Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Frilly and Funkie - Winter Blooms

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another fun challenge over at Frilly and Funkie! Thank you so much to everyone who played along with me for the Valen-Twine challenge! I was just drooling over all of the romantic, shabby and vintage projects that you made! You made it really difficult to pick a favourite!

This time Sue is our lovely hostess and she has chosen the theme WINTER BLOOMS. Even though it's the middle of winter, she would like you to take this opportunity to create our own flowers! So, whether you make roses or paper daisies, let's see lots of handmade flowers on your project! Here is my make.


Since it is still winter time where I am, I thought I would do something a little different with my flowers. Something a little darker in colour and deeper in dimension. All three flowers are made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I used the script stamp from the Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set to add a design to the petals. I used Ranger Archival Potting Soil and Cobalt for the neutral petals and Ranger Adirondack Snow Cap for the blue petals.



The leaf flourishes were cut using Tim Holtz Garden Greens. I dabbed all of the leaves with some Picket Fence distress paint so I would have some areas to stamp on. The beautiful doily die is from Prima. The button and blue pins are from my stash.


For the background, I stamped a Hessian design from Kaisercraft onto kraft paper and then used some White Gesso to cover some of the areas. I tinted some home-made texture paste using Wendy Vecchi inks, a mix of Forget-me-Not and Sky Blue re-inkers and then applied it through the Tim Holtz Gothic stencil.

The beautiful flower corner piece is from Linda's shop, The Funkie Junkie. It's bronze, so I used a little Adirondack Alcohol ink Snow Cap to shabby it up a bit and make it look antique.


In keeping with my New Years resolution, I pulled out a never-before-used Spellbinders die from the Noble Rectangles set to make the base for my butterflies. I stamped the script stamp with Brushed Corduroy, then edged it with Gathered Twigs. I flicked a bit of water and a bit of Picket Fence with the end of my brush.

I stamped the butterflies once directly on the base using Cobalt and then again on scrap paper and fussy cut them out. I did a bit of highlighting with a white pen and then attached with my Tiny Attacher from Tim Holtz.


This gorgeous lace is also from Linda's shop! Isn't it just absolutely luscious!! Did everyone notice my beautiful new watermark?? Designed by Linda herself, I just love it!!


I am entering my Winter Blooms card into the following wonderful challenges:
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All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique



COMMENTING UPDATE:

I would just like everyone to know how much I appreciate everyone who takes the time to visit and leave a comment! Up to now I have always tried to say thank you to everyone, because I wanted to make sure you know how grateful I am. Unfortunately, I mow find that I am having a hard time keeping up with so many wonderful comments, so I am going to have to limit my responses to answering questions.

I hope everyone understands and I hope you realize that I still read and appreciate every single comment...and please feel free to continue to ask your questions. I will always take time out for answers. Thanks again to everyone for your support and I send big hugs out to all of you.


141 comments:

  1. This beauty is very rich in wonderful details. Beauiful creation, Pamellia.
    Wish you a happy day,
    hugs xx

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  2. Love the gorgeous colourway Pamellia. Sweet butterflies, amazing texture and fabulous blooms, as always!! xx

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  3. What a wonderful card, love the colours and the icy feel to it! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie! hugs and smiles to you :)

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  4. Stunningly gorgeous, love the colours and love the butterfly details....beautiful colour.xx

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  5. This is stunning Pamellia. I really love the colours, beautifully detailed flowers and wonderful textures too.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  6. The wonders of winter captured on this piece of beautiful art

    Love Chrissie

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  7. This is beautiful Pamellia, I love the colour combos, one of my favourites!! I am very in love with this card, I can't stop looking at all the beautiful detail.
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Georgie! big hugs :)

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  8. A stunning creation yet again and one that we can only look at in awe - superb design.
    Lorraine

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  9. So many gorgeous things to admire here, Pamellia! Another incredible design! xxx

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  10. Oh wow, again! This is absolutely beautiful Pamellia!!! Jenny x

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  11. Stunning creation Pamellia such a wonderful design, amazing work.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  12. Another beauty - LOVE the colors!! That shade of cobalt blue is so gorgeous here with the vintage brown hues. Your flowers are fantastic and the blue stenciling is such a lovely touch. Wonderful way to work in the lace and the burlap too! Your creations are always amazing! Thanks for giving our visitors such fabulous eye candy!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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

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  13. More beautiful work Pamellia,your flowers are always amazing,they always look so real! The butterflies add a really lovely touch too ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Donna! big warm fuzzy hugs :)

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  14. What a jaw dropping creation!! Love the color combo! Blue is my favorite color :) Stamped flowers are gorgeous and the butterfly section is fantastic!!! Love that stencil background, I am a big fan of damask pattern! Just stunning! I could go on and on so I'll just say BRAVO!!!
    Hugs:) and see you on the dance floor my friend!

