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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hopping my way to your heart

 It's already February!  What happened to January?!
It's time for an inspirational Craft-Dee BowZ blog hop!
The blog hop theme this time is "VALENTINE"

If you've arrived here from Vicki's blog, you're headed in the right direction. If not and you'd like to be eligible to win our prize, you might want to start from the beginning. I've listed my teammates below.  Don't forget to leave comments on each blog, as well as a comment on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog as your last stop. For the guidelines and prize information, please go here.
 
Let's get hoppin'
 
Gail (this is me!)
 
Since the hop challenge topic is Valentine, here's my Valentine inspiration. This card is 6"x6" and is my favorite size and fold to work with. I feel like I have enough space on the card front to handle the pretty embellishments that I love!
 
 
The large set of hearts are a die by Marianne Crafts. It's a nested set of 4 and they were a present to me from me for Christmas. The heart die cut border across the card is by Whimsy. I used a dark pink paper for this heart border strip but it looks more red in the photograph. I went over the entire die cut with pink Wink of Stella and it has a pretty shine that you can't see. The corner die cut is by La-La Land and the Love You die cut is by Marianne Designs. My Cuttlebug is the best little die cutting machine I have, and I have numerous machines. The brads in the lower left corner are from a package I received years ago from my best friend, Lillian. If you've read any of my posts, you know my goal for 2015 is to use some of these pretty papers and embellishments that I keep 'saving'. (And that is why you see this gorgeous red metallic paper, beautiful flowers and adorable brads. I do admit to hyperventilating as I open these new packages.)
 
This is an adorable image to color and truthfully, I cannot remember where I bought him. He's a digital image and I've searched my digital files and can't find the company where I purchased him. If you recognize him, please leave the info in a comment below and I'll update this post. Otherwise, this little tyke is homeless. Thanks to Darlene who left me the information in her comment below, this little tyke is no longer homeless. He is a creation by Digi Darla's! And after searching on the computer, I don't think Digi Darla's exists anymore!
 


I love the bouquet of assorted red and pink roses and buds below. The swirls are a die by Memory Box and I cut them out of dark pink and red paint chips so the paper was a little heavier than normal. That's my helpful hint for this week...collect paint chips from Home Depot or Lowe's...or wherever paint is sold. They are heavier than regular paper stock and cut out beautifully! They also have a great finish on them. I really like the color red and pairing it up with the brighter blue overalls is a combination I love. And my red and white bow with the red heart button in the middle came out great for the space I had available. Thanks to my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool, I can make any size bow now and even multi-looped ones...this has 3 loops! Now, you gotta admit...is that a sales pitch or what?!

 
Time for you to hop over to Barbara's blog next and remember to leave a comment on each blog, as well as going back to Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog and leaving a comment there, to be in the drawing.
 
If you don't already follow my blog, please considering doing so and I've added a new feature to my blog on the right side where you can sign up for e-mails when I post a new card. I love following my favorite blogs like that and hope you do, too!
 
                                                                                Hugs,
                                                                                Gail
 
This card's entered in these challenges:

92 comments:

  1. Not sure if my first comment posted. But this little dude is adorable.

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  2. Smashing design Gail, lovely papers, love the flowers, and the little boy, so cute with his bunch of flowers, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  3. Beautiful card, Gail! I love all of the swirly flourishes and the pop of blue on the little boy image.

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  4. This is just the cutest darn thing! Love the sweet image and that bow with the little addition of the twine was just the right touch. Love it!

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  5. Gail, this card is adorable. The sweet little boy is a dandy even though he's homeless. LOL Love the flowers and the swirls.The bow is so sweet and that ribbon is a perfect fit for your card.

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  6. Gorgeous card Gail, beautifully designed and the heart is fabulous. Love the embellishments and that image is so so cute who could resist him. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and hope we see you back with us soon. Jennifer DT member

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  7. Gorgeous card. What wonderful colours, embellishments and image. Thank you for joining our challenge at Scrapbook Stamps Society Challenge Blog! Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

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  8. Oh how sweet, he made me smile! Amazing details, the more I look, the more I see. I especially love your bow and the heart die cuts.

    Thanks for sharing in the hop!

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  9. He's adorable! Love all the details on this lovely card!

