Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Merry Christmas to a Dear Friend

Hello Everyone!

Today's card I'm going to share with you was made for my kind, sweet and talented friend Maya (Cebelica). She sent me the most beautiful birthday card, which I will try and post a few photos of this weekend. For now, here is the Christmas card I sent her.


The bottom layer and the oval were made with my home-made glitter paste using DecoArt Spun Gold paint. You can find the tutorial for that HERE if you're interested. I painted the layer with DecoArt White acrylic paint and then used a Crafter's Workshop stencil Quatrefoil to lay down the glitter paste.

The wood slats were handmade with my bark technique. Sorry I haven't done a tutorial for that yet and it's a bit lengthy to explain. I added some Snow Tex and iridescent glitter to to tops of the slats.



The poinsettias were cut using Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die and covered with Ranger Stardust Stickles. In the center I put a pearl with some iridescent and gold micro-beads. The pine branches were made using a Cheery Lynn Cutie Fringe die.


The big shabby bow was coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs and some Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist. The little ivy vine die around the edges is Poppystamps Ivy Tendrils.



I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:

(I originally bought that Cutie Fringe to make flowers with, but didn't like it. I only recently pulled it out and found a wonderful new use for it - pine branches)


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.


90 comments:

  1. beautiful card, Pamellia! Love the bark!! Such a cool idea. Hugs, xxx

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  2. Fantastic card Pamellia, love everything about it! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Not sure what happened...I typed this novel about your card and it disappeared when I went to publish it... anyways...WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! Pamellia, this card is more than a keepsake, it is such a treasure to cherish!!! I love all the layers and I was completely blown away by the wood slats!!! YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! The texture paste base with all the glitter is to die for!!! Love the poinsettias and shabby bow! Oh my gosh, this card is yet another masterpiece!!! Thank you for giving the world all the joy! Till your next stunning creation big hugs from Vegas :) Samra

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much my dear friend!! I have been having some problems with blogger recently too. Comments not showing up, my reading list won't load...goofy internet!! Anyway, big crafty hugs to you! :)

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  4. Your friend will just love everything about this card as i do , it is really beautiful , excellent wood bark { It takes me back to my younger days when i used to scrape off cold and icy blocks of snow from the fence at home such happy days ] take care
    Elaine H x

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    1. So funny you said that Elaine, that's exactly what I had in mind when I did the slats with the snow. I grew up on a Ranch and this was a common sight for me in the winter. Thanks so much! hugs :)

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  5. Lovely dear....this is a beauty. The planks look great. .Hope you will do a tute soon. Happy week ahead. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks Rupa! I plan to do one eventually, hugs :)

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  6. A master piece, Pamellia! So, so beautiful. The wood slate is me a total mystery, you are so taltented to create these wonderful artistic cards.
    Hugs xxx

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  7. Amazing, your wood slats are astonishingly realistic and your pine bough and floral arrangement are so pretty. And your glitter paste makes a stunning background with the just right amount of sparkle. I'm sure your friend will love this card. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you so much Sally, so sweet of you!! big hugs :)

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  8. So gorgeous, love this creation my lovely friend and the most gorgeous realistic goodies and colours...
    My blog candy ends soon..
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  9. Another stunning creation Pamellia, the texture and details are amazing as always - your bark looks so real, you must share your technique when you get the chance.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. So kind Pauline, thank you!! It is on my to-do list. hugs :)

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  10. Wow! Another beautiful card! Very winter and festive!
    I greet you and wish you Pamellia many creative ideas :)
    Max

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    1. Max, you are such a sweetheart! Thank you! hugs :)

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  11. A truly lovely creation, I especially love the bark.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  12. Another stunner Pamellia, the pine looks amazing. The snowy touches look so lifelike too...you clever girl!! xx

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  13. This is stunning I am definitely going to try your recipe--thank you for sharing it

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you Chrissie! I can't wait to see what you come up with! hugs :)

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  14. WOW another gorgeous card Pameilla!! I absolutely love the wood slats, they look real! Fabulous design and textures too!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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  15. WOW! This is amazing Pamellia. Your design is stunning and your attention to detailing is beautiful. The wood slats look so realistic and the poinsettias and pine branches are gorgeous. I am sure your friend will treasure this forever.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sue! You are so kind! big hugs :)

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  16. I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe what I think about this astonishingly beautiful card Pamellia, your wood technique looks so amazing and the other embellishments make this such a gorgeous card - you are a creative genius! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Aahhh, Anne, thank you! You are always so generous with your praise! big hugs :)

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  17. Hi Pamellia
    Firstly, birthday? Have we missed this momentous occasion? Happy Birthday Pamellia! Second, you're sending your Christmas cards already? My goodness, you are Mrs Organised lol!
    Anyhoo, your card is divine. It screams, well, says very loudly, "frosty winter morning" . A view you would want from your window being sat inside a warm house, eating a bowl of Mr Holtz finest embossing puffs for brekkie lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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    1. Haha, thanks Ang, for the wonderfully kind words and for the birthday wishes! big hugs :)

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  18. Beautiful!! I love your very own glitter, the pine needles and wood, spectacular!! Yes, did we miss a birthday?

