Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blog Hop Day 3 - Boston Tea Party



Welcome to Day 3 of the Scrappy-Go-Lucky "Round the World with CRI-Kits" Blog Hop. It is Wednesday already in Australia, so it is my turn to show you something to do with "my part of the world" and a part of the world that is special to me.

I live just outside of Boston, Massachusetts now, however, we spent five years living in England and I have very fond memories of our time there.  So, I thought about the both the Boston Tea Party and my time in England where I enjoyed the rituals of tea drinking and came up with this fancy tea party card.


Here are all of the elements that I used to create this card.  I am partial to blue and white so I used that color scheme for my card.  It reminds me of many sets of dishes and a special teapot that I got in Germany when we lived there.


For the background of my card, I adapted a design on the Mother's Day cartridge using "hide selected contour" to embed the lacy cut in a medallion shape.


I used the CRI-Kits blue glitter pens to draw another adapted version of the design on a piece of beige and white patterned paper.


Then I drew the tea set from the Heritage cartridge with the pens.  I changed to the blade and cut the design.


I hope you can see the amazing sparkle on the design - the glitter pens are fabulous!


To give more definition and another layer of sturdiness to the tea set cut I cut a shadow in dark blue Core'dinations cardstock.


Here are the assembled layers ready for the card.


I welded the word "tea" from the base font on the Lyrical Letters cartridge.  The word was cut at about one inch and the letters are very thin but they did cut nicely.


When I placed the word on the lace background, I tried to line up the letters along lines of the lace design.


I used foam squares from Creative Memories to lift the teapot from the lace background.


If you push down on the back of the square with a tool (in this photo the Cricut hook tool) the backing will pop right off.


Here is a close view of the tea set on the card.  These foam squares are fairly low and give a lovely subtle dimension to the tea set.


I think this is one of my favorite cards that I have made lately - I hope you like it!  I'll share more technical details about the design and the file in another post soon.

Here is the exciting part of the blog hop!!!!

Mandy has some fabulous prizes that you could win.  The Grand Prize is a set of four of the newest Cricut Cartridges - Cindy Loo, Freshly Picked, Mini Monsters and Wall Decor & More.

You also will have a chance to win a set of CRI-Kits pens (and a holder if you need one) on each blog.

To be eligible to win on my blog, simply leave a comment on this post.  If you are not already a follower or subscriber or a fan on the Capadia Designs Facebook page, I'd love to have you join, but it is not required to enter.  Comments can be left even if you don't have a google account - just check anonymous.  To be fair, one comment only please.  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if your comment is chosen by random.org on June 18th.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize you will need to visit each blog in the hop and collect the letter clue in the blog hop post.  Combine these letters with the clues on the Scrappy-Go-Lucky blog and solve the anagram, then email the answer to Mandy at comp@scrappy-go-lucky.com.au
by Friday, June 18th (remember - that's in Australia!) when a winner will be drawn from all of the correct answer using random.org.


Here is my clue


Here is the full list of the Design Team blogs and the schedule

Monday, June 7th - Mandy - Scrappy-Go-Lucky

Tuesday, June 8th - Jane - Scossie Jane

Wednesday, June 9th - that's me! - Diane - Capadia Designs

Thursday, June 10th -  Tracey, Trace Elementz

Friday, June 11th - Tereesa - Up Late 2 Create

Saturday, June 12th - Enfys - Going Buggy

Sunday, June 13th - Mandy - Scrappy-Go-Lucky

I hope you have fun seeing all of the projects this week and I wish you Good Luck for a chance to win one of these great prizes sponsored by Scrappy-Go-Lucky!



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125 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card Diane...love the Cri-Kits glitter gel pens!! TFS

    Terry

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  2. This is stunning looks very old world well done, you have put a lot into this one.

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  3. Beautiful--just like all your work!

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  4. Those pens are amazing! Love the lacy look.

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  5. Stunning - love the colors. I would like to leave an anonymous note, but my contact info is jlchambers67@msn.com.

