Friday, January 6, 2017

I've Missed You!

Didn't plan a blogging break, but I started 2017 sick in bed & then my laptop went in for maintenance.  I made a thank you card, but it was so similar to a previous card I didn't bother to take a photo.  Spending less time on the computer is actually one of my goals this year, but not so many days in a row!  I've really missed my friends & I'm working on catching up with all of you.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge
It's time for our first challenge of the year at Penny Black Saturday Challenge & it's an easy one:  Anything Goes.  I pulled out the lovely PB stamp set called enamor--a gift from a sweet friend.  
This is my first time to ink it up & now I can't wait to try the other images including a sweet butterfly.  I just love the sentiment & it will be used a lot as I often send cards just to give someone happy mail when they don't expect it.  I colored with Zig Clean Color markers in 2 shades of purple, pink & blue without adding any water.  After the flowers dried I used a fine tip applicator to cover them in Diamond Glaze--something I've been wanting to try.  Love the raised, glossy look!  Finished them off with PPP clear sequins dotted with silver Stickles.
The panel is die cut with AJVD Dotted Backdrop Rectangle & is mounted flat to a black panel.  Another goal this year is to use less foam tape keeping down postage costs--not to mention the cost of the tape--haha! Sometimes flat is really OK & I think that's true for this card.  What do you think?  I'm entering Penny Black & MoreThe Playground (large scrap of black cardstock), SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday & Stamplorations Jan CAS.  Thanks so much for taking time to visit my blog.

35 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card with the clean cut lines Greta. Sorry to read you have been under the weather, hope you are on the mend now.

    Hope you have a good weekend and many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  2. Really gorgeous card Greta! Those flowers are stunning - wonderfully coloured and the glaze is perfect!

    Hope you're feeling loads better now. Thank you for the lovely card - your happy mail arrived :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. A beautiful card, the flowers really seem to pop against the white card.

    Sue xx

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  4. Oh Greta I am so sorry to hear that you have been ill... And not having your laptop working too ... Hey I know how that feels! I do hope you are feeling better now. I think there are a few of us who want to try and spend less time on the computer this year too... But we do miss each other.
    Your card is a beauty! I love those flowers and they way you coloured them. Sending big hugs your way...

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  5. Hi Greta
    Sorry to hear you have been out of sorts...
    Fabulous card... love the flowers so delicate..
    Hugs Sylvie x

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  6. Hope you are feeling much better now! I was down after traveling to Ohio...so not fun to be sick on the road. This card is so sweetly perfect. I love that it has a black frame--it so makes the white panel pop!

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  7. Hi Greta! Happy New Year! Sorry to read you caught the nasties! Glad to see you are better and back to creating lovely cards such as this one! I have been MIA also, and I miss "seeing" evreyone when I am gone. Home now for awhile and can spend some much needed and wanted time in this craft space of mine...esp with the weather that is predicted today and tomorrow! Good excuse, right? Happy 2017!!

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  8. the soft colors with the black make for such a pretty card, Greta - do feel better soon (airplane ride home from dallas resulted in a nasty cold for me)

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  9. Sorry to hear you've been ill, Greta, hope you are back to full health again soon. Sometimes you just need to take a blog break and I think that can be no bad thing for a wee while - any longer and I get withdrawal symptoms, you're probably the same! Your card is beautiful - I like flowers and the font on the sentiment is lovely. Happy New Year. Elizabeth xx

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  10. Cute CAS card -- I like the sweet flowers. Thanks for joining in on the STAMPlorations CAS challenge.

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  11. What a yuucky way to start the new year but now you won't have to be sick again this year. I, too, want to spend a little less time on the computer but I can't imagine that happening. I have been on more these last few days as the bone chilling cold is back and I'm staying in. I seem to have lost my mojo and just want to read and be a slug.Your card is such a sweet, colorful one. I love the stamp and the colors together. Someone will have a smile on their face when it comes. Keep feeling better. Hugs.

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  12. Happy New Year, Greta - hope you feel better each day as 2017 progresses! Sorry you've been ill - no fun! Just love your sweet flower card and I'm with you on eliminating bulk to cards!

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  13. Happy New Year Teamie! Loving all the little extra dimension you added to your flowers! CAS and oh so pretty too! ♥ Sue Kment

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  14. Happy New year, Greta. Sorry to hear you were sick, but glad you are feeling better. This is such a sweet card. Love those cute little flowers.

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  15. love the sweet simplicity of this beautiful card, greta!

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  16. Fab card Greta - love those glossy flowers!
    Helen x

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  17. Good to hear you are feeling better now Greta. Sometimes our bodies just say "Enough, now it's time to rest!" and we are forced to do just that. Love the crisp, clean lines of your card and the bright coloured petals with diamond glaze. Beautiful work. TFS

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  18. Oh no Greta...so sorry you were not feeling well! But you can see that your creativity did not suffer while being under the weather. Love your sweet petite flowers and in such pretty colors too. Take care of yourself!

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  19. Sorry to hear that you started off the year sick, Greta! I hope that you are feeling much better! Your card is so pretty with the flowers and glittery centers! It makes for the perfect CAS card! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!:-)

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  20. What a fresh and pretty card!

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  21. Hope you are feeling better Greta. Not a nice way to start the year. Love this card. It is so elegant.

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  22. Hope you are feeling better Greta! Your card is so pretty! Lovin' all those pretty flowers!

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  23. Very pretty. I have been looking at those Zig Clean Color pens. I might just have to get some. Love the way you added the diamond glaze. Glad you are feeling better.

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  24. I'm so sorry you've been under the weather Greta. Hope you doing much better, You card is darling. I like the whimsical flowers spouting up!

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  25. This card is ever so pretty. That is a wonderful stamp!

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  26. Love the simple bright and cheery flowers! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, and happy new year! Maura

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  27. I'm so sorry you have been poorly Greta! That's not a great start to the New Year so let's hope the year improves for you :)
    Gorgeous card! It's so sweet and pretty & I love the way you have added the diamond glaze, it looks wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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  28. Sweet and simple! Glad to hear that you and your laptop are on the mend.

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  29. Oh Greta, I'm so sorry to hear you have been under the weather.
    I hope you feel much better now! Your card is lovely, a perfect example of what C&S is and should be ;-)
    Hugs~

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  30. Glad you are feeling better Greta...this weather is not making things better is it? It is been hovering around 15 degrees in The Dalles, with almost 2.5 FEET of snow...sheesh! Stay warm and healthy! ♥ Sue Kment

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  31. I love these sweet flowers, Greta! My list keeps growing!

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  32. Hope, by now, that you're feeling back to 120%! How pretty your flowers are: simple, bright and cheery!
    Hugs~c

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  33. Lovely CAS card, very pretty.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  34. Lovely card .... Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx

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