Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2016

 Hello Crafters! 

Today is an extra special day on the blog because today I'm an extra special guest! 
Yay!! 

I'm the surprise guest for Taheerah Atchia' s Advent Extravaganza!
I'm so thrilled she asked me. There's been so many talented guests in this celebration, I humbled to be among them. 


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Let's get into the card! 


I really wanted to do a bold but simple Christmas card. I thought this Tis the Season stamp was a perfect way to really make my card pop. 



I used distress inks to create the super rich background and Copic markers to color the image. I just adore anything with a banner in it don't you? 

Stamps like this make it easy to create a simple or wild card that's really beautiful. 

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Lil Inker Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
Thank you for stopping by!


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190 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card! Love the background and the bird is so bright and vibrant.

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  2. This is gorgeous. The colors are just so vibrant. Love it.

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  3. Just beautiful...great background. Cheers.

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  4. What a gorgeous snowy background! Lovely coloring too.

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  5. WOW! Mind blown!This is absolutely stunning! LOVE the rich and vibrant colors and the snowy background is out of this world awesome!!!! Then you have the beautifully colored image!! Perfection! TFS! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Your card is stunning! I'm wishing that I had that stamp now!

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  7. Love the vibrancy of this card and its snowy background. Thanks for being part of Taheerah's blog extravaganza.

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  8. Love the background and snow!

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  9. I do like banners... and that birdie looks so proud!

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  10. beautiful coloring and inking. That stamp is also one of my faves from lil inker.

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  11. Sigh..so gorgeous! Your coloring is just amazing! ♥

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  12. Such a pretty stamp and a super colouring job! Lovely.

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  13. Beautiful! I love the bright, bold colors.

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  14. Stunning card, as usual your coloring is fantastic!

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  15. What a gorgeous card! Love the coloring!

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  16. What a lovely card. Stamp image of the bird was colored perfectly. Great job

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  17. Merry Christmas Kelly. I love how strong the colours are in this card its beautiful and bold. Merry Christmas

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  18. Beautiful card with wonderful and vibrant colors! Love this. Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

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  19. Hi Kelly! This is absolutely delightful! Thank you so much for so beautifully showcasing this stamp set!
    Laura
    Lil' Inker Designs

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  20. Fabulous cards with rich bright colors.

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  21. It's a gorgeous card. Love the bright, bold colors and the way you used them. Such talent!
    Ingrid

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  22. brilliant - colors, design and also very cute!

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  23. This is a gorgeous card and you colored it so beautifully. Love the design format, too!

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  24. Love the simple elegance of your card.

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  25. Very pretty card. I love how you colored the card.

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  26. Love the vibrant color with the great image. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous & unique--love this!

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  28. Amazing card - love both the background and foreground!

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  29. Love the ombre background and the sweet bird! Pretty card!

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  30. The bird is so beautiful. I can only hope that some day I will be able to have some Copic markers and be able to color half as well as you do. Since I started making cards a few months ago, I really look at the colors and how they are used. Thank you for using such beautiful colors in your card and sharing your artistic ability with us.

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  31. I love this pretty bird and your card is just lovely. Amazing coloring.
    Merry Christmas!

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  32. Your card really does pop!!! Love the colours and the colouring is perfect.

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  33. Love the bright colors and snowy background!

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  34. So very vibrant! Love your snowy background and it is a great stamp!

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  35. Beautiful....incredibly bold colors!

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  36. Love this card - so beautifully colored :)

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  37. Love the bird sitting in his "nest"
    Great coloring.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  38. Love the Christmas robin
    So festive

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  39. Great card! I love how you chose to color the bird.

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  40. This is adorable!!! I LOVE the colors you used and the texture on the bird!!

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  41. Wowsers! What a fab card. The background colours and the 'snow' look great.

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  42. Wow!! The colors are so vibrant and full of life. The snow adds a lovely effect.

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  43. Bright and beautiful card, nice technique on the background.

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  44. Amazing coloring, love the vibrant colors on this beautiful card!

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  45. This is stunning, Kelly! I love the richness and vibrancy of the colours!

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  46. Beautiful and festive! I love the background!!!

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  47. Love your cheerful and fun card!

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  48. Beautifully colored
    card, love the bird!
    Carla from Utah

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  49. Beautiful card. Love the bright cheerful colors!

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  50. Wow!! So colorful!! I love the background too!!

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  51. Beautiful! Love the colors and your coloring!

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  52. Your bold coloring is stunning!!

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  53. Beautiful card. Love your color combination

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  54. Amazing stamp and I just love your gorgeous colouring!

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  55. Great card in typically Kelly style!

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  56. What a great card; love the bright colors

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  57. Nice colorful card thanks for sharing

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  58. Talk about great coloring! Love this card...it's so joy-filled!

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  59. Oh my goodness Kelly, this is absolutely beautiful. What beautiful, vibrant colours!

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  60. So bright & pretty! Beautiful card!

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  61. Such a sweet card--love the bird image! So beautifully colored with that awesome blue!

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  62. The depth and intensity you manage to achieve is just amazing.

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  63. I just love this snooty bird stamp. Your coloring makes it into an amazing card!

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  64. Outstanding card. Love the vibrant colors. How do I get on your mailing list?

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  65. How beautiful...LOVE the colors.

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  66. Lovely card - the background is just beautiful and highlights the bird so well.

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  67. Love the vibrant colors! This is a beautiful stamped image!
    (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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  68. Love the colors and your coloring is great!!

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  69. This made me smile - gorgeous colors!

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  70. Wow, just awesome, love the coloring!

