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Sunday, 14 February 2010

Brenda's One off Challenge and Blog Hop

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Hooo....well today is the day, I am so excited....this is the very first blog hop I have been involved in... If you have come over from Sally then you are on the right track..if not, why not start at the beginning at Brenda's Blog .

This hop has been organised to celebrate the fact our sponsor Sir Stampalot are moving to a spacious new shop in Peterborough

There is lots of fun planned and some super prizes. The first prize for the challenge which the estimated value is £160 is a Sizzix Big Shot (wow how fab is that!!) with extended cutting platform, plus dies including two of the fabulous Sizzix Bigz dies which cut boxes and shaped cards.

There will also be two runners up prizes for every stop of the blog hop which include stamps from all the best companies such as Hero Arts, Penny Black, Stamps Happen, embellishment kits etc., etc.

So In order to be in with a chance to win these amazing prizes, please join in Brenda's challenge.

The challenge and blog hop will run for two weeks closing at midnight GMT on 13th February 2010.

The challenge theme is:

MOVING

Your project can be a card, box, scrapbook page, whatever you choose and the theme is open to interpretation, moving home, kinetic card, vehicle or as simple as a dangling charm as long as it represents movement.


Just a few rules you need to follow for your creation to be included in the bid draw:

1) Your project must be linked do Mr Linky at Floral Fantasies

2) You must include a link to Brenda's challenge post and Sir Stampalot

("http://www.sirstampalot.co.uk/) in your entry post on your own blog.

3) You may enter more than once, providing second or subsequent entries are a different type of project (i.e a card and a scrapbook page, not two cards)


The Blog Hop


1) Pick up a letter clue at each one.

The clue you need to pick up from my blog is the letter V

Just a little clue to help you on your way - when you re-arrange the letters you will end up with three words and I have given you one to start you on your way:

2) leave a comment on each blog you visit on their challenge/blog hop posts so you can be entered into the draws for those prizes

This challenge and blog hop is open worldwide.

It can also be combined with other challenges but can not be back linked.

So here is my card for this fab challenge:



I have used a Sarah Kay image, and coloured it in with my copic's. When I saw this sentiment in the craft stamper magazine I knew it was perfect for this challenge!! I have just printed it off my computer, and used my binding tool to try and make it look like notepaper. The paper I have used is from "Basic Grey" and I have colour tinted just about everything using "Distress ink - worn lipstick".....the use of a charm is new to me, definitely need to practice that look...and I have added gems and stickles to finish it off !!

Now to complete the Hop you need to go over to Pinky's

Hugs to you all Julia

185 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Juls, I love your take on the theme of moving. Gorgeous image and great colours. Have a fun day.
    Clare x

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  2. Julia, this is beautiful! You did such a fabulous job coloring this image.

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  3. hi juls, must join in this, fab prize. your card is beautiful, i have this stamp uninked as yet, you will be my inspiration. janex

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  4. Oh WOW this is stunning, wonderful card Juls.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. I love your card. Lovely soft colours.

    Nikki x

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  6. So pretty! And such lovely wording too. xx

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  7. That is beautiful1!! I LOVE the beackground, it's so nice !

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  8. So beautiful card and awesome prize,-))m

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  9. Fabulous card, I love the gentle colouring and youve created one stunning card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  10. Fabulous card and I love your moving theme a great idea and the prize is sooo on my wish list to I better get cracking!!! Sue :o)

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  11. Just beautiful Julia, I love this card, seems like ages since I have been over here, love all your projects, thanks for the chance to win this awesome candy..Hugs Avril xxx

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  12. Hi Julia!
    I´m a big fan of pink and I love the romantic coloring!!
    Have a great day
    Hugs Lina

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  13. I adore that image, so gorgeous and well coloured!

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  14. Morning Juls this is so beautiful, I love it all, the verse is so fitting, Isn't it amazing how the ideas of moving are all so different,
    and yet all so right for this challenge.
    Pleased I have found your blog, just had a quick flick through and I love it.
    Happy blog hop day love chrisxx

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  15. Juls, perfect image ..... perfect sentiment .........perfect card!!!
    Wouldn't expect anything less... Great job!

