Friday, December 23, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hellooooo!

I am so excited to be participating in Taheerah's Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year! What a fun and exciting way to get into the holiday spirit!!!



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 at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Now for MY creation. CreationS!!! Can you believe it? I (yes, MEEEE) made something. I won't lie, I started these last year. LOL I was playing around with My Favorite Things Four-Way Chevron die with some glitter paper and then it got left on my desk. With my business picking up this year, I didn't find much time to get crafty. That's why when Taheerah asked me to be a part of her event, I told her that I might actually make the card myself instead of asking my DT to do so. I literally had only had the background on this made though so the rest happened while sitting at my desk yesterday afternoon. HA! For the first card, I added a deer head which might be an older trend, but I'm still obsessed. I dressed him up with a bow tie and added a cute rubber piece by Pinkfresh Studio. I hope your holidays Sparkle and Shine!!!



For the second card, I decided to do a personal shout out and thank you to Taheerah. I had seen and fell in love with these feather dies last year, but they were only available in the UK. I am also still very much in love with chevron and Taheerah so sweetly RAK'ed me the dies. *swoon* I also die cut them out of glitter paper and added the word 'joy' with some gold letters from the Maggie Holmes' Shine collection. I felt like it needed a little something extra so I added clear stickers that say love & peace as well. <3 Wishing you JOY!


Here we are back to the deer head again! hehe I decided go go silver instead of gold with this one and used white woodgrain paper for the background. I gave him a Rudolph nose and used some chevron enamel shapes from Create a Smile. These particular colors are from the Snow Dance set. He needed to be dressed up a bit so I also added a bow. He's awful merry, no?! We wish you a MERRY Christmas!!!


While we're here and on the deer thing... Did I mention I'm #OBSESSED?! haha Santa pulled through and is bringing me the deer leggings I've been searching for so I'm a happy girl. I hope Santa brings you everything you want 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 MEEE so you’ll definitely want to win! We're giving away a $25 gift certificate to the shop. 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 December 1st-25th so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes!

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you've enjoyed Taheerah's event!!! 
xoxo Vanessa 

192 comments:

  1. I'm happy to tell you deer are still very "in". 😂 How super to see yours all dressed up for the party! Love that bright happy bow tie. Great addition!

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  2. Oh, these are beautiful! And how CUTE are you with your leggings?!!...Heehee...love!

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  3. I'm so proud of you! Yay for using all of your awesome supplies! Merry Christmas, my friend!!! <3

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  4. Super fun!!! Love that awesome background on your first card - so intricate and what an amazing setting for that deer head! I love how you have used it on the other cards, especially with the bow tie and as Rudolph! :) And your leggings are just the neatest thing ever!! Thank you for sponsoring today's post at Taheerah's Awesome Advent Extravaganza!!!

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  5. YAY YOU!!!!! I love love love seeing you being crafty....all your projects are super awesome. Gotta love the deer theme.

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  6. Ha! Those leggings! They are awesome. Love your deer card too.

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  7. Great cards...deer still very much in fashion so you will be quite stylish in your new leggings. Cheers. :)

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  8. Fabulous cards and perfect for the men in your life!!

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  9. Deer heads, chevrons and feathers are all my faves. Love how you combined them on your cards!

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  10. These are all so pretty! I love the glitter ones!!! And yay for the pants!

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  11. Ooooooooooooooooh - jealous of the deer leggings!!!! Love the chevron background of the first card and the glittery rudolph version - beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful cards, I still love the deer head design too! Love your leggings, Santa was good to you.

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  13. Go, You!! Great post, great projects, great design aesthetics all around. Strut those new leggings! Merry Christmas with thanks for being part of this wonderful Advent Extravaganza.

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  14. Those are beautiful! I love the glitter and shine on these cards. Merry Christmas!

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  15. love your creations Vanessa - and those new leggings are so cool!

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  16. Love your cards and your cute new leggings!

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  17. Fantastic cards, Vanessa...I just received my first deer head this fall, so I am right with you on making cards with it. Fabulous leggings too, lost some weight so now I feel pretty good in leggings, those are sure cute! Merry Christmas!

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  18. What a fabulous trio, Vanessa ... all the shimmer and shine is so festive ... and I love the bow ties on the two deer ... very handsome! Anita :)

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  19. What guy doesn't want a card with a deer on it!! These are great.

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  20. Love the glitter and the feather and deer shapes.

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  21. LOL I get obsessed with the deer things for my hubby! I am ALWAYS on the look for deer stamps or great outdoors stamps for him! For those masculine cards, but he uses them too with his crafts, leather work! They make EXCELLENT designs on leather! ;) SUPER CARDS!!!! ;)

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  22. WOW Vanessa, your cards are amazing! A fantastic job on them.
    Oh, BTW, love the leggings!
    Merry Christmas!

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  23. Love your fun trio of cards!! I really love the deer head!! Would love to know where you found Deer leggings! We are all hunters and they would be worn as jammies and also as long underwear!! Thanks for the information and Merry Christmas!

