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.

GIVEAWAY!!

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!

Hugs,

Marika

 

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Sindhu December 22, 2015 - 9:09 AM

Oh my God!! That colouring! I haven’t seen anything better than that! I would be absolutely delighted if i won the giveaway!
Thanks for the give away! Happy Holidays to you!

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Holly Saveur December 22, 2015 - 9:09 AM

Thanks for all your inspiration..LOVE your style..in love with the first card!

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Vicki F December 22, 2015 - 9:11 AM

I would love to win this so I can try to imitate it! Lovely as always!

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Fran Gibson December 22, 2015 - 9:14 AM

Thank you for the inspiration you have given us this year. Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with joy and creativity.

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Debbie Peysen December 22, 2015 - 9:14 AM

Thanks for all sharing your talent with us. I have learned so much from you. I love the two cards. I love simple cards. Happy Holidays

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Diana Weldon December 22, 2015 - 9:26 AM

Your coloring is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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Beth Holt December 22, 2015 - 9:29 AM

Beautiful creations!

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Maria Rodriguez December 22, 2015 - 9:38 AM

OH MY GOODNESS, MARIKA!!!!! THIS CARD IS STUNNING, HOW SWEET AND GENEROUS OF YOU TO OFFER IT AS A GIFT.
I’VE ALWAYS ADMIRE YOUR INCREDIBLE TALENT, YOU HAVE HELPED ME IMPROVE IN MY COLORING TOO, I’M SO VERY LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND YOU!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR OF AMAZING CARDS, I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER YEAR OF BEAUTIES FROM YOU.
WARM HOLIDAY WISHES FROM THE RODRIGUEZ FAMILY TO YOURS.

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Jeanie L December 22, 2015 - 9:38 AM

Your colouring skills are amazing. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards!

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Peggy Pride December 22, 2015 - 9:44 AM

Thanks to you and the others at Altenew. I love the posts and love the products. Happy Holidsys?

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Amber McGary December 22, 2015 - 9:47 AM

This is absolutly stunning. You are so very talented!

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Keeway Tsao December 22, 2015 - 9:57 AM

Absolutely gorgeous cards! Thank so much for the opportunity win this stunning work of art. Thank you Marika and the rest of the Altenew team for sharing such beautiful projects and inspiring everyone. I wish all of you happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

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Pai Meng December 22, 2015 - 10:10 AM

Marika, you do amazing work! you’ve earned all the nice comments!

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Betty December 22, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Always watch your videos and your marvelous talent in water coloring – would love to be your winner and would treasure your card – thanks for sharing

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Carol Monteleone December 22, 2015 - 10:27 AM

You do such amazing work. Your video are so unbelieveable.

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Carol Monteleone December 22, 2015 - 10:29 AM

You do such amazing work. Your cards are beautiful.

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Sabrina Radican December 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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Harriet December 22, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Marika, I would dearly love to win a card made by you. More importantly, you have inspired me to unlock creativity I wasn’t aware I have. For this and you many beautiful cards I thank you.

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Cindy H. December 22, 2015 - 10:39 AM

Gorgeous cards, Marika! I would so love to win a card from you. What a wonderful present that would be!!

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Melissa Friedrich December 22, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Beautiful cards, love your creative inspiration you share on your blog! Thanks for the generous giveaway too

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conil December 22, 2015 - 10:57 AM

You don’t need to include me in the giveaway, but I did need to tell you how much your extraordinary skill and talent has inspired me. There have been so many times this year that I’ve simply been stopped dead in my tracks by a card you’ve posted. Usually, I’ve spent quite a bit of time just staring in wonder at your gorgeous work. The two new, beautiful cards are simply another example of your meticulous attention to detail…what a difference it makes in the end product. It’s always a joy to see that you’ve posted a card. Eagerly, I haunt you blog to see what you’re up to.
I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays and a most splendid and prosperous New Year.

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Barbara December 22, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Your detailed work shows simplicity and class.

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Sally Stapleton December 22, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Hi, I am quite new to Altenue but love all your stamps, I have a few but can’t wait to get my hands on some more. Happy Christmas to you all from England. X

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LauraJane:) December 22, 2015 - 11:50 AM

The snow topped pine bough is almost chilly, Marika! It looks so real:) I’m in awe of your tone on tone frames:) Thank you for your inspiration!
Ditto to what Conil writes above.
Have a Merry Christmas!

