CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011



YAY!! It's the CASE Study 1st Anniversary Blog Hop!! Today we're having a celebratory blog hop with the CASE Study designers and muses. The theme of the event is CASEing one of the DT gals past or present! You can link up your card as usual on the CASE Study blog. There are some cool prizes to be won along the way, all you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to join in the hop and leave a comment. Don't miss out. I've some pretty things to give away!!! Ok, so here's my card for the hop.


The designer I chose to CASE is Andrea Ewen, here's her fabulous card. It's one of my all time fav's of Andrea. My version is pretty monochromatic but I wanted to focus on the elements and texture of the card. I CASEd the layout, the wonderful bow and flower cluster, the text page. Isn't Andrea's card stunning!!


I used some pretty yellow gingham, lace applique, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases by Waltzingmouse Stamps.


The yellow background paper I stamped using one of the motifs from Ovals - Classic Frames by Waltzingmouse Stamps. The white card I embossed with a script embossing folder and distressed the edges.


Ok now on to the the prize that I'm giving away on my blog. I put together a color co-ordinated little package of scrunchy seam binding, some paper flowers, lace appliques, diamonte trinket pins, pearl trinket pins, mini cameos, large cameos and some bird embellishments.


The cameos I made from Fimo, hand painted and added to a little tag. 


The mini cameos I also made.


The pearl trinket pins I made too.


I left the bird embellishments white but you can paint them to match your card if you like.


There's 5 yards of each color of seam binding.


And some pretty flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


So to be in with a chance of winning this lovely lot just leave a comment here on my blog before Tuesday night. One lucky winner will be picked randomly!! Winner announced on Wednesday! Don't miss out on all the other prizes up for grabs along the way, check out the other blogs!!

If you're participating in the blog hop you should have arrived here from Cindy's blog. You should be hopping on to Cristina's blog next. To start at the beginning just visit the CASE Study blog. Oh I hope I haven't forgotten anything. Have fun hopping!!!!

150 comments

  1. Your card is so pretty in yellow! I love the big bloom and how perfect the sentiment is!

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  2. Happy Anniversary!!!! Both your cards are seriously stunning!!! You both have amazing talent, that is for sure!!!

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  3. Haha! I double knew it!! You and Andrea CASEd each other, it was so clear to see that you're going to go for a girl after your own hearts :)
    Both of your cards are amazing! I remember seeing that one on Andrea's blog and thinkning "omg this is so percious!". I'm so glad you picked it, your monochromatic take rocks my boat :)
    Thank you for a faby prize too, something tells me that you'll get a TON of coments on this post... lol

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  4. Such a gorgeous card! Love the romantic feel to the soft yellow and white. Oh and your blog candy presentation is to die for! Such gorgeous homemade embellishments... I just want to reach out and pet it all! :)

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  5. Such a pretty CASE of Andrea's card. Love the yellow! Your cameos are gorgeous!

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  6. oooh i so love this! the monochromatic look looks great and the shabby feel is showcasing this card as more on the elegant side. LOVE!

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  7. This is such a beautiful card, the colors and the gingham ribbon with that beautiful tag. This is gorgeous and I have to say, the winner of this prize will be so LUCKY! Crossing my fingers it is me.

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  8. Gorgeous! Love the flowers - so pretty. The yellow is so cheery, perfect for summer.

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  9. Clare your yellow card is a lovely ray of sunshine on a grey day!! Simply beautiful. What an amazing generous giveaway too - a crafters dream - I think the cameos you made are my favourite - just stunning.

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  10. I love this amazing monochromatic Yellow color scheme just right for someone in summer, or when you wanna send some sunshine to someone special. TFS... Very inspirational

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  11. Love the cards! Your giveaway is soooo generous!

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  12. Such a gorgeous card . Like always .

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  13. I love your take on Andrea's Card! The color combo is gorgeous!! It looks like something that can be turned into beautiful wedding invites! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    EthansImprints.blogspot.com

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  14. HelloClare

    What an amazing card, it's beautiful. I love your style of cards. The colours are so soft and gentle, and I love the distressed look.

    irene
    xxxx

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  15. Your card is devine! Your handmade embellies are just beautiful! You are so clever! The person who wins those is one lucky cardmaker!

