Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - Let the Words do the Talking

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. Sue is our hostess this time around and she has chosen the theme "Let the Words do the Talking". She would like you to make a vintage or shabby chic project and include a meaningful saying. A sayings that speaks to you and inspires you to do the things you do. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!






I have listed all the supplies at the end of the post, but if you have any specific questions about this card, please let me know in the comments. The only product I missed are these ivory Heirloom roses from Tim Holtz. The stick pins are from my stash.







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

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



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One of our vacation days was spent checking out the Harbour downtown. We live only ten minutes or so from Lake Ontario now, so we intend to take full advantage!! These pictures are from our walk down the boardwalk just before dinner.



OK, THIS GUY STOLE MY BOAT NAME!!!





We were a bit late getting to the end of the pier. The sun was tucked away by then, so we couldn't get a clear view of the endless water line. Next time. 


My first swan, never seen one up close before. Holy frickadoodle, they are HUGE!



Off in the distance, you can see a row of pink trees, boy were they ever pretty when we got up close! I took lots of artsy shots of the flowers on these trees! Good shots for practising special effects.







And back at the home front, we have my token morning coffee shot...


AND THE CUTEST FREAKING BABY RED SQUIRREL THAT I'VE EVER SEEN!!!
I WANTS TO KEEP HIM!!


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.


76 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, it all looks great. Love the wall paintings. Yes, swans are huge! Love the card, too, very pretty and elegant. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Love how the words really are the centre of attention on this wonderful project Pamellia and I'm not sure how you manage to make things float in layers so beatuifully! xx

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  3. A post full of lovely photos Pamellia and hen your glorious creation, stunning as always.

    Thanks you so much for sharing it with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  4. Amazing card. Love all the details.
    Valerija xx

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  5. Another wonderful work of art Pamellia - love your die cuts and dimension!!
    Love your photos - and yes, swans are a large bird - large enough to lean into a car and take a piece of cake from my child's hand when we were picnic-ing beside a lake years ago!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Oh my gosh, no way! That's hilarious and frightening at the same time! Thanks for your sweet comment. hugs :)

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  6. Always look at the photos first and the ones today as all amazing. Definitely the cutest squirrel ever.

    The card is stunning and very feminine and dreamy with a serious message.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. This is SO beautiful! And I adore how you did the lovely sentiment. Fab photos too! x

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  8. Great project and the such lovely words to brighten it up!

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  9. This could be sitting in the window of a bakery, Pamellia! It looks like spun sugar! Such gorgeous details, layering and lace! I love the words you chose...so appropriate for you! It's just scrumptious! Hugs!

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  10. ' Do what you love everyday' - fantastic advice on a beautiful card! Fabulous layering and details, gorgeous soft colours.
    I've enjoyed looking at your photos too...I need a baby red squirrel!
    Chris
    x

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  11. Hi Pamellia. Another wonderful work of art again from you. Love all the soft colour tones and embellishments.
    With all those refined details.
    Fab pics and if your ever in my area just pop in you will be very welcome.
    We have a bird nesting in the wisteria I hope to gets some shots if I can.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

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  12. Stunning make my dear! Gorgeous layers of wonderful embellishments and fantastic design! Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  13. Gorgeous card as always, Pamellia! What talent you have! Enjoyed your vacation photos and your new furry friend.

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  14. Another gorgeous card with your signature layers and fabulously placed embellishments. I love the way you created the sentiment with stamps and die cuts - so clever.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  15. WOW, WOW, WOW I am totally blown away (as usual) by your creative flair and talent Pamellia not only your card but your pictures, you are one awesome person. The detail and design of the card is spectacular and so incredibly beautiful, once again I have received so much pleasure from visiting today, thank you so much for sharing
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  16. What lovely words Pamellia and close to my heart. Your card is so dreamy and beautiful. Gorgeous flowers and colours. Glad you got to see a swan in the flesh they are such majestic birds. Happy June my friend xx

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  17. Hi Pamellia
    So sorry I'm so behind but its always a delight to see your gorgeous pieces of art and your photos of your little piece of heaven in Ontario.
    Makes me as I'm feeling a bit low at the minute.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. That should be makes me smile lol! x

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  18. Beautiful project, gorgeous pastel colours and wonderful embellishments, great photo's too, thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

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  19. What a beautiful card - love the soft colors - especially the melon spoke to me today! Beautiful photos of the harbor - and your sweet baby squirrel! Julia xx

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  20. Pamellia, my dear friend, this is stunningly beautiful! I feel like I can just fall into the layers and dimension you achieve in your creations.. like the softest, fluffiest cloud. :o) Everything is always floating! This Pion collection is one of my favorites and you've used it so uniquely. Love the die work, sweet flower and accents, and of course the layered trims! I especially love the sentiment and the theme for the challenge. I hope I can play along, as it speaks to me! Gorgeous work, my friend!

