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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Tilda's Galore - Totally Tilda DT Project

Good morning peeps, or I should say afternoon as it's been a hectic morning here, just for a change lol.

Today I have a post with picture overload so I will keep the waffle to a minimum so hopefully you don't nod off to sleep before you reach the bottom lol.

Today is new challenge day at
and this fortnight our challenge is

I tackled the biggest project I've made to date and it took me days to make but once I got going really enjoyed making it. I can't decide if it's a bandstand or a gazebo, well whatever it is it's full of  sweet Tilda's & one lucky little Edwin lol.
I bought the wooden gazebo /  bandstand from my local craft shop and painted it with gesso to prime the wood, and then slapped on some picket fence crackle paint. I didn't want to be able to see the backs of the cut out Tilda's too much & wanted something in the centre so I cut down and painted the inner tube of some kitchen roll and wrapped some May Arts olive cut out leaves ribbon around it and managed to push it through the frame and secured it in the centre to make a pillar. Once that was securely in place I added some roses to the ribbon.
 
All of the stamps I've used are Magnolia stamps from various collections. I've wrapped some ribbon around the posts and twirled it along under the roof and added a few roses. The little Tilda in the middle is Tilda wants a hug  from the Merry Little Christmas collection 2010 and I've popped some pearls over the holly she had in her hair. The pink butterfly is a Magnolia Doo Hickey & the white butterfly is a CC Designs die.
The sweet Tilda in the middle is an older Tilda called Tilda With Flowers from the Chasing butterflies collection 2009, she may be older but she's still one of my favourites, the snail is from the Fairytale collection 2010

Here we have a new Tilda called Lying Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow Collection 2011, & that's Shy Rose Edwin stood behind her from the You're So Special collection 2011, & there is a cute Tilda's bird on the post
Here is Tilda With Flowerpot from the Butterfly Dreams Collection, and another of those cute little birds. The tiny butterfly's are made with a Woodware punch, and of course have been glimmered and glamoured so make them sparkle.

Next up is another little cutie Watercan Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow collection, she is adorable, then again I think they all are lol. Beside Tilda is a gorgeous Wrapped Violet from the Chasing Butterflies collection. and I've hung a little bouquet of flowers from the top of the post and finished with a bow.
Last but not least is Wonderful Tilda from the Sweet Rainbow collection.
All images have been coloured with distressed inks, I did start colouring with copics but as I'm a learner with them it was taking far too long to colour each image so my beloved inks came out again.
I've added loads of different flowers, I can already hear our lovely Lori having a fit about how many flowers are on it lol. The flowers are a mix of Prima, Magnolia, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid & all have been sparkled, just for a change lol.

I've decorated the roof by punching lots of strips of thin card with a Martha Stewart border punch and then distressing them with Frayed Burlap distressed ink, and then added the flowers, Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirl & butterflies

I'll pop back later and enter some challenges as I'm off to the crematorium to take my dad some flowers & a can of Guinness :)

EDITED - I'm back and I've been having a little blog hop and have seen so many lovely tributes to your dads, one in particular I read had me sobbing my heart out. Treasure your dad's if you are lucky enough to have them girls, and make sure they know how much you love them, not just on Father's Day but every single day.

I'm entering my gazebo thingy in the following challenges -
Whoopsi Daisy - pile on the flowers, Stamptacular - fun in the sun, Corrosive - ribbons & bows, Totally Papercrafts - punches & dies, Sweet Stampin' - things with wings, CES - sparkly flowers, Totally Gorjuss - pearls & swirls, Simply Create - fly with us, Stamp Magic - summer, Timbroscrapmania - in the garden, Delightful Challenges - summer, Hanna & Friends - in the garden, Crafts 4 Eternity - embellies beginning with R-roses, ribbons, Cutie Stampers - flowers, Scrap Creations - anything goes, Anything Goes - summer, The Paper Shelter - punches & dies, Top Tip Tuesday - open challenge, Divas By Design - anything but a card

For those of you who like to see the sparkle the last picture is taken indoors

Thanks for stopping by and trawling through my very long post


96 comments:

  1. Oh Mandy ..... This has to be the most beautiful project I have ever seen, no wonder it took days to complete. It is absolutely stunning and I can't stop going over the photos and finding more and more. You are truly inspiration and I'm glad you found me !! lol lol

    Huggiest of Hugs, Sandra xx

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  2. Wow! Just WOW!!!

    luv, Mags x

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  3. Wow Wow Wow, what a stunning project, looks like it has taken forever to make but the end results sure looks worth it, (chin still on the floor with amazement).

