Saturday, March 1, 2014

Deck the Halls--yes, another Christmas card!

I love making Christmas cards & have always worked on them throughout the year.  Now it's even more fun since there are always challenges to inspire me.  
I failed to get my holly card done for the previous Merry Monday challenge, but that's OK since emboss resist is one of my favorite techniques & just what I wanted to use for a card with Impression Obsession Holly Branch, F8786 & Deck the Halls, B3828 for the IO current challenge. I used Distress Ink victorian velvet & iced spruce--non-traditional colors, but I think they work for an elegant card.  The embossing folder is Cuttlebug & I added shimmer with my new (thanks to Cat!) Wink of Stella pen.  
May use this layout again with traditional colors--pretty quick to make.  I love hearing what you think, so let me know.
Yesterday was great--wonderful weather for our drive to see the puppies who are now 6 weeks old. Snapped this picture of Mt Jefferson through the car window as we were on the freeway, but you can get an idea of how beautiful it is.  The puppies have grown, of course, & are more active & vocal.  
We tried to compare the boys a bit more this time, but couldn't pick ours yet.  2 weeks & he's coming home with us--can't believe it's almost here!  Off to work--hope you have a wonderful weekend.




20 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Greta, and how fun to look forward to your little four legged creature to come home!!

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  2. Awwww! That puppy is a cutie. I can't get over how stark white Mt. Jefferson is. No fooling, there is some snow there. Your elegant holly card is perfectly wonderful. I like the non-traditional colors.

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  3. Lovely card Greta and that bow ~ SWOON!! Look at that sweet little Schnauzer face...LOVE!

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  4. Beautiful emboss resist on this card, Greta! Gorgeous bow, too!!!
    Thanks for sharing these photos with us...what a cutie he is!

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  5. I love the non traditional colors on Christmas cards. Your card is so beautiful. The white holly and bow are perfect together!

    You'll laugh when you see my blog post today!! Too funny! Yesterday really was a fabulous day. That little puppy is so cute. I can't wait to see the little guy you bring home. I might need to chit chat with you about having a puppy.

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  6. Love your photos...what a sweet little puppy! Your card is amazing, such a wonderful color combination too, so different for Christmas but I really love it!

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  7. Your card is gorgeous, love those swirled greys and pinks. The bow is lush and a perfect decoration. I also love the subtle texture of the dry embossing. Glad you are enjoying your wink of stella. And last but not least, what an adorable face that pup has.

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  8. I love your Christmas card! It's so beautiful!!! :) I love the sweet photo of you and the pup too!

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  9. Beautiful card and photos Greta! Such a sweet puppy!!!! Being the dog lover that I am, I would NEED / WANT the whole litter! :)

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  10. Such a lovely and unique card, Greta! Nothing like "puppy love" too!

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  11. very pretty, greta... iced spruce and victorian velvet look fantastic together! and that puppy??? absolutely adorable!

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  12. I love the non traditional colours of this Christmas card . Very elegant. A new puppy how exciting. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. What a wonderful card Greta!
    I am so happy for you, that picture of you and the precious puppy is precious!!

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  14. Gorgeous Christmas card...LOVE IT! It's so soft and pretty with beautiful bow! Awww...and look at the little darling puppy! I'm sure you can't wait to get the little darling home with you!

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  15. A gorgeous card, Greta - love the colours, the images and yes, your Wink of Stella glitter! The star of the post, however, is the photo of you holding that darling, adorable puppy! Eeeeee...so excited for you to be bringing home a new little schnauzer (or two *grin*) Puppy fun and frolic just waiting to be had! Yayyyy!!!! Hugs~c

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  16. Elegant indeed! Gorgeous, love how the bow and leaf cluster work together. And what a cutie patootie! So excited for you, Greta.

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  17. Really pretty! Love the soft look of the distress inks. Great for a holiday card for next year! And such a cute puppy, excited for you. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  18. Gorgeous card Greta, I simply love those shades of color you blended!!

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  19. I realized you might have given an update that I missed since I've gotten behind in my visits and sure enough there you are! Another sensational card and oh my, that's gorgeous photo of you and the puppy ......awwwwwwww! This is going to be so fun going through the whole experience with you ~ I'll try to keep current, lol. Feel free to email me puppy pictures any time!! Hugs, Darnell

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