Happy Holidays and Thank you!

by Marika

Hello dear Altenew Friends! It's Marika here and today's post will be my last for the year of 2015. Before we go into my today's project,  I would like to say my big and warm thank you for all of you, who has been so incredibly kind, supporting and encouraging towards my work as part of Altenew Team. Your kind words have given me such strength and enthusiasm to go forward, seek and try out new techniques and more importantly your encouragement has improved my colouring and drawing so much because I always wanted to give the best that I can. I would like to thank everyone of you who has followed me and given a bit of your time to leave me a word of kindness. Thank you.

Firstly, within this first card, I would like to wish all of you Happy Holidays! Please, cherish the time with your loved ones and just relax and enjoy the holidays!

I truly appreciate every single comment left here so to thank for the kindness you've showed me, I would like to say thank you. I really would like to make a thank you card for all of you, but that is just quite impossible. So I made this and I will send it to someone as a thank you to all of you.

AltenewDecember 2

Stamps used: Magnolias for Her and Sentimens and Quotes.


So, I would like to give this away as my appreciation. This measures 15 x 15cm which is about 6 x 6 inches. If you would like to receive this item, please leave a comment on this blog post before the 29th of December. The recipient will be announced soon after. And if you just want to comment but not to participate into drawing, that is totally fine too. :) And I'm having a similar giveaway over at my blog so if you like, be sure to check out that as well. If you are interested to see how I've made this, a few months back I've done a speed-colouring video on a similar project and you can see the video over HERE.

Thank you so much for visiting us today and I wish all of you Happy Holidays! See you in 2016!





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Gunilla December 23, 2015 - 3:07 AM

Your cards are always so artistic with stunning coloring and details.

I would be the happiest woman on the planet if I won this one!

Have a wonderful Christmas/Gunilla

Bev Karolak December 23, 2015 - 5:24 AM

Beautiful cards! Gorgeous colouring! ?

bette December 23, 2015 - 6:05 AM

Just simply breath taking!

Joyce mcintosh December 23, 2015 - 7:10 AM

Your cards are outstanding! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

vicki dutcher December 23, 2015 - 10:07 AM

What a beautiful framed card this would make. Your artistic talent is amazing and I for one, am glad you were chosen by Altenew to design for them.

Diane Hanson December 23, 2015 - 10:46 AM

Marika, I am in awe of designers such as yourself who bring us creative and artfully done cards each day…so, thank you all for the work you do! Your cards are an inspiration and crafting is such a fun creative outlet for me!

Michele F December 23, 2015 - 1:05 PM

Oh Marika! You know I’m one of your biggest fans … LOve your fabulous works of art – each every single one! Altenew and you=a perfectly wonder-filled fit!
=] xx

Denise Bryant December 23, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Lovely cards! Off to have a look at your blog also!

Beverly Jordan December 23, 2015 - 6:30 PM

It is truly a piece of art! Thank you for your kind words but I think I appreciate your inspiration and tutorials on how to use these. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

megan mcdonald December 23, 2015 - 6:48 PM

I have loved watching and looking at your cards. have a great holiday.

glow:) December 23, 2015 - 10:36 PM

wow marika! i have really enjoyed your videos and i am still hoping to learn your self-confidence and of course, your gorgeous techniques and cards.. i hope in 2016 you are still game to keep teaching us your ideas and the like… i loved the chance to learn but it feels like i have narrowed it down a bit whose cards to me are the most helpful.. you are in that number:) thanks so much! sending so much love… and stay safe and look forward to many more gr8 memories:) dont forget to walk down memory lane together with someone especially if you can reminisce the happy moments that are all built up of the present.. which is today:) sending love… and c u soon!

Karen Mills December 24, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Your cards are so beautiful, I would love to receive one of your cards.

laura mm December 25, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Your cards are beautiful and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

Kari D December 25, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Love your BEAUTIFUL work! Thank you for sharing your artistry and creativity. Love how you see beyond the stamp!

Mimi R December 27, 2015 - 2:33 AM

This is absolutely beautiful!

Julie Blake December 28, 2015 - 2:49 AM

Thank you for all you have shared in 2015, and I look forward to the new year and what is to come. I am crossing my fingers for more video tutorials. You are quite the artist my girl!
Thank you – Julie

Helen Gullett December 28, 2015 - 11:07 PM

Wow!!! Both cards are gorgeous! Love the monochromatic magnolia!

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