Monday, February 22, 2016

Crafty Boots Guest Designer - No Stamps Allowed

Hello Everyone!

Super glad to be here today, as I have the honour of being the Guest Designer for one of my favourite challenge blogs Crafty Boots. Their current challenge theme is "NO STAMPS ALLOWED". I know I know, not too much of a hard one for me right? lol

I shall now welcome you to "Pamellia's Schizophrenic Week of Mojo"!! Here's how it goes. On one shoulder is 'Bold Angel', she is saying "Bold and beautiful, do it yourself!". On the other shoulder is 'Soft Angel', she is saying "Soft and subtle, pre-designed!". So buckle your seatbelts ladies, because this week will be one heck of a ride!

...and 'Bold Angel' takes the lead!



I thought I would do something with a little spring pizazz using some of my new Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Baseboard Mists from Canvas Corp Brands.


I have been having so much fun playing with my new products from Tattered Angels and this background came together so easily with some thick Gesso, a harlequin stencil, some white paint, and some inky sprays. Here are the Canvas Corp Brands products that I used for this card:

TATTERED ANGELS:



The leaves are from Joy Crafts and they were coloured with Baseboard Mist Paint - Grass and Glimmer Mist - Dark Vintage Green. The butterflies were made from crafter's clay and a ModPodge mold and I spritzed them with Glimmer Mist - Dazzling Diamonds for a subtle shimmer.

The pretty yellow straw came from my talented and sweet friend Sanderijn of Live, Laugh, Love




I made the large blue flower out of polyester ribbon and coloured it with Glimmer Mist - Dragonfly, the yellow roses were made out of grosgrain ribbon and coloured with Baseboard Mist Paint - Daffodil and Glimmer Mist - Marigold, the doily die is Prima Crochet Doily.

I've made a video tutorial on an improved version of the ribbon flower (the blue one), and that will be live on Saturday.



UPDATE:
My card won an award in the following wonderful challenge:


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I got outside for the first time in a couple of weeks. I'm sure this will surprise you...NIGHT SHOTS!! lol. When I stepped onto the walkway behind the house, my heart completely sank...my favourite little tree in the crossroads of the trails is GONE!! The oak trees here in Ontario have been getting sick and this mild weather is causing the disease to spread faster and further than it should. They estimate we could lose 100,000 trees this winter! So sad!





I've been slowly trying to build a trust with my balcony resident Dianna, and to my complete surprise, yesterday I walk around the corner and there she is...perched right up at the door. she won't take peanuts from my hand yet, but she sat right in front of the door while she ate! Is she the sweetest thing you've ever seen or what!!

She's so sweet, that I feel I have to enter a photo of her into Our Beautiful World - 135 ~ Sweet!!




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.


82 comments:

  1. Hi Pamellia, how I giggled when I saw your post....we are sharing the Guest designer post together over at Crafty Boots....what fun is that! Your card is gorgeous, very different colours which work so well. How sad that your oak trees are dying...we had dutch elm disease over here in the 1970s and it wiped out our elm trees ;0(. I have the day off work today as we're looking after Bear, I think he would chase Dianna given half the chance! Keep snug it looks pretty cold for you. Hugs xx

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  2. This is simply gorgeous - I love the fresh spring colours and all the little splatters and wisps. Always a delighted when you share your work with us at Crafty Boots and very exciting to have you as a guest designer this week.

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  3. So beautiful! And stunning photos too (and a very sad one :-( ) x

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  4. Wow, such fabulous colours, so bright and fresh, wonderful to see on a dull, damp February morning! Fabulous card as always, Pamellia, the ribbon flowers are stunning -I'm looking forward to the video!
    Such a shame about the trees :(
    Chris
    x

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  5. Love these Spring colours! This card is just beautiful in every way - I love the texture and the little touch of spattering adds so much to it!! Dina is getting brave and yes she is sweet! Sad to see trees being cut down but the rest of your photos are lovely! Hugs, Chrisx

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  6. pamellia, I follow you Always with great interest...it's Always a dream to learn from your projects! this card is gorgeous and your pictures too!

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  7. Wonderful creation!! Love your pretty flowers and I do hope you enter that cute squirrel ... She is so sweet! On a sad note it always hurts me to see a tree cut down... so sad... Just think how long it's been standing and if it could talk what a story it could tell ... I'm crazy huh?

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    1. Thanks Ros. Not carzy at all, I feel the same way. I stood there for the longest time trying to come to terms with fact that this gorgeous tree was gone. It broke my heart to think about it. So who's the crazy one now?? haha.

