Thursday, May 16, 2019

Having Fun!

I keep adding items to my sale pages, so you might want to take a look.

Well, the laptop saga continues.  The replacement part was damaged when it was soldered, so now the waiting starts all over again.  Apparently, soldering is almost never required which tells you how old my laptop is.  Trying to think positively as I still hope he will be able to do the repair.  Next time, I'll just give in & get a new laptop.
On a happier note, hubby has finally turned the corner after 3 days of antibiotics.  Luckily the rain returned, so he hasn't been tempted to work outside.  Fritz is slowly finishing each of the additional meds he was put on for the gastroenteritis.  So far, so good.  Time will tell if he needs to take any of them on a permanent basis.
The "having fun" title of my post applies to the card I have to show you.  I can go to Instagram on my phone, so have looked at it more while I don't have my laptop.  I was inspired by some cross stitch I saw @dsiegel27.  I die cut Altenew Pegboard Canvas & pulled out teal & lime craft cord.


Instead of my original idea, I just stitched a simple frame.  Then I covered the center area with a piece of white cardstock.  SSS Painted Thanks was die cut from white cardstock & silver glitter paper & glued together.  The little words stamped in gray are from PTI Counting My Blessings & the silver splatters are done with stamps in PRS Fall Colors.  I seldom use SSS Sketch Ranunculus dies, but now I'm glad I have them.  The smaller flower was stamped in Memento Teal Zeal & then I brushed on additional color so that the center area was the darkest.  Love these sweet leafy branches which were stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme.  I colored in the leaves with the same ink using the smallest brush in my $9 set from Amazon--same as the $50 ones.  Just got Tsukineko Silver Shimmer Stix, so tried it out on the flower.


It's the same sparkle as the spray, but is a tube with a dauber end for control.  The flower is mounted with foam tape, so it's a bit higher than the stitching or the die cut word.  By the way, Score Tape on the back of the stitching worked great to attach the panel to the card front.  I'm entering RRCB (PTI stamp 2012, Floral 2016), SSS Flickr & SSS Wednesday.
Edited to add: I forgot to enter Virginia's Show & Share which I had in mind when I started the stitching.
RRCB 110Show and Share with Virginia (click HERE)
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.  Just know that right now it's taking me a lot longer, so I'm behind.




18 comments:

  1. Your stitched frame looks gorgeous. . Love those two colours together.pleased to hear that both the boys are getting better. Hugs Mrs A.

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  2. What a creative and stunning card. You are so talented Greta and your card is amazing. Fingers crossed with DH and Fritz and good luck with the computer problems x

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  3. Wow, those colors are fabulous Greta. Great impact. Hope hubs is feeling better each day and that Fritz is getting better too. Hope the laptop is in great shape when you get it back.

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  4. glad everyone in the household is feeling better (except for Mr. Laptop!). love the crostitching frame - so unique with the pretty flower! blue and green are my faves!!

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  5. This is gorgeous and the cross stitching makes for a wonderful frame design.

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  6. I totally LOVE the Stitched Frame! It looks Fantastic! Beautiful Card Greta! So glad to hear everyone is healing over at your house!! :)

    Theresa

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  7. What a gorgeous combination of colour and texture you achieved with the stitched frame. It highlights the lovely Ranuculus just perfectly. The finishing touches with silver completes this stunning card. I love it! x

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  8. Pretty card, Greta! Love the cross stitch frame and all the sparkle!

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  9. So lovely, Greta! Wonderful cross stitch frame in pretty colors! Love the sparkly sentiment, too!

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  10. Glad to hear hubby is on the mend, I hope he is able to come off the antibiotics.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the colour combo and flowers and as for your stitching I truly admire your patience with them.
    Faith x

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  11. The cross stitch makes a lovely frame for your glittery flower. I like how the shimmer on the flower is matched by the sparkle of the die cut 'thanks'. It's a very pretty card and uses lovely colours. Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

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  12. This is gorgeous, such a lovely way to frame a card. I love the sparkle on the flower and the letters. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  13. So much texture and glimmer! Very pretty card any friend would enjoy receiving! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber for our Spring Is Here! challenge.

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  14. Wow, that stitched frame is simply gorgeous, Greta! It is perfect with the sentiment! You are so talented! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS!

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  15. This is over the top fabulous!!!! So in love with your amazing stitching, really makes your card shine!

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  16. I love those lime and teal colors and this card is very cool. I hope both hubby and doggie are doing great now and both on the mend. I can understand your laptop distress. Seems like it's either my computer, software going wonky or, right now, the printer that is not working properly. It makes me crazy. (crazier).

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  17. Holy smokes Greta, your stitched frame is out of this world!! What a pretty pretty card and I love the colors!

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