Monday, December 7, 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’!

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Winston brings Holiday Gifts!

For our Advent post today I created this fun card using Winston's Home for Christmas! This is one of my favorite stamps to color! I love this image of Winston driving along with his car loaded up with holiday gifts and the tree sticking out the window! I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and colored it with zig clean color markers. I used more muted christmas colors and added some distress ink to the card to add a sepia look.

Let it snow Christmas Bear Card by Jennifer Jackson | Winston's Home for Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook


Then I added snow all over the top of the image using the snow splatter stamp from our newest stamp set, Whispering Pines! I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I also added the "let it snow" sentiment from the Whispering Pines stamp set, stamping it onto a piece of vellum and adding it in the corner.

To create the card, I added the image onto the card base with some muted snowflake paper. I also sponged distress ink on the paper edges to distress it more and help it match the image. the finishing touch was some brown and white bakers twine. I love how this turned out!!

Let it snow Christmas Bear Card by Jennifer Jackson | Winston's Home for Christmas Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook

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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!







189 comments:

  1. eeeeeekkkk!!!! i LOVE this card! The watercoloring you did on the whole scene is breathtaking Jen!!

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  2. This is my first time finding your wonderful site and I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers.

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  3. Omgoooosh! Love the snow BG with awesome coloring in the image with beautiful layering!

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  4. Adorably sweet! I love the inking! TFS

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  5. What a superb job coloring this adorable image. Love everything about the layout of the card, too. Such talent!

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  6. very nice card
    have a great day
    hugs
    >^.^<

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  7. Wow ,what a great job!Love the colours on this one.

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  8. Love how vintage-y this card looks!

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  9. Like the snowy background with the cute scene.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. I absolutely adore this card and I'm really pleased now that I ordered the Whispering pines stamp set a few days ago!

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  11. A magical Christmas card in every way, Jen, from the colours you've chosen to the image! Winston and his precious cargo of gifts and a tree makes me feel wonderfully festive!
    Hugs~c

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  12. Really like the color palette of this card!

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  13. fabulous colouring and love the distress background inking...so beautiful!

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  14. So adorable! Just added this stamp to my Christmas list!!

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  15. Absolutely cute! Beautifully colored.

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  16. The card is darling. Love all of the snow that Winston is having to drive through to get home.
    thanks for sharing.

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  17. This is adorable! I love it - thanks for sharing! :)

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  18. Really cute card! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  19. OMG, fabulous card, love the scene and the papers you used!

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  20. Winston is welcome to come to my house with all those gifts, as long as he brings Newton along! :) What a sweet card. Love the snowy background!
    Thanks so much for sponsoring the Advent Calendar event!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  21. Your detailed card will be treasured by its recipient! Adorable!!

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  22. Oh my, how much cuteness is on this card?!?
    Love both of these stamp sets...the Whispering Pines has the perfect winter-card images :-)

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  23. This is a well put together card!

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  24. This is just adorable! I love this stamp set. Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Fun card! Love that stamp and your coloring! Great texture with the snow too!

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  26. Wow!! This card is absolutely amazing!! LOVE IT!! :)

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  27. Your card is so CUTE!!!!
    Happy Holidays!
    Have a GREAT Day!!

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  28. Love the vintage look to this cutie!

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  29. Oh I love the watercoloring here - makes it look old fashioned!

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  30. Wonderful card and
    I love this stamp
    set! The snow is
    terrific!
    Carla from Utah

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  31. Such a beautiful card!! Love the color scheme you have used!! Very nice!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  32. I love this, Jen! The vintage feel is very cool!

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  33. Very sweet card! I especially like how you added the snow!

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  34. Been there. Love this stamp and your great work with all the coloring and details.

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  35. Love all your stamps, but am a sucker for Newton! This card is adorable. I love how you decided to make it all muted, and that snowy background stamp -YUM! Thank you for being a part of this awesome Advent calendar hop and for generously offering a gift certificate to your shop as a prize!

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  36. Such a cute stamp...love how Newton is all ready for Christmas!

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  37. Very cute. I like the distressing and the snow.

