Dec 6, 2017

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

So happy to be part of the tremendously talented Taheerah Atchia's Advent Calendar Extravaganza this year! (Prize info at the end).




The Advent Calendar Extravaganza is "the" festive event of the season. This "hop with a twist" was dreamed up by Taheera Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests -- each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you'll never know where you're going to be visiting next until you "open the door"!


And that's not all! 

With 25 amazing sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!


Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

Taheerah asked me to use products from my stash of Flora & Fauna stamps.  Since they are among my favorites, I was happy to say yes. I ended up making a Christmas and a birthday card.

I made this cute card way back in early October before surgery. I hope it will warm the recipient's heart. Love these penguins and sentiment from Flora & Fauna's Cozy Cuddles Penguin





Simply stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. Hand cut a little banner for the sentiment.

And then I needed a birthday card the other day, so I made this quick, very CAS card. Love getting back to stamping.






Stamps from Flora & Fauna's Birthday Set and Texture Two. Colored that little bird with pencils and Copic marker. Paper strip from Altenew. 

PRIZES!

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win!

Today’s prize is generously supplied by Flora & Fauna, so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on December 31, 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from December 1st-25th inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! 


MOOD WHEN DONE: Happy!

164 comments:

  1. So quirky and cool, love them both!

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  2. What a fun card with those cute Penguins aligned like a tree.
    And your cas-card is just lovely.

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  3. I love your penguin tree! They are so cute and cozy!

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  4. I love birds, all birds, and penguins, too! Your penguin
    tree is so cute & genius, too. And the CAS card is THE
    sweetest. Love it!

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  5. Love your penguin card Joan AND your birthday card. So happy for you that you are able to get back to doing what you enjoy. (Very smart to get your Christmas cards done pre-surgery.)

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  6. Super minimalist and adorable! Just love the little bird <3.

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  7. Loving the cute penguins & their smiley faces, your CAS birthday card is adorable with the colours you used x

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  8. Beautiful creations :) I love the cute penguins and the birdie card is perfectly CAS!

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  9. Making a tree out of penquins = adorable!

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  10. I am such a softie for little birds. Love your cards!

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  11. So cute! I'm obsessed with penguins right now!

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  12. Both cards are cute! I love the penguins in the shape of a tree.

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  13. Great cards....absolutely love the penguins! Cheers.

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  14. So clever and fun, beautiful cards! I love the penguin tree and the sweet lil’ birthday bird is adorable too.

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  15. Great job putting the Penguins in the shape of a tree!!

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  16. Your penguins have certainly warmed my heart; so sweet in their cozy scarves. Your little birthday bird is darling as the star-of-the-stage! Fabulous showcases of this new-to-me company! Mood after visiting your blog: super happy!
    Hugs~carol

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  17. Love those little green hats on the penguins! Cute card!

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  18. Adorable! Love the penguin pyramid.

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  19. Great cards and love the penguins!

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  20. Your cards are so adorable, that penguin is way to cute and love the cas card also ths. Tracey Magner

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  21. both cards so cute - glad you are back to stamping Joan!

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  22. These are such great clean and simple cards! Can't wait to try these!

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  23. What a neat and fun idea!! The penguins are really cute!!

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  24. Love the adorable penguins 🐧 and the Birthday Card is super tweet! TFS!

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  25. Sweet cards! Love the penguin Christmas tree design!

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  26. I like your simple style! It catches the eye!

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  27. Those penguins look like they need warm hugs too. Great CAS cards.

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  28. Fun design with all those cute penguins. Glad to see you a part of this extravaganza!Stay well and happy!

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  29. Very cute cards! Thanks for participating in this fun event!!

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  30. These are beautiful cards. I wasn't familiar with Flora and Fauna before today, but I really like how they do birds. I would definitely cuddle with those penguins, and the little happy birthday bird is adorable. And what a good idea to adhere it slightly askew to give it just a little more interest. I'm always impressed when people can make that look intentional; mine always just look confused when I try it. Thanks for the inspiration and participating in Taheerah's advent calendar!

