11 December 2013

BLESSED CHRISTMAS {DS4J}

{Digi Stamps 4 Joy DS4J: DT Project Challenge #82}

Another design team project for our  challenge over at DS4J's challenge blog.  This challenge will for four weeks, so lots of time to enter. The theme for Challenge No.82 is ANYTHING GOES.  Our talented design team leader and owner of DigiStamps4Joy, Margy is hosting this challenge.  Thanks Margy for choosing this awesome theme for us.

Another centre step design.  I have used the following images from DigiStamps4Joy:
  1. Bottle Cap Insert: Christmas No.1
  2. Mini Misteri Bearing Gifts
  3. Christmas Robin
The flourishes were stamped with Chiswick acrylic stamps and the buttons and raffia are from my stash.  The images have been coloured with Copics.

Looking forward to seeing your creations. So hop on over to DS4J's challenge blog and link your Creations to Challenge #82.


Here is a template for a centre step card design which I have put together:


Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.  Love you all and leaving you with a photo I took of a flower from a Bottle Brush Tree that is in the lovely gardens within the complex we have moved to recently.

Hugs

118 comments:

  1. This is beautiful... Love the birds frame!
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

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  2. Wow, this is so beautiful, I just love all of the details and composition on this beauty, simply a creative awesomeness.
    Hugs

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  3. Your card is just beautiful. Have a great day
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  4. Great card and love the colours.
    Hugs, Marianne

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  5. Stunning! Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place x x

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  6. Hou baie van die voeltjies en die blou tema :-)

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  7. Stunning card, love the digi and the birds on it, so sweet.

    hugs Amanda

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  8. Wow this is absolutely stunning.
    Think its my favorite now. Love the colouring of the image and those birds on the site are so freakin pretty. STUNNING!!!!

    Huggsss, Angelique

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  9. So gorgeous Desire. I love the pretty image and beautiful birds all coloured so beautifully and a fabulous layout too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  10. Hi Desire,
    This is such a lovely card! And a big Thank you for sharing the template. The colors you have used are so soft and pretty. Saw your card at MIM this time :-). And the photo you've shared is so beautiful. I too like to capture nature at it's best :).

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  11. Hi Desire,
    This card is so lovely! And a big Thank you for sharing the template :-). The colors you've used are so soft and pretty. Saw your card at MIM this time. And the photo you've shared is so beautiful. I too like to capture nature at its best :-)

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  12. Such a gorgeous card, love the colours

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  13. This is such a pretty card and I love the colours you have chosen. A stunning design. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  14. Beautiful card Desiree, love the colours and image and the birds are gorgeous

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  15. This is just gorgeous...Fab images and details.xxx

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  16. Stunning card, love the image, love the birds too and the lovely colours Thank you for joining in with our 2nd challenge at Crafting From The Heart. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin (DT and Co Owner) x
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftingfromtheheart

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  17. this is gorgeous Desire.


    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator



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  18. Fabulous card!
    I love the image.
    hugs
    Vanja

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  19. Beautiful card Desire, I like the image and the birds!!
    Kevin xx

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  20. She is just adorable Desire, love the card and added beauties, nice of you to share the lovely tutorial.xxx

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  21. stunning. absolutely stunning!
    you should do a few cards with your gorgeous flower photos! i'll just bet they'd be picked up by some magazine!!!

    hugs :)

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  22. Beautiful card , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

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  23. Just STunning! What a FABulous design, so much detail..LOve everything about it...
    Chrissyxx
    Such a striking flower. I've seen this over here in the UK as a plant but only indoors x

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  24. wow wow WOW, Desire! LOVE your masterpiece - the pretty colors, the use of layered flourishes - hey - pause - layered flourishes - are you saying you even fussy cut the flourishes? They look amazing - I always like the way you "dot" around your images, giving a little definition and color. Little buttons with ribbon tied through them! How do you make your fingers do those movements? LOL - Wonderful card, and yes, pinned! hugs, de

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  25. You are the challenge Queen :) What a sweet image and fun card design! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

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  26. Gorgeous card, Desire! Love the design and the colors and details! Wonderful image!

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  27. So very pretty and a lovely colour palette Desire.

    B x

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  28. Fabulous card, love the images.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

    Moira DT.

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  29. Such a beautiful card! You did an amazing job! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!!!

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  30. Your cards are always designed with so much thought and love!