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    1. Thanks Samra! I think damask is definitely my favourite too...especially for stencil patterns. big hugs my friend :)

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  15. I think this has to be my absolute favourite of everything you have done - at least today it is but I know that will change. I love, love, love the colour combination and the wonderful combination of elements. The script flowers are stunning and the treatment of the butterflies is so fanciful and fun. GORGEOUS!!
    Hugs!
    Cec

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

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  16. This is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH for this week's challenge.

    DT Pam

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  17. Your amazing & talented! Love your work! Hugs,Tee

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  18. This is just gorgeous!! I love how you did the flowers!

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  19. Grungy and beauty. What a make! Bubbles your cr stove genius knows no bounds! What an awesome project and I am really diggin the darker colors. Love the watermark as well. Hugzzzzz!

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  20. Your colour palette on this is so elegant Pamellia and reminds me of Wedgewood Pottery. Such a beautiful design as always. Thanks for the comments you have left me on my blog and at AVJ, much appreciated.
    Julie x

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  21. Wow, love the nature feeling with the beautiful butterflies, really wonderful! Hugs, Kerstin

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  22. I did notice your watermark, it is beautiful, Linda is a very talented lady too! Your flowers are stunning, I love the darker tones you used for them and the butterflies are divine! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. I agree! It's such an honour to be on her team! Thanks so much Anne, big hugs :)

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  23. Beautiful Pamelia! love all the details that you so perfectly add to your designs, fabulous work!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  24. Absolutely beautiful a definate WOW

    Fiona dT
    TTPH

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  25. This is so beautiful love the color of blue you chose for the flowers and butterflies goes so nicely with the kraft paper. You always have so much detail on your cards it's amazing . Just one ? what's the name of the white twine you use on your cards . Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Marilyn! There are a couple of brands that I use. May Arts Twine String and Prima Marketing Jute String. hugs :)

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  26. Wow! Another stunning creation Pamellia, your flowers are gorgeous and I love the dark blues with the Kraft. Fabulous details and dimension as always - a beautiful make.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Pauline! big hugs :)

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  27. Another stunning project Pamellia, the flowers are gorgeous.
    Yvonne xx

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  28. Pamellia,
    I am so delighted with this card! I love the combo of the neutrals with the blues...I see Michaels is getting on the denim bandwagon, and I just could not resist picking out a few things. This color combo is in my craft line-up (hopefully before the end of the month!). You have given us all plenty of inspiration, with your card full of details and yummy texture! I love the little stick pins, the button and of course, your flowers, so full and shabby! Again, those micro-beads are the best! And your butterflies are just fabulous! This is not a question...but don't you just love that picket fence splatter! I love it on your card here, but I'm getting a little tired of cleaning up after my basting brush! Another great design! And yes, I love the watermark! And I think it just fine you not leave a reply--you are one busy lady! But I for one, will miss "hearing" your sweet remarks. I'll just have to make more stuff so you can leave one of your lovely comments on my blog:):). Big warm hugs!!

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    1. Thank you so much Sara!! I agree about the Picket Fence! I have a big plastic container that I set my card inside whenever I start with the splattering. I t doesn't contain the splashes entirely, but it sure does limit the mess! I line it with paper for easy clean up. By the way, I will always take time to chit chat it up with my dear friend Sara...yep, that's you!! haha! Well, off I go. big hugs until next time :)

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  29. Wow! This is stunning, using one of my favourite colour combos but oh how I wish I had a smidgen of your talent! The composition of this is fabulous! The watermark looks so lovely on your pics! I think you are making a sensible move with your reply comments - always appreciated, but must say i sometimes felt guilty that you would take time to reply to me! (Silly I know! ) Big hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thanks so much Chris! So far I'm not doing so well with the "not commenting" thing...oh well, maybe just take some baby steps for now and shorten my replies! haha! hugs :)

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  30. Wise decision to stop replying Pamellia, not so bad if you are only getting a couple of comments but you my lovely Sparkle Fairy are now mega busy and for that we are all grateful, more of your wonderful inspiration to see!

