Monday, December 18, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza



Merry J. Cooledge

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I blogged, but when Taheerah Atchia asked me to participate in her Advent Calendar Extravaganza, I wanted to join in the fun. :)
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!!

Here's what I came up with:



Poinsettia Trio J. Cooledge


I made three cards using two stamp sets from The Stamp Market and paper, die-cuts, and chipboard from Crate Paper's Fa La La collection.

For the first card, I stamped the large flower from the Watercolor Bouquet set in poinsettia colors. The sentiment is from the Holiday Cheer set (I'm not sure if the set is still available?). 


Happy Holidays J. Olson


For my next card, I did even more layering:


Merry J. Cooledge


I stamped the same flower on linen cardstock to add texture as well as the smaller flower in the Watercolor Bouquet set. The background is stamped with the snowflake from the Holiday Cheer set. 

I also die-cut the flower in pink patterned paper and layered a white velvet flower from Maya Road. 



Merry J. Cooledge


My last card used the same stamps in a more rustic way:



Fa La La J. Cooledge


I stamped the flower in my favorite white ink and then embossed the panel with a woodgrain impression plate. The Crate Paper "falala" die-cut is entirely gold, but doesn't it look multi-colored in the photo below? :)


Fa La La J. Cooledge


Here are the details about the Advent Calendar Extravaganza:



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 The Stamp Market 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 2017 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!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!


158 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards...Thanks for the inspirations...

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  2. Both are beautiful! I really love the Fa La La card - the woodgrain is perfect!

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  3. I love bling and what better place than 'Fa La La..' Pretty cards!

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  4. Love your design aesthetic. These cards are stunning!

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  5. What beautiful cards they are so bright and cheerful, I love the colors. The falala on the last one is so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us. Merry Christmas, Tracey Magner.

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  6. The layers just pop.I love them all,and you can't go wrong with plaid &sparkle.

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  7. Really pretty cards, love the layers and my favorite is the one with woodgrain and the sparkling falala

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  8. So pretty all are! Love the woodgrain bg with solid image!

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  9. Lovely cards! I actually own the plaid background set you used in the 2nd one, and love how you used it with the flowers.

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  10. What wonderful cards! Love the third one with the woodgrain and all that lovely sparkle. Cheers.

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  11. Beautiful cards. I really like the card with the velvet flower.

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  12. wonderful colors and design - love the pop of gold glittery on all of them making all so festive!

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  13. I like all your layers! I am a layer person too! I need to remember to use your idea on stamping and then embossing backgrounds.

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  14. All your cards are lovely, but I was really drawn to the Woodgrain card. It’s a really pretty design.

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  15. Stunning trio of layered cards, Jocelyn! Love the poinsettias and the glittery fa la la is incredibly eye-catching! So thrilled to see you sharing your creativity at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

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  16. Beautiful cards, Joselyn... I love the layers .

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  17. All three cards are beautiful! Love the colors in the first two! Love the glittery falala!

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  18. A beautiful trio of cards! I especially love the Falala Card! Total perfection! TFS!

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  19. Fantastic card.
    Love the use of the glitter papers.
    thanks for sharing.

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  20. These cards are lovely and so creative. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Wow!! Each of these cards are amazing!! Love them!!

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  22. I love the freshness and modern look of the first two, and the last one is just stunning. I am a sucker for glitter! Beautiful work!

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  23. Awesome cards, I love the fa la la especially!

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  24. Beautiful cards! LOVE the last one.

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  25. Pretty cards! I love your layering and embellishments! Beautiful flower from the Watercolor Bouquet set!

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  26. All the cards are beautiful! Fa La La has to be my favorite. Great inspiration!

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  27. All wonderful cards, but the last one just jumps off the screen at me--LOVE it!

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  28. Well fa la la - happy holidays to you, Jocelyn! Love these projects, but the woodgrain/white/gold is fabulously fabulous!

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  29. Such wonderful creations -- I especially like the gold one! The large flower is so pretty :)

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  30. Love these cheerful and beautiful cards!!! Crate Paper Fa-la-la is one of my all time favorite Christmas papers!

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  31. Lovely and modern looking cards, all of them are really great! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  32. These are all so gorgeous! I've missed your cards and it's always nice to see what you're crafting! 😘

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  33. BEautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  34. Very pretty cards. The big bloom, in poinsettia colours, looks almost tropical and I like the little puff of colour around it.

