February 03, 2013

Ist Birthday ...

Hi Everybody,

Today sees the first Birthday of Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls ... and what an exciting year this has been.
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I have had so many surprises since I started this blog and I never expected to have such lovely followers. 


So to celebrate the date I am having another
"Give Away"

The lovely people at Fantastic Ribbons  have very kindly donated some Ribbons and Buttons for the prize.

They are in the centre of the photo and there are five reels in the pack that are ideal embellishments for your cards.



And please pop over to their website and add your name to their mailing list for the chance to win £100 worth of Ribbons of your choice.

To the prize I have added  6 packs of beautiful  "Bling"  from Want2Scrap  that are Flourishes, Hearts, Gemstones and Swirls.
 
You will also find  7 metres of  different braids  for you to use ... along with some  felt shapes,  charms  and  buckles.
 
There are also some Handmade Butterflies, and  Handmade decorated Hatpins and I have also thrown in two Blenders.... with the  necassary pads.
 
Altogether a good mix of things that you can use to adorn your cards or any project.
 
Over the year your names have become familiar and I now know the people  that visit regularly and leave me comments.
 
I am changing the rules a little so that YOU ... the special people  have a better chance of winning my Give Aways
 
So from now on I would like you to become a follower ...  if you are not already ... and leave me a comment if you want to be in with the chance to "win"
 
Please don't join just to win the prize because it is designed to be a special gift for the regular visitors to the Blog.
 
And as I always ask  please don't add your name more than once ... the duplicates will be removed and that way everybody has the same chance.
 
I hope it doesn't offend anyone ... that is not my intention.  I am just looking to share some pretty things with my followers.
 
If you don't have a Blog just leave the URL box BLANK but add your name and email so that you can be notified if you win.
 
Good Luck xx




94 comments:

  1. A very Happy Birthday, I have so enjoyed following your posts and found loads of wonderful projects and sites to follow. Your give away looks amazing and someone has to be first. Thank you Christina for sharing so much on your blog.

    Wilma x x

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  2. I have been inspired by your blog for several months now & follow using blog reader so I never miss a post. This is the first time I have commented, just keep up the good work.

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  3. It is 9 months for me following your blog. You first inspired me to use spellbinders dies when I found your u tube films and I have been hooked ever since. 7o'clock every morning finds me checking your blog,it's what gets me up and gets me going. Keep up the inspiration and thank you.
    Linda x x x

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  4. Christina you are simply the best!!

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  5. Hi Christina, you are so generous! I love visiting both Card Making MAgic and Flowers, Ribbons & Pearls.. You have so much to inspire us! Thanks for all the hard work with the videos too - and mustn't forget your camera crew. LOL! love from Christine x

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  6. Hello Christina! I wish you all the best in your blogger life. And I hope that you will suprise us with a lot of gorgeous projects :)
    Thank you for opportunity to win some sweets :)
    Greetings from Poland!

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  7. Good morning Christine and a very Happy Birthday to you.
    I did find your blog in it's very early days but then due to 'technical' difficulties, I lost contact. I'm very pleased that over the last few months that has been rectified and I now very much enjoy my daily visit to your so inspirational blog. Thank you for all the tips and ideas etc and here's to another successful 12 months ahead.
    Toni xx

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  8. I'm a beginner and your web site has inspired me so much with my card making. The first several cards I made were from your site - thank you! And you are so generous with this giveaway - good luck everybody!

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  9. Hi Christina - just commented on facebook I couldn't find where to comment here! LOL Found it now. A very Happy Birthday - thank you for all your wonderful inspiration. Best wishes Christine XX

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  10. hello christine
    of from holland I come to congratulate you on your blog
    you have a nice blog come unfailingly
    you make so many beautiful cards and other things
    love jacqueline

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  11. Hello Christina, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    I subscribed to Card-Making Magic on 25 June 2012 and am also a follower on Facebook. I also follow your Blog. I don't have a Blog of my own because I don't know how to create one. Maybe one day when one of my grandchildren are here they may help me. I find your work very inspirational.
    Blessings ... Von

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  12. Happy 1st Birthday Christine, thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous candy, so generous : )
    Looking forward to another year of great videos and posts.

