Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Pretty in purples and Lulubelle

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Ismaki has a fab, easy sketch to follow this week and as I've not done one of their sketches for a while I thought I would do this one. The option is Violet - well these colours are as close as I could get to violet, it's not a colour I would use by choice yet love the colours on the card - I'm so contrary!!

I've used the last of these purple papers, really had to eke them out to have enough to use inside as well as on the front. I've tried my hand at flowersoft, not sure if I like it but too late now, it’s on and it’s stopping on. I only have one tub of it and it's all mixed colours so guess who sat here for ages picking out the pinks and purples - *ROLLS EYES!!!* You would think I had nothing better to do!!
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More or less followed the sketch through to the inside of the card.
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Recipe:
Stamp: Magnolia Tilda picking lilacs coloured with distress inks and H2O's
Papers: Papermania (I think)
Tools: Martha Stewart Double Dot punch, Nestibilities labels 4, Martha Stewart branch punch
Embellies: Prima Hydrangeas, spacers and tulle (all from The Hobby House), Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts

I found this picture of our Lulubelle in my files so thought I would share it with you.  She was bred by a very special lady (as was most of my dogs).  She’s such a sweet little girl, almost turns herself inside out to please you and wags her tail so hard she falls over sometimes!!

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117 comments:

  1. I was commenting on your other cards and you just uploaded this gorgeous creation...wowza!!! This is a stunner, amazing color and I can't believe you picked out the different flower colors! :) They look amazing on the card...and I know I have some tulle somewhere, I love that, gives the card such a pretty touch. Tammi xx

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  2. Oh and I didn't mean to leave Lulubelle out, sweet picture!

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  3. Gorgeous card Bev and such a fantastic colour combo, love the piccy of Lulubelle she is adorable :) Donna x

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  4. Beautiful card hun, adore your colours and of course all the scrummy details. How sweet is Lulubelle .... what a cutie!
    -x-

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  5. such a beautiful card Bev, love the tulle and those flowers are stunning! FAbulous photo of Lulubelle! She is gorgeous, she sounds like my Poppy, she is such a sweet natured little thing too, Cavs are the best dogs!
    Have a great day! Debx

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  6. wonderful card I like the flowersoft and your dog is nice
    hugs Lia

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  7. WOW! So a lovely card! The colours are so beautiful! Hugs

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  8. Beautiful card!! The colours are perfect!

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  9. I love your card, those flower are sooo stunning. Lovely colours and details.
    Lulubell... what a cutie!!!
    Hugs:=)

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  10. Gorgeous card bev, love the Tilda image, and loving the pinks and purples, two of my fav colours. Love the little dew drop gems too! Have a great day. Lou x

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  11. Wow! I love your card, Bev! Beautiful papers, amazing colouring, and pretty details!

    And your dog is such a sweetie ;o)

    Hugs, Lena

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  12. Oh Bev such a beauty!
    Love this little Tilda and you have coloured her so beautifully!
    Such fabulous paper and your detail is perfection! I love that flower soft so effective!
    What a sweet picture of one of Lulubelle fantastic name!
    hugs
    kim x

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  13. Spectalcular Bev...
    Gorgeous colours.
    Love the image and the flower soft.
    Great image. :O)

    Love Fern xx

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  14. Morning Bev....gorgeous card and the colours suit Tilda so well,the flower soft looks lovely...i've got some flower soft but have never used it!!!,
    Lulubelle...well what can i say,how cute had lovely is she and brilliant photot,
    Have a lovely day
    Take care
    San x

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  15. Gorgeous as always Bev
    Wendy x

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  16. Stunning!!Love the color combo..Lulubelle Looks so sweet..
    Hugs, Linda

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  17. beautifull card!! Loooooooove the colors! ♥♥

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  18. Woooooooowwwww.....you make always such beautiful cards. It's amazeing. The colours, your coloration and the papers are great. I really love to visit your blog....you give me so much inspiration. Thanks...

    Hugs,
    Ranita

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  19. STUNNING, Just adore the colours on this one. So pretty.
    The colouring to your perfect standard once again. The flowersoft is wonderful, works so well with the colour combo.And to think you say picking out the colours you wanted ( urm does make you wonder, lol)
    Lulubelle.. whata sweet lady.

