Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Frilly and Funkie - I'm Part of the Team!!

Hello Everyone!

Today is probably one of the most exciting days for me and I have been just busting at the seams to share the good news with you! I have been invited to join the design team over at the FRILLY AND FUNKIE CHALLENGE BLOG!!

This is a challenge blog that I have been following for a couple of years...long before I started my blog. They were the inspiration behind my very first Tim Holtz purchase, a Vintage Photo distress ink pad. I have learned so much from the amazing artists, past and present who have worked with Linda Coughlin, that when I read the email that the she sent me, inviting me to join the team...I actually stood up and did a happy dance!! It's a dream come true for this small town girl! I'm on top of the world!

The wonderful designers on that team continue to inspire me and I am beyond thrilled to get to work along side the biggest talents out there! Thank you to the entire team for the inspiration, the honour and the warm-hearted welcome!! 2015 just got a whole lot yummier!

OK...so for my first challenge at Frilly and Funkie, the theme is ANYTHING GOES, hosted by the super talented Nicole. I decided to make a winter journal to put all my winter project ideas in. I do hope you will join me in this fun challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!



The strip across the middle is a piece of vellum which I just ripped to get an uneven look. I used some home-made texture paste and Tim Holtz'z Gothic stencil to lay down the pretty pattern. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled it with Tim Holtz Rock Candy dry glitter for a gorgeous shimmer!

The ribbon was hand dyed using Tim Holtz distress ink pads Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood and Bundled Sage.



The silver embellishments were hand made out of crafter's clay and a Wilton fondant mold. I painted them with Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter distress paint and then a layer of Tim Holtz Rock Candy crackle paint. After it dried I highlighted the cracks with some white wash.


The snowflakes were cut from acetate using the Tim Holtz Snow Flurries die. I edged them with my Krylon silver leafing pen, coated them with clear chunky glass glitter and then dabbed on a little Picket Fence distress paint to make it look like snow crystals.



The frame is cut using Sizzix Ornate Frame 2. I splotched on some home made texture paste to make lots of grooves and peaks. I sprayed it with Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter distress spray, dabbed it with Picket Fence distress paint and then covered it with Rock Candy dry glitter. It's much prettier in real life.


The filigree corner started out bronze. I used some Ranger Perfect Medium and Ranger clear embossing powder to cover up the bronze. While the embossed surface was still hot, I sprinkled on some chunky clear glitter and pressed it in for a crystal look.





HOW DID I DO THAT?

- I started with a journal that I picked up during the summer. I carefully removed the cover from the binding
- I used  some Ranger Glue N Seal to apply a crinkled up piece of tissue paper over the entire surface


- I applied two coats of white Gesso and then cut out all of the grooves for the binding

- Using Tim Holtz distress sprays Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage and Brushed Pewter, I spritzed and sprayed - and sprayed and spritzed until I liked how it looked. That Brushed Pewter is so metallic...LOVE IT!!


- I took some homemade texture paste in white and mixed it with some Iced Spruce distress stain to get a matching paste. I think re-inker would work better though...that's going on my wish list for next time!!

- Next I used the Tim Holtz Speckles stencil and the Memory Box Lanthenay and the texture paste to apply a pattern in the bottom and top corners. While the paste was still wet, I covered it with Rock Candy dry glitter

- After that dried, I used some Rock Candy crackle paint around the edges for some extra texture


- I took some white wash (watered down white paint) and covered all of the cracked sections, then a little dabbing of white paint over the glitter to make it look like snow covered ice.

Presto, ready to decorate!!




I am entering my Winter Idea Book into the following fabulous challenges:


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All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique


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.


130 comments:

  1. BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! Well done, they are sooooooo lucky to be getting you! Have BIG fun! Love how you altered the note book. Have a happy New Year, health and happiness! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  2. Big congratulations on your new and well deserved DT place Pamellia, I am really happy for you.
    I love how you have decorated your Winter journal. The icy colours are gorgeous, the textures and details you have added are absolutely stunning.
    Wishing you all the best for a Happy and healthy New Year.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you Sue, for all of your support and wonderful comments this year! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  3. Congratulations on joining Frilly and Funky and well deserved.

