Thursday, 1 June 2017

Happy Birthday To You

Good morning bloggers and a BIG Happy Birthday to Julia Watts!  I even found a card with a Birthday sentiment for the day!  I started by cutting an aperture out of black card using the Double Pierced Noble Oval die set.  I used one of Phill Martin's sentiments to show through the aperture and stamped it in black on coconut white card.  I decided to add a frame around it so I used the Double Pierced Noble Rectangles and made a multi layered white frame. To add a bright pop of colour, I used the Tropical Hibiscus die set and added flowers of pink and peachy orange with yellow stamens.  I decided to keep them simple, single layered flowers and arranged them around the sentiment.  I found a few matching coloured dots in my stash so I added them as accents around the sentiment. I completed the card with white and black mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, just gorgeous.
Hoping so much that the Kid has had his surgery and all has gone well. Carmen will let us know when she has news I'm sure.
CraftySue, not a nice day for you yesterday, long and faithful service doesn't seem to count for anything these days. Hope a new door opens for you soon.
Maria, you sound as if you had a wonderful time, well deserved.
June, hope craft club wasn't too hot for you.
Alimecca, yes it was at Bollyhope. I took the twins shopping yesterday for their Mums birthday gift. They already had a couple of things but wanted some perfume for her. Then we had a MacDonakds. They were quiet but okay, didn't want to be out too long so I didn't push it. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words. Cheryl, you always have the perfect words to comfort. I'm taking them up to their Dads house tonight, first time I have seen him since the accident. The police are still investigating, so hard for everyone.
Must be getting difficult for them to breathe at Work with their heads still firmly stuck in the sand, still nothing said......
Hope everyone is well, hugs to poorly and missing friends and all on the blog.

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Great card. The flowers look very tropical.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Lovely card Sue.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful card, Julia will love it Thank you.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. You certainly found a beautiful card to send birthday wishes to Julia, she's very very lucky to have a friend like you in her life but I'm sure she doesn't need to be told that and I know your thoughtfulness would be more than appreciated even if she does get embarrassed lol. If Julia has already popped in I'm sure she will a big smile on her face, well I hope so as it's such a happy vibrant card. I know some crafters don't like using black card, but the first thing you see is the gorgeous pop of colour, that's what dark card does, it helps make bright card brighter, I really love the font and size of the sentiment on Julia's card Sue. All in all a gorgeous happy card for a very lucky lass.
Sending best wishes to Julia and love n hugs your way xxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely birthday card today, it is also my middle son's birthday today too.

Pam reiterate everything you have said. Ha ha, head in the sand....what are they afraid of.

Had wonderful morning at craft yesterday. Also had a visit from our son and granddaughter over the past 4 days, they went home last night.

Still no news on the part for my pc, nearly 2 weeks now, so annoying.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs June Smith xxxx

DeCor said...

Lovely cheerful birthday card. Hibiscus flowers really set the tone. Have a good day.

DeCor said...

Lovely cheerful birthday card. Hibiscus flowers really set the tone. Have a good day.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, todays card is fabulous, love the vibrant colours against the black. Perfect to wish Julia a happy birthday with. Have a great day all. Bx

hettygarlick said...

That's a really beautiful card. I love the bright colours against the black.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card I like the design and colours and I love the font on the sentiment xx

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW I love your framed cards and this is a beauty. I am sure Juila will love it. The black card just makes the bright colours of the Hibiscus flowers pop and the coloured dots just finish it off beautifully. Looks like another gorgeous day today. Hope you are all enjoying this lovely weather.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,, lovely and pretty card today. The flowers are gorgeous and bright and cheerful.


Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Beautiful birthday card with lovely bright hibiscus flowers. Just right to wish Julia a Happy Birthday.
Marion S x

Clai01 said...

Happy Birthday Julia
Lovely card for a very talented lady! x

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Fabulous card that makes me think of a tropical paradise.The hibiscus are so bright and colorful. Fantastic card for wishing Julia a Happy Birthday.

Have a nice day everyone.

Beverly from Maryland, USA

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
The beautiful bright Hibiscus flowers immediately take my mind to far away places and bring back fond memories of wonderful holidays, a gorgeous card.
Happy Birthday to Julia!x

Netty The Runner said...

Lovely birthday card, sure Julia will love it.
Annette x

Chris Curry said...

