Tuesday, 8 March 2011

YNS March Release BLOG HOP ~ Candy Alert!


Welcome to the Your Next Stamp March New Release BLOG HOP!

We have some amazing new YNS stamps to show you today! These new stamps are available to buy right now from the Your Next Stamp store along with all your YNS favourites.

If you would like to participate in the hop then you are at the right place, as I am the start of the hop!!

The hop starts today (8 March 2011 at 08:00 EST) which also happens to be my birthday!!  Yippee!!  And it ends on 11 March 2011 at midnight EST.

As always here at Your Next Stamp, we have a wonderful prize for you to win! One lucky winner will be drawn at random from the links in the linky list to receive a surprise package of new release stamps!  Just add your name to the linky list at the end of this post to be entered into the prize draw!

You will see that every stop along the hop has a linky list - this is the SAME linky list posted on every blog, so that you can enter the prize draw from any stop along the hop (although we hope you will visit every blog!). The linky will update itself on everyone's blog when a link is entered - how cool is that? Please remember to only enter your name ONCE into the linky list during the hop - you do NOT need to enter your name at every stop and multiple entries will be removed. It's not a requirement for you to comment at every stop along the hop to be eligible to be entered into the prize draw, but the DT would sure love to hear what you think of our new release creations!

Karen is also running a special 10% off promotion from today until 14 March 2011. Just enter the code YNSMARCH when checking out to apply your 10% discount. There are also some FANTASTIC special offers and promotions running over at the YNS store at the moment, so once you've finished the hop be sure to hop on over and check out the clearance sections: 35% off selected stamps - 50% off selected stamps - 60% off selected bare rubber stamps - 35% off selected embellishments - 35% off selected DP sampler packs. WOW! What a great time to grab a bargain!

I went a little mad and made 3 cards for you today using 5 different new release stamps!! So here they are:

Spring Stair-step Card
YNS Stamps used: Cute Bunny with Flowers, Cute Sheep with Flowers, Just Hatched (all Dale Designs)

I covered the shell of the egg in Glossy Accents to make it nice and shiny, added some fun white flowersoft to the bunny's tail and tummy, used actual cotton wool for the clouds, some Viva Decor glitter liner (from Quixotic Paperie) for the centres of the flowers and butterflies, and I made the trees using a SU punch and my fair hands, and the banner was made completely from scratch complete with Divine Twine from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie!  I had a LOT of fun making this card! :o)


Blowing Smoke
YNS stamp used: Dante Dragon (Franfou Designs)


I followed the Viva La Verve challenge sketch for week 1 (VLVMar2011) by Amber Hight for this card and used some of my beloved October Afternoon design papers - yum!!


Spring Garden
YNS stamp used: Dixie Daisy (Franfou Designs)


I completely blame my fellow YNS DT teamie Jenny for me purchasing these wonderful MFT Die-namic cloud dies!!  Aren't they the cutest?  I bought them from Tracy at Dies to Die For, who not only offers the BEST service ever, but stocks (I think) the biggest MFT Die-namics range in the UK! Yay!  I used some Echo Park Sweet Sumnmertime paper for this card (available HERE from Quixotic Paperie) and followed this month's sketch over at Sugar Creek Hollow.

I'd like to enter these cards into some challenges:

Spring Stair-step Card
Cupcake Inspiration #101 ; Gingerloft #13 ; Dream Valley #2 ; Creative Inspirations (Green) ; Catered Crop FTR7 ; Little Claire's #2 ; Corrosive #106 ; ECP #33 ; Wags n Whiskers #49 ; Stampin for the Weekend #5 ; Simply Create #38 ; Fairy Knoll #40 ; Card Making Mamas #16 ; OTWC #48 ; Craft Us Crazy #3 ; Crafty Purple Frog ; Cute Card Thursday #154 ; Delightful Challenges ; DYSU #9 ; Some Odd Girl ; SISC49 ; Cooking it Up #51Creative Belli #112 ; Pixie Cottage #59 ; Scrapbook Sisters #25Paper Variety ; Sir Stampalot March Challenge (Spring) ; The Pink Elephant #95 ; Incy Wincy #84

