Friday, December 16, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!

Well hello there!   So nice to see you!    Welcome to my door of Taheerah's awesome crafty online Advent Calendar!


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!


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I used supplies from Newton's Nook Designs and Impression Obsession to create my woodland shaker card!  

I created my soft background blending several shades of green Distress Ink.  I then spritzed the Impression Obsession Pine Cover-A-Card background stamp with Perfect Pearls Mist and stamped over top of the inked background.    The result is a soft, shimmery pine background.   I die cut an oval, slightly offset, from the background panel to create my shaker.   
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For the background of my shaker, I created a night sky with Distress Inks and stamped the deer and rabbits, as well as several of the snowflakes from Newton's Nook Designs'  Serene Silhouettes stamp set.  The shaker card is filled with Flower Soft - it makes the perfect snow!

The sentiment, from Newton's Nook's Holiday Tweets, was heat embossed onto a black strip with gold embossing powder.   The entire piece was mounted to gold glitter paper and then a black card base.


I love how it looks like you're catching a glimpse of a sweet woodland scene through the pine trees! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!   If you'd like to see more of my cards, I'd love it if you'd subscribe to my blog or follow me on Instagram!   Have a fantastic holiday season!!!! πŸŽ…



πŸŽ„ GIVEAWAY πŸŽ„


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 Newton's Nook Designs so you’ll definitely 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 December 31, 2016 to enter.


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


200 comments:

  1. Love your pine background and the animal silhouettes are wonderful

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  2. I love this card. The background is so beautiful and looks textured.

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  3. This is so gorgeous!! I love the use of Flower Soft for the shaker - gives it more of a realistic and softer look. I have this set as well and am inspired by your card today! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  4. Your card is so so pretty. Love the background you did with the pine stamp and those silhouette animals are the perfect addition.
    DebbieC

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  5. The green background on your card is stunning!

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  6. So pretty - love how you made the tree panel - very striking:)

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  7. Love the soft and shimmery piney background for this gorgeous nature scene!

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  8. This is beautiful. Very sweet, wintery scene. And your coloring is gorgeous.

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  9. Beautiful wintery scene. Love it. Cheers.

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  10. I absolutely adore your shaker card! The pine background is genius and the little creatures are so sweet!

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  11. Gorgeous card - love the pretty background and the winter scene is so nicely done.

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  12. Your background earned a "WOW"...out loud! It is simply stunning and sets off the little vignette perfectly. Your description is also explained well enough that I can figure out how you did it. THANK YOU!!! (sometimes experienced paper people use terms that we beginners can't quite figure out, especially when it's describing process. just saying....)

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  13. Beautiful card! Love shaker cards, and your "snow" is perfect!!

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  14. Gorgeous! Your background is amazing!! I may need to use that idea.

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  15. Such a wonderfully ELEGANT shaker card!

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  16. Pretty card! Love the soft background with the beautiful scene. Thanks for sharing on this fun extravaganza!!

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  17. Flower Soft...who knew? Brilliant!
    Love this design; it elevates the shaker card to ART status. Your pine background stamped with Perfect Pearls is definitely something to try. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with the Advent Hoppers.

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  18. WOW! This is absolutely stunning! I am so in awe at the beautiful scene you have created and the lovely green background is divine! I am so in love with this glorious card!! TFS!

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  19. This is a stunning card!!! I love the little dark critters against the snowy backdrop!! Too pretty 😊

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  20. Beautiful shaker card, your green background is amazing too!

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  21. Your card is beautiful! LOVE the green background!

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  22. wow - that green piece really looks like frosted glass!

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  23. This is a stunning card! Love the use of the textured green paper on the black, and the gold embossing looks gorgeous. Love the black silhouette shapes in the beautiful snowy backdrop - gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  24. So pretty! Love your use of the flower soft. What a great idea. Lol! Your blog flakes made me chilly!

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  25. What a beautiful card! I love every aspect of it!

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  26. One of my favorite cards ever! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I've gotta try the technique you used with the CAC stamp--wow!

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  27. This is stunning, thank you for the description of the making of this card...WOW, so many awesome things and the flower soft for the shaker snow..fantastic idea!! I love your snowflakes falling on your blog too!

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  28. I absolutely love your style. It is so picturesque!!

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  29. Love your peaceful and beautiful scene.

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  30. I love that you used black cardstock and black ink for the stamps. It is so pretty and really makes it so elegant. (I guess cards can be elegant?) I also wanted to tell you how wonderful having the snow fall on your page is. Thank you so very much for sharing your card and your talent.

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  31. I'm completely in love with your spritzed green pine background! Wonderful card!

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  32. BEAUTIFUL card Kimberly! I LOVE IT! The deer, the hint on pine needles in the green background... everything!

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  33. What a beautiful silhouette scene!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. Gorgeous card, Kimberly. Love the masculine feel and the great background! This card is perfect for then men in our lives. Masculine cards can be so tough to do and you have done it with perfection! Well done!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  35. What a lovely serene scene, Kimberly ... the flower soft 'snow' makes such a brilliant shaker element! Anita :)

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  36. Gorgeous winter scene!!! The silhouette images and the black card base are a brilliant combination!

