Thursday, 5 March 2009

A Gorjuss 3 challenge combo

Firstly I would like to thank you all so very much for the kindness shown this past few days - I am overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of so many that I am honoured to call my friends. I still cry every time I look at Rosie's photo, and tonight dished her food up with all the rest and actually called for her! That hurt when I realised she wasn't going to come toddling along with the ever waggy tail. I know it will get easier to accept but right now it hurts so darn much.

Also I would like to apologise for not getting round to visiting your blogs and leaving comments - I will get round to it, promise.

Now to the card - I actually made one last night although my heart still isn't in it. My mojo has gone on a round the world cruise I think!! I’m combining three challenges with this card: Colour Create - blue and brown, A Spoonful of Sugar - Tearing (ouch that hurt lol) and ABC - distressing. (It was very distressing to tear the paper lol). I received a huge parcel from Jill at The Hobby House yesterday (thanks sooo much honey xxx) and in there, amongst all the delish Martha Stewart punches, was a fabulous EK Success Flourish punch which I was determined to use on this card – isn’t it just FAB!! I needed a Tena when I opened the parcel I can assure you lol. I’m not sure if Jill has them on the website yet so if you fancy one and don’t see them on the website then drop Jill and email and she’ll get back to you. Update!! Jill has them on her website for pre-order for those that are interested.

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I have used the delish K&Co papers again - I really love this set of papers, just my kind of colours. I even managed to TEAR!! Okay it's just a little piece (that was all I could bring myself to do lol) and have probably defeated the object 'cos it's mostly covered with the ribbon that I used to lace through the card. I threaded the ribbon through eyelets, the ribbon should have been thinner I think, might show the tearing off a bit more. A close up of the lacing.
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The inside - don't like it and will probably remove the white mat and start again. The sentiment stamp is not right - too big and doesn't suit the card and the flourish stamp ain’t right either. Serves me right for forcing myself to make a card, this is definitely one of those cards that is going to land up in the bin I think.
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Recipe:

Gorjuss image coloured with distress inks and H2O's, sentiments Papermania (new ones out) and the scroll/flourish on the insert is from a HOTP set
Papers are K&Co
Flowers are Prima and some from Crafts U Love and the flourishes are punched with an EK Success Flourish punch that I got from The Hobby House



Thanks for looking,

103 comments:

  1. your card is so beautiful, gorgeous colours.
    I'm so sorry you lost your little sweetie. Thinking of you.

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  2. O my God, you did again fab card, love the colour combo! Gorgeous iamge and your colouring is fantastic! Great details! Hugs, Moni

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  3. Sorry to hear your still on a downer Bev, must be very hard for you but looks like your mojo is fine to me, another gorgeous card. This will make you smile, you've cost me a fortune, everytime you post about stash, I go and buy it all ROFL. Love the MS punches though and I want that swirl punch to!!!
    Clairex

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  4. Oh Bev I am with you on this tearing thing!!but my gosh your card is stunning I think your mojo is definatley still with you. Fab scroll punch I want one!! Hunny I do feel for you I still think about my babies and one has been gone a year and the other 18 months but just be sure in the knowledge they had lovely lives here on earth. Sue :o)

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  5. Hi Bev,
    Your card is just stunning!
    I really love those colours and your colour is just brilliant!
    Such a lovely design and beautiful added detail!
    Take great care.
    hugs
    kim x

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  6. Hi Bev
    so sorry to read about Rosie, it is an awful feeling, had my sheba 16 years was awful when i had to have her put down, hurts like hell, it will ease hun, big hugs.(xxxx)

    Your card is absolutley stunning hun, a beautiful creation as always, luv everything about it, sue.xxx

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  7. Bev, if I could give you a big hug,I would (will get you at Harrogate!!!),my doggies are my world,so I understand fully the pain of loosing Rosie,but I don't want to upset you any more,so lets talk cards ;O)x
    Your card is fabulous,don't you dare bin it!!! Luv that new punch,off to have a lookie :o)x

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  8. What a super card Bev! Can't see anything at all wrong, infact it's just perfect and I love the lace-up detail. Fantastic!

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  9. Beautiful! I just love those Images!

