22 September 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ...

{Just Because ...}

Thought I will share one of the card designs I taught at a recent Cardmaking Day in Durban, South Africa. Its a centre step design, of course, what else did you expect from me lol.  The image was a freebie from Free Vintage and the sentiment a freebie from Paulette, Create with TLC.  The grey design papers are from Fabscraps.




Here is a tutorial for the folded fan flower effect:








Once again I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with this creation:
A big welcome to my new Followers, hope you will enjoy your visits here.  Also thank you to my loyal and faithful followers who always leave such wonderful inspiration here for me to feast on.  Love you all and leaving you with a sunset photo I took some years ago whilst visiting a game farm in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

{LIST OF SOURCES USED ON MY CARD}

104 comments:

  1. o beautiful love the design and the colours. Those folded embellishments are lovely
    Bettyxxx

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  2. What a stunning card! I had stumbled upon that free image a couple weeks ago as well. Also thanks for sharing your beautiful sunset picture!

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  3. Beautiful image, little added touches and a wonderful creation.Thanks for the tutorial on these gorgeous flowersxxx

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  4. I am again very impressed by your great idea to fold, from a Tag like beautiful flowers.
    Your card is beautiful. I like the image very well.

    ♥ Carmen

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  5. Love how you made the top part of your card - so decorative! The pink and grey color scheme is beautiful - a great choice for this feminine card!

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  6. Beautiful! Love how you put this together!

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  7. This is stunning Desire. I love the design with that gorgeous image and wonderful folded flower design.
    hugs Sue xx

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  8. This is lovely! Thank you for the folded fan tutorial.

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  9. Fantastic card, Desire! Love the folding and whole design! Great images!

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  10. You have done such a fabulous job with this card Desire. I love the image and the sentiment is perfect. Love the design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  11. Perfekte kleur palet Desire!
    En die detail... jou signature... wow so mooi gedoen

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  12. Beautiful card and great design too. Love the tutorial too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  13. what a very beautiful card Desire love the colour combination.

    greetings karin

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  14. WOW!! A true BEAUTY.....Love it!
    Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

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  15. Amazing! Love how you create the look with tag. Lovely design!

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  16. Beautiful card !I loved that fan fold flowers !

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  17. This is gorgeous,fab colours and image,love all the details.xxx

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  18. This is gorgeous Desire. The image and colours look fab and I love the pretty folded fan you've made.
    A brilliant tutorial too - thanks for sharing.
    Lorraine x

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  19. gorgeous card and love the layout.
    Kim x

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  20. Gorgeous image nd colours, thanks for playing at PTW

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  21. This is AWESOME, Desire. I love the sewing image (dress form) and the pink and black combination. You're SO creative, and I thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us each week in our challenge. I am blessed beyond words to have you share your talents with us, Desire. God bless you always!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  22. Simply beautiful Desire, love the colours and fabulous sentiment and the image is wonderful..gorgeous card.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  23. Such a beautiful pink and black creation. I hope you are having a stunning long weekend.

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  24. WOWZA!! This is such a beautiful creation Desire ... thanks for the tutorial! And that photo is just breath taking! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DEVINE DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  25. Gorgeous card! Love details. hugs, Helena

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  26. Beautiful card Desire, I like the image the design the colours and the sentiment.
    Kevin xx

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  27. Gorgeous, Desire! Love that cool image & perfect sentiment! Wonderful step design, love your pretty papers & colors, and your bling & embellies are fabulous! :^)
    I so enjoy seeing photos of your beautiful country! And I am still waiting for you to send me a penguin or six. ;^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  28. Stunning. Love the colourcombo and image, verry chique. Gorgeous flowers, another 1 I should try. Thank you for an excellent tutorial.

    Huggsss, Angelique

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  29. Desire,
    As far as I am concerned you are one of the most inspirational paper crafters online. There is always a fresh boldness to your work that has CLASS. Your generosity in sharing ideas and tutorials is wonderful. This card is vibrant, fun and unique.
    Thank you for taking time to post this beautiful artwork with us again this week at WAW.
    Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday
    Did you like our Facebook page?

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  30. What a gorgeous picture! Friends of our recently returned from S. Africa where they'd gone to adopt a little girl. I'd love to go one day!

    And your card is incredible! What an amazing design, Desire! I've always loved pink and grey together and the bits of black are so striking!

