Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Frilly and Funkie - It's Not Easy Being Green

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Frilly and Funkie. The lovely and talented Suzz is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN". In honour of Earth Day, Suzz would like you to create an upcycled project. Repurpose an existing item, recycle an element that would usually be thrown away, or use your paper scraps in a creative way. One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Linda's shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique!



I decided to decorate the packaging off of one of my Sizzix Thinlits plastic packaging pouch. It's like an envelope, so it will make a great gift card holder or even a photo storage piece. I started by covering the from and back using papers from Prima Tales of You and Me. Then I added some Petaloo lace around the edges to cover the seams.

The angel piece is from Prima Tales of You and Me Chipboard package and the wings were made with the new Prima moulds and clay. I sprayed them with distress ink spray Walnut Stain and then painted them with Prima Metallique Vintage Rose paint.













UPDATE:
My recycled project won awards in the following wonderful challenges:

** - Try it on Tuesday - Moodboard Challenge
This is a special challenge for me, as this moodboard was put together using photographs supplied by TioT design team member Valerie. I visit her blog as often as I can so I can take a walk with her through the many gorgeous places she visits. She was actually the main inspiration for my decision to move out of the city. A decision that impacted my life so heavily that my health and spirit have begun to soar!! She is a wonderful artist and you should really give her a visit HERE. I was inspired by so many of Valerie's images - the pinks, the purples, the flowers...and of course the angel. 

Thank you to Valerie for sharing with us, all the beauty the world has to offer!!

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All of the following products that I used can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


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What a wonderful weekend it was here. Saturday it was 19 degrees, which is my perfect temperature. The sun was shining and I spent hardly a minute indoors!! On Sunday, it was twenty degrees so we went for a hike down at the river, but I took so many photographs this weekend that I will share just Saturday with you today.






My token morning coffee shot.


This little guy I met out on the trail. I always carry peanuts on me for just such an occasion, only now I leave a couple on the ground before I leave so they don't follow me home.


My first actual baby squirrel!! I can't believe how tiny this girl is, and what a sweetheart!!


Thanks to Julia for identifying this beautiful creature as a Mourning Dove. Fact - the oldest known Mourning Dove was a male, and at least 30 years, 4 months old. He may have lived much longer had he not crossed paths with a hunter in 1998. (men with their rifles - don't get me started!!)


From my bird-watching window I captured this little guy, a Black-Capped Chickadee. Fact - every autumn Black-capped Chickadees allow brain neurons containing old information to die, replacing them with new neurons so they can adapt to changes in their social flocks and environment even with their tiny brains.

I'm always joking with my hubby when he tells me useless, pointless things. I say "Why did you tell me that? My brain is full already, goodness knows what piece of info I lost to make room for that nonsense! What if I've lost the letter 's'...THAT WOULD UCK!!!" lol


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.


84 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out - you have made me blush! I have never regretted moving out of town, being in beautiful surroundings is good for body and soul. Love your wonderful project, and thanks for linking to TIOT as well. It would also fit Moo Mania, floral....Love the photos, that baby squirrel is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Never seen one that small. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. As always a stunning creation Pamellia, textures, colour and lots of interest to draw the eye.

    B x

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  3. A stunning project Pamellia and great to have you enter it at Try it on Tuesday--thank you.

    Love the photographs with all the peaceful settings and fun wildlife

    Chrissie xx

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  4. Another beautiful work of art Pamellia , beautiful colors and layering .
    Lovely pics great coffee shot the water is so blue .
    Take Care
    Big Hugs.
    Elaine H X

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  5. What a gorgeous project Pamellia, and yet based on a re-cycled piece. Stunning use of the packaging.
    Love your photos - we don't see chickadees here so it was good to see one, and hear your wee tale of reprogramming their brains.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Gorgous once again Pamillia.i am early commenting today and not a the bottom of your hoogles of fans.
    Had a short break away. This card has the gentle touch with all the misty soft colours,and such a gentle vintage feel. Faboulas............ Fab pics everywhere is leafing up now same here Spring blossoms bursting out everywhere.
    Jules xx

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  7. What a clever idea for using the packaging Pamellia! And the lucky recipient would have no idea of it's original purpose having been given such a wonderful makeover. And as ever, your home area tour is wonderful to see xx

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  8. Hi Pamellia, as always your work and pictures of Nature have held me spellbound for many, many minutes, the beauty of your wonderful creation is outstandingly beautiful, I am just in total awe.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  9. Absolutely stunning as always Pamellia, I don't know how you keep coming up with these fabulous designs - gorgeous details and dimension as always.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Gorgeous! Fabulous design and so many beautiful layers of shabby chic! Amazing that it started from a re-cyclable.

