Thursday, April 30, 2015

Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenges

Hello Everyone!!

I have to say that reading the comments for my 60's retro card on Tuesday, I haven't laughed that much in a really long time!! I have just a few thoughts about what you wrote.

Chris (pearshapedcrafting) - Black and white sounds like a safe bet amid all those crazy colours.

Brenda - mini-skirts weren't for me, but I thought my bell-bottoms were cool at the time...I was wrong. lol

Ros - Regarding Mary Quant...when you're that beautiful, you can wear a potatoe sac and make it look good!

Patty O'Malley - Completely agree, and you can count that whole 80's leg-warmers and bangles era a complete and utter failure as well!

Beth Brovold - You're right about the hair in the 60' was no cup of tea either...but then again, have you seen teenagers nowadays?? Not much better!

Sarah - you totally cracked me up with that story about your Mom's psychedelic lime green and purple chiffon blouse!! I admit, I really want to see a photo of that one!

Massofhair - BWAHAHAHA!! A knitted bathing suit!! Sorry, I don't mean to laugh but BWAHAHAHA!

Angela - Swinging Sixties - yet another reason I'm glad I was a fetus!

Carol (crafty-stamper) - all I can say is...I'm going to need pics, lots and lots of pics! lol


Today I reveal myself as the remaining design team member for the new mixed media challenge ANYTHING BUT CUTE. No surprise there I suppose, I've been yammering about it for over two weeks now!! lol

If you would care to hop on over an learn a little bit more about me, I have put together a few of my favourite mixed media projects from the last year for you to have a look at.



Although we are a mixed media blog, we do not require big giant projects that take all month to make. We would love to see all kinds of art - cards, tags, canvas art, journal pages, ATC cards, recycled art, you name long as you have included at least one mixed media product in your creation, that's all we ask.

We really want to encourage artists who have never tried mixed media before or are new to the mixed media arts. Everyone has to start somewhere, so our design team will always be on the look out for budding new mixed media artists. We also want to encourage all you experts to try something new, or improve an old technique, so we will be on the look out for those special artist as well.

Once a month, we will be have a Spotlight Post featuring either one of  our talented designers or a surprise guest. This is a post for tutorials, techniques, tips and just never know who will be there and what they might be showing you.

We will also have a Feature Artist every month who will showcase a piece of mixed media art made especially for our challenge theme. These artists will be chosen from the winners of previous challenges.

We will also have the odd surprise post, that not even my design team knows about...I think I will keep the details of those under my hat for the time being.

Our first challenge starts in just 5 days, so grab a badge and hit that follow button so you don't miss any of the fun! ANYTHING BUT CUTE

Hugs, Pamellia


  1. Glad I made you smile Pamellia, and next time I am at Mum's I will drag out the old snap box and see if I can find evidence of the offending will be black and white though!! xx

  2. I'm excited for your new challenge and I already follow Anything But Cute so I don't miss when it starts!! All of your projects you displayed on the blog are simply stunning...jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Glad you laughed at my knitted bathing suit Pamellia, i don't have any pictures thank goodness, imagine the humiliation back then roflol! Love your blogs, always look forward to your posts and i will have even more reason to play now :-) xxx

  4. Congratulations, Pamellia! Can't wait to see the new blog.

  5. Thank YOU for the laughs...I'm always extremely entertained when I visit your blog whether it be for the chats or to view your EXTREME talent!! Hopping over to check out the new blog now!! Good luck with it all but then with your talent luck is really NOT needed!!!!
    Take care,

  6. Hi Pamellia,
    oh this sounds really great.
    Not quite sure I am a mixed media person, but I will pop over, and have a look at the blog challenge when it starts.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Off to have a look and learn a bit more about you! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Counting down the days Pamellia. I will now go and read all about you lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie j xxx

  9. Enjoy your new challenge! Hugs, Valerie

  10. Popping over now - good luck with this new adventure! Nicola x

  11. Lovely to read a little more about you Pamellia and I adore all your showcased artwork, good luck with your new venture . Tracy x x x

  12. The best of luck with this exciting new venture Pamellia. Mixed media is really taking off....all very exciting x

  13. Can't wait for the first challenge Pamellia,it's fantastic having another mixed media challenge to enter,well done you for doing it and knowing how brilliant you are it's bound to be pretty special ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  14. Congrats on the new venture and you are Amazeballs! Now what is this about a surprise post at Anything But Cute? I am excited to see what/who/where it is! Things just keep getting better. Thank you so very much for making me a part of the team and just know, I am all in! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  15. Oh Pamellia, I get so excited for your new crafty adventures! I'm never surprised when one comes your way... you have so much talent and passion bursting out of your crafty heart! :o) I truly adore everything you make (no exaggeration) and am looking forward to seeing your contributions with your new team! I remain so intrigued by mixed media and hope to delve (or tip toe!) into it this summer. :o) Congrats again, sweet friend! They are so blessed to have you!

    Hugs and blessings,

  16. Hope the challenge will go off with a bang, off to take a peek and see all your lovely pieces again....

  17. Wishing you much fun with the new challenge ! Off to take a peek !

  18. Ohhhh - so glad you included all those great comments about the 60's - totally made me start my morning with laughs!!! Very excited about Anything But Cute! I would be in big trouble if it took me a month to do a project. I am one of these that can't stop until it's done - but I have to make myself anyway!!! At least at Anything But Cute we will be able to have lots of creative leeway! What I look forward to the most is seeing what everyone creates each month. j.

  19. I had to chuckle at the '60s comments! Congratulations on your new challenge and to your new DT! I'm following over there but my style is cute so don't know if I'll be joining in - but I will love seeing what everyone creates!

  20. Pamellia, I love that you've high lighted the comments that tickled your funny bone! See what you've started! We'll probably be back in those knitted suits again this season, since you are such a trendsetter! Congratulations, my dear, on this incredible, new and already successful mixed media challenge blog! I'm grateful to be a part, and cannot wait to find out about the surprise posts! I am so looking forward to our first challenge! Big hugs!

  21. What a brilliant idea for a blog, look forward to seeing your makes and everyone elses.

    Funny about the bathing costume, I was looking at an old cine film this week, that has been put onto a CD, and it had a few frames with me in my stretch bathing suit, how's that for coindence.

  22. Congratulations my friend, you are a very busy lady but I am not surprized that everyone want you on their team.

    Dionne xx