Green For St. Patrick’s Day

You know what they say… If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough!  I’m not Irish, not one little drop, but green is my favourite colour (and yes, I’m wearing green today in honour of St. Pat!), and there are a lot of challenges that have a green theme this week.

I gave one of my two Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps her first outing.  Her name is Piper, and let me tell you, I was sorely tempted to somehow change that mug of cocoa in her hands to a mug of beer for the occasion!!!  But I didn’t!  I mean, how am I going to explain that when I send this card to someone next Christmas!  I did give her a nice green dress though and there’s glitter in her hair, so maybe she’s been out partying after all!

I coloured Piper with Prisma pencils and added Eucalyptus stickles to her hat, Crystal Stickles to her hair and dots of snow with Opal White Liquid Pearls.  She was distressed with a bit of DI Antique Linen, edged with Tea Dye and matted on to green card.  All of the papers came from the scrap box and they’re all DCWV from the various 12″x12″ stacks that I’ve bought over the years, they were also edged with the DI Tea Dye.  The pine branch is a Marianne Designs die and the Poinsettia and leaves are from Prima, I added a gold gem to the centre.  The snowflake is a Martha Stewart die and the Hampton Art sentiment was stamped in Brilliance Cottage Ivy.

I’ve been making inserts as I go along from the scraps of white/cream card that I have and snips of the DP paper, not sure how long I’ll keep doing this for, but I have a LOT of these pieces to use up.

The inside sentiment is from Studio G, and was also stamped in the Brilliance Cottage Ivy ink.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michaels ~ The Paper Company green and cream ~ GinaK Pure Luxury White
  • DP: DCWV Christmas Stacks
  • Stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie “Piper” ~ Hampton Art “The Beauty of the Season ~ Studio G $1 find
  • Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Distress Ink Antique Linen & Tea Dye ~ Brilliance Cottage Ivy
  • Embellies: Liquid Pearls White Opal ~ Stickles Crystal & Eucalyptus ~ Gold Gem from Michaels ~ Prima Flower and Leaves
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Marianne Designs Pine Branch die ~ Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch ~ EKSuccess 1″ Circle Punch

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Challenges:

Sketch Saturday ~ Current LO

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Challenge ~ Going Green

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Hazel’s Patterned Paper Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland & Cute Card Thursday ~ Girls, Girls, Girls

Jingle Belles ~ The Holly and the Ivy

Kraftin’ Kimmie Wednesday Share ~ Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps

Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes

Christmas Fun ~ Green Christmas Trees or Anything Goes

The Glory of Christmas Challenge ~ Cocoa/Hot Drinks

Crimbo Crackers ~ Cute Christmas

Christmas Stampin’ All Year ~ Sparkle & Shine

Crafty Sentiments ~ Lots of Green

Inky Impressions ~ Go Green

Delightful Challenges ~ The Wearing of the Green

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31 thoughts on “Green For St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Very green! Love that you are decorating the insides of your cards too. I really must try to get in that habit!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. I have a date for the dance – do you ? And what a great idea – you turned a St. Paddy’s Day card into a Christmas Card! Beautiful design and paper! You do those liquid pearls so well – mine always looks like the nipples of Venus!Sandy xx

  3. GREAT card B!! Maybe there’s mulled wine in that there mug? Fabulous colours!!

    Sheesh, I need to catch up on making printed inserts for Christmas cards here – no chance of back tracking and decorating the insides :(

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

  4. This is such a gorgeous design…thank you so much for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas we would love you to join us again next week for another great challenge…
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    Xx

  5. What a delicious St. Paddy’s card (and worked so great as a Christmas card too!). Love her little mug and no telling what may be the beverage either. You have a deft hand with the LP, my efforts would have been blobs. This is a cute little image, and some great Christmas treatment on the card. Like it – LOTS! TFS & Hugs

  6. Love the paper you used here! Such a lovely Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Delightful Challenges, “wearing of the green”! :)

  7. a gorgeous creation and just perfect for our Winter Wonderland challenge
    Hugs Kate
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

  8. Piper looks great but methinks she may have some coffee with a generous dollop of Baileys in that coffee mug.
    I think i have those poinsettias…will have to remember to try some of my brad collection out on them! I was just looking at that branch die the other day but put it backand sucumbed to a tattered angels doe instead…lol I have a new addiction!

    Just having a wee catch up on your blog…off to view some more I have missed.

  9. Yep, I think she might have a wee bit of Irish in her. : ) Very cute! I really like the “falling snow” and the bit of sparkle in her hair. Thanks for playing with CSAYL and CHNCC2

  10. What a great image! Love the colors. Thanks for playing at Completely Christmas. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

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