Thursday, January 8, 2015

Snowflake Wonder

Hello Everyone!

Just a simple card to share with you today, this is my version of CAS you could say. I'm sure everyone must be getting sick of Christmas and winter cards by now, but I will probably be posting quite a few more before the month is out. Have to get a head start for next year!!

Hope you like it.



The background wood slats were made using a variety of DecoArt Acrylic paints, Tim Holtz distress ink sprays and ink pads as well as a little stain and a sanding block. I make one large sheet and cut it up into slats however big I need them. I cut the slats at one inch wide, distress the edges and glue them onto a backing.

I would like to thank Tatiana for the inspiration for my snowflake card, a talented lady worth visiting!




For the snow, I used some texture paste first and then some DecoArt Snow Tex to build it up into snow banks.

All of the snow is covered with a gorgeous NEW Martha Stewart glitter that I got for Christmas from my wonderful and talented friend SAMRA from Paper Talk With Samra. Isn't it so shimmery and gorgeous! If you're not familiar with Samra's work, I highly recommend to pop in and visit her, she does some amazing work!! Thanks Samra, I love my glitter!!

The snowflakes are were done with an old wood stamp. I used my Snow Cap dabber instead of ink.


The snowflake is a NEW wood set that I just picked up. I treated it with Picket Fence crackle paint and a little Pumice Stone ink in the cracks. The paper snowflake was cut with a Penny Black die.



I am entering my Snowflake card into the following wonderful challenges:

- Artist Trading Post - Fresh Beginnings (my wood snowflake and glitter are both new)
- Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #98 - Something New (my wood snowflake and glitter are both new)


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.


128 comments:

  1. Very beautiful card Pamellia. Hugs, Veerle

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  2. Gorgeous card, really CAS!! Who needs CAS, anyway? I love everything with glitter and shine and texture! Have a fun day, it's pouring here! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks Valerie! I hear ya, bah to CAS, I love me lots of embellies!! lol, Wish it was raining here, then it wouldn't be snowing! ha! hugs to you :)

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  3. Do you really think we can keep anything CAS. ?? lol! Loved your wood slats. Another pretty one Pamellia. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks so much Rupa! I don't usually leave 'blank' space like that, you and I both like to load it on, don't we! hugs :)

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  4. Admirable, gorgeous, classy and way way too gorgeous. love it.xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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    1. Thanks so much Annie! hugs and smiles :)

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  5. Love the wood slats and your pretty snowflake! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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

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  6. Your wood effect is quite effective! :-)) A beautiful wintery card. You add beauty to a world that needs it. Thank you

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    1. Oh my gosh, that is so sweet!! Thank you Marci! hugs and smiles :)

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  7. OMG! What a gorgeous Pamellia version of CAS card! Thank you so much for the mention and link to my blog my friend!!! I am glad you could put the glitter to good use and make this stunning rustic elegant gem. That wood slats are amazing!! Those snowflakes are absolutely amazing put together and embellished with that jumbo crystal. WOW! Absolutely utterly gorgeous!!! I checked out Tatiana's blog, I am joining! I love her shabby simplicity approach! Very fresh and sophisticated style! Thank you again my friend and see you later on the dance floor! Hugs :)

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    1. Thanks for your wonderful words my friend! I am so enjoying my wonderful Christmas gifts! I have already started another card using one of the other glitters...I'm addicted!! HAHA! I hope you are having a wonderful day today! See you out on the dance floor, hugs and smiles :)

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  8. You make the most beautiful cards Pamillia, so inspiring. This looks so sparkly and magical!! Thank you for becoming a follower over at my blog too xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Georgie! I'm glad to have found you, can't wait to see what you create next! hugs and smiles :)

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  9. Hey Pamellia, thanks for the tip. I joined in at the frilly and funkie challenge.
    Big hug, Veerle Xxx

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    1. Oh YAY, the team is gonna love your card!! Good luck with the draw too! hugs :)

