Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + VIDEO


Hello and Welcome to the Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop! I'm so excited to join this hop!!! I hope you came from amazing Svitlana Shayevich but if not, please check the full blog hop list in the bottom of this post.
I made four cards using new amazing stamp sets for today’s Blog Hop.




For my first card, I used gorgeous roses from Forewer and Always stamp set. I stamped the images with clear embossing ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed it with Altenew Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder and colored the images with Gansai Tambi watercolors.






A detailed process of this card you can watch here on this post or in HD at my YouTube channel. 




Thank you so much for watching!







My second card with beautiful Birds of a Feather stamp set. I wanted to make the bird more realistic, so I stamped the layers of the bird and little branch with Altenew inks, and then colored with my polychromos pencils.



I especially like how realistic this branch looks. For the background, I blended  Altenew Rocky Shore inks on a white piece of paper and splattered with water.






My third card with beautiful Wings of Hope stamp set. I love the tender images from the set, and especially I love the sentiments. 

I decided to make a patterned background with this stamps. First, I stamped the flowers and the leaves on a white piece of paper using Altenew Blush, Lavender Fields and Morning Frost inks.


And then, I stamped some images with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with Altenew Golden Peach Crisp Embossing Powder.






My last card is absolutely clean and simple. I stamped stitched layers from Sewn with Love stamp set using Altenew Red Cosmos set of inks and green inks on a white piece of paper. After that, I've added some lines using bone folder and scoring board to make my card more interested look.










Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, February 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/16/2018.


Giveaway:

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online storeOne lucky winner will be announced on 2/15/2018 on this post.

Next up in the hop is Sandra Dietrich.


Don't forget to leave a comment for prizes and a giveaway. Thank you so much for stopping by!



Laura Bassen

The winner of $30 Gift Certificate is Regina Sagitullina!
Congratulations Regina! Please write at winner@altenew.com by 2/28/2018 with the subject line Altenew February 2018 Release Blog Hop Winner from Kristina's blog.




SUPPLIES:
If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you).

135 comments

  1. Wow... that bird steals the show! Beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful cards...Love the bird card very much..Pencil shading adds more beauty...

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  3. Yep! The bird is absolutely stunning.

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  4. Love all of your cards, especially that gorgeously realistic-looking bird!

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  5. That top floral card.... wow. It's simply stunning.

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  6. The bird card is tremendous! I think I saw it move... it's just Wow! I'm having talent envy!

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  7. Beautiful cards and a great use of the new colors. A great release.

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  8. What pretty cards. Love the no-line technique

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  9. all wonderful cards, Kristina - but the bird one is my absolute favorite!!

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  10. oh. my. goodness. I love your bird. you need to make a video of that one. great job, tfs.

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  11. wow your cards are so pretty - LOVE LOVE your sweet bird card:)

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  12. That first card is stunning! It is so soft and beautiful....it really makes me want to practice my watercoloring right now!

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  13. Just beautiful. I love the stitched stamps and the flower layers. Just lovely.

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  14. Wow your cards are so beautiful! Love the sweet little bird one! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wow! That colouring to turn the bird image from a solid style to a detailed, realistic one is amazing!

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  16. Great cards. I like how you added the color pencils to the birds.

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  17. Super beautiful cards!! Fantastic coloring on the bird!! Amazing! Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us :)

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  18. Beautiful cards! Love them all so much.

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  19. So many stunning cards. Love the first one with the Golden Peach EP. You did an amazing job coloring the bird. Looks so different from the stamped image. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Your shading on your bird is fabulous!!

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  21. Such a beautiful group of cards!!!

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  22. I love seeing inspiration with watercolors. Thank you all really lovely cards. The bird set just rocks this time.

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  23. Altenew has done it again! What a wonderful release with beautiful sentiments and my favourite Sewn With Love stamp and die set. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

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  24. Love your beautiful cards.

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  25. Beautiful cards! That bird card is absolutely amazing!

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  26. The cards are just beautiful. The new Altenew stamp sets are outstanding-and those new ink sets-yum!

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  27. Your cards are amazing ! The coloring of the bird is incredible, I love it !

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  28. Beautiful coloring. The bird is amazing!

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  29. The Forever and Always floral card is such a classic, but the bird steals my heart. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful variety of cards from this new release!

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  30. 4 beautiful cards! Wowza!!! I especially love the bird one and the rustic feel of the card and the blended background!

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  31. Such gorgeous cards. Love the colors.

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  32. Loving all the new products!

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  33. Wow, gorgeous cards, and awesome coloring on the bird too!

