Friday, May 13, 2016

Missing You - Faux Wood Background video

Hello Everyone!

Today I am here with a card I put together that was inspired by the challenge over at Creative Carte Blanche. Their theme this month is "Wood...A Word....Something Wild". With such a talented design team and stiff competition, I wanted to do something a little different, so I decided to make my own wood!! And at popular demand, I finally video'd it!! (is that a word?) Hope you enjoy.





Just in case they weren't thrilled with my fake wood, I added this sweet little wooden bird...and it doubles as my WILD portion as well. Also for WILD, I tried to go for a wild nature type of feeling for this one with dark tones and wild floral patterns. I also added some lace, but that was really just for me! lol 



Dies used are Spellbinders Lattice, Sizzix Tabs and Tags, Cheery Lynn Leaf Flourish, Cuttlebug Kindness. Papers are from Maja Design, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and everything else is from my stash.









UPDATE:
My card won awards in the following wonderful challenges:


    

  

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Thanks so much to all the ladies who helped me identify the Star Magnolia tree, it's nice to be able to put a name with the wonderful plants and trees! Can you do it again ladies?? I have a few mystery trees and plants today. This first group of trees is right outside my front door, little white flowers, so pretty!!



OK, so this is just an artsy-fartsy shot of my white trees at night under the lamp, as seen from my balcony, but still pretty right! I mean look at those super creepy shadows!


life is getting green...


I SAW A LADYBUG!!!! AHHHHH! FUN!


This tree is out back, it's much taller than the ones outside the front door, and the flowers are bigger too. I tried to Google it, but there are so many that look the same...I'm completely lost!


And how about this one ladies?? It looks a bit like a dandelion, only it's about 4 feet tall, yikes!



Beautiful day at the lake today. Lots of baby ducks! How freaking cute are they!


I wasn't the only one enjoying the lake - this is a young House Sparrow enjoying the view.


**special photograph**

CALL ME CRAZY, BUT IS THAT A BUDGIE UP THERE MAKING FRIENDS WITH A GRACKLE!!! WHAT THE...!!


coffee shot...


Lots of babies on my walk today. This little gal was so tiny, she hasn't even grown in her fur yet!


This gal was a bit bigger, but look at that face. Don't you just adore these creatures!


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.


82 comments:

  1. Wow!! What a beautiful card Pamellia! I loved the white tree too and those little birds, the coffee shot...and cute squirrel! :)
    Suchi xx

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  2. Love love love it!!!! You make Lovely cards!

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  3. Super photos again Pamellia, I spent some time around the garden and paddocks yesterday taking some as everywhere looks so beautiful at the moment, just need to blog them now. As always a stunning creation.

    B x

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  4. It's another wowser Pamellia! Thanks also for great video! Hugs!

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  5. Thank you for the video. It really does look just like wood.

    Beautiful photographs as always and so kind of you to share them with us

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. What a stunning card Pamellia - love the dimension, and the way you can take grunge and add lace and flowers and it looks gorgeous.
    Yes that is a budgie in the tree - what beautiful colours it has!
    Love your photos.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Hi Pamellia
    You always please me with your work your card is beautiful ,i love everything about it .
    Thank you for the video i intend to watch it later with a well earned coffee and no interruptions awww bliss !.
    Big Hugs
    Elaine H X

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  8. Hi Pamellia,

    WOW! Stunning creation, I so love your wood, so realistic, I will take a look at the video later.

    Brilliant photos, sorry cant help with any of the plants but I love your squirrel shots and that budgie!!! He must have escaped surely lol!!
    Have a great weekend

    Love hugs

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

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  9. I loved your video Pamellia..that's why mine went wrong..too bigger space to fill with the paint on top of the glue...now I get it..thank you for your tutorial. Your card is just devine..all the different elements that go so perfectly together..beautiful..and lovely to finally see some blossoms and baby ducks..cute squirrels and never seen a yellow lady bug before..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  10. OMG girl are you talented!!!!!!!!!! I love3 love love your wood effect!!! so want to try that one out, thanks for the video hunny, love the rest of the card as well of course, beautiful photo's, but not a clue on the trees, bushes this time lol, enjoy your weekend hun, hugs Liz xx