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  37. That perfect pearls mist technique makes a stunning result! I'll have to snag some and try it!

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  38. the winter scene is wonderful.
    Bordering it with the embossed green
    was a great idea.
    Love this card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  39. Beautiful shaker card. Love the green shades!

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  41. This card is so pretty! I just love your soft pine background!

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  42. What a serene and pretty scene...Love the falling snow and the little glitter details on top of the snow drifts. Love the black and gold accents. Just so pretty.

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  43. such beautiful framing and I love the snow!

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  44. Lovely shaker card! Black card is a perfect background for this snow & pinecone card.

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  45. I love the background you created!

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  46. Your pine branch frame is beautiful and calming. Thanks for sharing your technique. Love the deer in the snow.

    Ingrid

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  47. Beautiful card! So calm and peaceful.

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  48. Oh Kimberly, your card is absolutely stunning! (This was pinned at first glance!) Love it!

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  49. Beautiful card. Love the background and the scene is so pretty!

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  50. What a fabulous card! Love the colors, the shaker element & just everything about it! Thanks for sharing this beautiful creation.

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  51. Really nice work, love the shaker!

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  52. What a pretty card you created to share

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  53. What a stunning card! Your pine green background is amazing! I will definitely be trying that technique! Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Wow! I love the pine background you created and the sweet scene with the deer and bunnies! So peaceful!

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  55. Love your background
    stamping! The pine trees
    look gorgeous. The shaker
    is so fun.
    Carla from Utah

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  56. Beautiful woodland shaker card!

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  57. Nice wintery scene!Thank you for sharing

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  58. I love the card and I like the snow flakes coming down. Thanks for sharing, it's really nice.

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  59. Absolutely love your card! Its beautiful!!!

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  60. Your green background is absolutely beautiful - looks frosty!

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  61. I had this set in my shopping cart...loved its possibilities...then it went out of stock before I could buy it! Love the way you put if together! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  62. Gorgeous card! I just got this stamp set in the mail yesterday! So glad I ordered it! Love the offset oval with the beautiful snow scene! I better Pin your pretty card!

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  63. The pine background is gorgeous!

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  64. Absolutely gorgeous design! Love the pine background and your wonderful shaker! The silhouettes looks fantastic!

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  65. Absolutely gorgeous design! Love the pine background and your wonderful shaker! The silhouettes looks fantastic!

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  66. this is beautiful! I like the scene you created with the stamping.

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  67. Your green piney background is stunning and soft...and the shaker portion is lovely as well. Beautiful design. :)

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  68. Wow! I love this. It's just beautiful. The design, the colors...it's perfect!

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  69. Your green pine background is stunning! Beautiful shaker card!

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  70. This is really, really beautiful!! I can almost feel the snow gently falling :)!

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  71. So soft and pretty! I love your snowy scene.

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  72. Love this card. These woodland animals have really been popular this year.

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  73. Those rabbits and the deer make a beautiful winter scene!

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  74. A person can get lost in memories with your card. This is one I would like to try to make.

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  75. Great card. Especially like the background technique.

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  76. A beautiful peaceful winter scene. I love the snow falling on your blog!

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  77. This is a stunning card. One of my favorites this season. I particularly like the pine background (it is so subtle) and the shaker scene.

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  78. Sweet winter scene...love the dimensional snow!

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  79. Thank you, Kimberly. I love your card. What a gorgeous background, which makes the oval shaker really pop. I never thought to use Flower Soft for a shaker......perfect!!

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  80. This is a totally awesome card, I love it!

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  81. I love this card. It is just so cute.

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  82. I love how you made it look like the animals are out in the woods on a very snowy day. We are supposed to get 4-6" tomorrow so this is what it reminds me of. The snow is just pristine, no sand from the sand trucks, only these animals so there are no tracks in the snow really, it's just beautiful, and so is your card. Also, and I never saw this before, but as I am typing pretty snowflakes are falling on the page and boy am I smiling. I love it! Don't know how it's doing that but keep it up! If these flakes pile up I might have to shovel out my computer! LOL

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  83. Love the background! And the whole card is gorgeous!!!

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  84. Love the shaker card design and with the forest animals made a wonderful background. Love the idea of using flower soft in the shaker card because it really looks like snow. Well done on the card.

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  85. Beautiful card...thanks for reminding me about spritzing Perfect Pearls on a stamp...great results! Clever to use Flower Soft in the shaker!!!

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  86. Great card! So real looking! Thanks!

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  87. A card that looks like a photo.... what a wonderful snow scene. That's a card to put into a picture frame! GorGeouS!

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  88. Very pretty! Love how you did the background!

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  89. Beautiful card. Such a pretty scene. Thank you so much for sharing

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  90. What a gorgeous scene on your card! I literally just saw a photograph like this from my friend on facebook, a mama deer and your young one after a night of snow!

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  91. what a beautifully designed card Kimberley - wonderful colors - lovely scene!

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  92. Beautiful card! Love the colors.

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  93. Your card captures the peaceful feeling of Christmas, I love all the special effects that make this card so stunning!

