Thursday, November 30, 2023

Friendship and Christmas

Last minute entry for the Altenew November challenge using Dreamy Daylillies embossing folder & stencils, plus the word die in the bundle.  
Whoever came up with stencils to color embossing folders is a genius in my book--haha!  I picked out inks that were as close as I could get to the challenge colors:  PTI Autumn Rose, Altenew Fuschia & Hydrangea.  I covered the ends of the stamens in Nuvo Glaze & added silver splatters.
The embossing is so beautiful, I kept it simple with just a silver strip & word.  Can't wait to use this folder again with different colors.  I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.

I participate in a Christmas card exchange each year.  This time I used CN9 Tiny Trees Turnabout with a different color combo for each card.  This one has been received, so I'll post it here & enter Christmas Kickstart, Rudolph Days, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday
Three turns were stamped in PTI Lilac Grace, Lavender Moon & Amethyst Allure, with the 4th turn silver embossed.  One of the separate trees in the set was also silver embossed with Amethyst for the trunk.  To make the tree stand out from the background, I die cut a vellum oval & brushed the back with the Amethyst ink. 
I added Silver Stickles & a sequin to the tree, stamped the sentiment from the set to match & used Amethyst Allure cardstock for the mat.  I knew the recipient loved purple & I'm happy to say she likes her card.

Sorry to do 2 posts so close together, but challenges are closing.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.


  1. Gorgeous cards, Greta! I'm so happy to see you playing again at Christmas Kickstart, and I love the design and colour combo of your card! Jo x

  2. Your Altenew entry is gorgeous, Greta! I like the pink and purple blooms. Your second card is playful and super cute. Two fantastic cards, my friend!

  3. The card for the Altenew challenge is beyond gorgeous, Greta! Everything about it is just perfect. The second card is so sweet with the trees done in pink and purple.

  4. Hi Greta,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What very wonderful cards and they both look very gorgeous .especially that embossing folder used on your first one.
    Your Christmas one is alos gorgeous and the colours are so pretty.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L DT

  5. What beautiful colours today Greta, both lovely but that first one is a real stunner.

    B x

  6. These are gorgeous creations in pinks and purples. Love.

  7. Fantastic lily card Greta. It's stunning. And of course I adore that turnabout card. It is proudly on display in my lounge. Thank you Greta. It's perfect!

  8. i love that first one so much. I think it is the soft colours and subtle shading, just gorgeous. I don't yet have any embossing folder and stencil sets in my stash. Think I might have to put that right soon xx

  9. Both beautiful cards but the lily card is sensational. Xxx

  10. Gorgeous daylilies, Greta, and I love your Christmas card in non-traditional colors!!

  11. The colorful embossed flowers on card 1 look sensational and I agree - putting those 2 items together is genius! All those tiny trees are so cute on the next card as well.

  12. So happy to see you as a winner in Altenew's Inspiration Challenge, Greta! Huge congrats and happy shopping!


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