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  31. This is gorgeous! I love the colopurs, image and those birds are beautiful! xx

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  32. This is so lovely, love the untraditional colours. Awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxxx

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  33. WOW Desire, this is stunning! I love the colors and all of the beautiful robins!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  34. oh so pretty, love all the cute birds
    hugs
    céline
    oh and thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

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  35. oh, Desire, it is so lovely so beautiful! Fine colors. Your photo is delightful. Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog. hugs, Helena

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  36. Desire this card is stunning. Such attention to detail makes it that way. Very Creative and thanks for sharing your card cut.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

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  37. Wow, Desire, this is an amazing design. I love all the details and your colour combo. Stunning colouring too.
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

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  38. Such a gorgeous card Desire. I love the pretty image and beautiful birds - fabulous layout.
    Pauline
    x

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  39. A stunning card Desire, I love the colours you've used.

    Sue x

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  40. Awsome! I have to try once thid kind of card :)Thanks for sharing the scores, it will be useful.

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  41. Ooooh what a Sweet Card! Loooove those Buttons!

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  42. beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place. Merry Christmas xx

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  43. Gorgeous card Desire, love the image and the birds and card design is fabulous.

    Hugs
    Linda xxxx

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  44. Wow and wow again!!! Absolutely gorgeous card, such beautiful colours and design. Fab combination of images it all gels so perfectly!
    Chris
    x

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  45. A wonderful card Desire, I love the colourway and the sweet birds.

    Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

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  46. I just adore purple and blue together and her outfit and pretty purple shoes are just wonderful!

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  47. Simple gorgeous! The fold, the idea, the coloring. You are amazing!
    Love everything!

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  48. This is sooooo beautiful!!! Just adore the embellishments that you make. The colors are fabulous as well!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

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  49. Absolutely amazing Desire!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  50. What a fabulous card. I love the shape. You have embellished the card beautifully. A perfect way to showcase that sweet image. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

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  51. A dear little girl, all in blue, it is a lovely card. Go Well Lovies

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  52. Forgot to mention the flowers are beautiful, are they some kind of Protea?

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  53. As always, your card is a delight! Thanks for posting it for the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week! Beautiful!

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  54. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week well of “Christmas/New Years”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

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  55. This is just Beautiful! LOVE all the colors and the this! Love the way the colors and the buttons match......making the entire card look amazing!

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  56. Beautiful card! Desire. The girl is so lovely. :)

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  57. Nog n treffer. Dit is n pragtige kaartjie ek hou baie van die kleurskema ook.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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  58. cut image and love the birds and flourish embellishments and love the papers-you decorate centre step cards so effortlessly and thanks for the template think I have been making mine too small lol
    Carol x

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  59. Stunning card, Desire. Love the colour combo.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  60. Stunning card Desire and I absolutely love these colours together. The detail is so pretty and I love how you have cut round the flourishes :) Donna ♥ x

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  61. This card speaks to the deep.
    Stop to look at as they discuss.
    I like this from my heart.
    Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

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  62. This is just perfect as far as I'm concerned. I love birds and you have used these in such a beautiful way.

    Your Bottle Brush tree has such unique and beautiful blooms. So glad you shared.

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  63. How lovely! I like the non-traditional Christmas colors you used. The girl and birds are just precious. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

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  64. Stunning card Desire,love the sweet birds and pretty colours
    Thanks for joining us at MiM and good luck
    Tracey x

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  65. Hi Desiree...This is so beautiful! I know you work so hard for your designs looking at those cut-outs. It's all worth the work for your cards always come out perfect. Also, I want to thank you for the wonderful comments you left in my Blog recently. Truly appreciate you visiting. God bless, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  66. Gorgeous card Desire! I love that image and all those adorable birds. Your coloring is fabulous! I saw this on MIM and had to take a look. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  67. just popped back to say thank you for joining us over at Scribble and Scrap, good luck

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  68. so stunning desire.fabulous design and colours and I love the gorgeous image :D

    xx coops xx

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  69. You've created a beautiful frame with the birds! Such a pretty card - love the unusual Christmas colors!

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  70. Fantastic card :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  71. Simply gorgeous, Desire! Love your darling image! Great coloring, love all the birdies, too! Beautiful color palette & DP. Love your button embellies as well. :^)
    And our bottle brush never look quite that lush! Your appears almost shiny & waxy. So pretty! Wonderful photo! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    You do know that my name is short for penguin, don't you? ;^)

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  72. great card! Fab layout - a really beautiful design! Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this week and good luck x

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  73. How pretty! This is such a gorgeous card and such a fab design, love it! Jx

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  74. Gorgeous card ... Love all the details! Your photo of the bottle brush is gorgeous.

