Thursday, 25 May 2017

Altenew May 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello,


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

I used Under the Cherry Blossoms Tree stamp set to create my card. Here's my project:


I stamped the braches with Buttercream Altenew Crisp Die ink. Although the branches overlapped, I didn't use any masking since I was going to colour them up anyway. I laid my base layer with copics and added sharp details with coloured pencils over the copic layer. I list all the colours that used below if you are interested on exact colors I used. 

For the butterflies, I used an older stamp set (which is still one of my all time favourite Altenew stamp sets) and stamped with the same Buttercream ink onto a piece of white card stock. I coloured the butteflies with copics and coloured pencils. I used a piece of foam tape and liquid glue to adhere the butterflies and stamped the sentiment from the same Under the Cherry Blossoms Tree stamp set with black pigment ink. I used pigment ink to ensure good stamping over the coloured images. Here's a close-up of the butterflies. I also stamped a little falling pedals with Peach Perfect Altenew Crisp ink. To finish up my card I adhere da piece of Cherry Wood card stock.



Copics and Polychromous used:
Copics: E000 - Y21 - Y23 - E42 – E40

Polychromos: Ivory (1039, Light Flesh (132), Medium Flesh (131), Pompeian Red (191), Burnt Ochre (187), Cadmiun Orange (111), Raw Umber (180), Walnut Brown (177)

Inks: Buttercream Altenew Crisp Ink
Card Stock: Cherry Wood Altenew Card Stock

PRIZES
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Saturday, June 3rd.

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, June 1st 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 Lisa Spangler. Have fun hopping!


Thanks for stopping by! Have fun hopping!

Marika

204 comments:

  1. Oh your card is so pretty! I love the butterflies on there.

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  2. I love the soft colors you used on your card. just lovely.

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  3. The tree stamp creates a wonderful card.

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  4. I love your use of copic markers here. Very pretty.

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  5. The cherry blossoms are amazing!

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  6. Love the left justified images and the use of white space to highlight the delicate, lovely artwork.

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  7. Wow! Colurs are so soft and delicate. Wonderful card.

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  8. Oh your card is so beautiful and delicate. I love it!

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  9. Totally awesome creations and a gorgeous release!

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  10. You've colored your butterflies just like those we 'bloom' Marika! LOve your gorgeous card, and always-stunning coloring! Miss you like crazy!
    =]

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  11. so pretty, I love the butterflies

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  12. So pretty!!! I love everthing about it....especially the coloring 😊! Thank you.

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  13. As usual .... beautiful Marika!

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  14. What a pretty card! Love everything about it.

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  15. I love the look of softness in your card. Very pretty.

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  16. I love how soft and delicate your card is!! beautiful!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful card!

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  18. This is absolutely stunning! ALWAYS love your work. These colors are beautiful. The coloring and design...breathtaking. Love this ♥

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  19. Your card is beautiful. I like the browns oranges.

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  20. I love the butterflies with the cherry blossoms!!!

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  21. Your card is oh so pretty!! As always, your coloring is stunning!! The butterflies are beautiful!!

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  22. Oh what a lovely card! great job!

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  23. WOW, your coloring is just gorgeous. Love this card:)

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  24. a very pretty card and a gorgeous stamp set!

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  25. Oh My Gosh. What a beautiful card. Amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  26. These branches with flowers and the butterflies is a wonderful sight. Love this card.

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  27. Just stunning - so soft and a perfect background for the butterflies.

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  28. That is a beautiful card!!!

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  29. Just love this card - love the soft colored cherry blossoms with the bolder butterflies - so beautiful!

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  30. Love your soft delicate blossoms. Beautiful colours.

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  31. A lovely card - love the soft colors you used.

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  32. As always another beautiful card.

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  33. Beautiful!! love your coloring!

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  34. Your colouring always make me so happy Marika, what a beautiful card!

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  35. Charming card, love the soft colors!

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  36. Lovely card. I especially like how you used the blossoms in a vertical design. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

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  37. The design of the card and soft colors on the cherry blossom are beautiful!

