Monday, December 8, 2014

Crafty Cardmakers - #129 - Christmas - Lots of Hugs & Glitter!

Hello Everyone!

It's time for the very last challenge of the year over at Crafty Cardmakers and More (we will be back on January 12th)! We have a real easy one for you - CHRISTMAS! I look forward to seeing all those wintery, festive makes!

This card is going to a wonderful bloggy friend and I sure hope she likes it!

 
For our last challenge, my fabulous co-teamie Kim has put together a grab bag full of goodies for one lucky winner! We also have a prize from our sponsor Sir Stampalot, so let's pull out those holly dies and jars of glitter and get to playing ladies!



For the background, I coloured it with Hero Arts Summer Sky, stamped a Stampendous Christmas Music background using Ranger Archival ink Cobalt and spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Denim Blue. Then I used a Memory Box stencil and applied some of my homemade iridescent glitter paste (using DecoArt White Acrylic paint) through it for a wonderful shimmery design.



Dies used - Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight, Impression Obsession Pine Branch, Tim Holtz Holiday Joy, Cheery Lynn Leafy Branch Set, Prickley Pear Holly Berry.



The sentiment is from a Joy Crafts set and the frame was hand made using crafter's clay and a Martha Stewart mold. It was coloured with Tim Holtz distress ink Faded Jeans. The leaves were treated with Stardust Stickles the corners with DecoArt Snow Writer and some Glamour Dust glitter.

POP QUIZ HOT SHOTS - I used an old technique to do my reindeer, but I'll be darned if I can remember what it's called! I took a music note stamp and inked it up, then I stamped the music notes onto the reindeer stamp, then stamped the reindeer onto the paper. What's it called, what's it called, what's it called??? Anybody?


I am entering my 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.

118 comments:

  1. Hi Pamellia another beautiful card. Beautiful colours and textures and your foliage arrangement is stunning. I think the technique you used is called 'Kiss Stamping'. Sally D.x.

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    1. Oh my gosh Sally, kiss stamping, I think you are right! Thank you so much! hugs :)

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  2. What's not to like Pamellia, I am sure your friend will absolutely adore this beautiful frosty winter wonderland creation.

    B x

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  3. Oh my goodness Pamellia!!! This card is yet another piece of art!!! Oh boy, do I love every single little detail on this beauty?!?! The reindeer looks amazing, but I can't help you with the name of the technique, I am not versed in stamping :( I especially love frosty look of this card, so wintery and festive, just wonderful! Thank you for bringing so much joy to the world with your beautiful creations! Till the next show stopper, big crafty hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much Samra! Brenda nailed it with the right answer, the technique is called 'kiss stamping'. Isn't she a smarty! Have a lovely day my friend! hugs :)

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  4. Lovely, lovely wintery card, Pamellia! Lucky who gets this beauty.
    Have a great time, hugs xx

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  5. Love the soft colors, it really looks wintery and festive!

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  6. Gorgeous and glittery. I am loving all the layers and the floral spray. I had to take a second look to find the reindeer - you hid it on this old gal. I would not have been able to answer the technique question but now that I know what you did, I must try that - have to buy a reindeer stamp first though - lol. Off to mail the mass produced Christmas cards (ran out of time as usual) and finish the little people shopping. Have a super day my friend.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you so very much Cec! I will be emailing shortly, sorry, busy couple of days! big hugs :)

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  7. Gorgeous with a capital 'G'! Your glittery snow looks fabulous! Xx

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  8. SIGH...BEAUTIFULLY soft and ELEGANT Pamellia!! Love all the glitter, embellishments are FABULOUS, full of wonderful technique and well just another Pamellia MASTERPIECE!!!!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Beth! You always make me smile when you visit! big hugs to you :)

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  9. Oh Pamellia, this is just so totally stunning again, you create the most amazing cards! Brilliant, so, so beautiful!

    Thank you also for your sweet comment on my blog, as to your question: I made the embellishments with paper clay in Martha Stewart molds. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Astrid! Thank you for letting me know about the mold, I will be adding yet another item to my wish list! big hugs :)

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  10. Oh this is a beautiful design! I love the snow covered berries and leaves, and the icy blue background is stunning! gorgeous textures too and the reindeer is adorable! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue B xx

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  11. Another your great winter card Pamellia! Beautiful layers and mixed techniques! It looks all together wonderfully and uniquely, as usual... :)
    Hugs,
    Max :)

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Max!! holiday hugs to you :)

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  12. Fantastic card, looks so festive and snowy, just gorgeous! Hugs, Valerie

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  13. Your cards are always stunning Pamellia and this one is no exception - the cool blues and little pops of colour are wonderful - a really exquisite card! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Anne! holiday hugs to you :)

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  14. Beautiful Pamellia. Almost missed the little reindeer, but now I found him. Love your winter card. N xx ps cold here too!