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  10. Such a fun card, Gail! Of course your ribbon bow looks amazing! Cute little added twine bow! Love all your die cuts and the adorable image, which you have beautifully coloured! The flowers are absolutely beautiful!

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  11. Thanks for joining us this week at Incy Wincy for our Tic Tac Toe challenge, Your card is lovely, and I love your image. It is one of my favorites that I also have..

    DT Pam

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  12. Such a beautiful card with lots of lovely embellishments and details. Well done on using up some of your stash, I have to admit I have felt the same when opening and cutting in to some of my most precious papers, flowers and embellishments. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hope to see you there again soon.
    Lorraine DT

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  13. Wow! Over the top adorable! Love the little boy image and all the die cuts you used! Gorgeous hearts for the focal point and super lovely flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the "Hearts" Challenge! Please come back soon!:-)

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  14. Gail it's super cute and gorgeous.
    Gr Karin

    and

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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    1. Gail that is a great card. I know what you mean, wanting to use the goodies, but wanting to hang on to them. lol. Your coloring is great, and love the use of the little flowers.

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  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards

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  16. FABULOUS creation Gail ... so colorful ... love it! BTW ... this darling little guy is a DIGI DARLA image (I have him too, lol) and he is just adorable and you've colored him beautifully!
    Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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    1. Thank YOU so much Darlene, for leaving this comment with this little boy's artist! I'm updating the post now!

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  17. Wow, love your card so many beautiful embellishments and that little chap is too cute!! Thanks for a great hop, love Jacky x

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  18. Hello Gail - lovely card! Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl February Card Challenge 'romance' and best of luck! Maryx

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  19. Beautiful card! I love all the different dies you've used. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Hugs,
    Tina DT

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  20. Beautiful card love the image and it's colored perfectly .Really like the layering of the hearts and the triple bow at the top .

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  21. Gail, this card is too stinkin' cute.That litle boy image is adorable, and colored perfectly! And of course I love the layered elements and especially the bow. Thanks for joining us at Mema’s Crafts challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara

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  22. wow so cute card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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  23. Fabulous card Gail, that little boy is just too adorable for words, great layout and beautiful embellishments too, hugs, Colette xx

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  24. Wonderful card. I like the little boy and color choices. Great dies and layout. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

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  25. Your card is absolutely lovely!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Texture” challenge over at Come and Get It & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

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  26. Hi Gail, I love your card, what a sweetie.
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings Miranda

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  27. Hi, this is such a Beautiful card with all those dies you have used and such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

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  28. Gail he is just adorable as are all of your creations! I would love to get together soon it would be fun. I will be in CA when the expo is going on here I will call you soon.
    Hugs

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  29. So sweet! Love all the details and layers! You should enter in my current use a heart challenge! Carri~Abusybee
    Skittles!

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  30. Wow, love the layers, the little boy, the red roses and the red and white bow is perfect. TFS.

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  31. Way too adorable is this card and the image!!! Beautiful colouring and layout.Thank you for sharing with us at Come and Get It and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

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  32. Gorgeous card, such a sweet image! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  33. Gail,
    This card will make the recipient feel like they have just received a box of chocolates! It is lovely and the details are fabulous.

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  34. Really charming and wonderful!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    D-member Gr.Kaija

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  35. Oh my! My heart just melted looking at this adorable little guy! Great coloring skills and beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina- DT

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  36. Sweet, cute, adorable, pretty, gorgeous, lovely, striking, stunning, beautiful -- your card encompasses all those and many more, Gail !! Don't you just LOVE all the array of diecuts that are available these days !! Fabulous use of these on your creation, along with the brads, shiny, shiny red paper, gorgeous flower bouquet, pretty bow. And I'm SO glad to hear that your little tyke isn't homeless any longer - teehee! You colored him up beautifully . . . or maybe I should say handsomely instead. Fantabulous card, Gail.

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  37. Beautiful card with such an adorable image and the roses are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at the Incy Wincy Challenge. Barb

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  38. Fabulous card! Every detail is perfect on your card and the image just as sweet. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  39. Oh my what a stunning card wow I love it. I also love the die cuts

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  40. Beautiful card. Love the digi, so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us @ Cuttlebug Mania!
    Blessings,
    Belinda DT

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  41. Gorgeous card! Everything is so nice on it. :-D
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :-D
    Milka GDT

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  42. Gorgeous Valentines day card ! So glad you were able to join in on the fun over at Polka Doodles ! -Ashley

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  43. This is a beautiful design! The image is well colored and the card is so nicely composed! I love that you limited the embellishments. Very nicely crafted! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  44. This is totally darling! I LOVE the great image and the fun red shiny paper! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  45. Brilliantly made creation and love the image and goodies added.