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  4. Wow!!!! Gorgeous! You deserve a medal for this one!

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  5. Wow wow wow, Mandy, this is amazing, so many gorgeous images, the colours, your colouring and all your beautiful very creative details have taken my breath away. You must be so proud. Have a wonderful week. hugs Jodie from Oz xx

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  6. Wwwwoooowww this is soooooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!!! Beautifull!!!!!!!!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  7. could not wait for you to post this, saw it on the challenge site and was how do you say GOB SMACKED!!!! totally stunning, such detail, so delicate and totally amazing, such an inspirational piece, gorgeous
    Hugs Kate
    hope I did not go OTT but fabulous xx

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  8. Thanks for all the photo`s Mandy and again it is a true work of art,makes me want to do one now!
    Well done.
    Take care,Kelly.

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  9. Mandy this is absolutely awesome. It's obvious you have put a great deal of time and effort into this project and it shows. I love the colours and all the little details you have added.
    Tracy xx

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  10. Wow Mandy! It's beautifull!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Oh wow, wow, wow, this is absolutely amazing Mandy, no surprise that it look ages to make, there is detail everywhere. I absolutely love it! xxx

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  12. c'est magnifique j'adore !!

    Bisous
    Christine

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  13. What a beautiful creation, I love it very much
    hugs linda

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  14. Wow...this is stunning. Must take you a while making this beautiful project. I love it.

    Kathleen x

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  15. AWESOME TILDA CREATION baby girl..yes I know I'm shouting but hell this is worth shouting bout..LOVE IT so much detail..
    defo top of the class with this one.

    smiles blogging mummy xxxxxxxxxx

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  16. This is totally awesome!!!! Just adore it Chanelle xxx

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  17. What a gorgeous creation.

    Marie-Anne

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  18. This is really really beautiful, can imagine it took you a while to finish it. But the results are there.
    Hugs,
    Babette

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  19. WOW just stunning Mandy - really don't know how you have the patience to make it. Hugs, Claire x

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  20. Wow Mandy this is absolutely awesome and amazing. I can't even begin to imagine how you came up with this idea but so glad that you did. I need to go back and pore over the photos to make sure I haven't missed anything.

    BTW I name-checked you in my blog today

    http://anatalise.blogspot.com/2011/06/have-tweet-day.html

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.x

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  21. Oh...what a beautiful creation!!!! I really love it! Your coloring is great and all the lovely papers and embellishments....a real beauty!!

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  22. Oh my word Mandy, this is blinkin gorgeous x
    How talented are you, just love it x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi Mandy, I'm sitting here mouth wide open in amazement!! Jeepers I knew you were good but you really outdid yourself on this one!! So how many months have you worked on the project, come on, spit it out!! LOL This must have taken you sooo much time, but the result is drop dead gorgeous!!
    Hugs, Frea

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  24. WOW! Mandy this is absolutely stunning, love all your Tildas and Edwin of course. OMG! All the gorgeous details!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  25. cor blimey hun no wonder this took you ages this is just magnificant gosh the detail hun is just amazing oh how gorgeous would that look in a childs nursery,love it hugs cheryl xxxxxx

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  26. WOW, this is fantastic. You have made a brilliant job of making this. It is stunning. Elaine

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  27. I'm speachless, can't say a word. WOWZERS, this is so utterly gorgeous.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  28. Oh my goodness...this is jaw droppingly divine Mandy! A real labour of love, so detailed and pretty, pink and sparkly...absolutely perfect Mandy!

