Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Creative Expressions, Couture Creations 3-in-1 Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Creative Expressions Couture Creations Blog Hop!

In order to get here, you must have come via the Creative Expressions News Blog.

If you arrived here from the Creative Expressions News page then you are in the right place.


Here is one of the cards I created with the 3 in 1 Couture Creations Collection I started by stamping out my cup cake stands x 3 and embossed them with cosmic shimmer coloured embossing powder, it gave a subtle but sugar sweet look ( well I think) 
Next I Cut them out with the matching die.

I then mounted them onto white card with foam and matted that with black card stock.

 I then set these aside to create the base.
I took the white card and ran it through my embossing machine with the matching folder , because I wanted to do a slightly larger card I had to move the embossing folder along and run it through my machine again and although it doesn't completely match as you can see you can hardly pick up the slight miss. I inked around the edges to show off the design with Distress Inks.
Dry the Ink thoroughly and wrap around the ribbon you want to use, I used some lilac ad some bakers twine along the bottom and then I matted the whole piece onto black card.

Next I began to stamp and emboss all the elements I thought I would like to use on the card, I knew I wanted to use the bunting along the top so I stamped out several and used the matching dies to cut them all out.
I stamped out my sentiment which I decided to keep in just black on white and then mounted onto a black mat.

I also stamped and die cut my cupcakes and bows , so you can see all the elements I need in this picture and of course I have my base ready so now I just needed to put it all together. I laid out all my items several ways onto my card base before sticking it down to make sure I was happy with it.
So you can see I added another piece of twine to the top of the card and wrapped around my bunting pieces but also added a tiny foam pad to the back which raised it up off the base a little. I added all the other elements and matted the whole thing again onto white and then black card which gave me a finished card of 7x8inches.


Prizes! 
We have some Fantastic prize bundles to give away!  Each prize bundle is worth over £10 and contains a selection of Glitters, Glue, Embossing Powders and a Singles Stamp from Creative Expressions. The star prize will be the same as the other prize bundles, but will also include one of the 3-in-1 Dreamboat Collection Sets!  Our star prize is worth £30!

To be in with a chance of winning a prize, all you need to do is leave a comment on each of the ten blogs over the course of the hop.

The winners will be drawn at random from all of the comments featured on each blog.

Prize draw winners will be announced here on the CE News Blog once the Hop has ended on Monday, 25th November 2013.

Once you have left me a comment you will need to click here to visit Pam Smith’s blog.

To help you along the way, here is a list of the Blog Hop:-
2.    Pam Smith
3.    Neil Burley
6.    Kerry Hickton

Thank you for taking part in our Blog Hop – good luck!

Kim 
xxxx

157 comments:

  1. lovely card ,the colours are so pretty

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  2. Lovely card, do like the bunting. Congratulations, Pat

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  3. Beautiful Card and colours Hugs Sandra xx

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  4. I saw this card on Julia's show on Sunday, pretty colour choice and love the bunting.

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  5. Beautiful card, love the colours.

    Hugs
    CraftyJacq
    Xx

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  6. This is my very first blog hop, so I hope I don't get lost on the way. Stunning card, I love the pale colours, with just a little touch of deeper colours, works really well. Alx

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  7. What a fun card and love the colours you've used. Thanks for sharing x

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  8. ALL THEM BUNS WHAT A TEASE. I LOVE THE PASTEL SHADES AND FAB STAMP, WHO WOULDNT LIKE IT.

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  9. Delicate colours and lovely stamps and dies. A winning card. MaggieC. x

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  10. Really great card :) love the bunting!

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  11. I just love this card. Creative expressions are amazing x

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  12. lovely cards, pretty colours used too x

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  13. love the background and the embossing powders .Laura O

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  14. Hi Kim. Lovely card in pretty colours. I love the bunting, especially the die which makes it so much easier to fix onto the twine etc. Take care.

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  15. That embossing powder looks lovely Kim, and I love the die shape you have used!

    Lucy x

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  16. Great card - normally not a fan of bunting but I like this!
    Rgs
    Clare W

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  17. Sich a beautiful card and very pretty colours.

    Love Sheila xx

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  18. Love the background and the colours, not a fan of the cup cake stamp.
    Lydia

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  19. Nice use of a lovely stamp/die, lovely and soft

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  20. this is beautiful Kim - love the details - the embossing folder looks amazing and the stamps cut so well with those dies - fabby xx

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  21. Card looks good enough to eat, thanks for sharing.

