Monday, October 6, 2014

Card Mania GDT - #57 Tags - My Card of Tags

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to another fun challenge over at Card Mania Challenges! This time around it is CHALLENGE #57 - TAG. You can decorate a tag or incorporate it in your card or paper bag or any other paper project. I hope you will drop in  and see the stunning creations my co-teamies came up with!

Here is my Vintage Pink 'Card of Tags'...lots of pink, lots of vintage and lots of shabby, just the way I like it! Be warned - longest post EVER!


This challenge is sponsored by ColorInk. I sure hope you will pop on over and enter your tags or cards with tags, I would love to see what you come up with!!


For all of the background pieces I started with white paper that I spritzed with watered down DecoArt Wild Rose paint and Plain Jane Cardboard Base ink spray. Then I used various stencils (I will list them later) and Gathered Twigs distress ink to lay a base pattern. 

Then I stamped with Ranger Archival ink using a script stamp and a music notes stamp. I edged all the panels with Gathered Twigs and distressed all of the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool.

Next came a layer of home-made texture paste which I coloured with DecoArt Wild Rose paint (you can find a tutorial for that here). Again, I used a ton of stencils. Lastly, I flicked some Gathered Twigs distress stain here and there and dabbed everything with a bit of Picket Fence paint.


The jumbo pink flower was cut from Spellbinders Create A Carnation and Joy Crafts Flower 4. It was coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Victorian Velvet and Gathered Twigs, then spritzed with Plain Jane Cardboard Ink Spray and some DecoArt Tan Paint. I added some gold micro-beads using Glossy Accents.

The seam binding was dyed with Victorian Velvet and Gathered Twigs, then spritzed with Plain Jane.



This marks the start of another month and another new challenge over at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. This month it's - The Mixed Media Card Challenge #4 - Vintage with the option to add a key...I added two keys. One on the outside and one on the inside.

    

I would like to send out a special thank you to all of the super talented designers on the Mixed Media Card Challenge Team for choosing my autumn card as the winner of the September challenge. This was a special win for me because it was the first autumn card I had ever done and I had sooooo much fun making it!

The frame and key were hand made using crafter's clay and some molds. I painted them white and then antiqued them with a touch of gold paint and some Krylon gold leafing. I inserted a small oval piece of paper that I splashed with some dusty rose and light brown paints. I added some gold micro-beads on the inside of the frame.


When you open the large 'Card of Tags'...hidden inside is ANOTHER 'Card of Tags'.



The tiny key and lock and the floral frame were also hand made with clay and molds. There are also some bronze filigree embellishments that I painted and antiqued.







When you open the medium 'Card of Tags'...hidden inside are TWO MORE 'Cards of Tags'.

The large tags were cut from Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates die. The medium tags were cut by hand and the small tags were cut from Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs and Tag.




And lastly, when you open the two small 'Cards of Tags'...hidden inside is MY SENTIMENT!

The letters were cut from Spellbinders Alphabet Uppercase die set. I layered 2 of them on top of one another to give the letters more dimension. They are also antiqued with with and gold paints and some Krylon gold leafing.


OK, here is a list of all of the stencils (some are no name ones from my local discount store). 
Prima Decor 2 - DecoArt Doily - Mod Podge Tangier - Crafter's Workshop Quatrefoil - Prima Damask - Crafter's Workshop Cherry Blossoms - Crafter's Workshop Paradise - FolkArt Lovely Floral

Here is a shot of the entire 'Card of Tags' family.


I am also entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:
**For some reason the brown took over in the photographs, but my card is much more pink in real life!**
- Crafts 4 Eternity - Recipe #196 - 3 of the Same Letter (I chose 'T' for - Tags, Texture paste and Twine)



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


118 comments:

  1. Pamellia this is just STUNNING creation and adorable textures, papers, colour and added beauties...wonderful...
    The Journey is the Start

    {I have candy..♥}

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  2. Oh wow! This is sooo pretty! I love the all-in-one idea, it's so cool! This must have taken you ages! Goodness! It was definitely worth it though, it is stunning! xxx

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    1. Hi Ingrid! Thanks so much! I think I might have broken my record for this one, but I enjoyed it, so that's ok. big hugs my friend! :)

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  3. Totally beautiful Pamellia and a perfect ciolours choice.

    B x

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  4. Wonderful work, this must have kept you busy for a loooong time! Hope you had a happy birthday! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie, for the kind words and the birthday wishes! big hugs :)

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  5. This is the most eloquent piece of paper ART ever... love this. The colors, the textures, the design of the tags in the tags in the tags... just delightfully loving and delicate, delicious art. You are a Master, my FRIEND... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Bonnie! You brought me a little sunshine today! big hugs :)

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  6. Stunning. I just love this card of tags idea and all its beauty

    Chrissie x

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  7. This is absolutely amazing! Love everything about this project! Beautiful!!!

