Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Divas by Design GDT - Texture - My Crocheted Snowflake!

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge at Divas by Design! This week the challenge is TEXTURE! So you could have some embossing, fabric, flowers, ribbons anything that adds a bit of texture to your creations.

Here is my make.


The large sentiment is from Tina Wenke and is stamped on a Nellie Snellie tag. The small sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and is fussy cut. Both sentiments were stamped using Ranger Archival Coffee ink.


For the background I stamped a Stampendous Christmas background stamp onto Kraft card stock, then used my Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder to make the texture. I lightly brushed my VersaMark pad across the surface and then added some embossing puffs to give it extra texture and make it look snowy.

I distressed all of the layers and edged them with Tim Holtz distress ink Gathered Twigs.



This is my very first ever crocheted snowflake!! It took me a few tries before I got one that looked descent, but it was worth it! Here is the link to the Youtube Video, if anyone wants to give it a go.

As you can see, once again, my card has been attacked by a Krylon gold leafing pen! I really can't seem to put this thing down!! I used it to edge all of the shabby layers and highlight my acrylic snowflake centrepiece.

The dies peeking out from under the snowflake are Marianne Designs Pine Branch, Simon Says Stamp Eliza Snowflake and Memory Box Elegant Scroll.


I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:

- Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 280 - Cream and Brown
- Inky Chicks - Challenge #40 - Christmas
- Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Christmas
(My Cuttlebug embossing folder is one of the first ones that I ever bought - still love it though)


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.


78 comments:

  1. wow! another stunner...the textures are fab, Pamellia. Thanks for sharing the link. This is so woody and wintery...thought this part of India, we don't get the snow...this is an absolutely chilly sight! Superb, pal.Have a great week ahead, Hugs.

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    1. Thanks so much Rupa! I could use a little less snow...a bit for Christmas, then go away I say!! hugs :)

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  2. Wow Pamellia! Another jaw-dropping card! I did not expect any less from you. :) This card is sooo warm and cozy looking and I bet that little tag has something to do with that! All the texture and the gorgeous embellished flower are to die for! I so love the fact you are using nontraditional Christmas colors! I love the embossing puffs detail! Oh my gosh! I keep going back to admire this piece of art some more, and then some more!!! BRAVO!!!
    Big hugs till you next fabulous project :)

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    1. Thank you so much Samra! As usual, your comment has made me blush! The funny thing is, I really love traditional red and green, I just seem to keep reaching for the browns this year! Isn't that odd?! big hugs :)

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  3. Oh Pamellia! just simply stunning. The texture is amazing, so much work goes into your cards, they are gorgeous.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Angela! Happy crafting to you too! hugs :)

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  4. Oh my Pamellia, this is another stunning work of art, each is a delight to see.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    In case you didn’t know, we have some great candy to be won at our sister challenge here

    B x

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda! Oooooh, candy, gonna check it out right now, thanks! big hugs :)

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  5. BEAUTIFUL LOVE IT love the crochet snow flake and the textures are just stunning... do yo ever make a yuck card...guess not...:)
    The Journey is the Start



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    1. Haha, thank Annie! Actually, I make my fair share of yuck cards, a whole box of them! I just never show them to anyone. lol hugs :)

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  6. Hey Pamellia, this is a very beautiful card I just absolutely love the colour range you have used. But I wonder what is embossing puff Pamellia ;-) never heard of that or seen it ????
    Also thank you for your nice comment on my sympathy cards and yes I made them to use. As I explain in post number 1 of the three last week my uncle died of cancer and these were cards for his brothers and sisters my other uncles and aunts. Have a nice day, hugs from Veerle xx

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    1. Thank you so much Veerle, I'm sorry to hear about your Uncle. I will send you an email regarding the puffs. Happy crafting and big hugs :)

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  7. This is so beautiful sweetie. Such gorgeous texture.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Teamie.
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you Cathy! happy crafting or should I say krafting. lol :)

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  8. Hi Pamellia, love your soft icy but warm feeling in this card, beautiful textures and your gorgeous unique style.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  9. You can crochet as well?! Pamellia you really are multi talented,love this one,the vintage colours are wonderfully shimmery :)

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Donna! I CAN crochet, I just don't do as often as I used to. On to other things now...like card making!! TA DAH! hugs :)

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  10. Wow, wow, wow. I love all of the textures you have got going on here, especially that gorgeous lace and your snowflake, and I need to track down some embossing puff.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dionne! You always say the kindest things! big hugs :)

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  11. This is stunning. The colours and textures are all so beautiful. I love the added sparkle and your wonderful crocheted snowflake.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you very much Sue, so sweet! hugs :)

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  12. Gorgeous texture and beautiful embellishments. Elegant, rich of details, Pamellia.
    Hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Sirkkis! happy crafting :)

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  13. Another fab "out of the ordinary" creation Pamellia. What a great snowflake, I am teaching myself to crochet at the moment (with a little You Tube help!!) so will be chekcing out that tutorial!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah! This is a great starter crochet project. It's fairly simple and once you do it a couple of times, you can whip one up in a couple of minutes. good luck and big hugs :)

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  14. Stunning and breathtaking! You have so many beautiful details! I love that crochet snowflake! Beautiful!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful Pamellia! Nicola x

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  16. Another beautiful card. Your crochet snowflake is fabulous and your Kraft and White theme is very pretty. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you Sally! happy crafting and big hugs :)

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  17. Another very elegant card and love your crochet flower.
    Julie x

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  18. Hi Pamellia
    If ever there was a challenge theme for you its "Texture" as you are Miss Texture 2014, lol! Your cards are all very tactile and this is no different. . . . .its a cracker (I'm running with the Christmas theme). Love the crocheted snowflake. If I tried it, it would look like the outline of Africa lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

    Ps. . . . .I've booked us into a KA meeting at the weekend (Krylon Anonymous) lol!

