Sunday, January 3, 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop and New Release! Blog Candy to be won!

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Congratulations! You've come to the first stop on the Whimsy Blog Hop today, titled:

COME TAKE A RIDE WITH US

Did you ever ride the carousel as a child and daydream that you were on your very own horse, running through the woods? Or perhaps, as the carousel gently lifted you up and down, you pretended you were riding along a sunny beach and your horse was leaping over rocks and splashing in the waves. As a child I had a vivid imagination! But the carousel was and still is my favorite ride at the fair. That's why I am so pleased that Denise encouraged me to re-visit cherished memories of the carousel and illustrate this new line of stamps for Whimsy!

This blog hop starts today and CLOSES SATURDAY JAN 9 AT NOON. Whimsy Stamps is offering up a yummy prize to one lucky randomly chosen person who enters the draw! To be enter, all you need to do is go to the Whimsy home page and type in your name and blog link with Mr. Linky. Those of you without a blog can still enter! Just proceed to use Mr. Linky and type in your name, and then copy and paste the Whimsy site address where it asks for your blog link address. Make sure you check back next Saturday on the Whimsy blog to see if you won! In the event the winner is someone without a blog, they will need to contact Denise because she will have no way to contact them.

Now just LOOK at the blog candy Whimsy is offering:

- of each of the new stamp sets for a total of 2 main image stamps and 4 accessory stamps
-an assorted packet of 6 x 6 papers
-spool of ribbons
-misc. embellishments



I have illustrated two sets of stamps, each with one carousel horse and two small accessory images. On my card I have used "Untamed Love" which is appropriate for Valentine's Day but can also be used year round for any occasion. The other set is titled "Cool Ride" and also has a couple of small accessories to complement it. BOTH SETS ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW! And Whimsy stamps are the highest quality deeply etched red rubber, mmmmm. Not to mention FAST and FRIENDLY service!

I don't normally use this many die cuts on my cards (at least not all at once!) so I MUST give credit to another stamper who inspired me to use Spellbinders dies this way. Shet also posted a tutorial that I followed. Yvonne's blog is something you really have to check out: Her work makes my jaw drop to the floor every time I see it. Unbelievable beauty is found there, in abundance! Here is her tutorial for making the frame that I have used on Untamed Love.
I colored my image using Copic markers and made the background using lots of dots made with the brush tip. I also sponged some Distress inks around the edges too.
Here are the colors I used:
RV21
R000, 32, 37, 39
B02, 04, 21, 23, 91
BV13
E40, 42, 44, 47, 49, 51
G02, YG63

Do you want to see what everyone else on the Whimsy DT created with the new release? Your next stop on the blog hop is Ann's blog. Go have a look at her creation, and she will direct you to the next blog from there. I hope you enjoy your ride with us on the carousel today! God bless you!

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143 comments:

  1. your card is just gorgeous Crissy, I fell in love with these images the moment i saw them,Hugs Debbie x

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  2. Just stunning Crissy! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! I adore these stamps and you have created real beauty with this one!

    hugs :)

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  3. WOW Crissy this is unbelievable!!! Both the image and your sample are gorgeous!!!

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  4. Oh wow!
    Crissy this is so totally out of this world stunning!
    Your colouring is stunning and your design and detail superb!
    hugs
    kim x

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  5. Crissy this is stunning, absolutely beautiful, I just love these new designs! Hugs Jo x

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  6. Absolutely stunning card Crissy - oh wow your colouring is simply out of this world. Thank you so much for such amazing designs, the carousel is one of my very favourite childhood memories too and I have loved every second taken to create my card for the hop with the image x

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  7. Wow, what a gorgeous, gorgeous image and card, just stunning!
    Hugs, Christine :)

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  8. This is soooo beautiful, WOW I love your colors and your coloring is OUTSTANDING!!! I love how you did your bg with the squares!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  9. Beautiful images, and lovely cards Crissy!

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  10. WOW!! Crissy, your images are just amazing first of all and your beautiful design you've made with this is sooo stunning!! What a beautiful job!! I am having so much fun with these gorgeous images!! :)

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  11. These are beautiful! Makes me want to be a child again.

