Monday, September 10, 2012

Mega Giveaway - 30 De Cor's Wire Jewelry Tutorials

By on Monday, September 10, 2012 117 Comments

I first stumbled on Corra Liew of Malaysia's jewelry back in 2008 when she had been working with wire for only a year.  But what a year that must have been because she went from utter beginner to a wire jewelry virtuoso.  And she started off with  hard-to-manipulate stainless steel wire to boot! She had just completed her first ever jewelry tutorial.


Her lovely Chinese Wire Knotted Pipa Love Knot Earrings (shown above) from her site, De Cor's Handmade Jewelry, was the design that first caught my attention.  Corra was the very first person I know to translate an ancient Chinese cord knot into wire to great effect!

Corra went on to create other innovative designs. Her site shows various pipa styles and other wire knots.  One of my favorites is her Secret Treasury pendant tutorial (below) which is based on another old Chinese button knot design. This one is at the advanced level.



One of her pretty designs rated at the beginner level is the Snowflakes earrings based on her love knot design.  Corra says there are only 13 steps to making this pair. The pearls really do add a touch of elegance!


It's not just Chinese knots that inspire her but Celtic ones too. Below is her intermediate level Celtic Knot pendant tutorial.


I also love some of her more contemporary designs like her Serena Flower stud earrings.


Her designs are all delicate and on the smaller side which is a personal design preference of hers.

Giveaway
Here is a fabulous chance for 6 readers to win 5 each of any of her tutorials!  Please also note that Corra is also currently running a 50% off promotion on her site ! Corra explained,“ It`s my birthday month, I am happy if I could put a smile on another`s face.“  This is indeed a very generous offering. That's why I called it the Mega Giveaway!

If you wish to try your luck please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Subscribers need to click on the post title to come to my actual blog. Scroll down and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank. Please leave an email at the very least so I can contact you easily if you win.

This giveaway is international.

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower et . If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments.

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, September 17, 2012. I will pick the winners randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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117 comments:

  1. Talk about awesome and so complicated looking love the celtic design.

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  2. I love those designs...Especially the her earrings they are to die for and it is so great she offers tutorials. As I have only been wireworking since Febuary and took an 8 week class in wire working and haven't looked back. I love trying new things and i like making new designs...It would be awesome if I won but I am telling you I will be saving her website so I can buy some great tutorials and Thankyou. oh here is my email j.m.platt83@gmail.com should i be lucky enough to win.

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  3. 23Lovely models !

    voltzia@gmail.com

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  4. Happy Birthday Corra and thank you both for this awesome giveaway. The jewelry is gorgeous, what talent. Would love to try my hand at it.

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  5. Oh! Oh! Me! Me! I wanna win something! =D

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  6. What a great give away and the items are fantastic! So beautiful.

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  7. Another awesome giveaway! Thank you!

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  8. Talk about convergence. I just got a book out of the library on making knots so I could try them in jewellery. The tutorials look much easier.

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  9. Strangely, I saw the chinese knot being used to make a pendant today. The tutorials look really good and I am always open to learning a new technique. Happy birthday to Cora and thank you for such a generous giveaway.

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  10. I started with the Secret Treasury pendant tutorial and have started working my way backwards through the difficulty levels :) Thanks for sharing this!

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  11. Yes, others have tried it since using the known cord tutorials but Corra is the very first person to do so and do it well.

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  12. I like the way she translates ancient techniques into wire creations & adds her own style. The variety of techniques & skill levels of her designs yield something for everyone. I love that she is creating tutorials so others can learn & expand their repertoires....Please pick me as a winner!

    via Facebook

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  13. Corra's designs are beautiful! happy birthday Corra!

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  14. I love Corra's designs and hope I would have enough skill to accomplish that beautiful Celtic knot pendant. I am a follower of the blog, facebook and twitter. I can't get enough of these wonderful posts! toofancyjewelry@gmail.com

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  15. Happy Birthday Cora and thank you for this giveaway. What an opportunity.

    CisrayDesigns@yahoo.com
    www.cisraydesigns.etsy.com

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  16. These are lovely designs! Please enter me in the giveaway.

    http://www.fineartgraphiteportraits.com/p/contact-me.html

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  17. The pieces are really beautiful...they dont look like wire but like thread...thanks for a great giveaway

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  18. I follow you on GFC and Facebook

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  19. Absolutely stunning pieces! Thank you for the wonderful "Give Away"!! I have also shared this on my Facebook page:

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wrapped-Up-In-Magic/145456948869148

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  20. Lovely jewelry! I would love a chance to win the tutorials!!

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  21. Great designs. I would love to learn how to do that.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Google Reder subscribe.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Love all of these designs!
    roxstaw@gmail.com

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  24. Oh, please pick me! I follow your blog and facebook! Thank you!

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  25. Corra Liew's work is exquisite. Pick me, too, please!

    via Facebook

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  26. WOWzers!!! This is an UNBELIEVABLE Giveaway from a truly talented artist. Wishing Corra the HAPPIEST of Birthdays, and LOVING the kind and giving nature she has!!!
    I follow on Facebook and Twitter and doing a SHOUT OUT on my Facebook page and my Blog!!
    And of course to PEARL...YOU ROC/<!!!
    Donna Arena
    ItzMeDonnaOK@yahoo.com

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  27. I love Cora's jewelry and have a number of her tutorials already. I'd love to have more, though!
    I subscribe to your blog and also follow on Facebook and Twitter. Shared on FB, Twitter and G+!