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  11. Yet another stunning project, I love all the textures you build up in your works of art. Fabulous photos of your wander, the squirrels are just too cute. I need to remember that about the brain, although it's probably pushed my PIN number out if my head to fit it in! Cara x

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  12. Beautiful project, so very creative as always! Wonderful dimension and details...love those clay wings! Clever recycling!
    Chris
    x

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  13. Fabulous card, Pamellia. Thank you for playing along with us at TioT ❤

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  14. Fabulous card, Pamellia. Thank you for playing along with us at TioT ❤

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  15. Beautiful piece Pamellia. I adore the wings combined with the angelic imagery. Perfect colour choice too for,the delicate imagery. Love your layered design and I always love to see how,you incorporate papers in your designs. Tracy x

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  16. What a FABULOUS post Pamellia!! First we'll discuss your GORGEOUS up-cycled project...who would have thought that a plastic container could look so beautiful and feminine!! Absolutely gorgeous techniques and details!!!! Now to your wonderful nature pics...WOW you sure know how to make a hike along the trail a fact finding adventure and I can't believe that all these little cuties get so close...it's so nice to be out and about with our feathered and furry friends again isn't it!!! Enjoy your day!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  17. What a fantastic project, Pamellia! It's beautiful! Love the photos you take of your corner of the world.

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  18. Nice job repurposing the packaging! What a gorgeous arrangement of beautiful elements! Stunning, just stunning! I need to get those Prima molds, they look fabulous, entire collection. Thank you for the inspiration :)
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  19. Hi sweetie... Thank you so much for your heartfelt words following the loss of Gipsy... Looking at your beautiful photos I wish we had a lake where we could have just sat and found peace... Today we are adjusting... we said farewell yesterday and even though she drove me mad at times I miss her voice. She was very talkative!
    As always seeing the beauty here takes me elsewhere and makes me feel calm and pretty inside even when life is not.... Sending hugs your way

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  20. Beautiful work! Love all the layers. Thank you for sharing your card in our challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
    -Sandy, DT

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  21. So beautiful Pamellia. Brilliant thinking to repurpose the bag of your thinlits.
    Hugs Veerle

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  22. Sheer perfection, Pamellia! Love the wings from the new molds and your wonderful re-purposed packaging. Beautiful pictures of nature once again...I really enjoy seeing what you encounter on your walks. What a lovely place to live! Hugs!

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  23. Gorgeous. Love the idea of the thinlets package as the substrate and you covered it beautifully. Loving that you are using all these pretty papers because they really kick your shabby chicness (new word) up even more.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  24. wow - what an amazing artwork!! So many fantastic details. Thanks for showing it for paperminutes this week.
    hugs
    mamapia

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  25. I feel like this challenge is perfectly up your alley! That smug looking angel adds such a cool design element! Definitely a frilly card full of charm and layers!

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  26. This is truly lovely and the TioT inspiration is evident! So happy to hear you are thriving so well in your new home. :)

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  27. Pamellia....I always enjoy stopping by your blog and seeing your lovely natural photos as well as your gorgeous art projects. Congrats on the new home. We're hoping to build a new home sometime in the hopefully not too distant future. Your art just blows me away every time. I so love your vintage/shabby style with your unmistakable feminine touch. Your work always has such a delicate quality with perfect attention to detail. Love it all! Thanks too for your lovely comments you left on my blog. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the writings and tutorial.

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  28. Hi Pamellia,

    Stunning creation from you my friend, love it. Love the pictures and the wonderful comment on how full your brain is, so funny, I shall have to try that one lol!

    Take care my sweet, looking forward to more beautiful creations and pictures.

    Love & hUgs

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

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  29. Oh my! This really is fabulous and all the better for using the thinlets pouch! The way you have used such gorgeous embellishments and the colours are perfect for Spring! Love the photos, I knew you would end up feeding squirrels on your walks! So pleased to see you joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

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  30. Another stunning creation loaded with texture and detail . How clever to decorate the thinlet package look gorgeous . Loving the stories that go along with your photos .

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  31. So very pretty! Love all the layers and blossoms Pamellia!

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  32. Oh my wow, Pamellia, this is absolutely stunning!! The layers are amazing!! I love how you added the wings behind the image!! The flowers are so beautiful!! Wrapping the lace around the edges is a perfect touch!! You are so creative to repurpose the Thinlets folder...I'm so stealing that idea from you (maybe I should call it borrowing the idea instead of stealing - or even better, you inspired me!!) I have a stack of them sitting on a shelf collecting dust - but not much longer ;) Your nature shots are so gorgeous!! That little baby squirrel is so adorable!! I laughed out loud at your losing your s's quip!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. Always enjoy your blog. The most beautiful card, fabulous photos and a real joy x Had a chuckle about you leaving nuts so that they don't follow you home x Fabulous inspiration and I thank you very much x

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  34. Stunning creation Pamellia! I love all of the textures and the angel wings are gorgeous!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  35. Another gorgeous creation so many awesome details as always to see in your work.
    Loved the photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  36. Gorgeous creations Pamellia, beautiful layering of your gorgeous papers, pretty image and floral arrangement.
    Fabulous photos today.
    Pam x

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  37. First up, what a wonderfully clever idea to alter one of those packages, I would never have guessed what it is. What a fabulous transformation too - feminine, light, delicate, and the angel wings look truly beautiful, I love this so much!!

