Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Hop to Stop

Hello, everyone! Today marks the start of The Hop to Stop. I hope you can join us! October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts one in four women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence.


Purple is the domestic violence awareness colour, so any type of papercraft/mixed media art project is welcome, as long as it *features* the colour purple.  The linky is open now until 12 noon Central on Wednesday, October 14. Anyone can join - I hope you will be there to help raise awareness of this important and serious issue. There are over $500 in prizes from our generous sponsors. Please see here for more information and hop guidelines.


I encourage you to become informed about domestic violence, its impacts, and available resources. Please visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Serious subject matter but the hop is meant to be fun.  We hope you get informed and get inspired!  I used lots of purple on my Halloween shaker card. I started by inking a background with Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Black Soot Distress Inks and then splattered some water and Dusty Concord.  I also stamped a sentiment from Newton's Nook - Newton's Perfect Pumpkin.


For the shaker frame, I die-cut the Impression Obsession Tree Frame and then layered a stitched frame over it, which was cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I stamped Newton's Nook - Newton's Perfect Pumpkin and coloured him with watercolour markers. The purple pumpkin is a lot of fun!  I filled the shaker with all sorts of purple sequins, some purple bats, silver spiderwebs, and black and silver sequins.  This is Brian's Halloween card but he's already seen it - I had to show him because I was so excited about how it turned out!  Now I might have to make him another one!


By the way, Newton's Nook is one of our hop sponsors!  I will also be joining Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge - Halloween Theme and Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Colouring Challenge.

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I would also like to join the following challenges: 7 Kids College Fund AG UE; Artistic Inspirations AG Twist of Black UE; Beccy's Place October AG UE; Choux Choux Paper Art Halloween or Fall UE; Connie Can Crop Going Batty 1/2; Craftin Desert Divas Things with Wings UE; Crafting by DesignsOctober AG 2/3; Crafts Galore Encore Halloween or October 1/3; Crafty Friends Inspired by a Song (It's Halloween children's song) 1/3; Creative Ladybirds AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Masculine UE; Die Cuttin Divas AG 1/3; Dies R Us Halloween 1/3; DRS Designs Heavy Metal (metallic sequins) UE; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Pets 4/4; Fresh Brewed Blog The Great Outdoors 2/5; HIMCR Any Holiday (Halloween) 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating AG UE; MarkerPOP Halloween (used Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers sold at MarkerPOP here) (TOP 3)Mod Squad Things with Wings (bats) UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Crazy Stamper Christmas Halloween Fall 1/5; Papertake Weekly Take Your Pick: Distress Inks 3/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 3/3; Scrapy Land Add an Image 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Ombre 1/5; Simon Says Stamp AG 3/5; Sweet Stamps October AG UE; The Corrosive Halloween Bingo (Witch, Free, Black) 1/3; The House That Stamp Built Repeat Impressions WIW September Anything Goes 2/3; The Pencil Case Creepy 1/2;  The Stamping Boutique No Designer Paper; V's Sweet Ideas Spooktacular 1/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

101 comments:

  1. look at that cutie patootie kitty on his very own shaker card! I love it! you are so creative!

    and thank you, too, for telling me all about this hop. I've got lots of cards planned to post. :)

    have a great day!

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  2. Adorable shaker! So very cute!

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  3. Great card, beautiful colors
    Regards,
    BozenA

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  4. I love the purple jack-o-lantern! Beautiful card.

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  5. I love the purple jack-o-lantern! Beautiful card.

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  6. Oh my gosh... This is the cutest thing EVER! Who says Halloween is spoooooooky when it can be sparkly! Thank you, my dear, dear friend for supporting the Hop to Stop. You never cease to make me smile.

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  7. oh my goodness this is just the cutest!!! I love the shaker element and super cute kitty!

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  8. Kitty! You are so creative and talented person! A sweetest spooky creation for a great cause! Love all the shaker elements with all purple color hues, and that holly polly pumpkin in purple is so cute, soooooooo inspiring, love it! I will love to participate!

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  9. Hi Kitty, what an incredibly cute card and a shaker too. Love the colours and a very worthy cause. Well Done. Barbxx

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  10. What a beautiful card, i love it.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  11. What a beautiful card, i love it.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  12. wow this is amazing.. i LOVE that scene you created..

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  13. super cute card!
    love this kitty
    hugs

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  14. Oooh! Your card is gorgeous. Purple is such a perfect Halloween color. So spooky and fun!

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  15. Amazing! I visit you often for inspiration using my many, many kitty stamps :) Fabulous cause to support, too! And I See you also added a new kitty to your family - huge congrats! Hugs - Christi
    Art without Anxiety {My Personal Blog}

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  16. Oh, this is an incredible card, Kitty!! How cute and spoocky at the sometime!! Love, love this!! And for a great cause, too!! Fantastic work! Your sequins looks fab for the shaker with the bats and the webs!! And the cute kitten with the pumpkin are just wonderful in purple!!! Love purple and love Newton's Nook stamps!! You are very talented!! Amazing project!!

