Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

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 over 60 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 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 wait behind the door!

Living in Florida where Christmas isn't exactly cold - chilly at times, but definitely not cold - I knew I wanted to do something tropically inspired.

I chose to use winter themed stamps with a warm color palette and glitter, of course. Anything goes in Florida, and the more over-the-top and tacky...the better - especially the farther south you go! An all over background pattern is one of my true loves and I think the colors here are the perfect mix of warm and cool.

PRIZE ALERT

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 Wplus9 Design so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too to double your chances! 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 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments!

Don’t forget the 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!

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199 comments:

  1. I love your tropical-inspired Christmas card, Dawn. It would work perfectly for my Australian Summer Christmas as well as your cool-ish Florida one. ;-)

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  2. Beautiful card! Also your latest follower! :)
    Suchi xx

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  3. Perfect tropical holiday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. Perfect tropical holiday card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. I love the soft pastel colour of your cards! I also love how you made the sentiment look as if its covered in snow. Beautiful card, Dawn!:)

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  6. ABsolutely gorgeous! Love the added glitter!

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  7. The Holiday Boughs stamp and your inspired color choices make a perfect background for a "tropical" feel. Love this card

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  8. What a wonderful background, Dawn ... gorgeous colours and yummy shimmer! Anita :)

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  9. Lovely card and yes, yummy shimmer:-)

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  10. love those non-traditional colors! thanks for sponsoring this fun advent hop!

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  11. Well, I know all about living in a tropical climate; I'm in Ft. Lauderdale! So I can very much appreciate your lovely card. Love the colors you chose. Thanks for being a sponsor today and Merry Christmas.

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  12. So pretty! LOVE the color combo - and the touch of glitter!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  13. Your tropical colours-inspired card is gorgeous! Living in Northern Alberta, where the temperatures can be frightful at times, I'm especially smitten with the 'warmth' evoked by your images. So pretty! Thank you for being part of Taheerah's Advent series!
    ~carol

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  14. Fabeleous card!! Love the colour combo and the touches of snow! Merry Christmas to you too!

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  15. Love this fabulous colour combo! Lovely!

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  16. Beautiful card! The colors are gorgeous! :)

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  17. love the non traditional colors -beautiful b/g

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  18. Loving the cheerful colour combo...

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  19. Love the colors and that pine branch! Beautiful!

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  20. I love the warm palette and the added glitter. Lovely card~! TFS

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  21. It's beautiful! I love the un-traditional color palette.

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  22. I love, love these colors! And that stamp set it divine.

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  23. Cool and soothing in subtle colors, love it!

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  24. super idée et magnifique inspiration, merci, biz

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  25. I love this idea. What a great idea and a beautiful color combo.

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  26. Oh my!! This is fabulous!! Love the colors and the touches of glitter!!!

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  27. This set has been among my favorites this season Dawn ... LOve that glittery snow you've added - not one thing 'tacky' about this beauty! Merry Christmas!
    =] Michele

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  28. Fabulous card, I like all the happy inks you used.

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  29. Such a pretty card. I love the color scheme you chose.

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  30. Like the nature leaf card. Having grown up on E coast FL this suits the season and as far as Central TX where I live now we have temps in 70s which is unusual for this time of yr but I'm sure that we will get colder weather in Jan & Feb.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  31. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and textures!

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  32. Gorgeous card Dawn! I love the tropical feel and the touches of glitter.

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  33. Love the colors and beautiful design. You always impress me with your creativity!!!

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  34. Great card! Thanks so much for sharing and for sponsoring this fun event.

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  35. Your card is so pretty
    and I love the edges.
    Carla from Utah

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  36. That image looks wonderful in the tropical colours. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  37. ...and you used one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets. The colors are perfect...the question is, is that snow or sand around the sentiment. Beautiful, either way.

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  38. Love this sprig stamp! (Want it..). It's beautiful in tropical colours!

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  39. Love the background...so pretty!

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  40. LOVE these colors together! So pretty!

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  41. this is gorgeous!!! Love the color combo

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  42. Love the card.
    The colors are soft and restful.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas

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  43. Great color choices!

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  44. How fun! Love the colors on the card.

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  45. I like how you managed to incorporate glittery 'snow' in an otherwise tropical card. Very clever!

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  46. Absolutely beautiful tropical Christmas card,just like here in Puerto Rico,it's calm,peaceful and elegant!

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  47. Beautiful card and I love the colors!!

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  48. Love the nontraditional colors for this card and your frosty looking sentiment!

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  49. Sweet card!! Love the unique Christmas card!!

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  50. This is STUNNING! The colors are AMAZING!

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  51. Love the card but maybe I'm missing something.....Advent will be over tomorrow and I just got this email.....hmmm, better do some blog hopping to catch up!