    This is stunning and made me think of a beautiful wedding dress--not sure why :)

    Happy 2015

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks Chrissie! Now that you mention it, it does sort of remind me of a wedding dress or one of those gowns Miss America would wear! ha! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  4. Gorgeous frosty piece, with fab embellishments and as always wonderful layout! You shouldn't have been surprised Pamellia! You are the perfect fit for the Frillies....look,forward to seeing your inspiration as ever. Nikki xxx

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    1. Thank you Nikki, for all of the kind comments this year and for my gorgeous tag! I will treasure it forever! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  5. A big congratulation hug to you dear Pamellia. You are the BEST!
    Wish you all the very best for 2015,
    Love xx
    Sirkka

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    1. Thank you Sirkkis! Here is to another year filled with fun and crafts!! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  6. I love it!!! SO pleased you have joined us Pamellia and what a beautiful way to start. The mix of textures and shimmer go to making this such a special journal. Looking forward to spending 2015 with you!!! Happy New Year. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny! I can't tell you how honoured and excited I am to be a Frilly gal, what a rush! I look forward to many wonderful crafting creations side by side with you! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  7. Big congratulations Pamellia, and what a great start project, fantastic! Many thanks for this wonderful inspiration and explanations. Happy New Year! Hugs, Kerstin

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    1. Thank you so much Kerstin! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  8. Frosty, frilly and fabulous! Big congrats to you and Frilly and Funkie for having you on the team! Have a wonderful New Year's eve! Big hugs, Chrisx ps I'll answer your query on Saturday - away with grandchildren at the moment!!x

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    1. Thank you so much Chris, for this and all of the wonderful comments you took the time to leave me this year! May 2015 be filled with all the things you love! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  9. Congratulations Pamellia...a well-deserved nod. You create such beautiful pieces. I look forward to seeing your creations on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog. Your winter journal is lovely. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much Kimberly! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  10. Big congrats on making the DT they should be so honoured to have you as you always come up with stunning creations each and every time
    and this is another one wow love it so much detail just stunning have a lovely new year and I wish you a very crafty and creative one
    Jacki

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    1. Thanks so much Jacki, and thank you for always dropping in and leaving such lovely comments this past year! Wishing you and yours a HAPPY NEW YEAR! hugs :)

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  11. OMG girlfiend!!!! HUMANGOUS CONGRATS on the DT spot! This is just tooo exciting!! I am soooo happy for you! YAY!
    OK now let's get back to the masterpiece you created: ABSOLUTELY & POSITIVELY the most gorgeous journal I have ever seen!!! I had to pick up my jaw off the ground! Thank you so very much for the tutorial! I might try making a background for a card one I get all the materials needed, since I don't have anything other than home made texture that you taught me how to make. :) I keep going back to look at it some more and trying to decide what is my favorite thing on it, and I have to say EVERYTHING!!! I definitely have to get that damask stencil, since I loooooooooooove anything damask!! I am sooo happy for you and your new adventure! Have fun! Happy New Year my friend!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much my dear friend! I thank you for all of the wonderful and encouraging words that you left me this year! Your support has meant so much to me, and brought a smile to my face on even the darkest of days! I look forward to getting to know you better in 2015! May you and your hubby have a fabulous New Years and a year filled with everything you deserve and more! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU! hugs :)

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  12. Wow,congrats again my lovely Pamellia,any challenge blog with you on it is going far ;)

    This is wonderful, I wished I lived near you.....I have a journal cover that needs altering too!

    Have a brilliant 2015
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Donna, for this and all of the encouraging comments you have left for me! I always look forward to hearing from you!! HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU AND YOURS! Here's to another fun filled year full of laughter and crafting! hugs :)

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  13. Happy New Year from Australia, it is now 2015 let's hope for a better year. Love the creation Pamellia, as always,and the style and gorgeous colours...congrats on you newest post.xxxx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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    1. Wow, you are a whole day ahead of me, so weird! Well, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU Annie! big hugs :)

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  14. Congratulations and welcome to the team my friend. You are going to be such an inspirational addition. Your first piece is stunning. I love the cool colour palette (fitting for the cool temps outside), the wonderful texture and of course all the glitter. This has to be one of the best journal transformations I have ever seen. You better write something really special on the pages inside :)
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. You are so sweet Cec, thank you so much! I feel very lucky to get work along side you and the other gals, what an amazing year this is going to be!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU MY FRIEND! big hugs :)

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  15. Congratulations Pamellia, a very well deserved DT post. Such a gorgeous and stunning journal cover, so many techniques and fabulous effects make it look so frosty and wintry. Thanks for the tutorial at the end too.
    Hope you continue to have a fabulous 2015!
    Lorraine

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    1. Thank you very much Lorraine! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  16. Congrats Pamellia! So well deserved! Your project is beautiful! Love all the texture, shimmer and shine! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks so much Mona! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! big hugs :)

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  17. I see, I see - you will be a very busy lady in 2015! And the invite to their DT is so very well deserved! Congrats! Happy New Year and all the best for 2015 to you too!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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    1. Thanks Claudia!! I don't mind being busy with good stuff! lol HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  18. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS Pamellia, two new DT's for 2015 you really deserve to be on them as every project you undertake is full of attention to detail, wonderful textures and the most amazing colour combinations.