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  24. Not bad at all. Three cards! This is why I can't seem to get the craft room organized. I find something I cut out and didn't use (or stamped, or started in some way), then I am off and running with at least 10 ideas and I forget I am supposed to be cleaning up. And don't worry, the deer thing is still going strong! Enjoy.

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  25. What an enjoyable post and fabulous creations! Love the deer designs, both cards and leggings! And the feathers are gorgeous!

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  26. Great tags! Love deer and feathers! Yay for the leggings!

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  27. Very nice! Love your deer ideas. Thanks for sponsoring this fun extravaganza!!

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  28. Love those feathers and the card you created, but that silver deer in the snappy bow tie is very appealing.
    Ingrid

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  29. This is such a fun post and the cards are so sweet, fun and deer! (oh no, I actually wrote that!!!) :) Love the tights! Merry Christmas. I'm not familiar with your company, but looking forward to checking it out!

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  30. Lovely cards and
    love the background
    on the first one!
    Cute leggings.
    Carla from Utah

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  31. Love your cards, they are all so pretty!

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  32. You're all set with the leggings! Love the deer cards with the bows!

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  33. So glad you were able to get some time in at your craft desk so you could share these fabulous cards! We have a lot of outdoors people on our list so I suspect the deer will continue to be used in my craft room long after the trend ends.

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  34. Great cards. I like the card with the silver deer best. Fabulous leggings :)

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  35. Deer will always be a wonderful addition to any Christmas card as yours show. I really like the bow you added on the deer to dress it up for the holidays. The feathers are a great die and you showed yet another way to use them in a card. Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Great card ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

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  37. That chevron background with glitter paper is STUNNING!!! I still love deer heads, who doesn't really?!

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  38. Wow, awesome projects! Fabelous leggings!

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  39. How wonderful to see you crafting, bringing us a trio of cards that are sheer delight! Deer (sporting bow ties, no less!), shimmer, shine...fantastic! And the deer leggings? Oh my! I need to scout these out! Thank you for joining Taheerah's Extravaganza both as a sponsor and designer; my festive spirit is aflame after visiting here!
    ~carol

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  40. Great cards and would be perfect for the special guys that you know.

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  41. The feathers ARE fantastic! However, the best of all is that wonderful chevron die you've used in the background.

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  42. Love the bows on the deer heads.
    the red nose on the second is fun.
    the feathers are beautiful.
    thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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  43. Great cards. I love deer too but not enough to want deer trousers! Hehe

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  44. Really cutie cards thanks for sharing

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  45. Haha about the leggings. Love all the deer and your
    creations. Have a Merry Christmas!

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  46. Cool Christmas projects, and I'm lovin your leggings too!

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  47. AWESOME creations! Love both deer and the feathers.

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  48. Wow!!! Great cards!! Love all the deers!!

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  49. These are just "deer!!!!" Your "Roe's" too!!!!

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  50. love your background for the 1st card

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  51. Love the deer head!! Lovely creations!

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  52. I love the first card the best because of the gold glitter background and the big red bow on your adorable deer head!! You are so right about LOVING Deer! And the feather card is super cute! You are rocking these fabulous cards and being so industrious too!!

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  53. I like your deer cards! Especially the one with the red nose and neck bow! He looks rather distinguished, I think! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Fun post and pretty cards. Thanks for sharing:)

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  56. Great cards and lovely leggings too! I have deer heads on some of my cards this year too. Thank you for sponsoring Taheerah's Advent calendar event :)

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  57. Great cards and ornaments, and awesome leggings!

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  58. Three gorgeous glittery creations! Love those cute leggings!

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  59. All three cards are eye catching. My favorite is the one with feathers. Beautiful.

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  61. Love the deer leggings! Thanks for sharing. Your cards are lovely -- especially the first card with the wonderful backround!

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  62. Great cards! I love those bow ties! Yep!!! Those are AWESOME leggings!

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  63. Fun holiday cards! I love all the glittery accents!

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  64. Beautiful cards and nice leggings :)

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  65. Such beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing

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  66. I lived in SoCal until I moved to Iowa for graduate school. There we'd regularly see deer. Then I moved to VA, and would have deer come into my back yard. I'm back in SoCal again and miss seeing deer.

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  67. Love the beautiful card and those leggings are FABULOUS! :-)

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  68. Really like the deer done in silver on wood grain. Love your leggings, too.

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  69. Fun cards glad you found your leggings.

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  70. Thank you, Vanessa. I love the feather card and the think red JOY and stickers. Very pretty

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  71. What beautiful cards! I love the shine!

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  72. I love the 2nd card. It is so cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  73. I had to laugh at the deer leggings but they are so cool with all the colors. Now for the cards, your use of glitter and glimmer paper is outstanding.

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  74. Such fun cards! Love the glitter chevron background...so festive! Thanks for sponsoring this day of the extravaganza!!

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  75. Love the cards and the deer thing is still in, I am hooked on them right now too!!! Love the leggings

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  76. Love the glitter.... all cards are so cute.

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  77. Love your cards! The colors on the deer card with the red nose speak to me. :)

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  78. These cards are so nice. I love the little red nose on the reindeer and I love feathers, there's something about them.

