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3/10/2014

More Green

Hello there, and welcome. One more green theme card, as I'm whittlin' down those needed for mailing. This one was very easy to do:


- Prickly Pear Lucky Horse Shoe (HH0045) colored with the usual method. Used clear Wink of Stella (WoS) to give some shine to the horseshoe, which is quite nice IRL.

- S/B rounded square to die cut & emboss.

- glittery leaves were snippets, as were the papers used on the card base. MS punch on the darker green paper. The design is reminiscent of Celtic crosses.

- SU stamped sentiment on white snippet. Snippet glitter shamrock (you've seen these on previous cards- it's an Impression Obsession die that I've had for a while).

- pearls to trim. Called it done. Got just a few more of this theme and then make way for Easter cards.

How do you like the Yankee Candle shamrock holder? We found this candle jar topper Friday afternoon at our local YC store - along with a few others. Couldn't decide on which one, as the store didn't have what I really had in mind, but thought this one would be nice for these holiday cards. They were not that pricey - so got a couple of other designs. We found a real cutie with dachshunds on it, to save for DD's birthday. No greyhounds though.

We enjoyed sitting in the sun on the deck with my brother & his shadow (a tiny Schnauser named Sunshine) Saturday afternoon. Got right hot too! Felt like summer had arrived, but we expect to have a few more cold blasts before ole Mr. Winter blows his last.

 Thanks for visitin', and ya'll come again soon. Hugs.

29 comments:

vicki said...

Mary this is lovely I really like the pretty green colours and the lucky horseshoe is fab ;) the pretty border finishes off your card lovely
Hugs
Vic x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,

Lovely card - and what a perfect "stand" for it!
We had a nice weekend here but the wind has now kicked up and the temperature is dropping. Wishing for rain or snow as we haven't had much of a winter here.

Hugs,
Kay

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous card Mary. Sorry I haven't been around to do much commenting. I only ever make one St Patrick's Day card and that is for my brother because that is his birthday, so he gets two cards from me. He's an Englishman, born on the national day of Ireland and christened with Welsh names - Morgan David. I don't know why my parents missed out a Scottish connection! Lol! Hugs Christine xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the flower border and the horseshoe image!! The sparkly leaves are an awesome touch!! And your card holder is gorgeous!! What a fabulous find!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely in green, Mary! Love the horseshoe image and your little snippet shamrock really finishes of the card nicely.

Rita said...

Love your Shamrock card Mary. Not a card I've ever made mind you. The stand looks fantastic. Enjoy your Evening. Hugs Rita xxx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What a great St. Patrick's Day card Mary !!! The image is perfect as is the whole design !!!

Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Irene said...

A fabulous card Mary. Wonderful backing papers and embellishments, your Yankee candle holder is brilliant.
luv
irene
xxxx

Donna Hanley said...

We could use the lucky horseshoe up here in Ma to help turn the weather around. All kidding aside, this is a very pretty card. Love the punch and those die cut leaves. The YC topper is perfect.Enjoy your day.

Pippa said...

Hi Mary, just had a look through some past posts, you certainly have been busy with the St Patrick's day cards. I take it that you have lots of Irish friends. The candle toppers make great card holders too.

jimlynn said...

I'll have to look for a topper with the doxies on it now! This one with the clover is very pretty.

Love your St. Paddy's day card and those green leaves sparkle all the way down here in Texas. SO pretty.

Lynn

Marilyn said...

Love this card!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Mary. I like the horse shoe and your candle topper. Those toppers are really cute.

Pat said...

Another lovely St. Patrick card Mary. The horseshoe is a nice lucky emblem, and beautifully coloured, and the papers and the MS punch work well too, and it is so nice to use the glitter card for the leaves. x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Mary. I have been keeping my eye out for a nice candle topper to hold my cards on.
Hugs
xx

Bonnie said...

What a pretty card, Mary! It's bound to bring good luck and happiness to the recipient! Love the candle topper. What a lucky find! It's nice here today and tomorrow supposed to be really nice. I really should be out walking instead of sitting here at this computer. But I've enjoyed my visit!

Carol L said...

You can't get much more luck that a bunch of shamrocks within a horseshoe! Great card today Mary! I must admit I'm envious of your sitting on the deck in the sunshine ;) I can't wait for those days to return here in the north!!! Enjoy :)

Sarah said...

Hi Mary. Lovely to meet you and thank you for joining my band of followers!! I have just spent a happy while having a look at what you've been up to , the lucky horse shoe is fabulous and the stand perfectly picked too!! Dorset is a wonderful place to live and Martin Clunes is just 20 minutes from us. He has a
Fair each year at his farm which is always great fun!! See you soon, Sarah xx

kbrandy4 said...

Hi Mary. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and becoming a follower. I love your St Paddy's day card, beautiful image and punched border! From your newest follower Hazel x

Petra Swart said...

Lovely St P Day card, Mary!! Loving the little bits of glitter! Great!!
Enjoy the hot weather!! Here in South Africa our days and nights are slowly becoming cooler - autumn is here!
Have a lovely day!

Brenda said...

Loving this card Momma Mary! I love that horseshoe and clovers-you have it colored so pretty. I also love those awesome papers you used and the glittery leaves behind your image. Your glittery clover is so pretty along with the sentiment. I love, love that candle topped that you are using to hold your cards. I meant to say to say something about it before. Clever idea to use one of those, will have to look for a pretty one. Was really nice here to and I grilled out for supper. Loved it, but of course only 28 degrees for Thursday. Oh well won't complain much. lol Hugs!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Gorgeous green card Mary!!! Love this :)

Sheila H said...

Cute card with so many lovely details! And I love the candle topper.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very pretty St Paddy's day design, love the stand ! The vibrant greens are wonderful. Have a great day, Shirleyx

Donna Ellis said...

it is beautiful, Mary! love all the shades and papers! xo

Brenda in IN said...

I'm loving your St. Patrick's Day cards. The one from Brenda is so pretty with that curved side. You scored big with those shamrock and butterfly candle toppers. They are very pretty.

SarahGeorge said...

I love the green in your card:) very pretty creation:)

Faith A said...

This is a smashing card, love the shamrock top of the jar too.

Oh! i'm looking forward to summer and real warmth.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Everything about this card is wonderful. I love the touches of glitter in the leafy vines and the shamrock. You rock!