Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LOTV - It's a Christmas Blog Hop!

Good morning, everyone. Things have been a little too quiet here on my blog, but rest assured, work is going on behind the scenes and new projects to share are happening!

Today's the day for Lili of the Valley's Christmas blog hop to celebrate the launch of wonderful new Christmas products. This is a big release - 22 new character stamps - vintage boys & girls, snowmen, penguins, and angels;  4 new beautiful Christmas paper pads; new clear Christmas sentiments; clear Christmas carols and recipe stamps; and some new mini images. Sharpen up that list-making pencil - I have a strong feeling you're going to need it! :)

The new stamps and papers will be available on the LOTV website starting at midnight Friday, August 1 (UK time) (that's late afternoon Thursday for most of us in the US, except for Hawaii where it's earlier in the afternoon LOL).

As before with the hops, there are fabulous prizes up for grabs, with winners to be drawn at random from the comments of the participating blogs. Even we don't know whose blogs are the "lucky" ones, so to increase your chances of winning in the drawing from comments, hop from one blog to the next and leave a comment on each one!

This time there's one prize drawing for the 12 angel, penguin, and snowmen stamps. The second drawing is for the 10 vintage children stamps. Both winners will be drawn at random from all the comments left on the lucky blogs, and winners will be announced Thursday evening on the Ideas To Inspire blog.

Here's a linked list of all the blogs taking part...

Kathy (you're here!)
Lou

And here's my card. I used patterned papers from the new Festive Trimmings paper pad, and one of the sentiments from the new clear Christmas wishes sentiment sheet, along with lots of fun holiday dies for a frosty winter scene:



In the corner, a large die cut poinsettia, sprinkled with clear coarse glitter and with tiny bells to simulate the yellow stamen center...




The new LOTV Christmas sentiment stamp is in a straight line on the stamp sheet, but one of the reasons I love clear sentiment stamps is the versatility of being able to shape them the way you want. I "waved" this one on the stamp block, and stamped it onto a tattered banner die cut (that I tattered just a bit more and edged with clear glitter)...




I used lots of foam tape for dimension on this card...the green star Festive Trimmings paper is the only one adhered directly to the card front. The white frame layer is popped up from the green star paper, the trees are adhered with foam tape, the deer and the green dotted Festive Trimmings paper are popped up from the white frame, and finally the banner is popped up from the green frame paper. It all forms natural shadows and interest to the overall scene...



Supplies:
Patterned papers:  LOTV *new* Festive Trimmings
Sentiment stamp:   LOTV *new* A5 Christmas Wishes clear stamp
Dies:   Spellbinders Labels Two and Layered Poinsettia;   Impression Obsession Birch Trees,
Deer Trio, and Pine Branch;   Tim Holtz Tattered Banners
Twine:   The Twinery / Red Shimmer      
Miscellaneous:   Glistening Snow-Tex;   Shabby Blue Frantage embossing powder



Your next stop is Crafty Lou's blog to see the beauty she has for you.  And don't forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog Thursday to see if you're one of the lucky winners of the two prizes.

Enjoy the hop, and good luck everyone!


141 comments:

  1. lovely card Kathy, i like the tree background.
    en the snow and ice on your card, it is winter wonderland.
    hugs rian

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  2. Hi Kathy. Oh boy do I love what you do with the sentiments and I love how you wriggled up the stamp to get this effect. Just stunning
    hugs Lou xx

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  3. Wow Kathy!!! A true work of art!! xx

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  4. I really like how your card turned out. It looks fantastic! Hugs! xx

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  5. This image is so different from the others. I have to say you have done a wonderful job with it!
    Love how you have done your background. Your poinsettia is BEAUTIFUL!!
    Hugs, Candy

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  6. Kathy I love the image, wonderful colouring and beautiful papers.

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  7. So beautiful and elegant Kathy - stunning scene you have created.
    Debs xx

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  8. Such a beautiful scene. I can feel the crisp winter chill in your card. Very stunning.

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  9. What a wonderful scene! So much detail! I love your dies, especially the pine and the deer...

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  10. Absolutely stunning sample, as always from LOTV, love Carolyn x

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  11. Wow stunning scene. You always give me so many ideas with your cards. I love that birch tree die

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  12. This image is adorable as all others and your creation so lovely!
    great creation,hugs die waldfee

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  13. Stunning card Kathy, love all the elements you have used on this card, great papers and I love the how you have shaped the sentiment... a really beautiful creation:)
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  14. It's warm outside, but when I see this I could long for the winter to come (smile!).
    You made a wonderfull scenery!
    Lia xx

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  15. This is stunning, Kathy! What a gorgeous scene! Love your fabulous detailing and the ‘torn' sentiment is the perfect finishing touch! xx

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  16. A stunning piece of art Kathy, your card is amazing, I would love to receive a card like this and so traditional too.
    Chris xx

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  17. This card is so different from the rest, I love the deer & the papers you have used xx

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  18. Amazing work Kathy, love this card so so pretty.
    Hugs Kelly

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  19. A stunning card, such a beautiful winter scene!
    Rebecca.

