Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Cec!

Hi Everyone!

October was a bit of a crazy month in the Johnson craft room (not to point any fingers - Mr Halloween House!), so I haven't had a chance to post the birthday cards that I received or the ones I handed out. I will be trying to catch up with that now that the craziness is over.

For today, the card I want to show is one that I made for my dear friend Cec. I gave to her the other day, so it's safe to show you now. We only discovered recently that we live just an hour apart, so I have been blessed with getting to meet this talented lady in person and getting to know her as the kind hearted, funny, spirited gal that she is. You can find Cec at her blog CW Card Creations.

Happy Birthday Cec!


This is one of the new dies that arrived in my birthday order. It is Memory Box Small Circle Burst. I made the frame out of crafter's clay and a Martha Stewart mold, painted it with Picket Fence crackle paint and rubbed Hero Arts London Fog ink into the cracks. The butterflies are also molded from crafter's clay.




The peach panel was coloured with Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and then I used some home-made texture paste and Prima's stencil Flourish Damask to add the design. I sprinkled white embossing powder on the paste while it was still wet, then heated it after the paste was dry to give it a shine.

The wood panels were made using texture paste and my bark technique with DecoArt paints in grey.




The flowers were cut from Joy Crafts Flower 4 and coloured with Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Memento ink Pistachio. The leaves are Cheery Lynn Leaf Set and Marianne Designs Garden Branch.


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.


104 comments:

  1. Fabulous - bet Cec adored it. I am going to have to look up your bark technique - it is fantastic. Nikki xx

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    1. Thanks so much Nikki! I haven't done a tutorial for the bark technique yet. Probably not until the new year. big hugs :)

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  2. Wow! Lucky friend! This is such a beauty...love the raw textures and the soothing color palette. Nothing better than a hand made gift for a friend...am sure she will treasure this. Big hugs,dear.

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  3. Absolutely stunning card, love the bark behind your design and the new memory box burst die looks fabulous and I particularly like the frame within the design. Gorgeous design and flowers too. Tracy x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Tracy! This is the small version of that die, there's a larger one too! Great way to make a frame! big hugs :)

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  4. Pamellia, your friend is so lucky to have you..a most gorgeous card...xxx

    The Journey is the Start

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  5. This is stunning Pamellia. The textures look amazing, I love the colours and full of gorgeous detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. OMG Pamellia! This card is sooo beautiful! I love the color combination and the bark texture is amazing! Love the damask texture piece in the front and the frame with new die is a work of genius! Flowers are superb, as usual ;) and that little rustic measuring tape is such a great embellishment. Love it! I bet your friend was speechless when she got this work of art from you. I know I would have been...This card, like any other of your cards is a keepsake to cherish and hold til the end of days! Your are like an angel that spreads joy and beauty around the world! Just keep doing that, my friend! Till your next stunning project big hugs from Vegas :) Samra

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    1. Let my day begin!! haha! Thanks so much Samra, you know you always lift my spirits with your visits and your wonderful compliments! My head is the size of a Buick now, but hey, life is supposed to feel good, right! Anyway, thanks again, and big hugs to you! :)

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  7. Lucky Cec I say!! This layered beauty is sure to be on display all year! I just loVe those layers, but I must say that the bark turning up again is really the most intriguing item on this fab card! The new Memory Box die looks useful too! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Such a sweet comment! Thank you so much Chris! hugs :)

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  8. Your colour palette is lovely Pamellia, the grey is far more subtle than black and compliments to preach colours so well. And as always your attention to all the pretty details are perfect.

    Hope you have a good say.

    B x

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  9. Stunning card! I'm sure your friend love it!
    Sometimes I wonder what I've missed.. Your birthday? I missed your birthday? What?! Well, happy belated wishes, my dear! I hope you celebrated like a queen! Big hugs! Xx

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid, for the kind words and the birthday wishes! big hugs my friend! :)

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  10. Pammelia, this card will surely be treasured by your friend... and what a joy to further develop your friendship in person! She is truly blessed to know you. :o) This masterpiece is as beautiful as everything your heart creates! The peach panel atop the bark base is stunning and I love the damask design. The flowers are so pretty and this is the loveliest use a starburst die! What to even say... this is exquisite and I am always filled with such happiness and inspiration when I visit you. :o) Have a wonderful day, my sweet friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. You are just such a sweetheart Karen! Thank you so much for always leaving such wonderful comments, I do so appreciate and look forward to them! big hugs :)