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  28. These are beautiful :)
    I want to enter the giveaway, I also faollow you on facebook!

    my e-mail is:

    elisucciola.l@hotmail.it

    thank you :

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  29. These are awesome! :)
    I want to enter the giveaway, my e-mail is:

    elisucciola.l@hotmail.it

    I also follow you on Facebook,
    thank you :D

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  30. beautifyl gf you do wonderful work Happy bday
    lol jennysdesigns

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  31. happy b dsy great work really impressed

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  32. I have been following Corra's work for some time now and this is an amazing giveaway!

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  33. I'm also a blog subscriber and a Facebook follower.

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  34. Many more happy returns of the day to Corra :) Her work has been inspiring and motivating me from the time I stumbled upon it. It's my dream to create such outstanding jewelry sometime in the near future. Would feel on top of the world if I were to win this unbelievably generous giveaway. Thanks a ton for offering this.

    I have been following your blog for a very long time. I subscribe to your posts thro' email and facebook. It is my everyday dose of inspiration :) LOVE IT!!!

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  35. I have been intrigued by Corra's work since the beginning. I have bought one of her tutorials and I must say that they are very well done.
    Very clear step by step photo's and directions.

    I would love to have the opportunity to win some more.

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  36. Sign me up for this awesome giveaway!
    mlb_bowman@yahoo.com

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  37. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you to Cora, and to you, Pearl, for such generosity.
    I am a blog follower, and FB.
    I really would love to become much better at wirework, and Cora's pieces are stunning!

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  38. This is a wonderful opportunity. Thank you. De Cor'd designs are timeless. I'd be honored to win. I follow your blog and am a FB fan.

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  39. De Cor'd designs are fabulous! I would be so happy and grateful to win some of her tutorials! I can see her tutes could greatly enhance and improve my wire work!

    zanc@att.net

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  40. Lovely designs! I'd love to learn her special techniques...I've never seen anything quite so special! Thank you for the opportunity to win the tutorials! <3

    roxannenapolitano@gmail.com

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  41. Lovely designs! I'd love to learn these very special techniques from Corra's tutorials...what a generous giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win these marvelous tutorials!!
    roxannenapolitano@gmail.com

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  42. Oh what an abundance of gorgeous designs! I'd be honored to be one of the lucky recipients of the tutorials.....Happy Birthday and thanks for the chance to be part of this event!
    leedesigns@yahoo.com

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  43. I do love her designs too! What a lovely giveaway :)

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  44. What beautiful work. I would love town these tutorials! Dancingdogdesign@comcast.net

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  45. OOOOhhhh...Pick Me...Pick Me....I want to learn something new,pick me. Can you see me raising hand.

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  46. What a wonderful birthday giveaway! Thanks!!

    ~Darci
    rileypark2@gmail.com

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  47. I subscribe via email.

    rileypark2@gmail.com

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  48. Love all of those!
    So I shared this on FB (where I am also a follower!), on G+ (just added you to my circles as well!), and I am a blog subscriber :) so that makes it what - 6 slots to win? ;)))

    xoxo, annabel

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  49. Love, love, love, Corra's work! Thnaks for sharing

    victoria_farrell(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. Pick me, pick me! I love Corra's work! I am also signing up to follow your blog. catnpr@aol.com

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  51. Beautiful designs, fantastic techniques and I'd love to win the tutorials. My email address is myhouse40@hotmail.co.uk.

    Happy Birthday Cora, I hope you have a wonderful celebration.

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  52. Me wants! And I also follow you on FB and Twitter!

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  53. Talk about being talented! Please toss my name in the hat.

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  54. I follow you on FB as Shaiha Williams

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  55. I follow you thru GFC as Shaiha

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  56. I shared on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/BeadSoupCafe/permalink/480267625331416/

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  57. I tweeted :)

    https://twitter.com/Shaiha_/status/245311306750631937

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  58. Oh and I follow you on twitter

    Shaiha_

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  59. Gorgeous designs!! I would love to learn all of them!!

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  60. Wonderful giveaway, thanks, and happy birthday!
    I follow on Google reader and shared on Twitter.

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  61. Happy Birthday Cora, all the best for you and thank you for this giveaway. What an opportunity. All your designs are amazing!!
    Rita
    ritagarcia819@gmail.com

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  62. Corra's work is stunning, I am not sure that I could do it justice but I would love to give her designs a try!
    I have never won anything before so these tutorials would be a great start! I am a subscriber to this blog so that should help.

    efmalins@gmail.com

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  63. I think all the designs are terrific but I especially like the celtic one.

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  64. This is such a fabulous giveaway!!Happy B-Day to Corra and thanks Pearl for hosting!!
    Love ya on FB-Sharon Siqueiros
    Twitter-@SharonSiqueiros
    Pinterest-Sharon Siqueiros
    Shared on G+-Sharon Siqueiros
    Sub via email-lunrei@yahoo.com
    Thanks again sweetie!

