Sunday, 17 April 2016

Kind Hearts are the Gardens.

Hi there,
Thanks for popping in.
Sun’s shining and I would love to take a walk through the bluebells before it gets dark,
so here’s a quickie before I grab Dave and make for the woods!

It’s a 5 minute card,
using one of our background papers,
which I shall resurrect next week and get loaded onto the website.
Jim and I designed a bunch of them a while ago, 
and they really are so useful - 
especially when the bluebells are calling!

Birdhouse  in Watering Can into the centre.


Add some appropriate words.
Romeo the ancient cat.
Oh and lunch.
In his dreams!!!!


Swirl a yellow Claritybrush through a sun/moon aperture


I used Mustard Seed


Easy with our brushes.



The Groovi Corner slot punch comes in handy too.


Done.
I can hear Dave rummaging underneath in the garage.
He was at work this morning.
And I have been working on the New Design Club projects.
All day.


Enough.
The neck is aching and the bluebells are calling.


There is NOTHING that important 
that it can’t wait until tomorrow.


love & hugs,

94 comments:

  1. Hi Barb,
    What a fab quick card which is what we all need sometimes. Enjoy your walk in the bluebells and sun whilst you can. xx

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  2. Oh I do love walking through the woods when the bluebells are out. This stamp set is one of my all tine favourites, the bird house and little birds never fail. Hope you enjoy your walk with Dave. Xx

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  3. Gorgeous card as always Barb. Really don't blame you one bit for wanting a break from the grind - especially on a Sunday. Enjoy your walk in the woods amongst the bluebells. xxxxx

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  4. Crafty train on track again! Have been doing my art journal this afternoon so I now have a mountain of paints, pens, glitter etc to tidy but that's OK I prefer a creative mess to sitting twindling my thumbs waiting for inspiration to strike like yesterday! Xx

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    1. Afternoon Sheila, Diane, Pam, Dot, Morag, Gilly and Alison, nice sunny afternoon here bit cold though. Hope you are all well. Xx

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    2. Hello Donna glad you have had a good crafting day and your train is back on its tracks woo wee 😊 Xxx

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    3. Evening Donna hope your messy arty day went well can't ever see you twiddling thumbs with all your lovely stash Hugs DotXx

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    4. Hi Donna, glad you've had fun doing your art journal today. Don't think I'm thick but what is an art journal? It's been beautiful sunshine here but a bit cold out of the sun. Love and hugs Pam xx

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    5. Hi Donna,
      Pleased you've had a good day crafting and getting messy by the sound of it. Been a lovely day here today although chilly especially in the shade. Still I managed to get all my washing dry outside which makes a change. Love Alison xxx

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    6. Hi Pam, art journaling is a way in which you can get arty and creative, write down on paper your thoughts or feelings, try out new techniques etc. I have a book which I use to do arty backgrounds which I then stamp/stencil onto. I cut images out of magazines, I love quotes so I might use these on a page or I just write down what I'm thinking. I used to scrapbook and found I really enjoyed journaling about the pictures. If you go to images on Google and type in art journal pages you can see some beautiful examples. XX

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    7. Hi Donna good to heat the train is back on track, your art journal sounds wonderful xxx

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  5. Love the style, colours and design - this is the first stamp set I ever bought from Clarity. Enjoy your walk Barbara! :-)

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  6. Quick and simple, especially with that gorgeous backing paper. Looking forward to seeing the rest when they go on sale. Might make life a bit simpler, especially when you've got a jacket potatoes burning in the oven lol! Think I'd prefer the bluebell woods and Dave...if you get my drift? Enjoy your walk..have to go rescue some burning spuds. Love & hugs xx

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  7. Enjoy your walk, tiptoeing through the bluebells ( sorry, wrong song) . We have blue pink and whitebells in the garden, it adds colour and faint perfume, a suitable thing for springtime. Super demo, as always. X

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  8. We have blue bonnets here. Go enjoy. Love the card.

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  9. I had a lovely Groovi session yesterday, I feel refreshed. Now it's time to get some fresh air and walk the pooches. Enjoy your walk, hope Romeo behaved himself too ;-) x

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  10. one of my faverate stamp sets ,thought i lost one of the little birds last week but it turned up on floor of craft shed other day xx

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    1. Was the cat stamp looking guilty? Xx

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  11. Gorgeous! Love the sentiment and stamps. I hope you have enjoyed your walk in the woods. We have just had a fabulous weekend in the Isle of Man :)
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  12. I love this stamp set. Hope you had a relaxing walk - my sister ran the Brighton marathon today (rather her than me but very proud of her)!