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    1. Thank you so much Charlene! Yeah, I turned 'blankety blank' a couple weeks ago. lol

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  19. A stunning card, your friend will love it.
    Yvonne

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  20. Oh wow,that bark technique is absolutely stunning Pamellia....lucky,lucky friend to get this :). Another beautiful card,you really do make such heavenly things

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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

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  21. Beautiful card Pamellia, gorgeous detail and texture. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Thank you Angela! happy crafting to you too! hugs :)

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  22. That must be a very dear friend, Pamellia! This is exquisite! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  23. just amazingly creative and beautiful! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  24. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Love that bark background ... so cool! And love the hand made pine sprigs ... will have to look for the Cheery Lynn die! :) Loll xx

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  25. I know this card looks AMAZING in the pictures, but in person it's even more gorgeous! I feel really lucky and special because I have this beauty in my hands. Thank you SO much hun!!! <3 All of the elements of this card are combined perfectly so the result is outstanding. And only now I found out that the pine branch was made by you as well. I was sure it was store bought. Duh, silly me. And you know how much I love those "wooden plates" and shabby poinsettia. It's a spectacular card that I will treasure forever. Thank you again!!! <3 Big hugs to you! xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Maya! You are such a dear and I'm so happy you like your card! I am really hoping to be able to post my wonderful birthday card next weekend. Then everyone can start drooling like I did! Extra big crafty hugs my friend! :)

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  26. Stunning, Pamellia! So many gorgeous things to admire here that it would take me forever to finish typing!!! xx

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  27. Sensational card Pamellia, so many wonderful techniques and layers to look at.You are a master at layering and colour combinations, i always learn a lot by visiting your blog, thank you :-) xxx

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    1. Wow Mo, what a wonderful thing to say! Thank you so much for that! big hugs :)

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  28. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the wood and shabby bow. (all the other elements, too) You do a fabulous job on your cards.

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  29. I'm in awe at everything you do.

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    1. What a sweet thing to say Faith, thank you! hugs :)

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  30. Another awesome project. Your texture paste looks fabulous and I love the poinsettia and fir but the star of the show as far as I am concerned are your amazing wooden planks. I cannot imagine how you made them but the effect is so realistic.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Dionne! big hugs :)

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  31. It's always a pleasure to come here, no doubt there is some masterpiece to look. Wow gorgeous creation, with those fabulous layers and your own "homemade stuff" very originel creation. Beautiful details, love the barky things with snow.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you so much Mervi! :)

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  32. Pamellia, my sweet friend, first let me apologize for being late in leaving you bloggie love! :( It upsets me to be late in telling you how much I love this card. It is truly a masterpiece. Your style is a treasure to behold and I am so grateful you share it with the crafty world. :o) Every layer is stunning, every detail is perfectly festive, and the overall beauty simply defies description. :o) Your friend is blessed to hold this piece of art in her hands!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Aahhh, you are are so sweet Karen! Thank you so much, you have lifted me up with your words! big hugs :)

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  33. sorry it's been a while since I visited by life is a little stressed at the moment brightened by your beautiful card love the pine leaves and the wooden panels really do look like real wood-amazing-I love all thetexture you add and the sparkling snow
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you so much Carol and no worries, I completely understand! The closer it gets to Christmas, the harder it's going to be to keep up! big hugs and take it easy! :)

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  34. I just love the detail and texture in your beautiful card! This is truly something to treasure! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  35. Wow, with a card like this who needs a present. This is one of those cards the receiver would put in a keepsake box! Myrna

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Myrna! So sweet! hugs :)

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  36. Oh my little goodness! This is magical! You are sooooooooooooooo talented, my dear! I love the effect of your homemade glitter paste. I'm so happy I found your blog....you inspire me!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! You are so sweet! hugs :)

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  37. Loving all of the texture and dimension on this Christmas Masterpiece! The flowers and bow are gorgeous! Love them on the background of wood too. Gorgeous!

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  38. Gorgeous, as always! The bark looks so fantastic.
    Rebecca.

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  39. what a gorgeous project! Very original. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew bow challenge! Irene DT xx

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  40. Gorgeous! Love the bark, looks so real.

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  41. Beautiful Christmas card, looks just like a wintry morning!

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  42. Wow! This is a fantastic project! Just gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

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  43. Oh my, I am totally blown away dear. This is just a masterpiece and anyone receiving it will probably just sit there with their mouth open, disbelieving its beauty! LOL! Want my address? You just keep on doing what you are doing and inspiring the rest of us! Many hugz! Linda

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Linda! Thank you so much and welcome to My Little Craft Things! big hugs :)

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