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



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