    Hope you're feeling Ok and still thinking of you!

    Hugs
    Suze x

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  10. Your card is lovely. Don't put it in the bin! I'm sure anyone would be delighted to receive it, I know I would. Sent you my addy already! only joking lol but seriously it is lovely.
    I know it's hard just now but time is a great healer and it does get easier. I was exactly the same as you when our dog went, calling on her and putting out food etc. She has been part of your life for a long time so naturaly it will take time to get used to her not being there.
    Hope you feel better soon hun
    Hugs Lora x

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  11. Shut you mouth, Bev!! This card is gorgeous!! You better not throw it in the bin!! You can always send it to me if you don't want ti!! LOL
    I love the layout and the the torn piece with the lacing is such a cleaver idea (may have to borrow that one). And I really love that flourish.
    Big hugs, I know you are missing your baby!
    ~Lacey

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  12. NO ! You can't bin it, it's far too beautiful. Please don't through it away......well, not unless you're willing to throw it in my direction! LOL. xx

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  13. woww Bev,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

    hugs Riet.x

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  14. hi Bev,
    your card is wonderful |i love the color sheme and the stamp is sweet
    hugs Lia

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  15. I know your heart was not in it, but you have still done a stunning card Bev, hope you feel better as time passes, you will never forget but hopefully will not be so sad,
    Take care
    Hugs Gina xxx

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  16. Oh you poor love ... sorry you must be feeling so awful right now and hope it will start to ease so tha thoughts of your doggie will make you smile again. Amazing card for a non-mojo moment - nowt wrong with that, as they say! I'm sure you're just feeling dissatisfied with the card because you are so out of sorts and so the world doesn't look good. The truth is it's lovely as are all your creations.
    Take care
    pauline x

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  17. oooh totally gorge as always, love the papers and the iamge is one of my faves!

    Chin up my love, it will get easier with time, she was a very special little lady to you.
    Big Hugs Tab xxx

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  18. if this is what you do when your mojo is on holiday then you make me wish mine would toddle off lol...its fabulous Bev and oh no I so love the flourish...another for the list I think...and please dont tell me which MS punches you got lol...had a lump in my throat reading about you calling for your little darling...it will get better xxx

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  19. I'm sorry for your loss hunny, be sure you are thought of a lot, and I'm sure that with you she was a princess!! :) Your card is a beuaty, I made my 1st Gorjuss card today.. and I LOVE them :)

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  20. oooh Bev I love this one especially the laceing up and flourish punch the brign it out so well another lush card hugs Tonix

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  21. I love the rip and lace effect on the card, don't be too harsh on yourself and don't put the card in the bin, just do what I do when not 100% sure and put them in the charity box!

    Massive hugs, drop me an email with your address as I would liek to send you a little card.

    Thank you for joining us on abc this week xxx

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  22. DO NOT PUT THIS CARD IN THE BIN BEV!!! Sorry for shouting, but it's gorgeous! The colours, the papers, the image - everything is so lovely. Hugs.

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  23. lovely card yet again bev i sooo love every one you make
    chrisa x

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  24. Hi Bev fab card it has many different ideas in it love the ribbon idea it is fab, you done well to make it for everyone on your blog many thanks take care of yourself rosie was a treasure and made the other doggies stand to attention Doris

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  25. Lovely card Bev, great colour combo. Take care of yourself, it will take time to heal, don't try and rush things. I'm thinking of you.
    xx :0)

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  26. So lovely card Bev!

    And I'm sorry to hear about your little sweetheart! Hope that you start feeling better soon, even though the missing will be for a long time..

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  27. Stunning card Bev. I love the blues and browns. Maria x

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  28. Hi Bev,
    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, I know it must be like a big part of you are missing. I'm thinking of you sweetie. Even though you say your mojo is missing your card is absolutely stunning. I do love those colours to, especially that combo. Your Gorjuss girl is truly gorgeous, she looks so soft and a bit sad maybe.. Love those flowers too, they are so delicious.

    Take care
    Hugs, Line

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  29. Lovely card Bev. The colours look great.
    I feel so sorry for you... I know what you r going thru, i sooo can feel your pain.