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  79. Very special cards. I really love the feathers.

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  80. Love all the glitter. It I really love that feather card.

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  81. Love the deer heads. They make wonderful cards that aren't overly feminine even if you add the glitter of Christmas on them.

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  82. Love your cute card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  83. I especially love the last card with the red nose. The colors work so well together! Nice job!

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  84. Your post made me smile 😊 It was so sweet and fun!! Your leggings from Santa are awesome!! Happy Christmas!

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  85. Beautiful cards, my favourite is the second, very elegant.

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  86. All your details and sparkle add so much to your cool cards! Thanks for sharing your deer obsession.

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  87. Oh, deer! What lovely cards. Congrats on your leggings!

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    1. Oh, speaking of leggings. Today your link was hidden beneath the stockings, lol. What a coincidence! Or was it?

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  88. Great cards, love all the glitter and sparkle!

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  89. Wonderful cards - and the leggings are adorable!

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  90. Love the dimension to your cards and the bows on the deers. Thanks for sharing!

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  91. Very cute cards. Enjoy your Christmas and leggings.

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  92. Cute cards. Those deer leggings are something else, really wild.

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  93. Love the glitter and gold on your cards!

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  94. Love that awesome chevron background & all your "deer" creations! Love the leggings too!!

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  95. Great cards. Love the deer silhouette so pretty.

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  96. Love your cards, the deer and the feathers are all gorgeous!

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  97. Love the bowties on the deer!!!

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  98. Such pretty cards! Great job!
    natgodfrey4@gmail.com

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  99. Great cards, love the stag with the red nose!

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  100. what a beautiful set of cards!!

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  101. LOVE the bow tie and red nose!

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  102. Great projects! Love the feathers!

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  103. Awesome cards! Love the leggings also!

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  104. I luv the deer theme!! Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!

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  105. Hahaha I'm reading this and laughing :-) Lovely cards, all are really cool! And the leggings! <3 Merry Christmas!

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  106. The deers are awesome! Love the red nose on the last one

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  107. I love the little bow and the red nose - gorgeous and festive cards!

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  108. Love all three of your cards! Each one is fun and creative! Love the deer head and that feather looks amazing!

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  109. Wonderful cards! I've always loved deer. How sweet of you to make this cards in honor of Taheerah in honor of her gifting the dies to you. Oh and BTW I LOVE those deer leggings!!!

    Sammibug in Ohio

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  110. Cute cards AND leggings!! Happy Holidays!

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  111. All my mailed Christmas cards this year were a deer head so it's still totally cool in my opinion! I love the way you dressed the little guys - awesome cards. Realy nice of TA to do that - am so glad you are in the advent calendar!

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  112. Love these cards - so beautiful and fun! Thank you for sharing and enjoy your awesome leggings! haha! Merry Christmas! :)

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  113. thanks for the inspiration and love those leggings!!!

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  114. Beautiful cards!! I have to say that Rudolph is my favorite :-) Butterfly Reflections is new to me so I'll have to check it out in the new year. Thanks for sponsoring a day of the advent extravaganza

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  115. Oh love your cards. Very festive and colorful! I also love the "deer thing" and you did a great job with it.

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  116. Great cards. Cute leggings. Thank you for sharing.

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  117. Wow, love the glitter deer designs, and those leggings are a hoot! Thanks for inspiring me and putting a smile on my face.

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  118. I love the background of the deer card!

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  119. Thanks for the examples - - I like the little additional touches to the card's images for that special pizzaz

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  120. So cute. Reindeers rule. Thanks for sharing.

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  121. These cards are great! I love deer silhouettes, too :)

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  122. Cute masculine cards! I could not tell you are obsessed with deers! Lol!

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  123. I love masculine cards! These are adorable!

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  124. So much fun! LOVE that shiny four way chevron and those gorgeous feathers! Thanks for sponsoring this fun extravaganza!

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  125. Such pretty cards. I like that chevron background and the special touches you gave to each of the deer.
    DebbieC

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  126. Love the deer card with the red nose!

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  127. You are absolutely on trend with the deer heads and I'm loving seeing them on your fabulous cards! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  128. Gorgeous cards! Love your leggings! 🙂

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  129. I love all the gorgeous sparkle on your cards and that you managed to finish that first card a year later! :)

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  130. Awesome super versatile cards! Love the sparkle and yes, those leggings are the bomb! tfs and inspiring! Hugs, Kristina

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  131. Loving all the sparkle on these! That coverplate, swoon!

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  132. I hope the deer are still in because I love them! Your cards are GREAT! Hope you find the time to keep creating cuz it's good for your soul! Not to mention we get to benefit from your talents! Ps-love the leggings :)

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  133. Great cards. I love the deer, it is so versatile.

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  134. Nice cards! Enjoy your leggings!

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  135. Great cards!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  136. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers and happy new year
    preety

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  137. Very nice, I love the Rudolph one. Thanks for sharing!

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  138. Those deer are fun! I'm obsessed with moose!

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  139. love the touch of glitz on each card!

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