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  71. What a fabulous card! You have some mad coloring skills. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  72. Love the bold coloring and yes anything with a banner is awesome!

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  73. Love this bright, beautiful card! TFS!

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  74. Thank you, Kelly. I love the Tis The Season stamp you used. Also lovely coloring, bright and cheerful

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  75. Great stamp, and yes I agree on the banners, they are perfect this time of year.

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  76. That is a beautiful card - adorable bird image, and it really pops on that gorgeous blue ombre!

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  77. the coloring is awesome. I love it.

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  78. Wow your colours are amazing! Stunning card!

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  79. What an amazing background and gorgeous coloring!!

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  80. Your coloring is simply stunning! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  81. Stunning! So vibrant and beautifully composed.

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  82. LOVE the super rich background and the lovely coloring! What a beautiful card!

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  83. Your ard is super stunning, Kelly. Love your coloring of the bird and the snow background. Fabulous work as always!

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  84. Such beautiful coloring, thank you for sharing!

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  85. Gorgeous card! Love your background! 🙂

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  86. Stunningly done! This is my favorite card of the year! You said it perfectly, simple yet bold. The color choices and coloring are so perfect! I will look forward to reading your blog now that I found you! I love ❤️ banners too!

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  87. Such an amazing amazing card.Your coloring is simply out of this world...Looovvee this

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  88. You certainly succeeded in fulfilling your goal--you card is very bright and bold as well as BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing--especially during this busy time of year! (Peg)

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  89. Gorgeous! Love the rich colors and the background! So bold, yet simple! Very striking!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  90. Wow amazing card. I like the background.

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  91. Beautiful card! That background really helps the image POP!

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  92. Oh I love that bird stamp! So sweet and I love the background sky you created!

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  93. What rich vibrant colours. Lovely!

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  94. This is so pretty! Bright and beautiful!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  95. What a beautiful card!!! And the background is just stunning.

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  96. Beautiful card. Love your coloring. Thank you for sharing.

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  97. I absolutely love the bright beautiful colors you used.

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  98. Great card. Love the beautiful background. So pretty with the bird. Great job!

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  99. Fabulous card! I love how you colored the image and the inking in the background is GORGEOUS!!!

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  100. Really fantastic colors and beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. Nice bright card, love the colors.

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  102. You did a great job. Beautiful card.

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  103. Such delightful coloring on your precious little bird card!! I am your newest follower! Merry Christmas!

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  104. Love the rich background...it really makes the beautifully colored image pop!

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  105. I'm always blown away by your amazing colouring skills, Kelly ... your sweet Christmas bird is gorgeous ... so fabulous against that wonderful blue hued background! Anita :)

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  106. Kelly your coloring is always so amazing, just effortless it seems - I love the bright bold colors and the background. Gorgeous. Each one of your cards is a work of art.

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  107. Beautiful card, love the bold and beautiful colours!

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  108. I absolutely love the bold blue background. It sets the bird off perfectly!

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  109. Such a pretty stamp and your colouring adds the perfect touch.
    DebbieC

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  110. stunning! Love how the blue pops the image!

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  111. Very colorful. Your snowy background is great.

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  112. That background you created is beautiful and it just pops the image. All the colours are so rich and vibrant and your colouring is perfect

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  113. You always create the most amazing depth and vibrancy in your cards; something I'm aspiring to learn! Your card is incredibly lovely! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; festive spirit is aflame after visiting here!
    ~carol

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  114. oh this STUNNING!! but what else would i expect?! lol!! goooooorgeous coloring!!

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  115. Great card, your colouring is absolutely gorgeous!

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  116. What a beautiful card! I love you bold blue background with the snow! Thanks for sharing!

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  117. As always,beautiful card!! Love it!

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  118. What a gorgeous card! LOVE your coloring and the snowy background :)

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  119. I've never had the chance to use comic markers but this makes me want to even more! The colors are sooo vibrant! Beautiful!

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  120. Such a beautiful card. Love the bright colors and your beautiful coloring.

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  121. Awesome card!! Love the vivid colors! It makes me smile just seeing it!

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  122. Such vibrant colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  123. Awesome job on your coloring.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  124. I like the bold colors and the distress ink in the background. Thanks for sharing!

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  125. Fabulous, I love your beautiful colouring!

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  126. Wow! You really did make this beautiful stamp pop, amazing!

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  127. Love this stamp, and you did a great job colouring it. But then again, your colouring is always amazing!

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  128. Great card. Though it does help that you a fabulous at coloring with copics.

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  129. Your coloring on your card is fabulous! The colors are vibrant and strking! I also like your background! Amazing!

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  130. Oh what a gorgeous background! Love the color blending and that there's white space left.

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  131. Gorgeous card!! The bird is so sweet and the background is awesome!!

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  132. Your beautiful coloring really pops against that bold background!

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  133. Great card. Love the vibrant colors

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  134. So nicely colored- brings card to life. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  135. Such a stunning card. Your coloring is simply perfect!

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  136. Oooh beautiful background! Love this gorgeous card!

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  137. Wow!!! Beautiful card!!! Very festive!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  138. So pretty. Love the background!

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  139. Wow, wow, wow! This is just the BEST! Unbelievably gorgeous!

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  140. Wow love the background!! Beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year!
    preety

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  141. Simple and beautiful!! Your coloring is fabulous!

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  142. Such a lovely card. I have a soft spot for birds and you really highlighted this little guy quite nicely. Thanks for sharing!

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  143. I like the floral "nest" you arranged for the bird to sit in. Beautiful coloring.

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  144. So beautiful and cheerful! Love that little robin :)

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  145. I wish my backgrounds turned out that rich and lovely!

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