Monday, July 11, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge


Hello and welcome to "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" blog hop. Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker loves to color and she is hosting her fifth 30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE. The premise of the challenge is to color something every day even if it's just for 5 minutes. It doesn't matter what you color or what medium you use. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start. Such a fun way to start the week! Kathy is one amazing colorer and I think we all aspire to color like her. I know I do! :) 

At the end of the hop, you will find an awesome GIVEAWAY from Hero Arts! Two shopping sprees of $25 each! Yay! Winners will be randomly picked from the blog comments.

So hopefully you've already visited Lin's blog - she's super talented, isn't she? If you have, you're in the right place! For my cards today, I used several Hero Arts stamps from the You're So Lovely set to create my cards. On the first card, I embossed the flowers in white and then used Zig clean color markers to color them. I then used the dies to cut them out. I also used the Zig markers to color the background and sprinkled some splatters to tie it all together. I ran it through the die cutting machine using the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. Once I adhered the flowers to the white panel, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, glued it to the pink card base and called it done.



On this 2nd card, I used Copic markers to color the Hero Arts Antique Rose Stem stamp. I actually started coloring the flowers a few weeks ago in one of Sandy Allnock's Copic marker classes that I attended. Then this past weekend, I finished the coloring, cut out the white panel with the Stitched rectangle dies, and added the Simon Says Stamp Hugs greeting. I also colored the flowers with a Wink of Stella glitter brush marker to add some shimmery goodness. :)



So we hope you will color something each day -- just for fun, no pressure. And if you skip a day or two, don't feel like you have to catch up.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to leave a comment because there will be prizes! Your next stop on the hop is the super sweet Arlene McClung.


Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Antique Rose Stem stamp
Hero Arts You're So Lovely
Copic Markers, RV02, RV04, RV17, YG95, YG97
Zig Clean Color Brush markers
Simon Says Stamp Hugs die
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh Springtime sequins
Wink of Stella Clear

208 comments:

  1. Ohhhh Kathy ... I am in love with your floral cards!!! Each one is so different but, they both are dramatic and beautiful. LOVE!!! Thanks for doing the hop today it means so much to me. Hugs, Kathy xxo

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  2. I am on sensory overload here with ALL of these beautiful cards! You ladies are SO talented. These are gorgeous Kathy!

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Love all the fresh colors used in the first card.

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  4. Great cards and colours! :)

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  5. WOW, Kathy, these are lovely! You've shown off these flowers at their best - Hero Arts still makes the BEST flowers!

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  6. Love both of these pretty cards. The colors on your second card are just beautiful and colored so well.

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  7. Beautiful and fun; thanks fo rsharing.

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  8. I love your cards... So pretty'!

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  9. Hi Kathy! These are so pretty!!! Just beautiful. xoxoxo

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  10. These are gorgeous! You are amazing as a cardmaker and a friend! Thankful Hero Arts brought us together. Xo.

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  11. These are gorgeous! You are amazing as a cardmaker and a friend! Thankful Hero Arts brought us together. Xo.

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  12. These are beautiful! Don't know which one I'd pick if I had to!

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  13. Beautiful cards!! Your coloring on the rose card is amazing1!

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  14. I just love that first stamp set! Loved your pretty cards.

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  15. Beautiful cards. Love the Antique Rose Stem stamp.

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  16. Wow, your cards are gorgeous!! Especially love your second card because of its fabulous rose stamp and color combo:)

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  17. The pink rose card is something special. Love the pink.

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  18. I just love both cards! The second one is my favourite, probably because it's a bit darker and I love darker colours :) <3

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  19. Two very different floral cards! Fabulous!

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  20. Beautiful cards! I am bursting with inspiration and won't know what to try first after hopping along on this blog. So much talent here! TFS!

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  21. Two very diverse but beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. It is always great to see a great designer use a stamp set I ACTUALLY have! Bonus! Beautiful cards too.

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  23. Love these two looks. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  24. Amazing. These look like papers you can purchase, amazing that you MADE them!