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  22. What a wonderful card , so nice for a partyinvitation.
    Love from Eva

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  23. A really pretty card Kim, very sweet and girly.

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  24. Lovely card. I ordered the pow. can't wait for it to arrive!

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  25. Lovely card - really like this set, especially the bunting!

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  26. I really like this sets, and this is a lovely card. Thanks for sharing how it was made.

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  27. Love the card. Really like the bunting.

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  28. Nice colours but I do not like the cupcake die. Not just this one, any cupcake dies.

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  29. Love the card and the colours are lovely
    Hugs
    Sue x

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  30. Gorgeous card with lovely sweet girly colours xx

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  31. Fantastic card, love the whole concept of dies, stamps and folders to match. Love the colours of the embossing.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Amanda x

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  32. Oh so lovely! LKove the embossed background and the pink and purple combo! x

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  33. Thank you for a fab how to on a brilliant card xx

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  34. Lovely quirky card, the bunting is brill

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  35. Pretty card love the colour and bunting.
    Hugs Sue x

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  36. A very Girlie card - like the bunting idea.

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  37. This is such a pretty card. I love the bunting, it's useful die to have with so many uses for different styles of card.

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  38. What a cute card.
    Love the colours.

    Margaret O
    xxx

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  39. Fabulous card - love the colours.
    Lisa xx

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  40. Great card, thought it was Christmas cards with legs at first. LOL.
    'P' in Wales

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  41. Lovely make! The embossing folder alone is a winner for me! Suz xx

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  42. This is so pretty. Love those embossed effect and the stamps you have used here.

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  43. Such a lovely card and luscious colours

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  44. Lovely card, I must get some of these xx

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  45. Thanks for the chance to win a prize. Those are pretty colours and very delicate.

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  46. What a lovely card xx

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  47. Love the card......particularly the bunting.....good luck with the blog hop!

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  48. Pretty card. Love the colours, too.

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  49. This is so cool! What time is the party!!

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  50. like what you've done but I really like the bubbles embossing folder.

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  51. What a great card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. A very pretty card in lovely pastel colours.

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  53. Lovely card for a party or a birthday fab

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  54. really like the embossing folder effect as a background.

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  55. lovely card, great instructions too xx

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  56. So pretty, I love the colours. Great instructions too.
    Linbyx

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  57. Delicious card, yum yum.

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  58. Yummy card, just love pastel colours, so different at christmas time

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  59. Lovely card. ElizabethS

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  60. Such a lovely card the black really makes it pop.

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  61. Love the bunting... unfortunately I missed the big bundle over the weekend. Now I feel disappointed!

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  62. A lovely card in great party colours, and the embossing folder could be used on lots of different cards.

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  63. beautiful card. Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial .

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  64. Thanks you for such a lovely card and sharing all your skills and ideas

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  65. A beautiful card! I love the colours you've used.

    Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

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  66. Pretty card love the candy colours and good for any accasion

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  67. Pretty card love the candy colours and good for any accasion

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  68. Awww what a smashing card. It's lovely to see other people's work and will look into all the new blogs along the way. It's so nice to see all this lovely talent

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  69. Awww what a smashing card. It's lovely to see other people's work and will look into all the new blogs along the way. It's so nice to see all this lovely talent

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  70. Amazing and beautiful card, love the colou's and the bunting looked fab xx

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  71. Great card just starting the hop!!! Hope they are all as good.
    Sue H

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  72. Lovely card, I think this set is so versatile, my favourite colours too.

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  73. I do love a blog hop because you get a chance to see how creative people are, beautiful card thanks for sharing x

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  74. What funky fun.

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  75. New to blogs and especially hopping. Loved this card x

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  76. Sugar sweet and pretty in pink!
    Alison x

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  77. Beautiful colours, they really do look good enough to eat !! x

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  78. Love the pastel colours, very pretty!!!

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  79. Such a pretty card, lovely colours. Waiting on my sets to be delivered.
    regards
    Lorraine - Scotland

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  80. A very pretty card ,i love the colors ,look good enough to eat
    Elaine H x

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  81. Wow such a pretty card and you've used my fav colour purple, I love the bunting/pennants you have added to it too
    Thanks for the chance of winning a fabulous prize
    Hugs Julie x

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  82. wow what a sweet yummy card I adore it ..
    really good for so many occasions
    crafty hugs sarah x

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  83. Lovely card and what a great idea to have the stamps, embossing folder and dies all to match. Crafty Hugs, Angela x

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  84. Hello Kim great card, looks good eniugh to eat, Thanks for inspiration.