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  38. What an adorable little scene ... fantastic colouring ... and Winston is just so cute! Anita :)

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  39. So cute!! The coloring is fabulous, also love the the colors used!!

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  40. I really love this card! The falling snow is the perfect touch!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  41. OMGoodness this is cute! As many times as I have "seen" Winston, today, I see where he "looks" like a Winston! LOL SO fabulous! Great job Jennifer!

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  42. OMGoodness this is cute! As many times as I have "seen" Winston, today, I see where he "looks" like a Winston! LOL SO fabulous! Great job Jennifer!

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  43. Looks like an old-fashioned Christmas card. Your coloring of Winston and company is terrific. Love the tree sticking out the window and snow is falling!

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  44. This sepia look is a winner along with the Winston image!

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  45. How precious! And he looks like he's driving through real snow, bringing home the tree & presents. Gorgeous!

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  46. Cute card, I love the hue of the card.

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  47. I *so* love the vintage wintry feel to this card! The snowfall from Whispering Pines goes so perfectly with the scene! Thank you so much for sponsoring my event! xoxo

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  48. So adorable! I love how it was colored with sepia! I would love to see a video how you colored it!

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  49. This is simply gorgeous! I LOVE the vintage snowy scenery, and your coloring is amazing!

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  50. This is simply gorgeous! I LOVE the vintage snowy scenery, and your coloring is amazing!

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  51. I love this card so much that I just went to the Newton's Nook site and ordered the Winston stamps. So cute.

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  52. This card is so beautifully created. All the details are just perfect and make me want both stamps! Also, the coloring is outstanding!

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  53. Super cute card. Love the image and the amazing coloring. The white snow looks awesome.

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  54. Awww...Winston is such a cutie (don't be jealous, Newton, you're adorable too!) Awesome card!

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  55. So adorable! I love the embossed snow against the aged cardstock. Such a pretty color combo. :)

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  56. Oh, I just love this card! The image is adorable and the coloring is awesome!

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  57. Wow! That is one Gorgeous card!!! LOVE it ♥

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  58. This card makes me long for a non-summery Christmas!

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  59. This is a darling card! I love all the snowflakes.

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  60. Love your card...that white snow embossing is great!

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  61. How cute is that bear driving.
    Your coloring is fantastic.

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  62. Such an adorable stamp! Love your wonderful coloring and all the snow!

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  63. I love the warm browns to give old time feel to this card. Coloring is wonderful too!

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  64. Thank you for the chance to win. Such a cute & festive card. Hugs Bev x

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  65. Absolutely beautiful card and so beautifully colored!!

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  66. That image of Winston bringing home his tree is one of my all time favorites of yours, Jennifer, and you've showcased it to PERFECTION on this delightful card!!!

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  67. Oh my !! Thus is super adorable .. Love Newton !!

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  68. Super cute card! I love the rustic colors!

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  69. Such a fun card! The woodsy colors are perfect!

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  70. Wowzers! I could look at this card all day long!! SO FABULOUS! I love every single detail!!!

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  71. This card is just adorable! I love this image of Winston - so cute!

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  72. This is so cute and very well done. I love the shading in your coloring, and the snowy look is super!

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  73. So very vintage -- love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  74. Such a darling card. Your coloring is perfection and love the sepia tone. That is one cute bear!
    Lu C

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  75. Absolutely adorable! Love the color choice and vintage look on the watercolor panel with bright white on top!

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  76. This is just so beautiful! Love your coloring - just amazing!

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  77. Wow Jen, Your card made me smile immediately. Of course the adorable bear image but also your color choices, distressing, snow and fabulous coloring abilities.

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  78. CUTENESS GALORE - Winston looks SO MERRY :)
    LOVE your MAGICAL colouring and colours!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION Jen and for being a generous sponsor for Taheerah's AWESOME Advent Extravaganza!!!

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  79. Beautiful card! The image is adorable and your snowy background is fabulous! TFS

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  80. This is so pretty with all the neutral colors.

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  81. The colors are such fun here, super fun image and beautifully colored as well.