    Looking forward to you posts and more of your inspiration in 2015, again congratulations :-) xxx

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    1. That is so sweet! Thank you so much Mo! HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  19. YAY!!!! Clapping and doing a happy dance for you...as well as this FABULOUS tutorial!!! I really need to get busy and try out some of your techniques....you are such a FABULOUS creator and teacher dear Pamellia!!! Congrats on your new DT position...they are SO LUCKY to have you on their team!!! STUPENDOUS journal!! Happy New Year!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Aahhh, what an amazing compliment! Thank you so much Beth, for this and for all of the wonderful comments full of support and praise! You really make me smile! HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  20. First of all - CONGRATULATIONS!!! :D

    I've always wanted to do this - alter a journal like this (you know, with coats of gesso, texture and not just by glueing some pieces of patterned paper over the covers). And now I know how!!!! You are brilliant, my friend. Bri-lli-ant! I'm SO happy I met you in the Blogland. Not only you are amazing artist, who inspires me to try new things and challenges me to step out of my comfort zone, you are also one super sweet and amazing person. Love ya girl! :D I've already learned so much from you in these last couple of months and I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for the next year. More fabulous things, this I am sure of.

    Thank you for all the smiles you brought to my face in 2014, for all the sweet and encouraging comments you left on my blog, for making me step out of my comfort zone, for all the inspiration and most important - for your friendship.

    I am wishing you a wonderful New Year. May 2015 be filled with sparkle, (crafty) adventures, giggles, magical moments and happiness. I wish you all the best. Happy New Year!!!

    Big hugs to you!!! :D xx

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    1. Wow Maja! If I had a magic lamp, I would rub it and wish to teleport to your house right now so I could give you a big huge bear hug!!! I was really choked up reading that amazing comment! I'm just so honoured that you find inspiration in my work! Thank you for always being here to support me and give me encouragement, I'm just so glad to have 'met' you! Here's to 2015 being filled with lots more laughter and crafts!! HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DEAR FRIEND! big hugs :)

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    2. Oh please, find that magic lamp. I've been searching high or low for it, but it's not at this part of the world. Maybe it's over there ... ;)
      Cheers to 2015! :) Will definitely see you around - maybe not in person (at least not this year), but definitely in Blogland. I'm looking forward to see your new creations!
      Hugs! xx

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  21. Huge Congratulations Pamellia, I think this is the perfect team for you!
    Your journal is stunning, such beautiful winter colours and fabulous techniques. The texture and sparkle is gorgeous and your attention to detail is outstanding as always.
    Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year.
    Pauline
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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!! hugs :)

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  22. This is really beyond amazing, Pamellia. I love how you carefully build up your wonderful layers. The icy look you achieve is nothing short of miraculous. This is an absolute feast for the eyes. I would love to try something like this, but i know I could never get your beautiful results. I am so thrilled and grateful that you said yes to joining Frilly and Funkie. We are all so delighted to have you on our team! Wishing you all the best in 2015!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Wow Linda, that is quite the compliment coming from such an amazingly talented artist such as you!! I'm just so honoured you invited me to be a part of the family, it's a dream come true!! Wishing you a year full of love, laughter and lots of crafting! HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  23. Pamellia, I am thrilled and excited for you! Huge congratulations and so well deserved. You really do suit the Frilly team so well with your wonderful style and amazing talent. I look forward to seeing what you create in 2015. Wishing you all the very best for 2015! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! Here's to another year full of wonderful crafts and lots of cheer! HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  24. WOW WOW WOW!!!! This is gorgeous! What a beautiful notebook!!! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create this week!
    Hugs,
    Chris - DT

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  25. Congratulations on your new DT post soo very well deserved.Stunning book cover great tutorial and fantastic step by step,love all the amazing layers of texture and embellishments.I am definitely going to try some of your effects in the new year ,love all the beautiful icy effect -just amazing just STUNNING-best wishes for a Happy New Year
    Carol

