Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Try it on Tuesday - Christmas is Coming

Hello Everyone!

Day two of vacation with my Mom. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped in and left a comment yesterday. I really appreciate you doing so, even when I haven't had a chance to visit you this week! What a wonderful and loyal group of crafters you are! I promise to visit everyone this weekend after my Mom leaves, until then, I am signing off! Many thanks and wishes to all of you, have a fabulous week! hugs :)

PS...You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find popsicle sticks in this city in the winter time!! GEEZ!

It's time for another fantastic challenge at Try it on Tuesday! Thank you to everyone who entered our Home Made / Handmade Gifts challenge, there were so many gorgeous projects, it was really hard to choose favourites!

This time around our theme is a simple one...CHRISTMAS IS COMING. I hope to see you all there!



This card is pretty simple, not too much to explain. The wood planks are cut from heavy card stock, painted and treated with a home made crackle paint technique using DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic paints Tropical Blue and White. I topped off the planks with some White Liquid Applique (cool stuff...it puffs up when you heat it).


The sentiment is from a Joy Crafts stamp set Happy Holidays.

I made the round embellishment with a music note stamp and Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers. I punched it out with a circle punch, edged it with Gathered Twigs and popped an epoxy sticker on it to give it a glossy dome look.



The pine branch was done with a Cheery Lynn Cutie Fringe II die and the cinnamon sticks are made from Kraft card stock and distressed with some Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs.



I am entering my Christmas 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.


124 comments:

  1. Beautiful card as always Pamellia. Have a wonderful time with your Mom, we will still be here next week lol! Cannot believe you cannot get popsicle sticks!!! Enjoy

    Love & hugs

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

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    1. Thanks so much Jacquie! I finally found popsicle sticks at Michaels for $12.00, then the very next day, I found them at a discount store for $2.00...that will teach me a lesson! Next time, I go to all of the discount stores first!!! ha! big hugs my friend! :)

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  2. Can there be anything simple at all??? This is such a beauty...so cool and icy Pamellia. Loved those planks and rolled cinnamon's! You seem be doing great stuff with your mom around! Have fun. Hugs and have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thanks so much Rupa! I had a fantastic week, so sad it's over now! Have to get crafting to keep my mind occupied! hugs :)

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  3. Delightful viewing as always Pamellia....love the background pine cones too. Enjoy and cherish the time you have with your mum.xxx
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Thank you so much Annie! I hope you had a wonderful week! hugs :)

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  4. Oh my goodness Pamellia, I am pretty much speechless again! This is absolutely positively the most beautiful Christmas Card I have seen, probably will be until your next project where you top off the previous one...that is how it goes with you...each projects has such a special touch and intricacy that simply blows my mind! The planks are my favorite, but everything else just fits perfectly with them of course! This is me being speechless, you know...Anyways have fun and see you on the dance floor later...Hugs :) Samra

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    1. Thanks so much Samra! Had such a great week, now I start my count-down until next year! HA! big hugs my friend! :)

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  5. Fabulous Christmas card! Love the great textures and embellishments.
    Mar x

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  6. Super gorgeous, Pamellia! What a beautiful colour of blue and as always your embellishments manage to look so incredibly organic! Have a wonderful time with your beloved mum! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Jane! Had a great week, hope you did too! big hugs :)

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  7. I like the rustic look of this card. It's very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  8. Such a beautiful card! I love it and may have to give it a try. Just so pretty.
    Hugz, Z

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  9. Beautiful Shabby card Pamellia and don't you worry about falling behind with our blogs. Time with your mum is precious and more important. Hope she liked her gifts from you.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! She loved her presents, lots of tissues were required! Hope you had a great week! big hugs :)

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  10. Another stunning creation Pamellia. Your design is wonderful, I love the colours and such gorgeous detailing too.
    Enjoy your special time with your lovely mom.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, I had such a wonderful time! big hugs :)

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  11. Gorgeous shabby chic project, awesome additions.
    Yvonne x

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  12. Hmmm, there are many different words that you could use to describr this card, but simple is definitely not the one I would choose. Rather gorgeous or beautiful or fabulous or ... I think you get the idea. ;) You sure know how to get the best of your dies. Amazing card!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. lol, thank you my friend! big crafty hugs :)

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  13. This is magical with wonderful colours and textures

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you very much Chrissie! Hope you had a great week! hugs :)

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  14. This is a wonderful piece, Sweetie, love everything about it. GREAT! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie! I look forward to getting back to our morning walks together...tee hee! big hugs :)

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  15. Gorgeous project. Love the embellishment.
    Thanks for joining our Color Inspired Challenge at Love to Create. Good Luck!