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  35. Very pretty cards but the Falala card is the best. Love the colors.

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  36. Gorgeous cards! Love the layering and texture!

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  37. Oh, these are gorgeous, Jocelyn! Love!

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  38. Great cards. I love how you used the flower.

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  39. Pretty cards. I like the sparkle and the plaid.

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  40. Very pretty cards! Love the sparkle and the plaid!

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  41. Love the pretty layering in your first two cards. I'm in love with the
    3rd card; just love that rustic look this time of year.

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  42. Three really beautiful cards; the rustic one being my favourite.
    Happy countdown to Christmas.

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  43. Very pretty cards, love the bold focals and beautiful backgrounds.

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    2. The coral flower is so pretty and love the sparkle of your second card.

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  44. Such sweet flowers and I love them against the plaid background and done in white on the woodgrain!!

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  45. these cards are both classic and modern at the same time! very cool!

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  46. I loved the last card the most. It is so unique.

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  47. It must be the lighting, Jocelyn, it sure does look like different metals... and spectacular! The buffalo plaid is fabulous, and so are your polkas! Thanks, Taheerah for getting one of all-time favorites back into my inbox!!
    =]

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  48. These are all really gorgeous cards!!

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  49. All of your cards are so unique and pretty. Thank you for taking part in this event and sharing your works. Happy holidays!

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  50. Your Fa la la la la card is Fa La La Labulous! :)

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  51. Your first card makes me smile - looks like multi-colored snow flakes. FUN!

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  52. I like the Fa la la card the most but they are all lovely

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  53. Beautiful cards but I love the fa la la card the mostest!

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  54. A trio of lovely cards, but my favourite is that gorgeous gold falalala card. Love the sparkly gold against the woidgrain...

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  55. Gorgeous flowers! I love the sparkle Fa La La!!!

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  56. Fun cards! Thanks for participating in Taheerah's great event!!

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  57. Beautiful cards, but I think the last one is my favorite, it's just so subtle. Miss seeing your cards!

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  58. The first two cards are just beautiful! The last card - WOW!

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  59. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  60. Such pretty cards - love the falala.

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  61. Really nice cards. I love that they are both such different styles and color schemes

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  62. Lovely work on
    all the cards.
    I love that last
    one.
    Carla from Utah

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  63. Beautiful cards - love that tropical looking flower for a different take on a Christmas card!

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  64. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Your woodgrain fa la la la is my favorite. I love that impression plate and the fa la la la glitters are fab!

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  66. Super fun and festive cards! I love the non-traditional slant :)

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  67. Beautiful cards--I love the non-traditional and modern style of your cards!

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  68. Great cards. I love the falala sentiment.

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  69. Fabulous cards! The "Falalala" one is my fave. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  70. ALl three cards are WOWZA! You had me with the first one, loved the 2nd, and totally charmed with the last one. They rock!

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  71. These are GREAT cards that scream BOLD CHRISTMAS CHEER! Wonderful use of the big prints too!

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  72. The first two cards are lovely -- the one with the flower on top of the glittery snowflake is very novel. The second one has a very collagey sort of effect and works well!! But the Fa la la card just really wowed me!!! I love that woodgrain with the flowers stamped on it with the huge Fa la la!!! Just Fantastic!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!!

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  73. While I enjoyed all of these cards, your last one was my favorite. Something about the woodgrain with the delicate white flowers and gold spatter against the blingy 'falala' is just perfection. And I'm kind of shocked that 'falala' is all the same gold glitter paper. I would have sworn that you had done some kind of ombre magic with embossing powders or something! What stunning Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

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  74. Super beautiful creations! Love them :)

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  75. Wonderful cards! Thank You for the inspiration.

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  76. Fabulous cards - especially the first two as they're perfect for the hot summer I'll be having here down under!

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  77. Ok, I am totally loving the layers and the texture, the glitter snowflake and the doily and then...the star of the show. How lovely on the textured woodgrain. It's simple and it's just beautiful. Thank you.

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  78. Great to see cards not going with traditional colours, the amount of texture on the last card is great, your flower is bold, bright & very pretty x

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  79. I like both but the woodgrain one is stunning!

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  80. These are all so pretty Jocelyn, beautifully done.

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  81. Three lovely cards. I am impressed with the different styles you evoked with same stamp set. Great job!

