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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mo's and Zoe Carnival blog hop!!!

Clowns, Fairy floss, sticky fingers, squeals of delight and of course complaints of sore feet near the end of the day... Where are we?

THE CARNIVAL!!
Hopefully you have just hopped on over from Elaine.
If you just popped on by to say g’day and want to join us on the super carnival hop then you’ll want to
 START HERE!!

Zoe from Make it crafty and Mo from Mo's dgital pencil, came together to share the delight and fun of The Carnival. To celebrate - the two fabulously talented teams have come together for a massive blog hop to offer you plenty of inspiration when playing with these images.

Along the way you will find balloons with a letter in them. Write down the letters as you go because at the very end we want you to guess what the saying is!
There will be THREE grand prizes randomly drawn from the correct answers PLUS there will be hidden prizes along the way so make sure you leave some love as you hop along!

Now we know this is a super big hop, but we wanted to make sure you would get LOTS of inspiration! The hop will be open until the 28thApril so you will have plenty of time to come back each day with a cuppa to soak it all up! (Just don’t lose the letters you have been collecting!)

We would like to thank our fabulous sponsors, Mo"s digital pencil, Make it CraftyStampng Bella and Quixotic Paperie for providing the fabulous prizes for this grand carnival hop!


Your next stop on the Hop from here is Lisa
And just in case you missed my letter on the hop it is "U"
Since i know that hooping takes a lot of patience and energy i wont bore you to tears with too many details about my card, so wthout futher ado, here is my humble effort for the hop.







I will add that i spent the best half of the day merging my images, but if you are anything like me and need an informative tutorial for merging image, look no further than Debbie Pamment's blog 
Now dont forget to leave a comment before you go and from here you will want to head off to Lisa 
In case you missed my letter its "U" 
smiles
Paola

227 comments:

  1. I love the images for the carnival theme.

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  2. Your humble effort is extraordinary. What a great project.

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  3. Oh my gosh!!! This is amazing xoxox

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  4. wow!!! Great box) Love this idae))) It is so joyful and bright)))

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  5. Чудесная открытка!

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  6. This is fabulous Paola... love your sweet box.

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  7. Loving the box idea ! So sweet


    AJ.

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  8. Well...here you go again! This is darrrrling!!! I love your colors and your DPs are the perfect backdrop for your beautifully colored images! It was fun chatting briefly...we'll have a long chat this weekend! Maybe I'll have my craftroom organized by Sunday! hehehe! Hugs. Pat

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  9. Such a cute treat box/card Paola! Love your coloring and papers and embellies! Terrific job!

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  10. Hi Paola

    your card is gorgeous I just love the papers you used.

    Joey x

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  11. Great idea to make box for candy. Coloring is amazing!

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  12. Beautiful book/secret box creation! It's a sweet treat inside and out! Hugs, Lesley

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  13. Fab - love the colours and the sweet box!!

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  14. Wonderful Book-Card, so sweet. I love your clouds!
    Greetings from switzerland.
    Doris

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  15. Wonderful Gift box,love the accents on the corners, they look like tent tops! TFS

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  16. Wow,love everything about your stunning creation Paola!
    Hugs Heidy

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  17. Hi Paola. Fab idea to create a box of sweets. Fab creation.
    Tine :)

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  18. Great job! I love your candy box!!!
    With best wishes,
    Viktoria

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  19. I was really struck by how you'd used sweets in colours to co-ordinate with your card - brilliant & such fun for a little one.

    Paula (PEP)

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  20. What a wonderful box - it would be a great gift idea.

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  21. Wonderful card and a great opportunity!

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  22. Stunning book card,love this idea.
    Sue :)

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  23. Gorgeous..love the colours...

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  24. As always Paola your creation is just STUNNING! Love your fabulous layout and colouring!
    xXx

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  25. Wow that is so cool! Love the corners

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  26. Love the box you created. and your choice of colors are just perfect for the carnival theme

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  27. Hi Paola.
    WOW!! your box card is superb!!!
    Love the sweets. What a great idea :)
    Mel. xx

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  28. What a great book box and the images are so beautifully done:)
    huggs
    Lynn xxx

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  29. Wow, this is amazing! I'm blown away by your 'humble effort'! Love every little thing about it, your colouring of the image is perfect and what a wonderful box - fits the carnival theme!
    Love Nicola xxx

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  30. замечательная коробочка - так празднично!