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  10. Who could tire of your sparkly Xmas cards Pamellia, not me for sure! Love the pom pom wool you have used as an embellishment, i enjoy knitting with this wool and also use it with my embellisher but not thought to add it to a card. As always fantastic project :-) xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Mo!! I don't knit any more, but the minute I saw this stuff at the store, my first thought was SNOWBALLS!! haha, funny how a crafter's mind works! hugs and smiles to you :)

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  11. I'm sure no one tires of your enchanting cards. This one is so lovely and the slates are a great idea.
    Love this beauty, Pamellia.
    Hugs and thanks for your blogvisits xx

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

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  12. Such a gorgeous card Pamellia. I love your design with such gorgeous textures and beautiful colours.
    hugs Sue xx

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  13. This is totally magical Pamellia, it puts me in mind of a scene from the Snow Queen. And as always loving the lovely tactile appearance of your work.

    B x

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    1. ha, the Snow Queen, I like it! Thanks so much Brenda! big hugs and smiles :)

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  14. I think I like your version of CAS Pamellia!! Another gorgeous creation, you can create Christmas all year round if it's as scrummy as this ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks Donna, I just might do that! lol big hugs and smiles :)

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  15. WOW this is amazing! Love the wood slates and that snowflake! thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

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  16. Oh my, such a gorgeous card! Love all the distressing and texture. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!!

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  17. So touchy feely looking!! Love the wood effect and the snow is amazing xx

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    1. Thank you kindly Sarah! big hugs and smiles :)

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  18. Pamellia another wow project...your hands are magical and this card is stunning!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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    1. Thanks so much Ana! big hugs and smiles :)

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  19. Hi Pamellia! Wow, this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love how you made the background look like weathered wood--it's so realistic and really marvelous!! Especially with the lovely snowiness and soft textural trims!! SO fabulous!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!!! And thanks also for visiting my blog, leaving such a sweet comment and becoming a new friend! I have joined your blog as well and will be visiting often!!! Hugs and happy crafting my new blogging buddy! :)

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Linsey! Thank you very much and I welcome you to My Little Craft Things with a big smile and a giant bear hug! :)

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  20. Nope! Not getting sick of Wintery cards at all when they are as fabulous as yours! Love the snow effect on the 'wood' although if you have the real deal snow it's not so good! We have rising temperatures here with high winds forecast - where's our Winter gone? Please carry on making more!! Warm hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Yay, so I can make more then?? HAHA! Thanks so much Chris, it's quite miserable out here...and I mean MISERABLE!! Time for some hot cocoa! big hugs and smiles :)

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  21. Oops! Still haven't answered your query - the snowflake is from Tim's Christmas Adornments idea-ology set -has a deer, bells and wreath in it too Cx

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    1. Oooohhhhh, that makes sense now, it's a charm, not a die cut!! Thanks for letting me know that! hugs :)

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  22. This is gorgeous Pamellia, I don't think I would quite describe it as CAS, but maybe by your standards! You have created such wonderful texture and that always makes your cards so interesting and beautiful to look at, there is always something fabulous to see.
    Pauline
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    1. Thanks Pauline! Isn't it funny how we look at things differently, it's all about perspective! ha! big hugs :)

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  23. The wood slats look fabulous and I love that gorgeous snowflake! Another stunning creation Pamellia... Hugs, Anne xx

    PS - I will never be tired of seeing your gorgeous Christmas cards...

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    1. How sweet (you say that now...lol)! Thanks so much Anne! big hugs and smiles :)

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  24. Hi Pamellia,

    This is gorgeous, so love looking at your creations, always so much depth to them and such creativity, always look exquisite, I would never think of using some of the things you use but I should, in fact you have reminded me that I do have some thin wood slats somewhere...Mmmm must seek them out lol!