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  6. Love the intricate design. I'm going to try it!

    katkane43@aol.com

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  7. Beautiful card! What a creative way to use the gel pens. I will have to remember that one and try it. thanks for the wonderful idea and inspiration!
    kristie@lashotphotography.com

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  8. I love tea pots. These are so cool.
    Great Job... I also have these carts. I might try this is I win the Pens.
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow!! I love this card and how the gel pens are so sparkly! They really stand out!! So excited to have a chance to win some awesome prizes!! Thanks for inspiring me! I am now a follower!

    javajen1@hotmail.com

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  10. I've been a follower for quite a while now. You're my goto blog when I need any info! Love your blog. Love tea pots and the glitter gel pens!! I would love to win! Awesome card! TFS!
    nanapuddin@wildblue.net

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  11. Lovely card design! It makes me want the Mother's Day cart just for that beautiful flower pattern background. bearcatnat@hotmail.com

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  12. Oh, I love this card! So feminine and pretty!
    Carrie
    carriedan1@live.com

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  13. I love all your work. Thanks for taking the time to take pictures. Sometimes it's better than a video because we can see more details. My birthday is on the 18th. Winning the BLOG "Hippity" HOP would be the best birthday present ever!!!
    ~Vanessa

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  14. Very beautiful! I just discovered This space and what great ideas you have!
    Corrine
    birch1953 at gmail dot com

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  15. Awseome! Loe your creations!

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  16. Beautiful card with the teaset looking perfectly English with the beautiful pattern made with those fabulous pens. Thanks for a chance to win1
    juliexx

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  17. GORGEOUS project!!! Awesome blog hop!

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  18. Such a great card, you have done amazing thngs with the gel pens.Would love to win a set.;)

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  19. Beautiful card! I have wanted to try these pens in my Cricut for a while but still have not bought them yet so I would love to win a set! I can be found on Cricut.com as Josie0602

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  20. Stunning card! I love how you used the glitter pen, so creative. Thanks for another awesome idea. I became a follower a while back so I wouldn't miss anything you did!

    sucor_2@hotmail.com

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  21. I hadn't thought about drawing a design on paper with the markers & then cutting a shape - so clever!

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  22. Very pretty card! I also love the colours, blue and white, which are the colours of my dining room china.

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  23. I love this idea! You may remember my request to help put scallops on this file, but I never thought of the marquee border! I also love the repetition of the design with the pen! Thanks for the drawing.

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  24. I love the way you used the pens. I never would have thought of creating a design on the paper and then cutting out the shape. I always use mine to outline my item or to create a cut that is small and I don't want to actually cut. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Diane,
    THis is really nice. Wouldlove to win but always enjoy just seeing what you do. Thanks fpr sharing such a pretty idea. Rosie

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  26. I love how you made your own designed paper with those pens. I would love to get those. More to add to the wish list. dimartincmc@gmail.com

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  27. What fun and what a treat to see what you're doing!! Always something new to check out.

    sharon
    svrenna1@columbus.rr.com

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  28. Love the glitter pens as well as the card. I hope I win! Thanks for sharing. I have been a follower for a while now.

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  29. Love your card! The gel pens add so much!

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  30. Lovely card, I love the tea set,I collect tea pots and tea cups.This reminds me of one of my tea cups!
    Would love the cut file!
    Thanks,
    Pat
    pwells1@hvc.rr.com

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  31. I love this. I want to try to do this too. Wow it looks so neat. Thank you for sharing this special project.

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  32. Beautiful card! I've been looking at these pens and you've just convinced me that I have to have them. :)

    Javaperk(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I really love this card. Mother´s Day cartridge, it´s one of my favorite.

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  34. Have been a follower for a long time and have learned a great deal from you, especially about DS. TFS.

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  35. This is a favorite card. Love teapots. Your work is so creative. Thanks.

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  36. Love your design. I am an avid tea drinker so this card definitely perks my interest.

    MShady
    graphite_1@yahoo.com

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  37. Love this design. It really looks like the classic blue and white tea set. I'm really loving those pens. The glitter ones are fabulous.
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  38. What a beautiful card. Love the Cri-cut sparkle pens too.
    So many ideas. TFS

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  39. Oh Diane this is gorgeous, love the idea you had for the English tea party and would you believe most early tea sets were blue and white in England. The drawn lace is really effective and that glitter pen really does shine. Lovely idea.
    Kim xXx

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  40. Your tea party card is just beautiful and I LOVE those blues. I may just need to use my glitter pens more. dreama1947@yahoo.com

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  41. I've been following your blog for a while now and learn something new every day - I love your style! Such a beautiful card, and an interesting use of the markers - wow! Thanks for helping us get so much more out of our Cricut "investment".

    Debbie (from Sugar Land)

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  42. Beautiful card, I will have to give those pens a try. Your ideas are great thanks for sharing them

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  43. Lovely tea card...as all your projects are.
    I used that same flower for my Mother's Day card and it was just beautiful and I am so glad to see it in another way. Thanks Diane for all you teach us. I have you on my favs folder bookmark but I will follow too.
    Thanks for the chance to play along.

