Friday, March 11, 2016

Pion Design - A Happy Easter

Hello Everyone!

I have another Pion Design Team card for you today. I am having fun with the Easter experience, so I thought I would whip up another one using some of the gorgeous pink papers in the new Easter Greetings collection. I have to try and get off of pink, but I just can't help myself, these papers are just so darned pretty!!



To view the entire collection, click on the image.

    


Pion Design Products:
Easter Greetings - By the Cherry Tree PD7009
Easter Greetings - Pink Ornament PD7013
Easter Greetings - Cherry Blossom PD 7005
Easter Greetings - Memory Notes PD7017
Easter Greetings - Borders PD7016
Easter Greetings - Tags PD7018
From Grandma's Attic - Spring Greeting PD133
Pion Design Palette - Pion Beige II PD6104



Other products used: Prima - Leaf die, Memory Box Catalina Wreath die, Distress ink Ground Espresso, white paint, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, flowers from stash, stickpins, strip pearls, May Arts twine and various laces.





UPDATE:
My card won awards in the following wonderful challenges:


  

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How excited am I right now... Pion Design is releasing a new collection soon and it looks beautiful. It's called "Scent of Lavender". This collection is inspired by the French countryside and the beauty and fragrance of lavender fields in bloom. I can't wait to see some sneak peeks of these gorgeous papers!!

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Well I finally got outside for a walk this morning after being locked up in the house for six weeks now. What a beautiful day it was, all misty and some light showers...my favourite weather! I decided to head in a different direction today, so many wonderful new things I found!


You can see the big gaping hole in the view here, where there used to be a big tree! So sad.




I managed to capture a picture of this bird here on the bridge, he landed for only a split second so the image isn't very crisp. I think this is a Red-Winged Blackbird, he has bright orange and yellow on his wings.


I found this sweet little picnic area up on a small hill. You can see all the paths leading out in different directions from this spot. I am so bringing the girls here soon as they get their shots!


I have never seen a bird nest like this before...actually, it seems a little familiar. I think that may be my missing sweater!! HAHA!


I found another tunnel too! Oh boy, I can't wait to find out what's on the other side, but for now, I'm getting rained on...time to head home!


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.


79 comments:

  1. What a stunner of a card Pamellia.....such gorgeous pinks there and even though I am not usually a pink girl......I am in love with it. These papers are a dream and you are turning them into works of art.The new lavender set looks awesome,we have lavender fields near us....I must try to get some photos this year in the summer. I'm so glad you got out again and can start to enjoy the outside. Nearly the weekend too...hooray! Hugs xx

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  2. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Veerle

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  3. Gorgeous card and love the photos, that bird is stunning! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. We have a foggy misty morning just like your photos today as well as a frost, looks pretty but not so good for driving.

    Anther lovely creation, such a sweet photo with all those pearls and pretty embellishments.

    B x

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  5. Pink suits you, this is such an adorable card with beautiful layering as always. Great photos, very ethereal and mystical.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  6. I don't think you need to get away from the pink just yet (although lilac is sounding good!) This card is yet another example of your wonderful way with layers and embellies! Glad you got out for your walk - some great shots, especially love seeing that beautiful blackbird and the fluffy nest! I sometimes put little lengths of wool or string out on the hedge at the caravan for the birds at nesting time. Hugs, Chrisx

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  7. Hi Pamellia another stunning creation, beautiful pinks and beautiful textures, love your photos you have wonderful scenery on your walks.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  8. Gorgeous card, love the papers and ever so sweet perfections added, lovely as always. have a great weekend...xx
     {aNNie}

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  9. Wonderful card with some terrific ideas for Easter that will inspire many I'm sure.

    Love the misty photographs and the bird I have never even heard of before. Great to see wildlife from other parts of the world. Thank you for sharing them

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Beautiful pink layers and stunning details and embellishments, who said you have to move away from pinks? Stick with what you enjoy that's what I say. Although lavender sounds good too, can't wait to wee what you create with the new collection.
    Lorraine

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  11. Those soft, gentle colours are just so gorgeous, Pamellia! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

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  12. Gorgeous card Pamellia! Thanks for sharing photos :) Its always nice to see other side of the world!

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  13. Such a wonderful most precious post!
    xoxo
    Michelle aka MiSchra

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  14. Oh it's a wonderful card so pretty and feminine! Glad you were able to get out ... It's glorious sunshine here today but still so cold!