This is what I would call a crisp and clean card, very pretty. Thank you Sue, have a good day. Xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Today is my birthday too. Lovely card you have made for Julia so bright and cheerful.
Jan x

rosemary powell said...

Hi Sue and everyone.Alively card simple but so effective, happy birthday Julia. Love and hugs to all especially Crewe Trish and Elaine xxxxxxxxxxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue what a lovely card lm sure Julia will love it it's my birthday today thank you suelove always June horrocks xxxxxx

Catherine Lyons said...

Happy Birthday June .
A lovely card bright and cheerful.
CatherineV94 xx

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Beautiful card this morning. The Hibiscus flowers look lovely in there bright colours and I am sure Julia will love the card. Crafty hugs all round. Wendy

Debra K. said...

Lovely card! Debra x

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, bright & cheerful.


TDQ Karen said...

Beautiful tropical flowers hope Julia has a great birthday, the card certainly does her proud xx

hazel young said...

Lovely card x xhazel

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card. I'm sure Julia will be delighted with your choice of card to celebrate her birthday.
B xx

Kim Dibben said...

Great card Sue xx love the flowers xx love Kim D

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card to celebrate Julia's birthday.

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Another lovely card Sue. Bright and cheerful just like Julia. Love the sentiment. Sending lots of hugs. Kind regards Ann Toppcards

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. A bright and beautiful birthday card, love it!
Pam, you​ made me laugh - heads in the sand!!! Thanks for your thoughts, I'm not the only one being made redundant, twelve of us - all with over 10 years service (one colleague has 27 years), are no longer required! But I have to believe that there will be something better waiting found the corner.
Carmen, hope the Kid had his operation and all went well. Laine, missing you, hope you and Mum are ok. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Denise Bryant said...

Love the pretty hibiscus flowers!

Karen Drew said...

Bright and cheery. Beautiful.
Karen xx

val jones said...

Hi Sue, lovely card with very pretty flowers.
Love Val in Spain xxx

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
A beautiful card for Julia's birthday, love it.
Thanks for sharing,

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card this morning - very bright and cheerful. I love the sentiment stamp, very lovely font. Happy birthday to Julia.
Pam at least the twins are willing to out, that's a good sign. I'm sure they enjoyed their little trip out with you. Thinking of you all xx
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue!
Love the colours of the Hibiscus flowers and the little dots stand out too!
Have a nice Birthday Julia!
Love Marg

Jan Sayer said...

What a lovely birthday card.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A truly beautiful card for Julia's birthday, absolutely stunning. I love the font as well. Yvonne xx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, a lovely bright and cheerful card today. I hope Julia enjoys her day.

Love Rosemarie X X

Pam, thinking of you and your family. X

karenlotty said...

Gorgeous card Very summery This may seem a bit ridiculous to all you clever crafters but I'd never have thought to have different colours of "bling" on one card It looks amazing

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely simple colourful birthday card - and so effective with it's big and bold font and choice of colours, perfect for a Julia, Jan or Birthday ladies...


Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Love the sentiment, it's a lovely size.

Annie P

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous colourful card that would brighten anyone's day! Wish Julia a very Happy Birthday from me and I hope she has a fabulous day!
Hugs x
Heather T

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Loving todays card , so bright and cheerful .

Well my lovely friends it is just 1 year today since Andrew had his Major surgery ,such a lot of you have been rooting for him from day one and we want to thank you all so much for all your good wishes and prayers { far too many of you to mention by name but you all know who you are } ,i pass all your messages on to him and he always has a chuckle that so many ladies are following his progress , he still has a long way to go but we are hoping for good news when we get his latest scan results ,when we look back over the 12 months, from not being able to lift one foot in front of the other and so many set backs he has done well .
He is feeling a lot better today and is at the Hospital later just to have the tube flushed .

I am off to the Drs later with John as he has the second memory test , i am hoping they will give him some medication as he is getting to be hard work , i seem to be following him around turning taps off , or he will leave the plug in the sink after washing his hands and i am always knocking my head on cupboard doors he leaves open , he just doesn't seem to finish anything off that he starts to do , oh i am turning into a right moaner ,tis no wonder my hair is starting to fall out and go thin haha.

Being as i have said so much i will wish you all a good day and echo our lovely Pam who says it all so well.

