Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Frilly and Funkie - Be My Valen-Twine

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another fabulous challenge over at FRILLY AND FUNKIE. I have had a lot of 'firsts' this month at Frilly and Funkie. I have been DT for the first time, done my first Saturday Step-by-Step tutorial and done my first product Friday Focus! Only one thing left to do, and that's be the hostess for the very first time!!

So, for my first time as hostess, I have chosen the theme BY MY VALEN-TWINE. Feel free to make any vintage or shabby chic project you like, card, layout, 3D craft, tag...whatever romantic, valentine-ish thing you can think of. BUT, make sure to include some twine, string, cord or jute somewhere on your creation! One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate for the fabulous Funkie Junkie Boutique. Here is my make.


For my main layer, I blended some Brushed Corduroy and Victorian Velvet with my blending tool and then did some spritzing with the sprays in the same colours. I flicked on a few splashes of water to antique it bit.

I took some homemade texture paste and mixed it with some Tim Holtz re-inker in Victorian Velvet to get this wonderful coloured paste. I applied it through the Tim Holtz Hearts stencil and then sprinkled on some Victorian Velvet distress glitter while it was still wet.


I cut the heart out from Tim Holtz Love Struck die, and used Victorian Velvet stain on the butterfly stamp to get a water colour style image. I edged the heart with Glossy Accents and Antique Linen distress glitter.

The background layer was done with the same techniques, but I used the Tim Holtz small flourish stamp to create a border all the way around the edge using Ranger Coffee ink.


The seam binding was also hand dyed using Victorian Velvet and Brushed Corduroy. The butterfly was coated with Glue N Seal and sprinkled with Antique Linen distress glitter, then I coloured the edges with Gathered Twigs.


I ripped a strip of vellum from my stash and stamped it with the butterfly strip stamp using Ranger Archival ink Coffee. The little embellishment was stamped using an Inkadinkado inchie with an epoxy sticker stuck on the top of it.

After the card was all put together, I took a small brushed and dipped it into Gathered Twigs distress spray and flicked a little here and there for some darker spots.


I stamped the flourish on a page that I distressed with Tim Holtz inks and sprays and then I fussy cut the entire thing out...oh what fun, but I love the result! The heart was coated with Wendy Vecchi texture paste and then I rubbed Antique Linen stain into the cracks and washed it off the surface, so the heart remained nice and white.


I am entering my Valentines card into the following wonderful 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.


146 comments:

  1. So many firsts and you've flown through them all with flying colours Pamellia! This is such a beautiful card and I've been sat taking in each of the details. Love the glittered butterfly, the twine wrapped around the crackled heart and that glittered heart background. Love it! Jenny x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Jenny! It sure has been a great ride so far! hugs :)

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  2. You have made another wonderful creation here! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Another stunning creation Pamellia, so delicate and romantic, all the details are so beautiful and I love the soft pastels, hugs Carole Z X

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    1. Thank you very much Carole! Love me some pink! hugs :)

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  4. A lot of firsts and a lot of amazing creations and this is no exception! Love the theme you chose and you have incorporated all those elements in such a lovely way! A beautiful romantic Valentine's make, - love it!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you very much Astrid! So sweet! big hugs :)

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  5. So feminine and charming, Pamellia. Love it. Hugs xx

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  6. Morning Pamellia,

    Another stunning piece of work from you, I am not a Pink person but this is gorgeous. Love all the layering and distress work.

    Love & hugs

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

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    1. Thank you so much Jacquie! hugs and smiles :)

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  7. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very stunning creation.
    Love all the super work you put into your creations they are so beautiful.
    Fab colour choice too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Hugs, Veerle ;-)

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  9. Stunning ideas on this beautiful card.

    Love Chrissie

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    1. Thank you kindly Chrissie! hugs and smiles :)

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  10. Mind-blowingly beautiful as always, Pamellia! You must be the queen of shabby chic!!

