27 August 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day One + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be taking part in Rubeena's Anniversary Blog Hop today. It is a two day hop with lots of guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes to be won! We are celebrating it being four years since Rubeena started cardmaking but also crafting in general. This is a wonderful industry and community and I am so happy to be part of it. More details on the hop below. If for some reason, you do not already know Rubeena. Do go and follow her, not only is she a wonderful kind woman, she is an amazing card maker too.
 
Three of my favourite companies are sponsoring the hop - Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp, so I wanted to use products from all three companies on my card today.
 

I started off by stamping the floral image from the Clearly Besotted On Your Day set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then coloured the image using Polychromos pencils (the colouring was inspired by Jenny, the amazing owner of CB. The colours I used are listed below the supplies section). The image was then fussy cut out and set aside.
 
 
I took a panel of white cardstock and die cut the new Hero Arts Woodgrain Texture Fancy Die from it. This die is wonderful! I love the woodgrain texture. This was added to a white card base that is 5.15" x 3.75" (I wanted a smaller size card so that the image could hang off the side but still fit in an A2 envelope). The image was added on with tape runner.
 
 
I took the SSS Big Friend Die and cut the word die layer from black cardstock (I added Stick It to the back before die cutting) and the outline/bubble from vellum. These were layered up and added to the card with liquid glue. I stamped a sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Tiny Type set on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was then added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Ice Cube Jewels.
 
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 logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
 
 
POLYCHROMOS: Flowers - 249, 138, 160, 134, Caran d'Ache Luminance 001. Leaves - 267, 168, 112, 171, Caran d'Ache Luminance 001.
 
 
BLOG HOP: 

 

For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Lisa Tilson. The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Erum Tasneem. To start the hop from the beginning, please head over to Rubeena's Blog.
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
There are tons of prizes to be won during this two day hop. Sponsors are giving away the following:
 
Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders - card kit (worth $55)
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinder dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6" stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card.
 
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes is to leave a comment during the hop. The winners will be randomly selected from all of the comments left on all of the blogs in the hop. The winners will be announced by Rubenna on Wednesday September 5th. For full details on the giveaway, please visit Rubeens's Blog. Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, I hope you have a great day!

179 comments:

  1. Michelle this is an absolutely stunning card! You are making me want to go and get my pencils out right away! Absolutely gorgeous colouring and I love how you have combined all three companies to make this fabulous card! Lisa xx

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  2. Your coloring is absolutely extraordinary!!!

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  3. Really like the flower extending beyond the card base. Pretty colors as well. Thank you for sharing this idea.

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  4. You are such a talented artist! Thank you to all for inspiring me to create.

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  5. Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors. Your coloring with the Polychromos pencils is amazing!

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  6. Well Michelle you've done it again. What a stunning card and fantastic colouring. Must have a go with all the pencils I have in my craft room, but it won't look like this. Thanks for sharing and see you again tomorrow for CB teasers.
    Tracey.x

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  7. Stunning coloring and I love the leaf off the side! Well done!

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  8. What a beautiful thank you card! I love the background!

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  9. Your card is so beautiful. I love the die cut you used in the background.

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  10. A very, good friend gives cards like that!

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  11. Such a pretty sweet card. Love it .❤️💕❤️

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  12. Absolutely beautiful card...coloring is exquisite!!

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  13. purple flowers are beautiful, and love the texture on the background!

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  14. Beautiful card! Love the textured background, very classy.

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  15. So beautiful! Those blooms look really gorgeous! And I love subtle texture in the background.

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  16. Love the wood grain embossing in
    the background. The flowers
    are gorgeous. Thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Love your card, it is gorgeous!!

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  18. How gorgeous the
    coloring is and
    great dies.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. What a pretty card and great coloring! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of this blog hop!

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  20. OMG! The purple color is so vivid! WOW! I love your detail!

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  21. Your card is really beautiful. TFS!

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  22. I love this card, the flower is beautiful. Your coloring is also amazing.

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  23. Wow - the coloring is wonderful! I will need to practice a LOT more as would love to get results like yours! Beautiful card, TFS!

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  24. The woodgrain background is so great with the flowers. NICE job

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  25. The purple flower is gorgeous and stands out on the card. Love it.

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  26. Beautiful cards, I love the colors!

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  27. Michelle, this is an absolutely stunning card. I love the way you colored the flowers and the woodgrain background adds a simple, stunning background. TFS

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  28. Oh how beautiful this card was.....great stamp set...and I love that beautiful white wood-grained background paper....this has been a really fun blog hop in honor of Rubeena...thank you for particiating......big hugs

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  29. I really love the way you colored the flowers , Michelle... so pretty and bright!

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  30. You had me at the purple! Soooo pretty! Wow, really gorgeous coloring
    of these beautiful blooms. I love that woodgrain BG, too.

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  31. Gorgeous coloring!! What a beautiful floral image and off the edge design.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  32. Terrific card. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. A very beautiful card, Michelle!

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  34. This is really beautiful. Love the card design , the background and the colors.

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  35. So pretty, love your colors & design for the card!

