Saturday 7 March 2015

Pamellia is guesting today - wow!


This morning we have pleasure in introducing you to one of our Top 3 winners from a previous challenge - Pamellia of My Little Craft Things.  Pamellia may be known to you already, she is definitely carving out a name for herself with her wonderful crafty makes...

Hello Everyone! My name is Pamellia Johnson and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wonderful husband and our two little girls, Scully (a teacup Maltese) and Pebbles (a black teacup Pomeranian).

I have been crafting in some form or another ever since I was a little kid, thanks to my very creative and talented Mom. I've dabbled in all sorts of crafts, but I think my true passion is handmade cards. I have only recently tried my hand at mixed media art and altered items, but I instantly fell in love with the messy side of crafting!

When Chris asked me to be a Guest Designer, I was just so honoured and excited. When she told me March 2nd would be their 2nd blogiversary, I knew I had to take advantage of the Anything Goes theme to help them celebrate. So in honour of Country View's Birthday, here is my very first ever steampunk project, a birthday card for my dear ole Dad!

I really wanted the card to have a creaky castle feel, so I slathered up a piece of cardboard with texture paste and used a variety of paints to achieve a old stone wall look. I decided to make the sentiment a hidden element, so I made a little tag and tucked it in between the paper layers. All of my gears were hand made from crafter's clay and treated with a rust technique using various metallic paints. Lots of grit, lots of grime, lots of fun!!

Thank you so much to the Country View team for inviting me to spend a day with them. If you would like to see more photos and details, please visit me at My Little Craft Things.

Wow!  Fabulous textures and a stunning design Pamellia, thank you so much!

If you like steampunk then why not let us see your techniques?  We want to see all genres so, whatever your passion, please share it with us by joining in our challenge.

Don't forget, we are awarding TWO £20 shop vouchers this month to celebrate our 2nd Blogaversary, both generously donated by our sponsor, Country View Crafts online shop.  We will also be awarding some BLOG CANDY to one lucky visitor who leaves a comment on our main launch post.

Have a wonderful weekend, we hope you manage to get some crafting done!  Doreen will be back on Monday so we hope to see you again then.

Chris and the team xxx


  1. Great to see Pamellia guesting at CVC, a wonderfully talented crafter! A great male card Pamellia... Steampunk Is there no end to your talents? Lol. Nikki xxx

  2. Wow Pamellia, you do Steampunk with such style. Great textures and interest on your card, which I am sure your dad will love. Congrats on GD.
    Julie xx

  3. Hi Pamellia ! I knew Steampunk style couldn't resist in your talented hands! It's a beautiful strong card, I love it!

  4. Congrats on GD, Pamellia! You are the one of those artists who can go with any style and create a master piece! Thank you for the great inspiration! Fabulous post!
    Branka xxx

  5. Great card Pamelia and well done for being a guest on the blog xx

  6. Hi Pamila congrats on you GD spot fabulous steam punk /vintage cars.

  7. Fabulous steampunk card Pamellia. Loving all the great textures and your handmade elements.

  8. Go Pamellia - this is a work of steampunk art!! Love what you've done - now off to see the close ups on your blog :)
    Georgie xx

  9. Wow, your first steampunk style card and what a little masterpiece, really fantastic!! Hugs, Kerstin

  10. I've come by way of Pamellia's blog, and if you haven't gotten there yet, you will be in for even more of a treat as you find out the method behind her marvelous steampunk card. I can think of no one better for Country View challenges to have picked as their Guest Designer for their 2nd anniversary than this versatile, extremely talented lady! Bravo, Pamellia! Hugs!

  11. Oh wow Pamelia!! Just gorgeous! I love your textures!!!

  12. Pamellia's makes really are the best, she rocks.

  13. So great to see the mega talented Pamellia as a GD here at CVC. Every one of her handmade projects is exquisite and jaw dropping. Love her take on Steampunk:-) xxx

  14. Superb steampunk style Pamellia! All those textures look scrummy and so tactile. Wonderfully embellished. Congrats on your guest design spot. Nicola x

  15. Thank you so much to everyone for all of the wonderful comments both here and on my blog and a big thank you to Country View Challenges and to Chris for inviting me to spend the day with them and help to celebrate this wonderful occasion! Big hugs Pamellia :)


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