Friday, 17 March 2017

A Friend Like You

Hello there my crafty friends!  Silver and milk card for today's offering.  I like this combo as the milk card gives it just a bit of a soft vintage feel.  I started by double cutting the Seychelles decorative die horizontally into a piece of milk card.  The dies slightly over lap in the centre but that part will be covered so not to worry.  I backed it with silver card to show through the decorative cut out areas.  Next I cut the edger from the Blossom Edger set in silver and backed it with milk card.  It did need to be extended on both of them, but it lines up quite easily to do this.  I glued these to the top and bottom edge of the card.  Next I cut another Seychelles die out of milk card, backed it with silver then cut the inside out to create a frame.  I stamped my sentiment and embossed it in silver then covered it with a sticky adhesive sheet. I peeled the backing off then attached the frame over it before sprinkling Diamond Snow on the exposed adhesive.  I mounting this piece vertically in the centre of the card.  I created three flowers using the Exquisite Poppies die set, edged them with a silver paint pen then attached the around the sentiment.  I accented the larger flower with cream tulle and Olive Branches.  Milk and silver mats and layers were added to complete the card.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  7 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Happy Friday to all. Beautiful card Sue, just gorgeous.
Elaine, I'm hope Andrews treatment can go ahead soon, this delay must be such a burden but it is fior his health and wellbeing. So glad you have good doctors looking after him. You story was so heartbreaking but I think it is wonderful to preserve them for the future generations.
And it wasn't too long.
P, so sad to hear you lost Harry. You and he put up a good fight but he us out of pain now and he carries your love with him.
Maria hope the problem with your eyes clears up soon, have you had them checked.
Carmen, love your motto on life, smiles cost nothing and can mean so much, you never know how other people are coping really.
June, have you worked your magic yet, he us teasing you.
Laine, I need you to come and dirt my dies out, your fetish will be over fed then.
Hugs to all,especially our poorly and missing friends, Norah, Tina and NannaTina, Wheeley, Maureen.

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you so much, what a beautiful card.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a beautiful and very elegant card, love the colour combo, and the design/layout. Have a great day all. Bx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a gorgeous card. Have never tried milk and silver card together as i was always told to put cream and gold or silver and white together but the milk and silver gives it a warm look to it. Lovely flowers. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Steph Cotterill said...

What a stunning way to end the week. The last two photos show the true colour mix you chose, again the first couple looked custard and silver, either colour way shows the beauty of your design and dies used. It's a really beautiful SW work of art. As for the sentiment - it comes back to you Sue just for being you xx
Sending our two out for the night so they can have mummy & daddy time alone, so as I'm staying over I shall be later popping in tomorrow but nothing will keep me away from this beautiful craft heaven.
Hope your day is a good one Sue. Sending friendly hugs your way xxx

Anonymous said...

A beautifully elegant card, Sue, love it all (especially poppies!)
Have read all the family stories and been moved by many, such different times and hard to imagine how everyone coped. Think we generally have it so easy now.
Echoing Pam again - and thanks to all for lovely Harry messages, such a special boy.
Just the Dude to have tooth op next week and old Molly in for a dematt as she doesn't groom any more and hates being brushed. Then hopefully that will be it for a while.
No more of Sue's dies at the moment, just vet's bills!!
Have a good weekend everyone. sending hugs. Keep safe, Donita and Carmen.

'P' in Wales

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, beautiful colours for a gorgeous card.
Nancyd cxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a beauty you have created for us today, antique and silver, what a brilliant combination, the dies really do bring this to life and the silver round the petals make the flowers pop, love it. Sue, I watched John's show last night, he did you proud with all the dies and other products on the show, looking forward to seeing todays offerings.

Pam still working at it, but I think he might be weakening!!!

Elaine, pleased that Andrews treatment can continue, it has been a very hard road but nearly there. Interesting reading your story and can relate to it so easily, just goes to show what desperation can do, at least the family did not starve on that day. Wonderful idea to write it all down for generations to come.

I also reiterate everything that Pam has said.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card I think the colourway is beautiful.I am planning some me time this weekend plenty of crafting.
Jan x

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Unusual and beautiful combination of milk and silver - really pretty. Love the dies and specially love the poppies.
Have a lovely weekend everyone
Muriel x

Jan.moogie said...

A true Sue card simply gorgeous, thanks for sharing and have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love the vintage look of this card, I've never tried this colour combo so it's another one to add to the list!
Hugs to all. Sue (aka Pam's echo).xxx

Unknown said...

