Thursday, December 4, 2014

Vintage Christmas - Doing it Funkie Style!

Hello Everyone,

Well my first Christmas celebration of the year is all over. My Mom has gone home and the house is back to normal. I had such a great time shopping and crafting with my Mom, I squeezed every minute out of our week together. Thank you for all the wonderful comments you left while I was gone, it was so nice to hear from all of you!

It's been a while since I had a chance to join in all the fun over at FRILLY & FUNKIE, but this time around I just couldn't resist! The theme currently is A VINTAGE HOLIDAY and I normally do a sort of a Frilly card, but this time I couldn't shake that deep desire to go Funkie! I have recently discovered this whole new world of shimmery products and I have to say how much I wish my camera would show you how truly glittery everything is...just close your eyes and image...just kidding...keep them open...seriously! lol


I just received my stash of Lindy's Stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist ink sprays and I was dying to play with them! They were my prize from Craft Hoarders Anonymous for my Tim Holtz card made out of office supplies.

I started with cream card stock and gave it a layer of white Gesso for texture. Then I used a ColorBox Mandala stencil and some of my home-made glitter paste in iridescent and applied it through the stencil. While it was wet, I sprinkled on some UTEE then let it dry. I melted the UTEE and then started with my sprays! First some Bronze, then some Gold, then some Pewter! Amazing!


It actually changes colour as you turn it in the light. Sometimes you can see the bronze and gold, so it looks brown...sometimes you can see the silver, making it look kind of dusty grey! How fun!


I got the idea for the cardboard layer from Tim's November Tag. As usual, I took it in a completely different direction, but hey, that's what it's all about right! I coloured it with some Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs so it would have a more yellowish tinge to it, then I stamped it with Ranger Archival ink Coffee using the French Script stamp from my spanking new Tim Holtz stamp set called French Memories! Lastly a couple of spritzes of Lindy's for some shimmer.

Hey MRS DUCK...I will give you three guesses where I got the cardboard from? Yep, I recycled a pizza box!


The poinsettias are cut from Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die. I coloured with Festive Berries distress ink, then highlighted with Gathered Twigs, spritzed with Picket Fence and dabbed with Champagne acrylic paint. For the center, I spritzed the pearls with Bronze Lindy's spray and added a little paint then overheated them until they bubbled, giving them that aged look.


I am entering my Funkie Vintage Christmas Card into the following wonderful challenges:

- Frilly and Funkie - A Vintage Holiday (it can be any holiday)


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.

126 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous Christmas card, Pamellia. I envy your skills to make these fabulous BG textures.
    Thank you for your visits and nice comments,
    have a wonderful day xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Sirkkis! I think I throw more BG experiments in the garbage, than what I actually use, ha!! It's fun to play with new things though! hugs :)

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  2. What a beautiful card, so glittery and just gorgeous! Love it! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. This is stunning with wonderful textures and beautiful flowers

    Love Chrissie x

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  4. Oh my ,how lovely your card is ,such texture and colors,just beautiful.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you so much Elaine! I hope you had a great week while I was away! big hugs :)

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  5. Hi Pamellia! So glad you had such a wonderful time with your mum! Love your creation today (no surprise there!)! So much texture and detail and those poinsettias look amazing! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Jane! I can't believe how quickly the week went by, looking forward to next year already! big hugs :)

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  6. Hi Pamellia, so glad you have the best week with your Mum! Your glittery card is awesome and you photographed it really well as you can see so much detail in each and every picture.

    Loving the textures and dimension on your card, it it a truly vintage funkie creation :-) xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Mo! I'm counting down the days until next year already! hugs :)

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  7. Another masterpiece! I love the detail you put into things ... the texture and the iridescent feature are so pretty!

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    1. Thank you very much Ros! I hope you had a wonderful week! hugs :)

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  8. Another stunning card. Your background is amazing, and the cardboard layer adds a lovely texture and the Poinsettia are beautiful. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you Sally, much appreciated! big hugs :)

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  9. Oh my goodness Pamellia! You did it again! Made the most beautiful Christmas card!! I have to tell you that it took me quite a while to move on with reading your post since I just kept staring at your absolutely positively amazingly beautiful creation!! I LOOOOOOOOOVE that stencil you used! And of course all the layers of mist and glitter are simply stunning! The cardboard is genius! I don't use stamps on my projects but the stamp you used on the cardboard is making me rethink that! Poinsettias are stunning! Love that aged center embellishment. :) WOW! I am absolutely amazed by your creativity and talent! BRAVO my friend! Till you next show stopper big hugs :)

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    1. Thank you Samra! What a ray of sunshine you brought to me today with your wonderful comment! I missed our visits this past week, can't wait to see your next project!