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  8. Great challenge for you and no stamps allowed, absolutely love the vibrant and bold colours, so very pretty and loving the techniques on the background too x The sweetest squirrel friend you have there x

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  9. Gorgeous card. Love the texture and colour combination.

    Marjeta

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  10. Oh you did link up! Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

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  11. WOW... this is stunning! So very beautiful! Love the colors and all the yummy textures! And lovely photos, thanks for sharing! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack!!! Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  12. Beautiful card and once again I 'study' what you use and how you use it....omgoodness I am always overwhelmed...love the colours used... Have a great week ahead.x
    {aNNie}

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  13. I love this bold piece a lot Pamellia. It is still subtle. Gorgeous. Hugs, Veerle

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  14. Oh wow another stunner Pamellia, I love the colours you went with.
    Your little Dianna is getting brave it won't be to long before she eats them out of you hand.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  15. Gorgeous and zingy, perfect for spring and your flowers are stunning....love the gros grain ones especially. Gorgeous photos of Dianna as well! Ruth x

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  16. Gorgeously bright and fun card Pamellia! Love the color combo you used and such a beautiful cluster of flowers!
    Hugs

    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  17. Beautiful once again Pamellia. Faboulas flowers and the colours complement each other.
    The colours make me feel that Spring is just around the corner.
    Jules xx

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  18. I would love to see the bold Angel to win through out this week !!In love with this bold ,fresh color scheme.Fantastic card that surely pops !

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  19. Oooh visiting your blog is like whiff of fresh air!!

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  20. Oooh now this just sums up Spring in my mind, another stunner Pamellia! By the way, you must have the most photogenic squirrels as well ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  21. You are the queen at gathering items, bundling them together and making them look beautiful! I would have a pile of disjointed 'stuff'!! I spy a straw in the middle of your bundle today!! Your little friend IS just the sweetest!

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  22. I love this bright and fresh creation Pamellia and reading your post I'm sure you loved creating it too using your new stash of Glimmer Mists. Such beautiful textures and layers in your creations I love them.
    It's really sad about your tree too, Oak trees are such majestic structures and to lose so many of them to disease is awful.
    Lorraine

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  23. This is just awesome Pamellia, it really makes me think of spring and new awakenings. I just love your butterflies and that sweet polka dot bow. I cannot wait to watch the video. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer.

    I am so sorry to hear about your trees, what a disaster. We also have it here but at the moment it is not as bad as you have it. Our countryside has never really recovered from having Dutch Elm Disease, which has wiped out 60 million of our elm trees according to the UK Forestry Commission.

    Dionne xx

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  24. Sure is a sweet shot of that squirrel, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

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  25. Pamellia...I have always loved your art so much. You have such a knack for beautiful vintage work with a romantic, shabby flair. Love your choices of colors and how you arrange things so perfectly together. This card is no exception. Just gorgeous. I also enjoyed reading about your new little friend, Dianna. She' darling and I bet you will have her eating peanuts out of your hand soon. I also wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. That means so much coming from you! :)

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  26. Personally I love these bright colors together. Makes me long for summer. You have just the right amount of white to balance the brights. Love this playful design. So sorry I haven't been visiting but my computer blocked your site bc of phishing and now I'm having to use my mobile phone. :(

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  27. congrats on your GDT spot and what a gorgeous card love the vibrant colours and ribbon flowers-love the cute squirrel pics too and such a shame about the trees
    Carol x

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  28. Amazing photographs Pamellia and wonderful that you share them with us..

    You are very lucky to have one Angel but 2is even better.

    Great use of the wonderful colours and flowers

    Love Chrissie xx

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  29. Gorgeous Pamellia. I love those Spring colours, so refreshing and uplifting. Look forward to,your video. Your flowers and arrangement are gorgeous. Tracy x

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  30. A gorgeous card Pamellia, beautiful colours and fabulous details as always.
    Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot.
    Pauline
    x

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  31. Gorgeous card Pamellia, love these beautiful spring colours, gorgeous textures and flowers.
    Amazing photos again.
    Pam x

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  32. Hi hun, i nearly missed this one, and wow that would be a shame, super colours, love your sense of humour, so funny,
    Your flowers look awesome, will defo watch the video, lovely cute piccies of your furry friends again, it's a shame about the tree,
    Hugs Liz xx

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  33. This has buckets full of spring pizzas!! Amazing colours xx

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  34. such a beautiful card - I love all the layers and the bright cheerful colors. thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  35. What stunning Spring colours, a fresh of breath air to all the rain we are seeing in Scotland. Beautiful card and gorgeous layering.
    Julie x

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  36. This theme had your name on it Pamellia, its a beautiful card. lovely photos as well.
    Yvonne xxx

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  37. Bold Angel rocks!! Oh wow, Pamellia, this is stunning!! I love the colors and layers!! The texture is amazing!! I love all of the embellies you added!! Those flowers are gorgeous!! This is spectacular my friend!! It's Springy and fresh and fabulous!!

