03 December 2013

FIND JOY IN THE JOURNEY

{DT Project Path of Positivity: Challenge #9}

This month our theme for Challenge #9 at Path of Positivity is JOY.  


Don't forget to find something joyful in every single day. Little things like the smell of newly cut grass, a bird's joyful song early in the morning and the smell of raindrops, makes a day super special and joyous for me.

I used the beautiful Christmas Holly from Fresh Brewed who is one of our sponsors this week. You can purchase her here.   The wonderful and inspiring sentiment, all about joy, was also designed by Lisa herself.


The light pink design paper is from Basic Grey.  I have coloured the image and holly leaves with Copic Markers and the sentiment with dry chalks.  The holly leave embellishments is one of the holly leaves I cropped from her dress, blown it up and printed it a few times. 






The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

  • Ten digital images from Creative Bug Digitals for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
  • Three digital images from Ike's World for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs, our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.
http://www.creativebugdigis.com/
http://www.ikesart.com/#!__digital-art-stamps
http://freshbreweddesigns.com/
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/
      Hope you will play along this month, so come on link your JOY creations to Path of Positivity Challenge No.9. Can't wait to see your JOY creations.  
         
      Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
      Recently I was the lucky winner of a wonderful give-away on Annie's blog and received these awesome goodies from her in the post. Thanks so much Annie, these are just stunning and most of them we do not find here in South Africa.  Also look at Annie's beautiful card with the sweet girl. It was an honour to receive your artwork Annie.


      Thank you so much to everyone who wished us well with our recent move.  We are just about settled into our new apartment and at least my little workroom is open for business and this card was one of the first creations I did in it.  Signing off with a photo I took of the recent flash flood of the Jukskei river just in front of our complex, this past Thursday afternoon:


      {SOURCES OF PRODUCTS USED ON MY CARD}

      113 comments:

      1. Your card is stunning Desire. I love the pretty image, gorgeous detailing and beautiful colours. Such a great idea to enlarge and use the holly leaves as embellishments. Thank you for the inspiration.

        hugs Sue xx

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      2. Firstly, your card is adorable, lovely image and it may me feel happier this morning...also secondly, you are most welcome to the candy and I am glad it finally arrived...so good to hear you can use it and that you can not get them in your country....a pleasure to deliver...love to you my friend.xxxxx

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      3. This is gorgeous Desire, I like the image the holly and the gems
        Kevin xx

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      4. wow so true!!! There really is amazing things to be thankful for!!! And most of the time we take them for granted. Your card is just out of this world gorgeous as always!!! Just love it! Your color scheme is fabulous.

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      5. Desire, What a lovely card! Also congrats on all those amazing goodies!
        Hugs,
        Debbie

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      6. Such good advice! I found joy in your card - it certainly made me smile! Love the holly leaves all around that match her dress!

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      7. This is so pretty! Love your image and the colors and the bling! Congrats on your goodies, too! :)

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      8. This is simply BEAUTIFUL! Love how you've cut everything out so perfectly!

        Big Hugs,
        Elise

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      9. So beautiful Desire..love all the holly and colours and what a lovely lot of bling..congratulatons.

        luv CHRISSYxx

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      10. Gorgeous. Great design. Love the red and green combined with the blue background. Beautiful frame and ofc the bling. Stunning.

        Huggsss, Angelique

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      11. What a great card.
        Hugs, marianne

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      12. Noget sååå flot ♥
        1000 tak for at du deltager på vores decemberudfordring på card and scrap.
        knuzzzz♥

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      13. A gorgeous card,love the fab image and great design.xxx

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      14. Echt een grappige kerstkaart!

        Leuk dat je meedoet met de cards&scrap challenge!

        Liefs Ans

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      15. Absolutely love your cute card.
        luv
        Debby

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      16. Gorgeous and stunning card, and you won a great price, congrats to that too.

        hugs Amanda xx

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      17. Back to the C&P I am afraid but wanted to pop in any take a peek at your latest make and say hello.

