Monday, January 3, 2011

Sympathy Card and Challenges


Hi everyone. I made this sympathy card for my friend Sandi who lost her grandfather.  The Stair Way to Heaven is a digi image from Make it Crafty. The image of the "Grandfather" is one from the awesome Mo Manning.  He was actually part of a digi titled "Jack and Ginger" which also featured a female. I asked for and received permission from Mo to remove "Ginger" and merge her image with the Stair Way to Heaven image. I started coloring this 8 different times LOL.  I am still not completely happy with my work on this card but I am out of time. I guess you only get better with practice and I bit off more than I could chew LOL! Over reached just a bit. I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1. Bunny Zoe's Challenge-Sparkle and Shine
  2. Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
  3. The Crazy Challenge-All things new (both digi images are new)
  4. Woodware USA- New
  5. Aly's Sunday Challenge-Anything Goes
  6. I Did it Creations-Favorite Technique (Prisma color pencils)
  7. One Stitch at a Time-Anything Goes
  8. Paper Sundaes-Something New (Digis)
  9. Pile it on-Brand Spankin New (Digis)
  10. Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
  11. CES Challenge-Anything Goes
  12. Creative Inspirations-Something New (Digis)
  13. Mark's Finest Papers-Use Something New (Digis)
  14. Sweet Stampin Challenge-Favorite Song (Stairway to Heaven -Led Zeppelin)
  15. The Character Cafe-Sparkle
  16. Sew Many Cards-New Things
  17. Stamp Something-Glitter
  18. Crafty Sentiments-Anything Goes
  19. Digi Doodle Shops Best-Anything Goes
  20. Southern Girls-Anything Goes
  21. Stamp Insanity-Sparkle
  22. Digital Tuesday-Digi anything goes
  23. My Time to Craft-Brand Spanking New
  24. Sundays with Crissy-Ribbons (Entry 1)
  25. Stamping Vacation-No No Punches
  26. Really Reasonable Ribbon-Something New + Ribbon (Digis)
  27. Creative Cowgirls-Something New (digis) (Entry 1)
  28. Simply Create-Embossing
  29. Top Tip Tuesday-Embellish it
  30. Card Makin Mamas-Anything goes (entry 3)
  31. Moxie Fab World-Glitter is Glam
  32. Meredith scraps-Use coloring on your card (chalk, primacolor pencils,zig markers)
As always thanks so much to the crafters that take the time to provide us with challenges, to Feline Playful and Pile it On for listing the challenges, and to all the wonderful sponsors that are so generous with everyone! And thanks for looking!

100 comments:

  1. Great card for a grandfather's passing! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  2. What a super card!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at MTTC and Happy New Year!
    Chrissie

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  3. Great creation! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

    Join us again today! There's a brilliant altered tin tutorial!!

    Maggie
    xx

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  4. How unusual from the sympathy cards you see - this is so special and will mean a lot to your friend. Popped over from FP and am now a follower - thanks for sharing.

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  5. How fabulous to see something so different - a really clever interpretation of our theme this week. Extra brownie points from me for linking this to a song from my generation! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' - hope to see you again! Tracey x

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  6. That is a wonderful card Debra!!
    Hugs Kristel

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  7. This is lovely. Your coloring is beautifully done. Happy New Year from I Did It Creations.

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  8. Beautiful card...

    Happy 2011 & sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

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  9. Wow, so many challenges, I find sympathy cards very hard but this is lovely.

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  10. Hey Debra! Thanks for entering the Glitter is Glam challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

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  11. OH MY Word! This is just stunning. Love the scene you created. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

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  12. really nice card with the scene you have created! Thank you for joining us at sundays with Crissy:-)
    XMicheleX

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  13. You did a beautiful job with this card. The coloring looks fine to me and the idea is fantastic. Your friend is very lucky to have you at this time. Thanks for shareing this with everyone at Pile It On this week.

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  14. This card is just beautiful! I'm sure your friend will appreciated it more than you know!!
    Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Anything Goes Catch The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. Hope you'll join us again next week!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min

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  15. Hi Debra! Thanks for joining in the WWUSA challenge this week! Loved seeing your card with your new goodies!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  16. Hi! I am visiting from the Feline Playful give a comment - receive a comment event. I am now a follower! I wish you a Happy New Year filled with lots of crafting time.

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  17. What a lovely and unique sympathy card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

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  18. This is absolutely fabulous I love how you have put the two digi's together to make such a wonderful peaceful scene thank you for joining our challenge at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  19. Fabulous card! Sorry to hear about the loss of your friends grandfather, I'm sure your friend will appreciate this card you took the time to make for her.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

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  20. Great job on the card, very unique. I found your blog through Feline Playful.

    Kendra

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  21. Hi,
    Just popping over from Feline Playful...A lovely card and great colouring..I'm sure your friend will love it..See you again soon...
    Mandy xx

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  22. Hello and fun to find new blogging friends! I am here from Feline Playful and look forward to your 2011 projects- wow- this is such a gorgeous card- your friend will be very touched by it..I am sure!

