Sunday, November 15, 2015

Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends

Hello Everyone!

Another exciting day for me here in blog land. I am happy and thrilled to be one of the designers for Loll and Friends this year for her Twelve Tags of Christmas Event.  Today is day 12, so time is short now, but you can still get your mixed media tag in!! A huge thank you to Loll for inviting me to be a part of this amazing event, it's a complete honour!

I decided to use a few of my DecoArt products to create this wintery wonderland tag, hope you enjoy.




For the back layer, I used some DecoArt Black Gesso and painted around the edges. The top layer was painted with Americana Acrylics Winter BlueBaby Blue and then a touch of Slate Grey

I applied my pattern with a stencil and some DecoArt Media - Modeling Paste. After the paste was dry, I dry brushed on a little Americana Zinc and Snow (Titanium) White paints and then I splashed on a little bit of DecoArt Media Misters - Carbon Black.

For the snow, I used my DecoArt Snow Writer and then coated everything with DecoArt Glamour Dust Sprinkle-On Glitter - Crystal. This stuff is so shimmery, it makes everything look like Christmas!





UPDATE:
My tag won an award in the following wonderful challenge:




It was just gorgeous here today for my walk. There were so many birds on the lake and I even discovered some mushrooms and berries that I should really learn the names of! haha!








Scully couldn't decide what she should chase first...the birds, the squirrels or the kids that were playing on the dock! I was praying she didn't decide on the birds, since they were in the water! haha!


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.


92 comments:

  1. Ohhhh Scully should definitely go after the squirrels and the leaves, and the birds, and the wind, and the everything! Lol. Congrats on your spot with Loll. This is a shimmery sparkley design and so amazeballs! I bet you fart glitter sometimes after using these products Bubbles. Lol! Are the flowers Christmas picks? Gorgeous!!!! And some more gorgeous! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

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    1. Hey Doc. The medium flowers with the gemstone centers were pulled off of an old wedding centrepiece that I picked up at a thrift shop. Gorgeous aren't they!! hugs :)

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  2. What a luscious tag, Pamellia! Absolutely love those wonderful blues with the white, and all the shimmer!! Thanks for all the description.....I just got a Snow Writer, and haven't quite figured out what to use it for yet - so thanks for some fabulous inspiration! xxx Lynn

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  3. Your tag is STUNNING, Pamellia! I LOVE your layered elements ... so beautiful. And thanks for sharing your step by step ... I always learn to much from you. My next thing on my to-do list is to find a local supplier of DecoArt products!! :) Thanks so much for being a Guest Designer for my Twelve Tags of Christmas event.

    What a gorgeous place you've moved to ... how wonderful to be able to walk around the area each day and soak in the beauty. xx

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  4. Beautiful tag Pamellia, the blue and white is so pretty, love the shimmer too, Cathy x

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  5. Wonderful, fabulous tag Pamellia! with a sense of fluffy snow)
    Thanks for the photo, it is very interesting to see you in the fall ...

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  6. Stunning tag, my dear friend! It is so wonderful and wintery! Bring on Christmas! :) big hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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  7. This puts me in mind of that beautiful movie, Frozen! So wintery and shimmery! Gorgeous!

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  8. What a yummy tag!! I am so enjoying my visits to your world. Keep the fabulous pictures coming!! xx

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  9. A gorgeous winter tag, love the frosty winter look you created. Love today's photos of your walk.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Stunning tag Pamellia, beautiful colours.. textures ..and shimmer..
    thanks for the photos! amazing place to live.
    Pam x

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  11. LOVING your icy colour scheme for your gorgeous tag. Fab pix too

    Kathyk

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  12. Oh my, is there anything more beautiful for Christmas than blue and white - and you have made the most gorgeous tag, I love the beautiful poinsettias and the sparkle is just stunning!

    Wonderful photos, I hope Scully didn't go for the birds in the end! Hugs, Anne xx

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  13. Absolutely beautiful. Love the black and how it adds the perfect balance. The white poinsettia is so festive to me and the glitter is perfect. Beautiful tag and congrats on your feature!

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  14. A stunning winter wonderland tag Pamellia. The snow effects look so realistic. Congratulations on your guesting. ...it's a new challenge to me I must take a look. Your walk with the birds looks beautiful. ..I'm glad the sun is shining for you there xx

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  15. Your tag for Loll's event is simply magnificent, Pamillia! It is like a wonderful ice sculpture!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. A gorgeous winter tag Pamellia..love the frosty blue and ice...so pretty..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  17. Oh wow, what a stunning tag, Pamellia!! I love the snowy, wintery beauty you created!! The white poinsettias are gorgeous and I love the sparkle!! Absolutely spectacular my friend!! And gorgeous pictures!! What an amazing place to live!! Scully is adorable!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. Beautiful tag, Pamellia! Combines two of my most favorite things--tags + winter!

