Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - Opposites Attract

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. The very wonderful and talented Kathy is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "OPPOSITES ATTRACT". She would dig deep and create any kind of vintage or shabby chic project you choose, as long as it is not done in your usual style or colour palette. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

My usual style is very feminine and my usual colours are pretty much anything...so I have decided to go a little grungy and do it with no colours at all!! This could be used for a wedding, a shower or an anniversary.





For the background, I was going for a faux granite kind of look. I think it turned out really well so I'm going to do a video on my process for that. I have included most of the products I used in the Linky at the bottom, so I will keep this short and sweet.

Lots of layers of papers from Prima, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and stamps from Stamper's Anonymous - all available at Linda's shop. If you have any specific questions, let me know in the comments.








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

  

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All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique


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These are some photos from last weekend from the hike Andrei and I took together. I really look forward to when the shores of this river are lush with green foliage, it looks so drab right now (although I still love it).








Thanks so much to everyone who helped me identify this plant above as being a teazle/teazel/ teasle//teasel (not sure why there's so many spelling variations on that). Can you do it again with the flower/plant thing below??


There once was a girl on the river
who fed a goose, then realized with a shiver
that the goose wanted more
and would chase her down shore
So this girl had to run, had to GIV'ER!


"EXCUSE ME - I WAS TOLD THE BUFFET OPENS AT 8AM!!"
oh Karen, you silly billy, you!


And from my bird watching window this week - a Common Grackle - although there's hardly anything common about the iridescent feathers this boy is sporting! 

FACT: Common Grackles, although handsome - are large, noisy, and gregarious birds that often flock with other blackbirds. At feeders they tower over other birds and push them aside to get at the food. (boy, you put some beers in their hands and they sure do remind me of another species I know) lol


Last but not least - my token morning coffee shot.


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.


78 comments:

  1. As always a beautiful creation Pamellia and great use of the neutral colurs.

    B x

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  2. Amazing card which shows how special something can be without a lot of colour-that is if you make it :)

    Great range of photographs today with lots to see and to read and such fun along the way.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. Loving your Grungy look card Pamellia, great layers.
    When i was little my mum used to knit me bolero's { a shrug they call it today } it was knit with bunny wool ,very very soft and fluffy , after the garment had been washed and dried , i remember her using a Teazel to fluff the wool back up to its original fluffy look . They used to sell the Teazel's in the local Market .
    Take Care
    Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

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  4. Wow! You certainly know how to mix it up Pamellia and you are comfortable creating any style I think. This is fabulously grungy yet feminine at the same time. I love it!
    Lorraine

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  5. Love this amazing creation Pamellia - it's another stunner, and yes, grungy is not your usual style!!
    love your photos too - Karen gave me a real giggle!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. That faux granite background is sooooo yummy, Pamellia. I wanted to see more, more, more! I love the color palette you chose. It has a real industrial feel of metal and stone, but the details are so feminine that it softens the edges. You rocked this challenge!

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  7. What a stunning card Pamellia..I love the background and cannot wait too see how you did it..love the colours and layers and details just gorgeous..fab photos and cheeky Karen peeking in looking for her breakfast..so cute..

    luv CHRISSYxx

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. Had a chuckle about birds versus bottles of beer and the male species! What a cute photo of Karen and great info on the common grackle, which I had never heard of. Loving the limited colour palette today on your project, maybe 'opposite' to what you normally do but so very 'you', glorious and magnificent...that's your projects I'm talking about xx Enjoyed you post today and thank you for sharing x

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  9. Oh, Pamellia, only your creative mind can combine grunge and elegant together in such a brilliant way! That faux granite background is fabulous and I can't wait to see how you did it! I adore your color choice and all those feminine elements so wonderfully arranged! Awesome creation, my friend!
    What a super cute Karen's photo! You made my day!
    Big hugs! Branka xx

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  10. WOW!!! Totally bowled over by this, Pamellia! xxx

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  11. Stunning as always, your wonderful designs look fabulous in monochrome as well as in colour! The background is gorgeous ...so effective. and as always I've enjoyed your photos!
    Chris
    x

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  12. Amazing card and amazing piccies hun, catch up soon, hugs Liz xx

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  13. It is good to step outside our comfort zone from time to time because sometimes we find something as gorgeous as this. Lovely grey and white design, it looks wonderful with those flashes of green ... rather like your river bank photographs!

