15 November 2012

THINK BIG ...
{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #55}

This is another DT Project for a challenge over at DS4J's blog.  The theme for Challenge No.55 is GIVING THANKS.  

I have created a centre step card using the talented Margy's FARM SCENERY digi from Digistamps4Joy as the background and superimposed the cute APPLE ANNIE  on it. You can find the FARM SCENERY here and APPLE ANNIE here at the DS4J's shop.

The images were coloured with H2O's and dry chalks.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC.  The folded flowers were created with scallop edged square punches.  The design papers are from BasicGrey and FabScraps.

This little farm scene reminds me of my childhood years growing up on a farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. We had a similar shed where the cows were milked and I often helped. Love how the steamy milk came from the udders and often squirted some milk straight into my mouth. I was also a chubby little girl just like Apple Annie here. Very thankful to my late adoptive parents affording me the opportunity of careless days spent playing in the mountains on the farm - priceless.

So hop on over to DS4J's blog and link your GIVIN THANKS creation to Challenge #55.






I am off to link my BIRTHDAY creation above, to the following challenges:


  1. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Inspired by a Movie (this reminds me of Gone with the Wind)
  2. Charisma Cardz: Feeling Blue
  3. Craft Us Crazy: Favourite Colour (Green)
  4. Happy Campers: Use bright colours
  5. My Heart Pieces: Anything Cute
  6. Simply Create: Anything goes
  7. ATC's and Cards with Attitude: Anything Goes with Sentiment
  8. Craftymess: Nursery Rhymes/Characters (Heidi)
  9. Delicious Doodles: Remembering
  10. Fat Pages and Cards: Anything goes with Sentiment
  11. Inspire me Fridays: Anything goes
  12. Jellypark: Back to Nature
  13. Simply Create Too: Use your stash (all the design papers are from my scraps file)
  14. Totally Paper Crafts: Cute and Girly
  15. Allsorts: Young at Heart
  16. Oldie but a Goodie Challenge:  Anything but Christmas (all the design papers and embellishments have been in my stash for more than a year)
  17. Hiding in my Craftroom: Super Scraps (all the design papers are from my scraps file)
  18. My Sheri Crafts: Give Thanks (thankful for my childhood years)
  19. One Stop Craft Challenge: Anything goes (2/2 entry)
  20. Mark's Finest Papers: Add a Fence
  21. Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe: Thankful (thankful for my childhood years - I have used dry chalks for the sky and grass on the background image and for the skin tones on the girl)
  22. Pile it On: Lets be Thankful (thankful for my childhood years)
  23. IDIC Robyns Fetish: Anything Goes
  24. Lady Anne's: Anything Goes
  25. Crafty Boots: Remembering (my childhood years)
  26. Crafty Cardmakers: More than one Punch (scalloped square punch and scalloped oval punch)
  27. Daisy Doodles: Remembrance (thankful for my childhood years)
  28. Lawnscaping:  Use something from your stash (the buttons have been in my stash for more than five years)
  29. Lollipop Crafts: We are thankful (thankful for my childhood years)
  30. Make it Monday: Anything goes
  31. The Pink Elephant: Dies/Punches (used scalloped square, scalloped oval as well as a small circle punch).
  32. Everybody Art: Oval Shape (the sentiment is on a scalloped oval punch shape)
  33. Digital Tuesday: Thankfulness 
  34. Papertake Weekly: Flowers
  35. City Crafter: Falling for Trees
  36. ColourQ: Colour Challenge
  37. Scrap-Creations: Give Thanks
  38. Papertake Weekly: Flower Power
  39. Party Time Tuesdays: Happy Thanksgiving
  40. Shopping our Stash: Thank You or Thanksgiving (the buttons and brads have been in my stash for more than 2 years)
  41. Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
  42. Tuesday Alchemy: Anything goes
  43. Use it Tuesday: Thankful (thankful for my childhood years - see above) (all the design papers are from my scraps file)
  44. Divas by Design: Anything goes
  45. Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Anything goes
  46. Creative Moments: Anything goes
  47. Paper Pretties: Buttons
  48. Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes - with sentiment
  49. Pin And Tack: Anything goes
A huge thank you for all the wonderful comments you leave behind.  A big welcome also to my new Followers.  Only 1 more new Followers to go to reach 400 Followers - when some lovely celebration candy will be up for grabs here - so watch this space.


104 comments:

  1. Wow, this is fantastic Desire. I love the design. joann sassy raggedy

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  2. A beautiful card,lovely image and papers.xxx

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  3. Another stunning creation Desire, looking out of the window today I think I would far rather be where your little image is.

    Hope you have a good day.

    B x

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  4. Brilliant card Desire, love the cute image and fabulous colouring.Fabulous combo of papers and love the sentiment.
    Thanks for joining in with us at FAT pages and cards with Attitude

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. This is gorgeous Desire. I love the sweet image and the beautiful scene. All coloured brilliantly

    Hugs Sue

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  6. oh wow your card is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and friends!

