Sunday, February 1, 2015

Our Creative Corner - February Challenge

Hello Everyone!

It's the first of the month which means it's time to start another fabulous challenge at Our Creative Corner. I would like to thank everyone who joined me last month as I hosted my very first challenge. I was just blown away with the many creative ways you found to use your leftover Christmas bits, it's going to be very difficult to choose winners!

This month our challenge is being hosted by the talented Julia and she has chosen TIC TAC TOE. I will give you the challenge details in a bit, but first, here is my make.


Julia has asked that you choose one line from the grid shown. This can be a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line but you must select the middle square as one of your choices. What you make is your choice but please ensure that the three items you have chosen are clearly visible on your make. Please state in your post which line you have chosen. Inks, stains, sprays etc can be used as necessary on your project.


This month one lucky winner will win a prize from our wonderful sponsor Tando Creative, so let's all head to our craft rooms and get started. I can't wait to see what you come up with!


I HAVE CHOSEN - PAINTS - STAMPS - STENCILS
AS WELL AS - EMBOSSING POWDERS - STAMPS - TWINE


I really wanted to try a bunch of new products and techniques for my wall hanging...some of them worked and some of them, not so much. I will tell you about them all and you can decide.

Believe it or not, these big giant red and silver flowers are completely metallic! As usual, I had no control over my camera, so it's really hard to see how amazing they are. Both styles of these luscious flowers were handmade using Spellbinders Create a Carnation (the small ones too!!). The red ones were coloured with Tim Holtz Festive Berries and Fired Brick and then painted with DecoArt Dazzling Metallics Festive Red paint. The silver ones were coloured with Peacock Feathers, DecoArt Slate Grey Paint and Tim Holtz Brushed Pewter and then highlighted with my silver Krylon pen.





The leaves were cut using a La La lands die and coloured with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Memento Pistachio. The heart was cut from a piece of cardboard using a Go Kreate die and then I used my brand new Tim Holtz Pumice Stone embossing powder to give it texture (one of the prizes that I won from my Haunted House). I sprayed it with Brushed Pewter for added metallic areas.

The flower cameo was made with crafter's clay and a silicone mold. I covered with crackle paint, then I added Worn Lipstick ink and Brushed Pewter paint. The large and small butterfly were also handmade and treated with the same products.


The white flowers were painted with my brand new and very first PaperArtsy product called Metallic Glaze. I really hope you can see the amazing shimmer of that big giant white rose.

I also added some of the Metallic Glaze to the crackle background here and there for some extra glimmer.


HOW DID I DO THAT?

-I started with a layer of DecoArt Cinnamon Brown coloured home made texture paste and then gave it a spackle treatment. I wanted lots of peaks so I could try something NEW. 

- I used a crackle technique with white paint to get this amazing texture.


- I missed a picture here, but for my new technique, I sanded off some of the peaks of the texture paste so spots of the brown showed through in random patterns. I will definitely be using this technique again.

- I stamped the Indigo Blue stamp using Ranger Archival Sepia ink (remind me to but some burgundy ink, because this was not the colour I wanted!).

- I applied some home-made texture paste in pink using a Kaisercraft wheat stencil and then while it was still wet, I sprinkled on some Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet distress glitter.


I had to take a quick shot at this most bizarre angle, so you could see how truly textured the background is. The mountains and valleys of the texture paste are really quite amazing in real life.




I am entering Heart Hanging into the following wonderful challenges:

(new products - metallic glaze and embossing powder / new techniques - metallic flowers and sanded texture paste)


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.


127 comments:

  1. WOW! Just totally fantastic, super, wonderful - can you tell I love it!? Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Love your creation, the textures, tutorial, it’s gorgeous and all the beauties added....thanks for always popping into my blog...♥ aNNie



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  3. Love your wonderfully textured beautiful heart Pamellia, the flowers look amazing, it all looks so beautifully romantic too, a stunning creations!