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  38. Stunning card, awesome job. Thanks for sharing, Nikki

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  39. Such a beautiful and delicate card. Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. Don't have time for the whole hop but I just had to visit your blog cause I knew you would have something amazing - and you DID, what a beautiful card!! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  41. Like the simplicity of this card. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. This is another beautiful card Marika. Love it! And what a really lovely release. I especially love the Budding thanks set and those layering dies!

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  43. Love the CAS design and colors.

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  44. love the colors you chose for your card, Marika - beautiful card!!

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  45. Lovely card! Your coloring is so lifelike.

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  46. Love the cherry wood strip to create the tree trunk! Adds texture to this beautifully stamped and colored card.

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  47. A beautiful card. Using just a few colors makes a striking and interesting picture.

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  48. Very impressed with your beautiful card. The butterflies add a special eye catching treat.

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  49. Awesome!Love the sense of tranquility I get from this card!

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  50. Your card is beautiful....love it

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  51. Just love your color palette, beautiful card.

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  52. I love the texture you've gotten by using colored pencils on top of the copics - a really lovely card!

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  53. What a lovely and serene card. Great color choices too.

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  54. WOW!!! really lovely card!

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  55. Your cards are beautiful. Love the clean and simple look.

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  56. Gorgeous as always! Your colouring is amazing.

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  57. Awesome job on your card, it is so adorable!
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  58. Just beautiful! You are an amazing artist.

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  59. Pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Wow! So soft and beautiful! You really brought Altenew's Cherry Blossoms to life.

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  61. Amazing! The colors you've chosen are so fresh!

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  62. Very pretty! I love the soft colors -- so serene and beautiful!

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  63. Beautiful card, Marika! You created a lovey and peaceful scene.

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  64. Beautiful. I really love the Under the Cherry Blossoms stamp.

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  65. Simply gorgeous as always! You are such an inspiration!

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  66. Delightful card, Marika! I love the soft, dreamy effect you achieved.

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  67. Wow!! Your card is beautiful!!!! I love the soft dreamy effect you created with the copics and colored pencils. Thanks for sharing it!

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  68. Stunning colouring and those butterflies are adorable!

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  69. I miss your videos . You have amazing talent

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  70. This card is breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing. 💗💗💗

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  71. Love your unique and beautiful style. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  72. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is beautiful!

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  73. Thankyou Marika for your beautiful card. Love all the latest release from Altenew.

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  74. What a elegant and beautiful card!

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  75. S-o-o-o pretty! Thanks so much. It's just gorgeous in its simplicity.

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  76. Gorgeous work as always, love your card!!!!

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  77. Simply beautiful! Love the warm colors.

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  78. Very elegant. You colouring is stunning.

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  79. Oh Marika, this is another stunner! Your work is so beautiful and this stamp set is just lovely!

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  80. Gorgeous card! Love the design!

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  81. I love your art! Your cards are always gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!

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  82. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your art.

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  83. Such delicate, artful coloring. Great inspiration.

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  84. the cherry blossoms are
    beautiful.
    Love the added butterflies.
    thanks for sharing.

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  85. Really love the softness of the cherry blossoms!

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  86. Nothing prettier than cherry blossoms in the spring.

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  87. Beautiful card. The colors are so soft.

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  88. Such a delicate and beautiful card!

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  89. Loving the colours you used in your card. Not the expected colours on a floral card and I think that's what makes it stand out. Thank you!

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  90. Wow! What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

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  91. Beautiful card, your amazing coloring makes those cherry blossoms look soft and pretty.

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  92. Your card is so pretty. Love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing...

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  93. i like the soft look of this and the added butterflys.

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  94. A beautiful card...I love your colouring :)
    Cheers,

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  95. There's something magical about your butterflies! Thanks for sharing!

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  96. Such a sweet card with the butterflies!

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  97. Love your card. The delicate soft color tones are beautiful with the stamp.

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  98. Beautiful! I love those cherry blossoms!!