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  14. Lovely creation, the neutral colours are great. Wonderful photos, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  15. Fantastic card, Pamellia! I'm always amazed with your layering process. So glad to see photos of your surroundings and furry friends.

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  16. I love the monochromatic look and that stam is simply fabulous! Great take on the challenge and definitely fantastic inspirational piece!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  17. What a super elegant make in grey - adorable !
    The photos this time are fantastic again! Thank you for sharing dear Pamellia!
    oxo Susi

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  18. Fabulous funkie side! Love the yummy shabby layers and the beautiful gray's and monochromatic color scheme!

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  19. Faboulas wedding card Pamiellia.love all the aspects of this and all your wonderful techniques.
    Faboulas colours for the up to the minute bride.
    Fab pics everything is blossoming.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

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  20. I just love your little sonnet! You are really getting good at photography. These shots all look professional. Love the grey in your project. Love grey!

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  21. Stunning. Love the layers and mono colour the whole concept is gorgeous as is the design.xx{aNNie}

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  22. Gorgeous card, beautiful embellishments, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

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  23. Hi Pamellia,

    Fabulous card as always. love the monochrome look about it. Beautiful pictures too, this is one amazing place where you live, so much beautiful nature around awesome.
    Have a great evening

    Love & hUgs

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

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  24. Beautiful Pamellia! Love all the layers and pretty flowers! Fab photos!

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  25. Funniest squirrel picture and caption ever! Love your project. Looking forward to seeing how you did the background. Cara x

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  26. Hi Pamillia, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    Your card is amazing, what wonderful textures and the mono shades are fantastic.
    Your photos are wonderful, the squirrel is so funny and what a beautiful bird, I love geese and this one is a beauty. Gorgeous sunrise, Kate x

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  27. Wow! What a beautiful card! Love al the details. Thanks for joining kort o mania.
    Dt Ane

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  28. A beautiful invitation Pamellia and thank you I could love to come!! Fantastic photographs too xx

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  29. A fabulous card, love the grungy look with these theme. Amazing photos - you need to be more organised with the breakfast buffet - don't keep them waiting!
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  30. This is absolutely stunning Pamellia, wonderful dimension and so many gorgeous details, I love the monochrome design.
    Pauline
    x

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  31. Pamellia, I don't know if you could hear me all the way up there, but I have been oohing and aahhing over this delightful layered card for a while now! LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOOVVVVVVE that stone background, and am at the edge of my seat, holding my breath waiting for that video! Gorgeous, I tell ya! What I wouldn't have given to be sitting next to you while you made this! So many delicious layers and details to look at, I don't even know where to begin! Not that all your creations aren't just spectacular, but I have to say your week off has left you renewed and ready to CRAFT! Wow!

    As for your photos--just wonderful; that shot of Karen is a leetle scary, though! I hope you keep your doors locked at night, because you just may wake up and your craft things will have been tossed hither and yon! Big hugs to you, my friend! PS your comments on my blog have been more than generous--thank you!

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  32. Gorgeous Pamellia, love the monotone color and all the pretty details.
    Hugs Veerle

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  33. Oh wow, Pamellia, your card is absolutely stunning!! It doesn't matter what style you try, you are a master at all of them!! I just adore the monochromatic look!! I can not wait for the faux granite tutorial (so hurry!! Kidding ;) The background looks amazing!! This is one of those cards (actually, all of yours are!!) that I have to study for a long time to absorb the details!! The layers and details are perfect!!

    Your pictures are so beautiful!! I would love to be able to take a walk with that amazing scenery!! LOL - Karen is getting a bit demanding, huh??!! It looks like she's well on her way to opening the door and helping herself to the buffet ;) I've been trying to take bird photos with my new lens and I hope to post some, maybe tomorrow. I'm telling ya, I need to lift weights just to be able to hold that thing up!! It's a monster!! I hope you have a wonderful day my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  34. My dear friend, your take on the new challenge is exquisite. It's the quintessential Pamellia style (aka: perfection) with a twist of grunge. It's amazing! The faux granite is inspiring and I look forward to seeing how you bring that to life. The delicate detailing, with sweet treasures nestled within each layer, are forever inspiring. The detailing on the stamp is a lovely touch. Stunning creation, Pamellia!

