Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Frilly and Funkie - Winter Wishes

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another fabulous challenge at the FRILLY AND FUNKIE challenge blog! Thank you so much to everyone who joined in for our last challenge, there were so many gorgeous projects to feast my eyes on!

This challenge is being hosted by the very talented Nancy and she has chosen the theme WINTER WISHES.  She would like you to share what you love most about the season. You can create any type of project, layout, or card that expresses what you love about winter, whether it's sledding down a snowy hill or curling up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa.


What I love most about winter is the gorgeous scenery. In my home town, the mornings are spectacular, with the soft blue sky and the glittery snow sitting on every branch as far as the eye can see! Since our house is basically in the middle of a forest, it's not unusual to see deer prancing through the front yard! It's a breathtaking view from behind the big window in the warmth of the house lol !!


For the blue layer, I painted a piece of white stock with a very pale blue paint and then spritzed it with Picket Fence distress spray. I used a Memory Box stencil and some homemade texture paste to add some rays of light through the sky. I covered the paste with Tim Holtz dry glitter Rock Candy for a gorgeous glimmer.

The brown layer was stamped with a Tim Holtz snowflake from the Winter Sketchbook stamp set and distress ink Walnut Stain.



The trees were cut using Tim Holtz On the Edge die Treeline and covered with home-made iridescent glitter paste. One layer was coloured using Tim Holtz distress spray Iced Spruce, the white layer was coated with Rock Candy distress glitter.


The reindeer was cut with Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight die and coated with Picket Fence Crackle Paint. I used Walnut Stain distress ink to accent the cracks and blend onto the edges.

The sentiment was stamped with Archival ink Potting Soil and a Joy Crafts stamp. I accented it with Iced Spruce distress ink.



The Tim Holtz On the Edge Distressed Doily die cut was stamped with the Tim Holtz script stamp from the Papillon stamp set using my Walnut Stain ink pad and edged with my Walnut Stain and blending tool.


The seam binding was coloured with Iced Spruce and Bundled Sage. I layered it over a trimmed piece of burlap ribbon and attached it with my BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher!!


I am entering the following wonderful challenges:



All of the following products that I used can be purchased at THE FUNKIE JUNKIE BOUTIQUE --


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.


134 comments:

  1. Another beautiful card, love all the details, just beautiful. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. What a stunner again Pamellia, love all the layers and gorgeous subtle sparkle! The crackled deer looks so wonderful too!

    The description of your home sounds so wonderful, - can I come visit??? Seriously, this is yet another wonderful project, love it!!

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    1. HAHA, thanks Astrid!! You know why I watch from the window, cuz it's pretty but I don't want to be outside in it!! HAHA!!! hugs :)

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  3. Beautiful as allways. Love those composition.

    Marjeta

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  4. Another truly stunning creation Pamellia. Your design is amazing, I love the layers, textures, colours and beautiful sparkle. The view from you window sounds magical and you have certainly captured it here.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much Sue! It's definitely scenic, the snow is always white, not like in the city! ick! hugs and smiles :)

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  5. Oh my Pamellia, you really have risen to the challenge here, I can feel the cold and frosty day, another absolute stunner, thank you for sharing.

    B x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Brenda!! big hugs to you :)

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  6. Morning Pamellia,

    Oh such a stunning design , I love winter scenes and reindeer so this is fabulous. Love all your techniques but I think I have mentioned this before lol! I think I will have to invest in the picket fence crackle paint as it looks lush and really adds that something extra.
    Lucky you to have deer outside your window, I could sit and watch them for hours.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Jacquie! There are bunnies, foxes and the odd bear too!! No fun with bears though! haha! hugs and smiles :)

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  7. Stunning card with so many wonderful layers and textures to show off the images

    Love Chrissie

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  8. I can positively hear the crunch of the fallen snow beneath my feet looking at this beautiful scene Pamellia. So much detail to absorb from the glitter and crackle textures and that incredibly soft colouring. LOVE it! Jenny x

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    1. Best description ever!! Thanks Jenny, I was right there with you as I read that!! Do you write novels on the side??ha!! hugs and smiles :)

