Monday, November 10, 2014

Crafty Cardmakers #127 - A Touch of Charm

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More! Thank you to everyone who shared projects with us for our 'Cut It Out" challenge, a record number of entries since I've been there, over 250!

Josephine, our wonderful hostess has chosen the following theme for us CHALLENGE #127 - A TOUCH OF CHARM. So she would like to see a charm added to your project. Here is my make (in case you are wondering...yes it's the card from my new blog banner).



For the background, I painted a piece of white card stock with 2 different colours of DecoArt paints - Tropical Blue and Turquoise, then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using a snowflake embossing folder, but I put the paper in paint side down so that the snowflakes would be indented instead of raised.

I took my sanding block and rubbed off some of the paint in various areas, then I took my Tim Holtz distress ink pads Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive and rubbed them very lightly over the surface.



The pine branches were done with a Cheery Lynn Cutie Fringe die. The script stamp is from BoBunny.


The charm is my favourite bit on this card. I had originally picked out a snowflake charm to use, but in the end, I wasn't happy with the way it looked, so I decided to try and make my own charm using a Lili of the Valley stamp.

I had a happy accident and created a new technique. I'm not saying it's new to the whole world...just to me - and hopefully to some of you. This charm actually started out as a white tag cut from the Tim Holtz Tiny Tag and Tabs, if you can believe that! I have decided I'm going to play with the technique a bit and then do a tutorial because I think there is potential with this one. Stay tuned for more on my 'Distressed Metal Technique'.


If you have a minute, really zoom in on the texture of my charm and see how fun it is! To view super-sized images, right click on any image and then click 'open link in new tab'.


I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:



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.


122 comments:

  1. Mind blowing Pamellia...love, love love this. Am running short of words to describe your work now. Are you kidding about that charm? Pl do the tutorial soooon...would love to steal it away! A happy co incidence that both our current projects are in the same color palette! Wishing you a crafty week ahead...big hugs dear.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa! I was thinking the same thing as I commented on your project this morning! My favourite colours! ha! Great minds and all that, right! big hugs :)

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  2. Wonderfully done card.I agree with Rupa.I too have run out of things to say beyond the usual gorgeous,awesome etc,so I will write in bullet points now.:-)
    1.Beautiful colour and treatment of the background
    2.Those pine leaves look almost real.Awesome
    3.Of course the charm is intriguing and I will be eagerly waiting for your tutorial.
    4.I also love that twine ,twisted ribbon thing that you have.

    In other words,beautiful card.:-)

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    1. Oh my gosh Pallavi, I am in stitches...bullet points! Hilarious girlfriend! Thanks so much for the wonderful words and for my morning giggles! I needed that today! big hugs :)

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  3. What a stunning and breathtaking project this is! I loooooove the color combination you used! To start from the bottom: the aqua script stamped paper is so striking even though it is just slightly peeking underneath all the other rich layers; distressed crinkle crafting paper is a perfect addition to the combo; the peeking lace is such a gorgeous detail; top snowflake layer is a work of genius with all the embossing, coloring and distressing; that diagonal piece of crinkle crafting paper on the top is mind blowing! The shabby bow is a perfection as usual :) Pine branches look so real, I bet if you sprayed them with some pine scented air freshener or something, people would think they were real pine branches! And then the gem! I keep staring at your home made charm! OMG, I am zooming in, then zooming out...on and on and on! Your are The Master of Crafting Universe! I was so anxious to see your new project since I knew it would be yet another masterpiece! And sure enough, not only is it a masterpiece, it is a Mona Lisa of cards, if that makes any sense to you...
    Till you next showstopper...big hugs :) Samra

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    1. BIG...FAT...HEAD...CAN'T...FIT...THROUGH...DOOR! That is my way of saying how much I appreciate your generous praise! It has been a very rough morning and a dose of Samra is just what the doctor ordered to chase by blues away! big hugs my friend! :)

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  4. Lovely, wintry card, gorgeous use of the cardboard and charms. Hugs, Valerie

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  5. Hi! Love the colors and layers. I agree about the pine sprig looking so real. Maybe a tute on the pine sprig, also? You know, in your spare time :-))

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    1. HAH, spare time...you are a funny gal Marci! I will actually try and put together a tutorial for the pine sprig this month, it's really not hard at all! Thanks so much for stopping in and for the kind words! big hugs :)

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  6. Outstanding creation Pamellia...

