Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations - Surprise Sweetie

Hello Everyone!

So excited to be here today as the Surprise Sweetie for the wonderful challenge blog Cupcake Inspirations. If you aren't familiar with this challenge, you should definitely head over and check them out. Every Sunday starts a new challenge with a theme or colour combo and an inspiration photo, BUT, the photos are always of cupcakes!! It is super creative and so much fun. The design team is amazingly talented and I always enjoy seeing how they interpret the photo every week.



Here is this week's challenge inspiration photo.


The minute I saw this, I thought of a wedding. Something about the streamers and the soft colours just took me right to a vintage, shabby chic style wedding with lots of laces and flowers. SO, that's what I went with.



For the background I used some texture paste and the Tim Holtz Latticework stencil, then painted it with a soft pink paint. A little rub of Hero Arts Soft Blossom ink, a splash of whitewash and then I edged it with some DecoArt Metallic Lustre in gold.



The heart and doves were made with crafter's clay and silicone molds, the sentiment is from Prima, the floral die cuts are Chloe's from Memory Box, the laces were coloured with distress inks Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap. The big white fabric flowers are from May Arts, the roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.





I am entering the following wonderful challenges:


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My hubby bought me the most amazing winter boots. Really tall, lined with fur, and in anticipation of the brutal Canadian weather, they are waterproof and slip proof. So far, I really haven't had an excuse to use them. It's almost the end of January, bring on the winter. I'm ready now, you can do it, JUST SNOW ALREADY!!! I look like a real doof wearing those boots in the rain people!

We've only had a couple of days with snow that stayed on the ground for more than a few minutes, so I did grab some shots, but this is not what Canada is supposed to look like right now.






WILL NOTHING KILL THESE PESKY THINGS!!!!


You remember Max. He's a total sweetheart, but he does not like the cold weather! You can see him tucked away underneath my little Christmas tree, trying to escape the snow and wind. Poor little guy. I have built a weather proof house for him to tuck inside when he wants to stay warm.



Bob the Spaz doesn't seem to mind the snow so much, and boy oh boy, how cute does he look with a white coating of winter!!


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.


91 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, just right for a wedding, and love the winter photos, I hope you get more snow so you can wear your boots! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. A perfect vintage looking wedding card, Pamellia! The colour combo is really gorgeous and that fabulous floral die is on my wish list now!
    Max and Bob are super cute! What a wonderful company you have!
    Have a great Sunday, my friend! Enjoy your walk wearing your new boots! Huge hugs! Branka xxx

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  3. I love the shabby look of your card Pamelia! It is really beautuful!
    Hugs
    Irena

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  4. Simply beyond amazing Pamellia! Love the card!
    Visit Poland! We have a lot of snow already.

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  5. You really nailed the cupcake inspiration there Pamellia...what a wonderful wedding card. It really looks edible too with all those textures. Your heart and doves are perfectly edged to match...gorgeous. Hope you get to use those boots they sound perfect but don't wish too hard......the USA has been dumped on with that snow storm!Sweet little Max looks sooooo chilly how kind you are to make him a little shelter there. Keep warm and enjoy your Sunday xx

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  6. Gorgeous card Pamellia and what a fun inspiration picture for your lovely vintage wedding card! Poor Max, he does look cold! Glad he has you to take care of him, Deb xo

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  7. That's a breathtaking card and wonderful photos! Amazing!
    Happy Sunday Pamellia!

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  8. What bride wouldn't be absolutely thrilled to receive this beauty Pamellia, gorgeous work as always.

    B x

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  9. How romantic looking Pamellia. Beautiful as a wedding card but if the wording was changed it would make a gorgeous Valentine's card. I would be over the moon if hubby gave me a card like this!!!!

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  10. Lovely, lovely lovely card and photos !!
    Hugs xx

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  11. Oh my gosh hun, I love your card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is so soft, romantic, gorgeous and beautiful, makes you want to get married again to receive it, lol
    lovely snow pics too, that's twice the amount we usually get!!! get loads fo darn rain though!!! enjoy the rest of the weekend, hugs Liz xx

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  12. Hi Pamellia
    Such a beautiful card it has everything for that special day.
    Lovely shots Pamellia but it looks Brrrr so cold and please take a shot of your boots would love to see them .
    Big Hugs and stay warm.
    Elaine H X

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  13. A fantastic Wedding creation Pamellia!! More fabulous photographs too but just be careful what you wish for young lady!! xx

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  14. That card looks good enough to eat Pamellia! What a great idea for a challenge using cup cakes! Ah your little squirrels are so sweet, are they grey? They look almost black,very unusual
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  15. Makes me want to get married again just for the card!! Lol!! It's stunning Pamellia ... And I love your photos!