    Oh, how sad the tree had to be cut down. Last year, there was some kind of bug that was killing all the Tulip Popular trees around here :( Your nighttime photos are beautiful!! And Dianna is just the sweetest!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  38. Bold Angel did a fabulous job on the card! I am so sorry to hear about the trees--I hope they'll find something to correct the situation. You are so lucky to have such sweet little furry friends to come visit!

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  39. WOW - this really blew me away Pamellia - love the bright colours, the dimension and that fabulous background!! Amazing!
    So sorry to hear about the oaks - that is terrible :-(
    Dianna looks gorgeous - a real sweetie!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  40. Wonderful design by Bold Angel and I can hardly wait to see what Soft Angel comes up with! Hugs, de

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  41. Wow. another beauty! I can't believe the creations you post! So over the top and spectacular dimension and textures always! The color tones are just amazing~you are so very talented! Thanks so much for sharing...just love your work! So inspiring!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

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  42. So pretty Pamellia! Congrats on the GDT gig! Love all the texture and burst of color!

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  43. Awe-mazing card! Love the night pics and that cutie Dianna. Hugs to you.

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  44. Oh My Gosh!!! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! A work of art!!

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  45. Oh, what a perfect colour combo, Pamellia! I just adore those bright colours and that amazing dimension you've created! I am completely blown away by this exquisite piece of art! Big hugs! Branka xxx

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  46. ‘Bold Angel’ knows what she’s on about!! Stunning colours and design! xxx

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  47. bold Angel High HO! Love your brilliant work of art--such beautiful contrast with the whites and so artfully arranged! Your blooms are fabulous, and I'm looking forward to Saturday's video. Maybe I'll have a video day--I have a lot of catching up to do.

    Dianna is such a lady...now this is what our squirrels look like--not that exotic black fur. Great shots of both the little lady and those eerie night shots. Phooey on the tree! Last week I took the kids to school to see that nearly 20 trees were chopped down along their sidewalk! Whaaat??? And the stumps aren't all neat and pretty, either. We are slowly loosing our nickname of City of Trees.

    Big hugs to you!

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  48. Bold Angel wins for sure! I am always amazed by your ability to create and add so many beautiful details to your designs, Pamellia! Love the colors! Oh, Dianna is such a sweetie...thanks for sharing your pictures. So sorry to hear about the tree...hopefully they can get things under control and not lose too many more. Hugs!

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  49. Amazing! Both angels did her job perfectly.. it's bold and soft in one Pamellia!
    Fantastic photos as well!

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  50. Heheheh - it's REALLY good to know which two angels are sitting on your shoulder this week Pamellia!!!!!!!!!! I think your bold angel did extremely well today!!! The yellow looks like mustard on my screen so seems like the colors are unique and interesting together. I like it! Your flowers are - as always - just lovely. And I really like the "white" space. BOLD IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

    Sooooooooooooo happy and fun that Dianna has a SWEET post. But gracious - did you see the entry with the two dogs - WHAT - yuk!!! I love Dianna's picture and so glad she is starting to trust now.

    So sad about the trees - we have lost a lot too. Of course - we use the wood from the dead trees for projects here on the ranch but it's still very sad to see them go and our forest thinning.

    Glad you are feeling like getting out again. XX j.

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  51. WOW this is gorgeous Pamellia! I love the bold colors and your stunning flowers!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  52. Golly I hope your warring angels are happily satiated with this beauty Pamellia. It sings of sunshine! I feel the same about trees, thanks for sharing your photos. Nicola x

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  53. Glorious colours, beautiful, bold and quite exquisite - a beautiful piece of art!

    Such a shame about the trees, we have a similar problem over here too, so, so sad.... Loving your night time shots though and Diana is looking quite lovely! Hugs, Anne xx

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  54. Oooh, congratulations Pamellia! I love Crafty Boots, too. They are so blessed to have you. :o) I adore your crafty heart... isn't it funny when 'conflicting' sides of craftiness both want to bust out? Everything you create is brilliant and inspiring, including this bold work of ART! I love the color palette and every dreamy detail. The blooms are stunning, the butterfly is perfectly majestic, and OH that background! How can it even be put into words? Gorgeous as ever, my dear friend... and thank you for sharing other bits of your life with us once again. It's so sad about the trees. :( Sending tons of sappy sparkly love your way, sweet friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  55. " singing - Spring is busting out all overrrr" with the most incredible creation, I LOVE LOVE LOVE those flowers and look forward to the video. The colours are so vibrant and fresh and EVERYTHING about your card is amazing, I fall off the edge with words when I visit.

