Friday, 5 April 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway


My post is a little later than normal today as I am joining Altenew to celebrate their 5th anniversary as part of their blog hop  you should have come to me from the awesome Laurie Willison but if you missed the first part of the hop, head to the blog hop main page at Altenew and start again as you can win prizes by leaving comments too including a gift certificate to spend in our store!


Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:





Be sure to leave comments by 12th April 2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs on the hop and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 20th April 2019.



So, now for my projects - I decided to go floral for a change as Altenew do so many beautiful floral sets.  


For my first card I used the fabulous Nature Snippets set and the first time I stamped out all the circles I noticed that if you arranged them in a specific order, you could line up the "branches" so it looks as though each circle is a snapshot taken along one continuous branch.   I stamped them using inks from the newly released colour sets (Lapis Lazuli, Golden Sunset and Spring Bouquet) and used a black fine liner to add some dotted details to the bloom centres.


The sentiment comes from Shades of Friendship and I used that also to create a fun accent panel down the side of my DL card.  I inked a strip of white with the yellow I'd used in the flowers and then used the green to stamp the hexagon patterns randomly and overlapping, sometimes as second generation, to get a grungy feel.

For my second card I wanted to do some marker colouring so selected a gorgeous big bloom from an older set - Engagement Wishes and set about colouring it with markers from the Set D  and Set E which I just love.


I coloured the bloom then cut it with the co-ordniating die and set it aside whilst I worked on my background.  I die cut the Striped Leaf Cover Plate die from green card and then trimmed out a strip so there was still some white space on the card,

The darker leaf behind the bloom is taken from the Hibiscus Garden 3D die set and was cut from dark green card and then part embossed with Rose Gold Embossing Powder to provide some highlights and to tie it into the colours in the bloom centre which were also highlighted with glitter.


For the sentiment I used the Simply Hello Die and stacked a couple in white for dimension before colouring ombre style using the same markers I coloured the bloom with again to tie the project together.

I hope you've found something to inspire your creativity and are now ready to hop on to Gayarti Murali who will have more fabulousness awaiting you. 

You can find everyone taking part in the hop by following the links below:


 
Happy Hopping and Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

Tara

171 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards, especially love the purple and green combination.

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  2. Lovely cards. Really like the tall card with branches

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  3. Cool cards - the tall one is so unique - love how you featured Altenew goodies! Happy Birthday Altenew!

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  4. Your Hello card is my favorite...the colors are striking

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  5. A great set of cards, Tara! Love the background die cut on ! Adds amazing interest! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this lovely set of cards!

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  7. Nice cards and awesome coloring! Loving this release!

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  8. Congrats to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary!!!

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  9. Great coloring and love the circle idea!

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  10. Loved the circle card especially the layout of the climbing vine very nice...
    the second with the large flower is stunning great color.
    well done and tfs

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  11. Love that long, skinny card, I always think they are so cute, but the flower you colored is amazing!

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  12. Great card ideas. Love the circles that get smaller.

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  13. Both cards are gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration! So creative.

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  14. Wow two gorgeous cards, I really love the first one, perfect for spring!!

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  15. Absolutely stunning coloring, gorgeous card!

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  16. Beautiful work. I cannot wait to get my new order from altenew. Your design and techniques are amazing.

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  17. Great cards Tara! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy anniversary to Altenew!

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  18. Beautiful set of cards! I like the tall card a lot, simple yet super pretty! :)

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  19. Such lovely cards... thank you for the inspiration.

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  20. Elegant style, just love it....thank you for sharing your talent

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  21. Your cards are lovely! Altenew has the BEST floral stamps! Happy 5th Birthday to Altenew!!!

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  22. That strip down the side of the first card is so inventive. I also love the picture broken up among the circles. I'm going to have to try that! Great job!

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  23. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the amazing artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

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  24. Both are beautiful but that 1st one, Wow. Love the circle idea. Awesome

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  25. I like the stacked circle effect!

