Thursday, 22 August 2013

LOTV Christmas blog hop …

 

 

 

Morning all, thanks for stopping by!

Time for another Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of the second set of their 2013 Christmas stamps

Jack, Patch and Puss are back, as is everyone’s favourite bear – James!

Get saving girls because you are going to love them all, not long to wait now because you can get them on the website from midday on Sunday August 25th (UK time)

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As always you need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

There is a fabulous prize up for grabs on the hop, we don’t know where it is hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog

You have a couple of days to join in, we will let you know on Saturday evening which was the ‘lucky’ blog and a winner will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on that blog

 

The prize is a whopping full set of the 20 new stamps   …that’s sure to keep you busy and help get you well on the way with your 2013 Christmas cards!!

 


Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;

 

 

Ideas to Inspire

Anne (you're here)

Becky
Dawny

Debbie

Dena
Elise

Fleur

Gretha

Jen

Kathy

Kim

Lou

Mary J

Moni

 

 

Here’s my card and I’ve used one of the Jack, Patch and Puss stamps

This one is called (aptly) Snowball Fight…

 

 Christmas blog hop August

 

 

 Christmas blog hop August 2

 

 

 

I’ve also used the Krafty Christmas papers and a sentiments from Christmas Handwritten Phrases

The snow is done using DecoArt Snow Tex. It’s the first time I’ve used it and in hindsight I think I was a bit heavy handed with it, it’s quite a good effect though especially on the snowballs

 

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Next stop on your hop is the fabulous Becky, and if you get lost you can always go back to the beginning and pick it up from there

 

Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog on Saturday evening when you can find out who the lucky winner is of that great prize

 

 

Enjoy the hop everyone!

 

 

 

 

197 comments:

  1. what a nice card Anne i love at.
    hugs rian

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  2. Hi Anne,
    A fun card today, I love these little characters, they are so cute. Roll on 25th.
    Chris X

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  3. Gorgeous card Anne. Love the snow. Holly x

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  4. Gorgeous.Absolutely love the vintage style and the details with the snow and frame too. TFS. Bettina xx

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  5. Oooh very cute Anne, love how you've cut the little characters out and positioned them in the snow in snowball action mode. X

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  6. Ahh this is a great card Anne, love the snow and the cut out cuties. Kraft paper always looks so good, hugs x

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  7. Wow, kraft and white is a great colour combo! Stunning card!

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  8. Beautiful card Anne, love Kraft card!

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  9. Gorgeous, such a fun new stamp and love the kraft and white x

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  10. What cute characters and a lovely card

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  11. What a cute card, I love the snow!

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  12. Awww this is adorable, I love this new stamp! xxx

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  13. Absolutely adorable and gorgeous too.
    luv
    Debby

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  14. Love the unusal colours you have used.

    Lesley

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  15. Stunning card! I do love krafty christmas cards, and with an adorable image like this one, it's a win all round!

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  16. I love them, they're so so cute!!!

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  17. This is so cute Anne, I just love Jack, Patch and Puss, I have used them quiet a lot and am looking forward to seeing what they are up to for Christmas lol!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  18. Gorgeous! Love the Snowtex effect!

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  19. Really nice card Anne - the snowtex certainly adds to it.

    Elaine

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  20. Awwwww such a delightful image. I love the papers and wonderful snowy effect too.
    Sue xx

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  21. Beautiful card love the snowy effect x

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  22. what an adorable card just love the snow ! Love and Happy crafting Carole x

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  23. looking forward to the hop Anne - love your card - the kraft looks fabulous as do the stamps - love them to bits xx

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  24. These are adorable Anne. Love your card
    Hugs Kelly

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  25. Hello Anne. Very cute characters, love the lace square border & snowy effect, great ideas for boys cards.
    Thank You.
    Karen x

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  26. Hi Anne,

    wonderful szene card you make with the new LOTV :-) cute and funny.
    LG Renate

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  27. So cute Anne. Love how you have used the kraft card.
    Chris x

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  28. Such cute characters, especially the little bunny. Gorgeous. Rosemary I

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  29. You can't beat a good snowball fight! Lovely! X

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  30. Adorable this card, sooo lovely stamps and great layout Anne.
    Hugs Astrid

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  31. I am in LOVE with these images... can't wait for the release.... what are you guys doing to me..lol!
    Fabulous card Anne, love it in kraft.TFS
    Hugs x

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  32. Fabulous card, love the images and think the snow effect is great. The kraft card works so well with this design too xx

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  33. omg how cute is that image!! I am so in love with them!
    Love your card
    thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    Kelly
    xxx

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  34. I see you recycle, me too. Gorgeous card! Thank you.