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  19. This is one of the most elegant tags I have seen! Thank you for describing your process! The colors, the wintery feel, the glitter, superb! Outstanding work!

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  20. Congratulations on being part of the challenge team! Your tag is so beautiful! I love the photos. ...you really must get an identification book for all the lovely things you have around you - I have one for birds and anothergeneral one for plants, insects and animals at the caravan and I am forever looking things up! Hugs, Chrisx

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  21. Beautiful tag, Pamellia! Love the snowy purity against the pretty pale blue background. Thanks for sharing the pretty photos from your new neighborhood! Hugs, de

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  22. Boy, we missed you while you were gone. And your gorgeous work! This tag is stunning. Shabby and elegant.

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  23. Oh, and I have never seen mushrooms like those! So nice to have a scenic place to walk.

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  24. Stunning tag and photos. You mentioned mixed media to me, I finding it hard to make at the moment since dad passed away, it's like I am starting over from cards first BUT you are so inspiring I just might make one today or tomorrow....too nice to be indoors here.x


     { aNNie}

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  25. Beautiful and EXQUISITE - one of the most lovely tags I have EVER seen. Everything is just perfectly GORGEOUS. The black background is just the icing on the cake. And that picture from inside the tunnel (or whatever it's called!!) is soooooooooooooooooo neat to see. In fact all the pics were neat to see. So enjoy seeing your new environment Pamellia and your babies too. j.

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  26. Congratulations on the new team membership.
    Your tag is stunning, very beautiful. Thanks for lovely photos.
    Have a happy day, dear Pamellia ♥

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  27. Fantastic tag and lovely photos, glad you are enjoying your new place, hugs, Valerie

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  28. Such a gorgeous tag, my dear Pamellia! It's full of wintery feel with all those beautiful sparkles and that wonderful frosty effect! Congratulations on your new team membership! Scully had a new haircut :) she is adorable! Great pictures, my dear!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  29. A beautiful tag, Pamellia! The white poinsettia is so elegant on this blue soft background.

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  30. Beautiful, so very elegant and again, you're such a master in snowy-artistic creations! Lovely pictures again, and thanks for all you lovely comments on my blog! Hugs X

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  31. A glorious christmas tag! AMAZING Pamellia -- lovely pics from your new place as well! Thank you for sharing!
    Happy new week to you!
    oxo
    Susi

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  32. Brrrrrrrrr your tag looks so frosty and cold, i just love it !.
    Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

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  33. Stunning tag and more amazing photographs. The light looks just right for taking pictures

    Love Chrissie xx

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  34. Gorgeous tag Pamellia. Hugs, Veerle

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  35. Busch a stunning tag Pamellia the detail is fabulous, beautiful pictures from your walk.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  36. Just beautiful Pamellia, so wintry and Christmassy, - love all the textures and those beautiful flowers of course! Stunning photos too!

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  37. Such a beautiful delicate tag, it looks like is floated down from the sky... beautiful, beautiful tints and the flower looks like its made of frost, so transparent and whisper thin. All finished off with sparkle. LOVE it Pamellia!
    and thanks for visiting dear Pamellia, your generous comments always make me smile! Hugs Ruth xx

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  38. OUTSTANDING! Such a gorgeous tag Pamellia! I do love the twists of nostalgia and romance you give to your creations- so very elegant! xo

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  39. Wow, Pamellia! I'm in love with this wintry tag and allthe shimmer! It's always a treat to see how these works of art come together! I love that Glamour dust, but I'm be durned if I can photograph it! Your's just twinkles! Love it! Another question...I have recently purchased some DecoArt media products, and I've yet to really give them a whirl. I did try myshimmer mister in white the other day, and it came out like Silly String in one big huge stream! Not these sweet little mists as you have with the black--which I just love, by the way. Any suggestions?

    I really enjoy these little walks around the lake; I feel like I'm getting to enjoy them with you. Only one problem...the distance between here and there! My goodness, it is beautiful there! Reminds me of the paths all around Washington, DC, just not full of people like there's are. Doesn't anyone else walk these trails beside you?
    Scully looks as happy as a clam! It won't be long before she has to wear a coat! Big hugs, and ENJOY YOUR DAY! (I'm so jealous!)