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  26. Cute Ideas! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  27. Unique cards! Love the circle one. Great idea!

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  28. Beautiful cards, especially love the long card with the circles. So pretty and fresh.

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  29. HELLO...I love both of your cards! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  30. It's so fun to discover new (to me) crafters on these bloghops, I'm glad to have seen your work Tara! Isn't Nature Snippets the most adorable set for spring? Hooray for Altenew at 5!

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  31. Love both but the blue one with the bird and delicate flowers is so lovely

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  32. I like the friends card with the varying floral circles, very unique! HB to Altenew!

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  33. A-maze-ing! I love your work and the cards you’ve made for this hop! Just gorgeous! TGS!

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  34. Beautifully crafted cards!

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  35. Clever way to use the die. Just a strip!

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  36. I loved the tall card and the use of die on second one.

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  37. Love the card made with Nature Snippets stamp set, beautiful orchids and great colour choice. Love how the image follows from one circle to another. Great design, could be used with a variety of sentiments and occasions.

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  38. I love birds and your first card is super nice and the second card is so elegant.

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  39. Love both the cards,nature snippets is one of my fave stamps from Altenew, love your take on it.

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  40. Love both cards and they are just beautiful, the colors are great, and the your design perfect. Congrats to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary!!

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  41. Love both cards! Beautiful work.

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  42. Inspiring, beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing on Altenew's 5th Anniversay.

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  43. I love both of your beautiful cards. Older designs and newer designs work together well with Altenew products.

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  44. Pretty cards! Altenew has some of the best floral products!

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  45. Lovely, unique cards. Gorgeous colors.

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  46. Stunning cards! love Altenew florals!

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  47. Pretty cards! I especially love the second one.

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  48. Love that first card. Very clever. Will have to try it myself
    Thank you for sharing

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  49. both cards are beautiful, so inspiring..
    hugs

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  50. Gorgeous cards, Tara. Love the combination of ink colours you've used in the first card - really pretty.

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  51. That is a great way to use that first set-possibly my favorite card for this set. I really like that die cut panel on your second card. Great job!

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  52. Clever you lining up those stems in the circles on the first card. I really like the colors you used on the second card. Both card are lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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  53. I love your high lites card and the hibiscus..yumm

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  54. Beautiful cards and I love the soft look of the first card. Great job!

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  55. Beautiful florals,particularly loved the last card and the colors! Amazing! Thanks Altenew for the bloghop!

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  56. Oh so pretty! That purple pops and the long card is frameable and feels like could be vintage. Love them both so much!

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  57. Love both cards. But have to admit the hello card is my favorite as it is so striking. Love the colors.

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  58. Really enjoying your hello card. Those colors are beautiful. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  59. I loved how you created your first card!

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  60. Both of your cards are so pretty. I love how you arranged the stems on the first card to look like the same plant. So clever!! I love the colors you used on your second card. The ombre sentiment is the perfect addition. Great inspiration, thank you.

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  61. Beautiful cards! I love how you coloured the flower and such a great choice of colour!

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  62. Love the coloring you did on the second card. Both are beautiful!

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  63. Beautiful cards. I really like the circle one.

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  64. Thanks for sharing your creatvity

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  65. love the tall card and the way the pictures climbs up the card and is spotlighted at the same time. Fabulous idea!!!

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  66. Really beautiful cards Tara.

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  67. I like your crafty idea of using the circles as a window into the very spring like nature snippets stamps. Beautiful color rendering of your flower!
    Thank you for sharing your art!

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  68. I love your second card! Great color!

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  69. Very pretty cards...both were lovely. Thank you so much for sharing your work today. Altenew has such a great team giving us beautiful samples....love it....time to hop now.

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  70. Love the hello card. The other is lovely, but the hello card calls me. Beautiful colours. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  71. Wow, both of your cards are stunning! I really thought that both of them were so unique! I have not seen either set used this way and I am so glad I found your blog! Thanks for showing us these stunning cards and for celebrating with Altenew's fifth birthday! Yeah!