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  16. Fantastic everyone has done different projects, love the sentiment and the card is beautiful, Christine x

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  17. Love the colors and image! Those darn copics keep biting me in the bite. I may have to bite the bullet and get some in order to make some great creations like this! TFS! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great candy!

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  18. Gorgeous papers and colour scheme - the sentiment is perfect too! Love that image and so well coloured.

    Sharon x

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  19. Gorgeous card!Wonderful paper and colours!
    I just love the images from Sarah Kay!
    Have a great day:)

    Hugs,Kari:)

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  20. This is gorgeous and beautifully coloured,I am really loving those pretty papers!!!
    Hugs xx

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  21. Hi Julia

    How pretty, I can visualise her cycling down a country road on a bright summers day without a care in the world.

    Thank you so much for agreeing to be part of this very special event.

    B x

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  22. your card is beautiful and your right about the sentiment it fits perfectly with this challenge xx

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  23. Hi Juls - Is that V for Very beautiful card? It's gorgeous. I hadn't spotted that sentiment in the CS - I must find it and make note.
    Beryl xx

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  24. Your creation is just the sweetest, I love it so much I've become a follower.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  25. Hi Julia I love you cheerful card, the colouring is so well done. x

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  26. Fabby prize! Your card is gorgeous. Off to the last port of call! Hugs xx

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  27. I love this image Juls and your card looks fantastic...your sentiment is perfect...well spotted! bx

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  28. So sweet, Juls!! Your colors are so soft and lovely!

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  29. This is a very cute card. Love the colors you used, makes it look so summery. TFS

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  30. Super card! Very elegant! I will have to go check out Sarah Kay images! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Such a pretty card with a beautiful sentiment.

    x

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  32. Hi Juls, this is just adorable, love your image and the lovely sentiment, stunning little card. Hugs
    Pinky

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  33. Wow Juls, this is a gorgeous card. So pretty!
    Clairex

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  34. Hi Juls,
    I love your card. Gorgeous colours and a fab image. I'm enjoying this hop - coming across so many friends.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  35. Such a beautiful combination - fab image and colours! Hopping along......

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  36. So love this fabulous card, and what a fantastic competition!

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  37. LOVE the sentiment and perfect image to go along with it!

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  38. Beautiful card! gorgeous colours looks so sweet. I'm really enjoying the blog hop, great excuse to drool over all these fab blogs! thanks for sharing off to hop some more..

    hugs
    Michelle

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  39. oooh, Juls, what a cute card, and i LOVE the little bike charm! your sentiment is perfect!

    i'd be visiting you anyway, but YAY, blog hop! they've outdone themselves on this one! Sir Stampalot rocks, oh yeah.

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  40. Such a sweet card! Lovely!! =)
    Hugs, SannaS

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  41. Hi Julia! You have the same name as my daughter...Thanks for the inspiration on your blog...Hugs from Norway...majsan

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  42. Gorgeous card, reminds me of summer, seems ages ago now, love your sentiment.

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  43. This is just so pretty. I can feel the sunshine from here, what a breath of Summer. Love the sentiment too.

    Lisax

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  44. Julia that is a GORGEOUS card hun! WOW love the color combo and that sentiment is perfect for your card and challenge! Great work!!!! I love it!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  45. Very pretty card..thought the quote very apt.
    Many thanks Diane

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  46. Very pretty card. hugs nnalorac.xx

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  47. beautiful card Juls, I love these BG papers they are fabulous
    Mina xxx

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  48. Cute as a button and very girly. Love the delicate colours.

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  49. Beautiful card I love the layout....thanks for the chance to win on the blog hop


    Emma xxx

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  50. Great card and I love the sentiment. Sarah Kay stamps are my very favourites.
    Pat xx

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  51. What a gorgeous card - beautiful colours.