Blowing Smoke card
Corrosive #106 ; Creative Inspirations (Green) ; ECP #33 ; Tellens Place (Embellish) ; Fussy & Fancy (embossing) ; Card Making Mamas #16 ; Charizma #9 ; DYSU #9 ; Pixie Dust #64 ; Creative Belli #112 ; Creative Craft World ;

Spring Garden card
Sugar Creek Hollow (sketch) ; Paper Sundaes #59 ; Crafty Pad #111 ; Little Claire's #2 ; Fairy Knoll #40 ; Cute Card Thursday #154 ; Delightful Challenges ; Fab n Funky #62 ; Scrapbook Sisters #25 ;

So now it's time for you to hop on over to Peggy's blog as she is the next stop on our hop, but I'd love it if you left me a comment before you go!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I hope you enjoy our new release!

Hugs,


95 comments:

  1. WOWEEEE Sem LOVE all your creations, you really showcased these images to perfection GF!!! EEEK your easel card is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and sooo creative!!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Biggest Birthday Hugs@@

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  2. Happy Birthday to you!!! Your projects are great!

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  3. OMG!!!!!!Your Easel Card is beyond awesome. ALL your creations are. These are real beauties - woohoo! Happy Birthday Sem and hope you have a great day!

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  4. oh my goodness... this is is FANTASTIC, FABULOUS, GORGEOUS... (please add all superlatives you know here!)... LOVE LOVE LOVE the bunny easel card!!! AMAZING! Of course all of the other creations are wonderful, too!!! You are an amazing card maker, hunny!

    And now for the most importing thing: HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

    {{{{hugs}}}} Sylvia

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  5. WOW!!! You've out done yourself Sem!!! LOVE the easel card, it's so SWEET!!! And the colors you used for your dragon is just AWESOME!!

    Happy Birthday Girlfriend!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  6. Happy Birthday Simone! Hope your day is as wonderful as the creations that you posted today! That step card is wonderful - love all of the little details! The clouds on the other card make me smile - have a good birthday!

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  7. WOWZER Sem!! These are all so gorgeous sweetie!! I really love your stair step creation...that is so awesome!! What inspiring ideas!! TFS! HUGS

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  8. Wow Sem!! You really have been busy making some ABSOLUTELY Rockin' cards!! I just adore your spring easel card. Your design and creativity is just amazing. Each and everyone of your creations showcase the new releases beautifully. Happy birthday dear friend!! I hope you have a great day filled with everything special.
    big hugs!
    Chris

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  9. Oh my word!! I also need to wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY too sweetie!! I hope that you have a wonderful day!! BIG HUGS

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  10. WOW!! These are ALL incredible and Happy Birthday!

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  11. All these are wonderful. The bunny one is so fresh looking and really reminds me that Spring is on its way. The dragon is fabulous and the papers are perfect. The cloud card is very different but as always you end up with an amazing card. Have Brill Day

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  12. Festive of amazing cards!

    Happy Birthday Sem!

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  13. Wow, picking my jaw off the ground I am stupefied by your creativity!

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  14. These are all absolutely gorgeous but I ADORE that easel card!!! Oh my goodness, girl, that is the cutest thing EVER!!!

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  15. OMGosh!!! Your cards are all AMAZING girl, it is so hard to pick a fave, WOW! I hope you have a fabulous birthday!
    Hugs,
    Peg

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  16. Hi Sem. Your Blowing Smoke card is great. Fun image. Love your papers and the colour combo. Fab design and your embellishments finish it off perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  17. Hi Semsee, what adorable cards! They are all so cute! Thanks for joining us over at the Tellen's Place embellishment challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  18. Fantastic cards. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

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  19. Super fun and definetly Spring! Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  20. awesome card Sem, love it great how you combines all the images
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge again this week
    hugs
    Miranda

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  21. Great designs , as always and HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

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  22. I am just blown away by your cards! I especially love the first one with all the fabulous details!! I am a new follower and I am so happy I found your blog!!
    Tracy G

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  23. Love the dragon. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  24. Sweet Ester card. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire for our Blog Challenge. Carol S. LCDT xx

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  25. WOW!!! You sure have been busy and these are all completely and totally fabulous!! Love all the little details like a fuzzy bunny tummy and shiny egg shell and your coloring is perfect as always!