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki! I know, the poor little guy blends right in, doesn't he! Perhaps he's shy! lol holiday hugs :)

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  15. This is a stunning and anyone receiving it will be delighted for sure

    Love Chrissie x

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  16. Such a pretty card!! The colours are gorgeous - and I love all the frosty touches!! Beautiful!! Cxx

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  17. I'm drooling ... This is beautiful!! Lucky blog friend! Stunning colours Pamellia ... Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you very much Ros! big holiday hugs comin' at ya! :)

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  18. Hiya this is stunning but then I wouldn't expect it to be anything less yes it's definately kiss stamping
    Hope you're well and thank you for the lovely comments you have left me lately sorry not been around been really busy
    J xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jacki! I've been very well, all ready for Christmas! Hope your festive planning is going well too! holiday hugs my friend! :)

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  19. A stunningly fabulous icy lusciousness!! xx

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  20. Beautiful card with very nice embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb

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  21. Beautiful Pamelia! all your little details, great, I love it.
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  22. Wow...your cards are fantastic !!!
    I love all these details so perfect.
    Congratulations for your job.
    Hugs, Mumur.

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  23. Breath-taking, Pamellia! Frosty gorgeousness! xxx

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  24. Absolutely beautiful Pamellia, such pretty blues, brilliantly crafted and so many stunning details - a gorgeous card.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! holiday hugs :)

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  25. Hi Pamellia, gorgeous cards I really love the one with poinsettia simply stunning! I see you're a busy elf yourself ;). You'll make one friend very happy with that card. Happy crafting and I'll see you soon. Hugs, Justyna xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Justyna! Yes, such a busy time of year! I hope your Christmas preparations are going according to plan! holiday hugs :)

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  26. Stunning cards, beautiful soft colours and details, Carole Z xx

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  27. All I can say is lucky bloggy friend :))

    This is another stunner Pamellia,it's yummy in all its wintery wonderment...you really do create the most amazing cards in the crafting world!

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thank you so much my friend! big holiday hugs to you! :)

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  28. WOW this is stunning Pamellia!! I love the soft blue colors and all of your sparkly embellishments, that little clay frame is gorgeous!
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you very much Tammy! holiday hugs :)

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  29. Hi Pamellia
    Its like a fresh frosty morning, with a snow filled sky and that crispness underfoot. . . . . . .all on a card lol!
    Lots of your creations take my imagination on a little side trip.
    Lucky bloggy chum!
    Have a great evening Missy.
    Ang x

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    1. What a wonderful description, sort of took me with you there for a minute Ang! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! holiday hugs :)

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  30. A stunning card, your friend will love it.
    Yvonne x

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    1. Thank you kindly Leslie! holiday hugs to you :)

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  32. This is a really beautiful card. There are so many textures going on. The charm is so cute. A lot of work and well worth it. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  33. wow! beauty in white! Your friend is lucky...she is going to Love this! I love the shimmery background and that kissing technique has come out well Great one Pamellia...you are loaded with talent and creativity and so happy to be able to appreciate your work and get inspired. Big hugs, my friend.

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Rupa! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! holiday hugs :)

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  34. Beautiful card! Love all of the layers and the sparkles! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls.

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  35. Pamellia, my dear friend, this is one of my absolute favorites from you! Your friend is going to treasure it with all of heart! And you know what? I bet she'll give it a Christmas hug! What's not to adore. As always, I love everything that went into your background.. and your detailing is top-notch! So much sparkle, texture, and natural beauty. The music notes are fabulous, especially on the deer! (Fab technique!) The sentiment is precious and I love how you surrounded the whimsical greeting with sheer elegance. Wonderful mold work once again, too! So anxious to try those. :o) I could go on and on. This will surely be one of your friend's dearest Christmas blessings. :o) Have a wonderful night, sweet friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Wow Karen, thank you so much! You are like a breath of fresh air in the morning, such a wonderful way to start my day! Thank you for all the kind words, I wish you the most out of your day today! holiday hugs my friend! :)

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  36. OOOO and an AHHH love love love this Pamellia....What do you put on your pine cones, or are they purchased like that....I am going to make or try to make your glitter paste...haha guess there will be a mess everywhere.xxx
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    1. Thank you so much Annie! For my pine cones, I add a little Snow Tex and then some glitter on top. Easy! Oh boy, I can't wait to see what you make with texture paste! It will be amazing, no doubt!! I will be keeping my eyes open for that one! holiday hugs :)

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  37. Hi Pamellia,
    I soooo love your card ,fab layers and sparkle with your glitter paste , you are just a crafty wizard who can do just anything magical.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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    1. How sweet! Thank you so much Elaine! big hugs :)