    To answer your question about the dies I used in my post yesterday (sorry I forgot to add them) they are both by Sue Wilson produced by Creative Expressions. They are ‘Fern Trio’ (the fancy sprig) and ‘Faux Quilled Leaves’. More to add to your ‘small’ collection maybe!!!!! :) xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Jane! Thanks for letting me know about the dies, I have indeed just added both of them to my wish list! oh dear! big hugs :)

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  11. Beautiful card, loving how your heart came out - I can't get enough of crackle!! The pinks are gorgeous and soft, as always your cards are beyond stunning xx

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  12. Such wonderful, wonderful detail Pamellia - nothing is is ever just added, it is always altered. Love it! Nikki xx

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    1. Thanks so much Nikki! It's true, I do like to make it my own before using it. lol hugs :)

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  13. This is beyond yumminess Pamellia,it really does look good enough to eat!! Another out of this world creation by you,I love it,so elegant and ultra feminine ;)
    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Donna! extra big hugs to you! :)

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  14. Hi Pamellia, great to see you at Time Out and thank you so much for your comment on our blog about the DT cards. You card is so very elegant full of wonderful texture and so much detail. I love the little charm and what a wonderful cracked look on the heart. We sure hope you join us again at TIME OUT x

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    1. Thanks so much Sandie! I will be back for sure! hugs :)

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  15. You are definitely on a roll with us over at Frilly and Funkie - what a great month of firsts showcasing your incredible talent. Love your Valen-Twine! The pinks/mauve palette is wonderful and as always, your built up layers of shabbiness delight the eye. This is total sweetness!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Linda, that means a lot to me! big hugs :)

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  16. This is so pretty. What a nice creation. Hearts, butterflies, bows and a beautiful charm. Lovely. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  17. I need to find some different adjectives for your art Pamellia. I love your attention to detail and how you layer your pieces, imlove layers. You draw the reader into your designs and this is another beauty. Gorgeous tactile piece of art. Tracy x

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much Tracy! hugs to you :)

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  18. Wow Pamellia, great job on you hostess duties and wonderful job on your project. The colors are so lovely and the entire piece is so well composed. Love the Valen-twine. Thanks for sharing your talents with us here at A Vintage Journey.

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  19. Gorgeous and so sweet with the soft colours. Love all the different textures, stamping and other shabby elements.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  20. Such a beautiful feminine card love the soft pinks and brown together . Love the fussy cut flourish it adds that little extra touch .

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  21. So pretty and feminine! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge, best wishes. Hugs ~ Renee xx

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  22. wow really beautiful
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
    hugs
    céline

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    1. Thank you kindly Celine! hugs and smiles :)

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  23. Gorgeous creation Pamelia, pink, my fave, so delicate and pretty
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Thanks Jacee! We both love the pink don't we! tee hee. hugs :)

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  24. Oh Pamellia this is just sooooo soft and pretty!!! Another gorgeous creation!! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Love Me Do" challenge this week!

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  25. What a fabulous challenge theme Pamellia, your card is stunning as always - such pretty colours and wonderful details
    Pauline
    x

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  26. Breathtakingly beautiful Pamellia, the detail and design is impeccable, the colours and embellishments bring so much delight to the eye, stunning creation.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  27. Oh my- so many firsts for you! And you have mastered them all so well! Your Victorian and Vintage look to this beautiful Be My Valentine themed project is just amazing! LOVE all of the details- and love your close up pictures- I am going to ruin my computer from all of the drooling I am doing on it while stopping by- I need a bib : ) : ) : ) Your colors are perfect and I love all of the shimmer and glittery touches!
    Oh, and - Thanks so much for joining us at SweetStamps.com for our Stencil and embossing paste challenge!

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    1. Aahhh, what a super sweet compliment Shelly! Thank you so much! extra big bear hugs to you :)

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    2. Congrats on winning the challenge : ) Awesome!