    Sorry to hear about your Oak trees, you need (and us) a really hard winter to get rid of all those bugs. Our Larch trees are falling foul of a virus too and thousands are being cut down, from fully covered mountains to bare mountains. so sad.

    Love your little squirrel, she looks smaller than the others?

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    1. Thanks Faith. Yes, this mild weather is playing havoc all over the place with the trees and the animals. Dianna is much smaller, yes. I'm pretty sure she is brand new to the world. Probably why she's so shy and all alone. Poor thing!

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  56. I have really missed seeing your stunning creations Pamellia! This is so beautiful, the colours are gorgeous and your flowers look amazing!
    Thank you so much for your kind wishes, it means so much.
    hugs Sue xx

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  57. Another beauty Pamellia and another gorgeous colour scheme. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  58. WOW, WOW, WOW Pamellia your creation is awesome and so incredibly beautiful (you will get tired of me using the same phrases, lol) the colours are so pretty those flowers look amazing a truly wonderful make. It is such a shame to hear about the trees especially as we need them so much in our world, I have a particular fondness for trees especially Oak, the night time shots look so eerie, the Squirrels pictures are always such fun to see.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  59. Well, my dear - I'd say you are off to a great start to this crazy week..... your bold side looks fantastic!! As does your sweet little resident :-) Such a pity about the trees.... but the good news is they can be replaced - we lost a lot of trees in what was known as "Elm City" here in New Haven because they did not know to be proactive. My neighbor started a tree replacement program about 5 years ago, and we already have very lovely tall trees (of diverse types to avoid a massive "group" infection again) everywhere. Hoping your community can do something like this! Thanks, as always, for the wonderful inspiration! xxx Lynn

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  60. I like the bold angel ... she did good! xx

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  61. Oh this one is so so beautiful!! I love the fresh colors, makes me want to reach out for springtime! I love that you've used the straw, it is just perfect for this card. The glimmermist colors are gorgeous! I love the background work. And the flowers are amazing, so beautiful done! Just LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!! My fav! Hugs and kisses!

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  62. So beautiful card with many pretty details! Thank you for joining the Come and Get It Challenge this week.
    Good luck,
    Jessica DT

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  63. such a gorgeous project. We have lost trees to. This is stunning and your squirrel friend is adorable I have three in our courtyard.
    Hugs

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  64. The card is wonderful. The colors are amazing.

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  65. I'm glad that Bold Angel did the most whispering in your ear... LOL. Love these bright colours together!

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  66. So happy that Bold Angel won because this is a happy and fun design that makes me smile! What gorgeous and vibrant and BOLD colors! Spring is whispering through the trees and this fantabulous cards makes it seem like Spring is here! Hugz to you muffin!

    That's very sad about the tree, can they plant something there soon or will they have to wait for the disease to be totally eradicated?

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    1. Not sure Doc. I need to do some research and find out what's going on. Thanks for popping in my friend. hugs :)

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  67. What a beautiful card! Go Bold Angel!!! I love those night shots, too! Innate to hear of the like ssnof the trees, though. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

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  68. Your card is so pretty, you do not need any stamps to make a fabulous card. It will be a short time before Ms Diana is taking nuts from your hands. I love the picture. Thank you for sharing.

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  69. Stunning card. Love your design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

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  70. Oh my word...this is just SO CUTE and FABULOUS. I love the colours andwonderful card design!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us Come And Get It challenge.Neva

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  71. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "mixed media” 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)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

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  72. What a beautiful card and I love the layers and textures! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

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  73. The squirrel is indeed sweet and so is your handicraft!Thanks for sharing with us on Our Beautiful World. AriadnefromGreece

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  74. Hi Pamellia
    Wow, that is pizazz at its pizazziest! Zesty fresh colours that bring joy on a cloudy dull day. Your stamp less card is a beauty.
    Oh my, that's sad about the trees. Its always a shame to see the stump of a big tree as its a piece of history that's gone.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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    Klem fra Sissel

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  77. A beautiful card Pamellia. I love the vibrant colours scheme and your rolled ribbon flowers are really pretty. Sally.x.

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