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  44. You've caught the elegance of England in this card! Lovely!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  45. This card is so beautiful! I love all of your creations! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  46. This is so much fun!

    The pens added so much beautiful detail.

    Thank you for doing this contest.

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  47. Diane -- I think this is my FAVORITE card of all time. The sparkle of the gel pens and the blue and white: Whoa -- it takes my breath away.

    Thanks so much for sharing your always beautiful and creative designs with us!

    kastenc@sbcglobal.net

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  48. This is such an elegant looking card. I love the Wedgewood color combo, it is one of my favorites as well.

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  49. Thanks for sharing this card, I love that you have used so many design elements of the cricut.JSharer417@aol.com

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  50. What a pretty card and the blues give it that old china feel for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. How Creative!!! I would have never thought to weld the lace into another shape... And the pen work is beautiful!

    rach1fun at yahoo dot com

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  52. It's a beautiful card!! I love the way you utilized the mother's day cut in your lace background and as a design element in the tea set. TFS : )

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  53. Wow I am learning so much this week. I love the tea pot! That is amazing the way you make the pattern Then drew the pot. Then cut it out. Amazing!

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  54. Hi Diane, I'm not sure whether I like best the lacy background or the glitter pens design on the tea set....this is really lovely!

    Thanks for the ideas,
    Sharon (from the South Shore of MA)

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  55. love your card! haven't bought those glitter pens yet, but I love what everyone's been doing with them!

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  56. Beautiful project, Diane!! Can you believe that I have the glitter pens and haven't used them yet? I'd better get to it, don't you think?
    Jackie

    jkraftchick at triad dot rr dot com

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  57. Beautiful card--The more I see of the cri-cut pens, the more I think I need to buy some. TFS

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  58. This card is fabulous!! Thanks for all the tips on how to make it!!
    Barb :)

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  59. Very elegant card.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

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  60. Amazing card. It looks so lacy and elegant! I can't wait to play this weekend!

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  61. I've always loved lace, ruffles and ribbons and as a mom of boys and grandmom of 4 little boys..no lace for me: except with the Cricut! Love this card and the ideas and a great way to add some "lace" to my all male household!!
    cindysheaffer@aol.com

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  62. Your card looks very English and thus reminds me of an English Tea Party. Very lovely...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  63. Wow, that looks pretty intricate! Thanks for sharing!
    webacct @ q.com

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  64. Wow - what a brilliant card! I really like the background, and the tea set is perfect! Great job!

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  65. absolutely love the card. makes me miss my mother and grandmother--both lovers of the tea pot & cup time, which they shared with me. Then of course i was born in boston so there you go... love the glitter pen. you are sooooo clever & this card is amazing. tx

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  66. i've never had too good a luck on blog hops. i'll give it a try,

    nice gifts,
    kat

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  67. Beautiful card! Love the design on the teapot!

    Jill
    jwinholt@comcast.net

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  68. Love what you can do with the Cri-Kits!! Beautiful card!! Need to get the Cri-kits!


    connie.kirchner@yahoo.com

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  69. As an english girl living in Canada I also love a "nice cup of tea".
    Great work on the card.
    durham.j@shaw.ca

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  70. Love the card Diane. Would have never consider to use the Pens to draw the design inside the cut vs just the outline.
    Would love to win those pens. I am already an email subscriber

    dianedigs@aol.com

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  71. WOW!! I love love love how the teapot and cups came out! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. How can I not be a follower with all your lovely designs. This one is a definite Old World classic. Can't wait to win those cartridges! LOL

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  73. Love the lacy and glittery appearance of this :) those teacups and pot are super cool!
    stamp@ethaschuette.com

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  74. I love your cutfiles. Neat idea to use the pens first and then cut out a totally different shape. It really makes the tea service look like china.
    mks

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  75. I love this LO and most of what you do, Diane!!

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  76. Lovely card and a very creative idea. Thanks for sharing. I am a subscriber and I love visiting your blog to see new ideas.
    scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

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  77. I love love love this card! You are so creative! Thanks so much maryryanferguson at gmail dot com

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  78. funny thing, I am a coffee drinker but I collect teacups and teapots. I like the idea of "tea" and the traditions that go with it. so, I really like this card!!
    ikennic@q.com

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  79. This design is so beautiful. But of course, everyone that you do is gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing your design and insructions with us.

    bobbi

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  80. Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the blue and white combination too. It looks so sweet and dainty.

    cparks9998@gmail.com

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  81. This card is so great for my mom who loves tea! I saw the cut on Heritage but did not know how to use it. Thanks for sharing, and I love how you created your own paper for the cut.

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  82. love the glitter gel pens!