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  11. Stunning card Pamellia, I absolutely adore that wood effect you create so much. Wow looks like you're in some tropical paradise with that budgie there!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  12. Fantastic piece of crafting today, and wonderful photos, my fave is the one with the budgie, so cute! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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  13. Amazing card! It's beautiful...
    Thanks for sharing us at Card mania challenge!
    *Dess*

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  14. Pamellia you are the queen of beautiful and delicate. Only you could use those colours and come up with something so elegant and amazing, love it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  15. Lovely project I love this vintage style! Congrats for this stunning photos! Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again . Hugs Beatriz GDT

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  16. Thud!! That's the sound of my jaw dropping when I saw this amazing card, Pamellia!! Oh my, how I absolutely adore the wood background!! That there's a video - squeal!! I love, love the layers and all of the amazing details you added!! Everything is perfect!! Every card you make is a work of art!! I love, love, love this!! And oh, what beautiful pictures!! That Budgie is gorgeous!! What an amazing shot!! The little furry girls are so sweet!! And the trees are beautiful!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend!! Happy Friday!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  17. Magically fabulous card. It's absolutely more than a card, Pamellia. Love all on it. Nice to see that you've got real Spring there. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos🐝
    Have a happy weekend, my friend ♥♥♥

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  18. WOW, you always have amazing inspiration here and today's is another gorgeous creation.
    Lovely photos and I can imagine the surprise when you saw the budgie.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. Your projects, videos and pictures are so stunning. They are a breath of fresh air every time I read your posts. No matter where you live we all have beauty that surrounds us. It is all in the beholder. You just have to look or as they say, stop and smell the roses. Thanks for sharing all your beauty.

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  20. What a brilliant tecnique Pamellia...who needs crackle paint eh! Your card is drop dead gorgeous..I love this one. I think the tree under the ladybird photo could be a Blackthorn.....? Lovely to see the sunshine your end and your beautiful nature photos.....I'm so glad you got your camera and joined the world of outdoor photography. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs xx

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  21. What a beautiful card, Pamellia! I am always in awe at how well you layer everything. I love the faux wood and the video showing how it was done. Such a treat for you to have such wonderful wildlife to view each day. Funny story--I just planted a large container by my front door with some flowering plants. The next day, they were all uprooted by one of my squirrels! Not to worry. I re-planted everything, put a ceramic frog in the container and a metal fairy butterfly. Seems to have done the trick. No one has dug up anything! lol

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  22. Yes, I am thrilled that you created this video! No need for me to visit RedBox tonight, when I have two of your videos waiting for me! Tee hee... This is one of my favorite cards you have ever made. I adore these colors and the gorgeous design! Beautiful and most inspirational. Hugs, Autumn

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  23. Wow love your card and how you created the faux wood . Thanks for a easy to follow video may give it a try later. Awesome photos of your surroundings and wild life.

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  24. What a fabulous creation. My iPad is playing silly b****rs at the moment so will watch your video later. What on Earth was that budgie doing up there?! Super cute squirrels. Have a wonderful weekend. Cara x

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  25. Lovely card Pamellia. Loving your videos too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela x

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  26. Wow, just wow!! This is just awesome from beginning to end. I have so much to do today and none of it is getting done 'cause I gotta try your awesome faux wood tech! AND!!!! you invented a word. That is just the icing on the wood, word, wild challenge. ;-) BTW, of course we're thrilled with your wood element. I appreciate the little added bird (because I LUV birds), but you'll find a lot of grace in this place for your own artistic interpretation. SO happy you're joining us for Creative Carte Blanche!