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  94. Love your soft pine background. Your card is so beautiful

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  95. This is STUNNING!!! I LOVE the pine background you created for this!!

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  96. Your pine background is gorgeous. The little snowy shaker scene is darling. Well done.

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  97. Fantastic card!I love you pine background.

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  98. Beautiful card. The background is awesome.

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  99. Beautiful snowy scene - makes me feel like I'm there...

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  100. Lovely elegant card! I would have never thought to put a Christmas card on a black cardbase, but it totally works with your design! So striking!

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  101. Your card is stunning! Love this idea!

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  102. Fantastic shaker card. Love the pine background. Thank you for sharing.

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  103. Great art picture. but please get off of diet drinks, they will kill you or at least make you very sick.

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  104. I love your GORGEOUS pine background with the adorable animal silhoettes in the shaker! Such a fabulous card!!!

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  105. Your card is amazing! When I first glimpsed it, all I could think was "peace". Your card is very beautiful and looks so serene and peaceful--a perfect card for the season! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your project! (Peg)

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  106. I love the woodland scene peeked behind that luscious green.

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  107. This is a beautifully designed card! :)

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  108. Love your shaker snow card! So so beautiful! Love the inky background too.

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  109. Wow! Such adorable card!!! Too sweet!!!

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  110. Love your pretty card, and the shaker filled with flower soft! Gorgeous!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  111. That pine background is so soft looking.....I just want to touch it! Beautiful

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  112. Lovely and dramatic. Thank you for sharing

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  113. Kimberly, what a sweet scene you made!

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  114. What a beautiful card!! That pine background is gorgeous and the scene you created - beautiful!! Whatever you used for snow in the shaker is perfect and I want some!!

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  115. Just beautiful! Love the sweet scene with the silhouettes and your color combo is wonderful. The gold frame is the perfect touch.

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  116. Lovely card - it's so evocative of a wintery Christmas!

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  117. Sweet card!! I love the green frame you created!!

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  118. What a great idea to do a shaker using flower soft!! That background panel is beautiful.

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  119. Love your inset...very peaceful! Thanks for sharing!

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  120. Your card is beautiful. I love the pine front and the silhouette animals.

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  121. What a beautiful card! I just love it. It looks like I'm peeking through a window.

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  122. So very sweet. Love the background. Thanks for sharing.

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  123. Beautiful card. Lovely,serene animal scene.

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  124. Cute shaker card and background! Thanks for sharing!

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  125. Gorgeous shaker card! Love your background! πŸ™‚

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  126. LOVE your card! It is gorgeous.

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  127. This card is gorgeous! I didn't know you were playing along so what a fun surprise! I love the soft green branches texture and the cute little scene inside! Such a beautiful card!
    -Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

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  128. So very pretty and unexpected. Love your stamping-with-perfect-pearls-mix technique.

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  129. This is gorgeous and that background you created is stunning!

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  130. Kimberley this card makes me feel like I am getting a sneak peak at night of the forest animals. I really like your card its truly is beautiful

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  131. LOVE the subtle and shimmery background, awesome shaker card!

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  132. SIGH! So stunning and serene! I love it!

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  133. What a wonderful card. I can really appreciate the artistic effort to create that scene. Alas - my cards won't be replicating.

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  134. Your card just says "Peace" w/o saying it😊. Very pretty. Thank you.

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  135. I'd love to bundle up and step into your scene, to breathe in the scent of the pines and stand, enthralled, at the beauty of nature in the winter! Gorgeous and serene! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  136. Very pretty card. Love the background!!

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  137. OOOHHH! This is just Lovely! The background effect is so creative, and to use Flower Soft for a shaker card is a great idea. P. S. loving the falling snow on your website.

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  138. you're amazing. that's all i have to say! oh, and this card is GORGEOUS!

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  139. Gorgeous!! that background is stunning; it definitely looks soft AND textural. Love it!

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  140. Stunning card! The pine background is fabulous.

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  141. Awww love this wintery scene! Gorgeous background

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  142. That background is amazing - just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the details.

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  143. I'm now inspired to use silhouette stamps !

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  144. That Perfect Pearls Pine background is AMAZING, as is the fabulous snow!!

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  145. I absolutely love your card! Your background is amazing & I have to try it! Everything about your card is perfect. So happy you shared and that Taheerah introduced you to me! This advent calendar is great :o)

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  146. So pretty. Love your sweet scene and your green background is just gorgeous.

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  147. Your card is gorgeous! I love the background you made!

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  148. Beautifully done! What a gorgeous green background! I love the wonderful winter scene you created - especially those two sweet bunnies.

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  149. Very pretty. I'm going to have to try a shaker card soon.

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  150. Perfect winter scene - I adore the bunnies ❤ and the green pine background is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you!

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  151. Beautiful card. Love the winter scene. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  152. What a lovely card. I like the technique you used as the frame and the dimensional effect you added for the snow. Thanks for sharing!

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  153. I love everything about this card--the luscious green background, the lovely scene in the shaker, the bold sentiment and the black card base. It's a work of art. Thx for the inspiration.

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  154. Oooh love that background! Thanks for sharing that technique!

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