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  15. This card is so so pretty Pamellia and I love to see the photos showing that spring wants to come --- lovely special blackbird!
    Happy happy weekend dear Pamellia!

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  16. Beautiful card Pamellia, wonderful soft colours, gorgeous texture and layering as always, perfectly framing the photo!
    Fab photos too, happy exploring!
    Chris
    x

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  17. Beautiful card with such a great floral arrangement!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  18. Beautiful card hun, love the softness, the weather on your photo's looks more like ours though it's gorgeous today with a real feel of spring, yeah!!!! lol
    hugs Liz xx

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  19. LOVE the pink :) This is just so delicate and sweet...love that photo! I adore that layered butterfly and the floral spray...another stunning card! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs!!!

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  20. Gorgeous card, Pamellia! I, too, love Pion papers. I can't wait to get the new collection. It's nice that you have a nice walking trail close to home.

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  21. Oh wow, Pamellia, what a stunning Easter card this is!! You've showcased the beautiful papers to perfection!! I love the layers and the dies you used!! The flowers look amazing!! Please don't get away from using pink!! I love, love this my friend!! Spectacular!!

    Your pictures are so beautiful!! What an amazing place to take a walk!! I almost spewed water across my computer screen at your missing sweater comment! HA!! Note to self...don't take a drink while reading Pamellia's blog ;) I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. HAHA, ditto about reading your comments! Cola up the nose! lol

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  22. So pretty Pamellia! Love the easter eggs, flowers and pretty papers!

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  23. I saw this on the Pion blog and thought it was just exquisite! No need to stop with the pink in my opinion. I love your photo of the bird. Is it a red winged blackbird?

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  24. So pretty love the soft pinks and all the layers . Like how you cut the Easter eggs out of the design papers and added pearls are the frame . Thanks for sharing more photos they are beautiful.

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  25. Soooo pretty Pamellia and you can use pink as many times as you like as its a fab colour. You do have the most amazing birds in Canada,our birds are more dull in the UK
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  26. Gorgeous! Loving the delicate die cuts and that paper is so pretty.

    That is a red-winged blackbird, I believe, it, not the famed robin, is actually the first bird of spring. Birds will use anything soft to make nests....I usually give my lab a big comb out on the lawn in the spring and the piles and piles and piles (I always say I could make another dog with what I comb out) of fur are always gone in an hour or so, taken by birds for nests. :-)

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  27. Such a beautiful project today, loving the colours, the texture and layers. Thanks for sharing the photos, I always enjoy looking at them and the wildlife along the way x

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  28. Gorgeous card, I love all of the soft pinks and boy are you spoiling us with all of the layers on this card. So many lovely embellishments, the frame of pearls is very pretty and I love the carnation, it seems to jump right off the page!

    I am so pleased to see that you are last well enough to get out and about again, but it does look very cold and damp, so please take care of yourself. Lovely photos though, especially the blackbird on the bridge. Our blackbirds are just that (well, if I am honest, the females are more plain dark brown), it is so unusual for me to see one with such vivid stripes.

    Dionne xx

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  29. I love the framed vintage image and vintage sentiment egg - what a lovely Easter Creation! We have just spotted the red winged blackbirds here as well - coming back for spring - they are usually found around waterways and we have a small river near by so they come to our yard to feed. have a wonderful weekend! Julia xx

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  30. So beautiful and feminine Pamelia..just gorgeous with the lovely soft colours.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  31. So gorgeous! Textures and layers, colours in a perfect harmony, always...

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  32. Goodness, pretty indeed... I LOVE the papers... gorgeous patterns... WOW!!! and your card is amazing! Love it, Pamellia!!!! I've been wanting that Memory Box Catalina Wreath die for sometime, but I bought so many of Tim Holtz new things, I can't justify another purchase right now. I'll enjoy watching what you make with it for now!
    Love all your photos... thanks for always sharing!




