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  13. Happy birthday to you and well diseved on every grate comment you get as your cards your tips and vidioes inspire me and get me thinking what can i do, may you have more birthdays to come x x x x
    AJ

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  14. Happy birthday. I can honestly say my cards have become so much more professional and prettier since I found your website. Still being very much a newbie I even found magazine tutorials quite overwhelming but your video tutorials are fantastic and its lovely how you break down all the jargon into easy to understand language. Whilst I am miles away from your standard I am thoroughly enjoying the journey. Thank you

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  15. Happy 1st. Birthday. Another very generous candy - thank you for the opportunity to win. Hope both you and the "film crew" keep up the good work as all the hints, tips and tutorials are of great help.

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  16. My my that has gone so quick, it doesn,t seem 5 minutes since you started. Well done and Congrats too. xxxx

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  17. Happy Birthday to you.... Happy Birthday to you....
    Congratulations on becoming one year old and what fabulous inspiration you have shared with us all over the past year... Here's to a great and successful future :)

    Hugs
    Debbie xx

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  18. Hello Christina, Happy Blogaversary :) !! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win this candy, and most of all a very big thank you for your great tutorials, which are very much appreciated. xxx

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  19. A beautiful prize Christina it would be a fabulous addition to my stash as i have recently started card making happy birthday x

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  20. Many Happy Birthday wishes Christina and thank you (and Fantastic Ribbons)for your generous give-away You have helped and inspired so many of us with your easy to follow tutorials and ideas and not just with cards or colouring. I think the "Film Crew" need a special mention for all they have done in helping to make your first year such a sucess.
    May you go from strength to strength xXx

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  21. Happy birthday Christina,I first came across you website, card-making-magic, over a year ago and have followed you ever since, your work is amazing and so inspiring, I especially loved the jewellery box saga, thank you for sharing all your knowledge and explaining everything so well :)

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  22. Happy Birthday Christina. I am an avid follower of your blog. I think your cards are wonderful

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  23. Happy Birthday Christina, I have been receiving your video's for over a year now and I absolutely LOVE all your cards and video's. I just receive for Christmas the Spectrum Noir Pens and it was because of your video's which inspired me to give it a try and so far I am loving them. Keep up all the fantastic cards and as always, look forward to your next project.

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  24. Happy Birthday Christina, I am so inspired by all your lovely work. I have been following your video's for a couple of years now and just LOVE all your work. I received the Spectrum Noir pens for Christmas just because your videos were so easy to follow and learn, I absoloutly enjoy the new projects. I have made several versions of your cards for the past couple of years and hope to have many more years of inspiration and great talent.

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  25. Congratulations Christina on your 1st birthday, and what a very generous give away. I can't believe it's been a year already, I have found your blog so helpful and informative, I call by for a read most days, although I must admit I don't always leave you a comment. The colouring tutorials you have videoed have been so helpful to me when I started using alcohol pens, and your videos for putting different papers and card together I loved. I look forward to seeing more of your videos in the future. Keep up the good work. Linda xxxx

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  26. Happy 1st Birthday Christina. Fabulous blog work and candy. Thanks for the chance. I have added you to my sidebar. xx Jan

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  27. Congratulations and happy birthday. I always enjoy visiting your blog here, and I appreciate your offering this lovely birthday present to us, your blog followers. You are a wonderful instructor, and I've learned lots. Here's wishing for another year (plus)!

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  28. Congrats Christina on your 1 year anniversity. How very generous of you to have a beautiful give away. I have enjoyed following you on your trips and seeing your incredible creations. I LOVE the dress forms you have done and the altered jewelry boxes. Plus your amazing use of Spellbinders dies, really you need to apply to their next Design Team call I would love to see you work for them :D

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  29. Happy Birthday Cristina thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous candy, you make so many beautiful cards and other tings.
    Greetings from the Netherlands

    Hugs
    Margriet xx

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  30. Love your Blog Christina. I have learned so much watching your videos since I found you just a few months ago. You are my first stop each day when I get home from work. Congratulations, and keep that creativity coming our way.