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  12. Oh my goodness! Crissy, these are just stunning! These are going to be "must have" stamps for me!! I was such a horse nut growing up...I think my art teacher got fed up with all the horse sketches I would turn in!! lol What a gorgeous card you have made here...that mottled background is great!

    Melanie

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  13. WOW Crissy you did an amazing job with these little girls childhood dreams :) i think there is no girl on this planet who didn't dream about their own carrousel horsie :)
    Totally awesome!!
    hugs Ria

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  14. Your card is STUNNING Chrissie. I adore the background and the glossy sheed on the horse's mane and tail. Beautiful work.
    Hugs,
    Sharon xx

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  15. Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured!
    Jenni x

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  16. wow! your coloring and layout is jaw-dropping!! gorgeous!

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  17. This is so beautyful i love the stamp, and your colouring is amazing...Nice papers to. Like the blue and red combination, very effectful..
    Have a nice evning, hug:-)

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  18. Hi crissy! *waves* What a BEE-U-TIFUL creation girl!!! I LOVE it! In addition, I am LOVIN' the new stamp sets!! Oh, I wanted to tell you too...I enjoyed the video with your daughter taping....LOL cute!

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  19. Such cute projects. Is that the Nestabilities hearts you used?

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  20. Wow Crissy, this is stunning! Your artwork as always is just gorgeous and your colouring on this image is breathtaking! So beautiful! Congrats on releasing some beautiful images!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  21. outstanding colouring Chrissy - wow what a card ! love all the details .
    maddy

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  22. Wow, what an amazing card! =)

    Hugs, Elenor

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  23. I love these new images, your card is beautiful, the colours are stunning too!!
    hugs Angela x

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  24. Ohhhh wowww Crissy,what a beautiful card,i love your image and colours.
    So BEAUTIFUL>

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  25. What a beautiful image! Your colouring is superb!

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  26. Wow, that is a fabulous card and the colouring is superb. Creative use of the diecuts. Love it.
    Marion

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  27. OMG...don't know what you did to get the horses mane to shine like that, but it is absolustely stunning.

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  28. wow, what a fab, bloghop this is, beautiful card you made for a ride
    now I go on hopping
    hugs andrea

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  29. I just love your card and this new stamp. I'm off to the next blog hop.;))

    Rosalien

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  30. Chissy I love your card and all the work you do .I look up to you as a artist !And love seeing everything you do .Hugs Sarah K

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  31. Fantastic card Crissy, your art work is stunning.

    Hugs Ali x

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  32. You are so talented, love thess new images! Can't wait to see the ones to follow either!

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  33. Just fantastic, Crissy! There is so much detail in this card, you can really tell you have taken your time with it!
    The new stamps are lovely, I really love stamps that can be used all year round.
    xxx

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  34. What a gorgeous card, and I just love the idea of these new stamps. Rosie x

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  35. Oh, I love your card. What great coloring and that carosel horse is so fun.

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  36. Fabulous card, love the intricate detail and the new image!

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  37. Waw this is stunning card and image is so fab gorgeous. Great papers! Hugs,moni

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  38. Wow Crissy these are adorable stamps not to mention your stunning creation who couldnt love these cutes? thanks for shariing..

    Hugs Christine xx

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  39. Your card is beautiful. I have always loved carousel horses. Love your blog too. TFS.

    Khunter47
    Khunter47@cox.net

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  40. Wow what a stunning card Crissy.
    love the colours

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  41. This is stunning! Your layout and coloring WOW! Amazing work!

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  42. Oh this is so gorgeous Crissy! Your colouring is perfect as usual. Thank you so much for producing such wonderful images for us to play with :o)

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  43. Wow Crissy!! This is beautiful!! Love your color choices, colors and design!! You are so talented!! The horse is beautifully drawn!!!

    Happy New Year!

    hugs,
    Chris

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  44. Beautiful images, and you have made gorgeous cards with them!