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  35. Hi Anne,
    Gorgeous card, super cute image and I for one, never think you can have too much snow!!!
    Your cards are always fab, love them.
    Karen x

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  36. Just too cute. Love these little characters. :) So glad James is back as well.

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  37. Wow the new stamps are gorgeous. Lovely card.
    hugs Anke

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  38. Hallo Anne,

    I love your card, i love the images.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs Lotte

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  39. I think the snow tex looks great not heavy handed at all and the contrast with the kraft paper looks brill. Debra x

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  40. I love these images love the card love lotv
    Ann

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  41. Honestly, these stamps get CUTER every year!!!!!

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  42. Very cute, love the kraft with this stamp.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  43. Adorable stamp and great card!

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  44. Wonderful card and the stamps image is great.

    Hugs, Nanda

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  45. Oh dear, I can hear my wallet groaning! Very Cute stamp.

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  46. gorgeous card, so cute image! hugs, Helena

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  47. Stunning creation love the colours.Well done xx

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  48. Your card is wonderful.

    Hugs,
    bastel_fee

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  49. Gorgeous card, love this new image x Rachel

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  50. I love your kraft white combo and the images are so fun

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  51. Lovely card, cute new images.

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  52. I am amazed at these cards.. each one prettier than the next.

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  53. I am amazed at these cards.. each one prettier than the next.

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  54. Adorable card, and aren't the "critters" just the cutest? Have a great day.

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  55. I love these 3 characters together! What a fun card - I love how you made the snow bank!

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  56. Such a cute card! I love the kraft and white color combo and your snow is fabulous!
    <3 Emily L.

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  57. this is gorgeous Anne. I love the cute stamp and the fab design.
    Lorraine x

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  58. Beautiful card! Perfect in every detail! ^_^
    Vale ;)

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  59. Love your card and the new stamps! Hoping to win!

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  60. Oh wow, this is so cute. One hop in and I can already feel my debit card starting to wilt.

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  61. What a fun stamp! I like the texture in the snow too.

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  62. What a lovely bunch of winter/xmas animals..
    Great snow on the bottom of the card,
    thanks for sharing,
    Hugs Blankina

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  63. Lovely card! Already love the new stamps... lol

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  64. Great Job I can feel the cold already. I always love the animal stamps.

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  65. Wow, I love this card. This trio is so adorable ♥

    Hugs,
    Heike

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  66. Ha ha, snow ball fight..love it..

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  67. Fab images - love the snowballs! x

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  68. How adorable! Love the snowball fight :-) Perfect too for all of the animal lovers out there! Great use of the kraft paper - I'm going to have to find me those square doilies - love it. Thanks for the inspiration - I'm off to hop and see all of the other wonderful creations. Dee

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  69. Love your card and love the snow that you made for it... super cute and thanks for the chance to win!! Hoppin to the next one new :) cheers!

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  70. Absolutely love the Deco art snow!! wow its fantasticmake the image really stand out :0)

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  71. Ohhhhhh they are so cute and I love the clean look of your pretty card. hugs! Mojca

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  72. AAwww just gorgeous! I definetly NEED this one! ;D Lovin the fab snow too!
    Kelly.x

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  73. I love this one! This is on my list to buy. Gorgeous.

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  74. I love this card! This trio is so adorable ♥
    Greetings from Finland!

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  75. Oh my just gorgeous, I NEED them! Thanks for the hop.
    Jane x

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  76. I love the lace border accent you added.

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  77. Oh wow!! How sweet this is!! I love the texture you've given for the snow!! LOVE IT! :)

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  78. Gorgeous cute stamp, love the effects on Kraft.
    Hugs Ali x

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  79. Gorgeous card - love the colours x

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  80. Awe they look so sweet playing in the snow. TFS

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  81. Fabulous card. super image and I love the use of kraft card xx

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  82. What cute characters and papers too and love the different colour scheme for a christmas card but you could use these cuties for a winter birthday too.