    BEAUTIFUL as always, great colour palette and so delicate :-) xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Mo! As you may have noticed, my decision to stop replying worked much better on paper...I seem to have a problem!! haha!! big hugs :)

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  31. Wonderful project! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. Dear, clever Pamellia!
    oh to hang out with you and have some of your wonderful vintageness rub off on me!! I SOOO love everything I see you do!!! WOW this one is again sooo stunning!!!! COlours gorgeous! WOW!!!! It's Perfect for our wings challenge! Thanks so much for joining with us again at Perfectly Rustics,
    Smiles Sharnee :)

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

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  33. It's another totally out of this world card Pamellia! I adore the slightly darker colour tones and all the wonderful techniques you have used! The coloured texture paste looks amazing!

    I have always wondered a bit about the fact that you answered each and every comment you receive...I don't think many people would come back to see them anyway. I also am pretty certain that most bloggers know how much we all appreciate the people who take the time to comment on our projects, so I think you made a wise decision! Much better to spend your time crafting and sharing your beautiful work with us!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Astrid! I know it's odd, I just feel the need to say thank you...even if nobody can hear me. As you can tell by the way I am still replying to every comment! Yipes! haha, hugs :)

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  34. Stunning Pamellia, the palette is gorgeous as are all the elements you have included, especially those amazing winter blooms. xxx

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  35. oh wow wow this is gorgeous bless you for playing at That Craft Place this week hugs Cherylxxx

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    1. Thanks for all the wows Cheryl! big hugs :)

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  36. AWESOME ! Interesting , full of texture, images papers and embellishments all combine so well . Thanks for sharing on Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

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  37. Another beautiful work of art from you, Pamellia! I love the combo of the deep cobalt blue with the kraft and cream...a bit shabby and lots of chic! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy! Hope all is well in your crafting corner of the world! hugs :)

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  38. Better late than never! :-)) I too think this is beautiful. You do shabby so well! I like the wee little button with the bird on it tucked in there. And everything else! I completely understand about replying to comments, it must take you forever. You need that time for more crafting or just daily life. I do appreciate that you try to answer questions, I have asked a couple. And the watermark is beautiful, I had noticed it. Hugs back to you.

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    1. Thanks so much Marci, and I will always take time to answer any question so don't hesitate to ask! Thanks for noticing the watermark too, I love it!! hugs :)

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  39. I can't take my eyes of this awesome stunning creation, Pamellia! And the colors - one of my favorite color combination! I love your flowers and butterflies! Love, love, love this!
    Big hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  40. Gorgeous!! I am really loving those colours!!

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  41. Pamellia, your Winter Blooms are out of this world gorgeous! Love all the shabby chic goodness and lovely touches. Makes winter just warm the soul! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you very much Terry, a warm soul is a happy soul!! hugs :)

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  42. WOW this is stunning Pamellia! I love the rich blue colors and all of the details, that lace is gorgeous!!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  43. Hi Pamellia,
    this is so superb as usual.
    Love all the stunning winter blooms, and your very superb design on the amazing creation.
    I just love to see you new projects every time I visit.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. Thank you very much Jenny! big crafty hugs :)

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  44. such an awesome card, Pamellia.
    I love vintage-looking cards :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito
    Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

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  45. I had to use a baby's bib looking at this, I was drooling so much! I love the darker colour and absolutely everything else. Wouldn't have thought about putting elements onto a die cut, love it. Those flowers are just to die for. (see what I did? LOL)
    (I remember I am still on for the die use, haven't done one yet!)

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    1. Thanks so much Faith, your comment totally made me giggle!! And yes, I'm still waaaaaaaaiting...lol hugs :)

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  47. Absolutely stunning, I love your attention to detail and the colours are just a delight. Your flowers are truly stunning and I love the little touches , the background and added pins . Stunning x x x

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    1. Thank you ever so much Tracy! big hugs to you :)

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  48. This is a masterpiece! Everything in this creation is stunning...color, design, flowers,details!
    Thanks for playing at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  49. Love the texture and frilly detail here, and you carried off this darker palette wonderfully! Love your work - always an inspiration. And I still hope you consider tutorials :-) xx Lynn

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    1. Thanks Lynn! I do have some tutorials on my Tutorials page and I'm always working on more. hugs :)

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  50. Absolutely beautiful Pamellia, the details and textures are stunning, hugs Carole Z X

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  51. WOW! Such a cool card you have made....LOVE it!
    Thanks for joining our Challenge.