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  25. Love the embossing with the white and
    coloring inside the flower. Makes
    for a good looking flower. Hadn't
    tried that but I will now.
    The second card is beautiful.
    The layering and coloring is great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  26. Both cards are very pretty. I love the background on the first card but that antique rose image is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. What beautiful cards and coloring, just stunning!

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  28. Wow, beautiful cards with amazing water and copic coloring! Love these color combos!

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  29. Two fantastic cards. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

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  30. The copic coloring one the second card is so elegant ! Thanks for sharing !

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  31. Lovely cards. Your coloring with Copics is gorgeous.

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  32. Beautiful cards. I especially liked the rose one. Thank you to you and Hero Arts.

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  33. Fantastic cards and colors! Thank you!

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  34. Too gorgeous floral cards, Kathy! Especially love the soft colors on card 1. Such fun hopping with you!!

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  35. Lovely cards! I have to get the antique rose stem stamp! Terrific hop!

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  36. Kathy, I love that you and I chose the same stamp set (the first card) with a totally different take on it. This is the beauty of stamping, isn't it? I love your copic-coloring, too. Your work is every bit inspiring and beautiful! So happy that you are part of this hop. Warm hugs to you!

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  37. Beautiful florals. I love the contrast of the black and red.

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  38. Love these two looks. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  39. Awesome cards, in the second one flowers just pop off the page!

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  40. Love the stitched patterns on the panels!

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  41. 2 such different cards - and both so pretty.

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  42. I'm loving all the floral cards so far in this hop and yours is no exception. TFS.

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  43. They're both beautiful! The simple one is lovely and the colored one is spectacular.

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  44. Your cards are so different but both so fun! thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Both the cards are so beautiful...Awesome..

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  46. Love the bold floral and colors, great cards

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  47. Wonderful cards. Love the Antique Rose Stem stamp.

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  48. Perfect cards with wonderful colors.

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  49. Great examples of different techniques for much different look! Hauling out the Zigs for some more practice!

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  50. Super cards. Love the look that comes from white embossing powder and bright colors. Your blending on the Hugs card is fantastic :)

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  51. Kathy, both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the beautiful background and pretty flowers on the first one! You colouring of the Antique Roses is amazing - wish I could colour like that!

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  52. Beautiful cards, both of them are just lovely. Thanks!

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  53. Loving your cards and the hello card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Beautiful cards. Aren't we fortunate to have so many coloring options for our cards? Kathy's right that we should color everyday and Hero Arts with their great stamps and products encourages us. Love color and Hero Arts.

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  55. Great cards!!! Really enjoying all the inspiration for coloring!!!

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  56. Very nice cards and thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  57. Gorgeous cards, both of them! Love that wonky die you used on the first. Your coloring is beautiful!

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  58. Both cards are so beautiful, but so different, beautiful colouring. Melanie x

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  59. Oh my gosh, that antique rose card is awesome. Great stamping and coloring. Love how you matted it. Well done.

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  60. So pretty! I have many Hero Arts products and love that they support Charities.

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  61. I LOVE that wonky yet whimsical stitched rectangle border on your first card. It really added to the effect of the card which was just adorable. I also just finished Sandy's class. My markers are running dry! HaHa.

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  62. Wow each is so different from the other yet bot are lovely!

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  63. Very nice cards and thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  64. two of my favorite HA stamp sets and you used them so beautifully!

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  65. I love both of your cards!!! So different but so beautiful on their own!! You've used some of my favorite colors too! :)

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  66. Beautiful cards! I love how you started an image as one project and finished it for another. I can't tell you how many images I have stamped and colored just waiting for their final place! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Such lovely floral cards. I love the colors you chose as well!

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  68. Beautiful card, colors and everything about it. LOVE!

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  69. Gorgeous cards, so different but oh so beautiful. Really like all the watercolored cards we are seeing in bright colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. So different from each other and both so lovely!

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  71. Both of your cards are stunning! I love the pastel background of your first card, and I love the vibrant roses on your second card. Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  72. Your cards are so pretty! The second one is my favourite -absolutely stunning!

