Tuesday, 23 July 2013

It’s the Christmas blog hop ….

 

 

 

 

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by, you must be wondering what’s happening with my blog – 3 posts in as many days!

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, I do enjoy reading them

 

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I couldn’t miss today because it’s time for our first Lili of the Valley design team Christmas hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous new Christmas stamps

This is the first set in their 2013 Christmas collection and is an adorable mix of 16 cute characters which we think you are going to LOVE!

The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midday on Thursday July 25th (UK time) along with some fabulous new art pads and patterned papers

 

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The LOTV design team are all joining in and you may have noticed that there is another new name on the list...

we’re all thrilled to welcome our new teamie, it’s the amazing Kathy!

 

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I’m sure you know what to do by now lol  ...just ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

 

There is a fabulous prize up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where it is hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog

We will let you know tomorrow evening which was the ‘lucky’ blog and a winner will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on that blog

The prize is a full set of the new Christmas stamps...

that’s 16 rubber stamps, one each of all the new designs!

 


Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning;

 

Ideas to Inspire

Anne (you’re here)

Becky
Dawny

Debbie

Dena
Elise

Fleur

Gretha

Jen

Kathy

Kim

Lou

Mary J

Mindy

Moni

 

 

Here’s my card today and I used ‘Snow Family’

 

Christmas blog hop July

 

I love this image and think it will be popular

Here’s what I used;

Tim Holtz papers

Spellbinders labels 18

Noor/Cheery Lynn snowflakes

Bells, cotton lace and twine from The Ribbon Girl

Tim Holtz brads

Music stamp from Background Bits – Notes

Lots of glamour dust glitter in the snowy areas although it hasn’t really shown up on the picture!

 

 

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Your next stop is Becky, and if you get lost or any of the links don’t work you can always start again at the Ideas to Inspire blog and pick up where you left off

 

Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winner is of that great prize

 

 

Enjoy the hop…    and good luck!

 

 

177 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love the new stamps.
    hugs Anke

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  2. Hi Anne,
    Brilliant card once again, and great colours. Love the huge "Season's Greetings" stamp. Can't wait to see the rest of the stamps on 25th.
    Chris X

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  3. Great card Anne can't wait for the new release my fingers are itching to get hold of them
    jacqui x

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  4. Beautiful Christmas card! And the image is so cute!
    Hugs, June

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  5. Snowmen just melt my heart! Beautiful my dear!

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  6. Beautiful Christmas card! I love the new stamps.
    Hugs Danica

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  7. Gorgeous card, great colours and fab image. Loving these news stamps.

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  8. Love Snow Family, think it's my favourite already lol & those little bells are fab!
    Hugs Jo x

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  9. Oh wow, I love the family of snowpeeps, and the card is lovely. Can't wait for the new stamps to come out.
    Sharon x

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  10. Lovely card and I like your choice of colours, something a bit different for Christmas cards. Love this stamp, am thinking I might just need it! x

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  11. Gorgeous card Anne - love the layers and the soft vintage feel to it.
    Looking forward to the new release - I LOVE making Christmas cards :o)
    Thanks for a fun hop.
    Debs xx

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  12. Good morning Anne, get you with 3 posts ;0) This is a really cute stamp and your card is really great. Off to hippity hop......x

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  13. I just adore snowmen, so I love this little family! Lovely x

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  14. It isn't Christmas without snow !

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  15. Adorable image and so beautiful card!!

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  16. awwwwww that card is adorable Anne, very very cute

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  17. Simply gorgeous...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  18. Great snowmen, great card. Christine

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  19. Love the colour tones you have used for tis fab Christmas card Anne, those snowmen look great..
    Hugs Kelly

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  20. I really like the colours you have chosen and the vintage feel. The snowmen look cute!

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  21. Gorgeous card Anne....such a cute snow family....great colour combo too.

    San x

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  22. A beautiful image and I just love the papers and embellishments.

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  23. A lovely card, that image is very cute!

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  24. What a beautiful Christmas card with a lovely stamp.

    Hugs, Astrid.

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  25. How cute! I love snowmen stamps :) I love the sentiment and the lace you used - so pretty!

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  26. Another beauty here too. I love snowmen and these are so cute and fun.

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  27. Wow Anne,
    What a great vintage card,
    loving your colour combo,
    cute image too,
    hugs
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

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  28. Amazing card Anne.

    Loving the vintage look you have created and love the little snow family image.

    Holly x

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  29. I love this new stamp, the snowmen look fab! xxx

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  30. Brilliant card Anne, love the snowmen, and such a fabulous design, Kate x

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  31. So looking forward to this hop anne! I love all things christmas and all things LOTV so i'm going to have a blast! Love your card x

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  32. What a gorgeous card to start off the hop! Sweet image. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

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  33. Gorgeous card Anne. Those snowmen are so sweet...I need!! lol
    Lorraine x

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  34. Beautiful Anne. I love that your card is in more soft and muted tones - I so love that look:)

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  35. Loving these little fellas, cant wait for the release, such an amazing variety.