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  85. Hi,nice card a bit different to the ones I make...at the moment...Mabex

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  86. Sharon c.Like the bunting lots. Nice colour combos.

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  87. Kim what a gorgeous card... we have pinned you onto our Dreamboat Collection board ♥

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  88. Wow! Fabulous card, Kim! Love the cake die-cuts and your color combo.

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  89. what a gorgeous card and made so easily using the stamps with the matching dies - great example of how to use all these products together - I'm sure the receiver will love it!

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  90. Great card Kim love the embossing and stamps with dies are a great idea.
    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

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  91. this card is awesome. i love the colors!

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  92. This card is so sweet! Love the colors! TFS!

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  93. What a lovely card Thanks for sharing, your talents

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  94. Lovely card, lovely colours, informative blog - all round greatness !

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  95. Beautiful card, love the colours

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  96. Hi
    Love this card my friend would love this she's our cake lady at work thank you for sharing this card Tracy w x

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  97. Lovely card - really pretty, enjoyed looking at your blog. Janet H

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  98. what a lovely sweet card.x

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  99. I loved this stamp and die set from the minute I saw Julia with it on C&C , definitely one to go on the shopping list. It's card is just fab, the colour combo makes it for me and would cheer anyone up, especially on a grey day like today. I love the step by step way of explaining how to make this and will stop by here again for sure. X

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  100. Lovely Card! Suitable for any age , as who doesn't Love cake!

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  101. A really pretty card, Kim, lovely colours and thank you for the instructions! Love these new sets, such a great idea.

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  102. Lovely card. I love these complete sets its such a good idea.

    Sue xx

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  103. Never used bunting before but this looks a fun card.

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  104. these sets are so clever and useful,having everything you need in one set.Love the card

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  105. Love the colour combo, it just squeals sugar and cupcakes. The overall design is also perfectly balanced - making this a lovely card

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  106. A great card, love the colours and embossing

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  107. Love the colours you've used on this card Kim, my 3 in 1 kit is on it's way...can't wait to get playing x

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  108. DELIGHTFUL embossing and stamping - super cute to have the dies to match the cupcakes & banner!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your colour combo too :)

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  109. Super card and the colours are just perfect for the project, love it.

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  110. A really well designed card with a lot of thought going in to it. The colour combinations are wonderful. Rhian

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  111. Just bought this set of dies and stamps so thanks for the inspiration -going to try my version of this!

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  112. Cute Card! Thanks for sharing
    Sue of Worcester

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  113. I have these stamps & matching dies & wanted to make a wedding card so I'm now full of ideas - thank you. Great job

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  114. Truely a lovely card.

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  115. Such a beautiful card. I love the colours you have used. Jackie

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  116. Love this fun card Kim - the colours are so pretty. Pat x

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  117. Great card and I hope to give these stamps and dies a go when they arrive in a few days!

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  118. lovely card, I liked the colours.

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  119. I like this card even with all that pink, I especially like the background effect

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  120. Mmmmm gorgeous cake card would be useful for allsorts of celebrations love the soft pink colour combo just like frosting on the cake tops yum!
    MaggieH

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  121. Fantastic card in my two favourite colours

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  122. fabulous card

    thank you for sharing your ideas
    and talent x

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  123. Just received my dreamboat collection and cant wait to play. Its my grandaughters birthday next month and a cupcake card will be just the treat. Thanks for the inspiration. great card

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  124. Love this. feeling inspired. I bought all of the three in one and they arrived today, but haven't had chance to play yet. Will be playing with them tomorrow. Fantastic inspiration from all of the team.

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  125. Wow such a lovely card, great idea for Christmas pressie.

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  126. Wow such a lovely card, great idea for Christmas pressie.

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  127. Wow such a lovely card, great idea for Christmas pressie.

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  128. That embossing folder looks ace xx

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  129. Such a pretty card, love the colours

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  130. This is such a pretty card and love the subtle colours you have used...
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  131. What a lovely card. I really enjoyed the demos on create & craft. The samples were amazing
    Pat xx

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  132. Great card. So many layers and interesting details. thanks for the instructions.

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  133. Hi Kim
    This would make a stunning card for a birthday. Love how you've done the bunting and the background. Thanks for the chance of winning a prize.

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  134. Love the colours so pretty thanks for sharing xxxxxlove June

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  135. Hi Kim
    Love the fabulous Background and Awesome Colour Pallete, Great Card.
    Hugs from Sam xx

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