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  31. Stunning card Desire, I love the colors and your gorgeous folded fan flowers!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  32. Wow the scenery is picture perfect! Lovely card

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  33. oh WOW! how amazing is that design! thanks for the tutorial... it looks just so fabulous :D

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  34. Another stunner Desire, I would love to sit behind you for an hour or two watching you make these beautifully intricate creations.

    Hope you have a good Monday,

    B x

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  35. Fabulous card, love the colours and the layout.
    luv
    Debby

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  36. This is so chic. Gorgeous colours and I love those flowers. The sentiment finishes it a treat.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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  37. Stunning card Desire - love the shape and gorgeous design.
    Fabulous colour combo too.
    Thanks for playing along with The Divas, PTW and TPC this week.
    Good luck xx

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  38. A beautiful card in a lovely colour combi. A beautiful design and a great effect with the folded fan! Marlies

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  39. Desire, this fabulous card is excellent as usual for such a talented card maker as you. Love everything about it. Thank you for entering at Fairies Challenges and all the best, hugs Jackie, DT member x

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  40. Desire, this fabulous card is excellent as usual for such a talented card maker as you. Love everything about it. Thank you for entering at Fairies Challenges and all the best, hugs Jackie, DT member x

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  41. Fabulous colors Desire and those little folded embellishments are awesome! Great image with the perfect sentiment

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  42. Wow Desire - oh, give me a moment to take another look at your card in an attempt to put the miriad of thought into some sort of cohesive order - It's so stunningly beautiful.... Ok, I'm back having indulged myself in enjoying every aspect of your incredible artistry and techniques (which you so generously share in your great tutorials) Your image and sentiment work brilliantly together and I love the shades of pink with black - pretty and dramatic at the same time. I hope that you've got someone special in mind to give this card to because it is such a very special creation. I'd like to thank you for the photographs you share of South Africa - I know how much I love seeing the beauty of South Africa through your eyes/camera lens. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

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  43. This is a gorgeous card! Looking at your folds, they are spectacular and not so scary to make after you show us how! lol I love the embellishing you used on them, very beautifully done.
    Hugs Kelly

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  44. This card is a knockout Desire! I really love the way you manipulate paper chica. ;) Fantastic card!

    Thanks for including the beautiful photo. You are so fortunate to have views like that where you live. Hugs

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  45. Wow, this is gorgeous. That's a lot of detail. Love the color theme. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Devine Digi's" challenge.

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  46. I do love your card, gorgeous. xx

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  47. Real eye candy Desire, this card is TOTALLY AWESOME, beautiful colours, great composition and just all over STUNNING. Thank you so much for sharing you art work with us:) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon :) Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

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  48. Wow absolutely stunning, love the image and the fan folds are fabby, Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/552129938176775/

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  49. So beautiful!! Love the pink and black colors together like this!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation! HUGS - *Vicki*

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  50. This is gorgeous Desire, fabulous image and another lovely sentiment.
    Thank you for the tutorial, those fan flowers are brilliant.
    Pauline
    x

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  51. wow so stunning denise.fabulous design and i love your colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  52. How gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors and the folded flowers. :)

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  53. What a fabulous card Desire, sooo creative!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian

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  54. Very chic! Black ,white and pink- a fabulous feminine colour combo, beautiful design and your folded flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at hobbycutz this week.
    Chris
    x

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  55. Very beautiful! I love the colour combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  56. wow you really do make the most fabulous cards!!! I totally love the embellishments you have made for this stunning creation! Fabulous picture as well... that would really be inspiring to see such view!

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

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  57. Beautiful card Desire. Lovely image and colours. Love the folded flowers. With my DT hat on thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  58. Wat is dit een schitterende kaart.

    Liefs Riet.

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  59. oh, I love the way you hit the theme! Thanks for playing paperminutes.
    hugs
    mamapia

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  60. Your card is gorgeous. Love your folding - which you must be able to do in your sleep. Love the picture of South Africa too. Saw your beautiful creation on MIM and many other places, hehe.

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  61. Absolutely stunning, thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran DT xx

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  62. Beautiful! Love he pink & black color combo!

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  63. Like the artsy, vintage look to this. Has wonderful layers & arrangement. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch182 Anything Goes.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    OSAAT DT

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  64. What a cool effect the folding gives. Very classy in pink and grey. Thanks for joining in the fun at LMMS!!!

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  65. Just magnificent!!
    Love the colours!
    Thanks for showing how to make the cool flowers!
    Hugs
    Rene

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  66. Desire, very nice folding, thanks for the lesson.

