Tuesday, September 9, 2008

BLOG CANDY CONTEST!!



I had fun making this card today, that features the Project Of The Month stamps from High Hopes. You can purchase this set from the website for the whole month of September, at 25% off the regular price!
I am also going to give away some BLOG CANDY this week! I have an extra stamp of Max the Magnificent, my little circus trainer holding the hoop beside the platform, and an extra "You're a class act". For your chance to win this pair of stamps, all you have to do is leave a comment on this card! On Friday at 8:30 pm EST, I will put all the names in a hat and get my DH Mike to draw one out. I'll post the winners name then, and hopefully you will contact me with your mailing address so I can send it off to you!
Here are the details on this card:
I stamped Max twice on regular cs, and colored one of the images with Prismacolor Pencils and used Gamsol and blending stomps to blend. I stamped Sammy Seal separately and colored him with Prismas too. Then I went over all my coloring with Twinkling H2O's. For someone like me who likes strong contrasts and vibrant colors, this is ideal. I find Prismas on their own have a very soft pastel like quality. So when I add the H2O's, that is when the colors really pop. I like how the paint sits on top of the waxy surface of the pencil crayons. I added white highlights with a white gel pen.
I colored just the hoop and hand portion of my second stamping, and cut this out. I also cut out Sammy Seal. He is technically a sea lion, but that's besides the point!
I used double sided tape and stuck Sammy to the platform, leaving his back flippers without tape, so that they would curl out a bit. I like that effect. I cut out the second hoop and hand and put sticky tape on the back of the hand only, so that the hoop would also lift slightly.
For the top layer of cs and dp, I used my small corner rounder to do scallops. When I pasted it down onto the card, I only ran a strip of tape along the top portion, so that only that part was flat to the card. I used some foam tape along the bottom edge (closer to the scalloped edge) so that it sloped outward like an awning. It looks cool in real life, but it's hard to tell in the photo.
The last step was the glitter on Sammy's collar and the stars. That goes on fast, as it is just glitter glue.
The card base is a really nice piece of paper I got at an art store. It has a really cool texture to it. The dp is from a huge pad that I got at Costco.
Thanks so much for looking, and don't forget to comment if you want to enter my blog candy contest!

ANOTHER BLOG CANDY CONTEST AT BUNNY-ZOE's BLOG!! You should see the gorgeous paper and stamps she is giving away! not to mention her top notch cards to gawk at and drool over. What an artist!!

128 comments:

  1. very nice!! I too find the pencils still pastel-y? IS That a word? :) love what you've done with the awning and his hand w/the hoop!

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  2. Outstanding Crissy!! I ahve been experimenting with Twinkling H2Os and although I don't have a ton of colors...yet, I really like them!!

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  3. Wow!! Amazing job on the cutting and I always love your coloring, wish I could get mine to look like that! :) CUTE CARD!!

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  4. I love HH stamps and your cards are fantastic. Love your coloring/shading and your cards are so creative.

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  5. Absolutely lovely! Really cute.

    I started using H20s over the top of Prismacolors after I read Ila's blog tutorials. Love it, definitely makes the colours more vibrant. For some projects I still use prismacolors on their own, for a softer look.

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  6. What a fabulous card! I love your colouring especially the reflection highlight on the hat. Definitely a "class act" of card making. TFS!

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  7. I love this - the colours are so vibrant. I really want to give the pencils a go.

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  8. Wauw, what a beauty.
    Love all your work, thanx for the inspiration.
    XXX Marjolijn

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  9. Wow, beautiful card and candy!
    Thanks for the chance to win this.
    Hugs, Andrea

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  10. Love this card and the layout of it, that stamp set is too cute :)! Thank you so much for this chance at winning this cute set :)!

    Hugs,
    catherine
    www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

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  11. ohhh it's sooooo great to see you have a blog now!!! YEAHHH I lvoe this card and would be so honored to have the stamps!

    Also, good for you for putting your love of the Lord out there the way you have! May God bless you and always be with you! Jesus is my Lord and Saviour too!

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  12. Wow Crissy! It's so cool! Love all the little details you did on this gorgeous creation! It pops right off of my screen! Too cool...okay, now I have to try this coloring technique. You're a true inspiration to me!