Morning Sue and all the lovely Wilsonettes.
Your edger die really finishes the card and the silvered flowers live up to their name "exquisite".
Big hug
Julie Elli

Suemac said...

Such a stunning card

Netty The Runner said...

So beautiful.
Annette x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Love everything about todays card, just beautiful.

P in Wales, i was so sorry to hear about Harry, sending you a big hug.xx

Carmen, love your Motto ,i try to smile through the tears every day so worth it when i get smiles back , xx

June , belated Congratulations to you.

Thank you all for your support and well wishes for Andrew , you are a great bunch .xxx

Echoing Pam again today, Thank you Pam xxxx

Big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful and elegant design that would be great for lots of occasions by simply changing the greeting. X

TDQ Karen said...

Love the pretty combination of dies, and the colours are very classy x

Craftynetty said...

I have never tried this colour combination either, so must give it a try, as it looks lovely. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Morning Sue Wow!! What a beautiful card love the colours you used and the edger finishes it off .
Catherine xx

Unknown said...

Wonderful card! A really lovely card design and colour combination, the milk and silver card work so beautifully together. Debra x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Great card. Love the edger and the flowers of course!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue, beautiful card this morning and love how you have created the cards with the dies. The milk and silver looks elegant and the finishing touches are stunning.. Wendy

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card, would be lovely as a wedding or anniversary card.


Unknown said...

Dear Sue and everyone getting to the weekend,

So lovely!

Sophisticated and elegant. Reminds me of a lamp brand that used to advertise in the New Yorker. The ads were cartoon drawings like the New Yorker scatters through the magazine. In one, a husband is saying to his wife: "What do you mean, the lamp is the only thing in your life that feels like it has the proper proportions?"
Somehow, your cards always look just right, like they were inevitable. Mine often look a bit off and I usually can't figure out why.
On the way to work Thursday after mailing the St. Patrick's Day card, I realized that shamrocks have three hearts and four-leaf clovers have four. Oh, well, her card got lucky four-leaf clovers rather than St. Patrick shamrocks..

Enjoy the weekend!


Jackie T said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design and the dies are amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

ahappycrafter50 said...

Pretty card Sue.

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue xx hazel

Unknown said...

Hi Sue lovely card
Denise x

marg said...

Hello Sue
I love the Milk and Custard both warm colours, not as warm as Blush though!
Beautiful card today, watched John, your cards on there look better uo close!
Love Marg

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, not colours you may initially think of putting together but they work very well. Thank you, have a nice weekend. Xx

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, stunning card, very elegant. Would make a great wedding card.
Marion S x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card, what a great idea of how to use the dies. I am always in awe how you come up with all these suggestions. Colour combo - just sheer elegance.
Hugs, Rose

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautifully exquisite card today. I love how you adapt your dies, I love the poppies too. Yvonne xx

Dolly Daydream said...

Morning Sue,
What a stunning card to end the week. Very subtle colours, would make a lovely wedding or Anniversary card, just beautiful.

Hugs xx
Dawn Searle

hettygarlick said...

That's beautiful, and I love the way you've done the poppies Sue.

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card.
B xx

Helen Terry said...

Hi Sue Gorgeous card love the silver and white. xxx Helen

Carol Clarke said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning gorgeous card
Love the flowers
Carol x

SassySaz said...

Morning Sue, a beautiful card - very classy xx

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a beautiful card today, yes the milk and silver work really well together don't they. I'm another one that would gave gone fifty gold but it's lovely to be taken out of that comfort zone knowing this will work too. Beautiful dies and gorgeous poppies with a bit of sparkle, what more could we ask for. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam as usual you have put everything we need to say. Xxxx
Donita I missed your comment about your lawn yesterday morning but had a good chuckle when I read back. I know exactly what you mean living next door to retired people who love tending their gardens. We are the poor relations on the corner who only cut their grass when we have time!!! Xxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely card. I have the Seychelles die, but not used on a card yet. Love the colours used and of course the poppy die.
John did a great job last night, your hearts really are wonderful. Looking forward to more today.

Carmen, be great if you could make Ally Pally but it really would be a mammoth journey. I travel 200 miles to go and I think that's more than enough. I love your motto about the smiles, very true.x

Maria, yes my shoulder op was a fortnight ago yesterday. It went really well, it's still very painful but definitely improving. Have more physio on Tuesday to look forward to....thanks for asking. X

Love Helen xxx

Helen Bell said...

