Saturday, 15 May 2010

Allsorts Birthday Challenge Week 52

Happy Saturday everyone..........Brenda here and I can tell you that we are so excited here at Allsorts this week as we have reason to celebrate big time because it's our Birthday...........................yes, we really are one year old, my how that time has flown.

So naturally we could not let such a momentous occasion pass without some celebrations and have lots of special things planned and really hope you will all join in........after all, without all your fantastic support throughout the year we could not have achieved such a wonderful following and become firmly established as such a popular challenge blog and according to Wikipedia's recent listing Allsorts comes up second on the list which you can check out here: http://www.wikio.co.uk/blogs/top/crafts

And we also want to say a huge thank you to our fabulous sponsors, you all play such an important part in our weekly challenges by offering our winners such super prizes every week.

So what do we have lined up for you ? A Blog Hop as well as the weekly challenge. First of all the challenge which is as you might expect has the theme:

"Birthdays"

As always, your entry can be anything you have created yourself as long as it has a Birthday feel to it.

We have a first and second challenge prize this week, the first for this weeks lucky winner has been donated by Sir Stampalot who were our very first sponsors and have continued to support us through the year. The rather special prize on offer from them is a Heritage Glimmer Mist Kit.


And the second fabulous prize is donated by another of our regular sponsors DigiStamp Boutique

They are offering the lucky winner four images a month for six months, wow how fantastic is that. Sally-Ann has some wonderful images and says "We offer a range of simple and trendy digital image stamps for all your card-making projects". So the winner will be able to go select their images and keep right up to date with the new images as they become available. Sir Stampalot have a spacious shop in Peterborough and also run an on-line store where speed of delivery is second to non. They stock products and stamps from all the major craft companies including a huge selection of Penny Black stamps which brings me on nicely to the next piece of news.............

.........we are thrilled to announce that Penny Black.......yes that US company who produce some of the most wonderful stamps........are providing some of their super stamps as the prize for one of the blog hop stops that just happens to be their very own blog and where our guest designer for May, Elizabeth who we introduced last week, displays some of her wonderful artwork. You can sign up at the Penny Black website to be one of the first to hear about their new products and news.

So on to our blog hop, I'll try and keep it simple. You'll get two clues to start you off, leave a comment here to let us know you have visited us, then you need to visit each of the DT blogs listed, leave each one a comment, collect a letter from each of their blogs......you will have ten in total, arrange them into three words and mail your answer to me brenda@ibas.co.uk . Each DT will tell you where you should have arrived from and where you need to go next, but if you get lost just pop back here where everyone is listed.

There will be a prize of a set of Penny Black stamps for the winner selected by Random Org., from all the correct answers I receive which if also being kindly provided by Sir Stampaot.

In addition a winner will be selected by the same method from those leaving comments at each blog along the hop, those prizes are being donated by the DT members themselves.

Have fun and here's your first clues:

- N - / - - - - / - L -

Now you need to visit:


As it's all a bit busy on this post and we don't want to distract you for the job in hand, so for just for this one week you will find the DT artwork on their own blogs instead of here, but next week it will be all back to normal.

*****Edited to add...............Please can we ask your entries for the challenge are new projects as some entries are being linked from posts before this challenge went live. We want to make this fair on those entries which have been made especially for this challenge so if we feel the project does not qualify they will not be entered into the main draw or the DT draws thank you... *****

108 comments:

  1. Hi Girls ..congratulations on your !st Birthday Many Happy Retuns...I'll be posting my card a bit later...
    Hugs
    Jan..xx

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  2. Woooo, Happy Birthday!!!! This is all very exciting - will be back later to post my card.
    Hugs
    Peri xx

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  3. Happy Birthday!!! A year already my doesn't time fly. Great cards by all of the DT. Need to finish mine then will post later

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  4. Congrats on your first birthday - is it really only one year???? Off to hop now - love a good hop.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  5. Congrats on the challenge birthday!

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  6. A year already, Happy Birthday!

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  7. ich war leider etwas schnell und hab das Falsche verlinkt...könnt ihr die 6(meinen ersten Beitrag) bitte löschen? Danke!!

    Herzlichen glückwunsch euch!!

    lg
    Veronika

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  8. Congrats ladies on your first birthdya. I have linked a card and will be back later to go hopping !! :-)
    Pauline x

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  9. Can't wait to get hopping!! Happy Birthday. Caroline x

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  10. Congratulations on your 1st Birthday and look forward to may more.

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  11. Thanks for the great challenge! I'm off for a hop:)

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  12. Happy Birthday, WOW it doesn't feel like a year!!! Thanks for all the hard work, Hazelxox

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  13. Happy Birthday everyone, I feel you have been here forever, my how time flies.Congratulations on such a successful challenge blog. Here's to many more Birthdays.
    Hugs Suzi xx

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  14. Cheers...to many more birthdays. Love this blog and the challenges even though I don't get to "play" much. Keep up the excellent work!