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  7. A wonderful card and a very happy childhood by the sound of things! Brilliant design and a lovely image arrangement. Love your cards! Thanks for joining us this time again at an OBAG, Jx

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  8. Love this Desire..what a lovely scene..gorgeous colours too!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  9. What a fabulous card Desire..love the scene that you have made to compliment such a lovely image...great colours too!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  10. Eine wunderschöne Treppenkarte mit tollen Details, die Knöpfe gefallen mir besonders gut. Eine schöne Karte, um Danke zu sagen. Du hast einen sehr schönen Kartenstil und auch tolle Anleitungen auf deinem Blog, deswegen habe ich mich bei dir als Folger eingetragen.
    Ganz liebe Grüße aus Bremen/Germany ,Anja

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  11. What a wonderful memory and a gorgeous card, I love that shape and the way you have coloured the image.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  12. Hi there .beautiful card design ..love the country scene and those fab flowers along with the sponging on the sentiment tag . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  13. So fantastic. Just love how you have colored this wonderful image.

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  14. Such a lovely card Desire and lovely memories. It was great growing up in that part of the country. Good luck with all the challenges, that is quite a job, getting them all together. Thanks for visiting and leaving such sweet comments, hugs, Ursula.

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  15. you are certainly getting very good with all your colouring in. Love this card and the colours. And wow, 400 followers - well done, but then your blog is worth following♥

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  16. what a very beautiful card Desire.
    love those colors and papers you have chosen.

    greetings karin

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  17. What a lovely step card this is ... so pretty! ... Many thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  18. What a beautiful card. Fantastic layout and I love the style. Image really sweet and very well coloured. Overall effect is a stunning card.

    Thanks for coming over and joining in with us over at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

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  19. Adorable card! I love all the papers you used! Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too!


    Amanda
    SCTDT
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow! This is just sooooooooooooo cute! Love the colors, design and image! Too sweet!

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  21. What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image!

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

    Hugs
    Betty

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  22. Such a beautiful card, it makes me smile :) x

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  23. This is adorable Desire! I love the little scene you've created! Awesome design and flowers!!
    Tammy x

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  24. Adorable card an you made it lot your goal now you have 402 followers

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  25. Delightful colours and layout sweetie.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  26. I like it too much Desire, please make one someday that is not a winner and we can say we are sorry we do not like it!!! I do not really mean it. Love it. xxx

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  27. I admire your cards each and every time I see them... true works of art!

    And congrats on reaching your 400+ milestone of followers.

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  28. This is super sweet! Love the colors and your image! Congrats on 400! :)

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  29. Another one of your fabulicious card!!!! i love the sweet design and colors!!!!!
    tfs:)

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  30. What a beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  31. Sweet card, love the sentiment too!

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  32. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

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  33. Super sweet card! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

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  34. Hallo Desire,
    Deine Dankeskarte ist wunderschön. Du hast ein richtiges Landleben dargestellt, genau wie bei mir zu hause.
    Liebe Grüße Carmen

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  35. What a beauty! Makes me wish it was summer again.
    Michaela xx

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  36. What an adorable card!! Love the colors, makes me happy! Thanks for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

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  37. Lovely happy memories bought to mind by your card,

    Thank you for 'Remembering' with us this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Delicious Doodles DT

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  38. So cute! I love your design.

    --Cheryl--


    P.S. I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm number 96.


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  39. Fabulous step card and wonderful detail and colours. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  40. Love the dimension on this! Thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs Rebekah xx

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  41. Hi Desire, such a sweet image and a lovely card.

    Wonderful sentiment too.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.

    Sarah

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  42. Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~

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  43. So sweet!!! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~

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  44. That's a lot of challenges! Cute card. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!!

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  45. What a delightful card...so much attention to detail.I just adore the image,beautifully coloured too.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Craftymess.

    Sandie x

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  46. Great sentiment. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  47. So precious! Love the little girl and the farm scene! :^) You have added some fab embellies, love the papers & great sentiment! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  48. Oh WOW! Desire, this is gorgeous! What a delightful little scene you created with these two images!
    Love
    Jen Leeflang

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  49. You are such a blessing to me, Desire. You constantly stop by my blog to leave the sweetest, most supportive and encouraging comments. You make this BEAUTIFUL art that you share with us, and....you play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday - SUCH a blessing. I am truly grateful for participation in our challenges, and hope you know that your sweet efforts are a blessing to me! I appreciate it all more than mere words can adequately express. I prayed for you while I was visitin your blog this evening - that God will bless you for being a a blessing!
    Hugs,
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

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  50. Such a cute scene. love the colours and the flowers.

    Thanks for taking part in the Craftymess Challenge with us
    Angela

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  51. Gorgeous card Desire! Love the card fold, the adorable flowers and the delightful country scene!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  52. Beautiful work of DP.Nice work.Thank you for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

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  53. Hi Desire, a gorgeous card, your design and colours are fabulous, your image is just adorable!!

    hugs
    Heather xx

    Thanks so much for joining us Everybody A challenge.

