Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snowflake Wreath of JOY

Hello Everyone!

It's a lazy Sunday today and my big plans are to do some Christmas gift wrapping...I know, hard life right! I prefer to leave the heavy lifting for weekdays, that way I have an excuse to laze around come the weekend.

I thought I would share another Christmas card with you. This one is also on it's way overseas as we speak


I used some of my wonderful new Tim Holtz products to put this card together. The background was coloured with my new Tim Holtz ink sprays Bundled Sage and Pumice Stone as well as some blended ink from the pads. I stamped one of my new Tim Holtz Distress Damask stamps using Ranger Archival ink Watering Can, then splattered some DecoArt White acrylic paint. The corner stamp is from Kaisercraft.


The wreath was cut from Memory Box Frostyville Wreath and coloured with my new Tim Holtz ink spray Shabby Shutters. The holly leaves are from Prickley Pear and the snowflake is Simon Says Stamp.


This wonderful snowy scene with the bird was made from several stamps which I just put together using the masking technique. The bird is from Kaisercraft Porcelain Rose, the branches are from Kaisercraft 13th Hour and the North Pole sign is from TJ Designs. They were stamped using Ranger Archival ink Potting Soil. I coloured the bird with Tim Holtz distress marker Shabby Shutters and then added some snow using my DecoArt Snow Writer.



I got the wooden JOY embellishment from Michaels. I painted it with Picket Fence crackle paint and then antiqued it with Gathered Twigs distress stain. I added some snow using my DecoArt Snow Writer and then sprinkled it with Sparkly Fluff. It's hard to tell in the picture, but all of the snow is actually really soft and fluffy. Excellent for touching!!


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.


116 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, techniques, design and loving the gorgeous colour combos here. I love coming here to your blog Pamellia, but oh how I wish I had your talent...it's gorgeous work...always.x
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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Annie! You are so sweet and isn't it funny, I feel the same way about your amazing colouring abilities and your fancy layouts and folds! You are very talented!! holiday hugs :)

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  2. WOW WOW WOW! Pamellia, what a stunning card! The background you created for this gem is absolutely breathtaking! Love those corners! The JOY sign is embellished to perfection, like you ever do it any other way! Love that tiny wreath charm, soooo cute! This card with sure bring lots of smiles and warmth where ever it arrives! Absolutely gorgeous creation once again! BRAVO! Have fun wrapping those presents :) My plan is to make couple of cards for some challenges, and then cook, that's pretty much it! Have a wonderful day! Big hugs :) Samra

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    1. Thank you so much Samra! Now that I have had my dose of sunshine from you, I can start my fun day of wrapping! I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of whatever it is you might be cooking...send me some please, I am starving! ha!! See you out on the dance floor my friend! :)

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  3. Master piece, again Pamellia! Your card is hevenly beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with all of your blog friends xxx

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

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  4. Gorgeous! Your masking and stamping in the corner is superb. I love shabby shutters, it is such a pretty green. The overall look of this is like a woodsy winter wonderland!

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    1. Woodsy winter wonderland, I just love that description! Thank you so much Marci, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! holiday hugs :)

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  5. I love visiting your blog and seeing your creations and this is yet another stunning piece. I love your arrangement and the masked stamping in the corner which sets he whole scene. Love the added textural snow too. Absolutely gorgeous. The recipient is very very lucky. Tracy x

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much Tracy, you made my day! holiday hugs :)

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  6. A very special card yet again--I bet the people you send them to keep them forever.

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you Chrissie! big giant holiday hugs to you :)

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  7. Your endless creativity amazes me Pamellia, this is another stunner and the hues of green add a lovely different touch.

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda, I really do love that shade of green! holiday hugs :)

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  8. Oh my... this is another absolute stunner. I love how you used the sprays (aren't they just fabulous) to create the fabulous background and the JOY is just a joy to behold with it's wonderful crackling - I feel a teeny bit envious (shameful I know) of the lucky person who will have the pleasure of seeing this in real life! Hugs, Anne xx

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

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  9. A beautiful card Pamellia, gorgeous background and a fabulous image, it's one lucky person who will receive this.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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    1. Thank you so very much Avril! holiday hugs :)

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  10. Amazingly beautiful, love what you have made! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks ever so much Valerie! holiday hugs :)

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  11. Another stunning creations Pamellia. Your design is so beautiful. I love the delicate colours and amazing textures. This is sure to be treasured.
    hugs Sue xx

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

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  12. I love it. Your masking to create the stamped section in the corner is brilliant, absolutely gorgeous colours once again and your fluffy snow is wonderful. I have added a link for that Gilding Wax to the bottom of my tutorial, along with a picture of the wax. Hope this helps. Sally D.x.