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  23. Oh my, what a sweet sentiment for your friend. Oh, I spot a Mo Manning - love her images. Your work is beautiful - I hope you'll play along with the Catered Crop challenge sometime. I'd love to see your creations.

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  24. You ca tell a lot of work and love went into this. Sympathy cards are so hard to make, but you did a great job!

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  25. Love your card!! I love these new images from Make it Crafty!! I'm over from Feline playfrul and i look forward to coming back again to see what you've been up to!!

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  26. ooh so this is what you wanted to make!!!! WOW! you had an idea and we saw it coming to life! i love this card, it is gorgeous.. love the clouds... i love everything!

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  27. I'm here via Feline Playful & am a new follower. Gorgeous card. You've certainly put in a lot of effort to make it so. Happy Crafting 2011.

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  29. Just perfect hun, fab idea merging images!!

    Think you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion, OSAAT & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  30. What an inspirational card. So much time and loving care that I'm sure your friend will be comforted by it. Love how you have build up the images together and made your clouds. I've popped in from Feline Playful, become your follower and enjoyed a trip around your blog. Looking forward to seeing your future creations. Hugs lin

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  31. What a sweet card, I am sure it will be treasured!

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  32. Hi,
    I am from Feline Playful blog.
    I am a new Followers of your blog.
    Your blog is beautiful.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs Karla

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  33. What a stunning card. Good luck on your challenges. I'm stopping by from Feline Playful and am now a follower. Happy New Year!

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  34. Hiya Debra, just popping over from Feline Playful. What a Beautiful card! I love the soft colours. Thanks also for playing at Sweet Stampin. Happy 2011. x

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  35. So sorry about your friend's lost. Your card is very nice! Came via Feline Playful. I am a follower now :)

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  36. Great cards! I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Found you on Karen's blog post "Give a comment, Get a comment". So I'm making my rounds. I hope you'll come visit me too. Happy New year!!

    Hugs - Jen

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  37. Hello, beautiful creation!

    I came from FP and became your follower,
    please pop in to my blog too;-))m

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  38. Beautiful card Debra! I'm sure your friend will be comforted when she receives your card. I know sympathy cards are so difficult to make. (I made one recently,too.) Have a great day!

    Kristi

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  39. What a fantastic card.
    Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Anything Goes Challenge.
    Happy New Year !

    Choccy x

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  40. Your card came out wonderful! I'm happy to see your decided to use Mo's wonderful images!!

    Happy Crafting,
    Lisa

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  41. What a nice card!
    I'm a Feline follower too !
    Greetz
    Margo

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  42. Wow, what a daring sympathy card!!
    Happy crafting !
    Your new Feline friend,
    Farrah

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  43. Your creation is FABULOUS and PERFECT for the situation! I too have come to meet & greet you via Feline Playful and have become a follower! I look forward to seeing more of your creations and being inspired!

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  44. Crikey that's a lot of challenges! Your card is lovely and I'm sure it will be much appreciated! I popped over today from Feline Playful and have become a follower so will be back again soon. You might also be interested in a new challenge coming soon over here
    Jenni x

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  45. What a fabulous sympathy card!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

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  46. Love your blog. Found it on Feline Playful. I am now a follower. Hug Anita

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  47. I think your card is gorgeous! I'm sure your friend will really appreciate all the work you put into it. I laughed at all the challenges you entered it in. Must be a record, lol.

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  48. Hi Debra!! You have another friend and follower here from the Feline Playful event. Your creations are just lovely, and this card, especially, is truly beautiful. Hope you'll stop by my blog for a visit, if you haven't already (I'm trying to keep up with comments, but it may take awhile); I'm going to try entering some challenges this year since I'm making the cards anyway, right?!? See you again soon, and Happy New Year!!

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  49. Hi Debra, I'm already a follower, but I've come over from Feline Playful. Your coloring is great, nothing to worry about. Hugs, dj

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  50. Debra, OMG this is soo 'GORGEOUS" you did an amazing job and your coloring is beautiful.
    following from Feline Playful

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  51. WOW!! So touching! I'm a New Follower from Feline Playful! Can't wait you have in store for 2011!

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  52. Lovely cards and projects, I realy like the variation. It was a pleasure "walking" through your blog!

    Happy New Year and a toast to a creative 2011!

    Liefs, Renata

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  53. Wonderful card and I'm sure it will be appreciated. Great coloring and use of bling, embossing and I like the cloud/puffy stuff :) Thank you for joining us this week at Catch the Bug.

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  54. First I want to say thank you for playing with IDIC this week. Your card is wonderful! Second I want to say that I have become a follower thru Feline and love your blog! Third I want to say that your card is a work of art! Your friend will treasure this forever...

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  55. Hi Debra,
    What a wonderful card. I am sure that your friend really appreciates this. Arrived here from Feline Playful.
    Regards,
    Mariska
    #91

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  56. Gorgeous card - thanks for sharing your favourite technique with us at IDIC this week
    Hugs,
    Debbie x

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  57. What a beautiful card!
    Happy crafting!

