Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Crafting By Designs - Guest Designer

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! I'm sharing a card with you today that I made for my Guest Designer spot at the fabulous challenge blog Crafting By Designs. The current challenge is "ANYTHING GOES". This is an easy one ladies, so I do hope you will join us!

I decided to take the opportunity to use some of my delicious products from Canvas Corp Brands to put together this bright and cheery spring card for my stash. It works for most any occasion I think.






CANVAS CORP BRANDS PRODUCTS USED:





The background was done with a Couture Creations Butterfly embossing folder which I then painted with some Tattered Angels - High Impact Paint Purple mixed with High Impact Paint White. Then I dabbed a little of the striaght Purple on the raised areas and splashed a little diluted High Impact Paint Black and diluted White on the surface.




The leaves are Cheery Lynn, coloured with Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist Kiwi and Glimmer Mist English Ivy. The ribbon was coloured with Glimmer Mist Periwinkle Bouquet. The flowers were hand cut from 12x12 Burlap Sheet - Linen, and the centers were coloured with Baseboard Mist Paint - Daffodil. The doily is also Cheery Lynn.



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


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So it seems most of the ice from Mother Nature's crazy temper tantrum has melted away, but I would like to share a few more of those photos of the ice with you while I wait for her to untie the knot from her knickers and give me back my spring weather. lol

No album of mine would be complete without a few shots from before the sun comes up.








No amount of ice could stop Mr Scruff from coming to visit. 
"Oh Mr Scruff, you look so guilty...WHAT DID YOU DO??"



"Hello, my name is Pumpkin and I'm new in town."
"Is it true that the nice lady who lives here is in possession of some peanuts?" 


"The rumours are true my dear Pumpkin. Here's what you're looking for, do enjoy!" 
"Please come again, the buffet is open 7 days a week!"


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.


74 comments:

  1. An absolutely stunning colour palette Pamellia, the yellows go so well with the pretty lilacs and those hessian flowers.

    B x

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  2. Wonderful card and gorgeous photos, it still looks so cold over there! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Oh my!! What a gorgeous card-love the flowers so much! Very pretty! Also love the cute Mr.Scruff and pumpkin! :)
    Suchixx

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  4. Brilliant photos my friend.
    Stunning creation again and the most gorgeous colours used.xx
     {aNNie}

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  5. Love the colour combo you have used Pamellia and all those wonderful layers! Hugs!

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  6. Gorgeous, love the bright colour combo! Can't believe you are so much in the throws of winter still. Lovely to meet Pumpkin!

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  7. Lovely spring colour palette today Pamellia, congrats on your GD post. A really gorgeous card with my favourite butterflies. It's still so snowy your end....keep snug. Hugs xx

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  8. Beautiful colours and textures Pamellia with the gorgeous bold yellow and scrummy layers..fabulous..Little pumpkin is so cute looking up at you.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  9. This is super gorgeous Pamellia. I love the long thiny branches with the pearl at the end and the happy colours. Awesome creation. Thank you for your concern my dear, I must say I am pretty tired at the moment. It was my dream to make my hobby my job but boy oh boy is that hard working. It's the deadlines that are killing since we have a labor intensive work with our handmade crafts, don't we ? But june is holliday so then there is a little bit time to rest. Big hug, Veerle

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  10. Such fun photos of the gorgeous squirrels and so glad you've got a new one...rumours are on the street, they know where to come to get spoilt and loved! Oh....your card is gorgeous, such fabulous layers and the colours so cheery. Always a delight to stop by your blog x

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  11. Oooh, what fabulous colours and design, Pamellia. Love, love...
    Your lovelies seems to be well, too.
    Happy day to you, my friend xx

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  12. This is stunning, the backgrounds are beautiful and I love the colours.
    Hugs,
    Katrina x

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  13. Love, Love, LOVE your fresh springlike colors and the most amazing layers on your beautiful card, Pamellia! You did Crafting By Designs and Canvas Corp proud with this shabby card! (what an honor to be GDT with you!) Those burlap blooms and chipboard spray are the perfect foils to all that soft delicateness.

