Thursday, April 18, 2019

Friendship & Christmas

I have 2 very different projects to share today.  First up is my entry for Heather's W&W April Color Combo.  This time the challenge is to use all neutrals.


I began by die cutting the Do You See What I See? cover plate from white cardstock.  I trimmed it to the shape & size I wanted with my scissors & glued it to a Soft Stone panel.  The flower is made with 3 of the dies from In Bloom: Eva's Favorite Flowers using dark gray & white cardstock--cutting 2 of each size bloom plus a center.   My favorite W&W die, In a Word: Hello, was die cut twice from white cardstock & once from dark gray.  I loved Nuvo Drops when I first got them, but now I can't seem to make drops with them.  However, they work great spread with a wet paintbrush on die cuts.


I used White Blizzard Glitter Drops on the white blooms & word--so pretty in person.  The little word from The Big, The Bold & The Happy was double white embossed on black cardstock.  A black panel was used for the mat, a pearl was added to the flower center & clear sequins finish it off.  I'm also entering The Snippets Playground, SSS Monday & Time Out.
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Next is my entry for Christmas Kickstart where the theme is Snowmen.  I've been having fun combining cross stitch with papercrafting, so pulled out the MFT snowman pattern to make a tag card.


I used MFT Cross Stitch Tag & Scallop Cross Stitch Tag.  The sentiment is from a very old MFT stamp set.  I'm also entering CHNCWAW.
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19 comments:

  1. two awesome cards Greta. Love the little snowman and your friend card is really fabulous.

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  2. Lovely makes, Greta! that little snowman tag is adorable. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart again, always lovely to have you join the fun, Jo x

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  3. Great neutral card with soft colors. I love your cross stitch tag. It's a keeper for sure and a fun little extra to add to a package.

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  4. fabulous card, greta! that little stitched snowman is just too darn cute!

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  5. Wonderful texture and a fabulous design on your neutrally coloured first card....very classy x. Your cross stitching and your adorable snowman tag is wonderful x

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  6. YOur neutrals are very calming. Your snowman is delightful. So cute.

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  7. Beautiful card and I love the cross stitched tag too.

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  8. two more wonderful creations, Greta - love the soft neutrals and the snowman is darling

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  9. What a great way to use the nuvo drops. I must give it a try. Love the monotone colours. hugs Mrs A.

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  10. A really lovely creation as always Greta as is the super cross stitch tag.

    Wishing you a Happy Easter.

    B x

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  11. Love your impressive Hello card. I'm also impressed with your cross stitching. Super work.
    Faith x

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  12. This is such a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  13. I like the monochromatic look on your card and that little snowman is adorable!!

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  14. Gorgeous monochromatic design and fabulous fun snowman, love the texture. EmmaT

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  15. Love your monochromatic hello card. Great design and combination of elements. Thanks for the tip on using the Nuvo drops with a paintbrush on die cuts. I can't seem to get dots with them that aren't pointy! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Time Out.

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  16. So much fun...love your wonderful stitching, too cute!

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  17. A cute wee snow man to add to you Christmas Stash and the monochromatic one is elegant and classy. Great for any occasion and would be great for male or female recipient.

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  18. I love the graphic feel of your card. It is amazing!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  19. Gorgeous snippets card Greta! And I also love your tag. Reminds me that I should die cut a few tags ready to have a play with them! And the snowman is so cute!

    Dudley has been yodeling at the heating engineer here - Little tinker! You're so right about him being a cuddly bundle of fluff - but one with a built in alarm system!!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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