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  31. Happy 1st Birthday. Thanks for the inspiration and tutorials, they've been a big help in my card making. Always look forward to seeing what you've created next.

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  32. Happy, happy first birthday, Christina!! I have been so inspired by you and your amazing projects!! You are so sweet to have another giveaway!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. Congratulations on your first birthday! How far you've come in only one year! Thanks for all the wonderful tutorials and pictures. I love visiting your blog daily.

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  34. Happy, Happy Birthday! I found your blog through your videos...You are to inspiring! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us all!

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  35. Happy one year blogaversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are doing so amazing and I have always adored every creation you make. Thanks AGAIN for the chance to win!!!! hugs

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  36. Happy 1st Birthday....You are the reason why I bought Noir markers and I love them....you are such an inspiration to us all....thank you so much for a chance to win...

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  37. Happy Birthday and congratulations Christina. Through your wonderful creations shared with one and all, you have encouraged so many...thank you for a chance to win some goodies. Best wishes from across the miles.

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  38. Happy Birthday Christina, i've only been following your blog recently but an avid student and advocate of your website. Love the work you do and long may it continue. I made the oval 2 card for my daughter's birthday next week and am so proud of it, i think its the nicest card i've made, i can't wait to give it to her but i will give you all the credit as my insperation. in this case i hope you have many more 'happy birthdays'. Love Lorraine T

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  39. Happy Birthday. Awesome and generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Karen B.

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  40. Happy Birthday and Happy Blogging..... here's to many more years :)

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  41. Congratulations on your first birthday Christina. Thank you for sharing so many techniques and projects with us and for giving us the chance to win this fab candy. Pat x

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  42. Happy Birthday and many more.
    I enjoy your videos and inspiration.
    I hop you will follow me back!

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  43. Happy BIRthday.
    I am a follower and also receive your newsletter and looking forward into receiving it for many, many more years to come as I so enjoy your blog which is such an inspriation and enjoy your wonderful tutorials.
    Thank you for this opportunity.
    ColleenB.

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  44. Paula

    Happy Birthday. I read your blog every day. Your website has helped me alot with me cards especially as i have MS.

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  45. Happy Happy 1st Blogaversary!!! This is fabulous Christina, wow just a year! Seems like you have been around forever. Great giveaway. Have a happy Sunday. Hugs, Karon.

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  46. Happy 1st birthday Christina. I love reading your blog! your cards are very inspiring and thanks for all the help and details you give. Clever old you!

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  47. Happy 1st Birthday Christina!!! Whether I win or not, I want you to know that while I don't always get to comment, I am here everyday and so enjoy all of your projects. If I get 50 emails, yours is the first one I open. You have been such a joy & inspiration to me and I have learned so much from you. You have also enabled me tons. LOL! I do thank you for all that you do and hope to see you forever! It is hard to believe you have only been here for 1 year. I was getting your videos on You Tube way before the blog! Big hugs Lori

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  48. I'm a quiet follower. I don't comment very often, but I read regularly! I love your cards, projects & lessons.

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  49. Happy Blogbirthdayday...wow a whole year...althought I've only been with you since November...love the things you do especially the mannequins.....x
    Christine in Darcy

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  50. Yes, Happy 1st Bogaversary to you. I love, love, love your blog, website etc. I love and enjoy following you. What a lovely giveaway! Happy Birthday~

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  51. Hi Christina ..happy anniversary and thank you for giving us a chance to win this fabulous candy

    Anne

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  52. Are you kidding me? Only a year? You have done so much in such a short time. I have learned so much and love seeing what you do. Thanks for all the inspiration and encouragement.

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  53. I have learned so much from you in the last year. I am so glad you started this site and want to wish you a Happy Birthday. Here's hoping you have many more. Thanks for sharing all the neat things and tips.

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  54. Hi Christina,
    I have only just found your blog but am a massive fan of your you tube tutorials, which I think I may have told you once or twice, not stalking you, honestly. Think your tutorials are so easy to follow and your creations are amazing. One very talented lady.
    I'm now a follower too.

