Advent Calendar Extravaganza 2017 with Taheerah Atchia

Merry Christmas, blog friends!  Sorry it has been so quiet around here....I have been extremely busy, and the holidays aren't the easiest time of year for me.  So, I am just trying to take it all as it comes.  I will get back to more regular posting after Christmas.  But today I am participating in something super fun!


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Today I've created some rainbow colored holiday cards featuring Winnie & Walter stamps & dies!  Check them out!


 For my first card, I stamped the word "merry" in a rainbow gradient using distress oxide inks.  I applied the ink using my ink blending tool to the stamp to get nice & even coverage.

 For my second card, I diecut the word merry, and then added rainbow jewels behind it in a peekaboo fashion!

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by The Stamp Market so you’ll definitely want to win! If you haven't checked this company out, make sure that you do!!  I cannot WAIT to get my hands on some of their stamp designs....they are so amazing!!

Do you want to win? Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! 

Merry Christmas!

Comments

  1. Your jeweled Merry card is absolutely stunning! At first, I thought it was textured paper that you had pieced together so I was amazed to read the details. I love it and am pinning it for inspiration! Thank you for participating in Taheerah's awesome Advent Extravaganza!

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  2. Beautiful cards...love the rainbow colors...

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  3. Hi, I love your two cards, so pretty. I really love the way you did the "Merry" on the two card, pretty AMAZING, Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas. Tracey Magner.

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  4. Love the jeweltone colors with all the bling. Stunning!

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  5. Love both the versions on the bold Merry text in Rainbow effects and the second one is definitely caught my eyes!

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  6. The rainbow jewels are fabulous. I love them both though.

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  7. Beautiful holiday cards, love the rainbow of Merry color, and the jewels are so eye catching!

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  8. I did a double take on the jeweled "merry" because it is so unusual. Love it, and will now try this idea soon.

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  9. two wonderful cards, Lea - the jeweled card is gorgeous!

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  10. welcome back. these are just AMAZING!!

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  11. Wow! I really love CAS cards. And these are beautiful.

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  12. Lea, you've created two of *the* most festive Merry cards I've seen this season and oh my stars: they are stunning! Crushing over the rainbow inking on the first (your coverage is impeccable!) and swooning over the jeweled version in the second! Sparkly sensational! So thrilled to see you sharing your creativity at Taheerah's Advent Extravaganza!
    ~carol

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  13. Wow all those jewels... Your card is STUNNING. The jewels almost look like marquee lights!

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  14. Beautiful cards. Love the rainbow colors.

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  15. So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Sparkle me happy! Both of your cards are gorgeous but the “Merry & Bright” makes my Sparkle loving heart full to almost bursting! πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ TFS!

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  17. Love the jewel card. Hadn't thought about putting
    them behind the opening. The shading on the
    first card is so pretty. Great cards. thanks for
    sharing
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  18. Perfect holiday cards and great ideas for any occasion. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Wow!! So colorful! Love them!!

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  20. LOVE the colorful cards and the bling!!! Really cheerful and lovely.

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  21. Very clever cards with lots of "WOW". I'd never thought to use my foam blender to add ink to stamps. Ingenious.

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  22. Awesome cards, I love this big bold Merry!

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  23. Oh, Lea... these are so pretty! Love the size of the cchinky words... the jewels look gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

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  24. These cards are so pretty! I think I like the one with the softer colors better, but the jewel tones of the second one are great, too! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  25. What beauties!! I love the jeweled card so much!

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  26. Beautiful how those domed jewels/dots fit the rainbow theme perfectly. Hope your Christmas is beautiful.

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  27. Awesome cards! Love that big 'merry' in the pretty colors you used!

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  28. Both cards are beautiful ans elegant! Love the rainbow effect!

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  29. These are so beautiful & festive! I especially love how you did the second one--brilliant!

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  30. How colorful and FUN! Love the sequins peeking through the word die cut!

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  31. Beautiful cards, I love them both. The second one is absolutely stunning - the sparkle and colours are just something else! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  32. Both your rainbow Christmas cards are fabulous. The rainbow jewels you've used are gorgeous.