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    1. Oh boy Sally, thank you so much! I am off to have a peek right now! holiday hugs :)

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  13. Stamping and masking go hand in hand Pamellia and you have created a stunning card by using this technique. Absolutely beautiful.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous card Pamellia. Your recipients will be very happy with it.
    Hugs, Veerle ;-)

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  15. Another stunner from you Pamellia what a lovely card love that snow better than the real stuff any day hahaha
    Enjoy your wrapping x

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    1. Thanks Jacki and that's so true isn't it! Snow is pretty to look at but such a pain for every day life! holiday hugs :)

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  16. Another totally stunning card Pamellia, love the layered papers and how you stamped them, stunning with that little bird scene in the corner! Absolutely love the wreath with the crackled word Joy too, so very pretty altogether!

    Have a lovely rest of a Sunday still!!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much Astrid! holiday hugs and best wishes for your trip! :)

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  17. An utterly lovely X-mas make, Pamellia!

    And thank you so much for sharing all the beautiful close ups. I always enjoy looking at these and seeing your "magic" in detail!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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    1. Aahhh, So sweet Claudia, thank you very much! It's nice to have the close ups to look back on later...my memory is horrible! HA! holiday hugs :)

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  18. An another stunning christmas card, love the very romantic vintage feeling! Christmas greetings, Kerstin

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

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  19. Oh how wonderful! Love the stamping on this card! Gorgeous birdie and the crackled 'joy' word is just lovely!! What a stunner! Big hugs, xxx

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    1. Thank you Ingrid, so sweet! holiday hugs :)

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  20. So beautifull shabby chic,beautiful image and love the distressing and embellishments and snow effect-a very wintry looking card love the crackle effect Joy
    carol x

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    1. Thank you very much Carol! holiday hugs to you :)

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  21. Hi Pamellia
    Wow! "Joy" is the right word for this as its a joy to behold. Your eyes just want to take in everything and its a shame we don't have touchy vision.
    Wish I could pull off the vintagey/shabby chic but my efforts would look like an explosion in a Tim Holtz factory lol!
    Enjoy your Sunday. . . . . . . .although, I am intrigued by the heavy lifting you do in the week. Are you really a 7ft hairy builder called Crusher? Lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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    1. Thank you so much Ang! I AM a 7ft hairy builder called Crusher, however did you know?! lol I consider anything but crafting or watching TV to be heavy lifting. I'm fairly spoiled that way! lol hugs to you :)

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  22. A gorgeous card. loved the wonderful layers and details.
    Yvonne x

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  23. Wow Pamellia, another stunning creation..sheer 'joy'! Love all the details, hugs Carole Z X

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    1. Thank you Carole! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! holiday hugs :)

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  24. awesome card Pamellia, love the crackle and the masking xx

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  25. Oh Pamellia,
    I love this... JOY to you too... Love the little bird and all the snow... so very pretty and soft... not that I want snow mind you... but this is wonderful to LOOK at... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Thank you so much my sweet friend! Talk to you later! holiday hugs :)

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  26. Another beauty - love all the details and adore the colour palette! Nxx

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    1. Thanks Nikki! I have been favouring Shabby Shutters of late, my new fav I think! holiday hugs :)

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  27. Beautiful card Pamellia, I like all the layers the bird and the wreath
    Kevin xx

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    1. Thank you so much Kevin! Hope all is well with you! holiday hugs :)

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  28. Another gorgeous card Pamellia, so much lovely detail.
    Your cards are always so perfect and your design skills are so good. I look at your cards and there is nothing I would change or add, the cards are just so well done.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Wow, what a wonderful compliment Angela! Thank you so much for that, you really made my day! holiday hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much Miss Kitty! holiday hugs :)

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  30. Pamellia, What a JOY to see this beautiful card with so many perfectly executed techniques! I love the snow on Joy-looks so real-but I really don't know what real snow looks like anymore, since moving south. The bird is so sweet--a chickadee??? My favorite! You have done such a great job masking--it looks like one stamp! I don't have any of the sprays yet, but you are certainly selling me on them! Now, about this heavy lifting...what???? I'm happy for you to have a lazy Sunday, however just a tad jealous...I've forgotten what they are like! Always enjoy a visit to your blog--it's like a breath of fresh air! Hugs!

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    1. What a sweetheart, thank you so much Sara! I sure do love when you visit me here! By heavy lifting, I mean household chores, errands, anything not fun that I wish I could hire someone else to do...I'm just that spoiled! ha! Have a great week my friend and holiday hugs to you! :)

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  31. LOVE all of the layers and the danglin wreath charm in the O is just FANTASTIC!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! Hope life is treating you well! holiday hugs :)

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  32. Fabulous work once again Pamellia, love all the wonderful textures you bring to your creations, someone will have a lovely keep sake to treasure there...
    Almost forgot to say...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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    1. Thank you Janette! holiday hugs to you and yours :)

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  33. Yet another stunner Pamellia, loving all the textures and your snow is a Wow !
    Take Care .
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you very much Elaine! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! holiday hugs :)

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  34. Another fabulous creation, I love how the layers roll off the page at the corners and your amazing crackle effect on the letters.