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Carol! I can't wait to see what you make, I know it will be gorgeous!! Cheers! HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  26. Congratulations again on your second lot of good news. How did you keep this all a secret.
    Its a gorgeous alteration, your book looks stunning.
    Yvonne xx
    Happy New Year Wishes to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you Yvonne! I was busting at the seams, I hate not being able to share good news, thank goodness the cat's out of the bag now!! ha! HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  27. Hi Pamellia
    Well done you and big congratulations. . . . . . .is that the lingerie blog lol?
    Seriously, you're going to be one busy girl so this divine notebook is going to be well used. It looks like a real work of art.
    Wishing you and yours every happiness for 2015.
    Ang x

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    1. Thank you so much Ang!! Thank you for always making me giggle with your witty comments, it's such a great way to start my day!! Here's to another fabulous year of crafting and laughter! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS! big hugs :)

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  28. Happy New Year Pamellia. This is gorgeous. A big congrats for your dt position. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sherryn and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! big hugs :)

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  29. Oh, My Gosh, Pamellia! I'm so over the moon happy for YOU! I, had to get up and do a happy dance for you, as I know how very excited you must have been to get that awesome e-mail welcoming you to the team at Frilly and Funkie! They couldn't have picked a better, more talented designer for their awesome team of talented ladies! Thank you for all your inspiration so far, and I'm certainly looking forward to a great 2015! By the way, when you said you had good news before Christmas, this is exactly what I thought it would be! Was a little surprised by your last good news!

    About this lovely journal...yummy is my initial response. More time to drink it in is my second...I just wanted to congratulate you, and I'll be back again to have a look! Have to go have a Happy New Year! And a wonderful New Year's Eve to you and your husband! Great big hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara! You sure know how to make a girl blush! I actually DID get up and do a little happy dance, no lie!! And it'e me who should be thanking you for all the inspiration! I can't wait to see what you come up with in 2015! Here's to another year of fun and laughter!! HAPPY NEW YEAR! big hugs :)

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  30. Congrats Pamellia ... I'm so happy for you!! :) And LOVE your journal. Your designs continue to amaze me ... this is jaw-dropping gorgeous! Happy New Year! Loll xx

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    1. Thank you so much Loll!! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! big hugs :)

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  31. So shabby and chic. I love it! I think you are perfect for the Frilly side of this design team. I wondered who would snatch you up as their designer, you are so talented. Congratulations to you and Frilly and Funkie! Hope your new year is filled with what you dream of.

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    1. How sweet Marci! Thank you so much for always leaving such wonderful comments! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! big hugs :)

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  32. This journal is really awesome Pamellia. Congratulations on you new DT membership. I wish you a lot of creation fun. Hugs, Veerle

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    1. Thank you so much Veerle! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! big hugs :)

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  33. Brilliantly made creation and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at Crafting For All Season this time.
    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie
    {Crafting For All Seasons DT Member}

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  34. SIGH! you've done it again - made me sit for ages looking at this piece of art. Have to admit it is starting to look like something I could do - Nah! don't think so, but I love love love what you do.

    Congratulations on your DT appointment. Who wouldn't want you?

    Happy New Year
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    1. Aahhh, what a wonderful thing to say!! Thank you so much Faith! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! big hugs :)

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  35. Oh so GORGEOUS! Pamellia, incredibly beautiful in every detail. I cannot thank you enough for having taken the time to show how you accomplished your amazing work of art. Right down to those beautiful little jewelry beads. The textures you created, and the items which are repurposed make me want to do something similar! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks, too, for following my little blog. hugs, de

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    1. Thank you so much Donna, what a wonderful comment!! I look forward to getting to know you better in the upcoming year! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! big hugs :)

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  36. Absolutely FABULOUS news, Pamellia!! :) :) I LOVE Frilly & Funkie, too--this is a challenge blog that I 'use' for inspiration and major ideas!! All of the DT members are wonderful and I love Linda, too!! I may be a bit jealous that you get to 'work' with Linda here at Frilly & Funkie along with Jenny and Sue and Cec and Nicole and Nancy!! Fabulous Team--You are a perfect fit with your frilly & funky designs!! Just Fabulous!!! BIG CONGRATS!! What a way to start the year!!
    Now--this darling altered journal--AWESOME!! I love all of the wonderful texture and the monochromatic color scheme and all of the glittery goodness!! It's beautiful--I'd be afraid to use it :) LOL!!
    Congratulations again!! I can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations in 2015 :) XOXO-Shari

