Monday, January 21, 2019

Memory Box and Poppystamps

It's been a difficult start to 2019.  Three family members are dealing with serious medical problems and my favorite co-worker at the end of my career was tragically killed in an auto accident.  Reminders once again not to take anything for granted.
I haven't done as much crafting as usual, but I did finally get a couple cards made.  First is my entry for the Memory Box Love is in the Air Challenge.  I've had the MB Grand Heart die for over 5 years & later got the Bingham Heart die that goes with it.
The solid heart was cut from a scrap of light blue textured cardstock & the outline was cut from a white scrap colored with a blue shimmer pen.  The sentiment from Poppystamps Grateful Heart was stamped in Delicata Sapphire Blue.  I really like blue & gray together, so dry embossed a gray panel for the background.  Shimmer Pico Embellisher dots finish it off.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground.
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Next is my entry for Poppystamps Starry Night Challenge.  I added several blue & gray inks plus a blue shimmer pen to a panel of watercolor paper using smooshing, sponging & direct to paper.  It was supposed to be the background for another card, but I didn't like it.  Then I remembered the PS challenge & thought I could make it work as a night sky.
I used 2 PS dies I'd never opened: Swaying Birch & Scribble Hello.  The tree is quite tall, but I just cut the top of it from silver glitter paper.  The hello die was cut from the silver glitter & dark blue cardstock.  I used the silver for a shadow & stacked the blue word 5 high so it is easy to read even being dark like the background.  Finished off with white gel pen stars.  I'm also entering SSS Work it Wednesday.

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25 comments:

  1. Great cards...love the colors. Best wishes to your family as they face health issues.

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  2. Sorry to hear the news of health issues within the family and the very shocking news of your fellow co-worker x. Sending love and hugs x.
    I love the colour combination of blue and gray on both of your beautiful cards. |Your first card is so elegant and love the gray card stock. Your second card is so atmospheric and the starry night looks wonderful x.

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  3. love blue and gray together also - and you used those colors beautifully on your cards!!

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  4. So sorry your family has gotten off to a rough start with health issues. And my sympathy on the sudden death of your friend too. But I am so glad you managed to create these beautiful cards. I love both of them and especially like all the blue colors. I might have to go blue for awhile too as I am getting tired of the pink and red usual Valentine colors.

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  5. Greta, your blues drew me right in! What beautiful designs, I love them both!

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  6. Beautiful cards Greta. That delicate frame for your heart is lovely in the dark blue. Your starry sky and fab silver tree are great on your sky background.

    So sorry to hear that you have concerns on your plate so soon in the new year, and my sympathies on the loss of a friend. Hugs.

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  7. Oh Greta, I'm so sorry for the loss of your co-worker and the family illnesses. Sending hugs and prayers your way. It's nice that you could find some comfort in your card making. These are both just lovely.

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  8. your cards are lovely and show that creating during times of difficulty is definitely good for the soul! you know my thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend!

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  9. Oh, no, my friend, I'm so sorry to hear about all the sad tragedies that have happened. We never should take one minute for granted. I'm glad you were able to find some distraction by making these two gorgeous cards. I'm sending you hugs and love, Darnell

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  10. Very striking use of colours Greta. Hope your year improves.

    B x

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear of the serious medical problems in your family and hope they are being treated and recovering. That is so sad about your friend losing her life. I love your beautiful heart card. What a gorgeous die that is. Love that background you made for the tree card. So much texture and perfect for a night sky.

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  12. Both are beautiful cards Greta.

    I'm sorry 2019 has been a sad start.
    Faith
    x

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  13. So sorry to hear of the loss of your former co-worker, Greta. Also, am sorry to hear of serious medical issues with family members. I'll be keeping all in prayer. Your cards are just lovely. A very pretty heart die and wonderful embossed background with the tiny hearts! And, your last card is beautiful with the silver tree against the dark blue sky, very pretty! Take good care, hugs!!

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  14. Came to admire your starry night sky. So very sorry to hear of the crappy start to the new year. Big hugs across the pond. Hope things change for the better soon. Maybe creating can help.

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  15. I am in llllllllove with these two cards, Greta. The starry night is perfect. Hugs, my dear friend. I hope your family members feel better soon.

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  16. Oh dear girl - what a bad start to the year. So sorry to hear about your co-worker and sincerely hope your family health issues are resolved soon. I adore your card - got the outline die but not sure about the centre - LOVE it in bluess. And also love your tree card as well. Chin up honey, thinking of you!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  17. Gorgeous cards, Greta. I esp love the starry sky one. Really beautiful.

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and the worrisome health issues of your family members. Hugs and prayers for comfort and hope....and brighter days ahead.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  18. Beautiful Card Greta! Love the heart die, it's very elegant.
    I'm sorry to hear 2019 has been a rough start. Praying for you and your family - Hugs Sweetie!

    Theresa

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  19. Oh honey I am so sorry to hear the news... A hug is on it's way... It can only get better right? In any case your cards are gorgeous as always and blue is always good... It's very calming. Take care my friend... Thinking of you

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  20. Wonderful cards you created Greta.

    Thank you for joining our Poppystamp challenge blog.
    Pam x

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  21. Two beautiful cards, Greta! Sorry you had a rough start to 2019 and hope things look up for you!!

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  22. Hi Greta . . . sorry to learn of your difficult and tragic start to the year. I hope things improve for all concerned.

    Really love your beautiful cards.

    Hugs, Sarn
    Stamping for Pleasure Blog

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  23. Beautiful card, Greta!! Thanks for participating in Poppystamps "Starry Night" Challenge!

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  24. Beautiful cards! The blue is so vibrant against the grey/silver. Gorgeous!

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