Take care and big hugs to all.
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a cheerful card with such great colours. Love the double frame and the black card really makes the flowers pop. Nice little touches with the dots too. Sending best wishes

Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue and Crafty Persons,

This card makes me think that when I'm at the stamp convention this weekend in West Springfield, Mass., I'm going to rate everything I'm tempted to buy against a chance to order some nobles.

My heart goes out to you, Crafty Sue. I hope you can take some time to process the news and think about what you would like to do next. Sometimes the worst thing that could happen is the best thing that could happen. As in, what you always wanted that seemed out of reach is suddenly possible. But right now I'd be numb, then go into a tailspin for who knows how long.

Pam, my heart goes out to your son-in-law and your grandsons for the sudden loss of his father/their grandfather. I'm glad they have you.

A friend asked how my holiday weekend was and I admitted, rather ashamed, that I spent it coloring with alcohol markers.. She said she loves coloring and calls it mindfulness. So I don't have to be ashamed, just mindful!


Anonymous said...

Good Morning, Sue
I love your bright and cheerful card, just right for a bright sunny morning.
The Tropical Hibiscus die set is very pretty and looks great in the colours you have used today.
Lesley S x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, what a lovely birthday card like the colours.

Pam hope they sort things out son for you at work its so unfair putting you through all this, stay strong and happy big hugs xx

I reiterate all Pam has said so lovingly, love and healing hugs to all who are poorly lonely and missing and those that just need them xx

Have a good day all

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Happy birthday Julia and what a lovely card. Love the hibiscus, so tropical - lovely reminder of summer now that our winter has well and truly hit
Muriel x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue a really bright and cheerful card today and I am sure Julie will love it. Hope she has a brilliant birthday.

Scottydog said...

Hi Sue, what a lovely simple card, we all need to be able to produce these cards at times, so it is good to get the ideas. Thank you. Love the script on the sentiment, it just goes so well.

Sandy G said...

Beautiful card Sue. Very tropical looking. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

ethansnanna said...

Happy Birthday to Julia!!

Lovely card, clean but with that lovely
pop of colour,

Doreen x

Anne said...

A lovely clean looking card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Lovely card. love Jean Z xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card for Julia, the flowers are simple but beautiful.
Take care everyone, Jess xx

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue

Smashing card. I'm sure Julia will love it.

Happy birthday Julia if ur reading this x


Lovely card. A touch of less is more. Thanks Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a lovely summery birthday card. Happy Birthday Julia!
Thank you for sharing.
Véronique L

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue,
What a lovely clean and crisp card. Love the bright flowers but not so keen on the black - then again it really makes everything "pop" and makes the sentiment stand out, so on reflection I think it's perfect!
Pam, sand up the nostrils is not a good look - they'll have to show their heads above the parapet soon! It's good that the twins went shopping with you, and kind of you to take them. I hope the visit to their father goes well, as you say it's so difficult for everyone, such a tragedy.
June H - happy 79th today. Have a lovely birthday whatever you have planned.
Jan on the Fosse, happy birthday to you!
Yvonne, good to see you pop in.
Laine, thinking of you.
Donita, I've been colouring for the past month thanks to Patricia who has kept me supplied with gorgeous pictures. I'd have gone mad having to rest without her kindness.
Elaine - sorry to read about John. What a worry for you and I do hope that the results of the test are better than you hope. Andrew has done so well, but we are all batting for him, as you know.
Maria, glad you had such a nice birthday - you deserve it.
Love to all who are poorly, grieving or lonely and their carers.
Maureen xxxx

Diane King said...

Lovely clean design. X

Maureen Killen said...

P.s. Sorry Carmen, I forgot to say that I hope the Kid has had his operation and all is a success.
Maureen xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card, love the tropical hibiscus they look beautiful and make this card stand out in the crowd.
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a lovely CAS card that is bright and cheerful, just right for Julia. The Tropical Hibiscus look great in these bright colours.

CraftySue - Sorry about your impending redundancy but we never know what is waiting for us round the corner and quite often it can be much better than what we have. I was made redundant after 30 years and worried that I wouldn't manage but I did ok and I'm sure you will too.
Elaine - fingers crossed for John, it is such a worry as we get older.
Jan on the Fosse & June H - Happy Birthday to both of you, have a lovely day and I am sure Sue won't mind you sharing Julia's card :-)


Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card, love the tropical hibiscus they look beautiful and make this card stand out in the crowd.
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card, love the tropical hibiscus they look beautiful and make this card stand out in the crowd.
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

ursula said...

