Sunday, 3 January 2010

Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop: Come take a ride with us!



Hello everyone, and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps 'Come take a ride with us' BLOG HOP! The DT have some wonderful new Whimsy stamps to show to you today from the pen of the ultra-talented Crissy Armstrong!  I would also like to say a big welcome to Crystal, Janna, Maddy and Sue, who have all joined the DT at Whimsy Stamps - great to have you girls! :o)

If you'd like to participate in the hop, and you didn't arrive here from the super-talented Ann's blog, then click here to return to the start of the blog hop, as you don't want to miss these fab new releases!

The hop starts today (Sunday 3rd January at 12noon ET) and ends on Saturday 9th January at 12noon ET (that's 5.00pm for us Brits!).

As always, here at Whimsy, we have a fab grand prize for you to win at the END OF THIS HOP, which includes both of the new release stamp sets (you're going to LOVE them!) plus an assortment of 6x6 papers and some gorgeous embellies:



So for my blog hop/new release card, I have used this brand new gorgeous stamp set called "Untamed Love", which is available to buy right now (along with the other stamp set you'll see along the hop) at the Whimsy Stamps store.  This stamp set includes 3 stamps - a carousel horse, a heart, and a gorgeous heart swirl/flourish.



I decided to go for a bit of a vintage look for this card (something I haven't done for a while!), and distressed the edges of the DP and image with my edge distresser tool, plus I sanded all of the Core'dinations cardstock for that worn shabby effect.  I have to say that I was delighted at how my first attempt at a handstamped border turned out!  I inked around the edges of the image plate with my trusty Versamagic Wheat Dew Drop pad, then I inked up the heart swirl/flourish stamp and stamped it in the corners and then around the edges. 

I repeated the border in the inside of my card, and then also stamped and coloured the heart stamp from the stamp set in the corner (this was a big deal for me, as I never decorate the insides of my cards, LOL!):



I even sanded the Prima text-printed aqua flower, punched out and stamped up a retro flower with the heart swirl/flourish stamp, and popped a pink rose in the middle to try to bring together all the design elements:



And finally the obligatory 'funny-angle' shot to show the 'popped up on 3D foam pads' dimension:



So now it's time for you to trot along to the wonderful Vicki's blog ... but of course I'd love it if you left a comment first!! ;o)

Thanks for riding along with us today - have fun on the hop!

Hugs,

125 comments:

  1. This is just stunning Sem I love the colours you have chosen they are so different,Hugs Debbie x

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  2. Gorgeous card Simonne! I love the soft colors and all the pretty details. Amazing coloring as always and the border looks fabulous! Great way to use that accessory! :)

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  3. Oh hun this is gorgeous!!!!!! Love the colors and the papers and well everything!!!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous card sweetie, the colours and details are just so yummy! x

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  5. Sem, this is beautiful, you have made it come alive!! Stunning, Hugs Jo x

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  6. WOW I LOVE these colors....the soft colors are GORGEOUS!!!! Your flower is such a perfect touch along with the beautiful borders!!!! What a great way to showcase this beautiful image!!

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  7. Stunning card Sem, the colours are yummy, and all the detail is mega pretty! :O)

    Fern xx

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  8. Stunning card Sem, the colours are yummy, and all the detail is mega pretty! :O)

    Fern xx

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  9. WOWZER!! Simonne, this is just stunning!!! Such amazing details and colors!! You really ROCKED on this image!! Love how you've madet he edging too!! Clever design!! HUGS

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  10. WOW! I love what you did. The colors are perfect for this image!

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  11. WOW!! Your card is amazing!

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  12. Ahhh you did an awesome job on your card Simmone ;)
    really gorgeouss!
    hugs Ria

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  13. Stunning card Simonne! I think those pastel shades suit this horse perfectly. Beautiful work inside and out.
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  14. So pretty, love the image and your border details are fab!
    Jenni x

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  15. Love all of the cards. Everyone has done an awesome job.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  16. oh your card is just stunning if i saw it for sale i would snatch it right up and send it my sister for her birthday she has a thing for carousel horses. I think all young girls do at one point.

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  17. a fav color combo! love everything about this card..the details are incredible!

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  18. Hi sem! my name is sue and I look forward to working along side of you on the Whimsy DT. :) Wow...what a beautiful card! absolutely beautiful!!

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  19. Those colors look Amazing!!! Such an elegant card

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  20. Love the new image, your card is beautiful!! The colours are so pretty and the distressed look works well with this image too!!
    hugs Angela x

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  21. Ooooh, this is gorgeous! Your colours together make this a stunning card! Beautifully done and your detail is amazing!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  22. stunning ! i love how you have coloured the gorgeous mane with different colours !