    And oooh your nature pictures have once again whisked me away! You are a talented photographer. You so wonderfully capture scenes and animals with your heart. I love them all and wish I was surrounded by such beauty. :o) I used to dream of being a photographer, but my piddly lens does nothing for me. :o) Maybe someday. Thank you for inspiring us with so many facets of creativity. Sending extra sunshine and love your way today, Pamellia. You are a treasure trove of inspiration and a blessing to all. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  35. So love this card, the lack of colour really makes the details stand out. Have a great woyww and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x 24

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  36. WOW this is gorgeous Pamellia, I love the monochromatic colors and your stunning details, awesome bride stamp too! Great pictures!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  37. Wow, another gorgeous creation! The shabby, vintage look is awesome! All the layering and the papers are perfect! Gosh, all the details...always so amazing Pamellia! You always create such masterpieces! I wish I had the talent and patience for this style!! LOVE it!
    Thanks again for sharing such wonderful pics! The morning coffee shot....breathtaking!
    Hugs and have a super day!
    Sherrie K

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  38. Another gorgeous creation, your cards are sure to make their receivers very happy.
    It was a super post to read and enjoy the lovely photos.
    Yvonne xx

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  39. Even without colour and your grunging up, it is still stunningly beautiful Pamellia! Love the layers and the monochrome colouring.... just gorgeous!

    I am sorry, I cannot help with the latest dried flower heads. I do love the photo of the Crackle, there is certainly nothing 'common' about him! As always, love your photos - the bridge is lovely... Hugs, Anne xx

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  40. Hi this is a stunning card. I love your photos too. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers Challenge 61 “Monochrome” Hugs Jackie (DT)

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  41. Kjempelekkert kort:)
    Takk for at du deltar på utfordringen hos Crad and scrap:)
    DT Bente:)

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  42. You may have used a more grungy style and monochrome colours Pamellia, but it's still totally you!! Gorgeous layering and embellishments like always!

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  43. This card still has your trademark all over it Pamellia, not your pretty colours, but still amazing..Love it.. as all your beautiful creations.
    Fabulous photos again, that`s one cheeky squirrel!!!
    Pam x

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  44. Great to see your beautiful card pop up at Fab N Funky this week, with all those gorgeous layers it certainly fits the challenge! Thank you for playing along.
    Chris
    x

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  45. Beautiful card! I'm loving the black, white and greys. Love that stamp too.

    You gotta watch out for those geese! Some of them can be nasty, and they're strong too! Stick with feeding the squirrels, my friend. :-)

    As for the plant.....I'm guessing it was Bee Balm in the summer. Well, I guess it's still technically Bee Balm....just what's left of it now.

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  46. A beautiful creation if if it has no color :) Love all the layers! You always fit so many lovely layers and things on your cards, a real work of art! Love seeing all your pics too :)

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  47. Oh, Pamellia, this card absolutely delightful! I love the shabby grunge look and the layers look fantastic. And your photos are lovely, too! :) xx

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  48. Well, it seems to me that even when you don't use colours there is some kind of magic that you do to make your cards the most beautiful on the planet! Umm! Can you tell that I love this card? Geese - never trust them! Diana - not so sure I would trust her either! Great photos though! Hugs, Chrisx

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  49. Holy pepperoni Bubbles! This is my new fave of yours and it is amazeballs! What wonderful color (lack of color?)! I love that you came over to the dark side for a little bit and captured a totally new look. That faux granite background is totes awesome sauce! The devil is in the details and this design is full of details! Your little poem is hilarious and your token morning shots are such a treat! Of course the little furry friends are among my fave as well. Totes adorable!

    I just wanted to say that I am so totally stoked to have met you through art. A year ago you sent me the most amazing email and changed my life. You saw something in me that I didn't see in myself and for that I thank you. Our team at Anything But Cute is the best out there and so very supportive. I have stretched my wings and learned so very much from you and the other lovely ladies. Happy Anniversary and I am even more stoked to see what this new year brings. Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

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  50. No colours at all STILL mean GORGEOUS, I love everything about it, who would have thought granite could be so feminine? Love it as always.