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  15. ooh...happt birthday...this is so exciting...something to cheer me up when I'm at work..(lunch break)

    fi
    x

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  16. Happy Birthday, gorgeous DT cards as always, sue,x

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  17. Woo hoo happy birthday :-) I have posted a card via Mr Linky and am now just off to start my hop :-) Thanks for so many chances to win
    Hugs
    pauline x

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  18. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [15 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  19. Yeaayy, Happy Birthday Allsorts! Posted my card now I'm off hopping!

    Nicki, xx

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  20. Happy Birthday. Thanks for the blog hop---should be fun, and there are such fab prizes!

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  21. congratulations on your first birthday..Allsorts was the blog that tempted me to have the courage to create my very first challenge and i even made the top 3 so you are always in my heart hugs janet

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  22. Happy 1st Birthday!! I enjoyed making the card and posted it with Mr Linky! Now setting off on the Blog Hop!!

    :-)

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  23. happy birthday allsorts...hope to be back soon with my card and to join in the fun blog hop...big hugs kath xxx

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  24. What fun! Happy Birthday, Allsorts! Off to hop, be back later! x

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  25. Great challenge blog and nicely done for your first year!! Congratulations on your first birthday! Thanks for a wonderful challenge this week.

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  26. Happy Birthday, my, you're 1 year old already!

    Just off to join in the blog hop!

    Keryn x

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  27. Happy Birthday!!! Off to join in on the fun!

    ~Courtney~

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  28. Congrats on your first birthday and thanks for another fabulous challenge. My entry is with Mr Linky, and now I am off to follow the blog hop.
    Caroline xxx

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  29. Happy 1st Birthday Allsorts! I have entered my card using Mr Linky and am now off to do the blog hop.

    Lisa x

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  30. Hi girls Happy Birthday and well done on the Wikipedia listing.. you deserve it :) It's been some time since I did a blog hop but I couldn't resist this one .. I'm off to hop and then to do my Birthday Card he he... hugs xxx

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  31. Happy Birthday to Allsorts. You are definitely one of my most favorite challenge blogs. I'm so happy I actually have the time to participate in the blog hop...so I'm off to hop.

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  32. hi
    happy birthday to you .great challenge,off to see the dt projects now,could you please ignore link 31 i put the wrong entry in ,my proper entry is no 32 .thanks alot
    lalkygirl x x

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  33. happy birthday, Allsorts!
    What an exciting day ... ooh, this is going to be so much fun ...

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  34. Happy Birthday Allsorts! I've just linked my card, so I'm off to get a cuppa and go hopping!
    :o)

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  35. Happy Birthday.....I have really enjoyed doing some of the challenges along the way....

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  36. Biggest congrats to the one year old!!!
    Thank you for this fun hop and the shot of winning!! I´m of to the hop now!!
    Hugs Lina

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  37. Happy birthday!!!! Now I'm of to blog hop and see all of your wonderful creations.

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  38. Hi
    Happy 1st Birthday... I have posted my card with Mr Linky and really enjoyed the blog hop looking at all the smashing cards. Thanks Diane x

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  39. Happy Birthday, and this is my first visit, so am glad to have a chance to do the hop and work on the challenge.....

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  40. Happy Birthday, still have to post my card, but will have it on here, hopefully by tomorrow.....

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  41. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the wonderful challenge. The DT's cards were awesome!

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  42. Happy 1st Birthday and many more to come!! Fun challenge and fun hop as well!!

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  43. I love to make cards for birthdays - they are so much fun! This week my card is for my little sister who is turning one years old! Have a blessed weekend!

    Love
    Kelly-Anne

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  44. Will make my card later on today, but off to start the blog hop now. Well done & Happy Birthday!!!

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  45. Happy birthday , what a fab way to start a sunday morning!

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  46. Congratulations on your first birthday ladies!
    Am looking forward to your birthday challenge.
    I'm off to the blog hop now. Where I am in B.C. Canada it's 12:46am Sunday but I'm still going to start the blog hop, LOL!
    Have a great day
    hugs, Valerie

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  47. Happy birthday. I'm off to hop now!

    Nikki x

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  48. Happy Birthday Allsorts, have really loved joining in your challenges over the last year, heres to many more! love and hugs Heidi xx

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  49. Happy Birthday Allsorts Chall. blog.. thanks DT girlies for a great year hope theres many more to come..fab blog hop thanks for the chance to win some candy..

    Hugs Christine xx

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  50. wow....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! fab prizes up for grabs..thankyou. hope you have many more Birthdays,ok i am hoping off, hugs carol x

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  51. 當身處逆境時,要能忍一時之氣,吃一時之苦,並及早確立自己的目標,總有一天,你會嘗到那甘美的果實。........................................

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  52. Happy B.Day Allsorts Gang!! Off on my first ever blog hop...goodness knows where I'll end up or what word I'll come up with! May need to use Spell Check!!!

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  53. Happy birthady just off to do my hop :0) have just uploaded my card huggies lindyloo x

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  54. Fab DT cards and happy birthday.xxx

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  55. Happy Birthday to you all...it dosent seem five mins
    Mina xxx

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  56. Hi what a great blog hop with awesome prizes. Happy 1st Birthday! I'm off to hop along the blogs =)

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  57. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    A HOP, A HOP, A HOPPING we will go! Yay! how fun! Thanks for the chance to win amazing prizes.

