Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Good morning! I'm super excited today to be one of the guests hidden behind today's door for the Advent Calendar Extravaganza! Today's sponsor is the fabulous Lil' Inker Designs - so it was a super fun day for me to play along!



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!

For today's card I pulled out one of my very favorite Lil' Inker Designs stamp sets - and actually one that I hadn't used yet this year, Oh Deer Christmas Stamp.



I colored it in with my brand new Zig Clean Color Brush Markers that I received as a gift from someone special! :) Once that dried - I added some Glossy Accents to the antleres, nose, and leaves.


Lil' Inker's Silly Stitched Die Set was the perfect size to die cut my panel, and then wrap some jute twine around to tie in a bow with a simple button.


Finished off with some woodgrain pattern paper, and a bit of lace trim laid underneath before attaching it all together.


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!

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



190 comments:

  1. Great card. Love the touch of lace.

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  2. Terrific card...that touch of lace softens the look. Cheers.

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  3. I like tha this is a great card to send a guy. Masculine but not over the top. Thumbs up!!

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  4. This is one of my favorite stamped images from Lil' Inkers. I like how you mixed the rustic and feminine elements on this card.

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  5. This is one of my favorite stamped images from Lil' Inkers. I like how you mixed the rustic and feminine elements on this card.

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  6. This is one of my favorite stamped images from Lil' Inkers. I like how you mixed the rustic and feminine elements on this card.

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  7. I love the wood texture paired with lace!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE this card!!! I definitely need this stamp set!! TFS! Merry Christmas!

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  9. What a gorgeous card! I love all the textures!

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  10. One of my favorite Lil' Inkers stamps. Love the texture on this card and your play between masculine and feminine. Super design.

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  11. I am sad there are only a few more days of this hop

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  12. What a great guy card... especially since I'm in a family of hunters! I swear when we all get together you can hear the grunting start and the testosterone flowing! LOL.

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  13. beautiful card! I love the way you colored the stamp (which is adorable!) and the wood grain background paper is the perfect touch.

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  14. Gorgeous card! Love the wood grain background and your coloring!

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  15. Love your use of the woodgrain with this stamp. Great card!

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  16. Very masculine with a touch of lace. Perfect!!!

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  17. Amazing card, so many details to catch your eye! the background wood grain is awesome, perfect for a more masculine card....love the deer head, but then you added that lace, so a card for anybody!!

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  18. I love this! Such gorgeous coloring! :)

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  19. Love your card. . Very soft and natural.

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  20. What a Wonderful Card design. It is a perfect masculine card for that special someone.

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  21. Beautiful coloring of this deer head and I like the wood grain background and the addition of lace.

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  22. I love the outdoor rustic feel to this card. Merry christmas

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  23. Great card. Love you bit a lace that turned the card from masculine to feminine.

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  24. The wood grain paper is the perfect background for this card. Lovely card.
    Ingrid

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  25. Love this sweet card. All the elements just come together so perfectly!

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  26. Love the card! Design is great!

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  27. This is a great card for a guy. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Beautiful soft coloring & I love the strip of lace! Thanks for the inspiration--need to use my Zigs!

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  29. Great card, love the Zig coloring (my new favorite too).

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  30. Beautiful card! Love the deer and the woodgrain background! Pretty coloring with your new Zigs!

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  31. This is gorgeous, Heather. And I just love this stamp and can't wait to get my hands on it.
    Merry Christmas to you & yours!

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  32. Gorgeous card! The deer is quite cute!

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  33. Lovely soft colors on this card!

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  34. What a beautiful composition - all the colours and images work so well together and i like the contrast between all the rustic elements then the sweet little strip of lace.

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  35. awesome card - very masculine in looks - thanks for the inspiration:)

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  36. Such a peaceful card.
    Any man would appreciate receiving it.
    thanks for sharing
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  37. how sweet! the lace is a beautiful touch

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  38. Nice card! Love the details. Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

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  39. I really like the way you have colored the deer.

