Saturday, December 2, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia


I was thrilled when Taheerah messaged me and asked if I would be a part of her
Advent Calendar Extravaganza for 2017. Um, yes, please! It took me all of 3 seconds
to accept the invitation to be a part of one of the biggest events of the year!



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 each day at Taheerah's blog to see what special surprises
await behind the door!

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My sponsored company is Altenew whose fresh and trendy stamps, dies, and
stencils are so much fun to play with. Here's my project.


Originally, I wanted to use Altenew's full moon from To the Moon, but proportionally,
it was way too large for the scene. So I cut a circle from Post it paper and after adhering
it to the card, I ink distressed the card in several colors of Distress inks and dabbed on
water with a fine tipped waterbrush. I peeled off the Post it paper from the moon and
inked lightly with gray ink for some lunar texture.


The deer was inked with two colors of Distress Oxide inks and the face and
hooves were inked with black ink. A snowbank was cut by hand and adhered to
the background. It's not easy to see in the photo, but I added Stickles along the
edge of the snowy hill.


The deer was adhered to the card with dimensional adhesive and I drew in shadows
with a Copic marker. The sentiment was silver embossed beneath the moon and the
panel was adhered to a light gray card base.

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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 Altenew, so you'll definitely want to win!
Simply leave a comment on my 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.

And don't forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah's blog and
head over to leave them comments there as well to improve your odds even more!
You have until 11:59pm EST on Dec 31, 2017 to enter.

Don't forget that Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from Dec 1st-25th, inclusive,
so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and
amazing prizes every single time! 
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


243 comments:

  1. Lovely scene, the moon looks so real and that little deer is so sweet!

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  2. I can see the stickles on the edge, you made a wonderfull card.
    Really like your background, it looks like a real winter clear sky with snow falling down.

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  3. Love the glow on this winter sky scene and cute little deer, wonderful!

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  4. This is just beautiful! The moon looks so real!

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  5. how SWEET. Love your card and that moon = WOW

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  6. This is so pretty! Great job on coloring the shadows of the deer.

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  7. I love the background! I really need to invest in the distress oxide ink. Beautiful card!

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  8. What a beautiful scene you've created, love the intense colors.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous card! Your scene is so beautiful!

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  10. Such a pretty card. Look at that perfect shadowing on the deer. That is so cool. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. I love this beautiful nature-focused card! That deer is really adorable and looks so realistic! Very pretty!

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  12. This is beautiful! I love the background sky!

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  13. wonderful winter scene, Donna - and how great that you drew in the shadows for the deer.

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  14. Fabulous inking, Donna. The deer shadows are perfect.

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  15. AWESOME card! Love the pretty snow scene!

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  16. That deer is so realistic! Hard to believe he was inked instead of colored with a dozen copics!

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  17. That deer image is beautiful! Your card is done very well. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. How beautiful your deer, standing under the full moon, in the gently falling snow. Gorgeous scene! We moved to a new home in a new-to-us town a couple months back (woo hoooo: love my brand-spanking new house!) and in the surrounding farmland, we see deer pretty much every day. They're such graceful creatures...
    Hugs~carol

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  19. that is so pretty...excellent job!

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  20. Beautiful.
    The moon glows in the dark sky.
    Love the little deer.
    thanks for sharing.

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  21. I love the background. Beautiful card

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  22. This year I have so enjoyed the deer stamps.

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  23. Love this card. I really like the winter scene with the deer.

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  24. Beautiful card. The night sky is amazing.

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  25. What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Beautiful winter card! Love the deer!

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  27. wow what a gorgeous card. Love the scene you created:)

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  28. That little deer is just so sweet! Love the night sky, perfect!

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  29. Tomorrow is a full Super Moon and your card is a great celebration of the free shows offered every night if we just look up! Beautiful night sky and the deer is colored so nicely! I will certainly remember to use my oxides when doing deer in the future.

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  30. Beautiful winter night scene! Especially love the full moon.

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  31. What an absolutely breathtaking scene you have created! It makes me think of sitting on my deck after dark (covered with blankets because it is so cold) watching the sky! I think some of the most amazing night skies are in the winter! They seem so much crisper and more defined! TFS!

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  32. You did a great job creating your own moon :)

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  33. Love the colour blending in the background!

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  34. Beautiful card! Love this event each year and Altenew products. Thanks for participating!!

