22 August 2014

BLESSED {ABM Challenge 13}

{Guest DT Project for Art by Miran's Challenge 13}
  
Art by Miran is launching their 13th challenge today. All their challenges are always ANYTHING GOES as long as your project has a hand coloured image. So hop over here to have a look at their 13th challenge.

Also visit Mi Ran's Showcase blog {Art by Miran} here, for some more inspiration.

I have used this cute little girl created by the talented Mi Ran.  She looks already for the cold weather. Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her awesome digi creations, here. You can purchase her here.

The image has been coloured with Derwent H2O water colour pencils and a pencil blender which I have used for the first time. I have also used a white paint marker for the white highlights. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} and can be purchased here.  The tree embellishments have been created with folded tag punches. the design papers are from Fabscrabs and BoBunny.  The bling and buttons are from my stash.



Tutorial for folding the tiers for the trees.  These can also be used as corner embellishments:



I would love to enter this into the following challenges:



  • Just Keep on Creating - ATG
  • Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes with uplifting sentiment 
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
  • Sister Act - ATG (UL)
  • Creative Fingers - ATG 
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - A few of my favourite things (definitely buttons, bling and folded embellishments like the trees here)
  • Sweet Stampin - Christmas in August
  • 613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional Twist
  • Fairytale Stampers - ATG (1/1)
  • My Perfect Life - ATG Christmas
  • Scrappy Hands - Red
  • Scribble and Scrap - ATG (1/3)
  • Crafting from the Heart - ATG
  • Love to Scrap - ATG
  • OLLCB - Fancy Folds (centre step design and the folded trees)
  • Simon Says Monday Challenge - ATG
  • Stamps and Fun=Creativity - Christmas in Summer
  • The Paper Nest Dolls - ATG (1/2)
  • Clear it Out - Stash ATG (the buttons have been in my stash for more than 2 years)
  • Deep Ocean - Christmas in August
  • Party Time Tuesdays - Water Colour (coloured her with water colour pencils)
  • PDE - Metal Dies and/or Punches (used a scalloped circle punch for the sentiment and a tag punch for the folded trees)
  • Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
  • Top Tip Tuesday - ATG (use tag punches to fold for Christmas trees see tutorial above)
  • Crafty Creations - Use something from your stash (the buttons have been in my stash for more than 2 years)
  • Hobbybook Designer - 2 or More Design Papers
  • Inky Impressions - ATG
  • Penny's Paper Crafty - Christmas, Children or Critters
  • Craft Girls - ATG
  • As You Like It - Favourite 2 Embellishments (buttons and folded paper embellishments)
  • Aud Sentiments - Make a Project with your favourite Season (definitely Christmas, as its a time to spread love and joy)
  • My Heart Pieces - Use a Digi
  • Scrapping4Fun - Technique (I have used tag punches to create the folded trees with, see tutorial above)
  • Creative Fingers - ATG
  • Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas
  • Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
  • Decosse's Dynamite Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Link-Up


  • Thank you so much to the wonderful loving comments you always leave for me.
    Crafty hugs

    116 comments:

    1. This is so beautiful, Desire!! What a sweet image!! I love your folded trees!! They look amazing!! The beautiful buttons around the sentiment are gorgeous!! Love this!! Have a great day :)

      Lisa
      A Mermaid's Crafts

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    2. Good Ozzzy morning my friend....love your card, christmas trees and MiRan's gorgeous image..xxxx awesome.xx

      The Journey is the Start

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    3. Lovely card Desire, Love the trees so clever and effective.

      Love & Hugs

      Jacquie J xxx
      http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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    4. WOW your christmas trees re fantastic!! Love how your brain works and creates such beauties with simple folding!
      Cheers
      Dr Sonia
      Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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    5. There you go with those fun folded paper pieces again. What darling trees. Fantastic Desire! Hugs!

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    6. Sweet card and so perfect for the holiday's...you are so smart to plan ahead with your card making too. Your trees are just adorable.

