Monday, February 9, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers - #132 - Love, Love, Love

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and More! This time around our lovely hostess Lorraine has chosen the theme LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, so let's see all of those romantic Valentines, Anniversary, Engagement or Wedding cards! Here is my make.


I decided to go with a romantic garden theme. I think this will come in handy for a wedding card or an anniversary card, should I need one.

Another new flower for you today. I think they look a little bit like Hollyhocks, so that's what I'm going to call them. I made them using Joy Crafts Flower 1 and coloured them with Tim Holtz distress inks, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet and Spun Sugar. I sprinkled some micro-beads on the inside just for the heck of it.



The background was painted with DecoArt Gesso and then stamped with Hero Arts shadow ink Soft Sand and a texture stamp from Prima. The wonderful garden scene with the birdcages and birds is combination of stamps from Kaisercraft.


The base layer I did using the emboss resist technique, a border stamp from Kaisercraft and Tim Holtz distress inks Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet. I edged it slightly with Gathered Twigs.

The filigree leaves are from Frantic Stamper and the other leaves are from the Spellbinders Foliage set. The corner piece is made from crafter's clay and a silicone mold.


Isn't that little dragonfly so cute!! He is stamped from a DoCrafts Papermania set and fussy cut out. The background stamp in the corner is from Prima.


The hearts are cut out from Go Kreate. The bird and birdhouse were made with crafter's clay and silicone molds. I covered them with Tim Holtz Picket Fence crackle paint and antiqued them with Gathered Twigs.

I hope you can see the wonderful ivory micro-beads that are glued here and there, so much fun!!



I am entering my romantic garden card into 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.


145 comments:

  1. Oh this is just pure magic Pamellia, the design is spectacular those flowers are stunning an extremely beautiful creation I love it.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  2. Light, floral, soft and feminine. Pure beauty, I love this card!! Who wouldn't be delighted to receive this...??!!! Big hugs, Georgie xx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Georgie! big hugs :)

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  3. Gorgeous make my friend!!! Love the stamped background, microbeads here and there, inked flowers and all the foliage, but my absolute favorite are clay bird and birdhouse! Just love the way you antiqued them! Absolutely fabulous creation! Thank you for the inspiration! I am so behind with making cards, hopefully I catch up soon...See you on the dance floor!

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    1. Thanks Samra! I admit, I'm pretty partial to the bird and birdhouse too, great minds I guess! lol. big hugs my friend, have a great week! :)

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  4. Just gorgeous, Pamellia, I am definitely in love with it! Hugs, Valerie

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

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  5. LOVE your flowers love your whole art work of your creation, it’s gorgeous and the colours are just stunning...thanks for your kind words on my latest cards...
    ♥ aNNie

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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    1. Thank you so very much Annie! big hugs to you :)

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  6. DRoooooooooooooooooooooooooool, big sigh, just so romantically beautiful, every element is so lovely, the flowers are to die for and even the little dragonfly is so perfect. I do so envy your creativity and ideas and how you use each and every little detail.

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    1. You always say the sweetest things Faith!! Thank you so much for visiting me today and making me smile! hugs to you :)

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  7. Shabby Chic perfection as always and so pretty!! I'll be entering this challenge tomorrow too

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    1. Thanks so much Ros! Oh boy, can't wait to see what you come up with! big hugs :)

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  8. Most beautiful! LOVE!
    Hugs,Tee

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  9. Hi Pamellia
    Just dreamy! Romance in a swirl of paper, florals and micro beads. Its divine Pamellia!
    Have a great week.
    Ang x

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    1. Thanks so much Ang! you have a good week too! hugs :)

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  10. Absolutely STUNNING!!! LOVE the amazing dimension and gorgeous texture! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  11. Beautiful card....AGAIN,Pamellia! It reminds me of a strawberry sponge cake it's sooooo yummy! Loving the cracked texture too,perfectly done ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks Donna! You're the best!! big hugs and smiles to you :)

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  12. Beautiful card Pamellia! So feminine and shabby looking! Your flowers look stunning!

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    1. Thanks very much Mona! hugs and smiles :)

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  13. It's an ooooh! and an aaaah! from me! Once again you have romance captured in this card! The pink and creamy colours along with the black stamping is a stunning combination! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. So sweet, thank you kindly Chris! big hugs :)

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  14. Very romantic and gorgeous, Pamellia! Those flowers are incredible and so realistic, just like freshly picked from the garden! Perfect card for any special occasion! Love it!!!

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  15. Oh my this is stunning love everything about it so soft and feminine . Love this NEW flower creation do I see a tutorial coming soon on how you made them ?

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    1. Thanks so much Marilyn! I haven't figured out how to do a tutorial for the flowers. It takes two hands to do the tutorial and one hand to work the camera...that's math that just doesn't work for me. haha! hugs :)

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  16. Oooh, what a dreamy, lovely creation again, Pamellia. The text on the background is something special this time. Looks so good.
    Hugs xxx

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  17. Gorgeous card, I love the dove and little,bird house. Your flowers are always so beautifully made nd the colours are delightful . Tracy x

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  18. Beautiful card.Love the flowers and the you got the soft romantic feel perfectly.Love the background too.Everything works so well together!

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  19. Super, super sweet. This is so feminine and so pretty with all the lovely pink, the flowers and the wonderful stamping. Loving all the shabby layers and definitely love the birdhouse and regret not trying to make that one - maybe next time.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thanks so much Cec! Yeah, cute, but a pain in the butt! Next time. hugs :)

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  20. LOVE this card! Makes me happy to look at it. The colors, the stamps and how you used them, the flowers, are exquisite! May I ask where your microbeads are from? So effective how you used them, just like on some real flowers.

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    1. Thanks so much Marci! I'm sorry, but I'm not totally sure what brand they are. I dumped them into a Tupperware dish and threw away the original container...oops! Possibly American Crafts? I do remember that they were claiming they were white, but they are actually ivory, I was quite disappointed. Not much help I'm afraid. hugs :)

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    2. I will see if I can track down the exact product for you Marci. hugs :)

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  21. Fabulous make Pamelia, lovely soft colours, pinks one of my faves, beautiful!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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

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  23. So delicate and romantic--a very beautiful piece.

    Love Chrissie

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  24. Wow Pamellia this is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxxxxxx

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  25. This is beautiful Pamellia, such pretty colours and so many gorgeous details as always - another stunning make.
    Pauline
    x

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  26. Yet another stunning creations Pamellia, I know whenever I visit your blog I am in for a treat!
    I love the delicate colours, wonderful textures and so many beautiful details to look at.
    hugs Sue xx

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  27. Beautiful! Great stamped background, wonderful flowers, birdhaus and ...dragonfly !!! I really like the theme of a dragonfly on the cards!
    Hugs :)
    Max

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    1. Thanks Max! I think the dragonfly is one of my favourite things on this card! big hugs :)

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  28. another stunning card Pamellia. xx

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  29. A stunning creation, so romantic and feminine.
    Yvonne xx

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  30. Lovely card Pamellia, so much gorgeous detail, a pleasure to the eye.
    Have a great week, Angela x

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  31. Heavenly! Love the soft loook of white and pink on the vintage cream stamped background. So beautiful! Xx

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  32. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 66 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  33. I've been scrolling and scrolling and can see that I have missed many beauties Pamellia. Love this confection here, it sure looks good enough to Eat! In addition to being gloriously pretty and tactile. Nicola x

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  34. So soft and beautiful Pamellia! Love your latest flower design, you could go into business with your amazing flowers, - I would be your first customer lol! I also love how you always create your papers totally from scratch, - this is another real beauty!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Astrid!! extra big hugs to you :)

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  35. They do remind me of Hollyhocks too but I have not seen any as beautiful as yours, the colours are gorgeous and the little birdhouse is such a lovely addition. A stunning card! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much Anne! hugs :)

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  36. Gorgeous card Pamellia love the delicate colours too.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  37. Wow your card is so pretty and romantic - love the pastel pinks -thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage .

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  38. A beautiful romantic garden...lovely colors and those flowers are stunning! Another magic, Pamellia. Hugs.

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  39. You've done it again - another breathtakingly beautiful design. I'm always in awe of your delicate, dreamy layers and this card doesn't disappoint. As long as I'm here I suppose I should probably say Hey thanks! for linking it up over at Crafty Gals. We appreciate your art!

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    1. Thank you so much Becca! So sweet! hugs :)

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  40. A pure delight this card! I love all details and especially the texture of the bird and its house. Lovely!

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  41. Another stunning piece of creativity from you Pamellia, love the little bird house and bird and the flowers are gorgeous.

    Love & Hugs

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

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  42. Oooh almost missed this one. Sumptuously soft, elegantly enchanting and perfectly pink! Nikki xxx

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  43. Wow, Pamellia! Every time I come to visit I am blown away by your amazing artistry! I don't know anyone else out there who is creating her own paper and embellies the way you do. This card is so lush....so completely romantic and divine...I don't even know where to start. But the base layer...that can barely be seen peeking out...gorgeous technique and I love the soft touch of brown on the distressed edges. Then the fabulous stamped layer...oh my word! Such artistry here! I love the stamps you chose. Then, those sweet crackled embellies...that you made? You made?????? YOu must spend days on each fabulous creation...and it shows in all the scrumptious details. I am just so thankful that I found your blog. It's where I come to be refreshed and inspired.

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    1. Wow Kathy! Thank you so much! I have a big fat head now, may not even be able to hold it up!! haha!! I thank you again and send you big hugs :)

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  44. Hello pamellia
    This is stunning ... Love the flowers... Would love you to do a video on the colouring and assembling them stunning
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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    1. Hi Sylvie. Thanks so much. I am still trying to figure out how to do a tutorial for the flowers. I need both hands for the tutorial and one hand for the camera...that is bad math. lol hugs :)

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  45. Delicate and luscious, Pamellia and the prettiest shade of pink EVER!! xxx

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  46. So stunning! Love the layers and shabby chic feel. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner.