    Oooh, your Harbour pictures are lovely! Beauty abounds at every turn in your area, doesn't it? :o) Everything is gorgeous. The pink trees are exquisite and I love the sweet baby squirrel! I have a soft spot for swans, which is why I had such fun with my swan card. There are so many around me and I say hi to them every chance I get. One day there were dozens floating together in a lake and it was so magical... whisked me away to my favorite ballet, Swan Lake! :o) Have a wonderful day, Pamellia!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  21. WOW such a feminine and pretty card and oooh super gorgeous photos
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  22. Absolutely lovely card πŸ’œ It's like a beautiful dream.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Great scenes and details.
    Happy June Pamellia ☺

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  23. A wonderful card - another fantastic artcard in Pamellia style - always a blast and all those super photos! Wow.... Thank you for sharing!

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  24. Hi Pamellia, stunning card and what Beautiful embellishments, so much detail to Look At, abssolutely love It,
    Once again your photos are amazing and the sunrise is fabulous, Kate x

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  25. An absolutely beautiful card - I love how the words change from the stickers to the die-cut, and as always the layers and dimension you create are exquisite. Magical! Fab photos - I just can't get enough blossom!
    Alison x

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  26. Stunning card with so much detail and lot of gorgeous embellishments . Love you photos and always look forward to seeing whats new each day .

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  27. Oh my goodness, what an absolutely stunning card, Pamellia!! First I must say the negative - I spend so much time staring at your cards, time passes me by!! Not kidding!! I get lost looking at the amazing details and the layers!! Everything is just perfect!! I just want to dissect it and study it, hoping some of your magic wears off on me!! It's soft and dreamy and gorgeous!! I love, love it!! Wow!! And such stunning papers, too!! You showcase them to perfection!!

    What a beautiful place where you live!! The harbor is gorgeous!! I laughed out loud at the name of the boat ;) And that swan is gorgeous!! I'm enjoying seeing your trip through your photographic eye!! And I don't know how it's possible, but your morning coffee shop gets more beautiful each day!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!! Big hugs sweet friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  28. Wow! Everything you make is absolutely stunning Pamellia and I really love the sentiment on this one, magical words that we should all live by. I love your photographs too. Your posts are always such a pleasure to read. Crafty hugs, Sandra X

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  29. A stunning card Pamellia..gorgeous soft colours, lots of layers and details..just beautiful.I love your photos and the little red Squirrel is so adorable.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  30. Such a stunning card. Love it. And thank you for sharing the wildlife pictures! #naturelovers

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  31. Amazing card...very very pretty. You have such a gorgeous way of making cards...
    Thanx for joining us at crafty sentiments, xxx Plony

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  32. Another multi layered master piece Pamellia, I so love those soft colours! Your photos are wonderful again, you live in such a beautiful part of the world!

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  33. Another stunner of a card Pamellia,I love your attention to all the little details
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  34. Another stunning creation Pamellia, beautiful layering of your gorgeous embellishments, perfect soft colours and textures.
    Love the photos you shared today, swans can be a bit naughty, when they have their babies near..flap their huge wings and hiss at you & dogs lol.
    Pam x

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  35. Gorgeous card Pamellia. The perfect words to describe what you do! :) Lovely shots of your area --- and always enjoy those morning coffee shots. xx

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  36. Your sweet card is just heavenly with those gorgeous soft colours and layers, another very beautifully designed creation, and your harbour photos are just delightful too. Xxx

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  37. Hi Pamellia!
    Oh my goodness, your card is FABULOUS!! There is layer upon layer of loveliness here, And each layer is impossibly soft and delicate. You are the queen of shabby chic, and I courtsey in your presence :-)) I love the pastel palette as well. It sounds like every day is vacation for you in your new home! I'm so happy for you.
    Sending love and hugs,
    Nancy
    P.S. Sorry I've not been around much lately. So much going on with my dad's health, but finally normalizing a little.

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  38. Wow another amazing creation Pamellia, lots of gorgeousness as always, beautiful pictures and such a sweet little squirrel too, I had one run in front of me on the road, we have red squirrels here but I've never seen one close to where we live, so sweet.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  39. What an incredible card, Pamellia! Mind-blowing detail and technique! xxx

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  40. Fabulous card!!! So pretty! I'm loving seeing your photos ... I hated geography but funnily enough I always remembered the lessons about the Great Lakes! Fancy that being your first swan! They are huge. We have lots here - all owned by the Queen. That little squirrel is gorgeous!

