Friday, 10 April 2009

An announcement and a couple of cards

Apologies for the long post here, got lots to say (as per usual lol).  Okay so my announcement first! I don't know how I have kept this quiet all week but I did and need a medal lol. There is a new challenge blog starting next Friday (17th April) ... called Just Magnolia and it's exactly that, a challenge blog just for Magnolia stamps. There is such an amazing DT (and a big team too!!) and I am so looking forward to working with them all.
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The first challenge is a sketch, and will be posted up on the blog next Friday morning bright and early so I hope that all you fellow Magnolia fans will join us. We are hoping to be able to offer prizes most (if not all) weeks, the first prize will be a biggie - natch lol.

Right, now that I've got that off me chest, here's a couple of cards. The first one is for Papertake Weekly and ABC challenges. I've followed Dawny's brilliant sketch and as I always decorate the insides of my cards thought this would qualify for this weeks ABC challenge.
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I'm afraid I have used more of the delish Kaiser papers from The Hobby House (hurry and get them on the website Jill), I am really loving working with these papers!! The image is one from a QVC foam stamp set that has been lying in the drawer for months, still in the box unopened (I'm hopeless!!) but it so works for this sketch, a nice big image to fill the front of the card.
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The inside, well nowt much to say about it, I've used those fab butterflies from the Magnolia Spring Kit again and a few more flowers (me being the more is more kinda girl)

Recipe:
Stamps: Precious Moments foam stamp from QVC, sentiment is Papermania and inside sentiment is Elzybells
Paper: Kaiser Tudor Piccadilly from The Hobby House
Tools: Sewing Machine and medium Retro Flower Punch and Stampin Up Word Window Punch
Embellies: Flowers are Prima and some I punched, Daisy Spacers and Papermania brads

The second card is for Caardvarks Challenge (first time I have entered this) - the challenge is a fantasy challenge this week so I have used the new Medieval range from Whiff of Joy which has just been released. I have not posted a pic of the inside of the card, no matter how I try - it looks wonky and was doing me head in so I gave up!!  I used Glimmer Mists on the Prima flowers and they are so sparkly but it’s not showing up in the picture.  I used some gold Mini Metallics on the roses for a bit contrast.
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Stamps: Whiff of Joy Charlottes Throne, Queen Charlotte, and Banqueting Hall
Papers are K & Co.
Tools: EK Success Flourish punch, Punch Bunch fern leaf punch
Embellishments: Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima Flowers, Pearls
Sentiment is computer generated.


Thanks for looking,

101 comments:

  1. Wow, the new challenge sounds great and your cards are once again divine. Love them! Have a lovely Easter Weekend! Hugs Jeanette

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  2. hi bev,
    your cards are so wonderful I love the Whoff scene
    hugs Lia

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  3. both cards are just amazing bev ~so beautifully made (as always)~ and alsways co~ordinate perfectly!~oh what fab news ~magnolia challenge ~well you know i will be there friday!!!
    vanessa xx

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  4. Hello Bev, your card is beautiful as allways.
    It's great that there is a new challenge blog for Magnolia, i love those images.
    I will take part at the challenge.

    Greetings Thea

    I'll hope that you understand what i am writing. I am trying.

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  5. Love the cards Bev!! You always blow me away with your talent!!

    Thanks for the scoop on the Just Magnolia blog! I am following over there so I can keep up on things! Love Tilda & Edwin!!

    A very Happy Easter to you my dear!! xx

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  6. well done you !!! will pop on over and have a wee look at the new blog!
    these cards are beautiful as always!
    love teen xx

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  7. First .. I am so excited about the challenge!!!

    Second.. both cards are just wonderful.. love the colors of the first one, and wow the details on the WOJ...

    HUGS
    MichelleO

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  8. I just wanted to drop in and say you have such beautiful cards! I've followed your blog for a couple of weeks and WOW!

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  9. CoNgRaTs on the new DT post... sounds really exciting!!
    2 lovely cards Bev. Love the QVC image and the papers you have teamed it up with are delish.
    The second card is Brilliant!! On no.... I feel a little hop over to WoJ coming on ;o)
    Hope you are having a great Easter.
    Hugs
    Sandra xx

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  10. Ohhh the new challenge blog sounds fabulous, can't wait. Two gorgeous cards Bev. Love the papers you've used, they're very scrummy. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

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  11. Wishing you a Happy Easter! so many challenges, and this one sounds too good to miss. I missed out on those QVC stamps, so cute and as usual the other card is just as gorgeous,beautiful colouring!