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  33. Winnie and Walter is one of my favorite companies!! Thank you for sponsoring this event!!

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  34. I love the inlay of jewels on your second. A great way to avoid any extra layers for mailing. Your first card is very pretty

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  35. Wow, love the rainbow of colors on your cards! Fun ideas!

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  36. Love the rainbow of colors on both of these cards.

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  37. Gorgeous! LOVE these both so much! ♥

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  38. GOrgeous cards; love the rainbow of colors. And I really
    love the technique you did on the 2nd card - fun!

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  39. Two great card; both real eye-catchers ! Thank you for sharing your creativity !

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  40. Beautiful cards, same word but so different in design. Loved the jeweled MERRY!

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  41. These gorgeous colors and shiny bling are so tantalizing!!

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  42. These are merry with rainbow effects.

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  43. Both cards are pretty...I especially love the bright pretty colors in the Merry Christmas and Happy New Year card. Thanks for sharing during this busy, busy season.

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  44. I adore that pretty multicolored candy cane stripe on the side. That just makes me sing!

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  45. Both cards are wonderful but the be-jeweled second one is a knockout

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  46. Your Merry and Bright card is particularly fabulous. Love it!

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  47. LOVE your rainbow MERRY! The sparkle window is perfect!!!

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  48. Love your rainbow ideas! So fun. Thanks for participating in Taheerah's great annual event!!

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  49. Oh wow, these are so cool! I love rainbow cards any time of year and both of these are beautiful, especially the jewelled one. So creative and perfectly executed. I also love W&W bold sentiment dies, so I guess you can say I LOVE your cards!

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  50. Beautiful cards, they are both so awesome, love the rainbow!

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  51. Love how you used the merry on your cards.

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  52. Oh my gosh! Absolutely LOVE the jeweled merry on the second card!! The stamped card is beautiful, but the second card blew me away.

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  53. Such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  54. So pretty - love the CAS look and the colors.

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  55. What fabulous cards!
    Love the jewels on the
    second.
    Carla from Utah

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  56. Such a difference between the two cards - Love the jeweltone. And thanks for the tip of using sponges to apply color to stamps! What a great idea

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  57. Love the different versions of the rainbow Merrys - gorgeous!

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  58. Very unique looking cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  59. Such pretty cards.. I love the jewel toned card.. Its so warm for the holidays.

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  60. What fun cards! Love the jewel tone and non-traditional colors.

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  61. I love your bright and festive cards!

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  62. Amazing cards, it's impossible to pick a favorite.

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  63. WOW! Love your cards. So fun and colorful. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  64. Wow! AmaZing cards! Love the colors

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  65. I love the rainbow colors in the word "MERRY" and how you carried the rainbow theme through to the side of the card. You did an amazing job on the second card where you put the jewels in to form the word "MERRY"!! Such fun!! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!!

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  66. That second card is one of those that I just stare at until my eyes cross like one of those Magic Eye posters in the hopes that I can figure out how you did it. Amazing work! And those faceted embellishments (wherever they come from) look like little disco balls of happiness. What exciting and fun cards these are! Thanks for sharing these great ideas and for taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to participate in Taheerah's advent calendar.

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  67. Super colorful and gorgeous CAS cards! Love them :)

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  68. Fabulous cards! Thank You for the inspiration.

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  69. Love the gorgeous rainbow colors of these cards!

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  70. Your cards are truly merry! The one with the jewels is especially amazing!

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  71. I love the color! (Did Taheera share her card idea with you, or did you both just jump into the color pool together??? I love both versions. And I DO have lots of jewels in different colors! Next: order some bold die sentiments. Thanks so much.

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  72. Wow, great cards, love the rainbow colours, very bright, cheerful, happy cards, love them x

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  73. There can never be enough rainbow and both of these are amazing!

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  74. WOW! These are just gorgeous Γ nd the jewels are amazing. Γ€ll I can say is WOW!!!!!

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  75. Beautiful, colorful twists on holiday cards!

