04 March 2013

BEING DEFEATED ...
{DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #52}

Thank you to everyone's well wishes for hubby's Comrades training. Due to all the serious training he has been putting in for Comrades his is of course more susceptible to catching bugs.  He has been sniffing since Thursday last week en has got a serious cold. He had to put off running a 32km road race on Saturday, rather safe than sorry.  You can read more about the race here.  

On the other hand I am in serious overdrive finalising last minute prepping for my {Doing Life's} stand at Hobby-X (the biggest annual craft fare in South Africa) commencing this Thursday and running through to Sunday.  The South African postal service has been on strike since 12 February, and some of my stock for Hobby-X that was ordered from out of town, has been caught up in the postal service's backlog.  So I had to place a double order for some items, so that my dear friend Michelle (who is assisting me at Hobby-X) can fly up with it when she comes this Wednesday evening.  At least I should have sufficient stock of these items for the rest of the year lol.


This week our theme for Challenge #52 at Tammy's Scrapin Corner  is Red+Green+Ribbon I used the Bribery Goes Far image from QKR.  You can purchase the image here. The sentiment is a freebie from Lisa D and you can get it here.  

Yet another centre stepper, my happy design.  The image has been coloured with H2O water colour pencils and highlights have been done with a white gel pen.  The green design paper is from BasicGrey not sure where the other design papers are from. The flowers, buttons and ribbon are from my stash and the pearl embellies are from Blueberry Bear.

Hope you will play along this week - so come on link your creations to Tammy's Scrapin Corner's Challenge No.52. Can't wait to see what you create.






Off to link this creation to the following challenges:
Lisa from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles is honouring certain bloggers' achievements on a monthly basis on her blog.  I was so honoured to have been on her honour roll for February.  Thank you Lisa for the recognition.


Thank you once again for all my New as well asFaithful Followers for thinking that this little spot in blogland is worth Following - blush, blush, very honoured I am indeed.  As you have probably noticed I am standing at 505 Followers at this moment in time and my 500-Follower Celebration Give-away will be here soon.


101 comments:

  1. I always think your cards must take you so long to create with all the wonderful details Desire, but they are always so perfectly executed, as is this one.

    B x

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  2. gorgeous image and card Desire.

    greetings karin

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  3. Hi Desire,
    I love this card so much.
    the image is outstanding and your talent is amazing too
    hugs tammy

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  4. Gorgeous card Desire just love the image and fabulous colour's
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  5. Wonderful card! The colors are fantastic, love the layered flowers! Sorry about the issues with the post service. Good luck on the fair!!!!

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  6. What a stunning card here, and I just LOVE this image. It´s so cute and soo fun, and I can think of a few, it would be perfect for he he.
    Congratulations on the recognition too, you sure deserve that with all this stunning work here always. So awesome to come here and check now and then, and get some great inspiration. Thanks sooo much for that.

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  7. Great card Desire - the sentiment is so so true!

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  8. Gorgeous card Desire, I like the sweet fun image, the colours and the flowers.I hope yhe HobbyX show goes well.
    Kevin xx

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  9. Beautiful card,lovely image and fab colours.xxx

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  10. I hope your DH feels better soon and can get back to training.

    Your card is very cute. I love the lighthearted sentiment.

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  11. WOW Desire another 'outa this world' card and decorated equally and just love this image..xx

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  12. Gorgeous card Desire. Love that image (really cute) and the colouring and colour choices. Great papers, great layout...great card.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  13. Giddyup! Another gorgeouys cracker of a card xx

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  14. I love this card madly, hope he gets that carrot one day. Sorry Conroy is sick, tell him good wishes and get well soon. xxx

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  15. Gorgeous card, Desire! Love the layout and papers and details! Cute image and great sentiment! Hope your show goes well!

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  16. This is beautiful Desire. The image is such fun and love the sentiment. The design and embellishments are gorgeous.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  17. Beautiful card Desire. I love the fun image and great sentiment. The colours and details are gorgeous
    Hugs Sue

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  18. This is such a stunning card!!! WOW I'm always in awe of what you do. Fabulous embellishments again and awesome color combination.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous, Desire! I love the papers and colors and that image and sentiment go perfectly together! Fantastic!!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  20. This is really lovely, Desire. I like how your sentiment is coming of at an angle from the side - very creative. Thanks for sharing with us again this week, and may God bless you as you create and share!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  21. Ah, this is so cute and lovely combo colors. Love your fab design Desire.
    Hugs,
    Asmah

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  22. absolutely gorgeous card with so many details you dont know where to look first

    thanks for taking part at creative corner challenges

    Love Mel xxx

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  23. What a fun card Desire, loving the image and all the detail, just fab. Carolxx

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  24. This is such an adorable and full of fun card. Gorgeous colours and those flowers finish it off a treat.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  25. Cute card! Thanks for playing with us over at HIMCR this week!