    Have a good week.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thank you Dionne! you have a great week too! holiday hugs :)

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  35. More utter lushness Pamellia,your cards really should be in an art gallery soon :)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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

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  36. Yet another amazing creation, Pamellia! Incredible! xxx

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  37. How beautiful Pamellia! I love the curled corners, the soft subtle coloring that makes it look like shaded white - that lacey wreath - and the pretty metal wreath hanging from the JOY - I'm sure the receiver will just love this!!

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you so much Julia! holiday hugs :)

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  38. You are an awesome paper crafter! LOVE the layers and texture of this! Just gorgeous!

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    1. How sweet! Thank you so much Anita! holiday hugs :)

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  39. Beautiful!! I always wonder how you get the sides of your paper to look like that!

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    1. Thank you Charlene! I use a paper distresser to make the edges all messy. holiday hugs :)

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  40. STUNNING as always Pamellia, loving the layers and the frosty look, just sensational :-) xxx

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  41. Another STUNNER Pamellia!!! Your creativity is fabulous...your technique portfolio is endless!! Lucky recipient!! The main stamp is beautiful and all your embellishments...PERFECTION!!! You are AMAZING!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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    1. Aahhh, so sweet Beth! Thank you so much, you lift my spirits! holiday hugs :)

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  42. Absolutely gorgeous Pamellia! I love the sweet little bird in the corner and all of your fabulous textures... the snow is amazing!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  43. Stunning as always Pamellia, your snowflake wreath is gorgeous and you have created so many fabulous layers of texture and wonderful details.
    Pauline
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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! I hope you are having a lovely week! holiday hugs :)

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  44. I am so far behind visiting my favourite blogs, so I will start with this post and return soon to give them all the drooling and adoration they deserve! This is so beautiful, you always put the elements together so exquisitely and your attention to detail is phenomenal Pamellia. Love the colours with a hint of green, the lacy wreath and the gorgeous crackled Joy. You seem to be almost ready for Christmas....I am definitely not....Hugs Ruth x

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    1. Aahhh, you are so sweet Ruth! Thank you so much! I hope everything is going well with all of your Christmas preparations! holiday hugs :)

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  45. So beautiful! I absolutely love the gorgeous scene you've created, it looks perfect.
    Rebecca.
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  46. You know, you could have totally fooled me and told me that the birdie and the nrth pole sign etc. was just one stamp. You masked everything so perfectly that I would have NEVER guessed you used so many different stamps to create that scene. Well done you! :)
    I sure looks like you had lots of fun with your new TH products. :D And I just added some new things on my "must buy" list. Just so you know ... When I empy my bank account, I'll blame you. lol
    Absolutely stunning card!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. HAHA, I know how you feel, my wish-list is longer than Charles Manson's rap sheet!! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment and for the giggles, you made my day! holiday hugs my dear friend! :)

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  47. Pamellia, have I told you lately how much I treasure your crafty gift?! It's one thing to have talent, but when you have a stunning heart that envisions the most divine creations, that is when magic occurs. :o) This card is pure wintry, festive elegance! The background you stamped is incredible! You masked it to complete perfection to make the loveliest birdie scene. The colored wreath is so beautifully done.. as is that entire cluster. The Joy is crackled brilliance and I am over-the-moon in love with your teeny tiny charm! My friend, I always cherish your creations and the inspiration that abounds... but even more so during trying times. I just wanted you to know that you are actually playing a part in helping me through. :o) Thank you for being YOU!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen, you are such a sweetheart! Thank you so much for your kindness and please know that my thoughts and wishes are with you and your family during this difficult time! holiday hugs to you all! :)

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  48. I can't believe my comment isn't here, I know I added one. Oh! well Blogger acting up again.

    This is another amazing and beautiful card, I've told you before, I just sigh when seeing your work.

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    1. Blogger is a bit moody, must be a girl! ha! Thanks so much Faith! holiday hugs :)

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  49. Pamellia! This is breathtaking! You make it sound so easy....I splashed this and spritzed that...but this is pure artistry, girlfriend! I love the little bird stamped in the corner. I get weak in the knees over the incredibly painted and antiqued "joy" sentiment...and you added frosty snow, too. Oh, this is sublime....the colors, the texture, the softness..the distressing. I'm always inspired when I visit. Thank you!

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    1. Wow Kathy, you really know how to make a girl blush! Thank you so much for your kind words, I so appreciate that! big hugs :)

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  50. Another very lucky person! This is a stunning card-love the little bird and there's all the other fabulous details to take in! Joy indeed! Hugs, Chrisx

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  51. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  52. Yet another beauty!! So fab! Nicola x

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    1. So sweet, thank you Nicola! holiday hugs :)

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  53. A lovely vintage card! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  54. Beautiful vintage. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 59 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  55. Another delight - I love those distressed paper layers - so pretty.
    Alison xx

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  56. this is a wonderful Christmas card with so much detail , thx for joining us at Chocolate Coffee and Cards - DT Crystal

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  57. Oh, this is so gorgeous I can not stop looking!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT
    http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Rachelle! Hope you enjoyed your holiday! big hugs :)

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