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  26. WOW!! you have been busy!! all super cards especially like the stair step card! Thanks for 'Cookin it up with Katie' this week would love to see you next week too
    hugs
    laney!

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  27. Wow love your creations!

    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)

    Maggie
    xx

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  28. How can you make 3 different cards and have them all be gorgeous?! Sheeesh! I have to say the stair step card is so adorable its my fav. Thank you for joining our GREEN challenge at DYSU. Good luck!

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  29. These are darling, charming, and whimsical! I can't decide which is my favorite! I do have a soft spot for dragons, but I love your stair step card too! Those trees and puffy clouds are fabulous! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

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  30. Those cards are just amazing!

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  31. My word for this is WOW! What a awesome card! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs, Anne

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  32. Three fabulous creations.

    Thanks for joining our New Beginnings Challenge at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx

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  33. OMG stunning creations esp' that gorgeous stepper card x
    Love the fun additions of the flower soft and the cotton wool clouds and I adore all those little blooms x
    Thanks for playing along with us at cooking it up with Katie this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  34. Hi Simonne. Fabulous creations - all of them. Lovely and happy and bright! Especially love the stair step card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  35. HHHHHAAAAAPPPPYYYY Birthday!!! Your step card is wonderful! LOVE all of the details!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage!
    Denise
    PC DT

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  36. Love all of the cards the images and designs are just beautiful!!

    thanks for joining us over at TCPFC with this lovely step card the little chicks are just perfect for our Wings theme Love Chanelle xx

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  37. Oh wow, I'm so glad you shared these with us at Catered Crop. These are adorable and absolutely amazing!

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  38. Love this spring scene you have created! Thanks for joining in our nature challenge at CUC! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  39. Such an adorable card. Glad you chose to share it with us at Scrapbook Sisters card challenge. xxx

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  40. What a fabulous card, love the image and colours!!. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck
    xx Vee

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  41. Love your life like Spring Stair card. thanks for sharing on the belli challenge.

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  42. Happy Birthday!!!!

    Awesome cards! Wow!!!!

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  43. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...I hope you had a fabulous and wonderful day Sem! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hop projects...stunning!!! WOW!!! Love them all!!!
    Hugs
    Karen

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  44. OMG...it can't take it. ROTL. These are stunning cards!!!You go girl with your bad self. You must be showing off that birthday love today!

    Hugs~
    Dana

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  45. Wow! Marvelous creations. Love your spring colors. Thanks for playing along at Delightful Challenges. Hope you play again next week!

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  46. Gorgeous selection of cards!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie and playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

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  47. These are some seriously cute creations! Great job with our sketch challenge. Your Spring Garden card is wonderful. Love your popped up clouds. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon.
    ~Renee
    SCH DT

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  48. great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!
    hugs

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  49. Beautiful creations..love the bright colors and fantastic coloring! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

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  50. Oh my goodness....Simonne...these are the cutest cards. Oh so so so cute. What neat images. Love how you colored that dragon.

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  51. OMG - your stair step card is amazing! Oh and your other cards too! So fun and colourful, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

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  52. Aww how cute is that scene card, love it!! All your cards are adorable!!! :) :) :) :) ill have to get you to change your twine thought LOL ... :) :) :) and thanks for the blame ... LMAO! glad I could enable you LOL Hugs!

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  53. Awesome! Your cards are scrapalicious!! I love each one. The step one is so cool. I am a new follower. I can't wait to come back to read the details more for the step card. tfs

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  54. OH. MY. STARS!! These are fantastic!! The spring step card is an amazing creation!! So much work went into that one. I love the wee bunny and his chickadee friend. And the drago card - gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Great work Semsee - I'm gonna mark your blog as a one-click inspiration stop!! xx

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  55. I love these cards, and the bright colors!! I am so ready for Spring too! Happy Birthday, be blessed!