Maia sorry forgot to say I hope your eye problems are soon sorted x

Helen xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the delicate details of these beautiful dies!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Just beautiful, so elegant.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

A truly elegant card and I really like the milk and silver combo - silver and white can sometimes look too cold for my tastes so this is perfect and I also love the way your die designing is evolving and that you're giving us separate outline cutting edges, it means we can do so much more with the decorative inserts...

Donita - I'm sure your friend will appreciate your St. Pat's card even if you did mix up your shamrocks with your clover!


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Hi Sue

Stunning again and I really must get this range of dies...Its been on my wish list for a while and having seen some of the recent posts think I have to use that flexible friend or grovel to the bank manager and splurge. Again thanks for the fabulous inspiration....

Anne said...

Lovely card again today, Sue. I got your chrysanthemum die set yesterday at the NEC so hope to have a play with it later today.


Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Gorgeous card,the silver looks good with the milk card & my favourite Poppy's
Lovely morning here hope everyone has some sunshine,
Best wishes
Karen M

karenlotty said...

It really does make a soft effect - something I will try I like how you've used the inner die to create the background

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this colour combination really works. The poppy dies always make pretty flowers and I like the way you have edged them. Looking forward to watching/recording the rest of John's shows today. Best wishes

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card today, I love the colours you have used and of course your great choice of dies!
Lesley S x

Unknown said...

Hi sue a beautiful card to end the week love it so elegant and the dies are beautiful a very special card today John did you proud last night showing us your treasures thank you
Love always June xxxxxxxxxxx

dj2908 said...

This card should b for all on this lovely blog!!
Thanks to Sue for this!!

Doreen x

cheryl brown said...

Hi Sue,

Oh my, a fantastically understated, yet marvellous creation to feast my eyes upon this sunny Somerset morning. Silver and milk? I would not have put those two together for a colour combo but I can see they work so well.
Note to self, be more adventurous with colours.

Elaine, so lovely to read part of your history too, stealing the bread was an act of desperation so you didn't starve. Our younger generations have so much, they wouldn't understand how hard it was for our past generations to survive.
Andrew must so relieved to have his further treatments. He and Helen have had so much to deal and come with, I admire them so much. ((((HUGS)))) for them and for you too.

Comfort blanket hugs to all. I hope your day becomes kinder to you.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sweet Sue, a beautiful card today I love the way youve cut into the background and that soft colour choice is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

SueJ said...

This card is just beautiful, the silver and milk look so elegant together.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, very elegant card today, love the milk and silver they go so well together.
Thank you again for all your inspiration.
Take care everyone, Jess xxx

Unknown said...

Just love this, beautiful, elegant etc etc.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful elegant card and while I don't have the Seychelles die I'm sure I can find another of your dies which will work to make this. Love the touch of silver on the exquisite poppies
Echoing Pams lovely comments again

Sending my love and hugs to everyone

Rosemary Stickland said...

Another lovely card, so stylish with the silver accents.
Rosemary xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,
a delicate and elegant card today...
Rolf xxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue another beautiful card for us today, i don't know how you manage to come up with such beautiful designs day after day, but I am so glad that you do.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Today's card is so beautiful you come up with such fabulous creations! I love the colour combination and the dies used (I bet your surprised at that lol!). I'm loving Johns shows he shows your dies off brilliantly!
Hugs x
Heather T

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Beautiful card so elegant.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Unknown said...

Hi sue and crafters.

Lovely card this morning. Would be great for several occasions. Really do adore those poppies although I don't own it yet lol. X

Unknown said...

WOW Sue, this is absolutely stunning!

June x

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautifully soft and gentle card today, lovely. I really must try some 'double cutting' as it gives such a different dimension to your dies.

A miserably wet day here but it's knit and natter this afternoon so that will brighten things up a bit. Hope everyone has that good Friday feeling and are looking forward to the rest of John's shows.


Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a gorgeous card. Feminine, delicate and very elegant in the milk white and silver.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A very sophisticated and elegant card for us today. Gorgeous. Love and hugs Alison xx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card . love Jean Z xxxxx

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
I Truly Love Today's Striking Card I Love The Impressive Cutting Dies You Used
Also The Truly Tremendous Colour Combination Of Milk/Silver Foundation Card.
Products Used In Today's Card:-
"The Seychelles Decorative Die Set"
"The Blossom Edger Die Set"
"The Exquisite Poppies Die Set"
"The Olive Branch Die Set"
"Milk & Silver Foundation Card"
"Silver Embossing Powder"
"Sticky Adhesive Sheet"
"Diamond Snow"
"Silver Paint Pen"
"Cream Tulle"
Today's Luxurious Card:-
I Just Love How You Cut Your Milk Card To The Size You Required, The You Took
"The Seychelles Die" And Double Cut It Horizontally Across Your Milk Card, The Dies Do Slightly Overlap
But Sue As You Explained To Us, This Isn't A Problem As This Is Going To Be Covered.
Sue Next You Backed Your Milk Card With The Silver Card, So It Would Show Through The Decorative Cut Out
Area's. Sue Then You Took "The Blossom Edger Die" And Cut It Out In Silver And Backed It With Milk Card
Cutting This Twice On Both Occasions You Will Need To Extend But As You Mentioned Its Really Easy To Do.
Then You Glued One To The Top Edge Of Your Card And One To The Bottom Edge Of Your Card,
Sue Then You Cut Out Another Impressive "Seychelles Decorative Die" Out Of Milk Card And Backed In Silver
You Cut The Inside Out So This Created A Luxurious Frame, You Then Embossed Your Sentiment In "Silver
Embossing Powder" You Covered This With A "Sticky Adhesive Sheet" (As You've Mentioned So Many Times
Always Keep Those Small Pieces) Once You Peeled Away The Backing Then You Attached Your
"Seychelles Frame" Over It, You Then Sprinkled Using "Diamond Snow" Sue Then You Created Three Extremely
Impressive Flowers By Using Your "Exquisite Poppies Die Set" You Edged Them By Using A "Silver Paint Pen"
You Attached A Small Flower To The Top Of Your Sentiment On Top Right Hand Side, You Used "Cream Tulle"
And "Olive Branches" To Embellish Your Remarkable Card, You Added The Large Flower On The Knot Of
"The Tulle" And The Other Flower To The Side In Left Hand Corner, Then You Added Your "Olive Branches"
A Few "Pearls" Here And There, Attaching This To Your Mat/Layering Of Milk/Silver Card
Plus Your Signature Piercing.
And So They Say Voila' We Have A Sue Wilson "Masterpiece"
Thank You So Very Much For Sharing, And For Your Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Sue Take Great Care
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin And Heather
Sue Lots Of Love And Huge Hugs 🤗 For Yourself
Love From Sam xxx

Fikreta said...

it's wonderful!
have a great day!

CraftyJo said...

I see lots of wonderful 'elements' in today's offering but it doesn't 'float my boat' the way most of them do. Really like the silver-tipped poppies :)

ursula said...

Gosh not two colours I would have thought putting together, but so so stunning, an amazing card Sue, just love it....luv Ursula xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Pretty Card. I like the die and the effect you have created. I about the vintage look to the milk and silver colour scheme. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Rosemarie said...

Afternoon Sue, I love this colour combo, this is a beautiful card.

Love Rosemarie X X

Barbara (C) said...

Great idea to give the impression of a large die as the background when it will not be showing once the top cut of the Seychelles die is in place. An elegant card for a special occasion. BarbaraC

barbara macaskill said...

Very pretty color combo! I love how you have stretched the die to make it larger! I love being able to use my dies in other ways because then I feel better about spending the money on them! LOL At least that is what I tell myself! Have a great weekend and TFS!

Kim Dibben said...

Fabulous card Sue xx love the colours you've used xx love Kim D

Margaret R said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card, not too fussy
Margaret xx

Sandy (tort) said...

A nice card

Sandy (tort)

Sue MacFall said...

Another lovely elegant card, thank you Sue. Love the colours too.

Jean said...

So pretty!

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning, gorgeous colour tones. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Hilary Bunker said...

Another lovely card Sue Thankyou

Barbara said...

Stunning card Sue!
I adore your white cards but the silver adds a touch of elegance to it.

sandieann21 said...

Gorgeous x

Annie Stamps said...

Love the silver and milk combination Sue. It looks so elegant.
Have just finished making Mother's day cards for my daughters. Your die sets make it so easy to make quick and easy cards that look fab and are always appreciated.

Annie P

Unknown said...

Hi Sue such a soft and gentle looking card.Love the colours you have used . Thanks for sharing . Gloria (sidcup ) xx

Kate's Cards said...