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  36. You have created a gorgeous floral card for your friend and I think your colouring is just so perfect, thanks for the inspiration.
    Diane Lousie xx

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  37. Wow! Purple is my favorite color and you have made it the star of the show with these gorgeous blooms. Love the subtle wood grain in the background!

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  38. This card is absolutely stunning!!! I am obsessed with purple and your coloring is amazing!!

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  39. Gorgeous! Your card is one of my favorites in the hop!

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  40. I love how your flowers turned out. Great job coloring!

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  41. Your flowers are so pretty. I love using colored pencils and seeing what others create with them.

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  42. Such pretty card and awesome inspiration!

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  43. Beautiful card. The coloring is amazing.

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  44. Love your beautiful card.
    (Gilda)

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  45. Lovely, lovely card. The woodgrain background is awesome and using vellum for the "friend" outline is so perfect. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration.

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  46. Beautiful card! Fresh, light and airy. Fantastic pencil work, love the soft texture - so life-like.

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  47. Your colouring of florals is amazing. Love this. Cheers, Dotty

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  48. Lovely card. Love the flower and large sentiment.

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  49. Beautiful coloring of these lovely flowers! Pretty card! Thanks for celebrating Rubeena's crafting anniversary with this awesome hop!

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  50. Such a lovely card! Love your color choices, too.

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  51. Love the purple of this card!!! Gorgeous!

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  52. Love the purple and the green together. Such a pretty card.
    Thanks for sharing

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  53. Beautiful card and amazing colouring! Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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  54. This is such a great card design! I love how the flower just pops off the edge and yet the card still fits in a regular envelope.

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  55. It means so much to me that you are part of my celebration!!! I hope you're doing well, and I think of you often! Your card is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and how you do such wonderful designs. Thank you for being you! Hugs!!!

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  56. What a nice card! I love the color choice for the flowers! Great coloring.

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  57. I just love the coloring on this amazing floral stamp. Great color choices and the fact that you used pencils is even better. I'm still finding my way with them but I love using colored pencils. TFS!

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  58. Absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring is amazing.

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  59. I love how adding the texture to the white card makes the flowers just pop off the front. A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Absolutely beautiful shading on the flowers & leaves!! Shading seems to be beyond my ability. I also like the background using the woodgrain texture die. Lovely card for sure.

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  62. WOW Michelle, this is beautiful. These are 3 of my fave companies as well and I am appreciative of their generosity in sponsoring Ruby's hop!This is very telling of their kindness, no?

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  63. Simple and just amazingly elegant!!!

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  64. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card.

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  65. Awesome card! I love the gorgeous coloring! Congrats to Rubeena!

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  66. Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love your card inspiration too! It's beautiful!

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  67. Such a pretty card! Love the colors and how you made the flower hang over the edge- so beautiful! :)

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  68. Anything purple is pretty to me! Love it Love the coloring as well! Amazing card!

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  69. love how you have colored these flowers - very inspiring:)

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  70. That's a lovely card, thanks so much for supporting Rubeena and her fantastic hop!

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  71. I love florals! This one speaks to me. It’s saying it wants to be mailed to me!

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  72. I love the look of the embossed background behind the flowers - it really makes them stand out!

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  73. Great card! Love the color of the flowers used. I also like the background you used. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Beautiful coloring, background and those clear embellishments are stunning! GORGEOUS!!!

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  75. Love the clean simplicity & gorgeous colors on this gem!

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  76. Beautiful clean card design and delicate flower coloring. Pretty!!

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  77. Such a beautiful card! I love the wood grain texture, too.

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  78. This card is so beautiful. I especially love that you textured the white background. Thank you for sharing!

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  79. WOW.. your coloring is amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  80. I LOVE THIS CARD. really really pretty. thank you for entering

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  81. What a beautiful card! Your coloring is just lovely and the background compliments the florals well. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the inspiration!

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  82. The coloring is beautiful. I didn't realize that it was colored pencils.
    Great job!
    thanks,
    Erica K.

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  83. A thank you and friendship card all in one. So pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  84. your favourite card companies are among mine too, Michelle - your card is a gorgeous combo of all three!

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  85. Beautiful card! I love how the white background makes the flowers stand out!

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  86. The purple flowers are beautiful!

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  87. Michelle, as always, a beautiful card. Such an inspiration.

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  88. Such a beautiful card Michelle, beautifully coloured as always and love this large bloom. So pleased to see you here celebrating with Rubeena on this wonderful hop! Great to see so many crafty friends along the way. Soo much inspiration. Xx

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  89. Your card is so beautiful!! I love the coloring!! <3

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  90. Michelle, this is gorgeous! Love the pops of purple!

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  91. Your card is bright and lovely, Michelle. Thanks for being part of Rubeena's celebration. What a special event.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  92. Wow, gorgeous card! I love the white wood grain background for these pretty purple posies.

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  93. Can’t go wrong with purple flowers!

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  94. Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Love the vellum...

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  95. You always do such a fabulous job with colored pencils...and everything else! Beautiful!

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  96. Such a beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  97. Love the woodgrain background. Gorgeous card

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  98. Beautiful card. I love that embossed background with the floral image.

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  99. Gorgeous colouring!! Great inspiration!

