3 April 2017

April My Monthly Hero Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today I have the pleasure of taking part in the Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop. The kit releases today and I have to say, it's a great one! Like I said in my post on Friday, it's especially good for all the women in our lives and for my cards today, I went with a friendship theme. I have focussed on using the main stamp set in the kit which is a fab DIY person set. You can create women with different heads, outfits, arms, feet etc. It is a lot of fun!
 
If you are following along with the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Libby. If you get lost a long the way, I have a full list of participants below.


For my first card, I started off with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the head, top, jeans and feet to create my woman. These stamps are really quite easy to line up but I did use a stamp positioning tool to help me out. These were all stamped using Intense Black Ink. I then coloured the image with Copic Markers.


The sentiment, from the Dress Up Stamp & Cut (a fabulous add-on that can be purchased separately), was stamped to the side. The panel was then cut down to 3.5" x 4.75" and added to a card base made using the teal cardstock included in the kit, with foam tape.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. 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.



COPIC MARKERS: Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20. Hair - E23, E25, E27, E49. Top - BG78, BG57, BG18, BG13, BG01. Trousers - T10, T8, T7, T6. Ground - W5, W3, W1.


Since I had so much fun building the woman using the stamps, I decided to create another. Again, I mixed and matched her head, top, arms, skirt and legs. When stamping the legs, I did mask off the skirt to make the legs fit a little better. The image was coloured with Copic Markers. This time I went for a softer look, just adding a slight bit of colour to each part of her.


The sentiment, from the same main stamp set, was stamped next to her using Intense Black Ink and Ultra Pink Ink. I took a white 4" x 5.25" card base and added a panel of the gorgeous shimmery pink cardstock that comes in the kit on top. The image panel was then added with foam tape.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. 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.



COPIC MARKERS: Skin - E11, E00, E000. Hair - E55, E53. Skirt - RV55, RV52. Ground - W3, W1, W0.
 
THE KIT:

The MMH kit contains:
1 6"8" Clear stamp set
18 Coordinating frame cuts dies
1 bottle Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops
3 Ink cubes (Lavender, Teal, Midnight)
2 half sheets Onyx shimmer cardstock
2 half sheets Pink shimmer cardstock
2 half sheets Tiffany Blue cardstock
18" long pearl string
Themed paper clips
 
That is a whopping $70 worth of product fro only $34.99 (approx. £28.00). It is limited edition so grab one while you can. You can also subscribe to the kit so that you do not miss out.
 
There are also several great add-on products this month. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from any Hero Arts retailer.



 
BLOG HOP:

Here is the full list of participants in the hop:
 
Michelle Short - you are here!

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. If the winner has already purchased the kit, they will be reimbursed for it. Giveaway closes Sunday, April 9th at 11.59pm EST. The winner will be announced the following week.
 
As you can see, I am last in the hop. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the inspiration throughout the hop. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great rest of the day!

160 comments:

  1. Love love love this set! So excited to get it!

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  2. Gorgeous cards!! Love the images of the women. Amazing coloring! Perfect for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing :)
    cheers
    preeti

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  3. Beautiful cards! I can't wait to get a set! 💕🌸

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  4. What classy and chic cards. This is an awesome kit!

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  5. Love this kit, and I love how you used them.

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  6. Everyone I know would love to get one of these great cards with such Important sentiments! Lovely coloring also!

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  7. These are beautiful cards! That's for sharing your ideas and talent with us

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  8. Great cards! Simply lovely.

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  9. Lovely, elegant cards. They really highlight the beautiful images.

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  10. Love your cards! I can not wait to make some cards like you! This set looks like so much fun, eek, can't wait until it arrives.

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  11. Oh I just love this set and your cards are lovely. I can't wait to try these out.
    Take care
    Tracy

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  12. Classy and elegant cards!!!

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  13. Cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Love your cards! They are gorgeous!!!

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  15. Wow what an amazing stamp set reminds me ofvdress up dolls when I was a child. Hero Arts always come up trumps!!!😊

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  16. Hello Michelle,
    Your cards are lovely. This HA Kit is so fun!😻👏🏻

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  17. Very sweet. Love ht pink card.

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  18. Very nice cards. Well done. TFS

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  19. Beautiful cards. The capri pants are calling to me! Just love thia month's kit!

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  20. Really love your cards! Great colors and layouts. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  21. Gorgeous CAS cards! I love them both so much. I want this kit so bad.

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  22. This was a very fun hop! thanks for the chance to win

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  23. Great CAS cards! Love this kit!!