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  72. Beautiful cards. Hard to pick which one is my favorite. The purple floral is innovative using negative die cut space, but there is something about the tall card with the peek a boo circles that appeals to me. Perhaps it is the fresh spring colors. Good job all around.

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  73. Such beautiful cards! Love your designs.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  74. Your cards are so beautiful! Love the last one best; the colors really speak to me.

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  75. Beautiful colors and designs. I am especially loving the one with the bird for spring!

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  76. Very nice cards. I really like the gradient coloring on the hello

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  77. What stunning creations!! Your first card is so fun!!

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  78. Yes, I've been wanting to buy Engagements stamp set and great to see you use it on your beautiful card. Thank you.

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  79. Both are gorgeous! But that purple one! WOW!!!!

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  80. Lovely cards!! Your cherry blossom looks like my backyard. Love it!

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  81. Great cards! I am particularly taken with the large beautifully coloured flower. The touches of gold in the centre of it & on the leaves take it to another level. Thanks.

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  82. I love the design of your first card with the circles and images. You flower is beautiful in the second card!

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  83. Wow, so pretty! I love how you created the circles to highlight the flowers and kept the flowers white

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  84. Love the colors in your Hello card. Happy Anniversary Altenew

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  85. i like the different size card

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  86. Gorgeous! I really love the use of the striped leaf cover die as the background for the flower. Thanks for sharing and congrats to Altenew!

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  87. Lovely cards Tara. Love those circles with the flowers and bird... the soft blue is so pretty... the leaf plate is a nice background to the gorgeous purple flower. Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

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  88. I love the circles and how you lined up the branches in each of them. This is like a window effect. So clever. Thank you for sharing your art.

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  89. Love the card with "Natures Snippets"... and the friendship theme. So beautiful!
    Happy Anniversary, Altenew!

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  90. Such beautiful cards! I’m enjoying all the inspiration on the hop to celebrate along with Altenew on their 5th anniversary!

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  91. I haven't used my Natures Snippets set yet, and I love your design idea for it. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards!

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  92. I just got my Nature Snippets set and need to try this. So cool!

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  93. Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! Great cards and I love the branch technique!

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  94. I love flowers and especially the colors that were chosen. I love looking at cards for inspiration.

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  95. Beautiful cards!! Love the sweet details!

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  96. Stunning cards. Happy 5th Anniversary!

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  97. Beautiful cards! I'm loving the Nature's snippets card. You're right, the branches do line up. I wonder if that was intentional. Very pretty!

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  98. Both cards are wonderful! The cascading masked circles are a fun design element. The second card leaf die in the background really caught my attention. Thanks for some new design ideas!

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  99. Unique designs and lovely cards!

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  100. Nature Snippets is one of my favourite Altenew sets and I love the card you made with it - stunning!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  101. Your designs are beautiful. I love how the circles lined up and worked great with the stamp set and thank you for sharing how you came up with the idea. Happy Birthday Altenw

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  102. Thanks for your inspiration Tara! Love Altenew products!

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  103. Beautiful cards, love the use of the cover die. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us.

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  104. Two beautiful cards !
    The first one is my favourite, so elegant and friendly.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and for sponsoring this inspiring, festive blog hop !
    Spring greetings from Belgium.

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  105. Really beautiful cards. I love the technique you used on the first card. Very unique.

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  106. Your card is so beautiful. I'm a big ombre fan and you made it work so elegantly. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  107. stunning cards - love the designs:)

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  108. The extra effort to line up the stems
    of the vine is a great idea. Love the
    partial use of the cover die. thanks
    for sharing two great cards.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. I love how you positioned everything in the first card, so delightful! And the second is gorgeous, great ombre effect on the die cut!

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  110. Gorgeous cards, the first one super clever and the second one super stunning. I love how you positioned the stamps on your first card it looks like a branch behind open circles. Your second card has such great colour scheme and the flower is so stunning, it's awesome.
    Thank you for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party and for the stunning prize contribution.

