Saturday, December 6, 2014

Christmas Cottage - Platinum Style

Hello Everyone!

I'm back today with something a little different. I don't normally go in for silver, but I just received a bunch of new products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and I was blown away by the beauty of Tim Holtz's new distress sprays Brushed Pewter and Iced Spruce! I felt that I had to start creating immediately, just so I could use them!

I hope you enjoy my Christmas Cottage - Platinum Style!


For the multi-coloured background, I embossed a piece of card stock with a Spellbinders M-Bossibilities folder E-006 Then I took my NEW Tim Holtz distress stains Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs and Iced Spruce and randomly covered the paper. I used my sanding block to sand the raised areas, swiped a little Walnut Stain to highlight it.

For the blue layer, I did a bit of stamping with some text and some snowflakes using Ranger Archival ink Potting Soil. Then I used a Simon Says Stamp Flower Pattern stencil with some VersaMark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I took the Iced Spruce stain and rubbed it over the surface.


See the beautiful silver splashes all over the card, so shimmery right! Another one of my fun new products! Tim Holtz distress spray Brushed Pewter...boy oh boy, I am loving this stuff!


The snowflakes were cut using Tim Holtz On the Edge Snow Flurries which I embossed using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder and while they were still hot I stamped them with my Impression Obsession Paisley Crystal stamp.

I also added a couple of sprigs of AB Crystals. I had to reach deep in my stash to find these as well as the AB fabric snowflakes. I've had them for years and never used them because I normally decorate with gold, but what a perfect fit for the platinum, don't you think?




This fancy flourish panel was actually done with an embossing folder. One that I have NEVER used, not once! Totally forgot I even had it! It's from Cuttlebug called Flourished Frame. After I embossed a piece of card stock, I painted it with a couple layers of DecoArt paint, stained it, sanded it, highlighted it with Walnut Stain and then I fussy cut it out. I edged it with my Krylon Silver Leafing Pen and then stamped my Artistic Outpost cottage in the center.


I am entering my Platinum Christmas 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.

124 comments:

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    1. Thank you Miss Kitty! hugs and happy weekend :)

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    2. This is stunning; love how soft it feels! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  2. Pamellia, I just LOVE this, the silver, glitter, tag and most beautiful image...wow...I am intrigued once again with your work...love visiting my buddy,.xx
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    1. Aahhh, how sweet! Thank you Annie! hugs and happy weekend :)

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  3. Gorgeous card. Love the neutral palette and all the glittery layers. You sure made that stash from The Funkie Junkie Boutique do everything except sing and dance. Also think the flourished frame with the cottage stamp is just so perfect for a focal point. Time to stop gushing and get ready to go and stock the pantry. Thanks for sharing this beauty at Frilly and Funkie.
    Big Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Cec! You sure do have a way with words! Have fun shopping and happy weekend my friend! big hugs :)

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  4. WOW! I feel hypnotized by this card! I can get my eyes off of it! This is a WORK OF ART! Oh my goodness! So many breathtaking layers and embellishments! I don't even know where to begin! All I can tell you is BRAVO! Absolutely brilliant! I will be going back to this post quite often, ( but I already do that with all your posts, duh!) to check out this gem! You made my day with your gorgeous card, I can tell you that! See you on the dance floor :)

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    1. I meant I CAN NOT get my eyes off of it!

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    2. Aahhh, thank you so much Samra! You always brighten my day with your visits and your generous praise! Thank you for my daily dose of smiles! big hugs and happy weekend! :)

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  5. You should use silver more Pamellia if you create something as gorgeous as this! It's absolutely wonderful and I love it. The details once again make my mouth water with their lushness :))
    Have a brilliant,crafty weekend

    Big hugs
    Donna xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! Now that I have that wonderful Tim Holtz spray, I think I will be using silver more often! big hugs, have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  6. Gorgeous cold and winter card, Pamellia! Great details with embossing! Beautiful set of colors!
    Hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so very much Max! Have a great weekend my friend! hugs :)

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  7. What a gorgeous platinum style card, Pamellia. I love how you have embossed it and used all the wonderful materials which I don't know anything. Your lovely card seems so winterish and beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend, hugs xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Sirkkis! big hugs and happy weekend to you! :)

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  8. Beautiful! Sounds like you had fun making this one! What a good idea, cutting out the design from the embossing folder. It is perfect for the little house.

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    1. Thanks Marci, and I did have a lot of fun making this one! I was covered in silver spots by the time I was done, too funny! hugs :)

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  9. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous Pamellia, I love all of the fabulous layers and wonderful details, this is a work of art.
    Pauline
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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! big hugs to you :)

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  10. Yet another stunning creation Pamellia, I an't begin to imagine how log your artwork takes but it's always a treat to see. I've not been about this week so just had a peek at the post below, Poinsettias are always a firm favourite with me, beautiful.