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  13. If your weather is as good as we have in Leicestershire today (after snow yesterday) you will have a lovely walk. I confess that I had a snooze in glorious sunshine this afternoon after a glass of vino tinto with lunch & some homemade scones. I did my walk & gardening this morning so not feeling at all guilty xx

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  14. If your weather is as good as we have in Leicestershire today (after snow yesterday) you will have a lovely walk. I confess that I had a snooze in glorious sunshine this afternoon after a glass of vino tinto with lunch & some homemade scones. I did my walk & gardening this morning so not feeling at all guilty xx

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  15. Hi Barbara
    A lovely demo. I am looking forward to seeing the backing papers. Enjoy your walk with Dave.
    Hugs from Chris

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  16. Oh what lovely artwork today!
    I hope you enjoyed your walk in the woods with the bluebells! Sometimes it's all you need to clear your head of all the rubbish whizzing round in it!
    Love and hugs! Xxx

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  17. Oh what lovely artwork today!
    I hope you enjoyed your walk in the woods with the bluebells! Sometimes it's all you need to clear your head of all the rubbish whizzing round in it!
    Love and hugs! Xxx

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  18. Lovely artwork and words. Cleaning and searching. Think tomorrow I will move on and say what is lost, is lost but it's what's in my heart that matters not a piece of metal.
    Thank again for all the lovely comments to me.
    Anne (Reading)

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    1. Anne your so right in what you say one day it may just turn up what's important is what You have with each other all those lovley memories and time together is not the ring that binds you it's the two of you many hugs coming your way xxx

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    2. And just when you let it go, it will appear. You'll see. Xxx

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    3. Barbara the eternal optimist. I'm not so sure. Still convinced gone to the great tip for landfill
      Anne x

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    4. Fingers crossed it turns up xx

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    5. I'm part with Barbara that now you've stopped looking it will appear, or at least I hope it does! Xx

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  19. Its lovely one of my fave sets..enjoy your walk in the bluebells xx

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  20. Its lovely one of my fave sets..enjoy your walk in the bluebells xx

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  21. Wow stunning this is one of my favourite sets enjoy your walk well deserved I use to love walking through the daffodil walk in farndale now it keeps in my memories .looking forward to my diamond envelope no rush when ready .xxx

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    1. Evening Donna Dorothy Diane Brenda gilly morag pam Alison sue57 and all my dear blog friends thinking of you all hugs to all on the blog .ive mannage to craft today so pleased my May calendar entry is Finnished and I'm quite pleased at my attempt so it's been a good day today hope you have all managed a good day hugs xxx

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    2. Evening Sheila glad you've had a good day and agree with you us Diamond girls will wait for our goodies take care..xx

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    3. Hi Sheila, glad you managed some craft today, I'm impressed that you've done the challenge again. I've only entered the one, must get my finger out, don't know where the time goes. Hope you've enjoyed your Sunday. Love and hugs Pam xx

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    4. Well Sheila, that's very organised finishing May's challenge already. I haven't even begun to think about that one! Love and hugs Alison xx

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    5. May, finished already! I won't be first next month that's for sure. Hope you are feeling better today. Xx

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    6. Hi Sheila good to hear you have been crafting- may challenge completed already!! Good heavens!! 😀 Xx

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  22. Hi Barb
    Your artwork is always amazing, how you keep thinking of things is great for us to see x x x

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  23. Love this stamp set. Looking forward to seeing the backing papers - which are obviously stamp/ink-friendly. Hope you've had a good walk among the bluebells Mxx

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  24. Lovely project Barbara - another one of my favourite stamp sets. We still have daffodils out up here - I think the bluebells will be at least a month away for us! Enjoy your walk, Susan x

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  25. Evening hope you enjoyed your walk in blue bells nice to get out away from everything and chill for while. Have a great evening chilling both of you dinner calling so better go dish it out bye for know xxx

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  26. Hi Barbara, this is a beautiful stamp set this looks great , I would love this one as a Groovi plate. !!!!! Yes Lynne weather up hear in Leicestershire today is lovley have a lovley walk in the fresh air you just feel much better when you get back home. Love to all. Lynn xx

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    1. Sorry Lynn think I made a comment on here last week saying it was on the website, I meant the bluetit set, sorry wrong set. Yes it would be great to have a groovy birdhouse set too, I expect it's in the pipeline for later.