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    7. Beautiful card, a very unusual Christmas card, love how you made the trees. Hugs, Valerie

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    8. So very cute! Love it! I am certainly getting the Christmas gitters! ;-))

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    9. WOUW such a darling card here Desiré, and I love how you once again has paper folded the trees, that is so clever and looks awesome, and thanks sooo much for the instruction for it too. I love your card, it´s so beautiful as always and perfect colored too. Just beautiful work hun.
      have a wonderful week-end now.

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    10. This card is a pearl again, love it

      Malika

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    11. Oh so pretty Desire which you own unique attention to detail, have a lovely weekend.

      B x

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    12. Gorgeous Desire..I love the cute image and those buttons are beautiful.Fabulous trees too..such a gorgeous card.

      luv CHRISSYxx

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    13. Fabulous card great design hun and thank you for linking up with Clear it Out this week hugs Judith DT x

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    14. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

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    15. These folded trees are fabulous Desire, love your card.
      Veerle xxx

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    16. These folded trees are fabulous Desire, love your card.
      Veerle xxx

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    17. So pretty and colourful and a really gorgeous layout sweetie.
      Hugs
      Cathy
      xxxxx

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    18. Love that you colored her in with colored pencils. The patterned paper is awesome. I love the way you positioned the rhinestones on the ever so cool trees. Love it!

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    19. How cool is that. Thanks for the photo tutorial. Love all the perfectly matched color buttons too. Great job. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
      Your project is featured in our Thursday entries album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
      ~Janis
      Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

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    20. Hi Desire,
      you are the 1.st on Scrapping4Fun Challenge.
      And you make a stunning work! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapping4Fun Challenge. And also, ♡ly thanks for joining my privat blog.
      Have a nice Weekend my friend.
      Hugs Sandra
      http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.de/2014/08/challenge-24-technique-challenge.html?m=1
      http://bastelmami-sandra.blogspot.de/2014/08/scrapping4fun-24-technique.html?m=1

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    21. Awesome card - such a cute image and love the trees thanks for sharing!!!

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    22. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin', good luck. debbiex

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    23. Love the folds, bling, papers, design, image-well ALL of it actually. :) Fab card and TIP Desire! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

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    24. This is really lovely Desire! I love all those folded embellies you use, thanks for sharing the tutorial as well! :)

      Hugs,
      Hanne

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    25. Beautiful card, love the folding on the trees. Thanks for sharing
      Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
      Rachelle DT
      http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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    26. Love those little trees and you did really well with those pencils. I tried mine for the first time the other day and found them quite tricky.
      Hugs,
      Teresa

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    27. Your card is lovely. The image is so cute and I love the stacked corners Christmas trees. That was a great idea of using the punch for corners. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    28. Could she be any happier in her little pine forest heaven, Desire? I think not - love the little Christmasy touch of the ruby red jewels on the pines. You always combine those interesting "African" motif papers (or perhaps they are merely geometric reminding me of Africa?) - but you always do a great job combining them to create interesting visual effects. Those buttons are amazing! Thanks for the tut, too! xo

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    29. A very lovely winter/Christmas card. Love at the elements. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers - Myrna DT

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    30. Gorgeous image and colours,this is fab.xxx

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    31. This is a gorgeous card Desire, I love your pretty image and fabulous trees.
      Sorry I haven't visited for a while - I've had major problems with my laptop, hopefully it's all sorted now.
      Pauline
      x

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    32. Absolutely adorable Desire!! Love the fun Christmas colors and design!! The added buttons are perfect!! :) HUGS
      Stamp Smiles

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    33. Gorgeous card and loving the beautiful embellishments and image.
      Hugs
      Linda xxx

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    34. What a great image...Wonderful project...TF joining us @ CIO hope you stop by again real soon.