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    1. Oh my word, you really know how to make me laugh! Wait til I tell Mr J about KA. He will get a kick out of that! Thanks for the kind words and the sore side from laughing! hugs :)

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  19. This is stunning Pamellia, such gorgeous details. Your textured background is fabulous and I love your beautiful crocheted snowflake - is there nothing you can't do!
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Pauline! Can't do, yep...can't seem to put my Krylon gold leafing pen down! HA!
      big hugs :)

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  20. Hey Hun! Gorgeous card! Love all the texture! There I am telling you about crocheting snowflakes and you already beat me to it! :) it's gorgeous :) big hugs,
    Xxxx

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    1. Haha, I did giggle when I read that bit about you crocheting snowflakes. Thanks for visiting, I know you're still not feeling so great, so take it easy girlfriend! big hugs and get well wishes to you! :)

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  21. A stunning creation with oodles of wonderful texture, and well done on that snowflake! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Oodles...that's going to be my word of the week! Thanks for the compliment and my new word! lol hugs :)

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  22. Fabulous crotchet snowflake-I can crotchet but never followed a pattern before will have to have a look-love all the fabulous embellishments and fantastic texture and those glistening snow particles sure look real
    Carol x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Carol! You always say such wonderful things! big hugs :)

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  23. Oh wow Pamellia, that snowflake is absolutely stunning - and so is your card! I am going to check out that video, I would love to have a go at these. Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Anne! Oh, I hope you do give it a go, it's so easy once you get the hang of it! big hugs :)

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  24. Stunning luxury card. Thank you for the video link I will be trying that for sure

    Love Chrissie x

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  25. Ahh How Stunningly beautiful is your Christmas card , i love all the layers and your Snowflake is just superb,

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine! happy crafting :)

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  26. I love these beautiful muted shades, Pamellia, and all your amazing detailing! That crocheted snowflake with the gold running through it is awesome!! I can’t get to grips with crochet myself! When I try my efforts look like a knotted ball of wool!! xx

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    1. Haha, thanks so much Jane! Funny you should say that, because that's exactly how my first few turned out! big hugs :)

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  27. Just gorgeous. I love the glitter and your beautiful snowflake.

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  28. Using an embossing folder like this is genius!!! Gotta remember this, because I love the look. I would have never guessed this is your first ever crochet snowflake. You totally nailed it. I've been wanting to learn to crochet for a while, but I haven't gotten around to do it yet. My "want to try/learn" list is getting longer and longer, but barely ever something get crossed of it. *sigh*
    Gorgeous card!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Maya! Technically this wasn't my first crocheted snowflake...the first one went in the garbage, as did the second one! HA! Big hugs my friend! :)

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  29. WOW a stunning card. Such amazing detail and love that snowflake. Fabulous design and layout. Thanks for joining in with out 'Lace and Pearls' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

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  30. You nailed the challenge.The textures are gorgeous.Your crocheted flowers turned out awesome,didn't they.Love how you used the embossing puffs.

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  31. This Christmas card is beautiful Pamellia! I love the colors, all of the sparkle and your gorgeous crocheted snowflake!! Off to take a look at the video!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  32. Oh this is so YOU.... sweet and pretty... love all the layers and the snowflake is OUT OF SIGHT... love it.. will have to try and make one... Love this one though... you are so very gifted and talented with all these different creations... Love them all... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! You made me smile like crazy! big hugs :)

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  33. Oh dear heavens......Just stunning! I have to try making one of these snowflakes! Thanks for the link. Thanks for sharing your talent- totally eye candy : )

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    1. Thanks so much Shelly! Good luck with the snowflakes! hugs :)

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  34. This is shabby chic at its ultimate finest! Just gorgeous! Although I can't crochet, I can still admire those beautiful snowflakes!

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    1. Thanks LeAnne! The video makes it really easy, you should give it a go! hugs :)

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  35. Yes, I am having a lovely Sunday morning catch up with all I have missed! Fabulous crochet flower, anything you can't turn your hand to? Your work is yummy. Ruth x

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  36. What a masterpiece this is ... I really like these colours ... you use them so well and they always looks spectacular!

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  37. Absolutely stunning! This is so magical and captures everything I love about Christmas!
    Rebecca.

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  38. Your snowflake is just MAGICAL, Pamellia! LOVE the layers, too! Your style is so PRETTY!

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  39. Another fabulous creation Pamellia ;) Viv xx

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