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  4. A super, super, super lovely hanging, Pamellia. The flowers are amazingly beautiful and look so natural. All is perfect on this masterpiece.
    Have a happy day, hugs xx

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

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  5. Such a beautiful hanging with so many things to admire. The flowers are stunning

    Love Chrissie

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  6. What a wonderfully romantic creation Pamellia, as always you have incorporated lovely texture.

    It's a perfect entry for our flower theme at Allsorts this week, thank so much for joining in.

    B x

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  7. Feminine, creative and full of wonderful techniques and details Pamellia! I adore the crackle and those flowers are stunning! I have tried creating this kind of look but it doesn't happen - you have done with ease and such success! Thank you so much for making this amazing piece for my challenge.
    Julia xx

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    1. What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much Julia! It was a fun challenge, very creative and I enjoyed it much! hugs :)

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  8. This is stunning Pamellia. I love your design full of wonderful textures and gorgeous detailing. Your flowers look amazing and the colours are so beautiful too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Ooo ooo ooooohhh, slight dribble at those carnation flowers, yikes I want that die - the list is ever growing. I love your wall hanging Pamellia, I love that every detail has been perfectly crafted. The colours are just dreamy too...
    Big hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Thanks so much Georgie...if only you knew how far these colours are from what I intended them to be! Hilarious!! hugs and smiles :)

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    2. Just seen this over at Crafty Gals Corner... thanks for adding it to our challenge this week. xxx

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    3. Actually, I should thank you because you turned me on to it! Thanks Georgie! hugs :)

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  10. Totally stunning Pamellia, all the textures are amazing and your flowers are...well I'm speechless, they are so beautiful, hugs Carole Z X

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  11. Hi Pamellia! Wonderful work and beautiful mixed media background! Beautiful heart for someone to celebrate Valentine's Day!!!
    Greetings & hugs :)
    Max

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    1. Thank you so much Max! You are such a dear! hugs :)

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  12. Hi Pamellia, stunning work my friend, so beautiful with all the added textures. Love the flowers.

    Love & Hugs

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

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

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  13. Wow, this is gorgeous, there is so much texture and pretty details. Your flowers are stunning and everything is arranged perfectly. Sally.x.

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  14. Wow, so much texture and details Pamellia. Those flowers are lovely, they look as if they have frost around the edges. Jan x

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    1. Thanks so much Jan! I'm glad the metallic shimmer shows a little bit in the photos. hugs and smiles :)

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  15. Yum yum yum! Love all the textures - thanks for the 'how did i do it bit'! Quick question... have you a trick for stopping crackle paint falling off - I love it at first then slowly bits start dropping off. Tried adding matt medium but if fills the cracks and then doesnt look quite so good! Nikki xx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Nikki! I will email you with the answer to that one. hugs and smiles :)

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  16. OMG Pamellia this is stunning, wow what an amazing project those flowers look awesome well in fact everything does, stupendous creation.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  17. Gorgeous heart, Pamelia!! Lovely texture and layers in the background!!
    You make wonderful projects, I am your new follower :)

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    1. Thanks Shilpa and welcome to My Little Craft Things! big hugs :)

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  18. Wow, another stunning make Pamellia. The textures and beautiful flowers are just awesome .
    Thank you for sharing it with us at The ATP Exchange as well.
    Yvonne xx

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

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  19. Wow, everything about it is beautiful Pamellia, such a great collage of mixed media and those flowers are the stunning centre piece. Absolutely beautiful project.
    Lorraine

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous. Love all the texture and new techniques. The flowers are gorgeous and I can't wait to see them in real life.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  21. Beautiful and shiny! I love the textures and different flowers in a such harmony. Brilliant!

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  22. Oh, this is simple stunning, I adore those gorgeous flowers, metallic, amazing. Another winner Pamellia.

