Monday, January 11, 2021


Difficult times for everyone.  I'm relieved that we will have a decent man in the White House, but I'm depressed that people/organizations I grew up admiring continue to promote lies, division & violence.  I'm also heartbroken that 2 family members are seriously ill.  They don't have Covid, but are extremely high risk.  Their medical care is negatively affected by Covid.  I can't see either one because of Covid.  Thankfully, making cards is a distraction & it makes me happy to think people enjoy receiving them.
First is a card made with Memory Box Bingham Heart die.  The top was brushed with DO Worn Lipstick & the bottom with Cracked Pistachio.
I attached it to a kraft card & added dots of Stickles.  Rounding the corners completely changed the look.  
SSS Painted Hugs was die cut from a kraft scrap, stacked 2 high, brushed with a shimmer pen & covered with Nuvo Glaze.  I love this color combo.  I'm entering The Snippets Playground.
Next is my entry for the January Memory Box Hearts Challenge.  I used MB Grand Heart die cut from a painted scrap with blues, greens & gold.  
Bingham Heart was die cut from a gold scrap & embellished with Champagne Stickles.  
The die cut word is from Poppystamps Happy Easter Egg & the gold embossed sentiment is from PTI Scripted.
Edited to add:  Also entering DRU.

My last card also features a heart, but this time I created one by stamping flowers & leaves in the shape of a heart. I lightly traced the heart using the negative space of a heart die.  Using my Mini MISTI let me line up a stamp & then erase where I was about to stamp. I like not having to erase after stamping. 
The images are Ink to Paper & Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf, Bold Blooms, & Essential Sentiments.  The inks are Autumn Rose, Prairie Grass, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse & Cocoa Bean.  I tried to do a little shading which you might see on the flowers & stems with 2 leaves.  I used a white gel pen to make dots in the flower centers & splattered watered down Prairie Grass.  I love dies, but I'm a stamper at heart.  This card definitely makes me smile.  I'm entering Melissa's Fab Friday & WAW.
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  1. Three lovely cards. And thanks for the tip about using the Misti to erase before stamping, I have never thought of that - I do my drawing on a spare piece of card the same size as the one I am stamping on, then keep popping it into the Misti and lining it up over the card I'm stamping on every time I want to position a stamp, but that means I don't get to see where I've already stamped.
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  2. Your delicate wreaths are all lovely, Greta! Three wonderful cards. I'm so sorry about your family members. Prayers for their healing.

  3. Very beautiful are your heart wreath cards, Greta! Wonderful design and lovely colors! Awesome stamping on your last card, so pretty! Sending up prayers for your family members. Take care, hugs!!

  4. Such a beautiful delicate heart wreath, your cards are beautiful!

  5. Three beauties featuring hearts, Greta! Especially love the heart you created with stamps and the heart die cut looks amazing both ways!!

  6. all so pretty and delicate, Greta - my fave is the last one and so clever how you used your MISTI for creating the heart wreath - I don't like erasing after I've stamped either.

  7. Loving the hearts and flowers, Greta! So darling.

  8. What a clever idea about the misti and erasing the lines on your third beautiful card Greta x. Three really pretty heart cards and extra loving the colour combination on the first one.
    Sending love and hugs to you and your two poorly family members x.

  9. Wonderful colors and designs Greta. I am sorry to hear about your two family members that are seriously ill. Keeping them in my thoughts.

    Hugs Diane

  10. Your heart cards are beautiful, Greta! Those dies are so delicate and feminine. I like that combination of pistachio and pink too! Courage and hugs, sweet friend.

  11. Sorry to hear about your family members who are seriously ill. It must be horrid not being able to visit. Your heart cards are delightful Greta; especially love the pink and mint on Kraft. Clever work with the mist and pencil lines too - that's a great tip.

  12. I love all your beautiful heart designed cards.

  13. What a stunning set of heart cards. Sorry to hear that your family. Sending healing prayers.

  14. Beautiful clean and simple cards!!

  15. Three very beautiful cards, I think the third one is my favourite. I do hope your relatives do OK xx

  16. OH! my goodness Greta, these are so beautiful, the first 2 look completely different even with the same die, I love your floral heart, so pretty. Awful not being able to see people when they are not well and not be able to help. Sad times.
    Keep safe
    Faith x

  17. I am so sorry to hear your news Greta, I can imagine how distressing this must be for you. Stay strong and keep your hopes high... I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Beautiful cards as always and I certainly have enjoyed receiving your cards - my birthday one being the latest. I'm so sorry to see the events unfolding in your country but good will eventually triumph... All things have a purpose. Hugs to you

  18. Lovely cards here Greta - I adore each on as much as the other! I'm so sorry to hear about the health issues with those you love - that's something people forget, COVID impacts on other who don't have COVID but need medical treatment. I'm following you on Instagram! I have an account (look out for icemaiden65) but don't have a smart phone any longer so I don't upload stuff. But, I do like to peek!

    Special love

    Di xx

  19. I'm sorry to hear about your family members, Greta and hope they recover despite the scary times. It's such a worry what happens to non Covid patients while the epidemic rages.
    On a nicer note, I do love your heart cards, particularly the last one and thank you for the tip about erasing the pencil marks before you stamp.
    Take care.
    Carol x

  20. Greta I'm so sorry to hear about members of your family being so sick. It's not easy right now to see those who are sick. I'm sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Your cards are all beautiful, as always!