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  45. What an incredible image and card Crissy! You know I always love your stuff!! Thanks for the chance at the yummy candy too! xx

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  46. What a lovely card you've made...And these stamps really are just gorgeous! I'm new at this Blog Hop thing, but I'll give it a try
    xxDebbie

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  47. This is just gorgeous - love the colouring!

    Rx

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  48. OMG!!! Love the coloring and layout. Well done.

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  49. Gorgeous card. I love the image and the wonderful way you've coloured it. Pat xx

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  50. I love the color and the decor that you choose.
    Sorry for my english.

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  51. What a superb image and I do love stamps with plenty of detail. Your card is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  52. Ooooh my your colouring is out of this world amazing. What a stunning card and wonderful layout. Hugs, Maria

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  53. such a cute image, I love it! hlcarroll@hotmail.co.uk x

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  54. Your card is so pretty! I'm glad I saw these, my mother loves carousels.

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  55. WOW Crissy! Fabulous images and love your sample card!
    :D

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  56. WOW - I'm just amazed, these stamps are adorable, but your card is GORGEOUS! I love the reds & blues, and your coloring is amazing! So glad I popped in!
    I can't wait to see more!
    Hugs
    Lynda

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  57. LOVE the card and image! The colors are great....Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. Not sure if my comment went through! Don't you hate that!! Loving these stamps... endless possibilities! Your diecuts are gorgeous and I love your colouring!! x

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  59. Beautiful card. I love the coloring you did. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Just Beautiful Crissy!! I love this image and your card is perfect!

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  61. Thankyou for sharing your fine illustrated images, they're super gorgeous and this carousel is so different. Beautiful colouring!

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  62. I'm in awe of your illustrated images and the card creations. Awesome is the only word that describes everything.

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  63. This is stunning Crissy...it's awesome that you can draw these...it's simply astounding how you color them!

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  64. Beautiful, beautiful card and just love how you've used the diecut frames. I've also used Yvonne's tutorial for some Christmas cards.

    Alice

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  65. Wow, LOVE that image and the card is amazing! Lots of hopping around.
    Hugs Yolanda

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  66. Gorgeous card Crissy i love the image and your colouring:)
    Hugzz Val xxx

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  67. You are amazing! Your art is always breathtaking!

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  68. Wow this is stunning and i just love the image its beautiful. luv gina xx

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  69. stunning card Crissy,love how you used the die cuts! thank you so much for creating these amazing horses, I love them both and will use them lots! hugs Debx

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  70. Wow, Crissy, absolutely stunning! Not just the card, but also the images that you've allowed us to work with. I'm so proud to be working with such talent!!

    - Ann

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  71. Absolutely gorgeous Crissy! What beautiful images!

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  72. WOW,this is magnificent,love your colour combo and brilliant colouring!!!
    Hugs xx

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  73. What gorgeous coloring and shading on this wonderful carousel horse!!

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  74. Your images are beautiful and your coloring gorgeous!

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  75. Love these stamps your card is fabulous!!!
    Lana

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  76. Gorgeous!! I just love this carousels! I can't wait to more.
    Hugs,
    Liz

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  77. Absolutely Fantastic! I love Carousel Horses and these just leap off the page! The colors are perfect!
    Thank you!
    Hugs!
    Cassandra
    cvansyckle!gmail.com

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  78. Your card is just beautiful. My theme is carousel horses for my business. I am so in love with these two stamp sets.

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  79. Oh wow! these are stunning images! I've always had a soft spot for Carousels! :D
    Love your card!!
    xx

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  80. oh these are just the most beautiful stamps - love them. Your card is amazing.
    Ann xxx

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  81. Wow, wow, wow, Crissy! I just love your illustrations, and these are beautiful - can't wait to play!

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  82. What a gorgeous card and your images are beautiful you are so clever thanks Julye

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  83. Dear Crissy, I can only reiterate what the other girls have already said, a fabulous image, beautifully coloured. I am amazed at your talent. hugs Sharon

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  84. wow! what a stunning card and love the new carousel pony stamps!
    hugs, annie x

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  85. Fabulous image and card, Chrissy.