    Love & Hugs

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

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    1. Thank you so much Jacquie! What a lovely comment, you made me smile!! big hugs :)

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  25. Another stunning creation Pamellia. I am a BIG fan of your wood grain technique, it is so realistic and I am loving that fabulous embellishment.

    Dionne xx

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  26. Oo la la fabulous card, beautiful textures and frosty colours.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  27. BREATHTAKING Pamellia!!! Love your CAS style...lol!! You can pull off anything...it will always be GORGEOUS!!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Beth! big hugs and smiles :)

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  28. Fabulous Pamellia, have to say I love your version of CAS lol! The wood background looks amazing and of course those snow flakes with all the wonderful crackle look wonderful too!

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    1. Thank you so very much Astrid! big hugs and smiles :)

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  29. I love the wood slats in the background so realistic and works so well with the snowflake. Your designs are stunning and it's a,ways a pleasure to visit. Hugs x x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Tracy!! big bear hugs to you :)

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  30. Such a wonderful make with all the beauty of winter captured in the amazing textures

    Love Chrissiex

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  31. I chuckled at the simple part of CAS....this would have taken me hours! Really a beauty again Pamellia! Thanks for sharing your talents with us again at Just Us Girls...it's always a pleasure to stop on by!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, what a sweet thing to say! big hugs to you :)

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  32. Oh this is stunning Pamellia! I absolutely love how you've created the wood slats, they look so real! Gorgeous details and beautiful snowflakes!
    Big hugs,

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    1. Thanks Tammy! I hope you had a wonderful new year!! big hugs and smiles :)

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  33. Thank you so much for your super lovely message on my blog! I've followed you right back (to be honest, I thought I already had, but I guess it didn't go through after all). I love, love, love your work! x

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    1. Well aren't you just the sweetest!! Thank you so much Sammy, I'm so glad I ran across you out in blog land! Welcome to My Little Craft Things, sending you a big smile and a giant bear hug! :)

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  34. Wow, love your card , it makes you think of sparkling winter days, beautiful textures as well.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. Thank you for joining us over at ATP Exchange as well.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Yvonne! big hugs and smiles to you :)

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  35. Such a beautiful card, I'm still quite happy to see Christmas cards, especially as lovely as this. Wonderful effective background and colour palette. Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange. Ruth x

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    1. Thank you very kindly Ruth! There's plenty more where this one came from, ha!! big hugs and smiles :)

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  36. Hi Pamellia
    I like that you say CAS for you lol! As always, a little piece of art that makes you smile. The snowflake looks fab and are the little fluffy things cotton buds? (Or do you call them Q tips). You may want to enter Darnell Knauss's NBUS challenge as that is to use new stuff. . . . . . Just Google Darnell Knauss and you'll get her blog.
    Have a great evening and tickles under the chin for the girls (and Mr J if he feels left out lol!)
    Ang x

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    1. HAHA, I'm so gonna do that and them tell him that you told me to! HAHA! Thanks so much Ang! The balls are actually yarn...yarn with big snowballs on them! Not sure what kind of oddball sweater it would make, but it sure makes for a good snowball on a Christmas card! lol, big hugs and smiles :)

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  37. Wow Pamellia, you certainly are the Queen Of Texture, stunning as always with amazing texture.
    Julie x

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

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  38. Wow, this is gorgeous! love all the texture it looks amazing. Perfect for the Allsorts Challenge this week Jox

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  39. Beautiful card Pamellia, I like the texture the snowflake with that beautiful gem centre
    Kevin xx

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    1. Thank you very much Kevin! hugs and smiles :)

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  40. My sweet and talented friend, this card is simply exquisite! I continue to marvel at your wood slats... I wish you could come over and teach me some of your brilliance. :o) Your snowbanks are perfection, especially with your new glitter. The snowflakes are stunning and I love the woven beauty across the center. This would take me eons to create.. your eye for design is something I am so thankful for! Your creations bring such joy to my heart, not to mention a ton of inspiration. :o) Exquisite as always, Pamellia! And I will never tire of your winter or Christmas creations! I only tire of snow when it's outside forever like last winter. ;) Have a sparkly night!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. You are so sweet Karen! I wish I could reach through my computer and give you a hug!! Thank you for my daily dose of morning sunshine! big giant bear hugs to you :)