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  26. What a great step card! Love the image and thew colours you chose!

    Thank you for playing with us this month at One Crazy Stamper! Good Luck!

    Hugs;
    Shari G.

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  27. Another fabulous design Desire, I love your fun image and great sentiment.
    I hope your husband is soon feeling better.
    Pauline
    x

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  28. Oh this digital stamp is so funny! I have to get this and send it to my son. Love your card! Wonderful as usual!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  29. Thanks for playing at Allsorts, your card is beautiful and a wonderful image. xxx

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  30. Such a cute image I love it, as usual your design is beautiful Desire. I hope your husband is feeling better soon
    Bettyxxx

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  31. Oh! I just love this image Desire.. fantastic colouring, love the papers and details,fabulous card...love it..and thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  32. OMGoodness, Desire, this is so sweet! I love that image! Love your coloring, sentiment, design, colors, papers, and embellies, too! Really great card! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  33. What a beautiful card Desire.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  34. Stunning card and coloring Desire. Popped over from MIM..Loz

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  35. love your card. Great fancy fold and your image is awesome. I really love the colors and the DP you chose for this.
    Thanks for joining our Design Paper challenge this week at Creative Corner challenges. Hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

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  36. Back to thank you for joining us over on BTC&G Desire with your fab card. Carolxx

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  37. Hello again Desire. Just popping back to say Thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month.
    Sue

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  38. Fabulous card Desire, love the cute images and the great colours. The papers are gorgeous too. Thank you for joining us over at Lacy Sunshine Challenge.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  39. Wow Desire! Such an amazing card! Love all of the detail and especially those little buttons on top of the flowers! Great sentiment too :) Thanks so much for joining us at Challenges4Everybody!
    Hugs, Tracey x

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  40. Hi Desire, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  41. Wow, Desire...Looks like you have another winning card here. This is amazing. Congrats on your award from Lisa...joann sassy raggedy

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  42. Another adorable card desire!! Fabulous design!!!

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  43. This is so fun! Love the fold, and love that turtle! So glad you joined us at One Stitch At A Time's 'green' challenge this week!
    I have blog candy!! check it out at www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  44. Such a cute card, fun image and I love the button and pearl centers to your flowers.

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  45. Ha! Thank you also for joining us at WAW, were so glad to have you there this week.

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  46. Fabulous, wonderful card, love the image and all your embellishments!
    hugs
    glenda

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  47. Awesome card Desire! I love QKR stamps...they are so cute! Your sentiment is oh so true. Hope hubby is feeling better soon & that you get your stock for the craft show...don't you just love the postal service?!
    Hugs, Renee

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  48. Such a fun card! It looks so intricate. I love the papers and all the detail.

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  49. Very sweet card! Love the image and design! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

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  50. This is just to cute! Love the image and all the decorating/colors that you did!

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  51. Wow, this looks awesome!! Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

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  52. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's
    Hugs
    Jayne

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  53. Such a Gorgeous Card!Beautiful image and all the details on it as well.last year I did a stepper card and it was ok....but yours are FABULOUS!!I am going to try agian.Thanks for the inspirations and for leaving bloggie love on my blog.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia

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  54. Fabulous card and sentiment Desire! Wow what a lot of challenges you have managed to enter!! Thanks for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

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  55. Really gorgeous card. I love the paper choices,the coloring, the layering and the structure of the card. So glad you decided to share it with us at 61 Avenue create!.

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  56. your cards are always so amazing Desire!! love all the details you add to your creations, just gorgeous hun!
    hugs & blessings

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  57. Oh my gosh this image is so sweet!! :) Love your coloring and your darling sentiment too!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
    *My Blog* - Stamp Smiles

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  58. great image and card - saw it on mim x

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  59. Fab card and image
    Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons this time and good luck
    Hugs Kelly

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  60. Gorgeous center step fold card. Love the design with the reds,shapes and all the gorgeous details.Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday and friday for some new challenges. Bettina xx

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  61. Wow Desire. This card is absolutely stunning and I am so, so happy that you were able to use one of my sentiments. I'm like a proud mama seeing her creations go off into the world and becoming something new. You have most certainly done justice to the image and sentiment. Every aspect of this card is incredible. I will proudly display this card in the gallery on my blog.

    Good luck this week with the fair. I wish you lots of success.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  62. Awww this is so sweet Desire! I love that fun image and it's colored beautifully! Gorgeous embellies!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  63. Your card is gorgeous. Love your design and the colours and colouring are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month and hope you will join us again.
    Lozzy x

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  64. I like the shape of your cards. so beautiful

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  65. I like the shape of your cards. so beautiful

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  66. Beautiful card...thanks for joining Brown Sugar!