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  34. These cards are stunning! A lot of work colouring!

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  35. Swoon! I am in love with the first floral card! Your watercoloring is gorgeous! All of your cards are amazing! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  36. Beautifully shaded colouring. I am loving the bird card - sweet and warm!

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  37. Very beautiful cards !! the coloring is awesome

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  38. I love how you coloured that bird! It looks so realistic like a puffed out feathery bird! I especially like the water colouring on the roses... I wasn’t so sure about this stamp set but your card sold me!

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  39. All beautiful but the bird is my favorite. Sensational details using your pencils. Wow!

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  40. Such pretty cards! The bird looks so real!

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  41. Great work Kristina - so many great ideas

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  42. Your presentations are beautiful! I love how your Wings of Hope card turned out! The color combinations are gorgeous!

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  43. I love the colored pencil additions to your Birds of a Feather card! All of your cards are stunning!

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  44. Beautiful cards. I love the detail on the bird, such great coloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Gorgeous cards! Love the softness of the first and third cards; and oh that bird is simply stunning! ♥

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  46. Oh !!! That bird... stunning!

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  47. Such amazing cards. Just love the soft colours and splatter on your first. thank you for sharing.

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  48. Such amazing cards. Just love the soft colours and splatter on your first. thank you for sharing.

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  49. These are all sooooo gorgeous!!! Love the colors you used on all of these!

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  50. All of these are beautiful, but I especially love the one created from the Forever And Always stamp set. That is my favorite from all this great Altenew release.

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  51. Lots of cards and all very beautiful. thanks for sharing them!

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  52. All of the cards were beautiful but the detail you put in the bird was awesome. That's one of my favorite stamp sets.

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  53. Gorgeous cards!! Love the realism of the bird!!

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  54. Super beautiful cards Kristina. Gorgeous colouring.

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  55. Such beautiful cards :) Love this release from Altenew.

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  56. I love your cards they are wonderful. What a beautiful release from Alternew. Thanks

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  57. Simply stunning cards! A lovely release and you showcased them so well.

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  58. Wowza Your creations are jaw droppingly gorgeous. Hugs Jo

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  59. Very pretty cards! I especially love that birdie.
    Simple, but so elegant.

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  60. Awesome release! Forever and Always is a wonderful set! Thank you for the inspiration :)

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  61. Gorgeous creations! Your bird is Amazing, thanks for the video!

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  62. I love all of the new ideas!

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  63. Lovely cards you created. My favorite is the one with the bird.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  64. Very pretty cards! I agree with everyone that the bird is simply stunning with the color and shading.

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  65. Beautiful cards. The Forever and Always stamp set is gorgeous, and your coloring is exquisite.

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  66. This is such a great release! Thanks for sharing your cards with us!

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  67. Your cards are so beautiful! I absolutely love this new release. My favorite is sewn with love!

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  68. Love ur bird card. Very nice. Great cards!

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  69. Very nice, I love the new release and your project. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. All your cards are lovely! What a wonderful release!

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  71. Your cards are beautiful. I loved watching you paint that first background.I would not have thought to do it like that but I love and want to give it a go! TFS

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  72. Like the background with some images embossed... nice choice of colors...

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  73. Gorgeous cards and beautiful colours. Thank you for your video tutorial of the stunning first card.

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  74. OMG ! The bird is sooooooo pretty ! And the background of the bird card is very beautiful, too. TFS.

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  75. Really gorgeous cards! Thanks!

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  76. Your cards are SO beautiful, but oh, my goodness, that BIRD!!! The details you added - just stupendous!

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  77. WOW! Beautiful Design, use of color...Great Work of Art! Well Done! Great Job!

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  78. Another amazing release from Altenew! Just beautiful. Love that first card, the peach is a yummy color

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  79. this is a great release and your cards are wonderful. thanks as always for sharing.

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  80. Wow! Such beautiful work. The embroidery card is beautiful an the floral card is amazing. However, your work on the bird card is stunning. I love the reality of it all.

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  81. I am in awe of how beautiful you made that bird - all of your cards are absolutely lovely!

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  82. So lovely, all of them. I am impressed by the detail on the bird, and the roses has me holding my breath! I am saving the video for my bedtime treat, but I hope to learn something new. (I might have to go to bed extra early tonight!!) Thank you.

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  83. These are so gorgeous - every one!! I love the video and see your incredible talent with color.

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  84. Your cards are beautifully done!

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  85. Wow Kristina, your cards are stunning. The bird card IS gorgeous, no doubt about that. I really enjoyed the video and the roses could not be more BEAUTIFUL, your water colouring is top notch! Beautiful work all around.