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  27. You've done a wonderful job making the wooden background, it looks amazing and I just love how you've coloured it. It tones in perfectly with the image and I really like how all of the separate elements have come together to produce an exquisite piece of art. I wish you a wonderful weekend. Warm crafty hugs, Sandra :) X X

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  28. Wow!what a wonderful card the details are amazing and especially the wooden background, loving everything about it.
    Your photos are just amazing, how delightful to capture the Mrs Duck (not Ang) and her little family. Thanks for sharing them Pamellia, Kate x

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  29. And the entire crafty world rejoiced! At last, the faux wood video emerges! Like so many, I am ecstatic about this! THANK YOU for taking the time to make it and for sharing so much of your crafty brilliance with us. :o) The wood is spectacular and I love all of the beauty you've set atop it. The vintage image is gorgeous and I am simply enamored with the soft trims and blossoms... they are always especially stunning with wooden backgrounds. (Except now wooden paper isn't pretty enough for me.. I need to make your wood! Eeeep!) The little birdie is darling. I have no doubt your card will be loved by the DT of the challenge you were inspired by, my dear friend! This is yet another masterpiece. Thank you for the inspiration, Pamellia! You are one of a kind. :o)
    And as always, I adore your nature photos with all of my heart! Each one brings a smile to my heart. Thank you for filling our days with so much beauty. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  30. Super gorgeous Pamelia. Love that wood background and that gorgeous image on the piece DP bottom right. Super !!
    Hugs Veerle

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  31. Wow..Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs    
    Berni,DT
    open-mindedcraftingfun.

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  32. Beautiful card Pamellia and another wonderful video to watch. The music is so relaxing on it too.
    Have a great weekend, Julie x

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  33. WOW Pamellia I am afraid I am in the position of being lost for words, there are just not enough to be able to convey how this awesome creation makes me feel all I can say is that it is out of this world beautiful, quite simply breathtaking, as always the detail is amazing, love your pictures you capture so much beauty in your camera lens, the trees, the scenes and of course those sweet little critters, you have passed on a bit of your magical world to me today Pamellia, thank you
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  34. A stunning card Pamellia, fabulous dimension and wonderful technique. Thank you for sharing your video, I will check it out over the weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  35. OMG, Pamellia, you have outdone even yourself with this utterly stunning piece of art! It's actually a masterpiece of art! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your fabulous faux wood technique! I am always smiling when watching your awesome videos because they are so relaxing, so inspirational and so unique!
    You are really one of a kind, my friend! Your card is spectacular, every detail is a piece of art! I adore every single inch of it!
    What can I say about your photos, it's a pure art! Visiting your blog is always a great pleasure like reading a favourite book! Thank you, Pamellia!
    Big hugs and lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  36. Stunning creation Pamellia! I love all of the details and your gorgeous wood planks, fab video also! Great pictures, the ducklings are so cute!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  37. Oh Pamellia another show stopper you have created today. Every element is so Faboulas look forward to opening my blog and seeing your work their, sets me up for the day.
    Fab pics once again.
    Best wishes
    Jules xx

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  38. Stunning creation again Pamellia. Love all the details and thank you for showing how to do realistic wood, must try this.
    Fabulous photos again, spring is well on it`s way to you now.
    Pam x

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  39. This is so beautiful Pamellia, so much gorgeous detail and softness
    Kevin xx
    Kevin xx

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  40. Amazing card Pamellia. LOVE your faux wood technique. Thanks so much for making the video!

    Lovely pictures from your walk. Thanks for sharing. xx

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  41. Gorgeous card Pamellia in such wonderful color combo! Thanks for the tutorial, just finished watching it, and gave it a thumb up :)
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  42. Rustic yet elegant...a real beauty!

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  43. I wanted to save the video so I could watch it in the morning and it is brilliant. I think I am going to be putting faux wood on everything now! Your card is stunning and how clever are you to create your own wood for CCB - seriously, it is amazing!!! Your card, of course, is stunning too! You are such an inspiration!

    Your animal (and bird) photos are always a delight to see, I just love the baby squirrel and the gorgeous little ducklings. The budgie is so funny - a few years back a couple got loose in the south of England and now there is a whole colony of them - the human residents are none too pleased though....

    Hmmm, I am completely stumped on the first tree (it is really beautiful !) but the second one looks like a Cherry Blossom to me, and the 4ft tall one looks a bit like an Allium, they do grow very tall (the flowers are usually purple or white) and they leave a beautiful skeleton behind. The tufty grass looks like Pampas Grass but I don't think I have ever seen them growing so near water...