        B x

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      18. This is a fabulous card Desire, I love your pretty colours and holly embellishments.
        Pauline
        x

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      19. This is just lovely Desire. x

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      20. Lovely card.
        Thanks for joining us at card and Scrap.
        DT-Gitte.

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      21. Mighty nice, I love the color scheme!
        Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
        Hope to see again:)
        Hugs Kaija DT-member

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      22. Very beautiful card! I bet it is even more beautiful in real life with all those gems surrounding the image! Congrats on the wonderful goodies you received too! Thanks for sharing this with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

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      23. Beautiful card Desire and such alot of work that you put into it. It's great that you can join us at the Just For Fun Challenge. have a lovely Christmas from all the team. XX

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      24. This is SOOOOO SWEET!!! I love the soft rose colors. The bling around the gorgeous frame draws your eyes in. The sentiments are adorable and I LOVE how you cut the large holly and placed it around the frame. Beautiful card shape as well. I just love everything about it! As always, I am very happy and honored to be the sponsor of POP this month.
        Hope you have a joyful day.
        Sending smiles,
        Heather

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      25. Desire, I am sure that All your cards fit the theme of Joy because I know that when I visit you here then I'll depart with a light joyful feeling due to the beauty I love so much in your talents. This is another wonderful card that I love in every way .....and your sentiment is a very special message. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

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      26. Just catching up with your blog Desire you have made some gorgeous cards as usual every one a work of art
        Bettyxxx

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      27. Beautiful card Desire, I love all the embellishments you have added and a great image

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      28. Love your color scheme Desire. Such a feminine and dainty Christmas card.

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      29. What a charming card. Love the funky look. It's stunning. Thanks for dropping by my little corner too. :)
        Love n hugs
        Marie

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      30. Your card is gorgeous!
        Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
        Hugs, Heidi:)

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      31. Pretty card. Especially like how you cut the image out. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch192 Use A Digi.
        Melissa
        "Sunshine HoneyBee"
        OSAAT DT

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      32. Outstanding art Desire. The color combo's are delightful as are the die cuts holding your main image. The pink gems are very sweet. You are such an amazing artist I enjoy your work and it inspires me. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this week, we all love seeing your art.
        Blessings,
        Carole Robb Bisson
        Word Art Wednesday

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      33. A beautiful Christmas card! It really has the 'feel good' factor!
        Chris
        x

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      34. A delight to the eye Desire. A really beautiful creation. I adore the colour. Glad you are settled in your apartment but more importantly your workroom is open for business. Lol!!!

        Hugs
        Cathy
        xxxxxx

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      35. Oh that's an awesome card Desire! I love the image and the holly you've put around the outside! And the panel you've mat onto is a great shape!! Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Crafting by Designs this week! Mo x

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      36. A gorgeous card Desire. The image and colours look fabulous.
        Lorraine x

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      37. what a very beautiful card Desire.
        And congratulations with the candy have a lott of fun with it.

        gr karin

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      38. As I said on The Outlawz, I love your card, Desire! It is just beautiful! :^)
        You were so lucky to win all that cool stuff--congrats!
        OMGosh, that flash flood is scary, but gorgeous at the same time! (None of my penguins got caught in it, did they?)
        Hugs, Penny

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      39. what a beautiful card Desire.
        Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

        Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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      40. Love this fabulous colourful card the image is super cute................such a wonderful piece of work..................thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week........ We hope you will play along with us again soon! :)

        SOMA
        Robyn's Fetish DT

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      41. So lovely card desire! Beautiful image and colors. hugs,Helena

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      42. Gorgeous card! Love the non traditional colors and the layering and embellishments are fantastic!
        Thanks for joining us in the challenge at 2 creative chicks!
        Sherrie K
        http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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      43. Gorgeous card
        Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
        Hugs Katie x

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      44. A gorgeous card Desire. The image and colours are wonderful x

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      45. Beautiful sentiment and so true.. Another beautiful stepper card and love the image.

