Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Frilly and Funkie - Let There Be Light!

Hello Everyone!

Well I'm finally back in the world of crafting and I am happier than a pig in mud!! The move had it's obstacles and challenges, but for the most part I am settled in now and ready to get back to play time. Thank you so much to everyone for all of the wonderful comments and emails I received while I was off line, it was just amazing to hear from all of you and I am so grateful for the thoughts and wishes you sent! I have lots of stories and pictures to share, but I will throw that at you a little bit here and a little bit there.

Now on to the fun at hand. It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie and I'm so excited to be posting a Christmas card to get the season going. The lovely and talented Sue is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "LET THERE BE LIGHT". She would like to see your vintage or shabby chic projects that include some sort of reference to light. This could be a street lamp, rays of light or even gradients of colour that get lighter! One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!




You may notice something a little different with this card, well I have decided to expand my horizons and play with some patterned papers. Linda carries a huge collection of papers from Maja Design and I just couldn't resist some of the gorgeous patterns. The dark blue paper in the background and the gorgeous Santa image are from the Vintage Frost collection.



I used Snow Flurries On the Edge die from Sizziz to cut this border from acetate. I covered it with chunky clear glitter and dabbed on a little Picket Fence paint to look like icy snow. The ho ho ho sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Occasions chit chat sticker book. The gorgeous laces and the twine are from Linda's shop. 

The lamp post is also from Linda's shop, she carries a wide variety of Kaisercraft wood embellishments. I painted it with Gathered Twigs distress paint and then used some Ranger Texture Paste as snow. I dusted the paste with Dry Rock Candy Glitter to give it a subtle sparkle. I used this same treatment on the frame in the center of the tag. 




The tag is cut from the Sizzix Tag Collection. I coloured it with Gathered Twigs then used Archival ink Coffee and the Gothic Tim Holtz stencil to add a pattern. I stamped the background using Potting Soil Archival ink and the Merry Christmas stamp from the Simple Sayings stamp set.


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


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.


84 comments:

  1. Wow ... this is so beautiful Pamellia. Amazing design with gorgeous elements. Always so much to look at and take in with your designs. Glad you are settled in your new home. xx

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  2. Hi Pamellia I was thinking of you yesterday and wondering if you were settled and here you are popping up in my blog reader this morning.How great to see you back and wow what a comeback tag......just gorgeous and perfect for the festive season.It looks as though it is made of ice...wonderful details. It's so good to see you back . Hugs xx

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  3. Welcome back Pamellia and you certainly returned with a bang as this is a glorious creation. Hope you are feeling settled into your new home.

    B x

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  4. Hi Pamellia I was thinking of you yesterday and wondering if you were settled and here you are popping up in my blog reader this morning.How great to see you back and wow what a comeback tag......just gorgeous and perfect for the festive season.It looks as though it is made of ice...wonderful details. It's so good to see you back . Hugs xx

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  5. Good to see you and your lovely work back again. Hugs, Valerie

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  6. So pleased you are back and to see this stunning make. Amazing textures and layers.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Hi Pamellia so pleased move went ok and your settled in, lovely to see you back with this absolutely stunning creation.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  8. Lovely to see you back Pamelia and so glad the move has been successful and you are settled back into crafting. such a gorgeous card too with it's icy snowflakes and love the gorgeous frame and lamp..beautiful soft colours..just beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. Hi Pamellia. Your Tag is just so Faboulas as always !!! ..... Lovely to see you back on the scene.
    Glad your move went ok.
    Jules xxx

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  10. Such a beautifully toned tag, adore the lace, twine and little lamp post. Sorry not commented for a while, seen peeks but life does get in the way of crafting :-). Will have a catch up whilst here. Glad you are back in business dear Pamellia. Big hugs Ruth xxx

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  11. It's great to have you back Pamellia and glad you survived the upheavals. This card is stunning, I love that paper collection, one of my favourites. What you did with the light theme is super, the lamp post looks fantastic. Beautiful card altogether!!

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  12. Welcome back Pamellia, it's lovely to see you posting your creations again and to hear that you have settled in to your new home. This frosty new creation depicts Christmas as it should be with snow covered streets and the promise of Santa on his way. Love the effect of the glitter on the acetate, it looks fabulous.
    Lorraine

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  13. Hello dear Pamellia!
    I'm glad to see your mavelous works again. The card now is fantastic, it's like a beautiful winterish dream...
    Thanks for greetings on my blog.
    Big hug xx

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  14. So good to have you back Pamelia. Only yesterday I was thinking of you ...while I used some of the goodies you had sent me!

