Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Birthday & Christmas

Just had to have the beautiful new Winnie & Walter stamp set called In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals.  
It's not just for Christmas & in fact, I made a birthday card which I need to mail next month.  Vanessa's gorgeous card for W&W Rerun No. 17 inspired my card.  
All my stamps are from the new set, as I don't own In Bloom: Hollie's Festive Florals--another great stamp set!  I used Vanessa's layout with different colors & for a square card.  The inks are Delicata Silvery Shimmer, Brilliance Graphite Black, PTI Vintage Jadeite, Limeade Ice & Blueberry Sky.  The sequins are from the little stash included in every W&W order.  Here's a close-up so you can see the smaller ones actually have a bit of a green tint to tie in with the greenery.
Had to add a few silver splatters--adds just the right touch, I think.  I don't hoard my printed paper--just have trouble using it. However, when it comes to my favorite gold & silver metallic paper I admit to only using it for very special people!  A craft store in my town that went out of business many years ago carried this double sided text weight paper & it wasn't even very expensive. Now I wish I'd bought tons of it as I actually like it better than anything else I've found. Another card in the Fresh & Clean style I really love. I'm also entering at The PlaygroundSSS Monday & Word Art Wednesday.

I also wanted to share the cards I made for the Vet & Groomer this year.  I always take them some goodies for the holidays.  It was fun to be able to take a picture of Fritz in the snow this year for a more festive look.  

Love how these turned out using the SSS Holiday Frames die & MFT snowflake dies.  I really like both versions, but hubby prefers the silver. What do you think?  I'm entering SSS National Christmas Card Day.  Hope you're enjoying the holiday season & travel safely if you're not staying home. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

23 comments:

  1. Oh my Greta! ALL of your cards are spectacular! I LOVE the sweet photo of Fritz! Pure cuteness! :)

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  2. Beautiful CAS card, Greta!! Fab gift idea for vet and groomer...so elegant and pretty!! Love those photos of Fritz in the snow!!

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  3. wow... your card is absolutely GORGEOUS, greta!!! the lucky recipient is going to love it!

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  4. I love the different colours you have used on your take of the card. Also think Fritz looks every bit the gent in his vey own cards. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. This looks like it's a wonderful set Greta, your card is delightful!! And oh my goodness, how sweet does Fritz look on his cards!!

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  6. As always lovely work and well chosen colours and stamps and just love Fritz's cards.

    In case I am not by again before 'the' day, Happy Christmas.

    B x

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  7. Your CAS card is beautiful Greta. The cards featuring Fritz are adorable. I've taken a screen shot to send in an email to little Myrtle's Mum & Dad. They'll love it too. Barbxx

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  8. I love the joy card and it is versatile. I adore the pictures of Fritz. What a cute idea to send to the vet and groomer. Give him a hug from Molly. Fritz, not the vet or groomer.

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  9. Cute card...love the square shape and the bit of glitz...so pretty. And what a GREAT idea for pet cards!!!!

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  10. Your CAS card is a true gem; I LOVE it! And Fritz on the christmascards; he looks adorable! Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful 2017!

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  11. Two gorgeous and different styles - the first, so cas and pretty and delicate; the second so perfect for a dog-lover.

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  12. Beautiful cards Greta - and Fritz looks adorable! I think the silver snowflake card has a slight edge - purely as it's closer to being natural than red. I bet that's where your hubby is coming from - although the pops of red are stunning so now I'm dithering!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  13. I love your gorgeous cards, the CAS one and your wonderful dog he looks so hugable. Happy Christmas.

    Sue xx

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  14. Beautiful cards! Really love the soft elegance of your stamped floral spray! Great colors and design. And your doggie cards are just so, so, SO adorable! Really makes me smile!

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  15. Your dog cards are so so much fun! Great designs. Merry Christmas, Autumn

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  16. Such a beautiful card Greta....love the soft sweet colors. But your sweet puppy cards are just as adorable as can be.

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  17. Love your floral joy card! Fritz looks fabulous in that Frame..looked like it was made for him.

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  18. Fabulous cards, Greta. The Floral Joy is beautiful - lovely colours. The dogs on the set of cards are adorable. I wish you a good New Year and health, wealth and happiness in 2017. Elizabeth xx

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  19. Gorgeous cards Greta, so light and delicate with the floral sprigs. Mr. Fritz looks very handsome with his very own cards. What a lovely idea to give to the people who care for him.

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  20. You have outdone yourself here, Greta! What an absolutely genius card structure and sentiment. It would indeed be handy on so many occasions and I love how you kept the floral elements so fresh and clean. And it was so fun to see this card combined with the wonderful Fritz! It just goes to show your versatility with such different types of cards. Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely post with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  21. Such gorgeous cards Greta! I love the design of the first one, it is stunning. Fritz looks so much like one of the dogs we had when I grew up. So sweet. You are the winner of the gift voucher for the Party Time challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog. Congratulations! Please send an email to the adress at the bottom of the winner's post (and include your full name) so that we can get the voucher to you. Happy shopping! / Anna-Karin

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  22. I love your cards, Greta! What a handsome dog Fritz is...I have a little chihuahua by the name of Fitz by the way. lol Thank you so much for joining in on the Rerun Challenge. Also, I received your card in the mail today and it was such a lovely surprise. Thank you so much!!

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