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  83. I love your card it is beautiful, and I love anything to do with tea pots or tea cups. I also love your photo's-----TFS----Nancy

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  84. I am loving this card! The intricate details are so amazing and those pens really add another dimension to the design. Thanks for sharing.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  85. Wow, Diane, another stunner! You have really inspired me to try more and more with the Design Studio! Thanks so much for your generosity. Kathie

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  86. Love the card, I am crazy for that background. You sure have come up with some creative cards in the time I have been following you. You have saved me from pulling out my hair a few times because of design studio (you know all the tricks). thx.

    Maureen
    mo_sala@pacbell.net

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  87. Such a dainty elegant card. Thanks for shareing. jls@eplus.net

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  88. You cannot imagine how many times you have inspired me. This design reminded of my grandmother's china. Thank you for reminding me today of that very special lady. It warmed my heart.

    gmarrott@broadweave.net

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  89. I really do like your card and love the glitter pens.

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  90. What a wonderful card. I really like the glitter pens on the background. I would love to sit and have tea with you too and see if I couldn't get some of your talent. TFS everything.

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  91. Diane you always come up with the most amazing designs for your cards!

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  92. Oh, that's such a great project. I love your tutorials! Thanks, Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  93. Love your card, the design is so special!

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  94. Love the card and the intricate design. So nice of you to include the directions!

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  95. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Love the card. Very pretty.

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  96. Love this one Diane! It is lovely-I just love teapots and teasets. Nancydianne
    nansand@bellsouth.net

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  97. Hi Diane,
    This is a beautiful card. I love the blue and white and lace! TFS!
    SouthernMrs
    at verizon dot net

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  98. What a stunning and intricate card Diane! Truly lovely!

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  99. Thanks for sharing this project, I am definitely going to try it. The detail work is amazing. To win the new cartridges will be fantastic, thanks to Scrappy go luck for providing this amazing opportunity.

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  100. You always create the most wonderful things. I love looking at your site. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. Great job. I can't imagine where you get all your ideas. from Judy Ellen

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  102. My Sis collects tea pots so I'll have to do one for her.She will love it. Love the pens,where can I purchase a set?

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  103. What a beautiful card!!! Thank you so very much for taking the time to walk us through all the directions (it seems like it can take more time explaining & typing it up than it did to make the original card)! I would love to try to duplicate it...

    -Jennifer
    partridgelu@yahoo.com

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  104. Already a follower, Diane.

    Enjoyed your card.

    Thanks for the opportunity,
    Donna
    DonnaCMC@optonline.net

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  105. Love, Love, this card! Thanks for sharing.

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  106. Thank you all so much for the lovely compliments - I am glad you like the card.

    Melissa - you can buy the pens and holder from Scrappy-Go-Lucky

    http://www.scrappy-go-lucky.com.au/

    They are based in Australia but also have an American and an English site

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  107. Diane that is such a beautiful card! I will have to try and find some time to try out all these techniques. Thanks for the detailed instructions.

    Alison
    alisonfen@westnet.com.au

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  108. First of all - I love your card! That's such an interesting way to use gel pens! I love the glitter design and the possibilities are endless here!
    This anagram blog hop sounds fun. I'll have to backtrack a bit, but off I go!

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  109. Wonderful cart, I really like how you utilized the Cri-kits pens! I'm off for the blog hop, thanks for such a fun event!

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  110. Love this card! So dainty. TFS

    SuePhillipscsr@msn.com

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  111. Hi Diane, I just had to come over to your post about the blog hop and leave you a comment. I sure would love to win those carts!!

    Thanks for the opportunity and did I tell you how beautiful your tea set turned out? I love the glitter too!

    Carmen L

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  112. Hi Diane, I love your blog, I am a long time follower, and would love the chance to win

    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

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  113. I love seeing what you come up with--always beautiful ideas! Thanks for sharing your talent. :)

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  114. This is a beautiful card! I love the sparkle of the gel pen.

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  115. Your card is absolutely gorgeous.... the sparkle is beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  116. I love how you sued the Cir Kits to draw out a Designed Paper, then cut the pieces out of it! What a GREAT idea!

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  117. Wow, the sparkle pens actually make it look like it's been embossed! Beautiful design. You're an inspiration.

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  118. Love those pens-hope I win!! Thanks

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  119. What a lovely card! Thanks for the chance to win the pens.
    Debe
    debmevans@btinternet.com

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  120. Those pens really give a unique look!

    Renae

    renaejune99(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. As always, all you share is very much appreciated. You do such great job at creating as well as providing detail well written instructions!! THANKS!!!

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