Thursday, April 14, 2016

Christmas & Spring

2 totally different cards & both were really fun to make.  
I don't always get a card made for Merry Monday, but couldn't miss their 200th challenge!  I chose the color option: red, green, kraft & white.  The sweet holly dies are Taylored Expression & the sentiment dies are Ellen Hutson--love the font!  The leaves are covered in Stickles Holly & the berries in Diamond Glaze.  The sentiment is stacked 3 high & white embossed.  I used a WRMK embossing folder & made the frame from Lil' Inker stitched Rectangles.  About time I used some of my ribbon! I'm also entering Ellen Hutson's Mix It Up with Taylored Expressions & HLS Christmas Challenge.
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Card by Ros
It's also a special week at CCCB--their 6th birthday! Each designer picked one of their cards for us to CASE. I started with my super talented friend, Ros.  I love everything about her card & you can see how I used the design & elements in my card.  
I didn't have any netting, so instead I used a Hero Arts stencil & my new Heidi Swapp Art Screen Ink, white, that I got in a close out.  It's a beautiful metallic which I didn't even know until today. The flower & sentiment are from Verve Simply Amazing & the leaves are 4enScrap.  I used Distress Inks peacock feathers, picked raspberry, scattered straw & wild honey so I can also enter Verve's Tropical Chic Challenge.  PPP clear dots finish it off & the panel is mounted with fun foam since it's heading across the ocean.  I'm also entering Stamplorations Flash Stencil Party, SSS Monday & Little Tangles Die-Cutting Challenge. Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.
Edited to Add: thanks to Bonnie, I'm also entering CAS Mix Up.
Edited to Add: also entering the friendship linky party at Virginia's View.
Edited to Add: also entering Country View Challenges.
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38 comments:

  1. Awesome holiday card, and I love your take on Ros's too, thanks for joining in our birthday fun!

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  2. Two more lovely cards Greta, I really should use Kraft more often as it always looks god.

    B x

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  3. Love your Christmas card!! And you CASEd my card!! Wow! What a lovely take! I love the embossing paste! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!! Have a beautiful day!

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  4. Two lovely cards Greta. The kraft background looks great on your Christmas card and I love the hombre background on the second. Barbxx

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  5. Both cards are stunning Greta. Your 2nd one is simply gorgeous with its touch of colour at the bottom

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  6. I love that kraft with red and green. It is festive. Wow, the sparkly ink is really pretty. You always use products I've never heard of. I need to get out more!

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  7. Great cards, Greta - just love your take on the MM colors and the flower card looks amazing!

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  8. Your cards are beautiful! The sponging and stenciling underneath the flower of the second card are fantastic ideas!

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  9. Beautiful! I'm inspired to get mine Tropical Chic card stated...love this challenge and what you did!

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  10. Greta, Thanks for joining us to celebrate our 200th Merry Monday challenge!! I love your background embossed paper and the white frame around it...of course your holly all 'stickled' up are so shiny! Have a great weekend!! Yeah, we get sun and heat again!!

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  11. Gorgeous cards Greta. I need to get hopping on MM, and your flower card just tugs at me. LOVE!

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  12. I love your frosty holly and the embossed background and pretty bow, Greta! Love that 2nd card too with the stenciling, sponging and gorgeous flower! Beautiful colors! Thanks for joining our celebration at Merry Monday! (Your 2nd card fits for CAS Mix Up too.)

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  13. Now this is my kind of a card. LOVE IT!

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  14. Two fabulous cards, Greta, but your second one...oh. my. stars! Gorgeous! I'm calling winner, winner on this one in every challenge you've entered! (Done your WW shopping yet? Whatever you choose, I know you'll create magic! So thrilled you were a winner!)
    Hugs~c

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  15. Love everything about that Christmas card. The spring card is no slouch either but that Christmas one really takes the cake!

    (wait, there was cake?)

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  16. I was so happy to see that you added this to our CAS Mix Up gallery! It's so pretty!

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  17. Hi Greta. Two fantastic cards. LOVE the glittery holly and berries for your Merry Monday challenge card. Awesome!

    And your sponged and stenciled flower card is GORGEOUS. LOVE this colour combination ... so pretty and very tropical looking! Beautiful flower popped up over the stenciling ... and a great take on your friend Ros's card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  18. Awesome Christmas card with the holly, die cut, and striped bow! And, how you cased Ros's card is wonderful! Love the gorgeous color and beautiful flower...so pretty!

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  19. I like the festive ribbon and the sparkle on your holly! Your second card is so fresh and lovely. Perfect for spring!!

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  20. Oh, these are so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

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  21. Hi Greta,
    Mary H had a link to your blog on het blogpost welcomming you as her new follower. So I decided to come over and have a look around here.
    You make some very beautiful cards, congrats.
    Greetings, Veerle

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  22. Both cards are so pretty Greta! Love all the holly on your Christmas card. The pretty pink blossom and soft blue background looks fab on the second!

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  23. your card for MM is wonderful and that striped bow is perfect accent!

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  24. Your cards rock these challenges, Greta!! I am especially over-the-moon with your CASE of Ros's beautiful card! You've worked your magic!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. wow... another set of amazing cards, greta! the Christmas card is so sweet and I love your take on the inspiration card!! sure wish I had your mojo!! mine has gone away...

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  26. I love the card you've entered into our challenge, it's absolutely gorgeous and so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  27. I lvoe your Chrstmas card; so beautiful! But my favorite is - without any doubnt- the card you made for CCCB/ A gorgeous CASE on Ros'card. I love your use of bold colors. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us on our anniversary challenge!

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  28. Sorry for the horrible typing...

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  29. Oh my, these are so beautiful! Love all the little details. Thanks for joining in our Diva Inspirations challenge!

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  30. Gorgeous cards, Greta! I love all the dimension with the holly leaves on your first card, and how you blended the background on the 2nd one...Beautiful bloom, too!

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  31. Wonderful cards Greta, Love the one you have entered in Virginias View particularly. Looks stunning.

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  32. Hi Gretta,
    you great used on the theme challenge to make this beautiful card. Very nice Christmas card.
    Thank you for sharing in the HLS CC.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  33. OH, Greta, what lovely cards.
    That second one is just SO adorably sweet.
    Flowers always make me smile.

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  34. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at HLS Christmas challenge this month Carol DT x

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  35. this is really pretty - beautiful CAS make - lovely spring colours - thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x

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