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  67. Stunning card, fab image and design.I love the colour combo and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

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  68. Very pretty design. Great birthday card, Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy

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  69. What a cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cuttin and Stampin.

    Robin S.
    www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com

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  70. Desire...I just love your card designs..all so beautiful with their special touches. Thanks for sharing the tutorial I will have to try this fanfold flower effect.
    Blessings,
    Antoinette

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  71. What a beautiful creation. Love all your folding.TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

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  72. Fantasties! Dankie weereens dat jy so pragtige kaartjie saam met ons deel. I just love the way you have put everything together! Thanks for the step by step photos. Thank you for sharing this lovely creation with us at Hobbycutz! Good Luck ....
    Crafty Hugs
    Denise
    xox

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  73. Wow Desire, awesome freebie, lovin the retro feel of this beautiful fold and design, great composition.
    Hugs

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  74. Hi Desire, this is gorgeous, I love the image and the pink and black together is super. Fabulous details.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  75. http://fairieschallenges.blogspot.be/

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  76. such a striking and stunning design. Thank you so much for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge with your creation and good luck. Tina-Maree DT xx feel free to enter the following challenges :)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/149926178545903/ Glamoureyes

    http://mybestiesuk.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://creatachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

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  77. This is a lovely card. Thanks for the little tutorial.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

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  78. Hi Desire! Congratulations on reaching 700 followers! Wow! I am not surprised, however...your amazing and generous tutorials are mind-boggling! I just realized that I forgot to thank you for your lovely comment on Eniko's playhouse a while back...I always so appreciate a visit from you!

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  79. I love the colour scheme all those lovely pinks,blacks and greys and that you took the time to show us step by step to make part of it ..lovely!Many thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT Anita DT

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  80. Lovely work Desire.
    Thank you for your comments on my blog.

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  81. Wow this is fab, love the colours! Thank you so much for Joining us at A Creative Romance this time. Jen xx

    P.S I have a little Candy on my blog if you care to vist <3 http://jfroog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  82. Happy birthday to you Desire! Wishing you all the wonderful things in life!
    YOu are certainly one talented crafter!

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  83. WOW, Wunderschön
    lg gertrude

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  84. WOW, wunderschön
    lg gertrude

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  85. What a gorgeous card, I love the shape. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

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  86. Wonderful card depicting Paris. Well done, nice colors, wonderful image, great embellishments. I'm not sure it meets the challenge of "glitzy and glamorous", but I suppose it could be glamorous living in Paris! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stampin' challenge. --Gail, DT

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  87. A beautiful card, great colours and lots of elements, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel an the Fox, blessings Hilde

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  88. Gorgeous card, love the pretty design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good luck!

    Donna x

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  89. You are so clever with how you think up your embellishments! Thanks for the visit!! Sorry I can't keep up with more regular visits, I just have no extra time any more :(

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  90. Beautiful card! Love the color combo and the folded fan flower!

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  91. h WOW, Desire! THX for showing that technique and your BEAUTIFUL card! It IS very Vogue! The color combo is my FAV! LOVE your photo of South Africa as well! GORGEOUS!

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  92. Beautiful card Desire. xx

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  93. This is fabulous! I love the layout and your choice of colours. Judy x

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  94. beautiful card love the colours and embellishments -great tutorial and love the photo
    Carol X

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  95. Desire, I love the fan effect and your card is gorgeous!

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  96. wow Desire questa card è fantasticaaaaaaaa !!!
    mi ha fatto innamorare!!!!!!

    Grazie e mille per le splendide spiegazioni!!

    Sei un mito!!

    bxbxbx

    manu

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  97. Awesome card Desire, thanks for your tutorial, your are so creative, love your work!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  98. Your card is over the top and so unique! Love your little fans -- they go perfectly. Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenge this week!

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  99. Simply stunning card, Desire! and fabulous idea !

    Hugs, Sande xx

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  100. Super cute. Love the fun fold and vintage image. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion!

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  101. So gorgeous!! Love all that pleating and eye candy colors!

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  102. A beautiful card and lovely technique Desire. hugs Sharon

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  103. What a great technique!! and a fabulous card, Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  104. What a fabulous card. I love how you put the rhinestones on the fans. Thanks for the tutorial. In fcat that is why I stopped by; to check out your folding tuts. I've tried a few here and there and today I'm feeling exceptionally crafty. In other words, I think I may be able to get one that looks as awesome as yours:)

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