      You know, I hadn't realized that you don't use stamps, your cards always have so many great details on them that I guess I just didn't notice! What a kicker! big hugs :)

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  10. Hi Pamellia!! So glad that you enjoyed your time with your Mom!! Well I'm WOWED once again my crafty friend!!!!! That cardboard...your home made paste...those poinsettias...well just everything...AMAZING!!! I've said it before and I'll say it again...I would SO love to sit and craft with you!!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Thanks so much Beth! That sounds like a fabulous idea, perhaps to should move to Canada, but don't forget your mittens because it is bloomin' cold up here today! big hugs :)

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  11. BEAUTY! The texture is just amazing and the sprays have done their job! Wish I could see them live...love the way you have used the cardboard here. Great card dear.Hugs my friend.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa! Isn't that so true though! I also wish I could see people's creations in person...cameras never capture the true beauty of a project! At least we have the internet so we can share with each other! hugs :)

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  12. Hello Pamellia. I am pleased you had a lovely time with your Mom.
    WOW! This is stunning. I love your sparkly textured background and your poinsettias are so beautiful.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! crafty hugs to you :)

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  13. Oh Pamellia you've done it again girl! I LOVE this....all the textures,sparkle and you really do make the best poinsettias out there! It's a wonderful card...another work of art from Canada's Best Cardmaker 2014 :))

    Hope you are well my lovely friend

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, you are so sweet! Thank you so much Donna, you make me smile every time! big hugs :)

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  14. This is sooooo gorgeous and I can attest to the fact that it is lovely and shimmery because I got the honour of seeing it up close and personal. Love all the texture, the layers and the poinsettia, which is now on my wish list. If there was a Canada's Best Cardmaker competition, I would be voting for you along with Donna. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Yep, I'm blushing! Thank you so much Cec, that means a lot to me coming from such a talented gal like you! You made me twinkle again! big hugs :)

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  15. what wonderful texture and glitter on this Pamellia! Your poinsettias are just beaituful!

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  16. Gorgeous Pamellia. Wonderful design and look.
    Veerle x

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  17. WOW, I would be putting this in a frame. I love the depth and texture you have created. Thanks for linking to your homemade pastes I am looking forward to having a play. Thank you for sharing this with us eclectic girlies :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tracey! If you have any luck with the recipe, let me know, I would love to see what you create! hugs :)

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  18. STUNNING!! I love how you get all these beautiful textures and depth with each layer you make. LOVE this vintage style card Pamela .. gorgeous colours and the irridescent glitter is so pretty. Loll xx

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    1. Thank you so much Loll, what a wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  19. Wow, fantastic work, so very artistic!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous card Pamellia! Love the textures and the layers and your poinsettia's are to die for! Stunning! Thanks for joining us at ATP Exchange and Frilly and Funkie! Sue C x

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  21. Well... What to add? I always knew that pizza boxes could lead us far... But here you show me a perfect world ! Amazing ! Lys.

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    1. Aahhh Lys, that is so sweet, thank you! hugs :)

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  22. Pamellia, this card is funkie, and certainly beautiful. I love every bit! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  23. This is gorgeous Pamellia!! The textures and colors are amazing and I love your poinsettias! So glad you had a wonderful time with your mom!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! I miss my Mom already! Am I spoiled or what! hugs :)

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  24. I adore popping by your blog, your designs are always so inspirational. Thus is truly stunning, fantastic design and I love your background. Stunning poinsettias too. Tracy x

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Tracy! Thank you very much! big hugs :)

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  25. Hmmm, do you think Santa would bring me a bit of that crafty talent of yours if I asked him nicely and if I told him I was a reeeeeeally good girl this year? The way you make stuff, re-use stuff, decorate stuff ... It's amazing! I wanna know how to do this too! Those sparkly flourishes and the background and, and ... I'm totally blown away by this amazing card. It's stunning!!!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. tee hee, my cheeks are turning red! Thank you so much my crafty friend! I'm not sure you need me to send you some of my talent, I think Santa has given you your fair share of talent already...plus a little extra! big hugs until next time! :)

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  26. trop beau Pamellia, magnifique, biz