        Hugs
        Linda xxx

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      46. A Gorgeous Card! Love having a read of your Blog its always such a happy place to visit!Congrats on your Candy too! Have a Great Week!

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      47. Wonderful image and a great designed card, thanks for joining us at Ropbyn's Fetish Challenge this week

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      48. Great image and the details are awesome. Great job with the bling. Awesome!!! Thanks for playing our Christmas challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

        Leanne DT@4CC!

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      49. stunning card Desire love the image and all your embellishments and bling-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
        Carol DT x

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      50. This is spectacular! I love how you have the little circles with words surrounding her. The holly leaves you added all around are great too!

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      51. Thanks for playing in our "Christmas Card" Challenge #81!
        Sandi ♥
        DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
        and Pattie's shop
        Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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      52. Absolutely fab card. I love all of the holly and her hair color. Fantastic job!

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      53. This is absolutely wonderful. Love the DP's you used and the elements you created and adhered are nothing short than perfection. Awesome job! Glad you shared with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless, always!

        JO ANN
        http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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      54. Very beautiful card with great sentiments! Regards, TokBobok

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      55. Your card is so beautiful! I love the colors and holly on it!! She is a beautiful image and so blissful. How nice to have won the stash! Looks like a lot of fun to sort and use. Thank you for sharing, love your positivity!
        Hugs Kelly

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      56. gorgeous card Desire. Love the image and the colours
        Hugs
        Doreen xx

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      57. What a fantastic card, Desire! Love the image, she's got amazing hair, and I love how you decorated the card with multiple holly leaves.

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      58. wow! flash flood is right! it must be a "roaring" site to behold with the sounds accompanying all that rushing water. Glad it stayed where it is supposed to. Congratulations on winning Annie's fabulous candy - it could not have happened to a nicer person.

        Your card -- too funny, when I saw it pop up in my Friends folder at bloglovin, I knew immediately it was yours! Such a unique style without being "out in left field somewhere" - always fabulous motion in your cards, and a great message!

        This time I can feel the love and happiness your character feels with all the holly dancing around her. Your fussy cutting, as always, is impeccable! (I covert that ability LOL) - so pretty, Desire!

        hugs,
        de

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      59. A happy card, for sure. I love all the holly you added around her.

        Oh, the flash flood is terrible. Glad you were safe.

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      60. What a lovely card thank you for joining in over at seemacrafts and lej Designs LEJ DT

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      61. Gorgeous card.

        Glad that you are settling in your new place.

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      62. Gorgeous card!! Love the way you embellished it. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

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      63. Eintlik weer kans om bietjie hier in te loer en daar is soveel mooi kaartjies, foto's en projekte!

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      64. Beautiful work, Desire! Your projects are always so meticulous and full of wonderful detail. I love the colors on this. Very nicely crafted! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
        Hugz,
        Chana, Owner

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      65. How wonderful, I like the colours and the holly leaves around the edge. My joy today was smelling the frangapani

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      66. Lovely Christmas card Desire! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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      67. This is a beautiful card! Love all the bling!
        Congrats for the candy winning :)
        Thanks for sharing it with us at QKR Stampede.
        Hugs,
        Ardilla :)

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      68. Gorgeous bling on this card, I love it. Great holly embellishments as well.

        Sue x

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      69. Great idea about the holly leaves!! Love the coloring too!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge blog, best of luck!

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      70. Pretty card, I love the colors you chose !
        Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

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      71. Such beautiful layering and detail work! Thanks for sharing at Use It Tuesday.

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      72. Desire, another beauty is on the block, fabulous cards and awesome fold.
        Hugs

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      73. A beautiful card that reflects the love you put into it. Thanks for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts.

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      74. Your card is ripe with JOY. I love the bright colors and the fold and the way you used her "dress embellishments" to embellish the rest of your card. Thanks for the smile you gave me!

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      75. such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge

        Cristina DT
        vintagepink39.blogspot.com

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      76. such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge

        Cristina DT
        vintagepink39.blogspot.com

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      77. Great card, thanks for joining CMC challenge. --DT Shannon

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      78. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for the reminder to find joy in each day. When things get so busy we forget to see the beauty and find joy.