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  20. This is gorgeous Bev, I love the colours and I absolutely howled laughing about you picking the right colours out of the flowersoft - that is the sign of a truly dedicated cardmaker! Hugs, Nicki

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  21. Stunning card Bev. Purple's not normally a colour I would go for either but your card looks fab! The flower soft look really effective, cannot believe you sat there & picked out all he pinks and purples though! Lol!
    Lulubelle looks so cute, bless!
    Hugs, Vicky x

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  22. hiya bev...wow what a lovley da coloured in..and i must say i haven;t ever tried the flower soft, but it so works on this card, adds depth and more interest. hugs emma x
    P.S lulubelle is adorable

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  23. Wowww Bev,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp and colours,so beautiful papers.

    zo mooi....
    Hugs Riet.xx

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  24. Just lovely Bev!! I like th floer soft on this card. Funnily enough (speaking of you being contrary??) purple is my favourite colour, yet I always never use it on my cards!!! Bah! :)

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  25. wow bev this is gorgeous love the flowersoft touch and as for picking out the colours thats something i'd do, i spent hours sorting out the colours of 12 pots of seed beads i'd dropped ....never again !!!
    and your cutie lulubelle is adorable hon
    hugs
    helen x

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  26. Stunning Bev, such beautiful colours and papers. Wow - how patient are you picking the pinks & purples out of the flowersoft - worthwhile though it looks gorgeous.
    hugs Heather xx

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  27. Stunning card Bev, the purples look beautiful. The flowersoft compliments the image and the flowers youve added look amazing.
    Hugs
    Jill x x

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  28. Fab creation Bev gorgeous colours. What a cutie pie of a picci adorable. Have a super day.

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  29. I love it and the sweet cavalier is so sweet too
    go look on my blog there's something for you
    Bea x

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  30. STUNNING !!!!! Gorjus colours.

    Love Karen xxx

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  31. Hi Bev!Gorgeous card love the colour and the flower soft just add's that little extra!
    Lulubelle is adoreable! :)
    hugs amanda x

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  32. I love these colours Bev and the flower soft looks great. I did smile though at the thought of you sitting there with your tweezers picking out the colours you wanted!!!

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  33. Hi Bev,

    This card is stunnig !!!
    Amazing colours and love all the details you have used.

    Hugs,

    Peggy

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  34. Stunning card again Bev, love this sweet image and your fab colour combo - that tulle looks fab as does little Lulubelle. -x-

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  35. This is gorgeous. I love all your cards. I love this stamp and am waiting for it to come. I think the flowersoft looks great! Well worth picking the pink bits out! wondered what it was for! Can't wait for my stamp to arrive now! Jane x

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  36. Hi Bev' gorgeous card the detail,colours everything, just stunning, and Lulubelle is gorgeous too.
    hugs
    Sue

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  37. Hi Bev, oh your card is stunning, these colours go so well together. Gorgeous image, I think the flowersoft looks great, cannot believe you sat and handpicked out the colours though! And Lulubelle (fab name) is so sweet, her wee face, you can just see how sweet natured she is from that pic. Have a great day. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

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  38. I love this card Bev (nothing new there then!) Those strong colours really work with this lovely image. I've just ordered some flower soft but now I need that MS punch and all the other things you've used.
    Did you know you were responsible for me never having any money?
    Lulubelle is just divine!!

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  39. Card is so fab, love all details and the image is so gorgeous. You coloured it fantastic and really love the colours you used! And the pic of the Lulubelle is gorgeous! Hugs, moni

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  40. Bev such a beautiful card! The colours are fantastic and love your colouring of the image - the netting looks fabulous too.
    Your dog is so adorable
    love tasha xx

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  41. WOW, this was really, really pretty!!
    Hugs:))

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  42. Oh my gosh, Lulubelle is sooooo cute! Oh, and a beautiful card, btw (got a bit distracted there! he he!). Particularly love the netting, roses and flower soft. Hugs, Sem x

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  43. Hi Bev, Your card is beautiful, and thank you so much for the nice comment on my card, it means alot
    thank you
    big hugs
    normajean

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  44. This is so beautiful Bev and the colours are stunning. I love the little touches of flower soft, great idea!
    Awwwww, Lulubelle is a real sweetie! xx

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  45. Oh Bev, you did make me smile with your comments, youve made a brilliant job of your card, and Im bias as I love anything mauve or purple, so stop putting yourself down. Its stunning like your little girl Lulubelle, what a smasher she is, and like most lovely natured dogs they all seem to turn themselves inside out for you. You are one lucky lady. love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  46. Love the card Bev. I like the flower soft...don't know whether I would have gone to all the trouble of picking out the right colours though....boy you must have a lot of patience. Love those nesties and that image is so cute. I want to buy it now.

    As for Lulubelle....I'm afraid she steals the show, she's adorable. I keep thinking about getting another dog, I already have a Shih Tzu and three cats, but I have a long way to go to beat you...