    Looking forward to the charm tutorial very much:-) xxx

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  7. Beautiful soft colour palette. I love how your cards are always filled with so much elegance and style.
    Julie x

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  8. Your card is beautiful. I love your new technique and cannot wait to hear how you did it. The Distressed metal piece is awesome.

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    1. Thank you so much Shirley! I promise to get to that tutorial as soon as I can! big hugs :)

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  9. Hi Pamellia!! Okay first of all I have to apologize for not visiting as much as I'd like...computer issues, work and just life in general...but I believe that I've finally got it all under control...well as much as you can control life...lol!!! A HUGE thank you for the wonderful comments on my last two posts!! Now to your BREATHTAKING card...or more appropriately WORK OF ART!!!! If you could hear the SIGHS that I breath when I visit your blog you'd be either flattered or embarrassed...lol!!! Your work is always AMAZING and this STUNNER today is no exception!! I love your new metal technique and look forward to your tutorial...I'd SO LOVE to try this!!!
    Take care and happy creating,
    Beth

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Beth! I completely understand, I have fallen behind so terribly this month! We do the best we can, and that's that! I appreciate you taking time to come visit me, I so enjoy hearing from you! big hugs :)

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  10. Another beautiful card! Love all your layers! I am always drawn to your addition of charms. I look forward to your technique to create this one!

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    1. Thank you so much Jan! Stay tuned for that tutorial. big hugs :)

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  11. Oh! Oh! A most beautiful card with so many details to take in, I could only see this on my phone screen earlier and knew I would love it when I could see it properly (it's an age thing - nothing to do with your photograph!) I love the way you have layered this Pamellia, and your little charm……..how on earth???? hugs, Chrisx

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    1. HAHA, I hear you Chris, and they keep making the darned things smaller!!! Thanks so much! hugs :)

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  12. Utterly gorgeous as ever Pamellia and the charm really does look metallic! Xx

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  13. Another work of art Pamellia, I love the cool frosty colours and the hints of frost on the end of the ferns. And corrugated used to great effect, one of my favourite crafting essentials - I am a closet hoarded - well you never know when it will come in useful do you !

    B x

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda! I'm with you, just love the corrugated cardboard sheets, but it's really hard to find around here, so I'm sort of stingy about using it. Sad but true! big hugs :)

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  14. Wow Pamellia what a stunning card gorgeous delicate colours and amazing detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  15. I'm almost scared to see what delights you have made as my vocabulary simply doesn't extend to what I want to say!! Amazeballs!! xx

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    1. Amazeballs, haha! Hilarious Sarah, thank you so much! hugs :)

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  16. Wow! Pamellia Stunning card, simply adore this one and that 'charm'...well what can i say, I shall look forward to the tutorial as it does look like metal!!! Great colours too, my favourites together.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much Jacquie. I think I'm bumping that tutorial up the list a bit, seems to be something people are interested in, so stay tuned. big hugs :)

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  17. WOW! I know I always so it but this is truly stunning Pamellia. I LOVE everything - wonderful textures, gorgeous colours and amazing detailing. Your charm is fantastic too. I always feel so inspired when I visit your blog.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. How sweet are you!! Thanks so much Sue, big hugs :)

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  18. Absolutely stunning Pamellia, like Sue, I know I always say this but your card is gorgeous. You always add so many fabulous details - I especially love the background and your wonderful charm.
    Pauline
    x

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

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  19. Very beautiful creation. Hugs Veerle :)

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  20. You've got such a fabulously inventive attitude to crafting - every time I visit you've used a new technique - and that tag is wonderful! I love the card - it's beautifully elegant.