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  55. Happy birthday and thanks for the chance to win the great package of even greater things Christina!

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  56. Congratulations Christina your blog and web site are both such an inspiration to me.You deserve all the lovely followers that you have.
    hugs adie

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  57. What a great achievement, congratulations. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. I love your site. I look forward to your posts. They really make my day. Thanks for sharing all you do. Dani

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  59. What an exciting day for you and your followers (us)! Happy 1st birthday--congratulations!! I'll never forget happening upon your blog/websites this past summer. I was so inspired. I had never seen such beautiful handmade cards and such a great teaching technique; you are so gifted. I think I watched all your videos that first week. LOL! Anyway, I am always anxious to see what you're going to come up with next. You keep crafting exciting! Best wishes to you, Christina, and your excellent camera crew. :)

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  60. Happy Birthday To Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls and thank you christina For sharing your tutorials with us all I look so forward to recieving them.
    Faye Baker

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  61. Happy 1st Birthday! I just started my blog, so this is all new to me. But before I even started my blog, I watched your YouTube channel tutorials and your blog for quite awhile. You were my inspiration to plunge forward and break out of my comfort zone! I still tend to 'shy away' when it comes to comments, don't know why.
    Love your talent, and Thank You for being an inspiration to this newbie.
    Cindy W

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  62. Happy 1st anniversary with your blog, I have followed almost since the beginning, I came here from your absolutely wonderful website, where you were my main inspiration in helping me learn card making techniques, I make all my cards now, and refer to your website and this blog all the time. I would like to win your give away, it looks fantastic. But mostly I am glad for the opportunity to say I love your blog. Have a happy day!

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  63. Happy 1st Birthday! I know exactly how excited you are and now that I'm a new follower, I can watch you fly into your 2nd year! Thanks for the chance to participate in winning all those lovely blingy, pretty items.

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  64. Hi Christina. Happy Birthday to you..... and Griff of course. WHAT did we all do without you???? Thanks for all the inspiration you've given over the last year. I think you've become a household name in a LOT of houses in that time. You've certainly given me a lot of enjoyment. Loads of hugs. Lorraine xxxx

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  65. Hi Christina
    your blog and creations are just so inspiring.
    I have only been following you for a short time and cant wait to see what other amazing things you will make.
    Love Claire x

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  66. Happy 1st Birthday Christina! What a fab website and blog, love them both and although I have been cardmaking for a while I have found all of your tutorials wonderful and have been watching and then going and having a go! I particularly found your introduction to Spellbinders helpful as there are so many and it is hard to know where to start and you make it simple!
    Thanks for the opportunity to join in winning all those lovely pretty ribbons and bling!
    ooh I forgot are you selling blending tools yet?
    hugs Christine

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  67. Hi. This is my 3rd attempt to comment (Have no idea how this works!) I also sent an e-mail from your cm-magic site which doesn't seem to have gone through. Just wanted to tell you how much your story has meant to me. It gives me hope. I also adore your cards. I am also a pinky, frilly, lacey and flowery person & can't stop looking at them. Thank you for all your helpful info & for introducing me to spellbinders (little know here in Namibia). I have just ordered my 3rd lot of dies directly from the USA. So, you now even have a fan here in South Western Africa!

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  68. Hi Christina, I hav e been cardmaking for just over a year now and am thoroughly addicted to it. I have been following your blog and visiting your Card Making Magic site for around a year. You are such an inspiration, I have watched all your video tutorials and love trying new techniques. I never miss a day of your blog (get your email everyday) and get excited by whatever project you are going to be doing next. Thanks for all your inspiration and advice and keep adding that bling! :)

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  69. Another beautiful project. Love it and so versatile.

    Karen B.

