Thursday, September 25, 2014

Speed Craft Challenge #3 - Photo Inspiration

Hello Everyone!

It's time for Speed Craft Challenge #3 and there is a bit of super exciting news to go with the card this week. THE SPEED CRAFT CHALLENGE BLOG has officially been launched by Ingrid and Keren and I will be there every second Thursday as one of their Design Team members! I do hope you will check it out to see the gorgeous creations that my co-teamies have made, you won't be disappointed!

This time our challenge is being hosted by the very talented Keren and she has chosen an inspiration photo for us. I will give you all the challenge details in a bit, but first, here is my card.


Here is the inspiration photo that Keren gave us. I really liked the neutral tone with the pastels, so I drew from that. I also incorporated the diamond pattern and since I got a girly feel from the photo, I went frilly!!


For those just joining us, here is the idea of our Speed Challenge. You can get all of your products ready ahead of time, then you set a timer for 10 minutes, start the timer and then craft like your pants are on fire! When your 10 minutes are up, you have to stop and show us what you made. To be fair, not everyone will finish their card or project, and that's OK, just be sure to tell us how long it did take you to complete it.

The wonderful design team (Ingrid, Donna, Nikki, Keren and myself) will be choosing the top 3 as well as one lucky winner who will receive this fabulous Christmas Card Kit made by moi. I do hope you will go on over and enter in all the fun with us!



Ready, here we go: 10 MINUTES AND COUNTING!


tick tock, tick tock...and...STOP!


I thought I was being such a smarty pants this time around. I used Kraft paper instead of stamping and inking white paper. And I was on a roll, all I needed was a sentiment, right? Wrong! I decided I needed some pretty flowers and some leaves and some glitter and a birdhouse, and, and, and...BLAM!!  4 HOURS LATER!!

For the background I took DecoArt paints Cherry Blossom, Tropical Blue and Daffodil yellow and diluted them with water in squirt bottles

The birdhouse and bird are made from Martha Stewart polymer clay, painted with Ranger Picket Fence crackle paint, sprayed with brown diluted paint then highlighted with white paint. The wreath is from Poppystamps. I cut one green, one white and one kraft then attached them by winding twine around them.



The flowers are cut from Joy Crafts Flower 4 and coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade. The leaves are Spellbinders - Foliage, Cheery Lynn - Leaf Set, Marianne Designs - Garden Branch and Joy Crafts - Leafy Branch. All the flowers have been glittered up with Ranger Star Dust Stickles.

I would like to send out a special thank you out to two talented ladies REBECCA BRADSHAW and MAJA (Cebelica) for teaching me that glitter is not just for Christmas.



I used my Crafter's Workshop Harlequin stencil and my Home-made Glitter Paste (you can find the tutorial for that here) to add the pattern on the background. I added a layer of crinoline between the two back layers, just for a little shabby interest. SO SPARKLY!


The ribbon was coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade and Hero Arts Shadow ink Summer Sky. I also added a couple of twine bows to match the twine wrapped around the wreath.


I am entering my frilly pastel card into the following wonderful challenges!

(no design papers used - all my layers started as plain white or plain kraft paper)

( I chose Stickles - Die Cut - Stencil/Solid Paper - Flowers - Ribbon)



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.


86 comments:

  1. Gorgeous creation, love the attention to detail, always makes a big difference....xx

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  2. Wow Pamellia this is another lump of gorgeousness! It looks like a little sugary treat,wonderful card yet again. Thanks for all your hard work too :))

    Big inky hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks Donna and it was my pleasure! big hugs :)

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  3. Gorgeous two front panels and all in ten minutes! :)) Love your card, hun! It's exquisite as always! Thank you for adding a little goodie for the winner and all the hard work you've put in! xxx

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    1. Thank you Ingrid, I did much better than the first two challenges...only 4 hours this time!! HAHA! hugs :)

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  4. Wonderful card, love all the texture and the colours are fantastic. Great! Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

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  5. This is super lovely. You can do absolutely gorgeous cards, better cal them art pieces, Pamellia.
    Hugs xxx

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    1. You're so sweet Sirkkis! Thank you, hugs :)

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  6. I'd put this in the frame and hang it on the wall. It's simply stunning in gorgeous pastel colours. You made these flowers yourself?" O.o Goodness girl, do you ever run out of ideas? They are way more beautiful than the store bought!!! And glittery!! <3 <3 :D I will have to google the Joy crafts die you used and I think it will end on my shopping list (especially if you ever do a tutorial on how to make these *hint, hint* :P).
    Big crafty hugs! xx

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    1. Thank you so much Maja! Yep, I will definitely put flower tutorial on my list. big bear hugs :)

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    2. Yay, thank you! :D You're a star! :D Big hugs to you too! xx

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    3. Have to figure out how to photograph this without having my hands in the frame...need them to work the camera...tricky! Hmmmmm.

