Sunday, October 28, 2018

Halloween, Christmas, Thank You

I don't send a lot of Halloween cards, but Betty sent me home with some of her darling Graphic 45 paper that I just had to use.  Betty's Parade of Haunted Homes post inspired my card using the starry side of the paper.  You've gotta check out her post--so creative!  She used a new Hero Arts die that reminded me of a very old HA stamp I have. 
I simply stamped the Haunted House & black embossed the sentiment.  Finished off with shimmer spray, which I love.  Unfortunately, I had taken the house stamp out of my mini MISTI, so couldn't stamp it again to make the house a solid dark black. 
I also added some Nuvo Glaze to the windows & used black Pico Embellisher for the door knob.  Tied on some black twine & popped it in the mail.  I'm entering SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.


Next I used an image from the other side of the paper--so cute! 
I didn't even do any stamping--just added some Stickles, Wink of Stella, Nuvo Glaze & a dry embossed mat. 
Simple & flat for mailing.  I've got lots more of this paper, so maybe I'll send more cards next year!  I'm entering SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.

Now on to Christmas with my entry for PTI MIM Banner-ific.  Michelle gave us the option of using a banner element on a card & that's what I did. 
The base is made from PTI Mat Stack & the stamps are from one of my favorite sets--Snowflake Flurries, plus the little dots from Harvest Berries.  I used Brilliance Mediterranean Blue & Delicata Silvery Shimmer. 
The dark blue mat was embossed with Taylored Expressions Snowfall folder.  I bought a yard of the beautiful plaid ribbon years ago.  Yes, I've been hoarding it--haha!  Thought it was perfect for the little loop which I sandwiched between 2 die cuts.  Luckily I had just the right blue Stickles to add some sparkle.  I'm also entering Rudolph Days.
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Next are 2 new cards made with PTI Harvest Berries--another one of my favorites. 
I wasn't happy with the card in the back of this photo, so it inspired my PTI Transformation Tuesday entry. 
This time I stamped the larger image in the set with Canyon Clay & Summer Sunrise.  The sentiment from Lovely Leaves was stamped in Cocoa Bean & Cover Up: Diamonds was stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz.  Splatters of Canyon clay & gold sequins were added before matting the panel with Classic Kraft.  This card I like--way better balance, I think.
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For the ModSquad challenge, I stamped the image along the right side of a panel using Terracotta Tile, Canyon Clay & Summer Sunrise. 
The sentiment from Take 3 is stamped in Cocoa Bean along with the Winnie & Walter border image.   A brown Zig was used for splatters & I blended the Cocoa Bean on the left edge of the card front.  Finished off with SSS sequins.  
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Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this long post.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


30 comments:

  1. WOW, Greta, you’ve been busy in your craft room making all these beauties. Fun Halloween cards and love the simplicity. Your banner card is so sparkly and shimmery. One of my all-time favorite Stamp sets is Harvest Berries, and your newly transformed ones are fabulous. TC, CC and SS make a great combo as shown on your last card. Have a great week!

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  2. Cute night scene with the hounted house. Love the tiny cat inside and the starry sky. Thank you for joining SSS Monday Challenge.

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  3. Oh my you have been busy. Great cards Greta.

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  4. you have busy Greta, lots of great cards, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

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  5. Your cards are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

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  6. Hi Greta,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    your creations looks so wonderful and such beautiful designs.
    The colours are very stunning and my what a lovely assorment of styles.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  7. thanks for the shoutout, Greta - your little haunted house is sitting on my coffee table - fun reminder of our visit together - and your harvest berries cards are gorgeous - one of my fave stamp sets!

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  8. You have gotten right back into the groove with these cards. I love the haunted house card and the retro Halloween card. Graphic 45 has the coolest papers. The mat stack card is in my favorite color and the ribbon is gorgeous. Harvest Berries is a great stamp and I love those cards.

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  9. seriously amazing set of cards, greta! love it when you can create a fun card using only patterned paper and a few stamps! your pti cards are so beautiful!

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  10. This post is full of fun goodies to admire! Halloween looks not so scary with those papers from Betty. I love the drama of your navy and white snowflake flurries card and the ribbon is perfect for it! Great transformation to the harvest berries card - what a beautiful stamp set that is, another for my list.

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  11. Wow Greta a plethora of creativity going on here. Fabulous cards all, and I love that lil witch she looks so good hanging in my card display!

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  12. Love these beautiful creations, Greta! The Harvest Berries stamp set is so pretty and I love the colors you chose to use for them.

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  13. Hi Greta! I am admiring of whoever can use G45 papers, they are so pretty but for me so hard to actually use. Darling makes! xoxo

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  14. So many wonderful cards and you did get some great papers to work with.

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  15. Wow, You have been busy. Love all these cards. The haunted house is fab. Like the cat in the window. Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. LOVE, LOVE your cards! The Halloween ones are so fun and your holiday one is lovely.. the floral cards are just stunning! LOVE the colors and designs on both.... Beautiful work Greta!

    Theresa

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  17. I think the house looks terrific stamped the way it is. It goes perfectly with the background! The second card is darling and your PTI cards are ALL incredible. You've been a busy bee!!

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  18. Gosh what an lovely collection of cards you have blogged Greta. We don't do Halloween here, but I can still admire your cards, especially the twinkly blue sky on the first card. I always have my conscience pricked when I see Christmas cards being made, but not enough to galvanize me into action. Then your last trio of cards. Oh my, I've fallen in love with that stamp; so soft and delicate. Beautiful work.

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  19. Such a beautiful display of cards. The first is my favorite. I love the textures and the beautiful sky with white stars. Thank you for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  20. What a fabulous batch of cards, Greta! Just love your haunted house and pretty berry cards! The blue and silver looks amazing on your Christmas card too!!

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  21. Oh terrific creations, each and every one! I love that first Halloween card and your gorgeous sparkly tag against the navy blue. I'm long overdue in emailing you so will do so soon. Happy Halloween!! Have a great one!

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  22. You've been busy and all such wonderful cards! The Haunted House is perfect and the vintage image one is so cute. Love the colors of your Christmas card and both Transformatin Tuesday cards!

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  23. Such eye candy. I love that spooky house. Can't believe that's the same PP as the second Halloween card. What a great vintage image. And as for those gingko leaves - I absolutely love the last version. Those colors are gorgeous along the right edge and the treatment of the left edge is perfect.

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  24. I'm in inspiration heaven, Greta, and I love those papers from Betty! Thank you for sharing all these gorgeous cards! You've been rocking the mojo to the max!! Happy Halloween!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Wonderful Halloween cards and great papers. Great banner card and the navy background looks so classy. Great last selection of cards, so very inspirational....Thank you x.

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  26. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are such a talented lady, Greta. LLLLLLLLLOVELY creations!!!!!! Hugs, my friend.

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  27. My goodness, girl! You have made such a wide selection of beautiful cards...

    Your Rudolph Card has such a lovely modern feel. I admire these cards so much and yet can not seem to get that look myself. Yours always look wonderful.

    Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  28. Look at how productive you are! So many beautiful cards in one post!

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  29. These are all gorgeous! And girl - you really ARE crazy productive! I'm lucky if I get a card done in two weeks! These are all so beautiful - LOVE the halloween cards so much and the PTI cards are all so elegant!

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