Monday, October 20, 2014

Card Mania GDT - Challenge #57 - Buttons

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge at Card Mania. This will sadly be my last challenge as a guest designer there. I would like thank Ani and the entire team for making me part of the family for the last 3 months. For my last appearance we have CHALLENGE #58 - BUTTONS.

Here is my make.



The base layer is made with a piece of red card stock that I painted white and ran through my Cuttlebug with a Couture Creations Royalty embossing folder. Then I used a sanding block to sand the white paint off of the raised areas.


Stamps I used: Tim Holtz Wallpaper - Hero Arts Music Collage Background - Impression Obsession Crystal Paisley - Heartfelt Creations All Seasons - the snowflake stamp I stupidly took out of the package and now I have no idea what company it is! doh!


Dies I used: Spellbinders Frosty Forms and Small Petite Ovals - My Favorite Things Fishtail Banners - Cheery Lynn Cutie Fringe III and English Tea Party Doily, Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia - Memory Box Elegant Scroll



Everything was stamped with Ranger Archival ink Vermillion and all the layers were edged with Tim Holtz distress ink Gathered Twigs.

I've been collecting buttons forever, it's about time I got around to using some of them!



I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:


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.


122 comments:

  1. Hi Pamellia what a gorgeous Christmas card very rustic but still romantic gorgeous!!!
    Jacki x

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  2. Wow! I'm running out of things to say when I visit your blog Pamellia, every card is just as beautiful, if not more so, than the previous one. Your attention to detail is amazing and your colour choices are gorgeous.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Pauline, you are so sweet! hugs :)

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  3. Beautiful....great use of buttons here Pamellia. Have a crafty week ahead dear. Hugs.

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  4. Wow Pamellia! You bring traditional red and green of Christmas to a whole another astronomical level!! What a stunning creation this is!!! My favorite are double layer banners and flower with that gorgeous red shabby bow! And don't be sad Pamellia about this being the last week of guest designing for Card Mania, cause I am pretty sure, soon enough you won't be just guest but permanent designer at their blog :) I know I repeat myself, but your cards are ART! So, cheers to another MASTERPIECE!
    Till your next stunning creation BIG hugs :) Samra

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Samra! Now that I've had my daily dose of Samra sunshine, I can face my day with a smile! big hugs from chilly Canada! :)

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  5. This is stunning, Pamellia! You created a wonderful frosty, wintry, holiday card here! So many luscious layers and I love the sanding, distressing and spattering...especially on that scrumptious ribbon. This is a masterpiece! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  6. It's always so nice to see the traditional seasonal colours Pamellia and such a lovely design as well.

    B x

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  7. What a beautiful touch of Christman is on your lovely card. It's always a pleasure to visit here and see your skillful art works, Pamellia.
    Hugs xxx

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  8. WOW oh WOW Pamellia!! This is just chalk full of GORGEOUS details...the colours are so effective...every last detail PERFECT!!! I have to say that I am with Pauline...it's getting so hard to find new adjectives to best compliment your wonderful creations!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  9. Well, This is outstanding. Love the colours, papers, texture and gosh what else can one say, you are one amazing lady...and a most gorgeous Christmas spirited creation.xx...xx
    aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much Annie! big hugs :)

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  10. Love this card Pamellia. Incredible layered pattern paper. You have a gift with cards. Wonderful make -- Mary Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you very much Mary Elizabeth! hugs :)

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  11. Hi Hun! What a gorgeous card! It's heavenly! Love your white poinsettia and the red layered banners are fab! Xxx

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    1. Thank you so much my sweets! Hope you are having a good day today! hugs :)

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  12. Stunning work on this with such wonderful layers and textures

    Chrissie x

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  13. You nailed this and you are so right about the colour palette - perfect. I love all your shabby , especially the banners and the pop of green pays homage to the photo so nicely.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Cec!! Great inspiration photo, right! big hugs :)

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  14. Wonderful card, love the colours, and all the beautiful embellishments, the buttons are a great addition. Hugs, Valerie

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  15. This is stunning Pamellia. I love your design, such wonderful textures and beautiful colours.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you very much Sue! happy crafting to you :)

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  16. I also have to say Wow! This is gorgeous and so much detail and textures. Love all the elements, especially how you did the card base. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CSAYL.

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  17. A stunning card. I love your red and white colour scheme and the Poinsettia, pine bough and pine cones are beautiful and all your handmade papers are gorgeous. Sally D.x.

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  18. What a gorgeous Christmas/Holiday card Pamellia! I love the colors and all of the different stamps you've used! Fabulous layering and textures... the little pine cones are so cute!!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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    1. So sweet, thank you Tammy! happy crafting :)

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  19. Pamellia, that is a gorgeous Christmas card! I love the colours, all the layers and details. Big hug, Justyna xxx

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  20. Fantastic Pamelia, you've managed to amaze me yet again with your beautiful designs!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  21. comme toujours une superbe et magnifique création Pamellia, bel effet de structure et magnifique résultat, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

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  22. Stunning make and superb take on the inspiration photo. GORGEOUS work!!! Nicola x

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  23. A gorgeous layered Christmas card, super design.
    Yvonne

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  24. Pamellia, you talented lady, it's been a few weeks since I told you how much you inspire me! I first 'discovered' you when you played along at My Craft Spot and you instantly went into my "Inspiration" group on BlogLovin. :o) The beauty you create is extraordinary and I always marvel at how much goes into each project. Your style is exquisite and I really should tell you more often how happy your posts make me! :o) (In fact, I'll be back later tonight to leave you more love!) You have combined the buttons, banners, poinsettia, and sweet pinecones in the most magical way. Okay, I'll make myself stop now. :o) Thank you for continually inspiring all of us blessed enough to have crossed paths with you! (And thank you for the sweet comments today.. you have no idea how much they meant to me!)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Wow Karen, what an amazing compliment! Thank you so much, you really made my day today!! big hugs :)