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  31. Beautiful card box, thank you for sharing.

    :) Lori m

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  32. What a great idea hidden sweets in a fun card

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  33. A gorgeous card and I love how your corners mirror the big top shape, just wonderful!
    lol Chrissie xx

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  34. What a great box. Love the paper and your beautiful colored scene.

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  35. an utterly FABULOUS creation! i love the images, the colouring, and the fact that there's CANDY in it! well that just makes it PERFECT! i've had fun hoppin' along - pleasure teaming up with you Mo's gals! :D

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  36. Paola: as always, your art is superb. C2

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  37. What a Fabulous box! One great idea. LOve it.
    Chrissyxx

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  38. Hello!

    Great project - love it! Beautiful colors!

    Wishing you a great weekend!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  39. What a fun and creative project! Great images and coloring!

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  40. Замечательная идея! взяла себе на заметку...

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  41. Hello, just popping in to say thank you for entering my blog candy!!
    Good Luck!!


    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CARD/BOX!!!!
    Hugs, Janiel

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  42. I love this idea. My daughter would love this for a treasure box!

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  43. WOW this is brilliant,i love the colours and the big bow :D

    Kate xxx

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  44. Wow what an awesome project!! The corners go perfectly with circus awnings and I love the book card you made, those chewy gummy sweets are the best! Wonderful job!

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  45. Thank you thank you thank you for the link about paintnet. Maybe now I can figure out how to do this.

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  46. such a neat idea for a gift box! I absolutely love it and your merging is great!

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  47. What a great idea..a candy box. So colorful and Wow, I would love to receive something like this! Awesome.

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  48. Too adorable! Love this candy box. TFS!

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  49. Such a cute project. How sweet I hope you do not mind, but I think I will copy this project. Great for my Grandson.. Love it.

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  50. You card is amazing and I love this box. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. What a wonderful idea! I love the beautiful, bright colors!!

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  52. What a fun project
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  53. YEY!! I love surprises and you've combined 2 of my fave things, sweeties & gorgeous cards :D xx

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  54. LOve the Box!! Your coloring is gorgeous and the project turned out totally fabulous!!
    Tracy Valure

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  55. Oh my goodness! Didn't not expect that. What a wonderful sweet surprise! Very nice!!

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  56. AWE This box is super cute! love it!!!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

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  57. A TON OF WORK went into this...wow

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  58. What a fun project! Is that coming my way? Too, too cute!

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  59. Awesome candy box! Thanks for the link to the tutorial about merging images. I was wondering about that as I went through the carnival hop.

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  60. Paola, fabulous card and what a fun blog hop.

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  61. The whole idea of making it onto a box is wonderful, and well done for all the effort it is gorgeous.

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  62. Oh, I just adore your little "Treasure box"!! What a fabulously fun project! ~jeni :)

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  63. what a fun treat box! joining forces with such a great team like Mo's is so much fun! :D

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  64. Wow Paola, love this creation and the way you have turned your card into a book to hold sweeties is just adorable.

    Hugs Hazel xx

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  65. fantastic box card, great idea!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

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  66. What a clever idea! It would make a wonderful gift!!

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  67. Beautiful Card. As always your color selection is wonderful.

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  68. what a wonderful project great job.

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  69. All you guys showing off your goodies. Your' making me hungry! Fabulous creation! LOVE IT! Am gonna have to do this! TFS!

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  70. Paola this is such a cool card box.
    Amazing scene.

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  71. Beautiful! An extraordinary gift packaging, love your coloring.

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  72. oh wow love the box, this is soo bright and cheerful.
    Great to be hopping with you.

    Beccy MiC x

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  73. What a super cute idea, i love your box!

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  74. t a great creation, love it x

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  75. so colorful what a great card, and fun blog hop

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  76. Wonderful project. Love your coloring, images and embellishments. Probably as a little girl, if I had to the circus I would have loved this box to keep my momentos in. I still have a picture of my dad and I taken in one of those little booths 45 years ago and this really took me back to that day. Thank you!

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  77. This is one great card Paola! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Renata

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  78. It's so wonderful card-box! Very beautiful!

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  79. Love this box. Fabulous idea and I love how you did the corners!