    Thank you for a wonderful post Pamellia, I really enjoyed it today! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Anne...for the kind words and for your help identifying some of these plants! happy weekend :)

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  44. Stunning piece Pamellia!!
    I just love all of your nature shots! that ladybug one is a favorite!
    Happy weekend!
    xo Jackie

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  45. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, I do so love your work.

    Love the photos, the tree is an amelanchier canadensis, I'm sure. The other tree with the bigger flower could be a fruit tree, maybe apple? Sorry don't know the others.

    Your photos are just a joy and the birds - well, you have a great selection of them. Love the budgie and the crow?

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    1. Thanks so much Faith! It's a budgie and a Grackle. Grackles look very similar to crows when they're in the shade. They have the same body type, but the Grackle is quite a bit smaller and when the sun hits it, you can see the blue head. hugs :)

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  46. OMG, I'd like to see what you call stiff competition! This is another beauty-- maybe one of my faves of yours (I can't help it, I love woodgrain...).
    Haha, I bet you blinked 5 times before you believed your eyes on the budgie! My folks had a budgie for a while that they found hanging out on their fence! :)

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  47. OMGoodness, Pamellia, I didn't know where to look first - the card or the photos. Everything is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining in our "Thinking of You" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie

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  48. Just when I think you've hit the top...Oh my gosh, this is so gorgeous! The papers are spectacular and look at all the fun textures! I LOVE the background and can't wait to watch the video! The flowers and all the details are amazing as always! Fabulous inspiration my friend!
    Your pictures are all so beautiful! The little ducklings are the sweetest! The birdies are enjoying the spring like weather as are the adorable squirrels! I love all your morning coffee shots~so jealous of where you live....you much beauty!
    Have a super day! We are only in the 40's this wknd, ugh! Really looking forward to some warm temps!
    Sherrie K

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  49. Beautiful beautiful card. And what a FABULOUS faux wood video tutorial too Pamellia. Your card makes me think of your Mom's visit and how you are missing her right now. The colors and the layers are just WONDERFUL. I love that pit of "trellis" to go with your wood too!

    And of course, I adore all your photos. So unique and so well done. My favorite is the lady bug - what a spectacular shot. And the budgie - dear me - I wouldn't have believed it!!! And that night shot of the white tree - splendid. And, of course, it wouldn't be right without your squirrel babies. I sooo love reading your posts! XXj.

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  50. Pamellia, that card is gorgeous! Love the image and the fantastic faux wood background. I'm going to have a looksy at the video in a minute (because your vid's are always fabulous!) but just wanted to say a big thank you for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls this fortnight for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. We'd love to see you play along again next challenge. Love your photos of Spring emerging too. Your lil' patch of the world looks so idyllic! Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

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  51. Back again... Awesome video Pamellia!! I love the way you did the crackle effect without using crackle paint! So clever. Lovely to see you in action. You are a talented lady, no doubt about it! Love the finished look. Hugs, Wends x

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  52. Love all of the details and layers on this! I think your faux wood looks fabulous and I love all of the texture you were able to put in this.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Tag It! challenge.

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  53. Beautiful card Pamellia. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

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  54. Yippee! Another amazeballs video and video'd is a word, at least my autocorrect thinks it is so it shall be. Lol! Totally diggin this wild grungy look and the faux wood is brilliantly done! I had to watch the video more than once just to let it soak in. Do you use string for the added texture or is it yarn or ...? Just curious because Ilike the texture it does add. So many fantabulous tidbits to see! Bravo and awesome sauce Bubbles! Hugz to you muffin! ~Nili

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    1. Haha! I was so enthralled with your design I spelled my and wrong. Hugz! ~Doc

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    2. Thanks so much Doc. It's actually basket filler that I got at the flower store. It's a natural fibre and I just love the way it looks peeking out from under the tags. hugs to you :)

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  55. Wonderful card ... Great video my friend!

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  56. Stunning and breathtaking, as is everything you create Pamellia. This is so completely beautiful. So full of billowing soft lovely layers. I just love it. Thanks for the video too. It was so enjoyable to watch your process and learn that technique. I had never seen it done that way before, but you can be sure I'll be doing that a LOT now. I'm always so happy to see you join in the Creative Carte Blanche challenges. You're such an inspiration to us all.