    Kitty
    LTC DT

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  16. Oh Pamellia! You've disappointed me….I was imagining a scented card! Really, I'm so impressed that your pine and cinnamon isn't real! This is a beautiful card - love stuff that puffs up when heated! Trust that you are enjoying your special time with your Mom! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. It's so funny you said that Chris, when I was shopping, I tried to find a cinnamon or Christmas scented spray, so I could spritz my cards this year, but I couldn't find anything suitable! Thanks so much my friend, see you in blog land very soon! hugs :)

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  17. Panmellia....Your Christmas card is absolutely gorgeous! I so love dimension on things and you've really created such a spendid dimensional beauty here. The corrugated background topped with those gorgeous frosty blue crackled slats and then topped off with the "cinnamon sticks", berries, pinecones and that sweet crinkly bow is just beautiful. I can almost smell Christmas in the air when looking at your card. I also wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I so appreciate it! Enjoy your visit with your Mom! <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you so much Candy, what a wonderful compliment! I had a fabulous time with my Mom! big hugs :)

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  18. Enjoy the time with your Mum. This is a wonderful creation - the crackled wood panels are amazing and all the additional elements. Nikki xx

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    1. Thanks so much Nikki! I hope you had a wonderful week! hugs :)

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  19. Love how you always make your wood planks look like real wood planks, your embellishments are gorgeous too - stunning work, as always! Have a lovely week with your Mum. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you very much Anne! I had a fabulous week, although it ended way too soon! big hugs :)

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  20. Hope you are enjoying some quality time with your mum. Gorgwlus card as always, love the planks and how you used the liquid appliqué , looks wonderful, beautiful design. Tracy x

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    1. Thanks Tracy! Mom and I had a fun time crafting and shopping, can't go wrong with that combo! Ha! big hugs :)

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  21. beautiful card/project! love the cluster of items tied with the bow - and your wonderful blue planks - so wonderfully textured and snowed!! Have a great time with your mum!

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    1. Thank you so much Julia, for all of your lovely comments! big hugs :)

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  22. Fabulous creation, great design, thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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  23. What an amazing card. I just love that background. Have a fun time with your Mum xx

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  24. Another wonder of the world card Pamellia,this one is so beautifully shabby. Glad you are having a brilliant time with your mum :)

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  25. This is stunning, I love the colours and your cool planking effect, all the little bits of 'snow' and the clever embellishments - like the pine fringe and the cinnamon sticks.

    Thank you for yet another how to lesson - I just hope I can remember all of these tips (perhaps you should write a book).

    Dionne x

    PS Have a fabulous time with your mom.

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    1. Thanks so much Dionne! Don't mention that book idea to my husband, he thinks I should write a book too! I think I will leave the book writing to Tim Holtz and Martha Stewart. big hugs my friend! :)

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  26. Oh my word Pamellia this is GROGEOUS!! I love the muted aqua planks on the corrugated cardboard...it makes the red bow simply pop!! Another STUNNER my dear crafty friend!! Enjoy the rest of you week with your Mom!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Thank you very kindly Beth! I hope you had a wonderful week! big hugs :)

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  27. This is beautiful Pamellia, love the colours and details, hugs Carole Z XX

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  28. Loving your card the ice and frost is just perfect , have a great time with Mom.
    Elaine H X

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  29. You know what ... This has to be one of my favourite cards! I adore just about everything you do but there is something about this card that makes me sigh ... Stunning!!

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    1. Aahhh, what a wonderful compliment from such a talented artist! Thank you so much Ros! big hugs :)

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  30. a very pretty card with all your embellies, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge and hope to see you again
    Tilly

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  31. A lovely project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "winter” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Allways Something Creative)

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  32. Pamellia, I'm delighted to hear you're focusing your attention on your precious mom and this special visit! I am trying very hard to get things done early so I can do the same for Christmas... but I am already so behind, so I may need to tap into a simpler side. :/ Anyway, it is the love that goes into a project that makes it beautiful, whether there were days available or mere hours! Guess what I always see in your masterpieces? Yep, LOVE! A love for crafting and the sparkling love in your heart. This Christmas card is stunning and I truly adore each handmade detail. The wood planks are so beautiful in blue and I love your cinnamon sticks! What a fabulous idea! The flowy ribbon, puffy snow, and sweet little extras whisk us away to a dreamy white Christmas indeed. Thank you for always filling my days with beauty. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Wow Karen, you just whisked me away with all of your generous praise! Thank you so much for your kind words, you always lift my spirits when you visit! I hope you had a great week and got some things checked off of your list! big hugs my friend! :)

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  33. Stunning as always Pamellia, so may fabulous touches and the detail is amazing. Have a fab time with your Mum :-) xxx

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    1. Thank you so very much Mo! Had a fab week! hugs :)

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  34. Stunning card Pamellia. Love the textures and gorgeous details.
    Have a great time with your Mum
    Avril xx

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  35. What a beauty. You sure know how to make masterpieces.