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  12. Both cards are gorgeous Bev.
    Can't wait to see all the lovely creations on the new challenge blog. Unfortunately I can't join in with that one because I don't own any Magnolia stamps yet :( But as soon as I have some I will join in :)
    Hugs Lora xx

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  13. Hi Bev, it`s unbelievable what you are able to make out of a simple stamp.......
    Gorgeous cards once more, I´m stunned!
    Love, renate

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  14. wow agree about those fabby papers they are lush...love the cards they are gorgeous xxx

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  15. Gorgeous cards Bev and I'm jumping off my chair with excitement for the new Magnolia challenge blog - woohoo!! And congrats on making the team!
    Have a great Easter!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  16. Wow, such two beautiful and cute cards! Love the colors and papers you have used... Great work!

    Have a great Easter weekend!

    Hugs Zimtschnecke

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  17. Lovely as always.
    Just love the layout on the first one. such a lovely sketch to follow.

    And the next one, how different is that one. love it. never seen these before.

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  18. Bev, your cards are always gorgeous, just like this card, super!
    Jacqueline

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  19. hay you posted already...lol. will go and post meself now..
    i am so in love with your image on your first card it is

    b e a u t i f u l!!

    Your woj card looks amazing also so much colouring! but as always coloured to perfection babe. love the little roses that you have added.
    big hugs rachxx

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  20. Waw Bev, new Challenge its sounds great! Cards are fab as always! Love the images and the papers and all details! Wish you a Happy Easter, have fab weekend and enjoy! Hugs, Moni

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  21. lovely card Bev, love the Precious Moments and so thrilled there are stamps from them! Congrats on the new challenge blog: how you kept so quiet for a week beats me, lol!
    Happy Easter to you and all the family, {hugs} Nettie xx woof from Eli xxx

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  22. Oh I like it Bev and a new challenge too sounds like you'll be super busy( not tht you already arent lol) hugs Toni

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  23. Gorgeous cards Bev and so looking forward to another challenge blog. Starting to wonder if my children remember what I look like LOL. Have a great easter!
    Clairex

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  24. WOW oh Bev your cards are amazing hun the detail & colouring knock my socks off, new challenge blog sounds brill.have great weekend, sue.x

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  25. ohhh wowww Bev,what a beautiful cards,l love the stamps.
    so beautiful colours.

    hugs Riet.x

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  26. Wow, the new challenge sounds fantastic, and both your cards are beautiful!

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  27. Congratulations on the new challenge blog - I love my Tildas so will be along to play!
    Gorgeous cards Bev, I do love the papers you have!
    Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this week,
    Have a great easter,
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  28. Hope you are enjoying the start of your long weekend hol hun but doubt if you will be getting much "me" time lol.
    Gorgeous cards as always Bev - your creations always blow me away.
    Congratulions and all the best with Just Magnolia´s, am following already and can´t wait to see all the DT cards. -x-

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  29. Wow the first card is gorgeous, how could you not have used that stamp before I love it. The new challenge sounds fab I have become a follower. I'll be there next Friday. Debs xx

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  30. Fabulous news Bev! Can't wait to play along! :) LOVE your two cards, these are gorgeous. I just adore your coloring, always amazing! Great layouts and details as well. Thanks for the sneak peek too! Have a nice weekend. :)

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  31. As always Bev you make the most beautiful cards, its no wonder everyone is after you. The colours are so vibrant and gorgeous, both cards really stand out. Well done on your new Challenge Blog Im sure it will be a great success especially with the Magnolia stamps being the prizes. Well done, love and hugs Shirleyx

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  32. Hi Bev,
    Congratulations on the new dt place, it must have been so hard keeping that to yourself.
    Once again you have produced some stunning cards. What can I say, they are beautiful!
    Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
    Have a great weekend.
    Jen x

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  33. Fabulous cards bev xxx ,love the the new stamps you have used xxx
    the papers are not on the site have they all gone (sad face) xxxx
    have a fab weekend hugs Dawnxxx

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  34. Congrats on the DT place Bev!

    Love the cards - fab colours on both!

    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

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  35. Two amazing cards,I love them both and the WOJ scene is fabulous!!!
    Congratulations on the new challenge blog!!
    Hugs xx

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  36. welcome to CAARDVARKS! we're so glad you've come along to play! and what an amazing FANTASY card you've made--that medieval scene is *unbelievable*!!! i ♥love♥ the coloring...and all the detail...and those cool embellished flowers are the perfect finishing touch!!!

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  37. Fab news on the challenge blog..count me in. Love me magnolias! Gorgeous cards . Love the papertake one with the goregous papers and cute image. Gorgeous as always Bev ..on the inside and out!

    Judy xx

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  38. Awesome cards love the images and the colour combos. Brilliant news about the new challenge blog will go check that out straight away.

