Saturday, August 30, 2014

Christmas Wreath

I've always loved wreaths, so have quite a few in my stamp collection. All week I've been trying to decide which one to use for the Merry Monday challenge, so here it is down to the wire, again! Finally decided to go with this berry wreath by Penny Black. It was one of the last stamps I bought before my LSS closed a couple years ago. I stamped it in the beautiful Delicata Golden Glitz which really does look like gold leaf in person. The card is cut from Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles & is stamped with PB Music Background in antique linen Distress Ink. The word die is also PB die cut in gold & cream.  I expected to use the gold one on top, but actually liked it better this way.  
I won a roll of May Arts ribbon when PB did a collaboration with them & this gorgeous iridescent gold is what I picked. I'll add this to the Anything Goes challenge at SSS Wed & the stamps & dies challenge at STAMPlorations.   
I was honored to be asked by 3 people to participate in the Creative Blog Hop, but decided to opt out.  Instead I'm going to show you cards that grabbed my attention but don't have a lot of comments & maybe you'll want to take a minute to check them out & leave some love. Today I've chosen Cat of Cat Luvs Paper.  It's interesting how we connect with various people we've never met.  Cat is a special friend who leaves me sweet comments, sends me happy mail & gave me a WOS pen--probably got tired of me saying I wanted one in every comment I left--LOL!  Here are a couple of my favorites:
http://catluvspaper.blogspot.com/2014/08/another-layered-flower.html
http://catluvspaper.blogspot.com/2014/08/thanks.html
Thanks for taking time to visit my blog.  Enjoy the holiday weekend if you're in the US.

33 comments:

  1. Just love this golden and white card Greta. So very elegant. And Cat's cards are lovely

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  2. Your wreath is so beautiful and delicate .... I love it!! xx

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  3. Your card leaves me with a peaceful joy. The bow definitely made the card joyful and peaceful at the same time. Elegant for sure. - Jim

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  4. Oh what a beautiful gold wreath card I just love it!!!!

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  5. This is so, so elegant, Greta! I love the shaped card and the gold wreath with the beautiful bow! Wow! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  6. Greta this is stunning! That dotty wreath and sheer delicate ribbon are a perfect match, love this!! Off to check out the other two cards. Hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend, it's raining here today ~ boo.

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  7. Stunning wreath card Greta, I love the shape and the gold and white is so elegant. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  8. Greta, your wreath card is GORGEOUS. I may have to CASE to some degree...what a wonderful design. You really rocked it. And, wow, thanks so much for featuring two of my cards, that was so sweet. You are a doll!

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  9. Hello Greta,
    I have to agree with you re your thoughts on meeting cardmakers through this forum, I of course I have been very lucky to have met you in person. How generous of you to take the time to feature a friend and bring her to our notice, I shall pay her a visit. Comments are wonderful to receive and it is always beneficial to meet new creators, I browse constantly I should make the effort to do this act of kindness myself.
    Now to your card....It is a fabulous shape, and so very CAS which you are so very good at.
    Pouring with rain here too.
    Smiles:)
    Sue.

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  10. OH, Greta, this card is simply GORGEOUS!
    The circles work beautifully with the Wonky Rectangle!
    Love the fabulous design, stamping, ribbon, and die-cut sentiment!

    AND...I agree, those two cards by Cat are beautiful!

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  11. Very elegant and stylish card. I'm off to visit with Cat now. Hugs Mrs A.

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  12. Gorgeous cards! Your Christmas card is a real stunner!!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  13. absolutely stunning card, my friend... absolutely stunning!

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  14. Ooooo, what a lovely wreath card! Gorgeous in gold! :)

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  15. What a fantastic holiday card! Very creative and your gold is so festive! love it :)

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  16. Ooooh-weeee! Simply gorgeous! That gold and white is just stunning - Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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  17. This wreath card is gorgeous. I love the big loopy bow...just like you would find on a wreath!

    The colours are so muted and lovely too!

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  18. I love your wreath card, Greta. So fresh and modern. That gorgeous ribbon is the perfect touch! Don't feel bad, I actually missed the deadline by about 1/2 hour. A little over the wire:)

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  19. Your card is stunning Greta, I love every design element you used, so softy and pretty. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  20. Gorgeous card Greta and very stunning. Congrats on your win at Merry Monday.

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  21. Congratulations, Greta! This is a beautifully elegant card - love it!

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  22. Congrats on your well deserved win at Merry Monday, Greta! Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! You couldn't have picked a more beautiful ribbon, too!

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  23. Now that card is DEFINITELY a table-top decoration, Great!! It's really genius in every single detail!! I like Cat's work, too! I think you could do The Creative Blog Hop at any time, if you change your mind. Oh, hey, I just noticed Barb's note above. Congratulations!! I'm not surprised you won with this beautiful card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. Simply beautiful! I love the gold wreath and the gorgeous bow.

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  25. Greta, CONGRATULATIONS on your Merry Monday win! Your card is absolutely stunning! XX

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  26. Your cards are very nice! Your winning card is so elegant, just beautiful! Congrats to you.

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  27. Greta...what a fabulous Christmas card, so classy and very very elegant too. I love all the gold and that bow, breath taking!

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  28. First...I'm so late to cheering, applauding and happy dancing over the beauty of this card that I'm here now to cheer, applaud and happy dance over your win over at Merry Monday! Woo hooo!! Gorgeous card...gold wreath, a lovely script sentiment, a unique shape...winner in every sense of the word, especially in the warm feelings it evokes when I gaze, in awe, at it! How ultra sweet are you to showcase cards that have caught your eye and bring them to our view. Not only have you made the card-makers feel wonderful, but you've introduced us to new sources of inspiration and possible friendships. You are a GEM!! Mega hugs, my friend!!
    ~c

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  29. Gorgeous card Greta, so elegant and pretty & I love how you've used and embroidery hoop.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  30. The wreath with gold sheer ribbon is fabulous...so pretty! Love the "joy" sentiment, too! And, big congrats on your win1:-)

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  31. Congrats with your win on this elegant card, Greta!

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  32. YAY...congratulations, Greta, on your well-deserved win with this beautiful card!
    SO happy for you, my friend! ♥

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  33. How in the world did I miss this exquisite creation, Greta??? I simple adore it and am now here to say Congrats on your win at Merry Monday. So very well deserved and I am very happy for you, my friend.

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