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    35. Wauuuu so beautiful
      have a lovely weekend
      hugs Tamara

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    36. This is gorgeous Desire. A fabulous image and the trees look brilliant.
      Lorraine x

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    37. Such a pretty Christmas card, just perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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    38. HI Desire, what a gorgeous card, love the colours you've chosen and such a sweet image, hugs Carole Z X

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    39. Just beautiful And I love your trees. So festive.
      Paulette

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    40. Fabulous , love the trees and also think those buttons are the best colour. How did you do that ? X

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    41. Oh my goodness this is just adorable and perfect in every way xx

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    42. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 190 and also for my Patterned Paper August challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

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    43. Thank you for the tutorial... I was trying to figure out how you made those cute trees! I like the bling you added to the trees and I especially like the buttons on the scalloped circle! Fun card! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity at our house!

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    44. Oh my goodness, those little trees and red gems look FUN! Sweet card!!

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    45. Beautiful holiday card, Desire! Love the design, those fab trees you created, the darling image, and the way you did the sentiment! It is all fab! :^)
      Hugs, Penny
      Have a wonderful weekend!

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    46. Beautiful card and such a sweet image too! I'm always amazed at your embellies and these trees are no different! Beautiful!
      Lena
      xxx
      Lena’s Creations

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    47. Gorgeous, sweet card.
      luv
      Debby

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    48. What a darling card! Love the cute image and the Christmas trees look amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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    49. Hello desire how I did I miss this card? Oh she's so sweet and you have coloured her in lovely I'm loving those h20 water pencils :)
      A very gorgeous creation have a great weekend

      Vic x

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    50. This is very lovely, so sweet and the colours are great. Still stuck on FB. xxx

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    51. very lovely card dear, your always so much inspiration ;O))

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    52. Gorgeous as always Desire
      Anne x

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    53. Ohhhhhhh this is gorgeous!!! I love love love those trees!!!!!

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    54. gorgeous and love your trees thanks for showing us how they were done
      hugs Kate xx

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    55. Love this card...but those TREES are awesome!!! You are one creative gal!

      Peace & Luv,
      Jeannie T.

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    56. Awww what a little cutie Desire, I love that image and she's colored beautifully! What fabulous folded trees too!!
      Hugs, Tammy

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    57. wow love this card Desire, love how you have made the trees and your colouring is fab.
      Carolx

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    58. Anther brilliant card Desire! I love the image & your trees!
      Hugs
      Dawn xx

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    59. A beautiful Christmas card with a difference. I love your folded Christmas trees xxx

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    60. This is awesome, I love the trees and the bring along with the really cute stamp. Even your sequins are colored perfectly, you always amaze me with your talent. Big hugs, ~ Diane

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    61. Such a pretty card!! Loving those trees (thanks for the tutorial!)! Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafting From The Heart!! Hope to see you again soon! —Lisa, DT

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    62. Those trees are fabulous - thanks for the tutorial,. So many lovey touches on this gorgeous card. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk

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    63. Those trees are fabulous - thanks for the tutorial,. So many lovey touches on this gorgeous card. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk

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    64. This is a gorgeous card with lovely colours and layout. Thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

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    65. Good morning, Desire!
      Just stopped by to let you know that you will be featured on our FB page this morning at 10 AM (EDT US). Thanks for being a member of the Front Porch Gang!
      Hugz,
      Chana, Owner
      613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
      facebook.com/avenue613
      http://avenue613.blogspot.com

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    66. Fabulous card Desire, I love the image and papers and your Christmas trees are perfect, hugs, Colette xx

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    67. Great card,thanks for the tutorial
      Gabi

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    68. Great card,thanks for the tutorial
      Gabi

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    69. This is fab Desire xx Jan

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    70. Your card is always pretty and so unique!

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    71. Your trees look beautiful, you're great at making your own decorations!

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    72. Great card!

      Thank you for joining us at Scrappy Hands

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    73. A gorgeous card with a fun, pretty image. Thanks for the tutorial on to make those fab tree shapes!
      hugs
      Glenda

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    74. Fabulous creation, just love those trees!
      Hugs shell xx

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    75. Very pretty card and the trees are fab! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations Challenges x

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    76. Fabulous card ,lovely details and colours:)

      Merethe

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    77. you are soo creative made folded trees Desire and thanks for the littole tutorial for it ..I love this cute little girl and how you colored her...how are you today I miss your visit...I always see Desire as the first commentar lady on my post and I am soo happy if my Mobile phone make a noise "TRING" means someone comment on my post and its you...yeah I am more happy...this christmas card is so adorable...like all your cards...big hugs...Monika

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    78. loving the trees! i'm going to have to give that a try!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge, best of luck!!

