17 March 2011

Just A Wee Bit of Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Keeping in the spirit of the traditionally Irish Holiday, I made some cards this week for Tiddly Ink's Challenge:  Lucky Me (Challenge #42) that just "scream" (well, maybe not TOO loud) St. Paddy's Day!  I challenged myself a bit within this challenge to use existing TI images (w/o any hint of them being for this holiday), & turn them into St. Pat's Day images.  Take a look-see...

"Doggone Luck" - Tiddly Inks Challenge Submission

"Lucky Bloom Blessings" - Tiddly Inks Challenge BONUS Card
As you can see, once I got into the Shamrock Spirit, there was no stopping me!  Clearly I was on a roll!  The sentiments were something I found on the web by simply searching for "Irish Blessing/Sayings."  Both of these sentiments are just the perfect touch to finish off these images.  Using Word I went through, selected the fonts I wanted for each card & even placed a watermark of shamrocks behind the sentiment on the Doggone Luck card. 

Supplies used for cards:  Digi Images by Tiddly Inks, Copic Markers, DCWV Spring Paper Stacks, EK Success Floral Swirl punch, Spica Glitter Markers, Glamour Dust, ribbon: Michael's Dollar selections.

In fact, I am one who saves scraps from whatever cards I have made (trust me, I have a whole expanding file folder FULL of project/card scraps; emphasis on "expanding."), and I did have scraps from these cards.  A few weeks back one of the blogs posed just this sort of challenge (to make a card using scraps), so again I challenged myself to do just that with the scraps from the St. Patrick's Day cards.  Look what I was able to come up with...
Shamrock Scrap Cr8'ion

Shamrock Scrap Cr8'ion - detail
Well, I sure hope these cards put you into the spirit of the holiday.  It certainly worked for me!  I'm getting ready to have an Irish feast with the family tonight: corned beef & cabbage.  Yummy!

Enjoy your day & thanks again for taking a look at my cr8'ions!

Happy Cr8'ing!!


  1. Jules these are all FABULOUS!! I love each one!!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tiddly Inks!


  2. jules hun you rocked the tiddly inks challenge with your gorgeous cards hun, i love both the tiddly entries and the 3rd one looks fab with those little popouts, thank you for joining in with our green fun over at tiddly inks hugs Lou xx

  3. fabulous cards!!! thank you for joining us at tiddly inks this week.

    greetings femke

  4. Love how you've adapted the "Non St. Patty's" images into fabuous cards for the challenge. Thanks for joining us this week! xxD

  5. Love all of these....they are super lucky and pretty! :) I love how you made them all Irish green and cute! :)

  6. Wonderful cards! They are all just absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly inks!

  7. Those are such cute cards! I love the girls red hair!!! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

  8. All these cards are fabulous! Love the sentiment on the first one! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks.