Friday, February 13, 2015

Hugs and Kisses

Hello Everyone!

Today my card is just for fun! I really wanted to do something with with my new Tim Holtz paints, sprays and stains that just arrived from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and some of my favourite Tim Holtz techniques, so this is what I put together. I realize my card doesn't look very Tim Holtz-ish, but his ink products can be used to create any style of card, it's all in how you use them!



For the background layer, I used Tim's paint marbling technique (page 43-vol 3). I used Picket Fence and Antique Linen distress paints and then I used a Crafter's Workshop Woodgrain stencil with some home made texture paste (coloured with DecoArt Tan acrylic paint) to add the pattern. After the paste dried, I lightly swiped it with some Gathered Twigs ink using my blending tool.

The flourish die behind the hearts is Honeysuckle vine from Memory Box which I coloured with Gathered Twigs distress stain. The sentiment is from Heartfelt Creations - stamped with Ranger Archival ink Coffee. The corner piece was made with crafter's clay and a silicone mold and coloured with Gathered Twigs stain and DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic White paint.


In keeping with my New Year's resolution, I have pulled out a Spellbinders border die called A2 Curved Borders to cut the shaped panel behind the hearts. I painted it white and then streaked it with my brand new Tim Holtz Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet distress stains. I used Crafter's Workshop Damask Flourish stencil with some beige home-made texture paste and then covered it with some Rock Candy distress glitter while it was wet.

The hearts were cut using a Go Kreate set. The bottom heart was painted white, streaked with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet stains, spritzed it with Picket Fence spray and then stamped with a Rubbernecker Damask Flourish stamp using Coffee ink. The top heart has two layers, the bottom I created a woodgrain effect using a combination of distress inks, sprays and paints. The top heart was made using a variation of Tim's paint resist technique (page 47-vol 3).




I'm ashamed to say that the flowers are NOT hand made, I did dye them myself though. I used Tim Holtz Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany sprays to get the desired rich red I wanted, I just dipped a small brush directly into the bottle for the perfect application (OK, almost perfect, I did get a little on the stamens. lol). The leaves are from Spellbinders Foliage set.


The tags were cut with Tim Holtz Tiny Tabs and Tag. One was stamped using a Kaisercraft Birdcage stamp and the other was stamped with Spun Sugar and the Rubbernecker Damask stamp and spritzed with some Worn Lipstick spray for contrast. Both tags were edged using Gathered Twigs. The teeny tiny hearts were cut out using a punch and popped up on pop dots.

After the card was finished, I took some Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs distress sprays and flicked a little bit here and there with my brush to get some drops and drips.


I am entering my Hugs and Kisses 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.


133 comments:

  1. I'm lost for words Pamellia, I am never disappointed when I visit your blog, there is always a stunning creation waiting for me. This is absolutely gorgeous, with your usual attention to detail and ability to add so many fabulous layers and embellishments you have created another masterpiece.
    Pauline
    x

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  2. Another absolute stunner Pamellia, so many gorgeous layers to stare at! Every card you make is a work of art ;)
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Donna and happy weekend to you to! hugs :)

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  3. Aaaaaah, yessss! Absolutely stunning! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Oooh, this is fabulous! So shabby so vintage...absolutely fantastic! I love the layers! LOVE this!
    Big Hugs!
    Branka xxx

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  5. Gorgeous layers and details Pamellia, very shabby, vintage and beautiful.
    Lorraine

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  6. Such a lovely Valentine Pamellia! beautiful layers of tags and hearts with pretty soft colors! Isn't it fun to play with new supplies!

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    1. Thanks Julia! Yes, sooooooo much fun, I'm addicted! hugs :)

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  7. Beautiful and elegant card. Love those tekxure and all of details you put on the card.

