Saturday, October 14, 2017

Spring and Christmas

My table is where I can see the TV & talk with hubby while I craft.  Works great while we watch football, so today I got 2 more cards made.  
First is another card for Winnie & Walter's WCMD Smooshing with Lydia challenge & I'm also adding it to Stenciled with Kate.  The panel smooshed with springy colors has been on my table forever.  It's Fall here, but my friends in Australia & New Zealand have Spring, so why not a Spring card?! 
I used packaging from a "to go" container to make a stencil with W&W The Leaf Effect.  Faber Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel is just gorgeous--should use it more often. 
The sentiment from W&W Big, Bold, Seasons is stamped in gray on a vellum scrap & the panel is mounted with dark gray.  I have tons of flowers from before I started buying dies.  This one is really pretty--even included the pearl.  I'm also entering SSS WCMD & HLS Anything Goes with Dies.

Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017
Next is another Christmas card--my absolute favorites to make!  Most of mine are one of a kind, but hubby's newly found cousins all get the same design.  My requirements are that they be flat, fairly quick to make & still beautiful. 
Thinking this will work.  I can even vary the ink color & the sentiment--depending on what hubby wants.  The 2012 Penny Black beautiful season sentiment is embossed in Liquid Platinum & Penny Black's 2013 christmas reds & greens is clear embossed.  I used a Nuvo stencil brush to add DI evergreen bough.  Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter drops add a bit of sparkle to the berries.  I'm entering Penny Black's Holiday Head Start Challenge, Christmas Card Challenges, CropStop, Inkspirational & SSS WCMD.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Simon Says Stamp World Card Making Day 2017

26 comments:

  1. I am catching up on my blog comments, starting at the most recent first. Your first card is fabulous...and if you have an itch to make another stencil...I'd love to have one. I haven't played with emobssing paste in far too long.

    Your second card is fabulous as well. The delicate glitter drops for the berries and that soft inking (which I can only achieve with the brushes) is beautiful. You have a super design there that will work for lots and lots of occasions.

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  2. Love your beautiful spring card with it's texture and sparkle! The Christmas one is so elegant in it's CAS design! So happy you linked up to Cropstop - be sure to come back again and help us reach our goal of 100 links this month!

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  3. two wonderful cards Greta - love the soft colors in your spring card and the Christmas card is perfect for mass producing - and the large sentiment is so meaningful!!!

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  4. Such a pretty Spring card and thanks for the tip about making a stencil. Love the glass bead glitter gel. Your Christmas card is perfect for making multiples. The design is classy and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Two totally delightful creations and so nice to see the fresh Spring colours as we head into darker days.

    Have a good Sunday.

    B x

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  6. Love the image of you crafting, both maybe watching TV and both together x Your first card is amazing. The background smooshing and the glitter gel through the stencil looks fabulous along with the Spring colours. Such a beautiful CAS Christmas card...perfect x

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  7. I love that you made you own stencil and it looks great. I have the glass bead glitter gel and seeing your lovely card makes me want to stop right now and use it! I do love those soft, muted colors. The Christmas card is a winner too. Love it. It's fun to be able to share programs with hubby and still be doing something you love at the same time.

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  8. wow!! you really knocked it out of the park with these cards, greta!! they are gorgeous, my friend!!

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  9. I can't keep my eyes of that first card; it's a jaw dropper Greta. I love the embossed background and that glitter is beautiful. our second card is right up my alley; perfection in CAS!

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  10. I've never seen the glass bead glitter gel, so I must be living under a rock, but it sure is beautiful! What a fabulous pair of cards and I love that you made your own stencil!

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  11. Two beauties, Greta! Just love the effect with the bead glitter gel on card 1 and the corner inking on card 2!!

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  12. I love both your cards, Greta. They are adorable! It is nice to see a beautiful spring card during the autumn! And your Christmas card is great! Kisses, my friend.

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  13. Love the pretty backgrounds and lovely soft colors on your cards!! The glitter gel looks fabulous! A perfect sentiment on your second card! Love them both, Greta...well done!!

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  14. Oh Greta, these are gorgeous!! Love the sparkle and wonderful background on the first one. And the second is perfectly CAS, just marvelous!

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  15. both of these are simply amazing Greta. Love the subtle stenciling on the background of the first and the soft colouring on your Christmas card is so pretty. Makes a beautiful card

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  16. I love both cards but the simplicity and the elegance of your Christmas card has mey heart! I may have to CASe that!

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  17. Both cards are so beautiful! I love the leaf technique you used on the spring card's base, and the flower is perfect for that card.
    The Christmas card is simple but so beautiful & elegant. Awesome job!

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  18. I Lurve your Spring card such pretty colours and lovely embossing, looks like I should get that bead glitter, it's gorgeous. Your Christmas card is so elegant and I'm sure will be well received.
    Faith
    x

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  19. Gorgeous card and I love the shimmering effect Greta!
    Hugs~

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  20. Beautiful cards Greta! Love all the texture on the first! The second is simply wonderful!

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  21. Such pretty cards! Wow, that background for the spring card is stunning. Gorgeous smooshed colors, the leaf effect is fabulous and that glitter gel is amazing!

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  22. beautiful cards
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  23. Congratulations on the well-deserved win at Inkspirational, Greta!! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. Two more awesome cards, Greta! Love the glass bead gel leaves! And the simple Christmas card is so classy!

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  25. WOW! Your stenciling on the first is both genius and stunning; the Christmas card, with the delicate blending, is ever so stylish! Marveling at your creativity...
    Hugs~c

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