Monday, October 27, 2014

Crafty Cardmakers #126 - Cut It Out - Gold Christmas

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers! Thank you to everyone who played with us last time for our 'It's Only Words' challenge, what a fabulous variety of projects there were!

Sonia, our wonderful hostess has chosen the following theme for us CHALLENGE #126 - CUT IT OUT. So she would like to see die cutting or punching on your project. Here is my make.


OK, I know what you're thinking...what happened to that shabby chic style with paint and ink everywhere? Well, I thought I would try something a little different today, and I don't think I can begin to explain how hard it was for me to NOT pick up my distressing tool. I didn't dirty a single paint brush, there was no ink on my fingers or my face, I didn't scrunch up a single piece of paper, the lid didn't even come off of my texture paste container AND...I used patterned paper! WHAT!! I think there was actually dust on those dies!!

I would like to thank MRS DUCK and CEBELICA for their amazing die-cutting and layering influence and for inspiring me to have, what I consider to be, a very unique and surprisingly pleasant crafting experience. Now, on with the show.


OK, fine, so I added a shabby bow, don't hold it against me!


Dies I used: Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments, Layered Poinsettia, Fancy Lattice, Gold Elements and Large Circles. LaLa Land Crafts Filigree Corner

The sentiment is from JustRite and was embossed with VersaMark and gold embossing powder.

The poinsettia and ornament were coated with Mod Podge and gold micro-beads. I added a little Ranger Stardust Stickles to the veins of the white poinsettia and around the sentiment.


It's hard to see, but the top ornament was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.



This challenge is sponsored by HOBBY ART STAMPS (prize is Rodney the Reindeer stamp) and DI'S DIGISTAMPS (prize is a $12 gift certificate), so let's pull out those punches, dies and die cutting machines and get cracking, or should I say cranking!

  


I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:
- Simply Create Too - Shop in Your Own Craft Room (no new products)
(Every single die I used here is seriously old and pretty much covered in dust! The shimmery paper is left over from a wedding card I made years ago, the ribbon I took off of a gift I got for my birthday and the pearl sprays I pulled from a grab bag I purchased at a yard sale last summer! HA!)

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That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


106 comments:

  1. Pamellia this is so classy, elegant and just drop dead gorgeous...speachless....xxxx


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  2. Wow Pamellia! This is gorgeous! So many stunning layers! I am not a fan of gold but this card took my breath away! My favorite are those golden corners and that gorgeous embossed and layered ornament! So elegant and festive! I have some Spellbinders die that I just might put to use if I find any time! I am getting ready for my Halloween party! Big hugs! Samra

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    1. Thank you so much Samra! You must be having one heck of a party judging by your absolutely amazing box invitations! Wish I were going! hugs :)

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  3. Well get you going so neat and tidy!!

    So so elegant and pretty Pamellia. I reckon you can turn your hands to any style and do it marvellously!

    Nicola x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Nicola! You are so sweet! big hugs :)

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  4. This is so very beautiful and will stand out in a Christmas Card collection anywhere.

    Love Chrissie x

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  5. Oooh, I'm speachless too, Pamellia. So sofisticated masterpiece in white and gold. Especially love the ornament which is like a hand made jewellery.
    Hugs xxx

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    1. How sweet of you, thank you Sirkkis! hugs :)

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  6. Now, this is something different from your signature textured and layered card, Pamellia. This is classy and elegant..the white and gold is stunning. Can't imagine a project in white, will have to try hard to do that! Thanks for inspiring. Big hugs to you dear.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa! Different is right, this one was right off the charts for me, but still fun to do! hugs :)

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  7. I know exactly where you are coming from Pamellia, I'm rather partial to all things inky as well and it can be a shock to the system stepping outside our comfort zones. Not that anyone would ever guess looks at this one, is glorious and has my favourite Poinsettia die.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I haven't used that poinsettia die in a while, I usually reach for my Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia...a little shabbier for my tastes. big hugs :)

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  8. It doesn't matter what you do ... perfection and elegance always prevail!! Another beautiful card and I just love those Micro beads ... I'd have them everywhere but on the card if I tried that!

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    1. Thank you so much Ros. Funny you mention that, I actually spilled the container of micro-beads, not just once, but twice during the course of this project...what a mess!! TWICE!! hugs :)

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  9. Gorgeous card Pamellia, very elegant and Christmassy! Hugs, Valerie

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  10. Gorgeous card and very elegant Pamellia.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  11. A beautiful elegant card, Pamellia.