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  9. Wow! Absolutely stunning! I love all those layers, just gorgeous, and the subtle colours are just perfect too. love this! x

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  10. Your wintery card is most wonderful! One of my favourite colour combos in fact! Stunning work once again! Xx

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! I admit, I'm partial to Iced Spruce too, it's just such a great winter colour! hugs and smiles :)

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  11. Lovely wintry card. Love the fabulous textures you've made, Pamellia. It's amaising how you create white texture.
    Hugs and wintry greetings:)

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    1. Thanks so much Sirkkis! I'm a touchy feely person so I guess I like my work to be touchable! ha! big hugs :)

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  12. A joy to behold. Such beautiful, subtle colors and definitely captures winter. Wonderful design, too.

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    1. Thanks Marci, I so appreciate that!! big hugs to you :)

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    1. Thank you very much Annie! hugs and smiles :)

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  14. A really stunning card, filled with beautiful textures and gorgeous details and certainly portrays the frosty scene you mentioned in your post.
    Lorraine

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  15. Really beautiful card. I like the colors you used, so soft and wintery.

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  16. Gorgeous winter wonderland. All your creations Pamellia just make me want to step right into them they look soooo inviting ;))

    Big wintery hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Donna! big bear hugs comin' at ya :)

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  17. WOW Pamellia! What a gorgeous winter scenery this is!! Love all the textures and that shabby bow! The reindeer is done so beautifully with all the stain and crackle paint! I need to find that funky doily die cut! If I ever find any time I shall try to join the challenge. Thank you for the daily dose of beauty my friend! Hugs from Vegas :)

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    1. Thank you so much my dear friend! I hope you are having a good week...it's almost the weekend...hold on!! Then we can play together, sort of! haha! See you on the dance floor :)

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  18. What an elegantly beautiful, shabby chic card. This is just STUNNING! Love the sparkle and the stencil!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  19. Gorgeous card Pamellia. Hugs ;-)
    Veerle

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  20. It must be beautiful where you live having deer prancing around ... I can see by this beautiful card how inspired your are by your surroundings ... How lovely that you have the talent to capture it forever in your amazing work ... Have a lovely week ... hugs to you

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    1. How sweet! Thank you so much Ros! It's my happy place, so it's easy to be inspired! hugs and smiles :)

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  21. What a beautiful scene you have created Pamellia! Every piece has a technique - must have taken quite a few hours to put this together but the results were worth it! We have deer in our backyard as well and I love watching them.

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    1. Thanks so much Sharon! Aren't deer such beautiful creatures! I could just watch them for hours..actually, I have watched them for hours before! ha!! hugs and smiles :)

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  22. Love this winter wonderland card and how you've distressed the deer... and the sparkle on the trees... and the stencilled background... I could just keep going :) it's full of gorgeousness xx

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    1. Thank you so much Georgie, how sweet!! big hugs to you :)

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  23. Gorgeous project Pamellia! Love the stunning winter wonderland scene that you created! The shimmery detail looks amazing!

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  24. Stunning card Pamellia, love the trees nestled behind the reindeer and the texture the crackle adds to your design. The background is gorgeous and I love the added glitter and shimmer. The little Winter Wishes label is lovely. Gorgeous design as always. Tracy x x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Tracy! So sweet! hugs :)

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  25. You had me at homemade texture paste and capped it with homemade iridescent glitter paste! What! I need to make some. This piece makes me feel like I am looking out a window at some wonderful winter scenery. Amazing job lady! Hugs! ~Niki

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    1. HAHA! Niki, you are hilarious! Anyone who can turn a movie quote into a crafting comment is someone I need to get to know better!! Thanks so much for the kind words and the giggles! hugs and smiles :)

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  26. Your photography skills are awesome Pamellia, you manage to capture the perfect sparkle and glimmer on your cards which transports us to a crunchy winter scene on the way home for a warm milky coffee... Glorious as always my Little Sparkle Fairy :-) xxx

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    1. I suddenly want a warm milky coffee, I wonder why? HAHA! Thanks for the props on the photos but honestly I give all the credit to my hubby's camera. It's worth about a bajillion dollars and I have no idea what 99% of the buttons do...I just flip the card around and hit the one button that I know how to work! HA!! Technology, isn't it grand! big hugs my friend :)

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  27. Hi Pamellia! Wow, this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your homemade texture paste and all that wonderful sparkle!!! Marvelous my friend! Thank you for sharing this beauty and for painting such a lovely vision of what your life is like there in the snow-covered winter forest you call home...sounds like a little piece of heaven! :) Hugs and have a great day!!!