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  73. Love both cards...but the roses are my favorite!

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  74. Your cards are nice. I like the roses.

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  75. Your projects are so pretty. The antique roses are superior, but I'm biased toward roses. Great job.

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  76. Love both cards the difference in range iof color .. Especially the bling in the first card so cute..

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  77. Absolutely beautiful. I love the watercolor.

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  78. What lovely cards. That Wonky Stitch die adds such a whimsical touch, and your roses are beautiful.

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  79. Beautiful card! I think the antique rose one is my fave,but hard to choose because both cards are quite stunning! TFS.AnnB

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  80. Two different techniques, two totally different cards. Both are just lovely, Kathy, but I'm especially fond of your second one. Those colors just pop!

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  81. Such beautiful coloring!! I love both your cards!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  82. Two great cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  83. Both of your cards are very pretty. I would never have thought the first one
    was water coloured with the zig Markers!

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  84. Two wonderful and bright cards. Wish I was so talented. Thanks.

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  85. Thank you Kathy for your contributions to Hero Arts and the industry over the years.

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  86. Two totally different florals, but so fun!

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  87. Your floral cards are beautiful!!

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  88. I love how both cards are so different in style but both gorgeous!!

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  89. Both are great cards but the Copic card is my fav! I can see why it took more than one sitting to get it done! Wow!

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  90. Beautiful cards and so different ! My fav is second one. I love the realistic flowers .

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  91. Both cards are very pretty-each in their own way!
    I really like the first one, just because the colors are
    light and summery:-)

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  92. Two very different and beautiful cards!

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  93. How pretty both of your cards are! Bet that they'll be going to someone special. Thanks for sharing them.

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  94. Your cards are so different, but both are very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  95. Love the two unique floral cards! They're so beautifully framed and colored perfectly

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  96. Lovely cards. Bet they were fun to colour.

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  97. Love your different styles with florals. I just got some Zig markers, so I appreciate your art work to learn from. Thanks,

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  98. Beautiful floral cards! I love them both!

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  99. Beautiful floral cards! I love them both!

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  100. Love your gorgeous floral cards! Beautiful coloring!

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  101. Your coloring technique is gorgeous!!

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  102. Both are beautiful. Love how the antique rose stamp fills the card. Sandy's class must have worked because your coloring is gorgeous.

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  103. NICE! The roses look so rich and the other flowers really fun colors.

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  104. Wow both your cards are amazing! Your antique rose stem stamp card is so stunning, your colouring of the roses is incredible.

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  105. Love your coloring techniques. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing!

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  107. Gorgeous cards. I'm a sucker for florals.

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  108. Both these cards are just beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  109. Oh, wow! I adore these cards, Kathy! They are each so different but both gorgeous! So fun hopping with you today! ♥

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  110. Super gorgeous floral cards - love them both.

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  111. These cards truly are "so lovely." Each unique but equally gorgeous and in keeping with their respective sentiment. Great inspiration! Thank you!

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  112. Love your floral cards--my weakness is flowers, can't seem to get enough flower stamps!

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  113. I love the first card, and I'm thinking I need to get those Wonky Rectangle dies!

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  114. Love your cards and the wonky stitched die is so cool. Adds some fun. Thank you for sharing. Happy day and colouring

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  115. Fabulous florals, Kathy! I especially like the Antique Rose Stem and the colours you chose to complete the project.

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  116. Such pretty floral cards- love how the white embossed flowers pop off that watercolored background!

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  117. Lovely cards! Flowers are my favourite to stamp!

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  118. Wow! Such amazing cards! Really beautiful!!!

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  119. FABULOUS cards Kathy!!!
    LOVE your pretty "hello", ADORE your stunning "hugs"!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing ... I'm just starting my Copic colouring adventures and feel INSPIRED :)

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  120. Your flower cards are lovely - thank you so much for sharing them!!

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  121. WOW! Kathy, both cards are GORGEOUS. Love the antique rose background so much! Your coloring with copic is amazing!