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  24. Love the touch
    of color behind
    your cards, great
    designs.
    Carla from Utah

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  25. LOVE your cards and this new kit!!!

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  26. wonderful cards Michelle - thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. What a great set. Your cards are pretty.

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  28. I love the CAS design of both of these. This is such an awesome
    and elegant set.

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  29. What a great kit this month! I love the "chic" cards you've created with it. Gorgeous!

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  30. Such fun cards. Love your coloring. What a fun new kit & add ons. Thanks.

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  31. I always look forward to seeing what you are going to make with new kits, this is fantastic, I love what you have made, gorgeous xx

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  32. Love your cards! This set is amazing! Takes me back to the days of paper dolls! Thanks for sharing your inspiration and talents with us!

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  33. Thank you for sharing your ideas!!

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  34. Pretty pretty cards, amazing coloring!

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  35. Cute cards. I love the April My Monthly Hero Kit.

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  36. Cute cards. I love the April My Monthly Hero Kit.

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  37. Have to order this kit. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Cute cards! I especially like the one with the pink dress. Very pretty.

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  39. Both of your cards are so enchanting, especially because of the colors you chose. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  40. Great cards. Love your colouring too.

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  41. These are so pretty, I love the coordinated card stock!

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  42. Hi Michelle, Lovely cards! Love, love your work! Thanks for the share!

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  43. Very pretty cards. Thank you for your inspiration. I can't wait to try something similar!

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  44. Lovely cards! This set is just darling and I can't wait to get mine. I love the pop of pink in the sentiment to match the dress in the second card. Very fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Beautiful cards! Wonderful kit.

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  46. Adorable. Just love the April My Monthly Hero kit.

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  47. Love your cards! Simple yet so friendly and encouraging. Super cute & chic!

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  48. So pretty and retro looking...love!

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  49. Great cards! Such a fun kit to play withand your coloring is terrific.

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  50. I love the cards you have made with this kit, Michelle! Very pretty.

    joybird1223@gmail.com

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  51. Love your cards! So much fun seeing how you put the parts together. So many possibilities! Can't wait to get my kit!

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  52. Beautiful cards, Michelle! I absolutely adore the softness of the second card. Gorgeous!

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  53. Love both of the cards, especially the first one, that little bit of teal on the sides really makes the copic colours stand out.

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  54. Really love both your cards!! This is an awesome kit & quite different than the usual!!

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  55. I love the colors. Vibrant.

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  56. I love these cards so much! Your coloring is amazing on these gorgeous images. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  57. Love how you can mix and match! Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

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  58. such lovely cards, and what a fun kit!

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  59. Love the cards and how you presented them. thanks for sharing.

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  60. This is STUNNING!!! LOVE these cards!!

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  61. These cards are delightful. . .simple designs and coloring that illustrate the saying that less is more. . .Thanks for sharing the cards and your creativity.

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  62. Both your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing....

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  63. Really cute cards! Love the design.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  64. Michelle, love how you mixed the images for your first card...our cards are so similar but so different. Love your pink card too! So pretty!!

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  65. I love these cards! The first reminds me of my best friend and the second is just lovely.

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  66. Super adorable! I love them all!

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  67. So many great ideas from this Blog Hop and your examples!

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  68. Such sweet simple cards! I love them. I love the new Hero Arts kit!

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  69. Thanks for the inspiration Michele. Your cards are so pretty have a wonderful day.

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  70. Love what you've done with it,can't wait to play!

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  71. Love your sweet cards Michelle! I can see myself playing with this kit all day and never getting bored! I still love paper dolls :)

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  72. Love both of your cards! Love the simplicity of the first one and the soft coloring of the second one. The images you created with this kit are just beautiful.

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  73. Classy cards! Love them and this kit!

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  74. Lovely cards. The girl in the capris my favorite. TFS.

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  75. To be young and have those bodies - those
    were the days.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  76. Lovely ladies!!! Thank you for sharing you art works.

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  77. Super fun and chic cards Michelle! Perfect sampling of what can be done with this kit.

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  78. Both cards are simple, which makes them extra special! Good work. :-)

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  79. Love the CAS look! These stamps are so amazing and versatile!!!!!!

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  80. You always create the most amazing art!

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  81. Great work on these neat cards. TFS.

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  82. I love these cards! What a great Blog Hop!!

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  83. Both cards are lovely. I like how you grounded the lady on the first card. I need to practice that technique.

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  84. Both cards are so pretty, Michelle! Sure to bring big smiles!

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  85. Great cards. I like how clean and simple they are.

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  86. Wow! Beautiful glamorous cards!!!

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  87. Love your cards!! Simple yet so pretty!!

