Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

December 14, 2016

Today I'm so thrilled to be joining in the fun with Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia! Thank you so much to Taheerah for inviting me as a guest, and I hope you all enjoy this special event. :)



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!

I adore the stamp sets that Elena designed for Neat & Tangled, and I've been wanting to play with some of them for a long time. So, when I heard that Neat & Tangled would be the sponsor for today, I thought I must use this opportunity to play with her stamp set! 


Elena draws very cute characters! And I have a weakness for penguins. So I grabbed the Santa's Wonderland stamp set and coordinating dies, and paired it with the Star stencil which makes a fantastic background for holiday cards. Ah... I'm dreaming that this penguin would come and visit my house with an armful of presents this Christmas!



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 Neat & Tangled 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 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget 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!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

194 comments:

  1. Such a cute card. You've done a great job!

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  2. I just adore that Santa image! Love your coloring. I caught the little pop of Stickles on the star: probably one of my top 5 embellishment choices. Don't tell, but I actually use it on gift wrap too! It can really add something special to a special gift! Thanks for sharing today!

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  3. Oh my word Torico, this is SO STINKIN'CUTE! ♥ it!

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  4. Such a sweet card! I love how the background really makes the colored image POP!! Gorgeous! TFS!

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  5. Super cute! I love your backgrounds.

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  6. WOW! Adorable card love the background you created.
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  7. Santa and the penguin look like they are having a great deal of fun delivery gifts of Joy to someone special! Love it!

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  8. How darling your sweet Santa and penguin, set atop the pretty stenciled starry background! The shimmer of the gold star is such a charming added touch! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza; you've sent my festive spirit soaring!
    ~carol

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  9. Perfect addition to the Advent Calendar Hop; this card is adorable. Love that you put the focal image in the stitched oval.

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  10. This is such an adorable card. Love your coloring and that background! Nice work.

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  11. Oh, that star is just delicious! Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring as always! Love!!

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  12. Cuteness overload and my girls love penguins too!

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  13. Beautiful card - love the bit of sparkle and the beautiful backdrop!

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  14. This is SO cute! I adore that penguin. :)

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  15. What a sweet card. I hope Santa Penguin visits your house with 🎁 presents!

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  16. Darling card! Love the circle cut and the coloring

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  17. One word Torico! Stunning!!Love this very much!

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  18. Adorable! I love the little penguin holding the tree lights.

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  19. Wonderful card with lots of details!

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  20. such a sweet card! Beautiful coloring and I love the deep blue in the background!

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  21. Delightful! Love the background!

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  22. I could look at this all day long!! Your coloring is amazing!!! And the little scene you created on your card is totally adorable!

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  23. I love penguins too and this adorable one with his string of lights is the best!

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  24. Penguins too cute. thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. So cute! Love
    both the characters
    and lovely design.
    Carla from Utah

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  26. yOUR CARDS ARE ALWAYS SO ADORABLE! lOVE IT!

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  27. wonderful card. This is a super cute stamp set.
    DebbieC

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  28. Adorable, as always! I just love your coloring!

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  29. What an adorable card!!! Your background is just amazing. And your Santa and penguin are so super sweet 😊

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  30. Wow! Another really cute card using the Santa's Wonderland set. Love all the detail... the background, the coloring, the sparkle. It all equals adorable.

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  31. Super cute card--such a beautiful sky!

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  32. Such a happy card with Santa and the penguin love the colors

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  33. What an adorable scene and awesome background!

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  34. Love this sweet scene on your super cute card, awesome stamp set and love the background!

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  35. Love this to pieces! Your backgrounds look amazing and those little images are adorable!

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  36. The background you have stencilled is lovely!

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  37. This is so fun! I especially like the way you made the snow drift follow along on both the oval and behind it.

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  38. So cute and fun, Torico ... such delicious detailing! Anita :)

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  39. I love penguins too! They are so cute and make me smile. Santa carrying the Christmas tree is a wonderful touch to the penguin struggling with lights for it. It's a great card! Thank you for sharing!

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  40. Love the images and how you used them to make this cute card!

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  41. Very cute, love that little penguin.

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  42. Gorgeously cute card! Who doesn't love penguins!

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  43. Both the penguin and Santa are wonderful! Like the background, too!

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  44. Love the sweet scene you created on your pretty card. Thanks for the ideas;)

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  45. So sweet! Love that background behind the panel which is so bright and colorful!

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  46. Such an adorable and inviting card. I love the golden background behind the beautiful blue sky. I love it.

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  47. Absolutely adorable, as always!

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  48. Love your card and the colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your cute penguin and Santa on this fun extravaganza hop!!

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  49. Wonderful use of the star stencil and perfect coloring! Such a cute card!

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  50. Darling card. Love the yellow background

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  51. Love it!! It's like two cards in one. So effective with the blue on yellow background. Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Lovely card. Love the bling on the star.

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  53. Darling scene.
    All of the snow falling, the shiny
    star on the tree, and Santa hauling
    the tree to its destination - such fun.
    thanks for sharing

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  54. What a fun scene for a card! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Such a cute card, and so well executed, especially the coloring.

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  56. Just plain a wonderful card. So cute, so happy and fun. In short, GREAT!

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  57. Love it. Cute card great background.

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  58. super cute and i love the glitter star!

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  59. Neat card, warm and seasonal. A really nice change from so many over kills out there!

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  60. That is such a cute Santa! Every time I see it I think hmmm, might have to add to the stash! Your card is beautifully done! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  61. Really like the star background.

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  62. Adorable card! I am envious of your coloring skills!