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  83. love the images and the design

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  84. Anne, this is so cute! I love the snow you added and the kraft cardstock! Adorable image, too! I think I'm in trouble this release!

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  85. So sweet and lovely love it hugs Christa

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  86. Such a fun card Anne. Love the snow and all the snowflakes.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  87. Gosh they are having so much fun, fab card, great image, Kate x

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  88. your card is fab, great inspiration. ann

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  89. Lovely cute card Anne - I like the use of the doily and the snowtex for the snow.

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  90. Too cute. Love your card and image is great.

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  91. These are lovely, really in to cute and cuddly

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  92. Great card, love the kraft look

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  93. What a cute stamp! I love the way you've used the snow too!

    Emma x

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  94. Hello Anne! I love this scene very much. Kraft makes such a warm color combo with the white snow. Very pretty. Hugs.

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  95. The snowballs are just delightful, what a great card. Love the color combo, too.

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  96. Gorgeous stamp Anne, and love your kraft colour scheme.
    Pauline x

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  97. What a cutie - love the snowballs and fab texture.
    Thanks for a fun hop.
    Debs xx

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  98. Loving the card, it's so cute, and the lacy border just makes it perfect.
    Helen

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  99. Anne, you're right....I'm going to definitely want a lot of these newest stamps. This card is just adorable! Love your coloring and your fussy cutting is wonderful! --Gail

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  100. Wow, your card is so sweet, wonderful colors and Details. Love the new images.

    Hugs
    Heike

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  101. Oh Anne, I'm so pleased that these little characters are making another appearance. I bought some of the everyday images and they're adorable. Love the Christmas versions. Your card is beautiful. Love the texture. I'm soooooooooo gonna need these new images. I'm really looking forward to release day!! My wallet will be suitably warned "Beware ... I'm going in!!!"
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  102. Wow this is adorable .Love these papers and that snow is lush.Hugs Debbie x

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  103. Oh what a cute scene! the stamps are adorable and you made a gorgeous card!

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  104. Stunning card - love the dimension on the snow balls!

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  105. gorgeous card and such cute characters! x

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  106. Such a cute card, I love these characters! Might inspire me to get crafting again.
    Sarah xx

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  107. I love the way the snow covers the bottom of the frame! Kraft card is my favourite at the minute... Kate xx

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  108. Hi Anne,
    Wow,
    What a lovely card,
    loving your cute scene with those adorable characters,
    totally inspirational,
    simply stunning,
    hugs,
    Eather & Bronwyn x x

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  109. Aw wow so cute love this image x

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  110. Love the card it is so cute. I never heard of the snow tex paper. Will have to see if I can find it. Beautiful job on the card. Marge

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  111. Hi anne, Love this card and the snow is gorgeous. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  112. Lovely cute image and great colour combination. Very different than the usual colours used at Christmas.
    Lesley

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  113. How darling and sweet!!! I just love this image!!!

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  114. Lovely card esp the craft card colours - so different from the usual Christmas colours.

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  115. this is sooooo pretty Anne!! I can't wait to get my hands on that rubber!!

    Fi
    x

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  116. Ahh! Just too cute! How am I going to choose? Stuff it, I'll get the lot, lol! xx

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  117. What a wonderful card you've made with this sweet image, Anne!! Love all of them! Thank you for sharing this wonderful inspiration with us.
    Hugs, Karina

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  118. What an adorable stamp. I love the textured snowballs. Great inspiration!

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  119. Gorgeous card, really loving those snowballs. Jack, patch and puss look like they are having so much fun. xx

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  120. VERY cute! Like the use of Krafty papers.

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  121. Very clever to use the pop-up foam on the snowballs! Cute!
    Regards, Britta

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  122. Jack, Patch and Puss look ready for some playful fun! Adorable layout. :-)

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  123. So kewl and love that 3-D snow soo adorable with those cuties :)

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  124. Fabulous Anne. just love your doily it's beautiful. Started my "C cards this week. Debbiex

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  125. lovely card, I wouldn't of used white on kraft card but it looks great. I will have to try it out now xxx

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  126. I love the kraft card with the xmas images ans the snow looks great on the kraft too x

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  127. faboulas card love the craft card hugs Margit

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  128. Wow... Stunning card, and lovely image. Love the snow effect!!!

