Monday, February 16, 2015

ALTENEW February 2015 Blog Hop



  Welcome to Altenew's first 2015 Release Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Kristina Werner's blog. If not,
start here at the beginning and be sure to leave comments along the way to win prizes!

Not yet a year old, this company was launched in April 2014, and has quickly gained
recognition among paper crafters. All stamps are available for purchase in the Altenew store
and for pre-order at Simon Says Stamp.

  I was thrilled with the invitation to join the hop with such a stellar line up! Before I tell you
about the awesome prizes, let me share my cards with you.

 The first uses To the Moon, a unique set with lunar images and an assortment
of coordinating sentiments.


After white embossing the moon and sentiment, I ink distressed over it with
three different Distress inks. I spattered the surface with water and white ink
and finished off the card with some glittery stars.
The next two cards use a flower from Floral Motifs, colored in two different ways.


 For this card, I gold embossed the flower and colored it in with Copics.
I added some watercolored squiggles on the side and finished off with a sentiment
from Birthday Greetings. Isn't that a gorgeous font?


  My last card is an homage to Tasnim and her "no line" watercoloring that she shares
here on You Tube. Please don't stare too closely as I'm still a novice when it comes
to the technique and out of the dozen that I tried, this one looked the best.
The sentiment is also from Birthday Greetings.

Now about those prizes...
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to 
three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

And there's more! I will choose a winner from comments left on this post
and the prize will be two stamp sets of your choice! How awesome is that?

You have until Friday, February 20th, at 11:59pm EST to leave your comments.
You may enter up to two comments:
1. Comment on the project or the stamps.
2. "Like" Altenew on Facebook and let us know.

 The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 21st at 9:00am EST.
Now hop over to Amy's fab blog to see her projects and don't forget to leave comments!
Happy Hopping and Good Luck!


637 comments:

  1. Your cards are wonderful! I am loving the Moon set!!

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  2. Your background for the moon card is beautiful. The moon just shines from it!

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  3. Absolutely love love all your card designs, stunning cards!!!

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  4. I already like altenew on Facebook!!!

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  5. Amazing samples that moon card is awesome

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  6. Beautiful cards. Love the copic coloring.

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  7. Just lovely and versatile. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Love the floral cards! I think your no line watercoloring is beautiful!

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  9. Your cards are beautiful! Love the moon!

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  10. Such pretty cards, Donna! Loving that stellar moon!

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  11. I love your cards...the gold embossing came out so beautifully!

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  12. I already like Altenew on facebook as well :)

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  13. Fun new products and pretty creations!

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  14. I absolutely love that moon stamp, and the way you used it.

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  15. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win. Lovely cards.

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  16. Your cards are lovely Donna and you did a great job with the no line watercolouring! Thanks for the chance to win 😄

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  17. I really like your no line water coloring. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win.

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  18. Your cards are gorgeous, I love these new stamp sets.

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  19. Love the texture of the embossed moon and your flower cards are so pretty!

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  20. You did a wonderful job using these stamp set....
    I like the clean and simple look of your cards.
    Well done

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  21. OH SO pretty Donna! your flowers are awesome!

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  22. I think the Altenew flower stamps are simply the best! I rarely use flower stamps but theirs are gorgeous and when coloured look like fine art, and your cards are a great example of that.

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  23. Your cards are absolutely stunning! I must start following Altenew on FB!

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  24. The moon card is out of this world - how different and cool is that.

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  25. Beautiful CAS cards..First one is fab loved it bit more than other two :)

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  26. Fantastic cards Donna. Love the pretty flowers and the water coloring... the moon is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. I think your no line card is just gorgeous (and I stared for a long time!!)

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  28. I already 'like' Altanew on Facebook. :)

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  29. And I already 'like' on Facebook. :)

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  30. Love it! Your card is "out of this world" Donna! :)

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  31. Love your cards... The new release is so awesome & so are your cards :)

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  32. I love your moon card - beautiful night sky!

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  33. my favorite is the moon card!!! best looking background with that white moon.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  34. Your cards are gorgeous and your no line watercolour looks great to me! The moon stamp is so cool, Altenew has a great release!

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  35. I love how realistic this card is. Beautiful.

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  36. I love how realistic this card is. Beautiful.