    Love,

    Heidi

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  13. I just happened onto your blog through SCS but wanted to tell you how much I love your stamps- your illustrations are just great. Keep up the awesome work!

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  14. fantastic design, nice coloring, great card!

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  15. Super card with nice, vibrant colours. I like the way you've let the back flippers curl out. Splendid and thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. Wow Chrissy! This is just so gorgeous. Your coloring is perfection! Thanks for offering such a sweet blog candy. I would be happy to find a nice place in my home for these stamps! LOL! I have posted a link on my blog!
    Hugs Jeanette

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  17. Wow...such an awesome card...I just love them HH stamps...so cute...I don't have any yet but I have some friends who have a ton of them...Such a sweet offer of blog candy...Thanks Kathy Hering...

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  18. Awesome card! I love the High Hopes images, and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for sharing how you get such good results and for the chance to win the stamps to try this myself!

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  19. Lovely cards. I just adore High Hopes stamps.

    Hugs
    Nic

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  20. What a gorgeous card! These stamps look like such good fun!
    Love Becky xx

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  21. OMG! I so LOVE this card! It's adorable! I would LOVE to have the stamps to recreate it for myself too! Thank you for the chance and for sharing!

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  22. Hi there Crissy, It is so great to be able admire your fabulous colouring up close now. It is so vibrant and I just love the shine on his hat. Have advertised your candy on my blog, Love and Hugs, Nikki x

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  23. so glad you have a blog now...I have it set up in my google reader! a charming cute card! FUN!

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  24. Gorgeous card, love the colours and the stamps are so cute :)
    Kate
    x

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  25. Great card! I like how you created a circus with the scalloped border on top. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  26. What a beutiful card, the stamps are really cute.

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  27. This is gorgeous. The colouring is fab. I've been using my twinkies again, funny how things go in cycles. Thanks for the go at the blog candy. Kimx

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  28. Every time I see the High Hopes stamps being used I fall in love with them!

    Your card is ADORABLE! I love how colorful and vibrant it is.

    You are very talented!

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  29. I love to study your coloring. I haven't tried the H20's with Prismas yet but I love to base color with Copics and then shade with my Prismas tho. Thanks for the chance!

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  30. Super cute card! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win too! :)

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  31. Such a cute card. I'd love to win this set..so adorable. Thanks for the chance.

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  32. Oh I love your colouring. Such a beautiful card! And thank you so much for the chance to win some candy.

    xxx
    Mariska

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  33. I'm so happy to see that you've started a blog! Thanks for taking the time. I love to see your beautiful cards!

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  34. Great card, love this set from HH. Just got the pirates and I am in love with them, just made two cards with them. I am a fan of the blogs from Nikki and Ila. Unfortunatly I see yours for the first time. Love what you are making, and will come back for sure. Love from Holland,
    jacqueline

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  35. Crissy this card is fantasic. i have surfed around your blog and i love it im off to post a link on my blog now

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  36. I would love to join in! Have left a link on my candy list :)

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  37. That is such a cute stamp, love the card. I hope I can join in and I will put a link on my blog candy alert section now.


    Cazzy xx

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  38. You are one popular lady! I was just here a little while ago and now there's a new post and 39 comments on it!
    This card is adorable! I love the awning...and I can't believe you cut out that hoop! Fantastic!

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  39. These are SO adorable! I love your card!!! Way to much fun!

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  40. This is such a cute card. I love the image and the layout.

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  41. Lovely images!!! thank you for giving us all a chance to win.

    Sue x

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  42. Love this card.. awesome coloring and the detail! Thanks for the chance to win the Candy!!

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  43. Crissy- I just love these High HOpes and you did a Magnificent job on this card, how creative.
    Heidi

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  44. Cute, cute stamps! Love the awning - how creative! :)

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  45. great card - a fun and colourful design. I'm a big prisma fan too, I couldn't live without them!

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  46. Wow crissy, your sure have a fantastoc blog, I love these stamps so much and would love to own each and every one!! maybe one day..........(lol)
    Clairexx

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  47. Wow - how do you learn to color like that!?!? Fabulous. Love the shadows, the shading, the highlights -- great job! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

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  48. Great card and colors! Cool of you to explane how you've made it - really inspirational! :) Love the 3D!