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  7. How gorgeous, such beautiful work, love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  8. This is so beautiful!!!!
    I must say I love everything about it, design.flowers, glitter .....
    Hugs, t.

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  9. I did smile at the 4 hours! It was worth every minute though, your card is gorgeous. All the very best with the new challenge blog, I am sure it will be a great success! Anne x

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    1. Thank you so much Anne for the compliment and the best wishes! hugs :)

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  10. Such a great idea for a challenge! This is so beautiful Pamellia. All your detailing is so gorgeous and the textures are wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thanks Sue! Ingrid and Keren get the credit for the idea, I'm just along for the ride. big hugs :)

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  11. Another stunning card. Still don't know if I would manage ten minutes even if all was planned, but looks fun so probably will join in at some point.
    Julie x

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    1. Thanks Julie! I never finish a card in 10 minutes, but it's a lot of fun figuring out how to do more in 10 minutes than the last time...like beating your own best time. hugs :)

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  12. Stunning card Pamellia. I think you should take a photo after 10 minutes have passed, to show us where you were up to, in that time.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thanks Yvonne. It's hard to tell because it's a jumbled mess, but the second 'double' photo is my desk after the 10 minutes were up. hugs :)

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  13. Oh my gosh Pamellia! I wish I could find better and more descriptive words other than stunning, heavenly, breathtaking and incredibly amazing to describe this card! This card is ALL OF THE ABOVE and then some! My favorite is sparkly texture paste you used and the colors are absolutely gorgeous! The flowers are stunning as usual and entire design is just to die for!!! Contrats on DT spot at The Speed Craft Challenge Blog! It was just a matter of time they invited you...Till the next project of yours HUMONGOUS hugs from Vegas :) Samra

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    1. I meant Congrats, not contrats.....oooops

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    2. How sweet are you!! Thank you so much Samra! big massive bear hugs to you too! :)

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    3. Contrats can be our code word for great job! haha

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  14. What a beautiful card. The pastel colours are really pretty and the Kraft card stock is a nice touch too. As usual your flowers are outstanding. I will definitely be checking out the new challenge blog. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thanks Sally! And thanks for being our new follower, can't wait to see what amazing creation you come up with! hugs :)

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous but I am expecting nothing less from your projects --the work,the techniques,embellishments and details you put into your masterpieces --no wonder this one took four hours -do you sell your cards??? because if you do you can never charge enough to cover the work your cards and projects are really just priceless
    carol x

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Carol, thank you!! No, I don't sell them, just give them away. hugs :)

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  16. Oh my stars ... this is absolutely gorgeous my friend!!! LOVE the design and all the BEAUTIFUL elements! GREAT, GREAT job!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOTS OF LAYERS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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    1. Thank you so much Darlene! So sweet! hugs :)

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  17. gorgeous card and awesome texturing, flowers & etc. each and every element is pretty

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  18. Oh how beautiful and subtle todays card is ,i love it all and the flowers are just beautiful tis no wonder it took you 4 hours ,but well worth it .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  19. Love those soft, delicate colours, Pamellia and your amazing flower arrangement!
    Have a wonderful weekend! xx

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  20. Another GORGEOUS card, Pamellia! And you almost got me...until I read further, I thought you got this done in the 10 minutes...and knew I'd be in trouble...it takes me longer than that to get the flowers made! LOL So glad you're in the 4-hour club with me...I feel like I'm in great company! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! I'm with you all right, those pesky flowers take forever to make! I would say more than half of my card's production time is making the flowers. But I enjoy it, so...ha! big hugs :)

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  21. GORGEOUS love this mixed media and of course the most gorgeous flowers and bird cage and .....the list goes on ....oh and colours used..
    aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. HAHA, you are so sweet Annie! Thank you! hugs :)

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  22. What a beauty! I hope to try my hand at the ten mins challenge later tonight :) really inspired by all the beautiful work you and the other DT have on the challenge blog.