    Take care

    hugs Debbie xx

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  47. Beautiful card!
    And you make me smile whith your story of picking out the pink and purple flowersoft - I can imagine that this is a hard job ;O)
    Hugs, Alex

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  48. rofl... what are you like!!!haha can just imagine you sat there picking out the different colours in the flower soft.. well got to say it you have more patients than me babe..i take my hat off to you.. your card is amazing hun, fantastic colours and the flowersoft looks wonderful.. Lulubelle is adorable.. what a sweetie..
    hugs rachxxx

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  49. Oh, I love this card! It's beautiful :-)

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  50. Bev,
    Your card is awesome. For someone who doesn't do violet you have done a superb job of it. If I didn't know better, I would say you have far too much time on your hands to pick out all that different colors. Love the touch it gives to your card. Lulubelle is just adorable.

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  51. Those papers are lovely - in the plum range I'd call it. A very beautiful card - but - not as beautiful as Lulubelle. She is just so gorgeous.
    Beryl xx

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  52. Fabulous creation Bev, I love the colours and flowers are all amazing and the flower soft looks fantastic. I had a little dog called cindylou who we used to call Lulubelle. yours looks so cute! xx

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  53. Hi Bev,
    I love your blog it is my first visit and your cards are amazing. They are so beautiful. I'll have to keep coming back.
    Amanda

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  54. Bev, I must say this card is GORGEOUS! purple/lilac/violet are my favorite colors, even to wear it! so I just love love love your card!
    Hugs
    Vivi Casale

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  55. Beautiful card Bev. Its amazing how that net ribbon just ties the whole creation together. Aaaaah your Lulubelle is just the sweetest. The photos of all your precious little four legged friends are just stunning. Hugs from Desire

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  56. your card is stunning Bev and what al lovely dog!

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  57. oh bev! What an adorable little face! She is just the cutest little girl! I love this card too, very striking, hugs mandyxx

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  58. Awww,I luv Lulubelle,she is adorable,give her a big cuddle from me!!!
    Your card is fab too,lol!!! :o)x

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  59. Oh,I love it,love it,love it!!! It is so pretty and the flowersoft makes the flowers look so lifelike,though I can't believe you picked certain colors out....lol..... I love the picture of your little puppy,she is so sweet!
    Hugs xx

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  60. Lulubelle is just the sweetest little thing. The card is gorgeous. Love the colors.

    Hugs
    Nic

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  61. Thank you for visiting my blog. So many great and beautiful cards here in your blog :)

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  62. bev another stunner ~ adorable card ~ exceptional talent ~just perfect
    vanessa xx

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  63. Just fabulous Bev - absolutely beautiful! & what a gorgeous doggy Lulubelle is too! xxx

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  64. Bev, You make beautiful cards with lovely stamps and nice colors. And this card is gorgeous. Greetings Paula.

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  65. Wow Bev this is absolutly stunning and what beautiful colours you have used. Oh and Lulubelle is so lovely Bev i have a cocker spanial and shes called Lucy Dog.
    Paula xxxx

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  66. oauohhhhhhhhhhhhh elle est maginfiuqe ta carte la decoupe bordure j'iame enormement et tilda oauohh!!!!
    bizz Mu

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  67. Adore a your card Bev and the gorgeous colours. Isn't Lulubelle sweet, what a fab name.
    xx Vee

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  68. Wow a totally stunning card Bev, i just adore all the lovely detail on here, your cards are always truly inspirational. I wish i had a fraction ofyour talent hunny. I love the inside of your card too, its perfect in every way.

    Oh and Lulubelle is just gorgeous! bless her little paws!

    Hope you are enjoying some lovely weather, have a good evening, hugs Linda x

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  69. Fabulous, love the microbead for flowers on basket

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  70. This card is so cute! And the dog too ; )

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  71. Gorgeous cute card Bev and you didnt really pick out the colours did you ? you must have the patience of joob lol Love the pic of Lulubelle she looks a real sweety give her a cuddle from me:0)

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  72. OMG Bev, this is just so very beautiful - your choice of colours is stunning, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, lost for words - for once - lol xxx

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  73. your card is absolutely stunning Bev! wonderful, and i really love those flower soft effects!!!
    love from France, Kianel.

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  74. wow !! fantastic card !
    kiki :)

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  75. Bev what a sweet card how did you sit long enough to sort flower soft ??? but well worth, a lovely card again lovely idea using tulle
    looks so different great photo of lulubellea real cutie have fun Doris

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  76. Absolutely gorgeous card, and Lulubelle is gorgeous too, looks just like our Cavalier, Oliver, who we had for 15 years.

    Pat xx

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  77. This is stunning Bev, the lilac & purple are so striking, beautiful colouring and I love all the fab details. Debbie x

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  78. Bev, such a beautiful card, I love the purple colour combo ~ Mel x

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  79. What a sweet card and an even sweeter puppy Bev!