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  129. I think the snow effect is great!

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  130. Such cuteness!love it!

    Karen adams

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  131. Can you say ADORABLE! Lovely sweet card!

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  132. Can you say ADORABLE! Lovely sweet card!

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  133. Can you say ADORABLE! Lovely sweet card!

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  134. Jack, Patch and Puss look like a lot of fun! Love the Snow effect.

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  135. These guys are adorable. Love how you framed them. TFS

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  136. Beautiful card, so cute image :)

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  137. Adorable card! Love all that texture and the darling critters! Great coloring too!

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  138. Love your card Anne I'm obsessed with Kraft at the moment and this design is a great inspiration. Thanks Lisa xx

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  139. I like how the characters have been cut out, J,P and P are my favourite LOTV characters.

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  140. Great card! I like the snow balls.

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  141. Gorgeous card Anne those snowballs are fab!!

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  142. awww, so sweet and playful!

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  143. Loving the new stamps, hopping along to the next blog now. Thanks for the chance to win. Kim.

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  144. Ohhh these little animals.....how cute! Just like all the other lovely new stamps.

    Hugs,
    Jeannette

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  145. Wow absolutely loving the cards & brilliant ideas.
    Can't wait for LOTV to be on Create & Craft next week - sky record at the ready .........
    Fingers crossed I may be the lucky one to win the stamps
    Hugs
    Clare xxx

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  146. Such cuties! Beautiful card!
    I`m looking forward to sunday!
    xo Susanne H.

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  147. The card is so cute! Love the snow!

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  148. Super cute card Anne! Love the textured snow.

    Hugs,
    Iris

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  149. Totally cute - love this wee gang...LOVE their snowy playground!!!x

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  150. Oh how cute, maybe some-one could send me some snow at Chritmas:)

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  151. Cute card, and love the snow!

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  152. What a totally cute image. Love the Kraft not your usual Christmas colour. Great snow.

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  153. absoloutley love this card and the snow x

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  154. Almost a vintage card. Love it

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  155. This is gorgeous Anne, love the little scene you've made, such a cute image too! :D I really like the textures!

    Tanya xx

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  156. Dear Anne,

    So nice card is this, so lovely!
    I like this images alot!

    Have a nice weekend and greetings,
    Marieke

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  157. Gorgeous card thank you for the opportunity of winning the stamps. Off to hop. Lizzie xx

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  158. Oooh Anne! This is simply GORGEOUS! Really looks as if they are playing in the snow having all that fun on the front of your card! :) And you CUT each one out?!!! Omgosh, I am AWFUL at cutting!!!!!!! This is soooo FABULOUS .. I LOVE it! :)

    As always, I've had a wonderful hop with you lovely ladies!

    Sending Big Hugs,
    Elise

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  159. What a nice card. Love the colors!
    Hugs Britt

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  160. Oh so very, very cute!! Love the entire card!!!
    Teri

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  161. Anne, I love your card, the image is so cute but your colouring is amazing. Wish I could colour like that. I had the opportunity to visit the store last September and loved it.

    Elaine

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  162. Love the new stamps and your card they are both fabulous. I would just love to win the stamps. Thanks Wendy

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  163. This is so super cute!! :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    x

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  164. Love the card image great & the snowy balls add to the image perfectly

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  165. Love the use of the kraft paper and the doily, how pretty but not too girly.

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  166. Gorgeous, love the snowballs.

    Kat x

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  167. Love, love, love your card!

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  168. Great card. What fun new images and I love your snow. :)

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  169. Gorgeous and cute! I think the snow looks great actually.

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  170. HUGE LOVER OF KRAFT X this ticks all the boxes for me love it x

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  171. bellissima la tua card! mi piacciono molto i timbri che hai usato e l'effetto neve è spettacolare!
    laura

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  172. Love these characters. Thanks Anne. xxx

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  173. Gorgeous card Anne. Love the scene you've made.

    Deborah A

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  174. I love this! It makes me look forward to playing in the snow!

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  175. Ha Ha.. I guess they wont stop throwing snowballs until there is no more snow left!.. Adorable guys and Great idea with the card! :o) FAB FAB snow! :o)

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  176. Brilliant card...love the white and craft papers together...joolsx

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x