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  16. I love all your designs - in fact I look at your blog everyday as I can always find inspiration in your style and designs. They are just beautiful!

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  17. Wow!! Its so summer time and makes me miss lemonade!! loved it! Your giveaway is so drool worthy! thanks for the chance.... and thanks for inspiring us... Always!

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  18. Your cards are very beautiful. Love your work.

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  19. i love the card, i like the color, it is so soothing, i like the distressed look and the background stamp. the flowers and the little tag with the sentiment looks perfect on this card.

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  20. OMW! Such a beautiful card! And so is Andrea's. I can see why it's a favourite of yours!
    And your prize is stunning! Your Fimo 'bellies are adorable!!
    Thanks for introducing me to the CASE Study Blog and the other DT's. I'm blown away by all the gorgeousness from you guys!

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  21. LOVE your CASEd card ... brilliantly done as always ... and such beautiful handmade trinkets ... who wouldn't want to receive these!! Thanks for the opportunity

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  22. I haven't seen a card that uses paper in quite the same way as you have here ... I love how it folds and gives the card so much dimension :o)

    Love Shelly X

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  23. WOZERS Clare!!! SO beautiful!!! LOVE it!!!

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  24. Hi Clare. Love your monochromatic card! The beautiful flower and ribbon bow really stand out! Thanks for sharing. -XingYing-

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  25. Your card is gorgeous! The soft yellows are so cheerful. I can't believe that you made those cameos! They are incredibly beautiful!

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  26. Stunning card Clare. Love the details. TFS

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  27. Absolutely beautiful. Love your color choices...just gorgeous!

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  28. Hahaha...how completely predictable of us to CASE each other...I guess it was a given knowing both of us are in love with the "shab"! I am SO honored that YOU CASEd my card! I simply love your style...you have such a way with ribbons, lace, flowers...all things girly and dear to my heart!
    Your card is spectacular...I love the monochromatic color scheme...the yellow is a gorgeous accent color and your details are lovely...as usual!
    And WOW!! I wish I could win your fabby prize!! Maybe along the way in the future we could have our own swap!

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  29. You card is wonderful!
    Kris Sobolik
    www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com

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  30. What a cheery yellow card, so sweet!

    Your giveaway goodies are stunning! Thanks for the chance!

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  31. What a beautiful card, Clare - these colors of yellow and pink have been so appealing to me recently. Your blog candy is amazing, even more special because so much of it is made by you - thanks for the chance.

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  32. Such a sunny little card and your beautiful give away, WOW! you are very talented!

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  33. Wonderful card, love the bright yellow touches and the distressing! Thanks for a chance to win these awesome products!

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  34. Lovely card! I especially like the embossed script paper in place of the text paper. And the monochromatic yellow colour scheme! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win an absolutely wonderful giveaway! ;-)

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  35. wonderful card! I love the color combo!

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  36. Wow! your card is amazing... I wanna be like you when I grow up. For some reason, I can never seem to get such an amazingly beautiful card together when I start putting different pieces together like that. It's just beautiful!

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  37. I love all that yellow and texture---just so beautiful!! Then your amazing blog candy!! I love your cameos--seriously hand made! What a talent you are.

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  38. Gorgeous card! Love that shade of yello - it is so pretty!

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

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  39. Clare, your cased card is truly beautiful! So many lovely elements. And your handmade creations are STUNNING! WOW!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

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  40. Beautiful card and what a fun set of giveaways.

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  41. What a beautiful and bright card!
    And what an amazing candy: cameos are so beautiful! Hope I have luck ^_^

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  42. Love your card, very pretty! Your blog candy is gorgeous. I can't believe you made those cameos!
    And the colors of it all put together, lucious!

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  43. oh, that yellow gingham ribbon is just yummy!! What a gorgeous card and fantastic blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  44. Just beautiful! I love the loopy ribbon behind the flower!

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  45. Beautiful card. Yummy blog candy.

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  46. Lets just start by saying that you had me at Yellow, every little detail in your card is gorgeous. I love it!