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  80. Oh my goodness! I so have to try this! What a beautiful little gift :)

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  81. Wow, Paola, your card is lovely! Thanks for sharing the information to obtain a tutorial re: merging (I really need that assistance). Again, your card is super cute!

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  82. Awesome gift!!! Lovely colours, super-cute creation! Thank you for sharing!

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  83. Wow! This book is great! I love it!

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  84. omg great idea to make a candy box. perfectly for the theme!

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  85. Adorable project, I enjoyed the primary color sceme. I too have issues with merging digis, thanks for the link.

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  86. Paola,

    Love the project and great colors.

    Linda Imler

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  87. Oh My Paola, You've outdone yourself. Your little treat box is spectacular. The corners are a perfect touch. I just LOVE what you've created.
    Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Lynda

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  88. Wonderfull card Paola !

    Hugs Monique

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  89. Your coloring is just wonderful!! Love your card!!

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  90. This is such a wonderful & lovely box! Love the colors, your coloring and the images are fab! Hugs & Sunshine! /Sari

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  91. Hi Paola, great card, love all those carnaval and circus images!! And the boodcard is such a lovely card to make!! Hugs, Frea

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  92. "Sweet" card! Lol, love it!
    Love, alex

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  93. Great use of the ribbon to highlight the colours on the card.

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  94. Thanks for the link on the merging tutorial after seeing all these inspiring cards I will just have to try. I so love your creation with the hidden lollies. Fantastic colouring and love the corners you have used on the front.

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  95. What a fantastic project!! I've been waiting with anticipation for this blog hop! thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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  96. lovely, I have never attempted anything like this and would love to learn (from you) how you did it. beautiful

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  97. What a fab gift idea, love it. Carol x

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  98. I love the little book card what a great idea. The cards are all amazing

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  99. Really clever project.. I am jealous of your colouring skill

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  100. Great project. Love the blog hop.

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  101. What a precious gift box. Wonderful work! You did a great job with the entire project. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. Fantastic job! I love the carnival theme! Great job!
    I am a new follower, would love if you stop at my blog and follow me too:) I am excited to see your creations!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  103. nice coloring and great box idea
    Margaret
    mmarg1520atsbcglobaldotnet

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  104. Cool gift box, you have really nice cards in your blog. And thanks for the image merging tutorial you mentioned!!

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  105. Wow Paola, you sure don't disappoint! Absolutely stunning and I just love the candy inside!! Thanks so much for helping to make this hop so special! hugs xxoo

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  106. Very cute love that little candy card box !
    Hugs

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  107. The little box is just adorable. Great job.

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  108. What fun, cheerful papers you chose for your candy box! Sweet, lol.

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  109. Adorable little box. Almost a gift by itself!

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  110. What's better than a card? A card full of candy!! This is fabulouS!

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  111. What a beautiful project! I love, love, love it! Your attention to details is stunning! I'm a new follower...I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow as well :)

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  112. What a gorgeous treat book/box- all books should be like this!! Your colouring is superb. Thank you so much for the link on merging images- I've not yet tried it as it always frightened me, but I love how she has laid it all out step by step.
    Hugs,
    Trish x

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  113. Oh my goodness this is adorable...so much fun and what a wonderful gift idea as well...thanks for sharing...awesome.

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  114. Oh this is going to be a FUN hop!!
    Your cards is so CUTE,,, love it!
    Thanks for this chance to win too.

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  115. This is absolutely wonderful Tooo Cute

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  116. Fabulous gift idea! This hop is great! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  117. What a great box! A perfect gift and filled with treat too! Love the bright colors!

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  118. Love this awesome candy box!!! The image is just too sweet! Love the background too!
    hugs,
    M

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  119. Your candy box is just adorable! Thank you for sharing it!

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  120. Your candy box is fabulous! Love it! Hugs

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  121. How fun, love the candy box. Cute!

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  122. Wonderful,Love the candy box.

    Linda H.

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  123. Paola, what an adorable candy box, love it!!!

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  124. Love your card! Must have a go at the box card sometime! I love to merge images & will take a look at the link you provided to see if I can learn more about it!
    Thanks for sharing your fab card, for the letter & the link!
    Hugs
    Dawn xxx

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  125. Stunning card, and I love your colour choice and scene. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  126. Hi Paola, your humble effort is perfect! You are right, that "hooping takes a lot of patience", but inspite of this, I do love to read more details about your creation.