    I'm still loving seeing the little icing prank Mother Nature pulled on you in your gorgeous photos! And welcome to the new little Punkin! Pumpkin is a great name for her, and Scruff earns his stripes, too! Cutie pies! Hugs to you!

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  14. Hi Pamellia,

    Gorgeous creation, love the bright spring colours and beautiful flowers. Loving the images, so, so pretty, cold but pretty lol! Aw Love Pumpkin, how cute is he, such gorgeous colours, they certainly know where to come for their food supply and I am sure in that weather they are more than grateful lol!

    Have a lovely day

    Love & hugs

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

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  15. What a beautiful card, Pamellia. I never think to use my embossing folders on the background. Love those Cheery Lynn dies you used. Little Pumpkin is tugging at my heart strings--how sweet you are to feed them.

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  16. Wonderful card Pamellia, love the beautiful fresh spring colours, fabulous layers and texture as always.
    Your squirrel family seems to growing, obviously they appreciate your hospitality! The phot of Mr Scruff really made me smile...he does look shifty!
    Chris
    x

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  17. Well, you may be looking out at snow but I can tell that Spring is in your heart with this gorgeous card! I love the way the flower spray is cascading down the fabulous texured card! Your cute friends are so lucky that you moved into their neighbourhood, which, by the way looks fabulous in the snow! Hugs, Chrisx

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  18. Hi Pamellia,
    another of your superb creations today.
    Love the fab design, and the wonderful colour choices.
    As usual you have aced your fab design.
    Love your photos and especially your furry friends ones.
    They look soooooooooooooo! darn cute.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  19. Love those linen flowers! Great floral arrangement with the tucked in bow!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  20. A glorious array of flowers on this card, love the colour palette you have chosen too.
    Do you have design sketches that you work too or create your own as you go?
    Lorraine

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    1. Thanks Lorraine. I'm really a create as you go type person. I usually decide on my two main colours and what technique I want to use for the background. The rest I just play with until it looks satisfactory. hugs :)

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  21. Stunning card Pamellia,the pop of yellow really stands out amongst the purple shades. Wow you'll have the whole squirrel population in Canada soon queuing up for their treats!
    Hugs
    Donna xxx

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  22. One more not so usual color combo ! Loved the beautiful cluster at top and textures on the lavender panel !

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  23. I just adore every element here, Pamellia! The painted embossed background is a stunner and the strips of book page are fabulous and add so much dimension! The handmade flowers are my favorite, love these to pieces!!! And the overall color scheme is brilliant. Biggest congrats to you on the GD spot! Hugs, Autumn

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  24. Oh how beautiful, Pamellia! All the pretty layers and the background are just so luscious! The flowers are simply amazing! Been really crazy busy and hope that you are enjoying spring or when it gets there! Hug!

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  25. Beautiful card Pamellia, love the colour combo and all those gorgeous layers.
    Fabulous photos of your visitors.
    avril xx

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  26. Pamelia, your card is so beautiful ! Thank you so much for join us at the Come and Get It Challenge this week.
    Come back soon.
    Good luck,
    Jessica DT

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  27. I never tire of your fabulous creations Pamellia, such incredible detail and beautiful colours. Great photos too and lovely to your family is continuing to grow!! xx

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  28. Loving the rich Spring colours and gorgeous layering, so pretty.
    Julie x

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  29. just stunning mf...your work truly amazes!! me. I just look at your work with awe....love your talent at adding such amazing details! Incredible talents you have got.
    hugs,
    Karen

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  30. My dear Pamellia, I have been away from Blogger and crafting to take care of health and family situations but am delighted to be fluttering by today. Congratulations on so many amazing Guest Designer spots! They are all so deserved.. you are a blessing and inspiration everywhere you go! This card is a stunning burst of boldness that wraps my heart in a springtime hug. The sunshine butterfly and flowers are lovely and oh how I adore your whimsical purple background. Your layering is pretty as ever, as is your cluster of blossoming love. You never miss a detail! Each inch of this is a delight for the eyes and spirit. Thank you for inspiring us so richly, my dear friend. And Mr. Scruff already owns a sweet spot in my heart! Have a wonderful day, Pamellia! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  31. OMG, Pamellia, I am always so amazed by your art work! What an exquisite spring card with such vibrant colours and beautiful layering! I adore every single detail here! You are such an inspiration, my friend! I am keep staring at this beauty! It's brilliant!
    Your photos are as fantastic as your creations! You are super talented in so many ways!
    Lots of love to you, my dear! Branka xx