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  23. Great card, looks like a dream! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

    www.metroblggen.se/paltbarn

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  24. That is such a pretty image! Love it.

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  25. what a stunning card this is, beaurtiful soft colours
    hugs andrea and I go hopping on

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  26. Loving the pastels and the border punch you used is just pefect for this layout..

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  27. Fabulous, love the pastel colours.

    rosalien

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  28. Stunning Card I love it .Hugs Sarah

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  29. Wonderful card, it is amazing how different the image can look with alternative colours. Love it
    Marion

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  30. Hi Sem,

    Love the pastel colours you have used, such a beautiful image.

    Hugs Ali x

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  31. Better than at the Fair! Lovely coloring!

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  32. Great card. I love the colors and the sentiment inside.

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  33. Oh such a lovely card, love the distressing with these pastel colours. Rosie x

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  34. Oh Simonne!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I really really love it xxxx

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  35. So soft and sweet, what a pretty card! Love these carousel horses!

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  36. This card is fantastic, love your coloring

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  37. So love the card, image is stunning, and love the colour combo! Hugs,moni

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  38. Hi Sem wow this colour combo is amazing great DPs & the sanding looks brill, great use of the MS punches.. love it thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Christine xx

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  39. Wow, I love, love, love your card. Love the colors. I am a fan of vintage. TFS.

    Khunter47
    Khunter47@cox.net

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  40. I just love these colours together. never used then together myself. but plan to. love you card

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  41. WOW! This is beautiful! Your coloring and the colors of her hair is stunning! Beautiful work!

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  42. Oh my word, I absolutely love this Simonne! I think this is my fave card of the blog hop! Loving the colours you have used on your horse, just brilliant ~x~

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  43. Stunning! Love your colors and design Semsee!! Gorgeous coloring!!

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  44. How soft and pretty! Beautiful card!

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  45. What an absolutely beautiful card! I love the colours on this!

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  46. This is just gorgeous - love the colouring and that flower!

    Rx

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  47. lovely choice of colours on this gorgeous card

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  48. Wowie! I Just love this vintage look you gave to it! It gives it such a soft and sweet look! Greet coloring too! Oh and that flower really just pops of your card, one of my favorites, that's for sure!
    xxDebbie

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  49. Fantastic card. The image is adorable and I love the colour combo. Pat x

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  50. Your card are beauctyful and the choice of the color are perfect!

    *sorry for my english.

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  51. This is just so sweet, and the colours are superb, I love the way you have coloured your Carousel horse.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  52. This is beautiful Sem! Hugs, Maria

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  53. This is beautiful, love the colors you used for the main and tail.

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  54. Wow, I LOVE this card, the colours are so pretty! hlcarroll@hotmail.co.uk

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  55. Such a pretty use of pastels that doesn't end up looking babyish either! That's wonderful. I love the way you did your flower too!

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  56. Gorgeous card - your colour combo is so pretty
    :D

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  57. Sem..........OMG This is fabulous, I LOVE the colors you've used! WOW!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Big Hugs
    Lynda

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  58. Oooohh........ so pretty! Gorgeous colouring and papers. Love the punched lace... this is stunning!

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  59. Awww, how cute! This would be a little girls dream!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Katie

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  60. Wow totally gorgeous and I think I am going to neeeed these stamps, stunning.
    louise xx

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  61. Beautiful image, love the pastels used and lovely inside too!

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  62. Simmone your card is so, so pretty!! I love your colour choices and your edge stamping is fantastic - need to remember this for those cards that have too much white card showing!!!! See you're off to NZ - North or South Island? South is stunning if you get the chance.

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  63. Just a lovely, lovely card! I love the color you chose and desirn, really showcase the image so nicely.

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  64. Gorgeous card loving the colours

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  65. WOWZA I love love LOVEEEEE the colors you used and the cool way you did the edges of the image panel!!!

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  66. How gorgeous this is, perfect for a little lady :). Thanks for sharing this beauty.
    Hugs Yolanda

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  67. What a gorgeous card love the image and colours you've used very pretty:)
    Hugzz Val xxx

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  68. This is absolutely beautiful the colours are gorgeous as is the image. luv gina xx

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  69. Oh my goodness! Positively Stunning!

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  70. I like the colors you used and the border punches on your paper. Great job!

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  71. stunning card Simmone, so love those gorgeous colours! hugs Debx

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  72. This card is just so sweet!! I love the soft colors, the perfect embellishments, the border punch, and of course, the wonderful coloring. What a fantastic card Simonne!!

    - Ann

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  73. beautiful card, love the image...

