3 July 2017

Hero Arts My Monthly July 2017 Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts for July. The kit has a beautiful floral and gardening theme to it. You get two stamp sets in the kit and they contain lots of flowers, as well as the containers to put them in, as well as some fabulous accompanying sentiments.
 
For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Amy, but of you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

For my card, I started off with a piece of watercolour paper (this is not the same paper as you get in the kit but I think the texture is pretty similar) and cut this using one of the Rectangle Infinity Dies. I stamped the jug on to it using Intense Black Ink. I made a mask for this and added it on top. I then stamped the sweet peas image so that the flower stems were inside the jug. I removed the mask and then water coloured the image.
 
 
I used Distress Ink along with water and a paint brush to colour the flowers and the jug first. The Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink would work perfectly for the jug to give an aged metal look but since I do not have it (yet!), I just used the regular Distress one. I then added in some ground and a light blue background (The inks I used are linked below in the supplies section). After this had dried, I added a little bit of extra pink on to the flowers using a Prismacolor Pencil. The sentiment is from the Little Florals add-on set. I thought it went so well with the flowers. The panel was adhered to an A2 Fog card base with foam tape. To finish off, I added three tiny pearls to the jug.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the letters below the product to shop at your favourite store - Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Hero Arts (HA), Seven Hills Crafts (SHC) Amazon (AZ) etc. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.



THE KIT:

 
 The July MMH Kit contains:

2 4" x 6" Clear stamp sets
17 Coordinating Frame Cuts
5 Recycled paper heart large confetti pieces (assorted colours)
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Iced Spruce
Handmade Cold Press 100% recycled watercolour paper (1 6" x 6" circle with deckled edges, 3 5" x 7" sheets both 140lb)
 
That is an amazing $74 worth of products for only $34.99 (approx. £28.00). Remember that the kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. There is a subscription service and you can find out all about that here and you can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. If you are an international subscriber you get reduced shipping price too!

As always, there are some fabulous add-on products this month as well. Remember these are not limited edition and can be purchased from any of your favourite Hero Arts retailers, as well as the Hero Arts shop. Here is a look at them:


BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop:
 
 
GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader. The winner will be selected from all of the comments left along all the blogs in the hop. So the more you comment, the more chances you have to win the kit. If the winner has already bought the kit, they will be reimbursed for it. Giveaway closes Sunday, July 9th at 11.59pm EST, and the winner will be announced the following week.
 
Next on the hop is the amazing Libby. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a great day! 

205 comments:

  1. So soft and pretty--I like how you colored the flowers.

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  2. I love the simple beauty of your card!

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  3. I adore the coloring you did on these sweet peas!

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  4. Gorgeous card, Michelle! Beautiful watercoloring and I love how you added those sweet pearls to the jug...such a lovely touch!

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  5. So soft and beautiful! Happy 4th!

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  6. Absolutely adore your coloring of those flowers!!!! wow - just wow.

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  7. Love this kit and your card!

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  8. Awesome designs. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Your card is very lovely! Adding the pearls is such a pretty touch to this amazing card! Thank you for sharing!!

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  10. Have to love the pearls - what a cute and creative idea!! Such a lovely feminine touch!! :)

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  11. Love the simplicity of your examples - great designs using the new kit.

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  12. Your color choice and shading are superb!!!!! I have seen Sweet Peas that were colored like that naturally. SO NICE!

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  13. Stunning card, those little pearls are such a pretty addition to the jug!!!

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  14. Such a sweet card, I really like the little pearls you added to the can.

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  15. There is so much to love in this kit! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  16. I think the lavender is my favorite!

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  17. As mentioned, your coloring is fantastic!

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  18. Brillant on the use of the pearls. Adds so such a special touch.

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  19. I really like your sweet card.

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  20. Beautiful coloring, love the pearls!

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  21. The simple cards always draw my attention. I know this took a lot of effort but it really is candy to my eye. Beautiful.

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  22. Clean and simple goodness!

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  23. The pearls on the watering can is so clever!

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  24. This is just perfect. I love the soft colors and the simple elegance of the card. TFS. Daria

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  25. Beautiful coloring, they really look like sweet peas

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  26. So very pretty & I like the three embellishments on the watering can.

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  27. I love how you used this kit! :)

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  28. This is so gorgeous! I love the two-toned flowers.

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  29. I love when crafters add colored pencil to watercolors!!

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  30. Love how you colored the flowers and the accent of the container.. so perfect.

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  31. I love the combination of pink and gray. Your arrangement is just beautiful, Michelle.

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  32. Beautiful water coloring! The oxide inks are my favorite to use!

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  33. I love your bucket of sweet peas. They are one of my favorite flowers and yours are just lovely. Thanks for making (or helping remember) a memory for me.

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  34. Lovely water coloring. Very classy looking card. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. Gorgeous card. Very pretty x

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  36. I love the elegance of this and the little pearls on the can make it stunning great choice idea. I always love your cards on your youtube channel.

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  37. beautiful card... the coloring is just amazing!!