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  30. Oh Bev this is a stunner - love the colour combo and the distressing. You did make me smile - I love to rip and tear my papers!!
    Sorry to read about your gorgeous Rosie - all the memories of losing my beautiful boy last year cam flooding back ... I had had him 13 years, from the day he was born. Big big hugs
    Cathyxx

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  31. Hi Bev,
    you card is very nice, I love the colours and the ripped section is a fab technique.

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    All my best wishes, Kit x

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  32. This card is so beautiful Bev! Love the coloring, colors and the image is so cute! And always so lovely details!

    Hugs

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  33. Bev, your card is amazing! I love how you tore the paper, and how you laced it up, gorgeous! I think your Mojo is there....I am sorry to hear you are crying, and so sad. I know it's hard to lose a pet as they are part of the family. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.
    Hugs,
    Kim

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  34. Wow, Bev this is Stunning what a wonderful work. Love the color combo and all the lovely Details. Your coloring is brilliant as always....

    Hugs
    Heike

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  35. AWwww i really feel for you hun, its like your kids you love your pets with all your heart...

    On to your card how fabby is that, gorjuss crad fabby colour combo, i love it, massive hugs for you honey (((( )))) Pops & girls x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

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  36. Your card is so pretty! I really love these colors and that punch is fabulous!! What pad is that from? It doesn't look familiar and I thought I had them all! (LOL)

    I feel so bad for you Bev! Sorry about your dog ~ it is really like losing a family member! Hope your days get better... :)Kathy

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  37. Your card are very beautiful, super!
    Jacqueline

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  38. Awww Bev, dont bin this card, it is gorgeous. Your bound to be down hunny, Rosie has been a part of your life for so long, sending you huge big huggies. joey.xxx

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  39. your card is beautiful, don't bin it! ok if you must you can change the inside a little bit! it will take time but it will get easier and having the other dogs around helps so much. Mind you, I sometimes still think I hear Avroe upstairs and she died in my arms 4 years ago. At least now I can think of the good times we had together and not cry buckets about loosing her and how poorly she was the last weeks of her life. Take care and big hugs. annie x

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  40. Beautiful card Bev, I love the way you have used the ribbon
    Wendy x

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  41. Ooh Bev, what a beauty. Love your colour cobo and this gorgeous image. You trying to spend my pennies for me again? I NEED this punch too and was over the moon when my order arrived from Jill yesterday, she is just so lovely and I will defo buy from her lots more times.Chin up hun. -x-

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  42. If you're going to throw it...I'm ready to catch it!! ^.^
    It's a gorgeous card...love the colours and all the detailing xx

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  43. Bev, I think you are being too hard on yourself with this card, its absolutely beautiful even if you don't like it, I'd never have guessed you were mojo less when you made this one. It will take a while to get over the loss of Rosie and I'm sure the rest of your pups feel the same as you about her not being there, make sure give them some hugs, I bet they'll give you loads back . Hugs :) Donna x

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  44. Don't you dare put this in the bin madam or I will be getting my kipper out again madam!! lol!! I love your card sweetie, fab colour combo, delish image, scrummy punch (you monkey, you are gonna make me have no money left for Harrogate) and pretty image. I am also loving your 'take' on distressing and am impressed you managed as much tearing as you did!! Well done hunny
    -x-

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  45. I think this is beautiful! Which is lucky as I wouldn;t want Marcea taking a kipper to you!

    Mrs W x

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  46. wonderful card! hugs nicky

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  47. Stunning card, what a fab layout and the Gorguss image is just so cute.x

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  48. This card are so great. I love the colorcombo. And the Gorjuss girl are adorable.

    So sorry for your loss of your dog.