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  15. Welcome back, Pamellia! I love this card! I love winter so I'm always so happy when I see beautiful Christmas projects like yours.

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  16. Lovely to see you and glad to hear you are,settled in. What a stunner to dazzle us with and I am pleased you have discovered patterned papers....they are a little bit addictive xx

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  17. Hi, dear, I am so glad you're back! I love this winter stunner and all the awesome techniques you used here! Fantastic, as all you do in crafting!
    Huge hugs to you!
    Branka xxx

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  18. Hi gorgeous, this is beautiful post and yes my blog has changed, in fact everything has changed, the commenting etc, seems blogger is doing it's 'horrible' bits to us all....all l did was change my page then the darned lot changed...don't like changes... xx

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  19. Hi Pamellia, Pleased to see you back. Gorgeous card, beautiful texture and detail.
    Sending big hugs, Angela x

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  20. Super glad to see you back with your gorgeous creations and this one is a great one to kick off your return. Love the Maja papers and your frosty touches along with the lace, twine and pearls. Oh I could go on and on. So pretty.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  21. Stunning shabby card Pamellia!!! Welcome back my dear! So good to see your new creation! Warms my heart and makes my day!
    Thank you!!!
    Hugs

    Samra

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  22. Welcome back! This is positively stunning! LOVE the old world and elegant feel of this! The soft tones and the layers are fabulous! So glad you are back!

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  23. So pleased to see you back Pamellia and what a stunning creation to start off with. I've so missed your stunning creations. Fabulous colours and design for this gorgeous Christmas card. hugs, Pat K xx

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  24. WOW oh WOW! I love your treatment of the acetate with the snowflake die! AMAZING!!! I would say go for it and use DP when you so chose! There are so many fun papers available and the patterns are often hard to recreate. But I do admire your many handmade layers!!! Happy you've settled in and are back to creating! I'm sure a blog break was just what was in order and hope you're excited about hopping back in. Hugs, Autumn

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  25. Good to see you back sharing your gorgeous creations with us Pamellia. This project is gorgeous.
    Yvonne xx

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  26. Gorgeous design and that clear acetate edge with chunkyness is an awesome sauce way to create snowflakes. What a fantabulous card and the patterned paper you used is pretty. I am thrilled you are back in blog land and so happy you have moved and may be getting settled in soon. Give the girls Hugz for me and tell them no squirrels. Lol! Hugz to you Bubbles!

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  27. very nice card
    have a great day

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  28. Absolutely everything about this card is beautiful Pamellia! The lamp post is stunning and I just love those beautiful Maja papers (they will spoil you and you won't want to use any others!), the image of Father Christmas is wonderful. A truly gorgeous card. It is so lovely to have you back blogging, you have been missed! Hugs, Anne xx

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  29. Hi Pamelia, great to see you crafting again, and what a wonderful project to come back with, so beautiful, I love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  30. A beautiful shabby card! I have missed your posts and your lovely work. This was a welcome sight this morning.

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  31. Welcome back to the land of blog! What a stunner to return with too! Such gorgeous colours and details! I have missed you! Hugs, Chrisx

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  32. Oh WOW! Quite simply, WOW! Back with a bang and an absolute beauty of a project Pamellia. The Maja Design papers never looked so good. Jenny x

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  33. Gorgeous card Pamellia, it looks like it's covered in snow very special.
    Thx for your quick stop by.
    Hugs Veerle

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  34. Hi Pamellia! I really missed you! I am glad you're back! And thank you for your kind comment on my blog, very sweet of you! Your card is gorgeous! I really love your style! Hope I can participate this challenge!

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  35. I'm so glad you're back Pamellia!! You've been so missed!! I absolutely adore this card!! You captured the spirit of a wintery Christmas perfectly!! I love the vintage image and all of the amazing details you added!! It is truly spectacular!! I'm glad you are getting all settled in from the move!! Happy Wednesday my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  36. Pamellia, my precious friend, I am ecstatic that you're back and well on your way to being settled in your new home. Your card is a wintry masterpiece! Vintage Frost Basics is one of my all-time favorite paper collections and I'm so happy to see you work your magic with it. :o) The scene is spectacular and I adore that Santa image. The lamp post is beautiful and the acetate snowflakes couldn't be sweeter. Stunning as always, my sweet and talented friend! Have a beautiful day. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  37. Nice to hear you're settling in and great to see you back on your blog, you have been missed!! Absolutely stunning card Pamellia, all the details are lovely and so beautifully put together. Love the acetate snowflakes!
    Chris
    x