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  41. So many beautiful details in your gorgeous card. Love seeing the different angles and picking up new ideas along the way. :)

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  42. Oh! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS, I haven't enough words for your beautiful beautiful card. Love the pearls and "diamonds", the lace and die and oh! EVERYTHING.

    I love how you seem to be overwhelmed with nature as if you are seeing things for the first time, your enthusiasm for all things natural is awesome. Swans are huge and watch out if you are close, their wings can break a leg! they will attack if they think their young are threatened. The flowers look like almond blossoms, love the harbour and it's paintings and the mixed red and grey squirrel, you should look the UK red squirrel up, it's so red! Your morning shot is so very beautiful.
    Have a lovely day experiencing wonderful things.
    Faith
    x

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  43. Wow, Pamellia, I have so much to catch up with your gorgeous blog, but I'm looking forward to it. Only time for one blog visit this morning, so my first choice was obvious! And so happy I did; you filled my day with delight already! You have really taken those papers where I'm sure no one will ever take them--to a place of beauty and delicate layers. I love the mixed media die and you have taken it up a notch by turning it on it's side and layering it to allow those romantic roses to peek through. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! I could gush all day, but that's all the free time for today!

    Beautiful shots; I love seeing the lake, and that view over the water is spectacular. Congrats on your first swan--such graceful animals. Wait 'til you get to hear their trumpet! I do miss feeding the swans at Mary Jo's home. Boo Hoo! Your coffee shots are amazing--all we have here is grey and more grey misty/humid mornings. Give that baby squirrel a pinch on the cheek for me--he's adorable! Big hugs!

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  44. Another stunning card. The texture and colours are so beauitkufl and loving the sentiment...cetainly made lots of memories on my recent holiday x
    I'm back from a wonderful peaceful and relaxing holiday, missed all the wonderful inspiration on your blog x Missed the wildlife, magnificent views and your friendly blog x

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  45. Wonderful dreamy vintage card with beautiful layers and fab intricate details. Love it.
    Julie x

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  46. Hi Pamellia,

    Stunning creation my friend, so beautiful. WOW love that baby Red squirrel, sooo cute. Love the Pink trees too, beautiful flowers, do you know what it is? Thank you for sharing images of your walks I look forward to seeing these now as much as your cards lol!

    Love & hUgs

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

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    1. Hi Jacquie. Faith suggested almond blossoms, but I have no way to know for sure. I've tried Googling these trees, but they all look the same to me! lol. Thanks for your sweet comment. hugs :)

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  47. I wonder if that baby red squirrel heart your dear heart's request, Pamellia!? We shall see LOL Beautiful photos of Snug Harbor! And those brilliantly pink blossoms! Wow! But it is your card that has captured my heart. The layers of laces are very pretty - I had not considered doing that before - and the delicately cut words contributing to your sentiments look fantastic! So pretty, and delicate - it almost reminds me of my mom's old sewing room with all the fabrics out as she selected which ones to put together in her designs - with your layers or papers. hugs, de

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  48. Another super pretty and glorious creation Pamellia. Loved 'walking' with you along the harbour, great pictures.
    Lorraine

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  49. It's rather hard to JUST let the words do the talking on one of your LUSCIOUS creations Pamellia because every little detail of your work "speaks" to me - the colors, the lace, the flowers, the butterfly, the embellies and Mama used to have a stick pen just like that one too! HOWEVER... the words on this card are very powerful and true so they definitely TALK to me too! BEAUTIFUL card.

    Such super photos - loved them all. The trees were so pretty - I would love to paint some of those blooms you captured! And I just have to tell you - it looks to me like that baby red squirrel is "crackled" - ehehehehhe. I love the texture you captured on the fur - wow. Such a FAB photo of that sweetie. Xj.

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  50. A beautiful, well actually, beyoutiful project! It's funny how others view things that we take for granted, eg the swan, they are on pretty much every river or lake over here, just don't get them angry! Can we go shares on the baby squirrel? Just too too cute. Cara x

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  51. A beautiful card Pamellia and lovely words. Wonderful photos of your harbor walk, gorgeous photos of the blossom.
    Avril xx

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  52. Such lush & lovely layers of so many beautiful things..and each looks perfect where you have placed for maximum effect. Also very much enjoyed the marvelous scenic shots you've so graciously shared. So much of nature's beauty captured in all the photos, and I especially loved the morning coffee one. Also the graceful swan. Your closeup gives a good feel for just how large these creatures must be. So pleased that you are able to enjoy all the nature that it's obvious, you love. (what a nifty place to paint a leaping fish, under a bridge!) TFS

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  53. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  54. Another beautiful, delicate, perfectly layered Pamellia card, love it! And great pictures, looks like you had a lovely time on your vacay. Love the baby squirrel too, hope he comes back to spend lots of time with you! Deb xo

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  55. Stunning card, I love all of the lace, both the real lace and the filigree lace effect you have created. Such pretty baby pinks and gorgeous butterflies, your card is really beautiful and so delicate.

