Saturday, December 20, 2014

Traditional Holiday Wishes - Chalkboard Sentiment

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone is all ready for Christmas, only 5 sleeps left! I love visiting with friends and family during the holidays, everyone has twinkling lights and big bows everywhere. All the stories, the laughter, the hugs...what's not to love about that!

Last weekend, I had the honour of visiting with my good friend Cec (CW Card Creations) and her hubby at their lovely home not far from me. Her Christmas tree was to die for and so was her cooking...YUMMY! She is an amazing woman and was such a lovely hostess to boot! Anyway, this is the card that I made for them.



For the background I stamped some snowflakes from BoBunny with white pigment ink and then used my homemade glitter texture paste and a Crafter's Workshop Quatrefoil stencil to lay down the iridescent pattern...so sparkly!


The grey panel was stamped using Impression Obsession background stamp Damask. The snowflake is from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment and sign are from BoBunny. I embossed them with white embossing powder on black card stock. I fussy cut it out and then used the chalkboard technique to rough it up a bit.


The little iridescent fabric snowflakes were a gift from my Mom when she was here in November. Aren't they pretty!


The tag was stamped with Impression Obsession Swirl background stamp using Ranger Archival ink Watering Can. The striped stamp is from Rubbernecker and stamped using Ranger Archival ink Vermillion. I also added some glitter stripes with Stickles Stardust.


The holly leaves are from Prickley Pear, the pine branch is from Marianne Designs, the white sprigs are from Die-Namites and the red sprigs are from W Plus 9. I added lots of DecoArt snow and topped it all off with some Glamour Dust.


I am entering 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.


114 comments:

  1. Morning Pamellia,

    Blogger is up to his tricks again today and I am not seeing photos, but your reputation proceeds you and I know this will be another stunning creation.

    I have family starting to arrive shortly for the holidays so my blogging time is going to be limited so in case I don't get by beforehand again want to wish you a Happy Christmas and thank you for your friendship and inspiration.

    B x

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    1. So sweet, thanks Brenda! Happy Holidays to you and your family! :)

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  2. Beautiful card Pamellia this is the sweetest to give to your lovely friends..great colours and design.xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  3. Beautiful card Pamallia, I like the chalk board sentiment the design and the colours
    Kevin xx

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  4. Awww - thanks for the kind words. We will definitely do it again because we enjoyed having you and meeting your DH. This glorious card is still sitting in a place of honour and has already been admired by other friends who thought I had made it. For a split second I thought I might take credit - lol. I couldn't do that though and had to fess up and then show her my birthday card.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Hahaha, you make me laugh my friend! Looking forward to the New Year so we can have another wonderful visit! holiday hugs to you and hubby :)

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  5. Well lucky friend! Your card is stunning! Love the red and the chalkboard effect ... I use the same glitter and it's everywhere this time of year!!

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    1. Hahaha, hilarious that you said that. My hubby is always giving me grief because our two little dogs are always covered in glitter this time of year! I keep telling him that they like being shimmery!! HA!! Thanks Ros, and happy holidays to you :)

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  6. Fantastic card, Pamellia, love the colours and glitter and - love it all! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you so very much Valerie! Happy Birthday by the way! holiday hugs :)

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  7. Gorgeous card, Pamellia. Love the combination of red and white and the chalkboard effect. You asked about the red and white bells paper background on my vintage tag for the current challenge over at CC3C. I relied on my blog but not sure you would see it. The red and white vintage bells are actually Tim's paper from his Merriment Stash collection. The papers are mostly red and white and can easily be altered with just distress inks, stains, etc. I wish those bells were a stamp! They are so pretty! Thanks for asking. Have a lovely Christmas! <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you so much for getting back to me Candy and for your lovely compliment! I love the design, what a pretty paper...I admit, I'm a little sad that it's not a stamp though. holiday hugs to you and yours :)

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  8. Now this just symbolises all the wonderment of the Christmas season in a card....it's soooooo beautiful Pamellia and one very lucky friend too :)

    Extra big seasonal hugs
    Donna xxxx

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    1. Thank you very much Donna! You always such the most wonderful things! holiday hugs :)

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  9. A stunning card, I can see how Cec loved this one.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Another gorgeous creation Pamellia!! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for our RED Alert challenge this week :)

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    1. Thank you very much Donna! holiday hugs :)

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  11. Hi Pamellia
    Isn't there just something about red and Christmas? Well, its just another example of festive brilliance from the House of Pamellia. As a proud recipient of a Pamellia original, I could never adequately describe what woks of art these are. And well done for capturing that sparkle from the glitter.
    If you ever bottle your talent, put me down for a couple of pints!
    Ang x

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    1. How sweet are you! Thank you so much Ang! holiday hugs to you and Mr D :)

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  12. "Woks of art"?
    What the heck was going on in my head? Dreaming of Singapore Noodles obviously! Come to think of it, you've done pizza boxes. . . . . Maybe its a premonition of a project with Chinese cartons?
    BTW, forgot to say thanks for the reply about the acetate.
    Ang x

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    1. Hilarious that you said that! I just put three containers to the side a couple of weeks ago...just in case!! Too funny! :)

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  13. This is wonderful with such a festive feeling to it.

