Thursday, 20 July 2017

Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Today, I'm participating Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop. If you came, from Lilith Eeckles blog you're on the right track, if not please start at the beginning from Altenew Card Blog.

I made my cards using Little one and Pretty pansies stamp sets. Here are my projects:


In this card I used very simple copic colouring. To add some detail, I added a little bit of Wink of Stella on the baby bodies and stamped the little dots to the background. Quick and easy to do!



On this card I used my second to favourite colouring technique. First I stamped the pansy flower with three different shades of Altenew inks and then added details with coloured pencils. It looks quite real, doesn't it? If you are thinking of trying out this technique, this stamp set is perfect for practising it. 


Copics, inks and Polychromos used:

Copics: YG63 - YG0000 - G43

Polychromos: Juniper green (165), Naples yellow (185), Cold grey V (234), Black (199), Red violet (194), Mauve (249), Purple violet (156), and Earth green yellowish (168).

Altenew crisp inks: Midnight violet, Rose quant, Puffed heart, Lavender fields, Soft lilac, Coral berry, Forest glades, Frayed leaf, and Deep iris.

Card Stock: Neenah solar white.


PRIZES
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, July 30th.

I will also draw one winner of $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store on the comments left on this blog post. Please, to be able to win leave a comment by Thursday, July 29th at 11:59 pm EDT. I will announce the winner soon after the giveaway closes on my blog.

GET HOPPING
I'm sure there is a lot of wonderful inspiration to be seen on this hop. Next on the hop is Agnieszka Malyszek. Have fun hopping!





Thanks for stopping by today! Have fun hopping along!

Marika




203 comments:

  1. Your first card is so sweet and adorable with great stamping. The colouring on your second card is amazing...as are the new stamps x Thank you so much for the inspiration with these two beauties x

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  2. Lovely and sweet cards. Your colouring is so inspiring. :-)

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  3. Whoa, that pansy looks so realistic! Amazing work!

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  4. Love how clean and simple your Hello card is!

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  5. These are so pretty and sweet!

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  6. I love the simplicity and beauty of your pansy card.

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  7. Vey nice. Great use of white space. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. The coloring is just wonderful. Loving that new pansy!!

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  9. Love both your cards. The flower is colored so beautifully!!!

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  10. Love your hello card. Simple yet beautiful.

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  11. I'm so excited to see the pansy in your design. Just love everything you really rocked altenew's new release.

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  12. love the baby card. super cute

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  13. Your pansy card is amazing! I would love to try this one out.

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  14. Vauvakortti on hauska ja orvokki upeasti väritetty! Vau!

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  15. Love the CAS look. Awesome.

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  16. Love your cards - the pansy is beautiful

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  17. Adorable cards! Your inspiration is always welcome.

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  18. 2 contrasting card but love them both thanks for sharing and lovin the hop.

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  19. Beautiful, Marika. Your artistry using the pansies is outstanding.

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  20. Beautiful, and its about time someone did a pansy I have always loved those little flowers.

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  21. You are the bomb! Love, love, love the pansy.

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  22. Wow your pansy card is stunning, so much added details. This is a great release.

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  23. Always love seeing your amazing creations, Marika, and how you add extra details to a stamped image to give it added depth.

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  24. such lovely cards! great details in the pansies!

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  25. Both cards are great. I especially love how you colored the pansy and how you used colored pencils to add detail to make the pansy look so real. Thanks for sharing! Glenda J

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  26. It looks like I could pluck that little Pansy right off of my screen, Marika! My favorite as a child ... still adore them!
    =]

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  27. WOW, your coloring is amazing!

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  28. This is a lovely release. Love the images and new colors!

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  29. These cards are so pretty - love how you colored them in:)

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  30. Cute cards that could be duplicated easily - good ideas!

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  31. Darling baby card Marika... love the sweet onesies... the pansie is lovely!

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  32. Cute baby card, and the pansy card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. Beautiful cards; thanks for sharing!

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  34. It looks like a pressed pansy! Nicely done.

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  35. Nice cards Marika! Love the pansy!

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  36. Super cute baby card and beautiful coloring on the pansy.

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  37. So sweet! Both the colors and the set.

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  38. Really nice cards. I love the pansy! Thanks for sharing....

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  39. So many beautiful stamp sets! My wish list is growing with the Blooming Bouquet and Little One as must haves.

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  40. Both of your creations are great. The pansy looks so real! Your artistry is stunning. Love the baby card too. It's simply elegant!

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  41. Very cute baby card,and the pansy card is amazing,it sure does look real!

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  42. Great cards. Love all the little onsies. Your pansy is definitely very realistic. Thanks for the tip on how to color it - it's beautiful.

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  43. The baby card is cute! But I love the CAS look of your pansy and how realistic and beautiful it is!

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  44. Your cards are beautiful. Love your colored pencil details. Adds so much. You make it look so easy.

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  45. Very cute clean and simple cards!Thank you for sharing :)

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  46. O your cards are gorgeous but I love your pansy card. It is so classy.

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  47. Love both cards. I really like your presentation of the pansy stamp. The pansy set is definitely one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing.

