Thursday, January 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop Challenge

Pretty stormy last night & we even lost our electricity.  Finally came back on, so I'm getting a late start to the day.  Didn't see any reason to get up at the usual time when I couldn't make coffee--haha!

Fortunately, I did make my card for the PTI January Blog Hop last night.  I tried out 5 or 6 designs on scratch paper with PTI Garden Gild & eventually got one I liked.  My inspiration came from the pink, aqua & gold cones in the bottom right corner of the picture, along with all the white & a birthday theme.

I really am a stamper at heart, not that I don't love using dies.  But once again I ended up with a CAS one layer card.  The 2 foliage stamps were placed on an acrylic block & stamped across the top of the card in Delicata Golden Glitz, alternating each time.  Then I stamped one little flower in Lovely Lady & the other one in Aqua Mist.  The large word was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa with Classic Kraft for the shadow, so I'm also entering PTI MIM
Finished off with tiny splatters of the pink & aqua & clear gems in the flower centers.  Originally I was thinking of a wreath, but I love how this turned out.  Probably need to just sit & play more often, rather than trying to force something to work.  Always tons of inspiration in the hops--enjoy & thanks for taking time to stop by.  I'm also entering Time Out & W2CB.
Grab Our Blinky!

35 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love how your shadowed sentiment turned out!

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  2. CAS perfection Greta...I love it!! :0)

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  3. Sometimes we have to take a break from the dies and layers and just make a CAS card and this one is lovely Greta!

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  4. wonderful CAS card, Greta - lovely soft colors and pretty design.

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  5. beautiful one layer design, greta!! your stamping is perfection!!

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  6. Gorgeous one layer card and I can definitely see the inspiration in your card.

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  7. Your CAS card is lovely and right up my alley!. Less is more:)

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  8. SO So lovely, Greta! I love the way you incorporated the gold and the aqua too. A CAS beauty!

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  9. Wow you pull CAS of beautifully <3

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  10. So pretty, Greta. You captured the photo perfectly!

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  11. Very pretty FAR card. Love the softness of your colors

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  12. Hi Greta oh i am glad you have your power back on ,no good if you cant get a coffee when you wake up,lol. Oh i do love your card,well done my friend xx

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  13. So very pretty with the soft colors and wonderful images.

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  14. I agree - no reason to get up if there is not an incentive beverage! Love the soft colors of this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at W2CB!!

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  15. So Pretty! Wonderful CAS card!

    Theresa

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  16. Your one-layer card is a great take on the PTI challenge, Greta! I love your pretty design! Sounds like an exciting storm, until the power went off, and then it's just a pain! Hopefully you've had better weather today! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Beautiful CAS design, very pretty card, Greta!

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  18. So pretty Greta! Love the sweet little flowers with the tiny shimmery centers! Great take on the challenge!

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  19. Your foliage and flowers are so dainty, love that look! I'm glad you prepared early since the weather has been miserable. We're experiencing a lot of wind tonight but otherwise enjoying 73 degrees and lots of sun!

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  20. Beautiful one-layer card, Greta, and they can be so challenging. I love all the white space, and of course, the bling. It was windy here yesterday too but we never lost power. Glad yours has been restored!

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  21. So delicate and elegant! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  22. So delicate and pretty with soft colours. Love how you've done the stamping and yes perhaps we should find time and just sit and play...I know exactly what you mean and also know exactly what you mean about coffee! Gorgeous card Greta and do so love the cocoa colour of the shadow stamping x

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  23. What a pretty little CAS card Greta, so sweet!

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  24. I love the delicate, sweet flowers in those soft colors. Clean and simple always makes a beautiful card and you showed that. Glad your storms are over and no damage. We have (gulp) sunshine today and temps in the 50's. I am taking Molly to get her nails cut.

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  25. Love your why get up thinking LOL.

    Your card is so pretty, you certainly are a glorious stamper. I wish I could get on with stamps, so many stampers get wonderful results, as you have with this card.
    Faith
    x

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  26. Absolutely no reason to face the day without a coffee! Clean, simple, one layer still looks wonderful to me. I like the delicate flowers teamed with that bold sentiment. TFS

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  27. This is absolutely stunning. I really admire how you took a playful and fun picture and created something so sophisticated and elegant. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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  28. Love the pretty border you created in such lovely, soft colors!

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  29. Hi Greta, What a pretty card! With CAS creations like these, one layer cards work just fine. And, can I just say how impressed I am that you did that stamping with an acrylic block. (I wouldn't even begin to think of trying that without my MISTI.) Thanks so much for playing along with our Magic of Beginnings Challenge at Words 2 Craft By. It's always such a pleasure to see one of your works of heart in our W2CB Gallery. :)

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  30. Very pretty and delicate CAS design, love the soft colours you have used.
    How are you feeling now by the way ?
    Sending hugs xxx

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  31. Lovely and sweet, I like that is pastel and CAS!

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  32. Spot on the creative inspiration!
    Lovely card my Friend!
    xx

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  33. Such a feminine and pretty card! Love how clean and simple it is. Thank you for joining us at W2CB!

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