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  25. More beautiful art on a card Pamellia,this is just lush and wonderful. You always put so much detail in everything you do,gorgeousness on paper :)

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks so much my friend! big bear hugs :)

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  26. Very beautiful Pamellia, I love the red colour looks great.
    Hugs Veerle ;-)

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  27. Hi Pamellia
    Another festive stunner. I love red and white at Christmas so this right up my street (or Rue maybe in your neck of the woods or bois lol!) Love it!
    Have a great evening.
    Ang x

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    1. Thanks Ang, morning for me now, isn't that strange??lol Have a great day! hugs :)

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  28. Wow another stunning creation. Do you ever have a bad day! Lol. Great idea sanding back thr paint, might have to try that sometime. Nx

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    1. Thanks Nikki, it works really well with 3 paint colours too! hugs :)

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  29. Hi Pamellia, only you could produce a card as stunning as this, love it to bits.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. You are such a sweetheart, thank you Angela! big hugs :)

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  30. Superb,Bright cheerful and festive i love it all ,{ i must find my button box } well done

    Elaine H X

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    1. haha, thanks Elaine. Buttons usually stump me, but this was worked pretty well, I think. hugs :)

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  31. A totally gorgeous, shabby chic Christmas card, I love how you made it look as if it is covered by a thin dusting of snow - just gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

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  32. Loving the red and white, Pamellia, such a wonderful Nordic feel! Love the poinsettia and pine cone cluster too! Another gorgeous design that shows off your incredible talent! xx

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  33. Pamellia, I am so happy to now have your special talents delivered to my doorstep via my e-mail! I've tried to do this several times, but don't know what happened. I love this card! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! You must have the most awesome collection of dies, but knowing how to use them all together is that special talent only you have! You might want to consider entering this in Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Thank you for sharing! You've made my day! hugs! Sara Emily

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    1. Such a wonderful compliment, thank you Sara! You made me grin like a fool! big bear hugs to you :)

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  34. Lovie this red and white card ... It looks like it's been caught in the winter snow which gives it that something special and speaks of a vintage Christmas ... Just Beautiful Pamellia!

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    1. You say the nicest things, thank you so much Ros!! double hugs to you :)

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  35. Beautiful colour scheme and such a stunning card. You just ooze talent. Love your designs.
    Julie x

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  36. I have NEVER seen so much detail in cards before, your cards are no less than STUNNING.

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  37. I'm definitely not overreacting if I say that this card is extraordinary. You took all those ordinary thingies and transformed them into something so amazing. Hats off to you. You are an artsy star! Big bear hugs to you! xx

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    1. Ah shucks Maya, you made me blush! lol Thanks my friend! big hugs :)

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  38. Another wonderful creation, fabulous colour combination and amazing layout. Your eye for the finer detail is outstanding.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dionne, although in my house, that is code for OCD. HA! hugs :)

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  39. This is stunning!!! I LOVE all the different patterns all in the same color. And the white painted/embossed background is awesome. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

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  40. Wow, love, love, love your card! So many layers....love the distressing and all the details on your card. Thanks for joining Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  41. How ELEGANT this one is Pamellia... so very special and pretty for the holidays.. it would also look nice on that table (used for inspiration) as name plates... except it would take a long time to make them all.. but how very elegant this one is... so very pretty... LOVE it... but then... HEY... I LOVE ALL YOUR CREATIONS... love them all my FRIEND... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Bonnie! You always make me smile! big hugs my friend :)

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  42. Love this shabby chic card..just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  43. What a lovely card! I love the red and white and those buttons are just amazing! Very creative. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  44. This gorgeous card is rich with detail! You really have to take a minute to see it all, but it's truly a feast for the eyes! I'm so glad you linked up with us at Festive Friday!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you! :)

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  45. Goodness! What a gorgeous and festive card...and full of so many pretty details! It's just beautiful! We're delighted to have you with us at Festive Friday!!!

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  46. Awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL Challenge!! :)

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  47. Wow. This card is absolutely STUNNING, as evidenced by the fact that it's won two challenges now.

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    1. Thank you so much Becca! Couldn't find two challenges though, did I miss something? hugs :)

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  48. Hi Pamelia! Your link on the Festive Friday winners post has been updated - sorry for the oversight! Congratulations again!

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    1. Thank you Meredith! See you again soon! :)

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  49. A gorgeous creation with such a beautiful layout! My first impression was those papers are stunning then I remembered you make your own - you really are incredible!
    Rebecca.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca, that is such a wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  50. This is gorgeous! The colours, the layers….everything!! Chris

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  51. WoW! You are crazy talented! All of the way to your fingertips and toes too! Every little detail makes this an amazing card- love the banners with all of the buttons, the doily and the background- stunning backdrop for your card!

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  52. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CFAS.
    Hugs
    Fiona DT x

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  53. Wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

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  54. Fabulous Card, love all the layers....Absolutely gorgeous!!! ... thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Craft Blog.

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  55. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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  56. Oh my word! This is just amazing! My jaw is on the floor! Thanks for playing along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  57. Great project!

    Thanks for joining us at RRR. Hope to see you again soon.

    Jenn
    DT

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  58. Thank you so much for the inspiration :)
    You make wonderful cards ♥
    Have a wonderful new week.
    Warm hugs, Maya

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