    Marjeta

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  8. Such a gorgeous stack of hearts - love the way you cut out the centers! You always do such fabulous work with patterns and textures - so much to look at and drool over! How fun that you had a chance to just play! Thanks so much for always sharing your techniques.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! You just put a big goofy smile on my face! hugs :)

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  9. Just GORGEOUS!
    Hugs and Kisses to You, too, Pamellia!
    And Happy Valentine's Day xxx

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    1. Thank you Sirkkis and Happy Valentines Day to you too! hugs :)

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  10. What a joy for eyes! Fabulous creation Pamellia!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

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  11. It is a joy and pleasure to see you using TH products in your own way Pamellia, for me that is the whole point of getting 'inspiration' and then doing your own thing. So many layers and textures, so beautiful as always :-) xxx

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  12. Oh so many stunning layers and texture! You put all those Tim products to such beautiful use and I love that added birdcage tag! Happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you kindly Terry, hope you have a grand weekend! hugs :)

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  13. Good grief, all that gloriously gushing gob of gorgeous love on this card! The combination of techniques and textures and colors and THE clay CORNERS (omg...love that!) and you have created a fabulous card o' love.
    It's always so much fun when that speedy box arrives from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
    Beautiful work yet again. :)
    hugs to you and have a great weekend!

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    1. Best alliteration EVER Lisa! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! hugs :)

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  14. As always a gorgeous creation Pamellia, you always amaze me with your wonderful detail and depth to cards. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts again this week.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    B x

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for Playing along at CCCB!!

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  16. Amazing Pamellia, love it all especially all the colours used, makes it look quite vintage.

    Love & hugs

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

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  17. Another incredible card Pamellia, with stunning layers and textures.
    Have a lovely weekend, Julie x

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  18. So pretty! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  19. Stunning card with such wonderful layering and techniques

    Love Chrissie

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  20. Wow this card is stunning! So many beautiful textures and layers xx

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  21. Amazing design Pamelia! I love the flowers and all your lovely detail, beautiful!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  22. Wow another stunning creation you amaze me with all the little details and textures. Love it .

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    1. Thanks so much Marilyn! happy weekend and big hugs :)

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  23. Another beautiful creation, so gorgeous.....
    Have a lovely weekend....xxx

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  24. This is stunning Pamellia. Your romantic design is so beautiful, the layers and textures are fabulous, I love the colours and your usual amazing attention to detail.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  25. Hi Pamellia,
    another simply stunning, and wonderful creation.
    Great and superb designing as usual.
    Love all the different textures, and elements in this.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  26. Love the tags and birdcage, gives it a TH vintage style twist, love it Pamellia. Right going to lie down in a darkened room now to recover from such gorgoeusness! You are truly talented...big hugs Ruth xx

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    1. haha, thanks so much Ruth! happy weekend and thanks for the visits today. hugs :)

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  27. Your card is stunning Pamellia! I love that you took Tim Holtz products and used them in your own style - your card is amazing, but then, your work always is.... Hugs, Anne xx

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  28. Another gorgeous card with all the lovely heart layers and lots of texture. I always love how you tuck tags in some of your projects and this one is no exception.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thanks Cec! Yeah, I guess I'm a little addicted to the small tags, and next week it will be something else, HA!! hugs :)

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  29. Pamellia, I am so happy to hear you created something just for fun! And it truly looks as if you had fun making this deliciously vintage and textured Valentine card. As always you are a layering genius! I almost get dizzy trying to step through all the layers, twisting my neck this way and that to get a really good look. You never, NEVER cease to amaze me with your creativity and artistic ability! This is just one more winner in my book! I think I should like to give up spending time in the Closet and just spend all day visiting on your blog. I would much rather, of course, be visiting in person, so I could learn and laugh with you! Frankly I'm not surprised these are not your handmade flowers...sorry, bu they don't hold a candle to yours except of course in that amazingly deep red. Gorgeousness x 10,000 my friend! By the way, I've got to get crackin! I haven't made my husband's Valentine's card yet! I was wondering what he would think if I visited Hallmark! Tee Hee! Hugs!