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  99. Cherry blossoms and butterfly!!!

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  100. Absolutely gorgeous. Your colouring is magnificent.

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  101. Your card is amazingly beautiful...love the butterflies.

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  102. Stunningly beautiful card Marika!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  103. Love your colors! I think these colors really bring out the beauty of this stamp set! I love the butterflies too! Truly magnificent! TFS!

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  104. The card is so elegant. I love the colors.

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  105. Love this card. Very unique and beautiful.

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  106. Beautiful Feathery soft coloring on the blooms!

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  107. Beautiful card - your coloring is amazing!

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  108. Beautiful and soft look you created with the cherry blossoms.

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  109. Very beautiful, soft and pretty card. The butterflies look so gorgeous!

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  110. Your card is stunning, I love the natural soft colours that you used and your colouring is beautiful! I wasn't sure if I'd get this stamp set but now that I've seen your card i am going to buy it for sure.

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  111. Beautiful card, love the fluttering butterflies.

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  112. Your card is stunning! I love everything about it.

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  113. Simply breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!

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  114. I agree with Renee, breathtaking!

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  115. What a pretty card! Love the color choices and the addition of the butterflies.

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  116. This is SO beautiful! I love how you did the shadow for depth, too!

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  117. Just gorgeous! So soft and those butterflies are perfection! Such a great release and amazing blog hop! So much talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  118. What a serene and beautiful card!

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  119. Adding the butterflies to the Cherry Blossoms card makes a beautiful scene! Your card is gorgeous!

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  120. Lovely card with the cherry blossoms!

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  121. Such a gorgeous card. This stamp set is my favourite from the release.

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  122. What a beautiful card, love the coloring. Thanks for sharing!

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  123. So pretty! This is the best blog hop!

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  124. Wow so beautiful. This is just so pretty and dainty. Hugs Jo

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  125. So beautiful! Your copic and polychromos coloring is amazing.

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  126. Beautiful delicate card!!

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  127. This release is fantastic. Love the iris and the buds. So pretty

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  128. I don't think my comment worked. I love this release! Especially the buds and the iris!

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  129. I love the soft, beautiful cherry blossoms and the bolder butterflies. This card is simply gorgeous.

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  130. What a sweet delicate card! Love it!

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  131. Such a wonderful butterfly card... the butterflies look so realistic!

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  132. Love the colors and techniques used. Very beautiful and inspirational card.

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  133. Coloring is lovely on this! So serene.

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  134. Gorgeous card Marika. Love the cherry blossom branches... so soft and pretty. The sweet butterfly is perfect.

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  135. Beautiful soft colors and pleasing composition!

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  136. Very pretty with the butterflies and I like your coloring.

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  137. Love your color combo for the cherry blossom branch stamp. Beautiful card. Thanks

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  138. Lovely card. I like how your colors look so natural.

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  139. Those blossoms are so delicate and beautiful, Marika.

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  140. I think your card has convinced me that this stamp set is a must have. Beautiful and beautifully created!

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  141. I love how you coloured the cherry blossoms. Very pretty & elegant card.

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  142. Stunning card. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

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  143. Beautiful work, I really love your work!

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  144. That's just so soft and sweet!

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  145. Wow, I am really impressed with your card! It is stunning! It looks like a photo, not a handmade card. I love that look! I love how you used the butterflies on the cherry blossoms. I want that cherry blossom stamp when I win. When I win that stamp, I could use my butterfly stamp and do what you did. Thanks for letting us see your stunning card and for giving us a chance to win that cherry blossom stamp, which I want.

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  146. Very pretty, simple design. Lovely card.

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  147. I love how soft and delicate your card is. Very beautiful.

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  148. I always look forward to your creations. This time is no exception. You are a true artist. Simply gorgeous!!

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  149. What a lovely delicate card!

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  150. Such a pretty card! And a creative use of the Under the Cherry Blossoms Tree stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

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  151. beautiful work. I just love this card

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  152. As always beautiful coloring. Pretty card. :-)

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