Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Christmas Card & Blogiversary Winner

I put the names in a basket & hubby drew Nat.  We became friends long ago through the Hero Arts Flickr group & she has faithfully followed my blog. I'll be sending her another card & a little gift to celebrate my first 2 years of blogging.  I appreciate all of you--the sweet comments you leave & the inspiration I get from your work.  By the way, I'm always up for exchanging cards.
Logically, one would make cards for challenges in the order they must be posted.  However, it doesn't always work that way for me.  It means deadlines are not always met, including last week's Merry Monday challenge.  I'm still making a holly card, but fortunately have mine done early for Merry Monday Sparkle & Shine with Aqua, White & Silver.  I used Penny Black stamps from yuletide greetings & christmas harmony.  The silvery embossing powder is an old favorite from Stampendous! called Pewter.  It has just a bit of sparkle & I love the shade of silver. For the aqua I used VersaMagic Turquoise Gem.  I wanted the sentiment embossed even though I wasn't using pigment ink.  It's not a problem if you quickly add the embossing powder.  Debated about using color for the sentiment mat & card front, but decided I like the white on white.  
Expected to add
ribbon or twine, but pearls seemed to be all that was needed. Snippets for the sentiment, so will also add this to Pixies Snippets Playground.  Hope your week is going well.
Edited to Add: SSS Wednesday challenge was made for me--LOL! Adding this card with pearls.



58 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Greta, the silver and aqua is so bold and striking, love the sentiment at an angle too!!

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  2. Perfect, Greta! Just perfect! I love this shade of silver too and the pearls give this such an elegance! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. holey moley, greta!! this is absolutely STUNNING!!! CAS perfection!!

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  4. This is stunning! And it took me by surprise ... wasn't expecting Christmas!! hugs.

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  5. This is such a beauty with the diagonal sentiment and the pretty snowflakes! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

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  6. Very pretty card--the pearls really jazz it up! thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet comment.
    :) Marie

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  7. This is one stunning Christmas card Greta!!! I really love this color combo for Christmas!

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  8. What an absolute BEAUTY this is, Greta! OH, the embossing is fabulous!
    I love the pretty color combination & the added pearls!
    You rocked the Merry Monday challenge!

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  9. This is a beautiful card, Greta! I love the way you did the diagonal sentiment and the embossing is perfect!!!

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  10. Stunning card Greta!! I love the colors and your clean design. The sentiment placed on the diagonal is perfect!

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  11. Beautiful card Greta. Love the diagonal sentiment with the white mat. The snowflakes look fabulous.

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  12. This card is fabulous!! Tiffy was telling me tonight that turquoise is her new favorite color. It is an awesome color for Christmas too.

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  13. Totally gorgeous card Greta! I do love the colour combination as well as the sentiment angled across the card.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  14. Gorgeous colour scheme Greta. Lovely card.

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  15. Beautiful card, love that colour combo. Card looks very regal.

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  16. SO beautiful! I love these colors for Christmas cards. You rocked this one, Greta!

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  17. Well, it's a good thing you made this in time because it's gorgeous! The week goes by so fast I realize I missed many challenges. Congrats to Nat!

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  18. Super card. Love everything about it xxx

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  19. Lovely Christmas card! You did a great job with those colors!

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  20. Congrats to Nat!!! Your Christmas card is absolutely gorgeous--perfect placement of those pretty snowflakes, and I adore the colors!

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  21. Greta, this is stunning...I especially love the sentiment at an angle like you did, and so glad you kept it white on white because it is perfect! Thank you for you sweet comments on my blog, how far south are you?

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  22. Gorgeous card, Greta! The pewter and turquoise embossing powders look amazing together!

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  23. This card is so striking in these colors! Awesome card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

    Congratulations to Nat!

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  24. Gorgeous! LOVE those snowflakes!!!

    Deanne :)

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  25. Stunning card! Love the sparkling snowflakes and the turquoise really sets off the sentiment. So, so pretty.

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  26. This is a very lovely card. I liked hearing more about making the card, how you first thought a colored strip of paper would be good... then maybe a ribbon. It is good to know I'm not the only one who goes through these thought processed. I had some very thin ribbon and was bound and determined it would go on my Merry Monday card, but nope, it never made it.

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  27. Heeheehee...you make me laugh Greta!
    I love it!
    it's beautiful and oh so elegant!
    Perfect ;))

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  28. What a Beautiful card Greta! So Gorgeous with the color combination :)

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  29. Lovely card and love your colour take on the card. Glad that you took white on white for the sentiment as it gives a peaceful look, Greta!

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  30. So gorgeous - I[m such a sucker for snowflakes!

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  31. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  32. Hello Greta,
    Congrats to Nat.
    This is a gorgeous card that has a striking palette to the eye,
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  33. Love your beautiful Christmas card! What I really like about it is the non-traditional Christmas colors. It is really lovely, Greta!

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  34. Your card is stunning Greta, so fresh. I love the diagonal sentiment strip. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  35. Beautiful, elegant Christmas design, I love the snowflakes and how the banner goes across on an angle. Take care, Shirleyx

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  36. Beautiful scattering of snowflakes and I really like the sentiment on the diagonal.

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  37. Oh, my, Greta, this is exquisite! I love your layout and the beautiful and delicate snowflakes! Absolutely fabulous!

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  38. Greta, this is a --- hard to find the right adjective...stunning, gorgeous, fantastic....
    Congrats to Nat!

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  39. A very beautiful card, and congrats on 2 years of blogging! Glad you're playing along this week at Merry Monday!

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  40. Stunning! Love every detail, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  41. This is gorgeous. I love how you've got the sentiment diagonally across the card - nice touch.x

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  42. This is elegant!!! What a fabulous card.

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  43. Oh my...not sure how I missed this card, so classy and very elegant, I love your design.

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  44. totally agree that pearls are all this gorgeous card needs. Hugs Mrs A.

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  45. So pretty, Greta! Love the pretty snowflakes and your beautiful sentiment panel! Fantastic card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  46. hi Greta, your blog is such a beautiful place to visit, I love it here :) Thank you so much for including me in your draw as I am very excited to my name was choosen. Please thank hubby for me too!!! :)
    I also wanted to play along in the Merry Monday Challenges, I like the thought of having all my Christmas Cards made before December. Your design is very elegant with the added pearls and frosty color combo. Beautiful :)

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  47. Yay, Greta! This beautiful card is our Merry Monday Winner for this week. If you would like to be our Guest Designer for next week, email me at bonklass at gmail dot com and I'll send you the information!

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  48. A beautiful classic card, Great! I just love it!! And I love that you used snippets and that Simon put pearls out for his challenge-just for you!! And, mostly, I love that your beautiful card is in the front window as a WIN over at MM!!! Congratulations!!! Hugs, Darnell

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  49. Back to say CONGRATULATIONS on your win and GD ! This is a beauty!

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  50. WOW! I absolutely LOVE this card, so seeing it selected as the Merry Monday winner just made perfect, awesome sense! gorgeous in every way - and now you'll be a GD, so more Greta-greatness coming our way! I sent you a note about my slow commenting (more internet/blogger issues...cold weather, perhaps),so hopefully *that* made an arrival! Off to catch up on your dazzling delights...Hugs~c

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  51. Gorgeous card!! Love the snowflakes! Fab embossing!! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  52. Congrats on your win Greta, such a gorgeous card.

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  53. Congrats on your well deserved win for this GORGEOUS card, Greta! This card is sure to bring a smile to the recipient, too!

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