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  39. The new challenge blog sounds fab - good luck with it :-) And two brilliant cards .. love the cute image on the first one and I see you have finally inked up Banquetting hall lol - great result!
    I just got my first delivery from Jill at the HH yesterday - only small (gorgeous spacers) but I'm v happy - I'm sure your cards will inspire me to buy more lol!
    pauline x

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  40. Hi Bev! Ooooh...the new challenge blog sounds wonderful! Can't wait to get started! Your cards are absolutely fantastic...as always! =)

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  41. Bev Queen for the day just fancy getting a card with that on brill.love the colour combo on the red papers so brill, girls coordination is super love it Doris

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  42. Two great cards Bev. Love the second one, really unusual. The new challenge blog sounds great too.

    Natalie x

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  43. wooow what a great cards Bev! love the Precious Moments stamp and the whiff of Joy scene
    and the new challenge blog sounds exciting!

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  44. Those cards are so so beautiful and unique! How DO you keep the creative juices flowing?? It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog. I have a practical question....how well do those cards go through the mail, or do you not send them through the mail?? Since I share every card I make, I often worry about sending some with more bling, through the mail.

    Thanks, always, for sharing your lovely work.

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  45. Fantastic cards Bev, wow, some work has gone into these and they're both so gorgeous!
    I am sooooooo pleased to hear about your new challenge blog too and will definitely be taking part! xx

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  46. Congrats on your new challenge blog! It will be fun to follow you! I will sure try to find time to participate now and then.

    Wow... both your cards are fabulous!!!
    Love the colors and the design on them both!

    Hugs,
    Jorunn

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  47. Gorgeous cards Bev, love the cute image on the first they are just adorable. The second looks just fab, Charlotte looks great sitting there in front of the scene.
    Lyndsey xx

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  48. I love your fairy tale card! Awesome coloring as usual! :)

    Thanks for joining us at CV's!!

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  49. Ooooh er Mrs! Super duper gorge cards, just love those images and they are all coloured to perfection! So looking forward to joining you on the challenge, truly honoured that you asked me!
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  50. Stunning cards Bev.
    Love the image on your first one and the colouring is well, wow x

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  51. Gorgeous cards Bev, really love the first one .... how sweet is that image! Also, a huge thankyou for asking me to join you and the others on Just Magnolia .... so excited!
    -x-

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  52. Bev absolutely amazing cards :) Oh no not another challenge site lol...
    Have a lovely Easter.
    Hugs Sonia x

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  53. What a fantastic cards Bev.
    beautiful colors, lovely stamps.


    Hugs Suze

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  54. New challenge blog sounds great, i love your cards honey the first one is such a cutie i love the image and the second one is brilliant, your colouring is fab, hugs Pops x x x

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  55. Hi Bev... WOW another amazing challenge blog starting - I cant wait! The cards you've posted are fabulous! I love the medieval stamps - I bet you had great fun colouring them!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

    Kim xx

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  56. Brilliant news on the new Magnolia challenge Bev, I'm sure it'll be a huge success and I'm looking forward to the first challenge. Your cards are breathtakingly beautiful! Fantastic colouring of your gorgeous images and the papers and embellies are gorgeous. Love the little scene with the WOJ stamps, so beautiful. Happy Easter Sweetie. Hugs, Chris xxx

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  57. I Love them both bev but the banqueting hall is fab but then i loooove little scenes
    luv
    linniex

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  58. OMG, both cards are AMAZING Bev.
    As always I am blown away at your talent for creating such beauty.

    Happy Easter

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  59. The new challenge blog sounds very inviting Bev and I certainly hope to join you next week :) both of your cards are amazing and the papers on the first card are so scrummy, hope you have a lovely Easter weekend :) Donna x

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  60. Hi Bev, congrats on the new Magnolia challenge blog ~ so proud of you keeping it a secret... don't know how yo did it,lol... and what a fab DT you have, looking forward to joining in the fun. Oh wow what stunning cards... love all the gorgeous images and fabulous details ~ love them both.
    Have a lovely weekend & Happy Easter.
    Hugs
    Tracie :)xx

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  61. Super adorable cards! I love your queen for a day...just fabulous!