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  70. Happy 1st Birthday Christina! I love all your projects,videos and cool techniques you so generously share with us all.I've tried many times before to post comments here,without any success-hopefully this time it works!!
    Ann

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  71. Happy bloggy birthday Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls! Thank you Christina for teaching me so much since I found Card Making Magic so long ago. I've been a follower of both for a long time.
    Hugs

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  72. Hi Christina! Happy first Birthday! I have been with you from the beginning. Even, spilling my heart out to you personally!
    I know and knew you'd go far, with a gift like you have....you have to SHINE!
    Hoping you the very best,
    Vicki

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  73. Time goes by so fast doesn`t it.Thanks you very much for all the nice videos you do.Keep up the good work!Brenda

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  74. Oh my... that year's passed so quickly! Congratulations and 'Happy Birthday'. I try to pop in on a daily basis but don't always manage it, but really enjoy catching up on what you've been busy with and your videos are really helpful too. Thanks to your 'Camera Crew' too - he does a grand job!

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  75. Happy 1st birthday! It gives me such joy to check your blog daily and it was by 'accident' that I came to know about Card-making magic and this blog of yours. Indeed, you are such an inspiring and creative artist with wonderful creativity! God bless you for sharing all those beautiful tips and tutorials. Stay blessed! Caroline

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  76. Happy 1st Birthday Christina!
    Love the cards both the pink and the blue.X

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  77. Congratulations , Christina to your blog's first birthday ! I love your spellbinder video's , the cards are all gorgeous ! . All of your video's are, thanks to your talent of bringing them with very understandeble explanation and the good quality - thanks to you're "film crew'

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  78. Happy 1.st birthday, love your blog and your youtubes :-)

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  79. Wow I found your utube videos then your web site. Cardmaking magic. Now a blog as well. I will be learning so much from you. Many thanks and congrat. From down under.

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  80. Happy 1st blog birthday to you and your crew! Love your blog and the web site too. And now a store too, good for you. I M a faithful follower and try to tell others of you often. Would love your input on my blog should you ever like to visit .

    Hugs N keep up all the cool ideas
    Chris Boldovici
    Thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

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  81. Happy first birthday, thanks for all the lovely insoiration, Mary x

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  82. happy first birthday, thanks for all the lovely inspiration Mx

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  83. I love your website....so many beautiful cards! You are my inspiration & I love all that you make! Happy 1st Birthday, Christina! Keep on keeping on!

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  84. Happy 1st birthday,Christina,I love all the cards you make & your blog is so inspiring! Give your Camera Crew a big hug as well,he does a great job!

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  85. Happy birthday to you, heres hoping you have many more :) Love your tutorials they are so helpful to a newbie like me, thank you for sharing and all the very best for the future xx

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  86. I would like to thank you Christina for sharing all your wonderful cards, you have always been an inspiration to me. I love your website, and a very happy first birthday, Christina, keep doing what you are doing. xo

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  87. Hi Christina, I have been away in another state for 4 weeks and am now back in a routine, I missed my regular visits to you via Card Making Magic and Flowers Ribbons and Pearls, I have been inspired for over 12 months now with your fabulous video's and have refered your website to many of my friends, so good luck with the shop and Happy 1st birthday

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  88. Happy Birtsday und alles liebe und gute fuer das 2 Jahr mit den besten Wuenschen Elisabeth aus Wien.

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  89. Happy Birthday Christina. I love your sites. I follow both of them. Thanks for sharing your God given talent. You are a great teacher. Love your tutorials and especially your videos. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  90. Happy Birthday.
    I love your site, your instructions, ideas, everything.
    Well done on opening your shop.

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  91. Good morning Christina. I wish to say happy birthday and many thanks for your wonderful sites. They are a brillant place to lost in and discover all manner of crafting tips. Your tut and tips have helped me immensely. MANY THANKS.

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  92. Hi,
    Why does my name have an x by it? thank you! Dani

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  93. I would like to be in for the contest but not wure I have done everything right. I am a blog follower but don't see my comment posted or name under the list. What am I doing wrong? Happy first birthday. I am sure you have blessed many people world wide with your cards, and lessons. God Bless You Mickey

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  94. First timer and I'm not sure how to add my name to the list either but no matter
    I just wanted you to know how much I love your tutorials and tips
    I have had a go at some of them and will try
    To figure how to send you pics of them I am so pleased with the
    When you said you're going to Manchester I do hope it's to the show as I'm
    Going to may get to meet you Christina Thanks again
    Viv. viv007@icloud.com
    Xx

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