Lovely colours and such a pretty card. xx

Betty McAlister said...

Afternoon Sue. Beautiful card in wonderful colours. Very elegant xx

Laura O said...

great card Sue,nice colour combo ,Laura O

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful and elegant Sue
Gr Karin

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous colour combo, fab card

Janet in Menston said...

Pretty card, & beautiful colour combination

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Girgeous card again today. I wouldn't have thought of using these two colours but they do go really well I will have to try them myself now. The die cuts are lovely too.

Barbara V

Crafty Cruiser said...

I've been without wifi for the past few days but opened up on my return to this stunning card. Truly beautiful!
Doreen R

Suzzette Yandle said...

A lovely ethereal looking design today. Thank you for your ideas. You always inspire me.

Unknown said...

very Pretty


Narrowboat girl said...

A very pretty card Sue and an imaginative colour combo

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hello Sue,
How clever to use the Seychelles dies as a background and focal point, it looks stunning. Love the milk and silver combination, it's so much softer than white and silver and looks so elegant. I have enjoyed Johns shows today, he really does showcase your dies beautifully and I have fallen deeply in love with the Infinity striplet, so that's now on order! Sue you are costing me a fortune!!

Donita your friend will love your card however many "leaves" it has.
Laine if you are speaking to Yvonne this week please send her lots of love and tell her she is missed, hope she is ok.
Pam thank you for your daily catch up.
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxxx

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Wow what a beautiful card I was wondering what the background die was until I read your notes clever use of the Seychelles die to create the background the poppies look so beautiful with their silver edge its all just lovely Ive been watching some of Johns shows today the heart dies are all fabulous I will probably end up buying them all as I just cant choose a favourite! In fact Sue your last collection of dies are all fabulous I just want them all!!
Hope you and all the lovely Wilsonettes have a good weekend

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, Love the dies you have used and the colour, the cream and silver looks great.
Di B. x

Theresa said...

i'm quite surprised at how well silver and milk work together, hugs xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is totally gorgeous, i love the dies look cut like that and then
layered in the middle.
the silver and milk card look so fab together and the flower is the perfect finishing touch.

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card sue x really surprised at how gorgeous the silver and milk look together x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

sued99 said...

Really lovely card. X

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
It's been a very strange day here as Internet access has been all bu Nil! However, I have seen this gorgeous card and have read most of the comments! It's taken all day but we don't give up here!!
Silver and milk is not a combination of which I would have thought straight away! However having seen it I have to say it is really lovely!!
I'm scared to take too long - so just want to say , love to everyone!
Beautiful card .
Love tonall my lovely friends! Myra xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
A gorgeous card it's stunning.
Love Lynda Brock xx

Maria said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Lovely card. Thay die is getting higher on ny wishlist.
Sorru can see a lot but eyes worse by conjumctivotis.
Oj dear lycky I;m nor a secretery.
Many hugs to you a;;
Maria x

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. Lovely colours. Thank you for sharing. Echoing Pam's words.

Eunice said...

Very striking card Sue, love the exquisite poppies. They sure set the card off.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

Elegant and beautiful!Love the colors and all the finishing touches: the poppies, the olive branches and the pearls, of course.This card would be perfect for a Silver Anniversary or a wedding card (with a different sentiment).Thanks for sharing.

Pam - As usual you have put everything we need to say. Thank you.
‘P’ in Wales – The weather is getting better. At least the sun came out for a couple hours today!
Myra – You have a great sense of humor! No objections from Laine far.
Elaine – Fingers crossed for Andrew on Monday. Hugs for all of you.
Helen B. – Hopefully this year we’ll go back home to visit our families. If we’ll go on this trip in September, we might stop to London on our way back to Canada. We would like to visit London and many other places in UK.
Donita – Yesterday stamp might be: Sue Wilson Design Foam Mounted Cling Stamps - Wrought Iron Swirls (Item Number: UMS586 on
Laine - Are you so brave to ride a scooter?

Lots of hugs for all friends,
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest and the only across the pond Wilsonette

Sandy H said...

Beautiful card. Love this colour combo.
Take care everyone.

DeCor said...

Lovely card again today! I love the edge from blossom edger die.

DeCor said...

Lovely card again today! I love the edge from blossom edger die.

DeCor said...

Lovely card again today! I love the edge from blossom edger die.

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love the dies used x x x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, sorry I've had to go back to look at a few of your cards, this is beautiful sue, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx😘

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