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  80. awwww lulubelle is so cute, and your card is beautiful. and yes i can believe you sat there and picked out the flower stuff...lol
    nicci
    xx

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  81. fabulous details on your card, I love it!

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  82. Gorgeous card! I love the color. ;) Lulubelle is adorable too!
    Hugs~
    Andrea

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  83. Wow, love the colors on this card Bev, it's really outstanding, you've done a lovely job on it, but where's the wee spacers and charms...lol
    Hope you're keeping well
    hugs
    Donna

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  84. Lulubelle......you are a sweeeeeeeeeeetie!!

    oh this card is beautiful too. lol
    i love the flower soft.

    love tina x

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  85. What a gorgeous card!!! WOW!

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  86. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww amazing card !! love it

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  87. What a wonderful card Bev! Love the colours and all the great details. Tilda is such a cutie and you´ve coloured her so perfectly.
    Hugs
    Moni

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  88. Your card is stunning, Bev. Love your blog!! Your little Lulubelle is too cute. Hugs, Christina

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  89. Ooooh love your card hun! Fab image and those papers are delish! Adore the flowers, so yummy!
    Hugs Tab xxx

    Ps Glad your goodies arrived ok, and that you like them, so pleased!

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  90. Gorgeous Bev - fab colour combo and flowers :-) .. and aww what a gorgeous pic of Lulubelle!
    pauline x

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  91. Gorgeous card Bev, love your flowers and your little dog too. Donna x

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  92. Beautiful card, Bev!I love the colours and the flowers. The image is so pretty. I love the inside of your card, too.
    Great card of Lulubelle. :)
    Hugs, Vanja

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  93. I meant great photo of Lulubellle. lol
    Hugs, Vanja

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  94. Fantastic card Bev , Love the colours and what a sweet adorable photo of Lulubelle
    Hugs Susie xx

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  95. A stunning card Bev! Gorgeous colours! xx

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  96. Hi, Ive just been given an award and as I love stopping by your blog Id like to pass it on to you. Lulubelle is asolutely gorgeous, what sweet eyes shes got. xx An award for you

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  97. Stunning card Bev! Those violets are just gorgeous and your touch of flower soft is just fabulous! Amazing details - just love everything!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  98. Such a gorgeous card! I love the flower soft...you have such patience with picking out those colors! LOL Oh, and your little doll is so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Big hugs :-)
    ~Lacey

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  99. WOW WOW WOW Bev hun this is BEAUTIFUL! I adore the tulle that you used at ribbon! That is gorgeous and those roses...OMG I just love them! I put my order in yesterday for a bunch and can't wait for them to show up here! :) Beautiful Tilda darling!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  100. This is fabulous hun love the colours and the flowersoft looks great
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  101. what a gorgeous card Bev and your doggie is just a sweetie. Liking the Flowersoft too, well done on being patient enough to pick out those colours lol!
    hugs
    x

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  102. awww this card is lovely!! I love the papers, the colours, the image and even though I'm not a flowersoft kind of girl I love it on your card :o)

    lotsalove

    Amanda xxx

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  103. Magnifique !!! avec ces petites fleurs, ou la la quel travail !!! bravo

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  104. Wow........not visited for a few days and look at all this gorgeous stuff!! Your purple and pink is fabby. Think that is where I went wrong with my *!$? ATC.....too much purple with not much other colour. Hey ho!!!
    xoxo

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  105. LOVE everything about this card but I especially LOVE the flowers-they are just so beautiful!

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  106. Stunning card Bev, love the colours, and you must have the patience of a Saint to sit and sort out the flowersoft colours.

    Chris x

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  107. Your card is Gorgeous!!...and your fur kid is just the Cutest!!....TFS!!...Hugs, Ila

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  108. Beautiful card Bev. I love the image and your colouring is amazing as always. x

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  109. Lulubelle is adorable!!

    Love this card in the purples, very nice, love the tulle too!!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  110. Stunning,your lovely card and lulubelle.
    Sue

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  111. What a beautiful card!! I luv it!! You always make such amazing creations.

    OMG Lulubelle is sooo pretty!! What a sweet name. LoL @ her waging her tail so hard she falls over. Too cute!! All your dogs are sooo pretty and cute!! Told hubby are next dog will be like yours. His reply was..."no more dogs"...haha.

    xoxo,
    Lori

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  112. What a fantastic card! Loved it.

    Regards,
    image coloring

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  113. So adorable card and your dog is too!!! So lovely colors on the card and the emblishment is so sweet.

    Hugs

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Bev x

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