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  47. What a gorgeous card Clare! I think I have that embossing folder, but I'm never brave enough to distress the edges of my card and paper. I can't believe you made that blog candy! So beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win it. Happy anniversary CASE Study!

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  48. Wow! overwhelmingly beautiful, great take on Andrea. She is one of my very favorite designers. Isn't Fimo is great. My mother, Arlene Thayer, started one of THE very first craft blogs on the internet. Really. It's still around, called "Polymer Central". You are quite talented! Happy Anniversary and thanks for all the fun!

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  49. Lovely distressing on the card and the focal flower piece is fabulous. Lovely card.

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  50. Gorgeous! I love the yellow flower, the distressed edges... just perfect!

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  51. Love the sunny yellow on your spectacular card! Awesome-ness! Great prize package, too!

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  52. I love your CASE, it's exquisite! Your prize package is simply amazing-you are a super talented gal!!

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  53. Ckare your card is so beautiful! You have chosen such lovely colours too.

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  54. Wow, your card is beautiful! Love the distressing and I totally adore the yellow gingham, gorgeous! And your candy is fabulous! Thank you for a chance :D

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  55. Stunning card, Clare!
    I love that you distressed it a lot - it looks phantastic!
    Sadly I´m often not "brave" enough to distress my papers...
    Hugs
    WOW, what a fabulous prize you put togehter!!!!!

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  56. Beautiful card. Love the monochromatic look. Your handmade trinkets are gorgeous.

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  57. I love your happy yellow card! And those embellies are beautiful!

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  58. Both cards are gorgeous. Love the yellow theme on your card. OMG, your give away is awesome. Excellent job on the cameos and pins. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  59. Clare....such beautiful work! Love the flower accent!

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  60. Yourself and Andrea are like kindred spirits in your crafty style, Clare! I love how you both totally oooze shabby-chic, vintage elegance through your creations (how on Earth do you do it?! LOL!)
    And WOW - your home made embellies are amazing!
    So happy that you're on our DT and can party with us!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  61. beautiful card and I really like the white embossed background and distress you did with it

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  62. Gorgeous card and its amazing what changing colours can do. I particularly love the distressed script background.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  63. Love your card Clare...and the prize package is amazing!! Many people can put together a pretty card (yours are exceptional) but certainly not everyone is able to create such beautiful cameos! Mousetales

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  64. Your card is gorgeous! I love the summer colors and all the texture! And what an amazing prize package, thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Absolutely love the torn papers! So pretty! And, excuse me, did you say handmade cameos? Gorgeous!

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  66. Sweet, sweet card! Yellow has been my "new" favorite color for a couple of months now, and your card colors and style are right up my alley! I love everything about it.

    Your blog candy is absolutely gorgeous and I already have several possibilities for projects rolling around in my head. Soooooo hope I am the lucky winner!!!

    Hugs,
    Victoria Merrick
    angelicmsn1@aol.com

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  67. Wow Clare, your CASE of Andrea's is amazing and totally gorgeous. But I have to say you hit the ball out of the park with the giveaway!

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  68. Ohhhh what a beautiful card!
    Amazing giveaway too ... your handmade embellies are fabulous!

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  69. I love the colors used in your CASE'd card - and the prize is darling!

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  70. Love your card! It is so bright and cheery! Your prize package is wonderful--thanks for a chance to win!

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  71. Such a beautiful card. And your handmade embellishments (especially the cameos) are amazing. TY :)

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  72. Oh. My. Word. This is drop-dead gorgeousness in every detail! I've alway loved a soft yellow color scheme! What a fabulous prize package! Would love to learn to make cameos some day!

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  73. Wow they are both just beautiful. may have to case this myself lol.

    Jo

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  74. Wow,Clare I have to say that your creations take my breath away!! I love how you cased this card! It is so inspired, fresh and beautiful in yellow!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
    smiles,Deena

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  75. Gorgeous, fabulous, stunning.... Need I say more? Love the monochromatic look!! Seriously, you made all the embellies..wow! You and Andrea do have the same love of things/styles!!

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  76. Love the texture and embossing.