    Great blog hop :)

    Carol x

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  52. Another beautiful card Julia, love the soft pastel shades, and the SK image is perfect for the design. Really enjoying the hop.
    big hugs
    En xx

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  53. Julia this is stunning, I love the soft colours and that image is adorable, you have coloured it beautifully.
    Max x

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  54. Gorgeous!

    Great blog hop.

    Lou x

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  55. Totally gorgeous. I love that Sarah Kay stamp, and your design is so pretty.

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  56. Love your card Julia! Love your sweet image and your beautiful layout!

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  57. Hi Julia, I just love your card. Those Sarah Kay images are so sweet and the colours are beautiful.
    Thanks for allowing us all to visit.
    Fliss x

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  58. Hi Julia, really pretty card. Love the Sarah Kay image and the verse ties in really well! Linda x

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  59. Hi there Julia, your card is really fresh, reminds me of my childhood! Charity crafter x

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  60. So pretty! I love it! Might have to buy that stamp next time I go to sir Stampalot!

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  61. Oh don't you just love the Sarah Kay images! You've coloured it beautifully & you colour combo is fab! x

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  62. This is just gorgeous. I love the sarah Kay images and I love your sentiment!
    Alicia xx

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  63. the sentiment is spot on with the challenge, you ladies are setting the bar high when we look at the creations and inventiveness of your ideas!

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  64. What a great sentiment and lovely card! Love it! Hugs Nilla

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  65. what a pretty card! thanks for sharing!

    hugs
    ~juli

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  66. What a beautiful card! The colors are so soft and sweet, and I love your flowers and all the faux stitching. Beatuiful!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me such a nice comment. Glad you enjoyed my card. ;)

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  67. All I can say is that I LOVE the card....This is so me....I love the colors and what you did for the design. Awesome! Smiles...Tammy

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  68. I love your card. Such a cute image and I really like the colors.

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  69. Great sentiment for a great card!
    Chrissie

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  70. Sehr Süß. Rosa ist die Lieblingsfarbe meiner Tochter, würde ihr auch gut gefallen! :-)
    LG Gisela!

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  71. HI Juls Lovely card en cute image!

    hugs Ilonka

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  72. This is just adorable, love the sentiment and your colouring is amazing. Beautiful card.
    Hugs Suzi x

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  73. Such a pretty card but then yours always are
    I have just blogged my entry
    Hugs Susie xx

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  74. Beautiful card, love the image and it's coloured perfectly. Debs xx

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  75. i love the colours in this card i love pink such a pretty card wish i had your talent

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  76. Beautiful ..love the colors and the little girl on the bike is so cute..TFS

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  77. Julia, this is beautiful!
    You did a fab job with the colouring and I love the image.

    Sue
    x

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  78. Hi Julie

    A fabulous card!
    Beautifull colors you've used!
    I've taken you're letter for playing along with the bloghop.

    XXX Kim

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  79. Such a fab romantic card! Love the image and all detail.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  80. Hi! I got your letter!! =)

    //Ameli

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  81. fabulous card - love the sentiment

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  82. Hi Julia,

    What a beautiful card, love the pale colours and dreamy image.

    Hugs Ali x

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  83. Oh how beautiful Julia. So delicate and very pretty pastel colours. Lovely words and a gorgeous image.
    Happy Crafting.
    Love Sandra xx

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  84. Your lil' bicycle girl is simply GORGEOUS! Love her! This card really has a lot of magic to it with its wonderful DP, ribbon, flowers and du-dads! I LOVE it! Love your blog too. I am following along and would love for you to hop on over and follow along with me too!
    Thank you for the op to hop along and have so much fun! Nice to meet you. I look forward to seeing more of your cards!
    HUGS
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

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  85. adorable card, love the colouring x

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  86. Julia, Well, what a wonderful opportunity on this blog hop. What a lovely moving card you have made. I have had a go at one as well and entered this into the challenge. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  87. the card is beautiful.. shows the simple life and yet so elegant. Wonderful Job!