    Beautiful photos, what interesting birds you have around you AND plants. Love your sunrise.

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  51. What a beautiful creation wow very nice .
    The stamp and de details wow wow I love it !!
    Beautiful fhoto's ...
    Hugs Doris

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  52. What a gorgeous card...every detail! I LOVE everything!

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  53. Drop dead gorgeous!!! Love those monochrome greys and all the other gorgeous elements. Nicola x

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  54. Hi Pamellia,
    superb crafting yet again.
    Love the wonderful design as I usually do.
    The monochrome is outstanding.
    great photos as usual.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  55. Your beautiful card just oozes elegance.
    Julie x

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  56. Hi Pamellia
    Your use of tone on tone has given this marvellous card so much depth and it shouts classy.
    Who'da thought greys could look so feminine.
    I think your new seed head is monarda (wild bergamot) but stand to be corrected. We have some lovely red ones in our garden.
    Now, if you're up for the sunrise, there's no excuse for slacking with getting that buffet out on time lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

    Ps.......hope that you have no family or friends caught up in these terrible fires in Alberta.

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  57. I don't know how you make grungy and elegant all at the same time ... but you did. Very cool done in grays. xx

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  58. Amazing creation Pamellia. So many wonderful layers adding to the elegance. Thanks for the wonderful photos too and thank you for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. hugs, Pat K xx

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  59. You are just one of my faves. First, you create these freaking small masterpieces that are so inspiring, then you share your love of nature through pix and facts... I LOVE it! Thumbs up. I've only seen one common grackle... It was in a mixed flock in Humboldt Co., CA. Birders from all over the county were tracking this flock just to see the grackle!

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  60. Gorgeous love all the layering and frillyness, thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT

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  61. very nice!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-challenges.blogspot.nl/

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  62. An absolutely amazing monochrome creation Pamellia. You've turned fifty shades of grey into something truly romantic. The pretty touches of lace, flowers, doilies and sparkle look wonderful peeking out from the gorgeous layers. I look forward to the video on the faux granite background.
    The photos from your hike look fabulous, I love that bridge and wall. I'm sure the area will be stunning in the summer xxx

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  63. Great card - amazing layers and details.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x

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  64. Absolutely delightful Pamellia loveeeee all the wonderful layers and gorgeous monochromatic look you have achieved, you have the most amazing way of putting your cards together and I love your style whatever way you choose to depict it. The photos of the seed heads are beautiful and Karen is such a hoot (as are your captions). Great post TFS xxxx

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  65. You do layering so brilliantly and love the fabulous background and great texture
    |Carol x

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  66. Beautiful card, but must admit I miss your palette of color!!
    Love that photo of Karen! heehee xo

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  67. What a beautiful card!! Love those photos too! I've been thinking about you ... I heard about the fires when I was away and wasn't sure where they were ... glad to know you are ok

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  68. Such a lovely wedding or engagement keepsake, Pamellia. Your artwork always conveys a story and bestows a feeling in the heart and senses. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos! So pretty! Like you, I enjoy the diverse beauty of nature regardless of the season! Though admittedly, my favorite moments usually are during low humidity times LOL. Thanks for being very generous about sharing your walks and wanderings. Love, de

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  69. Love love love this card Pamellia. The colour, the texture is all works tomake an amazing piece of art. Thank you for joining us at Southern Girls.

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  70. So many drips and splats and wonderful layers! It has Pamellia written all over it, but slightly different from your normal pastelly loveliness.

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  71. Wow awesome hun, love your style of cards, I could stare at them all day, fabulous piccies too, you make nature look so interesting!!! hugs Liz xx

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  72. Wow awesome hun, love your style of cards, I could stare at them all day, fabulous piccies too, you make nature look so interesting!!! hugs Liz xx

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  73. I love your monochrome card, Pamellia - so subtle and elegant - beautiful work! Can't help you with the plant identification, but I'm sure somebody here already has. It looks as though it's a lot more dramatic when it's in flower though.
    Alison x

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  74. Lovely to see your grey tones on this card Pamellia. More beautiful work xx

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  75. Very pretty and very shabby chic even with the smart grey and black colour palette.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  76. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

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  77. Still exquisitely beautifully even in those grungy tones, stunning work! Hugs Ruth xx

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