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much Shari! I agree with you about Frilly and Funkie and I still can't believe I'm actually on the design team!! What a rush!! Thanks again teamie!! hugs :)

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  37. This is GORGEOUS Pamellia!! I love the colors and fabulous textures, stunning sparkle too! A big congrats on your new DT... can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy, for this and all of your wonderful comments this year!! big hugs :)

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  38. Many congratulations Pamellia! Your altered journal is superb and I love all the texture that you've achieved - it's beautiful.
    Juliaxx

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  39. Pamellia, you are starting the new year off with such amazing news! Another team truly blessed to have you aboard... and I hope you realize that just as those talented artists inspire you so deeply, so do you inspire US! :o) This project is one of my favorites from you!!! I've had it on my heart the past few months to alter a journal and seeing this has excited me even more. You've captured wintry beauty to perfection! Every layer is spectacular, every element so dreamy. I love the texture paste work and all of the accents you made and incorporated. This is truly breathtaking, right down to the sparkly snowflakes. Exquisite design and execution, my talented friend! I look forward to seeing the brilliance you have in store for us this year! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Karen! You have lifted my spirits with your kind words as you always do! Kindness is contagious after all! Big hugs and smiles to you :)

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  40. Huge congratulations on your new DT position! I'm sure everyone who visits your blog leaves feeling as full of inspiration as I do and you will be a fantastic addition to the team! Your journal is absolutely beautiful - you never fail to amaze me with the gorgeous textures you create!
    Rebecca.
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    1. You are such a sweetheart Rebecca! Thank you so much for always being such a supportive and kind friend! big hugs and smiles to you :)

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  41. Wow, 'm saying congratulations twice in a week to you Pamellia and so well deserved it is too! I'm so pleased I found your blog a few months ago, because every project is so inspiring! This creation is stunning, every frosted detail, happy 2015, so looking forward to your future creations, hugs Carole Z X

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    1. Thanks so much Carole! True, busy week for me, ha!! I so look forward to getting to know you better in 2015, I'm so glad we found each other! big hugs :)

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  42. Pamellia,
    I've had LOTS of looks at this amazing journal cover, and each time my jaw just drops! Your amazing creative brain must just throb with all the ideas you have stashed in there! And you have let so many of them out on this one single piece!

    Ok, so I've made a hundred of these little snowflakes for my friend's store, with the Diamond Dust, but you have taken it two more steps by adding the silver pen and white paint to make them, oh so icy! Fabulous! And that background with the gazillion layers is just icy/snowy PERFECTION! Mother nature could not make snow and ice look prettier! And I've just used vellum on a card, but would have never in a million years thought to use texture paste on it! Wow, what an impact! I am making another card just like it for someone else, and I'm definitely going with the texture paste to make my trees stand out! Thank you for all this fabulous inspiration, my crafty, talented friend! I seriously know of no one so diverse in her skills and talents as you! Your and your work are treasures! BIG hugs!!

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    1. C A N ' T F I T H E A D T H R O U G H D O O R ! ! !

      Wow Sara, you really know how to butter a girl up! What a wonderful and generous amount of praise you bestow on me considering it is I who am inspired by you all the time! Thank you so much for always lifting my spirits and motivating me to excel in all areas of crafting! What a wonderful friend you are!! until next time, big hugs :)

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  43. Fabulous Pamellia!!!! You sure rock the Mixed Media!!! Happy New Year to you !!and thanks for the technique how to!!

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    1. Thank you so much Charlene! Happy New Year to you too!! big hugs :)

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  44. Oh my goodness - big congrats for being on the team - a perfect match for your creative skills Pamellia! this book looks FROZEN (in a good way!!) - like your fingers would stick to it if you touched it - wonderful layering and techniques - thanks for showing how you did it....

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    1. Thank you so much Julia, I love that description...frozen...tee hee! big hugs :)

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  45. Major congratulations Pamellia!!! I reckon 2015 will be fa fantastic year for you and I'm so pleased for your incredibly beautiful creations to now have a greater 'display platform'. F&F is such a terrific fit for your gorgeous style, delighted you are playing in the big league with the other uber talented ladies there.