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  37. I love these realistic moon. So great cards. Love it

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  38. I love that moon stamp!! And, the flower is beautiful!

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  39. Oh man...that moon stamp! Incredible!! Must have!

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  40. I love all of your cards - they are super great!!!

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  41. Especially love your "Birthday Wishes" card, the beauty is in its simplicity.

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  42. I just knew your cards would be amazing! Your inking and water coloring are incredible...as always! Such beautiful cards, Donna!

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  43. I like how clean and simple your cards are.

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  44. Really beautiful watercolor work. So many beautiful designs in this release.

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  45. Beautiful cards, the moon set is my favourite and your card is so lovely and really shows off the white moon.

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  46. I just love the no line watercolor technique, can't wait to try it!

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  47. I love your moon card, the flower ones are awesome too and I think it's great of you to share that you are learning from other crafters too, the no line watercolour technique is one I am trying to get to grips with, yours looks so way better than mine but I will keep playing til I get it and those stamps are perfect to keep me engaged while I learn :)

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  48. Wow!! So pretty!! Your no-line watercoloring is gorgeous!! And the watercolor squiggles on the gold-embossed card is lovely!!

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  49. All 3 cards are gorgeous. Think I'm gonna have to try that "no line" stamping technique. I've seen it in wire a few blog posts & videos lately. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

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  50. All 3 cards are beautiful, the moon one I think is my favorite though. Already a follower on Facebook :)

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  51. Love your cards and enjoy visiting your blog. The new Altenew release is great!

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  52. I love how realistic the moon stamp looks!

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  53. Three great cards here, and I just love these new stamp sets

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  54. Love all of your cards, gorgeous!!! Beautiful release. :-)

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  55. Love your cards. I love the new vintage stamp set. Thank you for sharing

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  56. Great cards! Also, I love your blog title w/the little umbrellas.

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  57. Love your cards. I love the new vintage stamp set. Thank you for sharing

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  58. I already liked Altenew on Facebook. :-)

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  59. Loving the look of the "no line" watercoloring - definitely out of my comfort zone, but would be so worth trying!

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  60. amazing cards and stamps! thanks for the chance to win :)

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  61. amazing cards and stamps! thanks for the chance to win :)

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  62. Fabulous cards! Love your night sky background and oh my....always love flower cards and your no line coloring is outstanding ♥

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  63. Am already a FB follower of Altenew ♥

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  64. All three cards are so sweet, Donna! Thanks for inspiring me even more with this new release!

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  65. I love all your cards--thanks so much for sharing!!!!

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  66. love the cards and to the moon and back is awesome.

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  67. Your cards are out of this world beautiful!

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  68. All three beautiful cards!! Fabulous inking on that first to create the night sky...that moon is super cool! Love the gold embossing around the flower on your second!!

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  69. I sooo need to get me the Vintage Flowers and the Halftone Hello stamp sets.

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  70. The moon stamp set is so fun and unique. Love your card.

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  71. The moon stamp set is so fun and unique. Love your card.

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  72. And I am also already a follower on FB.

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  73. great cards, love how you made the card with the moon, well done..love it

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  74. amazing and so beautiful card, I love all your designs!

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  75. All of these cards are wonderful! I'm really lovin the To the Moon set- your card is awesome! I also LOVE The Floral Motifs set especially with your no line coloring, it's so beautiful! Thank you so much for your lovely cards :)

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  76. I can't wait to try the layering flower stamps. Those images look like art work

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  77. Lovely cards! I love all things having to do with space and moons and stars so that set is definitely on my list of must haves! Thanks for sharing!

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  78. Beautiful cards Donna! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. Love your pretty cards, especially the second! Wonderful stamps.

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  80. Great projects! Love the simplicity of them!

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  81. Your flowers look wonderful on both cas cards! Nice background technique on the outer space card~

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  82. Love the lunar set. So different and interesting.
    The flowers are so pretty too.
    thanks for sharing

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  83. Gorgeous cards, Donna! Your first one truly resembles the galaxy and I think your no line water coloring is stunning! Love how you colored the flower with your Copics, too! Thanks so much for being part of the hop!

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  84. Beautiful cards. I am loving the Moon set. Such a great idea. I haven't seen another set like it. Thank you for sharing.

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  85. LOVE each one of your projects, Donna! You are PRO in all styles! Perfection!