    Hugs from Linda ( DT at TTPH)

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  52. Thankfully I'd already caught a glimpse of this the other day or I'd be in meltdown! This reminds me of some paper called blue awning from yonks ago but an absolute fave of mine. Wonderful colour palette, cobalt blue inkpad just gone on my wish list. I can't believe the effect you've created on the paper to make such a beautifully coloured bloom and the scrunching of it...perfect. Not sure I dare look at the next post....but there is only one more. Hugs Ruth x

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    1. Wow Ruth, what a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much for this and all the sweet comments you left me today! big hugs to you :)

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  53. Hi Pamellia
    Playing catch up after a busy day yesterday. Thank you so much for your kind comment about my niece.
    Love the wintery tones and your flower has wonderful dimension. Fingers crossed for your challenge entries.
    I did think you would be spreading yourself thinly, my friend, with the kind way you reply to everyone. As Pamellia Fever is now reaching epidemic proportions, you must spend an age doing it.
    Its marvellous that you have graciously done that but time to have some more time for yourself.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Ang! Should I send you some antibiotics? lol, hugs :)

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  54. PS. . . . Pamellia Fever is one of the better things I have caught over the years. I take 2 spoons of distress ink everyday but I think I have it for life lol!

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  55. I love how all the elements come together on this project, it looks amazing. Thanks for joining us for Perfectly Rustics's Wings Challenge. Cathie DT.

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  56. I wish I could make flowers and foliage like you Pamellia! You make them fabulously and then arrange them to drape just so! Fantastic card! I'm not surprised you can't keep up on the comments front - you have been so generous already. Take time for you too! Happy Valentines! Nicola x

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Nicola! Happy Valentines to you too! hugs :)

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  57. Nearly missed this but I'm here now and pleased I am, this is a lovely card. Happy crafting, Angela x

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  58. How totally fabulous its exquisite. Jacqui Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

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  59. Just playing comment catch up here! Another gorgeous project - love your colour pallette on this one and those flowers are sensational. Nikki xx PS glad to see you are still using the never used before dies xxx

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    1. haha, you noticed that, did you? I'm trying anyway. Thanks Nikki, big hugs :)

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  60. These blooms are gorgeous, I love the script and dark blue shades -they look fabulous. Your new watermark is so sweet and very professional looking.

    Dionne xx

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  61. Your Winter Blooms are simply stunning! I LOVE the colours! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  62. A very beautiful card. Amazing flowers, it must have taken you ages to make them. Your colour combination is stunning and the colour of your home made texture paste is gorgeous. The tiny attachers are a great way of adding the fussy cut butterflies, the bird button is lovely and the white paint splatters finish the card perfectly. Sally.x

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  63. What a Gorgeous Card! I love all of the fine details. Thank you for sharing your talent this week at TTCRD and please come and play again next week.

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  64. I love the gorgeous flowers and have just examined every detail of your stunning card -I love the gorgeous rich colours of the butterflies and all the layers and texture-and yes i noticed your new watermark straight away :) love it
    carol x

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  65. Wow, love the vintage look to your creation. So many things to catch your eyes! Thanks for sharing on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #29 - No Red and No Pink.

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  66. Wow, wow, wow! You know how much I love your handmade flowers and these were actually made with a die that I have! Yay! :D I think it's time to get that die out and experiment a little with it. You've definitely inspired me to do so when I have some free time. Thank you for that!
    Your creation is beyond amazing.
    Hugs! xx

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  67. Beautiful Pamellia, gorgeous colour palette and those flowers are to die for!

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  68. Sorry to be so late catching up with your wonderful project. The flowers are just stunning and your colour combination on the whole project just fabulous. I absolutely love it - stunning! Jennie x

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  69. wow you flowers are gorgeous!! thanks for playing along at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!

    kel
    Scraps & photoGRAFFS

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  70. I am in love with this! Beautiful :)

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  71. I am in love with this! Beautiful :)

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  72. This is a work of art, I would not have the patience to put so much work into a card, but it is absolutely stunning. There are so many gorgeous elements on your card, but I particularly like what you have done with the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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  73. Incredible! those colors and those details are simply amazing :)

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  74. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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