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  16. What a fabulous wedding card Pamellia, so dreamy and romantic! Makes me think of a fairytale wedding!
    Your wintery photos are gorgeous...especially the squirrels.
    Chris
    x

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  17. Hi Pamellia, sorry I haven't been commenting lately, I just don't know where the past four weeks have gone. Your card is just stunning, the soft pink and lace, and all the fabulous textures make a gorgeous card. I also love the new friends you have made. I never knew that there were black squirrels, they are so adorable and must really trust you to sit around you and eat from your hand. Sally.x.

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  18. WoW! Another stunningly beautiful card and so perfectly romantic in all aspects, I love everything about it. I'm also growing really fond of your little squirrel, he's so sweet. Thank you for sharing your photographs :) x

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  19. Oh my gosh Pamellia, you have a card making style all your own, lush, soft, feminine, layers and lacy! Everything you do is so inspiring to me! Cx

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  20. Amazing. Awesome. Adorable card sure love the colours and design...x
     {aNNie}

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  21. OMGosh how you make me laugh with your comments!! Doof! ha! I cannot believe You could ever look like a doof,whatever one loos like! haahaa
    What a gorgeous card!! Looks yummy enough to eat along with that stack of cupcakes!1 I do believe you need to start marketing your gorgeous cards my friend!!
    Hey, maybe some of that blizzard 2016 will make it's way up to you! Poor peeps down south here have been taking a pounding! We are about 6 hours from NYC and we got ZERO snow! Strange!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    huge hugs,Jackie

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  22. Gorgeous Shabby Chic card Pamellia! I love that silicon mold frame nicely arranged with flowers and shabby bow!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  23. Such a wonderfully elegant card! Love your photos too!

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  24. Gorgeous wedding card Pamellia! I love the soft colors and all of the gorgeous details, the clay embellishments are stunning!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  25. So romantic and pretty with the lovely soft colours along with the heart and flowers.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  26. Beautiful card! thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

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  27. So beautiful Pamellia..I love the soft pink and pearls with the lace and layers...just gorgeous..and the little clay heart and bird give more romance and elegance...just beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  28. Your card is amazing! So many gorgeous details! It will be treasured by its recipient! So happy you joined us at The Challenge this week! XX

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  29. Oh my gosh, absolutely, jaw-dropping stunning, Pamellia!! Wow!! I adore this card!! The colors, the layers, the details are just perfect!! What amazing texture!! The heart frame and the roses are beautiful!! I love, love this my friend!! What a gorgeous card!! And your pictures are so beautiful!! Max and Bob the Spaz are so cute!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  30. Gorgeous card love the soft Colors with all the texture and layers . Your attention to detail is amazing

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  31. Totally stunning card with gorgeous textures and wonderful layers. Great to see an update on your squirrels.
    Julie x

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  32. Pamellia, you make the most beautiful cards! I just want to reach in and examine the details closely! This card is so pretty! Love the flower cluster with the gorgeous aged ribbon.

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  33. I just found about this challenge blog recently and I like it. I mean, how could I not if it has something to do with cupcakes?! lol I think I have some serious problems with my love for sweets ... *sigh*
    You made a fabulous card as the guest designer. I could look at it all day ohing and ahing about all the details. I LOVE it!
    Max is such a cutie. And I think it's really sweet of you to build him a shelter for when he wants to get warm.
    Big hugs to you! xx

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  34. Oh my goodness, Pamelia! Fabulous shabby chic, as only you can do it, and so soft and pretty! I am loving how you're making such fabulous embellishments - they look fantastic! It is not too late for snow - look what just happened to New England, lol! Hope you get some so you can strut your stuff in some fab boots! And I know your photos will be, as always, inspiring! xxx Lynn

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  35. A gorgeous wedding card, fabulously shabby and chic.
    Yvonne xx

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  36. Vintage shabby chic perfection Pamellia, love the frame and oh that lace and ribbon, - just stunning and beautiful! Amazing photos too, a true winter wonderland!