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Kathy H December 22, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Thank you Marika! I’d love to have one of your beautiful cards so I could study it!

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Marilyn Jensen December 22, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Dear Marika, I have enjoyed watching you carefully color these beautiful stamps- which are perfect for your talent! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful talent with all of us!

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Louise Fox December 22, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Marika, I would like to also echo the other comments of how inspiring you coloring is for me. I have learned so much from watching your videos! Blessings to you for sharing your talents with us.

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Debbie Vasel December 22, 2015 - 1:07 PM

Yes, please include me in the drawing.
Your work is magnificent!

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Myrle December 22, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing with us.

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TaeEun December 22, 2015 - 2:52 PM

Two gorgeous cards again, Marika! Love your coloring! Thank you for sharing!
Have happy holidays, too!

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Clelie December 22, 2015 - 3:03 PM

I still say your artwork should be framed and shown in a Fine Arts Gallery! Would love to be added to your giveaway drawing and if I were so blessed to be the winner…it will be framed and hung! :) Merry Christmas to you and yours…thanks so much for all the joy and inspiration you have shared with us all!

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Aileen Ryan December 22, 2015 - 3:06 PM

wow Marika, this is the most amazing looking card. You have inspired me so much this year with the beautiful creations you have made. Each card a mini masterpiece. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I look forward to seeing more creations from you in the New Year.

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Angelique V. December 22, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Thank you for sharing your work. I have been inspired, encouraged and motivated by your talent and creativity.

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Sandra Kustić Uzur December 22, 2015 - 4:07 PM

Wonderful card. Love to have this set :-)

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Farika K. Pramastij December 22, 2015 - 4:49 PM

All of your projects are amazing! You always inspired me. Love your cards.

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Jean Marmo December 22, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Such a gorgeous card! Love the coloring! Thank you for the chance!

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Samnang December 22, 2015 - 4:54 PM

I would love love love this card! It’s beautiful!

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Maaike December 22, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Merry Christmas!

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Carol McGregor December 22, 2015 - 5:28 PM

Marika, you always amaze me. The technique for this card is fabulous, maybe even I can duplicate it. Thanks for sharing all you talented projects throughout the year. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Alyssa S December 22, 2015 - 5:46 PM

These are absolutely stunning! Your creations always make me want to be a better artist. I hope you have an amazing Christmas and fantastic new year!

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Rikki Morgan December 22, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Marika, such a huge fan of your work. You are a very talented artist, thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. Would love to win your fabulous card.

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joy meadows December 22, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Gorgeous card! And, yes, I would love to be entered in the drawing for this beauty. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

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Pat December 22, 2015 - 7:14 PM

How lovely of you to give away one of your beautiful cards Marika and I am so glad that I came across your blog as your work us always beautiful. I would love to go in the draw to win this pretty card. x

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D.Ann C December 22, 2015 - 7:43 PM

I always enjoy seeing your projects and this monochromatic beauty is no exception!!

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KarrenJ December 22, 2015 - 9:08 PM

Two beautiful cards, Marika, which really highlight the huge diversity of your talent. Thanks for giving us such beautiful projects to look at this year :)

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Teresa Doyle December 22, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Marika, your work is just amazing and anyone who receives a card of yours is very lucky! I would probably frame it so if I win could you sign it??? Thanks for the chance!
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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carole December 23, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Marika, Your monochromatic coloring is my idea of real beauty in a handmade card,
frame-worthy even! I’m anxious to try something like it. Was so surprised to see that
your frame was not layered pieces, just excellent shading. Would love to own it to study from.

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Suchi December 23, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Marika, your coloring skills AMAZE me to such a great level! I would be so happy if I won. Happy holiday to you all! :)
Suchi xx

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Shari December 23, 2015 - 1:17 AM

So beautiful. I’d happily take any of your creations.. ???

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Sandra De Palma December 23, 2015 - 1:48 AM

Another beautiful card, I absolutely adore your cards and am so happy that you share your skills with all of us.

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