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  38. Ahhh Pamellia, this is just stunning beyond words, I love the snowy effect you have given this, especially those on the snowflakes at the sides and that Santa centre is just the perfect focal point. Well done, hun, this is just another gorgeous creation and so glad you are settling in, it means we can see more of your gorgeous creations, they and you have been missed xx

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  39. So happy that you're back to blogging Pamellia, I missed your stunning creations! This is absolutely gorgeous, I love that vintage Santa image and all of the textures, your snowflakes are amazing!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  40. So happy that you're back posting missed your creations . Tks. for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment . Your card is beautiful love the Santa image and the lamp post with the snowy effect . Lots of detail here .

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  41. Lovely to see you back Pamellia, I hope your move went well and you are set up ready to craft now because I have missed your beautiful creations and inspirations. Love your tag - is beautiful and a perfect Christmas creation Karen x

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  42. Wonderful to see you back Pamellia, hope you are fully settled in your new home now.
    Gorgeous creations in blues and white, amazing papers and image, love the treatment you have given to this project.
    Hugs
    Pam x

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  43. Well you certainly didn't misplace any of your talent during your move Pamellia! This is such a gorgeous creation and fabulously frosty looking. The frame, lamp post and lace are all wonderful and I love the papers.
    I'm delighted that you are so happy in your new home and hope you continue to be so for a very long time xx

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  44. Welcome back Pamellia, it was great to hear from you!. I hope any remaining hiccups with the move are fully resolved asap. Now look at your card... Straight back to fab form! It's a beauty and I too love Maja papers or most about any Scandinavian papers. All your layers and frosting look amazing. Nicola x

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  45. I have a new blog as google + took over the other one and don't know how to change it without losing my friends commenting so here is the link to my new one...
     { aNNie}

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  46. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  47. Oh Pamellia this is so beautiful - love all the details, especially that lace trim. Whoever receives this tag should be overjoyed.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  48. Hi Pamellia,
    Lovely to see you back posting, and settled in you New Home.
    May you spend many happy years there, as I am sure you will.
    what a superb card, and I love all the very gorgeous design of this.
    Love you wonderful image and those snowflakes look so real.
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my latest work.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L..

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  49. Welcome back to your home of crafting Pamellia , i have missed you.
    Such a beautiful tag so frosty and full of winter .
    I wish you happiness in your new home.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  50. Oh this is just beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

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  51. So good to have you back, Pamellia! I have missed your breath-taking designs and this is an incredible creation! Such gorgeous colours and details! xxx

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  52. Oh Pamellia it is so lovely to see you back in our midst again I am glad the move went well I look forward to seeing your pictures. Pamellia this is so exquisite and incredibly beautiful I love the image of Santa but it is your awesome design work that always takes my breathe away it is stupendous.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  53. Welcome back Pamelia!!
    This card/piece was my absolute favorite over at F&F! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous my friend! You may have been away, but your craft never misses a beat!
    Looking forward to stories of your adventures!
    hugs&love,Jackie

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  54. I've really missed your beautiful creations and I'm so happy to see you back in Blogland and hear that you are now settled in your new home ... As always this is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  55. Pamellia, words cannot express how happy I am you are back to blogging and crafting! Your inspiration has been sorely missed by many, many crafters/bloggers! Seeing your work here today is like a breath of fresh air that has been allowed into a closed up building after a long time. Truth be told, I've actually visited several times, once through Frilly and Funkie, but I wanted to be sure to write you a proper comment.

    This winter wonderland is stunning with the icy snowflakes and that dusting of snow. No one can make a winter scene look more realistic and like a place I would like to be. I can almost feel the stillness in the air and feel the crispness of the snow under my feet. Oh, and I can hear Santa's bells jingling! See, this is what your art does to me. It takes me to such a beautiful place. Absolutely lovely work, Pamellia! Thank you so much for making this world a better place through your artwork! Big hugs and a huge heartfelt Welcome Back!

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  56. Thanks for the condolences Pamellia, it is still tough going as he died in my arms and so much was going on....appreciate your words. hugs to you too.xx
     { aNNie}

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  57. I am sooooooooooooooooo glad to have you back, I was getting withdrawal symptoms! Your work is so amazing, I love the colours on this, it is so Christmassy but one I would have up on the mantle all year.

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  58. Pamela, this is just the most gorgeous thing I've seen out there. The papers are phenomenal... I LOVE the lamppost and the beautiful lace... truly this is a masterpiece!
    SO HAPPY you're back with us. I've really missed you and your inspiration! We love you, my friend!!!
    Have a very wonderful day!
    BIG HUGS!