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  52. Beautiful cheerful card! Love these soft colors!
    Holiday Hugs!
    Michele

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  53. Love those colours! Great card! Have a wonderful Christmas and a great upcoming New Year! Thanks for the inspiration in 2015, can't wait to see what you come up with in 2016! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  54. A great card and I love the background you've created! Merry Christmas!

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  55. A unique Christmas card that still looks wintry!

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  56. Lovely card, especially with the non-traditional colour scheme

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  57. So pretty, love the soft colors with those delicate branches!!

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  58. So pretty, Dawn! The soft colors really do add a tropical twist to the pine branches.

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  59. Great card.. love the crystals!

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  60. wonderful card, thanks for a chance to win.

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  61. Oh, I love this!! The soft colors are so pretty and the glittery touches are perfect!

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  62. Being from the north it doesn't remind me of Christmas, but I love the colors.

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  63. I live in FL too! Love your tropical card!

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  64. Dawn your card is beautiful. Love the freestyle. Thanks for offering a chance to win w Plus 9 goodies.

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  65. Oh my, I just love this design and the look of snow!

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  66. Gorgeous card!! Love the colors!

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  67. This is beautiful! Love the summery combo colors on a Christmas card :)

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  68. The tropical card is brilliant. Thanks for the idea.

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  69. Lovely card. Love the leaves and the frosting.

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  70. I adore the color palette you chose for making that gorgeous background, it is perfect for the tropical feel you were going for. I also like how you used a piece of a set to create your own look and background. Thanks for participating in this hop and sharing your talent with all of us. Thanks to WPlus9 for their generous sponsorship as well.

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  71. Beautiful! I love the simple elegance of this card.

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  72. I live in Florida too! This is PERFECT (especially this extra hot and humid Christmas)!!!! Thank you for such a beautiful design! Merry Christmas!

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  73. That is a really pretty card! It would even work this year for us in NH - going to be in the high 60's tomorrow!!! Where is our snow???

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  74. What a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for being one of the generous hop sponsors.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  75. Love your color palette -- and here in south Texas it's been a balmy 80ish degrees so I know exactly what you mean! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  76. I adore your design, colors & glitter--fabulous card! Keeping fingers crossed I win the gc as I want to add more WP9 to my collection--love the lattice die!

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  77. Am loving your beautiful card, especially since I live in Florida as well! Great inspiration for me!

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  78. Beautiful card! I love the soft & pastel colors!

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  79. Beautiful card! It makes me feel warmer just looking at it! Blessings, Melitta

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  80. I think the background on your card is gorgeous. I never think of using these kinds of colors for Christmas, so you've given me a new idea to try out. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us, and Merry Christmas!

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  81. Love the colors you have chosen for this card. Beautiful

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  82. Tacky? I don't think so...but Love the "beachy/Florida" colors and the busy pattern. :) The pops of limey green and the glitter put it over-the-top! :) Love it!

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  83. LOVE this card..such sweet colors!

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  84. Love the soft colour scheme!!

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  85. BEAUTIFUL card Dawn!!! LOVE your PRETTY brough-filled background, the colours are SO CHEERY and work perfectly with the sentiment. We have a summer Christmas here, so I appreciate your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - THANK YOU for sharing :)
    THANK YOU for being a SUPER SPONSOR for Taheerah's AWESOME Advent Extravaganza too!!!

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  86. Just beautiful! I love the sherbet colors. Merry Christmas.

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  87. Simply beautiful! I love the fun colors of this wintery card!!

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  88. A fabulous card (PINNED!) with a beautiful colour combo!

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  89. Your card is so Florida Christmas. It makes me smile. Merry Christmas!

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  90. Beautiful! I love WPlus9 products!

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  91. This totally made me smile Dawn - what a wonderful take on a non-traditional Christmas card for all those in warmer climes! Love the colours and the addition of the glitter still brings a touch of traditional festive feeling to the tropical design. Thank you so much for being a special part of my event, and a generous sponsor too! <3

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  92. I'm used to seeing either flamingos or Santa in swim trunks from my Florida friends --- this is MUCH more inventive! And beautiful!

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  93. Gorgeous card, love the colours and simplicity !

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  94. This is one of my very favorite holiday cards! I love the soft colors, the touches of glitter and your overall background stamping, one of my favorite techniques.

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  95. Lovely soft background!! Pretty card. THANKS so much for sponsoring the Advent Calendar event!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  96. So gorgeous, Dawn! Love the colors!

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  97. My first thought when I saw your card was "tropical" and I was right! I love to visit Florida. Merry Christmas from Kentucky!

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  98. Beautiful card, Dawn! Love the colors :)

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  99. Love the patterned paper you created and the 'icing' on the sentiment piece.