    Dionne xx

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  23. This looks such a tactile piece, I just want to reach out and touch it. Your flowers are truly stunning and I love the touches of shimmer and the textural backdrop too. Gorgeous piece. Tracy x

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  24. Pamellia you always amaze me with all the great techniques you use in your projects. What a great inspiration you are to me and others. Such a wonderful piece for your craftroom. xxx Laurie

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  25. What a lovely heart wich such beautiful flowers, gorgeous!! Hugs, Kerstin

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  26. WOW Pamellia! So many gorgeous details on this work of art!!! Love the colors, textures and all the embellishments!!! Just fantastic!!! My favorite is that clay flower cameo! Gorgeous work my friend, hugs:)

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    1. Thanks Samra! Have a wonderful week my friend! hugs :)

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  27. This is absolutely gorgeous Pamellia, I am never disappointed when I visit your wonderful blog. Such a beautiful wall hanging, the details are amazing as always and your flowers are fabulous.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. How sweet!! Thanks so much Pauline! big hugs :)

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  28. Beautiful heart Pamelia, love the textures, colours, the flowers are so pretty, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  29. Not only amazing in real life, but on the screen too, - just so amazing, I just drool, then read how you do everything and I am aghast! (really) you make it sound so easy, but how you think to put this all together - well!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Faith! happy monday! hugs :)

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  30. This is soooo beautiful Pamellia. xx

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  31. Hi Pamellia
    Gorgeous, gorgeous and thrice gorgeous! Spookily, I was working with my SB Carnation Creation dies yesterday but yours look better lol! This is a truly beautiful project.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Ang x

    PS. . . . . Bet my card didn't take as long as one of your beauties and "top shelf" obviously means something different in Canada lol! x

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    1. HAHA, thanks Ang. 'Top Shelf' is a term that originated in the bartending industry, it means the best of the best. Up on the top shelf is where the most expensive alcohol was stored. What does it mean to you?

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  32. This is a stunning creation Pamellia, I love it, the flowers are so beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

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  33. Gorgeous creation Pamellia. Hugs ;-) x

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  34. Oh my word you amaze me each time i cal -I have some mdf hearts and can't wait for my stuff to arrive lol you make it look so easy peasy but I will be stalking erm scouring your tutorial for tips lol I do not know where you inspiration comes from but could you please send me just a little and how is the book coming along???
    Carol xx

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    1. haha, you are such a sweetheart Carol, thank you so much!! big hugs :)

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  35. Wow! You just keep outdoing yourself Pamellia - what wonderful texture and gorgeous blooms!

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  36. Wonderful project- wowza- loving the flowers- sooo awesome- and love the texture and the crackle paint. Just beautiful!

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  37. Fantastic project.The texture is awesome and I always love what you do with your flowers and the crackle effect on your clay pieces.Thanks for taking the time to do a step by step process and yes I can see the metallic effect on one of the red flowers.:-)

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    1. Thanks Pallavi! I hope all is well with you! hugs :)

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  38. Wow,I'm constantly stunned by how brilliant and inventive you are Pamellia! This is soooooooooo beautiful it's breathtaking....how do you keep doing it?!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  39. I just knew when it came to Valentine hearts you would make something splendid and I was right ... This is beautiful!!

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Ros! I do like the romantic side of crafting! hugs :)

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  40. Pamellia, this may be too much information but I am slobbering all over myself! Your texture on this is simply over the top, and I'm so glad you shared that bizarre camera angle to get the true depth of it--which just adds to your list of talents! Your flowers are gorgeous, and in some weird way, even though they are metallic, look so realistic--how do you do that? As for the pumice stone embossing powder as a prize for your Haunted House, I'm disappointed--you really deserved something more metallic, like a GOLD MEDAL!!!!

    I happen to think the sepia ink looks good on this, but I understand when one color just doesn't hit you like you thought it would. Burgundy would be nice, but the sepia is so unexpected, and makes the background even more special.

    This really is a treasure (again!), and I'm so happy you share your talents with us! I know I've said this before, but it is always like a breath of fresh spring air visiting your your crafty place. (By the way, it looks like I may be able to enter my weekend project, which are hearts, too, for OCC challenge, but I will be hanging my head in shame, as they will pale in comparison!) Big hugs, my amazing friend!