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  21. Your work is stunning. Love every bit of it.
    Marjeta

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  22. Fabulous! such a lovely card Pamellia, you put so much effort into your designs, well worth it too they are always stunning!!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  23. c'est superbe, j'aime cette touche givrée, j'aimerais que tu participes a notre challenge de CSAYL, cette semaine c'est tout va, biz

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  24. Another stunning card made by you!
    As usual, I am impressed by your mastery!
    Hugs :)
    Max

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

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  25. A stunning card, the layering is fabulous.
    Yvonne

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  26. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love the layers and the pretty pine needles look fab! Beautiful card! Looking forward to your tutorial! I'm intrigued ;) big hugs,
    Xxx

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    1. Thanks so much my friend! It's top on my list. Hugs :)

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  27. WOW this is stunning Pamellia! I love the soft colors, your gorgeous seam binding and your hand made charms are absolutely stunning... they look like real metal!!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Tammy! Aren't happy accidents amazing! hugs :)

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  28. Elegant, stylish, beautiful - pick any of those words and multiply it by ten and it will not be enough - your card is simply stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. So sweet, thank you very much Anne! big hugs :)

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  29. Well I can't wait for the tutorial now! Oh Pamellia this is wonderful again,really chic and elegant,you never cease to brighten my day with your works of art :)

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Donna, I do so enjoy your visits! big hugs my friend! :)

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  30. Absolutely stunning card as always. I always love your composition. Very stylish. Do you use a camera to take your pictures, hope you don't mind me asking as I am looking to purchase a new one and I am asking like minded crafters their advice, x x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy! I got your email and I will ask my hubby what kind of camera it is and then I will let you know. big hugs :)

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  31. Beautiful Pamellia. love the corrigated paper and the lovely pastel colours. Can't wait for the movie to come out !! xx

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    1. HAHA, movie! Hilarious! Sherryn, thank you so much for the compliment and the giggles! hugs :)

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  32. Wow Pamellia, your charm is amazing, it really looks like the real deal. You are so amazing.

    Another fantastic project, beautiful colours and amazing design, fabulous little peak of lace. I love the texture and layering as well as the gorgeous floral arrangement.

    Dionne xx

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

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    1. Thanks so much Leslie! Hope you're feeling better! hugs :)

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  34. Hi again Pamellia...just checked my comments again and saw your suggestion for the sentiment inside "The Bling Box"...I LOVE it!! Thanks I would love to use it if you're okay with it!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Oh heck ya! That's hilarious, go for it Beth! hugs :)

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  35. Oh Pamellia, my talented friend, this is one of my favorite cards from you! (Which is really hard to say because I truly adore every single creation!) Your layering is spectacular, filled with so much textural beauty that I would give anything to be able to create! Your paper is so brilliantly made and I simply love everything about your design style. Your handmade charm is masterful... I am eager for the future tutorial! Your detailing throughout is exquisite as ever. Thank you for always inspiring me. I feel as though I am creatively stuck in a box and I just want to break out and create what my heart envisions, but am unsure how! Visiting you brings peace and calm to my heart. Things will fall into place and I will grow. Thank you for being YOU! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen, you really are such a sweet woman! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful words! You underestimate your creativity and talent! Your projects are stunning and I just love your work! Thanks again for visiting, see you again soon! hugs :)

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  36. Fabulous creation, love the colours, texture and papers used...you sure go out of the square and create so many gorgeous things, wonderful..xx
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  37. Just loving the card with all the layers colors and textures Pamellia, cute little charms i love it all .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  38. Pamellia,
    Again, I am so blessed to be able to view your wonderful creations brought to me by my e-mail! That is one of the best things I have done with technology in... well, forever! Opening your e-mail is like walking through a door to another world, where the air is fresher, the atmosphere is calmer, and visions are clearer. I hope you can understand the impact you have on so many others by the sharing of your talents. No pressure or anything! But you could stop today, and this world will have been a much better place because you are in it! But, please don't!

    I stalked through a couple of other comments so as not to repeat, and I saw you were having a rough morning--perhaps yesterday, I hope all that is behind you and today is a better day for YOU! Hugs! Sara Emily

    P.S. Your card is lovely with all it's beautiful elements. I can't say more than anyone else has already said!







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    1. Wow, my husband is going to wonder why my head is 10 times the size it normally is...I shall blame you! lol. Thank you so much Sara and yes I am having a much better day today, especially when I get to read such wonderful comments from such kind-hearted and generous people like you! I send you many giant hugs :)

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  39. P.P.S. Which of the cutie fringe dies do you use on this branches? I'm going to break down and purchase that! Any other CL dies you suggest, so I can practice making some of these great ideas you have (for my use only--would never let anyone see!)