    Happy weekend.

    B x

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda! Have a great weekend, big hugs :)

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  11. Do you hear that THUD? That is my jaw...hitting the table. This gorgeous winter scene is a frosty delight. I want to wrap up in a blanket and sit in front of a blazing fire...and I want to deconstruct this card so that I can see all the amazing details you worked into every layer. Each layer is sublime..and the soft brush marks make it feel "real." You have the eyes and soul of an artist.....I really don't have words to describe how very much I love this! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Kathy! Thank you so much! Have a fabulous weekend! hugs :)

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  12. This is amazing and the new products look and sound fantastic

    Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks so much Chrissie! I love having new things to play with! hugs :)

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  13. WOW! Another stunning creations Pamellia. I love the Wintry scene, the colours and textures are just perfect. The added sparkle is wonderful too.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! Happy weekend to you, big hugs :)

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  14. Truly gorgeous card, I love the Artistic Outpost image nestled in all your wonderful layers, your background is so eye catching and the shimmer is stunning. Another beauty of a project. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you so much Tracy! Have a great weekend, big hugs :)

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  15. Wow, another perfectly beautiful design, I love it!!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  16. Wow, what a fantastic card, absolutely stunning! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you kindly Valerie! happy weekend to you, hugs :)

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  17. Your card is so frosty and full of beautiful details. I adore the new Distress sprays too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you very much Julie! I'm pretty addicted to them right now, my craft apron is cover in millions of tiny Tim Holtz dots! ha! hugs :)

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  18. This card is beautiful! I love the frosty feel & all the gorgeous details, Carole Z xx

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  19. Stunning Pamellia! I can well understand how you just had to use those stains, they are so fantastic aren't they? Love all the layers you created, resulting in a really stunning piece!

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    1. Thank you very much Astrid! Yep, love em...thinking about repainting the house using them! Just kidding...maybe lol. hugs to you :)

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  20. A gorgeous project, it realy does sparkle and shine. Love the results you got using the stains.
    Yvonne x

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  21. Gorgeous Pamellia, you have been busy.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Thank you Angela! Busy, oh yes...and for every Christmas card that I post, there's about 6 or 7 that I don't! Crazy, but fun! hugs :)

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  22. Hi again Pamellia
    Had to laugh when you said you wouldn't have the patience for doing my ribbon card when you put so much work into your creations. I'm going to invest in a new thesaurus as I'm running out of adjectives for your work. Will just have to make do with "stunning" again.
    Now stop it! You're just too darn good!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. Oh how I blush!! Thank you so much Ang! I hope you are enjoying your weekend...take it easy my friend! big hugs :)

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  23. I agree totally....gorgeous card!!

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  24. An absolutely stunning card. Beautiful colour tones and as usual everything about your card is perfect. The embossing folder frame is especially pretty. Sally D.x.

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    1. Thank you so much Sally, you are so sweet! happy weekend to you and big hugs :)

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  25. Oh how gorgeous! Coming here seeing your cards make my heart warm! This card is so beautiful.. Lie the stamped image in the middle and the details are fabulous! Xx

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    1. Thank you so much Ingrid! Hope everything is well with your Christmas decorating! Will email you shortly. Big hugs :)

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  26. What a beautiful winter card Pamellia! It actually looks like it's frozen!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Julia! Much appreciated! big hugs :)

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  27. Pamellia... this is just stunning... What gorgeous photography also !!! Layers upon layers of wonderfulness... I haven't bought any of the distress stain sprays yet... not sure why not, I have everything else of T!m's ... lol... Thanks for the inspiration. Now I'm off to feast my eyes on more of your creative goodness!

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    1. Thank you so much Toni! I was hesitant to buy these too, but Astrid was my inspiration...after seeing her work, I knew I had to have them! Great purchase! Anyway, happy weekend and big hugs :)

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  28. A beautiful card Pamellia. I agree with Julia, its wintery for sure. xx

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  29. Totally gorgeous!! I have the pewter paint and I love it too! I do like silver it's gold that I shy away from

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    1. Thanks Ros! Isn't that funny, we like the opposite. I guess I like gold because it usually goes better with the vintage feel, but I think I might be warming up to silver!! happy weekend Ros and big hugs :)

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  30. What a beautiful creation, it is just stunning..xx

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  31. Pamellia, I KNEW I shouldn't have peeked so soon after the last card, because no only do I have two irregular heart rhythms, I can't decide which I like best! Two totally different cards, but both with that Pamellia special something, the rest of us are unable to attain or describe--that STYLE of yours! This is truly breath-taking, and that's all I'm going to say! Thank you for blessing my day with this beauty! Hugs!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you once again Sara, for making me smile so wide that my cheeks hurt! What a morning treat to sit and read the wonderful words you leave for me! Great way to start my day! Happy weekend my friend and big hugs :)

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  32. So beautiful ,cold and crisp looking brrrrrrrrrr , sure is a winter card ...
    Take care
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you very much Elaine! happy weekend to you! hugs :)

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  33. A shining card for your golden hands, pamellia !