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  127. fabulous work Paola, beautifully made and wht a brilliant idea
    Mina xxx

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  128. Just love this image for this hop. The theme is brilliant.

    Eve

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  129. What a delightful project. Your coloring is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime soon and say hello.

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  130. Beautiful card box, just gorgeous!

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  131. No way is that a humble effort!!!! It's amazing, and a fantastic surprise to open it and find the sweeties, so fitting for the carnival theme too. Lovely lovely work. CoB

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  132. What a Superb Creation and such great DP for the image, Love it! Happy Easter to you Paola xx Mau

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  133. Omg this is fabulous excellent job.!!

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  134. Great decorated candy box, Paola! The coloring of these digis is fantastic. Thanks for sharing the tutorial source.

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  135. Fabulous card, love the bright colours. It's not humble at all. Debs xx

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  136. I am awed, thank you so much for sharing - Cheryl

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  137. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Love the bright colors and coloring.

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  138. OMG the project you've made for the Hop is just "Stunning" I love it!!

    Shell~Alaska♥
    mlady2@ptialaska dot net

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  139. Great project, thanks for sharing.

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  140. Super card, love the colours and images you have used. xx

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  141. That box is so neat!! I'd love to see a tutorial on how to make that! What a fun way to share some treats!!

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  142. Love the layout and the surprise candy inside. Hugs Tracy x

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  143. Beautiful book box! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  144. Very beautiful project your box is very fantastic

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  145. Great card and I know what the letter spell.

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  146. Awesome box. I just love it. You are very talented. This is a wonderful hop.

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  147. Fantastic box!! I love it!! :-) x

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  148. I love the candy book! How awesome it would be for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter......

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  149. Gorgeous box, love all the fun primary colored papers as well as yoru coloring. Those corners are perfect...what are? A punch, die...I must have!!! :)

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  150. Beautiful papers and colours,and a great way to hide candy from my husband,who has such a sweet tooth,he wouldn't think to look in there.

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  151. Oh I just love this Hop!! What FUN and playful designs and so colorful too.
    I love the way you used these stamp sets, such creative ideas!
    Thanks for this chance to win!

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  152. Such a wonderful bookcard!
    Hugs from Maya

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  153. Wonderul card Paola, stunning colouring. Hugs Sue x

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  154. Awesome project! Great coloring and fun bright colors plus a sweet treat! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  155. Wow this card is really amazing!
    Hugs Anneke

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  156. what a gorgeous little box .. i love the book style
    lisa x

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  157. Beautiful book card! Love the colours!

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  158. Sweet box! It's just beautiful.

    Jen (MIC DT)

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  159. Oh it's soooo cute! This card is really a present too. Great job.

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  160. What an adorable card/box. Love all the colours and the ribbon!
    Joyce xx

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  161. Your coloring is always amazing. I love the bright colors in this card.

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  162. Beautiful, sweet surprize when you open it up...love it. TFS! www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

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  163. Oh I love this.....awesome image....

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  164. Oooh... I wanna make a book card like this!!! Great job! Love the circus feel it has. :)
    Cheers
    Cheri

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  165. A lovely candy box. thanks for sharing. Kathy
    kschenckATbresnanDOtnet

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  166. The candy box is a cute idea, with the lifesaver addition - love all the special little touches -

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  167. Wow, this is gorgeous. the bright colouring is fab and to have a hidden treasure is a bonus

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  168. WOW!!!! Your humble effort is amazing!I love it and wished you had added all the extra details of how to make one of these boxes. I will go on now to check out the rest of your blog.

    Blessings,
    Adriana XX

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  169. Surely merging digital images required some practice. Thanks for the tutorial. Your box sweets is amazing!!!

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  170. Oh I just love this Hop!! What FUN and playful designs and so colorful too.
    I love the way you used these stamp sets, such creative ideas!
    Thanks for this chance to win!

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  171. love the gift idea! perfect for canrval theme!

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

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  172. This is perfect. Love the idea of the gift box with the candy. You are so creative.

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  173. Your work Paola is always BEAUTIFUL! And again this time as well... Love your coloring and pretty design. TFS

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  174. My favorite so far....LOVE it!

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Paola