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Linsey! It's one of those 'great places to visit but wouldn't wanna live there' type of places. Gorgeous as all get out, but you can't buy a stick of gum anywhere after 6m! There's always a catch, isn't there! ha! big hugs :)

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  28. The scene you told us about outside your home sounds beautiful Pamelia, just as this creation is beautiful, I love the little scene you have created on it, fantastic
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Thank you so much Jacee! hugs and smiles :)

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  29. Love your winter wonderland......it's magical! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  30. Your view from the window sounds as lucious as this card, I LOVE visiting to drool! not just to drool but to sigh and wonder and your inventiveness

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    1. Thanks ever so much Faith, you are always so sweet with your comments! hugs and smiles :)

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  31. Stunning & gorgeous Pamellia!! I think Edna in her parka would fit right in on your card :D
    Thanks for coming back to join the snarky sisterhood for our "W is for WOW it's cold" challenge!!
    ***~***~donna~***~***

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    1. HAHA, too funny! Thanks so much Donna! It's always such a pleasure when I can join in with the Sisters! hugs and smiles :)

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  32. Well I'd be quite happy to see Christmas cards all the time on your blog, you do such fabulous work, another stunner, thanks for joining us at ATP exchange! Ruth xx

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    1. Thanks so much Ruth! Gotta get that stock pile done! ha! hugs and smiles :)

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  33. Another truly stunning project Pamellia, such a wonderful design - the layers, textures and beautiful sparkle make your card a wonderful example of what winter should look like. It sounds like you have fabulous view from your window.
    Pauline
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    1. Thanks so much Pauline! It is a beautiful view and I wish I got the chance to enjoy it more often, but life keeps getting in the way of my laziness!! ha! hugs :)

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  34. Another stunning creation, love the fabulous textures. Thank you for sharing with us at ATP Exchange as well.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Yvonne! hugs and smiles :)

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  35. A beautiful card, I love everything about it. Your colours are stunning and the soft sparkle of the glitters create a real frosty feel. As usual your texture paste is fabulous and again your gorgeous bow is a work of art in itself. Sally.x.

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Sally! You always say the sweetest things! big hugs to you :)

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  36. Oh what a gorgeous winter scene Pamellia! I love the glittery trees and that stunning reindeer... the crackle looks awesome! Such a beautiful card!!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks ever so much Tammy!! I do love that reindeer die, as you can tell! lol. hugs :)

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  37. LoVe that snowy look! The crunch of frosty snow when you walk on it is one of my favourite sounds! Your deer must be enjoying the same thing!! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thanks Chris! You must be a country gal too! You don't get that crunch in the city, it's all slushy and brown! ick! hugs and smiles :)

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  38. This is gorgeous - I love all the sparkly snowy details! Thanks for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

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  39. SO very beautiful, Pamellia! Fabulous shabby layering...and I love that background with the Brilliant (?) stencil!

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    1. Wow, you really know your stuff Kathy! Indeed it is the Brilliant stencil! Thanks so much for the wonderful comment! hugs and smiles :)

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  40. Wow, this is stunning. The detail is so beautiful, the way you have represented the light and the sky and all the snow and frost, it is so awesome. I can almost hear the crunch of the snow and the tingle of frost in my nose!

    Dionne xxx

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    1. Tingle of frost, I like that!! Thanks so much Dionne! hugs and smiles :)

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  41. WOW WOW WOW and WOW! This is just breathtakingly gorgeous and oh so sparkly!
    Thank you for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck!

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  42. I just LOVE this snowy creation! I love the ribbon and the burlap and love the deer die and the trees- the embossing paste and the shimmer. Delicious!