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  49. Sensational card Bev. Love the detail with the eyelets and organza - that's inspired. another perfect creation. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

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  50. its hard while you adjust to life without your Rosie.
    I always think that you learn to live with out the person/doggy ( all the same to me) rather than get over loosing them as such.
    hugs xxx
    look after your self, take care and be kind to yourself.
    pretty card. just beautiful.
    much love teen xx

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  51. Fantastic card Bev! Sorry about Rosie.
    x Natasha x

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  52. It is beautiful Bev! I love those colours together and you coloured this Gorjuss girl in so perfectly! I love the inside and hope you don't bin it!
    hugs Debx

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  53. Gorjuss card, Bev! The image is so cute!
    Hugs, Vanja

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  54. Your heart may not be in it but yet this card is gorgeous!! I love what you did with the ribbon (I just might have to lift that idea). Take care of yourself girl! xx

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  55. beautiful card Bev, chin up xx
    hugs
    Sue

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  56. Ohhhh Bev this is gorgeous! Your mojo has not taken a world cruise! Love the color combo and the tearing is fantastic! Your coloring is just Magnificent!Love the scroll punch!TFS
    Hugs, Connie

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  57. Hi Bev, happy to see you crafting. Your card is gorgeous as always. I love the browns and blues. Fabulous detail with the torn area and ribbons. So sorry about Rosie again hun. It is hard, but it will get easier. We had to put down our cat over the summer and it took me a while to get over it. They are such a part of everyday life it's hard to think they won't be there anymore. But, I promise it gets easier and just keep reminding yourself that she is not suffering or in pain. Still breaks your heart though, I know. Sending big hugs your way. {{{hugs}}}

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  58. Oh Bev, I'm really sorry to hear about Rosie. I know how much she must have meant to you. We went through it a few years ago, and it's still painful to think about,so I do understand. Time is a good healer and just think of all the happy and funny memories you have of her. Sending you loads of hugs
    Donna

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  59. Totally Stunning darling , but then your cards always are
    Love Susie xx

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  60. Hi Bev,
    Your mojo is still with you and your card is beautiful!!! Great job incorporating 3 challenges into 1.
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  61. I hope you feel happier soon,I agree with everyone else,your card is amazing!!! Who wouldn't want one of your cards?
    Hugs Cheryl xx

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  62. Another fab card Bev, love the image, and your colouring is lovely. Love the detail with the ribbon. Lou x

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  63. Bev, what a fantastic card. Love the color combo and all the details, great job with the challenge.

    xx Monique

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  64. Hi Bev, there's a little child inside every dog, that's why we love 'em so much, and it hurts when they are no longer here. I missed my Sammy too, especially when I came home from work late at night, and everyone else was in bed, he was still there wagging his tail pleased to see me. It takes a while, you have to work your way through it day by day.

    Your card is lovely, and shouldn't go in the bin, definately not. I love it. I love the lacing technique too, I've done it on some of my creations, it looks fab. Love the colours.

    Take care,

    Hugs Debbie xx

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  65. It's a gorgeous card and I'm sure that flourish punch is going to worn out soon because you won't be able to resist not using it.

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  66. oh hun, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Having limited computer usage means I I am always behind on reading your blog.
    my thoughts are with you my friend (((hugs)))
    Heather x

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  67. ooopppsss I forgot to say, Great card :0)
    *hugs* Heather x

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  68. Don't you dare throw it in the bin!!!!!
    it is gorgeous, such pretty colours, delish flowers and embellishments, your colouring is to die for, love the shading that you have done.. and i want to be able to colour hair like you!!! i'm rubbish at hair..

    biggest hugs and love Rachxxx

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  69. Hi Bev! This is a gorgeous card, but if you insist on binning it...bin it in my direction ta lol xx

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  70. Oh Hun this is fab just adore everything about it, especially the colours and those flourishes just popping over to Jills now
    big hugs and cuddles to you hun, you know where I am if you need a chat
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  71. She is so beautiful! And card is fabulous! The colors are so nice! And flowers are so pretty!

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  72. Do not bin that card!!
    It's gorgeous! I absolutely love the laced up bit.
    I laughed out loud about what you said when you were opening your parcel - after just recieving a parcel full of MS punches I totally understand!!
    I'm still thinking of you and how much you miss your wee pet - they do be just like family and you're bound to miss her terribly.
    (((hugs)))
    x

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  73. Just beautiful, Bev! I'm so loving the Gorjuss stamps and can't wait to get my hands on some!