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  58. This is a wonderful B'day celebration and a fantastic PRIZE I love any thing Tim Holtz

    Love Dawn xx

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  59. Happy 1st Birthday. Hope you have many, many more.
    geraldine

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  60. Wonderful hop, wishing the whole team a very Happy 1st Birthday!

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  61. Happy Birthday!! Great challenge x

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  62. A very Happy Birthday to all at Allsorts, it certainly is a great challenge site. I'm off to start hopping now.

    Lisax

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  63. congrats you guys!!! i love ur challenges -- and i've entered a card into this one! great theme!!! one can never have too many b-day cards! :) i'm off to the hop...

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  64. Happy Birthday girls - keep up the great work - love your work and the challenges. Raising a glass to your success. Hugs Cherry XXX

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  65. Happy Birthday all!!!! wishing you "Allsorts" of great things for the year ahead,lots a love x

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  66. happy birthday, great blog hop. was my first one. have emailed answer.
    great DT cards.

    love tina x

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  67. Am about to redo the hop now that I've made & uploaded my card. Couldn't resist doing the hop when it was first posted though. Congratulations to everybody & loved seeing the different samples.
    Shall email answer shortly.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  68. Congratulations on your 1st birthday, off to hop, take careX:)

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  69. Happy Birthday!!

    kisses

    lilith

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  70. Card finished and posted now. Have only posted on this blog but visited other DT blogs the other day before card was finished. Hugs Nicky

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  71. Doen't time fly before you know it the blog will be celebrating its 2nd birthday. Just off to visit each of the DT blogs on the list. Love Linda

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  72. Happy Birthday and fantastic idea!!!

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  73. Happy Birthday. Have posted my card, now off to blog hop. Marianne x

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  74. Happy Happy birthday to you

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  75. HAPPY BIRFDAY!!!! I'm in :)

    Off to hop now.....

    Hugs,
    Sandra P

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  76. Happy Birthday :-) I have just linked my card and am going on the hop :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  77. Happy birthday and thanks for a fab hop! I'm posting my card tomorrow hopefully!

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  78. Happy Birthday :)
    Great challenge and fabulous hop x

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  79. Message for Brenda - I think I must have have a mental abberation. Have you deleted my entry?

    Valxx

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  80. Happy Birthday! Just entered my card into Mr. Linky now I am off to hop! :)

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  81. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the great challenges and the lovely dt-work!

    Saskia :)

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  82. HAPPY BIRTHDAY everyone at Allsorts! Hugs, Sem x

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  83. Ooh I'm off on your blog hop now - the card will be posted later!!

    Esme xx

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  84. Happy Birthday tooo Yoo!

    I've entered my card - now on to the blog hop....

    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  85. Happy birthday! What a great challenge and blog hop.!

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  86. Happy 1st birthday, Allsorts! Off for a hop now.

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  87. Happy Birthday! How fun, love hopping and hoping!

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  88. Happy Birthday!!! Now im off to start the blog hop!!

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  89. Happy Birthday Allsorts!!!
    A year of great challenges - well done!

    Amanda ~AJ~

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  90. Happy 1st birthday and here´s to another year of super challenges. Thank you for a brilliant blog hop - super cards and projects ladies.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  91. superbes créations j'aime beaucoup ce que vous faites

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  92. Happy Birthday Allsorts, Great hop and fab DT creations too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  93. Happy Birthday!
    Ready to bloghop. Postet my card in the challenge, no 245.

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  94. Happy 1st birthday and such a great hop. I've visited all, left a comment, added to Mr Linky and done your challenge...phew!!!
    Huge thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous candy.
    Just going to mail my answer.
    Hugs Emma x

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  95. Happy Birthday Allsorts! Here's to many more great challenges! Thanks for the challenge & the blog hop & the wonderful prizes. x

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  96. Hophophop ....Happy Birthday to you allsorts challenge blog! ....
    Your blog-hop was very funny and I´ve seen lots of wonderful works!
    Love all your challenges and say thanks for the wonderful challenge blog!
    Hugs from Germany
    Tini

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  97. happy birthday allsorts...skidding in like the coo's tail this week....big hugs kath xxx

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  98. happy birthday! cute blog background :)

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  99. WOW!!! I love the prize for this challenge! I really wish I win it!;)

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  100. Happy Birthday!! I enjoyed making my card for your birthday challenge Hope you like it!!
    Love and hugs
    Emma
    xxx

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  101. I guess I was too late with my contribution but here it is anyway
    http://yogiemp.blogspot.com/2010/05/mc-may-easel-ikebana-hb.html
    happy birthday.

    We're still Friday here in Canada. BIG GRIN

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  102. Happy Birthday Allsorts
    hugs judex

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Thanks so much for joining in the fun and please do leave us a comment or any suggestions you have.

Allsorts DT team xxx

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