Friday, July 11, 2014

Coworker card





Boy are we having a heat wave! My friend, Martha, laughs at my definition of hot, but I'm sure I'll see Mona coming around the corner any minute--LOL! OK, it's not as hot as Phoenix, but when we're predicted to stay above 90 degrees for at least 7 days, that's hot around here! 
My favorite coworker is changing jobs & today was her last day at our office. Last night after Fritz went into his crate for bed, I set about making her a card.  I had checked the challenges at Freshly Made Sketches & Colour Me, so had an idea of what I wanted to do.  I found 2 pieces of printed paper in the right colors & used Lil' Inkers & MFT dies to cut them. MFT felt & rolled rose die made the embellishment. The sentiment is from MFT Peaceful Wildflowers & is stamped in Distress Ink dusty concord which I also splattered on the card front using my water brush. Super simple, but just couldn't get twine or ribbon to look right. Fortunately I had a purple gem that matched. I'm also entering at SSS Monday. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.  I love reading your comments.

23 comments:

  1. perfect take on the color combo and the sketch, greta... love those stitched dies!!

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  2. CAS is my kind of style...very nice Greta and the rolled flower is perfect. I think your friend will treasure this card!

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  3. Terrific CAS card for your co-worker Greta, bet she loved it! This is a goofy summer weather wise. It's been in the high 70's and very low 80's which is unusual for July here. They predict a high of 69 next week...crazy!

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  4. Wow...fabulous card Greta! I love your card and how used these beautiful colors. Sorry to hear about your heat wave...would you please send some my way. Thanks a bunch and enjoy your weekend.

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  5. A lovely card Greta - so elegant! Jo x

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  6. Very pretty Greta. The CAS look is stunning as are the colours

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  7. Beautiful & elegant clean style. I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

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  8. Clean and fresh elegance Greta. Excellent.

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  9. Greta, this is such a clean beautiful card. I love your felt rose and the splatters on the bg. Nicely put together.

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  10. Beautiful card! Your co-worker will love it!

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  11. Love that rose, Greta, and she will love it too! The whole card is beautiful and hope to get the knack of sprinkles like you do it!!

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  12. Simple but so classy! Love that little flower!

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  13. Greta I know your co-worker appreciated your work and thoughtfulness! It's always extra special to receive a handmade card!

    I won't complain about how hot it is after how cold I was last winter! :-) Hang in there!

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  14. Love how you kept your card simple, yet elegant. And the felt rose – omg, that's so pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    Julia
    CMCC Design Team

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  15. I just love your card Greta!
    It is always so difficult to achieve simple beauty!
    xx

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  16. Lovely take on the colour challenge with the two fishtails and the rolled flower!

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  17. Lovely CAS design . Love your banners and the little flower is gorgeous. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

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  18. This is really sweet, Greta. That little flower just stands out against the pretty banners in the background x

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  19. Looks wonderful and I just love the flower and gem you used on this!

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  20. So simple and pretty, love the little flower :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you in the gallery again soon!!!

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  21. I don't do well in the heat either! Growing up in Vancouver anything over 25C, forget it! So you have my sympathy there for sure :)
    This is a purely beautiful card for your coworker! Love the sentiment & that flower!

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  22. Heat isn't exactly my 'friend' either, but because hot weather happens here so infrequently, I'm rather enjoying it )mainly because it's another reason to stay inside and craft *grin*). Your card for your co-worker: sooo pretty and I know she loves it, as do I! That sentiment is charming - and for the record, I'm incredibly happy that YOU are my friend! Wish we lived closer...
    Hugs~c

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