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    1. Hold on...let me grab you a tissue! HAHA! Thanks so much Sara! I never had the need for burgundy ink before, now yesterday I was working on another project and I wished that I had burgundy! Gonna have to pick some up I guess. Thanks again Sara, you really made my day! hugs :)

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  41. Pamellia, my unbelievably talented friend, this is one of my very favorite projects from you! :o) What a GORGEOUS wall hanging. The background leaves me speechless and your flowers continue to amaze me. The way you create flowers is unlike any other, honestly. I imagine the metallic makes it all the more spectacular in person. I love the large and small clusters, the exquisite butterfly, the sweet detailing throughout... everything makes my heart sing. I cannot thank you enough for the inspiration you always provide! What a treasure you are. Have a beautiful day, my dear friend!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! Yeah, the metallic shimmer on the red flowers was just impossible to capture with the camera...I find that happens a lot! Silly camera! haha! hugs :)

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  42. There's so much texture here I could just stare all day at the loveliness. But, alas, I have to go do other things. Instead, I will take the time to tell you how GORGEOUS that crackled butterfly is and how amazingly rad those metallic flowers are. Gee whiz I love this site - and thanks for the texture past recipe. I will definitely be giving it a try.

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    1. Aahhh, you are so sweet! Thank you very much Becca! big hugs :)

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  43. Wonderful creation, so gorgeous and unique, adore the flowers, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

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  44. What a delicious textured background, and only you could make gorgeous carnations that I like......(one of the few flowers that usually do nothing for me,) but WOW love these! Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange! Hugs Ruth xx

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    1. Thanks Ruth! I'm not huge on carnations either, but I feel the need to switch it up sometimes, lol. hugs :)

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  45. Beautiful project Pamellia! Love all the texture and beautiful blossoms! The crackled butterfly looks amazing! Such a work of art! Hope you have a great week!

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  46. Gorgeous, Gorgeous wall hanging, Pamellia!! Stunning move with Paints-Stamps-Stencils!! And did you even throw die cuts in there too with those AWESOME carnations?! Love those flowers!! Just Fabulous!! XOXO-Shari

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  47. This is beautiful! WOW!! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    -Samantha
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

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  48. Gorgeous project Pamellia. Those flowers are to die for and the texturing is superb. You are so gifted. Also thanks for stopping my blog as well.

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  49. Cor!! This is gorgeous! Love the marriage of those textures! Those flowers really are impressive and I love your colour choices! Hugs, Chrisx

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  50. WOW stunning wall hanging Pamellia! I love all of the shimmer and crackle effect! So beautiful and elegant!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  51. Stunning heart hanging, beautiful cracles and paint effects. Lovely flowers and colours.
    Thank you Pamellia for sharing this over at Allsorts;-))m

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  52. I must echo the sentiments of so many and say how stunning this hanging is Pamellia! fabulous texture beautiful flowers, totally lovely ! thank you for joining us at the ATP Exchange Toni x

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  53. Back again Pamellia with my ATP Exchange hat on! Still loving this beautiful piece and those flowers get better each time I see them!! Thanks so much for joining my challenge at ATP Exchange. Hugs, Juliaxx

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  54. STUNNING Pamellia, loving the texture paste and a fab tutorial :-) xxx

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  55. Oh my this is absolutely stunning Thanks for joining in with our flower power challenge over at Polkadoodles http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/week-5-flower-power-polkadoodles-craft.html

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  56. Stunning - fabulous attention to detail and beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us for our Flower Power Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  57. Brilliant playing of the Tic Tac Toe board - I love the textures in the background and those flowers are real showstoppers.
    Alison xx

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  58. I have that Carnation die...but my flowers don't look like this...oh..no...they don't. These are so real....and so gorgeous...and I could wax on and on about the incredible details, but I have run out of adjectives and superlatives and all I can say is wow....

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    1. Wow Kathy, what a wonderful and sweet comment! Thank you so much, big hugs :)

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  59. Beautiful! I love the texture and gorgeous flowers! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too!

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  60. Oh my gosh, that is so lovely! Beautiful soft palette and all those amazing layers and textures. Love it!

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  61. Wow, the detail in this is just stunning! Thank you for joining in with our Flower Power challenge over at the Polka Doodles blog. Mel x

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