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    1. Thank you Lisa! Wonderful challenge, I love pink!! hugs :)

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  47. Hi Pamellia,
    what a very super and pretty creation as usual.
    Your wonderful creations are so very lovely and full of very interesting design features.
    Love your superb flowers too, they are so very beautiful.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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

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  48. Hi Pamellia, I stopped by for some inspiration because I am making a few last minute Valentine's cards and just wasn't feeling it! Wow...am I ever feeling it now!!!! I think I need to get married or have an anniversary because I have got to have this card! I love all those techniques you've used from the emboss resist to the shadow stamping. The hollyhocks (yes, that's what they look like to me, too!) are fab-uuuu--lasss! (Stretch out that last syllable) with that sweet color and those micro beads. Everything, everything is just wonderful! Now, I will go back to my Closet with my tail between my legs and TRY to make something! I'll be back to drool later when I have a few more minutes (hours). Big warm hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara!! big warm hugs comin right back at ya! :)

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  49. Lovely Spring Card! Thanks for Sharing!

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  50. Oh, this is so romantic & pretty... :)

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  51. This is gorgeous Pamellia!! What beautiful details, I absolutely love your Hollyhocks and filigree leaves!
    big hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy! This is my new favourite die at the moment...until I get something new! haha! hugs :)

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  52. Beautiful colors and dimensions Pamellia.

    Hugs Diane

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  53. such a gorgeous card with beautiful flowers! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at house of cards.
    linda

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous love project, Pamellia! Beautiful shades of pink!

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  55. OMG!! I am in love with this card. Beautiful stamping, brilliant layering and great colors!! Thanks for sharing this Pamellia

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  56. Stunning and divine card Pamellia.

    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

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  57. oh wow so beautiful pamellia.i love the soft marshmallow colours and your flower and textures are just devine ;D

    xx coops xx

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  58. A gorgeous love creation Pamella, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week. As you can tell I am running well late this week.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I hear you, I feel like I'm always running behind! ha! hugs :)

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  59. SO pretty in pink! What a lovely creation! Thanks for playing along last week at Crafty Gals Corner! Be sure to join in this week with our ANYTHING GOES challenge! :)
    -Samantha
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

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  60. Oh my, what a gorgeous, gorgeous card! This is a piece of art! you should frame this! Thanks so much for linking up with us at HOC! Hugs, Cornelia

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  61. This is so gorgeous, such pretty pinks and delicate flowers, love it! Hugs Carole Z X

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  62. Well, I'm going to have to pace myself in future, I can't cope or appreciate properly so much gorgeousness in one go when I'm playing catch up. I'm serious, my OH is wondering why I keep saying wow...Another stunner, love, love, love this..black print and pink yummy!!! Hugs Ruth x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Ruth! What a sweet comment! hugs :)

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  63. Dear Pamelia
    you made a masterpiece
    love the color all the embellishment and it looks so soft beautiful and I Adore this STUNNING CREATION
    Love love love this
    Many thanks for joining us at HOC challenge this Month
    hugs, Monika (HOC DT MEMBER)

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  64. Gorgeous Card! I love well everything about it! Thank you for sharing at Come and Get It! Hugs Julie DT xox

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  65. Hi Pamellia. Back from my travels and playing catch up today.

    This cad is so amazing, I closer I looked the more fabulous things I can see, I do not know where to start. I love the little bird and birdhouse, wow, and the beautiful flowers. The background design is amazing, the whole is so gorgeous.

    Take care.

    Dionne xx

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  66. Hi Pamellia! Your card is gorgeous! I love all the fabulous layers and the flower with the beads. Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards.

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  67. Another stunning card. I love your resist background and the collaging of the stamps. Your flowers are beautiful and the little birdhouse is super cute. Sally.x.

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  68. What can I say Hun, another masterpiece. Your flowers are just amazing. I need some lessons :O)
    hugs Kimx

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  69. Lovely, thanks for playing with us at The Crazy Challenge
    Regards, Helen

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  70. Okay...what words shall I use today Pamellia?? AWESOME, GORGEOUS, STUNNING...etc. etc.!!! Once again you blow me away with your talent and creativity!!! I see that you have shared with us at Fussy and Fancy...thank you!!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  71. Gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Cottage, and good luck.

    Caz xx
    My Blog
    Pennys Paper-Crafty DT
    Digi Choosday DT
    Creative Craft Cottage DT

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  72. Hi Pamellia...Wow another breath taking project!! I love the beautiful flowers here, the microbeads are a wondrous touch!! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!! Best of luck!!
    Big Hugs

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  73. I can be here on you blog forever ... admiring :)

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  74. Beautiful design!!! Breathtaking really!!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this month at House of Cards. I hope you can join us again soon! Hugs, Gracie.

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  75. Beautiful design!!! Breathtaking really!!! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this month at House of Cards. I hope you can join us again soon! Hugs, Gracie.

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