Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Season is Here

Hope my USA friends all had a lovely Thanksgiving.  We spent it with hubby's daughter & her family--she did all the cooking & it was a feast! Only bad thing was the drive--pouring down rain there & back.  Now we're home safe & sound & intend to stay there!
I'm also getting into panic mode--1 month to Christmas! Our city already has the lighted snowflakes up downtown--so beautiful.  This is my last GD Post for Rudolph Days--a big thank you to Maureen for having me.  Thought people might need some quick & simple inspiration so I pulled out the beautiful 2007 Penny Black stamp called star dance.  I simply white embossed the wreath on red cardstock & embellished with Stickles--so pretty in person.  The font of this sentiment from PB yuletide greetings just seemed to go with the wreath. During the year I don't mind spending a bit more on postage, but at Christmas I need most of them to be flat.  I'm entering ATSM, Christmas Card Challenges, PB & More & Time Out.
TIME OUT Challenges
I also made another tag for 25 Days of Christmas Tags using Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle die.  This one was inspired by Deborah's tag on Day 8. I was lucky enough to win a gc for SSS & couldn't resist the new Color Me Trees stamp & die set.  I white embossed the pretty swirly tree & colored it with 3 shades of green Zig wc markers.  The star in the background is from the same set & is stamped in PTI Vintage Jadeite & Mint Julep.  Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen was brushed on the tree & inside the stars.  
The sentiment from DeNami is stamped in Tsukineko Silvery Shimmer & I added dots of silver Stickles.  I don't really need tags, so I just added it to a card using fun foam.  I'm also entering ATC, Dies R Us & SSS Wednesday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: Just realized I can enter Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge since I colored my tree with Zigs.
Edited to add: Also entering my tag in the Holiday TAGplorations challenge at Stamplorations.
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26 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving (minus the travel). Your wreath card is fabulous. I am going to have to look for that stamp for next year. It is gorgeous and makes for a wonderful flat card. Your tag is darling too!

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  2. We also drove to and from for Thanksgiving in rain so I 'feel your pain' ... glad you home safe & sound. Your creations are awesome ... wonderful inspiration (which I can certainly use right now! LOL) Thanks so much for playing in our ‘TAGS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  3. love your tag and your card, but more so loved seeing the pictures of you and the family.

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  4. sounds like you had a lovely thanksgiving, greta!! your card and tag are fabulous!!

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  5. It's always inspiring to visit your blog and be inspired by stamps that I've not seen before. The cards are both clean and simple and it would be wonderful to receive them. Lovely work.

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  6. Good to see and read that you had a great Thanksgiving (after you arrived)! Your wonderful Christmas card is perfect for all of us in panic - simple, easy to mass produce and beautiful!

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  7. That's a gorgeous wreath. I saw it over at Rudolph's Days first and it caught my eye. I understand what you mean about wanting the Christmas cards to be all flat. I have a few lumpy ones but I send them in an A6 envelope (even tho they are A2 size cards) and put a piece of cardstock over the front. That seems to do the trick.

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  8. Gorgeous embossed wreath, and I love how you created your tag with your new Color Me Tree set...Beautiful color palette, too!
    So glad you had a nice time with your family on Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  9. Wonderful and tag, thanks for joining us at CCC.

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  10. Beautiful tree...love your sweet and soft swirls, so festive. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday minus the driving.

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  11. This is one of my favourite stamps and using the white on red really makes it shine. Thanks for joining us at Time Out x

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  12. How lovely that you had Thanksgiving with your husband's daughter ... Can you imagine my husbands daughter ever inviting me? Haha! Not till hell freezes over I guess. Gorgeous card Greta and I love that tag ... You made a great choice with your GC. Have a lovely weekend... Stay warm!

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  13. Wonderful card and such a beautiful PB stamp xx

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  14. Hi Greta,
    what a wonderful card, and such a really great design.
    I love that wonderful modern wreath.
    It's been very lovely sharing the GD with you over the few months.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  15. We drove in a bit of rain yesterday for Thanksgiving with son, it not too much. Glad you are back home safe and sound! Wonderful photos...looks like a great time!! Your card is just gorgeous with the lovely wreath against the red background! And, your tag with tree and stars is just as lovely!

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  16. That tag is beautiful! I love the tree. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

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  17. I LOVE the color in this tree! Gorgeous!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  18. Love how that gorgeous white and shimmery wreath pops against the bold red, Greta ... it's beautiful! Gorgeous tag too ... those ombré greens are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  19. hello! sweet tree tag. luv these trees and how you colored it! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  20. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Greta!! Love your card and tag. The swirly Christmas tree is fun!!

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  21. Darling tag, Greta, but that card is absolutely striking in it's simplicity. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  22. Fabulous tag, beautiful card and marvelous family photos! Those smiles reveal a good time being had by all!
    Hugs~c

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  23. Simply stunning and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

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  24. Just had to stop in to comment on the fabulous PB wreath (one of their best & I have it!) it's so impressive with the white over that glorious red. It's a color combo I've never thought to try. Simple CAS, but powerful impact. Then I saw the delightful little tree tag. It's just so darling & love the design inside the dimension of that tree! TFS & have a super weekend. Hugs

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  25. I saw your card over at Rudolph Days and wanted to come take a closer look! Beautiful white embossing! Love your CAS style!

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  26. So beautiful my Friend!
    and I always love seeing you ;-)
    Thank you!

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