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  88. love the cards and the kit. It can be use for any occasion

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  89. Wonderful cards. The kit makes me think about the paper dolls we had when I was a kid!

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  90. Michelle, these are the perfect example of how to use the kit! The colors, the sentiments, the ladies...you really hit it! Thank you for sharing!

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  91. All these cards are great. Nice coloring. I am looking forward to getting this kit.

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  92. Great cards! Such beautiful images!

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  93. Cute color coordinated cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. A lucky friend is receiving those beautiful cards. Thank you to Hero Arts for the opportunity to win a kit.

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  95. These are wonderful! Love the shading you did on the skirt.

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  96. Michelle these cards are gorgeous. I have loved this blog hop seeing how you have all used this stamp kit. TYFS

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  97. You did a great job of showing how simple it is to make elegant cards with minimal supplies. Great job, and wonderful inspiration.

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  98. These cards have a wonderful retro look. Haha! I remember the 50's and 60's more than I should admit:) love the swirly skirt with a touch of pink. Thank you for sharing.

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  99. Very pretty and fashionable.

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  100. I just love how feminine these images look - lovely cards that inspire!

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  101. Fabulous, I really love the second one. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  102. Awesome work with an awesome kit!

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  103. This is such a wonderful set! I hope it is as easy for me as you all make it look! I can't wait to make cards for my granddaughter (12 yrs old in June).. she is going to LOVE it!

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  104. Lovely cards! Love your soft coloring, it really suits this classy images. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  105. Sweet cards love that skirt it is so cute

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  106. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing

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  107. Love the retro feel of your fabulous cards! I had paper dolls as a little girl and loved playing with them. The mixing and matching of the ladies in this kit reminds me of my childhood and I know I'm going to love playing with this kit!!

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  108. Fabulous cards! I love the clean and simple design which reminds me of a fashion designer's sketch. Thanks for sharing :)

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  109. So pretty! Now I really want the kit!

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  110. Fun girlie cards - love them all. What a fun theme for the new kit.

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  111. Love the simple cards, especially the soft look to them.

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  112. LOve all the pretty cards you made from this neat monthly card kit! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Gin K.~

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  113. so fun and girly! i want to send one to all my besties! thanks for sharing!!

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  114. This kit reminds me of paper dolls, so many outfits to mix and match. You show it off well. Thanks for the chance.

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  115. Gorgeous cards, love them!

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  116. I love that this kit is so feminine.

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  117. Such beautiful cards! I love what you did with this release! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    -Miranda
    TheCraftyCritter.com

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  118. An absolutely fabulous kit and an absolutely fabulous inspiration with these cards. Reminds me of those dressing up dollies :) xx

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  119. Absolutely beautiful cards, Michelle!!! I can't wait to get my kit! 😆 P.S. Thanks for listing what copic colors you used for each area!

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  120. I love these images and the coloring is perfection!

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  121. beautiful and super femenine cards!!!

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  122. Love your card designs. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. This seems like a very clever stamp set.
    And I adore the cards you've made with it.
    Kathleen Mc xx

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  124. Every person on this hop are EXTREMELY talented. I have so many ideas running through my head now it's unreal!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing cards!!!

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  125. Fab Cards. Can not wait until my orders come in.

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  126. Gorgeous cards! Looks like so much fun building your figures - kind of like paper dolls!

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  127. This is just a totally unique set!

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  128. Really beautiful cards, thank you so much for sharing.

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  129. Fantastic coloring talent! I love these cards...they are so simple yet elegant and at the same time flirty! Great job!

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  130. Your cards came out sooo cute!

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  131. Wonderful new kit! Love your cars!

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  132. I love the soft colouring - your cards are very pretty and elegant!

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  133. Your coloring is beautiful. This kit looks like so much fun!

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  134. Both of these lovely women are great! Really like your cards!

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  135. beautiful layout. i can't wait to start with my kit. but of course i have to visit all the blogs for inspiration before diving in.

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  136. Love this kit and the fun cards you made with it! Very nice- Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

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  137. I love your second card. Something about black and soft pink together is so appealing!

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  138. Lovely colouring, as always, Michelle.

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  139. Awesome CAS cards!!! Love how the stamps take centre stage!

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  140. Gorgeous cards. I love the layout of them.

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  141. I have enjoying seeing/reading all the blogs! This kit speaks for itself so much already on all the creative ides I've read throughout the hop. The clean and simple style of your cards illustrate so well with these images in the kit! Thank you for sharing your cards. They are so beautiful!

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  142. Such simple, yet beautiful carlds...love them!

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