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  74. Oh this is gorgeous,love your colour combo and magnificent colouring!!!
    Hugs xx

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  75. This is so beautiful--love your color combo and layout. Love this horse and your coloring!

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  76. I love your card the colors are my favorite GREAT job!!!
    Lana E.

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  77. Wowzers, this is jaw dropping gorgeous! Your color combination on the horse and repeated in your papers and embellishing is just fantastic. So soft and pretty! I love your use of the heart swirl and how you decorated inside too. Beautiful work!

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  78. Gorgeous coloring and details!

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  79. So pretty!! Love your colors so soft and sweet.
    Hugs,
    Liz

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  80. Wow...it's hard to believe it's the same stamp as the first two designers! This is wonderful! I love the winter colors! I really love all the layers! Thank you!
    Hugs!
    Cassandra
    cvansyckle!gmail.com

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  81. I do believe I have died and gone to heaven. I love, love, love what you have done with this gorgeouse caousel horse. Thanks for showing what can be done with this stamp set.

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  82. this is totally adorable!! I just love these carousel horses and the colours you've used are really stunning!!
    xxx

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  83. oh these are just the most beautiful stamps - love them. Your card is amazing.
    Ann xxx

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  84. Stunning! ::sigh:: Mind if I stay awhile and just gawk? =D

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  85. Such a different look using the same image and beautiful too thanks Julye

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  86. WOW! This is fabulous, gorgeous, beautiful, what more can I say. You've even used my favourite colours.

    FANTASTIC card.

    Judi xx

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  87. That's a gentle and gorgeous card!!
    Hugs!!

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  88. WOW, it's very beautiful images!
    I have always loved carousel horses.
    Shelli.

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  89. I love the delicate hues of this card.

    Interesting to see all the different interpretations of the DT team.

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  90. Oh such pretty and beautiful images and youve created one stunning card, the colouring is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  91. Amazing card, Sem!
    The colors are aewsome and your coloring is just perfect!

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  92. Oh wow!
    I am just in love with this card- definitely made me "ooh" and "ahh" right out loud. Your coloring is breathtaking, as is your color combo. Also, I TOTALLY love the stamped and inked edges!

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  93. Love the Victorian look of your card and the color combination is just gorgeous!
    Lana Cisinski

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  94. Semsee this is exquisite. I adore the colours and you have distressed it beautifully. Another absolutely stunning image from whimsy.

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  95. I love the way you have colored this. It is beautiful.
    x

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  96. Gorgeous card!! I really like the colors you chose :) and the image is colored beautifully.
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  97. Great choice of colors. Love the soft look, love the embellishments you use. Great job!

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  98. Beautiful card! I love the soft pretty colors. And your vintage look is great!

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  99. Totally gorgeous! Love the colours you have used, they are so reminiscent of a carousel ... TFS

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  100. LOVE LOVE LOVE these horses!!! How you did your swirly border on the image is beautiful!!!

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  101. The colours you've chosen are just gorgeous!! I love the soft look - it's so pretty and dreamy! Beautiful!
    Shannah xox

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  102. These colors are so sweet and soft!

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  103. that is truly gorgeous! your colors knocked my socks off! :)

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  104. The vintage look is awesome...
    Denise Trottier

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  105. Wow! Stunning card! Love the pastels you used! Fantastic layout and gorgeous dp!

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  106. Unbelievably beautiful. Your coloring is so soft and precious. Great job, I love this new image. Can't wait to see what everyone else has done with it.

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  107. Loved the vinatage look of your card.

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  108. What a beaautiful card. I just LOVE these colours. So wonderful.

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  109. OOOO I love those colors and the layering of the card! Excellent work!!!

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  110. love the stamps ,your color you used are very lovely

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  111. divine, love the edging, colours....everything about it

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  112. Happy New Year Simonne!
    Oh Aque. I love this coloure. Makes the whole card to stend out
    oxo
    Ildiko

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  113. Oh wow, I love this! It's so happy, girly, gorgeous...
    Hugs, Mira =)

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  114. I absolutely love your card! Your choice of colors happen to be my favorite! : ) Love the soft, vintage look. Every little detail is just perfect. Great blog, btw!

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  115. I just love how pretty and girly this looks!!

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  116. Wow, wow, wow! This is stunning! The way you used so many of the stamps in different areas, just AWESOME!!!!

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  117. Wow this is truly stunning, the colours are amazing! Love the way you've coloured the mane and tail of the horse!
    Hugs Shelly ;)

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  118. What a beautiful card! The colors are stunning together! I'll have to try these out on a card myself.

    hugs
    Mary

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Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x