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  37. This is stunning Pamellia, such a fabulous design with lots of gorgeous details.
    Congratulations on being a Surprise Sweetie for Cupcake Inspirations.
    Pauline
    x

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  38. Loving this shabby, vintage Wedding card. A great interpretation of the photo and such gorgeous textures to delight in. Congrats on being chosen as a Surprise Sweetie too.
    Lorraine

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  39. WOW Pamellia....you cease to amaze me I carn't keep up with you. What a Faboulas wedding card all those soft pretty colours....Faboulas embellishments the bride will be over the moon with this card.
    Jules. xx. It looks cold their I think you should knit the little squirell a little pully he looks cold......

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  40. OMGosh Pamellia, this is awesome so amazingly gorgeous.
    A beauty. Hugs Veerle

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  41. Your project is absolutely so gorgeous!!!! Wow It fits our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations perfectly too.
    Have a great week! - Sandy G, DT Sweetie

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  42. OMW Pamellia! how gorgeous is this amazing creation, fantastic embellishments, colours, and textures..Perfect Wedding card.
    More wonderful pics..
    Pam x

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  43. Simply stunning Pamellia. I adore the background and he soft pink is such a lovely colour for a wedding card. The heart is a wow embellishment as is your ribbon treatment . Love the banner sentiment too and the pearls . Gorgeous. Tracy x X

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  44. Pamellia, this card is stunning, beyond stunning in fact. I'm flawed that each new make of yours just keeps showing my something new and lush and gorgeous. You never fail to surprise, delight and amaze me hun. I'm in awe of your fabulous crafty skills. Utterly LOVE this gorgeous card in all the fabulous shabby chic details. Fabulous photos too. Oh how I miss the little London squirrels!! The kids and I used to love watching them out on our balconies. Miss those sweet creatures. Hugs, Wends x (Oops, almost forgot to say... Thank you for joining in with the Fab 'n' Funky crew this week with your gorgeous card. Perfect for our 'Buttons & Bows' challenge. Come back again soon! Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT)

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  45. Beautiful snowy photos of your neighborhood, Pamellia! Congratulations on the GDT position, too! Love the inspiration photo and your take on it! Aside from the overall gorgeousness of this beauty, I was immediately drawn to the pearls on the Chloe stem die cut. What a fabulous design idea! Wonderful stencil texture and pretty fabric layers! Hugs,de

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  46. Bob and Max are so different, I am more of a Max when it comes to cold weather - I like to stay in doors and look at it out of the window.

    Your card is so beautiful and perfect for a romantic wedding. Just look at all of those amazing embellishments and the fabulous background you have created. Thank you for joining in the fun with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  47. Ohhhh look at all those soft, yummy layers! Real time question for you: How do you give these cards away? Do you make a little box for them? Anyways, it's beyond lovely and I'm glad you're getting the chance to try out your new boots!

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    1. Hey Becca. Actually for local friends and family, I just use a plastic resealable bag and then a really oversized envelope. These type of cards I don't send in the mail, I make for suitable ones for that. Thanks for the sweet comment. hugs :)

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  48. In one word Pamellia - exquisite! But one word just won't do fro me, lol. This is such a wonderfully romantic creation. The gorgeous pale pink background and layers of lace are so pretty. I love the way you've added the pearls to the die-cut and your stick pins are perfect. The heart frame is a work of art on it's own with the touches of gold and the little bird and roses finish it all off beautifully.
    I'm like poor frosty Max, I don't like the cold either and your photos have far too much snow for me. But I can understand you wanting to wear those fabulous sounding boots.
    I hope Blogger learns some manners for you xxx

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  49. Ohh Pamellia this is gorgeous - love the touches of gold and the amazing dimension you have on this card.
    Your squirrels really are little characters!! Your cooler pohotos are appreciated as we are rather warm here at the moment!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  50. A gorgeous card! I love that heart. Where do you find molds for the clay?