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    79. Wowie.
      Christmas spirits already :p
      Love the buttons around the sentiment and ofcourse the BLING!! :P

      Huggsss, Angelique
      EngelDesignsScrap

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    80. This looks spectacular. Love the centre step fold and the added christmas tree tutorial too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back next tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

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    81. Really fun holiday card. Love those trees. Thanks for sharing your project with us at the Love to Scrap Challenge.

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    82. Awesome card, Desire!!! Love the fun trees with their red sparkle and the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

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    83. what a fab xmas card ,love the trees and scene you have created ....
      Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiment challenge and good luck
      Tracey x

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    84. A gorgeous festive creation, I love those beautiful trees and the buttons look lovely.
      Rebecca.

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    85. waw this looks so very pretty! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

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    86. Everytime I visit your blog, I admire your wonderful folded details on your cards. They make them so special and distinctive!

      Wonderful card, thank you so much for sharing at Fairytale Stampers challenge!!

      Good luck :-)

      xx Karola xx

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    87. There is so much about this card that makes it wonderful. Colors, details, how you used those little tag punches to make the trees and the way you added the jewels. LOVE IT! Thanks for Playing at Party Time Tuesdays!

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    88. She's so pretty! What a festive card and your trees are adorable!

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    89. Really nice card. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

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    90. Beautiful card as always Desire.

      Love those trees.

      Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

      Tracey DTxx

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    91. Such a gorgeous Christmas card, thank you for showing the folds, the trees matches the image perfectly.

      Warm hugs
      Maarit

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    92. What fantastic trees. hugs Mrs A.

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    93. love it! and thanks for the tutorial on how to do the tiers!

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    94. Another beauty Desire I love the trees
      Betty

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    95. So gorgeous Desire. I love the Christmas trees and your sweet image which is beautifully coloured in - Michelle x

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    96. A great card, love the colours and thanks for the picture tutorial x

      hugs sally x
      sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

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    97. This is such a beautiful and colourful card Desire. She is adorable and I love the trees. Thank you for the tutorial.
      Enjoy the rest of your week.
      Hugs Sharon. x

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    98. Beautiful card....love the sweet image...great papers and trees...Joolsx

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    99. So nice and beautiful!
      Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Stampers!
      Hugs,
      Conny

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    100. such a great card, loving the buttons thanks for joining us at OLL
      hugs

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    101. Congratulations on your GDT, Desire, a super card hun, thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations, best of luck xxxx

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    102. Wonderful card Desire , and just as I was wondering how you did those gorgeous tress I scrolled down and saw your tutorial.
      Will have to try them !

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    103. What a precious card, love the Christmas folds that is one clever way of doing a tree...love it!
      The blings and those buttons makes it even more special.... Pretty card! Enjoy your wonderful crafty moments my friend!

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    104. Lovely Christmas card you made! =)
      Hugs, Elenor

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    105. Super fun trees! Wow - tons of comments too~

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    106. I can only echo what everyone else has said, lovely card, lovely colouring, lovely colours and I really must try those trees...thank you for sharing with us at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge :)

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    107. Darling card, your image is very sweet and your trees are very creative.

      Sue
      http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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    108. Fabulous card love the image and brilliant tutorial for the trees and love the coloured buttons
      carol x

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    109. Very sweet card Desire :). Thank you for your sweet visit :)

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    110. what a great card Desire!!
      Such great colors, and than the trees!!! So amazing!!

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    111. What a beautiful Chrismas card. Nice digi and details.

      Hugs, Astrid.

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    112. Such fabulous folded elements! Love the colors too!

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    113. Thank you for sharing your super creation for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon x

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    114. Great card Desire! I love those trees, so cool, and whodathunkit? Thanks for entering The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge! Good luck!

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    115. Lovely card and great colors! Your trees are really cool :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

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    Desire