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  36. So beautiful! I love the new stamps.
    What a beautiful card.

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  37. Great card, Anne!
    I love your colors!
    And the new stamps are wonderful too.

    Love, Dieke.

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  38. Lovely card Anne the snowmen are so cute x

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  39. What an adorable card! I have that music background stamp too, and I can see myself using it a LOT for christmas cards. It just works so perfectly!

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  40. Beautiful card. Love the soft vintage colours.

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  41. Oh how cute, what a lovely card.
    Toni xx

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  42. Great card Anne, and looking forward to the stamps becoming available! Mary x

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  43. Love the vintage-holliday look you´ve created! Greetings, Gerrina

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  44. wahooo here we go, lots of stunning designs to feast my eyes on.

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  45. Stunning card Anne. I LOVE the image, wonderful colours and such a fabulous design. My wish list just gets bigger all the time!!
    Sue xx

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  46. Stunning card love the vintage look and greeting is lovely hugs xx

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  47. Wow, loving these snowmen :) stunning card xx

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  48. Another stunning card and cute snowmen beautifully coloured x

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  49. This card just made me smile!!! Lovely colours and lovely fun stamp.

    Karen x

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  50. Beautiful card so different love the sentiment Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  51. Stunning card, Ann! Thank you for the chance
    hugs, Miria xx

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  52. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Fab image and great layout xx

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  53. Beautiful card love the stamps.x

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  54. Loving the snowmen - so cute. Like your subdued colours Anne.

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  55. A lovely card Anne, these snowmen are cute!

    Hugs,
    Jeannette

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  56. The snow family look a happy lot! Lovely card, Anne.
    tine :)

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  57. Wonderful card thank you for sharing

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  58. Gorgeous and such a sweet snowmen image.
    Debby

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  59. Love the image, it is soooo cute!!!

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  60. loveley image and a loveley card thanks for sharing

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  61. I love this snowman family and your gorgeous card

    Jackie x

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  62. Another lovely card, a bit of a different style too. Love the muted colours.

    Hugs
    Brenda B

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  63. These snowmen are so cute!

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  64. So cute snowman and greT idea to just workshops with WTO colors.

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  65. Lovely card, these snowmen are cute.

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  66. Really like the look of this new stamp and can't wait for the release on Thursday! Tracey x

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  67. I love all of LOTV snowmen and this one is another adorable cutie for my collection! a fabulous vintage Christmas card.
    hugs, annie x

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  68. Such a cute image - with a super background to set it off.
    Alison x

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  69. Snowy family is too cute, pretty card!

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  70. a nice card with the snowy family.
    hugs rian

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  71. I love the snowman family they have so much character the colouring is subtle and beautiful, I love the card anne xx

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  72. Totally adorable (card and image). Damn, I was so sure I didn't need any more Christmas stamps...

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  73. Love the snowman image, so so cute, it will be a must. Adorable card. Hugs.

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  74. Oh my ... Those snowmen are awful cute!!! Fabulous coloring!!

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  75. Love this and you can use it all winter!

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  76. You made a fabulous card Anne! Love this snowman image!

    Hugs,
    Iris

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  77. The card is so cute. I love the way LOTV made the faces oh the snowmen.

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  78. Such a super card and a fabulous snowman image xx

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  79. Ooooooh! .... These snowmen are soooooo Cute!!! *_*
    Valentina ;)

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  80. Love your vintage card, and aren't these snowmen the cutest!

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  81. Waw Anne this is gorgeous. I love the cute image, this snowman's really look cute. hugs! Mojca

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  82. Super cute!!! Darling image!

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  83. Hi Anne, Love your card. Very different colour choice for a change - love it! Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  84. Hi How cute is this snow family...i love the vintage feel to your card and the texture on the sentiment..brilliant ..thanks for the peek and inspiration ;0)

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  85. I love this snow family and your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colours xx

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  86. what a fab creation, can't wait for the release

    thanks for sharing
    hugs xx

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  87. Beautiful vintage snowmen....shouts Christmas!!!
    xxx

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  88. Oh, this is so cute! I love the little snowmen!

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  89. Beautiful card and embellishments, good luck with the launch of the new range. Cheers Sue N x

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  90. This Snow Family is very cute. Great Card.

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  91. Absolutely gorgeous, sitting sweltering in the heat looking at snowmen! Jane x

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  92. Such cute snowmen & a gorgeous card

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  93. This is a lovely colour combination, and this stamo is definitely going on my shopping list

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  94. very nice stamp, the card is wonderful, love, patty

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  95. I love it, great to see different colours for Christmas, xx

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  96. Oh what a beautiful Christmas card Anne.
    I love it.

    Hugs
    Donna x

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  97. Oooooooo I am loving these snowmen! Gorgeous card!