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    1. Hi Marci!! I buy from from all over the world actually. China, Australia, US. I'm always on the lookout and will pretty much jump through hoops to get one once I see it. haha. Thanks for your sweet comment. hugs :)

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  51. Oh my goodness, this is so incredibly beautiful! The colors are extremely soft and elegant! I love the texture that the paste does and the color choice is perfect. The embellishments are perfect and such a great sentiment! I am sure who ever receives this will LOVE it! So stuning Pamela!
    Your little Max and Bob are just to darn cute! I love the pic's you share! We use to feed the squirrels for about 4-5 yrs but they have been little stinkers here. They have destroyed my flower pots the past couple of years and get into everything I put out on my deck :( I just wonder if they trying to tell me something?! Hehe!
    Thanks for sharing! I noticed you mentioned you live in Canada? We love Canada and make a trip up there every year to fish in Ontario~not to far from Kenora. Beautiful place!!
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

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    1. That's amazing Sherrie. Kenora is a beautiful spot, although I don't get there too often because it's about a 20 hour drive. Clear on the other side of the Great Lakes from where I am in Streetsville. So close and yet so far! haha. Thanks so much for all your kind words. hugs :)

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  52. So elegant and beautiful Pamellia! Love all the texture, blossoms and pearls! Sending warm sunny thoughts your way from Arizona :)

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  53. LOVE the colors and all of the embellies! So shabby and Elegant, Pamellia! LOVE it!

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  54. Absolutely beautiful Pamellia lots of beautiful detail, lovely photos, we haven't had snow here considering it's Winter it's been very mild.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  55. Wowie, wow, WOW, Pamellia! This card looks good enough to eat, with it's confectionery looking heart frame and doves, those pretty little frosted posies, and frosted shabby background! So delightful to see all these amazing details! Congratulations on your GDT with Cupcake Inspirations; they picked such a talented artist for the spot, and you have done a fabulous job with the inspiration photo! I'll take a dozen!

    Bob and Max are delightful to watch, and I'm sure you have hours of fun! Are your girls getting jealous yet? Good to see your SNOW!!! and it looks quite manageable. My brother got dumped on outside of DC, and he's been having a blast with the winter sports! Stay warm, and big hugs, my friend!

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  56. This card will be a treasure to keep for ever, it is just gorgeous. Every detail is perfect. Love it.

    Great photos again, do you scrapbook as well?

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    1. Hi Faith. I just did my first scrapbooking layout ever actually. It was a requested project for the magazine. I enjoyed it, but it's not something I would do a lot of since all my images are digital. Thanks for your sweet comments my friend. hugs :)

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  57. A delightful card, Pamellia! Si chic! And the squirrell is so cute!

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  58. Hi Pamellia,
    well what can I say that I haven't said before about your superb and stunning creations.
    This is so girly and perfectly marshmallow pink creation.
    I am always taken back each time I see your wonderful and superb work.
    Love your photos of the winter where you live.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  59. Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the heart frame with all the other fabulous details.

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  60. Had to comment on your gorgeous card. Love the frame and dove that you made with clay and your mold. Do you use a finish for your angel and frames after you bake it or what. I am learning so would love to know. Again, gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge and can't wait to see what gorgeous cards or projects you come us next. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

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    1. Hi Nancy. I use an air-dry clay, so no need to bake. I use a matte sealer once it's dry. I use ModPodge Matte or DecoArt Ultra Matte, depending on what treatment I plan to give the piece for the final look. Hope that helps. Thanks for your sweet comment. hugs :)

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    2. Thanks, will try this. Nancy Hill RRR DT

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  61. Well hunky dory dearie and a huge congrats to you for the Special Guest appearance at Cupcake Inspirations! That's so sweet (pun intended). Hehehe! Your use of all these molds sure has me drooling! Did yu see the new Prima (I think) molds on IG about a month ago? Those babies are on my wish list big time! This gorgeous shabby lush card is fantabulous and so perfect for a wedding. Love the layers and colors and your special Bubbles touch! You could teach a class on how to make a shabby deliscious card! Wowzers! Loves it!