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  111. Very pretty card , love the purple .

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  112. Very different use of the stamps. Love the circles. Interesting!

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  113. Marisela Delgado said: Cute card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  114. Just lovely! Thanks for sharing your talent

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  115. Beautiful cards! The first one is wonderful how it’s a non traditional size, and the florals and color on the second one are beautiful!

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  116. I love your blue card especially. It is so sweet and delicate!

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  117. Awesome cards! Love the circular one---I had not noticed that there is a pattern there! So simple, so pretty. And your second card is stunning. Such a beautiful rose color and that shade of green you chose for the leafy strip really sets it off so well!

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  118. Pretty cards. I like the large flower.

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  119. You're cards are so pretty! I especially love how you lined up the circle stamps to create a scene. TFS!

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  120. Very different card, loved the circles, and the colour combo on the flower!

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  121. Fabulous cards! Love your colors and wonderful style.

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  122. WONDERFUL cards!
    LOVE your SWEET friends card, the tall design peeking at the tree through the round windows is so creative and cheery!
    ADORE your STUNNING hello card, the flower and colouring is GORGEOUS, the design a DELIGHT!
    Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  123. What a brilliant idea with the Nature Snippet stamp set. Gorgeous!!!!

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  124. Two beautiful but totally different cards using the floral images.

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  125. Both cards are wonderful - but I especially love the first card. I got that set recently myself and I love how you used them - great colour choices too!

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  126. Wow! Your cards are beautiful. Your color choices are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  127. Love your cards! Very skilled coloring. :) Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

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  128. Beautiful cards. I really love that first one, I haven't seen one like that before.

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  129. Such pretty cards! Nice coloring ❤.

    ~ Priyanka Kantak

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  130. I love both cards, but that first one is my favorite! The layout is really very eye-catching! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards with us!

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  131. Great card designs! I really like the first one featuring the Nature Snippets stamp set. They're such beautiful images and I love how you've lined them up!

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  132. two amazing samples. Just gorgeous.

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  133. Fabulous cards! Love your colors and wonderful style..Thanks for sharing!!

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  134. Both cards are stunning. Anyone would be overjoyed to receive either one.
    Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew.

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  135. Yet another fab idea for the leaf background die. And the first card is so sweet. Kudos

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  136. Two very pretty cards. I love the circles card the best.

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  137. So unique-love the tall card with the nature snippets!!

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  138. These are such great cards. My favorite is the first one. I love that stamp set, and the colors you chose are perfect. I also am really enjoying seeing some differently sized cards recently. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  139. Beautiful cards. Love the way you lined up the images in the first card. Congrats to Altenew on completing 5 years. Wishing them many more years of success.

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  140. Your cards are so very beautiful and inspiring!

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  141. Lovely cards, and I love the non-traditional shape of the first one!

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  142. Beautiful cards! Love that second one with the gorgeous flower!

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  143. Just lovely. A new look for a standard theme. Thanks for sharing.

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  144. Beautiful cards!! I love the way you lined up the branches and circles.

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  145. What a great selection of creative ideas. Thank you.

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  146. These cards are very lovely!
    The bird card is just so pretty with those Spring colors!
    Thank you for sharing such beautiful art!

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  147. Very beautiful cards!! I love the purple colors on the last one. Very nice!!

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  148. Really beautiful and creative cards! I love the nature circles and the placement as well as the long shape of the card!

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  149. I love how these are different themes but still so beautiful!

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  150. I really liked both projected you made! Especially the card!

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  151. Oooh I'm loving the blue hues and the lovely spring look! Do you think the arrangement of the branch was intentional on Altenew's part?? It would make a nice bookmark!

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  152. I like your pretty card designs.

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  153. Beautiful designs and quite imaginative use of the stamps in your vertical card, love it! Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!

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  154. Two beautiful cards! Many thanks for added Altenew inspiration!!

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  155. so cool about the branches lining up. I just liked the way you placed them. then I noticed the link between each circle.

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