    On the subject of Dads, I know how lucky I am to have my Dad, and I love him to the moon and back,. and he knows it too. I was welling up writing my own post about my Dad!

    Hugs Elaine xx

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  29. Utterly stunning Mandy so much work has gone into this and it is totally beautiful love it all! Hugs Rebekah xx

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  30. This is THE most beautiful project I have ever seen... its absolutely stunningly gorgeous and I imagine it looks even more stunning in real life, you should be very proud of yourself... well done.
    Diane xx

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  31. OH MY GOD! This is gorgeous and must have taken ages!! So many beautiful Tildas and tons of gorgeous details. I'm amazed!!

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  32. Wowsers Mandy! Where does one begin to comment on a project of this magnitude and this absolutely gorgeous!! The whole thing is simply amazing, stunning and jaw dropping! I have gone over the pics several times to make sure I don't miss any of the little details.
    Love it,
    Katherine K
    Simply Create DT

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  33. hi mandy this is absolutely a wonderful project, I love it
    thanks for joining us at TSM
    xoxo BA

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  34. Wow Mandy this is something so special you put so much work into it, in fact I think you put your heart into this one darling its Totally Tilda-tastic , I love every detail of it
    Hugs Susie xx

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  35. Wondeful creations!! i love it very much:-)
    Thanks for joing us at TSM challenge!
    Hugs
    Nicoletta

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  36. oh my freakin God!! this is just unbelievable Mandy!! I love, love, love it!! Wow - I bet it took forever, it so pretty. ♥

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  37. OMG, I'm speekless. I have never seen such a beautiful project.
    Great compliment for you.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  38. Oh WOW! This is absolutely fantabulous. Well worth all the work involved :o)
    Jackie xx

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  39. Wow Mandy, this is gorgeous and ever so clever! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Simply Create for our "Fly with Us" Challenge.

    Good Luck, xoxo Marjo

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  40. OMG this is absolutely gorgeous. You put zo much work in this. Everytime I look at it I see something more beautiful. Love how you put all these lovely Magnolia's in it. I like your soft colorchoise.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.
    Hugs Marianne

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  41. WOW Mandy I'm gobsmacked this is amazing.
    luv
    Debby

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  42. Wow, wow, wow...so beautiful and stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

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  43. Ok, I'm off the floor now...saw this and fainted! HOLY MOLY...words can't describe how beautiful this is. What a blast you must have had making this. Just for the record...I'll take 10!!! :D
    Thank you SO much for sharing your amazing talent and creativity with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our open (and I must say, you hit the nail on the head with that! ;) ) challenge.
    Good luck to you!!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  44. Well Mandy youve really done it, that is one stunning piece of work, all the time its taken really makes it look so beautiful. Well done hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  45. Wauw Mandy, this is so gorgeous!! Never seen anything so beautiful! What a talent you have!!
    hugs, Marlies

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  46. Oh wow! Mandy, this is so pretty! Absolutely gooorgeous! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  47. wwwooowwww, what a amazing creation. I´m totaly speakles! It´s really wonderfull.
    Thank you for joining us this week with your lovely work.

    hugs Clarissa

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  48. Mandy,this is real masterpiece!Superb creation!xxx

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  49. Wow...wow...wow...ein Meisterwerk!!!!
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Cutie Stampers.
    Viele Grüße
    Bastelfalter

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  50. Oh wow Mandy, well worth all that work, its absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  51. WOW....This is just stunning! Gorgeous Creation Hunnie!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin!
    Hugs Kobie

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  52. This is a wonderful work!!
    Maichi

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  53. This is a wonderful work!!
    Bye
    Maichi

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  54. Oh wow! This is just totally stunning Mandy! Soooo much gorgeous detail, especially love how you've done the ribbon!
    Kelly.x

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  55. wooow so wonderful. very Great.