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  74. I had to fight back the tears not once, but twice today Bev! Firstly I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely doggy, my heart goes out to you and your family...... what a beautiful friend she was!
    Then I read your Mother's Day card, that is just so lovely!
    Your Gorjuss card is stunning, love the tearing and the criss cross ribbon.
    Hope you might be having a slightly brighter day today hun! xx

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  75. I am so sorry for your loss. My dog is sick too and I am so worried about her. I know that yours is no longer suffering and in a fabulous place. Love this card. Your highlighting is so wonderful. TFS
    Huge Hugs

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  76. Your card is beautiful Bev. I have that punch and I have to stop myslelf from using it on everything I make...
    My heart goes out to you Bev...I am keeping you in my thoughts.
    Hugs Jeanette

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  77. OMG this is stunning !!!! the colours you have choosen are beautiful and this image is simpley gorjuss !!!!

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  78. This is beautiful Bev. And don't you worry now regarding your Mojo, as it does not look like its amiss, but if you think its amiss then I can assure you its having a quick visit over at Doggie Heaven. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs from Desire

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  79. Don't dare put that card in the bin. It is gorgeous! I love the wonderfully coloured image and the tearing and eyelets with ribbon look so great! What a fabulous idea. So sorry to hear about your beloved Rosie. Your heart must be sore!

    Big hugs,
    Judy xx

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  80. This is just beautiful dear and such gorgeous colors hon. Hope you are doing somewhat better dear you are in my prayers hon.

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  81. If you throw this in the bin, PLEASE let it be MY bin! LOL It is really a very pretty card. Things just don't look the same to you right now, and that is ok. It will get better...I promise. Praying for you!
    Blessings!

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  82. gojuss card Bev, I do love those papers

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  83. such a stunning card.
    great papers too.
    I love everything about it
    x x x x

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  84. a fabulous card bev, send it to me instead of the bin please! Sending you hugest hugs at this very sad time, it will get easier hun. Your parcel from jill sounds scrummy, wish my postie would arrive with such a parcel for me
    xxx

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  85. gorgeous card Bev, So sorry to hear about Rosie hope you are feeling a bit better now hun. You have to think of all the good memories you have with her hugs Jill xx

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  86. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    All of your cards are beautiful that you do!

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  87. This is so beautiful Bev, your eye for colour combining is amazing, it's always a joy to visit your blog,
    I'm so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Rosie, am thinking of you,
    Love Sarita x

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  88. so very cute, the highlighting is awesome, and love the ribbon with the eyelets, very cool!

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  89. Hope you're doing OK Sweetie, my eyes are watering here just reading your post about calling Rosie for her dinner, time will heal but it takes a lot of time. You've also made me laugh and it's good your wicked humour isn't dampened completely, the tena moment had me ROFL actually. Don't you dare put this card in the bin, it's far too beautiful for words, I love it. Hugs, Chris xxx

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  90. Beautiful card love the image and your colouring is always spot on. Thank you for your comment on my blog i did try to post on here before but was so upset reading about poor Rosie i had to leave it a couple of days as it made me think of our poor Tyson he's been gone four years now but still miss him dearly well i'm off again best go wipe my eyes lol. luv gina xx

    Hope you can have a nice weekend. xx

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  91. Oh my this is Gorgeous!! I love these girls I want them sooo bad!! I cant wait till these girls are back in stock! Thanks so much for showcasing this stamp so magnificently!! Hugs!!

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  92. Bev this is stunning. I love the colours and such a great image. x

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  93. This card is wonderful..I love the colours and the image..and so the sketch is awsome!
    Kisses
    Vera

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  94. Gorgeous - colour combo is stunning!

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  95. Oh os sweet!! Lovely colors and coloring, love the flowers and spacers and lots of fun!!

    I really love the inside swirls, very pretty!

    Hugs, Kelly

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  96. Great card and great colouring!

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  97. and you had the cheek to say to me about binning cards LOL.... get away with you... this is a fabulous card and I cant see anything wrong with it... tell you what you send it to me as is ! :) xx (it will have pride of place, and defo no where near a bin)

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  98. Stunning can't beleive you would through this in the bin Mrs! sensational work as always, thanks so much for joining in the ABC fun.

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  99. OMG Bev!! How can you even consider binning this card xx Its awesome xx Always a willing recipient here lol!!!

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Bev x

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