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  8. WOW... this Card of Tags is just Amazing. I love how the cards open to reveal your sentiment, such an ingenious idea. Your background papers are astonishing, all your handmade embellishments are beautiful and the micro beads add a fabulous texture. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday. Sally D.x.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sally! I had a great birthday, thank you! big hugs :)

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  9. WOW STUNNING each creation is more spectacular than the last -is there no end to your creativity-words fail me!!!
    Carolx
    congrats on your win too

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    1. Thank you so much Carol, what a wonderful compliment! Thank you for the congrats too! big hugs :)

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  10. Huge congrats on your Autumn card win, it is very beautiful.

    Today's Tags are spectacular and so unique, am exhausted just reading how you created them lol.

    Never enough words to describe your attention to detail and clever ideas, today am going with exquisite :-) xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Mo, for the congrats and for the kind words! I know, it was really long winded, but then, so am I, HA!! big hugs :)

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  11. can I just say WOW...Not only does this look stunning, but here has been so much work put into it and so much to look at, truly amazing, hugs xx

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    1. Aahhh, such a sweet compliment, thank you so much Samantha! hugs :)

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  12. You don't do things by halves do you! This is a wonderful 'collection' of tags!! Beautiful and tactile with such lovely details ... Congrats on your win ... Well deserved! And lastly Thanks You for your lovely comments ... Have a wonderful week!

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    1. My Daddy always said "If something's worth doin', it's worth doin' well". I guess I kind of adopted his attitude. Thanks for the kind words Ros and for the congrats! big hugs to you! :)

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  13. Okay Pamellia...I feel like I am always repeating myself but WOW!! This is just GORGEOUS...what a fabulous idea...beautifully designed!! And I see that you are sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!! Thank you!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Thank you so much Beth, you are just so sweet! big hugs :)

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  14. WOW! This is stunning. The amount of work and effort you have put into this is amazing. I love the delicate colours, gorgeous textures and wonderful design. So many beautiful details to look at, the hidden sentiment is such a lovely touch.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Aahhh, you always say the most wonderful things Sue! Thank you so much for all of your amazing comments! big hugs to you! :)

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  15. This is stunning Pamellia!!! Love all the layers, so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Mixed Media card challenge!

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  16. So pretty with all the stamping and stenciling. Love the colour palette and the soft feminine look you have created. Also love how you hid each set of tags - the concept is a bit like those stacking Russian dolls, wonderful goodies just keep appearing each time you open something :) Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you so much Cec! Just loved the hidden element theme, great challenge! hugs :)

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  17. A beautiful piece Pamellia, love all the delicate colours and details.
    Avril xx

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  18. Your projects just amaze me, Pamellia! This wonderfully, soft and sweet piece is so charming. LOVE the hidden LOVE message. Thanks for gracing our gallery at MMCC again this month.

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    1. Thank you so much Maria, that is a lovely compliment! hugs :)

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  19. Hi Pamellia
    Oooh, its like one of those Russian Dolls, where you open one and out pops another. So, this shall be a Canadian Tag, with one inside another, inside another lol! Pamellia, your attention to detail is second to none and every project is a delight to see.
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

    PS. . . . . .nice use of the Krylon!

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    1. Thanks so much Ang! I thought you would like my use of the Krylon, we seem to be in sync with using it! HA, I'm addicted to it now! big hugs :)

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  20. Absolutely lovely tags, Pamellia. Wonderful project, indeed.
    Hugs xxx

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  21. Another exquisite project, I just want to reach out and touch!! xx

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    1. HAHA! Too funny! Than you so much Sarah, you made me giggle like crazy! big hugs :)

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  22. Wow, stunning work, I love it Pamelia!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  23. Awesome work.So many neat details in your card or rather card of tags that I had to go look twice to see everything.Love all the dimension with stencilling and sprays and stamping and the handmade embellishments are beautiful.Love the use of the gold micro beads.Awesome creation and so unique!

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    1. Wow Pallavi! Thank you! You made my day with your wonderful comment! big hugs :)

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  24. Oh my goodness, exquisite tag with all its hidden...tags and other details! Beautiful colors, stamping, flowers.... Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

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    1. Thank you so much Cathi! I had a lot of fun with the hidden element theme! :)

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  25. Wow! STUNNING "Card of Tags" Pamellia. LOVE all the elements, techniques, stamps, stenciling and special details that make your projects incredible. So much to look and and be delighted :) I'm so glad you played along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenges. Loll xx

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    1. Thank you so much Loll, what an amazing compliment! big hugs :)

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  26. A stunning project, love all the details and hidden tags. thank you for sharing it with us at SCH as well.
    Yvonne

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  27. wow this is out of this world! awesome design and love all the texture and how you used the seed beads. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sherryn! I paid for the use of the beads...spilled the container all over the floor...YIPES! Oh well, still had fun! hugs :)

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  28. Congratulations on your well deserved win. Your tag card is stunning, very clever, I love the colours and all the texture you created - and the hidden tags. Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, for the congrats and the kind comment! big hugs :)

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  29. What an absolute treat this post is. Stunning project once again Pamellia, so beautiful in every way. Have you seen Live and Love Crafts challenge blog this would suit their challenge perfectly.
    Enjoy your week, Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! I will have to check that one out, thanks for the tip! hugs :)

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  30. Pamellia, I am out of attributes that can truly describe this heavenly project! Congrats on your win at mixed media, totally deserved! Bravo!

