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:

Rosemary said...

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

Colleen said...

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

Lisa said...

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!

Kim Heggins said...

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.

Dotty Jo x said...

A lovely card Greta - so elegant! Jo x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card!!

Dawn Turley said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Irish Cherokee said...

Clean and fresh elegance Greta. Excellent.

Cat Craig said...

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

Maria said...

Beautiful card! Your co-worker will love it!

Shirley said...

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!!

Bonnie said...

Simple but so classy! Love that little flower!

~Tammy~ said...

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!

Julia Altermann said...

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

alexandra s.m. said...

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

walchowDesign said...

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

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

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

Karen M said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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

Hayley Kew said...

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!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

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!

cm said...

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