and pretty for spring!

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  132. I love the way you delicately colored the flowers and butterfly. It's very stunning.

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  133. Lovely soft, quiet card, Marika!! :)

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  134. Such delicate flowers and I love the butterfly. A beautiful card!!!

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  135. Really cute card! Love the colors.
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  136. You proved that everything old CAN be new again. Great work.

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  137. Your coloring techniques are amazing?

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  138. Your coloring is always so beautiful miss seeing your videos

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  139. I love flowers, coloring, and simple designs. This card has both, is beautiful and looks so professional.

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  140. Oh, how elegant and pretty. Your coloring is amazing Mamika! Such pretty images.

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  141. Какая нежная открытка получилась!

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  142. Gorgeous card.Love how soft the colors are and so realistic. Beautiful job coloring and such a pretty card.

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  143. I recently purchased my first Altenew stamp set. Love it, your flower designs allow the user so many options. Thank you for the lovely designs

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  144. Your card is so delicate and pretty!

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  145. That card!!!! Stunning! Love the colors, and your technique. Your amazing style shines through in this, Marika.

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  146. Love your card!!! It is so elegant and simple.

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  147. Absolutely stunning Marika, you never cease to inspire! (I know I sound like a broken record but it's so true)

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  148. So lovely and sweet and delicate!

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  149. I, too, can't believe Altenew is 3. Aren't they the best at helping our creativity juices!? Thanks for participating in this hop and celebration! Chris

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  150. This card is lovely and makes you feel totally calm and happy! Yes Spring is here

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  151. Dainty, Elegant and very Pretty. Thanks, Denise

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  152. Your work is so inspiring. The colors make the flowers look real! Beautiful!

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  153. Marika, I love your clean beautiful lines and your amazing color work. I love seeing your emails in my inbox, I look so forward to seeing all your new creations.

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  154. Love the delicate coloring in this, truly a springtime look. I hope spring finds you soon!

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