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    1. Thank you very much Shelly! hugs and smiles :)

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  43. Beautiful Pamellia! Love the subtle colours and the layering. Sue C x

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  44. This is an amazing creation! So soft and dreamy. Love what you did with the stenciling and the subtle sparkle you added. I really love everything about this. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JUGS!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, what a lovely comment! hugs :)

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  45. Such a frosty beauty. Love how you blend in all your pale colors and beautifully distressed layers. The burlap is a fantastic touch! An exquisite piece of work, Pamellia!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Wow, thanks so much Linda! That's quite a compliment coming from the master of all things crafty!! big hugs and smiles :)

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  46. Gorgeous card. All the words to describe this have been said over and over. it's just plain AWESOME!! thanks for joining us at the sisterhood of snarky stampers for the W is for WOW it's cold.

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  47. so beautiful pamelia.the reindeer is gorgeous and i love your layers and texture and soft icy colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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    1. Thank you so much Coops! hugs and smiles :)

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  48. Looks like I am late to this party, sorry Pamellia! This card is full of gorgeous touches. I bow to you. Thanks for playing at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much!! hugs and smiles :)

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  49. Pamellia, my sweet and precious friend, how I adore this! It truly represents the beauty of winter, doesn't it? Your layers are always flawlessly done and brilliantly designed. I LOVE how you used the stencil for a wintry (and sparkly!) landscape, rather than the typical warm sunrays. The deer is exquisite and I love the layered trees in varying hues and textures. I looked at this for so long last night that I honestly then ran out of time to comment! Ha! Stunning creation! I really hope the glitter I have will work properly for the glitter paste.. there may not be enough octagonal shapes in it! Fingers crossed. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you ever so much Karen!! If the glitter isn't thick enough you might just have to add a little extra so it shows up more. Oh boy, I can't wait to see what you make with it!! Big hugs and smiles to you my friend :)

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  50. Gorgeous Pamellia, love it. Angela x

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  51. Hi Pamellia
    Just playing catch up again. Your card is delicate but wonderfully atmospheric. That, with your lovely description of the view from your window back home, paints a fab picture.
    If we are "lucky", we see the neighbours cat leaping across the garden, shortly before a blast from the hosepipe after its left a little something in my flower bed! Other than that, its just birdies, squirrels and foxes round here.
    Keep warm and well.
    Ang x

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    1. Thanks Ang! Our city view is pretty good too actually, 11 floors up, overlooking protects park lands, so the tops of trees is about all we can see. I think a cat leaping wouldn't fare too well up here! ha! big hugs :)

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  52. Absolutely stunning Pamellia!
    Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & I hope you will join us again next time :o)
    Hugs
    Tracey
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  53. What a beautiful card. Love the soft colours and all the texture

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  54. Ok, my jaw is once again sitting in my lap. This. Is. STUNNING!!! OMG! Look at all the layers, and textures! Your winter scene is just incredible! WOW! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, and also at Just Us Girls!

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    1. Thank you so much Chris!! hugs and smiles :)

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  55. Such a beautiful winter scene - the soft colours are so gorgeous and your deer is lovely!
    Rebecca.
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  56. Such a lovely card, Pameliia! Love the deer and all the beautiful embellishments! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  57. Wow, Pameliia!! This card is just STUNNING! I can't even point out single things I love on this card - I love all of it! Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week

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    1. Thank you kindly Lori! hugs and smiles :)

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  58. I know you've heard this before, so I'll be brief. WOW! WOW! WOW!

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  59. This is breathtaking! I love all the texture and softness. I can feel the cold of a winter morning just looking at it.

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  60. Stunning card, so many beautiful details. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  61. sublime Pamellia, c'est une merveille de poésie, biz

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  62. The Rock Candy Glitter on the Rays is just one of the strokes of genius on this beautifully frosty shabby chic card. A knockout!
    Alison xx

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  63. Love all the Tim, Great job on your card. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

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  64. Pure winter gorgeousness. So elegant and beauiful. I LOVE it! I've been having my eyes on that Memory box die in a while and now I'm even more determined to get it. I know that my bank account won't approve this decision, but I'm already used to having "fights" with it. lol
    Super duper amazing creation!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Thanks so much Maja! It's a great stencil, although very delicate and fragile. Makes great sun rays! big hugs my friend :)

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