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  27. Oh how beautiful Pamellia, I love the wonderful texture and the glittery-ness (not sure that's a real word!) of it. Just gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. If it's not a word already, it darn well should be! Thanks so much Anne! big hugs :)

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  28. Hi Hun! No matter what style, my dear, you rock it!! This is another work of art... I don't know how many cards I've seen from you but each made my jaw drop over and over... I love your work! Missed it and can't wait to see more! Hugs xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Ingrid! What a sweet comment, you have brought a big smile to my face! hugs my friend! :)

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    2. Hey sweetness! I just noticed you linked to our challenge at Eclectic Ellapu! Thank you for joining our fun! Your card is amazing and you're leading by far for me hun! xxx

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    3. Aahhh, thank you so much luv! holiday hugs :)

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  29. A stunning project, so many awesome textures. Love the glitters and paint finishes, can imagine how it will shine and sparkle in real life. thank you for joining us at ATP Exchange as well.
    Yvonne x

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    1. Thank you very much Yvonne! So true, cameras really are an epic fail when it comes to shimmer and shine! hugs :)

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  30. Beautiful, love it. Wonderful textures and poinsettias WOW.
    Julie x

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  31. Wonderful project! Thankyou for including it in our "V" is for Vintage challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, and good luck

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  32. Fantastic card. Love all the details you have added. Must really shimmer IRL. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thanks so much Avril! It does shimmer like crazy IRL...those Lindy's Moonshadow Mists are fantastic! hugs :)

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  33. WOW. This is all kinds of wonderful, Pamelia! Isn't shimmer great? :) I love your background panel (hmm, homemade glitter paste...) and those beautiful poinsettias. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  34. Brilliantly designed, lovely colour combo and gorgeous added beauties.xx
    aNNie
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  35. Wow! Love your panel !! Firstly your flowers are fabulous, the recycled card adds great texture and then your shimmery background with your home made paste takes it up to another level! Stunning work . Thankyou for joining us at the ATP Exchange x

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  36. Pamellia, I love how I never know quite what will be awaiting me when I see a new post from you... all I know for certain is that it will be remarkable! :o) This vintage Christmas card is spectacular! I have seen videos from someone fancy using that mist and I was mesmerized.. and now even more by the work of your crafty heart! Every layer is stunning, filled with so much treasure to enjoy! The poinsettias are so pretty and I am seriously in love with sparkling swirls. I am so eager to try your glitter paste.. it's the first thing I will do when I finish up with the rest of my Dec. DT and charitable commitments. Thank you inspiring my heart every single day. (It truly is every day, too! Your creations linger in my mind long after I first see them.) I'm delighted you had such a special time with your mom. Lots of love to you both!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Oh Karen, you really are good for a gal's ego! Thank you so much for your kind words, your really make my day shine! big hugs :)

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  37. Amazing Pamellia! you are so inspiring and your skills with the materials are fantastic.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Thank you Angela! Hope you had a great week! hugs :)

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  38. Hold on...I just had to pick my jaw up off the floor! This is really beautiful. I love what you've done with the tattered poinsettia's. WOW... It's nice when family comes to visit and nice when they head home. ;) Thank you for sharing at Frilly and Funkie :) Nicole

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Nicole! That is very high praise coming from such a brilliant lady! hugs :)

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  39. Ohhhhh simply GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our V is for Vintage challenge!!

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  40. Funky must be your groove because this card is STUNNING! You've combined my two favorite loves (distressing and glittering) all in one stellar card! Awesome design! I'm pinning this one for future inspiration. Thank you for linking up over at Eclectic Ellapu!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Becca, I really appreciate that! hugs :)

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  41. Absotively stunning creation! All the layers and detail and sparkle- wow! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  42. Loving the amazing textures on this gorgeous creation. Brilliant layers too
    Great to have you join in with us at ATP this fortnight
    TFS Pamellia

    Hugs Annie

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  43. Back and better than ever!! Nikki x

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  44. Absolutely stunning as always Pamellia, such wonderful texture and your poinsettias are beautiful.
    I'm so pleased that you had a wonderful time with your Mum.
    Pauline
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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! I did have a wonderful time although the week flew by much too quickly! Starting my count down until next year! ha! hugs :)

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  45. Simply stunning Pamellia!! I love the beautiful texture and the layers on your panel. The colours work perfectly. A real delight!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner.
    Julia xx

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  46. Oops sorry Pamellia!! I meant to say: Thanks so much for joining us at the Artist Trading Post Exchange.
    Juliax
    Too many hats on today and too much to do!!