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  57. A gorgeous card Pamellia. I love the mix of the rough texture and delicate girly elements to create a vintage feel to the card. The way you build up your layers is fabulous and every wonderful little detail is perfectly placed. The video is brilliant, thank you. I always struggle with the crackle effect but will give it another go.
    Your photos are beautiful. It's lovely seeing all the babies out and about xx

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  58. Lovely card. The fake wood is fabulous. Love all the layers and textures. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck. Debi TT DT

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  59. Your card is just beautiful, the attention detail is stunning.
    Love how you included your video. Plus your photos of the trees etc are just beautiful.I will be joining your blog.
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/
    Debbie DT

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  60. Hi Pamellia, Thanks for your visit, and I zipped over to enjoy your stunning card. TFS the video of how you created the wood, it's absolutely such a beautiful look. Especially with all the wonderful embellishments you've added to make it so unusual & pretty. Also very much enjoyed the springtime photos you've added of the areas where you live. Superb photos, and now off to enjoy your video tutorial. TFS (and I'm already a follower of your great blog!) Hugs

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  61. I become so absorbed in your nature shots, that I get to the end of the post and realise that I have completely forgotten about your card! Your blossom photographs are stunning and so artistic, wow!

    Your card is beautiful, as always. Lots of fabulous layers and so much to look at, things hidden away amidst the layers. Thank you for the 'wood' video, I have been waiting soooooooo long for this tutorial and I was not disappointed. I really want to try this, but I need to do a bit of shopping first.

    Thank you so much.

    Dionne xx

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  62. Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk

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  63. I just ADORE all of the layers! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  64. another amazing technique filled card, but sorry, I got so distracted by the baby squirrels! Oops! Before I forget that prickly looking thing looks like a dried agapanthus, but I could be wrong. The white flowers remind me of our pear tree, but that was a lifetime ago, so again, I wouldn't place any stock in that.

    Now for this card...WOW!Love your wood, and so very happy you have made a video and shared with us so freely your talents and skills once again. I'm saving both your recent videos for when I actually have a good chunk of free time. Love, Love, LOVE that polka dot ribbon and that wisp of lattice! Oh, heck, it's all gorgeous! You are SOOOOO talented! Big hugs to you!

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  65. Hi Pamellia
    Another divine creation from the House of Johnson. Just beautiful!
    Viewing on my phone so will have to look at the trees on a bigger screen but one does look like cherry blossom.
    Of course ducks are the cutest thing on the planet lol! Is that budgie an escapee or are they indigenous to the area lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

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  66. Pamellia...once again my jaw is on the floor. Your cards are in a class all by themselves! I adore everything you've ever made. And the pictures you've shared are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your art and your world with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche. It's such a treat!

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  67. wow Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  68. Absolutely stunning -by the time I get to the end of the comments I have forgotten what to say lol and keep scrolling up and down-I have bookmarked the video to savour every minute-beautiful budgie I used to have an aviary and breed these
    Carol x

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  69. meant to say think the dandelion looking plant is an allium seedhead
    Carol x

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  70. Okay - so expect to see wood effect on everything I do now!!! I loVe this card - those layers just look so amazing! Great photos - a budgie!!! and ducklings…YAY! Hugs,Chrisx

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  71. Pamela...stunning...gorgeous! Your creation is so shabby chic and right up my alley! LOVE LOVE LOVE your texture and all the elements...Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Carte Blanche!

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  72. Congratulations on your win at Card Mania! Woo Hoo and well deserved! Big hugs!

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  73. Congrats on your well deserved Top 5 at Southern Girls Pamellia. Love, love, LOVE this gorgeous card! Hugs, Wends x

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  74. Oh wow, your project is fantastic! I just keep staring at it 'cause it's so beautiful! Your card is really a piece of art and I love everything about it! Great video about making faux wood - thanks for it! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, good luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT
    Handmade By Hanne

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  75. Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for the video tutorial, too. I'm pinning it because I LOVE how your boards turned out!! Congrats on being a top pick at Open Minded Challenges (I stopped by after checking out the winners page).

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