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    1. Thank you so much Kripa, I can't wait to see what you come up with!! big hugs :)

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  23. Hi Pamellia
    Did smile at what the gal, who took 15 hours to make a card, would do in 10 minutes lol!
    Another bit of frilly, floral fabness (yes, that is a real word in my world lol!)
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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    1. I know right...10 minutes? I do try hard though! Thanks Ang! big hugs :)

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  24. Fabulous card Pamellia. I could never ever make it in 10 minutes. Even if I would take everything ready to go since I keep changing things along the way. Bad habit of mine ;-) The think pink with stitching card I made took me over 12 hours including drying time for the background papers that is. But still. But it sounds like fun though.
    You are very brave to take part in it. I really love your card.
    Hugs, Veerle xx

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    1. Thanks Veerle, it's great to have you back!

      Keep in mind, you do NOT have to finish a card in 10 minutes, you only have to show us how far you got in 10 minutes. Hope you give it a try! hugs :)

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  25. WOW this is stunning Pamellia! I love your gorgeous flowers and that fabulous diamond glittered background!!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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  26. Just GORGEOUS! LOVE all of the flowers and shabby details but that birdhouse and bird just make me swoon!

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    1. hehe, swoon...so sweet! Thanks Sue! hugs :)

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  27. What a beautiful card! I love the kraft with the pastel colors. Fabulous texture and embellishments.

    Congratulations, it looks like you were a winner over at Mark's Finest Paper.

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    1. Thanks Shirley! What is Mark's Finest Paper? Never heard of it.

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  28. You cannot rush a masterpiece and that's just what this is!! Beautiful!

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    1. haha, thank you Ros! You also cannot rush the slow poke making it! lol

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  29. I just found your fabulous blog via Pinterest and have spent a happy hour here instead of getting on with the dreaded housework :)

    I love all the flowers you've made with the Joy Crafts 4 die and was inspired to buy them - as if I don't already have enough flower dies - although maybe you can never have too many. lol

    Thanks for sharing your work and inspiration

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you Chris! hugs :)

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  30. Amazing as always Pamellia. So many beautiful elements ... I could stare at your pictures all day! :) Gorgeous design and beautiful mix of soft pastels. You did really good with your 10 minutes ... getting a lot of the background done --- you must have been working in a frenzy. Loll xx

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    1. Thanks Loll! This is my best so far, using the kraft paper really helped! hugs :)

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  31. This is fabulous! To create this project in 10 minutes is pretty amazing. I couldn't create a card in 10 minutes if my life depended on it! Very nicely done! Thanks for leaving this in our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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    1. Thanks so much Chana, although I didn't actually finish the card in 10 minutes, just the backgrounds, but I was pretty happy to get that much done! lol hugs :)

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  32. oh wow this is so incredibly beautiful pamellia.the textures are fabulous and i love your delicate colours and pretty details ;D

    xx coops xx

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  33. Just gorgeous! I love all of the beautiful details....and I do not think I could ever make a card in 10 minutes : ) Your 10 minute background is awesome- loving the Kraft as a contrast. Beautifully done!

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  34. Absolutely stunning! I'm completely addicted to Kraft so I have to say that this is one of my favourite creations that I've seen on here so far, it looks incredible. The glitter looks so beautiful too! Thank you so much for the mention, I'm truly honoured :) x
    Rebecca.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca, for the kind words and for the inspiration! big hugs :)

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  35. What a stunning card! All the beautiful details! Just simply amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrapper's Delights Challenge

    Nadja NRT

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  36. Good job I read the post, I know you are amazingly talented but all that in 10 mins! Glad you carried on...stunning take. Ruth x

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    1. Thanks Ruth! It was my best to date, got all the background pieces done! hugs :)

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  37. I was going to send you a tiara, tights and a cape when I thought you had made this amazing card in 10 minutes. So glad to know that was not the case. But you still deserve a cape, tights and tiara for your amazing card creating super powers! Love this!!!

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    1. Haha, I could really use a cape! Thanks Kathy! big hugs :)

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  38. This is fab. Thanks for joining us in our Twine challenge xx Jan CCC

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  39. Congrats on your win at The Sisterhood!! I would have been quite disappointed if they did not pick your beautiful card! Hugs:) Samra

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    1. Oh boy, that's exciting! Thanks for letting me know Samra! hugs :)

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