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  41. You've got me sitting here shivering again Pamellia! Your wood board background looks SO real - as well as the snow scattered over it here and there - the crackle on the big snowflake is wonderful - and the texture with the cheese cloth and pom pom ribbon is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Julia!! Happy Friday! hugs and smiles :)

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  42. Another scrumptious design to blow my socks off!!! Love it (as ever), Pamellia!
    Have a lovely weekend! xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Jane and happy weekend to you too! hugs and smiles :)

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  43. WOW!! Now this is something else ... I adore that wood background ... amazing!! The whole creation is beyond words and a perfect take on the challenge photo ... It has to be a winner

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    1. Wow Ros, what a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much!! hugs and smiles :)

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  44. Please please do a tutorial for the wood slats!

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    1. I will definitely put that on my to-do list. hugs :)

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  45. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Snow much fun” challenge over at Come and Get it & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

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    1. Thanks so much Melanie! hugs and smiles :)

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  46. Wow this is stunning! All that gorgeous glitter & the amazing wooden slat background you've created....beautiful...and I for one, don't tire of frosty cards during the winter! Hugs Carole Z xx

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    1. Tee hee, thanks so much Carole! hugs and smiles :)

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  47. Your wood looks amazing and the effect by stamping the flakes with dabber is so clever. Another totally gorgeous card Pamellia and don't worry I for one will always love looking at Christmas cards. Happy weekend! Nicola x

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    1. Thanks so much Nicola! I still have a few left to go, so I'm glad you're up for it! lol hugs and smiles :)

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  48. So very beautiful Pamellia! Love the gorgeous snowflake and all the fluffy texture! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Mona, and happy weekend to you too! hugs and smiles :)

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  49. Beautiful card, wonderfully designed!
    So glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

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  50. Such a gorgeous card with lots of lovely texture xxx

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    1. Thanks Brenda! Happy weekend! hugs and smiles :)

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  51. Beautiful card Pamelia. So many wonderful details! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

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    1. Thank you very much Meighan! hugs and smiles :)

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  52. Oh! sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! fabulous texture and EVERYTHING! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my card and DT post.
    hugs
    xx

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    1. Thanks Faith, and it was my pleasure!! big hugs :)

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  53. Fabulous card, Pamellia! Just a quick answer to your question as I'm heading out to work - the leaves are filigree metal - similar to these... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-Metal-Filigree-Skeleton-Leaves-Crafts-Cards-Mixed-Media-/221652019127?pt=UK_Crafts_Embellishments_SM&hash=item339b7d67b7
    Alison xx

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    1. Oh boy, thank you so much Alison!! Gonna see if I can track some down! hugs and smiles :)

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  54. Your card is so beautiful. I am always so amazed at all the fabulous details you add to your card. Have a great weekend.

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  55. such a fab card ,great detail ,Laura O

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

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  56. I am not surprised you have had so many comments, this is a gorgeous card Pamellia.
    Love it, Angela x

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    1. Thanks Angela, although half the comments are mine haha!! hugs :)

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  57. Love the cool colours and textures here. So much to look at. Hugz

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  58. Your version of CAS is fabulous! Still so many gorgeous details and textures to admire and such incredible snow!
    Rebecca.
    x

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    1. Thanks so much Rebecca! hugs and smiles :)

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  59. A really beautiful card Pamellia with lots of gorgeous techniques. I adore the 'wooden slats' in particular! Thanks so much for joining us at Artist Trading Post this time.
    Juliaxx

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

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  60. Beautiful card !!! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  61. thats lovely and I am in total awe of the background slats they look wonderful! xx

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  62. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Look forward to seeing you in our next challenge!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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