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    1. HAHA, Oh Sara, you do make me smile!! Laughing at your twisted neck comment, I could seriously visualize you actually doing that...what a hoot! Thanks so much for your wonderful compliments, I truly appreciate and look forward to your visits. big hugs :)

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  30. Gorgeous card Pamellia. I've been missing in action (accident and surgery) for a while and am now back on line and excited to see your new card! xx

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    1. Oh my word Loll, that is horrible! Thank goodness you are on the mend! Thanks for the visit, I truly appreciate your kind words! big hugs to you :)

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  31. I love your card Pamellia, I love how you have used Tim's products in your own gorgeous style. I love the layered hearts and wonderful background and the techniques you used. Love the large long birdcage too. A beautiful creation. Tracy x

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  32. A stunning project, always a pleasure to visit your blog.
    Yvonne xx

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  33. OMG! This is just STUNNING! LOVE every little thing about it Pamillia! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SWEETHEART & ROSES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  34. Beautiful card Pamillia,I love the hearts the tags and the flowers, so elegant
    Kevin xx

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  35. Gorgeous card - thank you for the detailed step-outs! LOVE your colors and all the frilly details - beautiful!! And you are inspiring me to use all of my dies (I have not yet brought myself to count them, but I am probably close to you in numbers, lol!) xx Lynn

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    1. What a sweet comment Lynn, thank you very much! big hugs :)

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  36. Simply stunning. Layers and layers of gorgeousness! You know so much about textures and depth in your designs. Thanks for sharing this amazing creation with STAMPlorations.

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  37. so gorgeous. love all the different layers xx

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  38. Another stunning creation Pamellia! Sorry to check in soo late today! I saw your card this morning, but was on the go all day long. Finally I have some time to sit down and admire your gorgeous card!! I love all those different texture and color layered hearts!!! The tags are such amazing addition to this crafting gem! Love that birdcage stamp! And there is no shame in using store bought flowers, I am just too frugal for that! Until your next stunner big hugs from Vegas! Oh and ofcourse huge thank you for joining us this week at CCCB!!! He, he, I get to say that:)
    Samra

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Samra! I actually have an entire drawer full of store bought flowers and I hardly ever use them. It is a little faster and easier, but not quite as satisfying as making my own. Thanks again my friend, big hugs :)

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  39. Fabulous card as usual.I am amazed at how well you use your supplies and create such lovely textures and embellisments.Lovely lovely lovely.Happy Valentine's day!

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  40. Another fabulous shabby card Pamellia, and how fun you had time to just play! I think it's great that you demonstrated that using Tim's stuff does not always need to mean grungy! Love the beautiful stacked hearts and your flower cluster looks wonderful, even if you did not make the flowers....

    Happy Valentines day!!! and have a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Thanks so much Astrid and happy weekend to you too! big hugs :)

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  41. Wonderful and delightful creation Pamellia, lovely textures as always...super added goodies and design.xxx

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  42. Hi Pamellia
    Just perfect for Valentines Day (and House of Cards February Love challenge too).
    Wise move using bought flowers so that you don't get me screetching for a tutorial on them hahaha!
    Its a beautiful creation obviously made with care and love. . . . . as always.
    Happy Valentines Day to you and Mr J.
    Ang x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Ang! I wouldn't want to make you screetch, that's for sure! lol hugs :)

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  43. Fantastic layering and awesome card, dear Pamellia!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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  44. Wow, such a amazing detail! Lovely! I really like the colors too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    Hugs,
    Pam
    TT DT
    www.pammiesinkypinkies.blogspot.com

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  45. Beautiful card Pamellia! Happy Valentine's Day! Love all the layered hearts! The pearls add such a touch of elegance!

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    1. Thanks so much Mona! Happy Valentine's Day to you too! hugs :)

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  46. Hi, Pamellia! How incredibly romantic and gorgeous! I love the touch of browns making your masterpiece even more traditional and vintage-like. Right down to the pearls and hearts - your compositions always touch my soul - so beautiful! I especially like the conveyance of open hearts in contrast to the cage tag - the tags are beautifully layered! hugs, de

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    1. You are so sweet Donna! Thank you very much! hugs :)

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  47. LOVE your layers and the colors! FAB heart card! Happy Valentines Day, Pamellia!