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    2. I read that the other night, got me looking! Xx

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  27. Beautiful project, hope that you were enjoying your walk. Spent the morning in the garden transplanting strawberries into bigger poits, dreaming of a long warm summer on a lovely spring day

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  28. One of your favourite stampsets I believe. Always produces a wonderful card. Hope you enjoyed your walk, does help to clear the head and maybe ease your neck. Have a quiet evening ready for what I expect will be another busy week. xx

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  29. I love Romeo. I'm tempted to get the set just for him! My cat would have been trouble for those birds in her day - not so much now she's a grand old dame!

    Hope you had a lovely walk, aren't the first Spring days of the year the best!

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  30. Love the stamp set enjoy your bluebell walk love always June horrocks xxx

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  31. Evening Barbara lovely card today looking forwards to seeing the background papers you and Jim have created but think it would take me longer than 5 mins to create something as good.
    Now rest that neck just cuddle up on the couch with Romeo.
    Take care.. DotXx

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    1. Evening Brenda, Pam, Morag, Gilly, Alison hope you have had a lovely Sunday hugs to all and a cuddle for our Brenda..xx

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    2. Hi Dot its been a beautiful day here, hope you've had a lovely day too., and that your enjoying your lovely decorated room. Take care love and hugs Pamxx

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    3. Hi Dot,
      It's been a lovely sunny day here today, although cold. Scamp has been chasing the sun around the house and is now curled up tight on her radiator cradle because I've had to put the heating on. Love and hugs, Alison xxx

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    4. Evening dot are you enjoying your newly decorated room and planning where you will hang yesterday's blog art work hugs dear blog friend xxx

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    5. Enjoy your new room, so big and empty! Have fun filling it up. Xx

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    6. Hello Dot, a lovely freshly decorated room, how lovely, how long before its organised chaos ? Xxx

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  32. Enjoy your walk .I had a lovely hour walking round Emmetts garden this morning. Blue bells were gorgeous ...love the simplicity of this card ..

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  33. A beautiful card, love the verse too, one I've yet to get. Hope you enjoyed your walk amongst the bluebells with Dave, it's been a lovely sunny afternoon for it. Have a relaxing evening, hope your neck gets better soon. Love Pam xxx

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  34. Just love this set of stamps a great card Barbara. Hope you enjoyed your walk. Bluebells are just coming out here.

    Crafty hugs to all x

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    1. Hi Pen
      Saw your love very canvas on the calendar challenge blog - well done. Love and hugs Alison cx

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    2. Hi pen I too saw your canvas crafting hugs xxx

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  35. How fortunate you are to have the Bluebells out in April. In this part of north west Wales the Bluebells flower only in May, then the woods and shady fields are full of beautiful Bluebells especially the shady areas on the lower slopes of Snowdonia. I can hardly wait to see them all again even it is only for a single month. I think it's the mass of lilacie blue I love the best. Ah well only a few more weeks to go.

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  36. Hi Diane, Brenda, Morag, Gilly, Alison, Pen and Sue57, hope you've had a lovely sunny day as we have here. Love and hugs to you all, love to all on the blog. Pam xxx

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    1. Hi Pam,
      Yes it's been a long time very day today.Nice to have my washing dried outside - always think it smells nicer! Love and hugs, Alison xxx

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    2. Hi Pam, yes sunny day here all day although a touch on the chilly side! Xxx

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  37. that paper sure looks interesting. that is definitely a quick card if there was ever one. but it's gorgeous. hope the neck is better, hugs xx

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  38. Hi Barb,
    I love this set of stamps and like others think it would make a lovely Groovi set ( not just yet though!!) The paper looks lovely as well, looking ng forward to seeing that on the website. Hope you haven't worked too hard today and managed yo rest your neck a bit. The walk in the woods through the bluebells sounds lovely - hope you both enjoyed it. Love Alison xxx

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    1. Hi to all my blog friends,
      Hope you've all had a good day and got some crafting in.i made some cards today a couple of Groovi ones, including my April stamp challenge ( even though it's Groovi!) and a couple of stamped ones. I feel as though it's been a productive day. Sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

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    2. So good Alison that you have had a wonderful day crafting hugs xxx

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    3. Hi Alison it's good to hear you are being crafty. We e been out and about today! Xxx

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  39. I have this set and it is one that I use a fair bit. I'm also looking forward to seeing the backing papers.