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    3. Oh wow, thanks Shelly! I'll go check it out right now! hugs :)

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  28. Bubbles, You had me at dimensional foam dots. Hehe! Your layers are inspiring and something I need to work on. The soft colour palette is super. A woman of many talents. TFS! ~Doc

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Doc!! Hope you're working on something, I miss me some Doc creations! lol, hugs :)

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  29. What a busy girl, all those firsts! Another gorgeous card, such style. Some lucky person will love to receive this.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x

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  30. A beautiful Valentines card, it looks so romantic.
    Yvonne xx

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  31. Hi Pamellia
    Love the title. . . . be my Valen-Twine lol!
    Deliciously girlie and a terrific creation for your first gig as hostess with the mostest!
    Best wishes as always.
    Ang x

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    1. Thanks so much Ang! Hope your week is going well, hugs :)

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  32. Stunningly beautiful, so happy you joined us for Craft Stampers Take it Make it Challenge, Tracy xoxox

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  33. I am seriously running out of superlatives with your work! This is simply stunning, I love that crackled heart!

    Thank you so much for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

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  34. Umm wow Pamellia!!! What a masterpiece...once again I feel that I am running out of adjectives to best compliment your STUNNING work!!!!! And I see that you are sharing this art piece with us at Fussy and Fancy "Things with Wings"...thanks for joining us!!! Hope that you are well my crafty friend!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Beth! big hugs coming at ya :)

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  35. Beautiful Pamellia, so much detail, I love it!!
    Kevin xx

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  36. What a beauty this is my friend!!! I am back from vacation and need to catch up with blog hopping. :) I love all the layers and the fussy cut you created. That white heart is absolutely amazing and I love how you use the twine on this card! The shabby bow is fabulous as usual and that little butterfly is to die for! The butterfly vellum strip is such a great detail! Another stunner my friend!! Hugs :)

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    1. Welcome back my friend! I sure hope you had a great time! Thanks for your wonderful comments, l little bit of Samra sunshine to brighten up my day! See you out on the dance floor! hugs and smiles :)

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    2. My vacation was THE best EVER!!! It was so great that I did not even miss crafting, can you believe that???? Now that I am back, need to catch up with stuff at home and do some card making!!! There are some challenges that I do not want to miss :)

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    3. Are you sure you weren't secretly looking for a craft store while the hubby was getting drinks at the bar?? That's what I would do! bahaha! Just kidding, glad you had a good time, glad you're back! hugs :)

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  37. Pamellia, you've had quite the start to the year, haven't you?! What a blessing you've already been to Frilly and Funkie... your style and personality are so easy to love! :o) Your card is yet another masterpiece! I love the effect of the Victorian Velvet in the texture paste.. especially topped with glitter! :o) It's beautiful. The fussy cut flourish was certainly a labor of love but so gorgeous. The pure white heart in the middle is lovely and the charm atop it is so pretty! LOVE your hand dyed ribbon and sweet butterfly panel. Wonderfully done as always, my talented friend! Have a blessed night. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Karen! That flourish really was a labour of love, so thank you for noticing that! You always notice the little details, that's why your projects are so stunning! big hugs :)

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  38. These are gorgeous shades Pamellia and your layers stack up so beautifully. The crackled heart is gorgeous. Your theme is a LOVEly one! (!) and I really hope to be able to join in over at F+F x

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    1. Thank you so much Jane! I do hope you join in with us, I would love to see what you come up with! hugs :)

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  39. Well, Pamellia, I could go on for days about this lovely, lovely Valen-Twine! First, I would like to say you are THE hostess with the mostest! This is a great challenge theme and has got me sticking twine on everything! Now, for your inspirational card...if I held it in my hands, I'm sure I would never let it go! I would have to gaze at it for hours at a time--there are so many wonderful shabby details, all so well thought out. I just know you had a blast making this! The shabby bow, the color choices (LOVE!!!!), the tiny butterfly, the repetition of butterflies, those glittery hearts, the textured heart, the this, the that! Oh, wow! I really just love it all! No favorites here--each element just so perfectly compliments the others! You've hit it out of the ball park one more glorious time! Hooray! for you! And you have been doing fabulous in the challenges, too! I just don't know how you keep up! Big, crafty hugs, my friend!