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  35. Love the moon and deer....beautiful card!

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  36. Sigh ... stunned by the beauty! Fabulous card!

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  37. Just stunning! Love this peaceful scene. The moon looks amazing!

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  38. I just love your card: the deer, the moon and the falling snow (so much to love)

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  39. The moon adds so much to this card-how peaceful! Thank you, Susan

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  40. Love this card, a beautiful wintery scene with the deer.

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  41. Beautiful, Donna! I love this gorgeous scene, and your moon is perfect!

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  42. That is a breathtakingly beautiful card! Perfection!

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  43. Simple and Lovely! Your night sky is just perfect!

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  44. Wow, amazing ink-distressed blue sky, and the realistic moon, Donna! Love this peaceful and wintry scene!! Hideko

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  45. I am really getting a lot of ideas from all artists. This is gorgeous and a fantastic use of your inks for your background!

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  46. Wonderful moonlit scene with this deer.

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  47. Your moonlight is beautiful. I love the deer and the silver embossing is perfect.

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  48. what a great idea to size down the moon!

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  49. The deer is a beauty and I love the inked background.

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  50. I love your background. Makes a lovely card.

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  51. Beautiful background & darling little deer! Love your card, Donna!

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  52. Love your coloring and the stars that you created!

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  53. Perfect card to send for the winter season and so beautiful, too!

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  54. OMG, Your card is just so beautiful. I love that deer, the moon and the background. The coloring on this card is just amazing Thanks. Tracey Magner

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  55. OH HOW INVITING! AN AWAITING DEER WELCOMING THE SEASON ON A MOONLIT NIGHT!WONDERFFUL!

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  56. Wowzers Donna, this is simply beautiful. A really lovely scene, well done.

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  57. Your card, and especially your background, are stunning!

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  58. This is beautiful!! That background is absolutely fabulous!

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  59. Nice card! Your moon is so realistic!

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  60. Wonderful card. Love the background and the cute little deer. Thank you for sharing.

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  61. Beautiful card. How fun this hop will be

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  62. This is one of the most serene cards I have seen. The innocence of a beautiful deer on a peaceful, snowy night under the full moon. Love it! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  63. That is pretty much exactly what my ideal Christmas Eve looks like around here. And honestly, the biggest variable is the snow; there are always deer! :) Thanks for a great card idea and for sharing with us.

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  64. Your card makes me feel so peaceful and calm. I love that mood it evokes! Wonderful.

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  65. Very excited to click on the link and find it was you! what a beautiful card Donna.

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  66. The card with the full moon and the deer is so lovely. It just seems to say all is calm all is bright.

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  67. What a lovely design, truly beautiful!

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  68. I am so into deers this Christmas! love it

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  69. Oh wow what a gorgeous card! Beautiful dseign.

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  70. What a wonderful card...that darling little deer in the moonlight...perfect. Cheers.

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  71. Such a lovely and peaceful scene. I love the moon lit background and that is a very sweet deer.

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  72. What a beautiful background and cute deer. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. So beautifully sponged sky! Super card!

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  74. Lovely card with a beautiful night sky.

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  75. So excited to see your card as I just ordered the deer stamp set. Thanks for a beautiful card idea!

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  76. Wonderful peaceful winter scene. Sky is so beautiful. Interested in the shadow technique on the deer. Thanks for Sharing

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  77. Wow, how stunning is that card, the background, the deer, wow x

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  78. Such a beautiful card, Donna! Love it.

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  79. Gorgeous card... someone above commented Serene... I concur~

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  80. Gorgeous card, love this stamp, I own it but can never get it just right. Fun way of doing a blog hop!

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  81. Wonderful inky background and the addition of the deer shadow is perfect!

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  82. I love the colouring of background. Looks beautiful.

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  83. What a serene scene and adorable little deer! Love Altenew for those exact reasons!

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  84. Leaving the shadowing for the deer adds so much to the card, it's those kinds of things that I forget - thanks for reminding me....

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  85. What a lovely winter sky and scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  86. Your background is inked perfectly, Donna! And that sweet little deer...fabulous card.

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  87. Awww what a sweet little deer, and your moon looks fab!

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  88. Such a pretty card - love the deer and the starry night.

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  89. I am really liking the effect of the distress oxide background!

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  90. Your realistic winter scene is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  91. Beautiful winter card, Donna! Love that sweet little deer & your fabulous background!