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  77. love your card and all the cute tags you made, this is so fabulous.

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  78. I have never put yellow and pink together but they are stunning on your card.

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  79. so gorgeous girl, luv all the shabby details!

    enjoy *~*

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  80. Your CASE card is lovely, and all that texture is great! Your blog candy is even more impressive - every detail of the presentation so beautifully designed to showcase your fabulous handmade embellies! Gorgeous!

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  81. The card you chose of Andrea's is definitely one of my all time favorites too! :D Yours certainly does it justice though! WOW! I adore the gorgeous yellow, such a bright and happy cheerful card ~ Thank YOU for sharing! Beautiful!

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  82. OMGosh!!! What I would give for your prize package. Beautiful stuff...

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  83. Your card is so beautiful, I love how you did your embossed background! Your giveaway is absolutely fabulous, I just adore all the things you personally made--gorgeous work!

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  84. Super beautiful and wonderful case on Andrea's card! You both have such an elegant/beautiful/shabby chic style. No wonder you both love to case each other :):)

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  85. LOVE your yellow card & the luscious tags!

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  86. So pretty, Clare! I love yellow, it makes me smile. :-)
    Michelle.

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  87. Dashing card! I love the light and bright yellows and splash of pink. Love it right down to the lace peeking out from the flower spray! And your gorgeous talent with a HANDMADE embellishment prize pack. Oh my stars!

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  88. Your card is gorgeous! I love the monochromatic color scheme, and the way you embossed and distressed the white panel. I often make my own background paper, too...I like how you did yours.

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  89. Happy 1st Birthday to Case Study! WOW, not only a beautiful card, but the blog candy is to die for!! Love all of your handmade goodness!! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. As usual, soft and pretty, beautiful and romantic, I am going to case your card for the anniversary challenge this week! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  91. What a lovely take on this case'd card, gorgeous

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  92. Your card is so fresh and happy Clare. Wow love the sweet goodies you've made for your give-away...how kind of you. Enjoy the weekend!

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  93. Happy birthday CASE study!, normally I don't really like yellow but you've made it look so pretty with your mix of flower, ribbon and pearls.
    Kelly xx

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  94. A beautiful work of art! Love the pretty colors, the flower, ribbon treatment and pearls.

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  95. such a pretty card

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  96. Great card to case and ooohh even lovelier take on it. simply gorgeuos, but that give away i'm drroling here amazing love everything about it. Happy 1st anniversary.

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  97. I'm speechless. Your card is gorgeous! I love the shabby look and the flower is divine! Your prizes are displayed in such a lovely fashion too! Please tell me how you color your cameo's. Do you paint them? Use a felt tip marker? They are fabulous!

    Happy Anniversary CASE!

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  98. I love monochromatic cards, I think they can be more effective than colourful ones :) I'm starting to get into yellow a bit lately (sounds like a strange thing to say, I know!) so this is especially inspiring :) you've done Andrea proud I'm sure :)

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  99. Such beautiful colors and stunning embellishments! You're so talented!

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  100. I don't think the great prize on offer is the only reason for all the comments....both cards are of the standard that people aspire to (well speaking for myself ..)Gorgeous both of them.

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  101. Beautiful card, Clare :o) Love your creations for your prize, too. I'm enjoying the hop!

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  102. Oh what pretty cards. I love your blog candy too - puts my usualy supplies to shame!

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  103. LOVE that card of Andrea's, too! And you've done such a beautiful CASE in pink and yellow! Stunning work, as always, Clare! And wow! Look at all that lovely, shabby chic goodness! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. This is so beautiful! Love the CASE in the pink and yellow! I love the cameos that you have made for a prize too!

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  105. Beautiful! I love all that yellow with a bit of pink! Awesome prizes too!

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  106. Wow, your card is so beautiful! Love the yellow, the gingham ribbon, and the lace applique! As for your prize pack, it's gorgeous and I just can't believe you made the cameos yourself?!

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  107. Gorgeous card Clare. Love the shabby vintage feel.

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  108. Your beautiful yellow card is truly divine in the soft monchromatic colors. And, who cannot resist gingham. (P.S> - Your prizes are totally delicious!)