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    1. Hi Sara, thanks for your sweet words. I actually dipped a small brush into the bottle and splashed it on the card that way. You're right, the stream comes out very strong and wouldn't work for just a little sprinkle. hugs to you :)

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    2. Thank you for your help! I think I may have a dysfunctional sprayer. Still spraying in gobs, not a mist! So disappointed! But still loving looking at this beautiful tag! Hugs!

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  40. Gorgeous tag Pamellia! Love those poinsettias and textured background! Simply stunning!

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  41. Oh my goodness your tag is simply stunning!! Who needs a gift, this is one on it's own!! Lovely photos too!

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  42. I can imagine receiving a present with this tag on and not wanting to open the present for ages as I would be oh!ing and ah!ing over it for too long. It is truly superb.

    Love your photos, the bridge one is very "arty" love all the ducks and the fauna

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  43. Watching your tag one can really feel the winter wonderland!
    Thanks bunches for visiting my blog and your warm, encouraging words dear Pamellia. Hugs!
    Lula

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  44. Very beautiful tag and clever on how you made it. Love your personal photos and of your lovely dog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tag with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next beautiful project with us again. Nancy Hill, Designer

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  45. Stunning Pamellia! I so love the way you add layers and texture and this is sooo icy good! Brilliant!
    Thanks so much for all the love on my blog, too! :) Amazing pup, too!
    hugs,
    ~kim

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  46. I love your tag, it`s so fabulous and sparkling :)

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  47. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous Pamellia! I love all of the beautiful sparkle!! Fabulous pictures too!
    Big hugs, Tammy

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  48. Beautiful wintery tag love the soft blues and white with all that shimmer . What a beautiful place you have moved to so lucky to have this to wake up to each day .

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  49. Lovely card, beautiful flower, thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

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  50. A beautiful tag Pamellia, lovely soft colour, great texture and such a beautiful floral touch too. So lovely!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog Pamellia, and for trying to alter your font size, but unfortunatly it's stayed the same, I don't understand it really as it only happens with your blog, I'm going to take a look on my PC tomorrow and see if your blog looks the same on that, I always do my commenting on my laptop and it's on this that your text is so small, it never used to be like that and I could understand it if it happened on everybody's blog then I'd know it was my laptops fault but its just on your blog, it's all very strange.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  51. Lovely photos of the ducks and geese on the water - and a beauty of a tag! love the blue - the splatter and wonderful white ribbon and poinsettia - just gorgeous!

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  52. Congratulations on being invited to design for the Twelve Tags of Christmas event Pamellia. Your tag is stunning, such a wonderful wintery design with lots of fabulous details.
    More brilliant photographs, you have some wonderful walks near your new home.
    Pauline
    x

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  53. Stunning tag Pamellia those flowers are breathtaking a truly beautiful creation, your photos are such a pleasure to see keep them coming
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  54. I can feel the cold from here!!! Stunning tag with superb icy colours and textures - it is so very pretty. So pleased for you to have all that wonderful nature on your doorstep. Nicola x

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  55. Absolutely stunning! Pamellia Such gorgeous texture , subtle colour tones and elegant shimmer and your poinsetta is simply exquisite .
    Lovely photos of your walk and please be sure to learn the names of those mushrooms and berries - they aren't all friendly lol xx

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  56. Beautiful tag. Pleased you are enjoying your walks. The mushrooms are interesting but be careful as some of them may be hiding their true nature Lol! but they are great sources of inspiration for your art work.
    Thanks for the visit and happy crafting, Angela xXx

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  57. Oh Pamellia, this is one of the most stunning tags I have ever seen... when I think of me doing mixed media (still a dream!), I envision creations like this. Soft, beautiful, and filled with magic. The background is spectacularly gorgeous and I am beyond in love with every sparkling detail of your creation. Your talent is something to behold! Gorgeous beyond description, my friend. And congratulations on being a part of this event. They are so blessed to have you! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  58. Wonderful photos and such a beautiful project Pamellia! Love all the shimmery embellishments and fantastic texture! Stunning!

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  59. I can never even dream about creating like you do :) you are just so very amazing ! Love this tag :)

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  60. Absolutely breath-taking! Love the frosty look to this beauty, Pamellia!