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  82. Your Christmas flowers are gorgeous! Love this fun color palette!

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  83. So glad to see your creations!! What a great idea to stamp and then emboss the card...great look!

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  84. Jocelyn its great to have the opportunity to try out these resources. Great designs especially the Fa la la one. :O)

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  85. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the wood grain falala card

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  86. Your cards are beautiful ! All the colors make them happy cards, really great creations.

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  87. Gorgeous cards! I love the falala card!

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  88. Wonderful examples. I really love the multi-colored glitter of "fa-la-la"

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  89. Beautiful, thanks for the inspiration.

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  90. Beautiful cards! I especially love your Fa-la-la card :)

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  91. Love all three of your cards. The last is my favorite. You are right, it definitely looks multi-colored.

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  92. Oh wow, these are amazing! Merry Christmas to you and your family my friend x

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  93. Just love your somewhat contemporary, somewhat rustic, and very creative Christmas cards. So festive. Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Pretty cards! I love the gold glitter snowflake on the first card!

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  95. Fabulous cards! They're all so different, but so classy!

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  96. Beautiful cards - love the colors on the first one but that second one - oh my! Gorgeous!

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  97. Totally awesome cards, Jocelyn! That large bloom is just so pretty

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  98. Love the bright cheery flower on the first one & the rustic one has my heart!!

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  99. Love the layering on the first two cards! The mix of kraft and gold on the last card is so pretty!

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  100. you have been busy! beautiful cards!

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  101. Fantastic cards. I like that the floral cards can really be year round with a change in sentiment.

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  102. Oh, Jocelyn, these are just magical and love your varied ways to show off these fabulous new images!! I was my delight to see them! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  103. YAY!!!!!!
    Gorgeous cards....love them.

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  104. What fun cards! Love them all! Thank you!

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  105. Lovely cards! So colourful! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  106. these are both fabulous cards!

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  107. So good to see a blog post from you! Beautiful cards!

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  108. Very pretty cards! I really like the second one.

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  109. Pretty cards. Always love your layering!!!

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  110. CAS creative design, use of color, texture, embellishments. Very Pretty. Well done!

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  111. What fabulous and very pretty cards!!

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  112. Loved the beautiful cards. Especially the glittery sentiment on the last card.

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  113. Fab cards. The results are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  114. Great cards. Love the fa la la la one.

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  115. Fa la la la la la la la! Fabulous!

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  116. Lovely cards! You really showcased the contemporary look for the poinsettia! I especially like the last card with the beachy look.

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  117. SQUEAL!! SO EXCITED to see you back!! I've MISSED your AMAZING Creations!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE these, but the last Card is my FAVORITE!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

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  118. Beautiful cards and colors! Love the large poinsettia so pretty!

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  119. I love it when you get coaxed out of retirement. These are gorgeous! I love the buffalo check and the colors you used in that card and LOVE the woodgrain with the white flowers!

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  120. This is a new to me company so I appreciate that you many several cards to show the products.

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  121. I was gonna say, "The more layers, the better," but then I saw the rustic one! That's my fave!

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  122. I really like the effect of the embossed woodgrain paper!

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  123. Beautiful cards!!! Your last one is amazing!!!

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  124. You showed us lots of ways to use the large flower. It's hard to pick a favorite. Great job.

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  125. That’s a gorgeous set of cards !
    [margessw (at) icloud (dot) com]

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  126. I love all of your cards! They are all so colorful and colored beautifully. I love your background on the first card. I'd love to have that stamp! It can be used for so many things not just your pretty card. I can see it be used on a birthday card too. I love your gold embossing.
    I see you used the same stamp for all 3 cards. That's cool! I love stamps that can do double duty and in your case, triple duty! I am impressed. I am wishing I had a blog so I could be a part of this. I'd love to do it.
    Your second card has a plaid background which I would never think to use for a Christmas card but, hey, it works! I like what looks like a doily in the back of your card and all those different flowers.
    Your last card looks like wood which is cool and I love how the FaLaLa is embossed. You made 3 really nice cards and I thank you for showing them to us. Thank you also for giving us the chance to win something. Happy New Year and stay warm if you are where its cold. It's below 0 with the wind chill and it's 1 degree on the thermometer. It's cold!

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  127. Your three cards are so bright and cheerful - thanks for taking part :)

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