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  82. Love this card! The coloring is great and this stamp set is awesome!

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  83. Such a fun card! I love the snow =)

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  84. Love the colors that you used on this card! Fabulous!

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  85. This card is just gorgeous! I love the warm colors, and that image is soooo cuuute!

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  86. Love the colors and background that you used on this card!

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  87. Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  88. cute image and love that snow splatter stamp

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  89. Love the adorable card you made!:)

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  90. Such a cute image. I love how his car is bursting with festive cargo.

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  91. Great card! And I simply must have the Whispering Pines set!

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  92. OMGEE too too cute! great snowy effect too!

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  93. Oh WOW is this EVER CUTE! I love the blizzard he's got going on and just fabulously colored and embellished to make this card really eye catching.

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  94. oh Winston is sooo sweet!! This card is just awesome!!

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  95. Love this one! The snow just adds the perfecting touch.

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  96. You guys have the cutest stamp images. Love, love, love!

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  97. Snow scene's are really cool and yours is the best.

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  98. Terrific snow! Thanks for sponsoring the hop!

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  99. The colors you used, your coloring, the snow....just wonderful...all of it

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  100. This card is so cute, love your amazing coloring with the vintage feel!

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  101. Very cute card! The vintage look for the snowy background is a great look and really compliments the adorable car.

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  102. Wow - - You did a great job on the watercoloring - nice choice of colors

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  103. Love the coloring and the snow! Merry Christmas!

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  104. What a cute stamp set....and I love those pine trees!

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  105. What an impressive card! The images are so cute an dthe coloring is great!

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  106. One of my favorite cards so far.

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  107. Oh this is soooo cute. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for being one of the generous hop sponsors.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  108. All I can say is AMAZING! I feel like I'm in the car with him! Many Blessings, Melitta

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  109. This card is just darling - I love it!!!

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  110. Like your coloring. The sepia color makes for a very nice card.

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  111. That's one busy bear! What a great card. Love the vintage vibe.

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  112. Terrific, great coloring, love it all

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  113. Oh, this is so gorgeous mixed media card. Great design and festive inspiration:)

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  114. Great coloring with such cute stamps! Love Newton's Nook!

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  115. Love it! Fabulous coloring of this great image! TFS and for being part of this hop with a twist!
    Merry Christmas!

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  116. I love this card! Thanks for sponsoring.

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  117. What an adorable card! Such a lovely stamp. Love the design.

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  118. How adorable! Love the coloring and the way you added the vellum at the top.

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  119. As I commented on Taheera's site, I don't usually go for the animal stamps, but these are amazing, and I definitely looked 3 times! Thanks for a well-done example of a great idea.

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  120. OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SET Too bad I just found it the day after Christmas. Always next year!!

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  121. Such an adorable card, love it!

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  122. What a cute card. Love the stamp and how it is colored. TFS

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  123. Oh Lord!! You just can't get any cuter than this!! That image is just adorable! I LOVE the colors you used & the snow falling!!

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  124. Aww!! How adorable is this! I love the colors you used and the wreath on the front of the truck is the perfect touch!!

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  125. Wonderful card! I love everything about it. TFS.

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  126. Absolutely adorable!! Love everything about this one!!

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  127. Such a cute card! Love all the dimension. :-)

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  128. So cute! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  129. Very cute... Love the textured details

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  130. I love that snow splatter stamp!

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  131. Great card. Love Newton's Nook stamps

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  132. Great card. Love Newton's Nook stamps

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  133. Great watercoloring and I love the snow splatter stamp..wonderful card!

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  134. This is a great card! So cute for Christmas!

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  135. I can think of a hundred ways to use the Whispering Pines!

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  136. Absolutely amazing Christmas card,it's so sweet,cute and hilarious!!!

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  137. Winston looks like he is loaded with the Christmas spirit. Great coloring and distressing. Thanks.

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  138. Beautiful card, and the image is so cute!

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  139. This is cute card, love the colors!

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  140. Love this card. What a cute stamp set.

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  141. I love the colouring on this card, so eye catching!

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