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  48. Marika, these cards are lovely. The first one is simply delightful; the second one delightfully simple. You demonstrate the versatility of these new Altenew stamps so well. Thanks for sharing them.

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  49. Both of your cards are so sweet! The addition of the colored pencil details makes the Pansy stamp look so much more realistic and beautiful, in my opinion!

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  50. the pansy flower looks so real. Pretty

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  51. So sweet and simple. Beautiful cards!

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  52. I love the adorable baby card & the pansy one is stunning. The simplicity really appeals to me and shows off that vibrant pansy!

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  53. Fantastic stamping and colouring! Love that Pansie!

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  54. A beautiful CAS card with your trademark coloring I love so much! Love it!

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  55. Beautiful cards!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

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  56. That pansy does look real. Lovely cards!

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  57. The baby card is adorable. The detail on the pansy card is amazing.

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  58. Beautiful cards, Marika! The pansy especially looks spectacular!!
    xx Ashwini

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  59. The cards you created were so cute!!!!

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  60. That pansy look so real! Your coloring is superb Marika.

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  61. Both cards are gorgeous, but I was so excited to see that you were using the pansy - one of my faves, but very difficult for me to make it look realistic. Now I'm definitely going to try one!

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  62. Wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. Gorgeous cards! Fantastic release! 🙂

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  64. The pansy is so lifelike, this is a wonderful release!

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  65. You never cease to inspire Marika,that pansy is Oh so fabulous!

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  66. Oh Marika, love both cards, that baby T is adorable in soft green.
    The pansy card is stunning, adding details with pencils is a fantastic technique, I'm quite a fan of it and I'm getting better, thank you for showing us how to do it.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  67. Marika, both cards are amazing, esp. the pansies. I always love seeing your "pencil work", you are truly gifted!

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  68. Wow! The pretty pansy looks so real with the details you added with the colored pencils.

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  69. Adorable baby card! I love the onesie!

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  70. Beautiful pansy card! And, I love that sweet baby card.

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  71. Beautiful cards!!! Love that pansy card and stamp set!! Thanks for sharing .

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  72. Wow!! Your pansies are stunning!! So realistic.

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  73. Such pretty clean & simple cards. Love them!

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  74. absolutely adorable! Luv those lil onesies.

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  75. Love those pansies!!!! Jennifer Harrison

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  76. I always love your work, Marika! Loving this release ... the balloons, the pansies, the arabesque design ... beautiful deisgns and projects by all you fantastic bloggers. Thank you for inspiring us all!

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  77. That baby card is adorable! And the pansy - takes my breath away - awesome color additions with the pencils!!!

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  78. Hello Marika, Hope you are enjoying Summer and Midnight Sun!
    TOOT SWEET onesies in green:)) Oh so LOVELY purple pansy!

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  79. I love the pansies and your coloring :D So beautiful, and thanks for the chanse to win :D

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  80. These are really lovely, so clean and fresh looking!

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  81. I'm loving those pansies more and more every time I see them. Beautiful cards.

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  82. Super sweet baby card and love the vibrant pansy card!

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  83. Fantastic cards!! Your pansies look soooo Real!!!

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  84. Such pretty cards! Love that pansy! So realistic looking! Great Altenew release! Loving this blog hop with all it's talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  85. Awesome coloring! So realistic.

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  86. Your coloring is inspirational!

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  87. I love you elegant pansy card, and the little onsite is perfect for a, baby card. Love this, new
    release! Thanks for sharing.

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  88. I love the pansy card! Clean, beautiful lines and the pansy looks real! Great coloring!

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  89. Clean and simple and so pretty.
    Love the onesie background.
    thanks for sharing.

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  90. I do love the onesies baby card, in green just in case! Your pansy is perfect

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  91. Such a sweet baby card! I love the softness of it! Your pencil work is outstanding!

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  92. Sweet baby card! And I love your pansy, awesome coloring!

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  93. I love pansies so absolutely loved that card.

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  94. Two fun cards! Pansies are my favorite. They remind me of my Mom. Beautifully done!

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  95. Beautiful coloring on the pansy card, it does look real! The baby onesie card is darling. Such a cute and versatile stamp set! Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Sweet baby card and a gorgeous pansy! Love the new stamps and dies!

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  97. Beautiful cards! Thanks for showcasing this release!

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  98. Two lovely cards.My favorite is the second one, with the pansy flower. Love the simplicity of this card. Thanks for the inspiration

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  99. Very nice cards love the pansy card thank you for sharing lovely cards.

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  100. Two totally delightful cards. Love the onesies and your pansy is perfect

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  101. I keep forgetting to look at my smaller stamps to create background patterns! And the pansy turned out s-o-o-o beautifully! Thank you.

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  102. Your cards are so delicate and elegant.

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  103. Beautiful CAS, but gorgeous cards. The first is a perfect baby card anyone would love to receive. Your Pansy is stunning, I agree that it looks very real! I just got some good colored pencils and now I need to practice,practice,practice. Thank You!

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  104. Cute baby card, and love pansies!!!

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  105. You are right...that pansy looks real! Great job! Time to practice.

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  106. Such pretty cards! I love how realistic your pansy turned out. So simple but elegant!