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  36. Hi Pamellia, that is gorgeous I love those embellishments and colours! Have a great weekend, hugs Justyna xxx

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    1. Thank you Justyna, I hope you had a great week! Will drop in on you soon, big hugs :)

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  37. This card is exquisite, my dear friend! I missed seeing your gorgeous work.... I've been working like mad, spent hours talking to paramedics and at the local a & e last night after chloe hurt herself on a head and slept for about 4 hours... so tired I'm falling asleep typing... off to do a couple more things and need to go to bed. I will be visiting again at the weekend! Miss you! Big hugs,
    ingrid xxx

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    1. also... thank you for joining our Winter challenge at the Crafty Catz! Defo my fav ;) xxx

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    2. OK, super worried, heading to my email to see if Chloe is ok!

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    3. Sorry, I forgot to say Thank you for your wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  38. so gorgeous pamellia.really love the snow effect and the details and textures are amazing ;D

    xx coops xx

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    1. Thank you so much Coops! Can't wait to see what amazing creations you made this week, see you soon! hugs :)

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  39. Thanks for joining us at allsorts x

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  40. Pamellia, This is just so wonderful to look at! I love allthose natural details--the cinnamon sticks, those famous pine branches (love those), the SNOW--it looks so real! the corner and music note embellishments are perfect...just gorgeous all around! So happy you are getting this precious time with your Mom. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara, I look forward to catching up with you! big hugs :)

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  41. Oh wow, I'm so impressed that the cinnamon sticks are made of Kraft card - they look so real! A beautiful creation, as always :)
    Rebecca.
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! I really wanted to spray them so they smelled real, but I couldn't find anything with a nice scent in a spray. Oh well, hope you had a great week! hugs :)

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  42. Hi Pamellia,
    such a very beautiful and lovely wintery make.
    This is so fantastic.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny! Much appreciated! hugs :)

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  43. Hi Pamellia
    Have no idea how I missed commenting on this beauty. The cinnamon looks real! Its a vision of frosty loveliness.
    Hope you're having fun with your Mum.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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    1. Thanks so much Ang! I had a wonderful week, hope you did too! big hugs :)

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  44. Beautiful, Winter Card! It shows elements of your style Pamellia! Beautiful, old boards sprinkled with frost and snow! Everything is complemented by a beautiful, festive bouquet! Wonderful !!!
    Hugs :)
    Max

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    1. Thank you so much Max! What a sweetheart! hugs :)

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  45. Fabulous card, great wintery design!
    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

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    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~
    http://akstamping.blogspot.com

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  46. Wonderful festive winter art work, I like it very much.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiration,
    Hugs Anja

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    1. Thank you Anja, that is very sweet! hugs :)

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  47. This is so gorgeous - such frosty wintry colours, and those weathered planks look fabulous. A treat of a card.
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you Alison, for all of your wonderful comments! hugs :)

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  48. Hi there, popped in from "someone's" blog.
    Wow! am I glad I did, what a fantastic project, love, love, love it.
    Those lovely frosty planks are amazing.
    Enjoy every moment with your mom.

    Patricia x

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    1. Thank you so much Patricia and thank "someone" for me too! big hugs :)

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  49. WOW! What an awesome card! Love all of the textures and design! Thank you for joining our "Color Inspired" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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  50. This is absolutely gorgeous Pamellia! I love how you've created the wood planks and your cinnamon sticks are amazing... so many beautiful details!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  51. Wow- made from popsicle sticks? This is just beautiful! LOVE!

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  52. Gorgeousness overload! It is always such a treat to come over to see what amazing project you've created. I love everything about this. The colors are dreamy. All that texture - wow. My "favoritest" part? That super sentiment in that lovely font! Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much Maria! :)

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  53. Gorgeous card!! have fun with your Mom!!

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  54. This is just a stunner, so gorgeous. Who would have thought of such a great idea. You certainly did.
    Thank you for paying along with the Simply Create Too challenge no. 75, Snow, Snow, Snow/Use White. We hope you'll join us again next year when we have lots of new challenges planned. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

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    1. Thank you so much Erica! Merry Christmas to you too! hugs :)

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  55. HI Pamellia, I thought I had already commented but can't see it here :)...this is stunning! All the details and colours are simply beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

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  56. Just having a catch up and will be back later-your card is absolutely stunning and where on earth did you get simple from??? I love the embellishments and great idea for the cinnamon sticks,love the snow and those planks ---a brilliant effect and i so agree with your husband and an earlier comment you need to write a book a definite best seller
    carol x

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    1. Aahhh, that is so sweet! Thank you so much Carol! big hugs :)

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