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  31. I had not heard of this company before. Thank you for the introduction. I love your colors, pattern, and designs. Just love them. Happy Holidays!

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  32. I LOVE these cards!! Super cute penguin tree!!!

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  33. Oh, cute, cute cards. Love them both. So clever to create a penguin tree! :)

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  34. Those cards are both sweet and simple - sure to bring a smile!

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  35. Both are lovely! The little Christmas tree of penguins is quirky and sweet.

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  36. So cute! Love the birdie bd card for a quickie to make!

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  37. Super cute cards!! Especially love the penguin tree!!

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  38. Those little penguins are adorable!

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  39. Fun and happy penquin card, but Oh so cute Birthday card !!

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  40. Love the tree of penguins.
    thanks for sharing.

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  41. Your penguin pyramid is just darling! And that sweet little bird on the birthday card is so cute.

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  42. Omgoodness,I just adore the second card.simple yet fun

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  43. Love the penguin tree, Joan!! The addition of the sentiment is so perfectly placed. Hope you are doing well and recovering nicely from your surgery.

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  44. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Aww these are sweet! Love your penguins! :)

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  46. lovely card ideas. Love the pengins stacked. Yes, I am sure they will brighten someones day

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  47. Two adorable cards! I love Flora and Fauna stamps! I hope that you are making a good recovery from your surgery.

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  48. They both are lovely and sweet cards. I hope you are getting well quickly!

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  49. Just love the quick simple cards! Always need when you seem to forget at last minute. ;)

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  50. Love the birdie card... so easy to adapt with other images & occasions...

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  51. Cuddles the penguin is a happy way to make a tree!

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  52. Very cute cards, simple but colorful!

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  53. Both of these cards look like they were a joy to make!

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  54. Eeeep! Love that pyramid penguin card. So cute.

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  55. Great cards! Love the simplicity of them!

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  56. Very cute Christmas tree made of penguins...fun and clean Bday card.

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  57. Both of your cards are lovely. the birdie birthday card is neat - nice to see something other than a Christmas card at this time of the year.

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  58. Love the penguins!! I also love the simplicity of the birthday card!

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  59. Your cards are beautiful! I Love birds, especially penguins. And your birthday card is a very cool design with that color strip at the bottom. Thanks!

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  60. both of your cards are VERY CUTE! Love both of them!

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  61. Both cards are so adorable. Thanks for sharing...

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  62. So glad to see you back to stamping, Joan! I love both CAS designs and the fun Flora and Fauna images.

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  63. Yay for you stamping again! These are FABulous.

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  64. Sweet cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  65. These are so cute! The penguin tree is so clever. Love the colourful yet clean design of the birdie card.

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  66. CAS and cute and fun! perfect!

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  67. Two fun CAS designs! Thanks for the clever ideas, Joan :-)

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  68. Those penguins are delicious. Have just loved the simplicity of design in these cards. Need to keep this company in mind.

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  69. Super cute cards - love the penguins and the bird.

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  70. Very cute cards! Love the darling penguins all cuddled up in their cold weather gear.

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  71. Your cards are fabulous--both of them!

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  72. Your two cards are so cute! The way you stacked the penguins is a great idea and the little Birthday bird is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  73. Darling cards! The
    penguin tree is cute
    and I love the little
    birdie card.
    Carla from Utah

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  74. Very cute cards. Love your design.
    Tess

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  75. So stylish - simple yet eautifully executed .

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  76. Love the little birdy birthday card! So simple yet beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  77. Clever designs and so effective! These cards put a big smile on my face. Thanks for participating in the Hop.

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  78. Such cute cards! Love your stacked penguin tree and the simple birthday card!

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  79. Love those penguins and the sweet little bird. Great cards

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  80. Love both the cards. The stacked penguins are adorable. And I love the simplicity of the birthday card.

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  81. It's wonderful to see you stamping, Joan, and double wonderful to see these two clever and cute cards! You make those penguins look so easy and they sure do fill up the card with adorableness and fun!

