Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fritz, Decorations & One Layer Cards

This is the life! Fritz loves to take over the bed when we get up & this morning hubby covered him with the quilt so I snapped a picture.  I call him my angel dog & so far he's keeping the title. He watched me decorate the tree & just sniffed at the lights & decorations--no grabbing them--yah!  Speaking of decorations, thought I'd show you 2 of my treasures. My grandmother did not appear to be the crafty type, but she certainly could be.  She made jewel Christmas trees for all of us one year, so I now have mine, my mom's & the one she kept for herself.  Isn't it beautiful?!  I also have some ornaments she made which I photographed on an antique plate she gave me.

I do have a card to show you.  Most of my cards are one of a kind, but knew I needed something quick, easy & flat for hubby to send his newly found cousins.  I used my very old DeNami holly leaves & a Penny Black sentiment.  I'm entering One Layer Christmas Card ChallengeSSS MondayLori's Christmas/Winter Challenge #2Penny Black & More & Retro Rubber.
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31 comments:

  1. Your Grandmother made the most beautiful tree Greta, what a lovely keepsake.

    And your collection of cards are very elegant.

    B x

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  2. Great cards Greta and I love the Christmas tree your Grandmother made and the Christmas baubles how beautiful. It is so nice to have something so special to keep, it is so full of wonder I reckon each time you look you see something new.
    Fritz is like our Jake (companion dog from guide dog assoc for my daughter). He does love to snuggle down under the duna and will lay there just staring at us as if to say 'what? What ? You want me to move?' So much a member of the family.

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  3. Beautiful cards and decorations! Our cat (Custard) hardly even seems to know the tree in is the room. Last night he curled up right by it and looked so cute! Jo x

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  4. So pretty! Love the touch of sparkle on the holly berries! What a treasure you have there with your grandmother's creations! I have some of my grandfather's old office supplies and I was wondering what to do with them... but something like this would be cool! Hmm... after the holidays perhaps.

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  5. Beautiful tree and ornaments with lovely sentiment attached. And our Cooper loves to snuggle on our bed, too! Never thought I would allow that, but he is such a love bug! Merry Christmas!!

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  6. oh my goodness!! fritz looks so cute all snuggled up in bed!! the ornaments and the jeweled tree are lovely... what a wonderful reminder of your grandmother!! your one layer Christmas cards are just fabulous!

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  7. How precious! Love these heirlooms and Fritz is too cute for words!!
    Love your one layer cards dear Greta!
    xx

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  8. Oh, those ornaments are gorgeous! And your card is wonderful -- so CAS & perfect!

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  9. Fritz is so adorable Greta! Those ornaments and tree are amazing! Your cards are so very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Beautiful heirlooms!!!Fritz is awesome!!!Love your cards!!!

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  11. AWWWWW look how cozy Fritz looks!! Your grandmother's artwork and ornaments are amazing, what treasures to have. Speaking of treasures, hubby's cousins will find some in their mailboxes!! Pretty cards!

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  12. Your card is simple but very classy! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!Barbarayaya

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  13. Lovely cards Greta!
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more.
    Merry Christmas;-))m

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  14. Such gorgeous Christmas projects from your grandmother. Mine made similar ornaments as well. That is a great mass produced flat card. Those old stamps to the rescue! Hello to Fritz!

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  15. Fritz looks very cosy and set for the day. It's a lovely photo. The pieces your grandmother made are real treasures and very beautiful indeed. Your cards look very elegant Greta. I like DeNami stamps. Barbxx

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  16. Gorgeous holly leaf card! Fritz is a cutie and what an awesome jewelry tree your grandmother made. Thank you for linking to my challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

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  17. Thanks for sharing! My Mom's had a red background too! It also had lights, Your is so beautiful and such a treasure!! Fritz is adorable!!!!

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  18. Fritz is so cute!!! And I love the jeweled trees and ornaments---what special treasures!! And...your one layer Christmas cards are beautiful!!! Fabulous work!

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  19. fritz looks very cozy and comfortable! your keepsakes are so pretty and your card is a great design to mass produce! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.
    linda

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  20. I'm laughing ... my cat is still in my bed as I type! I'll be making the bed this afternoon at this rate! Your card is beautiful! And thank you so much for sending me one of your handmade beauties! I LOVE it!

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  21. I really enjoyed this post, Greta! Your grandmother's creations are treasures to be cherished by generations! Amazing! And I am in love with your CASlicious card for the cousins! Happy Holiday Hugs - to Fritz, too! Darnell

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  22. A very lovely CAS holiday card! But my first reaction to your blog post was an "awwww" for sweet Fritz! I have told my husband that once a schnauzer lover, always a schnauzer lover. My black schnauzer Annie is 9-1/2 and my white Schnauzer Libby is 8. I have 4 salt and pepper babies waiting for me at the rainbow bridge. What joy they bring! So glad you included Retro Rubber in your holiday stamping. Merry Christmas!

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  23. How great is to have these precious Christmas decorations! Your one layer cards are great, clean simple and using your Retro Rubber! Thanks for joining us for the holiday challenge!

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  24. Fritz is so super cute! Love your cards too!

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  25. Fritz looks so cozy! Your cards are fabulous and I love that wonderful creation by your grandmother, stunning!

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  26. Great design on the cards, Greta. Fritz looks comfy as he should. How wonderful that you have those lovely keepsakes.

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  27. Oh my, Greta: the jeweled tree and ornaments are incredible! Treasures to treasure! Fritz in the quilt...way too adorable! Every photo you share has me wanting a schnauzer more and more! Your cards: so pretty! The new-found cousins will adore them, as do I!
    hugs~c

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  28. OH, Greta, what a darling photo of Fritz! It makes me smile. What a cutie!

    Your grandmother's creations are simply gorgeous. I'm certain they must be absolute treasures for you. What a talented lady!

    I love your Christmas cards! Fabulous stamping & design.
    Your husband's cousins will enjoy receiving them.

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  29. What a great set of cards. Simple, yet oh so elegant! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  30. Love these cards, very simple and elegant. I love the photo of your beautiful dog Fritz. Thanks for playing along with the last challenge of 2015 at Retro Rubber. Happy Christmas to you. Claire DT

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  31. Totally delightful, CAS designs Greta. Love your Mum's decorations. Thanks for sharing at OLCCC.

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