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    1. Thanks Sue, Happy Valentine's Day to you too! hugs :)

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  48. Beautiful layering! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

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  49. So so pretty Pamellia! You layering skills are out of this world! Beautiful, sweet card. Happy Valentines to you! Nicola x

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    1. Thanks Nicola, Happy Valentine's Day to you too! hugs :)

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  50. So so pretty Pamellia, so romantic and beautiful. I love all the layers and soft colours, Happy Valentines Day, hugs Carole Z X

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    1. Thanks so much Carole! Happy Valentine's Day to you too! hugs :)

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  51. Gorgeous Pamellia, I just love everything about it. Happy Valentine's Day, Angela x

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    1. Thanks Angela! Happy Valentine's Day to you too! big hugs :)

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  52. So beautiful Pamellia.I love the pretty hearts and birdcage and your soft colours and textures are fabulous.
    I don`t mind being called Nic or Coops whichever people find easier to type or call me :D

    xx coops xx

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    1. In that case, thank you very much Coops! big hugs :)

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  53. Pamellia, my sweet friend, this is exquisite as ever. How I always treasure your masterpieces.. the designs, every element, each perfectly (and carefully) chosen detail! The pearly open heart is a thing of beauty and every layer fills my heart with happiness. You have such a gift! The cluster of flowers and darling sentiment make this all the lovelier. Amazing creation, my kind friend!

    I've missed leaving you sparkly love... unfortunately my Blogger absence will continue indefinitely, which breaks my heart. My arm injury remains a burden and I cannot craft or type long enough to leave comments. I can peek in on my phone to see what you've been up to, but that's about it. Additionally, my sweet mom had hip replacement surgery. She requires my presence and assistance 24/7. When we are both healed up, I will return to crafting and commenting. Thank you for the love and encouragement you have always shown me. You are a blessing!

    Sparkly hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your health. Please know that I will miss you and that I'm sending big healing hugs out to you and to your Mom. If you get a chance to email me with updates, I would love to hear from you. Best wishes my friend. xoxo

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  54. What a beautiful card! Very nice vintage look!Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

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  55. Wow, Pamellia. What a stunning card. Love all the layers and textures. Very creative. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Sweethearts and Roses" challenge.

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  56. Fab layers & embellishments !!

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  57. Simply gorgeous and a perfect card for Valentine's Day. I love the hearts and pearls and the fabulous shade of red in the roses. Another breathtaking masterpiece my friend.


    Dionne xx

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  58. Hi Pamellia......love your gorgeous Valentine card and thank you for sharing with us at AVJ this fortnight
    Annie x

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  59. A gorgeous mixed media creation, so soft and feminine.
    Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. :)

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  60. An amazing card, very feminine and pretty. I love all of the different patterns and textures you have incorporated and such a lovely colour scheme. Sally.x.

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous very feminine and romantic I love every little bit and all the added little details you think off you are very talented
    carol x

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  62. I guess I was so busy trying to see the details, I forgot to comment! Love this card, all the layers, the soft pink, the damask, the tags. I want that birdcage stamp, but I bet it is an old one that I'll never find :-(( A beautiful card, hope your Valentines Day was as good as your card.

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    1. Unfortunately, you may be right about that. I just went and checked the store where I bought it, and they no longer have it in stock. If I ever run across it, I will let you know hun. Thanks, hugs :)

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  63. Beautiful! Love all those layered hearts! Hugs, Chrisx

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  64. I think your card shows how versatile Tim's products are. Who would have thought you could make such an elegant creation with them. Fab work!
    Hugs! xx

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  65. What can I say .... this is stunning! I love all the layers, and the shabby vintage look .... gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

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  66. Pamela, your card is gorgeous, as always. I love this card with the shabby chic look. I also love hearts so this one really catches my eye.

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  67. Glorious, Pamellia - I adore those layered hearts, each with their own texture or pattern, and then the rich red flowers look simply stunning against the delicate pastels and neutrals - just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey and at The Artistic Stamper.
    Alison xx

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  68. Stunning layers of textures and goodies! Thanks for joining the fun at STAMPlorations February challenge!

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  69. I positively adore the layered hearts and all that embellishment on this Pamellia. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  70. Did I miss this one - so sorry! Just seen now via AVJ and hopped over - so wonderful - love it!!! xxx

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  71. Gorgeous ! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x

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  72. Big Congrats on Top Sister Award at The Sisterhood of Crafters! Your card is gorgeous and their decision on a winner shouldn't have been difficult at all! Have a great day my dear :)

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  73. Well this is soooooooo pretty! Love the details, layered hearts . Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations

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