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  100. Your flowers are terrific. I love how you colored them a light lavender. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  101. It's lovely to see this card and the colouring. loving, too, the woodgrain texture in the background. :) Loopyloo

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  102. So lovely! Your coloring just has a wonderful luminesence and glow!

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  103. Michelle, I always enjoy seeing what you create. Love the woodgrain background. It really makes the flowers pop.

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  104. I just love this. Gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  105. Wow, I absolutely adore this card! Probably because purple and green are my favorite colors, but regardless the card is beautiful and very sweet! Well done, and happy anniversary to Rubeena! ~ Lenice

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  106. What a beautiful card. Your colored pencil expertise is apparent. I'm loving all the large fonts that are popular these days.

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  107. Beautiful card and coloring. Love the woodgrain in the background.

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  108. Such pretty coloring and I love the purple, always a stand-out in my book!

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  109. "Thank you Friend" is a great sentiment for Rubeena's Craft Anniversay.

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  110. Beautiful card ....love it!

    Kim B

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  111. Pretty flowers. Lovely card.

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  112. I love mixing stamp companies products to make a card!!! This is beautiful! As usual, wonderful coloring :-)

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  113. Beautiful. Awesome idea to let the image extend off the card.

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  114. Wow! Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

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  115. Lovely floral to say thank you!

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  116. What a lovely card! Love the color! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  117. Love the colors you chose your card is beautiful!

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  118. That wood background die is so subtle. I’m gonna adapt it and use an embossing folder instead of the die.

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  119. Such a lovely card. Love that textured woodgrain embossed background. And the flowers...so soft and pretty.

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  120. Your coloring is beautiful. The flowers look so velvety!!

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  121. Your card is beautiful and very elegant !

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  122. Love the embossing for your background and the beautiful coloring. Thank you for sharing

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  123. Very pretty! I also love that wood grain texture.

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  124. Such amazing coloring! Beautiful!

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  125. Such a beautiful card, Michelle. Love how you combined your products. =)

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  126. Such a beautiful card! your purple flowers are so amazing! They really look 3D to me! I am also loving the wood grain textured white paper for the background too!

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  127. Aww, I am so happy with you card. This background die should be my favorite, I neeed this!

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  128. What a beauty!! Love the CAS layout and the colors you used since they POP against the base of the card.

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  129. What a gorgeous card! I love how you took different companies' products and mixed them together to create such an amazing card! It's just another example of how to stretch your supplies...That background die needs to be in my stash right now! TFS and being a part of Ruby's anniversary!

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  130. Such a pretty design and the colors really POP !

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  131. WOW! Those colours really POP!! This is such a beauty :)

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  132. Stunning card!! The purple & green look amazing together against that white embossed background!! And I REALLY NEED to get that friend die..so pretty!

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  133. Beautiful card. I love the look of coloring with colored pencils. I'm just get started on using them for coloring cards. Thank you for sharing!

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  134. Beautiful choice to pair the flower with the woodgrain background. Lovely coloring too!

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  135. Such a pretty card! I love the beautiful purple flowers and that you used colored pencils (that's what I use). Great background with the wood grain. So many wonderful companies and designers taking part in Rubeena's celebration. Thanks for being one of them!

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  136. Great card with stunning flowers

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  137. I love the look the Polychromos pencils gives, your coloring is stunning. Love the card and love the woodgrain background, very elegant in white. TFS

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  138. This card is gorgeous, I love it. I had no idea that background impression die existed so of course I have to buy it. TFS!

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  139. Pencil colouring to die for Michelle! What a glorious card for a glorious celebration and so generous too. I love that woodgrain die too - gives such a lovely texture. It has been a delight getting to know people in the craft world in the past 4 years, and long may it continue! xx

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  140. So pretty! Love the purple and green florals against the woodgrain background!

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  141. A simple and beautiful card. Love the subtle background!

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  142. What a gorgeous card Michelle. Love the purple and it is so beautifully colored!

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  143. Beautiful! Your flowers are stunning! I just got the woodgrain die and love it too!

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  144. Beautiful coloring! Your card is gorgeous!!

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  145. Fantastic card! I love the wood grain texture!

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  146. luv the font size and dimension of "friend" against the pretty flowers!

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  147. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  148. Love your card Michelle. I love the woodgrain background with the pop of color.

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  149. Beautiful card! I love to see someone using pencils to color, they are my preferred media.

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  150. love your card- I'm a youtube follower of yours as well!

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  151. Beautiful purple blooms...love the textured background.

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  152. You’ve made a really lovely floral card design ! Thanks for the inspiration.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  153. Wow! I just LOVE how you colored that flower!
    Congrats to Rubeena!

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  154. What a wonderful coloring on your flowers on your card :)

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  155. So precious with the woodgrain bg! Great blog hop to show support!! Am so enjoying it though I am late to the party!

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  156. SO beautiful! Love that woodgrain background!! That large purple bloom is just eyecatching and love the big word die... fantastic card!

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  157. The large florals are just glorious on this pretty card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  158. Beautiful card. Gorgeous flowers :)
    ~ Priyanka Kantak

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  159. So pretty with the purple flowers.

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