    It's good to step out of our comfort zones now and again :)

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    1. Thanks Chris! It's also good to go back in! HA! hugs :)

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  12. Dahh, totally forgot to thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Allsorts this week Pamellia.

    B x

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  13. Totally brilliant!! Love the micro beads and the twinkle you have added too xx

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  14. Pamellia, this is stunning! It's clear you can excel at any style... everything you make is a joy to the heart! The color palette is pure Christmas elegance and I love your layering! Gorgeous ornament and such pretty gold throughout. And your bow is spectacular. :o) Beautifully done! I hope you're having a happy day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you Karen! big hugs :)

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  15. Your cards are always so stylish Pamellia. Absolutely gorgeous! Xx

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  16. Beautiful card Pamelia, such delicate die cutting. Sue C x

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  17. Stunning! such a beautiful card, so elegant
    hugs Jacee
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  18. This is stunning Pamellia, such an elegant design, it might not be your usual style but you have still packed in the wonderful details we are used to - absolutely gorgeous.
    Pauline
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    1. Aahhh, so sweet! Thank you Pauline! hugs :)

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  19. Well, you have just proved that you can turn your hand to anything! This card is beautiful, elegant and very stylish and I think the bow is just the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, I so appreciate that!! big hugs :)

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  20. Oh what an elegant Christmas card Pamellia! I love the white & gold colors and the poinsettias are absolutely stunning!!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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  21. WOW! This is just as stunning as your usual style. It's stylish, elegant and very beautiful. I love all the touches of gold and the gold micro-beads added to the poinsettia look wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you Sue! Those micro-beads are a real pain to work with, but the end result is so worth it! hugs :)

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  22. This is so beautiful Pamellia,I can't imagine there isn't a style you can't do girl!! The details are amazing,stunning card as usual of course,I wouldn't expect any less now :)

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! (I blush) big hugs :)

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  23. Hi Pamellia! This is so stunning and elegant! Love the shimmery gold under your die cut, so pretty! love those tiny beads too! Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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    1. Thank you so much my crafty friend! big hugs to you :)

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  24. This card id stunning, super die cutting and the gold base makes it look so festive and elegant.
    Yvonne

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  25. Wow! I think this card is so elegant. I love the corners, the embossing, the die cuts, the bow, the pearls...........okay you get it. I love all of it. Super card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  26. Another stunner, Pamellia! The gold and white are just gorgeous together! The pearls and microbeads are an awesome touch!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
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  27. Classy and elegant and for you CAS card lol love the dies and pearls and just enough gold touches without being overpowering-great recycling too
    carol x

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! You're so right, this is my version of CAS! hugs :)

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  28. Hi Pamellia, the card is gorgeous but how did you manage to keep it so clean, I would have had to scrub my desk for days to keep it clean Lol! and I bet even then something would have jumped out and left a mark. It is a lovely card and very classy. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. haha, so true Angela! I had to line everything with white paper and not set anything down on the kraft mat! Thanks for the kind words! hugs :)

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  29. So elegant - love the gold and white and the fabulous die cut layers. I am looking forward to Christmas card making.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thanks Cec! See you in a few hours! big hugs :)

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  30. Incredibly beautiful work! Great micro - beads finish!
    Hugs! :)
    Max

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  31. Very elegant Pamellia! Love your use of die cuts! This card will certainly be treasured. Hugs.

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  32. LOVE the die cuts and the gold and the white! Gorgeous!

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  33. Haha you have made me giggle this morning Pamellia no inky face and dust on your dies , however you have churned up a beautiful card with lovely detail and the micro beads look fantastic along with the recycled bow . i love it all.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you Elaine! I went to the bathroom to wash the ink off my hands...there wasn't any, I was quite confused for a second or two! HA! hugs :)

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  34. Such a beautiful card, I wouldn't want to give it away! Love the gold and white and all the intricate details. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  35. mY OH my DEAR Pamellia!! I'm totally with Kim, I wouldn't want to give that away either, it's sooooooo stunning!!! I love that you stretched yourself in NOT doing all your usual tricks!! (i sooo know what you mean, i always rough or sponge or ink or distress!!!) this card is completely amazing!!!! LOVE IT!!! Thanks heaps for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you Sharnee! hugs :)