    Great shots of the harbour. I had to smile at your reaction to the swan, they are protected here and you see then virtually everywhere there is a body of fresh water. They are very majestic and can become quite tame when they get use to people - I have had then taking food from my hand. But they are not keen on dogs and become VERY aggressive when protect their nests or young.

    Dionne xx

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  56. Such a stunning card! Fab design and depth!! The swan looks really huge and cute at the same time! ;) All pics are super duper awesome!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  57. A beautiful card Pamellia. I thought of ice-cream when I first saw it. Lovely vanilla, strawberry and pistachio flavours. Your layers of gorgeous papers and filigree embellishments are wonderful.
    The photos of your harbour are lovely. We have some pretty marinas around us and a tidal moat where there is a colony of swans. They are such graceful looking creatures. That baby squirrel is just adorable xx

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  58. Beautiful card, pretty details. Lovely photos too.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'In The Pink' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  59. Ooooooooh, you did it again, Pamellia! No one can create anything like this but you! It's so yummy I could eat it! Really! What a feast for the eyes and what a pleasure visiting your blog! Thanks so much, my friend, for sharing your beautiful photos! What a super talented lady you are! It's a gift!
    Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  60. I love how your text layers are always at the forefront, so delicately placed. The dimension in the die cut background is so pretty and makes me want to touch the card so badly! A real treat for the eyes, my dear!

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  61. So beautiful and delicate lovely layers. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT

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  62. I will keep on saying this - you have such a wonderfully with layers and embellishments! Every single time I just sit and gaze at the beauty of your cards my dear Pamellia! I love the photos of your outing - looks like a great place to visit! Yes, swans are big - when I was little my Grandad had swans that used to come for their tea every day - I use to love to feed them but never used to hang around once they had eaten all their food! Hugs, Chrisxx

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  63. I love your card. It is dreamy and textured and full of meaning. I also love your pictures. Love the harbor, the swan, (t's a mute swan, BTW - there are also trumpeters) the crabapple blooms, and the baby red squirrel. You don't want to keep him. They are terribly destructive things, really. They only look cute! Thanks for entering our Gem &/or Pearls Challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge. Julie, DT member

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  64. Yummyliscious! The words have done the talkin and your fingers have done the walkin through the layers and paints used. Gorgeously gorgeous design and details. This is such a soft and delicate design and I am thoroughly enjoying it! Wowzers Bubbles! Your photos are spectacular and that little baby squirrel is. ADORABLY ADORABLE! Swans are really cool (and big) and soft. One had a chunk taken out of her chest by a dog and I had to pluck her feathers out of the wound so we could see her up. She was really well behaved considering the circumstances and we sewed up her friend, a mallard duck. Both recovered beautifully. Hugz to you muffin!

    PS-have you even done a google image search? I use that if I have a picture a tree or flower I want to know more about. Just drag and drop the pic into google image search.

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    1. Thanks so much Doc!! Oh yeah, I've Googled until I'm blind with flower images! Problem is for every flowering tree or shrub, there are so many variations that all look so similar, I can't really be sure of which it is. Then there's also the issue, that when you find something similar, you are relying on the the person who uploaded the image, to be accurate with what they are claiming it is... that's just not a reliable source.

      I've been reading a book about trees and plant life, but there are thousands, and the pictures are so small, it's hard to really tell for sure. I figure the best way to know, is to wait and see what grows on the tree in the summer time. If apples grow, then I know it's an apple tree. lol

      Thanks again my friend. hugs :)

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  65. Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Aud Sentiment Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs    
    Berni,DT
    audsentimentschallenge.

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  66. I love how you effortly put all these textured layers together with such a fabulous result -the mark of a true artist and we have swans in our local park you don't realise things you take for granted are not seen elswhere in the world
    Carol x

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  67. Stunning card Pamellia! I love the soft colors and and all of the beautiful lace! So glad you joined us over at Alphabet challenge blog!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  68. I am so late in posting here, I am still thinking about the trees, lol!! From the distance, and up close (by their leaves, and petal color, and where you live), they look like some type of cherry (but I would not expect fruit - most varieties are decorative, as around the Tidal Basin in Washington DC, for instance, and my own front yard). Love your card - you inspire me to use my die cuts more often. I have, ahem, many and then some! xxx Lynn

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  69. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

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  70. Absolutely stunning, love all the beautiful embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Sandy

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