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  20. Kathy this is stunning, I love how you have created a Winters Scene that the sentiment fits so well with, wonderful colour scheme too :) xxx

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  21. WOW Kathy !! Just wonderful sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  22. Wonderful design just the perfect card Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  23. Hiya Kathy, love your card, simply amazing...... I couldn't leave comment on Jen's card as for some reason link to comments wouldn't work. Sue x

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  24. this is DIVINE!!!!!! Can i ask how you made the trees? that is just so beautiful i love the feel of this scene. gorgeous! love and hugs Davinia xx

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  25. Amazing card. Love the little bells

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous! another really lovely card Kathy! x

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  27. WOW! This is totally stunning! I love the Winter Wonderland you have created to go with the sentiment. All your detailing is amazing, I especially love the bells added to the white poinsettia.
    Sue xx

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  28. Oh wow this is just stunning!! The animals and wintery scene look amazing! And gorgeous embellishments and papers!

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  29. Gorgeous and beautiful card Kathy love the scene and fabulous colour's and design
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  30. This is just gorgeous, love the scene and fab colours. Marlene

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous, just adorable.
    Off hopping, Jane x

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  32. What a wonderful winter scene... I love the birdies and all the little details in your scene! Thank you for the inspiration! Greetings from Germany, Tina

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  33. A brilliant card Kathy, I love the little bells you have added to the centre of the poinsettia flower.
    Lesley

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  34. What a gorgeous winter scene Kathy! Your idea of the small bells in the poinsettia is great.

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  35. A beautiful card Kathy. I love the scene you've created.
    Lorraine x

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  36. Oh Kathy, this is gorgeous. I love those papers and the scene. Fab poinsettia too.
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  37. Loving the new papers. Fabulous Christmas scene. xx

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  38. Wow! this is stunning! Kathy, love the beautiful scene you've created.

    Donna x

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  39. Beautiful card. I'm really loving the wavy sentiments.
    Lorraine

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  40. Beautiful card with a great wintery scene.

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  41. Kathy I really Love your creation and you are indeed a talented person.

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  42. This is so gorgeous. Love the dies you used. I always forget I can add wiggle to clear stamps. Thanks for the memo aid. Hugs

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  43. A super card, lovely design and I like how you have tattered the sentiment.

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  44. WOW!!!! A very special card, perfect for greetings! I love it so much, it's is full of gorgous details!! Great job, well done!
    I love the LOTV new collection and cross my fingers for this great blog hop giveaways!!!!

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  45. Wow, this is gorgeous! Lovely papers you used! Beautiful dies and I love all the details!

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  46. Gorgeous card. Those new LOTV papers are lovely. I really like your poinsettia with the bells in the centre.

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  47. Prachtig papier en héle leuke tekststempels!!!
    Mooi kaartje...
    Liefs Joke

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  48. What an amazing scene - so many amazing details it's hard to know where to begin! Perfect sentiment choice for your beautiful creation!

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  49. Oh What a card .. just says it all what Christmas is about .hugs Sarah xx

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  50. Wow this is amazing Kathy, it goes to show you don't always need a LOTV image to make a beautiful LOTV card. Fern x

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  51. This is just amazing Kathy, I really love your work and how you approach things. The layering is fantastic too!

    Hugs
    Brenda B

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  52. Wow you always amaze me on how you create cards with no stamped image and they are all very effective.

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  53. Your card Kathy is so beautiful and perfect for Christmas.

    Deborah A

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  54. Cardinals, red twine and the beautiful sparkly poinsettia. Beautiful card.

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  55. Your card is stunning and you have so much detail. Absolutely beautiful with the bits of sparkle.

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  56. Just beautiful Kathy, makes me feel all Christmassy! Only 4 more pay days until the big day! There's a thought,

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  57. Your card is gorgeous. Love the papers and the design and especially that gorgeous poinsettia with the sparkle! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Mariska

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  58. Super gorgeous grown up card! Lots of detail to discover, and lovely background papers.

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  59. You really know how to showcase a sentiment! thanks for sharing and when I grow up I want to be able to craft just like you ( I'm only 50 so not long till I grow up now) lol

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  60. Gorgeous card, love the way you used your papers and die cuts. Thanks for sharing xx

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  61. Hi Kathy. I so love this fabulous winter scene. Gorgeous papers, dies and sentiment :-) xxx

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  62. WOW.. Beautiful scene you have made... Fantastic Details and Beautiful colors.. Love the little Detail with the small bells inside the flower!! Perfect!!