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  32. Congratulations on your guest DT spot my friend!! Wow, you totally rocked it!! This is stunning!! I love, love the colors!! The pops of yellow are fabulous!! The layering and details are perfect as always!! This is so gorgeous, Pamellia!! I love every single thing about it!!

    Hummm, I wonder why Mr. Scruff looks guilty? Maybe it's because he tipped off his girlfriend Pumpkin about the bounty of treats waiting at your door ;) They are too cute!! I love the other photos as well!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. Hi Pamellia amazing colours and detail absolutely love it.

    I also love your new fur babies they are so sweet, I've never seen a black squirrel before. lovely pictures of scenery too.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  34. All those gorgeous elements work so well together on that stunning background.
    Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  35. Wonderful card project with beautiful colours. Loved the photographs but it looks cold for you again

    Love Chrissie xx

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  36. A gorgeous card Pamellia, such lovely spring colours and fabulous details as always.
    Pauline
    x

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  37. Beautiful stunning creation and gorgeous colours and lots of fabulous embellishments.
    Thank you for joining our Wings challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath

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  38. Absolutely stunning. Love all the layering and embellishments not forgetting the gorgeous butterfly. hugs Mrs A.

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  39. A gorgeous bright card, it will be super for many occasions.
    Still with the snow and ice, I hope you get the springtime back soon. The new furry visitors will be happy to come calling to your home, they get looked after so well.
    Yvonne xx

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  40. What a wonderful creation for your GDT spot, the Spring colours are gorgeous, the layering is beautifully done and the pops of yellow are delightful. There is so much to love about this gorgeous creation!

    Mr Scruff does look a bit guilty.... but I just adore Pumpkin, what a little beauty! Hugs, Anne xx

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  41. Gorgeous creation Pamellia, love the beautiful colours and your amazing layers, looks stunning.
    wonderful photos again, love your furry friends.
    Pam x

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  42. Another fabulous creation of glorious layers and texture -love the colours and beautiful flowers-sorry comments are short and sweet at the moment
    carol x

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  43. Sorry meant to say congrats on your GDT spot and brilliant pics
    Carol x

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  44. Brilliant choice of colours, so vibrant. Your little friends look cute today.
    Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafting, Angela x

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  45. What a wonderful card Pamellia - love those colours together - they are beautiful, and the amazing dimension... you rock these cards every time.
    Love your wee visitors, and all the cute names you give them!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  46. Omgoodness! You do make me smile with your critter antics! Mr.Pumpkin is just too sweet and I am sure that is exactly what he was thinking!
    Love those colors! xoxo

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  47. Fabulous card. I loooove purple and have often teamed it with yellow but I have never tried coffee, doesn't it work well? All three are a great colour combination and the little butterfly is so pretty.

    It seems your squirrels are on the move now that spring is in the air. I never cease to marvel at the variation in their colours, it seems no two are the same. Pumpkin looks like they may become a regular visitor.

    Dionne xx

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  48. Oh my word, wow...another beauty!!! I LOVE the colors on this as well! The layering is so beautiful and I adore all the lovely textures and fine details!! So pretty Pamellia!!
    Awesome pic's of your adorable fur babies to~
    Have a great evening!
    Sherrie K

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  49. So lovely! Those flowers are just gorgeous!

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  50. Wow! Love the purple and yellow color combo, Pamellia! Striking and utterly gorgeous! Do you suppose the word is out among the squirrels? Head to Pamellia's...she's got great grub ;) Hugs!

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  51. LOVE these bright colours Pamellia! Yellow and purple are so beautiful together. And I LOVE those burlap flowers ... only you would think of doing that --- amazing and so creative, my friend. LOVEing the shots of the ice coated trees. And you're right about the first squirrel ... he does look like he's up to something. :) xx

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  52. Fabulous design and love your colour choices and more beautiful photos. Hope you're having a good week. Xx

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  53. So pretty Pamellia! Congrats on your gd gig! love the pearls and flowers!