    Jennifer

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  88. Sweet Sweet Sweet moving card Julia!! Very soft and subtle and takes me back to when I was a young girl and I loved to ride bike :)
    Blessings
    Mary Lou

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  89. Woooooo such an awesoem card and it took me five minutes to scroll to the bottom of your comments...lol congrats on your first blog hop...woo hoo for you!Hugs,Kathy

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  90. Love your card and such a cute image thanks for sharing Julye

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  91. Beautiful card. Love the sentiment! The colours and papers you've used are gorgeous as are the embellishments!

    Kimmi x

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  92. What a sweet and gorgeous card - love the pastel colours. I've posted my card with Mr. Linky.

    Love Lynda xxx

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  93. Oh wow, really lovely card and sentiment is sooo true to life! Thanks for sharing.

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  94. This is gorgeous Juls!
    Love the colours you have used and the sentiment is great.
    Hugs Lora x

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  95. Such a beautiful card Juls! That image is so sweet! I love the papers you used and that charm!!

    Hugs, Tammy

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  96. Juls this card is breathtaking! I think the sentiment sums up life perfectly we must defy the law of inertia to resist stagnancy! Your coloring is beyond measure, perhaps if keep practicing... Thanks for your inspiration! Beth

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  97. Wow Juls this is simply stunning hunny. I love this image and the colour is my favourite - pink. Lovely layout hunny and attention to detail is perfect as always! hugs Linda x

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  98. Juls this is beautiufl!! I swear that I already post on this thread but it didn't show up for some reason. :o(

    Stunning card sweetie!
    hugs, Janiel

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  99. Oh how I wish I could colour like this...sigh...xoxo

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  100. Love the card and great colouring in of the image! Best wishes Karen x

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  101. Hi gorgeous card love the soft colour combo brill colouring & image love it.

    Hugs Christine xx

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  102. gorgeous card Juls I love the SK image and the DP is just beautiful, it works perfectly with that image hugs Jill xx

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  103. Such a cute cute card, I love the coloring you did and the layout!
    Hugs
    Jodi=)

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  104. This is so beautiful Juls and very pretty, I love how you have embellished this card :) Donna x

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  105. Brilliant card. I love your interpretation of moving. Great saying to go with it.
    Marion

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  106. Ooo, lovely card, pretty and delicate.

    x

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  107. Gorgeous color scheme very eye soothing. The layout design is beautiful!!! Very lovely creation :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  108. Fabulous card, I love the colours
    (Lyn)

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  109. I love your card Juls, she is so very sweet!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!!
    Love Becky xx

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  110. i love your card!!! very sweet! :)

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  111. Oh WOW Juls! This card is just soooo super pretty! I love the papers and colours and this image is so sweet. I haven't inked up my SK stamps in forever! I just adore this card hun and the sentiment is perfect!
    Hugs,t

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  112. pretty card, and beautifully coloured

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  113. This is such a pretty card - what a great image! And the sentiment is absolutely spot on!

    Rx

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  114. WOW! Your card is beautiful! Such fab colouring & gorgeous colours. kxx

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  115. Wowza is this fantastic!!!!! I love the design and the poem! Beautiful card!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  116. Beautiful card and such a sweet image

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  117. amazing! I love this image. Gorgeous feminine card. Super cute.
    BTW, have you seen the new Emma movie that the BBC made? Loved it.

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  118. Beautiful card love the soft colours.

    Beccy x

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  119. Hi Julia,

    Absolutely love your card, she is so cute on that bike. I love the colours too.

    Adorable.
    Great project idea too.

    Tami

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  120. This blog hop is so much fun, and your cards look excellent!Well done!
    Karen Tallon
    xx

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  121. Such a lovely card. Do love the SK image.

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  122. That's the sweetest image! How perfect for the theme :)

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  123. What a lovely card. The image, colours are just great. Nicky

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  124. this is absoloutly stunning i love it

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  125. lovely card with fab colouring!
    xxx Margreet

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  126. Love the pink soft shading and OF course I adore your stitch marks!!!

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  127. Very pretty. I love the colors.