Very pretty card Sue, I love your new hibiscus die, but think it looks better in layers...but all in all a lovely card with a big sentiment....not your usual style...luv Ursula xx

Crafty Cruiser said...

The colourful flowers really stand out on this lovely card.
Doreen R

craftynanna said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card today to encourage us to get the crafting juices flowing, many thanks Johanna

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue a lovely bright and cheery card just right for the weather we are having love from Jackie xx

CraftyJo said...

Nice! The 'frustrated calligrapher' in me really appreciates the lovely flowing sentiment too.

Kate's Cards said...

A perfect picture. Put it in a frame and hang on the wall!

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card for Julia, and the sentiment is beautiful. Gorgeous font.
Hugs, Rose

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Happy birthday to Julia, Jan and June, hope you all have a lovely day
Beautiful card today, love the frames, the lovely sentiment and the vibrant pop of colour from the hibiscus flowers. Just perfect
Craftysuetoo, so sorry to hear about your redundancy but I'm a great believer in the saying as one door closes another door opens and I hope that will be true for you
Elaine keeping my fingers crossed that Andrews scan results will be good and for John too, special hugs for you
Pam echoing you and special hugs for your grandchildren
Och Maureen, too late for you to change your name the trip already cancelled lol 😂

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Vie Carter said...

Just perfect love these flowers, I have them and use them all the time


Suzzette Yandle said...

I really like this multicolored card design, even the black background. Awesome!

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

What a very nice card today, very summery I think. Love the hibiscus flowers and the black background adds oomph to the card.

Happy Birthday to Julia - Also Happy Birthday to everyone with a birthday today.

Love & hugs
Dorothy from Sunny Baldock

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Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Modern looking with the vibrant colours on the black. A lovely stamped sentiment. Happy Birthday to Julia.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Bright and cheerful.


Stephanie Cotterill said...

Oh Sue. Your new festive dies are just breath taking, the words escape me they really do. Another magnificent collection to look forward to xxx

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous bright and cheery card - love the colours x
Still feeling rough but have been cheered right up after seeing you new Christmas dies and stamps - oh Lord - want them all - what's new?!! x
Love to all
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Lynda Mellor said...

Good morning Sue, beautiful card I love it!!! Anyone would be chuffed to receive this it's gorgeous!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

June Fletcher said...

Hi Sue

A lovely colourful card, love the font for the sentiment

June x

CCM said...

Hi Sue,

I love this card. It is so simple and easy to put together. Love the vibrant colors and Tropical Hibiscus die set. Will use in many cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan, June – Happy B-day! Enjoy your special day, ladies!
Pam – You made me smile … “heads still firmly stuck in the sand”. Special hugs for your grandchildren. It is a difficult time for all of you.
Sue - So sad. Stay strong. Good things will come your way.
Elaine – Sorry to read about John. Fingers crossed for John and Andrew.
Donita - Enjoy your trip.
PP- Hope you’ll feel better soon.
Laine – We miss you.

Dear friends, the Kid had the surgery yesterday. All went well and the doctor is pleased. He is in a fair bit of pain and pretty tired but glad it is over with. Thank you all for your prayers.

Sending hugs to all who need them
Still a newbie to Craft / Not longer the newest, or the only Canadian Wilsonette

CHERYL Brown said...

Afternoon Sue,

A beautiful card for Julia's birthday, I wished for her to have special birthday gifts of love & laughter.

I keep forgetting to use my large noble dies for frames and you keep reminding by posting using them. Thank you xxx

Thank you for your kind words Pam. I have a wonderful book given to me after Pete died by a good friend, called Avalon Dreaming. Rose took me to The Chalice Gardens in Wells where we spent a lovely day of reflection, quiet chats and prayers and she helped me to put my upside down world right again. The book is so lovely to read and sums the whole world in a few simple lines. It gives me the inspiration to hold out my hand to others in a similar situation.

Great news Elaine of Andrew, his fortitude is wonderful to read about.
It must be heart-breaking for you with John's forgetfulness. My mum is going along those lines too but she greets it all with a laugh and a girlish giggle. I went to visit her and Dad yesterday, the first time I have driven to Bristol myself for a while.
Gentle hugs and healing prayers to all in discomfort. May your day become kinder to you.
Love & hugs
Cheryl xxx

sued99 said...