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  54. Great card design! I have never seen one card entered into so many challenges. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends this week.

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  55. OMG what amazing style yours,,, love this card,,,,woww,woww,,Thanks for comment the work by Valou at lafeerieduscrap working with my Fairies & Angels Sheet, so feel free to ask me a free product from all my stuff e-mail to nicecrane@yahoo.com. You´d must be on my Team,,,,

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  56. Wow, wow!! what a fabulous card with your amazing color work and design!! I'm a new follower. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  57. This is Fabulous!!!
    LOVE it
    Is this a 5x5, step card?
    Hugs
    Lorianna

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  58. This is such a cute card! I love the sentiment!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  59. Love all of the layers in this card! Thanks for playing along with Use It Tuesday!

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  60. Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  61. What a sweet projec!! I love the flowers and the colors of this. Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!!

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  62. What a cheerful card and how true is your lovely sentiment !! Thanks so much for sharing your fab card with us this week at Robyn's Fetish !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  63. Such an adorable card! I love all the layering! Wonderful job on it! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

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  64. Gorgeous! Love the wee image and the whole scene you created! Love your polka flowers too! bx

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  65. What a fun little scene, it is so cute with the sentiment piece on the top.

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  66. what a perfect card Desire! love the dimension.

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  67. Your card is gorgeous and a lovely sentiment too - so appropriate for the image. Thanks for sharing it at Happy Campers this time and hope to see you again. Good luck. Vee xx

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  68. Wow!! I am impressed Desire!! You had 49 challenges!! Did you break a record this time? I saw your card on MIM and had to take a look. I have visited your blog sevearsl times and the visits stopped counting. Not sure what happened. Just wanted you to know I have been checking you out. LOL!! You did a fabulous job on this card as always. You are really goos at this type of card. Love the image. Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  69. Such a wonderful card, and I love how you always have such positive, inspiring words on your work! You are an inspiration to us all and I just love your style~ Thank you for hopping along with us over at Scraps of Darkness and for your sweet comments on my reveal projects~ Big hugs to you~ Renea

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  70. Beautiful card! Sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

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  71. Adorable little scent and great use of your button embellishments!

    Thanks for joining us this challenge at the Diva's by Design Challenge Blog...
    DT Member Rina

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  72. Thank you Desire for the warm welcome. The pictures of your cards are perfect and the card is stunningly beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art wednesday

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  73. Super cute card!!!! Love the pretty flowers!!! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

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  74. gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  75. what solar, summer card! I love all your remarkable works. Hugs, Helena

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  76. Beautiful card! I love your image, flowers and colors!! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!
    Angela

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  77. Really great card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy! Katy (DT) xx

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  78. such a lovely card
    thank you for taking part in the challenge at robyns fetish this week
    hugs
    Debbi x

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  79. Wow. Fabulous card. The colors are beautiful and love the way you colored in the image with chalk. Thanks for playing at Chalk-Ah-Lot.

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  80. Beautiful card! Great job with coloring. Olena

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  81. Oh my this is gorgeous! what a fabulous colour combo and sweet image!

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  82. such a wonderful step card in lovely colours. cheers me up on a dull day here in Switzerland...
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  83. Wow sweetie this is gorgeous, and what a wonderful little scene you have made too love it, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  84. Desire, what a darling card - love the little barefoot girl munching her apples - a very apple green card - so pretty - and love your take on flowers, yet making them a bit different - looks great! Thanks for visiting my blog, too.

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  85. You are very creative, Desire. This card has wonderful scene going on.
    Love it.
    Hugs,
    Archana

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  86. I love step cards -- but I would love this card anyway you created it. It is delightful and also a reminder for me too -- having been raised on a farm.

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  87. WOW this is absolutely beautiful again Desire I just love everything about this card
    Bettyxxx

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  88. I really like the flowers!
    And thanks for sharing this lovely creation with Allsorts this week!

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  89. fantastic thanks for joining us at daisy doodles and good luck emma xx

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  90. Aww, such a cute card! :) Love the sentiment and its fab to see such bright summery colours this time of year! :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  91. What a beautiful card you create it. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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  92. Wow ! You done wonderful job loved the dimension and colors too.

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  93. Terrific colours you have used. Interesting to hear about your experience on the farm with cows too. When I was young we would visit my Uncles dairy farm...such fun.

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  94. so cute love the flowers!!
    and wow your a Challenge addict too! thehehhee :0) Great job!

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  95. An adorable card Desire! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

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  96. Very nice card! I love the it! Thank you for joining us at Craft Us Crazy

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  97. Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love all the fun cheery colors! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room
    ~Laurie

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  98. Giving thanks that you made this gorgeous card!

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  99. Such a cute little card & great colouring!!

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  100. So pretty, I always love your colouring! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

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  101. This is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

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Desire