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  62. Gorgeous cards Bev! Love the rich colors and your details are always so pretty!
    Can't wait for the new challenge to start!
    Also I have been a bad blogger lately but wanted to wish you a fabulous Easter Week-end :)Kathy

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  63. Oh my word Bev stunning cards!
    Your colouring is out of this world! Love your choice of beautiful paper and that detail is so wonderous!!
    Love those roses just perfect!
    You are just one talented lady!
    hugs
    kim x

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  64. great job

    thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  65. fabby news on the new challenge, beautiful card bev, those papers are scrummy,
    hugs
    helen x

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  66. As always stunning both cards are beautiful
    Hugs Susie xx

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  67. `Beautiufl` cards Bev....so very lush...
    `Happy Easter` to you and yours..
    `Enjoy`:)♥

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  68. Hi Bev!! Gorgeous cards and LOVE the coloring!
    Hugs~
    Andrea

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  69. so glad i droppec by tonight the cards are lovely. x karen x

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  70. Both cards are fantastic, Bev, wonderful detailing and colours.

    Alice (beemer)

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  71. First of all thrilled about the new challenge! Can't wait!
    FAbulous cards too, both totally gorg!
    Have a great Easter weekend! Debx

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  72. Your coloring is amazaing... I am so enjoying cruising your blog... will definately add you to my blog list so that I don't miss one of your beautiful creations...

    Thanks for the inspiration

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  73. What a wonderful challenge blog Bev...I just love Magnolia's :-)
    Your cards are beautiful.
    Have a nice Easter.
    Hugs
    Carole x

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  74. Hi Bev
    Fab news about the challenge. I will definitely be over there on friday to check it out. Your cards are fabulous as always but I adore the first one that image is to die for
    kerry x

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  75. Great cards, Bev...both of them...& congrats on the dt position!! Deja vu....seems I've been to a couple of blogs today with the same announcement, lol, so you will get along smashingly! Have a super Easter!

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  76. congrats to the the challenge.
    Your cards are so beautiful-as always.
    Wish you a nice Easter Weekend.

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  77. OMGoodness! Fabulous cards and hello I LOVE your take on the Fantasy theme. Thanks for sharing with us at Caardvarks!

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  78. Gorgeous creations once again Bev. If I read carefully between the lins, I gather you are also a proud new DT member for Just Magnolia. Congratulations. I don't know about queen for a day, but I do know that you are the Queen of Stunning Card creations. Hugs from Desire

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  79. Awsome cards Bev! I just love that WoJ stamp!!

    And how fun with a Magnolia challange blog!!

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  80. Hi Bev the challenge sounds great so I hope I will be able to join in. Your cards as always are outstanding. love them both such wonderful talents you have. Have a happy eater with the family
    lol Sue ccs

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  81. Oh wow Bev both card's are absolutly beautiful. Cant wait for your new Challenge blog to start.
    Paula xxxx

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  82. Two fabulous cards Bev but my fave it the top one- that image is so sweet and I think I NEED those Kaiser papers lol!Great news on the new challenge blog as well- perfect excuse to buy more Magnolia stamps
    Hope you have a Happy Easter
    x

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  83. Gorgeous cards Bev, especially love the Precious Moments image, you don't see many of them around these days. Love the colours, and the papers are delish too! Have a great Easter. Louise x

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  84. Wow Bev, both cards are stunning. I love the medieval stamps, they are really amazing!
    Gorgeous work again Bev,
    Love Sarita xx

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  85. Wow ... fabulous cards ... your Caardvarks fantasy card is truly amazing ... love your coloring and all of the fabulous details. Thanks for joining us!

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  86. Your challenge card is beautiful - they all are! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

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  87. Grogeous cards and Best of Luck with your new blog.

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  88. the first is just too cute and I just love the scene in the second, cute and fun!

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  89. Wow all of these are just fabulous, you always know the right touch and always do amazing coloring! Looking forward to the new challenge blog, what an awesome team!! ~Hugs

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  90. Your first card is so precious, Bev!
    Love your second card too! Beautiful scene you created!

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  91. Great fantasy card - love the colors and design.

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  92. These are great Bev! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! Congrats on the new challenge blog too! :) x

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  93. Stunning! the image and papers are gorgeous and i love the details
    love tasha xx

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  94. Beautiful card! I love all the images.
    Hugs, Vanja

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  95. Stunning creations as always Bev inside and out. Thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.

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  96. Bev!! more is more on this card you have made for the ABC challenge is so beautiful! lovely card!! :0)

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  97. Oh those medieval images on the fantasy card are so playful and fantastic! Glad you joined in this week and good luck on your new blogging venture! :)

    Nathalia
    Caardvarks

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  98. Congrats on the new challenge blog. I am so sure it will be a huge hit. 2 more stunning cards hun xx Clare x

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  99. These are both fantastic. Love those Kaiser papers. And your take on the Caardvarks' fantasy challenge is brilliant! My friend Kim is in love with Whiff of Joy lately & now that I see the stamps the way you've used them, I know why! AWEsome job! :O)

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Bev x

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