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  67. Beautiful card full of your trademark fine details. Sorry Conrad is sick & you are stressed for Hobby X. I had no idea the post office was on strike. Just got a parcel from the US today...Keep Calm & Carry On!!

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  68. Hello Desire, saw your card on MIM and came to see it. It is so cute! I love the framing you did around the image! Your cards are always so lovely!

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  69. What a wonderful card you have created! The image made me smile :-) and it´s beautifully colored. Gorgeous papers and the embellies are perfect.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  70. I'm back with a DT hat on ;) Still discovering new things on your card, like that wonderful die cut you have used for the digi and backing paper! You have to let me know what it is so that I may put it on my wish list ;)

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  71. Such a cute image!!!! Visiting from MIM!

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  72. Oh wow your card is fabulous, I love your image and the shape of your mat and those pearl embellishments are beautiful
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  73. I love this card! Those flowers and embellishments are awesome. GREAT image too! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

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  74. What a really cute image :0) I love the expressions on there faces :0)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Creator Crafts Flowery Delights Challenge and good luck :0)
    Love Clairebears x

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  75. What a cute card. Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug!!!

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  76. I love these centre fold cards that you make. Always so much detail goes into them. Saw your creation on MIM this week. Hugs Mrs A.

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  77. A fabulous bright and cheery card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “use a digi” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

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  78. Cute image great design & colours clever take on the Button chall

    Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

    smiles Christine x

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  79. This is such a fantastic creation! Love all the fabulous embellishments and your great coloring on the cute girl image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week. ^_^

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  80. Gorgeous card! Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges.
    Mieko xx

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  81. Wow I love this, love that image, will have to get it, love the stepper and the gorgeous embellishments you have used on this one and also the fabulous sentiment
    Thanks for joining in with our use a greeting challenge over at Brown Sugar and good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Pennys Challenges DT member
    Digi Darla DT member
    Forever Friends DT member
    Brown Sugar Challlenges DT member
    Fashionista DT member
    Lady Annes stamp challenge DT member

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  82. Gorgeous card! Love the image, your coloring, and the layout! Thank you for joining QKR's Challenge this week.
    Ruza ~ QKR DT

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  83. What a fab card - colouring is great and it is perfect for our green themed challenge at Digi Haven - thanks for joining, Lisa (DT) x

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  84. What a fab card - the colouring is great.. This is perfect for our green themed challenge at Digi Haven - thanks for joining! Lisa (DT) x

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  85. Beautiful and love the colours in your card thanks for playing at L.T.C. this week Hugs Sandra dt xx
    http://careyscards.blogspot.co.uk/

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  86. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

    Bugaboo Stamps DT
    Jenn Zeeb

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  87. As always your card is amazing, the design is fabulous and one I'm sure anyone would love to receive Desire, you are such a clever designer. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    Cards by Lady Anne


    Lady Anne's Challenge

    Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge

    Lady Anne's: NanaVic's Challenge

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  88. This is a great card, has to be one of my favorites. Good luck at the show! ~Diane

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  89. Desire this is just awesome! I love the sentiment and how it is attached, great color combo, beautiful coloring and perfect embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

    Kathi
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

    my blog:
    http://kathiscreativetherapy.blogspot.com/

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  90. Wow what a busy lady you have been. So many wonderful cards. I am trying to catch up. I hope your hubby is feeling better.....I have a head cold at the moment it is just frustrating as I continually feel tired and I see so much I want to do but on the mend. Love you card and all the terrific layers. I wish you luck with your craft show it sounds awesome. I hope the mail system is up and working again now.

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  91. Adorable Image and gorgeous colors Desire!! I saw this on MIM and had to check it out. Love this card and all you awesome embellishments. Have a fabulous weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  92. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  93. Beautiful card Desire. Love this QKR image, the papers and the colors you have chosen to work with. Thanks for sharign with us this month at Scrappy Frogs.

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  94. Wow, beautiful coloring and design. This card is a knockout!

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  95. Stunning colors, amazing coloring, what's not to love about this card~just gorgeous!

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  96. Cute card!!! Thanks for participating in our LACY SUNSHINE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    ~DEANNE~

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  97. FUN-tastic card!!!!
    love the stamped image!!!!!
    tfs:)

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  98. OMG What a Stunning Card! Looooove your image and awesome layout with all those Embellishments! Thanks for joining us at NMWC

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  99. Perfect! I love this card - the image, the colouring, the embellishments - absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing it at Ooh La La. Hope to se you back soon. Hugs from Lisbeth

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  100. A "wow" card, so beautiful,
    love everything about it!
    Thanks for joining us at
    Lady Anne's - Nana Vic's
    Challenges.

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