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  17. I do love this little kitty, beautiful card! ☺ x

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  18. I do love this little kitty, beautiful card! ☺ x

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  19. This is adorable, Kitty. Beautiful colours and embellishments.
    hugs, Asha

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  20. I would be excited about this card, too. Great background and I love all the fun things you put in the shaker card and the dies you used to create it. Adorable image and love all the purple - especially the pumpkin. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge #26.

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  21. Fantastic background...it is so spooky!! I love your little shaker card and that you used bats, spider webs and other goodies!!

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  22. I'm in love with a shaky purple kitty! This is such an adorable card and the hop and cause is awesome! LOVE that you brought this over to our challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

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  23. Great Entry Kitty - you really got the spirit of Halloween in this card. Thanks for sharing this with us at The House That Stamps Built.

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  24. WOW what a great idea to make a shaker card and the color is my favorite! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘GET YOUR “BOO” ON’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  25. What an awesome creation Kitty, all the details are fabulous! Donna

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  26. Two of my favourite things, Kitties and Purple, fabulous card.

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  27. This is such a wonderful shaker card! Love the purple!

    Hugs,

    Chriss

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  28. thank you for raising awareness of this important issue. I used to work with DV survivors and it makes me sad to know that the problem has not yet gone away. I do love your gorgeous purple creations!

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  29. Such a fun and cool card! I love how you used purple and the shaker design for a Halloween card.

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  30. Fabulous shaker card, love the cute image and background. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope to see you again. Jennifer DT member xx

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  31. I just LOVE shakers--NEVER get tired of seeing shakers because they are so much fun and take cardmaking up a notch! Yours is adorable--a kitty and a purple pumpkin - -perfect! Great card!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  32. This is a great card and OMG what an amazing and important subject to promote!!!

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  33. How cute and colorful, KT. Wonderfully designed background!

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  34. Your card is totally adorable and a shaker too, but the reason why you made it is more important. Thanks for making is aware - again! I wish it would not be nessecairy anymore.

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  35. Totally cute, Kitty, just love this one, love the cute image, and all your fab detail, love and hugs my friend xxx

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  36. very nice colored kitty, your card really sparkles! thank you for joining octoberchallenge, Petra DT Beccy's Place

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  37. Fabulous and thank you for joining our Challenge at Fan-Tastic Tuesday x

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  38. Great card and how clever to make it into a shaker card! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us for the 'Get your "Boo" On' challenge!

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  39. awwww such a sweet cat image, love it, lovely halloween card, thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comment, feel much better today , lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy

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  40. This is such a beautiful card! Love that you made it a shaker one as well!! Thank you for letting us know about the Hop to Stop and will be participating in it!! This is an amazing community to put this together!!

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  41. A brilliant shaker card Kitty, such lovely colours and wonderful details.
    Pauline
    x

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  42. This Halloween shaker card is absolutely brilliant!! Love the inky background, and OMG! A purple pumpkin! I just love it!

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  43. I love it! Fantastic Halloween card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  44. Fantastic card, your backgound is amazing and love that image!
    Many thanks for joining in our Masculine Challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week! Debx

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  45. Awesome Halloween card, love the bling in the shaker. Thank you for joining us in this months blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  46. Kitty, you have a gifted talent of making these wonderful cards...the color and the background is out of this world and so perfect...great shaker card

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  47. This is super cute! I LOVE the bright purple pumpkin! So fun and perfect for the hop! I also Love the shaker background with the scary tree! Such a fun Halloween card! Thanks for linking up to our Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook Designs.


    - Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

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  48. another cute Kitty
    and love the background you made
    looks like magic dear
    so sweet Halloween card
    luv this
    hugs, Monika

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  49. What an awesome creation!!!!! I love shaker cards, and the purple pumkin is great! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique

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  50. GREAT Halloween card! Just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us over at MarkerPOP! for our Halloween Challenge!

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  51. What a beautifully inked background this is, love how it is in different shades of purple and that you made it a shaker card. It's a sweet combo of cute and spooky.

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  52. This is so gorgeous Kitty. Love the complete layout. I am never sure about Halloween but this is so cute.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  53. Hello Kitty, A super cute card, love the image. I am visiting you via Becca's blog Hop To Stop.

    Jade xx

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  54. Hi, KT! I'm back! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

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  55. OMG... this is adorable.... again... I was looking at those stamps today... just trying to decide which ones I must have first...

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  56. AWEEE!!! Look at that sweet little kitty cat. Love all of the different shades of purple. Genius idea to use the sequins as tree leaves. LOVE that!!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at the Freshly Brewed Challenges GREAT OUTDOORS challenge this week.