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  56. these cards are soooooooooooooooo adorable ...wow..you rock girl..thats a whole lotta talent..thanks for showing

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  57. great cards!
    Love dragon very much

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  58. Wonderful cards, just gorgeous!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Belli
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  59. All three cards are jsut amazing! You really are so talented! Love your work! Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week at DYSU! It’s so fun to see so many different takes on our Green challenge!

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  60. love your cards thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

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  61. WOW!! Beautiful cards!!! You do stunning work!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

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  62. Wow! Absolutely brilliant creations!
    Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft!

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  63. Love the fragon - I am a huge dragon fan

    kitten DYSU team

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  64. The spring stair step card is absolutely lovely! Perfect for our new beginnings challenge! Thanks for playing at Dream Valley!

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  65. Wow, all three cards are super gorgeous and I'm super loving the stair step card. The one with the dragon is so cute. I love the papers you used and the embellishments. Your coloring is just so awesome! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place at our "Embellishments" challenge. :~)

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  66. These cards are wonderful!! Thanks for playing at OTWC this week!!!

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  67. Wow oh WOW what ADORABLE creations! I just LOVE what you did bere! Happy Birthday - hope you have a wonderful day!

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  68. I forgot to say Happy Birthday from one March b'day to another! Hope your day is absolutely stupendous!

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  69. We appreciate you playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  70. WOW! beautiful cards, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

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  71. Great dragon! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week.

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  72. Love Dante Dragon!!! Great cards! Thanks! smilin2.blogspot.com

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  73. Your work is amazing! Your coloring is perfect; your blog is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Wow, these are all gorgeous! So glad you joined us for this weeks CIC!

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  75. Fabulous projects. I love the spring stair step card. I wish I had grass right now but instead we are getting more snow - grrr. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  76. Love your dragon and your choice of colors. The embossing really makes it pop. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

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  77. Holy moly this is the cutest scene ever! Just so stinkin cute! Well done girlie!!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

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  78. Your cards are amazing! I really love the stair step card.... gorgeous!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  79. OH! Love your cards!! Happy Birthday and Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations!

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  80. There are so absolutely cute projects here. Love them all.

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  81. Your creations are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great b-day. Tanya R.

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  82. Fab step card Simonne, Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl.
    Caz
    x

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  83. Your cards are fabulous....such detail. I am just getting into card making; picking up stamps, inks, tools here and there. I've done very little stamping to this point but just looking at your work..WOW! Love it.

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  84. Love all these cards. The dragon though is super cute, toasting marchmallows. Love the colour combo and choice of embellishments. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

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  85. Wow, that first card is utterly amazing. I love you made the trees.

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  86. Sorry this is a few days late but I hope you had a REALLY HAPPY birthday (I say when you get older you get to celebrate for an entire week instead of just one day, wink). Your creations are all lovely but I especially like that dragon card of yours. Have fun celebrating!

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  87. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for playing along with our Embellish chalenge at Tellen's Place, and good luck! :D

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  88. I love all your cards and the dragon one, entered for our challenge at Creative Craft World is soooo cute. Thank you.
    Sue x

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  89. Wow Semsee this is a fabulous card - I love your take on the Sugar Creek Hollow sketch. Wonderful papers and I just adore the composition of this. So glad you've joined us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and i do hope you'll return to our challenges again.
    Sharon, SCH-DT

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  90. I am in AWE!! Your cards are amazing! I too love YNS. Thanks for sharing your art with us.XX

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  91. All fabulous cards, I love the top one that you entered into our challenge at Incy Wincy. Thanks for joining us oh and I hope you had a good birthday, Karen

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  92. Oh my goodness ALL of your cards are amazing! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations!

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  93. all totally gorgeous!! :0)..thanks so much for joining us at WNW..hugs Debs x

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  94. love all 3 of these cards-thanks for sharing your dragon with us at the creative belli animal challenge

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  95. Wow what beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing your creative side with us at OTWC for this challenge!

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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