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  38. what a lovely card, Michelle - wonderful colors and coloring!

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  39. Love love love everything about this!

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  40. This is one of my favorite kits. Love your card!

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  41. Very pretty card! I love seeing how everybody watercolors in different ways.

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  42. Beautiful watercoloring. Love the soft shades.

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  43. Beautiful cards, your coloring is wonderful!

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  44. Love love love the way you colored your pansies! So pretty! Great new HA release! Loving this hop with all it's talent and inspiration! Thanks for sharing yours!

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  45. Your card is very elegant. Love the metal look with the iced spruce ink.

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  46. Lovely card. The soft colouring is perfect.

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  47. Your card is so gorgeous in its simplicity. Thank you for sharing such wonderful inspiration !

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  48. Wow, this is beautiful. You colored the flowers so prettily and I love the color of the watering can. And the pearls make it special.

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  49. Pretty card. Soft and simple.

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  50. Love your sweet peas the colours look so real. Great card,thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win too.

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  51. Such a lovely card, so clean and fresh!

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  52. Gorgeous shading and shadows

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  53. What a LOVELY card. The soft pinks and yellows with the soft grey and muted backgrounds... you really did such a wonderful job. TY!

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  54. Love the declicate stamp and the coloring!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. Love your watercolor, so soft and pretty.

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  56. This is so pretty. I love the addition of the pearls!!

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  57. Lovely card. Loving the kit and the pearls you used to accent the card. Sweet and artsy kit.

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  58. Very subtle yet effective... thank you!

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  59. SO pretty! Love your coloring and those three pearls just finish it off. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  60. Lovely watercoloring and CAS design!

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  61. What a beautiful card!! I love the pearls as a finishing touch!

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  62. Your watercoloring is beautiful! I love the use of masking too! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  63. Your card is beautiful with the soft colors!

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  64. This is such a pretty card, Michelle. I love the soft touch on this sweet card!

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  65. Your sweet peas look perfect!

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  66. this card is so pretty, the flowers are so delicate. Really inspiring.

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  67. Love your card, simple and beautiful!!!

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  68. Thank you for sharing. Love the card

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  69. I love how you used the little pearls to highlight the black stamp line your card. It added elegance to the tin water pitcher. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. Lovely card!! Thx for sharing!!

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  71. Oh so pretty, I love those little beads on the watering can!

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  72. What a cute card! Good for any occasion

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  73. Love your work. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Beautiful card. I love the coloring and the awesome pearls on the water can. Beautiful. What a fun stamp set.

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  75. I absolutely adore the coloring of your images! The pink and yellow looks so delicate and beautiful. Thanks so much.

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  76. Love the design of this card! Color, simplicity, gorgeous!!

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  77. Wow! Such a lovely card!!! Too pretty!!!

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  78. I loved your light hand on the watercolor and colored pencils. It made the flowers light and airy. So sweet.

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  79. Adorable cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  80. So beautiful! Love the the little pearls, such a great touch :)
    Thanks for the inspiration xxx

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  81. I like the container you chose for your bouquet. I love the container stamps in the kit. Thanks

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  82. The aged metal look..........SUCESS!

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  83. Oh Michelle, your card is amazing! Just beautiful, well done!

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  84. I love the simplicity of this beautiful card! Pink and yellow flowers have to be one of my fav color combos!!

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  85. Such a pretty card - I really like how delicate the background looks!

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  86. Fantastic card! I'll definitely going to try the oxide ink out for coloring the watering can, that's such a good idea!

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  87. Such a gorgeous card, love the soft and pretty look.

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  88. a very soft and pretty card. there are times we need soft and simple cards. thanks for sharing

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  89. Excellent CAS card!Love it!

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  90. Perfect for any occasion card.

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  91. Michelle - I so appreciate the detail and soft palette the you used in this card. I also liked the pears that you put on the watering can. What a feminine touch. I too do not have the distress oxides as it is not in my budget although I am looking forward to having on to play around with and than you for the idea of combing the oxide with my distress colors!

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  92. So pretty! I love the softness to the card. The watering can looks lovely with the pearls.

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  93. Beautiful, beautiful watercoloring!

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  94. I really love that sweet pea image. Beautiful card.

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  95. I love the soft look of this card.

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  96. Beautiful, soft colors and a great card. I love the pearl accents. Thank you for sharing

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  97. Wonderful card. I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Simple, but elegant design. Beautiful!

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  99. Love the details!! So pretty!!

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  100. Lovely cards Michelle! I love the pearls on the bucket! I never would have thought of that.

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  101. like the colors of the sweet peas. so realistic.

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  102. This card is so simple, yet totally beautiful. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  103. Very sweet card and loving the color choices on the flowers.

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  104. Love your beautiful card! You can create with these supplies year round, and for all occasions. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  105. Hi Michelle ~ Your watercoloring is simply beautiful and I happen to love all things Distress Inks!! The pearls on the pitcher add such an elegant finishing touch to your card, along with the grounding and light blue background. Beautifully done. Thanks for the inspiration using this fabulous kit. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  106. Love your beautiful cards!