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  86. Wonderful cards, wonderful release. So much to choose from again. Altenew is once again a winner.

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  87. Your cards are gorgeous, love your stamped background of flowers and leaves!

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  88. Such a Pretty Bird! and the Background is lovely using the Wings of Hope set:))

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  89. Your cards are absolutely delightful and gorgeous! Beautiful each one!

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  90. Beautiful cards! Love the gorgeous bouquets on your first card! Lovely colors!

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  91. You are an amazing artist! The detail you added to the bird stamp is so beautiful! The water coloring tutorial was so nice to see.

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  92. I love the vintage feel of the first card and the colouring of the bird is amazing! All gorgeous!

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  93. So enjoyed all your cards. The colours were so lovely.
    Very taken with your style. You highlighted the beauty of this stamp and die release.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  94. These cards are just gorgeous! The new release is great! Your bird is amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  95. Thank you so much for the inspiration and I just love how you brought the bird to life. You are so talented. You inspire me.

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  96. Great cards. I love what you did with the bird set. I plan on buying this set, so maybe I'll try this to see if I can learn something new. Thank you for helping me "think outside the box".

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  97. All of your projects are very pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  98. Your cards are so beautiful!

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  99. What exquisite cards! I am in awe of your coloring--these are truly works of art. Thanks for sharing them.

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  100. I think I said this on instagram, but I stand by it: I wouldn't have thought this was the same bird stamp if you hadn't mentioned it. I'm in awe of how you managed to add so much depth and detail onto the base graphic. And your other cards are stunning too. I love your style; thank you for sharing it with us!

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  101. Amazing cards with incredible detail. I love the softness you bring to each card - heavenly.

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  102. Beautiful cards! The bird card is incredible!

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  103. Wow! That bird is amazing. You are a true artist.

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  104. All of your cards are amazing! But, that bird is simply stunning! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  105. Soft and lovely roses with Forever and Always. The bird is a stunner and has to take Birds Of A Feather Hop Card! Sewn With Love is still my favourite and you can do much with this set. Thanks so very much for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  106. This is a breathtaking quartet of cards! My favorite is the first one! Total perfection in my opinion! The coloring is divine and the placement of the images is lovely! TFS!

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  107. Beautiful cards! The bird is gorgeous!

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  108. That is the most amazing beautiful colored pencil I've seen (and the branch is awesome too). What a wonderful, knock out, job!

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  109. Your cards are beautiful and so inspiring!

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  110. Love all your cards. The watercolored rose and the colored pencil details on your bird. Gorgeous!

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  111. I love what you've done with the bird! Most beautiful colouring I have seen sofar

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  112. Beautiful cards!! These definitely have such a wonderfully artistic touch! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  113. Love your cards .. thanks for the video I enjoyed watching it...

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  114. Lovely cards. The first one is my favorite, just love how you colored it.

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  115. Pretty cards, thanks for sharing!

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  116. Your watercoloring amazes me - you've really brought the images to life! Beautiful cards! Thanks for participating on the hop today!

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  117. All your cards are stunning! And you do beautiful coloring!

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  118. Your coloring on the bird is so realistic! Beautiful work!!!

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  119. Each one of your cards are beautiful but Always and Forever is my favorite one, hands down. I am just in love with that card.Thank you so much for allowing me the pleasure of enjoying it's beauty

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  120. Stunning cards! Love the embossed flowers and the colors on this one. The third one is so simple and elegant. Gorgeous colors. Sewn with love - this card reminds me of my aunt and how she would sit for hours at a time, cross stitching - She would have loved this card. The bird card is my favorite - It just seems to come to life - Amazing!

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  121. Beautiful cards, bird so natural looking, great work.

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  122. Your cards are beautiful. The roses are so soft and elegant, simply lovely.

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  123. The golden peach embossing powder is beautiful. Love the watercolotring.

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  124. Your cards are amazing. Love all your fabulous designs and beautiful colors!

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  125. The peach embossing powder is beautiful! Gorgeous cards!

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  126. Love all your cards - they are beautiful. Your coloring/painting is amazing!!

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  127. Absolutely gorgeous cards!! The colours in your first card are soft yet stand out. And that golden crisp peach EP has been added to my wishlist thanks to this card. As beautiful as all these cards are your bird card steals the show. The detail you coloured just brought it to life. And those branches too! Amazing!!

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  128. I like your take on coloring the bird. Definitely makes the stamp more versatile. Great job!

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  129. Omg your bird card is amazing- the colours and background are perfect .

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