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  82. Adorable cards! Love the “tree” of penguins and pop of color on the bird card.

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  83. those penguins are so cute, I love how you stacked them up like a tree!

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  84. These cards are really cute! I love the little tower of penguins!

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  85. Hi Joan,

    These are adorable penguins in the configuration of a Christmas tree!! How creative!!

    And that sweet little bird wishing a Happy Birthday is just adorable.

    Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

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  86. Love both cards, Joan! They are so adorable and sweet.

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  87. A penguin Christmas tree, what an adorable idea and a beautiful card !!!!

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  88. Cute cards - love love love the penguins! TFS Joan!

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  89. Adorable penguins and bird. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  90. Adorable cards -- I adore the penguin one!

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  91. Sweet cards! I especially like the penguin card! Sharp! Happy holidays!

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  92. Love your penguin tree & the cute bird card is wonderful!

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  93. Cute Cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  94. Sweet cards - love the penguin tree.

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  95. Really cute cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  96. The penguins are so cute and I also love the cute birdie card.

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  97. I love the idea of your Penguin Christmas tree! and the sweet birdie is awesome!

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  98. Love your cute cards. They are my favorite of all the whimsical cards I have seen on this hop.

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  99. Gah! I just love these CAS designs!

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  100. The penguin pyramid is fabulous! Love the simplicity of the birthday card. :)

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  101. Adorable cards, I love the penguin tree!

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  102. Talk about CUTE! Love those penguins!

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  103. Sweet birdies!!!! The penguins are so cute!

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  104. Love the little penguin tree! (At least that's what it makes me think of!) :)

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  105. oh what fun designs. luv the simplicity of the bird card!

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  106. These animals are sprinkled with cuteness. Great cards.

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  107. Love the penguins such a cute idea! Great cards!

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  108. A penguin tree and a chirpy little bird! What's not to LOVE??

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  109. Oh my goodness...oh my goodness!!! These are TOOOOO CUTE!!!!!! Really stinkin' adorable!! Love it.

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  110. I am totally in love with your penguin card! So clever!!

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  111. My nephew loves penguins. He has always loved penguins ever since he saw The Penguins of Madagascar. He would love this card. I love it too. Your second card, the birthday card, is so simple and colorful on the bottom of the card. It's something I never would have thought to do but I'd like to try it. I don't have a bird stamp like that but I could do something similar. Thanks for showing us your cute card and for giving us the chance to win something. Off to the next stop on the Calender.

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  112. The penguins are cute, but that birthday card... I wish I could do CAS cards as lovely!

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  113. Really cute designs!!!!! Love the penguins

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  114. I love the penguin-filed tree. Super fun design! The sentiment is perfect.

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  115. Note to self: don't be afraid of some white space! The birthday card proves it, although there is still a fair amount on the Christmas card. Sometimes simple is all it needs! Thank you so much. Your cards are at the top of my list of things to copy!!!

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  116. The penguin-tree is so adorable ! margessw@icloud.com

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  117. Penguins were a favorite of my cousin. I lost her this year so I think I should try this for her daughter.

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  118. Love your penguin "tree" and the simplicity of your b'day card...sweet birdie!

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  119. More cute penguins! Your little birdy is cute too.

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  120. I like the clean and simple look of your cards!

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  121. So much fun! I absolutely adore the perch you created for your little bird to sit on. Clean, simple and fresh perfection on the two cards!

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  122. I love your cute and playful cards.

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  123. Colourful, clean and simple = ❤️

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  124. Glad that stamping improved you mood. The "tree" of penguins is adorable. I'd be happy after making that card, as well.

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  125. I love your cards! Such a clean, graphic style! That penguin tree rocks!

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  126. Great card, so clean and simple and striking.

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  127. Oh my gosh, these cards are too precious!! Love them!

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  128. What a great card with those fabulous Penguins aligned like a tree. I love your little birdie!

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  129. I love the clean and simple birthday card but the set of cheeky penguins is so cute. Thankyou for sharing your talent with us xx 🎅 xx

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