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  107. Great coloring.
    Simple but so pretty.
    thanks for sharing

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  108. What a lovely card and such beautiful shading and detail.

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  109. Your card is so elegant and lovely!! The color combinations are beautiful and I love the embellished pitcher.

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  110. Soft and sweet! I love the color.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  111. Gorgeous coloring, love your shading! And the tiny pearls are such a sweet addition.

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  112. I love how you water colored on this card and love the touch of the pearls.

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  113. Oh my but this is just lovely! Love your coloring and colors picked.

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  114. I love the beautiful simplicity of this card. The pearls a such a nice touch.

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  115. Wow! I love the way your watercolouring! Just gorgeous! I love using Distress Inks too!!

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  116. Love the pearl addition to the bucket. I never would have thought to do this.

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  117. Lovely card! I think the pearls are a fun finishing touch! :)

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  118. beautiful - the pearls are the perfect added touch! love it.

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  119. What a beautiful card. Your water coloring is exceptional. The simple elegant design is lovely.

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  120. Elegant and beautiful card. I love the shadowing you did and light shading.

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  121. Such lovely water coloring, and the addition of the tiny pearls exemplifies the daintiness of the image!

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  122. Such a lovely card! Love sweet peas!

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  123. Very elegant card. Great Job!

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  124. Oh Michelle, Your card is so beautiful. I love the soft pastel colors!

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  125. Love the watercoloring. This set is just perfect for it

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  126. Lovely coloring! Another awesome kit... so many beautiful stamps and dies!

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  127. Your flower arrangement is so lovely! It's country style with pearls! I'll have to try your technique of using prismacolor over watercolor. It makes the flowers glow with life. Thank you for sharing your Hero Arts July 2017 Kit inspiration! :-)

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  128. Love the way you painted the vase and the flowers .

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  129. Very simple and beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  130. I love the colors you used your cards turned out very nice!!

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  131. Such a simple yet very beautiful card! Love it!!

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  132. Very nice! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

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  133. what a lovely card! so elegant especially with the pearls on the water can. thanks for sharing!!

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  134. I love this card! I am loving how many simple yet very beautiful designs can be created with this kit. When I first saw it, i though how nice, byyg now interested. After seeing all of these amazing cards, i realize how much this kit needs to fit into my collection.

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  135. Very pretty, subtle and dainty use of watercolour! Love it! Thank you!

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  136. This is Beautiful and just what I like!

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  137. Gorgeous card - looks like you could just reach right out and pick the flowers ! Great new release !

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  138. Oh my goodnesses, Michelle. Your card is just precious! The coloring is amazing. Sigh!

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  139. Thank you for the lovely card.

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  140. Great kit! Beautiful card! Pearls are a great touch. Thanks for sharing!

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  141. Beautiful design! Love your coloring. Anxious to get the kit.

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  142. What a lovely can of flowers! Love the addition of the pearls!

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  143. I love the soft beauty of your card!

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  144. Very pretty--love the soft colors of your flowers, just awesome!

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  145. Beautifully simple, simply beautiful!

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  146. Love this kit - thanks for the inspiration:)

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  147. This is a beautiful card! Great work.

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  148. This is one of my favorite kits so far. Wonderful coloring and love the pearl detail on the tin!!

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  149. The pearls are a lovely touch, nice card!

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  150. Oh my gosh, I love how you colored your flowers! All those colors in one flower. I have to see how you did that because I want to try it. You also used my favorite color, yellow. I see you water colored the flowers and then added some colored pencils. I've never done that before and I want to try it because I totally love the look it gives. I love the look of the watering can and how it looks like metal and the 3 pearls on the can. This is a beautiful card and you're coloring is spot on.Thank you for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win this kit. I can't wait to win it!

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  151. Love the pale background behind it, looks great :)

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  152. such a beautiful card, so elegant ♥ loving the new kit!

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  153. beautiful. You inspire me to practice my watercoloring

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  154. Your message is perfect for the stamps you used - thanks!

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  155. Greata color combo on the flowers. I must remember this.

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  156. Great kit release! AWESOME card! I especially love the soft coloring!

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  157. Great kit release! AWESOME card!

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  158. This is such a pretty card - simple and elegant!

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  159. I really, really love how you colored the flowers.. The pearls on the can give it that refined vintage look! Very pretty!

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  160. Beautiful colouring Michelle on this gorgeous card and sweet peas are one of my favourite flowers.
    Tracey.x

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  161. Love this wonderful card michelle! Your soft colouring is beautiful, such delicate shades . Wonderful x

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  162. Beautiful sweet peas! Your card makes me happy!

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  163. Very pretty and soft colored card.

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  164. such a pretty card - clean & simply but so lovely!

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  165. Beautiful card; great colouring, especially the jug !
    Warm summergreetings from Belgium.

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  166. You know those three tiny pearls just make the rest of the card so very lovely!

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  167. So pretty! love the soft colouring.

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