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3/08/2014

St. Patrick's Day

Whoo Hoo...it's the weekend! A lovely Saturday in our area, sunny, temps going into the 70's. I see an open door & windows in my future...air out the winter stale house.

Let me say a big welcome to the newest follower: Petra S of Cards Creative. In my usual 'monkey see' attitude, I followed a link from Our Darnell's blog. She promised enjoyment & inspiration at Petra's blog, and since Darnell hasn't steered me wrong yet...off I went. Yep, another lovely blog to enjoy some beautiful work, so when you've time, I'm playing the link forward. Petra is located in So. Africa. Isn't it just wonderful that with this blogging thing we can meet people all over the world, and learn about places that we may never get to visit in person? Wow!

Here's the card to share this afternoon:



 
- Art Impressions image, die cut with S/B Noble Rectangles, 2nd largest. I did not have the die on the image straight (guess it slipped in running through the B/S as I had thought it placed properly). One small edge of the left side was not done straight. Also the die didn't cut as well as it should have. So...I used scissors and snipped out the main part, and thus the edge that you see. All tribulations must be accepted by the Operator(me). I still liked the look...kinda whimsical, doncha think? Edged with a green copic marker, added some shiny rhinestones, some of which were colored with copics. Dabbed the hat pompom with Ranger Rock Candy stickles, then applied a bit of MS white flock
 
Darice St. Patrick EF background on green paper. Used Brillance Galaxy Gold to brayer the EF prior to embossing; IRL this gives quite a sparkle look, but not showing well here.
 
- Cardz TV St. Patrick's Day set for the sentiment, punched with an SU punch, popped up for some added dimension.
 
That's it for me this afternoon. Going out on the deck to enjoy some sunshine and visit with my brother & his puppy. Ya'll come back when you can. Hugs

22 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Mary, I like the fab image and the embossing
Kevin xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you, dear Mary, for visiting my links and introducing yourself - and then linking them again after you two link up! It's like a giant circle of support all across the globe. I adore your plump Irishman! If you ask me, he's already BEEN kissed, judging from how his eyes are crossed from the moving experience!! Enjoy that wonderful windows-open weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Benzi said...

A very cute Irish card, Mary. Oh, we all have things we snip here and there and don't get straight...not to worry. I see nothing askew on this card. I really need to make my "from Irish descent" hubby a St. Patrick's Day card.

I've had a wonderful Saturday. Went out with my neighbor to a couple of plant nurseries. Hubby mowed the front yard to get up stray leaves and then later today we worked in the yard. I cut off all the dead on the ferns, cut the wild clematis and ornamental grasses down so the pretty green will be coming and showing soon.

Sue said...

Fabulous card Mary wish we could have some of your weather!!! love that image and the embossing is gorgeous enjoy your sunshine lots of huggles Sue xx

vicki said...

Ahhh this is so sweet Mary I love your colouring he looks great! Really sweet greeting too :)

It's great to meet people blogging there are so many lovely people out there

Have a lovely weekend

Hugs

Vic x

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! The image is so cute!! I love the shamrock embossing!! What a fun card!! Have a wonderful evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

Whoa, that's quite some die you've got your hands on there! It looks perfect with this little leprechaun image! Beautiful coloring and a delightful shamrock background to boot! Shiver me shamrocks - it will soon be St Patrick's day!

Gail said...

That is so great!
The green is very vibrant!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Mary, thanks sooooo much for the lovely words, my friend!!! ...and for the link to my blog ... that is so kind of you!!! I really do appreciate that!! It is so nice to make friends all over the world and to enjoy each other's work!!
Your card is so sweet - the bright green is so cheerful and I love that sentiment!! I can slightly see the sparkle look - must be so nice IRL!! Great card!!
Have a super Sunday!!
Hugz

Susan (rainy) said...

Never would have noticed that the "left side was not done straight". Its all beautiful and fun, Mary.

Donna Ellis said...

ha! sucha cute little irish leprechaun (is there another nationality of leprechaun? LOL) - wonderful colors and a darling card, Mary! hugs, de

Marilyn said...

Love your card Mary. Love the image

Irish Cherokee said...

Mary, this is one cute card. Yes I am taking a few minutes to stop in here and there just not everywhere.

Nicecrane Designs said...

What a cute image,,,,,, Mary,,,, I am not sure what is celebrated on St Patick Day,,,, but is sound great my friend,,,,,,you can watch my new Japanese Sheet,,,,,with a gorgeus crane in my sotre,, and if you like this one I´ll send a free copy, let me know.

jimlynn said...

Not so sure I'd want to kiss this little guy cause I think maybe his "stache" would tickle - but I do love the card! Precious and green!!
Lynn

Sandy said...

Now this is what I call a cute little man! doesn't he have the sweetest face!!!
sandy xx

Brenda said...

What a cute, cute card Momma Mary! I love that little whimsical Irish man, he has the kindest face. I also love the mat you have him on and yes, I think it does add some whimsy! I am loving that embossing folder too. Your sentiment works perfect with this cute little man. lol Hugs!

Bonnie said...

What a fun image, Mary! I must be leaning because he looks straight to me and I see a twinkle in his eye!

Pat said...

A real cute little Irish gentleman Mary. Lovely the colours and the shamrock EF. A real fun card. x

Sheila H said...

Your fun and funny card is a real hoot, Mary. I think your die cut is perfect - you finished it off quite well. Love the sentiment and the image!

Karen Petitt said...

You have coloured him in beautifully Mary and I love the shape of the die cut - very quirky and fun! Going to have a quick look at anything else I have missed xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your coloring is just fabulous. I can't image what that die cut is supposed to look like if you say you snipped it up. It certainly is interesting. Great St. Pat's card!