    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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  33. I love, love, love your gorgeous card, the Pion papers are quite simply glorious! But, it is the Red Winged Blackbird that has stolen my heart today, it is over 40 years since I saw one so I am thrilled you managed to capture one!! Aren't they just gorgeous. I hope you get to seem him again! Have a good weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

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  34. Gorgeous card love the beautiful papers-the beautiful vintage image and all the pearls -love the wreath die and all the pics-sorry quite short comments at the moment but so behind with commenting due to quite a bit of family illness one after another so much to worry about at the moment -just catching up slowly
    carol x

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  35. Wowwwwwww, this is totally awesome and so incredibly beautiful creation Pamellia, those papers and elements that you have used are stunning so are the embellishments and image, spectacular work
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  36. This is beautiful Pamellia, such a gorgeous vintage image and lots of fabulous layers and details as always - another stunning creation.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  37. Hi Pamellia, gorgeous card and loving the photos especially the bird. I have never seen one of those before. Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

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  38. This card is so soft and pretty. Easter is usually about lovely pastel colours so this layered beauty fits right in.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  39. A gorgeous Easter card, the papers are beautiful. Glad you enjoyed a walk today, I hope you were wrapped up warmly, take care of yourself.
    Yvonne xx

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  40. My those papers are stunning, love the colour tones and pretty patterns you have used on this stunning card Pamellia, gorgeous layers and textures.
    Great photos, we have mist and drizzle this morning too.
    Pam x

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  41. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Those papers are so beautiful and elegant, and with your embellishments and layering, you've created another masterpiece. Thanks for the beautiful shots of your rainy day walk. :) That black bird is amazing. xx

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  42. Beautiful card Pamellia. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  43. An absolute beauty of a card Pamellia. I love the soft colours and pretty vintage papers. You've teamed them up perfectly with the delicate die-cuts, lace and gorgeous flowers. The pearls frame the precious photo wonderfully. I have some of these papers on order from a UK stockist - can't wait to play!
    Your photographs are fabulous. The blackbird is stunning and I had to laugh at the thought of your sweater xx

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  44. Hi Pamellia
    These papers are gorgeous , a very pretty card today loving the layers .
    Your Photo's are great ! nice you captured the lovely bird .
    Big Hugs.
    Elaine H X

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  45. Visiting your blog first thing in the morning is such a wonderful start of my day! Your Easter card is drop dead gorgeous! What a perfect combination of those beautiful vintage papers, soft colours, laces and such delicate die cuts! So pretty!
    Thanks so much for those fabulous shots! I've never seen the Red Winged Blackbird in my life! So beautiful!
    Big hugs! Branka xx

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  46. Your card is more than beautiful....such lovely papers and so many gorgeous details....I really love this. Thanx for joining us at WLVC. Have a nice weekend, xxx Plony

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  47. Gorgeous creation, love the colours texture and gorgeou Pion papers...they are beautiful papers...xx
     {aNNie}

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  48. this is so fantastic!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  49. Good heavens!!! This is sooooooo shabbylicious! I love the way you fussy cut the Eastereggs and stacked them! It's like a card confection!

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  50. What a lovely card you've made Pamellia, I love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at WLVC.

    xx Henriëtte

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  51. Such a beautiful shabby Easter card! You really do Easter well and have showcased those wonderful delicate papers to perfection! Love all those details like the pearls, butterflies, lace, stickpins, splatters and swipes!!! Just swoon worthy! Now you have got me thinking I need some Pion papers! Lovely misty photos and congrats on getting a shot at that birdie before he flew off! If those nesting birds got your sweater, think of how well dressed their little babies will be! Big hugs!

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  52. Beautiful Card Pamellia. Such soft colours and pretty flowers creating a softness to your image.and wonderful papers must try some of those........
    Jules xx nice pics

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  53. Such a beautiful design!

    Thanx for playing along with our 'Anything Pink' theme at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx
    http://jaybescraftybitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. Your card just takes me back to my childhood Pamellia. It is my brother and I - all dressed up in the Easter clothes Mama made us. We actually lived in a pink house - Daddy painted it that color for her! And she was all about flowers and pearl and lace - fluff and frills. Back then - she would take our black/white photos and paint them herself. I still have some in the attic that she "colored"! She also painted gorgeous landscapes! Plus - we always had a HUGE Easter basket with Russel Stovers chocolates inside and she always bought us a huge EGG made out of sugar with a hole in it that you looked inside to see a charming scene. Easter was a BIG deal at our house as a kid and your card just totally makes me SMILE because it looks JUST LIKE MAMA'S Easter holiday with Joey and I in the picture!!!! LOVE it.

    Great pictures too. Your black bird pictures looks crisp to me - it's really a neat picture. You made me LOL at the sweater comment - eheheh - could be!!! And yes... let's hear whats on the other side of the tunnel. Hope you carry a cattle prog with you though!! XXj.