    Love Chrissiex

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  14. Stunning piece of art Pamelia

    Thank you for all your inspiration throughout 2014 "see" you in 2015 Have a wonderful Christmastime

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much CC! Have a wonderful holiday :)

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  15. Wow! What a gorgeous card! Love all the texture and layers! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Mona! Lovely of you to drop in! holiday hugs :)

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  16. Gorgeous card, the red ribbon with the frosty touch is wonderful and the shimmer in the background is stunning. Beautiful design wonderfully put together as always. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I am looking forward to seeing your creations in the New Year. Hugs. Tracy x

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    1. Thanks ever so much Tracy! Have a wonderful holiday! holiday hugs :)

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  17. Beautiful Pamellia. LOVE all the red on this card! Loll xx

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    1. Thanks so much Loll! holiday hugs to you and yours this Christmas :)

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  18. Stunning card. I like the chalkboard effect with all the red. hugs Mrs A.

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  19. What a gorgeous, stunning, breathtaking, showstopping, heartwarming and striking creation this is!!! Cec is really lucky to have you close by! It is so great that you guys can visit! Back to the gorgeous, stunning, breathtaking, showstopping, heartwarming and striking card: first of all BRAVO on that fussy cutting job!!! OMG I would never make it to the end of cutting process without messing something up! Love that chalkboard look and the design of that embellishment. The shabby bow is of course tied to shabby perfection! Love that twine detail on it! All the textures and stamps are heavenly gorgeous! So to sum it up: ANOTHER MASTERPIECE!

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    1. My dear sweet Samra! You brighten my day every time you visit! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful and generous praise that you give, today and all of the days this year! I wish you and your family the best of laughter and love this holiday season and I send many many festive hugs! :)

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  20. The card is gorgeous, but the elevating element is definitely the chalkboard greeting. In the midst of all that red and white, your sentiment makes quite a statement. Thanks for accepting our RED ALERT Challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  21. This is stunning Pamellia. Another amazing design full of gorgeous colours and textures with such wonderful touches of sparkle.
    I am sure your friend was thrilled to receive such a special card.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you very much Sue! holiday hugs to you and yours :)

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  22. Oh my Pamellia, another breathtaking card. Wonderful colours and your glittery texture paste is so amazing ... and that gorgeous snowflake. I so want to touch it!

    I cannot believe it is only 5 more sleeps!!

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Dionne! I know right, now it's only four more sleeps! Where did the time go? ha! holiday hugs to you my friend :)

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  23. Brilliant card and I bet Cec loved it! Love the combination of the bright red, grey and the chalk board, stunning layers and so beautifully put together with all the gorgeous snow effects!

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    1. Thank you so much Astrid! holiday hugs to you and your family :)

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  24. Evening Pamellia, another 'wow' from me, this is gorgeous! Love the textures and twinkles and the chalkboard greeting is just perfect! Hugs Carole Z X

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  25. A gorgeous card Pamellia, I love the red and white and your fabulous chalkboard sentiment - beautiful texture and sparkle.
    Pauline
    x

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  26. Beautiful card Pamellia ! So much to take in and all so perfectly designed. Sue C x

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  27. Beautiful Christmas card! I love the snow on the red ribbon, very effective.

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    1. Thanks you Marci! holiday hugs to you and yours this Christmas! :)

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  28. What's to say Pamellia, just gorgeous. Love the colour and the texture! definitely the texture!
    Happy christmas crafting, Angela x

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  29. Am in AWE of your talent as you know Pamellia, another amazing card with a beautiful colour combo but with such a lot of yummy texture too. You have been my favourite blog to visit this Christmas:-) xxx

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    1. You are so sweet Mo! Thank you for always making me smile! holiday hugs :)

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  30. magnificent card. The red is perfect xx

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  31. Your card sure does speak CHRISTMAS! It's just lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge!
    hugs!
    Pam
    TT DT
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  32. Such a gorgeous Red, fab layers and textures .

    Take Care and big hugs .
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thanks ever so much Elaine! holiday hugs to you :)

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  33. Love that gorgeous hanging panel, and the snowy touches on the ribbon are brilliant. Really fabulous card!
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you very much Alison! holiday hugs :)

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  34. Gorgeous, Pamellia! Love your colour choice! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Jane! holiday hugs to you :)

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  35. Hi Pamellia, the cards are fabulous! I love the pine brunch don't mind if I'll try it myself :). As it is season I also wanted to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy, joyful filled with only nice surprises New Year! Hugs, Justyna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Justyna! I wish you a very Merry Christmas as well! sending lots of festive hugs :)

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  36. Cec is such a lucky lady to have this gorgeous card! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Pamellia and a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Anne! Merry Christmas hugs to you and yours! :)