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  109. i need to learn to use more yellow! Those handmade embellies are amazing!

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  110. What a gorgeous card! Yellow is not a colour I work with a lot, but after seeing your beautiful card I think I will have to give it a go again.

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  111. Love the monochromatic colors n the shabby look.

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  112. what a gorgeous card !! I find yellow to be underused in card making...and your gifts are beautiful, would love to win...Happy hopping all !

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  113. Love your style of creating cards. The splash of yellow is really eye-catching. Particularly like the subtle pink!!!

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  114. Gorgeous CASE! I love the yellow. I never use yellow, but this has inspired me to give it a shot.

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  115. Clare you did a lovely job CASEing Andrea's card - I love the yellow gingham (you know, I think she CASEd you in her hop card too, LOL!)

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  116. STUNNING!! Love the yellow, the gingham, just all the marvelous details--and the distressing is SO amazing!

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  117. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Yellow is one of my favorite colors since I was a child. Fantastic!

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  118. Wow your cameos and pins are masterpieces - love the yellow and gingham on your card too :D

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  119. Beautiful ... love the yellow and gingham ... you have cased Andrea to perfection!!! Love it...

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  120. Wow, gorgeous take on Andrea's card, Clare! Love the happy yellow color scheme :)

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  121. Lovely card, I love the texture of the embossed white paper.

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  122. Your card is beautiful (as they always are!), but I am wow'ed by those amazing cameo's that you make!!!!! Not only can you make fabby cards, but all that other crafty goodness too? You are truly a talented lady!!! Hugs to you, cutie!!

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  123. Love the colors, and the card is stunning. Wonderful job.

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  124. Thank you for the opportunity to win the blog candy. The cameos and pins you make are stunning. The card is tops.

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  125. What a beautiful CASE - You did Andrea proud!! I'm always in awe at how "easy and effortless" you make layering appear -

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  126. Beautiful card and OMG! you made the cameo's they are just gorgeous!! Do you sell the cameos? You should totally do a tutorial on the cameos:) Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs

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  127. Claire, your card is beautiful, and what a lovely giveaway! Tour embellishments are stunning, those cameos are just gorgeous!

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  128. You have really made this your own Clare, whilst still capturing the essence of Andrea's design!! Yellow and white is always an unbeatable combination!
    What an awesome prize pack you have put together, so creative, there will be one happy winner! :)

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  129. Your card is fabulous and so are the prizes you are offering! I am crazy for the delicate yellow color you chose and your focus on the ribbon and flower cluster is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card!

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  130. Holy cow, such beauty!!!! AMAZING colors, layers and texture!!! I love this card!

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  131. Great card Clare. Love the colour choices. Great take on Andrea's card. Happy Anniversary!

    (Been having problems posting comments to some of the blogs in the hope, will try posting as Anon.)

    Connie MacFarlane

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  132. Love the yellow, its so much fun! I am a cameo lover and these are amazing. I want to know how you did these too! Thx

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  133. Happy Anniversary CASE Study!! Your card is fabulous!!

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  134. What a stunning CASE of Andrea's card! I love all the different shades of yellow - especially that yellow gingham ribbon!

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  135. Love your style, Clare!!! Thanks for this coordinating set of gifts :)

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  136. Your work is stunning and I will become a regular visitor to your blog. I love the card you made and Andrea cased! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  137. You card is wonderful! I love everything you did with the card! Thanks for sharing!

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  138. Oh my goodness these cards are drop dead gorgeous to say the least. So love the soft romantic feel to your card while Andrea's card really has a vintage but yet country feel with the red gingham ribbon. I love how you played off that but with a smaller size gingham ribbon. I love the soft muted yellow tones and all the layering. Just so wonderful. Your prizes are amazing too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  139. I have very hard time to make stuff in yellow even if I'm like the colour.
    You have done such a good work ♥

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  140. I absolutely love your Happy Yellow Card.Love those flowers...just beautiful.Your giveaway is so amazing.Who wouldn´t want it....

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  141. wow!!!! fabulous card!! love the yellow!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

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