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  98. Very Christmassy image. Loving the new stamps
    Lesley

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  99. Beautiful!!! And the image is soooo cute!
    Hugs
    Linda

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  100. love the vintage style of your card !
    Kate X

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  101. Love snowmen of any size and shape. One thing I love about them is that they are quite quick and easy to colour. Love your card.

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  102. What gorgeous snowmen. They have such sweet faces!

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  103. Oh Wow how cute are them snowman they have such a cheeky look on their faces. Love that sentiment and the colour combination that you have used is so unusual for xmas but work really well.

    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    Kelly xx

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  104. The snowman family is so cute and I can see it being a favourite too.

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  105. Beautiful card Anne, love the image! And those vintage colours are gorgeous :D

    Tanya xx

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  106. This is Adorable, love it...

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  107. Gorgeous Christmas card, Anne! Love the new images! The snowmen are so cute!

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  108. Your card is so beautiful! I love the new stamps.

    Hugs Heike

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  109. Oh my Dear! i love snowmen! very cute card!!!!

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  110. Gorgeous Christmas Card Anne those Snowmen are adorable :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  111. Adorable card, love the snowman family image and great layout. Hugs, Claire x

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  112. Gorgeous cute snowmen, love it. TFS Lizzie

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  113. Oh my goodnes another stunning image and so beautifully presented too love the layout xx

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  114. Anne, these snowmen just have me smiling out loud ... lovely job!

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  115. Brilliant 'Snow Family' scene, fabulous card.

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  116. love this card! the snowmen look fab! x

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  117. Absolutely gorgeous card sweetie. Loving the wee snow family... just too cute. Hugs xNx

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  118. Yup, this little snowman family is super cute and one of my faves from the new release already. Love your beuatiful card :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

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  119. These fellas are so cute. Love the little baby one too! Fab new images. I can't decide on my fave yet. I'm so jealous you get to work with them all!!
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  120. Love that image to! Your card is so lovely!

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  121. I love this card, it's amazing!
    Love Birgit

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  122. After last Winter I had gone off of snow but now I am loving it again. Love this card.

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  123. Beautiful card. I love this new image.

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  124. Lovely card - I particularly like the colour scheme!

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  125. Definitely a favourite image with me. Such a lovely card.

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  126. Definitely a favourite image with me. Such a lovely card.

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  127. Gorgeous card, love the snowmen

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  128. What a gorgeous card Anne. I think that it has sort of an American theme to it - Love it!

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  129. So so cute Ann!! Can't ever go wrong with those adorable snowmen!!

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  130. Anne! Your card is too cute!!! Gorgeous color combo! I love it!
    Hugs, Dena

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  131. Vraiment magnifique cette carte, j'adore les bonhommes de neiges.

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  132. Snowman is a must have Christmas item. Your card is gorgeous, love the rustic vintage colors.

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  133. How adorable is this card and the snowmen!!!

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  134. The snowmen are adorable!!!

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  135. This is just adorable Anne! Love your choice of DP for the snowflakes and those cute snowmen. "Hugs"

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  136. Love that cute Snow Family! Darling card!

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  137. What a great card - I love snowmen.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  138. Gorgeous card Anne love the snowmen and fabulous colour's and design
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  139. Great card Anne love the distressed look never would have thought to do that for a christmas card but looks great! you have given me ideas!!! :)

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  140. Gorgeous card Anne ... Really love this cute snowman family, definitely on my wish list :-)
    Pauline x

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  141. This is lovely Anne, a beautiful card.xxx

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  142. Hard to believe that we'll meet these fellas again in just a few months time... It's so hot around here!
    Regards, Britta

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  143. Oh I love this image.Like a family of snowpeople.Great to see them popping out of your pocket card.Hugs Debbie x

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  144. Love, love this card! Snowmen are my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

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  145. Love this card, so pretty, I can't wait for the new release! Lyns xx

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  146. I always look so forward to the Christmas release. All of the stamps are beautiful and everyone's project is so inspiring. I just adore your snowfamily card!

    Laura C.

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  147. HOP
    I love Your card and
    I LOVE LOTV STAMPS.
    TAINA

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  148. How adorable is this card and the snowmen
    Hugs Manuela

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  149. How lovely! Thanks for sharing

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  150. Gorgeous card Anne, that snow family is really sweet.

    Kat x

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  151. beautiful card Anne. love the snowmen

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  152. How sweet! Snowmen are always a good winter cardmaking choice!

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  153. Great layout and love the snowmen... fab card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  154. Your card is darling! Snowmen are always a sweet focal picture on Christmas cards.

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  155. Love the snowmen! They are always my favorite winter stamps. Love the card.

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  156. Gorgeous! Love the image and large sentiment! :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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  157. Think this sweet little family might have to be my next LOTV purchase! Lovely card!

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  158. Love, love snowmen. These guys are especially cute. Great card.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment, I love to read them and will try to return the visit. Anne x