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  55. My dear Pamellia, visiting you has truly become my online happy spot. :o) Thursday night I thought I had turned a corner in my fight with a nasty bug, only to be worse than ever yesterday and last night. But at last I am here, my heart sighing happy sighs as I enjoy another encounter with this masterpiece. You know what amazes me? How you make beautifully soft papers even softer! This card is like an Easter dream. The papers and image are amazing and I love the soft wreath encircling the center. The pearls and flowers make them even more elegant and how darling are the little Easter eggs? :o) The touch of lace is just so pretty. Everything you make is like a ray of sunshine to my heart. :o) Beautifully done, my dear friend!

    Your pictures are fabulous as ever.. I'm thankful you were able to get out. The fluffy bird nest is my favorite! How sweet is that?! I think the residents were frequent visitors to your blog and became inspired to shabby up their nest. ;) Have a lovely day, sweet Pamellia!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  56. Gorgeous card Pamellia, so soft and delicate :)

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  57. You are totally channeling the pinky pinks dearie. What a soft and vintage vibe you have here with the pinks and the pearls. The pretty pearls were probably put on with premeditation and perhaps a pool of glue, probably. The Pion paper pad you have paired with the pearls is a parade of pretty. Piontastic! Hugz to you muffin! ~PDoc

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  58. OOOO WOW I love your card I see so much details and the colour is so beautiful. thanks for joining us at WLVC.

    Jolanda xx

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  59. Hi Pamellia, I can certainly see why you are on a pink kick! This paper is amazing and the children are just the sweetest. You always come up with the most amazing designs and layering. Love this card and am so happy to get to your blog. Computer problems have been terrorizing me! Hugs, Autumn

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  60. Wow, the papers are just gorgeous! The layers are beautiful and filled with so much detail~ You have such an eye to detail and I love everything about it! The flowers are beautiful as is the pearls and lace trim!
    It's been a drizzly few days here to:( Our snow is partially melted~I do believe we will seeing some grass soon! Yay! I am really in the mood for spring/summer after just spending a week in Mexico in the 80's~ Thanks for sharing all the pictures~such a lovely and peaceful area in which you live.
    Sherrie K

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  61. Stunning card Pamellia! The flowers and papers are gorgeous, fab textures as always!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  62. Such a yummy creation! love all of the lovely embellishments.


    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs and good luck!

    Karen.DT.
    www.kernowdesigns.co.uk

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  63. Hi Pamellia
    Another work of vintage loveliness. Better than an egg for Easter.
    Great atmospheric shots. Didn't realise you were still and the weather. Hope you are the mend now that you're out and about again.
    Take care.
    Ang x

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  64. OMGosh Pamellia, this card is another stunner! And don't worry about the pink- I'm loving it!! Gorgeous my friend! xoxo

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  65. Gorgeous and stunning!!! LOVE the image!!!

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  66. such an absolutely gorgeous card. every element in its perfect place.

    I have to add that I started following your blog by email a while ago. it's one of my guilty pleasures to have it pop up in my inbox. :) you are so very talented!

    Thank you so much for joining our 'Spring or Easter Sentiment' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)

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  67. Just gorgeous. I like the lovely pink papers, lace and pearls. Thanks for sharing.

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  68. Super gorgeous card! Love all the layers, the flowers, the eggs!Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks! Nancy, GDT

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  69. Love this beautiful vintage design and so many gorgeous layers. So pretty.
    Julie x

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  70. Late to this party, but agree with everything above!! Your talent shines in every project, Pamellia - so glad to have found you. And ps, your pin box video was spectacular!! xxx Lynn

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  71. Just on a catch up, and this is another beautiful card, loving the Easter theme. Loved the photos too.
    Avril xx

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  72. Just on a catch up, and this is another beautiful card, loving the Easter theme. Loved the photos too.
    Avril xx

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  73. A gorgeous creation - thanks for sharing it with us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

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  74. A beautiful Easter Card. Your Pion papers are just gorgeous, but you manage to make them even more beautiful with your layouts, stunning floral arrangements and little details. Sally.x.

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  75. What a glorious Easter card, Pamellia - and I must have missed the Pion announcement while I was away... huge congratulations - that's so wonderful, for you and for them and for us who will get to see your amazing creations with those beautiful papers. Yay!
    Alison x

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