    The baby squirrel is just so adorable, I too, am so pleased you moved out of the city! If you had not we would have been deprived of seeing all these gorgeous photos. I am off to check out Valerie now! Hugs, Anne xx

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  38. Hi there Pamellia, what a feast for the eyes with every post. Your card is absolutely luscious! Fantastically embellished. Like how you used the mould for wings, they look fab, please don't tempt me to splash any more cash! Thanks for sharing all your photos, so lovely go see and I'm delighted to hear how the move has done you such good. The dove is gorgeous. How do they know that about the chickadees?? Wish I could develop myself plenty of new neurons!!! Nicola x

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  39. Hi Pamellia
    More layers of loveliness. Just delightful.
    I could do with having a yearly clear out of useless trivia I've picked up......how on earth do they know the birds do that? Have the Chickadees had therapy or something lol?
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  40. So pretty! I especially love the lace edges. So cool that you upcycled that packaging!

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  41. Oh my .. this is so beautiful!! Lovely soft colours and such a clever way to recycle some old packaging. That pretty lace sets it off beautifully!!
    Wow!! You live in such a beautiful area Pamelia it must be such a pleasure to go for your walks .. and then to be met by all the gorgeous little creatures who live there .. definitely the icing on the cake!! Thank you once again for sharing your photos. hugs xx

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  42. Well, it's all been said! Romantic and beautiful and just perfect for our challenge here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  43. Oh Pamellia, this is spectacular! Not only so, but also completely unique and brilliant... which I realize are descriptors for every single thing you create. :o) This is an incredible use of packaging and I won't be surprised if soon a bunch of these will pop up in my feed. You are such an inspiration. I love the beautiful papers and colors... and of course the stunning lace border. I'm glad there were seams that needed covering. :o) The layers upon layers of beauty just melts my heart. Stunning as ever, my dear friend. And thank you for brightening up the night with your captures of nature... I love immersing myself in these gorgeous moments you encounter. Have a beautiful night, Pamellia. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  44. Wow What a beautiful card !!! so many lovely details I Love It .
    Greetings Doris

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  45. Great upcycling project, making fantastic use of those yummy papers and elements!

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  46. I am thrilled about all the detailed love in your cardproject and glad to see that spring is on it's way to you too finally!!
    Wonderful pics of your beautiful surroundings! The baby squirrel is sooo cute!!!

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  47. Pamellia, I absolutely love this! Using the packaging as a gift card holder is such a clever idea...and it looks gorgeous, too. Those angel wings are just amazing. So much gorgeous distressing and layering and spattering. It's classic Pamellia, and I love every inch of it! Hugs!

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  48. Great use of the Thinlit packaging, and so beautiful, too! Love the touches of laces and that pretty little angel and hand casted/painted wings! Gorgeous!

    You made me spit out my coffee, I was laughing so hard at your "that would uck!" It certainly would, because then I would be ara emily! And we could never have more than one cookie or piece of anything! Baby squirrels are adorable, and I love, love chickdees! Wonderful to see your close ups!

    As for me and nature, I think I would shrivel up and die if I didn't have natural surroundings! You can't take the country out of the girl! Big hugs, my friend!

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  49. Hello Pamellia, I've popped in to see you as Ang, Mrs. Duck, mentioned tat you have always beautiful wild life photos on your blog, and of course wonderful card.
    And how right she is. So glad I to be visiting as your whole blog is fabulous with the most gorgeous designs. I've clicked the button to follow you, Kate x

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  50. Your recycling project is AWESOME, what a wonderful use of the packaging. I love the angel wings and the ribbon, I was going to go on, but all in all I LOVE everything about it.

    Your chickadee looks a little like our longtail tit, lovely bird photos, so are the views and the squirrels. Love my visits here.
    Faith
    xx

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  51. HI this is fabulous, perfect for our challenge here at Berry71Bleu, many thanks from Carole x

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  52. That's a whole lot going on and LOTS of photos to be able to see it all. Thanks for sharing your fun little project in our Things With Wings Challenge.
    Karen
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

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  53. WOW, woman! I would love to be a bird on the branch (instead of fly on the wall... yuck) watching you create your shabby masterpieces! This is beautiful. Loving the wings so much. Absolutely appreciate your sharing bird knowledge. This is the kind of info we need to replace old info with! And I am in support of hunters who hunt legally, though I decided I could never kill a wild animal (especially a bird) unless my childrens' lives depended on it! Ya, you got me started! Beautiful work.