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  59. Hmmmm.... I guess I feel a bit different than everyone else. I'm not glad you are back at all. Nope... sorry about that. For me it's more like... I'm SUPER THRILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Soooooooooooooooooooo it's obvious that your new craft room is an inspiring place looking at this INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL card. As always, it's just so creatively stunning. You pushed me a bit closer to being ready for a Christmasy mood! j.

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  60. Hi Pamellia! Thanks for coming over to say hi! I just love this beautiful card! It's so inspiring that I need to get to my Christmas supplies NOW!

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  61. I'm in love with your amazing card Pamellia!

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  62. I have missed your posts Pamellia. Can't wait to see your new craft room, how exciting. Love your stunning card. As always truly gorgeous design. Love those icy snowflakes from acetate and added chunky glitter. Gorgeous. Tracy x

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  63. Welcome back Pamellia, it's lovely to see you - I'm so pleased to hear that you are back with us again.
    Your card us stunning, such a gorgeous vintage Santa and wonderful details.
    Pauline
    x

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  64. This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan DT

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  65. Hooray, three cheers all round and welcome back. I have been dying to hear how your move went and to find out whether it was all you hoped it would be. What do your girls think of their new home? I have really missed your cheeryness about the place and was delighted to receive your visit to my blog the other day.

    Fabulous Christmas card, classic Pamellia. I love the opaque snowflakes and the beautiful lace.

    Dionne xx

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  66. Gorgeous wintery feeling, beautiful frosty elements, so beautiful creation Pamellia.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
    Welcome again;-))m

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  67. What a gorgeous Christmas card full of festive frostiness and seasonal elements . A real beauty .
    Hope you will be very happy in your new home .xx

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  68. Welcome back Pamellia! Happy to see your wonderful work being posted once again - and glad that you are all moved in and settled! Love all the beautiful snowiness on your creation with the street lamp and vintage Santa! Julia xx

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  69. I love your choice of image ,beautiful details, and the design too, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  70. Wonderful artwork Pamellia - I missed you and I am glad that your move turned out so good and that you are back now!
    You know how much I love your work!
    Happy weekend for you!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  71. Welcome back! Stunning make - just love all the touches that look like snow.....getting me in a festive mood, which always takes a while, lol! Thanks for your visits, busy lady! xxx Lynn

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  72. Hi Pamellia
    Its a joy to see you back in blogland and especially with this beautiful card.
    The texture queen is back, hurrah!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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  73. Welcome back!!!!!!!!! I missed seeing all your beautiful creations and reading all about what's going on in your crafty corner. You sure came back in style. This card is sooooooo beautiful!!!! I completely understand why you couldn't stay away from those Maja design papers. They are fab, aren't they? I have a few sheets in my stash and I don't even dare to use them, because they are not the easiest to get here. But I will, I will. You used them perfectly and they really add that special touch to this gorgeous vintage card.
    Hugs! xx

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  74. This is so beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week,good luck!

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  75. Amazing colors and details!! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

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  76. It's wonderful to have you back, Pamellia - and with such a gorgeous wintry creation. I love the snowy texture on the vintage lamppost, and the fantastic acetate snowflake edging - looks so icy - amazing!
    Alison xx

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  77. Just had a quick catch up, and with such a fabulous festive creation. Love the card for the step x step post too and thanks for sharing more beautiful photos.
    Avril xx

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  78. Great to see you back Pamelia and good to hear you are settled in and back with a bang--a stunning creation and the effect looks brilliant you can almost see the snow falling -love the vintage image and fabulous details
    Carol x

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  79. Your card is so pretty Pamelia. I love the snowy effect, it makes the card look wonderfully frosty. So pleased you are settled in your new home.

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  80. Stunning card, love all the detail. I am glad to see you back!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  81. Hi Pamellia, great to have you back. Your Christmas card is stunning, I love the use of the Maja papers and your acetate snowflakes are just fabulous. Your chipboard lamp post is a great way to include a light source into your project and the purple and white colour scheme is fantastic for winter. Sally.x.

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  82. Fabulous Christmas creation! Those snowflakes are beautiful and the card is elegant with all the snow. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

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  83. Your card is just beautiful. I love the pattern paper and all the fabulous details you have added.

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  84. An absolutely stunning card Pamellia. Such beautiful detail and lovely snowy effects.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Make My Monday.
    Fliss x

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