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    1. Hi Sara. It's the third one of the Cutie series. They don't have names, so I think it's just called Cutie Fringe 3
      Hope that helps :)

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    2. Yes, Big help! Thank you! And it is going on my wish list. Hugs to you, my kind, crafty friend!

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    3. I will try and put together a tutorial soon. It's really easy! hugs :)

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  40. Your work just makes me sigh with appreciation of your talent. I don't think I have ever spent so much time looking at a card as I do with yours, there is always so much to see and I really appreciate the art that has gone into it. We have a Craft TV channel here in the UK, you should be on it explaining your FABULOUS work.

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    1. How sweet are you!! Thank you so much Faith, what a wonderful compliment! big hugs to you :)

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  41. Amazing design Pamellia. Love the soft aquas of this card ... and the close-ups make for a beautiful banner heading! Love the charm ... looks like metal to me! Looking forward to your tutorial on how you did this. Loll xx

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

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  42. Every time I click onto your blog I go all gooey at your handmade jewels ... this is another perfectly gorgeous creation ... I love your style and your eye for detail and colour is amazing!

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    1. I'm blushing! Thank you so much Ros, I so appreciate your wonderful compliments! big hugs :)

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  43. wonderful creation.... thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, x carol

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  44. Hi Pamellia
    sorry Im late. Blogger keeps eating my reading list, boo hiss!
    Another stunner reminiscent of a frosty morning. I thought your charm was metal so will watch with interest to see how you did it.
    Thanks so much for the Krylon link. See you in rehab soon, lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. Blogger is our frenemy! Thanks so much, and you are welcome for the link. I must say, I don't enjoy the red as much as I do the gold and silver though. sad face! big hugs :)

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  45. Just gorgeous - a really wonderful creation.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

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  46. This is stunning! Love the vintage feel and all the pretty layers!

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck!
    Nick

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  47. *Tippy toe, tippy toe ... Someone silently sneaks into your craft room, looks for this card, takes it, then runs away with it screaming "I did nothing, I did nothing". ;) For the record, I'm not speaking about myself. ;) :P Stunning card!
    Hugs! xx

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

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  48. Goodness- all I can say is = Gorgeous! LOVE the colors and the ribbon- and the cool tag...and I will look forward to seeing your tutorial : )

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly! Working on it this week! Stay tuned. hugs :)

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  49. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  50. So beautiful and always so unique! I especially love your gorgeous charm. Your blog banner looks brilliant :)
    Rebecca.
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! Those pink flowers just didn't seem to fit with the snow! ha! hugs :)

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  51. Hi Pamellia, not sure how I missed this one, it's gorgeous. Must have been busy crafting or something Lol!
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. hahaha! I miss soooo much because I'm crafting, oh well! Thanks and big hugs :)

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  52. sorry not been around much -family drama-but here to catch up on comments -love the card so beautifully shabby chic love all the gorgeous layers and hint of lace -love the hand made charm will keep an eye out for the tutorial-I actually thought those pine branches were plastic doh should have known better lol
    Carol x

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    1. Aahhh, you are so sweet Carol! No need to apologize, life gets busy sometimes. Hopefully you can find some time away from the hustle and bustle to do some relaxing crafting. hugs :)

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  53. Pamellia what can I say, your work is just awesome. Sorry I haven't had time to leave comments on all of them but I seem to be chasing my tail at the moment.
    BTW the Pinterest thingy seems to be on all of my posts now even without me doing anything which is marvellous, so thanks very much for your help.
    hugs Kimx

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    1. Oh good, I'm so glad it worked! I completely understand chasing your tail, it's been crazy here too. My Mom arrives in just a few days and my list doesn't seem to be getting any shorter! Thanks again and big hugs :)

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  54. I really love this beautiful card
    Hugs Kelly

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  55. Forgot to thank you for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

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  56. Hi there - I just love your work. I used this one as inspiration for my hubby's Christmas canvas. I have linked back to you - hope you don't mind.

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    1. Thank you so much, what a lovely compliment! Of course I don't mind - I'm on my way to check it out, Happy New Year! hugs :)

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  57. This is beautiful and I love your little charm. I am looking forward to your tutorial. Thanks, for sharing.

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  58. Wow, another gorgeous card. I love to look at all the elements you put on your cards. Thanks, for sharing.

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