    Heather D.
    www.freshbreweddesigns.com

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  57. HOLY COW!!!! I don't know where to start first...lol I love so many different things about this card. It is just amazing all the way around.
    Thanks for linking it up to our "Things with Wings" linky party at Craftin' Desert Divas. You did such a great job.
    Happy Crafting,
    Lisa
    CDD DT Member

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  58. What an important cause, and also gorgeous card. I love the colours and the intricate die cut tree which is perfect for the shaker. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Halloween or Make a Card”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

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  59. Great shaker card, love all the purple too. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

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  60. Love the card, very cute. Wonderful way to get this important cause out there. Thank you for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place

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  61. I am in absolute AWE of you - all of your creations are magnificent and THIS ONE really is amazing!!! A shaker card??? Never done one and probably never will - they SCARE me!!!! Anyways - you have WOWed me with this perfect Purple and very SPOOKTACULAR Halloween card - you are my hero and I am just loving seeing your amazingness!!!!

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  62. This is such an incredibly sophisticated shaker card! I love how you created a whole entire scene and the splatters and blended colors in the background are amazing! I think the purple was a great choice and gives it a real feeling of night-time. It's magical and cute all at once and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. And kudos for promoting such an important cause!

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  63. Kitty, this is SO darling! LOVE LOVE LOVE the fun shaker window and scene you created! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: If you're looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! www.mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com :)

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  64. Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  65. So cute! It always warms my heart to see Newton's getting a little love! Wonderful Hop to Stop card!

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  66. This is such a cute card Halloween card Kitty, I love the way you have included the sequins. Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating

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  67. So cute, love the halloweeny cuteness on this card.

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  68. Cute, fun Halloween card! Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room
    ~Laurie

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  69. Wow, really cute Halloween display, and full card being a shaker card you don't see very often. The kitten is adorable. Love your card.

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  70. I am loving your shaker card!!!! everything about it is fantastic! thanks for playing along at Connie Can Crop's batty challenge!

    Angela ~ DT

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  71. Sweet card love all the purple hugs Nikki

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  72. BOO-tiful card!!!
    Such a FUN purple shaker :)
    LOVE IT!!!

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  73. Supercute card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you again for our next challenge
    Julie x
    My blog
    Lacy Sunshine DT member
    Crafty Friends DT member
    Pennys Challenges Owner & DT member
    Brown Sugar Challenges Admin member

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  74. Gorgeously spooky card. Loving it. Thank you for joining us at Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge. Good luck

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  75. Your card is absolutely magical!! LOVE every little detail on it!!! Awesome trees and sky! TFS!

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  76. Our family is actually being affected by Domestic Violence right now. Awareness is a good thing. The background on your card is awesome!! Love the colors and shaker cards are always so fun. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built. Sorry it's taken me so long to comment; life has been crazy this week.

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  77. Fabulous shaker cards and a super worthy cause! Your card would be perfect to join in the All things Coloured Challenge over at Virginia's View too! http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2015/10/guest-designer-yoonsun-hur.html

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  78. This is a wonderful shaker! Thank you for sharing!

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  79. What a fun card....such spooky fun! Thanks for sharing your story on my blog. We're comrades aren't we? :)

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  80. awesome creation Kitty !! such a fun card..love the colors !!

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  81. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Artistic Inspirations!

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  82. Always love to see Newton and in purple for an important cause is great! >^.^<
    Congrats on your winning streak of late.. I keep seeing your name pop up around the blogsphere. : )

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  83. Love your sweet card! Wonderful distressed background and adorable kitty!

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  84. Wow, great job, and thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

    Cheers,
    Leanne DT/OCS

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  85. Darling card! Thanks for the awareness blog :)

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  86. This is one amazing shaker card! I love everything about it.

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  87. It is spooky, cute all at the same time :)

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  88. Super Cute!! And I just love that spooky background!

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  89. Such a cute shaker card for the cause blog hop!

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  90. So cute and lovingly eerie, too! And I love shakers!!!

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  91. What an awesome shaker card!! I love the scene you've created!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  92. Love the awesome purple backgground. Great card and great cause!! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook place challenges this month!

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  93. This such a cute shaker card, and the cause you are supporting is amazing. Good luck. Thank you for joining our monthly challenge at Connie Can Crop.

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  94. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "pick a tune” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

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  95. Great card, love the image you have used!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  96. So very sweet! Thanks for joining in the fun with at The Pencil Cases Colouring Challenge and our theme of 'Creepy/Autumn Colours'. So sorry I'm late commenting on your entry, I was on holiday! Yvonne (DT)

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  97. love this Halloween fun, that background is super cool!! :)
    Thanks for entering our challenge at One Crazy Stamper.
    Natalie DT/OCS

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  98. So adorable! LOVE the little kitty!! Thank you so much for sharing and entering the October Challenge over at Connie Can Crop!

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