    Blow some kisses to Bob and Max for me please. Where's the pic of these amazeballs boots? :) Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

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  62. There are always so many delicious details on your cards, I could look for hours. Beautiful card as always. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  63. I just love the Memory Box flower die and it looks gorgeous adorned with pearls! Your card is quite simply the most beautiful wedding card I have seen - soft, feminine, romantic with lots of exquisite detail... gorgeous! Max and Bob are real cuties. It is so hard to imagine Canada with so little snow but better that way than the snow they have in the North Eastern states I guess... Hugs, Anne xx

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  64. My fav part is the color of the lace and the bow! For me, it makes the pink look so much more rich and elegant. This is LUSCIOUSLY LOVELY. It totally matches the cupcake mood board to a tee too. You are the BEST EVER Surprise Sweetie for the Cupcakes! You are a sweetie every day to me!!!

    So thankful you built Max a little getaway house. I love seeing them in your pictures. Yes - Bob looks quite handsome with snowy white on his fur!!! j

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  65. What a beautiful wedding card in pink and cream Pamellia! I love the hearts, roses and wonderful laces! Julia xx

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  66. Uber romantic and just stunningly gorgeous!!!

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  67. such a lovely card - just so beautifully done - and oh that snow!! - thank you for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

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  68. Wow ... amazing card Pamellia. Love all the layers of deliciousness. Love the snowy pictures, even though there's not that much snow. We have nothing here ... green and fairly warm. Tomorrow a storm is heading our way, so lots and lots of rain. Wish it was the white stuff. xx

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  69. Oh dear, another just gorgeous card! Love the soft colors- yes, perfect for a wedding card. I always love seeing all of the details you add to your cards- love the pictures. And, your landscape pics are delightful- really enjoy the squirrel ones!

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  70. Yummieness it is, this card alwmost is a cupcake! SO VERY gorgeous! I love the soft details, the vintage, the colors...it is like whipcream on top of the cupcake!

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  71. WOW Pamellia your card is breathtakingly beautiful, the heart, ribbon and pearls I could just go on and on, lol, I love it so much. I also love the pictures and of course the Squirrels you make my day
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  72. Absolutely gorgeous card - just love that shabby pale embossed panel framed by the kraft - a real beauty with the embellishments too. Your winter wonderland photos are fantastic as always, and Max and Bob are just lovely. We don't have those dark charcoal squirrels over here - and our native red squirrels are being hounded out by the pale grey ones... but it's hard to hate any squirrel when they're so cute!
    Alison xx

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  73. I truly love your work with embossing folders lately! WOW! This dusty pink is a beauty indeed. Gorgeous layout and perfect choice of elements. It's truly lovely! <3

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  74. Thank you so much for being our surprise sweetie this week! What a beautiful card! It is a piece of art that should be framed! Every detail is beautiful and just incredible!

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  75. Pamellia, my beautiful friend, this is breathtakingly beautiful! I could wax poetic for days on end, as I typically do for you, but given my time crunch I will leave you with this: Every soft and sweet inch of this creates the sparkliest ray of sunshine in my heart! Wishing you an evening as lovely as YOU. :o) (And how I always adore your animal friends... be sure to tell them I love them, okay?!) :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  76. This is jaw dropping gorgeous!! Love the colour, the embossing, the pretty frame .. an absolutely delightful card!! Beautiful photos once again!!

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  77. Hi Pamellia
    On catch up again. This is one of the prettiest wedding cards I've ever seen........it would outshine the bride!
    Poor Max. Its a good job you haven't had the typical Canadian weather or he would be even colder, bless him.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  78. such an absolutely gorgeous card! I love every single embellishment you have added here. the couple will be thrilled to receive it. :)

    thank you so much for joining our 'Show Me the Pink' challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon! :)

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  79. Goodness gracious, Pamellia! You don't do anything by halves, do you? This is just such a lush, romantic, gorgeous piece that I hardly know where to start! The embossing, the pearls, the sweet heart frame, the gorgeous shabby chic bow....where is my fainting couch? It's just layer upon layer of pure gorgeousness! Thanks for joining the fun at our latest challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

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  80. This is gorgeousssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!! Thanks for joining us at RRR

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  81. Your card is absolutely adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. We appreciate your participation, and hope that you will join us tomorrow for our new challenge.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    Design Team Member
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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  82. Thank you very much for sharing these Cupcake Inspirations. I would be making these cupcakes for my cousin’s bridal shower. She will have a fairy wedding at one if iconic local wedding venues and thinking to use same theme for her bridal shower.

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