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  86. Oooh, love your out of this world card!

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  87. also following Altenew on FB. :D Thanks for the chances to win.

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  88. beautiful cards, Donna - love how you used the gold in the first card!

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  89. Love your cards !! So simple and beautiful !!

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  90. I have already liked Altenew on Facebook :)

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  91. I love your cards! Absolutely beautiful. I've not tried the no line watercolor because I'm afraid it won't look as good as yours or Tasnim's! Guess I need to just make myself do it!

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  92. I've liked Altenew on Facebook for a long time :D

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  93. Love the Floral Vintage cards! And the To The Moon card is awesome. Great job!

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  94. Love the first card with the gold embossing!! I liked Altenew on FB too!!!!

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  95. Beautiful cards! I love that the moon stamps look so realistic. Their flowers are super pretty too, I love how you've coloured them.

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  96. To the moon set is gorgeous, it is love at first sight! Thanks for sharing your projects)

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  97. Following Altnew on FB and IG. Love your cards, especially the bokeh effect on the one with the moon stamp. Linda Lipford

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  98. SOOOOO very beautiful! LOVE the watercolor ones - and that first one has an amazing background!!!

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  99. I also already like Altenew on Facebook! :-)

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  100. You did a wonderful job with the no line stamping! I am just getting started on this technique and LOVE IT! Your cards are so pretty! My favorite one is the Birthday card!! TFS!

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  101. Although I love the soft simplicity of the flower cards, my favorite has to be the moon with the awesome dark sky background. Thanks for sharing!! 😀

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  102. Very beautiful cards--especially the one with the gold embossed flower!

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  103. I love what you did with the To The Moon set. I think that is my favorite.

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  104. I love your cards. They are all beautiful. I love the gold embossing and water coloring on the second card. So clean and simple. The colors you used on these cards are beautiful. Great Job!! TFS

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  105. Beautiful watercolor flower. You did a great job with it!

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  106. NEED to get all of these gorgeous stamp sets! Liked on Facebook, following on Facebook AND also following blogs, got to cover all my bases! ;) Fabulous cards Donna, with fantasic designs! Hazel xx

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  107. Beautiful creations! Love the no-line water coloring!

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  108. I love Birthday Wishes, such a beautiful card. Your "no line" watercoloring card is pretty amazing. The moon card reminds me of the saying, "I love you to the moon and back". Birthday Greetings stamps are a winner.

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  109. Love all your cards. The moon card is so cute and I love the watercoloring on your cards.

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  110. Such pretty cards. I need to check out that watercoloring technique.

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  111. Oh WOW your Moon card is amazing WOW you really achieved one outstanding and fabulous look wow you really are an artist. Your flower cards are both so beautiful I love the colors and the beauty of both. You really did outstanding creative jobs featuring the new stamps. YOU so ROCK!!

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  112. Perfect night sky.Beautiful creations.Thanks

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  113. Great cards these stamp sets look wonderful so hope to win one Thanks

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  114. I am really enjoying this new company

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  115. Gorgeous cards! The no line watercoloring is just amazing!

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  116. That To The Moon set is so cool! Love it!! Your no-line watercoloring is gorgeous!!

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  117. I love how simple & stunning your cards are. The new vintage flowers stamp set is amazing! Thanks for sharing your cards with us!

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  118. Wow incredible super fantastic I love all the cards

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  119. Love the moon card, but my fave is your no-outline watercolour! All are terrific!

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  120. I'm heading over to FaceBook, to "like" you there!

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  121. Fabulous designs. Love the CAS flower card.

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  122. Beautiful cards, Donna! I especially love the cards using the Floral Motifs.

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  123. amazing cards!! beautiful and elegant!! =)

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  124. I love the stamp set with the moon images!!!

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  125. Also I am following the Altenew on Facebook

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  126. Love all your cards. My favorite is the watercolor squiggles.

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  127. Ohhhhh. your "no line" watercoloring is brilliant! I'll have to watch that video now!

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  128. Love, love the cards especially the night background and moon...beautifully done, great technique. I am a follower on FB.

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  129. Lovely floral cards--I need to try the no line technique.
    Fabulous moon card!

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  130. All three cards are beautiful! The new Altenew stamps are wonderful.

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  131. I love your no line water coloring :) and you moon card is outstanding.

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