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  58. Lovely blog. I arrived through Feline Friends.
    hugs Tessa

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  59. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

    Your Feline Playful friend, Shelley

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  60. what a beautiful sympathy card. I am visiting from Feline Playful and am now following you :) Gemma x

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  61. oh, this is a wonderful sympathy card!!
    I stopped by from Feline Playful!!
    xx
    Vivi

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  62. great creations.
    found your blog on feline playful.

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  63. WOW spectacular card and beautifully done. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments

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  64. Wahoo, what a killer list of challenges! Awesome card too. Thanks for playing along with all of us at Feline Playful! Wishing you all sorts of crazy creativity in 2011. I’m loving your blog and am now a follower.
    Hugs, Karen
    www.felinecreative.blogspot.com

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  65. Just hoppin over from Feline Playful to visit your blog and become a follower. Your blog is awesome as well as your sympathy card. These are so difficult to make and yours is stunning! I will be stopping again soon. Happy New Year to you and Your family.

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  66. Hey there! Signing on as a follower from Feline Playful. Great blog! :-) Amy

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  67. Wow! That's a lot of challenges!! Love your blog, Came over from Feline Playful and have become a follower.

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  68. Very nice card. I'm here on the Feline Playful blog hop.

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  69. Terrific Card! I found your blog through Feline Playful. Happy New Year!

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  70. Hello Debra,
    Have arrived here via Feline Playful and am now a follower. I love your vinatage style cards. I am about to try my hand at a vintage type tag book and you have really given me some inspiration. Love shoes so your shoe cards grabbed my attention as well.Great cards and I enjoyed visiting.

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  71. Hi there, another new follower from Feline Playful. Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work.

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  72. Very clever & effective, a beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

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  73. You have combined digital images from two of my very favorite digital artists. Mo Manning and Zoe from Make it Crafty. Great job. Here from Feline Playful to check you out. C2

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  74. Your idea is just amazing. This idea from Moe's image is great. I love that image and the way that you combined them is just great. You should be so proud of this card and I am sure that your friend will adore it.
    TYSVM for joining us at SMC and please be sure to come back and join us again.

    Laralee DT

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  75. Fantastic! Your friends grandfather must have been amazing to inspire such a love filled creation! Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Cowgirls XXX

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  76. What a special card..made with love...
    I found your blog thro' Feline Playful.
    I am now a Feline Follower!
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs xx

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  77. Hi Debra.....what a gorgeous card.....I'm here following Feline Playful....lovbe your blog
    xxx Margreet

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  78. Wonderful card with lots of details. Such cards are always hard to make.

    Donna x

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  79. I'm sure Sandi will love this card and I don't see anything wrong with the coloring it looks great! Sympathy cards are sooo hard for me to make. Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower and I am now following you also! Can't wait to see what all you create in 2011!! Thanks, Leanne

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  80. This is beautiful. I hope that Mo create's this this double image and makes it available for everyone. It is very touching.

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.

    Mari

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  81. Beautiful sympathy card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

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  82. What a great card!! I love the scene and coloring you did!! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  83. What a beautiful scene card!!
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for the embossing challenge. Hope to see more of your creative work for the next challenge.
    Linda - DT Simply Create

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  84. gorgeous card Debra!
    I found your blog with FP

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  85. Hiya Debra,

    How are you? Happy New Year to you!

    I am Casper, very pleased to meet you!

    I am so struck by your card, it is an inspiration, I lost my Grandfather some years ago & still miss him so much.

    Your card is amazing & has reminded me that he is safe & in no more pain.Thank you !

    OOps - Your card is such a detailed work of art & inspiration, so many elements & a story that is being told - what a fab card.

    Your friend must have appreciated the time, effort & thoughtfulness that went in to this card by you!

    Good luck in all your card making challenges!

    Thank you for choosing to join us in our last challenge of 2010 at One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT).

    Check back with us on the 9th of January 2011 to see if you have won & our new challenge will also be posted then too.

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  86. wow! I adore this card!! it is so beautiful and it has feeling behind it! I really love the whole idea of it. Thankyou for joining in with us at meredithscraps xx

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  87. A beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
    Hugs Emma x

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  88. just back with my DT Hat on :) Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

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  89. What a beautiful beautiful card!! I am visiting from feline playful and have become a follower x

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  90. Beautiful card - I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  91. A beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

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  92. awesome card. love everything :)

    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT Pile It On

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  93. What a sweet card, hun
    Thank you for joining my blog candy
    hugs
    Claudia

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  94. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing at SV!

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  95. Beautiful Card!!!
    Cheers!
    Guylou

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  96. I am the grateful recipient of this card. It made me cry, it brought back memories, it made me remember we don't just vanish -- we leave behind the love and goodness we shared when we were here. It expressed exactly what I felt...thank you, Deb.

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  97. Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!
    Neli xx

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  98. What a stunning card . Clever work here from you . Does it take you long to add post to all those challenges ? Good luck with your entry

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  99. Great merge of images--they were meant for each other!! Lovely colouring and LO too!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Sundays With Crissy!! So glad I stopped in to take a look!!
    Hugs,
    Sarah :o)

    p.s. I saw your previous card too with the siamese cat--beautiful!!!!

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Thank you so much for, taking the time to leave a comment! Big *hugz*
Debra

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