Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Last Minute Entries

In college, I was the one in the closet typing my term paper the night before it was due--haha!  So guess it's not surprising I have 2 cards today for challenges about to close.
First is my entry for a2z Scrapbooking.  I loved a video using the HA Color Layering For You Flowers set & just had to get it. Thought the pretty leaves done in soft colors would make a lovely get-well card.  The inks are PTI Limeade Ice & Lemon Tart along with white embossed over-stamping. Not sure I've ever used this beautiful sentiment from the old HA Special Note of Thanks set which I stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate with my Mini MISTI to get the coverage I wanted.  The trim is attached to a cardstock strip & extends on each side for a little interest. Finished off with PPP marshallow sequins. I'm also entering Word Art Wednesday.
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25df304f16bd1fda6e35e456f1f09bfdNext is my entry for Ellen Hutson's Pin-Sights challenge. I was inspired by the pink & peach flowers as well as the gold & individual words. Still have the fun foam stamps I made from EH Bold Blossoms so I used the small flower & leaf to stamp a panel & added some splatters.
My ink shades were pretty bright, so I softened them with a vellum panel.  The die cut word is from Verve's Amazing Adjectives & "friend" is done with clear stickers. Finished off with white coated thread tied in a bow & embellished with a pearl.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday & Time Out.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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28 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

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  2. Thank you for linking up with us at a2z Greta. Beautiful cards!

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  3. Love the beautiful leaves. And that sentiment is so endearing.

    So glad you joined us this month at a2z Scrapbooking.

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  4. Two wonderful cards, nothing like last minute. Sometimes w create at our best when its last minute as these two certainly fit that category. Love them, Ruth came up with a new crafty word for me LMC so you too can share this Last Minute Challenges

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  5. Another pair of fabulous cards Greta!!

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  6. love how you did the leaves on your first card Greta - and the vellum over the flowers is so pretty!

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  7. well... you know the saying... better late than never!! love the simplicity of the first card and the second one?? well it is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  8. super sweet cards :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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  9. These are both beautiful! Love the embossing over the stamping.

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  10. Gorgeous cards Greta. Love the soft leaves on your first one and love the bright but muted colours on your second one. Thanks for entering your first card into our challenge at A2Z

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  11. Two very different cards Greta, the pretty greens on the first with the contrast of hessian ribbon and then the lovely bold colours of your stamping with the vellum overlay.

    B x

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  12. Two very beautiful cards Greta. I love the fresh colours on the first and the trim looks super. The second looks very special with the vellum overlay. Barbxx

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  13. Lovely cards Greta! I love the layered stamping of those leaves and I love your use of vellum on the second card ... The gold sentiment looks so elegant!

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  14. Two great cards, Greta! Just love the white leaves stamped over the green on card one and the beautiful flowers on card two!!

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  15. Oooh, I love the card you did for the pin-sights challenge! It's gorgeous!

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  16. Love the sentiment on your first card, bet you use it a lot now! Your second card is gorgeous with the vellum overlay to soften the colors... very pretty by the way! Glad you got them in on time!

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  17. Well done for meeting those deadlines - the worst thing is when you make a card specifically for a challenge and find the linky closed! These cards are fresh and elegant with great use of colour.

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  18. Both cards are beautiful, Greta! First card is lovely and so serene with the leaves! And, second card has awesome colorful stamping with the flowers and beautiful sentiment! Hope you're having a wonderful week!:-)

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  19. Greta, both of these are fantastic!!!! I love the second one with the bright flowers, but the vellum does a nice job muting the colors! Have a wonderful day, hugs!

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  20. Greta, both cards are simply beautiful.
    Fabulous stamping & designs.

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  21. That set of EH dies is probably one of your best investments! It is so versatile and you have done wonders again with it. Your first card is fabulous, I love all the different bits of foliage.

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  22. You are really on a roll, Greta...two more GORGEOUS cards! I love your stamping with your CAS design on the first one, and how you added a vellum panel to the 2nd card! Loving your color combo on this one, too!

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  23. A sweet get well card and I love the soft dreaminess of the second card!

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  24. Pretty card - I just love how you softened the second one with the layer of vellum! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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  25. Two fabulous cards...and you would never know they were last minute! Love them both. Wishing you a fabulous rest of your weekend!

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  26. A duo of pretty, Greta...and made all the more impressive in being 'last minute'! The colourful scribble flowers catch my eye; striking with the vellum and, I'm sure, just as dazzling without!
    Hugs~c

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  27. These are both pretty cards. Usually I'm a sucker for leafy scenes no matter what but I think the swirly blooms have captured my heart this time.

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