Lovely card. Unusual colours but still fab. X

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful once more and have just seen a sneak peek of the new festive range - plenty of wants in there.....

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, don't know where my early morning comment went to! So (for the second time) ... wonderfully bright and cheery card for Julia's BIG birthday, sure she'll love it. Great font on the sentiment.
Pam, as ever echoing. Think you are one fantastic grandma! Had a chuckle at your work comment.
CrafttySuetoo - commiserations on the redundancy (think a lot of us have been there at some time). As Fluffycat and others have suggested, sometime in the future you'll probably be glad, after you've seized another wonderful chance.
All best wishes for The Kid, Carmen.
Elaine, fingers crossed for Andrew, what a long year for him. Hope your John's tests are good, too. Lots of patience needed!!
Hugs to all, Laine missing you.

'P' in Wales

Narrowboat girl said...

Happy Birthday Julia & lucky you receiving a card like this. I love the colours

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card today, nice bright colours, just right for wishing a friend a happy birthday. Happy birthday Julia, hope you've had a lovely day.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam good thing you've got a sense of humour! Those ostriches must be turning purple by now! Xxx
Elaine gosh that year has gone quickly! Hope Andrew has a good day today. Oh dear poor you, not what you want, I hope the doctors can sort something out for john soon. Xxx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a simple but absolutely beautiful card.
I love those bright flowers against the black.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely colour combo flowers

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card today and a very happy birthday to Julia.

Barbara said...

Happy birthday to Julia!!!!
Beautiful card, the colours are so pretty.

Ann said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card really like the Hibiscus flowers gorgeous.

Happy Birthday Julia hope you had a lovely day.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Theresa Pace said...

it so works! the hibiscus are great and the black makes it pop, hugs xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. I really like the simplicity and the flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Karen M said...

Hi Sue
Lovely fresh looking card,love the flowers,
Best wishes
Karen M

Owlish said...

Hi Sue
Lovely birthday card I'm sure julie will be very pleased with it
Joy Xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
...what an absolutely gorgeous card!! I just love it's simplicity!!! It is such a striking card!!!

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a great card for Julia's Birthday. Sometimes the simple cards are the best. Love Phill's sentiment stamp. You don't need to add much more to the card except for a few flowers of course.


Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Lovely card Sue and Happy Birthday to Julia 21 Julia ?
Pam so sorry to read your sad news all you can do is just be there when needed hugs Hun
My usual good wishes to Elaine Andrew and Helen
Hugs to all poorly and missing friends
Take care everyone
Theresa G xx

Judy Hollers said...

Hi Sue, I like this birthday card! How could you possibly have known that I have a birthday coming up on June 3! ; )
I love the tropical flowers against the black. This is a beautiful birthday card that anyone would love to receive!

Jan Jay said...

Hi Sue, love the flower colours on this lovely card. So pretty x

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the colours are gorgeous
Elaine you and your family have had a very tough year I hope Andrews scan results will be good so sorry to read about John's memory problems I'm sending you some big hugs
Happy birthday to June H and Jan on the fosse
sending good wishes to all

Eunice said...

Lovely card Sue, especially love the Hibiscus flowers!!!

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card, lovely colourful flowers and I love the font.

Happy birthday to all ladies today, hope you all had a lovely day.

Elaine, so much have happened for you and your family the last year.
I'm sending you hugs and so hope that John can get some help,Sharon take care
Yvonne, wish you better ! and if you speak to Laine, tell her we miss her.
Carmen, hope everything goes well for Kid, you take care too.
Sharon, take care. Speak soon
Sending hugs to you all.

Maria x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue and a gorgeous card for Julia's birthday. Thank you for sharing this with us. Echoing all Pam's comments.

Fiki said...

so pretty card!

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Lovely card! Thank you !
Happy Birthday Julia, Jan and June . Hope you have each had a lovely day!
Thanks Sue - Thanks Pam!
Love Myra xx

Viki Banaszak said...

What a beautiful card! I love the flowers.

barbara macaskill said...

So pretty! I love the splash of vibrant color from the flowers! TFS!

Jan.moogie said...

Lovely card for a lovely lady xxx

SueJ said...

Lovely card, love the flowers and colours.

Laura O' Connor said...

Beautiful card Sue .Laura O

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Cute Card and lovely color
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