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  63. Adorable card! The coloring is amazing

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  64. I live how you did that background!

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  65. This card is so cute! The images are adorable!!

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  66. I am in love with this adorable card! Penguins are one of my favorites too...and the Christmas holiday! Your colors are amazing and your card is so fun!

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  67. Such a sweet card. Love the darling images... great scene. That blue sky is amazing. Wonderful coloring.

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  68. I share your weakness for penguins, and that one is a cutie. Fun card.
    Ingrid

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  69. Fabulous coloring and very pretty on the oval cutout!

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  70. Sweet card and I love the background!

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  71. A darling card guaranteed to bring smiles, Thank you.

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  72. Very cute scene and I like the star background.

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  73. So adorable! Love your background. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  74. Love that penguin too! Cute card!

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  75. Would have never thought to pair it with a yellow background for a christmas card....but it's beautiful and cheery!

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  76. Such a beautiful and happy scene! Love it!

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  77. So cute and pretty! Love the coloring and the glittery star!

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  78. Love this whimsical card. Thank you for sharing

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  79. So sweet! Fabulously colored, you've achieved so much intensity.

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  80. Sweet scene with fabulous coloring!

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  81. Cute as ever, would love to receive this card in the mail.

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  82. Adorable card! What a fun stamp set!

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  83. Such a cute card. Love that stamp set.

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  84. such a darling card Torico - wonderful glittery star!!

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  85. Very cute scenery card! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. So cute...and beautifully coloured. Cheers.

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  87. Super Adorable!!! Awesome coloring!!

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  88. Wonderful card...especially love the sparkly star at the top of the tree!!

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  89. Great card with a beautiful background!

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  90. Darling card! Your coloring is always so amazing. Thanks!

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  91. This is adorable! Love your scene with Santa bringing the star-topped tree and Penguin is ready to decorate. Your snowfall is very cool.

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  92. Just love your coloring on this card. Amazing details, including the glittered star on the tree and the fun stenciled pattern in the background. Perfect!

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  93. love the background and the adorable images. Thank you so much for sharing

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  94. Love, love, love this card!!! I love everything about it! Your coloring is awesome!

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  95. Thank you, Torico. I love the cute penguin and personable Santa characters from Neat and Tangled. Very nice snappy, bright colors.

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  96. Wonderful card, love how you did your backgrounds.

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  97. Thank you for sharing your super cute card. Thank you for sharing.

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  98. Delightful! I love your star background and sweet holiday scene! So fun and festive!

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  99. What a lovely holiday card! I love the background stamp in yellow -- perfect backdrop for the adorable Santa and penguin scene!

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  100. Love the attention to details on your card. So many things to take in on your scene, their cheeks, white penned highlights. Great job!

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  101. Super cute! Your coloring is amazing!

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  102. I appreciate all of the work you put into making this card, Torico! The results are worth it. SO cute.

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  103. Torico, this is simply wonderful! Everything about this card is stunning!

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  104. Great card! Love the blue with the yellow paper so pretty and the Santa is so cute!

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  105. So cute and bright! I love this card!

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  106. What a darling card! The Santa is just adorable with the tree on his back!

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  107. So cute, I love this stamp set!

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  108. Such an adorable card! Love how you colored the cute santa and penguin!

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  109. That penguin and Santa are so very cute and you did a beautiful job of colouring them. You created a beautiful sky and I love the star background. The blue and yellow go together so nicely!! Lovely card!

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  110. Oh this card is ADORABLE!!! I LOVE how you layered all these images to make this adorable scene!!

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  111. Fun, fun, fun! Penguin cuteness...

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  112. Your card is so cute. I love that little penguin.

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  113. What a fun card! Santa & his helper look ready for a busy holiday! Thanks for taking the time to share during this busy, busy time of year! (Peg)

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  114. Wow!! So adorable!! Love your coloring too!!

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  115. Super cute card, I love the background especially!

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  116. A true pro at work in the coloring here , the shading and highlighting makes the whole image feel very 3D. I also love the starry yellow background. Perfect.

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  117. Love your card. Very whimsical and cute.

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  118. So adorable!! I love the santa!

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  119. What a cute card. Love the coloring!

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  120. Great card...love how the snow line flows off thecard design to the base. Adorable images.

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  121. Very cute! I love your background stencil!

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  122. Great card and adorable stamp set.

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  123. Pretty blue sky with those cuties.

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  124. Your coloring is amazing and I love that snowy sky you created!

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  125. the background on this is stunning. just beautiful!

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  126. Awww, so cute! Now I only need to win the lotto, so that I can buy all of these sweet images and stamp sets, lol! Lovely card!

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  127. Great Christmas scene. I love all the little extras, like the star, to make this a fabulous, one-of-a-kind card.

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  128. aw!! this is ADORABLE!!! looooove your coloring!! that penguin and santa are SO adorable!!! i just want to hang out with them!!!

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  129. Oh, this is so adorable!! That really may be the cutest penguin ever! And I love both your backgrounds!

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  130. What a cute little windowed scene! Love that penguin!

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  131. What a fabulous sky and cool stenciled background!!

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  132. Adorable card! Your background is stunning!Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

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  133. Cute card!! Love all the little details you added.

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  134. Love it! So fun and cute. Thank you!

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  135. So so cute! Love the design and the details are perfect! How do you get those cheeks so soft looking?? Amazing1

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  136. Super cute card!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year!
    preety

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  137. Love everything about this card, the yellow background, the gradient sky and the bright colored characters. Thanks for sharing!

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  138. Beautifully done and oh so cute, Torico! The penguin, the Santa, the tree, the skyline - fabulous design.

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