    This journal alteration is totally sublime! Honestly, your skill and artistry is to die for. A very very hapy 2015 to you. You sure are off to a rockin' start. Warmest wishes, Nicola xx

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    1. You are just so sweet Nicola! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments you took the time to leave this year! I appreciate every one!! Here's to 2015 being filled with love, laughter and lots of crafting! Good health to you my friend :)

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  46. Wow, your journal is so beautiful, I love it. Congrats, on being on the new team, that is exciting. I have always loved Linda's work.

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    1. Thanks so much Shirley! They are all so talented over there, I still can't believe I get to craft along side of them! Pinch me! big hugs :)

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  47. One more time congratulations! The journal is beautiful! I Love the textures and frosty effect. Simply gorgeous! Big hug, Justyna xxx

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  48. Oh wow, more exciting news. Many congratulations on joining the DT for The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog,well done.

    This amazing notebook looks like it came straight off the telephone table belonging to the The Ice Queen, it s so gorgeous. Once again, a big thank you for showing us exactly how you made it.

    Dionne xx

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    1. I love that description, The Ice Queen, HA!! Thanks so much Dionne! big hugs :)

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  49. PS Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dx

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  50. Congratulations, so well deserved as your work is inspirational. I am taking heart from the fact that my first Tim Holtz purchase was also Vintage Photo! Fabulous and stylish notebook transformation. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  51. Absolutely Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.
    Hugs'
    Jackie ~ LTC owner

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  52. Missed this news - how completely fantastic, and what a perfect fit! You're going to have a busy year. And what a stunning contribution to kick it all off. Congratulations!!
    Alison xx

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  53. Hi Pamellia, I just popped back to say thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
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  54. Hi Pamellia, this is an amazing piece. Your work is perfect for Frilly and Funkie, they are lucky to have you.
    Thanks for the visit too. Happy crafty week, Angela x

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  55. So beautiful!
    I love the new look of the cover!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

    And a happy new year :)

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  56. Great project! Absolutely STUNNING! Thanks for joining us at CFAS....and Happy New Year!
    Hugs
    Fiona DT x

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  57. Oh my goodness Pamellia, what an amazing start to the year for you. Looking forward to seeing your creations for Frilly and Funkie too and so well deserved. Love your work.
    Julie x

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  58. Sorry it's taken me awhile to pop by... and scroll to the bottom of your comment list! Congrats on being on the team. I'm so new myself but I can say they are all amazing!

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  59. Hi there Pamellia~~OMG I am so very happy for your new DT position!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!! They are so lucky to have you on the TEAM!!! This notebook is BRILLIANT!!! I love altering notebooks and am going have to give the texture paste a try someday!!:) Thanks for your inspirationa and So happy you joined in the fun snowflakes and ribbon challenge at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck!!
    Big Hugs

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Mary Lou, for the lovely comment and for the congratulations! Happy New Years hugs to you and yours! :)

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  60. Pamellia, big congratulations for being one of the fabulous team members at Frilly and Funkie! Linda is wonderful and the DT is always so supportive. I loved my time there and you will as well. I can see why Linda would have invited you to join as your work is amazing! I love this frosty treat for the eyes and watching the transformation is amazing! Happy New Year!

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    1. Wow Terry, what a kind and wonderful compliment coming from such a talented artist like you! Thank you so much for popping in!! big hugs and smiles :)

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  61. Hello! Niki here, aka Doc. This piece has so many layers and fabulous depth. You used many techniques and I applaud the work that went into this luscious piece. Love the silver and sparkle! Congrats on joining Frilly and Funkie, one of my favorite challenge blogs. ~Niki

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  62. Pamellia,
    Your winter journal is a shabbylicious confection! I love the monochromatic palette and the embossing on vellum with the Tim Holtz stencil, just to name a couple of the fabulous design elements you've used! As always, I keep coming back to look at your pictures!! I'm sooooooooo happy we're teamies!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Nancy! I still can't believe we get to craft together, someone pinch me!! hugs :)

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  63. incredibly beautiful album. All the details are excellent and so refined. I like this winter - ice climate. Thank you for your instruction, but I'm not able to match your work. I love it.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  64. Hi Pamellia

    This is just to let you know that you have been placed in the Crafty Boots 'Winter Wonderland' Challenge. Many congratulations.

    We are offering the winner and runners up of this challenge Guest Design Team spots for our 16 February challenge. I suspect I know what you are going to say but please contact me on CraftyBootsDT@gmx.co.uk if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

    Don't forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

    Kindest regards.

    Dionne

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    1. Aahhh, thanks for letting me know Dionne! How exciting! I give send you an email as soon as I can find a minute. Hugs :)

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