Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Old & The New

Penny Black was one of the first stamping companies I was introduced to about 20 years ago when I began stamping. They're still going strong & remain one of my favorites. 
At the other end of the spectrum is Winnie & Walter who are celebrating their 3rd birthday--Another great company I've come to love.  Here are 3 cards using products from both. 

Penny Black Saturday Challenge
This month at PBSC our theme is Bright & Cheerful Colors. PB has a lot of wonderful background stamps including this one called roman surround.
After white embossing, I blended with Distress Inks peacock feathers, mowed lawn & picked raspberry.  The leaf stem from PB's die set called leaves was inked with the green & brushed with Wink of Stella.  The W&W hello die was cut from black & glitter cardstock.  
I masked a sentiment from PB edge to edge so I could stamp just the 2 words.  Can't tell in the photo, but there are dots of Stickles added to the background.  Hope you'll check out the work of my teammates & join the challenge.  I'm entering ATSM.
Next are 2 cards for the Winnie & Walter BD Challenges. 
First is my entry for Keren's Off the Page Challenge.  She's amazingly creative, but fortunately entries can be simple, like mine.  
The stamps & dies are all from W&W In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals. Love that the poinsettia doesn't have to be for the holiday's.  My inks are PTI Berry Sorbet, Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse & Green Parakeet, Brilliance Starlite Black & Delicata Silvery Shimmer.  The flower was brushed with Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen, Stickles was added to the center & it was mounted with foam tape.  Finished off with tiny splatters of Starlite Black & 3 PPP clear sequins. I'm also entering HLS CAS challenge & Time Out.

My second card is for the Sequin Challenge with Kate.  I just got the MFT shaker pouches & wanted to try one out--so fun!  I pulled out the Pinkfresh Felicity paper pack--part of a prize I won from W&W.  
This gorgeous paper with the sweet birds made me think of Spring.  Boy has my bird feeder gotten busy in the last week. The words from W&W Big, Bold, Seasons were white embossed & trimmed by hand.  The shaker mix was in an order from W&W.  I added a dot of Stickles in the large flower centers & tied on some white embroidery floss.  I'm also entering Double D & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
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32 comments:

  1. Hi Greta fabulous cards.. love the PB background stamp...stunning colours...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  2. Oh what wonderful cards Greta ... I love PB but they are so expensive here ... You know I adore Keren's work and your card is perfect for the challenge. Have a lovely weekend my friend

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  3. 3 wonderful cards, Greta - fun colors in the 1st one, love the simplicity of the 2nd, and perfect spring/Easter shaker card.

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  4. You have been busy cardmaking. Your bright card is so cheerful and the second one really draws your eye to the sweet flower. I love the bird card. I like how you turned the paper into a shaker card and the bright sequins in the shaker.

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  5. All gorgeous projects Greta - such impeccable stamping on the first one, I love the clean lines of the Christmas one and the razz-a-ma-tazz of the shaker. You are an amazing crafter. TFS

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  6. What gorgeous projects you have created Greta! I love shaker creations even though I rarely make them myself! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Think Spring’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  7. Lovely cards Greta. Thank you for thinking of me with the pretty card you sent me.

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  8. You produce the most glorious cards and I do so enjoy admiring them. Your first card is so bright and cheerful and I love it x

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  9. Three beauties, Greta! Especially love the shaker with some of the birds colored in the background!!

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  10. three amazing cards, greta!! each one is so unique and different!!

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  11. Oh my goodness, you've been busy!! These are all just fabulous Greta. I like the fresh happy colors on the first one!!

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  12. Three beautiful cards. I love the bright and perfect background stamping - really bold ab=nd beautiful card. The other two cards are more delicate and very pretty.

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  13. Wonderful set of cards! I love your off-set flower CAS creation, very elegant! The tiny splatters on the card base add a lot of interest for your design. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers and TIME OUT!

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  14. Fab cards! I am in awe of the first cards. Love these vibrant colours and that fab background stamp you used!

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  15. Love, love shaker cards and love your background paper, too..so 'tweet'!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT

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  16. Beautiful collection of cards Greta! My fave is the first! The white embossed background looks stunning!

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  17. Oh, my!! Ownderful cards, Greta!! A perfect 10 for ech one!! Love the color on the first card! Second card is CAS soft beauty! And, the last card is a fun shaker card with the lovely sweet bird background!!

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  18. Wonderful designs. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Thank you for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.
    Kathy DD DT

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  19. Wow...what a gorgeous trio of cards Miss Greta! Love your adorable shaker card, amazing!

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  20. WOW Greta. three inspiring cards. Love the shaker card and the off the page one is so pretty.

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  21. All wonderful cards. I love the CAS design of the Time Out card. Simple and beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in the festivities at Time Out!

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  22. What a beautiful collection of cards Greta - lovely designs.
    Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  23. You are in a row for some amazing creation Greta!

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  24. Amazing cards. Love them. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. All the best. Nandini, DT

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  25. I love that Penny Black bold card. Very nice!

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  26. Such pretty cards! Lovely designs and great detailing. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

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  27. Greta, what beauties you've created. The second one is my favorite. I love the fabulous CAS design.

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  28. Wonderful cards Greta, each a great challenge entry.

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  29. A trio of gorgeous cards! Love to see the spectrum of your style!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  30. Beautiful CAS design ...... Thanks for playing along with the HLS CAS challenge xx

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