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  107. Purple Pansies!! Be still my heart! Love the clean look to your floral card too!

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  108. I love your clean and simple style. The cards turned out great.

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  109. Marveling at your creativity and your stunning showcases of the new release. Your baby card especially catch my eye! Thank you for the inspiration!
    ~carol

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  110. I love your design style Marika and that pansy is so realistic!

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  111. Love the coloring on your pansy card, so amazing!

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  112. AWESOME Hop and Release! I especially love your Hello pansy card!

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  113. Love the simplicity of your cards..... pretty and refreshing.

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  114. Such sweet cards, loving all these awesome stamps!

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  115. love the soft colors on the onesies. lovely.

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  116. Very nice cards. Great colors.

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  117. Beautiful cards! Your pansy is stunning!

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  118. Cute onesie card and pretty pansy.

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  119. Your Pansy card is beautiful looks real!

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  120. Great cards, but the pansy card is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  121. Fabulous cards!! Love this new release!!

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  122. Your pansy is perfection Marika!

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  123. That baby card is so adorable! I never thought to do something like that but I am going to try it. I don't have that stamp but I have some baby stamps that I could repeat like that. I love to make baby cards.
    That pansy card looks so real and I should know. I had some in my front yard and they were so beautiful, just like your stamped card. I want that stamp when I win. Thanks for showing us your beautiful cards and for giving us the chance to win something. I can't wait to win!

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  124. Nice cards! The colored pencil details are stunning!

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  125. Love your cards! So nicely done.

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  126. Clean, simple, delicate and very efficient. I love that !!

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  127. Beautifully coloured images and love both of your cards.

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  128. Love the simple color combination and beauty of these cards!!

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  129. What lovely cards! This is another stunning release! Love those pansies and the heartfelt sentiments!

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  130. These are really pretty! I love the pretty color and the CAS feel!

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  131. Your baby card is adorable but I especially love the Pansy card! This set is on my wishlist! My first order arrives tomorrow and includes the new inks, Beautiful Innies and Blooming Bouquet! Can't wait till they arrive tomorrow!. TFS! 🤞🤞🤞😁🤞🤞🤞

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  132. Love both the baby card and the realistic pansies! I like your style!

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  133. What gorgeous cards. Thanks for the inspiration and opportunity to win.

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  134. Oh how sweet both your cards are...of course there is nothing sweeter than a baby! And I think the pansy is the sweetest of all the flowers because it is one of the first to bloom in the spring!

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  135. Wonderful cards, love your coloring skills!

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  136. wonderful cards, Marika - the baby card is so cute and the pansy card gorgeous!

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  137. Both cards are just a delight!

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  138. The onsies are darling, but I just LOVE that pansy card!!

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  139. Just love the peonies and the onsie card is very cute.

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  140. Great job on the pansies coloring. And thanks for labeling the copics used!

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  141. When you add color pencils to your stamping, it always comes out so beautiful! So happy you are apart of this blog hop. Enjoy seeing your cards. The pansy card is my favorite and it's a great stamp set.

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  142. That peony does look real! You've kind it up so well!

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  143. Great cards nice and very clean looking. I love how realistic the pansy looks.

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  144. Fabulous cards! Love the pansy.

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  145. Sweet cards. Love the cute onsies.

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  146. Love your colouring and these talented amazing details..

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  147. Very beautiful card with the flower! Stylish)

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  148. Nice work. Love the onesie background! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  149. Love your pansy card. That would make an awesome set of thank you cards as a gift.

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  150. Pansy card is great. Just the one flower and leaves - makes a great, yet simple, care to replicate. Bundle up for a great gift.

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  151. I ordered this Pansy set! I love how you add such beautiful details to your cards...amazing!

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  152. Adding coloured pencil details over ink is now on my to-do list. Very realistic looking pansy indeed!

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  153. Both designs are fabulous Marika! ❤️ all the detail, thanks for the inspiration!

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  154. The little onesies are so cute!! Pretty cards!

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  155. Love your sweet and CAS designs!

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  156. Your penciled details are fabulous. They add so much to the flower.

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  157. That baby card is so unique. Love it.

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  158. I absolutely love the pansy card!

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  159. Your pansy is so realistic! It's just gorgeous!

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  160. DELIGHTFUL cards!
    LOVE the onesies, ADORE the pansy, it looks "REAL"!
    Thank You for sharing :)

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  161. The more I see the pansies the more I love!!. Sooo pretty.

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  162. I love the onesie background! Baby cards always get me, they're just too cute.

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  163. Yes the pansy does look so real. What a great way to make a background for the baby card great idea. I have never used Altenew inks maybe I might try them. But I do love all their new stamps so much. Time to shop😊

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  164. Two lovely cards, thanks for sharing.

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  165. Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration

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  166. I love both of these cards. The "baby" Stamp set is very cute and I love the pansy Stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

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  167. Thank you for sharing with us! I really love the pansy card, it makes the color realy pop when its surrounded by white, great job!

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  168. What an adorable baby card! The onesies make such a wonderful background!

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  169. Beautiful cards! Your pansy looks so realistic!

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