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  128. Just want to say what a lovely card you made. Love the image and that sentiment you found is just perfect!
    Not sure yet whether or not I will joint in the blog hop.... sounds like fun though, so I might be back :)

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  129. Beautiful card, I love the image, the papers in fact everything about it.

    issy

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  130. Love the colours and the image on your card - so soft and feminine!

    Sarah x

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  131. Beautiful card, I love that Sarah Kay image. S x

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  132. Love the card Jules....I am a newby to craft stamper mag's...now I see more stuff I want...lol.

    Loving the hop
    x
    Vicky

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  133. What a lovely card; fabulous design, papers and colouring and a brilliant sentiment. How true that is! Thank you and the rest of the DT team for setting this challenge and a big thanks to Sirstampalot for the mega candy! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  134. It's gorgeous card!
    Wonderful papers and your image is adorable.
    Thanks for joining in on my blog candy. Good luck!
    Hugs, Mumur

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  135. What a wonderful card! THe colours are so soothing! THanks for the inspiration!

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  136. Beautiful creation Jules and the colours and design are gorgeous, lovely detail and papers.
    Hugs Linda

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  137. This card is so pretty! The colors are perfect :)

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  138. Such a pretty card - the colours in it are lovely :)

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  139. This is gorgeous Juls, I love this image, it is so sweet. Loving this blog hop.

    Kat xx

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  140. Love what you came up for the challenge, great sentiment and design...just love it! ~Hugs

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  141. such beautiful colours, what a lovely image.

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  142. Such a pretty card and lovely sentiment! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs Shelly ;)

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  143. the copic colouring looks great! Wish mine would be this perfect...

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  144. Very pretty and girlie I love the colours!
    Carol Ann xx

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  145. Oh Juls! This is just so gorgeous! What beautiful soft colors and you've colored her so perfectly! I love the sentiment you've used ... it's so fitting and true! :) Wow ... I love it!
    hugs,
    elise

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  146. Smashing card...so very soft and feminine. Love the addition of the bracket. I love this!

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  147. Wooow Juls!! Such an adorable card!! Perfect!! Lovely image, wonderful colors and details!!!

    And a fantastic prize to win...!!

    Hugs Katrin

    http://www.hobby-eck.de/

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  148. Love your card its adorable...thanks for the chance to win hugs Nikki xxx

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  149. What a super card. Love that image and the sentiment is fantastic.
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  150. So gorgeous card, love the image and great colouring! Hugs,moni

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  151. This is sooo pretty Juls, the DP's work so beautifully with the image, gorgeous x

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  152. Beautiful colored, lovely card!

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  153. This is delightful. Loving the colours and design. Wishing you a lovable Valentines.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  154. this is really cute
    have a wonderful day
    xoxo BA

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  155. This is excellent. Great challenge! :o)

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  156. I love your beautiful card - what fabulous colors you have chosen!

    I am enjoying the blog hop very much - my challenge card is posted at Create With Joy!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  157. Gorgeous card. Love the sentiment (how true it is!) & your colouring is fab.
    hugs
    Sharon x

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  158. Gorgeous card, and WOOHOO, I think I may have just worked out the phrase, lol, I've been looking at the letters on each stop and not getting the answer at all, but your letter finally made me go "Oh! Now I get it!" :P

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  159. Gorgeous card, really love the colours.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  160. I love your card. It's great seeing all the different interpretations on a theme!

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  161. Ooooooh, soooo beautiful card!!! Great blog hop!!

    Hugs, Susa

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  162. Very cute card! I love the little saying! Great blog hop!

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  163. Beautiful card! Super-duper job on your coloring!

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  164. Your card is beautiful, so pretty, love the soft colours
    hugs Mandy xxx

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  165. Very cute card! I love this SK image!
    Simone

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  166. What an adorable card!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  167. You're card is so elegant. I love it.

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  168. Beautiful card. Love the subtle colourscheme. The image and saying works perfectly together.

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  169. lovely card and beautifully laid out

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  170. this is absolutely stunning
    love sarah kay
    have a wonderful weekend
    xoxo BA

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