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  92. I love the sweet deer and the moonlight scene!

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  93. I love the sweet deer and the moonlight scene!

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  94. What a peaceful scene. Perfect for any winter holiday!

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  95. Beautiful card. Love the layered stamped deer!

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  96. great card and love altenew products. the sky with moon is so beautifully blended. I loe moonlight on snow

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  97. Beautiful! Amazing color in the background - Wow!

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  98. Lovely card.. that moon is so brilliant. I love that deer!

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  99. Very pretty. I love the dark night sky.

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  100. Sponging is my favorite technique. Beautiful card

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  101. Such a gorgeous, serene card. Love the background.

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  102. Adore the background and love that deer image!!

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  103. Gorgeous background! That moon is so realistic! Love this card!

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  104. Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Donna! Beautiful background and inking on the deer...WOW!

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  105. Such a lovely card! Love the sky you created and the touch of glitter on the snow.

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  106. Fabulous scene on
    your card. Love the
    deer.
    Carla from Utah

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  107. Wow! I love this beautiful scene!! The moon is awesome against the night sky and love all the glow! Thank you for sharing with us :)

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  108. Your card is such a delight ! Your sky is wonderful with an amazing light ! margessw@icloud.com

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  109. Beautiful - I love how you made the background

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  110. WOW! I love the shading of the background. The deer and the moon look so real! Gorgeous!

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  111. The background is a perfect foil for the lovely Modern Deer stamp set. Such a beautiful card!

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  112. The deer's shadow makes this beautiful scene perfect.

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  113. This is a beautiful night winter scene, so serene! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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  114. I am loving this advent calendar - so many fun new ideas! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation!

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  115. Beautiful card. The deer stamp is to die for.

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  116. Great card and I love the scene you created! So pretty!

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  117. Beautiful card !! Great sky, and the shadows you added are a great detail. Thank you for sharing your talent !

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  118. A very pretty scene you created. Love your colors, patterns, design, and cute little deer. Love it!

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  119. Pretty night time scene, love your DIY moon too!

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  120. Very lovely card. Thanks for sharing...

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  121. Beautiful card--I love then night sky and the moon!!

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  122. Donna, hope you're well! I'm loving your scene xoxo

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  123. Such a stunning card. That deer is beautiful and your background is dead on.

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  124. I love the background ... and the moon! Great card

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  125. I love how you made your own moon. Cute card!

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  126. This is utterly delightful!! I love the beautiful moonlight scene you created and the tip about adding water using a brush has been filed away for future reference!

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  127. What a fabulous moonglow you've created!!

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  128. Donna...your card is beautiful! I love that you could make this a winter or christmas card...depending on the need! And it could be a card for a child or an adult! Very versatile! I love the simplicity...and the color blending you did is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing! ☺

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  129. Love this winter scene card with the cute deer.

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  130. Beautiful card...love the colours of the background.

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  131. so pretty! I luv how this card-making community celebrates each other!

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  132. Such a pretty night sky! I love the moonlight effect!

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  133. Beautiful card, Donna. Love the moon :-)

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  134. Your card is lovely, Donna. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us all in this wonderful event. I appreciate your generous gift of art.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth

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  135. what a lovely card, the night sky is just perfect!

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  136. the deer coloring is a great contrast to your nigh sky - simply gorgeous.

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  137. Your card is just beautiful - amazing detail, perfect shadowing and the colors are amazing! TFS!

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  138. What a beautiful "deer" card....truly creative and artistic! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy holidays!

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  139. Beautiful card with a lovely deer in a winter wonderland!

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  140. I love the simplicity of this card. Beautiful!

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  141. WOW! Love your blue graduated background, stunning shiny moon, deer is amazing and details! Awesome Creative Work of Art! you knocked this one of out of park girl! Great Job! Well Done!

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  142. This is a stunningly beautiful card! Just wow!

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  143. Your night time sky is so well done. I like the deer image too.

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  144. Such a beautiful background! The deer is pretty cute too.

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  145. Absolutely stunning!! Seriously gorgeous!

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  146. the moon and the glow are perfect for your night sky scene. love it! thank you.

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  147. Such a peaceful and elegant card - the background color is gorgeous!

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  148. Oh Deer šŸ¦Œ how cute is that card....Altenew thank you for the chan e to win such a great prize.

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