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  40. That deer is fabulous!! I LOVE the coloring!!

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  41. Oh lovely woodsy feel to your card. The deer looks very serene.

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  42. Just gorgeous! Love the soft colors you used as they contrast so beautifully with the woodgrain paper you used.

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  43. Thanks for the glossy accents idea - just got some yesterday and wasn't sure how to use it. Nice to have ideas to "steal"!

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  44. Beautiful stag card, love the wood grain background and lace detail!

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  45. Beautiful card!! I love the lace!!!

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  46. Love the soft coloring and your bows are always so perfect! :D

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  47. Lovely design and
    love the wood back
    ground.
    Carla from Utah

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  48. wow!! love the image!! And your coloring is fab!!

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  49. Love this card and your use of wood background paper and lace embellishment.

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  50. Really like the masculine feel to your card. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Beautiful card - I am hoping for the markers for Xmas, and I will be looking for inspiration:-)

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  52. Nice card. Great take on a traditional stamp...making it pop with creativity and inspiration!

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  53. Gorgeous combinations of texture and interest.

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  54. Like your card thanks for sharing

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  55. What a lovely masculine card Heather!

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  56. Love the way that a person's eyes are drawn from top to bottom using the button on the thread and the button to draw them to it. Really neat card. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. The wood panel background with the lace looks fabulous! Love that stamp!

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  58. Love this, such a charming design! The woodgrain with a touch of lace is so pretty. And the twine and button is a wonderful touch!

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  59. Very beautiful card! I love that image and the background is perfect!

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  60. "Country Chic" I love all the elements you pulled together, and the soft coloring is just perfect.

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  61. Love the card and your soft colors. Very relaxing card.

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  62. Beautiful card - your colouring is lovely!

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  63. Love, love, love this card! I love everything about this!

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  64. Really peaceful deer - love it.

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  65. Great card! Love the nature-inspired look. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  66. What a nice masculine card. Beautiful.

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  67. I really like the rustic look of this card...and the glossy accents were perfect for the nose and antlers! TFS!

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  68. Thank you, Heather for your card. I love the Oh Deer Christmas stamp set. Lovely coloring and love the Glossy Accents. I love the background and twine with button that ties it all together (No pun intended)

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  69. Love that deer stamp, and the saying suits it perfectly!

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  70. Wonderful card love the touch of lace.

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  71. Gorgeous card. Love the soft colour on the card front, the backing with the wood panel look and just that little touch of lace - wonderful wee touch of femininity

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  72. Well done! I especially love the wood background paper. Frames the stamped panel beautifully.

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  73. If this isn't a male card, nothing is. Someone mentioned lace and I had to look at the card again. There is lace! Wow! My mom's boss, who died about 5 years ago or so, was a deer hunter. I tried deer meat from him but didn't like it. He would have liked this card. I love the wood background. It looks so realistic. Are you sure it's not carved from a tree in your backyard? Great male card!

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  74. So elegant and just plain gorgeous! Love that deer image!

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  75. Perfect!! Everything goes together so well on this card. The deer is so majestic. Thanks for sharing!

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  76. Fabulous! Love the wood grain and lace combo.

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  77. Your card is so gorgeous! Love the patterned paper you have used & that reindeer is colored so beautifully.

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  78. What a beautiful card using the Oh dear Christmas reindeer stamp and zig clean colors.

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  79. Great card! Love the background! 🙂

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  80. I love the added texture! The subtle coloring is perfect! I am wishing for peace also. I enjoy your creations everyday!

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  82. What a beautiful card! I love the lace wrapped around the wood grain background--it's very subtle but really makes a huge difference. Your card is very elegant--thank you for sharing! (Peg)

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  83. Awesome card. Great for a man in our lives - Even with the lace - It adds a subtle touch, yet seems perfect for this card!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  84. Awesome deer! And you selected just the right paper for the background. Thank you.