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  54. Lovely card So full of gorgeousness,Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

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  55. A gorgeous card Pamellia. A fantastic design and flower arrangement. lovely photo's too!! hugs, Marlies

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  56. Yates another design to swoon over, Pamellia! Stunning! Loving all those fab photos too! xxx

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  57. Oh my those colours are stunning!! What a gorgeous creation! And I love seeing those cute squirrels ... your new Pumpkin is so sweet ... brilliant photo!

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  58. So beautiful card! I adore all your works! Incredible!

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  59. I love the beautiful colours and your burlap flowers, they look like they are cut the same way as the others, you have so much patience. Another STUNNING creation.

    Love your icy Wintry photos and of your lovely selection of character squirrels. Hope your Spring warmth comes soon, we have had a few wonderful days of promise with warm sun and blue skies.

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  60. Stunning piece. Love the details and your wonderful creativity. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get IT Challenges this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  61. Gorgeous card and beautiful photos Pamellia :)

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  62. Well Poppycock!!! Everyone of your book pages are just poppycock and it says so right on top!!!! Heheheheheh!!! Sorry just couldn't resist teasing you Pamellia!!! I like how you made a little row of book paper banners but when I saw POPPYCOCK - I just cracked up!!! Donno why put I have always loved that word!!! This is a bright and cheery card with a touch of elegance! Such a fun and amazingly stunning contrast between the pearls, doily and the burlap flowers! Another really lovey creation for sure.

    And what... you have another baby.... how precious is your Pumpkin.... VERY! You KNOW I adore her (or him) colors (orange) - just look at the tip of those ears... wow. And that picture you took of her just looking straight up at you is PRICELESS. I'm thinking you may have to write a squirrel book dear girl! And Mr. Scruff DOES look guilty in that picture - hehehehehe - sooo precious!!! And you totally cracked me up with your knot in knickers comment - eheheheheheheheheh!!! Love the icy photos too. GREAT post - once again :) XXj.

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  63. Hi Pamellia, finally I find time to pop by . Sorry it's taken so long, as am preparing and getting ahead with deadlines in preparation for the arrival of our new pug pup. I adore your card, the butterfly is stunning as is the colour palette. I love how you add layers to your designs and your layout is stunning. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  64. Thanks for joining our wings challenge at allsorts Tracy x

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  65. Absolutely gorgeous Pamelliia! I love the bright colors and your stunning linen flowers!! Fab pictures too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  66. Blogger ate my first and second comment. lol! This is a wonderful a bright, cheery card! Never would have thought to use purple and yellow together-it looks fantabulous! And of course the layers are gorgeous! Huge congrats on your guest spot! You're such a talented little lady! Hugz to you muffin! ~Doc

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  67. Beautiful once again Pamellia. Georgous combination of colours. Love the brightness of the butterfly.and everything else is just perfect.
    Jules xx

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  68. So stunning!!! Love the colours and your background technique.

    Thank you for joining us at Use Your Stuff! Hope to see you again next time

    Tammy Cochrane
    Use Your Stuff DT
    TLC PaperPassions

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  69. Lol, those little cutie Squirrels are such fun or should I say you help make them fun with your little antidotes, lol, your pictures are always amazing to see and bring so much joy talking of joy I love your Spring card so much it is stunning, the colours are so perfect the yellow of the butterfly is so vibrant, the flower display and background look ACE, truly wonderful work Pamellia
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  70. A stunning card Pamellia. Beautiful colours and the linen flowers are amazing. The die cuts add lots of layers and dimension and the script paper is a great addition. Sally.x.

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  71. A really beautiful card huni, love the colours, the layers, well everything! You know I adore everything you create. The brighter coloured creations are the ones that really grab my heart as I love the bright colours.
    I am hoping that at some point the Canvas Corp products will be easy to get hold of over here as I love their papers, embellishments and well everything too!
    Mr Scruff is a darling little chap and Pumpkin is so cute! xx

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