    Thanks for joyning with Cutie Stampers.

    hugs Jane

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  56. AMAZING! Super A+! Love all the details :)

    Thanks for joinig us at Top Tip Tuesday :)

    Janette

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  57. Hi Mandy,
    OMG STUNNING!!!!! Absolutely blew me away!!! The work that has gone into this masterpiece is truly inspiring!!! I adore everything about this truly fabulous project. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

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  58. Wow, what an amazing creation! Thanks for playing at GG Scrap Creations. hugs, Frances

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  59. WOW WEE!! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
    I am so glad you joined us at The Corrosive Challenge and shared your wonderful creation.
    Hugs..Debra

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  60. Simply stunning creation - it's just AWESOME.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

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  61. Absolutely stunning!!!

    hugs
    Elly P
    x x

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  62. OMG Mandy this is just beeeeeeeeeeeeauuuuuuuuuuutiful, not surprised it took a while to complete, but so worth it.

    hugs Troy xxx

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  63. Wonderful work as always
    Very beautifully painted stamp
    beautiful colors
    Done a wonderful job this

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  64. Hi Mandy
    Wow a stunning and gorgeous creation from you,thankyou for sharing this with us at Delightful Challenges this week,
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  65. Totally amazing, must have taken days, thanks for sharing at TPS this week.
    Hugs Debs

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  66. Wow, Mandy your creation it beautiful....love every single part of it...especially the colours and images. Well done you!
    Hugs Tab xxx

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  67. Hello Mandy! Your project is wonderful, I love absolutely everything! The colors and all details are perfect and the idea is very original Thanks for joining us at TSM Challenge! Lina

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  68. I am impressed and agree with everybody else..WOW!!!!!!!!

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  69. Wow Mandy that is the most amazing project I think I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hugs Jenny xx

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  70. Wow hun, finally here, what a beautiful creation you have made, all those gorgeous Tildas, all of them lovely, love the little basket of flowers too, wish my local craft room had things like this for sale, they think they've done well with acetate lol,

    when you have a second write me some mail, by order of the managment!!!! lol hugs Liz xx

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  71. I said it once and I'll say it again, it's brilliant, you are so clever Mandy. Hope your shoulder is better.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.
    Teresa xx

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  72. Beautiful, Mandy! WOW! Just BEAUTIFUL!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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  73. I can truly say that I'm speachless. WOW:) Just stunning. Love all the little details:) Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week. Bettina

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  74. Lovely project! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.
    Good luck in the draw
    Zahreen
    xxx

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  75. wow this is amazing! so much work put into it ~ but results gorgeous :)

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  76. WOW! This is stunning Mandy, so many fabulous details, a real labour of love!

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  77. This is absolutely stunning......... a real work of art, well done!!!

    I've just become a follower of your fab blog xx

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  78. Stunning!! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

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  79. Hello a wonderful job.
    A stunning design.
    Thanks for joining us at Cutie Stampers.
    ** Karla

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  80. Tender tender tender itself!!!
    Such charming images and your colouring is absolutely breathtaking! You are a born designer dear!!! The project is just divine!!!

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  81. WOW!!! beautiful job on your project:-) Love it! Thank you for joining us at C4E
    Michele S

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  82. Hi Mandy
    Wow! What an incredible creation! Everything about it is just beautiful. Your coloring, papers, embellishments...just everything!
    Thanks for sharing with us this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges.
    Jo xx

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  83. Lovely. I like it very very much.
    Thanks for playing with us at the Cutie Stampers.
    LG Michelle

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  84. Je suis vraiment sous le charme de cette réa, elle est vraiment magnifique .

    Bises
    Christine

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  85. One word to describe ---- GORGEOUS! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

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  86. Wow, your project is amazing, Mandy. Love it! I am wondering how much time you've spent for it. Must be hours.
    Hugs, Karina

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  87. GASP!!! this is STUNNING!!!

    So glad you joined us on Simply Create for our "WINGS" challenge :)

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  88. Wow!!! this is absolutely wonderful project!
    Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!
    Hugs
    Nicoletta

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  89. Wow - this looks beautifull! Good job! x

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  90. Amazing, stunning, a work of art!!

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  91. Fantastic work Mandy xx Jan

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