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  11. Thanks Pammelia or sharing your lovley and original card with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week. Happy Birthday!
    Kind regards,
    Gloria
    DT member BSCB

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  12. I am so glad that you shared my card with everyone so they can see what a special gift I got from you. Samra was right - I was speechless but only for a minute because as you know, I can talk - LOL. What they don't get to see is the personal poem on the inside. Yes Pamellia fans, not only does she create stunning works of art, she is a poet too. I am so happy that we have become friends and I treasure my talks on the phone and my visits with you. Thanks again for making my xxth birthday so special.
    Big Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. teehee, I blush! Thank you so much Cec, I am just super glad that you liked it! You deserve the best of everything my friend! Talk to you soon, hugs :)

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  13. Beautiful card. I love the colors! The bark is really effective. That Memory Box die never appealed to me before, but now maybe I want it cuz of this card:-))

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    1. Thank you so much Marci! There is also a larger version, this one is the small one. hugs :)

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  14. A stunning card, I'm sure your friend loved receiving this work of art. Your choice of colour tones are so pretty and as usual your texture paste is fabulous. The flowers and clay butterflies and frame are gorgeous too. Sally D.x.

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  15. Oooh, the card is soooooooooooooo gorgeous, really luxuriant, love it! Hugs, Valerie

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

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  16. So gorgeous Pamellia. I LOVE all the layers. Your designs always have so many gorgeous elements ... I could stare at the pictures for hours! :) Loll xx

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    1. Thank you so much Loll! So sweet! hugs :)

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  17. Holy smokes Pamellia...this is STUNNING!! I love the frame that you made...fabulous layers and embellishments!! Your friend Cec must have been tickled with this BEAUTY!! You always make me want to get right into the craft room and play...unfortunately life does have it's responsibilities...LOL!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! I hear you, the next couple of weeks, life is completely going to interfere with my crafting time! I hate when that happens! big hugs :)

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  18. What a beautiful card to receive, it is a gift as well as a card, it is so beautiful. I can see by reading Cec's comment that she loved it too! You do the most wonderful shabby chic designs Pamellia.... How lovely to have a crafty friend so close by too, I find it really helps when Mr Mojo takes himself off and when I run out of inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Anne! Mr Mojo and I have a deal, I never take advantage of him, and in return, he never goes away. Sometimes I have to search for him, under the couch and such...but I usually find him! HA!! big hugs :)

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  19. This is just gorgeous Pamellia, the peach and subtle grey are a marriage made in heaven and I'm sure your Friend was over the moon to receive a Pamellia "original"!! xx

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    1. A Pamellia original, that is so sweet! Thank you very much Sarah! big hugs :)

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  20. Beautiful Pamellia, I do look forward to seeing you creations, always a joy to behold!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  21. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Hugs Veerle ;-)

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  22. Firstly,hope you had a wonderful birthday Pamellia filled with lots of arty goodness. Secondly,how lovely you have met a bloggy friend in the 'flesh',so pleased for you. Thirdly,what a gorgeous lump of card making again,so scrummy and yummy...you are the best girl 😉

    Oh and of course congrats for the win with your spookalicious house,well deserved

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Donna, for the congrats, the birthday wishes and the wonderful compliment! You are such a dear! big hugs :)

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  23. Gorgeous Pamellia, just gorgeous! It's dificult to say more, how I wish I lived near you Lol! Bet you too will spend some great hours together. Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Thank you so much Angela! Wow, that would be amazing, wouldn't it! Stupid ocean! lol hugs :)

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  24. Beautiful card Pamellia, I'm sure Cec was thrilled with it.
    Gorgeous background - I'm off to check out your bark technique.
    Avril xx

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    1. Thanks so much Avril! I guess I didn't word it very well. The tutorial is for the texture paste, not the bark technique. Soon, though. big hugs :)

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  25. OH MY GOSH!!! This is so so cute!!!

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  26. another awesome card Pamellia. xx

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  27. A gorgeous card, I'm sure Cec will have loved it.
    Yvonne

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  28. Hi Pamellia
    Another piece of cardly deliciousness! Your friend is very lucky to have received this beauty. I think we live about 7 hours apart so could meet up in Iceland. . . . .that's about half way lol!
    Meeting some of my blogging chums on Thursday at a big craft show. Nice to see some of them have popped along to see your amazing work.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. Thank you so much Ang! And thank you for mentioning me and my haunted house on your blog. Your followers/friends are such a wonderful group of ladies. They left me such wonderful comments! You are a lucky gal to have friends like that! big hugs :)

      PS, have fun on Thursday!