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  38. Absolutely stunning! So much love has gone into this and your bloggy friend is definitely going to love it, too. I love all of those gorgeous layers and soft colors. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  39. Good morning, Pamellia,
    Your beautiful card has just made me feel like I've walked through a fresh snow, peaceful and quite. And then I heard the cats chasing each other around/in the Christmas tree, and I'm back to reality:). This is another lovely card with all those special Pamellia touches. That glitter and little pops of red with the soft blues are just such a unique color palette. You have an amazing creative mind! You are so sweet to make this for your friend and share it here with us! Hugs!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sara, for the wonderful compliment and for the giggles! What a great way to get my day started! Not sure if you will see this, but if you do, can you email me? Got a question for you. holiday hugs my friend! :)

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  40. Amazing card Pamellia!! love the soft, sparkly Christmas Love you captured with this card!!! Your friend will cherish this I am sure:). Wonderful!!! happy day to you:)
    Bit hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Mary Lou! I hope all is well in your crafty corner of the world! holiday hugs :)

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  41. A truly stunning Christmas card, your friend is going to love it. As always a stunning design and gorgeous embellishments. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Boots Christmas Challenge.

    Wishing a happy Christmas to you and your family.

    Dionne

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Dionne! Best wishes to you and yours this Christmas too! holiday hugs :)

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  42. A very beautiful card. I love the pale blue.

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    1. Thank you Shirley, for all of your lovely comments today! holiday hugs :)

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  43. This is absolutely stunning! WOW! I just love everything about it! thanks for haring it with us at Delightful Challenges, "Twinkle. Twinkle"! :)

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  44. Another masterpiece my Crafty Friend, stunning as always, and so much detail. I will have to give kiss stamping a try, I'm always up for a challenge.
    hugs Kimx

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    1. Thanks so much Kim! It's not a technique I use very often, but it's such a great way to outline one shape with the design of another...sometimes that's the perfect look! holiday hugs :)

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  45. Amazing, love the reindeer with music notes. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sherryn! holiday hugs :)

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  46. WOW stunning love how you make your own backgrounds,the first thing I reach for is papers! and I love how you don't stick everything down flat love all the sparkle and texture-my new Years resolution is to try some of your techniques
    Carol x

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    1. That is the most amazing compliment a crafter can get! Thank you so much Carol, I can't wait for the New Year, so I can see what you come up with! holiday hugs :)

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  47. Gorgeous card as always Pamellia! :) Love the layers of beautiful goodness and the amazing frosted embellishments, all perfectly arranged. I always am in awe of your incredible cards Pamellia. Loll xx

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    1. Thank you so much Loll, how sweet are you!! holiday hugs :)

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  48. Your glitz and sparkle cards are just the best Pamellia, so glad you are sharing your amazing creations :-) xxx

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  49. This is very pretty! Love love love all the layers and the vintage feel to the card. The flower cluster is so pretty!

    Thank you for playing along with our twinkle twinkle challenge at Delightful Challenges this week. Good luck and hope to see you back soon!
    Nick

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  50. Sparkly sparkly sparkly, Oh! so beautiful, wish I could think of something else to say. Going to HAVE to make that paste.

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  51. Beautiful card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

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  52. STUNNING CARD!! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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  53. Love these projects so much! The details in your card are perfect! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

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  54. Totally gorgeous! I love all those beautiful dies you've used - they look so fabulous. Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Rebecca.
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    1. Thanks so much Rebecca! Happy weekend to you too! holiday hugs :)

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  55. Ok, I REALLY should be making more papers myself. Because when I see your papers I'm always like "ooooh, I want that too". And then I think "hey, I could PROBABLY make something similar to this. Just similar - but it's a start. lol Or, if you ever get your own paper line, please tell me. I'll run to the store and buy some. Heck, I'll buy what they have, because I don't want to run out of it. ;) The papers and the colours of this card are just amazing. That's not really "just" a card anymore, rather a piece of art that you frame and hang on the way. It's spectacular!!
    Big hugs to you! xx

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    1. Hilarious! Thanks Maja, you are such a sweetheart! I would really love to see you make something for a background, I just know it would be gorgeous! holiday hugs :)

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    2. I'd love to see that too. lol But I'm so drawn to the huge pile of my patterned papers ... I know, I know - that's just an excuse. No, seriously, I WILL make some papers myself too. Let's say that's my New Year's resolution. ;)
      Hugs! xx

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    3. Nothing wrong with patterned papers. Truth is, if I could have found a place to access them when I first started crafting, I would probably be using them too. Now, I'm way too addicted to DIY. hugs :)

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  56. Frostily beautiful - another delight!
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you Alison, for all of your wonderful comments! holiday hugs :)

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  57. stunning! love THE MUSIC NOTES ON THE DEER AND THE LIGHT BLUE FRAME!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, for all of your lovely comments today! holiday hugs :)

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  58. Beautiful card Pamellia. Love every detail! Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It. Meighan DT

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