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  75. Saw your card at MIM and just wanted to pop over and say how pretty I think it is. Jules

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  76. Your card is absolutely stunning!
    Beautiful colours and lovely details:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  77. Stunning card, the birds frame are fantastic. Beautiful colours.
    Thank you for playing at SFC this week.
    Francy

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  78. Super card thanks for joining us at The Stamping Chef with our anything goes challenge hugs Txx (DT)

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  79. What a beautiful card. Thanks too for the diagram. Happy Weekend, Judy x

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  80. hi Desire just popping back to say-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  81. Desire, absolutely BEAUTIFUL girl! FAB colors and coloring! LOVE the bottlebrush photo too! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  82. Lovely card, Desire. She certainly is feminine, and I love all your detai;s.

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs,
    Jennifer. x

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  83. This is such a pretty card, Desire! The soft tones are gorgeous together!

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  84. Amazing design!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments for our “Christmas” theme!! :) :)
    Nicole’s Craft Nook

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  85. Fabulous card, great design and I love the colours you have used.

    Thank you for joining in the Christmas fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  86. lovely card....thanks for playing at parade your crafts

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  87. This is fab! Thanks for joining us at WD! I popped over from mim xx Jan

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  88. Stunning as usual Desire I love your cards. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy
    Bettyxxx

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  89. You always create eye candy. This is no exception.

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  90. Too charming for words a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Come & Get It Challenges.

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  91. Lovely card, love the colour combo.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 4th Challenge at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

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  92. Ohhhh.. It's busy but, beautiful!! Love all the elements you used!! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

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  93. So super sweet! I can see you put a lot of work into this cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

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  94. Thanks for showing your beautiful creation for paperminutes.
    hugs
    mamapia

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  95. What a great scene and design. Love this.

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  96. WOW . . . just WOW!!! This is an AMAZING card! And I just love the card style! So much that I am going to try this style on one of my next card . . . notice I said "try". It looks so complicated, but with your "sketch", I am hoping it will be easy. :) If I do end up using it, I will make sure to like back to you. :) Thanks for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon! (and Good Luck!!!)

    Kathy CIO DT
    UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com

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  97. Just beautiful - love the construction of your card and all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  98. Stunning as always, love the eye catching colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven xx

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  99. Sorry for the late comment! I love your beautiful card and the layout and colors. Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this past week.

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  100. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us for this months girly challenge.

    sylv xx
    crafty Bloggers Network DT

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  101. Gorgeous card, love the layout and details! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Stamps. Hugs, Karen

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  102. Gorgeous card, fabulous alternative Christmas colours and very very festive, Desíre! Thanks for playing along and I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  103. Beautiful. I love your card Thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time hugs Sharon ( DT) x

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  104. Beautiful. I love your card Thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart. Hope to see you next time hugs Sharon ( DT) x

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  105. simply lovely!!!!!
    love the button treatment!!!!
    tfs:)

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  106. What an absolutely beautiful card!
    Have a wonderful holiday season!
    Kathy Jo, DT Member at Craftin Desert Divas

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  107. Wow, this is just amazing. All that fussy cutting too. You have so much patience!!
    Hugs
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    xx
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stampfairy.

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  108. So cute, such a creative project .Thanks for joining our challenge at Parade Your Crafts - Crystal Lopez - DT

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  109. stunning Desire! Love the birds, just perfect with the image and dies.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  110. Beautiful card Desire…the birds are wonderful and those little flourishes a perfect finish.

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  111. Beautiful card Desire…the birds are wonderful and those little flourishes a perfect finish.

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  112. Lots of details and love them! Awesome fussy cutting and I should try that step card!

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  113. Gorgeous, wonderful creation. Thanks for the diagram of the step card!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  114. fantastic card I love the shape I will try this at some point. I love the images you have used. Thanks for joining our blog hop at Come and Get it Challenges, good luck! Jo x

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  115. Gorgeous card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

    Donna x

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  116. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!
    Hope to see you again
    Iwona

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  117. Hi Desire,
    What a pretty card. Love the image & the wonderful card design. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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Desire