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  29. Spectacular keepsake from your heart as always, so good to be able to meet up with your Friend, her comment is special and you can tell she loved her gift.

    Belated Happy Birthday you lovely talented and kind lady, hope you had a fantastic time. Sending birthday hugs!!! :-) xxx

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    1. Aahhh, you are so sweet Mo! Thank you so much for the kind words and for the lovely birthday wishes! big hugs :)

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  30. Beautiful card. I love the tiny flowers and there is more of your incredible planking - the pink looks amazing against it.

    I bet your friend loved it.

    Dionne xx

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  31. This is gorgeous! Love all the texture and details! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy-DT

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  32. It's a small world, isn't it? So happy for you to have found that you and Cec are like neighbors! Good, close, crafty friends are a treasure. So, are Happy Birthday hugs in order? If so, consider yourself hugged. congrats on all those Mr. Halloween House wins! Very well deserved! Each time I visited a challenge blog (this morning!:() there he was--grinning! In the spotlight! Anyway, this is just another wonderful card...so well appointed and details out the wazoo! (can you tell it's 2:30 am? Ha, ha!) So pretty; thank you for sharing your talents with us! Hugs! Sara Emily

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sara Emily! I guess I should do a little haunted house hunting, thanks for letting me know! big hugs my sweet friend! :)

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  33. Very beautiful. Love the textures and the layering

    Chrissie x

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  34. So Shabby and gorgeous Pamellia, i love the butterfly and flowers .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  35. Well lucky friend!! This is beautiful and I love those colours!! I actually have that die too ... It's always lovely to see how others use it and your frame is just perfect! Have a good week!

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    1. Thank you so much Ros! I will be watching to see how you use yours! big hugs :)

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  36. I'm dumbfounded yet again at your originality and creativeness, this is another gorgeous card. Lucky friend :)

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  37. Beautiful textures and colours, Pamellia! Your friend must have been overjoyed to receive this beauty! xx

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  38. This is gorgeous Pamellia, you are so clever at combining colours, beautiful texture and details as always.
    Pauline
    x

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  39. Wow this is just amazing... love the whole details to it... I'm sure she was stoked to get this card from you....
    Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge~

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  40. Stunning and full og gorgeous lovliness no wonder your friend loved it who wouldn't -I love the P.papers you make yourself and the bark pieces look so real !!!
    Carol x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Carol! Thank you for all of your lovely comments today, I so appreciate them all! big hugs :)

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  41. This is gorgeous Pamellia! I love the soft peach and green colors and all of your beautiful textures... the embellishment are stunning!!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  42. Hey there you, I'm on a catch-up. Firstly belated birthday greetings, hope you had a fab one. Also, so great that you have a pal in lovely Cec. As for your card, well I just love your trademark shabby style so adore this one. I saw you had a great win with that amazing Halloween house, so we'll deserved. Interesting your tip about putting on ep, wait till paste is dry and then heat for shine. Will definitely try out. Sorry this is garbled, typing on tablet in bed! Nite, nite, Nicola x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Nicola! For the wonderful compliment and for the birthday wishes and for the congratulations! You are such a sweetheart! big hugs :)

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  43. So many Gorgeous yummy layers, Pamellia! Beautiful!

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  44. Wow, Pamellia, this is absolutely STUNNING!! My jaw is dropped in awe...love all the yummy details! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xxoxoxo

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  45. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 53 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  46. Gorgeous Pamellia, so many wonderful details, wow!!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  47. Gorgeous- love the frame and butterflies you made. Wow- the flowers are so beautiful too!

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  48. Oh my goodness, Pamellia!! Cec is going to love this!! It is the perfect combination of delicate beauty and vintage distressed. The composition is perfect. You have a true gift. I can tell you put a little of yourself into everything you create. What a privilege it is to view your lovely art!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Nancy! I do ever so enjoy when you visit! hugs :)

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  49. A really beautiful card, I so love your amazing bark effect! I'm sure your friend must have absolutely loved this!
    Rebecca.

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  50. I am sure Cec loved this card and will treasure it forever, because it's a stunner! So many wonderful details and beautiful colours. Amazing!! Hugs! xx

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    1. Thanks so much Maja! crafty hugs to you :)

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  51. Completely love this and I bet my lovely teamie Cec was thrilled to bits with it too. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny, for all of your lovely comments! hugs :)

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