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  63. Hi Kathy I always love your take on LOTV, great card and details a real Christmas forest x

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  64. WOW! This is stunning! I don't know where to begin. Everything about this card is just perfect and amazing! I sooo love this!! Thanks for this wonderful inspiration. Definitely makes me want to try new things. :)

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  65. So beautiful - love all the dimension and the vintage look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  66. Love this card, very unusual dies, & the papers are wonderful

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  67. Lovely sample, looking forward to the release.

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  68. I love these sentiments. This one suits your card so well. I'm feeling Christmas right now!! xx

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  69. This is stunningly beautiful - I love it!

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  70. Fabulous.... very inspiring!!!!
    Hugs, Laila

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  71. Wow!!! Such a stunning card. Full of crafting loveliness and festive cheer.
    Hugs, Donna x

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  72. oooohhh I love the techniques you used with this card and products! Very clever indeed! Thank you for sparking the Christmas spirit in this heart and mind!

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  73. Oooh what a stunning card, great idea to curve your sentiment too :)

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  74. A beautiful card and love the design and the embellishments. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  75. lovely card. I love the sentiment.
    hugs Anke

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  76. Lovely card! Thank you for christmas inspiration!

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  77. That's quite different to the other cards I've looked at so it really stands out. Love the bells.

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  78. Absolutely gorgeous card and beautiful mages and papers, Kate x

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  79. Another jaw-dropper! Amazing card with such great dimension! Love the papers and sentiment stamp you used!

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  80. What a gorgeous scene. Love it. Kx

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  81. all I can say is your card is AWESOME!!
    Cheryl R.

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  82. This card is stunning. Your attention to details is exquisite - right down to the twine/floss that looks like candy canes.

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  83. Gorgeous card! I love the die cut deer!

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  84. Really super card Kathy and loving all the dimension. I like your idea of 'bending' the sentiment - very effective x

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  85. Beautiful card Kathy! The papers are shown of to full effect with the trees and deer. Debra x

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  86. How gorgeous are these new stamps?! And the papers!! Cannot wait till 1st August!
    Absoloutely gorgeous creation!

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  87. Beautiful card... so many lovely details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  88. This is gorgeous Kathy. I love the image and the design is fabulous.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  89. Fab card Kathy, very imaginative use of dies - very inspiring! x

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  90. Lovely card - I adore the birds and the reindeer! I can't wait to see the sentiment stamps, they look great. You've taught me something new - I didn't even realise you could manipulate clear stamps! Looks fab! xxx

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  91. Oh how lovely, love the pointsetia and the way you have set out the scene

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  92. Wow, this is beautiful!
    Love all the layers on it
    and the flower is so
    pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  93. Gorgeous! Love your design and dies!

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  94. Gorgeous card!! love the scene you have created... nice papers...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  95. Beautiful card...love the scene...we have many deer in our backyard and I just gaze at them i awe! You have captured them beautifully in your winter scene!

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  96. What a lovely card, loving all the layers on it.

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  97. wow what a nice Christmas card

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  98. Thus is just a beautiful card! P x

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  99. Gorgeous, stunning card. I love how you layered the birds and the rest. Love your "excuse" for the crafty mess!!!

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  100. This is such a beautiful scene you created! I love all the layers in it!

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  101. Gorgeous card; beautifully made. Regards Helen

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  102. Gorgeous scene! I love layers!
    Ileanaxx

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  103. This is a lovely wintery scene - loving it - also wondering what parts of it are LOTV - lots of goodies to come then!

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  104. I love the colour combinations and your card is simply gorgeous!

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  105. I love this wintery scene, my favourite style of card. Beautiful.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  106. Love this one, deer and birds and trees all my favourites together

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  107. This is such a sweet image Kathy and you've coloured it so beautifully. I love how all the elements have been brought together xxx

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  108. Stunning. Liked the green starred paper very much.

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  109. This is stunning Kathy! I love the colours, that deer is so majestic and the sentiment and all your details are just perfect!

    Tanya xx

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  110. Thanks for the chance to win those lovely stamps!
    Beautiful card!
    Susanne

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  111. Beautiful card, thanks for the chance to win the stamps.

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  112. Love the card, very inspirational. Thanks for the chance to win the LOTV stamps. Tracey

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  113. Think I've fallen in love with this one, it's gorgeous!

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  114. What a gorgeous little scene! I love the jingle bells in the poinsettia's center.

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  115. Gosh this is stunning.Love it.Hugs x

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  116. This is a beautiful card and I love the deer and all the die cut greenery and the trees in the background. So pretty. x

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  117. WOW! This is magical. Love your treatment of the images with the chosen paper--you are a master

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  118. Wowie...Super stunning card. LOVE..Love..love it. Big Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT

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  119. A lovely card - very stylish.
    Kath x

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