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  76. Everything about your cards is AMAZING! They say CELEBRATE in a big way and love them all! Wow!

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  77. Wow great cards, I thought initially the sequin one was individual sequins - how realistic is that paper! :O)

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  78. Both cards are brilliant. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. How did you get the jewels all so perfectly lined up?!?!? AMAZING technique!!

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  80. Brilliant colourful cards! They're amazing!

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  81. Such awesome cards! The way that you created the rainbow "merry" is brilliant! So smooth!

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  82. Oh my goodness -- your coloring of merry and matching embellishment - just FABULOUS!

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  83. Lovely cards - the jeweled "merry" is gorgeous!

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  84. Wow, these are fab! Your jewels card is amazing!

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  85. Awesome cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  86. Both cards are amazing! I cannot get over how cute the word MERRY looks with the distress oxide inks in a rainbow pattern. Beautiful!

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  87. So much fun, with lots of bling. Very creative. Thanks for sharing!

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  88. Fantastic cards! I love the rainbow strip on the first card!

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  89. Love the rainbows! Non traditional Christmas cards are so fun

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  90. Love the use of the diecut and negative to create two cards - Love the bling on the second one

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  91. Wow, both cards are fabulous! I really love the inked rainbow one!

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  92. Love your cards and the colors - and the jewels in Merry! So clever, TFS!

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  93. So very cheerful and BRIGHT! Great sparkle :-)

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  94. Love both cards and how they look different.

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  95. Soooo pretty! LOVE that rainbow Merry & the jeweled one is wonderful! Awesome cards!

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  96. Love the simple card with the bold sentiments. Outstanding!

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  97. Amazing cards@ love the ombre look you achieved with ink and sequins.

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  98. these cards are amazing! I love the colors.

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  99. Your jeweled merry is incredible. I love them both, though!

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  100. The rhinestone background is incredible!

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  101. Wow! Your cards are so Cool! Shimmer and jewels....wonderful!

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  102. Amazing card, love the sparkle!

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  103. That is what I call a labor of love to add all those jewels! Great cards!!

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  104. Love that you improvised with the Winnie & Walter die sets to make this fabulous rainbow Christmas cards!! GREAT job!!!

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  105. Two stunning creations! Merry Christmas!

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  106. Awesome cards! So colourful! I love rainbows. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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  107. What fun and colorful Christmas cards!

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  108. Wow, the rhinestone card is simply stunning!

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  109. Beautiful CAS cards!! Love the one with all the jewels. So clever!

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  110. WOW! Awesome, colorful, CAS with a bit of bling! Love your design

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  111. I love the colors on your cards and the rhinestones!!!

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  112. These cards are really fun and festive. Want to check out more of their stuff!

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  113. Thanks for sharing your fabulous techniques. I missed your posts. Merry Christmas to you.

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  114. Love your merry cards. The one with the rainbow jewels is spectacular.

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  115. This card has party written all over it!

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  116. SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I just ADORE these Cards and the Rainbow Colors and Bling!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and INSPIRING!! Have a FABULOUS New Year!! =)

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  117. Beautiful cards! Love the multi-colored merry. So pretty and fun. Great job.

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  118. Beautiful Cards! Love the rainbow effect!

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  119. Love the rainbow sentiments, especially the sparkly one!

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  120. I really like your card created using the jewels. It must have taken you a while to set all of them.

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  121. The multi-colored Merry's are both great, but, oh, those jewels!

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  122. Lovely card! Love the bling!

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  123. The "Merry" diecut is particularly striking with the rhinestone jewels behind it!

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  124. Wow!!! I really love your creativity!!! Beautiful design and combo of colours!!! 😍😍😍

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  125. Love your cards influenced by rainbow colors. They are both lovely.

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  126. Your "merry"s are amazing! Love the jeweled word idea too!

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  127. Two fabulous ways to show off the word die. The ink blending is so smooth.

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  128. These are great, colorful cards !
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  129. What fun and festive cards. Happy New Year.

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  130. I love your colourful cards - such fun!

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