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  37. This is a wowser!! Love the look and the paste, you rocked this card!!! :) I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
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    Tuesday Throwdown DT

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  38. Tis a stunner Pamellia!! I can see the sparkle and thats not easy to capture so it really must glisten. It has the most wonderful texture goin' on. I've no doubt Cec loved it - so lovely you can meet up. Nicola x

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

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  39. Oh Wow! Lucky Cec! Just love the sprinkle of sparkly frost! Your chalk board is brilliant - a technique that I just don't seem to be able to master!(along with a few others lol!) Christmas hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thank you so much Chris! I have found that it only works well on one type of black paper out of the three I have...maybe just switch papers?? Just a thought. Anyway, Merry Christmas hugs to you! :)

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  40. MERRY CHRISTMAS MY SWEET FRIEND.XXX

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    1. Thank you Annie, Merry Christmas to you too! hugs :)

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  41. Such amazing details on your project here! I love the sparkly snow effect on your design!! Merry Christmas & Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki! Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  42. Amanzing project with so many layers and details. Thanks for joining us at LRW!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  43. Merry Christmas Pamellia!! Another GORGEOUS creation my oh so crafty friend...I am running out of original ways to best compliment your AMAZING talent!!! So I'll just say SIMPLY STUNNING!!!
    Wishing you and yours a most WONDERFUL Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year!!
    Take care,
    Beth
    OH YES...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Snowflakes and Ribbon!!

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    1. Thank you so much Beth! I hope your holidays are filled with love and laughter! Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  44. I know I always start my posts with OMG, but this is gorgeousness in excelsis. How lucky is Cec to receive a card to treasure forever.

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    1. Thank you Faith, you are so sweet!! Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  45. Absolutely stunning your cards are absolute treasures,love all the embellishments and texture -your ideas are never ending-next year I am definitely going to try some of your techniques(what about that book???)
    Carol x

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    1. HAHA! Thank you so much for all your encouraging words this year Carol! I'm so glad we found each other and I am honoured that you find inspiration in my creations!! Sending big Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  46. Oh, how I do admire people who can put so much on a card and have it look so good! Thanks for joining our Red Alert challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

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    1. Thank you kindly Leslie! Christmas hugs :)

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  47. Hi Pamellia--This is so pretty.....I always LOVE the traditional christmas colors:) Thanks for joining in the fun Snowflakes and ribbon challenge at Fussy and Fancy!! Best of luck:)
    Hugs and Happiness

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    1. Thank you very much Mary Lou! Merry Christmas :)

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  48. Totally gorgeous! Your sparkly snow is so fabulous!
    Rebecca.
    x

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  49. What lovely creations! It is so good to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. I hope you are enjoying the lead up to Christmas too. Judy DT

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    1. Thanks so much Julie! Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  50. Oh my goodness, look at how sparkly this is. I LOVE it!!! And I am sure your friends loved it as well. Such a beautiful traditional holiday card. I'm glad you had a lovely time! :)
    I've learned something new again on your blog ... Chalkboard technique. Another thing I want to try, because I think it looks fantastic! All of the elements you used on your card and all of the techniques you used give this card a special touch and really make it "wow". I love it!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Aahhh, you are such a sweetheart Maja! Your comments always bring so much sunshine into my day! I do so hope that you are enjoying your holiday season so far! Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  51. This is a lovely creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations and we wish you a Merry Christmas! xxx

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  52. It's fabulous that you and Cec have become such great friends and it is no surprise that she is thrilled to bits with this card. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny! Sending you big giant Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  53. Pamellia, what a blessing to be able to spend time with your crafty friend! :o) I'm delighted you had a wonderful time. And what a gift to give her... this is beautiful! The colors are lovely and I always adore your techniques. The sparkly texture paste... if only I could tell you how much I love it! This is the exact version I'm first making from your tutorial! :o) I have almost everything now. The quatrefoil design is stunning and the chalkboard technique is fabulous! I love the gift from your mom... and how beautiful is the background stamp you used! Exceptionally pretty creation once again, my sweet and talented friend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Oh my gosh Karen, I am so honoured that I could inspire you! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, you always put a big smile on my face when you visit! I can't wait to see what you create with the texture paste, I know it will be gorgeous! I hope you are enjoying your holiday season so far!! Huge Merry Christmas hugs :)

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  54. fabulous! Love your card with all the details and I will take a look at the homemade texture paste :)
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Alica ;)

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    1. Thanks Alicia! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! Big hugs :)

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  55. I have loved seeing your gorgeous creations this year Pamellia! I am popping in today to ask you to share your 'Top 12 of 2014' with us over on my blog. I'm having a little challenge with some blog candy as the prize. If you've already done a 'Fav's of 2014 list' feel free to link that. New Year hugs, Wends xxxx
    http://craftykiwimama.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/happy-new-year.html

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    1. Thank you so much Wendy and thanks for the heads up on the blog candy! Best wishes for 2015!! hugs :)

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