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  61. Congrats on your DT spot with Loll for the Twelve Tags of Christmas, you have produced a wonderful example of just that - a shimmery, frosty, Christmas Tag full of Christmas magic and wonder - it's beautiful.
    You look as if you and your four legged family are enjoying your new surroundings very much, the scenery looks tranquil and pretty and very good for bringing out your creative juices.
    Take care,
    Lorraine

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  62. So very beautiful and striking, Pamellia! I love the delicacy of this, as if it were made of ice and would break if you picked it up!! Fabulous photos too! xxx

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  63. Hi Pamellia,
    another of your superb creations here.
    Wonderful designing, and super Christmas theme too.
    It all looks very sparkly and stunningly beautiful.
    Cingrats on your new DT placement well deserved may I add.
    Lovely photos of the walk, and lake.
    You are lucky your wonderful little dog didn't take a dip.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  64. I love the wintry, frosty, crystal sparkle to your tag! What a sweet dog you have too! Can you say how you put on the DecoArt glitter? Does it spray on, or do you have to use glue? Also congrats on your new DT spot - well deserved!

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    1. Hi Sharon. Sorry, guess I left out a step there. I actually just brush on some Mod Podge or whatever adhesive I have on hand and then I sprinkle the glitter onto that. Hope this helps. hugs :)

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  65. What a gorgeous tag. Love the blue and all the glittery goodness.

    My husband and I have taken to walking the local UK countryside recently and we love it, especially at this time of year when all the leaves are turning beautiful shades.

    Chris xx

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  66. WOW!!! This is simply stunning. I love the icy colours and all that shimmery glitter. xx

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  67. Oh boy, oh boy, this is gorgeous!!! I'm always scared of using black on my creations, but it works perfectly on your tag, because it makes the top layer stand out beautifully. How awesome!!!! For some reason this tag reminds me on the scene from Frozen (the elegant flourish -sort of - background, that poinsettia) - my imagination is running wild. lol
    The scenery around your new place looks very peaceful and beautiful. Perfect for taking long walks. :)
    Hugs! xx

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  68. A gorgeous tag!! The black makes the icy blue realy stand out and I love all the texture. Beautiful made! Marlies

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  69. Be still my heart! Somebody captured a snowflake and magically transformed it into a tag! This is so filled with wintry goodness, and the icy blues and greys pop against your black gesso background. It's so rich in texture with that beautiful modeling paste and shimmering ribbon. Wow, Pamellia...those flowers are astonishing. Forgive me for gushing, but this is just pure eye candy and I'm enjoying every bite! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon, Tag, You're It! Challenge.

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  70. A gorgeous shimmery tag Pamellia, love the frosty colour with the white poinsettia
    Avril xx.

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  71. Very gorgeous. Love the poinsettias and shimmering ribbon. Thanks you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next beautiful project or card with us in our next challenge. Nancy Hill, Designer Team

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  72. Beautiful wintery tag Pamellia, so sorry I missed the hop, I'll have to try and remember to watch for it next year. Looks like you are still having beautiful weather back East, it's snowing here for Pete's sake! Enjoy your walks, Deb xo

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  73. Fantastically frosted tag - it absolutely sparkles with beauty! I missed the hop too, but I'm betting your tag was the grand finale!! Glorious!
    Alison xx

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  74. Such fabulous work, Pamelia . Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share your talents with us, and please join us again soon. Have a blessed week!
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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  75. I am really loving your new home, I can only imagine how much you must love waking up there every day.

    Your tag is amazing, fabulous design and the colours are so cool and wintery,

    Dionne xx

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  76. STUNNING!! What a winter beauty that tag is! I love the soft edges of the photo too, it just compliments it perfectly. The frosty poinsettia looks so magical too, I guess that is the poinsettia die, I have that one but haven't been too inspired to use but feeling a 'pull' now after seeing your gorgeous piece, hugs my friend, Georgie xx

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  77. Amazing tag! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Giada DT

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  78. Beautiful tag, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen Xxx

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  79. Hi Pamellia, I'm back... I just wanted to thank you for joining us over at Alphabet Challenge with this gorgeous tag!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  80. Congrats on your win at RRR, this was quite a special tag! Love it!

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  81. Congratulation on your win at Really Reasonable ribbon. Can't wait to see your next beautiful creation with us again. Nancy Hill, Design Team

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  82. What a beautiful tag, Pamellia! I love the texture of the background and the frostiness of the leaves.

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  83. A gorgeous tag Pamellia. I love how you have included black onto your tag, it really makes the blue and white pop and the glamour dust adds some lovely frosty sparkle. Sally.x.

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  84. Gorgeous tag huni and your Scully is a cute ball of fluffiness! So sweet Karen x

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  85. Fabulous tag love all the stencilling,texture and sparkle really Wintry looking -love all the pics too looks very beautiful where you live
    Carol x

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