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  47. Stunning Pamellia, I can well imagine all the light effect, I am sure they are amazing with all those cool techniques! Have to say though, I specially love what you did with the corrugated card, it looks brilliant with the poinsettias! Another really stunning card!!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much Astrid! big hugs :)

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  48. Hi Pamellia
    Sorry I'm all behind (in more ways than one lol!) Busy few days. You're certainly back with a bang! More splendiferously festive finery! Love it!
    Frilly and Funkie? Aren't they a chain of lingerie stores?
    Glad you had a wonderful time with Mum. That's what memories are made of!
    Ang x

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    1. Wouldn't that be the best store ever...one that sells lingerie AND Tim Holtz products? HA! Thanks so much Ang, happy weekend! hugs :)

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  49. Gorgeous funkie vintage card, Pamellia!! Love all of the layers and textures and those Tattered Poinsettia's are stunning!! (that's got to be the hardest TH die to find!) LOL!! Love this!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thanks so much Shari! I just started collecting Tim Holtz products this year, and I feel very lucky to have grabbed one of those dies before they are sold out everywhere! Rumour is that it has been retired! So sad! big hugs :)

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  50. Pamellia, Again, I am speechless at the beauty of your card! I really don't know what to comment on first, but each and every detail just oozes vintage, and yes, you have nailed funky! Two of my favorites! But you somehow manage to make it look a little frilly (at least to ME!, since frilly is practically unattainable for me). I'm loving all the glitz, the poinsettias ROCK and those centers you aged are the perfect touch! It is absolutely the truth when I say that every project you do is my favorite! This one is no exception! Hugs! On to check out your other, but first I must get my heart rhythm back, as it sure skipped a beat when I saw this stunner!

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    1. Wow Sara! I think my head just grew 10 sizes! c a n t f i t t h r o u g h d o o r ! tee hee. Thank you so much my dear friend! big hugs :)

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  51. This is totally stunning, I am in love with all that gorgeous shimmer and sparkle - so magical! The poinsettias are beautiful too. Sorry I'm so late commenting, I've been a bad blogger yet again (my New Year's Resolution is to get my act together with it!). So glad to hear you had a lovely time with your mum! It sounds like you treasured every moment :)
    Rebecca.
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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! No need to apologize, this is a busy time of year for everyone! Had a wonderful time with my Mom, thanks...can't wait until next year! big hugs :)

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  52. OMG! Your artwork is absolutely stunning! I love how you combined all the different enemy's and textures! Thanks for joining us at SOSS!

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  53. Brilliant stunning fabulous love it all- the corrugated card, the texture,sparkle, colours I could list it all brilliant I wish I had even a fraction of your imagination and talent
    Carol x

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    1. Aahhh, what a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much Carol! holiday hugs :)

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  54. Fabulous! I almost missed this one, which would have been such a shame because it is gorgeous, I adore those poinsettias and the beautiful gems at their centre. The way you have used the corrugated card looks amazing and I love the glitter.

    Dionne x

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    1. Thank you so much Dionne! I got a lot of use out of that old pizza box! ha! holiday hugs :)

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  55. WOW, just WOW!!! Funkie, Frilly, I don't care which way you do, it your cards are awesome! The whole glittery swirled, textured element compliment the beautiful poinsettia perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny, what an amazing compliment! holiday hugs :)

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  56. Wow, Pamellia!!
    I love the texture and color palette of your stunning holiday creation! The poinsettias are the crowning glory of your masterpiece. Thanks so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy! I love that Tim Holtz poinsettia set! holiday hugs :)

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  57. Wow wow and wow, I love this, so beautiful, love the shimmery colours and the beautiful poinsettia. Thank you so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. We hope you will join us agin soon.

    Teighan DT

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    1. Thank you very much Teighan! Merry Christmas hugs! :)

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  58. Wow! What a stunning creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu monthly challenge

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  59. Oh Wow Pamellia this is absolutely stunning, and love the corrugated backdrop, aren't pizza boxes wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu Eclectic.

    :) Chris / CS Design

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  60. Hi, Pamellia, Just popping in again on my own this time. I just love your project and also the fact that you have done such a lovely job of recycling. I actually host a fortnight recycle challenge and would love to invite you to share your love piece with us as well as any subsequent recycled pieces you may create. You will find a link to the recycle challenge blow.
    Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know about that! I love recycling so I am on my way over right now to check it out! Thank you also for your kind words! hugs :)

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