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  54. Fantastic project Pamellia!! Love all the pretty colours and the textures and layers! Thanks for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our "Chip Off The Old Block" challenge!!

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  55. A magical card, Pamellia - the layers and dimension are stunning, and I love the subtle colour hues.

    Amazing photography as always (I know my squirrel couldn't begin to compete with yours!) - that sunrise is just magical!
    Alison x

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  56. Beautiful choice of colours on this gorgeous card, lovely in all ways.xx

     {aNNie}

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  57. I am just blown away every time I visit your blog, Pamellia! What a brilliant use of that packaging! So super creative and inventive! It's an exquisite magical card with so many beautiful layers and dreamy colors! I wish I could create such stunning flowers!
    I also have a beautiful surroundings here but I am a bad photographer tee hee :)
    Thanks so much, dear, for sharing your awesome photos with us!
    Big hugs to you! Branka xx

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  58. Hi Pamellia, lovely post today. Gorgeous card. I feel inspired to try and do something with all the patterned paper I never use, who knows. Happy Friday, Angela x

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  59. A gorgeous project Pamellia. Wonderful use of the die packaging and your papers and embellishments are all so pretty. Beautiful photo's and the animal facts are a great addition. Sally.x.

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  60. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges, your project is fab ~ DT MaryAnn

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  61. Beautiful card...love these colors, and all the little elements are so beautiful together! Hugs:)

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  62. A stunning creation. I love the colours and textures and the fact that you used the packaging too. So many beautiful and interesting elements to look at. Enjoy your weekend.
    Lorraine

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  63. What a beautiful and creative repurpose of the thinlits packaging Pamellia! have a lovely weekend! Julia xx

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  64. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. - Eva, Sweetie DT -

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  65. Dear Pamellia! It is a WOWSER! We are always happy to see you at TioT challenge. Big hugs!

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  66. Gorgeous Pamellia, I especially love the pretty lace edge and lovely floral arrangement and what a great idea to decorate a folder.

    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying the spring weather.

    Dionne xx

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  67. Very beautiful card with the cute little angel. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Ribbon Design Team Member

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  68. such a beautiful vintage project! Love your style :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  69. A beautiful card (as usual) and I love the angel wings - and a great piece of recycling too.
    Wonderful photos and the baby squirrel is so cute, you are lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
    Avril xx

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  70. Such a beautiful piece of art Pamellia - I was sitting here open mouthed - literally - looking at all the detail. I love it all and those little wings are totally cute! Thank you so much for entering the OSAAT (AG with wings) Challenge this time, lot of luck to you and I hope you come back again soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

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  71. I've been away for awhile having my blog friend visiting from The Netherlands... It's been a welcome distraction from losing our cat...
    Your card is stunning as always and I just love seeing those photos ... Have a beautiful day!

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  72. WOW WOW WOW! amazingly lovely! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (chipboard!) STASH with us this week! ♥

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  73. I cannot believe a bird built a nest on that fence- how odd!
    Beautiful card and I love those wings! xo

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  74. Wonderfully shabby chic and love the way you used the recycled thinlits packaging. You live in such a beautiful place, I can see where the inspiration for your gorgeous projects comes from. :)

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  75. Beautiful vintage card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon and can't wait to see your next beautiful card or project with us soon. Nancy Hill, Really Reasonable Design Team Member

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  76. Ohhhh, how pretty that frame is! How beautiful with the lacy frame containing all your beautiful elements, Pamellia! The photos capture the winding creativity of Mother Nature so wonderfully - I always enjoy your nature walks. Your squirrels are larger than ours, with much bushier tails. Your angel's wings are full of feathery texture and details - so cute with your cherub angel. Lovely card, Pamellia. Hope your week-end is great - and that your visit with your mom was very enjoyable! love, de

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  77. Beautiful project Pamellia ! Amazing transformation of the thinlits packaging ! Sue C x

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  78. Very beautiful card!
    Thank You so much for joining our challenge at Berry71Bleu :-)

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  79. What a brilliant idea love the beautiful papers and all the embellishments and you think of everything covering the edges with lace love all the beautiful dies and embellishments
    Carol x

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  80. I absolutely love this, Pamellia...and the way you represented wings here. Just divine! Thanks for sharing with us at the Really Reasonable Ribbon "Things With Wings" Challenge!

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  81. Stunning and beautiful project! So gorgeous and detailed! ;-) Love your photo's too....really stunning! ;-) Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71Bleu!

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  82. You make the most amazing cards! Your photos are awesome too

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