    Love 'em!!

    Judi xx

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  86. a super picture and your color choices are also class

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  87. Wow!!! that's a gorgeous card!!!
    Thanks :):):)
    And loved the video from your previous post :D:D

    Hugs..

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  88. Lovely cards! The stamps are beautiful, too!

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  89. WOW, it's very beautiful images!
    I have always loved carousel horses.
    Shelli.

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  90. What a beautiful card and such beautiful colours you have used
    Marion O'B

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  91. Oh these stamps are gorgeous and so pretty, I love your card its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  92. Amazing card! I love how vibrant your colors are- this is really gorgeous!

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  93. Your card is just gorgeous and I love the beautiful image!
    Lana Cisinski

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  94. Stunning coloring and colors, wow! Love the different tones in his mane and tail. Just beautiful! Happy New Year!

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  95. wow! Amazing card. I love it. Gorgeous new images Crissy.

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  96. Lovely card! I like the coloring :)
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  97. Gorgeous card! Great colouring with that light in the hair!

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  98. Crissy...this is so gorgeous! So glad you liked my little tutorial:)
    I love how you framed that gorgeous image, and the colors are just stunning! Your coloring makes everything so alive. You are a true artist for sure.
    I hope this new year will bring you and your family all the best of luck and joy!
    Hugs.

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  99. Stunning card Crissy! You did such a wonderful job coloring.

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  100. They are beautiful Crissy! Love how you colored him in.

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  101. Such gorgeous stamps and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration.

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  102. Gorgeous!! Loving the colors and embellishment.

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  103. Crissy, I was just coming back to watch your tutorial on animal fur and I couldn't believe what you posted today. This is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  104. Both your card and your new images are beautiful!!! Wonderful!

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  105. Chrissy, love these new designs! My sister and I watched your tutorial on animal fur and had so much fun. Your daughter was making us crack up!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  106. I love these new stamps! so gorgeous! you have so much talent! :)

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  107. Crissy, this is so very sweet!! Love your coloring on the image too!!
    You are so very creative!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  108. Wow, the colors are amazing...
    Denise Trottier

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  109. Wow! Your card is stunning! Love how vibrant the colors are! Your coloring is out of this world.

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  110. WOW WOW WOW, did I say WOW? You have done an outstanding job on this design and just love your coloring, it has really brought your design to life. I will own these new images whether I win or not. Thank you for bringing something new and original to the market.

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  111. What a gorgeous card! I just fell in love with it! Cause I use to collect carousels. Now I've gave them to my daughter and she has them all over her room and loves them. Again, great job on the card!!!

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  112. Hello Crissy, I love your colouring with the copics and I love the layout.
    love
    Zoe
    xxxx

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  113. your card is stunning, makes me want those stamps even more !

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  114. Happt New Year to you and your family.Crissy you are really blessed. No matter what you touch turns out wonderful. I set on carousel few mont hago in Brussel with my son. So these reminds me off our fab family shortbreak.
    TC
    Ildiko

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  115. This is fabulous Crissy!
    Happy New Year and every blessing to you
    Hugs
    Fiona xx

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  116. Wow! What talent! Your stamps are amazing and your card is just gorgeous! How many times have you heard that now? lol But it is very true! LOVE visiting your blog!

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  117. Absolutely stunning card...incredible colouring :-)
    Thanks for your comment.
    Carole

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  118. Hi Crissy! Your new stamps are superb, a real touch of nostalgia for me too as I also loved the carousel when I was little, these are going to be must have stamps :D! Beautiful, beautiful drawings and your colouring and card are fabulous. Good luck with the new release my friend..........not that you'll need it :), hugs and love, Chris xx

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  119. WOW! What wonderful colors and design. The coloring is spectacular too!

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  120. These images are amazing! I absolutely love them!!!!

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  121. Hi! Wow I love these new stamps! What a beautiful horse, I'm a horse lover and have an eye for beauties! Great card and fab colouring!
    Hugs Shelly ;)

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