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  100. Love the color palette of this card!

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  101. Love your card. Thanks for participating in the Exteavanganza

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  102. This is fabulous! Love the colors and glitter....your "over-the-top" comment made me chuckle. :)

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  103. I the unconventional colors in this card! The design is awesome and unexpected!

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  104. I love the colors you have used, plus a very lovely card

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  105. Love the non traditional colors. Thanks for sharing

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  106. Terrific color combo and I love the glittery edges! Your description of S FL is spot on! lol!

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    1. I was so busy laughing at S FL, I forgot that I wanted to say THANK YOU for sponsoring the hop... so... THANK YOU!!!

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  107. Great design and festive inspiration:)

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  108. Love the pastel colors and the frosty greeting. TFS

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  109. another one that I pinned for next year's inspiration

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  110. Great non-traditional Christmas card!

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  111. Here in California it is usually warm as well, OK, except for this year! Your idea using tropical colors with the tree bough was brilliant and has me thinking for next years cards.

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  112. Untraditional colors certainly makes this card stand out. So pretty.

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  113. love your color choices, great for our Southern state friends or this year all of the East coast friends :)

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  114. Love how you created the tropical background with the tree bough stamp! Here in Kentucky we had a very untraditional 60 degrees Christmas, but I was loving it!! I'm not a fan of cold snow & ice!!

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  115. Love your tropical card! That bit of snowy glitter around the sentiment adds just the right holiday touch.

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  116. Awesome card!! Even though it is December 25th we are having a heat wave here in VT! Not a drop of snow in sight and no jackets needed! Very weird! Merry Christmas!!

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  117. Such pretty cards! I LOVE the colors! I've become a big fan of Wplus9 Designs -- love their stamps.

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  118. Oh, I love how you used the stamps with all those gorgeous colors!! It goes with all the pink flamingos, right? I have this stamp set and many more of your designs! Love them all!!

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  119. Just love everything about this beautiful card, especially the colors.

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  120. Love this! Gorgeous colors and design...and the glitter....YUM! ♥

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  121. Wonderful card. Thanks for sponsoring.

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  122. Such a pretty card in soft colors.

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  123. Beautiful! Love your background

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  124. Gorgeous card...love the colours and the glitter.

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  125. Dawn I love the non traditional colors!!! So pretty!

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  126. I enjoyed your "tropical" Christmas card-perfect for Florida. Thanks

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  127. So lovely and the color combination is super sweet! Filed away for next year's card ideas. :)

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  128. Love that background stamping and colors. So so pretty

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  129. Love the tropical themed Christmas card. TFS

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  130. I do love your color scheme. It is soooo tropical-ish.

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  131. i like the edges - looks great

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  132. Cute card. Thanks for sharing

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  133. SQUEAL!! Just AWESOME!! THANKS for sharing and for the chances to WIN too!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  134. What a fun and "Florida" color mix. It is fresh and creative. Love it! Thanks.

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  135. every other year we christmas in Florida, this is a great card for me to send on those years.

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  136. Love this stamp set....and of course I really like this card with the different colours.

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  137. Very pretty card! I love the stamps you used and the non-traditional colours! The glitter is a nice detail!

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  138. Really pretty card! I like the color combo!

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  139. Lovely card! All the nontraditional colors are so soft and pretty!

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  140. wonderful card love the soft colors.

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  141. I adore the colours you have used! Gorgeous!

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  142. This is great card, I've been really keen on non-traditional Christmas colors and this has it perfect!

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  143. I love the non-traditional choice of colors. Refreshing!

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  144. Merry Christmas (belated) from Naples, Florida, where hot is the weather word of the week! I love this card, and I can't wait to get the stamp and matching die!

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  145. I just love these pretty pastel colors! Beautiful!
    Holiday Hugs,
    Michele

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  146. Such a pretty card, Dawn. Love your color choice.

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  147. Such a beautiful card!! Love the background!! Love the colors..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  148. Oh I just love everything about your card! The colors, the boughs and that glittered frame...lovely!!

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  149. Wonderful design, Love the colors on the background, TFS and for sponsoring today's door :)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  150. Gorgeous card, so happy to see you sponsoring here...I love the sentiment panel.

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  151. Love this one!So soft & pretty.

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  152. Love the warm weather colors for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.

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  153. Love this, a fun holiday card.

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  154. Great card design...it would make a lovely Thank You card, too!

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  155. Love your card! Love the colours. :-)

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  156. Love the colors. You did a great job.

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  157. Oh lovely! The colours are great and very summery.

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  158. Wow, this card is so pretty! Love the colors you chose and how you did the background!

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  159. Love your background. I agree you can never have too much glitter lol.

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