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  49. Wow what a great card! I love High Hopes Stamps. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. WOW, a friend gave me your link, and boy am i glad she did, your cards are amazing, and your now bookmarked in my favs so i can come back often for inspiration
    Hugs
    Nicky :O)

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  51. Whoa! What an adorable card! I feel like I've already won just finding your blog! I found an amazing artist who loves the Lord! What a win-win!!

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  52. This is a darling image and your coloring is absolutely amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  53. Crissy I just love this card!!! So fun!! As always your coloring is out of this world!! If you ever come to Minnesota, let me know, maybe I can get a personal lesson :) !!!
    Thanks so very much for a chance to win these great stamps!!!

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  54. Lovely card! Great colours!
    I'd love to win the stamps - thanks for giving me the poosibility!

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  55. Great colors. Thanks for a chance to win. I have nothing like this and it would make a great addition to my stamp sets.

    This is my first visit to your blog and I am adding you to my reader.

    Have a great day.

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  56. I really like that card! Thanks fot the chance to win!!

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  57. Super cute card! Your coloring is superb :o) Thanks for the chance!!

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  58. Fun and cute card! You're coloring is wonderful.

    TFS--
    Suzanne Dean

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  59. Wow...you must have spent days on this card! It is awesome! I would have never thought to combine the H20's with the prismas...will have to try that.

    Jane
    troopersma on SCS

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  60. I found your blog from a post from Milwaukee Mommy-- Your coloring is fantastic!!

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  61. Wow... the coloring is amazing. I just love what you did. Thanks for sharing this card with us.

    Thanks also for the opportunity to win this set.

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  62. Crissy,

    I just found your blog thru Nikki. I think your card is adoralbe and I love the brilliant colors. I am new to card making and would love to add theses stamps to my craft room. Thanks for letting me enter.

    Karen Skaggs

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  63. Wow Crissy great card! i love the coloring so crisp!! I hope i win because i love HHRS!!

    Chelsey

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  64. What a awesome card you created! It´s a lovely scene.
    And -as a newbie in the stamping world- I love your tip about using H2O to make colors pop!!

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  65. What a cute card. I would like to welcome Max in my family :o) Greetings from Denmark 10na (Tina)

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  66. What a gorgeous card. I've just put in my very first order with High Hopes and am very excited. I would love to add Max to my newly started collection! Thanks for all the fabulous ideas on your blog, too. It really keeps me reaching to improve my crafting skills.

    Kelley

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  67. Such a cute card. And the colors are awesome... Love the popcorn bags.....All I can add is, WOW!

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    (Pattie's passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!!

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  68. Am I in time???? I really like this card" I would win, hope! hope! hope!
    I link your blog candy in my blog:
    http://justme-alice.blogspot.com/
    Greetings from Italy!!
    Alice

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  69. Hi Crissy This card is absolutely brilliant, love the colours and the sentiment just finished it off.

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  70. Love your Colouring! its stunning.

    You truly do have the gift for that " perfect " flawless look.

    I will add this candy onto my blog candy list at top of my blog.

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  71. WOW I would love to go into your draw I have put a link on my blog for you and thanks for the chance

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  72. What a eautiful card. Love the 3 demensional scene.
    Greats Marjon

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  73. What a stunning card!!

    Michelle (South Africa)
    www.scrappywalker.blogspot.com

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  74. What a fun scene! Your coloring is awesome.

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  75. Wow, what a Stunning card, your coloring is brilliant........

    Wonderful candy. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs
    Heike

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  76. What a great card ;)
    Great colors and awesome blog candy :D

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  77. This card is amazing!!! I love the colours!!! Thank you for your comments on my blog - it means a lot to me!!! You have inspired me to open my pack of Twinkling H2Os!!!!

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  78. Just found your Blog and WOW.. Your Card is just amazing.. Beautiful... Thanks for sharing your Talent and for the Chance to win your Blog candy...