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  65. Happy Birthday Corra! and thank you Pearl for making this mega giveaway possible. So happy I read my emails today. Corra is one of my all time favorite designers and I'd very much like to try to make some of her magnificent wire work pieces.

    ddj0195 at Yahoo dot com

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  66. I'd love a chance to win her tutorials.

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  67. I follow your blog. http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

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  68. I follow you on twitter. http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

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  69. I 'like' you on facebook. KayzKreationz or Kay Thomerson

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  70. Just tweeted about her great work and the giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/245350096718417920

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  71. I love Cora's work. I was first introduced to Cora and her work on the About.com jewelry forum a few years ago and would love to have some of her tutorials. I found this as a subscriber to your blog.
    Happy birthday Cora!
    Linda
    birdfarm @ comcast . net

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  72. Such a generous way to celebrate her birthday! I have admired her tutorials for some time now, and I would just die from excitement if I won. Fingers crossed!!

    I also follow this blog and follow you on twitter.

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  73. Oh! This is wonderful! I have always admired Cora's creation. Her work inspired me to learn chinese knots started with strings and then wire.

    I follow on Facebook and Google and shared in Facebook.

    Catherine

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catz-Handmade/138193206192552?v=wall

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  74. I would love the chance to try some of the tutorials. I am intrigued by the unique and beautiful designs.

    via Facebook

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  75. Great giveaway. Thank you :)
    An e-mail subscriber.
    I follow on FB as LitTle BiRd.
    I follow on twitter as @LitBir
    monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

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  76. Stunning wirework! Must practice...

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  77. I have been following, "De Cor's Handmade Jewelry" for over a year now. I love the lines , the simplicity and the beauty of Corra's designs. Happy birthday Corra, and thank for this great giveaway!

    m-manola@otenet.gr

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  78. I am a blog sucsriber.

    m-manola@otenet.gr

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  79. Also a fb fan.

    m-manola@otenet.gr

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  80. Just shared on fb :
    https://www.facebook.com/maria.manola.758

    m-manola@otenet.gr

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  81. I just registered the her website and download a free tutorial. Looking forward for the free tutorials from this draw. I'm your blog follower. Thank you.

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  82. 3I would LOVE to have some of this beautiful jewelry! I love how all this jewelry looks so dainty and dresses up an outfit!
    jillshope@yahoo.com

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  83. What wonderful jewelry!! I love wire, and it would be so awesome to have some tutorials so I can hone my beginner's skills into something more!!

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  84. Gorgeous Designs!!!

    jeannesprague@hotmail.com

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  85. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity - I am a blog subscriber and a facebook follower.

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  86. I'm not sure if this is the place to leave a comment for this giveaway but hopefully it is. In the past I have purchased a couple of her tutorials and they are very well written. I would love to get more!
    smcmanus2@me.com

    via Google+

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  87. Pearl, love your blog and already follow.
    I would love to try my hand at some of these.
    tinaholden1@gmail.com

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  88. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/barleecreations/status/245739002991366144

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  89. Beautiful wire work! I would love to see how it is done by winning one of her tutorials!

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  90. I love her designs! Would love to win some of her tutorials! Thanks for the chance!

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  91. Thank You for the giveaway:-) I love your blog, and love sharing your posts. Corra Liew's work is exquisite, and I have admired for a while. I SUBSCRIBED to her blog, tweeted, shared on facebook, and LIKED the tutorials that caught my eye. CarmenWJones.Facebook.com

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  92. Been subcribed here for a while:-) subscribed to Corra Liew, shared and tweeted. thanks!

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  93. What a great opportunity!!
    It's my birthday month, too.

    Good luck to all
    Dawn McCreary
    loildf@gmail.com

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  94. A very generouse donation. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Bea
    b_morris@shaw.ca

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  95. like like like ! on facebook too ! nice work . I admire you for a long time.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephanie/194550373922403

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  96. like like like http://stephaniebijuterii.blogspot.ro/

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  97. like like like. on facebook too-stefaniadumanoiu http://stephaniebijuterii.blogspot.ro/. And a article on my blog .

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  98. What a fantastic giveaway book :) I have several pieces that would match nicely with some of these designs. My blog is:
    http://my.greasy.com/hennaladykim/ and I will give a shout out on Facebook as well, Thanks!!
    Hennaladykim

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  99. can u delete some of my comments because i had a probl with my computer and i posted many times until he worked.stephanie

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  100. No problem! I just don't count duplicates like that ;-)

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  101. Very cool, please enter me!

    Pestkaj (at) yahoo dot com



    Oh and subscribe on yahoo rss

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  102. Beautiful work Corra and a lovely message too. I want to enter too..

    maria-nc@live.com

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  103. Congrats to all the winners! Please note, the 50% off my tutorials are still going on, you receive further 20% discount should you check out 3 items or more (T&C applies) at http://de-cors.com. :) Hope you have fun!

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  104. Happy Birthday Corra your designs are beautiful. I've purchased some of your tutorials and am back for more. Have a great life.

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