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  34. Fantastic creation. All those detail witch made this card so perfect.

    Marjeta

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    1. Thank you very much Marjeta! happy Sunday! hugs :)

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  35. I wish I could express what I feel about seeing your cards in more than one word, but my mouth just says "WOW"

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    1. haha, that works Faith! Thank you very much! hugs :)

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  36. My sweet Pamellia, I saw this beauty very briefly yesterday... but I only had a moment and that is never long enough to fully take in your creations. So I'm back today to properly admire and fall into the beauty that is your Christmas cottage! Oh my... the life you give to every product you use is simply magical. Your new goodies look amazing! It is clear to see how inspired you were by them. The pewter and iced spruce sprays are incredible and I have never seen such spectacularly designed snowflakes! The cottage itself is gorgeous, the pinecones are lovely, and the sentiment is just perfect. What I would give to spend a crafty day with you to try to soak up some of your creative brilliance. :o) Thank you for continually inspiring, my sweet and talented friend! Have a sparkly Sunday. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Wow Karen, thank you so very much! I agree, I wish we lived closer so we could spend the day crafting together, what fun that would be! I guess pictures will have to do for now! lol big hugs and thanks for the smiles and warn and fuzzies! :)

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  37. I think you just sold a few bottles of the Distress Spray Pewter! Beautiful card- I LOVE that you describe your step by step process of creating your cards, and gotta LOVE all of your beautiful embellishments! Drooling....!

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    1. How sweet! Thank you very much Ray! It's great of you to take time to visit! hugs :)

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  38. Beautiful card with all the glittery snow and sparkles. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

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  39. What a beautiful card full of details and a crispness to it! I love the silver tones! Ohhhh so festive! Does this card reflect a snowy cold outside? Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie! Nicole

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    1. Thank you so much NIcole! It sure does reflect the weather..cold and snowy! hugs :)

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  40. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  41. Priceless...silver and Platinum..need I say more! I can imagine how this one must be sparkling and dazzling! Great creation my friend, have a lovely week ahead. hugs.

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    1. Thank you so much Rupa, you have a wonderful week too! hugs :)

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  42. Lovely card! I love all the layers and that old fashioned chique style!
    Thanks for joining the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!
    Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Jacqueline (DT- Tuesday Throwdown)

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  43. Fabulous card, great colour and your image is beautifull !
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challengeblog,
    Hugs
    Willeke

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  44. Beautiful project....love all the details! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  45. Another gorgeous creation Pamellia! I love that image and your stunning snowflakes, beautiful textures as always!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! I admit, I was happy with how the snowflakes turned out! hugs :)

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  46. Gorgeous! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  47. Oh my dear, clever, lovely Pamellia!! i'm sooo pleased that you joined us again and with such a STUNNING CARD!! WOW oh WOW your cards are masterpieces! Honestly, LOVE IT, LOVE every detail!!! AMAZING!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    SMiles Sharnee :)

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    1. What a wonderful compliment Sharnee! Thank you so much! hugs :)

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    2. Wow, wow and I say again wow Pamellia, this looks ... wow! That liquid platinum embossing powder looks fantastic and I adore all of your embellishments.

      Dionne xx

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    3. Thank you so much Dionne! holiday hugs to you :)

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  48. A stunning wintry creation gorgeous embellishments and love your new distress stains and embossing powder
    a very atmospheric card
    carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol, for all of your sweet comments today! I hope all is well in your neck of the woods! holiday hugs :)

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  49. So gorgeous! I love the image, it looks like such a cosy cottage :) So much amazing detail here, as always.
    Rebecca.
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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! holiday hugs :)

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  50. Oh boy, just pouring over the intricate details of this stunningly gorgeous card Pamellia. Yet another one I LOVE! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  51. It's so exciting when you get the new things, isn't it? It's a must to try them out immediately. :D You sure made great use of yours. Your card is amazing!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Maja! And thanks for all of your wonderful comments today, it's so nice to hear from you during this busy season! holiday hugs :)

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  52. Such an amazing card with so many details to look at. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  53. Hi Pamellia, this is a stunning card, love all the sparkle and shine and such great textures.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  54. Oh my! Icy perfection! I must purchase those Tim products! At once! This, my dear, is lovely. I love the layers and the ribbon treatment, as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment, thank you so much Gloria! holiday hugs :)

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  55. This delicate frosted beauty is a wonderful tribute to the season! I haven't been by your blog in a while and now that I'm here I never want to leave!! Your creations are always jaw dropping. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy! I hope all is well with you! holiday hugs :)

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  56. Congratulations on being chosen as one of the Top 3 at CVC! Absolutely well deserved! Hugs!

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