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  31. Good grief this must have taken ages, hope you have a plan for it after so much work! Gorgeous and beautiful. N xx

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    1. Thanks Nikki! I was thinking I would give it to my hubby for our Anniversary in a few weeks, but maybe it's too pink for that?? hugs :)

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  32. I have been reading and re-reading your post- and I keep finding new embellishments of details to drool over......This is just fabulous! You are so dang talented! I love these gorgeous colors- the soft colors- love the keys, the ribbon, the big pink flower. My favorite part- the tags in the tag in the tag! The L-O-V-E is awesome!!!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Shelly! You are so sweet! big hugs :)

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  33. This is genius Pamellia!!! Love it.

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  34. Your 'Card of Tags' is absolutely beautiful Pamellia, I love the way it opens out to reveal more and more beautiful tags - such gorgeous pastel colours and fabulous details. Congratulations on your win - your autumn card was gorgeous.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! So much contrast between those two cards, yeah?! big hugs :)

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  35. OMGoodness , LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE IT, with the subtle colors, beads ,keys and every gorgeous detail and the shabbiness is superb,
    Congrats on your win too .
    Take Care Pamellia .
    Elaine H X

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    1. I'm blushing, thanks Elaine!! big hugs to you :)

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  36. My mouth is still open! Wow, what a beauty, Pamellia! The work that has gone into this is incredible! xx

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  37. Absolutely stunning Pamellia....maybe even your best yet! Your details are always so wonderfully yummy too :)

    Congrats on your win too,loved that card,I loved it so much I bought the stamps you used!

    Big inky hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. That is such a wonderful compliment Donna! Thank you so much, hope you are enjoying the stamp set! hugs :)

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  38. Wow! Totally awesome! What an amazing creation, I just love all the secret tags hidden inside and such a pretty design.

    Many congratulations on your win, another stunning creation.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thank you very much Dionne! You are a dear! :)

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  39. This is beautiful and you have put so much work into it. Great job.

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  40. How cute is this, gorgeous scrummy, yummy colours. Beautiful Pamellia! Ruth x

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    1. haha, scrummy, love it! Thanks Ruth! hugs :)

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  41. OMGosh these are absolutely stunning Pamellia!! I love all of the different tags and your gorgeous textures, the clay embellishments are beautiful!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! I just love making those clay embellishments, so versatile and fancy looking! hugs :)

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  42. It's so gorgeous what you made Pamelia.....something to keep looking at. Lovely creation and we love it to see this at SCH. Hugs Plony

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  43. So many GORGEOUS details in your card of tags! I can't stop looking at it! FABULOUS creation!

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  44. Great work. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

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  45. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  46. Amazing - this must have taken you ages! Such a special project with all those beautiful tags. Inspirational, as always :) x
    Rebecca.

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! It took me a while, yeah, but it's something I enjoy spending time on, so that's OK. big hugs :)

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  47. P.S. Congratulations on winning with your beautiful autumnal card!

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  48. It never ceases to amaze me how creative you are. This is fantastic!!! You took the "tag thing" to the whole new level. Fab work!
    Congrats for winning! So well deserved, because that card was gorgeous!!!!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Thank you so much my dear crafty friend! big bear hugs to you! :)

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  49. your accomplishments are amazing, very shabby, I love
    I m just subscribe to your new letter to not miss

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    1. Thank you so much and I welcome you to My Little Craft Things with a big warm smile! hugs :)

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  50. Wow Pamelia this is just stunning - so vintage elegance - brilliant

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  51. Girl you are just rockin out masterpieces - this is sublime! Will return again to read in detail. Nicola x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Nicola! So sweet! hugs :)

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  52. Wow! What a stunning creation with lovely embellishments and details. Love all the shabbiness! Thanks so much for joining the Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

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    1. Thank you Amelia! I just love me some shabby! hugs :)

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  53. wow this is fabulous pamellia.fabulous texture and details and i love your soft delicate colours :D

    xx coops xx

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    1. Thank you so much for the wow, Coops! big hugs :)

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  54. Utterly wonderful and a gift that just keeps on giving! Such a clever design that takes this to the next level. Jenny x

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  55. WOW !!! simply gorgeous !! Thanks for sharing it with us at In The Pink..Hugz Gayle xx

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  56. OMGoodness , you certainly do spooky, { miss Haversham's Gates EEEEEKS } simply superb work well done .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Ha ha, hilarious Elaine! I assume this comment is for 'My Spooky Cemetery Gates", so I say thank you! hugs :)

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  57. *insertabigsigh* this card is just stunning!!! every time I come here your creations just leave me speechless!! such gorgeous work of art this time again! thank you for playing along with us! ps. adore those tiny beads you´ve added..just soooo much to look and discover there!! <3

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you Sanna! :)

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  58. I am stunned by your creativity, this is such a pretty and intricate work... love all the lovely details you have put together :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC

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  59. Your work is AH-mazing! I'm in crafty love...

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    1. Aahhh, that is so sweet Chris, thank you very much! Thank you for all of your wonderful comments! hugs :)

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