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  122. What beautiful cards, Kathy! They're both so striking but very different from each other. Thanks so much for sharing with us AND for participating in this great hop and challenge and giveaway.

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  123. Great coloring!

    Love Hero Arts! Really having fun with the color layering stamp sets !

    ~God bless

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  124. The antique rose is beautiful! I love the colorful flower card! it reminds me of big lollipops we used to get at the amusement parks.

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  125. These flower cards are gorgeous! Your choice of colors are amazing. Thank you.

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  126. Such totally different looks! The second one brings back memories of my grandma,,,a very special lady named Rose.

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  127. Love the rannuculus and I have that stamp!

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  128. Beautiful cards...I especially love the 2nd card with the antique roses.

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  129. Beautiful cards...I especially love the 2nd card with the antique roses.

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  130. I love the coloring on both of these cards.

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  131. Very nice subtle background on your first card, Kathy, and I love the color blend on the second card's flowers!! (My favorite color!)

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  132. Both your cards are wonderful. Love these stamps that you used.

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  133. So pretty! Love the colors.

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  134. These both look great! Fantastic job!

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  135. Both of your cards are gorgeous! I really love how elegant the second one turned out, but I'm kind of partial to roses, lol!

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  136. Two gorgeous cards, Kathy! I love the bright colours in the watercoloured design to the contrast of the richer colours in the second card. It’s been a pleasure hopping with you to celebrate Hero Arts and Kathy’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge!

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  137. Two gorgeous cards! Love the colors! I am partial to the first card because I think it has a wonderful background that makes the flowers pop!

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  138. Gorgeous! I love the coloring on the flowers!

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  139. Love the rose card its so pretty, Thank you for sharing you talent.

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  140. These are just gorgeous Kathy! LOVE the colors on the first one especially. So fun to hop along with you! Hugs :)

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  141. I really love the softness of your first card. So lovely.

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  142. Gorgeous flowers! I love both types, your painting/coloring is wonderful!

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  143. Such different cards, each showcasing some beautiful stamps and your talent. I can't help but think "giant carnival sucker" when I see the flowers from the You're So Lovely set. They just make me smile....

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  144. Wow, 2 really beautiful cards! I love to color and I can see that you do too. The first one is so cute! They almost look like those giant lollypops that you get at fairs. I also have fallen in love with sequins and use them a lot on all my cards. I see you do too. I see you used my favorite color, yellow in the card. Love it!
    The colors on the second card are my nieces faves. She usually has her nails done in pink because she loves it so much. The coloring is so well done and I love flowers. I have a lot of flower stamps and I love to use them. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I am going to hop on to the next blog even though I have a broken foot. I love to see how creative everyone is.

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  145. Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them!

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  146. Such beautiful flowers Kathy. I love the two different cards.

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  147. The dark pink card is absolutely beautiful!

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  148. oh... 2 amazing cards... how wonderful... like the blog hop, on each side I can see a lot of inspirations... THANKS so much :) Hugs Ute

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  149. Beautiful card Kathy. Love the pretty flowers. The first one is so whimsical and fun. The second is elegant and majestic. Amazing coloring.

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  150. You can never go wrong with flowers especially when they are this lovely!

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  151. Great cards, so different but both flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  152. Such fun and variety! Great inspiration.

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  153. Oh my. My Copic coloring is a LONG way off from yours!! Your cards are STUNNING!!!

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  154. I just love that stamp set you used on the first card and the colors you used with it! So pretty!

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  155. Very pretty cards - thanks for sharing !

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  156. Wow! Absolutely beautiful!!

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  157. Two fabulous cards! I love the soft watercolor look of the first one, and the dramatic beauty of the second one blew me away. Those petals glow! Thank you for sharing them.

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  158. Two fabulous cards! I love the soft watercolor look of the first one, and the dramatic beauty of the second one blew me away. Those petals glow! Thank you for sharing them.

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  159. These are both so different & equally beautiful!! I've been away visiting family this past week and have been going crazy watching everybody color & create!!

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