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  36. I am such a lucky girl to open my mail this morning and to lay my eyes on another beautiful project from you, thanks to technology! This is simply just another gorgeous notch in your crafty belt! You can do it all, and we are blessed to see it! Beautiful card, and isn't it fun to bring out the old stuff! I am absolutely shocked by your comment on the yard sale find! Welcome to my world! Very nice finishing touch with the micro beads! They can be so scary to pull out, if you know what I mean! Hugs to you, Pamellia!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara! Are you a yard sale junkie as well! I love picking up grab bags, you never know what wonderful hidden gems might be inside! big hugs :)

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  37. What a luxurious card, looks like it would have cost an absolute fortune to make and then you say it's "just" dies and paper, WOW another amazing card.

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    1. HA, so true Faith! I think it's that mirri paper that does it! Thanks so much and big hugs to you! :)

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  38. Wow Pamellia this is so GORGEOUS!!!! My kind of talent:). Just beautiful with the bow, colors, microbeads and all other textures you used! Fantastic job,
    Hugs

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  39. You know what I'll do when I'm in the craft store the next time? Look for those micro beads! I never knew these could look so good!!! I fell in love with those after seeing them on the card you made me (they look AWESOME in the center of poinsettia), and now this. Brilliant!!!
    I'm pretty sure I gained a couple of centimeters after reading that you get some inspiration from my creations. ;) It makes me happy you do! :)
    This is one gorgeously elegant card which I like a lot! :) Well done for playing with all those dies!
    Big crafty hugs! xx

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    1. Thank you Maya! I love the micro-beads, they are so fun to play with! I mush them into the texture paste sometimes too, gives a really amazing texture! You are an inspiration and I hope you know that! big hugs my friend! Hope you feel better soon :)

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    2. Oh, you can mix those micro beads into the paste as well?! O.o Awesome!!!! MUST get some (should I say that I gave a glass of transparent micro beads away just about a month or two ago because they's been collecting dust for years :S)!!!
      Thanks for the lovely compliment and for the get well wishes too! xx

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  40. Hi Pamellia
    Sorry I'm late (silly shift changes!) My goodness . . . . . . . . You've gone neat and tidy! I thought I had been sucked into a parallel universe hahaha!!!
    Seriously, this is a very elegant and beautiful card. Love it!
    Was quite shocked to see my name as someone who has inspired you but I'm very honoured and flattered so thank you very kindly. I'm sure that you inspire many folk to try things that are out of their comfort zone.
    Have a super evening and thank you for your kind words again.
    Ang x

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    1. Thanks Ang! You shouldn't be shocked to find that you have inspired someone, your work is absolutely gorgeous and your creativity is always making my jaw drop! big hugs :)

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  41. I am so loving this, I know it is a departure from your norm but it is so sophisticated and has a simple elegance in it's gold and white. Great job.

    Dionne xx

    PS I do not think I have seem micro beads before, something else for my wish list

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    1. Thanks Dionne! You should definitely grab some micro-beads, they are so fun to play with! hugs :)

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  42. WOW..! This is such eye candy- elegant- loving the gold beads on the flowers- the showers of pearls and loving the gold embossing with the white background. Just Stunning!

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  43. Stunning card. Very beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

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  44. Your card is so gorgeous. I love the gold and white. Nothing is any prettier than those colors.

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    1. Thank you so much Shirley! What a lovely comment! big hugs :)

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  45. Hi Pamellia, this card is so beautiful and elegant. I love all the dimension you have created with the dies, the white and gold colour theme is just perfect and the micro beads are great. Sally D.x.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sally, you are so sweet! big hugs :)

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  46. LOVE the gold and white with all the shimmer. So elegant Pamellia. xx

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  47. So gorgeous, the gold and white look beautifully elegant! Your layering is perfect too.
    Rebecca.

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  48. Thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts Tracy x

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  49. Dear Pamellia!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you dear lady on this AMAZING card you created!!! It was totally our WINNER for the Perfectly Rustics Holiday Challenge!!! YAY, YAY, YAY!! :) We all LOVED IT SOOOO MUCH!!! Well done and thanks heaps for playing along, hope to see some more wonderfulness again in the future!!! YAY!!!
    Smiles Sharnee and the Design team x

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    1. Oh wow, what a wonderful surprise! Thank you for your kind words and for letting me know! hugs :)

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  50. Amazingly elegant. What a treat for the recipient. Thanks for playing at Simply Create Too!

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