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  40. I love the scent of bluebells and damp earth, brings back happy childhood memories of my sister, who was so full of fun and died much too young, and my best friend Lady, a retired greyhound who was always with us when we were out on our travels. The bluebell woods we visited have long since gone, but the happiness they brought comes flooding back every time I catch the scent of a bluebell.

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    1. Lovley that you have those special memories hugs xxx

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  41. Oh yes, it was a lovely walk. Through ancient copiced woodland with a thick carpet of Bluebells. Not fully out though , it needs to warm up a bit more, the Primroses and Wood Anemone are all there too, just beautiful.... There really is nothing quite like it, Feeling grateful...x

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    1. Glad you had a good walk Dave, brings a smile to the face doesn't it xxxx

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    2. Nature is so wonderful isn't it all free to enjoy great that you and Barbara enjoy the walk together xxx

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  42. We don't have bluebells but we do have primroses up on the fields here. Hope you enjoyed your walk. x x

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  43. Evening Brenda, how was your Sunday? Hope the crafting is coming along. Xx

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  44. The stamps work fantastically with that background Barbara and what a great idea to use the slot punch which definitely finished quickly so you could go for your walk amongst the bluebells. There is nothing more beautiful than a carpet of that destinctive and oh so pretty blue which really does say Spring has arrived. We did see some on our travels today and there were quite a few but not so splendid as those you find in the woods in Surrey and Kent that I can remember seeing. x

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  45. Gorgeous! I love this set! I hope your day was fabulous! xxx

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  46. Lovely card! This has to be my favourite stamp set 😊 Hope you enjoyed your walk! Went out for a walk today,too and just loved all the flowers and the tree blossoms😊 Yep, Spring is definitely my favourite time of the year. Have a great new week xx

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  47. Lovely card! This has to be my favourite stamp set 😊 Hope you enjoyed your walk! Went out for a walk today,too and just loved all the flowers and the tree blossoms😊 Yep, Spring is definitely my favourite time of the year. Have a great new week xx

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  48. Hi Barbara, quick and simple yet effective always good to have in the repertoire. Your artwork yesterday was amazing, very atmospheric. Kind of thing I aspire to. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are going to frame yesterday's for your gallery wall. When you come exploring my beautiful country collect me on your way north please. Can we stop off at Glen Affric please, and Loch Katrine. I'll let you choose wherever else we explore! ;-) Glad you're still managing your walks in the woods. It's still winter up here. But the extra daylight hours are good. There was a sparrow at the feeder today, first one for months. Just been a pair of blackbirds until now. That cheered me up until I remembered - it's not going to stay around for long when the feeder can only get filled once a month! I'll buy some rice and try throwing out cooked rice when it's empty, see if that keeps them coming. Good baby food, my sparrow colony at my last place thrived on my cooked rice (I did have seed out too). I used to throw it under the buddleja, a wee bit protection for them and I could sit and watch their antics. It was like a wee nursery, they brought all their young fledglings to that spot every day. A naughty pair of dunnocks used to bring their very young fledglings and dump them in the nursery and disappear, but between me and the sparrows we kept them safe, and they quickly learned to copy the sparrows. Love Brenda xx

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    1. Hello Brenda your garden sounds lovely, a real haven. We've got cheeky sparrows that are sooooo greedy and noisy nut it wouldn't have it any other way! Xx

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    2. Hello Brenda lovley to see you here good to read about your garden birds big hugs for you and daisy xx

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  49. Hi Barbara these background papers sure lovely and Tha stamp set is one of my favourites. Glad to hear the woods were beautiful and relaxing. We've just got in from an ELO concert in Birmingham- brilliant light show and fantastic music, sung away as loud as I could, ears are ringing though! Hope you have a good week
    Love Diane xxx

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  50. Hi barb, hope you enjoyed the bluebells, and had a lovely stroll with Dave. This card is fab, and this has to be one of my favourite stamp sets. Hope you have a good week ahead. Bx

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  51. Good morning Barbara,
    a beautiful card...
    Love this set with Romeo very much.
    Rolf xxx

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  52. Morning Barbara

    Loving this design, so simple yet so affective. I must add the corner punches to my list!

    Smiles

    June x

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  53. Hi Barbara, This is amazing !! it is so 'atmospheric', and a really lovely card, I especially love the corner punches, ideal for any cardmaking as well as a means for attaching parchment.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x