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    1. Holy cow Sara Emily, I am never going to be able to get my B I G - F A T - H E A D out of the door for like a month after reading all that generous praising! Thank you so much, I mean really thank you!! You have made my day! extra big whammie hugs to you :)

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  40. What a lovely card! I like all the details. You have a nice blog, I will follow it :)
    Greetings Petra

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    1. Thank you so much Petra and I welcome you to My Little Craft Things with a big hug! :)

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  41. So very pretty Pamellia! Love all the crackled and shimmery detail! Hope you have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Mona, have a great evening! hugs :)

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  42. so gorgeous pamellia.your detailing is so pretty and i loev the soft pinky colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  43. OH! sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeously gorgeous. I spend so much time looking over each photo, I still wouldn't be able to even match the twine! I love love your style.
    hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Faith! That's a long sigh, wow! tee hee, hugs :)

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  44. Another fabulous creation Pamellia. As always lots of gorgeous texture and some wonderful embellishments. Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  45. Another fabulous creation which has me struggling for words! I love the crackly heart best of all but really there's so much here to Oooh! and Aaah! at - brilliant!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  46. That entwined crackled heart and the butterflies...Stunning!!....again.....could you just do mediocre once in a while to give us poor mortals a chance....PLEASE? Hugs Ruth xx

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    1. Oh my gosh Ruth, you are so sweet and hilarious!! Thank you so much for putting this big goofy smile on my face this morning! hugs :)

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  47. Hi Pamellia: I think the best part of this creation is the fussy cut flourish. I know how much time that took, let alone the other techniques. They all add up to a very, very pretty card anyone would cherish receiving.

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon, especially for noticing my fussy cutting! It did take such a long time and I just love how it turned out, so double thanks to you!! big hugs :)

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  48. Fabulous! Such beautiful details - I love the different butterflies, so pretty :)
    Rebecca.
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  49. What a great combination of textures! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  50. WOW this is stunning Pamellia! I love the soft colors and the fabulous stamping on vellum, that epoxy embellishment is gorgeous! Enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  51. Pamellia this is absolutely gorgeous. I am totally gutted that you have exceeded the number of challenges we allow at Through the Purple Haze as I absolutely love this creation. Thanks for sharing it with us anyway at Through the Purple Haze.
    hugs
    Dawn TTPH DT xx

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn. Challenge number is at 10 - good to go. hugs :)

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  52. So beautiful Pamellia, lots of fab techniques and so full of romance. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie x

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  53. Most certainly a WOW card.

    Fiona DT
    TTPH

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  54. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I loved reading all that went into the project. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get IT this week. Hope to see your art work back here again soon. Judy DT

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  55. your beautiful project are all so shabby chic and feminine,love all the texture you add and the added little details to make a spectacular result you have inspired me with your step by step and am going to buy some distress paints-have even made some of my own texture paste -so going to have a play-mind you the results won't be nowhere near your standards !
    Carol x

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    1. Oh boy Carol, I can't wait to see what you make with texture paste and distress paints!! I will have my eye open! Thanks so much for all of your lovely comments! big hugs :)

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  56. What a lovely theme, and a beautiful card to show how it should be done! I love the ethereal butterflies, the crackly heart and that lovely pale twine bow.
    Alison xx

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  57. So pretty :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  58. Sooo pretty Pamellia! I love the crackle heart, the vellum butterflies. It all coordinates so well together. Jan x

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  59. Simply beautiful.... Sooooo stunning...

    Andrea TTPH

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  60. Such a gorgeous work of art! I love all the texture and interest, and the little butterflies are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

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  61. Oh my word, Pamellia! This is scrumptious! There are so many wonderful details...the crackled heart and the pink heart with the butterfly stamp just make me swoon. You build such beautiful layers into your work, and I love the way you create depth with monochromatic color schemes. You truly are an artist...and I love to visit your blog! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  62. I LOVE your project! Thanks so much for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon. See you again soon!!!

    Jenn
    DT

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  63. What a gorgeous design. I love the muted colors, the many layers and elements and the lovely sparkle. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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  64. Gorgeous colours and textures, love all of your beautiful layers!

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  65. Beautifully delicate colours thanks for entering our fussy and Fancy Challenge and good luck xxx Annie

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  66. Beautiful! So soft and romantic. Thank you for joining us at the TO Challenge.

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