    A real pleasure to view.

    Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS this time.



    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie



    {Crafty Sentiments…aNNie…DT Member}

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}



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  46. This is an adorable card, Gail! Love all the embellies! This is one of my fav Digi Darlas images!
    Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

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  47. Wow, what a stunning card, love that image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  48. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    IDCB Owner

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  49. Great and sweet card!!! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania :) Good luck!!! iluszka DT

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  50. Beautiful card! The adorable little boy is beautifully colored and your elements are lovely!Thanks so much for joining us for the Great Impressions challenge! I hope you share with us again!

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  51. This is some kind of gorgeous! Love that red foil heart and all the layers. SO beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Eureka! Stamp.s

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  52. Gorgeous card, I love the coloring & all the embellishments. Thank you for joining us in our Pink & Red Challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

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  53. So cute - love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

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  54. Absolutely love this card and all the details! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts.

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  55. This card is absolutely wonderful! You've created amazing layers and I love all the swirls and curls. The color palette is lovely and traditional and pops with energy. This was a joy to see and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  56. Totally LOVE everything about this card!!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  57. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  58. Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your card and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

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  59. Beautiful card, love your floral arrangement :)

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  60. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper February challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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  61. This is so adorable. Fabulous card design. Thank you for sharing your talent with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

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  62. Well, I think you know by now this adorable card is a sure winner in any challenge. I love all the embellies you
    ve used and the perfect papers.
    Thanks for playing along with the Simply Create Too challenge no. 78, Valentine's Day/Hearts. We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

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  63. Fab card. Thanks for joining us in our Flower Power challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (Senior DT)

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  64. Hi
    great card
    thanks for joining us at cuttlebug mania
    greetings Lisbeth DT-Cuttle bug

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  65. Wow, very nie Valentine card. Love all the details and elements you added. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Crafts.

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  66. Lovely card, gorgeous image and colorsI Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap & Craft and Good Luck!\
    Lady E Scrap & Craft DT
    www.scrapartbyladye.blogspot.co.uk

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  67. What a stunning card and cuuuute image !! Love all the colours and embellies too.

    Thanks for playing along at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
    Lynn, ID CT

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  68. Awwww, this is stunning! Love all the details and the little boy is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine in our Have a Heart challenge, good luck :)

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  69. I'm back again to say thank you for joining us at Penny's too.

    Helen x

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  70. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck and come back and see us soon! Lori - on behalf of Party Time Tuesdays DT.

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  71. Wow ! amazing card, thanks for joining us at Flower Power challenge http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Happy crafting Susan ( senior DT )

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  72. A gorgeous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Use your favourite card fold or technique” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

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  73. Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)
    http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  74. What a lovely project! I love the colorcombo you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX

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  75. Hi Gail a really gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu x

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  76. Adorable card Gail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DTx

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  77. Oh this is wonderful.. So pretty
    Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

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  78. Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julie

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  79. such a sweet card, love the cute little boy!
    Thank you for joining the Crafting for All Seasons Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs,
    Milnie DT

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  80. Gorgeous card - love your colouring and those embellishments are beautiful thank you for entering our 'Love' challenge at Ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

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  81. Absolutely adorable!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

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  82. Absolutely stunning card, love it! Thank you for joining us at CFAS Hugs Tina (DT) xx

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  83. Adorable card, I love the design. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  84. Soooo sweet! love that red thanks for playing with RRR

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  85. Delightful card Gail! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my Make Time To Craft Blog and became a follower too.

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  86. A gorgeous card, all your embellies show that little chappie at his best. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

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  87. oh my gosh, this is just too cute for words even! Love everything about it. That lil' guy is just adorable! Thank you for playing along with us at Emerald Faeries Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

    Amy- DT Emerald Faeries Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

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  88. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in Card Mania Challenge

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  89. Absolutely gorgeous thanks for sharing over at Jellypark Friends :o).

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  90. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope you come back soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian

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