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  85. I like how your card represents "peace". Awesome.

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  86. Wonderful card! I really must get me a deer head stamp!

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  87. OMG! I love that deer head stamp, it is so cute! Great card!

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  88. I am loving deer and woodsy backgrounds this year. Great card!

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  89. This is really gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the look of the deer! Just beautiful!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  90. This is such a beautiful card!!! I love the deer. It's super sweet.

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  91. Awesome card. Thank you for sharing.

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  92. Beautiful card. Love the deer and the colors you used, so pretty.

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  93. Gorgeous card, Heather!! I love that image!!

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  94. What a great card, perfect for the man in your life~

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  95. Your card is a delight! Loved the colors of your deer and the design of the card! Beautiful die to use and with the woodgrain background, it really achors the image! Fabulously done!

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  96. Awesome details in this card...I can see why you like this stamp set!

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  97. Wonderfully rustic and bautifully serene, Heather ... the detailing you've added is fantastic! Anita :)

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  98. Love this image and how you colored it - fab.

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  99. Awesome card! Love the button and lace!!

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  100. Love the wood, the lace, the deer....all of it! Beautiful!

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  101. This is beautiful! One of my favorite images!

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  102. Beautiful card! You did a beautiful job of colouring and love the touch of lace with the rustic and the woodgrain pattern paper is perfect!!

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  103. A lovely card, and a wonderful sentiment. Here's hoping it is true for the year ahead!

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  104. Heather, if this card arrived in my mail box, after happy dancing gleefully, I'd be setting it in a frame! A lovely combination of rustic-and-lace. Stunning! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; festive spirit is aflame after visiting here!
    ~carol

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  105. This would make a great "man" card!! Love it!!

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  106. WOW!!!!! that image is STUNNING!!! i must have it!! goooooooorgeous!!!!

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  107. Great card. Like your coloring and the mixed patterns on the stamp.

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  108. Great card! Your colouring is fab and I love your lace too :)

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  109. Great card! I like the mix of wood and lace.

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  110. Great card! I love the wonderful stag head against the woodgrain background!

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  111. Oh this is gorgeous! Love the rustic look!

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  112. LOVE your beautiful design! The wood and lace together are fabulous.

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  113. Heather, what a beautiful card! I love the softness added by the lace.

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  114. Love this card & that awesome stamp! Perfect for men's cards all year long!!

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  115. So cute! Love the wood grain paper!

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  116. Such a pretty card. Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  117. Love the touch of twine to match the rustic deer.

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  118. Great rustic card! Love the subtle coloring!

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  119. Cute card! A little glossy accents goes a long way! Thanks for sharing!

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  120. Lovely design, it's a great masculine card without being "too masculine" :-)

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  121. Cute card and a great stamp set.
    DebbieC

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  122. The soft colouring looks amazing with the wood patterned background.

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  123. Great masculine card and loved the wood grain paper under this lovely image and banner. Well done.

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  124. What a great masculine card! I love the hint of lace, the buttons, and the twine. Yet the colors and deer work well with it!

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  125. What a perfect frame-up with the wood, lace and button!

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  126. What a great Christmas card!! Love the deer stamp!!

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  127. Your deer card is so cute! Love it!!

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  128. Your card is delightful! I love everything about it!

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  129. Love the wood texture, the soft design!

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  130. Wow!!! Beautiful card!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  131. That button bow...just can't get enough of it. So pretty and elegant.

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  132. Love the wood paper with the lace and twine! Beautiful card!

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  133. Beautiful card :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  134. Oh, so pretty!! Love the rustic feel to it.

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  135. Love this card, seem quite manly, would love to make something like it for my hubby. Thanks for sharing!

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  136. I like the touch of lace against the wood grain background. Great coloring.

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  137. Gorgeous! I love the deer image and you've colored it so beautifully and the glossy accents adds so much texture! It all works so well with the wood background and bit of lace. Bravo!

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  138. love the combo of masculine and feminine touches!

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