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      79. what a lovely card and so well your move went well. Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT. From Sian OSAAT DT

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      80. Absolutely beautiful,thank you for entering the Crafting Musketeers challenge -Denise (Dt)

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      81. this is such a sweet card. Love it. xxxxx

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      82. Beautiful card, Desire! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please join us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

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      83. so stunning desire.i love your winter design and gorgeous image and colours :D

        xx coops xx

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      84. What a very fun card! Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

        TTFN,

        CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
        craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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      85. Love! Great colors! Thanks so much for entering my Lacy Sunshine Challenge!
        Hugs, Heather

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      86. WOW!! This is Gorgeous, Stunning & Beautiful!!
        Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
        Have a wonderful day,
        Migdalia
        ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
        ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

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      87. I love how you used the holly from her dress as the embellishment. You truly are inspiring and have fabulous ideas. Thanks for joining us at Chalk Ah Lot.

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      88. Sweet card, Thanks for joining us at JFF Merry Christmas xx Jan

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      89. beautifully designed card!!!!!
        Tfs:)

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      90. Beautiful...thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!!

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      91. Oh this islovely. Great use of hollys and love the sentiment too. Thanks for playing along with last week's challenge at QKR Stampede. Sorry for my late comment. Hope to see you back in on this weeks challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

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      92. A beautiful Card and Image! I really love your fold as well! Thank you for joining the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge! Hugs Julie DT x

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      93. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!
        Hugs
        Tracey
        xx

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      94. Thank you for linking up in the 2 Creative Chicks December Challenge.
        Gerda
        GDT 2 at Creative Chicks
        http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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      95. Completely sweet and adorable, wonderful work!

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      96. Fabulous Desire' love the colours and the delightful/beautiful image! Love the holly embellishments too!
        hugs
        Glenda

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      97. Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

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      98. Gorgeous Chrimbo card and thank you for joining us at Little Claire's this month and good luck :)
        hugs and xxx
        Gemma

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      99. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for Crafting Musketeers 'layer it up' challenge, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

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      100. Oh my, this is gorgeous Desire and so festive with the holly border...you must have the patience of a saint to add all these little gems :) Donna ♥ x

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      101. Such a great card, Fantastic image you have used too!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
        Cheers Jennie DTM
        Jenscrapstoo

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      102. This is gorgeous. Love the colours and sparkle. Thanks for playing at Creatilicious Challenges and good luck. Hope to see you back 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Creatilicious Challenge xx

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      103. Charming image, gorgeous card, very nicely done. Thanks for joining us at The Come & Get It Challenges.

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      104. Fabulous card...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month.
        Wendy xx

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      105. It´s is very beautiful made - I just love it :)
        Thank you for joining the challenge at
        Card and Scrap :)

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      106. Just loved the designer card thanks for joining in over at Seemacrafts. Hope to see more amazing creations in future challenges. Happy New Year Larelle-Susanne DT

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      107. beautiful card, love the image and layout! Thanks for joining our blog hop at Come and Get it Challenges, good luck! Jo x

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      108. Fabulous 'P' project!
        Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
        Happy New Year!
        Helen x

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      109. First off congrats on your win over at Annie's. Lovely prizes indeed!

        Now as far as your creation goes...
        Another splendid job. You always do the images and sentiments you use such justice my friend. I am so thrilled that I have someone of your caliber on our team. Beautiful colours blended with amazing creativity to come up with an absolutely joyful card.

        Thank you for sharing some of the things you are joyful for. I can't wait to read what you are generous for in tomorrow's post. Of course you know me, it probably won't be tomorrow when I visit it but you know, I'll get here sooner or later!

        Hugs,
        Lisa

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      110. BEAUTIFUL card!
        Thanks for joining us last month at PIO!
        Happy New Year!
        Have a GREAT day!

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      111. wow lovely card! and so many comments! love the image and the card is great in those colours. Many thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week ...Anita DT

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      Desire