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  79. OMG, when I grow up I want to color images like you ! Your work is amazing.
    Claudia
    scfranson@charter.net
    www.claudiafranson.blogspot.com

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  80. OMG!! I've never seen coloring to this level before. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  81. I'm so glad I found your blog-you color in images so beautifully...hmhmhm is that a word?
    I love high hope stamps they are soooo cute!
    TFS!

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  82. lovely card and a verry nice blog I will put you on my blog is that okee?
    www.lovetostamp-sylvia.blogspot.com

    the lightning in the head is soo nice well done!!
    and the high hope's are ssso cute
    love them!

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  83. Hi Crissy,

    What a nice card! These images are so cute. I like them a lot!

    kind greetings,
    Patricia

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  84. I just came across your website and was so impressed. Your cards are absolutely amazing. I am wondering what town you are from in Northern Ontario? I am from a little town in Southwestern Ontario. Keep up the great work on your blog. Thanks.

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  85. It's a fantastic card! Thank you for the detailed explanation - I had never thought of using the H2Os over pencil so I will give that a go.

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  86. Great Blog! I would love to win this stamp. Keep up the good work!

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  87. wow fantastic card. really love the colours, wish i could get mycards to look so good. If i don;t win this stamp i think i might have to save up and buy some they are great, but if i do win it will probably make me buy some more to complete the set lol.

    Great work keep it up

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  88. Great card. I know a boy who would love to have a card such as this sent to him. Lovely coloring.

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  89. I love the card - it is so colorful and fun. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

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  90. Wow, what a cute card! I love High Hope Stamps, but haven't had it in the budget to purchase any yet. It would be nice to win one.:D I also want to say that I admire you for sharing your faith on your blog. May God bless you richly for sharing.

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  91. Beautiful card!
    I realy love this stamp, he i soo cute:)

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  92. what a gorgeous card you made with these fab stamps! Would love to win you blog candy.

    Love Wilma

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  93. the detail you put into the card is amazing! too cute!

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  94. You are so talented! I just thrilled that I found your blog!

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  95. Hi Chrissy - Thanks for the blog candy. I love your fab cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

    Connie

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  96. Super cute card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. Oh it is so nice to see the person who draws these gorgeous stamps. Your art is just gorgeous dear and I so love the HH stamps.
    Thanks for the chance at the candy and so glad to see you blogging dear

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  98. Absolutely heartwarming! I have such fun using your stamps... as a child I loved to color, and you help me continue that urge...now as an adult! Thank you for such great stamp images and for your blog ideas!

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  99. Your style and colouring is amazing. Love everything about your card design.
    Liz

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  100. Love the card!!!! It is so adorable!!!!! Great work!!!!

    I am posting about your blog candy on my blog :)

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  101. What a cute card! Very eye catching and creative!

    Cindy J.

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  102. I recently found the high hopes stamps. I love them. You are such an amazing artist.
    Heather P.

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  103. Been silently stalking your gallery at SCS. Just found your blog!
    You are now on my google reader list.

    Love the card

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  104. I tried to post earlier, but my comments didn't show up, so sorry if this ends up being a double post. Please count me in for the blog candy. Thanks for offering it.

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  105. That is such a sweet card. I love the stamps from High Hopes and it's very kind of you to offer it.

    Mette

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  106. That is the cutest card I've seen!
    Again I am so impressed with your detailed work! You are really an artist!!!

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  107. I love your card. Max the magnificent is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win him.

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  108. I love your blog!! And I love blogcandy :)

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  109. Hi Chrissy,

    what a great card.
    I just discovered the H2O's and I think they are great.

    Have a great weekend,
    xoxo karin

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  110. adorable card! I love the HH stamps!

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  111. What beautiful cards you create. I love them. I should be so lucky to win that stamp ... it's adoreable. Would be great for cards and layouts (I have boys)

    Have a great day!
    Susankoneal@yahoo.com
    www.scrappydoo2u.blogspot.com

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  112. your card is super cute...I have always liked these stamps but have made the jump to get them. Thanks Shanna

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  113. This card is fab!! I love that little boy, he is the cutest!!!!!

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  114. I love the way you did this card! The awning, the boy the seal...just adorable!

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  115. wow great card ... one day i will get round to gettin these pencils.. just playin with whsmith watercolour pencils and h2o's and distress inks at the min...
    i love the stamps you have used...!!!

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